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I cannot recommend Kathryn enough. We came into house hunting pretty blind- we were first time home buyers plus we were not at all familiar with the city we were buying in! I really wanted and needed a Realtor who would be as knowledgeable as they are reliable and Kathryn totally fit the bill. She was our ally and our champion through the whole process. She kept our minds open to the possibilities out there and listened to all our needs and concerns. Plus as a bonus, she has an awesome network of professionals around her- she was able to recommend a top-notch mortgage broker, home inspector, and lawyer. Kathryn literally helped make our dreams come true and we can't thank her or recommend her more highly!"
- - Sarah R., Vancouver, BC
We had the good fortune of being referred to Kathryn when we began our search for a house. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and we would recommend her to anyone, without hesitation.
Kathryn’s experience and knowledge was apparent right away - pointing out features we never would have noticed, checking for things we never would have checked for - and she was extremely insightful regarding the market as a whole. On top of all that, Kathryn was always available to answer our questions and very flexible with appointments.
Our needs were specific and ambitious but she made them her own and approached our search with care, determination, and honesty. With this guidance (and a little luck) we managed to land the first home we put in an offer on, which checked all of our boxes and then some. All of this during a particularly crazy time in the Toronto real estate market.
While we can’t imagine leaving our new dream home anytime soon, Kathryn will be our first phone call when we eventually decide to move."
- - Liz H. and Andrew I.
"April 21, 2017
It would be tough to overstate how nervous we were to enter the Toronto real estate market, especially since we began our search at a particularly rough time for buyers and with a short timeline. Kathryn single-handedly saved our sanity during a crazy time. From our first interaction with her she was friendly, honest, knowledgeable and committed to helping us find the best place for us. Her expertise helped us consider good options that we might not have thought of, but not once was she the slightest bit pushy. She worked at a feverish pace for us, really listened and was just really a great person to spend so much time with. When the right opportunity came along, she was strategic and tireless. Thanks to her, we ended up with exactly what we had been wanting to buy and we got it for a good price - which is a small miracle in this market. We can't thank her enough and we will never even consider working with anyone else."
- - Robin G and Jon C
I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me before, during and after my home buying experience. You were completely understanding of my all specific and unusual needs and your knowledge and experience really made me feel very comfortable with every decision we made. I was mostly pleased that you were so understanding of my fears of buying a new home and you did not pressure me or try to influence me in a certain direction as most sales people do. You simply gave me the facts and told it like it was. I am so happy with my new home and would not have been able to do it without you.
All the best for 2016!!!"
- Corey E.
Kathryn helped us buy our first home and she truly was there for us every step of the way.
We were nervous as first time home buyers when we started, but quickly realized that we were in exceptionally good hands with Kathryn, as she went above and beyond to make sure we were completely comfortable throughout the entire process. We really appreciated how dedicated she was to making sure that we understood every aspect of the home buying process and that we never felt like we were in over our heads. She was always available to answer any questions we had (which were a lot), and checked in with us during and after closing to make sure that everything went smoothly.
We will definitely use Kathryn again in the future when it's time to move on from this home, and we haven't hesitated to recommend her to our family and friends."
- Nicole and Mike S.
"July 16, 2014
In my opinion, Kathryn provides her clients with their best opportunity to get the home they want, in the location they want, and at the price they want. She certainly did that for me. In my case, Kathryn was exceptionally patient, understanding and helpful as I undertook my search. She worked with me to define what would be the best solution for my specific circumstances and in no time, she knew equally as well as I did when we walked into a potential property whether or not it would make our consideration list. Her knowledge and professionalism proved their worth in my successful purchase. The daily enjoyment and comfort that I derive from my current home is thanks to working with Kathryn."
- Lindsay R.
"June 13th, 2014
Buying a home is scary process, buying your first one is downright terrifying. When I decided to buy a condo I figured I would be in for months of viewings, haggling and paperwork. I met Kathryn and immediately felt at ease with the process, she walked me through the details and really listened to what I was looking for. She put together a number of viewings and each one hit the marks I had mentioned, so much so in fact that I found just what I was looking for the first time out! She drew up papers and I had my very first home a month later.
I would highly recommend Kathryn to anyone even considering to buy or sell, she is very good at her craft, making the process easy and is extremely personable."
- Jeff C.
"December 21, 2013
When my husband and I first talked about selling our first home I was terrified, not because we were leaving our first home, but because we now had to find a real estate agent we trusted to help us buy and sell and in our area there was a lot of competition for selling houses. We spent a lot of time looking for referrals, and a friend referred us to Kathryn, we emailed back and forth a bit before meeting and were instantly impressed with her level of professionalism. When we first met at our house she walked around and offered us staging tips to help us get top dollar for our home and even make some last minute rearranging during our virtual tour to ensure everything looked perfect. When it came to setting the price for selling she was very patient with us and really spent the time explaining all of our options with us and how we would stack up to the other townhouses available in our complex. We ended up getting an offer on our home in 6 days for above asking.
Kathryn recommended we ensure we have a firm offer on our house before we put an offer in anywhere else to purchase, as it will give us a firm date for closing and overall what we would walk away with. I had a lot of people tell me that we were crazy to do this, however, having now gone through this I completely understand where Kathryn was coming from and feel very good about the way we approached everything. We were looking to move to suburbia Toronto but were not set on a specific area, Kathryn showed us a lot of options and we were never pressed to make a decision, we ended up falling in love with one house and after weeks of Kathryn using all of her negotiation skills, we had an accepted offer on the house.
This was truly our dream home that Kathryn helped us find and we could not have been happier with her through the entire process. I was shocked on the follow up she did after the accepted offer; making sure everything was fine with the lawyer, getting in touch with us on closing day to ensure everything was fine and following up closer to the end of the day to make sure we had our new keys- We knew through the entire process if we needed anything we could call. Kathryn also made sure that we were informed but not over-informed with the current status of how everything was going.
Finding a real estate agent can be an easy process, finding a real estate professional like Kathryn is not an easy process, I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell she offers top notch customer service and is really there for you. I am so glad Kathryn was referred to us now if we ever decide to move again I can feel comfortable only having to worry about packing, I know Kathryn will be there to help us handle the rest."
- Robbert and Melissa Rijkse
"December 8, 2013
Kathryn was my real estate agent for my first home and she was a pleasure to work with. I had the understandable first time jitters and she was always there to answer questions. She seemed to know what I wanted before I did and was able to tailor the overwhelming number of available homes to a manageable amount.
She also assisted in guiding my purchase through all the way through to the end and is still to this day available to answer any questions I have.
She was the utmost professional and I would recommend her services to anyone, knowing that you would be as happy as I am."
- Patrick M.
As a first time homebuyer the journey into your first home can be very intimidating. Thankfully a friend of mine recommended Kathryn's services and I could not be happier.
Kathryn's patient and caring nature make her a perfect fit for first time buyers. Her ability to help one navigate through this long and at times intimidating process can not be emphasized enough.
She was honest and very easy going from the start which made the entire experience enjoyable. I also felt like she was looking out for my interests and not once did I ever feel pressured or placed into an uncomfortable situation.
I will definitely be using her services for years to come."
- Daniel M.
Kathryn is a consummate real estate professional that knows what it takes to get her clients the best results! She is tenacious when it comes to tracking down the best properties at the best price points that satisfies her clients needs. She is extremely savvy and takes her role seriously when making recommendations and negotiating. It was wonderful to have her on my side when buying my place. I strongly recommend using Kathryn for your next home purchase or sale!"
- Alex G.
I just wanted to take a couple of minutes to let you know how much I appreciated all of your hard work in selling my home and the purchase of a new one.
I was going through a difficult time in my life and needed to sell my home in a short period of time, the market was not the best and you made the process a lot easier. Your experience and dedication to "customer service" was much appreciated. With your help I was able to sell my home the same day it went on the market for more than asking price. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
It is very clear that professionalism, customer satisfaction and efficiency are very important to you and you demonstrated it very well. I am now comfortably living in my new home and love it. I have recommended you to many of my colleagues and I would not hesitate to work with you again in the future.
- K. Stewart
I first met Kathryn Long at one of her open houses. She came across as very personable, knowledgeable, and extremely professional. I did have bad experiences with Real Estate Agents in the past but she put me at ease in a short amount of time! After dealing with her over a period of several weeks I was more and more impressed by her knowledge and abilities. She respected my time by always being punctual and available both in person and by phone. She listened to what I wanted and that made the process a much easier one. Through experience, I know that isn't how it always goes. She got me the house I wanted in a great location at the price point I was looking for. That was all due to her negotiating skills and perseverance.
Thanks again Kathryn! "
- Theresa R.
"February 13th, 2012
I just had the pleasure of working with Kathryn Long as my real estate agent while selling my condo. She has exceeded all of my expectations and it has been a true pleasure working with her! Kathryn took the time to get to know me so that she completely understood what I was looking for. She went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that I had a successful real estate experience. She was there from start to finish and came up with a tonne of creative strategies to help me sell my condo in a challenging market.
Kathryn has exceptional communication strategies and she kept me in the loop every step of the way! This helped me to stay calm because I knew everything that was going on with the sale. She was available anytime I needed to chat with her about anything!
Kathryn is an exceptional person and I can’t imagine selecting anyone else for future sales or purchases. I am excited to begin the process of finding my new home with her there to ensure that I am well informed. I trust Kathryn implicitly and I feel very fortunate to have had a chance to work with her.
You won’t find a better real estate agent than Kathryn Long. I recommend her for anyone who is looking to sell or purchase a property. She is the best out there!"
- - N. Lee
"July 5th, 2012
We chose Kathryn Long as our real estate agent and it turned out to be the best decision we could have made.
From the very beginning of the home searching process she was there to help us with every question we had. She was more than willing to show us every house we wanted to look at. She has a very impressive knowledge of real estate and house construction. We were interested in one particular home and she pointed out an issue with the floor that would have ended up costing us a lot of money to correct. After we looked at every house she gave us her honest opinion and we felt totally secure knowing she knew what she was talking about.
Throughout the entire process it was obvious that Kathryn genuinely cared about us getting the right home. Due to the time of year, there weren't many homes being listed and we were getting a bit frustrated. She continually assured us that we would find the perfect home and she could not have been more right.
When we found the home that we wanted, Kathryn went to battle for us. She used her real estate experience and excellent communication skills to go above and beyond ensuring we got the home we wanted. I am sure that if we had used another agent we would not have gotten this home.
We never felt like a client with Kathryn, we felt like a friend. Even with a smaller budget we got her full attention on every question or concern we had. We had heard stories about how agents only cared about cashing in on their clients, but Kathryn proved that stereotype completely wrong.
Even after moving in she continued to work for us. After we discovered an issue with the dishwasher, she promptly contacted the seller's agent to rectify the situation. She seemed more upset that the dishwasher didn't work than we were.
We cannot recommend her highly enough. In a fast paced real estate area like Toronto and the rest of the GTA, Kathryn is the perfect combination of personal touch and tenacious competitor."
- - Mike R.