Toronto has a reputation for being one of the most expensive markets in Canada when it comes to housing prices. With the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns in full effect, the average individual would envision lower prices due to soaring unemployment rates and drastic downfalls in average household income. However, RE/MAX Canada is anticipating increasing housing price growth in 2021; demand is growing steadily, residential investment is increasing supply of larger/more expensive homes, and lockdown orders are forcing more Torontonians to work from home – requiring more office space and amenities. It is for these reasons it is more important than ever to hire the most qualified real estate agent to ensure not only your money is being well-spent, but to guarantee you are getting the best deal within your budget.
Toronto is the city that David Hutchinson of DJHReality proudly calls home. After attending Wilfrid Laurier University with the ambition to pursue a career as a lawyer, David purchased his first investment property in London, Ontario, and his true ambition for the real estate industry was discovered. With a passion for helping others, David goes beyond assisting Torontonians find their dream home and further educates his clients on the current state of the market to help them find the best possible options within their budget. Coming from an athletic background, David understands the synergy of teamwork, dedication, and loyalty; all morals of which he applies in his everyday life and real estate career. Living and working in the downtown core for over nine years has provided David an unprecedented level of knowledge when it comes to understanding the surroundings and demographics that are unique selling features for first time buyers/renters in the area. With his success based almost exclusively on positive referrals, David excels at earning the respect of his clients through long-standing, meaningful relationships – providing his clients with the best real estate experience in the industry. In an increasingly saturated market of realtors, David advises that “You have to be a shark if you want to survive in this market” – and he showcases this mentality daily with his tenacious devotion to his work.
Since her inception working in real estate, passion for the industry does not do Grace Maccarone justice when it comes to the adoration for her work. Her love for helping others has allowed her to motivate young professionals to dominate the Toronto market using the proven Move With Grace Method. Born and raised in the city of Toronto, Grace understands first-hand the difficulties of achieving success in a city as merciless as the very one we call home. With increasingly saturated amounts of information at consumers disposal, it is crucial to find the right people to help you make important decisions – especially when it comes to the real estate market. Grace prides herself on being the driving force for many individuals who never thought it could be possible to become a homeowner in the city of Toronto. Grace advises that “As educated as consumers are these days, real estate is about guiding people, not selling people” and she practices this by directing prospective buyers through the entire process with compassion and understanding. Working alongside TheFoxTeam.ca, Grace handles her clients as if they were family; negotiating the right deal to help her clients find their dream home as well as having some laughs along the way. In a time of great uncertainty, Grace advises her clients “Even though the market is crazy right now, don’t panic buy and don’t panic sell. Consult the experts that you trust and come up with a solidified plan”.
Victoria Tomasone is an award-winning real estate broker with Re/Max Premier Inc. Brokerage. Victoria began her journey in real estate in 2012 working at a new home’s sales office and her passion for real estate and home décor rapidly began to blossom – building herself an impressive personal investment portfolio. As others recognized not only her determination for the industry, but the way she excelled on a daily basis; she ended up joining her siblings Angela and John at Empire Realty Group; a top producing team of real estate brokers serving Vaughan and the Greater Toronto Area. Empire Realty Group is a team of highly educated professionals, specializing in Luxury Home Sales and are recognized members of the GUILD. Furthermore, Empire Realty Group has won numerous awards including the Chairman’s Club Award in 2019 & 2020 and have been featured on television shows such as “Top Million Dollar Agent”. With extensive knowledge in the real estate industry, Victoria Tomasone and Empire Realty Group continue to provide exceptional service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eric Rigatti started his career as an administrator for a real estate team. His passion and dedication to his work led him to become an agent in a short period of time and he worked his way to quickly become one of the top two agents on his team. Collectively processing over 80 deals in 2020, Eric was instrumental in building his group to become a top 100 team. Fast forward to 2021, now with considerable knowledge in the industry, Eric decided to take his passion to the next level and partnered with Tyler Parsons to start their own real estate group – T&E Real Estate Group. Ranked in the top 5% of all real estate agents in the GTA, Eric maintains his focus on investments, flipping homes, and providing home sellers with top dollar offers for their properties. Understanding that many individuals are discouraged by the high prices in the Toronto/GTA real estate market, Eric also actively works with first time home buyers specifically in the downtown core of Toronto and the west end of the GTA. Providing advice and strategies for these individuals is Eric’s area of expertise, and he reminds his clients “fail to plan or plan to fail”. Whether that means putting money aside each month to budget for your down payment or finding new ways to grow your real estate portfolio, Eric’s diverse skill set makes him a leader in his field and demonstrates that with certain strategies in place your real estate goals are more achievable than you think.
Former Miss Canada Tourism and avid philanthropist Holly Carroll, is a Muskoka realtor working for PSR Brokerage specializing in waterfront properties. COVID-19 has supercharged the real estate market in cottage country as city dwellers from southern Ontario have fled north to become first time Muskoka home and cottage owners – setting new records for property prices and sales. The pandemic has changed the way people work and live, and Holly’s mission is helping buyers realize what is important, an improvement in their quality of life. From being able to work from the comfort of your own dock to creating memories with your family in the sun, the Muskoka market is more than just a new property – it is the gateway to a new lifestyle. Young, ambitious, and full of purpose, Holly takes the time to discover exactly what her clients desire and builds a roadmap for them to achieve their dream property. Holly’s decorated resume extends beyond her real estate success as she is an active member of various charitable organizations including Karebear Community and GAP Gravenhurst – two non-profits focused on giving back to the less fortunate. Furthermore, Holly’s philanthropic drive led her to become the founder of “Finding the Beauty Within”, workshops that empower young women to appreciate their self-worth, self-image, and self-confidence; the very tools she embodies in her career and daily life. Holly prides herself on helping others live their best possible lives in any and all financial situations, and her advice for others is to “pick a realtor you can trust, and then trust the process”.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Joshua Cunha is a successful entrepreneur and active real estate investor. Growing up in a family that specialized in residential real estate construction and investing, Joshua has knowledge of the entire real estate process – from commencement of construction to sale of the property. Purchasing his first property at the age of 23, Joshua’s passion for the real estate industry is evident every step of the way; from providing his clients with sound investment advice to constantly staying up to date with the latest real estate information. Joshua’s dedication to providing his clients with the best possible solutions makes him a first choice when it comes to your real estate needs and he currently practices as a realtor with Zolo Realty Brokerage. With vast experience in the industry, Joshua advises when choosing a realtor to “validate and make sure your realtor practices what they preach when it comes to advice”, ensuring you can trust your realtor has your best interests in mind. Furthermore, when it comes to making a purchase in today’s competitive market, he advises his clients that time is of the essence. Knowing where you stand financially is crucial to be prepared to act quickly when you find a property that appeals to you.
Toronto realtor Matt Campoli took his love for building relationships and transitioned from a nine-year barbering career to a successful career in real estate. His drive to reach for the stars fuels him trying his best to help his clients achieve their real estate goals. A passionate and hardworking young professional in the world of real estate is an asset, but his affinity for creating long-lasting relationships and sharing his journey makes him one to watch in 2021. His insight for 2021 comes with hope; “In 2020 we witnessed the market remain strong and one of the safest investment options out there. You can trust that the Toronto real estate market will remain a safe investment for you in 2021. We live in a great city and an even better one to buy real estate in!”
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Augustus Theodorou is an award-winning real estate agent with over 7 years’ experience in the industry. Building strong client relationships has always been at the forefront of Augustus’s strategy as he understands relationships are the very foundation of the real estate business. Relationships lead to loyal clients, positive word of mouth, and increased sales, and his success in real estate can be accredited to his passion for treating all of his clients as if they were family and conducting all transactions like his own. Augustus excels at building trust and has solidified his reputation as an agent that provides an exceptional level of customer satisfaction while executing the most favourable outcome for his clients. Always available to serve you, Augustus is devoted to helping as many people as possible achieve their real estate goals. Thousands of people in Concord have successfully used his approach to buy and sell their home with no hassle, no risk, and no sacrifices – just results. His advice for others in the industry is the core of his approach, to develop relationships that extend further than just business and cultivate trust with your clients by making them feel like family. With his slogan “Trust this, it’s Augustus”, Augustus manifests his devotion to his clients and continues to provide an unmatched level of service.