Past Clients are the Best References!
My continued referrals and repeat clients are my greatest compliment. Thank you for your trust.
I can't say enough wonderful words about working with Brayden throughout my condo purchasing and selling process. From day one, he showed he was not only professional but very knowledgeable-- what meant the most was that he took the opportunity to really get to know me and what I was looking for, to ensure the places I viewed were quality and right for my needs. Once we found the right place he stopped at nothing to ensure I was set up for success in the bidding process.
In listing my place, the team of individuals that were brought in to help my condo sell were top tier. From decluttering, to staging and showing, the team ran the entire process seamlessly. What I appreciated most was the effort they made to help a typically stressful time feel not only easier but even fun at the same time!
Carol and Team
I have just completed the purchase of a condominium and the sale of my home with Carol Lome and her team of associates. Buying and selling properties are very stressful at the best of time. On the purchase side Brayden and Grant were helpful, professinal and readily available to view many properties before finally deciding on a unit. Their advice, including pitfalls, plus negotiating the final price was instrumental in my purchase. Very Pleased with the result.
On the selling side, the pre sale advice for marketing was incaluable n preparing the house for listing, showing and executing the plan. Carol and her staff were professional and helpful throughout the process. The team effort required behind the scene, mostly unseen, deserves special mention.
Finally when the "for sale" sign went up, the photographer's brochure was excellently produced and presented. The showings and open houss were well co-ordinated. The house sold, above the list price with multiple offers in six days and within the parameters stipulated (ie) closing date, no condition etc.
In summary, a very Stressful time was alleviated through the thoughtful and professional effots of Carol and her entire team.
Kudos to all.
When my family had to sell our father's condominium at a very stressfull time, we turned toCarol Lome. She said: "just give me the key. We'll do the rest and send you a chaque." That's exactly what happened. Carol organized top-notch packers and movers and stagers. She got a website up that showed it off beautifully. The agent's open house was packed to capacity and the showings began. The condo was sold immediately out of the starting gate for well over asking. Carol made all that happen, and she did it with patience, consideration, efficiency and good grace. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I will whole-heartedly recommend Carol Lome to anyone who asks.
My mother recently sold her house in Toronto and she chose Carol Lome and her team as her agents. My mother is 86 and this was not easy as she had lived there for 30 years. Right from the get go Carol was amazing. She gave us the name of someone to help get the house ready. She patiently explained her strategy for pricing the house. Her presentation was so professional with lists of solds and houses currently on the market. Very quickly we received 2 offers and one we were tempted to take. Carol though, felt we could get more. We listened to her advice and she was right. We got a way better offer the next night. She could have encouraged us to take the offer the first night and not had to do any more work but that is not Carol. She wants the best for her clients. Carol has been in real estate for a long time. What makes her different is that she really cares! She has knowledge, integrity, and compassion.
I would highly recommend her!
When it came time to sell our late father's home we are so glad we chose the Lome/Irwin Team for the job. This was not a glamorous listing and we had very realistic expectations, however, what we never expected was the way it played out. With Carol & Grant tied up and an offer on the horizon Brayden took the reins and managed the best possible outcome. Our unit sold in 2 days, 18% over list price! The entire transaction was swift, efficient and results driven thanks to the coordination of a well oiled team. We are so grateful!
Joanne & MJ
We have been loyal clients of the Lome/Irwin team for about six years. One of the things we have experienced consistently is that Carol, Grant, Brayden, and Nadine work tirelessly, enthusiastically, responsively, and professionally to achieve client-focused results. As stressful as buying and selling property can be, we are always impressed by their expertise, swept up by their passion, and admire them for the pride they take in their work. The results we achieve while working with the Lome/Irwin team are nothing short of exceptional; all sales are above asking and each purchase strategy is methodical and conscientious. Most importantly, we trust the Lome/Irwin team implicitly and the peace of mind they provide with each purchase and sale is absolutely priceless. We wouldn’t consider working with anyone else.
Colin and Lorne
We are very appreciative of Carol's "full service" which relieved us of some of the stress and time of preparing our parent's home for sale. She accomplished this in a quick and timely manner at a sales price that exceeded our expectations. This was the result of her well conceived marketing strategy, including her quick response to changing conditions on the street.
Doug & Sandra.
It's hard to find the words to express our gratitude on the incredible job you did in selling my house at an even better price than I had hoped for! From the listing, the open houses, to the acceptance of the best offer, you handled everything with such skill that "thank you"seems somehow inadequate.We're also extremely grateful to Nadine for all her help, keeping me aware and up-to-date on everything, as well as Brayden and Grant for making it all go so smoothly, and, with the wonderful staging and pictures, such an excellent result! So, for lack of anything else to say, many,many thanks to you and your team.
Hugh, Hanna, and especially me,
We have worked with Carol and Brayden during the sale of our house and purchase of our new home. They were patient, professional, and responsive to our needs. They went the extra mile to make sure we were well represented. We found their advice and knowledge of the market a major benefit when negotiating the sale and purchase. It is without hesitation that we personally recommend Carol and Brayden for any of your real estate needs.
Richard and Judith
We have watched Carol over the years, from many sides of the home buying and selling market, both in Toronto and elsewhere, and we continue to be impressed.
Carol, Grant and Brayden have been instrumental in expediting the sale of our Lawrence Park home of 24 years at a fair price, to a family that, we are confident will have as many happy memories of their time on this street, and in this neighbourhood, as we have. We wish the new home owners well.
Carol has an amazing team, including access to the many people needed to prepare a home for market; and she works very hard to achieve what we believe to be in our best interests.
Thank you, Carol and team for your work.
Peter and I asked Carol to sell our house in the Whychwood area of Toronto this summer. Carol and her team acted very professionally and competently including suggesting how to stage our house for showing, a reasonable listing price, the right marketing strategy etc. She prepared many brochures, had great photographs taken with accurate and attractive listing on her web site, MLS etc providing fast and wide exposure of our property. Even Peter was impressed! She drove to my house (every day!) in the morning to turn off the alarm in case other agents needed to show the house. That was going 'above and beyond' in my opinion. She managed the negotiations with great skill and Peter and myself were amazed that we were able to sell the house satisfactorily within one week. We would highly recommend Carol Lome and her team to anyone and would ask for her help in future transactions for us. Thank you, Carol!
From the very first meeting with Carol, I was impressed with her professionalism and sensitivity to the various concerns I had about listing my property.
She showed a sincere appreciation for the quality of my home and assured me that there would be no difficulty in selling the house quickly. As it turned out, her foresight was accurate as the property sold in 7 days.
I would confidently recommend Carol and her team to anyone interested in either buying or selling a property.
She is delightful to work with and I'm hopeful we will always stay in touch.
From our very first meeting with Carol Lome, and her team, through to the sale of our family home, we have been very impressed by the professionalism and deep knowledge of the real estate market along with a warm personal touch. She is a good listener and was at all times sensitive to our needs. We are most satisfied with the timely sale of our home on very good terms and are delighted to recommend her services.
Peter and Camie
As first-time home buyers, there was a lot that we didn't know, but Grant was very patient at walking us through the process - always being extremely respectful of the decisions we made along the way. We looked at many properties together and we found his knowledge and advice extremely valuable, helping us navigate through the thought process that led us to choose a house that was exactly right for us, in the right neighbourhood. When it came down to the purchase he led us through that with great professionalism and confidence and we truly feel that having someone like him on our side put us at an advantage over the competition. We look forward to working with Grant again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend him to our friends.
Katherine & John
Carol made the experience of selling our family home a professional, pleasant and profitable one. Carol was hands-on in the preparatory stage leading into the listing; offering helpful advice and sharing her network of home prep specialists.She remained outstandingly committed throughout the process and negotiated a strong sale price for our home. It has been a pleasure working with her -
Sandra Carlson Leckie
Sue and I are very pleased with the very competent and professional job you did representing our interests in selling our home at 76 Eastmount Avenue in Toronto.
As a Broker registrant myself, I was very impressed with everything you did from staging to Listing strategy to negotiation and impeccable communication throughout. From Listing to firm deal took only four days and the result was what we wanted. Your plan to move the Listing date forward was a critical element in this result in my view.
Thank you very much!
RE/MAX Parry Sound-Muskoka Realty LTD. Brokerage
It has been a pleasure working with Brayden on our first home purchase. We met Brayden at the open house of our future home and appreciated his sincerity and kindness right from the start. He provided honest advice and helped us get an offer together quickly. The process was very smooth as he was available and flexible in meeting us based on our availability. Everything happened very quickly and we were so excited to have Brayden deliver the good news to us!
As first time home buyers, Brayden has also been an awesome resource helping us with the closing process. He has been very helpful and responsive. He makes the effort to come by our place, whether it's for any paperwork or delivery of new address cards. We feel fortunate to have an agent who is not only professional, but also feels like a friend.
Elton and Kathleen Law
Once our offer on our dream home was accepted, Carol acted fast and implemented a plan to sell our current house quickly and for the best value. In less than 7 days, our house was prepped, on the market and sold. Carol delivered practical and timely advice to help us prepare our home for sale in an encouraging and respectful way. Her valuation and sales strategy during an off-season market was both accurate and extremely effective. Carol took all of the stress out of the sales process and allowed us to focus on planning to enjoy our new home.
Grant was extremely persistent as our needs and desires changed during a long search process. With very narrow search parameters and lots of patience, we needed an agent that would keep us updated on the market and properties that fit our requirements. Grant was extremely responsive, knowledgeable and assertive as we went through the search process and considered multiple properties. When the timing was right, Grant delivered us a property that had everything on our wish list and secured the property for a great price.
Working with Brayden was a real pleasure and he has our full trust and confidence. Brayden was very effective in running our open house and building up interest in the property, ultimately soliciting a strong pre-emptive offer. Brayden calmly and efficiently negotiated away bridge financing concerns by adjusting closing dates and dealing with the other agents and lawyers involved.
We are very happy repeat customers of the Carol Lome team. We purchased our starter home with Carol eight years ago and with Carol’s assistance, eight years later, it turned out to be a great investment. With the success of the sale of our starter home, Carol has helped us climb the property ladder and purchase our “forever home”. We will definitely be recommending Carol, Grant and Brayden’s services to our friends and family.
Jake and Caron
When we agreed that you would sell our house, Adele and I had great expectations. From the time you walked through our door at 84 Summerhill Gardens until the final sale, you acted with a level of professionalism that we think is rare in today’s market. Up front, you painted a very clear picture of what we were to expect and it unfolded just the way you said it would. In other words, there were no surprises.
When we asked if you could find us a new home, you were on it in a flash. Grant showed us several places and they all fitted our criteria. Our final choice couldn’t be more perfect. Brayden also helped to smooth out the process of moving from on place to the other with helpful suggestions and being an all round nice guy.
Thank you for making a potentially traumatic situation (35 years at 84) into an enjoyable adventure. We have sung your praise to several of our neighbours and hope that when they sell, you will be the first one they call.
Adele and Jerry Johnson
I have known Carol for over twenty years and during that time she has assisted my family with buying and selling six properties and each and every one of those experiences has been exceptional. Just this week she sold our home in four days, after finding us a great new house with room for a dog. She will patiently and wisely guide you through this process, and she has an honest and straightforward approach. It's impressive how well she knows her stuff. We were also very impressed with Carol's team who are all fantastic. We would never work with anyone else.
Stacy and Bill Belgue
Just a brief note to express our heartfelt thanks for all the assistance you and Kevin provided in selling our home in Mississauga and purchasing our new home in Georgetown ON.
Your approach was very professional from start to finish, including preparing our house for showing, pricing it right, using the right marketing approach, conducting an open house and managing the negotiations for both the sale and purchase. We were amazed that we were able to sell and buy within one week; for us it meant less stress and less intrusion in our day to day life, allowing us to prepare for the move to our new home. We were very pleased with your approach and would highly recommend the Carol Lome and Kevin Crigger team as a winning combination in handling real estate transactions.
Peter and Ginette Malone
There's a talented agent named Lome
(That's Carol--she's very well known)
And if ever you're looking to sell,
I promise you'll do very well
If you choose her to market your home.
Her plan for your deal will be skillfully made,
No effort she'll spare to seek a good trade,
And in case you're uneasy,
Maybe feel a bit queasy?
Carol will soothe you, you'll be unafraid.
So take my advice, she is Number One--
She and her ever-so-handsome young son
(That's Brayden, an agent as well
Who, like his Mom, knows how to sell)
Did wonders for me--they got the job done!
Hip, Hip, Hooray!
It gives us very great pleasure to write our testimonial in praise of the presentation of our house on Farnham Avenue done by Carol Lome.Carol was a significant help in preparing our home for the market and we appreciated her diligence throughout the process.
We were most impressed with her pleasant expertise and greatly appreciating that she has almost 40 years of valued experience.Worthy of note is that her follow-up and reporting after each showing was timely and comprehensive.
We highly recommend Carol Lome and her very able team to anyone contemplating a residential move.
Michael and Gwyne Willmot
Carol was a patient and understanding professional, guiding me through a very difficult transitional phase of my life. She helped me to maximize the value of my home and realize a quick sale. She showed great patience and insight in guiding me to find my new home. I would highly recommend her.
We recently retained Carol Lome to act as our agent in the sale of our home and the purchase of a condominium. Together we have some 60 years of professional experience (management consultant and lawyer) dealing with professionals in many fields. We can say with confidence that Carol is the consummate professional, and we highly recommend her.
Carol is experienced and knowledgeable. She has a pleasant and friendly manner, with her clients and other agents, but she is businesslike, and can be direct and tough, when necessary. Carol thinks and acts both strategically and tactically; she has good judgement. She is hard working, accessible and responsive. Carol's work ethic and her manner give her clients confidence that she will go the extra mile in their best interest. In our case, this was borne out by the fact that Carol worked very hard to get us the best deal on our house sale, notwithstanding that her son had presented us with one of the offers.
As an added bonus, Carol has surrounded herself with a team of other skilled service providers (stager, painters, cleaners, movers, carpet cleaners etc.), all of whom share Carol's work ethic, high standards, responsiveness, and attention to their clients' needs. We look forward to continuing to work with Carol and her team. We are confident that anyone who works with Carol and her team will be highly satisfied.
Julia Ryan and Howard Block
Thank you and your team for all the support you provided during our recent house hunt.
We met you at an open house that you were having nearby, and were immediately impressed by your expertise of the market and of homes in the neighbourhood. We felt confident that we would find the perfect home while working with you.
You, Grant and Tara are a fantastic team!
Tavo & Ann-Marie Rooneem
I was recently introduced to Carol from a trusted colleague. As advertised, she was meticulous, attentive, and proved to be very knowledgeable. Initially we discussed selling my place, and after altering my view, I decided to rent it out and become a landlord. I thought she could perhaps lose some interest. On the contrary, she quickly gave focused guidance and she and her fine Team provided excellent care before, during, and after the listing period. Her Client Care Specialist Tara was also extremely attentive, and quick to respond to all enquiries. Carol and her Team answered all my questions, and made sure that I had all the information I required to make an informed decision. Simply put, after purchasing and subsequently selling 3 other residences over the years, this was the most comfortable, professional experience I have experienced. Suffice to say, look no further.
Thank you very much Carol. Your performance overall has been really impressive. I really appreciate your intervening in the absence of the other agent in order that we would have a firm deal today and I would not be fretting over the weekend.
My late mother surely knew what she was doing when she engaged you as her agent back in 1999/2000.
If you are in the throes of selling your home, then you need the support of true professionals who will guide you through the stress and uncertainties of the process. I know from experience because this week my home of thirty years had been sold. There were six offers, all over asking; there were at least forty agents with clients who visited the house, and the house sold in five days.
Carol orchestrated the entire process. She made no promises, but what she did do was deliver impeccable service. She attended to every detail, and what is important is she lookd at the house with the buyer's eye so that it was totally prepared for sale.
When it came to the presentation of the offers by the six agents, Carol handled the situation with consummate skill. It was entirely fair to all concerned and it was due to her that I obtained not only the very best offer, but also the best buyer for the property.
Despite having a very busy schedule and serious family responsibilities, Carol came to my empty property daily to attend to the lights and to ensure that it was secured. She totally relieved me of the anxiety of leaving the house unoccupied.
If you choose Carol as your buying/selling representative, congratulations, you will have chosen the best in te business. Good luck and best wishes,
Jean M. Jones
Carol Lome has successfully completed the sale of an income property for me. The situation was complicated and fraught with difficulties. She was extremely professional, courteous and a pleasure to deal with.
Carol has so many strengths that her years in the Toronto business has honed; she really is the best you'll find. For my wife and I we found her most valuable attribute (beyond being very pleasurable to work with) was her vast network that afforded us the ability to know what properties were coming to market before they did. Whether you're buying or selling having a well developed network like Carol's proved to be invaluable.
Thanks Carol - we've definitely found our real estate partner.
Vincent Beretta and Miranda Pyette
Success breeds success! Recommended to me by my friends and her clients, top selling Toronto real estate agent Carol Lome listed my house at the outset of the fall market and within eight days there were multiple offers, resulting in the successful sale of my house, above list, to a young professional. Carol's thorough understanding of current and past market conditions, her realistic property pricing, insightful house staging, and her dynamic marketing plan made this possible. In addition to a lovely brochure and website, the plan included her own open house ads, post card mailings and open houses. Carol and her associate, Adrienne Kassen, worked hard on my behalf and negotiated skillfully. Always pleasant and timely, they updated me regularly and were readily available to answer questions or provide new market statistics. It was a pleasure working with this team and without hesitation I would recommend them highly to new clients. Thank you Carol and Adrienne!
Dianne and I wanted to thank you for all of your help with the sale of our home. Your advice, professionalism and marketing all culminated into a very positive experience in what is a very emotional time.
Your team helped us prepare our home to show it off in the most positive light and we worked together to bring it all together.
Thanks for helping us move to our next destination.
Jim and Dianne
Having recently sold my family home, on the strong advice of my brother who had used Carol for numerous purchases and sales over the years, I engaged Carol and Grant to help me downsize to a condominium in central Toronto. After three weeks of scouring the market, I shifted gears and found a Victorian row house was an ideal condo-alternative. Carol’s patience, flexibility and market knowledge proved instrumental in helping me find the home I wanted at below-ask—even in the face of a competing offer. I would definitely recommend Carol and Grant to others.
I noticed Carol always seemed to have interesting good-value listings, with aesthetic appeal. And that she wasn’t pushy, but was competitive, and kept the focus on getting the best price for her sellers. Choosing the right price to list at, we both see as central, and she was prepared to risk giving her price openly, and was prepared to listen, and to stick to her guns. I’m an involved and trying client, but she kept things calm, her lip buttoned except when she needed to steer, and won my respect and trust, as did her team. You’d want her on your side.- Nick Whistler
Carol Lome is the real deal agent. It is not just her 30 years of experience working as a real estate agent, but the strategist “smarts” that have built her reputation. She actually visits homes and knows how to assign pricing. At the same time, with her extensive knowledge of the markets, she knows how to direct her clients. Believe me, when you are selling a home in downtown Toronto, you need someone who knows what they are doing!
Ruth and John Hannigan
Thank you so much for so effectively sharing both your professional skills and heartfelt understanding as I navigated the sale of my childhood home.
It has been an experience full of mixed emotions, but your patience and guidance eased the process.
I have greatly appreciated the scope of your knowledge and found you to be very attentive, thorough and caring.
It was a pleasure working with you. I would happily recommend you and your team to anybody who is thinking of selling a home.
I would like to thank you for the excellent and professional way you acted for my son, David, and I in the sale of his house. Your advice regarding the pricing, staging and marketing of the house was very good and we believe David realized a good and fair price. The sales process involved many details and issues of which we were unaware, but you guided us through them with patience and perseverance until they were all resolved.
I believe your clients are very fortunate to have you as their representative and agent.
Thank you for a superb job on the sale of whitehall. from start to finish you and your team are very professional, knowledgeable, insightful, attentive and accessible. a highly tuned selling machine with a very human touch. special thanks to grant for some very tedious hand holding(our words) in firstly identifying a suitable new property. always good humoured and the patience of job. ultimately we found a perfect property which was completely off our radar. we would be remiss carol by not mentioning the delivery of the blow-up bed and the dehumidifier from your personal inventory was way beyond the call of duty but greatly appreciated. finally adrienne your kind assistance sets a new standard.
We initially learned about Carol through the many listings flyers we received in the mail and the number of “For Sale” signs up in our neighbourhood. When we interviewed Carol as our possible agent, were not disappointed. Carol completely “gets it” and is very thorough, unflappable, personable, professional, warm, exacting and knows the market in our neighbourhood, hands down. While it took us another year or more to actually get around to listing, when we did, Carol was our agent of choice. We have a traditional, older Toronto house in Lytton Park and all the problems that come with those but with a lot of hard work, expert advice and outstanding service from Carol and her fantastic team, we whipped our house into perfect, sale-ready shape in about 2 weeks. The transformation was amazing. In very short order, we ended up with multiple offers and sold for over list price! We were thrilled and can’t thank Carol and her fantastic team enough. A special thank you to Orlando and his expert team of painters and Kim w ho looked after the staging – you all transformed our house!
Tracey and Leigh
In choosing Carol as the realtor to sell my house I was impressed by the many qualities she brought to the task. Carol is highly organised and projects an air of confidence and co=operation,very reassuring to the seller. She understands the market and has a detailed plan on how to attract buyers to each particular property. She listened to my desires and concerns and responded positively to them, making the whole experience a pleasant one. Thanks to Carol a swift and successful sale was achieved with minimum discomfort.
From the very first moment I met Carol, I was struck by her attention to detail and understanding of my situation as well as her detailed knowledge of the real estate market. She was willing to work around my schedule, which was much appreciated, since I have two young children. Carol is a truly warm and genuine person, who cares about her clients a great deal. She even asnwered some of my emails at 11:45 at night! She always kept the lines of communication open, so I was never left in the dark about what was going on. Carol's team was amazing and they got the house "sale ready" in a very short period of time, while still managing to work around my schedule. Carol had a very clear plan in terms of how to proceed with the sale and what needed to be done to ensure the successful outcome. The house showed beautifully and sold within a couple of days of being on the market for above asking price. I could not be happier with my experience and would hire Carol without any hesitation for any of my future real estate needs. You simply cannot go wrong with her!
On both ends of this process, buying and selling, I have really felt that you were determined to look out for our best interest. You were the perfect balance of guidance, support and encouragement. Your expertise in the real estate industry was validated time and time again. I feel so confident that we did the very best we could and I cannot thank you enough!
Carol and her team were amazing to work with. Through every very step of the process of finding our new dream home, Carol was so knowledgeable (she called every house for what price it would go for - she knows the market inside out!), patient, warm and kind. We often had our 3 year old twins with us, and Carol made them feel so special and helped them be a part of the process. Selling the home we have loved and brought our children home to was very close to our hearts. Carol and her team helped make the process painless and the house sold within 4 days. Carol is by far the best realtor we have ever worked with. She operates with a very high degree of integrity. We would highly, highly recommend her. In fact, we will miss looking at houses with her now that we have successfully bought our new home!!! Thank you so much Carol, Grant and Adrienne!!! :-)
I highly recommend Carol Lome. She is a very experienced real estate agent who knows the market well. She has impeccable taste and she is friendly, polite, and always positive and upbeat. Both Carol and the rest of her team are very supportive. Carol also has superior marketing and negotiating skills which she will use to your advantage. If you listen to her and follow her advice you will be very successful. I did and my house sold quickly for well over the asking price.
(Carol, I wanted to say " that underneath that cool, classy exterior is a tiger just waiting to get out" ... ;-)
Carol Lome did an amazing job for us as our Real Estate agent and helped us find the perfect house. Having bought and sold a number of properties, we can honestly say Carol is the best we have ever worked with. Carol met with us to understand what we were looking for and then encouraged us to tour several homes with her and to “talk out-loud” about what we liked and didn’t like. We collectively moved towards a view of what was ideal for us in this market and Carol has an unparalleled eye for pricing and value in the market. We worked through an unsuccessful offer but remained happy we didn’t overpay. And then ultimately Carol found us our dream home, it wasn’t even on the market yet, but Carol knew it was perfect for us and worked with the owner to bring us together and we couldn’t be more thrilled. “Thanks Carol”
Grant, Carol and Adrienne helped us with the purchase of our home. As first time buyers, we had a lot of figuring out to do. Grant was extremely patient and made sure we ended up with a house we love. Then the offer date arrived, Grant’s experience and negotiation skills shone through. Grant’s advice and negotiation literally saved us tens of thousands of dollars. This is the hallmark of a true professional. Aside from their professionalism, Grant, Carol and Adrienne are extremely kind and a pleasure to work with.
Mick and Tiffany H.
I have been working with Carol for real estate transactions for years. In fact, the very first house that I purchased was in North Toronto in 1983 – Carol was my agent then and I have used her exclusively ever since. So when it was time to sell my house on Dale Ave, there was no question in my mind who to use - Carol - and I wasn't disappointed. Carol and her team got the house ready without me (I have moved out west). She listed it and it sold in one day at a price above the ask. I was extremely pleased and would recommend Carol, without hesitation, to anyone interested in buying or selling in her area. Thanks Carol! -
Thank you so much for all of your help throughout the sale of my house. After interviewing a few realtors, I thought I knew the realtor I would choose, that is until I met with you and Grant. At our first meeting, you both demonstrated that you had a strong strategic marketing plan to sell my home through feature sheets, open houses, and a professional team that were available to help me through the selling process. When the for-sale sign went up on my property, you called me to make sure I was OK emotionally, as you knew I had lived in my house for 27 years.
Carol, Grant, Kevin and Adrienne: thank you for making what I thought would be a very stressful experience into a very positive one. You sold my home in five days and you were all there for me! Thank you. Carol, I would recommend you and your team to anyone looking to sell their home.
The recent sale of our condo was engineered by an extremely talented and dedicated team of realtors. We have known Carol Lome and her husband (who works with her) for more than twenty years. She has helped us with the sale and purchase of all our homes during that period and has provided exceptional service in every instance. In this most recent sale, Carol created a comprehensive booklet detailing relevant recent sales and current listings in the area to enable her to suggest a realistic purchase price. Before bringing in her professional photographer she went through each area of the home, adding, subtracting, and generally tweaking it to show to best advantage. She and her team then created a stunning brochure. With judicious advertising she reached a wide audience which quickly yielded a large number of showings. When an offer was made, Carol exhibited her formidable skills as a negotiator on our behalf. (You don't ever want to be on the wrong side of a negotiating table with Carol!)
In short, whenever you are considering buying or selling a house, we strongly recommend your first call should be to Carol Lome and her wonderful team at the Johnston and Daniel Division of Royal LePage.
Michael and Gail Dixon
My husband and I initially interviewed Carol Lome because of her sophisticated but easy-to-use website, full of useful information for buyers and sellers. We ended up hiring Carol as our sales agent because of her excellent client relations skills and her thorough preparation for our initial meeting. Carol knew our neighbourhood better than we did. She had a plan for the sale of our house, and she executed that plan with an almost military precision, achieving a wonderful result that matched all of our expectations.
Donna Morgan (Seller)
I wanted to write and tell you how thrilled we are about the sale of our house. I had no idea that underneath your sweet, patient, calm way lay such brilliant negotiating skills. You were masterful - and the price we got over-asking was due to your experienced handling of a multiple offer situation.
We really couldn’t have done it without you. You were a constant source of calm reassurance. You were there for us the whole way - at no time leaving to go away or handing off the job to someone else. It was you and your team supporting us, sitting in our open houses and taking my fifty calls a day.
I look forward to working with you on the next one. We are going to find my dream house together!
Thank you again Carol.
Carol was professional and thorough in all aspects of her work. She was objective in her analysis and creative in her work. She was very helpful in the final negotiations. We are confident in recommending her to anyone. J. Kofman, Toronto
Hello Carol - I thought that I would take this time to thank you for all of the support and guidance that you gave our family over the past few months. You coached us through every step of the house selling process, from providing the comprehensive market research, to staging the house, to managing our expectations, to getting the best possible offers, to selling our family home of almost 60 years, very quickly. We felt the process was a team effort between your team and our family with excellent communication throughout. We enjoyed working with you and would highly recommend you to our friends and family.
On behalf of myself and the family, thank you again for all your advice and assistance.
Anita, Lindsay and Ian
Once reviewing your excellent marketing presentation for listing my home on Keewatin and after meeting with four agents in the neighbourhood, I knew without a doubt that you were my agent of choice. After selling in 7 days for $70,000 over list price, it’s obvious I made the right decision. Your combination of real estate expertise, network of buyers and marketing skills got me the best result I could have hoped for. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any friend of family member considering a real estate transaction in Toronto. Thank you again to you and your team for a great job, excellent client care; Adrienne even returned my rogers cable and modem boxes!
Carol came highly recommended by a friend and from our first meeting she demonstrated a strong knowledge of the area housing market. With Carol’s support I sold my house very quickly (within a week) and while I was out of the country! She, and her team, displayed an extremely professional approach to all aspects of listing, showing and selling my house. Throughout the process Carol was very responsive to all my questions and concerns and provided excellent contacts for the varied professional services needed during a house sell (lawyer, home inspection, movers, etc).
Carol Lome, with the support of her great team, was thoroughly professional from the beginning to the end of our house sale process. They gave us excellent advice and support in preparing our house for sale. The photography and feature sheet captured the essence of our home, and her team generated great market exposure. Carol diligently followed up after every showing to determine prospective buyer interest. She represented us well during all stages of our sale, and we highly recommend Carol as a thorough and effective real estate professional.
After meeting with several realtors, Carol Lome became the obvious choice for me. Her track record, plan for selling the property, and the expertise of her team had me sold. From the moment I hired Carol, her advice helped me turn my runner down house into a very desirable property for buyers with in a matter of 2 weeks. Carol kept me included in all the steps taken, from the initial assessment, to the staging process, to the bidding, and negotiation process. Her professionalism and negotiation talents are the main reason I received over $100,000 above asking price. I will not hesitate to use Carol in any of my future real estate transaction and have already referred her to a few friends.
Thanks Carol and Team for making my house selling process a very profitable and enjoyable experience.
I am writing to express my most sincere thanks and appreciation for selling my condo, in what turned out to be a difficult and unfavourable market. You and your team are consummate, sophisticated, top-notch professionals. I appreciated your advice and counsel, the excellent marketing efforts you undertook, and the prompt and candid feedback on how things were going during the process. Most importantly, you made me feel like I was your only client (which of course I know not to have been true) and that even when the condo did not sell as quickly as we had hoped, you never let up, never rested. Thank you again, and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Came, saw, and sold. All within one week! Excellent in all aspects. I thoroughly recommend Carol to anyone, particularly those as unprepared as myself.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your recent efforts which resulted in a very quick, well priced, sale . The virtual tour you posted was beautifully done, as was the feature sheet; I am truly impressed by your marketing skills, and your overall professionalism in all respects.
We were not even looking for a house, but when we stumbled across our dream home we just had to have it. It was such a pleasure to deal with you, that we decided to work with you in the selling of our home.
It was a very stressful time for us, working under a tight timeline to make sure we don’t miss the window of opportunity to sell. You were very professional and supportive from the start, and coached us through every step of the process, from providing the research, to staging the house, to managing our expectations, to getting the best possible offers, to selling the house quickly. You were particularly attentive to our needs and kept an emotionally charged situation always calm and under control. You got to know us well in a very short period of time, represented our needs accurately and delivered results. We felt the process was a team effort between your team and our family; there was great communication throughout. We enjoyed working with you and would highly recommend you to our friends and family.
Thanks for a great experience!
Batia & Daniel
Just wanted to thank you for the thoughtful Tim's card! Very handy as I go to Tim's almost every morning before work.
Thank YOU for doing such an amazing job with our house!
Thank-you so much for the Tim's card! I used it on my drive up to Collingwood Monday night in a blizzard. Thanks for all your help!
We would just like to express our appreciation for your leadership and that of your team to list and sell our home. You presented a strategy that was well thought out and then methodically worked through the action plan to successfully complete the goals we had identified.
You lead by professional example complimented by your strong work ethic to ensure that our home was marketed to show at its very best. You understand it is a team effort and involved all members of our family. After living in our home for many years, you were sensitive by taking the time to explain to each of us what was required of our living spaces to prepare for listing.
Always attentive and responsive, we are so pleased with the results you achieved for us: sold quickly, goals accomplished!
I have passed on these observations to our friends and neighbours!
Thanks for an amazing experience!
Sandy and Jennifer
Carol, I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the professional job you did to sell my home at the full asking price within 7 days of listing the property for sale. From our first meeting I had confidence in your approach and was comfortable following your recommendations. The staging team you sent in did an amazing job on very short notice and I believe that this really helped show the property at its best. Your pricing recommendation was spot on and the marketing materials you prepared were very professional. Clearly you have a great handle on the North Toronto market and a great reputation and rapport with the other agents working this market. I am most appreciative of your efforts and couldn't be happier with the job you and your team did for me.
The service we received from Carole and Grant was exceptional and unexpected from a Realtor! They are truly a high-calibre team. Their knowledge of the local market helped us in our search for our first home. They helped us navigate the buying process with patience and professionalism. We would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone in the market to buy or sell a property.
Thank you and it was a pleasure working with you both!
Wow! Only 7 days on the market and 11% more than our asking price! Thank you so much for a job well done. You and your team worked tirelessly to achieve that outcome. The process went so smooth and seamless. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to any family or friends looking to buy or sell in Toronto. I've passed along some of the business cards you provided, and chatted with a few people interested in how our sale was handled and mulling over a sale themselves.
I thought that I would take this time to thank you for all of the support and guidance that you have given me over the last two weeks. Although I had made the decision to sell my house, it was quite an emotional decision since it had been our home for over 30 years. You were sensitive, respectful and professional throughout the process allowing me to make informed decisions at my own speed. You listened to my rather naive questions and answered each one as if you hadn't heard them before. The successful outcome speaks for itself - your marketing approach drew a great response and achieved a selling price that far exceeded my expectations. Fact that I have already recommended you to several of my friends who have found themselves in the same situation as me, is proof positive that I more than appreciated your support; it speaks to my confidence in both your ability to achieve successful client-based outcomes and your consummate professionalism.
Many thanks for everything.
Nearly 2.5 years ago, I met Carol during several open houses when searching for my current home and was left with a lasting impression of her clear expertise. After recently deciding to place my own home on the market, I knew that Carol was my agent of choice. Carol and her team provided a level of unparalleled customer service and care. They responded to every phone call, patiently answered every question and seamlessly guided me through the relatively murky waters of real estate sales. Carol was absolutely the most significant factor in the successful sale of my property. Her clear communication coupled with approachability and elegance enabled me to confidently hand over my house keys knowing that they were in expert hands. I am proud to call her my agent and now, I hope, my friend.
Dr. Christine Palmay
Carol - I have to tell you that great sale prices don't happen by accident - it requires sales agent expertise. The agent in turn makes it look pretty easy. What a great outcome for a great organization.
Carol Lome recently listed and sold our family home in Lawrence Park during a difficult market. She was a pleasure to work with: she was very helpful in preparing our house for sale, and we were impressed with her excellent marketing efforts and her constant follow up after showings. When the offer came in Carol handled the negotiations skillfully.While we were negotiating our offers she guided us through the process with calm sound advice and we ultimately sold our house for a great price. We would definetely recommend her for any real estate needs.
Jennifer and Tom
We have known Carol as a neighbour for almost twenty years .When it came time to place our house on the market Carol was our natural choice .At all times she was assured, knowledgeable and confident and most sensitive to our needs. Her evaluation of the market was accurate which allowed our sale to be smooth and efficient .Selling a house is a very emotional experience ,but Carol and her team provided great support as well as being extremely professional, accessible and most pleasant to have in our home .Additonally Carol and the team have provided lots of help with our next move .
We are happy clients and would be very pleased to refer Carol to our friends .
Ros & Birks
We couldn't feel more assured that the sale of our home was handled with consummate professionalism.
It had been 22 years since we sold our last home and while a sale and a move after so many years in one place can be stressful, support and service of the calibre we experienced certainly made a huge difference.
Thank you Carol Lome, for all you did on our behalf.
We would be happy to recommend Carol to our friends.
Betty and Arie
Carol Lome, and her family, have been friends of my family for many years. I have lived in the same house for 16 years and when the time came to sell, I had no hesitation. Carol was going to be the agent I was going to choose and trust.
When you open Carol's website you are faced with a big statement:
Standard of Excellence - I know it, I live it, I sell it
Carol knows the market, instinctively and professionally.
Carol is a true expert with years of experience.
Her suggestions were always positive, guided by common sense.
She was always available, always respectful of our needs and suggestions.
Not only she has sold our house with strong results but through her we have quickly found a rental that will perfectly meet our needs.
Thank you Carol!
I definitely made the right decision in choosing Carol Lome as my real estate agent.
Carol was reliable, professional and a pleasure to work with.
She carried through with every service that she had outlined to me.
Effective and prolific advertising, reporting on showings and open houses daily and making excellent suggestions on preparing the house for market, to just name a few.
Carol's positive energy and long experience in real estate made for an excellent and quick outcome, thank you.
“We were referred to Carol by an old friend from high school.
The process of selling our North Toronto home involved some twists and turns, but Carol’s sensitivity and professionalism helped us through.
Thanks again to Carol, Grant and Shandel! We look forward to working together again soon.
J & K Davis
"I first met Grant and Carol at an open house. I was welcomed with a genuine smile and treated with the upmost professionalism. I left thinking that was exactly how I'd like potential buyers to be treated when I list my house.
I had a three year time horizon and a list of six or eight streets I was willing to move to. Carol and Grant rose to the challenge, securing my new home and selling my existing home in just six weeks.
I loved the fact that Carol, Grant and Shandel work as a team. There is always someone available to answer your call, schedule a home visit etc. Grant was reassuring and encouraging at exactly the right times. Carol's years of experience added real value both in estimating the price a home would sell for, and in closing the deal.
Valuable experience and professionalism. Carol and Grant have it in spades and I highly recommend them for buying or selling your next house. "
"Carol Lome is one of the best Real Estate agents we have ever had working for us. The resources required to prepare our house for market, which Carol had at her fingertips were incredible, making the whole selling process quick, efficient, and seamless. As well the appraised value of our home was extremely accurate. Thank you Carol for all your hard work. It was a pleasure doing business with you."
John and Libby Brooks
"Carol's highly professional style of doing business made what can be a stressful transaction extremely smooth. She worked hard to prepare us (and the house) and then at the closing to provide a really excellent level of service. We were happy to rely on her experience as it enabled us to trust that we were in good hands and on her support staff and contacts who accomplished their jobs so well too."
"...Thank you for all your efforts for the last week and especially last night. I am sorry that it was so drawn out but it had to feel right for us. Thanks for your patience and guidance. This is a very special house, and the sale of it was very emotional for us. So thanks for everything..."
Mr. & Mrs. Popatia
"As a first time homebuyer I had a huge learning curve to go through. Shandel was enormously patient with me as I went through all of the stages, and responded to my constant email queries quickly and informatively. She took me to numerous houses and when I found the one that was "it" for me she acted on it immediately and skilfully and I was the owner within 24 hours.
It was a wonderful buying experience and whether you are a seasoned buyer or a first timer, Shandel's availability, knowledge and dedication stand out as first rate. If you want to find the house that fits you, partner up with Shandel and you will get what you are looking for."
I just wanted to add my little note of thanks to you for all you did to shepherd this sale to a successful outcome. I understand from Terry that without you, we would surely have come up empty. So we are extremely grateful for a job well done. Though neither of us slept very well last night, the news is slowly sinking in this morning. Of course, there are many mixed feelings when leaving the big house that we have had so many good times in, not to mention the daunting task of getting it ready to sell in no time. Nevertheless, it is also exciting to look forward too. After looking at so many properties (through which you were endlessly patient!), we both think we will enjoy this one the most. Thanks for helping us to get there.
Terry and Penny
It seems rare these days to find someone whose personal and professional demeanor is equally balanced with the endurance and commitment it can take to ensure a quality outcome. For this reason, it is my pleasure to provide this testimonial for Grant Irwin and Carol Lome
I met Grant at an open house long before I was really ready to buy. He listened to my situation, he kept in touch to find out what was appropriate, gave plenty of space when it was needed, and when I was ready to look seriously he took my particular challenge on and kept up the search until we found the right place for me – about 100 showings and a year and a half later.
I am a psychotherapist who works out of a home office. I was in search of a property that needed to serve some very particular requirements; it had to be in the downtown area, easily accessible by transit, present well to clients – and have layout that would provide the necessary separation/privacy to support both my professional and personal requirements. It also needed to have a separate apartment for rental income. The available budget for this property was also quite modest by Toronto standards.
The patience, professionalism and good humour that Grant maintained in this (mission impossible) search was nothing short of award winning. Especially impressive under the circumstances were the occasions where Grant and Carol talked me out of placing an offer on a house that they felt would ultimately bring me trouble. They didn’t rush the process, or me. They kept the encouragement and the optimism up while keeping reality in perspective.
I am very appreciative of Grant’s enduring enthusiasm and commitment to satisfying my interests. I recommend them to anyone looking to enjoy the process of finding and owning a home - especially a first-time buyer.
Just a quick note to thank you for your assistance in the sale of 32 Oaklands. We contracted with you to list our property and solely relied on your audacity, your track record, and in-depth and truly professional knowledge of the real estate industry.
Your marketing plans where short, accurate and to the point. The results were a sale within 2 weeks at 100% of list. The closing you provided was seamless and again handled with nothing less than total professionalism.
I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone.
When it came to selling my condo I interviewed several potential agents. I was immediately impressed with Carol because she was highly experienced and had a solid knowledge of both the general market and my specific area and building. Selecting the right listing price was important because market conditions were quickly shifting in favour of the buyer. Carol presented me with a detailed market analysis and pricing recommendation. Once we got into the sale process I was extremely pleased with Carol’s efficiency and communication. Her confident and focused approach greatly reduced the stress of what can be quite an emotional process. Within a week of listing she was able to present me with an offer for my condo. I was really impressed with the fast timing to first of all get an offer, and secondly to negotiate the final purchase and sale agreement – less than a week. I had previously gone to market with another agent who had marketed my condo for 2 full months without being able to bring me an offer. I greatly appreciate Carol’s level of effort and professionalism and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell or buy real estate in Toronto.
What you want if you are selling your house is an agent who gets the job done – quickly, efficiently, pleasantly, professionally and successfully! Carol Lome did that for us. Nothing more to say!
Peter Jeffery and Kelly Ann Cavanaugh
We met Carol a couple of years before we asked her to represent us with the sale of our house. She was the listing agent for a house that we were interested in purchasing. At the time, we were not working with an agent and asked Carol to represent us as well as being the listing agent. We did not end up purchasing the home but needless to say we were impressed with her professionalism and thought that she was the type of agent we would like to have representing us. As sales professionals ourselves, we were looking for an agent who was tactful, tenacious and above all knowledgeable of the market. Carol was certainly the best person for the job with an impeccable track record! Carol listened to us and understood clearly the type of house we were looking for (and there were multiple variations and price-points of our dream home). When we visited homes with Carol, we could always count on her giving us her honest feedback on the house and frequently provided us with thought starters when evaluating whether it was the right opportunity. We trusted and appreciated her feedback. She was always patient. She was also timely with her appointments and quick to get us into a house that might be of interest!
Our dream house was presented to us through a friend. The seller wanted to sell privately. This put us in a difficult position. How do we communicate this to Carol when she has worked to hard for us with our search? Carol was very understanding and keen to help us sell our house.
When it came time to list our house, we were certainly in good hands. Carols go-to-market strategy and marketing were well thought out. She had a hard-working website that housed our virtual tour and quickly marketed our house in the papers. She knew the players and the market well. She gave us amazing pointers on how to stage our house and kept us calm when things felt quite hectic. When reviewing offers, we was happy Carol was on our side. She was calm, strategic and detail oriented.
Selling and buying a home is a big thing and you want to make sure you have the right person representing you. J&D is a large company and the agents at J&D all come together to represent every client. We had the strength of a large company behind us that were knowledgeable in best practices. This combined with the experience and expertise of Carol made selling our house a positive experience.
We will certainly be calling on Carol next time!
Whitney and Nicholas
Once I had made the decision to sell my home, I knew I wanted Carol to be my agent. Carol has a very professional approach to real estate transactions and that is critical when you are dealing with one of your largest investment. Our discussion started with a thorough review of recent listing and sales in my neighbourhood and surrounding areas, to let me know the market flavour and to start thinking realistically about the listing price. Then on to getting the house "ready" for market. Carol had an amazing team of people whom she called on to paint, fix minor repairs, clean and get the home looking its best. Within a week and a half we were ready for a home inspection. The home inspection report, which is made available to prospective buyers, is part of Carol's marketing strategy to get you the best price for your home and reduce conditional sales offers. With Carol's keen eye, pictures of my home were taken and presented in a high quality brouchure including a survey and room plans for the buyers. It was then time to set a listing price and a marketing strategy to sell my home. Carol, once again, brought her thorough knowledge of the market and opinions of her trusted colleagues to talk about price. A detailed plan for open houses, times for showings and a process for looking at offers is made. It is then up to Carol and her team to get the agents and buyers into the home. Everyday I was debriefed with number of showings and whether they were 1st, 2nd or 3rd time views and comments, if any. Within seven days we had a number of strong offers including the winning offer at $118,000 over list and the "SOLD" sign was posted. While it is very stressful to be selling your home, I found working with Carol and her team to be a fantastic experience. Cheers Carol, for another well done job!
Carol assisted us in selling our parents home, she made our selling experience a very positive one. Carol was professional, efficient, and personable. My family and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home.
Lytton Park, D. Browne and family
"Carol professionally guided me through the entire process. Beginning with the preparation of the house for the sale, to closing the deal. I credit Carole with a smooth, stress-free experience in an difficult time. Due to Carol’s expertise we were able to achieve a closing beyond our expectations.
This is my first experience at the sale of property, and I would have never imagined such a pleasurable experience. Carol is forthright, savvy, personable, and knows the market inside and out. I can confidently say that Carol guided and advised me so that I felt completely at ease.
To reiterate, I am nothing but pleased with Carol and her expertise. I will recommend Carol to anyone contemplating a Real Estate transaction."
Wanless Park. Alex Gray
"Carol helped us to find the perfect first home. Her kind nature, honesty and willingness to do anything to help her clients was always evident. She never let us give up and was always right there at the pivotal moments. It was a pleasure to have someone so dedicated to us during our home search and we look forward to working with Carol in the future."
Jen Lillie and Dan Rollins
"We have worked with Carol on several transactions over the past 14 years, and she has done an excellent job every time. Carol is highly professional and knowledgable, offers solid advice, and has excellent negotiating skills that consistently work in her clients’ favour. We have recommended Carol to our friends who have been extremely pleased, and we will continue to do so."
Marlene Puffer and David Middleton
"Our recent approach to Carol Lome for a home appraisal resulted in considered advice concerning our house's likely market value, and the sense that she would be able to guide us smoothly through the marketing, staging and selling aspects of an MLS transaction. But the later did not prove necessary. Within days of our initial meeting, Carol was able to achieve a good selling price for our home in an exclusive listing scenario, demonstrating strong negotiation skills and a keen professionalism throughout.
I am more then happy to recommend Carol and her team to my friends and family.
Many thanks, Carol!"
Leah and Steve Lutz
"When it came time to sell our mother's condominium we called Carol Lome for a consultation.
We knew Mum's apartment was special but Carol told us exactly what needed to be done to show off its unique features and make it appealing. A couple of weeks later, decluttered, repainted, cleaned, and staged, Carol listed the apartment. It sold within a week for more than the listed price. We couldn't have hoped for a better outcome for a task that seemed so overwhelming at the outset."
The Ginter Family
"I want to thank you so much for all your great efforts, care and concern in finding me a new tenant. You certainly went way beyond anything I would expect, and so much appreciate you kindness and efforts. Certainly my very good word for you as agents goes out there (I am a walking advertisement!)
I am so lucky to have been in connection with you."
"We just want to let you know how great it has been to work with you. You were immediately able to get us in the game on this property with multiple offers. We felt so well represented by you, and you advised us wisely. All the steps leading up to closing you have made easy and stress free. We thank you for your availability and patience during two long addition visits post purchase.
Thanks again for being a great agent!"
Heidi Newton & Leigh Wingfield
"The best decision we made when we decided to sell our lovely home of 25 years was to contact Carol. A "For Sale" sign went up on our lawn on a Wednesday and was replaced by a "Sold" sign (at more than the asking price) the following Tuesday.
That says it all.
Throughout the whole sale procedure, from pricing correctly to the all important final negotiations, Carol was the complete professional. We can't stress enough what a comfort that was to us as sellers to know and experience first hand that we had one of the best realtor agents in the business working on our behalf.
For certain we will be recommending Carol to any of our friends who are thinking of buying or selling a home."
Frank and Linda Clarke.
"I have worked with Carol on several occasions over the last 15 years. I have always found her to be hugely professional, aware of the market and market trends, and respectful of her clients' needs. Most recently, Carol listed and sold my condo in a very difficult and crowded upper-end condo market. She explained her sales process and set to work immediately with a very high quality brochure, market exposure through her website and the newspaper, open houses and ongoing follow-up. The condo moved well before others in the building at more than 95 percent of the asking price. It is with absolutely no hesitation that I recommend Carol's services on both the buy-side and the sell-side - her knowledge, professionalism and clearly defined sales process are critical success factors for her clients."
Calvin A. Younger
"Carol presented us with a detailed market analysis and guided us step-by-step in presenting the home to garner widespread appeal. She launched an aggressice marketing campaign (mailer, newspaper, advertisement, multi-page feature sheet with floor plan) and prepared a webpage with inviting, pertinent images. By personaly attending both the agents' open house and the public open house, she was able to gather direct feedback and effectively convey the merits of the house to potential buyers. Carol expertly controlled the negotiation process, and the purchase price well exceeded our expectations. Thank you for your expertise, Carol, throughout the sale of our home."
Christy Love & Cory Graff
"Carol and her team were outstanding in helping me to stage and best show my house. With her help we got a great price for the house in record time. We had a great time working with them, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to our family and friends."
"Working with Carol on the sale of my condo was a great experience. I was impressed with the knowledge she brought to the table, as well as her ability to price, market and quickly close the sale. All-in-all Carol exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend her services to anyone. The service she offers is top notch!"
Carol Lome, I would like to thank you for your service in selling my condo, extremely professional and organized. You know my condo better than I do and you know how to advertise its characteristics and create quality marketing material to get the maximum exposure.
You are truly an expert at pricing and marketing, and so easy to work with, you are there with me every step of the way, patiently explain everything and guide me through the sales process, I feel that I have not only an agent but a partner in the entire process. This is the best client experience that I have never had.
I strongly recommend Carol Lome to anyone who wants to sell or purchase a home.
We first met Carol during our search for a home at an open house. We had met several other agents up to that point but Carol's knowledge and reputation within the Lytton Park area convinced us to work with her exclusively. About 18 months and dozens of showings later, we finally made our purchase. Carol provided excellent service during our search and consistently demonstrated an understanding of our needs. She was in constant communication with us regarding relevant listings and she demonstrated that she had a deep understanding of the current market conditions.
After we made our purchase, Carol's assistance in respect of selling our current house was top notch. Her counsel in respect of "staging" our house and listing price strategies proved to be impeccable. In addition, her marketing efforts resulted in over 60 showings in our home's first 3 days on the market. When the time came to review offers, we had several to choose from and the final sale price was beyond what we had hoped. We were particularly impressed with Carol's demeanor during the bidding process. It was a very stressful and emotional situation for those involved but Carol remained calm and focused, enabling us to realize the highest amount possible while treating all potential buyers fairly and equally.
We highly recommend Carol to others interested in buying or selling a home.
As a Canadian living abroad wanting to get back into the Toronto market, I came to Toronto with my wife a couple of weeks ago looking to find "our place" in one weekend. With Carol's help, we found exactly what we were looking for (which fit some pretty challenging and specific criteria) in just one day. Carol dedicated her Saturday to us, which we really appreciated. We had seen only 4 properties before about noon, when Carol correctly recognized that our expectations were not realistically aligned to the pricing guidelines we had given her. An hour later, Carol had found 10-12 more realistic alternatives and had adjusted our itinerary. After visiting the new options, we made our decision and Carol had the place offered, negotiated, & "signed, sealed, and delivered" by 6pm. Carol's advice helped us to recognize which place was for us in time not to lose it.
I was really impressed how respectful Carol was of the guidelines we had given her for the properties we wanted to see, even though she likely knew before we did that we were chasing something that didn't exist. At the same time, Carol helped us to see the light in time to make our trip to Toronto as productive as we had hoped (but not really expected).
We won't hesitate to recommend Carol to friends, and she will be high on our invitation list for our house-warming. Thanks Carol!
Matt Vincett & Eva Hinds
I suggest that anyone selling a property in Toronto speak to Carol Lome of Johnston and Daniel. I did and I’m glad. She knows what buyers want and creates irresistibility from her vision for the property. Expert at pricing and marketing, she gets maximum attention from buyers. It sells!
Marty and I would like to thank you for the services you every so personally provided. From getting the house ready to show to selling it in just 6 days, we were utterly impressed with your attention to detail and your ability to get the job done! We always felt that you were truly representing our goals and desires with the utmost professionalism!
Again, thank you and we will definitely be referring our friends and family to work with you and your team.
Margaret & Marty Roth
It was a pleasure working with Carol Lome on the sale of my house. Carol and her team assessed my house, made comparisons to nearby properties and created quality marketing materials. There were an incredible number of showings, and the house sold in 4 days for substantially more than the asking price. I could not have asked for a better outcome in the sale of my house, and it was Carol who made it possible."
I am writing on behalf of myself and my husband, Jeff Giles. We were extremely pleased with the service you provided to us as our real estate listing agent for the sale of our home at 222 Briar Hill Avenue Toronto.
You were professional, organized, articulate, sensitive to our "needs and wants" and accessible at all times. We appreciated your determined efforts on listing our house in an unusual market (spring of 2009) including advertising, arranging numerous open houses and providing staging items and advice.
We would be delighted to offer a strong reference to any of your future clients.
Thanks so much for making this a great client experience!
I would like to thank Carol Lome for her help with our recent real estate transaction. In such a depressed market, I was dreading the entire process. However, Carol priced the property perfectly, and then proceeded to entice several potential buyers to view it. To my delight, the property sold in five days! Carol made the entire process effortless for me. I will certainly consult her for my family's future real estate needs.
Unbelievable - you exceeded all our expectations! House sold over ask within 12 hours in a bidding war.
From the beginning working with Carol was a true partnership. Her knowledge of the real estate market is exceptional and covers all aspects; from determining the appropriate list price to negotiating and executing flawless deal. Plus when you consider this uncertain market, selecting Carol as our agent was the best thing we could have done.
Her efforts are complimented with the assistance from Grant Irwin. They are both true professionals and a pleasure to work with. We strongly recommend them to anyone who is seriously interested in selling or purchasing a home in today's turbulent market.
Wendy Lloyd-McVey and Mark McVey
Wow! Sold in 3 days for overlist!! Carol acted for us in both the recent purchase of our new home and sale of our existing home. As this was our first home sale, we were a bit overwhelmed. Throughout the entire process Carol was extremely professional, knowledgeable and courteous, patiently explaining and guiding us through the sales process as well as providing support and encouragement in order to assist us in the preparation of our home for listing. Carol also has a seemingly endless supply of energy and resources available. We were thrilled that our home sold in 2 days with multiple bids and over our asking price! We are extremely pleased to recommend Carol Lome and her team.
Sabina Mexis and Craig Sangster
Sold in 4 days! Wow! Thank you for not only achieving our goal, but for making the process so seamless, efficient and worry free. You bring a unique combination of talents to the table - being both practical and compassionate you made the process of selling my much loved home easier for me. It is rare to find a professional who truly puts the needs of their client first, thank you for being that kind of Agent.
Carol , the posting on your website of my beautiful house is fantastic. I'd buy it!
Thanks for getting us past the first hurdle so efficiently and with such style.
P.S. I sent a link to my friend in Halifax - just so she could see how lovely you have made my home look! What a great feature of your site!
Carol is an outstanding agent and advisor - I am thrilled to have had her on my side during my house purchase. Not only does she have huge insight into the Toronto marketplace, but she is effective and fast when it comes to executing the hundreds of details that must be managed to get to a winning close. When it comes to getting the best advice in real estate, Carol is "what good looks like".
I will be recommending her to all of my friends without question!
John C. Kelleher
It is my pleasure to provide you with this letter of recommendation. Please feel free to share it with clients, potential clients, co-workers and others who you believe might benefit from reviewing it.
I began working with Carol in November 2007 as I embarked on the process of finding a new house to meet substantially changed requirements in my personal life. Carol was unfailingly patient and professional throughout this process and worked very hard to understand what I needed, and educate me on what was available and what to expect in today's market. Through her efforts I found and purchased a new property that I am delighted with.
Immediately following the purchase of my new house, I employed Carol to list and sell my existing house. Having spent many happy years in my existing house, the selling process was not easy for me. Again, Carol was completely professional and understanding throughout the process and accommodated my needs and wishes without reservation. The sale of my house was completed in a very professional and satisfactory manner.
I have no hesitation in recommending Carol in the highest terms.
It was great pleasure that we recoginze your extraordinary commitment to growth and excellence, both personally and professionally. You are an inspiration to many, and a true mentor amoung your peers. It is my honour to present you with RRi's Masters Edge Certification.
Congratulations and I look forward to your continued success, growth and excellence in 2008.
I have been dealing with Carol Lome for over 20 years. During that time, I have found her to be totally professional, very capable and dedicated to serving her clients to the highest standards.
I recently listed my home with Carol. She gave me excellent advice in terms of pricing my home as well as timing of the showings, home inspections, receiving offers, and finally settling on a price. Thanks to her, my home brought in six clean offers and ultimately sold for 33% more than the offer price.
Carol really knows her market well. She brings value as a result of her experience, her tactical approach, and her strong team. I am pleased to recommend Carol very highly.
Carol took all of the stress out of the first time buying process. Her confident but relaxed demeanor helped put us at ease, while her knowledgeable insights gave us the confidence we needed to make our first big purchase. Carol showed us a great range of options, offered candid advice, and devoted as much time towards the search as we could handle. It felt as if we must have been her only clients even though this was obviously not the case. When we found a place that we liked, Carol's keen negotiating ensured that we got it at the price we wanted. We would definitely recommend Carol to other buyers!
Jake Irwin & Karon Mills
Carol Lome recently acted as our buying agent when we bought a house and then she acted as our selling agent when we sold both of our current properties.
She handled both roles in a highly professional manner. Her skills and experience were critical in enabling us to be in an advantageous position when we registered an offer to buy. And when we were sellers, she gave us advice and access to resources that were invaluable in enabling us to show our properties in the best light. Her efforts to inform the wide community of real estate agents were effective and she kept us informed of developments. We admired her integrity in communicating with clients and agents. We were impressed with the energy she devoted to getting the best offers for our properties. Finally, we appreciate her abilities to be mindful of our anxieties and concerns and to give timely comfort and encouragement when appropriate.
This is the second time that Carol has helped one of us sell and buy a house. Although we don't look forward to having to go through this exercise again soon, we have no hesitation in engaging Carol's services again if the occasion arises.
Eva Swenson and Ron Hall
We cannot thank you enough for working with us on our recent real estate transactions. It has been a pleasure working with you and we appreciate your attention to details and prompt service.
Your knowledge of the marketplace complimented by your suburb negotiating skills resulted in you selling our home on Craighurst Exclusive for 102% of list. Carol was able to find us our new home and did a great job negotiating our purchase. This all happened in 1 week! We are thrilled with the outcome on both ends.
We would never hesitate to recommend you as the most proficient realtor we have ever worked with!
Thanks again and we look forward to working with you in the future.
Wendy and Mark McVey
Thank you for everything! You have been a pleasure to work with and we really appreciate you working with us on your commission.
We are firm believers that everything happens for a reason! It seemed a bit crazy with this house on the market, off the market..but in the end the timing was perfect. The buy and sell prices on both sides make sense and we are thrilled about the purchase of 23 Joicey.
Also, we will be sure to refer you and we promise to work with you in the future. You know the McVey's get the 2 year itch to move...
Thanks again for everything!
Wendy and Mark
We were referred to Carol through a past client of hers and we expected a high standard of service but her professional skills were second to none. Carol's expertise was evident at our first meeting and put us immediately at ease. We felt confident throughout the entire process that we were in professional hands, and the end result was beyond our expectations. We are very grateful for her attention to detail and the caring manner in which everything was handled. Without Carol's personal touch, we are quite sure we would not have had as favourable an outcome as we did. Thank you Carol!
David and Camilla Mullins
I would like to commend Carol for the excellent and very professional work she did regarding the sale of my late mother's house. Her advice as to needed repairs/changes to the house was invaluable and very cost effective. Carol's pricing of the house was accurate and the sale was completed in a matter of days.
Thanks to Carol, selling the house was the easiest part of being an Executor. She was always available to give needed advice, answer questions, and offer moral support during a difficult time. She performed well above and beyond "the call of duty".
I will gladly recommend Carol as an outstanding Real Estate agent.
Cynthia van Beurden
Carol Lome demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, which frankly goes beyond the expectations one might have for real estate agents. She gave excellent advice on pricing, helped recruit several skilled trades people who quickly prepared our house for sale, and she conducted the bidding process with great skill and fairness. Her experience and keen understanding of the market enabled us to sell our existing home and purchase our new home efficiently, with a minimum of hassle, and at prices that were very acceptable.
I would highly recommend Carol's services for purchasing, selling and relocation.
David Smith and Susan Payne
We knew our house was going to be difficult to sell - at a price equal to our investment.
We are an Architect and an Interior Designer; we like to renovate and try out our ideas in our own home: a showplace for Clients. Over the 19 years we lived in our house, we completed multiple renovations and additions, placing our house out of the market of the area in which we live - in style, sophistication, and price.
We interviewed at least three agents before choosing Carol Lome, who we chose for her professional demeanor, and her history of successful sales.
Carol worked tirelessly for us during the three months it took to find the right buyers for our home, staging about 90 showings. Carol was successful in realizing our asking price, and all the terms we had requested. She provided thoughtful and appropriate advice throughout the process.
I would not hesitate to recommend Carol to you; we will definitely discuss the sale of our next house with her.
Gail and Julian Jacobs
I am pleased to provide this reference for Carol Lome. Carol recently acted as my Real Estate Agent in purchasing two properties in Ontario.
In early 2003, I was transferred to Toronto from the UK and wished to locate my family in the central Toronto. Carol was quickly able to arrange viewings of a selection of attractive houses and, within a week, we were able to choose the house and negotiate a purchase. Carol's professional approach and strong negotiation skills allowed us to complete the purchase with relative ease.
More recently, in the fall of 2005, Carol again acted for us in the purchase of a cottage property on Lake Huron. It was a difficult and uncertain sale process and Carol was able to negotiate the way and position us correctly so that, despite multiple offers, we were successful and now own the property.
Carol has exhibited professionalism and diligence throughout our dealings and I would be pleased to recommend her to my associates and friends.
E.T. N. Larkin
We have entrusted all of our real estate dealings to Carol Lome for over 20 years. During that time, we have found her to be totally professional, highly capable and dedicated to serving her clients to the highest standards.
Most recently, we asked Carol to assist us in acquiring a highly unusual condo property in difficult circumstances. If successful, we would also need to sell our existing unusual condo property. Neither property has any close comparables. We received excellent advice from Carol on both sides of the transaction, especially regarding the difficult valuation issues. It was necessary for Carol to patiently follow the property we wanted for almost a year, during which we never felt rushed or pressured. Its acquisition, at a fair price, involved the presentation of multiple offers and skillful negotiation by Carol.
When we sold our existing unusual property, we found Carol's valuation advice to be spot on and her highly effective representation and negotiation on our behalf resulted in an advantageous offer being accepted in just 14 days. We were very pleased with the results on both transactions.
We are pleased to recommend Carol highly.
Richard and Sheila Ross
Thanks to you, the process of selling our house has been a pleasant experience. From the outset, we knew that we had selected the right agent and the right agency. Your presentation of a comprehensive market research and information package with a complete and detailed marketing plan caught our attention and won our vote. We were confident that you had the experience, knowledge, and skills to help us realize the maximum value from this sale.
On your advice, the house was priced just right for the market conditions. The property sold in less than two weeks from multiple offers which resulted in a sale price approximately 4.5% higher than the listed price.
We want to express our appreciation for your professional, caring, and efficient manner regarding all aspects of our dealings with you and your firm.
The purpose of this letter is to provide potential corporate clients with the experience we have had with Carol Lome, of Johnston & Daniel.
Over the past fifteen years Carol has been involved with Black & McDonald personnel in the purchase/sale of eleven properties and the rental of another five. In each of these transactions she has provided sound insights into market values as well as practical common sense on what represents a "good" area in which to invest.
Consistently she has been right in the sense of increasing values in the markets she serves, and she has done so with an upbeat attitude that couples her professional appearance with knowledge and enthusiasm.
William L. McDonald
I wish to heartily endorse the Real Estate work done on my behalf by Carol Lome.
Her cheerful enthusiasm was extremely helpful because I needed that support, having little time to sell my house and because of my age (86).
She has a cheerful, enthusiastic manner and is very proficient.
C. Audrey Randall
Carol Lome has acted recently as my agent in purchasing a home in Toronto. This is the second time Carol has assisted in this capacity. As a real estate agent Carol is hard working and listens well to her clients needs. Carol is also very skilled in the art of negotiation - a skill that benefits from a strong personality such as Carol's. I will continue to use Carol in the future.
I would highly recommend Carol Lome to my best friend. She is a capable and professional agent/broker and made the buying experience a great one for me. She knows the market and champions her client. She is patient, persistence and professional. Carol handled my negotiation well - the ever stressful negotiation itself and was diligent on the follow-up to ensure the deal was complete and I had my home.
Although I hope not to be moving for a long time - I will definitely be using Carol again and in the meantime highly recommend her to you.
Beth M. Medhurst
First of all, we would be happy to recommend you to friends of ours if they were looking for a real estate agent. Why? Because you are knowledgeable, professional and you get things done. From the day that we asked you to start looking at properties for us, you sent us properties that fit within the criteria that we asked. We also found you very knowledgeable about neighbourhoods, school districts and real estate values. When we asked for follow up or for you to do something for us, it happened basically immediately. This was refreshing. It all comes down to the fact that you are very good at your job. It was and is a pleasure working with you.
Jamie and Pam
Carol Lome is a real estate agent par excellence! She has guided us with great skill and tenacity through three real estate transactions over the past nine years. In each case she has demonstrated an intuitive understanding of our needs and desires and has worked indefatigably to meet our expectations. As a negotiator, she is without parallel. Carol definitely merits an A-plus in our books.
Michael and Gail Dixon
Carol's exceptional level of service when selling our home and buying our new home exceeded our expectations at all levels. Her high standards of professionalism, outgoing personality and knowledge of the market combined with her superior negotiation skills guaranteed our success. We now look forward to our upcoming move into our dream house.
Claire and Cameron Reed
On behalf of myself and the family, I want to thank you for all your advice and assistance over the past months in choosing a home in Toronto. Never having lived in Canada, indeed not having lived in the northern hemisphere for more than twenty years, meant that we certainly needed all your knowledge, wisdom and unfailing patience while we learned the merits of various areas of the city and styles of house. Not only were you able to reduce the stress we initially felt, but you made house-hunting an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I would not hesitate to recommend the firm, and particularly yourself, to anyone buying or selling their home.
Wishing you all the best for the future,
Doug and I wanted to say thank you very much for your assistance in buying and selling our house.
You have a combination of directness, drive and tact which really worked well for us in both selling and buying our house.
In getting our former house ready to sell, you made a few suggestions which surprised us at first. However, when we tried them out, we saw they were very good - and made a positive difference to the salability of our house. We have also received full service from you - including giving us contractor names, "encouraging" those contractors to make us their priority, and to do top quality work, and you even suggested paint colours. However, you were never pushy in doing this - just providing what we requested and needed.
The actual sale of the house went almost exactly according to how you said it would, and resulted in us getting 10% over our asking price, in less than a week. Our neighbours were thrilled.
The buying of our new house is now a family story. We had decided to take a step back from the super-hot market in our chosen area, but discovered that an amazing property had less offers than we ever imagined. We decided to bid on it - but were at opposite ends of Toronto, with you in the middle. In the space of 90 minutes, we went from not even considering a bid, to being told we were the new owners!
Being in project management myself and Doug in sales, we are aware that deal-making is an art. We both agree that we would not have the new house that we love if it were not for you being able to pull the offer together and make it happen in so short a time.
Karen And Doug Farrand
Thank you for your proactive and enthusiastic approach to finding my new home. You took the time to listen to my requirements and value any feedback as we explored the market together.
Your professionalism became clear as you demonstrated the ability to provide me with what I needed, not just what I wanted. In addition, your strong network of resources and reputation enabled an uncomplicated and trouble-free process that will see me through to renovations.
It has been a great experience getting to know and appreciate your strengths. Royal LePage is lucky to have you!
It was not an easy decision for us to put our house on the market. We loved everything about our home and the thought of letting it go was surprisingly difficult.
We knew what we were looking for in a real estate agent: high standards of excellence, current experience in our market, a proven track record and a compatible working relationship. Yet one of the deciding factors in listing with Carol was her patience and understanding in knowing when the time was right for us.
Once we had made the decision to list our home, Carol was committed to making sure it was a positive experience. She included us in all aspects of the process, made sure we knew what was involved and, more importantly, that we felt comfortable with our decisions. She took into consideration who we were and fit around our schedule and personalities.
It's not an easy task to make sure your client is satisfied, emotionally fulfilled and financially rewarded, but she did just that.
This is was the third real estate transaction with Carol. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any of our friends or clients in the future.
Michael and Lorna Robbins
After dealing with the same real estate agent for over 20 years and the purchase and sale of 6 homes I have just taken on Carol Lome as my new agent. She was one of 3 agents I approached. She has been a friend for over 15 years so I was already aware of her knowledge of the market and her hard work and integrity in the field.
She has just listed and sold my home. I found her to be thorough, professional and very easy to work with. She was very accommodating to the sensitive and emotional nature of this home sale. I was happy with her appraisal of the house and more pleased when the home sold well above asking price.
I highly recommend Carol as a topnotch agent, someone who really works for her clients.
RNCP Registered Nutritionist
Thank you for your tremendous efforts during, and prior to, the recent listing of our property. Your knowledge of the market and the surrounding neighborhood was invaluable to us in the determination of establishing an appropriate pricing level. Once listed, your continued due diligence, follow-through, and clear communication provided us with a sense of ease during the balance of the sale process. We look forward to doing business together with you again.
When we decided to relocate and therefore had to sell our home, we wanted to be sure that it will get sold. We interviewed many agents but decided to use Carol because she was very professional and even remembered my wife from an open house visit a year ago. She was able to establish a rapport with us instantly and we were confident that she was the person to represent us. We decided to trust her guidance and to a great result. Our house was sold within a week of listing at 10% over the list price. Carol has a great eye for decor and a keen sense of what a buyer is looking for. She even took all the wonderful pictures herself for posting on her website. We would recommend Carol for anyone interested in selling their home.
Vincent and Sonhee Lim
It is our pleasure to provide you with this letter of recommendation.
We have been used to buying properties over the years but not selling them. It finally came time for us to sell our home of over 20 years and the adjoining empty lot, a process which was not very easy for us. We didn't have much luck with the first agent we hired and, on the strong recommendation of a good friend and colleague, we turned to Carol. She was very encouraging and enthusiastic (if somewhat realistic about the market) and gave us excellent advice on pricing and marketing the properties. Moreover, Carol was very professional and brought with her years of experience and the talent of her strong team. The best was yet to come as Carol displayed excellent negotiating skills and was very tenacious but tactical when the offers finally begin to appear. Carol and Grant not only listed but sold both properties themselves and we were very pleased with the outcome. We would highly recommend Carol & Grant to other sellers.
Corrado Cardarelli and Phylis DiLeonardi
You were a pleasure to work with and we certainly appreciate all your hard work. Thank you for helping us find our dream home.
Hayley and Jamie
Once again, Tina and I were more than satisfied with your dedication and obvious knowledge of the market.
We will call you when we are back in house-hunting mode.
Noah & Tina Solomon
For us, Carol has been the real estate agent that they show on tv commercials. I mentioned to her that we wanted a certain price for the house. She got it for us with no fuss. Then, we began an odyssey of looking for the right house. She patiently walked us through houses for months.
The perfect house came up. We didn't even realize how perfect it was. But she had gotten to understand our needs better than we had. We were heartbroken when we lost it to another buyer. Only Carol could perform the miracle of getting this house back for us. We are thrilled. We got our dream house. Carol really worked hard to understand our needs and to find us the right house. She has a ton of knowledge about the real estate market and houses and we really relied on her. She is a great agent and a great friend.
Liis Palmer and Rob Cassels
"We have been involved with Carol since we sold our home on Summerhill Gardens and purchased our home at 95 Walmsley until the present, a period of twelve years. We have now successfully sold our Walmsley property after only a month on the MLS Listing and Carol is now assisting us with finding a property to rent or purchase. Carol's network of contacts and her website assisted us in having many potential buyers see our property from the 21st of October until today. Carol has always been very professional and helpful to us in the sometimes daunting process of buying and selling our homes. She is courteous and patient and always willing to give us the advice we need."
The Honourable Mr. Justice Paul Reinhardt and Mary O'Donoghue