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How to Develop Confidence in 30 Seconds

Tuesday Jan 21st, 2020

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You might have noticed by now that developing confidence and establishing a success mindset is a priority to me. Taking the time to work on your self-development is paramount to success. Point blank: confidence is everything and I’ve talked about this before. People want to deal with successful people. Confident people attract opportunities, and people like magnets because it’s an infectious quality that people want to be around. Confident people have more opportunities, are... [read more]

The 3 Morning Success Habits You Need to Know

Tuesday Jan 7th, 2020

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People have been interested in the morning routines of highly effective people since the beginning of time. It makes you wonder if there’s a real reason for this… Many people have stated that from emulating the morning routines of successful people, it equally altered the success and abundance of their own lives… Sounds crazy, but turns out, there might be a science to successful morning routines. It’s no doubt that your mornings can set your tone for the day.... [read more]

4 Signs you are going to be successful

Tuesday Dec 17th, 2019

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Imagine your success was genetic? What would happen to our lives if our success was inherited rather than developed through hard work and skill? That would be a pretty limiting scenario if that was the case. It’s no doubt that true success takes perseverance, development, and consistency over time in order to be effective. However, with that said, you likely already display pre-disposed tendencies that indicate you’re well on your way to success. These are the 4 signs... [read more]

MATT SLOAN | Top 3 benefits of selling your home in the winter

Tuesday Dec 10th, 2019

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  Winter woes and large cash flows, Santa’s on his way! It’s time to buy or sell a home this winter, where forever memories can be made. Regardless of what you celebrate, Happy Holidays! Let me know when you’re ready to get into real estate today! Even though conventional wisdom might claim that the chances of selling your home during winter are slim to none; for the strategic and daring ones, home sellers often capitalize on the benefits of selling real estate... [read more]

MATT SLOAN | 5 Money Tips to Help You Buy a Home in 2020

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 2019

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  Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or an experienced purchaser, here'show to buy a home in 2020. For those who are ready to graduate from the lifelong rental cycle or the upgrade-buyers looking to leave their city pad for something with a bit more space, and maybe a backyard or a lakefront view — 2020 is the year to make it happen.   Naturally, before you make any large investments such as buying a house — you should probably do your research... [read more]

MATT SLOAN | What will (and won’t) happen in the 2020 Canadian Real Estate Market

Tuesday Nov 12th, 2019

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It’s crazy to say but with a New Year almost upon us, and the fall weather quickly becoming “crisp” – people inevitably ask me as a realtor, “what will happen to the Canadian real estate market in 2020?”    The answer is, there’s a number of things that could happen between now and then, but this CMHC report provides a national outlook of the Canadian housing market, which easily stands as the most comprehensive 2020 outlooks on the... [read more]

MATT SLOAN | 5 Negotiating Secrets to Save Your Real Estate Deal

Tuesday Nov 5th, 2019

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On more than one occasion, negotiation skills can come in handy.    In real estate, negotiation comes down to making sure my clients get the best deal possible.   The next time you need to win, here’s six negotiating secrets to save your real estate deal.   Remember, statistically, August and December are the best times to buy in any given year, based on average sale price. So, if you’re looking to get into the real estate market today,... [read more]

5 Design Ideas When Staging Your Home During Halloween

Monday Oct 14th, 2019

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  After a long Thanksgiving weekend, can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner? It’s about to be one of the spookiest celebrated traditions of the fall season, and if there’s one thing I love about the cooler seasons, it’s all the food and treats that come along with various monthly celebrations.    With kids back in school and holiday season already starting to kick in, people are using the next few weeks to really settle down into... [read more]

Here's how to prepare your home for fall and winter

Monday Sep 30th, 2019

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The fall season inevitably draws people indoors. Which is why the maintenance and state of your home matters.      Especially those of us who call the 416 our home, we live in an amazing four-season Canadian climate, and spend more time inside our homes during the colder, winter months.      So, here’s how to prepare your home for the fall and winter season     Make sure all the obvious maintenance tasks are done If... [read more]

How to Find the Right Realtor for You

Sunday Sep 15th, 2019

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When you first start searching for the right realtor for you, you’ll want to interview a number of different agents to get a feel for their expertise, communication style and specific-market knowledge.     After a few brief meetings, you should be able to better identify which qualities different candidates bring to the table – and therefore who should be the best person to get your home sold.     Remember, it’s... [read more]

4 Tips to Crush Your Goals & Amplify Productivity

Sunday Sep 1st, 2019

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What better time than September to get your goals straight, right? Fall somehow always feels like a clean slate, a fresh start and gives me a surge of motivation. If you’re ready to make the most of your fall productivity and crush your September, here’s four tips to make it happen. Productivity Hack #1: Meditate Legend has it, that the most important time of day to consume meaningful content is right before you wake up and right before you fall asleep. The reason for... [read more]

5 Tips to Sell Your Home this Fall

Sunday Jul 28th, 2019

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With August almost over, September is just around the corner, and I can almost smell the Pumpkin Spiced Latte’s being brewed… While the summer real estate market is winding down here are 5 ways to get your home ready for fall. Be strategic with your timing With kids back in school and markets turning over new quarters, the fall real estate season can bring in a more serious sales pool. This is due to the fact that not only are kids back to school, but parents... [read more]

4 Landscaping Secrets to Sell Your Home this Summer

Sunday Jul 28th, 2019

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Can you believe that it’s August already? Summer is at the half-way mark and the real estate market is still going strong. Home hunters are taking advantage of the long daylight hours to view homes at their best. Whether it’s in the front yard or back, landscaping around your home can easily increase the value of your home. Presentation and curb appeal matter and first impressions make an impact. All across the GTA, homes are being listed for sale with stunning... [read more]

3 Mindset Shifts to Make for Success

Sunday Jun 30th, 2019

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In 2005, Steve Jobs stood before the graduating class at Stanford University to deliver a commencement speech that fundamentally defined what he considered to be “a road map to success”. While there are a number of famous commencement speeches that are out of this world. Each rightfully deserving of their own unique perspectives on the path to success. Below are three mindset shifts inspired by the words shared from Steve Job’s speech to get you primed for... [read more]

2019 Mid-Year Market Update: What Happened & What’s to Come

Sunday Jun 30th, 2019

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Summertime is one of the best times of the year, right? Easy, breezy living with a little bit of heat and Vitamin D is our well-earned treat after low winter temps. As a mid-year check-in, we’re currently in the heat of the busiest time of year for Residential Real Estate Sales — and the market continues to react to overall buyer demand.  The good news doesn’t stop there. The number of available homes for sale to date has grown by 20,000 units, which is exciting... [read more]

The Little-Known Secret Superpower to Selling

Monday Jun 17th, 2019

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I’m about to tell you a secret that will blow your mind. You know I’ve talked about the psychology of colour, the importance of self-belief and success, showing up consistently and learning more about Toronto housing market knowledge that can give you a competitive edge in 2019. So, it can’t be any of those. The dictionary defines “selling” in very simple terms: “to persuade someone of the merits of.” Ok, so that implies influence and... [read more]

The Psychology of Colour: How Colour Can Increase the Value of Your Home

Monday May 27th, 2019

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Back in 1666, Sir Isaac Newton the English scientist discovered that when pure, white light passes through a prism, it separates into all visible colours. Newton also discovered that every colour has a wavelength. And can’t be reduced any further into any additional colours. Interesting, right? Believe it or not, science has actually proven that colour impacts our mood. Which makes a lot of sense when it comes to considering the right colour when selling your... [read more]

The REAL REASON Millennials still want to buy real estate

Wednesday May 15th, 2019

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Millennials know they want to buy houses. There’s all of this talk about Millennials not wanting to get in the market or purchase a property. And quite frankly, I couldn’t disagree with this ‘fake news’ story more. While we do want to do a lot of things differently than previous generations, investing in our future and building ethical and financial stability is important to us. Community and connectedness are important to us. If there’s one thing... [read more]

2019 Spring Market Predictions

Monday Apr 29th, 2019

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Everyone always wants to know what’s up and coming in the real estate market. There’s no wondering why either. For the people who want to get in the market, it’s a profitable time. Toronto’s housing market just can’t be beat. Compared to Vancouver, it’s the hottest real estate market in all of Canada. Which is why, if you’ve been thinking about getting in on the deals or like to keep a pulse on industry trends that could pay off from an... [read more]

The #1 Secret to Success

Saturday Apr 13th, 2019

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Everyone wants to be successful — regardless of how big or small they want their lives to be. The real question is… Do you believe in your success? Right now, everything you’ve accomplished in your life stems from the experiences and beliefs you’ve held about yourself in the past.   What’s the secret to success? And if there is one, why doesn’t everyone feel successful all of the time? That’s easy. The number one secret to success... [read more]

4 Steps to Buying a Home

Monday Apr 1st, 2019

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Buying a home is an exciting time — but it also requires a lot of time and effort. Whether you’re planning to purchase your first property, making an investment or you’re ready for something new, purchasing a home ushers in new chapters to our lives that are both exciting and oftentimes — pivotal. As always, my mission is to set you up for success. These 4 steps can will help make the home buying process manageable and easy. Knowledge is... [read more]

How to Get A Great Real Estate Deal

Sunday Mar 17th, 2019

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I love a good real estate deal. Every homebuyer likely shares my sentiments. When it comes to real estate, you always want to know that you’re about to make a solid investment on a home and there’s a formulaic way to know you’re about to get a good real estate deal. While location and condition are definitely two key determining factors when deciding if a home is a good investment — price naturally matters, too. Be proactive about it You’ve heard me... [read more]

The little-known secret to getting your house to sell

Thursday Mar 14th, 2019

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When you’re in the market to sell your home, home staging can drastically increase the home equity value. Don’t believe me? The Real Estate Staging Association has said that homes across North America spent 90 per cent less time on the market in 2016, selling within an average of 23 days in comparison to unstaged homes which took an average 184 days to sell. There’s no doubt that preparing a home for sale can be an overwhelming task and then difference... [read more]

5 Inexpensive Home Improvements to Increase the Value of your Home

Tuesday Feb 19th, 2019

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With the Spring market just around the corner, I’ve been talking a lot about being proactive when it comes to the sale of your home. Now is the time to start thinking about how to increase value and marketability as we enter into one of the busiest real estate seasons of the year. As a homeowner, you’ve probably had one or two things you’ve wanted to improve in your home. And the reality is, even if you think your home is fine as it is, a few “refreshing”... [read more]

3 signs you’re sabotaging your success (must-read)

Monday Feb 4th, 2019

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It’s so easy to ride the wave of momentum once the New Year hits. “New year, new me”. But by February, your old habits start to creep back in. Be honest here: who else has found themselves completely slacking on their goals this past month? You might have started to see a few wins towards the kind of life and version of yourself you’re working towards and that’s when it happens — you drop the consistency ball. You lose... [read more]

How to Prepare Your Home for the Spring Market

Monday Jan 21st, 2019

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In real estate, the spring market is the time to take action. Buyers gravitate towards fresh, new listings and the numbers show. For sellers, it’s important to start getting your home ready long before the winter hiatus is over. Interview Real Estate Agents One of the most important components to effectively selling your home in the Spring market involves working with an experienced agent to help make it happen. If you don’t have one already, you can contact me or... [read more]

What Will (And Won’t) Happen In Canada’s Housing Market This Year

Monday Jan 7th, 2019

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It’s a new year, which means new opportunities. And everyone wants to know: what’s going to happen to the real estate market this year?   There’s no doubt that housing markets can be historically difficult to predict. However, when we look at the data and start to see the emerging trends and patterns surfacing, it can identify strong clues.   Let’s quickly recap what happened in 2018, which was similar to the year previous in respect to the condo... [read more]

3 things successful people have that you don’t

Monday Dec 10th, 2018

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Holding ourselves back from success is classic self-sabotage — something we all might have participated in once or twice. Check out your latest book store and give just a few of the mindset books a skim. Among them, you’ll find hundreds of people studied for their path to success, fame or fortune. In these pages, successful people are analyzed for their mindsets, beliefs and actions. Admit it: we’re all a little bit fascinated by which qualities and characteristics lead... [read more]

What the tech boom is going to do to the Toronto real estate market

Monday Dec 3rd, 2018

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In case you didn’t hear, there’s a tech boom coming to town. Toronto is being dubbed as “the next Silicon Valley” and major tech companies are moving new head offices to our own backyard. I don’t know about you… but I hear opportunity calling. In an article in the Huffington Post, Toronto’s tech boom has already brought an influx of tech companies coming into Toronto’s downtown core and added 82,000 jobs (and growing) in technology so far to... [read more]

4 signs you’re going to be successful

Monday Nov 26th, 2018

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Imagine your success was genetic? What would happen to our lives if our success was inherited rather than developed through hard work and skill? That would be a pretty limiting scenario if that was the case. It’s no doubt that true success takes perseverance, development and consistency over time in order to be effective. However, with that said, you likely already display pre-disposed tendencies that indicate you’re well on your way to success. These are the 4 signs... [read more]

Should you rent, or should you buy?

Monday Nov 19th, 2018

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Ah, the age-old question for the Toronto real estate market remains. “Should I buy, or should I rent?”. I get asked this by clients all the time and for anyone who loves analyzing the market knows that this is a never-ending debate. There is no right answer to this question and it’s not because of the market circumstance bur rather your own personal ones. Toronto real estate has been booming for a minute and speculation on the ups and downs of it all have been going... [read more]

The 3 Morning Success Habits You Need to Know

Monday Nov 12th, 2018

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People have been interested in the morning routines of highly effective people since the beginning of time. It makes you wonder if there’s a real reason for this… Many people have stated that from emulating the morning routines of successful people, it equally altered the success and abundance of their own lives… Sounds crazy, but turns out, there might be a science to successful morning routines. It’s no doubt that your mornings can set your tone for the day.... [read more]

How to Create Multiple Income Streams in Real Estate

Monday Nov 5th, 2018

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Creating multiple income streams is always a smart way to accumulating wealth. In the same way that the saying goes, “don’t put all of your eggs in a basket” you’re going to want to look at your investment portfolio as an opportunity to have variety versus stagnation. Diversifying your portfolio with different assets will give you an opportunity to experiment with what’s working and what isn’t. Setting your sights on making more money is never a bad idea.... [read more]

How being last to the game can still make you a winner

Monday Oct 29th, 2018

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Stop believing that you missed your chance. If you’re feeling like you missed your opportunity to get into the real estate market, or you feel like you have a missed opportunity in life or business, I’m here to tell you it’s time to stop using that excuse right now. You don’t have to be first in the real estate market, or in any market, in order to do well and be successful. You can start today. Right where you are now. Whether you’re investing in real... [read more]

4 Mistakes Most People Make When Buying Real Estate

Monday Oct 22nd, 2018

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Why do you think you clicked on this post? Would it be fair to assume that maybe you care about avoiding mistakes? There’s a real reason for that. We’re all striving to be better versions of ourselves. It’s often why nostalgia and regret can leave such powerful imprints when we’re reflecting on lessons learnt. Our mistakes are what allow us to evolve and be better in the future, and oftentimes acts as the foundation to our makeup and how we climb to... [read more]

The 3 storytelling secrets to successfully sell anything

Monday Oct 15th, 2018

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The Wall Street Journal famously told a tale of two high school buddies who were very much alike. Both boys grew up together, were equally the same degree of intelligence, both were personable and charismatic, and both held ambitious dreams for the future. On their 25th high school reunion, the boys returned as men and were both still very much alike. Both were happily married, with the same number of children and even went to work for the same Midwestern manufacturing company after... [read more]

Ready to Launch? Here’s 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Move

Tuesday Oct 9th, 2018

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Questions to ask yourself if you're a first homebuyer or about to make a real estate move

Whenever you’re in the market for a new home, there’s certain need-to-know agenda items that will put you in the best position possible when searching for your next dream property. Whether you’re shopping for a new primary residence or a rental, asking yourself these 5 questions before making a move will give you some peace of mind that you’ve done your due-diligence and can check these off of your to-do list. Question #1: Have you been pre-approved for a... [read more]

How to Develop Confidence in 30 Seconds

Monday Oct 1st, 2018

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You might have noticed by now that developing confidence and establishing a success mindset is a priority to me. Taking the time to work on your self-development is paramount to success. Point blank: confidence is everything and I’ve talked about this before. People want to deal with successful people. Confident people attract opportunities, and people like magnets because it’s an infectious quality that people want to be around. Confident people have more opportunities, are... [read more]

3 Fundamental Truths to Successfully Negotiating a Deal

Monday Sep 24th, 2018

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They say negotiation is a delicate process. I disagree. Negotiation is about skill, strength, and strategy. Like anything else, it can be natural-born, developed over time or learned through education and research. But either way? Negotiation is a necessary skill that will serve you throughout your life. If you’ve been following along from the start, you’ll know I’m always here for the restaurant puns so start sharpening up your skills on these 3 fundamental truths to... [read more]

The 5 Biggest Mindsets Killing Your Real Estate Game

Monday Sep 17th, 2018

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Matt Sloan Quote on Mindset and Success in Real Estate

Do you remember the first time you spoke in front of a group of people? Maybe that thought takes you back to a third-grade spelling bee, high school valedictorian speech or business proposal at your corporate job. Cue sweaty palms, voice quavering, you slowly approach the proverbial stage, doing a mental prayer that you don’t forget everything you’re about to say. While this response is totally normal, I learned from a young age that mindset is everything and venturing outside... [read more]

3 tips to invest in real estate with confidence

Monday Sep 10th, 2018

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Matt Sloan's 3 tips to investing in real estate

Investing in real estate can be a nerve-wracking process that some might feel isn’t for the faint-of-heart — but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the real estate process involving large amounts of money at stake, it’s understandable why nerves can feel like they’re running high. When it comes to our money, most people are smart to move tactfully, strategically and confidently. From the countless business lessons I’ve learned, confidence is... [read more]

4 Ways a Realtor Helps You Navigate the Market

Tuesday Sep 4th, 2018

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Matt Sloan 4 ways a realtor can help you navigate the market

Picture this: you’re about to go Whitewater rafting for the very first time, with difficult and turbulent waters ahead of you, you apprehensively prepare yourself for a wild ride. Before you begin your journey, you’re given two options to choose from. You can either use a guide who comes equipped with the necessary equipment, tools, life jackets and expertise of the terrain. Or you can navigate the challenging, tumultuous waters on your own. Which would you choose? Although... [read more]

From Restaurants to Real Estate, I’m shaking things up

Monday Aug 27th, 2018

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After seven years of building two successful restaurant businesses, I found myself wanting more. I’d always been drawn to real estate, kept watch on the market from a personal standpoint, and every time I started thinking about my next successful venture, the realtor path became abundantly clear. First rule I learned in business: When you see an opportunity, get in the game. When I did my research I found that, for the most part, there was a lot of information out there that came... [read more]

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