"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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 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.