I've gone GLOBAL!

By: THE ANNA OLIVER GROUP

I've gone GLOBAL!

Tags: global real estate, Covid19, Sothebys, Real Estate Toronto, Toronto Realtor, for sale, amazing agent

As result of globalization and the recent events, a group of specialists from Monaco, Portugal and the UK decided to bring together in one journal, a worldwide collection of interviews with experienced real estate agents. I am beyond thrilled to be the Canadian liaison representing Sotheby’s International for the Global Real Estate Journal @sothebysrealty @globalrealestatejournal @wpwealth...Read More

HOW TO FIND AN AMAZING AGENT

By: Anna Oliver

HOW TO FIND AN AMAZING AGENT

Tags: choose a realtor, for sale, toronto homes, homes in toronto, house prices, find a real estate agent, questions for real estate agents

  All you have to do is look at the lawn signs in your neighbourhood to know that there are dozens, if not hundreds, of Realtors to choose from in your area. In fact, in the GTA alone there are more than 56,000 licensed brokers and Realtors - so how do you find an amazing one? How do you find the one who will give it everything they have to help you buy or sell your home, and not leave an...Read More

I Love What I Do

By: THE ANNA OLIVER GROUP

I Love What I Do

Tags: Meet Anna Oliver, The Anna Oliver Group, I Love What I Do, Toronto Realtor, Toronto Real Estate,

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Home Decor and Staging - Not just for selling your house

By: Anna Oliver

Home Decor and Staging - Not just for selling your house

Tags: homes in toronto, real estate toronto, house prices, staging, does staging work, condos, home decor, making the most of space, design ideas, decorating

Chances are that when you’re ready to sell your property, your agent will recommend staging your place or even include that service in his or her offering. While staging a property can certainly increase the appeal of potential buyers and highlight the home’s features, it’s usually a temporary measure and once the property is sold, the décor goes away. What about the tim...Read More

Making a Mid-Life Home Purchase? Consider These Five Options

By: Anna Oliver

Making a Mid-Life Home Purchase? Consider These Five Options

Tags: homes in toronto, house for sale, house prices, downsizing, upsizing, mid-life, home purchase, consider options, condos, townhouse, living downtown

  The days of buying a house and settling down for the rest of your life in one spot are stuck firmly in the past. Much like the PDA or floppy disk in the tech world, there’s just so many better options sitting in front of you when it comes to a mid-life home purchase to be tethered to one place forever. —— Sometimes you just need to make a change. Whether it’s movi...Read More

A good book drive

By: Anna Oliver

A good book drive

Tags: Good book drive, book donations, reading, learn to read, read in french, kids reading, toronto, students, for the future

What were some of your favourite books when you were a kid? Did you have a couple that were most meaningful, or do you have more general memories of being read to? Do you remember how excited you were when you learned to read on your own, and the world of books was opened up to you?   I was lucky to grow up with a French Canadian mom who read to me in her native language. My mom bought me m...Read More

Donate, Sell or Swap?

By: Anna Oliver

Donate, Sell or Swap?

Tags: homes in toronto, house prices, decluttering, spring cleaning, getting organized, downsizing, spring market, donations, swap, kijiji, ebay, for sale

Spring is (mostly) here! If you’re anything like me, this time of year is both thrilling and exhausting. You’re so excited that the days are finally longer and warmer, but you also suddenly realize that somehow, over the long winter, your house has become stuffed with clutter.   Where it all came from nobody knows, but your junk drawers are crammed, your closet is barely accessi...Read More

Condo Vs. Freehold

By: Anna Oliver

Condo Vs. Freehold

Tags: homes in toronto, condos, homes for sale, house prices, condo prices, toronto condos, condo living, small spaces, downsizing, condo fees, Stratus, urban living

It really feels like Spring is well and truly here, doesn’t it Toronto? Now that the clocks have changed and the sun is out later, you can almost imagine yourself out on the lake or on the boardwalk at Kew Beach soaking up some rays - or at least I can With Spring comes the Spring real estate market, too, and you might be one of many Torontonians thinking about getting yourself into the hou...Read More

My favourite dog parks in Toronto

By: Anna Oliver

My favourite dog parks in Toronto

Tags: homes in toronto, house for sale, dog parks toronto, dog mom, where to walk my dog, pets in the city, pet parks, dog walker

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love dogs - especially my black lab Griffin! It’s hard to believe Griffin has been with me since 2006, through moves and breakups and haircuts - he’s my constant sidekick and I can’t imagine my life without him.   Since we moved from Halifax to Toronto in 2008 we’ve spent a lot of time exploring the dog parks around the city. There a...Read More

In like a Lion - Selling your home in early spring

By: Anna Oliver

In like a Lion - Selling your home in early spring

Tags: homes in toronto, for sale toronto, toronto condos, selling in spring, timing to sell, when to sell, best time to sell house, house prices

March certainly came in like a lion, in Toronto at least. It feels like last Sunday’s +10 was a dream, doesn’t it?   Winter is an interesting time in real estate. Often, people think spring is the only time to list - but you know, I disagree! Some seasons are definitely busier, but the truth is the market never stops! If you’re looking at all this snow and thinking you sho...Read More