A passion for Vancouver and Vancouver real estate motivated me to enter the industry. My point of differentiation is my extensive business background, an MBA from Simon Fraser University and my total commitment to providing exemplary service and in-depth knowledge to my clients in every real estate transaction.
An active participant in all things Vancouver, I have served on the Advisory Board of the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale, the Board of the Endeavour Society, as a Director of the Arts Club Theatre, the Stanley Theatre, Simon Fraser University’s Executive MBA Alumni Board and Director of the BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association.
A former member of the University Women's Club at Hycroft . The club house, Hycroft mansion just off The Crescent in Shaughnessy, is an outstanding example of Vancouver real estate of yesteryear! Image a lifestyle that included a coach house, ball room, servants quarters and landscaped grounds perfect for summer parties or a game of croquette. Although my personal style runs to contemporary, I really appreciate the grandeur of this property.
My membership at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Associates allows me to indulge one of my other passions - art and sculpture. Not only does the Gallery present some exciting international exhibits, I'm also able to see some of the best private collections in the City and out of the City. In the past two years, the Art Associates have arranged a tours of the New York and Boston art scene. I'm currently serving on the steering committee with responsibility for travel tours - who knows where what great exhibits and cities, we'll visit in 2012!
I love Vancouver and one of my greatest pleasures is showcasing this great city to people from around the world! Vancouver has so much to offer in terms of beauty, culture and community!
My mission is to provide the essential information, relevant facts, up-to-the-minute real estate market statistics and knowledgeable guidance that give my clients the competitive edge...every time in every real estate transaction.
My proven marketing systems deliver outstanding results and my step-by-step information kits ensure that each client has a comprehensive understanding of the real estate process.
Thinking of buying or selling Vancouver real estate, contact me today. Backed by the RE/MAX network of real estate professionals and a team that includes key resources such as lawyers, lenders and home inspectors, I’ll ensure that that every outcome is a positive experience!
If you or your friends, family or colleagues are thinking about selling or buying now or in the near future, contact me directly. Click here to see what my clients have to say about me.
Proud mother of Jeff Leyland, a sportscaster who has returned to Vancouver after working and living in Toronto for three years. I enjoyed getting to know Toronto and seeing it through a totally different lens under the enthusiastic guidance of Jeff.
While in Toronto, Jeff was the Weekend Sports Anchor for CHCH in Hamilton, worked for the NHL Network and freelanced for TSN. Prior to moving to Toronto, Jeff was on air at The Team 1040 and weekend sportscaster at City TV.
Jeff is currently preparing for the second season of his Saturday morning golf show on a local radio station and enjoying being back in his home town!
For his complete bio, click here: Jeff Leyland Bio. For more details, visit Jeff at: www.jeffleyland.ca
MBA from Simon Fraser University
A graduate of Simon Fraser University, I received my Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Simon Fraser University in 1999. The knowledge gained in this achievement provides me with the business tools that benefit my clients in transacting real estate sales and purchases.
Guild Member of the Luxury Home Marketing Institute
Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence required. Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have documented performance in the TOP 10% of their markets, and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market.
Certified Residential Specialist
|Medallion Club Member 2006 2007 2009
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver recognizes the accomplishments of top producers every year through the Medallion Club. These achievers are in the TOP 10% and excel in combined MLS® listings, sales and dollar volume. Each year Medallion members are honoured for their efforts and accomplishments.
|Recognition within the RE/MAX organization for significant cumulative achievement.|
|Recognition with the RE/MAX organization for annual achievement.|
"Donna's professionalism and attention to detail combined with her knowledge of Coal Harbour as a resident herself, resulted in a very quick sale. We had an offer within days of listing." Corinne & Dave R.
It couldn’t have done without her. She worked hard and smart to sell my home quickly for the best value, plus help me get into my new home virtually stress free. She did all this in one week….wow." Sandra M.
"Hi, I just wanted to let you know that we just bought a condo at UBC with help from Donna Leyland. We are thrilled with the service and assistance she provided. She was so friendly, insightful and knowledgable about the condo world. She met with us whenever we were available and listened carefully to what we were looking for so that she never wasted our time looking at places that were unsuitable or out of our price range. Her professional manner is above reproach and she represents Re/Max very well. We will recommend her to anyone looking for a place in Vancouver. We are so grateful we had her working to find us a place. Cindy & Doug N.
"Thank you so much for making our condo purchase so easy and straightforward. You were a delight to work with – we appreciated your professional attention to detail, your advice and suggestions and the way you kept us informed every step of the way so it was worry free and a very enjoyable experience!" Teresa, Graham & Shelton
"I would like to extend my sincere thanks. The success of your "system" was very evident with the quick sale of our home. Although I would suggest that behind every successful system there must be a very smart person. I thank you for the concerted effort to keep me informed of matters that were important." Darlene & Jo M.
"Just a note to thank you for all your help. Your knowledge of the market and house buying process inspired great confidence. We appreciate ther time and effort you have put into our successful search for and purchase of a home in Vancouver. Your continuing communication is an added bonus and we hope to keep in touch often." Naomi & Doug R.
"We searched all over Vancouver to find a real estate agent that would help us to find our first home. Donna has been wonderful. She is knowledgeable, courteous, prompt, and loves working with couples that have children. The level of service was unbelievable. We found our house in a week! Vancouver can be a tough market, and Donna knows it well. She knows how to spot those hidden gems. We would refer her to anyone looking to buy in the Vancouver area. No disappointments here! Genevieve K. & Barry M.
"Donna Leyland is the consummate professional. Whether buying or selling, she works diligently to ensure her customers stay exceptionally well informed and very much an active part of the process. Her marketing driven approach to real estate ensures purchasers get the absolute best value for their dollar and guarantees sellers receive maximum exposure and offers on their listings." Shannon A.
"Donna provided expert advice and developed an effective marketing plan for our unit. She is very professional, demonstrates strong integrity and worked tirelessly on our behalf - we have no hesitation in recommending her. David & Carol S.
"Donna is tenacious with her strategic approach. She understands the Vancouver real estate market, her advice and expertise are supported by lots of research. I would whole heartedly recommend Donna to anyone who is looking to sell their home, at a price they will be most pleased with, in an experience that will leave you feeling very satisfied." A. Dang
"Donna Leyland is a personable, professional and dedicated to ensuring optimum results. With her outstanding background in sales and marketing, Donna developed a strategic marketing plan to sell my property. I highly recommend her services to those considering selling their home." Linda M.
“We recently decided to sell our condo. We chose Donna Leyland of Re/Max Select Properties. This was the best decision we could have made. She is so very knowledgeable, organized and closely monitors all details that are necessary in the process. Donna presented us with a three-ring binder with a full study of prices in the area and gave us a good feeling what we could expect of selling our home. Also this book contained the procedures she would take to market our place.”
“The first day that Donna listed our condo on MLS, she called us back and advised that she would be bringing some clients through that day. These people bought our place. We were so pleased. During the week of negotiations, etc. Donna kept in touch with us by email and phone and never left us wondering what was happening. We would highly recommend Donna. She knows the Coal Harbour area thoroughly.” Pat & Keith M.