“There is so much more to the process of selling a house than just the end result. Helen not only gets the best outcome (our home was sold over asking in less than 6 days) but makes the whole marathon more than bearable.
I personally find packing up a home, doing minor renovations and then staging a seriously daunting endeavour – especially with the addition of a multitude of children and pets. Helen makes it all happen – in record time, stress free.
I would have to describe the entire experience with Helen as one of ‘complete competence and total service – in all ways’. Helen is more than a real estate agent (she actually CARES about her clients whole heartedly and protects their best interests) and my experience with her was one of total perfection.
There is nothing that Helen can’t problem solve, accomplish, facilitate, organize or market. When a service such as this is performed at the level of expertise that Helen offers there are really no words to describe the gratitude felt. Her professionalism, organization, intelligence, marketing, contacts, empathy, never-ending support, negotiation skills, knowledge of current real estate market fluctuations, social competence when dealing with buyers and agents paramount to the process of selling a home – she just has the whole package.
There is no way that I could have survived the endeavour without her constant and unending encouragement and reassurance. Each minor ’emergency’ handled with total effectiveness, while being accessible 24/7, she literally goes above and beyond to satisfy all involved – on every level.
All of the professionals Helen recommended as well were top notch in order to make the ‘magic’ happen. From the phenomenal renovations done by Milton Alburo and his team to the omnipotent Mary Helen Thompson (a complete and utter inspiration – you just have to experience her service to know what I mean). Every plumber, electrician, painter, gardener, stager, decorator, cleaner, junk remover, dog poop picker-upper, roofer, contractor that Helen recommended was exceptional. I literally have no complaints- only compliments. Helen is the best. No exception.”
– Carly Werle
“After being in the same house for 23 years, it was a daunting proposition to find the right person to sell our home. How fortunate my husband and I were to find Helen Braithwaite. She epitomizes the qualities we value; hard work, integrity and honesty. And with her flair for design and style combined with her superb marketing skills, we were thrilled to have Helen sell our house. It was a unique property to sell but because of Helen’s marketing creativity and diligence she created a huge interest in the property and was able to achieve a great closing at a great price. She also dealt with any follow up issues expeditiously and conscientiously. We made the right choice in choosing Helen Braithwaite.”
– Leslie Jones
“Having had the pleasure of working with Pennie and Helen in three separate real estate transactions, we would have absolutely no problem in giving them both our highest recommendation to any party. Both their knowledge in their field, their professionalism of being up to date with market prices and trends is quite unique. They are a pleasure to work with.”
– David and Lynn Bruce
“Helen sold our home in 8 days for 119% of asking price — that alone speaks for itself! We cannot thank them enough for all of their help and diligence in marketing our home for sale. We truly believe the value added Helen provided led to an extremely successful sale. It was a pleasure doing business with them.”
– Michelle Phillips and Sean Staples
“Our real estate agent was outstanding. To start with she listened carefully to understand our needs. Along the way she helped my husband and me prioritize our wish list which ultimately led to finding us the perfect new home. Helen had tremendous patience as we grappled with making a big lifestyle change from a home in the quiet suburbs to a condo in the busy city center. Helen’s knowledge and expertise of the Toronto housing market, building construction and design really paid off for us. We would highly recommend Helen and will certainly use her again in the future.”
– Pam Kushmerick
“Thank you so much for the professionalism, business sense and sensitivity you brought to our real estate transaction. Both of us felt that we absolutely made the right choice in working with you. You are the most client focused agent we have ever attempted to work with–you listen, you follow through and you deliver. Your reputation around this household is… incredibly thorough–every detail beyond expectation. Thank you again and until our next project!”
– Jim and Kaitlin Eckler
“I had a very good experience working with Helen. She worked hard to initially understand what product I was looking for. She screened available properties and showed me only properties that met my criteria. As a busy professional I appreciated these efforts as my time was used effectively. Once the perfect property was found she worked their magic again to help me get a good price. She always encouraged me to work within my budget. Since the sale she has been excellent in arranging visits for measurements and even finding out what type of floor was put in my unit by the original builder. Helen will listen to and work closely with you and will go above and beyond.”
“The service and personal attention my husband and I received from Pennie Mathers and Helen Braithwaite in the fall of 2012 was exceptional and unexpected from a realtor! They are truly a high-calibre team. Their knowledge of the local market and their key contacts in the community helped us in the search for our dream home. At no point did we feel intimidated or pressured into something. On the contrary, Pennie and Helen made certain that we knew the risks involved in each potential home. After patiently going through listings and explaining tax/bank details with us, they made sure we got the best value purchase for our new home.
Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Pennie and Helen to help you in this life changing move. We could not have asked for a better Realtor to guide us through the process.”
– Lesley Rooney
“As a long time resident of Toronto I have bought and sold a number of homes but the service provided by the Braithwaite/Mathers duo was outstanding. They were not merely listing agents but also pleasant, informed professionals. In a rapidly changing economic environment, they accurately assessed the market value of my mid-town condo; with a few deft furniture changes they turned my “cluttered comfy look” into an attractive, spacious home and developed a marketing plan to match. In short order my apartment was sold!
P.S. They also quickly found me a new apartment to boot!”
– Bernard W Campin
December 12, 2008