Ginette & Paul P.

Downsized to a condo

“As we ushered 2014 in our new home, we reflected on the year that was as well as the year ahead. 2013 began with a decision that I would retire by the end of the year and the time was nearing for us to leave our home of almost 27 years in order to downsize, reduce our costs and simplify our lives.

By happenstance, you knocked on our door in March, asking if we knew of anyone thinking of selling in the near future. “Not for another year or so” replied Paul, “but let’s talk, as we’ve been thinking of having our home appraised”.

You offered to give us an estimate of its value with no obligation. You also made some recommendations as to how we might make it more attractive to buyers. We all know how one chooses to put our personal stamp on a home is not usually the best approach for attracting potential buyers.

We’d been scouting for condos in the Beach, mostly on Queen St. East, just west of Woodbine. You signed us up for regular emails that would inform us of available condos. Again, with no obligation, you encouraged us to arrange visits to any and all units that might be of interest.

The rest is history. After a visiting a number of condos, we fell in love with one that met all of our expectations, including location. The time to jump was now – even if it was a full year earlier than planned. As you were away, your brother Sean stepped in and helped us negotiate a very fair deal, especially since the original price was beyond our means.

With your expert assistance and guidance, we managed to downsize and prepare our home to one that would appeal to the maximum number of visitors and potential buyers.

You even provided transportation for our excess furniture and basement contents to a rental locker. In less than 4 weeks from our purchase, the house was ready for sale.

Four days later, a Sold sign went up: within a couple of thousand dollars of your initial assessment. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to purchase our dream condo, and sell when we did. When I did retire in late November, all I had to do was sit back, enjoy and relax.

Thank you both for your support which played a huge role in making our transition from a house to a condo a smooth one. We highly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.”