Jennifer Hickey with Macdonald Realty shows true compassion, thoughtfulness and guidance in purchasing your new home. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the housing market is genuine. Jennifer’s negotiation skills and her approachability not only allowed our family to own our first home within budget, she relieved us the unwanted stress of replacing major appliances by asking the owners to agree to replace them prior to closing. Working with Jennifer was not the stressful experience one would think you would have in purchasing a home, in fact it was quite the opposite. Jen’s passion and personality has made a lasting impression with our family in such a short time and it’s absolutely true when I say we became friends through this experience.
As a first time buyer, I really had no idea where to start or what it really entailed to buy a home. Jen was a lifesaver to say the least. Jen helped navigate me through the whole purchasing process and everything needed to do so. Not only is she a kind and sincere person, but she was professional and provided excellent service. Jen went above and beyond to make sure I was always fully educated about every decision and that my “wants and needs” were always put first. I will definitely be using Jen’s expertise again in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for an awesome agent.
We found Jen through a mutual friend and we’re really glad that we found her. My wife and myself are recent arrivals to Canada and first time buyers so we didn’t know much about mortgages or the real estate market in the lower main land. Jen was so patient and helpful, she answered all our questions (even the stupid ones) and explained the in’s and outs of how everything worked. We would definitely recommended Jen to anyone, she helped us find our first home (where we brought home our first child) and got us a great deal on our mortgage. It would be hard to find someone better than Jen in Vancouver. We will be calling on her services again when the time comes!!!!
I am really happy living with my new place which Jennifer found for me. I feel so lucky that I worked hard at choosing the proper person to find the place which I really wanted.Because we didn’t know many realtors in BC, we didn’t know how to compare who would be good or bad, professional or an amateur. Jennifer is authentic, professional and personable.This was my first time purchasing a home, so I wanted a realtor who is experienced. I was also on a very tight budget to buy 1 bedroom apartment or condo, so I needed to find a mortgage expert. Fortunately Jen was able to do both.While searching for the place she was a really good listener and her process was amazingly fast and accurate. Throughout the entire process, she followed up on each detail until the very end. This made me feel very special and secure through the entire process. I would absolutely recommend my friends and co-workers who are looking for good realtor, because I believe she is the best relator… and friend as well.
My husband and I met with Jen Hickey long before we were in the market for purchasing our first home. In the fast paced and shifting housing market that exists in the lower mainland, we were looking for some guidance as to how far down the road we might expect to make our big purchase. This first meeting with Jen was particularly advantageous. She guided us as to the best financial plan for our situation, which put us at ease. When changes in legislation around first time home buyers occurred months later, Jen studied the details and knew specifically how it would impact our situation. Her active interest in our home ownership goals gave us peace of mind and her expertise gave us confidence in making this purchase. We knew right from the start that Jen was committed to us. She kept us informed at all moments of the process. She worked hard in the background on all of the minute details of each property, working around our busy family schedule. As both our mortgage broker and our real estate agent, Jennifer Hickey helped the purchase process go exceptionally fast. As the pieces fell into place, Jen was the expert in our back pocket. Her deft ability to navigate seller’s realtors had us in awe. Always professional, her negotiation skills are exemplary. Her moral compass certainly points in the right direction. We experienced a situation that involved a lack of straight-forwardness from another realtor. Jen’s professionalism and approach to this situation and all parts of our home purchase solidified that Jen is exactly the right realtor for us.
Jennifer was referred to us by a friend of ours and she ended up being the perfect person to help us through the process. She is personable, funny, optimistic yet realistic, and great at what she does. She makes sure to be available throughout the process to make sure that there are noquestions left unanswered. Jennifer acted as both our mortgage broker and our real estate agent; this simplified our lives immensely given our random schedule. Her recommendations for a notary also saved us time and money. We’d happily go through the experience with Jennifer again and would recommend her in a heartbeat!
Jen was recommended to me by a close friend and I am so grateful to have met and worked with her - I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done for me. As a first time home buyer, I can admit that I knew very little about the process of purchasing real estate however, Jen exhibited a vast amount of patience in explaining the process to me. Jen was with me every step of the way, protecting me and guiding me to purchase what was ultimately my dream home. I will confidently refer Jen to anyone looking for real estate services in the future.
Jennifer worked tirelessly for weeks to help me and my partner purchase a recreational property outside the Lower Mainland. She was both our Real Estate Agent and our mortgage broker on this purchase. It took more than a month to put the deal together, due to communication challenges with the listing realtor and a competing offer that— thankfully, for us—fell through. During this time Jen personally made three trips to theproperty, three hours each way. She was in constant contact with us by phone and email, while researching the particular issues related to rural properties and to this region, guiding us through the offer, counter-offer, and acceptance process. She arranged for building and septic inspections—which she attended—and for testing of the well water, all with reputable independent companies. Because the property is near a known slide zone, she put me in touch with a Geotechnical Engineer who could (and did) reassure us of its safety. She came to our home and to my office, at our convenience, when papers needed to be signed and deposit cheques to change hands. Jen was able to join with us in our excitement over the property while at the same time tempering that excitement, making sure we considered all sides of the purchase, including potential problems. She made sure we considered all alternatives, and when we were certain, she walked us through each step in the process from first viewing to closing. She was professional and discrete, always keeping our needs and interests at the forefront. Having grown up in and around the real estate business, and having bought and sold two previous homes, I can say without reservation that I have never met a more thorough and ethical realtor than Jen Hickey.