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This Is What Some Of Our Client Love Looks Like

At Fox Marin, our philosophy has always been: put all the focus and attention where it belongs, squarely on you, the client. Our business is 98 percent referral-based and through word-of-mouth. At our core, we believe if we provide only the highest level of service to our clients, then ultimately, our business will take care of itself. And, the results (and our successes) speak to this. With over 250+ 5-star Google reviews.

THE TEAM

Here Is What Some Of Our Clients Are Saying About Working With The Team At Fox Marin:

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Marc Crawford
NHL Associate Coach, Ottawa Senators, Stanley Cup Winner

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Outstanding service and professionalism. Fox Marin quickly understood our needs, provided amazing consultation and guidance by explaining the benefits and drawbacks of every opportunity we explored.

Fox Marin went above and beyond all the way through the process. Your research and patience were very reassuring. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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Steven Horn
Vice President Store Experience, General Manager, Holt Renfrew

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FLAWLESS & SEAMLESS are the two words that come to mind when reflecting on the assistance, patience, knowledge, and experience that FOX MARIN brings to the table.

If you’re either renting or buying, this is THE ONLY team that I will not only use as long as I am in this market, but will also insist/recommend to whomever is needing their expertise.

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Jason Fung
Physician & Author

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Very professional. Best real estate agent that I've ever worked with.

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Rachel Davies
Vice President, Investment Counsellor at Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.

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I would give Kori and Ralph 10 out of 5 stars! We went into our listing with Fox Marin with high expectations based on their work and great review.

They far exceeded these expectations. Kori and Ralph take industry best practice to a whole new level. And while you’re going through one of the most stressful moments of your life, they make sure you have fun! Kori and Ralph, you are the best! Thank you for all of your help

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Jessica Kirk
Senior Law Clerk at McLeish Orlando LLP

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Fox Marin and their agent Jess are fabulous realtors and made me feel completely at ease buying in the crazy Toronto real estate market.

From the moment I contacted them they were responsive, answered any questions, proved to be extremely knowledgeable of the market, and just like they advertise, they are super nice! Jess was always extremely helpful, open, transparent, and 100% reliable throughout the whole process of looking for, offering on, and closing the property I bought in January. Fox Marin very clearly cares about their clients and Jess proved to be an excellent negotiator with a very personalized touch. Thank you Jess and the Fox Marin team – you have a client for life!

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Seghan Wodai
Manager Digital Care, Deloitte

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They're smart, organized, fun to work with, and their staging is incredible. Kori and Ralph are hilarious and you cannot go wrong with them.

They take the stress out of selling and make it super easy, and obviously breaking records and selling waaaay over asking was what I wanted and what I got! Also, check out their site to see examples of their staging – I thought they were good, but they were so much better than expected. I almost debated not selling because the staging was so good!!! Also, Ian should consider a side job as a therapist simply because he indulged me as I whined about how brutal the Toronto market is…. far more than a ‘normal’ amount so thank you Ian! Needless to say, this is an easy recommendation! I rarely write reviews but this one seemed necessary, so here I am, writing this in my comfy new house. Reach out to them ASAP for your buying and selling needs – you won’t regret it!

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Alex Herold
Senior Vice President at Core Development Group

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Great dynamic team and friendly service that delivered results. Really impressed with the preparation and organization that came with each step of the process working with FM.

From strategy to staging, our sale process was one that was executed to plan. Specifically, the focus on data (pricing/comps data, MLS and website tracking, etc) helped to provide a strong foundation to make decisions. Plus, Ralph and Kori are great to work with and their staging + media teams are really on point. Would certainly recommend this team.

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Kevin White
Senior Client Executive at Telus Communications

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Taking a moment here to Thank the Team at Fox Marin for EXCEEDING our expectations and delivering one of the best experiences I have ever had as a customer.

P.S. They did it with our most significant investment!!! We cannot express enough GRATITUDE to Kori and Ralph for treating the sale of our property as if it were their own. They over delivered at every stage in the process and ensured we felt comfortable, informed and confident from our first meeting till our closing. The dedication from the Fox Marin Team allowed us to achieve our goals and then some! I will close off by saying this, the exact perfect scenario we envisioned in relation to our return on investment, timing and risk was fully exceeded. We could not be any happier with our experience. Thank you so much to the entire team at Fox Marin!!!

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John Craig
Director of Sales at LeBeau Excel Sales & Marketing

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I have been dealing with Fox Marin for at least 5-6 years now and to say I am happy is an understatement. The service I receive from their entire team is top notch and very professional.

They have helped me find some of the best tenants a landlord could ask for. They have also helped me better understand real estate as an excellent investment opportunity. Their knowledge of the market goes deeper than any other realtors I have ever dealt with. If I am selling, buying or investing it will always be with Fox Marin Associates.

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Mark Llanes
Investment Banking Associate at Morgan Stanley

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I sold my condo with Fox Marin in the summer and honestly it was probably the most seamless experience I ever had when it comes to Real Estate.

I actually consider myself very in-tuned with the real estate market but both Ralph and Kori still provided me with great insight on the intricacies of a real estate transaction. The duo provided me with the necessary storage facilities to store all of my items prior to staging. They also took responsibility for transporting my personal items and took charge of the staging process. Staging is honestly where Fox Marin shines as they do it all themselves, and I really do think its the detail in their staging that WOWS potential buyers. I want to reiterate my staging point here because the way they stage it not only reflects current design trends, but they stage it in a way that shows the best features of your space. Their marketing efforts are also phenomenal, with professional magazine quality brochures that makes buyers feel like they are purchasing a high quality product. Fast forward to offer day, which of course was very nerve wracking for me but I honestly believe that I wouldn’t have got the price I got if it wasn’t for them. I highly highly recommend their service!

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Ruth Armour
Retired

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From the moment I met Kori (in our respective masks) I knew this was going to be a great working relationship. She was positive, supportive and extremely helpful.

Nothing was too much trouble. Fox Marin exceeded my expectations: in their marketing, communication and fulfillment of my goal. Everyone who I came in contact with in this company were highly professional but also friendly, courteous and respectful. I valued the advice they gave me, but at the same time they listened to my concerns and responded accordingly. I never felt pressured, nor rushed. All in all, selling my home with Fox Marin was a hugely positive experience and I would have no hesitation recommending them. Besides being highly skilled at what they do, they are all genuinely nice people. And that’s saying a lot in this industry.

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Darren Chiu
Account Executive, Google

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Buying our home with Ralph was one of the most eye opening experiences my partner and I had. Ralph, Kori and Emma tackled real estate with the most holistic approach.

They perfect every detail of the process from client education, market research & analysis, down to bidding strategy and offer timing. They are surgical and uniquely talented. Throughout our search, Ralph and Emma tirelessly combed through every possible listing with frequent visits and feedback to help us tighten our aperture. During the bidding process, Ralph was calculated and strategic, yet sensitive to the nature of this emotional event for us. He knew when we should stretch and when to hold back. Ralph was protective of our lifestyle and was aware of everything that mattered to us. As a result, we scored a gorgeous and extremely rare freehold townhouse in the heart of Toronto, against multiple offers, and only a few days on the market – all within our budget and with leftovers for renovations! After the sale, Ralph even continued to follow up and join in on contractor meetings to make sure our renovation yields high returns. Ralph and his team surpassed our expectations in every way, it’s my pleasure to offer my recommendation and a 5-star review!

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Preetham Natarajan
Compliance and Enforcement Advisor at Health Canada

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I would give more than 5 stars if Google let me! The Danforth is where we bought our first house and we owe it all to Fox Marin Associates.

Don’t waste your time looking elsewhere. Fox Marin is hands down your best option in Toronto.

My wife and I met with a few other agents but our last 1st meeting was with Fox Marin Associates. We met Kori Marin and Ian Busher at their beautiful offices on Yonge St.

Our opening meeting was great. Kori and Ian gave us a crash course on this crazy Toronto market. We learned so much and got a clear understanding of what’s been going on in the Toronto market with respect to our neighbourhoods of interest and price range. We left that meeting thinking (and feeling) that we found the right people to help us buy our first home.

Ian quickly set us up with online database profiles we were off. Ian suggested we do a full day of property visits in the hopes of learning firsthand what we need, love, like and can do without. That Saturday was exhausting but very informative.

We had many messages, emails, calls and lots of site visits with Ian. During all of it Ian was (and continues to be) amazing. Just amazing. From his quick replies, to the weekend + after 6pm visits, to his calming demeanor. Ian’s vast knowledge of homebuilding and the Toronto market as a whole was invaluable. Ian is the superstar sales rep that everyone needs in their corner.

After about 7weeks and with a few ups and downs (ie. Not all real estate agents or groups are as professional as Fox Marin and “play by the rules”) we were successful in buying a great home!

And it didn’t stop there. Fox Marin has been an amazing one-stop-shop for all of our post purchase needs. Another team member, Jessica, is helping us to rent out a condo and Fox Marin Associates has been an invaluable resource from recommending a great real estate lawyer, to helping us find a mover, recommending cleaning services and so much more.

If you’re still reading this post and are thinking about who can help you with your real estate needs – just contact Fox Marin Associates. Don’t waste your time looking elsewhere. Fox Marin is hands down the best (and your only) option in Toronto. I really hope you can learn first hand how great it’s been working with Ian, Kori, Jessica, and the whole team.

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Maral Gholami
Director, Venture Analytics / Data Scientist at RBC Ventures

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Buying our first home with Ralph was one of the most gratifying experiences for us. We needed the knowledge and expertise that would teach us the ins and outs of the market and save us from making any potential mistakes, and Ralph did exactly that.

Absolutely nothing went wrong during our entire interaction of more than six months of searching.

Ralph and his team provide the most impeccable, professional and yet personable service. Every one of our friends and family who has had a realtor admits the service we received was exceptional. We learned when buying a home you have the liberty of working with the BEST professionals in the industry and we will never settle for anything lower than the top 1% realtors in Toronto.

Ralph’s professionalism and expertise got us our beautiful townhouse in downtown Toronto that was only two days on the market with multiple offers! We know we would not have got it without him and not at that price point. We are grateful for the chance to work with Ralph and gladly offer a strong recommendation for him!

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Marcel Mukerjee
Sr Area Manager at Snap One

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These guys are simply amazing! During a challenging period of my life, I was forced to sell my new house during my divorce.

Ralph and Kori took care of everything and not only sold my home (setting a record at that time for a semi in the Beech) but found me a great rental place during my search for my ideal next home. The Fox Marin Team then finally found me a cool condo / loft in my ideal neighbourhood! Full service from start to finish! Needless to say, I will be using them on my next property transaction.

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Greg Nordal
Board Director and CEO (retired), Second Harvest

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Jessica and the team at Fox Marin were terrific partners in our search for a new residence. Knowledgeable, connected and very caring,

we could not have been happier or more complimentary of the support we received. My endorsement of Jessica and her team is unequivocal. Thank you!

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Luca Battiston
Customer Success Manager at AspireIQ

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I had a great experience working through the process of buying my first property with Jessica and Ralph!

I thoroughly enjoyed the orientation where we not only discussed my needs, budget and neighborhoods, but also was educating the Toronto real estate market and trends.

I was originally worried (given how the market was going), that even with a healthy budget, I was going to have to concede on some “must-haves”. In the end, we saw a great place that was under-marketed and were able to get more than I planned for, under-budget, and closed less than 2 months after being introduced to the team! I am super happy with my experience and would definitely recommend working with the team!

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Sam Behnood
Senior BI Specialist, Omers

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Jessica is a rare gem in this industry. She is professional, responsive, accountable and always puts in the time for her clients.

Her punctuality and availability has been second to none, and I can vouch for that fact given my ample experience with many real estate agents in the city. I will be using her services going forward without hesitation! Much appreciation for your hard work, Jessica

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Kari Trogen
Freelance Writer

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We chose Kori and Ralph and their team based on their excellent reviews here on Google, and we couldn't have been happier with our experience, both in buying our house and in leasing out our condo.

They are incredibly dedicated, detail-oriented, personable and caring, and they take a long-term view of real estate to really help you make the best possible decisions for you and your family (something that can feel really daunting here in Toronto). We felt in great hands from start to finish and would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat — thank you so much, Kori and Ralph!

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Scott Norsworthy
Architectural Photographer

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We found an amazing home we couldn't be happier with after working with Kori and Ralph - we spent months looking, on many occasions seeing 4 or 5 properties in a day, and they were always a real pleasure to spend time with and made the process fun and remarkably easy!

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Marty Chan
Senior Planner and Urban Designer for MHBC Planning

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Working with Ian at Fox Marin is like working with a friend that you can trust, and having someone that is always there for you through a competitive real estate market.

Our family was seeking a property in the midst of COVID and Ian was professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and most importantly he cares about property as much as we did. Ian is a great listener, and as a team together we could discuss our expectations openly throughout the search process in seeking that matching property for our family.

Finding a home is like a match making process, not sure how we would have done it without Ian at our side. Ian was our guide to navigate through the layers of complexity while keeping expectations and quality in balance.

Thank you Ian and the Fox Marin team, for being exceptional, passionate about helping people find great homes, and most importantly putting in that extra care even after our transaction was complete to ensure our home is well.

Thanks for running up and down the hills with us!

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Ilona Dougherty
Managing Director, Youth & Innovation Project, University of Waterloo

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I recently bought a house with the support of Ian from the Fox Marin team. It was a great experience.

I was looking for an older / fixer up type house and Ian’s expertise and guidance was incredibly valuable. He was always quick to respond, had great insight on the market, neighbourhoods and the homes themselves, he is kind, professional and organized and he went above and beyond to make sure that I found a home that was a perfect fit.

He even went so far as to coordinate having an oil tank removed once the property was purchased! I have nothing but good things to say about Ian, Ralph and the Fox Marin team, I would highly recommend working with them.

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Janaki Iyer
Senior Medical Writer: Caudex McCann Health Medical Communications

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We highly recommend Fox Marin Associates and Ian Busher for the purchase of residential properties in and around Toronto!

Ian helped us purchase our very first home in the GTA- the neighborhood is beautiful and the home is perfect! Ian is very professional, helpful, knowledgeable and polite. Ian also introduced us to our mortgage broker and our lawyer and the team did a fantastic job throughout the process. We cannot thank Ian enough for all the help and services he has provided, Ian made the home buying process very smooth and we are very glad we chose Fox Marin.

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Melanie Wang
Developer at Shopify

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The team at Fox Marin is amazing! I've never felt unsupported by the team. They really take the time to familiarize you with the current market conditions and educate you on the ins and outs of real estate.

I really appreciate all the time and patience the team put in for me to feel comfortable with buying. Overall amazing people, amazing business practices, I would definitely recommend them.

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Christine Mitchell & John Stewart
Learning Solutions Consultant @ Ontario Hospitals Association & Senior Underwriter @ Euler Hermes

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We had a fantastic experience working with Reuben at Fox Marin Associates during our search for a townhouse rental in the Leslieville neighbourhood!

Reuben was incredibly responsive and fielded our (many) questions at the drop of a hat. He was such a calming influence and remained unfazed when we ran into roadblocks. He significantly alleviated our stress and we are thrilled with the property he helped us to secure. We would be thrilled to work with Reuben and Fox Marin Associates again in the future, and would definitely recommend them to our friends/family!

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Tessa Giffen
Editor and Post-Production Coordinator @ Upstate

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I was on an apartment search for a very long time before working with a realtor. 6 months into my search I contacted Reuben, and less than one week after meeting Reuben I had signed a lease!!!

My list of wants/needs was extensive, and he helped me find my dream apartment in 5 days. He made the searching process painless and easy, and was always timely with his responses, whether that was answering questions or offering advice. He handled all the paperwork, and made the entire process enjoyable and seamless. I can’t believe I waited so long to work with a realtor, and I’m so happy it was Reuben. I can’t recommend Fox Marin, and working with Reuben Labovitz enough!

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Henry O’Brien & Janine Bartels
Global Partnerships @ Web Summit & Copywriter @ Holt Renfrew

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Reuben was a pleasure to work with. Finding our new place was an absolute breeze, especially considering the times.

He was always quick to reply and we really felt that he had our best interests at heart. Better yet – the paperwork and red tape was made easy, allowing us to receive, sign and send documents from our mobile while on the move. Highly recommend!

5 Stars – Thanks again Reuben!