Heather Dodok is an international realtor with almost 20 years of unparalleled experience in marketing, public relations, and sales, in both the U.S. and Canadian real estate markets. Working closely alongside legendary brokers and leaders of the industry during her early years in the business, have inspired Heather to attain similar levels of professionalism, work ethic, and success. With a diverse client base of first time buyers, investors, retirees, and international second home buyers, Heather’s sales portfolio includes properties ranging in price from $50,000 to $5 million dollars. Heather has been interviewed many times on television and in print media, and is always eager to share her knowledge with her clients and colleagues alike. Born in Canada, Heather currently resides full time in Toronto, Ontario, where many opportunities abound for both local sales, as well as assisting Canadians who desire a second home in Florida. As a full time realtor who offers quality personal service to all her clients (no assistants), Heather is confident she can assist you with your individual real estate needs:
For buyers, successfully negotiating on a single family home in the GTA is becoming even more challenging with limited availability, rising prices, and multiple offers. Most often another property needs to be sold, and issues around financing, home inspections, and renovations, must be addressed before making a firm non conditional offer with a large deposit. Heather’s mortgage broker and home inspector are available to her clients throughout the process. Heather constantly monitors new listings for her clients, and many times her buyers are first in the door, sometimes avoiding a bidding war. Both buyers and sellers need to be versed on current market conditions, so an educated decision can be made on offer night.
Condominium sales require specialized knowledge and strategic marketing to capture the best buyers in this competitive market. As broker of the first Florida real estate office to market itself as specializing in “condos only”, Heather knows firsthand the benefits of direct targeted marketing. With experience selling in some of the most sought after condos in Downtown Toronto, Lakeshore Blvd W, and North York, Heather is familiar with the many amenities as well as the management and financials of these condo associations. Quite often, condos are both the first and last real estate investment a person will make, based on affordability, downsizing, and retirement. Therefore, long term client relationships are Heather's priority.
Properties of distinction require specialized marketing and extra service to locate a buyer who has both the ability and desire to invest millions of dollars in a lifestyle. With notable experience working in the luxury markets in Palm Beach and Southeast Florida, Heather has represented high end clients including sports figures, business CEOs, and international executives in acquiring a second or third home. Marketing, networking, and attention to detail are the keys to success selling luxury homes. Working close with many media outlets such as the Toronto Star and the RE/MAX Collection of Fine Homes, Heather gets recognition for her exclusive listings outside the mainstream marketing outlets. Many of Heather’s early clients have gained financial success and are good prospects for properties in the $2 million plus range. Also, with the favorable US/CDN$ exchange rates, many of Heather’s US contacts have used this opportunity to get even better returns buying into high end condo investments.
Now more than ever, many people are choosing to cash out the equity of their Toronto home, and move to another area where property values are less, and lifestyles more slow paced. With close ties to Windsor and London, Heather is familiar with cities and towns throughout southwestern Ontario, and enjoys matching up her clients to new lifestyles. Whether it be a smaller city with all the same conveniences, a town where everyone knows one another, or a true country property nestled amongst picturesque farmland, knowledge of the benefits and challenges including commuting options, are essential for a no regret buying experience. Heather diligently obtains all the information that her clients need, pertaining to the type of property and area considered, so they can have confidence in their real estate decisions.
Default risk is at an all-time high given the continuous climbing housing prices in the GTA, and Heather’s extensive knowledge and experience working with banks finalizing transactions involving foreclosures (Canada), and short sales (U.S.) gives Buyers the advantage when trying to acquire these properties. Opportunities are everywhere for all types of properties from small studio condos, to multimillion dollar mansions. Heather is updated regularly on Ontario properties that come available through financial institutions, and many times are sold to her clients for tens of thousands less than the previous purchase price.
Licensed as a Florida State real estate broker, and residing in Palm Beach full time from 2002 - 2009, Heather almost exclusively worked with international second home buyers during this time. Well versed in tax laws and other legalities that affect foreign owners in South Florida, Heather now advises Canadians on acquiring the sought after “Snowbird” lifestyle. A Florida home offers both a privileged lifestyle and proven investment, with the option to rent out your home when not in use. Prices are still affordable in some areas, and attractive financing options are available through Heather’s mortgage broker. Heather is familiar with, and has been involved in transactions throughout South Florida, including Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Highland Beach, The Palm Beaches, Naples, and Orlando
Heather is a proud supporter of the OSPCA and other animal charities.