About The Cowan Smith Team

Mariana Cowan, President and Owner:

For 33 years, Mariana Cowan’s award-winning performance has helped her become a recognizable face in Real Estate. Founder of Coldwell Banker in 1996, she introduced Atlantic Canada’s first use of the Team Marketing Model. With more than 10 industry designations, Mariana’s commitment to education has provided her with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize her business. Accredited with the Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS), a curriculum well known for advanced expertise, a global perspective and a distinct understanding of global buyer and sellers. Mariana Cowan’s knowledge , experience, and marketing ideas have been long recognized as the leading edge in the real estate market in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Successful real estate agents from all over the world network with Mariana to implement cutting edge marketing and strategies

Ian Smith – Managing Associate Broker:

A Dal business Alumni with a keen eye for details and strong interpersonal skills. With over 11 years in the industry full time, Ian carries a Managing associate broker license and several key designations to ensure he has the skill set to best serve his clients needs. Tenacious about providing ultimate service, Ian and his team go the extra mile to ensure results. By utilizing proven systems, staying current with the latest technology, and listening to his client’s needs; allows Ian and the Cowan-Smith Team stay on top of the real estate industry as formidable players for over a decade. They are locally known and globally connected taking advantage of the Coldwell Banker international reach in over 50 countries, all while maintaining a large local and national presence. With Ian and the Cowan-Smith Team your property is always in good hands


The Cowan-Smith Team

With The Cowan-Smith Team, you benefit from a qualified team of professionals working on your behalf. Each team member is responsible for different aspects in the buying or selling of your home. Together, our combined efforts add up to superior marketing and customer service.

As a homeowner, or homebuyer, you deserve assurances the real estate professional(s) representing you will be successful in finding a qualified buyer, locating the right property, and facilitating a smooth transaction.

Our objective is to deliver more value and superior customer service by knowing you want more than just conversation, you want a commitment to action.

 “If we don’t keep our promises, you don’t keep us.”

Our mission is to be the preeminent provider of quality service in all real estate transactions and demonstrate industry leadership through our honesty, integrity, and empathy. Buying or selling a home is acknowledged to be one of life’s more stressful events. It is certainly the most significant investment most people will ever make in their lives.

As a home buyer, you need to consider your specific needs and there are a number of key personal requirements that you will need to fill. First of all, consider the location, where exactly you want to live. Think about where you work and how long your commute will be, where your family and friends live, what crime is like in the area and what the local schools offer to suit your children’s needs. Where you live may well turn out to be just as important, if not more so, than the actual property you choose. These are just a few of the main factors that you need to consider when searching for an appropriate house to buy. Take your time and do plenty of research. With the help of the Cowan-Smith Team you’ll find the ideal dwelling for you and your family.

As a home seller, you’ll need an experienced Realtor® who is dedicated to your needs with superior customer service, a proven marketing strategy and the expertise to price your home properly. Failure to price your home competitively may result in a long, frustrating sales effort and may produce a price far below the original market value. Being represented by The Cowan-Smith Team you know your biggest investment will receive the benefit of over 30 years of solid market knowledge to ensure a stress-free and smooth transaction.

Buying or selling a home doesn’t need to be a painful experience. With the help of a professional real estate agent, you can choose a new home wisely, price and sell your existing home in good time, and perhaps spot opportunities that you wouldn’t normally see.

98.8 % customer satisfaction
Providing information and solving problems are what Mariana and her team do best. They can advise you on resale values, suggest easy improvements you can make to help you sell more quickly, provide advice on the schools and amenities in an area, and help you choose a home that best meets your current and future needs. With Mariana you can be sure you are getting the best advice and the best service available in your market area. Best of all you get Mariana’s own guarantee “Your home sold in 120 days guaranteed or she will buy it” subject to certain terms and conditions.