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It has been a few weeks now since you helped us to sell our house in Thornhill. We had lived in that house for 35 years and obviously the sale came with trepidations as we had many strong memories attached to it. You were very sensitive to the situation and with much professionalism steered us through the process of putting the house on the market at exactly the correct time and were instrumental and very impressive in negotiating the very best price for the house. We are grateful to you and recommend you highly because of your professionalism and your personalized approach.
Karel and Yoke ter Brugge
Karel terBrugge, MD FRCPC
The David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Interventional Neuroradiology University of Toronto.
Professor of Radiology and Surgery and Head Division of Neuroradiology, University of Toronto and the JDMI UHN, Mt Sinai and Women’s College Hospitals.
Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst St.
3MCL - 434
Toronto, ON CANADA M5T 2S8
Karel ter Brugge
May 22nd, 2016
Michelle Schipper is wonderful to work with! She always communicated with us in record timelines; her cheerful, positive attitude was apparent in her phone calls, her emails, and in person; and her knowledge of real estate and procedures was well-reaserched and dependable. We have actually had fun throughout this process, thanks to our fun realtor and had more peace of mind knowing that we are building on something that will benefit us indefinitely. Thanks again for everything you've done to make all this attainable along with being a broker we could rely on for help and advice. May health and happiness be yours and your families.
Vipin & Anjna Kakkar
Anjna & Vipin Kakkar
Re: Sale of 2 Apricot Street, Thornhill Ontario
We are writing this letter in support of Ora Sibilia and Michelle Schipper of Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.
When the time came to sell our residence of over 37 years, we were very apprehensive. We had been introduced to Ora and met with her to discuss the sale process. With very thoughtful and considered input from both Ora and Michelle, our house was prepared for sale within a week and with minimal financial outlay.
As a result of the exceptional exposure our house received through the Harvey Kalles website, the exposure on MLS and Ora & Michelle's many contacts, we had a number of prospective buyers in the first week the house was on the market, resulting in multiple offers on the day that bids were presented.
Ora and Michelle guided us through the stressful process of receiving offers and managing the bidding process, as well as the negotiation and selection of the final successful offer. During this anxious time, it was obvious to us that they had been through this procedure many times. They exhibited absolute professionalism and were both firm and friendly with the other agents and the potential buyers. The net result was an offer for our home that was entirely to our satisfaction, for which we are both extremely grateful.
In summary, a process that we initially feared turned out to be a postitive learning experience. All of our concerns were managed and addressed in a sensitive yet skilled and effective manner, ultimately with an excellent result. We would not hesitate to recommend the duo of Michelle and Ora to our family, friends and contacts in the future.
Thank you Ora and Michelle!
Judy & Harsh Patel
Judy & Harsh Patel
To whom it may concern,
Marcie and I employed Michelle Schipper and Ora Sibilia as agents when we recently sold our existing home and subsequently bought a new home. Both Michelle and Ora were a pleasure to deal with. They are professional, hardworking and diligent and represented our interests in a dedicated manner.
They are excellent communicators with the strong interpersonal skillls required of an agent.
We would definitely recommend them highly.
Brian & Marcie Swartz
4-350 Steeles Avenue East
Brain & Marcie Swartz
Thought I'd write-you must be the greatest Agent in History-Carol and I are most impressed with your sales lately. You're on a roll! Unbelievable.
Marty & Carol
Martin S. Sugar, BA, ACI
Chief Executive Officer
Martin & Carol Sugar
We would like to thank you for your efforts in selling our property, 18 Whitelaw Court in Thornhill. It was important for us to find a realtor with a solid reputation and knowledge of our area. When we chose you to sell our property we knew we made the right decision. You and your staff were very professional and competent in every aspect of bringing our house to market. The fact we sold our house in just two days was wonderful and happened because of your planning and marketing skills. It was a pleasure working with you and we will certainly recommend you to anyone looking to buy/sell a property in Toronto and surrounding areas.
Renata and Dave Lumsden
Renata and Dave Lumsden
To Whom It May Concern:
Re: Michelle Schipper
I interviewed a number of real estate agents before selecting Michelle Schipper. I chose to work with her for a variety of important reasons. First, I met with one of her prior customers who praised her honesty, skill and dedication. Secondly, she listened to my needs and was always available when I had a question. Lastly, she gave me good suggestions on how I should prepare my home to maximize its selling price. Michelle said that since I had an older home, it would be helpful to have a pre-home inspection. A mold problem was detected in the basement, consequently; I was able to correct this problem before I put my home on the market. In addition, she gave me some good low cost decorating suggestions on how to highlight some of the main rooms in the house.
Through consultation and documentation on homes sold in my neighbourhood, we determined a price for my North York home. Michelle took digital pictures of my home. She advertised my home on the MLS system with a virtual tour. She made up a 4-page feature sheet with coloured pictures, she arraned an open house and sent out flyers to homes in the neighbourhood. Results: I sold my home 3 days after it went on the market and it sold for 99% of the asking price.
Michelle also assisted me in my purchase of a new home and since the new house will not be ready for a year, she is also helping me find rental accomodation. Even after the major sales were completed, Michelle has continued to follow through on all the small details. I know that in the future when I need another real estate agent I will call her.
I am a satisfied customer and I would recommend Michelle Schipper to anyone who is looking for a committed professional who can provide both service and results.
Marina Di Francesco
Marina Di Francesco
THAT WAS FAST!!! We are so thrilled about the sale of our home. Selling our townhouse for 97% of the asking price within 6 days definitely exceeds our expectations. We have truly appreciated your expertise, attention to detail and warm personality throughout this brief process. Thank-you for making the sale of our home such a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Sari and Stephen Friedman
Sari and Stephen Friedman
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work helping to sell my Aunt's house.
An estate sale can be particularly difficult and time consuming, yet your expertise and patience made the deal easier. When we first met, I was impressed with your professionalism and you did not disappoint. Your advice and suggestions helped to sell the house quickly and at a very good price. I would certainly recommend you to any person looking to sell or purchase a property.
All the best.
This year has been one hectic ride for Deborah and I, and as we pause for a few days of much needed vacation, we wanted to share our appreciation and thanks for the role that you played.
Four years ago we began an international journey, leaving behind our home, for which you know was a construction labor of love.
While we still remain on this journey, you have assisted us immensely contributing during these four years to multiple lease transactions, the purchase of two condominiums, and finally the sale of our home just a couple of months ago.
We could always count on you from both near and afar for all of our real estate needs.
You are a true professional and your contribution made our journey just a little easier.
We thank you again for all that you have done, and wish you continued success in 2013
President & CEO
Teva Americas Generics
Allan & Deborah Oberman
It is pleasure to have you as our Real Estate Agent.
Thanks for being patient yesterday.
Many thanks from my wife Teresa too.
STEAM WHISTLE BREWING
The Roundhouse – 255 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3M9
Tel: (416) 362-2337 ext. 243
Fax: (416) 362-9916
Dear Michelle and Ora,
I just wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude for the incredible job you both did executing the sale of my home. I particularly thought that the web sit you created coupled with your industry connections were instrumental in the quick sale. You made the entire process, "Painless" and you were always accomodating when it came to all my questions and concerns.
I also appreciate the great communication and dialogue that was maintained through out the process. I found you both profoundly efficient and knowledgable and your negotiation skills were "Masterful". I would highly recommend you both to all my friends and colleagues as you not only met my expectations but you exceeded them.
Best wishes to you both and continued success,
Perfect Glass & Mirror
4490 Sheppard Avenue East unit 1
phone 416 292-8889
fax 416 298-3898
October 7, 2009
Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.
2145 Avenue Rd
Dear Sir or Madam:
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thank you and to recognize the high value service provided by Michelle Schipper and Ora Sibilia, real estate sales professionals at Harvey Kalles Real Estate.
Over the years, we have experienced several real estate transactions and found it challenging to find a high value real estate agent service; understanding that this role is complex and requires individuals that not only have a keen sense of the market dynamics, and an ability to inject and execute an effective negotiation strategy but also and most importantly maintain a high level of integrity and compassion when dealing with customers in what ends up being the most important and the most emotional transaction of one’s life.
We first met Ora and Michelle during our home search process and were immediately impressed with their relationship style and willingness to create a buy and sell process that was mutually amenable to both the buyer (us) and the sellers of the home we were interested in, resulting in the purchase of our new home. With that success, we asked Michelle and Ora to sell our current home. We knew going in that their experience in the local market was still developing, however we were confident that there senior level experience with real estate transactions would certainly ensure success. The results proved impressive. Within days the real estate ‘Team’ employed an effective marketing strategy, executed flawlessly on this strategy and brought to the table multiple offers for our home. But they didn’t stop there. The ‘Team’ created a negotiation strategy and process to manage the several offers and competing real estate agents to ensure that they negotiated the best possible deal for our home. The ‘Team’ handled these negotiations with the utmost in professionalism and integrity and at every point in the process ensured that our needs and the needs of the prospective buyers were met. This resulted in the sale of our home for 101% of list price. Even more important than the price, Michelle and Ora helped us feel proud of our home and happy for the new owners. It was a win win all around. Michelle and Ora truly care about their clients and provide the highest level of service.
I highly recommend Michelle Schipper and Ora Sibilia if you are looking for professional real estate agents who truly care about you.
463 Poplar Avenue
Thank you so much for all your professional guidance in successfully selling our home. Your constructive recommendations based on current real estate market trends have given us the accurate direction and determination. We would also wish to extend our gratitude to Peter, who has always given us valuable inputs and convinced the buyer to increase his offer during the final negotiations.
We really appreciate the tremendous efforts you and Peter have put into this sale. Everything was conducted in a proper and timely matter. You and Peter are the best real estate team specializing in the Thornhill area, and we would recommend Harvey Kalles without any hesitation.
Selina and Edward Wan
Selina and Edward Wan
Dear Mr. Kalles,
We are clients of Kalles Realty and wanted to bring your notice a truly superior effort by one of your senior staff executives.
About one year ago we met Michelle Schipper presenting a property at 51 Limcombe in Thornhill. It was a chance meeting as we were driving by admiring this property that had just been listed by Michelle. Michelle noticed us and came up to the car to introduce herself. We had a brief conversation about our interest in properties in the Thornhill area and she arranged to have us see the property on Limcombe. While we were not yet ready to make an offer on this property, we continued to work with Michelle over the next year.
Michelle presented a number of properties to us throughout the year, each time refining her search until she came across a property at 5 Seincliffe Road in Thornhill. This property had everything we were looking for and Michelle went to work concluding the arrangements. It was a complex deal as Michelle had to work with another agent at your office to find a property for the vendor to buy as well. It all came together quickly and the deal was concluded to everyone's satisfaction.
Michelle also had our existing property to sell at 21 Livingstone in Thornhill. She networked with Ellie Parker of your office who had a buyer interested in our area. Together they made arrangements to put us together with the buyer and our property was sold at 100% of our asking price in one day. I understand that the buyer felt that they received great value for the dollars they offered for the property and certainnly we were very happy with the outcome.
We are in business as well and always appreciate it when a client brings to our notice an outstanding effort by one of our staff. We wanted to write to you personally to express our thanks for the superior effort put forth by Michelle. You are truly fortunate to have this individual working with you.
Martin and Carol Sugar
Martin and Carol Sugar
Dear Mr. Kalles,
I'm writing this letter to express my sincere appreciation and admiration for Mechelle Noik-Schipper, an outstanding Associate Broker.
My fiance, Steven Clayton and I requested to find a suitable home for us. We gave her the criteria and the price range and within two days, and with only seeing two homes, Michelle found us a new home at 217 Roslin Ave. She negotiated on our behalf and we were thrilled to learn that the builder had agreed to all of our terms and conditions. The house is absolutely perfect!
Once we had purchased the house I asked Michelle to sell my condo at 168 King Street East. Michelle quickly organized all of the details and had the listing complete in record time. Understanding that the condo market is a little soft at the moment, and that there are lots of condos for sale, I was not expecting a quick or easy sale. However, Michelle was very encouraging without being unrealistic, and stayed in touch constantly from the time I listed to the time I sold- all of three weeks! Not only did the condo sell in record time but it sold for exaclty the amount that I had agreed to!
To add to it all I left town for the weekend and forgot to let Michelle know. When the offer came in she had to spend considerable time and effort in trying to locate me. When she finally found me in New York State, she arranged immediately to fax me the offer and to take me through it. I took her very sound advice on what to sign and the condo sold immediately thereafter.
I am very, very pleased with Michelle's professionalism and prompt service, as well as her knowlege of the market and her ability to respond quickly. I am going to recommend Michelle to my friends and colleagues at the OSC. I hope you are proud of her! She is truly an asset to your company!
Jacqueline L. McDonald, CHRP
Director, Human Resources