Testimonials

IMG_8222-EditBTeamReferrals are the backbone of our business. If you know of someone who could benefit from our services, please let them know about THEbTEAM!

“It was a pleasure working with Jim purchasing our new home. He had a clear understanding of what we were looking for and helped us to find our forever house. Jim made us feel comfortable and created an enjoyable experience every step of the way.”

Jessica & Phil


“We found Jim & Pat in the real estate booklet and reached out for help. They were very quick, friendly and professional right from the start and made us feel very comfortable. They helped us to find the perfect builder to create our dream home and made the process so simple we couldn’t be more thankful. They are a great team and I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy, sell or build a home!”

Jen & Nick


“My parents and I would highly recommend using Liana Romano for a home purchase. Our experience with her was exceedingly positive and we have recommended her to friends and colleagues already. My parents just immigrated to Canada and were buying their first home. For me, I was searching for a rental property. The process can be daunting but her low-pressure yet thoughtful approach to our search gave us the confidence that we knew what we were doing! We have all purchased, more than once, with her guidance.
Additionally, I was in a very competitive bidding war for (now) my rental property and Liana’s intimate knowledge of the buying process was the key difference maker in winning my bid. Liana really knows what she’s doing, and my parents and I are happy to serve as a reference for her at any point in the future.”

Linda Hong


“My fiancé and I recently sold our home, and purchased a new home through Jim Broderick, Patrick Burke and THEbTEAM. They made the process smooth and painless, allowing us to have little stress during this whole experience! Their name may be THEbTEAM but they deserve and A+ for all of their hard work!”

Danny Amodeo


“My wife and I did not make any mistake in choosing Jim Broderick as our representative in buying our new house at The Townes at Mount Carmel. We really like and enjoy this place, friendly neighbours and great surrounding. And as the selling Realtor of our last house in St. Catharines, THEbTEAM of Patrick Burke and Jim Broderick worked so hard and went out of their way to sell our house. We will highly recommend Jim and Patrick to our friends.”

Naty & Armando Canaria


“We have worked with Jim a few times and were very pleased with his professional manner. He made the sale of our house go smoothly and stress free for us. We would use Jim again and recommend him to our friends.”

Alex & Erika DiPietro


“I met Liana 3 years ago and have worked with her on a consistent basis over the years. With her help, I bought my dream home and a many investment condos. She is highly professional, very talented and organized in showing houses within my time schedule. She clearly understands my budget and boundaries, and has helped to find the right house in the right location. I was a new comer in St. Catharines 3 years back- I didn’t know where to start, how to review the houses, Market value etc. She helped me from day one of my hunt to the closure. She has great negotiation skills and is able to carve out financial benefits for you. Without any hesitation she showed us many units and the way she explained the details is truly awesome. I really appreciate her patience in answering our queries. I highly recommend Liana to all buyers and sellers, as I do when I refer my colleagues and friends to her.”

Eve Wang


“My wife and I have had the pleasure working through 4 transactions involving Jim, Patrick and their team in a relatively short time period. Our Team, was tenacious and made deals happen. Their personality — true professionals, thorough, responsive, and a total problem solvers. If we had not had The B Team some transactions may have fallen apart. They found solutions and gave us sound advice on how to close. We will “forever” be thankful for having the B Team on our side.”

Chris & Giselle


“Looking to list or sell your house? Highly recommend THEbTEAM! Jim and Patrick are two down to earth and seasoned veterans in the real estate market. They treat you with respect and make you feel like they are there 24 /7 on your sell or purchase of your property! Thanks again guys. I’ve used you a few times over the years, and would not hesitate to call you if I’m in the market to buy or sell again!!!!”

Sam


“We worked with THEbTEAM in the spring of 2016. As we were moving from St Catharines from another city, the guidance and support Patrick and Liana provided were priceless. They made sure we not only found a home we loved, in a neighbourhood we loved — they made sure we made a good investment.”

Stephanie & Mike


“In June 2015 my quest to purchase my very own home began. I approached the task with excitement but also fear; Excitement to become a home owner, Fear because of the novelty of the experience. Then, Liana Romano from McGarr Realty came into my life. I saw an ad for a house I liked on my Facebook page and I sent a message to the person who posted the ad. Liana contacted me to set up seeing the property. Her response was prompt which started the process of purchasing my first new home. On a Saturday morning in June, Liana accommodated my working schedule and met with me without hesitation to see the property I was interested in to possibly buy. In addition, she also set up viewings for similar properties in the neighbourhood. In retrospect, I was so glad that she did. This approach, as I am certain Liana was aware the entire time, helped me appreciate what I really wanted and also would not want in a place to call “home”. Liana was organized, strategic and above all else professional. She spoke honestly and would point out positive and negative features of a house that I was otherwise naïve to notice or recognize. Liana found the house I wanted; Everything I told Liana I would want in a “home”. Then the bidding war began. Liana knew my price point. Liana played fair and assertively to assure staying within my financial means. And then it happened- I put an offer on the house of my current dreams. Liana helped me find a reputable home inspector and got me through all the paper work and legalities of home purchasing. Liana was great! My one year anniversary, of owning a home, was in July 2016 and I am grateful for Liana and all her skills and knowledge as a Realtor.”

Assunta


“Can’t say enough great things about our experience with Patrick Burke, THEbTEAM and McGarr. First time home buying started off as a stressful and scary experience before we’d chosen a realtor, but Patrick did an excellent job of giving us excellent guidance and advice, while still stepping back when necessary to make sure we made the important decisions ourselves. We are so happy with our first home, and look forward to working with Patrick, THEbTEAM and McGarr again in the future.”

Chelsea & Brad


“Hi Patrick and Jim…I just want to give you some feedback on your mailing card for Canada Day. I thought it was a great, useful, touching and original idea. I did both of your recipes and they are travelling between my friends in Niagara and Montreal. I served the coleslaw with Pulled Pork and your delicious Mango Salsa with Chicken Hamburgers and latin music…You and Jim are an EXCEPTIONAL REAL ESTATE professional team, please don’t change!”

Diane and Andre


“When we decided it was time to move from our downtown character home, we gave Patrick a call. From first contact, he was friendly, professional and, above all, knowledgeable about the area we were trying to sell in. He guided us through everything from renovations on our house to selling price, always in his calm and even manner. The professional photographs and web page for our listing were spectacular and our house sold in 48 hours from the time the sign went on the lawn! On the buying end, he was very patient and was always in contact with us about listings he knew we might be interested in. When we finally zeroed in on the north end bungalow we had our hearts set on, Patrick tirelessly worked to show us the house, communicate with the selling agent and process all the paperwork. We were most impressed with his ability to deal with all problems as they arose, including some issues which remained even after we moved. In the end, we got a great deal on our dream home. We highly recommend THEbTEAM to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Thanks again, Patrick!”

Shawn & Tanya Rutledge


“We were first time home buyers and we unsure as to where to start. We had an idea of what we wanted but no idea how to get there. There are so many things that a new home buyer is unaware of when looking – thank goodness we had him. He pointed out what to look for and what to be concerned with, pointed out things that were going to cost money at the start and things to look into updating in the future to improve the resell, and was extremely knowledgeable in regards to the area and what to expect for the neighborhood. He took the time to explain EVERYTHING – We learned so much. Jim helped narrow down what we wanted and found exactly what we had in mind. However, he didn’t stop there. Jim was great in recommending all those other people that are needed when it comes to buying a house. Everyone that he recommended worked out fantastically and as of September 11th, 2008 we are the proud owners of our first home. We can’t thank him enough and there isn’t anyone else I would trust with my next house purchase. Thanks again Jim!!”

Tara Hewson


“Gregg and I would like to thank you for your professionalism in selling our home…we had no doubt that you would do a great job. We will not hesitate to give your name out to any of our friends, family and people we know who are interested in selling or buying.”

Rose & Gregg Mussen


“Jim and Patrick provided us with prompt and professional service. The virtual tour was fantastic and gave our home great exposure. Any questions or concerns we had were dealt with in a timely manner which made the entire process of selling our home stress free and exciting.”

Rocco & Stef Vertucci


“Just a short note to thank you again for all of your patience and hard work in helping us to sell our house. I felt quite a lot of pressure after buying firm in Burlington, and knowing that we needed to get our place in St. Catharines sold in a limited amount of time. The feature sheet and virtual tours were really professional, and I appreciated the fact that you were willing to put in a lot of time educating yourself about some of the more unusual aspects of our property, and just generally, getting the word out, through open houses and via your network of contacts in the business. Your follow through was terrific as well – I was so impressed with your commitment to following up with agents who had shown the house to get feedback, and I always felt as though you were keeping me up-to-date on people’s impressions of our home. More than any of this, though, I was grateful for your calm, steady, and positive attitude throughout the process – it really helped to take the edge off the stress that comes with selling. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends and colleagues in the area (in fact I already have!).”

Tanya Martini


“Just a quick message to thank you for the umpteenth time with the sale of my parents home. As you found out they were more than attached to their place and moving for the first time in 40 years proved to be the most difficult thing they have ever encountered. You showed more patience than I thought a person could have, and I also felt that your marketing approach was exactly the right way to sell it. You know, I’m not sure why other agents don’t use virtual tours online, it seems like the logical thing to do, as to not waste time with buyers who, ultimately, have no interest in the place. It must be the cost! Anyway, thanks again, and stop by when you see my car out.”

Andrew


“Having been an Ontario Land Surveyor for the past thirty years, I’ve dealt with many Real Estate agents on a day-to-day basis …sometimes feeling they put their own interest ahead of their clients. When it came time for me to sell my own house, a century-plus house in a rural setting …I had some trepidation that I would not get enough effort to make the sale. That’s when Patrick Burke came into the picture…he prepared a very professional-looking brochure for distribution, and viewing on the internet. Combined with several “open-houses”, we had a good offer on the house after 19 days of listing the house. I would definitely recommend Patrick to all my friends and professional colleagues.”

Andrew Cameron, P.Eng., O.L.S.


“The quality that stands out first and foremost is Patrick’s honesty. His knowledge is extensive and he knows how to fulfill expectations… He is dedicated to serving your needs and building sincere relationships. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with the home Patrick found for us…”

Richard & Kim Brown


“On behalf of our family I would like to thank you for the courteous, polite, professional manner in which you conducted yourself on the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old. I would not hesitate for a second in recommending you to anyone in need of a real estate agent. The whole process was painless. Thanks again and if I hear of anyone looking for an agent I will give them your name and relate to them our positive experience.”

Bill & Linda Lounsbury


“Coming from Toronto and not knowing the area that well, Patrick was very helpful in giving me a good grounding in the marketplace. He also focused on what I was looking for and showed me relevant properties. I found what I was looking for after seeing just a handful of homes. Very efficient and stress free.”

Leon Hildebrandt


“This being our first house purchase, we were nervous. Patrick gave us guidance and a steady hand. He made it fun and in a weird way, too easy. I hope that if we have to go thru buying a house again, it’s with Patrick.”

Heather & Grant Burt


“As first time home buyers, we were at once daunted and disoriented by the process. Buying a home, we discovered, is not simply a matter of property, it is also an emotional and psychological negotiation. Patrick Burke listened carefully to us and helped us determine our own sense of what we wanted. His expertise in the field provided us with an invaluable and lasting education. Intelligent, sensitive, and generous, Patrick made our home-buying experience a positive one and we have not hesitated to recommend him to others.”

Adam Dickinson and Erin Knight


“When we were looking to buy a home, a friend of ours recommended Jim as a Realtor that knows his job & works hard to get the job done. We were more than pleased with the results. Thanks again Jim!!”

Brian & Patricia O’Rourke


“Meeting Patrick was a sheer coincidence… and what a lucky break for our family! The quality that stands out most prominently, when meeting Patrick Burke, is genuine interest in serving your needs. He is extremely informed and his honesty shines through. He is courteous and always available. He is first and foremost a professional in his field and a true gentleman. We are new to St Catharines but Patrick made our experience and transition comfortable and stress-free. We had planned to rent. After meeting Patrick we decided to purchase (a condo) instead. Thank you Patrick for your genuine interest in our situation and expert advice and guidance through every step of our experience. We wish you every success imaginable in your career. Our future real estate needs will be in good hands.”

Miriam, Ugo and Christian, Hamilton


“Thanks again for all your help in buying our new home and selling our home. We really appreciated your expertise and your professionalism that led to selling our house so quickly. The pamphlets/ feature sheets were beautiful, and your advice along the way was very helpful. Although buying and selling a home can be stressful, we never felt any pressure from you — you were fun to work with! We are recommending you to our friends.”

Cheryl McCormick


“Thanks so much Jim. We love our new house!!”

Travis & Mary


“When I decided to purchase my first home, I was overwhelmed with information. Patrick was generous with both his time and patience, and I was surprised how quickly he got a handle on what I was truly looking for. I eagerly anticipated viewing any home that he recommended because it was obvious how much thought had gone into his choices. If I had known how painless the whole process would be, I would definitely have done this sooner. Anyone looking for their first home is sure to have a smooth transition to home-ownership and have some fun along the way with Patrick. Thanks for all your hard work Patrick – I couldn’t be happier!”

Beth Jones


“We were very cautious about the process of selling & buying a new house. Jim made the process much easier than we expected. His knowledge of homes was very helpful…he answered important questions that we didn’t even know to ask. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to our friends & family.”

Mark & Claudio DiPietro


Bill & Linda Lounsbury
(bought, sold, referred)
llounsbury@gmail.com

Sam & Kari DiPasquale
(bought, sold, referred)
kari@northwoodfair.com

Mark & Claudia DiPietro
(bought, referred)
mdipietro1@cogeco.ca

Brian & Patricia O’Rourke
(bought, referred)
borourke@cogeco.ca

Tilmon & Lydia Arsenault
(bought, sold, referred)
randifunguy@hotmail.com

Brent & Susan Abernethy
(bought, sold)

Paul & Bridget Savoia
(bought, sold, referred)
paul.savoia@sympatico.ca

Travis & Mary Jo Cairns
(bought, sold, referred)
travis.cairns@bell.ca

Mary Jo
(bought, sold, referred)
maryjog86@hotmail.com

James Small
(bought, sold, referred)