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Thank you for every answer to every question and making our first home-buy experience so smooth and easy. We are very grateful for your kindness!


- H & L, October 2018

Fall River, NS


My wife and I were considering a new build, and being quite detail oriented in our planning, there were a number of key criteria that we deemed as essential, but first it involved the sale of our home before we could go any further.  As it related to the build itself, Process, Customer Service, Communication and Quality were key to all decisions we would make over the course of this adventure and we did our homework.  We spent months interviewing almost a dozen builders, reviewing plans, quotes specifications and right from the get go, it was clear that Marchand Homes was the only builder who could turn this vision into a reality from home sale, to design, execution and closing.  One of the things they prided themselves on was that they operated like a family, and treated all their customers as such.  I would be lying if I told you initially that my wife and I didn't say "ok sure, that's what everyone says", but after the first meeting or two it was clear Marchand Homes provides a fully integrated team of experts to make the process seamless from the time you put your home on the market (if applicable) right through until you get the keys for your new home.  And guess what?  They literally are all family.


Process - Their spec build program was key to the success of this process in our particular case, as it enabled us to test the market with our own home while the concurrent construction of our new home began.  This low risk option allowed us to put down a small deposit on our new home to make it exclusive to us for a defined period, while allowing us a generous period to sell our home so that construction could immediately begin on the new home, accelerating the build timeline.  This would prove invaluable later.   Throughout all phases of sale and construction, their integrated team work seamlessly with each other to ensure our every need was met, all questions were answered and problems (if any) were never presented without solutions first.  We never felt for one minute that anything was not firmly under control which was reassuring, considering some of the nightmares we'd heard about from other building experiences.


Customer Service - Whether it was our Realtor Dan Chisholm coaching us through the sell and build transaction, our very creative and talented designer Miranda guiding our selections (literally right with us at the suppliers at times), our enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable Project Manager Gerry cracking the whip on the schedule and keeping us involved, or Jeff providing us with creative options, reassurance and the means to achieve our goals, Marchand Homes knocks it out of the park from a customer service perspective.  At any point during this process even if we hit a minor snag, the team immediately tackled each matter quickly and took it upon themselves to ensure we were happy no matter what.  Costs were clearly mapped out, allowances were simple and accurate and there were a wide variety of selections at our disposal which didn't turn into cost overruns or surprises later.  Solutions were always plenty, and problems were never persistent.


Communication - During what can be a daunting and uncertain process, nothing affects customer experience like communication whether it be good or bad. In this case, Marchand Homes will never leave you hanging and make themselves available at all levels to ensure your questions get answered to help guide decisions, or address any issue that may come up.  No matter what time of day, or day of the week, or type of question big or small, our comfort level was always high because with minimal delay our questions were always answered in a timely and comprehensive fashion.


Quality - In the end we were absolutely thrilled with the quality of our home, the finishes and the craftsmanship shown during all phases of construction.  Marchand Homes have been working with many of their sub-trades for years and it shows in their product as all details whether big or small are always considered.  On closing day during the walk through the Project Manager took detailed notes of any minor deficiency or oversight and literally within hours they were addressed.   Even in cases where there were a few minor omissions from the original plan which were our oversight, the Marchand team took it upon themselves to ensure they were addressed, at no additional cost to us which was greatly appreciated.


However, where Marchand Homes truly outdid themselves was on the timeline of our home from start to finish.  Upon learning that our house sold and there was a gap in closing dates between the old and the new house of about two months, the team somehow pulled off a miracle and got is into our new home almost 2 months early!  This saved us a significant amount of trouble, cost and inconvenience at no detriment to the overall quality of the product.  Marchand Homes delivers on all their promises and made this experience incredibly smooth, pleasurable and exciting as we watched our vision turn into reality.  Thank you Marchand Team!


Kris and Amy - October 2018

McCabe Lake Drive, Indigo Shores




Access, Detailed, Organized, Great Personality, needs to improve on nothing, 10 out of 10 on referring to family and friends and using again!

B & L, Wellington to Western Canada, August 2016

Dan's presentation of true market value of homes in our area is what got him the listing.  "Dan is the man!"  Dan arrived at our home with his presentation to list our home.  Both Kevin and I knew before his presentation that the listing was his.  Dan kept us informed on market changes and when the offer came in he worked very hard to bring it together satisfying both parties.  We would recommend Dan to anyone who wants a true market value for their home!
K and E, Enfield to their Happy Place, August 2017
We are truly grateful for all your assistance and extremely happy with our home and will definitely pass on your name within our circle of friends.

Many thanks for your assistance, as we would not have found a home that we love. Honestly speaking, you made the process very simple for us as we may have given up! Your real estate knowledge was undeniable helpful in guiding us through the many, many, pitfalls that we stumbled upon. 

We’re confident and without any reservations recommend Dan Chisolm to represent anyone in either buying or selling a home.

P&J, Kingswood North, May 2015 


By the way, your comment that "when a client loses an opportunity to buy what they felt was a perfect house for them, something better always comes along" rings true every day. I have never paddled so often. This is a wonderful spot for me. THANKS for your patience:).





Dan was an absolute professional in helping me buy my home in Fall River. He was avaialbe literally around the clock (unreal communication) and worked closly with me for 2 years to find the perfect place. Dan should really have his own TV show to demonstrate that real estate buying and selling can be stress free, profitable and fun. Do yourself a big favour and call DanChisholm.

Wanda C., Fall River, Nova Scotia


"My husband and I were in the early stages of planning our move back to Nova ScotiaWhile on vacation in Halifax when we decided to look at different neighborhoods in HRM. We fell in love with a neighborhood in Wellington (Oaken Hills) and looked into the various builders in the subdivision. Based on our research we decided to contact Skymark Homes as they offered great floor plans. We found that they were very quick and helpful to answer any questions we had. We later met with the Skymark team when our move was official, they walked us through the process and were extremely patient as we were first time home buyers. We lived out of province for the majority of our build and Skymark made it very easy to go through this process from a distance. 


Our project manager (Heath Pierson) as well as Rochelle, Evan and Dan made our first home purchase an extremely enjoyable experience. They completed our house three weeks early and were very mindful that we were eager to get settled in our new home. 

We've resided in our house for three months now and are very pleased with our home. You can see the attention to detail and quality of workmanship that Skymark Homes provides. "

C MacKenzie, Oaken Hills, September 2014


I recently had large task before me to sell our home to move out of province.  I made the mistake of listing as a "Private Sale" with a company who said it just as good as an agent.  After 10 months and 2 showings I decided to go back the an agent.  I called the agent we used to purchase the home four years earlier Dan Chishom. Well less than 5 weeks and many viewings later Dan had the house sold and got us in contact with an agent to purchase a new home. But that is not all... 
During this time my step-father passed away and my mom had decided to sell the house and I knew I could trust Dan to make sure my mom was treated fairly and got the most for her house even when she was in a very vulnerable position.  I am getting ready to go help my mom move after her house was listed for only a month.  I chose Dan Chishom not just because he can get your house sold but beacuse of his integrity and professionalism.  Dan cares about his clients and treats them with respect and values each one of them.
Pastor Scott Carroll,  Lantz, N.S., September 2013



The job he did...10 out of 10, recommend to family and friends...10 out of 10!

YS, Florida to Fall River, February 2013


I met Dan Chisholm when I was looking at homes in my area.  I wanted to see what was out there and I didn't plan on buying a home during winter, but that is what happened.
I have to say that my
experience working with Dan was the best I ever went through.  I emailed Dan to see about him showing me two homes that I had seen on line and he got right on it and had appointments booked right away.  I found the home I fell in love with, Dan and his team were beside me the whole way.  When we had a few problems, Dan got right to work to make sure I got the home I wanted.  I can only say that Dan is awesome and I will never forget all he and his team did for me.  I would defiantly recommend Dan to family and friends when they are looking for a home.  I can not thank Dan enough for all he has done.  I am now enjoying my new home and couldn't be happier. :)

AS, Fall River, February 2013


"I can only say Dan did a wonderful job in selling our home. He certainly is a professional individual and guided us through the selling of our home. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to sell their home. We interviewed several agents and Dan fit the bill and we are very happy he did. He did an excellent job!!!"

M&S, Fall River, January, 2013 


"We are really enjoying our new home. Its been a pleasure to work with you for the successful sale of our home. Dan presented himself as a professional and was knowledgeable about the industry and our situation. We would like to say thank you for the advice and guidance through the entire process. We are pleased to recommend Dan without hesitation."

D&R, Fall River, October, 2012

"10 out of 10...Dan made the whole process a lot easier.  His knowledge and easy manner were a great comfort and our confidence in him never wavered.  He is an incredible asset to Sutton Group."

- S&L L., Fall River, September, 2012


" We truly enjoy working with Dan on the sale and purchase of our old and new residence. Dan was always prompt with replies and ensure that we were consistently aware of what was going on in the process of selling or purchasing our new Rooftight home. He truly goes beyond what is expected and ensures that all is in order to minimize the uncertainty that sometimes arises when selling or purchasing a new home. The entire process was extremely pleasant with Dan's service being outstanding. We will definitely consider Dan if we decide to sell and move once again and would recommend his service to our friends if they were looking for an agent. It has been a pleasure and a great experience compared to some of the prior 5 moves we have done...."

- P & J, Fall River, N.S, May, 2012


 "Dan's style and work ethic make's him a valued resource. He always worked to figuire out a way. We really appreciated his promptness and our experience was very good one."

- B&L MacNeil, Fall River, N.S. November, 2011  


" After all Dan Chisholm has done for us, I don't think we could have received anyone else who did so much extra for us, or put more time into selling our home. We really did feel like we were his main priority. If we decide to sell, buy, or build again, there would be no other real estate agent we would use.... "

- K&D,Fall River, N.S. October, 2011 



 "Dan Chisholm is a real estate agent who cares, listens and employs all tools, strategies, and resources within his reach to a get you a property that exceeds your needs and expectations.  I felt that you treated me like family. Thanks again for being so dedicated in your work. The great service you offer is a great reward to your clients". 

- EA, Halifax, N.S. July, 2011



" Dan was easy to work with because he stays on top of things and communicates very well with all involved. He makes the Buying/Selling process Stress Free "

-  PF, Enfield, N.S. July, 2011



"You were true to you word, need we say more, thank you so much " 
- T&M, Enfield, N.S. April, 2011    


"I wanted to thank you for your help with our home purchase. We couldn't have made this decision without your expert advice. We also enjoyed the gift platter; thank you again"   
- JT, Boutiliers Point, January 2011



" Your exceptional real estate services makes you exceptional and I am sending special New Year greetings to say " Thank You " for working so hard to get a beautiful home with the least heartache"


- EA, Bedford, January 2011


"Dan assessed our needs by taking time to listen to what it was we wanted, talked to us about our life styles and asked us questions about what we really needed, and developed an understanding of what we were looking for in a home. With his knowledge of the local markets we were viewing homes that were what we wanted in no time. What sets Dan apart from other real estate agents we have dealt with both in Canada and the United States is his communication. He responded to our phone calls and e-mails within minutes and at early and late hours of the day. Dan did not disconnect once the sale was done. He continued to reply quickly to any questions or concerns we had and best of all, he was there on the day we took possession to ensure that everything was just as we wanted and had agreed to. From start to finish, Dan was there for us."

- D & S Q., Abbotsford 2 Hubly, September 2010  



"Dan knows the market very well and used his expertise to guide us. He impressed us with his ethical standards and focus on our needs. He was fantastic to work with. Thank you!"


- DKY, Fall River, September 2010 




 "Working with Dan to find our new home was a great experience. It took us almost a year and many, many viewings to find the right home for us. Through a number of ups and downs, Dan provided consistently strong advice and guidance. He looked out for our best interests and worked with the highest of standards to serve our needs. We always felt like our house hunt was a priority for Dan. His customer service was excellent. He helped us find the right house for our lifestyle and growing family needs. We knew we were home the moment we got the keys!"

- Travis & Rebecca, Oakfield, July 2010 




"Dan made our house selling and house buying experience stress-free. Even after months of driving us around HRM looking at dozens of houses, he was never impatient nor did he ever try to pressure us into making a decision. He was always available and answered our questions honestly. As a bonus, his directory of professional contacts (lawyers, contractors, inspectors, etc.) made the process that much easier. We would definitely recommend him to others"

- D&S, Timberlea, July 2010 




"Dan really goes the extra mile! The amount of time Dan spent with us going through every detail of our search and purchase was phenomenal. We loved the idea of country living, but were bit intimidated by things like wells, cisterns, septics and wood stoves. Dan's knowledge and experience with these and all the other aspects of buying a new place gave us peace of mind about our new home. Thanks Dan!"

- G.G., Fall River, April 2010




"Dan was recommended to us by friends from the UK who had settled in Nova Scotia the previous year to our own arrival. They were so pleased with his professionalism it just seemed the natural choice to ask him to deal with our home purchase as well. Dan made regular contact with us from day one, and even though we were many months from even arriving here he took a genuine interest in our needs and wishes. We have found his advice and guidance to be at just at the right level, leading us through the buying process in a steady calm and professional manner far beyond what we expected. Now we are permanent residents with a home of our own and have no hesitation in saying “ Dan Chisholm is the only choice for your real estate needs”  

- Simon and Carole, Grand Lake, April 2010.




“Dan gives it 100% in providing outstanding service and professionalism. Dan gives you the straight facts based on his comprehensive investigation and market realism. When the going got harsh, his unwavering focus on closing the transaction, while toeing the line, was something that I thought I’d only read about in books. Do yourself a favor and call Dan Chisholm”.

- Wanda C., Miller Lake West to Fall River, October 2009




"We have had many experiences with real estate agents. This experience totally changed our opinion of real estate agents forever! Dan Chisholm is a pleasure to deal with; does a thorough job and does everything to make sure the transaction is smooth. I will use him to sell this house and buy our next home. I would recommend him to anyone! Thanks for everything Dan!" 

- S.S., Kingswood Subdivision, April 2009 




"From the very start Dan took the time to listen to us as we narrowed down what we wanted. With Dan's great knowledge of the market and real estate business he made buying a home as stress free as possible and also had some fun." 

- S.C. , Lantz, May 2009




"Immigrating to Nova Scotia from the UK has been a fantastic experience which the team of “Stan & Dan” has played an extensive role. From the countless informative emails at the front end of the process through the eventual possession of a lovely home in Fall River Village they were consummate professionals all the way. We were exceedingly impressed with expert guidance and tough negotiating on the home transaction, however it’s the “above and beyond the call of duty” value added service that we cannot say enough about. They were always available, answered “all” of our questions, toured us around Fall River and area many times, profiled not only subdivisions but individual streets, helped with builders, inspectors, bankers, lawyers, schools and the list goes on. If you’re looking for objective, hard working and committed guidance in your quest to settle effectively in Nova Scotia we highly recommend Fall River’s “Stan and Dan”."

- Gary & Caroline P.,  via UK




“Dan did a fabulous job selling my home. He completely took the process over and turned what I thought would be a HUGE project into a quick and stress free procedure. He was professional, hard working, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with; I highly recommend Dan Chisholm”.

- Beverley N., Fall River, N.S., October 2008




"My husband and I consider Chisholm a dream.  We used him for the purchase of our new home and the sale of our existing home.  We bought our home in Fall River unconditionally which meant we didn't have much time to sell our existing home in Dartmouth. He went to work and within 4 short weeks our house was sold!  We also used the RBC Royal Bank Mortgage Specialist  featured on their website and received excellent service.  Dan has the entire package at his disposal and it was a pleasure to work with the him. Thanks so much!!"

- Dave & Cheryl H., Fall River, N.S.




 "I thought Dan went above and beyond. Selling my house in Calgary with another REALTOR® wasn't quiet as easy. I could always reach Dan. I couldn't always reach my REALTOR® in Calgary." 

- P.F., Calgary to Enfield




 "The purchase I made was minor in nature ($25,000.00) but I still felt like Dan was providing me with the level of attention that would be provided to someone purchasing a house worth several hundred thousand. Very satisfied." 

- K.L. January 2010  




"Our first agents ... a disaster;  not the service we expected; we were nothing but another number.  What a change when we engaged Dan Chisholm!  We felt at times like we were his only clients from the continuous quality service we received.  He was completely engaged in the process.  From the professionals he engaged to showcase our home, to the almost immediate feedback on showings, to the negotiating skills he demonstrated when the deal hit a stalemate.  Dan made it happen!  This guy is great!  I am not sure we could have done it with any other agent. Thanks again."

- Chris & Sue, Schwarzwald Subdivision, Fall River. January 2010.