May 4th, 2021
Leidy and Valentina Morasky were the most attentive and professional realtors we could ever have had the pleasure of working with. As first-time home buyers, we were largely unfamiliar with the process and reasonably nervous about getting our first home in such a tough market in the GTA. Of course, we had heard and read many horror stories about young buyers being taken advantage of during the process and we were nervous about this happening to us. We were so incredibly lucky to have found Leidy and Valentina, as they were extremely patient and accommodating with us. They were sure to explain the whole process to us, and were available to answer any question we had at any time. They are both extremely knowledgeable and provided us with thorough and detailed answers to our questions. They were very organized as they constantly provided us with new listings that met our criteria. Leidy and Valentina were always quick to book showings when we asked, and were always prompt and early to all showings. Not only did they provide us with the knowledge and tools to navigate the market, but they also provided us with the emotional support and advice needed throughout the first-time home buying process. Their professionalism and customer centered approach is exceptional, and they were instrumental to our success as first-time buyers. Leidy and Valentina are a power duo, and anyone would be lucky to have them on their team. ”
- Amanda Farias and Clement Chuong
February 21st, 2021
Last October I asked Luke to list my condo... but pretty much the day we listed the condo market died (covid19, lockdown etc). Luke reassured me that my condo would sell but likely not then, he suggested that we wait until the spring. A few months later we noticed sudden upturn in the market and jumped on it. Relisted (200k higher than the fall listing price!) I thought Luke had lost his mind... but he was steadfast and confident. I trusted him. Not even a day after I listed a buyer came in and offered way more than I could've ever imagined. Luke was brilliant! I am so grateful for his efforts and success with my condo sale. He knows the market and I would absolutely trust him with any other real estate transactions going forward. Thanks so much Luke!! Can't wait to celebrate properly once this danmed pandemic is over! ”
- Paula Johnson
December 28th, 2020
I have been meaning to write to you for a while now, but we've been busy packing, moving and unpacking .... thanks to you! You did an excellent job of supporting us through the sale of our Palace Place condo. With your help, our sale set a new record in selling price for our particular condo size and location in the building. We very much appreciate your assistance throughout the process, along with your timely responses and helpful explanations. Thanks so much, Luke, for all your help! ”
- Anne Randell & Rick Randell
December 28th, 2020
Luke Dalinda did a great job in handling the sale of my elderly parents' two condominiums at Palace Place. He gave us thoughtful recommendations on the right positioning in difficult market conditions, along with considerable research and evidence to support his advice. Luke clearly knows the Toronto market well, and has a wide reach to potential buyers both within Canada and abroad. The entire process was well-organised, efficient and highly effective. Luke kept us appropriately informed throughout on the progress. We were delighted with the results, and would very happily recommend Luke to any prospective seller. ”
- Catherine Claydon
December 28th, 2020
As first time home buyers, Leidy was very patient with us as we looked for a place which we were comfortable and were confident in moving forward with. We went to a lot of showings initially and there was never any pressure for us to proceed with a home that we weren't 100% sold on. After a search that went on for a couple of months, we were able to find a home that suited our needs. Leidy was always very prompt and responsive in her communication and did not hesitate to keep us up to date and walk us throughout the entire buying process, answering numerous questions that we had along the way. We appreciated the honest opinions and suggestions that she made to us regarding our search and she was very professional and caring the entire time. Thank you Leidy for your above and beyond assistance in helping us to find our first home! ”
- Denise Lau and Adrian Segubiense
October 12th, 2020
We recently had the pleasure of working with Leidy. As first-time renters, we had a lot of questions and very little knowledge about how to find the right home. When we met with Leidy, we knew right away that she would help us find what we were looking for. She took the time to get to know us and listened carefully to what we wanted. She even went out of her way to give us options to explore that we hadn't previously considered - and found us a perfect first home within a few days. Her knowledge of the market and experience in negotiating was incredibly helpful. She was absolutely amazing to work with.
We would definitely recommend Leidy to anyone who is searching for a new home. She's a true professional and a genuinely nice person to work with. We will definitely be in touch with her in the future when we are ready to buy our first home. ”
- Mohamad Youssef
September 20th, 2020
My thanks to Luke Dalinda for renting my mother's condo quickly in a more competitive marketplace during these unprecedented times. He gave me great advice and the whole process was efficient and professional. I would highly recommend Luke to friends and family! ”
- M. Luk
September 1st, 2020
To say that Alexa was an absolute pleasure to work with is a complete understatement. As first time home buyers in Toronto, we were both eager and nervous, but Alexa was knowledgeable, patient and guided us through every step of the process. She understood our budget and expectations, and always put our happiness as her number one priority. We'd say Alexa is definitely the realtor you'd want on your side when faced with multiple bids, considering she helped us win our beautiful first home against 7 other offers. Alexa was professional, knowledgeable, fun, and most importantly made our entire home buying experience extremely positive! ”
- Pari and Doug
September 1st, 2020
On behalf of our Tamara, myself, Abigail, Emerie, and Khalee ....THANK YOU.
Seriously, Thank you.
First the obvious... Thank you for selling our house for $130K OVER ASKING. Thank you for finding us our DREAM HOME... Thank you for making the entire experience from start to finish, one of the most positive and memorable experiences in both our lives. Especially, during this uncertain time. You made us feel safe on every home visit, and your tenacity to keep our home safe while we have MANY visitors. You were patience, knowledgeable, positive and confident. You set our expectations with excellent information about our home value, the market and overall your skills were in full display (even late a night when I had many questions).
You provided us consistent updates, suggestions and were always willing to call & text us back regardless of the day or time... even when I was being unreasonable (yeah, I admit... I was wrong (you were right).
Words can not begin to express how excited and happy we are with everything you did for us... how hard you worked for us.
Alexa, thanks to you... we found our dream home. A stunning 2 acre property that checked all our wants and needs. Thanks to you we sold our tiny home in Toronto for well over asking.
With lots of love and sincerity, ”
- Paul, Tamara, Abigail, Emerie, Kahlee Alves
May 13th, 2020
I just wanted to thank you for your service and aid. As a first time seller, in fact this was my first time dealing with real estate, I really appreciated all the help and guidance you provided. I never felt pressured and always felt well advised. Your responses to all my questions and concerns were always prompt and thorough. You surpassed my expectations in all regards. The staging, marketing, and brochures were all incredible. And perhaps most importantly, though I initially interviewed several other agents, Luke was the most ambitious in his pricing strategy, and when push came to shove, he delivered a record price in my building that far surpassed any pricing options from other local agents. Luke achieved all this despite the Covid 19 pandemic! Choosing Luke is a no brainer decision.
Thank you so much, ”
- Jaisen Kuhle
October 19th, 2019
Luke made the sale and purchase of our condos very easy. He took great care of us personally. His sales strategy got us the result we wanted.
Thank you Luke, for your professionalism! ”
- Peter and Darka Kardasz
October 4th, 2019
Luke Dalinda came highly recommended at Palace Place. An estate sale is a difficult process, and Luke's patience and expertise was much appreciated. There were many aspects to consider on the sale of my sister's condo. I received excellent advice on how to present the condo for sale. Luke was always available to respond to my questions. He provided many prospective buyers, and the offer to purchase happened quickly, with a smooth transition through probate and final closing. My thanks to Luke.
Margaret Shaw ”
- Margaret Shaw
July 24th, 2019
Luke Dalinda (and Alexa Kostuk) provided what I would consider first-class service in selling my Ocean Club suite. Luke was calm, professional, very responsive, a pleasure to deal with and got a record price per square foot for the building. Humber Bay Shores is lucky to have Luke (and his team) and anyone who does not use their expertise to sell their condo will miss out on a terrific experience and the highest possible price. ”
- Robert Dodd
June 4th, 2019
now that the end of suite 4402 transaction has most satisfactory completed on my behalf. Let me say that of all real estate purchase and sale transactions I have been involved in, none has been handled as professionally and efficiently as this. It was a pleasure all the way thanks to you. You are a credit to an industry that gets a bad rap.
All the best & thanks, Ken ”
- Ken Copland
April 26th, 2019
Luke Dalinda provided what we would consider first-class service in selling our suite at Palace Place. He was professional, very responsive, a pleasure to deal with and got the best price we could ever have expected. Palace Place is lucky to have Luke and anyone who does not use his expertise to sell their condo will miss out on a terrific experience and the highest possible price. ”
- Peter Tucker & Debra St. James
April 24th, 2019
We first met Luke on a professional basis in October 2018 at which time we were wanting to list our home in Palace Place. Luke came highly recommended by a number of people living here at the condo. We called him for his professional advice and he made contact with us very promptly. The consultation went very well, but at that time I was not quite ready to list. Christmas was coming and I just couldn't see myself downsizing, listing and searching for a new home in winter. So, I called and told Luke that I've changed my mind at this time, but when I was ready I'd give him a call. Luke was very kind and understanding. He did say spring would be a better time to list and sell a condo.
By the end of February we called Luke, told him we were ready to list. Time was of the essence. We had bought a new home. We met that week, he suggested we eliminate a few things, but did advise us that he has an amazing stager which we were willing to see that first week. We agreed to see Christina so she could do her staging. Then the whirlwind began. We basically emptied our condo and put things into storage. Our home was ready to be staged. Christina came in, prepped and staged all within in a week. Our home looked beautiful. Luke brought in a photographer, had a wonderful brochure printed, so nice it looked like a home from Beautiful Homes Magazine. Then we listed! It took a week and 2 days for our place to sell. We trusted Luke to put a price on our home, one that we would be very satisfied with. And, we were! He got us the highest price in the history of Palace Place for an 03 unit. It was astounding! All this happened from start to finish in 5 weeks.
We would recommend Luke Dalinda to be your real estate agent. He is professional, patient, kind, and he knows and understands the real estate market.
We are very grateful to Luke and his staff for helping us at a very stressful time, he removed a lot of the stress.
Thank you very much Luke.
PS: Luke Dalinda is truly the Ryan Serhant of the North! ”
- Jim and Virginia Lyons
April 13th, 2019
Luke Dalinda is a consummate professional, and a pleasure to do business with. Luke knows his product, promotes it with great skill, and has an excellent grasp of market conditions and circumstances. ”
- Warren Walker and Ann Walker
January 14th, 2019
We contacted Luke in June as we were looking to sell our apartment. Given our move was unexpected with little foresight, Luke sprung into action quickly through consultation and strategies to list the property to attract prospective buyers. He came to the initial meeting with helpful information and explained the process in a way that definitely showed his expertise in real estate. We were very impressed with the speed and attention he spent on the listing from arranging a professional photographer and putting together a fantastic brochure to showcase the home. After seeing the brochure, we wanted to keep our home! He even brought other resources (home organizer, furniture storage, staging to name a few). Luke was tremendously helpful in stepping in to make sure the apartment was in order for the showings to potential buyers. Highly recommend Luke and his team as the transaction was smooth. Thanks for helping us sell our home. ”
- Kelvin Chong
November 10th, 2018
When I first met Luke Dalinda, when I moved into the building about 10 years ago, I truthfully thought he was a little over the top. I was moving from a house, and didn’t fully understand the concept behind buying a condominium, so when he enthusiastically promoted Palace Place as the best condo in the city I thought it was a bit overblown. When he talked about the reserve fund and the solid Board and Management, I kind of tuned out. I was looking at the property from the perspective of a single family dwelling unit. I bought it because of it’s gorgeous location, solid structural feeling, spacious units, and the convenience and security of a 24 hour concierge team. That was it. I guess I was a bit naive about the intricacies of buying a condo. It was probably a bit of sheer luck that I ended up at Palace Place. Especially now that I understand how some condominium buildings can turn into a nightmare.
Over the years living here I have come to realize what Luke was talking about. I have also come to see Luke as a huge champion for Palace Place. Since I’ve lived here he has sat on the Board, and is constantly advocating for the betterment of the building.
And not just talk. Under Luke’s direction, things get done! Occasionally he may ruffle feathers, but in the end, the ideas he has pushed forward have benefited the building. I have never met someone who is so passionate about their home, especially one that is shared with so many people! His passion for the building has benefited us all collectively.
When we were considering selling, we decided to meet with 3 agents, and it only seemed logical to talk to Luke, as he lived here. The asking price he suggested was almost 30% more than the other two agents’ suggestions.
We decided to go with him and were astounded by Luke’s assistance in the sale of our place. Let me say here, we have collectively sold 19 houses, so we feel comfortable in evaluating a realtors services. Neither of us have ever experienced the level of marketing that Luke provided. From providing top-notch home staging and professional photography, to the production of his signature glossy brochures, he made our place look spectacular! He was constantly in touch with us, with updates as to where he was advertising. He was very encouraging, and made a few valid suggestions on things we could do to get us top dollar.
I’m not sure who was more excited, him or us, when he secured the coveted ‘Condo of the Month’ feature spot in Toronto Life!
The condo showings were nonstop! This process was made so much simpler with the help of Luke’s backup team. His wife and partner, Valentina, always called ahead to arrange the showings, then made all the arrangements with the concierge. There were times when we were out of town, that she actually went to our condo to make sure that the lights were on, the blinds were opened, and the place looked great. If we were low on brochures, she was on top of reordering. And when we got a bit concerned that we hadn’t had an offer within the first few weeks, Valentina ensured us that they were doing everything they could to find the right buyer. Little things, like following up every showing with a phone call for feedback really showed the level of commitment.
Even Luke’s young son got involved in the process! On occasion when there was a showing, his son would take our dog out for a walk, to give the potential buyers a puppy-free environment with no distractions. It was remarkable to see how Luke and his team were so completely engaged in the selling of our place.
Humorous point here; when I saw that Luke had actually sold another unit while our listing was active, I was surprised! I guess I imagined that, with all the attention he was giving to our listing, how would he have time for anyone else! Lol. It’s pretty spectacular when your Real Estate Guy can make you feel like you’re his only client!!
NEVER - in our years of buying and selling, have we ever experienced such a whole hearted commitment to the process of selling a property.
THIS - is an example of how a property should be marketed and sold!
I still think that Luke is a little over the top. But now, I am happy that he is!
It is because of this passion for our building and his commitment to his role as a realtor, that he is able to take the sales of Palace Place over the top! ”
- Bebe Croft
October 30th, 2018
As someone who is embarking on a major change in lifestyle, this time on my own as a widow, I am grateful for the help and reassurance in using Luke Dalinda and his team.
The hard fact numbers show that Luke got me full price within 24 hours of listing and at a record shattering price for an 05. But numbers aside, Luke was a pleasure to deal with. Professional, dedicated, honest in his opinions and expectations, he walked me through it all with patience, understanding and the knowledge that this was somewhat overwhelming for me.
Luke made the selling experience, from the first phone conversation to discuss the possibility of selling to the signing of the final papers, as easy and convenient for me as possible.
I would highly recommend Luke and his team to anyone who is considering selling their home. Moving itself is hard and can be very overwhelming. Why not make the selling aspect of the move easy…..use Luke Dalinda. ”
- Millie Yustin
July 20th, 2018
Thank you for working with us on the sale of our condo at Palace Pier.
The deciding factor on choosing you was you have a huge presence in our area, plus you get top dollar for your clients. You have a track record for selling condos fast and at record prices.
There where other elements that confirmed we had made the right decision. First, was the process you go through in order for a condo to look it's best, and the staging were a big bonus. The team of people you work with are top notch and very professional. The final result was amazing and it showed in the photography of our condo. Your knowledge of the real estate market, from the marketing of the condo itself to your pricing strategy is superior to any real estate agent we know. You were always very confident in your approach, while still open to our suggestions. The final outcome was the selling of our condo at a record price in our building and in one day of it being listed!
Thank you again for all your help Luke, you and your team Rock. ”
- Sam Dotro
July 20th, 2018
Hi Luke & Leidy,
Thank you so much for your outstanding work of selling our condo suite from Beyond The Sea. It was sold quick with a record price which totally beyond our expectation. We also love the beautiful pictures and brochures that you have designed. You have showed tremendous amount of knowledge and professionalism which make you the number one realtor in the area. We are impressed and will definitely recommend you to our friends and any potential sellers in the future.
All the best, ”
- Selina & Michelle Rui
July 19th, 2018
I can’t say enough good things about working with Valentina. Her warmth, thoughtful approach and attention to detail made all the difference when selling our mother’s home in a difficult market. At every turn, Val went above and beyond to help us find not only a strong deal but also the right buyers for my childhood home. Communication was great throughout, and Val made this tough process as easy on us as possible. We’re so grateful to Val and the Dalinda team for all of their hard work, and look forward to recommending them to our friends and family, and working with them again on our own future real estate transactions. ”
- Savannah Douglas
July 18th, 2018
To all, I would like to thank Leidy at Royal LePage for the excellent service, that she provided for outsourcing my condo to such a great renter. All policies, background, references were done as per Royal LePage policy. Should you have Leidy to represent, you'll be very pleased. ”
- Adrian Plata
July 18th, 2018
Thanks to Valentina’s experience, professionalism and tireless effort, we were able to sell our Mother’s home in a challenging market. Valentina consistently exceeded our expectations. We will definitely work with Valentina and the Dalinda team on future real estate transactions. ”
- Cassandra Sundby
July 18th, 2018
Leidy is a wonderful agent. I was looking for a tenant and because of her I now have on moving in shortly. She helped me in every way possible to make the process easy. She is very communicative, patient and knowledgeable. She is always on top of things and is ready to answer any questions you may have. She provide all facts and data to help make an informed decision, but at the same time she isn't pushy (which was a big plus for me). She made me feel comfortable about my decision! I would highly recommend her. ”
- Ian Fernandes
July 18th, 2018
To Whom It May Concern:
I had the pleasure of working with Leidy Morasky in the summer of 2018 as she helped us find an apartment for a family that recently moved to Canada. From the moment we began to work with Leidy, she brought such professionalism and warmth to the process. We were worried about finding a place quickly and concerned about the soaring prices in the area. Leidy gave us incredibly wise advice throughout the process that led to us finding the perfect apartment at the perfect price. We are overjoyed with the outcome!
There were a few things that struck me about Leidy. First, she was always incredibly attentive, responsive and detail-oriented. Her communications were clear and when we need to gather our offer quickly she worked tirelessly to get everything prepared. The second thing that impressed me was her expertise. There was an apartment we were considering that was expensive but we were nervous we needed to find a place immediately so were considering it. Leidy gave us the great advice to wait a few more days before we made a big decision like that. She was right and her advice saved us an incredible amount of money. Finally, Leidy brought a warmth and positivity to the process that made it an absolute joy to work with her. She was always helping us with a smile and encouraging us that we would find the right apartment – and she was right!
I can not recommend Leidy more highly. She is professional, attentive and has incredible expertise. We feel incredibly lucky to have had her as our realtor and would not have found the apartment we did without her!
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. ”
- Julie Werry
July 6th, 2018
We listed our apartment for sale at the Palace Place with Luke Dalinda and we were happy with the efficiency, speed, and seamless professionalism with which Luke executed the sale. He indeed lived up to his reputation at being the number one realtor in the area. Good luck and sincere wishes to Luke always. ”
- Sarina Kirpalani
June 18th, 2018
Luke was an exceptional real estate agent in my recent sale of my condominium at Palace Place. His expertise of the market and professionalism gave me confidence that he was working in my best interests. The picture brochure was absolutely outstanding- excellent quality and clarity
I recommend Luke to all future buyers and sellers. ”
- Derek Hnatiuk
May 24th, 2018
Holly and I would like to thank you and your team for the very professional way you guided us in the purchase of our Condo.
On more than one occasion you went above and beyond what can be normally expected from a Real Estate Agent.
We will be recommending the Dalinda Team to our friends. ”
- Peter & Holly Elvins
May 8th, 2018
I am writing to express my whole-hearted support and endorsement of the Dalinda Team in regards to any collaborative business opportunities that may present themselves as you continue your discussions with Luke. Luke is a long standing, highly respected, multi-year Top Tier award winning Realtor® with our organization. He embodies the highest standards of client care and is a consummate professional in his business, and a great asset to us, as I’m sure he will be in any engagement you pursue with him. ”
- Kevin Somers - Chief Operating Officer, Broker of Record Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
April 3rd, 2018
Valentina Morasky and the Dalinda Team have been exceptional representatives for us during the difficult process that is finding a new home. They collaboratively were able to always support us and our best interest as well as guide us in making the correct informed decisions pertaining to the homes we became interested in. We are more than happy to have had this highly professional team behind us in this turmoil of a World that is Real Estate. We would, without a doubt, recommend the Dalinda Team for your next home purchase. ”
- Diego & Brenda Morales
March 12th, 2018
Hi Luke & Leidy,
You guys have done a great job. I am so happy. It was absolutely amazing working with you. You’re professional services and great experience has achieved a record price for my unit. Thanks a lot for getting me the best price.
- Charnjit Grewal and Mandeep Hans
March 1st, 2018
Ken and I would not hesitate to recommend Luke Dalinda as a realtor who exemplifies all the best facets of his profession.
He was professional and yet took time to listen to our expectations when selling our condo at Palace Place.
We were very happy with his service and value his continued friendship. ”
- Carole and Ken Lang
February 1st, 2018
Luke Dalinda was professional and prompt in coming to view our condo and had the photographer visit the following day to take a promo video. He suggested the right price point and our condo sold in less than a week for the highest price ever for our unit. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Luke to any buyers or sellers. He knows the real estate business! ”
- Marilyn McDonell & Peter Passailaigue
September 21st, 2017
On behalf of Clarice and our family, I would like to extend our sincere thanks for your great work in selling her condo at Palace Place. Your relaxed yet professional approach to the sale made what could have been a difficult transaction quite seamless and enjoyable. We are very happy with the result and would highly recommend your services to other sellers or buyers of property in your market place. We couldn’t be happier with your service.
Thanks very much.
All the best. ”
- Matt Giffen
September 18th, 2017
This letter is in appreciation of the exemplary service you have recently provided me. Your honesty and integrity are admirable. You exceeded my expectations in the price you were able to obtain for my condo.
I was very fortunate to have you as my agent.
Thank you again for your time and effort put into the marketing of my property. I wish you nothing but continued success in the future. ”
- Lawrence (Larry) Deakins
July 18th, 2017
Kevin & I would like to express our sincere thanks for your professional approach to marketing and subsequent sale of our condominium at Palace Place. In our opinion Palace Place is the best waterfront building in the GTA and during our six years living there you have consistently displayed that it is all about building relationships, not completing transactions. We would not hesitate to recommend your services to any potential buyer and/or seller. ”
- Kevin and Carol Oddy
May 3rd, 2017
Luke Dalinda is an excellent realtor. He is professional, organized, and provides service that is definitely above average. We have used him twice now to sell our condos. Instead of the process being stressful, he was reassuring, helpful and accommodating. Luke was very patient with us, honest and gave good advice. He has a great sense of humour, was always cheerful and walked us through the challenging process of an assignment sale with ease. His amazing approach has gotten us the highest price paid both times for a condo with the same specifications. We have recommended them to friends and family on several occasions and will continue to do so! ”
- Azadeh Fini and Kaveh Razzaghi
May 3rd, 2017
I was extremely pleased with Luke and Valentina’s service and expertise for the recent sale of my condominium. From the initial meeting, everything was made clear and great advice was given in relation to all aspect of the sale such as pricing, when to put it on the market, staging and more. Luke was amazingly efficient and proactive in helping things run smoothly behind the scenes, as it was an assignment sale. When you hire him, you are hiring a husband and wife team dedicated to getting you through the selling process with ease and care. I would recommend them without hesitation. ”
- Sarah and Ray Fini
April 3rd, 2017
Valentina Morasky and the Dalinda team have been exceptional representatives for us during the difficult process that is finding a new home. They collaboratively were able to always support us and our best interest as well as guide us in making the correct informed decisions pertaining to the homes we became interested in. We are more than happy to have had this highly professional team behind us in this turmoil of a World that is Real Estate. We would, without a doubt, recommend the Dalinda team for your next home purchase. ”
- Diego & Brenda Morales
April 3rd, 2017
The best testimonial comes from a extremely satisfied and repeat client. My wife and I have lived in Palace Place since 2004 and Luke Dalinda has represented us on three separate real estate transactions within the building during this time period. Luke has exemplified the utmost professionalism in each of these transactions and achieved a record selling price at the time for our suite(s). There is no real estate agent who is more passionate or more informed about Palace Place than Luke. If you are looking for a realtor that will represent your best interests…whether to purchase or sell your suite…it is without hesitation that I highly recommend Luke Dalinda for your consideration.
Thanks again for acting on our behalf and another job well done!
Kindest regards, ”
- Wayne Leadbeater
January 16th, 2017
Maureen and I thank you wholeheartedly.
The creative thinking you applied to our situation resulted
in a successful outcome, in record time.
The conventional approach is as follows:
the seller does everything, within their budget, to bring
their property up to the most desirable standards;
then the realtor lists it and promotes it; and then … everyone waits.
But that wasn’t going to work for us. Our reno budget was
limited, and our time frame was tight. Patiently waiting for the
right customer to come along would eventually pay off, but you
knew that our future plans meant the NEAR future!
And then you had an idea, which exemplified your experience
and knowledge of real estate in general, and your intimate and
invaluable understanding of Palace Place in particular.
It was innovative.
And suddenly “For Sale” became “Sold!”
Not overnight — but way, way under the time limit we had set.
Once again, we thank you. ”
- Russell & Maureen Shoub
November 25th, 2016
Luke Dalinda exceeds the highest standards of care and professionalism. My family and I required a very specific configuration in terms of location, lay-out, and price-point. Luke was able to locate exactly what we needed, and most importantly, he was able to get us our dream home at the best price possible. His knowledge of the market, and his capacity to deliver are second to none. ”
- Michael Boguski, keyboard player, Blue Rodeo
October 12th, 2016
When Barb and I were looking to list her condo I wanted to get an idea of what we should be looking for price wise. When I googled Palace Pier and Palace Place Luke's website appeared and mentioned that he had secured the record price per square foot in Palace Place. I decided to interview him to list the property and after meeting him Barb and I decided he was the best choice. Luke wanted to secure the record price at Palace Pier per square foot and was confident he could get Barb the best price possible. He was very patient with us as we had to suspend the listing as Barb's health was not good. Luke had so many appointments that Barb could not keep up so we waited until she moved out. Within a week of moving out we got the record offer. I would recommend Luke to anyone with a condo in the Palace Pier or Palace Place, he knows the buildings and area inside out. ”
- Ed McCormick
July 31st, 2016
Faced with a move across the country, and not a lot of time to sell our condominium at Palace Place, we needed an agent who we could trust would get the job done right. We knew about Luke from his regular updates on the Palace Place market and his involvement in the building over the years we have lived here. We knew he had a love and dedication for our home, as he lived at Palace Place as well.
Right from the first meeting we knew we had made the right choice for an agent. Luke is an excellent listener, was very attentive to our needs, and answered all of our questions fully. Luke was very clear about the process and what he would be doing for us. We were very impressed about his approach and that he takes the time to educate other real estate agents about how wonderful Palace Place is and all of the amenities a new owner will enjoy. Knowing our time requirement Luke quickly organized everything, including the visit of a professional photographer. The brochure that Luke produced was highly professional and highlighted our suite wonderfully. We sold within the week.
We have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending Luke to anyone who is either buying or selling their home. Luke is a professional who works extremely hard to ensure your stress level remains low throughout the process and who always does what he promises. Our thanks to you, Luke, for everything you have done for us. ”
- Ed and Cindy Hayley
May 21st, 2016
Just a quick note to thank you for the great and quick job you did in selling our house at 4 Ellis Gardens. The professional quality of the brochure you created far exceeds any brochure we have ever seen while shopping for a house. You made our house look very appealing with the video you created, and we were really impressed by the use of a drone to capture the beautiful surroundings in our neighbourhood. We especially appreciate your patience and understanding throughout the selling process, and all of the knowledgeable guidance you provided along the way.
Thanks again for all of your efforts in making this a seamless and quick experience and always looking out for our best interest.
- Odette and Joe Leuthard
May 16th, 2016
My husband and I chose Luke Dalinda based on what appeared to be a fantastic track record, and the fact that he lived in the building, and so was an expert on the property. We were not disappointed, in fact we were quite amazed at how quickly he sold our property as we knew it was going to be a bit more of a complicated deal than normal, and we had been unsuccessful 2 years prior when we had used another agent.
Luke kept us informed throughout the entire process, offered some great advice and insight, put us in touch with a great lawyer, and had answers for all our questions. He was always reachable and I was very impressed how quickly he returned our messages even when they were not urgent, or during working hours. We felt very reassured having Luke handling the sale, and there is no question he definitely knows the business and is excellent at what he does. We are so pleased with our experience, which was practically stress-free (!!), that we will be using Luke again for our next Real Estate endeavour, and will recommend him to family and friends.
Thanks again Luke! ”
- Louise Tremeer & Lee Powell
April 24th, 2016
When I decided to put my condo up for sale, I was told by so many in the building List it with Luke, he works the hardest to get you the best price. You certainly lived up to your reputation.
The booklet you produced to market my home was incredible and took me by surprise. The pictures of my suite, the building and surrounds, coupled with the quality and tone of the booklet itself, captured all the reasons why we live here. Obviously, buyers thought so too, for in two days I received multiple offers and sold over the asking price.
Thank you Luke for making a process I dreaded almost painless. ”
- Eileen Bigley
March 9th, 2016
Having worked with other realtors, I chose Luke to help sell my condo at Palace Place because he offered better exposure and better results. He was always reachable, gave frequent activity updates, and ensured my concerns and expectations were met. I have no hesitation in recommending his services. ”
- Ravi Nayar
March 8th, 2016
This letter is to express our pleasure and satisfaction in your selling of our family home at 208 Edenbridge Drive.
In a competitive market, where listings remained unsold for 100 to 300 days, your extensive market knowledge and negotiation skills helped us to sell our home in only 15-days, with multiple offers, and for a price record!
Your brochure was excellent and will serve as a cherished memory of our beloved home.
After considering other top agents, we chose you because of your innovative, personable, and dedicated approach.
Well done, Luke.
- Dr. Mona Salama
March 6th, 2016
I have selected Luke Dalinda as agent for my real estate business in Palace Place based on my extended research for the best agent.
His way of conducting business showed very early on that he is definitely one of the best. In an incredible short time he achieved goals set by myself with satisfactory results, as a matter of fact he surpassed it.
I found him very likeable, professional and his attention to details will satisfy any Seller.
His knowledge of the Palace Place and Humber Shores real estate market is incredible and one will listen to his recommendations.
Recommending Luke Dalinda for selling or buying real estate? In an instant! ”
- Bernd Bergmeister
March 2nd, 2016
You have represented our last two real estate transactions.
In both cases, the results passed the expectations. Both times we got new record high price for our unit. Everything happened quickly, without pain and stress. We are impressed with your professionalism and communication throughout the whole process.
We have complete confidence in you. It was a great pleasure working with you.
Thank you again!
All the best, ”
- Alina and Richard Mielnik
October 7th, 2015
Jose and I would like to thank you for all your work on selling our unit. In several occasions we bought and sold properties dealing with different real estate professionals and we have never experienced such dedication to marketing and presenting a unit. After the sell was agreed, all the paper work was done impeccable and incredibly fast.
Your advise and marketing techniques are world class. Thanks again Luke, we will recommend you to anyone that needs an excellent realtor.
All the best, ”
- Malena and Jose Paradela
September 13th, 2015
When my husband and I were looking for an investment property in Palace Place there was only one agent that we considered working with. Over the last several years we have heard so many great stories about Luke his incredible knowledge of real estate in the Humber Bay Area and Palace Place in particular. We found his approach to be just as we had heard from Luke's other clients He was responsive, knowledgeable and took time to really understand the type of property we wanted. He found us exactly what we were looking for, and for a very fair price. Luke then went over and above, finding a quality tenant for our rental condo. We cannot say enough about the great service we received. No high pressure sales tactics here.. Just top notch professional expertise! Thanks again Luke! ”
- Louise Brinkmann and Brian Brinkmann
June 4th, 2015
Luke, because of your efforts we sold our late mothers condo at a record high price and well above what the other agents, that we considered, were even willing to list it for. We didn't choose you just because you offered to list at the highest price, rather we chose you because you had a specific strategy and plan to overcome those price perceptions and barriers. And you did it highest price and in less than 30 days. We were also impressed with how you cultivated the interested buyers and agents and negotiated. Great marketing, great negotiation you earned your commission. Thank you Luke ”
- Chris, Grant, and Jeff Henderson
June 1st, 2015
The prospect of selling one's home is a daunting one. So much history and so many memories are inevitably involved.
Thank you for making this process as smooth as it could possibly be. Your professionalism, expertise and bountiful good humour have actually made the experience enjoyable.
The fact that you were able to sell my condominium in one day for a record price speaks volumes.
Many, many thanks for a job thoroughly well done!
- Nan Ruhnke
May 29th, 2015
Luke is a dedicated professional agent whose Palace Place/Humber Shore knowledge and insights have surpassed all of our expectations. Furthermore, he is a joy to work with!
Luke has helped us both lease and sell our beloved apartment.
When we requested he put together a marketing strategy for the sale of our property, he delighted us by scoring the first ever Palace Place Condo of the Week award in the Toronto Life publication
His insights on the building and the neighboring buildings are something that he has achieved through years of hard work and from residing in the building, which I believe distinguishes him from other agents in the area.
We always found Luke to be honest, and sage in his recommendations.
There is truly no reason to consider anyone else while searching for a real estate agent to represent you in the Humber shores area. ”
- Jill Richardson
May 18th, 2015
Luke is a very personable and dedicated real estate agent. He listed our home in Spring 2015 and maintained both his commitment and our convictions throughout the process.
As remote sellers we relied upon Luke to source and co-ordinate various contractors to do the appropriate work on our behalf so as to put our property in the best possible light.
Throughout his contract he provided us with weekly updates on his strategies as well as ideas for any actions that could be taken next to increase our momentum. His insights paid off in the end with a record price for our home.
We would definitely recommend Luke Dalinda's services to anyone looking for representation in southwest Etobicoke. ”
- DnA Bolefski
March 29th, 2015
We can't imagine what it would have been like to go through the process of buying our first home without you and your patience, guidance, wisdom, and senses of humor. It was undoubtedly clear during the entire process that we were working with the best real estate professional around. We'd be honoured to serve as references and talk to prospective clients about how great you are to work with. There is no way for us to express our gratitude for all your help and support during this challenging process and we will absolutely be working with you again when the time comes to buy our next home.
Best Regards, ”
- A & T Vostrikov
March 23rd, 2015
You are "the man" when it comes to selling units in the Palace Place! Your encyclopedic knowledge of the building and prices is invaluable. You are a great cheerleader who helps others recognize the enormous value in our property. You gave us great advice with regard to staging and pricing our condo. And you also made sure every potential purchaser saw how much the Palace Place has to offer. We were so pleased that you used your connections in the real estate community allowing you to achieve a record price for our unit in fewer than 7 days of showing.
Your connections, an excellent brochure, and great online package brought us three offers in a very short time, which ensured that we were able to pick the price, conditions, and closing date we wanted. We can't thank you enough, and we encourage others to seek out your assistance. ”
- Dr. Glenn Zederayko and Ms. Claire Foley
March 13th, 2015
Katie called to say that the purchaser has waived the conditions and , as a result , the purchase agreement is now binding . Luke and Val , great work !! Kate and Fab are ecstatic , which makes her Mom and I really happy . In addition to your rationale for the $360 K price , their $360 K , 720 sq.ft. unit also got $500 per sq.ft. which is pretty darn good ! By all accounts , you got Kate and Fab the best price ! Actually , I think it was my paint job that clinched the deal!! Thanks once again ! ”
- Norm and Patti Stewart
March 3rd, 2015
WELL DONE, LUKE!
And congratulations to you, too!
You are right, we were certainly blessed in both transactions.
And we know that both deals were made possible thanks to your good advice and swift action. You've done a splendid job and we're both delighted. Many thanks indeed!
Once again, BRAVO!
God Bless, ”
- Michael & Lita Menezes
January 13th, 2015
I certainly recommend you speak to Luke Dalinda who has been a major force in keeping the quality and financial condition of the building up to very high standards. ”
- Robert Thomas
Former Palace Place Treasurer & Director
November 19th, 2014
Luke brings imagination and determination to his sales efforts. He uses the best pros for showing your property in photo and floor plan. Always rising to a challenge he finds ways to resolve issues and gets you the price you need. His pricing advice is accurate. We have used Luke twice now, and with 2 successful transactions look forward to again using his skills in the near future. ”
- Gerrit Visser and Pat Scully
November 11th, 2014
To Whom It May Concern:
My wife and I recently purchased a condominium in Palace Place.
We were fortunate to have Mr. Luke Dalinda as our real estate agent and his assistance and knowledge were invaluable in making our decision.
He did an excellent job for us, as it happened at a very busy and difficult time in our life, and Mr. Dalinda guided and helped us with every question we had.
His knowledge of the real estate business is such a comfort and we quickly became aware that we were dealing with a true professional in this field.
I would recommend anyone considering buying or selling a property to contact him. ”
- Donald Bainbridge
September 5th, 2014
To Whom It May Concern:
Luke Dalinda has represented my last three real estate transactions at Palace Place.
That I continue to use Luke's services is the best testimonial that I could provide.
Luke is the best at what he does, and he represents Palace Place passionately and to the highest standard of luxury living.
You should use Luke too. He will exceed your expectations. ”
- Radi Jelenic
April 19th, 2014
This is a long overdue Thank You.
You handled the sale of our condo at Palace Place with the utmost professionalism.
After 7 years of calling Palace Place our home the time came to move on. Selling was not only stressful but also emotional.
You were with us every step of the way. You made us feel comfortable and secure with every decision. You made yourself available to us at all times and kept us well informed on all showings.
When the final offer came in, thanks to your assistance, we knew it was time to accept without any reservation or questions.
Anyone wanting to buy or sell is in good hands with the very knowledgeable and honest Luke Dalinda, a 1st Class Realtor for a 1st Class building. ”
- Peter Kastenmacher & Rene Salomon
August 1st, 2013
Dear Luke - Today is August 1st - 2 months since the closing of the sale of our lovely # 4601 at Palace Place. And we are writing to say thanks to you for bringing our sale to happen. We appreciate your very professional effort on our behalf.
Rosemary and I have enjoyed very much our years in our Penthouse at Palace Place which began when the only structure on the ground was a temporary sales office, through the travails of losing the buildings builder to bankruptcy, and to some 20-years with our grand view of the city of Toronto and of Lake Ontario. They were great years. We send you and your family our best wishes for many good years and good health at Palace Place.
Luke, It is great knowing you. You are amazing you put all of yourself in everything you do. We admire you for your precious children. Continued great success. ”
- John & Rosemary Galbraith
(Founders Franklin Templeton)
July 17th, 2013
Thank you so much Luke. Well done. You are Palace Place # 1 agent!!!!!! We will pass the word around for sure! Thanks for your fantastic service in this transaction. We appreciate your confidence and professionalism. ”
- Joe & Odette Leuthard
May 21st, 2013
Dear Palace Place Owners:
With respect to my support for Luke Dalinda, I have known him since he was a teenager. He has always been passionate about Palace Place and that is clearly reflected in his work. He is the only Board member in my view that is familiar with all the complexities of our building's history. When Luke decided to run for the Board, I could tell that he genuinely wanted to enhance the community. He wanted to make sure that he knew everything that he needed to know about the building before coming to you, the owners.
Luke is the only one to present a vision in writing for the future of Palace Place to the owners. For that, he won the highest number of votes ever at Palace Place. ”
- Gus Protopapas
Palace Place President, 1996 to 2001 - Palace Place Director for over 15-years
October 29th, 2012
Luke Dalinda recently handled the sale of our present condo and the purchase of our new condo within Palace Place. We were most pleased with his determined commitment and professionalism in our requirements. Anyone in Palace Place considering the sale or purchase of a unit, we would highly recommend Luke to act on your behalf without any hesitation. As Luke has lived in Palace Place for many years, he is acutely aware of market values to ensure he serves his clients' best interests as well as the unit owners of Palace Place. ”
- Wayne & Hildegard Leadbeater
October 24th, 2012
Dear Fellow Residents:
Recently, we made the decision to sell our suite at Palace Place with Luke Dalinda.
We are Royal LePage realtors ourselves specializing in the downtown area, but we chose to list with Luke because of his expertise in selling Palace Place.
We are thrilled to report that Luke sold our suite.
Luke saved us money, was always available to us, delivered yet another record price, and got the deal done. His market forecasts and activity predictions were spot on.
When it comes to Palace Place, Luke Dalinda offers knowledge and services that are simply unequaled.
You are in good hands with Luke on the mission.
We thank the residents and staff for making Palace Place such an enjoyable place to call home. ”
- Jim Currie & Bill Newman
November 20th, 2010
Re: Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court
A great pleasure doing business with you on the above-mentioned property recently.
I want to compliment you on your professionalism throughout the whole transaction. Your co-operation was sincerely appreciated.
Again, thanks for helping make this transaction between us such a pleasant one. Hopefully, soon we'll be able to work together again. ”
- Wayne Dean, Sales Representative, ReMax Quality One Ltd., Brokerage
November 1st, 2010
I recently made a decision to list my property at Palace Place with you, after having interviewed several other agents. A very successful sales agreement was finally reached after only a few months.
It became apparent, during my working with you, that you are a very sincere, and honest agent, one whom I felt very comfortable with, and with whom I felt I could trust was truly working hard on my behalf. I have sold several properties over the last several years, and without doubt, I found working with you the best experience. I guess that I'm planning on having you represent me when I list my other condo at Palace Place is the best testimony I could offer you. Keep up the great, and personable, work, Luke.
Yours Truly ”
- Dr. R. J. Bowers
October 21st, 2010
This is to express my appreciation for the professional and efficient service provided by Luke Dalinda in securing a rental property for me recently. Mr. Dalinda was quick to learn of the opportunity which had just arisen and this provided an advantage in the successful closing.
It was a pleasure dealing with Luke and I will contact him again in the future as the opportunity arises. ”
- Richard J. Langevin