We were referred to Adrian by a good friend who had just sold his house and had a great experience from process to the sale ($$$).
THE MEETING – NOV 29, 2018
Adrian and I first met at the Spoke Club for a coffee to talk through what I was looking for. At the time, I had a laundry list of 10 items I wanted in a home, most importantly, I wanted a place with potential: poorly staged and poorly promoted, one that requires some minor renovations to make it our own.
Following the meeting, Adrian sent me some numbers that aligned with my ask so I can properly budget for a close. Looking at the figures, I asked Adrian to put a hold on the search for a few months till I got my ducks in order.
THE FIND – DEC 16, 2018
Fast forward two weeks and an email from Adrian pops up in my inbox: “I found it”. We decided to entertain the idea and go on a showing with Adrian to a condo out in Little Portugal just across from the Gladstone.
In summary, the unit was a dump. It’d been on the market for 2 months and had the dirtiest tenants (new reality makeover show for Adrian?). At first, we couldn’t see what Adrian saw in this place. He talked us through his vision and what we could do with the place at a low cost to brighten it up and open up the space.
He checked 9/10 items off the wish list and there was no need to keep looking. We had found our home!
THE SALE – DEC 21, 2018
Adrian had previously explained in detail what we needed to have ready in time for the purchase – we were ready! A few days after we saw the place, we put in an offer.
Back and forth we went over the course of two days negotiating a final price and terms that worked heavily in our favor.
Adrian managed this seamlessly and we came in well under asking price and under our original budget. It was a win! We couldn’t have been any happier going into the holidays.
THE PREP – JAN/FEB 2019
Shortly after the break, Adrian got us back on track: Lawyer? Check! Mortgage? Check! Contractor? Check!
With a well-established network, he referred us to a reliable lawyer, mortgage broker and contractor. In preparation for renovations, Adrian took us on a road trip to pick our flooring, paint colors and kitchen island marble/back-splash. We spent a few hours driving around several shops north of the city until we found what we liked and could afford.
The end result was absolutely stunning! We can confidently say that we wouldn’t have made such good decisions without Adrian’s expertise.
CLOSING DAY – MAR 6, 2019
This was the easy part.
All our ducks where in order come closing day. Adrian made sure of it and checked in before and after closing.
WHY IS HE STILL HERE
You’d think that after the paperwork was all done and we had the keys, Adrian would have moved on.
Instead, he kept in touch, checking in to see how renovations were progressing and that we were happy with the contractor’s work (special mention to the contractor: on budget and on time – who knew that would be possible?).
Adrian kept advising us on design decisions; one day, he realized how clueless we were and decided to take us on a shopping trip to buy light fixtures that worked out perfectly.
While we occasionally questioned his choices, he always ended up being right and we loved the end result.
If you’re looking to buy or sell your home, Adrian’s the one you want by your side. He provides a comprehensive effortless service that takes the stress out of such a large, personal decision. We highly recommend him!