Our family had thoroughly enjoyed our home, neighbours and the city around us the past nine years in Northern Toronto. Unfortunately, a corporate move was forcing us to leave our home. On top of that, we had to relocate late in the year, right before the holidays and winter. We were fearful that putting our home on the market to obtain an equitable and quick sale would be an impossible accomplishment. We solicited advice from trusted friends about who they could recommend as a qualified real estate agent to guide us through such a difficult task. To our surprise, one name came up as an agent we could depend on; Joy Verde of ReMax.
Joy quickly met with us and devised a schedule that she said would accomplish the swift and profitable sale that we desired. This plan involved not only the marketing, but also helping to co-ordinate small home repairs, touch-up painting and house staging. To be honest, we thought her plan, though well conceived, was too optimistic is what was planned in such a short time period. Boy were we wrong! Not only were all the preparations for the sale of our house carried out on time and on budget, but our home received multiple offers and sold for above our asking price! This was something we did not expect to be accomplished a few weeks earlier.
Our family has had to endure multiple moves over the years, seven to be exact. We have never had a real estate we would recommend more highly than Joy Verde of ReMax, a true professional.
Respectfully yours ,
– Leslie & Bill Hall
Joy assisted me with both purchasing a new home and selling my current residence. She has deep expertise in the real estate business, clearly understands the market dynamics and is a master negotiator. She and her team were patient listeners, understood my needs and wants, and were flexible in working with my timeframe and busy schedule. Also contributing to the (close to) stress-free experience was the fantastic network of professionals that Joy brought in to assist, including: stagers, gardeners, cleaners, painters, home inspectors, etc. Joy truly cares about her clients, and I have no hesitation in highly recommending her.
– Shari Austin
I first contacted Joy in May to sell my house. My children had all left home and the house was too empty. Joy spent time asking me what I wanted in a home and suggested my home was still right for me. The following January I contacted Joy again and we agreed it was the right time for me to move. Not many agents would counsel you to wait. Joy is in the business of making sure her clients are in the right home. Joy is not just an expert in buying and selling houses but helping families find the right homes for them !
– Karen J.
“THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP, WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUCH A GOOD REALTOR AND FRIEND THAT JUST HELPED US CONQUER THE HARDEST REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION WE COULD THROW AT HER, ALL WHILE MAKING US FEEL LIKE WE ARE THE ONLY CLIENTS SHE HAD.
THIS HOUSE COULDN’T BE MORE PERFECT FOR US. J OY YOU GET TO CUT THE RIBBON AND OPEN THE CHAMPAGNE!!!!!!!”
– Brent & Sharon
” Where do I begin? You made a process that I dreaded (buying and selling our house) completely painless and enjoyable. In those moments where I felt nervous or uncertain, I reminded myself that we were in good hands and took comfort knowing that you’re the best of the best and would never let us enter a bad situation. It was a pleasure watching you in action. You’re brilliant and endlessly knowledgeable about real estate. I know why you are at the top of your game in your profession.
You are an amazing agent and a lovely, kind, generous individual. You don’t need more clients, I’m sure, but I will tell everyone I know about you. This house will be beautiful and more importantly, it will be a place where my son can happily grow up! Thank you for everything.”
-Anna & Rick
“Joy is energetic and enthusiastic in her approach to life…the perfect foundation for the perfect real estate agent. Joy helped me find the most wonderful family home after years of regular updates and countless showings. She has a fabulous eye, she understood where I was coming from and made it happen. Never did I feel pressure. Her dedication, patients and expertise gives her an amazing ability to guide and educate buyers. I was very fortunate to have joy in my corner. She is the best.”
“I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Without your help, expertise and knowledge, not to mention warmth and understanding, I could not have undertaken such a huge job on my own – this was an overwhelming task alone, and you made it seamless:-) The many many hours of prep work have been totally erased by the wonderful outcome!! You, and all the resources you brought to us made everything flow together perfectly! You went out of your way on so many levels- I appreciate all of it, every kindness and care. I am equally sure that my children do as well – its nice for them to see Mom so happy! A great outcome for us, with more to come!! We felt prepared, protected and are appreciating the ‘Umbrella of Joy’ tonight!”
“Joy came over one evening to chat and share her in-depth knowledge of the options available to us. We felt so comfortable with her confident and relaxed approach. She suggested the best way to decide our next steps would be to view homes and learn about the different areas and prices out there.
With Joy’s help, and after much thought and consideration, we decided to stay put in our house for the time being. We chose not to buy up for a while and to concentrate on enjoying our youngsters. To make the future resale of our home easier, Joy suggested we think ahead and brought her design team in to recommend improvements. Even though we were not selling at the time, she encouraged us live in the moment and enjoy our home renovations.
We repainted, put new carpet down and fixed up the rooms to create a more functional living space. It took us three years of house hunting and two offers for us to find the right home. Joy was there every step of the way, and helped us refurnish our home to get it resale ready. After selling our home for more than our dream price, we learned that practice really does make perfect.”
-Laura & Keith
“It goes without saying the skills you look for in choosing a real-estate agent include local market knowledge, professionalism, tenacity and exemplary people skills. You combine this with extraordinary passion, sincerity, integrity, patience and drive, and you have Joy Verde and her Team. Joy is absolutely amazing.
We’ve had the pleasure of Joy’s expertise on four sales transactions now. Selling and or buying a home can be incredibly stressful and her capacity to really listen and understand her clients’ through this process is truly a skill not to be taken lightly. Joy guides you through the process every step of the way. Whether you have a house that is market-ready or one that needs some TLC, she has the Team to make it happen. Can’t thank-you and Maura enough.”
-Tim & Kathy
“You are THE Joy! Thank you for being in our lives and for your help and assistance, your knowledge and experience, your forthrightness and brilliant results for us! We thank you so! Best and love.”
-Jen and Stephen
“Joy helped my wife and I buy our first home. Based on that experience, when we decided our growing family needed a bit more room, there was no one else I would trust to provide us guidance through the process of selling our home (that we loved and were sad to leave) and buying something that we would enjoy for years to come.
Joy is relationship, not transaction focused. And so, despite a very long (and arduous) house hunting process, Joy never pressured us to act. In fact, she would often point out why a certain house was not right for us. She invested time in understanding our needs, so when we would get a call from Joy that there was a house we had to see, it was always worthwhile.
Her guidance on the real estate market, pricing and value have always been astute. We trust her implicitly when it comes to when to walk on a competitive bidding situation, when to put a little more on the table and what to list a property at in order to maximize value.
Joy is first and foremost, a trusted advisor. And now that we have completed our third transaction with Joy, we also consider her a friend.”
– C & K
“We originally met Joy 7 years ago as the selling agent on our first house. She immediately impressed us with her candour, professionalism and knowledge.
Years later, when it was time to sell and look for a bigger family home we thought of her right away. Although we did interview other agents, none of them could even come close. She was the obvious choice. Beyond all of her exceptional professional skills, she is funny and kind and very easy to get along with, which as it turns out is very important in an agent, as we end up spending a lot of time together!
Selling our first home, and buying the house where we would be raising our children is an incredibly emotional and personal endeavour. Joy understood this and took extraordinary care to make sure we were comfortable and happy every step of the way.
When we found our dream home, and decided to put in an offer, Joy was incredible. Her instincts and negotiation skills left us feeling as though she had performed magic. We could not be happier with the outcome, and LOVE our new home.
Joy approached the task of selling our house with the same care, effort and expertise. In a very short period of time, Joy guided us on how to prepare our house for sale, and we definitely can not argue with the results! Eleven offers and a sale price well above asking. Her ‘behind the scenes’ work and extraordinary effort made this experience so positive and as stress free as could ever be expected.
We had very high expectations at the start of this experience with Joy, and I know we asked a lot of her as our agent. She not only met our expectations, but exceeded them at every turn. She managed all of our requests and anticipated and took care of things we had not even thought of.
For her professional knowledge, personal character, and ability to make things happen, we could not recommend Joy any higher.”
-Jill & Tony
“We had been shopping for a new house for several years before we were introduced to Joy Verde, and once we met and began to work with her, we realized what we’d been missing: the services of a realtor with outstanding knowledge, skills, professionalism and personal dynamism. Joy took a generous amount of time getting to know us so that she could be sure of our criteria and our tastes. She never showed us a house that was outside our budget or that lacked the key characteristics we were looking for. When we went to see a house that she hadn’t brought to our attention, we immediately realized why she’d decided it wasn’t for us. She didn’t want us to waste our time, and we came to realize that if Joy didn’t think it was for us, she was right. Further, we came to appreciate that she was constantly patrolling all new offerings on our behalf so that when a house that fit our needs did come available, we were among the first to see it. Her insights, her diligence, and her determination ultimately resulted in a really satisfying outcome. Though it took nearly a year because what we were looking for is fairly scarce in today’s market, Joy found us a house we are simply delighted with. Moreover, she counselled us incredibly wisely through the negotiation process so we ended up paying a very fair price for it. We simply could not be more impressed with Joy Verde, at both a professional and personal level. She couples great instincts with great integrity, and a professional work ethic with a warmly empathic personality. Any one in the real estate market would be lucky to work with Joy.”
– Eileen & Mike
“Joy is one of those rare professionals, who loves her work and passionately looks out for her clients’ interests. I have had the pleasure of working with Joy on two occasions, when I bought and sold two homes. In both cases I did not think I would be able to either afford or be lucky enough to buy the houses I was interested in. On both occasions I got the home for a lot less than I thought I would have to pay, and sold for much more than I thought I would get.
I attribute all of this to Joy’s incredible instincts and skill. In addition to her work ethic, she is just one of the nicest people I know. I would without hesitation recommend her.”
“We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your assistance with selling our house and buying a new home for our family. Your great advice, solid strategy, and active involvement in the process took an extremely stressful experience and made it as painless as we could hope for.
With your help we were able to purchase our new home even when others were interested in it, and your strategy for selling our house got us 10% over ask in under 2 days! Both the price and speed of the sale were huge burdens you quickly lifted and left us in a better position than we could have hoped.
For those looking to hire an agent I wholeheartedly recommend Joy, she takes the time to get to know her clients, knows the market, and unlike many others in the industry she will give you an opinion when asked, a true rarity from my experience.
Thanks again for all your assistance, we couldn’t have done it without you!”
– Philicia & David
“For me, the decision to sell a particular property was an extremely emotional undertaking. Sensing this, Joy was empathetic and supportive from the very beginning of the process. Combining this personal understanding with her professionalism and experience in the market reconfirmed that I had made the right choice in working with her. I was amazed at the multiple offers received on the property and celebrated with her when records were broken with the successful sale.
But beyond the exceptional professional assistance that she provided what I appreciated the most was the warm, genuine caring manner in which she worked with me. I never felt like a “client”, rather like a friend supported by another friend throughout a delicate time. This rapport is what makes Joy stand out. To me, she is truly special.”
– Lucie T
“My sincere and heartfelt thanks for all your help, past and present. You are amazing.
I met Joy many years ago when she was selling a home across the street from me. In that few seconds there was something about Joy that got my attention. During the following many years, five and more, I kept in touch with Joy regarding many details of my complete home renovation. And then finally it was done. Joy contacted me to say it was time to sell. I have learned this contact was an example of Joy’s many years of experience always offering her clients the very best in service. Joy and team were highly organized and every detail in the selling process was well planned. I was informed in advance and provided with all information each day. This house sold in one week as planned, monies and all.
Next came finding another home. This was not easy as there was little for sale in my price range. A lovely Victorian became available and I asked Joy how I could get this one. Well, there were many offers so I had little or no hope. To my astonishment, Joy’s negotiating skills were successful and at a price less than we discussed. It was a WOW moment.
Joy continues to be very involved in this house with me. I got cold feet thinking of the work and money involved in the renovation. I called Joy, she lifted my spirits and added “we’ll do it together”. It doesn’t get better than this…
I can be difficult; I can be demanding. Yet with Joy it just happens. And all these years later somehow Joy still replies to all my emails within minutes, day and evening.
Joy is incredibly knowledge, professional and intuitive. She is a non-stop worker who is always ready to go the extra mile. Joy is supportive and a friend. She is totally devoted to her work in Real Estate. Joy loves this part of her life – you do not need to ask – you can tell. Thank you.”