What our clients are saying......
Vendors and Buyers Testimonials
Here is a testimonial from a HAPPY SELLER!
My name is Susan and I've met Chris five years ago when I've purchased my first property. Since then, I've purchased two properties and just last month I've sold a condominium at 20 Southport in the Bloor West Village area. It sold for the list price and it sold in 24 HOURS. The list price is the highest price any property sold in that building. I'm a very satisfied customer. Thanks very much Chris!
Thinking about SELLING?
Here is a very educational story about Vendors interviewing 3 Realtors
"In April of 1999, I was offered a transfer to Ottawa, with a commencement date of mid May. I needed a agent who will be able to sell our house within three weeks, and at a price that was relevant to the current market. At the time I was living by myself in Toronto, as my brother who co-owned the house with me was already living in Ottawa. Our immediate concern was to find a trustworthy realtor, to sell our house.
My brother was recommended a full time realtor by a real estate agent in Ottawa. When she came to inspect our home, she was not impressed. It was too modest and not worthy of her time. She would take it on the condition that if it did not sell within two weeks, that the asking price be lowered. This full time "experienced" agent wanted to set the asking price some $15,000 lower than what we eventually received.
Next, we interviewed "slick Jim". Jim was just the opposite of agent A. He was going to get us a price that we felt was not realistic. Jim's primary objective was to get the listing and he was prepared to tell us anything to get it. Jim also said that he sells his houses only to his clients. A clear conflict of interest.
When you approached us, right away we were impressed with your enthusiasm and dedication. Prior to your initial visit, you researched our neighbourhood throughly to ascertain the true fair market value of your home. You then conducted a through inspection of the house to determine what was needed in order for it to sell. You followed up, lend assistance and advise us accordingly. You went far beyond the expected duties of a normal real estate. Most agents are only interested in their commission. Your primary concern was that our needs were well taken care of. Due to your efforts, our house sold within 3 days of listing and we were able to get 98.6% of our asking price.
When choosing a real estate agent, make sure that you are comfortable with that individual. The agent that you select will play a major role in the price that you will receive and how long it will take to sell your home. Your home is probably your largest single investment. The outcome will affect you financially and emotionally. Make sure that you trust that person.
We highly recommend Mr. Christian Lepsa to anyone and if we ever move back to Toronto he will be our agent.
Yours truly, David and Paul R. "
THINKING ABOUT BUYING?
Here is a HAPPY BUYER. You could be one too.
"Hi Chris, it has been a few weeks since we have spoken. I feel that it is important to express my gratitude to you for making my first time Real Estate purchase experience an educational, expedient and enjoyable one.
I was very anxious at the start of the process of looking for my first home. You came highly recommended by John Oleas from the Royal Bank Mortgage Organization, however, I still did not know what to expect. I was concerned to be in a high pressure sales situation, as I had heard other Real Estate Agents could behave.
I was so relieved that you were genuinely interested in finding me a home that would suit my budget and lifestyle needs. You also recognized that I was a person that wanted to know every aspect of the process so you educated me on all the methods of mortgage calculations, internet home shopping, differences between townhomes (freehold vs condo style), you drove me around all the neighborhoods I had shown interest and gave me your honest opinion about their appropriateness for me and home values in the areas over the last 5 years.
You were very thorough, patient and allowed me the time and space to feel comfortable with my choices.
In the end, you helped me change my focus from a home to a condo, so that I could afford to live in the High Park area(in my favorite neighborhood), in the lifestyle that I enjoyed, without compromising the "must haves" that I had outlined. Also, during the negotiations with the selling party, knowing that there was a lot of competition for this condominium, you gave the right counseling so that my offer became the offer of choice in the process.
It was a fabulous choice, I am very happy, I have a carefree existence, I use the gym and the pool at my convenience, the underground garage is well lit, well kept and will be a dream during the winter.
Thank you for all of the above, I will recommend your services to my friends when they will be in the market for a home.
Sincerely, Susan G. Toronto"