Steven  Maislin

Steven Maislin


RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage*

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I would like you to work for me, but I don’t want to sign anything—a handshake is enough and I can trust you, right?

You certainly can trust me, and I feel that I can believe you as well. That said, I can only work with (3, 4, 5) buyers at a time if I am going to give them the service I am committed to providing and they are entitled too. I only work with buyers with whom I have a contract—I owe it to those I am working with now not to take time away from them for buyers who are working with many agents at the same time.

Is it necessary to sign an agreement before you have found me the right property?

With me, yes it is. I only commit my expertise and time to buyers who have committed to me.
If you want buyer representation, yes it is. Without the agreement you would be my customer rather than my client and all of the services I have outlined would not be available to you. Would you like me to go over them again?

I’m interested in new homes, and the developers all say I can work directly with them.

You certainly can, but if you ever needed an agent, it is when you are buying from a "professional seller" such as a builder. My job is to point out the pros and cons of what the builder is offering, such as, Is the premium they are charging you for the corner lot going to make sense when you go to resell? I can help you save thousands, in the long run, no matter what you’re buying by helping you buy smart.

Accredited Buyers Representatives Network

Accredited Buyers Representatives Network

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation demonstrates to my peers and to consumers my commitment to providing outstanding service for real estate buyers. 

Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® I put to use my experience and knowledgeable meeting your specific needs and that can make all the difference in the world.

As we age, we demand specialists in our health needs, so why not in our housing and equity needs as well? As a SRES®  I bring:


Property tours are fun! You get to imagine yourself living in new spaces and, perhaps, learn something new about your priorities and preferences.

It’s also relatively easy to make mistakes while touring properties—mistakes that could anger the seller, hurt your negotiating position, or worse. For the best results, follow these tips:

1. Don’t bring an entourage.

October 2018 Dear Friend

Dear Friend,

6,455 homes sold through Toronto’s Real Estate Board MLS® System in September 2018 – up 1.9 percent compared to September 2017. The average selling price for September 2018 also increased by 2.9 percent over the same period to $796,786.

The Toronto market continues to be very fragmented regarding supply and demand with some areas experiencing a Sellers’ market with more demand than supply and other areas experiencing either a Balanced or Buyers’ market.

September 2018 Dear Friend, Another good month...

Dear Friend,

Another good month for sales in Toronto, as Toronto Real Estate Board members sold 6,8379 homes, 8.5% more than last August with the average price also being up 4.7% over the same month the previous year.

With only 21/2 months of homes in inventory in Toronto, by definition, it would appear to be a sellers’ market. It is in many areas, with well-priced homes selling quickly. In other areas, with inventory being at 5-7 months, it’s a buyers’ market.

Can I disclose the sold price of any property to anyone?

Any disclosure of sold price information obtained from the MLS® system has to be consistent with the consent provided by the seller and buyer. You have to review the "Use and Distribution of Information" clause in the Listing and Buyer Agency Agreements and the related MLS® rules requiring that such consents be obtained for MLS® listings to determine whether the disclosure is permitted.

Do I have to post the sale price?

Reporting Inaccurate Sold Prices

September 12, 2018 -- TREB has received reports that some Members have been reporting inaccurate figures in the sold prices of their listings due to privacy concerns raised by their customers.

While TREB appreciates these privacy concerns, but inputting inaccurate sold prices into TREB's MLS® System is contrary to both TREB's MLS® Rules & Policies.

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