Planner / Scheduler / Cost Controller at Tetra Tech WEI
Owner, Urban Property Real Estate
REALTOR® at Re/max Realty Professionals
Broker, MaxWell Capital Realty
To Whom It May Concern,
I recently worked with Lorraine to sell my condo in Calgary. Lorraine was immeasurably helpful throughout the whole process; her knowledge of the market and her sales ability were of great assistance while I was getting my condo ready to list. She knew exactly what I should do to ensure my condo looked its best, and was able to recommend people to me to do the work required to get it “show-ready”. Her knowledge and experience made a huge difference in how my condo showed to buyers, and her great sales presence in Calgary meant that there were showings all the time. In addition, I had to move provinces while my condo was still on the market, and Lorraine went above and beyond to keep it in great shape and looking good for potential buyers, as well as helping me with all the necessary paperwork long distance. I would not have been able to manage without her help and experience. I would recommend Lorraine as a realtor to anyone buying a house in Calgary; she was wonderful to work with and if I return to Calgary I would definitely work with her again.
Lorraine was the miracle I needed! I had a major life change and was very unsure of my future. I was so scared but put my chin up and decided that now was the time for me to make a life for myself. A home was going to be my starting point. I called Loraine and just days later she was ready to meet me with a whole handful of properties that she thought would be great for my wants and needs. We saw a few and at each she got a better feel for who I am and what I deserved. She worked incredibly hard for me. Always sending me new options and new ideas. With her hard work, in10 days I found my home, at an amazing price. My very own home! She was my rock through what could have been a difficult financial situation. Offering options and always remaining positive.
She worked so hard for me that from the day I said yes to the day I walked into the front door of MY home was 4 weeks. Loraine remains a woman I want on my side and in my life and I tell every single person that is even thinking of buying or selling to not ever sell themselves short and the way to do that is Lorraine Beale. I love her!!
April Merrick 2013
I recently purchased my first home. I am in my 40's.so I was tentative and
inexperienced. Lorraine Beal made the whole process easy and enjoyable. I
was not only new to the housing market, I was also new to Calgary, and
Lorraine took the time to show me neighbourhoods that matched up with what
my ideal. She showed me houses and condos so I could make an informed
decision. She was very knowledgeable and helpful both with the searching
process, and with completion process. In the end it was a place she thought
was right for me near the beginning of my search that I went back to and
made an offer on...it now totally feels like home. Lorraine was recommended
to me, and I have no hesitation recommending her to others.
Congratulations Lorraine Beale.
Your certainly went beyond the "call of duty" when it came to selling my home. Besides the time spent listing and selling my house, there was a huge amount of sweat equity put into it on your part in order to bring the house up to viewing standards. I can still hear your words when we first met inside the house, "Oh my gosh what a mess" and it certainly was, a true transformation took place. And to top it off, once listed, you sold my home in less than 2 weeks. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect that fast a turnaround.
Thank you very much.
As a first time buyer, I really did not know what to expect, after I met Lorraine I knew that she would be the best realtor for me. Lorraine was able to figure out my likes, dislikes and with my small budget she was able to find me a place I now call home.
Lorraine has an amazing personality and won’t stop til her client is happy. She will be with me when I sell my place (not any time soon) and there when I am looking to upgrade.
Thank you Lorraine, you are the best.
Kelly Lynne Mccorister
When we received word that my employer was seeking to relocate me to Calgary you can imagine the stress involved in not only moving, but moving to a new City that was unfamiliar to my family. Transferring from Toronto to Calgary posed many challenges beyond finding a home for our family, but also understanding the characteristics of Calgary’s communities, school system and the commute to my new office in downtown Calgary.
Lorraine Beale did an awesome job in not only finding us a beautiful home, but introducing us to Calgary and the various communities that make up the city. From the moment I first contacted Lorraine I was very pleased that she was easily accessible and accommodating to my schedule, especially given that we had limited time to find a new home. At every opportunity Lorraine was helpful in answering the many (many, many) questions we had about Calgary. Given my busy work schedule as an executive, Lorraine was able to short list the selection of homes to those that fit our criteria, thereby eliminating much of the “running around” that we all associate with looking for a new home. Within a matter of a few days we were able to short list our selection to one home in particular that Lorraine had previous knowledge of. Within a matter of weeks we became new Calgarians!
As we reflect back over the past year during the holiday season we realized how fortunate we are in our beautiful new home and to have Lorraine as our real estate agent this past year.
Should you wish to contact me in relation to our experience with Lorraine Beale please feel free to do so at the contact information below.
Chief Operating Officer
Walton International Group Inc.
Lorraine was the most amazing Realtor! I was clueless when it came to buying a home and she made the whole experience stress-free and exciting. She gave me all the information I needed to make the right choice and I always felt like she had my best interest in mind. She never rushed me when I got picky and indecisive and I appreciate all the hard work and time she put into making sure my first home was the perfect one for me. She also gave me all kinds of tips for renovations and small improvements I could make without breaking the bank. She was with me all the way and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better!!! Thank you Lorraine for everything you did up to and even after my purchase. You are such a wonderful, sweet lady! I hope I never have to move because I love my place but if I do I will definitely be calling you.
This was my first house and Lorraine was excellent at addressing my needs and concerns. She took my rambling description of what I wanted and found me all of it and more! She fought to get me the best place and deal (including against me when I told her I wanted to live in a certain neighbourhood). She was always accessible to answer my questions (including while in Mexico) and is an incredibly hard worker (she dealt with my closing papers while at a hockey game). She is a very personable person and she made purchasing a home very enjoyable. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase.
Lorraine was AMAZING! Friends recommended her and we are so glad they did! As first time home sellers, faced with a difficult housing market and two small kids at home, we weren’t sure what to expect with the whole process. We met with a number of other realtors before making our decision, and Lorraine was the obvious choice! Lorraine came to us with a great attitude along with a lot of knowledge and practical advice on the housing market and strategies to sell our home with little stress. She really knew how to highlight all the best features of our home and used a professional photographer to showcase this for prospective buyers. Lorraine took the potentially stressful situation of selling your home and made it a fun and exciting experience - our house sold in 2 days! She was always just a phone call away with any questions we had, and was truly a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend Lorraine to anyone thinking about buying or selling a home.
The MacKillops- Calgary
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Lorraine Beale. I know our successful move to Calgary is due to her tenacity, integrity and unflappable nature.
This fall, I was relocated from Regina to Calgary on a very tight timeline and needed someone who I could trust. Lorraine was recommended by a friend in Calgary and I was not disappointed. I know we had high demands as we knew what we wanted in a house and what price point we had. Weeks prior to our two day house hunting trip, after consultation with Lorraine, she sent listings to narrow our area of focus. By the time we arrived Friday morning we had six listings and a game plan. When showing the house Lorraine commented that she won’t sell anything she wouldn’t buy herself and that was reassuring. It showed in her attention to details about the properties and areas we were interested in and if by chance we stumped her she researched the issue and gave us a thorough analysis. We comparison shopped and when they all were compared to one Lorraine asked us, “can you imagine yourself living anywhere else” and we both said no – then there was no point in seriously looking at anything further and by 1:00pm we had drawn up an offer. Not only did we get our minimum demands but over and above all our expectations.
The negotiation for the final offer was difficult, I am not much of a negotiator but we were in safe hands with Lorraine. I never felt like she would have given up on what we wanted. She fought for us and in the end the other realtor didn’t stand a chance! We walked away after the signing knowing we got the best deal out of the situation and it was exactly as she had predicted.
In relocating your family from one province to another it is like playing dominos, one can’t fall before the other. It was an incredibly stressful time for timelines and finances and with Lorraine I knew her experience and her candor was exactly what we needed. I can’t imagine going through this time with anyone else! I am happy to give her my wholehearted endorsement.
Date: April 16, 2008
To Who It May Concern,
My fiancé and I used Lorraine Beale from November 2007 to March 2008 to purchase our home in Cougar Ridge, Calgary. Previous to Lorraine I used 2 other real estate agents and found Lorraine to be by far the most professional and experienced.
Lorraine has a real passion for real estate and is evident in her knowledge about the markets and properties. There were numerous times when we wanted to look at a house because it looked “good” on MLS but Lorraine suggested otherwise due to location, history of home, builder, neighbourhood etc. She is not eager to make a quick sale to collect her commission. She only recommends properties that are a good investment & exceptional value.
Another thing that really impressed me about Lorraine is her keen eye for details. Immediately after entering a house she dissects and analyzes it: starting from the layout, finishing, colors, smell, quality of craftsmanship, location, neighbours, etc. Nothing is missed. Don’t get me wrong she is not negative; you have to be critical with any property you buy. You must know what you can and cannot work with. Changing the carpet and color of a house is easy but changing the floor layout or ceiling heights is much more difficult. Lorraine analyses this and tells you what could and could not work and weather the additional work would be worthwhile and then incorporates these comments into an offer price.
I would recommend Lorraine as a buying agent to anyone. If you require any additional information feel free to email me.
We would like to share my wonderful experience with Calgary Realtor Lorraine Beale. Lorraine helped us with the sale of our first house. It was the biggest deal in our life. We were nervous about what we knew and didn't know about the real estate market in our area. Lorraine went above and beyond what anyone could ever expect from a Real Estate Agent. She counseled us wisely with regard to pricing, showing and negotiating. She even helped me clean my bathroom in advance of our first open house! She is extremely hard working and honest, knowledgeable about her craft, professional in all phases of a transaction, and just a pleasure to do business with. We would recommend her without reservation to anyone who is considering buying or selling a property.
Susan Bernstein and Dan Devetten
Bankview, Calgary 2007
Being a large family, the first attempt in trying to sell our home was very stressful and difficult. With no success we decided to go for round 2 and contacted Lorraine Beale. We had heard about her from a friend who couldn’t say enough about her unique style and overwhelming success. We soon learned first hand that when you are her client you feel like her “only client”. Lorraine leaves no detail uncovered. From staging and decorating our home to coaching our young kids about keeping the house in order she came in to our home and instantly became a cherished member of our family. Lorraine loves her business and it translates to positive results for her clients. In our case it lead to the sale of our home and the purchase of our dream home! We feel very fortunate to have worked with Lorraine she made the entire experience fun and made our dreams become a reality. Just the other day my 6 year old said to his Grandma…”I love my new house it is the best ever!”
Jennifer and I wanted to write you this letter to say thank you for helping us through the buying and selling process in the real estate world. We felt throughout the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home that you “did all the right things”. You helped ensure we made the right decisions and truly cared about finding the right situation for us, not just the commission cheque.
Jennifer and I appreciated the fact that you took the extra time to explain all the various laws, rules and process. We always felt you were on our side and fighting for our best interests. From start to finish, we were comfortable with you as our agent in the biggest two financial transactions of our lives.
Thank you again for all your help and we look forward to seeing you soon at “our” Second Cup.
Jennifer & Sean Cageorge
We were lucky to meet Lorraine by chance when we walked into an open house she was hosting. We were so impressed with her obvious professionalism, energy and friendliness that we set up an appointment with her for the next day.
Lorraine really stood out in comparison to the other Realtors we had interviewed - she knew that the timing was perfect for us in the market at that point and persuaded us to strike while the iron was hot. Other Realtors could have missed the market. With her help we found and bought a great home in our ideal location (under list price) within a few days. At the same time, Lorraine helped us to stage our previous home to maximize the impact on potential buyers - through the MLS listing and in person. Lorraine even loaned us some of her accessories and furniture! We were so well prepared that when we listed our home on the Friday night, we had over twenty viewings at our open house the very next day, and received five competitive offers that night. We accepted the best offer (above list price) and signed the contract less than twenty-four hours after the listing went live - you can't get very much faster than that!
The offer we accepted was actually presented by Lorraine. The buyers’ own REALTOR® was unavailable, so Lorraine stepped in to help them prepare and present their offer. We had absolutely no problem with this dual-agency situation as we had discussed this possibility thoroughly beforehand. Lorraine's excellent service also continued until after the deal was closed. Her expertise and advice was invaluable when there was an accident at the old property on the day of the move. Her advice helped to ensure the deal went through smoothly, and she also helped guide us through resolving the accident situation with the new owners.
We would highly recommend Lorraine to anyone as an experienced, trustworthy, savvy and energetic Realtor - whether you are buying, selling or both. Best wishes for your transaction!
Signed: David & Gillian
Let me introduce you to Lorraine Beale. We had the extreme pleasure of working with Lorraine this spring when we decided to sell our home in Calgary. Lorraine was recommended to us by a friend who had recently sold through Lorraine and was extremely pleased with the results. Lorraine came to our home and gave us several options for selling. She was very honest in saying what the home would sell for just as it stood and what we needed to do to get the highest possible return on our investment. As we had lived in the home for over 12 years we took the advice Lorraine offered and proceeded to work on the property. It was at this point that Lorraine distinguished herself from all the other realtors we have ever dealt with. Not only was Lorraine available to us for any questions we had but she was more than willing to put in her own time to help with the work. Once we had completed the updates, again Lorraine's talents became very evident. She staged our home and truly showcased the property. We were able to sell our home with the very first open house for more than we ever believed was possible. Lorraine believed in both the property and us and we cannot possibly recommend her enough to everyone.
Mrs Delphine Teierle
I have had the pleasure of working with Lorraine Beale and my purchase on my property. I have bought and sold four places in my lifetime and she is the only realtor that I would recommend to my friends.
I am a person that knows what she wants and she found me my prefect house in this insane market. She not only saved me money but with her personality kept my spirits up. I found that I could trust her and that she was not only out to make a sale, she was out to make me happy. In my past experience the other realtor were out to make money. She was there for me even after the sale was final. Her support didn’t go unnoticed.
I would certainly recommend her to my friends, and would like it noted that she is a great asset to your organization.
A happy homeowner.
The service and personal attention we received from Lorraine Beale was exceptional! We were very pleased with the professionalism shown to us during the entire process of selling our home. Lorraine is a very down to earth person thus making the difficult task of listing and selling a house a pleasant experience. Great ideas, creative approach in her use of marketing materials and constant communication made the sale of our home a great real estate experience. We are pleased to recommend Lorraine without hesitation.
Dean and Shawnah Whittaker
I recently listed and sold my home with Lorraine Beale of Maxwell Capital Realty.
I have listed with other realtors in the past, but this was the most knowledgeable,
hard working individual I have ever dealt with.
Lorraine came to me highly recommended and did not disappoint.
She worked her magic through extensive marketing, staged my home for the right buyer, even helping me move furniture.
Lorraine is always available for you and is an endless fountain of helpful and useful information
to get every dollar of value for your home. She will go above and beyond with the extras that make
all the difference. My expectations were more than met.
Lorraine has a fantastic personality and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for the
Denise Whiffen 2012
Dear Lorraine, April 15, 2010
This note of sincere thanks and recommendation that is long overdue. Please accept our deep appreciation for all you have done for us in our past 3 buy/sell home transactions with you.
In all transactions Lorraine was organized, thorough, and personable. She offered us an objective viewpoint on each house we toured, thereby helping us with our decisions. We found her to be knowledgeable about aspects of realty that surpassed just the legalities of buying and selling properties, and furthermore we were consistently impressed by her understanding of how challenging staging and showing a home with two young children underfoot can be.
Lorraine was always expedient in returning our calls, searching for properties, and setting up tours. Then, when we ran into some trouble with some issues the previous owners had left us, Lorraine was instrumental at helping us navigate through the mess so that we could enjoy our new home. All this AND she got our house under contract in about 24 hours! When we refer Lorraine to friends and mention some of the things she has done for us, from helping us stage the house for sale with many items she brings from her own collection, to assisting in furniture placement in the new home, to bringing by the “perfect picture or lamp” as a gift, no one can believe the unparallel customer service that Lorraine provides. No matter the kind of market you are looking to buy or sell in, Lorraine makes you feel like the most valued client she has ever had.
Throughout the entire house-buying process we have been impressed with her thoroughness, kindness, honesty and knowledge.
Lorraine recommended the very best in the field to aid us, from moving company to real-estate lawyer to house inspector. Her advice and guidance through this process was invaluable. Lorraine’s attention to detail, knowledge of the field and no-pressure approach were greatly appreciated. We can't imagine going through this process with anyone but her. Anybody that buys or sells property in Calgary and does not use Lorraine Beale will surely have a less than optimal experience. Lorraine is simply the best.
Bruce and Jessica Duggan and family.
Hi Lorraine here is a list of what I felt you did for me over and above you are totally unbelievable.. since you did so much I probably missed something.
Extremely efficient and fast moving,-
Straight forward advice as far as changes to the home to make it sell faster and for more money. I had no idea my cluttered home could show like a show home after you were done fixing it up.
Which leads to the most unbelievable realtor I have ever seen in action. You actually helped doing a lot of the work ( painting, bringing some things of your own plants etc. to make my own place look better). Tearing down and altering my covered in patio and completely painting it.
You completely restored my landscaping, which had been ignored....unfortunately. It was a long hot day, but you were there helping me.
We had to sell our home due to marriage break up and there was a lot of tension and personal conflicts going on ( including some legal problems). You managed the whole situation wonderfully.
There might not even have been a sell of our house if it wasn't for you, since no one else would have had the capability to deal with my X. You even called him and had to justify yourself and deal with a difficult angry man. You were professional and treat us both equally.
You have a very good report with other realtors involved which made the whole deal so smooth and effortless.
Further ...I did buy a house privately, and there was nothing in it for you, but you were still there to assist me and support my interests in that deal. You obviously looked out for my interests, called the owner and made sure it was all legal and then even called her when this was sold to make sure it was all co-ordinated properly. Even did a walk through with me at my new house)....and helped me move.
I have sold property before but have NEVER experienced the enthusiasm, energy and professionalism you had to offer. I felt very confident through the whole time and if I’m moving again I'm calling you. Trust me.
Thank you so much,