Ineffective Open Houses!

A long, long time ago … in a galaxy far, far away … doing open houses was standard when it came to listing and marketing a home for sale.

Contrary to popular belief, open houses are extremely ineffective for selling homes. Based on a recent survey by the National Association of REALTORS(®), the chance of your house being sold as the result of an open house is less than 2%. That’s a shocking 98% failure rate.

So why do Agents still do open houses? Why do you still see open house signs everywhere during week-ends? Well, the main reason is Agents want to please their clients and that they are working hard to sell the home. Secondly, to advertise themselves to the neighbourhood and generate leads for their business.

Things have changed now. We live and breathe technology and open houses are out-dated.  Sitting in an open house and waiting for buyers to show up lacks the marketing punch a good HD video on social media carries. Also, most good Agents don’t want to inconvenience their clients to vacate on a Sunday, when they can get more traction through Internet Ads, Social media and good old fashion prospecting.

I think differently. My Plan of ACTION gets your home SOLD.  Period! I showcase your home to key people that can either buy your home or help find the right buyer. That’s the Pro-Active approach, vs. the passive approach of sitting and waiting for Buyers to show up.

Looking forward to earning your business too.

People First, Strategy Second

Getting the right people in the right job is a lot more important than developing a strategy. This truth applies to all kinds of businesses. You can have many great strategies, but until you have the right people, you can never make it happen.

Yup, you can have the greatest strategies in place but without the right leaders developing and owning them, we’d get good-looking presentations and so-so results.

Invest in Real Estate!

Stock Market. No No!Research In Motion (RIM), now called Blackberry, was once worth $77 billion dollars. It was sold this week for $4.7 billion.

Forget about the stock market and invest in the HOT Toronto Real Estate market.

Become a Landlord and make money slowly but surely…

Contact me to learn how this can be done and what your long term return on your initial investment will be. Let us show you charts, and real figures on how Real Estate can make you $money. We are here to earn your business and make you $money.

 

Testimonial: Communicator and Facilitator

There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves. So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.

Working with Kory was a pleasure. He was friendly, smart and always cool and collected. He made our first home buying experience worry free.  We faced a multiple offer situation, and Kory’s advise won us our dream home. He also arranged for our mortgage and introduced us to a great home inspector and a lawyer. He communicated with us frequently via phone and email, and was always available for our so many questions.  We are very thankful, and highly recommend him to our friends and family.

-Mike, Richmond Hill

Testimonial: Extremely satisfied with the service

There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves. So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.

I was extremely satisfied with the service Kory provided. I was very nervous heading into this process and selected Kory as my agent because of my brother’s referral.  I sold my home in no time, and received more than what I was asking for.  It was an amazing experience. I would serve as a reference for Kory anytime!

-Jamsheid, North York

Testimonial: Every step of the way!

There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves. So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.

Kory was there every step of the way! He found us a great place in Markham for our Spa, negotiated the best terms ever with Fieldgate, and helped and guided us with the City for our permits. We are very excited and know we can always rely on Kory if we need him in any way.

-Cindy Deng and Nancy Tam, Markham

Get Social Media?

Over a drink, I’m trying to explain to a colleague the concept of social media for the umpteenth time.  I mean, it’s wonderfull that they show an interest, but the fact that they keep asking what’s it all about shows how far we are from Web 2.0.

It’s hard for people who frequently use social media to understand this.  What’s so difficult about “Say what you are doing in 140 characters”?  After all, it’s not rocket science – you don’t have to read a 200-page manual to get started.  This should be easy!  I don’t expect my mom to understand what Twitter is all about.  And even if I try to explain, she’d probably say “I have to do something constructive with my life!”  But surely other marketers should know what it’s all about?!

But then again, they aren’t asking what it is, but why it is?  Why should I tell people what I’m doing?  Why should I write a blog?  Why should I connect to people I haven’t even met in real life?  What’s the point?

We are professional idiots.  As soon as a new application is released we try to see some value in it, we don’t ask that why-question anymore because we already made the decision for ourselves that we understand what it’s all about and why it’s useful for us.

We constantly try to answer the wrong questions.  And they can’t help it, because they don’t know what questions to ask.  Instead of trying to explain what it is or how easy it is to use, we should still tell them what the advantages are, the basics.  They’ll figure out for themselves what applications they can use, they don’t need a bunch of overexcited geeks like you and I to do that.

Blue Moon Wish!

It happens only once in a blue moon — and a blue moon is exactly what we’ll see in the skies this New Year’s Eve. Don’t expect an azure glow over our lunar satellite, however. The term “blue moon” simply refers to the second full moon in a calendar month, something that hasn’t happened on a New Year’s Eve for nearly 20 years. We first saw the full moon on Dec 2, and it will reappear New Year’s Eve.

Blue moon means something absurd or impossible. It is somewhat unrelated to the actual moon, which becomes full every 30 days. A New Year’s Eve blue moon only happens every 20 years.

European, indigenous and pagan cultures all consider it lucky to make wishes under a blue moon.The legend goes repeating a wish three times while standing unclothed in its bright light will come true.

Friends, you won’t see me naked out there in the cold … but for sure I’ll be wishing for good things. May all your wishes come true.  Happy New year.

Testimonial: You met and exceeded our expectations

There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves.So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.


Dear Kory:  Thank you very much for assisting my son and daughter-in-law. You did a great job as always. We really appreciate your efforts and duly note your professional skills. We had no worries with Abe and Lena being in your capable hands. The home your helped them purchase was their first, and from what I hear, you negotiated a great price for them.  Thank you again.

-Dr. Muir, Maple

Success

Here’s a great quote I read today: “Painless and quick are rarely associated with successful.”  How true it is.