Growing up with a father who was a chronic home buyer/renovator/flipper, I have had my share of back-breaking days of ripping down drywall and pulling up hardwood floors. Knocking down an entire cottage in the Laurentians is definitely one of my all-time father/son experiences – a memory I will cherish forever.
As a homeowner, I have lived all across the city of Toronto, from the east side (Queen and Broadview) to the west end (College and Clinton) and even up north (Bayview and Highway 7) when my wife and I started our life together. Now, with our beautiful son and daughter, my family calls St. Clair West home.
I understand that purchasing a property is one of the largest and most emotional decisions you will ever make. I will be in your corner at all times, guiding you through the process while you are making these life-changing decisions.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer looking to quit paying your landlord’s rent, a move-up buyer in need of expert market advice or an investor looking for the right investment property, let someone who is passionate about your purchase help make it a reality. I’ll treat your search for your dream home as if it were my own – and enjoy the process as we work together.
I am a Canadian living in the US and was looking for a rental property in Toronto. My goal was to find someone who not only has the knowledge of the real estate market but also experience in property management. I achieved my goal when I found Matthew Shapiro. Matthew is very knowledgeable with Toronto areas such as midtown, downtown, the Beaches, etc. He also has a lot of experience with property management and a wide range of contacts for home maintenance and repairs that are required to be an effective and hassle-free property management. Together we found a place in the Beach area and within 2 months found an excellent tenant in a long-term contract. I am very happy to have found Matthew and am enjoying and looking forward to a successful relationship.
I was moving from out-of-town to Toronto for a new job and had to find a place quickly. Matthew Shapiro of the BREL team was quick to respond and incredibly helpful in setting up a number of apartment viewings on the same day. With his assistance, by the end of the day, and after looking at a few different options, I was able to find an apartment that met my needs perfectly.
Following that, Matthew was instrumental in sorting out the rental agreement and other administrative tasks involved in acquiring my new rental unit.
– David K.
My agent Matt Shapiro was wonderful, not afraid of taking risks. He knew the market and was great at negotiating a deal in my favour. I would use the agency and Matt again, really happy to have found this group.
– Cari P.