Video Testimonials (Click on names below each topic)
Why Arizona? Which Areas? Why Use Us?
Jim and Pat from Niagara Jim and Pat Jim and Pat
Stewart from London Stewart Stewart
Ingrid from Toronto Ingrid Ingrid
Jim and Darlene Sealy from Everett, Ontario
Our experience with Maureen was phenomenal. We indicated to Maureen what area we were looking in and gave her specifics for the house we would want. Maureen did a lot of preparatory work before we arrived. She sent us a lot of information on possible places, so we were very well informed before we arrived.
Their focus was to ensure that our weekend was productive and their easy-going personalities and extreme patience made us feel very comfortable to browse through a house at our leisure. Maureen made herself available the entire weekend for us and had many places lined up to show us.
Maureen was very honest with us about each potential house, pointing out pros and cons of the homes, a number of points that we had never thought of. They were very informative about local sales practices such as foreclosures and short sales and how they worked. Any questions we had were easily and honestly answered by Maureen and her team.
After one weekend with them we left having purchased the perfect house that we absolutely love.
Thanks for making our weekend, one which could have been overwhelming and probably unsuccessful, a wonderful and rewarding experience. We have and will continue to recommend Maureen and her team to anyone looking for a place in Arizona. From our experience, you could not be in better hands.
Sean and Nancy Marshall from Vancouver, British Columbia
In the excitement with our purchase and meeting others on your team, I forgot to reach out and THANK YOU for all you have done to help in our home search.
You got us going and did the toughest part... help us focus and derive the home qualities that were important to us. We evolved and changed our minds many times and you quickly adjusted... and did it with such professionalism, courtesy and just plain fun. You were to treat to spend a few days with.
Thanks again for the time you spent with us in March ... as our first face of "Arizona for Canadians".
Bob and Elaine Cox from Medicine Hat, Alberta
Just a note to formally thank you for everything, even a neat place to watch the super bowl. As far as a reference; get ready for a high energy, professional experience. Add a sound knowledge of the Phoenix real estate market, guidance through the Arizona financial systems and complete municipal contact follow up as part of her concierge service.
We are delighted and recommend Maureen to other Canadians at every opportunity.
Lezlie Ralph from Whitby, Ontario
I wanted to touch base with you and let you know how very impressed I am with Arizona for Canadians. Having bought and sold a few homes in recent years, having Arizona for Canadians as my agent was, by far, the best experience I have ever had. As real estate transactions in the United States are handled differently than here in Canada it can be daunting to a Canadian who, like myself, did not understand the system. Without proper expertise I believe it would have been an overwhelming experience, but with Yvonne I got that expertise and she is absolutely amazing! From my first contact with you, and then with Yvonne, I was made to feel like I was (and I certainly was) in good hands. Yvonne kept me calm throughout the whole process by, among other things, answering my numerous questions and ensuring I understood everything clearly; by showing me homes that matched my criteria exactly; and with her obvious knowledge and professionalism. The fact that Yvonne and yourself continue to provide support is remarkable as I have not experienced that with any real estate agents before. Purchasing a home in Arizona had been a long-time dream and thanks to Yvonne and Arizona for Canadians it is now a reality!
If I ever hear of anyone who wants to look at property in Arizona I will tell them to contact Arizona for Canadians as they couldn't be better served. Thanks to you and Yvonne again for an absolutely amazing experience!
Jim and Loretta McDonald from Dewinton, Alberta
We are very pleased that we have purchased a home in Anthem. We were really impressed with that area especially the beautiful community centre complex. The home we purchased also has a pool and is in very good condition. Now, all that needs to be done is the paperwork as our offer has been accepted. I would like at this time to thank you for all of your help and expertise. Both my husband and I would like to let you know that Howard is a very professional Realtor and we got along with him wonderfully. He went beyond the call of duty as he showed us many many homes. He is definitely a very professional and exceptional person and you should be proud to have him as a member of your team.
Once again thank you for everything
Ed Versolatto and Susie Maturi from Woodstock, Ontario
We are so very happy with our vacation home in Sedona, Arizona. We still have a difficult time believing that we actually did it!
We can't thank you enough for you guidance and expertise in helping us to acquire this property. Whenever we check back on other properties for sale in the area, we never find one that fits our needs better than the one we've chosen, or with such fabulous views. The attention that you paid to us on our initial visit was beyond our expectations. The attention and assistance during the transaction and even after closing, continues to impress us. Generally speaking, as soon as a deal is closed, it's see you later—you're on your own now. Your personal attention is second to none.
We said it before and we'll say it again, if it wasn't for your assistance, we probably would have walked away from any property in Arizona. The process was very overwhelming. You enabled us to complete the transaction in just six days and you continue to answer any questions and assist in a myriad of ways while we are thousands of miles away.
To say thank you with words is not adequate enough but it will have to do, until we're all together again and we can finally treat you to dinner at Savannah's. We wish you continued success in your new enterprise and we are very thankful that we met you.
Ingrid and Tony Ross from Toronto, Ontario
My husband and I recently purchased a home in the Phoenix area through the Arizona for Canadians team.
Our experience was wonderful. Maureen took us to see many houses, never seeming to be bored no matter how many times we revisited a home and they dealt with everything needed to complete the purchase. Their knowledge and professionalism is exceptional which made our search very easy and enjoyable.
Natalia Schetin from Toronto, Ontario
Maureen's knowledge and experience were fantastic assets as she guided us through the process of finding and buying our investment property in Arizona . We are very grateful that Maureen made herself available anytime we needed. She went an extra mile showing us lots of properties in a space of two days. Maureen gave great advice when looking at prospective homes, when negotiating with sellers and when arranging financing through a US Bank. Any questions we had regarding the specifics of buying a foreclosed house in the US and getting a mortgage with a US Bank, she had expertise on. Maureen took care of all our needs and was always reachable on the phone or via e-mail. Overall, Maureen has done many times more for us then any Canadian real estate agent we have dealt with. We are glad to recommend her to all our friends who have an interest in Arizona real estate.
Blaine and Anita H from Edmonton, Alberta
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude towards Maureen Porter of Arizona for Canadians. Living in Edmonton Alberta, and wanting to take advantage of the real-estate market in Arizona, appeared overwhelming. However, working alongside Maureen and her team, with their intimacy of the Arizona market made the process seamless. Within two days of our arrival we had placed an offer on a condo and were working towards closing. All the services that we required were within quick reach because of Arizona for Canadians' network systems. We had recommended access to “Canadian friendly" American financial institutions. Several options for home inspectors, preferred money transfer agencies and listing contacts throughout Arizona. With Maureen's dual American and Canadian citizenship, she informed us as Canadians, our obligations and responsibilities of buying in Arizona.
We appreciated Maureen's time and energy in cultivating the listings that appealed to us, the daily professionalism throughout the buying process and making this a very exciting and rewarding experience. Even if you’re contemplating, I highly recommend contacting Maureen if Arizona appeals to you. I am happy to say our deal closed and we are the proud owners of a condo in Scottsdale Arizona. Thank you Maureen.
Dale and Wendy Wilson from Calgary, Alberta
We are the Wilson’s, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Not long ago we took the decision to contact Yvonne Richard from the Arizona for Canadians team to help us view some properties we were interested in viewing in the greater Phoenix area. What a good decision that turned out to be. I cannot say enough about Yvonne’s attributes, from strong real estate knowledge, to incredible patience, thoughtfulness, a genuine caring for our needs (no two clients are the same, and Yvonne really took the time to find out what we were looking for). Yvonne always returns our e mails and phone calls right away, even though she is very busy.
We probably looked at 20 properties all over the area, which involved two solid days of driving for Yvonne, to which she never complained and continually offered helpful suggestions all while honing in our particular needs, which were not as defined as we originally thought they were. We finally settled on a condo in Fountain Hills, which met all of our needs, including a rental system already in place.
I would recommend Arizona for Canadians and Yvonne Richard to anyone considering property in Arizona and especially for Canadians who would like to deal with professional ex-pat’s who understand the system from both sides.