Trish Bongard Godfrey, Sales Representative
o: 416-960-9995 c: 416-577-2033
Sotheby's International Realty Canada
1867 Yonge Street, Suite 100
So grateful for Trish Bongard Godfrey. Trish managed to sell our house during one of Toronto's most difficult selling periods, for more than we were asking. While she made it look easy, she accomplished this sale by expert timing, great advice, fantastic staging, and her extensive network within the real estate market. What's more, Trish's patient guidance made the entire process amazingly easy. When we asked two trusted friends (who didn't know each other) who they would recommend to help us sell our home, they both, independently of the other, recommended Trish. And now I'm delighted to also recommend Trish!
- Pat P., Danforth Village East York, Seller
Trish Bongard Godfrey has in the past decade helped my family to find a house, then a condo, to buy. Both times she scoured the market thoroughly using the criteria we gave her and both times the result was excellent. She navigated us through the highly competitive buying process effectively and made sure we got what we wanted at a manageable price. Trish sold our house in Bloor West village and the result of our selecting her was spectacular. She demonstrated an extraordinary ability to judge the market and, sometimes against our inclinations, she oversaw home improvements that paid off spectacularly. In preparation for the sale, we vacated our house and allowed her and her staff to make significant improvements to key parts of the house, notably the kitchen, and to correct minor imperfections, that she, not Ann or I, judged to be necessary. The result was many offers above the asking price and a final result that has made us exceedingly satisfied.
- Micheal and Ann, Bloor West Village, Repeat Clients
I have bought and sold enough properties to have experienced little / No value from a broker AND then there was the Trish Experience …. Which is why people trust you and recommend you.
This award is great validation for your efforts. Congrats Trish and thank you. Bruce
- Bruce S., Etobicoke Seller
“Trish is the most thorough real estate agent you could possibly work with. Her experience and knowledge of the Toronto market sets her apart. She is great at communicating quickly and is very pro active in finding properties that fit what you’re looking for. Trish saved us from buying a house that would have been a mistake because she was able to tell that some of the construction done poorly (something we never would have noticed). Trish did a great job of helping us figure out what we should be looking for and what would be a good investment as well as a great home to live in. We couldn’t recommend her highly enough. She has found homes for multiple family members and will continue to be our family’s real estate agent going forward.”
- Kate and Blake, Rosedale
Dear Trish—thank you so much for everything you did in helping us sell our apartment. You coached us toward a fair asking price and suggested ways of staging and marketing we had never dreamed of. Working tirelessly on our behalf, you hosted virtual tours and showings, in addition to Covid-proofing the apartment for the many in-person showings. We especially appreciated your calm, reassuring manner and constantly positive vibe. When in ten days our apartment sold for over-asking, we couldn’t have been more delighted and grateful. We always felt we were in the best hands and wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
With much gratitude,
- Bettina & Rob, Co-op Sellers - 21 Dale Ave, The Kensington
We feel incredibly fortunate to have Trish as our real estate agent in Toronto. Her knowledge of the market and negotiating savvy are equally matched by her honest assessments and her commitment to her clients. We never doubted that Trish has our best interests at heart, and she is always willing to do more work to get the best outcome. Anyone interested in buying or renting in the city would be lucky to have Trish as their agent.
- Kristyn and James, repeat clients, Regal Heights and Humewood Cedarvale
Trish is exceptional at supporting and guiding you through the process of selling your home. She’s hands on, incredibly helpful and resourceful at presenting your home to sell, and knows the market. Cannot say enough about how successful a process this was - from the time we listed to the time we sold it was about 45 days. Don’t even think twice - engage Trish for a superior experience.
- Cathy S. ETOBICOKE, SELLER
Trish Bongard Godfrey was very helpful in selling our home of 42 years . She obtained a very reasonable price for us. She was very helpful in making our move to a retirement home less stressful. There were many services she knew of to allow us to use to expedite our move. Trish gets the job done very efficiently.
- Irene and Rob A., CRICKET CLUB, SELLERS
Sarah and I had been looking for the right Toronto apartment for well over a year, and had been so discouraged that we had effectively given up. Good thing we gave it a last try, and that Trish was our agent. Trish understood our requirements, which were old-fashioned—solid walls, enough with the glass, with the condos that will be tomorrow’s ghettoes, and we like to walk and spend a good deal of time outside, please—and possibly unrealistically stringent. Trish understood, and was (not without a sense of humour) personable, unflappable, hard-working throughout—and within a few weeks, successful. We are now very contentedly in just the right place and, Trish offering sensible and prudent advice, also purchased very reasonably. Our demands (and possibly our eccentricities) were easily accepted, and what we particularly appreciated about having Trish on our side, was that there was never a no, and that digital was never a substitute for personal contact though it was most certainly a tool. The place we did buy, we acquired after Trish’s third and unaccompanied visit on the strength of her judgment—and iPhone. Such was our confidence in Trish’s knowledge and eye, that effectively we bought the apartment “unseen,” though not before she had taken the care to bring in a specialty contractor to assess the work she thought we might have to do. (It also helped that Trish’s relationships in the realtor community are strong, and that our questions were swiftly answered). I never thought we’d say this of a real estate deal, but the whole adventure was immensely satisfying and also good fun. We so do not want to have to buy or sell in the Toronto market again but, if we had to, Trish is the person we would call.
- Noah R. and Sarah M., ROSEDALE, BUYERS
Trish guided us expertly and efficiently through the selling of our Toronto co-op apartment during very stressful times (July-October 2020). She told us what needed to be done to ready the apartment for sale (painting, refinishing the floors, repairs to be done, cleaning and decluttering), and she found the right contractors to get the job done quickly. Trish provided photos/videos and virtual staging, reached out to other agents, and it all produced a satisfactory offer within days of the listing.
Our situation was very sensitive to timing. We had put in an offer on a new house that we loved, and it was necessary for the sale of our Toronto apartment to close on time. Trish connected professionally and expertly with our new home agent, the apartment buyer’s agent, and the co-op board, to make the process go smoothly and meet all our deadlines. Just as important as her expertise and efficiency, Trish’s caring made the whole experience a pleasure.
- Valorie and David G., DEER PARK, SELLERS
As a first time buyer, your in depth initial meeting was extremely helpful and made us feel better equipped to face the overwhelming world of real estate. You answered even our most basic questions thoroughly and without judgment. Most importantly, when we were ready to make an offer you ensured we had everything we needed ready to go - and pushed us to have it ready as fast as possible. It was this push we needed to have our offer accepted over others and to secure our dream spot! Thank you!! Allison and Paul.
- Allison P., DEER PARK, BUYER
We were absolutely blown away at the luck we had in finding Trish as our realtor! Trish went above and beyond time and again to help us find our perfect home, even helping us settle in once we'd closed. She's like a guardian angel, always there when you need her! Trish is extremely professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy and prompt. She's also is a great negotiator who did her research thoroughly and always came up with a great strategy when needed. We will definitely work with Trish again and would happily recommend her to our friends and family.
- Richard and Rachel, HUMEWOOD CEDARVALE, BUYERS
We have chosen Trish based on a strong recommendation of a good friend of ours. She gave us a round the clock attention and tried to help us on any question even outside the real estate market we as foreign investors brought up to her. She helped us to find our perfect condo following exact the parameters we gave to her. She was also patient and courteous, as well as informative. Trish is an outstanding agent with many more skills than you could ask for. We always recommend her,
- Iris and Gerhard, Germany
After over a year of looking and 3 real-estate agents later we were introduced to Trish. The experience was fundamentally different and she made us feel as we were her most important clients. Trish’s client centered approach focused on truly understanding our needs as first time buyers. Gone were the frustrating countless hours of culling through websites and postings, thanks to Trish’s knowledge of the GTA. In this highly competitive market, Trish’s professionalism instills a sense of confidence that you and your offer are presented as the best option. Her methods are proven in the result she delivered, after one month Trish found the house, which became our home. We would recommend Trish to anyone wanting an experience which challenges the status quo of what to expect from a real-estate agent. Trish, you are truly a master of your craft.
- Stefan and Allison, BUYERS
Trish represented us when we set out as first-time home buyers earlier this year. We were in great hands! Trish was responsive, knowledgeable, and negotiated aggressively to get us the best deal.
- Jill Aitken, LAMBTON BABY POINT, BUYERS
"Trish is a great person to work with! She's really enthusiastic, super responsive and goes the extra mile to get you the house. When I had questions, she not only got back to me right away, but she knew the answers. She is so knowledgeable about the market and could speak to many aspects about each house - the architecture, the design, possibilities for renovations and even the problems and potential hazards of each property. I highly recommend Trish."
- Kathy W., OAKWOOD-VAUGHAN. REPEAT BUYER
"Not all situations are alike and I had a very unique house to sell. Prior to working with Trish Bongard as my realtor, I had other agents who really didn't understand my unique situation. They used strategies that didn't work. Trish came in and knew exactly how to "market" the house and sell it (it went for over asking). The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as useful insights on pre-listing renovations and staging, inspection reports, floor plans, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sales negotiations.
Trish's excellent service, frequent communication, professionalism and dependability made the sale process of my house so much easier. Her attention to detail as well as her knowledge of the current market assisted me in understanding what people are looking for in a home.
Trish, you went above and beyond and I would certainly recommend your services to anyone that is interested in buying or selling a home. Thank you!"
- Celestina, HUMEWOOD-CEDARVALE, SELLER
"I love my new farm! Trish was diligent, proficient, informative, and moved the buying process along quickly and with just the right amount of genuine enthusiasm. Trish possesses the skills necessary to create a fine real estate experience, either on the buying or selling side, and I highly recommend her services to others."
- Alyson H., MONO-ADJALA, BUYER
"My wife and I recently engaged Trish Bongard for the sale of our existing home at Bloor/Dundas West and the purchase of our new one in Roncesvalles Village. Overall, we were both amazed at her tireless commitment, depth of market knowledge and ‘hands on’ approach. She guided us through the purchase process adeptly and got us the result we wanted. The sale was somewhat challenging and had some hiccups (not of her doing) but she proved to be an excellent problem-solver and was able to draw from and lead an amazing team of resources to stage, show and ultimately sell the house. Trish, again, got us the result we wanted and we would both recommend her to prospective buyers and sellers without hesitation."
- Simon & Catherine F., HIGH PARK SELLERS + RONCESVALLES BUYERS
Trish Bongard Godfrey was invaluable to Ann and me as, under considerable time pressure after selling our house, we sought to buy another in a hot market. She gave us all the time we could use to look at possibilities. Her greatest strength was her ability to infer from our reactions to a succession of houses in a variety of locations what would in the long run best suit us.
- Michael & Ann, RUNNYMEADE, BLOOR WEST VILLAGE, BUYERS
"Recently Trish was able to find and negotiate a rental home for my family and I. She worked as hard and as diligently as if she were negotiating the purchase of a $3MM home. Her hard work on our behalf resulted in us finding the perfect home in our budget which meets most, if not all, or our stated needs.
She was persistent, always worked on our behalf, never rushed or pushed us and most importantly, given the small amount of commission she earned on this transaction, never made us feel she had more important things to do."
- Michael L., YORKMILLS, LEASE
"Trish has been a star for us – with just a week to work with in the summer three years ago (we were relocating from the UK) as a buyer representative Trish found a number of suitable homes for our family and in less than six days (and three different offers) we found a great house in a perfect neighbourhood. She also introduced us to a helpful lawyer and mortgage broker. Three years later we were on the move again and Trish represented us as sellers and in less than two weeks sold our home at a very substantial profit. She and her team did an amazing job helping us showcase the house so we hit the market the right way at the right time. We highly recommend Trish to anyone needing help as a buyer or a seller."
- Bill O'H., ALLENBY (FOREST HILL NORTH) BUYER + SELLER
"We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your excellent and friendly service during the sale of our family house last week. You went well above and beyond what we were expecting from a Realtor. Your serious negotiating skills proved invaluable to help us get through a very sensitive and difficult situation and you handled it all with the utmost professionalism. We would recommend you to anyone looking to sell."
- Evelyn K., OAKWOOD VAUGHAN SELLER
"We were very pleased with the service and hard work that Trish provided us in selling our property. She proved to be an excellent communicator and went well above and beyond what we were expecting from a realtor to get through the various problems. In addition to her superior knowledge, skills, and efficiency, she has also demonstrated a high degree of integrity. We definitely recommend Trish as a realtor to anyone."
- David K., OAKWOOD VAUGHAN SELLER
“Trish, thank you for all you did to sell my condo. You are a professional in every sense of the word. There is no question you are action-driven. You left no stone unturned in selling the unit. Your positive energy and enthusiasm made the whole process of getting ready for the sale so much easier. I appreciated your creative and innovative approaches in advertising the open houses, and your honest and insight suggestions on staging the condo to facilitate the sale. But what I am really grateful for was your handling of and due diligence re: the sale negotiations. Thank you for handling everything with integrity and grace. You’re just top-notch and I would be pleased to give any potential client a reference for you.”
- Siobhan M. THE GLEBE CONDO, NORTH RIVERDALE (SELLER)
“Thanks to the hard-work, talent and professionalism of Trish Bongard Godfrey...we have just closed on a property in Toronto, Canada. My husband and I are expats living and working in Taipei, Taiwan, but looking to retire back home in Canada in the next few years. Trish was an outstanding agent, and given our challenges of time and travel, assisted us in finding the perfect home. Trish quickly understood what features, such as light and location, were of utmost importance to us. She possesses an impressive knowledge of the downtown areas of Toronto and her advice was invaluable. There was neither pressure to buy or reject any property. There were many viewings arranged that provided us with an incredible number of opportunities, in our very short schedule, to see the many choices in both design and price range. As a result, we are incredibly thrilled to have found the perfect place for us. I enthusiastically recommend Trish Bongard Godfrey to anyone looking for a home in Toronto.”
- Deborah & Ken, DOWNTOWN CONDO BUYERS
“I wanted to thank you, on behalf of Lyndsay and myself, for your work in selling our house at Walmer Road. You did an excellent job for us. The enthusiasm and energy you expended on marketing the house and exposing it to the widest possible set of buyers exceeded our expectations. We thought your advice on matters related to the listing and marketing were first rate, and we appreciated all the ideas you came up with to help us obtain a sale reasonably quickly in a changing market. Thanks again for your hard work and great insights throughout the process.”
- Hank I. & Lyndsay G., CASA LOMA, HOME SELLERS
“When I decided to sell my first home earlier this year, I didn't know much about the whole process. What I did know is that I needed to find the right agent for me. I met with a couple of realtors but after meeting Trish I knew my search was over right there. Talking with her was comfortable and very obvious that I was dealing with someone extremely experienced. She answered any questions I had in a way that made it very easy to understand. When presented with her marketing strategy, I was blown away. I didn't think selling a house could be so involved. Needless to say the house didn't last over a weekend on the market. The open house was a huge success with plenty of traffic. We got offers the second day for above asking. During the negotiation stage is when I saw her passion for the job really shine. I am so grateful to have found an agent like her that always had time to talk and made the whole process a pleasurable one. If I sell again, I know who I'll be calling upon.”
- Hernani E., CORSO ITALIA, HOME SELLERHernani E., CORSO ITALIA, HOME SELLER
“Over the past year, you have been an exceptional real estate agent for us during our relocation to Toronto from London, United Kingdom. Through many phone calls and e-mails from abroad, you were able to get a great sense of what our family needs were, from finding the right schools and clubs to, most importantly, narrowing down specific areas of Toronto to live that would be suited to our lifestyles. You were able to commit a lot of time to us during our visits to Toronto for house viewings over the year. As you took the time to get to know our needs and wants, you were able to send us only the house offerings that would definitely appeal to us. This made property searching a lot more enjoyable and less tedious and time consuming!
The purchasing process in Canada is completely different to the United Kingdom. Due to your great communication skills, you explained each stage very succinctly, recommended a fantastic lawyer, and made the whole deal stress free! In the end, our family has ended up with the house that we have always wanted and we cannot wait to spend the next 15-20 years there!
Thank you so much Trish for all that you have done for us. We definitely would recommend your services without any reservations.”
- Taylor & Paul M., ROSEDALE-MOORE PARK, BUYERS
"Fabulous work! Thank you so much for everything you have done to facilitate this sale. You had a clear strategy and put it all into effect with professionalism and compassion. Your work is much appreciated by all of us!"
- Louise R., GRANITE PLACE CONDO, FAMILY MEMBER OF SELLER
“Our moving date is quickly approaching and we can’t wait to get settled into our new home! We’re very excited, but feel we need to give credit where credit is due... YOU! First, we owe you thanks for finding this home; and second, for convincing us to get out of our comfort zone and open our minds a little. You’ve been an excellent realtor throughout this entire process. Many times have we heard from our friends, “Do you have a good agent? Because I know someone...” and every time, we’ve politely declined because we really do love working with you and value your insights. We will happily refer you to our friends and family as someone who not only knows the city we love, but who is also passionate about her job! You were also tremendously knowledgeable and supportive as listing agent for us when we sold our condo. You took a very hands-on approach to assisting us with preparing our home for listing and eventual sale. You helped us with staging our unit to make it aesthetically appealing but ensured that we could maintain functionality for us as we continued to live in it while it was showing. You marketed it widely and effectively and never pressured us or influenced us in ways we weren’t comfortable with. We felt like a team - a team on the same page. We worked well together and we succeeded in selling our property quickly and for the right price.”
- Daniel & Danielle; PALMERSTON LITTLE ITALY CONDO SELLERS; NEW TORONTO-MIMICO HOME BUYERS
“You did an amazing job today. Thanks for your quick work and creativity. You are wonderful to work with. Sorry we couldn’t crack open the champagne with you.”
- Laverne S. REPEAT CLIENT; UNIVERSITY BUYER; YONGE EGLINTON BUYER
“Dear Trish, I want to thank you for your excellent work in selling my house. I believe that many agents in my area pretty much set their recommendations based on recent sales in our enclave. What you demonstrated was that a wider market perspective could not only justify a significantly higher listing price but secure a sale at that price. All your pre-listing strategies were relevant to the sale and did not demand huge efforts or expense on my part. Your staging and preparation recommendations were based on practical common sense and all worthwhile. Once the offering was listed you utilized clever Internet skills to reach out and attract the attention of potential buyers who were not necessarily checking the MLS web listings. As it turned out, this strategy proved to be very effective. Your advice during the negotiation, buyer due diligence, and deal closing stages was also flawless; your support and positive attitude gave me the confidence to enter a transaction that I knew was in my best interests."
- Ken C., OAKVILLE CONDO TOWN-HOUSE SELLER
“Trish Bongard Godfrey was the agent for the sale of my father-in-law’s house in Rosedale, which sold after only a short time on the market. Together with her sensitivity on the personal side (my father-in-law being 89 years old), she was energetically hardworking, diligent and professional throughout. The whole family was very pleased with the way in which she looked after this – to the great satisfaction of my father-in-law. We have no hesitation in recommending her services to others.”
- Larry H. ROSEDALE, FAMILY MEMBER OF SELLER
“We really love the house and it’s a fantastic location in proximity to the city and all its commodities. It has the charm and vintage of old houses along with the small inconveniences that go with them, but that we will get used to in time. The boys are very happy with their rooms that are more spacious than the ones they had [before], and [our daughter] is enjoying her very first bedroom. Again, we would like to thank for your help in finding our new home in Canada and we hope that next year, you will help us find our dream house.”
- Pascal & Zeina S. MOORE PARK, LEASORS
“Trish was my real estate agent when I had to purchase my most recent home. I had a very firm dollar limit and wanted to purchase very quickly. Trish helped me to find a place within my budget, in the neighbourhood I wanted, in very little time. Trish really understood the things I needed in a home and very enthusiastically and professionally went about finding it. I would have no hesitation in recommending Trish.”
- David C., OAKWOOD VAUGHAN, BUYER