Testimonials

I introduced Charles to be an agent for my parents because that’s how much I trust and enjoy working with him — he has been my agent for my last 3 homes and counting. Charles is a winning negotiator and respected advisor on the latest market trends. Above all, he is conscientious, client-first, and compassionate. I am very grateful to have met Charles.

Jaymin K., Toronto

Charles found us our home in a tough and competitive market. Leslieville is known for stressful bidding wars and high prices…. Charles’ analytical approach provided details that guided our negotiation and facilitated a stress free process. We purchased and were left with no regrets, doubts or fears. He listened to what we wanted, asked great questions, and was very available throughout the entire process. Thanks Charles for facilitating  the purchase of our dream home.

Katrina K., Toronto

Full disclosure: I have known Charles for over 20 years. The rigorous, caring and unquestionably client-focused consultant I knew as a colleague proved to be the ideal agent for us. He listened attentively, put our needs first, and repeatedly went the extra mile to ensure selling our home was a breeze. If you are looking for a patient, wise and professional real estate agent and trusted advisor, you need look no further. 

N. Chambers, Toronto

I knew we could depend on Charles to look after our interests. He didn’t disappoint. Patient, reliable, wise, professional, sensitive to the client’s needs … all describe Charles.

Mary Anne C., Whitby

Buying our first condo in today’s challenging real estate market seemed daunting, but thank God for Charles! I can say, without reservation, that he “knows” the condo market inside out. His experience, confidence, knowledge and patience were exactly the skills that we relied on. At one point, we were feeling that we would not find something suitable for our budget but he persevered with us until we found the right condo – right price, right location, right layout, good amenities – just lovely. We did not have to compromise. And then, during the all-important offer phase Charles’ calm, confident negotiating style – coupled with his intuition regarding the seller’s situation through his affable communication with the listing agent – saved us money by arguing against offering more, as we had been willing to pay more to close the deal after finally finding the right condo. Thank you, Charles! I will certainly recommend him in the future.

J. and B. West, Richmond Hill

Charles and I first connected a few years back when I was looking for a condo to rent. At that time we looked at couple different condos and with every visit Charles was very knowledgeable about the building and the community surrounding it. Working with him was very easy and his execution was flawless. Fast forward to when I decided to buy a condo and there was no other person I trusted more than Charles to help me find a place.

At the beginning of the year, Charles sent me listings almost every week and we went to visit a couple places as well. Even though I changed my mind multiple times, Charles was very patient and helped me analyze the pros and cons. I would recommend Charles to anyone looking to buy or even if you are thinking about the real estate. His knowledge/analysis of this industry is immaculate and he is a very trustworthy person. His mindset is always on his clients and how they can get the most bang for their buck. Without hesitation, I would recommend Charles to anyone.

Manish B., North York

We visited the MLS website for a number of weeks to search for a downtown Toronto condo ourselves before engaging Charles to visit a number of condos. Charles was very responsive to our questions and kept us informed throughout the entire offer, purchase, and closing process. Charles’ honesty, genuine personality and knowledgeable real estate experience made our total end to end experience a positive one.

Robert H., Markham

We retained Charles to help us find a downtown condo. I had dealt with Charles previously and knew that he was reliable, ethical and trustworthy . Charles did not disappoint….he patiently helped us to research neighbourhoods and buildings, and toured many units, always taking away points to help us refine the search. When we found “the one”, Charles led the negotiating with the vendors and we landed the unit we wanted at the price we were prepared to pay. Charles stayed with us through to closing….couldn’t ask for more.

R., S., and D. Harris, Toronto

We connected with Charles when looking for our first condo, in a convenient location close to the subway line. Out of all agents that we’ve dealt with, Charles was by far the most professional and kind. He answered all our questions in the most timely manner, establishing a very trustworthy relationship. We knew we were in good hands, and he was very patient and helpful and attended to all our needs. He made the process of putting together the required paperwork painless and easy, which means a lot in the midst the stressful time of moving. We would definitely recommend working with Charles in the future.

B. Bershadsky and A. Vasilevskaya, North York

To downsize from a bungalow after 42 years is not easy. Trudy and I talked about it for the umpteenth time and thought, now is the time. The house next door had just sold for a good price.

Our first step was to consult a friend in the real estate business. After meeting with Charles we decided he was the right agent for us. With his detailed advice and personalized checklist we started working on making the house as presentable as possible before we put it on the market. This meant weeks of hard work. We were amazed how much we had accumulated over the years. The help we received from Charles was excellent and he went out of his way to make it as easy as possible for us. We could not have done this without the help we had from him and others.

Charles also helped us to find a suitable condo, which was also quite a task and required quite a few trips. Here too he was very helpful and we found our dream condo not far from where we had lived for so many years. Our aim was to stay in the same area. Charles was a great help in accomplishing that.

L. and T. Vanderkooy, Scarborough

We looked at a lot of houses. Charles was patient while we couldn’t make up our mind and when we changed our mind.  Eventually we decided on a condo that Charles recommended. It was above-average spacious with below-average maintenance, in a convenient location with security suitable for young women. Before and after closing a couple of unforeseen problems arose. Charles not only advised us but took it upon himself to deal with them as well. We were relieved by his helpfulness and know we can always depend on him.

J. M. Fung Chung, Markham

I dealt with Mr. Young when I had to sell my late sister’s house in Scarborough and was recommended to Mr. Young. I found him from day one to be a very honourable gentleman and he always conducted the sale of the property in a very businesslike manner. I would recommend him to anyone.

D. Simons, UK

Months before my parents’ house was put on the market or any contract signed, we discussed with Charles how to get max $$$s for it. There were many options to spend extra hours and dollars, and we wanted to be sure of a good return on investment. In all our discussions, from replacing the mailbox to setting the price, Charles never acted as a know-it-all. He always listened and considered our input. Decisions were mutual, the process was comfortable, and the sale was profitable. We got more that we thought we would at the beginning. Frankly, he’ll be our realtor for life!

S. Mattadeen, Scarborough

Charles made the condominium search experience organized, painless, and even enjoyable. He represented us in a professional, confident manner and succeeded in locking down our dream condo in a competitive market. While negotiating terms, Charles’ meticulous attention to detail ensured that all of the legal clauses were in our best interest, while being unambiguous and reasonable. His prompt responses and broad depth of experience from his consulting practice were definite assets to the process. As we are new condo dwellers, his patience was appreciated and he surpassed all of our expectations. Charles is a friendly, highly effective real estate agent whom we recommend with confidence.

J. and A. Ricci, Toronto

Having Charles as our buying agent has been both educational and exciting. He demonstrated a very keen sense of the dynamics of the real estate market and of the thinking of sellers and buyers, including us. We observed his deft ability to confidently negotiate the terms and conditions of the offer beyond our expectations, to our benefit.

At times, when our biases or emotions tended to blur our perspective, he clarified, comforted, and sometimes challenged us in his refreshingly straightforward yet eloquent manner. As sensitive as he was to our needs and concerns, he knew when to step in, and when to stay out. I really think Charles has this balance down pat. I particularly appreciated his straightforward approach to matters, and how he can simplify a complex emotional or financial or logistical scenario to get to the heart of the matter. We now have a fantastic house at an amazing price.

In short, we were well taken care of by Charles, even in details we were not aware of.

Z. Marinic, Toronto

From the moment Charles took on the task of finding a home for us, we knew we were working with a highly motivated, take-charge individual. He always accommodated to our needs in a timely manner, within a professional code of conduct.

Charles researched and organized data, advocated for all our concerns, and gave us candid advice. However, he knew when to step back and let the buyer mull things over and make the call. As a result, we found an exceptional home of unbelievable value!

Charles will, in a straightforward and professional manner, give you the tools to make the right decision. If you need or want a realtor who can deliver such services, we highly recommend working with Charles.

A. Young, Toronto (no relationship)

Compared to the real estate agents I’ve dealt with before, Charles was exceptional. All the time that I was undecided,  he was patient and helpful. Not once did he put any pressure on me to make an offer. When we found the home that was right for me and my daughter, he was my advisor to make sure I did not overpay. I always felt that he put my interests ahead of his own, so I trusted him completely. I will be calling on Charles for future real estate needs and I recommend him highly to others.

S. H. Kim, North York

When Charles put our home on the market, he worked with us on the smallest details to make the best impression. He backed that up with a beautiful photo brochure for buyers to take away. Then he featured our property on a half-dozen websites for maximum exposure. It worked! There was a steady flow of buyers and we got the highest price of similar houses sold before us and after us. When we went looking everywhere for our next home, Charles made no sales pitches. He gave helpful information and let us think about it ourselves. When we made our first offer, he made sure we had a walk-away price. And we did walk away and were disappointed – until we found a house we liked even more! Charles got us the price, the closing date, and the extras. We are convinced that no other agent could have done a better job for us and that anyone who chooses Charles will be happy they did.

J. & D. Lyn, Aurora

Selling a house can be risky business. The only way to know we’re getting the best price we can—whatever the market conditions—is to work with a knowledgeable realtor who has the resources and connections to stay on top of things. Charles is that kind of professional.

J. Knowlton, Oakville

First-time buyers have special needs. First, to feel respected despite a limited budget. Second, to learn enough about real estate and the buying process to feel confident. Third, to work with a realtor who listens, explains, and is easy to talk to. Charles delivers on all three counts.

P. Butler, Toronto

I’ve worked with Charles for several years on community projects big and small. He really pays attention to the details. At the same time, his leadership strength and personal warmth make it easy to work with him and to get things done. If people selling or buying real estate want someone they can depend on, they should give Charles a call. I would.

L. Chong, Agincourt

In the short time that I’ve known Charles, I find that he inspires confidence and trust. He gets the big picture and he pays attention to the details. I think homeowners looking for a reliable Realtor who is going to put their interests first should talk to him. He gets my vote!

L. Lee, Scarborough