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Providing Real Estate Services Since 1991
January 19th, 2020 
Dan Giannini
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RE/MAX Professionals Inc., Brokerage

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THE HOUSE IS TOO SMALL AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE!
Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020, 02:16:14 PM  in My services

You need a change!   Should you move?   Should you renovate?

Money and your affordability will be the deciding factor!

Moving costs money! Commission, transfer fees, decorating to your taste all costs money. These are just a few of the costs involved and the hidden costs can go on and on and on. How does all this relate to your bank account?

When money is a stumbling block why not consider re-decorating or a small renovation? Keeping everything within your budget of course. Finishing off the basement or putting in a new bathroom or kitchen improves on what is there now and gives you more livable space. Once all is done you should get that new home feeling without actually getting a new home.

Small additions can go a long way on improving your living conditions. A large renovation may not make financial sense. The final cost can be huge! The neighborhood may not support the money you have put into it. In this situation moving may make more sense.

There is much that has to be considered first.   How much money will I need?

Is this neighborhood worth putting all this money into it?   Will I be house poor?

Will I be bankrupt?

These are all serious things to consider!  I have had some experience with this, I can help!

Dan 416-432-9587

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I HAVE HAD A GOOD SUMMER! HOPE YOU DID TOO!!!
Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019, 09:56:08 AM  in My services

I know when I have had a good break. I usually am very eager to get back to work. I cannot wait for the fall market to start. I have so many good ideas that I just can't wait to share with my clients!

Hopefully all of you out there have had a good summer! We all need that break! I hope everyone is refreshed and ready for the work ahead this Fall.

We are Blessed in so many ways!

I am looking forward to my work ahead!

I hope you are too!

Dan 416-432-9587

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VACATION TIME FOR SOME, OUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKET DID NOT TAKE IT OFF!
Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019, 08:53:58 AM  in My services

The GTA Real Estate Market ticked right along this Summer. The numbers are impressive for sure and a positive sign.

We are starting to hear that word recession being bantered around in the media.

It is something that may happen. It is not something that should be feared. It really is an opportunity. I personally prefer buying my investments in a recession. Prices are at their best, lenders are easier to deal with and the up side is huge.

Buyers, this is what you have been waiting for.

Sellers, if you are seriously thinking of selling in the near future, do it now while prices are still high.

I have been buying investment properties since 1982 and selling real estate since 1991.

I have seen this cycle before and know the opportunities it brings.

Dan 416-432-9587

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AHHHH THE NEXT FEW MONTHS!
Posted on Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 01:04:29 PM  in My services

Have spent the last few days out door knocking and have had a good experience. People are interested in talking real estate. I for one have really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful gardens and can appreciate the pride of ownership people have.

The upbeat attitude  can be attributed to the weather, the time of year or maybe the fact that the economy is doing so well. It is hard to say what is the cause of all of this, but the results are definitely there.

This summer I plan to spend as much time as possible in the bush. I have not been up for awhile and am truly missing it.

When I am back in the GTA I hope to be working on my rentals. I got to do the routine maintenance. For the most part I am ok with the overall state of repair of these houses. They are a good alternative for tenants needing something that is not too expensive.

The question that plagues me is what do I do with them now? Do I renovate and rent out again or sell and buy something else? This has been on my mind from time to time for quite some time now. I am sure I will toss this around for quite some time yet before I do anything.

Over the summer, I will be preparing for the fall market. I wish to continue to provide the highest level of service at the most affordable way possible. Meeting all my client's needs in a timely fashion is my ultimate objective.

Dan 416-432-9587

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LOOKING TO DOWNSIZE OUT OF GTA? THE SMALL TOWNS AROUND US ARE A REAL GOOD OPTION
Posted on Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 09:18:34 AM  in My services

Many people wish to sell big in the GTA and re-locate somewhere else that is cheaper.

This is very easy to do and you do not have to go far in order to re-locate.

All around us lets say an hour to an hour and a half's drive in either direction, you will find what you want. There are many small towns out there that offer enough of the amenities needed for a comfortable and satisfying life.

I could go into great detail of all the pros and cons with this idea. I have done it here before and do not wish to cover old ground. It is enough to say that for many the plus is way greater than the minus.

If you want to do this, call me, I can help

 

Dan 416-432-9587 

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IN NEGOTIATIONS OFTEN TWO SIDES ARE FAR APART! THE ANSWER IS TO KEEP TALKING!
Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019, 03:36:55 PM  in My services

When negotiating you often reach a point where you are too far apart and you should just give up.

The answer is to keep talking and keep listening and try to come up with a solution that is good for everyone.

Keep talking, keep trying different alternatives, keep listening to the other side's objectives, be positive,

Do not give up!!

The answer is in the words!

It is not easy to put it together sometimes, but when it happens the results are magical!

Dan

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A SATISFIED CUSTOMER IS REWARDING, AND IN A TOUGH MARKET, PRICELESS!
Posted on Wed, 01 May 2019, 09:52:42 AM  in My services

We all work for financial gain. Many of us, if not most of us, also work for job satisfaction.

This market can be a little precarious. It is my experience that makes the difference.

Making a good deal for your client today is not a simple slam dunk.

When your client trusts you and follows your direction, wow what a feeling.

And when the best possible outcome happens and your client is over the moon, I am in HEAVEN!!!

My Clients are the GREATEST!!!

MY Job Satisfaction is over THE MOON!!!

 

Dan 416-432-9587

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THE NATIONAL HOME SHOW PRESENTED BY RE/MAX! I GOT FREE TICKETS!
Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 09:10:48 AM  in My services

Spring is on it's way! 

All the signs are there despite the snow and cold.

One big part of Spring is The National Home Show presented by Re/Max. It runs from March 8 -17, 2019. I have tickets available to give to anyone that wants them.

Please contact me if you are interested and I will get them to you.

 

Dan 416-432-9587

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IN BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS AS IN PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS IT IS THE PERSONAL TOUCH THAT COUNTS
Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019, 08:17:30 AM  in My services

Throughout our day to day activities we are constantly interacting with other people.

Going to the same coffee shop or store everyday to buy our goods is a little nicer when the help acknowledges that you come in on a regular basis. Greeted with a warm smile and perhaps offered your regular order without having to say anything sure feels good. We all need that personal touch. Something with as little as a warm smile when you enter, a thank you for coming when you leave or please come again as a final good bye sure goes a long way. This is hard to get a handle on but the personal connection with someone is far greater than any concrete interactions will ever be.

I go to a particular building supply outlet when I need something for one of my houses. I also go there for good advise. I try to articulate to them exactly what I am trying to accomplish. They give me the best advise and several options on how I may achieve my goal. They have never steered me wrong in over 30 years.

At home I have grown adult children. From time to time they fall short in their day to day comings and goings. Now they know they should have paid that car payment but for some reason they find themselves short. Work might have been cut back or had to make a donation to a friend's birthday gift. Now these being adults still at home they do not want to ask for help because of pride or shame. I see what the situation is and offer financial help without any lecture or stern look. I quietly slip them the money they need without bringing attention so others in the household are not made aware. Can this lead to other problems down the road? Sure they can. But for this emergency a quiet hand out from Dad goes a long way in building that personal bond.

Business is no different. You must somehow discover what your client's personal soft needs are and fulfill them. One may need you to clean the house for them, another may need a lawyer to complete the transaction and another may need a friend to listen to them recount their most important moments in that house they are now selling. It is so hard to figure out as a provider of goods and services. When you can make that soft, personal connection you will have a client for life. Bring the human touch. We are all humans and need to be treated humanely.

You will have set yourself apart from all the others.

Dan 416-432-9587   

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DIFFERENT MARKET ENVIRONMENTS CALL FOR DIFFERENT MARKETING STRATEGIES!
Posted on Fri, 07 Sep 2018, 10:09:28 AM  in My services

Many of my fellow agents are saying they find this market tough! Lending institutions are no help these days. I agree this is a tough market, but one that I have seen before and as a result know how to tackle it.

These are interesting conditions for those in the real estate market. Buyers and sellers can both be effected by the strict lending rules. Hazards exist at every turn and the client can be negatively effected.

Experience in this type a market is the best asset. A shiny new  car or glossy pictures or perhaps a video from heaven are all nice but not the answer at this time. Knowing what to do when the deal does not close on the set date is the real tool needed at this time.

A difficult market this certainly is. One that can be managed with the right tools!

Let my many years of experience be your greatest asset!

Dan 416-432-9587

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