"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
"Let me start by stating that Nick is a gentleman and a scholar, and he proved it through the trial that was our house search. We gave Nick a difficult task, on a tight timeline, and demanded that he deliver, and he did. In January 2019, I saw a mouse in my apartment and made the decision that I needed to move, and my wife and I were getting married in April 2019 and wanted to start out our life together in a place we owned. We interviewed several realtors, and informed each one that we were shopping around, we then went out on a couple of viewings with our candidates to test them out. Nick passed the muster each time, and with a smile. When we told him our timeline he was honest noting the difficulty, and describing a timeline and point of no return when the search would no longer be viable prior to the wedding. We estimated that we viewed 30 houses with nick, often seeing three to five in a two hour stretch. Nick took us out to see houses in record snow storms, drove us across the city, took our calls at all hours, and was patient along the way. As first time buyers, it was especially valuable to us that Nick made the time to explain each step in the process, and support us along the way. This combination of dedication to us as his clients, calm zen-like patience throughout, and personal charm made the stressful process of buying a house, and moving in (Nick was able to provide contacts for reliable services along the way) easy. The results are apparent, we closed on a house in a great location that met almost every criterion we set by March 15, only two months after launching our search. I don't have a comparative realtor for this process, so I am not able to say if this level of service is average, but what I can say, anecdotally, is that not every realtor we interviewed return our calls, was willing to compete for our business, and came through for us every time. Nick did and that speaks volumes for him both as a realtor, and more so of the quality his character. We are able to recommend Nick without reservation."
• Justin and Gurwinder, First-Time Homebuyers in Beacon Hill
"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
"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
"I had confidence that you would listem to our needs, respond to communications promptly, and give us the information and time we needed to make a decision. We had a great first-time home buying experience working with you! You helped us through a process through the process and we had confidence in your knowledge and expertise."
• Dawn and Jesse, First-Time Buyers in Queenswood Heights
"Fenna and I want to thank you for the excellent way that you handled the sale of our property. You were thoroughly professional, you certainly went the extra mile to accommodate us and our circumstances. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone seeking real estate services."
• Bill and Fenna, Sellers in Katimavik Area
We are incredibly happy with the quality of service Nick offers. He's professional and personable. We've already purchased two homes with him and should we need to make another purchase or sale in the future, there is no doubt who our realtor will be. Nick's attention to detail really makes him stand out. He is organized, punctual, and follows through. He was quick to answer emails, set up show times, and answer any questions we had about a property. We appreciated his honesty when trying to decide if a house was a right fit, and we never felt pressured to make an offer or decision. Nick is an exceptional realtor and a great person. Thank you Nick, we appreciate everything you've done for us.
• Elena and Peter, Repeat Clients
"If it's not inappropriate, here's a great big virtual ((hug)) -- you are most wonderful !! I am so very grateful all your help/assistance and patience in dealing with me -- both re my first ever buying and selling experience over the past few years. You have always gone well above and beyond for me. That is why I consistently promote you to everyone that I know !!! I want people to know that when they get Nick, they get superb, personal, client service. You are quick to respond to every email/call and it's clear that your client's needs/concerns are yours as a real estate agent. When I first met you, as a first time ever home buyer, you walked me through every step. No question I ever asked was too silly or trivial. I was nervous and you guided me with no pressure to buy. Without a car of my own, you even took time out of your own schedule to drive me around town to view listings. When I sold my condo, years later, you took the time to do and send me complete and comprehensive analyses re whether I should rent or sell. And when I moved to Europe, you again went above and beyond to ensure that I was able to meet a tight closing date when I decided to sell. I cannot thank you enough!"
• Kim Phillips, Repeat Client - Seller in Manor Park
"I appreciated the knowledge of Nick as it regards pointing out positives and negatives that I as the buyer did not know. Nick was very much aware of our needs and aimed to see them met. Working with Nick was a great experience! He was personable and very knowledgeable in the housing market. Always pleasant and very respectful. I would have no problem recommending and the great service you provide!"
• Vaden and Judy, Buyers in Half Moon Bay
"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.