I have engaged Marisha both as a buyer and a seller and applaud her professionalism and knowledge of the Toronto real estate market.
She helped me successfully conclude both transactions to a high level of satisfaction and I would highly recommend Marisha for any Toronto real estate transactions.
You are an angel to me. What a blessing to have randomly picked you off the Internet.
You have worked so hard, always with my best interests at heart. Thank you for your overwhelming generosity. You have made my every dream come true.
You have my loyalty forever. You are an incredible person. Thank you!
It is hard when you have to relocate within your own country, but it is even harder when you are posted abroad to another continent representing your country with 4 children between the ages of 4 and 13!
Marisha is making it all possible!!!
We found her web browsing through the Internet and never thought to find such an efficient and wonderful person. She answered all our mails and international telephone calls, even on Sundays. She was patient with us at the beginning when we weren't sure of what we wanted. She helped us clarify our ideas and as soon as we told her what we wanted she found it for us, visiting even the schools in the area of our choice in order to make sure that our children would be accepted there.
She scheduled the visits we needed on our preparatory trip to Toronto in order to check out the houses to lease and went out of her way in order to help us reach a decision. For example we found ourselves invited on a Sunday to check out the prices on appliances and homeware!
She negotiated the leasing contract all in our best interest , so that our 10 day trip was a complete success. We couldn't believe we had a house and schools ready in July for the arrival in September of the whole family to Toronto! She even took us to Canadian Tire to buy inflatable beds so that we can minimize our hotel stay at our arrival, and is safekeeping them for us...
You really are the BEST, Marisha, and not only professionally. We feel very lucky to count on you and your husband Eli among our first good friends in Toronto !!
Take good care, and see you back in Toronto in September! Thanks again for everything,
Pilar and Ramón
Ramon and Pilar Perez Esteve de Chaves
Marisha is probably the best real estate agent I have come across. I found her through an internet search and from the moment I received her email I can say she has been an outstanding professional.
She promptly responds to phone calls and emails and is very knowledgeable. We recently purchased a condo and wanted to lease it. She met with us for our pre-delivery inspection and pointed out some items we may have missed. She promptly listed our unit and had several responses.
It was leased in 1 and 1/2 weeks from the time she listed it! We can't thank you enough. I feel very lucky that we found you.
Marisha certainly goes above and beyond in helping her clients. We live out of town, and she was kind enough to coordinate the measurement of our windows for installing our blinds.
She is a wonderful person who truly cares about her clients.
I just wanted to say WOW! Your site is amazing. I am a technical person and I appreciate seeing numbers and the thought you have given to the investment aspect of a home. As much as loving the place is important - making a a sound investment is as much so.
I recently bought my first home and felt that I did most of the 'technical' research on the status of the home. I had two home inspections done and learned a lot from them - I learned that my agent should have been able to point out some of the major problems before I invested the time and money of inspectors. Money well spent in the end since I learned a lot in the process.
My thought is still that I paid too much for my house (multiple offers)and I wish that I could say that I had nerves of steel throughout the process, but I didn't. I kept looking for numbers to support my agent's recommended price and felt that there weren't enough. One thing that I wish that I had known at the time was that you pay under 200$ to have an appraisal done on a property prior to submitting your offer. I hated feeling like I had to negociate with my own agent to clarify and justify the offer amount...
I love the house and am happy, but I wish that I had received the kind of information on your site from my agent. I have bookmarked your site and will certainly keep you in mind for the future!
Thank you for being organized, freely providing up-to-date market information, and for providing me with an ounce more faith that agents can be more like advisors than just sales people.
Marisha was extremely dedicated, helpful and focused. She engages her services with passion and enthusiasm. We were also very pleased with Marisha's interest and assistance after the sale!
Thank you so much for your assistance in my recent purchase of the condo unit in Toronto. Your diligence and dedication are truly examplary. What was most remarkable about your services, however, was your extremely kind offer, upon learning that I will not be available to come to Toronto for the closing, to arrange to move my personal effects from the apt I was renting to the new condo unit and to have that unit cleaned spotless. It's one thing for real estate agents to research the market to make sure their clients aren't overpaying, but it's quite unusual for realtors to go to the lengths you did for me. It's easy enough to see why your clients value you so much. You don't simply go the extra mile; you graciously do whatever is needed to provide excellent, competent and honest services and outstanding assistance to your clients. Thanks again for all your help.
We wanted to take the time to thank Marisha for all her kind help and support . We were about to make a move to Toronto, and we contacted her. Within 48 hours, we had received over 20 listings by email which were screened according to our criteria along with personal in-depth notes and comments. Her dedication, kindness, caring and professionalism are unsurpassed. Unfortunately, our move to Toronto did not work out, but I was duly impressed with her hard work and follow up with us. I highly recommend Marisha to anyone who wants caring and dedicated professionals.
On behalf of my mother, we would like to thank you for the exceptionally professional manner in which you undertook to sell my mother's home.
We hope the new owners have as much, if not more, joy and happiness in their new home as my parents and I had. We wish them all the best!
We can't thank you enough for helping us find such a great home. Thank you for spending so much time with us, educating us on different neighbourhoods and helping us through the entire process.
In the process of house hunting, we have got to know each other better, and built a trusted friendship. We are going to miss our little outings every weekend to look at houses.
Working with you has been a wonderful experience. We are truly lucky to have found you.
Ayesha & Grant
Ayesha & Grant Meier
Dear Marisha and Ellen!
Neil and I are completely at home in our little loft by the park in this vibrant and leafy neighbourhood. We can't thank you enough for helping us to realize our dream. We feel blessed to have connected with you both.
With the highest degree of professionalism and utmost attention to detail, you have facilitated a difficult transition for us from house in the country to condo in the city.
How lucky are we to have found "online" one of the best real estate teams in all of Toronto!
With sincere gratitude and all good wishes,
Manon & Neil Brown
It is hard to find someone as dedicated to what they do as you are; but when one does, it is inspiring.
Having only ever been on the buyer's side of a real estate transaction before, we never imagined that selling our house would turn us into such nervous wrecks... lucky for us, we chose you as our agent!
All your suggestions, from the tiniest little staging detail, to your market assessment and well reasoned choice for an asking price, were impeccably correct. And as if that weren't enough, you managed to do all this *and* make us feel relaxed about the whole ordeal at the same time. Not to mention that you were uncannily correct in all your predictions. Incredible.
We had the privilege of being in good, caring hands; and we would sincerely like to thank you for that.
Congratulations on an awesome job!
Mario and Ana Marengo, Postigo
My parents will be forever grateful to you for helping to sell their beloved house of over 47 years; and I will be forever grateful to you and your husband Eli for making it such a wonderfully positive and memorable experience for them. Your friendliness and down to earth personality set my parents at ease from the moment they first met you. They will have many stories to tell; of you helping my father to install light fixtures, of you and your husband painting the downstairs bathroom miraculously turning an eyesore into an asset, of your generous loan of tables, lights, curtains and tablecloths from your home and of your engineer husband's consultation on 'a caving in sidewalk' and even more his willingness to physically help dig the foundation.
I interviewed many experienced and capable realtors but your impressive website linked to the invaluable www.MLS.ca kept calling out to me. I told my husband that even though you specialized in the west end of Toronto I wanted to interview you and see what I could learn. After speaking with you I felt that you were the one most likely to work the hardest and smartest to get the most traffic through my parent's east end home to facilitate a quick sale. I was proven correct. 7 offers!! 4 over asking!! Firm deal in just two hours!! House sold in just 1 week!! Beyond my parent's wildest dreams.
Thank you for all you've done, with much appreciation,
How do we thank you for the quick sale of our house? Only 5 days! Indeed, it does seem to be a buyers market but the first week is so important. As soon as we called to ask you to sell our house, you visited us and began to explain your plan for the sale and then you carefully explained your commitment to us.
You established a just price by looking at previous sales and then visiting several properties in the area. We were pleasantly surprised at its value.
Next you took photos and cropped them to show our house to its best advantage and then wrote a beautiful description of the property. Quickly you put all this on the internet.
There were 4 open houses, 2 for the public and 2 for agents .... even an agent's breakfast! Also you posted all the showings on your web page so that we would know the status of the sale at all times.
There were a lot of agents and individuals visiting and IMAGINE, in just FIVE days we had 2 offers and we actually got a little above our asking price. What a wonderful ending.
We realize that this did not happen by accident. It has been the result of a logical plan, executed on time and oh, so much hard work.
Both Roman and I are forever grateful to you and we say a special thank you for helping us with our offer on our new condo. It was a private sale and we appreciate the help which you so generously gave to us through your kindness.
Other agents could well copy your methods and have as much heart as you have.
Sheila and Roman Russek
Sheila and Roman Russek
In July 1996 I was hired as a professor in the department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. At the time my wife and I were living in Vancouver, with out two children and my wife expecting the third. Neither one of us was familiar with Toronto, nor did we have any family or friends in the city.
From the time we arrived in Toronto Marisha helped us with every aspect of our relocation. She ensured that we were comfortable in a temporary housing arrangement, inquired about our needs and desires in a very thoughtful manner, and then proceeded to work diligently to find us a suitable house within our means. Both of us found Marisha to be very thoughtful, courteous, and extremely generous with her time. She went out of her way to make us feel at home in a strange new city, introducing us to interesting neighbourhoods, showing us the way around town, informing us of entertainment and events, and even helping to find a beautiful turkey for a Thanksgiving dinner!
We found her very proficient in locating a wide range of houses for us to view, and enormously patient of our indecision. She seemed to have a keen sense of the range of our needs, as well as a remarkable expertise about building and homes. Many times she offered crucial advice about particular homes that we simply could not realized on our own. When we decided upon a home on which we wanted to make an offer, she offered wise counsel and, we are sure, got us a tremendous bargain.
We consider Marisha to be a very kind person and a great friend. We recommend her with the highest endorsement.
Ronald J. Deibert
Thank you for the outstanding work in selling my house at 15 Lydia Court. Your talent and imagination created a beautiful presentation securing the sale of the house in a very short time.
I am very grateful for the valuable advice you gave me and for your recommendations that you have given to me from time to time.
I wish you both good luck and prosperous new year 2005!
Just a short note to thank you for your help in the quick and successful selling of the property at 18 Galley Avenue. Your professional conduct, and attention to the smallest of details, as well as various suggestions were most appreciated.
You are a definite asset to your company and to the Real Estate business in general.
Once again, my most sincere thanks. Please keep in touch!
We would like to thank you, Marisha, for your exceptional level of professionalism in regards to the sale of our residence at 122 Quebec Avenue.
It is exceedingly important to us in the operation of our business to strive for unparalleled customer service by meeting or exceeding the promises we make to our customers. Therefore, we are always hopeful that we find those qualities in the people and the businesses that we come in contact with. When we do, we feel incumbent to acknowledge such quality. Such was our experience with you and we take this opportunity to congratulate and thank you on a job well done.