Client Stories

Moving is not an easy process, and to move from the East coast to the West – even more stressful. I sold my place in Toronto and was looking for a Realtor to buy a home in Vancouver. I am so happy I chose to work with Maria. In the hot Seller’s market she was able to make my offer as competitive as possible. I learnt that not only the price, but completion date, amount of the deposit, absence of the subjects can make the offer stronger. When we wrote subject free offer, Maria did due diligence before submitting it. She read the building documents, talked to the building manager regarding the building, consulted with the mortgage broker, and pre inspected the property. The first condo I liked was in Kitsilano area. The competition was insane – 11 offers in total! We could have bought it, but Maria advised not to proceed, as it was not worth it. I liked that she put a prospective of selling this place in the future. When you buy that unreasonably high, it is hard to make money after selling it. The 1 bedroom place was sold $80,000 above asking price.
But we bought the next place I loved. Maria was able to interfere negotiation process between the Seller ad Buyer, and secured my home with a better offer. Now I am a home owner and happy to call Vancouver my home! Thank you Maria for your professionalism, support and care!

Ross Carter

I met Maria in an open house when I was looking for my first home. She was friendly and personable. She convinced me that she would help me find an apartment of my dream and she did. I am loving this home I bought with her every single day and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Her good judgement that comes from experience and intuition as well as her professionalism has been remarkable. She recognised the apartment I was contemplating buying had the best exposure in the building, which I did not see at first, and accurately assessed the strength of my offer so I could purchase it at a reasonable price in a hot seller’s market. As soon as my offer was accepted, she seamlessly guided me through the remaining process.

I am very happy with the experience I had with Maria and I would recommend her without any reservations.

Julia Chun

Maria provided an excellent service as a Realtor. She is well organised and makes sure everything is done on time. I can describe her as a professional, sincere and helpful real estate advisor. I am so lucky to choose Maria to sell my old home and help me to find a new one. She made my dream come true, and I am happy to settle in my new place.

Mary Tong.

Maria is a truly gifted and professional realtor beyond any expectations. She takes her job seriously and with passion. Maria helped us to sell and did exceptional job. Five stars not enough to rate her service. She sold it in a few days preparations (which she activly participated) and one weekend showing. Saturday and Sunday Open House and condo was sold next day. Way above asking price. Smooth transaction. Highly recommend her as a Realtor. We are very happy with our sale and looking forward to buy with Maria.

Madina Arinova and Dennis

Maria is very helpful and knowledgeable, have a great expertise in real estate Vancouver and awesome attitude. She is very detail oriented and responsible that can help to make your purchase go smoothly.

Yana Levkovich

Maria is an extraordinarily passionate, personable, knowledgable, and capable realtor. She truly has her clients’ best interests at heart, and her attention to detail is nothing less than awe-inspiring. The entire experience was a pleasure, the results of which speak for themselves: my property was sold in less than one week!

Austin Park

Maria is a realtor who listens and provides expert advice and suggestions. She asks questions and works for her clients best interests. I appreciated Maria’s professional and gracious manner and her quick response to my inquiries.
I would happily recommend you!

Janne Williams

Maria is an extremely knowledgeable and patient agent, who helped me in every step of the way with my best interests in mind. She went out of her way to compare all the available options within our budget and criteria, in the area that we liked, which made our decision a lot easier. She helped me with the walkthrough, which was excellent, as I had no idea what to look for, and she managed to get me the best parking spot in the building.
Thanks to her now I have my first home, I couldn’t have done it without her!
I recommend Maria to anyone that is looking for a full service, personal approach to the home buying process.

Fabiana Martinez

After interviewing many agents prior to selling my property, I decided to use Maria. Upon meeting her I was impressed as she was very knowledgeable of my building and surrounding area. Maria provided me with some wonderful information and insight on how we can be successful in making a sale in the time span I required and more importantly the price I desired….. She accomplished both.

I was very satisfied with everything from the promptness of Maria listing my property to the staging of my property as well as the open houses. Maria constantly kept me informed of any new developments and offers that we received. At no point did I fell uncomfortable. Maria represented my best interests during the whole process.

I would highly recommend Maria to anyone looking to sell their property. Thanks again Maria!

Capt. Matthew A. Taylor, Vancouver

On a recent trip to Vancouver, I viewed several properties and was very impressed by the way Maria conducted herself at her particular open house. Very often realtors just say hello, hand out their business cards and then move on. Maria actually took the time to talk to me about what I was looking for specifically, made me feel welcome and was extremely hospitable. She clearly knows her industry and understands the importance of active listening when talking to prospective clients. I would not hesitate whatsoever to recommend Maria as your agent. You will be in good hands.

Clark D’Cunha, Toronto

“When Maria took on the challenge of representing and selling 1203 Matthews, her approach to the market was so personal and so heartwarming. This wasn’t just another piece of business for Maria, this was about communicating the story around the historic past of the property known as Sundorne.
Maria’s website communicated that story from the bottom of her heart!
More than that though, once a selling price was established, Maria knew she would achieve that price. There were times when I wanted to drop the price and she dug her heels in and recommended with conviction that we stay the course.
She was right and with hard work, ability to bring a perfect team, open houses, constant communication to the marketplace and an unfailing belief in what she could accomplish, Maria broke the record for the highest price ever achieved in selling this property.
Maria made the sale simple and seamless.
Every home has its own history. I highly, highly recommend you let Maria tell your story.”

The owner of 1203 Matthews Ave, Vancouver

Maria is professional, energetic and she acts in client’s interests.
She helped me to sell my apartment. It was not the easy task because it was on the market for a while.
When I started to work with Maria she gave me the market analysis, helped me with a staging, did the open houses and always gave me the feedback.
The selling process was very smooth and we sold it quicker than we expected. I will definitely recommend her to everyone.

Maria Porubanskaya & Ivan Goman

We sold our North Vancouver condo in 4 weeks and received $9000 more than expected! Some big name realtors® should learn from Maria how to negotiate the price, she is a pro negotiator.
I do not rate many things at 100% but I can say that our experience with Maria was amazing. Very personable, accessible, and responsive.
She made the process of selling our condo less overwhelming than anticipated. Highly recommended!

Pavel & Natalia, West Vancouver.

Maria is a hard working professional real estate agent. Client’s satisfaction and interests are very important to her. She has excellent tact and advertency.

Hamed Ronasi