The sale or purchase of your home is as important to me as it is to you.
I became passionate about real estate when my dad decided he wanted to flip houses after an afternoon of watching HGTV. Since we both had limited experience in the industry, I completed the real estate broker certification – and just loved it. Which was lucky for me, because after all that effort, my dad decided he was “too old” for house flipping...
It’s been about 10 years since then, and I was lucky enough to get my start when the market was hot – homes were selling like pancakes in 2008. Since around 2012, however, the market has become much tougher, so I have taken full advantage of my technology background to focus on online marketing campaigns which have proved very successful for my clients.
I know that buying or selling property can be a very emotional experience – or strictly a business transaction – and my years as a broker have enabled me to deal with various situations and be well prepared for them. As well, since real estate transactions are far more satisfying to all parties when the process is a pleasant experience for everyone, I operate with a collaborative attitude towards my colleagues in the industry.
Now, more than ever, who you work with matters!
Effy was great to work with and she sold our house in record time! She made the process effortless and kept us in the loop until the sale was closed…she had our best interests at heart. We recommend her to any and all looking for a realtor who will have your back. Selling a house can be a stressful process, and since we were moving far away that added to our stress level, but Effy made us feel at ease the whole way.
Where to begin—the prospect of buying our first house was scary and if it wasn’t already stressful, our house hunting got smashed with the pandemic. Effy never gave up hope and restored our morale when the experience hit us like a roller coaster ride. She helped us navigate through endless offers until we finally hit the jackpot. Her professionalism, punctuality, dedication and attitude have been priceless. She was always available for our questions and to guide us. Thank you very much for all your hard work and for helping me keep my cool even when I was fuming with all that was happening :). If we ever decide to sell it in the future, she will be the only choice. Keep up the amazing work Effy.
Effy, you offered to help even before our contract was officially signed and you were always there when I needed your advice. You are very friendly, efficient and punctual! Next time I need help with a property, I will surely come back to you!
We are wholeheartedly recommending Effy to all our friends and acquaintances! She guided us superbly throughout our house buying journey with her excellent customer service, her real estate expertise, her patience, attentive listening skills and great advice. Many thanks, Effy – truly!
Effy Bardis is a very professional broker; she is very patient and punctual. She also provides all the necessary information in order to understand the whole buying procedure + she is very supportive and available all the time. I got her contact number through a friend’s reference; it is now my turn to refer her to my group of friends. Keep doing what you’re doing!! I'm a very satisfied client!
Effy was my real estate agent for over four years. She was consistently the most knowledgeable and kind agent I had the chance to work with while living abroad. Effy first handled all aspects related to the rental of my condo for a few years, including finding and vetting tenants, coordinating visits, and negotiating rental amounts, even preparing the unit for visits, supporting small maintenance issues, and following up on rent. When I decided to sell, I honestly don’t know what I would have done without Effy's guidance, experience and support during the sale process. I was outside the country for most of the time and living in different time zone, which didn't prevent her from organising evening calls to explain the various steps and costs, as well as advising me about the current market. Effy is in many ways the perfect agent: hard working, detail oriented, good with people, responsive, honest, and she has a knack for closing the final sale. Her excellent work and consistent results ensures that she comes very highly recommended.
Knowledge, professionalism, punctuality, dedication, cleverness, and honesty meet in Effy. I dealt with Effy 3 times and I am totally and absolutely satisfied.
It was a pleasure to work with you and it was a very positive experience. As a first-time seller who had no idea what I was doing, I found it very helpful that you explained clearly what my responsibilities were and made sure that I had all of the necessary documentation. The notary even commented on the fact that all of the paperwork was properly done and nothing was missing. Apparently that's often not the case. Also, your communication was great throughout the whole process. You responded to all of my inquiries in a timely manner and you were unfailingly friendly and polite. I would not hesitate to recommend you to my family and friends.
Oh my God, Effy, you were a star!
Effy is a delight to work with. We are a couple from Ontario with some unusual needs for investing in a property in Montreal. She took the time to understand our wishes and then worked hard within our busy schedules to get us the result that we needed. Effy is a smart and diligent realtor who was able to quickly respond and resolve all the issues that came up along the way. This was definitely the most enjoyable and productive real estate transaction that we have ever experienced.
We met with a few agents, but the way you helped us was outstanding and made us feel at ease. We really appreciate the way you followed up on everything with us.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Effy for almost 7 years for both renting and most recently, selling my condo. I can’t think of a better, more qualified real estate agent to work with in Montreal. Even though I am based abroad and constantly traveling, Effy kept in constant contact with me the entire time. She took care of me through any issues that came up and helped me find great tenants when I was renting and eventually, an excellent buyer when I decided to sell. She knows all the processes, potential risks, and is very resourceful whenever something unexpected came up. Her positive attitude and strong communication skills made me trust her 100% throughout this real estate transaction journey. I strongly recommended Effy to my friends and family.
We would recommend Effy to anyone who is looking for a quality real estate agent. She is very good at what she does and she will always be there for you. Our search for our dream home was not easy because we did not want our children to move school. During the search we sometimes felt discouraged but Effy kept us going – she even wrote letters to people who lived in the area asking if anyone wanted to sell their house. Another thing that we liked about Effy is that she never pressured us. She wanted us to make our own decisions but gave us advice. When we were ready to buy, the sellers accepted to sell us their home even though our offer was lower than someone else’s because of how Effy represented us. Even the sellers’ broker was impressed by her. We never could have gotten our dream home without her. Effy also helped us sell our previous home. We got two offers within two weeks after we put the house for sale. Before the sale was completed, we went on vacation for one month but Effy kept in touch with us, and we were able to finalize the sale during that time and signed all our papers over the internet. And that is still not all. Effy saved us on moving day by showing up at our new home with pizza and drinks. We were exhausted at the end of the day – it was the best pizza we had ever eaten. Thank you Effy!!!
Thank you very much for your professionalism and courtesy during our house purchase process. You were always there and ready to give us your advice in order for us to make the right choice. It was a good experience for us. Thank you again!
Effy is a phenomenal agent. Definitely recommend her to help you with anything real estate.
Thank you SO much for everything you did for us over the past few weeks, Effy – you were fantastic! We are sooooo happy and excited!!!
We can’t thank Effy enough for how incredible she was as our real estate agent. She was extremely responsive to all our questions and addressed our concerns quickly and thoroughly. Effy is friendly, professional, and very trustworthy. We will recommend her to anyone without any hesitation! Thank you so much Effy!!
Effy guided us patiently and competently through the process of buying our first home. In addition to explaining absolutely everything in detail, she also took the time to answer our (many, many) questions and address our concerns throughout. Her impartial expertise was so helpful and we paid a fair price on a beautiful home thanks to her guidance. I highly recommend Effy!
Effy was phenomenal in helping me find a place to live in Montreal. As a newcomer to the city, I had limited knowledge and experience when it came to neighbourhoods, etc. She was supportive and walked me through the process step-by- step, making sure to answer any questions I had along the way. I will definitely be turning to her expertise again in the future!
Effy helped us to buy our house. She is patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and hard working. She’s very detail oriented and also gives great advice. She moved quickly with the offer and through the buying process. We really thank her for being so responsive to help get us our perfect home! We highly recommend Effy without any reservations.
Effy, you have truly been a delight to work with to get my condo sold and purchase a new one. Not only are you knowledgeable in your field, but are you are so responsible and respectful. You will definitely be referred by me!
Effy was wonderful from start to finish and made our experience super easy. She is very fast to respond to any question/issue and is very patient. She is cheerful, optimistic, professional, and knowledgeable - basically all the qualities you would want in a realtor. I would definitely recommend her to anyone and hire her again!
Effy came highly recommended by a friend, and we would highly recommend her as well. She is able to strike a great balance between giving her honest input without pressuring you one way or another. For any house my partner and I were interested in, she would find tons of information even before we visited the place, which often made our decisions much easier. Couldn't have been happier with her -- Thanks Effy!
Effy was great to work with and made the buying process for us much more straightforward then it would have been otherwise. This was our first home purchase and not only were we buying during covid, we were also buying on the other side of the country without any real familiarity with the area. Effy was very patient and was happy to be our virtual tour guide as we face-timed each property until we found the right one. She was also able to give us honest opinions and recommendations without it feeling like she was steering us. I couldn't imagine this process going as smoothly as it did without her.
We have really appreciated how understanding you have been of all of my many questions. We totally recognize how you have gone above and beyond what we could expect (for a rental)... Thank you so so much for your help in finding this place and throughout the process! And we look forward to looking you up in the future when we are ready to purchase a home.
Knowledge, professionalism, punctuality, dedication, cleverness, and honesty meet in Effy. I have dealt with Effy 3 times and I am totally and absolutely satisfied.
Effy helped us with the purchase of our first home. She is very professional, quick and available to answer questions. It was a very good experience. I recommend her to you. If we have to do business with a broker again, it will be with her. Thank you very much for all your help, Effy!
Thank you very much for your exceptional service and professionalism – greatly appreciated! Looking forward to working with you in the future, Effy.
I recently bought my first home and while it was an exciting project, it was also a bit scary and very stressful. Luckily, I had Effy to guide me through it! I had so many questions and doubts, and I’m grateful I had someone I could trust. Every time I wanted to visit an apartment, she would get all the relevant information upfront, which was incredibly helpful because it saved us time, and we were able to visit appropriate apartments by filtering the list according to my expectations/needs, and we ended up finding the right place within a month! Effy is very professional and very kind – I can't think of anyone I would have rather had to walk me along this path!
Amazing experience with Effy! Professional, organized, and willing to go the extra mile. I had other agents before, but Effy is by far the best. She listened to what I was looking for, set up visits and provided lots of information on each of the listings. There was never pressure to buy; she was more concerned that I find a place that I really liked. Overall, I could tell that Effy is passionate about her job and loves what she does. Buying a place can be complicated, but she made it pretty stress-free. I have recommended her to my friends and will definitely use her services again.
We want to thank Effy for the time and work that she put into helping us with our search for an income property. She was great to work with. She's professional, but down to earth. We felt comfortable with her right away and would work with her again if the need arose.
We are very grateful for all the work that Effy put in our house hunting process. She made us feel like we were her only clients by always being there for us. Anytime I would call, text, or email, I had a quick response, which I appreciate. I also appreciated how much research she did on every property we were interested in and her willingness to go the extra mile to help us find our perfect place. Finally, she made the process as stress-free as possible. We bought our condo during Covid and it wasn’t easy, but I have to say Effy was with us every step of the way. Highly recommend doing business with her, you will not be disappointed!
We bought a house during the COVID 19. Not an easy task to visit and have a house inspected. Through this, Effy was always there to make things easier. She could have just stayed home when we got the house inspected, but instead came and stayed through the inspection. We had made an offer last year on a house and she also guided us expertly through the steps. We didn't buy the house because it didn't pass the inspection. We were so satisfied with her the first time, that we called her as soon as we saw another house that met our needs. We will be (hopefully) moving into our new home in June. Thank you Effy, we appreciate everything you did to make our purchase easier! My husband and I highly recommend Effy as a real estate broker.