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Manson Slik

Manson Slik is a Real Estate Broker and partner with Gordon’s Estate Services. To date, Manson has managed the sale of over 2,000 residential and commercial properties through traditional MLS listing and by competitive bid/auction. (click here to see recent Toronto Star article) manson@gordonsestateservices.com

Are auctions the answer for Toronto’s hot house market?

Manson Slik,

As seen in the Toronto Star, By: Susan Pigg Business Reporter, Published on Fri Jan 24 2014

Bidding wars begin — and the peak spring market is still weeks away.

Kingston realtor Manson Slik has sold hundreds of homes over the last 20 years with both the stroke of a pen and the slam of a gavel.

He’s become an evangelist for auctions.

“They are the purest way to achieve market value. There’s no smoke and mirrors, there are no games or tricks. It is an open and transparent process.”

Wolfe Springs Resort Auction!

Manson Slik,

Online Real Estate Auction – 2nd Ontario based fractional ownership developer in less than a year to close out development using an online auction

Fractional ownership resort opens property bidding at over 70% off the developers last listed prices.

Wolfe Springs Resort near Westport Ontario – Eastern Ontario’s most luxurious, four-season fractional ownership resort opened bidding on May 23 through an online auction for its remaining vacation residences at www.WolfeSpringsAuction.com.

CBC Metro Morning Interview

Manson Slik,

CBC Metro Morning interview with Matt Galloway, April 29, 2014

Click here to listen to the interview!

Matt: We know that bidding wars are not new to Toronto but they have reached dizzying heights this week when a North Toronto home sold for almost double its listed price after 72 offers. Realtors admitted that the home was listed deliberately low to try and generate interest. But it still has a lot of people talking about how homes are sold in this city. A lot of buyers feel hopeless, wondering about an alternative way to buy a house. Is an Auction a better way at least for transparency? Here to talk to us today is Manson Slik, Broker with Gordon’s Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage.

‘Who’ll give me a Hundred Thousand?’

Manson Slik,

Remember this great National Post article…


Going once, going twice … sold to the lady in the pink hat!”

Just two years ago, it was fairly easy to sell a house across North America and bidding wars were all the rage. But when the economy tanked, lonely For Sale signs simply gathered moss. The United States responded with immediate foreclosures and many houses were put on the auction block to generate quick sales.