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Bryony Hawthorn was an absolute pleasure to work with . She put a detailed plan together after listening to our Real Estate needs that helped sell our house in only 48 hours! We utilized many of her connections from home staging, cleaning services, trades repairmen, mortgage broker and house inspector and she was there every step of the way to ensure we were on track. Not only did she sell our home but she found us our dream home and we moved in 22 days later. If you want your house sold – Bryony is the agent you need to contact first! Thank-you Bryony for making our families house dream come true!
Since recently getting married, we knew that the next step was to buy our first home. Bryony was right there ready to help us. As first-time home buyers, we were very new to the house hunting process but this was made easy to understand and enjoyable when working with Bryony! She definitely made sure we would be looking at houses that fit our criteria and budget and her priority was being sure the house would be the perfect home for us.
Thank you for helping us find our new home in Thorold! We are so happy to finally be moved in and very excited to start this chapter of our lives.
Thanks Bryony! :)
We are so Exited! Stacey Gillespie IS our one stop shop, AMAZING agent, recommended a "fast" mortgage broker, cleaning finances within three hours, and a kind informative house inspector that makes you feel at ease. Breaking down step by step with video, of what needs to be done, and want can be saved. I can't believe we pulled this off... Whew! Highly Recommended, go to the spa, she has your back!
Randy and Debbie looked after an estate sale of our father's home and provided excellent service. The time of listing to finalization of the sale was less than 2 weeks! This transaction was handled very professionally and everything from the staging of the home to the timely communication we received exceeded our expectations. It was a pleasure working with you.
Bill and Don
Having never been through the process of buying a house, I found myself in the position of selling my mother’s house all of a sudden as she needed to move to an assisted living facility…and I was terrified. Tara was incredible. She assisted me every step of the way. I had a million questions and she always made me feel like she would be happy to answer a million more. She took the time to really listen and understand my concerns and offered advice that reflected that. What I particularly appreciated was her candid assessments of the different approaches we could take to sell my mother’s home and her encouragement for me to choose the one I was most comfortable with. It what could have been a very difficult process for me, her kindness, insightful advice and genuine care made all the difference. Thanks, Tara.
The BOLDT Team,
Thank you all for your help shining the light on domestic violence! It was an honour to partner with you for the Niagara River Lions game on IWD. Your incredible donation was a great surprise, and life changing for women and children who use our services. Women and children will be able to rebuild their lives free from abuse thanks to you and your support. We look forward to working with you again.
Women's Place of South Niagara
Thank you so much for helping us to find such a great home in St. Catharines. It was definitely an adventure, but we were very lucky to have such an amazing real estate agent to guide us through the ups and downs of buying a home.
My son introduced me to Scott last year when I was thinking of selling my home. My son was very impressed with Scott after he sold his house. I decided to see my home this summer and found out selling ones house can be a very overwhelming experience. Scott put me at ease and explained everything every step of the way. Every time I called he returned my calls promptly. I would highly recommend him without hesitation to anyone who is about to sell their home.
Jim and I want to thank you for your wonderful service and professional manner with the sale of our house. You have gone above and beyond your duties for us, and we thank you so much.
Jim and Cheryl
When it came down to it and we finally decided to sell our first home, we chose the capable hands of Scott. We ended up with multiple offers and selling above list price. Being stressed comes with selling and he was with us every step of the way! His expert advice and calm demeanor puts you at ease with always being available when you're having doubts or you're just overwhelmed. I wouldn't have chosen any other realtor to be batting in our corner-- we trusted him implicitly. Thanks for always being straight up with us!Brian & Lindsey.
Selling your house is a stressful and emotional experience. Scott made us feel that we were in good hands. His expertise, friendly professionalism and dedication provided us with full confidence in him as our realtor. We would highly recommend Scott Brenn.Victoria C and Darko M
Dear Ted, I felt I needed to write to you regarding my broker, Tara. I've just completed my second property closing in a year with her and what she brings to the table is really noteworthy, especially as both closings were challenging.I've thought about how I could best explain exactly what it is she does which is so unusual, and I think fundamentally it's this: when I am working with Tara, in every single interaction with her I truly feel as though I am her only client, that she is as personally invested in my deal as I am, and that nothing in the world matters as much to her as getting everything exactly right for me. Every single interaction.When I recommend her to people, I don't feel I am doing her a favour, I feel I'm doing THEM a favour by telling them about an absolute gem of a realtor.Please feel free to put all or any of this feedback on your site, social media etc. or if you'd like me to write a review on any media platform. Good people deserve to know about her!With warm regards,Dawna
I worked with Tara to find my first home. She really listened to what I was looking for and we found the house that I purchased with all of the items on my must have list. As a first time home buyer Tara’s passion and experience in the industry was extremely appreciated and I can’t imagine going through this process with anyone else. - Colleen Schenck
As a first time buyer my husband and I had no idea where to start when looking for a house. Tara came to our rescue! She found us the starter home of our dreams and helped in every way she could to recommend the best home inspector, mortgage company, lawyer etc. It was no surprise that 6 years later when we decided to move that Tara would be the one to list our house. She was amazing! It was like entrusting our home in the hands of a friend. She did everything under the sun to ensure our house sold and when it did, she was by our side during the buying process. Even being 6-7 months pregnant at the time did not slow her down. She met with us night after night and dealt with my constant texting until we found our perfect forever home, without one complaint! I would recommend her to everyone as the most professional and caring Realtor I’ve ever met. She was patient and encouraging during the entire buying/selling process and I don’t know what I would have done if I had someone else as my Realtor. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Tara for helping my family find their forever home. - The Joly's
I have been represented by Tara and Garden City Realty on two occasions now and would highly recommend her to my friends. In both selling my home and in helping me to find a new one she was professional and took the time to know what was important to me. She provides customer service at a very high level by returning calls quickly and making herself available on my tight schedule. Thank you Tara for being in my corner! - Rick Smith
Tara Sabadin provided the type of service all first-time home owners deserve. She took the time to get to know us, and our family, so that she could find the perfect home to suit our needs. She was quick to help out with anything we were questioning and was available whenever we needed her. Her investigations into homes of interest were thorough and informative. We found the perfect home and now have the excitement of making it ours. ReMax is a name you can trust to ensure the perfect match of home to homeowner. - Katie Anne
Simply put, Tara has everything you could wish for in a realtor. She was responsive, motivated, informed and treated my home search/purchase with as much care as if it were her own. She found me my dream home and fulfilled my very long checklist even in a very hot seller's market. She was ready with advice and ideas which ended up proving invaluable, and she made every phase of the transaction a pleasure. Top notch professional, highly highly recommend! - Dawna Braun
Ted, Thank you so much for everything you did to find the perfect house for us. We could not have done this without you! You went above and beyond for us and we are so touched and grateful. We can't wait to move into the house of our dreams and it is all thanks to you.
Jen & Mark
I’ve known Jim Brown for about 15 years now and have found him to be a very knowledgeable, professional and caring Realtor®.
Jim’s confidence & real estate expertise is readily apparent in the needed time he takes with his clients, whether he’s explaining to his clients what it is they are buying or his thoughts as to the home’s condition or value. I know this as when I’ve done work for Jim’s clients they have already been informed of the home’s benefits along with any shortfalls it might have that require our company’s expertise. As such, Jim’s approach makes for an educated buyer and reduces their anxiety levels in what is likely the single largest investment of their lives. I am confident that Jim wants to make sure his clients get into the house that they want to live in, and not merely a house that will do for now.
It is without hesitation that I would recommend Jim to anyone buying a house!
Graham Ashdown – Grassroots® The Inspection Specialists
Dear Jim Brown December 8, 2015
I just want to say thank you very much for all the work you did on my behalf over the last year finding me just the right property
Jim worked hard and put in many hours making sure the deal I was getting was best for me. I was wanting to purchase a commercial building suitable to move my business into. An automotive shop has very particular needs and I had never purchased a commercial property of this size before. Jim has a lot of experience in commercial properties beyond his real estate experience due to his previous career in the fuel industry. His knowledge was especially helpful when it came to the environmental end of things and what to look out for.
Jim did a great job of dealing with the seller’s agent who was very lacking in professionalism. In one case. Jim ended up doing the things the other agent should have been doing but wasn’t, just to make sure I had all the information I should have.
In the end, Jim helped me to purchase a great property larger than what I required but within my budget. So, not only do I own a great commercial property, I also have great commercial space I’m renting out which helps pay for the building I’ve purchased.
Thanks Jim. I would not have gotten as great a deal without you.
Boyd Automotive & Tire
Our family was in a position that we had to sell our home relatively quickly since we had already purchased another property. With Jim's advise we were able to structure the sale at the best price for the market and have a quick sale. The expertise that Jim provided, helped us to close the deal without incident and have a stress free move. We value the time Jim spent with us preparing the sale and helping us to understand what was needed to get the deal closed. Thanks Jim! We are happy that you were there to guide us along the way.
Scott really took the time to know what we were looking for, and was able to talk us through any potential house to ensure it was what we really wanted. He was prepared, and would know the available history on the house to save us any surprises, and really went the extra mile to ensure that we got just the house we wanted.
Scott is really hands on, and you will be made to feel like his number one priority.
Thanks for everything Scott - we're very pleased!
There are countless realtors and firms from which to choose, and the experience can be daunting. This is possibly your greatest investment, not only financially but more so in terms of the quality of your family life. Ted came with the highest recommendation from two different individuals and I only had to meet him during the appraisal of my late mother's property. It was one of the best decisions I made to work with Ted! He is highly personable, with such a positive attitude and sense of humour. He was patient and accommodating. I was especially impressed as to how well he appraised not only my needs but the style of the home I was seeking and the requisite neighbourhood. Ted was dedicated to providing the most current and insightful information regarding properties to facilitate my search. Above all else, and he consistently lent his expertise, knowledge and sage approach to the listing/purchasing process, bringing in a couple offers and enabling me to obtain great value in both my sale and purchase. All said and done, Ted is genuine and continues to be involved. You will not find a man more professional or competent and with any greater integrity! Thank you, Ted.
My wife and I worked with Ted Boldt and his business partner, Heather Bailey, during our search for a new home. We were very impressed with how quickly they understood our needs. After one day together, Ted and Heather were able to provide a selection of additional houses to view which found our sweet spot. They are very likeable individuals which made the difficult process of house hunting fun. That said, we know we were receiving honest assessments of both specific properties and their communities in every respect. Their knowledge of the entire Niagara Region is invaluable. They were both extremely flexible and obliging, and accommodated our busy schedules and limited time to view homes. We always felt we were getting their full attention, and they followed up consistently on every commitment they made. Theirs is a business partnership that delivers effective, friendly, professional service to the home buyer. It was a pleasure working with them.
Being a first time home buyer and new to the Niagara Region I didn't exactly have a firm understanding of the real-estate market and even where to begin. Ted was recommended by a colleague and good friend. Immediately he helped me discover the good areas of Niagara and helped me narrow down what I was looking for. I think he may have known better than I did what I was looking for and liked. He was incredibly patient with me, seeing countless homes assisting me to realize what it was I wanted and needed. After a lot of hard work Ted helped me purchase my perfect first home. I feel so lucky to have met Ted and feel a great friendship has been established. He is not only a great realtor he is a great person.
'Ted always made himself available. Whether we wanted to see a house last minute, or just had a random question. He was always there to guide us through the process of selling and purchasing our home. His advice throughout this whole process kept us grounded and got us our dream home! Thanks Ted! - Adam and Brianna'
It seemed as though Ted was always available to talk, text, and meet with; daytime or in the evening. Not only was Ted our realtor, he was a fantastic baby-sitter, advisor, and part-time painter. When it came time to put an offer in on our dream house, Ted did it in person. A stategy that paid off. Thanks for everything Ted!
Ted is a man of his word, would definitely recommend him to anyone! Very happy to have used his services and would use him again
I was a first time home buyer. I didn't know what to expect and I was worried about making a bad decision. Ted gave me two things, his patience and his time. He worked tirelessly to help me find the starter home of my dreams. Never once did I feel pressured into buying a home. I could not have asked for a better agent to assist me with my first home. Thanks for all your help Ted! You deserve every bit of success that comes your way!
As first time home buyers, we were overwhelmed by the whole process. Ted was referred to us by a very close friend and after meeting Ted for the first time we knew right away that he would be able to help us purchase our first house! Not only did Ted help us find the right house but we established a good friendship throughout the process. Ted was very patient and listened to everything we wanted. In the end, Ted’s knowledge guided us in the right direction to purchasing our first home that suits us perfectly. Thank you for everything you did for us Ted!
Working together for more then ten years, I have recognized the added values, that you bring to the table. When you are provided with a task, you are very positive and clearly responsive, not just to the task at hand, but what ever may be directly linked to the task. Over the years of networking, it has been extremely positive and a learning experience, that would only appear to get better.
When we chose Ted as our real estate agent, a lot of the stress of the prospect of selling our house dissipated. Why? We knew Ted would be thorough, attentive to detail, honest, completely trustworthy and would make our needs a priority. In other words, we knew that he would give 100% and that we would end up with the best possible outcome.
"Thank you Ted for selling my condo in just 5 weeks! That's a record! I appreciate all your hard work, dedication and creativity. It certainly paid off. I will definitely be recommending you to my family and friends. All the best and many more years of success!"
"...Ted has a strong passion for his work that comes through when working with his clients and colleagues. Ted is very professional, and knowledgeable in his field, and will always give you 110% service. I have and will in the future recommend Ted to any clients who are in need of a Realtor..."
"We have used Ted on a couple of occasions. One time was for some work, while the other time was simply for advice and a recommendation. The reason we asked for his advice was because of the trust that we had in him."
"I have had the pleasure to work with Ted several times. Ted is focused, undoubtedly intelligent and always thinking. His success in the past has come from hard work and great thought, and it makes such a powerful combination for someone who also has an easy smile and genuine personality. People gravitate to Ted because of these qualities. This is no small recommendation, yet I could't do it any other way for him."
"Writing recommendations is not something I do on a regular basis. In Ted's case, I could not write this fast enough. In your professional career, most of us will meet and work with only a small handful of leaders and influencers who have a profound impact on your life. I am humble to admit that Ted, to me, is one of those rare individuals who has had a significant contribution on my life. I would describe Ted as a person of character, ethics and most important, integrity. Here, in Ted, you have a person who is more concerned with your welfare than his own. I am grateful to call Ted a colleague and more importantly, a friend!"