– Public's desire for hands-on real estate support reflected in 2nd Toronto office opening –
TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Slavens & Associates Real Estate Inc. today announced the opening of a second Toronto office – this one in the heart of Yorkville – highlighting a growing interest in working with boutique-style agencies by both buyers and sellers.
The Davenport location complements the established North Toronto office and maintains Slavens' hands-on, approachable attitude. Yorkville, the Annex, South Hill, and a cluster of new luxury developments under construction and recently completed in the immediate area – including the Four Seasons, the Hazelton and the Florian – impelled the Slavens team to extend its careful reach.
"We consider this as strategic growth that allows us to provide quality control, while protecting the integrity of our boutique positioning in the market – both essential principles for the company," says Darren Slavens, Managing Broker, who started the brokerage eight years ago with partner Richard Sherman, Broker of Record. "We will always maintain a mandate of being accessible and offering an open-minded approach with our clients."
From the beginning, Slavens identified – and still leverages – five primary elements as to why boutique real estate agencies are an intelligent choice for buyers and sellers in the mid- to uptown core:
- Refined expertise leads to deeper understanding of a specific market
- Earlier alignment of interests and demands between agent and client
- Innovative, adaptable approach to the buying/selling process
- Increased colleague interaction means less internal politics and more customer focus
- Tighter geographical circle of influence leads to increased street-level knowledge
"We understand and appreciate that we have a responsibility to ensure clients are protected and serviced at the highest levels at all times," adds Slavens. "We're not interested in becoming a discount brokerage."
Meanwhile, the new location allows Slavens & Associates to offer two important deliverables:
- Meticulous service to clientele who live midtown
- Detailed information for international clientele who want to be mid/downtown, especially Yorkville
"Our approach and dynamic will only grow stronger as our well-established agency now has two locations in key central areas," adds Daniel Pustil, Vice President at Slavens & Associates, who will manage the Yorkville office along with Slavens.
Slavens & Associates does not "rent desks" and charge desk fees, and they do not invest in part-time agents. Instead, clients know they are working with real estate professionals that put customer needs, wants, concerns and interests above all else.
About Slavens & Associates
Slavens & Associates is a market leader in the buying and selling of Toronto real estate, specializing in the neighbourhoods of Upper and Lower Forest Hill, Rosedale, Allenby, Cedarvale, Leaside, the Annex, and Yorkville.
SOURCE: Slavens & Associates Real Estate Inc.
For further information: For more information/interview opportunities: Joe Roma for Slavens & Associates, [email protected], 416-705-1723