Chris Chopik Toronto Real Estate Sales 416.993.4870

I am a Realtor in Toronto. I love my job. Working with clients discover the value of quality of life choices related to choosing the right neighbourhood, home or real estate investment is a personal passion and fulfilling experience.

For 15 years I have worked as an urban Realtor helping clients to optimize lifestyle consideration while investing in real estate. Whether you live in your home or buy for pure investment I provide my clients with a clear process and straightforward advice about value, lifestyle and opportunity. Every house is different. With my years of experience buying, selling, and renovating I have a keen eye for quality and opportunity. Let's grab a coffee and see if we have good chemistry. 

In addition to working with clients I invest time in understanding broader marketplace issues. I write and speak about the nexus of Sustainability and Real Estate. My expertise is partly derived from my volunteer work as President of the Board of Directors of LEAF, as well as working with governments on energy ratings in homes, and educating the real estate industry about selling homes with high performance characteristics including energy ratings, solar panels and geothermal heating.

I value living locally and participating in my community. I am also a single dad who prides himself on teaching fearlessness to my kids. 

Connect with me on Facebook and Twitter, and stay in touch with my blog for new listings and commentary on the issues that are closest to me.

I am currently completing a MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University. My Major Research Project is an examination of the Future Impacts of Climate Change on Real Estate Values in Canada and Globally.

Eco Profile: Green Real Estate Agent Chris Chopik

Excerpt from original Article by Jaclyn Law, EcoLiving Scotia Bank

Most of the year, Chris Chopik can be seen cruising around on his distinctive neon-green Strida, meeting clients at properties around Toronto. By going car-free, he says, he saves nearly five tonnes of CO2 a year. "It may seem weird, but…it's been very positive despite the logistical challenges. When you're in a car, you don't really experience neighbourhoods—the smell of the air and the demeanour of the people—in the same way. I say that house-hunting, like life, is better by bike, and I believe that. I love working with people in the context of real estate, but not if we have to do it in an SUV and drive up to [the distant] suburbs.”

Chopik encourages colleagues to find something they're passionate about—whether it's greener gardening, eco-technology or non-toxic playgrounds—and turning it into a vehicle for connecting with people. “Pick the thing you really like and use that as your wedge and go for it.”

When working with clients, Chopik seeks homes that reduce their transportation time. “Quality of life matters. If you're spending an hour each way commuting to work, that's 10 hours a week, or six weeks every year, spent sitting in your car, and in my view, that sucks.” (When snow forces him to leave his bike at home, Chopik depends on public transit and occasionally AutoShare, a car-sharing program.)