For high-energy real estate aficionado Kori Marin, a well-lived life is achieved by maintaining an “all-in” attitude that realizes every last ounce of one’s full potential. This mindset has driven successful results in every aspect of her life—from her corporate sales and account management experience, to her international travels, to her years of fitness training and leadership—and is the hallmark of the exceptional work that she does on behalf of her clients in the residential real estate sector in downtown Toronto.
Kori first exhibited this “all-in” approach when, at the age of eleven, she left home to train as a classical dancer. Later, while studying at Dalhousie University, she determined that the best application of her discipline and personal drive lay in business, where she could continue to test her abilities in new and exciting ways. This led to a seven-year stint in corporate sales, where she managed a $70+ million portfolio of accounts, including a who’s who of North American retail giants like Walgreens, Target, CVS, and Shoppers Drug Mart. Kori was praised for her analytical mindset and incomparable organizational skills—traits that had also served her well as she’s built her own real estate investment portfolio, and would allow her to transition effortlessly into real estate sales verticals.
Determined as ever, from the moment Kori focused attention on real estate sales, people took notice: In her first year, she won Rookie of the Year and President’s Sales awards from Royal LePage Real Estate Services, J&D Division—one of the largest and most established brokerages in Toronto.
Now, Kori continues to bring her own brand of charismatic energy, creative integrity, and expertise to her work: as a partner in the unstoppable force that is Fox Marin Associates, an enterprise that focuses on residential resale, development, and long-term real estate investments; as a top performer at Sage Real Estate; and as an integral member of the management team that’s leading sales for some of Toronto’s most unique and interesting development projects.
When she’s not staging and marketing properties for sale, consulting with clients, or studying Interior Design at Ryerson, Kori stays active and gives back to the communities that she loves: As a part-time fitness instructor since her university days, Kori leads high-energy classes for several of Toronto’s most elite athletic facilities. She also travels widely, and has logged many kilometres of exploration around the world. Her favourite journeys to date? Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, going on safari in Kruger National Park in South Africa, and visiting the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Kori is amazing!! Everyone needs to have her as their real estate agent because she is the best in Toronto! Her knowledge, advice, experience, professionalism, flexibility, and efficiency made our first ever, long distance purchase of a condo in downtown Toronto a breeze. After driving 5 hours one Saturday morning, fate opened the door for us; behind that Open House door was Kori Marin. Kori instinctively knew what we wanted and her honesty, sound advice and expertise was what we were looking for in a real estate agent. By the end of our meeting we had left her with our wish list, e-mail address, cell phone number and a tentative appointment for the following Saturday. She effortlessly guided us through the process – answering our never ending list of questions immediately! The following Saturday we returned to Toronto to view some condo’s and by early evening had made an offer on one that suited both us, as well as the seller. After the deal closed Kori was still there to help with the details that we were not able to handle from so far away. We are privileged to have worked with Kori and are proud to say we now have a real estate agent and a new friend in Toronto.
– Karen Poirier, Assistant Technology Support Staff at Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
Kori is without a doubt the best real estate agent in Toronto! I had only two weeks time to find the perfect condo, and did she ever pull through. From the second I met her she was professional, congenial, and focused on one outcome: getting me exactly what I wanted at the best possible price. The morning we went condo hunting she picked me up at my front door with a Starbucks in hand and a detailed itinerary of the day’s stops. I’ve never condo-hunted so stressfree! Kori showed me 10 places, and although one stood out of the pack as my favourite, each place was great and fitted my needs – which shows she did her homework. Within one day of negotiations the place was mine – and what’s more, she even arrange an early move-in date to make life easier for me. I would recommend Kori to ANYONE in need of an agent in the city. She is absolutely fantastic, a complete gem to work with, and someone I now consider a great friend.
-Jeff Lindquist, Consultant at Navigator Ltd.
Kori is an outstanding agent. We chose to work with Kori while buying our first home in April/May 2013. The process of buying your first home can be extremely daunting and stressful. Kori made our experience not just enjoyable, but also very well informed. What we loved most about Kori (aside from her amazing positive attitude) is how she always looked for ways to go above and beyond her job description. Whether she was researching school districts, scoping out the neighbourhood or building in depth comparables of nearby properties we knew we could count on Kori! One of Kori’s biggest differentiating features in my mind is that she gets to know you as a couple/buyer and creates a strategy to help you locate and secure your dream home. Kori worked with us to understand value, check comparables for pricing, and how to put in an offer that would lead to a close. We’re happy to report that Kori helped us secure our dream home within 48 hours of signing with her. Now, I can’t promise that everyone will be lucky enough to fall in love with the first house they see, but I can personally guarantee that Kori will work hard to help you buy it when you do. After note: Just to ensure I’ve illustrated how much care Kori puts into her clients’ needs… Kori understood the type of kitchen I was hoping to put into our new house, and that I was having trouble explaining it to my husband. A month after we closed on our house we received a call saying that a house two blocks away had just come on the market with a very similar design concept. Kori had already been to scope it out and sent us over to see. When we arrived, she was spot on! After a thank you call, she also said that if we’d like to arrange to see the property with our contractor she’d be happy to set it up. Needless to say that this is definitely above and beyond the call of duty, and just one example of why Kori is such an amazing real estate agent.
-Amanda Riva, Owner & Co-Found at The Hot Plate