Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
We did not have plans to buy a house in 2016 but were interested in what might be available, so I asked Marcia what was available in our hypothetical price range. Marcia sent us links to several listings. We liked one of them so much that several weeks later on December 27 it was ours. We were not available to visit the house, but we trust Marcia completely, and we have never been disappointed. Because we have worked with Marcia on rentals over the years and we have a relationship. She also has a great reputation in the community. With us Marcia has always been positive, calm and professional, qualities we appreciate. She follows up, is patient, and her advice has always been spot on. We did not feel pressured to make a decision. Marcia takes a personal interest in her clients and their satisfaction. She patient, steady and honest.
P. & G. Gastaud
After 38 years in our house we were ready to downsize. When our daughter suggested we move to Saratoga Springs, NY to be near her and the grandkids, we jumped at the chance. Marcia advised us on the best way to show our house which didn't include any major improvements. This worked out just fine and our house sold in three days. Marcia knows her stuff and somehow remains calm when problems arise. She was also able to recommend a lawyer for us to use who also remained calm and pleasant throughout the whole process.
I have enjoyed working on residential real estate transactions with Donna for over twenty years. Whether she is working on behalf of my clients or on the other side of the transaction, Donna has consistently exhibited the highest degree of professionalism and responsiveness. Her extensive knowledge of Duxbury and the other South Shore communities is a tremendous asset in assisting her clients. Finally, Donna’s calm demeanor and warm personality help in making each interaction with her a positive experience.
My husband and I had been in our home for 19 wonderful years, but as we entered our 70s we realized that it was time for him to cut back on his work load and that consequently we needed to cut back on the costs of maintaining that property. We hired Marcia in part because she been a close personal friend for the past several decades. But that factor alone would not have been enough to lead us to that conclusion. Having lived in a small town like Duxbury for almost 50 years, we are good friends with many other local realtors as well. We chose Marcia to help us sell our home and purchase our new one because we recognize all of her professional skills and attributes. She has been very active in real estate associations over the years and have extensive knowledge in the field. Moreover, she is a very well respected realtor in our area. There was no one 'best thing' that Marcia did to help us buy and sell our home. She did a very thorough job from the beginning of the process to the end. She acted as our partner throughout. Together we came to a decision on the asking price and together we discussed reducing that as time went on. Using her years of expertise in the real estate world, Marcia coached us on how to get our house ready to market. As the process went on, she kept us informed on showings, shoppers' reactions, things we might need to do to facilitate finding a buyer. She followed through on leads, kept in touch with other brokers who had showed the house to their clients, and did a great job of keeping us in the loop at all times and holding our hands when things weren't going so well. When, six months later, we finally received an offer to buy, she helped us through the difficult negotiation period with her usual calm professionalism. And THAT wasn't easy to do. It would be an understatement to say that we had a difficult and reluctant buyer, and there were many twists and turns between the initial offer and the final consummation of the transaction. A less able realtor might very well have botched the whole deal during those trying and tense days. But Marcia's quiet perseverance and skill saved the day! There are flashier realtors out there and there are more 'famous' ones; they come on with a bang. But Marcia's dignified professionalism and extensive knowledge and quiet but persistent personality are the qualities required in the crazy world of real estate sales. And they are the attributes that lead to success in the long run. Marcia's knowledge, skills, and demeanor are the perfect match if you are looking for a well-qualified and successful realtor.
We moved to Duxbury after living in Europe for several years and were very fortunate to find Marcia. We have bought and sold several properties while in Duxbury and she has made sure all of our transactions were smooth and seamless. Marcia always goes above and beyond her real estate duties including accompanying us to a town meeting with the zoning board of appeals for a commercial property we purchased in town. She is always able to find a solution to any problem or question. She will guide you through every step of the way. She is totally knowledgeable about the local real estate market. When we needed a referral for anything from a window washer to a plumber she always helped us find what we were looking for! She is a compassionate realtor and a genuine pleasure to work with.
J. & O. Triebel
It has been a pleasure working with Donna Wood on our current project in Duxbury. It is incredibly easy to work with Donna due to her attention to detail, professionalism, and knowledge of the south shore. We highly recommend Donna as a real estate agent and hope to work with her on future projects.
M. & T. McSharry
Donna, we wanted to thank you very much for helping with the sale and closing on Enterprise Street. We ended up being in a tight time frame and you were able to find a buyer and make the closing happen. Throughout the process you kept us on track as to what we needed to do as sellers and assisted over and beyond what our expectations were. This was not a typical property for Duxbury and the comps made it challenging to gauge what we should expect. Your knowledge of Duxbury and the property helped us price the unit at a fair price and allowed us to accept an offer and close all within 60 days. We are grateful that we chose Macdonald & Wood Sotheby's International Realty and will recommend anybody we know needing your services.
R. & G. Kinasewich
Donna knew exactly the home we needed. She was able to get us into a school year rental while we took our time looking for the home that was just right for our family. Our checklist or wishlist like many people was huge! The home we ended up getting has exceeded our every dream. This past April 15th marks one year in our new home and we could not have dreamed of a better home for our four kids and giant dog Woody. The kids have biked to school every day! In the few snowstorms and 10 degree mornings as well. The cold, rain and snowy mornings apparently are the most fun. The kids return home from school with a few extra kids in tow for a play date that happens without endless planning and organizing. Matt and I take Woody for walks and Matt kept his promise of running with me. He has not mastered the paddle board but happy to kayak along side. Duxbury has been the best decision we have made and Donna understood our needs and got us into the best home for our price range! Thank you Donna Wood!
My husband and I began looking for a home in Duxbury to relocate closer to family. We were referred to Donna Wood, and we could not be happier with our experience. Donna showed us several properties and was always very knowledgeable and helpful with all our questions. She followed up promptly all the time and kept us informed at every step. She provided helpful recommendations and guidance during every step of the process. She really went the extra mile to make the home buying process incredibly positive. We are so grateful to Donna for her help, patience, and guidance in finding us our beautiful new home.
H & S B.
Liz's knowledge and expertise made us feel confident that the sale of our home would be a relaxed and stress free experience from beginning to end. Her professionalism is exceptional. It was all about her and her team's communication and response time that made the transaction smooth and easy. We highly recommend Liz and her team.