“We located Mark McDade via Google after using another realtor and being unsuccessful over a period of more than a year in selling our property in Owen Sound. Mark was very professional and was able to quickly locate a buyer and conclude the sale. We are very happy with the result from Mark and would reach out to him with any other real estate needs in the future. “Larry and Shawnna Minarsky, Owen Sound - 2018
“After interviewing several real estate agents in the area, we chose Mark McDade for several reasons:
-his preparation for the interview;
-his complete professionalism;
-his knowledge of the Bruce Peninsula;
-his record of listings and sales, in particular in our price range;
-his genuine interest in us and our particular situation; and
Our being a 8-hour drive away from our year-round cottage, did not limit Mark’s staying in touch with us. He kept us informed at all times.
We always had a positive working relationship with him.
When it came time for negotiations, we trusted him explicitly.
We never doubted Mark’s ability.
And so, after a short 6 months, our year-round cottage and property sold without any problems and at a price we were extremely happy with.”Donna Ross and Peter Szmidt, Tobermory - 2018
“We had the extreme pleasure of working with Mark McDade of Chestnut Park Real Estate. Previous to Mark, we had two other real estate agents from other firms who muddled along, but failed to produce results. Mark went the extra distance. We had more viewings with Mark than with the other two agents combined, and in a much shorter period of time. Mark always reported the results of viewings and the feedback was important and valued. He was kind and patient with our questions and led us through the process in a painless way. We would use Mark again in a heartbeat if we were to sell another property and highly recommend Chestnut Park and particularly Mark McDade to others either selling or buying a property.”Scarlett Janusas and Douglas Sweiger, Tobermory - 2018
“We enjoyed working with Mark during the sale of our property. We found him to be responsive and reliable. He was easy to contact and prompt in his replies. He laid out for us what he planned to do to market our property and then he did it. He kept us updated on viewings and interest in the property and worked with us to get the right offer.
We would recommend him to anyone needing an agent in the Bruce Peninsula area.”
“Mark was professional and efficient during the time we worked with him for the our cottage purchase. He always made time to answer the many questions or concerns we had related to the buying process, and helped ease our anxieties through the stressful process.
We are grateful we had the opportunity to work with Mark, and would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him to family and friends in a similar position as us. Being a home owner and cottage owner himself, and local resident of Bruce peninsula region, we were confident in his knowledge and understanding of the surrounding and local real estate market. We chose a 3 week closing, and his assistance through the tight time line was an integral part in making our dream become a reality”
Thanks again for your help and assistance 🙂
Recently, I have had the pleasure of working with Mark, involving the sale of
two properties that I had on the Northern Bruce Peninsula. Mark was very
knowledgeable and communicated regularly regarding the progress of potential
buyers. He was very professional and experienced regarding my lots and was
able to locate serious perspective potential buyers, which inevitably ended in
the sale of both properties. Mark provided strong advice and suggestions
which ultimately led to this outcome. I would be more than happy to work
with him for future buying or selling needs, and would recommend him highly.
Mark is very professional and attentive to details. He is very easy to work with. He is very knowledgeable for properties in the Tobermory area. With his help, we have purchased a few properties in that area in 2017. He always gives us his honest opinions based on his knowledge and his market researches . I can highly recommend him to anyone seeking a truly professional Realtor. Thank you MarkKevin & Wendy, Tobermory
It was a pleasure working with you for the sale of our Dorcas Bay cottage. Your professionalism, prompt replies to our questions and knowledge of the market made the process very smooth. We were delighted that we had a firm offer in under a week. Thank you Mark! We will definitely refer you to anyone selling or looking to purchase. ….Terry and JanTerry & Jan, Tobermory
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.
We have dealt with many real estate agents in the past. In working with Mark, there is no comparison. He is the most professional agent we have dealt with to date and we truly enjoyed working with him. He exceeded our expectations from our first meeting to after our deal closed. Mark has extensive knowledge of the market and was able to provide us with invaluable advice and service. He is true to his word and extremely thorough. We would highly recommend Mark to anyone considering buying or selling their home or cottage!D & L Bolander - Tobermory
Mark was a real pleasure to work with for the sale of our house! He was very friendly/approachable and was always available and very prompt when needed! Mark takes a lot of pride in his work and we highly recommended him if you are ever looking at buying and selling! Thank you Mark again for everything! Keep up the good work!Tiff & Cole Shaw - Kemble, ON
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, Tobermory
When it came time to list my cottage on the Bruce Peninsula, Mark was the realtor most recommended for the job. I really appreciated his approach that started with a thorough market assessment, offered helpful advice throughout the process and concluded with a quick sale at the full asking price. I definitely recommend Mark and his team!Greg MacDonald - Tobermory
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, Tobermory
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
My husband and I purchased a new home and sold our existing home in the fall of 2016. Mark was an exceptional realtor. He was very attentive, professional & personable. All questions and concerns were answered in a timely fashion, which helped to facilitate a smooth transaction with the buying and selling of our homes. We were new to real estate, and weren’t sure how the “process” worked, Mark guided us with such expertise that gave us the reassurance we needed when making such big decisions for the future of our family. We would use Mark again for any real estate matters should they arise, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to everyone! Thanks Mark!Jay & Aryn, Bruce County
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, Tobermory
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, Owen Sound
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.
We have known Mark on a personal level for a couple of years now, what a great guy always personable, friendly and fun. A couple of months ago, we called Mark and talked to him about listing our home, and what we were looking for. We decided to wait till spring but we were going to start looking for properties that we thought might interest us, Mark was always there with answers to our questions or to show us any property we wanted. He was always full of knowledge about each property. Well we found a house Mark was with us every step of the way to make to the process easier. We purchased this home and all we had left to do was list and sell ours. We listed our home and crossed our fingers that it was going to sell, he told us not to worry and sure enough it sold in 1 day. We would highly recommend Mark to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling. Thanks Mark your the best “Connie & Glenn Alliston, Owen Sound
I recently worked with Mark to find a new house in Owen Sound. Mark was incredibly patient, personable and knowledgeable. He spent a lot of time familiarizing me with the neighborhoods in town and the quality of house I could expect to find at my price point. The result was that when an ideal property came on the market, I was confident it was the right place at the right price. And now we’re looking forward to moving in – thanks Mark!Robert Hart, Owen Sound
Selling a home at any time can be a stressful experience. Having a real estate agent who is competent, knowledgeable and supportive can make all the difference. Mark McDade is all of those things. I recently sold my home in Tobermory after being widowed and therefore not having the benefit of a partner to discuss expectations and concerns about putting a house on the market. Mark took great care and time to be sure I had all the facts needed to determine a fair market selling price and what I could expect re showings and offers. Mark was very respectful in scheduling showings and when I returned after a showing, my house was just as I left it. I know Mark worked very hard on my behalf as my house sold in less than 8 weeks. This was during the fall, when properties on the Northern Bruce Peninsula often take longer to sell. I have already recommended Mark to a friend who was as impressed as I was. I am sure Mark will continue to have an excellent sales record as he genuinely cares about his clients and works for a successful outcome for both seller and buyer.Linda Godhue, Tobermory Ontario
Buying your first home can be an overwhelming process but having Mark to guide and aid me along the way made it an enjoyable experience. With Marks assistance we were able to find a house that fit my criteria and budget. Mark was incredibly patient with me and I never felt pressured during the process! Thank you Mark 🙂Sara Lynch, Owen Sound
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, Tobermory
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, Tobermory
My wife and I had recently relocated to the Bruce Peninsula and were in the market to buy our forever home. The first house Mark showed us we fell in love with immediately. It was quirky, charming, full of character, and in quite a strange location. It matched us perfectly. Of course, from all its quirkiness arose issues with purchasing and a roller coaster of emotions to ensue. Mark helped us the entire way, made sure we understood what was happening, kept us in the loop during the agonizing waiting periods, and went above and beyond to make sure this house would become our home, despite what seemed like insurmountable obstacles. We can’t thank him enough because we are sure that without him, we probably wouldn’t have our dream home today.C & C Martin, Owen Sound
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 recently visiting our friends in Tobermory and happened by a Remax listing on Simpson Ave. We felt we had discovered a gem and called Mark in a rush for a viewing the next day as we had to return to Dundas. Somehow he managed to get his family to a planned event and get us inside that beautiful property, we now own. Mark knows the Bruce like the back of his hand and we always felt we were getting first-hand knowledgeable and unbiased information during every step of the process. Mark’s genuine patience and honesty earned our trust and we feel this is so important in a real estate transaction when there is so much at stake.Rick & Sandy Bello, Tobermory
“We met Mark during our recent search for a cottage in the NBP, and from day one it was clear to us that Mark is strongly client centric. He provides his clients with his full and undivided attention and offers experienced-based insight when faced with the many decisions to be made in real estate transactions. Mark is genuine and honest and we felt no hesitation in placing our complete trust in him throughout the process. We are very pleased to have met Mark and been afforded the opportunity to work with him.”Summer & Chris Stickley - Waterdown, On (Whiskey Harbour 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, Tobermory
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 met Mark McDade at the Home and Cottage show a year ago and when it came time to consider downsizing we called him to evaluate our home. We liked the way he did things and were in contact with him occasionally over the next 5 months. Suddenly, the home we liked was available and we called Mark. He was thorough, organized and patient over the next 2 months, helping us buy our new home and selling our old one. There was a ‘bump in the road’, Mark was unflappable and kept us up to date on what was happening, with some kind of communication most days, until everything was signed and we took possession of our new home. We were glad to have Mark working with us and would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.Glenn & Margaret, Owen Sound
We cannot say enough about Mark. He was courteous, professional and always responded in a timely manner to any questions we had. His assistance was invaluable to us. We are now the proud owners of our own cottage in Bruce County and would not hesitate to recommend Mark if you are looking for a real estate agent you can count on.Sincerely: J & J Licskai, Stokes Bay
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
My wife and myself hired Mark as our agent after having our lot listed for over a year with another agent. Mark was on the ball and kept in touch with us through the process and did a good job closing the sale. I would highly recommend him.Jay and Wendy Playford, Owen Sound
“Mark helped us with a real estate purchase just before Christmas! His care and personal attention through the process in every detail was outstanding! Thank-you!”Dave and Judy from Shallow Lake