Downtown Toronto Real Estate
Michael O'Brien
Sales Representative
Bosley Real Estate, Toronto
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Welcome to 65 Spruce Street!

 

Spruce webA bit Arts & Crafts, a bit English Country Cottage, this one-of-a-kind Cabbagetown home is a complete delight to view. It is fully detached; it’s bathed in sunshine from four sides and there’s a private driveway and garage! The Master bedroom features a luxurious spa bath and dressing room; the other bedroom has a walk-out to a spacious balcony. On the main floor there is a charming sunroom and the stunning lower level, which has 10 windows, could be a separate suite or extra family play-space. Renovated and maintained with care, it’s in superb shape. Steps to Riverdale Park and shopping and transit on Parliament Street.

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Welcome to 112 Seaton Street!


Seaton sold“The Prettiest House on Seaton Street”. This Beautiful Victorian is Presently Set up as a 3-Family Home. Glorious 2-Storey Owner’s Suite (Easy to Convert to a 2 Bedroom) with spacious rooms, 2 Baths & a west-facing roof deck. Huge Main Floor 1 Bedroom (Could Also be Configured as a 2 Bedroom) with stunning ceiling heights & walk-out to patio. Large Lower 1 Bedroom apartment. Property Renovated and maintained w Care by present owner. Great Cabbagetown location minutes to downtown, transit and Parliament Street!

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Welcome to 415 Ontario Street!

 

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Modern, Victorian-Style Home with 4 Levels of Finished Space. This Amazingly Spacious Home is Beautifully Renovated and Flawlessly Maintained and a Complete Pleasure to View. Loads of Light from Multiple Skylights and a Double-Height Living Room. Cheery Wood-Burning Fireplace. 3 Bedrooms; 2 with Ensuites; 4 Baths in Total. Eat-In Kitchen. 2nd Floor Family Room; 3rd Floor Den with Walk-Out and Sauna. Great Cabbagetown Location Just  Steps to Transit and the Shops and Restaurants on Parliament!

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Welcome to 179 Spadina Road!

 

Spadina soldStunning 1888 Annex Mansion with Coach House. Extra Wide 42’ Frontage. 3 Oversized Units; Huge Basement Apartment and Coach House. Extraordinary Room Sizes and Ceiling Heights. Intact Original Details: Vaulted Ceilings; Elaborate Plasterwork; Bay Windows; 3 Ornate Fireplaces and Leaded and Stained Glass Throughout. Second Servant Staircase; Wood Paneling; Original Wood Floors; Second Floor Deck. 5 Car Parking! Luxury Rentals? Institutional Use? Unmatched Potential!

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"WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY"

"WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY"

What My Clients Say

 

May 2014

Michael O’Brien sold our house on March 15, 2014, and we unreservedly and enthusiastically recommend him to anyone seeking a worry-free and successful real estate experience.


It had been 20 years since we entered the real estate game and we needed an experienced guide. Many things had changed including the ubiquitous use of the internet as a marketing tool. In a reportedly ‘hot’ seller’s market, Michael managed our expectations and offered wise advice. After years of selling in C-8, he knew the area well and specifically knew our street, having sold the majority of the few properties to have come on the market on our square block. He immediately grasped our home’s unique features which would necessarily limit potential purchasers and had a clear strategy for the sale which we understood and endorsed. He then executed it.

Like most, our ability to commit to our next residence was directly tied to what we would realize on our sale. The unexpected availability of a desirable apartment meant that we needed to move fast and sell empty.   Michael recommended outstanding service providers and orchestrated the home inspection, professional floor-plan creation, junk removal, touch-up painting, cleaning, staging, and video photography -- then managed them seamlessly. This left us mercifully free to concentrate on a rather complicated exit from our home. Moreover, he accomplished his tasks in a mere 5 days with all the necessary promotional material ready for three immediate Open Houses.  Scores of people visited our home and on the Offer Day, we found our purchaser.
That is the professional competence factor.

Perhaps even more important to us was the calm, empathetic and generous manner in which Michael supported us though this entire process. Expertise, experience and kindness – what more can one ask for when selling or buying?


Susanne Palmer & Wayne Drewry

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May 2014

Working with Michael O'Brien and Michael Grant was a pleasure. We recently worked with this amazing team on both ends of buying and selling properties. They were very professional and patient and were always focused on understanding and fulfilling the needs of our family. Michael and Michael were able to accommodate our busy schedules due to work and our recent baby, to help prepare and stage our house for selling! Between them they had a great combination of market knowledge and experience along with a tasteful and modern aesthetic which was exactly what we needed to make the house we were selling shine. And then the team helped us find the perfect new home for our family! This is the second time we have worked with Michael O'Brien, over 4 transactions, and we would highly recommend his team!

Tom & Elizabeth Koukodimos

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October 2013

I had the pleasure of selling my property in Pickering, 625 Marksbury Road, with Michael O’Brien and Michael Grant in July of 2013.  Their professional service was evident from beginning to end. And their attention to detail played a huge role in the quick sale of the house. The professional photographer that they used for the MLS photos did exquisite work and I’m convinced this played a pivotal role in the large volume of traffic that viewed the house.  Michael and Michael were available as I prepped the house and offered sound staging advice. My questions and queries were always responded to and the Bosley office was very courteous and helpful during the showing process. The strategy, the team, and the execution were top notch. The house sold within a week at the price I wanted. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending them to anyone.

Colin MacNeil

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November 20th, 2012

Michael, now that the sale of my Toronto condo has gone through I want to let you know how very much I appreciate all you did to make this a wonderful experience.

I don't think people grasp how much it takes to create the best sales strategy for Toronto real estate. You stopped me from making bad decisions, helped avoid unnecessary costs, and gave me personal support through a stressful time.

This is the third time we have worked together, and it won't be the last. Please don't hesitate to use me as a reference for any future client.

Elizabeth Walker

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September 1, 2012

Michael sold the house across the street from us very successfully and we chose him to sell 11 Linden Street for us. Michael’s professionalism made us all very comfortable. The whole house selling process was seamless, thanks to him.

Anna and Nina Thompson

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June 1, 2012

In the summer of 2011 we decided we should have our house at 18 Linden Street appraised with a view to putting it on the market. We had lived there for twenty two years and were totally out of touch with the real estate market. We chose Michael to help us and it was the best decision we could have made. Having toured the house he sat us down and explainedexactly how we should proceed, his part and ours in this venture. He made suggestions asto what needed to be done to prepare the house for the market. We took his advice and the house was ready in the spring of 2013. It sold within seven days and there were multiple offers.

We are presently renting while we decide where and what we want to buy but when we are ready it will be Michael we shall turn to for help.

Sue and Bill Kaul

SELLING YOUR HOME - WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME?HOW REAL ESTATE MARKET CONDITIONS AFFECT YOUR OFFER PRICEHOW DO REAL ESTATE PROS PRICE A LISTING?
When should I sell my home? Your answer to this question might be right now! If you have taken a job in another city or made an offer on a new home, or had an addition to your family, selling your home fast might be the most important goal you have. Most people, however, have some flexibility when they sell their home. Let us take a closer look at the most important factors that can go into this decision.A hot market is a "seller’s market". During a seller’s market, properties can sell within a few days of being listed and there are often multiple offers. Sometimes homes even sell above the asking price. Though most buyers want to get a "deal" on a home, reducing your offer by even a few thousand dollars could mean that someone else will get the home you desire.A very accurate saying is that "Any home will sell once you get the price right." Of course, this is usually said from the perspective of dropping a price until it's too attractive to pass up. Actually, the accurate pricing of your home prior to listing is as much an art as it is a science.
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