Companies would not hire people without first checking their references. That same rule holds true in Real Estate.
The following are samples of what my clients experiences have been through their process of buying or selling with me.
Gerry, we thank you for a job well done. Your straight talking yet amiable manner and sound Realtor advice, assured us we had the right person for our needs. Our decision resulted in the sale of our West End Property quickly and to our complete satisfaction. Wishing you continue success.
Frank and Carmela
"Just a few words of thanks for your high quality professional service. First, and most important, you were able to understand my specific requirements for size, value, and quality. Then you applied your knowledge and found a property that met my needs. Further, you negotiated a very good price (less that I was prepared to pay!) Thank you for everything"
"Gerry has been the best Realtor I could of hoped for. He eased my "fear of buying" with his low keyed and non pressured approach. Time spent with him was always informative. Gerry is a key negotiaitor as well, evidenced by the great deal he secured for me."
"Just wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for all your hard work concerning the recent sale of my condo and purchase of a new home. Having dealt with other agents in the past , I can honestly say that you have far exceeded my previous experiences wtih your diligence and professionalism. In addition I have come to rely heavily upon the advice you provide me which, through our last 4 transactions together, has proved to be reliable, well thought out and accurate. You really made this very stressful time in my life much easier than anticipated and were always there to guide me along the way. For that, I am very grateful. Thanks once again for all your hard work!"
"Wow! It was an awesome process of you selling our Moms’ house for us at such an excellent price. I’m very impressed by your professional marketing ou the house, your negotiating skills to bring up the price, not down!! and the consideration given to the existing tenants. Thank you for making this such an easy process for us. We are truly delighted and recommend Gerry as an excellent Realtor."
" We are pleased say that Gerry has been our Realtor for the past 10 years. We choose to stick with Gerry not just for his professionalism and friendship, but also for the customized level of service that he provides. Gerry has an exceptional ability to understand his client?s lifestyle, future plans and personal commitments when assisting with the purchase and sale of a home. He also respects and values the hard work required in making a home comfortable and livable by ensuring that the sale price of the home represented the market value and often above market value. Gerry has always ensured that our needs came first and scheduled viewings and open houses around our lifestyle. In addition, he seems to have a knack for coming up with the perfect marketing plan to get the maximum dollar value for our property and works hard to ensure that we do not overpay or over commit on our newest investment. We wouldn?t hesitate to recommend Gerry?s services to anyone looking for that special touch that provides you with the confidence that you will get the most for your current and future residential investment. Thanks again Gerry! "
-Ed & Loretta
"His blend of genuine warmth and quiet firmness make Gerry Gramek a great guide through the challenges of house selling. His reliability, dedication and knowledge of his profession, together with his assured and competent approach, proved such a help to us. It was so good to be in the care of a man who loves his work and gives it his all. Thank you. "
-Liz & Anthony Smith
"Thank you for making our Strathcona heritage dream home a reality. We believe our unique sell-and-buy situation was particularly complicated to manage and coordinate, and other factors surely made it even more complex.But you took us through all the steps in a very systematic and professional manner...and you made it look virtually effortless! You always treated us with respect, and the information and advice you provided was reasoned, sound, evidence-based and always presented to us directly. You managed potentially volatile situations with the sellers and their realtor like a diplomat, and we believe that this was probably the main reason we were able to finally close the deal and purchase the house. We are certainly very glad you were on our side! If it ever comes time to sell our house, you will be the first person we call. And don’t be surprised to receive calls from our friends who are looking for a classy and highly-effective real estate agent."
-Dawn & Ron
"Gerry helped us make our first real estate purchase. We entered into the task not knowing much of anything about the market, nor whether we wanted to buy a home or an apartment, west side or east. Gerry's guidance and patience throughout the process were extraordinary. Most importantly though, he let us make decisions ( and mistakes) on our own. He silently steered us in the right direction because he had listened and heard what we had told him of our values, wishes and future goals. His knowledge around business practices, like rain screening, is outstanding. After going through mini-real estate boot camp with Gerry, we found our home with a quick 10 minute walk through, and knew immediately that it was for us. Our confidence with the purchase came because Gerry had effectively educated us on what makes for a valuable real estate investment. We love our new home and would recommend Gerry with great enthusiasm to any of our friends or family."
-Peter and Tara