A Q&A with Claudio Cerrito

Name: Claudio Cerrito

Occupation: Real Estate Sales Representative. Closet Interior Designer

Age: I stopped counting after 40.

Star Sign: Taurus

You’ve worked in Real Estate for over 30 years?  Do you ever get bored?

Never!  I love every minute of it…I never dreamed I would be in this business for so long but when you love something so much and are ALWAYS busy, the time flies.

What do you love most about Real Estate?

It’s a tie between my clients putting in the winning bid and buying a house I know is a perfect fit and the staging phase.  I love interior design (call me a closet Sarah Richardson) and get excited to style my clients’ places as they prepare for their sale.  It feels so rewarding when my clients tell me “wow – I never knew my place could look so good!”

You’ve been recognized by Remax as a top 10 agent in Toronto.  You’ve even won a RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, what makes you so special?

My process for working with buyers and sellers  is open, friendly, and consultative. And, I work my tail off.  Honestly.  I put my clients first – always.  And, they’re happy. 90% of my client base is from referrals.

What’s your favourite Restaurant?

In the west, it’s got to be Nodo – an amazing Italian place in the junction.  The Tornarelli Cacio Pepe is to die for.  And the warm, flourless chocolate torte is one of the most decadent desserts I’ve eaten.  My friends and I go there at least once a month. On the east side, my new favourite find is Maha’s at Gerrard and Greenwood. They serve the most incredibly delicious Egyptian dishes.  It’s family run and they are the sweetest people  I’ve met.  I’ve had a number of lunches there and recommend the Cairo Classic.

You give back a lot to the Community – why is that important for you?

I’m a firm believer in contributing back to the communities that have been so supportive of me during my career. I’m super passionate about supporting schools given their tight budgets. So far, I’ve partnered with the Pape Hoot & Howl, The Withrow Fun Fair & Silent Auction, The Dundas School Funfair and the Withrow Park Ball Hockey league.

— Claudio Cerrito, Sales Representative at RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage

Areas of Specialization

I Specialize in Residential Freehold and Residential Condo (apartments & town houses) in the Greater Toronto Area.

Accomplishments

Top 100 in Canada for 2010,2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Lifetime Achievement Award Winner; Platinum Club; Charman Club; 100% Club; RE/MAX International – top 1% of Agents in Canada.