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I want to give a huge shout out to a phenomenal real estate agent, also a fellow beacher, who just helped us buy our first house!

The housing market has gone insane. Sold prices were often over our proposal. Adding to that the daily chores of taking care of two small kids, we were beyond …

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I want to give a huge shout out to a phenomenal real estate agent, also a fellow beacher, who just helped us buy our first house!

The housing market has gone insane. Sold prices were often over our proposal. Adding to that the daily chores of taking care of two small kids, we were beyond exhausted and stressed. We were so discouraged. Then came our night in shining armour.

Marian came highly recommended by a close friend. She is fantastic and let me tell you why.

First, she has got great instinct and common sense. Every time after we sent her a list of properties my husband and I were interested in she'd let us know what she thought and made recommendations. She's always spot on. Second, she's very sweet and patient. She never made us feel pressured. At times we felt bad about going to see so many places but she'd always reassure us. She actually made this fun. Third, she's very knowledgeable and thorough. Every time she went too see houses with us she would know what to look for and point out issues if there were any with foundations, wiring, roof, etc. Her paperwork is immaculate. Last but not least, I really believe she genuinely cares about her clients. She advised us to not rush in an offer when she saw my hesitation on one property. The house we finally purchased we got it in a "bully offer". Because we really liked it, we got overly excited and wanted to bid an even higher offer. Marian persuaded us not to and we saved thousands of dollars.

We only met Marian a couple of months ago and she already feels like an old friend. She's so comfortable to work with and we highly highly recommend her. I know that one day when we sell she'd be our top pick!

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Anya Shen

Over the last several years, we worked with Marian on the purchase of two homes in Toronto. In 2008, Marian helped us buy our first home, which we were thrilled with, after searching for a few months. We contacted her again a few years later when we wanted to look for another, bigger …

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Over the last several years, we worked with Marian on the purchase of two homes in Toronto. In 2008, Marian helped us buy our first home, which we were thrilled with, after searching for a few months. We contacted her again a few years later when we wanted to look for another, bigger house. With Marian's help, after a lengthy and exhaustive search in an often-frustrating market, we bought another house in late 2015 that was everything we wanted. Both times we worked with Marian on a purchase, as well as when she helped with the sale of our first home, we found her to be patient, knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, and honest. We looked at dozens of houses in our search for the 'perfect' second home and Marian would not let us settle for anything less than what she thought would perfectly suit us. When we contemplated making offers, she wasn't pushy and always kept our best interests and financial limitations in mind. She offered her sound, rational, professional advice and made herself available at all hours to book viewings, meet us at houses, or answer any questions. When it came time to list our first house for sale, Marian staged it beautifully and oversaw all the smallest details with utmost attention and care. As a result, we had multiple offers from buyers and we were extremely satisfied with the price that we got. We would not hesitate to work with Marian again, or to recommend her to our friends and acquaintances. Thank you, Marian!

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Katie Hearn

My husband and I can't even begin to describe how utterly thankful we are to Marian for helping us find our new home. She literally went above and beyond with both purchasing and selling our homes. She laid out our best options in the areas that we were interested in and provided very honest …

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My husband and I can't even begin to describe how utterly thankful we are to Marian for helping us find our new home. She literally went above and beyond with both purchasing and selling our homes. She laid out our best options in the areas that we were interested in and provided very honest and straightforward recommendations, which we trusted 100%. Due to the current state of the real estate market in Toronto, it took us longer than we expected to purchase a home. Marian was patient, helpful and dedicated in helping us find exactly what we were looking for throughout our prolonged house hunting experience. Not once did we feel pressured to bid on a house that we were on the fence about. She regularly showed her expertise by pointing out things that we wouldn't have even noticed on our own. She has a great eye and amazing vision, and is probably the best stager that I have ever come across. She also has a great nose. She can smell anything - mould, smoke, and gas! Yes, that's right, she probably saved our lives by sniffing out the gas leak in our house that was caused by a serviceman's faulty repair job months prior. Not only does Marian know the market very well, but she is quite knowledgeable when it comes to what needs to be updated and the costs surrounding them. Marian was recommended to us by a relative who had nothing but great things to say about her. She capitalized on a mistake on a listing and snagged them a home well under its market value. Oddly enough, she did the same for us! We were initially going to dismiss the listing for the home that we eventually purchased but because of Marian's due diligence, we are the happy owners of a house that we can't wait to grow old in. Marian MacKinnon is the best real estate agent in Toronto! I would highly recommend her to anyone. It was such a pleasure working with her.

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Archana Kant

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