Joel Lazarus

Toronto Real Estate Board
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About me:

I personally have been buying and renovating properties since the late 1970's.  I possess a strong understanding of building structures, how to repair and/or renovate problematic situations.  I always look very closely at any product that my Buyer may be interested in and advise them of any situation that I may see.

Top 3 reasons to work with me:

I help my Sellers MAXIMIZE the proceeds of the Sale of their property. I am also a fully qualified Commercial Agent, so I can be, a ‘One Stop Agent’ for all of my Client's Real Estate needs. I always listen to my clients and customer’s needs and follow through on their instructions promptly..

Why pick Joel?


(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 in Annex

Joel is among the best REALTORS® in Annex, ON as rated by the fivewalls community.

Recently Sold By Joel

Helpful Reviews of Joel

4.9/5 of 16 reviews

Dr. Hersh S.

(Seller, 2016)

Joel was both personal and very professional. I think he contributed significantly to a win-win for myself and the purchaser.

Kelly K.

(Buyer and Seller, 2005)

Joel has assisted me on a number of projects over the past 15 years. His range of expertise and experience is quite impressive. Whatever I needed whether it was rental properties or purchasing properties to rent to others, Joel handled the whole process. Property management, rent collection, maintenance, Joel can do it all. I think the best part of working with Joel is the piece of mind knowing he will take care of your investments as if they were his own. Great guy, pleasure to work with!

Woolfson and Woolfson LLB W.

(Seller, 2016)

Excellent service and result!!

Marco J.

(Buyer and Seller, 2015)

Joel was very patient in finding us our new home. It took four years to find what we wanted. He listened to our needs and wants for a new home. Always quick to respond to our inquiries and questions. Any issues that arose were quickly dealt with in a calm professional manner. Always willing to go the extra mile to help us out. Strong knowledge of GTA home prices and availability. If he didn't have an answer he knows someone who does. Would strongly recommend and will deal with again in the future.

Brian G.

(Buyer, 2006)

I’ve bought two homes, rented units, and sold property all with the help of Joel. From the very start, he was extremely helpful and helped me learn the ropes through the purchase of my first home. He’s gone well beyond all expectations. He’s helped with PDIs, colour selection and referrals for other services. I’ve been so pleased with Joel’s help that I’ve whole heartedly recommended him to others because he goes that extra mile to help clients. He’s listened to my concerns, never pushed for things that I wasn’t comfortable with and has been an invaluable resource for all my real estate needs. I would, time and time again, gladly refer Joel to others.

Farzaneh H.

(Buyer and Seller, 2010)

Professional Personable Licensed Tech savvy Knowledgeable Familiar with the local market Communicates and often Truthful and honest Full time Integrity He is more than a real estate agent he is a friend .

Tien S.

(Buyer and Seller, 2015)

Joel is very professional and care about his clients. He did not rush me to buy. When I am interested in a property he will provide me with feedbacks on the conditions of the roof, furnaces and anything which might be a concern. I do recommend him to any new buyers/sellers.

Roderick T.

(Seller, 2015)

Joel met with my wife and me as part of our realtor selection process and spent some time outlining what he would do for us to sell our property, is some detail. He was very polite and encouraging and had no issues with our requests..He said he would work with what we wanted in terms of selling price, and he had no concerns about the time of year we were selling our condo. No expensive staging was needed he said. He was always available to take telephone calls and emails, and always responded within a short time, often within minutes. He sold the condo near asking price within a few days and interfaced with the purchaser's agent very well, making sure the sale would go through smoothly, which it did. He is the best agent I have worked with over the past 25 years and dealing with many other agents.....strongly recommend him!

Debbie A.

(Buyer and Seller, 2015)

Joel Lazarus was instrumental in the sale of my old home and the purchase of my new one. The negotiations with respect to the new home were complex and Joel handled these with professionalism and courtesy. He successfully negotiated the best pricing and conditions for my new home. Joel is extremely knowledgeable with respect to real estate and property maintenance.

Michelle G.

(Buyer and Seller, 2000-2016)

I have been utilizing Joel's exceptional real estate services for over 16 years. Joel has assisted with purchasing and selling several properties of mine. In addition, Joel has also assisted on several excellent leases I have procured. Joel's expertise in all aspects of the real estate experience is invaluable. Thank you

Daphne L.

(Seller, 2015)

While I began working with Joel Lazarus to sell my home in downtown Toronto in December, 2015, my relationship with this extremely professional agent has continued until now – and will continue for the foreseeable future. At a time when a number of other ‘big name’ agents were providing low-ball, disinterested appraisals of my waterfront home and telling me that December was the worst time to sell anything, Joel took the opposite tack. He reviewed all available information, spoke with me and with my husband, made no disparaging remarks about our townhome – a unique two-story home, the time of year, the market appraisal, helped us determine a price and sold it for that price within about four days. He did not insist on ‘staging,’ our home did not need that, and we had no time for that kind of excessive work. Joel then helped us, as a rental agent, within about 10 days, to find a suite to rent in the neighbourhood, the exact suite I preferred to rent during this in-between time. Joel continues to work with me on finding a new condominium in my preferred area, and providing specific information and an appropriate and critical referral to another agent for a Kawarthas property previously handled very badly for the past 10 months. What is exceptional is the calmness, professionalism, - manners, an old-fashioned concept that I appreciate and find essential in such circumstance - a quiet and entirely appropriate sense of humour during very stressful times, the provision of specific information and his extensive knowledge of the Toronto area. Another mark of exceptional professionalism is Joel’s comfort level with discussing those areas – such as Kawarthas – he would prefer to refer to another agent. Joel makes himself available, when a client needs him, regardless of circumstances or the nature of questions and expertise. That is a rare quality, I have discovered, that I am not ever prepared to sacrifice again. I can’t see working with any other agent, now or in the foreseeable future. Joel is the gold standard in real estate.

Mitch F.

(Buyer and Seller, 1988)

I am more than happy to write an excellent review of my real estate agent, Joel Lazarus. I have bought and sold my residences with Mr. Lazarus for almost twenty years and have always been impressed with the attention to detail that Joel provides. Joel always listens carefully and tailors his approach to meet my short and long term needs. I always feel that Joel looks after me as if I was part of his immediate family. He continually demonstrates that he has my best interests at heart. He always offers his honest opinion, even though he may not profit by the advice he gives. When I became brave enough to rent out my condo, Joel was able to inform me of many aspects of becoming a landlord that I hadn’t realized. When purchasing my home, Joel’s knowledge of locations, designs, floor plans, materials and colour selection has always steered me in the right direction and a beautiful finished product. Joel has a keen decorating sense and can visualize a beautiful end result. I have come to rely on Joel when it is time to make my material selections from the builder and he has been most happy to oblige. Joel has saved me a lot of money when choosing my selections and knows which upgrades are necessary and worth spending the money the builder is asking for. I will continue to recommend Joel’s services to my friends and family and to you. I hope you will consider making Joel Lazarus your agent as well.

Stephen B.

(Buyer, 2016)

Joel's knowledge of real estate is top notch. He took the time to educate me about positives and negatives of multiple properties we visited. His knowledge of things buyers are not aware of is very helpful such as future development, infrastructure and community development, . He took his time to show multiple properties and was patient with me during this process. His advice was very right and in hindsight I should have listened to him about selling one of my properties. Joel has a really good understanding of your needs now and your future needs which is ideal with such a large purchase. I've had the pleasure of working with Joel with two purchases and 1 potential sale and in all cases, he puts my needs first.

Diane L.

(Buyer, 2016)

Joel Lazarus expressed exceptional attention to detail, expertise and knowledge. I appreciate Joel Lazarus' commitment and integrity throughout the entire process of finding and purchasing my new home. Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback. I am sincerely thankful to have worked with such a knowledgeable and caring professional.

moe M.

(Buyer, 2005)

Over the past decade Joel has helped our family find perfect home. His experience in the Toronto market is fantastic. We love the community that we purchased in and I will continue to work with him in the future. If you are looking to find a sound investment I would strongly recommend you contact him.

Roland A.

(Buyer and Seller, 2010 to 2016)

Joel Lazarus is the best real estate agent in town! He is the embodiment of knowledge and experience about the real estate business. When you have Joel, you've got it all. You don't need to look any further. He is hardworking, patient, honest, friendly and easy going. Whether you are buying or selling Joel is your guy!

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