Arthur Parks is our knight in shining armour. He completely supported the sale of our farm property beyond that of any typical estate emissary. He was with us every step of the way from finding us contractors, connecting us with local support to locating a rare stain matching expert. These are just a small number of tasks he helped us with to prepare our home for its sale. Further, Arthur and his daughter Meghan successfully supported us in the sale of our city condo. This was no easy feat as the market was turning. They transformed our condo into a picture perfect home by staging it and, most importantly, by bringing their positive presence and dedication to each viewing. We are so grateful for meeting and getting to know the Parks family. Forever they will be in our hearts because they made our ( current) home dreams come true. We are most grateful for their care, extensive knowledge and personalized human connection.
Margaret ‘ Gosia ‘ Dubrawski and Mark MacLeod (formerly from Lakefield area)
Over the years we have bought and sold homes and cottages, each time working with a real estate professional. When we decided to buy a recreational property in the Lakefield area, we were put in touch with Arthur. It was like working with a family member. Arthur made us feel like we were his only clients, the absolute centre of his attention. He took the time to arrange viewings, researched questions we had about the property and area and arranged contacts with services to help make our purchase easy, comfortable and secure. Even after our purchase we felt we could (and did) call him with questions that inevitably pop up. He had a connection for any issues that came up - to solve them as required. We couldn’t be happier with the time and effort he put in to make our purchase into our dream place. Mark and Deborah Poray, Lakefield area
We worked with Arthur on our journey to make our dream come true of owning a cottage. This was a very scary journey for my husband and me, as we have never owned 2 properties before. Arthur was patient with us and answered all of our questions we had and boy did we have a lot of questions. He took us out weekend after weekend for 2 months and often times without even a days notice. He always found a way for us to view the properties we wanted to see. Thank you Arthur for coming on this journey with us and for making our cottage dream a reality.
Jenn and Chris Leger, Georgetown ON and now Trent Lakes, ON
We have known Arthur and his family for 25 years and he has helped us buy our first home, then our second home, then our retirement home and now an investment property (and sold these properties for us as well). He has a great eye for fit and value and is an absolute pleasure to deal with. A true gentleman and an expert real estate advisor.
Nathalie Mercure and Michael Matheson, Toronto
We really enjoyed working with Mary and Arthur on our recent home purchase and found their insights, attention to detail, and professionalism truly invaluable. In particular, they were extremely responsive and were available day or night to help us out. This was our first house purchase, and they made the entire process so easy from answering our many questions to connecting us with other service providers. Mary and Arthur, thank you for all of your help, and we would sincerely enjoy the opportunity to work with you again.
Meghan and Chris, Toronto
We have employed Arthur for two different purchases and sales over the years, and found him to be both honest and very knowledgeable dealing with these four transactions.
From my experience, I have found that every purchase and sale creates different issues and challenges and Arthur has seen them all. Hence he offers up sound advice as to how to deal with them. He has a very calm unflappable manner allowing him to deal with the inevitable emotions that a client may have and thus bringing the process to a happy successful end.
Having employed Arthur four times to a happy conclusion, we have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.
Tony and Mimi Webb, Toronto
We have had the pleasure to work with Arthur Parks, and believe us, it was a very positive and enjoyable experience. Arthur’s professionalism shines through his strength, stamina and thorough knowledge of the Real Estate policies and procedures. His legal knowledge is outstanding as he was able to guide us through right from the original signing of the listing to the final sale. His powerful, yet relaxed sales approach had a very calming effect throughout. The use of electronic document signing was such an amazing tool and it was done from his office to our home, basically with the touch of our fingers. Add to all of this, Arthur’s sense of humour was quite comical to us. We did have the pleasure of meeting his wife Mary who is definitely an asset to their sales team. Imagine all of this during such a trying time of working around the 2020 virus!
Wayne and Pat, Buckhorn
We have worked with Arthur on a sale and a purchase and he is the best! He is extremely knowledgeable and provides sage advice, always looking after our best interest. These transactions can be challenging and stressful. Arthur creates an environment of ease with his positive reassuring manner, something we greatly appreciate. We were connected with Arthur through a former colleague of his who described him as the consummate professional ...... absolutely true. We so enjoyed working with Arthur and fully trusted the guidance he provided. He will always be the one we call for our future real estate dealings.
Victoria and John Hubbell Toronto and Cobourg
My wife and I have recently completed the sale of a property we owned. This sale was handled by Arthur Parks and his wife Mary. I would have to say that, in all the real estate dealings we have had over the last 40 odd years, we have never experienced such professionalism as we have during this last sale. The Parks organization is on top of the deal from inception till completion. They are willing to spend a lot of their personal time in exposing one’s property to the buying public, utilizing good quality advertising and open house engagement with clients. Constant attention to detail and keeping us as clients “in the loop” as the deal progressed was the high standard of care we received. In addition, Mary and Arthur possess wonderful personalities and are so pleasant to deal with. We can truthfully say that we call them friends, not acquaintances, at the end of this process. We will never turn to another company in the future should we need real estate services. Well done, Mary and Arthur!
Catherine and Tom Millar, Peterborough
Thank you Arthur. You were more than helpful in the recent sale of our house in Peterborough. You showed a deep knowledge of real estate and understood exactly what needed to be done to enhance the appeal of our large property. You provided excellent advice and personally oversaw and ensured that painting, landscaping, house dressing and photography were all done in time to meet the scheduled listing date. That we were out of town throughout the entire process made your dedicated service even more extraordinary to us. We very much appreciated your honest professionalism and friendly, common sense approach. The fact that the house sold in a couple of weeks proves that our trust in you was well founded. Thanks again,
Debbie Lewin and Ben Walmsley, Peterborough
Arthur Parks, a Kawartha's real estate agent, did an outstanding job of introducing us and the two younger generations in our family to the area. Special thanks to his wife Mary for her extra efforts in attending property access for inspection prior to closing. Arthur has spent many years enjoying the Kawartha’s. He enthusiastically shares his in-depth knowledge of available recreational and dining opportunities and is always ready to suggest contacts for local trades/services when requested. Arthur was immediately attentive to our requests and congenially resolved points of contention. He personally facilitated property access both prior to sale and following the home sale prior to closing. We look forward to many idyllic years with family and friends as members of the Kawartha community. Thank you Arthur for helping us to find such a wonderful setting.
Howard and Mary Lampe, Lakefield, Ontario
Arthur was referred to my wife, Mary, by a business associate from Toronto. We met Arthur at our home on Clear Lake and within the first half hour, it was clear to both of us that he was our man to deal with. We met his wife Mary a day later. They both have every quality one needs to do business with. They don't waste time and their advice and experience is unmatched. Besides the house on the lake, we had a condo to rent and we listed that with Arthur. It was rented within a week. Arthur always kept us updated almost on a daily basis and at times hourly. This family makes a great team. Although we have not met Meghan yet, we have no doubt that she is like her parents. Mary and Arthur will remain our friends.
Mary and Nick Lalani, Lakefield
We finally decided to leave our country home and move closer to our daughter in Ottawa. We first looked for agents close to our home but we were disappointed that they seemed more focused on selling cottages on the lake rather than our home on the river. Leslie found Arthur by looking at various agents web sites in our region and we found the Chestnut Park brokerage out of Lakefield to have a fabulous site that was modern and a pleasure to navigate. We called Arthur to see if he was interested in listing our home and asked him how his team could help us, Arthur said he would meet with us the first thing tomorrow. The following morning Arthur not only came to our home to meet us for the first time but was well prepared with research he’d done on our home and the surrounding areas. We were astonished that he must have burnt the midnight oil to be fully prepared for his first meeting with us. Needless to say that between Arthur’s professional and respectful approach that made us very comfortable with him we also found his honesty and transparency to be very refreshing. He fully explored our property and every detail of our home to come up with a list of cosmetic upgrades that would help move our home in this rural market. Arthur did his part by taking professional photos as well as a multimedia layout, advertised in multiple locations and boards and personally sat through our open houses. We sold our home in 2 weeks which is ridiculously fast since the average home not on lakefront can take several months. We highly recommend Arthur and Chestnut Park Realty for those who want to have someone who really cares and has the experience and professional skills to boot.
Kenneth and Leslie Kerrigan, Apsley
Meghan and Arthur, I have bought and sold a few houses to date and, without a doubt, this was the best real estate experience I have encountered. You are very knowledgeable, efficient and pay great attention to detail. You are the most hard working agents I have met. I will use your services again for all my future real estate encounters. Thank you once again.
Stephen Jorgensen, Woodview, North Kawarthas
I met Arthur Parks during one of the most difficult times in my life - my husband and I were separating and selling our matrimonial home. Arthur was extremely respectful of both our situations, keeping us both informed of all progress on the sale of the house. Arthur made sure our home was shown to its fullest potential, beautiful photography and advertising, made for a great offer and final sale of the home. Arthur has also helped me to find my new beautiful home for my new start and is someone I now consider a great friend. Thank you Arthur and Chestnut Parks Real Estate for all you do!
Shelley Jorgensen, Lakefield
It has been a great pleasure working with you, Arthur and Meghan - you guided us through an absolutely spectacular purchase - all we could have hoped for - and your advice was bang on every step of the way. Thank you.
Frank Denton and Joan Nagy, Bobcaygeon, The Kawarthas
Recently we decided that after 35 years in our house it was time to look for a condo. The result is that Arthur and Meghan Parks orchestrated both the condo search and the sale of the house. The second condo Arthur found is the one we bought and it is just what we wanted, so the search was brief and a big success. They sold our house very quickly. This Father/Daughter team did a wonderful job for us and we would certainly recommend them to our friends.
David and Valerie Christie, Lawrence Park to Yonge/St Clair, Toronto
Arthur and Meghan, Congratulations on both your hard work and stick handling through messy situations. You are without a doubt a cut above the rest. We appreciate all your help and guidance. Thank you.
Angela Wong and Dr Tat Wong, Forest Hill to Lawrence Park
Arthur and Meghan Parks far exceeded our expectations. We recommend them highly as competant and hardworking professionals. Thank you Arthur and Meghan.
Kevin and Myrna Haverty, Bloor and Sherbourne
I first met Arthur at an open house some years ago. I found him both agreeable and attentive, and bore him in mind until I was ready to sell my own house. I was glad I did. He and Meghan started showing me condos four months before my house went on the market. They worked so diligently on my behalf that the day after my house was listed, it sold -- for more than the asking price. And on the same day, through them I bought the just-right condo -- for less than the asking price.
Dinah Arthur, North Rosedale to Bloor and Church
I highly recommend Arthur to anyone who is buying or selling a home. Arthur helped us sell two homes and buy one. Arthur provided wise counsel throughout both processes – he is an excellent listener and a great reader of people, which for us meant seeing homes that we were very interested in, and providing us with excellent advice to speed through the negotiation process on selling while achieving what we wanted in terms of timing and price.
Margaret Sanderson, Lawrence Park
Meghan and Arthur, I wanted to take a minute and thank you both for the incredible job you’ve done the past few weeks. Your advice on every level was spot on and the attention you devoted to helping make this happen in a short amount of time was absolutely five star. I can’t thank you enough!!
Andy Crosbie, Mt Pleasant Village to Annex
Hi Arthur, This is to thank you for the exceptional service and value creation in the sale of our home at 21 Albertus Avenue. You and Meghan were outstanding from the time we interviewed you for the contract to the completion of the sale. The marketing that resulted in hundreds of interested parties over a short period of time is an example of your focused results. Thanks so much for an outstanding effort that led to the “over asking” sale, within five days, of our home. Only the best,
Tom and Suzanne Blake, Lytton Park
Arthur and Meghan were a real joy to work with. They make a great team and were very responsive in a timely and professional manner. They are a hard working team that always has their client’s best interest in mind. Would highly recommend them.
Bryan and Teresa Trudel, Hogg's Hollow
Team Parks (Arthur and daughter Meghan ) exhibited a high degree of professionalism at all times. Any questions or concerns we had were patiently explained and answered promptly with well thought-out advice. Because of their thorough preparation, attention to detail and experience, what we initially thought could be a potentially stressful situation had a very satisfying and quick result. The team of professionals they utilized to market our home were of the highest standard. Their knowledge and experience in our neighbourhood, both historical and current trends, made the pricing decision straightforward and their sales strategy was very effective. Arthur demonstrated his experience, responsibility and calmness throughout the actual offer/acceptance process. Their website provides an excellent illustration of the high level of service they provide and his successful track record and accomplishments are well deserved. We would highly recommend Arthur and Meghan to anyone thinking of buying or selling their home.
Bob and Jane Wilton, Rosedale to Spadina and St Clair
Our family has known the Parks for many, many years and Arthur’s experience in the Real Estate market is second to none. Selling a house can be a stressful and sometimes complicated process but Arthur and Meghan made it seem easy. They were extremely dedicated in getting our house sold and were always available to answer our questions or address our concerns. They constantly kept in touch with us and updated us daily on any news or progress. It has been a great pleasure working with such a professional and hardworking team! Thanks Arthur, Mary and Meghan!
Corina Scott-Fisher & Louise Scott-Fisher, Lawrence Park