We help people like you buy and sell real estate everyday!

We help people like you buy and sell real estate everyday!

Andrea Nicho
Andrea Nicho
2022-06-29
Verified
It’s been over a decade since we’ve been blessed by the incredible service of Socrates Apallas and his team. He goes above and beyond with an incredible attention to detail to ensure the best possible outcome. Our entire family exclusively uses him for any of our real estate needs because, let’s face it, there is truly no one better. Whether it’s helping us stage and market our home or search for the perfect property for our family - he is super knowledgeable, attentive, reliable and an absolute joy to work with. We can’t thank him enough for how much he’s helped and supported us with all of our property needs throughout the years!
Alanna Fonseca
Alanna Fonseca
2022-06-28
Verified
Socrates and the whole team are absolutely fantastic. Would highly recommend. Both purchased and sold my condo with him and have been recommending to anyone I know looking to do either. They are so friendly and professional. They guided me through the whole process and ensures I maximized my financial return.
Lisa Reed
Lisa Reed
2022-04-03
Verified
Here’s why I recommend Socrates to everyone who even mentions buying or selling property: BUYING. We met Socrates almost a decade ago when we were moving to TO. He seemed knowledgeable, focused, and trustworthy. All proved true and more. When house-hunting, the realtor you choose can make the difference between snagging your dream home or missing out on it! We wanted keep our price down (in downtown TO... hilarious, I know) but we also wanted something unique! When an amazing two-level condo with garden terrace hit the market, he called us IMMEDIATELY and we were the first in the door. He had our offer on the table before the clients of other realtors even had a chance to view it. SELLING. We saw our next dream home on MLS recently. Called Socrates, and he made it happen. It was kind of a ‘spur of the moment’ thing that left us a very short window to sell our place. It was in great shape and we thought it looked decent but Socrates had a better plan and we trusted him. Within 24 hours he had painters, handy-man, decorators, movers, cleaners and photographers scheduled. He put most of our furniture (except our bed, TV and a few other small things) into a storage unit and then brought in his stuff. Furniture, art, bedding, lighting, patio furniture... In a short time he and Claire transformed our home from nice (like most of the listings you see on MLS) to an amazing show home! It was an interesting experience sitting in our living room among all of Socrates’ beautiful furnishings and decor, enjoying it but also thinking “For the love of God, don’t spill anything on this gorgeous rug!” It made me realize I could definitely try harder with my own home decorating. But I digress... The result of Socrates’ magic??? **We got the highest per-square-foot price in our building, ever!** I’ve bought and sold a good number of homes over the decades and even done the ‘for sale by owner’ thing. I used to wonder if realtors are really worth what they cost. But, I also used to think my taste in decor wasn’t bad either... It can seem like a large fee you pay a realtor to sell your home, but what I wish I’d learned sooner is to ask before hand, “What exactly am I getting for that fee?” Have a look through MLS listings and you’ll see that with a lot of realtors out there, the answer is, “Not that much.” (I cringe when I see pictures where they didn’t even bother to put the toilet seat down...). Selling a home nowadays maybe doesn’t take that much, but selling it for the very best possible price takes some work and skill. And, let’s face it, money. I don’t know how much of Socrates’ commission went to pay for painters, movers, cleaners etc. but it was not insignificant. I have no doubt that the incredible makeover netted a price well above the commission, so in effect, his amazing services didn’t really didn’t cost us. But beyond all of that, Socrates has always made us feel like he genuinely cares about us. I’m sitting here watching the cursor blink, going over the long list of things he’s done for us and wondering where to even start. This is already too long so suffice it to say, he REALLY knows his stuff and is a genuinely good person who always goes above and beyond. I’m looking forward to him stopping by our new place sometime this spring for an espresso so I can show him I’m not just phoning it in on the home decor anymore.
Jenna Pyle
Jenna Pyle
2022-03-05
Verified
Socrates and Claire were amazing. They supported us every step of the way in purchasing our home. We went through multiple realtors and finally found the right fit with Them. They always did their homework with the markets we were in, and kept us honest to what was actually realistic. We absolutely love our home and have them to thank for it! Thanks again! Jenna&Mike
Rebecca Cregan
Rebecca Cregan
2022-03-04
Verified
Socrates and Claire were the best real estate duo I could have asked for! As a first time home buyer, they not only helped me understand the Toronto market better but they took the time to educate me on what is important to look for in a quality home. I am beyond thrilled with my end purchase and know that I have these two to thank for their help through the process. They also have fabulous connections for all things related: mortgage brokers, attorneys, handymen, etc. Their help doesn’t end with the purchase - they truly go above and beyond to ensure you’re set up for success in your new home.
Jessica Portelance
Jessica Portelance
2022-02-26
Verified
We love working with Socrates, Claire and team. They made the buying and selling experience an exciting adventure. Rest assured, you’re in great hands with LivingToronto with their full service experience.
Nicco Goushleff
Nicco Goushleff
2022-02-24
Verified
We have used Socrates and his team at LivingToronto Real Estate a number of times now, and have never had anything less than a great experience. Socrates really works hard to ensure that his clients are getting exactly what they want. He is always easy and pleasant to work with, and provides solid advice designed to help you get exactly what you want.
Brian McCabe
Brian McCabe
2021-09-09
Verified
Socrates and team have handled multiple buys and sells for me and they always impress. On buying, their analysis and offer strategy is always well thought through. For selling, they really shine. From the analysis of the neighbourhood and target audiences to the pricing strategy, they’re so good. And the work they put into staging and getting everything prepared, to even helping with your eventual move - they handle everything so well and so professional. Nothing is overlooked. Buying or selling a home can be so stressful but Socrates and team help take the stress out of it.
Takara Jones
Takara Jones
2021-09-08
Verified
Natalie McCabe
Natalie McCabe
2021-06-30
Verified
Today is an exciting day....it’s my closing day and I can’t let it end without giving a huge shoutout to Socrates and the dream team at Living Toronto. What a fabulous team of knowledgeable and caring professionals who has the client experience entirely at the centre of all that they do! From the first meeting through to closing day, Socrates and Claire had my back, and along the way they provided little personalized touches to ease the packing, the staging and have some fun too! Their passion and pride for this community is contagious and will get anyone excited about moving to Leslieville! Can’t thank you enough!
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We’ll teach you what to look for, help point out random stuff you didn’t even think about and guide you every step of the way.

From establishing your comfortable budget to moving day and beyond, we’re here to help.

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We've Sold 100% of the homes we've ever listed.

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Let us take care of the details. We offer complimentary home staging; furniture and accessories.

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So many properties listed on the MLS are poorly marketed. Everyday we see cellphone photography, incomplete descriptions, misleading information and incorrectly entered data.

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In addition to our high standards, we believe no two buyers are alike. It’s our job to use marketing techniques that meet each buyers unique situation.

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#LivingToronto will deliver you more value. Accurate reporting, professional photography, high quality feature sheets, well written descriptions, digital marketing, online exposure, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) with local to international reach.

We'll make your home look good online and in person.

Did you know that we use VR Matterport tours for all of our listings?

  • We’ll Make Sure Your Home Is Showroom Ready.

  • Homprep & Staging. We’ll Coordinate Cleaners, Painters & Repairman. Movers To Declutter Your Home And Bring In Staging Furniture & Accessories.

  • Hardcopy Marketing, Brochures & On Site House Notes – Tangible Property Information While Buyers Are In Your Home.

  • MLS Listing Exposure, Professional Photography and Well Written Descriptions.
  • Local + International Reach With Custom URL & Property Website www.YourAddress.com

  • VR Tour With 3D Matterport Floor Plan. Visit All Our Properties In Virtual Reality.

  • Custom Open House Sandwich Boards & Attractive For Sale Signs.

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In 2021 our sellers achieved, 5% more than our competitors, and sold 7 days faster with 100% success. EVERY LISTING SOLD.

By the numbers...

100%

of our listings sold

Over the last 15 years, we have successfully sold all of the properties we have represented.

+9%

more money in your pocket

In 2021 our listings sold for 115% of the asking price VS the average Toronto home selling for 106% of the asking price. Our sellers achieved 9% more.

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days faster than our competition

In 2021, the average Toronto home is on the market for 19 days. We sell our in homes in 6 days.

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Andrea Nicho
Andrea Nicho
2022-06-29
Verified
It’s been over a decade since we’ve been blessed by the incredible service of Socrates Apallas and his team. He goes above and beyond with an incredible attention to detail to ensure the best possible outcome. Our entire family exclusively uses him for any of our real estate needs because, let’s face it, there is truly no one better. Whether it’s helping us stage and market our home or search for the perfect property for our family - he is super knowledgeable, attentive, reliable and an absolute joy to work with. We can’t thank him enough for how much he’s helped and supported us with all of our property needs throughout the years!
Alanna Fonseca
Alanna Fonseca
2022-06-28
Verified
Socrates and the whole team are absolutely fantastic. Would highly recommend. Both purchased and sold my condo with him and have been recommending to anyone I know looking to do either. They are so friendly and professional. They guided me through the whole process and ensures I maximized my financial return.
Lisa Reed
Lisa Reed
2022-04-03
Verified
Here’s why I recommend Socrates to everyone who even mentions buying or selling property: BUYING. We met Socrates almost a decade ago when we were moving to TO. He seemed knowledgeable, focused, and trustworthy. All proved true and more. When house-hunting, the realtor you choose can make the difference between snagging your dream home or missing out on it! We wanted keep our price down (in downtown TO... hilarious, I know) but we also wanted something unique! When an amazing two-level condo with garden terrace hit the market, he called us IMMEDIATELY and we were the first in the door. He had our offer on the table before the clients of other realtors even had a chance to view it. SELLING. We saw our next dream home on MLS recently. Called Socrates, and he made it happen. It was kind of a ‘spur of the moment’ thing that left us a very short window to sell our place. It was in great shape and we thought it looked decent but Socrates had a better plan and we trusted him. Within 24 hours he had painters, handy-man, decorators, movers, cleaners and photographers scheduled. He put most of our furniture (except our bed, TV and a few other small things) into a storage unit and then brought in his stuff. Furniture, art, bedding, lighting, patio furniture... In a short time he and Claire transformed our home from nice (like most of the listings you see on MLS) to an amazing show home! It was an interesting experience sitting in our living room among all of Socrates’ beautiful furnishings and decor, enjoying it but also thinking “For the love of God, don’t spill anything on this gorgeous rug!” It made me realize I could definitely try harder with my own home decorating. But I digress... The result of Socrates’ magic??? **We got the highest per-square-foot price in our building, ever!** I’ve bought and sold a good number of homes over the decades and even done the ‘for sale by owner’ thing. I used to wonder if realtors are really worth what they cost. But, I also used to think my taste in decor wasn’t bad either... It can seem like a large fee you pay a realtor to sell your home, but what I wish I’d learned sooner is to ask before hand, “What exactly am I getting for that fee?” Have a look through MLS listings and you’ll see that with a lot of realtors out there, the answer is, “Not that much.” (I cringe when I see pictures where they didn’t even bother to put the toilet seat down...). Selling a home nowadays maybe doesn’t take that much, but selling it for the very best possible price takes some work and skill. And, let’s face it, money. I don’t know how much of Socrates’ commission went to pay for painters, movers, cleaners etc. but it was not insignificant. I have no doubt that the incredible makeover netted a price well above the commission, so in effect, his amazing services didn’t really didn’t cost us. But beyond all of that, Socrates has always made us feel like he genuinely cares about us. I’m sitting here watching the cursor blink, going over the long list of things he’s done for us and wondering where to even start. This is already too long so suffice it to say, he REALLY knows his stuff and is a genuinely good person who always goes above and beyond. I’m looking forward to him stopping by our new place sometime this spring for an espresso so I can show him I’m not just phoning it in on the home decor anymore.
Jenna Pyle
Jenna Pyle
2022-03-05
Verified
Socrates and Claire were amazing. They supported us every step of the way in purchasing our home. We went through multiple realtors and finally found the right fit with Them. They always did their homework with the markets we were in, and kept us honest to what was actually realistic. We absolutely love our home and have them to thank for it! Thanks again! Jenna&Mike
Rebecca Cregan
Rebecca Cregan
2022-03-04
Verified
Socrates and Claire were the best real estate duo I could have asked for! As a first time home buyer, they not only helped me understand the Toronto market better but they took the time to educate me on what is important to look for in a quality home. I am beyond thrilled with my end purchase and know that I have these two to thank for their help through the process. They also have fabulous connections for all things related: mortgage brokers, attorneys, handymen, etc. Their help doesn’t end with the purchase - they truly go above and beyond to ensure you’re set up for success in your new home.
Jessica Portelance
Jessica Portelance
2022-02-26
Verified
We love working with Socrates, Claire and team. They made the buying and selling experience an exciting adventure. Rest assured, you’re in great hands with LivingToronto with their full service experience.
Nicco Goushleff
Nicco Goushleff
2022-02-24
Verified
We have used Socrates and his team at LivingToronto Real Estate a number of times now, and have never had anything less than a great experience. Socrates really works hard to ensure that his clients are getting exactly what they want. He is always easy and pleasant to work with, and provides solid advice designed to help you get exactly what you want.
Brian McCabe
Brian McCabe
2021-09-09
Verified
Socrates and team have handled multiple buys and sells for me and they always impress. On buying, their analysis and offer strategy is always well thought through. For selling, they really shine. From the analysis of the neighbourhood and target audiences to the pricing strategy, they’re so good. And the work they put into staging and getting everything prepared, to even helping with your eventual move - they handle everything so well and so professional. Nothing is overlooked. Buying or selling a home can be so stressful but Socrates and team help take the stress out of it.
Takara Jones
Takara Jones
2021-09-08
Verified
Natalie McCabe
Natalie McCabe
2021-06-30
Verified
Today is an exciting day....it’s my closing day and I can’t let it end without giving a huge shoutout to Socrates and the dream team at Living Toronto. What a fabulous team of knowledgeable and caring professionals who has the client experience entirely at the centre of all that they do! From the first meeting through to closing day, Socrates and Claire had my back, and along the way they provided little personalized touches to ease the packing, the staging and have some fun too! Their passion and pride for this community is contagious and will get anyone excited about moving to Leslieville! Can’t thank you enough!