Toronto Real Estate
Who are the best Toronto real estate agents in Toronto and the GTA, including Leslieville, East York, Durham Region, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby?
As any experienced realtor will tell you, the role of a top ranked GTA real estate agent can take many variations. From appraiser to social worker to chauffeur to designer to psychiatrist to hand-holder to dog-walker to window washer to mover to high-level negotiator. We see it all. We’re asked to do it all. Expectations are high. Competition is high. Dollar values are increasingly higher and higher. And only the best GTA realtors are happy to tackle it all. It’s a role unlike any other. No two clients are the same. No two properties are the same. And each new listing comes with its own unique set of requirements. And only the best real estate agents understand that it’s about pleasing the client.
The best Toronto area real estate agents:
-are real estate agents who put their clients’ needs and wishes first
-take the time to understand the long-term and short-term real estate goals of real estate buyers and sellers
-are real estate professionals who understand that part of their job is being a salesperson, friend, discipliner, whatever is required to help ensure a smooth and profitable transaction for the client
-are available quickly via whichever form of communication the client prefers
The highest ranked realtors in the GTA:
-have explained clearly, step-by-step, what clients should expect throughout the process and what their options are
-are thinking ten steps ahead to make sure there are no surprises for the client
-make sure that the property for sale is showcase in the best possible light
-do not quibble about minor expenses incurred
-absorb minor costs such as cleaning, photography, Status Certificates
-go above and beyond for their clients, without complaining about it
-are truly embarrassed when they see horrible looking listings full of terrible photos, spelling errors, and data errors from discount competing realtors
-comprehend true area property values and understand how investments in painting and staging can net a much larger profit in the end (and understands when these things won’t make a difference)
And the best real estate agents to hire in Toronto and Durham Region:
-are never seen lounging around at their open house on their phone talking loudly about a private deal
-understand how much of the role is salesmanship and the importance of displaying the property for sale in its best light
-are not a “yes-men” bowing to the clients’ unreasonable and time-wasting price expectations for their property
-have so much more to offer than giving a deal on the commission
-are truly excited at the process of making sure your property shines and looks amazing when it’s on the market
-have proven track records with a long list of happy clients
-take absolute pride in delivering stellar results to both buyers and sellers
And the best real estate agents in Toronto will make you feel you made the best possible decision in hiring that realtor long after closing day.
While no one is perfect, The Weir Team strives to be all of these things to our cherished clients. We look forward to being at your service.
And for those wondering just how busy the Toronto real estate market has been as we round out 2016:
Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,547 home sales through TREB’s MLS® System in November 2016. This result represented a 16.5 per cent increase compared to November 2015.
For the TREB market area as a whole, sales were up on a year-over-year basis for all major home types. The strongest annual rates of sales growth were experienced for the townhouse and condominium apartment segments.
“Home buying activity remained strong across all market segments in November. However, many would-be home buyers continued to be frustrated by the lack of listings, as annual sales growth once again outstripped growth in new listings. Seller’s market conditions translated into robust rates of price growth,” said Mr. Cerqua.
The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark was up by 20.3 per cent compared to November 2015. The average selling price at $776,684 was up by 22.7 per cent on a year-over-year basis.
“Recent policy initiatives seeking to address strong home price growth have focused on demand. Going forward, more emphasis needs to be placed on solutions to alleviate the lack of inventory for all home types, especially in the low-rise market segments,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.
Written by Scott Hanton, Real Estate broker for The Weir Team, top real estate agents in Toronto and Durham Region