A note to our valued clients, agents, and staff,
In our efforts to combat COVID-19, Macdonald Realty has closed its offices to the public in order to practice good ‘social distancing’.
We want to assure everyone that while our offices may be ‘Closed’ to the public, we remain ‘Open for Business’, and our agents and staff are ready to assist in all of your property needs. In addition, for our clients with firm deals still to complete, I want to assure you that your transactions are secure and that we have multiple contingencies to continue to properly convey transactions during this uncertain time.
We thank you for your support, patience, and understanding.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your offices still open?
All Macdonald offices are closed to the public and agents for the safety of our staff. While our offices are physically closed to agents and the public, we remain open for business and our staff have been provided a safe environment to continue working to support our agents and clients.
What sellers need to consider
If you have a current listing with Macdonald Realty, please speak with your agent to discuss the specific steps that are right for you to market your home. If a deal is in place, our conveyance teams are still working behind the scenes to process transactions securely and on time.
What does COVID-19 mean for buyers?
Our agents are still working in a variety of ways to keep connected with you. They are available for one-on-one’s if both parties are healthy, phone calls, emails, texts, video calls. Reach out to your agent to see what will work best for you. Private showings are still available for active listings if the seller approves.
What is your open house policy?
Macdonald’s policy during this pandemic is to not have or host public open houses for the health and safety of our agents, the seller(s) and public.
What if I currently have a deal with Macdonald?
If a deal is in place (firm deal) our conveyance teams are still working to process transactions securely and on time.
How will I get my deposit to the office?
Our agents have been informed of how to drop off deposit funds to each individual office.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – (November 4, 2019) – The term ‘coaching’ in real estate is often associated with scripts, conferences and weekly accountability calls. Mark Winter, Director of Agent Development for Macdonald Realty, approaches coaching from a fresh perspective in his new book, A Different Conversation: Realizing Your Potential as a Real Estate Agent. Winter’s vision is to elevate the professional performance of real estate agents and reframe how they interact with clients through the fundamentals of professional coaching, enhancing the role that real estate agents play.
“There is a lot of positive focus in our industry on coaching agents in their businesses, but what happens if agents are able to coach their clients?” says Winter. “Think about how many journeys that start between real estate agents and their clients that actually fail to reach the finish line together. In many cases, it is not expertise that is missing, it is connection and partnership.”
“Professional coaching is based around asking probing questions that deliver powerful insights which both parties understand together. People today are very tuned in to know what an authentic conversation is – and what it is not. I believe that some real estate agents do themselves and our industry a disservice by walking in as the expert with all the answers and sometimes failing to ask the right questions. The opportunity to become a critical thinking partner with their clients is massive.”
A Different Conversation shifts the spotlight away from agents and that feeling of having to always be the provider of solutions. Readers will learn how to detach from a presentation-led mentality and build lasting value by shining an empowering light on their clients.
Winter earned a Certificate in Organizational Coaching from the University of British Columbia in 2015 and his Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2016. A 27-year veteran of the real estate brokerage business in Vancouver, Winter teaches a 6-week real estate course called Performance Elevation based on coaching competencies and philosophies. A Different Conversation shares the insights and actions he has honed by teaching that course to over 300 agents over the last three years.
A Different Conversation: Realizing Your Potential as a Real Estate Agent is available for purchase online in ebook and paperback from Amazon, Chapters and Barnes & Noble.
About Macdonald Real Estate Group: Founded in Vancouver in 1944, Macdonald Realty (macrealty.com) has grown to become BC’s largest full-service corporately owned real estate company, with over 20 offices, 1,000 agents and staff in the province, and nearly $10 billion in annual sales.
In addition to residential sales, Macdonald Commercial has over 40 dedicated commercial agents with a head office in Vancouver and a new Fraser Valley office in South Surrey; Macdonald Property Management currently manages over $5 billion in BC properties; and Macdonald Platinum Marketing has sold over $2 billion in luxury new construction.
VANCOUVER, B.C., Oct. 2019 / Macdonald Realty, Western Canada’s largest independent full-service real estate company, today announced the re-opening of its office in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada. This office is one of Macdonald’s 20 offices throughout British Columbia.
The freshly renovated office in North Vancouver will bring to the team and clients more space and comfort. The space provides everything Macdonald’s real estate agents need to keep improving and growing their business.
Find us at 206 Lonsdale Ave or give us a call at 604.960.1100.
To find more about Macdonald Realty’s offices in British Columbia – please visit macrealty.com/offices.
About Macdonald Realty
Macdonald Realty was founded in Vancouver back in 1944 and has continued to grow through the years and the changes in the real estate market. We’re solid, established and respected, with 20 offices throughout British Columbia. Today, we’re Western Canada’s largest independent full-service real estate company, with Residential, Commercial, Property Management, and Project Marketing divisions. And we’re still proudly BC owned and operated.
Visit the company’s website today www.macrealty.com
VANCOUVER, B.C. – (May 2, 2019) – Macdonald Real Estate Group, parent company of Macdonald Realty, Macdonald Commercial, Macdonald Property Management, and Platinum Project Marketing has announced a new program for people looking to get into the real estate business: Macdonald Pre-licensing.
We’d like to congratulate all of our Macdonald Realty agents who received a Victoria Real Estate Board or Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Award, a Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Medallion Club Team & Medallion Club Award or a Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Medallion Club, President’s Club or Medallion Club Team Award.
We are proud to have you on the team!