the BREL team3091 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6S 4L5
"Very thorough, very organized, and diligent in terms of research into any questions that arise about properties. Extremely responsive and available, and very patient. Overall provided reliable guidance for a major real estate purchase."
R.S. Oakville (Buyer) Tue, 09 May 2023 10:13:17 +1000
"Kristin really understood us and gave us great advice. We sold in a bad sellers market, Kristin and Mahn were extremely efficient and reliable with everything.
Overall the best real estate agent I have experienced in 40 years of moving. Would recommend her 100%"
Graham Merry, Toronto (Seller) Tue, 09 May 2023 04:36:04 +1000
"Allie went above and beyond in the sale of our home! Everything was considered and patiently explained. She made selling our home in a possibly tricky market super smooth and virtually stress-free."
Dayna McIsaac (Seller) Tue, 13 Dec 2022 09:19:58 +1000
"I have known Varun for years and i have discussed Toronto real estate with him on numerous occasions. His understanding of the market, personalized approach and a clear understanding of my requirements were my biggest reasons for choosing him to be my realtor. He is very professional, has a great attention to detail, is very thorough with his paperwork and follow ups, is on top of everything that needs to be done and more importantly is a pleasure to talk to. He is great with his communication and as a client I was very transparent with him about my bare minimum needs and 100% NOs in a property purchase. He understood my requirements well and showed me units within those needs.
I couldn't have been more than pleased with Varun and I have already recommended him to people I know in my circle."
Sakshi Ghai (Buyer) Tue, 29 Nov 2022 02:14:37 +1000
Kellye MacMillanrecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"I would highly recommend Kelley MacMillan and her team.
Very easy to work with, always available and very quick to answer your questions"
Donna Haining Hamilton (Seller) Thu, 24 Nov 2022 11:26:31 +1000
"Lisa sold my property within 4 days during a downturn. Enough said. Very happy."
Sheida Stephens, Toronto (Seller) Wed, 16 Nov 2022 03:30:31 +1000
"This is our third time using Matt as an agent and as before we were thrilled with him. Given all the changes in the market he stayed in regular communication and adapted his plans as the market shifted."
Melanie, Pickering (Buyer) Tue, 25 Oct 2022 10:17:33 +1000
"Shannon was an incredible agent and was extremely patient and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. She answered all of our questions and as first time home buyers it was so reassuring to have her on our team!"
Matt & Esme, Toronto (Buyer) Wed, 12 Oct 2022 06:16:35 +1000
"Halina and her great team, are FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!! They made the selling process so easy and helped me understand what was happening every step of the way. Hands down... 15 out of 10! Having dealt with Halina on 2 previous occasions, it was without a doubt we would have her list our home.
Halina was truly exceptional. I was impressed with Halina's level of knowledge and the amount of data that she has about the market. It was a no-brainer for me to work with her again. Halina was always available and her responsiveness is incredible.
The BREL teams promptness, knowledge of the market, strategic mindset, kindness, good energy made the process of the sale of our home simple. I’ve already recommended them to two of my good friends. When I am looking to buy again I will not hesitate to call the BREL team.
Despite the changing market, we were patient and Halina managed to seal the deal and sold our home."
Paul Demore & Ian Henry Mississauga Ontario (Seller) Tue, 11 Oct 2022 23:58:43 +1000
"Matt is an excellent agent, he went way out of his way several times to do certain things for me that other agents would never do. He is extremely patient (don't think you will ever find a more patient agent). He is also extremely helpful, friendly, warm, trustworthy, honest...he once said to me that the advice he is giving me is the same he would give his sister. He truly has become a great friend, not only to me but my family."
Julie W (Buyer) Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:47:53 +1000
"Halina was amazing to work with. She was on top of things from the beginning, highly communicative, very thorough and very transparent. I really enjoyed working with her and would do it again!"
Shivalika Handa, Mimico (Seller) Sat, 03 Sep 2022 04:14:11 +1000
Shannon Walkerrecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"Shannon went above and beyond for my sale. A truly hands-off experience that I was look for. Shannon valued my opinions and gave me sound advice at every step of the way. Excellent work!"
Mahmoud, Toronto (Seller) Sat, 06 Aug 2022 00:26:45 +1000
"When we were looking for a real estate agent, we were emailing back and forth. Allie was very informative, quick to reply, but not pushy. We were living in Calgary, AB but selling our condo in Toronto, ON. Everything was so smooth and we were confident every step of the way in Allie's abilities to get our place sold. She had great marketing stategies and the condo sold basically in a week. It was a tremendous experience!"
Dianna MacDonald, Calgary, AB (Seller) Fri, 15 Jul 2022 07:13:29 +1000
"Matt demonstrates all the characteristics of a trustworthy and extremely professional real estate agent. Matt consistently went above and beyond providing us with expert guidance and patience as we navigated complex changes that were all met. Matt is a great listener and understood our needs to give us the right level of guidance making my wife and I very confident ever step of the way. I look forward to working with Matt on future transactions.
The support team was tremendous! Great work!"
David Rotstein (Buyer) Wed, 13 Jul 2022 02:56:42 +1000
"Kristin, from the beginning, made me feel that the sale of my property was her personal responsibility and that she would do everything necessary to get the best possible offer to purchase my property. She was incredibly enthusiastic and made me feel that, yes, I did have a unique condo and that properly marketed it would bring maximum offers to purchase.
Did this happen? Of course it did, within a few days. I could not have been happier!"
Lynda Hurley, Toronto (Seller) Tue, 12 Jul 2022 10:11:46 +1000
"We are glad we made the right choice with Kristin. Kristin has been extremely helpful in our purchase with all right guidances and friendly support especially during the anxious bidding and closure days."
Abdul (Buyer) Fri, 08 Jul 2022 09:15:35 +1000
"We moved from Vancouver and Shannon Walker went above and beyond to help us find a home in Toronto. We felt looked after from start of our look, to securing a rental, to closing our purchased house.
Not only is Shannon so knowledgeable about the city, she also took the time to understand what we were looking for, and always showed up with amazing energy and care. As a result, we really trusted her insights and thoroughly enjoyed the process (despite the challenging market!)
Thank you so much Shannon! Can't wait to work together again in the future!"
A. Moore (Buyer) Fri, 08 Jul 2022 05:17:53 +1000
"Kristin was so helpful from our very first meeting. We were buying a house elsewhere, but talked to her before buying about selling our existing house. The information, insights and consult she provided in those early meetings were key to helping us both buy our new house (with a different office), and sell in Toronto. Kristin's openness and transparency throughout the process, along with her incredible experience and knowledge, provided confidence and ensured a smooth process.
The BREL team work together so well, everyone was supportive and responsive. I was astonished at how much happened in such a short time - things that I thought would take weeks, happened in days. Kristin and team were on top of everything, and provided reassurance every step along the way.
I would very happily recommend Kristin and the BREL team to anyone!"
Alana Painter (Seller) Tue, 05 Jul 2022 11:44:18 +1000
"Matt was a fantastic agent to have! He made the whole process very easy and seamless. 10/10 would recommend!
I am incredibly satisfied with my purchase and want to commend Matt on a stellar job!"
Jordan Luden, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 10 Jun 2022 01:56:51 +1000
"I have dealt with Halina multiple times--when leasing and now buying a home. Her knowledge and attention to detail really sets her apart, as does her incredible efficiency. She's always pleasant to deal with, and you know you're in good hands. I can't recommend Halina Bucchino highly enough."
Barbara, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 27 May 2022 09:11:16 +1000
"I was first referred to Allie Rempel when I decided to move from Toronto to Michigan and needed a tenant for my condo. She was very knowledgeable and quickly found me the BEST tenants I could have asked for. She then kept in contact with me for two years and even advised me on how to handle dropping rent prices during the peak of COVID. With her guidance, I was able to come to a favorable agreement with my tenants who rented my condo for two years before I made the decision to sell.
The selling process was seamless despite the fact that I was unable to travel back to Toronto during that time. Allie truly acted in my best interest. I didn't have to worry that I was in the USA because I trusted her fully. She knew the market and did her research to help me craft a sales strategy. Within a week, the condo sold ~50k over the asking price.
I would highly recommend working with Allie and her team to everyone and anyone."
Cathy Shim, Michigan (Seller) Sat, 14 May 2022 09:45:30 +1000
Kellye MacMillanrecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Kellye’s service was outstanding. She made sure we had all the information we needed. She didn’t just answer our questions, she provided us with helpful details that we didn’t even realize we needed. Must add that all her recommendations and tips were very much appreciated."
Obi O, Hamilton (Buyer) Fri, 06 May 2022 07:22:45 +1000
"Varun was a joy to work with. He answered all my questions and kept all my wants in mind when searching for my first property. He was patient, explained every part of the process to me, and was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Varun to prospective buyers. Thank you, Varun, for all of your help."
Fana (Buyer) Wed, 13 Apr 2022 00:48:54 +1000
"As a vending agent, Lisa excelled at listening to the client, which was not always the easiest thing, as I was inconsistent and indecisive at and on key points. She was remarkably patient with my dithering and was quick to recognize when an idea (hiring a moving planner for instance) wasn't going to fly. She also displayed remarkable diplomatic skills in dealing with what were, at least early in the process, highly fraught relations within my immediate family regarding the sale of the house. Her management of my dilatory packing practices was also a testament to patience and tact.
The staging of the house was managed brilliantly and i was impressed by Lisa's willingness to accede to the stager's vision when it did not align with hers. Her suggested listing price proved to be exactly right in its attraction of likely buyers and its triggering of offers far in excess of list. In the event, one bid was substantially higher than the others, so there was little opportunity for Lisa to display her skills as a negotiator. I have no doubt, though, that those skill are there and wold have been employed to great advantage had there been need.
I have to say that the experience of packing up and moving is not one I plan ever to repeat but, should malign fate require a reiteration, my first call would be to Lisa."
Kim Michasiw, West Toronto (Seller) Wed, 30 Mar 2022 03:33:31 +1000
"Halina Bucchino was recommended to us by a friend who had also used her to purchase their first home in Toronto. They believed we would be a good fit and they were right! She was the first broker we tried and we never looked back. Halina makes one of the most daunting decisions of your life so easy and smooth! She is extremely patient, caring, responsive, fun, hardworking, proactive, and never pressured us into anything we weren't ready for. She never gives up on you, no matter how long the process, and sticks by you like a friend who is always willing to help you out. We could not have asked for a better person to go through this journey with and will certainly recommend her to everyone and anyone. Thank you Halina for all that you do!"
Victoria & Ren (Buyer) Thu, 17 Mar 2022 09:59:13 +1000
"Kristin's service, knowledge and integrity were exceptional for both the sale and purchase of our houses. She is a pleasure to deal with, always approachable and quick to respond, honest and smart."
Sherry Mikelic, Scarborough (Seller) Wed, 02 Mar 2022 12:53:57 +1000
"Matt was very willing to see many homes with us and allowed us to explore the options we had in a difficult market. He was understanding of our situation and was willing to go the extra mile to get us the home we wanted while being very realistic and honest with us. We're very happy with where we ended up.
From start to finish, Matt was easy to get along with. He very quickly felt familiar to us and we got along well. He was always quick to answer an email or a text, and always followed through."
Jessica Teixeira (Buyer) Mon, 14 Feb 2022 10:47:19 +1000
"Really liked working with Halina. She is knowledgeable, responsive, understands the market she is working in and i really trusted her to act in my best interests and advise me professionally. I would use Halina again."
Emer McGuckin (Buyer) Sat, 22 Jan 2022 07:15:54 +1000
"Halina was great to work with! We had a toddler abd I was also pregnant with baby #2 so efficiency was our top concern. Halina made the process seamless for us."
Vaishaali & Toronto (Seller) Fri, 14 Jan 2022 11:36:13 +1000
"Kristin Shensel is a godsend. Knowledgeable, professional and does whatever is best for you and your interest.
This was my first experience selling a home and though the process felt intimidating and overwhelming, Kristin and the team at BREL made it seamless. The communication was stellar before during and after the sale of the home. I always felt understood and what initially was a stressful experience for me became one that made me want to sell another home just to have Kristin there.
Overall amazing experience and I can’t say thank you enough for all the help."
Jen, Toronto (Seller) Thu, 25 Nov 2021 21:55:22 +1000
"Allie gave trusted, steady, measured and calm advice during an incredibly stressful time. Her advice was bang on and just what I needed negotiating a sale after buying first.
The use of the Brel Hotel was such a relief during the showings. The care and concern shown by the team was great! The stager and support staff were also great to work with. Communications were precise and timely and respectful. I got exactly what I was hoping to get for my condo and the closing went smoothly. I'm glad I went with Brel and Allie!"
Karen F. Toronto, Fort York (Seller) Thu, 05 Aug 2021 05:49:50 +1000
"Jenny Maycock helped us find our previous home - a beautiful rental condo in downtown Toronto where we lived for 3 years. So when we were wanting to move out of Toronto to the suburbs and into our own home, we could think of no better person to help us than Jenny. As Jenny's main working area is Toronto, she brought in her BREL colleague Kellye MacMillian who works for the Hamilton region for home viewings. As a team, Jenny and Kellye did not disappoint us and helped us out with the first time home buyer's process. Their knowledge and expertise of the area, housing market, and competition were invaluable. We were able to rest easy knowing they were always working in our best interest and walking us through all of the difficult steps along the way, making our eventual purchase a success. We are so grateful for all the work they did for us and would highly recommend Jenny and Kellye for your next home purchase or sale. We couldn't be happier in our new home!"
Michelle Hyatt & Mike Szczesny, Waterdown Ontario (Buyer) Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:25:55 +1000
"The BREL team absolutely rocks! We love Brendan and Melanie who we’ve had the pleasure of working with since the early days. They are trustworthy and savvy negotiators who put their clients front-and-centre. Brendan and Mel are truly one of a kind professionals. It’s been a pleasure to watch them grow their business so successfully and set an incredibly high standard for the real estate community in Toronto and beyond. We continue to recommend the BREL team to family and friends. Nothing but respect for BREL!"
Julie Dawn Smith and Robert Kerr (Seller) Sat, 10 Jul 2021 01:42:20 +1000
"Kristin Shensel is the realtor who helped me with the purchase of my home and I am extremely grateful for her help. I really couldn't recommend Kristin enough.
My home purchase had a very tight window of time to close, and because I was a first time homebuyer, I knew very little about the whole process. I must of pestered Kristin with over one hundred phone calls between the first walkthrough of the property and when the deal closed, but she was always very understanding and knowledgable, able to answer every question I threw at her.
She really went above and beyond my expectations for what a realtor can do for you, and it's absolutely no exaggeration to say that if I had a weaker realtor this deal would not of happened!
I will be recommending her to any family and friends looking to buy."
Alexander Papp, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 09 Jul 2021 07:24:42 +1000
"We had a very challenging home sale during the third wave of COVID, the most intense lockdown, and Kristin supported us every step of the way. She went above and beyond to help us navigate selling in such extraordinary circumstances. We knew we could trust her and that she had our best interests at heart every step of the way. We are very thankful for all of her hard work and dedication during a very intense time. We are thrilled with our new home and can’t thank her enough for helping our family get to this point."
Danielle, Port Credit (Buyer) Wed, 30 Jun 2021 20:50:10 +1000
"Halina made the (normally) stressful experience of buying and selling a home much more manageable. Halina went above and beyond to make sure I was well taken care of, even when things with contractors went sideways. Halina was so prompt and always on top of things so when it came to crunch time with putting an offer in, she got it done in time for my partner and I to find our dream home."
Deanna C, Toronto (Buyer) Wed, 23 Jun 2021 04:40:40 +1000
"Having dealt with Kristin when we bought our condo 6 years ago we knew she was the right agent for us. When we made the decision to sell our beloved condo this year there was no doubt that it was Kristin we would call!
Kristin’s motto should be “don’t worry about that, we can take care of that for you”.
Everyone we dealt with was very professional and very helpful."
Ann & Patrick (Seller) Fri, 04 Jun 2021 00:12:16 +1000
"We highly recommend Jenny Maycock for her professionalism, expertise, excellent service, great communication skills and quick timely responses."
Adrienne, Toronto (Buyer) Sat, 15 May 2021 12:25:06 +1000
"Working with Jenny Maycock has been an overall fantastic experience. As a first time home buyer - I was completely new to the home purchasing process and had very little knowledge about the Toronto real estate market. Jenny proved that she is extremely knowledgeable about the areas where I was looking to buy, and was able to provide up to date insights on the trends being seen in the market.
Jenny worked hard with me for many months to find a home, and was patient all the way through. She was very mindful of my budget, and provided excellent advice before and during the offer process.
Overall - I highly recommend Jenny Maycock if you are looking to purchase a home."
Dan Y (Buyer) Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:02:44 +1000
"Jenny listened to all my needs and provided answers for every question I had. She was friendly and helpful, making the whole experience run very smoothly! Her attention to detail is one of the many reasons I would recommend her to anyone looking for a new home."
Neha Melwani, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 02 Apr 2021 02:39:29 +1000
"Two words, absolutely fantastic!
My wife and I really enjoyed working with Jenny and would highly recommend her. Right from when we first met she was knowledgeable on the market and immediately provided us with truthful and honest feedback/information. She listened to our feedback when we first met and that was really important to us. She was always available to answer questions and provide information. Her communication was prompt and always helpful. During a difficult time surrounding COVID she always took the time to be available through multiple platforms. Selling during COVID was difficult but she did everything she could to guide us through a tricky process and looked after our best interests. Even after the sale closed she followed up with us which we really appreciated and was really important to us. She was super friendly and approachable and made the experience a pleasure to work with her. If you choose to work with her you’ll be in good hands."
Trevor G., Toronto (Seller) Thu, 24 Dec 2020 06:43:46 +1000
"I was relocating to another province and was looking to sell my condo quickly. I called Lisa Bednarski because I had used her before and know she gets the job done. During the uncertainty of the market due to COVID, she had a very good pulse check on the daily changes that were going on with restrictions, government protocols and trends in the real estate market. Why I chose Lisa is because she has a 6th sense of the Toronto market and tells it how it is - no sugar coating. She priced my condo optimally that generated the right balance traffic and bookings, but most importantly, attracted serious and highly qualified buyers. Within 2 weeks my condo was sold. I'm a very satisfied repeat customer of Lisa's. If you want a realtor who has a savvy understanding of the market, understands the pulse of demand, provides informative daily updates, and is super responsive to your questions -- and of course, sell your property effectively and efficiently -- Lisa is the agent for you!"
Louis, Toronto (Seller) Wed, 16 Dec 2020 04:23:06 +1000
"The process of buying my first home went extremely smoothly thanks to the BREL team and Kristin. She walked me though every step, bringing her and her team's expertise to make sure I found the perfect home for me. She was always responsive to email, text, calls, extremely knowledgeable about the home buying process, and up to date with the housing market prices and trends.
Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."
Andrew - Yonge & Sheppard (Buyer) Fri, 04 Dec 2020 08:03:32 +1000
"Simply put, Halina Bucchino and BREL were the best brokerage team I could've asked for in the sale of my condo. BREL's effective sales strategy paired with Halina's knowledge of the market and excellent insight resulted in a quick and satisfying sale. What I really appreciated was how accessible and flexible Halina was, working around my limited availability while still keeping me informed and updated every step of the way. Every member of the BREL Team who worked on my sale did an outstanding job to stage and market my property and attract potential buyers.
I cannot recommend Halina and the BREL Team enough for the sale of your home."
Mackenzie Thomas, Toronto (Seller) Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:38:28 +1000
"Matt listened to what we were looking for and helped us find it quickly and within our budget. We were shopping for a rental property and Matt kept that in mind the whole time. He also helped us rent out the property we purchased very quickly and for more than we originally thought we could."
Melanie Dias, Toronto (Buyer) Wed, 25 Nov 2020 07:26:31 +1000
"We went on a fast-paced house hunting journey with Allie (our preferred pace), who filled our heads with all sorts of great tips to equip us as future homeowners; many things we didn't even know we needed to know! We finally settled on a home and negotiated a price that was under our original budget from day #1 (it's easy to let these things slip). While the final stretch had some unexpected bumps and turns, Allie was calm, cool, and collected through the whole thing. We would certainly work with her again."
Chris and Brittany, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:34:05 +1000
"Halina and the Brel Team were extremely wonderful to work with. Everything from their Covid protocols to their beautiful write up describing our home was well done and professional. Halina was very patient with us, relaxed, super informative and the most important, she listened and addressed our concerns/questions the entire time.
We would/have recommended her to close family and friends looking to buy or sell their homes."
Kaz and Lauren Toronto (Seller) Wed, 04 Nov 2020 12:46:30 +1000
"From start to finish, Allie made the process of selling my condo an easy and stress free experience. She was always accessible and helped to create a fantastic marketing package, which was a major factor in our quick sale. She is extremely processional, easily approachable and always has her clients best interest at heart. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Allie again!"
S. Moore, Toronto (Seller) Mon, 02 Nov 2020 11:54:50 +1000
"Halina and Stephen were so great throughout the whole selling process. Both were able to help tackle so many last minute requirements that it alleviated the stress on our end.
Kiel and his team did an amazing job staging the house, it was like a model home!
I appreciated working with Halina and our transparency of what we wanted and what could be achieved helped made the selling process as efficient as possible. Definitely will work with Halina and recommend her and the BREL team for future opportunities again."
Andy, GTA (Seller) Sat, 10 Oct 2020 06:44:01 +1000
"Jenny Maycock was just awesome to deal with. Always very prompt to answer any of our queries, excellent communication right through the process, managed our renters really well through the process and painstaking explained the entire process and the paperwork prior to listing.
Jenny is truly an asset to your organization and we wish her all the very very best as she definitely has a very bright future ahead.
An absolutely seamless process from start to finish and my best experience from all my property transactions in the past.
It was just a pleasure dealing with Jenny Maycock from start to finish!!!"
Nicole & Yohan Maple Ontario (Seller) Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:44:35 +1000
"We really enjoyed our first meeting with Lisa. She wasn't pushy at all and wanted to make sure we were comfortable with the relationship before we moved ahead. We had spoken to other brokers and felt the best fit, level of expertise and comfort with her.
As first time home buyers, we had LOTS of questions as the process can be quite complicated and frustrating in Toronto. Lisa was patient with us and was always available to chat and answer any questions we had or listen to our concerns. She was also real with us and told us what made sense and didn't make sense. At the end of the day, the choice is always yours as to how you want to move forward and it's good to always have a different set of eyes/opinion to help you when making the biggest purchase of your life.
We really enjoyed working with her and love our new home!"
Paulina and Stan, Toronto (Buyer) Tue, 01 Sep 2020 02:02:05 +1000
"Halina takes you under her wing and makes you instantly feel like a friend. She was very responsive to any questions or concerns I had at any time of the day. She is the clear definition of professional. I had full trust in her vision for selling my property. She did not disappoint."
Samantha P., Toronto (Seller) Sat, 15 Aug 2020 03:09:48 +1000
"Lisa was honest and incredibly efficient. Her response time on email/text was incredible. She went above and beyond for us so many times -- even going to wait in line at the permit office to get info on a house we were going to bid on, just to make sure all was in order with the renovations on the property. Even after we moved in, she has been helpful with us, getting quotes on a repair that needed to be made, helping us find a cleaner for the property we were moving out of, etc."
Beth & Bill, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:29:23 +1000
"We immediately liked Lisa. She is dedicated, knowledgeable, and quickly understood our timeline was dictated by two toddlers. Little did we know we would be selling at the very beginning of the pandemic (list date March 16). The prior week was stressful and difficult, and Lisa led us and the BREL team with sensitivity, quick decisions, and confidence in what quickly became unknown territory. We were ecstatic to receive two offers over asking 24 hours after listing. During the pandemic, BREL has stood out as an industry leader for analyzing the market and being a sound, educated voice with regards to real estate during Covid. We could not be happier and only wish we could have stayed in Toronto and has Lisa help us purchase our new home! We are forever grateful for how Lisa helped us through an extremely significant financial and emotional milestone moment in our lives. Lisa understands that it isn’t just a numbers game - we have feelings too. Thank you Lisa and the entire BREL team!"
Laura Mulder, Toronto (Seller) Wed, 08 Jul 2020 03:09:18 +1000
"Selling your home is always stressful
Selling your home at the beginning of a pandemic? Crazy.
Halina made the whole process seamless. She was there for me every step of the way.
She was patient with me and managed my stress levels, was calm, professional, helpful, responsive, kind, and had an amazing marketing plan. My house sold the day it hit the market.
I met with other brokers before Halina. No one else gave me the comfort that I had with her. Everyone else was just get in, put up the sign, sell it and move on to the next one. There was nothing cookie cutter about Halina. She took the time to understand my needs and accommodate my unique situation.
Thank you Halina and thank you BREL team!"
Randi Jakobsen, Toronto (Seller) Sat, 20 Jun 2020 01:43:11 +1000
"Jenny helped me to navigate a complex, challenging, and daunting experience with ease. With Jenny’s expert guidance, the experience ended up being not only a thrilling success, but a fun and exciting learning experience."
Mike H, Toronto (Buyer) Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:03:59 +1000
"I was fortunate to have Jenny Maycock as my realtor for my first condo purchase in Toronto. The market was incredibly competitive and Jenny helped me navigate it. Throughout the process of the search, offer and closing, Jenny was active and prompt, answering all my questions quickly and providing advice when needed. Even through several curveballs she advocated for my interests and scored me a great place."
Dylan, Toronto (Buyer) Tue, 02 Jun 2020 01:58:20 +1000
"Lisa's efficient, hard working, thoughtful and extremely personable; a lovely person!"
Brenda; The Junction, Toronto. (Seller) Sat, 16 May 2020 06:24:03 +1000
"We closed in February and even though this was the first time that we have sold, I would never have picked such an amazing team to work them...The list of what they are is a long one, but let me list a few...Knowledgeable, patient, creative, flexible, professional but at the same time down-to-earth, empathetic, funny, fun to work with and the list goes on!!! BREL thank you for making our first time experience manageable, thank you for being with us every step of the way, your team is awesome, especially you Brendan! I would definitely recommend your services to anyone that needs to sell their property or buy one, you will not regret it, actually when all is done, you consider them more than your real estate agent but a friend instead!"
Sheila Jarrin (Seller) Sat, 07 Mar 2020 07:42:48 +1000
"We had such a great experience working with Allie Rempel! As first-time homebuyers in the crazy real estate market that is Toronto, she answered all of our questions and made us feel a lot more comfortable about the entire process. She knew exactly what we liked and didn't like right from the start, and wasn't shy to tell us when a house wasn't the right one for us (which we really appreciated!). She also taught us a lot about what to look for, and everything to expect with homeownership in Toronto. She was available for us on evenings and weekends, and through all the tough decisions and late-night phone calls where she often played the role of realtor, therapist and life coach! If it wasn't for Allie, there's no way we would have found *the one.*"
Kristen & Matt, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:12:56 +1000
"Lisa was such a pleasure to work with. She was extremely accessible, honest, professional, knowledgeable and kind. We are so happy in our new home and are so, so grateful for all her help!
Regarding our sale:
The BREL team went above and beyond when it came to staging and prepping our home for sale. We were amazed by their marketing and sales strategies and they are the first name we recommend to anyone buying or selling their home. Having children, we were nervous about listing and moving, but with the Brel’s help, the process was painless and actually turned into a wonderful experience."
Anna Colebatch, Toronto (Buyer) Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:01:06 +1000
"I moved to Toronto from Montreal to start a new study program and a new job. Allie was great to work with long-distance. Because I had commitments in Montreal, I could not be in Toronto to visit all the properties that I wanted to see so I had to rely on her impressions, descriptions, and videos. Allie is knowledgeable, personable, and very kind. I appreciated the fact that Allie did not push or pressure but instead was mindful of my preferences and needs. I love my new place! If I had a do-over of the entire home-buying experience, I would still go with Allie."
Ina, Toronto (Buyer) Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:02:34 +1000
"Having previously worked with Brendan we knew we were in good hands
Brendan inspires confidence in an otherwise stressful situation.
Not only would I use the BREL team again for any Toronto based purchases or sales but I will and have recommended them to my friends and family. They are the best in the city."
Jason, Toronto (Buyer) Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:45:30 +1000
"As first time home buyers in Toronto, the real estate market was foreign to us and so we wanted to make sure we found someone who understood our needs, priorities, timelines, budget and overall was dedicated to helping us find our dream home.
Jenny Maycock was incredibly friendly and professional from the moment we met with her. She showed us 2 units the day we met and fell in love with the second unit almost instantly. As our purchase moved quickly (viewing the unit the day before offer night), she accommodated to our short timeline and surpassed all expectations that we had of what our Broker would be able to do for us. Jenny put us in contact with all the professionals we'd need to close the deal as soon as possible, making our home purchase as efficient and simple as possible.
On behalf of all of us involved in the purchase, I can say that we all agree that Jenny exceeded our expectations of what a Broker could do for us. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable and professional, she also allowed us to feel all the more excited about our new purchase as she made the typical home purchasing process stress-free and organized. We are very grateful to have come across Jenny in our home search and hope that she will be willing to work with us if we are to ever need BREL's services again!
We would 100% recommend Jenny Maycock and the BREL Team to anyone who is looking for a new home. They delivered the best service imaginable and were an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you for everything! Stay Golden!"
Gabriele Mickevicius (Buyer) Fri, 11 Oct 2019 04:56:32 +1000
"Lisa's assistance in our search for a first home was invaluable. She was able to quickly understand our needs and yet remain flexible enough to consider alternatives as we learned about the process and broadened our search parameters."
Arlen Keen (Buyer) Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:15:43 +1000
"see my comments previous page
Matt is very diligent in his work, he treat the property as his own, his concern is always there, he is so helful from start to end. He is so knowledgable specially for a non-immigrant like us with property in Toronto, he took care of us and i trust him so much. I don't worry so much even if I am not physically present in the location, all communications are through email, phone call but this is not a problem to us since he constantly updates me on the development and explain to me all the process in detail. I felt so confident and i trust him right at the beginning of the transactions. He guide me on what needs to be done specially on the tax requirements in Canada and he referred me to the right person who has knowledge and expertise on the tax requirements for selling a house of a non-immigrant like us. The sale went smoothly and no problem at all. He personally help fix and prepare the house without expecting in return. He know who to call to prepare the house for the open house and ensure we are on the target date as we planned. This is so important to me cause I don't want to waste time. He is on top of everything and we have a good team work. I am so happy I choose Brel and they assign an agent like Matt Shapiro to us. This is my first time with BREL and at first I was hesitant because I just search them on internet and no one refer BREL to me. I am negotiating with other agent at that time but I choose BREL based on review and the way they communicate with me, I feel I can trust Matt Shapiro and I was not disappointed. We end up being friends.
I would like to extend my regards to te BREL team specially to Matt Shapiro, sorry for my late review. Matt knows how busy I am, I just visited the property once during the preparation and I just rely everything to Matt and he took care of all the fixing necessary to ensure we are on time planned, he was able to deliver on time,sell the property in a short period of time, closing is so smooth no problem and we work together as a team even I am so far, he constantly providing updates and what to do, call contractors to fix things and I trust him so much, he is so concern with my budget and took care of the house while we are away. Thank you so much for your hardwork, BREL found a dedicated agent like Matt, he is exceptional, very kind and helpful and best of all understanding and can be trusted. For sure I will recommend BREL and request for the service of Matt of course if that's possible."
Toronto homeowner from California USA (Seller) Sun, 15 Sep 2019 10:02:38 +1000
"Allie was a pleasure to work with during both our purchase and sale activities. Informative and thoughtful, she made what could be a stressful experience comfortable and fun. She didn’t flinch with unexpected tight deadlines, ensuring we had everything we needed each step of the way. Thanks so much Allie!"
L & P, Toronto (Buyer) Mon, 12 Aug 2019 02:07:52 +1000
"Halina made herself available whenever we needed her, sometimes at the expense of personal birthday parties or family get togethers. From that point we knew she was committed to making the experience of selling and buying as easy as possible. She was courteous, respectful and playful with our 2 year old son. I can’t ask for much more."
Dilprit Shergill Toronto (Seller) Sat, 10 Aug 2019 07:14:29 +1000
"I'm happy to have received end-to-end services that was frictionless and made the whole experience much easier.
I was very pleased with the staging of my property to show off the beauty and potential of the space.
This was my first experience selling a property. I felt very comfortable and at ease working with Lisa, she is highly knowledgeable and an agile problem solver when expected surprises occur."
Donna Dupont (Seller) Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:15:32 +1000
"Allie helped us find our dream home and I'm thankful to have worked with her. She made the process of finding our first home an enjoyable experience both my wife and I.
Allie never pressured or rushed us into making an offer that we weren't certain about. And when we found homes that we were interested in, Allie was quick to provide detailed information about these listings along with her own professional feedback.
I am grateful to have had Allie represent us as our agent and I highly recommend Allie for anyone looking for their next home in the GTA!
Wangdu, Pickering (Buyer) Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:59:36 +1000
"Allie helped us buy our new home! As a first time home buyer, Allie made the process very enjoyable for us and never pressured us to put an offer for a place that we weren’t in love with. She helped us find our dream home and we are so thankful to Allie as she really took the time to listen to what we wanted and found exactly the home that we imagined living in. And when it came down to negotiations, Allie really fought for us. We wouldn’t be in our new home that we love if it weren’t for Allie going out of her way to find this place, which included sending us photos and videos before us deciding to visit.
We are very happy with our overall experience with Allie and the BREL team. For us as a couple purchasing a house in our late third trimester pregnancy and with a newborn, we are surprised at how smooth our home search was with Allie. She was always professional, thoughtful, and accessible. Allie was especially helpful in guiding the next steps for us a first-time home buyer and her team was resourceful in referring us to contacts that were very equally helpful. We got our home inspector, lawyer, all with the help of Allie which made the whole process least stressful.
It was a pleasure to work with Allie and we are so happy to highly recommend Allie for your next home search!"
Tenzin & Wangdu (Buyer) Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:40:45 +1000
"-Jenny was supper efficient and knowlageable.
-I always felt comfortable reaching out to her to ask rookie questions.
-Jenny was supper fast at getting back to me
-Jenny was always available to view different locations across the city."
Melanie and Everton 735 Don Mills Rd, North York M3C 1T1 (Buyer) Tue, 21 May 2019 03:35:42 +1000
"Lisa was really knowledgeable and reassuring, and she was super responsive and ready to answer any questions right away. We felt like we were in good hands."
Sam, Toronto (Buyer) Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:53:20 +1000
"Kristin was great to work with on the sale of my home. She was very clear about expectations, communicated often and clearly, and always let me know that the success of my sale was first in her mind. In addition to her skills as a realtor, she was just a great person to work with. Stopping by with wine or packing supplies, treating me to lunch, and even bringing surprises for my dog; she does everything with a great client experience in mind."
Nikki, Toronto (Seller) Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:12:59 +1000
"Allie Rempel went above and beyond my expectations and was everything I could have asked for. She new what to do and the best way to do it every step of the way."
Lisa, Brampton, ON (Buyer) Sat, 08 Dec 2018 05:32:06 +1000
"Brendan Powell and the Amazing Team from Brel were the best when it came to selling my condo! From the excellent suggestions to tidy for market to the selling approach, I couldn't have been happier.
Offer night went smoothly with great support from Mel and Brendan in reading through the offers and explanation of the fine print. The Brel team is very supportive and I would strongly recommend to anyone looking for excellent service.
Thanks to Brendan and Lisa, we also looked at properties on the Market while mine was up for sale and found the perfect place to put an offer on the same night as my condo was sold. A busy and exhausting night but a great success.A shout out to Mel who went through all the details for accepting an offer and submitting an offer on the same night."
Gail Dobbs (Buyer) Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:00:49 +1000
"Lisa Bednarski was always available. Her response time was almost immediate! Even though our house required lot of work and updating, she always remained respectful and positive. It was a pleasure working with her."
K. Simon, Toronto (Seller) Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:07:17 +1000
"Working with Allie from Brel made my first time home buying process easy and stress free. She was patient, always available, easy to communicate with and provided all kinds of support and resources required for the home buying process."
Anna Dlugosz, Etobicoke. (Buyer) Tue, 11 Sep 2018 04:06:24 +1000
"Working with Kristin was absolutely incredible. We had never bought or sold a property before, and had no idea what we were doing - Kristin was incredibly patient and very knowledgeable, and walked us through every step of the process (with a sense of humour to boot!). The fact that everything to do with our sale and purchase could be done online and on our schedule was a HUGE bonus.
Kristen made the most stressful time in our lives to date manageable, and we are eternally grateful for that! We would work with her and the BREL team again in a heartbeat."
Hayley Fuller, Toronto (Seller) Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:55:13 +1000
"We Had an amazing experience buying a new house and selling our current home with matt Shapiro. Matt always made himself accessible and we really trusted his guidance and expertise throughout the whole process. Sale plan was executed efficiently and we were really impressed with the staging offered by the Brel team. We would definately use them again and will reccomend them to all our family and friends."
Sarra sanchiz, toronto (Seller) Tue, 03 Jul 2018 04:23:22 +1000
"Halina was extremly helpfull and she understood my needs right away. While visiting potential properties, I always felt Halina was interested in making sure that I am satisfied with the property rather than pushing me into buying something. That was very important to me. Halina was always on time, upbeat, always went the extra mile. She truly made the conplicated process of looking for and buying a property a very good experience."
Mona Bratan, Toronto (Buyer) Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:17:24 +1000
"We had the pleasure of working with Brendan when we sold our condo early this year. Being first time sellers we were very nervous about the whole thing but Brendan was there with us all the way. He was very responsive, very patient explaining things to us, and mostly the calm to our borderline neurotic nerves. More than that though, it was his integrity that was so important to us. We wanted someone who would tell us the ugly truth if we needed to hear it, no BS, and we appreciated his honesty always. When we were looking for a realtor we wanted someone who genuinely cared about us and not just the commission. And seriously, BREL is it. They go above and beyond! We actually met Mel first - she came straight from the airport - jet-lagged and everything - to meet. She is the best. That’s the kind of service you can expect. You want these guys on your team! From Brendan and Mel to Kiel and Jim - everyone is just amazing to work with."
Jojo & Yvette, Oakville (Seller) Thu, 31 May 2018 22:54:02 +1000
"Kristin Shensel listened to me more than other brokers and did not use high pressure tactics. She was knowledgable and polite and I would use her again and recommend her."
J. Smith, toronto (Buyer) Wed, 23 May 2018 07:53:18 +1000
"As a first time home buyer there was so much that I did not know about looking for, buying and eventually owning a home and Lisa guided me through every step of the process. When I first started looking I didn't know where I wanted to live or if I wanted a condo, a house, a town home. Lisa was incredibly patient, she never tired of my questions and made looking for a home fun! Lisa was both enthusiastic and committed to helping me find the perfect place for me. For all these reasons and more I would recommend Lisa as your agent."
Sonia G., Mississauga (Buyer) Tue, 15 May 2018 02:06:30 +1000
"Anyone interested in selling their property should strongly consider Brendan Powell and The Brel Team. Strong communication with Brendan throughout the property sale was extremely important. He arranged all the details while prepping our home for the market and was equally helpful with information after the sale for our move. It as an overall great experience from beginning to end. Brendan Powell did an excellent job!"
firstname.lastname@example.org (Seller) Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:10:11 +1000
"We worked with Matt in February to sell our home, and we couldn't have been more pleased! We received the right offer the first two days the house went on the market, thanks in large part to Matt and his team incredible work. Matt brought in an excellent photographer to showcase our home online, which brought in serious buyers. His marketing team is outstanding! Matt was wonderful in keeping the transaction moving along and getting to closing in a timely manner. He was always available to answer our questions and really partnered with us to sell our house. We had a great experience and highly recommend Matt!"
Patricia & Jaco Lokker (Seller) Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:22:12 +1000
"Matt Shapiro is always willing to help by providing excellent service throughout the purchase process. I always felt that Matt had the time to meet my needs, concerns and lessen the stresses that are associated with finding and purchasing property.
Matt is a friendly, caring, compassionate and attentive individual with whom I would truly recommend to my family, friends and colleagues.
Thank you so much Matt!"
Marie Neale Toronto (Buyer) Wed, 14 Mar 2018 03:53:55 +1000
"Local knowledge, valuation knowledge, digital marketing , staging were all excellent."
Blair Davidson , Toronto (Seller) Sat, 27 Jan 2018 09:58:20 +1000
"Brendan Powel and the BREL team were amazing in both helping me sell my previous home and buy my new home. As someone new to the area I was looking in, I was really looking for an agent who was familiar with the area and would help provide sincere guidance for what to look for.
They made this experience very easy and stress-free with their quick responses (text or email), to-do lists for the new purchase and the survival package filled with helpful gifts. I would definitely recommend Brendan and the BREL team to anyone looking to sell or buy a property in the the Toronto area."