Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
Having dealt with a handful of agents, I can say that Elaine is top notch. Attention to detail, professional advice and a knowledgeable top-tier team make her the real estate professional you need on your side; buying or selling.
Jarek Walker - Seller / Buyer
We are delighted we chose The S. Elaine McDonald Team to sell our home. Elaine's advice, knowledge, and negotiating skills are outstanding. She has an impeccable reputation. When we met other brokers and attended open houses, we felt they were way too talkative and gave away their seller's personal information that should have been kept private (like why they were selling, sellers were looking for a quick sale, or negative comments about the house, etc.). Elaine is professional and an expert in her field. She gave us excellent advice as we prepared our home for sale and kept us informed throughout the process.
Elaine and her team have years of experience in the business and are ready for any challenges that may occur. Elaine and her team go above and beyond to service their clients.
Joanne Hanson - Seller 2020
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, Marlborough - Seller
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 - Seller/Buyer 2019