When we first met Merilee we were under a lot of stress as we had a little one on the way and we were on a bit of a deadline before her arrival. From the moment we met Merilee we knew she was a perfect match for us because she "got" us. She understood our needs and her honesty, professionalism and patience eased the stress of being first time home buyers. She went above and beyond and we loved how personable, genuine and caring she was. Her energy is infectious and after spending so much time together we're glad to call her our friend. Even after a year of helping us she still checks in on us just to see how were doing. She helped us find our perfect home where we can retire and grow old in and for that we will be forever grateful.
Working with Merilee was a pleasure this past fall when I sold my late father's townhouse. She truly made a difficult experience so much easier for me. From helping the process of cleaning out the house, to facilitating the selling process while I lived out of town, Merilee was so kind and easy to work with.
On top of her kindness though, Merilee was also extremely professional and advised me expertly in preparing and listing the townhouse. Not only did the property sell in a short amount of time, but also at a great price.
I really can't say enough good things about working with Merilee, and I highly recommend that anyone seeking a realtor choose her. You will receive attentive and caring service from a competent and trustworthy woman who will help make a stressful time in life so much more pleasant. Thanks Merilee for everything!!
I cannot thank you enough for a fabulous experience in purchasing my first home!! After years of renting I felt like I was in an ongoing cycle that I didn't know how to get out of. Knowing that it was getting me nowhere I thought home buying was way beyond my reach. Over the years I had made it a bigger deal, an unreachable goal which required a ton of money that I had no idea how I was going to come up with, of course that was until I met YOU!! The hardest part which took most of my courage was contacting Merilee, at first I was only seeking advice and guidance on what I would need to do to prepare myself in the future. But after a brief meeting with Merilee, she had me thinking that home buying could actually be a reality and not just a dream. With her warm and friendly personality she made me very comfortable as I was doing this all alone, yet her passion and professional approach to her job just made all the worry and fear disappear. Before I knew it, we were on the hunt for my first home!! Again, with her knowledge and guidance she made it so easy and worry-free for me to really look for what it is I wanted. And now, here I am a first time home owner!! I honestly thought this day was further down in the future for me, but I know for sure that it wouldn't have happened if it weren't for Merilee.
Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Merilee to everyone. She not only has the ability to turn a difficult experience into a stress and worry free one, but to make it enjoyable and memorable. Although I don't plan to be using her services in the near future (as I am thrilled with my purchase) if and when the day comes, I know who I would be calling for sure.
Thank you so much for all your help Merilee, to me you are the BEST!!
We wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into helping us sell our townhouse and buy our new house this year. Your attention to the little details made all the difference in a flooded market for selling a townhouse. Your diligence in making sure we explored every opportunity before deciding on the perfect family home didn't go un-noticed either. We appreciated your professionalism and your educated opinions. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Chris, Jillian, Jaxon, Nixon and Wrigley
My wife and I purchased our home through Merilee in 2011. She was very professional, punctual and made it happen. We never felt rushed and felt that it was quality, not quantity, that mattered to her. She was committed to finding us our dream home and in the future we wouldn't think of using anyone else. We met because of our need for a realtor and are still friends because she really cares about her clients. Great work Merilee!
Les Paukov and Stephanie Paukov.
I am writing this letter to share my appreciation of Merilee McCaffery. We started working with Merilee back in February 2010. At that time my husband and I were looking at property in North Vancouver to make a move from Richmond. After we had begun looking, we became unsure about where we wanted to be. Our desire to see many neighbourhoods was met by Merilee with enthusiasm. Merilee is a pleasure to work with and has gone above and beyond to make our real estate transition easy. It has been an exciting time which leave me with fond memories. Merilee possesses a level of professionalism, expanse of knowledge and natural ability that has made us feel comfortable and confident at every turn. Merilee has been more than a realtor. She has been a friend to us, to my children and family dog. Merilee and I have exchanged many phone calls and emails that were always friendly, prompt and answered all inquiries, usually with more useful information than was expected. We are happily in our wonderful new home and would not be here without her. I do not envision us moving any time soon, but hope Merilee will be easy to find when that time comes. Quite sincerely, I want to express my gratitude for all that Merilee has done for us and share our highest regards for the work she has done with and for us.
C. & C. Cameron
Merilee is an angel dressed in realtors’ clothing. Calling her when I first thought that buying my own place might (possibly, maybe, perhaps..?) be an option was the best decision I could have made. When I made that call, all I knew about real estate was that it was stressful and expensive, especially as a single person taking on a mortgage. At our first meeting she calmed my fears and gave me options and ideas to mull over that I hadn’t thought of and really helped me get over the “I-don’t-know-if-I-can-do-this!” hump. She assured me that if I wanted to, I could, and she was right! She held my hand through the whole process and I know that she always had my best interests at heart. She patiently answered all of my (sometimes frantic) questions (always promptly: evenings, weekends, and even during her training rides for the Ride to Conquer Cancer!) She wouldn’t let me look at units in “bad” buildings and she never held back when we saw a unit that she didn’t think would work for me. Her honesty and candidness were invaluable in helping me make this tremendously important decision. She knows what it feels like to be a first time buyer and used her personal experience as well as her considerable real estate expertise to guide me in the right direction. I love my new home and I’m sure that I made the right choice. I can’t imagine a better outcome and I would recommend Merilee to anyone thinking of getting into the real estate market!
Merilee is a realtor but not your average realtor. She deeply cares about her clients and goes far beyond the regular services of a standard realtor.
Merilee was incredibly patient as our elderly mother went through the very difficult step of moving from the family home to a beautiful garden apartment. Her compassion was heart-warming but most of all her professionalism was outstanding.
She tried to find a new listing when the apartment that Mom wanted was sold. She created an info sheet and went door to door in the building trying to find a new listing for MOM.
We went to multiple apartment complexes and Merilee showed us the good, the bad, and the ugly with each one. Mom felt respected and most of all HEARD.
Finally the right garden apartment came along and it was unfortunately a bidding war, Merilee came back early from her vacation to present our offer along with the others. Her negotiation and persistence scored us first position during the bidding war. When it was time to return and view the apartment for a second time her advice was spot on. We were the successful bidder and Mom now lives in her dream home and how many realtors share a tear with you after a successful real estate transaction ?
Without Merilee l am afraid the outcome could have been far different and we will always be grateful to her for her professionalism, empathy, and patience. Give her a try, you won’t be sorry.
Carol & James Day
Hi Merilee, I was really impressed right from the start, your knowledge of the Realty Market would be very comforting to any new buyer. I am so very happy with this place on Ferndale, and your patience was key for me. You have all the qualifications and experience, and I let people know all about the process you guided me through, it has been hugely enjoyable.
Merilee, We cannot thank you enough for helping us find our first home! Through all the stress and multiple changes in locations and styles of homes you showed nothing but professionalism and patience. You really did go over and above in accommodating us, including numerous phone calls and driving all over the map! We truly felt at ease and please know that we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends or family.
Debbie & Scott
Merilee, Thank you for all that you did for us and my Dad! You really went over and above your job! You were amazing! Thank you!! All the best in the future, and if you’re ever asked for someone to sing your praises – tell them to call me!
As first time buyers, the idea of beginning the hunt for our first home was overwhelming and a little bit intimidating. However, we felt very fortunate to have a dedicated and professional realtor in Merilee. Merilee always made herself available (even while out of town and on vacation!) and went above and beyond in assisting us find our perfect first home! We were constantly impressed with Merilee’s knowledge, honesty, attention to detail, and dedication to our search (which at times seemed like it would never end!).
When the day finally came that we found “the one”, Merilee was 100% committed to negotiating a deal that we were comfortable and confident with. We always felt well-informed and that Merilee was doing everything she could to close the deal on a home that had only been on the market for 4 days! We had an incredibly positive experience with Merilee and would recommend her services to anyone. I have found recently that many service providers have forgotten how to deliver excellent customer service, however Merilee was a breath of fresh air – always willing to go the extra mile – from answering our endless questions, to explaining every process and procedure, right down to leaving us a wonderful housewarming basket in our immaculate new home! Our experience with Merilee made our first time buying a home a very enjoyable one and I look forward to working with her again in the future! THANK YOU!
Danielle & Zeke
Buying your first home can be an overwhelming and daunting task at the best of times, however, working with Merilee made our experience nothing but enjoyable and FUN! Her vibrant personality instantly makes you feel comfortable with her and her team. She was accommodating to our specific needs and was always available for us anytime. She went over and above the call of duty several times and acted not only as our realtor, but also as our friend. For her incredible service we are so thankful and would recommend Merilee as a realtor to anyone looking to purchase a home. It is evident in her quality of work that she has a natural gift in helping people find a home they love! Thank you so much :)
Carlie & Chad
Merilee, Thank you so much for helping me find my first home! Your knowledge and expertise made the whole process so simple and stressless. Thank you for your kindness and helpful attitude. I couldn't imagine feeling as comfortable and at ease with any other agent as I did with you! I will confidently recommend you to any and all of my closest friends and family! Thank you!
Thank you Merilee for being so patient with our ever changing budget, location, and must haves! Your professionalism, intelligence and experience got us into the best condo that we could have ever hoped for. Your recommended inspectors and lawyers were highly professional and added to the overall experience. You were available at all times, day and night, and accommodated to our long work schedules... we could not have asked for a better realtor!
Beth & Jamie
Merilee, Just as a side note, it was great working with you, and I do hope we can do further business together in the future. If I can help at anytime, please feel free to let me know as I’d be more than happy too. In my dealings with you on just this deal, I have been truly impressed by your professionalism and helpful and friendly manner. It is a refreshing change and I think it’s a superb quality that you are great for not only me to deal with as well as your client. I would be more than happy to recommend your services to friends and clients of mine who may be looking.
Chad Oyhenart — The Collective Mortgage Group
I am a first time home buyer and the experience was exciting! Merilee made me feel very comfortable and helped in explaining the whole process. I never felt overwhelmed or pressured during our time we worked together. Merilee helped me find a great place that I now call home. If you are looking to purchase a place I would recommend Merilee to help you find a place that you can call home.
Well, I would just like to thank Merilee for looking out for my best interest when buying my home. Through my experience dealing with many realtors I found Merilee to be very professional, honest, on the ball and always there when I had a question. There are not many realtors, I found, that will go the extra mile and Merilee is one of the few. I believe when buying a home you need to get as much information as you can and keep asking questions until all you get all your answers. Having not only 1 realtor, but a team of realtors, that are on your side gives you an upper hand when making one of the biggest purchases of your life. Thanks Merilee
Brandon and I were first time home buyers, who really didn't know much about the real estate market. We were so lucky to work with Merilee; she was so professional and really knew her stuff. It was such an exciting process and one we will never forget, and that was all made possible by Merilee. We are so happy in our new home and would recommend Merilee to anyone who is looking for the best possible experience when it comes to buying a home! Thank you so much Merilee, you're not just our realtor but a great friend!
Taylor & Brandon
I just wanted to give a big thanks to my wonderful realtor Merilee McCaffery for helping me find my first home of my very own. Not only did I receive excellent and prompt service from her, but also her extensive knowledge and caring attitude guided me through a process that was foreign and new to me in all areas.
I had been searching for a moderate amount of time for the perfect first time home for myself. Merilee’s diligence in finding me what I was looking for in all the criteria I had listed ensured that the place I did purchase had all the great qualities I wanted. I have now ended up with a beautiful place to make my home. The great service and follow up makes Merilee the perfect person to work with. It is a great feeling to know your best interest as the customer is always at the forefront with these wonderful ladies. I would highly recommend using Merilee to any of my friends or family members looking to buy or sell property in the lower mainland. I have experienced nothing but the best of service in all arenas from start to finish.
Thank you to everyone who helped me with this exciting new process- especially to Merilee who I could not have done this without. I appreciate all your help and am lucky to have had a great friend and business- woman in my corner for the biggest purchase of my life.
Dylan and I were first time home buyers. Our experience with Merilee McCaffery was one that we are and always will be greatful for. As our realtor she and her team went out of their way to make the process as painless and easy as possible! Merilee made us feel important and never left any question unanswered. Her positive attitude and amazing people skills made it a pleasure to work with her.
Thank you Merilee! You made Dylan and I's first time purchase such a positive and pleasant experience.
Jenny & Dylan