After a decade of being in this business, it's been a good time to look back and see how my focus areas have done.
Granted, I've sold homes from Pickering to Brantford and everywhere in between BUT during this time I have tried to focus on niche properties in niche areas.
For example, when I started doing my walking tours of Parkdale in the early 2000s...my girlfriend (now very happily married as I knew that the true key to my success was finding a patient partner for this journey) would want me to call her every hour to make sure I was "safe". In hindsight, it was a bit scary.
Fast forward to now and Queen West/Parkdale is my office base and just about as cool as it gets.
Other areas such as Leslieville (who's avg price more than DOUBLED) was the exact area that my 1st
10loftsinaday tours started (245 Carlaw Ave to be exact). After hundreds of successful sales, the amazing streets of Leslieville are in huge demand and lofts like the Broadview Lofts are raising eyebrows all over the world. This includes a write up in the New York Times and the choice site for many TV and movie shoots over the years.
Another area I am proud to have promoted so heavily is, my home base of, East York. A more amazing residential area you will not find. Within about 5 mins of my home is access to Taylor Creek Park, the Danforth, Farmers Markets, great schools and much more.
As most of my clients can agree, the key to success in any real estate venture is diversity and timing. Location helps but I know a bunch of so called great areas that did NOT perform as well over the last 10 years.
Stats courtesy of TREB. Prices rounded.