Engel & Völkers extends its service into the heart of York

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Today’s home-buyers are a savvy group. Making the biggest investment of our lives demands a certain amount of quality and attention to clients’ needs. International boutique brokerage Engel & Völkers has known this for more than three decades. And that top-shelf customer focus is now available in King and surrounding areas, with the opening of Ontario’s first E&V shop. Nestled in the former St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Eversley stone church is
Engel & Völkers York. The interior is a stark contrast to the rustic, historic exterior.
But it’s an open concept specialty shop, offering a unique brand of customer service that’s unrivalled anywhere in the world. Manager Julie Thompson explained that E&V’s philosophy is customer-centric,
giving them premium service at any price point. The privately owned company has some 670 shops around the world, with 6,000 advisors. That translates to taking personal service to another level. Each shop has the same modern, bright decor. But it’s not about the trimmings.
It’s about fostering a cohesive, co-operative atmosphere among its sales advisors, with a consistent flare that transcends borders.
EVchurchE&V York serves the King, Caledon, Aurora, Newmarket and Whitchurch-Stouffville areas. Whether you’re moving within York, or admiring this community from abroad, the E&V experts are there to help find that perfect match. The E&V brand recognition is invaluable – wherever you find beautiful properties, premium service and extraordinary living, you’ll find E&V. For Khalen Meredith, Private Office Advisor, the move to E&V was a fairly straight-forward decision. “My clients had been inquiring about representation at an international level for some time. Needless to say, it would take more than just the Internet to provide this level of service. With
Engel & Völkers moving into Canada, I could now offer my clients a truly global network that would bring the world to their doorstep.” Meredith added she loves working with all segments of the residential market, from the first-time buyer to those wanting acreage to house their ponies. “It’s all very interesting to me from the personal connection to the research and negotiation,” she said. Competence, exclusivity and passion form the cornerstones of E&V’s sales approach. Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service
companies specialized in the sale and rental of premium residential property, commercial real estate and yachts. Their advisors provide all types of professionally tailored services, to their clients interested in retail and industrial space, investment properties, multi-purpose apartment and office blocks. Being connected to this large, respected network
definitely has its advantages. Across the TV screen in the office flash listings from Dallas to Miami, ranging from $400,000 to $28 million. Thompson points out that it takes more than the Internet to bring their services to the door. King, Caledon and nearby areas are executive communities with plenty of large, open spaces, and proximity to several urban centres. This exciting opportunity lured veteran realtor Tony Gilchrist out of retirement, to join the E&V team. The 40-year sales expert said there’s a defined need currently for their type of premier service. The mandatory corporate training, business model and culture of E&V raises the bar. “It’s a genuine alternative for the consumer,” Gilchrist observed. He noted today’s buyers are more educated and tend to do their research on ideal locations. “We love that,” he said. “They need us to help explain the intricacies. Our role has changed.
It’s new, exciting.” It’s not about matching millionaires with mansions. It’s exposing consumers to a multi-faceted experience. Not only are the sales advisors passionate about their work, customers are feeling the difference. “I can’t help but get excited about this,” Gilchrist said. The staff at E&V York can help you find “das perfekte haus.” The King office is open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, visit york.evcanada.com or call 905-833-3008. – Written by Mark Pavilons