Here are what some satisfied clients have to say about Iain & Laurie MacDonell and their real estate expertise....
I received your communications and saw there is a deal and deposit. I'm glad we made it this far this soon! We really needed you, all your efforts and your generous consideration. I Thank You for your kindness and patience, for your professionalism and your guidance. You've helped us through this far, it's been a major hurdle and we're almost done. I am grateful and impressed.
- Family A
My experience working with Laurie was great - she treats me like an old friend (well okay we have known each other 8 years now) and was clearly invested in finding the right place for me, not just any place. She was honest with me about what she thought about places we saw and was helping in her research and thoughts about each place. She's very knowledgeable and experienced in the market and often could tell me if she thought a building was good or not based on that experience, off the top of her head. She was tactical in approach to the offer and ultimately the backup offer that secured my purchase. Laurie has also put me in contact with trusted individuals she's dealt with in the past when it comes to doing some painting and decorating before I move in. Overall it's been a great experience. Thanks Laurie!
I have worked with Laurie since 2008 when she helped me sell my mother's home as well as my own and now 2015 to sell my apartment. She has a great manner and i always feel very confident in Laurie's hands to get the job done well. She is truly a professional.
We met Laurie at an open house for what would soon be our new home, and were really impressed by her professionalism and kind spirit. Laurie was extremely helpful during the buying process, and was always prompt in getting the information we needed to move on to the next step. We really enjoyed working with her, and will definitely be calling her when we're ready to move into our next home.
- Kimberley and Jeremy
Laurie provided top- notch service and advice when we sold our townhouse in Kitsilano recently. We live in Saskatchewan, we had renters in the townhouse and we had a property manager in Vancouver. She not only worked extremely well with us but with our renters and property manager too. Selling a rental property can have its challenges but her professional approach and unfailing courtesy made everything work. Communication was excellent. She kept us in the loop at all times with e- mails, texts and phone calls and was always available when we needed her. Being two provinces away was never an issue. We highly recommend and trust Laurie and we would use her services again in a heartbeat.
- Norm and Karen
Our experience with Laurie was entirely positive. She was recommended to us by an acquaintance who spoke very highly of her professionalism and we can attest to that. An excellent communicator, she kept us apprised at each step of the process, offering guidance and advice when we asked for it. She provided a wealth of information and was always available via phone or email to answer our questions. We quickly felt that we were working with someone who was a friend as well as a realtor - a testimony to her skill as a professional.
- Marie and Dave
It was a pleasure to work with Laurie who clearly is one the most experienced realtors in Vancouver who knows the ins and outs of the market. Her advice is always to the point and she is one of those rare realtors who refuse to sell you a place they don't believe in. We love our new home and are very happy here.
- Gunilla & Ian
She has been absolutely great, & would dispel any fears, anyone would have about dealing with Real Estate agents. She has been thoughtful, courteous, friendly & extremely helpful in connecting us with other professionals involved in our sale & purchase of a new home. She is on time, does what she says she is going to do & has a very engaging personality that is just fun to deal with. I would most definitely recommend Laurie to other buyers/sellers.
Laurie was professional and experienced enough to get me through the sale and purchase of my properties in a timely manner. She was lovely to deal with, both tough and considerate of the stress that comes with this. She takes the time to get to know you as a person. I only had to look with her for one day because she knew exactly what I would love. I am so pleased that I chose Laurie and I would recommend for anyone else to as well!!
We only really have positive things to say about Laurie. She was quick in her responses, accommodating and flexible. Her knowledge of the market and houses is very helpful for first- time buyers and we really appreciated her ability to answer essentially any question… Overall, she has been fantastic to work with and we would definitely recommend her to others and seek her services when we need to sell.
(Laurie)...my real estate agent, who is really remarkable by the way, and pampers her clients and even though I'm not one of her biggest clients, I always felt like I was her only client. She's definitely THE BEST.
As this was my first experience purchasing a property on my own, everything was new to me. Laurie was professional, very helpful and soooo patient, giving me great advice and steering me away from properties which would have had potential problems. She also answered my endless questions without hesitation. It was such a pleasure having Laurie help me out with purchasing my place. And I LOVE my new place, so she obviously helped me choose the right one!
Laurie was a true professional. She advised me in every way. Her insight was brilliant. Laurie went an extra mile by being friendly and generous. I hope to keep her in my circle of friends.
Laurie was referred to me by a friend… Laurie impressed me as soon as I met her with her in- depth knowledge of the condo market in my area. She provided excellent supporting documentation on local sales which allowed us to decide on a realistic asking price for my property. She was “on the ball” through the transaction. It was a comfort to sit back and know that Laurie was ensuring everything was taking place as it should. I would recommend her to others in a heartbeat!
Laurie was a joy to work with. It’s nice to look at properties with such a well- respected realtor and we were well received everywhere we went. Laurie was persistent without being pushy. Laurie kept looking and walked us into "one last property" which we ended up buying. Laurie is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend (as a matter of fact I have) her to friends and family.
- Bob & Janet
Buying a home in Vancouver is an adventure. It requires a knowledgeable, patient and caring guide. Choosing Laurie as our realtor was the right choice. She guided us through the whole journey and provided the professional support we needed to get through a competitive process (and to ultimately find the perfect house). Her tact, candour, and cheerful manner made the whole experience enjoyable. We will always go to Laurie for our real estate needs and encourage others to do the same.
- Ehren and Kaela
We were very impressed with Laurie's market knowledge and connections within the local industry. We felt that she showed our property to the right potential buyers and presented it to the best advantage. Her energy and dedication paid off with a highly satisfying result.
- David and Tanya
I have had multiple experiences with buying & selling of properties at various cities, however, Laurie MacDonell is the best realtor I have worked with. Laurie is knowledgeable, detailed yet efficient, straight- forward yet respectful. I have bought, sold and now buying property again in the Vancouver area, and I look forward to working with Laurie every time. -
I have nothing but praise for Laurie. This is the second time we have worked together. The first time was helping me look for a place for my son and we had a set budget. She was awesome and we did get an amazing loft on Carrall Street. She works hard for her clients and when you are with her, it is like you are her only client. She is well- liked and respected in the real estate community and just a wonderful person. Even though we are friends she knew where to draw the line. Friendship versus business.
Thank you so much for all the time you spent helping us find the perfect home. We have had a wonderful, busy summer and we feel very lucky to have this apartment to come home to. We really appreciate all of your patience, hard work and positive attitude! It made our first home buying experience a memorable one!
- Lindsay & Spencer
Just to let you know I've had nothing but great experiences with Laurie! She's great to work with and holds a very high standard of professionalism. It was due to her vision and clarity in working with our designer that my house was staged perfectly for a quick sale at top dollar. It's always fun to see Laurie as she has such a positive energy and she's always smiling!
I met Laurie and Iain about twelve years ago and since then, both of them have been very helpful and have done their best to help me adapt easily to my new life in Canada. I have been Laurie's client numerous times and she has always been very friendly and professional with good advice. She really amazes me by the way she handles those stressful times during the buying and selling process. She is always on time and has a great knowledge of the market, while always keeping a smile on her face. She is also very patient and respects all the hesitations and frustrations about finances and choices. Thumbs up, Laurie! I don't think I could have done it with anyone else.
Laurie has done an excellent job of selling our condo in a very difficult market. She worked extremely hard, doing frequent showings and open houses. She recognized our comfort level regarding need to sell versus getting a fair price and did not push us. After the sale, Laurie volunteered to help with getting a few small deficiencies repaired and by doing some other things that were outside her official scope as our realtor. I would definitely have Laurie work with us on another real estate transaction in Vancouver.
- Catherine and Gary
For a variety of reasons, we decided to sell our condo at a time when the Vancouver market was quite soft. We knew it was going to be a challenging process and were prepared for a lot of stress. Choosing Laurie as our realtor was definitely a key factor in getting our place sold. She aggressively marketed our unit, held countless open houses and was very diligent in following up with anyone who showed interest in our suite. She was prompt in returning phone calls and emails. Overall, the process was transparent and she was always honest and direct in her communications with us.
We could not have asked for more and have no hesitation in recommending Laurie to anyone looking for a realtor and have every intention of working with her again in the future.
Laurie makes the home- buying process a lot of fun. She achieves this by knowing exactly what works for you, and not wasting your time on what doesn't. Most importantly, she becomes a true friend throughout your time together. She effortlessly helps you make the best possible choices for you and your family, and she might even (very) thoughtfully share a design article that she found in today's newspaper - that suits your space perfectly. We recommend Laurie to our best friends, and to anyone else who will listen!
- Ben, Meridith, & Kona the Yellow Lab
I would like to take a moment to highly recommend Laurie and Iain MacDonell to anyone who values integrity and honesty, not to mention skill and experience, when faced with the challenge of either buying or selling a home in the Vancouver market of 2012. Laurie and Iain have assisted me for over 8 years in my decision to hold or sell my family property in the Dunbar area of Vancouver and have spent countless hours free of any charge over this time to guide me to the point where I could feel I had the support I needed to sell the home o 54 years I've lived in. Their ability to guide me through the process with compassion and understanding made the sale almost pain free, which I believe to be one of the most important aspects of a great realtor, homeowner relationship. Again I can't thank both of them enough for their support and friendship through this challenging time for me. I would be happy to speak with anyone with regards to Laurie and Iain should they request any more information.
It has been such a pleasure working with you. Apart from providing us with excellent professional competence, you have constantly and cheerfully gone out of your way to make things as easy as possible for us. We shall keep in touch!
- Pat and Otto
Laurie helped us in a difficult sale. She not only kept the various family interests and expectations managed as to the process and outcome, but she also used her considerable charm to keep the tenants in the triplex happy and willing to have strangers view their suites on more than a few occasions. Laurie was a pleasure to deal with and gave good practical advice. She is certainly not a “fence sitter” and we were left with the feeling that she knows the market and how to play in it. It all worked out very well.
We absolutely love Laurie and have no reservations recommending her!!
Long before I ever thought of moving, I knew that I would NEVER consider selling through anyone other than Laurie. When the time finally came, she put our friendship aside and walked me through the pros and cons of relocating. As I was planning to move out of the Vancouver area, Laurie referred me to another real estate agent who she felt confident would help in my search for a new home. She was supportive, encouraging, and helpful throughout the entire process. Both Laurie and Iain provided instant feedback after showings and open houses, and were always patient with my "seller's anxiety"! I shall miss being their neighbor but I look forward to them and their puppies visiting me in my new White Rock home!
The move was the result of us having success in the competitive and daunting Vancouver real estate market. God mediated this blessing to us via some talented people. Our tenacious and long- suffering agent, Laurie MacDonell, went beyond the call of duty to help us land a house (not unlike landing a rare sport fish).
- Schmidt Family
As a business investor, I sought out Laurie’s assistance because I knew she was the best. Laurie worked efficiently and effectively in a very short window of time to get me the right condo at the right price. She wouldn’t accept anything less. Her personality won me over. Her experience will bring me back. I cannot recommend her enough.
I want to thank you Laurie, you made my experience of selling and buying a house very easy and enjoyable. I chose you as my realtor, because of a meeting I witnessed which proved to me that you were very honest and trustworthy. You considered the facts and priced my house well and as a result it was sold immediately to a well- suited buyer! You listened to me and found the perfect home for me to begin a new chapter of my life. Laurie, you were great. I would recommend you to anyone wanting to sell or buy real estate. Again, thank you.