I can't say enough about Duncan and Karen's skills. They showed true professionalism at all stages of the sale of a Cabbagetwon house and the purchase of a new home in Riverdale. Their knowledge about both these neighbourhoods and the real estate market were invaluable.
Jane Copp, January 2015
Karen and Duncan made selling our condo easy and stress-free. As two busy professionals, my husband and I came into the process overwhelmed and a bit usure of how we would get it all done. Working with Karen and Duncan made it all come together quickly, professionally and with the experience that put us at ease immediately. I would (and did) recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home!
Samantha & Jeff Sykes, December 2014
When it came time to sell our family home of 20 years our initial thought was that we could sell the house ourselves. “How hard could it be?” was our shared thought given our combined years of marketing experience and our drive as entrepreneurs.
Luckily I ran into Karen before we set on that path. On our first visit I was reminded why there are Real Estate professionals.Moving is a daunting task. The task is even greater when it is also a downsizing. You need to prep the house before listing, position the house to the best audience, and then negotiate in a tricky marketplace. Without current market information do-it-yourselfers can really limit their opportunity.
Knowing we could rely on Karen and Duncan during the prepping process was a big relief. It took a huge load off my shoulders to have access to designers, painters, stagers, renovators, and packers who make the process easier and more streamlined.
But the real reason you want this team on your side is for their experience with sellers and buyers in the market today. When you listen to their advice you are ensuring future success. We had not bought or sold a house in many years. Things had changed in Toronto and we needed to be educated. They provided a current understanding of pricing strategy, purchase motivation, and what will make the most of your property at the time you want to sell.
We sold 10% over asking with multiple offers. We truly valued Duncan and Karen’s high integrity approach to managing multiple offers and felt we were in the right hands during a very stressful period of our lives.
Trust them with your house. You will be happy with the end result."
Anne Sutherland Andy Macaulay, April 2014
Duncan is a great agent/broker. Its always a pleasure to deal with Duncan. He makes himself available any time to discuss any issue at hand. Duncan is trustworthy, knowledgeable, consistent and reliable.
My experience with Duncan is that his client comes first. By this I mean that he listens, he confirms what he hears, he shapes recommendations to meet the client's -- my -- needs, he takes the initiative while always being responsive to changes from me. Even though he could have influenced my decision more strongly, and thus accelerated his commission, possibly even increasing it, he did not; I alway had the feeling that he was there for me and my needs. That resulted in a relationship of trust and respect.
We hired Duncan to help find us a house when we moved from the UK to Canada. Duncan not only found us our perfect house but he did it within our budget and within a week of starting our search. He has an excellent 'feel' for the market and the city and helped us out enormously.
Duncan has helped me with two moves. Duncan has a trememdous amount of integrity, professionalism and expertises. For one of the sales, I received over $100,000.00 over asking! For the second sale, I urgently needed to sell (as I was nine months pregnant) and he was able to sale quickly and effectively through all his pre-existing contacts and goodwill in the city! I highly recommend Duncan!
Duncan does exceptional work and has helped our family through the process of evaluating, valuing and acquiring real estate in Toronto. We highly recommend engaging his services.
Duncan proved to be an exceptional find. We met him at open house and hired him on the spot. He was personable, well spoken and demonstrated an exceptional level of knowledge and integrity. We were pleased with all of his work for us and his knowledge of resources.
Duncan helped my wife and myself sell two properties and buy our current house, all in very short order. He was a pleasure to deal with and we're sure he was able to negotiate the best possible deals on our behalf.
Our experience with Duncan was great. He took the time to explain the housing market and to find us a quality property in our price range. I would definitely use him as an agent in the future.
Duncan is the most honest, hard-working, human real estate agent in the business. He will not lie to make a sale; he knows the current reality of the real estate scene and can give a realistic, businesslike overview and tend to your own specifics. I would not deal with anyone else.
Duncan keeps in touch post transaction and has a wealth of knowledge & expertise to share. I would highly recommend him if you are buying or selling.
Duncan was my Real Estate Agent twice. First when buying my first home and when it was time to sell that home and buy a larger home. The first home was purchased in Toronto when I was living in B.C. Being a single mother with 2 sons, it was a daunting experience. Duncan was able to ease a very stressful move with his knowledge, patience, and hard work.
We first met Duncan as newlyweds, cruising through open houses that we could not afford. He spent time with us anyways, educating us on the market and always stayed in touch. When it came time to eventually list our Toronto house for sale, he was our agent of choice. Our house listed and sold within a week, with multiple bids, and went for $58,000 over asking. Duncan has experience and expertise but even more important than that - he's hard working and a nice guy!
Duncan is a great real estate agent with very deep knowledge. I have used him twice and would highly recommend him.
Duncan is trustworthy, consistent and reliable. He goes beyond the call of duty and shows great generosity of spirit. If you are hiring Duncan, you can be sure that you are hiring a dedicated and seasoned professional who will work tirelessly to get the job done!
Duncan knew what I wanted and went out and got it for me. He was right there till the end. Duncan is an expert in his field and I would recommend him to anyone I knew who was looking to buy or sell.
We were introduced to Duncan through friends who knew of him but weren't yet house hunting. From our first meeting with him through to the point at which our house deal closed, we were delighted with the service Duncan provided and absolutely confident of his desire to get the best deal possible for us. At no point in our dealings with Duncan did we find him pushy, dismissive of us or our views, or disrespectful of our needs. Moreover, we felt him to be a person of great integrity, honesty and thoughtfulness and a person with a strong committment to his community. In short, I couldn't recommend Duncan more highly.
Duncan is a real estate agent unlike any other. Not only is he extremely good at navigating the complexities of the housing market, but he is a generous and enthusiastic participant in the Toronto communities in which he lives and works. His creativity, thoughtfulness and integrity make him someone I feel very comfortable recommending.
I have known Duncan for more than 20 years, and I have worked with a number of real estate brokers and agents over the years. Duncan has been by far the best. He makes the experience transparent for the seller or buyer, and goes a long way in helping the client get beyond the mythology and into the reality of real estate. I have recommended him to a lot of my friends, who have had similar experiences to mine. Plus, he's a great banjo player and a pretty good hockey player.
He is a real pro who is a pleasure to work with. He has a no nonsense approach that works and does not make promises he cannot keep. If I am selling or buying Duncan is my go to guy.
I have had the pleasure in working with Duncan over two years ago and highly endorse him. I was new to the Toronto area and looking for a commercial space to lease. Duncan not only took the time to put great effort into the search, but also schooled me on the different regions and areas of Toronto, that would further help me in my business. I had very specific demands of the kind of space I wanted and Duncan greatly exceeded my expectations. He is a true professional with great integrity and superb customer service, a term used by many but understood by few. Plus he's a great banjo player and a community minded leader.
Duncan is always a pleasure to work with. He brings a level of professionalism not often found in agents. I have often been thanked by Duncan's clients for the outstanding result on the sale of their home, however, it was Duncan's hard work and thorough understanding of the marketplace that really made things happen. Duncan also took the extra step of getting his credentials as a real estate broker which gives him a much broader understanding of the technical details in buying or selling a home.
Duncan was originally recommended to me by a friend over five years ago when I first started to think about possibly selling my condo and purchasing a home. He invested a lot of time and energy in me and became a trusted and valued advisor. Lucky me to have someone guiding me through the process with such integrity and expertise. I always felt he was looking out for my best interests. In June 2011, I finally made a decision to sell and engaged his services. Within one week I had multiple offers, well over the asking price. He is a real pro and fully dedicated to achieving the best results. I have great respect for him and enjoyed working with him and his wife and business partner Karen. If you're looking for the best, I highly recommend Duncan.
Duncan knows Toronto and the housing market very well. He gave us some great advice and we found the perfect house for us within 4 days of looking! The area is perfect and we have already seen a huge return on the property value. I highly recommend Duncan as a quality Realtor in a sea of average Realtors, In fact, I refer him to all of my clients when they are ready to make the jump into the housing market.
We've worked with Duncan on 3 occassions and it has been a pleasure each time. He knows what he's doing, he's a very likeable individual and as far as I'm concerned has achieved solid results for us. On top of that he is trustworthy and someone I don't hesitate to call upon when looking for an experienced opinion on real estate matters.
Duncan made the first time home buying process a lot less stressful than it should have been. A straight shooter, knowledgeable about his field and extremely helpful throughout.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!! We are thrilled. Thank you for your patience, your wisdom and your guidance.
Your knowledge and your ability to point out both good and bad features of the many houses you so patiently showed us was essential to finding just the right house.
By putting me in touch with workmen who quickly and efficiently did the necessary work so that the house showed well, you guided me to show the property at its best, and you assisted me in selling it to my satisfaction. All this you accomplished with a pleasant manner and consideration for what you know from experience to be a stressful time.
My new home is over 90 years old and Duncan’s advice in regard to inspections saved me from unnecessary additional expense and ensured I was prepared for any near term future expenses. I had purchased my new home prior to listing my existing home. In appreciation of this fact Duncan was very keen in promoting the property for sale. I was very satisfied that it was a top priority with him and all avenues for a timely sale, at an acceptable price, were being explored and aggressively pursued.
In summary, I was very pleased with Duncan’s efforts. He provided me with sound advice and I did not feel any undue pressure that he was anxious to close a deal at any cost, i.e. I felt that my interests were being served. I am comfortable recommending Duncan Fremlin as a real estate agent.
The place looks amazing and I was completely amazed by the signage, website, brochure and text message info. You two are really a class above the rest. Very good to experience this.
With sincere thanks for absolutely everything you have done for me. To get even asking price (but generously over) has exceeded my wildest expectations!!!
I just wanted to thank you for taking so much time to consult with me about my house and my current and future situation. I very much needed some good advice, and you were full of it...I appreciate your professionalism and good sense, your friendliness and availability, and your sense of humour, and not necessarily in that order. When the time comes to sell, I won’t have a moment’s hesitation in choosing you as my partner in the process.
Thank you so much for all your help. This is the third time in 8 years you’ve helped me find a new house. As you know, I didn’t want to move this time, but you made a potentially painful process a lot of fun. Thanks for all your care and attention.
Mark and I were very pleased with the service you provided, in both the sale and purchase of our homes. We found you to be timely and responsive, and gathered relevant information for presenting to potential purchasers. Ultimately, we sold our home at a price above the listing price recommended by the two other proposals received. You were right on in your assessment of the market value of the property…Your market value estimate was well researched and documented.
You were always available and prompt. The purchase price was within your narrow market value range, within our desired price range and satisfactory to the seller.
Thank you for your professional approach to both transactions.
Alison Williams & Mark Gorlick
This is a note of thanks for your efforts in bringing the sale of my house to a speedy conclusion. You did everything you promised to do, in regard to advertising, open houses and other marketing initiatives. The quick closing was a bonus and we had our money out within three months of listing. I would certainly recommend your services to anyone I know, who wishes to put a property on the market in Toronto.
Duncan and I have enjoyed a very successful working relationship for over 20 years. He has referred many of his clients to me and has helped me with several of my own home purchases and sales.
His clients, including myself, are always impressed with his knowledge of the real estate market and his professionalism. His accomplishments have even been recognized on several occasions within the real estate industry.
It’s been a pleasure working with Duncan and I highly recommend his services to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate.