Lee Colucci’s proactive approach to real estate is what distinguishes him from other agents, but his commitment to always going above and beyond the call of duty is what truly sets him apart. He regularly steps outside the conventional approaches to satisfy all of his clients' needs - sellers, buyers, investors, clients looking for a family home, or those hoping to expand their investment portfolios. Lee's dedication to understanding and responding to each client’s unique requirements, with the utmost knowledge and skill, is unmatched. When the deal is closed, Lee maintains open lines of communication: he remains the expert-on-call.
"I’ve always said that real estate was the career I was meant for. It draws on my best qualities - a strong work ethic, great communication, an outgoing personality, and the ability to problem solve creatively - and let’s me put them to work for my clients."
Coming out of high school, Lee accepted a scholarship for basketball that took him to Long Island University in New York, where he excelled in both athletics and academics. Among many markers of success here was his team's NCAA NIT Tournament Championship in his freshman year. Following a transfer to McGill University, Lee's focus turned back to academics and earned him a Bachelor of Education degree. Today, based on his considerable knowledge of the market, Lee believes strongly in educating his clients in order to empower them to make the best decisions possible. Over the last decade, a complete commitment to his profession has earned Lee high praise and open respect from clients and colleagues alike.
The enthusiasm Lee brings to his career in real estate has always been evident in his endeavours. A Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) and member of the global Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM), Lee isn’t bound by convention, identifying unique opportunities available in Toronto - from Rosedale to Roncesvalles, The Beaches to Yorkville, and everywhere else his clients require his expertise. Often, if a client is unfamiliar with an area, Lee will take the first opportunity to drive them around, describing each neighbourhood’s personality - from culinary options to cultural influences.
While his Real Estate accomplishments have been annually acknowledged by the industry since 2009, Lee believes his real success stems from the confidence his clients demonstrate by engaging him for their next endeavour, or by recommending him to friends and family. The true measure of the man, however, is through his charitable endeavours, and for Lee, giving back is an ongoing and important part of his life. He volunteers with St. Michael’s Hospital in support of their Inspire 2018 campaign and is always involved in initiatives that can aid or grow our communities - making Toronto and the GTA better places, not only for his clients, but for everyone, in which to live, work and play.
"As someone who's family is very into buying and selling property, I've been exposed to my fair share of real estate agents over many years - and I can say without hesitation that you, Lee, are the one I trust the most. Security and peace of mind are two of the most important things when making these often-life-changing sales or purchases, and having worked with you four times (and counting), I know you truly go above and beyond to give that to your clients. Your level of professionalism is unparalleled, and your attention to detail is unlike any I've encountered before - whether it's the amount of research you do prior to a showing, or the way you are always immaculately and fashionably dressed - I know I can count on your support at any step in the process, and no task or question is too big or too small. Simply put, Lee, you make real estate deals easy and fun.
But above all, it is your integrity and your sincere desire to see each and every Client as happy as possible that sets you apart from the rest. If your Clients are happy with their sale or purchase, you are giddy with excitement as if it were your own; and if a bid falls through, you're crushed because you feel like you've let your Clients down (even though you did everything and more). The fact that you still react like this, despite being in the industry for years, shows how dedicated you are to each and every Client, and how hard you work for all of us. It is this integrity, concern, and openness that puts Clients at ease with you from day one, and helps establish a strong, personal connection that makes Clients feel like family.
Looking forward to many more!"
"We first met Lee when we were looking for an apartment in Toronto. Lee met us and within minutes figured out exactly what our vibe was and with a few more viewings we had our awesome apartment. So it was a no-brainer that when we wanted to go buy our first place we brought Lee in to help us find it. Lee hit a home run within the first day of looking at places. Of course, we needed some more time to make sure that we had the right spot - and being the energetic and helpful guy that he is - Lee was happy to comply. Eventually we were sold - and Lee drew up all the paperwork (twice).
Although many real estate agents would have been done at that point - Lee was with us every step of the way ... and when we ran into some problems with the house, he rolled up his designer sleeves to help us fix it.
I would, and have, recommended Lee to anyone looking to buy a house. A man with that much style is bound to find you an amazing place!"
Greg + Jill
"Saying my husband and I are picky would be an understatement… not only are we picky but we ask A LOT of questions. Embarking on the journey to buy a home was nerve wracking for the both of us neither of us completely sure of what exactly we were getting into. Given the horror stories of the Toronto market we were skeptical as to how long the process would take. Despite all the hype and negative commentary in the news, we met with Lee. Lee spoke at length about the Toronto market demonstrating incredible knowledge of its interworking and the pros and cons of each of the neighbourhoods that he thought fit the bill for us. We left the meeting super impressed and incredibly at ease about what would undoubtedly be one of the biggest decisions of our lives. House hunting begins… almost immediately after we started house hunting we “fell in love” that kind of love that knocks you off your feet and takes your breath away (lesson 1 in house hunting…. DON’T fall in love). I turned to Lee the moment we finished the tour and said “make this happen” …. Lee made it happen. Words cannot describe how incredibly excited we were to hear that our offer was accepted. Lee didn’t just find us a house, he found us our home. We couldn’t be more grateful for all of his efforts.
No matter the time of day or what is going on in his personal life Lee throws himself 100% into making sure his clients are always the priority. He is fast, efficient and always a phone call away. His patience, professionalism, encouragement, advice and above all, his honesty, is a refreshing change from your typical home buying experience. We can’t recommend Lee enough."
Francois K + Vanessa H
"Lee is a fantastic realtor and an absolute pleasure to work with. I was a first time condo buyer with a lot of questions, and Lee was there every step of the way to make arrangements, and to provide guidance and support.
Lee is a consummate professional, and a wonderful resource. He really knows his stuff, and it shows! I am so happy with the condo I ended up buying, and there is no way I would have gotten it without Lee's help.
I would absolutely use Lee as my realtor again, and would recommend him to anyone and everyone I know. I've met a lot of realtors in my time, but very few come close in terms of commitment to their clients. A truly special find!"
"Both my wife and I were really happy working with Lee to find and purchase our first home. As first time home buyers, Lee took the time to understand what we were looking for and also to walk us through the process of what we could expect as we began our search. He was well prepared for every listing we went to and we both really felt that he was looking out for our best interests. Most importantly, we never once felt like we couldn’t pick up the phone and speak to Lee if an issue or question came up. Throughout the process, he was professional at all times but with just the right touch of humour at the right time to keep us grounded and comfortable. We would both highly recommend Lee (and have already done so with our friends and family) and would work with him again the next time we are in need of a realtor."
Tony & Karlene
"My partner and I were in the middle of a very stressful transition from the southern U.S. to Canada, and specifically Toronto. We were lucky to have a local friend give us Lee's information. We were told he did great work and he knew Toronto extremely well. We got in touch with him and even though we had never met he contacted us instantly. From that moment on we knew we were in such great hands. He spent multiple weekend afternoons taking us to the MANY great Toronto neighbourhoods, with wonderful local stories, and pointing out great places to eat and hang out on the way. We started out pretty clueless about living in Toronto, but with his easy charm, honesty, and affable personality we learned enough about the city to feel confident in picking out where we would make our new home. He is by the way a Toronto expert, and having grown up locally, he knows this city inside out. We were very impressed when we finally did pick out the property and how he managed to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we didn’t miss it. The house had already been promised to another agent, but what Lee did was to renegotiate the property for us, and without having to get into a bidding conflict! That is almost unheard of in the current Toronto real estate market, particularly over the summer months. We feel very lucky to have found a great place to live with Lee's help. We value his friendship and professionalism, and we truly appreciate the time he gave us. He's smart, very knowledgeable about the local real estate market, has a great sense of humour, and most importantly he is a really nice guy. Try finding all those qualities in your realtor."
Keyur P + Lisa W
"Lee provided us with excellent service and made the purchase of our condo seamless. He handled all queries and issues in a professional and timely manner. We would definitely use Lee again and would recommend his service to our friends and family."
Tony & Bibi F