Kevin Hartley Reviews

4.96 out of 5.00
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Linda Chen

Reviewed on April 17th, 2017

Linda Chen

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2017 by Linda Chen

Kevin helped us buy in February, 2016
Neighbourhood Knowledge
5.00 /5.00
Experience
5.00 /5.00
Professionalism
5.00 /5.00
Negotiation Skills
5.00 /5.00
Property Knowledge
5.00 /5.00
Communications Skills
5.00 /5.00
Contact Expectations
5.00 /5.00
5
out of 5

I was looking for a larger condominium in downtown Toronto and decided to ask for Kevin's help after experiencing his stellar work on the sale of my house in 2014. Kevin didn't just take me on viewings, he would also do some research ahead of time regarding the buildings and proposed developments in the neighbourhood that would impact the view/density of the area.

I had very specific requirements and Kevin responded to them in a thoughtful manner and also suggested a few options that he acknowledged were outside my parameters but he thought might work for me. These options were really great additions to the search and he helped me make an offer on one. Unfortunately, that sellers' agent wouldn't give us a number that would satisfy her clients and just wanted me to negotiate against myself which I refused to do. I was disappointed to lose it, but then Kevin asked whether I wanted to go back and look at the same unit but on a lower flower. I did and decided that it would work for me with some modifications. We obtained it at a lower price which allowed for significant renovations. I am much happier to have obtained this lower floor unit.

With Kevin, I never feel like it's just about the commission. He is an agent who really listens and works hard to find you the right property. I highly recommend him.

Thanks for your kind review, Linda! Your repeat and referral business is the highest of compliments. With all the choice you have it was certainly my privilege to work with you again. Home is more than a place, it's a feeling. I'm glad we keep searching until things felt right. Cheers!

Peter Marshall

Reviewed on April 10th, 2017

Peter Marshall

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2017 by Peter Marshall

Kevin helped us buy in March, 2017
Neighbourhood Knowledge
5.00 /5.00
Experience
5.00 /5.00
Professionalism
5.00 /5.00
Negotiation Skills
5.00 /5.00
Property Knowledge
5.00 /5.00
Communications Skills
5.00 /5.00
Contact Expectations
5.00 /5.00
5
out of 5

We spent over three months searching for a new condo and the fact that we decided not to buy is actually a testament to Kevin's integrity. He began by carefully explaining the buying and selling process which was extremely helpful. He then sent us listings on a regular basis, showed us the properties that we were most interested in and constantly adjusted the search parameters based on our feedback from those showings. Our goal was specifically to downsize somewhat in order to reduce the hefty maintenance fees we were paying at our current condo but it became apparent that we would have to make significant concessions in order to do. Throughout this discovery Kevin's response was not to pressure us to make a purchase but rather to advise us to stay put. His focus was not the commission he would make on selling our place in an unprecedentedly hot market but on what was best for our specific wants and needs in the long run.*

 

 

*This review is not based on a firm transaction.

The end game in real estate isn't always a purchase or a sale; it should be the right housing solution for the client. I take great pride in my approach to educating my clients; helping them to make experiential, analytical, data-driven decisions by being a trusted advisor rather than aggressively pushing the wrong housing solution. Thanks for the five-star review, gents! For you, for now, no move was the absolute right move!

Mihaela Anghel

Reviewed on April 4th, 2017

Mihaela Anghel

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2017 by Mihaela Anghel

Kevin helped us buy in February, 2017
Neighbourhood Knowledge
5.00 /5.00
Experience
5.00 /5.00
Professionalism
5.00 /5.00
Negotiation Skills
5.00 /5.00
Property Knowledge
5.00 /5.00
Communications Skills
5.00 /5.00
Contact Expectations
5.00 /5.00
5
out of 5

Kevin helped me purchase my first investment property, a condo. I was nervous going into the process because I had so many questions! Kevin took the time to answer all my questions, big or small; he never made me feel bad for not knowing. Because of that, I gained more confidence and I knew I could trust him. He led me through the process with calm, professionalism and patience. There were moments when I felt anxious and lost, but Kevin was there at every step of the way- checking in on me, providing support, answers, tips, reminders.
He was very quick to answer his phone, texts and emails from me; always informed me when he was not going to be available and when he was going to be. He made time for me in his busy schedule, be it in the evening after my kids went to bed or on the weekend; he made me feel like he was always available for me.

I really enjoyed working with Kevin and I recommend him wholeheartedly- if you are looking for a REA who is patient, trustworthy and friendly, he is your guy:-)

Mihaela, thank you so much for the kind words and for letting me lead your journey into investment real estate. Real estate investing works under a different set of standards than buying or selling a home to live in. You really opened up your mind to taking in, questioning an acting on all that I had to share to help you analyze the risks and the opportunities. This success is yours, I just opened some doors and crunched some numbers. Thanks for trusting me. All the best.

Joe Balaz

Reviewed on March 29th, 2017

Joe Balaz

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2017 by Joe Balaz

Kevin helped us buy in October, 2016
Neighbourhood Knowledge
3.50 /5.00
Experience
4.50 /5.00
Professionalism
4.50 /5.00
Negotiation Skills
4.00 /5.00
Property Knowledge
4.50 /5.00
Communications Skills
5.00 /5.00
Contact Expectations
4.70 /5.00
4.39
out of 5

Kevin is very thorough - from asking very detailed questions to learn about the type of property, amenities, price range, neighbourhood, etc. that I was looking for, to presenting properties in my search range for my approval to view, and then booking and showing the properties I was interested in. He always kept me updated about the status of properties we had viewed. He never pushed something I wasn't interested in. When I was ready to make an offer on a particular property, he presented a detailed written analysis of that property, its recent sell history, what similar properties in the same building had sold for or were being listed at, and why. This informed my bidding process accordingly. Through my buy process I found him to be very knowledgeable about real estate trends and with the paperwork involved in any real estate transaction.

Apart from that, Kevin is calm and cool, very pleasant and affable, punctual, good with communication. In short, I found him to be very easy to work with. I will ask Kevin to represent me again in my next real estate transaction, whenever that is, and I would recommend him to others for the same.

Re: neighbourhood savvy, I bought in the same neighbourhood in which I already lived, so I didn't need much information about it. This is the reason why my rating in this category wasn't as high as it otherwise might have been.

Thanks for your kind words Joe. You really asserted yourself to the process, making my job clear and a pleasure. You have a lot of choice when it comes to selecting a Realtor®; and as a referral from another client, I am especially glad you were satisfied with our journey. It would be my pleasure to represent again! Cheers.

Renaldo Jo

Reviewed on March 27th, 2017

Renaldo Jo

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017 by Renaldo Jo

Kevin helped us buy in March, 2017
Neighbourhood Knowledge
5.00 /5.00
Experience
5.00 /5.00
Professionalism
5.00 /5.00
Negotiation Skills
5.00 /5.00
Property Knowledge
5.00 /5.00
Communications Skills
5.00 /5.00
Contact Expectations
5.00 /5.00
5
out of 5

Kevin was outstanding! What I appreciate the most about my home purchasing journey with Kevin was that he always acted in my best interests. Because he perfectly understood my needs and requirements, he was able to bring me down to earth whenever my requests became unrealistic. Thanks to Kevin’s excellent advice and negotiation strategies, I was able to achieve my goal of purchasing a condo that I love and that was within my budget. The next time I need some real estate expertise or I require the services of a real estate agent, there’s no need to say that Kevin is my go-to guy!

Congrats Renaldo and thanks for your kind words. You did a lot of work in finding the perfect condo too! You have a lot of choice when it comes to choosing a Realtor. Given that you were referred to me by another client, I especially value your decision to work with me and I'm delighted you are happy. Thanks for letting me be part of your journey.

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