Tom McEvoy

Affiliated Real Estate Agent
264 Front Street
Belleville, ONK8N 2Z2
Office: 613-967-2100
Office Fax: 613-967-4688
Cell: 613-242-1045
Toll Free: 1-877-752-5558
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Tom McEvoy

Tom McEvoy Affiliated Real Estate Agent

CENTURY 21 Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
264 Front Street
Belleville, ONK8N 2Z2
Office: 613-967-2100
Cell: 613-242-1045
Toll Free: 1-877-752-5558
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Trends in Commercial Real Estate

I give a fair bit of advice in this blog about managing small multi-units residential properties, but I don’t want people thinking this is solely what I do. I practice what I preach and I keep my business diverse by selling residential, commercial, multi-unit, leasing, and development property.   I want to focus on commercial real estate in this post. Broadly speaking, there are about ...

Landlord 101: Reducing Tenant Turnover

The time has come for your tenants to move on. You are dreading the vacancy and the hassle of trying to find a new tenant. New tenants mean new relationships and a process of understanding expectations for both the landlord and the tenant.  Thankfully, there are ways to reduce your vacancy turnover so you don't have to wait as long to start making money again. We have previously discussed ...

How to Maximize Your Rental Property's Return on Investment

In this post we explore how to get a good return on the investments made in your rental property, and how to attract better quality tenants. Cleaning Services: People are getting pretty busy this day and age with their careers and family life. The amount of responsibility we have makes it difficult to even get the dishes done at the end of the day. One way to cater to this universal need to have ...

Mistakes that Landlords Make

I hear some pretty mixed feedback from landlords when I ask about their experience as a landlord. I know of some who manage very well, and some who wished they had never even thought of taking on a rental property. What are these people doing so differently? The best, and most absolute advice I have to give to landlords is to do THOROUGH TENANT SCREENINGS. Do credit checks, employment checks, ...

How To: Get the Most Out of Your Listings Online!

How To: Get the Most Out of Your Listings Online! By: Tom McEvoy Sales Representative Century 21 Lanthorn Belleville This is really about how best to drive traffic with listings to our personal Agent Century 21 page. There are some elements of the Century 21 page, traffic stats, lead capture, that we don’t get the benefit from on the MLS system. I have to give credit to Joy Humphrey initially bringing ...

Great Returns on Minimum Investment: How to Cash in on a Renovation Without Spending Big

I know of a client or two who are thinking of selling or renovating their single family homes, so in keeping with a spring cleaning theme, and the momentum of the market picking up, here is some information about renovations on single family homes. It is about how to spend the minimum amount of money to retrieve the best return on investment. The good news is you don't have to break the bank to ...

Retiring Rich via Real Estate Investment

Scenario 1: You are in your 20's or 30's and you are really starting to take momentum with your career. You may even have a spouse and a few kids by now! You may not. For some people at this age, you may be noticing what the generation before you is doing with their golden years (your parents). With the bulk of the baby boomers just around the corner from retirement, it can be eye-opening to see ...

Why do I have Ice on my Roof?

On my brief drive from home to the office there is one house in particular that gets an epic icicle between its South facing roof and the peak above their front door. Every year the icicle gets so big it eventually touches the ground, and then it continues to grow thicker and thicker each day. I think last years must have been two feet wide. Last year when I noticed it, I thought it was just because ...

Summary of the 2015 Property Forecast for Ontario

In keeping with my previous post about maintaining a healthy perspective on market forecasts, I will try to follow my own advice summarizing my findings. According to Canadian Real Estate Magazine (December/January 2015 Issue), Ontario is said to continue reaping the benefits of on-going housing sales and population growth. Ontario's steady source of immigration, it's existing large ...

A Little Perspective on Market Fluctuations and Real Estate Forecasting

Right after some radio or news personality goes on and on about market downturns in Canada I often get asked how my career is doing in regards to the economy. In these instances, I always feel like the person asking me is expecting some horrible news in that I suddenly can't make due in life and have to sell the family cow. They are often surprised when I don't have much to say other ...