Jim Emilson

Etobicoke, Scarborough, Toronto
Detached Homes,  
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About me:

A prairie boy from Saskatchewan who moved to Toronto 22 years ago, my upbringing instilled the pioneer work ethic:  "Start the day early, work hard, a handshake means something - if you live this way, you will enjoy an abundant harvest."

Top 3 reasons to work with me:

My weekly educational real estate videos that appear on Facebook and have been viewed by an audience of more than 50,000 in the first 6 months of 2016 alone..
Over the years it has been a privilege to win a variety of Awards at the brokerage and National level..
My years selling to the largest, most ruthless retailers in the world taught me lessons in the art of negotiation that I use each and every day to help my clients.

Why pick Jim ?


(past year)

High number of transactions from leading brokerages.


Years of

Solid full-time real estate experience with highly rated customer reviews.

Among the top REALTORS® of 2017 on fivewalls

Jim is among the best REALTORS® in your area as rated by the fivewalls community.

Recently Sold By Jim

Helpful Reviews of Jim

5.0/5 of 11 reviews

Joanne and Mike R.

(Buyer, 2016)

Jim was prompt, efficient and reliable in assisting us with finding a new home. He took the stress out of relocating to Toronto with his knowledge of the city and area that was our desired spot. I would highly recommend. Jim for all of your real estate needs. I will most certainly retain Jim's expertise again without hesitation and recommend him to my family and friends.

Tatyana and Anjelika K.

(Buyer, 2014-2016)

Jim is a truthful real estate guy who not just wants to sell n run for his money, but who loves what he is doing and is in the business for the long haul. He does not just but and sell for you - he builds lasting relationships that turn into friendships. Jim takes time to really understand your interests so that he can follow up with a range of options specially selected for you. Jim will go to all appointments with you and will give you his candid opinion, even if this opinion means no deal on the property for both of you. During the deal signing process, Jim will enquire the seller (in our case) on particulars of the contract and if he finds clauses that may be costly or inconvenient for you, he will let you know. He thus saved us quite a bit in closing costs. We have used Jim twice, will be using him more and highly recommend his services to our close friends.

Stuart M.

(Buyer, 2014)

I have known Jim for a few years now and he has proved invaluable in helping me in my purchase of two properties. The service Jim provided was fantastic. I was still in the UK at this point so Jim was available regardless of the timezone and he fit into my tight time scales when i was in Toronto looking for property. Jim was very patient as we were looking at properties and I was honing my requirements. I have recommended Jim and will continue to do so. Moreover I will use Jim myself for all my real estate needs in future.

Allan F.

(Buyer, 2014,2015 and 2016)

I am not currently living in Canada. I am Canadian however. You could not believe the hurdles we had to go through to buy our property in Canada. Jim was there throughout.it would not have been possible without someone of his dedication and support. We will always be forever grateful. He is a caring and supportive individual who always went far beyond what I expected. If anyone doesn't trust him to provide support and find creative solutions they are making a big mistake. You cannot ask for more. Allan Finn

Wanda C.

(Buyer and Seller, 2014)

Jim was very professional, but also took the time to understand us and our needs as clients. He was always there to offer suggestions, and support throughout our experience with him (selling a house and downsizing to a condo). It was a pleasure to work with Jim, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.

Eric P.

(Buyer and Seller, 2015)

Very confident and hard working with exceptional communication skills. Jim is great and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an agent ready to earn not only your trust but earn your confidence.

Karen and Jon V.

(Buyer and Seller, 2013)

Jon and I met Jim at an open house when we were just starting our house hunting journey. We did not have a realtor at that point and Jim was helpful in providing guidance on areas of Toronto in which we should look. After a bad experience with a previous realtor, we were hesitant in committing to any particular agent. Jim assisted us in those early stages without any pressure and we quickly realized he was the best person to represent us. As I would expect any house hunting journey in Toronto would be, it took us a few months just to find a house that we were ready to offer on. Jim was patient with us through the journey and helpful through the completion of the deal. What makes Jim a great realtor is the support he’s provided us in the years after the closing date. He has helped to keep us up-to-date with the activity around our new home and to provide us insight into the value of our largest investment. As well, the little gifts he has sent to our newborn son reveal caring nature of someone we now consider our friend. Jim Emilson is a great realtor and we have recommended him to friends and family.

Kurt P.

(Seller, 2015)

I was impressed with his caring demeanour as well his ability to foresee what could be done in staging the home. We didn't have to wait wondering what was happening. Before we knew what was happening the house was sold and way above what we expected. It was a hectic but altogether pleasant experience.

Daniel V.

(Buyer and Seller, 2014, 2016)

Great relator I could trust 100%, with his knowledge & experience during very important steps in my life. Very personable and always there for me . Couldn't ask for more!

Margarida M.

(Seller, 2015)

On our first meeting Jim gave me detailed information about himself, about my condo and the price I could expect to sell it for as well as about everything we needed to do to sell it quickly for the desired price. The result was there were never any surprises and we cooperated closely all through the process. Jim was always considerate and friendly, patiently answering all my questions and making the process as stress free as possible. My condo was sold in record time and the deal closed without a hitch. Jim is definitly a very competent a trustworthy person and I would not hesitate to recomend him to any one wanting to buy or sell a property .

Michelle A.

(Seller, 2014)

I was helping my mom sell her home of 60 years. Jim recognized how difficult this was, and explained everything step by step. He put all the options out there and explained what his recommendations were, the reasons behind them, and then stepped back and let her decide. I found him to be very straight forward, honest, and respectful. Everything he did was to ensure that my mom got the best offer possible. And she did.

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