We highly recommend Maureen Bellinger. From the first time we met Maureen, we could tell right away that she was an experienced realtor who knew how to get the best results for her clients in a very tough market. Maureen understood immediately our needs and wants for our new home. She clearly believes in finding the right place for the right person. We also appreciated that Maureen did not pressure us into a sale or purchase. We love our new condo, and we couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out.
Maureen is a consummate professional. She was able to sell our old home very quickly and found us an ideal new home. She knew just what we were looking for. Maureen is efficient, attentive, and a pleasure to work with!
– Al and Marsha Simmons
Maureen Bellinger was the perfect choice for a realtor to help us sell our townhouse. Her warmth and intelligence made it a pleasure to work with her on the marketing plan and eased some of the inevitable stress of a significant life change. Her professionalism and her depth of knowledge about the area gave us confidence in the beginning, and resulted in a positive outcome for us. Thank you Maureen.
– Linde Zingaro PhD, Dr Liz Whynot
Maureen…Tomorrow we’ll be making the final move to our new location. Thank you for making this process as easy as possible. Your expertise and knowledge of the neighbourhood (particularly your knowledge of the lease lands), we feel, certainly made for a quick sale. In addition, your marketing materials were excellent.
Maureen, we also appreciated your quick response in communicating the feedback you received. We definitely would recommend you to future prospects. It should be noted Maureen, that you were the listing agent 22 years ago when we bought this townhouse; you did a great job then, and a great job now… Thanks again!
– John & Barbara
Downsizing from Dunbar to a condo took patience!
As my husband and I celebrate the one-year anniversary of life in our beautiful condo in Olympic Village, I want to give thanks to our wonderful realtor, Maureen Bellinger, for working so long and hard to get us where we are today. Full disclosure here: Mo is a good friend of mine, but she has always managed to keep her professional and personal roles appropriately separate, neither one suffering at the hands of the other.
Years back, we began talking about downsizing, occasionally enlisting Mo to show us some places on the market, and then we’d get cold feet and drop the idea. Our ambivalence was monumental—as much as we were drawn to the possibility of a smaller, newer, worry-free home (and one that was near or even, gasp, on the water, a long-time dream of ours) we would lapse into the familiarity and comfort of our beloved Dunbar home of 27 years, in which our now-adult children grew up. Our repeated waffling might have driven less-committed realtors mad, but unflappable Mo was always understanding, and very patient, as she tenaciously stuck with us through our serial changes-of-heart.
But in the summer of 2011, finally overcoming our fears and reservations, and with dozens of viewings already behind us, the search began in earnest. Mo is a pro, knows the market, knows us, and chose places that she knew fulfilled our requirements. She had such a clear sense of our taste and needs, and I knew that each time we set out to see a listing, it would not be a waste of time. It was always an adventure, and we learned a great deal about the market (and about ourselves, too). We then took the plunge and listed our house. Mo skillfully guided us through the process of making necessary repairs, readying the place for showings, setting the asking price, etc. It sold quickly, freeing us to find the perfect townhouse or condo.
This stage was exciting and terrifying. When you become officially “homeless,” you can want to find a place too desperately, but Mo’s consistent mantra was “be patient, the right place is out there.” This was the kind of assurance we needed. And she was right, maintaining her calm confidence throughout, offering clear-headed advice without pushing us in any way. A couple of times, she needed to gently remind us what our goals were, as I, in particular, would push for a compromise place. Finally, we viewed several possibilities in Olympic Village and were completely seduced by the condo we now call home. We adore living here: the place itself, the area, the proximity to public transit, and the water view—we got pretty much everything on our wish list.
So thanks, Mo, for being patient and wise. Selling the family home and relocating to an entirely different area are a big deal, fraught with many potential pitfalls. We are forever grateful for your loyalty, perseverance, expertise, and gracious stewardship.
P.S. Mo’s consistent mantra was “be patient, the right place is out there.”
-Jerry and Sue Wasserman
“Dear Maureen, I would like to take a few moments today in light of the upcoming holidays to remember those special people who have made a difference in my personal sphere of life.When we first met over 15 years ago I was looking for a realtor to sell my one bedroom starter condo during a recessed market and looking for an opportunity to upgrade to a town house so I did not have to use my dining room as a home office any longer.
When we first met over 15 years ago I was looking for a realtor to sell my one bedroom starter condo during a recessed market and looking for an opportunity to upgrade to a town house so I did not have to use my dining room as a home office any longer.
When you were referred to me by a trustworthy friend ; I had no idea that this relationship would grow not only into a special personal friendship but a business relationship providing superb professionalism and excellence.
I believe we have sold and repurchased five residences over the course of the last 15 years including the beautiful home my husband and I reside in today.
Regardless of our close friendship we have always been able to mix business in this highly competitive and volatile BC market over the years without any personal repercussions to our friendship. That shows the ultimate professionalism to be able to separate these relationships.
I continue to refer you to friends and family today with ease as I know that they will be successful in finding the right home to meet their personal needs and never look back or regret the decision. You always take the time to find the right home for your clients and never rush a decision to close a sale.
I look forward to future business transactions and most of all to continuing our friendship for many more years into the future.
Thank you again for all you do to make people love where they come home too each day!”
-Elaine and Paul Gigliotti
“It was your website address that first caught our attention – being pet lovers ourselves we thought – now THERE is a person we’d like to deal with! And we were right.
Finding a home can be trying at the best of times but as we are expecting our first baby, we feared even greater challenges.
Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, professionalism and humour – all of which were so helpful to us at this transitional time – and all of which helped us find our lovely new home within a couple of short weeks!”
With sincere thanks,
-Krista and William Barron
“Maureen lives in the area, and values the unique features of the community – she achieved my goals with no compromises along the way. When looking for a new home, she found every item on my wish list – I would highly recommend her for all or any of one’s real estate needs!”
“Maureen: I want to thank you for not only knowing my needs in my new home in Fraserlands but also finding the right home for me. As a busy professional, you made the sale of my existing residence and the purchase of my new residence a smooth and enjoyable experience.”
When we decided to sell our unique condo, we interviewed several realtors. Maureen Bellinger was the only one that accurately assessed our property’s true market value and provided a realistic closing date given the current market conditions. She negotiated several offers and quickly got us the price we wanted well within the expected time-frame. She is personable, always accessible and easy to work with. Thank you Maureen.
-Heather Hall & Shane Aitken