Selling a house that you have designed and built can be extremely stressful. We sold our house without the stress normally associated with such an undertaking. We really loved the house, its location, but most of all its inclusive functionality. We managed avoid that stress and that was directly related to the professionalism of our agents.
When we decided to sell our home and our business, our friends recommended Mark McDade as an agent who is effective and has high standards.
We contracted Mark McDade to sell our property in Tobermory, which was a hybrid of residential and commercial real estate. A good value for the right customer. Mark was able to find that right customer and close the deal in May 2017. The process was intensive and challenging at times as the buyer lived in Toronto and language was a barrier. We are very pleased how Mark was always accessible and proved to be a very effective communicator, able to gain the trust of the buyer and his agent as well.
Mark never pressured us to accept a deal that we were uncomfortable with. He would take time to answer any questions in a timely manner. His intimate knowledge of he Bruce Peninsula real estate world is a great asset. We recommend wholeheartedly Mark for your real estate needs. You will be glad you did.
Joanne and John from Creative Living
It is my pleasure to have known Mark McDade for a couple of decades from our summers in Tobermory. This past summer of 2016 we had the opportunity to purchase one of Marks waterfront listings in the area. Mark brought an in depth practical knowledge on the local market, site development challenges, and sensitivity to our needs as investors. He easily went above and beyond to approach other land owners on our behalf and offer valuations services on our existing portfolio.
Mark has the integrity and character to ensure both sellers and buyers come out as winners.
We are extremely happy with the deal Mark was able to execute, and look forward to our next opportunity to do some business.Cal Churchill - Tobermory
We very much appreciated your professionalism, honesty and timeliness in addressing our concerns or requests. Selling a vacant piece of land can often be more challenging than one with a dwelling. You did an excellent job in marketing the property and your follow up with prospective buyers was efficient and thorough. Thank you very much for all your efforts and we have already referred a friend to you who i’m sure will be equally pleased with your work.
All the best to you and thank you again.Dave & Pam
All the best Mark.
In December of 2016 we purchased our first home in Owen Sound and Mark McDade was our realtor. As first time home buyers we had a lot of questions that Mark was more than willing to answer and take the time to make sure we understood the process. Mark’s relaxed yet thorough approach made him very easy to work with and gave us a sense of security with such a big purchase. When asked, Mark would provide advice to us as if he were advising a friend or family member – not a client. There was never any pressure placed on us to close the deal and we felt that Mark had our best interests at heart. Mark was professional, diligent, and always prompt to answer an email or phone call. We will definitely be recommending Mark to any of our friends and family members that are looking to buy or sell property.
We are settling into our new home and are loving it! Thank you for all of your hard work Mark.Barb Goodwin and Steven Crone - Owen Sound
In October of 2016 we purchased a cottage as a future retirement property. Mark McDade was our Realtor for this purchase. We were quite nervous about the transaction as we had never purchased a seasonal property before and were completely unfamiliar with the process. The cottage was purchased a considerable distance from our home in the GTA and we needed to rely on Mark to provide us with a list of reliable resources that we could choose to complete the transaction. Thanks to Mark’s patience, flexibility and knowledge our purchase was completed with minimal stress. Mark continues to offer his assistance, expertise and knowledge of the area whenever we ask. We highly recommend Mark McDade as an honest, professional and a “down to earth” realtor.
Cathy and I are very pleased to have worked with you on the recent purchase of our property in Meaford Township. The lot is exactly what we hoped for and you made the purchase go perfectly.
Your professional manner and personal touch made this purchase a dream come true for us. We cannot thank you enough for all the work and speedy completion of the purchase.
We are in the planning stages of our new home. We have designed a one storey home with front right side attached double garage on a five foot crawlspace with help from Craig Johnston Design of Owen Sound. We expect to begin construction in July of 2017.
Again, this would not have been possible without your assistance. I highly recommend you to others seeking their dream lot or home. Thank you very much.Graham & Cathy MacLean - Owen Sound
It was a pleasure working with Mark. I was looking for a quick buy, and Mark did exactly what I requested. He was very helpful, honest, and professional. His dedication towards his clients is exceptional. Buying my first house, I am very glad I had Mark to assist me as he made me feel very comfortable and knowledgeable with the buying process. Mark was always available to answer his phone whenever I had a question. He was very accommodating, as I was traveling from out of town for the viewings. I would like to thank Mark for helping me purchase my first home in Tobermory, and I would definitely use him again as well as recommend him to family and friends.
Thank you again for everything!April Young - Tobermory
We found the perfect place on Big Tub !–We wanted the purchase to go quick and hassle-free. Once we spoke with Mark who was the listing agent we felt so comfortable with his knowledge of the area and professionalism we used him as our agent also . We highly recommend him if you are buying or selling. Thanks Mark for helping us purchase our dream cottage and making new memories–its been a great summer in Tobermory!!
Scott and Brenda
When it came time to list my house I was very nervous, having never sold a house before.I am so thankful for Mark! Right from our first sit down, Mark was completely available to answer all my questions.Even when Mark had to be away he kept in touch with me every step of the way!I could not have asked for a smoother sale or for a better first time selling experience.
Thank You Mark!Ashley Henrich - Owen Sound
It was a pleasure working with you. The sale of the property went smoother than we ever imagined! Hope you’ve had a great summer… where did it go?! We feel so fortunate to have worked with Mark on the quick sale of our vacation property. After meeting with other realtors, we knew Mark was the perfect fit with his high energy, appreciation of unique properties and professional and personable nature. We were also very impressed with his marketing plan, and the integrity and professionalism he exhibited during the entire process. Mark was very responsive and had the drive and desire to work hard to market and sell our property. It was a pleasure to work with Mark and we’d highly recommend his services to anyone buying or selling a property!
Thanks again and we wish you continued success!
Hi Mark, Helen and I would like to thank you for your insight and professionalism in the process of selling our home on 13 th st. W
We were most happy with you,and your dedication for your chosen field of real estate, please keep us informed with the happenings in your life,
You have also become a friend,,,,Best RegardsBill & Helen McDonald
Mark McDade was our real estate agent when we purchased a home in Tobermory. Mark’s friendly and genuine approach made us feel very comfortable in moving ahead with the purchase. He was helpful in providing information regarding the local municipality and bylaws and created a very positive bond of trust through his sincere interactions with us. He walked us through the legal process and was available after closing to answer additional questions. We would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for a real estate agent.
When we began investigating a cottage property in Tobermory, we had the good fortune to meet Mark. The very best way to describe Mark is “Professional”. At every step of the process Mark was on the top of his game. He kept us informed of the progress all along. Mark was efficient and engaged in our transaction, making us confident everything that had to be done, was being done.
Mark is very informed about Tobermory, the Bruce peninsula and the real estate process. All this helped make our buying experience a real joy. Follow up is often a major problem in purchasing real estate, but not with Mark. He was quick to answer our concerns and kept us and the vendor engaged at every step.
Should we ever have need for the services of a real estate agent again, Mark is the one we will engage. We highly recommend Mark, whether your buying or selling, you’ll get the best service available.
Thanks for all your help Mark.Regards...Jim & Judy Barnard
Upon discussing the potential listing of my home with some acquaintances, Mark McDade came up in conversation. I was told that Mark had a fantastic reputation among his clients and was a dedicated and professional realtor. I scheduled an appt with Mark to discuss the selling of my property. Mark’s knowledge of construction quality and special features of my home were certainly taken into account while determining the fair market value. I was impressed with his professionalism and enthusiasm.
What I thoroughly enjoyed about my listing experience with Mark was his constant communication whether it be about a scheduled showing, inquiry, follow up or pro-active action, I was always in the know. My home sold in just over 2 weeks and guess who is assisting me in purchasing my next place?
Thanks Mark! I will highly recommend your services.David Jeffares, Grey Bruce
The decision to sell your home takes time, and courage when you live alone. There are financial factors, location of your extended family and the new area you wish to relocate to. The next big step is to list with a realtor, who will evaluate your home, look at previous sales, and compare apples and oranges in the area. My final choice was Mark McDade.
Mark explained the evaluation value of my home and knew the local area far and wide since he has spent many years in the Bruce Peninsula and appreciated my property and location. I was confident that he was reliable to look after my best interests.
Mark sold my home in 6 weeks and looked after many small details including arranging appts with sub tradesmen, explaining the listing, property lines and features of the home to other realtors and met with agents when needed.
Mark, I very much appreciate all your work on my behalf and would be pleased to recommend your services to family and friends any time.Regards, Vera Peters, Long time resident of Tobermory
It’s all done Mark. Tomorrow I go to get the keys with the lawyer. I just wanted to say, from the bottom of our hearts, Thank You for everything that you did for us to make this happen. Jenn and I were just discussing how we admire how you work around the clock and take care of business so fast. You made this very easy for us and taught us a lot along the way. We appreciate everything and will be recommending to our friends that they deal with you.
Thank you again. You made this whole experience more comfortable and personable.
We sent that email…..walked to the corner store and went for one last bike ride in this neighborhood. Jenn and I made a bet to see if you emailed us back before we returned.
Like clock work you did. Mark…… that is what makes the difference. After dealing with banks and brokers and insurance and all those folks…and running around last minute for them…… you are the most timely and efficient. We feel like we now have a realtor for the future and have made a friend. Cheers Mark McDade! It’s been a great experience.Ron and Jenn Johnson, Owen Sound
We live in the U.S. but have been visiting the Bruce Peninsula for over thirty years. We decided to start our search for a vacation property and were lucky enough to meet Mark at an open house. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about the area, he was a pleasure to work with and we always felt that he had our best interests in mind. He was also very quick to answer any questions we had via email or phone.
This year with Mark’s help we found a waterfront cottage that we love in Tobermory. We can’t recommend him highly enough for anyone looking for property in this area.
Ellen and Erik from North CarolinaEllen and Erik from North Carolina
We retained Mark McDade as our realtor when we purchased our cottage during spring 2014. Mark was very personable and it was a pleasure to work with him. He was always there to answer our many questions (whether by phone, email or text). He knew his local real estate well and helped guide us through the purchase of our dream cottage.
We would highly recommend Mark as a realtor.Leah and Shaun Henderson - Oakville, ON (Tobermory Cottage Owners)
We were so fortunate to connect with Mark McDade during fall 2014 and to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated individual to acquire a new home. Our circumstances were complicated: house-hunting had been thrust upon us and took place from a bedside at the Owen Sound Hospital.
Mark understood this and carefully researched homes that met our accessibility requirements, were located close to medical and support services and yet kept us close to nature.
He did extensive research, knowing we had a very short timeline to acquire a new residence. He personally vetted properties on our behalf and consulted with designers, contractors, occupational therapists and other professionals to get quick answers to our accessibility questions. He was incredibly patient as we tried to define what our emerging needs and challenges were going to be (believe me, we were not very good at it).
Through it all, he was incredibly patient, compassionate and conscientious. He understood the pressure we were under to find a home – very quickly – in a new city. And He succeeded! The house he discovered for us is simply perfect! We love it more and more each day. It is gorgeous inside and out: well-built, light and bright, cozy and warm, spacious and well laid-out. It has high-end finishes and is located in a charming, friendly neighbourhood. The home was built by a renowned local contractor, is located just minutes from several communities and is only 15 minutes to the nearest hospital. The landscaping is out of this world and the sunsets take our breath away. To say we love it – both inside and out – is an understatement.
We were very blessed to meet Mark and count ourselves fortunate to have had such a great realtor. We currently have two other listings with him and we really appreciate how closely he stays in touch regarding the sale of the properties. Mark is innovative, detail-oriented, an excellent communicator and an attentive listener. He gives excellent advice and guidance for both novice and seasoned home-buyers. We give him the highest of recommendations – without hesitation.Gary and Lois Letcher, Tara
I had the pleasure of working with Mark upon selling our acreage property.
Mark was very kind and very professional. He was knowledgeable and honest when it came time to list with him.
Mark went out of his way to help us. He kept us up to date on the process and since we were not from the area he helped close the deal fast and efficient.
I would recommend Mark to friends and family.
Thanks for all your help Mark. It was a pleasure working with you.Candace Liley, Wiarton
We have taken possession of our cottage and have already spent a few great weekends there. I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for your guidance, hard work and attention during the sales process. Your professional, diligent approach was reassuring and calming and you helped make the whole (sometimes stressful) process a pleasure.
Take care and make sure you drop in for a visit when you’re in the neighborhood!Pat and Helen Hills, GTA
We were very pleased to work with Mark McDade on the recent purchase of our new property.
He was professional, knowledgeable and kept us up to date every step of the way. A great experience all around – we have already recommended him to our friends!Maria Gibbons, Annan Ont.
We bought our home in Tobermory while living in Montreal. Mark McDade was our Realtor. He went over and above the usual requirements of an agent. Mark made this long distance sale easy for us by being available practically 24 -7. Always on the phone with us, helping us step by step through the entire purchasing process. Without Mark, we’re doughtfull this transaction would have been successful.
Many thanks Mark!
We first met Mark Mc Dade when we were viewing listings outside of the Real Estate office.
Mark was extremely knowledgeable about the listings, the local area and offered to set up showings at our convenience. Mark coordinated our request for showing with his own open house on another property the next day.
Mark was very helpful in our search and purchase of our cottage.
We would highly recommend Mark to any potential buyer or seller.Rick Weiss and Cathy Elliott, Stokes Bay
We first spoke with another realtor. She was uninterested, didn’t listen, and wanted us to look at two other properties that were $30K+ over our stated budget.
You were so professional, helpful, intelligent – night and day comparison – and as mentioned before, Gary and I really appreciate your assistance.Gary & Carol, Golden Horseshoe