It was late Fall, 2008 when we first contacted Mandy to let him know we're entertaining the idea of purchasing our first home, but we weren't quite ready yet. Mandy promptly dropped off a package of very useful reading material for us to do our research. Early summer of 2009, Mandy called us and gave us a heads up about the housing market climate; we felt it was the right time for us and we met with him to discuss the buying process.
At our first meeting, he methodically educated us on the home buying process and carefully, patiently, and objectively walked us through what to expect what we may experience and steps on what to do when purchasing a home.
We had so many questions, concerns and Mandy was incredibly supportive, resourceful, and informative. We knew we were in good hands with him navigating us on our path to find the right home.
Being very particular in our needs (and we are picky people!), we gave him a chart listing what we wanted and didn't want in a home and he assured us, he would find the home we want, even if it takes many months to do it.
In addition, he assured us that at any time in the process, if we felt we wanted to stop looking, slow down, or defer our purchase to another time, he would do so. As we looked at listings, he promptly answered and addressed our questions, queries, concerns whenever we called or emailed.
It took us only 5 weeks and five viewings before we found the house we wanted as our home and Mandy.very swiftly negotiated a deal and secured it for us in a few days!
Mandy cares about his clients and their comfort level. His professionalism, approachability, honesty, sincerity, expertise, knowledge, client service skills, negotiating skills, and solution-focused approach facilitated the decision making process and made our whole home buying experience easy and effortless. Yes, we definitely recommend Mandy, as he will make your journey to home ownership an easy task!
Jean Yee & Herbert Kornhuber
"Armand was a big help when my husband and I were trying to find a house. As first time home buyers we felt a little nervous about the process, but Armand assured us that he would not pressure us into a purchase, and that he would find us a perfect home even if it took six months. Not only was Armand able to find us everything on our wish list, he did it in less than a week! We met Armand on a Thursday and by Sunday we were homeowners. I would recommend his assistance to anyone looking for a broker. His honesty, wealth of information and relaxed attitude will put you at ease during a potentially stressful purchase"
Leah and Derek Kwan. Mississauga
Over the past few years anyone who has known me, has had the task of listening to me speak of owning my own home. Well the time came when a friend had the perfect answer and that answer was the business card of Mr. Armand Ardila.
I contacted Armand and advised him of my concerns being a first time home buyer and my lack of knowledge surrounding the entire real estate field. Armand took the time and showed the patience to educate and bring me up to speed on all issues involved in the purchasing of a home. Not once did he make me feel as if I could not come to him with any question on my mind concerning the search.
When I advised him of the home that best suited my needs and the area in which I felt that I wished to set up roots. Armand went out of his way to not only give me options on the many different properties, but he also guided me through every detail taking the time to explain the positives and negatives in what I wished for and never rushed through any showing.
Armand made the whole experience of buying a home especially for the first time seem so effortless. With his advise and the fact that he actually cared more than just words from the very first phone call to the signing of the contract, is something I shall never forget.
I shall only deal with Mr. Armand Ardila when it comes to the selling or buying of any future
home(s) in my lifetime.
I can say this with pleasure that anyone I know who will be entering the real estate market shall be recommended to Armand Ardila.
Thank you so very much.
Joel Evelyn - From Hamilton to Toronto.
Mandy was a professional from the beginning. He gave us a realistic view of our home's value and didn't try to win us over with a high listing price as other agents had done in the past. He was friendly and we could tell right away that he cared about his clients and his business. The night he came to do our home evaluation, he didn't expect us to "sign on the dotted line" on the spot. He gave us time to think over his evaluation and discuss our options..never, ever pushy. We felt comfortable and at ease with Mandy from the start, so we listed that night with him! Incredibly, we sold our home with Mandy in TWO DAYS!! We had five showings within 48hrs. of listing!! The process was quick and painless!!
When it came to house hunting, Mandy showed us a variety of houses and never made us feel that we needed to hurry up and choose. He encouraged us to shop around and to seek out a home that we truly wanted, not just because he showed it to us. This meant a lot of travel for Mandy since we are located out of town but he never once made us feel like we were burdening him.
He walked with us over some hurdles we encountered along the way with patience and compassion. We will never use another agent and will always recommend Mandy to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. Thank you Mandy for your help in finding a house we look forward to calling home! We couldn't have done it without you!
Jamie And Joe Bifolchi Newmarket and Keswick
Armand Ardila was a light and guide in my life when I was overseas and needed to undertake the arduous task of finding an apartment in Toronto....all online! He was my complete source of information: details of every apartment he proposed to me, and then inspected, transportation in and around Toronto, the different parts of the city (maps were emailed) and even the people and their lifestyle. He was available day and night for questions, and follow-through of paperwork. His generosity of spirit didn’t stop at the signing of papers; he introduced me to this new, big city. A guide and a friend, he followed up on any problems I was experiencing after moving. He proved over and over again to be very knowledgeable, honest, easy to talk to, and trust-worthy. I am not sure what else you could ask for in a real estate professional.
C. Desprès France- Mississauga
We are writing this letter to express our sincere thanks to Mandy. Since April of this year Mandy has been working very closely with our family on two very significant fronts. The first with my parents selling their long-term family home, the second, with my parents and my sister to purchase a joint home for them. The selling property was their home that they have been in for 20 years filled with many great mementos and lots of hard work in the my fathers cherished garden. The relationship that Mandy was taking on was a little convoluted, but he handled it with great ease and a wonderful sense of humor!!!!! He was able to quickly get a sense of my parent’s personalities, my personality and to throw in a little extra, my sisters personality!!! What Mandy signed on for was my parents downsizing, and their relocation into a property that they would share with my sister and her two children, I was merely along to help facilitate the process.
In my fathers own words- “Always professional, always friendly, always helpful, always resourceful. Presentation materials very professional & to the point. No question too stupid always answered with clarity. Nice guy doing a difficult job with patience and dignity.”
Thank you Mandy for making this such a positive experience for all of us…..
Girvin Family Mississauga-Toronto
I have worked with many real estate agents over the years and have found a hidden gem. Mandy is a very intelligent and efficient man with the kindness and respect to go along with it. His knowledge of every aspect of the real estate business is astounding. He is so helpful, giving and honest. My experience with Mandy has been nothing but positive and smooth. He goes above and beyond what is required. I will continue to recommend him to anyone I know who could benefit from his expertise.
Katrina Sorra- Toronto
This space is not big enough for all of my comments about Armand. He is an honest, straight up person looking to build long term business relationships. He is organized in his thought process, patient when I asked the same question 3 times, and a great creative negotiator. My list of real estate agents has been reduced to one. Many thanks for helping me work toward my dream.
Steve Stein Toronto
We were absolutely delighted with the service that we obtained from Armand. He was diligent, caring, and extremely knowledgeable. He guided us every step of the way, without ever being pushy. He was ALWAYS available, and always willing to go that extra step. He went WELL beyond our highest expectations, and above and beyond what anyone can ask of a realtor. He was our guide, chauffeur, financial advisor, mechanic, mediator, facilitator, scout, researcher, sounding board and so much more.
He never complained and he was ready to assist at the drop of a hat. We have nothing but the highest regard for his professionalism, and personable easy manner. We will never think of using any other realtor, and of course highly recommend him without hesitation.
Medina Family Brampton-Toronto
I am pleased to recommend the Professional Real Estate services of Armand Ardila of Prudential. I first began communicating with Mr. Ardila when he responded to a message I placed on the internet looking for a suitable condo in Toronto. He responded in a courteous and professional manner and was quickly able to determine what was available in the marketplace to suit my needs. Much of our correspondence was long distance and he never failed to answer my questions in a timely and thorough manner. I am happy to say that in a very short time period a suitable property was located. Mr. Ardila was very helpful in arranging possession and handling all the details regarding moving to the unit.
Julie Iuvancigh North York
Let us interrupt our happy dance long enough to recommend Armand Ardila. He was instrumental in our condo sale and house purchase. At each step of the process, he provided thoughtful and sensitive guidance. While we acknowledge his strength as a real estate broker, Armand is gifted in what we term the “psychology of real estate”. Early on, he took time to assess how, as unique individuals, we each processed information and made decisions. He used this knowledge to smoothly navigate us through the entire process.
While negotiating a property transaction is a business venture, the nature of letting go of one’s beloved home to acquire a yet unknown home is fraught with emotions. Along the way, he addressed each concern and put our minds at ease. From mortgage brokers to house inspectors, he is in a position to recommend a host of knowledgeable service providers. Armand is prompt, quick thinking, detailed, professional, and courteous. He is respectful of schedules and timelines; he is a man of action. He is a creative thinker and excels at negotiation, aiming for a win-win outcome. Do we recommend him? YES!
Bob and Lily Sloan, Toronto