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WORDS OF GRATITUDE

"For several years now, both Ken and Lina from Postcard Homes have always been involved with buying, selling, and finding rental properties for my family and I. From my very first downtown Toronto bachelor condo, all the way to our resent home purchase they offered excellent service, advice and guidance during those stressful times.

No matter what time of day, if my wife and I had any questions or concerns during our various moves, Ken and Lina were always there for us. Not only answering questions, but also providing excellent referrals for movers, lawyers, and mortgage brokers. It's the kind of peace of mind that only experienced, friendly professionals can give, and its what to be expected the moment you hire them. ”

— Mary & Pascal

OUR LISTINGS

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66 Boultbee Ave #7

$799,000

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60 Roseneath Gardens

LEASED

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675 Shaw Street

SOLD

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415 Jarvis St #113

SOLD

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16 Tennis Crescent

SOLD

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660 Pape Ave #109

LEASED

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55 Kings Park Blvd

LEASED

62 Toynbee Trail

SOLD

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6 Endean Avenue

SOLD

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42 Hampton Avenue

SOLD

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97 Langley Avenue

SOLD

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28A Verral Avenue

LEASED

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220 Riverdale Avenue

LEASED

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113 Riverdale Avenue

SOLD

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104 Oakcrest Avenue

SOLD

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20 Cole Street

SOLD

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28 Ted Rogers Way #3809

SOLD

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16 Hursting Avenue

SOLD

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30 Wolfrey Avenue

LEASED

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660 Pape Avenue #109

LEASED

300 Springdale

300 Springdale Boulevard

SOLD

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656 Wellington St. W. Unit C

SOLD

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3 Hassard Avenue

SOLD

74 Langley Avenue

SOLD

326 Carlaw Living Room

326 Carlaw #103 Avenue

SOLD

126 Eastbourne Avenue

SOLD

5 Hanna Avenue #441

SOLD

 

ABOUT US

Who we are

With a combined 33 years in the Toronto real estate market, we provide clarity, knowledge, and solutions to ensure that you get the perfect home at the right price...

Our goal is to create an individualized buying strategy that will align your financial objectives and lifestyle choices in an honest, open, and professional manner. We ensure that our clients are well versed on current market conditions and in complete control of the buying process so that they are confident with their decision.

To us, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client fall in love with their new home.

 

EXPERIENCE

Lina Risi

Lina has been selling and finding homes for our clients since 1988.  Over the past 30 years, she has consistently ranked amongst top agents in the industry and has built trusting relationships with a loyal clientele that enlist her services over and over again.  More than 90% of Lina’s business has come from clients that have experienced a desire to achieve results above and beyond their expectations.  Having negotiated hundreds of real estate transactions, Lina has developed a high level of expertise and a fine-tuned intuitiveness which makes each purchase and sale appear as though it is negotiated and closed with ease. 

Prior to real estate, Lina consulted, at a senior level, for Cadbury Schweppes, Benson and Hedges, and CP Rail.

I love everything about real estate, especially the  area that I live in, Riverdale.  “We truly live in the best city in Canada and I am proud to be part of it”.

Gairdner Award Recipient: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Diamond Award Recipient: 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009

President Award Recipient: 2016

Excellence Award Recipient: 2008

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Ken Mazurek

With a background in teaching and coaching, Ken specializes in educating his clients about current market conditions and everything they need to know about buying and selling within Toronto’s fast paced market. “As the old adage goes, success is where preparation meets opportunity. A big part of my job as a Realtor is to serve as an adviser and ensure that my clients are fully educated on the Toronto real estate market and all of the factors that can effect a sale. I always strive to empower our clients in their decision making. When you are fully prepared, you can be confident with your decisions, and ultimately, have success in any market. Real estate is similar to my time coaching football. Days, weeks, and sometimes even months of intense preparation culminate to make successful sale appear effortless.”

Prior to joining Royal LePage Johnston and Daniel Division as a Sales Representative, Ken was the Special Teams Coordinator, International Recruiting Coordinator, and Academic Adviser with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Football Team. He is also a certified intermediate and senior high school teacher by the Ontario College of Teachers.

Gairdner Award Recipient: 2017, 2018

 

Johnston

& Daniel

Since 1950, Johnston & Daniel has been serving generations of southern Ontario’s most respected families in representing their distinctive properties. Offering caring, intuitive service and building long-term relationships with our clients, Johnston & Daniel is the standard of excellence in real estate.

Johnston & Daniel became a division of Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. in 1994. After serving the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding markets for over 60 years from our Central Toronto location, in 2014, Johnston & Daniel expanded with the introduction of our Oakville office in the heart of downtown.

Today, Johnston & Daniel continues to define the luxury experience with professionalism, integrity and a dedication to excellent service that is unrivalled in the real estate industry.

 
 

Client Reviews

The team was never daunted by difficult circumstances, and found a solution for everything.
— Mary
Professionalism, client service, sense of urgency and accessibility.

Ken was exceptionally helpful throughout the entire process - from first point of contact, to viewings, to lease negotiation and lease signing. He immediately understood the type of building, layout and unit we were searching for. He is not only knowledgeable but also personable and truly has the client’s best interest in mind. It’s rare to find a downtown realtor who embodies all these qualities.

We were extremely happy with the J&D experience and wouldn’t hesitate to refer him!
— Emily & Temmy
Lina and Ken are outstanding real estate professionals. We have worked with them on two transactions – first to purchase a home in the Riverdale neighbourhood and next to find renters when we needed to move.

Lina and Ken are highly knowledgeable about the market and skillful in handling complex negotiations. They are responsive, proactive and detail-oriented. They exceeded our expectations in providing timely, value-added guidance and advocating for our interest.

What stands out most about Lina and Ken is that they care deeply about their clients and are committed to excellence. They understood our needs as a family, had patience for our many questions, and honoured our perspective at every stage of the process. Lina and Ken are a strong team for their real estate clients and we recommend them most highly.
— Carla & Chris
 
Thank you once again for your efforts last night and the work leading up to crunch time on offer night. Your guidance and guile last night really impressed us both. We have felt all along like we were in good hands with you, and you proved us absolutely that our trust in you was well placed. Thanks for having our backs and for helping to make this insane process surprisingly easy and successful.
— Adam & Lindsay
Lina & Ken took the time to talk through my ideas and current understanding of the market. They helped me to learn more of the technicalities involved in a purchase so that I could look at a variety of properties with an informed mind. With what I gained through them, I wasn’t intimidated by the process, which led me to explore options that I hadn’t even known existed.
— Kate
Lina and Ken were caring professionals throughout the entire process of selling our home. If I can give any advice to any prospective, nervous, “newbie” seller like me, it would be this: trust Lina and Ken’s selling strategy; they know what they’re doing!

Both of these good people kept our needs and concerns uppermost at all times and in the end got us a wonderful price for our home. They are a great team.
Thank you!
— Carol & Michael
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ken to lease our home. He is attentive, professional, not to mention about the most friendly guy you’ll meet! The whole process was quick and seamless and he really went above and beyond to make it all go to plan and to help us prepare for our move. We would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of a real estate professional
— Michelle T.
 
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IN THE NEWS

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GIVING BACK

We actively support our downtown communities, where we live and work,
through fundraising events, sponsorships and volunteerism.

Helping Women and Children Escape Violence and Rebuild their Lives

 
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Because we are committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work, Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company with its own charitable foundation. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs.

Every dollar raised goes directly to helping the more than 30,000 women and children who are served each year by the shelters and support programs we fund. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised more than $20 million and currently supports 200 local women’s shelters and national partners. Our agents donate a portion of their commissions and Royal LePage offices across Canada hold local fundraising events. Our brokers, agents and staff also volunteer and provide in-kind goods to benefit the women and children residing in their local shelters.
 
To read brave stories of hope from families whose lives have been touched by abuse or to learn more about domestic violence, please visit us at www.shelterfoundation.ca


Your Used Furniture Will Change a Life

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The Furniture Bank is a charity & social enterprise that collects gently used furniture from the community and transfers them to families transitioning out of homelessness or displacement.

There are over 30,000 people in the GTA alone that are living without or with inadequate furniture each year. Donations can play a transformational role in ensuring that all Canadians live with the dignity and stability of a furnished home.

Furniture is silent in its power. We understand the role of food, clothing and shelter in our lives but we often take furniture for granted, until we don’t have access to it. For our clients transitioning out of homelessness or displacement, furniture has a profound impact on their ability to live dignified and productive lives. Since 1998 the furniture bank has helped over 70,071 individuals and 28,854 families in need

To find out more about the furniture bank click here


Change Agents for Mental Health

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It’s a commitment to stopping mental illness from destroying lives. It is speaking up for those who can’t and shattering the stigma around mental illness. It’s a message of hope to every man, woman and child affected that they will always have the support they need to transform their lives for the better.

CAMH is one of the largest hospitals in North America for people with mental illness. We are an acknowledged world leader in brain science. Each year, we provide exceptional care for more than 28,000 patients and respond to 500,000 outpatient visits. We inspire change in the mental health field through the professionals we train, the knowledge we share, and in the modern facilities we are building: embedded in the community and open to the world.

We are inspired by the courage of our patients, the dedication of our staff and by the example of our volunteers and donors, who have thrust mental health onto society's agenda.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is more than a hospital. It's a catalyst for change.

To find out more or to become a change agent click here


Supporting Intercollegiate
Student-Athletes

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As a former player and coach with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Football Program, Ken has experienced first-hand the positive impact that academic scholarships have on the lives of student-athletes. Academic scholarships drastically improve academic and athletic performance by allowing student-athletes to focus their efforts in the classroom and on the football field. More importantly, they provide critical financial resources for individuals who otherwise would be unable to afford a University education. The Blues Football Alumni Network (BFAN) continues to build and expand upon the principles that were the driving force of Friends of Football. To provide student-athletes with the financial support to excel academically and athletically. 

For more on the Blues Football Alumni Network click here