We take personalized service seriously

 

Our commitment is to provide you with individual service in marketing or purchasing one of the most important investments in your life - Your home!

  • Buying, selling, renting or just getting an “Opinion of Value”?
  • Moving into our area for the first time?
  • First time buyer?
  • Experienced Real Estate investor?

We will guide you with useful information about the value of your current property, how to choose your next the "right" property, making, negotiating and accepting an Offer, financing, mortgaging, moving, and everything involved in making an informed Real Estate decision in today's market.

  • We take care to understand your requirements and special needs for both buying or selling a home.
  • We develop and control your listings marketing program, including social media, custom websites, immersive virtual tours and professional photography.
  • We produce a robust,  full-colour Feature Booklet, which is available as a take–away at all showings.
  • We provide statistics and analysis of who is viewing your property online.
  • We negotiate your Contractual Agreements, and interface with other Realtors.
  • We continuously communicate with you through the entire purchase or sale process - we strive to be always available.
  • We offer one-on-one service to guide first time home buyers and sellers with our experience and expertise.
  • We take your privacy seriously and we work hard to earn and keep your trust.

Above all, we strive to offer an honest, no-pressure service for our clients. We want to earn your business and build a lasting relationship, built upon comfort and trust.  Contact us to discuss any of your Real Estate needs.

 

Our Experience

 

MARY ANNE MACDONALD – Team Founder

With a career spanning over 30 years, Mary Anne Macdonald had focused her real estate business in the Markham, Unionville, Stouffville and surrounding areas. From 1986 to 2016 Mary Anne enjoyed an award-winning career as one of the top producers in the local Real Estate market.  Each year had seen Mary Anne experience increased levels of success and has seen her develop an incredible depth and knowledge of the various surrounding Hamlets and communities, as well as the unique cultural differences found throughout the region.  Mary Anne had developed a special reputation with many other Sales Representatives and Brokers. She developed a legion of Clients who have placed their faith in her time and time again over the last 30 years. 

Marketing, working and living in this target area allowed Mary Anne to have an acute sense and understanding of this micro-market, right down to individual streets and homes individual highlights and history.  This comfort and long-term commitment to the area gave her clients the comfort they desire, knowing that their home is positioned accurately, and will maximize value and visibility.


 
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BRAD MACDONALD – SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Brad has a long background in sales and business development, and brings his strengths in new technology and media to the Real Estate industry.  Brad is an expert in multi-media and online marketing, social media strategy, and has had great success introducing modern technologies into existing business processes.  Residing in the Markham area, Brad has worked with several successful start-up organizations in both Toronto and Los Angeles, prior to joining Mary Anne in the real estate profession.  Brad has also received his CLHMS certification - now being a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, and was inducted into the 'CLHMS Million Dollar Guild' in 2016, recognizing his achievements as a top-producer in the areas Luxury Home Sales. 

 

DAVID MACDONALD - SALES REPRESENTATIVE

David joined the team after a long career in the Canadian Information Technology industry.  His IT career spanned a variety of Vendors in the software, hardware and IT services markets across Canada and included marketing, sales and consulting assignments primarily within the large complex enterprise and government sectors.  David specializes in unique Commercial and Retail opportunities, and has a flair for the unique value and marketing required for Heritage and other unique properties – both Commercial and Residential. 

 

 
RE/MAX Chairman's Club Award 2016

RE/MAX Chairman's Club Award 2016

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RE/MAX 100% Club Award 2016

RE/MAX 100% Club Award 2016


We love our clients, and they love our service

No reference is stronger than the legion of clients and friends who have placed their confidence and trust in Mary Anne time and time again over that last 20 years, and who continue the experience with The MAC Team!

ref.er.ence (réfrans) — a person who, on request, will testify to the abilities, qualities, character etc. of another person

 

November 15, 2017

"Dear Brad and Dave,

There are no words that can fully express how appreciative Mike and I are for your  outstanding support, and guidance with respect to the  sale of our Unionville home. 

43 Harpers Croft was not just a house to us - it was our home of 31 years and you were incredibly respectful of our emotional attachment while at the same time coaching us through the prep, staging and sales process.  Bottom line - you represented us with the utmost professionalism and expertise.  Your exceptional knowledge of, and experience in, the Markham real estate market is second to none.  There is absolutely no question that this worked in our favour in a “well over” asking outcome!  

Thank you, Team MAC!

Michael and Anne Tafeit

 

September 1, 2015

"It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with the Mac team in the listing and sale of our home. We found working with Mary Anne and her team to be a joy and felt they were there to help during every step of the process. Mary Anne emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during what is without a doubt a very involved process. Mary Anne, Brad and Dave are true professionals and they put their clients interests far above their own.
We would be happy to give Mary Anne and team our highest recommendation for anyone desiring to sell their home or buy one. As the market is considerably changing in Markham, their in-depth and current knowledge, as well as know-how and the numerous professional and personal contacts in the business, places the MAC team in an enviable position from where they take advantage of opportunities for clients which other realtors may not be able to. Our home sold very quickly and throughout the process, all tasks, whether business related or interpersonal were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, integrity and grace.
Thus we highly recommend Mary Anne Macdonald and the Mac team for your real estate needs."

Shauna and Michael Zafer

 

February 7, 2014

"After much real estate agent research, including six phone and three face-to-face interviews, we immediately felt Mary Anne Macdonald and her team were the most qualified to sell our family home. We gained comfort in knowing they were small enough to care about the details, and experienced enough to “Get the job done”.
Selling our unique, century home would be a challenge for the best-of-the-best agents and we were confident Mary Anne and her team were just what it needed. In fact, Brad Macdonald sold our house TWICE in one week.
Mary Anne and her team’s attention to detail was evident from the very beginning, from sending out a stager to set our home, to preparing a professional ad, brochure and house-specific website, to hosting frequent open houses.
If you are looking for a boutique experience when selling your home, with a team that truly cares and is in constant communication, I have full confidence in highly recommending Mary Anne Macdonald and her magnificent team."

Brian Clark and Heather Weston - Formerly 24 Peter Street, Markham

 

December 2,2013

"If you are reading this, you are likely looking for the best approach and partner to sell your property as we did earlier this year.  We ended up selecting The MAC Team and never regretted it.  Our satisfaction with her services can be best summarized as follows:
From our first encounter with Mary Anne, beyond the standard comparative factors with the market, we felt that she quickly identified features of our house that could attract potential buyers and expressed much enthusiasm at taking the responsibility to market it.
That enthusiasm was further reflected in preparing and proceeding with the marketing of the house.  The description, the newspaper adds, the open house sessions were all performed professionally and in a very timely fashion. The traffic from showings was a testimony to her efforts.
But such efforts must conclude in a satisfying transaction. Here again, Mary Anne proved to be a strong partner helping us getting a fair price in respect to market conditions.  It is therefore with great confidence that we recommend her services."

Denise and Jean Joubert - Formerly from Pinebrook Hollow, Unionville

 

"I would like to thank The MAC Team for being so professional in your approach in meeting our recent real estate needs. My wife and I found that your experience, advice and suggestions were very valuable.
We were especially pleased with the amount of advertising and coverage our home received. Our property was "worked on" more than I anticipated. You were always available to show the house on a timely basis. There was never any pressure for us to accept a price that we did not consider reasonable.  We really did feel that your first priority was to represent our interests. The respect that you showed us, prospective buyer and other agents was appreciated.
Our house sold in a very short period of time at a very good price. I believe that a combination of all the above factors played a significant role in our success.  Thank you very much and I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for an outstanding agent."


David Hartnoll, CEO, BGI Benchmark Group International Inc.

 

 

Marketing Your Home

Local Newspaper and Media

Our strategy in marketing homes and properties has been consistency in our media publications.  We have long-term commitments with The Markham Economist & Sun for consistent advertising placement in the dedicated real estate section of the newspaper. 

Economist and Sun - Real Estate Section: Two-Part Full-Page Sample 1, Half-Page Sample 2

 

Feature Booklets

We create unique 'feature booklets' for all of our listings -- these booklets are distributed during Open Houses and during any showing of the property.  These booklets are a great way to allow prospective buyers to remember the highlights of your home long after the showing.  All of our booklets are created on high-quality paper in full-color.  

Feature Booklets:  Full-Size Booklet Sample  Modern-Style Feature Sheet Sample 

 

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Image is everything, and fantastic photographic images can make the difference in conveying the beauty of your home.  We excel at professional home photography, enabling us to create content that looks amazing in both print and on the web.  We also leverage high-resolution Drone (UAV) photography and videography to help capture unique views that you simply can't get from the ground.

 

Check out this Aerial video sample for 570 Sandy Bay Road

 

Internet Marketing

The Internet is an extremely effective tool to advertise or research a property for sale.  To leverage the multimedia aspect of the internet, we create online 'Virtual Tours', and publish professional photographs of all of our listings.  These Virtual Tours and Photos are available from our website, Obeo.com and in most cases directly from MLS.ca.  This helps dramatically increase the visibility of the property to a worldwide audience.  Our Virtual Tour service also allows us great insight into who is looking at your home, and which parts may be most popular.

 

Single-Home websites, mobile friendly

Taking the direct marketing approach, some properties have such an interesting story to tell, or are unique in nature that the normal methods of presenting a listing don’t meet the requirements to properly present the property.  We solve this issue with the creation of single-property custom websites – a unique URL just for your home.  We do not use they typical mass-market provided template tools, we build a custom site that reflects the requirements for your particular property, and present it with the flair that it deserves.

An advantage to this method is our ability to directly market the URL (e.g. 123YourStreet.com) via both print media, and physically on street signage.  This allows for the instant-gratification of mobile device users (88% of single-home site traffic is mobile based) with a very easy to consume, fast presentation of the property.  No searching or navigation required.   This can also be done with QR codes and Text-for-Info SMS shortcodes (we support both).

Our single-home sites are built on the modern, mobile-optimized platform, and are truly optimized for the mobile browsing experience.  Each image on the site (whether its part of the photo gallery, or just an inline image) are scaled to always allow for optimum presentation on virtually any screen size, covering most devices.

 

Twitter and Facebook

Social media is an important aspect of today's connected marketplace.  We leverage Twitter (Follow us http://twitter.com/homesresource) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/homesresource) to help drive real-time traffic to our News and Listings pages.  Continual Twitter marketing helps drive positive search engine results, that turn into more traffic to view your home.

 

 

 

 

YouTube

As media consumption styles change with younger generations, we ensure we can deliver targeted content via the methods that these consumers prefer.  We feature custom YouTube videos delivering 'virtual tour' content of our listings - easily viewable on any computer, smartphone, Apple TV or other streaming service. Follow us at http://youtube.com/homesresource!