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

Buy Real Estate

Think of us as your personal shopper – but for houses.

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.

You should hire us.

Sell Real Estate

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

From haunted house to polished penthouses, we believe we're experts in presenting properties in their very best light.

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

Expect More.

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

Creative Marketing.

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.

Full Service Real Estate.

#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.


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


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


  • 60 second Motion Video for Our Social Media Posts on multiple platforms.
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marnie williams
marnie williams
He'll do it all for you! Socrates helped us sell our home last summer. He is enthusiastic, honest and driven. We were amazed at the support and help he gave us to get everything done. From renovation suggestions, to getting us movers, to staging, helping us declutter. He really did oversee the entire process for us, getting the timing right, baking fresh cookies for the open house, getting us multiple offers, and getting it sold. We couldn't have picked a better agent! Thanks so much, Socs! We highly recommend him!
Brianna Morgan
Brianna Morgan
All I can say is WOW! What an amazing team! My wife and I were first time home buyers, and we can’t even begin to say how amazing Socrates and Claire were. Purchasing a home at any stage in life can be stressful but with Socrates and Claire it was a breeze. We thought we’d be sacrificing lifestyle to get into the market, but Socrates reassured us that our perfect home does exists without sacrifice. He listened to our ‘nice to haves’ and ‘must haves’ and we ended up with both! You can truly see the passion for real estate and the love for Toronto Socrates has through his knowledge. Claire was right there and ready at any point when we were ready to put an offer in and put together some great listings for us to see. House hunting can be very exhausting but with this team, we felt more empowered each time we saw a unit. A huge thank you to you both. You made our experience fun, enjoyable, and exciting and we couldn’t have done it without you!
Fernanda Lacerda
Fernanda Lacerda
Socrates and his teams are simply the best. I was impressed with all their professionalism from the moment we decided to sell our home until when we had to pack our things to move. I highly recommend them to anyone who's looking to buy or sell their home.
anne chang
anne chang
I concur with all the other 5.0* reviews. Socrates was indispensable in the process of selling my condo and in getting a top price. There were 3 larger condos selling in the building at the same time. However, he furnished and highlighted our large balcony to be an extension of the living space - it looked so inviting in the photos. After his staging / sprucing up / cleaning the condo, we beat the competition and got the highest price! Socrates has a diverse team who can supply different services to ready the property for sale and we really appreciated the help in so many areas - replace flooring and vanity, major uncluttering and cleaning, and finally staging. Socrates negotiated to increase the top price we were offered. In addition, he and Claire are very knowledgeable and efficient and easy to work with. I highly recommend Socarates!! Anne Chang
Stephen Kemp
Stephen Kemp
My wife and I were blown away by how Socrates handled so many of the details pertaining to selling our Toronto condo, and with such professionalism. Socrates and his team of handymen, electricians, movers, cleaners, etc. as well as his resources in storage, lighting, bathroom fixtures, furniture staging and more lifted much of the stress, labour and hours off of our shoulders. Socrates produced stunning photos showcasing our property and was able to negotiate a much higher selling price than we had expected. My wife and I highly recommend Socrates for your RealEstate dealings.
Daniel G
Daniel G
Top-of-the-line service from Socrates and his team! From day one (ten years ago when I purchased my condo), throughout the rental process (the past three years), until this past October when the condo was sold, Socrates has always been ultra-knowledgeable, professional and committed to client satisfaction. Through multiple real estate dealings over the years, Socrates is the only agent that I've been completely satisfied with. With his dedicated team and various connections in the city, Socrates is truly a one-stop-shop for any real estate need. I highly recommend Socrates and Living Toronto Real Estate!
Nicole DiPietro
Nicole DiPietro
The best realtors out there by far. They are great people to work with and are professional and amazing at their job. Within less than a week my condo was staged, photographed and listed and in one day it sold! I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I will for sure use them again in the future!
Kandis Haas
Kandis Haas
Socrates and Claire are the best! My fiance and I used them to buy our first home, and are so appreciative of their guidance and help. They were always available to answer our questions and their real estate expertise helped us score our dream starter home. They're friendly and absolute pros in their field! They went above and beyond. Not only did they help us buy a home, but they also gave us some great referrals for a home inspector, moving company and more! Buying our first home felt daunting in the beginning, but our confidence skyrocketed once we had them in our corner. We are SO happy we had their help and will definitely be referring them to our friends and family. Thank you Socs and Claire for everything!!
Jit Seng Chen
Jit Seng Chen
Socs and Claire are true professionals. When we engaged them to buy our first home, they patiently shared their wealth of knowledge on all aspects of home ownership - the different neighborhoods of the city, price trends, the technicals of a house, bidding strategy and countless other topics. They are proactive in finding potential listings, and are always a pleasure to deal with. After we closed and moved into our new home, they were prompt in dealing with various issues with the house, and continue to give help and advice anytime we have questions. They have a rich network in all things home-related e.g. tradespeople, home inspectors, lawyers etc. and are happy to share them. Socs came highly recommended from a friend, and we too will gladly recommend him and his team to anyone we know who's looking for a realtor!
Andrea Nicho
Andrea Nicho
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!

Making you more money, faster.

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

By the numbers...


of our listings sold

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


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.


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.