TestimonialsBelow are some of our Client Testimonials. Scroll to the bottom to tell us about your experience with the Mike Clarke Team.
By: Carol and Jean-Paul
After almost 30 years in the same house, Mike and his team helped us make a smooth and non-stressful sale.. He was always available to answer questions and give advice without being pushy. The entire team is easy to deal with. Casey, the stager, did not ask us to repaint the entire house or make changes in fixtures etc. She was able to successfully work with some of the colours and suggested some nice neutrals in other places. The photographer did a very professional job of photos and a virtual presentation which enhanced the features of the property. Jim, the painter, and his team were friendly and neat and efficient. Elizabeth, in the office, kept us on track, reassured us, and humoured me when answering a particularly inquisitive client. Mike’s experience and integrity shines through. He knows the market and is an expert negotiator. His systematic and well organized approach facilitates a complex process. We would not hesitate to recommend the Mike Clarke team to any potential client. We are very pleased with the results. Thanks again. Carol and Jean-Paul
Where do I begin? After a couple of failed attempts to sell my home, I decided to give the “best of the best” a call. I knew that third times a charm, and that Mike would get the job done, and he did!! From the beginning Mike listened, gave his expert advice, and acted promptly to any needs or wants. I can also say the same for his fabulous team! As they too were very efficient and professional, they made sure that every step of the way was a pleasant, clear and precise experience! That’s customer service!! Active listening, positive feedback, decades of experience that leads to prompt and effective results, what more could one ask for? I give Mike and his wonderful team a five out of five rating, and highly recommend him for GETTING THE JOB DONE!!! Thanks Mike and team!
By: Pam and Ethan
Sold.. over asking!! Give Mike a call! It was a fantastic experience all around .. from meeting Mike face to face after having seen him on countless adverts, house flyers and billboards so when actually meeting him I felt as if I knew him as a long lost friend. Each step of the process was seamless ..deciding on a price, the listing date, providing lawyers and mortgage info , meeting Casey ( the most wonderful home stager) who came in and added so much warmth and charm to the house .. it was all so stress free and exciting. Elizabeth was so prompt and friendly throughout and followed up on any questions or requests that we had. We always felt like we were in good hands with Mike and his team as the communication, honesty and support was always there from the beginning to the... as we have just sold I feel that it isn’t the end but just a continuation of a our chapter, of new beginnings... Mike was truly a pleasure to work with .. he has your back 100% of the way.. always reassuring that he is there for you.. thank you so very much Mike and his amazing team!
By: Nigel Hunt, Toronto
I’d seen Mike Clarke’s name on countless sold signs and on some of the many flyers all home owners get in our mailboxes weekly, so when it came time to sell my house after 17 years I gave him a call. Before hiring Mike Clarke I researched other agents who specialize in my neighbourhood and met a couple in person. Then I spoke to two past clients he provided as references to hear about their experiences. I chose Mike because he showed great enthusiasm and expertise and I felt confident that in a high pressure offer situation he would have the ability to get the most out of the opportunity. He also emphasized that communication between client and agent was key. I agree. And he came through on that commitment. Mike and his team were very diligent and efficient in providing advice and arranging tradespeople to fix a few minor things, as well as booking an independent home inspection so buyers could make condition-free offers with peace-of-mind, and tasteful staging to maximize the home’s appeal. Lots of research and frank discussions with me went into deciding on the all-important listing price that was not too high and not too low but right in the Goldilocks zone. He was there to listen to my ideas and give me his expert advice without ever making me feel that I wasn’t in control. When the home was showing I received prompt texts and emails informing me of appointment times. When I received a preemptive offer he advised me but never pressured me to make the best choice, considering the possible result of the planned offer day versus the bully bid, so I felt confident that I was making the right decision in accepting it. For the many weeks after the sale until my closing date, Mike made sure to check in with me regularly to see if I had any questions or concerns and his staff was always quick to respond to anything I needed. Selling your home can be a hugely stressful situation since there is so much at stake, but throughout the process Mike Clarke and his staff made it as pleasant and as smooth as possible with quick and clear communication so I never felt that my needs were not being well served. All in all, it was a 5 out of 5 star experience.
By: F. Moyer
Dear Mike and Team, We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for making the sale of our home as painless as possible! Your professionalism, patience and communication were outstanding! Thank you for assisting us to step into our ‘next chapter’.
By: Jenn & Michael
First, let us apologize for the length of this review but we feel we need to truly express just how fantastic Mike Clark and his team are from a sellers perspective. Selling a home you live in can be stressful enough, but selling a home that you do not live in had us in fear. Mike took away our worries and guided us through the sale process with ease. Never did we leave a voicemail that was not promptly returned or an email unanswered. Mike was available to us what seemed like all of the time. Mike made the selling process of our tenanted home absolutely seamless; from ensuring our elderly tenants’ lives were disrupted as little as possible to even collecting their deliveries and bringing them into the house to avoid damage in the elements. Mikes concern for us in the selling of the house was paled by his concern and respect for the tenants’ comfort and safety in selling a house during these times. All said and done, and I’m sure these results aren’t typical, Mike was able to sell our house in 58 hours and for well over asking, setting a record on the street. We truly cannot thank him enough and feel that this review does not express just how grateful we are for the service, experience, honesty and professionalism that he demonstrated from start to finish.
By: Mary P
“Mike provided great support with the sale of my house. He gave excellent advice on timing, preparation work, and strategy and I was more than pleased with the result. I also appreciated timely and cost-effective service from Mike's skilled team of service providers including electrical work by Noor, painting and repair from John and his team, and staging service by Casey. They all worked in alliance with Mike to make the preparation and sale of my house smooth sailing. I recommend Mike and his team wholeheartedly.”
Mike provided great support with the sale of my house. He gave excellent advice on timing, preparation work, and strategy and I was more than pleased with the result. I also appreciated timely and cost-effective service from Mike's skilled team of service providers including electrical work by Noor, painting and repair from John and his team, and staging service by Casey. They all worked in alliance with Mike to make the preparation and sale of my house smooth sailing. I recommend Mike and his team wholeheartedly.
When my siblings and I recently made the tough and emotional decision to sell our family home of 45 years, we were advised “to find a really, good agent.” Due to our inexperience, we knew we wanted to deal with someone whom we could trust. Mike Clarke was our first choice. Mike Clarke was a familiar, “HouseSold” name throughout Scarborough and East York. After meeting with Mike, we were confident he had the expertise and integrity we were looking for. After an almost year-long courtship, we were ready to list with Mike, when the unforeseeable Covid-19 lockdown paused everything. Several weeks later, when it appeared that the economy would be re-opening soon, Mike advised us that it was time to put our family home on the market. In the midst of the lockdown, we listed on a Thursday and by Monday Mike presented us with nine different offers! On what could have been an extremely stressful Monday afternoon, Mike calmly and patiently guided us through the multiple offers. He negotiated back and forth, and eventually it was sold over asking – on Monday before 8:00 p.m.!! We slept well that Monday night – thank you Mike! If you are looking for a real estate agent in these unprecedented times, you need an experienced, professional agent whom you can trust. We highly recommend Mike Clarke.
By: Lori & Joe
After 30 fabulous years in the same house, we chose to move out of the city and build our dream home. We have been watching agents come and go over the years but Mike Clarke has always stood out as the most recognizable name in our neighbourhood and for good reason – he delivers what he promises. Mike presented a packaged that detailed a variety of methods he would use to market our home including brochures, photos, on-line videos, social media, Facebook and emails blasts to his many hundreds of followers, among other things. He presented the steps involved in staging our home, determining the price point, and most importantly, how he would handle the multiple offers that we would receive during the course of the sale. We were impressed with his presentation and follow-up. His knowledge, experience, professionalism and fun personality landed the listing! The level of service we received was over the top. What stood out most about Mike was that he listened and responded. We felt he gave us 100% of his time and energy and it showed. Mike assured us that we would be involved in all steps of the sales process and we felt confident we were in very good hands. We were thrilled with the staging of our home and how it looked on-line and in the brochure. Mike was available and kept in touch during the entire sales process, in fact we spoke numerous times daily. We realized that Mike is so well respected and connected within the industry that he is on a first-name basis with a majority of agents in the city. If a Lawyer is required at a late hour, as was the case for us, he has one on-hand ready to answer questions at any time of night or day. Mike has an ability to read people and to control the offer process when communicating with other agents. He can narrow down their wants and needs - when it counts the most – then close the sale with top offers. We trusted Mike with the biggest sale of our lives and he didn’t disappoint. We highly recommend Mike and his team at Keller Williams.
By: Mark & Cindy
Our only regret about the Mike Clarke team is that we were unaware of the excellent service he could have provided when we first bought our house 20 years ago (we used another agent when we bought because we didn't know what we didn't know). However, now that we are sellers. we couldn't be happier with the service we received, not only from Mike, but from the entire team (that means you too, Candace!). What a great bunch of people. They have a keen eye for business, but they do so without losing sight of the human factor, which is really the bottom line when all is said and done. Well done, team Mike!
By: Linda D & David N
Our initial experience with Mike Clarke was 24 years ago when we bought our first home. His guidance, experience and support during the process was so memorable, and his ongoing check-in support over the years, meant he was the first person we considered when planning for our current needs. (P.S. – We were right again!) In very short timelines, Mike and his team provided a marketing strategy that suited our needs and expectations, and proceeded to successfully execute on the strategy. Mike's approach yielded immediate results, receiving an offer within a matter of hours of the first viewing. The ongoing clarity and counsel he provided during this time kept us grounded and focused on the big picture. Mike's team also helped us find our new Home – also within record timelines, and with tremendous counsel and support. The negotiating support provided on the purchase was as with the sale, on point, and market appropriate. We are confident both negotiations met and exceeded our expectations. We would recommend Mike and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the area. They work tirelessly to ensure that your goal to buy or sell a home is as smooth a process as possible. If we ever sell this new condo or need to purchase another one, we would definitely utilize Mike again. Thanks Mike and Team – you played a major role in making our dream a reality.
By: J. Gerry
My husband and I, as well as my brother and his wife have used Mike Clarke and his team on a number of occasions, to sell my parents' house and our own home. Mike has been in the business for a long time and is very knowledgeable and professional. He is very responsive and deals quickly with any issues that might arrive. He really made the whole process less stressful as we had complete confidence in his ability. His team was also very professional and wonderful to deal with. I would highly recommend Mike and his team!
When we purchased our home in 2008, we envisioned it being the place we'd stay in forever to start and grow a family. As the years went by, our needs changed and with the way the real estate market has taken off in the past couple of years it made sense to consider a move. We contacted Mike and described our situation and right away we knew we made the right choice in partnering with him to sell our home. Mike was honest, confident and professional throughout. Mike's recommendations were spot on and his team - Helen and Elizabeth, specifically - was wonderful to work with. His recommendation to bring in Casey from 184 Decor was a game-changer. Casey helped us transform our home into a truly attractive and appealing property. We can't thank these people enough! At the end of the day, we ended up getting multiple offers well in excess of the list price and, quite frankly, our expectations as well. We realize that the success of real estate professionals is built very much on reputation and Mike and his team have done everything to uphold that reputation. We couldn't be happier with the way things have turned out and would recommend the Mike Clarke Team to anyone looking to sell their home. You could probably say that Mike is a HouseSOLD name! :)
By: Valentina and Nick
Thank you Candace ! We are very glad that we had you as our listing agent. You made the whole process of selling our house as smooth as it can be, all the way from start to end. You cleverly appreciated the key selling features of our home and suggested a strategy that lead to a successful outcome. We were also very impressed by the quality of the virtual tour and the hand-out materials. We would definitely recommend you to anyone.
By: Kim & Jamie
We had the pleasure of working with Candace Kaszas to sell our home and all we can say is amazing!!! We worked with two different realtors simultaneously, one on the sale of our Toronto property (which Candace handled) and another on the purchase of an out of town property and wished we had gone with her on both. The level of care and professionalism, that Candace brought was astounding. The moment we met her we knew she was the one to work with. Candace brought an element of human touch to the entire sale process and put our minds at ease during an extremely stressful time for us. We highly recommend Candace to all of our friends looking to buy or sell. Trust us, you will definitely be in great hands!
By: R & JP Serel
Thank you all for a successful sale! We are very happy with the outcome! Your sales team did an excellent job of exposing the property as there was quite a bit of traffic through the house. In the end only the very interested parties submitted offers; we thought there would have been more, but you only need one right match for the home - and you found them. Thank you all again!
By: Jonathan H. - RE Lawyer
Thank you, I have to say- it is an absolute pleasure working with you. You are very responsive on emails and first class service and attitude. (The client) is very lucky to be working with you! Very refreshing
By: Kathie & Roger L
Thanks to the ‘Team’ for a job well done on everyone’s part in this very emotional time in our lives. We never thought selling the house would involve so much. The Mike Clarke Team made it that much easier. Thanks to everyone! From the stager, to the photographer, the whole Mike Clarke and KW team, and last but not least , Mike himself, who was always there for us to answer any questions we had and whose vast experience and kind ways guided us through to the very last day!
By: Sharah MK
Candace, you totally set the standard for us when it comes to what we look for in a real estate agent!! You are the best!
By: Beverley BG
Mike Clarke is the best agent around. We lived in our Beach home for 27 years and during that time I took notice of all the real estate agents in the area. I noticed the volume of homes listed and sold and Mike was always the leader. When we wanted to sell, we did not hesitate in choosing a agent. Mike sold our home in 4 days. He definitely lives up to his reputation. I recommended him to friends and they were equally satisfied.
Mike Clarke (a great realtor) was always available to answer any questions that I might have. Each member of his team has been fantastic and professional and always kept me updated on agent visits who would bring in clients to view my home. Thank you MIke and your team for all the effort that was put into in selling my home.
By: Anthony & Melissa
You quickly gained our confidence by the way you presented yourself and the well-thought out plan you put together to ensure the best outcome. What we particularly appreciated is your market insights, thorough research, wealth of knowledge and very clear explanations to ease our decisions.
By: Anthony & Melissa
Thank you for being supportive and appeasing in helping us sell our home and buy a new one. In our neighbourhood, houses move fast and a lot of agents have tried to lure us into dealing with them. What differentiated you from others is the level of comfort, listening, respect and attention you provide.
By: Debbie & Steve
If we decide to move again in the future, you will be the first people we call. When we decided to purchase our new house, we had no idea how difficult it would be to sell our current home …Everyone was so helpful and the level of customer service we received was outstanding! You helped us sell our house and now we can finally get on with the next chapter of our lives!
The details in setting things up for the sale, the advice, the advertising you produced – all were very well done. It appears that the team runs like a greased wheel – which is a valuable asset. Kudos and keep up the good work and maintain your human touch. This approach to service is “hot property”!!
By: Carol & Paolo
You have a very efficient and personable staff who put us at ease instantly and it was not difficult for us to put our faith and trust in you/their abilities. Thank you all so very much. May you continue to have more successes!
By: Marilyn & David
We want to thank you and your team for making the whole process as easy as it could be. We were very fortunate to have Candace Kaszas help us find our new condo, and she really came through for us.
By: B Smith and Y Choi
A Considerate Professional Who Knows the Market We had the pleasure of having Candace Kaszas as our realtor in 2021 during the COVID19 lockdown. When we contacted her, we were impressed by how confident she was in selling our home, and by how knowledgeable she was about the local market (East York). She prepared excellent documentation showing local sales in detail and walked us through the process in a clear and concise manner. It was clear that she had our interest at heart by the fact that she was constantly available for all our questions. We would highly recommend Candace to anyone considering selling their home.
By: Marilyn & David
We love our new place! We have only great things to say about everyone on your team. Very impressed with the way our house was presented to buyers and your ability to put us in contact with the people we needed to make this happen.
By: Kathy P
We had the pleasure of dealing with Candace Kaszas. We started speaking to her about selling our home back in the fall and did not sell until spring. She was with us every step of the way. Could not have asked for better. What a supportive and friendly person! I am very grateful that we found her through a friend's recommendation.
I had the opportunity to buy a house and I needed the assistance of a professional realtor. The Mike Clarke team advised me what I needed to do, organized other parties and the end result was a very smooth and stress free transaction.
Candace was a real pleasure. She knows her stuff. Great negotiator and can get it done!
By: Tom and Christine
Candace Kaszas is the most amazing real estate agent and a real treasure. My wife Christine and I each had a home in the Gerrard-Woodbine area and we started our search for a shared retirement home back in 2018. Over the course of a year we searched ourselves and came across many likable agents who put us on their mailing lists and we attended showings from time to time. In January of 2019 we decided we would sell one of the homes and push a little harder in our search. Christine reminded me that she had met Candace years ago and had a feeling Candace would be the right match for making that sale happen. Candace was exactly that. I have to say I felt an instant ease with Candace, something that doesn’t come often for me. It does help that she found me a buyer for my “builder special” home in less than a week and I got an offer that was as good as I could imagine getting. With that, we were on a roll closing not long after on a great home on a quiet lane in Scarborough and later a quick sale of our second home. I found Candace to be a great educator and guide. She led us through an offer on one house and when the seller pushed for more, we counted on her experience to know when it wasn’t a good deal to pursue. When we were in offers on a home we really, really wanted, she just seemed to have a keen intuition on when to still shave a little more off the price in a counteroffer and still get the sale. On our journey, there were a lot of bumps. When the buyer for the first home wasn’t able to close, Candace was a fierce advocate communicating with the buyer and lawyers daily and providing financing options and connections to try to mitigate the problem. She was right by our side until it finally worked out. Then COVID arrived and we were in a panic at the need to sell our second home to be able to complete our pre-COVID purchase. Ever the tactician, Candace explained her recommended strategy, and by daily tracking of the market and sales, picked the optimal day to list just prior to a tipping point in available listings at a time where annual trends did not apply. How she lined up 56 showings in two days, I still don’t know. What I do know is that she brilliantly set the stage for several bully offers that drove an exceptional sales price. We are well aware that that exceptional price was also in part due to the excellent advice on home prep and staging that she gave, both herself and with the staging consultant she provided. For us, Candace was a blessing...someone I felt I could implicitly trust and someone who became like family. I trust you value her as much as we do. Please convey our thanks to her again.
By: Melissa R.
I would highly recommend Candace. She is extremely knowledgeable and so easy to work with. She feels like she’s apart of my family. She stands behind what she represents and what she says.
By: M & P
Candace Kaszas helped my partner and I find our first home and we couldn't be happier with the level of service we received! She is warm and approachable, so helpful and full of knowledge. We are first time buyers so we had a lot to learn! Throughout the process, Candace kept us informed, was very understanding of our needs and we were able to find our sweet home in no time, even in Covid times! We are so amazed and grateful! Her teammate Mike Clarke also deserves a kudos. We had a great experience, thank you!
By: W. Bull
Bottom line, Candace Kaszas was excellent! She listened to my son’s needs and was extremely helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her or contact her again!