Keeping It Real
By Farrell Macdonald
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Farrell Macdonald is a Toronto based Realtor who employs a fact based approach to helping clients buy and sell real estate. He doesn’t really view himself as a sales person but, rather as an information gatherer dedicated to making sure each and every client can arrive at a fully informed decision. These podcasts are designed to be a forum for anyone curious about real estate. The topics are meant to educate and inform while sharing some of his real life experiences as practitioner in the field. If the answer you are looking for doesn’t already appear here, it will likely be covered in a future broadcast, so feel free to post questions and comments. Happy listening.
||Episode 31 – Selecting Your Agent: What to Ask and What to Look For||Deciding to hire a Realtor is a big decision. Finding one that fits with your personality and goals can be especially tricky. This episode helps listeners develop a strategy for screening prospective agents in order to avoid feeling like they are searchin||17 12 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 30 – Vacation Homes: Wise Investments or Golden Handcuffs?||Memories of the family cottage can have you longing for your own piece of paradise. But are they really wise investments? Or do they just end up weighing you down with extra responsibility and expense? Janine and Farrell tackle this topic with their usual||4 11 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 29: Mortgage Matters – Financing the Biggest Purchase You’ll Ever Make||In this episode, Janine and Farrell discuss the importance of understanding the bigger picture when it comes to locking in an attractive mortgage rate. There’s more to it than you might think. Listen and download here Tips from Canada Mortgage &||25 10 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 26: Stigmatized Properties||Janine and Farrell delve into the world of stigmas – things that might send some Buyer running for the hills and that can also lead to lawsuits if they’re not disclosed to prospective Buyers. Fasten your seatbelts ‘cause this episode is sure to spar||28 2 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 25: Boom or Bust? Toronto’s Skyward Appetite for Building||In this instalment, Janine and Farrell discuss the unprecedented building boom in Toronto that has created a jungle of construction cranes. Great for the economy, but have they sacrificed quality for quantity? And when will the frenzy stop? Tune in for an||13 1 13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 24: Real Estate and Privacy||This time around, Janine and Farrell explore the rules around the collection and sharing of private information in the context of Buying and Selling Real Estate via MLS. Get the facts about the rules governing Real Estate Agents and why they might be cr||10 10 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoEpisode 23: Best Places To Live – How Does Your City Measure Up||This episode takes Janine and Farrell on an exploration of some of the factors to consider when deciding where to live. join them in a lively debate about what constitutes a great city and how to decide what’s important for you. Also listener R||25 6 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoEpisode 22: All In The Family – Pets and Selling Your Home||Janine and Farrell take to the air wavs to discuss the challenges faced by both Sellers and Buyers when dealing with family pets. Both avid animal lovers, they offer perspectives from both sides to help ensure an appreciation for all the considerations on||2 5 12||Free||View In iTunes|