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Ron Dane

Reviewed on September 2nd, 2018

Ron Dane

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2018 by Ron Dane

Ferris helped us buy in August, 2018
5
out of 5
Recent: Scarborough
Andre Ferris of http://www.ferrisbrothers.ca/ was referred to me by my sister who had previously worked with him, and is again dealing with Andre on another current sale as I type this. Words simply cannot describe how GREAT of a job Andre did in landing me my first home purchase... a Condo! EVERY parameter was met in finding the perfect Condo for my needs... and I HAD quite a few needs! such as... Pets... Cost... Time(finding something quick)... Distance from work... Condo Size... and so on. And as I said, Andre nailed every single need, and easily exceeded any expectations I might have had! I'll check off the sections above with a comment for each... EXPERIENCE: Andre easily guided me through my first home-buying experience, and made the process very easy to understand. Key words being "my first home buying experience". Not only did I NOT have a clue how it all worked, but I had serious doubts I/we would be able to pull it off! Andre completely alleviated any concerns and was nothing but positive the entire time that we would find the "right place", and honestly, Andre made my first time home-buying experience very simple to understand, and we had a fun time doing it! Sure there were some setbacks, like when I had my eye on one place, only for Andre to find out we just missed out on it and it was already sold, and while I was disappointed in that news, Andre was right there assuring me not to worry, and that we'll get that "right place". And now that our search is over(I get the keys this Friday), and we found that "right place", I can tell you that Andre was absolutely correct! and not only did I get a BETTER place(bought a 2bdrm vs 1bdrm), but I got it for a bit cheaper than the one we had just missed out on that had me disappointed!... (that was a 1bdrm one) PROFESSIONALISM: The question asks how did the "real estate agent present themselves" and of course the answer in my mind was VERY professional and top notch all the way. We visited my Condo on 2 occasions(original viewing, and a second time to get some measurements, as I want to install some carpeting) and both times, every aspect was punctual, keys presented and ready, and Andre also took care to let me know what I can, and cannot do, as a prospective buyer, while viewing the place, showing equal respect for the sellers rights and expectations, as well, as the still-owner of the property. NEGOTIATION SKILLS: Were the Ferris Brothers... although I dealt only with Andre, they are a team of course, and I just want to acknowledge that aspect... but as the question asks "were they able to negotiate successfully on your behalf?" Well YES!... I would say so! :) I won't go into specifics in numbers, but Andre suggested the original "Offer" price to send, and explained to me how the process could/would play out, with the Seller likely sending back a counter-offer, and sure enough a counter-offer came back, and the counter-offer was far better than I was expecting!... So much so, that I... happily I might add... signed right then and there... Certainly no need to haggle it out some more! PROPERTY KNOWLEDGE: Excellent "Property Knowledge"! ... We looked at quite a few places in a short amount of time, and Andre did some excellent due diligence in determining potential flaws, problems and so forth... and did likewise when we found the Condo I purchased... meaning the one I bought came with none of the "flaws" or potential problems as he had previously discovered... an example being "special assessment fees", which are extra monthly fees, ON TOP of your regular Maintenance Fees!, which Andre had discovered were attached to some of the Condos we were first looking at. Again top marks!!! COMMUNICATION SKILLS: The question here is... "Did your real estate professional keep you up to date on your transaction?" Andre communicated everything with me, every step of the way, in real time, as it all happened. Whether it was in person, on the phone, email, or text messages, as soon as something transpired, or a question needed answering(by me, OR me asking Andre), Andre was right there for me, immediately. And just another blurb about "Professionalism" as it applies here... During the daytime, while I was at work, and when Andre would need me to do something like email a document, or answer a question, he would send a text saying "Is it OK to call you right now?" ... He would never just call out of the blue, knowing I am at work. Though my work is good for me taking such calls, I found that to be a very courteous thing. There's a lot of exemplary things as such, I could point out in my experiences working with Andre. CONTACT EXPECTATIONS: Far exceeded any "expectations" I had. Contact by whichever means, as mentioned above, was 150% perfection. So... With all that in mind, here's a little more "info" on my experience in buying my first home. As I mentioned, I had very real doubts I would even be able to own a Condo. I "lived off the grid" so to speak, for almost 2 decades, pretty much filing my taxes only every 5 years, and paying everything cash. I was originally bad with credit cards many many years ago, but ended up using a Visa and Master Card "responsibly" for the last couple of years, which has given me an excellent AAA+ credit rating, which I was surprised to learn about only when going through the mortgage approval process. I've been at my company for 18 years, and I make a decent wage, so that's good, and I had enough of a down-payment to offset what the difference was in the mortgage approval. So my point here really, is that I'm obviously not a "higher-end" home buyer by any means. I've read some of the other reviews and for the most part, the numbers-game involved, is at a level above what my dealings and budgets are/were. And I can tell you that... "higher end"/"lower end", home-buyer... whatever you want to call it... is irrelevant, as I felt completely treated FIRST CLASS by Andre the entire time! Here's a fact... I don't drive. So you know what? Andre was there to pick me up and drive me to the Condo viewings, and back, each time! How's that for going "beyond the call of duty"? I'm in Scarborough... buying in Scarborough as well(which is also where I work)... and I could have taken the bus and met him there each time. But Andre would have none of that, and was there to pick me up, right on time too! See what I mean by FIRST CLASS treatment!? Another aspect I must mention, is that this being my first home-purchase, I had no ideas about a Mortgage Agent/Broker, Lawyer, and so on. And this of course proved to be no problem as well, as Andre explained to me that I can use/search for my own people, or, he could arrange to connect me with the people he knows and deals with. So as a result, Andre connected me with a Mortgage Agent(Bill Mitchell) and Lawyer(Scott Pushman), and they are equally as professional and easy to work with as Andre is, and I must THANK them here for their excellent work as well! I'll close this out by saying that with all the time I've spent, in person/talking/emailing/texting, with Andre over this searching and buying process, we discovered we have similar tastes in music, as well as humour, and I can honestly say that I've not gained a Real Estate Agent... I've gained a FRIEND! Andre... I THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your efforts and diligent work!, and I salute you sir! A nice "new-home" dinner party for you and your family(wife, brother, etc) is forthcoming. Cheers Andre!
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Craig Olivier

Reviewed on January 10th, 2018

Craig Olivier

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018 by Craig Olivier

Ferris helped us buy in June, 2017
5
out of 5
Recent: Oshawa
My girlfriend and I began hired The Ferris Brothers when we purchased our first home last summer. They patiently showed us many properties, pointing out the positives and negatives of each house. They were quick to point out deficiencies in houses we didn't notice, such as faulty wiring or mold in the basement. They did not show us houses in neighborhoods we would not be comfortable living in. They will tailor your home search strictly to your criteria, and not waste your time. Jason and Andre are honest, ethical and knowledgeable agents. They are humble, hardworking, down-to-earth and easygoing guys. I would not hesitate to hire The Ferris Brothers again for our next home purchase. Why go to another agent, when the Ferris Brothers are here to save the day!
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Shumail Kamal

Reviewed on May 12th, 2017

Shumail Kamal

Reviewed on May 12, 2017 by Shumail Kamal

Ferris helped us buy in October, 2016
5
out of 5
Recent: Bowmanville

To anyone considering the dynamic duo team of Jason and Andre Ferris (Ferris Brothers) as their real estate agents...

Me and my wife were looking to buy our first home and had no experience with any real estate agents. We had heard horror stories from friends and families about some agents and how it is really difficult to find a good one but in our case, we were lucky to enough to find 2 GREAT ONES in the Ferris Brothers, Jason and Andre. They were recommended to us by a friend and they did not disappoint at all.

We mostly dealt with Jason and we loved him for the time and care he took with us. He was always fast to reply to any text message, e-mail or phone call. He was always professional, on time and was always willing to travel to wherever we needed him to. His most important quality in our opinion was his honesty. We went to quite a few places and right away he would point out all the negatives and warn us about all the hazards of the house and the neighborhood, he never rushed or pushed us to buy. He learned our preferences in houses and would right away let us know if a house was even worth seeing because he knew we would not like it and sure enough, every time he warned us about a place, we disliked it. His honesty and commitment to understanding his clients is Jason's best quality in our opinion and he has got us as clients for life.

How we ended up buying our house shows the excellent teamwork skills the Ferris Brothers have. Jason had notified us about being absent for a few days so instead of telling us to wait, he got Andre Ferris to take care of us in his absence. He let Andre know all the houses we wanted to see and date and time and he was there always for us. It was with Andre that we found the house we loved and he along with Jason gave us great advice on how to successfully bid on the house. We love our new home and are so appreciative of the Ferris Brothers for making the experience so pleasant and anyone reading this should know that you cannot go wrong with these guys.

Also, if helping us find the house and successfully bidding on it was not enough, Jason also helped me move some things into the house which I would not have been able to do alone. He brought house warming gifts for the house and was and is still always checking on us to make sure everything is good. We get a monthly letter from the Ferris Brothers as well highlights all the community events and news for this month and as a bonus, there is always a lottery ticket included which is an awesome touch. Little things like this and all the things I mentioned previously is why I would highly recommend the Ferris Brothers. If you are in the market for an agent or not satisfied with your current agent, you cannot go wrong with the Ferris Brothers.

For me personally, I consider Jason Ferris a really good friend now for helping me out whenever I needed it after the purchase of the house. He has a great personality and makes you feel comfortable with him right from the start. I want to say THANK YOU again to the Ferris Brothers, especially Jason, for helping me and my wife find our dream home and for continuing to be a part of our life.

PS. If you are a sports fan, you will LOVE the Ferris Brothers even more. If you are not a sports fan, you will still LOVE them regardless :)

Thank you again Jason and Andre, can't wait for your apple pie event again this year.

Shumail & Noor

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J & T Stormonth

Reviewed on May 12th, 2017

J & T Stormonth

Reviewed on May 12, 2017 by J & T Stormonth

Ferris helped us sell in April, 2017
5
out of 5
Recent: Whitby

We had the pleasure of meeting and working with the Ferris Brothers on the sale of our rental property. I can’t say enough about their professionalism, knowledge & extreme dedication we received from Andre and Jason. For once it was great not having to stress over any details…. they knew what they were doing and ran with it!
This was purely a chance encounter that resulted in a great business deal for all parties and a friendship to last, there is no way we will ever deal with anyone else but the Ferris Brothers.
Trust me, if you want it done right the Ferris Brothers is the only way! Thank you, Gentlemen.

The Stormonth’s

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A Bushell

Reviewed on May 11th, 2017

A Bushell

Reviewed on May 11, 2017 by A Bushell

Ferris helped us buy in May, 2017
5
out of 5
Recent: Whitby

Entering the current hot housing market as a first time house buyer was a daunting process. However, having Andre and Jason at my side, guiding me through multiple house viewings to ultimately purchasing a fantastic home, eased the process, and their consistent and supportive presence was invaluable.
I cannot recommend Andre and Jason enough, they are there when you need them, offer expertise in all areas of the home search and buying process, and at no time did I feel other buyers where a priority or pushed to make an offer so that they could make a sale (something I have heard other buyers state about their agents).
I have no hesitation in recommending Andre and Jason to prospective buyers as I am sure, based on my own year long engagement with the brothers, that they will also receive the same high quality service that was provided to me.

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