Testimonials

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My wife and I worked most closely with Linda Chu and we were deeply touched by her deep and sympathetic understanding of our situation, her knowledge and professionalism (she always explained things clearly to me and demonstrated an excellent understanding of the market), and most especially by her kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity.

She never hesitated to go the extra mile, e.g. I asked her if she might be able to find a home for our 12 and a half foot tall ficus tree, which we were unable to take with us in the move. It seemed to be more wishful thinking on my part than a request. So imagine my surprise when my phone pinged a couple of days before our closing date and lo and behold there is a picture of the tree in its new home. It’s hard for me to say how touched I was by that act of kindness (we had lived with that tree for over thirty years). She also returned our internet modem for us.

Nothing seemed to be too big or too small. More professionally and practically, she worked well with the person who staged our home and she was able to help us get a price for the sale that went way beyond our expectations.

The selling and the move have been such a difficult process for us and we both feel that we could never have done it, if not for Linda.

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When we decided to sell our Cabbagetown house last spring we made a check list of all the things we would need,and like in a realtor. Then the interviews began, Lisa Marie was our second interview ( we take these things seriously!) and after 20 minutes we knew we found our agent! LM and her team dug in right away with tips, advice and a complete detailed checklist to get us ready to list. In a matter of days, our house never looked better, and the polished marketing materials were ready to 
go.

 The many showings and meetings were expertly managed, and LM went beyond the call of duty to ensure every single detail was covered. Including finding the perfect white hydrangeas for our front garden during a freak cold snap and snow fall! ( is it time to mention how particular I can be as a client?)

 With her wonderful sense of humour, market savvy and eye to detail, LM instilled complete confidence from us, and delivered the results beyond our expectations!

 We would  not hesitate for a minute to call on her again; let the referrals begin!

– Michelle Hunt

 

 

I would heartily recommend Lisa Marie – and Linda and Bojan – for their exceptional guidance and expertise, which made selling my home seem effortless. 

I had full confidence in her pricing and comprehensive marketing, exceptional staging, and seamless negotiation.  I was happy to be in the hands of this professional team of such nice people.

Mark

  

 

It has been a great pleasure working with and getting to know Lisa Marie Doorey of Sotheby’s International Real Estate Canada. Lisa Marie stuck by me through a very long and tedious closing of a new build condo (8 years to be exact!) and the subsequent closing of the sale of this same unit! She was diligent, understanding, professional and helpful throughout the process and took on more than I ever thought an agent would. Lisa Marie helped me understand the ins and outs of buying and selling a condo and was extremely helpful with monitoring the completion of the deficiencies in order to get the unit sold. All her efforts are very much appreciated and not only would I be very happy to work with Lisa Marie again but I would also recommend her services to anyone!

Joanne

  

 

I’ve worked with Linda on a number of purchases and sales over the years and cannot recommend her enough.  She is extremely knowledgeable, particularly within the Toronto real estate market, and always willing to provide sound advice when asked.  I’ve found her to be honest, realistic, and hardworking.  She has never failed to exceed my expectations when providing market data and subsequently deciphering its content.

Linda has been an extremely valuable member of my real estate advisory team and I wouldn’t consider making a home purchase without her.

Kind regards,

– Jeffrey Wiebe

 

 

We have known Linda since 2007.  To date Linda has been with us for 2 sales and multiple rentals.  Currently we are working on a purchase.  We are very loyal to Linda because she is the best!

As non-resident Canadians, originally from Toronto, I firmly believe in the investment value of the Toronto downtown market.  After years of fumbling, and loosing, with real estate investments in other parts of the world, we decided to return to Canada.   We count on Linda and she does not disappoint.

Linda is very professional, effective, resourceful and most importantly a pleasure to work with.  I know that most will have read the previous sentence and have only seen a string of positive adjectives.  Every word in that sentence is merited.  When you’re working with Linda, she speaks to you as a partner and there is no doubt that she is on your side.  During our first sale, Linda brought us a reasonable offer which we declined.  Most agents would have tried to persuade us into taking the offer or given up and moved on to easier sales.  Not Linda.  She simply went back to doing what she does best and, within 3 days, we had 2 competitive bids which concluded in a sale.

Linda does her homework and will not waste your time.  Everything is well researched and presented to you in a professional manner which anyone can understand.  Recently we sold a unit which was not yet closed with the builder.  This sale was very complicated as most agents don’t understand the process and it requires coordination with Lawyers and the builder.  Linda worked with everyone, helped other agents through the process and eventually got it done.  Additionally, thanks to Linda’s diligence, we have never had any problems or concerns with any renter Linda has put into our units.

We have recommended Linda to several of our friends.  They have all been extremely pleased with Linda and have thanked us for the referral.

Thank you Linda!

Manuel and Sharon De Sousa

 

 

We had a wonderful experience working with Lisa and Linda, from beginning to the end of selling our home. They went above and beyond to ensure the home was looking its best for showings. They covered all their bases with marketing, and showcased the home beautifully. Thank you ladies!

Mark Kucher, Toronto

 

 

 

After 5 happy years living in our townhouse near Trinity Bellwoods, and with a permanent return home to England planned for the summer,  Anthony and I found ourselves at the start of the Covid19 pandemic with a property to sell quickly in what seemed impossible circumstances.  (I was in lockdown in the UK, A was in lockdown in Toronto.)  A chance introduction to Linda Chu, of Sotheby’s Realty, and her partner, Lisa-Marie Doorey, moved us within hours from anxiety to confident action and optimism. 

Linda and the team took over every aspect of what was an extraordinarily complex operation – achieving a full makeover of our property and garden in lockdown; assisting with packing and temporary storage; connecting us with all the trades we needed in a detailed schedule of regulated, safe  visits.   We were overwhelmingly impressed by the skill and attention to detail they put into preparing  all the legal and professional documents (many more necessary than usual because of Covid) and their background research, ensuring that when the property came to market everything had been considered, in advance.  They were in daily contact, checking in, constantly cheerful and patient, smoothing over problems,  and their exceptional experience shone through.  This was ultimately demonstrated in their advice regarding the sale price and timing – we received an offer over our asking price after just 4 viewing days.  We can’t thank Linda and her team enough for going the extra miles (when they, too, were in lockdown!), giving us the very best of their professional advice, and achieving a first-class result for us.  

– Anthony Sargent & Caroline Gant

 

 

It was a pleasure to work with Linda and Lori on this listing. Their advice and handling of the property was professional and effective with the listing being rented above asking within a week of being posted.

– Nyree Nai-Wen Hu, Hong Kong

 

 

Linda & Lisa Marie are expert Realtors in the Yorkville Neighbourhood, they helped me prepare my house for sale including dramatic staging and photography that attracted an offer in just 2 days after being on the market and sold for a record price for that property type on the street.

– Duyen Tran, Yorkville, Toronto

 

 

I can’t be more grateful to Lisa Marie for her excellent work on the recent sale of my home.In her work with me as a first time home-seller, I found her to be infinitely patient as she walked me through the process, offering excellent advice while respectfully balancing my thoughts and expectations. All along the way, it felt more like a partnership than a business transaction. Lisa Marie’s expertise coupled with her impeccable taste in staging my home resulted in a record sale for a semi-detached home in my area and a very happy seller and buyer. All of this during the unprecedent first wave Covid-19 lockdown! I can’t thank her enough! 

– Joanna Ivey, Toronto

 

 

I worked with Lisa-Marie on two properties: One recreational property in northern Ontario and one in Manhattan. In both instances, Lisa-Marie’s professionalism was remarkable. She quickly ‘got me’ and worked incredibly hard to get the best price and more importantly, the best property. Her diligence, preparedness and over all care she puts into her work are evident every step of the way. For the NY property, we flew down on a Friday and within 48 hours, we made an offer which was subsequently accepted by the seller. The deal would not have happened so quickly had it not been for the unbelievable amount of planning and work done by Lisa-Marie ahead of time. We physically viewed 17 properties over two afternoons. All had been pre-vetted and detailed in spreadsheets by neighborhood, pricing and evaluated against my “wish list”. Lisa-Marie is the agent any home buyer wants: trust-worthy, diligent, thorough and completely in touch with her clients’ needs. I would recommend her to anyone and for any market. She does the work needed to get you what you want.

– Paula Courtney, Toronto

 

 

A demanding and detail-oriented professional of the highest integrity.

– John Caliendo, Toronto

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