Nick was a friend before he was our REALTOR®. We met Nick and his wife Gillian when we were all working together in Macau, China, in 2008. He was a teacher then, but when the family moved to Canada, real estate seemed like a better fit. It makes sense; Nick is one of the most personable people we know and very conscientious. By the time we hired him to sell our four-bedroom family home in Orleans, we knew that he had become one of the top agents in his company, but our experience with him was even better than we expected. Even before hiring Nick he sent out frequent newsletters and updates on the market. He planned events for his clients and future clients that were worthwhile. Nick knew that we had lived in our home for 36 years, and had raised our family there. He also knew we needed to maximize our selling price to pay off a mortgage on a new country property we had built in Quebec. The way that he dealt with our mood swings from nostalgia about leaving our home and to anxiety about the selling process was truly impressive.. Nick was always calm, considerate and encouraging and made us feel confident when our home didn't sell immediately. Nick arranged a building inspection, a consultation with a stager, and a thorough pre-sale spruce-up by a small local cleaning company. The photography session and video were very professional and well received. He advised on what upgrades to do before the sale, those that would make it more attractive without requiring too much investment. In the end we repainted and upgraded fixtures in our bathrooms and it made all the difference. Visiting agent always commented on how well our house showed. Getting our home ready for the market during Covid could be quite daunting. However, we always felt safe with the professionals that came to do work or showings that were held. That speaks volumes about Nick's commitment to his clients. Although we know Nick has sold many homes we always felt like we were his priority. In the end, we sold for a price far higher than we expected going into the process, thanks to Nick's guidance.
• Tony and Maurene, Sellers in Chateauneuf
"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
"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
"My husband and I had many issues selling our Ottawa condo for quite some time. We went through 2 agent but neither of them produced results which was quite frustrating. Nick on the other hand, is a superstar and is an agent that produces results. He made sure to give us weekly updates, he researched the competing condo units in our building, and actually sold the place. There were obviously hurdles in the way with some buyers trying to lowball us but Nick was willing to spend the extra time to help us get the place sold by hosting open houses often. His work ethic and his honesty is something rare to find these days. I definitely recommend him for home sale and for home buying."
• Peng and Larena, Sellers in South Keys
"Nick was referred to me by a colleague. I liked him because I felt he really cared about his clients and would focus on our needs. I was new to the Ottawa real estate market having recently re-located without my husband and this was my first house. I felt he was willing to educate me while at the same time listening to our needs. It also helped to know that he had re-located himself from overseas; I felt he might understand our challenges! Buying your first house with your partner overseas, with a new job in a new city is not easy. Nick’s experience, patience and dedication were critical in helping us found our perfect little house! A great listener, he was able to identify the best neighborhoods for our needs and price point. His smile and good humor made the entire process enjoyable, and most importantly his ability to deal with difficult situations was amazing. Indeed a week before closing I was overseas and while Nick did the final inspection for us (this shows how much we trusted him!) he found some issues and immediately dealt with the seller to find solutions. I came back to Ottawa and only had to sign papers; everything was resolved in a matter of days! I am truly grateful for the peace of mind and dedication Nick gave us throughout the buying process."
• Marie-Caroline, First-time buyer in Overbrook
I would say that you were great to work with and very easy going. You made me feel comfortable to ask questions and felt like you always had my back. It's important to feel that a REALTOR® is working with you and to get the best results for everyone. You were so helpful and put my mind at ease throughout the process up to the point of moving into my new home:).
• Wendy - Seller in Pineview and Buyer in Queenswood Heights
"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
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
"I have had Nick help me with my first purchase and sale of a property. Great experience with a quick turn around time in both cases. Strong recommend for anyone looking to buy their first homes, or anyone struggling with selling. Well guided and very knowledgeable in the field. Thank you Nick!"
• Eric, Repeat Client in Centretown