Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
Elaine and Doug were wonderful to work with. Elaine really helped us figure out our exact priorities for what we wanted in our first house and never once pushed us in a direction where we felt uncomfortable. Elaine was extremely kind, forthcoming, knowledgeable about the areas of interest, and extremely reachable. Overall it was a wonderful experience. We would gladly work with Elaine and Doug again in the future.
Andrew Gray - Buyer
Our home sale was fast and efficient with Elaine McDonald. Starting with her market analysis and home marketing presentation, Elaine's analytical approach was comprehensive and well beyond other brokers presentations. We were very impressed with the collateral support Elaine had in place, coordinated by her fantastic operations manager, Douglas Palino. There were frequent home checks, preparation for inspections, and a list of professional tradespeople who could be called upon should any issue arise. Elaine kept in close contact, almost daily, with process updates and next step reminders; and then she always asked what we needed, and how could she help? Elaine even brought us treats during our busiest days of moving! Elaine executed beyond expectations in what can be described as a comprehensive team approach. We have bought and sold many houses, and this was well beyond a typical realtor experience. We truly had an exceptional experience with Elaine McDonald, and the Elaine McDonald Team.
Charles and Beth Dangler - Seller
Elaine is the best - period! I would never use anyone else when buying or selling a home in her area! She is the most knowledgeable and professional realtor I know, and is always responsive to any questions or issue!
Cary Corkin - Buyer
Elaine has your best interests at heart. It does not matter if you are a buyer or seller. I have much respect for her in her profession and would refer her to anyone.
Jack Savage - Seller
Elaine and Doug were not only professional in their handling of the marketing and sale of our house, but were very responsive to any issues we ran into. My wife and I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking to sell a property.
Jeff and Marilyn Chaffee - Seller
Elaine and Doug were always prompt with answering questions. Doug was a great help with all the side chores that go with selling, especially since I was between Massachusetts and Rhode Island much of the time. Clearly, Elaine and her team are proficient at guiding homeowners through the multiple challenges of obtaining a successful sale.
Diane Hanson - Seller
Working with S. Elaine McDonald was a very rewarding experience. She took care of every little detail and worked hard to keep our stress levels down. She assured us on several occasions that it was okay to be nervous about the move, she understands that moving is a very emotional experience especially for people our age. She staged our house beautifully. There’s no doubt in our minds that our house would not have sold as fast as it did without her. We will be singing her praises to all our friends and family.
Bill Ross and Paula Rocco - Seller/Buyer
Elaine helped sell my childhood home and when my husband and I started to look for our first house we began looking in a different area we were more knowledgeable about. But when we decided to change the area we were looking we knew we needed someone who knew the area so my mother recommended Elaine. Not only did she provide us with the knowledge we were looking for she found us a house we love that we would never have even looked at if it wasn't for her. She helped us with the whole process and made everything run very smooth and pain-free.
Kari Heggie - Buyer 2019
Our experiences with Elaine began with the purchase of our current home. We did not have our own agent and Elaine not only represented her clients (the sellers) with their best interests in the forefront, she also make sure our best interests were a priority as well. This left a lasting impression with us and fast forward 6 years, we called upon Elaine to handle the sale of a rental property we owned. Elaine is not only extremely detailed and organized, she has an in depth knowledge of the communities she services. Upon visiting the property for the first time, Elaine went in to each room and gave us ideas of ways to update and make the home more appealing to buyers. She even has a list of recommended professionals. The home sold within days. I would highly recommend Elaine to anyone looking to buy and/or sell.
Denise Shen - Seller 2019
There is no better real estate professional agent out there! Elaine expertly guided us through a difficult real estate transaction. She is incredibly knowledgable about location, market conditions and even home structural issues. Even after we closed, Elaine was there to answer questions and guide us through other challenges. She adds tremendous value and I would enlist her services again with no hesitation.
Suzanne Hermalyn - Buyer 2019