As an in demand musician, drummer & percussionist in the Canadian music industry for over two decades, Rakesh Tewari understands the nuances of a "people business". A Juno Award winner in 2010 and with numerous nominations and other awards over the years, he's played professionally and extensively within most genres of music and is best known for his work in jazz, blues, soul, avant garde, folk music, world music and world fusion. These skills and abilities caught the attention of professionals across many industries creating many rewarding experiences here and abroad. He has also sat on funding juries for The Ontario Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts over the years. Countless hours logged through international touring & performance, these experiences have prepared him to walk into complex and demanding situations while quickly deciphering what is required. This has proven to be great training for a real estate career. Based in the South Riverdale/Leslieville community, Rakesh bought a home in the area in 1999 and maintains income property with tenants to this day. He comes from a long line of physicians and specialists, both in Canada and in India. However, it was his mother and her 30-year real estate career as a top producer who inspired Rakesh to start his own real estate business. This native maritimer knows getting along with others is the essence of getting ahead, success being linked with cooperation. Small town hospitality with big city results! Enthusiastic, positive and authentic, Rakesh builds relationships with his clients and is rational, direct and focused but also honest and sincere. Taking care of people and protecting the client while making a big difference in their lives is key. Rakesh helps entrepreneurs, creatives, other professionals and first time home buyers navigate the market whether it be home or condo; resale, assignment or pre construction for lifestyle or investment. For his sellers, in addition top online marketing and traditional advertising, old world sales come into play. Rakesh believes that life is about working on yourself, on your craft, and a life-long journey to find your own voice. What makes Rakesh unique is his ability to listen, his patience, attention to detail, getting to the soul of a situation and creating the right vibration for the desired results. His philosophy is that life is not a rehearsal, every deal is the real thing so be present and in the moment and most importantly, enjoy it.