By: Richard & Melissa, February 2021
Mary Jo is one of the most inspiring people and agents one will ever meet/work with. She patiently navigated us through purchasing and selling our property in extra challenging times through this pandemic. When we discovered the sudden change in the market demands from the buyer’s perspective, Mary Jo was able to swiftly pull the strings together and help us quickly and confidently pivot our strategy to successfully sell our property. Mary Jo has a fabulous team working with her and they all ensure that the process is seamless and as stress-free as possible. We highly recommend Mary Jo and her team, along with their many years of experience. She made finding a dream home possible.
By: Lara & Brent, November 2020
Mary Jo is a fantastic agent and a fantastic person overall. She’s a friendly yet solid negotiator that helped us secure our home in a challenging market for a fair price, never letting us get discouraged along the way. She knows her stuff and has an extensive network that helped answer our (many!) questions, making sure we were making the right decision for us. She looks out for her clients, not just getting the sale, and we’d recommend her 100% to anyone looking for an agent. Thank you!
By: Yale, November 2020
I would like to thank Mary Jo for her hard work in selling my mothers condo. Due to the COVID pandemic, the environment for selling the condo was less than optimal, but due to her efforts we were able to sell it seamlessly and efficiently. I would definitely choose her again and would recommend her to my friends and family.
By: Wayne and Cathy, October 2020
It has been a pleasure working with Mary Jo for over 10 years. We started out by looking for a place for our son in Toronto and have used her expertise in finding a place for ourselves as well in Toronto. Mary Jo took the time to clearly listen to our needs and wants for a place. She asked questions and made many suggestions which helped in our focusing on both locations and sizes. We certainly appreciated her keeping in touch and sending us updates and suggestions which matched our criteria. Mary Jo has a wealth of contacts that were helpful before and after we purchased such as contractors, painters, cleaners, etc. Even after the purchase, she kept in touch making sure that everything was going well. There is no hesitation on our part from recommending Mary Jo.
By: Robert and Kate, September 2020
Mary Jo is always my Go To. You can tell she loves what she does and she does it really well. I know you are super busy, but you made us feel like we were your only client. From the pre-approval to the final signatures, you were there to guide us through it all. Thanks for making this busy and stressful time a positive experience. We love our dream home.
By: Aziz, August 2020
Mary Jo was amazing to deal with. Within a week, she organized the painting, staging and cleaning of the condo. She was quick to reply, and the condo sold in 3 days. It was a pleasure dealing with Mary Jo and I would definitely recommend her to others looking to buy or sell a home.
Mary Jo helped me find a condo five years ago. I subsequently referred her to a friend, who referred her to another friend. When I decided to sell this summer, I once again contacted Mary Jo. She is knowledgeable about the market, and consistently attentive, responsive and accommodating. I will continue to recommend her to friends, family and acquaintances.
By: Doug and Gail
Our aunt recently sold her home of 40 years and we could not have had a more capable and genuine person navigating the sale of the property. We were struck by Mary Jo's professionalism in every way. Equally impressive are Mary Jo's interpersonal skills which were a tremendous asset in terms of our aunt's comfort and coming to terms with leaving her home.Thank you Mary Jo for so-ooo much.
By: Mira and Fred
Mary Jo was extremely organized and offered to connect us with individuals who could assist us with our move. She helped to arrange movers to temporarily relocate part of our family to stage one of our condos for sale and move back as well and hire stagers to ensure we had the best possible showing for our properties. The MoveSnap app was very helpful to keep us on track before our move as well to ensure everything was in order. These are just a few of the things that Mary Jo did that went above and beyond our expectations. We felt we had personalized attention, and that she truly cared about finding the right home for our family and thinking about our needs. She provided her expertise and advice while we were looking, to help us narrow down choices. She also offered really unexpected but appreciated perks such as a house cleaning for our new home (which was really appreciated since we have newborns) and a magazine subscription. She was always available via text, phone and email - often initiating contact which was great because we were always so busy to remember different deadlines. We never felt like we couldn’t contact her with any questions we had. She also offered her connections to assist us with our move as well which really helped alleviate any stress of looking for certain services ourselves. Thank you for everything Mary Jo!
By: Allison S
What's so unique about Mary Jo is her willingness to meet you where you're at, to understand more about you as a person and what is important to you. I encountered other agents who didn't even know what my name was, couldn't keep listings straight and only cared about how much the budget was. Mary Jo is a people person. She added SO MUCH value: She drove me between appointments, checked in on how I was doing and accommodated weekend viewings, even though that's not easy for her as a hard-working single mom. She was invaluable in helping me connect to people who helped me finish the condo and move-in: A painter and tradesperson, a cleaner, a mover. She's well connected and her connections are amazing, the best assistance you get. Mary Jo could have a business just in setting people up in the best way to move. The whole thing was easy, she's incredibly knowledgeable. Mary Jo is also a person you want to be around: Easygoing, helpful, smart. You like her as a person, I like her as a person. And so, it's that much easier to do business with her. BEST experience! I would recommend Mary Jo and plan to in the near future. She will be my agent going forward, 1000%.
By: Joe B
It was a pleasure working with Mary Jo over the years, I admire her patience. She was always readily available, both by phone and email and responded promptly (as opposed to having to leave recorded messages). She was also able to improve the appearance of my property for better buyer appeal and did a great job at keeping me informed throughout the entire sales process. I found it easy and pleasant to communicate with her and she prepared a very detailed sales agreement. Should the opportunity arise I would definitely recommend her and use her services again.
By: Joan & Richard M
When our mother passed away, we engaged Mary Jo Vradis to sell her condominium. MJ came to us via strong recommendation and it was the best decision we could have made. Our mom had "singular" taste", which made her condo unique but not particularly attractive to potential buyers. Her building, while lovely and well appointed, was experiencing a real slump. We had high hopes for a quick and profitable sale. Alas, that was not the case. Throughout the protracted process Mary Jo displayed all the qualities you want in an agent: honesty, good nature, insight and in our particular case STAMINA! She didn't bully us into a quick sale but kept us apprised of the climate in the market, as we managed our expectations. She offered advice and alternatives, staged the unit to make it as attractive as possible, and kept a bright, professional attitude through many meetings, countless phone calls and who knows how many showings. And she listens. We ultimately got an offer we could live with and turned the page on a stressful stage of life that adult children must endure. And Mary Jo made it as easy as she could. We'd like to pass along our strongest endorsement of Mary Jo Vradis.
By: Roder K.
You are really good at combining friendship with business, every other person in this situation makes me feel uncomfortable but you express a genuine friendship and a prompt business delivery at the same time. Yet again, you managed to sell my house in such a short time while rivaling the current housing market. You managed to get me my asking price in a market where most properties are being sold 20-30k under asking price. The unit that was listed a few days after you sold my unit is still up for sale today (3 months later and still on the market). Their mistake was not being connected with you! ;) You are very flexible with your scheduling and timing and able to work around our busy schedule. You have so much experience in this line of work and are able to provide connections with other reliable professionals/reno contractors in a very timely manner. I personally took advantage of this during my move and I cannot thank you enough. I always recommend you to my friends and people that I know whether they are looking to buy/sell or not. I am very happy with your services, thank you so much for making it so easy for us to move from our temporary home to our long term home.
By: Pete B.
All agents say they care about their clients, but Mary Jo is one of the few who actually does. She took the time to understand what kind of home I wanted to buy, even though I wasn't really sure myself at the start of the process. She kept reassuring me that it was OK to keep looking, right up until I found the perfect place - and then she still took me to more viewings, just to make sure! I don't think I could have been in better hands. Buying and selling homes can be a big, scary process, and having Mary Jo on your side makes it much easier. She is not only an expert with many years of experience, but she is a warm, caring person who wants to get the best for her clients. She gave great referrals for decorators, contractors, repair specialists, and everything else I needed to get my home on the market, she gave great advice on how and when to sell, and she gave me peace of mind because I knew I could trust her. I have sold two houses with Mary Jo in the last 10 years and will do so again next time. So should you.
By: Michael V.
Mary Jo; You are the best. I always use and recommend you even though my brother is a broker. You are efficient, user-friendly and get the highest price. You got a significantly higher price for my condo than anyone else has ever done before for the same units in the building and you did the same for our daughter earlier this year in selling her condo. You are totally user-friendly, accessible and responsive and I LIKE you! I have seen you and many other agents negotiate and you are the best by far.
By: Jim and Charlene T
We are both very pleased beyond words with Mary Jo's efforts in selling our house. We were very impressed with Mary Jo's high level of professionalism, insight and dedication in effortlessly managing all the stages of our house sale. Mary Jo had the knowledge and resources to quickly resolve any questions and concerns we had which greatly helped us to minimize the stress and uncertainty of going through the house selling process. She put 100% effort into ensuring we got top dollar for our home We really appreciated the pre-inspection, cleaning, staging and photography services, all of which definitely helped to attract buyers and add value to our home. It felt like we were her only client and all of her time and attention were dedicated to us. Although very business minded, Mary Jo was also very charming and personable and it was very easy to talk and work with her. We will definitely recommend her to anyone we know who is thinking of purchasing or selling a home. Mary Jo is the real deal!
By: Emily F
I was introduced to Mary Jo through a co-worker who had a great experience purchasing her first home, and knowing my personality and requirements, knew that Mary Jo would be a great fit – we were not disappointed! The most appreciated and best aspect of Mary Jo’s business is her ability to ‘keep it real’ with honesty and integrity and combined with her fantastic market knowledge and vast experience, she allowed us to comfortably make the best decision for our situation. She knew exactly what questions to ask the sellers on our behalf, what questions to ask us to prompt our thoughts, and always provided an unbiased opinion on the real investment value of each property we looked at. Aside from simply being a very enjoyable person to be around, Mary Jo was great to work with and trusting her to walk us through such a large decision in our lives was incredibly easy! Looking forward to referring her to friends and family!
By: Roder K
My experience with you as my agent has been beyond satisfying, as well as impressive with the amount of effort you put into handling the hiccups of the sale of my old house as well and purchase of my new house. What stood out to me the most compared to my previous experience with other agents is how much you care about your responsibilities, and always looking for ways to help as possible. You never relaxed and never took your eyes off our goal from start to finish and always handled all the difficult situations promptly, which made me feel I was not alone. That is the difference between somebody who cares about how happy the client is compared to somebody else who just wants to do a quick business transaction. Following your advice to sell quickly back in February instead of waiting for the summer was the main reason why my old house sold in the climax of the hot market. I cannot stress it enough how grateful I am. You were also very strategic with the open house and how you handled the multiple bidding's situation to ensure I got the highest value possible for my house. I cannot imagine it going any better than it did. You are also full of connections and I thank you for all the people you introduced to me who helped me a great deal with these two transactions. Doing business together was a very comfortable experience and your actions really spoke for themselves that this is as much of a friendship as it is a business relationship. Your flexibility and work ethics played a big role in creating a stress-free environment for me and Iris, and thank you for always meeting with us around our schedule. I have been praising you to everyone I know whenever I hear someone looking to buy or sell. I will continue to spread the word of the good work you do because anyone would be lucky to have you as their agent I would not want to do business with anyone else :) ps. You rock!
By: Cory G
So, as with everything else in life, there are two kinds of Real Estate Agents; those who want to get their commission and are willing to help you out just enough to get it, and those who want to help you, and, as a side-effect earn their commission. That second type seems to be rare, but that's Mary Jo without a doubt. When you're dealing with her you have no doubt that her primary motivation is to take care of you. She's so easy to work with; well-informed and professional, she knows exactly how much communication is appropriate. I never felt pressured or neglected. That's a difficult line to walk. I would never consider using anyone else the next time I need to buy or sell a home, and I've been happy to recommend Mary Jo to one of my closest friends. His project requires more than just buying and selling; he really needed a Project Manager to get him organized and help him navigate the complexities of his particular situation. It's not a straight-forward, in-and-out job, and it's not something you'd expect your agent to take on, but from what he tells me Mary Jo's been more than willing. "Helping You Is What I Do", right?
By: Nancy B
Mary Jo, the service you provide is beyond reproach. You are extremely accommodating, always return calls quickly, available via text, etc. Never any pressure from you and the properties you suggest are always appropriate, never over-reaching.I have recommended you to Cory G, and I understand he has now recommended you to a friend who has also retained your services.I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for an agent.
By: Kathryn B and Michael L
Mary Jo was amazing in our (multiple) searches for a new home. She has worked with us for almost 4 years, in which we bought and sold a total of 2 homes and 1 condo. She worked hard in finding us a home in 2012. When we decided to move again, Mary Jo was patient, knowledgeable, strategic and tireless in her efforts and ultimately found us our dream home in 2015! I would recommend Mary Jo to anyone. She is amazing at what she does and she excels at knowing the real estate market and her buyers.
By: Paul Z
Mary Jo repeatedly went above and beyond to make my first-time home buying experience a positive one. She took the time to bring me up to speed and get me to the point where I felt comfortable making a purchase. I wouldn't hesitate to refer her to anyone buying or selling a property.
By: Shaun L
I have had the pleasure of working with Mary Jo on multiple successful searches for property over a 10 year period. I quickly came to respect and admire Mary Jo's dedication to her clients and her commitment to overarching on the search results. Mary Jo excelled in all of my challenging searches. As an open and effective communicator, Mary Jo dedicated herself to the searches and never lost sight of the big picture or the details. Mary Jo is an intelligent, articulate and knowledgeable real estate professional who always performs beyond expectations. Without any hesitation whatsoever I would recommend Mary Jo.
By: Arlene and Jon
We came upon Mary Jo through our own research of the top house agents in Toronto. Having not come to her through a reference, we didn't not know what to expect or who we would meet. From day 1, Mary Jo has been warm, informative, caring and truly knowledgeable. She is a true professional and really goes the extra mile when it comes to our best interests and your investment. For example, Mary Jo's keen eye on our 2nd home visit pointed out a long list of items we did notice or think we could mention with regards to the house's condition. She simply is not afraid to press further for her client's best interests. We have created a long-term relationship with Mary Jo and will count on her to help us find our next home (but not too soon).
By: Deanna S
The new landscape of real estate in Toronto and the area surround has become complex and overwhelming. Without question, Mary Jo was able to provide expert and hands-on knowledge to me and my partners respecting our interest and subsequent successful purchase of residential and income generating properties. Her attention to detail and knowledge provided me with the confidence to make a decision in the midst of numerous properties available. Of particular significance, Mary Jo's personality and warm approach made the process effortless. I would highly recommend her without hesitation for a variety of real estate goals.
By: Shawn M
Buying a home is the largest investment you will ever make in your life. Selling it thereafter is also a financial undertaking that needs careful thought and planning. Knowing the price to list it at, when to list it and even the décor and presentation needs to be considered too. Having an experienced and accomplished sales representative like Mary Jo Vradis working for you, makes all the difference. I have known Mary Jo for about eleven years after buying her old house that she lived in with her family. That relationship has grown over the years and she has sold three of my houses and she has also assisted myself in buying two houses in Toronto (downtown and mid-town). All of my houses were sold in a short period of time with my last house being sold over asking and in only a few days. To further corroborate the success of that transaction, a small write-up in a local newspaper was also done. She makes the process of buying and selling a home a straight forward process for everyone and she is committed to serving in the best interest of her clients.
By: Danny Z
Mary Jo provided exceptional service with the selling and the purchase of two properties. Would highly recommend Mary Jo to anyone looking for a dedicated Realtor.
By: Allison R
Mary Jo is a gem! She is one of those rare agents who works for the client and not for the commission. She has, on more than one occasion, provided me with invaluable advice and support. When I was a buyer, Mary Jo put in countless weeks shuttling me around to viewings. She was always patient, understanding and ready with practical advice when my expectations did not match my budget. Years later as a seller's agent, Mary Jo was a godsend! Even though I had, against all my better judgment, used another agent to buy an investment property, Mary Jo saved the day when my investment became a money pit. I was desperate to sell and she encouraged me not to accept low bids and crazy conditions. She held extra open houses and put in more of her own time than she needed to make the sale and pushed me to wait for the right buyer. I felt she was really on my side at a vulnerable time. Her advice and patience in collecting her commission earned me an extra 4%! I couldn't be happier to have had Mary Jo on my side and I would and do recommend her to everyone, including myself. I will never ever again allow myself to be convinced to work with another agent. Mary Jo is the best of the best - not to mention, she throws an amazing client appreciation party every year which is certainly not to be missed!!
By: Dan R
We worked with Mary Jo during our home buying process; she was an exceptional agent in helping to guide us in buying a home that we found. Her overall knowledge and experience not only in the home buying process, but also in the Toronto area proved invaluable. Mary Jo helped us to feel comfortable in our decisions, and was always available whenever we had any questions. She got us the best possible deal and made sure all the unknown details were handled, especially after closing. We absolutely believe that we could not have bought our home without her help and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the Toronto area.
By: Todd G
Ten out of Ten! MJ's warm personality put my wife and I at ease and made us feel comfortable with her as our realtor. Her expertise and industry knowledge helped us steer clear of any drama/surprises. Most importantly, you can't put a price on trustworthiness and integrity and MJ is a shining example of both. We would use her again 100% but, unfortunately we live outside of her geographic now.
By: Sergey I
I have had the great pleasure of knowing Mary Jo Vradis and her team since 2012. It is not so hard to find a real estate sales representative nowadays, but to find a real estate professional could be a challenge. Mary Jo Vradis with her invaluable unique talent set is one of the professional we have met. Mary knows the real estate market inside out and keeps a hand on current status and trends. Her professional approach and due diligence, valuable and reasonable advices, assistance in contracts negotiating and attention to details came up with a deal that was good for us at that time. The effectiveness at Mary's job was enhanced by her personal character and integrity which makes working with her a true pleasure. Furthermore, any problem or issue that would be arisen after the closing deal and signing papers would be responded by Mary or her team properly and in professional manner and never be neglected or unimportant. It is my immense pleasure to recommend Mary Jo Vradis as a professional sales representative for any individual / family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation.
By: Val C
We loved working with Mary Jo! One thing special thing about Mary Jo is her integrity. She balances encouraging you to try something new with making sure you get the house you want. Following her advice we looked at houses in a neighbourhood we hadn't considered. We ended up finding a house we loved. While she encourages you to be open-minded about prospective houses, she has a strong committment to making sure you end up with the house you want and can afford, not just the one that is available. She doesn't want her clients to regret their purchases and is great at helping you work through that process. She would rather give up a sale than have you in a house you didn't want. Mary Jo patiently showed us many houses. Never giving up until we found the one that worked for us. She is very approachable and down to earth. Very easy to talk to about any concerns we had and had endless patience for all of our questions. I would absolutely refer her. I referred her to a friend who she helped buy their first home. They were extremely happy with the experience. My husband and I have bought and sold 3 times with Mary Jo. As have many of our friends.
By: Josh M
Mary Jo Vradis helped us buy our second house in 2011. After four lost bids we were feeling a little discouraged but MJ remained forever optimistic that the right house was just around the corner. When that house did present itself, I got cold feet. I was not prepared to put in the offer I knew was needed to get the house for fear of buyer’s remorse and getting caught up in another emotional bidding war. After a quick candid conversation on the phone with MJ, she quickly reassured me about the offer that was needed to get the house based on her knowledge of the market and the other four offers that we had lost. Needless to say we got the house by a few thousand dollars over the next highest bid and continue to enjoy the benefits of our home and amazing surrounding community that we have embraced. Had it not been for MJ’s expert, firm and friendly nudging out of our safety net we would not have been able to achieve such a happy standard of living. That being said it’s never too late for anyone to get into the market as MJ will help find the right starter home for you. Along with the new purchase came the time to sell our first home. Again MJ was the consummate professional working tireless hours to take photos and make our home look fantastically glamourous in colour brochures and comprehensive website. Almost to the point that we didn’t want to sell it! Was a pleasure doing business with her and we will use her again in the future. But that won’t be anytime soon as we are so happy were we are!
By: Lisa V
Mary Jo is the best real estate agent you will ever find. She truly cares about you and finding the best home for you. She takes the time to get to know you and what you want and will not try to sell you something you don't need. She is patient and will take the time no matter how long you need to search. She is an expert on whatever you need to know when moving - best schools, best areas to move to make money, demographics, etc. You can trust MJ as she is a very genuine person that cares and wants to do her best always. I would recommend her to anyone.
By: Tara and Will
Mary Jo helped us find a perfect home for our family and was incredibly flexible and understanding of our time constraints due to our infant twins. Mary Jo advised us on areas that may meet the criteria we provided but allowed us the time we needed to come to a decision. In a business where many people make empty promises about customer service and the ability to meet your needs Mary Jo actually delivers. If we were to ever move again we would definitely enlist Mary Jo but it is highly unlikely we will need to since she did such an amazing job finding us the home we need.
By: Carm C
Thanks for all your help and support, you two make a great team and made the purchase of my new home a very easy process. Wish you all the best.
By: Furrah and Omar Harris
Dear Mary Jo, Buying a house is quite an exciting moment in your life! Its filled with the excitement of building your dream house and looking forward to all the memories you are going to have together as a family. However, along with the excitement comes the realization that you will have to first sell your house. We are new parents of a 7 month old and the idea of having people in and out of your house as well as all the anxieties like, “What happens if we don’t sell in time?” or “what are we going to do if no one is interested?”…is not something to look forward too…However, you made our 1st experience in selling a house absolutely WONDERFUL. You have fooled us into thinking that selling a house is a cinch! The easiest way to sum up our dealings with you have been nothing short of FABULOUS! You are extremely personable, customer focused and more importantly driven! It didn’t matter how many phone calls or emails….you were always there willing to help! Needless to say, that all your hard work paid off! We were able to sell our house within 2 ½ weeks with the highest paid price ever on the street! I am not someone who likes to refer people to anyone unless I am 110% happy with your service….and with you, I can guarantee you that I will be personally handing out your business card if anyone is in need of a real estate agent. Both my husband and myself would like to send you our deepest GRATITUDE for all you hard work and say THANK YOU for making this experience such a pleasurable one. Wishing you lots of success in the future!
By: Anna C
Mary Jo was very professional in making sure we understood all the paperwork even though we did everything by fax. She made it easy to sell a property from out of town, we were very impressed with her work ethic.
By: Shawn G
I was able to stay within my price range, my mortgage is better than I had ever hoped and I love my home. Mary Jo was diligent in her task and very caring when it came to special requirements.
By: Carlton M
She has patience because I am a tough sell and she knew that from the beginning. She stuck with me for months and I finally found exactly what I was looking for. If there is something specific you are looking for there is a good chance she will find it.
By: Austin P
She sold my condo in under 2 hours!
By: Jim M
I found Mary Jo to be completely reliable and comprehensive of my needs. She found my home based on what she knew I wanted and I could not be happier.