As a first time home buyer, I thought the task of hunting for the right house would be a nightmarish experience. I am happy to report that it was not. That was due to a large degree to the professionalism of my real estate agent, Rick Johnston. I felt that rick truly was interested in my finding the right house, not merely just in selling me one. He was honest and forthright about his opinions concerning the properties that we looked at.
In general, I found him to be a truly pleasant person and actually enjoyed the time we spent looking for a home. He proved also to be a fountain of information about banks and lawyers. I am sure that his knowledge saved us needless angst - especially when dealing with the swamp of paperwork and issues that emerge with a home purchase.
I have no hesitation in recommending Rick. He is extremely competent and professional. Should I chose to sell or buy a new home, he will be the first real estate agent I contact to handle the transaction.
My wife and I were a little nervous about getting into the housing market. Rick worked hard to find a great place for our family near schools and recreational facilities in our preferred neighborhood. His calm, good natured, and professional approach was just what we needed.
Rick has sold and purchased 9 homes for me over the past 15 years. His professionalism and focus on my business has made me return to Rick each time I have a real estate need. Rick Johnston will represent me for my next real estate sale and purchase.
We hired Rick to help us find the perfect home. He quickly understood exactly what we were looking for and found us our dream home!! It was a pleasure dealing with him. He is very professional and is an expert in the Etobicoke area. We would definitely work with Rick again if ever in the market for another home.
After having moved several times throughout the U.S. and Canada a friend gave me invaluable advice with regard to selling our first home: find an agent who will represent you and work with your interests fully in mind, but more importantly, choose one whom you believe you will be able to work with through the entire process since you will be in regular contact with that agent, sometimes for weeks, sometimes for days.
We invited six agents from various firms into our home, listened to their proposals and their approach. To say it was clear immediately that Rick Johnston was the most professional, compassionate and insightful agent among the six does not begin to express what Mr. Johnston does for you and how he does it. He understands the market, the neighborhood, and the true value of your home. In our case, he estimated the value of our home higher than any of the other agents, and he was correct. He offered helpful tips as to how to further enhance the appearance of our home, and after one open house, the deal was closed on the 11th day.
Rick Johnston's research and knowledge as well as his calming and professional attitude are solid, reliable and invaluable during what can be a stressful time, but with him working for you, there was no stress. His abilities came into play again recently when he and I worked together to sell my parents home. That home sold on the 2nd day. There is no other agent I would consider working with.