For those of you that would like a little background on me, I've listed some of the other interests I get involved with from time to time. Kind of like reading the back of a cereal box when you're having your morning wheaties, because your inquisitive mind demands to be exercised.My passion is people and I love to meet them and offer the benefit I have gained from being in the local housing industry for more than 30 yrs. First as an electrician and later as a home builder.Most Significant AccomplishmentsHappily married to the same wonderful woman since 1988 and the father of two beautiful daughters who still think their dad is cool.Less Significant AccomplishmentsOK - seriously now - get ready . .. One of the top selling agents at Re/Max Twin City Waterloo for sales volume.In the top 1% of Realtors on the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board ( by listing volume )Former licensed Master ElectricianExperienced Home Builder - 10 yrs.Areas of SpecializationNew home design experienceRelocations and job transfersExtra attention and help for First Time Buyers
I enjoy singing with the worship team at my church, I was previously a member of the KW Grand Philharmonic Choir and before that, even sang with my brothers in a gospel quartet for a few years. If I go even further back, we get into rock & roll and long hair and all that stuff - some things that are now a faded memory. :-)
An active long distance runner - 5 marathons and counting . . .
5.0/5 of 23 reviews
Cynthia & Albert Z.(Seller, 2017)
Jamie did an outstanding job! He was very helpful and informative when we purchased this house 5 years ago and we were very pleased with his efforts and results in selling our house quickly this month!
Nancy P.(Seller, 2017)
Jamie really impressed us with his knowledge and professionalism. When we got together to create the listing, it was very obvious he had conducted thorough research and was well-prepared for the discussion. He made excellent use of technology to manage the showings, and kept us well-informed of viewer feedback throughout the process. Jamie listened well, answered all our questions credibly, made himself available as we needed him, and provided value-added advice on how to show off the place to best advantage.The place sold within 2 days of listing it for well above asking price - we were thrilled! We would definitely list with him again!
Peter & Bethany M.(Buyer, 2017)
Jamie Kubassek was recommended to us by good friends of ours and we are so grateful we went with our gut and chose him as our realtor. He is kind, personable and so pleasant to work with. His knowledge, experience, and attention to detail thoroughly supported us in our adventure of finding our first home in this hot and crazy market. We never felt pressured by the chaos of the market and always felt that we had the time and space to make the decisions that we felt like we needed to make. And when we were unsure, Jamie was there ready to provide us with the wisdom we needed to make the best decision. We trusted him from the beginning and truly valued his insight and honesty every step of the way. The best part about working with Jamie was that we weren’t only working with a realtor, we were working with what felt like a friend. We are thrilled we chose him as our realtor because in the end we were blessed to have found a beautiful move in ready home, under asking price which is simply unheard of in the market right now. We highly recommend Jamie’s services, you won’t regret it!
Brandon & Larissa G.(Buyer and Seller, 2016)
The greatest three words to describe my wife and I's experience of Jamie Kubassek as our realtor would be confidence, knowledge, and trust. Each of those go hand in hand with each other. His many years of experience in both the real estate market and home building contribute immensely to the strategies he uses in relation to the modern buyers and sellers market. Under Jamie's lead, we sold our home with great ease and within days, getting us above our asking price! Jamie took the time needed to walk us through new homes until we found the right one and never wavered his optimism in the aggressive market we found ourselves in. He made sure to take care of our every need right up to bringing us our keys on the final day! We highly recommend Jamie for your next sale and/or purchase!
Perry E.(Seller, 2016)
Jamie helped us find a suitable house in 2013 when my wife wanted to move her business into our home. He also found us two sets of tenants for our previous house, which we kept as a rental property. Most recently, Jamie helped us to sell that house. Jamie has been in the residential business for many years, having accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience. He is up-to-date on the latest trends in the market and uses the latest online tools available for listing and showcasing properties. In all of our experiences with him, Jamie displayed the utmost in confidence and professionalism and got us the results we were looking for in a timely manner. I highly recommend Jamie Kubassek - he is the best in the business!
Paul & Debi H.(Buyer and Seller, 2015)
We've worked with Jamie a few times over the years. He recently helped us to find a condo for our Mom, and has been very patient with us as we've gone through surges of looking for a new place (even though we're still in a holding pattern.) Jamie's style works very well for me. He's a high energy guy, very reachable. As a former home builder and veteran salesman, he is very knowledgeable, and he'll likely have an informed opinion on any question that comes up. Yet, he's not pushy with his point of view; he has a relaxed air that made us feel that our desires were leading the way. Full disclosure: Jamie has become a good friend of ours. I normally avoid mixing business and friendship, but we have such a high level of trust in Jamie that we didn't hesitate to use him as our agent.
Jonathan & Meaghan B.(Buyer, 2016)
Jamie was eager to help us out, and I particular appreciated his willingness to go over and above what we asked. He diligently researched all the variables to ensure that we were making the best decision we could.
Nargiza U.(Buyer, 2015)
We were buying our first home in Canada and had a long list of our wishes. Jamie joked later that we had a "champagne taste with a beer budget"! But he was very sensitive to every detail of our wish list. Jamie was able to help us find our dream home on a "lemonade budget", and it didn't even take long! Jamie was very friendly, organized and very professional!"
Scott & Tory S.(Buyer, 2015)
Being first time home buyers, my wife and I were somewhat nervous going into the buying process. From our first meeting with Jamie we were put at ease by his calm but professional attitude. He knew the right questions to ask us and understood our goals and dreams. Within hours of that first meeting Jamie had a search set up for us. We were fortunate to find a place that exactly where we wanted to move within weeks. Jamie helped us prepare our offer quickly and competitively, and we were so thrilled to receive his call telling us we had gotten our dream home. Through it all Jamie was always a simple phone call or e-mail away, and his professionalism and positive attitude made our first home buying experience a great one. Thanks Jamie for all you did, we are so thrilled to be moving into our dream home and you had a huge role to play in that!
Nigel K.(Buyer and Seller, 2015-2016)
We chose Jamie above other real estate agents in our city due to his knowledge and attentiveness to detail. Many agents we have met when visiting Open Houses did not have the knowledge concerning the property they were selling. Jamie takes the time to make himself knowledgeable about the property for sale, he listens to our needs and answers all of our questions as well making recommendations. He gave us advice and arranged someone to provide a thorough property inspection in the property we purchased, plus recommended excellent tradesmen to fix minor details that he recommended for the sale of our house. Not only does he know construction he is knowledgeable with modern decorating trends. Jamie is a person we trust and recommend.
Caylin S.(Buyer, 2015)
After a great experience using Jamie's services to purchase our first home, we knew we would ask him to help find our second home as well. What you get with Jamie, that you won't get from younger, less experienced realtors, is a vast knowledge of the quality and value of neighbourhoods throughout Kitchener and Waterloo. He listens to your wants and needs, and won't last your time showing you something he knows you won't be interested in. Jamie was always available to take phone calls, punctual to appointments and would often be able to schedule showings for us, on short notice. We also valued his general knowledge of house construction, and always took his opinion of the quality of a home into consideration...he didn't just point out what colour the carpet was, or the location of the bathroom, like most realtors do. In the end, he worked to get us the house we wanted at a reasonable price. Will use again. - Claudio & Caylyn
Paul K.(Buyer, 2011)
After looking for a house in Waterloo for months, my wife and I were introduced to Jamie. He expanded our focus, and within days found a house that was a perfect fit in a neighbourhood we had not considered before. We got into a bidding war with another couple, but Jamie provided us with the proper advice to make sure we got the house, yet ensured we did not overpay for it (coming from Toronto this could have been an issue). We were very pleased with his candour and straightforward advice. Go for it. He's good.
John C.(Buyer and Seller, 1998, 2010, 2013)
Jamie is our agent of choice every time - he has helped us on multiple occasions. He is professional yet personable. He is a person of integrity. In every case he was responsive to our needs and insightful in his input. Jamie knows his stuff. We highly recommend him.
Mark L.(Buyer, 2015)
Jamie Kubassek is a professional. He knows how to complete a transaction in the fewest moves and with masterful negotiation skills. In a market where homes move quickly and minutes, if not seconds, matter he is the Realtor you want on your side of the table. Rarely have I worked with an individual as organized and clear as Jamie was during our home purchase. There were no excuses just results. I wish I could say that every home purchasing experience had been the same. They were not. I have purchased 7 homes in the last 15 years. The 7th home we finally found the right man. Jamie Kubassek. I asked Jamie what he attributed his success in real estate to. Among the items he mentioned was the fact that he treats the person who is buying there first home and the person buying there 20th home exactly the same way. He doesn't focus on dollar amounts, he focuses on the people and their dreams. I have found that to be a rare quality. There are people who just "Get it." They know what to do and how to get it done. Jamie "Get's it." Friendly, understanding, proficient, master negotiator are just a few of the words I would use to describe Jamie and his service. If you are looking for a Realtor he should be the person you call. You'll be glad you did!
Angela B.(Seller, 2015)
Jamie always goes the extra mile. He is patient, kind, knowledgeable, and talks no nonsense real estate. I have bought and sold with Jamie knowing I was in good hands. My parents moved to Canada and didn't understand the real estate process I called Jamie, there isn't anyone else I would trust with my elderly parents. You want someone to trust call Jamie Kubassek!
Stephen Y.(Buyer, 2015)
My newlywed wife and I were looking to buy our first home together. We heard some good things about Jamie and the work that he does; so we contacted him and told him what we were looking for in a home. Jamie agreed to work with us and even hooked us up with a great mortgage broker. Jamie did a great job of reading between the lines and helped us find a beautiful home that my wife and I are both very pleased with. We recommend using Jamie as a real estate agent
Kevin G.(Buyer and Seller, August 2014)
We have bought and sold a number of homes in the region over the years and Jamie is the best agent we have ever had. He was honest (when he did not know something he told us), gave valuable advice on which to make decisions (he is very knowledgeable about the housing market in our area) and most important of all, he followed our instructions to the letter. We trusted him to put our needs first and he did. In the end, he sold our latest home quickly (1 day), and we got the price we asked for. Jamie kept us up-to-date via email every step of the way. It was a worry free transaction with no surprises or issues; he had every contingency planned for. When we are ready to buy or sell again, we will be sure to check with Jamie first. We suggest that you talk to Jamie and see what he can do for you. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Jamie.
Darren S.(Buyer and Seller, 2007, 2010, 2015)
Jamie’s background as a home builder with his brothers and wise negotiation skills have allowed me to venture into buying and selling homes with a tremendous deal of trust and confidence. Trust that he knows what he is doing and has my best interest at heart. Trust that he can advise on real life, real time market conditions and handle negotiations to maximize my sale price and minimize my purchase price. We have used Jamie in the buying and selling of 4 homes and without question will continue to use his valued services going forward. I have referred him to countless family and friends because he gets the job DONE ! Easy as 123-Sold Thanks for your help Jamie
Aaron B.(Seller, 2014)
My wife and I moved to the US very quickly, and left behind a 'one of a kind' rural century home West of Waterloo, with hopes of an easy sale. It turns out 'one of a kind' homes are often pretty hard to sell and our first realtor was very disappointing. We switched to Jamie, who was recommended by a trusted friend. Jamie did an exceptional job for us. Within 48 hours, we re-assessed the value of the property. Within one week, we had more interest than in the several previous months. Within a handful of weeks, we had three different families making offers. Jamie recommended an offer to us that actually resulted in a lower commission for him but was better for us, which really earned our trust. As a century home, we ended up having several annoying and nerve-racking issues come up, which risked the closing of the home. Jamie provided incredible guidance throughout, as well as going truly over-and-above, in terms of participating in multiple inspections, well tests, etc., given that we were no longer in the province. I know Jamie worked much harder with this sale than is normally required, but he did it with a positive smile and professionalism. My wife and I have bought/sold several properties in multiple states and provinces, and Jamie stands out as an exceptional realtor. You did a fantastic job for us, and I am happy to provide a personal reference whenever it helps. Thanks again, Aaron
Tammy & Menahem E.(Buyer and Seller, 2007, 2010, 2015)
We've worked with Jamie on what we consider as one of the biggest investments of our lives. He's always provided us with the most accurate and current information that we needed to make a wise decision. He has been extremely wise on when to step in and encourage us to make a decision and when to step back when we weren't ready and comfortable to take the next step. We highly recommend Jamie to our friends and family not only for his depth of real estate knowledge but of his core values in which he conducts his business. Thank you Jamie!
Marko & Janice S.(Buyer and Seller, 2015)
Jamie helped us sell both of our homes and buy the one we are currently living in. He was readily available to help us when needed and conducted himself in a very professional manner. He answered all of our questions and advocated for us throughout the process. In the end we ended up with a beautiful home that we are very happily living in today. Thanks for all your help, Jamie!
Chris & Heather M.(Buyer and Seller, 2006 and 2014)
We first met Jamie when he sold us our very first home in 2006. He understood our needs as a young family and helped us find a suitable home in our limited budget. 8 years later it was time to upgrade and find something with more room for our older children. Not only did Jamie sell our house quickly, he walked us through the process of building a new home. Because of his knowledge and experience in new home construction, he was a huge asset in dealing with the builders and helping us design a home layout that suited our needs. What could have been a stressful/painful process.....was smooth and easy and Jamie made sure we had no "surprises" in the end. We're so thankful for Jamie and the 100% commitment he puts into his work!
Tim & Julia H.(Buyer, 2015)
My husband and I were buying our first home and had Jamie as our agent. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, without being pushy which I really appreciated. He walked us through all the steps and helped us feel very comfortable with the biggest (so far!) purchase we've ever made. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home - you can really tell that he loves what he does!