In selecting an agent to sell our house in Leslieville we interviewed three different agents. We had worked with two of them before but chose to interview Andre because we were impressed by his sales of nearby properties. Andre has an incredible understanding of the local market & best knew how to market to the likely buyer of our property.
We immediatley noticed that Andre wants to do everything perfectly. He's a sharp retailer who understands the value of branding & packaging. This is strongly evident in his personal marketing & we can attest that he put in a similiar investment into selling our house with an elite crew of stagers, photographers and other professionals. It was very simple to sell our house with Andre because we always trusted his ability to execute at every stage of the process. He is a consumate professional.
Michael & Marie P. 01/2015
We recently used Andre and his team to sell our home in Leslieville. From our first meeting we were impressed by his professional demeanour yet comfortable and welcoming personality. We felt relieved and confident drawing on his expertise and experience to assist us in this very large decision. Every detail was taken care of and we had a very positive experience. We had very positive feedback on a personal basis from family and friends based on the preparation and staging of our property as well as what I understood to be positive responses from the general public at the open houses and the house sold immediately. There were no negatives. I highly recommend Andre if you are considering a sale of your property in the near future.
Emory W. 10/2015
Working with Andre was a great experience - he was very friendly and had a lot of patience for my indecisiveness. Andre provided helpful advice specific to the Toronto resale market and was always upfront with the pros and cons for each property we viewed. With Andre's guidance, I always felt like my decisions were well informed. I will definitely call Andre in the future and recommend him to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent.
Kokui K. 10/2015
I first met Andre in 2009 when my mother was downsizing to a condo. 5 years later when my wife and I were ready to look for a bigger house there was no question who we would be using as our real estate consultant. I say "consultant" rather than "agent" because Andre is so much more than a real estate agent.
Lance L. 9/2015
Andre is simply the best. My wife and I were first-time home buyers. After a lot of research on realtors, we decided to go with Andre after reading online reviews from his customers who expressed how patient he was. Now that we've gone through the process and found our dream house, here are the reasons why we loved working with Andre:
Daniel P. 9/2015
Andre is a fantastic agent! I was a first home buyer and new to Canada and he made the process very easy and helped me find a great place! He has an excellent understanding of the industry and the Toronto market and helped me get to know different areas. I appreciated that he picked up on my likes and dislikes quickly and really walked you through the process providing lots of clear information so nothing was unexpected. He goes above and beyond to make things easier for his clients and provides advice on everything -location, homes, mortgages, design aspects and insurance options to name a few. He is very patient and will give you freedom to make a decision without any pressure but will also provide honest feedback if he thinks a property or price is not a good option for you. I would wholeheartedly recommend Andre to anyone looking to buy or sell!
Emily N. 4/2015
Andre is very knowledgeable and experienced. I have worked with quite a few agents, both when I was buying and selling real estate and Andre was far and away the best realtor I have ever worked with. He is extremely professional, pleasant and capable. He staged my place beautifully, at no additional charge, and it sold in 8 days for the price I wanted. If you are looking for a good realtor, I can totally recommend Andre and I wouldnt hesitate to hire him again for my next venture into the real estate market.
Teressa K. 3/2015
As a first-time home buyer, I had zero clue about anything to do with real estate. Upon the recommendation of a friend, I relied on Andre to help me navigate the Toronto real estate waters.
Ryan V. 2/2/2015
Andre helped my husband and I with the purchase of our first home over 6 years ago and recently with the buy of our new home. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. He is very prompt with his follow up and never pressured us. As an added service-Andre staged our home beautifully for the sell of our property without any additional expense to us. I recommend him to all of my friends and family. He has truly exceeded our expectations!
Lin J. 1/14/2015
There are just not enough positive things for me to say about our experience working with Andre. We were referred to Andre from a friend who's worked with him on several housing sales/purchases and was very happy.
Kristen B - 1/2015
Andre, thank you for your card and best wishes.
I first tried craigslist attempting to sell my home privately. There were more real estate agents calling me than serious buyers. After a month, I decided to go the traditional route and interview 4 agents. Some were referrals from close friends and others who called me after seeing my craiglist posting. As I walking home one day, I noticed and was impressed with Andre’s series of large and professional open house signage leading me to a home for sale in my neighborhood and decided to include him in my agent evaluation and interview.
We just bought our first home with Andre and couldn't have done it without him. After our first meeting with him, we walked away with a clear understanding of the home buying process and he left knowing exactly what we were looking for. We were impressed with his knowledge, availability, professionalism and patience. He was always ahead of the game on available properties and so personable and sincere - we knew he always had our best interest at heart. And when we were ready to buy, his negotiating skills really came through.
Sonia Z. & Matt W.
20+ years ago was the one and only time that we were ever involved in a real estate transaction. It was not a positive experience. We needed the process to be fast, efficient and accurate.
Unbelievably, within less than 4 weeks, you found, negotiated and closed a condo for us without a single glitch.
Donna C. & Bill C.
Andre was the absolute best to work with. My partner and I were first time buyers and really didn't know what we were doing or what type of property would work best for our needs and the reality of our budget. Andre was patient, explaining everything about the process and giving advice along the way. When the actual search started he cast a wide net of different property types, bigger projects as well as move-in ready homes, and different neighborhoods in the city.
Because we didn't know exactly what we wanted and weren't necessarily on the same page as a couple when it came to home vs. location, we had prepared ourselves for the search taking up to a year, especially with how aggressive the Toronto market is, but with Andre showing us so many different options we were able to narrow down what we wanted quickly and ended up finding a perfect first home within 3 weeks.
Andre was responsive whenever we had questions or needed his opinion, often calling within minutes of me sending an email. He never tried to sell us on a house, but gave us objective opinions and ideas for dealing with different things.
When we decided to make an offer on a house after sleeping on it for a night, he moved at lightning speed to get the offer together and helped us put in an aggressive bid that secured the house for us even though the sellers had been going back and forth with another interested buyer. When an inspection uncovered a few issues, he helped us go back to the seller with a revised offer.
Even after we moved in, Andre continued to go above and beyond, hooking us up with cleaners to deal with a mess the sellers had left behind, checking in to see how our bathroom reno was going and even coming to see it once it was complete.
We would definitely work with Andre again. He was patient, knowledgeable, and we never doubted for a second that he was working with only our best interest in mind.
Carolyn B. 2/2014
I cannot recommend Andre Alves and his services enough. I've told everyone I know and now want to spread the love because this guys is that good.
As we all know - Real Estate transactions are some of the biggest endeavours we will make. I felt very out of my realm when having to sell my house last year and Andre took all of that and erased any fear or stress I had. His hands on approach was a relief and his ability to explain things to me in a way that truly resonated with me was invaluable.
Selling a home can be difficult in the best of times, my situation was tricky as my life was turned upside down after the death of my husband. I found myself dealing with so many things I didn't understand but HAD to do. Andre swooped in and saved the day. He easily and gladly absorbed so much of the stress while making sure to include me in all decisions. I truly felt like we were partners in this experience -something I desperately needed and Andre instinctively fulfilled.
He made the process as easy as possible while maintaining an impeccable sense of professionalism that was always still warm and personal. A rare talent indeed.
All the personal benefits aside he also managed to get me well over asking price because of his strategic forward thinking and specific research.
If you are thinking of buying or selling your home do yourself a favour and get the Andre Advantage.
Alex K 1/2014