With the Toronto real estate market buzzing it would be easy to think your property will sell itself – well that simply isn’t the case. My partner and I have engaged Jim Warren for a number of recent real estate transactions and we couldn’t be happier. Jim’s astute planning, hands-on and candid engagement throughout the process, and savvy negotiating skills ensured we achieved a really optimal selling price and timeline. Importantly, Jim makes the entire process as stress free as possible, laying out required actions in a clear and easy to follow manner. We highly recommend Jim.
As a first time home buyer, I was unsure on how to choose a realtor that kept my best interests at heart. Where do I even begin? Chris came highly recommended from a friend and I could not be happier with his work.
Chris’ approach was very personalized. He took the time to listen to my needs and helped answer all of my questions – from how to navigate the home-buying process to helping me figure out what qualities I really value in a home. As a result, we were able to hit the ground running and focus on listings that were in tune with what I was looking for. When the time came to put in an offer, Chris negotiated a great deal over several other offers and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase!
Chris helped me go from a home newbie to the proud owner of my dream home. I am confident he can help you find your dream home too.
With close to 50,000 real estate agents in the GTA only the cream rises to the top.
James Warren is right up there. His sense of professionalism, utmost dedication, attention to all details, honesty and integrity makes him one of the best.
This was my first experience working with James and I have already recommended him to others.
When the time came to sell our home we knew that it would be a challenge. We had designed and built our home for our lifestyle and we knew it may not suit every buyer. Chris provided guidance on the stager, photographer & videographer, as well as regular updates on the shifting market as a whole and for our very specific neighbourhood. He was onsite for open houses, as well as private showings, to make sure that the special features and technology we put into the house were not missed by prospective buyers.
Having a higher end property also meant that there was a smaller pool of prospective buyers for our property, so Chris’ negotiation skills were a real asset in getting the best possible price for our home and coordinating our closing dates. One of his many key strengths was how he kept his cool during very stressful periods and brought a sense of calm throughout the process.
Chris answered the phone every time we called, answered all of our questions, kept us constantly updated, and made us feel like he was there with us every step of the way – not just as our agent, but as someone who genuinely cared about getting the best possible outcome for us.
We do not hesitate to mention Chris whenever anyone discusses real estate and recommend him to everyone.
Jeff and Tammy
Finding the right agent is like finding the right house, you know it went you first meet. Jim had me laughing uncontrollably when we first met so I knew that daunting ordeal of selling and buying a new home would be infused with some good laughs too. Jim was the perfect fit for helping me through the real estate process.
If you are buying/selling in the Rosedale and surrounding area Jim Warren is the ONLY person to use.
If you are tempted to list with another agent because you don’t know Jim, I highly recommend meeting him before you make your decision. I had previously listed my house unsuccessfully twice, and with Jim’s intimate knowledge of Rosedale, targeting marketing and guidance on staging, we were able to attract two offers and we sold for full listing price. All of which happened on the first day my house went on the market. I wasn’t actually mentally prepared for it to sell so fast but once again Jim’s wit turned stress into laughter.
He is honest and extremely professional in his approach. He is not afraid to speak his mind when it comes to your best interests. I hope this will be my last move as I found the perfect new home, however if I have to sell again, I have comfort in knowing that Jim is just a phone call away.
Last year, my wife and I were moving from Halifax to Toronto, a big move that had some pretty tight deadlines.
My wife, Chloe, flew to Toronto the day after our house sold to see as many condos as possible in 1 day. Chris was very accommodating in driving Chloe around seeing places and giving his insight on a city that we knew very little about.
Over the course of the 2 days he was able to help us make an offer and eventually purchase our condo. Something we could never had done without his help and guidance.
3 months later we moved into our condo and he was there again to help us finalize the sale. His knowledge of the city and his wiliness to help anyway possible was an amazing help in a time, as home buyers and sellers was much appreciated.
I wanted to convey to you how very pleased my husband and I were in our dealings with Jim Warren. We worked with Jim for 18 months until we finally found our home recently in Lawrence Park.
For the first year of our search, my husband and I were living in the UK. Jim would call us every month or so to give us an update on the Toronto housing market. Through that period, we came back to Toronto every 6 weeks (usually on separate trips) and we always made it a point to go out with Jim at least once per trip. Even if he knew that the particular home we were viewing was not one we would eventually buy, he felt it was important for us to see different styles of homes as part of the “educational process”. Having said that, he was also sensitive to our time and he didn’t show us a house just for the sake of showing us something – Jim was very selective in which homes he wanted to us to see.
He was extremely patient with us as we started our search in Rosedale and ended up in Lawrence Park. Through it all, he remained good-humoured. He is a true professional and isn’t afraid to voice his opinions, even if they differed from our own. Ultimately, he is very respectful of his client’s choices, recognizing that it is his clients who have to live in the home they choose. It is very apparent that he truly enjoys his work and his clients.
Jim has a lovely aesthetic and eye for detail and quality. His attentiveness, attention to detail and professionalism are reasons why we will most certainly rely on Jim’s expertise in the future for any other home sales and purchases. We have no doubt that Johnston & Daniel recognizes the value in Jim’s contribution but wanted to express our appreciation nonetheless.
My wife and I began to look for a home in Toronto in order to move closer to our place of work. We were referred to Jim by a friend, who in the past, had been satisfied with his services. In a very short time Jim was able to understand what we were looking for and our options given a set budget. This was a very difficult time to purchase a home in Toronto, given the economic uncertainty of 2009, and the even more uncertain housing market. With both of us employed full time and two small children, he was always very respectful of the constraints on our time, however this never kept him from keeping us well informed and exposed to what was available. Jim’s experience and knowledge of the real estate industry was a huge asset to us during this process. However, the one thing that stood out to both my wife and I was Jim’s passion for what he does. It is this passion that makes him a great real estate agent, one who goes the extra mile, and most importantly adds tremendous value to his clients.
Thanks again Jim! We are both thrilled with our new home.
Kent & Cecilia Williams
To Whom It May Concern:
Having bought and sold homes in Toronto, I thought I knew what to expect in a real estate agent. Deciding to lease my next residence rather than own, I was put in touch with Jim Warren and was, to put it lightly, very pleasantly surprised. He exceeded my every expectation, whether it be in terms of his professionalism, knowledge, patience, flexibility, timeliness or attention to detail. I did end up leasing my new residence through Jim and am extremely happy with it.
When I move to my next home, whether it be a purchase or a lease, my first and only call will be to Jim. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends, family and colleagues alike. Jim is truly “best in class” and does not rest until his clients are happy in their new home, wherever it may be.
Jim knows what he’s doing, and he does it very, very well. Jim helped us with a fairly lengthy search for our perfect house, providing a tailored review of available properties based on our criteria and offering invaluable information and guidance regarding the properties we viewed. He would let us form our own opinion first and ask us to share it with him, then he would provide insight into things that we had touched on and other things that we had overlooked, both pros and cons. He was an absolute wealth of information, which we really appreciated, and he was never pushy, pressuring, or anything less than friendly and informative. We found this to be a very helpful approach. We quickly realized that we could trust Jim’s knowledge and advice with respect to the market and our properties of interest.
Jim also guided us through the preparation and listing of our existing home at a very different price point. Despite the different target market his skills were again abundantly clear, and thanks to his suggestions and strategic approach we found ourselves in the fortunate position of having a fantastic product to offer and a stunning amount of interest from day one. Even with the benefit of hindsight we couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t change a thing. When it came time to make the deals, we continued to trust Jim and we were rewarded with a very successful result on our purchase followed by an even more successful sale of our existing home, exceeding our most ambitious expectations. After seeing Jim in action I feel like we had the best agent representing our interests, which is a very comforting feeling. We have absolutely no doubt that Jim’s expertise was the key to our success. In addition to this, Jim is professional, courteous, and an absolute pleasure to work with. We have already recommended Jim to close friends embarking on a real estate transaction, and we will continue to recommend him to friends and family in the hope that they can enjoy the same great experience that we did.
Todd and Kara
Jim, thank you so much for all you’ve done for us over the course of the past year. Kirk and I are grateful to have you looking after our best interests and we have had a blast working with you… Looking forward to the next chapter of Jim’isms!
And many, many thanks again!
Sandra Carmody and Kirk Robinson
It really does matter who your real estate agent is.
Jim’s marketing skills ensured that my home sold well against the backdrop of a falling market. Throughout the whole process of selling my home, Jim’s in-depth knowledge of the Toronto real estate market (and market cycles) was impressive–even to a native Torontonian like myself.
Furthermore, his negotiating skills proved valuable when it came time to negotiate the final deal.
It was a pleasure to work with a decisive hands-on real estate agent and I plan on working with him on my next purchase!
We expected problems in selling our home early in 2009 due to the global economic crisis and general lack of credit. However, Jim guided us through the selling process very professionally emphasizing that if we presented the property in good shape and most importantly pitched the listing price correctly we would sell within a month. He assisted us with the house staging and true to his word identified a buyer within a month and achieved a fair price for the climate. We would not hesitate to recommend Jim’s expertise.
Simon & Shevawn Barder
Selling a house in this real estate market is challenging to say the least and we were faced with hiring the right agent. Our criteria was to sell quickly at the best possible price. We needed someone who was not only competent, but also creative who could differentiate our home to competitive advantage. After interviewing several agents, we hired Jim based on his professionalism, passion and expertise in our neighbourhood. He immediately explained his team based approach where his clients are the chairman and he the president to run our “corporation” to achieve our goal. In week one, we had our house prepped and on the market, enhanced by Jim’s feature sheets describing the house and associated lifestyle gracefully and effectively. In week two, we had two offers. Within week three, we sold our house firm with all conditions waived.
If you’re looking for the right agent, you will get results with Jim Warren. He is interesting and interested in his craft which is demonstrated by his work ethic and relationship with his clients. He treated our house as if it was his own and maintained a lighthearted attitude in the most trying times. Competence is expected, however Jim was a joy to work with because he unfailingly listened, anticipated our needs and respectfully provided the right dose of firm advice as one would expect from a trusted advisor. He also has a great sense of humour!
Jim, thanks again for a great job!
We knew we were in good hands when James (Warren) took on the sale of our house.His innovative marketing approach and top notch resources for presenting the property to a broad range of potential buyers were impressive. All was done with care and thoughtfullness. As a result and in spite of a challenging market, our house sold! We could not have asked for more.
Jim’s extensive knowledge of the Toronto real estate market was invaluable to us when we moved from the UK to Toronto. His professionalism and attention to detail meant we knew and understood the entire buying process from beginning to end. Jim’s affable personality and good sense of humour also made the buying journey easier and more fun!
Thank you Jim!
Celia & Bruce
It has been a pleasure working with Jim Warren! I only have the best things to say about him. He is professional, responsive and knows all the treasures in the Toronto market. He helped us buy our amazing semi-detached home 5 years ago in Leaside. Then when we decided to sell our house on 81 Southvale Drive, he was incredible at helping us facilitate the process in a few weeks. As soon as our house was listed, in only a mere few hours we received offers and sold, before the Open House even started! And, it sold for well over asking with only one Offer.
Then Jim worked with me to find the perfect condo/loft downtown in the heart of King St. West ! The condo was everything I wanted. It had all the prerequisites that were on my list, and surpassed all my expectations. I was able to buy the perfect place within a few weeks!
I have had a wonderful time working with Jim and I will recommend him to everyone I know!
Just a little thank you note for all the help with the purchase of our new house and the sale of our existing one. Your professionalism and dedication is key, we are sure, of your great success as a real estate agent. You are always available, even when out of town, and your hard work definitely pays off.
You are a kind and wonderful human being, and really quite a HOOT !!!
So again, thanks a million for the great job you did for us. JF and I are very grateful and so are the little people (our children)!
Many thanks and best regards,
Helene and JF
Thank you very much for the beautiful crystal bowl. I really appreciate it and it will serve as a reminder of my family home as well as the fantastic job that you did on its sale.
To anyone thinking of buying or selling their property: (Empty-nesters and would – be retirees take special note)
When the time comes to make the big change from family home to condo living – with its inevitable downsizing trauma – Jim Warren is the man to shepherd you through the difficult change. He even succeeded in making the buy and sell a creative and happy experience.
The purchase of the condo and the sale of our home went both quickly and smoothly, with satisfying financial results in both transactions.
At all times, we felt confident we had chosen an agent with a high level of expertise. Jim acted with integrity, honesty, dedication and enthusiasm. He was sensitive to our needs and feelings and actually helped to make it fun sometimes!. Remarkably conscientious, thorough in all transactions, dependable, responsive, always on top of it all, a great communicator – a treat to work with!
Jim’s professional approach made it an awesome experience which help to guide us through this very successful move.
Whether you are a 1st time buyer or an 8th time buyer as we were, we would highly recommend Jim Warren.
Ann and Albert Plant
It was a pleasure working with Jim Warren to sell our downtown condo and purchase our first home in the Yonge-Lawrence area. We wanted to sell our small condo downtown and move into a house in a desirable neighbourhood in Toronto , and Jim was helpful, supportive and strategic throughout the whole process! Not only did he help us “stage” our condo prior to sale, but we received multiple offers and it sold within days! We found our first house quite quickly as well and both properties closed within a day of each other. There were seven offers on the house, and we were the winning bid thanks to Jim’s strategies and advice. And, our Offer to Purchase wasn’t even the highest price offered, but, because Jim made a great suggestion in our tactics and negotiations, the Seller’s decided to let us be the victors for their home – we WON out!
One of the best things about working with Jim as first time home buyers was that he would walk us through a house, wait for us to make our own opinion, and then tell us the disadvantages and advantages of the house so we were not basing such a huge decision on emotion only. I really appreciated his expertise and knowledge of the neighbourhoods, streets and features of the Toronto houses. He pointed out many things that we did not notice (i.e. street lights, floors that may need to be replaced in 3 to 5 years, parking, etc). We are thrilled that BOTH our selling and buying experiences were so positive with Jim. We have referred Jim to our friends who are also looking to sell their condos and buy their first homes in Toronto .
Teanne von der Porten
We approached Jim Warren and told him we would be willing to sell our family home in advance of our move abroad. In doing so, we stated we wanted a certain price for our house. Not only, did he get our full price, the negotiations were seamless and very well conducted on his part. He did an amazing job for us and we were very pleased with Jim.
It also saved us a great deal of time and hassle of not having to put our house on the market Our family was able to enjoy our house in peace for the last few months. He also brought us a really great couple.
Jennifer and Scott Bates
Jim is the consummate professional, ready with the best advice and courteous service. He was always available whenever I had a question and he always showed my house off to its best advantage. I always felt confident that he was responding to my needs and concerns. I highly recommend him.
Mr. Warren is a thoroughly professional real estate specialist with an acute understanding and feeling for the Rosedale market. He is an effective communicator, excellent with clients and always responsive to their needs and views. His advice was timely and accurate and he was able to sell our house quickly, painlessly and efficiently.
Sheila and Raymond Protti
To all first time buyers,
Jim represented us on the purchase of our first home. Choosing the right real estate agent to work with you through the process of buying your first home is an important choice in one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. Working with Jim was the best decision we could have made. Buying your first home is an exciting yet daunting experience. When we began the process of looking, we were both overwhelmed with what lay ahead in the competitive Toronto real estate market that we had heard so much about. The market lived up to its reputation – we were looking in high demand neighborhoods where multiple offers and bidding wars are the norm. With Jim’s expert guidance, we were able to successfully navigate through it all.
Jim’s extensive knowledge of real estate and the Toronto market were invaluable towards educating us on what to look for in a home, ensuring that we were making a sound investment. We felt comfortable asking any and every question, and Jim was always available to answer. Despite being in high demand, he devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to us over many months, always making us feel like his number one priority. He was patient and reassuring that we would find the right house, and kept us focused on searching in the neighborhood we had put our sights on from the beginning. Jim truly had our best interests at heart, and for this we put our trust in him and followed his advice on handling bidding wars and multiple offers – advice that allowed us to feel comfortable with our decisions, and which paid off for us in the end.
Beyond his real estate acumen, Jim handled everything with the highest standard of professionalism and integrity. His care and attention to detail were unparalleled and helped to put us at ease. On top of that, he brought a wonderful sense of humor to the experience, turning what could have been a stressful process into one that was truly fun and enjoyable. We highly recommend Jim to anyone who is planning to buy real estate in Toronto – particularly those who are going to be making their first purchase. We were thrilled with the outcome. Thanks to Jim we are now the proud owners of a wonderful home on one of the best streets in Toronto – something we never dreamed possible when we started out.
Laura and Tim Corrigan
Jim was a delight to deal with. He was professional, knowledgeable and took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for. As a result, we didn’t waste any time looking at houses that weren’t going to work for us.
Getting ready to sell a house is never easy but when the house belonged to a close family member who died suddenly it’s even harder. Jim Warren provided smart advice and supported me as I sorted through all the choices for my sister’s house. His knowledge of the changing market and his ability to position the house helped us sell the house quickly and at a great price. I was impressed by his low key approach and quick wit. I would not hesitate to recommend Jim.
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