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Ventura is here for YOU!

What is a service centred approach? Well it all starts from the first moment we meet in person to discuss your real estate goals and needs. Your time is valuable so we will make it short and informative and all about YOU. Next we will make sure to guide you through every step of the real estate process from start to finish and beyond. We are always available and accessible for questions,calls and emails. We have an excellent support staff that enables us to make each client a priority, so that you get what you want, in a timely and efficient manner. Our offices are located on the Halifax peninsula, so we are readily available for meetings and showings at your convenience anywhere in and around the HRM and beyond.

Ventura Realty is a local and independantly owned brokerage that has been representing buyers and sellers in real estate transactions since 1990. Its success and longevity in this competitive industry has been solely based on the repeat business and referrals from all the valued past and present clients that we've had the pleasure of working with over the years. Client service is key and you can be sure that we will take care of all the details to make the real estate process as easy and as stress free as possible from beginning to end. There is so much real estate to choose from so choose Ventura to be your eyes and ears and to guide you through the entire process.

We are a family owned boutique brokerage which offers you full services when you list your home with us. We actually do ALL the work including Open houses, Advertising, Showings, Feedback, Photos, Signage and Brochures! You not only have one experienced realtor working on your behalf but two Realtors that ensure the ultimate quality experience you need when embarking on one of the most important purchases of your life.

Ask Marilisa or Pamela about our special rebate plan when you list AND buy your home with us! You could get a cash back at closing to pay for closing costs, your lawyer fees, or that new furniture piece for your new home!

We sleep, eat and breathe real estate, so get in touch so we can put our knowledge and experience to work for you!



We would highly recommend Marilisa. Having used her services on several occasions to both buy and sell homes, she comes with the highest of credentials.  She is dedicated, knowledgeable, professional, honest and always available for her clients.  Thank you Marilisa, for all you have done for us and our are The Best!

Ann and Luke Whiting

"Marilisa has been my realtor on multiple real estate transactions. In every instance she has demonstrated professionalism, care and excellent knowledge of the real estate industry and local market. I appreciated her honest and candid approach when we had to determine pricing for the properties I had to sell. This resulted in realizing sales much sooner. She takes time with her clients to ensure that she keeps them informed and she works with their best interests in mind.  I will definitely engage Marilisa again for her services and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a competent and efficient realtor."

Nicky Spiropoulos

"Marilisa came highly recommended from friends. As first-time homebuyers, Marilisa walked with us through every step of the process with the highest degree of knowledge and professionalism. Marilisa is an excellent communicator and hard worker, and within short order we found our ideal property. Her experience and skill as a negotiator resulted in a favourable purchase price and smooth closing. We could not be happier with our new home, and would highly recommend working with Marilisa."

Adrian F.


“I am happy to recommend Marilisa. We used Marilisa on two real estate transactions. The first time was the purchase of our first home. My wife and I intially had our sights set on a house. However, Marilisa took the time to show us many different options and helped us realize that our best option was a condo purchase. It was a great decision for us and Marilisa was integral to that decision. The second transaction was a new build. New builds are complicated. She was able to walk us through technical aspects and she did an excellent job liasing with the builder and the contractors to ensure everything was done to our satisfaction. Marilisa will go the extra step to understand her clients and to learn what they value. This, in my mind, is the most important thing a Realtor can do for their client.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

David Parker

"Marilisa is an exceptional professional in every sense of the word. Her superior expertise in real estate combined with her genuine warmth, ethics and client focus provided us incredible results in the recent sale of our home. Marilisa went above and beyond at every available opportunity and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an extraordinary purchase or sale experience!”                                                                       

Dawnetta McDonald

“We recently had the pleasure of buying our first house with the guidance of Marilisa Benigno from Ventura Realty. Ms. Benigno is highly professional and great to work with throughout the home buying process from start to finish. Her expertise was evident the minute we walked into our first showing when she began identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the property and of all those that followed. She knows about all the details in home buying from the quality of design, to the intricacies of negotiating an offer. Ms. Benigno has a strong ability to give you her professional opinion without pressuring you for or against a property. She is excellent at explaining the home buying process, listens carefully to questions and concerns and constantly strived to meet our needs. She also works tirelessly to provide great customer service at all hours of the day and night. We really could not have asked for a better Realtor to take us through the process. We highly recommend using her if you are looking to buy or sell!"                                             - 

Carla Molloy

“Marilisa was wonderful in assisting me in the sale of one home (which sold above asking price) and in the purchase of the home in which I currently reside. My new home was a new build and Marilisa was there from date of purchase to the final closing date (10 months). Marilisa ensured any questions or concerns I had of the builder were addressed immediately without delay. Marilisa is a very detailed, confident, competent and dedicated professional and I would highly recommend Marilisa. I will hire her again without question!"                                                                                                                                           

Jennifer Keeping

“If you are looking for an intelligent, honest, knowledgeable, punctual and down to earth Realtor, Marilisa is the one to call!!!”

 Terry Kanellakos


“Marilisa was our real estate agent for the purchase of our house. Marilisa was highly recommended by friends who had worked with her in the past. From our first meeting, Marilisa was able to clearly understand our need. She guided us through the entire process, from searching for houses to making the offer and closing the deal. We had a pleasurable, smooth, stress-free home-buying experience with her. We are nothing but pleased with Marilisa and her expertise and we highly recommend her to everyone.”                                                                           

Younes Anini


“As a professional engineer and consultant who regularly hires and engages other professionals, I was very impressed with the exceptional service and value added approach Marilisa provided. She was constantly engaged, extremely professional, and established a strategy and approach that resulted in us having multiple offers on our home, and subsequently selling for above our asking price. Marilisa demonstrated “Top Tier” performance. I highly recommend her.”                                                               

Jason Bernier, PMP, P.Eng.


“Marilisa helped my wife and I purchase our first home. It was a nervous experience for us both but Marilisa was great! Her knowledge, dedication and passion for the job made us feel at ease. She understood what we were looking for and really delivered on every step of the process; from the showings to the home inspection and through to the closing.There’s no question we'll use Marilisa for our next home,she was incredible!"          

Matthew Walker


“I had the pleasure of working with Marilisa on the purchase of two homes and the sale of one. As someone who travels and who could not always be by my personal fax at all times, Marilisa was always willing to fax documents to wherever I was, or to be available even if I was in a different time zone. No matter what the concern or question, Marilisa always made herself available. Most noteworthy was the speed at which Marilisa sold my home. I had purchased another with a tight closing date, and with Marilisa's pricing knowledge, we had multiple offers and sold the house in a few days."              

Sarah Wright

“We were new to home buying and weren't fully prepared for the barrage of info/ processes and deadlines. We had heard great things about Marilisa from friends and are very glad we chose her as a real estate agent. With her help, we found our dream home. We fully appreciated her expert advice in guiding us through the process with ease! Looking forward to working with her again.”                                                                                                                         

Tim L'Esperance

“We hired Marilisa as our real estate agent on a recommendation from friends who had worked with her in the past. Marilisa was very friendly and worked hard to get us the best possible deal, she was always on time and promptly answered our calls and emails. Her knowledge of the market was invaluable and helped us close the deal quickly and smoothly. I'd highly recommend Marilisa and hope to work again with her in the future.”                         

Hugues Mackay


“Marilisa is knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. She listens to her clients and has a clear understanding of their needs. I have recommended her services to many friends and will be looking to utilize her services
when we again are in the market to buy a new home/ sell our old home. She made buying our home an enjoyable, stress free experience. Thank you Marilisa for the excellent work that you do!”             

Jennifer MacLeod 

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Ventura Realty Ltd. Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada