So, you’re thinking about buying or selling real estate in Toronto, and now you’re faced with choosing a real estate agent. Ouch. It’s not an easy decision to have to make. It seems like everyone nowadays is a real estate agent, or their uncle’s friend’s sister’s neighbour is.

But you may not want to just go on that loose of a recommendation for what is typically the biggest purchase of your life. As we work, you’re going to need guidance through the steps to buying a home and you’re probably going to have questions about the real estate buying and selling process. So with all those questions and all of that at stake, you may want to actually pick someone that you know you’ll get along with, that you know will be patient with you, that has experience and knowledge in the areas you are buying or selling in and that you know is focused on being real with you each step of the way.

That’s why we became real estate agents in the first place. We knew that choosing a real estate agent isn’t an easy job for most people, because there’s a big chunk of agents out there that are basically all the same and they basically all approach you the same way: as a transaction; but we don’t. Not at all. Not ever.

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’ve been through the real estate buying and selling process a bunch of times, we want to be there for you: to make it easier, to make it realer, and to make the process more enjoyable than it would be with those other agents, no matter how nice you uncle’s friend’s sister’s neighbour is.

Think about it. Buying or selling real estate in Toronto is an amazing adventure right now, but it shouldn’t feel like a skydiving-type of adventure where you feel like you’re not in control. Our job is to keep you grounded and provide guidance in this adventure that we’re in together.

Helping people find homes they love in the neighbourhoods that we love for them is the most rewarding part of our jobs. Presenting a home for sale in way that make our clients say “WOW” is what we find most rewarding about our job. And keeping people happy as we go through the process, buying or selling, is a core part of our job.

Remember, our job is to help find the best place to live in Toronto for you! So, whether you’re loving Leslieville real estate, dreaming about Mimico real estate, or you’re somewhere in the middle, when you’re choosing a real estate agent to work with, don’t pick just anyone; pick an agent with the patience to help you find a home unique enough for you, and the creativity to sell the one you’re moving from and treat it as more than just another MLS listing. Pick us.

You should really know…

We really like:

City life, time spent with our families and pups, and time in cottage country. If you’re thinking about taking us to dinner *hint, hint* Hillary’s the sweets girl and Karyn’s all about the savoury.
The style of real estate we love is:

Century homes with original charm still intact, hard loft conversions and uber-cool mixed use commercial/residential .
Before our real estate careers, we were:

Karyn was a Discovery Channel documentary producer and advertising sales executive stationed out of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. And Hillary worked in research for the Department of Gastroenterology at Sick Kids Hospital.
Our clients know us for our skills in:

with Karyn, killer marketing, hands-on approach and fierce negotiation skills. And with Hillary, “super nerd” (her words) data and comparables researcher, extreme attention to detail and excellent communication skills.
Our favourite Toronto neighbourhoods are:

 Leslieville, Riverdale, Trinity Bellwoods, Distillery District, Little Italy, St. Lawrence Market, Mimico and King West.

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When my husband and I decided to sell our home after two decades, we felt a certain degree of trepidation. Whether downsizing or simply needing more space, change is change. It can be daunting. Under the umbrella brokerage firm of Sage Real Estate Ltd., Home Sweet Karyn turned out to be the perfect fit. From the […]

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