What Makes A Realtor in London Ontario Succeed As One?

What makes a Realtor in London Ontario succeed as one, the big difference between a good & a great Realtor is that the successful ones take everything as a welcomed challenge while an ordinary one takes everything either as a blessing or a curse!

The struggle for most ordinary Realtors is caused by that they don’t take enough time to learn about the true role of money(the four roles are income, flow, profit & equity or exit),  how to effectively market themselves or their listings, those are easy enough to learn, it’s just that they spend their time and energy defending what they think they know! Or, as this great poem states:

Spring has passed

Summer has gone

Winter is here

and the song I meant to sing remains unsung

For I have spent my days stringing

and unstringing my instrument.

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Great Realtors in London Ontario, the really happy ones, are down to earth, compulsive about detail, are honest with themselves & their clients & their compensation reflects how happy and satisfied their clients are!.

They understand that they must know what goes on in every aspect of their business, the why and the how.

They focus their attention on the multitude of seemingly insignificant, unimportant & boring things that make up every successful transaction & keeping their real estate business profitable & life fulfilling!

Those mundane, little things, done with care & done consistently, form a huge difference from those who are satisfied to just get through, to just get by, to live from commission cheque to commission cheque.

You see, it is those everyday tasks, done right, is just like compound interest & what Albert Einstein called the 8th wonder of the world.

Most Realtors depend on luck, family, the market, their brokerage or the latest fad to get more business, yet, why is it that  93% don’t make it past year one, 80% don’t make it past 5 years and  90% don’t make it after 10 years?

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You see, your real estate business is nothing more than a reflection of who you are.

  • If your thinking is sloppy, your business will be sloppy!
  • If you are disorganized, your business will be disorganized
  • If you come from a lack of abundance, your business will suffer from lack of abundance. (Give and you will receive.)
  • If you are greedy, your clients will be greedy, your associates  will be greedy, your family will be greedy ( those will be your own thoughts, not others)
  • If the information about what needs to be done is limited, if your research of properties & values is haphazard or limited, your business (income) will reflect that limitation.
  • If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right

So, if your real estate career and business is to change-as it must continuously to thrive and survive-you must change first. (To change your life, change your thoughts).

If you are unwilling to change, your life and real estate career will never allow you to have the lifestyle, peace of mind or to give you what you and your family want.

The first change that has to take place has to do with your idea of what a real estate career is really like & what it will take to make it rewarding, ( and not doing the same thing over and over & all that old 2010 stuff your brokerage told you to do!).

To have a great career in real estate, once you understand the relationship every Realtor must have with their business to really work for them, your life & business will dramatically change.

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You will see the great opportunities available if you start doing things the right way, with the right understanding & tools.

The role of a Realtor is rapidly changing & you’ll see how you can position yourself to be on top of that change.

Here’s the thing, when you started your real estate career and like all of us, to get your license you took a course on property law, how to write up an offer, how to write up a listing agreement, how to value a property and perhaps another 65% of things you most likely will never use again!

Then, you joined a real estate company that promised to offer you all the training you will ever need to make it (if that were true, why do over 86.7% don’t make it past year 2?) or, you may have learned a few ideas & methods about marketing and “getting your name out there.” Really, whose name?

Your real estate practice is not a job, it is a business.

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.


If you continue on your present path, if you continue to practice as you are now, hunting­ down business as you are now, attempting to convince  buyers and sellers “of your difference” as you are now, ‘being just a real estate agent’ and destined only to continue- do you have a rational reason to stay in a rut?

A rut is nothing more than a coffin with both ends open!

Can you honestly say your income’s future is certain and secure? Can you see yourself achieving all your goals? – not just money-wise, but life and time-wise too?

Why not get back  the control over your income, and be treated with respect?

Fear of the unknown is strong and holds many people from living their ideal life. You already know how your present business is performing.

Awareness is very powerful. Are you aware that our motto is “Not all Realtors are the same”? Are you aware that my telephone # is 519-435-1600, that my name is Ty Lacroix, I am the Broker of Record & owner & that if the above has you ‘thinking’, call me.

Discretion of course is honoured and the worse that can happen is we say no to each other, so be it, a professional Realtor will hear many no’s in their career, I look at no’s as a lesson, what did I learn and how can I improve?

3 Bedroom House For Sale North East London Ontario

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Move in Condition is what you will see when you view this 2 1/2 bath room, 3 bedroom house for sale in North East London Ontario, called Trafalgar Heights.

•  For sale at only $332,900 . This is a great neighbourhood and 3 good schools nearby.
MLS® 163379


A wonderful 2 storey house in a friendly neighbourhood that is move in condition, this 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house has a finished basement , cold storage, a garage and a large fenced back yard .

Top quality laminate flooring with stainless appliances & maple cabinets in the kitchen. The living room has one stone wall with built in bookcase & a sliding patio door to the large fenced back yard with a beautiful stone patio & a garden shed.

Master bedroom has a walk in closet & the other 2 bedrooms are a good size. The finished basement has a 3 piece bathroom and a 21 foot recreation room, a cold room and good size laundry room. The garage has storage shelves and the house is much bigger than it looks.

This 172 foot deep property has been well cared for in this kid friendly neighbourhood, close to 3 schools, walk to the parks & nature trails & shopping is near by. You will be surprised how clean and bright this house is and the price is nice as well!

Water heater is owned.

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Buying a House in London Ontario

The fear of buying a house in London Ontario is more about the unknown than anything else.

One  of the first questions I ask London Ontario home buyers is; “What are your biggest concerns or fears?” After 15 years of asking, these answers are the most common!

  • Getting the best price

  • The quality of the home

  • Will I be able to find and get all the things I am looking for?

  • Trust in the people I have helping me

  • The Neighbourhood

All valid and understandable, so what can you, that buyer do?

​  Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to scare anyone, but if you are going to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a property, why not be thorough?

Great realtors will have information to help guide you and the really great ones will do what we call a ‘buyer education’ and walk you through the steps from start to finish.

We particularly like the buyer education system because our buyers are more at ease, know what to expect and are ready for any hiccups that may occur. Rest assured, there will be bumps in the road.

Some may jump in the water with both feet and that is a quick way to get wet , but jumping into a real estate transaction with both feet can really hurt, for a long time!

don't jump into a real estate transaction

We’d be all too pleased to walk you through our buyer education system, there is no signing your life away, no pressure and please, leave your wallet and pen at home, we  want you to be so knowledgeable about the buying steps that you may know more about how to buy a home the right way than the average realtor!

Why not eliminate those fears now? We don’t bite. We don’t brag. We just work harder than most and just love it when our clients thank and praise us!

Beautiful Townhouse For Sale Westmount London Ontario

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One Of The Best Kept Secrets In London-Look at this Westmount London Ontario Townhouse

•  1680 square feet, 2+ 2 bathrooms , 3 bedroom  spacious ,bright and unique

– FOR SALE  $389,900 

This end unit townhouse in south west London is nestled & tucked away in a mature 38 unit complex that is one of the best kept secrets, most people do not even know it exists. From the tree lined entrance, hence (Avian Terrace), these units are extremely well maintained with an irrigation system, landscaping, snow removal, window washing all done for you.

This bright spacious 3 bedroom unit has hardwood on the main level, a large kitchen, den, separate dining room and a living room. The patio off the dining area offers privacy galore. There are two gas fireplaces, central vac and a 20′ foyer entrance.

The 3 bedrooms upstairs are a good size, a 4 piece bathroom and the large master has a walk in closet, a master ensuite with a soaker tub and a separate shower.

In the finished basement there is a large family room with a 2 piece bathroom (roughed in for a 4 piece) Loads of storage, and a cold room.

All window covers are included and the garage has lots of storage.

This complex is well looked after, the $319 condo fee includes landscaping, insurance, roof, snow removal, exterior window and door cleaning. Shopping, is near by, churches, schools and parks as well, a bus stop is at the entrance as well.

Do not put seeing this unit off, these sell quickly and at this price, very quickly.

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For A Real Estate Investor-A Landlord-Tenant Privacy Quiz

For Rent London Ontario Houses

   A landlord-tenant privacy quiz

For a real estate investor, residential landlords and real estate brokerages, you will be impacted by the latest changes to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) beginning Nov. 1. PIPEDA is Canada’s federal private sector privacy law that sets out the ground rules for how businesses, including landlords, must handle personal information in the course of their commercial activity.

Under PIPEDA, landlords must:

  • Obtain a tenant’s consent to collect, use or disclose a person’s personal information.
  • Identify the reasons for collecting the personal information before collection and only ask for the limited information needed for what a reasonable person would consider appropriate to the circumstances.
  • Provide an individual with access to the personal information the holder has about the individual and allow them to challenge its accuracy.
  • Only use a tenant’s personal information for the purposes for which it was collected.

The time limit for PIPEDA court applications changed from 45 days to one year.

As of Nov. 1, PIPEDA will include a mandatory requirement for organizations to give written notice to affected individuals and to the commissioner about privacy breaches and to maintain records for 24 months about each breach.

All businesses (and landlords of every size) must ensure that personal information is protected by appropriate safeguards including physical measures (locked filing cabinets, restricting access to offices, alarm systems), technological tools (passwords, encryption, firewalls) and organizational controls (security clearances, limiting access to a “need-to-know” basis, staff training, agreements).

You say you knew all this already? What about the case where a landlord and tenant had a verbal tenancy agreement (permitted under the RTA) to allow the tenant to grow up to four cannabis plants but the landlord discovered 60 plants? Here’s the answer.

 Here’s a 20 Question Landlord-Tenant Privacy test:

Ask Questions For A Realtor

  1. Do you need a tenant’s SIN number for most things?
  2. Do you need permission to capture a tenant’s face on a surveillance camera?
  3. Do you need written permission to do a credit check?
  4. What minimum information is needed to do a credit check?
  5. Is it against the law to demand a tenant’s SIN number?
  6. Can you deny a tenancy applicant because they didn’t give you their SIN number?
  7. Can you use the SIN as a general tenant identifier, for example in your accounting system?
  8. Can a landlord ask for a driver’s licence, tax information, pay stubs?
  9. Can you look into a tenant’s background by looking at social media postings or calling another landlord?
  10. Can you put a tenant’s name on a “bad tenant” list?
  11. Can you verbally disclose bad tenant behaviour to other landlords, for example a phone reference?
  12. Can you take pictures of a tenant’s apartment and contents if you suspect a tenancy agreement breach?
  13. Can you set up surveillance cameras in your building that capture tenant faces?
  14. Can a tenant ask what information you hold about them?
  15. Can other tenants collect information on a tenant?
  16. How long can you retain a tenant’s information?
  17. Is there a prescribed process for personal information destruction?
  18. Can you disclose personal information to pursue a debt?
  19. Can police agencies demand tenant information from you?
  20. Can police agencies demand the landlord allow them entry to a tenant’s unit?

Short (and incomplete) answers go here

How will you score? As a Landlord and Investor, you may want to know these, or at least your Realtor and Lawyer should? Ask them, you may be surprised.

Westmount London Ontario 4 Bedroom House For Sale

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 Westmount London Ontario 4 Bedroom House For Sale at 91 Applewood Crescent , First Time Offered Since 1992

•  2046 square feet above ground, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms with master ensuite for sale for only  &449,900 . All The Right Ingredients to make this your family home.
MLS® 157745

This 2046 square foot 4 bedroom house in trendy Westmount is on a quiet crescent in a great family neighbourhood with great schools, churches, shopping nearby and services. The 150′ deep lot with a professionally raised stone garden terrace, an interlock brick patio, tool shed and fully fenced.

A separate dining and living room, an eat in kitchen, laundry on the main floor , a 2 piece bathroom and a real cozy family room with a gas fireplace and patio doors to the back yard.

Upstairs are 4 good sized bedrooms, the master bedroom has an ensuite and there is another 4 piece bathroom.

There is an inside entry to the double car garage with a double drive that is in interlocking brick.

The landscaping, trees and shrubs are mature and well cared for.

We have priced this house keeping you in mind so that there is room left for you to add a few dollars to your budget for some decorating and touch ups.

Very easy to view and here is your chance to move to this great sought after neighbourhood of Westmount.

The furnace and A/C are 3 months old, a huge rec room and a large storage area downstairs.

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Clarkson Lorne Park Mississauga House For Sale

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What an opportunity,  Clarkson Lorne Park Mississauga House For Sale For Only $775,000!

•  2 bathrooms , 3 + 1 bedroom raised ranch – Bring your hammer and lots of ideas!

We have all heard location, location, location when a house is for sale, well, here is one in Clarkson, minutes from the Go Train & the QEW. This neigbourhood is sought after with its tree lined streets, easy access to shopping, services, schools, churches and parks.

This 3 plus 1 bedroom raised ranch will require some TLC, hence the wonderful price! There are 1 1/2 bathrooms, a back deck, fenced back yard, a balcony of the master bedroom, a huge rec room with a wood fireplace.

With a double car garage, flag stone walk way, mature foliage and you adding your updating skills, you will have a wonderful place to call home.

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Westmount London Ontario House For Sale

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This Westmount London Ontario House For Sale at $409,900 , is 1545 square feet, two new bathrooms, 3 + 1 bedrooms & is nice and bright!

MLS® 155427

This 4 level side split house in the sought after neighbourhhood of Westmount in London Ontario has been completely refurbished over the past 3 months. New roof and most windows have been replaced. A beautiful stamped concrete double car driveway for 4 cars and a completely fenced back yard with a massive deck and a covered portico.

From the neighbourhood friendly front porch you enter the bright open concept kitchen, living room, dining room , kitchen and breakfast area.

New quality laminate fllooring, lighting and a 7 foot centre work station, 4 new Maytag stainless appliances, new kitchen cabinets, counters, lighting and plumbing and a beautiful ceiling that is worth a long look, and of course freshly painted.

There is a 4 piece and a 3 piece brand new bathroom, along with new fixtures and plumbing, New lighting in the bedrooms, new floors, doors and freshly painted.

Downstairs is a large rec room with a wood burning fireplace, the 4th bedroom and a large furnace room with a work bench and new electrical panel. The majority has been entirely rewired.

This 1545 square foot house is the lowest price around, why not move into a neighborhood where you know values are going to increase, take advantage now.

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Byron London Ontario House For Sale

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Byron London Ontario House For Sale in South West London For $499,900

•  2191 square feet , 2 1/2 bathrooms , 3 bedrooms, 2 storey “2191 square feet”
MLS® 150874

Wow, look at this 2191 square foot house in family friendly Byron in south west London, one of the most sought after neighbourhoods.

This 3 bedroom house is in one of the best locations in Byron because it is a short walk to Byron Somerset Public School or St.George Catholic School. There are 2 1/2 bathrooms, a master ensuite, separate dining room & living room, a family room with a fireplace and a spacious eat in kitchen.

Finished basement with oodles of storage , a 27’5″ x 12′ rec room and a double car garage to boot.

Fenced back yard with patio and sprinkler system. Note: All the windows except patio door and basement have been replaced over the last 4 years.

This house is much larger than it looks, it has a great price and with your finishing touches, a great place to call home!

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Bungalow For Sale In London Ontario

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Bungalow For Sale In London Ontario, Just Like New & Much, Much Larger Than It Looks

•  3 bath , 3 bdrm bungalow – FOR SALE  CAD359,900 . Unsurpassed Value
MLS® 155878

Wow oh Wow! This one floor 3 bedroom bungalow is in immaculate shape and is almost new again! Furnace, A/C 2018, windows, doors, garage door, stainless steel fridge, stove, dishwasher, built in microwave, jetted tub, electrical outlets, basement rec room, wall coverings and flooring! Roof 2014! Whew!

On the main floor, are 3 bedrooms, the master has an ensuite bathroom with a jetted tub, a walk in closet, even a barn door! There is another bathroom on the main floor, a large family room with a gas fireplace, an open kitchen with a breakfast bar, a patio door to the fenced back yard.

The lower has a huge, finished rec room, a 4 piece bathroom, a den/study, large laundry room , even a work shop!

To top that all off, you have location, location, location, access to bus routes, shopping, churches, schools and easy access to Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Much, much larger than it looks, make your appointment today!

Homes like this very seldom come on the market, do not dick around, make an appointment to see this fine home at a very attractive price now, you know, sleep and weep, snooze you lose, pay the price once and only cry once, the price is right, winners don’t make excuses and my favorite: ” You gotta see it to believe it”

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