Alicja and I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful home selling experience. The ease and convenience of reviewing and signing the contract over our mobile phones saved time with all of our busy schedules. The great marketing strategy with a descriptive brochure and using the new 3D tour multimedia to showcase our home brought many potential buyers within the first few days of listing. Your knowledge of the housing market within the area, impeccable timing, and sales competitiveness were able to bring us competing offers within the first 4 days of listing with us accepting an offer above our listing price. By far the best real estate experience we have ever had. We will be using your real estate services again in the very near future and definitely recommending you to our family, friends, and neighbours.
Reggie & Alicja Parel
In August 2015, we decided it was time to sell our downtown Hamilton condo and search for our first house. We began by leisurely looking for houses and were immediately struck by just how important top-notch representation is. Our search for a Real Estate agent began with us asking friends who they had used in the past. To this list, we added a series of agents who stood out due to their competent on-line and physical advertising campaigns. Finally, we had our list of people to meet and we began inviting them out to our home. As most people are, we had been heavily influenced by our friends as to who we should decide and were fairly certain who we would choose before this process began. Alex Borondy was not one of the people suggested to us, but she proceeded to tear-down the existing bias we had going into this process, and emerge as the obvious top-choice. What made Alex stand-out? The list is long, but the key features, to us, were her professionalism, attention to detail and obvious competency. Her extraordinary on-line advertising drew us to her at first, as Alex understands the old adage 'A picture says a thousand words' and is adept at using this premise to drive the sale of your house. Her strategy was critical to the timely sale of our condo, which, surprisingly, was muddied by some complex legal & contractual issues surrounding our building. Alex not only guided us through the sales process, while dealing with these issues, but used her considerable acumen to drive interest in our property. Her willingness to tap-into other professionals allows her to provide you with top-notch photography, a show-stopping video tour and a social media advertising campaign tailor made to sell your home.
Surprisingly, to us, it was during our search for a new home that Alex's real value came to the fore. We simply were not expecting the savvy that Alex brought to the table as a buying agent. She's the complete package as far as a buying agent goes, as she is capable of giving a near home-inspector's worth of information regarding a home's health, strengths and weaknesses. This attention-to-detail is accompanied by keeping a firm hand on the pulse of the real-estate market, as she offers frighteningly accurate predictions as to how much and when a given house will sell. Importantly, her savvy doesn't make her arrogant whatsoever. For example, like seemingly all houses in the Hamilton area, the house we wanted to call "home" went into competition. Alex understood the situation and, like any top-notch, confident professional should, willingly sought advice from other agents who specialized in the area our home-to-be was located within. Through her willingness to consult with others and thorough understanding of the market, we developed a winning offer for the house that is now our home.
If we decide to move in the future, we will absolutely work with Alex again. She is competent, prepared, successful, and her complete lack of arrogance despite this, makes her a joy to work with. The scalding hot nature of the Hamilton market gives rise to many 'mega-agents' whom you meet once, before being pawned off to one of their associates. Working with Alex is refreshing, as this simply doesn't happen. She works with your case personally and somehow makes time for everyone despite her busy schedule. Do yourself a favour and give Alex a chance to work for you. We opened the door a crack, and she blew it off the hinges.
Em and Dan Moldaver
We would like to say thank you to Alex for her amazing work and support in our search and purchase of our first home.
Initially, we were both very worried about the whole process, and really didn't know what to expect. The very first time we met with Alex she really put us at ease and helped us in believing that we could actually get a home that was perfect for us and still be within our price range.
When showing us houses, she really made us comfortable when asking questions and was patient with our ever changing wish list. She was really knowledgeable, and pointed out things that we didn't even notice, like how to notice if window seals are cracked. She helped us turn down homes that looked great on the surface but would have caused us a lot of hassles (and money) in the future. She was honest in what market value was for the areas we were looking at, and made sure that we weren't spending more than the houses were worth. We never felt that we were only there for her to make commission.
When we finally found the house that we loved, Alex acted quickly to make sure the offer got to the sellers the same night, and helped us through the negotiation process. As first time home buyers a lot of the steps were confusing and nerve wracking but Alex helped assure us throughout the process, and made it a lot of fun! We've found our perfect home and couldn't be happier. Thanks Alex!!
Monica and Massimo Caponi
After being to the real estate rodeo a time or two before, I knew that I needed a second opinion when my previous realtor priced my property well below market value. I called Alex and she showed up the very next day with an aggressive marketing and sales strategy. She agreed that the property was worth more and we priced it accordingly. We decided to wait for 7 days to review offers at which point we entertained 3 (one of which Alexandra brought in). During negotiations Alexandra managed to get more than what I ever imagined (yes above asking!) and a 3 week closing date which for me was ideal. I found this to be one of the best experiences; her office was very professional and organized when notifying me of showings. Alexandra also assisted me in selling my washer and dryer. Moving can be an extremely stressful time but knowing you have a professional representing you takes a huge load off your back. She was very communicative, always returned calls, provided honest feedback and was reassuring that everything was working out as planned. She went way above the call of duty and I would recommend her to anyone considering selling or buying in this hot market. If I ever get transferred back to the Hamilton area my first call would be to Alexandra.
Manon and Izzy (woof woof)
We would like to thank Paul for his efforts in helping us buy and sell our home. After going to open houses and viewings without an agent for over a year, we knew right away that we were completely confident in having him represent us when we met! Throughout our dealing with Paul, he always showed our best interest at heart and we felt as though he knew exactly what we wanted as we walked through many houses. There was never any kind of pressure, or unwanted advice, he was patient and a pleasure to deal with. We are especially pleased with his negotiation skills, always keeping us up to date and working tirelessly to help make this happen for us! When we sell again, we will not hesitate to call Paul and most definitely recommend him to anyone we know that is looking for an agent.
Thanks again Paul and best of luck in future sales!
Nina and Derek
"Dear Alex, Thank you for taking such good care of my client. I contacted you after hours on a Friday night. You were extremely quick with your response, which is so important when sending a referral. My client has special needs that had to be taken care of very quickly. You helped her out right away and she was very happy with your services. I will not hesitate to refer another client to you again. Thank you for doing such a great job!"
Re/Max Jazz Inc., Brokerage
"I have referred several files to Alex Borondy and she has kept me abreast of any activity on the files, developed a strong relationship with the referral clients and delivered stellar results each time. I will continue to refer files to her whenever I can because, simply stated, she makes me look great. Thanks so much for your hard work Alex!"
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.,
"Our experiences with Alex and Conrad have been nothing but professional, kind and understanding. We started working with Alex and Conrad in the summer of 2011 when we were simply exploring the idea of moving. Over the next several months we viewed multiple properties with Alex, never feeling rushed or pressured to buy a property that wasn't perfect for us. We felt so confident and comfortable with Alex and Conrad that we decided to list our home with them. Their knowledge and experience with social media, the guidance of their exceptional stager, their outstanding photographer and their flexibility in adapting to the local market, helped us to sell our property quickly and with multiple offers in a normally slow time of year. With their ability to negotiate and balance expectations, they helped us secure our dream home within our budget and time frame. In a time that is often very stressful and can be met with many challenges, we would not hesitate to recommend Alex and Conrad to help in making this time a positive and enjoyable experience!"
~Phil, Jen & Hayley Edey
"On behalf of my wife, Maureen and our family, I want to personally thank Alex Borondy and Conrad Zurini for their outstanding skills and service in the handling of the sale of our lakefront home.
After two failed attempts over a 2 year period to sell our house with what we believed were more experienced real estate agents, we were wary about listing the house yet again. Alex and Conrad met with us, reviewed a detailed marketing plan and sales strategy specific to our house, and we decided to list with them. With dedication and adherence to their commitments outlined in the sales strategy, the was executed flawlessly and our house was successfully sold at full asking price.
I enjoyed working with these intelligent, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals and would recommend them without hesitation to anyone considering selling their home. You can trust this talented team to assemble a strong marketing package that will also leverage the latest internet-based technologies available to the real estate industry in order to effectively attract qualified buyers.
Once you meet with them, you will see the difference in their approach and personal commitment to ensure a smooth transaction in the sale of your most important family asset, your home.
Thanks again Alex and Conrad and we wish you continued success in the future!"
Alex Borondy- Conrad Zurini- Paul Makarenko
"We had the pleasure of working with this trio during our search for our starter home. We could not possibly be any more excited for what they found us. Not only did we score a wonderful home we now have made wonderful friends.
The three of them work as an amazing team; we could not believe how well they communicate and how accessible they are to one another. We are not sure there is a better team to get you exactly what you are looking for. A big thanks to all of them for the support and love we felt through our journey of being first time home owners.
The biggest thanks to Alex for her warm heart and always honest opinion, making relationships like that with your clients is a sure sign of success. "
~The Crowther Family!!!
"When buying your dream property, you need more than just a Real Estate Agent in your corner. You need a friend that you can trust to keep things in perspective. Paul Makarenko was just that person for us. Paul helped our family buy our dream property. After a lengthy search Paul helped make our dream of owning land a reality. He also grounded us immensely when we needed to sell our house. During these stressful times, he was always there for us answering whatever questions we had, making sure our best interests were constantly looked after. We were not just a commission; we felt Paul really cared about making our dreams a reality!"
Ilya, Nadia and Yuri Senchuk
Alex Borondy and Conrad Zurini - The Dynamic Duo at RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.
Dear Alex and Conrad,
Curtis, Liam and I want to sincerely thank you for all your time and great efforts you committed to selling our home in Stoney Creek. We have sold several homes in our young lives so far, and we can say without a doubt, you were the best agents we had ever worked with. We can also say we consider you two our dear friends! Your speed to listing our home, the incredible way you marketed our home and your overall kindness and integrity, by far exceeded our expectations. You two are AMAZING!!! Our sincerest thanks for making our sale stress free!!!
Curtis, Liam and Christine Marcil
"Conrad exceeded my expectations, in getting me into exactly the type of home I was looking for, under my expected budget, and quickly, due to a family situation. Having bought 2 other homes in my life, I was jaded with RE professionals in general. However, he was superbly professional, attentive, responsive - and just as important - tailored ideas to exactly what I told him I was looking for. I would recommend Conrad to anyone in the market - either selling or buying, experienced or seasoned. He's the kind of guy you look for."
"Thanks for the Halloween flyer and the vouchers for Swiss Chalet which we have passed on to our daughter. We just love living here and would like to say 'thank you' again for helping us to achieve this. I don't think we could have done it without your help. Our best wishes for the holiday season to you and your family."
Yvonne and John Harrison
"Thanks again for all you have done for us. We can't wait to finally settle in and carry on with a normal life again. We finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! I'll be sure to pass your name to people we know. My brother may be looking to buy a property soon. He's a first time home buyer. I'll be sure to have him call you when he's ready to enter the market. Take care! Till next time....."
Le and Les Duong, Ancaster
"We would like to express our gratitude to RE/MAX Del Mar Realty, specifically, Conrad Zurini.
As you know selling your house at any time of the year can be extremely stressful, however, we were trying to sell our house over the Christmas holidays and the New Year. He answered the "millions" of phone calls and questions that we had in a very timely manner. Conrad is a "true" professional dedicated to his clients.
We will, with confidence, refer our friends and family to RE/MAX Del Mar Realty. In this competitive world of real estate it is nice to know that there are agents available who believe in working for and with their clients."
The Hicks Family
"Conrad came into our lives at a very stressful bleak time. I was searching for home with very limited funds. Until Conrad begin helping me with my search I was positive that my only option was to move into an apartment and give up my dream of getting a home where my special needs daughter would have a window to look out of to watch the cars, in neighbourhood where I would feel safe living.
His optimism and positive attitude gave me hope. There were dozens of homes that he could have let me buy and he would have been done with me. Instead, he would say no, I think we can do much better, don't worry. Just as he promised I have bought a wonderful home in a good neighbourhood with a big window for my daughter to look out of and a beautiful yard for her to play in. Although strangers when we met, he took on my dreams as though they were his and worked tirelessly until they became a reality.
I am positive that without Conrad I would have given up. Conrad did not stand to retire on what he would be earning from helping me, but, every step of the way he made me feel as though I was his most important client. Because of his dedication my daughters and I are beginning a new life in a wonderful home. He will forever be in our hearts."
Dawn, Alicia and Angela Laidman