Authors Posts by Chris Seepe

Chris Seepe

Chris Seepe is a published writer and author, ‘landlording’ course instructor, president of the Landlords Association of Durham, and a commercial real estate broker of record at Aztech Realty in Toronto, specializing in income-generating and multi-residential investment properties. Call (416) 525-1558, send him an email, or visit his website.


What one word uniquely identifies an unethical, self-serving and/or negligent real estate professional? We’ve all met Realtors who we feel should not have been licensed...

Sandy Point Estate


Marketing a luxury property is as different as marketing an oil refinery, farm or airport, and the owner and listing agent should be prepared for a potentially long sales cycle, possibly years.

Low cap rate


Real estate investors must be very careful about purchasing an investment property with a low cap rate, at which many retail plazas and multifamily properties are currently trading, with a down payment of 25 per cent or less.

first-time homebuyers


Organized real estate should be looking inwardly to find solutions for to substantially improve the quality of service and expertise of Realtors before spending resources encouraging consumers to use Realtor services that aren’t up to the public’s expected standards.

Disclosure and latent defects


In a case important to how to handle the issue of disclosure and latent defects, an Ontario Small Claims Court judge awarded a judgment in favour of a buyer who alleged that the seller had not disclosed a defect that had repeatedly occurred over many years prior to the seller selling the property.


What was a jaw-dropping shock to learn was that the act doesn’t even provide the landlord with the fundamental right of entitlement to collect rent.


Sales reps generally agree that financing is the No. 1 reason real estate transactions fail.


Unlike the “Do Not Call” legislation intended to stem the flood of faxes in the late 1990s, the Canadian Anti-Spamming Legislation (CASL) that comes into law on July 1, 2014 has teeth


By Chris Seepe I’ve been surprised by the disproportionate number of sales reps I’ve spoken with recently who don’t have as much opportunity in their...


EPP requires less time, eliminates material costs and is more secure and private than cheques. So, why are so many landlords still using cheques instead of embracing EPP’s benefits?