"Nick got recommended to us by friends and he made a good impression on us during our first encounter. We liked Nick because he was not pushy and took the time to listen to us. Working with you was a pleasure both on the buying and the selling side. Your patience during our search for a new home and all the previews and leg work you did was appreciated. With two small children our schedule is often hectic and you were always able to adapt. All the comments you did on the interactive search page were quite helpful. After only a few visits with us you were quite accurate in pointing out the houses that we would like (and dislike). As for the selling, all the ad material was well done and we were also fortunate to get a conditional sale quickly!"
• Bruno and Claudia, Buyers and Sellers.
"You have been very helpful and we trust you. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others."
• Svetlana and Ryan, Landlords in Riverside South
"Nick was an excellent realtor. As first time home-buyers, Dave and I were both anxious about the home-buying process and with Nick it was a breeze. In fact, it was even fun! He was very patient with us, professional, knowledgeable about homes in all of the areas we looked, and was able to work around our schedules. Plus, he always had a smile on his face! In the end, we ended up buying a house that Nick suggested and are very happy in our home. Five stars!"
• Becky and Dave, Home Buyers in Orleans
"You met or exceeded all our expectations. This move is one of the biggest decisions we have ever made. Nick made the sale of our home a smooth and positive experience. Nick relieved our stress and helped to affirm our decision in moving."
• Chris and Michele, Sellers in Queenswood Heights South
"As we have never sold a house before, we were not aware of all the details and intricacies involved in planning before our house was put on the market, pricing, timing, the actual selling process, negotiation, and closing the sale. Nick was very helpful in guiding us in every step, patiently explaining the issues involved and answering all our questions. We appreciated his professionalism, client-centred approach, and his emphasis on relationship-building (not simply there to do a quick sale). He was quick in responding to our phone calls and emails. His advice on every dimension of the sale was sound, based on good knowledge and experience on the housing market in our neighbourhood. As a result, we sold our house in ten days, at the price we had wanted! Thank you, Nick!"
• Stephen and Nancy, Sellers in Beacon Hill North
I would highly recommend Nick! We had a one week house hunting trip and Nick really went above and beyond to support us and make himself available. He is very experienced, knowledgeable and responsive. As first time home buyers he helped understand the whole process and reduced our stress levels. He also remained very professional and neutral in helping with the decision making process.
• Warren and Andrea, Buyers in Sandy Hill
"We had an excellent experience working with you. We appreciated your flexibility and constant availability when it came to meetings and house showings. . . and your prompt email responses. We felt very well taken care of. We couldn't have asked for a better first-time home buying experience. You took away any apprehension that we had about the process and guided us through with ease. We were 100% confident that we were working with a competent and trustworthy agent. We appreciated all the hard work you put in, including answering evening e-mails and organizing showings quickly around our busy schedules. We initially weren't sure if we wanted to work with a real estate agent, but you showed us how easy and pleasant the process could be!"
• Jen and Erin, Buyers in Ogilvie Walk Area
Nick has gone above and beyond our expectations as a realtor. I don't believe there is anyone out there as honest, dependable and knowledgable as Nick is. He is someone who takes the time to get to know and understand his clients and who genuinely cares about them. Nick worked patiently with us through our home search for over two years. This is why we have purchased our starter home with Nick and why we will continue with him when we buy our next properties too. Overall, Nick treats his clients with kindness and generosity as if they were his own family.
• Joyce and Luay- Buyers in Hunt Club
Working with Nick to sell my home was as easy as possible. From getting everything going and setup, the sale, and even after the sale he was always responsive, honest, and straightforward. Despite all the wrinkles that Covid-19 caused, Nick was on the ball the entire time.
• Aaron, Seller in Beacon Hill South
We met Nick in mid-2018 and started working with him about a year later. After renting for several years, and with our first child arriving in spring 2020, our plan was to start searching properties, and be in a home by late-2020/early-2021. We were renting in Westboro and not in a rush to leave our apartment, but with our family growing, felt that owning a home was the next logical step. From our first meeting with Nick, we clicked with him. Nick is one of the friendliest and most genuine people we’ve ever met, and his easygoing, light-hearted, yet consummately professional approach makes him a truly people-first realtor. As first-time buyers, Nick thoroughly explained the buying process to us and was available anytime with answers and advice. We started viewing properties shortly after our son was born—just as COVID-19 was starting to take effect. Since we were looking for a home in the west end of Ottawa (Kanata, etc.), Nick introduced us to his associate Katye Landry, who took over as our point person to continue our search, with Nick continuing to support whenever needed. Katye was nothing short of amazing. We clicked with her instantly as well and it felt as if we’d known her for years. Like Nick, Katye is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, and it was immediately clear that she is a wonderful and genuinely caring person that not only wanted to find us *a* home but wanted to find us *our* home. We bid on our first property with Katye in June. We loved the property, felt very confident, but lost the sale to a bid of $90K over asking. This was when the bidding wars and the impacts of COVID-19 were just starting, so it surprised all of us. We never thought losing a property would be so emotional. But despite the loss, Katye kept us feeling positive and quickly helped us to refocus our search. She was amazing at keeping our criteria updated to reflect our ever-evolving idea of a perfect home. We viewed several more listings, bidding on three, all of which we lost in the ultra-competitive COVID-19 market (all sold for more than $100K over asking). Feeling emotionally drained, and not being in a rush to move, we decided to slow things down to wait out COVID. However, because of the same competitive market, our landlord decided that she would also sell, potentially leaving us with as little as 60 days to find a new home. Needless to say, our plans changed, but Nick and Katye were right there, ready to help us speed things up again. After our fifth and final bid in Kanata—competing against 21 other bidders, putting in $70K over asking, and still losing—and with the sale of our apartment imminent, we decided to look outside the city in Carleton Place and Almonte. Once again, Nick and Katye were amazing at supporting our search, and readily agreed to drive out with us to view properties. We flagged four properties to view that week, and by the weekend, three had already sold—the market was equally hot outside the city. Whether by fate or luck, however, the last house was the one we would eventually call “home”. As a more unique property, we were lucky enough to submit a conditional bid and get an inspection. Both Nick and Katye gave us excellent advice and were there every step of the negotiating process, always giving us all the options and letting us decide what was best for us. We closed the sale that week and moved into our new Almonte home in September. Both Nick and Katye are an absolute dream to work with. Despite the ups and downs of the COVID market, both of them were so supportive and easygoing, and helped to relieve much of the first-time-buyer stresses we experienced along the way. This commitment to us is what made Nick and Katye so wonderful to work with, and we feel very grateful to have met and worked with them both. We would not hesitate to recommend Nick and Katye to anyone. The home buying process can be simultaneously exciting, emotional, and stressful, but having truly people-first realtors in our corner have made it one of the most positive and memorable experiences we’ve had.
• Danielle and Ilesh - First-Time Home Buyers in Almonte