Here's what our clients say:

Why We Chose Ecko Jay to Sell Our Home

To put it simply, because he is a mensch.

Let me explain.

Many years ago, when our son was younger, he was very interested in anything to do with interior design and architecture.  We began visiting open houses in our area when he was about 13 years old.  We met many real estate agents over the years.  We were always very honest and told them we had no intention of buying anything.  Some of them were indifferent, some were cold and some were downright rude.  And then one day we met Ecko. What a breath of fresh air! He welcomed us warmly and engaged us in conversation. He was genuinely interested in my sons thoughts.  He sparked Michael’s passion and encouraged him to follow his dreams. I told him that day that when I sell my house, I will use him as my agent.  And we kept our word.

Since then, our son has gone on to obtain a Bachelors degree in Interior design and is now  completing his  double masters degree in architecture and landscape architecture.  

Ecko sold both our parents homes and,  just recently,  our house.  He handled the sales with his usual finesse - a mixture of kindness and experience that generates total trust.  

A mensh is a Jewish word that is not easy to translate but basically it is this - a person of integrity and honour, someone  with character, rectitude and dignity, someone  with a  sense of what is right. That is Ecko.

Roslyn Shafir and Steven Ockrant, 2015


Dear Ecko and team,

“Thank you Ecko for providing us with your wealth of knowledge in establishing a go-to-market strategy and selling our home in just a few days! "

You always maintained your professionalism and you were respectful of our efforts.

Thank you for your hard work, dedication and guidance through the negotiating process and being successful in getting over asking for us.

Ecko you are a true professional. Wishing you continued success.

Cheers to you and your amazing team!

Sally and John,  2015


Ecko Jay was by far the best agent we have ever worked with. He surpassed our expectations and we were delighted with the outcome of the sale of our home. His professionalism, attention to detail, and intelligence were much appreciated as was the excellent support from his courteous and hard working staff. He was a pleasure to work with and we recommend him highly.

Nigel and Diana Dickson, 2015


Dear Ecko:

Just a note to say thank you so very much for the excellent representation you provided us with on the listing and sale of our home (and subsequent purchase of our new home).  Your expertise and eye for detail had us pulling our hair out at times ( I am still experiencing nightmares of decluttering storage units and PODs sitting on the driveway) but your eye for detail made our house a landmark in that it was the first on our street to sell for over $1M!  The fact that we ended up with 13 offers and a sale price of $1,250,000 (a full $256,000 over asking) was just icing on the cake. It definitely took the edge off losing our 60-inch television during the negotiations!!

We would also like to take the time to thank two incredible members of your team. Both Jeny Boyanova and Seema Tayeb worked tirelessly to ensure that the listing was to our liking and that we were updated each and every time there was a viewing.  They were both very warm, friendly, professional and knowledgeable and are indeed a credit to your company.

We would have no hesitation referring you and your team to any of our family or friends!

Sincerely,

Paul and Debbie Nemethy, 2015


Congratulation!!

Thank you Ecko,

For your patience, advice, knowledge and guiding us through the process of selling the house. It was interesting watching you handle all the offers. Your sense of humour was a great asset. Congratulations on getting a good price for the house. Our parents would be very pleased that their investment was sold at 101+% of its original price!

Thank you to Mitra and the rest of your staff for helping us with the sale.

Enjoy this very busy long weekend

Donna Shen, 2015


And a big thank you from me as well Ecko.

It was a real pleasure to work with you again. We knew you would get the job done and we knew you would do it in a highly professional, respectful and courteous way - while finding time for a little fun along the way!

As always you exceeded our expectations - and smashed the record on the street!!

A sincere thank you for helping turn Jamela's years of hard work into financial security for her future years.

Very best wishes

Dean Herd, 2015

ps: don't retire any time soon - there's a house on Overbank we would love you to sell .... :)


Dear Ecko,

Our shared endeavour, the selling of 47 Valentine, has gone even better, both financially and procedurally, than we hoped for.  This was all thanks to your skills as a wily realtor and as an empathic human being.  Mention must also be made of the courtesy and efficiency of your staff, especially Mitra, Jeny, and Seema.  Christina, too, displayed a fine aesthetic sense in the staging and incredible energy in making it happen.

I must add that we really enjoyed talking with you about our  mutual love of books and we thank you for your recommendations.

Naomi and Stan Freeman, 2015

 


Hi Ecko,

My mom would like you to know that she was extremely pleased with the way you represented her in this purchase.

She thought you were very professional and skilled at what you do, so BIG thank you !!

Dean and I are also very happy with the outcome. We knew you would get the job done, and done well!!

Many thanks again Ecko.

Tas Baksh, 2015


Well what you have said here, has made me cry..... Thank you for your kind and "sincere" words that you have written.

I agree with the calming and serenity feel to the house - as my parents made it that way. They were proud homeowners and liked to decorate with beautiful things. The inside was cared for, and also the out ... It was always a welcome feeling to be with my parents there, I loved coming back to be with them (despite the fact that I have my own place, their home was my home).

We were raised in such a warm and loving home. I have a feeling that this young couple will appreciate  the home and take care of It - from what Christine said, they  definitely responded with excitement and surprise that they made the best offer and got it !!

I am extremely grateful that you were able to do this deal for our parents Ecko. Our parents chose the BEST Realtor and your "true" colours and expertise came through with your professionalism last night!!  You have a passion in your  realtor technique , but  also your warm heart is felt for your clients.

We look forward to working with you over the next few months...........

Kristen Wilby, 2015


Hi Ecko,

It sure was hard closing that door for the last time. I personally had 40 years of wonderful memories (ok some I can't remember) in that house.  

I hope the new owners will be as happy. The place looks great and ready to move right in. For me, again, you and your office handled the whole thing beautifully. Everyone was a pleasure to deal with and your office staff was great - friendly, attentive and always willing to help.

All the best,

Until next time,

Lari-Ann Convery, 2015


Dear Ecko Jay,  

Right now, I just want to thank you and your team for guiding us and presenting our late father's property so well.  We made the right choice, choosing you as listing agent, very professional, friendly, and straightforward. even though a complete expert on angles.

I will write a testimonial,  after closing, when the done deal is over!  Right now, I am breathing better, with a firm offer, no conditions!  Congrats to you, too! 

Cheers, Jane Shen, 2015


Good morning Ecko,

Thank you again for all you did for us, for your guidance and for your determination do sell well our beloved home. Grazie, grazie!

With appreciation we send you our warmest regards.

 Sergio and Marisa Bergagnini, 2015


After living in our home for almost 35 years my husband and I decided to downsize. This was understandably a huge change for us. As Ecko has been successful for getting higher prices than ever seen before in our neighbourhood, we chose him as the logical realtor. Ecko was nothing but professional and has a fantastic operation which runs like a well oiled machine from the photographer to the admin office staff. Planning happened as he said it would and he had a fantastic way of dealing with some difficult people .

His professionalism is unequivocally a testament to his success.

I would highly recommend him as someone who is trustworthy and I have already recommended him to a neighbour on our street.

Cathy and David Snowden, 2015


Good morning,

Many thanks to all the staff at Ecko Jay Realty for making this experience as smooth and pleasant as possible, and of course for the outstanding results.

Our sincere thanks!

Naida Bastedo , 2015


Hi Ecko,

Thanks for your email.

We're pleased that we chose you and very happy with your services!!

Will definitely have you over at our new house.

Will recommend you without hesitation.

Thank you.

Afsaneh, 2015

On behalf of our parents, Irene, myself, and Gus we wish to thank you and your associates for your exceptional hard work in selling our parent's home.

Thank you again.

Mary Sideris, 2015

 


Dear Sponsor,

We would like to thank you for your generous donation at our Rippleton BBQ & Family Fair event on June 13, 2015.

We had a beautiful sunny day with warm weather and dry skies. Over 600 adults and children from our neighborhood attended the event and enjoyed your donation.

Your product was displayed during the event, along with the supplied business material. Your name was mentioned on a Thank You Poster on display throughout the event.

The Silent Auction raised over $3,000 for our school, thanks to sponsors like you. The BBQ event raised over $13,000. These funds will be used on technology, training and school supplies.

We look forward to promoting your business at a future event.

If you need more information about our school and our many social and fundraising events, please contact us at raptrippleton@gmail.com. Again, a huge thank you for sponsoring a public school in your community and being an active community supporter.

Sincerely,

RAPT (Rippleton Association of Parents and Teachers)

Rippleton Public School

21 Rippleton Road

Toronto, Ontario, M3B1H4

June 2015


We want to express our thanks to you for the wonderful experience we had working with you (and your team) to sell our home.  We put so very much into building this house and, throughout the journey with you, you expressed to us so much respect and appreciation of our efforts, at the same time always giving us the utmost wise and  candid advice and guidance. We thank you sincerely from our hearts for matching us with the right buyer, people who we know will be truly happy here. You have demonstrated a level of professionalism head and shoulders above any of our past dealings in real estate.  The whole experience was so smoothly and masterfully executed. You and your team did an absolutely wonderful job for us.

- Ernie and Patsy,  2014 


Your team approach is uncompromising and second to none.  Knowing that everyone in the office was familiar with our property made corresponding with your office stress free and pleasurable as questions would get answered immediately.  Your overall knowledge base and expertise instilled confidence and comfort knowing that you had complete control of the process from beginning to end. We made the right decision entrusting you in selling our home and looking beyond friends and family that are also agents.  We thank you sincerely and hope that future sellers and buyers make the right decision when looking for an agent.

- Michalopoulos Family,  2014


Wanted to thank and congratulate you and your team for the high level of support and leadership that you provided throughout the process… We chose Ecko Jay Realty based on reputation in the neighborhood, and because of the very professional sales strategy that you put together. Throughout the process you and your people set a very high standard with respect to property preparation, market coverage and salesmanship. The final sale price was well above our target, as a result. Your team was consistently helpful and courteous throughout, which was greatly appreciated. From my point of view, your sales approach was right on the mark: very focused, with a clear goal in mind. You set a high standard, and lived up to every promise. We enjoyed working with your organization, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone in the area. Thanks again, and all the best.

- Christopher G Mackie P.Eng.,  2014 


 "YOU THE MAN!!!" Wow! Did you ever deliver! What a negotiator! You added another triumph to your remarkable track record, not only by achieving the sale of our property in one week, but by getting more than the asking price in the bargain! Thank you Ecko! Do you also sell cottages? We have a beauty for you.

- Marvene and Gordon Miller, 2014 


Having lived in the Don Mills area for 30+ years we have seen many Ecko Jay for sale/sold signs and received his success cards through the mail on a regular basis. His advice on pricing and timing proved excellent and we sold the house within one week. We had 11 offers and sold the house for 30% over asking! Needless to say we were thrilled. The house closed as expected and we've moved on to the next chapter in our lives. We would highly recommend Ecko Jay and his team! They listen, keep you updated and work for you. 
- Ian & Kay Roberts, 2014 


I was very impressed with your exceptional results. I commend you and your very efficient team on your excellent coordination of staging, listing, marketing and eventual sale of my Don Mills home. Without hesitation, I will recommend your services to others

- Magdi Barsoum,  2014 


Ecko is the consummate real estate professional.  Bolstered with 28 years of continued success and a strong ego which told us that he absolutely would get our house sold and for the right price, he did just that. We owe you a big debt of gratitude, Ecko.

- Mark and Nancy Bowden,  2014 


Making the decision of selecting which real estate agent to sell my property and how to prepare it for sale seemed to be very challenging. Not only did you make it so easy and stress free throughout the process but my property had 13 offers and was sold for 18% over asking price. Saying you are the SOLE agent out of all real estate agents in Toronto who could perform this phenomenon would not be an exaggeration. You have stood out from all the others with your outright professionalism, thoroughness to every aspect, and methodical plan layout with contingency. You have taken your time and patience to explicitly explain to me how my property should be prepared prior to its showing, what asking price I should select and most importantly how to execute the transaction successfully and strategically. I appreciate the fact that both you and your team have worked diligently and courteously to follow through your plan in order to optimise the exposure of my listing promptly.

- Felicia Kwan,  2014 


Our experience with Ecko Jay Realty Inc was very positive.  From the first contact, during which Mr. Jay advised us on preparing our house for sale, through keeping us informed on appointments to the final sale, your company managed the whole transaction in a very professional manner. My wife and I were more than satisfied with the manner in which you conducted yourselves and would recommend you as a real estate agent.

- David and Liisa Wise,  2014  
 


Working with Ecko made a very stressful situation almost a pleasure. My house went from listed to sold in less than two weeks. He and his staff were very efficient, always pleasant and right on top of things. Thanks  Ecko.

- Carole Rice,  2014 


Since you sold my Toronto house last year I have sold and purchased other properties in the Town of Georgina, Ontario. Thank you for your help in selling my Toronto property, and if you ever move to Georgina, I will use you to sell my current house when that day comes. In the meantime I just sit back and wonder why local agents don’t embrace the method of selling that you use, because the market demand seems to be as strong up here as it is in Toronto.

- Brian Goddard, 2014 


 Thank you for your professional approach Ecko. You always take the high road and it is that quality that we appreciate in you. 
- Peter Zurawel, 2014 


Ecko Jay’s patience, expertise, thoughtfulness, professionalism and attention to details made the sale of my house smooth and stressless. His team was simply wonderful to deal with. I highly recommend him to anyone who is not looking for “just another real estate agent”

Robert William Robb 


Your professionalism and dedication throughout the whole process was greatly appreciated. After our first meeting, you had a plan of action and explained all that was to happen in the ensuring days ... I’m happy to say you were right on!!!!!

Kelly Cross 


You came through against all odds and delivered on what others believed impossible regarding pricing and sales of homes in our area. Your hustle and negotiating skills proved them wrong! Thank you for supporting our believes, listening to our concerns and making us feel like your No. 1 priority.

Tangie Hinds 


Right from the start, I noticed a difference from other agents, and was surprised at the active role that Ecko took. His hard work paid off. I will definitely be using Ecko Jay again, as he is the most thorough and hard working agent that I have ever met. Most importantly, he got the job done, and fast!

Sharon Dunn 


You stood out in a field of others and we knew were in good hands. You showed attention to detail, efficiency and absolute professionalism. Your negotiating skills proved to be simply amazing and we were more than pleased with the results.

Susan Talacko and Jim Higgins   


Your very professionalism and courteous manner carried us smoothly through this emotionally charged process. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have had the “Ecko Experience”.

The Wongs   


We are exceptionally pleased that we chose to work with Ecko Jay Realty. The professionalism, hard work and attention to detail shown throughout the process of buying and selling has helped us through what is always a stressful experience.

Dean, Tas and Kyra   


Your strategy for selling my mother’s house was right on target. You listed the house higher than competing agents suggested, and we still got eight offers all above asking price.

Will Armstrong  


As you probably remember we actually wrote you a testimonial BEFORE the sale of the house –we were that confident that you would secure us a great deal. We wrote that letter because we wanted you to know that the professionalism of your company –the people and the service you provide- was just as important to us as any final price.

Dean Herd and Tasleema Baksh  


Ecko Jay is an excellent real estate agent. He went beyond the call of duty, he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Ecko was able to sell my condo for a substantial amount more than the asking price and set a record for one-bedroom condos in my building. He also had the opportunity to demonstrate his honesty and integrity in handling the purchase of my new home.

Catherine Latchman   


It is easy to see why you have such an excellent reputation in this area. Your advice regarding the best time to sell, the asking price and your marketing strategy were entirely accurate and effective.

Patricia Howe  


What made the process enjoyable is your sense of humour, optimism, conviction that the price was right, that a buyer who needed just what my property had to offer would come along. You conduct your business in the same manner you present yourself –with class, elegance, confidence and professionalism.

Velta Zichmanis   


When we decided to sell our house, we knew we had only one call to make – that was to Ecko Jay. In our case, your reputation for integrity and market knowledge preceded you as we have known a number of very satisfied people whose properties you have sold.

Gordon & Elise Field   


I have never been so impressed by someone’s balance of professionalism, knowledge, efficiency, kindness, tact, negotiating skills and so much more. You really have the whole package Ecko. Thanks!

Karen Morton   


I know no other agent can compare with your outstanding track record in the neighbourhood, but I chose to deal with you because you made me feel comfortable. As you know, my life is in a state of upheaval and I cannot thank you enough for the peace of mind you have given me.”

Michelle Perera   


This is the fourth transaction that we’ve dealt with you and once again, you proved that you deserved our trust and confidence.

Jennifer Zhaq   


You somehow managed to turn what should have been a stressful time into a smooth running, professionally orchestrated series of events that were – odd to say – even fun at times. I’d be happy to confirm what excellent, professional, courteous service, advice and guidance we received.

Peter Staadecker   


For many months, we spotted your bench advertisements with the slogan “Area Specialists”. To us, this claim was often validated around our neighbourhood by numerous ECKO JAY “FOR SALE” signs, which were quickly changed to “SOLD”. From the listing of our house to the finalization of the sale, you and your staff provided excellent, friendly and professional service with the highest of integrity.

Ron and Louisa Chinn


Your positive attitude and friendly demeanour guided us through a very emotional time since we had spent most of our lives and raised our family in this home.

Sandra and Nezil Cililers  

Your knowledge of our immediate neighbourhood and the surrounding areas (C12 and C13) was pivotal in setting the right price and strategy. Your recommendations regarding preparing our home for sale were excellent and helped make our house shine for potential buyers. Your counsel and patience provided a basis for us to move forward comfortably and confidently

Larry and Nancy Finnie


There are infrequent instances in life when the reality of the occurrence exceeds expectations. Our recent experience with the professionalism and enthusiasm shown by Ecko Jay in the sale of our home is one of those rare experiences. Ecko Jay ... thank you ... and you deserve and have earned our endorsement.

Tom Kovendi P. Eng  


Choosing You, Ecko, in representing us in this whole process was one of our life’s greatest decisions and success that we, as a couple, is so proud of. You were an excellent negotiator, representing us to the best of our intentions because you believed in the product – our house, having the expertise in the area and the industry.

Maureen Cabrera 


You certainly deserve all the compliments you receive on your job. And one more thing: you treat each client as a very unique case and that puts you ahead other brokers.

Maria and Dmitri