Art House is…

ETHICS. COMMUNITY. UNIQUE REAL ESTATE.

Nick Horton, salesperson

Recently, clients of mine referred me to friends of theirs who were looking to buy an investment property downtown. More often then not, this is how I meet new clients.

My clients told me their friends were a nice couple looking to buy a 3-unit investment property, but were finding it difficult. After a few quick emails, I met the couple at a house I recommended near Dundas and Brock. Immediately we hit it off. The house was very close to what they wanted and over the next hour, while reviewing the house and learning about each other, we established a relationship. I talked with them about their investment goals and about what they were flexible on and what they weren’t. I provided feedback on their options and the best neighbourhoods within their budget. We determined the features of their ideal property including its layout, condition, location, and what the mitigating factors were that would ultimately determine how much money they would invest. 

We stood outside the house long after our appointment was done, discussing these factors and using the house as our muse. The couple confided in me that they were previously working with an agent that a family member had recommended. The agent was experienced and had a good reputation, but didn’t ‘connect’ with them. Neither did any of the homes they were viewing.  The realtor would pull up in a flashy car and dress awkwardly formal for showings. The couple loved living in the city and while they wanted an investment property, the house still had to reflect their character. We understood each other and were confident us working together would be better experience.

Fast-forward 35 days and the couple was signing the winning offer on a larger than expected, detached, 3-unit investment property in an upcoming neighbourhood. A moment after walking out of the listing broker’s office, they mention to me that I actually made the process of buying a property in Toronto enjoyable. The feeling was mutual and we hugged it out. I am grateful for the relationships that my professional life has brought.      

Working with someone who cares about your success is important. From the first meeting I focus on connecting with my clients and using my 10 years of experiance working downtown to form a unique strategy for each purchase or sale. 

The above story is a true glimpse of a client’s experience and one reason why I have continued to help people buy and sell real estate. I hope this story tells you a little bit about me and you feel comfortable reaching out. You may also reference the reviews on my Google Business page. Please email me anytime or give me a call to chat. 

Alan O. Wong, salesperson

Recognizing his passion and fascination for real-estate early at a young age, Montreal-born and raised in Toronto, Alan has worked hard to facilitate growth and development in throughout this city.

With a degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto, Alan started his profession designing high-end vacation homes in Aspen, Colorado. He has since worked for leading architecture and design firms across the U.S. and Canada, spending the last six years at Toronto design firm Hariri Pontarini Architects as a Senior Project & Design Manager working closely with many of Toronto’s condominium developers.

Having worked with Toronto’s premier condominium design firm, as well as serving on numerous condominium boards, Alan’s fingerprints are all over Toronto’s most popular condo developments and communities. His years of experience reflect a deep understanding of the inner and outer workings of condominium living in Toronto. 

Today, Alan continues his pursuit of designing quality living from a unique perspective at Art House | Unique Real Estate. His architectural expertise, insider knowledge and design acumen assist savvy Torontonians in cultivating their own personalized living environment. Alan’s critical eye and detail-oriented approach to design has translated to honest and knowledgeable advice for his clients. 

We welcome you to meet with Alan at the Art House office in Kensington Market and experience his expertise first-hand. Come see how he can help you realize your next ideal property today.

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