Testimonials

Testimonials

If you click HERE, you’ll see Cyndi & Uriah’s Video Testimonial

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Please, click HERE to watch the Video Testimonial from Anthony K. (another happy client !)

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Dear Jorge,

Sarah, Lincoln and I wanted write and thank you for your extraordinary support, exceptional market knowledge and the professional skill you provided us with purchasing our recent home in Toronto.

Every interaction with you along the way, from our first online introductions, voluminous emails across time zones, dozens of property viewings, time-sensitive negotiations and contract signing was superb.

As transplants from Seattle, WA, with a demanding new university executive’s job in Toronto, the idea of buying a home in another country, under a tight timeline and equally constrained budget seemed a daunting task. However, your partnership like approach, excellent pre-planning, agility, thoroughness, comfort with the process, years of experience and knowledge of the Toronto real estate market actually made our purchase much easier than we imagined, very educational for us as first time buyers in this market,and a quite frankly – a lot of fun.

While all buyers correctly believe their situation is unique, having a buyer’s agent that exemplifies this ideal in thinking, action and attitude really eases one into the process. This approach takes much of the stress out of managing all the moving parts and provides a very solid foundation to work quickly and efficiently from.

We especially appreciate the detailed intake questions you asked, the very smooth back-and-forth of email and long-distance phone discussions, your sharp real estate instincts, the well thought-out and humane viewing schedule, the necessary balance between easy-going and intense during buyer-seller negotiations, and that we witnessed you continually refine and perfect your idea of what we wanted in a home and an investment each time we toured a property, which in turn helped us refine our own thinking and feeling about the purchase.

As an academic and executive at major North Americans research universities for over 25 years, I am in constant proximity to talented professionals. I count it as a major success to have had you as our agent, an experience that I will delight in sharing with my colleagues, the university administration and my new faculty recruits.

With the full recognition a home purchase is far more than simply a business transaction, we are grateful for your assistance and know we can count you as a friend here in Toronto, someone we can continue to rely on for a host of advice concerning our home and the building of our new life here, and for friends and colleagues who are looking for the same quality experience in a home purchase we had.

Warm regards and infinite thanks,
Shawn Brixey
Dean | Designate
Faculty of Fine Arts
York University | Toronto

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Dear Claudia:

I am writing to thank you for your recommendation of Jorge Branca as a realtor for our move to Canada. I contacted Jorge while in the UK and found him to be extremely helpful and responsive to all my questions.

Following a number of email exchanges I decided to make a last minute trip to Toronto and, at very short notice, Jorge was able to arrange viewings of a number of suitable properties and to give up his Sunday afternoon to view them with me. He was knowledgeable, patient and friendly.

After this, and just before flying back to the UK, I decided to make an offer on one of the condos and again Jorge was able to work quickly to make the offer (including trying to do this with me at nearly 10pm one evening!) and to secure it at under asking price.

He also found me an efficient and local lawyer to handle the purchase and has been in constant contact since to make sure everything goes through smoothly. The most impressive and important element of Jorge’s service is I think his almost immediate response to either emails or phone calls – without doubt this made the process much easier and less stressful – vitally important when moving countries.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Jorge to any future faculty members relocating to Toronto and am happy to provide this personally to anyone should that be helpful.

Best Wishes

Lyndon Martin, Dr.

York Univ.

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Département de kinésiologie

Olivier BIROT, PhD Assistant Professor

Emilie ROUDIER, PhD Research Associate

Dear Claudia:

By this letter we would like to express our gratitude to Jorge Branca for the service he has provided to us as our real estate agent.

Professionally, we will be moving from Montreal University to York University end of June 2008. We were then looking for a new place to settle.

Finding a new home was not easy: we have a pretty big dog, we wanted to be in a nice downtown area and not too far from YorkU campus, we did not know Toronto at all and we started the search mid of May for a move end of June meaning we had to find something rapidly available.

Jorge has rapidly and perfectly understood our criteria. He has organized all the visits and within 48h we have found exactly what we were looking for. A nice and new townhouse, 10 min walk from High Park and 25 min drive from the campus. It is just perfect! During the offer presentation, Jorge was very impressive by his professionalism and his huge experience in the field.

Regarding the administrative process and since we were still in Montreal, Jorge has been very helpful and efficient, thus managing all the coordination between us, the lawyer, the mortgage broker, the condo board. This was particularly appreciable since everything has been done smoothly, without any stress and with full confidence.

We have been very happy to meet with Jorge and we recommend him as a real estate agent with a big pleasure. Choosing Jorge is not only choosing professionalism, efficiency, confidence and long experience! It is also choosing someone very pleasant, always available, helpful and with a big kindness.

Olivier BIROT Emilie ROUDIER

York University

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Dear Jorge,

This is now the second time my wife and me have benefited from your experience as a real estate agent; and again it has been a really great experience. Feel free to use the present letter the way you want.

We met in 2008 when I was moving from the University of Montreal to York University. Relocating is an exciting but also stressful experience. Finding rapidly a good place to settle in such a big city as Toronto might also be challenging. Our luck was that the person in charge of relocation at York University gave me that day your business card. One call, only one call, and finding a new place has been a nice, exciting, and smooth thing to do! About three years later, we have naturally called you again to sell our home and to buy a new one. And again, it has all been smooth and we have found exactly what we need!

This might sound normal for a real estate agent to help his clients to sell and to buy houses but what is remarkable with you is that you really understand our needs; you really catch it! We have also really appreciated how you have adapted to our crazy researchers’ schedule with abroad conferences, and especially your permanent availability late at night, early in morning, in the weekend.

Another very valuable point of working with you is your long experience in the field and all the precious advises you give to your clients. That really helps. I could continue more and more to tell you how much we have appreciated your service but if I had to mention only one more thing, that would be this: Because you are so professional and dedicated to your work, we feel 100% confident with you and I think we can say we have became friends.

All the best,

Olivier & Emilie

(Professor & Assistant Professor at York Univ)

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Letter of Reference for Mr. Jorge Branca

To Whom It May Concern:

This is to provide reference for real estate agent Mr. Jorge Branca. I am extremely pleased with the service that Jorge has provided me since I first met him in June 2007.

Jorge’s first assistance was with finding a short-term rental until a home to purchase was found and bought. He was extremely helpful and drove me all over to locate a suitable rental property. He was unstinting with his service and provided greatly needed insight about living, renting, and property buying in Toronto.

A few weeks later after I had moved into my rental property, Jorge and I got together again this time to look for a purchase property. We toured several areas and discussed many possibilities in light of my preferences and constraints. Jorge did many searches for me with my preferences in mind; we narrowed down the pool, and then went on extensive drives around town looking at listings. When a suitable home was found, Jorge did an excellent job negotiating a first-rate deal for me as well as helping me secure a mortgage, which was challenging given my recent status in the country. My husband and I moved into our new home a few weeks later! What a delight to get such able and courteous assistance!

Jorge is extremely knowledgeable of real estate matters; he has been in practice in the Greater Toronto Area for several years now and clearly knows the neighborhoods of the city extremely well. He knows to recommend dwelling places to first-time comers to the GTA based on their housing and lifestyle preferences as well as work with the more seasoned buyers.

I hope this reference will make you not hesitate to work with Jorge. I personally will not hesitate to contact him to anyone interested in real estate. You will find in him a real estate agent and good advisor for life!

Sincerely,

Souha Ezzedeen, PhD
Assistant Professor of HRM, York University
Toronto, ON
Canada

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Jorge,

Thank-you for tying up this last item for me.  I greatly appreciate your continued support.  You have been wonderful to deal with throughout the rental process of my condo and I thank you for making this easy for me despite being half a world away.

I would not hesitate to use your services in the future and recommend you to friends.  I hope to meet you in person some day.

All the best,

 

Karl V.