Laura and Edgar
Patrick Lowney was a great realtor when my husband and I were ready to move to a larger house.
From the beginning Patrick was calm and accommodating, and never pressured us when it came to making offers on a new house or getting our townhouse ready to be listed. Patrick was patient as we looked at houses across the city for many months, and always provided excellent advice about an offer strategy, making sure we never went above our budget.
Patrick was also a great help getting our house ready to list with professional cleaning, repairs, and staging services, as well as beautiful photography. Our townhouse was sold within days, and we received 7 offers, all well above the asking price. He even pushed the highest offer to come up in price a bit more while remaining tactful and honest with the agent for the winning buyers.
Patrick patiently explained all of the details and was readily available whenever we had questions or concerns that needed addressing. When we had an unfortunate experience on day one of our house being on the market (a glass table had shattered, creating a huge mess that was dangerous for anyone viewing the home), Patrick was on the scene first and was already addressing the issue by the time we spoke to him.
His honesty and willingness to go the extra mile was greatly appreciated during what could have otherwise been an extremely stressful time. We’d highly recommend him to anyone searching for an agent they can trust.
Patrick Lowney understood that parting with our family home was an emotional experience. He gave us much needed support in a friendly, calm and helpful manner.
At our first meeting Patrick provided an excellent printed package that clearly outlined his very comprehensive sales strategies which were highly effective; the house was sold on the day that offers were accepted at well above the asking price. The professional services he helpfully referred to us included cleaning, home inspection, home repair, and estate sales companies, all of whom provided experienced and helpful services.
Patrick was always available to answer any of our questions or concerns right from Day One all the way through the sales process and afterwards; he went out of his way to make sure we understood all the details and were comfortable every step of the way.
The lawyer handling the probate for this estate sale mentioned to me that he was highly impressed with Patrick’s conscientiousness, as well as his friendly and courteous professionalism.
I believe Patrick Lowney to be an open, honest and reliable realtor who is genuinely interested in meeting his clients’ individual needs. No detail is too small for his attention.
I would highly recommend Patrick Lowney to anyone seeking to buy or sell a home.
I am so thankful that that my lawyer recommended I work with Patrick. The house that we were selling was my mother’s and we were selling it because of her death. We had an unfortunate experience with a realtor prior to meeting Patrick. I’m sure we were not that easy to work with in the beginning but he was able to rebuild our trust in realtors. He was very understanding and patient to explain all the processes and procedures required when selling a house.
In addition to the difficult circumstances of having to sell mom’s house just after losing her, the experience was more difficult because my siblings and myself do not live in Ontario. So each step was complicated by having to work at a distance.
Patrick was reliable, available, and supportive of my learning curve as an executor. He was respectful of my need to have the house secure since I was not able to check on the house myself. He was very thorough and I liked that he was able to accurately determine the value of the house.
I feel that anyone who works with Patrick will have a good experience.
Antonella and Chris
We had the pleasure of working with Patrick recently. As first time home buyers, we were nervous but Patrick took the time to make us feel comfortable and made sure that we were educated about the home buying process. He recommended a mortgage broker, home inspector and helped us in general with any questions or concerns. Throughout our time working with Patrick, we found him to be reliable, honest, knowledgeable and professional. He truly wanted us to be happy and did not pressure us to buy our first home quickly.
Patrick was regularly available to show us numerous homes in our desired locations. After we found our house in our desired location and in our price point, Patrick moved quickly to ensure we got the house at the best possible price.
We are extremely grateful to Patrick for all of his hard work, patience and honesty, and highly recommend his services.
Chris and Ashley
We recently purchased a detached house in the Beach as our first home. Patrick Lowney was our realtor for the whole adventure and we can’t say enough good things about him.
As first time buyers we thought we had an idea of what kind of house we wanted, but were not sure of how to get into our dream property. In the end we gave Patrick a very wide budget and a list that ranged from ‘gut-job fixer-upper’ to ‘move in ready’. Despite this wide range, he was able to understand what it was we really were looking for and show us appropriate properties at either end of the spectrum. When the properties weren’t coming up through normal listings, he went door to door looking for properties.
During the viewing period, we had many questions and a lot of back and forth correspondence over phone, text and email. It was amazing at how quickly we always got a response from Patrick, no matter how big or small the questions, always making us feel like a priority. On top of answering our questions promptly (and usually with a good deal of humour) he had a lot of other great advice that he organized for us in an information package of tips for first-time buyers.
When it came time to seriously consider a property that needed work, we required a professional to help us see the potential of a major renovation. Patrick gave us his advice but also on a very short timeline before offers were due managed to arrange an experienced Beach contractor to walk through the property with us, outlining all the steps and costs that would be involved in a major transformation. Thanks to this extra effort by Patrick we were able to have all the information required to formulate an educated offer on the property.
When we finally bid on the property, Patrick was able to both give us his opinion regarding what he thought the property was worth and what we should offer, while at the same time always respecting our budget and not pushing us to pay more than we were comfortable with just to close the deal. Thanks to Patrick we got a great property for well under asking at a price we were happy to pay.
The best thing about Patrick is that the story doesn’t stop there. He doesn’t disappear after the deal is signed and commission is secured. He was as present after signing as he was before. His team of recommended experts including building inspector, lawyer and contractor were all excellent and are people I would now recommend to my friends and family.
All this in a genuinely nice person who is fun to work with. Hard to beat.
Angela and Ali
We were very happy to work with Patrick to sell our condo and find our new dream home. Patrick would always schedule meetings that were convenient to both of us after work and on weekends. He would be available to answer our questions and offer advice and returned calls and emails promptly – sometimes very late at night. As newbies to the process, he took the time to explain all the intricacies of selling and buying a home. The brochures Patrick created to promote the sale of our home were gorgeous– the photos were outstanding. The listing was all over the Internet as well as MLS, which definitely helped with exposure. He ran multiple open houses and took the time to do extra things like put balloons on our signs to attract more attention! Our condo sold more quickly than many of the competing properties in our building.
When it came to buying a new home, Patrick sent us numerous listings in the areas we were interested in. He asked lots of questions about exactly what we were looking for and our price range. He gave us realistic advice about areas that were hot, but not offering enough bang for our buck. We expected that it would take months to find a house that we loved, but instead it only took a few weeks! We absolutely adore our new dream home!
Patrick was very helpful and professional throughout the entire process, helping us complete all contracts and walk us through both closings. He was also great in the area of emotional support. We highly recommend Patrick to anyone looking for an effective and reliable real estate agent with exceptionally good taste!
I had a great experience working with Patrick Lowney. Being a first time home buyer he was patient and extremely helpful. From the offer to close Patrick was extremely responsive, calm, and capable. There is no question things would not have gone as smoothly if I didn’t have Patrick in my corner. A class act and I would recommend him to anyone.