I was born in Hamilton, the envious neighbour of Toronto, back when a trip to Toronto was a very big deal and the Royal York Hotel was the tallest building on the skyline.
After a University degree, a year in Europe and time in Alberta and British Columbia in the development and hotel and resort industry, I moved to Toronto. I have since made it my home and have lived in several different neighbourhoods and sold condos and houses in many more.
Anne Howatt sold our townhouse with savvy and helped us find our dream home at a reasonable price. Throughout the process she listened to what we needed, what we wanted and what we could afford. She also could quickly assess the strengths and weaknesses of each property. And she continued to advise after the sale was complete. We always felt she was genuinely interested in us and our most important investment.
Anne is the kind of real estate that you stick with for years or decades. She’s there to help you buy a house, then sell your house and buy again.
Anne has a very good design sense and helped us figure out how we could easily modify a prospective house to fit our needs.
Anne put in a lot of time to help us purchase our first home, going over and above what we expected from a real estate agent. Now she’s a good friend!
Anne knows her neighborhoods – the issues, the benefits and where the value lies.
Anne Howatt has the two key elements that I consider essential in a Real Estate Agent, integrity and knowledge. In the 25 years since my first house purchase with Anne, I have bought and sold multiple family properties with her expert assistance. I have wholeheartedly provided references for Anne to friends, family and colleagues without hesitation resulting in happy and lifelong customers.
As first time home buyers we were pretty novice… and nervous. We met with others but as soon as we met Anne, we knew she was the right agent for us. She came highly recommended and we appreciated her straight-forward, professional and positive attitude.
Anne showed a keen awareness of the tough Toronto market and was knowledgeable about the intricacies of each neighbourhood we were interested in. She also recognized the importance of getting to know us and our needs and wishes for our new home. She was always amenable to our hectic schedule, often going above and beyond to show us potential properties.
Anne possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge when showing a house. We called her our ‘house detective’ because she saw so much more than we did when we entered a property. She pointed out various considerations that – as first time home buyers – we were totally unaware of. Buying a house can be incredibly stressful but Anne was a very calming and positive guide. We were so grateful for her professionalism and expertise during our negotiations and closing period.
We ended up in a great house but our relationship didn’t end there. Anne has proven invaluable even years after we bought our home. She has counseled us on everything from gardening to renovating and was instrumental in our recent MPAC negotiation. We highly recommend Anne to anyone we know who is in need of an agent and should we decide to move – we will definitely be calling on her excellent services in the future!
-Connie and Chuck
I was a novice first time home buyer and anne howatt led me through the process with ease and professionalism. she made it all seem effortless although for me it was a life changing experience!
Anne is the person you want by your side if you are involved in any real estate transaction. she goes over and above what you would expect from an agent. she takes the time to get to know your needs, is professional, patient, and shows the utmost integrity. anne always answers questions thoroughly and investigates any possible concern. There is never a worry that she doesn’t have your best interests first and foremost.
Anne also has a fabulous flair for design, is an inspired gardener and is well versed in all aspects of home ownership. even after the purchase of my home was complete, anne continued to provide valuable guidance and resources.