Buying or selling your home is likely one of the biggest decisions you will make. It’s important to feel confident that you have chosen the right real estate team to help you with this process.
As a full service team, our mission is to ensure that you are always taken care of and to make the process as easy as possible for you. We focus on being upfront and transparent while providing the support and information needed to ensure that you are equipped to make the decisions that are right for you.
Our goal is to make sure that every single client looks back on a sale or purchase with us and feels positive about the results.
Chris and Ford were so amazing to work with. They were professional, friendly and answered all of my many questions as a first-time home buyer. They are extremely knowledgeable, accessible and provided great advice which helped me narrow down on a great place. Couldn’t be happier and couldn’t recommend them more!
I highly recommend using Thurston Olsen real estate group if you are selling or buying a home. I chose Chris and Ford as they specialize in the Leslieville area and my parents home required a buyer who was willing to renovate the home. They guided us through the process and were always available to answer our questions, provide advice and help us through the process.
I spent a lot of time contemplating which realtors to work with in such an oversaturated market like the GTA. Though Chris & Ford did come recommended from a reliable source – I was not taking anything for granted and really wanted to find someone who genuinely had my best interests in mind but was also thorough and knowledgeable about the industry and the extremely volatile market. I interviewed with quite a few realtors before deciding on the Thurston Olsen Real Estate Group and I could not recommend a better team to take care of you. I had a fast moving and tricky situation to navigate all things considered and the two of them went above and beyond at every step to not just make sure I was happy, comfortable, and confident in my decision – but they took into account all of my borderline neurotic hesitancies and ensured the end result was one I would be beyond satisfied with. Aside from all of the surprises that one encounters when heading down the road of purchasing a home – as is to be expected – Chris and Ford really deployed all of their experience, network, and expertise to guarantee I found a space I truly loved and the bureaucratic gridlock that leads up to it all was made that much easier thanks to their well calibrated resourcefulness. Up until my closing date and beyond they have really outdone themselves as far as delivering an outstanding win for their client. I rarely write reviews – and regardless of the magnitude of this life event – I cannot say enough about this team. Wishing them all the success and for anyone reading this, they are hands down absolutely the group you want supporting such an important life decision.
Chris and Ford were fantastic from day 1! They are very patient, honest, organized and knowledgeable. Our visits were seamless as they communicate very well as a team. We truly valued their opinion and appreciated their patience with our questions! We would absolutely recommend this great duo to anyone looking to navigate the very interesting Toronto market. Thank you for helping us find the house that checks all the boxes and for the fun along the way!
We are so thankful to have had the Thurston Olsen team on our side when buying our home. Chris and Ford, with their wealth of knowledge and professionalism, guided us through each step and answered all of our (many) questions along the way. They were attentive, responsive and reassuring. We had such a positive experience we now recommend the Thurston Olsen group to anyone hoping to buy or sell in Toronto!
Ford and Chris were great to work with! They walked me (as a first time home buyer) through the difficult process of becoming a homeowner in Toronto. They were patient and professional during our time when house hunting, and with helping me to sell my property. They’re super knowledgeable in the various communities all over the Toronto area.
Working with Chris & Ford was the best thing we did for selling our house. The energy they brought to the process made our place stand out and helped turn a stressful situation into lots of fun. Their strategy and marketing directly translated to our bottom line. These guys are consummate professionals, giving us full confidence at every step. They take pride in their profession and are well connected within the industry. They provided sound advice, always making us feel that we were in control. Selling our home was our biggest financial transaction and Chris & Ford created the best possible outcome.
Excellent experience with Ford and Chris. They were on the ball, always available and very professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
We worked with the Thurston Olsen Group both for the purchase of our new house and the sale of our existing condo. We can say that both experiences were outstanding and honestly downright fun, despite the stress that comes with buying and selling. These guys know how the Toronto market works; and they know it well. They’re knowledgeable, responsive, reassuring, patient and attentive to your needs. They’re incredibly in sync and provide a seamless experience while working with either one (and what a treat when you get them both at the same time!) They make you feel assured throughout the entire process, taking care of every little detail from beginning to end. We highly recommend the Thurston Olsen Group to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in Toronto and we most definitely will use them again in the future.
Ford & Chris were fantastic to work with. From helping us lease our property, including finding the perfect tenant, through to the eventual sale of the property a few years later, their professionalism and expertise were invaluable. We particularly appreciated their knowledge of our neighbourhood and market trends as well as their patience in responding to all of our questions as first time sellers. Once we decided to list the property, we were introduced to their amazing design team who worked with us to showcase our home’s potential under tight timelines. The professional photography, printed materials produced and features on their social media channels were best in class generating overwhelming interest. The showing process was respectful of schedules and all safety protocols. Finally, their advice & patience as we navigated through the offers process was exactly what we needed. We highly recommend Ford & Chris!!
We were looking for a new realtor when selling our home in Aurora. Thurston Olsen had sold one in the neighbourhood a month before so we met with them for a consultation. Chris and Ford showed a lot more initiative than the other realtors we met with – they put the work in to make sure your house receives top dollar. We have bought and sold several houses and Thurston Olsen were definitely the most committed agents we have worked with. They managed every single part of the process and the experience was enjoyable. They are a fantastic team and we highly recommend them.
We have used Ford and Chris on several occasions and they have always gone above and beyond any other realtors we have used. They are by far the most knowledgeable and attentive gentlemen who have always accommodated our family needs. From the moment you engage with them, you will know that you are in highly capable hands. Their marketing is second to none with their excellent photographer and other digital media professionals along with their stunning brochures. All of the above would not shine as brightly without mentioning the top notch staging teams they brought in on all our deals. From purchasing to selling, rest assured that you are in good hands with a great team dedicated to your satisfaction and happiness. These guys go the extra mile to ensure that you are getting the guidance needed for your purchase and leave nothing on the table when you sell. I highly recommend the Thurston Olsen team to all of my friends and family. Many thanks as always for taking care of our investments.
Chris and Ford are an excellent team of realtors whom we highly recommend to anyone planning to sell their home. They are personable and effective. They gave us helpful advice and kept us informed every step of the way. They were highly competent negotiators with other realtors and prospective buyers. They paid for us to stage our home which made a huge difference in stimulating interest in it. They sold our home in four days, over asking price. We recommend them without reservation.
It was a pleasure working with Ford and Chris on the listing, their knowledge and expertise was instrumental in getting top dollar for my home. Thanks for all your hard work and I look forward to working together again in the near future.
The Thurston Olsen crew made the sale of my Toronto condominium an easy transaction. They went over and above supporting the sale, completely remote and even while I resided outside of the City. Awesome work!
Ford, Chris and the whole Thurston Olsen team were simply the best. From the first time we met them, they were professional, knowledgeable and just genuinely nice people. We knew we could trust them! They did an amazing job with the purchase of our new home in the Beaches and the sale of our condo – every aspect felt so easy and seamless. We would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you!
Working with Chris and Ford has been an amazing experience. In 2016, our daughter and her husband bought their first home through Chris and Ford. They were very happy with the service. Naturally, when we thought of relocating, we went with the team of Thurston Olsen Real Estate. As seniors, relocating is stressful especially during Covid, but they made the whole exercise go flawlessly. From putting an offer to our new home, to staging our existing home, these guys made it all so easy for us. Their skill in negotiation enabled us to buy our dream home at a price that we are very happy about. And they sold our existing home in six days for a selling price well over asking price. Since day one, they have been nothing but patient, efficient and hard working. They have exceeded our expectations. Thank you, Chris and Ford, for a job well done. Special thanks to Andrea, as well as to Kaylee who staged the house.
I can’t say enough about how great the Thurston Olsen Team are. They are truly awesome! This is the second time we’ve worked with them on selling our home. Selling your home is a stressful time. Add a global pandemic to the mix and it’s not an easy task. Chris, Ford, and Andrea made sure we felt safe and comfortable with every step of the way. Their market knowledge is on point. They set our expectations for our particular market and then they exceeded them by selling our home in two days!!! They do not disappoint. From the beautiful staging and advertising, even the printed materials were beautiful. They have an eye for detail and it really makes a difference for your home to stand out in this very competitive market. We would work with them again in a heartbeat.
As first time home buyers my husband and I were nervous, particular, and slow. It took us almost two years to finally purchase our first home and Chris and Ford patiently and expertly guided us through the crazy Toronto real estate market. They provided us with every detail we asked for and were always there at the drop of hat to go to an open house or private showing. We finally found our perfect home and our offer was skillfully negotiated and handled with the utmost professionalism during a global pandemic. We are so happy with our new home and couldn’t be more thankful to Chris and Ford.
We couldn’t have imagined working with anyone else to purchase our new home. Ford and Chris set up viewings seamlessly and were always on time and professional. While we were looking at the pretty finishes of a house they were looking for all the items we might miss like the updated electrical or a new furnace. They gave great advice on things they noticed and on things they approved of or disapproved of. They did their research and knew the area and the comparisons before we arrived so they were able to give great advice on what we should offer and if a home was what we wanted. They helped us through the negotiation stage like absolute pros. They never made us feel pressured and gave the utmost care in their advice and responses to make sure we felt comfortable with the final decision. We are so excited about our new home and that is all thanks to the wonderful experience we had with Ford and Chris.
Chris and Ford helped us through a huge milestone in our lives as we moved our family from Ottawa to Toronto. We are so grateful to them. Buying a home in Toronto during a global pandemic is beyond stressful, but Chris and Ford listened carefully to our needs and ultimately landed us our Beaches house by the lake. They gave us excellent real estate advice in terms of offers and strategy in an uncertain economic time. We will definitely recommend Chris and Ford going forward. Thank you!
Ford and Chris are hands down the best! 7 years ago they helped us purchase our first home and we knew without a doubt when we were ready to buy and sell this time they were the right guys for the job! They helped guide us in purchasing our new home in many ways. They knew the market, the neighbourhood and provided sound advice along the way. When it came time to sell they handled everything seamlessly. The marketing material was unlike anything we’ve seen before and surely helped with the great sale of our condo. Every step of the way we were confident and secure in our decisions and that’s all thanks to Ford and Chris!
Two amazing guys – one great result! The guys: Ford and Chris. The result: we sold our home for over asking in 6 days! We met Ford and Chris at an open house six years ago. From the outset we thought “here are two real estate professionals we can work with” and most importantly trust. Over the intervening years we’re pretty sure we must have tested their patience as we waited for the right time to put our home on the market. That time finally came this year. The process started with a meeting in early January with Ford, Chris and their outstanding designer Alicia. They took us through their marketing plan and Alicia scoped out how to best stage and prepare the house for sale. From that initial meeting until the house was listed on MLS, Ford and Chris constantly worked to ensure that everything was the best it could be. The quality of the marketing materials (brochure, website, online/offline ads) really show-cased the features of our home. These efforts resulted in a high visitor turnout on both open house days. On offer night Ford and Chris again showed their skills in the negotiations with the buyer’s agent, which resulted in us getting a price that we were looking for. In addition to Ford, Chris and Alicia, we also want to give a shout-out to Andrea, who is the Executive Administrator and did a wonderful job of coordinating many details throughout the sale process.
Ford and Chris are a fantastic combo, and very professional real estate agents. When Joyce and I reflect on the process we’ve both concluded that they executed flawlessly and delivered the right amount of reassurance and guidance in what can be a lengthy process. We were in a situation where we wanted to upgrade our space, which meant buying a new condo, and then quickly selling the old one. As luck would have it we found our new spot first, while negotiating the price down. This meant we now had to sell our old place. The Thurston Olsen Team and their designers stepped up to the challenge. They helped us sell our condo in a challenging situation, under time constraints, and when there happened to be construction starting directly across from our unit. Despite this, the team facilitated consistent showings and amazing staging and we ended up selling at a great price. During the closing process Ford and Chris were extremely supportive in tying up any minor details, helping to ensure that everything went smoothly for all parties in involved. Through Ford and Chris we were able to find the perfect condo in the best neighbourhood. We still wake up everyday feeling so happy and thankful that we found our new home.
My husband and I used the services of Chris and Ford when we bought our current house and more recently this summer when we sold our rental property. I was pregnant when we were looking for our house and was very particular about what I wanted. At the same time, not very decisive and had a lot of emotions. Chris and Ford were so patient with us (me) and accommodated every request we had, no matter how last minute, never making us feel that we were asking too much. Which I’m sure we were?. Their energy is always positive and helpful. We found a home that we will be in for many, many years to come. When we sold our rental property, they were very honest and realistic about when to and how to sell and despite the timeline not being what I had hoped it to be. I trusted their judgement and it paid off. We ended up getting a fantastic offer that were extremely happy with. We would highly recommend “the guys” as we refer to them and have nothing but good things to say.
Ford & Chris came highly recommended to me from a close friend – and boy, they didn’t disappoint. I had a discouraging experience with another real estate agent who really didn’t seem like they wanted to sell my house. These guys were the exact opposite. They put together a great listing with professional photography and detailed lists of improvements. Juggled our tenants schedules and requests and were able to show the property to many prospective buyers. Their communication with me, my tenants and the buyers was top notch. Daily updates, complicated negotiation of multiple peoples’ schedules – they handled it all with ease! Ultimately, our primary goal was achieved which was to sell the house for a good price. They did this brilliantly, and then even got us a little bit more!
When it comes to buying or selling real estate, Ford and Chris make it happen, they excel at their profession. The pride they take in what they do shows through in every aspect of the transaction. In can be a difficult decision to make, whether buying a new home or selling an existing. Having Chris and Ford working with you will go a long way to alleviating that pressure. A huge plus is the incredible attention they have for every detail and keeping you updated daily. Also, returning calls and emails promptly, staging and fine tuning your home. We once again sold and of course prior to deciding consulted with them. Our home sold quickly and over what we were expecting.
Ford and Chris are the most thoughtful and kind real estate agents I have ever known. They are there to answer any question (no matter how ridiculous) and take the time to perfect every single detail. Walked me through, as well as, supported me through the process of deciding to sell my home and made it both seamless and painless. They worked their magic and my front lawn went from no sign to sold sign. The house sold over asking before it even went to market. I am so thankful for Ford, Chris and their entire Thurston Olsen real estate team. I look forward to working with them again in the future.
Both Chris and Ford are friends of ours, so it was a no-brainer who we wanted to work with when my husband and I started looking for our first home. We knew that they would be a blast to work with, but we were blown away by their professionalism, expertise and skill. As first time buyers, with a modest down payment, who were hoping to skip the condo real estate ‘step’ and jump right into a house in Toronto. Chris and Ford had their work cut out for them! They must have known that our request was not going to be easy to satisfy, but if they did, they never let on. They were professional, supportive, patient, and a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. Making us feel at ease with what otherwise, can be a challenging and disheartening process. My husband and I are thrilled to be moving into our first house at the end of the month, thanks to the Thurston Olsen real estate Team. We highly recommend Chris and Ford and can’t thank them enough!
I first got in touch with Ford and Chris when selling my home was a vague idea that I was only 50% committed to. When they came for the valuation meeting, I casually mentioned that I would make my decision in the new year (a few months down the road). As soon as January rolled around, they checked in to see how my decision was coming along and if there was anything further they could do to help. This perfectly-timed and non-pushy follow up set the tone for our entire business relationship, as they were flawless from start to finish. Their communication is consistent and direct, their opinions are well-informed and thoughtfully delivered and their attention to detail is second to none. Even more, adding in their killer design team and the support of Andrea in the office. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. It also didn’t hurt that we managed to sell my condo well over asking! As a result, I’ve already sung their praises to anyone who will listen and will happily continue to do so.
I have known Chris for a few years as a friend and a former colleague, so I was comfortable in engaging him and Ford in purchasing my new Condo. I knew I was going to be in good hands, but the guys exceeded my every expectation. As a new home buyer, it can be a daunting experience and sometimes frustrating. However, the team made me feel at ease from the beginning. They were patient, professional & very pleasant to deal with and accessible at all times for any questions. I’m happy to say that I will be moving into my first Condo this Spring, thanks to the Thurston Olsen real estate Team. I recommend them for anyone who is looking to buy or sell homes/condos.
I can’t say enough about Ford and Chris and their team, they are just fabulous! We found them professional, trustworthy, reliable, efficient, and courteous. They made us feel completely at ease at every stage of the process. Ford and Chris and their team took very good care of us, covering all the details, scheduling, listing all the necessary preparations, they made it very easy for us. We were surprised to sign an offer within only two days after listing! We’re still feeling the high from such a swift sale. Most noteworthy, a record sale for the building. We’re very happy and would recommend Ford and Chris as the best realtors around!
Let me tell you if you want honesty and integrity, straight shooters, no push, no shove, no aggressive or sneaky tactics, no BS, individuals who work to do the utmost on your behalf. Ford and Chris and their Thurston Olsen real estate team are true professionals in all senses of the word who make selling your home or condo a seamless, painless process.
As first time home buyers, you rely heavily on your realtor to guide you through the process. We’re fortunate to have found Ford and Chris to support us every step of the way. We had a very short timeframe within which we wanted to purchase. Ford and Chris got us exactly what we wanted on budget and within our time frame. They were responsive regardless of the time of day and went out of their way to explain the intricacies of the home buying process. For that reason, we’d absolutely recommend Ford and Chris to our friends and family.
Purchasing your first home in the Toronto Market is not an simple task. Therefore, one we would not have ever accomplished without the expert help and Chris and Ford. They are exceedingly knowledgeable, hard-working, friendly, and most of all trustworthy. A trait we found to be lacking in most of their peers. They were always available to us in spite of our crazy schedules. So, having a terrific sense of humour is invaluable and especially welcome to help ease the tensions of the search. Without Chris and Ford’s tireless efforts we would not have been able to find our home, and get it for the best price. We couldn’t imagine the process without having Chis and Ford to guide us through. Definitely, won’t hesitate for a moment to work with them in the future. Also, we couldn’t possibly recommend them any more highly to help with the purchase of a property…really, truly.
Working with Chris and Ford has been an amazing experience! As first time home buyers, it was so stressful and nerve-racking to enter into the realm of home ownership. But having these guys by our side made it all worthwhile. Since day one, they have been nothing but patient, instructive, well-informed and professional. These guys worked day and night to find us our perfect home and we can’t thank them enough! We will miss the emails, calls, property visits, but most of all the laughs. Finally, we say with great confidence that the Thurston Olsen Team are wonderful. We can’t wait to refer them to family and friends!
We engaged with Chris and Ford to sell our parent’s home in Don Mills. They helped us with what to do to get the home ready to sell and patiently answered all of our family questions. Ford and Chris were very professional and really understood what we wanted and provided the service we needed. Similarly, they worked hard to sell the home and balanced getting the best price with an expeditious sale. Above all, Ford and Chris did a great job and we would recommend them to anyone considering their services.
When it came to selling our house, there wasn’t a doubt in our mind that we would choose Chris and Ford (Thurston Olsen real estate team) as our agents. First of all, they helped us from the get go, prepping our house for the market, answering all our questions, and providing us with all the relevant and current information. Resulting in the REALLY fast and successful sale of our house. Most of all, Chris and Ford are a pleasure to work with! They are on the top of their game when it comes to agents working in the Toronto housing market. Thanks again, guys!
I can’t praise Ford and Chris (the Thurston Olsen real estate team) highly enough. They are dedicated, knowledgeable, hardworking. Ford and Chris do it all with panache and style while keeping it down to earth. Went above and beyond for us and brought in amazing results! So, after working with them to put our house on the market, we found ourselves wishing we could embark on another project with them right away. Further more, these guys are simply the best out there.