Why The Kaufman Group

"When we started Kaufman Group, our dream was to develop a space where everyone would work together as a family. Our intention in doing so was to create something better, not only for our team but for the clients we serve each day." Alfee, Lindsay and Liza

This dynamic group is now modernizing the experience of buying and selling real estate by cultivating a spirit of collaboration, innovation and integrity. Fostering a culture of partnership in which all our clients are represented in a cooperative environment by all of us, therefore ensuring our buyers and vendors have a competitive edge in the market.

Alfee, Lindsay and Liza have taken great pride in helping both buyers and sellers for over a decade successfully completing close to 1.5 Billion Dollars in sales volume. The Kaufman Group has the pleasure of selling some of the most sought after properties in the premier areas of Montreal including but not limited to Westmount, Downtown, Hampstead, NDG, Outremont, Nuns’ Island, and Old Montreal. Kaufman Group also sells Exclusive Country Estates, Horse Farms, and Vacation Properties. While they have been involved in some of the most significant transactions in Canada , they take pride in servicing clients in all price ranges.

Listing with Kaufman Group will ensure that your property is showcased in a manner that will exceed your expectations. Their attention to detail, vast market knowledge and an in-house team of professional support (Client coordinator, Office Manager and Director of Marketing) allows them to provide first class service to every client. Their passion for excellence married with sharp negotiation skills will provide you a level of service unparalleled in this industry.

How we raise the bar


Diligence combined with a strong work ethic is how The Kaufman Group conduct themselves through all transactions.

  • A strategic and multifaceted marketing plan is in place so we showcase our properties on an international and local platform to allow for the widest net to be cast for potential qualified buyers.
  • Your listing will be featured on kaufmangroup.ca, sothebysrealty.ca and sothebysrealty.com as well as iht.com, wallstreetjournal.com, newyorktimes.com, hongkongtatler.com, jameslist.com and lpdibiao.com to name a few.
  • The marketing power of the Sotheby’s International Realty network will deliver close to a billion impressions in online and print media, far exceeding any other real estate company internationally and locally.
  • Online statistics will be tracked for your property.
  • We showcase our listings through our own print media campaign which includes but is not limited to the exclusive front page banner in the Montreal Gazette. As well our properties benefit from Sotheby’s International Realty Québec’s cooperative advertising program, delivering ads in the all the strategic papers and online mediums of our marketplace.
  • Professional photos will be taken and a detailed, in-depth description will be written for your property in order to entice the right buyer.
  • Detailed colour brochures with multiple pictures and bilingual description are given to potential buyers as they visit your property.

ALFEE KAUFMAN


Graduating top of her class from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, Alfee joined the Sotheby’s International Realty Québec team over a decade ago, following in her mother’s footsteps in becoming one of the leading real estate brokers in the Montreal market. Embracing the spirit and dynamism of a true entrepreneur, Alfee is constantly at the forefront of new developments and significant transactions. Alfee’s business background has enabled her to perfect the art of the deal. Her sharp negotiating skills provide an edge that allows Alfee to execute transactions swiftly and successfully.

Alfee’s vast market knowledge helps guide her clients through the detailed process of purchasing or selling their property. A consummate professional but also as an advisor and friend, Alfee values each of her clients and is passionate about nurturing each and every relationship. Alfee’s savvy and relatability make her especially capable at assisting first-time buyers. Alfee is tenacious in her desire to always deliver the very best results in all situations.

LIZA KAUFMAN


As Founding Partner of Sotheby’s International Realty Québec LK, Liza Kaufman changed the way real estate was marketed in Montreal. Representing extraordinary homes in the premier areas of Montreal including but not limited to Westmount, Downtown and the Golden Square Mile, Hampstead, Outremont, Nun’s Island and Old Montreal, Liza also sells Exclusive Country Estates, Horse Farms and Vacation Properties.

Born in Peru, raised in Toronto and educated in Los Angeles and Paris, Liza has also lived in Greece as well as New York City. She is well traveled, at home in any country and also speaks five languages. Liza’s many years of professional management experience, specializing in corporate finance, have contributed to her superb negotiating skills. As Public Relations Coordinator at the Academy Awards, she developed her ability to manage a vast network of people on several simultaneous projects.

Focus, concentration and the ability to multi-task are but some of Liza’s main attributes. Routinely sought out by media outlets for expert quotes and commentary, she has been interviewed by Global TV, The National, The Globe and Mail and The National Post to name but a few. Her properties have been featured in such renowned publications as the Robb Report, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Sotheby’s Auction Magazine, Reside Magazine, London’s Country Life, International Architecture & Design, Million Dollar Room and CTV.

LINDSAY HART


After completing her legal studies, Lindsay Hart entered the luxury real estate market in 2008. Building her knowledge with a diverse range of clients, Lindsay is committed to providing value to buyers and sellers alike. Her continued success as a real estate broker is attributed to the fact that she is knowledgeable, detail oriented, dedicated, trustworthy & innovative. Her sincere approach coupled with her legal background is a true asset to all her clients. Lindsay is proud to join Liza Kaufman’s team to help bring the business to another level and offer more to her clients in a cutting edge team environment.

Jessica Silverstein

Certified Real Estate Broker

Jessica epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of a real estate transaction. With over 15 years of experience as a broker, her client’s needs come first and she has a natural ability to guide her clients into a successful real estate transaction. Using her extensive experience in the business, as well as her active involvement in the community, she is able to be at the forefront of the housing market and successfully match her clients’ needs and goals to current market conditions.

Jessica sees each client as an individual and works hard to ensure they get the personalized service they deserve. Jessica's commitment to creating lasting relationships are the reason her business has organically grown by referrals.

Using savvy negotiating skills and cutting edge marketing, every transaction results in her clients’ success in attaining the best value in each transaction. She has an eye for interior design and can guide her clients to identify the unrealized potential in a property. She specializes in single family homes and "fixer-uppers". Her creativity and love of architecture allow her to guide her clients to potential properties they may have otherwise over looked.

Jessica is proud to be an associate broker of the Kaufman group and with the support of a team, her business will only get stronger.

Andrew Hops

Real estate broker | Representative for Kaufman group

Reputation is everything and Andrew Hops has a reputation for getting the job done. Understanding that searching for a home can be a time consuming and emotional task, Andrew does the work so his clients don’t have to; placing himself in an educator role and guiding his clients through each step of the transaction to ensure their satisfaction. Andrew is known for his warmth, work ethic and analytical skills. Committed to client success and the cultivation of relationships, Andrew is an avid communicator with an innate ability to understand his client’s needs. Andrew provides bespoke services that complement and enrich the overall home owning experience.

As a native of Montreal, Andrew’s well-honed knowledge base of the city’s neighbourhoods affords him the ability to provide his clients with the perfect property match. Prior to real estate, Andrew had a 30 year successful career in the fashion industry and now uses that meticulous sense of style and keen eye in the world of real estate.

In his spare time, Andrew dedicates much of his time to various charities and fundraising foundations and also cherishes getting together with family and friends.

Chaya Krasnjanski

Client coordinator / Real estate broker

Chaya “Mushky” Krasnjanski has held various leadership positions in community organizations, such as Chabad TMR and has helped develop the high end clientele for Delmar, one of the most successful jewelry companies in Montreal. She has a knack for connecting well with people, understanding their needs and helping them in finding exactly what they are looking for. She has always had an interest in the real estate world and has been able to use her strong networking skills to build long term relationships and open doors for new opportunities. She is looking forward to being a member of the Kaufman Group.

Susana Ohnmacht
Anna-Maria Retsinas
Marilyn Fryer
Daniel Dagenais

Alfee is a hustler. She and her team worked hard to get my home sold. She is a good negotiator with strong market knowledge. Sellers aren’t the easiest to deal with especially a stubborn seller like me, but Alfee worked hard to make everyone happy. I would not hesitate to recommend the Kaufman Group for all your residential real estate needs.

Justin K.


Alfee not only understood my needs but got me access to my dream home before it ever hit the open market. I’ve worked with her and her team in several purchase and sale transactions and I’ve been beyond pleased every step of the way. They are true professionals and are great at what they do!

Sandra M.


Alfee and Liza Kaufman are hands down the best brokers we have ever worked with. They have either met or exceeded all of the goals we initially set for them re. buying our first house, selling it and finally purchasing our ideal home.

Mr. and Mrs. Castiel


The professionalism and personalized service we got from the Kaufman Group, namely Liza Kaufman and Lindsay Hart, is unlike any other real estate broker we worked with. They are incredibly trustworthy and knowledgeable.

Mr. and Mrs. Lapointe


My wife and I really enjoyed working with Alfee to sell our family home. Alfee was extremely reliable throughout the entire process and delivered on 100% of her promises. Furthermore, we must say that everyone on her team had the same professionalism and positive attitude as Alfee. This team really sold our house and it is because of them that it went so quickly.

-Norman H.


Alfee and her team helped us buy our dream house and sell our home in under three weeks. She was professional, efficient, knowledgeable and extremely responsive. She negotiated on both transactions with our best interests in mind. She was patient and resourceful, and went above and beyond the scope of her mandate. We would highly recommend her to buyers or sellers, and would use her services again in any future real estate transaction.

Samantha E.


We have had a revolving door of these so called experts come through our door and have always said the right things…basically they guaranteed us a sale, many visits, and a price that was not realistic….then when a potential offer comes around which was far from their estimates, they explained to us why we should be realistic and consider the offer... Alfee is the complete opposite… she told us she would only bring qualified buyers which she did…she priced our home for us and got us 400,000 more them any other agent brought us. She is professional, intelligent and a pleasure to work with. It’s a very trying process when you want to sell and purchase… we are thankful to have worked with her for both these ventures

Paul R.


Lindsay Hart who in my view is one of the best brokers (if not the best) I have worked with. She is client oriented with a work ethic second to none.

Bernard, Owner of Ingleside


Buying and or selling residential property can be stressful at the best of times. Fortunately with Lindsay as our agent, the process was almost painless. She is a young, smart, driven young lady who exudes confidence. Even though it was a difficult sell, she promised it would sell and sell it did (Finally). I don't know of many agents who would put in the effort and care as she did. I believe she is an asset to the Kaufman Group and they are fortunate to have her. Thank you for all your updates. They were appreciated. Barry and I wish Lindsay a long and successful career in this industry. I hope her diligence is well rewarded.

Terry S.


We just wanted to take a minute to write a note about the great service we received from 2 members of your team, Alfee and Lindsay. We have been dealing with several agents over the last 2 months and your team's service, behavior and efficiency have been far superior to other agents and nothing short of perfection. They were very knowledgeable about the properties we visited and when we had follow-up questions, they were answered promptly.


Just a short note to confirm my appreciation communicated to you verbally earlier. At every level, you have met our expectations: your team is professional, sophisticated and accessible, has a profound understanding of the market, and communicates information clearly. You have an unparalleled marketing capacity and international footprint which, in our case, made a huge difference, as you were able to maximize the value of our property by attracting the type of offshore sophisticated purchaser who could appreciate its unique features. I would recommend your firm without hesitation.


From the first time I have met you, I was impressed by your accessibility, professionalism and communication skills. You managed to give me the courage to sell my condo where I have lived for 28 years by showing me what was available for rent, and you realized right away what I liked and did not like. On account of that I decided to put my condo on the market sooner than later, it sold in 3 days and you made everything easy for me. When you went away you made sure that Alfee Kaufman was there to hold my hand, and she was. I already have made recommendations of you and your team to a lot of my friends Many thanks.

Redpath Condo