Betty and I wish to take this opportunity to thank you both for your help in getting us our new home.
I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to deal with such honest and honorable people. Having dealt with many agents I can; without hesitation, say that you guys are a breath of fresh air in an environment where most agents only worry about their commission.
You both took the time to make sure that we got the right house for us. You were critical of homes that you knew would be expensive to repair or cause us grief in the future. Integrity comes to mind when we think of your team.
Please know that we will highly recommend your team to all our friends and to anyone we know who is looking for an agent.
Good luck to you both. Stay the course and keep the high standards that you have set for yourselves.
— Jake & Betty
It was very important to me to have a “good fit” and a relationship of trust with my realtors, and they quickly became my friends as well as my advisers.
I was immediately impressed by their home inspection expertise and their knowledge of the housing market.
They listened carefully to what I wanted, gave me sound advice on how to make my house more sellable, and weren’t afraid to give me a gentle push when I needed it. They kept my spirits up by always thinking positively.
They were available whenever I needed them and provided a level of customer service that was even more than I’d hoped for – sometimes literally rolling up their sleeves to help me out.
They steered me through every step involved in selling my house and finding the perfect new home. And they used their considerable negotiating skills to get me the best selling and purchase prices possible.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the dynamic duo of Martin and Kevin to anyone who is considering buying or selling a home.
I flew into Ottawa on a Saturday night, you picked me up Sunday and we must have seen about 50 places that day. OK, that might be a bit of a stretch but it sure felt that way knowing you had already weeded out the bad neighbourhoods, the crappy locations, and the rundown places.
Kevin, thanks for helping me find the most beautiful townhouse, even though it’s on the wrong side of Canada!! It will be wonderful for my 3 year stay.
You truly are a gentleman and a fine Real Estate Agent. You will have my repeat business and that of any friends that I can toss your way!!! See you when I get back at the end of Oct to get the keys!
We were very impressed and amazed at how much energy and work you put in to helping us find our new home.
Finding and purchasing a home from out of town can be very stressful. During our one and only visit to Ottawa you were able to help us find and purchase our home in 36 hours.
We really appreciated your extensive knowledge of the Ottawa area and the fact that you were always openly communicating with us during the whole process. You listened to our needs and negotiated well on our behalf.
We also appreciated your expertise as a previous home inspector and the fact that you were always available to answer any questions or concerns. On moving day you went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. Your thoughtfulness and kindness was evident. We would highly recommend you to our friends and family.
Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy Christmas and New year.
— Mike & Lee Anne
Our first meeting with Martin went flawlessly. Right away he made us feel as though we were good friends. It was a refreshing change from the realtors we had previously dealt with. We learned quickly just how much he knew about houses, the market, the hidden gem neighbourhoods in Ottawa, what can make or break a sale, and what to look out for in buying a home. We were picky and very specific about what we wanted but Martin was patient, a great listener, and always enthusiastic about going to check out another home. I thought I knew the extent of his knowledge about homes after the first few we visited, but every time we saw a different house he was finding more things to point out and investigate. Always checking out the attic, the water pressure in the taps and looking under the sinks at the plumbing… really, I could go on for a while. He was always on time and came prepared for the showings. Like any good student he always did his homework so he was able to provide additional information about the house and the area during the showing: what other houses are listed and for how much, what has recently sold in the neighbourhood, future developments or planned parks nearby, etc. We ended up finding our dream home in May 2011. An amazing bungalow in a quiet area on a 2 acre property with a pool, a finished basement, amazing landscaping and huge spruce trees adding privacy to the lot. Did I mention we were picky? We still keep in touch with Martin and I would urge anyone to choose him whether they were buying or selling. He’s a really great guy in addition to being an excellent Realtor.
When we started looking for a home we were actually quite afraid to approach anyone! But as soon as we met Kevin and Martin—by chance, it turns out—it only took a couple minutes to see that these were the guys we wanted on our side.
With their years of experience in the home inspection business and their depth of knowledge of the real estate market, our fears immediately gave way to trust.
Whether it was questions about construction, energy efficiency, market conditions or mortgages, the answers were there, and in a way that we could understand. We never felt we were being pushed and we always felt that our interests and preferences were the number one priority.
Without a doubt, if you are looking to buy a home, you’re not going to find a more knowledgeable, and more importantly, trustworthy team