From Toronto to Ajax:
After starting a family in Toronto, Carl and his family decided to upsize and relocate to a more affordable home in the Greater Toronto Area, specifically Durham. Commuting for work was also a major concern. Thinking that real estate in oshawa would be more affordable, I was able to help them purchase a home in Ajax, a community that they thought to be out of their price range. This is what Carl had to say:
"Daniel is a true professional. He acknowledged and paid close attention to our wants and needs when looking for a home. He understood our budget and took the time and effort to find us a nice home in a good area. I have and will continue to recommend Daniel as Real Estate Agent. He cares about his clients and made our home purchase a very pleasant experience. 5/5"
Happy in Oshawa:
Tired of renting, Liz and Guillermo decided it was time to invest in a house. With the ability to work from home, commuting was less of a concern, but a clean updated house for sale in a nice neighborhood was a must. Unfortunately, when we found the house that was perfect for them, it sold before we could even put in an offer. However, by keeping in touch with the Listing Agent, I was able to discover that a week later the deal fell through! We immediately submitted an offer, and it was accepted without any competition. In this seller's market, sometimes it is the fastest that win. Here is how Guillermo felt:
"Daniel was great to work with. He proved to be a courteous and professional agent.
It was very easy to reach him when needed and was very quick to answer any questions.
As a first time home buyer, he helped us through the process and I would highly recommend Daniel. 5 stars."
Rare Condo in The Distillery:
Marina knew exactly what she wanted. A great condo in the Distillery community of Toronto. Unfortunately, so do a lot of young professionals who appreciate this unique, convenient and trendy area of Downtown Toronto Real Estate. There is truly nothing like the Condos in the Distillery. The problem is: Good condos in the Distillery at a good price sell FAST! I mean, within a week of being listed on MLS . When I found the perfect condo for Marina, it was taken off the market for a short term rental. Like a dog with a bone, I made sure we were ready to make an offer as soon as the rental was over. Not only did Marina get the condo of her dreams, but we were able to secure it before it even had a chance to be listed on MLS again!
"Dan was an excellent agent to work with when I bought my first home. He was very knowledgable and easy to get in touch with - Dan went out of his way to make himself available whenever I had questions. The entire process was very smooth and easy thanks to how focused and well prepared Dan was. I would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a property"
From Sudbury to Oshawa:
Kyle and Sasha are a nice young couple from Sudbury, Ontario. However, they were facing the difficulties of having to move close to Toronto for work. Fortunately, they have family in Durham who recommended my services to them. So, we quickly went about searching for a suitable home in Oshawa. In this seller's market, not only are prices rising, but competition between buyers is fierce. Over the course of 4 weekends and 4 offers, we were usually in competition with approximately 15 other buyers! As disappointing and discouraging that may be, I felt it was very important not to go over their budget.
I decided to do some deep digging on MLS Listings, and found a 2 Story Detached that was being taken off the market. The listing agent needed to get better pictures done by a professional, and was going to re-list it the next day. We had a rare window of opportunity to submit an offer before it was listed again! We visited the house first thing that morning, and I gave an offer that would expire before it could be relisted, just to eliminate any competition. After some negotiation, the sellers accepted, and Sasha and Kyle were able to get a fully renovated home for well under market value. Here is what she had to say:
"5 Stars. My boyfriend and I recently worked with Dan to find our first home. Being a first time home buyer is very difficult in this market, however Daniel found us a detached home with great value in the end. He was almost always availible when we travelled from Sudbury to look at houses in Durham. We found him to be very honest, letting us know when a home was overpriced (in comparison to market value) or if it seemed to need a lot of work. Would recommend him highly. Sasha F."
First Time Buyer in Durham:
Full disclosure, I could not find the right house for Eeman and her nice family. I tried my best, but the market is making it so hard for buyers at the moment. With multiple offers, and extremely high competition, Eeman decided that a new build would be more suitable than a resale home in North Oshawa. I wish her and her family all the best in their future! Here is what she had to say:
"My husband and I recently had the pleasure to work with Dan. Firstly, he took the time to identify our needs and wants. He was very proactive with finding relevant listings and was efficient in booking appointments so we could see these homes as soon as possible. As first time home buyers, we had lots of questions for Dan and he was always very patient and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Dan as he is very honest, approachable and works hard to get you into a home that's right for you. Thanks for all your help Dan! Eeman N."
Daniel MacQuarrie, Realtor