To be successful, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve.
It might sound like a lot of work—and with a busy schedule, next to impossible. But the best part is, the more you accomplish, the more you’ll want to do, the higher you’ll want to reach. Use your ambition, drive and desire to help make it happen.
Your limitation—it’s only your imagination.
Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.
Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.
Success doesn’t just find you. You have to go out and get it.
The harder you work for something, the greater you'll feel when you achieve it.
Don't stop when you're tired. Stop when you're done.
Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
It's going be hard, but hard does not mean impossible.
Don't wait for opportunity. Create it.
Sometimes we're tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.
The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.
Dream it. Believe it. Build it.
Wahid shares information about the most recent real estate market information in the Greater Toronto Area
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board President Lisa Patel announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,701 sales through TRREB’s MLS® System in June 2020. This result represented a very substantial increase over the May 2020 sales result, both on an actual (+89 per cent) and seasonally adjusted basis (+84 per cent), and was only down by 1.4 per cent compared to June 2019.
Year-over-year growth in sales was reported in some areas and market segments. Especially notable were the detached and townhouse market segments in the GTA regions surrounding the City of Toronto. New listings were up slightly on a year-over-year basis by 2.1 per cent. However, active listings on TRREB’s MLS® System at the end of June 2020 were down by 28.8 per cent compared to June 2019. Growth in new listings will need to outstrip growth in sales for a number of months before active listings approach last year’s levels.
The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 8.2 per cent year-over-year in June. The average selling price for all home types combined was $930,869 – up by 11.9 per cent compared to June 2019. The actual and seasonally-adjusted average selling price was also up substantially compared to May 2020, by 7.8 per cent and 9.8 per cent respectively.
Average and benchmark selling prices were up year-over-year for all major home types. The strongest average annual rates of price growth were experienced in the detached and semi-detached market segments in the City of Toronto at 14.3 per cent and 22 per cent respectively. This, coupled with the fact that average selling price growth outstripped growth in the MLS® HPI benchmarks, points to a resurgence in the higher-end market segments.
Paving Ideas For Your Patio
So, you've decided to build or remodel a patio
If it won't be the traditional concrete slab–or will be covering up an existing one–you'll need to choose materials that go beyond. Patio's that are made to last must be built with materials that are strong and durable.
An attractive, cost-saving option is to use concrete pavers, which can be cast into a variety of sizes, shapes, and colours. Different textures and finishes can be applied to concrete, like rock salt, aggregate, faux finishes, etchings, stamping, and hand carving. Even objects as simple as brooms or rakes can create attractive textural surfaces.
Visit a local stone yard or supplier to discover what's available in your area; this is one of those things you need to see and touch up close to make a smart decision. Popular types of stone include: Flagstone, Cobblestones, Veneer Stone, Cut Stone. Before you buy materials or begin work on a paver patio design, check local building codes and your homeowner's association regulations to see if there are any restrictions or requirements you need to follow. A permit may be mandatory in some areas.
Create A Relaxing Backyard
Seating is one thing, but a deep seating set, lounge chairs, loungers, or chaise lounges really allow you to stretch out and relax, whether it's under an umbrella, by a swimming pool, on a deck, or even on the balcony of a high-rise apartment building. If the seating is comfortable, you're more likely to kick back and spend some time outside, rather than sit down, say, at a patio dining table, eat a grilled burger, then go back inside. How about adding a hammock for some serious relaxation?
A Water Feature
The perfect water feature in a yard is a private swimming pool, which cools you off, allows you to exercise all within the privacy of your own yard. Even the sight and sound of water has a calming, restorative effect. If your budget or space does not permit, consider these other water features: Garden pond, Koi pond, Wading pool, Fountain, Birdbath.
Add Fragrant Plants
You can use scented candles outdoors, but why not plant the real thing? The intoxicating scents of some flowering shrubs and vines are especially strong in the evening, so choose specimens that you can grow near outdoor seating or dining areas.
How long have you been in real estate?
What sets you apart from other real estate agents?
Whether I am working with a buyer or seller
A: We ensure that our clients will end up with the absolute best price the market could bear
B: We will make the selling or buying process seamless
C: We firm up the sale in the shortest time possible
How do you handle prep work and staging?
As a seller, shortly after signing the contract you will receive what we call "Sequence of Activities". Based on the amount of work needed, all activities will be coordinated and scheduled so you would be aware of what activity is taking place in which time of which day and by which party. We will arrange and schedule cleaning, painting, installing light fixtures, landscaping, handyman repairs to major renovations (if required). We provide 4 types staging services. Staging consultation, Light Staging, Main Floor Staging and Extra-boost Staging. In most cases stagings are included in our fees.
What marketing tools do you use to help your sellers?
In addition to all general platforms, i.e, MLS, Online marketing, Websites, Social Media, Print Advertising, Email Blasts etc... some of most effective marketing tools we have discovered are the network that we have created and work with as well as the tireless daily prospecting that we do. All our marketing activities combined with our services and experience have benefited our clients greatly. Based on a recent report reviewing 12 months of listing activity conducted by a third party (REalty Statistics) we sell 48% faster than average and put $6,345 more in our clients pocket than other realtors do.
What should clients avoid in the home buying or selling process?
Never come from a place of desperation. Do not allow emotions to determine your decisions. Do not go to the market without knowing the market trends and numbers. Do not hire or not hire agents based on their commission rates or their opinion of the value of your home Do not be afraid to counter offers.
Wahid Amin Team
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Not intended to solicit sellers or buyers currently under contract with a brokerage. This newsletter is intended for entertainment purposes only. Credit is given to the authors of various articles that are reprinted when the original author is known. Any omission of credit to an author is purely unintentional and should not be construed as plagiarism or literary theft. Copyright 2019 Wahid Amin. This information is solely advisory, and should not be substituted for medical, legal, financial or tax advice. Any and all decisions and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a qualified physician, attorney, financial advisor and/or other professionals in corresponding field. We cannot be held responsible for actions you may take without proper medical, financial, legal or tax advice.