Mark Burnes and Shannon Littlejohn
Selling at CityPlace and Buying in Bloor West
"We just bought our first house, and Leif was a huge part of this. As we have learned, you rely on a series of key people throughout the process such as lawyers, bankers, insurance agents, home inspectors, but at the end of the day it is your Realtor who spends the most time with you, sweating it out on multiple Saturdays and evenings, putting offers together, negotiating with sellers and their agents, valuing the properties, and in Leif's case even helping us determine the cost of potential renovations. Leif couldn't have helped us more. He was professional, experienced, patient, and really easy to work with. His experience as a former contractor was especially handy, giving us his real time insights on the feasibility and cost of upgrades and renovations, as well as the overall quality of the houses we put offers on. This is especially helpful in Toronto, where in many cases there are multiple bidding situations that don't necessarily allow much leeway when it comes to home inspections. It is obvious he is incredibly passionate about helping young couples like us find houses, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with him and referring him to all of our friends who are entering the market!"
Dave Seagrim and Family
Selling in Thornhill and Buying in Riverdale
"I have to thank Leif for all of his expertise, professionalism and (especially) patience. I'm sure that by the time my wife and I had made a decision on a new home in Riverdale, Leif had toured us through more than 30 properties. All of this was according to our schedule. All of this was without any pressure applied whatsoever. I have bought and sold many homes over the years. But I will never consider doing so again without using Leif as our realtor. He found us a great home in a great neighbourhood at a great price. Who can ask for more than that?"
Gillian and Seth Atkins (and the Family)
Selling in Brockton Village and Buying in Christie Pits
"We found ourselves in the unenviable position of having to sell our Toronto home before purchasing a new one for our growing family. Leif made this process as seamless and painless as possible.
Not only did he dig in and (literally) get his hands dirty prepping our house and marketing it for sale, he also connected us to the other professionals required to get the deal done. Thanks to him, we sold our house for well over list price. In the weeks that followed we got to know Leif pretty well as he drove us all over Toronto looking for our new home. He made himself available on tight schedules, provided honest and educated advice on the market and respected our limits during the inevitable bidding wars. Leif was instrumental in the purchase of our near perfect family home.
Leif came recommended to us from very good friends who we trust explicitly. Consider this that kind of referral. You won't find a more hands on, committed, knowledgable, and encouraging real estate agent in Toronto to guide you through this process."
Suzanne Liska, Mazda Kahnamuyipour & Family
Buying in Via Italia
"We believe Leif was the best realtor we could have for different reasons. He put in great time and energy in working with us towards finding the right match, accommodating our schedules making himself available in the evenings and weekends. Also because of his experience as a contractor he always provided us with great support, educating us about the issues that may exist or arise later, as well as what the potential and possibilities are for making the right changes for us. Because of his own hands on experience with renovations he could always give us a good estimate of the possible expected costs after purchase. Finally his reliability didn’t end with the purchase of our house, but he has continued to support us in connecting us with the right people whenever we needed help to fix something or do any renovations. He has always been available to us, either by phone or visits, any time we had a question about our place and needed consultation."
Buying in Queen West
"When I decided it was time “to buy”, I called Leif who I’d heard about through my social network. I had no idea what kind of place I wanted, how much I could afford or even how to apply for a mortgage. Leif patiently told me everything I needed to know and helped me figure out what kind of home I wanted for myself. He even took the time to take my parents to see a few place, in an effort to convince them that the trendy soft-loft that I’d found was a great investment. I had a great experience and referred my brother and his growing family to Leif. They just closed on their first home. The Gonzaga family is sold on Leif as our trusted family agent."