With Jane you are hiring an expert and you are adding to your personal team of advisors that you will accumulate and carry forward in a lifetime.
She understands the foundational items that establish the market value of your home and she has a keen eye to the aesthetic considerations that make your offers soar.
For the Buyer she has a nose for detail. She’s meticulous with inspections. She knows when bidding exceeds value. Experience informs her about the nuance of negotiations.
She has a background in negotiation and her first career involved selling ideas to CEOs – yes, ideas. Selling an idea is the first step of all sales. What is the essence of the property that makes it desirable? To understand this a person needs to understand the buyer. What motivates the buyer? Where does the buyer find value?
Understanding the flow of real estate requires an ability to see patterns in flux. Previous work took Jane into the world of complexity science which involves studying method, variables and flux. Flux appears like chaos, but it is in fact the inventor of patterns. The ability to see them forming is enormously helpful in all areas of life and particularly informs the flow of real estate.
Purchasing a home is a major financial decision. You need an experienced real estate advisor – one that you trust and for whom your needs are paramount.
What do you want? When do you want to move in? Where do you want to live?
We’ll meet, call zoom and talk about your plans. Whether you’ve done this many times or it’s your first time, the questions are the same.
What do you want? A condo or a house. Old and quaint? Modern and slick?
Where? Are schools a consideration? Every neighbourhood has a feeling. What do you want from yours? Do you want many nearby walkable shops and cafes, access to the subway, the beach, ravines?
Throughout this process we will review listings and discuss what is appealing. We’ll visit them. We’ll get to know each other and we’ll become a team that’s all working toward one goal…
The decision to sell can be a daunting one and people often delay past their best timing because of this.
So that’s your first step?
Suppose it can all be done simply, without a struggle and to your best financial advantage. Is now the time?
We first establish a now number of value. What would my house sell for today? Then, if time has passed since our first meeting we go through this process again and establish your list price. It will be a strategic price compared to homes of similar quality and it will be designed to attract your best buyers.
The best Staging practices allow for a spectrum.
Sometimes a Seller wants all their personal items removed. They want their art and furniture put in storage and they offer the house as an impersonal slate in order to protect their things and privacy.
For others, simply a deep clean, touch up painting, removing photographs and paring down personal items and extra furniture will suffice.
We offer recommendations, and an option and range of professionals to help you. You choose your comfort level.
Your home will be professionally photographed. Highlights of your interior and exterior will be brought forward for the Buyers’ delight. Whether we choose 3D walkthrough photography, video, stills or all of the above it will be done at the highest level of quality.
Social Media is key and we will maximize these avenues. For some houses traditional media is still most effective. Is your house in need of international marketing? Christie’s International Luxury Real Estate is the gateway to your worldwide audience.
Buyers move to Toronto from all part s of the world.
They may not know any of the local real estate companies but they do know the name Christie’s.
Christie’s is recognized around the globe. It stands for trust, expertise and excellence.
Selecting a Realtor who is affiliated with Christie’s International Real Estate aligns your home with the world’s global real estate network of 138 affiliates in 48 countries.
My wife and I were privileged to have enlisted Jane's services on our hunt for our current home. She respected our time and provided us with insightful data that positioned us well for a successful deal. Jane is a consummate professional who is thoughtful throughout the entire buying process. If you value your time and money, Jane is a great addition to the team.
We recently completed the Purchase of a new home followed by the Sale of our existing one and for both of those transactions, we worked with Jane. Our journey was long, given the Toronto Real Estate market as well as, with our intention to downsize, we looked to Buy first. Jane was an outstanding partner showing patience and perseverance. She was a tremendous help in understanding the market and as prices continued to rise in Toronto, helping us adjust expectations and options. After close to 3 years of searching, we found our perfect, long-term home. When it came to selling our house, Jane was amazing. Her advice on price, staging and preparing us and the house for sale worked very much to our advantage. We sold in 6 days for well over asking. We could not have asked for a better result and attribute a lot of that to Jane, her knowledge, experience and the work she put in. We would recommend Jane , 110% for anyone looking to Buy or Sell their home.
When it comes to real estate I genuinely think that Jane possesses a set of superpowers. I consider myself incredibly privileged to have had her expertise on my team. I encourage anyone to buy or sell property just so that they can experience the pleasure of working with Jane.
Above all else, Jane cares. When we set out to look for a home in Toronto, we weren’t looking for a fast deal and didn’t want to settle for something that was just good. We were looking for the perfect fit for our family. Jane understood that from the start and took the time and care to find us the right place. Her market expertise gave us the confidence to keep looking until we found the right deal, in our dream neighbourhood and importantly, at the right price. We couldn’t have done it without Jane’s support. If you want an agent who has your best interests at heart and the market knowledge to back it up - Jane is for you.
I am very grateful to have had Jane as a partner for the sale of my first property. Her industry expertise is palpable and she stays involved as a close collaborator through every step of the process. She is excellent at managing everything from expectations, properties and people. Highly recommend.
Jane is smart, honest and diligent. She knows the market incredibly well. We have friends who struggled with the limited listings and competition of multiple offers. Jane made a plan. When our future house came on the market we were ready. On offer night there were 10 other buyers. The negotiations went on for hours. In the end, to our relief and delight our offer was accepted. We have no doubt that our success is attributable to Jane's strategy, advocacy and candour. Thank you Jane for finding our home.
When I first met Jane I indicated that I wanted a stress free, smooth process with as few disruptions as possible. Her quiet, pleasant manner achieved this aim. At the same time it was necessary to deal with some renovations to my condo. It was not possible for me to be present, however, Jane handled all such matters on my behalf very professionally, resulting in a fast sale and an early completion
She took the time to fully understand our needs as first time home buyers and provided us with valuable insight about the market. Jane worked quickly which allowed us to view many properties in a short period of time. Thanks to Jane’s advice and experience, we were able to purchase our first home in an extremely competitive market.
One would expect the home buying process to be confusing and stressful, especially in Toronto's competitive market - but Jane's guidance made it an absolute joy. It was remarkably reassuring to know that I could genuinely trust her advice, and have my concerns heard and addressed. Her patience and expertise ultimately led me to secure my dream home!!
Jane helped me buy my first home, and I couldn’t be happier with her for it. She took the time to understand my needs and goals, and my limits, to find me the property I wanted. She’s been there for me with answers and support at every stage of the process, and her experience and knowledge of the market made the whole process straightforward and approachable
Jane is truly one of a kind! Being a first-time homebuyer is a daunting process, but there is no one else I would want on my team other than Jane! She is compassionate, knowledgeable, communicative, I could go on forever! Jane is the gold standard to which all realtors should hold themselves to.
Jane sourced and negotiated partnerships for properties serving the public: from health to sports to the arts. She built alliances for opera productions and international photographic exhibitions, for educational television and public performances. She created and sold concepts to CEOs for the marketing and branding of their companies.
She was Writer-in-Residence with an innovation think-tank based at Massey College and was commissioned to write a book for them on the topic of innovation. What is innovation? How do we know it when we see it? She established a consultancy, spawned by work with the think-tank and began studying and sharing expertise about complexity and social systems.
Down the Rabbit Hole: The Curious Case of Innovation is a refinement of Jane de Pencier’s first innovation study, Innovation Soup.
The author looks at the quest for innovation in the panoramic world of healthcare and finds an informative commonality in all innovative ventures. Entertaining, witty and a conversation starter, Down the Rabbit Hole takes readers on a journey they don’t expect in the world of innovation thinking.View Book