"... Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful endeavour,
however, our agent ... and the entire Toscano/Walker Team made the
whole process a very pleasant and stress-free experience. ..."
"On Monday, November 21st at 9 a.m., exactly 3 months to the day of the passing of my common law wife, I was working out at the Movati gym in Orleans when I suddenly had a heart attack. I hit my head on the way down and was on my side unconscious. Angelo Toscano happened to be at the same gym as me at the same time. Angelo sprang into action by checking my pulse on my wrist and neck. With no pulse, he immediately started CPR on me while the staff at Movati and off-duty paramedic Matt Galarneau came to help, as well. After 4 minutes of CPR done by Angelo (this is so much harder than a workout), Matt Galarneau shocked me once with a defibrillator. With still no vital signs, Angelo went on for another minute of CPR. Only then I came alive. If not for the quick actions of Angelo and Matt, I would not be here today typing this to you. No words can describe how thankful I am toward my life savers. I owe them everything. Angelo, my dear angel, you're a very special person. You took the time to help a stranger without even thinking twice about it. You went over and beyond my expectations. God bless you!"
"Lisa and I had a really pleasant experience working with Lindsay. She was very professional, and we both felt like she genuinely cared about helping us. I would give her a 10 out of 10, and I would definitely refer a friend to her."
"Cameron was very helpful, very patient, resourceful and extremely charming. We are very pleased with the overall experience and would recommend you to our friends."
- Ted and Sandra
"Just wanted to mention that it was a great experience working with Geoff and the team. You guys made it happen, and I was very appreciative of the fact that he was able to do this with both my dad and myself out of town. He was very supportive throughout the process and got things done smoothly. Thanks."
"When Madeline and I went for a first quick tour of three units, Christine impressed us with her friendly but professional approach. She was instrumental in the smooth way with which this transaction went down. I even told Christine that we were very impressed with her. I would deal with her again and may just do that very soon."
"Un GROS merci, Manon. No kidding...under a week :)
Although we didn't work long together, I felt confident in Manon Fredette and will definitely refer her office!!!"
"What I appreciated the most is calling me in advance to ask my permission when there was a showing and always letting me know what was happening. Angelo is a very friendly and easy person to get along with and respects his clients by calling them back as soon as he can. I have enjoyed your tremendous hard-working team and especially your perseverance in getting the best job done for your clients. I would recommend you to anyone."
"19th November 2014: When I dealt with Geoff Walker in the selling of my house, everything was done in a very professional manner, from the estimation of my house to the selling of the house. He knew how the real estate market was in the Orleans area, which maximized the amount I sold my house for. I was extremely satisfied and would highly recommend Geoff and his team to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in the Ottawa/Orleans area."
"I highly recommend Judith to anyone that is looking for an agent that is honest, resourceful, flexible and, most of all, patient. My family and I never felt rushed or pressured when dealing with Judith. Instead, we felt well supported and guided throughout the process of buying a home. We are really grateful for all the time Judith invested in working with us and for her excellent work. Merci, Judith!"
"I find that Cameron Dennee was very professional, and I felt comfortable dealing with him. I will more than likely need him again in the near future and will ask for his skills in the real estate market."
"Judith handled both the sale and purchase of our homes. She is a no-pressure Realtor and helped us diligently though the process of negotiations.
Judith has a down-to-earth approach and a high professional knowledge of her field, which ultimately made us very comfortable selling and buying."
"Manon helped make our retirement dreams come true. After a very dissatisfying experience of listing with another real estate agent and not selling, we decided to try selling our home on our own. We had an offer that fell through in the summer, and as fall approached, decided to remove our listing. Manon came highly recommended by my son and daughter-in-law, who sold and bought homes with her. We called Manon to meet, and quickly agreed to list our home for the following spring market. We explained that we were going to be wintering in Florida, but she said no problem, she would hold open houses and handle showings while we were away. She helped us stage our home, gave us tips on "de-cluttering", and we got our house ready for market. We knew we could deal by phone and fax and email as needed, and the house would be in good hands while we were away.
While in Florida, we decided to do a short 5-day cruise out of Tampa, and, yes, you guessed it...we got an offer on the house while cruising to Grand Cayman. My son frantically tried to get in contact with us while we were at sea, and, of course, we had turned off our phone, and had not checked our email that day....panic set in when we did realize we had to call Manon and feared we were going to lose a deal.
Manon was so calming and assured us she would work out all the details, and we began the process. Emails, signatures and picture documents all flew back and forth and within 2 days we had a sale! We sure celebrated with a few drinks on the high seas, and toasted our luck at having the "GREATEST" real estate agent in Orleans.
Manon was a pleasure to work with, and all dealings were professional and friendly. She worked very hard to get us the best deal she could... We got our listing price, less $,1000. And she stayed in touch with us right up to closing.
That was 15 months ago, and I am pleased to say, we recently moved into our new condo...and Manon handled that purchase for us, as well. We readily recommend Manon to friends when they discuss selling or buying homes, and we hope they will bring their business to her."
Very satisfied clients,"
- Sue & Andre
"Everything went so well with our house sale. The house went on the market on Friday and, on Sunday, we were offered $5,000 more than our asking price. After our initial call, Angelo came by to talk with Jude and me. It was obvious he had done all his homework. He presented it, to our liking, and we agreed on a price to sell. When more than one offer came in, he called us. The offers were made at our house, and we accepted the one that we liked best.
It was a pleasure doing business with your team."
"It was truly a pleasure doing business with you and your team again. No doubt our paths will cross again in the near future."
Best of luck with your listings!
- Jason and Miranda
"We recently rented our home, thanks to the services of the Toscano/Walker Team. During the process, we were very well supported by Geoff Walker and his team. Although we have not met the tenants, we understand from the neighbours that they are meticulous in the maintenance of the property.
We would definitely recommend Geoff to friends and family."
"Our experience with selling and buying a home with Geoff Walker and Michelle Walker was second to none.
Geoff did a fantastic job working extremely hard to find a buyer for our home. His professionalism and knowledge of all aspects of the industry got our home sold and for full price. This rarely happens. So, thank you, Geoff!
Michelle was there to help us purchase our home. It seems like an easy transaction but at the 11th hour, when we were to get the keys to our new home, a problem arose with the seller. Michelle went over and above her duties to help us out during this stressful time. She was truly a driving force and kept us going. Things worked out, and we got our new home and are extremely happy.
People like Geoff and Michelle not only do a great job but care about their job and the people they represent. It was a pleasure dealing with them on a professional and personal level, and we would recommend them and the team to anyone selling or buying."
"Thank you all so very much! The picture gift was a lovely gesture, and we see it every day :-).
- Christine & Gerry
"This is to say that we were very pleased with Lindsay. We found her to be very friendly, calm, helpful, accommodating. A very sweet person, very pleasant to deal with. I would recommend her to prospective sellers."
"The Toscano/Walker Team provided a courteous, professional and effective Realtor service during the recent sale of our home. The team provided helpful advice and responded promptly to our questions. Their knowledge of the market, extensive experience, and consideration of our requirements earned our confidence and resulted in a very successful outcome. We do not hesitate in recommending their services.
- Fred and Anne
"Diane and I enjoyed working with Geoff. We were both very impressed with his level of professionalism and how quickly the house sold. It's amazing the difference it actually makes when you use an experienced and motivated Realtor. Our previous experience with another Realtor was, to say the least, meager. Diane and I were very pleased with the service we received and the quick sale our home.
- Peter & Diane
"Lindsay Walker was recently engaged to manage the sale of our home (that had been in the family for almost 60 years), which she did with just the right balance of sensitivity and professionalism. She dedicated herself "'round the clock", frequently preparing and sending documents well after midnight and following up with us first thing in the morning. Lindsay's strategic pricing and scheduling attracted 38 potential buyers to the home the first day it appeared on the market. This resulted in a very quick sale and a purchase price that was slightly higher than the asking price. We were very pleased with Lindsay's performance and will definitely ask her to handle any subsequent sales. Thank you, Lindsay. It was a pleasure working with you."
"Purchasing and selling a house comes with a lot of stress. Finding the right location, the right price and, of course, the right agent to represent you can be extremely stressful. Jo-Ann Floreal was the agent for us! Jo-Ann is an exceptionally detailed-oriented & friendly agent. She left no matters unattended. All of our "must-haves" were met. Her ability to diffuse our stress was incredible! Purchasing from out of province, she guided us through online searches, and helped us create a short list of homes within our expectations. Her professional attitude and keen sense of the market is unmatched. If you want peace of mind while finding a house that you will call home, Jo-Ann Floreal is the Realtor I recommend for you. Thanks, Jo-Ann!"
- Maria Buehl
"The Toscano/Walker Team, headed up by Jo-Ann Floreal, was successful in selling our house in challenging market conditions and in a relatively short timeframe. The personal touch, caring attitude and service solutions went beyond the norm, which, at the end, made for a pleasant and successful real estate experience. We highly recommend their services.
- Rolf Kamm
"Manon was our real estate agent this year when we moved from Newfoundland to Ottawa. It was a little stressful to both buy and sell a house at the same time and in different provinces. We had only a week for a house-hunting trip in Ottawa. Manon was in contact with us months before the trip and began sending us listings so we could get an idea of the market. She spoke with us a few times prior to the move to ensure she was clear in what we wanted. We ended up having to postpone our HHT three times and each time she took it in stride and never once showed any frustration. She lined up all the houses we wanted, and we purchased our favourite. Manon has a great personality and made us feel very confident in her knowledge of the market and ability to help us. She was both funny and frank. She made it a much less stressful experience. Thanks, Manon."
"Most people would find that selling the largest investment they have to be a potentially stressful event. We were no different. From the outset, beginning with your first walk-through the home when we talked about an appraisal and possible listing with you, we found the experience of working with you to be very positive. At every step along the way, from listing to sale to closing, you and your team offered us exceptional advice and guidance.
At the beginning, you articulated a strategy and sales plan and, throughout the listing and showings, which were plentiful, you stayed on that course. You remained calm and focused, your endless efforts to find a buyer and complete the sale demonstrated your confident approach, outstanding experience and professionalism as a closer. The excellent and honest communication throughout the sale, from you and your team, was effective and very much appreciated. I believe that your ability to read the needs and feelings of both the buyers and sellers is a key to your success.
Celine and I are both very pleased with our experience in having worked with you. We would not hesitate to use the Toscano/Walker Team again and, I have, in fact, already recommended you to friends.
Thank you again for making the sale of our home successful.
- Martin and Celine
"It is a pleasure to share our experience of finding our dream home, thanks to Judith Laviolette. We met Judith 2 years ago when she showed us a home that was of potential interest to us. Judith is very personable, and we hit if off immediately with her. We were in no hurry at the time to move out of our home, but were looking to upgrade and see what was out there. We decided to ask Judith to assist us and she kindly agreed.
Judith was very patient through our whole process, and we must have visited over 40 homes during the two-year period. We never felt pressured and over time, we bonded with Judith and consider her a friend. This summer, my wife, Sonia, and I found an almost ideal home on a waterfront property, except it was missing 2 bedrooms that we would have had to have built as an addition.
We still placed a bid, but ultimately lost to another party. That did not deter Judith, who sensed our disappointment. She went from door to door on that street to find out if anyone was interested in selling their home and came upon a potential house, which the owner had tried to sell in the past.
Judith was able to orchestrate a negotiation process that culminated in the purchase of our dream home!! She was instrumental in the process because the negotiation was not the easiest. It felt like a huge team victory, and we are very thankful to be moving in this month.
We have nothing but accolades where Judith is concerned. She is patient yet perseverant, calm and professional. She was able to manage our anxiety and expectations and set realistic goals. She made us feel like we were in charge and facilitated the stressful task of finding and negotiating the purchase of our dream home. Judith has an outgoing personality and is easy to get along with. We felt like we were home shopping with a trusted friend and not just any sales agent. She is top notch and an asset to your team. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy their dream home. She sure made it happen for us...
- Stephane and Sonia
"We have never really done a testimonial before. But, if I had anything to say about my experience with Judith, it would be that she was "very knowledgeable" about the housing market, made sure we were fully informed and understood the selling process and made sure we got the most money for our house. It was a wonderful experience, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell.
- Claudia and Pierre
"We have dealt with Judith Laviolette of the Toscano/Walker Team of RE/MAX over the past year and a half to sell our 2-storey house, buy a bungalow and sell a condo.
In all instances, Judith was very professional, friendly and helpful, always patient and never "pushy". She helped us analyze the market and find the right level at which to price our properties and also helped us to assess the fair market value of the property we were looking for. She monitored the market and suggested several properties in our target area, price range and type of property. She was always available to answer our questions and set up viewings.
When we finally found the property we preferred, she was instrumental in helping us acquire it. She helped us avoid the pitfalls of buying or selling properties without professional help by providing us with the proper forms, legal advice and helping us find a professional home inspector. In one instance, we feel we avoided a serious error because of her help and advice.
At our request, she even provided advice on renovations, colour schemes and decor and suggested names of contractors who could do the kind of renovations we had in mind. She always seemed willing to help and had all the right connections to provide the right assistance.
We would have no hesitation in using her services in the future and recommending her to our friends."
- Rachel & Robert
"Thanks to the Toscano/Walker Team, we were able to find our dream home. Their insight and knowledge of the market were fundamental in the sale/buy transaction, and the overall service was fantastic!
"Having an outstanding Realtor on an incredible team makes all the difference when selling a home! The Toscano/Walker Team have sold two homes for me over the past two years. With each of these quick sales, the team went above and beyond my expectations. Lindsay's attention to detail, wealth of knowledge, professionalism and personal touch made the sale feel effortless. As a direct result of Lindsay's personality and timely communication, the whole experience was a pleasure. Working with Lindsay put me at ease and dissipated all stress. I was delighted to work with Lindsay for a second time and would recommend her to anyone without hesitation!
Thank you to Lindsay and the Toscano/Walker Team!"
"This is the second time Judith has helped my wife and I purchase a home. She is very professional and knowledgeable, in terms of the business side of the transactions. More importantly, she was very attentive to what my wife and I were looking for and helped us to find the property we wanted, as opposed to just any property. We have and will continue to recommend Judith to others.
We LOVED the service we had with Judith. She was always available for us and we felt that she really wanted us to find our perfect house. And we did find the perfect one for our family, and we cannot say how much we love it. All we can say to your team, especially to Judith, is a big thank you! We could not be happier.
Only too happy to provide a testimonial.
We had listed our property with another company and, after 10 months on the market, no success.
We decided to look at other companies and interviewed agents from two companies.
When Angelo arrived at our home, he made an excellent presentation on the pluses of booking with Toscano/Walker.
He was very knowledgeable of the market and very enthusiastic.
There was no doubt in his mind that he could sell our property.
We listed with Toscano/Walker, and after a short of time, Angelo suggested that a small decrease in price might be the answer. The market in our area had started to slow down. After the adjustment, almost immediately, we had visitors, an offer and a sale.
His after-sale follow-up was excellent.
It was a pleasure dealing with Angelo. If, in the future we have a property to sell, we will certainly contact Angelo.
- Dennis and Suzanne
"Geoff Walker demonstrated a lot of patience and determination in the sale of this house. He was working with a difficult situation but stepped up to the plate.
Went the extra mile to assure maximum exposure of the house and finally paid off.
Thank you, Geoff. Was truly appreciated. I would not hesitate to refer Geoff Walker of the Toscano/Walker Team for the sale of their home.
"My spouse and I recently decided to house hunt. This was a major step forward for us in our lives, and having someone like Michelle there to assist us and facilitate the process was more than we could have asked for.
Michelle was organized and listened carefully when we told her all the things we were hoping to find in our first home. As this was new territory for us both, we had lots of questions, and Michelle was always available to answer our questions promptly even when she was out of town.
We are so thrilled to be moving into a home that has everything we were looking for, with a price tag we can afford!
Thank you, Michelle, for your professionalism, cheerfulness and positivity! You have made this experience all the more enjoyable for us as first-time homebuyers!
- Chantale and Adam
"We apologize for the delay in replying as we are in a mad hurry to unpack and get rid of boxes! It is in no way a reflection on our feelings toward the services provided.
In short, Judith was not only a delightful, upbeat and fun person to work with, but she also demonstrated that she is a very smart and confident negotiator. In fact, she managed to lock us into a purchase price lower than what we were prepared to pay. How can you argue with that?! Her instincts and her people skills served us well.
She did a great job, and we won't hesitate to recommend her services to our friends and family.
Thank you and best of luck in your future transactions."
- Melanie & Stephane
"As my partner and l have parents ranging in age from 65 to 86, we had been thinking about how we would arrange to assist them if they wanted us to. We Iive in the end unit of a four-unit bungalow-style row of townhomes. When the unit beside us came up for sale, it seemed like the perfect solution. We could be close by to help or provide companionship if requested, yet they would have their independence and privacy.
We approached my father-in-law and asked if he would be interested in moving to Ottawa and buying the home. Having discussed buying a joint home in the past, he agreed. We phoned the agent and asked for a viewing. This was how we met Lindsay. She was warm and respectful toward Mel, even when she had to repeat herself many times as he is hard of hearing.
Today, I picked up the keys to my father-in-law's new home, a home that Lindsay was instrumental in helping us purchase. Lindsay was in constant communication with us to ensure we knew exactly what to expect and what was happening at each step. Lindsay's efforts and support went well beyond professionalism. I was particularly impressed the day she made the 4-hour round trip to Montreal to get Mel's signature so the 86-year-old wouldn't have to drive to Ottawa.
It is without hesitation that I recommend Lindsay Walker for any real estate services you require; she has an expert knowledge of real estate and a genuine concern for the well-being of her clients."
"My experience with the Toscano/Walker Team was terrific. Judith Laviolette made our home purchase experience a quick and seamless process. The total turnaround time from the acceptance of our offer to possession of the house was roughly 2 weeks, and we owe much of that to Judith's efforts and commitment to seeing us through the purchasing process.
I have absolutely no reservations in recommending the Toscano/Walker Team to any of my friends or family for representation of their real-estate needs.
Thank you, Judith, and many thanks to the Toscano/Walker Team.
"Dear Geoff Walker,
Thank you so much for everything you have done to help us in the sale of our house in Orleans. You have far exceeded our expectations. From our initial visit where you outlined small changes that could have a big impact, to help in the sale of the home, we were impressed. You certainly are working in a field that you are naturally great at, and it shows. You understand the market, the buyers, the sellers, and you truly listened to us. Once, I called you to ask a question. You answered the phone and said you were just about to sit down and have dinner with your family, and you asked if you could call me back at six. I was shocked and delighted when you really did call me back at six. I appreciate it when someone does exactly what they say they are going to do. It’s the little things that make a difference.
I also appreciate the constant feedback from you and your team. After each showing, you provided the feedback from the viewer via their agent. I received a weekly email outlining where our home was being advertised and showcased. As our home was a rental, I appreciated the positive feedback from our tenant who said that she turned down a showing at 8 at night as the kids were sleeping and was not given a hard time about that. The showing was rescheduled to fit into the tenant’s availability.
We live four hours from the home in Orleans, and I really appreciate the fact that everything could be done by emailing and faxing. It truly made selling the home that much easier. We also appreciate that you understood our need to stick to the closing date, as it was important to us and our tenants and their children. Good tenants are hard to find and, making it easier for them meant an easier transition for the tenant and their children.
Geoff, you were truly amazing to work with, and we would highly recommend the Toscano/Walker Team to anyone - an impressive and dynamic team.
- Bonnie & Gary
"My husband and I would like to express our gratitude to Judith Laviolette and the entire Toscano/Walker Team.
Our property sold in less than a week of being listed, and there is no doubt this was in no small measure due to your efficient and professional role. Your guidance throughout the entire process was invaluable and reassuring. Your strategy regarding the pricing of our property and your valuable tips on staging the house provided us with the guidance we needed. As well, we appreciate the clear manner in which you outlined the steps we would be taking during the selling process.
Your experience, professionalism and positive reassurance greatly reduced the stress of selling our house. In addition, we were very pleased to discover that our home had been designated a “Miracle Home” by Angelo Toscano, whereby a donation from the sale of our property would be donated to CHEO in support of sick children in our community.
Thank you for all your help. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Toscano/Walker Team to our friends and relatives.
"I would like to thank Angelo and his team for the excellent support in the sale of my house. After two years (without success) with two other real estate companies, the Toscano/Walker Team took over. Their briefings were of the outstanding category, their salesmanship and professionalism were second to none, and trust was key in the transactions done on my behalf. Once Angelo took over, the home sold within 4 days. I am convinced now, more than ever, that the choice of the agent is probably one of the most important decisions that one takes. In this case, my choice was rewarded. Thank you, Team Toscano/Walker. I will surely use your services again in the future."
"Geoff's team has been extremely professional, taking the time to listen to our needs, assess our situation, suggest a plan with which we felt really comfortable. The whole process of selling our house has been very smooth and pressure-free. Geoff's open lines of communication made us feel confident and in good hands. Selling a house can be really stressful and emotional for a family, at least it has been for us, that is why we really appreciated all the support from Geoff and his team. Now that our house is sold, we're ready to move to another chapter!"
"We were extremely pleased with the service provided by Geoff and his team.
He went out of his way to ensure we were well looked after, by arranging a contractor prior to placing our house on the market and then by ensuring we received the best sale price possible for our house.
We will certainly recommend him (as we did with Michelle when we bought our house in '08) to everyone we know that will be selling or buying property in the Ottawa area.
Thanks again for the great service!!"
"I want to thank Manon Fredette, as she is an awesome lady! Manon always contacted me with the things I needed to know; I felt very special to be treated well, and Manon is always very professional! She got me what I wanted and plus! I also want to thank the receptionist that called me for the appointments and the greeting when I went to the office at the Saint Joseph Boulevard location. They have a hard job calling all those people for appointments, but I always made them laugh and was not hard on them, which everybody should do! Thanks again! :) "
- Claire, a happy person in HER new home! :)
"Steve and I want to thank you again for all your help in the selling of our home in Orleans. We were very pleased with your professionalism and the short time it took to sell our home. We appreciate how you took care of all the aspects, from our initial meeting to the closing of the sale, leaving very little for us to do. We both enjoyed working with you and would recommend you highly to anyone seeking Realtor services."
- Steve and Jazmin
"I interviewed several agents before listing my house for sale. I chose Angelo because he gave me the best evaluation for my property, recognizing its unique nature. My property sold on the third viewing. I was very pleased with my experience with the Toscano/Walker Team."
"Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful endeavour, however, our agent Manon Fredette and the entire Toscano/Walker Team made the whole process a very pleasant and stress-free experience. We were very impressed by all the resources available to us via the Toscano/Walker Team. The dedication, professionalism and knowledge displayed by Manon enabled us to make very important decisions with ease and confidence. Manon and the Toscano/Walker Team have the client's best interest in mind every step of the way! We could not have asked for a more enjoyable experience! Thank you very much; it was a pleasure doing business with you!"
-Lee and Mychele
"As first-time clients of the Toscano/Walker Team, we were extremely impressed by Manon Fredette's professionalism, knowledge and first-class attention to our requirements. As a result, our home was sold 8 hours after being on the market. Manon also helped us with the purchase of our new home, ensuring that all our needs were met. We will definitely recommend Manon and the Toscano/Walker Team to all our friends and family.
Manon is a positive asset to your organization!"
- Monique & Yvon
"As a recent client of Geoff Walker of the Toscano/Walker Team, I want to express my appreciation to Geoff and his team on the recent sale of my home. His real estate knowledge of the current market trends were outstanding, to say the least.
Because of Geoff’s understanding and awareness of today’s market, my home was sold soon after it was listed, and I could not have asked for a better agent to guide me through the entire process. I would, therefore, not hesitate to recommend him to anyone wishing to buy or sell their property.
Many thanks to Geoff and his team for a job well done.
"I just sold my home with Geoff Walker from the Toscano/Walker Team. He and his team provided fantastic service – over and above my expectations. When he quoted my house for just over $30,000 more than other real estate agents in the area, I was a bit wary of his ability to deliver. But, in every respect, he delivered on his commitments.
I decided on a price slightly lower, and it sold in 5 days!
What truly impressed me about Geoff was his honesty and openness. He didn’t mislead me in any way and made my options clear. He made it easy for me, even though I was rarely in town to do anything.
I would highly recommend Geoff Walker and his team for anyone considering selling or buying a home. He is a man of his word and has a great team to back him up!"
"We interviewed quite a few real estate agents when we decided to sell our house. We selected Geoff Walker and his company based upon his in-depth knowledge of the area and his professional and straightforward approach.
Our house has been sold within three weeks and close to Geoff’s original estimate. Geoff has impressed us with his careful attention to all details and empathy with our desires and requirements throughout the listing period, and especially during negotiations with the eventual buyer. He is a very charming, enthusiastic and pleasant individual who has impressed us with his professionalism and dedication.
We are recommending Geoff to all our friends and acquaintances."
- Dr. Akhtar and family
"It is Sunday, March 6th, and I write this testimonial from a luxury resort, while on a relaxing vacation with my fiance. On Saturday, January 22, I still owned a house in Barrhaven and was living with my fiance in Orleans. On that day, at my fiance's suggestion, I visited the Toscano/Walker website, completed some online surveys to access market information, and, within one hour, I received a telephone call from Jo-Ann who set up an agent appointment for Monday evening. At that time, I believed that with a LOT of hard work and lots of luck, I could get my house emptied, listed and possibly sold by the end of the summer - hopefully before our August wedding.
We interviewed quite a few real estate agents when we decided to sell our house. We selected Geoff Walker and his company based upon his in-depth knowledge of the area and his professional and straightforward approach.
Geoff arrived promptly and, in less than 1.5 hours, helped us develop a plan of action for listing three months earlier than originally planned. The house was emptied and then listed for sale by Tuesday, Feb 8th, and on Sunday, Feb 13th, an offer came in, was negotiated, accepted and became final on Tuesday, Feb 15th. The closing occurred on March 1 - four days into our driving trip to Florida. The sale price was $1,000 over my original projected expectation, and happened three to eight months earlier than I expected. This saved me at minimum $6,000 in carrying costs (quite possibly more if I had held to my original plan). The mental relief is immense and eclipses the financial benefits immeasurably! On a final note, the real estate lawyer that I was referred to, along with his very competent assistant, provided excellent professional closing expertise. I recommend the Toscano/Walker Team, unreservedly!"
"We would like to express our gratitude to Geoff Walker and the team at Toscano/Walker for selling our house. We were very impressed with how well prepared and knowledgeable Geoff was at our initial meeting. Geoff's professionalism was evident in the way he described our competition, options and time lines. He never hesitated in being available whenever we had a question or concern. He made us feel more optimistic about the possibilities of selling our home. Thanks to Geoff's efforts and experience, we sold our home in less than a week. We would certainly recommend the Toscano/Walker Team for real estate needs because of their exceptional service.
It was a pleasure to have Geoff Walker represent us. Thank you for the lovely Christmas basket. The Katerina Mertikas painting will grace our home's foyer for many years to come. Hope you have a happy and successful New Year. Thanks again for all your help."
- Paul and Elizabeth
"This is the second time I have listed a home with the Toscano/Walker Team, and the customer service provided by the whole team has been great once again. From the information provided on their website to the open houses and frequent updates on the status of my home, they provide a thorough and professional service. Special thanks to Jo-Ann who put in that extra effort."
"Dear Angelo, Geoff and team,
As the dust is starting to settle from our move, we would like to take this opporunity (and a moment of reflective calm!) to thank you all for making our home-selling and -buying experience such a positive one from start to finish.
Your genuineness, friendliness, warmth and humanity yet quintessential professionalism and accessibility have made dealing with you all most positive and pleasurable.
Keep up the excellent work and don't change one bit. With our sincere thanks and very best wishes to one and all.
- Lara & Boris
"It's been a pleasure working with your team on our house selling; from the moment we met Angelo, he impressed us with his sharp insights on every detail of our house and his passion for marketing/selling. And his amusing team, especially Jo-Ann Floreal - she's the one who helped us with staging, listing, providing suggestions, neighbourhood selling information throughout the whole process. Her professional work attitude, great dedication to details and more importantly her lovely personality and consideration for clients' feelings made the working process smooth and successful. It's our first time working with a real estate agency, and it's been a wonderful experience. Thanks to Jo-Ann, Angelo, and all the rest of the team. We would highly recommend this team to anyone when it comes to selling your home."
- Donngxun & Jun
"We needed to act quickly and decisively to secure the best conditions to sell our house and purchase a new home we had selected on the shore of the St. Lawrence. Listed at a fair price and intelligently marketed, our home quickly sold and, as a result of Jo-Ann's judicious and straightforward negotiations, our new home was purchased the very next day.
From beginning to end, Angelo and his team conducted this operation with military precision: efficiently, purposeful, on target. It was an obvious team effort, well led, beautiful to watch, powerful and very professional in all aspects.
Our particular thanks to Jo-Ann, a marquee member of a finely honed team."
- Jacques and Andrea
"Working with Judith was a pleasure. She was very professional, knowledgeable in the market, responsive, pleasant, proactive and went out of her way to help with things that were outside of her responsibilities. She gave me good advice and facilitated a lot of things for me.
She is my agent. Moving forward, I will contact her when I want to find another property in the future and will recommend her to other people.
"I'm writing to tell you how much we enjoyed dealing with your firm during our recent house search and the purchase of our new home. Dan Caouette was professional, helpful and knowledgeable. He was especially helpful with negotiating the final purchase price and providing his recommendations on how to handle the difficulties of finding some items not quite up to our expectations upon professional inspection. He spent long (and late) hours with us to make sure we bought our chosen home at a very satisfactory price. No matter how late we had to meet (because of my husband's schedule), he was always courteous and easy to deal with. He was especially patient at explaining the intricacies of the documentation. In short, Dan's personal, relaxed and friendly approach made our house purchase worry free. We would not hesitate to recommend Dan Caouette to any prospective buyers. As a matter of fact, we already have.
- Catherine and Leon
"My sister-in-law suggested I contact Geoff Walker to assist us in selling our family home. Geoff came to our home 12 months before we put our home on the market. It was a very difficult time in our lives, and Geoff was very compassionate and very professional in his approach. He even sent a professional stager to our home to give us tips on how to present our home for sale. Her suggestions were invaluable.
When the time was right, Geoff came to the house and helped us during the selling process. After the house was sold, he handed us over to Cameron Dennee, who is part of his team at Toscano/Walker. Cameron went out of his way, and absolutely nothing was too much trouble. He showed me through many homes before we found our new home. Cameron was very understanding and patient with me at all times and was always willing to be there and help me through the process of finding a new home that suited our needs.
I will always recommend the Toscano/Walker Team to my friends and family and, especially, mention Cameron's name as their first contact point."
"I would really like to take the time to thank Geoff Walker for helping us sell our home in a timely fashion. I initially had my home listed By Owner, and tried to sell it by myself, and I had no luck for about 2 months. Then I listed with another agent who was no help at all, and he just said what I wanted to hear just to get the listing, and there was no movement with him for 2 months, as we were not priced correctly. Then I was referred to Geoff Walker by a friend, and I immediately called him as I was creeping up on my closing date for my new property, and I was very impressed with his honestly and what he was able to do for me. He came in, priced the home at a competitive price, and before you know it, we had 2 offers within 3 days, and the home got sold. Thank you very much, Geoff, for all your hard work and honesty with this big transaction. You truly are one of the best real estate agents I have ever met."
"It seems like nowadays everyone is moving, and looking to buy or sell their homes. In an age of economic cutbacks, everyone's looking at saving pennies and striving for the most value for their dollar. We are seeing a lot of friends going through "DIY" real estate sites like Grapevine. My husband, Martin, and I recently bought a new construction home together, and had a wonderful experience with a Realtor named Lindsay Walker, from the Toscano/Walker Team. Having had such a fantastic experience with Lindsay, I can wholeheartedly say that the value-add by Lindsay was immense. As a homebuyer in the Ottawa market, I felt that working with Lindsay put us at an exponential advantage to those working without the advice of a trusted Realtor, regardless of buying a new construction or pre-owned home.
In our case, we were negotiating with a new home builder, and found that we were feeling overwhelmed and inundated with information. The sales team, while friendly and informative, were biased. They are, after all, looking to make a sale! Lindsay sat with us and went through the information provided, clarifying terms, city codes and neighbourhood profiles. She provided input, from a Realtor's perspective on the pros and cons of the home in question. Lindsay truly represented us - the consumer, the client, the homebuyer - and unlike the developer's sales team, she was focused on our needs and concerns, ensuring that we got the most value for our money. She was able to provide an unbiased perspective on purchasing a home from the developer, even going so far as to show us comparable homes in the same price range, and to provide us with her advice on the growth potential of our new home, relative to the neighbourhood comparables. When we opted to go for a new construction, Lindsay provided valuable advice on the upgrades that would add the most value to our investment, and even went far and above the call of duty by helping us get quotes from reliable, trustworthy specialists and contractors when we weren't sure whom to approach.
Enlisting Lindsay's help really de-mystified the experience of buying a home directly from a large corporate builder. While, to the builder, we were merely one of thousands of buyers, known only by our lot numbers. But, to Lindsay, we were real people with real concerns and questions, looking for a place to call home. She spent a great deal of time and effort in ensuring that we were well represented, and making the best decisions regarding our purchase. Her care and concern were absolutely genuine, and her priority was getting us into the home that was right for us.
While the use of a Realtor when dealing with a developer is not widely publicized, we encourage you to do so. You are arming yourself with information, and protecting yourself as a consumer. There is no cost to you in enlisting the help of an agent, and while the developer may grumble at having to involve your Realtor, it is worth it for you! The advice of a Realtor in your home-buying experience is essential! Get the unbiased facts - when making one of the largest investments of your life. Research, research, research - and arm yourself with a certified real Estate professional.
Lindsay’s role in our home purchase was invaluable. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, and we admired her professionalism, tenacity and dedication to our home purchase. We absolutely recommend her services to anyone buying or selling their home in the Ottawa area. Thank you, Lindsay!"
- Sharon and Martin
"Our selling experience with Manon Fredette was exceptional!
We tried selling a year ago with a real estate agent from another company and were very disappointed with the service, and our home did not sell in the 60-day period, had very few showings, and not one showing from the listing agent!!!! We then tried selling on our own, had one offer, but eventually did not sell.
Along came Manon and, within 2 weeks on MLS listing, we had a serious offer and ended up selling at almost our asking price.
We were a little apprehensive to choose a real estate agent again, but our son highly recommended Manon, who had sold his home, and he purchased with her as well, and he said she was awesome.
We agree, she is awesome! She not only gave us staging tips, marketed our home with great photos and details, but she "talked up" our home at showings, following up aggressively with potential buyers and handled the offer process very professionally.
We couldn't be more pleased with her services, and we have recommended her to others, as well.
Thank you, Manon, for helping make one of our dreams come through!"
- Sue & Andre
Thank you so much for all your help. We were happy working with you the way you have discussed the option and odds.
Your teamwork showed the results.
Thanks a lot, again,"
- Soniya and Rakesh
"I just want to take a few moments of your time to mention that I have been highly impressed with the services of Cameron Dennee, one of your team members. For the past few years, I have been going to open houses and looking for a home that would have the possibility of adding an in-law suite to it. Not once did a real estate agent offer to look further into this matter, as in what are the bylaws, and other legalities surrounding these possibilities. As my parents and I were questioning ourselves out loud, he offered to look into the matter for me, which he did.
Cameron went above and beyond the call of duty by going down to the City Hall to make enquiries for me. Now, I am more knowledgeable, know what to look for and the right questions to ask.
His name will obviously be highly recommended to friends and colleagues looking for a real estate agent.
Thank you and have a great day!"
"In March, we made the decision to sell our Ottawa property. We had received a card in the mail outlining the services provided by the Toscano/Walker Team. We had seen their signs around the community and thought that they would have a solid knowledge of local real estate. Geoff Walker came to our rescue. At our first meeting, we knew we had made the right choice. Geoff talked with us about pricing, and we discussed the finer points about real estate inflation. He gave us his advice, and we took it. He was also not shy in suggesting ideas to improve the possibility of a sale in a highly competitive market. So, bye, bye wall of grandchildren's art. Our home sold in one month for the listing price. We certainly recommend this team for their forthrightness and friendliness."
- Jamie and Joyce
"Je tiens à dire que l'équipe Toscano/Walker de RE/MAX du quartier d'Orléans à Ottawa, représentée par Judith Laviolette, m'a apporté un soutien précieux pour vendre mon condominium à Ottawa. De bons conseils en une période qui n'était peut-être pas si favorable pour l'immobilier. Merci."