We consider the satisfaction of our clients to be our greatest achievement, and take pride in our high volume of repeat business and referrals. Here are a few words from some of our clients:
“We used Kaija and Leslie on our house purchase. They are proactive, aggressive when you need them to be so, and a real pleasure to deal with. No ask was too big or too small. We would not hesitate to recommend them."
~ Anita Sedgwick & John Turner, Moore Park
“Working with you has made my home buying process very easy! You made yourself available to me right away, which was especially appreciated, as the unit I was after was time sensitive. Your expertise with the market was very obvious throughout the whole process. I would absolutely recommend Leslie and Kaija to anyone looking to buy.”
~ Hannah, Waterfront Communities
"So we didn’t want to sell our house but a crazy situation happened into our mail box one day that turned into an offer we just had to take seriously. It was crazy and unexpected but first we needed advice from a trustworthy, knowledgeable, professional. I know lots of realtors and agents, by name and open houses, but none of them seemed to meet our unique circumstances. We needed a pro who could also be an advocate, in our corner and on our team. Kaija and Leslie were exactly who we needed. We met with Kaija and begun our research, on how to negotiate and understand the current state of the market. Kaija showed us houses, calculated our values and explained a lot of the contract content in layman’s terms. This was by no means real and we simply needed to understand the options. Fast forward 2 months of regular support and consults, we closed the deal on our house with much of the contract being in our favour.
Next step was to find a new house. Again Kaija and Leslie showed us around, always looking and suggesting locations that would meet our needs, budget and goals. Kaija never pushed, we had time, but always responded whenever and wherever we needed her. The fact that Leslie and her are a team, felt like it didn’t matter when we free, they would accommodate us anytime. They made it effortless. Our offer to purchase occurred on a weekend. We were up North and the house in the city. I signed the offer on a ski hill while waiting to race! Convenience, flexibility and constant support (emotional and professional) is how Kaija and Leslie do business. If you want a straight shooter, ethical and advocate for you when the stress is overwhelming then choose Kaija and Leslie to be on your team. You won’t regret it."
~Tom & Lesley, Yonge-Eglinton
"Working with Leslie and Kaija was an absolute pleasure! They are incredibly knowledgable about both the current market and how best to prepare your home for sale. They provide a unique bespoke service and most importantly listen to the needs and wishes of their client!"
~ Kimberly Morris, Annex
"Kaija and Leslie were by far the best realtors I've ever worked with. They went above and beyond with their efforts both selling our home, and finding our new one. Quick to respond, knowledgeable, more than accommodating to our needs.. and charming on top of it all! I can't possibly recommend any higher."
~ Simon Wong, Bayview Woods
"Thank you Leslie and Kaija for your guidance and professionalism throughout the process. The offering brochure that you put together was stunning and made me wonder if I was a seller or buyer. Through the slow period prior to Easter you were solidly supportive and when the right buyer turned up, the negotiations were quick and we were very pleased with the final price. We are thankful to have had the services of not one but two wonderful agents, who worked tirelessly on our behalf. We are looking forward to our new residence and come to think of it, you were responsible for locating it for us. Many sincere thanks, we would recommend your professional services to anyone who would like a reference."
~ D. Williams, Forest Hill
“KAIJA AND LESLIE WERE AMAZING FROM DAY ONE. IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL DECISION TO SELL OUR FAMILY HOME AND WE HAD NO IDEA WHERE TO BEGIN. THEY WERE REFERRED TO US AND AT OUR FIRST MEETING PUT US AT EASE. Together, KAIJA AND LESLIE worked with us in a professional and experienced manner every step of the way. WE APPRECIATED THEIR “hands on” APPROACH, effectively creating a rapport of mutual trust and CONFIDENCE. WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL TO KAIJA AND LESLIE AND WOULD GLADLY RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL.”
~ Karen & Ken Finan, Bayview Woods-Steeles
"Leslie and Kaija were referred to me by a very respected colleague. They toured my property, were very encouraging and upbeat about what they saw, but were professional enough to show me where things could be improved. They promised to get back to me with a list of improvements they would do to make my suite more appealing to the market - and they did – in less than 24 hrs.(Never once was I pressured to sign with them).The list seemed reasonable and doable and I decided that they should represent me. We finished the list in short order. They did some light staging, provided a handy man to do some repairs to walls and doors, and where ready with references and tradespeople for anything else I needed help with.
Because my property is a co-ownership, as opposed to a co-op or condominium, the industry opinion is that it will take longer to sell as people and their agents need to understand the differences and advantages of this type of property.Leslie and Kaija already had an understanding of co-ownership properties but also took the time to educate themselves fully on all the differences.
To sum up, we listed my place on a Wednesday. They took top notch photos for an amazing brochure, virtual tour, card, and of course MLS. Because of their marketing we had 15 showings on the 1st day (which is remarkable for a co-ownership!), had a very busy open house on Sunday, and took offers on the following Tuesday. I was stunned when there were multiple offers – and so they managed to sell, for significantly over asking, within 6 days. I can't thank them enough - and they were truly fun to work with!
One thing I would like to add is that I was very impressed with the respect they showed for all the agents that came to present offers. This type of holding back on taking offers is tough and stressfull for everyone involved but seems to have become the industry standard now. Leslie and Kaija showed great professionalism during the whole process and I very much appreciated that.
"I wholeheartedly recommend these two and hope I have the pleasure of using them again!"
~ Matthew Niedzwiecki, Forest Hill
"I just had a wonderful experience with a team of agents from Chestnut Park Real Estate!
I cannot say enough good things about Kaija Pitt and Leslie Black! They were absolutely a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. They were beyond professional: they were totally respectful of my time and my needs, and they were so passionate and knowledgable about their work. I seriously felt like they had my back every step of the way.
Just as important: their networking was brilliant! My place was literally sold before it even opened up for public viewing, thanks to their keen ability to be plugged in to all the potential buyers and their agents.
It was really inspiring to watch 2 individuals doing a job with such expertise and passion. I would highly recommend this team to anyone who’s looking to buy or sell their property…in fact I already have!
Kaija Pitt and Leslie Black are a team who work for YOU! Thanks ladies for an exceptional job!"
~ Wendy Weiler, Forest Hill
"What a pleasant experience it was working with Kaija and Leslie in this crazy real estate market. We fully trusted them and it paid off. With their expert market knowledge, quick thinking, and strong negotiation skills, we were able to secure the house with a pre-emptive offer. We would highly recommend this power team."
~ S. Petrov, Deer Park
“Feel free to refer to me as one of your satisfied customers. As always, I appreciate your very professional marketing strategies.”
~ Barbara Hall – Forest Hill
“Kaija and Leslie have extensive experience in the Toronto Real Estate Market and are experts at understanding the market, the buyers' needs and those of the seller. A pleasure to work with.”
~ T & R Lang
“Throughout the process of listing, selling and the closing of our house, Leslie and Kaija were very knowledgeable, communicative, patient and trustworthy. I highly recommend this team to anyone looking to list their home or to purchase a new one.”
~ Katie Gibson
“Thank you so much for your invaluable help. Your energy, efficiency, creativity and professionalism really impressed me. I will be so happy to recommend you to others. Thanks again. Your were wonderful.”
~ M Davies
"Leslie acted for us as our real estate agent a year ago when we were selling our town house. She could not have been more professional, both with her advice as to how we should prepare our house for sale but in the implementations of the preparation, ie. with some serious decluttering. Floor plans and brochures were completed in a very sophisticated manner. The house sold quite quickly and awkward negotiations with the buyer's agent were handled skillfully.
She found the apartment in which we are now living and handled those negotiations very professionally with excellent negotiating skills.
I would not hesitate in recommending Leslie Black to anyone looking for a professional Real Estate Agent who will handle all details with skill and charm."
~ G Turner