I recently worked with Lisa on purchasing a new apartment in Vancouver. This was a big decision for me as this was my first experience buying property. As a first time buyer, I had a lot of questions about what was involved in the process. Lisa was extremely helpful and knowledgeable at every stage of the process, from identifying potential units, to assisting with viewings and asking all the necessary details about each property. She was able to identify potential issues that I would never have been aware of. I was very impressed with her extensive knowledge of homes and professionalism during my time working with her. I would absolutely work with Lisa again on my next real estate transaction and could not recommend her enough.
~ Sarah O, Coal Harbour
“Have I told you you’re amazing at your job and that you totally exceeded what I thought was possible?!!
~ Dustin Hersee, Mount Pleasant
“As first-time buyers in Vancouver, the process of submitting an offer can be very scary. There’s so much financial and emotional investment that goes into finding one’s home. Mary made the process easy and clear. She always took the time to listen to our concerns. For instance, whenever we had an inquiry, she would get back to us promptly. Even though we did our due diligence throughout the process, Mary’s expertise was greatly appreciated throughout. When putting in our offer, she took the time to go through every part of the contract with us, this included reviewing the entire depreciation report along with us for any red flags. Lastly, she also presented the offer in-person; we feel that this made a great difference as we are now very happy owners of a new home. If you are looking for a real estate agent, we would recommend Mary’s insight and guidance.”
~ Lisa and Denis, East Village
“We couldn’t be happier with the work that Mary did for us.
We were skittish first time home buyers and Mary consistently offered wise counsel, solid statistics and ethical advice. Mary made herself available for questions and proposals, and spent plenty of time with us to make sure we understood the in’s and out’s of making an offer. We would highly recommend Mary to family and friends as we trust her knowledge, experience and ethical conduct.”
~ Charlotte and Cynthia, Commercial Drive
“We would highly recommend Mary Cleaver to anyone. She was extremely courteous and knowledgable and went out of her way on many occasions to be helpful.
We followed her advice and were delighted to sell our apartment in a matter of days and at a good price. She made it a problem free experience.”
~ Alan and Barbara Scarfe, East Village
“Among many strengths, what stands out most is Mary’s responsiveness. She never fails to acknowledge and answer to requests, so you always know where things are at. Among the few people that I can wholeheartedly recommend as role models in their profession, Mary takes top spot.”
~ Andre, Fairview
We are so very grateful for you. Thank you for facilitating our home-making and doing so with such kindness, joy, care and fun. You’re the best!!”
~ Sam Parton and Pete Cramer, East Village
“Mary was an acquaintance of mine and when I decided on short notice that I would look for a condo, she jumped to it straight away. I so appreciated her knowledge and the easy to understand way she imparted it to me. When I was indecisive she really listened and broke down my options. She diligently read strata minutes, was there for inspections, second viewings and even a few days after I moved to help me clean out my parking stall. Who does that?? I was just buying a little one bedroom so she wasn’t making a huge commission but she gave me ‘west side mansion attention’. Love is in the details and Mary loves details. I would never use anyone else to buy or sell my home.”
~ Amy Newell, Mount Pleasant
“We were looking for a condo in the downtown area and called Mary. The price seemed too good to be true and Mary went through the reasons upfront for the price before we wasted any time on investigating the condo. She then asked what she could do to help us find a condo. Her bubbly attitude and energy were contagious so we asked her to show us some listings. That week she had 7 listings for us to view. None of them were quite what we wanted so she showed us four more and we found one that we fell in love with. She is a tough negotiator and we sealed the deal for less then what we were prepared to pay and used the savings for renovations. Mary then brought in a reputable contractor and went through the condo with him getting estimates and discussing what renovations were needed and helped negotiate a fair price for the work.
We then asked about listing a fully furnished rental property we owned. She prepared a report on the area and her detailed thoughts on whether to sell or hold and what we could expect. Despite a difficult market at the time and after 30 showings and extensive marketing she was about to get us a good deal. We had a small time frame between when our renters moved out and the new owners took possession. The thing that sets Mary apart from other realtors is that she actually helped us move the furniture out of the apartment and despite personal commitments came back later with a vacuum and helped clean it up for the new owners. She went way beyond the required mandate for an agent and we are more than thrilled with her services and look forward to using her again.”
~ Robert and Wendy Sperling, Kitsilano
“I just want to say that I’m really grateful for your acumen when negotiating with the developer. I think you absolutely made the right call to be firm – and to be ready to walk away if necessary. I think you saved me a good amount of money on the price. I believe I got a better deal in dollar per square footage compared to all the similar-sized units in my building. I’d recommend you to anyone!”
~ Ben Ngai, Commercial Drive
“When we started to think about selling our house Mary was highly recommended by a friend. She contacted us right away and at our first meeting listened carefully to our needs and how we felt about selling. In order to make us feel confident and show us the landscape, she happily took us to look at many houses before we had even committed to selling. Once we made our decision to sell, she was extremely effective in marketing our house and organising everything surrounding a successful open house weekend. We managed to sell on that first weekend due Mary’s keen negotiations. When it came to buying a place we felt Mary put us first and helped us look at all our options. We ended up buying a beautiful place in the area we were hoping for. Throughout the whole process Mary was cheerful, helpful, informative, knowledgeable and professional. We would have no reservations recommending her to anyone.”
~ Shelley, Simon, and the Kids, Commercial Drive
“It has been such a pleasure to work with you during this wonderfully exciting process of purchasing our first home together! Thank you so much for working so hard and thoughtfully on our behalf and for – really, truly – making all of this possible. We are so grateful, and we’re excited to move into the new place.”
~ Carla Nappi and Bruce Rusk, Downtown
“I just want to thank you for making our home selling and purchase experience fun and memorable. It was a positive experience that we will not forget. You are a fantastic realtor and you will be the one we will recommend if any of our friends are looking to sell or buy! We wish you and your family happy holidays and best of luck in the new year!”
~ Jessica and Dane, Main Street
“I’m happy to report that Mary and her clever strategies enabled us to sell within 7 days for $52k over asking price at $851k. This came from 7 offers. Mary was awesome and we’re thankful for a great outcome.”
~ Amir and Suzie Javidan, Mount Pleasant
“We appreciate all professional services you provided this time, it was a great experience. Wish we have the chance to work with you again in the future.”