I take pride in my proven track record in residential real estate sales, as most of my business comes as a result of happy and satisfied clients. There is no greater compliment or testament to the excellence in service I provide, than the frequent referrals I receive from the friends and relatives of my existing and past clientele.
In short, I work for YOU – to achieve YOUR objectives and to exceed YOUR expectations with professional, innovative and, most of all, dedicated service.
It’s all about…
EXPLORE the market and understand your options
INVEST with expert guidance to maximize return
ENJOY the lifestyle you deserve!
Please allow me this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Toronto, growing up on Banbury Road in the neighbourhood of Denlow Estates. I attended Denlow P.S., Windfields JHS, and then went on to enjoy North Toronto Collegiate Institute, reveling in the outstanding music program. I played the violin for many years, enjoying every “Maytime Melodies”, as well as a second violin place in the East York Symphony Orchestra. I later went on to complete a four year Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Political Science at the University of Toronto. While at U of T, I studied and obtained my real estate license taking evening courses at Ryerson. My love of architecture and design led to a one-year stint at a downtown property management company after graduation. I never looked back!
I love Toronto and have watched it change and grow over the years. The nuances of each area of the city have become incredibly important in real estate investing and lifestyle. I live in the heart of Lytton Park, had our kids attend John Ross Robertson PS for many years, and understand all of the dynamics of being immersed in a community that we love. I have been successfully selling real estate in many of the central Toronto neighbourhoods for over 21 years, and my success came directly as a result of hard work, the understanding of neighbourhoods I know so well, innovative marketing, determination, and relationship building with countless wonderful and supportive clientele like you! I am proud to have worked with individuals and families in North Toronto, Lytton Park, Lawrence Park, Hogg’s Hollow, Cedarvale, Denlow, and many other much-coveted micro-neighbourhoods within our great city. It is the nuances of each “pocket” that keep this business dynamic and fresh, and it is most satisfying to help clients achieve their goals within the marketplace!
My family life is incredibly important to me, and Eric, my husband and a realtor himself for over 30 years, is the rock who helps me maintain a more than steady course through any kind of waters we may sail. We work independently, however it is nice to know that there is someone so close at hand who is able to help at home or in my business at all times. The collaboration leaves us in a mutually beneficial situation allowing us to grow our careers as well as focus on our family life and our boys. We have four boys to be proud of! The older two are grown, with one completing additional courses at York University and the other trying his hand at organic farming, and two are still in Junior School and attending Claude Watson School for the Arts. The younger boys also love playing LOTS of hockey, and both play AA at North Toronto. Eric and I have the pleasure of touring many arenas within the GTA, and love nothing more than the cheering we get to do!
In conclusion, I am a successful and hard-working agent with proven results in the marketplace. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you and FOR you! Let me put my many years of experience, combined with the Sage exposure experience to work for you so that you will soon be EXPLORING Toronto’s fine neighbourhoods, INVESTING in great property, and ENJOYING the lifestyle you deserve!
Sage Real Estate is a boutique residential real estate brokerage that is dynamic, innovative, and collaborative. At Sage, traditional marketing practices are enhanced by the addition of strategic digital marketing initiatives that drive maximum exposure for every property listed. Maximum exposure means maximum dollars and reduced market time. It’s that simple!
The support network of an in-house digital marketing team, and a full-time professional graphic designer makes creating and presenting outstanding marketing material part of our service to clientele. Rest assured that the combination of marketing efforts will result in….results for YOU!
Finding the right home for your family is the biggest challenge you face as a consumer. The process is a marathon, not a sprint, and Helena was our coach from start to the finish.
Helena always has her finger on the pulse of current housing market conditions. This, combined with her extensive experience in the industry gave us insight to make an educated home-buying decision. Her laid back approach put us at ease. We never felt rushed or pressured. Rather, as we viewed each home, Helena helped us to build our knowledge of the market until our search was narrowed and we knew exactly what we were looking for. When we finally found “the one”, we were confident it was the correct choice for us.
– Jenn & Mike O’Brien
Helena not only helped us find our dream house, but her strategy, expertise, and knowledge of the area were critical when it came to selling our house for well over asking price. Helena was professional, warm and completely reliable, and frankly, now that our real estate transaction is done, I miss having her around!
– Joanna G.
Helena was a wonderful agent! It was our first time selling a house and she made it as easy as possible. She thoroughly explained the process to us and advised us how to deal with different scenarios and situations as a seller versus a buyer. She also brought in her stager to help us get our price that we wanted. She made our house look so great we almost didn’t want to sell! And with all her experience and knowledge, we were able to get over our asking price!
– Melissa and Hyman N.
Helena has been my Realtor since 1999. I have moved several times, and with Helena’s perseverance and dedication, my properties sold within a few days of listing. I was extremely delighted with the price of each home Helena negotiated for me, and always pleased with how she handled the process. I am frequently inclined to recommend her to others!
Helena makes every effort to accommodate her clients’ financial and emotional needs when purchasing or selling a home. I have yet to meet a professional, honest and considerate agent like Helena, who addresses the buyers’/sellers’ immediate and long-term goals and requirements through the long process of purchasing and/or selling a home. She goes out of her way to accommodate her clients throughout the entire transition; and makes sure to explain all of the details of the process to her clients. Her direction was always of assistance. Helena is an exceptional agent, and she has commendable communication and listening skills which eases the stressful process of moving.
Helena comforts her clients with her ability to be responsible, dependable, accountable and self-reliant. As a client, I did not feel pressured to buy or sell on Mrs. Andresen’s clock. She provided me with all of the necessary information, helping me to explore the market when I needed to understand the market environment. I was able to be comfortable moving forward each time, investing wisely and making fully informed final decisions. Throughout, she was firmly aware of my personality, my needs, and took extra steps to find a home best suited for me that was also a wise investment.
My most recent home is stunning. I love my condo overlooking Lake Ontario with exceptional amenities and security. I am hoping I never move from my south shore piece of serenity. But if I do, I guarantee that it will be Helena who will find a lifestyle that will accommodate who I am and what I need….again.
– Donna D.
Helena is amazing. Buying your first home can be daunting but Helena made it less so by helping us make informed decisions. She was a great partner in helping us understand the landscape, the process and how not to get emotional. She also has great vision and can help you see potential where its not so obvious. Helena is the only person I will call to buy or sell a home.
– Helyn & Denis B.