Toronto truly is a world-class city, full of exciting sights and wonders! Here, you find the best of big-city conveniences while surrounded by trails and green space, not to mention the stunning lakefront. As Canada’s most populated city, Toronto, unsurprisingly, also has a fast-paced housing market, along with some of the most valuable real estate in the country.
Buying or selling a home can be one of the most celebrated milestones of your life, but each is a significant financial commitment. Expert guidance from a professional Realtor® is essential to getting the best possible value from your transaction. However, how do you know which team is best for your situation when there are countless agents in the city?
The tips below will show you what characteristics and skills to look for to help you find the perfect fit.
Honest and Trustworthy
Is there any such thing as an honest real estate agent? If they want to be in business for long, they will be. Success in real estate depends on relationships and reputation more than anything else. Putting the client first and protecting their interests at every turn is better than any advertising money can buy. How do you know if a real estate team you’re considering is worthy of your trust? There are a few signs to watch out for.
- A reputable real estate agent will help you set realistic expectations and never make a promise they can’t keep.
- How long has the real estate team worked in your area? If they’ve been around for a long time, they likely have earned a positive reputation in the community.
- Check their website for testimonials or their Google reviews. If previous clients are happy with the results, you can bet you will be too!
Are you looking for a new home in Midtown Toronto? Find out more about how we help buyers right here.
It’s not enough to know Toronto. The city is made up of 158 individual neighbourhoods, each with its own quirks and nuances. No one can be an expert on every one of them. When buying a home, a real estate team familiar with the neighbourhood can help you uncover hard-to-find listings near all the amenities you want.
When selling, they will know what homes have sold, how much they sold for, and how to find the most qualified buyers. The result is often a faster sale with less hassle.
Want to know what neighbourhoods we serve? You can see our community guides right here.
Focused on the Big Picture
There are so many small details involved in a real estate transaction, and everything seems to happen all at once. Your local real estate expert should be adept at troubleshooting any issue that comes up while always keeping the big picture in sight.
Real estate represents much more than the transfer of the title from one owner to another. This is your home we’re talking about, and your transition can be an emotional experience. During this time, your real estate agent should work tirelessly toward helping you achieve what matters most to you.
A professional real estate team knows how to prepare your home to make an instant first impression on potential buyers. Cleaning, decluttering, painting, and staging all contribute to a successful sale. However, making your home look immaculate is only half the equation.
Does your real estate team know where the buyers are and how to reach them? In this day and age, many people begin searching for their new homes online. Your agent should know how to use social media, print ads, and online promotions to maximize your exposure to potential buyers.
What is it like to sell your home with the David Batori Group? Find out all about our process right here.
Finding a buyer for your home is often the result of an effective and well-executed marketing strategy. However, it can also be the result of networking and cooperative working relationships with other real estate professionals.
When buying a home, having a well-connected real estate team is even more beneficial. Why? Last year, 20% of houses available for sale never even made it to the MLS®. The only way to find them was to know the neighbourhoods, the owners, and the real estate agents involved. It’s just one more reason a trustworthy reputation is so critical.
Experienced and Flexible
The last few years have been hectic for the real estate market, particularly in Toronto. At one point, there were so many buyers searching that houses often sold within days of being listed. Multiple offers and bidding wars were the norm. As a result, many new real estate agents only have experience in a bustling seller’s market. Now that conditions have changed and sales have slowed down, they are struggling to find and promote new listings.
Whatever real estate team you decide to work with, experience matters. You want an expert who knows how to complete a transaction during good times and bad.
With over three decades of experience living and working in Midtown Toronto, we know how to handle the ups and downs of the real estate market to deliver the best results no matter what.
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