|Adele McGovern & Phil Cunliffe|
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage
I spoke to a ton of agents before signing with Phil and Adele. In fact, I even tried Property Guys and it didn't work. The reason being, nobody else saw the value in my property the way that Phil and Adele did. They were the first (and only) party that believed that my property was worth more than what the optics and analysis said, and they had the courage to list it at a value that I agreed with. Their strategy to stage my place, in the perfect way possible, worked. My place looked like the price tag, and that is why it sold. I couldn't be happier with their service, kindness, professionalism, and their ability to succeed in getting me the price that I wanted for my property! Thank you, both!
Adele and Phil quickly transformed our home by overseeing the renovation of our only bathroom into an appealing space, and prepared the whole house so that it would be attractive to the most buyers possible. We are thrilled that we sold over list price in a week, and achieved the highest sale price ever of a two storey property with just one bathroom in our whole area
We had listed our home on MLS for a total of 347 days with 3 different agents over a period of almost 2 years yet did not receive even one offer. We knew that our family home of over 30 years was located in a very high demand neighborhood within walking distance to the subway, and had many other positive attributes sought out by prospective buyers so we were left feeling exhausted and confused about why we did not even receive one offer while it had been listed. We had deep feelings of apprehension about putting our house back on the market but we had decided to downsize after our children had moved out. We had also decided that we needed to enlist the help of realtors who could offer a fresh perspective to our home’s new listing. After interviewing a number of realtors we hired Adele and Phil to sell our home, and within a week they had made some bold changes, and enhanced our home’s appeal for its reintroduction to the market. We were very happy with the work they did for us, and appreciated their regular communication with us throughout this process. They were open to listening to our concerns and frustrations about the previous attempts to sell our home; they were very understanding, as well as optimistic.
We were thrilled to sell our home in just 8 days with Adele and Phil’s help, and wish we had called them first!
Hiring real estate sales representatives PHIL CUNLIFFE & ADELE MCGOVERN from REMAX WEST REALTY INC., Brokerage
was the smartest move that I have made. The last broker couldn`t even get us an offer. Phil and Adele came and did a professional job staging our home, so much so that our house sold in days for WELL ABOVE ($122,000 over) our asking price.
Thanks again for all your help in not only selling our home but assisting in getting me a new place to call home!
Our neighbor, Oscar, referred Adele and Phil to us.
Initially we had planned to keep our Etobicoke house for rent but, at the last minute, we changed our minds and decided to sell.
First, Adele and Phil provided us with a very detailed analysis about our home's market value. Second, they spent time preparing and staging the house. Third, they got the house quickly onto the market and promoted it with maximum exposure. We were thrilled to get multiple offers, and the house was sold in one week.
We had observed some of our neighbors houses listed for a long time, with no interested buyers. Some of them even listed more than one time. We also saw agents listing house prices much lower than its market value, and after the house sold, they advertised they sold it at big price (but they had listed way below its market value).
We are so lucky to have Adele and Phil's support. We are impressed by their dedication, professionalism, and kindness. They are honest, and they have a very good understanding of the real estate market. Even though we got multiple offers, they were fair to all of the buyers as well as to us, the sellers. On the offer night, Phil made the final deal between the buyers multiple offers in just one hour, which is unbelievable. The final sold price is over our expectation. It is $50,000 higher than any other house on our street. We love their staging work; it completely enhanced the house's layout, and attracted the buyers from first sight.
We purchased our new home one day before Adele and Phil put our house for sale on the market. You might think that would be so much pressure on selling the house, but everything was completely under their control, and they kept it stress-free for us.
Phil and Adele made the "buy" and "sell" seamless; we were completely worry free during the entire process.
We will definitely recommend Adele and Phil to all of our friends and family, and will have them as act as our agents again next time!
The first listing on our property with another agent expired after a few months on the market. It was so frustrating. We had only one offer in that whole period, and it was way too low to even consider.
We hired Phil and Adele to sell our home for us, and it was sold for 100% list price after one day on the market!
Phil and Adele kept their promise to sell our home fast, and for the highest price possible. I wish I had met them earlier. I highly recommend their services to every home owner who wants to sell fast, and for the most money possible.
After spending time getting to know our needs, Adele showed us some very interesting investment opportunities in Toronto. Adele always made herself available for showings. After making extensive comparisons between available properties, We were ultimately sold on one of Adele and Phil's own listings. We found Adele to be professional, fair, respectful, and very effective in the property search process, as well as in the negotiations with the sellers on our behalf. As out-of-towners, we were unsure of the area in Toronto in which we wanted to buy, but through Adele’s experience as a realtor, and her knowledge of the city, she was able to help us navigate the properties, and narrow our search. We are very happy investors, and anticipate purchasing another investment property with their expertise again in the near future.
I have had real estate agents in the past that made me question their role in selling a house but Adele and Phil changed my mind. We would not have sold our home without them. They provided invaluable advise on staging, changes and upgrades that were required to sell it. They also provided effective guidance with reference to our difficult tenant during the period of sale. In addition to their extraordinary efforts on advertising and Open Houses, they also following up with each showing to get the feedback we needed to sell it. Adele and Phil gave us expert advice that helped us save money on staging and upgrades, and that ultimately helped us make even more money on the sale of our home.
Our home sold in just 4 days with multiple offers. Last year we had our home listed with another agent for 4 months and we had only 1 unacceptable offer.
This time was a completely different experience; Adele and Phil took the time to explain the process and they were confident that we would sell our house for our asking price.
Adele and Phil were very honest and professional about the things that needed to be done to get the house ready for market. They worked tirelessly to make our home marketable to the most buyers.
We were beyond words to explain the feeling when our home sold for $48,000.00 over the asking price and in just 4 days!!!!!
Adele and Phil are the best agents and I recommend them to everyone!!!!
Lisa & Peter Ettinger
First off we would like to thank Phil for his patience and understanding during a very stressful time while house hunting. Phil is a very generous, calm and understanding individual who always puts his clients first. He always made time to accommodate us no matter what other appointments he may have had. When asked a question, he always had an answer almost immediately. When asked for detailed information on a matter, he would provide verbal information and if written documents were needed he would provide them as well. A very professional and well-mannered individual to have as an agent. We have recommended Phil to our friends who have utilized his services and would highly recommend him to others as well without a second thought. Phil, we thank you again for all your help.
We are so thankful to have been referred to Phil and Adele for our first home purchase. At the onset of our search, Phil spent more time with us than we were expecting to help us determine what we really wanted. He spent many Saturday's with us as we narrowed in on the area of the city that suited us best and helped to guide us by expertly managing our expectations. Phil made himself readily available for us at anytime and was a superior communicator throughout the entire search.
When we finally got to the offer stage, Phil guided us through the step by step process and used his experience to close our home purchase in a swift and professional manner. We were thrilled at the level of expertise and experience both Phil and Adele were able to provide and will continue to use them and refer them business in the future. We enjoyed spending our Saturday's searching the city with Phil and since our purchase, have enjoyed our new home in the Beaches! Please do yourself a favour and contact Phil if you are looking for a realtor - you won't be disappointed!
My husband and I had an excellent experience working with Phil to find our new home. As first time buyers, Phil provided a wealth of knowledge and sound advice, helping us to secure the first house we made an offer on - within our budget! We found Phil to be knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful at all times and will be recommending Adele and Phil's services to all of our house hunting friends!
Adele, Just wanted to say how much I appreciated the time and effort that you and Phil put into listing and selling my home.
As you are aware, a previous Realtor had my home for sale for over two and one-half months with very few showings and only one unacceptable offer during that timeframe.
You came in and staged the home, then put it on MLS with the difference in the showing of the home between the previous Broker and yours being like day and night.
Both you and Phil put a lot of work into making the home presentable to prospective buyers which resulted in the home being sold in just over one week.
I would recommend your services to anyone who was interested in selling their home.
Again many thanks, John
Over the years I have bought and sold a number of properties with Phil and Adele. They have ranged from single family detached homes, townhouses, and income properties, to condos. I have always made these financial decisions based, in large part, on their expert advice. I have enjoyed very generous returns on all of these investments due to their extensive research prior to my purchases, and their in-depth consultations regarding planned improvements on the properties. In addition, they are actively involved in ensuring the properties look their best when I decide to sell, guaranteeing the highest sale price for my properties. My long term goals continue to include the acquisition of more properties, with the involvement of Phil and Adele's expert real estate guidance. I highly recommend them to anyone thinking of buying and selling.
Buying my first home in this city was the scariest thing for me, but I am so grateful for having Phil by my side. He made the whole experience very smooth, and positive. He took the time to understand my goals, evaluated my needs, and wasted no time searching for the perfect property.
Since it was my first home purchase, I had a million questions, and Phil took the time to explain everything. He was very patient, honest, and broke everything down for me. I can honestly say there were no surprises at the end, it was a smooth process all of the way.
Thank you Phil, for all your professionalism, patience and hard work. You really went above and beyond, and exceeded all of my expectations. I Look forward to working with you again in the future, and will continue to recommend you to absolutely EVERYONE!
I had my investment property listed with another agent for almost 4 months. I didn't receive one offer. I enlisted Phil's help after meeting with him at his office. He made expert recommendations regarding much needed changes (painting and lighting), and then staged the property for me. I SOLD the property for 100% of the list price right away. I am thrilled that I received the price I hoped for. Phil did every single thing that he promised, and MORE! I will continue to trust Phil's expert opinion, and highly recommend his real estate services.
Since we were both so busy with work and our kids, we needed help to get our house ready to sell. We had so much “stuff’” and we didn’t know where to put it, or what to do with it all. Phil and Adele's team completely reorganized our living space, stored everything that didn’t fit in, and then completely furnished our house so it looked like somebody’s dream home. and they kept it all very light with their positive sense of humor, and our house sold for what we hoped.
I relocated from Tokyo to Toronto. Phil began assisting me with my relocation six months in advance of my arrival, sending me details of a wide variety of listing, covering a range of prices and neighborhoods. Every bit of feedback I gave Phil was incorporated into a new batch of listings he sent, and his patience seemed almost limitless. When I arrived in Toronto and began house hunting I felt confident that I knew what I wanted, where I wanted to live, and how much I could expect to pay. The advance legwork and time commitment paid off and I found a house in our first weekend of viewings. This was my first house purchase and I was amazed at how stress-free the experience was. I could not think of a more trustworthy person to have at my side through the experience. Thanks, Phil!
Phil helped me and my partner buy two homes in Toronto in the past three years. His confidence, patience, and sense of humour made the experiences much less stressful that we’d ever expected. Phil is an efficient agent with a lot of integrity; we’d use him again in a second.
Phil helped me with my first real estate purchase. I had a lot of questions and Phil was great at providing and finding out the answers for me. He took me to see so many places and was able to give me invaluable input on the properties’ pros and cons. Phil was flexible with his time to accommodate my schedule, and was wonderful at explaining all the paperwork. He made the process seem simple. I am very happy with my new home and look forward to living here for a while. Thanks, Phil!
Phil helped me purchase an investment property in Toronto. Phil took the time to determine exactly what my needs and goals were. Then he provided me with a number of alternatives to choose from. I was so impressed I ask Phil to sell me another property. Again, his depth of knowledge, attention to detail, proved to be invaluable. When I am in the market again, I will turn to Phil
I am extremely grateful to both Phil and Adele for their experience and knowledge of the real estate market. With their guidance, support, and brilliant staging skills our property was viewed by a focused group of interested parties. The end result was a prompt sale that surpassed our expectations.
Adele and Phil had a vision for our home, and how best to showcase it so that it would appeal to the most prospective buyers and get the highest price possible. They worked so hard to make sure that we would be happy with the results. On offer night we were amazed to sell our house for 222k above the list price in less than a week. We are so happy with their expert guidance, hard work, and dedication to the sale of our home.
Our family hired Adele and Phil to handle the sale of our Mother's Kingsway house. We were so impressed with their friendly, professional manner.
They responded immediately to our need to get the house on the market as soon as possible. Within a week they had painted and staged a very tired looking house into a warm, happy home. The house looked very good, and because of that it sold in just 8 days.
Adele and Phil helped us to clean up and get rid of the old things from the basement. Their help was certainly ABOVE AND BEYOND the norm. We cannot say enough good things about this wonderful couple who made our job so much easier!
We are so pleased and happy with the way they handled everything. We appreciate everything they have done for us.
My husband and I have purchased/sold a few homes in the past 10 years but never have we had such commendable service until Adele McGovern and Phil Cunliffe. Their professionalism was exemplary, even throughout the most stressful moments of the sale process. I most value the constant communication Adele provided every step of the way, even for the smallest things. I would also be remiss if I didn't mention Adele's flare for decor!!!!
Phil and Adele transformed our Alderwood home from beautiful to spectacular, saving us a large sum of money with a 3rd party staging company. Adele is very knowledgeable of the real estate market and has a wonderful way of counselling a home owner /buyer through the process providing advice along the way.
We are moving to the US, but if we return to Canada, we will certainly retain Phil and Adele when seeking another home in Toronto! Thanks to you both!!
Adele McGovern and Phil Cunliffe are the best real estate professionals I have ever encountered. I recently enlisted the help of Adele and Phil to sell my home after it was on the market for 3 months with another agent. The difference in the approach of Adele and Phil to the business of selling my house, to the previous agent, was like night and day. Adele and Phil are competent professionals who understand the dynamics of selling the house, starting with putting their hearts and souls in the preparation/presentation of the house for sale, by enhancing and paying attention to details. They have a proactive approach of getting showings and following up, and then incorporating feedback to continuously improve the property. Adele and Phil are also hard working professionals who organized OPEN HOUSE EVENTS and marketed my house aggressively, and diligently.
In my particular case, Adele and Phil SOLD my house twice. It was an unfortunate case when the first buyer defaulted on the deal days before closing. I must commend Adele and Phil for their professionalism and perseverance in handling this crisis, despite the huge setback for them (and for me). They arranged expeditiously the RELEASE and then re-listed the house on the market.
Any professionals should be judged mainly in moments of crisis and I must say that Adele and Phil’s conduct during this crisis was EXEMPLARY. They came out of the crisis, started the process all over again and sold my house again, in record time. I also want to laud their hard working ethics, calm demeanor, disarming personalities and their sense of home aesthetics.
Based on my experiences working with Adele and Phil, I believe that Adele and Phil are best agents in the Toronto area, and I recommend them wholeheartedly.
Our home sold in just one week in multiple offers after hiring Adele and Phil to sell our property. Just before this sale, we had bought one of their listings before it even went on the market, and we needed to get top dollar for our home. They helped us make some changes to our home, and as a result we were very happy to have it sold quickly with multiple offers. After we moved into our new home Phil even oversaw the rental of the new basement apartment we designed, and assisted in securing a tenant who pays us 1600 dollars/month. We are very happy with their expert real estate advice.
Phil, I want to once again thank you and Adele for all your hard work with staging and selling my home. You told me to be positive because my home presented well, and that someone will walk in, and love it.....
Also you explained to me early on before listing that you have never had a house listing expire, and that mine wasn't going to be your first...... You always made me feel confident in all of your choices, and I just wanted to thank you both for everything you've done.
Before listing this second time with you as my new agents, I really didn't think that my home would sell, but after seeing the amazing job that you did with overhauling the look of my home I had no doubt in my mind that you would sell it.
Of course, today we get two offers, which in turn one became our firm buyer...
You are a great team, and I just wanted to let you both know that at any time in the future when I do this again there will not be any other agents in my address book that I would call except the Phil & Adele team.
Thanks very much, and greatly appreciated.
As we think back over the past year we can’t help but be reminded of the many times we thought about how happy we have been since buying our income property. We would really like to thank you for your excellent handling of our purchase. First, we can’t thank you enough for all of your encouragement. We were very hesitant and fearful, but have never looked back. We thank you for your wisdom and for knowing the income property market so well. We are grateful for your advice about the right purchase for us, and to not get in over our heads. We felt that you assessed our needs, our potential, our interests, with discernment, and that you steered us to the perfect property for us. We recognize how professional you were in helping us to ensure everything was ready prior to closing. Having dealt also with many business people over the years we can say that we found you to be extremely professional and very dedicated to your clients. Thank you, Phil! We hope to purchase another income property down the road with you again.
Thank you both for all your hard work. It was greatly appreciated, especially the way you negotiated the increases in the offers. When we thought you were done, you came back and told us about an even higher offer than the last one. Fantastic work! Thank you
Dear Phil and Adele:
Thank you for taking the time to listen to our needs, and for the perfect advice/suggestions you came up with.
Listening to both of you, I had no doubt you would deliver, and even before you walked out of my door my mind was made up, you were the right team for us.
I also could not believe the transformation the changes made.
Glad to state within a week of listing the place we got an offer. I asked myself if it was true a hundred times thereafter.
Today, things have been signed, sealed and delivered thanks to both of you, for your perfect insight, your efforts and hard work.
Keep up the good work, and continue down that path with greater success
Sandra and Sean Bartholomeusz
We recently purchased a property through Adele and Phil. They were very helpful and professional. They knew and understood exactly what we were looking for. We love our new home and really appreciated the follow up work from Adele and Phil. Thank you for making this complicated process simpler for us. We had a great experience working with Adele and Phil.
Thank you Phil and Adele for helping us prepare our family home for sale. You worked very hard for us, and we appreciated all of your efforts. You helped us receive multiple offers on our home very quickly, and we are very thankful.
Thanks for your help!
We contacted Phil and Adele after our home had been listed for more than 6 months with another agent. We hadn't received even one offer on our home after almost 7 months on the market, and we felt so frustrated. We knew it was nicely renovated, having spent more than $100,000 in upgrades, and we could not understand why no one wanted to buy it. After meeting with Phil and Adele and enlisting their help, they made some dramatic changes around the home for us before it went on the market. We sold our home in 3 days for 99% of the list price that it had been previously priced at for over 6 months with the other agent. We were so thrilled with all of the professionalism, enthusiasm and action that Adele and Phil brought to this sale. We are thankful for all of their help, and wish we had called them earlier!
I sold a house through Phil and found the service to be superb. He was recommended to me by my neighbor, and I could see why. He was efficient, friendly, and offered very useful advice that enabled me to sell my house for much higher than I expected. I do not hesitate to pass that recommendation on!
I found Phil to be particularly reassuring, and completely trustworthy. He was always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that I would sell my house for the maximum return with the minimum amount of stress. I had contacted several agents, and was in general very unimpressed: they all seemed to want to push me into selling through them. Phil, however, was completely relaxed and professional, with no hint of a shark about him. As a foreign national, it made all the difference in having someone like Phil to explain everything and to make sure that every “i” was dotted, and that every “t” was crossed. I would not work with any other realtor!
From the moment I asked Phil to represent me in the purchase of a property he was a consummate professional. He provided me with everything I needed to know about making improvements on the property, helping to ensure the home would meet all of my needs long-term. He went the extra mile to ensure my requests, even allowing our entire extended family to spend a beautiful afternoon together at the home I bought, BEFORE we even closed on the property. This was made possible because of the tremendous goodwill he had developed with the sellers. I trust Phil’s expert real estate advice, and will refer family and friends to him.
After a decade of living in our house we decided to sell, but we quickly became aware that we hadn’t done any home improvements over the years, or even paint color changes, but we wanted to get top dollar. Phil felt it was uncertain that we would receive an offer even close to the amount we felt our house was worth, unless we improved its aesthetics to appeal to more buyers. After Adele and Phil's team completed the maintenance, decor changes, and home staging, our house sold for more than what we had hoped!
Phil and Adele's team helped to prepare our property prior to listing. We were so happy with all of the changes that the team made to our place, including the reconfiguration of existing kitchen cabinets, instead of a new kitchen install. The improvements were amazing. We were excited to accept an offer for 10% OVER our list price on offer night!
Recently, we decided to put our very first home of eight years up for sale. In a time when everyone seems to want to save money wherever they can, and where privately listed homes are everywhere, we elected to forgo this avenue and enlisted the services of Phil Cunliffe.
Phil came highly recommended from a friend, and from the moment he stepped into our home we knew we made the right decision. Phil was quick to assess what we needed to do to ensure a fast sale for top dollar. When we decided to list higher than he advised us to list for the area, Phil was supportive and went to work: quickly arranging open houses; multiple listings on different real estate boards (as he was a rep from outside of our community); designed feature sheets, etc. After a couple of weeks it was evident (and after 3 open houses) that the lack of interest in our home was due to the too high price we were asking, and Phil was quick to initiate action. Fully aware that this was an emotional time for us, Phil helped reassess our situation and our price was reduced to its more “realistic” market value. Our home sold in less than a week for 99% of the asking price, without another open house. Phil made the rest of the selling process easy and took care of all the details that we didn’t have the time, or energy to take care of.
Phil also recently helped us find our second home. Again, we thought we knew better (the area we thought we wanted, etc.) and spent a great deal of time trying to find another home. Phil was supportive in our decision and took the time to show us numerous properties in the area where we were determined to live. He did ask us to keep an “open mind” by making the suggestion to look in neighboring areas, and showed us homes in those areas. We are glad we did! We recently found our new home in an area that he suggested, and we are so excited!
Thank you, Phil, for your patience, hard work and honesty. You truly made our selling/buying experience wonderful!
Phil is the type of agent that someone should look for. He works with you, instead of imposing his views about real estate. He is patient and always positive in his attitude. He works hard to find the best deal for you, based on what you want and what you can afford. We have already recommended Phil to people we know, and we will continue to do so.
Phil acted as the agent in the recent purchase of my first home. As it was my first time in the market I really had no idea where to start. Right from the first contact I had with him, Phil took the time to listen to exactly what I was looking for and provided me with guidance throughout the process. He took the time not only to give me the information I needed, but also ensured that I understood exactly how that information could impact me. He was accommodating, patient, and courteous throughout the course and took the time to follow through the entire deal. I firmly believe that the ease of my first purchase was due to the fact that I was lucky enough to have a great team working with me; Phil was an integral member of that team.
We were really lucky to meet Phil at one of the open houses. He worked in a very professional manner, understanding the requirements of all of the details. His patience is remarkable. We appreciate the time, effort, and his sincere feedback on all of the showings. It is because of Phil that we have this wonderful home!