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In the fast-paced world of Toronto real estate, feedback isn’t just nice to have – it’s essential. We’ll dive into why feedback is a game-changer and how to make the most of it, especially in today’s conditions. Let’s not forget that real estate is fundamentally a people-driven industry.

Feedback isn’t just about numbers and statistics; it’s about human perspectives and emotions. It unveils the sentiments and reactions of potential buyers and their representatives. This emotional intelligence can be a game-changer, enabling sellers and agents to tailor their approaches to resonate with the desires and concerns of buyers. 

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Feedback is your direct line to understanding what potential buyers are really thinking. It’s like having a front-row seat to their thoughts, preferences, and concerns. We believe that feedback is a vital tool in assessing the progress of your listing and understanding the perspectives of potential buyers. While many agents resort to simple text messages or generic inquiries such as, “What did your client think of the property?”—which often yield limited information—we take a more comprehensive approach to gather meaningful insights. 

Our strategy involves asking specific questions, diving deeper into the buyer’s thoughts. For instance, we may inquire about their perception of the pricing or inquire if the property aligns with their client’s needs. In some cases, we even follow up with more tailored questions, especially when initial responses are somewhat vague. For example, if we receive a response like, “Yes, they like it,” we might further explore whether the buyers are considering making an offer.

By asking targeted questions like, “What did you think of the price?” or “Is this place a match for your client?” you can uncover priceless nuggets of wisdom. Our goal is to provide you with the kind of feedback that really matters, giving you a clearer picture of how your property is perceived in the market. It’s all about helping you make those savvy decisions as we navigate the listing journey together. 

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Feedback during the marketing phase

In Toronto real estate, crafting a successful strategy is an art, and at the forefront of many successful sales in our dynamic real estate market is a marketing period. This strategy involves setting a strategically low initial price and executing a structured 6 or 7-day marketing period, aiming to flood the house with showings and potential buyers, ultimately, drumming up multiple offers.  It’s a bit of a dance, but it’s where the magic happens.  

Now, during this phase, we’re not just twiddling our thumbs. We’re actively seeking feedback from our fellow real estate pros. Why, you might wonder? Well, these agents are the trusted advisors to their buyer clients, and what they think can heavily influence what they suggest their clients should pay for a property. It’s a critical element of the equation.  

The marketing period can admittedly be a time of heightened stress and can be a rollercoaster of emotions for sellers. But here’s where feedback comes to the rescue. It’s like having a crystal ball that gives you glimpses into what might go down on offer night, helping sellers brace themselves for the excitement and for what’s to come. But here’s the kicker—feedback isn’t just about emotional support. It’s also a reality check. Sometimes, we may have been a tad too optimistic about a property’s value, and if we’re not seeing any offers or they’re not up to snuff, that feedback becomes gold. It’s our way of saying, “Hey, maybe the value isn’t where we thought it was.”

In some cases, sellers might need to consider working with an offer that’s a bit less dazzling than expected. On the flip side, we’ve had sellers who’ve cracked open the champagne when they received offers that were way beyond their wildest dreams. 

Why buyer feedback matters

Understanding the minds of prospective buyers is nothing short of a superpower. One of the closest windows we have into their thought process is by actively seeking feedback. For sellers, it’s not just a courtesy; it’s a strategic necessity.

As a seller, it’s crucial to keep an open mind and acknowledge that your viewpoint might differ from that of potential buyers. Buyers have limited time to explore a property, (aprox 30min-60min max) and if certain features or advantages aren’t immediately apparent to them, they may inadvertently overlook or undervalue them. This underscores the importance of two key aspects: decluttering and staging. Your home should be presented as a showpiece, showcasing its finest attributes right from the start. 

The process isn’t about personal preference; it’s about maximizing the appeal of your property to a broader audience. It’s about making sure that every nook and cranny speaks to potential buyers, emphasizing what makes your home unique and special. 

Feedback serves as a valuable compass, guiding you through the intricate journey of selling your home. It’s important not to take feedback personally. Ultimately, you only need one buyer who truly loves your home to achieve a successful sale! 

Deciphering common comments  

In the world of real estate, feedback often comes at us in bite-sized portions. We’re talking quick emails or short texts that tend to follow the same old script.

It may not seem like much, but even in these concise messages, there are treasure troves of insight waiting to be uncovered. It’s in these little comments that the real detective work begins. We take these nuggets of feedback and turn them into questions. We dive deeper, asking the right stuff to unearth the hidden story behind those few words.  

These concise messages spark conversations, and in those conversations, we often strike gold!

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Common remarks – what do they really mean?

1. “It needs too much work”: In other words, this property demands more renovations than initially anticipated. 

2. “Parking is a challenge”: This means parking arrangements might be a bit of a hassle, causing some inconvenience. 

3. “Not an Ideal location”: When folks say this, they could mean it’s not quite right in terms of school districts, proximity to public transport, or maybe it’s a bit too close to the hustle and bustle of busy intersections. 

4. “Not a great basement“: This often points to issues like low ceilings, musty smells or less-than-impressive finishes in the basement area. 

5. “My client doesn’t want to compete”: In simpler terms, they’re on the lookout for a good deal and aren’t willing to go above and beyond market prices. 

6. “It’s cute but tight”: Translation – it’s charming, but it doesn’t offer a ton of space; it’s more on the compact side. 

7. “Old mechanics“: This typically refers to aging components like the furnace, electrical wiring, plumbing, or windows, which may require some updating. 

8. “Lacking curb appeal”: When this phrase comes up, it usually means that the property’s exterior or landscaping doesn’t quite have that wow factor. 

9. “Small bedrooms”: Essentially, the bedrooms are on the cozy side, which could impact the property’s overall value, especially when compared to similar homes in the area. 

In the ever-evolving world of real estate world of real estate, the marketing period and the feedback we gather are our guiding stars. They help us make strategic moves and ensure a winning outcome for our clients. 

Looking to amaze buyers and sell for top dollar? Get in touch today by calling 416-909-1602 or emailing us directly at, we’d be happy to help!

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