"Lisa was honest and incredibly efficient. Her response time on email/text was incredible. She went above and beyond for us so many times -- even going to wait in line at the permit office to get info on a house we were going to bid on, just to make sure all was in order with the renovations on the property. Even after we moved in, she has been helpful with us, getting quotes on a repair that needed to be made, helping us find a cleaner for the property we were moving out of, etc."
Beth & Bill, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:29:23 +1000
"We immediately liked Lisa. She is dedicated, knowledgeable, and quickly understood our timeline was dictated by two toddlers. Little did we know we would be selling at the very beginning of the pandemic (list date March 16). The prior week was stressful and difficult, and Lisa led us and the BREL team with sensitivity, quick decisions, and confidence in what quickly became unknown territory. We were ecstatic to receive two offers over asking 24 hours after listing. During the pandemic, BREL has stood out as an industry leader for analyzing the market and being a sound, educated voice with regards to real estate during Covid. We could not be happier and only wish we could have stayed in Toronto and has Lisa help us purchase our new home! We are forever grateful for how Lisa helped us through an extremely significant financial and emotional milestone moment in our lives. Lisa understands that it isn’t just a numbers game - we have feelings too. Thank you Lisa and the entire BREL team!"
Laura Mulder, Toronto (Seller) Wed, 08 Jul 2020 03:09:18 +1000
"Selling your home is always stressful
Selling your home at the beginning of a pandemic? Crazy.
Halina made the whole process seamless. She was there for me every step of the way.
She was patient with me and managed my stress levels, was calm, professional, helpful, responsive, kind, and had an amazing marketing plan. My house sold the day it hit the market.
I met with other brokers before Halina. No one else gave me the comfort that I had with her. Everyone else was just get in, put up the sign, sell it and move on to the next one. There was nothing cookie cutter about Halina. She took the time to understand my needs and accommodate my unique situation.
Thank you Halina and thank you BREL team!"
Randi Jakobsen, Toronto (Seller) Sat, 20 Jun 2020 01:43:11 +1000
"Jenny helped me to navigate a complex, challenging, and daunting experience with ease. With Jenny’s expert guidance, the experience ended up being not only a thrilling success, but a fun and exciting learning experience."
Mike H, Toronto (Buyer) Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:03:59 +1000
"I was fortunate to have Jenny Maycock as my realtor for my first condo purchase in Toronto. The market was incredibly competitive and Jenny helped me navigate it. Throughout the process of the search, offer and closing, Jenny was active and prompt, answering all my questions quickly and providing advice when needed. Even through several curveballs she advocated for my interests and scored me a great place."
Dylan, Toronto (Buyer) Tue, 02 Jun 2020 01:58:20 +1000
Stephen Prycerecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Outstanding service all around.
My wife and myself worked with Stephen Pryce to purchase our first home. Stephen was attentive to details and tailored the search to suit our needs. We had a lot of questions, and communications were fast and on point. We didn't feel pressured when we were looking at different options, and Stephen helped us discuss the pros and cons of each decision.
We are extremely satisfied with the service, and can recommend Stephen Pryce to first time home buyers."
Nikita Sokolov, Toronto (Buyer) Sun, 17 May 2020 01:18:08 +1000
"Lisa's efficient, hard working, thoughtful and extremely personable; a lovely person!"
Brenda; The Junction, Toronto. (Seller) Sat, 16 May 2020 06:24:03 +1000
"Nicole is exceptional! She is proactive, knowledgeable, persistent, detail oriented, professional and personable. Her efforts were above and beyond expectations as she continued to ensure that we acquired the “must haves” and she consistently communicated next steps with our best interest in mind. We are very pleased with our new home and we are beyond grateful. Thank you Nicole!"
Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 24 Apr 2020 10:15:51 +1000
"Working with Nicole was a great experience. She made the entire experience very easy for me, and was understanding and accommodating with my busy work schedule. She was honest with her opinions about the properties we saw, and had my best interests in mind. Nicole managed to find the perfect place for me that was within my budget and in the area I wanted. I appreciate the time and research she put into the process.
It was such a pleasure working with Nicole!"
Alex L, Oakville (Buyer) Tue, 10 Mar 2020 22:19:20 +1000
"We closed in February and even though this was the first time that we have sold, I would never have picked such an amazing team to work them...The list of what they are is a long one, but let me list a few...Knowledgeable, patient, creative, flexible, professional but at the same time down-to-earth, empathetic, funny, fun to work with and the list goes on!!! BREL thank you for making our first time experience manageable, thank you for being with us every step of the way, your team is awesome, especially you Brendan! I would definitely recommend your services to anyone that needs to sell their property or buy one, you will not regret it, actually when all is done, you consider them more than your real estate agent but a friend instead!"
Sheila Jarrin (Seller) Sat, 07 Mar 2020 07:42:48 +1000
"We had such a great experience working with Allie Rempel! As first-time homebuyers in the crazy real estate market that is Toronto, she answered all of our questions and made us feel a lot more comfortable about the entire process. She knew exactly what we liked and didn't like right from the start, and wasn't shy to tell us when a house wasn't the right one for us (which we really appreciated!). She also taught us a lot about what to look for, and everything to expect with homeownership in Toronto. She was available for us on evenings and weekends, and through all the tough decisions and late-night phone calls where she often played the role of realtor, therapist and life coach! If it wasn't for Allie, there's no way we would have found *the one.*"
Kristen & Matt, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:12:56 +1000
Nicole Harringtonrecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"I was extremely satisfied with the way in which Nicole Harrington handled the sale of my condo and won’t hesitate to call on her in the future. She is thorough, organized and very focused on providing exceptional service and goes above and beyond what most real estate agents I have dealt with in the past do for their clients. I was impressed by the BREL team and overall philosophy but also feel they are fortunate to have someone as capable as Nicole as one of their agents."
T, Mississauga (Seller) Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:49:53 +1000
"Lisa was such a pleasure to work with. She was extremely accessible, honest, professional, knowledgeable and kind. We are so happy in our new home and are so, so grateful for all her help!
Regarding our sale:
The BREL team went above and beyond when it came to staging and prepping our home for sale. We were amazed by their marketing and sales strategies and they are the first name we recommend to anyone buying or selling their home. Having children, we were nervous about listing and moving, but with the Brel’s help, the process was painless and actually turned into a wonderful experience."
Anna Colebatch, Toronto (Buyer) Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:01:06 +1000
"I moved to Toronto from Montreal to start a new study program and a new job. Allie was great to work with long-distance. Because I had commitments in Montreal, I could not be in Toronto to visit all the properties that I wanted to see so I had to rely on her impressions, descriptions, and videos. Allie is knowledgeable, personable, and very kind. I appreciated the fact that Allie did not push or pressure but instead was mindful of my preferences and needs. I love my new place! If I had a do-over of the entire home-buying experience, I would still go with Allie."
Ina, Toronto (Buyer) Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:02:34 +1000
"Having previously worked with Brendan we knew we were in good hands
Brendan inspires confidence in an otherwise stressful situation.
Not only would I use the BREL team again for any Toronto based purchases or sales but I will and have recommended them to my friends and family. They are the best in the city."
Jason, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:45:30 +1000
"As first time home buyers in Toronto, the real estate market was foreign to us and so we wanted to make sure we found someone who understood our needs, priorities, timelines, budget and overall was dedicated to helping us find our dream home.
Jenny Maycock was incredibly friendly and professional from the moment we met with her. She showed us 2 units the day we met and fell in love with the second unit almost instantly. As our purchase moved quickly (viewing the unit the day before offer night), she accommodated to our short timeline and surpassed all expectations that we had of what our Broker would be able to do for us. Jenny put us in contact with all the professionals we'd need to close the deal as soon as possible, making our home purchase as efficient and simple as possible.
On behalf of all of us involved in the purchase, I can say that we all agree that Jenny exceeded our expectations of what a Broker could do for us. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable and professional, she also allowed us to feel all the more excited about our new purchase as she made the typical home purchasing process stress-free and organized. We are very grateful to have come across Jenny in our home search and hope that she will be willing to work with us if we are to ever need BREL's services again!
We would 100% recommend Jenny Maycock and the BREL Team to anyone who is looking for a new home. They delivered the best service imaginable and were an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you for everything! Stay Golden!"
Gabriele Mickevicius (Buyer) Fri, 11 Oct 2019 04:56:32 +1000
"Lisa's assistance in our search for a first home was invaluable. She was able to quickly understand our needs and yet remain flexible enough to consider alternatives as we learned about the process and broadened our search parameters."
Arlen Keen (Buyer) Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:15:43 +1000
"see my comments previous page
Matt is very diligent in his work, he treat the property as his own, his concern is always there, he is so helful from start to end. He is so knowledgable specially for a non-immigrant like us with property in Toronto, he took care of us and i trust him so much. I don't worry so much even if I am not physically present in the location, all communications are through email, phone call but this is not a problem to us since he constantly updates me on the development and explain to me all the process in detail. I felt so confident and i trust him right at the beginning of the transactions. He guide me on what needs to be done specially on the tax requirements in Canada and he referred me to the right person who has knowledge and expertise on the tax requirements for selling a house of a non-immigrant like us. The sale went smoothly and no problem at all. He personally help fix and prepare the house without expecting in return. He know who to call to prepare the house for the open house and ensure we are on the target date as we planned. This is so important to me cause I don't want to waste time. He is on top of everything and we have a good team work. I am so happy I choose Brel and they assign an agent like Matt Shapiro to us. This is my first time with BREL and at first I was hesitant because I just search them on internet and no one refer BREL to me. I am negotiating with other agent at that time but I choose BREL based on review and the way they communicate with me, I feel I can trust Matt Shapiro and I was not disappointed. We end up being friends.
I would like to extend my regards to te BREL team specially to Matt Shapiro, sorry for my late review. Matt knows how busy I am, I just visited the property once during the preparation and I just rely everything to Matt and he took care of all the fixing necessary to ensure we are on time planned, he was able to deliver on time,sell the property in a short period of time, closing is so smooth no problem and we work together as a team even I am so far, he constantly providing updates and what to do, call contractors to fix things and I trust him so much, he is so concern with my budget and took care of the house while we are away. Thank you so much for your hardwork, BREL found a dedicated agent like Matt, he is exceptional, very kind and helpful and best of all understanding and can be trusted. For sure I will recommend BREL and request for the service of Matt of course if that's possible."
Toronto homeowner from California USA (Seller) Sun, 15 Sep 2019 10:02:38 +1000
"Allie was a pleasure to work with during both our purchase and sale activities. Informative and thoughtful, she made what could be a stressful experience comfortable and fun. She didn’t flinch with unexpected tight deadlines, ensuring we had everything we needed each step of the way. Thanks so much Allie!"
L & P, Toronto (Buyer) Mon, 12 Aug 2019 02:07:52 +1000
"Halina made herself available whenever we needed her, sometimes at the expense of personal birthday parties or family get togethers. From that point we knew she was committed to making the experience of selling and buying as easy as possible. She was courteous, respectful and playful with our 2 year old son. I can’t ask for much more."
Dilprit Shergill Toronto (Seller) Sat, 10 Aug 2019 07:14:29 +1000
"I'm happy to have received end-to-end services that was frictionless and made the whole experience much easier.
I was very pleased with the staging of my property to show off the beauty and potential of the space.
This was my first experience selling a property. I felt very comfortable and at ease working with Lisa, she is highly knowledgeable and an agile problem solver when expected surprises occur."
Donna Dupont (Seller) Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:15:32 +1000
"Allie helped us find our dream home and I'm thankful to have worked with her. She made the process of finding our first home an enjoyable experience both my wife and I.
Allie never pressured or rushed us into making an offer that we weren't certain about. And when we found homes that we were interested in, Allie was quick to provide detailed information about these listings along with her own professional feedback.
I am grateful to have had Allie represent us as our agent and I highly recommend Allie for anyone looking for their next home in the GTA!
Wangdu, Pickering (Buyer) Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:59:36 +1000
"Allie helped us buy our new home! As a first time home buyer, Allie made the process very enjoyable for us and never pressured us to put an offer for a place that we weren’t in love with. She helped us find our dream home and we are so thankful to Allie as she really took the time to listen to what we wanted and found exactly the home that we imagined living in. And when it came down to negotiations, Allie really fought for us. We wouldn’t be in our new home that we love if it weren’t for Allie going out of her way to find this place, which included sending us photos and videos before us deciding to visit.
We are very happy with our overall experience with Allie and the BREL team. For us as a couple purchasing a house in our late third trimester pregnancy and with a newborn, we are surprised at how smooth our home search was with Allie. She was always professional, thoughtful, and accessible. Allie was especially helpful in guiding the next steps for us a first-time home buyer and her team was resourceful in referring us to contacts that were very equally helpful. We got our home inspector, lawyer, all with the help of Allie which made the whole process least stressful.
It was a pleasure to work with Allie and we are so happy to highly recommend Allie for your next home search!"
Tenzin & Wangdu (Buyer) Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:40:45 +1000
"-Jenny was supper efficient and knowlageable.
-I always felt comfortable reaching out to her to ask rookie questions.
-Jenny was supper fast at getting back to me
-Jenny was always available to view different locations across the city."
Melanie and Everton 735 Don Mills Rd, North York M3C 1T1 (Buyer) Tue, 21 May 2019 03:35:42 +1000
"Lisa was really knowledgeable and reassuring, and she was super responsive and ready to answer any questions right away. We felt like we were in good hands."
Sam, Toronto (Buyer) Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:53:20 +1000
"Kristin was great to work with on the sale of my home. She was very clear about expectations, communicated often and clearly, and always let me know that the success of my sale was first in her mind. In addition to her skills as a realtor, she was just a great person to work with. Stopping by with wine or packing supplies, treating me to lunch, and even bringing surprises for my dog; she does everything with a great client experience in mind."
Nikki, Toronto (Seller) Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:12:59 +1000
"Allie Rempel went above and beyond my expectations and was everything I could have asked for. She new what to do and the best way to do it every step of the way."
Lisa, Brampton, ON (Buyer) Sat, 08 Dec 2018 05:32:06 +1000
"Brendan Powell and the Amazing Team from Brel were the best when it came to selling my condo! From the excellent suggestions to tidy for market to the selling approach, I couldn't have been happier.
Offer night went smoothly with great support from Mel and Brendan in reading through the offers and explanation of the fine print. The Brel team is very supportive and I would strongly recommend to anyone looking for excellent service.
Thanks to Brendan and Lisa, we also looked at properties on the Market while mine was up for sale and found the perfect place to put an offer on the same night as my condo was sold. A busy and exhausting night but a great success.A shout out to Mel who went through all the details for accepting an offer and submitting an offer on the same night."
Gail Dobbs (Buyer) Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:00:49 +1000
"Lisa Bednarski was always available. Her response time was almost immediate! Even though our house required lot of work and updating, she always remained respectful and positive. It was a pleasure working with her."
K. Simon, Toronto (Seller) Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:07:17 +1000
"Working with Allie from Brel made my first time home buying process easy and stress free. She was patient, always available, easy to communicate with and provided all kinds of support and resources required for the home buying process."
Anna Dlugosz, Etobicoke. (Buyer) Tue, 11 Sep 2018 04:06:24 +1000
"Working with Kristin was absolutely incredible. We had never bought or sold a property before, and had no idea what we were doing - Kristin was incredibly patient and very knowledgeable, and walked us through every step of the process (with a sense of humour to boot!). The fact that everything to do with our sale and purchase could be done online and on our schedule was a HUGE bonus.
Kristen made the most stressful time in our lives to date manageable, and we are eternally grateful for that! We would work with her and the BREL team again in a heartbeat."
Hayley Fuller, Toronto (Seller) Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:55:13 +1000
"We Had an amazing experience buying a new house and selling our current home with matt Shapiro. Matt always made himself accessible and we really trusted his guidance and expertise throughout the whole process. Sale plan was executed efficiently and we were really impressed with the staging offered by the Brel team. We would definately use them again and will reccomend them to all our family and friends."
Sarra sanchiz, toronto (Seller) Tue, 03 Jul 2018 04:23:22 +1000
Halina Bucchinorecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Halina was extremly helpfull and she understood my needs right away. While visiting potential properties, I always felt Halina was interested in making sure that I am satisfied with the property rather than pushing me into buying something. That was very important to me. Halina was always on time, upbeat, always went the extra mile. She truly made the conplicated process of looking for and buying a property a very good experience."
Mona Bratan, Toronto (Buyer) Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:17:24 +1000
"We had the pleasure of working with Brendan when we sold our condo early this year. Being first time sellers we were very nervous about the whole thing but Brendan was there with us all the way. He was very responsive, very patient explaining things to us, and mostly the calm to our borderline neurotic nerves. More than that though, it was his integrity that was so important to us. We wanted someone who would tell us the ugly truth if we needed to hear it, no BS, and we appreciated his honesty always. When we were looking for a realtor we wanted someone who genuinely cared about us and not just the commission. And seriously, BREL is it. They go above and beyond! We actually met Mel first - she came straight from the airport - jet-lagged and everything - to meet. She is the best. That’s the kind of service you can expect. You want these guys on your team! From Brendan and Mel to Kiel and Jim - everyone is just amazing to work with."
Jojo & Yvette, Oakville (Seller) Thu, 31 May 2018 22:54:02 +1000
Kristin Shenselrecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Kristin Shensel listened to me more than other brokers and did not use high pressure tactics. She was knowledgable and polite and I would use her again and recommend her."
J. Smith, toronto (Buyer) Wed, 23 May 2018 07:53:18 +1000
"As a first time home buyer there was so much that I did not know about looking for, buying and eventually owning a home and Lisa guided me through every step of the process. When I first started looking I didn't know where I wanted to live or if I wanted a condo, a house, a town home. Lisa was incredibly patient, she never tired of my questions and made looking for a home fun! Lisa was both enthusiastic and committed to helping me find the perfect place for me. For all these reasons and more I would recommend Lisa as your agent."
Sonia G., Mississauga (Buyer) Tue, 15 May 2018 02:06:30 +1000
"Anyone interested in selling their property should strongly consider Brendan Powell and The Brel Team. Strong communication with Brendan throughout the property sale was extremely important. He arranged all the details while prepping our home for the market and was equally helpful with information after the sale for our move. It as an overall great experience from beginning to end. Brendan Powell did an excellent job!"
firstname.lastname@example.org (Seller) Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:10:11 +1000
"We worked with Matt in February to sell our home, and we couldn't have been more pleased! We received the right offer the first two days the house went on the market, thanks in large part to Matt and his team incredible work. Matt brought in an excellent photographer to showcase our home online, which brought in serious buyers. His marketing team is outstanding! Matt was wonderful in keeping the transaction moving along and getting to closing in a timely manner. He was always available to answer our questions and really partnered with us to sell our house. We had a great experience and highly recommend Matt!"
Patricia & Jaco Lokker (Seller) Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:22:12 +1000
Matt Shapirorecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Matt Shapiro is always willing to help by providing excellent service throughout the purchase process. I always felt that Matt had the time to meet my needs, concerns and lessen the stresses that are associated with finding and purchasing property.
Matt is a friendly, caring, compassionate and attentive individual with whom I would truly recommend to my family, friends and colleagues.
Thank you so much Matt!"
Marie Neale Toronto (Buyer) Wed, 14 Mar 2018 03:53:55 +1000
"Local knowledge, valuation knowledge, digital marketing , staging were all excellent."
Blair Davidson , Toronto (Seller) Sat, 27 Jan 2018 09:58:20 +1000
"Brendan Powel and the BREL team were amazing in both helping me sell my previous home and buy my new home. As someone new to the area I was looking in, I was really looking for an agent who was familiar with the area and would help provide sincere guidance for what to look for.
They made this experience very easy and stress-free with their quick responses (text or email), to-do lists for the new purchase and the survival package filled with helpful gifts. I would definitely recommend Brendan and the BREL team to anyone looking to sell or buy a property in the the Toronto area."