# of Transactions *
Average Days on Market **
% Asking Price **
* Total transactions since becoming a licensed real estate professional
** Based on sales where I represented the Seller in 2018
- Houses 48%
- Lofts 1%
- Condos 36%
- Buyers 52%
- Sellers 48%
**Based on sales where the BREL team represented the Seller**
Meet Matthew Shapiro, REALTOR
Why do I love my job?
After buying my own properties, I quickly realized that I could no longer spend another day working in a cubicle. I realized I needed a career that I’m passionate about every day. When working with clients I approach it as if I’m buying the property for myself. I bring years of experience in this industry…to you. My job (if you want to call it a job) is something I feel fortunate to do.
What do I like best about the Toronto Real Estate Market?
Toronto is a world-class city that has it all! Whether the dollar goes down, or interest rates climb, people will always consider the Toronto Real Estate market a safe-haven for investment and an ideal place to live. I love chasing a new deal and helping people to find what they’re looking for.
What neighbourhood do I live in? What makes it groovy?
As a homeowner, I have lived all across the city of Toronto, from the east side (Queen and Broadview) to the west side (College and Clinton) and even up north (Bayview and Highway 7) when my wife and I started our life together.
Now, with our two kids, my family calls St. Clair West home. I can honestly say that we can no longer see ourselves living anywhere else.
The welcoming atmosphere, local amenities, sprawling green space, nearby schools, and family-friendly atmosphere, make St.Clair West the perfect place for us.
When I’m not working, you can find me….
..spending time with my wife and kids! You might also see me driving my motorcycle…it’s one of my favourite things to do.
The kind of clients I tend to work with!?!?
Well, basically I just love working with anyone that has an interest in buying or selling real estate! However, for the sake of answering this question, I do really enjoy working with investors, non-resident buyers, and commercial buyers and sellers.
What neighbourhoods do I often work in?
I’m not specific to any one neighbourhood, but commercial mixed-use properties tend to be off a main artery across Toronto.
What type of properties do I love selling?
I love working with clients looking to invest where there is a commercial storefront with some apartments above, residential duplexes, triplexes, or multi-unit properties. I am a big advocate of income properties. I love to see clients earn off their investment in real estate or live mortgage free as landlords!
Why am I the right Real Estate Agent for you?
Well, that’s the million-dollar question.
I could tell you about how I’m the best agent in Toronto, or how many properties I have bought and sold this year. I could go on… and on… about what makes me stand out amongst the other thousands of realtors in the city. But the real answer is more about where I have chosen to work as a full-time agent and what you’re getting when you hire me to help you buy, or sell, your property: the BREL Team. This is what makes me a successful agent. Gone are the days of the one-person show. This is why you should have me sell your property…you get me AND you get my team.
- Hillcrest Village
- Briar Hill
- Brian Village
- St. Clair West
- Eglinton West
- Bloor West Village
I felt so confident and I trust him right at the beginning of the transactions.
Guru & Prianka
He is very patient, shows empathy and is a genuinely good human being which is so important in this whole business of buying a new house, particularly for first time homebuyers.
In the process, I did note his integrity, professionalism and hard-working aptitude. Whatever verbal commitment he has given to us was fulfilled in style.