“Not only does Sarah J. Stevens consistently work to encourage, inspire and empower both friends and clients alike, her trusted mentorship, knowledge and strategies for financial success have produced far-reaching results for all that know her. It is her contagiously positive attitude and natural ability to strategize that makes her an absolute joy to work with. She always produces timely results above and beyond all expectation with intelligence, ease and confidence.”
- Mackenzie E. Marshall, Teacher, Rainbow District School Board
“I have been a Real Estate lawyer for over 28 years and have acted for many investor clients. I represented Sarah Stevens as her Real Estate lawyer on several occasions in the past few years, when she was dealing with investment properties. I found her to be a very astute and knowledgeable investor, while remaining honest and forthright in her dealings with me and the other parties that we were working with. She struck me as a very driven person, which appears to have translated into a very successful property investment portfolio for her in a fairly short period of time.”
- Paul Rabinovitch C.S., Managing Partner, Certified Specialist Real Estate Law, HGR Graham Partners LLP
“Sarah’s expertise has been instrumental in growing our real estate portfolio. Her vast
knowledge of the market helped guide us to achieve almost immediate positive cash flow
investments when we entered into the student rental market. Her passion and dedication is truly valued in watching our investment portfolio grow. Sarah helped us create a significant plan to generate residual income. Since meeting and working with Sarah in less than 12 months we have tripled our real estate investments and increased our monthly rental income by 600%.”
- Dan Sanniti and Karyn Faryna NCIDQ & ARIDO
“Sarah is an extremely driven and passionate real estate agent who has gone above and beyond in helping us find multiple properties and investment opportunities. Her success is contagious and there is no person we trust more than Sarah. She has the Midas touch when it comes to investing and all of her recommendations have brought in amazing returns. Sarah has helped us with commercial properties, commercial leasing, residential, and waterfront investment properties as well as proved to be a valuable resource for flips. Sarah has an exceptional understanding of the market and economy. She helped us purchase a waterfront property for $400,000 and within 10 months, we sold it for a gross profit of $110,000. During the 10 months we only invested $10,000 and 20 hours worth of work and were able to rent it out for $2,300 /week in the summer.”
- Fabian Bolzonello & Rebecca Steele
“Sarah is amazing. Her passion, knowledge and encouragement helped us attain our dream cottage years ahead of schedule. This was a huge for us and her patience, credibility and authenticity made this process very easy. A good investment that we will enjoy with friends and family, we can honestly say that without Sarah’s assistance and connections, we wouldn’t have been able to realize our dream of owning a cottage. We recommend her to all of our friends!”
- Dr. Joe Baker, York University and Ann-Marie Kungl-Baker, MPH, CHE, Director of
Communications and Stakeholder Relations, North Simcoe Muskoka CCAC
“After going through a separation I found myself worried about how I would make ends meet and survive financial hardship, on my own. Sarah’s sound advice, positivity and practical support made me want to “get real” and take control of my financial future. Sarah’s mentorship and authentic interest in my future success gave me the confidence to invest in real estate. Since then I’ve cultivated that confidence and increased my wealth beyond what I ever thought was possible.”
- Ginette C. Demers, Registered Social Worker
“Sarah understood our vision and direction from the beginning. Her knowledge of real estate investment, housing market trends, and supply and demand made her the top runner to represent the sale of our entire real estate investment portfolio in Orillia. She blew us away with constant communication and updates on statistics, views online, showings, professional photography, and a steadfast commitment to ensure that our goals were reached. She worked tirelessly to ensure all transactions were completed. Attentive, professional, and friendly, Sarah is an excellent resource at any stage of an investment portfolio.”
- Dwayne Down, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor
“We are really happy with the attentive service and professional advice that Sarah provided Peter and I during a stressful bidding war in the Toronto housing market. She dealt exceptionally well with the pressures and focused on our vision: a duplex style property in downtown Toronto.
Once Sarah helped us determine an investment property that matched our goals and after many searches with long hours looking at properties, Sarah found a property that ticked all the boxes and within 2 hours of viewing, had put in an offer. She confidently guided us through a stressful bidding war against 3 additional offers. Understanding value for money, we offered a slight increase which was accepted but the seller. However, they wanted all conditions removed. Sarah, not wanting to rush the deal but rather us feel secure in our investment, encouraged us not to take off the home inspection clause as she understood how hidden costs could jeopardize our financial success. Our offer, with condition, was accepted!
Since the property was a duplex, Sarah also helped us right away secure a tenant for the
upstairs unit upon the day after closing. A year later, we moved upstairs and the lower unit was featured on HGTV’s Income Property. Sarah had advised us that renovating the unit would generate higher rent from $1200 to $1800. After the show the rent jumped to an outstanding $2000 per month for the rental unit! This unit now pays the mortgage we carry. Amazing!
Sarah understood the long-term investment potential of the property and currently the house value has increased by over 60% since first purchased. The house purchase, the ease of dealing with all the transactions at each stage throughout the process was made so easy and smooth with Sarah’s guidance and patience at each turn. We are really happy and things worked better than we had imagined! Buying real estate and learning from Sarah as our agent, has encouraged us to buy more rental properties outside of Toronto as part of our investment portfolio.
- Peter Webster & David Newman, Owner hairbydavid, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor
“I have known Sarah in a professional capacity for many years and often seek out her advice. When Sarah shares an opinion it is always based on fact and careful thought. She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the economy, trends and the real estate market.
I recently hired Sarah to sell several properties from my portfolio. I was very confident of her ability and had high expectations, yet she still managed to ‘over deliver’ the way she coordinated, negotiated and completed all three sales efficiently and effectively. Sarah is strategic, focused and a natural people person which in addition to her knowledge and expertise, is what makes her so successful. She is a very valuable asset to my business.”
- Irene Byrne, Residual Income Specialist
“Sarah J. Stevens is extremely knowledgeable about finances, property ownership, and
planning for the future. She encouraged and guided me to take ownership of my life and work on improving my credit. Her natural ability to network and authentic approach to business assisted me in finding an excellent mortgage broker. I was having a hard time finding a broker that had fair rates and was becoming stressed out as own a home so I can support and care for my aging parents. It was always an incredibly stressful time when my mortgage was due to be renewed. With your guidance I was able to secure a great rate.
Sarah, I will never consider anyone else should I wish to buy or sell property or seek investment advice. You are so good at what you do, you make it easy and stress free. As a woman I am know confident to take control of my own future. Thank you!”
- Sheila Winegarden, Community Engagement Coordinator, North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network
“Sarah J. Stevens was a pleasure to work with. Sarah is driven and trustworthy and makes the process of buying a house very easy. She helped me buy my first house, and walked me through all the steps with ease. Sarah is extremely passionate about her work and quickly understood what I was looking for. At the time when I was looking to buy my first home I thought it would be impossible. I look forward to doing business with her again soon. A process that can sometimes be scary was very positive and exciting. Thanks Sarah!”
- Tom Bouhs, Owner of Rosie’s Original Meat Pies
“Sarah J. Stevens has been our first choice for a realtor, in the past and currently. She is honest, direct, reliable, and is respectful of our time. She is a great negotiator, and has provided us with outstanding creative problem solving.”
- Dr. Melanie Colpitts and Dave Diekmann