Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage
Buying a house can be one of the most exciting and most stressful tasks a family can undertake. It's important to ensure you have an agent who you can trust to guide you through the process but also counsel you when the process isn't going as expected. As our agent, friend and a member of our family, Christian has been there for us every step of the way. At the onset of our first house tour, we were brimming with optimism that we would find our 'forever' home quickly. When the process took a bit longer than expected and we started to think we were going to have to compromise or throw in the towel, Christian made sure to keep us on course and help us understand that buying a home that you love doesn't have to involve compromise. We are happy to say we were successful in finding our dream home and have Christian to thank for all his hard work in making it happen.
Sometimes to figure out what you want, you first have to understand what you don’t want. We found this to be true both in looking for a house and a realtor. When entering the home buying market for the first time, there was so much we didn’t know and we soon found the stress of the unknown weighing heavily on us.
So there we were, driving home from a failed attempt at buying a house and lamenting how bad the experience had been. Feeling upset and demoralized, we took a moment to assess what had gone wrong. Wasn’t buying your first home was supposed to be exciting and fun? As we talked, we quickly realized that the whole process had been off from the start. There had been a clear disconnect between ourselves and the realtor. It had often felt as though he was trying to “sell” us on this house or that one versus helping us find a home. This all came to a head as we tried to place our first offer, we were under informed on the house, the neighborhood, the market value, and the whole buying process. All and all, we were unprepared and overwhelmed.
Clearly a change was needed, enter Christian. Right from the get go he was inquisitive about us, about what mattered to us, not just the number of bedrooms we wanted or what our budget was, but about us as people. He helped us to express what mattered to us. He asked questions that we hadn’t yet asked ourselves, and a big one for us, he asked us about our fears and worries. All of this before we even began to talk about houses.
From that point on, everything just clicked. We felt as though Christian was really on our side, working for us and with us. He listened to what we said. We could see in his actions as they clearly lined up with what we were thinking and feeling. He demonstrated so much patience as he helped educate us on anything we wanted to know. He gave us something we really wanted from the start, confidence in our decisions. He really made the process great – Christian often stopped us when we were discussing whether we could make things work in a house that was just “okay.” He would say, “I am not going to let you buy a house if you don’t love it” and he really meant it!
We could go on and on because from start to finish, working with Christian was a great experience. Not only do we endorse and recommend him to friends and family, we plan on working with him again down the road when we decide to sell this house and buy our next.
As first time home buyers, the process of finding the right house can be daunting. Having Christian as our real estate agent made this gigantic next step in our lives a pleasant one. What separates Christian from the rest is his uncanny ability to zone in on what his clients needs and wants are and ultimately DELIVERING. We are over joyed with our purchase and think everyone's experience at purchasing/selling a home should be as awesome as ours was. Do not think twice about choosing Christian as your agent because you won't regret it.
Thanks again Christian!
What a crazy roller coaster of ups and downs! I would like to say that Christian is more than a fantastic real estate agent. He's a friend, a marriage counsellor and a great motivational speaker! :) :) Through the whole buying and selling of our home, Christian was extremely positive, honest and accomodating to our needs and our frequent indecisions haha. In the end, if it wasn't for Christian's constant drive and positive attitude we probably would have given up the house hunt a long time ago! We really, really appreciate everything you have done and thank you, thank you for getting OVER asking price on our house in 2 days and finding us our dream home!
Being first time home buyers, we didn't know where to start. We knew we had a budget that was going to be difficult to cater to in the GTA and surrounding area. Christian confidently assured us that we would have our dream home- no matter what our budget was. With no hesitation, Christian showed us houses in Keswick, Orangeville, Oshawa and everywhere in between! Diligently searching for the perfect home for us based on a needs analysis; he successfully found us the perfect home.
If it weren't for Christians ability and willingness to listen to BOTH of our needs, we would have been overwhelmed and consumed in the complexities of buying our first home. We would both highly recommend Christian to any home buyers out there.
In working with Christian- you can rest assured knowing that he will listen to and incorporate all of your needs/wants/desires into each home he shows you. A huge thank you to Christian!
Lee and I would like to sincerely thank you, Christian, for your brilliant effort in selling our home in just 1 week. We were especially pleased with your creative marketing of our home as well as all your time spent on studying the market to ensure it was the right time for us to sell. Your extensive research put us in a very favourable position to ensure we got the most money for our home. The results speak for themselves! It’s because of you our house sold for 102% of our asking price, well done!
Lee and Stephanie, Ajax ON
It was an absolute pleasure working with Christian. He was very professional & strategic, and made house hunting a completely positive and upbeat experience. We would recommend him to anybody! It was fantastic that he was able to sell our house within 3 days for 99% of our asking price and found us our perfect dream home in under a week! All we can say is thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
We met with Christian because of a glowing recommendation from a friend. Our experience was beyond our expectations, we found our perfect home AND closed the deal within a week! As first-time homebuyers, we felt confident and supported with Christian's knowledge and experience, and appreciated that he was always available for questions. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone!
-Lisa and Bryan, Pickering
Christian once again out did himself. He listed our home and within 13 hours we had 5 offers and it was sold for over asking price. Thank you Christian!
Christian was great to work with once again. As it was our second sale with him we knew to expect the expertise and hard work that he delivered. He once again impressed us, selling our house in a matter of days for the exact price we discussed.
From start to finish, the process was painless. Christian gave us useful advice and helped us make the right decisions. We couldn't be happier with our home purchase and we have Christian to thank for making the experience quick, worry-free and enjoyable.
Why Christian Rachpaul? If you are looking for a professional, efficient, knowledgable, people person, then Christian is your man.
Presented with the challenge of selling my unit, on short notice, and on price point, Christian delivered above and beyond. His quick responses to phone calls and emails assured me I was working with a broker who valued his client, respected his client's wishes and delivered his client's needs. I am truly impressed with the marketing on my unit, selling after one day on the market, at full asking price. Christian takes the stress out of the real estate market and makes it a smooth transition. I am so grateful to Christian, I can't thank him enough for all his efforts.
From the beginning we found a knowledgeable, on the go, honest, and reliable realtor/friend who sold our condo in a couple of days, while setting a new price record in our Yorkville (Bloor and Yonge) building.
We have recommended him to(almost)everybody in Cabbagetown!
We recently sought the services of Christian Rachpaul to sell our property in Ajax. My wife and I are really impressed by his services from day one. Some of the things that we have experienced dealing with Christian are that he is very punctual with his appointments. No hidden agendas with him. All relevant details have been discussed before we could enter into an agreement with Christian. We were impressed with the quality of the write up about our property on MLS listing. And the virtual tours were amazing. We found Christian to be well informed about the sale/purchase activities in the Durham region. When he appraised our property to sell, he stuck to his price and was convinced that he could sell the property for the price he has valued at. Christian is not pushy, and easy to work with.
Finally, we wish the young couple, Christian and his wife all the best in their endeavours.
Thank you Christian and his team.
Chris & Jody
Christian was recommended to us by Sharon (Sutton Group Fort McMurray). She is awesome also. We live out if town so from the initial listing things were complicated. Christian handled us like the pro he is. He was patient yet got us through the paperwork in a few hours. Through out it all he maintained his positive attitude and kept insisting the townhouse would sell quickly. He is such a show off; the place sold in a week and 103% of asking.
Christian does not wear a cape, (not that I know of anyway), but he is our hero. If you're in the market to buy or sell your home you will well advised to call on our hero to get it done!!
Christian was amazing! From our first conversation we felt as though we were in good hands. Not only did he listen to all our wants and needs, but he delivered on those. We were able to find our "perfect" home on our first trip out together and in fact it was the first home we looked at. Our experience with Christian exceeded our expectation and we would recommend him to anyone.
Sandy & Jonas, Brooklin
Here’s our story; we decided in September that our house was too small for our growing family, so we enlisted Christians help. He visited our house and gave us a few recommendations on how to get our house ready so it shows at its best. Life got crazy with a new baby, so we decided to put things on the back burner until our son was a little older. Christian was so accommodating and understood that family was a priority at this point. Christian remained in contact but never pressured us.
When we expressed our concerns and apprehensiveness about selling our home and possibly not being able to find another that met our requirements, Christian found some houses that matched our wish list and took us out as a ‘trial run’ to make us comfortable with what was on the market.
Then everything happened in a blink of an eye. Christian had his very talented photographer, whom has a keen eye for detail, come capture all that our house has to offer. We decided to list our house on a Friday, and my husband jokingly told Christian that he better find a 'SOLD' sign on the lawn by Monday evening when he returned from work. The ‘FOR SALE’ sign was placed on the lawn and the listing posted on numerous websites. We had 5 viewings booked 3 hours later and received a full price offer less than 12 hours on the market; followed by 4 more offers within 24 hours. Our house sold for over asking price (102%) that Saturday night. Apparently Christian took my husband’s joke as a challenge to put himself to the test. :)
Christian was great through the whole process and very accommodating when we had to take time out to care for our son or to work around our schedules. Christian eased any fears we had and always had an answer to our many questions.
The hunt began to find a new family home; Within 2 weeks and only 3-4 trips out we had signed on the dotted line and purchased our new home for less than asking price, thanks to Christian’s unbeatable negotiation skills. Christian was there every step of the way and always responded to our calls, texts, and emails very promptly.
If you are planning on selling and/or buying a house, without a doubt, Christian is your guy!! :)
Lisa & Scott
Christian was awesome!
He not only helped me buy my first home he also helped me sell it.
He always kept me informed with updates and took the time to answer my many, many questions.
His sincerity and positive attitude truly helped me stay sane during the whole process. He's a great realtor and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Great job Christian, and thank you again.
Whew ! Awesome !That was fast, and never expected that our house will be sold in just a one day. What more can we say?
We are extremely grateful for your professional and friendly service, and we will not hesitate to refer you to our friends and relatives who would like to buy or sell their houses and properties. Job well done Christian !
Antonio and Elvira of Ajax
Christian Rachpaul rocks!!!
The first time we met you, we know that you are our guy. We just want to express our deepest gratitude to you for making our house-buying experience such a delight. Your patience, positive spirit, great knowledge of the area and humour are just some of the many things that we liked about you. Every time we talk to you, it felt like talking to a friend. Rest assured that you will be recommended to all our friends and families. You are our realtor for life! You're the best!!!
- Jill & Erwin, Toronto.
Hey Christian, thanks for finding me my new place and making sure we got a good deal, that was an awesome negotiation. We waited until just the right moment...You always come through! Can't wait to get in and make it my own. As usual, you made the process smooth and easy, and worked like crazy to get it done. Job well done! Thanks again.