Efficiency, integrity and attention to detail are the attributes describing Ivona by her clients. Generous nature, authenticity and positive attitude are the characteristics describing her by her friends.
As an utmost professional, Ivona is fully committed to delivering the highest level of service in order to earn her clients' trust, respect and referrals to their family and friends.
Ivona's years of experience, great knowledge of the city and the property values allows her to be a skillful liaison between ideal properties and the people she works with. The precise understanding of her clients' lifestyles and needs allows Ivona to find a perfect house for them. Being a mother of two now grown children gives her an appreciation of the importance of raising a family in a good neighbourhood and in the vicinity of excellent schools.
Ivona has been recognized for her efforts by being a recipient of the distinguished Chairman's Club Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 but the biggest award of all are her happy and satisfied clients.
Ivona's network of skilled professionals such as architects, interior designers, contractors, plumbers, painters, electricians, roofers and landscapers allows her to prepare the properties prior to sale in order to enhance the appeal of the homes. Once the necessary improvements are completed the property will be fully staged. That might involve moving some of your existing furniture to an insured storage facility and changing the interiors to appeal to the potential buyers. There is only one chance to make a great impression and we want the people viewing your house to fall in love with it.
Understanding the importance of showcasing a home, Ivona develops an unique marketing strategy for each home and employs her negotiating skills to come up with the best strategy for her clients.
SERVICES PROVIDED TO ALL MY CLIENTS
Ivona's expert design abilities, attention to detail and strong negotiating skills contribute to the boutique service she provides to all her clients. She offers her clients a variety of complementary services which will greatly enhance the value of their properties.
- FREE design consultation
- FREE professional staging
- FREE marketing
- Excellent follow up
Ivona's objective is to make the purchase or sale of your home or investment effortless and stress-free as possible and to achieve the best possible price for your property.
The service we received from Ivona was exceptional! We could not have asked for a better Real Estate agent to guide us through the process of purchasing a home. Ivona is a true professional, she is knowledgeable and took the time to understand who we were and what we were looking for. Ivona left no stone unturned in finding us the perfect home in a very competitive market, the service she provided was definitely above and beyond our expectations.
Lee and Michael Taggart
As you know we spent a lot of time searching for our first house and tried to work with several agents. The is no doubt you are the best real estate agent on the market and you are not just an agent for us, you become our family member.
You love your job, you want it to be done perfectly and you are very good at it. We met you at the open house it was staged perfectly. You made a great impression to us right away both as a person and as a specialist so we kept you business card.
We contacted you right away when decided to change our agent. There was no doubt about whom to contact first.
During our search process we appreciated that you were available anytime, even on evenings and weekends. You always go above and beyond your duties. As a result there were absolutely no missed opportunities: we reviewed all listings and visited absolutely all houses fitting our criteria.
The other thing which differentiate you from "regular" agents is that you understand our house requirements perfectly and if you see that the house is not a good choice you explain it to us so we can make right decision based on facts but not only emotions.
It was a very pleasant cooperation from the beginning to the end and we are very happy we've chosen you as our agent.
You found us a lovely house and we are happy there.
There is no question who is going to sell it when the time comes:)
Thank you so much, Ivona, we wish you all the best and will stay in touch.
Alex and Sasha Novohatski
We had the pleasure of working with Ivona as both buyers and sellers. My wife and I were looking to transition from our condo downtown to a 3 bdr-house because of the arrival of our newborn daughter. Right from our first meeting with Ivona we could tell that she has her clients' best interests at heart. Being a mother herself she understood and empathized with our needs and wants as a young family. During our search for the new house, she was able to point out details and features about a given listing that we might have otherwise missed. Due to the reality of the market, we were priced out of our original target neighbourhood, but Ivona was able to find us a newly-built house requiring no reno in a location that we are more than happy with.
As sellers, Ivona did such an excellent job staging our condo that I jokingly told my wife that I was tempted to move back in after having seen the staged unit. We were able to sell our condo very quickly only 3 days after listing for a much higher selling price than what we expected originally. If we had the choice to go through this whole process again we would still gladly employ Ivona's services.
I wanted to buy a house in Toronto's east side, moving from the west side of town to a new, unfamiliar area. I needed a good agent to help me, someone with:
• Expert market knowledge
• A strong work and service ethic
• A friendly and personable character
Ivona Holland has these qualities in spades. I really appreciate how she listened carefully to me and was attentive to all my needs -often anticipating them. She scouted properties, gave me timely research and advice, accommodated my schedule, arranged viewings and access, drove me everywhere, connected me with lawyers, mortgage brokers, and inspectors, and provided superb follow-up care right through the possession date, and after too.
Ivona worked/or me, resulting in:
• Less wasted time
• Smarter decisions
• Many helpful suggestions
I found the house I wanted, on budget, on time. The entire house-hunting experience was a pleasant not stressful one. Ivona made a big difference.
Based on my experience, I would heartily recommend Ivona for all the reasons above. Very happy to share my experience with anyone who asks!
Dear Prospective Homeowners:
It is my immense pleasure to recommend Ivona Holland as a real estate agent for any individual or family looking to sell their home. I would be more than willing to use her to purchase my next home in the future as well. She was also originally highly and happily recommended to me from my accountant.
My first impression of Ivona was that she was very polite and friendly. She told me step-by-step exactly what I needed to do, to get my house sold as soon as possible. Ivona was honest about some minor changes that I needed to make in my home to attract buyers quickly, and her advice worked like a charm. She also came in and touched up before the open house on her own. I was very surprised to know she staged my empty home with furniture, etc. to make it look more appealing to potential buyers.
I feel that Ivona took initiative many times, instead of calling me in to do it. Therefore, she saved me a lot of time and stress. She also came to me for our meetings. I only had to go into her office once, for closing. She always kept me up-to-date, usually a phone call every other day. She returned all phone calls and emails the same day. I never felt neglected or unimportant.
My home was sold in two weeks, which she predicted during our first meeting. It also sold over asking price! I was very nervous during closing. Ivona was very humorous and reassuring. She took her time explaining the bidding process and paperwork. I found Ivona to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if I were her only customer, which was not the case.
She was very dedicated from beginning to end. Once again, I am pleased to recommend Ivona Holland to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She by far the best in the business. If I ever need to move again she will be my first choice in real estate agents.
Ivona Holland is a sales representative of Real Estate Homeward Brokerage, and she introduced herself to our neighbourhood with a flyer awhile back. A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to sell our house, I took a chance and called Ivona. We wanted to leave Toronto and move to a small town for a simpler life style as our retirement is approaching. However, our house was an old bungalow with a new addition at the back. The entire set-up appeared to be an unusual design. Since I am an artist, I painted the entire interior with unique colours and images. Furthermore, I used the front of the house as an art studio, and I had a few students coming for private art lessons. So, I asked Ivona if she could accommodate me with my teaching schedule while she was selling the house. She said with confidence, “Sure!”
Ivona was the best. She worked diligently, arranging and staging our house within a few days while getting my husband and I decluttering everything. A few days later, she had an open house, and it was sold within a week. We were impressed and grateful that Ivona was our real estate agent who worked so tirelessly to push everybody’s boundaries. Our house was sold quickly, now we can make plans to buy our new country home for retirement. On top of it, we got a higher price than we asked for. Truly, Ivona is the best. We highly recommend Ivona Holland to anyone who needs to buy or sell their houses, in any condition at any time.
Ida Tong and her husband, Peter Korf
Norma and I want to thank your for such an amazing experience in the selling of our Leslieville townhome. The high level of service that you provided in the staging, selling, and closing of the property, helped us through the project. Moreover, your unparalleled work ethic, expertise, and attention to detail, resulted in an offer, over asking price, within days.
As you know, our townhouse was previously listed with a different brokerage for 11 months, with many reductions in the price. After renting the property for 10 months, my wife and I contacted you to handle the sale.
Your style and flair in staging the property, your tireless work, and your professionalism were the key factors in such a quick sale, and smooth closing--for $50,000 more than the previous year.
While we are not currently looking for a property, when the time comes, you will be our only choice. We frequently forward your contact information to our friends and family.