Lynn Bourgonje

The thought of selling my beautiful cabin property this past spring created huge stress and anxiety in me. Then I was put in contact with Don and Marianna. Upon meeting them I was instantly at ease. Their genuine care and professionalism took all my worries away. I knew I was in good hands. They not only did the things one would expect from a realtor, they went above and beyond. Their marketing strategy and innovative bidding process enabled me to sell my home in a record one month, and get the exact price I wanted for it. I couldn’t be more ecstatic! It was an absolute pleasure working with Don and Marianna. They made selling my lake house carefree and simple and for that I am supremely grateful.

I would not hesitate at all in recommending this incredible couple if you are thinking of selling your home. I would rate them a 5/5!!

Don and his wife Marianna Blocka have assisted us when we were moving from Toronto to Calgary Alberta, it is very difficult organizing details long distance and they both went above and beyond the call of duty and we so appreciate their assistance and attention to detail. There were so many logistics to work out and somehow they did everything without any issues or problems, plus we got the home of our dreams and it was exactly what we wanted at a very very fair price. Their advice for negotiation worked out perfectly and we now have the home of our dreams for a very fair price. Right now I am finally sitting in the house on a gorgeous Hill called nose Hill Park with a view of the Rocky Mountains and the Calgary ski jump from the 1988 Olympics and the moving truck has finally left us in peace and we are so happy to be here, Don and Marianna fixed every small detail and assisted us in always necessary to make all of this happen and we will always be appreciating it. Feel free to call for more details

I have never heard of a real estate agent literally buying housewarming gifts for their new home owners but somehow Don and Marianna once again went above and beyond the call of duty and they brought us some stunning kitchenware special skillets, quality like I have never seen before, it was totally unexpected and what a lovely additional touch. I know we will be thanking them for years to come when we use these amazing products that was very very sweet and thoughtful, thank you again

Trish Obrien

Dear Marianna and Don


We want to thank you for your knowledge and professionalism in our home sale and new home purchase. You took the time to research every aspect of our transactions. Your recommendations in preparing our home for sale, as well as the selling price were right in line with market demands. It served us well in selling our home in only a weekend! Then came finding the right home at the right price for our family's needs. This can always be an adventure! With a long term outlook for our next home, you were able to narrow down homes and areas suited to our needs. The space we needed, a place to entertain and a retreat from the city. We can say that we have truly found our dream home. Thank you so much for the time and effort in making this a reality for us.


Mike and Darcia Hansen


From a fellow realtor - Toni Bousquet



Don, "Thank you so much for going the extra mile for me in my quest to locate an RPR. Although we haven't (yet) done a transaction together, you extended a helpful hand in helping a fellow realtor. It is too bad that I couldn't get that co-operation from the realtor involved in the transaction, so I sure appreciate your stepping up to the plate. In my mind, it is sales done the old fashioned way - in the spirit of co-operation - not confrontation. Further, the lawyer at Cornerstone was equally helpful - I should actually have a copy of our RPR on Monday. My clients are very excited about their new home."



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Dear Mr. Arsenault;


We would like to express our total satisfaction with Don Blocka and Maxwell Realty. We have just completed a land purchase with Don and his knowledge and professionalism far exceeded any other agents we have used in the past. He consistently surpassed our expectations and went out of his way to deliver exceptional service. We will use Don in any future dealings we have and will certainly recommend him to all our friends. He is a credit to his profession and an asset to your organization!




Cindy Hogg and Ian Shurville



Dave Eger, - Associate Broker MaxWell Canyon Creek


As per our discussion, I wished to pass on feedback regarding our recent dealings with Marianna Kindrachuk. I have copied her on this email as well. I would appreciate if you could reply to confirm your receipt of this.



In short, we (my wife and I) were extremely pleased with the work and effort put forth by Marianna, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced realtor.



We relocated from Malaysia and Marianna's name was given to us by a family friend. All of our communications with Marianna were from Malaysia via email primarily, with the occasional phone call. We had been looking on the MLS to get a general idea of what we thought we wanted. Marianna then took that much further and was very helpful to generate a listing of properties that may be of interest to us. We found her questions to be very direct (to the point), her comments / opinions to be informed, and her responses (email) were very prompt.


Our house-hunting trip to Canada was planned for April. As we got closer to the travel date, Marianna worked with us to narrow down specifics on what we liked, then to narrow down the list of properties. She was able to help us select more favorable properties by review of location, proximity to major arteries, etc. Again, all of this was from abroad.


On short notice, we were able to get a flight to Calgary two days earlier than originally planned. We recognize the inconvenience that this imposed on Marianna, yet she was able to re-schedule some previously arranged appointments. We truly appreciated this.


We finally met face-to-face with Marianna, and began our search for a new home. Marianna worked with us to review available properties of interest to us, and also a strategy for seeing them (by area). Each morning she showed up with print-outs of the homes we were to see that day. She was clearly well organized, very professional and efficient.


As for viewing each home, we found her again to be very efficient and made effective use of time. Upon entry at some homes, it was immediately obvious that the home was not what we were looking for. Marianna often noted this as soon as we did, and no further energy was made to view a home that didn't fit. This worked well for us.


Inside the homes, Marianna was quick to point out any upgrades or attractive features within, while at the same time bringing any deficiencies to our attention. There was also discussion on resale implications on a number of homes.


After two days, we viewed approximately 20 homes and had not yet found "the one". We decided to try a new area, and Marianna was quick to identify, arrange, and show us homes in there. It was here that we found a home that appealed to both of us.


Negotiation of the sale price was relatively painless. Again, Marianna was both prompt and accomodating when it came to getting forms signed, deposit cheques transferred, etc.


Sometimes you wonder how the realtor's attitude will change after the paperwork has been closed out. With Marianna, it never changed, even after we took possession of the house. We had a few minor issues after possession, but Marianna followed each of them up with the same diligence that she displayed early on.



I hope I have adequately provided some specifics on why our experience with Marianna was so positive. It is always a treat to meet people that are as knowledgeable and professional as Marianna.