Our story begins with having an interest as, “first time buyers” searching to invest and purchase a condominium thus, searching for a real estate agent. Fortunately, a family friend of ours who already owns two condominiums referred to us her real estate agent, Ms. Boots Montano.
This family friend already owns their two condominiums in the downtown Toronto area and suggested to invest and purchase if possible, in the downtown area as well. Our friend’s wife contacted Boots and gave Boots’ contact information to my wife, Phoebe. A short background regarding my wife, she previously worked in the real estate abroad.
My wife and Boots, (not yet meeting us); through several calls, text and email messages provided the information and details of our interest, the cap amount of our purchase, etc. Then, a meeting time and place was discussed between them. Boots gave us a description of herself and what she would be wearing, etc.
We met at a condominium which was for sale located in the Rogers Centre area. Boots showed us four condominiums in the same GTA locations. At our very first meeting, we immediately felt at peace and calm as we listened to Boots how informative she is with providing all the details such as:
-The owners history, history of the condominium
-The area/location; her points of views about the advantages, (the positive); and what could be a disadvantage, (the negative); etc.
-The condominium GTA by-laws, legislations, the changes of what is no longer valid or what has presently occurred and what is being proposed.
-Educating us as to the rights between the owners and the tenants.
-In situations/problems/repairs, who is responsible – is it the owner or the condominium association?
When we’ve asked questions, she:
-Provide the answers
-Very through, honest, trustworthy, straight forward and objective
-If she does not know the answer her response which echoes in my mind,
“I’ll get back to you on that”.
-If it can’t be done, she’ll give the reasons why.
I’d like to add that she’s a rare breed and unique person WHY?
We’ve owned our condominium for over six years, and she calls to update us that there are/will be GTA law and legislative changes plus, what needs to be done as a reminder, priority, later, or wait and see. Last, when we need help or need a question or opinion to be answered she will respond. As mentioned above, in certain situations/problems/repairs Boots still helps us with knowing what our rights versus the condominium association.