Why List with Maria

Maria Chaplinskaya, Dream Home Sales and Marketing Specialist

Why Choose Maria?

Passionate! Energized! Innovative! Honest! These are the words you will use to describe Maria Chapliskaya when you meet her. Maria will listen intently to your needs and expectations about your dream home then use her persistence and expertise in sales and marketing to make these dreams come true.

You will benefit from being able to communicate with her in English, Russian and Korean. Knowing these languages gives her a deeper understanding about people`s way of thinking and behaving. This has proven to be a deciding factor in successfully and efficiently negotiating real estate deals for her clients.

Whether you are a Vancouverite, new immigrant or out-of-city client looking for a dream home or investment, you will appreciate Maria’s comparative analysis skills drawn from her life experience in different countries in choosing the different neighbourhoods in the Lower Mainland.

Having lived in different countries she knows what incredible lifestyle value Vancouver has to offer. And she can clearly show why she has chosen Vancouver as her permanent home whether you are a Vancouverite, new immigrant or investor looking for a dream home.

Her experiences in Eastern and Western cultures gives her the unique ability of better understanding your cultural needs when it comes to matching you to your dream home. And her knowledge of the variety of neighbourhoods found in Vancouver will assist you in aligning your dream home with your lifestyle needs.

Maria is passionate about making the purchase or sale of your home an exceptional and exciting one! She will do this by working hand-in-hand with you throughout the process. Whether it`s an open house, private showing, writing an offer, or collaborative price negotiation, you will never deal with an assistant or third party associate. She will make herself available to you seven days a week and always answers communications efficiently and professionally within twenty-four hours. This approach is your guarantee that Maria will always be there to assist you with decisions during the purchase or sale of your dream home.

Why Real Estate for a Career?

There are two things that Maria absolutely loves about her work. One is that she loves to see the uniqueness of personalities found in each home – the stories and lives that have been created while living there. And two, is that she loves to meet these people, gain their trust and be a part of making their dreams come true.


Maria strongly believes that education is the cornerstone of great service. The real estate industry is always changing and evolving. Her love of studying serves her clients well as she is always taking relevant courses to keep her at the forefront of the industry.

A consummate student, Maria has several degrees and diplomas outside of her Real Estate Licence obtained from the RECBC at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. These include a degree in Management Training Programme, Major in Innovation Management 2006 Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law, a Bachelors Degree in World Economy (2007) from Priamurski University of Agriculture & Business, Russia and a Korean and English Teaching Diploma(2004) from Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University. She continues her professional development by enrolling in relevant courses offered to realtors® here in BC as well. The latest of these is Certified Negotiation Expert® from Real Estate Negotiation Institute, 2013 and Master Certified Negotiation Expert® 2014.

Maria in the Community

Maria passionately believes in paying it forward and volunteers in numerous community organizations such as the Russian School of A.S. Pushkin and the Russian Palme Theatre Studio. She is also a valued volunteer with the Cousteau International School and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Maria’s Branding – The Yin/Yang Mare & Stallion

Horses symbolize nobility, grace and beauty. They have come to represent a drive to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals regardless of what stands in your way. As well, horses are symbols of freedom – freedom of expression and freedom to roam. Carl Jung saw the horse as a symbol of natural forces tamed by man.

Since the time Maria was two, she has had a strong connection to horses. Her mother would tell her that that was certainly inherited from her great grandfather who was a horse groomer. She loves these beautiful, graceful animals. She finds they are in tune with their surroundings, have an ease with which they communicate amongst each other and always work efficiently as a team. Maria works with her clients to recreate this very same feeling of balance and communication as a team.

Finding a home in which you can feel free to express yourself and create this environment of cooperation, grace and beauty is essential if life balance is to exist. This is reflected in the logo of the yin and yang horses – a mare and stallion – in perpetual and graceful balance. Hence the slogan: Balance Your Life With Your Dream Home.

About MacDonald Realty Ltd. – Founded 1948

Maria had some very high expectations of the realty office which she would call home after receiving her realtor licence.

When she found MacDonald Realty Ltd. she knew that it was the dream home for her to work from. Where else would she find a brokerage with a 65 year history representing all of the Lower Mainland? Where the managing broker inspects every document and has 42 years in the industry? Where an agent must be a full-time representative that fits into the cooperative team environment? The team at MacDonald Realty Ltd. has all of this plus the wisdom of over a cumulative 125 years of real estate sales and marketing experience in Metro Vancouver.


Maria has chosen to live on the North Shore where her passions in horseback riding, music, theatre, opera, hiking and family outings can be easily accessed and enjoyed on a regular basis.