I have worked with Mary recently as a seller on a couple of bare land transactions on the Eastern Shore. I do not live in Nova Scotia so was in the situation where I had to find an agent that I could trust.
“I had been marketing the lots over a number of years without much success but was referred to Mary through a business acquaintance.
Mary took on the task of putting the properties on the market and handling all of my dealings with lawyers, surveyors, and all of the administrative issues included in developing access, easements, and the electrical power installation. Permits were required, access roads were to be built, buyer’s lawyers were to be dealt with along with other agents. Any advice that Mary gave me was well thought out, consistently accurate and timely.
Mary handled all of the issues to my complete satisfaction. I could not have found a more diligent, straight forward and honest agent to assist me in developing and marketing the properties. I would recommend Mary Stickings without reservation as the type of agent who goes beyond what is expected. The Real Estate industry in Nova Scotia can be proud to have people like Mary on board enhancing the reputation of the industry.” Rob Preston – Three Fathom Harbour, January 2018
“We are writing to give Mary Stickings our highest recommendation. Mary possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent broker: she knows her market extremely well; she is diligent, responsive, and yet very patient with her clients. Mary is both very professional and personable. She clearly takes pride in doing a great job. In our particular case, finding a home in an ideal location for commuting was challenging. To help make our decision easier, Mary provided us with information on all the areas we were looking at and supported us in our 1.5 year long hunt.
It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than Mary or being anything but happy in choosing to work with her.” Jennifer & Mike Haverstock – Windsor, NS – October 2017
“We were looking to move home from the Prairies and Mary found us the perfect spot. Because we were in Saskatchewan and we had a baby on the way, we trusted Mary to look after all the details for us. She went above and beyond, face timing us on walk throughs so we could see the inside, finding us a qualified inspector and negotiating a fair market value price. We didn’t have to lift a finger and ten days after our closing we brought home our new daughter to our new perfect space. We couldn’t be happier. Mary is professional, trustworthy and goes above and beyond for clients. We’d recommend her to anyone.” Jennifer & David MacPhee – Dartmouth, October 2017
“Mary Stickings is a professional, in every way. We found her pleasant, very helpful, definitely knowledgeable, prompt, efficient and determined. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to anyone who requires the knowledge and experience that Mary brings. Keith & Catherine Wells – Dartmouth, September, 2017
“We recently sold our family home through Mary Stickings. In searching for a Realtor Mary’s website illustrated her expertise, satisfaction of clients and award-winning reputation. All of this became evident at our first meeting with Mary, followed by a second meeting to review a comprehensive, clear and professionally presented market analysis. She placed us first, recognizing our knowledge of and connection to the home as well as our goals for the sale outcome. Essentially Mary facilitated our decision-making process, supported what we knew and guided us when our knowledge was more limited. Mary was very understanding, personable and a delight to work with. We would highly recommend Mary in buying or selling a home or property.” Jennifer & Carolyn – Dartmouth, July, 2017
“The reason our house sold this year was because of Mary and all the hard work she did thru advertising our house and representing us in negotiations. She was professional, polite and most importantly she was effective!
She did not waste our time, we were in a hurry to sell and she delivered. Mary is very organized and she keeps you updated on everything. We sold our house from across the country and it was extremely comforting to work with someone who is competent and good at her craft.
I also love that she uses e-signature programmes! This was an asset in our long distance contract negotiations!!
To those still looking for an agent, Mary Stickings was amazing! Without reservations I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone. Mary exceeded my expectations and I am extremely grateful for her help in selling our home.” Lina & Greg Pawlus – Dartmouth, July 2017
“We first connected with Mary when we were ready to put our house in Portland Hills on the market. Our old broker of many years was in the process of relocating outside of the province and we wanted to have someone local to best handle our needs. We decided to consider a few brokers but our first call was to Mary, as we had seen her smiling face on signs and marketing material in the neighborhood and heard good things. Well, our mind was made up before our first meeting concluded–no need to consider other brokers when you are dealing with the best! Our first impressions were very positive- her confidence, poise, market knowledge and track record simply blew us away. We knew we were in excellent hands immediately.
Though we have bought and sold several homes and rental properties over the years, we quickly found that the service and support Mary provides is “a cut above” the usual broker services- she simply takes the real estate process to a whole new level. Mary started with a comprehensive market analysis and assessment of our home, and within a week of our first meeting we were completely ready to list. The house had been professionally staged and photographed at Mary’s expense, and she made great suggestions for small tweaks and purging to optimize impact to potential buyers. She is not afraid to invest time and money to actively market your home to its best positive advantage in order to expedite its sale. Her flexibility, knowledge of the construction industry and keen eye were also so very helpful as we viewed other properties we considered buying
Mary’s speed of response to any questions or concerns was unparalleled. She always had the answers and was two steps ahead of us at every turn, offering innovative suggestions, strategies and feedback. She is an extremely smart and savvy real estate professional with exceptional marketing, networking and relationship skills and is simply a pleasure to deal with. Her honesty and integrity are of the highest standard and we have absolute confidence in her commitment, abilities and responsiveness.
Needless to say, our partnership with her was extremely successful, and a SOLD sign is on our lawn as we are packing for new adventures. If you are looking for a broker who will provide exceptional service and results, look no further than Mary Stickings because you deserve the best! Thank you Mary from the bottom of our hearts. With you in our corner we made an awesome team and we look forward to future dealings. We could not recommend you more highly as you consistently exceeded our highest expectations and we appreciate that more than you can know. It was a pleasure!” Allan & Gail Munroe – Dartmouth, July 2017
“When I decided to sell my house after 42 years, I didn’t know where to start. The solution was Mary. She helped me find a wonderful apartment and guided me through every step of the sale. She coordinated repainting the interior so it would be more marketable and checked on the property when I was out of town. Mary was patient, friendly and her expertise gave me great comfort through what could have been a very stressful process. I don’t know what I would have done without Mary.” Shirley P – Dartmouth, NS – May 2017
“Mary was highly recommended to me by friends when I was looking to buy a house in Halifax. I was so grateful to have Mary as my agent. Apart from being a lovely person, she was professional, efficient, highly organised and also very pragmatic. Very quickly I completely trusted her judgment and was confident that she was taking care of all the details while I was packing up overseas. Usually I feel as though I would have to go over all the details to ensure everything has been confirmed. Not so with Mary, I knew that she would ensure that everything was completed on my side of the purchase. This I believe sets her apart from many others. Every step of the process she was looking after my best interest. She made the whole process completely stress free for me and being abroad at the time that meant a lot to me. She even checked on the house for me over the weeks after closing and before I was back in Canada. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mary to anyone needing an agent in the area. I could not have asked for more from an agent.” Kate Birsel – Halifax, NS – February 2017
“We contacted Mary Stickings for our real estate needs. My first statement to her was, that this house was going to be a difficult sale. She did a market analysis of our house and of the surrounding area. She offered advice on certain upgrades that should help with the sale of the house and also helped guide us in the right direction for that perfect price point. Mary kept in contact with us frequently and spoke with honesty and super sharp professionalism. We were starting to believe that this difficult sale was turning in a positive direction and all of the interesting developments that were approached with us during the showings was becoming an accomplishment to a sale of the house. When there was a slow point after all of the upgrades, Mary would provide us with more research market analysis, she kept searching and researching and at the same time with her patience she supported us when our anxiety was running thin. She had the strength and ability to calm us down and keep us on a positive keel. Our house sold and Mary handled every issue from start to finish. She was there for us! We also asked Mary if she would help us find our new home, and she said yes. She was available every time we needed her. Strong organizational skills, for example; Mary was able to align 6 showings of homes to us in one day! She surprised us every time she called. Mary’s integrity is there and she works hard. She represented our interests throughout the whole selling and purchasing needs, thoroughly and fully. To recommend her to anyone would be a strong yes and working with her would be a stress less delight because personally I know that she will make things possible for you!!! Nicety to add; We arrived in our new house and behold a beautiful house warming gift! We’ve also had questions after everything has been settled and she is still available for us. She is the type of person that you would like to hire to get the job done right, with perseverance and a wealth of knowledge of the real estate market. She’s it, Mary’s the one to hire! What more could you ask for? Many thank yous for Mary for what she has done for us and for our hearts. Thank you.” Karl & Shelley Rzepus – Dartmouth, NS – November 2016
“We thought that we would test the house market so we listed our 100+ year home with Mary’s help. We believe that due to her expertise that our home sold very quick. Mary did a great job with the write up and professional pictures of our property. She was always there for us though a few bumps in the road but was always professional and gave us direction but never pushed. She was accessible even on her vacation days. Thanks again Mary without your great help we would not have seen our dream home come true.” – Carroll & Susan Spears – Porters Lake NS – October 2016
“My husband and I recently sold a house with the assistance of realtor, Mary Stickings. Mary was extremely professional in her approach. We valued and trusted her opinion as we navigated through three separate offers, one of which was very complicated. Although Mary provided us with suggestions, my husband and I always felt that we were in control and all final decisions were with us. We would highly recommend Mary if you are considering using a realtor.” Christina & Perry MacDonald, Halifax, NS – October 2016
“We relocated to Dartmouth, NS during a particularly stressful time in our lives with a newborn and toddler. We also had to do our house-hunting from a distance in St. John’s, NL! The process could have been extremely stressful, but with Mary confidently navigating us through it all from house-hunting, to finding our ideal home and closing a deal, it was amazingly smooth and stress-free. She made sure we had all the information we needed to make informed decisions, she gave us all the checklists we needed for relocating and was so incredibly friendly and encouraging through it all. Mary has continued to be a wealth of knowledge for us as we settle in. We could not recommend her highly enough to anyone buying or selling their home! “- Maureen & Justin Matthews – Dartmouth, NS – October 2016
“Being my last home purchase and relocating to my home province was a very big deal for me to say the least. I’ve worked with agents before and can tell you Mary’s level of professionalism even over the many miles between us was exceptional throughout the whole process, from the recommended inspections as I obviously couldn’t be there, to the final closing, and never left me hanging or waiting for reply’s. She went above and beyond her scope of work. I would recommend her in a heartbeat! Thanks Mary. ” – Shaun McInnis, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS – September 2016
“Mary is an excellent agent who completely understood our needs from front to pack. She is a true professional with an incredible penchant for detail. She piqued the interest in our property which led to a quick and high quality sale. Carolyn and I would recommend her for any of your real estate needs. “– Mike and Carolyn Labrecque, Bedford, NS – September 2016
“I had a great experience in purchasing my first home thanks to Mary’s great help and advice. It was the biggest investment for me and my wife and now that we are living in it, we love it more and more everyday. Buying a home has many steps and requires many key decisions along the way. Mary’s professional advice in all the stages was key for our success. She way very patient with us in all the steps and helped us make those decisions as if she is buying for herself. A colleague of mine recommended her to me when I was looking for a realtor and now I am not hesitant by any means to recommend her to others.” – Mike Sattarivand, Halifax, NS – July 2016
“In a very uncertain reality market, Mary secured a solid offer on our home within three weeks of our signing the contract. One of the best ways in selecting a realtor is through a personal reference, which we received from trusted friends. Mary came highly recommended and did not disappoint. We will now readily refer Mary to any family or friends in search of a dedicated, competent and professional realtor.” – Chisholm MacKinnon & Laura Cormier, Dartmouth, NS – July 2016
“Thoughtful, patient, extremely knowledgeable- particularly about building structures/systems. Mary is warm and personable, as well as responsive to all and any questions. Would very highly recommend Mary to anyone, as she made a stressful process with limited time (one week to choose a home with very specific requirements before relocating across the country) fun and informative. We are confident in our choice, as a result of her consultative approach and we are very grateful that Mary was referred to us by our long time Remax agent in Vancouver, Lorne Martiniuk. Way to go, Mary! Thank you” – Leone & Stewart Winrob, Beaver Bank – April 2016
“We bought from out of town with limited opportunities to visit properties before our move. Mary’s helpful advice allowed us to effectively narrow our search so that our visits to Halifax were very efficient. The properties she showed us fit the description we had provided and her knowledge of the area allowed us to gauge our value for money. Mary was always available before, during and after the purchase process. Her assistance with the home inspection proved to be particularly valuable. Our home buying experience was a hassle-free pleasure, thanks in large part to Mary.” – Alasdair Syme, Halifax, NS – February 2016
“Lisa and I cannot thank you enough for another wonderful experience working with you on selling our 1st home, and building our dream home. Your dedication and professionalism has always been one of the best parts of working with you. You were on point with your market comparisons and we achieved our goal of selling our home within the average days at 97% of our asking price. Lisa and I recommend you to anyone thinking of selling, buying or building. If Lisa ever convinces me to build again, you’ll be our first call. PS: Thanks for the Christmas gifts for the kids. They really appreciated being part of the experience.” – Kenny & Lisa Wilson, Halifax, NS – February 2016
“Mary Stickings is knowledgeable of the real estate market, builders’ reputations, and the pros and cons of many neighbourhoods. She takes the time to get to know her clients; to figure out what they need to help them make one of life’s most important purchases. She is intelligent, savvy, and honest. Without hesitation, I recommend Mary as a realtor. Mary Sticking has been a breath of fresh air from my experience of realtors. We put Mary though her paces…88 homes visited, government relocation paperwork, and pushed her budget on client lunches. I’m not the easiest guy to deal with; so I’m told, but Mary took my idiosyncrasies in stride with her own rapier wit, good humour and efficiency. Despite our occasional arguments, and nearly stepping on such a tiny human, she is what I have always envisioned a realtor to be. Without a doubt, I would rehire Mary if the need for a realtor arises.” – Cluny & Nonie Nichols, Hammonds Plains – February 2016
“We have had a great experience with Mary and would definitely recommend her for any of my close friends and family. She is very knowledgeable of the industry and gives her honest opinion on any questions asked. (Which I had a lot of) She offers any time she has to be available. Personally, she made the transition very easy for me and my son as we did the big move on our own while my husband was away on tour. We had a short window of time to find a home once we sold ours- We lined up 2 days of viewings and found our home! I am love with our new home and location. I have no regrets with selling our old house! Huge thanks to Mary for that.” – Cynthia & Shawn Boutilier, Sackville – February 2016
“I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all your help and professionalism during the sale of my house. You were always so easy to deal with. Although the road was difficult at times, and you were faced with challenges, you persevered. You shared your knowledge, gave tips and guidance, and it paid off. I want you to know that I would highly recommend you to anyone who is in the market to purchase or sell a property.” – Anne McCrate, Dartmouth – February 2016
“Everyone needs a place to live. The challenge in finding a new home is not what needs to be done…it is about how to do while meeting the needs of your family along the way. Mary Stickings is a name many people know well. After all, she is a real estate agent with ReMax with her name on many properties in the Portland Valley Area. However, to truly know Mary is having the pleasure of being her business partner. Mary is warm, thoughtful and considerate. She is curious, exploring your interests and to understand why you have made the decision to relocate. She facilitates the process of making choices simply and efficiently, ensuring that each decision along the way fits for you. Mary is dedicated, detail oriented and dependable… navigating all elements of your move and only satisfied when complete to your satisfaction. What is different about Mary? She makes it all about you and she celebrates your success along the way. Investing your time with Mary is an investment in your family and your future. All that is left to say is…”Thank you Mary”” – Sean & Nicole Awalt, Dartmouth – December 2015
“Mary is an incredibly professional, motivated, and skillful realtor. Her passion for her work is evident in everything she does, from the timely way she communicates with clients, to her dedication to finding you the perfect property or the best way to showcase your home for sale. Her wealth of industry knowledge, positive attitude, and excellent people skills helped make the sale of our first house, and purchase of the next, as stress-free as possible. We would certainly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!” – Nicole Anaka & Derrick Hiltz, Halifax – October 2015
“If you’re looking for the best Real Estate agent in the metro Halifax area, look no further. From the initial meeting with Mary to discuss our selling a home for the first time, to the final dotting of the i’s and crossing of the t’s, she was always in close contact with us, providing information, offering her honest opinions, and helping us to keep our emotions in check. She always showed patience with our lack of house selling knowledge and numerous questions, and reminded us of the big picture throughout the process. Mary has the expertise and personality to calmly lead you through the details and procedures, and make selling your home a positive and profitable experience. She was the last of five agents we interviewed before making our decision. They all had similar backgrounds, but Mary had certain intangibles that you can’t always explain or find in a resume. We’re extremely happy with our choice because the last was definitely the best!“ – John & Jane Earle, Dartmouth – September 2015
“I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for helping us sell and find a new home to purchase. You’ve made everything SO easy and smooth for us. From day one, you made it your goal to help us find what we were looking for, constantly e-mailing properties that you felt matched what we wanted (and they did!), always going out of your way to make sure we had all the information, setting up appointments on short notice and just providing the friendly service that is often hard to find these days. You were extremely patient, always smiling and willing to help in any way possible. No matter what the obstacle was you found a way around it!! (even through our short notice calls) You were not pushy to get the sale and always looked out for our best interest. Anytime I or anyone I talk to is in need of buying or selling a house, I’m DEFINITELY sending them to you.” We cannot express enough how grateful and happy we were through this whole buying/selling process. Your professionalism and personality is something you should be very proud of. Through this process we’ve gained someone who we can trust and call a friend. Thank you again Mary for helping us find our home we love and suite our needs for our growing family.” – Theresa & Michael Killeen, Mineville – August 2015