"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
The real estate world is crazy and overwhelming right now. But, having Nick as our realtor definitely made it a super smooth process! Nick made everything so easy for us! As a busy family, with 3 young kids, he helped to keep everything super organized, was always easy to reach if we had questions or concerns and is obviously very experienced and knowledgeable!
• Courtney and Matthew - Sellers in Chatelaine Village
"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
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 seemd 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 committment 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
"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
All I can say is that you are in good hands. He has many qualities and along with his experience would help you to get your dream home. He's patient and always available to answer your questions. He will walk with you from the beginning to the closing day and beyond. He gives valuable advises and suggestions and specially he always making sure that you are comfortable and happy. I found him easy to work with and he gets things done quickly. I would recommend him without hesitation and I believe that he will help you in searching for your dream home as he has helped me. Furthermore, he's not only helping us finding our dream homes, but he's also helping our community through different charities
• John and Family, Buyers in Meadowlands
"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
"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
Top of the line, look no further! We wanted to find something quickly and Nick made that happen. We found our ideal home and closed all within only 6 weeks of contacting him. Flexible and responsive. I had a very positive gut feeling after first interactions with him and he surpassed our expectations. Sent us a fancy gift basket too!
• Kelly and Félix - Buyers in Ottawa East
"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