My slogan “Selling Toronto Since 77" represents my experience as a Full-time
But that is not the whole story….please read "The Making of Your Agent"
By age 5, (as I recall it :) , I took a look across the
So my family of four packed up the truck, car and Sally the dog (the cattle traveled by train) and headed to a newly purchased farm just outside of Lindsay, Ontario.
Naturally, being the only Son, I quickly grew into Family Farming Business with my Father and Grandfather as it expanded from mixed livestock, grain and large scale potato growing into producing 136,000 broiler chickens annually. Next, a Farm Equipment Dealership was added. My Mother, our Admin. and Bookkeeper made sure I learned the importance of these functions. So this is pretty much the story of my Childhood - Hard Work and Busy learning all facets of running Businesses.
When I turned 16 (and had my driver's license), a most important and impactful thing occured. My father (Frank) announced “You and I are going to buy a lot, build a house and sell it. It is time you learned about property ! ” Soon after, we were shopping with a Realtor, to purchase a building lot overlooking Sturgeon Lake and I was learning the basics of plans, permits, basement installation, home building, and Home Selling thru a Realtor.
By the time I was 18 - I was feeling the draw of Toronto ! So I was happily attending
Now That Was A Real Education ! This project took many Years of: local and provincial government approvals; assembling investors and financing; countless engineering and builder meetings. And we were Learning On The Fly ! (talk about a Part-time Job :)
However, it Was Very Cool to be able to do many school assignments on my own project.
By age 21, our highly regarded "Lakeside Village" Subdivision was completed and Sold Out - and I proceeded with my Plan to become a Toronto Realtor.
By age 23, I had next completed a new 2 Year, full time Seneca College Diploma Course in
This was the extent of my Preparation and Experience to be ready to help people with their most important Buying and Selling decisions - BEFORE becoming a Professional Toronto Real Estate Broker in 1977.
My Goal has been to be the most knowledgeable, hard-working, complete Resource for my Clients..
I also spend a serious amount of time accumulating and knowing the very best of Honest, Talented, Well-priced Contractors/Tradesman/Plans & Permit Specialists/Lawyers/Surveyors/Mortgage Specialists - since personal connections in these fields are very important assets to be able to recommend to you. (So you do not have to hire strangers from the internet or flyers anymore.)
I have designed and renovated many
My lifelong study of the resale market, real estate investments, housing statistics, interest rates, new construction condo/loft projects, real estate law, renovation/design, condominium corporations – will hugely benefit your property decision making. My Business is typically approx. 85% Residential and 15% Investment Properties/Land/Re-development Sales.
AREAS: I have experience in All Areas of the City of Toronto and have handled Sales and Purchasing in most parts of the entire GTA. My business has always been "Needs of the Client Based," as opposed to just knowing one small pocket. Many of my Clients have wanted me to handle their out-of-town transactions as well. My appraisal education and over 40 years of experience enables me to analyze pricing data in any area and know country property as well. I have also done business in the following areas: Pickering/Ajax/Brooklyn/Whitby/Oshawa/Bowmanville; Newmarket/Aurora/Stouffville/Uxbridge; Mississauga/Milton; Kawartha Lakes/Scugog Lake/Port Perry/Lindsay/Balsam Lake/Sturgeon Lake/Rice Lake/Buckhorn Lake/Omemee.
In Summary, I believe that when you are hiring an Agent, you deserve:
1.) An Agent – who is This involved, interested, dedicated and experienced in all things Property.
2.) An Agent – that you can tell right away, genuinely puts your best interest above all else ! As opposed to the "just sending out junk mail and waiting for the phone to ring approach" - I have acquired my loyal diverse clientele thru "word of mouth" recommendations from one family member and friend to the next.
3.) An Agent – who promptly returns your calls/emails, 7 days a week. And does Not disappear on holidays in the middle of your buying/selling.
4.) An Agent – who Always will dedicate the time, and has the will, determination and knowledge to “MOVE MOUNTAINS” to make you Happy & Successful in Toronto Homes, Condos, Lofts and Investments.
I Assure you, You Will Notice The Difference