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From the Junction to Riverdale, Little Italy to Yorkville, and all of the wonderful neighbourhoods in between – Fox Marin knows Toronto Real Estate.

We offer an exclusive and customized real estate experience to clientele in central and downtown Toronto.

Led by veteran Real Estate Brokers Ralph Fox and Kori Marin, the talented team at Fox Marin Associates brings a wealth of experience, integrity and compassion to the business.

Fox Marin’s diverse background extends well beyond real estate.

This team of tenured resumes brings involvement in marketing, international business, branding, and design into the Fox Marin fold.

If you are interested in Toronto real-estate or looking to buy, sell, invest or lease a property, know that you have the right partner in your corner to look after you and your family every step of the way.

CUSTOMER-FIRST PHILOSOPHY

At Fox Marin, our focus is exactly where it should be – on our clients. In all of our interactions, it’s the little things we do that matter the most, that in turn create trusting and rewarding relationships. We set ourselves apart by delivering a thoughtful and personalized customer experience that is unrivalled. At all times, we continually strive to ensure that our clients feel important and well looked after. At our core, our mission is to protect our clients’ long-term best interest with every decision made and action taken.

More than this, the way we do business is constantly evolving. We’re always adapting our approach to provide the most competitive and progressive methods that allow us to service clients at all different price points, from various circumstances and diverse backgrounds. We pride ourselves on working harder, and more effectively than everyone else regardless of the size of your transaction.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, seasoned investor or large-scale developer, our clients benefit from our high standards of integrity and customer experience.

It’s Fox Marin’s dedication to going above and beyond that gives every client the true advantage of buying, selling and investing in Toronto residential real estate.

Kori & ralph

If It’s One Thing
Ralph And Kori Know, It’s Toronto Real Estate.

Both have been investing and following the market for decades, well before taking the plunge headfirst into the industry. Over time, the pull of the Toronto real estate market became more and more irresistible. And so, they made moves. Kori left behind a corporate career in senior account management and Ralph followed suit from his entrepreneurial ventures in international sales.

With high motivation from their own experiences and successes, Kori and Ralph saw Toronto for its growth and dynamism. Even more, they saw opportunities in real estate, finding a need for higher levels of professionalism and first-hand market knowledge. To them, the answer was a no-brainer. They took best practices from the corporate and business worlds and combined both sides into a tailored real estate experience.

As Kori and Ralph came to know each other – both professionally and personally – they came to appreciate one another for having completely different approaches to the business. Kori being analytical and data-driven (her colour-coded spreadsheets say it all) and Ralph more instinctual and pragmatic, found their values and ambitions to align both philosophically and creatively. They both have an “all-in” work ethic and a client-centric approach.

In time, it became apparent that the big luxury brands or rather, the “one size fits all” approach to real estate was becoming more and more antiquated. It did not serve the best interests or the specific needs of their clientele. Because of this, Kori and Ralph made the decision to combine their diverse expertise and complementary skill sets. They wanted to revitalize the residential real estate experience for Toronto home buyers, sellers, and investors.

And so, they became Fox Marin Associates. Born in 2014, the two have not looked back, with close to over half billion in sales generated to date!

We’ll Hustle for You
Any Day of the Week.

Why us

Unparalleled Customer Service. Real Results.

WORKING WITH FOX MARIN

Working With Fox Marin

Fox Marin offers an exclusive and customized real estate experience to clientele in central and downtown Toronto. Working with us at FM means you’re getting a best-in-class team to guide you every step of the way. As your real estate partners, we tailor the experience for your needs. Why? Because every transaction and every client is different. After all, a first-time homebuyer has distinctly different needs from a sophisticated investor. And, we get that.

The Fox Marin philosophy has always been to invest our time and resources where they belong: that being squarely on our clients, and to provide them with the best possible experience, guidance and value. The foundation of our business is based on the principle that if we continue to offer the highest possible level of customer service, then the business would take care of itself.

The results (and our successes) speak for themselves – with over 250+ five-star Google reviews (and counting)! Don’t just take our word for it. See what some of our clients are saying about us and the team in their own words. Take a look at our testimonials!

OUR FM APPROACH

We truly believe our clients deserve the best possible representation. At Fox Marin, we are continually striving to up the ante. That’s why we offer customized digital & print marketing, an in-house staging and design team, an on-site market analyst and expert knowledge on the macro & microeconomics of the Toronto real estate marketplace. Throughout the entire process, you can expect communication, transparency and responsiveness – all things that are paramount to our approach. And we’ll have some fun along the way too!

Our collaborative team is made up of experts who come from a diverse set of backgrounds in real estate. We’re a group that comes from entrepreneurship, business, marketing, contracting, staging and design. We have an in-depth knowledge of Toronto, its diverse neighbourhoods and best of all – we bring top-notch practices from other industries and our own local experience into the mix. Not to mention, we’re all homeowners and investors ourselves. We know what it feels like to jump in with both feet!

When you work with Fox Marin, you will have our entire team standing right behind you (and one step ahead of you) the entire time!

INTERNATIONAL REACH

International Reach

OUR GLOBAL NETWORK IS YOUR GLOBAL NETWORK

A vast audience of buyers live outside of Toronto MLS – we’ll help you reach them.

We’ve developed one of the largest syndication networks of any Toronto brokerage. We don’t just hang our hats on a one-brand network or spin numbers from a corporate website claiming global reach. Instead, we’ve researched how international buyers actually go about finding properties in Toronto. And, we take the right steps to position our listings within easy reach of prospects wherever they may find themselves — locally, nationally, and internationally.

We distribute Fox Marin listings to more than 130+ high-traffic real estate portals in 70 countries and translate each into more than 15 languages.

Each home is seen by prospective buyers in Toronto, across Canada and around the world. This ensures that our clients’ homes get maximum exposure locally, nationally and internationally.

RESPONSIBILITY

Responsibility

THE TORONTO COMMUNITY MATTERS TO US.

Though we have a professional responsibility to stay up-to-date with pretty much everything happening in our city at any given time, it doesn’t feel like a job because of how much we love living and working in Toronto. We also feel a need to give back where we can, which is one of the reasons we support the following organizations.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind: Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB) is a national, non-profit, registered charitable organization founded in 1984. Their mission is to assist visually impaired Canadians with their mobility by partnering them with professionally trained guide dogs. The CDGB training centre is on 9 acres and includes a kennel that can house up to 30 dogs. The management and foundation board members of CGDB are volunteers from across Canada. CGDB is funded by donations from individuals, corporations, service clubs, foundations and fundraising events.

Holiday Helpers Canada: Holiday Helpers Canada grants Christmas wishes, one family, at a time. The holiday season is a time of tradition, family and giving. However, there are thousands

within the Toronto area who go without the holiday staples of a decorated tree, a warm meal and a few wrapped presents. Every year, Holiday Helpers Canada grants the Christmas wishes of low-income families in Toronto and the surrounding area. They provide memorable and personalized Christmas packages to assist with poverty relief.

SAGE REAL ESTATE

Sage Real Estate

Ralph and Kori have been with Sage Real Estate since 2014. As their team and business grew, incorporating Fox Marin into an independent brokerage franchise of Sage just seemed like the natural progression. Several years ago, Fox Marin Associates took their relationship with Sage to the next level and had never looked back!

Sage is one of the fastest-growing independent brokerages in Toronto and has developed a reputation in the industry as a thought leader for its innovation and creativity. The strategic alliance between Sage and Fox Marin adds a tremendous amount of depth, infrastructure and industry knowledge that helps keep Fox Marin at the forefront of the highly competitive and ever-changing Toronto real estate landscape.

Over the last decade, Sage Real Estate has become a force to be reckoned with in Toronto real estate, currently with over 160 agents on its roster. Sage Real estate has completed over 10,800 real estate transactions, with $5.5 billion in sales. 2020 saw its best year ever with $1.3 billion in sales.

Working With Fox Marin

Fox Marin offers an exclusive and customized real estate experience to clientele in central and downtown Toronto. Working with us at FM means you’re getting a best-in-class team to guide you every step of the way. As your real estate partners, we tailor the experience for your needs. Why? Because every transaction and every client is different. After all, a first-time homebuyer has distinctly different needs from a sophisticated investor. And, we get that.

The Fox Marin philosophy has always been to invest our time and resources where they belong: that being squarely on our clients, and to provide them with the best possible experience, guidance and value. The foundation of our business is based on the principle that if we continue to offer the highest possible level of customer service, then the business would take care of itself.

The results (and our successes) speak for themselves – with over 250+ five-star Google reviews (and counting)! Don’t just take our word for it. See what some of our clients are saying about us and the team in their own words. Take a look at our testimonials!

OUR FM APPROACH

We truly believe our clients deserve the best possible representation. At Fox Marin, we are continually striving to up the ante. That’s why we offer customized digital & print marketing, an in-house staging and design team, an on-site market analyst and expert knowledge on the macro & microeconomics of the Toronto real estate marketplace. Throughout the entire process, you can expect communication, transparency and responsiveness – all things that are paramount to our approach. And we’ll have some fun along the way too!

Our collaborative team is made up of experts who come from a diverse set of backgrounds in real estate. We’re a group that comes from entrepreneurship, business, marketing, contracting, staging and design. We have an in-depth knowledge of Toronto, its diverse neighbourhoods and best of all – we bring top-notch practices from other industries and our own local experience into the mix. Not to mention, we’re all homeowners and investors ourselves. We know what it feels like to jump in with both feet!

When you work with Fox Marin, you will have our entire team standing right behind you (and one step ahead of you) the entire time!

International Reach

OUR GLOBAL NETWORK IS YOUR GLOBAL NETWORK

A vast audience of buyers live outside of Toronto MLS – we’ll help you reach them.

We’ve developed one of the largest syndication networks of any Toronto brokerage. We don’t just hang our hats on a one-brand network or spin numbers from a corporate website claiming global reach. Instead, we’ve researched how international buyers actually go about finding properties in Toronto. And, we take the right steps to position our listings within easy reach of prospects wherever they may find themselves — locally, nationally, and internationally.

We distribute Fox Marin listings to more than 130+ high-traffic real estate portals in 70 countries and translate each into more than 15 languages.

Each home is seen by prospective buyers in Toronto, across Canada and around the world. This ensures that our clients’ homes get maximum exposure locally, nationally and internationally.

Responsibility

THE TORONTO COMMUNITY MATTERS TO US.

Though we have a professional responsibility to stay up-to-date with pretty much everything happening in our city at any given time, it doesn’t feel like a job because of how much we love living and working in Toronto. We also feel a need to give back where we can, which is one of the reasons we support the following organizations.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind: Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB) is a national, non-profit, registered charitable organization founded in 1984. Their mission is to assist visually impaired Canadians with their mobility by partnering them with professionally trained guide dogs. The CDGB training centre is on 9 acres and includes a kennel that can house up to 30 dogs. The management and foundation board members of CGDB are volunteers from across Canada. CGDB is funded by donations from individuals, corporations, service clubs, foundations and fundraising events.

Holiday Helpers Canada: Holiday Helpers Canada grants Christmas wishes, one family, at a time. The holiday season is a time of tradition, family and giving. However, there are thousands

within the Toronto area who go without the holiday staples of a decorated tree, a warm meal and a few wrapped presents. Every year, Holiday Helpers Canada grants the Christmas wishes of low-income families in Toronto and the surrounding area. They provide memorable and personalized Christmas packages to assist with poverty relief.

Sage Real Estate

Ralph and Kori have been with Sage Real Estate since 2014. As their team and business grew, incorporating Fox Marin into an independent brokerage franchise of Sage just seemed like the natural progression. Several years ago, Fox Marin Associates took their relationship with Sage to the next level and had never looked back!

Sage is one of the fastest-growing independent brokerages in Toronto and has developed a reputation in the industry as a thought leader for its innovation and creativity. The strategic alliance between Sage and Fox Marin adds a tremendous amount of depth, infrastructure and industry knowledge that helps keep Fox Marin at the forefront of the highly competitive and ever-changing Toronto real estate landscape.

Over the last decade, Sage Real Estate has become a force to be reckoned with in Toronto real estate, currently with over 160 agents on its roster. Sage Real estate has completed over 10,800 real estate transactions, with $5.5 billion in sales. 2020 saw its best year ever with $1.3 billion in sales.

Our promise

At Fox Marin, At Our Core, We Are A Client-Focused Company.

THE FM PROMISE

The FM Promise

At Fox Marin, our focus is exactly where it should be – on our clients. In all of our interactions, it’s the little things we do that matter the most, that in turn create trusting and long-term rewarding relationships. We set ourselves apart by delivering a thoughtful and personalized customer experience that is unrivalled. At all times, we continually strive to ensure that our clients feel important and well looked after. At our core, our mission is to protect our clients’ long-term best interest with every decision made and action taken.

OUR COMPANY VALUES

Our Company Values

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE

From day one, it has always been our belief that if we take the best possible care of our clients and provide the highest level of service, our business’s growth and success will ultimately take care of itself. At Fox Marin, we keep our focus exactly where it belongs, on our clients. As a company and as individuals, we make every decision based on the answer to the following two questions:

  1. Is this in the best interest of our client?
  2. Will this help us to deliver or improve on providing a seamless customer experience?
INTEGRITY

We at Fox Marin understand how high the stakes can be for our clients, and on a professional and personal level, we take this very seriously. Integrity is not just a word; it’s a promise, a promise to ourselves, our teammates, and our clients as to how we show up every day. We remain steadfast in our commitment not just to show up but to show up on time and always as our best selves, to deliver on what we say we’re going to do, and to always keep our commitments.

Our word is our bond, and we always take full responsibility for our actions. Sometimes words are just not enough: in an industry where there is a lot of over-promising and under-delivering, we are relentless in our commitment to always over-deliver on what we say that we are going to do and our results speak for themselves.

COMMUNICATION & TRANSPARENCY

Communication and transparency are the foundation of how we do business at Fox Marin. We believe that complete transparency and unwavering levels of open communication foster great relationships and contribute to win-win scenarios time and again. Everyone has an integral voice at our company, and over-communicating with our team and with our clients is an essential component of our company culture.

CREATIVITY, INNOVATION & ORIGINALITY

We pride ourselves on not being average in anything we do. We strive to be the exception to the rule; we are the outliers, the trendsetters, the game-changers. We have an aversion to the norm, the average, and the expected. Instead, we embrace creativity, innovation, and an original approach. We are the trailblazers and not the followers. We prove we are different time and again through our avant-garde approach, unpretentious style, and win-win results.

LONG TERM THINKING

Long-term thinking is at the core of every decision we make and the action we take. While this viewpoint is often the road less travelled, we believe the accurate measure of success to any relationship, investment, or business enterprise is achieved by taking the long view and having the courage to look far out into the future, and the patience and discipline to follow through. We set long-term goals and a vision of the future and continually strive towards it. By taking the long-term approach to everything we do, it ensures that we are fundamentally a relationship/consultant-based company motivated by seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. At Fox Marin, looking after our clients’ best long-term interests supersedes the importance of any transaction.

HARDWORKING

We are “all-in” in everything we do. We are 110% invested in success. We work with energy, commitment, and diligence to ensure that our results do the talking. We will not be outworked and will do whatever it takes to get the job done. At Fox Marin, we are always the hardest workers in the room.

RELENTLESSNESS

At Fox Marin, we never, ever give up. We always find a way to win and play from a position of strength, tenacity, and compassion. We are always championing and advocating for our clients – seeking to problem-solve or find an innovative solution with a winning mindset and an all-in attitude.

GROWTH & EXPANSION

We at Fox Marin are committed to the concept of continual and never-ending improvement in all facets of our life; we are continually striving for personal and professional growth and excellence. We all share the universal principle of trying to achieve our fullest potential. We are never satisfied with the status quo, and we always want to deliver our very best for our clients and our teammates. We, as a company, are committed to stretching and developing ourselves and our organization. We don’t just look from within. We look at other industries, cultures, and viewpoints from around the world for ideas and ways to innovate, inspire, motivate and help us grow and ensure that we remain at the forefront of our industry.

ENERGY, VITALITY & RESILIENCE

Being present, fit, healthy, and fun leads to better and longer-term relationships with our clients. Showing up with gratitude, humility, humour, and a positive perspective is at the core of who we are. At Fox Marin, we champion our team, our friendships, and our partnerships with energy, vitality, and unwavering resilience.

The FM Promise

At Fox Marin, our focus is exactly where it should be – on our clients. In all of our interactions, it’s the little things we do that matter the most, that in turn create trusting and long-term rewarding relationships. We set ourselves apart by delivering a thoughtful and personalized customer experience that is unrivalled. At all times, we continually strive to ensure that our clients feel important and well looked after. At our core, our mission is to protect our clients’ long-term best interest with every decision made and action taken.

Our Company Values

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE

From day one, it has always been our belief that if we take the best possible care of our clients and provide the highest level of service, our business’s growth and success will ultimately take care of itself. At Fox Marin, we keep our focus exactly where it belongs, on our clients. As a company and as individuals, we make every decision based on the answer to the following two questions:

  1. Is this in the best interest of our client?
  2. Will this help us to deliver or improve on providing a seamless customer experience?
INTEGRITY

We at Fox Marin understand how high the stakes can be for our clients, and on a professional and personal level, we take this very seriously. Integrity is not just a word; it’s a promise, a promise to ourselves, our teammates, and our clients as to how we show up every day. We remain steadfast in our commitment not just to show up but to show up on time and always as our best selves, to deliver on what we say we’re going to do, and to always keep our commitments.

Our word is our bond, and we always take full responsibility for our actions. Sometimes words are just not enough: in an industry where there is a lot of over-promising and under-delivering, we are relentless in our commitment to always over-deliver on what we say that we are going to do and our results speak for themselves.

COMMUNICATION & TRANSPARENCY

Communication and transparency are the foundation of how we do business at Fox Marin. We believe that complete transparency and unwavering levels of open communication foster great relationships and contribute to win-win scenarios time and again. Everyone has an integral voice at our company, and over-communicating with our team and with our clients is an essential component of our company culture.

CREATIVITY, INNOVATION & ORIGINALITY

We pride ourselves on not being average in anything we do. We strive to be the exception to the rule; we are the outliers, the trendsetters, the game-changers. We have an aversion to the norm, the average, and the expected. Instead, we embrace creativity, innovation, and an original approach. We are the trailblazers and not the followers. We prove we are different time and again through our avant-garde approach, unpretentious style, and win-win results.

LONG TERM THINKING

Long-term thinking is at the core of every decision we make and the action we take. While this viewpoint is often the road less travelled, we believe the accurate measure of success to any relationship, investment, or business enterprise is achieved by taking the long view and having the courage to look far out into the future, and the patience and discipline to follow through. We set long-term goals and a vision of the future and continually strive towards it. By taking the long-term approach to everything we do, it ensures that we are fundamentally a relationship/consultant-based company motivated by seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. At Fox Marin, looking after our clients’ best long-term interests supersedes the importance of any transaction.

HARDWORKING

We are “all-in” in everything we do. We are 110% invested in success. We work with energy, commitment, and diligence to ensure that our results do the talking. We will not be outworked and will do whatever it takes to get the job done. At Fox Marin, we are always the hardest workers in the room.

RELENTLESSNESS

At Fox Marin, we never, ever give up. We always find a way to win and play from a position of strength, tenacity, and compassion. We are always championing and advocating for our clients – seeking to problem-solve or find an innovative solution with a winning mindset and an all-in attitude.

GROWTH & EXPANSION

We at Fox Marin are committed to the concept of continual and never-ending improvement in all facets of our life; we are continually striving for personal and professional growth and excellence. We all share the universal principle of trying to achieve our fullest potential. We are never satisfied with the status quo, and we always want to deliver our very best for our clients and our teammates. We, as a company, are committed to stretching and developing ourselves and our organization. We don’t just look from within. We look at other industries, cultures, and viewpoints from around the world for ideas and ways to innovate, inspire, motivate and help us grow and ensure that we remain at the forefront of our industry.

ENERGY, VITALITY & RESILIENCE

Being present, fit, healthy, and fun leads to better and longer-term relationships with our clients. Showing up with gratitude, humility, humour, and a positive perspective is at the core of who we are. At Fox Marin, we champion our team, our friendships, and our partnerships with energy, vitality, and unwavering resilience.