TestimonialsBelow are some of my Client Testimonials
By: Trent Bessette
Mark was excellent from the very beginning to the very end. He helped us price our house diving deep into sales data in the area. Normalizing all this data is not easy and you can’t just base your house price on an average for the area. His analysis was much more detailed than others. We had three other realtors look at and price our house. Mark was also very helpful in letting us know what mattered and what didn’t matter when it came to selling our house. He had a well-thought-out long term strategy in the pricing that worked very well. He also did several open houses. We sold our house in 60 days and got exactly what we were looking for dollar wise. We purchased our new house through Mark as well. Mark showed us a large number of houses while marketing our house for sale. So when our house sold, we had it down to a very short list of exactly what we wanted in our price range. We sold our house and purchased the new house in less than a week in a tough market. Obviously, I would highly recommend Mark as a realtor. We were certainly very satisfied in every way.
By: Matt Kriz
Mark was recommended to us a by a good friend and I'm so glad for the recommendation. As first time buyers we were rather clueless as to how the home buying process worked and Mark was always there to answer our questions, no matter how silly they might have been. Mark responded to our inquiries nearly instantly, and we always felt that he had our best interests in mind. We also really appreciated that he was straightforward but never pushy, and how friendly and personable he is. We were able to move quickly with our purchase, and with Mark's help we bought a home that we're very happy with and for a price that was also good. Mark continued to work for us after our offer had been accepted, setting us up with a mortgage broker and legal representation. He even responded to emails while on vacation! When we had a problem with a faulty appliance after moving in, Mark took it upon himself to make sure we had some reimbursement for that appliance. All in all, we couldn't be happier with our experience with Mark and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor.
By: Family moving from Canmore to Calgary
Mark provided expert advice and was a dedicated partner in our search to find our new home. We considered multiple communities and Mark provided information that helped us determine each communities fit for us and cost benefit. Mark's s use of notifications and IT systems was the little extra that made the difference in finding our home and being ahead of the market. Oh, and our kids loved Mark too.
By: Denise Freeland
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Mark to find our new condo. He was very professional and intuitive as well as friendly and accommodating. With his help we were quickly able to refine the search and find the perfect place. Mark handled all the paperwork and legal contacts making our home buying experience very streamlined and efficient. It was a pleasure to work with Mark and I look forward to working with him again soon.
By: Tom Liniarski
After browsing for houses a few months, I happened to drive by Mark's open house which I decided to take a look at. Unexpectedly I liked the home, and started talking to Mark about potentially submitting an offer. Not having a realtor of my own made me feel uneasy with such a big decision, but after talking to Mark it alleviated any fears I had. He is very personable and very quickly I felt comfortable talking and dealing with him. He was able to answer all my questions about the home, the process when purchasing and a time frame for potential possession. Even though he was representing the seller I felt he was very fair when negotiating and was honestly working to satisfy both parties. The closing process was quick, and painless and from there he explained what I needed to complete with the lawyers, banks, insurance company, Home inspection, utility company etc. to finalize the purchase. Whenever I had questions (which I had tons of because this was my first house purchase) Mark was always available via phone, and email, responding right away to help me out when I needed. I am very happy I came across Mark that day because I got the home I wanted at a fair price and the transaction was so smooth and painless I couldn't believe it. I recommend Mark to anyone looking for a home and will definitely use his services in the future! Thanks again Mark, and all the best!
By: Jen, Paul & Owen
When my husband and I decided to sell our house we had a new place in mind, which came on the market a lot sooner than anticipated. Mark was quick to list our home for us and was always available to both potential buyers and ourselves. He was very understanding and flexible with our schedules as we had a 4 month old baby which didn’t make things easier. He was able to calm us when we faced the very stressful period of potentially owning two homes and ensured us that a price drop on our house was not necessary for a quick sale. He was right! After only a couple of weeks on the market and 1 ½ open houses we had the perfect offer, papers were signed immediately and the process could not have gone smoother. Mark made the purchasing of our home through a builder stress free (as we had had a bad experience dealing with a builder ourselves previously) and we could not be happier with our realtor experience! We would recommend Mark to anyone looking to buy/sell their home in the future! - Jen, Paul & Owen
By: Daniel Perez
Mark helped me and my family find the perfect home over a short period of time. He was very flexible and patient, and made himself available at all times when it came to viewing houses and changing house or location details. Mark was very professional when it came to house viewings, giving us space and time to look through many houses. He was very knowledgeable and helpful when questions arose about houses, location, and buying know-how. He always kept in mind our wants and needs, and always brought up suggestions or reminders during our viewings that we would have missed or forgotten. My experience with Mark as my realtor was very smooth, since he was always on top of things, and he undoubtedly decreased the stress of buying my house. We would definitely use him in the future. Thanks Mark! We love our house, and I'm glad you helped us find it! Sincerely, Daniel Perez
By: Cody Stewart
When I first met with Mark about buying a home, I had really no idea what I wanted nor any idea of the time-line for buying. I wasn't in a hurry. I just wanted to have a look around. We discussed some criteria and he sent me a list of initial options. All of a sudden in a flurry of energy we had seen several places, narrowed in on what I wanted, and put an offer on the perfect one within a week of starting! Mark was fantastic. He matched the pace of my response and then some. He made things happen really quickly, on a very flexible schedule, and responded promptly and patiently to all communications. Clearly a veteran at working with uncertain clients, he helped me realize and solidify what I wanted and we cherry-picked the perfect fit. Done and done! He came through in every way, beyond expectations, and all with a casual sense of humour that made him a joy to work with and made my first-time home-buying experience completely painless. I would (and have) enthusiastically recommend Mark to everyone! Cody Stewart
By: Deb and John Chad
Working with you, Mark, was a completely positive experience. I know we told you what we had in mind, and eventually we purchased quite the opposite product, but you didn't rib us too hard about that. Your service was always fun, and even when we asked you to show houses within tight timelines, you always managed to make it happen and be professional. It is nice to find someone who will guide you through the whole real estate experience and make it an enjoyable reality. We had a tight timeline but you still managed to keep your sense of humour! Thank you very much for your time and we would not hesitate to use your services again, and to recommend you to our friends and family. John and Deborah Chad
By: Melissa & Kevin Frankiw
My wife and I have known Mark for several years, and when we decided to pursue the purchase of a new home, we asked Mark to represent us. We were very pleased with the level of service Mark gave us. He was always available to be reached, responded to e-mails promptly and offered a flexible schedule. Mark’s ability to negotiate on our behalf helped put us in the new home we’re so happy to own today. In addition, we followed up by having Mark represent us in the sale of our previous home, which resulted in the sale in under 2 days, and for 99% of the list price; a significant weight off any new homebuyers shoulders having your home sold so quickly, for exactly the price you wanted. We would recommend Mark (and since have) to anybody looking to enter the market, as a buyer, or as a seller. - Melissa & Kevin Frankiw
By: Erika & Derek Hanas
Mark made the selling of our place easy and effortless. He always made himself available and was able to answer all of our questions. He really made the entire experience quick and painless. We would recommend Mark to anyone needing a realtor. Thanks again Mark! Derek & Erika Hanas
By: Michael P
Selling our property with Mark Lukwinski was a very enjoyable and stress free experience. We were very happy with the way Mark portrayed our property when selling it and we appreciated his perfectionism in the matter. The information we were provided regarding comparable properties that were on sale or had recently been sold helped us a great deal to decide on a fair price to sell at. Mark also had no intention of ‘low-balling’ our price in the hopes of getting a quick sale. He knew that we wanted to use the proceeds of this sale as a down payment on a home, and so he worked with us to make sure that we were able to get as much as we could for our property, which given the market at the time, was no small feat. Any time I hear of somebody who is looking for a realtor, I am sure to pass along Marks name. Michael P.
By: Bahaa Beshry
Thank you so much for making my first home purchase such a great experience. I found your services to be reliable, professional, and you were also a friendly and personable guy. Your input in the several homes we saw was so valuable as I learned so many new things about the market. I appreciated the fact that you were able to help me and show some homes with such short notice. As a first time home buyer, you made it easy for me to be confident with my decision. Should I need a Realtor in the future, you will be at the top of my list, and I will not at all hesitate to refer you. Bahaa Beshry
By: Marzena and Dave Feuchtwanger
We used Mark to sell our home after we had to move overseas, so from start to finish everything was done online or on the phone. We were pleased with his service, his energy, and commitment to our listing. Mark worked to get us a great price and kept us informed with news and events. Our house sold quickly which made us quite happy and allowed us to settle into our new home overseas much easier. We would definitely recommend Mark to anyone who needs a realtor and without hesitation we would use him again in the future.' Marzena and Dave Feuchtwanger
By: Bernice and Richard Walthall
Working with Mark was a refreshing experience compared to other associations with Realtors. He is Polite, Prompt, and Professional, and was an expert in everything he undertook during his handling of the sale of our property. Even though we were in another country when the offer was received, he was able to carry off the sale in a painless manner. When it came to all the other details, Mark had anticipated everything and the transaction was one of the smoothest we have ever experienced. We were most impressed. Bernice and Richard Walthall
By: Dr. Udell Larsen
When two friends and myself decided to purchase a rental property, we quickly realized that our extremely busy, individual schedules were going to be the crux of any acquisition. Mark proved to be the perfect realtor for our unique situation. He had no reservation about altering his schedule; no matter how short notice or inconvenient it was, to fit our itineraries. He was always punctual, professional, forthright and extremely honest. I have no reservations in recommending him, to anyone who is looking for a realtor. Sincerely, Dr. Udell Larsen
By: Dr. Chirag Patel
Mark has acted on behalf of myself and my partners on two occasions thus far, acting as real estate buying and selling agents. During each transaction, the financial outcome was better than what I believed was possible. Mark is extremely approachable, intelligent and truthful people. They have an expertise in their field which gives their clients an edge over that of other clients. They provide value-added service by always being prepared, always being available and always willing to go the extra mile to research or investigate pertinent issues. I will be a repeat client of Mark and I recommend them to any one who is looking for an honest and hard working realtor. Dr. Chirag Patel
By: Laura J
Mark, the new place is great! We wanted to thank you again for working with my dad in my absence to make sure everthing ran smoothly. If was definitely a huge help to me and I appreciate your patience. Hope all is good for you as well and business is strong. I will definitely be using your services again in the future, so please stay in touch! Laura J
By: Ann Smith
Hi, just a note to say thanks for all you have done for us throughout this process. As first time buyers, we had a lot of unanswered questions regarding the purchase of our home. Thank you for providing the answers to many of these and giving us informed advice on the homes that we visited!
By: Aliona Rondeau
We had quite a challenging situation with both selling and buying, and Mark did a great job guiding us through all the bumps on the road. His communication skills were excellent and his negotiation skills are more than impressive. We got our full asking price on the sale of our old place, and for the market of spring/summer 2018 that's pretty much incredible. He was always easy to reach, arrangements were made with lightning speed, and we would often say to each other "It's Mark, we can trust him a 100% that he will do everything he can (and sometimes even more)". For anybody who wants to work with a professional and considerate realtor with high work ethic standards, we highly recommend Mark.
By: Denise and Ian Freeland
We have had multiple experiences with Mark - both buying and selling. All of our experiences have been exceptional. Mark has truly listened to what our needs were and focused of getting us results. His suggestions for staging have been very useful in getting quick sales - one property sold in 4 days and the other one in 2 weeks! When we purchased our current home, Mark showed us 3 homes and we found the perfect property! The listings Mark puts together have exceptional pictures of the home and neighbourhood. I think it makes it easy for a potential buyer to see what is available. We always have lots of showings and good comments from other Realtors. We highly recommend working with Mark when buying or selling!
By: Brad Kohl
Mark for our move back to Calgary was outstanding. His availability and ability to pre-screen properties for us went above and beyond what we have experienced from any other real estate agent we have worked with in other markets. Honesty and integrity are two character traits that I regard as a must and Mark has both of these and I would say he also holds them in the highest regard also. Mark is very personable and has a personally that puts you at ease that he is working on your best interest for now and the future. In my opinion using Mark as an agent is the great choice
By: Alyson Kenward
We had a great experience working with Mark as we bought our first home in Calgary. Not only was he very easy to work with -- very prompt with his communication and quick to book viewings at places we were interested in seeing -- but he was also very helpful in helping us figure out exactly what was going to work for us in a home. We had previously purchased and sold a home in another country, so were accustomed to different rules and timelines, so every step of the way Mark was great about walking us through how things worked here. When it came to the business of actually buying the house, he also made things go as smoothly as possible, particularly though the negotiations. He offered fantastic recommendations for a mortgage broker, house inspector, and lawyer, so overall we've been thrilled with the home-buying experience Mark has provided us! I absolutely recommend working with Mark on your next home-purchase!
By: Bahaa Beshry
This is the second time we have used Mark to purchase a home in Calgary and he is the only person we will use in the future. Mark is extremely professional, flexible and an all around genuine person. Mark worked very hard for us, showing us many properties until we found our dream home. When it came down to purchasing, we ended up in a bit of a bidding war. If it weren't for Mark's negotiation skills and quick turnaround with the offers, we would have lost it. We are so happy in our home and have Mark to thank!
By: Vanessa Fedorchuk
As a first time home seller I had little to no knowledge regarding the process and what it would take to sell my property. Mark not only thoroughly guided me through each step as we reached them but also anticipated what would be expected of me/us ahead of time so there were no surprises. He made himself available to me any time of day and always made me feel like I was his top priority. Mark was extremely diligent, detailed, and competent which made the entire process seem effortless and, ultimately, successful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone and will definitely ask him to help find me my next home!
By: Monica & Chirs
When we decided to sell our first home, we wanted to be sure to find a realtor we could trust and be comfortable with. We were nervous and needed to know that our realtor understood us and always had our interests in mind. We found exactly that in Mark. We knew right away that we could be totally frank with Mark and ask him any question, no matter how trivial it seemed. Mark gave us the professional expertise we wanted and the comforting personal attention we needed. We are confident that when we are ready to find our next home, Mark will be with us every step of the way!
Mark is reliable, smart, professional and personable; he has never missed a deadline or a phone call. More importantly however, he has come through for me time and again over the years with tough love and with a shoulder to lean on. I wouldn’t trust any other realtor to help me buy or sell a home. These are quotes straight from Mark that I will never forget, “I won’t let you buy this house because the finishings are cheap”, “I know you can see yourself in this home in the future but it’s way too far out of the city for you right now” and my personal favourite, “Amanda, dry your eyes and leave this to me. I’ll take care of it.” I would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for a genuine, honest, hardworking realtor.
By: Aneta and Clayton
We had the pleasure of working with Mark on the purchase of our dream property. Mark went above and beyond on a consistent basis during the entire process. Not only is Mark professional, he was very responsive and took our time into consideration. Mark answered emails and text message promptly and met with us after business hours. Most importantly, Mark was able to understand and read our family needs accurately. We were extremely impressed by Mark’s expertise in the market and strategic negotiation skills. We can't say enough wonderful things about Mark. We highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for quality realtor.
By: Justin and Camile
The service and personal attention we received from Mark was exceptional in both buying and selling our home. He is truly a high-caliber professional and his knowledge of the local market and negotiating skills were key in ensuring that we received the best offer for our home. In addition, when purchasing our new home, he quickly arranged times to visit homes we were interested in and offered a lot of useful information that made the buying experience easy, enjoyable and comfortable. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, we would highly recommend Mark.
By: Bernadette Savoie
Mark was recommended to me when I was looking to buy a home and I also obtained his services recently to sell a property. In both of these transactions, he was very professional, really listened to my wants and needs and tirelessly worked with me on obtaining my goals. He is the only Realtor I would use and highly recommend him to help with your real estate needs.
By: Brandon Jonson
I never thought that buying my first place could have gone as smooth as it did! Mark made this happen and he walked me through every step. I went and looked at the place I ended up buying and I really like it. I left the next day for work out of town and I called Mark and explained to him my situation. I was a little skeptical of putting in offers and buying a place over the phone and through email but Mark reassured me that everything would be fine. He was right! We did all of the paperwork through email and docusign and everything went flawlessly! I would definatly reccomend Mark to anyone looking to buy or sell a place as he was always there for me to answer my questions and guide me along the way! Thanks again, Brandon