My experience with you as my agent has been beyond satisfying, as well as impressive with the amount of effort you put into handling the hiccups of the sale of my old house as well and purchase of my new house. What stood out to me the most compared to my previous experience with other agents is how much you care about your responsibilities, and always looking for ways to help as possible. You never relaxed and never took your eyes off our goal from start to finish and always handled all the difficult situations promptly, which made me feel I was not alone. That is the difference between somebody who cares about how happy the client is compared to somebody else who just wants to do a quick business transaction.
Following your advice to sell quickly back in February instead of waiting for the summer was the main reason why my old house sold in the climax of the hot market. I cannot stress it enough how grateful I am. You were also very strategic with the open house and how you handled the multiple bidding's situation to ensure I got the highest value possible for my house. I cannot imagine it going any better than it did. You are also full of connections and I thank you for all the people you introduced to me who helped me a great deal with these two transactions.
Doing business together was a very comfortable experience and your actions really spoke for themselves that this is as much of a friendship as it is a business relationship. Your flexibility and work ethics played a big role in creating a stress-free environment for me and Iris, and thank you for always meeting with us around our schedule.
I have been praising you to everyone I know whenever I hear someone looking to buy or sell. I will continue to spread the word of the good work you do because anyone would be lucky to have you as their agent
I would not want to do business with anyone else :)
ps. You rock!
So, as with everything else in life, there are two kinds of Real Estate Agents; those who want to get their commission and are willing to help you out just enough to get it, and those who want to help you, and, as a side-effect earn their commission. That second type seems to be rare, but that's Mary Jo without a doubt. When you're dealing with her you have no doubt that her primary motivation is to take care of you.
She's so easy to work with; well-informed and professional, she knows exactly how much communication is appropriate. I never felt pressured or neglected. That's a difficult line to walk.
I would never consider using anyone else the next time I need to buy or sell a home, and I've been happy to recommend Mary Jo to one of my closest friends. His project requires more than just buying and selling; he really needed a Project Manager to get him organized and help him navigate the complexities of his particular situation. It's not a straight-forward, in-and-out job, and it's not something you'd expect your agent to take on, but from what he tells me Mary Jo's been more than willing. "Helping You Is What I Do", right?
Mary Jo, the service you provide is beyond reproach. You are extremely accommodating, always return calls quickly, available via text, etc. Never any pressure from you and the properties you suggest are always appropriate, never over-reaching.I have recommended you to Cory G, and I understand he has now recommended you to a friend who has also retained your services.I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for an agent.
Mary Jo was amazing in our (multiple) searches for a new home. She has worked with us for almost 4 years, in which we bought and sold a total of 2 homes and 1 condo. She worked hard in finding us a home in 2012. When we decided to move again, Mary Jo was patient, knowledgeable, strategic and tireless in her efforts and ultimately found us our dream home in 2015! I would recommend Mary Jo to anyone. She is amazing at what she does and she excels at knowing the real estate market and her buyers.
Kathryn B & Michael L
Mary Jo repeatedly went above and beyond to make my first-time home buying experience a positive one. She took the time to bring me up to speed and get me to the point where I felt comfortable making a purchase. I wouldn't hesitate to refer her to anyone buying or selling a property.
October 9, 2014
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mary Jo on multiple successful searches for property over a 10 year period.
"We came upon Mary Jo through our own research of the top house agents in Toronto. Having not come to her through a reference, we didn't not know what to expect or who we would meet. From day 1, Mary Jo has been warm, informative, caring and truly knowledgeable. She is a true professional and really goes the extra mile when it comes to our best interests and your investment. For example, Mary Jo's keen eye on our 2nd home visit pointed out a long list of items we did notice or think we could mention with regards to the house's condition. She simply is not afraid to press further for her client's best interests. We have created a long-term relationship with Mary Jo and will count on her to help us find our next home (but not too soon)."
Arlene and Jon
"The new landscape of real estate in Toronto and the area surround has become complex and overwhelming. Without question, Mary Jo was able to provide expert and hands-on knowledge to me and my partners respecting our interest and subsequent successful purchase of residential and income generating properties. Her attention to detail and knowledge provided me with the confidence to make a decision in the midst of numerous properties available. Of particular significance, Mary Jo's personality and warm approach made the process effortless. I would highly recommend her without hesitation for a variety of real estate goals."
"Buying a home is the largest investment you will ever make in your life. Selling it thereafter is also a financial undertaking that needs careful thought and planning. Knowing the price to list it at, when to list it and even the décor and presentation needs to be considered too. Having an experienced and accomplished sales representative like Mary Jo Vradis working for you, makes all the difference. I have known Mary Jo for about eleven years after buying her old house that she lived in with her family. That relationship has grown over the years and she has sold three of my houses and she has also assisted myself in buying two houses in Toronto (downtown and mid-town). All of my houses were sold in a short period of time with my last house being sold over asking and in only a few days. To further corroborate the success of that transaction, a small write-up in a local newspaper was also done. She makes the process of buying and selling a home a straight forward process for everyone and she is committed to serving in the best interest of her clients."
Mary Jo provided exceptional service with the selling and the purchase of two properties. Would highly recommend Mary Jo to anyone looking for a dedicated Realtor.
Mary Jo is a gem! She is one of those rare agents who works for the client and not for the commission. She has, on more than one occasion, provided me with invaluable advice and support.
When I was a buyer, Mary Jo put in countless weeks shuttling me around to viewings. She was always patient, understanding and ready with practical advice when my expectations did not match my budget.
Years later as a seller's agent, Mary Jo was a godsend! Even though I had, against all my better judgment, used another agent to buy an investment property, Mary Jo saved the day when my investment became a money pit. I was desperate to sell and she encouraged me not to accept low bids and crazy conditions. She held extra open houses and put in more of her own time than she needed to make the sale and pushed me to wait for the right buyer. I felt she was really on my side at a vulnerable time. Her advice and patience in collecting her commission earned me an extra 4%!
I couldn't be happier to have had Mary Jo on my side and I would and do recommend her to everyone, including myself. I will never ever again allow myself to be convinced to work with another agent. Mary Jo is the best of the best - not to mention, she throws an amazing client appreciation party every year which is certainly not to be missed!!
We worked with Mary Jo during our home buying process; she was an exceptional agent in helping to guide us in buying a home that we found. Her overall knowledge and experience not only in the home buying process, but also in the Toronto area proved invaluable.
Ten out of Ten! MJ's warm personality put my wife and I at ease and made us feel comfortable with her as our realtor. Her expertise and industry knowledge helped us steer clear of any drama/surprises. Most importantly, you can't put a price on trustworthiness and integrity and MJ is a shining example of both. We would use her again 100% but, unfortunately we live outside of her geographic now
I have had the great pleasure of knowing Mary Jo Vradis and her team since 2012. It is not so hard to find a real estate sales representative nowadays, but to find a real estate professional could be a challenge.
We loved working with Mary Jo!
Mary Jo Vradis helped us buy our second house in 2011. After four lost bids we were feeling a little discouraged but MJ remained forever optimistic that the right house was just around the corner. When that house did present itself, I got cold feet. I was not prepared to put in the offer I knew was needed to get the house for fear of buyer’s remorse and getting caught up in another emotional bidding war.
After a quick candid conversation on the phone with MJ, she quickly reassured me about the offer that was needed to get the house based on her knowledge of the market and the other four offers that we had lost. Needless to say we got the house by a few thousand dollars over the next highest bid and continue to enjoy the benefits of our home and amazing surrounding community that we have embraced. Had it not been for MJ’s expert, firm and friendly nudging out of our safety net we would not have been able to achieve such a happy standard of living.
That being said it’s never too late for anyone to get into the market as MJ will help find the right starter home for you.
Along with the new purchase came the time to sell our first home. Again MJ was the consummate professional working tireless hours to take photos and make our home look fantastically glamourous in colour brochures and comprehensive website. Almost to the point that we didn’t want to sell it!
Was a pleasure doing business with her and we will use her again in the future. But that won’t be anytime soon as we are so happy were we are!
MaryJo is the best real estate agent you will ever find. She truly cares about you and finding the best home for you. She takes the time to get to know you and what you want and will not try to sell you something you don't need. She is patient and will take the time no matter how long you need to search. She is an expert on whatever you need to know when moving - best schools, best areas to move to make money, demographics, etc. You can trust MJ as she is a very genuine person that cares and wants to do her best always. I would recommend her to anyone.
Mary Jo helped us find a perfect home for our family and was incredibly flexible and understanding of our time constraints due to our infant twins. Mary Jo advised us on areas that may meet the criteria we provided but allowed us the time we needed to come to a decision. In a business where many people make empty promises about customer service and the ability to meet your needs Mary Jo actually delivers. If we were to ever move again we would definitely enlist Mary Jo but it is highly unlikely we will need to since she did such an amazing job finding us the home we need.
Tara and Will
Mary Jo and Jim
Thanks for all your help and support, you two make a great team and made the purchase of my new home a very easy process. Wish you all the best.
May 7, 2008
Dear Mary Jo,
Buying a house is quite an exciting moment in your life! Its filled with the excitement of building your dream house and looking forward to all the memories you are going to have together as a family. However, along with the excitement comes the realization that you will have to first sell your house.
We are new parents of a 7 month old and the idea of having people in and out of your house as well as all the anxieties like, “What happens if we don’t sell in time?” or “what are we going to do if no one is interested?”…is not something to look forward too…However, you made our 1st experience in selling a house absolutely WONDERFUL. You have fooled us into thinking that selling a house is a cinch!
The easiest way to sum up our dealings with you have been nothing short of FABULOUS! You are extremely personable, customer focused and more importantly driven! It didn’t matter how many phone calls or emails….you were always there willing to help!
Needless to say, that all your hard work paid off! We were able to sell our house within 2 ½ weeks with the highest paid price ever on the street!
I am not someone who likes to refer people to anyone unless I am 110% happy with your service….and with you, I can guarantee you that I will be personally handing out your business card if anyone is in need of a real estate agent.
Both my husband and myself would like to send you our deepest GRATITUDE for all you hard work and say THANK YOU for making this experience such a pleasurable one.
Wishing you lots of success in the future!
Furrah & Omar Harris
Mary Jo was very professional in making sure we understood all the paperwork even though we did everything by fax. She made it easy to sell a property from out of town, we were very impressed with her work ethic.
I was able to stay within my price range, my mortgage is better than I had ever hoped and I love my home. Mary Jo was diligent in her task and very caring when it came to special requirements.
She has patience because I am a tough sell and she knew that from the beginning. She stuck with me for months and I finally found exactly what I was looking for. If there is something specific you are looking for there is a good chance she will find it.
She sold my condo in under 2 hours!
I found Mary Jo to be completely reliable and comprehensive of my needs. She found my home based on what she knew I wanted and I could not be happier.