In this intensive online course, leading Toronto area real estate analyst and broker John Pasalis coaches you on how to successfully apply the knowledge and strategies of top insiders to your own house or condo purchase.
What You’ll Learn
When you are a home buyer in the Toronto market, with its sky-high prices, endless competition and fears of 'buying at the peak' before prices fall, you need to arm yourself with the right knowledge to make the right home buying decisions.
How to avoid being house - or condo - poor
How to understand market conditions - including when prices are more likely to fall
How to decide whether a pre-construction vs resale house/condo is right for you - given all risks and benefits
How to decide where to invest - which areas are likely to be a better vs riskier bet?
How to choose an agent that helps - not hinders - you
How to spot hidden home problems
How negotiation strategies (and not just price) enable you to be competitive in a hot market
About Your Instructor
John Pasalis is President of Realosophy Realty, a Toronto real estate brokerage which uses data analysis to advise residential real estate buyers, sellers and investors.
A specialist in real estate data analysis, John’s research focuses on unlocking micro trends in the Greater Toronto Area real estate market. His research has been shared with the IMF and cited by the Bank of Canada and CMHC.
A frequent commentator on the Toronto housing market and real estate consumer and industry issues, John has contributed to the Globe and Mail, CBC, BNN Bloomberg, TVO’s The Agenda, Toronto Star and other media, government and industry organizations. He most recently advised the Government of Dubai on international best practices for the real estate sector.
John holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Toronto and Henley Business School.
The Homebuyer's Bootcamp
Now Available On Demand
Why Learn With Us?
When you take The Homebuyer’s Bootcamp, you get the same training that John provides to his market-leading agents and clients at Realosophy Realty. Launched in 2007 to improve the quality of real estate advice provided to everyday home buyers, Realosophy's open, data-focussed, pro-consumer approach has seen John and his agents do approximately $1 billion in real estate sales with enthusiastic client reviews and frequent citations by media and other leading organizations. Now, you can benefit from this expert knowledge without being a Realosophy client - and have the no-obligation option to contact Realosophy for more support with your home buying needs after you complete The Homebuyer Bootcamp.
When does the course start? What is sign-up cut-off?
All of the lessons will be accessible online from the first day of the course, Feb 16th 2022. You can still sign up while the course is in progress as all lessons are available 'on demand', allowing you to join in and catch-up. You can watch according to our suggested weekly watching schedule (which coordinates with John's live coaching & Q/A sessions held weekly and recorded for post-event viewing.). Or you can watch all the lessons at once, when you want - it's up to you.
Is this course for first-time home buyers?
Yes - and all other home buyers, whether you are actively buying a house or condo now, or are planning to, whether for the first, second or fifth time, as a regular buyer or an investor. If you want to make your decisions based on what today's most-skilled, financially conscious, data-focused and strategic brokers and agents would do in a complex, competitive market, this course is for you.
Is this course specific to the Toronto area real estate market?
No. Many of the strategic concepts taught in this course can be applied to housing decisions in any city in the world. But if you live in the Greater Toronto Area, you will get the additional benefit of John being able to respond to more specific real estate market-related questions in the live Q&A sessions. (Please note that John will not able to respond to specific market-related questions for markets outside the Toronto area.)
If I want to watch all the lessons at once is that allowed?
Yes. All lesson videos are available 'on demand' from Day 1 so you can watch all at once if you wish.
When is the live Q&A and coaching session held each week?
Live Q/A & Coaching sessions with John will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30PM ET, starting one week after course start date. All live sessions will be recorded for those who can't attend - and you can email your questions in advance.
What if I get busy and have to skip a week?
Not a problem. All lesson videos are available 'on demand' from Day 1 so you can watch anytime and catch-up as you need to. The weekly Q/A & coaching sessions will also be recorded for post-event viewing.
Do I have to have John or anyone else at your brokerage, Realosophy Realty, work with me as my real estate agent before, during or after this course?
No. This course is designed to give participants an opportunity to be coached by some of Toronto’s leading real estate professionals - even if you are not actively working with John or other agents/brokers at Realosophy Realty. In fact, this course will teach you what should know before working with any real estate agent. Note also that we will not contact you with any sales calls as a result of registering for this course. We may email you useful content such as Toronto real estate market reports and information about upcoming courses and services - you can simply click to unsubscribe at anytime.
Can I work with John or another Realosophy agent or broker to buy a home after taking the course?
Of course! All participants can contact John directly to discuss the additional support they may need for their home buying needs.
Why is there a course fee?
Our course fee of $150 ensures that all course participants are committed to learning how to make better home buying decisions, which makes for far more engaged and mutually beneficial live Q/A & coaching sessions.
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