Beyond Dollars and Cents
Competent, experienced real estate brokers provide their clients with the best possible chance of finding or selling their home on their terms. This was certainly the case for first-time buyer Tamara, who had this to say about her experience of securing a property with the help of a real estate broker.
Tommy was a tremendous help throughout the whole process. For example, he took
care of all the complicated paperwork that inevitably comes with real estate
Tommy is a
real estate broker in the Greater Montreal Area, a member of the Quebec
Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB). His professionalism and eye
for detail made a strong impression on Tamara, who feels that using a real
estate broker is simply good common sense.
really glad he was there, because he made sure that all of the legal stuff was
done properly. I’m so busy that this was something that would have been just
about impossible for me to do.”
also struck by how much Tommy helped to bring the right kind of properties her
“This was a
real bonus for us. As buyers we were able to work with resources showing
listings that would have been impossible to access if we had handled the
purely practical side of what her broker had to offer was obviously a real
advantage for Tamara, the added value Tommy brought went beyond facts and
real charisma. Everyone loves him right away. He managed to persuade the seller
to take our offer, even though it wasn’t the highest. He convinced her that we
were the right buyers because we felt so strongly that the condo was perfect
for us. I don’t know exactly what he said, but it sure worked.”
describes it, she had already visited a number of properties that were very
close to what she wanted, but that when she saw this condo, she knew it was “the
“Straight away I knew that I wanted this beautiful home. The problem was, we were in a multiple offer battle with three other buyers. This is where Tommy’s help really counted. He did everything he could to make sure we got the condo. With multiple offers the price usually goes over asking, but he knew that we didn’t have much wiggle room financially speaking.”
His strategy was insightful and showed a real understanding of the often emotional nature of the real estate market.
us that he always presents offers to the home owner personally because it gives
him the opportunity to speak from the heart and show why his clients are the
right fit for the home. For him, selling a property isn’t just about numbers.
Working with Tommy, you really get the sense that he loves to create deals that
make everyone as happy as possible. He obviously loves his job and I think
that’s one of the reasons he’s so successful.
look at what he did for us! We were third highest out of four offers, but
because he presented our offer with such a positive attitude he managed to
really connect with the seller. As a result, she decided to go with her heart
and sell us the home. It just shows that money doesn’t always beat emotions and
For Tamara, Tommy’s enthusiasm and expertise ensured a worry-free process.
explained everything to us at every stage and we always felt very much in
control. If somebody were to ask me if it’s worth having a broker, I would
absolutely say yes. There is so much to take care of and learn, so much
paperwork. Everything is easy with a broker and just things like Tommy telling
us not to worry and assuring us that everything was going to be O.K. made
everything a lot less stressful. I can’t imagine doing everything he did while also
having to take care of everything I already need to do in my daily life. Just
replying to all the calls alone would have been impossible.”
that drive, dedication and enthusiasm for the work is what makes a good broker such
a useful ally.
takes someone who is 100% dedicated to their job, positive-minded and
hardworking to pull this off. He put everything he could into helping us,
showing us as many properties as we wanted, and then really clinching the deal
when he saw that this condo was right for us.”
how effective was Tommy’s contribution?
“We saw the condo on Saturday, and by Tuesday it was ours. We really love our new home. Basically, everything turned out perfectly.”