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TESTIMONIALS

"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

"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

"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.

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

"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

When it came to list our home and to choose an agent, we didn’t have to look around. We knew Nick was our only choice. We’ve known Nick for over 10 years and knew we could trust him with our biggest financial investment and ultimately, with our financial future. He’s dedicated, knowledgeable, and most importantly, caring and compassionate. We knew he could help us through the stressful process of selling our home on a timeline and that he would look out for our best interest and provide us with the best advice for our situation. We especially appreciated Nick’s commitment to open houses, his staging and photography services, and his use of social media advertising. With a young child at home and our busy work and home lives, Nick made sure our schedules and needs were always put first. Nick found ways to make the process better and put our situation in perspective. When it came to negotiating our closing, we were glad to have him in our corner. We’re convinced we couldn’t have sold our home without him. And we wouldn't do it without him if we had to do it again!

• Rob and Colleen, Sellers in Orleans

"Ce fut un plaisir de travailler avec Nick! Courtois et rapide dans ses réponses à nos (très) nombreuses questions que ce soit par courriel ou par téléphone ou en personne. En tant que premiers acheteurs, nous avons réussi grâce à son aide à rapidement trouver une première maison de rêve! Nous avons tellement hâte de déménager."

• Isabelle and Stephane, First-Time Homebuyers 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

"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

"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

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