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ECKO JAY Real Estate Listing Profile

Currently listing real estate in: North York

Real Estate areas listed in the past: City Centre / Midtown Toronto, East York, North York, Scarborough

Last Activity Date: Oct 25, 2016

Your Neighborhood Realtor with a Proven Track Record!

Ecko Jay has been specializing in the Bayview/Don Mills/York Mills area for over 25 years and has been # 1 Agent for 4 consecutive years in district C13 (Banbury/Don Mills) *

Go to: www.eckojay.com to see his unmatchable track record!

Within months of joining the real estate industry many years ago, Ecko Jay, Broker/Owner of Ecko Jay Realty Ltd, promised himself that he would provide something different to clients in his approach to marketing, servicing, following-up, and negotiating commission structures in the purchase and sale of homes.

Ecko Jay Realty’s past and present clients have appreciated the fact that Ecko Jay himself and the agents belonging to this company are looking after their clients in every sense of the phrase. Ecko Jay Realty’s agents take pride in their ability to listen to their clients with care, to put them at ease and to form a tailor-made marketing plan that will take into account every aspect of the client's needs and hopes. 

"My greatest pride and joy are my satisfied customers and the referrals I receive from them. It is with great pride that I stand by my service, my agents, my office, my dedication and my negotiation skills." Ecko Jay


Call us and find out why, when it comes to selling and buying in your neighborhood, more and more families are calling Ecko Jay Realty Ltd.


* As per independent market research

Brokerage address: 1865 Leslie St. Unit 202, Toronto, Ontario, M3B2M3
Agent Recommendations

Why We Chose Ecko Jay to Sell Our Home

To put it simply, because he is a mensch.

Let me explain.

Many years ago, when our son was younger, he was very interested in anything to do with interior design and architecture.  We began visiting open houses in our area when he was about 13 years old.  We met many real estate agents over the years.  We were always very honest and told them we had no intention of buying anything.  Some of them were indifferent, some were cold and some were downright rude.  And then one day we met Ecko. What a breath of fresh air! He welcomed us warmly and engaged us in conversation. He was genuinely interested in my sons thoughts.  He sparked Michael’s passion and encouraged him to follow his dreams. I told him that day that when I sell my house, I will use him as my agent.  And we kept our word.

Since then, our son has gone on to obtain a Bachelors degree in Interior design and is now  completing his  double masters degree in architecture and landscape architecture. 

Ecko sold both our parents homes and,  just recently,  our house.  He handled the sales with his usual finesse - a mixture of kindness and experience that generates total trust. 

A mensh is a Jewish word that is not easy to translate but basically it is this - a person of integrity and honour, someone  with character, rectitude and dignity, someone  with a  sense of what is right. That is Ecko.

Roslyn Shafir and Steven Ockrant, 2015


With this I would like to express our gratitude to Ecko for the extremely efficient and professional manner in which he handled the sale of our house.

From the first encounter, throughout the evaluation of our property, the advice which he gave us for the best possible presentation, market valuation advice and marketing were done in the highest professional standard, with unparalleled expertise.

Ecko put us at ease throughout the process, he gave us valuable insight and advice, obtained outstanding photos of the property, guided us through the timing of the sale.

Watching him negotiate with prospective buyers representatives was an impressive experience of a masterful tactician at work in obtaining a record price for our property. The closing of the sale was seamless, carefully prepared and thoroughly executed.

Our experience with Ecko Jay was certainly the most positive one with any real estate agent we have ever encountered.

We would highly and unreservedly recommend him and the support staff of his company to any prospective client considering placing their property on the market.

R.Roussev, M.D, F.R.C.P

Ann Tritchew, 2015


Dear Ecko and team,

“Thank you Ecko for providing us with your wealth of knowledge in establishing a go-to-market strategy and selling our home in just a few days! "
You always maintained your professionalism and you were respectful of our efforts.
Thank you for your hard work, dedication and guidance through the negotiating process and being successful in getting over asking for us.
Ecko you are a true professional. Wishing you continued success.

Cheers to you and your amazing team!

Sally and John,  2015


Hi Ecko,

Ecko and his team did an outstanding job representing us in the sale of our home. From our initial meeting with Ecko, through to the listing of our home and eventual sale, Ecko and his team kept us involved and well-informed throughout the whole process. Ecko's unique strategy for pricing and negotiation led to a better than anticipated outcome. His eye for detail and his openness to our ideas helped ensure the features of our home were highlighted, and his advice on small enhancements to prepare the home for listing made an enormous difference and were well worth the effort. Ecko's overall approach was professional and thorough, and both he and his team added a personal touch that helped us feel supported throughout the journey. I would highly recommend Ecko and his team! 

Carolyn Plummer, 2015


Hi Ecko:

I wanted to thank you and your exceptional team for a fantastic job selling our home for 24% over asking. We have the 2nd  highest sale in Henry Farm and the highest sale without any additions! You exceeded our expectations.

Judith was outstanding through this process, she was on top of everything and worked so hard to sell our home, we just couldn’t be happier. The extensive marketing and even street signs directing the traffic to our home made a significant difference to the amount of potential buyers and agents who saw our home.

You have built an excellent boutique business. I’ve personally watched for 15 years the rise of Ecko Jay Realty through your successes in Don Mills and always thought when I sell my house I’m calling that guy and well thankfully I did. But as we know any smartly run business is not about just one person, it’s about the team of people we work with and I have to say your people are great! Seema and Jeny - AMAZING!  Everyone knew exactly the plan and our wishes – what a great experience and an outstanding team. Once my feet hit the ground I will pop by the office and thank them personally for how great they made this process for us.

Thank you again for everything,

Lisa and Gary, 2015


Ecko Jay was by far the best agent we have ever worked with. He surpassed our expectations and we were delighted with the outcome of the sale of our home. His professionalism, attention to detail, and intelligence were much appreciated as was the excellent support from his courteous and hard working staff. He was a pleasure to work with and we recommend him highly.

Nigel and Diana Dickson, 2015


Dear Ecko:

Just a note to say thank you so very much for the excellent representation you provided us with on the listing and sale of our home (and subsequent purchase of our new home).  Your expertise and eye for detail had us pulling our hair out at times ( I am still experiencing nightmares of decluttering storage units and PODs sitting on the driveway) but your eye for detail made our house a landmark in that it was the first on our street to sell for over $1M!  The fact that we ended up with 13 offers and a sale price of $1,250,000 (a full $256,000 over asking) was just icing on the cake. It definitely took the edge off losing our 60-inch television during the negotiations!!

We would also like to take the time to thank two incredible members of your team. Both Jeny Boyanova and Seema Tayeb worked tirelessly to ensure that the listing was to our liking and that we were updated each and every time there was a viewing.  They were both very warm, friendly, professional and knowledgeable and are indeed a credit to your company.

We would have no hesitation referring you and your team to any of our family or friends!


Paul and Debbie Nemethy, 2015


Ecko Jay Realty provided excellent service when selling my house. Questions and requests for assistance were met with enthusiasm and dealt with promptly. 

My house was sold in two weeks for "over asking".  Assistance in preparing the house was provided.  The office ladies were helpful with every request.  We had been following Ecko Jay for many years through his house sales in the area and had told him he would one day get our house to sell.  We are pleased with our choice of agent, it was a good decision.

Thank you to Ecko and his team, especially Jeny in the office, for your guidance through this process. Moving is difficult at the best of times and was made a little easier by a good and supportive agency.

All the best for the future,

Olivia West, 2015


Having worked with many real estate agents over the years, I found Ecko Jay and his office heads above the rest. Their knowledge of the area was supreme ,and helped to get the best sale price for me. Ecko's finely tuned negotiating skills were a pleasure to witness. He made me feel completely at ease as a result of his professional and compassionate manner, beginning from my first meeting with him. He took care of every aspect of the house sale, from marketing to staging to the final signatures on the sale papers.

Julia Shure, 2015


And a big thank you from me as well Ecko.

It was a real pleasure to work with you again. We knew you would get the job done and we knew you would do it in a highly professional, respectful and courteous way - while finding time for a little fun along the way!

As always you exceeded our expectations - and smashed the record on the street!!

A sincere thank you for helping turn Jamela's years of hard work into financial security for her future years. 

Very best wishes

Dean Herd, 2015

ps: don't retire any time soon - there's a house on Overbank we would love you to sell .... :)


Dear Ecko;

It would be remiss of me if I did not let you know about my experience dealing with you and your staff. You may not remember this but I met you at an open house several months before I put my house up for sale. You were hosting an open house at the time and I was in the initial stages of looking so I decided to pop in and have a look at the said property. I chatted with you briefly and was quite impressed with your professionalism, your knowledge, and the calm confidence you exuded. At that time I decided you would definitely be on the shortlist when I interviewed agents to sell my house. Fast forward four months and I have now interviewed two agents; I was very impressed with them and you were the last agent that I would be meeting with.

You came well prepared, armed with everything you needed, and actually appeared to have a plan on how best to sell my property. You were also very realistic regarding expectations on the selling price.

The transaction is now firm and I am very happy with the level of service I received from you and your team. I am happy I did not settle for the agent offering to sell my property at a cut rate commission or one telling me “houses in Toronto sell themselves”.  I am pleased with not just the outcome but also the process. Selling a home I loved is not an easy process and I did not want to have second thoughts or regrets. You were honest, knowledgeable, and decent; very seasoned professional who knows the market extremely well and can adapt as required. Excellent negotiating skills, honesty and integrity were important to me and this was evident throughout the process.

Finally, credit to your team of Jeny and Seema. They were fast, efficient, got back to me promptly whenever I had questions and kept updating me throughout the process. Clinical precision and execution comes to mind when I think of your team.

Thank you. It has been a pleasure. 


Tony, 2015


Hello Ecko,
I hope you are well.
I was just emailing you to thank you for your professional and excellent help for selling our house.
As an agent, it was a huge deal for my family and I to ask another agent to sell our own property but, you made it very possible and, having you as our agent is something I do not regret.
On top of that, your colleagues and your office staff were very kind and organized when they were informing us about the showings and the open houses.
Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon.

Warmest Regards,

Mohsen Mortazavi, 2015


Well what you have said here, has made me cry..... Thank you for your kind and "sincere" words that you have written.
I agree with the calming and serenity feel to the house - as my parents made it that way. They were proud homeowners and liked to decorate with beautiful things. The inside was cared for, and also the out ... It was always a welcome feeling to be with my parents there, I loved coming back to be with them (despite the fact that I have my own place, their home was my home).

We were raised in such a warm and loving home. I have a feeling that this young couple will appreciate  the home and take care of It - from what Christine said, they  definitely responded with excitement and surprise that they made the best offer and got it !!

I am extremely grateful that you were able to do this deal for our parents Ecko. Our parents chose the BEST Realtor and your "true" colours and expertise came through with your professionalism last night!!  You have a passion in your  realtor technique , but  also your warm heart is felt for your clients.

We look forward to working with you over the next few months........... 

Kristen Wilby, 2015



Aug 4, 2014

Dear Ecko,

During our two week association, I was very impressed with your exceptional results.

I commend you and your very efficient team on your excellent coordination of staging, listing, marketing and eventual sale of my Don Mills home.

Without hesitation, I will recommend your services to others.

Best wishes for the future,


21 Ranchdale Cres


June 26, 2014

Working with Ecko made a very stressful situation almost a pleasure.

My house went from listed to sold in less than two weeks.

He and his staff were very efficient, always pleasant and right on top of things.

Thanks Ecko.


Carole Rice

5 Tudor Gate


June 7, 2014

Dear Ecko:

We want to express our thanks to you for the wonderful experience we had working with you (and your team) to sell our home. We put so very much into building this house and, throughout the journey with you, you expressed to us so much respect and appreciation of our efforts, at the same time always giving us the utmost wise and candid advice and guidance. We thank you sincerely from our hearts for matching us with the right buyer, people who we know will be truly happy here.

You have demonstrated a level of professionalism head and shoulders above any of our past dealings in real estate. The whole experience was so smoothly and masterfully executed.

You and your team did an absolutely wonderful job for us.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts- to you, Mitra and Seema.


Ernie and Patsy

39 Chatfield Dr


February 2013

Dear Ecko,

In the limited space afforded by this card, I want to express my deepest thanks and those of my daughter Irena in the sale of our (late) residence on Woodsworth Road. Your level of professionalism was beyond my descriptive powers – suffice it to say that in all aspects of the transaction you provided a superb level of service. It fully confirmed my long-time “gut feeling” that if and when the time came for me to sell, Ecko Jay would be my Broker of choice.

Respectfully and sincerely,

Len Hart


September 13, 2012


Michael and I have never felt more compelled to write a letter of recommendation – for any reason – then we do for the service you have provided us with in selling our home. I cannot remember a time when we have ever had the pleasure to work with such a remarkable professional.

By your reputation and seeming ability to get the best prices for homes in the area, we decided to hire you as our agent. Your attention to details, extraordinary marketing, professionalism and responsibilities as our agent was beyond reproach.

Your intuitiveness certainly paid off. With trust in you, we followed your guidance on the listing price you recommended and you were absolutely correct! Not only did we sell out house when other homes stagnated, but we also got well above asking as you predicted and got exactly what we required. Other homes in the neighbourhood either didn’t sell this past summer and were taken off the market, or are still for sale months later as we move into the fall.

Ecko you were the consummate professional at all times with impeccable integrity. You pushed when you felt you needed to push to ensure the best result and BEST RESULT we got! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and the ECKO JAY team.

Ecko Jay Realty Ltd. not only represents the best real estate, but has redefined a new standard by which all agents should strive to achieve. We have never encountered such professionalism in you and your team, all showing such an impossibly high work ethic.

It is not possible to express the words to adequately convey our feelings, or give a high enough recommendation of you and your team to anyone. We certainly could not imagine going through any future real estate deal without you. Please feel free to share the content of this letter as you see fit, and we would be more than happy to provide additional reference for you and your company un any capacity.

Thank you for your time and for doing such an amazing job!



Michael and Kim O’Connell

North York, Ontario

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