# of Transactions *
Average Days on Market **
% Asking Price **
* Total transactions since becoming a licensed real estate professional
** Based on sales where I represented the Seller in 2019
- Houses 39%
- Lofts 7%
- Condos 54%
- Buyers 65%
- Sellers 35%
**Based on sales where the BREL team represented the Seller**
Meet Lisa Bednarski, REALTOR
Why do I love my job?
It combines two professional passions. The first comes from my 25 successful years working in marketing communications — primarily in a client-service environment — coaching clients with varying levels of experience and expertise through their communications program from beginning to end. And the second comes from a lifelong interest in real estate which began working part-time in a real estate office through high school and university and continues to this day.
What neighbourhoods do I live in? What makes it groovy?
I’ve been in Toronto more than 30 years, living at Yonge/Eglinton and Forest Hill and, for the past 15 years, in a loft and now a house in Roncesvalles Village. My love for Roncy is deep and wide and not just because of the restaurants. Roncy has leafy streets, great mixture of homes, charming shops, great parks, friendly neighbours and did I mention the great restaurants?
When I’m not working, you can find me….
Walking my dog in the morning in High Park or along the Lakeshore Waterfront Trail, cooking up a meal from a new recipe, visiting with my (amazing) nieces or singing (loudly) in the shower.
The kind of clients I tend to work with….
I’m a very straight-forward and decisive person so am drawn to people like that; however, I also love working with people who are a little nervous about the process, helping guide them through what to expect and when to expect it. Reminds me of my days working in a public relations agency in the shoes of a first-time client project manager and when I was in the shoes of a first-time condo or home buyer.
What Neighbourhoods do I often work in?
Is the ‘Great Yonge Street Divide’ myth or reality? Hmmm, remains to be seen. That said, I’ve lived west of Yonge for 30+ years now and am familiar and comfortable in these ‘hoods. And, with Waze, I’ve discovered all kinds of pockets I might not have otherwise known existed.
Why am I the right agent to help you sell your home?
I chose the BREL team for a couple of reasons. First of all, Brendan and Melanie were my real estate agents and impressed me with their standard of customer service and marketing acumen – some might say I liked them so much, I joined the company. I share those values and come to real estate with decades of experience working with clients and marketing expertise.
Related: Read more about Lisa Bednarski here.
This is our second time working with the BREL team and we could not be happier. The sale of our first home (which we bought with BREL) has been so smooth and as straightfoward as it can be – and we are over the moon with the new home we’ve purchased, with Lisa Bednarski‘s expert guidance. The knowledge, experience, professionalism, and responsiveness of the whole team cannot be beat. 100% recommend for anyone – whether you’re a seasoned Toronto real estate market veteran or trying to break into the market; if it’s your first home sale or your fifth!
Paulina & Stan
We really enjoyed our first meeting with Lisa. She wasn’t pushy at all and wanted to make sure we were comfortable with the relationship before we moved ahead. We had spoken to other brokers and felt the best fit, level of expertise and comfort with her.
As first time home buyers, we had LOTS of questions as the process can be quite complicated and frustrating in Toronto. Lisa was patient with us and was always available to chat and answer any questions we had or listen to our concerns. She was also real with us and told us what made sense and didn’t make sense. At the end of the day, the choice is always yours as to how you want to move forward and it’s good to always have a different set of eyes/opinion to help you when making the biggest purchase of your life.
We really enjoyed working with her and love our new home!
We had a very positive experience working with the BREL team for both buying and selling our home, especially during the pandemic. Lisa was incredibly responsive to our needs and ensured the perfect home didn’t get away and Brendan was exceptionally professional and experienced and made the sale happen on a very tight deadline, albeit well over asking. The entire team is very current with up to date market information and innovative media platform. Would definitely use them again – highly recommend!