By: Gary and Joanne
We recently listed our home with Michael Wilson and we wanted to say how very pleased we were with his expertise and professionalism throughout the whole process. He thoroughly explained all aspects of the sale process from preliminary comparables to establish a reasonable price, through the listing paperwork, advertising the house and in a short amount of time, the final sale. We will highly recommend Mike to others. In fact we just referred him to our son. Thanks Mike.
By: Sirf and Anita
Ten years ago Michael helped us buy our first house. This being our first house we were a little nervous but never felt any pressure thanks to Michael. He took the time to listen to what we were looking for in a house and helped us find that perfect home. He always got back to us when we had questions promptly and was very detailed in his response. We truly felt that we were his only customer because any time we needed to look at a property he always made time for us. As we viewed homes he would point out things that were nice but also stuff that would require attention later down the road.But what mattered to us the most was he never tried to sell us a home just to make a sale. He made us feel like we were in charge but always there to guide us. After we put our offer in on the house we used his referrals for the house inspector and lawyer (which were also really good). Fast forward a number of years we were fortunate enough to save enough to purchase our first investment property with Michael's help . Seeing Michael again was like seeing an old friend. We knew we were in good hands.
Mike came recommended to me from a friend and colleague. I was purchasing my second home after a move for work and had no knowledge of the Durham area and have very distinct wants and needs that are not easily met. This was no challenge for Mike. Mike's varied experience working as a Real Estate Agent in the Durham area allowed for unmatched insights and attention to detail. Mike went above and beyond every step of the way, making me aware of subtle nuances that many would overlook. Mike is a class act and is an asset to have when you are in the market for real estate. I would absolutely recommend Mike to my friends and family and have every intention on calling Mike up the next time I plan to move.
By: Joe and Teresa
We were very pleased with Michael's professionalism in helping us present our home and how quickly it sold. We appreciated his compassion and thoughtfulness as he guided us through the selling process. His attention to detail is impeccable and his well-researched advice, contributed to making the selling of our home a great success. We would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Michael came recommended from some friends, and honestly my experience with him has been superb. This was my first home purchase and honestly I didn't know what to expect from the process, but he made it look easy from the get go. I was particularly impressed from his professional approach and knowledge of the trade; he goes to great pains to understand your specific needs and provides you with all the information you can possibly need and gives you honest assessments about immediate and potential issues in every property until you find exactly what you are looking for. In my case, he went beyond reasonable expectations from a realtor and helped me overcome my disability in the bidding process, driving all the way to Toronto and back in the middle of the night when I couldn't be possibly present. Bottom line: if you are in need of a realtor in the area, Mike is the person to go to.
First you helped me find my house, then a few years later when it was time to sell you were there to offer valuable suggestions on where to focus my efforts on upgrades and renovations to best prepare my home for sale. And it worked! Thanks for always being there when I need you. That is why I have successfully continued to recommend you to my family and friends.
By: Debbie and Mike
My wife and I were looking for an agent to sell our home. We decided to pick 3 agents from 3 real estate companies, Michael being one of them. We were extremely impressed by Michael's professionalism as well as his approach. Unlike the other agents Michael took that extra step to meet with us first prior to giving us his report. Michael wanted to get to know us, to discuss our goals, view the home and then asked for a second meeting to provide us with his report. The others came in with a report without discussing our goals. We selected Michael because he took the time to meet with us and most importantly came back with a clear plan on how we were going to sell our home. We sold our home within a couple of days of the listing and received more than the listing price. If you are planning on selling your home - then you need to talk to Michael.
Mike, I just want to thank-you for your effort, patience and persistence in helping me find my home. You seemed to zero in on what I needed in a house and location even if at times I didn't. You opened my eyes to things and questions I would never have thought of and because of this the process went quite smoothly. Thanks for listening. I'll be sure to call you when I am ready to move again.
Mike has helped my family and I with three moves. He has successfully sold two homes for me and has helped me find the perfect home for my needs twice! Mike is very supportive and knowledgeable through the whole moving process. He has been a great help and I would recommend him to my family and friends.
By: Michelle and Dave
In this, our first venture in rental property ownership, Mike was able to provide practical, knowledgeable advice about prices, rental values and the overall property market. We had a general idea of what we wanted and possible locations and Mike was able to take our ideas and help us narrow our focus to desired properties in neighbourhoods where it would help our investment at resale time. Mike was also there to help with information on mortgage rates, carrying costs and the ins and outs of preparing for and completing our transaction. Mike was able to answer all our questions and allowed us time to think through our decision. Thanks Mike, we would definately call again.
By: Scott and Bev
We first met Mike 9 years ago when we were looking for a house in the Durham region. Even though we did not know exactly what we were looking for, Mike assisted us in understanding the neighbourhoods, the amenities, the types of dwellings that were available, as well as the nuances between one neighbourhood and another. In addition, despite the fact our preferences had been continuously evolving, Mike continued to be patient and diligent. Eventually we found the house of our dreams. As a result of the great customer service we received, 9 years later we asked Mike to sell our home, as we had become empty nesters. Again, Mike was thorough and diligent. Mike conducted considerable research with respect to similar sales in the region, as well as our particular neighbourhood, and assisted us in determining the best time to sell, at the best price. He also provided sound advice with respect to maximizing the desirability of our home. Mike's experience, skill and great customer service resulted in our house to quickly sell, at 99 percent of the asking price. Thanks Mike, you significantly contributed to making our move an efficient and pleasant experience.
By: Stephen and Sandy
My wife and I have now used Mike to purchase 2 homes. The first was a home in the Durham region in 2001. The first experience with Mike was so positive that we went back to him in 2011 when we needed to sell our Durham home and re-locate into the Brampton area. Using Mike's valuable feedback and advice, we were able to find a new home. Our old Durham home sold in only 2 days for more than what we were hoping for! All through both experiences, we felt that we were in competent and caring hands. Mike repeatedly went out of his way to drive across the GTA to help us locate what we needed in Brampton. All of our questions were carefully and patiently answered. Mike expertly steered us through what seemed to be an intimidating and complex process while making it seem simple and comfortable to us. I can not recommend Mike enough to others. You will be in good hands with him! If and/or when we move again, we will definitely be looking him up. Mike has our complete trust and confidence.
By: Cathy and Ibby
As new empty nesters, Mike had a better understanding of what we needed in a smaller place before we did. Although we have lived in Pickering for over 25 years and felt we knew the neighbourhoods, Mike showed us areas we did not know existed. After searching and contemplating for nearly 6 months (Mike is the most patient man in the world), he alerted us to our dream place the first day it hit the market. With thorough, detailed research into recent sales Mike advised a fair offer price which was accepted by the sellers. We are thrilled with our condo. Mike then made suggestions on improvements to our existing home to appeal to a broader audience. He managed the listing for optimum timing to market, taking into account offer dates, open house dates and holidays. Again with thorough research Mike helped us set a fair listing price which generated many showings in the first few days. We received 3 bids and sold over asking price. In short, we would highly recommend Mike if you are buying or selling a home. He is infinitely patient, his research is solid, he sets realistic expectations when either buying or selling, is always accessible, and he is just a pleasure overall to work with.
By: John and Pam
Pam and I have moved across the country many times for career purposes. This can be a very stressful experience and we have come to value the significance of having an excellent real estate agent. Moving to the Toronto area, which we were unfamiliar with, was both exciting but daunting - where do we start. Michael Wilson was referred to us as a highly knowledgeable, professional and honest agent. We went with Mike. He has by far been the very best real estate agent we have ever worked with. He listened carefully to our realty needs and efficiently showed us properties within our tastes and budget. When we found what we were looking for Mike professionally guided us successfully through the experience. His many years of experience in finance and realty really paid off. From the very beginning to the completion of the purchase Mike was attentive to our needs, answered our many questions promptly, provided valuable advise and an excellent orientation to our new neighbourhood. Pam and I would enthusiastically recommend Michael Wilson as a real estate agent to our friends and business associates. He really is the best.
By: Sarah and Darryl
We recently purchased our first home with Mike. Neither of us had ever owned a home so as you can imagine neither of us really knew what to expect from the whole process. We were nervous to start and doubted every decision. Mike was amazing though, just the type of Realtor we needed. He was very knowledgeable and helped us to focus on what we wanted and how to get it. He really made you feel that he was interested in making sure you only got what you wanted. He was honest with us the whole time, never tried to sell us on a house just to make a sale. When there were negatives he pointed them out, he would be honest with how hard it would be to fix something and when something would probably cost more then we wanted to spend. Mike helped us find the perfect home for us and we are grateful that we listened to our friends when they suggested him. We've been living happily in our home for 4 months now. Whenever anyone asks me in the future for a good trustworthy Realtor I will point them all to Mike.
Hats off to Michael Wilson on the recent sale of our home and the purchase of the next home. Mike gave great advice all the way through the process. His professional approach and attention to detail was backed up by a high degree of integrity. His impeccable handling of all the details was greatly appreciated. Impeccable in this case means worthy of example. Highly recommended.