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My Client Marla And Her Story.

My client Marla, is a first time home buyer. She found me by reading this blog about 8 Hillcrest Avenue and 33 Empress Avenue.

She was looking for a condominium unit in North York. Her method was to call listing agents on It didn’t work out because by the time it was listed on the website, the unit was sold already. I explained to her, she needed her own representation and a dedicated Sales Representative to work for her.

Good North York condominiums units are highly competitive with a short supply and high demand. Units come on the market and if you don’t have an agent at the top of their game, the unit is gone before you know it and before it hits the website.

As Marla’s Realtor, I actively looked for new units listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Since she is pre-approved by the banks, we could take action once a new unit comes on the market. It was vital that we put in an offer, just hours after they list it on MLS to beat all the other buyers. To achieve this, my team checked the MLS 3 times a day for new listings.

In addition, we didn’t just sit there waiting for new units to come on the market. We also called the units in the building to see if we can help Marla buy a unit before it hits the MLS.

One Week passes… Two Week passes… Three Week passes…

One Month passes by and Marla is worried she won’t find anything.  Than one afternoon, the unit of her dreams come on the market. Since most of the paperwork was filled out, we assembled the offer and submitted it to the Listing Agent. Within hours she was the proud new owner of an amazing unit at 33 Empress Avenue.


 Working with Kirby Chan was a pleasure. It was very refreshing to finally have a real-estate agent spend quality time helping my daughter acquire her first condo in North York. Kirby was able to act quickly so that we could secure her purchase. He is an amazing and dedicated agent, and it really shows through the quality of his work.

Kirby worked with us over a period of a few months, and during this time, he proved to be a valuable partner in our real-estate endeavour. Kirby spent countless hours searching for the perfect property for my daughter. He was available to us 24 hours a day with a smile on his face and a positive uplifting attitude. When the perfect condo came on the market, Kirby leapt into action quickly and we were able to secure the property with ease.

Kirby made the paper work effortless, and helped us through the buying process.

His knowledge of our desired area was first-rate and if ever we are in need of a real-estate agent in the future, we would not hesitate to call Kirby.

Thank you so much,

Marilyn and Marla 

Thank-you Marilyn and Marla, for the opportunity to help you buy your first property. Also, thank-you for referring your friends to use me, that is the greatest compliment

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Pinnacle & Royal Pinnacle – 8 Hillcrest Avenue / 33 Empress Avenue

8 Hillcrest Avenue / 33 Empress Avenue

8 Hillcrest Avenue / 33 Empress Avenue

Pinnacle and Royal Pinnacle are two buildings connected by Empress Walk, a 250,000 sq.ft.   shopping and entertainment complex. It is located on the East side of Yonge Street above the North York Centre Subway Station, allowing easy indoor access to the Subway Station.

Schools: a major selling point is that Pinnacle and Royal Pinnacle are located in the McKee Public School and Earl Haig Secondary School district. They are the last condos to be allowed into these districts. Residents from newer condos have to be bused to schools in other areas.

Amenities include a sauna, fitness centre, billiards room, party room and meeting room.

Pinnacle & Royal Pinnacle Prices

One Bedroom units start at $299,900 and $1,300 for lease.

Two Bedroom units start at $399,900 for sale and $1,700 for lease.

Three Bedroom units start at $649,900 for sale and $3,200 for lease.

Prices are effective November 30, 2010.

Contact me for a free home evaluation at 8 Hillcrest Avenue / 33 Empress Avenue

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