TESTIMONIALS

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Below you will find information that will help you get to know our team better.  We have included what our clients have had to say about our service to them. We consider the satisfaction of our clients to be our greatest achievement, and take pride in our high volume of repeat business and referrals. Call us today! We would love to add you to our growing list!


 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank and wholeheartedly recommend Shawn McDonald as a outstanding realtor. When I made the initial decision to move from the lower mainland to Nanaimo I was unsure of the area and the market. By chance I connected with Shawn before I came over to start my hunt.
What impressed me first off with Shawn was his willingness to block off a major amount of time to show me the local areas of interest first, aware that I may not even decide to move. The second trait of Shawn that impressed me is that he is a straight shooter. He will always give you the pros and cons of each decision, and what he doesn't know off hand, he finds out. It didn't take long for Shawn and I to get on the same wavelength where I was totally comfortable in allowing him to choose and veto picks to view for when I came over.
The selling of my house on the mainland was very stressful and tiresome. My final purchase of my house in Nanaimo was a pleasure and I can even be confident to say fun. During my 'shopping' Shawn made sure the days were well planned out and he impressed not only my brother and friends but my kids as well. That enough speaks volumes!! 
Although I believe Shawn found me my 'forever' house, if I should move again I already have my realtor picked out. 
Regards Rob Freer
Ladner/Nanaimo


 

“Shawn was the agent my wife and I used during a year-long process of looking for and finally purchasing a home. Shawn is undoubtedly the best real estate agent we have ever had. My wife and I have bought four houses during the past thirty years and used different agents for each purchase. Shawn far exceeded all of these agents in the care and attention he gave to our needs during the lengthy process of finding and purchasing a home. He showed infinite patience at all times, never attempted to push us into a particular purchase and was always careful to consult with us before making a recommendation. He is also a master of detail. He made certain that all of the necessary paperwork was signed and complete. Finally, Shawn is an agent we felt we could trust. Shawn McDonald has our strongest recommendation for anyone who is looking for a real estate agent to buy or sell property on Vancouver Island.”

Bernie Roth


 

I am delighted to write this reference letter for Shawn McDonald.

From the first day Shawn stepped through the front door of our home he made me feel at ease. It had been the family home for over 15 years and I was a little anxious at the thought of selling it. He walked me through the steps of getting the house ready for sale and subsequently the sale of the house. Shawn also helped me purchase my new home.

His patience, kindness and understanding made the experience of selling and purchasing as exciting and stress free as the situation can be. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor who is knowledgeable and professional and at the some time very compassionate and caring.

Julie Williams

 


 

I do not hesitate to recommend Kristin and Shawn McDonald for all of your real estate needs! They have earned a lifetime client in me. Having experienced the disappointment and frustration of a big “list-it-and-leave-you” team I decided to go with the personal touch this time. Throughout the process Shawn and Kristin were clearly working hard for me. From their sharp pricing recommendation, clear and simple advice on staging and showing my home, knowledge of market conditions, creating the “buzz” through their networks, and working their magic behind the scenes, my home sold in five days for above my asking price in a multiple offer situation. In this market that is very rare and I credit Shawn and Kristin’s dedication and professionalism for this success. The process of finding my new home was fun and easy. Kristin has a keen interest in people and a strong ability to deeply listen and understand what you want. I was amazed by her intuitive ability to match me with houses that were exactly right for me. Kristin and Shawn care more about you than about their commission and they both truly want to help you find your next home, not just a house. My last listing experience was a nightmare. Buying and selling with Kristin and Shawn was a dream!

Judy Whittingham

 

 

 

Betty and I really enjoyed working with Kristin. As first-time home buyers, we found her knowledge and experience to be invaluable. She was always available to answer our many questions or to accompany us to view a house at a moment's notice. She guided us through the diligence process and helped us find a good lender. Even after we removed subjects, Kristin continued to be a resource, providing recommendations for contractors, handymen, etc. Betty and I are extremely grateful for Kristin's guidance -- we can't imagine what the home-buying process would have been like without her.

Mike & Betty Thorpe

 

 

Kristin and Shawn,
We wanted to thank both of you again for the great job you did on the sale of our mom's home. Everything went faster than we expected, but we are thankful that it did. With both of us being out of province, we were completely dependent on your expertise and services. You took the ball and ran fast with it while making sure of every detail. We could not have done it without you. Thank you again for a job very well done.

Donna and Joe Mills

 

 


I have to say Shawn was the most optimisitc Realtor I have ever met. From the moment he walked in the front door, until the day I handed over the keys was seamless. Shawn ensuredI had the proper Handymen in to correct any issues he predicted (correctly I may add) to aid in the sale of my home. After dealing with several showings, Shawn presented me an offer that I couldn't say no to. He sold my house and helped me through the entire process. I would not hesitate to recommend Shawn, and I have to others, for a sale of a house. He has subsequently helped my mother buy an investement property and my new husband sell his home and purchase a family home for us. We are extremely pleased with what he has been able to do for us.

Leanne MacPherson

 



 

Shawn, you showed me what I was intrested in, 27 houses in 2 days, well I picked one, you and your company appealed to me. For that I am gratefull and for that i am grateful....

Alexandra Smith

 





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