Testimonials

By: Bill Botshka, President, Botshka & Associates Inc.

I recently started working with Lisa Joy after 30 years of living in the same house. The thought of Changing Properties is a Scary Proposition! Lisa Joy is Aptly Named, She is a Joy to Work With! Lisa Joy Has a Great Mix of Experience, Knowledge, Empathy, the Ability to "Get It Done", and high energy! She goes above and beyond, she looks at properties in the area, current trends, and is open and honest if property values are not what you were hoping for. Lisa Joy is Good at Understanding an Individual's Circumstances & Coming Up with the Right Solutions for Her Client. I Would Highly Recommend Lisa Joy if you are looking at buying or selling your house. She is the One-Stop-Shop for dealing with a change in your property.

By: Eugenio and Lourdes July 2019

My Husband and I thought that finding a good real estate agent was through word of mouth. In our case with Lisa Joy, we did not know her and didn't have any information about her. We just dropped by one of her open houses, After finding that the original house which we intended to see that day in early June 2019 with a different agent was already sold. Without any appointment, we showed up & Lisa greeted us & showed us around the house. She asked us several questions & told us that she can find us a house which we wanted if we would allow her to help us. We were skeptic at first because we just met her. How would we know? We did not know anyone who can vouch for her reputation. But we were impressed by how she handled the presentation at the open house, how she answered our questions. She was straightforward and had empathy. After much thought & deliberation, we decided to call her & gave her services a try. The rest was history for our family! We were so fortunate to have found her! We did not expect that our dream of buying a home would happen so quickly, Stress and Worry free! Lisa Joy and her team did an amazing job helping us. We are so thankful, we now have a place to call HOME! Thank you Lisa Joy! Godspeed.

By: Eugenio and Lourdes

I and my husband thought that finding a good real estate agent is through word of mouth. In our case with Lisa, we did not know her and did not have any information about her. We just dropped by in one of the open houses on our way back home after finding that the original house which we intended to see one day in early June 2019 with a different agent was already sold. Without any appointment, we showed up and Lisa greeted us and showed us around the house. She asked us several questions and told us that she can find us a house which we wanted if we would allow her to help us. We were skeptic at first because we just met her. How would we know? We did not know anyone who can vouch for her reputation. But we were impressed by how she handled the presentation at the open house. How she answered our questions. She was straightforward and has empathy. After much thought and deliberation, we decided to call her and gave her services a try. And the rest was history for our family! We were so fortunate to have found her! We did not expect that our dream of buying a home would be done soon, stress and worry free! Lisa and her team did an amazing job helping us. We are so thankful, we now have a place to call HOME! Thank you Lisa! Godspeed.

By: Monique Wilson, April , 2019

It's taken us a while to finish our testimonial because We Had So Much to Share About Our Experience with Lisa Joy! Her Committed & Consistent Drive to Strive for Excellence in Every Aspect of Her Support for Her Clients is and Was Outstanding!!! Her Professionalism and Strength Guided us Successfully Through Many Unique Hurdles that We Personally Encountered and all with a Genuine and Authentic Caring Approach!!! Her expertise and wisdom eased our stress and made us confident that we were in great hands. This woman needs a cape & tights because She is Our "Super Hero!" Thank you Lisa Joy Macdonald for every thing you have done to make Our Home Selling & Purchasing Experience Such a Positive and Successful One!

By: Melissa McNamara

Lisa Joy lives up to her name, and is an absolute JOY to work with! My husband and I were looking for our first home together, and by chance met Lisa Joy at one of the many open house we attended during our search. She gave us advice on what to look for, what documents to have ready, and what attitude to have when we began seriously looking - and she wasn’t even our agent yet! She has become like family, and we couldn’t of asked for a better person to help us on such a big purchase. She is absolutely wonderful, and one of the best agents out there - you cannot go wrong with Lisa Joy, because she will for sure steer you in the right direction!

By: Daniel H.

When our family began looking for a home, we contacted Lisa Joy. She was enthusiastic, reassuring, and helpful right from the start. All future interactions, whether by phone, e-mail, or in-person, maintained a warm atmosphere. We had a fairly outside-the-norm situation but Lisa Joy made sure to stick with us throughout each step of the process, providing guidance and recommendations along the way. Whenever we went for viewings, if something didn't seem like it fit our needs, Lisa Joy would let us know so we could make an informed decision. There was no rush or pressure. Lisa Joy is the perfect mix of professional and personable. If you're searching for a home, you'll be in good hands with her.

By: Stephanie D

Lisa was recommended to me from a co-worker! when the time was right we got in contact with Lisa to sell my moms home. My mom was very sick and knew she wouldn't be able to return to her house! Lisa went above and beyond to help us get the ball rolling! I was so overwhelmed with everything going on, but Lisa was able to keep me calm and get through everything! My moms house sold pretty fast!! The staging was done beautifully!! I would recommend Lisa to anyone wanting to sell their house!! Not only did I gain a great real estate, but I gained an excellent friend as well!! Thanks for everything Lisa!!

By: Jim & Kathleen Kalpakis

Lisa Joy...BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT EVER! (Insert mic drop here). This testimonial is LONG over due. Long story short, Lisa Joy found us the perfect home to downsize to three years ago. It was a big change for us as we had made the decision to be closer to aging parents and family. We would be moving to a whole new community where we didn't know a soul. She made sure that we were comfortable with our offer and with the big decision we were making. This past summer my husband and I happened to drive by a home where Lisa Joy was hosting an Open House and decided to pop in and say hello. Not only did she remember us, but we were greeted with the brightest smile and biggest hug! Lisa Joy...professional, caring, dedicated, honest, hard working and a true sweetheart!

By: Sheldon B

I would like to take this opportunity to write this Testimonial regarding the wonderful experience I had working with Lisa Joy MacDonald on selling my house. Actually Lisa Joy and her staff did all the work. They beautifully staged my house and professionally videoed a virtual tour. Lisa Joy brought an offer the first week but with no fault of hers it was not accepted. She went back to work, contacted her sources and shortly there after brought me an acceptable offer. I listed on August 8th and the sale closed September 6th. I would be happy to give Lisa Joy, my highest recommendation to anyone desiring to sell their property or buy one. Lisa Joy goes about meeting her client's needs with integrity, professionalism, and an incredible KNOW HOW.

By: Eleonor and Mike P.

I would choose Lisa Joy, hands down, again!! We decided to select Lisa as the listing agent for our house, as she was not only familiar with the neighbourhood, but knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We soon realized just how tirelessly and efficiently she works for her clients, with genuine caring, and consistently with their best interest in mind. Lisa Joy made herself available from morning till night, and always responded to our (many) calls/emails promptly, and cheerfully. We trusted her professional advice, from the superb staging, to the final sale. Lisa’s reassuring disposition took a lot of the stress off, and made the whole process go smoothly. I knew we were in good hands! (At one point, Lisa Joy did not hesitate to grab a mop to assist me after an unexpected mishap, and her husband even helped with the installation of a confusing light fixture —how many agents go that extra mile for their clients?!) Several weeks past the closing date, Lisa Joy still finds the time to help with some unrelated post-sale details on our behalf, out of the kindness of her heart. This is amazing, considering the number of clients she works with, for whom she demonstrates true appreciation. It has been a real pleasure working with Lisa. She is hard-working and committed. We highly recommend her as an agent!

By: Bruce G

Lisa Joy McDonald might be the hardest working agent in Durham. I’ve done three real estate deals with her in the last five years, One as a Buyer and Two as the Seller. The woman’s Humor, Professionalism and Hard Work have been amazing! She smooth's out complications with a grace that makes it look effortless and has built a network of very competent stager's, lawyers and even trades people. After borrowing her trailer for my last move I liked it so much I bought one myself as a toy carrier :) Always a pleasure. Thanks, Lisa Joy!

By: Rick W

Where do I start? Let’s start with how professional Lisa Joy is. An Agent who will fight for you in the trenches . Not only did Lisa tell us to list for higher, but also got over asking! She knows exactly what she’s doing and the process was smooth . As a person , she’s great! Promptly answers every question in detail and answered every call I made.Shes fun to deal with always smiling .!! It was a little chaotic with all the viewings and getting it ready for sale, and she helped with every step to make the transition quick and painless, with expert advice! I would highly Recommend Lisa Joy !

By: Paul Michalewski

My move wasn't just about changing houses it was about changing my whole life. Moving to a new Province, away from the place I have called home for most of my life, as you can imagine I was a Tad nervous with all of the important decisions ahead. Then I was introduced to Lisa MacDonald through good friends and everything fell into place. Lisa knew exactly what was needed to sell my home, she was honest, always accessible and always available to answer any questions I had or alleviate any concerns. I will forever be grateful to Lisa Joy for helping me through this transition. I not only found the best Real Estate Agent out there but have made a friend for life. I would without a doubt recommend Lisa Joy to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you Lisa Joy. Love always, your friend Paul Michalewski

By: Chris and Vanessa Medeiros

Lisa joy is by far one of, if not the best real estate agent in the GTA. She is 100% dedicated to her clients looking out for their best interests. She is extremely professional, always in constant communication which is reassuring when there are so many questions you might have on a daily basis. She really did make the entire selling and buying process stress free, and was extremely thorough with all her research. Not only on selling our house but also any house we looked at and helped my wife and I find our dream home. And as an added bonus you also get free staging, free professional photography and get to use her moving trailer. If your looking for a realtor absolutely choose Lisa joy, guarantee you will not be disappointed.

By: John and Erin

Lisa Joy was very honest and worked hard to fulfill all of our requests for our first home. She is very friendly and wants to make sure you are comfortable with your new purchase, and with each step along the way. It was a pleasure working with Lisa Joy and we appreciate all her hard work!

By: Cheryl & Steve Carmichael

Lisa Joy is one of the most Caring, Loving Realtor 's out there in our experience!!! From the the very beginning she went above and Beyond for Steve and I. She was always there for us, whenever we needed her! She made calls for us that went above and beyond her duty as a real estate agent, because I was to stressed, to deal with it! Lisa Joy had all the necessary contacts right there for us!!! Lisa Joy allowed us to use her trailer the whole time prior to listing and during to store our belongings. We also used it to move our belongings to our new home in Sterling, which we were so grateful for and saved us the expense of a moving company! She's a Hard Working, Beautiful Person that gets your Home SOLD, the right way!! Thank you so much Lisa Joy for everything you have done for us, you're our Family now!! Love Steve. & Cheryl

By: Clem & Patti

Thank You Lisa Joy for all your hard work....This was our first time selling our home and she helped us out every step of the way..we could call her at any time if we had a question and she was always there for us...Lisa Joy is a great realtor who is there for her clients 100 percent....She was a true pleasure to work with...we highly recommend Lisa Joy for all your real estate needs...We are very happy with everything and now looking forward to our new journey...

By: Steven M.

Working with Lisa has been nothing but a pleasure since meeting her. I worked with her for about two months before purchasing my home. I had a unique situation in regards to my down payment and she was very understanding and patient. As a first time home buyer, Lisa did everything in her power to make sure I was informed and taken are of; she really did fight for me! Her knowledge of the area made buying the right home a breeze. I would recommend her to anyone!

By: Tina H.

Lisa Joy helped me purchase my 2nd home. I needed it in a hurry and she was my silver lining in a not-so-great dark cloud. She was immediate to my requests and made sure that my 30-day target was met... Lisa Joy exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend her in a heartbeat!! Lisa Joy is really a joy to work with. I had no idea what to expect through the process and she made it stress-free... she knew what I was looking for and made it happen. Lisa Joy is an exceptionally positive, caring, fun, focused and ambitious person who will make it her priority to find you what you're looking for as well. Try for yourself, you will not be disappointed and you might even make a friend out of the deal which is an added bonus because Lisa Joy doesn't forget about her clients once the deal is done and I am proof of that!

By: Stephen M

Worked with Lisa Joy for a month before she found me a home. Her expertise on home buying allowed me to get the house at a very reasonable cost. Even after the offer was accepted, she still worked very hard making sure everything was in order, ie dates, inspections, etc. Really fun, and friendly to work with. Thank you Lisa Joy.

By: Jo-Ann and Rob H

Reasons to list with Lisa Joy... When we first met Lisa Joy at an open house, we were immediately drawn to her and had an instant connection. Her outgoing personality and joyful demeanor were one of the main reasons we secured her to help us find our Dream Home. She listened to our wants and needs, then worked meticulously and went well above & beyond what we were expecting from an agent. If it was not for Lisa Joy MacDonald we would not be in our dream house. Lisa ; Listing with you was really a joy ! Thanks again for all the hard work and your commitment to your job, without that we might not be where we are today! Cheers

By: Brock B

I couldn't have pictured a better agent to work with. Anyone who is in the market to buy a house is definitely getting my recommendation to use you! Enjoy your day and talk to you soon.

By: Rob K

“I am happy to say that I am now a proud home owner with special thanks to Lisa Joy MacDonald. The best thing that happened was for me to walk into your open house on Simcoe St in early July. I had the pleasure of meeting you. I immediately felt comfortable with Lisa becoming my buying agent. I did not expect the exceptional service she provided. Lisa took me through I would guess about 60 homes only to find the perfect home to suit my needs. I understand that Lisa is very busy and would immediately book showings as they came available to fit both of our schedules cutting into her possible private time or time off. 1 appreciated her patience, and general understanding to find the home that gives you that feeling. She did not once apply any pressure which I thought to expect. She gave her caring opinion on each home, to tell me potential problems or issues and positives with many of the showings giving sound advice. Lisa is also concerned about overall safety and well-being for me the buyer and future owner. She was concerned about the possibility of asbestos in my new home and provided me with information to make a sound decision. In this situation, the asbestos possibility was very minor and easily corrected. Yesterday l asked her if she could attain crime history for Mary St. and she quickly asked neighbours and agents and delivered good positive information back to me. If I have a customer that walks into my office and shares that they are looking for a new home, or any of my friends, l will definitely tell them to call Lisa Joy Macdonald, Very happy customer!!

By: Lauren G and Victoria R

Lisa Joy MacDonald - you were absolutely awesome! It was bitter sweet when my daughter finally got her first house as we had seen over 50, bid on 5 and finally got her house on the 6th bid, but would not be seeing Lisa's smiling face on a daily basis as we had for the last 3 months. Lisa was always upbeat, entertaining, engaged and taught us a lot, she's a true pleasure to work with. We would recommend Lisa Joy in a heart beat!

By: Lydia L

I recently had the privilege of having Lisa Joy MacDonald as my agent. At first 1 thought the process was going to be nervous and scary, but Lisa made the process so calming and even fun at timeslll! She was extremely proactive, giving me all the info I needed for every house we looked at before I even asked. It was as if she read my mind at times 11II Throughout the process she gave me comfort to call and text and quickly responded so to all my questions. She also made an extreme extra effort to make time for me in her crazy schedule if needed be. Her honest opinion and professionalism also taught me many things when purchasing a home and I can't thank her enough forher help. Her determination in not giving up on what 1 was looking forgot to where I today with my first home that I am happily renovating. I look forward to working with her again when purchasing my next home and I highly recommend using her!!!

By: Karen G

Lisa Joy, well I can't say enough. I knew you would find me my dream home. You really get to know your clients and what their needs are. You educated me on what to look for besides the nice decor. You went way out of your way every time (over 40 homes in the last couple of years you think???)....and especially when we did find my dream home. You dropped everything and we went for it. You Made It Happen!

By: Ann B and Tarquin B

Lisa Joy is a great Realtor. She makes you feel like you are part of her family and works so hard to get you your dream home. So Personable and a real pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her!!