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6
Sep

The Hero to Zero Effect

If you’ve been in business for any length of time you will recognize this one. You sell a house and achieve the highest price on the street and then a few months later another agent sells another house, usually not as nice than the one you sold, for more money. Now you look like a heel who didn’t do their job. Truth is, you can’t outsmart the market and you definitely can’t predict which way prices will go. Clearly, if prices had fallen, you would still be a hero and the seller would be singing your praises indefinitely.
So is there anything to counteract The Hero to Zero Effect? Just like anything else, you can’t go wrong with a little educational discussion. Finally, keep your seller in the loop on all sales in the neighbourhood. Sure, hearing of another house selling for money will sting, but if it comes from you it can be delivered with context. And at the end of the day, sellers and buyers just want to know that their agent is looking out for them.

mark mclean is the Broker/Manager at the Bosley Real Estate Queen St W office and Past-President of the Toronto Real Estate Board. The opinions expressed here do not reflect the opinions of TREB or Bosley RE.

8
Jan

January 2015 Real Estate Market Update


Now for something a little different. Many of you know me as the guy who talks about prospecting, running, and real estate best practises, but I’m also a guy with a lot of knowledge about the real estate market. Does that really come as a surprise to anyone? I run a pretty successful office with over 50 agents in Downtown Toronto. Needless to say every deal ends up on my desk at one point or another and I try to take a half hour every day to go to agent open houses. That helps me stay on top of what’s going on.
Well I don’t sell anymore and I have to say that I really miss that, but I still stay connected to the hundreds of people I sold to in the past. The good news is that Bosley Real Estate is a company with one of the most professional agents in the city. I can attest to the fact that they are truly connected to Toronto’s real estate market and go through some of the most vigorous training there is. So if you are thinking about buying, selling, investing, renting or whatever, start with me first. I will match you to the perfect agent.

mark mclean is the Broker/Manager at the Bosley Real Estate Queen St W office and President-Elect for the Toronto Real Estate Board. The opinions expressed here do not reflect the opinions of TREB or Bosley RE.

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