About

Sandy & Rayissa

 
 

The Homes4Toronto Real Estate Team is led by Sandy Bodnar and Rayissa Palmer, with Sutton Group Old Mill Realty Inc., Brokerage in Toronto West.

Rayissa Palmer & Sandy Bodnar | Giving Your Dreams a Home in Toronto
 
 
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The Homes4Toronto Real Estate Process

For many people, buying or selling their home is the largest transaction they’ll make in their lives. It can be a daunting prospect, but the right realtor can help you navigate that experience so it is enjoyable, positive, and profitable. Our process helps to ensure it is a great real estate business adventure, driving towards the best outcome.

Real Estate Process | Sandy & Rayissa, Your Toronto Home Specialists

The PErsonal Interview

Your real estate needs are unique. We get that. It’s why we start with an in-depth interview to identify your home buying or selling goals, then determine how we can exceed your expectations through a personalized solution.

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EXTENSIVE RESEARCH

We do a deep dive, using all of our resources to examine every aspect of the fast-moving real estate market. This includes our custom method for pricing, a system that helps to find the best recommended prices for sale or purchase.

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compLETE Support

Real estate is never easy. But we love what we do and our Homes4Toronto team works hard throughout the process to keep you informed, understanding all your options, and answering all your questions.

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A Focus On Your Home

We work behind the scenes to keep your home in focus at all times, from professional staging to attending inspections. Whether you’re buying or selling, we guide you through the process, from start to sale – and beyond.

A Little More About Sandy & Rayissa

 
 
Your Toronto Home Specialists | Sandy Bodnar

Sandy Bodnar

The Real Estate Whisperer

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

“For many people, it takes years to discover their career passion. I found mine almost 40 years ago when I first became a realtor. I hit the ground running every day, ready to guide my buyers and sellers through the process so they can get the most out of the experience.” Sandy Bodnar

Sandy is well known in Toronto's communities, and over four decades, she has emerged as a favourite among clients and other realtors. With a zeal and strong drive in helping her clients sell and buy their homes, Sandy is skilled at collaborating with other specialists, keeping abreast of Toronto real estate as well as the latest staging trends.

When Sandy’s not in Toronto West, you can find her at her summer cottage, elbow deep in rich soil as she works in her gardens or relaxes on the deck, or traveling with her little granddaughter on day trips and vacations. You can also follow her candid tweets about real estate as well as life in general via Twitter (@sandybodnar).

Your Toronto Home Specialists | Rayissa Palmer

Rayissa Palmer

The ExperIENCED MARKETER

BROKER

In 2011, Rayissa joined her mother, Sandy Bodnar, translating her 15-year career in marketing, advertising and branding for Fortune 100 clients to real estate and becoming a top performer within 18 months. In fact, in 2017, Rayissa won Sutton Group’s inaugural National Award of Excellence. Each winner demonstrates tremendous leadership and represents the best of what a Sutton real estate professional is. Rayissa was one of 30 recipients selected from across Canada and from 7,000 Sutton agents nationwide.

Rayissa has a thirst for learning and is continually increasing her knowledge in the dynamic, shifting world of real estate through additional certification classes, in-field experience and extensive market research to put to good use for her clients.

When Rayissa is not helping her clients find or stage a home in Toronto, you can find her indulging her passion for cooking. You can also follow her tweets about real estate, marketing, social media, cooking and pop culture via Twitter (@rayissap).

 
 

Giving Back

The Homes4Toronto team believes strongly in giving back to the community they live and work in. Sandy & Rayissa both support local Mimico organizations, providing sponsorship and volunteering with the Mimico Residents Association for their annual Halloween Dance and other events as well as being a supporter of events at the local elementary school, St. Leo’s. In addition, together they sponsor an annual Food Drive for the Daily Bread Food Bank in Mimico, collecting non-perishable food items and donations that benefit those Mimico neighbours in need. And both actively support Canadian shoe designer Ron White’s Annual Shoe Drive, which collects gently used shoes and refurbishes them. Sandy & Rayissa also serve as regular road marshals, complete with orange vests and walkie-talkies, for Le Tour De Terra Cotta in Terra Cotta, Ontario (Caledon West).

In addition, Sandy annually supports the local Police’s charitable efforts to bring local sports and summer camp programs to kids in need. Rayissa is a strong arts proponent, supporting arts groups in Toronto by volunteering with organizations like Luminato and Soundstreams. Rayissa is also a regular volunteer with the Terra Cotta Community Centre.

 
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Fun Fact:  Food Network Canada’s Dinner Party Wars

Food Network Canada's Dinner Party Wars | Sandy & Rayissa

Both ladies love to host parties and to cook. Sandy & Rayissa had the opportunity to do so on television on the Food Network Canada show, Dinner Party Wars, Season 2, which aired in September 2011 with hosts Chef Corbin Tomaszeski and etiquette expert Anthea Turner. Their episode was called Bird in Hand. Synopsis: “Policemen John and Chris prepare a British Isles menu but even the spicy discussion can’t distract from a serious meal delay. Dee and Mark’s red carpet event goes from glamour to guano when her cockatoos join the party! Sandy and Rayissa serve up a Southern comfort soirée that’s upstaged by the heat in the kitchen.” And check out Rayissa’s Spicy Cajun Meatloaf recipe from the show that’s available on the Food Network Canada site.