"... Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful endeavour,
however, our agent ... and the entire Toscano Team made the
whole process a very pleasant and stress-free experience. ..."
I moved to Ottawa some time ago and was lucky to have Judith Laviolette as my real estate agent. I met her through our mutual friend. I dealt with many real estate specialists in other provinces and I can tell Judith beats them hands down on all levels of her line of work. I was very impressed by her work ethics and professionalism as well as just been a friendly and understanding person. This was my first time in Ottawa but I felt home right away thanks to Judith!
The result speaks for itself: I am a happy owner of the house that me and my wife love so much! Having already spent quite a bit of time in national capital I still can't think of a better deal in terms of both price and location. Thank you so much:). I highly recommend Judith, her husband Angelo and their team to anyone!
My wife and I spent the past 30 years in the Military and experienced a great number of moves. Over the years we have bought and sold multiple properties in a number of provinces. We have dealt with many great realtors in this process and we would rate Judith Laviolette as our top real estate specialist. Looking for what will possibly be our retirement and dream home, she provided us with excellent information about the area, constantly keeping us in the loop and informed with professional and cheerful advice. We never felt more prepared for our house hunting trip. Her knowledge of the the Ottawa market and the surrounding community gave us the confidence to make the best decision -it's been six months since our purchase and we feel that we are in our dream home. We truly appreciated her honest and professional opinion. She was a gem to work with and we would recommend her to any of our friends and family. Thank you Judith for being such a great communicator.
- Tracey and Pierre
"We were absolutely delighted with the way the Toscano team, notably Angelo and Judith, handled the sale of our house. All members of the team are true professionals and very respectful. There were no surprises, they made excellent use of different tools & social media, the communication was great and everything went better than we expected. The house was sold in just under 2 weeks after we listed it with Angelo. We particularly appreciated Angelo and Judith’s help in negotiating the sale. They made some excellent suggestions and as a result we were able to satisfactorily complete the negotiations within hours, getting a final price that was 99% of the listed price. That was wonderful! We would highly recommend Team Toscano to other potential buyers and sellers. It was a pleasure to work with them.”
- Bob & Lucie
Yesterday, I signed for my first house in Embrun. I was working with Christine for the past couple months. She was beyond accommodating and patient with the many questions I had as a first time home buyer. Each time we looked at a house, she pointed things out to me I would never think to look at! It was a great experience working with Christine and the Toscano Team, and I will not hesitate to recommend both ongoing.
I appreciated how personable Christine was with me through this process and look forward to working with her in the future! - Leigh
Now is as good a time as ever to thank you as well, Angie! I was told real estate was a frustrating / scary place for new buyers... Not the case with you. You can bet any and all friends of mine looking for new homes in need of an agent will be coming to you if I have anything to say about it! - Nick
"On Monday November 21st at 9am, exactly 3 months to the day of the passing of my common law wife, I was working out at the Movati gym in Orleans when I suddenly had a heart attack. I hit my head on the way down and was on my side unconscious. Angelo Toscano happened to be at the same gym as me at the same time. Angelo sprang into action by checking my pulse on my wrist and neck. With no pulse, he immediately started cpr on me while staff at Movati and off duty paramedic Matt Galarneau came to help as well. After 4 minutes of cpr done by Angelo (this is so much harder than a workout) , Matt Galarneau shock me once with a defibrillator. With still no vital signs, Angelo went on for another minute of cpr. Only then I came alive. If not for the quick actions of Angelo and Matt, I would not be here today typing this to you. No words can describe how thankful I am towards my life savers. I owe them everything. Angelo, my dear angel, you're a very special person. You took the time to help a stranger without even thinking twice about it. You went over and beyond my expectations. God bless you!"
"Cameron was very helpful, very patient, resourceful and extremely charming. We are very pleased with the overall experience and would recommend you to our friends."
- Ted and Sandra
"When Madeline and I went for a first quick tour of three units, Christine impressed us with her friendly but professional approach. She was instrumental in the smooth way with which this transaction went down. I even told Christine that we were very impressed with her. I would deal with her again and may just do that very soon."
"What I appreciated the most is calling me in advance to ask my permission when there was a showing and always letting me know what was happening. Angelo is a very friendly and easy person to get along with and respects his clients by calling them back as soon as he can. I have enjoyed your tremendous hard-working team and especially your perseverance in getting the best job done for your clients. I would recommend you to anyone."
"I highly recommend Judith to anyone that is looking for an agent that is honest, resourceful, flexible and, most of all, patient. My family and I never felt rushed or pressured when dealing with Judith. Instead, we felt well supported and guided throughout the process of buying a home. We are really grateful for all the time Judith invested in working with us and for her excellent work. Merci, Judith!"
"I find that Cameron Dennee was very professional, and I felt comfortable dealing with him. I will more than likely need him again in the near future and will ask for his skills in the real estate market."
"Judith handled both the sale and purchase of our homes. She is a no-pressure Realtor and helped us diligently though the process of negotiations.
Judith has a down-to-earth approach and a high professional knowledge of her field, which ultimately made us very comfortable selling and buying."
"Everything went so well with our house sale. The house went on the market on Friday and, on Sunday, we were offered $5,000 more than our asking price. After our initial call, Angelo came by to talk with Jude and me. It was obvious he had done all his homework. He presented it, to our liking, and we agreed on a price to sell. When more than one offer came in, he called us. The offers were made at our house, and we accepted the one that we liked best.
It was a pleasure doing business with your team."
"It was truly a pleasure doing business with you and your team again. No doubt our paths will cross again in the near future."
Best of luck with your listings!
- Jason and Miranda
Thank you all so very much! The picture gift was a lovely gesture, and we see it every day :-)."
- Christine & Gerry
The Toscano Team provided a courteous, professional and effective Realtor service during the recent sale of our home. The team provided helpful advice and responded promptly to our questions. Their knowledge of the market, extensive experience, and consideration of our requirements earned our confidence and resulted in a very successful outcome. We do not hesitate in ecommending their services.
- Fred and Anne
Purchasing and selling a house comes with a lot of stress. Finding the right location, the right price and, of course, the right agent to represent you can be extremely stressful. Jo-Ann Floreal was the agent for us! Jo-Ann is an exceptionally detailed oriented & friendly agent. She left no matters unattended. All of our "must-haves" were met. Her ability to diffuse our stress was incredible! Purchasing from out of province, she guided us through online searches, and helped us create a short list of homes within our expectations. Her professional attitude and keen sense of the market is unmatched. If you want peace of mind while finding a house that you will call home, Jo-Ann Floreal is the Realtor I recommend for you. Thanks, Jo-Ann!
- Maria Buehl
The Toscano Team, headed up by Jo-Ann Floreal, was successful in selling our house in challenging market conditions and in a relatively short timeframe. The personal touch, caring attitude and service solutions went beyond the norm, which, at the end, made for a pleasant and successful real estate experience. We highly recommend their sevrices.
- Rolf Kamm
Most people would find that selling the largest investment they have to be a potentially stressful event. We were no different. From the outset, beginning with your first walk through the home when we talked about an appraisal and possible listing with you, we found the experience of working with you to be very positive. At every step along the way, from listing to sale to closing, you and your team offered us exceptional advice and guidance.
At the beginning, you articulated a strategy and sales plan and, throughout the listing and showings, which were plentiful, you stayed on that course. You remained calm and focused, your endless efforts to find a buyer and complete the sale demonstrated your confident approach, outstanding experience and professionalism as a closer. The excellent and honest communication throughout the sale, from you and your team, was effective and very much appreciated. I believe that your ability to read the needs and feelings of both the buyers and sellers is a key to your success.
Celine and I are both very pleased with our experience in having worked with you. We would not hesitate to use the Toscano Team again and, I have, in fact, already recommended you to friends.
Thank you again for making the sale of our home successful.
- Martin and Celine
It is a pleasure to share our experience of finding our dream home, thanks to Judith Laviolette. We met Judith 2 years ago when she showed us a home that was of potential interest to us. Judith is very personable, and we hit if off immediately with her. We were in no hurry at the time to move out of our home, but were looking to upgrade and see what was out there. We decided to ask Judith to assist us and she kindly agreed.
Judith was very patient through our whole process, and we must have visited over 40 homes during the two-year period. We never felt pressured and over time, we bonded with Judith and consider her a friend. This summer, my wife, Sonia, and I found an almost ideal home on a waterfront property, except it was missing 2 bedrooms that we would have had to have built as an addition.
We still placed a bid, but ultimately lost to another party. That did not deter Judith, who sensed our disappointment. She went from door to door on that street to find out if anyone was interested in selling their home and came upon a potential house, which the owner had tried to sell in the past.
Judith was able to orchestrate a negotiation process that culminated in the purchase of our dream home!! She was instrumental in the process because the negotiation was not the easiest. It felt like a huge team victory, and we are very thankful to be moving in this month.
We have nothing but accolades where Judith is concerned. She is patient yet perseverant, calm and professional. She was able to manage our anxiety and expectations and set realistic goals. She made us feel like we were in charge and facilitated the stressful task of finding and negotiating the purchase of our dream home. Judith has an outgoing personality and is easy to get along with. We felt like we were home shopping with a trusted friend and not just any sales agent. She is top notch and an asset to your team. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy their dream home. She sure made it happen for us...
- Stephane and Sonia
We have never really done a testimonial before. But, if I had anything to say about my experience with Judith, it would be that she was "very knowledgeable" about the housing market, made sure we were fully informed and understood the selling process and made sure we got the most money for our house. It was a wonderful experience, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell.
- Claudia and Pierre
We have dealt with Judith Laviolette of the Toscano Team of RE/MAX over the past year and a half to sell our 2-story house, buy a bungalow and sell a condo.
In all instances, Judith was very professional, friendly and helpful, always patient and never "pushy". She helped us analyze the market and find the right level at which to price our properties and also helped us to assess the fair market value of the property we were looking for. She monitored the market and suggested several properties in our target area, price range and type of property. She was always available to answer our questions and set up viewings.
When we finally found the property we preferred, she was instrumental in helping us acquire it. She helped us avoid the pitfalls of buying or selling properties without professional help by providing us with the proper forms, legal advice and helping us find a professional home inspector. In one instance, we feel we avoided a serious error because of her help and advice.
At our request, she even provided advice on renovations, colour schemes and decor and suggested names of contra
ctors who could do the kind of renovations we had in mind. She always seemed willing to help and had all the right connections to provide the right assistance.
We would have no hesitation in using her services in the future and recommending her to our friends.
- Rachel & Robert
Thanks to the Toscano Team, we were able to find our dream home. Their insight and knowledge of the market were fundamental in the sale/buy transaction, and the overall service was fantastic!
This is the second time Judith has helped my wife and I purchase a home. She is very professional and knowledgeable, in terms of the business side of the transactions. More importantly, she was very attentive to what my wife and I were looking for and helped us to find the property we wanted, as opposed to just any property. We have and will continue to recommend Judith to others.
We LOVED the service we had with Judith. She was always available for us and we felt that she really wanted us to find our perfect house. And we did find the perfect one for our family, and we cannot say how much we love it. All we can say to your team, especially to Judith, is a big thank you! We could not be happier.
Only too happy to provide a testimonial.
We had listed our property with another company and, after 10 months on the market, no success.
We decided to look at other companies and interviewed agents from two companies.
When Angelo arrived at our home, he made an excellent presentation on the pluses of booking with Toscano.
He was very knowledgeable of the market and very enthusiastic.
There was no doubt in his mind that he could sell our property.
We listed with Toscano, and after a short of time, Angelo suggested that a small decrease in price might be the answer. The market in our area had started to slow down. After the adjustment, almost immediately, we had visitors, an offer and a sale.
His after-sale follow-up was excellent.
It was a pleasure dealing with Angelo. If, in the future we have a property to sell, we will certainly contact Angelo.
- Dennis and Suzanne
We apologize for the delay in replying as we are in a mad hurry to unpack and get rid of boxes! It is in no way a reflection on our feelings toward the services provided.
In short, Judith was not only a delightful, upbeat and fun person to work with, but she also demonstrated that she is a very smart and confident negotiator. In fact, she managed to lock us into a purchase price lower than what we were prepared to pay. How can you argue with that?! Her instincts and her people skills served us well.
She did a great job, and we won't hesitate to recommend her services to our friends and family.
Thank you and best of luck in your future transactions.
- Melanie & Stephane
My experience with the Toscano Team was terrific. Judith Laviolette made our home purchase experience a quick and seamless process. The total turnaround time from the acceptance of our offer to possession of the house was roughly 2 weeks, and we owe much of that to Judith's efforts and commitment to seeing us through the purchasing process.
I have absolutely no reservations recommending the Toscano Team to any of my friends or family for representation of their real-estate needs.
Thank you, Judith, and many thanks to the Toscano Team.
My husband and I would like to express our gratitude to Judith Laviolette and the entire Toscano Team.
Our property sold in less than a week of being listed, and there is no doubt this was in no small measure due to your efficient and professional role. Your guidance throughout the entire process was invaluable and reassuring. Your strategy regarding the pricing of our property and your valuable tips on staging the house provided us with the guidance we needed. As well, we appreciate the clear manner in which you outlined the steps we would be taking during the selling process.
Your experience, professionalism and positive reassurance greatly reduced the stress of selling our house. In addition, we were very pleased to discover that our home had been designated a “Miracle Home” by Angelo Toscano, whereby a donation from the sale of our property would be donated to CHEO in support of sick children in our community.
Thank you for all your help. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Toscano Team to our friends and relatives.
I would like to thank Angelo and his team for the excellent support in the sale of my house. After two years (without success) with two other real estate companies, the Toscano Team took over. Their briefings were of the outstanding category, their salesmanship and professionalism were second to none, and trust was key in the transactions done on my behalf. Once Angelo took over, the home sold within 4 days.I am convinced now, more than ever, that the choice of the agent is probably one of the most important decisions that one takes. In this case, my choice was rewarded. Thank you, Team Toscano. I will surely use your services again in the future.
Steve and I want to thank you again for all your help in the selling of our home in Orleans. We were very pleased with your professionalism and the short time it took to sell our home. We appreciate how you took care of all the aspects from our initial meeting to the closing of the sale, leaving very little for us to do. We both enjoyed working with you and would recommend you highly to anyone seeking Realtor services.
- Steve and Jazmin
I interviewed several agents before listing my house for sale. I chose Angelo because he gave me the best evaluation for my property, recognizing its unique nature. My property sold on the third viewing. I was very pleased with my experience with the Toscano Team.
This is the second time I have listed a home with the Toscano Team, and the customer service provided by the whole team has been great once again. From the information provided on their website to the open houses and frequent updates on the status of my home, they provide a thorough and professional service. Special thanks to Jo-Ann who put in that extra effort.
It's been a pleasure working with your team on our house selling; from the moment we met Angelo, he impressed us with his sharp insights on every detail of our house and his passion for marketing/selling. And his amusing team, especially Jo-Ann Floreal- she's the one who helped us with staging, listing, providing suggestions, neighbourhood selling information throughout the whole process. Her professional work attitude, great dedication to details and more importantly her lovely personality and consideration for clients' feelings made the working process smooth and successful. It's our first time working with a real estate agency, and it's been a wonderful experience. Thanks to Jo-Ann, Angelo, and all the rest of the team. We would highly recommend this team to anyone when it comes to selling your home.
- Donngxun & Jun
We needed to act quickly and decisively to secure the best conditions to sell our house and purchase a new home we had selected on the shore of the St. Lawrence. Listed at a fair price and intelligently marketed, our home quickly sold and, as a result of Jo-Ann's judicious and straightforward negotiations, our new home was purchased the very next day.
From beginning to end, Angelo and his team conducted this operation with military precision: efficiently, purposeful, on target. It was an obvious team effort, well led, beautiful to watch, powerful and very professional in all aspects.
Our particular thanks to Jo-Ann, a marquee member of a finely honed team.
- Jacques and Andrea
Working with Judith was a pleasure. She was very professional, knowledgeable in the market, responsive, pleasant, proactive and went out of her way to help with things that were outside of her responsibilities. She gave me good advice and facilitated a lot of things for me.
She is my agent. Moving forward, I will contact her when I want to find another property in the future and will recommend her to other people.
I'm writing to tell you how much we enjoyed dealing with your firm during our recent house search and the purchase of our new home. Dan Caouette was professional, helpful and knowledgeable. He was especially helpful with negotiating the final purchase price and providing his recommendations on how to handle the difficulties of finding some items not quite up to our expectations upon professional inspection. He spent long (and late) hours with us to make sure we bought our chosen home at a very satisfactory price. No matter how late we had to meet (because of my husband's schedule), he was always courteous and easy to deal with. He was especially patient at explaining the intricacies of the documentation. In short, Dan's personal, relaxed and friendly approach made our house purchase worry free. We would not hesitate to recommend Dan Caouette to any prospective buyers. As a matter of fact, we already have.
- Catherine and Leon
I just want to take a few moments of your time to mention that I have been highly impressed with the services of Cameron Dennee, one of your team members. For the past few years I have been going to open houses and looking for a home that would have the possibility of adding an in-law suite to it. Not once did a real estate agent offer to look further into this matter, as in what are the bylaws, and other legalities surrounding these possibilities. As my parents and I were questioning ourselves out loud, he offered to look into the matter for me, which he did.
Cameron went above and beyond the call of duty by going down to the City Hall to make enquiries for me. Now, I am more knowledgeable, know what to look for and the right questions to ask.
His name will obviously be highly recommended to friends and colleagues looking for a real estate agent.
Thank you and have a great day!
Je tiens à dire que l'équipe Toscano de RE/MAX du quartier d'Orléans à Ottawa, représentée par Judith Laviolette, m'a apporté un soutien précieux pour vendre mon condominium à Ottawa. De bons conseils en une période qui n'était peut-être pas si favorable pour l'immobilier. Merci.