Why buy with us

Buying a beautiful home in one of Toronto’s finest neighbourhoods is an exciting prospect, but it can be time consuming. There are also many obstacles, which if not considered, can cause a buyer to experience regrets after purchase.

The Graces work with clients to streamline the process and ensure your time is used efficiently. Their experience working in Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods means they know what common deficiencies to look for in a home and have longstanding relationships with experts who can guide you through due diligence.

The Graces are constantly considering clients’ needs and ensuring the properties shown live up to their expectations.  Access to work, shops and restaurants, school districts, and neighbourhood demographics are all top considerations.

The Graces work out of the #1 real estate brokerage in Toronto – put simply, they sell more homes than any other brokerage in the city.

The team has access to a long list of exclusive opportunities and are aware of many homes in advance of their listing on the MLS system. In a hot market, this provides a crucial advantage to interested buyers.

When working with The Graces, clients benefit from quality service, decades of experience, and a proven track record of strong results.

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Client Testimonials

My husband and I were referred to Geoff Grace by a friend who said Geoff was extremely hard-working, ethical and not pushy - three qualities we wanted in a real estate agent. After visiting a few houses with Geoff, it was immediately apparent that he understood what we were looking for.He ... didn't waste our time by showing us houses that weren't within our price range and that didn’t meet at least the majority of our needs and wants. Last fall we noticed a house we were quite interested in. We contacted Geoff and within a few hour she had set up a visit. Since this was the first house we had seen in a while, we asked Geoff to show us a few others in the same price range so we could get a sense of market value and going prices. He very helpfully found us a number of comparable homes in two different neighbourhoods and made appointments for us in short order. While we didn’t buy that first house, we did continue working with Geoff and within three weeks had found our dream home on Waverley Rd. We found Geoff to be very intuitive about our needs and wants. He returns calls usually within 1 or 2 hours -- not days -- and updates you as to what he has heard and seen in the market. He sent us many houses through MLS, the same day they were listed. Another valuable resource Geoff brings to this business is his keen sense of market trends and changes. For every house we seriously considered, Geoff developed a comparative report showing other houses of similar size, in the same neighbourhood that had sold in the past 6-12 months. In this way, we could see how the market was changing and what type of offer we might want to make. During the offer period, we found Geoff to be very realistic and helpful. He understood we had a ceiling and offered his advice on what type of offer might be necessary and what the ramifications were of what we decided to offer. On the sales side, Geoff worked with us to ensure our home on Glenmount Park Rd was picture perfect for the open houses and for all sales visits. He absorbed the cost of a “stager” who advised us on what we needed to change and what elements we could introduce to make our home more saleable. Geoff's strategy worked: our house sold within a few days of listing for $ 20,000 over our asking price! In the unlikely event we'd ever leave our beautiful new home, we'd definitely want Geoff to sell it and we'd want Geoff to help us find a new one. Read more

Audrey & Andy

Dear Gail and Geoff: O.K. So here's my story in the adventure of real estate. It starts out very badly, but has a very happy ending, thanks to Gail and her husband, Geoff. After interviewing several agents, we listed our home in the Beach(es) with another agent. She was very charming, ... and we had seen her signs everywhere. As well, she gave us a higher price than the other agents, and showed us the paperwork to substantiate it, explaining to us that she would work harder to get us our price because she took each listing as if it were her own, and other agents were just looking for a fast turnaround. We listed in the fall of 2005, and she thought it would sell very fast. This was very important to us. We weren't just moving to another house, we were leaving the country as soon as we could sell our house. After many years of saving and planning, we were taking a very early retirement, and after many years of searching, we had purchased land in Mexico, near the shore of a lake. It was our dream for many years to do this and build a house there. It had taken a tremendous amount of effort and research, but finally it was within our reach! All we had to do was sell our house. No problem, it's the Beaches, right? Well to make a long and extremely painful experience very brief, it didn't work out. Along the way there were many untruths, false information, bad advice and incompetence from both the agent, broker, and support staff of this outfit. On three occasions, agents with their buyers walked into our house and surprised us because the lockbox combination was given out and no appointment made. Adverts printed with another house picture in local papers, ads with the wrong price etc. Feedback was non existent, except when they wanted us to lower our price. It seemed to us that this was her tactic...start high, reel them in, and then push for markdowns to the price the home should have been in the first place. We also discovered that she was not liked at all by many of the local agents, and this had a predictably negative impact on our showings etc. Perhaps this company should have stayed strictly in the insurance business. We even went on a reality show "Take This House and Sell It" (episode #60). Take This House and Sell It provided us with the neutral decor that our agent had told us wasn't necessary. Again she was wrong. I have gone into this in a minor way to illustrate our frame of mind by the end of this process. For nine months we kept our home in ready-for-showing condition. Many agents and their buyers came and went. Finally, enough was enough. I'm convinced that had we not been so busy and distracted with the process of immigration, preparing to move our goods long distance ourselves with no moving company involved, crossing not one, but two international borders with our two cats, the language barrier, etc., we would have not stuck with her so long. We discussed selling our land in Mexico, and forgetting the whole thing....years of dreams gone. We did not want to list with another agent, so painful was the whole experience. When Gail Grace, of Royal LePage, listed our house, she had taken on two extremely angry and frustrated clients. She came in, approved our now neutral decor, and did her best to reassure us. She listened to us, gave us the straight facts, no fantasy lines, and set to work. This was not easy for her, or us. We were hopelessly stale-dated by this point, and the spring market 2006, was history. For our part, we took all of her advice and implemented the changes she asked for, even if we didn't want to do them. She properly repriced the house. I cannot tell you how worried and discouraged and tired we were. We had to trust her and at that point it was almost impossible to trust another agent. Gail treated us with the utmost respect and understanding. I believe she truly cares. She immediately set about trying to restore our faith in the selling process. She was business like and a true professional in an industry we found to be sorely lacking. She is well liked and respected by her peers. Believe me, I checked. She never hit us with negative input to try to get us to lower our price, a tactic our previous agent had employed. Gail is a confident lady. Everything she did was executed well and correctly, with attention to detail and forethought. We got feedback very promptly. Her broker and the office support staff were great, too. In about four weeks the house sold for about 98% of asking. Excellent, especially given that we had been so stale-dated, and we were now into the summer months. After the house was sold Gail didn’t just disappear. She followed through in any way she could help. What a complete and total change from our first agent. How we wish we had hired Gail in the first place. We would have avoided all that negativity and not lost nine months to frustration. We are very, very happy with our new life, building our home in Mexico. Gail and her husband Geoff were a part of making that happen. They worked hard to make it work. If we were ever to return we would not hesitate to have Gail find us a new home in the Beach. We have told Gail and Geoff that we would love to see them come down for a holiday. We hope to see them here. Best regards... Read more

Tony & Penny Targa

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