"Norman Cohen has helped me with four real estate transactions (two sales and two purchases) and I have been extremely grateful for his shrewd guidance and empathetic support throughout each undertaking, all of which took place in a timely fashion despite the less than optimum market conditions . In addition to his professionalism, expert real estate knowledge, solid business sense and calm demeanour, I feel that Norman's greatest asset is his profound understanding of people. Norman is very perceptive, he is a good listener, and attentive to the concerns of his clients. His empathy and emotional intelligence combine so skillfully with his professional talents, it is something that I have found to be not only very reassuring but in fact, invaluable. Therefore, I enthusiastically recommend Norman to others and I would certainly work with him again on any future real estate projects.”
- Aliki Economides. Doctorate of History and Theory of Architecture, Harvard University
"Every morning we wake up in our wonderful home, we are grateful to Norman. We came to Montreal to put our son through college. We did not know the city. Norman was recommended to us by a good friend and now Norman has become a valued friend in Montreal.
The professionalism, courtesy, dedication, graciousness and patience we found in Norman were heartwarming for out of town people like us. Norman took my family under his wing, showing us every home scenario that could possibly work for us , encouraging us not to make hasty decisions. Until we walked into our present home and loved it.
An intelligent and shrewd negotiator, he guided us till we successfully closed the sale. And since then Norman has been our primary source of good advice. His recommendations are solid gold. His insightfulness never fails. Now we have bought a second property that we are also thrilled with. We would strongly recommend Norman to anyone looking for property. We feel privileged that he is our realtor and appreciate his friendship and support."
- Amany Radwan and Ahmed Dakrouri. Cairo, Egypt
“Buying or selling a home for most people is one of the biggest transactions of their lives. In business it is equivalent to buying a new business or selling one that you have devoted a good portion of your life to improve and prosper. You get the idea that it is not something that you will trust anyone for help to accomplish such a task. In my case, I was looking for someone to help me sell the home of an elderly parent. I was looking for:
In short, I was looking for someone to work with to help realize the sale in a reasonable time frame who would be able to obtain the value that we both negotiated as reasonable at the beginning before signing the contract. All of the above qualities are important, but without the experience and very good negotiating skills to overcome obstacles that arise and close the sale when it counts, they are simply academic with very limited hope of success.
In my case, I can honestly say that Norman has all of the above qualities. The best compliment I can pay him is that when I am ready to sell my present home he will be my first call. Thank you Norman for a job well done.”
- a Professional, with a thorough experience in selling and buying a home;
- someone both dedicated and resourceful who does this full time;
- a person who sold property in my area and therefore knew my district very well;
- someone who is solution oriented, who knows intuitively the differentiating qualities of my property from those around it and will not waist my time with meaningless and endless encounters;
- and someone with good references and a good track record;
- Leonard Drudi
“Norman made our search for a home a stress-free, enjoyable experience. He understood our expectations and helped us turn them into reality. His knowledge and professionalism were evident from the beginning. Throughout the search process, he was extremely responsive and gave great advice. On top of that, he's a pleasure to deal with! If we ever need to buy or sell again, Norman will be the first person we call.”
- Melanie Martens. Senior Advisor, Employee Communications
“This is the third time my wife and I have worked with Norman Cohen and all three times, Norman delivered. Most recently, we trusted him to sell our NDG home after my family had already relocated to Calgary for my job. Previously, we were able to buy a condo through him and he was able to sell the same condo 3 years later. What we always appreciated about him was his knowledge of the market, his ability to negotiate and his quick turnaround time.
He was able to successfully sell our NDG home in a very timely manner and in a real estate market that continues to be a little less than ideal.
Thanks again for your help Norman!”
- Paul Landry & Lisa French
“Over 20 years ago Norman managed the estate sale of our parents’ home. He was incredibly resourceful in helping us best present the home in order to get a high value, a task in which previous agents had failed. Following this sale we listed with Norman a large lot of vacant land which he sold for more than double than what we had been offered privately. After these two experiences Norman has represented the purchase and sale of over eight transactions. He is the only realtor that we trust and rely on to represent our real estate business.”
- Jason and Mark Sherman
“Over the past 15 years, we have bought and sold several properties. Norman is the only agent whom we trust to best represent out interests. He really understands what we want and he is a pleasure to deal with. He has expertly managed the sale of our properties, helping us obtain great results. When buying, he has located and secured homes that matched our varied needs and desires. His conduct is always professional and respectful. We absolutely recommend Norman’s services.”
- Edward Knopfler and Rosalee Santiago