It certainly is not easy navigating through an ever more changing and rapid real estate market for the first time at the age of 24. There were certainly many knowledge gaps and unknowns that Karen Gurland navigated me through. It was an enriching educative experience. She was extremely patient as she assisted with establishing the type of properties I would be interested in purchasing with her extensive knowledge of the market and great number of unique Toronto neighborhood offerings. When it came to bidding wars, having Karen by my side made me feel confident, as she was always ready to go the extra mile and ensured to have my very best interest in mind. Karen is extremely dedicated to her craft. She is constantly on top of the market and responds without a fault in a timely manner that greatly exceeded expectations. Given her extensive experience, surely, within a short period of time I was a proud first time owner of a condominium that definitely would not have been mine if it wasn’t for Karen Gurland. Her professionalism, dedication and constant in-person presence proved to be the difference in being able to purchase my property.
Thank you kindly Karen, truly, this milestone would not have been possible without you.
Mike and Kayla Brodie
Karen, we can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for us this year, you’ve truly been a God send! We are FINALLY just about done with renos and things are starting to feel like home. Please drop by when you have some time, we’d love to say thank you in person.
We will definitely keep in touch. Thanks again for everything
Victoria and Kris
It has been a pleasure working with you throughout this entire process and Kris and I have thoroughly appreciated your dedication, professionalism, and helpfulness. You truly made this experience much more comfortable and much easier to navigate than we expected and we are very grateful for all of your patience through this process. We will certainly and wholeheartedly recommend you to all of our friends and family!
Thanks again for the home show tickets and we hope to stay in touch!
Douglas and Louise Bergen
We were thinking of selling our home last year when we met Karen at an open house on our street, at that time we did not have a real estate agent. She was extremely knowledgable about our area and she really seemed to understand what we needed in an agent. It was a great fit! She gave us wonderful advice in how we could benefit the most from the sale of our property and worked tirelessly to help find the wonderful, beautiful home we now live in. She gave us a plan on how we could get the most for our home and she was spot on. We got multiple offers! We would not hesitate to recommend her or use her in the future although we love our new home so much it’s doubtful we’ll ever move again!
We had a wonderful experience working with Karen Gurland through the purchase and sale of our existing home. Karen was great at keeping up-to-date on any new developments in the market and was very knowledgeable and above all conducted business with the utmost integrity. Her expertise was of great assistance in helping us resolve issues that arose during the purchase and sale processes.
Risa & Jim Lynch
Karen Gurland was highly recommended to us as a real estate agent for the sale of our home. Out of the four agents we called and interviewed, during our discussions Karen presented as the most professional, informed and experienced, and seemed someone we felt we could trust to look after our own interests and to be there when we had questions or needed help. We selected Karen without hesitation to be our selling agent, and we do not for a single moment regret our decision. From the beginning, Karen was up-front, direct, helpful, and personable – which is what we prefer. She explained in advance the various processes, everything we needed to know, and advised us in detail what to do to prepare the property for sale. Karen was also quickly responsive to phone calls and emails throughout the entire process, regardless of the time of day or day of week – although we tried not to abuse her personal time. We followed Karen’s advice and suggested strategy, and we believe we got a fair price for the property given the market and circumstances. We highly recommend Karen Gurland as a real estate agent to anyone without hesitation or reservation.
Paul & Gillian Bagiamis
We’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to Karen for finding us our perfect home. Despite the long search her professionalism, positive attitude and excellent negotiating skills made it all worthwhile. We’re all enjoying our new home and are grateful to her for helping us find it. When it came to selling our house, she demonstrated this same approach and made what could have been a very stressful period for us stress free. We will definitely refer her name to our friends and family – and keep her name on file for any future moves we may make.
Fred & Leslie Stanford
We had the pleasure of working with Karen Gurland this past fall when we were arranging to relocate to Toronto. We found Karen to be a very competent and knowledgeable real estate broker who helped us find exactly the home we were looking for. Karen was very professional and sensitive in identifying our needs and was extremely helpful in suggesting all further related services that we may need for our move such as security services, locksmiths, cleaning services, utilities and renovation contractors. Without any hesitation, we would fully recommend Karen to anyone who is looking for a new home in Toronto.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your invaluable assistance with my efforts to help my elderly parents sell their home and downsize into something more manageable. As you are aware, they have lived in their custom built home for over 45 years and are very resistant to moving. However the size of the house has become too much for them to manage. You were very sensitive to my parents’ feelings and knew just the right things to say to them to make them feel at ease and not feel that they were being forced to make a hasty and difficult decision. Your down-to-earth manner and compassion were exactly what was needed in this situation. I appreciated your detailed knowledge of real estate in our area and your efforts to propose a realistic appraisal. As you know, we are a trying not to push my parents into making a hasty decision that is uncomfortable for them. However I must say that after spending time with you, they are seriously considering the positive aspects of selling and moving into a condominium. We all feel very confident that you are looking after our best interests. I appreciate you keeping in touch without pressuring us, and I am quite sure we are close to ‘sealing the deal’. When they are ready, you will be the only agent I would consider to handle the selling of this home and purchase of just the right place for my parents. It is truly a pleasure to do business with you.
Jeffrey & Reisa Brown
To Whom it May Concern, We are writing this letter on behalf of Karen Gurland. My husband and I have purchased and sold 6 homes to date, so we have had a great deal of experience working with different real estate agents. We first met Karen when we requested a viewing of our most recent home. We found her to be straightforward, no nonsense and honest and the offer went through without a hitch. We were so impressed with her professionalism that we chose to have her as the listing agent for our home that we were preparing to sell. Karen helped us organize stagers and repairs that were required. Karen was upfront about how our home should be listed and was respectful of our opinions and questions. She developed a beautiful feature sheet and marketed the home exceptionally well. When our purchasers presented some challenges, Karen was clearly and decisively OUR representative. She took control and dealt with the situation so that we had no stress. She sold our home quickly and helped us negotiate what we felt was a great price. When the time comes to sell our current home Karen will be the first person we call. We highly recommend her for her skills and knowledge. She has the rare ability to help her clients keep calm and focused in what can be a very stressful event. In fact, we now consider Karen to not be just our agent but also a friend. Next time I have, or hear of anyone selling their house or property, your name will be at the top of my list.
Sunil & Jag Gandhi
We really enjoyed working with Karen through our entire moving process. We initially met with her to obtain some advice and insight on various neighborhoods in Toronto and we found Karen to be well prepared, knowledgeable, and insightful. There were several subsequent discussions with Karen regarding specific properties and she was always quick to respond and candid with her views, without pushing us towards a purchase. Once we decided to make an offer on a property, she handled the negotiation with the sellers very well, added value on key points in the PSA and fought hard to protect our interests. When it came time to sell our house, Karen did a great job in navigating us through the process and also did a first rate job on marketing our home to ensure we got the best price possible. She was available to discuss any questions or concerns at any time of the day. In a market where there are several real estate agents who provide below average value for their service, Karen stands well above them all in terms of service, professionalism, and integrity. As a result, we would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.