Cathy and her helpers make the change from one living space to another amazingly low in stress, many thanks – having the pictures placed and hung saved so much uncertainty. Manson had a couple offers in a week – enough said! Great work! Everything was moved and placed with no damage, and you sold the left over furniture – good work.Thanks to all–Marjorie Cushing
Gordons got the job done no matter what it took. They certainly have it down to a science. The best thing is the peace of mind knowing the job will get done and the best price achieved. Our family had only limited time to contribute. This was a difficult property to clean up, in a remote area. Gordon’s was amazing at how quickly and efficiently they got things done. Their system of communication is incredible. We would recommend Gordon’s to anyone. On behalf of my mother who is nicely settled, and all of our family, thank you. You were great!–Ross Jeffrery
And talking about Gordon’s, they’re wonderful people to take care of you. When I moved from the condo, of course they moved me into conservatory pond, I had done all my own packing. I didn’t realize that they would do this, or I thought I would have to do it myself. But, when I came from conservatory pond here, at 8 o‘clock in the morning, half a dozen young women showed up at unit and my daughter was there and they told her – take your mother out and meet us at the Waterford at noon. They had moved me, put everything where I knew I wanted it to go, my clothes in the closet, my dishes in the cupboard. It was wonderful. You just come in and it’s all done.-Marg
Meet Norman Zacour, a client of Gordon’s Estate Services. This was his answer when posed the question: What tips would you give someone who is considering downsizing or moving into a retirement residence?
“I would probably tell them my own experience and how I feel about it. I think as far as moving in, the best tip I can give them is to go see Cathy.
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Dear Barry, as I am just completing my aunt’s estate, I have been reflecting on the process of dealing with issues involved in the function of an Executor for the sale of my mom’s home. It certainly is a bigger task than I originally thought. However I must say, the disposal of the house and contents was the smoothest part of the whole process, thanks to your company’ s services.
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You guys are an excellent service, excellent! I really appreciated how we went through the time, hours of figuring stuff out, going through a lot of paperwork. I really enjoyed that. It wasn’t just getting together and making small talk, like sitting and discussing things and asking ME my opinions on things. That was important to me , very important to me. You really made me stop and think. Other agents would say “what do you think it is worth”, whereas Manson had some paperwork which we went through which made me really stop and think about, this is what I want, but for this reason and that reason – very logical reasons – it makes sense to try it at this price and a very important conclusion, it sold!
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I found selling a home with possible development land in Kingston, Ontario surprisingly difficult, perhaps because I am not a developer.
Realtors were frustrating, because after an initial ridiculously low offer, little or nothing was done. I eventually decided I could do better myself and did by getting two deals (although they eventually fell through).
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–Prof. David Andrew, Chapel House, Cornwall, England
My experience with Gordon’s team was entirely positive. I would strongly recommend them to any person administering a messy estate property which has to be sold quickly but in a way which maximizes value. Gordon’s bring resources, experience and trained employees together quickly in a way which an individual cannot do. In other works, they add enormous value. My only regret is that I did not know about Gordon’s earlier in the process. I would not hesitate to recommend their service to friends and colleagues.
–W. E., Lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Gordon’s Team should don the capes of Superhero’s! I wasn’t their typical customer. I took a chance on them, and they me, and together we all pulled off a feat of Gargantuan proportion. My situation was one of dire hopelessness. A year without work, retirement funds depleted, severe family health issues and a Bank who would not refinance my home. I had to sell, and I had to sell quickly…
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I think of my friends who have moved and how much work it was for them, I recommend Gordon’s over every other realtor. They never pushed us to do things we didn’t want to do, we followed their advice and our house sold in a week. They’re so good to work with, and their motto, ‘We help. You move on.’ is so appropriate!
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It was just the two of us, we didn’t want to ask our family for help. The friends who helped us 37 years ago are now of an age that they can no longer help us so we knew we needed a company who could take care of those needs for us. We felt comfortable with Gordon’s. We never felt rushed. It was always our decision and we were always in control – it just felt good.
Click here to see the video.– Doug and Lynda Boulter
I’ve been in Kingston for 20 years and decided it was time to downsize. I didn’t want to do all of it by myself so I called Gordon’s. They helped me ship things to family and friends all over Canada, listed and sold my house and moved me into my new apartment. Their team did everything; packing, organizing, they were efficient, did what they said they would do and I was very pleased with my decision.
Click here to see the video.– Joyce Plezia
I had been living alone in a big house in Scarborough, Toronto. Last winter I had a bad fall and wasn’t able to fully use my arm and my legs were very sore. My brother wanted me to live closer to him in Kingston and found a wonderful suite for me at the Royale Retirement home, he also helped me find Gordon’s. During the move Cathy found a 40 year old ring that had been missing for years! I was grateful for their help, I wouldn’t have been able to manage the move without them.Click here to see the video.– Melita Nepaszing
We had talked about moving for a long time, at least 5 years, every time we talked about it we would stop at the words, ‘There’s so much to do! We’re talking about a two storey four bedroom house with attic and basement full of junk, in 37 years you accumulate a lot of stuff!’ There was just so much to do before we could put the house on the market, it was overwhelming. But then we heard from friends about Gordon’s Estate Services. Gordon’s has a great team and were able to do everything from finding our new apartment, packing everything up, selling our extra stuff and they sold our house in just over a week for over the asking price. If it weren’t for Gordon’s we wouldn’t have been able to manage our move, in fact we’d still be at the old house! Click here to see the video.– Jim and Bev Coles
Bob is 95 and I’m 88 and the time had come when the garden was too much and we just felt that we had to downsize. We thought about a bungalow but that’s still a house that comes with all the maintained like snow shoveling, grass cutting, furnace upkeep and so we wanted an apartment where someone else will do those chores for us.
Gordon’s helped us sell our house in just 2 weeks, in fact we didn’t even have a sign on our front lawn it sold that quickly.
We love the apartment, it’s close to shops and restaurants and it’s very well managed and we’d recommend apartment living and Gordon’s Estate Services to anyone downsizing. Click here to see the video.– Bob and Doreen Boyd
As a family we could not have been more happy with your services.
I consider myself very fortunate to have seen the Special on Global TV News which allowed me to make contact with you in the first place. I’m honestly not sure how we would’ve achieved everything we achieved without your help.
I was thrilled at the professional way that every tiny detail was handled throughout this entire experience. Every member of your team that we worked with were cheerful, Pleasant and just a pleasure to work with… Not often that you can say that now days when you’re hiring people somehow it always seems to come with disappointments and frustration. Completely the opposite in this case!
Your personal help was greatly appreciated that so many stages where there were little issues you were able to jump in and help out and that was great. The team of movers were awesome (led by Cathy)-extremely organized but also compassionate.
And the auction actually turned out to be a lot of fun we really enjoyed tracking it and seeing how everything worked out!
Anyways I know my parents were very pleased and again for myself and my siblings it made things so much easier than it might’ve been otherwise.– Dr. Susan Leet
I am a co-executor for the estate of late Richard Howes. Richard lived in Godfrey, Ont. Gordon’s Estate Services handled all the details of Richard’s estate very professionally and skillfully. The many details included an initial assessment of the costs for everything necessary to settle the estate such as, the sale of the household contents, the removal of three large underground storage tanks, a complete environmental analysis of the surrounding soil and water, as well as an online auction of the sale of the house and property. Everything was completed on a timely basis and within the projected costs. Barry Gordon and Manson Slik were always readily available for consultation. I always had confidence and trust in their advice and judgement. I highly recommend Gordon’s Estate Services for anyone who is looking to sell their property, estate contents or assets. I will definitely contact Gordon’s next time I need these services.– John Koen, Estate Trustee
Our move has undoubtedly been one of the longer moves that you have been involved in; it pretty well took a full year from start to finish. But when all was said and done, I will readily admit that as far as moves go, this was about as good as it gets. Your service, your organization was exemplary. I would recommend you in a heartbeat to other people–and I don’t just mean old old folks who are downsizing.
Barry, your professionalism, clear answers, thorough paperwork, and willingness to answer questions in a straightforward manner was refreshing. I like your business model and the range of services that you offer.– Dorothy Cotton
It goes without saying that any change in your life affects you greatly. Selling a property can be both emotional and stressful. When I first met the team at Gordon Estate Services I knew they would achieve the goal of selling my property and getting the job done quickly.
Thanks for doing exactly that. The professional manner in which everything was handled was very reassuring especially the efforts of Manson Slik. Though emotions run high and low the end result was successful. Thank you for your help and handling all issues that arose quickly and responsibly.
– Jo-Anne Coleman (Westport ON)
To begin, I appreciated Alicia’s invaluable, honest and professional approach of, ‘getting the ducks in order first’ so that there would be no last minute complications. Secondly, I was overwhelmed with Cathy and Manson’s sensitivity in directing me through a family estate sale. The procedure was extremely well handled so not to add any additional ‘drama’. In this day of self serve, it was so nice to have your team looking after me! Thank you.
– Shelia Gordon (Kingston ON)
You have no idea how much I appreciate all of the efforts made to ensure that everything was dealt with in a timely manner – and so little was expected of me. My sincere thanks to all of the staff for making the sale of the house and the subsequent move a satisfying experience.
– Helen Kearney (Kingston ON)
I am still amazed with the process and the outcome. It was great to work with someone who has a plan and successfully executes it.
– Diane Milne, Estate Trustee (Prince Edward County ON)
I was very pleased with Gordon’s Estate Services. Please extend a big thank you to the entire team for a wonderful service at a difficult and trying time.
– Peter McHale (Picton ON)
I particularly appreciated the sensitivity displayed given the difficult time this represented for our family. You have helped bring closure to a difficult process. Thank you for your assistance.
– Frank McAuley (Prescott ON)
I would like to take this opportunity to compliment Gordon’s Estate Services. Thank you for taking the time to address all my concerns in a timely matter, it was very much appreciated. Being an estate-trustee has been very stressful for me and Gordon’s made it easier for me being so far away. I would definitely recommend Gordon’s to anyone needing this service.
– Sheila Brookner (Las Vegas, Nevada)
I am extremely pleased that I chose Gordon’s Estate Services. Everything was handled professionally, efficiently and promptly. I would highly recommend using Gordon’s Estate Services. I value professionalism, honesty and ambition in business and I found this business philosophy with Gordon’s Estate Services and believe it to be a vital key in their successes.
– Liane Kivela (Ottawa ON)
Very impressed with your professionalism. We give your company a perfect score of 10 out of 10. We loved the company uniform of orange ties and matching socks.
– Jim and Eileen Ross (Belleville ON)
Your firm was professional from start to finish and you did everything you said you were going to do, when you said you were going to do it. I would certainly recommend your services to any one with real estate to sell. It was truly a pleasure to have been able to work with your firm.
– George Hasenberger (Napanee ON)
There are no words to adequately express my satisfaction with and the great appreciation for your help and service over the past couple of months. Your warm, friendly, caring, efficient, objective manner along with excellent, honest and timely communications is invaluable and appreciated.
– Cathie Perkin (Ottawa ON)
Here we are barely 2 months after our 1st phone call, amazed at how Gordon’s Estate Services handled our situation so well and hassle-free with the whole experience leading to a positive outcome. As customers, we always felt part of a professional team working toward a common goal- a team that knows its business and is prepared to put in the time and effort to make things happen to the satisfaction of all parties involved. Gerry and I would have no reservation whatsoever in recommending Gordon’s Estate Services to anyone.
– Daniéle Geoffrion (Perth ON)
We will be recommending your services to others and hope to be able to do business with you again. All the best to you and your team.
– Karen Best and Michael Tiernay (Kingston ON)
What is outstanding is the service Gordon’s Estate Services has provided to us throughout the whole process of dealing with my father’s condo and contents. We are very grateful. Also, your representation with respect to the sale of the condo has been exemplary. I would not hesitate to recommend Gordon’s Estate Services; in fact, I have already told friends how pleased we are.
– Lynne Poole (Kingston ON)
I would like to compliment the Gordon’s team for their excellent work. This whole process of settling a parent’s estate is an onerous task to say the least. The Gordon’s team made it as easy as it could be made. I have gone over the whole process over and over again to see if I could make improvements and I really can’t come up with suggestions. Everyone that I came into contact with was polite, organized and businesslike… including all the nice packing ladies. Everyone knew their job. You delivered what you said you would and perhaps a little more. Along with being honest about the process, there was sensitivity given the nature of the circumstances. Your service shows that the Gordon’s team has developed an excellent product to offer to clients. Thank you for allowing me to make my own decisions without undue pressure. I have been telling people about your service and will continue to do so.
– Karen Bockus (Kingston ON)