Below, you'll find information that will help you get to know me better - from awards and credentials I've achieved, to references from past clients.
I consider the satisfaction of my clients to be my greatest achievement and take pride in my high volume of repeat business and referrals.
Doug helped me sell two homes(Vancouver and Victoria) and then he found and helped purchase my current dream location. Doug has integrity, honesty, and gets the job done quickly and painlessly. He listened to me through my anxious moments and truly listened to my needs. I highly recommend Doug. He will make your home selling and seeking process easy.
We recently completed our sixth deal together. It was a complete change of lifestyle - after 20 years of West End condo and apartment living, this time it was a house in the burbs. You’ve always done a great job in term of the logistic and paperwork, but with you that’s only the beginning.
You’ve taken the time to talk about what’s important to me as a buyer - and not just the usual how many bedrooms or baths - you understand how I’ll use the space, the degree to which I’m willing to renovate/update, the kind of projects I’m willing to take on and those I’m not. You don’t make assumptions and check in to see what’s changed for me since the last purchase or sale that might be relevant. You respect those things that aren’t negotiable for me and don’t waste time showing me properties you know won’t fly. But you also surprise me with the ones I would never have thought would work, but do. Combine all of this with your wicked sense of humour and a style that is both personable and unflappable, and house -hunting isn’t a chore, it’s a treat!
This time, in addition to the major changes in lifestyle, you also had to incorporate the wishes and wants of my partner. You did a great job balancing our respective likes and dislikes, and ended up finding us the perfect home - it’s all we could have asked for, and your advice on the pricing and offer was bang on. Your referrals for financing and home inspection were also first rate.
We love the new place, and when it comes time to sell, we know you’ll do a great job"
Joan & Davis Barnabas
"Doug was enthusiastically recommended to us by friends who bought their first home with his help, and we highly and enthusiastically recommend him to anyone considering buying a home.
We were first time buyers, and throughout our VERY long period of looking, Doug was helpful and friendly, and always respectful of how we wanted to work through the process: he provided us with the resources that we needed. He was always professional.
Even after we bought, he went above and beyond the call of duty in helping with situations that came up which were new and confusing to us, and also gave freely of his time and advice as a friend as we went through renovations.
It was a pleasure working with him"
Joanne Namsoo and Jungen Stumper
"I have known Doug Mc Donald for over ten years and he has found and helped me purchase two wonderful waterfront condominiums. Two very different properties, but each one has suited me perfectly as my Canadian pied-a-terre...Doug has a unique ability for knowing what suits one’s taste and character and a true delight to do business with...he is a highly intelligent charmer and he is not just my realtor but has become a very good friend….
Doug has been great at helping me acquire these homes through complex negotiations from a distance which was important to me, and also, putting me in touch with the right people to put my place together, including a lawyer, contractor, antique dealers and even appliance repairman...a blessing for me being an out of towner.
He is a very good listener and has gone above and beyond to offer help when needed.
Doug continues to keep me abreast of the market and I would recommend him for his professionalism, market knowledge, and care without hesitation."
Majory S. Miller
"We have had the pleasure of working with Doug on the sale and purchase of our four homes. Each time Doug has exceeded our expectations. We have found Doug to be very professional and efficient, he has an obvious depth of knowledge, and he is very pragmatic. He takes great pains to work with us to understand our needs and wants - and in raising our awareness as to what we should look at. We thoroughly enjoy the viewing experience with Doug.
He also makes the harrowing sale and purchase experience seamless and has great patience in dealing with frayed nerves. His follow-up is fantastic. He really has taken an interest in our “home happiness”
On top of this, he has a very appealing sense of humour and a very nice shaped tomato car.
I would absolutely recommend Doug on your next real estate experience."
"Laurels dad referred us to Doug who we met in a coffee shop in town. Newly transplanted from the other side of the country, in need of a home for ourselves and our daughter in a city that was unfamiliar with us. We had very particular ideas of about the type of neighbourhood and atmosphere that best suited our family, and we spoke with Doug about our needs, likes and dislikes.
As first time buyers in a brand new city, we required a crash course on both house-hunting and the city itself! Doug’s generosity with his time, knowledge, and his love for the city proved to be a winning combination: we found the perfect place for our family on a very tight fine line and greatly benefited from Doug’s fantastic abilities as a negotiator when it came time to close the deal.
From his exhaustive research of listings with a focus on those that best “fit “us to reassuring phone calls when things looked a little grim, Doug exceeded every expectation we had of a realtor and he quickly came to feel like a new friend in our adopted hometown.
We have and will continue to recommend Doug to friends and family without reservation. And we forgive him for breaking a champagne glass on his first visit to our new home ( a champagne glass he himself brought as a lovely house-warming gift and “welcome “)"
Mike and Laurel W.