GEORGE PAUL  VLAHAKIS

GEORGE PAUL VLAHAKIS

Manager

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage*

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416.755.0123
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GEORGE PAUL  VLAHAKIS

GEORGE PAUL VLAHAKIS

Manager

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
416.755.0123
Office:
416-755-0123
Email Me

Go it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

Go it Alone, or Use a REALTOR®?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to www.mls.ca and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home?
Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 

Source:  OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) www.howrealtorshelp.ca

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George Paul Vlahakis bought his first investment property at 19 years of age, and has been passionate with everything real estate ever since. 

With 20 years of sales and real estate experience, along with a background in architectural design, George Paul possesses a vast knowledge in all things real estate.  This includes everything from spearheading development projects, real estate architecture and design and trading both in residential and commercial properties.

Driven by his passion, George Paul continues to educate himself on all things real estate, including new technologies and systems that affect the real estate industry here in Canada and internationally.  He frequently attends and participates in cutting edge seminars hosted by industry leaders

In addition to George Paul’s knowledge of the industry, his loyalty, dedication and strong negotiating skills have made a large impression on clients and industry professionals over the years.  His understanding of clients’ needs and requests prompt clients to constantly approach George Paul for his real estate advice and direction when it comes to investing, purchasing, selling or developing.

Through modern day technology, including web and social media, George Paul continues to expand his portfolio, increase his database and widen his network of contacts that includes clients and industry professionals.  This network of contacts creates a beneficial opportunity to bring together a client to the right property, an investor to the appropriate development and needs to be met efficiently and cost effectively.

It is George Paul’s passion for real estate as a whole that made him realize that there was a need for a full service real estate boutique. By bringing together a group of real estate professionals that have the expertise to better service investors, builders and real estate clients, The George Paul Team was born. 



Specialty: architectural design, development projects, real estate architecture, design and trade for residential and commercial property, dream homes, first time buyers, relocation, investment properties, residential, condos, commercial, retirement and selling during divorce.

Experience: Over 20

Awards: BILD marketing person of the year, NAHB marketing person of the year, Multiple Platinum Sales Awards, National Academy of Best Selling Authors Best selling book 2013.

Area Covered: Toronto, East York, North York, Scarborough,Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, York Region, GTA and surrounding areas.