Client Reviews

The Jill Ritchie team have sold 3 houses for us and guided us through the purchase of 2 properties since 2006. Both Jill and MaryGwen have a very keen eye for detail, as well as comprehensive knowledge of the real estate market in Halifax. I know with certainty that their input in preparing our last 3 homes for sale, resulted in sales, with our last home being sold to the first visitors during the very first week that it was listed. They looked at our home through the eyes of a buyer and gave us honest feedback and a “to do” list. When we were finished with our preparation, our home looked like it jumped out of the pages of a magazine and the SOLD sign was on the lawn before we knew it!

Jill and MaryGwen’s comprehensive knowledge also prevented us from over-paying for 2 properties. Jill and MaryGwen make sure that they know their clients and their needs. Buying real estate is an emotional transaction and I couldn’t put a value on their objectivity, advice and area knowledge.

Thank you Jill and MaryGwen!
— Katie Wilson Day & Doug Wilson

Jill and MaryGwen are lovely both personally and professionally. When they did a pre-sale assessment at my house, they walked me through each room and made helpful suggestions on how to stage them. I decided to stay in my house a few more years, but when I’m ready to sell, I have every confidence that Jill and her team will help me navigate the process, thanks to their experience and expertise.
— Jane Doucet

Working with Jill to buy our first home was an absolute pleasure. As first time home buyers we didn’t know what to expect and Jill guided us through the whole process from start to finish with class and expertise. She is very knowledgeable about the market and we loved and appreciated her fearless and honest advice. We loved working with Jill and would recommend her to anyone!
— Jonathan and Jeanette MacLanders

Jill Ritchie is an amazing real estate agent!! She found us the perfect cutest house in our price range and was an absolute joy to work with. If anyone is even considering buying a house, I recommend her 100x over!
— Becky James

When we were considering buying our first home we were recommended Jill Ritchie as a real estate agent, and we can’t tell you how pleased we were that we found Jill! She and her team turned the stressful and daunting prospect of first time home ownership into an exciting and positive experience. We loved our first home, but years later, when our family grew, and it was time to move on we knew exactly who to call. Jill and her team helped us navigate the sale of our first home and the purchase of our second house. Because of her vast experience, knowledge and great sense of humour, the whole experience was pleasant and actually fun! Thank you Jill!
— Colette and Mark Vallee

Jill and MaryGwen are all about helping you find and choose a location that you connect with. They aren’t about finding you a house as quickly as possible. More importanly, they want to get to know you, what location and type of space makes you happy, meets your criteria, to find you a home that you can create your own experiences in, today, tomorrow and years to come. A team that will be beside you, start to finish!
— Alex Vodicka

Jill came to me as a recommendation from people who bought two homes with her. I trust their judgement and intuition and was not disappointed. I ended up buying my first and present home with the Jill Ritchie Team and continue to recommend them to people who want their time well spent. The first home I bought, Jill knew right from the start what I was looking for and did not waste my time with anything else. Her enthusiasm equaled mine as a first time home buyer. Lines like, “I wouldn’t let you buy that house” or “I can do better than that” made me realize I had the right agent. She phoned, said “I found the one and will pick you up in 10 minutes, put in an offer within the hour or we’ll lose it”. This resulted in me finding the perfect home. Jill ticked all the boxes. The second home took a lot more effort on both Jill and MaryGwen’s part logistically. We ended up buying it through a fax machine on a layover from the Helsinki airport lounge. They had to go the extra mile at odd hours and odd area codes to make it work but you always know they’ll make it work. I can’t imagine another real estate team with more enthusiasm or thorough professionalism that Jill and MaryGwen bring to the experience of home buying.
— Sandy Crocker

We have worked with Jill and MaryGwen, both buying and selling, and can’t say enough about how great they are to deal with. Always professional (but fun too), considerate and very knowledgeable about the real estate market in Halifax. They’re a great team and we highly recommend them!
— Sharon & Paul Kavanagh

When we were moving back to Halifax from Ottawa, friends highly recommended team Jill Ritchie. We were so glad they did. Doing a move from away could be very challenging, to say the least, however with their help it went very smooth. MaryGwen provided us with lstings from the area in advance of us actually visiting in Halifax. This made it easy for us to narrow down homes to view during the short time we were here to purchase a home. Once we arrived in Halifax and met Jill you would have thought we were old friends. Her friendly nature and professional knowledge certainly made our home buying experience very pleasant. We would highly recommend team Jill Ritchie.
— Peggy and Trent Bradford

Jill is the Queen of West End real estate. We met Jill and her team some twenty years ago when they helped us buy our dream family home. Jill is the perfect blend of professional and “salt of the earth.” She works tirelessly for clients. We have since passed Jill’s name on to many friends and family and they feel the same. Jill and her team are one of a kind and second to none.
— Peter and Shelley James

We got amazing results with Jill and MaryGwen in the purchase and sale of our downtown Halifax condominiums. We were delighted with their energetic, positive approach and knew they did everything possible to look after our real estate needs. They are so approachable, knowledgeable, effective, hard working and conscientious. Always with a smile!
— Lorraine Williston and Pam Williams

Jill Ritchie was a great asset in buying our West End, Halifax home. She was very patient and took us too see many, many houses before we found the one we wanted. Jill knew we wanted to have the perfect place in the right neighbourhood and didn’t ever try to convince us or sell us on a property. When we did find the right house in a high demand area, she acted quickly to secure the sale.
— Denise Jamieson and Paul Williams

Jill Ritchie has helped my family buy and sell several houses over the last 10 years. She is wonderful to work with. When you sell with her, she analyzes the market carefully and gives an estimate for the value of the property that is always accurate - she is a true expert. She also helps you increase the value of each house by advising on how to best present it. If you want to buy a house, Jill knows exactly what is available. The feature I value most about Jill is her total honesty; she will not compromise her principles. When you list a house with Jill, you know she will get you good results and when you work with Jill and MaryGwen, the experience will always be positive because they are lovely people.
— Pat Harding

It was a pleasure working with Jill and MaryGwen when looking to buy our first home! They helped us find exactly what we were looking for! They gave great advice and supported us throughout the entire process! Buying your first home might seem daunting, but not with Jill and the Jill Ritchie Team!
— Erika and Luke

Jill helped my husband and I buy and sell our first home (in 6 short months). Jill was very patient, easy to talk to and knowledgeable, she made both the buying and selling process easy and enjoyable. I would certainly recommend Jill and her team to friends and family.
— Lindsay and Nathan