Eric  Robinson

Eric Robinson

Real Estate Broker

iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage

Mobile:
416-461-0907
Office:
416-364-2036
Toll Free:
1-877-306-4776
Email Me
Eric  Robinson

Eric Robinson

Real Estate Broker

iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage

Mobile:
416-461-0907
Office:
416-364-2036
Toll Free:
1-877-306-4776
Email Me

Go it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

Go it Alone, or Use a REALTOR®?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to www.mls.ca and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home?
Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 

Source:  OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) www.howrealtorshelp.ca

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  My slogan “Selling Toronto Since 77" represents my experience as a Full-time Toronto Resale Agent.

  But that is not the whole story….please read "The Making of Your Agent"


 

BEFORE 1977:

   By age 5, (as I recall it :) , I took a look across the St.John River from our1000 tree Apple Farm, outside of Woodstock N.B., and said “We Gotta Get To    Ontario”.
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 Ryerson Business School in Toronto, when my Father announced -  “You and I are going to buy this waterfront farm on Sturgeon Lake and develop a subdivision !”   ( I was like - "WHAAAAAT" ???  :)                                           Soon, while going to Ryerson, I was driving to Lindsay several times a week since  “Lakeside Village”, a 34 Home, Estate Subdivision was under way.

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 Toronto, that seemed like it was created - Just For Me !                   It was called “Real Property and Appraisal” and incorporated the in-depth Appraisal 1 & 2 (for those wishing to become a professional Appraiser), Real Estate Law, Property Management , Construction Management, Construction Estimating, Developing, Accounting, Marketing and Promotion, Government Property Regulations and The Planning Act.

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.

 
SINCE 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 
Toronto homes, and show 100's of homes and condos, every year. 
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