NEW LISTING – 39 Rex Tooley Lane, Courtice $399,900

39 Rex Tooley Lane, Courtice
Prime Courtice Location!   This 3 Year Old, Quality Built Halminen 4 Bdrm, *Energy Star* Home Is Ready For You!
Clean And Well Kept. Open Concept. Main Floor Is Perfect For Entertaining. Master Bedroom Has W/I Closet And 4 Pc Ensuite Bath W Separate Soaker Tub. 2nd Floor Laundry And Main Floor Mud Room. Fenced Backyard, Paved Driveway, Central Vac, A/C. Close To All Amenities.

To book a showing call me and I would be happy to make those arrangements.  Cheers !


Who says marketing and exposure don’t work?   I just sold 11753 Sheppard Avenue E., Unit #1221 .   My client is thrilled.  Do you want to sell your home/condo?   Do you want an experienced full-time agent to represent your interests.  Give me a call… I would be happy to meet with you.


I don’t just LIST homes, I SELL them.  
My client wrote this:
Thank you Michelle for making my second sale with you an easy and calming experience.   When it came time to our family to sell my dads condo, I knew you were the lady for the job.  Your knowledge of what we should do was incredibly helpful in the decisions we made as a family. 

In the future when I am in the market and need an agent looking out for my best interest, I will be calling on you. I will also recommend you to anyone else who needs a great agent in what can be difficult and trying times. Again, thank you for all of your patience and time.

I feel so privileged to work with such wonderful people – they are not only my clients but they are my friends.  Thank you for your constant support, referrals and business. 

I work hard for clients!! Clients always come first! THANK YOU for your business and your referrals/testimonials

We can’t recommend Michelle enough! We were new to Durham region and found Michelle online. After speaking to her once on the phone, we just knew she would be a perfect realtor for us. She’s friendly, approachable and made us first time homebuyers feel comfortable, even with our million questions!

Always readily available, she was there to help us every step of the way. We looked at MANY houses from Whitby to Ajax to Pickering and Michelle was always patient and kind, reassuring us that our house would come along. Once we found our house, Michelle wrote up our contract and the very next day we met with the sellers and finalized the deal. 

We couldn’t be more happy with our house and with our experience with Michelle. She was a pleasure to work with and we can & will recommend her to friends & family!

I have the BEST clients !!! Another great testimonial… THANK YOU

Michelle is a rock star!

I found Michelle on the internet and I contacted her looking for a townhouse in Whitby. I was a little apprehensive as, like most people, I usually hate being “sold” (or pushed into) stuff. 

Michelle earned my trust very quickly. Looking for houses with Michelle is like shopping with a friend who has your best interests at heart. She was just as quick to point out the negative as she was to point out the positive – which I very much appreciated. She was patient and kind. Quick to respond to my many emails. There was zero pressure. It was clear that she didn’t just want to sell me a house – she wanted to help me find the right place for ME.

In the end, the place I fell in love with went to multiple offers (of course! everyone’s nightmare! 9 offers!). This is where Michelle’s experience and professionalism really shone through. She helped navigate me through the situation – while staying on budget and keeping my nerves in check – and helped me get the place I wanted.

Her knowledge and experience in the market is obvious.

I will not hesitate to recommend Michelle to my family and friends. She really is a rock star…

Bidding Wars are happening in Durham Region… HUGE !

It can be very frustrating if after months of looking for the perfect house, you find out there are six other offers that

Bidding Wars

are registered. Most people do not want to even entertain submitting their offer at this time. Sometimes couples decide to go head first and throw their bid in. There are many different strategies to going about winning a bidding war and every situation is different. When you are trying to win a bidding war you must do things that you normally wouldn’t do in purchasing a house. Some of them are risky and sometimes you could pay later even more because of your decisions.  The problem is some people put in an offer that isn’t even close to asking and full of conditions and it only is driving up the prices.   If you are going to get into a bidding war, here are some useful techniques that may help you win.

Strategies to winning a bidding war.
1. Remove clauses: Removing financing, home inspection clauses and other clauses are very risky but it is a sure way to entice the seller to accepting.  The cleaner the offer, the better.
2. One strategy is to offer more than asking and remove conditions before they are accepting offers. This is a very frugal way to win but if you are considering not bidding this could work and give the owners something to think about. 
3. Offer a large deposit. A large deposit indicates you have the funds to close the deal. 
4. Closing Date: Give them the closing date they desire. 
5. Know your highest amount and do not go higher. If you know you cannot spend more than a certain amount do not sway and get into trouble later trying to find thousands of dollars. (This is for your peace of mind)
In the end bidding wars are a lot like poker, you have to bring your best hand and you must watch out for bluffs. A good rule to use is to put yourself in their shoes.