– Rena Mahon

My mother and I are overjoyed that our home sold so quickly, thanks to my superstar realtor Marilyn Ball.

From the moment we met this dynamic duo, this lady was highly professional, well organized, immediately responded to any of our (many) questions and provided clear concise communication via one platform to all involved. She was realistic, yet confident, there was a good chance I could get within our target sale price.... and we did!!!!

We would highly recommend Marilyn as top choice realtor if looking to list or purchase a home!!!!

– Frieda and John Shilling

We highly recommend Marilyn Ball’s real estate services. Marilyn organized experts to stage the property, map the buildings, create a 3-D presentation of the whole property, and to write a description that captured the ambiance of our home. Within five days of listing on MLS we had multiple solid offers resulting in a hassle free sale.

Thank-you Marilyn for your guidance, attention to detail and calm and professional demeanor.

– Geraldine Harris

Marilyn listens to your wants and is effective in negotiations.  I'm very happy with my new home.

– Cynthia Chambers

We cannot recommend Marilyn Ball highly enough! From our first meeting, Marilyn went above and beyond to make our dream of purchasing our first home a reality. Her dedication, knowledge, and professionalism were evident at every step of the process.

Marilyn guided us through the entire home-buying journey with patience and expertise. She took the time to understand our needs and preferences, ensuring that we found the perfect home for us. Marilyn was always available to answer our questions and address any concerns, making us feel supported and informed throughout.

Thanks to Marilyn's hard work and dedication, we are now proud homeowners! We are so grateful for everything she has done for us and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Marilyn truly is the best in the business!

– c ryane

Marilyn Ball is a very intelligent, thoughtful and effective Real Estate Agent in  Victoria area.  5 Stars

– Shivantika S

She was awesome and knowledgeable,went above and beyond as a realtor,we were very impressed with her service,will recommend others

– Marci Hotsenpiller

An outstanding professional and a warm hearted, patient, thoughtful person as well. We've chosen Marilyn as our realtor for several property transactions in Victoria and on Vancouver Island, (residential and commercial) over the past 8 years. Each time she has "WOW"ed us with her strategic approach to both buying and selling. I would--and have!--recommended Marilyn to anyone needing real estate guidance. (Is there a 10-star ranking?  If so I would choose it.) :)

– Wade Jerrett

Marilyn helped us purchase our first home. We were not living in Canada at the time and Marilyn walked us through the entire process. She spent many hours with the sellers negotiating on our behalf.  She ensured the process was smooth and seemless. After we purchased our home, Marilyn continued to help us with recommendations for contractors, house cleaners or any other services required around our house. I would not hesitate to recommend Marilyn for any of your real estate needs.

– Anthony Price

Marilyn pays close attention to your needs and is on top of everything. We couldn't be happier with the purchase of our first home.

– Graham Miller

We have not bought or sold a house with Marilyn,but our son has worked with her on 3 sales of his homes. She goes the extra mile with clients and spares no expense when selling a property. She gave my son excellent advice on what he needed to do as well, in order to make his home the best that it could be for potential buyers.

We gave her a referral earlier this year as our friends were selling and moving to Calgary. She was very patient with them as they had been in the house for over 45 years and we’re not always accommodating when potential clients wanted to view the property.

Would definitely contact her when it is time for us to downsize.

– Steve Miller

Marilyn has made our home selling process easy and smooth through the years! She has sold 4 property’s for us in the last 15 years and helped us purchase 4 more. Her guidance and help is always very much appreciated. We always refer family and friends to Marilyn and have several times. She is knowledgeable, helpful and makes the process incredibly easy. We can not say enough great things about her! She’s the best on the island!!

– Alan Case

I and my husband have been most comfortably settled in our new home in Sidney, BC now for several weeks and we still look back and cannot believe, in the space of two months, we had both bought and moved into a condo unit, that suited us to a tee in our price range, and, in addition, we had sold our previous home to equally happy customers at a most satisfactory return for our money. Our realtor, Marilyn Ball, not only knew how to market our home for the perfect showing but she listened carefully to our wishes as to what we felt we needed going forward as seniors. Every home we viewed with Marilyn had its merits, but the one she finally found us was perfect. We also appreciated that she encourage our honest feed back of the homes we saw and never made us feel uncomfortable about saying, no, this is not the right home for us. It was important to her that we would really like what we bought and, at the same time, get true value for our money.

Marilyn has a warm and friendly manner which made our time spent together very enjoyable but we also felt very confident that she knew all the aspects of her trade and would both find us the home we had in mind to buy and sell our previous home at the best possible price, and that, was indeed, the way our story ended. It is also comforting to us that the new owners of our old home feel equally happy with their purchase and found the home to be exactly what we had honestly portrayed it to be. From our experience, my husband and I have every confidence in recommending Marylyn Ball as your top notch realtor advisor to be found at Coldwell Banker Oceanside Real Estate.

– Aleksandar Milic

An Exceptional Journey with Realtor Marilyn Ball:

From Alberta to Vancouver Island!

Moving from one province to another is never an easy task, especially when you have a family of four to consider. However, with the unwavering support and expertise of Marilyn Ball, our transition from Alberta to Vancouver Island was an extraordinary experience. From the very first interaction to the final closing, Marilyn demonstrated exceptional professionalism, attentiveness, and care, making our dream of finding the perfect home a reality.

Throughout the entire process, Marilyn went above and beyond our expectations, taking care of every aspect of our relocation. Her ability to handle all the details allowed us to focus on our family's needs, alleviating the stress often accompanying such a significant move. We felt genuinely safe in her hands as she guided us every step of the way.

Her genuine understanding of our wishes and requests truly sets Marilyn apart. She took the time to listen attentively, asking all the right questions to grasp the essence of our dream home. Her patience and informative nature allowed us to explore various options without feeling rushed or pressured. It was evident that she genuinely cared about finding the best fit for our family.

Marilyn's expertise in the real estate field is undeniable. As someone who deals with experts from different areas on a daily basis, I can confidently say that Marilyn is a true professional. Her knowledge, experience, and attention to detail were evident throughout our interactions. She provided valuable insights, helping us make informed decisions and navigate the complex real estate market with ease.

Beyond her expertise, Marilyn's personality and demeanour made our experience even more enjoyable. Her positive energy and warm disposition created a welcoming atmosphere, fostering a sense of trust and comfort. She was always available to address our questions, promptly responding to emails and calls. Marilyn's dedication to her clients is truly admirable.

Once again, Marilyn, I want to express my gratitude for everything you've done. Thank you.

– Jonathan Lowther

Five Stars says it all. If you want to know why, keep reading.

In eight years I have made 4 offers using Marilyn, all accepted, and completed on 3. With every offer I put her through the wringer. I get home inspectors, plumbers, roofers, drain professionals, electricians, heck, the last purchase included two pool companies!

Every time she is there, asking how she can help, reaching out to her contacts while I go through mine, comparing notes, working tirelessly and making suggestions to ensure we have all of the information and making sure that we are getting something we want.

Our kids love Marilyn, we have referred her to friends with the same results.

I cannot say enough good things about Marilyn Ball.

If only there were 10-Star reviews.

– Kate Lowther

Marilyn has represented us in the purchase of three houses.  But that is the absolute least of what she has done.  She goes above and beyond at every turn to not only get the deal done, but to be supportive, professional, and patient.  Through her, every single offer we have made on a house has been accepted.  Immediately upon acceptance, she pulls out every stop to ensure we have every iota of relevant information about the house before we remove conditions. Every step of the way she expertly, transparently, and professionally advocates for us.

We have referred Marilyn to multiple friends and family - they have all had a similar experience.

Further, we listed one of our houses through Marilyn last year.  True to form, she hustled, went above and beyond, expertly and respectfully interacted with our tenants, and managed our expectations.  We decided to take it off the market when we no longer needed to sell it.  Despite having invested a significant amount of her own time, money, and energy into the potential sale, she was understanding, gracious, and supportive.

There is no question that we would not be where we are today without Marilyn.  We stumbled upon her 8 years ago and working with her was one of the best life decisions we have ever made.

– Safana Kassam

Marilyn was the steady and guiding hand through a complex sale.  We are out of province owners of a tenanted condo/townhouse.  Marilyn's service to our needs went above and beyond our expectations from meeting contractors on site to facilitate repairs to liaising with both our tenants and our strata council.

I echo the other reviewer who said that Marilyn is very professional and responsive.

I can say without hesitation that this sale would not have happened without Marilyn leading the charge!

– Trenton Mochnacz

I would highly recommend Marilyn as your realtor if you are planning on selling (or buying) a home. My experience with Marilyn was extremely positive.

Marilyn assisted me in the selling of my property located in Saanichton and exceeded all of my expectations.

I interviewed 2 agents and knew right away after I met Marilyn that we would be using her as our listing agent. Marilyn has a very professional and calm demeanour. She has excellent attention to detail and provided an extremely high level of advice regarding the staging of my property. Marilyn is a very good communicator and kept me up to date regarding all aspects of the selling process. Marilyn is open to ideas, however, will provide you with good constructive feedback if needed.

I would absolutely recommend Marilyn as your Realtor.

– Corina Ludwig

We have sold and bought homes with Marilyn, worked with her for over a decade, and recommended her to many friends and family.

She’s detailed, always two steps ahead and very knowledgeable. If you want a top notch professional who will ensure you buy the right property or sell your home for the best price - look no further than Marilyn! Highly recommend.

– Judith C

I cannot speak more highly of Marilyn’s support, care, professionalism, promptness, and understanding when I recently purchased a condo in the height of a real estate market frenzy in Victoria.  She expertly understood my needs, arranged showings promptly, and provided me with superb advice at where my offer price needed to be located and what I needed to do regarding conditions, and politely, but with pressure, negotiated with the sellers, via their real estate agent, to have my offer accepted.  All within the pressure of  another offer coming in!  Marilyn is an expert!  And to make it even better, she is such a delightful, thoughtful lady to work with.  I will not be hesitating to recommend her to my friends and family, and I certainly would jump at the chance to work with her again.  Thank you so much Marilyn!

– Keri M

Marilyn was our buyers' agent when we went through the process of finding and buying our condo. She was beyond excellent! She is very knowledgeable, easy to get in contact with and she will go to the mat for her clients when necessary. In addition, she is a lovely and honest person that exudes trustworthiness. She made what can be a stressful process much easier for us and I am truly grateful!

– Adrienne Deneault

Marilyn was kind, patient and understanding to work with.  She had a thorough understanding of the market and my needs. I felt that she put me first in both selling my home and showing me new homes to buy.

She was extremely helpful with my moving needs and professional when dealing with me and all the other people and services we encountered to make moving as smooth as possible. I highly recommend her.

– Randy Genereux

We sold and bought our new house through Marilyn. She was excellent at providing the detailed information that we wanted about prospective houses and at answering all our questions in a timely manner. She was very prompt at arranging showings and responding to messages. Her marketing materials for selling our home were exceptional. She was always pleasant, friendly and professional. She clearly loves her job and it was a pleasure to work with her.

– Bojana Milic

Marilyn is simply amazing! She was referred to us by a friend and we are so happy to had chosen to work with her. As someone who loves to get things done fast, working with Marilyn was great. She was so responsive while we were still out of province, and prompt with securing the viewing and purchase of our house when we got to Victoria. All of the recommendations that she gave us with regards to inspectors and lawyers was on point. She knows the Victoria area and market so well and has good working relationships with the other realtors we dealt with. Her expertise helped us draft our offer and subsequently secure our house within 4 days of moving to Victoria from Alberta so we couldn't be happier. We will definitely be working with her in the future.

– Derek Finnamore

Marilyn was great! Her communication was always very prompt, and made sure we had everything we needed to get our place sold. She also helped us find a new home and negotiate a great deal!

– Jane Van Den Biggelaar

Marilyn Ball is a rare find as a realtor!  She is professional, organized, patient, and extremely familiar and connected with the market in Saanich and Victoria. Every showing and contact with Marilyn has been relaxed and informative. We have looked at lots, condos and single dwellings and she had been able to provide all essential documentation within a day. I do not hesitate to recommend her as a highly motivated, trustworthy and knowledgable realtor in Saanich.  I do not think you could find a better realtor and we have had over 30 years of contacts in BC. Thank you Marilyn!

– Cass MacLure

We have had the pleasure of working with Marilyn for three house sales. Each time we have found her to be knowledgeable, responsive and we have always felt that she was looking out for our best interests while remaining the professional that she is.

– michael Southwell

I have worked with Marilyn for the last 9 years and on several properties. I have always found her to be reliable, available and an excellent communicator. On the property she has most recently handled the sale of for me, she extracted the best price and conditions from the buyers and then also negotiated an advantageous deal for me on the property I am purchasing. A thorough and determined representative who also enjoys a good rapport with her fellow agents which will help her clients. Thanks.

– Allan Roles

We interviewed 3 agents before we chose Marilyn to list our condo in Sidney.  We had what we thought was an unusual situation, but during the interview we quickly realized that Marilyn had a wide range of experience including a situation very much like ours.  Because of her experience and knowledge, we chose her to list our property.  Marilyn marketed the property very professionally, I was impressed by the fantastic video of which she posted on line.  Within a few days we had several offers and within a couple of weeks we had an offer that we accepted.  We ended up selling the property above our listed price.  Marilyn was extremely responsive throughout and spent a lot of time ensuring that every detail of the process was managed perfectly.  We were extremely happy with the work she did and the result she achieved.  I strongly recommend Marilyn Ball to assist anyone with their real estate needs.

– Lori Evans

Marilyn Ball walked me through every step of the way to purchasing my new condo. She took great care in helping me to understand every aspect of the process. She is professional, knowledgeable, and I trust her. I am very excited about purchasing my new condo.

– Martin Vernon

Marilyn did a remarkable job for us at a time when the market was very weak. Her creatively, tenacity and sheer professionalism shone through. Further, we enjoyed working with someone we trusted and in whom we had total confidence.

– Craig Schaeffer

Marilyn was extremely helpful in our recent home purchase. She was always available to answer questions and promptly got any information we were needing.  Our home search here on Vancouver Island was made so much easier with Marilyn. We would definitely recommend Marilyn to anyone looking for a professional and caring realtor. Thanks Marilyn!

– Sarah and Geoff

Marilyn did such an amazing job advocating for us as our realtor. We are first time home buyers who had no idea what to expect during the process of buying our new home, and she walked us through every step of the way, guiding us through the whole process. We highly recommend Marilyn, she was so warm and personable and really made us feel that we were her number one priority!

– Anne Barszczewski

Marilyn Ball represented me in the purchase of a home in Central Saanich. She demonstrated her vast experience in the industry by providing me a report on comparable properties, educated me on details associated with amenities governed by Strata, guided me through the offer to purchase and remote closing procedures. She was awesome!  She was diligent, resourceful and a genuine pleasure to work with. She also has a vast knowledge of complementary service providers in the area and was able to recommend insurance brokers, lawyers and accountants upon request. I highly recommend her services.

– J.D.

Marilyn was very helpful with my purchase/transaction. Very effective, professional, great communication & helped me get what we wanted. Happy to be in our new home!

– Hugh Jacobs

After interviewing a few realtors we decided Marilyn was the perfect fit for us. Her vast experience in the industry came through from the very beginning. Partnering up shortly thereafter with Linda they’ve become a solid team with complementing strengths. Together they presented a comprehensive marketing plan giving us numerous options moving forward to sell our unique property. Their guidance and advice through some serious legal issues due to an easement problem helped us complete a successful sale. The photography and advertising, including multi-page colour brochures of our property was exceptional. Being there for us with encouragement and regular contact through the selling process gave us peace of mind. We're hopeful they will find us our new home too! We recommend them to anyone looking for the complete team!

– laurel McIntyre

These ladies are PROFESSIONALS through and through. They provided very detailed independent market evaluations to assist in the correct pricing of my property. I was hopeful that the market price would be higher than the assessment value and I initially requested that the asking price be set higher than assessed. They held numerous showings and open houses and provided timely and thorough feed back after each showing. They advertised the property in multiple publications, held many open houses and created a very professional 25 page sales brochure highlighting the features of the home.  They provided mature and confident responses when confronted by a family member who had fueled my unrealistic expectations. They encouraged me to obtain an independent appraisal of the property to help me understand the home's limitations and set a more realistic asking price. They worked with the buyers and their agent to negotiate a very reasonable offer.  It is this kind of professionalism and dedication to getting the best price for your property -  that you can count on from Marilyn and Linda. FIVE STARS!

– Robert Lee

Trying to sell a home in a buyers' market is not for the faint of heart!  When we were researching realtors to sell our home, we were looking for someone  with superior marketing skills who would make our home stand out among the many.  Marilyn and Linda got our business for a number of reasons.  Their listing photos are the first things we noticed, even before we met them -- for the quality of the photography, including twilight shots, to the well presented rooms, thanks to Linda's Certified Home Stager expertise.  Linda and Marilyn went well beyond providing the staging consultation that other realtors we talked to offered.  They were hands on, moved furniture, and brought in additional staging materials that allowed our home to be photographed and shown in its best light.  Add to those things their many years experience in the real estate business, their responsiveness with respect to communications, their familiarity with our neighbourhood, and their enthusiasm for our house, and they were the clear winners.  We were winners too because we sold our house.  We are more than happy to recommend Marilyn and Linda to anyone who wants to sell their home.

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