Sutton Group Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc.

                    It is Boring How I do Real Estate in London Ontario

 "Boring" is the best description how I prefer to help buyers and sellers in London Ontario & area!  I'm not bored, its that I bore my clients!

 Oh, they are excited and  pleased when they successfully buy a house or a condo in London Ontario or sell their home, what's boring is that there is no nail biting, sleepless nights, panic phone calls, nefarious or dubious games played, no BS*.

                      we are boring

   Its just that at the end of the day, clients found me to be boring!

 Let me explain.

 I know from experience that most buyers and sellers of real estate, stocks & bonds, mutual funds, automobiles etc. are not disciplined in all situations and let the heat of the moment, their emotions override logic and at times common sense and in turn, a financial mistake.

 Ice cream, cars, vacations ,98" TV's, eating out, $8 lattes', new shoes are causes of financial depletions as well..

  A basic truth is that he average Canadian cannot make rapid buying or selling decisions. Indecision & procrastination have become acceptable. The reason most can’t make a decision is the fear of making a bad decision. They are so afraid of making a bad decision; they won’t make any decision at all.

 Knowing that and wanting my client's to be successful when buying and selling real estate, why not build a systematic approach to real estate, why not develope a step by step plan, improve it, work it so that my clients have all the necessary information to make a wise decision?

 So boring it is.

  No more:

  • no more last minute phone calls that the buyer's financing fell through
  • no more silent treatment
  • no more "we cannot close tomorrow, we need this, the bank needs this, blah, blah'
  • no more real estate agent games such as "we have another offer"
  • no more back and forth where the offer to purchase looks like a spaghetti factory! 
  • no more "if you don't buy tonight, it will be too late"
  • no more low ball offers on your home
  • no more you making low ball offers on a property
  • no more underpricing or overpricing your home
  • no more worrying about owning two homes
  • no more waiting 60+ days for your home to sell
  • no more "I wonder what those buyers think about my house"
  • no more "Am a paying the right price for this property"
  • no more " What if this falls through?"
  • no more "What if I find out later there is something wrong with this house?"
  • no more thinking the sky is falling, the Leafs might win the Stanley Cup, interest rates are up, are down, it's going to rain, it's too cold, too hot. All excuses that are out of my control, so, why not focus on your real estate goals and achieve them, laser like and get it done.


 As you can see, real boring! 

Oh, we have fun, at times a bit of excitement but no game playing, no posturing, no phoniness, just do what you hired me out to do, guide and advise you to a successful real estate transaction.

You see, it is quite straight forward and pretty simple and can be boring!

  boring I know


Is Ottawa Helping or Hurting Real Estate in Canada?

 New Mortgage Rules That Will Affect All Home Buyers and Sellers in Canada

 Effective October 17, 2016, Ottawa has taken measures that affects everyone when selling their home and for anyone taking out an insured mortgage to buy a home.

  I have included 2 PDF’s that you can download and read at your own peril! What I mean is, they are easy to read and comprehend, however, these changes may slow down real estate sales ( not good for home sellers) , affect house prices, another form to fill out when filing your income tax and prevent some buyers from being able to afford buying a home.

  I know why Ottawa did this, it was to slow things down in Toronto and Vancouver, but do the decision makers in Ottawa know that 70% of Canadians do not live in these two cities?

  One thing that no one will answer for me yet is:

 “How will these changes affect those who mortgages are coming up for renewal?”

 If you are unsure how any of these changes will affect you, feel free to drop me an email or call me at 519-435-1600.

New Mortgage Rules
Why, When & For whom?
New Mortgage Rules
In Plain English

3 Real Estate Points to Ponder

             Real Estate in London Ontario

  Transparency, clarity & professionalism are the 3 basic tenets of real estate when it comes time to select a real estate brokerage and a Realtor in London Ontario . They are:

    1.  How will you focus on me?

     Every buyer and seller of real estate has different requirements and it is wise to have someone who will listen to you, who understands your needs & builds a flexible plan just for you. You should want someone who will tell you the truth and not tell you just what you want to hear, all for the sake of a real estate commission! 

 Great Questions to Ask any Realtor BEFORE you buy or sell a home in London Ontario and area.

     2.  What services do you offer?

   Having access to a brokerage with experience, knowledge & innovative methods should be a major point for you. Having access to trusted & like- minded law firms, home inspectors, mortgage lenders, appraisers, accountants, trades people, movers, cleaners & retailers can be a huge bonus. As well, who will help me? Is it the first person on duty or is it the experienced pro who will work with me, one on one?

  •  How do you charge for your services?

   As a buyer, 99% of the time, the seller pays the real estate fees which should be disclosed to you upfront and in black and white. When you are a seller of real estate, the listing brokerage gets compensated after the brokerage and the Realtor has  successfully fulfilled their fiduciary duty to you and you have received the proceeds from the sale of your home or investment property.

 Wisdom is not something you learn, wisdom is something you become!

            Success leaves clues!

Here Are All the MLS Houses For Sale London Ontario & Area

 Here is a map of MLS listings in our region , an easy way to search all MLS houses for sale in London Ontario & area.  For Condos

 We can arrange to show you you any of these homes.  Call Ty 519-435-1600   

 For a more precise search, such as by postal code or dray your own map, go here. 


  MLS London Ontario              London Ontario Real Estate Informatiom

Want to Sell Your Home Properly For The Lowest Possible Fee?

   Envelope Sells Houses in London Ontario

  Home buyers , for the most part, are more knowledgeable and savvy than ever because they have been looking at homes, going to Open Houses, they are on the web everyday and the smart buyers are working with a good real estate agent who in turn is quite knowledgeable about the market.

  As a result, a good real estate brokerage who represent the sellers of a property has to be better  prepared and informed than their colleagues representing the buyer in order to be successful. 

 Over the years, I have had unprecedented success selling properties in the London Ontario area. I have had this incredible run of success because I closely adhere to what I consider to be real estate fundamentals in the marketing and selling of a home. Simply listing a property on MLS, plopping a sign on a lawn is not enough to get the job done. 

These fundamentals are what I use when creating and implementing  individual plans & strategy for each and every one of our listings.

And there's more

Buying a House or a Condo?

     Are you looking for a house or a condo in London Ontario and area?  Are you aware that in some of the top neighbourhoods in London in London, some homes are selling in a day or two or that some homes are dramatically overpriced?

                   real estate for sale London Ontario  


 Are you frustrated with some real estate people and fruitless searching? As a Realtor as well as a professional home hunter, I work exclusively for the buyer while the listing sales person is working for the home seller.

              Buying a Home in London Ontario

      Dedicated to Real Estate Buyers in London & South West Ontario

 I want you to be in the loop and have the inside track in finding your dream home, that condo  or that unique, exclusive property in London Ontario.

 When I personally work with a client, I am your exclusive buyer’s agent,  confidentiality and discretion are utmost, there is no pressure to buy the first or 8th property you see , I use our exclusive dedicated buyer platform that guarantees results in helping you find that right property.

 The advantage I give to my clients:

  • Understanding the marketplace better.
  • Receiving a high level of  service.
  • Securing an advantage when negotiating for a home.
  • Securing or guiding to a better lender for a smoother transaction.
  • Increasing their equity position initially
  • Increasing their long-term appreciation because they selected a better property.
  • Receiving the representation they deserve, even though they do not know the difference between me and them!


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