Testimonials and Downsizing Stories
My move from Ontario to Alberta went without any problems from selling my house to packing and shipping my car and furniture. Could not have done this move with out your team!
All the staff at Gordon's were friendly, professional and very efficient. They made the whole moving and downsizing experience a breeze. I would highly recommend them to others.
My hospitalized mother could not return to her house and I was the POA and live out of province. I needed someone to sell the house as my representative and Gordon's served me well for that purpose.
Everything moved along as scheduled. We really appreciated everything as I was not able to do much.
Gordon's was cognizant of the emotions attached to the process, the team was very professional while also being personable. This process has minimized the stress for my mother and myself, and it is very much appreciated.
Thank you for all the help and caring demeanor.
Due to my age and ability I was delighted to find Gordon's. For anyone in my position I would highly recommend them. Expertise and excellence and all the staff are very efficient people and pleasant to talk to. Thank you so much!
The marketing and deal closing was novel, effective and appreciated. Packing staff were very capable and effective in packing and unpacking our belongings and very pleasant to deal with.
Entire process of the marketing, sale and closing of the house was extremely well done. Emails and phone calls were immediately returned and we felt that we had the entire team working for us.
I would like to thank you and your team of professionals for the help you all provided in orchestrating the sale of 328 Cottesmore Avenue. The sale of contents, cleaning and painting, appraisals, home inspection and advice regarding marketing were invaluable to me. I am sure that without your “one stop” services I would still be preparing the property for sale.
Please let Manson, Cathy, Nicky, Laura and the others who contributed their time, how pleased I am with the excellent job done. I have and will continue to recommend your company to several associates and friends.
Thanks again for a job well done. I wish you continued success in the future.
All 10 out of 10 without any hesitation. I have no complaints about the way everything was handled. I think you all did an excellent job and thank you all very much.
My response of 10 out of 10 says it all. It was a positive experience from start to finish and a pleasure to work with everyone.
Delivered as promised, everything outstanding right down to having ice cues ready for the sit-down refreshments when we were alone.
We can't say enough about the professionalism, skill, efficiency, reliability at every phase, integrity, true caring nature and extensive knowledge and connections of the Gordon's team. The commitment goes above and beyond and provided excellent personalized service. We have already highly recommended Gordon's to some family members, neighbours and friends.
When sickness hits a family and you know you have to make a move, that was when Gordon's were there for us and we really appreciated what Gordon's did for us. I felt that you did an excellent job!
We were pleased that the pre sale arrangements of clearing out the house and the work of getting it ready for sale was taken care of promptly.
All contact with Gordon's staff was impressive. I was particularly impressed with Manson and with the staff at the auction collection, who removed and replaced doors with ease! Barry, Cathy and Nicky provided excellent service as well.
I am a widow with poor health at the time of moving. I found everyone considerate of that fact. It was a big relief to me to have someone take care of all the details in a professional manner and with great caring.
Excellent support and advice from start to finish. A thorough approach taken by Cathy, Manson and Barry. Appreciated the tour of your office as well. It's difficult to improve upon perfection. Excellent communication and attention to detail is evident and appreciated throughout the entire process.
We were very pleased with all services provided to us. Your whole team was very professional, courteous, friendly, understanding and very efficient through the whole process.
My daughters brought Gordon's to my attention and with their help made the move as easy as possible for me. I was impressed with the attention to all the details. I thank Manson, who kept me informed throughout the process.
All members of the Gordon's Team were outstanding at executing their part of the process.
Perhaps the most notable point for us was that everyone on the team did what they said they would, when they said they would. We were very pleased with the exceptional services and would indeed recommend Gordon's Estate Services to friends or family members. We have already passed their contact information to two different friends who are looking into assisting their aging parents with downsizing.Very genuine thank you for all your help and being so knowledgeable and easy to deal with.
Excellent! Entire team was professional, responsive, helpful, understanding and extremely efficient and effective.
At a very difficult, stressful and emotional time in my life you (Gordon's) stepped in and seamlessly removed what felt like an overwhelming load/task from my shoulders providing me with expert guidance and much needed reassurance throughout the entire process. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
From the very beginning we were promptly advised of every step of the way. Our house sold quickly, we can only attribute that to Gordon's for their very descriptive advertising. Thank you all for a job well done in a friendly and courteous manner
Your company was recommended by the funeral home to help deal with our mother's estate. Gordon's offered just what we needed at the time. Someone who could help with cleaning out her home, and create a plan to sell the home as quickly as possible. We're amazed they were able to so all of this in such a short time, because of Gordon's our family was able to move forward.
If I had listened to the professional advise you tried to give me, I would not have the excessive amount of junk etc now on hand. Your people were outstanding in their particular jobs, and Cathy Gordon was a pleasure to deal with. You do a great job of hiring experienced, professional people.
The decision to move is one thing and relatively easy to make, the mechanics of the move is another thing. At the time I had some medical issues that would have made it challenging at best and so I requested Gordon's to provide the expertise and personnel to do the job. From my perspective it was a first rate operation from the start to the finish and I extended my thanks to all the people involved.
I want to start out by saying that I think Gordon's offers a really tremendous suite of services, that overall, I was extremely satisfied; and that I am more than happy to continue to recommend and refer people to engage your company for real estate and downsizing. I particularly want to highlight the remarkable work done by Cathy and her team. In a way, what they do is the component of the process that is the least 'glamorous' and yet so very important because of how personal it is, and they are absolutely amazing in every way, including the practical work they do,as well as the understanding and compassion they offer throughout this very stressful undertaking.
Cathy, Julie and the moving team were outstanding. The very best and I could not ask for better!
We were most pleased with all of the service and professional assistance from all at Gordon's. I'll single out Manson and Nicky for their great efforts. This is not meant to diminish those of everyone else's. Thank you
Moved on time and damage free. Nice to have everything set up and working. Price for house came in at estimated figure. Thank you
Everything was handled in a very professional manner. We felt we got good advise when some questions came up. Short and Sweet, the house was only listed 16 days before the sale!
I found everyone at Gordon's to be quite efficient and helpful. Things were taken care of swiftly and efficiently with little lag time in between, exactly as we wanted it.
I was led by the hand through the process of selling the house and everything necessary for it to sell quickly. The cleaning was superb and everyone worked very hard. I was surprised how smoothly all aspects of the turnover took place.
I can't think of any way to improve really. Nicky, Cathy, Manson and Giselle were all really helpful and the entire process seemed to be about as efficient as possible.
I am very pleased in my new apartment. I feel happy, safe and protected here, and am meeting new friends. Once the dust has settled from the actual sale of my home, I am starting to enjoy the many activities around the Ontario Street hub and my beautiful view on the 10th floor.
Although I as ill at the actual time of moving I feel everyone who packed and unpacked treated me with respect and compassion. Kudos to Julie and Cathy, they were always there to help. Also to Barry and Manson, sincere thanks for guiding me through the process and helping me to understand the situation and providing good advice through a bitter sweet time for me.
I do miss my home but I am glad someone is there who is younger and hopefully have the means to care for the house and property as I could no longer do so.
Having to downsize and sell our home was a stressful decision. Gordon's provided us with the expertise, compassion and professionalism from everyone we interacted with to bring that stress level to a minimum.
Never once did we feel pressured to make a decision, whether it be in selling the house or what to take and what not to take to the new home.
A very special thanks to Manson and Cathy. Manson provided us with everything we needed to make informed decisions and the house was sold within a week. We appreciated Cathy's guidance, and 'not a problem' attitude which made you totally comfortable picking up the phone to make any request. She and her team made the move so easy for us, with everything in place as if we had lived there forever. Walking into our new home was a joy.
Many thanks to everyone on the Gordon's team!
I knew I was in good hands and that I could get my home in order and move.
Gordon's Estate Services can do it all, a regular Real Estate company couldn't do all of this.
It was your TV commercials that made me think your company would be a good fit for my mom when it came time for her to move into a retirement home. We were both so impressed with how you treated my mom with respect through the entire process. I'm definitely going to hire you when I'm ready to downsize.
Moving from a house to an apartment is very stressful, but it was much easier with Gordon's
I will say that my experience was biased my own lack of knowledge about the way real estate works. It would have been extremely difficult for my parents to navigate, given their age. Manson and Nicky, in particular, put up with my ‘micro-management’ and, for that, I would like to thank them.
The move and initial installation of my parents’ furniture went well; it was certainly nice for my parents to walk into the new space and feel that it was somewhat like home.
This was our third sale now through Gordon’s. We really like their system of organization and process. They are very responsive and we always know the activity happening.
We trust their advice and the results speak for themselves. We have experienced a number of real estate agents in the past (five before Gordon’s) and Gordon’s is by far the best.
We recommend them to anyone, whether you are moving your parents or whether you are just selling your home.
Gordon's really answered a specific need at a time when I had a lot to deal with during the time I was still grieving for a recent family death.
Gordon's helped to smooth the way for us in selling the home we had lived in for 45 years. Without their help the task would have been completely over whelming. Our questions were always answered promptly and in many cases problems were anticipated with Gordon's very professional and efficient services.
In particular I would single out Alicia, Cathy and Nicky for their help in answering questions promptly and suggesting solutions, and for generally making easy what could have been a very difficult process.
We’d like to thank the entire team at Gordon’s for the way they made us feel a part of their ‘Family’. Their honesty and professional attitude never left us intimidated or in need of asking the question, Why are we doing it this way?
During times of our uncertainty and frustration, they were clear, concise, with no BS. We liked that.We will strongly recommend this Auction Process to others.
Good luck with your continued success as a Team. From our Family to yours.
Gordon’s get’s 10 out of 10!
We have been relieved of many extra worries because of the professionalism of your team. We appreciate your expertise and efficient manner. Your personal concern for the manner of which the Estate was expedited was exemplary.
We were impressed by the responses we received from every staff member to each and every query regarding the process.
I appreciate your experience and expertise to manage the many details needed to accomplish emptying and sale of contents of the house, readying the property for sale, listing and sale of the property, all the while working with BMO Private Banking and keeping me advised as well.
This was more complicated than I would have been able to handle on my own especially while dealing with my father's death and funeral arrangements and my mother's ongoing health and care concerns.
I sure appreciated being invited and able to ask any and all questions at any time, as I had plenty of those. I also think it is great that all your staff work together so well to coordinate everything very smoothly from start to finish without a hitch.
I always thought that Gordon’s were really great to us. They moved us into this apartment, the set up the furniture, they did everything we wanted to do, but what really impressed me was: when they did the china cabinet, they took pictures of every shelf and they put it all back the way it was when we moved into the building. That was one of the things that really impressed me.
They sold all my other stuff that I didn’t think would bring any money and it ended up bringing quite a bit. And they sold my house within three weeks. Because of what they do, with the downsizing and the handling of everything; they promote that, and they really carry it out, I have to say. I’d say call Gordon’s, they handle everything. They make it easy. They make life easy. I didn’t have to do anything really.
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I’m a 79-year-old widow of 25 years with no family nearby. I called Barry and he came up and he explained everything explicitly, and I said – you can have the whole thing.
And that’s what we did. We listed the house and it was sold in 17 days, it had 5 offers and closed two weeks later.
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We tried downsizing previously, it didn’t work for us, we had too much stuff. But Gordon’s came in, and organized us because it was too overwhelming to do on our own. It made it a lot easier. Manson was excellent as our agent and worked strictly for us. We received multiple offers, which we never expected and went for over the asking price. We were thrilled!
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My sister had a sudden medical emergency that took her to hospital and it was clear that she could no longer return to her home and live alone, and so a seniors residence was found for her and that’s where Gordon’s came in. Gordon’s helped her move her personal effects and her furnishings that she could bring to her new residence, then they set her up in her new accommodation.
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We waited a long time to do this thing, we had been procrastinating because we had a 5 bedroom and lived there for 36 years and you accumulate a lot of things. It was scary to actually go through all of the things and decide what to take and what not to take, and that’s why you postpone for as long as possible. But, the time comes when you have to move, so we decided to move. It was a good decision.
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We just didn’t know what to do. That’s why we got Gordon’s, who did it for us. It was perfect! They sold our house within a week and they moved everything so swiftly and carefully, it was as though we had just gone back into our old home. It was well worth every penny.
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Cathy and her helpers make the change from one living space to another amazingly low in stress, many thanks – having the pictures placed and hung saved so much uncertainty. Manson had a couple offers in a week – enough said! Great work! Everything was moved and placed with no damage, and you sold the left over furniture – good work. Thanks to all.
Gordon's got the job done no matter what it took. They certainly have it down to a science. The best thing is the peace of mind knowing the job will get done and the best price achieved. Our family had only limited time to contribute.
This was a difficult property to clean up, in a remote area. Gordon’s was amazing at how quickly and efficiently they got things done. Their system of communication is incredible. We would recommend Gordon’s to anyone. On behalf of my mother who is nicely settled, and all of our family, thank you. You were great!
Gordon’s are wonderful people to take care of you. When I moved from the condo, of course they moved me into Conservatory Pond, I had done all my own packing. I didn’t realize that they would do this, or I thought I would have to do it myself. But, when I came from Conservatory Pond here, at 8 o‘clock in the morning, half a dozen young women showed up at the unit and my daughter was there and they told her – take your mother out and meet us at the Waterford at noon. They had moved me, put everything where I knew I wanted it to go, my clothes in the closet, my dishes in the cupboard. It was wonderful. You just come in and it’s all done.
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Meet Norman, a client of Gordon’s Estate Services. This was his answer when posed the question: What tips would you give someone who is considering downsizing or moving into a retirement residence?“I would probably tell them my own experience and how I feel about it. I think as far as moving in, the best tip I can give them is to go see Cathy. Click here to the video!
Dear Barry, as I am just completing my aunt’s estate, I have been reflecting on the process of dealing with issues involved in the function of an Executor for the sale of my mom’s home. It certainly is a bigger task than I originally thought. However I must say, the disposal of the house and contents was the smoothest part of the whole process, thanks to your company’ s services.
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You guys are an excellent service, excellent! I really appreciated how we went through the time, hours of figuring stuff out, going through a lot of paperwork. I really enjoyed that. It wasn’t just getting together and making small talk, like sitting and discussing things and asking ME my opinions on things. That was important to me , very important to me.
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I found selling a home with possible development land in Kingston, Ontario surprisingly difficult, perhaps because I am not a developer. Realtors were frustrating, because after an initial ridiculously low offer, little or nothing was done. I eventually decided I could do better myself and did by getting two deals (although they eventually fell through).
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My experience with Gordon’s team was entirely positive. I would strongly recommend them to any person administering a messy estate property which has to be sold quickly but in a way which maximizes value. Gordon’s bring resources, experience and trained employees together quickly in a way which an individual cannot do. In other works, they add enormous value. My only regret is that I did not know about Gordon’s earlier in the process.
I would not hesitate to recommend their service to friends and colleagues.
Gordon’s Team should don the capes of Superhero’s! I wasn’t their typical customer. I took a chance on them, and they me, and together we all pulled off a feat of Gargantuan proportion. My situation was one of dire hopelessness. A year without work, retirement funds depleted, severe family health issues and a Bank who would not refinance my home. I had to sell, and I had to sell quickly…
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I think of my friends who have moved and how much work it was for them, I recommend Gordon’s over every other realtor. They never pushed us to do things we didn’t want to do, we followed their advice and our house sold in a week. They’re so good to work with, and their motto, ‘We help. You move on.’ is so appropriate!
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It was just the two of us, we didn’t want to ask our family for help. The friends who helped us 37 years ago are now of an age that they can no longer help us so we knew we needed a company who could take care of those needs for us. We felt comfortable with Gordon’s. We never felt rushed. It was always our decision and we were always in control – it just felt good.
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I had been living alone in a big house in Scarborough. Last winter I had a bad fall and wasn't able to fully use my arm. My brother wanted me to live closer to him in Kingston and found a wonderful suite for me at Royale Place Retirement, he also helped me find Gordon's.
During the move Cathy found a 40 year old ring that had been missing for years! I was grateful for their help, I would n't have been able to manage the move without them.
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Bob is 95 and I’m 88 and the time had come when the garden was too much and we just felt that we had to downsize. We thought about a bungalow but that’s still a house that comes with all the maintained like snow shoveling, grass cutting, furnace upkeep and so we wanted an apartment where someone else will do those chores for us.
Gordon’s helped us sell our house in just 2 weeks, in fact we didn’t even have a sign on our front lawn it sold that quickly. We’d recommend apartment living and Gordon’s Estate Services to anyone downsizing. that had been missing for years! I was grateful for their help, I wouldn’t have been able to manage the move without them
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As a family we could not have been more happy with your services. I consider myself very fortunate to have seen the Special on Global TV News which allowed me to make contact with you in the first place. I’m honestly not sure how we would’ve achieved everything we achieved without your help.
I was thrilled at the professional way that every tiny detail was handled throughout this entire experience. Every member of your team that we worked with were cheerful, Pleasant and just a pleasure to work with… Not often that you can say that now days when you’re hiring people somehow it always seems to come with disappointments and frustration. Completely the opposite in this case!
Your personal help was greatly appreciated that so many stages where there were little issues you were able to jump in and help out and that was great. The team of movers were awesome (led by Cathy)-extremely organized but also compassionate. And the auction actually turned out to be a lot of fun we really enjoyed tracking it and seeing how everything worked out!
Anyways I know my parents were very pleased and again for myself and my siblings it made things so much easier than it might’ve been otherwise.
I am a co-executor for the estate of late Richard Howes. Richard lived in Godfrey, Ont. Gordon’s Estate Services handled all the details of Richard’s estate very professionally and skillfully. The many details included an initial assessment of the costs for everything necessary to settle the estate such as, the sale of the household contents, the removal of three large underground storage tanks, a complete environmental analysis of the surrounding soil and water, as well as an online auction of the sale of the house and property. Everything was completed on a timely basis and within the projected costs. Barry Gordon and Manson Slik were always readily available for consultation. I always had confidence and trust in their advice and judgement. I highly recommend Gordon’s Estate Services for anyone who is looking to sell their property, estate contents or assets. I will definitely contact Gordon’s next time I need these services.
Our move has undoubtedly been one of the longer moves that you have been involved in; it pretty well took a full year from start to finish. But when all was said and done, I will readily admit that as far as moves go, this was about as good as it gets. Your service, your organization was exemplary. I would recommend you in a heartbeat to other people–and I don’t just mean old old folks who are downsizing.Barry, your professionalism, clear answers, thorough paperwork, and willingness to answer questions in a straightforward manner was refreshing. I like your business model and the range of services that you offer.
It goes without saying that any change in your life affects you greatly. Selling a property can be both emotional and stressful. When I first met the team at Gordon Estate Services I knew they would achieve the goal of selling my property and getting the job done quickly.Thanks for doing exactly that. The professional manner in which everything was handled was very reassuring especially the efforts of Manson Slik. Though emotions run high and low the end result was successful. Thank you for your help and handling all issues that arose quickly and responsibly.
To begin, I appreciated Alicia’s invaluable, honest and professional approach of, ‘getting the ducks in order first’ so that there would be no last minute complications. Secondly, I was overwhelmed with Cathy and Manson’s sensitivity in directing me through a family estate sale. The procedure was extremely well handled so not to add any additional ‘drama’. In this day of self serve, it was so nice to have your team looking after me! Thank you.
You have no idea how much I appreciate all of the efforts made to ensure that everything was dealt with in a timely manner – and so little was expected of me. My sincere thanks to all of the staff for making the sale of the house and the subsequent move a satisfying experience.
I am still amazed with the process and the outcome. It was great to work with someone who has a plan and successfully executes it.
I was very pleased with Gordon’s Estate Services. Please extend a big thank you to the entire team for a wonderful service at a difficult and trying time.
I particularly appreciated the sensitivity displayed given the difficult time this represented for our family. You have helped bring closure to a difficult process. Thank you for your assistance.
I would like to take this opportunity to compliment Gordon’s Estate Services. Thank you for taking the time to address all my concerns in a timely matter, it was very much appreciated. Being an estate-trustee has been very stressful for me and Gordon’s made it easier for me being so far away.
I would definitely recommend Gordon’s to anyone needing this service.
I am extremely pleased that I chose Gordon’s Estate Services. Everything was handled professionally, efficiently and promptly. I would highly recommend using Gordon’s Estate Services. I value professionalism, honesty and ambition in business and I found this business philosophy with Gordon’s Estate Services and believe it to be a vital key in their successes. been very stressful for me and Gordon’s made it easier for me being so far away. I would definitely recommend Gordon’s to anyone needing this service.
Very impressed with your professionalism. We give your company a perfect score of 10 out of 10. We loved the company uniform of orange ties and matching socks.
Your firm was professional from start to finish and you did everything you said you were going to do, when you said you were going to do it. I would certainly recommend your services to any one with real estate to sell. It was truly a pleasure to have been able to work with your firm.
There are no words to adequately express my satisfaction with and the great appreciation for your help and service over the past couple of months. Your warm, friendly, caring, efficient, objective manner along with excellent, honest and timely communications is invaluable and appreciated.
Here we are barely 2 months after our 1st phone call, amazed at how Gordon's Estate Services handled our situation so well and hassle-free with the whole experience leading to a positive outcome. As customers, we always felt part of a professional team working toward a common goal- a team that knows its business and is prepared to put in the time and effort to make things happen to the satisfaction of all parties involved. Gerry and I would have no reservation whatsoever in recommending Gordon's Estate Services to anyone.
We will be recommending your services to others and hope to be able to do business with you again. All the best to you and your team
What is outstanding is the service Gordon's Estate Services has provided to us throughout the whole process of dealing with my father's condo and contents. We are very grateful. Also, your representation with respect to the sale of the condo has been exemplary. I would not hesitate to recommend Gordon's Estate Services; in fact, I have already told friends how pleased we are.
I would like to compliment the Gordon's team for their excellent work. This whole process of settling a parent's estate is an onerous task to say the least. The Gordon's team made it as easy as it could be made. I have gone over the whole process over and over again to see if I could make improvements and I really can't come up with suggestions. Everyone that I came into contact with was polite, organized and businesslike... including all the nice packing ladies. Everyone knew their job. You delivered what you said you would and perhaps a little more. Along with being honest about the process, there was sensitivity given the nature of the circumstances. Your service shows that the Gordon's team has developed an excellent product to offer to clients. Thank you for allowing me to make my own decisions without undue pressure. I have been telling people about your service and will continue to do so.
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