Client Testimonials for Stephanie MacDonald, Esq.
Read what others have to say about their experiences working with Stephanie MacDonald, Esq.
Stephanie was the best person to have by my side throughout this entire process from search to negotiations to closing. Even well before I started looking, Stephanie made herself available to talk through my plan and wish list. She was very patient with the search, generous with her time and extremely thorough in her explanations of what to expect throughout each step of the process. I knew she had my best interests in mind. I highly recommend Stephanie for anyone in the market to buy or sell their home!
"Stephanie is a great agent. She really understood what we were looking for pretty quickly and showed us houses in both the city and in the suburbs because we weren't sure where we wanted to live. We fell in love with a house and the process went quickly and smoothly thanks to her expertise. I would highly recommend her to anyone."
We're not sure where we'd be (literally) without Stephanie's expertise and kindness throughout the process of buying our first home. From start to finish in our involved process, she was always available and supportive, while never pushy. She listened to our wants and needs without judgment and helped us refine our choices and think through our options. She made herself available for showings all over the city and never made us feel self-conscious or unreasonable. We learned that buying a home is a really emotional journey, and we learned a lot about ourselves along the way. Stephanie was gracious and caring, and knew everything so we didn't have to. We were able to rely on her knowledge and skills quite heavily, from viewings to final negotiations, and the eventual result is that we are happy homeowners! We would definitely work with Stephanie again, and would recommend her to our friends without hesitation.
Because of Stephanie's demeanor I have been able to see every house in which I was interested in record time. In addition, Stephanie has exhibited the drive to sell my house with good advice on negotiations and success!
Stephanie is an amazing real estate agent! She’s incredibly knowledgeable but more importantly she’s incredibly responsive and got everything done making the process go smoothly which can be difficult when trying to sell from out of state. I highly recommend Stephanie!
She was very businesslike, rational and disciplined. She helped us buy a home and we went from visiting to closing in two months and a few days. We signed a contract to sell our house in less than a week after receiving multiple offers and settled at above asking.
Stephanie was fantastic! The whole process went smoothly. She helped us find our new home and managed the purchase professionally and seamlessly. She then sold our current house in one week! I highly recommend Stephanie.
I have worked with Stephanie since 2009 - involving the sale of three properties and the purchase of three other properties. Obviously, I keep going back to her! She is incredibly helpful, responsive, professional and I trust her to advise me appropriately. I highly recommend her as someone who is easy to work with and who is very knowledgeable about the Philadelphia area. Definitely the best realtor I have worked with!
Stephanie is a phenomenal agent to work with. I have bought and sold several houses with her over the years now and it has always been a positive experience. She is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the real estate process and can guide you through the journey easily. She is a great negotiator and communicator. I will use her as my agent again without hesitation.
My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Stephanie MacDonald on the purchase of our first home. She is an area-expert, knowledgeable, personable, patient, and incredibly generous with her time. She answered every question and explained all aspects of the process clearly and thoroughly - always keeping our best interest in mind. She kept us informed and provided guidance that enabled us to make the best decision for our family. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Stephanie made it as painless and straightforward as possible. We highly recommend her and can't thank her enough for finding us a home
I was moving, as a first-time homebuyer, with little knowledge of the local area. With very limited time to find our ideal home, Stephanie was adept at distilling what my wife and I found important into a comprehensive set of listing options. During house tours, Stephanie was very good at understanding what we liked and didn't like about houses we viewed and using that feedback to adapt our search. As we went through the closing process, Stephanie was instrumental in guiding us through the complexities of the experience. Finally, now that we have moved to the area Stephanie has graciously offered recommendations for a wide variety of needs, from painters to pediatricians. We're happy with our experience with Stephanie - I'm not sure who else could have read our tastes, found us a house in one weekend, and helped us close in 30 days.
Stephanie has extensive knowledge of the area she works in. She is great at gauging what the buyer is looking for based on only looking at a few listings together. She is very patient, understanding and easy to work with.
Stephanie is incredibly responsive and involved in your deal, she is very easy to reach and responds quickly when needed. She even was working with me and dealing with issues while on her vacationin Florida. The day before the closing, during the fire inspection, she ran out herself to buy new smoke detectors to replace ones the inspector failed and she tried to install them. If you want a partner and feel like you are not alone in your sale, Stephanie is the right person, she creates a great team atmosphere.
Stephanie was the consummate professional. She was on the ball with every detail, very knowledgeable about the area and the market, responsive, and very easy to work with. Having bought several homes in different states we have worked with a decent amount of agents, but our experience with Stephanie surpasses them all. I can't emphasize enough how much we appreciated her professionalism. I would not hesitate a second to recommend her!
Stephanie was very responsive to any questions I had, put me in contact with lenders that offered very competitive rates, provided valuable input on offers/counter offers and was all around very responsive and acting in my best interests.
We began our search for a new home living almost two hours away from our desired location, with two preschool-aged children in tow, specific amenities in mind, a set budget, and an ideal timeframe of three months to settle. Needless to say, we felt daunted by the perceived challenge. That is, until we met Stephanie! Stephanie was extremely knowledgeable, resourceful, honest, warm, and perceptive, immediately putting us at ease. To maximize our time in the area, on a couple days notice, Stephanie arranged for no less than seven showings for our first trip. In just a few weeks we found the home that we wanted and submitted our offer. We then encountered a series of obstacles during the negotiations and inspection/repair process that nearly caused us to walk away from the home altogether. With Stephanie's legal expertise, skillful negotiation, tenacity, and advocacy, she ensured that our interests were protected, being completely accessible to address our every concern throughout. Thanks to Stephanie's many efforts, we ultimately purchased the home that we loved, under the conditions that we desired, and will be moving in next month. While we are sure to enjoy our new home for many years to come, we would welcome the opportunity to work with Stephanie again, and will be referring her to our family and friends in the meantime!
Stephanie did a wonderful job helping us sell our house in Philadelphia. She had a great feel for pricing in our market, attracted interest in our listing, and took ownership of the process. We appreciated her responsiveness and that she handled any issues that arose, minimizing disruption and making the process smooth from our vantage point. We would highly recommend Stephanie.
Stephanie quarterbacked an amazing experience buying our first home. Her knowledge of the city, attention to detail and prompt responses provided our family an experience we'd reccommend to everyone.
Stephanie has helped me with 3 real estate transactions: purchase and then sale of a condo in Center City Philadelphia, and a purchase of a single family home in Havertown, PA. The purchase of the center city condo ended up being a difficult transaction where the sale nearly fell through. Stephanie's legal background was definitely beneficial in this situation. She helped navigate the issues with the seller and the seller's agent and made what was a very stressful situation work out for the best in the end. I have always felt that the advice she provided was unbiased and that she was working in my best interest. She was very helpful and easy to work with for all three transactions. I have and will continue to recommend her to friends who are looking for an agent.
Stephanie was our realtor for both the purchase of our new home and sale of our previous one, both in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. I contacted her on a recommendation from a coworker and not once did she lead us astray. Stephanie was patient with us as buyers and was up for a fairly aggressive search schedule. We wound up seeing 18 homes over two back to back weekends. She encouraged us to see as much as we could and take as much time as we needed, and instilled the confidence in us that we would know it when we saw it. When it came time to make an offer and negotiate with the sellers, she was on our team all the way and it was clear she was looking out for our interests (instead of just passing information back and forth). Stephanie thinks strategically, ensuring that the sellers' agent cancelled a scheduled open house when we put our offer in. She works hard to see issues through, and is strict about keeping people to deadlines. As our agent as sellers, Stephanie provided clear guidance about steps to take to ensure we would receive maximum value for our home. It wound up being some work but in the end, she was right. The listing photos were beautiful, and we had six showings the first full day the property was listed and an offer in our email the next day. We continued to show the house during the response period, in hopes of securing another offer. Stephanie again helped us negotiate the offer, this time back upward to get as close to list price as we could. We were ultimately happy with the final sale price and the little amount of work we wound up having to do following the home inspection. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone, and will call on her again should the need arise.
Stephanie recently helped us buy our home in Narberth. As first time home buyers we felt Stephanie did an expert job helping us navigate the process and manage bidding, inspection and closing. While the process was completely smooth we felt Stephanie consistently advocated for us throughout. She went the extra mile to make sure we closed on-time and both parties were happy.
In the past dozen years I’ve worked with Stephanie in seven real estate transactions, as well as referred other friends and colleagues. Stephanie has worked hard for me every time. It feels good to have a representative that I trust and have complete confidence in for such deals.
She is wonderful She was very helpful in the process with buying my first house and came highly recommended. She found my home in 3 days! She was very friendly and helpful with all the paperwork, home inspections, and getting me to closing. She also helped me negotiate a great price for my house.
Working with Stephanie was a great experience both with selling our home and finding the perfect new home for our family. She is a pro - not only is she extremely knowledgeable of the local market, she's a terrific negotiator and her expertise is unmatched given her legal background.
Words really can not describe Ms. MacDonald's professionalism, guidance, and helpfulness. I was in the process of selling my NJ home, with Ms MacDonald's help, and buying another property out of state. It was a challenge for both of us, without her help, I think that I would not have been able to pull it off. She promoted, staged, advertised my home and sold it in the blink of an eye. She was wonderful in taking care of details while I was out of town. I would be proud to recommend Ms. MacDonald to family, friends, and business associates for any and all real estate transactions.
Stephanie did a great job for my family. Not only did she help narrow down the field to reflect our tastes, she brought her legal background to bare during closing to be sure we were treated fairly.
We enjoyed working with Stephanie MacDonald. Stephanie helped us purchase our first home and made the process very easy. She was amazingly responsive and accommodating to our schedules. For example, I emailed her at 8:00am asking if I could look at a few houses that day, and I sent her a list of eight houses that interested me. By 10:00am she had secured appointments to all of the houses and we had a great day touring the homes. She was always very responsive, even when she was on her family vacation, and provided assistance that went above and beyond, such as helping us find a preschool for our son. On the actual closing day, the seller had failed to complete a few minor projects on the house and Stephanie immediately went into action and arranged for everything to be resolved that day. We really appreciated her assistance throughout the search, negotiation, and closing process.
Stephanie was highly knowledgeable, very responsive, and incredibly helpful in guiding us through the process. I honestly don't know what we would have done without her. This was the sale of our first home, and she was patient, attentive and realistic in guiding us through the process. A huge thanks!
Stephanie was helpful and professional and was always there when we needed her. She got us answers and questions taken care of immediately. We highly recommend Stephanie to anyone who is selling or buying a new home.
Stephanie did an outstanding job to help us and protect our interests throughout the sales process. She is very knowledgeable, detail-oriented and an excellent negotiator. Furthermore, she is well respected in the business, which is a plus to navigate difficult hurdles. I strongly recommend her for anyone who is considering to buy a new house.
I was a former realtor (years ago) so when it came time to sell my home, I knew what I wanted in an agent. Stephanie was the right choice. She helped me maximize the selling price of my home, getting it under contract within days of listing. I have so many great things to say about her - intelligent, competent, expedient. She is a great agent and I highly recommend her.
We worked with Stephanie to purchase our first home a few years ago, and recently, to sell that very home when we had to move out of the state. Stephanie was absolutely wonderful to work with for both the buying and selling process! Stephanie is honest, professional, and very knowledgeable in the Wayne, PA area. She was accessible whenever we needed to get in touch with her and kept us informed of the progress of selling our home. She even managed to coordinate virtual document signing given we were living out of state during the final stages of selling our home. Additionally, Stephanie has excellent negotiation skills which helped us purchase and later sell our home at great prices. We would absolutely work with Stephanie again in the future should we move back into the area!
Stephanie MacDonald is super, in every way! Will recommend her thru my network of Princeton friends, as a fine a RE agent that comes no finer!
I am so lucky to have met Stephanie. She is very knowledgeable, overly helpful and always responsive. I was selling my condo from afar, and besides helping me to sell my home, she represented me when correcting some maintenance issues. She's a pit bull when needed - very aggressive in getting people to respond quickly - and helped me make my condo more attractive for the market. She is wonderful, and I wish I could rate her with more than 5 stars!
Stephanie was fantastic in helping us lock down a home that we wanted to purchase. She has great knowledge of the area, but more importantly she was strong in the tactics and negotiations around the actual agreement itself. I think this is often overlooked. We got our dream house at a fair price and she made sure we won, despite others bidding higher than us after we locked it up.
Thank you, Stephanie, so much for helping us with our first home! We wouldn't have been able to do it without you. You fought for us which is something unique to your personality and made sure that we got what we wanted in the end. We appreciate everything you did, all your hard work, and can't thank you enough! We will definitely be referring you to our friends
Stephanie was great. She really knew the market and gave us great advice along the way from the bid through to inspection and closing. We got the home we wanted at a great price. We would definitely use her again.
Stephanie was an asset in helping us find and close on our home. She is knowledgeable about the Cherry Hill area and was happy to share her expertise with us. She is very responsive to phone calls, texts, emails, etc and truly makes you feel like you are her only client. She is knowledgeable about the entire house buying process and was able to talk us (first time home buyers) through each step of the process. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the south Jersey or Philadelphia areas!
Stephanie helped us to buy our first house on the main line after living in Philadelphia. As first time home buyers we needed a lot of guidance, and Stephanie was so patient and helpful and found us the perfect house after a few months of searching. We have often said how lucky we are to have ended up in such a great neighborhood, but Stephanie knew exactly what we wanted and as soon as the house came on the market she had us come see it. She is very professional, and her background as an attorney is certainly helpful for negotiating contracts. We would without hesitation recommend Stephanie to anyone.
Stephanie is the consummate professional. We have actually worked together in buying and selling several properties. Not once did I feel pressured. She is extremely honest, and extremely sharp/intelligent. These are two properties I have found highly lacking in many real estate professionals. I have nothing but extremely positive things to say about Stephanie. She is the only realtor I would trust with a real estate transaction.
I have actually engaged Stephanie to sell two of my properties and buy two others since 2007. She is an excellent agent and makes the crazy work of real estate transactions a considerably more pleasant experience! I have always felt she has had my best interests at heart and I have been able to share openly and I always get great advice in return. I will definitely engage Stephanie again in the future for my real estate needs!
Stephanie is an incredible agent!! She moved heaven and earth to help me sell my apartment in a very tough market. She not only worked hard, but was also creative and solution oriented and was truly a terrific advisor. I would recommend her to anyone looking for the best!
Stephanie worked tirelessly to find us our new home. Her knowledge of the local market is comprehensive and she made sure that she knew exactly what type of property we were after. Once she knew our preferences...she was onto it and didn't stop until we had found "the one". Her realistic grasp of particular property values ensured that we didn't pay too much, which may well have happened without her as a reality check! Stephanie is professional and efficient and smoothly walked us through the process from beginning to end.
Steph has guided us through 2 separate home purchases in the past 6 years. She has broad knowledge of the Philly/South Jersey area and invested the time to understand what we were looking for. She used that knowledge to successfully match what was on the market to what we were looking for - twice!
Stephanie MacDonald sold our house in one day with multiple offers and helped us find our new home. She is extremely knowledgeable, no-nonsense (meaning a true, trusted partner and not at all pushy) and a strong, effective negotiator. Her expertise spans from how to best stage and market a house, through to building and home inspection details, and staying on top of every aspect of the deal to ensure a smooth settlement. Anecdotally, she seems to have a natural sense for the neighborhood and house that is the right "fit." I highly recommend Stephanie!
My wife and I strongly recommend Stephanie based on our experience working with her over the last few months. Her detailed knowledge of the Main Line market, her work ethic and intellect enabled us to reach a successful outcome. From the beginning, we collaborated to define a profile of our target buyer that was essential when it came time to finalizing a contract. Additionally, she was present for every showing while her partner, Brittany, provided key Compass office support.
I have been working with Stephanie for almost 10 years on 8 separate real estate transactions (buying and selling). Each time, including the most recent, has been an excellent experience. She is always there when I need her and she is easy to work with - even in difficult situations. I respect her as a professional and as a person and I would recommend her to anyone who wants a trusted real estate agent who has your best interests at heart!