What Our Clients Had to Say About Working With The Brian Kondo Real Estate Team | Sarah & Kevin

By Brian Kondo

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

What Our Clients Had to Say About Working With The Brian Kondo Real Estate Team | Sarah & Kevin


Sarah and Kevin were referred to us from an out-of-town agent.  Their house was presently listed in Aurora and the plan was to move to a newer and larger home in Durham Region.

After an initial consultation, they decided to concentrate on the Pickering, Ajax and Whitby areas.  Angela, the agent assigned to them with their search, started showing them properties.  She met them multiple times, probably 2 – 3 times a week for about a month and showed them all the best properties in their stated price range.

Although there were some properties they liked, they were discouraged that their Aurora home wasn’t selling.   When that happens, the tendency is to kind of go through the motions when visiting homes and not look at them with a critical eye, since in most cases, you can’t submit an offer since you would then risk owning two homes if your present home doesn’t sell.

They even contacted Angela to thank her for all her hard work and time, but they were going to cool down a little until their house sold.   That didn’t mean they stopped their search, just that they came down to look maybe once/week vs. multiple times.

With the Brian Kondo Home Buying System, our agents are trained to evaluate each and every home we show our clients.   If we are showing 8 homes that day, we will compare the 2nd home to the 1st one and have the buyers rank them.   Every subsequent home we show will be compared to the #1 ranked home until all 8 homes have been shown.  By the end, there will be a #1 ranked home.  Since the best homes are chosen by the client, the #1 ranked home will usually be the one an offer is submitted on.

However, sometimes the buyers just can’t pull the trigger on an offer.  In Sarah and Kevin’s case, there was the fact their home in Aurora hadn’t sold yet.  But Angela sensed they may have been waiting for something else.  Something that didn’t come up at our initial consultation.  The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result.  We train our agents to go outside the box if necessary.  Angela showed them an older home on a large lot with lots of trees, something akin to country living in the city, which is exactly the opposite of what they initially were looking for.

And guess what – they loved it and bought it firm, even though their Aurora home hadn’t sold yet.  Now, why would we suggest they buy firm and risk owning two homes?  We consulted with the Aurora agent who had referred them to us and together with Sarah and Kevin, came up with best-case and worst-case scenarios on the sale of their home.  One of those scenarios involved getting a long closing on their purchase, which we asked for and received when Angela submitted the offer on the property with the large lot.  In the end they did sell their Aurora home but needed the long closing we negotiated.

This is yet another example of working with all parties involved to come up with a favorable outcome for everyone involved!

Were they happy?  Well, when they are prepared to refer you to their friends, relatives, and other acquaintances, you know they were happy with the job our team did for them.

You can see what they had to say below.

Dear Mr. Kondo, 


Thank you for all your help and guidance.

It has been a very stressful time for us, but the help of your agent Angela really meant a lot to us.


She was always there to advise us even in the areas that weren't her job because she is a very caring person.

We have already recommended you and your team to at least one other client who is moving east.

We can do this in confidence knowing they will be in good hands. 


All the best.


Sarah & Kevin


If you are thinking of buying, selling, or both in the near future
and would like to find out how The Brian Kondo Home Buying
and Selling System can help you accomplish this, please reach out by calling me at one of the numbers below.

Thanks for reading today's BLOG!


Brian Kondo
Sales Representative / Team Leader
The Brian Kondo Real Estate Team
Re/Max Hallmark First Group Realty Ltd.
905-683-7800 office





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