While in his twenties, Derek travelled the world and developed his business acumen in his position with an international textile manufacturing company. After six years, Derek wanted more time on terra firma and he turned his attention to the family business ---- He worked hands-on in construction projects and then became involved in property ownership, renovation, and management .
Derek decided to become a real estate broker when a key agent retired. From that point on, Derek quickly realized that being a real estate broker was something that suited his character and temperament perfectly. He had found his niche and the work that he loved.
In his first years, he earned Gold Club awards from Remax Quebec for increasing his sales each and every year. He is a Remax Platinum broker for 2016 & 2017.
With a great mind for business, Derek , with his business partner, Frandy Cherestal , opened the very first Remax boutique agency in downtown Montreal. They have since expanded to include a team of successful brokers.
Derek not only helps clients buy and sell property but helps them to build a real estate portfolio that will benefit them in the many years ahead. Derek's business is built on relationships. Clients love working with Derek as he is transparent and honest at all times and always looking out for their best interests.
Thank you for the excellent work you did for us; my downtown condo had been on sale for more than 3 months! But once I met and agreed to list my apartment with Derek, with his dynamic attitude and his know- how, he brought several visitors within a week and within two weeks I had an accepted offer. What is different about Derek is his ability to easily communicate with both the buyer and the seller, making sure things are transparent to both; only this form of representation can lead to a win-win agreement! Thanks to you Derek!
I first listed my condo in November 2012. After 6 months with a broker, I wasn't able to get one offer. Feeling discouraged, I decided to list on a zero-commission site. Within 3 months, not only was I receiving less visits, but the profile of these buyers who came to visit were not very serious in buying. I had no-shows, last minute cancellations, and many lacked insight about market prices and neighborhoods. Derek had called me to list with him at Remax. He was confident about his service, knowledgeable about the neighborhood, and convinced me that I had undervalued my home on the zero-commission website. It took Derek less than 3 weeks to sell my home! He's worth 100% of his commission. I would recommend Derek to any, if not ALL owners out there who are actually serious about selling their home!
At first I did not want to use an real estate broker, but after trying duProprio for 3months with no success I began to rethink the idea. I tried 2 others brokers before finding Derek and he was the best choice for the job. He really worked on selling my condo and was very thorough for all the paper work and details; he gives real estate agents a good name! I would recommend him any time
Thank you so much for all your professional help. But most of all we are thankful for your personal touch that you naturally add to helping us. Best of luck, we will be contacting you again in a few years !!
Frandy is a true professional. He brings his expertise and diligence to the footsteps of what clients request of their future homes. What I appreciated most from Frandy is his out of box thinking in looking for properties and solutions around what I requested of him as my agent. He insured I was comfortable with my decision and now, I reside happily at my condo situated in the heart of the city. Thank You Frandy! I will be calling you for my next purchase.
Frandy recently acted as both my selling & buying agent. Both experiences were very satisfying & successful. His patience, professionalism & strong communication skills made it a stress-free process. I would strongly recommend working with this energetic guy!
We purchased our first home with Frandy. He was a real professional with a kind heart. All went fast and smooth thanks to him.
It was a pleasure to work with Frandy when I sold my house. His level of professionalism, energy and patience really impressed me. I would definitely work with him again in the future.
Frandy managed to sell my condo very quickly and at a great price during a period when the market was really slowing down. He was professional, efficient, optimistic and very informative. He took care of everything and I was able to fully trust him to get the job done. He is very sharp and motivated. I highly recommend him!
I purchased my home with Mr. Cherestal last year. I was amazed by his professionalism. As a first time home owner, he really made the process easy and simple. I will definitely deal with him again for any future transactions. Great work
I was introduced to Derek via my Toronto Agent and from start to finish; Derek was professional, diligent and responded always in a timely manner. He listened to the finer details when corresponding and helped us find a home we were looking for. I will not hesitate to use Derek in the future.
Since we had a bad experience with a real estate agent in the past, we were a bit reluctant to work with one, once again. When we met Derek, we had a good feeling about him and we decided to give him a chance. Throughout the time we worked together, Derek was always available, professional and transparent. He was knowledgeable, honest and sharp. He even recommended another agent to us when we wanted to look up North. Obviously he wanted to help us first and foremost. He managed to earn our confidence, which made the selling/buying process much easier! Derek is a good and trustworthy agent and we won't hesitate to hire him again in the future or to recommend him to family and friends! Merci Derek :)
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