Refreshing & Thorough
As an out-of-town buyer and seller, Andrew's knowledge of the Hamiton market was delightfully refreshing and thorough. He and his team were able to source properties that had renovation and income upside potential and they had good local contacts in all aspects of property renovation and management. Over the four year course of our engagement, I was able to realize a 30% capital appreciation while maintaining a consistent and improving rental annuity stream (over 75% uplift over four years).-Alex B
We have been extremely pleased with the knowledgeable service that Derek and Andrew have always provided us ! They are very quick to respond to the (many) questions we have had. They will gently, but honestly, guide us through some areas where we might be tempted to make a decision based on heart and not head.
For us looking in Hamilton it was great because not only does Derek know it well, he lives in Hamilton and is passionate about the city Derek and Andrews expertise in business overall, not only real estate, allows them to provide us with different perspectives on the different areas, and cities, we have searched in.-Mark & TJ
Professional real estate agents. As well comes with a team of construction experts who can get your house were it should be at sale time.-Kathy
Thanks to Derek Keyes and Andrew Bridgman - most awesome real estate agents !!!! Your hard work on this is so greatly appreciated !! Love you guys!!!-Mark & TJ
I have nothing but positive feedback for this team ! Very professional and efficient. They worked very hard over the Christmas holidays to market my mom’s property which was listed and sold in under 24 hours for over asking price! Highly recommend!-Kathy H.
Recommend To Anyone
Andrew, you were fantastic to work with and we would highly recommend you to anyone!-Clinton K.
We Would Refer Them To Anyone!
Being potential first time homebuyers during the last few years was very intimidating. We had a general area in mind and a price range we were willing to work with and what we saw at first was discouraging. Months of scouring on-line listings with very little that actually excited us, started to make us think that we would have to 'settle' for something well below our expectations for our first home.
However, as soon as we started working with Andrew things changed. He really took the time to understand exactly what we wanted before anything else. Next thing we knew there was a set of homes that fit exactly what it was that we were looking for AND within our budget. Andrew helped us keep our emotions in check so that we didn't rush into making a decision that wasn't best for us. He explained things very clearly and educated us on what to look for when walking through houses for the first time. The wealth of knowledge that he has and how he explained it made us feel confident that we were going to find the right house for us, and we did.
This house, which is now our home, was by far the best house out of all that we saw and of course was well within our budget. It fit our location, was in a wonderful neighbourhood, had an open concept and backed on to green space - we couldn't have asked for more. At this point we realized even more the value that Andrew brought as he negotiated on our behalf the terms of the offer, even succeeding at closing the deal under asking price. Every day we sit in our home and appreciate what we now have.
We want to thank Andrew and the Opus Team for that and would gladly refer them to anyone looking to get the most from their realtor.-Mitchell & Natasha M.
The Best Realtors We Could Have Asked For!
Andrew and Derek are among the best realtors we could have asked for. As first-time homeowners, navigating an increasingly demanding real-estate market was an intimidating task. Derek and Andrew helped us determine our needs and wants, narrowed down our options, and answered an endless supply of questions. With years of combined experience in real-estate, business, appliances, and more, Derek and Andrew are able to confidently tackle any problem.
For two people who had no idea where to start with getting a house, we could not have asked for better help. Derek and Andrew helped us establish what we wanted in a house - including the things we didn’t even realize we wanted or not. They have an innate ability to get to know exactly the kind of house for each client. As soon as we found a house we wanted to go see, we would often find that Andrew or Derek had already scheduled a showing - pre-emptively knowing it was worth our while. They were prepared with references to lawyers, appliance stores, contractors, inspectors, and more. Derek and Andrew were not only helpful, but also knowledgeable. They took the time to answer any and all our questions about home-ownership, house construction, appliances, furnishings, lawn care, real estate protocol, and more. Whatever we wanted to know, they either had an answer, or the phone number to someone who did.
Buying a home is a monumental decision that weighs lightly on no one. When you are deciding on a realtor, you want the best people for the job. Derek and Andrew are the best. From our initial introduction, they made it clear that they wanted to be our realtors so that we would be happy. Whether it was a good or bad deal for them, a public or private sale, their sole priority was ensuring we got the property we deserved.
Aside from a wealth of knowledge, Derek and Andrew excelled at the technical aspects of real estate. They made sure we understood legal documentation, the ever-changing real-estate market, property taxes, and all the processes that they went through on their end. When it came time to negotiations and closing, they were the only realtors that we were competing with who arrived to negotiate for our house in-person.
Most of all, Derek and Andrew were friendly, patient, and caring. We felt confident in our decisions because we knew that Ambitious Realty was here to help us, not to help themselves. If you’re looking for a home, look no further, the best help is right here.-Jamie & Brooke S.
Great Experience With The Opus TeamOur recent experience with selling our home and purchasing our new home exceeded our expectations and was completely stress free!
Working with the Opus Team throughout this process was easier than we thought it was going to be. We found the team to be extremely prepared when putting together the options for selling our home. The analysis and marketing package was far and above better than any other Realtors that we interviewed.
We felt that the Opus team had superior negotiation skills which enabled us to get the highest dollar amount for our home. Due to their innovative marketing strategies, we sold our home quicker than we ever thought we would.
With respects to the purchase of our new home, the Opus team was equally as efficient. We felt that we purchased at a competitive amount and all the inclusions that we were after were agreed to 100%. All in all, the Opus Team is a team that we would absolutely recommend to everyone and we will definitely use them for our next sale/purchase!-Dan and Audra A.
The Perfect HomeXavier Fulton and I want to say a BIG thanks to our real estate agent and friend Derek Keyes for helping us find the perfect home!! If you're in Hamilton and looking for a new home, please be sure to get in touch with Derek Keyes!! He has helped us to find the perfect home and introduced us to a lot of the great attractions in and around Hamilton.
-Xavier & Ashley F.
Buying A House In Hamilton While Living In VancouverBuying a house in Hamilton while living in Vancouver, B.C is a difficult adventure that was made simple by Derek and Andrew of the Opus team. I didn’t know the market and had a limited amount to time to look for a home. They were extremely patient and accommodating to my schedule and timeline. They took the time to share valuable information on Hamilton and explained the benefits and potential issues of each neighbourhood.
They were not only knowledgeable about the market, but also took the time to help me with out-of-province lending issues, house insurance and any other concern I had. Any questions were easily answered and explanations were given through-out the process. I ended up buying a great house that suited all my needs and had all of my checklist items. I would recommend the Opus team and would definitely use them again. It was a very positive experience with highly professional, knowledgeable and kind guys. They exceeded my expectations and went above and beyond the expected call of duty.
Thanks Opus Team!Andrew and Derek were able to quickly profile my buying criteria and highlighted the features and nuances of Hamiltonian neighbourhoods. Once we'd selected a property, they were able to quickly schedule all the necessary appointments for rapidly assessing the property and closing the deal. They were available for consults at all hours and responded promptly to my myriad of inbound inquiries.
They say referrals are the highest compliment.
The OPUS Team works 99% on referrals - a tribute of our dedication to our clients. If you know anyone looking to buy or sell a property, we would most appreciative if you would refer us.
Keller Williams Complete Realty, Brokerage
1044 Cannon St E
Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 2H7
Office: (905) 308-8333
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