Choosing an Agent

You have decided to sell your most valuable asset and need a real estate agent to help guide you through the complex process of selling your home. Your objective is to get top dollar in the quickest amount of time with the least amount of inconvenience to you.

So how does one choose a real estate agent to entrust with such an important task? What should you be looking for in a real estate agent to ensure you meet your goals and objectives and that the process is managed successfully?

Solid Reputation

An agent who has a solid reputation means that she has done the same thing successfully over and over again and has a loyal following of satisfied clients. Our reputation is stellar and we would like to add you to our long list of satisfied clients.

Experience

Experience is not to be undervalued and only comes through many years of encountering different circumstances and learning how to deal with them as well as the myriad of complexities that may arise. Experienced real estate agents usually:

  • have strong negotiation techniques acquired through experience
  • offer solutions based on previous results
  • are pro-active and anticipate issues before they occur
  • understand the complexities of changing markets
  • have a large data base of potential buyers for your house
  • have a large network of experienced and trusted support staff such as mortgage lenders, home inspectors, lawyers, contractors etc.
  • can help you avoid legal pitfalls which can cost you tens of thousands of dollars
  • have crossed certain problems before and are familiar with how to “solve” such problems

We have 50 years of combined real estate experience to guide you through the process of selling your house.

Knowledge of the Area

Every agent can provide you with statistics about your area, houses that have sold, houses that are for sale or how long they took to sell. This information is available to all real estate agents. However, to provide utmost value, your agent needs to provide community level content to entice potential buyers. What cultural and community events will add flavor and a sense of belonging to the potential buyer? What are the best schools? What do people do for fun in the community? What is transportation like? We are plugged in to the communities we do business in and have the knowledge to provide the savvy buyer with the information they need to entice them about your community.

Marketing Savvy

The greater the exposure of your house the greater the chances you will sell it for the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time. As of December 31st, 2011 there were 2.2 billion people worldwide using the internet. As a matter of fact, 90% of potential buyers use the internet to find their new home. Therefore, it is critical the agent you choose uses extensive internet marketing tools to expose your property to the broadest possible audience.

We provide every client with a detailed business plan that includes a state of the art marketing plan to achieve maximum exposure to just the right audience. The more potential buyers who view your home the better the chances of generating interest from multiple buyers. We leave no stone unturned to accomplish this.

Track Record

You need an agent that has done the same thing successfully over and over again. Our track record speaks for itself.

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Result and track record
  • In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 we ranked #1 for units sold in C03.
  • In 2016 we ranked #10 out of 13,974 agents for units sold in all of GTA (C01- C15).
  • In 2016 we ranked #15 out of 13,974 agents for dollar volume sales in all of GTA (C01- C15).

Stand by Their Word

We’re guided by the principle that our word is our bond and we will do what we say we’re going to do. Our goal is to be your real estate advisors for life and we can only achieve this by gaining your trust. We stand by Our Guarantee

Human Touch

Understanding the special needs of every individual client is crucial for client satisfaction. We know we have to listen and put ourselves in your shoes before taking action. We also appreciate that the sale of your house may be initiated by challenging personal circumstances. We are sensitive to these situations and we’ll be there to offer support.

After Sale Service

You can count on us to provide you with exceptional service throughout the selling process. Our clients David and Dorothy summed it up “You made us feel like we were your only clients.”

Don’t be tempted to use an agent because you “feel obligated” to do so, or because the agent has given you a commission break or the highest appraisal of your house. To maximize the sale price of your house, you will need an agent that has all the experience, skills and qualities we have outlined above. We deliver on every one. Don’t compromise – you deserve the most qualified individuals.

Josie Stern and Valerie Benchitrit
Josie Stern and Valérie Benchitrit

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