I knew nothing about buying a home. I told her I needed a place that was in a safe area and let her know how much I had to work with. She was so gracious and patient with me even though I ended up looking for a long while. When I finally decided on a home, she negotiated beautifully with the owner and guided me with all the inspections and paperwork. She worked a miracle for me. I would recommend Jill to anyone knowing they will be taken good care of her. Now, I have to let you know that I have grown to care about Jill as a human being and ask that anyone who works with her to treat her with the respect she deserves. She knows this area better than anyone else. I now have a home that is in a beautiful area, was a great price (thanks to her), and know that I would use her skills again in a heartbeat.
Jill is the best real estate agent I've ever worked with, bar none. She was recommended to me by a friend who described her as "terrific," which is absolutely accurate. She is a highly intelligent, capable person who is a pleasure to work with. Jill is extremely knowledgeable about real estate in general, and the local real estate market in particular. She knows everything about Humboldt County, and I do mean everything, as her family has been here for multiple generations. She is well-versed in real estate law, both state and local, and so can provide solid advice regarding the suitability of a piece of property for a particular purpose. The woman is tireless, and did not blink at looking at houses with me for a solid two years before I bought my home, remaining bright and cheerful throughout. It was Jill who found the perfect house for me, taking me to see it before it was even officially on the market. She is a master at matching people with the perfect home, and she sure did it for me. Thank you Jill!!
Jill Macdonald is very knowledgable in real estate and works diligently with the seller, buyer, inspectors, appraiser and mortgage lender to ensure that everything came together in a timely manner, and everyone was properly and truly satisfied. Her negotiation skills, expertise and responsiveness were excellent and second to none! Jill Macdonald in our opinion is highly recommended and the best!
Upon the sale of investment property in Trinidad, I needed to buy like-kind investment real estate, and I needed it quickly due to the 90-day close provision of the Starker 1031 exchange rules. I was looking in many California cities.
Jill found two great properties for me. She took all of my circumstances into account and found excellent-fit properties that are now providing for my retirement, maximizing my investment dollars. She listens extremely well. She accommodated my changes of mind; she understands that people just do that when looking for real estate. It's all about attitude and skill and her attitude is always positive and her skills are top notch. When another party to the contract errs or delays, she gently helps them to get it together so that you get what you want. She meets deadlines. She is very sharp, very perceptive about you, and about the other party. She knows how to steer you away from things that you do not want, but she'll take the time to show you the less-than-perfect property and let you realize it yourself.
When I needed a personal residence 18 months later, I turned to Jill again. This took a bit longer, and again I was looking for property in Eureka and elsewhere. I finally settled on a nice Humboldt county victorian. She helped me to get a great price on a fine old home that I love. There were glitches in the closing, which she skillfully handled.
Jill has excellent local contacts and will help you with ancillary needs. She knows the right people.
Without reservation I recommend Jill Macdonald, and when I need more property, or if I sell, there is no question she is the one I'll turn to. You can't do better than Jill. And no, we're not related and do not have any business partnerships. Her services are top-of-the-line.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $275K in Arcata, CA.
We were first referred to Jill in 2006 by a friend and were so thankful for that! Jill has now represented us for two home purchases, each with their own set of challenges. Jill never shied away from any issues or challenges and will work hard to get you what you want. Jill was always incredibly professional, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. Her background education and personal interest in our local area's architecture is a huge bonus, and her recommendations for professionals to work with for the inspections and repairs were excellent. I highly recommend Jill Macdonald!