How to sell a Fixer Upper

Not all properties are ready to go on sale day, and oftentimes the best homes aren't the ones that appeal to everyone. These diamonds in the rough are refered to as “Fixer Uppers” and can allow you to pay less and imagine larger! Don’t be fooled by ripped out walls and unfinished flooring, these can be signs of good bones and amazing investment opportunities.

In this weeks video I show you the best way to sell a fixer upper, and also the value in buying one. Sometimes your perfect house, or someone else’s cannot be bought at face value. In this case your buying a blank slate to turn your home into your kingdom!



Will Kawhi Leonard increase the value of your Home?


The Toronto Raptors are going to the finals! Yes you heard it right, for the first time in franchise history our beloved Raptors will face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals. With all the buzz in the city of Toronto regarding the Raptors, people are wondering what that series will affect, and what can we expect the city’s future to be.

In this weeks video I go into detail about that changes you can expect in the GTA with the NBA finals coming to Toronto. Previous statics show some interesting trends that could possibly be one of the best things that has happened to the real estate market in 2019. Make sure you check out the video, and cheer your Raptors on. GO RAPS GO!



Simple Steps to Improve the Value of your Listing

Buying and selling a home is among some of the most stressful times in your life; making this process easier, and improving the rewards that come with it is essential. I touch on a few of the most important, and cost effective ways to improve your showing. Using these simple steps you can easily increase the value of your property by thousands.

The most frequently asked question I get when it comes to staging, and renovating a house to sell is how much money should I put into fixing it. This is a good question however, the answer is quite simple. You must keep in mind that the money you spend, if spent right, will automatically increase the value of your home. There are some obvious changes you can make to add huge value like finishing a basement or creating an addition to your home, all of which cost a fortune… but there are a few ways to add value without breaking the bank



Worst Tenant Ever!

Renting a property can be very stressful, especially when you do it on your own. I have come a long way from my first property, but I thought I would share a story of one of my first rental properties.

In this video I outline the rights and wrong while renting. These properties can produce high cash flow if you do it right, but it takes the right tenant in order for this to be the case. Be aware of all of the red flags that I point out in this weeks video. If you are considering buying a rental, this video is the perfect watch!



Have you ever asked yourself if a pool is worth it? There really is not one universal answer. In my new video “Do Pools Increase the Value of a Home” I talk about areas where a pool may be beneficial to buy, and also situations where it may harm the value of your home in the future.

Breaking down the characteristics of a home is very important. By understanding your area, neighbourhood, and future home buying prospects we can determine if you should, or should not buy a home with a pool. Pools are fun, and add visual appeal to any property; but they are not for everyone. Check out this week's video for a more in-depth look at the true value of your backyard oasis.

Are Airbnbs Illegal in Toronto?

Are Airbnb’s actually Illegal in Toronto? If you’re not sure, don't worry you are not alone. Airbnb’s have become some of the most relied on housing options for traveling; including vacations and business trips. In this video we dive into the short term renting availability in toronto, and if it is legal or not.

In fact, it is against the law to operate a short term rental (Airbnb) in the city of Toronto. I not only explain why but I also touch on how they are currently operated in the city. It's not common knowledge that these properties are banned, in fact there wasn't even a plan to make them illegal. There were progressive plans to allow these short term rentals to thrive in the city. Later this year they threw out all propositions in favour of Airbnb’s, and made them illegal.

Why Realtors are the Perfect Stalkers!

Did you know real estate agents are the perfect stalkers? If not, I’m going to show you why. As we continue to release information on sale data and pictures, does that freak you out? Is that the type of thing that you want to have circulating? To take it a step further, information is becoming publicly owned and shared among all of us.

In this video we creep Mr. Drake. Drake purchased a property, 21 Park Lane Circle. He bought a $6.7 million dollar piece of property. It's actually has a 245 foot frontage which is amazing! Anyone in my profession is able to see this information.

This is the type of information that would eventually be made public as privacy walls come down, if you guys don't believe I'm able to pull this off, I encourage you to put your first and last name, or whatever your title is registered on your property, as well as the city you live in, and I will do a public service of sharing your address in the comments down below for the entire world.

Purplebricks

Save the commission… that’s the story being sold on television and the internet. If we are going to give companies like Purplebricks, Comfree and Property Brothers a fair shot, we need to consider what working with these companies looks like at the time of negotiations.

This video is me sharing a story about interacting with a For Sale By Owner / Discount Brokerage a couple years ago. I didn’t make this video to deter people from trying these companies out, but instead to provide an honest picture of some key differences I’ve experienced when working with them. I’m sincerely receiving countless inquiries about these companies as they flood our market with advertising “saving the commisery” and “save thousands in commission”.

When it comes to buying or selling your most valuable asset, is it not worth asking whether saving a bit of money is truly worth the risk? I hope you enjoy this video, and happy to have a dialogue with those who have had a positive experience with companies like Purplebricks, Comfree and Property Brothers.

How To Save for a Down Payment on a House

How to save your money, straight from the mouth of an investor! Don't drag your feet, learn some of the strategies you'll need to buy a house like a pro. In this video we share creative ways for your to save money to buy a house and think like an investor.

We often think about cutting our expenses to get that dream home, but is there a better way? Of course there is! When you save for a house you need to think of it as an investor. That means knowing the strategies to get you there quicker and easier. Once we know what the bank is looking for and the down payment you'll need, we can sufficiently save for a home and apply some of these creative strategies when you save for a house.

We don't want to just share how to save for a house, we want to share what we did so you know the method is tried and true! This strategy to saving for a down payment works... If you would like assistance on saving for a house, feel free to reach out and we’re happy to guide you. Buying a house is one of the most rewarding yet challenging processes we face. Our goal is to make it easy for you.