Marjory S. Miller
I have known Doug McDonald for over ten years and he has found and helped me purchase two wonderful waterfront condominiums…..two very different properties, but each one has suited me perfectly as my Canadian pied-a-terre……Doug has a unique ability for knowing what suits one’s taste and character and is a true delight to do business with…..he is a highly intelligent charmer and he is not just my realtor now, but has become a very good friend….
Doug has been great at helping me acquire these homes through complex negotiations from a distance which was important to me, and also putting me in touch with the right people to put my places all together including a lawyer, contractor, antique dealers and even appliance repairman…a blessing to me being an out of towner. He is a good listener and has gone above and beyond to offer help when needed.
Doug continues to keep me abreast of the market and I would recommend him for his professionalism, market knowledge and care without hesitation….
Joanne N. and Jurgen S.
Doug was enthusiastically recommended to us by friends who bought their first home with his help and we highly and enthusiastically recommend him to anyone considering buying a home.
We were first-time buyers, and throughout our VERY long period of looking, Doug was helpful and friendly and always respectful of how we wanted to work through the process; he provided us with the resources we needed. He was always professional: Even after we bought, he went above and beyond the call of duty in helping with situations that were new and confusing to us, and also gave freely of his time and advice as a friend as we went through renovations.
It was a pleasure working with him.
Mike B. and Laurel W.
Laurel’s Dad referred us to Doug who we first met in a coffee shop, newly transplanted from the other side of the country, in need of a home for ourselves and daughter in a city that was unfamiliar to us. We had very particular ideas about the type of neighbourhood and atmosphere that best suited our family and we spoke to Doug about our needs, likes and dislikes.
As first-time buyers in a brand new city on both house hunting and the city itself. we required a crash course on both house hunting and the city itself. Doug’s generosity with his time, his knowledge and his love for the city proved to be a winning combination: we found the perfect place for our family on a very tight timeline and greatly benefitted from Doug’s abilities as a negotiator when it came time to close the deal. From his exhaustive research of listings on the best fit’, to the reassuring phone calls when things looked a little grim, Doug exceeded every expectation of a realtor and he quickly came to feel like a friend in our adopted hometown.
We have, and will continue to recommend to friends and family without reservation. And we forgive him for breaking the champagne glass on his first visit to our new home (one of a set of flutes he brought as a housewarming gift).
We have had the pleasure of working with Doug on the purchase and sale of four properties. Each time, Doug has exceeded our expectations. We have found Doug to be very professional and efficient. He has an obvious depth of knowledge and he is very pragmatic. He takes great pains to work with us and understand our needs and wants – and in raising our awareness as to what we should look at. We thoroughly enjoy the viewing process with Doug.
He also makes the often harrowing sale and purchase experience seamless and has great patience in dealing with frayed nerves. His follow-up is fantastic. He really has taken an interest in our ‘home happiness’.
On top of this he has a very appealing sense of humour and a very nice tomato shaped car.
I would absolutely recommend Doug for you next real estate experience.
Michael &Laurel Baker
We have and will continue to recommend Doug to friends and family.
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