We were thoroughly impressed with Amanda's efforts and success in selling our home. We did not know who to contact when we decided that we would be moving out of the province. At the suggestion of a real estate agent friend, we interviewed four agents who had listings in our area. Amanda's presentation showed that she was prepared and had a sales strategy that we were comfortable with.
When we decided to hire Amanda, she spent time in our home providing tips on how to make it present well to prospective buyers. This ranged from moving furniture to better show space utilization to staging props to suggestions on small repairs like cupboard door stain touch-ups.
It can be a challenge trusting someone with such a large investment, but Amanda kept us informed which made us feel more comfortable. We became anxious after the house was on the market for a couple weeks that we had over-priced the property, especially since we had been warned about agents that suggest high asking prices in order to get hired. However, Amanda gave us weekly status reports of similar properties to demonstrate that we were in the correct range. In the end, our house sold at asking price, higher than some of the other agents had suggested! I am confident that Amanda got us the best price.
I felt most grateful for Amanda's expertise on the night of negotiations. She expertly walked us through the reams of paperwork, indicating key clauses and areas for decision-making. After the papers were signed, she continued to stay in touch to help us through the lifting of conditions and house closing procedures.
I would not hesitate to recommend Amanda's services; in fact, I already have. She was professional, extremely competent, and friendly to work with.
Dr. Heather Dagenais
A Real Expert on Our Side
We have used Amanda’s services on two occasions since moving to the GTA from Ottawa. Each time, we felt we had a real expert on our side. We didn’t realize how little we knew about Real Estate until she shared her expertise with us. She took the time to understand exactly what type of home we were looking for, and to help us understand the Real Estate Market. With every question we had (and we had many), she gave us her honest opinion backed up by her incredible amount of knowledge on all things real estate. She made sure we got almost daily alerts on property matches and was quick to follow-up with even more detailed information and quickly arranged viewings for us. We felt that she cared just as much about finding our perfect home as we did.
To anyone out there who is serious about buying (or selling) a home, we highly recommend Amanda – a rare and true professional!
Altaf & Tanvir
She Treats Every Sale/Purchase As If It Were Her Own
I am so grateful to my friend (a past client of Amanda’s) for introducing me to Amanda!
Amanda has been there every step of the way during my home search. Her patience was endless to my many concerns. She tackled all my questions energetically, addressing each very clearly and knowledgeably.
She asked key questions and listened very carefully to my needs. As my objectives became more focused, Amanda continued to further refine my property search to reflect my changing desires and needs.
Eventually we found a home that had everything I had been looking for. However, we soon learned that we would be competing with multiple offers! Amanda skillfully guided me through the offer process, the many counter offers, and in the end I was ecstatic to learn that our offer won!!!
Not only did she win the home from the other competition for me (because I really wanted it!), she continued to work and comprehensively reviewed and researched the issues outlined in the home inspection.
I want to thank Amanda for all her follow-up. Even though the home was already sold conditionally, Amanda went above and beyond what most agents do. She even went beyond what most home inspectors do to get to the nitty-gritty of the concerns raised through the home inspection.
Amanda basically treats every home purchase as if she were making the purchase for herself, taking in to account your own needs and budget concerns.
Amanda is an outstanding agent and I HIGHLY recommend her if you are purchasing or selling your home.
Above And Beyond All Expectations
We can’t express the gratitude enough to you for helping us with our first home!
You went above and beyond all expectations and we thank you for all that you did.
You are so incredible at what you do. We always felt that you had our best interests at heart. You have definitely chosen the right profession.
We wish you much success now and in the future.
With Sincere Appreciation,
Laura & Dario
In The Business For The Right Reasons and it Shows!
Those tenants you found me are amazing! I find myself forgetting that I own an investment condo. I can't thank you enough!
Anytime you need a referral don't hesitate to ask. You worked so hard for me and you were always on top of everything. I always felt that you were looking out for my best interests at all times. Looking back and considering how scary the process was, I can gladly say it was money well spent.
I've never written a referral before, but it would be my pleasure to recommend you! I'm confident that other customers will see what I mean once they work with you.
You're in this business for the right reasons and it shows. No one wants a pushy agent who won't make time for them, or won't explain things fully. Those agents could learn a thing or two from you.
All the best Amanda!
She Made the Stress a Lot Easier to Manage
When I think of Amanda, I think of my awesome realtor who knows her stuff and is always willing to go above and beyond for her clients. You were always available and willing to meet me, even at my workplace in order to get things done. You always made yourself available when I needed you, and you were so passionate about all the details. I felt like you and I were buying together! Amanda made a very stressful point in my life a LOT easier to manage. She is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that her clients best interests are FIRST. It was a pleasure to be represented by her and I will definitely recommend Amanda if anyone is looking to buy or sell.
What we will remember most about you Amanda, is all your selfless effort to meet not only the sellers demands, but more so, our needs as buyers as well. We found you to be hard working, very efficient, reliable, approachable, very friendly and sincere. Thank you for making our first-time home buying experience a pleasant one.
The DeCarmen Family
On The Ball At All Times
Amanda was exactly the kind of realtor we needed. She made it all make sense, which took all the stress and confusions away instantly. She is very knowledgeable, professional, informative, energetic and on the ball at all times. She truly went above any beyond which was very much appreciated. Amanda made this a very memorable experience for us and we will definitely be passing her card along.
Kristin and Izaique
No Pressure, Excellent Follow-Up
My journey with Amanda with respect to my experience as a First Time Home Buyer was amazing.
I started looking for a nice place over 1 year ago, but I wasn’t sure what area I wanted to purchase in. I also have very specific needs because I don’t drive.
I originally met with another realtor, but I didn’t like the fact that I was pressured. The way Amanda works was different. There was no pressure and she kept in contact with me for over a year before I was finally ready to start looking more seriously.
She also provided me with a lot of references (comparable values) and information regarding past sale prices of similar properties, which is so important, especially when you are a First Time Home Buyer. Her attention to detail and follow-up was not just limited to the sale, because even after everything was done, she still continued to check in with me to make sure everything was going smoothly and I really appreciated it.
I highly recommend Amanda for all your concerns regarding real estate because she is knowledgeable and professional at what she does. Her negotiating skills are excellent as well. She will guide you through the entire process and always give you her honest opinion.
Devoted, Professional, Determined
Amanda is extremely good at what she does. She is devoted, professional and determined to providing excellent service to all her clients. Her knowledge and determination to get the best value for her clients is second to none. Thanks again for getting us exactly what we wanted and for teaching us what we did not know – even though we thought we did! You’re the best and I truly mean it! It was a great pleasure to have Amanda represent us and I would highly recommend Amanda without hesitation.
By Far The Most Competent Agent We Have Dealt With (In 20+ Years of Buying and Selling)
Amanda is an extremely knowledgeable, energetic and enthusiastic agent and is by far the most competent agent we have dealt with in our 20 years as home owners of 4 different properties. She was well engaged in both our recent buying and selling experiences and worked tirelessly towards meeting our needs.
It is no surprise to us that she has won many awards and is in the top 6-10% of agents Canada-wide. We are confident she will continue to win awards in the years to come.
With no hesitation, we would recommend this outstanding agent to our friends, family and acquaintances should they ever require the services of a realtor.
Thanks for an Incredible Journey!
She Made The Process Fun! (While Keeping my Best Interests in Mind)
I contacted Amanda through the recommendation of a friend and it was a great choice! She was very professional, easy to talk to and relate with, and she was always ready to give me her full attention and patience.
She is very knowledgeable about different markets and industry trends across the GTA. Her guidance and advice made the home-buying process fun and as a first-time buyer, she had all of my best interests in mind. In the end, she was able to find exactly what I was looking for in my price range.
I would definitely recommend and use her again in the future.
Entire Process Went Smoothly
It was a pleasure dealing with Amanda right from the beginning (with the sale of our home, an international relocation, and a rental).
She was professional, friendly, fun and interesting. What we will remember most was her expertise, negotiating skills and attention to detail. We found her to be knowledgeable and the entire selling process went smoothly because of her!
Amanda will be highly recommended.
Scott and Julie Leahey
I will remember Amanda’s support throughout the entire process of selling our house (from preparation, staging, advising us, explaining the process, managing the sale etc.) including our bidding war which resulted in several offers over asking price.
She Kept our Wants/Needs Her Main Focus
Amanda, you were very patient with Bill and I as we sought out your expertise way back in April of 2014. As we learned more about the costs and minimum payments required for the type of home that would qualify as our “Dream Home”, we were so pleased that you stepped back to allow us the time to save and all be on the same page for when the time was right.
We always felt that Amanda was professional, passionate and determined to find us the perfect home. She always kept our wants/needs as her main focus. I will always remember our many “chats” regarding the best time to purchase a home and that when the price of a home seems too good to be true, it usually is! Thank you for explaining to Bill (both the benefits) and implications involved in purchasing a fixer upper.
Fast forward to March 2015 and we are now eagerly awaiting the keys to our new home at the end of April 2015. Thank you for everything you’ve done and the time sacrificed in helping us along this journey to home ownership. All we keep thinking now is “why didn’t we do this sooner?”
Patient, Knowledgeable and an Excellent Negotiator
Amanda was an asset to our experience buying our first home from start to finish. She helped us understand the market and went above and beyond to ensure we had all of the information needed in order to make the best decision regarding our future home. She was patient, knowledgeable and an excellent negotiator.
Overall, we highly recommend Amanda to anyone looking to purchase a home (especially first time home buyers like us).
Kristin and Eric Monteiro