11/23/2023 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Jonathan Bradshaw
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"Having outgrown our previous home of 13 years, my wife and I had been looking at the Etobicoke real estate market for quite some time to find a larger home suitable for our family. We met Harold after viewing an open house in the area, and right from the start Harold gave us useful advice and information without any sales pressure. Indeed, we asked Harold about various houses several times over many months and he always, courteously and promptly, got back to us. Harold quickly understood our preferences and called us right away when great opportunities came up.
After buying our new home, Harold helped us sell our old house. Harold ensured that interest in the property was high right from the start. He provided practical advice and he prepared beautiful advertising pamphlets and trade magazine spreads. All his hard work came through for us; we sold our house the same day it was listed.
The whole time, my wife and I felt that we could trust Harold’s advice and market research. He really went to bat for us during the negotiation and truly represented our interests along the way.
Although we don’t plan to move anytime soon, we would have no hesitation to use Harold’s services again. His many years of practical experience combined with his understanding of the real estate market, as well as his calm, respectful manner are true reasons for us to recommend Harold as our agent of choice."
P. & M. Hesse
“Mr. Bradshaw assisted me in the sale of my bungalow in the spring of 2008. I initially contacted several realtors, but chose to work with Mr Bradshaw because from the first meeting, I was impressed by his professionalism, his realtor experience, his preparation and knowledge of the area and his honest helpful and friendly advice.
He respected my questions, input and timelines and he provided realistic and clearly identified expectations. He kept me informed throughout the process. When it came time to close the deal, he was very skilled in handling the arrangements, which I believe is a result of his considerable experience and knowledge in real estate.
All in all it was a very positive experience through a process that has potential for stress if not handled with the complete professionalism as was shown by Mr. Bradshaw.”
“Buying a home can be a very stressful and intimidating experience, especially for a first time home buyer. From the beginning, Harold made the process of purchasing my new condo very relaxing and stress-free. He was attentive and his level of service and follow-ups were beyond the expected.He is gracious, professional, knowledgeable and very honest. Thanks to Harold’s guidance and expertise, purchasing my very first home was an enjoyable process.
I would not hesitate to recommend Harold to anyone who is buying or selling.
Thank you for the outstanding service you provided. It was truly a pleasure to have you as my realtor.”
"We recently had the pleasure of dealing with your firm on the sale of our current home and the purchase of our new home in Niagara Falls.
Having never sold a home through a realtor, we were filled with anxiety until we met Harold Bradshaw. Harold is a delight to deal with and as he guided us through the procedure, we felt more confident. We believe that he did everything right, evidenced by the fact that the home sold within a week in an area where the sales were stalled and prices falling.
Harold is the ultimate professional and we wanted you to know how delighted we are that we were directed to him and how satisfied we are with our association.
We will not hesitate to recommend Royal LePage and particularly Harold Bradshaw to our friends and acquaintances. If all your agents are like Harold, you have a fine team."
Gail Kennedy and Gerry Lamb
“Harold worked tirelessly to sell our house. He gave us excellent marketing advice and kept in close contact with us. He succeeded in selling our house in a difficult market, for the price that he estimated the house was worth when we first discussed listing with him. Harold has a tremendous understanding of the real estate market and the psychology of negotiations.“
Colin Douglas and Nany Bishop
“Harold made our whole transition from buying a condominium to selling a large home, downsizing and moving as pleasant an experience as he could. He was always there for moral support and offered the hand of friendship .He communicated with us at all times no matter what the situation. I would entrust Harold with all future real estate ventures. It was a pleasure to do business with him.”
“As a business man I deal with many people on any given day, in fact I have had dealings with many thousands of people in my 28 year career. I have dealt with good, and bad, well mannered, and ill mannered, educated and not so educated. Most people are of good nature and good intent, but from time to time you meet someone who stands out amongst the rest. You meet a person who personifies all the best qualities of a business man, and human being. Harold Bradshaw is such a person.
Out of all my business dealings, I rank Harold in my top ten favorite people to work with. Out of all my real-estate dealings, Harold is the only real-estate agent I have ever chosen to work with twice, and the only one I intend to work with in the future. I find most real estate agents are preoccupied with their own goals. Harold is above all that, and keeps his client interests at heart.
I am grateful that our paths had crossed. I am grateful that I recognized Harold’s aptitude, and genuine honesty. Finally, I am grateful that I put Harold to work for me. I would recommend Harold Bradshaw as a Real estate agent to anyone, except my competition of course.”
David P. Vella, President, Crown Custom Metal Spinning Inc.
"Harold is an absolute pleasure to work with. His clients always are praising his professionalism, knowledge, hard work and overall character. He really does connect with people!! I never have any hesitation recommending Harold as a realtor!"
Stephen Elliott, Mortgage Specialist, Scotiabank
"Harold I thought it appropriate and over due in dropping you a short note thanking you for the excellent job you did in the estate sale of my fathers’ house. The enthusiasm and professionalism you showed in putting the house on the market at prices that ensured I received offers that truly reflected what the appropriate value was for my Dad house was very impressive. At no time did I feel you weren’t giving 100% effort in pursuing the sale. The number of agents that brought potential buyers through the house for showings clearly demonstrated that you where on the job.
What made it more challenging was the house was a definite fixer upper and an estate sale. The Market at the time was such that homes in pristine condition almost sold themselves this certainly wasn’t the case with my fathers’ house. Even with all this the house sold quickly and based on the research I did at the time and since was for top dollar. And in some cases I found had sold at a price higher than homes on the same street that where in better condition! Guess they had the wrong agent!
All in all a very positive experience, and I would not hesitate in recommending you to my friends or calling upon you again if I ever decide to sell my own home.
P.S. The bottle of champagne and glasses were a nice touch."
"It is great to have Harold working for you. We purchased and sold our home through Harold and in each case, he was very friendly, reliable and helpful. He made the entire experience a very positive one. Harold's knowledge and experience in the real estate market assured us that we were making the right choices and he referred us to trustworthy financial and property consultants. We would definitely recommend him.”
Sandro and Pina Felleti