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A young couple with busy careers, we were putting up with a Condo that was too small and too far from the office, family, and friends. Before we found Mark our approach to moving out was based on scanning the usual websites and calling up landlords directly. The results just weren’t …

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A young couple with busy careers, we were putting up with a Condo that was too small and too far from the office, family, and friends. Before we found Mark our approach to moving out was based on scanning the usual websites and calling up landlords directly. The results just weren’t comparable at all - Mark’s deep knowledge of the market, skills as a negotiator, and use of cutting edge tools like Collab made us feel confident that we were getting a complete view of what’s out there for us in Toronto. Agreeing on our top picks became the most difficult part of the whole thing. He was available whenever we needed him, completely understanding of our needs, and truly on our side in this. Mark took all the stress out of house hunting and made it an enjoyable experience. Most importantly we couldn’t be happier with our new place! We highly recommend Mark Douglas and his team, 5/5 stars.

Dylan & Joelle, Toronto

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We had the pleasure of working with Mark representing us with our recent home purchase. Mark was fantastic to deal with, knowledgeable and readily available. He paid close attention to detail, listened to our concerns and always had our best interests in mind. We would highly recommend him to …

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We had the pleasure of working with Mark representing us with our recent home purchase. Mark was fantastic to deal with, knowledgeable and readily available. He paid close attention to detail, listened to our concerns and always had our best interests in mind. We would highly recommend him to anyone considering buying or selling.

Alex & Carla,  Georgetown

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Mark,

Just want thank you for all your efforts and all you did to help us sell our home and buy a new one!  You have been an excellent realtor and become a good friend.   We will speak of you often to anyone we know who might need your services!   Nancy …

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Mark,

Just want thank you for all your efforts and all you did to help us sell our home and buy a new one!  You have been an excellent realtor and become a good friend.   We will speak of you often to anyone we know who might need your services!   Nancy & Gary, Mississauga

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As first time home buyers, my partner and I, were very glad with Mark's expertise in the aggressive Toronto condo market. His knowledge of the fast moving market, passion for his job and his ability to get to know us helped us land our first home. His friendly demeanor, dedication to our …

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As first time home buyers, my partner and I, were very glad with Mark's expertise in the aggressive Toronto condo market. His knowledge of the fast moving market, passion for his job and his ability to get to know us helped us land our first home. His friendly demeanor, dedication to our search, and professional negotiation skills allowed us to trust him amongst all the uncertainty of the journey. We will be looking for Mark's guidance once again when we look to move up the property ladder in a few years, as we grow our family. Without a doubt, we can confidently recommend Mark and his team to help you find your first, or next, home.

Graham & Dun, Downtown Toronto

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Mark works hard to maintain a high level of customer service and is very attentive to his client's needs.  A year ago I began planning to get into the housing market and as a first time home buyer on my own, I didn't know anything about it except how expensive it was. Mark was …

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Mark works hard to maintain a high level of customer service and is very attentive to his client's needs.  A year ago I began planning to get into the housing market and as a first time home buyer on my own, I didn't know anything about it except how expensive it was. Mark was eager to help me out and answer any questions I had. He also knew the right people who would go on to help me secure a mortgage at a good rate and deal with the legal side of things. He was happy to go out of his way to meet and show me places at any hour of the day. When I finally found something that worked for me, he was excellent in handling all the communication and always looked out for my best interests. I've learned a lot about investing in real estate in the last year, and look forward to working with Mark again in the future when I'm in the market for a second property.  Derek - Toronto

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Purchasing a home can be quite overwhelming and stressful, but Mark made us feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. Very professional, flexible, knowledgeable, always available and always with a smile on his face! 

Mark is also well connected with other professionals …

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Purchasing a home can be quite overwhelming and stressful, but Mark made us feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. Very professional, flexible, knowledgeable, always available and always with a smile on his face! 

Mark is also well connected with other professionals and he can give you tips or suggestions for really anything you might need or want around the property. Plus, he is just a really enjoyable person to spend time with and learn about real estate from.    Dan & Ana - Georgetown
 

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It is our immense pleasure to recommend Mark Douglas as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. We were comfortable in our three-bedroom condo until we realized our kids were getting older and needed more space. We needed a larger …

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It is our immense pleasure to recommend Mark Douglas as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. We were comfortable in our three-bedroom condo until we realized our kids were getting older and needed more space. We needed a larger home with a yard and fast!

We were quite skeptic about selecting an agent after our horrible experiences in the past with other real estate agents. Mark quickly alleviated that fear after he had an initial meeting with us. He was well prepared with a power point presentation of our current property and took diligent notes regarding our specific needs in a single family home as well as our budgetary limitations.

Mark was honest about some minor changes that we needed to make in our condo to attract buyers quickly, and his advice worked like a charm. He had a work back calendar in place for doing all the work around our condo. He worked hard with us to have our place ready for sale.

Mark helped us find the most perfect house for our family. A master with the contract negotiations, he came up with a deal that was good for us and made the seller happy as well. Throughout this home buying process, he also managed to sell our condo for an excellent price, especially in the current market situation. Our condo was sold in less than 20 days!

We found Mark to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only customers, although we know that was not the case. He returned all phone calls, texts, emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. He is also highly personable with an engaging personality. Mark focusses on building a relationship with his clients. He gave us the best suggestions and advice to help us every step of the way. Even after we moved into our new place, he ensured that everything in the new house was as agreed upon. Mark has very strong work ethics, he is culturally sensitive, extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have to mention that the team that Mark works with, from the mortgage broker, the lawyers, cleaners, stagers, painters all work the same way as Mark.

We are pleased to recommend Mark Douglas to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is hands down the best in the business in our opinion and if we ever need to move again he will be our first and only choice in real estate agents.


Akmal family - Milton
 

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Akmal & Salma
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Thanks Mark for your help.  You were always available and always professional and thanks to your efforts I have now a super apartment. I will recommend you to those who are looking for a place to live in the GTA.

Réal, Oakville

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With the recent decision for us to retire, we were faced with the reality of needing to move for various reasons.   Prior to choosing an agent, some of our concerns were as follows:  Does our place show well? Is the agent truly representing us and our goals? Will the agent actively …

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With the recent decision for us to retire, we were faced with the reality of needing to move for various reasons.   Prior to choosing an agent, some of our concerns were as follows:  Does our place show well? Is the agent truly representing us and our goals? Will the agent actively market and ‘sell’ our place or try to dump it quick at the lowest price? How much information can we confide in our agent? What is the best course of action to maximize our equity?

 

 

We set out to hire an agent.  We interviewed a couple; one of which was Mark Douglas.   We felt him to be very personable and immediately felt comfortable with him.  It was the intangibles.  Hard to explain, but we felt Mark was focused on representing our best interests.  He quickly eased any and all concerns we had.   We both trusted Mark right from the beginning.  He spent time with us going through comparable homes for sale, reviewing the market conditions when we interviewed Mark as well again just prior to going live on the MLS.

 

 

From the beginning, Mark was punctual, kept all appointments and was on time.  Just once delayed, he let us know ahead of time he would be 5 or 10 minutes late.  We never worried about Mark showing up when he said he would, he always kept his commitments.

 

 

Without a doubt, we decided to hire Mark as our agent to list our home.  We now had a lot of other things to do to get it ready.   Mark prepared a physical “Work-Back Calendar” which laid out a timeline of the various aspects of preparation all parties had to do before going on the MLS.   This broke it down and took away the anxieties we had to complete a lot of work in a shorter amount of time.  We knew that de-cluttering excess furniture and belongings was key to fulfill Mark’s promise to have our home “Magazine Ready”. Mark, with the aide of a stager, identified what items of furniture could stay and what needed to leave so that they could stage our home to maximize the selling price.  We were resistant to painting our living & dining room, but Mark arranged to have those rooms repainted at no cost to us.  The repainting made a huge difference in the brightness of our main living area and suited the look the stager was trying to attain.  Mark personally helped move furniture out of our home when the stager brought in her furniture.  Mark also helped hang a mirror, install a towel bar, change a faucet and Install a Dining Room light, all to help get our home ready for sale.  We cannot emphasize enough, the amount of work Mark did to help us prepare to list and show our home for sale.


 

In preparing our home for the market, two other identical homes to ours were listed.  Both of these homes had updated kitchens and bathrooms, which we hadn’t yet.  However, when it came to deciding list price the day before going live on the MLS, Mark focused on the advantages our home had as selling points to justify asking the same price as the two homes that had just sold.   

 

 

Mark embarked on multiple marketing campaigns in our area, calling to advise them that a 3 bedroom home would be coming onto the market shortly and invite them to the open house on Saturday and Sunday.  He made up flyers which he personally deposited at each door promoting the two open houses.

 

Of 4 comparable homes sold within the last three months, the other 3 had updated kitchens and bathrooms.  We hadn’t updated ours as yet.  So on the surface, most would believe that the selling price for our home would be considerably lower.  However, Mark sold our home based on the advantages of our home.  As to our selling price, it was the second highest of the four homes sold within the past 90 days.

 

Prior to receiving an offer for our unit, Mark was strategic with his plan and conversations with the buying agent in order to best represent us.  The offer came in and although in our range, Mark advised us it wasn’t close enough to what we should accept.  Many real estate agents would have recommended a counter offer closer to the buyer’s offer, but Mark was acting on our behalf to ensure the most for our home.  Through negotiation, Mark was able to negotiate 99.4% of asking price in a tougher market and on the 1st day of showings!   Our neighbour’s home was priced the same as ours but took 26 days and a price reduction to get it to sell after ours.  

 

We would definitely recommend Mark Douglas to represent them.  He delivered on everything in his Listing Presentation and promises made from the time we met until after the sale of our home.  He is diligent and completely trustworthy.  

 

Sincerely,

 

John & Kathy, Mississauga

 

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Mark is an excellent real estate agent! He is very patient, attentive and quick to respond to anything I've asked for. For the showings he was always there in advance, having the key ready to go and making it a smooth process. I had a great purchase experience thanks to his …

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Mark is an excellent real estate agent! He is very patient, attentive and quick to respond to anything I've asked for. For the showings he was always there in advance, having the key ready to go and making it a smooth process. I had a great purchase experience thanks to his attention to detail and willingness to assist in any way. Silke, Toronto 

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Mark is an extremely patient and attentive Real Estate Agent.  Mark helped me purchase an investment property and then looked after finding a tenant for it.  He went over and above trying to ensure I got the right tenant.  He listed the lease on MLS, ran ads on social media and then …

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Mark is an extremely patient and attentive Real Estate Agent.  Mark helped me purchase an investment property and then looked after finding a tenant for it.  He went over and above trying to ensure I got the right tenant.  He listed the lease on MLS, ran ads on social media and then screened them all.  Checking references, credit scores, whether they had pets or were smokers, etc.  Mark made this a really easy process for me as I'm an extremely busy professional and did not have to worry about these details, Mark did all the leg work. I would definitely use Mark again and recommend him to others for a purchase or lease.   Nadia, Bolton

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Mark is a one of a kind guy, he doesn't stop until his clients are fully satisfied.

Mark helped us with the purchase of our first home. Although the process was overwhelming at times, Mark went above and beyond to ensure that we were taken care of. From personally reaching out to our …

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Mark is a one of a kind guy, he doesn't stop until his clients are fully satisfied.

Mark helped us with the purchase of our first home. Although the process was overwhelming at times, Mark went above and beyond to ensure that we were taken care of. From personally reaching out to our lawyers, expediting necessary conversations with third parties, and giving us professional advice regarding our home, Mark did everything we needed him to do and more to make us feel comfortable. 

He's got great character and compassion. It's clear he has a passion for what he does and his positive attitude continuously kept our spirits high. 

We are tremendously grateful for his service, and we would recommend him to any future clientele.

Kind Regards,

Andrew & Margaret, North York

 

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We met Mark at one of the open houses we went to, and although we had three great recommendations from friends for local realtors, we decided to go with Mark instead. He was honest and upfront right away and presented us with great information so we could make informed decisions that suited us.

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We met Mark at one of the open houses we went to, and although we had three great recommendations from friends for local realtors, we decided to go with Mark instead. He was honest and upfront right away and presented us with great information so we could make informed decisions that suited us.

Mark made it look effortless to go above and beyond to help two first time home-buyers figure out all the steps at our own pace. He made sure we not only found the right place, but that any minor issues were sorted out to make our transition easy. He was informative, easy to work with and could even match my wit. We highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for a Realtor.  Nari & Trish, Mississauga

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Nari & Trish

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