August 2021: Another record month for real estate sales

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

August 2021: Another record month for real estate sales

Tags: Toronto homes, Toronto real estate, Toronto real estate market

August 2021 has been reported as the third-best in terms of sales results on record for the month of August. Summer is usually a slower season for real estate activity, and this year was no exception, however it is evident that demand for housing remains strong and the supply of listings is tight. The number of new listings was down year-over-year by 43 per cent, the lowest level for the past deca...Read More

Preparing your home for Sale

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

Preparing your home for Sale

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate

Selling your home is a big step and often a very emotional decision. It is only natural that people become connected to the place where they’ve built memories over time. But when you are preparing your home to go on the market, it’s vital to take an objective approach to the preparation process.  To get the best return on your dollar, your home needs to stand out from other listin...Read More

Creating Emotional Appeal for  A Better Sale

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

Creating Emotional Appeal for  A Better Sale

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate

When selling a home, most homeowners highlight logical factors like location and price, however, they tend to forget that the emotional appeal that a property can bestow on a potential buyer can trump all other attractive features. When it really comes down to it, buyers look for properties where they can feel safe and at home, a place that they can picture themselves in and suits their lifes...Read More

Buying a home during winter

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

Buying a home during winter

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate, winter, summer, seasons

Historically, spring has always been the best season for real estate. It is the time of year when the supply of housing is at its peak and by far the busiest time for realtors. In winter, however, when the inventory is lower, there is in fact an advantage for home buyers because the number of people in the market to purchase, is lower as well. This means that sellers are more likely to be flexible...Read More

The People Behind the Transaction

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

The People Behind the Transaction

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate

Since the onset of my career, I knew that I wanted to get involved in real estate. The potential sales were exciting, of course, but that wasn’t what pushed me in this direction. Being involved in someone’s, or a whole family’s process of either selling or seeking a home comes with an opportunity to have a substantial impact on the course of their future. It also allows me the ch...Read More

The Real Costs of Buying a Home

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

The Real Costs of Buying a Home

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate

Everyone knows that buying a home requires ample financial planning. What most people don’t realize, however, is that the price tag on the property is not the only thing to take into consideration. There are additional costs that need to be calculated into your budget. Often referred to as transaction costs, these additional expenses are significant and should be well understood before ...Read More

The Digital Solutions That Will Sell Your Property

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

The Digital Solutions That Will Sell Your Property

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate, digital

When looking for a house, the first place buyers will go to search for their next home is the internet. Thanks to the advances in technology and the increase of real estate platforms online, in just a click, buyers can have access to hundreds of property listings. They can compare and shortlist their favourites in a short period of time and all within the comfort of their own home.   In this ...Read More

The People Behind the Transaction

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

The People Behind the Transaction

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate

Since the onset of my career, I knew that I wanted to get involved in real estate. The potential sales were exciting, of course, but that wasn’t what pushed me in this direction. Being involved in someone’s, or a whole family’s process of either selling or seeking a home comes with an opportunity to have a substantial impact on the course of their future. It also allows me the ch...Read More

Your comprehensive staging list

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

Your comprehensive staging list

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate

There is a common misconception that staging a home for sale is the simple process of setting furniture and décor to give the impression of a particular lifestyle. While this is not wrong, it’s nowhere near complete. Staging a home starts with meticulously going through every space, including the garage and outdoor areas to repair any damages, thoroughly cleaning and freshening u...Read More

Mastering the Key Factors of Buying a Home

By: Alvaro Mallarino MBA, CFA

Mastering the Key Factors of Buying a Home

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Investment, Pre-construction, Buying a Home, Sell a home, realtor, real estate, Key Factors,buying a home

Buying a new home can be a daunting process and even more grueling when it comes to a competitive market, like the GTA. That is why knowing what strategic steps to take to prepare for the experience can help buyers achieve better results and manage expectations, making the buying process substantially less stressful and more fulfilling. Although there are many elements that come into play when bu...Read More

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