Testimonials

Dany Perreault

Gene was very competent and professional in the advice he gave me meanwhile we were visiting houses to find something that will fit my criterias and my need. He is also very familiar and easygoing and don’t hesitate to take the time with you and be sure that you understand well each step. It is really a must since I am English is not my first language and I was a first buyer. He know Kingston and he got a lot of contacts with other professionals in the area. I had a very good experience with him and I already began to recommend him to my peers of the Canadian Forces.

Joshua

My wife and I weren’t expecting to buy a home in the middle of the winter. The market was pretty limited for homes in our range and they were snapped up quick when they became available. So when we first met with Gene, we were just hoping to see a few homes and get a sense of what we liked. Gene was happy to accommodate and was very professional. As first time home buyers, we probably weren’t the easiest to work with because we didn’t know what we were looking for. Somehow though Gene managed to find us a place we loved in the middle of winter in a very hot market. He coached us through the buying process, helped us put a bid on a house we loved and we got it! What’s better, we got it for a great price. I can’t recommend Gene enough. He knows the city, he’s a great guy and I loved working with him. If you’re lucky enough to have Gene as your Real Estate Agent you’re in good hands.

Mark

As a lifelong renter, entering the house market for the first time was a nerve racking experience. I had dealt with a couple other agents on a casual basis prior to being introduced to Gene Kay. They were good agents who provided professional real estate services, and I have no qualms with them. But Gene Kay has an elevated approach & attitude toward aiding his clients. He views and refers to the people he represents in the capacity as buyer or seller as clients long after the transaction(s) are finished. He makes his himself available for a range of problems or services, sometimes on incredibly short notice. Myself I purchased an attractive property which required significant bathroom & kitchen upgrading for appearance and house marketability sake. Not being a skilled person in the area of home renovations or maintenance I required a full range of assistance. Gene though thoroughly explained the stages in the home renovation process, and what were my options. We went shopping at the big box DIY stores and eventually agreed upon the choice of new flooring & bathroom components (vanity, sink etc) for my house. On one trip after collecting a range of those items I came to the embarrassing realization that I left my wallet at home, while waiting in line at the cashier. I had been up late the night before and omitted to grab my wallet as I left the house. Gene without hesitation covered those purchases, until I could get home, grab my bank card and go to the bank. Another example of how his patience was tested was when I called him and asked him to come over immediately for something that was far from an emergency. I just discovered my neighbour had some home construction materiel relevant to some projects I had planned. He laughed it off, but it was incident that had the possibility to create bad blood. So in retrospect even though I have to admit that I have been a bit off a pain, Gene continues to assist me when necessary. It would be a mistake to intrepid his good nature as a sign he might be a weak agent for either the role of selling a property or representing you in the purchase process. He is a sharp on the spot thinker who prepares himself well with persuasive strategies. A formable negotiator he consistently obtains the best results for his clients. I will continue to utilize his services in the future should I decide to move or purchase an investment property. I feel confident that Gene is the best choice of agents.

Stephen Alguire

Gene sold our home in Kingston, and helped us buy a new one in Brockville. He was very knowledge about the market conditions, and actually got us more than we thought we would get on our sale. He is always available, or if not returns calls quickly. He went well above on assisting us with questions and concerns, and we would highly recommend him as a professional and hard working agent

Rasa Kan

Gene was very professional and always available to help. He went the extra mile to take us through our home and gave us some ideas to uplift the house. Unlike other realtors, Gene has an extensive knowledge of home renovation, he was a great help to fix up my home. He has done many works in my home by going above and beyond such as changing a light fixture for us. He didn’t have to but he understood my financial situation and that’s what makes him stand apart. Have you had your realtor offer to help you to paint, fix your cupboard doors..? He truly cares and always there for his client. He was the one to go to for anything; if he didn’t know it he referred us to someone that could do it. He stood up for us and fought for my best and not just trying to sell it for the sake of it. He is a go getter; honest and reliable. He is out there doing everything he can to make it work for us. I was not able to sell this home for several months, Gene approached me and promised that he can sell it and he did. Gene is the expert to work with. It has been an utmost pleasure working with Gene.

Laura Millar

I was a little apprehensive about having to take on the task of selling our father’s estate, but Gene’s knowledge and confidence was enough to convince me. We ended up with a quick sale and a little equity left over. Not only was Gene knowledgeable and confident, he was also empathetic to our situation, hard working and dedicated. I felt like we weren’t just a number, he actually cared about us.

Ramzi

I just want to say Gene went above and beyond with his service to help sell my property. I left Kingston and need to sell the condo and Gene from day one had a plan and was successful. I would recommend him over any other Realtor in the Kingston area. I dealt with others realtors in Kingston, who were negative and wouldn’t help in the selling of my property and told me its a bad time to sell. Reaching out to Gene was the best thing I did, as I got more than asking and made the process very easy. Please don’t be hesitant to call Gene, because he treats more than just a client, but as a friend.

Marissa M

Gene is an amazing real estate agent especially for first time home buyers! He was able to provide us with information about specialized programs for first time home buyers, and spent many hours with us patiently answering all of our questions about buying a home. Not only was he always available by phone, email, or text, he was willing to always go above and beyond to make this process happen successfully for us. Thanks Gene for making buying our first home such an enjoyable experience! 🙂

Lisa Doerr

I cannot recommend Gene highly enough. We had been looking for a house for over a year, going through 4 agents, and none came close to Gene’s knowledge, integrity and professionalism. Gene knows a lot about construction and can identify whether a house is well built as well as identify which changes might be inexpensive and which might be costly. He is an invaluable resource to homebuyers in the area! Amazingly, he managed to negotiate a price below asking in the hottest market in Kingston’s history. We can’t thank him enough!

Adam Looker

It was a pleasure working with Gene. We started our house hunt remotely, and Gene was super helpful and capable handling video walk-throughs for us. We viewed tons of homes, and at no point was Gene rushing us, nor pushing us into any direction we weren’t comfortable with. Always willing to take our call, honest, and very knowledgeable. Thanks again Gene, we really appreciate your help in finding us our new home!

Laurie and Bruce Smith

Gene is an agent who puts his clients first. His friendly manner makes him easy to work with. He listened to our search criteria and then found listings that met that list. He never rushed us through homes and would go beyond an agent duty by doing his own thorough check of each property for any issues he wanted us to be aware of. His own renovation experience helped us decide whether issues were within our abilities or we would need to hire a professional. When the offer was accepted he continued to monitor the property to ensure that all of the closing requests were completed to our expectations. There is no doubt that Gene wants his clients to be happy with their purchase. We have dealt with a few agents in the past and cannot remember an agent following up after the purchase to see that all was going well. We highly recommend Gene to anyone looking for a property in Kingston.

Leah Cox

Gene helped My partner and I buy our First house. He was firm about getting us the answers we needed to make a good decision. He is also very knowledgeable about DIY home renovations, giving us insight into what we could do ourselves and where we would need a professional. He went above and beyond for us. Gene made sure we were happy with our first home and was responsive every step of the way. Would recommend.

Rana Sara

If you are looking for a great agent, you’ve found one. Chelsea is an amazing lady, very caring, pays attention to all details, honest and smart. I am sure that she will take care of you. She’ll find you your dream home if you are buying, and she’ll sell your property for the best price if you’re selling.

Lori Lo Faso

I was super stressed to move in this sellers market. I was worried we would sell and not find a house we loved. Gene was amazing about finding and showing us houses. We went into a competition with the house we wanted. He was amazing at negoatiating for us and we got our house with a lower financial offer then the competition. He marketed our house amazing and it sold with three offers the first day on the market. He is knowledgeable about contruction which is amazing when looking at an older home. He was honest and fair. I would recommend Gene to anyone in the Kingston area.

Pete and Kim

We worked with Gene to purchase a home in the Kingston area, after we decided to relocate from another city. Gene was fabulous to work with! He made what can be a stressful chore so much fun while still getting the job done. The reason we chose Gene to start with was his openness in sharing information about Kingston, the market, neighbourhoods, schools and anything else…whether we worked with him or not. Gene knows Kingston extremely well and honed in on areas that would suit us based on our needs. He is extremely responsive and was quick to book showings, send us potential houses and answer any questions/calls. When looking at houses he has a vast knowledge of construction and understands what needs to be done and approx. costs. He has many contacts in the area to help with after sale work that you may require. Gene was respectful of our budget and didn’t push houses on us that would be a stretch for us. He was also great with our son, who was there through much of the process. One very key thing with Gene is that if he says he is going to do something, he is going to do it…a rare trait to find in people today. You really can’t go wrong working with Gene and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone!

Ann Orr

Gene was absolutely amazing throughout this experience. He always answered his phone, offered to help get our house in shape for listing and was just overall an awesome agent. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home or buy. He promised he would sell our house in a timely manner and he did just that. Thank you so much for the great service and for restoring our faith back in real estate agents.

Jodie Wallis

Gene will always be my first call in any real estate matter. He’s knowledgeable, extremely helpful, an amazing salesman and, above all, genuine. I bought my first home with Gene’s help and can’t stop myself from recommending him to anyone who brings up real estate in my presence. From the first house we saw together, Gene was knowlegeable, and concientious in pointing out both the good and bad and making certain I got the right home for me. When it came to the offer, he was exactly the kind of salesman I wanted on my side. He went the extra step to make a connection not only with me, but also with the seller. In fact, I spoke with the seller after I bought my home, and he flat out told me Gene was a big part of the reason he sold the house to me in a multi-offer situation. Best of all Gene comes across as completely genuine. I believe the connections he makes are connections he values beyond the ability to buy or sell a home. Thank you, Gene. And yes, the pups and I are very happy in our new home.

Alexandra Godfrey & Sylvain Doré

We will definitely be recommending Gene to our friends and family who are looking for a realtor! Being first-time homebuyers, we weren’t really sure what to expect. Gene was patient with us through the whole process, and walked us through things without ever getting annoyed with all of our questions. During the few weeks we were looking around at houses, it seemed like he was always available to meet with us. In the end, we bought a home that wasn’t even listed on the market – a home that he had found for us through all the connections he seems to have. Now, one month after closing, Gene still volunteers his time to come over and help us with home renovation projects. We’ve done bathroom vanities, replacing baseboards, he even volunteered to mow our lawn. He is 100% genuine, and really does go the extra mile in every category for his clients. Thank you again for everything Gene!

Chris & Linda

I have known Gene for a number of years, and we asked him to sell our home. From the outset he was ravenous in his activities to sell our home. He did background searches, hired professional people to photo and video our home, he did fact sheets on our house and neighbourhood. He even organized a home inspection so it could be included in the house package. All of his hard work and dedication paid off as within 6 hours of going on the market, our house sold for over asking price. I cannot recommend Gene and his team enough. He went above and beyond to sell our home. I would not hesitate recommending him to anyone to sell their home. Very professional, very courteous and very good at his craft. Well done Gene. We certainly appreciate your efforts to sell our home.

Mike Martyn

It was fun looking at houses with Gene. He provided great insight and knowledge of better areas to purchase a house while keeping our wants and needs met. He lived in the area I bought my house and has helped recommend such things as nearby tobogganing hills months after moving.

Jenny Alves

You couldn’t find a better real estate sales rep. This fellow goes over & beyond & takes great pride in his work & reassuring his clients are happy & satisfied. I’ve had the pleasure of having Gene sell my house & recently purchasing a new one. He was very dedicated honest, quick & always made himself available for showings.
Do yourself a favour if your looking to sell or buy, & you want things done, this is your guy. Gene Kay, you won’t regret it.

Wendy Docteur

Awesome! Awesome! Gene Kay is a Great Realtor! He has lots of knowledge about so many things regarding buying and selling. I will definitely use Gene Kay again as my agent if I sell this property and buy another.

Stephen Carreiro

Gene was super to work with. We were looking to make a long distance move out of Toronto when we came across one of his listings. He was very knowledgeable and showed us around the area and what was available in our range. He ensured we got the house we loved and was always available to help or answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommend Gene to anyone looking or selling.

Donna Ellis

Gene has been totally awesome to work with. Very respectful and professional. I was relocating from Barrie to Kingston. At every opportunity Gene went above and beyond my expectations. Ask Gene for anything and he will do his best to make it happen. Gene makes you feel like “family”. If you want the best agent , willing to go the extra mile call Gene Kay!

Rami Betinjane

Few months ago, I was looking to buy a house and move over to Kingston from the GTA. After reading many reviews, I ended up contacting Gene and dealing with him. I was amazed how quick and professional he was. Gene was looking for my request and contacting me through a video chat to show me the houses without traveling back and forth, then, in only few days, I bought a house for a very decent price. Gene is really an amazing person. He has a great knowledge of Kingston and the area around. He was a great help to me to move to Kingston with my family and be familiar with the city in no time. The most important part is the after sale. Gene helped me to renovate my house and buy the best and cheapest materials. His concern was only to see my family happy to have a new home and settle in properly. I have no words to thank you, Gene. You went the extra mile, and made my first home in Canada my dream home!

Jean Quinn

Excellent agent in all aspects! Works hard and very knowledgeable. Provides sound advice. Works hard to get you exactly what you want. Very kind, considerate and helpful!

Dany Perreault

Gene a été très professionnel et compétent dans les conseils qu’il m’a donné afin de trouver une maison qui correspondait à mes besoins et à mes critères. Il est aussi très sympathique et très agréable au niveau relationnel ce qui humanise beaucoup l’aspect légal et administratif de l’achat.. Il connaît bien son métier ainsi que les autres professionnels du milieu. J’ai eu une très bonne expérience avec lui et je le recommande à tous ceux qui doivent rapidement se trouver une maison.

Tracey McPhail

Gene is incredibly professional and knowledgable in his field. He was always very prompt and helpful in answering questions and providing guidance along the way. I would not hesitate to recommend him or to call on him again!

Kobe Dons

If you’re looking for a realtor in Kingston, look no further, you’ve found the best there is. Gene knows the Kingston real estate market inside out, is very knowledgeable about (re)construction matters, and he’s the one you want by your side when negotiating or dealing with multiple offer situations. He’s always available for questions, but honestly, he probably called you with all the information before you can think of the question. We couldn’t have wished for a better experience buying our first home in Kingston. And for Gene, it doesn’t stop when the deal is done. I’m confident he’ll be around when we need any advice on or help with reconstruction, and I’m very sure he’ll gladly answer the phone to help us with any question we might have, wether or not it’s about the house. So please, stop looking around for a realtor, just call Gene. You won’t regret it.

Chris Anderson

Gene was an excellent Realtor for my needs as a buyer in Kingston. He knows the market well. Gene also knows a lot about the various construction styles of different eras in Kingston, which enabled him to point out potential concerns with homes of various ages that we viewed. When we ran into a unique challenge in a competing bid situation, Gene used his negotiation skills to ensure my offer succeeded, without increasing the offer price. As the son of a longtime BC Realtor, I know how to spot a good agent and I was certainly impressed with Gene. Highly recommended!

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