We couldn't ask for a better agent, very understanding and helpful. Offers amazing advice. Always willing to help and puts in more time outside what would be normal hours, insuring clients needs are meet. Again can not stress how much easier buying / selling is with Donna as our agent. Absolute pleasure to deal with.
~ Wesley & Sherri Robinson
Thanks you for everything Donna. We are so glad we found you to get us into our first home. We will definately be recommending you to our friends and family!
“Donna did an amazing job helping us sell our home in Leiblin Park. She worked with us to reach our goals of having a quick sale and getting what we wanted for our home. You will never meet an agent with MORE integrity than Donna!”
~ Michelle Smith & Scott Burbridge, Bedford, NS
“Donna sold 2 properties for us; first our condo in Rockingham and again for our home in Manor Park. In both cases, we sold for very close to our asking price - in very little time. Her advice - particularly around staging the second property - was key in closing a solid deal.”
"We wanted to thank you and your team for the exceptional service that we received when selling our condominium... We were particularly pleased with the high level of service afforded to us by Donna Laprade, whose insight and professionalism consistently made us feel at ease with our transaction...we appreciated having such an important matter handled so smoothly, not to mention how quickly our home sold!....We will recommend your services at every opportunity."
~ Richard and Tamara Dunn, Dartmouth
"Hi Donna... I want to thank you and Bruce for making this such a great selling experience and if I am lucky enough to get posted back here again, I will certainly look you up to buy."
~ Rob Petty, Winnipeg, MB (formerly of Lakeside/Timberlea)
I contacted Donna in early spring 2007 to help me find a house in the Halifax/South Shore area. I had specific requirements that had to be met and Donna immediately started emailing me information on houses she thought would suit my needs. Unfortunately my move to NS had to be postponed so I ended up buying a house in Calgary instead. However, since I bought this house knowing that it was only a temporary residence, I have been in almost constant contact with Donna. She is still sending me emails of houses she thinks might interest me but she is also giving me advice on what repairs or renovations I can do to my existing home to maximize the resale value when I put it on the market next spring with a Calgary realtor.
Donna’s advice has ranged from ideas on landscaping for curb appeal, redecorating in all of the up-to-date styles and colours, to thoughts on the major renos I want to try to complete and which ones are more important to prospective buyers, and therefore should have higher priority on the reno schedule.
Even though Donna has no guarantee that I will ever list or buy through her she has never complained about the questions, has never made me feel like I am imposing on her time and has always given me expert & professional advice.
Because of her “going the extra mile” and helping me the way she has, Donna will definitely get my business for any real estate need I will ever have in the future.
Thanks Donna. I will definitely see you in the spring!
~ Cathy Kean, Calgary, Alberta
"As a repeat customer of Donna's, we knew that we would be able to sell our home quickly and with confidence. Not only did we have 2 offers from our first three showings, we got the price we were looking for."
~ Richard and Tamara Dunn, Moncton, NB
This is great! The Bruce Smith Team has done 100% more in 3 weeks than was done in 3 months when we had the property listed with another agent. The quick closing date is a bonus & we THANK YOU very much for the fantastic efforts in selling this property so quickly for us. It was a pleasure doing business with you & the team. You kept your promise to us, "I will sell this house"!
~Iris Sutherland, NS
"Donna : Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You made our DND house hunting trip so much easier. If it wasn't for you things would have been much tougher for us."
~ Sandi and Larry Simon, North Bay, Ontario / Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia
When Bruce and Donna first entered my home, they looked professional and exuded confidence. They knew the area's housing market and the key aspects that would sell my house. Being a first time home owner and now seller, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. That is until they sat me down and explained the steps that it would take to sell my home.
Bruce sent a stager to my house and she made a list of what should be done to make it sell on the market. A sign was put up and the house was listed on the MLS system. As soon as that happened, the viewings started rolling in.
Will I request their service when I buy my next house? Absolutely! They were friendly, intelligent, helpful and very professional from the beginning to the end. It is nice being respected and having your business welcomed.
~ P. Cooper-Mayer, Halifax
“Donna assisted us in purchasing our current home but we have also worked with her on previous transactions. Her extensive knowledge of the local real estate scene, mastery of making the home buying process as stress-free as possible and her unwavering commitment to ensuring we were kept informed every step of the way is why we would recommend Donna as a real estate agent. She has an extensive network of industry professionals which took the guesswork out of selecting a mortgage broker, home inspector and lawyer to suit our specific needs. Her down to Earth personality paired with her professionalism gave us the peace of mind we needed when entrusting our home purchasing experience to her. We will seek her expertise in any future transactions and highly recommend her services to others.” ~ Tammi and Adam Hayne