"Nick was a highly recommended referral from a close friend who purchased a house in Ottawa with him about 5 years ago. It had been a year or so that my wife and I were snooping around the market to buy a house but when we decided to get serious about it, we contacted Nick and we didn't have to call or interview anyone else! What's great about him is that he's able to relate to the needs of both new and experienced clients as the testimonials and reviews about him clearly show. He's also friendly, cheerful, and professional. When we started the homebuying process, we had a general idea of what we wanted in a house but it wasn't until we went out with Nick on multiple trips to see houses that he helped us figure out what our needs actually were. His expertise and knowledge of every neighbourhood was great and we reaped those benefits to narrow down where we should be focusing our search. In the end we found the perfect property that was the right size, location, and price. We honestly couldn't be happier with what we got! Another thing I like about Nick is that he doesn't sugarcoat anything when it comes to a property and always gives his honest opinion about whether something is worth your while or not. I've heard stories of realtors who agree way too much with what their clients think or simply say what their clients want to hear in order to keep them happy. It's not the case with Nick because he was always objective about how good a property actually was and if there was something serious to consider, he would make sure we had all the facts before making a decision. There were a few times that we saw a listing and instantly fell in love with the pictures and description but Nick kept us grounded. I think as first-time home buyers, we were incredibly susceptible to the opinion of others so it was great to have Nick's experienced word to help us see the truth about each and every listing that caught our eye. In addition, we never felt any pressure from himl. He let us take the time we needed to evaluate a listing and ask our questions before going out to see it. There was no daily email to go and look at a place and he never made us feel like we needed to come up with a reason to not see a place or not make an offer. It felt like he perfectly understood our needs and respected the way we wanted to make decisions when looking at homes. Finally, what I like most about Nick is that he always made us feel like we were a priority. As first-time buyers, we had a ton of questions day in and day out and he always made time to answer our questions thoroughly. And if he was busy or spending time with his family, we always got a quick message to tell us when he'd have the chance to get to our questions. We're lucky to have had him throughout this process and I feel like just because our deal is done, we've got him in our corner for life and we can still go to him with any questions about our house when it comes to maintenance, repairs, or even decorating! Give him a call or send him an email, you won't be sorry!"
• Mike and Chieu, First-Time Homebuyers in Central Park
"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 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
"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 worth every penny. We encountered many difficult and unforeseen issues during our buying and selling process. His background as a teacher was evident as he broke down each step in a clear, simple, yet thorough manner. We relied on him immensely and can’t imagine having gone through it without him."
• David and Katrina, Repeat Clients in Orleans
"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
"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
"Both Jeannie and I were very happy in our dealings with you, Nick. You are a very professional realtor who can get results! A real pleasure to deal with you."
• David and Jeannie, Buyers in Hunt Club Golf Course Area
"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
"My fiancée and I just used Nick's services to help find and purchase our first home, and we couldn't have chosen a better agent! When we started to look for a house, we were complete beginners. We really didn't know what to expect. We met Nick at our first showing, and he immediately helped us feel comfortable with the home buying process. He was always available to answer our questions honestly and accurately, even the ones we thought might be silly. Nick also showed his teacher side: he went the distance to point out potential questions or issues about which we hadn't even thought! And when he did, he was able to explain himself clearly and in a way that helped us think more intelligently about what to look for. Thanks to Nick, I can now explain what 'efflorescence' is, along with a whole slew of other home-related terms. Overall, from beginning to buying, Nick was reliable, knowledgeable, dedicated, and friendly. We are delighted with our new home, and have Nick to thank for helping us find the right one."
• Jeremy and Alanna, First-Time Homebuyers in Sandy Hill