Testimonials for Luke Dalinda
On behalf of Clarice and our family, I would like to extend our sincere thanks for your great work in selling her condo at Palace Place. Your relaxed yet professional approach to the sale made what could have been a difficult transaction quite seamless and enjoyable. We are very happy with the result and would highly recommend your services to other sellers or buyers of property in your market place. We couldn’t be happier with your service.
Thanks very much.
All the best.
39) September 18, 2017
This letter is in appreciation of the exemplary service you have recently provided me. Your honesty and integrity are admirable. You exceeded my expectations in the price you were able to obtain for my condo.
I was very fortunate to have you as my agent.
Thank you again for your time and effort put into the marketing of my property. I wish you nothing but continued success in the future.
Lawrence (Larry) Deakins
38) July 18, 2017
Kevin & I would like to express our sincere thanks for your professional approach to marketing and subsequent sale of our condominium at Palace Place. In our opinion Palace Place is the best waterfront building in the GTA and during our six years living there you have consistently displayed that it is all about building relationships, not completing transactions. We would not hesitate to recommend your services to any potential buyer and/or seller.
Kevin & Carol Oddy
37) May 3, 2017
Azadeh Fini and Kaveh Razzaghi
36) May 3, 2017
Sarah and Ray Fini
35) April 3, 2017
Thanks again for acting on our behalf and another job well done!
34) January 16, 2017
Maureen and I thank you wholeheartedly.
The creative thinking you applied to our situation resulted
in a successful outcome, in record time.
The conventional approach is as follows:
the seller does everything, within their budget, to bring
their property up to the most desirable standards;
then the realtor lists it and promotes it; and then … everyone waits.
But that wasn’t going to work for us. Our reno budget was
limited, and our time frame was tight. Patiently waiting for the
right customer to come along would eventually pay off, but you
knew that our future plans meant the NEAR future!
And then you had an idea, which exemplified your experience
and knowledge of real estate in general, and your intimate and
invaluable understanding of Palace Place in particular.
It was innovative.
And suddenly “For Sale” became “Sold!”
Not overnight — but way, way under the time limit we had set.
Once again, we thank you.
Russell & Maureen Shoub
33) November 25, 2016
Luke Dalinda exceeds the highest standards of care and professionalism. My family and I required a very specific configuration in terms of location, lay-out, and price-point. Luke was able to locate exactly what we needed, and most importantly, he was able to get us our dream home at the best price possible. His knowledge of the market, and his capacity to deliver are second to none.
Michael Boguski, keyboard player, Blue Rodeo
32) October 12, 2016
When Barb and I were looking to list her condo I wanted to get an idea of what we should be looking for price wise. When I googled Palace Pier and Palace Place Luke’s website appeared and mentioned that he had secured the record price per square foot in Palace Place. I decided to interview him to list the property and after meeting him Barb and I decided he was the best choice. Luke wanted to secure the record price at Palace Pier per square foot and was confident he could get Barb the best price possible. He was very patient with us as we had to suspend the listing as Barb’s health was not good. Luke had so many appointments that Barb could not keep up so we waited until she moved out. Within a week of moving out we got the record offer. I would recommend Luke to anyone with a condo in the Palace Pier or Palace Place, he knows the buildings and area inside out.
31) July 31, 2016
Faced with a move across the country, and not a lot of time to sell our condominium at Palace Place, we needed an agent who we could trust would get the job done right. We knew about Luke from his regular updates on the Palace Place market and his involvement in the building over the years we have lived here. We knew he had a love and dedication for our home, as he lived at Palace Place as well.
Right from the first meeting we knew we had made the right choice for an agent. Luke is an excellent listener, was very attentive to our needs, and answered all of our questions fully. Luke was very clear about the process and what he would be doing for us. We were very impressed about his approach and that he takes the time to educate other real estate agents about how wonderful Palace Place is and all of the amenities a new owner will enjoy. Knowing our time requirement Luke quickly organized everything, including the visit of a professional photographer. The brochure that Luke produced was highly professional and highlighted our suite wonderfully. We sold within the week.
We have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending Luke to anyone who is either buying or selling their home. Luke is a professional who works extremely hard to ensure your stress level remains low throughout the process and who always does what he promises. Our thanks to you, Luke, for everything you have done for us.
Ed and Cindy Hayley
30) May 16, 2016
My husband and I chose Luke Dalinda based on what appeared to be a fantastic track record, and the fact that he lived in the building, and so was an expert on the property. We were not disappointed, in fact we were quite amazed at how quickly he sold our property as we knew it was going to be a bit more of a complicated deal than normal, and we had been unsuccessful 2 years prior when we had used another agent.
Luke kept us informed throughout the entire process, offered some great advice and insight, put us in touch with a great lawyer, and had answers for all our questions. He was always reachable and I was very impressed how quickly he returned our messages even when they were not urgent, or during ‘working hours’. We felt very reassured having Luke handling the sale, and there is no question he definitely knows the business and is excellent at what he does. We are so pleased with our experience, which was practically ‘stress-free’ (!!), that we will be using Luke again for our next Real Estate endeavour, and will recommend him to family and friends.
Thanks again Luke!
Louise Tremeer & Lee Powell
29) April 24, 2016
When I decided to put my condo up for sale, I was told by so many in the building “List it with Luke, he works the hardest to get you the best price.” You certainly lived up to your reputation.
The booklet you produced to market my home was incredible and took me by surprise. The pictures of my suite, the building and surrounds, coupled with the quality and tone of the booklet itself, captured all the reasons why we live here. Obviously, buyers thought so too, for in two days I received multiple offers and sold over the asking price.
Thank you Luke for making a process I dreaded almost painless.
28) March 21, 2016
Just a quick note to thank you for the great and quick job you did in selling our house at 4 Ellis Gardens. The professional quality of the brochure you created far exceeds any brochure we have ever seen while shopping for a house. You made our house look very appealing with the video you created, and we were really impressed by the use of a drone to capture the beautiful surroundings in our neighbourhood. We especially appreciate your patience and understanding throughout the selling process, and all of the knowledgeable guidance you provided along the way.
Thanks again for all of your efforts in making this a seamless and quick experience and always looking out for our best interest.
Odette and Joe Leuthard
27) March 9, 2016
Having worked with other realtors, I chose Luke to help sell my condo at Palace Place because he offered better exposure and better results. He was always reachable, gave frequent activity updates, and ensured my concerns and expectations were met. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.
26) March 8, 2016
This letter is to express our pleasure and satisfaction in your selling of our family home at 208 Edenbridge Drive.
In a competitive market, where listings remained unsold for 100 to 300 days, your extensive market knowledge and negotiation skills helped us to sell our home in only 15-days, with multiple offers, and for a price record!
Your brochure was excellent and will serve as a cherished memory of our beloved home.
After considering other top agents, we chose you because of your innovative, personable, and dedicated approach.
Well done, Luke.
Dr. Mona Salama
25) March 6, 2016
I have selected Luke Dalinda as agent for my real estate business in Palace Place based on my extended research for the best agent.
His way of conducting business showed very early on that he is definitely one of the best. In an incredible short time he achieved goals set by myself with satisfactory results, as a matter of fact he surpassed it.
I found him very likeable, professional and his attention to details will satisfy any Seller.
His knowledge of the Palace Place and Humber Shores real estate market is incredible and one will listen to his recommendations.
Recommending Luke Dalinda for selling or buying real estate? In an instant!
24) March 2, 2016
You have represented our last two real estate transactions.
In both cases, the results passed the expectations. Both times we got new record high price for our unit. Everything happened quickly, without pain and stress. We are impressed with your professionalism and communication throughout the whole process.
We have complete confidence in you. It was a great pleasure working with you.
Thank you again!
All the best,
Alina and Richard Mielnik
23) October 7, 2015
Jose and I would like to thank you for all your work on selling our unit. In several occasions we bought and sold properties dealing with different real estate professionals and we have never experienced such dedication to marketing and presenting a unit. After the sell was agreed, all the paper work was done impeccable and incredibly fast.
Your advise and marketing techniques are world class. Thanks again Luke, we will recommend you to anyone that needs an excellent realtor.
All the best,
Malena and Jose Paradela
22) September 13, 2015
When my husband and I were looking for an investment property in Palace Place there was only one agent that we considered working with. Over the last several years we have heard so many great stories about Luke – his incredible knowledge of real estate in the Humber Bay Area and Palace Place in particular. We found his approach to be just as we had heard from Luke’s other clients – He was responsive, knowledgeable and took time to really understand the type of property we wanted. He found us exactly what we were looking for, and for a very fair price. Luke then went over and above, finding a quality tenant for our rental condo. We cannot say enough about the great service we received…. No high pressure sales tactics here….. Just top notch professional expertise! Thanks again Luke!
Louise Brinkmann and Brian Brinkmann
21) June 4, 2015
Luke, because of your efforts we sold our late mothers condo at a record high price and well above what the other agents, that we considered, were even willing to list it for. We didn’t choose you just because you offered to list at the highest price, rather we chose you because you had a specific strategy and plan to overcome those price perceptions and barriers. And you did it – highest price and in less than 30 days. We were also impressed with how you cultivated the interested buyers and agents and negotiated. Great marketing, great negotiation you earned your commission — Thank you Luke
Chris, Grant, and Jeff Henderson
20) June 1, 2015
The prospect of selling one’s home is a daunting one. So much history and so many memories are inevitably involved.
Thank you for making this process as smooth as it could possibly be. Your professionalism, expertise and bountiful good humour have actually made the experience enjoyable.
The fact that you were able to sell my condominium in one day for a record price speaks volumes.
Many, many thanks for a job thoroughly well done!
19) May 29, 2015
Luke is a dedicated professional agent whose Palace Place/Humber Shore knowledge and insights have surpassed all of our expectations. Furthermore, he is a joy to work with!
Luke has helped us both lease and sell our beloved apartment.
When we requested he put together a marketing strategy for the sale of our property, he delighted us by scoring the first ever Palace Place “Condo of the Week” award in the Toronto Life publication.
His insights on the building and the neighboring buildings are something that he has achieved through years of hard work and from residing in the building, which I believe distinguishes him from other agents in the area.
We always found Luke to be honest, and sage in his recommendations.
There is truly no reason to consider anyone else while searching for a real estate agent to represent you in the Humber shores area.
18) May 18, 2015
Luke is a very personable and dedicated real estate agent. He listed our home in Spring 2015 and maintained both his commitment and our convictions throughout the process.
As remote sellers we relied upon Luke to source and co-ordinate various contractors to do the appropriate work on our behalf so as to put our property in the best possible light.
Throughout his contract he provided us with weekly updates on his strategies as well as ideas for any actions that could be taken next to increase our momentum. His insights paid off in the end with a record price for our home.
We would definitely recommend Luke Dalinda’s services to anyone looking for representation in southwest Etobicoke.
17) March 29, 2015
We can’t imagine what it would have been like to go through the process of buying our first home without you and your patience, guidance, wisdom, and senses of humor. It was undoubtedly clear during the entire process that we were working with the best real estate professional around. We’d be honoured to serve as references and talk to prospective clients about how great you are to work with. There is no way for us to express our gratitude for all your help and support during this challenging process and we will absolutely be working with you again when the time comes to buy our next home.
A & T Vostrikov
16) March 13, 2015
Katie called to say that the purchaser has waived the conditions and , as a result , the purchase agreement is now binding . Luke and Val , great work !! Kate and Fab are ecstatic , which makes her Mom and I really happy . In addition to your rationale for the $360 K price , their $360 K , 720 sq.ft. unit also got $500 per sq.ft. which is pretty darn good ! By all accounts , you got Kate and Fab the best price ! Actually , I think it was my paint job that clinched the deal!! Thanks once again !
Norm and Patti Stewart
15) February 23, 2015
You are ‘the man’ when it comes to selling units in the Palace Place! Your encyclopedic knowledge of the building and prices is invaluable. You are a great cheerleader who helps others recognize the enormous value in our property. You gave us great advice with regard to staging and pricing our condo. And you also made sure every potential purchaser saw how much the Palace Place has to offer. We were so pleased that you used your connections in the real estate community allowing you to achieve a record price for our unit in fewer than 7 days of showing.
Your connections, an excellent brochure, and great online package brought us three offers in a very short time, which ensured that we were able to pick the price, conditions, and closing date we wanted. We can’t thank you enough, and we encourage others to seek out your assistance.
Dr. Glenn Zederayko and Ms. Claire Foley
14) February 3, 2015
WELL DONE, LUKE!
And congratulations to you, too!
You are right, we were certainly blessed in both transactions.
And we know that both deals were made possible thanks to your good advice and swift action. You’ve done a splendid job and we’re both delighted. Many thanks indeed!
Once again, BRAVO!
Michael & Lita Menezes
13) January 13, 2015
I certainly recommend you speak to Luke Dalinda who has been a major force in keeping the quality and financial condition of the building up to very high standards.
Former Palace Place Treasurer & Director
12) November 19, 2014
Luke brings imagination and determination to his sales efforts. He uses the best pros for showing your property in photo and floor plan. Always rising to a challenge he finds ways to resolve issues and gets you the price you need. His pricing advice is accurate. We have used Luke twice now, and with 2 successful transactions look forward to again using his skills in the near future.
Gerrit Visser and Pat Scully
11) November 11, 2014
To Whom It May Concern:
My wife and I recently purchased a condominium in Palace Place.
We were fortunate to have Mr. Luke Dalinda as our real estate agent and his assistance and knowledge were invaluable in making our decision.
He did an excellent job for us, as it happened at a very busy and difficult time in our life, and Mr. Dalinda guided and helped us with every question we had.
His knowledge of the real estate business is such a comfort and we quickly became aware that we were dealing with a true professional in this field.
I would recommend anyone considering buying or selling a property to contact him.
10) September 5, 2014
To Whom It May Concern:
Luke Dalinda has represented my last three real estate transactions at Palace Place.
That I continue to use Luke’s services is the best testimonial that I could provide.
Luke is the best at what he does, and he represents Palace Place passionately and to the highest standard of luxury living.
You should use Luke too. He will exceed your expectations.
9) April 19, 2014
This is a long overdue Thank You.
You handled the sale of our condo at Palace Place with the utmost professionalism.
After 7 years of calling Palace Place our home the time came to move on. Selling was not only stressful but also emotional.
You were with us every step of the way. You made us feel comfortable and secure with every decision. You made yourself available to us at all times and kept us well informed on all showings.
When the final offer came in, thanks to your assistance, we knew it was time to accept without any reservation or questions.
Anyone wanting to buy or sell is in good hands with the very knowledgeable and honest Luke Dalinda, a 1st Class Realtor for a 1st Class building.
Peter Kastenmacher & Rene Salomon
8) July 17, 2013
Thank you so much Luke. Well done. You are Palace Place # 1 agent!!!!!! We will pass the word around for sure! Thanks for your fantastic service in this transaction. We appreciate your confidence and professionalism.
Joe & Odette Leuthard
7) August 1, 2013
Dear Luke – Today is August 1st – 2 months since the closing of the sale of our lovely # 4601 at Palace Place. And we are writing to say thanks – to you for bringing our sale to happen. We appreciate your very professional effort on our behalf.
Rosemary and I have enjoyed very much our years in our Penthouse at Palace Place – which began when the only structure on the ground was a temporary sales office, through the travails of losing the building’s builder to bankruptcy, and to some 20-years with our grand view of the city of Toronto and of Lake Ontario. They were great years. We send you and your family our best wishes for many good years and good health at Palace Place.
Luke, It is great knowing you. You are amazing – you put all of yourself in everything you do. We admire you for your precious children. Continued great success.
John & Rosemary Galbraith
(Founders Franklin Templeton)
6) October 29, 2012
Luke Dalinda recently handled the sale of our present condo and the purchase of our new condo within Palace Place. We were most pleased with his determined commitment and professionalism in our requirements. Anyone in Palace Place considering the sale or purchase of a unit, we would highly recommend Luke to act on your behalf without any hesitation. As Luke has lived in Palace Place for many years, he is acutely aware of market values to ensure he serves his clients’ best interests as well as the unit owners of Palace Place.
Wayne & Hildegard Leadbeater
5) October 24, 2012
Dear Fellow Residents:
Recently, we made the decision to sell our suite at Palace Place with Luke Dalinda.
We are Royal LePage realtors ourselves specializing in the downtown area, but we chose to list with Luke because of his expertise in selling Palace Place.
We are thrilled to report that Luke sold our suite.
Luke saved us money, was always available to us, delivered yet another record price, and got the deal done. His market forecasts and activity predictions were spot on.
When it comes to Palace Place, Luke Dalinda offers knowledge and services that are simply unequaled.
You are in good hands with Luke on the mission.
We thank the residents and staff for making Palace Place such an enjoyable place to call home.
Jim Currie & Bill Newman
4) November 20, 2010
Re: Palace Place, 1 Palace Pier Court
A great pleasure doing business with you on the above-mentioned property recently.
I want to compliment you on your professionalism throughout the whole transaction. Your co-operation was sincerely appreciated.
Again, thanks for helping make this transaction between us such a pleasant one. Hopefully, soon we’ll be able to work together again.
Wayne Dean, Sales Representative, ReMax Quality One Ltd., Brokerage
3) Dear Luke:
I recently made a decision to list my property at Palace Place with you, after having interviewed several other agents. A very successful sales agreement was finally reached after only a few months.
It became apparent, during my working with you, that you are a very sincere, and honest agent, one whom I felt very comfortable with, and with whom I felt I could trust was truly working hard on my behalf. I have sold several properties over the last several years, and without doubt, I found working with you the best experience. I guess that I’m planning on having you represent me when I list my other condo at Palace Place is the best testimony I could offer you. Keep up the great, and personable, work, Luke.
Dr. R. J. Bowers
2) Dear Sirs:
This is to express my appreciation for the professional and efficient service provided by Luke Dalinda in securing a rental property for me recently. Mr. Dalinda was quick to learn of the opportunity which had just arisen and this provided an advantage in the successful closing.
It was a pleasure dealing with Luke and I will contact him again in the future as the opportunity arises.
Richard J. Langevin
1) May 21, 2013
Dear Palace Place Owners:
With respect to my support for Luke Dalinda, I have known him since he was a teenager. He has always been passionate about Palace Place and that is clearly reflected in his work. He is the only Board member in my view that is familiar with all the complexities of our building’s history. When Luke decided to run for the Board, I could tell that he genuinely wanted to enhance the community. He wanted to make sure that he knew everything that he needed to know about the building before coming to you, the owners.
Luke is the only one to present a vision in writing for the future of Palace Place to the owners. For that, he won the highest number of votes ever at Palace Place.
Palace Place President, 1996 to 2001 • Palace Place Director for over 15-years