Testimonials

“Mike McDonald is the ultimate professional. Mike was always the best at his job; very dependable, loyal and filled with eagerness to experience life as God had so blessed him. Mike was never given a golden spoon for he earned and fought for every goal he has obtained in his long and outstanding NFL career. Mike was a leader on our special teams and those leadership skills have naturally translated over into his business as Broker Associate at Remax Elite and as President & CEO at McProperties. I am proud to call Mike a friend today and a friend forever. Mike is a loyal family man who is extremely proud of his children and he is a role model for many. I would highly recommend Mike for anyone looking for expert Real Estate advice and especially in need of a caring agent that truly listens and only recommends properties for his client’s best interest. Mike’s attention to detail is impeccable and a huge asset for his business. Mike’s relationships either at work, in the community or with his family are extensive, intense, engaging and fruitful. Best of all…you can always rely that Mike will have your back at all times.” – Jim Everett, Managing Member at Jim Everett Company, LLC


“Mike sold our house and helped us find another to buy. When the financing on our Sale started to fall apart, Mike came through in the 11th hour to find financing for the Buyer and we were able to close Escrow on both homes on time. Thanks Mike, your marketing plan really did the job!” – Glenn and Marianella Loucks


“Mike, through your hard work and experience with 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges, we have been able to sell 10 Rental properties, our house, and 3 apartment buildings with 14 units, and were able to increase the number of units we now own and double our gross income without any liability. Timing is everything and you were always there to help. Thanks!” – Brian Wygle, Wygle Investments, L.P.


“Thanks Mike for helping us find the most adorable home for our family. You walked us through the process and explained everything along the way. We will be honored to refer you to anyone looking to sell or buy a home!” – Mike and Michelle Chapman


“Mike, thanks for helping is find the home we were looking for. You told us to be ready and you weren’t kidding! Within a few days, you called to tell us that you found our home. You negotiated a good price and helped with the financing.” – Ray and Rima Schideler


“Mike, we had been looking for months on our own, but when we described to you what we were looking for, you took us right to a new house you had listed and we fell in love! You were right when you said that after a few years and a child, we could sell that house and buy a bigger house. You sold this house for $20,000 more than what others said it was worth and found us a bigger house in a great neighborhood, and, we closed both on time. If we ever grow out of this house, there is no one else we would call!” –  Chris and Stacey Orrill


“After over 30 years of being in the same house, I was in a new season of life and it was time to sell. Other Realtors said I was crazy for wanting to list my house at the price I suggested. You thought it could be done. Your marketing plan was aggressive. The first Escrow fell apart due to the Buyer, however, you found a better offer with a higher net price to me. At my age, every penny does count. You were kind and courteous, always accessible for me, and even came by to see my new apartment.” – Margaret Perry


“Mike, thanks for the help selling our home and finding another quickly. There was no run-around, you cut to the chase and made everything come together. We got a great price for our house and did even better on the purchase. I appreciate your hard work and professionalism.” – Jon Ackerman


“Thank you for all your work in selling our home quickly at a good price. Our decision to relocate to Pennsylvania was quick and you worked hard to find the right Buyer. You were right on with the specific marketing plan for our house. Thanks again, Mike, and please use our name as a reference!” – Mike and Lori Genz


“I cannot emphasize this enough…..Mary Anne is THE BEST realtor! She made the whole process of selling my condo as smooth as possible..and there were definitely challenges and unexpected happenings that we together encountered along the way. Mary Anne went above and beyond my expectations for a realtor! She was wonderful to work with and always available to advise me as well as listen and reassure me that she was going to make sure everything would work out fine. And she was absolutely right! I am so grateful to have Mary Anne as my realtor and friend!” – Clare Hovan


“I’m writing this to let you know how Mary Anne and Mike helped me acquire my new condo in a very efficient manner. I am so happy that I decided to hire them to assist me with my purchase. Mary Anne and Mike walked me through every step of the buying process and made sure that I was aware of everything that was happening at all times. This team has a network of people that are reliable and as efficient as can be from Lenders, Escrow, Movers and Cleaning people. I especially liked the lender I was referred to. Kamili Samms is the nicest and coolest lady I’ve met. I am forever grateful to the both of them.” – Leny Hayag


“After a fairly long and unsuccessful search, we were referred to Mary Anne. After chatting with her once, we had a very good feeling she was going to make it happen and find a house that we could make our home. During the offering process, Mary Anne always made sure we had our best foot forward. She’d stay in close contact with us and the selling agent to make sure everyone was on the same page. And, for one of those homes, our good feeling turned out to be reality! Mary Anne found us our home in the location we wanted and well within budget. Throughout the entire process, she was very accessible and happy to help. Even when we were really feeling the pressure of the busy buying process, she was there to help counsel us on the process and make us feel more comfortable. She always went out of her way to make things run smoothly for us throughout the escrow process. Overall, Mary Anne was amazing! We were so lucky to be introduced to her and she now has our utmost trust in our future real estate endeavors!” – Zac Breverman


“Mary Anne is such a great realtor. We met her after searching for a house for almost 3 years. The housing market in Burbank is extremely tough, and incredibly infuriating. That is until we met Mary Anne. She showed us countless places, and weeded out the ones she knew we wouldn’t like. There was one time where I called her asking about a certain place, and she was already there looking at it before I had even asked. She’s super dedicated to her clients, and available pretty much whenever we needed, as we are both in the film industry and have crazy busy schedules. After working with her for 2 months, she found us an awesome house within our budget, and we couldn’t be more happy.

Not only is Mary Anne a great realtor, she is a great person and we consider her a close friend. She’s funny and witty, and made us feel like we had known her all our lives. We highly recommend Mary Anne Been for your housing needs, and I’m sure we will be using her to buy/sell in the future.

We couldn’t be more grateful for all of Mary Anne’s help into getting us into our first home!” – Jill & Adam


“Everyone had warned me about how painful the process of buying a house was and how competitive the market is and to be honest I didn’t know if I had the energy or will to go through it, especially as a single, first time buyer, and ex-pat with a busy work life.

I called my friend, and Realtor, Mary Anne Been to discuss and she said “Let’s just go look and see what’s out there”. Just 3 months later I was a homeowner!

The process could not have been easier, and this was mostly due to the honest and straightforward nature of Mary Ann. She answered all my dumb questions, she dealt with my pickiness as a first time buyer and she knew when to push and when to step back.

Buying a home is scary, one of the biggest financial commitments you can make, but Mary Anne made it less frightening and I always felt the support of her and her colleagues every step of the way. I recommend her to anyone who wants a no BS approach from someone who cares more about her clients than her commission.” – Kirsty Robson


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You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.

Find Your Next Home

You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even fresh paint can be the difference between a home sitting on the market and one that sells fast.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics

Oftentimes buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even fresh paint can be the difference between a home sitting on the market and one that sells fast.
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Sell a Home

When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.