After three years of working with Manny we finally pulled the trigger and purchased a new home. During that period, Manny was extremely patient, full of good advice and good humour and available to show us a house on short notice. We've enjoyed working with Manny and highly recommend him to anyone considering buying or selling a home.
Scott McLeman - Partner, Gowlings WLG
I have now had the pleasure of working with Manny on the purchase or sale of 8 different properties throughout the past 5 years. I first met Manny in 2008 and on each of the occasions I have had the privilege of working with him on, I have utilized his services because of the great end results he delivers. Most recently, in 2012 within a 6 month timeframe, Manny sold 2 homes for me and purchased 2 others. He is a consummate professional who works tirelessly to deliver excellent results. He is honest, trustworthy and and a true expert in the Calgary real estate market. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
As expats buying our first home in Canada, Manny was a lifesaver. Manny patiently explained and took us expertly through each stage of the buying process. We had fairly specific requirements; we wanted to stay in Springbank, where we had previously been renting, we ideally wanted an acreage and of course we had a budget. Manny was able to arrange the viewings around our busy timetables until he unearthed a gem of an acreage in a community we thought was out of our price range. Our circumstances were complicated by our expat status but Manny was able to secure us the house conditionally for an extended period of time whilst our paperwork came through. The process was surprisingly smooth and Manny guided us every step of the way. We found him extremely personable, incredibly knowledgeable and professional and above all else fully committed. He would sometimes have to call in fairly late at night and even then he never rushed us and would diligently answer our numerous questions. "Even after the sale was completed he continued to assist us in setting up our home; getting utilities connected, recommending alarm and septic tank companies and making sure everything was to our satisfaction. He was our go-to guy and did not once let us down. Unfortunately for Manny, this house is so perfect for our needs that we don’t think will be moving again for a very long time but I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Manny to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.
Andrew & Ruth Murray
These few sentences cannot express the words of our thanks, to both you Manny and Jen for all your efforts for us, to finally be able to purchase a house in Calgary. You have both made our dream come true, where so many others including our bank, said we did not qualify and could not do. We really appreciated Jen’s efforts in getting us qualified and hung through with us through the process, even though, it did not happen overnight. From the first moment we met you looking at another house, we felt comfortable and reassured that you were the agent we wanted in helping us identify the house of our dreams. What is to be truly commendable is that the night we were ready to put an offer down on another house, you called us and told us, you found another house. It was less expensive and a better to fit for our needs. Taking your advice, we held off another day and went to look at this house. After taking just one look, we knew this was the better choice, and fell in love with the house immediately not to mention, saving us over $20,000. Once we started the process, it went through very smooth and we really appreciate you organizing a lawyer for us to finalize the process, going through the home inspection while I was out of town and doing the little extra, to close the deal for us.The efficient, professional and at many times humorous times spent together, this experience for us, we’re happy to call you “our friend”. Because of this positive experience from the start, our house has now become a home and we both thank you both very much. I am extremely confident that you will make several families happy in the future and to fulfill their dreams come true as you did for us. Once again, these words are shallow compared to the extra efforts and commitment you gave to us and we thank you very much. With warm and sincere thanks
I found my perfect home! I am so thankful that I had the help through the entire process. Manny went above and beyond with helping out with lawyers, contractors and anything else I needed. I would call Manny up in a second if I ever needed another agent! You should work with him too, you won't be disappointed!
From www.BritishExpats.com : "Hello fellow Brits, My family moved to Calgary from the UK & we rented a house initially and recently bought a home in Calgary. I have gained most helpful advice from others of this forum, one of those discussions included a post by a fellow brit about a realtor called Manny Aldea... she only had great things to say about him. He was always available, never pushy and a true gentleman with a kind and caring nature. We are now very happy in our own home here in Calgary and Manny made the whole process so much easier than I thought it would be. I would urge you to contact him you will be so glad you did."
Listing and Selling our house with Manny changed the way we felt about the Real Estate Industry. It was such a pleasure to work with an honest, hard working, professional agent who truly had our best interests in mind. We felt as if we had created a highly motivated team who was working hard towards the same goal. Manny provided us with many resources that enhanced our ability to sell our home for our asking price quickly. As soon as we decided to list our home an action plan was put into place. Within a matter of days we were staged, photographed, and advertised. We had over ten showings on our first official day on the market and received a full asking price offer that same day. Manny has a deep understanding of the trends in the market and easily helped us price our property realistically. What I appreciated the most about working with Manny was his ability to explain the Calgary Real Estate industry in a thoughtful, respectful, and informative way. He always took the time to listen to and validate our concerns and then helped us make decisions by giving us honest insight. Not only did we sell our house but we learned a lot about Real Estate in the process. I would not hesitate to fully recommend Manny’s services to my closest friends and family. Thank you!
Just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You Manny! Not only did I purchase the home I've always wanted but I thoroughly enjoyed the entire purchasing process. We saw lots of houses, had lots of laughs and enjoyed some serious conversations around some potential purchases. Thank you for keeping things in perspective and pointing out all the PROs and CONs of all the properties we viewed. There is so much to take into account when you buy a home in Calgary but you made my life so much easier and totally exceeded my expectations!! We really appreciate your integrity and all the time effort you put into finding the right home for us. I just can't say enough about your talent. You're a total gem Manny - by far the best Calgary realtor in the city!I would strongly recommend Manny Aldea when purchasing or selling a home in Calgary; in my eyes I consider Manny one of the top realtors in Calgary! You're a class act!
We recently put our home up for sale and Manny was our Realtor of choice. From the warm smile that greeted us when we opened the door to the firm and genuine handshake when our home sold, Manny was a pleasure to work with. Manny is professional, knowledgeable, patient, honest, detail oriented, (especially when taking amazing pictures for the website and brochure) and possesses a quiet sense of humor. With his excellent communication skills, Manny kept us informed on a regular basis of showings, follow up and concluding with announcing ‘it’s sold’. We are pleased to recommend without hesitation, Manny Aldea to anyone who is planning to sell and/or buy a home. Thanks again Manny for all your hard work on the sale of our home – it truly was a pleasure working with you!
Dear Manny, Thank you for the opportunity to provide a referral for you. I was very pleased with your service and would not hesititate to recommend you to other clients. My condo in Calgary was listed with another major realty firm for approximately 6 months and I did not receive one offer on it. I listed it with Manny and within one month he had an offer and the condo sold. I was living in the Yukon at the time and Manny always kept in contact with me by phone and email. He listed it at a market price that would sell, marketed it aggressively, negotiated the sale with the potential purchaser and provided me with a a referral to a lawyer in Calgary who could assist with the closing. I was very pleased with the service I received and would recommend Manny to anyone considering buying or selling a home. I would be pleased to speak to anyone personally about my experience and have provided Manny with my contact information to forward to potential clients.
I build high quality infill homes in Calgary. They are unique in design and construction and I need a realtor who understands the many differences in materials and construction practices and who can convey this information to prospective purchasers. Manny has shown himself to be not only very capable but willing to go to great lengths to assist and educate home buyers. All the homes I have built have sold before completion or shortly thereafter due in no small part to Manny’s efforts. When my wife and I decided to sell our own residence recently to facilitate a move (a home Manny helped us find and purchase) we, of course, entrusted the listing to him and the sale was completed in only a few weeks at our target price. I would heartily recommend Manny to anyone in need of a qualified, honest, conscientious and hard working realtor.
Marv Burke, President, J and M Builders Ltd
Manny Aldea recently assisted our family in purchasing our new home. Manny is with a doubt one of the most professional and dedicated realtors I have ever engaged. He is meticulous, displaying great attention to detail and he is clearly a very experienced and highly-polished professional. Manny clearly and concisely explained all the stages of our purchase and proactively responded in a timely manner to any questions or issues that were raised. Manny ensured our house purchase was both smoothly conducted and timely progressed. Manny’s excellent pragmatic guidance and honest opinions when viewing properties is second to none. He is an excellent asset when securing your new home and I would highly recommend his services.
It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Mr Manny Aldea. There is no other agent in Calgary who would have been as efficient, hard working and committed as Manny was. He showed enthusiasm , professionalism and patience. He really cared about my situation and throughly explained the home buying process. He was always available, never pushy and a true gentleman with a kind and caring nature. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. If you are considering selling or seeking to purchase a home then you could do no better than Manny. Give him a call today you will be so glad that you did.
Advancing years and increasing health issues obliged my parents to move into a lodge from their home of 55 years. The decision to sell the property was a difficult one, especially since my father had built much of the house with his own hands. I knew it was critically important to find a capable real estate agent who could relate well with my elderly parents, as they dealt with a challenging situation. I called upon Manny Aldea. From their first meeting, Manny inspired trust and confidence. His warm, open honesty and natural empathy immediately assured all of us that he understood my parents’ needs and would serve them with respect. Throughout the whole undertaking, Manny kept mum and dad fully informed, while at the same time clarifying and simplifying what can be a bewildering process. My parents did get a good price for their home and in a timely fashion; however, much more importantly, they always felt fully in control, with their dignity completely respected. I would heartily recommend Manny Aldea to anyone considering a real estate transaction.
Thanks Manny for your patience and more importantly all the time you invested in finding our perfect home.. Hazel and the boys are enjoying the large back yard and not to mention the neighbours who have been wonderful. We have bought and sold 4 properties in the past and by far this has been the most professional and enjoyable experience of them all. Absolutely there will be no hesitation in referring your services to our friends and family.
Ken Moen, OWNER OF CALGARY CERTIFIED ALARMS INC.
Manny is an exceptional real estate agent and he was employed to sell my existing home and assist in finding a new home. I could not have asked any more from a Realtor in both areas. He was professional, friendly, trustworthy and honest. In the selling of my existing home he helped out with many “little things” such as checking on my pets, turning air conditioning or lights off and on and generally any small things I may have forgotten. I could count on him. Manny kept me well informed on both buying and selling aspects. I looked forward to viewing homes with him; we had many interesting conversations while on route to various neighbourhoods. Manny was patient and always went the “extra” mile. He stayed within the “specifics” I had set out until I found the perfect home. Selling and purchasing a home is stressful, Manny kept it fun and interesting. I had dealt with previous real estate agents but had never found the experience to be as pleasant or positive. I would not hesitate to recommend Manny to others interested in purchasing or selling a home and would definitely call him should need a realtor in future. Thank you Manny!
Manny, thanks again for helping my family with this purchase. You have made a complicated procedure go very smoothly over a short period of time!
He was great. The Realtor given to us by a friend was away on holiday so he recommended Manny. So honest with us about houses we viewed, lovely manner!