My fiancée and I started searching for a home earlier this year as we are recently engaged and are trying to look to the future. We were referred to Shawn by a family friend who works for Royal LePage in London, Ontario.
Initially we were looking for a townhome in Toronto with enough space to start a family in, but Shawn showed us that by slightly increasing our budget we could buy a detached home that could meet our needs for many years to come.
Prior to working with Shawn, we were under the impression that a detached home within the city was completely out of our reach, but we soon discovered that was not the case. Shawn also helped us narrow our search to two desirable neighbourhoods, as we were originally searching across the entire city.
The home that we purchased is much larger and better than anything we envisioned when we first started looking. It has a massive backyard, ample space for us to entertain and have guests stay over, and there is plenty of room for us to expand and “grow into” going forward. The neighbourhood also meets our criteria with good transit, restaurants, shopping, and parks nearby, and easy access to the Gardiner Expressway and Highway 427.
Throughout our entire search, Shawn was very diligent in sending us listings that met our criteria, booking appointments in a timely fashion (often the same day), and providing us with information about the neighbourhood, the history of the property, and comparable listings. He was always willing to ask the seller’s agent relevant questions and was upfront and honest when he felt a particular property wasn’t right for us. As first-time buyers, Shawn helped us understand the home-buying process, and it is clear that he has extensive knowledge of the Toronto real estate market. Thanks to Shawn’s expertise and advice, we were able to purchase the home of our dreams.