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“an exemplary real estate agent”

I'll never forget where I was when I got that fateful call from John. He confidently exclaimed into the phone with enthusiasm: "Minelle - I've found your dream place." And sure enough, he had. John found the home of my dreams. John is not only an exemplary real estate agent - he's a mind reader. He knew exactly what I was looking for and found a home for me that met all my expectations and then some. John ushered me through the complex process of buying a home, expertly explaining the fine print and working with me patiently to ensure that I felt comfortable every step of the way. I recommend John very highly - know that you're in very good hands with him!

M.M. July 2012
The Highest of Praise

We are writing this letter to express our gratitude for the positive experience we had working with John Brydon-Harris.  John was our real estate agent for the purchase of our first home. We have nothing but the highest praise for the services John provided and we will certainly utilize his expertise again when it comes time to buy our next house. 

Throughout the process of buying our home John was patient, honest and thorough.  He spent time helping us understand the housing market in Toronto and he was always available to visit houses with us.  He never pushed a house on us that didn’t meet our needs.  He was always on-time and he made sure that we were comfortable with the decisions we were making. 

John was diligent in his learning process about our purchasing requirements and he would ask us several questions after visiting an open house in order to gather a better understanding of our needs.  John was able to save us time as he quickly became familiar with our housing needs and showed us houses that matched these requirements. He would also attend open houses ahead of time to ensure that the house was a good fit. 

Moreover, John’s understanding of our needs helped us find the perfect house.  Ironically, the house that we ended up buying did not appeal to us when we first saw the listing.  We were trapped in the mindset of buying a house that differed in structure from the home we ended up purchasing.  John was able to see beyond this and helped us realize that although the house was different than the houses we had seen previously, it was indeed the perfect house for us.

When we decided we wanted to put an offer on the listing, John was a huge support in helping us close the deal.  We were in a bidding war with three other very committed buyers and John was able to win the bidding war without us having to pay above the amount we were comfortable spending.  The selling agent also told us that John's presentation to the sellers of why we would be the best buyers was a major factor in closing the deal on our house.  It is rare that a buyer receives the first house that they put an offer on and we know that it was John’s hard work and guidance that made this possible for us. 

John also went above and beyond in a few other areas to make sure the experience was as smooth as possible.  John went through the house with the housing inspector and conducted a thorough search to make sure that everything was up to code.  John also connected us with a mortgage broker and followed up with us to see if we needed further help with our finances.  Furthermore, John visited us on several occasions once we moved into the house and was able to suggest minor changes to help us increase the value of our home. 

John’s slogan is that he provides the “Ideal” experience for his clients.  We could not think of a better way to summarize the services he provided during the purchase of our first home.  We highly recommend John to anyone who is looking to purchase or sell their home. 


Jonathan and Lindsay
Properly positioned us in the market.
Hi John,

I hope you are having a great extended summer. We certainly have been taking advantage of it to work on the new place.

While it has been some time since we worked together on the sale of our home at 724 Kingston Rd I thought that I would extend a few words of thanks. Too often good things are left unsaid and better late than never right.

It is amazing to think back and remember how worried we where about the sale of our house when we started to consider moving on. How would our less then typical beach house do in this market of perfect “beach charmers” down the hill?

It is only after you had helped us set up our marketing plan that I realized that we were really selling something a little different. And while it was different then the beach typical, to the right audience it would have just as much appeal.

So thank you, I am not sure that anyone other then you and your firm with your experience selling urban chic upscale properties could have properly positioned us in the market.

My wife thinks you and I are heroes becase we managed to get all the money out of 724 and afford her a place down the hill! So thanks most of all for that!
It may not be for a few years yet, but when the time comes we will certainly work with you again. Thanks again and sorry we did not get to this sooner.


PS: do you have any of the fancy brochures that your guys did for us left over? We would like to put it into our scrapbook - the place looked so good!

Blown away.
I am happy to provide this letter of recommendation for John Brydon-Harris. John acted in the fall of last year as my real estate agent on both the purchase of a new home and the subsequent sale of my existing home.

On the purchase side, John was extremely diligent in finding appropriate listings for me to look at and weeded out properties that were not appropriate. He understood exactly what I was looking for, applied his expertise and overall made the house hunting process very efficient and enjoyable. John was also invaluable in negotiating the purchase of my new home and in fact secured a below listing price in the very hot Riverdale market.

As excellent as John's service on the purchase was, his work on the sale of my home far surpassed it. John's marketing materials including colour brochures and individual website were better than any I have ever seen. John was also invaluable in preparing my house for listing. John's efforts resulted in multiple offers on offer night and an ultimate selling price that exceeded my best case scenario by tens of thousands of dollars.

After such amazing service, I was blown away when John presented me with the gift certificates from his reward program which I used to purchase furniture for my baby's nursery.

In addition to all of these "hard" skills, and most importantly, John is the consummate professional as well as a lovely person. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone and have to many of my friends.