Our family of 5 are recent arrivals in Canada and were looking to buy our first home here. We first met Sam while inquiring about one of his listings in the Henry Farm area. Following that first chat, I was suitably impressed and we agreed to meet in person. Sam’s professional approach and experience demonstrated on the phone matched up well when we met him in person a few days later. We then agreed to Sam being our agent.
Sam helped us focus on the steps needed and suggested an order to the process that would be beneficial. Although we could not make a commitment on any property for at least 2 months, Sam was ever available to show us homes in the meantime, and did in fact show us many. In the end, this proved to be an invaluable education about the market, different areas to consider and differing values. Sam was very knowledgeable about home construction as well and helped us to identify issues about obvious repairs in addition to what to be cautious about with the not so obvious.
Sam found a home that had been listed for sale but was taken off the market just as we were leaving for holidays. In fact, we had become aware of this home many weeks earlier in our search but we had passed on it. Upon our return, he suggested we consider it again, to which we agreed. He contacted the owners and convinced them he had a serious buyer and to let us see the home. We saw the home and loved it. 3 days later, Sam completed negotiations and we had purchased our first home inCanada.
It was Sam’s persistence and determination as well as his understanding about what might work for us that helped bring this opportunity back to life. We could not be more excited about it. We are about to take possession and really appreciate Sam’s after-sale approach as well. He continued to guide us through the process and kept us on track with all the details that go along with buying a home.
We would readily recommend Sam to our friends and family. He worked hard and smart to get us the right situation.
BaselTutunji and Rawia Asali
and 3 years later.....
April 3, 2016
Sam is not only a realtor he is a true friend. When we decided to sell our house we required someone to help us through this process and someone who understood the Toronto real estate dynamics. In a simple word, we wanted an advisor to fetch us the best price in the shortest time.
Sam was able to walk us through the planned journey like a true professional, his suggestions and approach were key to the strategy, and once the house was on the market the preparation was top class. I can say it was like a 5 Star service treatment.
The outcome: it took 4 days to find the buyer, and the house was sold above the asking price.
The Journey is the reward and Sam was the Captain
Basel Tutunji (Seller)
81 George Henry Blvd.
Henry Farm, Toronto