"Marianne was highly-referred to me by a good friend. I'm a tough marker, so I was a wee bit skeptical...until I met her.
She patiently showed me numerous houses in different neighbourhoods so that I could educate myself in terms of where I wanted our next home to be. Even in these times of low listing prices, she predicted within $5K as to what the final selling price would be on every home we visited. She was unafraid to bring up the drawbacks of a certain property or neighbourhood - a rare occurrence in my experience. She is a very astute negotiator, knowing when to push, when to wait, when to act.
After Marianne found us the house we're now loving, she listed our former home. The information package on our home was thorough, accurate, and the photos amazing! Our house had never looked better. Days after our listing went live, COVID hit. She masterfully navigated the ever-changing protocols and was successful in selling our home. During that time, I listened as she shared other insights from other agents - often from competing firms. Clearly, she has built a strong reputation with other brokers in terms of sharing information in order to arm herself with the most up-to-date and relevant market facts.
I referred my daughter to Marianne, who worked through the same process with her in terms of figuring out what the best property and location were, which required a number of pivots along the way. Always patient, and again unafraid to steer my daughter her away from properties that Marianne herself would find unsuitable, she expertly negotiated the purchase with a very challenging vendor.
The phrase, "I would not hesitate to recommend Marianne" doesn't do her justice. She is smart, responsive, understands various markets across the city, knows a great deal about homes from a construction perspective, and has a great eye for potential. She is dedicated to her business, and takes a long-term view, willingly telling potential vendors that renovating what they disliked about their current home was likely a better solution for them than selling. She raises the bar in terms of professionalism in the residential real estate brokerage arena.
Potential vendors and purchasers owe it to themselves to work with a broker as knowledgeable, straight-up and responsive as Marianne.”
“I have been using Marianne Miles as my agent for years. She is by far the best agent I have EVER worked with. We initially hired her to sell our house because of her amazing marketing skills but we quickly discovered she has it all! She is very personable, smart, ethical, aggressive when needed (in the bidding process), and is always armed with a myriad of information (the housing market, the neighbourhood stats, trade recommendations for sprucing up your old house or helping with the new place). We have now bought and sold 5 properties with her help and she just keeps getting better! The buying usually took a bit of time and involved bidding wars (what Toronto search doesn’t). We always ended up with the diamond without paying above value.
As for selling, she is incredible! Her solid connections within her office and with other agents along with her aggressive yet realistic pricing strategy ensured a quick sale each time. There is nobody I would trust more than Marianne!”
“Four words to describe Marianne: Knowledgeable, Connected, Strategic and Fierce (in the best possible way). Marianne sold our condo and helped us purchase our first house in our dream neighbourhood, The Beaches. She's the best, period. She had our condo staged impeccably - friends and family commented that it was transformed into the likes of a luxury hotel. We were nervous, given that we were selling during the pandemic, however her strategy was well thought out and there was a bidding war on our unit within 24 hours. The final offer was unheard of for our building at the time. We then had the pressure of finding a house before our closing date and before I had my baby. Marianne was on the ball and had many off market opportunities for us to consider.
When we found the house for us (only one month after beginning our search), Marianne wasted no time getting us in for a viewing and ultimately helping us make the best offer. We are beyond happy with our decision to work with Marianne. She is results-driven and a go-getter. You can be confident you're in good hands.”
"I’ve worked with Marianne on all of my real estate transactions. She has a wealth of knowledge / experience and provides excellent advice throughout the process. Marianne is responsive, transparent and takes time to understand her client’s goals / objectives. I would recommend her to my friends and family."
“In 2012 we decided to invest in the Toronto real estate market and buy our first home. It was a daunting decision given the state of the real estate market at the time and the fact that all “entry level” homes were being sold in bidding wars way above asking. Marianne had just recently assisted my parents in the purchase of their new home and they only had fantastic things to say about their experience. We hired Marianne to help us and were incredibly impressed by her extensive knowledge of not only the current real estate market but about the homes we were viewing. She knew all the right questions to ask and knew which flaws of a home were deal breakers and which were quick, inexpensive fixes. Throughout our relationship she has always gone above and beyond in providing excellent customer service - she even helped us put in an offer on a house on her wedding day (!!!). We were lucky enough to secure our first home a few months later. Everything went very smoothly.
Fast forward 9 years to 2021, we had moved out of the country 7 years ago and our house had become a rental property. With the pandemic limiting our ability to travel to Canada with the same ease that we used to and an incredibly hot real estate market, we made the decision to sell our home. We had engaged Marianne earlier to understand the best time to sell and how to prepare the house for the sale. When the house hit the market, it looked so fantastic we couldn’t believe our eyes. Every aspect of the marketing of the house was top notch from our website, photos, video and furniture staging. As a testament to Marianne’s hard work, we had over 80 showings in 5 days and sold the house way over our asking price. We couldn’t have been happier.
Marianne has a true passion for her work and her customer service is second to none. I would never complete another real estate transaction without her! Thank you Marianne for everything!”
“Marianne came highly recommended to me through trusted contacts. I worked with Mare on selling my house and I found her to be exceptionally responsive, knowledgeable, and patient. She manages the entire selling process end-to-end and really reduces any potential stress or anxiety that could be associated with the transaction. She demonstrates meticulous attention to detail and good taste with respect to the staging her team does and the listing and marketing materials. She is a skilled negotiator and relationship builder.
I would recommend Marianne without reservation.”
“We entered the Toronto real estate market as first time home buyers in 2020. We had been living abroad as a family and we were aware that it would take a lot to find a home in Toronto that would meet our lifestyle vision. We were doubtful that the frenzied housing market in Toronto would result in a dream home in the Beaches. We would only commit ourselves to a Toronto home if it fit certain criteria (of which we had a lot). We had agent friends tell us it would be wise to look at other areas of the city. We had various friends tell us that our criteria would be impossible to meet. That it would take a miracle. That miracle came in the form of an agent, Marianne Miles. Honestly, I can’t put into words what Marianne has brought into our life. She is analytical, decisive, sensitive and provides a depth and breadth of knowledge to the buying process. She has a keen ability to process complex factors and provide you with insights that steer the buying process forward.
Her patience was unwavering. She is incredibly detail oriented as seen through her acute sense of knowledge on homes, construction and market factors. She is also highly skilled in closing a deal. She went above and beyond in every aspect of the process. Her knowledge is beyond the scope of any other agents we have met before her. We felt so confident in her hands.
Thanks to Marianne, we bought a dream family home, OFF-MARKET (!) in September 2021. If we didn’t have Marianne as our agent, this beautiful home wouldn't have been ours.
I can’t put into words her talent and her genuine passion for this process. When the time comes, we will definitely have her represent us as sellers too. I’ve now recommended her to all my close family and friends (including my parents who are now clients of hers).
Thank you so much, Marianne!”
“I have known Marianne for many many years. She was the first agent my son used when he was purchasing his first property. I am sure she was just out of University. When it came time for him to purchase his second property, I came along with him to view the listings. Marianne was incredible in steering him to properties that had great value, and which ones were time wasters. She was very knowledgeable about different areas and pockets of the city. Eventually he was able to purchase his second home and Marianne was able to negotiate a great deal for him.
Another child was looking for their second home and also used Marianne. Again I came to view the listings with them and I was so impressed with her knowledge now that they had 2 children, and different things that they needed to think about (stroller parking, play areas, safety). Marianne helped them stage their home to sell as well and was able to get them above list price very quickly. I mentioned to Marianne that if she could sell my current home I would buy a home in the area as well.
As a listing agent, Marianne was imperative in how to prepare my home for a sale, from the brochure, to each viewing, and my home sold to the second people who viewed it.
Marianne helped me secure my new home the very next day. Within a month she had arranged for me to meet a contractor, a kitchen supplier, a flooring specialist and on and on (things I didn't know I would even require)! There is no one I would trust more from the home preparation, to the trades she uses, to staging, brochure, follow up, preparing a deal, closing a deal, and more. Her extensive knowledge of all things real estate, all areas of the city, renovation ideas and trends, expensive time wasters, fabulous investment features, etc., are all what makes Marianne a top knot agent in the city. I would highly recommend Marianne.”
“Marianne Miles is the best agent in Toronto. My husband and I have worked with Marianne for over 10 years and have never been disappointed. From our first condo to our now forever home with our children, Marianne has always exceeded our expectations and gone above and beyond for us.
We have referred Marianne to our friends and family and everyone always raves how wonderful she is. Marianne is professional, creative, patient and above all talented! We highly recommend Marianne.”
"Marianne is fantastic.My husband and I worked with Mare on the purchases of our first and current home and recommend her without reservation. We have been amazed by her knowledge, candour, attention to detail and responsiveness. She is a trusted advisor and consummate professional. She is also a lot of fun to be around and brings levity and her good energy to the home buying/selling process"
"We've been working with Marianne for a few years. She helped us buy our current home in the Beach and sell our old home (also in the Beach). Unlike other agents we've worked with in the past, she really cares that each property she recommends is the right fit for her clients. We spent a couple of years (on again, off again) looking to upsize from our old home and Marianne was patient and understanding as we went through the journey and changed our mind many, many times.
She is very knowledgeable not just about real estate, but also about construction and renovation (which is an absolute must for anyone looking to buy an old home in Toronto!)"
"Marianne was an incredible agent that handled all the details with ease and made the transaction process seamless and stress free. She understood my needs and guided the process to a great result on both buy and sell sides."
“Marianne went above and beyond for us. When we came to Marianne, we were in a bad spot, having already purchased a new home and needing help renovating and selling our current home in order to get into the new one. Marianne guided us through the entire process, helped us choose appropriate finishes for the reno, and sold our house within a couple of days, allowing us to close on the new home.
She truly is a wealth of knowledge and made one of the most stressful experiences of our lives so much more manageable. She really takes the time to understand your objectives while setting realistic expectations. I have and continue to recommend Marianne to my closest friends and family who are looking to buy or sell their home.”
“Lucky to have found Marianne. Having worked with multiple agents over the years, Marianne is the best hands down. She is a wealth of knowledge, expertise and has a knack for quickly understanding what you want/are looking for and delivers on it. Her communication style is clear and supportive; she is not pushy and truly has your best interests at heart. The passion she has in this profession is palatable and always goes above and beyond to deliver on your expectations.”
“Marianne is the best! She made the entire selling and buying process smooth and easy. We always knew she had our best interests in mind. She went above and beyond in every single way. I can't say enough good things about her! We will always come back to working with Marianne and would recommend her to anyone.”
"Marianne is a one of a kind real estate agent. She helped my wife and I navigate a difficult transaction and made us feel extremely comfortable throughout the entire process. I would recommend Marianne to anyone looking for an experienced agent in Toronto!"
"Marianne came highly recommended when we were looking to downsize. She did an outstanding job! She was highly organized, honest + professional in guiding us through the process of selling our house.
She was most strategic in positioning our house to maximize return. My husband + I have no hesitation in recommending Marianne Miles to our family + friends."
"My son and daughter-in-law recommended Marianne, who helped them sell their condo. Marianne, was amazing, organized and very professional. She arranged my renovations, staging and removal of some my furniture! I would highly recommend her. She was very friendly and helpful in all aspects of my sale!"
"Selling a home in Toronto can involve staging and other strategies very new to us. Marianne was patient and able to explain the benefits and it really helped us to present our property in the best way possible. She is the best realtor that we have ever worked with. Thank you Marianne."
*** All testimonials above can be found on Marianne's Google Reviews ***
Marianne’s long standing success as a Real Estate Broker in Toronto is a result of her honesty, integrity and the trust that she establishes with each one of her clients.