Testimonials




TESTIMONIALS

What Our Clients Say

Ecko Jay Realty’s agents take pride in their ability to listen to their vendors with care, to put them at ease and to form a tailor-made marketing plan that will take into account every aspect of the vendor’s needs and hopes. Below you can find the letters from our clients and/or fill out the form to the right to leave your own testimonial.

July 24, 2018

Dear Ecko and Ecko’s Team,

Sora and I would like to thank you very much for all your hard work. Thanks to your professional service, we could sell our house smoothly within a week, which is an unbelievable outcome in the current slow Toronto housing market.

We rented out our house, so it was empty and your team did a lot of work to prepare our house for sale. They staged the house and arranged gardening, window cleaning and photograph, and so on. Your team were professionalism itself. All the services they provided were just PERFECT! Staging was perfect, photos were amazing, our garden became clean and pleasant, and the brochure was also perfect. In addition, we cannot still believe that all this perfection was done within 4 days. Your team was extremely efficient and well organized in performing each task. We were very much impressed.

We also like working with you because you are very reliable. You were always available and responsive to our email and call. You always shared with us all the information and your insightful opinions as an expert in this area. Due to this reason, it was very comfortable to work with you and we could fully rely on you during the process.

Overall, we should say we were so lucky to have you and your team and would highly and unreservedly recommend you to any future clients who consider selling their house in our area.

- Sora and Min

June 26, 2018

Dear Ecko,

We would like to thank you once again for all your hard work in selling our home. Your high standards, your market insight and your determination to sell were what really made it all come together.

When we drove by our old neighbourhood a couple of weeks ago and saw all the “For Sale” signs still standing on many neighbouring houses, we were reminded of how truly lucky we were to have had you on our side in this tough market. We had to make some tough decisions in an unpredictable market and you were nothing but patient and accommodating. We really appreciate those qualities and looking back we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.

Thank you and your amazing team for a job well done. We look forward to working with you again and again!

- Farzana & Zubair

November 17, 2016

Dear Ecko and Team:

Just a note to thank you and your team for selling our house on Sonata earlier this month in such a short time.

As you know, I am in business and often deal with consultants and ‘suppliers’ (which you clearly are not). I can honestly say that, in terms of the level of service, skill, sheer competence and sincere desire to help, it is rare indeed to have such a positive experience. Clearly, there is a reason why Ecko Jay Realty sells more homes in the Banbury area than any realtor – and, from what I hear, by quite a margin.

Your team – your own staff, the de-cluttering company, the decorator you brought in – all worked so well together.

Everyone, of course, wants to realize the full value of their home. I doubt that there are many agents out there who have the level of negotiating skills to deliver a true win on that value virtually every time.

But what really sold us on your approach was that, from the start, you had a clear idea of how you wanted to present our property to the market – what we needed to do to it, the presentation, the price and so on — and then you made it your personal mission to deliver! We knew then that we were in good hands.

There are many realtors out there. Like most people, we wanted to find an agent who was totally committed to us. Well, that’s Ecko Jay.

- Al and Sheila Hay

May 31, 2018

Dear Ecko,

Thank you for your hard work and dedication in selling our home. We are extremely pleased with the entire process; from our first meeting, to listing the house, to scheduling showings, to the negotiations and finally closing the deal. We appreciated you going through all of the paper work line by line and ensuring that we understood everything before making a final decision.

Knowing that you have many years of experience and thoroughly understand the real estate market, put us at ease and we truly felt that you were continuously looking out for our best interests. We thank you for always being available to answer our questions promptly. Both you and your team of agents and administrative support staff team were very professional and helpful.

We would definitely recommend you to our friends, family and colleagues and we know that they will receive the same exceptional service.

- Annie & Steve

April 24, 2018

Now that the “SOLD” sign is out on the front yard for more than a week I felt that I have never thanked you enough what you did for us. Starting with your first visit when you so clearly outlined to us what we should expect, honestly describing the difficulties we will have to face, and suggesting what we should do. All these turned out as you told us, and having been prepared the difficulties were not as difficult as expected. Thanks to you for that.

We greatly benefited from your thorough knowledge of the market in our district, not only in what to expect, but also how to market. We thank you for that. We also have to thank you for obtaining for our house the maximum price under the present market conditions.

Lastly, we thank you for your honesty and good humour.

- Ivan Lieszkowszky

November 14, 2017

Dear Ecko,

Since my wife and I moved to the Parkwoods-Donalda area a few years ago, I took a keen interest in our surrounding housing market along with the listing agents who posted them.

There were a few that stood out in the area for consistently bringing in over-asking prices. One of them was Ecko Jay whose team I met a few times at various open houses. Everyone was always on the ball and responded to all my inquiries with the utmost sense of urgency.

When my wife and I had our first son it was time to look for a home closer to our family so we decided to put our house up for sale. We interviewed a few agents, and Ecko Jay and his team stood out. The afternoon I called Ecko, his team dropped off brochures within hours and Mr Jay himself made time the same evening to take a look at our house.

What I liked about him was when he arrived, he got down to business and laid out a clear strategy of how our house would go on the market. Other agents would talk endlessly about the properties they sold over asking and not really get into specifics as to what they would do for us to maximize our selling price. Ecko Jay openly told us what he’s good at (negotiating) and what his team is good at (keeping him organized..ha!). He made us feel we were in good hands and his team would do whatever possible to make selling our house as easy as possible with a small child.

When offer night came, I saw firsthand what made him a great Agent. His calmness and persistence help negotiate a record breaking offer on our street. Ecko Jay did what he said and his planning ensured we wouldn’t run into surprises. We enjoyed working with him and would recommend him to anyone selling a house.

Thanks Ecko and the Team for doing an amazing job!

- Ashish Dua and Lalita Khanna

The Ecko Jay team experience for us was an awesome combination of human empathy, friendly service, integrity and total professionalism. Everyone on the team clearly knew what they were doing and were super nice while they were doing it. We were selling my parents house at the peak of the sellers’ market in early 2017 and I was struck by the professionalism and competence of the Ecko Jay team compared to all the other agents we encountered. I cannot imagine listing with anyone else other than Ecko Jay in today’s challenging market.

- Ian MacLeod

Hi Ecko,

We researched our area for Realtor options in the Don Mills area when we decided to sell our home of 31 years. After considering a number of realtors we chose Ecko Jay Realty Ltd.

We were very impressed with what Ecko said they would do to get the best selling price for our home and they delivered throughout the entire selling process.

We really liked the Ecko Jay team. They were always there when we had questions and assisted us with all the little things to get our home ready for the sale.

We were also very impressed with the negotiation skills of the team when it came down to closing the sale.

Thank you Ecko Jay team for everything you did to make this journey both a personal and professional experience.

- John & Linda Rorabeck

Hi Ecko,

I cannot begin to thank you enough for your advice and guidance over the past few weeks. Since I only dip into the housing market once every 60 years or so I, personally, relied heavily on your advice and expertise. You did not disappoint me and stepped up to the plate with every questions or query that we had regarding the sale of 9 Tangmere Road.

It has been a very busy 3-3 1/2 weeks and we are happy with the results of everyone’s efforts. So happy I did not list the house a year ago as we had planned… delighted to hear that we may have dodged a bullet later this month.

Last, but not least, happy to have the extra couple of months to enjoy our beautiful home as we prepare for condo living. You and your staff are outstanding and we would certainly recommend you to others in the neighbourhood.

Thank you very much.

- Shirley Shelby

October 30, 2017

Having lived in our house for 58 years made it difficult to realize in advance the process and feelings involved when we decided to sell in the Spring of 2017.

On the advice of our grown children we listed with Ecko Jay.

What followed was some rather delightful interchanges. Both Ecko Jay and his staff really enjoy their work and certainly understand their clients and their goals. Although we sold just at the time the housing market had quite a shake up, Ecko Jay’s decisions highlighted that this real estate company has the experience to handle surprises.

Our goals were reached and we have no regrets and some pretty nice memories of our interactions with Ecko Jay and his staff.

Thank you. Job well done.

- Ed and Marj Osborne

August 21, 2017

Ecko,

I wanted to write you and your team a short note to thank you for managing the sale of our house.

You have built a well-oiled, efficient team that really took a lot of the stress out of this transaction for us. Selling a house, in our case after 47 years, is not a task we really understood.

When I was thinking about what I wanted in a listing agent, I did not realize all the things you and your team would do for us. The first was finding us a place to go, but more importantly it was coordinating and communicating the open houses, organizing the house, and even after the sale meeting with the purchaser or their contractors for site inspections.

We really felt that we were dealing with a team that knew what they were doing – especially with the little things that could have added lots of stress to the process. It also was great that you negotiated us a great price for the house and we appreciate your expertise in the closing process.

And lastly, please give a big thank you to the girls in the office. They are always available and supportive when we reached out to them.

You have a great team!!!!

- Scott Cameron

May 26, 2017

Dear Ecko and team,

Thank you so much for all you have done for us. You and your team did an amazing job. My family and I really appreciate it. My father already went back to China, and he wants to say “Thank you”.

It is not easy for all of us, but we are so lucky to have you helping us on this. Your professionalism and skills made it happen. You and your team are so amazing and special. I am telling all my friends and family that you and your team should be their first option if they need to buy or sell a property. We experienced a lot this time and only made one right decision that we found you to be our listing agent finally.

We should have come to you at the very beginning. You turned a very stressful situation to a happy ending. We all know that’s the best we can do in this market.

We knew Ecko Jay has a track record of selling houses above market price, but it is only after he sold our house for us that we understood why. It is your absolute integrity, honesty and professionalism that makes you so powerful in negotiating.

I am pretty sure that we will meet again someday. Many thanks again to Alyssa, Mitra and the whole team.

- Sophia and Zijian Xiong

February 27, 2017

Hello Ecko Jay,

On behalf of Dave and I, I wanted to reach out and thank you for your tremendous service.

Your staff is a pleasure to work with. They made the entire selling experience very easy on us. Between the ladies in your office who were in touch with us during the whole process to the agents who came to the house to help us with many of the other aspects of selling a house. Their service removed all possible anxiety and made the whole process very easy. As well the contacts your company had for us to work with including house staging were very professional and easy to work with. Lastly, I want to thank you personally for the fantastic job you yourself did on the final night with you heading the pricing negotiations. Your professionalism and negotiation skills made the evening go very quickly and painlessly. We were extremely pleased with the result.

Please feel free to have any potential clients reach out to us directly should they wish to get a reference from a very satisfied customer.

My best wishes to you and your staff.

- Marilyn and Dave

December 2, 2016

When we initially picked Ecko Jay to sell our house, we chose him for all the obvious reasons his well established presence in our neighbourhood and reputation for selling houses at above asking prices.

As we worked more closely together during the sales process, we finally learned about Ecko’s secret sauce – his team! Ecko’s team worked like clock¬work: they knew the sales process inside out and were able to execute per their stated plan; their experience and expertise really showed as they were able to anticipate most of the questions and issues we had; and during the odd times they had to make adjustments, they would do so with professionalism and courtesy.

In short, Ecko’s team made an emotionally charged process such a painless and enjoyable journey! We look forward to working with Ecko’s team again and again in the future.

- Rebecca and Garry

November 29, 2016

Dear Mr. Ecko Jay and Team,

Hope this email finds you well. Peter, Josh and I would like to thank you and your team for your great services. We thought making this decision in selling our home would be a very difficult one. We have lived here for 19 years and it is the only home our son has known. Thankfully, you and your team not only made it an easy and painless process, we found your team to be very professional with no surprises from beginning to end.

We would not hesitate to refer you to our family and friends.

- Peter, Nancy and Joshua Figura

November 28, 2016

Dear Ecko and Team

Jamie and I just wanted to thank you for your professionalism, efficiency and patience with the sale of our house! As it was our first home, we had many questions about the process, pricing strategy, and the timing (winter, spring etc.). Ecko, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions (and many follow up questions).

Everyone we interacted with on the team (photographer, office team, supporting agent) were extremely professional and ensured a smooth process each step of the way. We also appreciated the market updates as we prepared our house for sale.

We were extremely pleased to see the house sell within one week and to have achieved our target number which Ecko actually increased in the final weeks before listing!

Despite the fact that many people describe the sale of your house being one of the most stressful events in your life, Ecko you were somehow able to keep it light-hearted and fun right down to the final signature. You are clearly an expert in your field and we would highly recommend your services to our friends and family. Thank you for partnering with us on the sale of our home.

- Sonia Mayer and Jamie Cappelli

October, 2016

Ecko and his team got the job done – on time, on spec, on budget. No need for a prospective seller to know more.

However, if you have time to read…

Ecko and his team were a pleasure to work with. A professional standard that is above the norm. Integrity is so important when dealing with a family home and there was never any doubt that we were being treated well. Ecko himself is an elegant man, who is clearly very knowledgeable, connected, and honest.

Ecko and his team are straightforward about the strengths and opportunities with a house sale. They go out of their way to ensure everything is understood, that the house will show at its best. Our pictures, showings, and offer night were delivered as promised.

Results matter too. On this aspect, Ecko overdelivered. We are very happy with the outcome. The process of completing the offer was fair – all prospective buyers knew the rules and were treated equitably.

We know we’re handing over a great house that the buyers will be happy with. Our expectations were exceeded.

- Veronica & Rick

April, 2016

Just a small note to say a Big heartfelt thank you to Ecko and the entire team from our family!

Thank you for understanding and respecting the level of stress that goes along with selling your home. You all make it look so easy but we know it’s a lot of work and takes a lot of expertise……that’s where Ecko comes in!

Ecko we thank you and appreciate all your hard work and support. You always go above and beyond for your clients. You made the entire process seamless.

Houses don’t sell themselves…..you are truly an expert in your field! We will talk soon, thank you again.

- Sally, John and Family

January, 2016

After making the decision to sell, Ecko Jay was the consummate professional on whom to rely. The house sold in one week for over the asking price, bringing fifteen offers. His guidance was invaluable during the process, as was his kindness, sincerity and respect in wanting the very best outcome possible for everyone involved.

His knowledge of the Don Mills/Banbury neighbourhood is undisputed.

Ecko’s staff are remarkable, keeping the entire process moving seamlessly along, experienced at what they do.

I would not hesitate to recommend Ecko Jay Realty. He truly loves his job, it shows and it gets results.

- Twyla

May 17, 2015

Why We Chose Ecko Jay to Sell Our Home

To put it simply, because he is a mensch. Let me explain.

Many years ago, when our son was younger, he was very interested in anything to do with interior design and architecture. We began visiting open houses in our area when he was about 13 years old. We met many real estate agents over the years. We were always very honest and told them we had no intention of buying anything. Some of them were indifferent, some were cold and some were downright rude. And then one day we met Ecko. What a breath of fresh air! He welcomed us warmly and engaged us in conversation. He was genuinely interested in my sons thoughts. He sparked Michael’s passion and encouraged him to follow his dreams. I told him that day that when I sell my house, I will use him as my agent. And we kept our word.

Since then, our son has gone on to obtain a Bachelors degree in Interior design and is now completing his double masters degree in architecture and landscape architecture.

Ecko sold both our parents homes and, just recently, our house. He handled the sales with his usual finesse – a mixture of kindness and experience that generates total trust.

A mensch is a Jewish word that is not easy to translate but basically it is this – a person of integrity and honour, someone with character, rectitude and dignity, someone with a sense of what is right. That is Ecko.

- Roslyn Shafir and Steven Ockrant