We purchased our first home through a member of the team, who were very friendly and extremely knowledgable. Not only are we first time home buyers, but we are expecting our first child as well. We wanted the process to go as smoothly as possible to get into our new family home. They were very patient and informative while answering our many questions. We were very happy with our house search and the exceptional service we received from the team. It was a great and stress free experience and we are excited to spend the next stage of our life in our new home. We will definitely be more than happy to recommend her to our friends.
I was a novice home buyer when I was referred to the team. I cannot express enough how incredibly professional, thoughtful, and knowledgable they are. The team guided me through every step in the home buying process, and with exceptional patience and insight, found me my dream condo. If you are considering acquiring a property in any region of Montreal and its environs, I would very highly recommend this team.
Après avoir évalué plusieurs agents pour la vente de notre maison, nous avons choisi James. Son évaluation du marché était précise et réaliste. Une autre agente nous suggérais de demander $45,000 de moins. James nous a donné quelques suggestions de modifications de style « homestaging » pour bien préparer la maison. Son évaluation était parfaite car en une journée nous avons eu 8 visites et 4 offres d’achat. La vente s’est terminée en 2 jours! Suite à notre réussite, quelques voisin ont décidé de mettre leur maison (qui était semblable à la nôtre) en vente mais à un prix supérieur. Selon, eux, nous avions vendu trop vite car le prix demandé était trop bas. Leurs essais ont été peu reluisants, tous avaient encore leur maison à vendre 6 mois plus tard. Nous avons aussi travaillé avec James pour l’achat de notre nouvelle maison. Merci James!
My former partner and I initially tried selling our condo, a 1400-sq-foot unit in the Biscuiterie Viau project, using DuProprio. First of all, DuProprio itself doesn’t do a lot of outreach to get qualified buyers; what they really do is take good quality photos of your unit, and provide an online listing and visitor tracking statistics.
In order to even get a significant number of people to the listing, we had to place Craigslist and Facebook ads on our own, including paid Facebook placement to targeted demographics. Managing this was a lot of work – on top of fielding calls and requests to visits, keeping the house in show-worthy state, and so on.
Our experience was that 50% of the people who contacted us flaked out on visits, and those that did come seemed content to just look – most were unqualified buyers who weren’t even approved for a mortgage yet.
We had dozens of visits over some weeks, but received zero offers; out of desperation we started cutting the price every week, until it reached a point where if we actually had sold, we would have lost money.
When Tanya and Tiffanie approached us, we were willing to try something new, and their approach was transparent, enthusiastic and honest, not to mention their commission rate was more than fair. They restored the listing to our original asking price, and set an open house; literally, we got an offer for the full price on the same day. We were both stunned and incredibly happy that we got such a positive outcome so quickly.
Serious buyers still prefer to work with an agent, and good agents really work on behalf of their clients, sticking to their guns to get a fair market price for their property.
DuProprio and similar services might work better for experienced real-estate investors who aren’t afraid of handling the paperwork and negotiation themselves in order to snap up a deal, but it’s not always a great experience for the average homeowner.
Epilogue: A colleague of ours was moving to Toronto and needed to sell his family’s semidetached house in the Plateau. He mentioned he was contemplating the DuProprio route but I recommended he try Tanya and Tiffanie. As soon as the listing was up, a client of theirs fell in love with the place and bought it on the spot at the full asking price of $849,000. I cannot imagine that they could have achieved their selling price on their own, nor could they have sold it so quickly and painlessly, without Tanya and Tiffanie’s help.
– AJ Kandy
Because of a job opportunity, we needed to sell quickly and after a few months with Duproprio, nothing was happening and we had no time to promote our property ourselves. When Tiffanie and Tania approached us , we gave it a go and they managed to sell within two months which was fantastic. They are very professional and they took care of everything.
Nadine and Yvon
As soon as I told James I was thinking about selling my house; we made an appointment to meet. He researched the homes in my neighborhood in order to quote me a price that was relevant to the area. When James came to see my house, he said I would have to declutter, which was expressed in a highly professional way, before we could put it on the market. James is very knowledgeable about the real estate business as well as a being readily available for any questions or concerns. During the offers and counter offers, James obtained a price higher than the asking price for my home in addition to getting a price lower than the asking price for the new home I purchased. I was extremely happy and highly recommend James Panetta.
We had listed the condo on DuProprio and it sat there for about 6 months, with some visitors but not a single bite. It was a beautiful, very large 2-storey condo, but none of the visitors seemed really interested or motivated, no matter how much work we put into staging the place and showing them around. It was very frustrating. Then we got Tiffanie and Tanya on board, and amazingly, they sold it within one week, at full asking price, just like that. They’re friendly, personable and totally dependable — not to mention flexible with their commission and super helpful throughout the entire process. Selling is a stressful task, but they made it a lot easier.
Karine and I enjoyed very much working with your team.
We met other agents that wanted to sell our condo, but when we met you and Tanya we felt confident and comfortable making a deal with you.
There were so many good things about working with you. The contract you made with us was very fair, we felt treated like valued clients. It was a pleasure communicating with you because of your good cheer, but more importantly, because we knew that we could always count on you. Even when we were closing the deal with buyers of our own, you made yourselves available to help us when we got confused by the paperwork.
We definitely recommend anyone that is looking to sell their place to work with you.
L’équipe Tanya et Tiffanie a été formidable! Dès notre première rencontre, elles ont été dynamiques, chaleureuses et compétentes. Leur offre de services concurrentielle a su attirer plusieurs acheteurs, alors que leur professionnalisme et support nous a permis de conclure notre vente avec efficacité.
Merci à l’équipe!