Real Estate Outside The Box

Testimonials

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The best of the best, that's what this dynamic duo is. They took a very trying, daunting time in a seniors life and made the transition from a longtime (beloved) home a stressless experience. Their attention to detail and compassion went above and beyond their resources and their helpfulness was limitless. Speaking as the daughter of the Seller, they were always available for whatever questions or concerns I had. Working with them was a true joy. We will definitely recommend this team to everyone we know. With much gratitude to both Marni and Shannon.
~ Syd Freedman and Tracey Mammon

Shannon and Marni made it happen!! These lovely ladies shepherded us through the process of finding and buying our new home. With good humour and lovely smiles, fast turn-around time in answering our questions, and an efficient collaboration with the listing agent, we secured our home very quickly. Double thumbs for these stellar relators!!
~ Ken Singer and Melina Baum Singer

Marni & Shannon truly exceeded our expectations in helping us purchase our first home. We were nervous and hesitant throughout the search, yet they continued to work patiently, honestly with a friendly disposition. Perhaps most important, Marni & Shannon were tremendously easy to communicate with - one was always available to answer our questions. We have the utmost confidence in recommending Marni & Shannon to any buyer or seller.
~ Carly and Daniel Glasner

We decide to list one of our investment properties on the market. Who do we call? None other than Marni & Shannon (the dynamic duo). One open house and two day later Bam! SOLD and for more than we could have possibly imagined (even in this crazy market). These two certainly have the Midas touch and we highly, highly recommend them. You’re gonna leave money on the table if you don’t use them.
~ Rob and Elana Lancit

My husband and I recently sold and bought with the incredible help of Marni Tritt and Shannon Ezekiel. They are a dynamic duo...always upbeat, always positive thinking and always encouraging. They have a fabulous work ethic, making themselves available all hours of the day and night. Their communication skills are excellent! They listened carefully to our needs and kept us informed constantly with the feedback from other agents and potential buyers. They made things happen with great organization and efficiency, seemingly effortless. Marni and Shannon truly love their work and do it with energy and passion. We felt we were in the best possible hands as they marketed our home through social media and traditional methods. The girls were always thinking ahead and planning our next moves, even when the road seemed a little bumpy. Marni and Shannon put in countless hours showing our home and finding us a new one. They orchestrated a successful deal getting us top dollar for our property, allowing us to buy the place we wanted. When our home sold within hours we had purchased our new place. This could only have happened with the professionalism and capabilities of Marni and Shannon. There was endless paperwork, many phone calls, texts and emails all flying in different directions at top speed. It was very exciting to see it all fall in to place with such a happy ending! We have had a wonderful working relationship with Marni and Shannon. We have the utmost respect for them and know they have a long and fantastic career ahead of them. We highly recommend these lovely ladies for any of your real estate needs. We wish them the very best!
~ Neal & Anna Nep

When my mother died suddenly and my brother and I needed to sell her condo as part of the Estate I was concerned that I no longer knew a real estate agent in Vancouver. My mother had been an active agent at Sutton Group Heritage West for several years but had been retired for the past 15. My brother and I decided we would each try to find an agent and then interview them to find out the best fit for our situation. As I no longer lived in Vancouver, I used the Internet to find someone in the area and started my search at the Sutton Group Kerrisdale Office. I didn’t like the platform of the Sutton Group website but I painstakingly looked at every agent and searched their online presence. Shannon and Marni stood out right away. Their website was simple but attractive and easy to navigate. The marketing pictures they had prepared for their listings were high quality and the properties all looked like an interior designer had staged them. Shannon and Marni also had a strong social networking presence and their posts and interactions seemed to be knowledgeable, personable and reputable. All together their online brand communicated personalized service and market expertise. We interviewed Marni and Shannon and three other agents and Marni and Shannon stood out for their friendliness, their confident market assessment, their astute marketing strategy and their desire to stage the condo themselves as part of their service. The other agents assessed the condo at a significantly lower price and advised us to do a list of decorating projects that would have taken considerable time and money. Shannon and Marni also made us feel very comfortable and seemed to intuit the specialized effort needed to navigate the complexities of an emotional Estate sale compounded by one party living out of town. Despite a tenant with a chaotic life living in the unit, Marni and Shannon worked extremely hard and managed to beautifully stage the property, create highly professional marketing materials, generate a considerable amount of interest and sell the condo at full asking price, which was almost $100,000 more than the other agents had projected, in only a few days. They were sincere, excellent communicators and marketers, always available and they made what could have been a very difficult process, seamless and even enjoyable. After selling, I decided to purchase an investment property in Vancouver and Marni and Shannon were limitlessly patient with me – taking the time to understand exactly what I was looking for and coordinating a search in a fast-moving market that could have been difficult for someone from out of town to search in. They were honest with their advice and recommendations, were incredibly responsive any time I contacted them, and they seemed to work around the clock to find suitable listings. The process of buying in the fast-moving, high-priced market was stressful, but they remained cheerful, positive and confident that we would eventually find something to suit our needs. I never felt rushed to make a decision by them and they were not only encouraging, they made it seem like viewing condos with me was a true joy for them. I am so thankful to them both and would recommend them to everyone. Their service and expertise was unparalleled and my hard-working mother would have been impressed.
~ Michelle Redfern

We had the pleasure of working with Marni and Shannon in purchasing our home in 2015. These ladies are top notch, they do what they say with a smile and you can rely on them to get the job done once you find your home. That makes all the difference! We worked with Marni and Shannon for over a year and we visited over 100 homes during this time and presented two offers. They helped us first determine what we wanted in a home. They sent us suitable leads, answered many, many questions on different properties we were interested in and set special appointments when open houses did not fit our schedules. They were keen to work with us and provided exceptional service. They always arrived early with a positive attitude, they presented useful information on the home for us to consider, and they made time to view homes when we were not able to. They showed homes in Vancouver, Burnaby and North Vancouver and they worked well with the realtors in all areas. At one point when we were focusing on a property that was not the right fit they were strong enough to say "We're not sure why you are interested in this property, it does not meet your criteria", and they were right!! Our frustration in finding a home in our price point was leading us towards the wrong choice and they were perceptive enough to recognize this, and they cared enough to let us know. When we finally found the home we bought they were quick to respond. They were on site to view the home within the day, they provided valuable purchase history of the area so we could make a strong offer, they schedule a quick inspection and an oil scan and they presented our offer with allot of enthusiasm and professionalism, as only two classy ladies can. We viewed the home on Saturday, had it inspected Tuesday presented our offer on Wednesday and closed it. Following our purchase they were there to field questions about the property, took care of everything in our purchase agreement including the removal of a structure from the home, they recommended trades and followed up to ensure everything was taken care of. They took the time to make sure everything was good after the purchase was complete. From our previous real estate purchase experience, this is more than is required simply shows their level of service. Shannon and Marni are a winning team, and we highly recommend them to you. Their motto says it all, "Not just lip service" . They work extremely well together, they know the real estate market, they know how to complete the deal, they are helpful, responsive, patient, and do it all with a smile and upbeat attitude...and they care!
~ Lee McGuire & Juliette Sale

Real Estate Outside the Box could not be a more apt slogan for the work of Shannon and Marni. Having a previous terrific experience with Shannon selling our Kitsilano house and finding us the perfect condo, we once again called on her and Marni to sell our condo so we could move to Vancouver Island. As expected, it was the smoothest, most professional, warm and friendly experience one could have during the process. Their expertise in setting the right price, their fun creative work with Kathy staging the apartment, their excellent photos for the listing to their successful Realtor’s Open and Public Open House was spot on. They understand the wishes of their clients and respect them. More importantly they understand the feelings of their clients who are undergoing a stressful time with selling their home. Every step of the way they went the extra mile providing us with a great realtor colleague on the Island who found us a house, a legal colleague to handle the paperwork and suggested moving companies. We don’t think we’ve met two women as hard working, diligent, prompt, knowledgeable and empathetic to our needs!
~ Court & Kathy Smith

As a first time home buyer, Shannon and Marni were a pleasure to work with! As I lived out of town and could not see the place myself, Marni and Shannon went to the open house for me, took pictures and let me know exactly what I needed to know. I trusted Marni and Shannon and purchased without seeing the place, knowing that they had my best interest at heart. I was not disappointed and could not love my place more! Marni and Shannon made the whole process incredibly easy and my family and I are so thankful. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell! Thanks again!
~ Eden Gutterman

Enough can't be said about Marni and Shannon in terms of their professionalism, their work ethic and their genuine desire to provide service of the highest degree to their clients. After spending 11 meaningful and wonderful years in our home, the care and devotion with which Marni and Shannon approached the selling of our beloved home, epitomizes who they are as real estate agents. Consistently available, easily contactable and always approachable, Marni and Shannon exude confidence, they both possess outstanding knowledge of the market, and they always treated us as a priority throughout the process of selling our home and purchasing a new home. From the initial pricing, listing and showing of our home to the many open houses and negotiations we were involved in, they ensured that we always felt taken care of and that our needs were being met in every sense of the word. Prior to each open house, Marni and Shannon came into our home to prepare it for viewings and made it a priority to ensure that our property was treated with complete respect and a sense of care. Their communication skills and related dependability speaks for itself and we always felt that we could count on them to be upfront, well-organized and dedicated. We had, and continue to have, complete trust and faith in Marni and Shannon and their expertise in all areas of real estate is matched only by their fierce commitment to their clients. Exceptionally helpful, knowledgeable and easy going, Marni and Shannon made the typically overwhelming task of selling one's house not only easier than we had imagined but worthwhile and rewarding. It gives us great pleasure to recommend them unreservedly and without a shadow of a doubt, we know we'd use them again!
~ Richard and Lisa Weidman

Marni and Shannon are fantastic. I was referred by my brother who had recently bought his home with help from them. I expected excellent customer service as I had already heard all the great experiences he had. From day one, Marni and Shannon exceeded my expectations. These ladies carefully listened to my needs, responded to my texts and e-mails in a very timely manner, guided me through the whole process, and I had fun working with them! Most importantly, they did not rush me at all. They said they were fine with me taking months and years to find the perfect home and they really meant it. I am now in my dream home. Thank you Marni and Shannon!
~ Thomas Park

We were first-time home buyers and wanted realtors who were truly looking out for our best interests - we made a fantastic choice going with Marni and Shannon. What a dynamic duo! They not only were incredibly informative, but they were patient throughout all of the ups and downs of looking for a place. Marni and Shannon are incredibly kind and were always there for us - day or night. They were calm, encouraging and actually really fun to work with. We really appreciated their positive energy and willingness to reach out to us proactively letting us know about listings, checking-in on how we were doing throughout the process, and always being available for questions or looking at homes. We would definitely use Marni and Shannon again - they are a fantastic team.
~ Eric and Debra Bulmash

People say buying and selling a house is one of the most stressful life changes. Thanks to Marni and Shannon our experience was fun and easy, not at all stressful! They were professional, helpful, supportive, knowledgeable and genuinely cared about us and the process. Our house sold in less than 2 weeks thanks to amazing pictures, overall marketing, resources and their knowledge of our neighbourhood. When buying, we were guided every step of the way right down to final negotiations. If and when we decide to move again, we wouldn't even think of using anyone but them. Grateful clients and friends.
~ Todd and Candice Thal

Shannon and Marni are an outstanding real estate team. We are not first time home buyers but these two lovely gals were the most attentive and best team we have encountered when looking for a property. They are both knowledgeable about real estate and very patient and professional. They spent time getting to know us and to understand what we needed and what would suit our lifestyle. We received quick replies to our many questions, often from both agents but always from at least one of them. Their skill sets complement each other perfectly and we benefited greatly from their knowledge while searching for the ‘right place’. Working with Shannon and Marni was a great experience and made our search a pleasurable one. They helped us find our new home, a property that we are loving and one that we find more enjoyable each day. Thank you, Shannon and Marni!
~ Alex and Cheryl

Hard working, passionate, determined, outside the box thinkers....these are just a few words to describe Marni and Shannon. This dynamic duo always went above and beyond their job description. They were approachable at all hours and never made us feel badly for asking questions or sending numerous e-mails. Having interior design as part of their background added a whole other dimension. With their combined talent, they showed us what could truly be achieved with a property. They helped us sell our house at a competitive price and we have no doubt they will help us find our dream home! We thank them for their guidance, support and diligence throughout this stressful period. Their commitment and professionalism was very evident and we were so impressed with their work ethic and high energy. It was clear to see from the beginning, why they are so successful. They make things happen! We would not hesitate to recommend Shannon and Marni to our friends, family and associates. You are a Class Act and we are glad you were representing us! We can't thank you enough for your efforts. Looking forward to working with you in the near future!!
~ Noah and Donna

As first time home buyers, we were very cautious in taking our first step in to the world of Vancouver's competitive real estate. We wanted to find the right people to help guide us into making the right decisions, and were very thankful to find Marni and Shannon. Their follow-ups were phenomenal and responded instantaneously to all our emails and texts. They made sure we didn't get ourselves in to any uncomfortable situations or deals and always looked out for our best interests. Marni and Shannon not only helped us finding the perfect home but went beyond what we ever asked for to keep us in utter satisfaction. These ladies are very hard working professionals who love what they do with genuine passion. We have absolute trust in referring Marni and Shannon to all our friends and would love to work together again in a heartbeat.
~ Moon Sun & Terry

Have you ever had a dream? A different home? A different neighborhood? More living for less money? Well I shared my dream with Shannon and Marni. I didn't know if it was possible. I didn't know if I was convinced I wanted to move. But they agreed to take me to see some houses to help me decide - knowing full well that I might decide not to do anything. Fast forward 1 year. Living in a better home, better neighborhood, more than I even dreamed of. House sold with as little disruption to my family as possible. Got a very fair price. Bought for a very good price. Decorating my new home with some very helpful suggestions. Shannon and Marni were amazing for both our purchase and our sale. They went above and beyond our expectations. I would recommend them to my friends - in fact, I already have!
~ Dr. Judy Wolfe

Our experience with Marni and Shannon was fantastic. They are a team that you can feel comfortable with and trust to be looking out for your best interests. We are not first time buyers/sellers and therefore have previous experiences to compare to. They helped us with both selling our old house and purchasing an amazing new home. Despite juggling multiple clients, they were extremely responsive, efficient and resourceful and it never felt like they were too busy for us. Their dedication to ensuring the transactions were completed to our satisfaction is very commendable. There are always up and downs associated with selling or buying a home but Marni and Shannon’s positive attitude to getting things done right helped us tremendously through the some of these stressful and frustrating times. We would certainly use them again in the future.
~ Nelson and Sheila

It was our pleasure to work with Marni and Shannon on the purchase of our first home. As the first time buyers we had more questions than answers and Marni and Shannon walked us through the whole process starting with the endless viewings and up to the delivery of the keys. Marni and Shannon were able to find the perfect home for us for a perfect price. Their professionalism was evident and their help was priceless. The service Marni and Shannon provide is exceptional and they don’t compromise for anything less than perfection. We absolutely love our home and couldn’t wish for a better realtor. We would recommend Marni and Shannon to all of our friends and family members.
~ Tanya and Igor Markovich

Efficient, passionate, knowledgeable AND heart ! That is how I describe the dynamic duo - Shannon Ezekiel and Marni Tritt of Real Estate Outside The Box. Their experience instilled confidence and they walked more than an "extra mile" to secure what I needed to turn my house into a home. Thank-you, Shannon and Marni!
~ Liese Kleinfeld - Vancouver

We had an excellent experience with Marni and Shannon in purchasing our first home together. We never felt pressured in the process and because of that we were able to narrow in on a neighbourhood and place that fit our lifestyle and we couldn't be happier. We look forward to working with you again next time we need to buy or sell a property. Thanks again Real Estate Dream Team!
~ Cherie and Jason Broz - Vancouver

We had been looking for a new home on the west side of Vancouver for a long time. Marni and Shannon took the time to understand what were looking for in a new home. They identified and presented options that best met our criteria and patiently and thoroughly took the time to tour us through a number of homes, often on short notice and always in accordance with our own difficult schedule. Once we found the right property, Marni and Shannon quickly and professionally ensured that all of the required paperwork and investigations were taken care of to avoid any surprises and secure the property. Marni and Shannon were both consistently available, responsive and informative from the beginning of our search right through to beyond our taking ownership and possession of the property.
~ C & S Vancouver

Shannon & Marni weren’t just our realtors; they became our trusted advisors who adopted our search for a new home as their own. They looked at every place from a personal perspective and provided candid feedback based on our criteria. Their knowledge and experience helped make our house hunt a quick and enjoyable process. They were always available to answer any questions we had during our search. Having realtors who were attentive, proactive and accessible made it stress-free and we have subsequently recommended them to friends, family and anyone who will listen.
~ Stephanie and Pete Marshall

To all prospective home buyers and sellers. Our home was just recently sold by Marni and Shannon. So in our experience you can't do better than to have Marni and Shannon working for you whether buying or selling. Their attention to detail and their creative approach to your specific needs will get you where you want to go with your real estate transaction.
~ Dane Klassen and Sherry Armstrong, Burnaby

We really enjoyed having Marni and Shannon represent us as our realtors. They provided comprehensive service both in selling and buying our new home, far beyond our previous experiences with other realtors. Their collective skills and expertise complement each other well and they work together as a team which made us feel supported throughout this process. It became very clear that both Marni and Shannon are very caring, reliable and knowledgeable realtors who are eager to serve their clients in a professional manner. We are very appreciative of all of their hard work and efforts and highly recommend them.
~ A & A, Vancouver, B.C.

We are first-time homebuyers who recently relocated from Toronto and wanted to narrow our options to a viable shortlist prior to landing in Vancouver. Marni and Shannon helped us narrow our search to a few key neighbourhoods and acted as our eyes and ears in the weeks leading up to our move. They saved us an incredible amount of time and energy by taking the guess work out for us – they viewed a number of listings for us and even brought back some video footage to help us better understand the neighbourhoods. Did I mention it was dead of winter and pouring rain? I arrived in Vancouver shortly after Christmas and Marni and Shannon were ready. They had listings prepped and a plan for where we should go and when. Within a week of my arrival, we had fallen in love with a property that was not only everything we were looking for, but was also well within our budget. With Marni and Shannon’s guidance, we submitted a competitive offer that we were very happy with and that was ultimately accepted by the sellers. Marni and Shannon’s support didn’t end there. They supported us in finding a mortgage broker and a lawyer, were there for us when we took possession, and have continued to help us with all kinds of things after our closing date. We are absolutely thrilled with the level of service we received from Marni and Shannon and hope that they will agree to be our agents for every real estate transaction we do going forward.
~ Sarah Anderson Director, Talent Acquisition, Retail (Canada) ARITZIA

We had a great experience working with Shannon and Marni, who helped to sell our condo in a slowing market. They were very positive and professional throughout the entire process. We especially appreciated how they kept us up to date and responded promptly to our questions. We are more than happy to recommend Shannon and Marni.
~ The Leung Family, Vancouver

Our real estate experience with Shannon and Marni was both personable and professional. As out of town sellers, we were referred by a fellow owner. Upon meeting them, we felt we were in very capable hands. They communicated all pertinent information to us in a timely manner, updated the results of their open house presentations, and treated both our property and the building residents with the utmost respect. We would feel very comfortable recommending them.
~ Roger and Wendy Sayer, Roberts Creek

After supporting us and answering our questions for seven years, we were pleased that Shannon finally helped us both sell our house and buy a downsized house. She and partner Marni have been fantastic in walking us through the transactions. Shannon and Marni are two eminently honest and trustworthy people.
~ Shi-Ling Hsu, Vancouver

We HIGHLY recommend our realtors! They helped us buy our first home, a townhouse in Kitsilano, as we were expecting our first child. More recently, (and another child in the picture), they provided us with very sound advice with respect to the timing of listing our townhouse and purchasing a new home. Their advice was honest and wise and truly made with our best interests in mind. In addition to providing sound a reliable advice, they went to great lengths to show our home on so many occasions and took us to countless homes to view. Because they work as a team, one was always available. They always returned calls or emails within minutes. They had amazing and creative ideas in a tough market as to how to feature our townhome and get people in to see it, which eventually lead to the sale of the townhouse in a very challenging market. Being in tune with all of our needs and tastes, they were then able to find us our existing house before it was even officially listed on the market. We were able to buy it at the very lowest point in the market which was a huge benefit to us and over a year later, we are so thankful and thrilled with our new home with is perfect for our family. They must have taken us to look at about 25 homes before this one. We knew they were providing excellent service throughout our experience, but we have come to learn just how exceptional they were when we compare our experience with other people's experiences. We haven't spoken to anyone who got the same kind of attention and service we did. They love their work and it shows. We cannot recommend them enough! They were beyond excellent
~ Lisa Ridgedale and Ward Phillips, Vancouver

These superlative real estate agents. They know their business, their market and their city. They are no pressure saleswomen who are intelligent, professional and very pleasant to work with. They recently helped us sell our house and did so in a very expedient way and managed to get us a sale well over our asking price. Their strategy was perfect for our particular house in today’s unique market. On the buying side, they both spent endless hours researching, and taking us around to many condos to find the one for us. They did not hesitate to discourage us from properties which they knew had known problems. They ascertained what we really wanted in a condo by reading between the lines in all our conversations and found us the perfect place. Their whole method of service was about us, not about them or their business. They are humble, appreciative, thoughtful and kind people who pay attention to all the details. They are communicative, clear and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend to anyone in the market to buy or sell a property. Thanks again!
~ Courtney Smith and Kathy Barrett, Vancouver

“It was nothing but a pleasure to have this team in our corner. You were responsive, fast, on the ball and you did a great job finding us our first house! We look forward to having you represent us again.”
~ Marc & Karen Telio, Vancouver

You did a fantastic job selling our condo. As you know, my wife and I had listed our penthouse at UBC last year. Though the market had been strong last May/June, we were unable to generate much interest, and during our six-month listing period did not receive an acceptable offer. We therefore terminated the listing. We received your mailer soliciting new listings almost concurrently with our decision to re-list our property. Your well-written letter of solicitation prompted us to invite you for a conversation. Our initial conversation was very positive, and our impressions were fully bourne out by facts. To our delight, after a three-week listing, we received an offer which led to the sale. Thanks to your skillful guidance, our sale price was very close to the list price. It was a joy dealing with you throughout our short relationship. We will certainly turn to you again with all our real estate dealings. We wish you the best in your future endeavours.
~ Volker E. Stockmann, Vancouver