In January my partner and I decided to start looking into the purchase of a house. I, like most, became addicted to looking at mls.ca. This is where I stumbled across a house I liked and decided to contact the agent that had listed it. I personally have never looked for or purchased a house so this whole experience was very new to me. The selling agent was Johanna Weaver.
Initially I was only in contact with Johanna to see the listed house but after a few email conversations both myself and my partner were so impressed with her prompt replies and honesty over the property that we decided she was perfect to help us with our buying needs.
We quickly learned how accommodating she was when it came to finding time to see houses with us. We both have very odd schedules but Johanna always worked around them! She knew our wish list through and through and made sure not to waste our time with anything that was not suitable for our need.
It wasn’t long before we found a house that peaked our curiosity. Johanna went through the details of the property, the area it was located in and the asking price thoroughly with us and helped guide us to the decision that this was not the house for us. Not long after we found our dream home! She again walked us through everything, this time more thoroughly and emphasized how the listed price was a bit high. When negotiations over price began she made sure we did not give in to the higher rate and in the end we were able to get our new home for $10,000 under asking!
As a first time home buyer I would highly recommend Johanna. She made the process not only easy but fun as well! We are now in the process of finalizing everything and she checks in on us to make sure all questions are answered and we are still happy with our decision. The over all experience from start to (almost) finish has been amazing and has far superseded all our expectations. Kind regards,
Linda (& Wayne)
"When we decided to list our house, we contacted several agents for quotes and Johanna won our business with her comprehensive, professional package. She was clear about what needed to be done to prepare our house for sale and gave us an understanding of what was happening in our unique Bloor West market. During a very stressful time preparing the house with 2 small children, her amazingly positive attitude kept us plugging along to reach our goals! Where Johanna really shone for us was during negotiations at offer time, both during the purchase of our new house and the sale of our existing house. She was shrewd and tough while at the same time very professional. Finally, Johanna continued to be a great help for us even after both sales were complete. She has a vast database of contacts to help with anything and everything to do with home ownership and moving and she's happy to share them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Johanna"
Michelle & James
Working with Johanna was a wonderful experience! She guided my husband and I through the housing market as we looked to purchase a home before the birth of our first child. Johanna's expertise and genuine care made us feel confident that we would find the perfect home for us without having to compromise. This past November, thanks to Johanna, we purchased the home where our little girl will grow up, close to parks, great schools and with easy access to the downtown core; all the key criteria we were looking for and within our budget. Johanna is an excellent agent and made our house hunting a really pleasurable experience.
As first time home buyers, we were worried that we wouldn't have the knowledge needed to make such an important decision. Johanna provided that expertise, and so much more. She was always available and willing to help us, whether it was to go look at a property, or answer a simple question over the phone. She was constantly exceeding our expectations and offering guidance at every turn. She helped the purchase of our first home be a stress free and fun experience. We couldn't be any happier.
Sean & Randi Craig
As our needs have changed with children growing up and leaving home, Johanna has helped us sell three houses and buy three others. We are now living in a wonderful smaller home that Johanna found for us.
Using Johanna as our real estate agent was such a great experience. She did the research to help price our homes and ensure that we made well thought out offers on the next house. She marketed our houses superbly in print, by her diligent use of open houses and by advising us in preparing the houses for the market. When it came to looking for a new house, she was able to pick through all the listings and find the best possible offerings for our needs. Dealing with Johanna has been a great experience. Buying and selling houses is never fun; but, with Johanna’s great attention and her support through the process, it was as painless as possible. We would definitely call Johanna if we decided to move again. She is wonderful to deal with and a true professional.
Christine and Cooper Spence
We are very happy to have met Johanna at one of her open houses. She is so easy to work with and understands your needs and wants. We started looking at the west side for homes but ended up purchasing on the east. Johanna had no problem helping us with either location. Together we found the perfect home for us and made a wonderful friend in the process.
Thank you Johanna for everything.
Jen and Rob
Our recent selling experience through Johanna was just so easy. She outlined a marketing program which led to a sale in only 1 week. Throughout this period of time we were well informed and we would have no hesitation in recommending Johanna's services to any of our friends. Thank you!
Stuart & Lynn
When we first met over a year ago we never thought, with our specific, detailed requirements, we would find a house that had all we wanted and within our price range! Now here we are, as you told us, in our dream house – making it our home.
We thank you so much for your patience as we viewed home after home. We appreciated the daily email listings and the visits to houses you made to pre-screen thus saving us time (and sanity!) as we had crazy shift-work schedules and time was precious. Your familiarity with neighbourhood’s and advice in inspecting and pricing was most valuable.
Thank you as well for the gift of the desk and bookcase from the previous owner, on which we’re writing this letter. What a generous, welcome addition to our home.
We’d be happy to recommend you to our friends and family and be a reference to future clients.
Laura & Mark