We wanted to thank you for your help and guidance during the home buying process. As a first time homebuyer, I had a lot of questions about the process and you were a great source of knowledge for both Jeff and I. I’m certain it was your keen advice to write a note to the sellers that ultimately helped us edge out our competition. Thank you Tamar and the whole Josie Stern Team for expertly navigating us and helping us find the perfect home for our family.”
Sage and Jeff
Tamar was incredible to sell our home with – friendly, knowledgeable, and happy to walk us through the process, what to expect, what things we might be able to realistically do to increase the value and how much we might get for our nest egg… simply put – she nailed it! The virtual open house was a great way to show off the house during lockdown, and her warmth and charm only helped to make the place more desirable.
Once we sold, we turned our attention to buying a new house. We told Tamar what our desired area was and what we wanted in a house. She sent us many listings to consider, and was willing to show as many as we wanted… some a second time. Over the number of weeks we were looking, we never had to chase her — she was on top of messages, phone calls, and it was her who checked in with us if we could make time to see properties of interest, even if we didn’t think it was “the one.” This helped us to be more informed and prepared so that when we did fall in love with a place, we were ready to move on it.
In each place we visited she pointed out features and shortcomings, trying to give us the whole picture of what to expect and consider. Her impeccable communication both with us and the listing agents of the homes we were interested in helped us to get a sense of how much competition we might have in making an offer, and what it might ultimately cost. Even though we were looking for 7 weeks, we never felt pressured to purchase or made to feel that we were becoming a drag. In the end we sold a home and bought a fabulous new home that ticked all the boxes. We can’t recommend Tamar enough for all your real estate needs!
Natalie & Mitch
Josie and Val made the home buying and selling process as easy and enjoyable as we could have imagined. They were professional, managed our expectations, and listened to our needs and wants carefully. Even though they are extremely busy, they always gave us the time of day and made us feel like a priority. We have already recommended them to many friends, and would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. Thank you for helping us to buy our dream home! We know our family will be happy there for years to come, and we will always be grateful for your help.
Tamar was so great to work with! As a first-time homebuyer she made the process much easier and less stressful than I expected. She was supportive and encouraging but when the situation called for it, she provided a dose of realism – something we all need when dealing with the Toronto real estate market.
Tamar is a real estate expert but she treats her clients like friends. I would recommend her highly and will definitely work with her next time I’m in the market.
When we decided we wanted to take the next step, and move out of the apartment Brandon had been living in for 6 years, we were nervous. Tamar made the process so easy. She took every question we had, and explained it thoroughly. Whenever we needed time, or more information, she was right there to help us through it. She was patient, and took the time to really look for everything we wanted – she even found some things we didn’t know we wanted! After several months, when covid hit, we thought our search would become even more difficult. But Tamar still found us listings, still communicated with us daily, and kept us hopeful. And then, about 6 months into our search in June, with us both feeling exhausted and dragged down with the daily global news, Tamar took us into what would one day be our first home together. Through the whole process Tamar was supportive, patient, and always thoughtful about our needs. We want to thank her and the rest of her team for being so helpful and kind, and making this process as smooth as it could have been.
We bought our first home with Tamar very recently.
Our experience working with Tamar was incredible! Tamar is a go getter, patient, and knowledgeable about the neighbourhood. She truly cared about us and our needs. She found the home we always wanted and it was a perfect match. Tamar was incredible at getting the deal closed and has even helped us afterwards. She’s kept in touch and made sure everything is going well with us.
One of our best decision we made is working with Tamar.
Tamar, thank you!!