What our clients are saying:
Moving to a new city is never easy – especially when it means a change in careers and staggered moving dates (she goes first, he comes later) . Couple that with the always stressful task of looking for a new home and it adds up to a potentially explosive situation.
And make no mistake, we were fussy – had a long, long list of “must haves” and “don’t wants”.
Put simply, we weren’t a realtor’s dream clients. Still, we were lucky enough to have a colleague refer us to Jim and Marie who handled our challenging circumstances and long list of demands with grace, understanding and a whole lot of talent. It took a while, these things often do, but in the end they helped us land the perfect place and we’ve never looked back. Back then it was all business. Today, we’re happy to be able to call them friends.
-Alan Fryer & Kathy Tomlinson
Marie-Claude and Jim made the experience of buying my first home so much fun! I felt extremely confident and comfortable with their advice from the very beginning.
I felt that I was being taken care of every step of the way and I could truly trust them to help me find the perfect home.
Marie-Claude and Jim were recommended to me by a friend and I’ll be sure to pass the recommendation on to all of my friends.
Thanks for the wonderful experience and for helping my first home!
“We have had the pleasure to work with Marie and Jim to both buy and list apartments on 3 separate occasions. As a team they are attentive, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and approachable.
We were thrilled with their professionalism and their incredible understanding of the market. On each occasion, they spent a tremendous amount of time to really understand our needs and wants and to help us find our perfect home.
They gave us such personal service and meaningful advice and insight in to the market, that we were constantly reassured that our changing needs would be met. And met, or I should say, exceed they were! Marie and Jim are truly wonderful to work with.
Both have an excellent rapport with people and are well respected among realtors, their negotiating skills are par excellent and we were impressed with their prowess and integrity. We have already recommended them to our friends and family and would certainly use their services again.”
-Paul, Skye & Logan Epp
“Choosing the right Real Estate Agent to sell your home can often be a difficult and stressful process. When we chose Marie & Jim we were confident we made the right choice… Never once did they make us question that choice along the journey from listing to the final sale.
In the competitive world today, you need to be more than just knowledgeable… you need to be personable.
Marie & Jim have the perfect combination of both. They had their collective finger on the pulse of the market in our neighbourhood and knew exactly what the market would bear, financially. But beyond that, they have a personal touch that made you feel so comfortable and reassured; you would have sworn they’ve known you for years. We would recommend them without hesitation to anyone who was looking for a Realtor”
-Chris & Sean
“Jim and Marie: Thank you for your wisdom, humour, and nerves of steel. You knew when to act fast and when to wait, both in hot markets and cold. Were it not for you—assisting us over many years and through various purchases and sales–we never would have landed in such a fantastic home and neighbourhood.
We are so grateful for your guidance and advice and know that the “luck” that we have had in the market and with our homes has been in large part due to your the clear and honest negotiations.
Your passion and intellect shone through each and every dealing, just as your love of life was reflected in your enthusiasm for and support of our decision to choose a home that is completely centered in the enjoyment of life. Thank you for sharing and encouraging that vision.”
-Annabel and Panos
“Marie and Jim worked long and hard in helping me find a good apartment in the west end. They were professional, available, supportive and patient as they guided me through the market in one of its worse years. They were good listeners and did not try to influence me but provided solid information on the issues, the market in general and the particular buildings, based on their long experience. I would recommend them to any of my friends or family and have already done so.”
“As a first time buyer, I was a little bit nervous going into buying my first place. I have to say that Jim and Marie-Claude were extraordinary. They took the time to explain everything carefully and made buying my condo a very pleasurable experience! Their attention to details and professionalism made me feel very secure. I am looking forward to do business with them in the future!
J’ai adoré mon expérience avec Jim et Marie-Claude. Leur professionalisme, gentillesse, générosité, patience, sens de l’humour et expertise de l’immobilier m’ont vraiment sécurisés dans ce premier achat. Je sais que je vais faire affaire avec eux dans le futur!”
“We wanted to thank you so much for your help and guidance in the sale of our property. Your professionalism not only made the sale but saved my personal sanity. Your calmness during my perceived storm was very much appreciated. We felt the instant “chemistry” when we first met and everything just got better with each passing day.
Our sale completed in an amazingly short period of time. Clearly the professionalism you both showed moved the property quickly but still with a price level very much to our satisfaction.
Thank you again for your assistance in selling our home.
-Bill & Dorothy Rachar
“Two years ago I was looking to buy my first home. I knew I needed a good realtor, but I had no idea where to start with finding one. Thankfully one of my co-workers recommended Marie-Claude, and I’m so grateful he did. Marie and Jim are professional, attentive, dedicated, and possess an intimate knowledge of the Vancouver market that only comes with years of experience. All that plus a level of professional integrity that made me feel confident that they were always out for my best interests. I’ve since completed two seamless real estate deals with Marie and Jim and look forward to more.”
“15 years ago I was looking for a condo to buy in Kitsilano and I was so fortunate to meet
Marie Leonard at an open house. With her help and professionalism,I bought a great place and it was a great experience.
Recently I had THE TEAM Marie Leonard and Jim Marriott to sell my place. Together they made it easy, with care and most of all there was no pressure. I will continue to use them.”
“Jim and Marie have represented us twice now (to help us sell two homes and purchase another). We have consistently been impressed by their professionalism, dedication, and ability to get results. Additionally, they are such lovely people that we even invited them to our housewarming party ! We recommend them without hesitation.”
- Sara & David Fawkes
Marie helped us sell our Yaletown condo. It was wonderful to work with her. She was friendly, efficient and helpful, phoning often to give us updates about various offers. She has a very thorough understanding of the market, and has a good sense of when to be patient and when to accept. She did a lot of market analysis and kept us informed every step of the way. She sold our condo in a few weeks and got more for it than we had hoped to get. I recommend her without hesitation.”
-Dr. Lisa Skerritt & Dr. Amy Rein, Solarice Wellness Centre + Spa, Whistler, BC
Marie was very professional; she explained every step of the process to us along the way. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the service we received from Marie. She has a very good sense of when to push and when to step back. We will recommend her without reservation. Marie sold our apartment in a slow market in just over 2 weeks. We interviewed 6 agents before deciding whom to work with. We know we made the right decision; Marie sold our apartment for the price we wanted and through excellent negotiation skills completed the purchase of our home at the price we wanted to pay. ”
-Carol Baert and David Hone
“We strongly recommend Marie as a person who will give conscientious and even-handed assistance to both Sellers and Buyers.
She will do the extra research and furnish the additional information that ensures the full satisfaction of both.”
-Hugh Atrill and Bernice MacLeod.
“Genuine concern regarding all parties involved; not too pushy, not too passive.”
“Marie’s friendly, outgoing and professional conduct at all times presented a welcome light through the frustration of listing, selling and moving.
This wonderful representative stretched far beyond her call of duty in displaying genuine compassion. Marie well represented your firm (Royal Pacific) and we would not hesitate in highly recommending her.”
“We still talk about what a good experience we had in buying through you & now you know that we do sing your praises.”
-Bernadette Richards and Joan Hibbard
“Thank you for yet another chapter in this home-buying saga!
Your patience + wisdom have been invaluable.
We can’t wait to recommend you to all of our friends.”
-Camille Henderson and Chris Hockey
“Finding the ‘right’ condominium in downtown Vancouver is hard enough, but try finding one that allows owners to bring their Golden Retriever AND Dalmatian!
Marie-Claude steered us to the right property and helped us present a fair offer within our budget. She even arranged to have someone look after our dogs while OUR house was being shown to potential buyers! Parfait!”
-Kirk Williams, Robert Skene, Beau & Dijon
“Thank you for your superb professionalism and efforts in selling our condo so quickly.
You were very supportive and efficient. It made all the difference in the world.”
-Michael and Susan Talarico
“Thank you so much for all your support & advice during my lovely purchase.
Hope we keep in touch.”
“Marie – you’ve been great.
We’re so happy to have you as our realtor and our friend!”
-Lorry and Brenda