Testimonials

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Mark

"I listed my house with another agent in May, but it did not sell. I decided to take it off the market, do some renovations and re-list in September. I turned to Richard Silver because of his reputation for selling houses in Cabbagetown. Richard gave me expert and timely advice on reasonable renovations to make the house more attractive to buyers. It was clear that Richard had a detailed knowledge of market trends, right down to kitchen cupboards, backsplash and appliances. The renovations were completed in September, and Richard recommended an expert stager who transformed the house using a mix of my things and hers to bring out the charm and value in the house. The house was listed and sold on the same day and my renovation expenses were fully recouped. Richard is the King of Cabbagetown realtors. His experience and savvy were on display at every stage. My only regret is not turning to him first."

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Sandra and Michael

"I can’t believe its really happened!! It seemed to go so incredibly quickly. one second I was falling through my attic floor and the next I was looking at a SoLD sign on my front lawn. And all thanks to you. You have no idea how great you were and are. We greatly appreciated your calmness, intelligence and humour. We have been spreading the word about you since that night back in January you came to our little abode and sat down, had a drink and seemed to care far more about who we were as people rather than the selling of our house. We always knew that if we were going to sell that you were the guy. I promise that if I ever know anyone who owns a 10 billion dollar house and wants to sell.....we’ll send them to you. Thank you so much."

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Maureen Shewchuk

"During this past winter, we had decided to buy a house and Cabbagetown was the desired location. Since I knew you to be an active agent in this area, I figured that you probably had a web site. I would scan your web site every so often looking for new listings in Cabbagetown. Being able to conduct our preliminary search on the internet saved us a lot of time as with two hectic work schedules, we never would have been able to coordinate doing our legwork the old fashioned way. We were able to see right away from the photos posted on the web listing that this was a house that interested us. We saw the listing on a thursday and by the following monday evening the house was ours! Another benefit of the web listing for us was that we were able to have family and friends take a peek before we took possession."

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Wendy White

"I always look forward to receiving your updates. I checked out what appears to be a revamped site today and am extremely impressed - you’ve done an excellent job. Major corporations should be this advanced. Loved the story about your family - I guess we all have one but many have no idea how to write well enough to describe it.

Anyway, thanks for being the real estate renaissance man - I’m happy that you have a lot of representation in my neighbourhood. I’ve introduced many people to your various listings because of receiving your updates in such a timely and sophisticated manner."

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Gillian Fenwick

"I’ve known Richard, without knowing him at all, for 20 years. We walked our dogs in the same park. We lived just around the corner from each other. I went to his Sunday afternoon open houses to pick up ideas. Oh sure I knew Richard Silver. But no, I didn’t.

Yet when, 6 weeks ago, I reached the decision that it was time to move there was not a moment’s doubt in my mind about who to call. Richard Silver “is” Cabbagetown real estate. Richard is a thorough professional. He works long, long hours, is always ready to respond to questions, is intelligent, totally reliable and has the most wonderful sense of humour. But there is more than that. I felt again and again as I bought my new house with him and we sold my current house to the new owners that he was matching people to houses. He cared about who lived where. He knew that certain people were right for certain homes and he brought them -brought us - together. Selling a house isn’t easy. It’s stressful, it’s an anxious time, you don’t sleep or eat or work well. Richard knows this and is a counsellor and a friend as much as a realtor."

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Steve and Liz

 "Just a short note to thank you for all your efforts. It’s fair to say we would not be in this enviable position without your help. We are officially adopting you as our good luck charm and we’ll now expect you to come along whenever we buy lottery tickets. It’s hard to believe all of this has happened in less than three weeks; you were just the task-master we needed. Take care."

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Jill

Jill

"We feel it was our great good fortune to get to work with Sherille on the recent purchase of our home in Toronto. The Toronto real estate market is quite frenetic, but Sherille was focussed and professional and moved very quickly to make sure we gained access to the properties that fit our search parameters. We have no doubt that it was Sherille's negotiating skills that secured us our new home.In fact, the seller's told us so! And, she is just a lovely person in general, so it was a pleasure to spend time with her."

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Gillian Raymond & Christopher Baigorri

"Sherille is very knowledgeable about the current state of the real estate market in Toronto and was able to give us great insight into our primary desired location. She took the time to educate us on the process of buying a house (as opposed to a condo) and offered practical advice on how best to approach looking for our first house in a competitive market. She would often re-arrange her schedule to accommodate our availability and show us the properties we were interested in. She was very responsive by phone and email whenever we needed to reach her."

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Brad and Laura

"Richard and team bring a sense of calm and order with a thoughtful pre-sale process. They walked us through all the steps, arranged requisite pre-sale meetings, and listened to our desires with respect to timing, logistics and overall approach. Richard's accessibility and timely responses throughout the process were appreciated."

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Nancee Helfert

"I am a Real Estate sales representative of over 30 years and Richard is a great asset to our industry. He is scrupulously ethical, at all times a gentleman and during a difficult situation for me he always asked how things were. He has a delightful personality and rare charm. His success speaks for itself. Never have I heard anyone say anything but the best of him."

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Ruth & Jonathan Goba Shime

"We first met Richard in 2005 when we walked into an open house he was holding. We ended up buying the house through him and retaining him to sell our condominium. Due to some unusual circumstances (completely unrelated to Richard), the sale of the condo was quite difficult. Throughout the entire process and no matter how stressful the situation was for us, Richard was calm and reassuring and focused. The condo sold!

In 2008, we decided to move again and called Richard. We bought through him and then he listed our home for sale. Everyone commented on the extremely professional job he did with the listing - the pictures taken professionally, a stager hired - it was fantastic, and of course, our home sold quickly.

We will always use Richard as our agent and will always recommend him to anyone we know who is buying or selling a home! He is calm, knows the market extremely well, it is well connected, is well respected (deservedly), while always fun and nice to be around."

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Elena Kozlova

“Richard is very successful Sales Representative, knowledgeable and dedicated and I would recommend him to everybody who wants to do GOOD business in real estate.”

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Derek Vanstone

“The best. We have now used Richard to both purchase and sell a home - and would never use anyone else in Toronto. Terrific to work with, up front with his opinions and always ready to go the extra mile.”

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Barry Lebow

“I met Richard when he started as a Realtor at Martel R.E. on the Danforth. Over the decades I cannot begin to count the number of referrals he gave my firm to act as appraisers for his clientele. We have served numerous clients of RIchards and each has praised his abilities, his dedication and strong professional standards. He is one of my "go to" people when I need real estate advice, from the practical to the ethical. He is technically far ahead of the pack with his strong computer skills. I count Richard as one the finest real estate professionals I have ever known and as a delightful human being. Richard does not have customers or clients, he makes friends whom he serves well."

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Maureen Shewchuk

"I'm a repeat customer of Richard's because I know I can trust that he is always working for what's in my best interest. He takes care of the details and he makes himself available throughout all stages of the process. And if the situation gets to be nerve wracking, he's incredibly calm and logical.

I highly recommend Richard for buying and/or selling. You won't be disappointed!"

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Maurice

"I met Richard and bought a house from him. My years associated with Real Estate, as a teacher and professional, had not blessed me with the acquaintance of a Realtor as hardworking, straightforward, knowledgeable and honest as Richard. His depth of understanding of the fundamentals of Real Property values and transactions has cemented my faith in him and loyalty to him."

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Judy and Ed

"Richard has bought and sold houses for me since 1982. I have found him to be totally reliable, trustworthy, a good advisor, and remarkably flexible, given our propensity to change our minds several times about our requirements. I would recommend him highly to anyone (and I have done so, many times)."

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Carl Orbach Q.C.

I have known Richard as one of his clients and as a lawyert who was actively involved in real eatate tranactions. I have found it very difficult to believe most salepersons as they have a terrible reputation for exaggeration and their primary interest is to get your signature. Richard is on the other hand a true professional, honest and and an expert who does not try and fool anyone and his word is his bond.I trust Richard's judgment and analysis and his dedication to completing a sale is extraordinary. He deserves his reputation as a top saleperson and i sincerely trust him.

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Don and Suzanne

Right House, Right Price, Right Location. We couldn't go wrong with Richard Silver. In about 20 years of house-buying and selling with him, we found him sympathetic, perceptive, and CALM -- especially when I was hyperventilating.

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Justin and Jill

Richard Silver is a great real estate agent. We kind of inherited him - he was the agent on the house we were interested in buying. He made the process so much easier. He is knowledgeable about his markets and his clients and he provided lots of information on the neighbourhood and the house. He was honest and pleasant, and he never bugged us. We would recommend him to anyone buying or selling in Toronto.

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David Smith

I've been working as a mortgage broker for over twenty years now, and Richard was one of the first agents I worked with. I'm delighted that over the years that relationship has never faltered. I'm now one of the most successful mortgage brokers in Toronto and he is one of the most successful agents. In all these years, I've never had a property he's sold no appraise for value, I've never had to second guess a closing, I've never had a deal not close. My only problem with Richard is that his clients don't come back. Not because they're unhappy: it's because they never move again!

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Sandra and Michael

I can't believe its really happened!! It seemed to go so incredibly quickly. One second I was falling through my attic floor and the next I was looking at a SOLD sign on my front lawn. And all thanks to you. You have no idea how great you were and are.

We greatly appreciated your calmness, intelligence and humour. We have been spreading the word about you since that night back in January you came to our little abode and sat down, had a drink and seemed to care far more about who we were as people rather than the selling of our house. We always knew that if we were going to sell that you were the guy.

I promise that if I ever know anyone who owns a 10 billion dollar house and wants to sell.....we'll send them to you.

Thank you so much.

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Steve and Liz

Just a short note to thank you for all your efforts. It's fair to say we would not be in this enviable position without your help. We are officially adopting you as our good luck charm and we'll now expect you to come along whenever we buy lottery tickets. It's hard to believe all of this has happened in less than three weeks; you were just the task-master we needed. Take care

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Derek & Doug Vanstone / Mercer

Our first home! We are so excited - and we couldn't have done it without you. We never felt pressured or rushed, and your calm and professional advice was always there to back us up. Thank you for all of your help and for being so patient with us. You are the best!

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Shari Amram

Working with Richard was a wonderful experience, his knowledge and unique familiarity with cabbagetown made selling my house easy and worry free. He was readily available, always friendly and we sold in less than a week. I look forward to working with Richard and his team in the future. I will happily refer him to everyone I know.

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Chris Bennett and Genevieve McKillop

We met Richard a number of times at open houses when we were looking for our first house in Cabbagetown and again when considering options to upsize later. Richard's professional, friendly approach and knowledge of the downtown area always impressed us. When we decided sell our Cabbagetown home, the only agent we called was Richard.

Our selling experience with Richard proved to be every bit as good as we expected it would be. Richard was professional, responsive, and brought in a team (photographers, stagers, etc.) to get our house ready within days of our decision to sell. Richard coordinated all aspects of the listing while we were out of town, and made the process completely painless. Richard's market knowledge was incredibly helpful and he provided very useful strategic advice.

After the first weekend open house we had an offer that we were happy with and our house was sold within a week of being listed.

Whether you are looking for an agent to sell your downtown home or are looking to buy in or around Cabbagetown, it does not get any better than Richard and we would gladly recommend him to anyone.

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Len Chapman

25 Years ago, when I was a brand new Realtor, my manager suggested I get to know Richard because he was way ahead of the curve in our business. Richard was kind enough to share his knowledge and show me his set up, which included a computer that tracked his clients, and produced an automated paper newsletter. Very cutting edge!

I still remember being wowed to see a printer that actually wrote on envelopes. My how far we’ve come…

I still consult with Richard and attend his courses a lifetime later. There’s always much to learn, and I love learning it from folks like Richard.

Len Chapman
Royal Lepage Your Community Realty

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