We had a "heck of a time" trying to sell our home and purchase another. All we wanted was a place with a pool for our young son to enjoy throughout his childhood. Seemed simple enough, but with every showing and every viewing the process dragged on. Finally we found Alain de Gagné with Royal LePage. Alain was amazing right from the start. Patient and thorough he sat with us and explained the comparables for sale in our neighborhood. He allowed us the freedom and flexibility to make our own decisions, but steered us gently in the right direction when necessary. My husband and I can be strong willed, neither of us like to be told what to do, and Alain was the perfect agent for us as he allowed us to bicker and be fickle as we meandered our way through home after home. With every home we liked, there seemed to be a slew of obstacles. Alain was absolute joy to work with. Many times we were in awe of how he somehow managed to remain consistently positive and cheerful given what seemed like endless obstacles thrown our way. We grew increasingly discouraged, particularly as we watched family sell property in the hot Toronto market. Our house was on the market nearly a year, my brother - two days. Finally, we found our perfect home. Alain approached it with the same fervor he consistently had on our behalf and we couldn't be happier or more excited. We saved nearly 70,000 by following our hearts and heeding the guidance of our very knowledgeable and extremely loyal agent, and we are happy to say we are finally moving into our dream home, complete with a pool.