Testimonials
Martha sold two homes for us this year! She always made time for us and answered all of our questions. Martha is by far the best and knows her stuff! Thank you Martha for helping us with everything!
We met Martha for the first time a few years back at an open house. Our first impression of Martha was that she was very professional in ever aspect.

When we finally found the perfect home for us, we contacted Martha. She knew the house we found was a private sale and never tried to persuade our decision. We always knew our options were open.
During the several months Martha had our home listed, she went ABOVE and BEYOND for us to get us into the home we loved. Unfortunately, we listed our home during the worst time of year but that didn't stop Martha. She had several open houses, always made sure our home was in the biweekly real estate guide, gave us lots of notice on showings and was very accommodating. She was never late for anything and always gave us quick feedback after showings. She gave us lots of confidence she would sell our home, and she did! She pulled the deal together the same day we were taking our home off the market and the other home was being listed. She even guided us through the sale of the new home knowing she would not financially benefit from it. We are VERY happy in our new home and the only person we can thank is MARTHA, whom we now call a friend!

Thanks Martha for your, confidence, high energy, positive thinking and friendly smiles :-) You'll never be forgotten.

The GOULDS
After 3 years of listing our home off and on, with no results, we decided to go with the best. Martha made me realize that a slow market does not mean that she cannot sell your home or help you purchase another home, she is a master at what she does. She knows the market really well, and in order for us to get the house we wanted, she got involved with 2 other owners wo that we all sold and got the homes we were seeking.She works very hard for her client and has a tremendous amount of patience, always with a smile.Also Arlene thanks for the pictures, and promptness. It is not surprising that she is always a top lister. Martha thanks for getting us into our new home for christmas and selling my present home. I would highly recommend Martha to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
The word "Realtor" had taken on a dark connotation in out family. We had had very poor experiences with agents in the past in that we did not feel supported, we were left in the dark and were not at ease with both selling and buying a home.
We stumbled across Martha when we requested to view a home that she had listed. We were so impressed with Martha that we asked her to be our Realtor. She went to at least 18 houses with us, and she never lost hope that we would find the right one. I really valued how Martha allowed us space to observe and comment on a particular home and when we had said out piece, she would often offer, "Would you like to know what I think?" And she gave such helpful advice gained from her experience in the field.
Martha you redeemed the word "Realtor" in our family. It was such a pleasure house hunting with you, and we have found a home that we feel safe and at peace in.

Thanks so much!

I just wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU!

 

Aaron and I really appreciate all your hard work on our house and truly appreciate your updates and honesty - it very, very appreciated!

 

We are so happy with listed with you:)

 

Talk to you soon -

Tracey

 

I choose Martha Lister and Exit Realty to list my home as I know Martha has a solid sales record and excellent reputation in real estate. Martha helped me decide on a realistic asking price that was fair market value for my neighborhood and my home. With Martha’s expertise and experience my home sold quickly.
 Then it was time for me to see what was on the marked that met my needs and wish list. Martha encouraged me to look at all aspects of a home and to realize its value. I was able to find a beautiful home that meets my needs and I am thrilled. Way to go Martha and the team at Exit Realty! It was a pleasure doing business with you and I will continue to recommend you to others.
Sincerely,
Pamela Nesbitt
 

Martha provided us with sound advice and reassuring support in successfully selling our house.  We had previously tried to sell our home privately in what turned out to be a declining market.  After 2 1/2 years we stepped back, reconsidered the situation and decided to seek professional assistance.  It worked.  Martha's honest, direct and matter of fact approach was exactly what was required.  We are happy to be spending this winter maintaining only our new dwelling.  Much gratitude to Martha and Arlene.  We would gladly recommend this team to any sellers in this currently difficult market. 

 

Craig & Shari Patstone

Just a quick note to thank Martha for bringing our dream home to us...we could not be happier. Our relationship with her and her reputation, enthusiasm and professionalism are the reasons it is now a reality.

Step two was selling our house in a slow market and again Martha and team delivered...plain and simple.

Thanks Martha....you are truly one of the best!!

Jill and Robin

 
We were starting to think our property would never sell, until we called Martha.  Within a month we had accepted an offer at a price we were very happy with.  Next time, we will call Martha first."
Nick & Amy


We had the fortunate pleasure of meeting Martha when we began exploring the housing market. Martha is professional, hardworking, dedicated and patient. Her skill and knowledge of the market were second to none. Martha was there for us every step of the way. Not only did she list and sell our house, but she helped us find the perfect home. I would not hesitate to recommend Martha to anyone looking to buy or sell. You will not find a more committed agent that has proven she will go the distance for her clients. What an absolute pleasure working with Martha!
John & Lori Lavric
We were re-locating from Halifax and Martha was recommended to us by some friends. Working with Martha was a pleasure as she helped us through the buying process. She had excellent knowledge about the area and was able to easily sense the type of home we were searching for. She also somehow made us feel like we were her only clients even though we knew she was a very busy woman! Her excellent negotiation skills were evident once we submitted an offer on a home. In the end, she found us our "Dream Home" at a price we were happy to pay...and we couldn't be happier!!
Thank you Martha!
Monique
We listed our home with Martha after a year on the market with another company and not one offer received during that time. Our residence was custom built as a retirement home, with our complete living needs on the main level. The other two bedrooms, family room and full bath on the drop-back with a walk-out patio. It served us well as our children left the nest, and family came to visit. Martha recognized the needs for a focused market strategy and within one month, we had our first offer to purchase.... conditional on the sale of their existing residence. This of course is part of the normal cycle, however the market conditions had declined dramically, and several sales opportunities expired as the purchasers' homes did not sell. Martha's focus and professionalism did not wain... and we have SOLD our home!!!! Thank you Martha for standing true in a difficult market. Your marketing and sales skills are second to none. We have spread your name far and wide, and are proud to recommend you to family and friends. Martha we can't thank you enough. You are our hero!!! Gary & Mary Anne Griffin

Martha was amazing for every aspect of the process of selling our home.  She is such a busy lady but managed to make us feel llike her only clients!  Her advice was always sound.  Martha instilled trust and confidence at all times we would recommend her again in a heartbeat!
Jonathan & Alison
Martha helped us sell our house in a very slow market place. We had just built our dream home and found ourselves competing with a huge number of homes on the market. Martha worked hard to keep our listing fresh and we were rewarded in the end with a solid offer this past January. Thanks Martha so much. A big worry off our shoulders.
Cheryl & Reid
Just wanted to let Martha know that it was such an honour meeting her and having her in our lives to help us with buying our first home.  She worked closely with our mortgage broker and with us, and no matter what obstacle we came across Martha helped us overcome it and move into our first home.
Thank you Martha and Arlene!!  You guys changed our lives and had faith in us even when we didn't.  You rock! 
We met Martha at an open house and we were quickly impressed with her detailed knowledge about houses, the market and her insight about how things are done locally. We also noticed that she was very caring and made us feel like we were her only clients. We could not be happier with the results. We LOVE our new house! Thanks Martha, you made buying our new house a great experience!
Wow Martha what a terrific job you did for us.With the Market the way it is I wondered if it would even be wise to list our house and with the positive attitude you always showed us we knew it was the right time to list our home.  She took the bull by the horns and ran with it and was having showing after showing and within a few weeks our home was sold.  She was there for all of my questions and for that I am so thankful.  Would I choose Martha again absolutly with out a doubt she was meant for this job.  Thank you for making this a very painless process .
Dave and Cindy Risser
I must say the service that Martha and her team did for me was extarodinary! I was out of province and Martha made everything easy and smooth. I make sure to tell everyone that Martha is your Lister. Thank you so much Martha for all the hard work you did to make this happen, a job well done!
Mike
"Our Experience with Martha"

We first met Martha while visiting an open house she was having.

She was very friendly and knowledgeable of the Saint John real estate market.

At the time we were not ready to buy, but we decided that Martha would be our agent.

Later, we decided on a garden home in Village Estates.  After a series of negotiations, Martha got us the house we wanted and at the price we wanted.

Great job, thanks Martha

John & Yolande
Martha ;
 
 
We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to you for your expertise and guidance during the process of selling Mom’s house and the purchase of her new garden home. You made the deal work to Mom’s advantage so we are more than satisfied with your level of service. We appreciated your kindness, honesty, professionalism and superb advice so we will not hesitate to recommend you to our family and friends.
  
Our sincerest thanks,
 
Monica (daughter)
Debbie (daughter)
Glenna (Very Happy new home owner)
Martha sold our house for us in Septermer 2012. It was a very difficult time for us..we had already moved and our house was vacant and not selling. We decided to list with Martha and within a month it was sold.We were so very happy. We would highly recommend her, she is very kind and extremely helpful. We thought we it would never sell...but its gone....yippee..It a difficult market this year and it takes a great agent to get the job done. If you need it sold then list with Martha...she is wonderful.
 “We feel so fortunate to have found Martha!  We were first time buyers, neither of us from Saint John (or New Brunswick), and we wanted to find a home in a hurry.  We began the search on our own, but are extremely grateful that the first house that peaked our interest was Martha’s listing!!  Although that house wasn’t for us, from the moment we called Martha our stress became excitement to find our new home.  Her knowledge, patience, and attentiveness to completely understand our needs…outstanding!  She made herself available to answer any question we had, we had complete trust in her knowledgeable advise, and she made certain we understood every step of the purchasing process.  A true professional who goes the extra mile for her customers!  A better experience then ours just isn’t possible!  We are so happy, and enjoying every minute in our new home.  Should we ever decide to sell, and buy again there is only one lady we would call…and you should too!”
 
Thanks a million Martha!
 
Stephanie & James
With Martha the customer always comes first.  She never stopped working until the perfect property was located, even working on holidays twice! She's the best!
Darren
As a first time home buyer we were very nervous about the whole process. Upon my father's advice I contacted Martha who from the very first point of contact bestowed confidence in myself and my partner that we had made the right choice in an agent. Martha far exceeded any expectations we had! She made us comfortable with the entire process and was not annoyed with the amount of texts/emails/or phone calls that she received from me. Martha is knowledgeable and will not steer you wrong.
Not only was she easy to work with and so helpful she became like a friend of the family! Thank you Martha!! We love our new home!!
Jeannie and Taylor
WE recently PURCHASED a house & just SOLD our former house WITH MARTHA

This is our second testimonial about Martha's great work. After purchasing our dream home with the help of Martha, it only made sense to sell our previous house with Martha as well. Once again Martha proved to be the best. She came with a great estimate and suggested selling prices, gave us periodic updates of the market, people visiting the house and great advice. We sold just a few days ago and we are very very happy with the results.
Martha is not only a great real estate agent, she is also a great person to deal with, a proud mother of four, and a helping hand in the community, our family is proud to know her and to have used her services.
For selling or buying, make Martha your Lister and real estate agent and you will know the difference.
Leonardo and Karina Santos-Macias


Congratulations to this years winners - Andrew & Kerry Rowe!!
Martha

 I  moved to New Brunswick from Ontario on October 27, 2011 and thanks to the hard work of Martha I moved into my garden home on December 9, 2011.
My experience with Martha was no pressure sales, an understanding of the areas I was looking at in Saint John, Rothesay and Quispamsis. Martha found a home that met all my needs; a quiet safe area, mature neighborhood, no kids, nice view and a place to walk my dog.
 
So really make Martha your LISTER, you won't regret it.
 
Cathy
Quispamsis
As first time home buyers we were excited about the process and also very intimidated.  We had many questions and wanted a real estate agent who knew what they were doing and would take the time to make sure our purchase was perfect for us.  Martha beyond exceeded our expectations. With her help and knowledge of the market, we were able to purchase our first home and had an amazing experience doing so. Martha was accessible, patient, knowledgeable, organized and so helpful.  We are so happy with our new home and could not have had a better experience or picked a more kind and caring real estate agent.

Thanks for all of your hard work, Martha!

Scott and Jenna
When John and I were looking to buy a house, we started out gradually looking in the paper, on line and going to open houses.  It seemed overwhelming to us, but when we first met Martha, we knew she was the real estate agent for us and house hunting was about to get a whole lot easier.  Martha was very professional and seemed to have our best interests at heart right from the moment we met her.  Over the next two years we looked at many houses together and even though each house we looked at we wanted it to be "the one", she always told us that when the right one came along we would know and not to worry.  There was never any pressure from Martha.  We finally did find the house we were looking for and Martha took care of everything for us ensuring things went smoothly.  As I sit in my cozy kitchen tonight and write my testimonial, I am enjoying my beautiful Christmas tree and am very grateful to you Martha for helping us make this possible.  Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Joyce
Martha made a stressful situation feel like a calculated business decision.  She laid out her plan to market our home and followed through to the final signing.  Martha did not make empty promises or blind us with smoke and mirrors.  Is Martha a miracle worker?  No.  Martha is a motivated, calculating business person who is serious about your business.  A likable personality and an eye for oppurtunity makes Martha the success she is.  Martha has a strong team backed by a strong company and we benefited from this great combination.

Andrew Rowe
We were encouraged to use Martha after our home sold in Dumfries NB by another agent who thought very highly of her and after dealing with her we can see why.   She is very personable and patient too.   She catered to our every wish.   And when the time came to close the deal, she had all her ducks in a row;  very professional, smooth transaction, etc. She knows her stuff.   I (Kim) think of Martha as a friend ~ so thankful we got to meet/work with her.
Martha has been by our side through an exciting and stressful new adventure in our lives, with selling,buying and then selling again all within a couple of months. Her knowledge and experience always made us feel we were in good hands.  Martha and Arlene always provided exceptional service. They should both be proud of the service they provide to their community.
See you in the Bahamas!!
Gail,Allan & Devin Williams
I just would like to say that we were so fortunate to have Martha as our agent.  She truly is a professional person.  The most important thing we loved about Martha was her honesty.  This is something that is not always easy to find in people.  We truly do apprreciate the hard work that Martha did for us.  We also loved the smiles and positive attitude that Martha brought to our home.  We will have a hard time referring anyone other than Martha in the Real Estate Industry.   Thank you Martha for all of your hardwork and dedication.

Rob & Cheryl, Quispamsis 
 Thanks for your help and congrats to you as well. I feel more than comfortable referring to you anyone in need of an agent. You were knowledgeable and professional through out the process. Kindest Regards.
Bobby and Jo-Anne
We first met Martha when we came to Saint John on a job recruitment trip.  She was randomly selected to show us the area and the housing possibilities.  Fortunately, the recruitment trip created a job.  It was over a year later, but we had liked Martha so much that we called her and asked her to be our agent.  We felt that Martha went above & beyond in our quest. 

It was our first experience with a housing purchase.  Martha walked us through the process, and made us feel comfortable with our decisions.  Due to our jobs, all of our interactions seemed to be in the evening or on the weekend.  She was more than gracious in accommodating this.  

Always a smiling face, we would recommend Martha to anyone wishing to buy a house.  You can't go wrong if you make Martha your Lister.
Ashley & Mari - Rothesay
Martha did it once again! Martha helped us with the purchase of our very first home a few years back and was such a help in the process. When it came time to sell and buy again, we knew exactly where to turn. Martha knew exactly what we were looking for in a second home for our growing family and delivered above and beyond our expectations! Martha was beyond professional in her work, however she felt like part of the family through the entire process. She was even the first one to show our daughter to her new bedroom! Thank you Martha for everything! We appreciate your hard work & effort in finding the perfect place for us to call home.
Martha, thanks to you we are settling into our new home and we love it! You made the nail-biting process of buying our first home less stressful,and went above and beyond to help us get into the right home for us!

As you no doubt do with all your clients, you went the extra mile for us and we thank you! We will gladly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell because you truly take the utmost of care when dealing with your clients and that's why you're the best!

Thanks again Martha for finding us our first and hopefully our forever home!

Mark and Kendra
After several months on the market with no luck, I contacted Martha about listing the house.
Her reputation preceded her, and her knowledge and experience were apparent from the get go.
Martha made me feel comfortable and very confident that my house would sell.
She was always available and ready to do whatever it took to get the job done. 
My concerns were always addressed and her input was sincere.
She made you feel like family :)
 
Stephanie
Martha,

Thanks to you, we have fulfilled our dream of moving to the lake. Your professionalism and help we received made the transition painless. You love what you do, and it shows!

Kindest Regards,
Lois & Jim Steele

Thank you Martha for all the effort and even extra effort getting this deal done.

 

You helped us in all the aspects of our purchase. Gave us good advise, prompty answered all my emails, helped us to do and understand the water tests, helped us to measure the space to fill in that new dining table...you even brought us some empty cardboxes and filling paper one day!!

At the beginning we were reluctant to work directly with an agent, as there are so many houses out there and we thought we could move "faster" by directly contacting the agent for each house, but we liked your sincere advice and clear opinion from the beginning, and the fact that you continued working with us extra time on that Sunday, when other agents went back home after 4 pm when open houses ended, you patiently took the time to hear our concerns and to show us a few other houses by outside, even when we could not visit them right away and was already late that day.

You more than proved us that working directly with a dedicated agent to buy brings better results.

Thanks for everything, your work was excellent at all the times and we will surely recommend you to all our friends and talk about your service every time we talk about our new house.

Will keep in touch... thanks again

Leonardo and Karina

 When I was faced with having to sell my mother’s home, I had no idea where to start. Luckily, my first call was to Martha at Exit Reality. She took the time to explain the process and options. She also kept me updated on a weekly basis as promised. Martha and her team made it so easy for me. Thanks Martha
 
Marc
When it came time for me to sell my home of 38 years, I remember a number of years ago; you stopping while driving by my house and we chatted.  At that time you asked if I ever considered selling my property or knew of anyone in the area who may be considering selling.  Stating it was a prime location, some people were downsizing; especially seniors.
 
I knew at that time you were a real “go getter’’ and ‘’very good at what you do’’.
 
And who bought my house; a senior couple from Toronto, Ontario moving to the Maritimes to be close to their family.
 
Having never sold a house before your guidance and direction through the process was much appreciated.
 
Geri Cruickshank
 I have been developing residential real estate for 20 years.  In that time I have worked with many agents in several different provinces.  Martha is the best agent I have come across.  She is both friendly and professional and I always felt she had my best interests at heart. 
Cheers, Vincent

" Beyond the Call "

 

  Our new home started with a text message, followed by a phone call. We had moved to Vancouver 28 years ago and now it was time to move back home. We had made Martha's acquaintance a few years earlier and believed that she would do a good job. Little did we know what a GREAT job Martha would do for us.   

  There is a four hour time difference between Vancouver and Rothesay/Quispamsis. We sent the text at 6:30pm (10:30pm NB time) with the expectation that Martha would call the next day as it was quite late. We were pleased to get a phone call about five minutes after the text was sent.

 Martha gave us some advice and armed with this we began an online search for our new home. 

 We initially found about six homes that we thought would be perfect but Martha in her wisdom looked at each home and listed it's pros and cons. Martha was very concerned that we would be happy with our home and new neighborhood, with that in mind she advised against the homes we had selected. The ads for homes as you know look great in the pictures and according to their written descriptions were the best places in the world to live. However as you know what appears too good to be true usually is.

  We gave up the Internet search and gave Martha our detailed wish list for a home and left it with her. She called us regularly with updates about her search for our home, we stayed in touch via e-mail too. One morning an urgent e-mail was waiting for us showing a new listing, we looked it over and the house had everything we had asked for, including a good price.

  My wife made arrangements to fly in and Martha arranged for a showing of the house. It was our retirement home that we had always dreamed of owning, so with Martha's guidance on an appropriate bid we put in an offer. The offer was accepted but we had a few things that needed to be done, water test on the well, home inspection etc, Martha dealt with every issue as it arose in a very timely manner.

  A short while later we took possession of our new home, but as with every house there are a few things that we needed to do to make it ours. We needed someone to help with the painting and renovations that we felt had to be done. However being new to the area we did not know who to trust.  Martha's name immediately came to mind, her real estate job with us was done and the sale had been closed.  Her service was so good however that we figured she would be able to help. Martha graciously accepted our call and pointed us in the direction of a great painter/renovator. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Martha and Exit Realty.

  We now look upon Martha as a friend, not just an acquaintance, she was always truly willing to go "Beyond the Call" for us.

 

    Rodger and Laurie Shepard

 Purchasing a house can be a scary endeavor – there are so many unknowns. Having the right agent to lead you through the process can bring peace of mind. Martha did just this for my husband, Peter, and I. From the moment we met Martha, we knew that she would help us find the house of our dreams. From our first viewing we felt that Martha understood our needs and we felt absolutely confident that she knew what we were looking for. Martha took the time to get to know us and to take us on multiple viewings until we found “the” house for us.
 
When we put in our offer on the house there were several other offers on the table. Martha gave us the perfect advice on how to approach the situation and really worked on our behalf to ensure that we got the house of our dreams. Our small, two storey, cedar chalet is now our haven. With the house all decorated for the holidays and our first baby on the way, we feel comfortable, safe and at-home in our new space. We can’t thank Martha enough for all that she has done for us!  We will absolutely be referring any friends and family with real-estate needs to Martha!
 
Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year!!
 
Sarah and Peter Morrison.
 We just wanted to share our experience working with Martha.  We were looking for a specific home in a specific area.  We called Martha because we knew she could get the job done and quickly.  We didn't have much time.  We viewed a few homes so she could get a feel from us to see what would and would not work.  She found the perfect home as it was listed, we viewed, we made an offer and the rest is history.  Well done Martha, it was a pleasure working with you.
 
S and T
Wow, where do we even start?  Martha has been fantastic to work with since Day 1.  She made the experience of both selling and buying a home such a positive one and was always right there for the abundance of phone calls, texts and emails we sent her way.  She understands and knows the market extremely well, and is absolutely fabulous at what she does.  We would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone interested in buying or selling their home. Thanks Martha!!!

Craig and Grace
While looking for a new home we met Martha at the first listing we saw.  We were very impressed at her professionalism and the manner in which she conducted business.  She made the whole process easy and we felt very much at ease. Martha makes you feel like you are her only client.  Thank you Martha for all your help.

J & B
The first time I met Martha was at an open house in the fall of 2009.  I told her I was thinking of selling my house. She said as much as she would love to have my listing, if I was in no hurry to sell, it would be wise for me to wait for spring for the market to improve.  I knew after speaking with her she was putting my best interest first, and she would be the agent I list with.

I called Martha in the spring.  She suggested some little things to do to make my home more marketable (which I did).  With Martha's help the house sold by summer.

It was an enjoyable stress free experience working with Martha.  She knows her product and knows the market which is always changing.  She is truly a professional who puts her clients interest ahead of her own.  Make Martha your lister you will be glad you did.  I was!

Thank you Martha
Brian Lockhart
We would like to finally take this opportunity to thank Martha for being our Lister!!!
She made selling our home easy.  It was also a huge relief because we built a new home by a builder recommended to us by her!  She is an awesome real estate agent and makes it all seem very easy, especially with us being very indecisive clients! The only thing we were sure of was the fact that we were selling our house and that we wanted Martha as our Lister!  Thanks Martha for all your hard work! The Gentleman Family
We recently sold our first home through Martha. Rewind four years and we bought that same home with her. She was incredible to deal with then, finding us the perfect property at the perfect time, and she was incredible to deal with again! While it was difficult to leave such a beautiful first home, Martha made the transition much easier by answering all questions and encouraging us every step of the way. As she did when we bought the property, she also matched a client of her's with the home and it made us feel so much better to know a great couple will enjoy this excellent property.

Martha's professionalism and desire to represent her clients in every sense is second to none. Her personality makes you feel at ease, even in the midst of negotiations. Her value goes beyond words and we HIGHLY recommend her. The decision to make Martha YOUR Lister will be one you will be thrilled with. Take it from us - we were so happy four years ago it came as second nature to turn to her this time also.

In the not too distant future, it will be time to look at another property. And we will be taking our own advice - Martha is our Lister for life. Thank you SO much for all you do, Martha! You're number ONE in our books.
If you really want to sell your house, get Martha as your "Lister". 

We purchased our present home through Martha, we were worried because our current home was not even on the market.

Martha told us not to worry, gave us some suggestions on how to get the house ready.

The entire process was very easy.  Guess thats why Martha is the top selling agent.

Thank you Martha!!
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Martha for finding us our 1st home!

When we began our search, we were not expecting to find our "perfect" home for awhile; however, after only a couple of weeks and 6 houses later, we found the the one for us!

Martha took the time to get to know us and seemed to know exactly what we were looking for in a matter of minutes. She is professional, reliable, honest, and is genuinely THRILLED to help you in the process to finding the perfect home for you. She makes you feel very comfortable and confident in the decision that you are making. Her bubbly personality and enthusiasm is contagious! We would highly recommend you make MARTHA your LISTER! :)


Martha,
Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you for all that you've done and all that you continue to do for your clients! We are BEYOND happy in our new home and it is all thanks to YOU.



We would like to thank you Martha for your help in purchasing our first time home in Canada.  You referred us to a mortgage specialists who was very helpful.  We viewed some properties and you had the "right" house for us.  Thank you for all the advise you gave us, we were confident picking the house because we trusted you.  Sasha our little boy said "she is the best".  We all think you are.
Thank you & God bless.

Illah & Calvin
It's the night before the "big move"...my first home purchase ...... eeeek .... I can't believe it's finally here.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you for listening (about my needs and wants for my home).

Thank you for taking the time (to show me the neighbourhoods and what might work best for me).

Thank you for being so calm  (When issues came up you helped walk me through them and suggested other professionals to assist).

Thank you for being so pleasant (We not only dealt with all the "to dos" but I always had fun in the process).

Thank you for sharing your knowledge (your years in the industry made the purchase experience a piece of cake ... you took care of everything ... and made it look easy).

Martha, I am greatful for you and all that you did for me.

Here's to the future in my new home.

Jen Fraser-Furrow
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the service we received listing with Martha. She goes above and beyond for her clients from keeping in constant contact to having open houses on a regular basis! She felt more like our friend than our agent and in the end she did everything that she promised, she sold our house!!!
 
I would recommend Martha Lister to anyone looking for an agent that is willing to put the hard work in to sell your home!

Thanks again Martha for all your hard work!! When we decide to move back to Quispamsis....we will definetly be giving you a call!! : ) Holly & Brian MacMullin
 
Thank you for selling our home! We found you to be professional, and personable. We wish we had found you sooner!
 
I am a retired financial adviser and having been with CIBC for over 33 years, have helped put financing together for many clients. Truthfully, I did not recommend dual agency to my clients as I had felt that there may be a conflict of interest. In our case, you did handle both sides of this sale and you had to work very hard to put the deal together. Had you not been the agent to both the buyer and seller, I have doubts that this deal would have come together as smoothly as it did.
 
Tom is a retired Building Inspector, in the business for over 30 years. He also was very impressed with the way that you handled both sides in a professional manner. You kept calm when obstacles came in the way and kept us informed on a regular basis.
 
We will recommend you to our friends, family and previous clients without hesitation.
 
Thank you very much for a job well done!

T & B, Quispamsis

We want to thank you for always making us feel important, never once when I called and needed your support did I ever feel I was a bother, especially with Ken away I began to rely on you for more than just the sale of our home. Remember when I had the problem with the garbage company who did I call (Martha) your shoulder was there for me to cry on. The service you give to your clients is far more than what the contract states.
 
If we ever decided to sell a home again and Martha was still selling real estate she would be without a doubt our choice. We would make Martha our Lister!
 
Once again thank you Martha and from our family to yours a very Merry Christmas!
 
Ken & Sharon, Quispamsis
We were very fortunate to have Martha as our agent to help us find a house in the Quispamsis/Rothesay area last spring.  Martha’s approach to our search allowed us to successfully buy a house in one weekend.  She initially spent time talking to us about our needs and wants and then put together a one day tour of the area, since we were both unfamiliar with the area we were moving to.  This tour allowed her to better understand what we were looking for and provided more focus for our house viewings the next day.  We identified the house that we wanted after 4-5 viewings and then Martha successfully guided us through a complicated offer process.  We would like to point out that the two days that Martha dedicated her time to our tour and viewings were Good Friday and the Saturday of Easter weekend, and these were both full days.
 
Once we had an accepted offer on our new house, Martha facilitated in helping us get a home inspection, water test, survey, and correcting a few other minor issues that were important to us.  We moved into our new home in July this past year and we absolutely love our new house, neighbourhood, and community.
 
Overall, we would say that Martha’s professionalism stood out the most.  We always felt that we were her only clients when she was with us when we knew full well there we many others like us.  Having said that, she was also able to notice the small things that we were looking for and made great suggestions that helped us in this process.
 
We would highly recommend Martha as a search or listing agent.  If we ever have to list our house in the future, we know who will be our listing agent.  If any potential clients of Martha’s would like to speak to us directly about our experience we would be happy to oblige.

J & K, Quispamsis 
I listed my home with Martha after previously being listed with a competitor for more than 4 months. Within 3 weeks of listing with Martha I had an accepted offer!! I had a family member who shared a similar experience. Her house had been on the market almost a year when she made the switch to Martha. He home sold within 4 weeks of listing with Martha!! Friends and family who have had dealings with Martha all had a consistent message.. ”Martha is a high energy, enthusiastic seller, who knows her clients and consistently finds the right buyer for your home”. The switched worked for me and I will be recommending Martha to friends requiring a realtor!!

Denean, Rothesay
"We were told about Martha Lister through family that has dealt with her in the past. We were hesitant at first to deal with another real estate agent, but decided to give it one last shot - after all we could say 'no'. We invited Martha into our home and had a wonderful conversation. Heather and I could sense that Martha would be an honest, easy-going, get-it-done type of person from the moment we said 'Hi'. Her personality meshed well with ours and we were all on the same page in terms of how we could sell our house. Within a very short time, there were many showings and great interest expressed in our cozy home. We finalized a deal within about 2 weeks of putting the house on the market. Not long after that, we found a house that Heather and I saw ourselves living in many years into the future. Thanks to Martha, this was a very Merry Christmas, knowing that shortly, my family will have the space and amenities we need for a growing tomorrow. We are proud to say that Martha is our Lister!
 
Scott, Heather and Lydia - Quispamsis, N.B."
 
Thanks so much!!
I have never wanted to own my home. I have always preferred renting. When I returned home to the Kennebacasis Valley to be closer to family I found there were few houses, or apartments, for rent. Not having owned property before and being 56 years old, I did not think a bank would approve a mortgage for me to buy a house. They did. I told Martha I was looking for a house within the boundary for my son’s school, Rothesay High. I said I also wanted a house that was all on one level because my mother might come to live with me if and when she can no longer climb the stairs in her house. I was also looking for a house I would be able to sell if I needed to sell it long before I had finished paying the mortgage. Martha showed me many different properties, knowing that there might be other things I was looking for that I had not been able to put into words and getting a sense of where I was able to compromise. She understood what I wanted for my son and my mother and encouraged them to come also. Martha also talked with me about many properties she did not show me, telling me why they would not be good for me. She quickly realized that I am not “handy” (don’t have a hammer) and steered me away from houses that required renovation or repairs. Martha did not expect me to know the process of buying a house; she patiently explained and helped me with each step. Martha’s availability amazed me; she responded to my phone or e-mail messages within minutes or hours.

Robin, Rothesay
I was going through a life change and was faced with selling my home of 27 years. This was a very difficult time and Martha was certainly a comfort and an inspiration for me. My house was sold within days of being listed. I have known Martha for several years and she is the first person that came to my mind to be my agent. She is energetic, honest and trustworthy. Her reputation as a person alone makes her the best choice if you ever require the services of a real estate agent. She helped me through this chapter in my life with her expertise and her shoulder to lean on. I adore you Martha and thank you.

Sue
“I remember the evening that Martha came to my home and sat down at the kitchen table with me.  She was truly interested in what my goals were in selling my home.   She was very genuine and offered solid advice on how I should market my house.  Her direct approach and evident knowledge of the market gave me confidence that if I listened to Martha, and followed her advice, my house would sell.  I am happy to say that after listing my home with Martha Lister, it was SOLD in less than a month!!  She even emailed me while I was on vacation in Mexico to give me the good news!  Thank you Martha and the Exit Team for advising me, for working diligently and for selling my house, not to mention sharing in my excitement!  Martha Lister…. YOU ROCK!!!!!!”

Elaine Tissington, Quispamsis
We tried to sell our house privately for three months. It was a lot of work, with no results.  When we decided to list our house with a realtor, we chose Martha as our agent. She sold our house in just two days!

We learned from that experience that the qualified buyers are working with agents.

John & Jackie, Quispamsis
My husband and I were ready to sell our existing home and move to a larger home to accommodate our growing family.  We contacted Martha, based on a referral from friends, to help us.

Martha was a pleasure to do business with.  She found us a wonderful home in a family friendly neighborhood and sold our home (at close to full asking price) within days of it going on the market.

Martha provided sound market advice throughout the entire process and was always available to take our calls.  We always felt like an important client - quite a feat given how busy she is!  We would highly recommend her services to anyone in need of a realtor.

Jenny and Bryan, Quispamsis


My experience with Martha

She can make a big deal so simple. I went in her office, explained what I was looking for and what my budget was in about 10 minutes. Then, it was just like pressing the "enter" key on a fast computer, she narrowed the search to two houses. They were exactly what I was looking for. She coached me through what and what not to do and in a matter of time, I was moved in.

 

What more can somebody ask for. I dealt with a couple of different realtors in the past for the previous houses I've owned, but no experince was like this one.  Just like a big kid would say, can we do it again. If I were to get another house or know of somebody who was looking for one, I would defenitly recommend her without any doubt.

Steve Pelletier

I went with Martha Lister with Exit Real Estate after my home unfortunately failed to sell after approximately 6 months.   Seeing that I needed another Avenue at this point  with a fresh outlook I immediately contacted Martha.    Knowing Martha from her previous employment with the Travel Industry I found her to be out going, energentic, and highly motivated, she almost made me buy my own house.  She has the skills to make things happen, not only from the selling end but as equally important to the consumer purchasing my  property.  This was a Win/Win situation for both me and the purchaser.

My home was sold in approximately 2 weeks.  This once again is because of the hard work/dedication shown by Martha (Gormley) Lister.   I realize there are Real Estate Agents that are excellent in their field also, however Martha Lister excels at what she does and the rest better take notice.  

SERGEANT PATRICK F. BONNER

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
Martha is by far the most professional and hardest working real estate agent I've ever met.  She made selling our house easy and as enjoyable as possible and all in under three weeks.  I wouldn't hesitate a second in recommending her to someone else.  If you want to sell your house Martha is the one to call!

Kim and James Vienneau
Rothesay, NB
 
Make Martha Your Lister…..You Bet! 

My husband and I have purchased four homes and two pieces of land over the last 16 years and we were delighted to have developed a relationship with Martha, as our real estate agent.  From our initial meeting with Martha until the closing of both our former and present home, we were impressed with Martha’s service.  There was never a sense of pressure to sell or to buy, as Martha  takes the time to develop a relationship with her clients and intuitively seems to understand what her clients are looking for (even when they sometimes don’t know themselves).  Martha is patient and allows her clients to “see for themselves” what the market has to offer, re-assuring her clients every step of the way as she takes the time to schedule showings. 

What I appreciate most about Martha’s style is she always keeps in communication with her client from the first day you meet her.  You are never left wondering, as Martha is honest in the delivery of your property value, feedback on showings and her strategy to bring us a winning combination.  When the sale is closed, Martha’s job isn’t over as she continues to deepen her relationships with her clients, while continuing to keep in contact…..and deliver Christmas wreaths…thank you Martha for being our Lister!

Vanessa Coles
Working with Martha was a true pleasure. Her honesty and devotion in finding us a home made for a positive and stress free experience. Being first time home buyers, she was very helpful in guiding us through each necessary step. It is because of her that we are now sitting in our new home! We have and will continue to recommend Martha to anyone interested in buying or selling.

Mark, Nicole and family, Quispamsis

I found Martha to be very professional, thorough and personable. She guided me through the purchase process with ease and I was very happy with the way in which she approached our sale. She explained the market, the recent trends, the local competition and led us to a listing price and preparation that we would both be confident and assured was properly positioned for the sale we needed. Martha diligently showed our property, conducted open houses and marketed our home well. She brought only legitimate buyers to us and within 6 weeks we had an offer we were willing to accept without the need to counter and barter several times. Again a sign of a true professional in her field. The overall experience was excellent and I would not hesitate using her services again in the future.

D.B., Quispamsis

Martha was very diligent in her approach and assistance in finding me a suitable new home. She understood my criteria and my specific needs. She only showed me homes fitting my specific criteria and often visited homes before me to avoid my wasting time viewing something that would not have been what I wanted. This saved me time and energy in my search. We were able to find the home we needed and our initial offer was very close to the settled amount, again demonstrating Martha's ability to properly gauge the market and enable 2 parties to come to terms quicker than I have ever seen. Well done Martha.

David, Quispamsis

Our Story...

Martha went above and beyond the call of duty for us ...twice..when we moved to Quispamsis three years ago and didn't know the area at all coming from Ontario she spend hours showing us around and then again when we needed to sell our home...she worked very very hard for us and was always very professional with a smile or a needed hug.  Thanks You Martha!! 

Jacques, Carmen and family, Quispamsis
 

A trusted friend recommended that we choose Martha Lister to help us buy a house in the Saint John area.  We moved from out of province, and Martha exceeded our expectations.   We had significant correspondence with Martha prior to our successful house hunting trip.  She was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional and attentive.  She promptly answered our numerous emails and telephone calls throughout the entire process.   By facilitating contact with other local professionals / businesses, Martha made our long distance purchase relatively simple.   Her personal touch was very much appreciated!   We are now nicely settled in Quispamsis, and love our new home!  Thanks Martha!

Larry, Cindy and Matthew, Quispamsis