My wife and I were first time home buyers and had no idea where to start. Afaf guided us through the whole process, step by step. From setting us up with a fantastic mortgage broker to referring us to an amazing home inspector. But most importantly, she was able to help us find our perfect home within a matter of weeks. To top it all off, she was able to negotiate on our behalf an exceptional price far below what we had budgeted for. Overall, Afaf is excellent at what she does and provides top notch service with a high level of expertise and a great deal of patience. Working with her has been a pleasure. My wife and I would highly recommend her to all of our family and friends!
Lucas and Catherine
Afaf was instrumental to me in the home-buying process. From beginning to end, she communicated effectively and efficiently and was available at all times to answer any questions I had. Especially being a first-time home buyer, I had very little knowledge about what I wanted or the process of home buying. However, Afaf walked me through different aspects of buying a home and helped me figure out what I was looking for. She showed me plenty of options for many weeks, and was very honest in her opinion of each property. When it finally came time to make an offer, she was very communicative and helped explain to me how the whole process worked. I could not have done this without her, and I will be recommending her to my friends and family looking for a realtor as well as use her in the future.
She wasn’t shy to tell us what needed to be done and even when we were exhausted she gently nudged us along and even pitched it to get things perfect for Listing Day. This included her suggesting to have our home professionally staged and stressed the importance of having everything perfect. We were convinced and so glad we took her advice. Afaf was there helping to stage our home and wasn’t afraid to vacuum, spot clean or help organize a closet or two. She is meticulous and an “A Type” in an understatement.
I contacted Afaf because I saw her ad at a bus stop by my condo and I'm really glad I reached out to her. This was my first time selling and she was extremely helpful and supportive. Afaf spent time walking me through the process of selling a condo and was very knowledgeable and patient with me. We talked about selling it as is or touching up the walls and closets. She convinced me to make the small investment for a quick sale and a larger return and what a huge difference it made! She sold my condo in less than a month and was a great negotiator and advocate. She even helped to track down condo documents that were hard to come by. This was a seamless process and it's thanks to Afaf. I can't say enough good things about Afaf and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an amazing realtor!
We have worked with several realtors in the past and Afaf is our favourite! A friend recommended Afaf to us and we are so glad we called her. Afaf is knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy, hardworking, and patient.
On top of all that, she is a super nice lady. She is easy to talk to and great with our kids!
We looked at a lot of houses and Afaf always made sure she had time for us, we never felt rushed. We appreciated her honest advice and professional opinions. She was always straight up with us and it truly felt like she wanted us to find the right house.
Once we found our house, she helped us address all the things that came up in the home inspection. She made sure we felt comfortable moving forward and helped us with getting a fair price.
Thank you so much for all your help, Afaf. We can’t wait to move into our new home next week. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone looking for a realtor!
Keiko and Jacob
Going through the home buying experience can be a very frustrating and tiresome process especially if you don’t have the right realtor. This was definitely not the case for us! Our relocation agent got us in touch with Afaf before we started searching for our perfect home. She set us up with a portal with our search criteria and we began to short list homes we wanted to see. First time we met Afaf we were impressed with her professionalism and her experience. She was able to tell us what features were in trend and what things would need to be fixed or upgraded and how much it would cost. We never felt rushed at any of the 12+ properties we saw in one day! Finally when we made our decision to make an offer, Afaf was instrumental in getting us the price we wanted! She provided invaluable advice during the negotiations and we were able to take a quick possession! Even after the offer was accepted she went above and beyond with providing us with contact information for various companies (property inspectors, cleaning services, insurance, utilities, etc.) and even coordinated with some of them to help us get settled in to our new home as soon as possible! We cannot thank her enough for making this process so easy for us. We definitely recommend Afaf if you want to get the best quality service!
From the time we first contacted Afaf about selling our house, it was clear to us that her knowledge, passion and experience in Calgary real estate would be key in helping us navigate through the entire process.
Her market research was instrumental in both determining a selling price point and steering us towards what we needed to do in order to be ready to list. Afaf’s expertise and attention to detail in staging blew us away, and we were amazed at how spacious and modern she made our 25 year old house look.
Clearly, she knows what buyers are looking for and ensured that our house had just that. In what is clearly a Buyer’s Market and within 1 day of hitting MLS, our house sold for full asking price, and we could not have been more pleased.
Afaf’s ability to clearly communicate with every stakeholder was really appreciated and we were updated on every action she was taking. It didn’t matter what time, or what day of the week it was, she was at work on our behalf.
We couldn’t have been more satisfied with the outcome of our house sale and know that Afaf was our best possible choice as a realtor. We have already referred her to our neighbors and will continue to refer her to our neighbors, friends and family!
Thanks Afaf, for selling our home in 1 day for FULL LIST!
Very Happy Clients,
Mary-Ann & Randy Link
We were given Afaf’s name through our relocation agency. She is a very dedicated, personable and hard-working realtor who always puts her clients first. She went above and beyond to market the house beautifully with pictures and brochures and stressed the importance of staging the house. Afaf always kept us up to date on the prospective buyers and is very knowledgeable about the housing market. She spent countless amount of time ensuring everything was up-to-date the way a buyer would want to see it and she works well with other realtors.
We realized how de-cluttering and staging makes a huge difference in the home-buying process when we got multiple showing requests and multiple offers!
We wouldn’t have been able to do it without Afaf and definitely recommend her as your realtor!
Umair and Sidra
AFTER RECEIVING THE NEWS ABOUT MAKING THE TOP 10 IN 2018 AT RE/MAX FIRST:
(From My Very First Client)
You rock my friend! Very proud of you & so happy to be part of your legacy.
Congratulations Afaf! Wow, in such a tough market too.
Congrats Afaf! Awesome!
Congratulations on making top 10! That’s Amazing! I’m so proud of you!
A big Congratulations! You have worked so hard over the past 13 years and it’s well deserved! I am very proud of you!
Congratulations! I know from personnel experience you deserve the award. In selling our home you were always there and always kept us up to date on all and any activity in our area. Thank you and again Congratulations!
Jim + Sue Anderson
Congratulations on being in the top 10! That doesn’t surprise me at all as you are so good at your job!
Cheers to you, Kathleen B.
Congratulations, you deserve it!!!
All the Best, Stacey Bozak
Congratulations on a successful 2018! Cheers to an even better 2019 for you,
Regards, Maria Quimsing
This is wonderful news. You have worked so hard and you also have clients that love you and refer you. I’m so happy for you!
Rena St. Clair
Congratulations on achieving Top 10 Afaf! That’s Terrific!
Congratulations Afaf!!! I’m so proud of you. That’s Amazing!
You love what you do and this recognition is so Well deserved, my friend! I’ve always said you are a real “go-getter” in this industry. Congratulations!!
Our first time of us trying to sell our house left us with a bad experience and somewhat, hopeless.
My husband and I were in desperate need to sell our little condo and buy a larger home to fit our growing family. Before meeting Afaf, we had tried selling our place with another Realtor and that experience wasn’t at all what we thought it would be. It left us with negative vibes, exhausted and unsure if we wanted to try again. We felt that if ever realtor was like this, then there is no way we would ever be able to get into a larger home. We felt stuck with our current place and we had no idea on what to do.
After the contract was up with the first realtor, we decided to wait and rethink our plan. We then decided to reach out to friends on Facebook and one of our close friends recommended Afaf, a family friend that she had known for a very long time and as well, their realtor. We had only heard wondering things about Afaf when she was our friend’s realtor so there wasn’t much hesitation to call her that night.
Calling Afaf and speaking with her about our past experience and our goals for the future, help lift a huge amount of weight off our shoulders. The very next day, she called us back and told us everything about the market near our place and her fees. Afaf left nothing out. She gathered so much information about our property and the surrounding area in such a short time. We didn’t hesitate to sign a contract with her.
Right away she displayed determination, passion, and professionalism, strive and even love. I say love because she only showed us nothing but it and even to this day, she asks us how we are doing. Even when the contract is completed, she still cares for her clients.
She came with us to every showing we went to and offered her opinion. She gave us all the time we needed and we never felt rushed. She helped us get deals on our new place and made sure that the builder marked every change and request on the forms. Afaf, you made the shopping experience for a new house amazing. Even our builder told us on several occasions that we have an awesome Realtor. They took the words right out of our mouth.
I would recommend Afaf to everyone. I have spoken only positive words about her and the experience we had. Everyone knew that that meant a lot because our first Selling experience was the worst!
What other realtor can sell a place in 3 weeks and help us buy the next week after?
Thank you so much Afaf for making our lives so much more complete. We got our dream home because of you at an amazing price. You helped create a beautiful home for our children.
You are welcomed at our home anytime. We consider you a very close friend.
Gabrielle and Curtis Cadger
Our search for the perfect acreage has finally been completed! Afaf was the listing agent for this property and we decided to work directly with her on the purchase. She was very professional in looking after the seller's interests, and balancing that with helping us to work through the purchase process. We had hundreds of questions and Afaf was always there to answer her phone or meet with us to work through the details. When we completed the purchase and needed some exterior stone work done she lined us up with her son, who is a general contractor, and he looked after all the details to get the work done.
We were looking for house in west part of Calgary for almost one year. Our friends saw the Open House Sign for the upcoming weekend for a new listing on their block. We looked it up online and loved the beautiful photos for what we thought was a well priced home. On Sunday, my husband and I decide to travel from one side of the city to view the house. As soon as we step into the house, WOW! We immediately fell in love. Updated, neutral paint color, beautiful new hardwood floor, brand new plush carpet and gorgeous open house plan were enough to know that we wanted to make this our new home! You cannot believe how many people were at the Open House milling about. Afaf introduced herself to everyone who walked in. Seemed to remember everyone’s names and would stop to see them out when she could. We asked Afaf questions which she answered easily and mentioned all the items which had been replaced, repaired and inspected. She was professional and knew the market! We told her that we wanted to write an offer and she asked us to contact her after the Open House closed.
About an hour after the Open house we sat down with Afaf and she explained to us that someone else who visited the Open House also asked her to write an offer and she just completed the paperwork for them. She also made us aware that she already received an offer the night before and that agent had sent over a revision during the open house and that she received multiple texts from other agents who said that they would be sending over an offer. She carefully explained that in this multiple offer situation, just as the other buyer had, we could chose to represent ourselves and she could write the offer for us or we could choose another agent to represent us and that she could only represent the seller.
We decided that we were comfortable representing ourselves and Afaf guided us through the necessary paperwork explaining everything along the way and answered all of our questions. We felt totally at ease and comfortable with the process. This was our dream house and even in this buyer’s market we comfortable paying much higher price than the list price. She was presenting all offers the next morning at 9 am. She informed us that she received 9 offers. The sellers asked everyone to resubmit offers by 2 pm because one of the buyers wanted to resubmit their offer and they wanted everyone to have the same opportunity. We decided to make a change to the possession date but were comfortable with the price we offered. We were lucky enough to be the successful offer!
Afaf’s communication was second to none, keeping us informed along the way and up to the possession day. She continued to answer all of our questions and had all receipts for the updates, inspections and repairs organized and at the house for us!
She is energetic, honest, and enthusiastic and you can tell she loves what she does! When we decide to sell our present home or our new home we will call Afaf and would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. She is a true professional. You just have to meet her!
Yan & Jingeng
We were out of the country and were referred to 2 agents by our relocation company. Afaf contacted us right away and was immediately engaged in what we needed. So much so that we told our Relocation Company that we will not be needing the info from any other agent. She went above and beyond what we would call normal duties of a Realtor. She walked through our tenant occupied home and gave us a list of must dos.
She put together a Market analysis if we sold our home as is and gave us a market anaylsis of our home if we invested dollars to updated our home to suit buyer’s in this “BUYER’S MARKET”. Let us tell you, Afaf does not do anything half way! She advised us to replace all the flooring including the basement carpet that was in Ok Shape to insure that the house flowed and that Buyers loved everything about our house. She helped choose the hardwood, carpet and paint. She had every inspection, service, repair and cleaning organized and completed including cold air returns, heat vents, sink stoppers and replaced everything up to the smallest knob.
She stressed the importance of having our home staged and WOW, IT LOOKED AMAZING! She was right! If we lived in Calgary we would have wanted to stay in our home! Although she was confident we could list for much higher than we did she gave us the option to list at a lower price and get Multiple Offers and IT WORKED!
Listed Friday, 11 showings, Open House Sunday with over 100 people in attendance and by Monday morning we had 9 offers! We got $18,100 OVER LIST in what everyone was calling a ‘BUYER’S MARKET” Not this house! WE WERE BLOWN AWAY!
We continued to get inquiries, showings and offers while the successful buyer’s secured financing and a home inspection. Even Home Inspector was impressed!
She is not just a Pretty Face! She KNOWS REAL ESTATE, She is UP FRONT, TO THE POINT, WONDERFUL COMMUNICATOR, GETS THINGS DONE, AMAZING NEGOTIATOR, & DELIVERS RESULTS YOU CAN TAKE TO THE BANK!
We would absolutely recommend Afaf Jomaa to anyone looking for an exceptional Realtor!
BLOWN AWAY! Ryan & Angela
Afaf is the professional, knowledgeable, wonderful communicator and negotiator!
Once our tenants moved out we wanted to sell our property. We were not sure how we would do that as we were going away for 6 weeks. Afaf sat down with us and gave us a market value and estimated days it would take to sell this home, As Is. She also took the time to recommend some updates which would help sell our property faster at a high price faster that trying to sell it as is.
We trusted Afaf so much that we gave her the keys to the house and went away for 6 weeks. She kept us up to date on the progess with emails and pictures of the progress. When we returned our property was updated, staged and ready to be listed. The transformation was amazing! So much so that we thought that maybe we should move into it!
Afaf kept us informed of any and all feedback and always answered our phone calls, emails and texts promptly. When we did received an offer she was a great negotiator and we are happy to say that our property sold in 6 weeks even in what definitely is a Buyer’s Market!
We are grateful for all of her hard work, countless phone calls, emails and texts!
If you are looking for a consummate professional who will help you sell your home quickly and for the most money in any market we strongly recommend Afaf.
Thank you, Afaf! We will be calling you again!
Wei and Qing
Anyone who says; “Realtors make too much money for what little they do” has never had Afaf Jomaa as a realtor! When my husband and I decided to sell our house in what can be called a “buyer’s market”, we did not know what to expect. We wondered if we were in for a long, drawn out process. Afaf was honest and very open about the market trends. We received emails daily from her with links to homes on the market comparable to ours. Afaf made recommendations as to what we could do to make our home “stand out”. Most of these recommendations including decluttering meant work for us, but Afaf was confident these would help sell our home quicker. So we listened. That was just the beginning of all Afaf does for her clients. She helped us navigate a few outstanding items to attain permits, advised us on preparing our yard to insure when we called the survey company to do the RPR that they only had to come out once and consulted with the real estate lawyer to insure timelines were met.
She then had our home professionally measured, then came the staging of our house. Afaf supplied all of the merchandise bought out of her own pocket. She arrived with her SUV literally stuffed full of pictures, pillows, linen and knickknacks that transformed our house into a show home. And I did nothing but watch her find the perfect place for everything. She knew exactly where she wanted what. I had no idea a realtor needed interior design knowledge. That’s not all. Then came the professional pictures. Everything had to be perfect and was.
The emails too numerous to count, the phone calls for information, legalities, the coordination of showings and general constant, open communication took hours of her time and kept us feeling like we were her only client, yet we knew we were 1 of many. Afaf was patient, when we were confused or had a lot of questions, made helpful suggestions when we felt like we had too much to do, but more importantly, she was calm when each new curve ball came our way, and there were many!
Our home conditionally sold in the first week and the first time home buyer got cold feet. Afaf reached out to another agent who had an interested buyer and within a couple of days that sale was FIRM. Our home was SOLD within 2 weeks of being listed because she worked tirelessly everyday for us. Afaf gets results with her listings because she works for you, with you and educates you along the way. If you want results and you are willing to listen to the advice of a true professional, Afaf will be there with you. Afaf said something one day I think I will always remember, that accurately describes the house selling experience in my opinion – “Selling a home is like riding a roller coaster. You get in, hang on and pray you don’t throw up!”
We cannot thank Afaf enough for her professionalism, knowledge, patience, kindness, honesty and dedication.
Jay and Paula Richardson
June 25, 2018
Sharon and I have been investing in real estate for almost ten years and attribute our success to the strong network of individuals with whom we work. Since moving from Toronto to Calgary about eight years ago, we have been weary of getting into the local market until recently, as we did not have that same network here. After “searching” for a real estate agent for some time, a friend of ours recommended Afaf. It did not take long for us to “hit it off”.
Afaf is not only a consummate professional at what she does, her knowledge of the market and especially real estate investing was highly beneficial. Throughout the whole process of trying to find a suitable investment property, we felt we had a partner in Afaf. Her goal was not simply to make the sale, but she went above and beyond to ensure there was a true fit. This sometimes meant she would recommend we pass on something which looked good to us, but had nuances which she saw and brought to our attention. This is looking out for the client.
It was just under a year since we signed with her and began looking at multiple properties before finally buying. There was not a single moment when we felt she was becoming impatient with us as she was always accommodating with her schedule. She was with us along the entire way and made sure every step was easy and as stress free as possible.
We are very pleased with the service which Afaf has provided and with the purchase we have made. We will definitely recommend Afaf as an Agent (and have already done so) and look forward to working with her again on our next purchase(s).
Gary & Sharon Reid
If you are looking for a realtor who has your best interest at heart, then look no further than Afaf Jomaa! We moved our family to southern Alberta over Christmas break and couldn’t find a house right away. Afaf helped us find a rental and kept in close contact with us before we moved down. I felt that Afaf got to know our family and our needs very quickly and so was able to find houses that would be a good fit for us. She helped us look into areas that we previously hadn’t considered and as a result we found our new home!! We also felt like Afaf was in our corner, looking out for our needs and always had time for us. Afaf definitely went above and beyond as our realtor. We would not hesitate to use Afaf again for buying or selling. We highly recommend Afaf to find your home, you won’t be disappointed!
Dion and Chantel
As first time homebuyers, we were so excited and eager to purchase the perfect home. Afaf Jomaa was very supportive and encouraging during the house hunting process. She went out of her way to view houses, at short notice, all across Calgary. Whether it was one house, or a day of hunting, Afaf made the home buying process fun and exciting every time. She seemed to press pause on her own life for us.
During the entire process we always felt that we were her main priority and that she was always honest and had our best interests in mind. Afaf provided us with all the information we needed in order to make an educated decision. She was very knowledgeable about the Calgary housing market and was sure to provide information on the location, surrounding neighborhood, and all house details.
We are so grateful for everything that Afaf has done for us and continues to do. In the end, Afaf was the reason we were able to find the home that we did. Enough can’t be said about her dedication, ambition, and determination. The pride that she takes in her craft is inspiring, she always goes above and beyond what is required. We would recommend Afaf to any homebuyer who appreciates honesty, sincerity, and professionalism.
Thank you so much Afaf, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Zach and Michelle
We had the pleasure of having Afaf Jomaa as our realtor while buying our first home in Calgary. We first met Afaf at an open house she was hosting in SW Calgary. We took her card and she signed us up for an MLS search. She touched base with us every couple of months and when we had a big enough down payment for a home purchase about 1year later we contacted her to let her know we were ready to start our search. Afaf was very professional and knowledgeable about the entire home buying process. She has contacts for everything you could need when it comes to owning a home. Afaf never made us feel like an inconvenience for viewing many homes on many dates. She helped us to weed out some of the prospective homes on the market and to understand why they were not the right home for us.
When looking at homes she was very thorough and showed us so many tricks about viewing, what was done well and what was not, and what to watch out for. She got right up on furniture to feel the walls and ceiling and look at the windows, we were very impressed by her hands on approach. Her experience is evident and she really cared about finding us our forever home. Afaf became a friend throughout the process and we enjoyed our dates to view more homes with her. She was always available when I would send a text or call her with a question and was quick to reply any emails I sent. We found a wonderful home and got it well within our budget with Afaf’s help.
Whenever we have an issue I call Afaf first to get her advice on what to do and she always has a contact or the right knowledge about what to do. When we first moved in we found we had a backup in the basement, Afaf told us to call the city first to get our sewage looked at. The issue was from the house sitting and not having water flowing through it during the selling process, we had it fixed for free which we had no idea was an option.
We are so thankful to Afaf and lucky to have her experience and knowledge on our side when buying this home. We have settled now and keep in contact with Afaf because we really feel cared for by her. We will definitely use Afaf in the future through the selling and buying process. Thank you so much for your care Afaf.
Teresa Neetz and Steven Hooge.
We are new to Calgary and were in the market to purchase a new home. Not knowing any realtors in the area we asked around and were very happy to be referred to Afaf Jomaa. She went above and beyond to help us find our home. We lived outside the city and she me us any time in different areas of Calgary and surrounding areas to help us determine where we wanted to live. Afaf even dedicated a whole day just driving us around Calgary showing us the different neighborhoods and amenities in each. She is very knowledgeable about Calgary and is easy to work with.
To be honest, Afaf knew us better than ourselves and lead us to our new home. The new home we purchased was not in an area that we were familiar with and she emailed us the listing and told us all about the home and neighborhood. Looking at the listing we weren’t sure about it but agreed to add it to our tour the next day. The home Afaf suggested was prefect! It is a gorgeous home in a great location, close to amenities and work.
After our offer was accepted Afaf was there to guide us to all of the different professionals in Calgary to help us through the process including lawyers, inspectors and contractors for some changes we wanted to make. Over the years we have purchased many homes in different cities with different agents and are happy to say that every suggestion Afaf gave us were amazing. We were very pleased with the whole process. Afaf was always available to answer any questions with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. We were never left wondering about anything regarding the process because she was in constant communication with is. We would definitely refer her to our friends and family and if we ever decide to move she will be the agent we hire to market and sell our home!!!
Thanks to Afaf our family is very happy in our new home!
B and D Bullock
Afaf has been an exceptional realtor, she has sold our house in a week and made it smooth and painless. Afaf also worked hard at helping us find our home, she was always available and eager to help, very professional and friendly.
Afaf Jomaa has been our realtor and friend for 6 years. We have asked Afaf to list 2 homes as well as help us with our home search! Afaf first sold our home in the Wentworth area of Calgary around 3 years ago. Most recently Afaf listed and sold our home on Spring Willow Drive in the south west of Calgary. We understood with the current housing market in Calgary that this sale could potentially take some time however with Afaf's help in staging our home and her skill in marketing our home sold in 1 day close to our asking price!
Afaf referred us to a realtor in the Ottawa area who was able to find us a home that met all of our needs as we relocated from Calgary to Ottawa this past summer. Afaf stayed in touch with us and our realtor here to ensure that we received the level of service she gives all of her clients.
During the ups and downs of selling and looking for a new home Afaf has supported our family and has consistently gone the extra mile to make sure we are happy! Without hesitation we would recommend Afaf as a realtor to friends and family as we know she would provide the same level of service to everyone!!
The Avery Family
Our residence in S.W. Calgary had been on the market for an extended period of time, lots of showings, but few offers. Afaf listed and sold the neighbor's home which I thought would be a hard house to sell in approximately 50 days.
With that in mind, we offered the listing to Afaf who immediately made recommendations and staged our home , took professional grade pictures, and held open houses. We had a lot of interest, more showings and a few offers. Like our neighbors, the house sold in just over 50 days, in a soft market.
She loves what she does, and it shows...........more than willing to go the extra mile for her clients in order to get results. She is highly motivated, and competent with a positive attitude.
We would recommend Afaf Jomaa as a realtor to anyone who wants to sell their home in Calgary and the surrounding communities.
Rick and Sandy Scurr
Testimonial about Afaf Jomaa – She’s the Best in the Business!!
As sellers, we could not have wished for a better realtor on our side. The sale of our home took some urgency as my spouse was asked to transfer abroad and it was important to sell our home quickly. Afaf was knowledgeable, diligent and gave us honest feedback concerning the market value of our home in today’s “sluggish” local economy. From the very beginning of our business relationship, she showed a true sense of commitment and diligence with respect to all our needs and concerns.
Afaf even devoted an entire afternoon staging our home so that it looked its best for the listing’s photographs and future showings! Needless to say, we were impressed, as no other real estate agent had ever done that for us in our previous real estate dealings. From that moment on, we knew we had made the right decision in engaging Afaf as our agent.
Afaf is passionate about what she does and it shows. Afaf also made us feel as if we were her only clients, always returning our calls and emails right away. Afaf handled all three open houses personally and she followed up with prospective buyers, which ultimately led to a buyer for our home. Afaf has a tireless work ethic and she is simply a true delight to work with! Most importantly, she was able to sell our home within a short time from when it was listed. That is what we call results!!
Sonia and Raymond Suire
If you are looking for a realtor who truly CARES and will do EVERYTHING she can to get your house sold - call Afaf Jomaa!
We met Afaf a few years ago and instantly knew that if we were to ever list our home, she would be our first choice in hiring a realtor. Afaf is knowledgeable about the housing market - she knew exactly how to price and market our home at the time of listing. She is extremely well connected in the city, she gives sound advice, she is honest and forthright and is a dedicated hard worker who puts her clients first. When realtors were not available to show our home to their clients, Afaf would offer do the showings herself! She always forwarded us the feedback from all showings and we never had to ask Afaf for anything. Afaf marketed our home beautifully with professional brochures and photography and she always went above and beyond. What sets Afaf apart from other big names and real estate 'specialists' is how personable she is - how she truly cares about her clients being happy and satisfied and the time SHE puts in to PERSONALLY make sure it happens.
We ended up having multiple offers on our home. Afaf stayed with us for hours throughout each negotiation and explained, in detail, everything that we needed to understand. She is extremely calm and professional with other realtors and does not put up with or give in to the games some of them can play. We always enjoyed listening to her negotiate on the phone because she would speak exactly what we were thinking! Afaf has a good read on people - sellers, buyers, agents - and a sound understanding of the psychology of buying and selling homes.
The sale of our home ended up being an un-precedented one. Afaf was by our side every step of the way and was a great support and voice for us through this experience. She did her research, checked in with us daily, and made sure everything was on course. We truly felt that Afaf put her life on hold for us and we will be forever grateful for the wonderful job she did selling our home.
Heather and John M.
Afaf Jomaa's professionalism and enthusiasm helped make my home selling experience quick and effortless, even in a challenging market. Her organized, honest and sincere approach combined with a high level of integrity make her an easy choice for any real estate needs.
We had the pleasure of meeting Afaf after being referred to her by our friend. We had been considering the possibility of selling our home in Cougar Ridge and thought it was time to sit down with a Realtor and we’re so happy to have met Afaf!
Her first question for us is “Why do you want to sell?” She listened intently and answered all of our questions thoroughly. Afaf shared information she has garnered with her over 10 years as a Realtor as well as when she renovated, built a home and as a landlord. We had a long conversation about the market looked at the comparable sales and numbers and to our surprise Afaf recommended that we do not sell.
Afaf helped us take a step back and take some time to consider important facts. Afaf gave us suggestions on what to do to in the meantime to increase the future marketability of our home and names of professionals to help us. We are so thankful to you, Afaf, for helping us make the right decision.
Afaf is very warm and personable and we really enjoyed chatting with her and appreciate the time she spent with us. Without question, we recommend Afaf to assist with any questions you may have about buying or selling. You can count on her genuine, honest approach for you and your family.
We will definitely be working with Afaf when we’re ready to sell our home.
Leanne & Paula Magnuson
Recently, I had the distinct pleasure and honour to work with Afaf to sell a home in Calgary. Afaf was recommended to me by a friend and she was absolutely right in saying what a great realtor Afaf was.
As I do not live in Alberta, Afaf and I were able to have one face-to-face meeting prior to the house going on the market. Even though I live at a distance, Afaf demonstrated that she was very knowledgeable about comparators in the area of Calgary in which the house was listed, sound marketing strategies, and realistic pricing skills . Afaf was a great communicator and she always had me 'in the loop' so that I knew at any given time what was happening with the sale. Afaf communicated with me on daily basis by telephone and/or email or written documentation when required, and always informed me quickly after any changes or issues with the sale. She guided the process with a true sense of professionalism, answering my questions fully, assisting me to understand some of the vagaries of the current real estate market in Calgary all the while being supportive and very helpful. She has excellent negotiation skills and was able to act on my behalf to my benefit.
Afaf went more than the extra mile, she went extra miles for me. A couple of examples of many, prove this point: Afaf ensured that she personally collected and delivered crucial documents from other agencies and delivered to my lawyer in Calgary; she assisted an out of town family member to receive an item from the house after it had sold. She always ensured that my being at a distance was really no distance at all!
If you are looking for a realtor who is truly professional in her work, an excellent communicator in different forms of communication on an immediate basis, a good negotiator and marketer and always there to guide you within the process, then you will have chosen well with having Afaf act on your behalf in selling or buying real estate in Calgary. I highly recommend Afaf for your real estate requirements.
Afaf Jomaa listed our home in Wentworth at a time where the market was soft and houses in our price range were not selling quickly. Afaf was in regular contact, provided excellent suggestions regarding staging and preparing for showings and open houses, and offered help wherever needed. We feel that it was with her help and guidance that we sold quickly and received an offer very close to our asking price.
Afaf was patient with us as we looked at numerous homes often saying "I love what I do" and provided excellent guidance on resale value, fair market prices for homes and reasonable offers. We ultimately found a beautiful home suggested to us by Afaf and feel that we purchased it for the right price.
We couldn't be happier with the service, dedication, professionalism, availability and hard work Afaf demonstrated throughout the process of us selling and buying our new family home. We would highly recommend her as your realtor.
Chris and Lisa Avery
Immediately after our initial meeting with Afaf she got right to work researching for the perfect home for us. Over the next 8 months many, many events occurred that required us to change our search criteria a number of times, sometimes on a weekly basis and even when we were in panic mode and wanted to buy something, … anything Afaf kept her focus and made sure we stayed on course.
Even in a down market homes in our price range were selling quickly and often with multiple offers. When found the perfect home Afaf insured that we put in an offer quickly to avoid multiple offers and negotiated a lower than list price! After the home inspection Afaf also negotiated the repairs to be completed by the Seller by possession date. Afaf insured that the Amendment was written in such a way that if the repairs were not completed by the possession date we would be reimbursed for those repairs which we were. She then referred us to professionals to get these deficiencies taken care of and even went out and found us the light we needed to replace one which was missing.
Afaf was encouraging and continually look out for our best interests even in areas not related to Real Estate. She constantly checked in with us and helped whenever and wherever she could. She went as far as accompaning us to an appliance store where she refers clients and we received a significant discount on the purchase of our new appliances. She also bought us a substantial housewarming gift which we now know if not the norm in the Real Estate industry.
She absolutely went above and beyond her duties and far surpassed our expectations as a Realtor.
We consider Afaf a great friend and we cannot thank her enough for providing with her knowledge and expertise which allowed us to find our dream house that meets our needs and budget.
We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for an expert in the Real Estate field!
Hedieh Hosseini & Vahid Ebrahimipour
(My Very First Clients:)
My husband & I would like to share our experience with Afaf Jomaa as our realtor since 2007.
Nearing our retirement, it was time to start to think about selling our Revenue property. Afaf is a dear friend who had recently acquired her license in Real Estate . The timing was perfect for us to have her list our property. Within days Afaf having done her research on comparable homes in our area, our home was listed, & within 4 days our home sold for FULL LIST PRICE.
Since 2007, we have kept in close contact with Afaf who is a true professional.We have every confidence in referring her to anyone we know that is in the market to either buy or sell a home, as she is kind, caring, but above all has Integrity, & works with confidentiality & professionalism second to none.
Nick & Karen Colabella
When we decided to sell our home we wanted a realtor who was professional, knowledgeable and paid attention to detail.
Afaf Jomaa was all of those things and more! Afaf gave us sound advice and was respectful to our input, which in turn
helped us to get top dollar for our home. Always coming to us with enthusiasm, new information and an extremely pleasant attitude, Afaf made the entire process a positive experience. She knows her job and does it extremely well. We would highly recommend
Afaf to anybody that wants a hard working, experienced realtor to sell their home.
Chris and Linda Buck
Afaf has extensive knowledge of the rental property market in the Calgary area. Afaf helped us find exactly what we were looking for in a very challenging market. Throughout our time with Afaf, she continually provided suggestions and also shared valuable contacts for various related services. We greatly appreciate all of the extras!
Mel & Nick
When we were looking for a new home, we contacted Afaf who took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for. With her dedicated help, we found a beautiful house to call home. Once we found our new home, Afaf prepared an excellent assessment of our existing house for sale. With her listing, including fantastic photos, our house sold very quickly. We highly recommend Afaf – she is dedicated, professional and knowledgeable.
Mark and Brenda Powell
What I loved most about working with Afaf was her honesty. I felt like she wasn’t trying to make a sale but help us find the house that was perfect for us.
My family continues to love the house Afaf secured for us but when we are ready to move on I will call her without a doubt.
We can't really say enough about Afaf, she is a genuine, honest and great person. We felt for the first time that someone was out there helping us with our best interest at heart and not just trying to get a sale. She really helped us consider things we would not have thought of. She went out of her way even as to go and pick us up from work on our lunch hours. In the end she helped us find the house that was right for us. She had restored my faith in realtors, after having a bad taste in my mouth from previous realtors. She has become a friend and we would not use or recommend anyone else.
Jonathan and Marlene MacKinnon
I have known Afaf now for close to ten year and in those ten years I bought two houses. The first house was an easy find, the second not so much... It was a busy market I was not even living in Calgary at the time, so you can imagine how challenging it was for both Afaf and me. Afaf knew what I was looking for and after looking at approximately 40 houses she was sure she found the one right for me!
I trust Afaf so much that when a home was listed that Afaf was excited about she made an appointment to see it immediately. I was out of the province so she Face Timed me and it looked perfect so I put in the offer. Even though there were multiple offers her keen negotiating skills ensured that my offer was the successful one.
She organized a professional home inspection and negotiated a reduction in the purchase price because of a few issues which needed immediate attention. I signed the papers and took possession. Afaf also went above and beyond to help me find a tenant and rent it out while I was out of province. About six months later, after moving back to Calgary, I got to see the house for the first time! I was ecstatic! It was beautiful and in the perfect neighborhood. I honestly think that if I had gone with anyone else, I wouldn't be in the house I'm in today.
Thanks Afaf for your hard work and persistent effort, you are excellent at your work, and an even better friend.
We had previously tried to sell our home, but with no success. Then a friend recommended Afaf Jomaa, from the beginning, we realized that we were in good hands. We found her to be a proactive professional, resourceful, she has a business like manner, good humour and hard working, all great attributes that sold our house, I would recommend Afaf to any owner looking for results or any buyer looking for guidance.
Bernie and Sandra March
“We would like to extend our sincere thanks to you for the way you conducted the sale of our home. You displayed an impressive level of honesty, professionalism and efficiency. We feel that you truly go beyond the general duties of a real estate agent with thorough follow ups, reporting and always being on top of potential buyers. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone considering selling their home."
Laurie & Maureen Leslie
My daughter, Mom and I are deeply grateful for the great service Afaf provided to us as a realtor.
She really was a guiding beacon during the whole process of acquiring a home and I am convinced that only with her sincere and honest advise and expertise we found just the right home for us.
For some reason, I feel like serendipity put Afaf in our way and I am very much thankful for that!
I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me regarding the purchase of my house.
Your insight and honest advice was greatly appreciated. Buying a home for the first time is not an easy thing to do on your own. You really came through for me with your honest opinions and experience in your field.
I love my house more the longer I live here and I owe it all to you!
Thank you so much! :)
There is only one piece of advice we can give to our friends when they want to buy or sell a home – call Afaf Jomaa. When Nicole and I began thinking about purchasing a house together in Calgary, we called Afaf and had a meeting to discuss what we were looking for. Within a few weeks, Afaf had shown us over 60 houses – some we liked and some we didn’t. She had no problems showing us anything that showed a little potential. As well, she had great advice and suggestions about what may be needed in the future for the home.
When we finally picked a house and made an offer just before the listing expired, Afaf worked really hard to get the deal to close. A couple of complications on the sellers’ side slowed the deal, and eventually we thought it wouldn’t come together at all. We began looking at more properties, while Afaf kept working on our favorite house for us. Her hard work – communicating with the sellers, their agent, and us – eventually lead to us closing on the house we really wanted.
Afaf was keen to spend time with us and show us many properties. She was always very well prepared and organized – able to show us many houses in a short period of time. She was always happy to show us whatever houses we wanted and also had some great suggestions of her own. When it came to closing the deal, her persistence and hard work were instrumental in getting us in to our home.
We have no hesitation in recommending Afaf as a truly professional real estate agent to anyone. It would be a mistake not to use her expertise.
Please feel free to contact us personally to further discuss Afaf’s abilities and our experiences in dealing with her.
John Robarts and Nicole Savard
Afaf Jomaa represented us in the sale of our home in Somerset and was a key part of finding our new home in Lakeview. She was again our agent of choice when we decided to relocate from Calgary to Kamloops, BC and was instrumental in helping us sell our Calgary home quickly and efficiently.
Afaf provided us with information on comparable sales in our neighbourhood and took us to see many of the homes that were currently for sale so we would be aware of our competition in the housing market.
Afaf provided advice on staging our home which included advising which walls to paint and which rooms to de-clutter. She called each of the realtors that brought clients for a viewing, sought feedback from them, and ensured we received that feedback on a timely basis.
We would not hesitate to recommend Afaf Jomaa to anyone looking for a professional realtor to sell or buy a home.
Robert and Lleona Livingston