Mary Jo Madera Sales Representative

Get to Know...

My ideal weekend...

Movies, popcorn and jammies!

One day I would like to...

Take my daughters on a family trip to visit their grandparents’ homes in Italy, Switzerland and Greece.

Aside from real estate in Niagara, I am extremely passionate about...

Both my volunteer work (literacy program, Sunday school and Start Me Up Niagara) and my family.

My favourite thing to do in Niagara...

Hiking in the Short Hills area of the Bruce Trail as well as and playing tourist in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The views from the Queen’s Royal Park on Front St. are phenomenal. 

If I had a theme song it would be...

“Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts


Mary Jo has been a life-long resident of the Niagara Region, proudly calling St. Catharines home. She is no stranger to Real Estate in Niagara with over 10 years of experience as a landlord.

Mary Jo has a background in the Social Services Industry as a Child and Youth Care Worker. She is well known in the Region through her many years in the Hospitality Industry. Her compassion and desire to assist Niagara’s vulnerable and needy is evident in her continued volunteer work.

Mary Jo is a Volunteer Sunday School Teacher at St. Alfred’s Church. Mary Jo and her family continue to volunteer monthly at Start Me Up Niagara’s soup kitchen. She is also a proud supporter of World Vision Canada.

Mary Jo has a love of travel and has visited various places in her life and most memorable a solo backpacking adventure through Britain. Her travels have further engraved her genuine pleasure of meeting people, sharing their stories and now helping them while being trusted to help them with the important decision of buying a home.

Mary Jo’s genuine honesty and integrity is evident within minutes of meeting her and her drive and passion will be an asset while assisting you in finding not only your next house but your Home! 



"I would like to leave this review for Mary Jo Madera. We feel very fortunate to have met Mary Jo Madera with McGarr Realty. Mary Jo has a wealth of experience and great networks in the realtor industry. In addition, she has a wonderful, uplifting personality, who is honest and takes great care with all the details to ensure that her clients are well taking care of. She has been our realtor for purchasing our condo, managing the rental process for us, and recently sold our condo for well over asking. She makes the buying and selling process painless for her clients. Her networks include a fabulous staging company, other realtors, and real estate lawyers in the Niagara area, to take care of all our needs. We will continue to work with Mary Jo when we sell our primary residence. We highly recommend her for your buying and selling needs. She is a true gem and professional"
-  Laurie Kukulewich


"Mary Jo and I were casual acquaintances before I thought about moving to St. Catharines. My daughter recommended her and she did an absolutely outstanding job. She was very knowledgeable, efficient, competent and honest in all aspects of the real estate transaction. In my transaction, the other side was a comfree listing and I was very grateful that Mary Jo was representing me and she knew how to work with a comfree seller, making the transaction seamless. She went above and beyond from beginning to end.
What more can you ask in a realtor?" - Paula Scott


"Mary Jo is an amazing realtor! She is friendly, kind, thoughtful and honest. She helped us find our first dream house after looking at 40+ homes. We are so grateful for her expertise and patience with us. We would only deal with her in our future." - Mahoganie Hines


"It is with the greatest pleasure that I write this recommendation/review for Mary Jo Madera. I have known Mary Jo for five years or so. We volunteer together at Start Me Up Niagara Outreach Centre. When my husband and I decided to sell our house, I knew that Mary Jo would do a great job because of the person she is. Mary Jo was extremely efficient and caring from the first day she come to our house. Any time we needed to talk to her or see her she made herself available. She recommended viewings and an open house and they were conducted with great professionalism and patience. When we finally received an offer, Mary Jo presented it to us in a timely manner and helped us to make the final decision to accept. Mary Jo is a person who cares about people and the world in general. I would highly recommend her for any position within the real estate business or anywhere else for that matter. I am proud to call her my friend." - Judy Graham, B.A., B.Ed., M.F.A.


"Mary Jo Madera was just wonderful to work with in successfully finding me the type of home I was hoping to find. As I was not familiar with the area and wanting to find the perfect home fairly quickly, Mary Jo smoothly organized many excellent viewings in several areas.  She is a real professional, knowledgeable about what to be paying attention to in a house purchase, hardworking and always available, gives great analysis of each place, and she is a very warm person.  She smoothly guided me through what could have been a difficult process and I simply can’t thank Mary Jo enough for the terrific work she did in helping me find just the right place!"
- Dr. Elizabeth Jennings


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