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This past November I purchased a house in Wasaga Beach and was guided through the process by Maria Swanell. Maria went beyond anything i have experienced before from any real estate agent. She found places to view that were exactly within my budget and didn't suggest pushing further into debt by showing something I couldn't afford. Maria helped analyze each property carefully for things that could require spending money to fix and also the potential of each property in a future market.
Throughout the negotiating she fully explained every aspect of the process and took away the stress of the situation. Whenever there was a glitch in anything aspect of the buying, financing, or closing of the sale Maria was always immediately available and endlessly patient and helpful. I would highly recommend Maria to anyone as the competent, organized, energetic and thoughtful agent that she is.
Words cannot express how grateful we are to have met Maria Swannell through a friend and neighbour...and what a "gem" she came to be for us both!
Maria comes across as an honest and trustworthy individual when you first meet her. We had interviewed 2 other real-estate agents and when we met
her, we knew right away she was the right person to meet our needs. You
see, we had lived in our home in Mississauga for 38 years, and getting ready for the market was quite stressful and overwhelming not to mention a very frightening experience. Maria's knowledge about the Mississauga market, both current listings (for comparables), and what sold in past few months, was extremely helpful to us. You could say she held our hands and gave us what we needed, in order to make our decisions along the whole process of listing, the showings, the open houses, and ultimately the sale of our home.
Her ability to guide us, to be strategic in our listing price, even understanding what may need to happen, if the house did not sell right away.
We think Maria's knowledge of the market and always keeping in mind what our needs and wishes were, gives her the credibility as a very strong real estate agent. Her honesty (even when we may not have liked what she had to say) was for us another demonstration that she had our best interests at heart, and we loved that about her. Her commitment to us throughout the whole process was never in question. We could always depend on her and she was very accommodating; she was always at the end of a phone call, email,
text. Maria is very personable and an excellent communicator, she is also very friendly and kind.
Needless to say she did an awesome job and exceeded our expectations. She listened to us and met all of our needs in the sale of our home. When it came to presenting the offer, she was excellent at guiding us to make a decision that met our needs. We will always be grateful that Maria came into our path and our journey.
I would highly recommend Maria to anyone planning to sell their home. I'm always speaking highly of her to friends and family and can honestly say she has earned the title of "our dream real estate agent" and she will forever
be in our hearts.
Rita and Joe
Just recently, I had the pleasure of working with Maria Swannell on both the sale of a home and the purchase of a condo. I was thoroughly impressed with the speed and efficiency of Maria's professional services. In keeping with the financial and emotional nature of such transactions, I found Maria to be very personable and caring in looking after my needs. Maria is exceptionally well informed on the market trends and counsels within your comfort zone. I would highly recommend Maria Swannell for any real estate matters in order to achieve a great outcome to your satisfaction .
Dear Stephen and Maria Swannell,
I am writing this email as a testimony to the outstanding experience I had with you both during the whole process of selling my house. Not only did you both provide the services required, but you went over and above your
duties and provided guidance and advice throughout the entire process. I
would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for all of your time, assistance and dedication into selling my house. Your articulate and detailed work helped me sell my property quickly in this unpredictable housing market. You were also very considerate in working around my schedule. I truly appreciate your efforts.
I would strongly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell
David and I had the pleasure of working with Maria. She has been awesome!
Maria's quick responsiveness and thoroughness made the experience of being new home buyers a much smoother process. We naturally had a lot of questions and concerns, and Maria addressed all of the items with no hesitation. Maria puts her clients needs first and is not resistant to negotiating or stating a case for what's fair for all parties. Maria is passionate about what she does and really cares about the life changing decision you're about to make.
She is very supportive and always willing to sit and offer advice based on her experience and expertise.
When making an important decision, you want to partner with someone who is trustworthy and reliable. Maria emulates all of these characteristics and more. I would highly recommend Maria to anyone serious about purchasing or selling a home. Thanks again Maria for all of your efforts. We couldn't be more happier in our new home.
Jessica and David
"Our experience with Maria Swannell was excellent. As second time home buyers we had never experienced the exciting process of buying a new family home while also dealing with the stressful undertaking of selling ours.
Maria provided us with professionalism, invaluable knowledge of the market and helpful advice. We would highly recommend The Swannell Team for your future real estate needs!"
Melissa and Kevin
"I am sharing with you some words of "Sheer Satisfaction" for the way you made Helen and I feel buying a house in the GTA.
As Nova Scotians, we recognized that buying a house in the GTA is different than most regions across Canada due to the intense market pressure of supply and demand. We knew we needed someone who knew the market and was patient enough work with us while we figured it out. Before long with your guidance and encouragement, you helped us close a deal that met our needs and desires. In addition, you connected us to your network of mortgage brokers and lawyers to bring the whole package together. We are grateful for your help and would recommend you to anyone looking to buy a house in the GTA."
John and Helen
We can't speak highly enough of our experience with Maria Swannell. When we meet Maria she was referred to us by a friend after hearing of our experience with another realtor that had proven to be unsuccessful. We were trying to make the move from Caledon into Mississauga and although I was hesitant at 1st, Maria's incredible knowledge of the Mississauga market
quickly put us at ease. She explained the market and what was happening;
and her strategies. She also sold our home in the Caledon housing market; she proved her ability there as well when she sold our home.
She was constantly in touch and was proactive in getting us appointments.
She always pointed out the positives and the negatives and she NEVER steered us wrong. There was never a sense of obligation to make an offer and there was always a respectful consideration of our budget, comfort zone and needs.
Maria was able to get a good understanding of what my husband and I were looking for and she implemented that throughout this whole experience.
After losing out on a few homes due to bidding wars; Maria's persistence and amazing negotiating skills finally landed us an amazing home under budget in our preferred location.
We can't be happier with our transaction; or with our experience with Maria.
if the need ever arises, we would definitely use and recommend her and her team to anyone!
Claudia and Leo
I am not an experienced investor and therefore, it is a pleasure working with Maria who has a good experience, always guiding me and pointing out details I would not be aware of. She also is responsive and on the top of things to make sure that all gets done smoothly. She also gets me and know what would work well for me. I didn't have to look at many properties at all. That makes it much easier and efficient. She also is patient as I have always so many questions. It has been a pleasure working with Maria and I will continue to do so in the future.
"We would like to thank Maria and Steve Swannell for all of their hard work and commitment to us during the purchase of our home. They were always approachable and were able to answer all of our questions.
They gave us honest answers and we never felt they were trying to push a sale. Maria and Steve are professional, knowledgeable and have exemplary communication skills. This was very important to us during one of the biggest financial decisions of our family life. Even after our purchase, they were there to provide on-going customer service and support.
If we decide to purchase another home, we will absolutely call Maria and Steve. "
Colette and Franco
"We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Swannell team who provided us with an excellent amount of professionalism along with making us feel comfortable, throughout the process of looking for our first home.
Thank you Maria and Stephen for your commitment to us. We felt confident throughout the whole process that you had our best interests in mind.
Especially when you travelled to see us on a Saturday night when we were at a function so we could sign papers to put in an offer!
From the beginning of the process your advice to get a pre-approval for a loan helped us put in stronger offers which led to the fast purchase of a home. You have a great amount of knowledge and skills and know just what to add to an offer, for example making sure we had visits before the closing date.
We would be happy to recommend you to our friends and family. We wish you continued success."
Rosa and Brian
"The experience of selling our first home and buying a new home to suit our current life circumstances was made more enjoyable because of Maria and Steve.
Working as a team, they made themselves readily available to represent us both in showing our home for sale and taking the time to highlight properties suited to our requests in a new home, that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Ultimately, this resulted in us finding a new home for our family that is proving to be more than what we could have hoped for. They worked efficiently and utilized their combined strengths as a team to make our dream come true. The personalized approach they have combined with their honesty and sincereness made it an enjoyable experience rather than just a business transaction.
Truly unique individuals who care and strive to make their clients comfortable in unfamiliar territory and satisfied with their decisions. We have no intention of leaving our current home, but would not hesitate to utilize their services again if the opportunity arose."
Rita and Frank
"Just a quick note to express our appreciation of the professional manner in which you handled the sale of our condominium and the purchase of our new home!
I was especially pleased with your attention to detail from our very first meeting to the speedy completion of the sale. I felt the suggested listing price reflected your knowledge of the market which was re enforced by the quick sale very close to the asking price. Working with you to find our new home was fun, exciting and non-stressful and you really showed us your strength in the negotiating process to help us get exactly what we wanted in our budget. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to our family and friends!
Matthew and Donna
"My family and I had the pleasure of working with Maria from the Swannell Team.
Maria made herself available literally 24/7 to help us find our home as well as sell our home. She was very encouraging and very helpful with all her realestate knowledge.
We are very satisfied with getting the most for our home and getting our new home under the purchase price. We would highly recommend her services to make the whole process of buying and selling your home as smooth as possible."
Dave and Stephanie
"Maria and her team helped us navigate through the process of selling our first home quickly, simply and with efficiency.
Maria was very knowledgeable and was able to guide us through a stressful milestone, with minimal heartache. She was honest, reliable and accommodating. We certainly would not hesitate to recommend the Swannell Team and in particular Maria."
Melissa and Scott
"Maria did a wonderful job at listening to my needs and wants in regard to purchasing my home. She also found a new listing that was just on the market and she made herself available to view it right away.
She was an excellent negotiator. Most of all, Maria is extremely personable and kind. I would certainly use her again in the future and recommend her to family and friends!"