Realty Executives Plus Ltd.
REALTOR™, AEA, SRS, PSA, CLHMS™, GUILD™ (416) 930-4445
REALTOR™, AEA, SRS, PSA, CLHMS™, GUILD™
Realty Executives Plus Ltd.
Julia Metus began her career in real estate in 2007 after spending over 25 years working with leaders at a leading Canadian bank owned investment firm. Her clients have ranged from very experienced to first time buyers and some who have only watched all the real estate shows on HGTV. Knowing that each client is unique, she tries to fit the service model with the client to provide the most effective customer service experience. Her clients have described her as having endless patience, of being personable and professional and above all honest putting their needs before the sale. She describes them as being amazing and is so grateful and honoured when they send referrals her way.
Living and working in the downtown Toronto King/Queen West and entertainment/financial district areas, Julia loves the urban lifestyle of area neighborhoods with a mix of old homes of great character, chic urban condominiums, and edgy lofts as well as the restaurants, unique shops and quality services that make the community great. In addition, she volunteers as Chair of a downtown federal riding association. She's always at the ready to talk real estate or politics whether local or abroad.
Julia provides real estate services to buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants of freehold and condominium properties, in the many Toronto neighborhoods, including downtown King West where she lived and worked for over 18 years, Mid-town and east end Leslieville area communities where she lives with her husband Ryan. Finding that right fit of home, neighborhood and price is what makes her work so rewarding.
We feel very fortunate to have had Julia handle the sale of our condo. She was able to provide us with the guidance we needed to put the unit on the market at the right time, and made all the arrangements to have it prepared by one of the best stagers in the city. Promotion through her various channels led to many showings, and multiple offers came in prior to offer night. Through her efforts, we were able to sell at 20% over asking - we couldn't be more pleased.
by Peter P on 7/1/2018
Julia is a rare find among real estate professionals. I was very lucky to find an agent that truly had my best interest at heart, both representing me as a buyer and as a seller. Julia helped me buy my condo, and a few years later helped me sell it. It was fun condo shopping with her, and she is not afraid to point out the faults with properties we were looking at making sure I stayed focused on my priorities. Unlike many agents I worked with prior to her, she did not try to sell me everything we came across. She wanted to make sure my purchase was smart. On the selling side, she was a tremendous help getting my place ready, put together a wonderful and very professional marketing package, and had it sold in a week. Julia has an enormous amount of integrity, and a lot of patience! She will never push you, and will make sure you are comfortable with your decisions. I highly recommend her to anybody looking for an agent.
by Sophia Weber, Director of Financial Services at Mo on 4/1/2018
I had the pleasure of both buying and selling with Julia this year, and feel very grateful for her expertise and attentive support throughout the entire process. We came away from the process feeling very satisfied with both transactions, and excited about the new home into which we have moved. This is the third property we have bought with Julia's help, and each experience has been the same. (to be continued)
by Fraser S (Purchase) on 10/13/2017
During the preliminary market search, Julia was very helpful in identifying appropriate properties for our budget and location expectations, and ensured we saw a variety of houses at each end of our budget to understand the realities of the market. As we began to narrow in on options and start the offer process, Julia was enormously helpful in arranging for additional viewings, inspections and extra information as required. The bidding and negotiation phase was no different - Julia guided us towards the appropriate decisions, allowing us to arrive at them on our own, but with guidance when we asked or she felt necessary. After an accepted offer on a house, Julia ensured all details were taken care of, allowing us to not worry about missing anything.
by Fraser S (Continued) on 10/13/2017
Julia quickly got to work on selling our condo, with significant thought put into pricing strategy, timing and marketing. We were happy to see a constant stream of showing requests come in. Working hard to keep all leads warm while pursuing the most promising potential buyers, Julia ultimately secured us a very satisfying price for our unit, and with terms that accommodated our needs. I cannot suggest working with Julia enough - her seasoned expertise, dedication and professional client management make her a top choice, particularly in Toronto's crowded real-estate industry.
by Fraser S (Sale) on 10/13/2017
Since that early phone call way back in May, you have hung in there with us during THE WORST time in real estate and always led us to believe we would find our home. You stood by us, the couple whose dreams were always bigger than their budget. You supported every crazy trip, neighbourhood, distance covered in a day and crazy tactic to get a house that I have ever heard of! You were there after midnight, in every wacky weather storm, knocking on doors for extra info, talking us down (or up) on the phone, researching people and properties and consulting with anyone and everyone who might give us an edge. In every negotiation you pitched us perfectly and made appeals to the seller that other agents would not. We know that it was the terrific relationship you developed the seller's agent, that gave us the final edge and push to the finish line so that we could finally, finally, finally win a house. Like a dog with a bone you gave it more than your all to find us a house.
by Courtney Micheal and Eddie (Part 1) on 2/22/2017
And what a house it is! It checks all of our 'boxes'- a great area, great square footage, a double garage, a backyard made for our pup and lots of big beautiful windows streaming light, and with the right amount of work done so that it doesn't overwhelm us. i could go on and on, but we just wanted to say thank you on so many levels, for being there for us, being our friend and working so tirelessly for us. We truly appreciate you going above and beyond for us.
by Courtney, Michael and Eddie (Part 2) on 2/22/2017
Julia helped us find and purchase our first townhouse in our ideal location and within our price range. She was extremely professional, helpful, patient, responsive, and above all with our best interests in mind every step of the way. Not only did she provide us with daily updates and arranged viewings to explore a large cross-section of the market, but she also offered invaluable advice throughout the entire process and helped us make time-sensitive decisions with a confidence we could not have had on our own. In just a few weeks, Julia turned what had started as a very stressful and fruitless search into a done deal.
by Daniel D on 12/6/2017
Julia was absolutely amazing to work with! She is patient, persistent, professional and worked really hard to get to know what we were looking for in our condo. She thoughtfully shared with us great options and worked with us through the pros and cons of different areas of the city. Being new, we really relied on her experience. She was easy to trust, and Julia managed to not only find our dream home, but she gave us a tour over Facetime (again-we were out of town for work!) and did all the negotiations and deals for us from a distance. I think the proof of how wonderful Julia is can be seen as we trusted her with the biggest decision of our lives, even without seeing the place? We highly recommend working with Julia
by Heather D on 12/20/2017
We have had the pleasure of working with Julia over the past several years. Over those years, we have purchased and sold properties with Julia, and we just can’t imagine those milestones without her! Julia is proactive, diligent, and trustworthy in every way. Buying and selling can be stressful, but we knew we could count on Julia to advise us every step of the way. We would highly recommend Julia to anyone seeking to buy or sell.
by Ashley and Chris on 9/27/2019
“I feel so fortunate to have had Julia to depend upon while I was searching for the perfect downtown condo to buy after moving to Toronto from a different province. I have worked with several agents across the country over the years and Julia is the best of the best. She listened patiently and was an excellent source of practical advice, insight, and support as I considered various options. She took the time to truly understand my preferences and to edit the seemingly endless choices that were available according to my needs and wishes, yet I never felt pressured by her. Julia is trustworthy and professional, while still being warm and genuine. You won’t find a better realtor than Julia.”
by Margot F on 9/30/2019
"Without Julia, I am pretty sure I would not be writing this from my amazing downtown Toronto condo (with 10-foot ceilings, a protected and unobstructed view, a good-sized den, a HUGE balcony, and a parking space and storage unit, all in a fantastic location), which is more than I ever dreamed I could own on my budget. I came back to Canada after nearly two decades away with a goal to buy my own home in this crazy market, and of course I had no idea how difficult it would be. Julia took my wishlist (champagne dreams on a beer budget) on board and not only did she tirelessly search for options, she also patiently walked this nervous first-timer through the buying maze of bureaucracy and steered me away from properties with issues - they looked like bargains at first glance, but once she found out WHY they were bargains, she gave me the facts so that I could make the right decisions. Having a realtor with ethics and integrity gives you so much peace of mind during a stressful process -
by Karla H on 10/9/2019
Julia's real estate services were recommended to me after my original realtor did not return several of my calls. I first used Julia to sell my condo. It was a stressful decision to sell, but she was there for me every step of the way. Once my listing was ready, she personally helped me with staging, decluttering, and beautiful listing photos. When the offer date came, I had multiple offers and was extremely happy with the final sale. My partner and I used Julia's services again, about a year later, to find our first home. The Toronto real estate market was moving incredibly fast at the time, but she sent us listings the day they came out, showed us an exclusive listing of hers, and ultimately helped us to find our perfect home (and for below asking!) Julia talked us through what parts of our property were easy fixes and what we would need professional assistance to handle. I am confident in Julia's professionalism and real estate knowledge. She would be the only realtor I would co
by Michelle R on 4/16/2020
We highy recommend Julie Metus for her professionalism, patience, and high standards to the needs of her clients. Julies knowledge of her field will sell your property in a timely manner, which results in a satisfied customer.
by Brian and Erna T on 7/20/2021
"As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions about getting into a hot Toronto market. Julia was with us every step of the way. She patiently walked us through the process and answered every question. Her experience and extensive knowledge of the downtown core made the experience less stressful. We always felt we were her top priority because when a listing came up, she was always the first to book a viewing and get us in. We highly recommend Julia, working with her was a pleasure."
by Mark and Heather on 10/6/2019
I cannot say enough great things about working with Julia - she is an absolute star. As a first time homebuyer there were a number of things that were new and unclear to me and Julia was available through it all. She is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and thorough, anticipates the needs of her clients, and beyond this it's clear that she genuinely cares. There is no one else that I would turn to when looking to make a purchase in the Toronto market. Thanks again Julia!
by Hannah A on 8/12/2020
"As first-time homebuyers, we were nervous and more than a little bit clueless about buying our first home. Julia's patience, knowledge and professionalism made finding our perfect home relaxing and fun. We were so lucky to have Julia by our side every step of the way."
by Polina & Adrian Martins on 7/29/2021