After more than 20 years as a full-time real estate agent, Garry Glidden formed Agent-Proof Me in 2014. Having seen the extreme range of licensed Realtors® and knowing the significant impact a real estate agent has on a family that is buying or selling a home, he became determined to do something to help people find not just good, but exceptional, agents.
This expanded into Mortgage Experts, Home Inspectors and Real Estate Lawyers.
Finding great professionals
The lure of large commission cheques attracts many more to this business than does the desire to become a true real estate professional. With approximately 55,000 licensed Realtors® in Toronto and the GTA alone, and a large percentage making one or fewer sales per year, the numbers speak for themselves. In this environment, it’s the consumer who suffers.
So what do people really want in a real estate agent? We did some research and it turns out the key traits are:
- market knowledge
- caring personality
At Agent-Proof Me, we search for Realtors®, Mortgage Professionals, Home Inspectors and Lawyers who excel in all these areas and who love working with first-time home buyers/sellers and young couples and families.
To ensure we only get the best, we developed a strict, in-depth process for vetting which includes ‘blind references’, researching professional bodies for misconduct and multiple one-on-one communications. You won’t find hundreds and hundreds of ‘directory-type’ professionals on this site. Anyone can upload data. Our process limits us to adding only a few professionals per month. And we will only list a maximum of three professionals per city.
So when you browse through the experts on our website, you can trust that we’ve personally screened them – and will continue to vet in order to ensure that we only display exceptional, caring professionals for your choosing.
“I’m proud of the APM family of Realtors, Home Inspectors, Mortgage Professionals and Real Estate Lawyers and hope that you will consider interviewing one of them for your next home purchase or sale. You will be blown away by their service and care.”
Garry Glidden, Founder & President
Why People Like Using Agent-Proof Me
This is a fantastic company that connects buyers and sellers with great Realtors. They do a great deal of screening to ensure that their referral of a Realtor in their community treat all clients as you would treat your own family. They truly care about taking excellent care of you.
May 16, 2016
My wife and I used Agent Proof Me to find a realtor to help us buy our first home. It was a smooth and painless process from Day 1. We've since referred two different friends to Agent Proof Me and they both experienced similar results. Will definitely use this service again and continue to refer.
March 24, 2016
I'm proud to be associated with this amazing group of caring, family-friendly Realtors. Kudos to Garry and his team for their awesome work!
November 15, 2016
Agent-Proof Me rocks!!! You can count on a Realtor referred to you to complete the transition with your best interest at heart. APM = Honest and Trustworthy.
July 23, 2016
- Ilona Gorelik
May 1, 2017
I want to let Gary Glidden know how grateful we are that he connected us with Janet Pelltier for the sale of our home in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Based on how easy it was to develop a relationship with Janet, Gary did his homework; he cleared thought about our needs and determined the fit that would make for a smooth transaction. Though there were some bumps in the road (there always are), the information and advice that we received was amazing. In those moments that I felt anxious or concerned; there was a phone call, email or text that calmed my mind and allowed me to determine best next steps when information was shared. Lets face, we don't know what we don't know and rely on the expertise and experiences of others. Janet P and Gary G...awesome professionals that walk you through the real estate maze. We will be forever grateful
September 2, 2017
- Maha At
June 10, 2016Toni Chähley
July 13, 2016