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 house 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 I became a real estate agent in the first place. I 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 I 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, I 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. My 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 I love for them is the most rewarding part of my job. Presenting a home for sale in way that make my clients say “WOW” is what I find most rewarding about my job. And keeping people happy as we go through the process, buying or selling, is a core part of my job.

Remember, my job is to help you find the best place to live in Toronto for you! So, whether you’re loving Leslieville real estate, dreaming about West Queen West 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 me.



You should really know…


I really like:

California wines, cycling, hiking, homemade lasagna, adventure travel, and being a mom.
The style of real estate I love is:

Century homes with original charm still intact and hard loft conversions.
Before my real estate career, I was:

Discovery Channel documentary producer and advertising sales executive stationed out of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
My clients know me for my skills in:

marketing, patience and killer negotiation skills.
My favourite Toronto neighbourhoods are:

 Leslieville, Riverdale, Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, The Beaches and King West.

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Here’s what my clients say about working with me.

Working with Karyn was a dream! She was punctual on all levels of communication: in person appointments, emails, and phone calls. Karyn will go above and beyond to make sure that you have a personalized and professional experience with her. I would beyond a doubt, recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a new home. […]

-J and J Lising

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