CEO – That Franchise Group
"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Brenda Alderdice for over three years. Brenda is a hard working business owner who always represents herself and Downsizing Diva at the highest possible level. She is a trailblazer in the Downsizing Diva franchise network with her creative ideas, tireless work ethic and infectious positive attitude that keep her at the forefront of the senior move management industry."
"I wanted to express how pleased we were with the whole process of moving my parents. Lily and Karen were wonderful, efficient, kind, very easy going, happy, accommodating, and a real pleasure to work with. You have a great crew for dealing with, what for us, was a very difficult time and you seem to run things so well."
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for all the hard work you had done
on my behalf. While having to deal with the downsizing of this condo was not easy, both emotionally and
physically, you made it seamless.
It was an honour to have met you and I hope that our paths will cross again.
Wishing you all the best on your future endeavours."
"I had my house up for sale and needed to de-clutter 32 years worth of furniture, antiques and collectibles that I couldn't take with me. Brenda and her team helped me pack up and move out everything. I didn't need leaving my house looking like a model home. They even had my kitchen, dining room, front entrance and the front door painted. These lovely ladies worked hard and did all this in two days. I couldn't have done this without Brenda and her team. Thank you so much!"
"Our Realtor suggested we have a free-in-home consultation with Brenda – owner of Downsizing Diva Etobicoke. After securing two referrals Brenda and her team got started. We were very happy with their full service approach. What a job they did! Not only did they help us downsize and de-clutter but also arranged for the necessary home repairs and prepared our home for the stager. Then looked after all the packing, move day and unpacking. Everything went so smoothly. In doing the job it was like dealing with people you knew as close friends. We could not ask for a better experience. We do not hesitate in recommending them. Believe us you are in for a warm and effective downsize and move."
"On behalf of me and Barb and Trish, a huge thank you for all of your support and hard work and compassion in helping us with Jessie's move. We could not have done this without you and your wonderful staff!"
"Brenda, you are a lovely person, very caring and such a good listener and I thank you for that. Downsizing Diva Etobicoke will be very successful with you at the lead. Brenda really seems to keep her finger on the pulse and keeps the ball successfully rolling until the job is complete. Brenda is a bright star in a world of darkness for some of these seniors. They are very lucky to have you and your staff in their lives as you all brighten the room with your presence."
"We would like to thank Downsizing Diva Etobicoke for the services they provided to
our family. Brenda and Joanne were involved in many steps of moving my parents from a large 3-bedroom
condominium to a much smaller space at a retirement residence. They assisted with packing and unpacking. They
booked movers, co-ordinated booking elevators with property manager at their condominium and the new retirement
residence for move out and move in. They provided a contact for items to go to auction, they arranged for papers
to be shredded, they looked after clear out of condo including old paints and had the condominium cleaned after
everything was out. Brenda and Joanne were so organized and made the over whelming task appear seamless."
They treat your parents like they were their own parents. They have even been by to visit them at their new residence. Thank you both for being professional, caring and compassionate. It was a pleasure to work with you."
Client / Daughter
"My Mother and I engaged the services of Downsizing Diva Etobicoke for my mother's move from her home into a retirement residence. The job was done efficiently and thoroughly. We could not have been more pleased with their professionalism, care, high level of customer service and compassion, given that mother was leaving her home of 59 years. We highly recommend their services."
"The Divas were great to work with while move my mother. They were very efficient and calming during a difficult time. Thank you for all the help to have the move go very smoothly. With appreciation."
"Sincere Christmas greetings to our Diva "par excellence"! We could not have accomplished our move
without you and your "crew" of capable people and contacts."
We continue to sing your praises when asked about our move! You orchestrated what could have been a very difficult experience into a smooth transition to our new home, thank you again. Have a happy and Merry Christmas. We'll keep in touch."
"I love recommending Downsizing Diva Caledon-Dufferin to my clients. Brenda and her team offer my clients a full service program and excellent personalized service to help them prepare their home for the market. They suggest ways to have their home show its best and coordinate all outside services in a timely manner so I can list their home quickly. The best part is every home I work with Brenda on always sells quickly! I consider Downsizing Diva Caledon-Dufferin a very valuable part of my business."
"Downsizing Diva Etobicoke has helped several of my clients downsizing and assist them with every aspect of their move. I always feel good recommending Brenda and her team to my clients since I know they will be very well taken care of with any part of their move. The children of my elderly clients are always very pleased with the service Brenda offers since they often live a distance away. Brenda is passionate about reducing the stress for everyone during this process. Brenda and her team show compassion and sensitivity to all involved allowing me to do the best job possible for my clients."
"I have no hesitation in recommending Downsizing Diva Caledon-Dufferin to my clients. Brenda and her team offer my clients a full service program and excellent personalized service to help them prepare their home for the market. ! They suggest ways to have the home show its best and coordinate all outside services in a timely manner so I can list their home quickly. The best part is every home I work with Brenda on always sells quickly. My clients also use Downsizing Diva to prepare their new residence making their move very smooth. I consider Downsizing Diva Caledon-Dufferin a very valuable part of my business."
A thrilled client's daughter
"Brenda and her colleagues at Downsizing Diva are simply amazing! My mom was moving from the home she lived in for more than 50 years. They thought of everything – no detail was too small. They were incredibly attentive, respectful and everything was done so beautifully – including unpacking and organizing my mom in her new place. Brenda is very knowledgeable about additional resources – all those whom she involves such as movers are also superb! It was the best experience possible for my mom and for all of us!"
"Our congratulations on being named the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Caledon Chamber of Commerce.
Well done! Charles Bristoll's remarks do you justice. We agree wholeheartedly.
The thought of moving from our home of 47 years to a much smaller condo could have been over whelming! A friend put us in contact with Brenda and so the way was paved for a super efficient move with a minimum of stress for us. Brenda and her team orchestrated our downsizing with good humour, understanding and contacts, which helped us to decide what to keep and what to let go. Packing, moving, unpacking, no breakage and no scrapes or dents! We made the choices and Brenda and her Divas did the work! Our home was left spotless for the new owners and this pleased us greatly. All in all, a very good experience. Tired? Yes, but happy! Thank you Brenda."
I retained Brenda's services for two different clients and could not be more pleased with the results. Not only did she do a fabulous job working with me, she respected the needs and wishes of my clients while working tirelessly to transform their home, which resulted in full-price sales in under 48 hours. Brenda made my job easier and she also helped my clients get everything they wanted financially from the sale of their homes. It is great to know I have someone like Brenda to rely on and I will definitely be asking for her help again soon.
I never thought I could move from my home of 42 years but when I received the help and guidance from Downsizing Diva it became possible….I was lonely and not eating proper meals. Once I knew all the details of moving could be taken care…I jumped at the thought of being around others and enjoying well-prepared meals. I love my new home!
We were overwhelmed when we received a call from our Aunt's doctor saying she was not able to continue living on her own. She had always been a private, independent person who cherished her home where she had lived for 50 years. We were overwhelmed with the task we had to face until we met Brenda. Brenda's willingness to take on all the tasks was a relief. It took two weeks for Brenda to move my aunt. She downsized and cleaned the entire house, it was staged, listed and sold for $42,000 over the asking price. We are very grateful and highly recommend Brenda.
I had to move from a four-bedroom home to a two-bedroom condo. My husband is in a nursing home and my brother is mentally handicapped. I didn't have anyone to help me and I felt completely overwhelmed. Brenda helped me make tough decisions helping me establish what I needed and what I didn't. It was hard to choose sometimes but Brenda was firm, fair and encouraging. When the movers came she had everything packed. She directed the unpacking and even helped me put everything in its right place. I couldn't have done it without Brenda.
What a godsend Brenda is! My elderly mother had decided, rather quickly, that she would move from a 2 storey home into a studio apartment in a retirement residence and there was no way I could get her move organized and completed. I suggested to my Mom that we contact the “Downsizing Diva” and see what assistance she could offer. Brenda helped Mom decide what to take, packed up the boxes, organized movers and a truck, unpacked everything upon arrival at the retirement residence and my Mom moved into her fully set up apartment at 3:00p.m. that day! I can't say enough about "Downsizing Diva” and Brenda. Her services are very professional, she has a great rapport with both my mother and me, and she works so efficiently and effectively. I honestly don’t know what we would have done without her. Thank you so much Brenda!!