As first time home buyers my husband and I were nervous, particular, and slow. It took us almost two years to finally purchase our first home and Chris and Ford patiently and expertly guided us through the crazy Toronto real estate market. They provided us with every detail we asked for and were always there at the drop of hat to go to an open house or private showing. We finally found our perfect home and our offer was skillfully negotiated and handled with the utmost professionalism during a global pandemic. We are so happy with our new home and couldn’t be more thankful to Chris and Ford.
Stefany and Nikola
Ford and Chris are hands down the best! 7 years ago they helped us purchase our first home and we knew without a doubt when we were ready to buy and sell this time they were the right guys for the job! They helped guide us in purchasing our new home in many ways. They knew the market, the neighbourhood and provided sound advice along the way. When it came time to sell they handled everything seamlessly. The marketing material was unlike anything we’ve seen before and surely helped with the great sale of our condo. Every step of the way we were confident and secure in our decisions and that’s all thanks to Ford and Chris!
Erin and Daniel
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!