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My wife and I are first time home buyers unfamiliar with the process of buying a home. Donna gave friendly and insightful guidance throughout the process. During showings, she pointed out potential issues with the homes that we would not have thought to consider, helping us figure out potential financial pitfalls and whether the house would be a good investment. She also helped us figure out who and when to contact for our home inspection, lawyer, etc, even going as far as helping us set up contact to ensure things ran smoothly. When we made an offer on a home we loved, we ended up in a multiple offer situation. Donna was instrumental in helping us win the bid as she knew the market well and had already helped us prepare a strong offer, made sure that we were comfortable with the offer, and was the only agent who presented our offer in-person. As a result, we are now living in our dream home. It was fantastic working with Donna. We highly recommend it!
Couldn't be happier that we lucked out finding Donna! Her approach to business was refreshing and she will certainly make you feel that she is going to bat for YOU the entire time. We had struggled with another agent to sell our unique home but Donna's approach was very proactive and she brought the deal to a successful close, and we could not be happier - Thank you Donna!
I recently moved from Ireland to Canada. My sister’s friend recommended Donna Maguire. I called her out of the blue and was amazed by her support, the systems she had in place to view listings, her advice about locations and areas. We were to start by renting and Donna went and viewed properties and lined up the rental for me before I even set foot in Canada. When my house in Ireland sold more quickly than expected Donna instantly lined up viewings of houses for sale, help me work out a good budget, locations, understood exactly what was important to me for light and space and rooms, helped me work out essentials and priorities. In fact, the first house we saw we bought! Donna was indefatigable in providing advice about the peripherals – mortgages, lawyers, signing up for utilities, organizing schools, moving companies and even cleaners. Her response times are amazing and her professionalism, sound judgement and cool sense of humour made her a dream and a scream to work with. I’ve since smugly smiled when I’ve heard of disasters people have gone through buying and selling houses. With Donna it was perfectly done right the first time and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
"I can't say enough about Donna's professionalism, true caring nature, and extensive knowledge/connections. She brings all these qualities to the table for her clients in the real estate transaction. Read More
"Donna was instrumental in selling my mother-in-law's house last year. She was friendly, efficient and thorough, and kept us in the loop at all times. The house was sold in a timely fashion, at close to the asking price. I would definitely recommend her to anyone."
"I contacted Donna a few months after attending a Buy Herself seminar where she spoke about home buying, for women in particular. As a first time home buyer, a single woman, and a busy Mom, I felt intimidated by the process. Donna took care of everything including house searches, organizing and showing homes. Read More
"I recently moved from Calgary to Ottawa and needed a real estate agent to help me purchase a house near my new grandchildren. I had an agent and was viewing a house every couple of days none of which matched my criteria. My son-in-law said he worked with a wonderful agent Donna Maguire and that I should meet her. Read More
"I met Donna and learnt about the Buy Herself seminar a few months ago at my first ever open house. While still not sure if I was ready to begin the journey to purchase my first home, I wondered into one of Donna’s open houses one cold Sunday afternoon out of curiosity. Read More
"We were referred to Donna by a colleague and we were not disappointed. We had just moved to Ottawa and were unfamiliar to all of the different neighborhoods. Donna is an extremely open and friendly person and is easy to ask ‘house’ questions to as well and she was as smiley as the last day we saw her. Read More
I'm just getting my mom set up with e-mail and as soon as we're up and running I know you'll be one of her first e-mails.
In the mean time we all would like to thank you for your tireless efforts, above and beyond what we would have expected, while going through the process of selling (2 1/2 times) my parents condo. We're so happy that we chose you to represent us.
All the best"
"Thank you Donna!
We attended Donna’s First Time Home Buyers Seminar in January and had such an awesome experience. We learned everything we needed to know about the home buying process and all about the finances. We left the seminar feeling very confident and completely informed.
A couple months later, my fiancé and I were ready to start the search. We met with Donna at her office and went through some listings. She was very attentive to what we wanted and helped point us in the right direction. We met that very weekend and saw 9 houses in our preferred area. We got very lucky and found the perfect one! We were able to make our offer quickly and Donna was great when it came to negotiating. We got a great deal on the house and got all of the appliances included. It was fantastic!
We’ve been living in our new house for almost two months now and it’s incredible. We can’t thank Donna enough for her help and constant support. We’ll definitely be turning to Donna in the future when we want to sell!
Good luck with selling more houses! :)"
"My wife and I had been living in Ottawa for just over a year when we met Donna. We had moved from Vancouver, where we had been through the process of searching for our first home with two different realtors, but never with any success. So even though we were first time buyers, we considered ourselves to be experienced in looking for homes. Read More
"I would highly recommend Donna Maguire to anyone who is looking to buy a new home. I was recently transferred to Ottawa and had only one day to visit Ottawa to find my new home prior to moving here.
Donna had selected a number of homes to view based upon my criteria and her extensive knowledge of the Ottawa area. We selected several properties to view, and by 10 pm that same evening, we had made an offer that was accepted.
I love my new home, and truly appreciated Donna's ability to work with my schedule and understand my needs. In addition, she was able to direct me to all the appropriate individuals for the finalization of my purchase."
"We would like you thank you Donna for all your hard work and dedication in helping us find our dream home. You have been polite, friendly, eager and determined - and got us what we wanted.
We thought the process was going to be long and tiresome, however, we were impressed how quickly you were able to help us find what we were looking for. You guided us through the buying process - we would have been lost without you. We appreciated your hard work ethic, always responding to our emails and phone calls so promptly at all hours of the day. You are very dedicated to your clients. Thank you again for everything."
"I approached Donna Maguire and informed her that I would like to find a house but that I was not too hopeful. My price range was not very high and my requirements were very specific. Read More
Thanks for guiding me through the home buying process. As a first time home buyer you really went the extra mile to help me navigate my way through the real estate market. Thanks to your knowledge and negotiation skills I was successful in purchasing my dream home through a multi-offer bidding process. I will definitely recommend you to friends and family who are looking for a realtor."
"A chance meeting at an open house and ten days later Donna found our perfect university /vacation condo, which we immediately purchased. Donna achieved what two realtors over two years were not able to achieve for our family. Donna listened to our criteria and assisted us every step of the way to purchase our Ottawa condo while we remained in Calgary. Donna is a real gem and I would not hesitate to work with her again."
Thanks to you, selling my house was a wonderful experience. Your knowledge and advice made all the difference. You listened and addressed all of my concerns and the fact that you kept me posted every step of the way, showed your devotion.
You have an amazing positive energy, always smiling. It was very pleasant working with you!
Thanks for your patience when explaining all the legal terms and your higher communication skills came in very handy when negotiating with potential buyers. You were always very tactful.Your confidence helped me stay grounded and not fold under pressure. I felt you were very much on my team and cared about the outcome.
Wow! I still can’t believe it. You sold my house in 5 days at 99.6% of asking price. I couldn’t have done it without you!
I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone I know looking to buy or sell!
It’s obvious you love what you do.
Keep it up!
P.S. The sold sign is a beautiful thing! No rush taking it away."
"It was an absolute pleasure to have Donna as our realtor. Donna put a great deal of effort into her work, and our property sold in just under one month! Read More
Thank you for your cooperation. We really felt you were working hard for us! We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you."
"Initially, we were a bit apprehensive to buy our first home, but after meeting Donna we knew we could relax as we were in good hands! We met Donna at her seminar for first time homebuyers where we learned a great deal about home buying, real estate, mortgages and financial planning. The home buying process was a breeze and we could not have anticipated such an agreeable experience. Donna was patient and understanding of our particular needs when it came to what we were looking for, helping us to make an otherwise stressful decision enjoyable. Always willing to assist and available when needed, Donna was there from start to finish in becoming happy homeowners. Thanks, Donna!"
Just a quick note to thank you once again for your invaluable assistance in helping me find a place to live in Ottawa/Hull. The meticulous preparation that you did in advance of my arrival paid off as we hit the ground running with scheduled viewings and made effective use of my limited time. The maps were a nice touch as well. In fact, my first day went so well that I already had a verbal agreement with my new landlord even before I checked in to the hotel! Your fluency in French also helped tremendously as we worked thru the Quebec lease arrangements.
Once again, much thanks and hope to see you soon in Ottawa.
"I recently met Donna who has gone above and beyond what a real estate agent would normally do. I have not bought a house from Donna as of yet but she has been so helpful in assisting me with my immediate needs that I will definitely be using her in the future! I will recommend her to all my friends and family!"
"My boyfriend and I found Donna through the internet while we were searching for an apartment to rent in Ottawa. We were living in Ireland at the time and were suffering from information overload with all of the options available to us and needed some help and advice. Read More
I had the pleasure of working with Donna when buying my first home. I first met Donna at one of her first time home buyer seminars ( Which I recommend to everyone of all ages !) she talked to us about the process of buying a home, giving us the tools and info before we make that first step, etc. Being in no rush , and a little nervous to commit , Donna really listened to my needs; putting no pressure on me.Read More
I was in the market to downsize to an apartment. The apartment market is complex, it is difficult to figure out which one is the better deal. Donna was an angel of patience, she showed me basically everything that went on the market within my parameters over a period of a few month, she even showed me places that were outside my parameters just in case....Read More
I recently moved from Calgary to Ottawa and needed a real estate agent to help me purchase a house near my new grandchildren. I had an agent and was viewing a house every couple of days none of which matched my criteria.Read More
Donna was instrumental in selling my mother-in-law's house last year. She was friendly, efficient and thorough, and kept us in the loop at all times. The house was sold in a timely fashion, at close to the asking price. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.