Ford & Chris came highly recommended to me from a close friend – and boy, they didn’t disappoint. I had a discouraging experience with another real estate agent who really didn’t seem like they wanted to sell my house. Ford & Chris were the exact opposite. They put together a great listing with professional photography and detailed lists of improvements. They juggled our tenants schedules and requests and were able to show the property to many prospective buyers. Their communication with me, my tenants and the buyers was top notch. Daily updates, complicated negotiation of multiple peoples’ schedules – they handled it all with ease! Ultimately, our primary goal was achieved which was to sell the house for a good price. They did this brilliantly, and then even got us a little bit more!
I first got in touch with Ford and Chris when selling my home was a vague idea that I was only 50% committed to. When they came for the valuation meeting I casually mentioned that I would make my decision in the new year (a few months down the road). As soon as January rolled around, they checked in to see how my decision was coming along and if there was anything further they could do to help. This perfectly-timed and non-pushy follow up set the tone for our entire business relationship as they were flawless from start to finish. Their communication is consistent and direct, their opinions are well-informed and thoughtfully delivered and their attention to detail is second to none. Adding in their killer design team and the support of Andrea in the office, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. It also didn’t hurt that we managed to sell my condo well over asking! I’ve already sung their praises to anyone who will listen and will happily continue to do so.
As first time home buyers, you rely heavily on your realtor to guide you through the process. We’re fortunate to have found Ford and Chris to support us every step of the way. We had a very short timeframe within which we wanted to purchase. Ford and Chris got us exactly what we wanted on budget and within our time frame. They were responsive regardless of the time of day and went out of their way to explain the intricacies of the home buying process. We’d absolutely recommend Ford and Chris to our friends and family.
Adam and Becky
Purchasing your first home in the Toronto Market is not a simple task, and one we would not have ever accomplished without the expert help and Chris and Ford. They are exceedingly knowledgeable, hard-working, friendly, and most of all trustworthy – a trait we found to be lacking in most of their peers. They were always available to us in spite of our crazy schedules and have a terrific sense of humour that is invaluable, and especially welcome to help ease the tensions of the search. Without Chris and Ford’s tireless efforts we would not have been able to find our home, and get it for the best price. We couldn’t imagine the process without having Chis and Ford to guide us through, and we won’t hesitate for a moment to work with them in the future. We couldn’t possibly recommend them any more highly to help with the purchase of a property….really, truly.
Naya and Tristan
Dundas Street East
We first contacted the Thurston Olsen team a few years ago on a friend’s recommendation after months of house hunting turned up no results. Immediately we were impressed by Chris and Ford’s knowledge of the Leslieville neighbourhood, drive to deliver client satisfaction, and upbeat attitude. Just weeks later, Chris and Ford had helped us successfully purchase a great home. Fast forward a few years and we were back on the hunt for a home, eventually landing on a multi-unit property. The nature of the property made every aspect more complex, yet Chris & Ford were attentive and patient, always looking out for our best interests, and went above and beyond to make the transaction as seamless as possible. Moreover, they did a fantastic job selling our home. They staged and prepared it for sale with as little disruption to our lives as possible. They counselled us on the best sales strategy, executed it to a T, and ultimately delivered results exceeding our expectations. We regularly let our friends and family know how much we like our agents (which apparently is rare in this city!) and gladly refer them to anyone.
Olivia and Matt
I can’t praise Ford and Chris (the Thurston Olsen team) highly enough. They are dedicated, knowledgeable, hardworking, and do it all with panache and style while keeping it down to earth. They went above and beyond for us and brought in amazing results! After working with them to put our house on the market, we found ourselves wishing we could embark on another project with them right away. These guys are simply the best out there.
I had a great experience working with Chris and Ford. I live in another province and was buying in Toronto. Chris and Ford were my eyes and did all of the home viewings and leg work. They made the process quite easy and I trusted them both to give me their honest opinion since I was unavailable to see properties myself. They did a great job and given my unusual situation went out of their way to make things happen. Needless to say I am very pleased to have worked with them.
Gerrard Street East
I’m extremely happy I made the decision to use Chris and Ford to sell my multi-unit income property. They put together a fabulous marketing and information package with everything laid out perfectly for buyers to easily see all the details they need. They really know how to capitalize on visual presentation and fine details that beautifully display your property to buyers. They are also very organized, hardworking, knowledgeable and confident. It was truly a great experience using The Thurston Olsen Team. I would strongly recommend them to my family and friends!
The Thurston Olsen Team is unstoppable! When selling our first home and buying our next home, every expectation was surpassed, from staging our home with a keen eye for detail and emphasizing what a buyer wants, to handling the purchase of our new property. Ford and Chris worked extremely hard to get us the best possible purchase and sale price leaving us smiling from ear to ear. We would recommend these two to anybody with confidence. Again thanks Ford and Chris, you guys gave us the best experience possible!
Tristan and Rebbecca
When deciding to sell my loft, I will admit I was really sad about it. I never expressed it, seeing that it was a good thing to do, but one always becomes attached to the memories. Chris and Ford were unaware of this little fact, but in some way they made me less sad. Maybe because I saw how hard they worked. They were tireless in their efforts and they truly are the nicest gentlemen you will ever meet. In some strange way, I think selling my loft was the best thing that ever happened, because I got to work with the best real estate agents, Ford Thurston and Chris Olsen.
The Thurston Olsen Real Estate team was recommended to us through professional colleagues.
Chris and Ford made our move from a small town to the city an easy transition.
As first time home buyers we were initially nervous, but were made comfortable with the knowledge and professionalism they displayed.
Being a couple in the building design industry we were particular about our needs. However, in less than 2 weeks Chris and Ford were able to find us the perfect loft in Leslieville! They were extremely hard working, putting in extra time addressing our questions above and beyond typical real estate duties.
It is without question that we would recommend the Thurston Olsen Real Estate team to our friends and family, and will be keeping them as contacts in our next real estate endeavour.
Salina and Jason
While buying a new home can sometimes be stressful, our experience was made easy with Ford and Chris at the helm! We were very impressed with their professionalism and the fact that they always had our best interest in mind. They are very personable and fun to work with, and made us feel comfortable every step of the way. Ford and Chris are a knowledgeable team with their fingers on the pulse of the real estate scene in Toronto. They understood exactly what we were looking for and were dedicated to helping us find it. I would recommend the Thurston Olsen Team to anyone looking to buy or sell in Toronto!
Jake and Lisa
De Grassi Street
The best real estate team Leslieville has to offer!
When starting our search for our first home we were recommended to the Thurston Olsen Team through a friend. We knew from our first showing with them that they were going to take very good care of us!
They were always knowledgeable about the listing we were going to see as well as the neighbourhood and all the amenities the property had to offer. As first time home buyers we had a lot of questions and they were able to answer all of them!
Ford and Chris make a great team and are very passionate about their work. They were always able to lend their professional opinion on neighbourhoods and property values. We never felt any pressure from them and they always took notes, listened to our likes and dislikes and made sure to always take those comments into account when showing us the next listing.
We know that when the time comes to sell our home they will have the same passion and dedication they displayed when finding us our first home. We will, without a doubt, be turning to the Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team for our next journey in real estate!
Erin and Daniel
Queen Street East