Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc.


 I do not have a dramatic or heart pounding, feel good story about why I chose the the name Envelope Real Estate Brokerage. The names I thought  would be catchy or inspiring,  either the dot com addresses were in use or were not permissable by our provincial licensing board..

        thinking about real estate London Ontario

 I could have used my last name but some people dislike anything to do with anything French ,( what about O'Lacroix)  or anything Irish but that is a different story. So,when I decided I would open up my own brokerage, every evening I sat down with a  dictionary and started at the 'A's, looking for that dynamic, world conquering name! I even got Latin books out, Greek Mythology books, I googled , even stood on one leg & pondered, but , after a week of this, still determined, I got to the 'E' s. 

 Then I got to the word Envelope. Hmmmmmmmmmm! The rest is history and hence, a very boring story!

I could not come up with a better word than 'boring' to describe my real estate practice either! 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. 

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

  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!

  boring I know

 


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! 

     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.

              Success leaves clues!


Selling a House or a Condo?


   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!

Why?


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Changes to My Real Estate Blog


 The hosting company, Point 2 and Yardee Canada have decided that by December 31, 2016, all blogs posted on their servers will no longer be available.

After December 31st, 2016, the old blog versions will no longer be available in Point2 Agent. Please make sure to switch to the new built-in WordPress platform by the end of this year. 

The public content of your old blog will be online until December 31st, 2016. If you would like to move the existing content to the WordPress platform, you will need to create new posts and copy/paste the old content.

 After 1593 posts at the Envelope Real Estate Blog , they are all gone! Even my 966 blogs in my condos in London blog as well.

 Change is good and WordPress may be one of the better platforms for bloggers so I welcome the change and  bemoan the loss of my past efforts .

 Bear with me in this new blog platform, I am not a copy and paste person, so will not copy and paste 2000 plus blog posts to the new platform.

 It has been said content is king, so as a pauper I will try to ascend to the top again!

Ty


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