"... Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful endeavour,
however, our agent ... and the entire Walker Real Estate Group made the
whole process a very pleasant and stress-free experience. ..."
"Lisa and I had a really pleasant experience working with Lindsay. She was very professional, and we both felt like she genuinely cared about helping us. I would give her a 10 out of 10, and I would definitely refer a friend to her."
"Just wanted to mention that it was a great experience working with Geoff and the team. You guys made it happen, and I was very appreciative of the fact that he was able to do this with both my dad and myself out of town. He was very supportive throughout the process and got things done smoothly. Thanks."
"Un GROS merci, Manon. No kidding...under a week :)
Although we didn't work long together, I felt confident in Manon Fredette and will definitely refer her office!!!"
"19th November 2014: When I dealt with Geoff Walker in the selling of my house, everything was done in a very professional manner, from the estimation of my house to the selling of the house. He knew how the real estate market was in the Orleans area, which maximized the amount I sold my house for. I was extremely satisfied and would highly recommend Geoff and his team to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in the Ottawa/Orleans area."
"Manon helped make our retirement dreams come true. After a very dissatisfying experience of listing with another real estate agent and not selling, we decided to try selling our home on our own. We had an offer that fell through in the summer, and as fall approached, decided to remove our listing. Manon came highly recommended by my son and daughter-in-law, who sold and bought homes with her. We called Manon to meet, and quickly agreed to list our home for the following spring market. We explained that we were going to be wintering in Florida, but she said no problem, she would hold open houses and handle showings while we were away. She helped us stage our home, gave us tips on "de-cluttering", and we got our house ready for market. We knew we could deal by phone and fax and email as needed, and the house would be in good hands while we were away.
While in Florida, we decided to do a short 5-day cruise out of Tampa, and, yes, you guessed it...we got an offer on the house while cruising to Grand Cayman. My son frantically tried to get in contact with us while we were at sea, and, of course, we had turned off our phone, and had not checked our email that day....panic set in when we did realize we had to call Manon and feared we were going to lose a deal.
Manon was so calming and assured us she would work out all the details, and we began the process. Emails, signatures and picture documents all flew back and forth and within 2 days we had a sale! We sure celebrated with a few drinks on the high seas, and toasted our luck at having the "GREATEST" real estate agent in Orleans.
Manon was a pleasure to work with, and all dealings were professional and friendly. She worked very hard to get us the best deal she could... We got our listing price, less $,1000. And she stayed in touch with us right up to closing.
That was 15 months ago, and I am pleased to say, we recently moved into our new condo...and Manon handled that purchase for us, as well. We readily recommend Manon to friends when they discuss selling or buying homes, and we hope they will bring their business to her."
Very satisfied clients,"
- Sue & Andre
"It was truly a pleasure doing business with you and your team again. No doubt our paths will cross again in the near future."
Best of luck with your listings!
- Jason and Miranda
"We recently rented our home, thanks to the services of Geoff Walker. During the process, we were very well supported by Geoff and his team. Although we have not met the tenants, we understand from the neighbours that they are meticulous in the maintenance of the property.
We would definitely recommend Geoff to friends and family."
"Our experience with selling and buying a home with Geoff Walker and Michelle Walker was second to none.
Geoff did a fantastic job working extremely hard to find a buyer for our home. His professionalism and knowledge of all aspects of the industry got our home sold and for full price. This rarely happens. So, thank you, Geoff!
Michelle was there to help us purchase our home. It seems like an easy transaction but at the 11th hour, when we were to get the keys to our new home, a problem arose with the seller. Michelle went over and above her duties to help us out during this stressful time. She was truly a driving force and kept us going. Things worked out, and we got our new home and are extremely happy.
People like Geoff and Michelle not only do a great job but care about their job and the people they represent. It was a pleasure dealing with them on a professional and personal level, and we would recommend them and the team to anyone selling or buying."
"Thank you all so very much! The picture gift was a lovely gesture, and we see it every day :-).
- Christine & Gerry
"This is to say that we were very pleased with Lindsay. We found her to be very friendly, calm, helpful, accommodating. A very sweet person, very pleasant to deal with. I would recommend her to prospective sellers."
"Diane and I enjoyed working with Geoff. We were both very impressed with his level of professionalism and how quickly the house sold. It's amazing the difference it actually makes when you use an experienced and motivated Realtor. Our previous experience with another Realtor was, to say the least, meager. Diane and I were very pleased with the service we received and the quick sale our home.
- Peter & Diane
"Lindsay Walker was recently engaged to manage the sale of our home (that had been in the family for almost 60 years), which she did with just the right balance of sensitivity and professionalism. She dedicated herself "'round the clock", frequently preparing and sending documents well after midnight and following up with us first thing in the morning. Lindsay's strategic pricing and scheduling attracted 38 potential buyers to the home the first day it appeared on the market. This resulted in a very quick sale and a purchase price that was slightly higher than the asking price. We were very pleased with Lindsay's performance and will definitely ask her to handle any subsequent sales. Thank you, Lindsay. It was a pleasure working with you."
"Manon was our real estate agent this year when we moved from Newfoundland to Ottawa. It was a little stressful to both buy and sell a house at the same time and in different provinces. We had only a week for a house-hunting trip in Ottawa. Manon was in contact with us months before the trip and began sending us listings so we could get an idea of the market. She spoke with us a few times prior to the move to ensure she was clear in what we wanted. We ended up having to postpone our HHT three times and each time she took it in stride and never once showed any frustration. She lined up all the houses we wanted, and we purchased our favourite. Manon has a great personality and made us feel very confident in her knowledge of the market and ability to help us. She was both funny and frank. She made it a much less stressful experience. Thanks, Manon."
"Most people would find that selling the largest investment they have to be a potentially stressful event. We were no different. From the outset, beginning with your first walk-through the home when we talked about an appraisal and possible listing with you, we found the experience of working with you to be very positive. At every step along the way, from listing to sale to closing, you and your team offered us exceptional advice and guidance.
At the beginning, you articulated a strategy and sales plan and, throughout the listing and showings, which were plentiful, you stayed on that course. You remained calm and focused, your endless efforts to find a buyer and complete the sale demonstrated your confident approach, outstanding experience and professionalism as a closer. The excellent and honest communication throughout the sale, from you and your team, was effective and very much appreciated. I believe that your ability to read the needs and feelings of both the buyers and sellers is a key to your success.
Celine and I are both very pleased with our experience in having worked with you. We would not hesitate to use this team again and, I have, in fact, already recommended you to friends.
Thank you again for making the sale of our home successful.
- Martin and Celine
"Having an outstanding Realtor on an incredible team makes all the difference when selling a home! The Group have sold two homes for me over the past two years. With each of these quick sales, the team went above and beyond my expectations. Lindsay's attention to detail, wealth of knowledge, professionalism and personal touch made the sale feel effortless. As a direct result of Lindsay's personality and timely communication, the whole experience was a pleasure. Working with Lindsay put me at ease and dissipated all stress. I was delighted to work with Lindsay for a second time and would recommend her to anyone without hesitation!
"Geoff Walker demonstrated a lot of patience and determination in the sale of this house. He was working with a difficult situation but stepped up to the plate.
Went the extra mile to assure maximum exposure of the house and finally paid off.
Thank you, Geoff. Was truly appreciated. I would not hesitate to refer Geoff Walker for the sale of their home.
"My spouse and I recently decided to house hunt. This was a major step forward for us in our lives, and having someone like Michelle there to assist us and facilitate the process was more than we could have asked for.
Michelle was organized and listened carefully when we told her all the things we were hoping to find in our first home. As this was new territory for us both, we had lots of questions, and Michelle was always available to answer our questions promptly even when she was out of town.
We are so thrilled to be moving into a home that has everything we were looking for, with a price tag we can afford!
Thank you, Michelle, for your professionalism, cheerfulness and positivity! You have made this experience all the more enjoyable for us as first-time homebuyers!
- Chantale and Adam
"As my partner and l have parents ranging in age from 65 to 86, we had been thinking about how we would arrange to assist them if they wanted us to. We Iive in the end unit of a four-unit bungalow-style row of townhomes. When the unit beside us came up for sale, it seemed like the perfect solution. We could be close by to help or provide companionship if requested, yet they would have their independence and privacy.
We approached my father-in-law and asked if he would be interested in moving to Ottawa and buying the home. Having discussed buying a joint home in the past, he agreed. We phoned the agent and asked for a viewing. This was how we met Lindsay. She was warm and respectful toward Mel, even when she had to repeat herself many times as he is hard of hearing.
Today, I picked up the keys to my father-in-law's new home, a home that Lindsay was instrumental in helping us purchase. Lindsay was in constant communication with us to ensure we knew exactly what to expect and what was happening at each step. Lindsay's efforts and support went well beyond professionalism. I was particularly impressed the day she made the 4-hour round trip to Montreal to get Mel's signature so the 86-year-old wouldn't have to drive to Ottawa.
It is without hesitation that I recommend Lindsay Walker for any real estate services you require; she has an expert knowledge of real estate and a genuine concern for the well-being of her clients."
"Dear Geoff Walker,
Thank you so much for everything you have done to help us in the sale of our house in Orleans. You have far exceeded our expectations. From our initial visit where you outlined small changes that could have a big impact, to help in the sale of the home, we were impressed. You certainly are working in a field that you are naturally great at, and it shows. You understand the market, the buyers, the sellers, and you truly listened to us. Once, I called you to ask a question. You answered the phone and said you were just about to sit down and have dinner with your family, and you asked if you could call me back at six. I was shocked and delighted when you really did call me back at six. I appreciate it when someone does exactly what they say they are going to do. It’s the little things that make a difference.
I also appreciate the constant feedback from you and your team. After each showing, you provided the feedback from the viewer via their agent. I received a weekly email outlining where our home was being advertised and showcased. As our home was a rental, I appreciated the positive feedback from our tenant who said that she turned down a showing at 8 at night as the kids were sleeping and was not given a hard time about that. The showing was rescheduled to fit into the tenant’s availability.
We live four hours from the home in Orleans, and I really appreciate the fact that everything could be done by emailing and faxing. It truly made selling the home that much easier. We also appreciate that you understood our need to stick to the closing date, as it was important to us and our tenants and their children. Good tenants are hard to find and, making it easier for them meant an easier transition for the tenant and their children.
Geoff, you were truly amazing to work with, and we would highly recommend the Toscano/Walker Team to anyone - an impressive and dynamic team.
- Bonnie & Gary
"Geoff's team has been extremely professional, taking the time to listen to our needs, assess our situation, suggest a plan with which we felt really comfortable. The whole process of selling our house has been very smooth and pressure-free. Geoff's open lines of communication made us feel confident and in good hands. Selling a house can be really stressful and emotional for a family, at least it has been for us, that is why we really appreciated all the support from Geoff and his team. Now that our house is sold, we're ready to move to another chapter!"
"We were extremely pleased with the service provided by Geoff and his team.
He went out of his way to ensure we were well looked after, by arranging a contractor prior to placing our house on the market and then by ensuring we received the best sale price possible for our house.
We will certainly recommend him (as we did with Michelle when we bought our house in '08) to everyone we know that will be selling or buying property in the Ottawa area.
Thanks again for the great service!!"
"I want to thank Manon Fredette, as she is an awesome lady! Manon always contacted me with the things I needed to know; I felt very special to be treated well, and Manon is always very professional! She got me what I wanted and plus! I also want to thank the receptionist that called me for the appointments and the greeting when I went to the office at the Saint Joseph Boulevard location. They have a hard job calling all those people for appointments, but I always made them laugh and was not hard on them, which everybody should do! Thanks again! :) "
- Claire, a happy person in HER new home! :)
"Steve and I want to thank you again for all your help in the selling of our home in Orleans. We were very pleased with your professionalism and the short time it took to sell our home. We appreciate how you took care of all the aspects, from our initial meeting to the closing of the sale, leaving very little for us to do. We both enjoyed working with you and would recommend you highly to anyone seeking Realtor services."
- Steve and Jazmin
"Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful endeavour, however, our agent Manon Fredette and the entire Toscano/Walker Team made the whole process a very pleasant and stress-free experience. We were very impressed by all the resources available to us via the Toscano/Walker Team. The dedication, professionalism and knowledge displayed by Manon enabled us to make very important decisions with ease and confidence. Manon and the Toscano/Walker Team have the client's best interest in mind every step of the way! We could not have asked for a more enjoyable experience! Thank you very much; it was a pleasure doing business with you!"
-Lee and Mychele
"As first-time clients of the Toscano/Walker Team, we were extremely impressed by Manon Fredette's professionalism, knowledge and first-class attention to our requirements. As a result, our home was sold 8 hours after being on the market. Manon also helped us with the purchase of our new home, ensuring that all our needs were met. We will definitely recommend Manon and the Toscano/Walker Team to all our friends and family.
Manon is a positive asset to your organization!"
- Monique & Yvon
"As a recent client of Geoff Walker, I want to express my appreciation to Geoff and his team on the recent sale of my home. His real estate knowledge of the current market trends were outstanding, to say the least.
Because of Geoff’s understanding and awareness of today’s market, my home was sold soon after it was listed, and I could not have asked for a better agent to guide me through the entire process. I would, therefore, not hesitate to recommend him to anyone wishing to buy or sell their property.
Many thanks to Geoff and his team for a job well done.
"I just sold my home with Geoff Walker. He and his team provided fantastic service – over and above my expectations. When he quoted my house for just over $30,000 more than other real estate agents in the area, I was a bit wary of his ability to deliver. But, in every respect, he delivered on his commitments.
I decided on a price slightly lower, and it sold in 5 days!
What truly impressed me about Geoff was his honesty and openness. He didn’t mislead me in any way and made my options clear. He made it easy for me, even though I was rarely in town to do anything.
I would highly recommend Geoff Walker and his team for anyone considering selling or buying a home. He is a man of his word and has a great team to back him up!"
"We interviewed quite a few real estate agents when we decided to sell our house. We selected Geoff Walker and his company based upon his in-depth knowledge of the area and his professional and straightforward approach.
Our house has been sold within three weeks and close to Geoff’s original estimate. Geoff has impressed us with his careful attention to all details and empathy with our desires and requirements throughout the listing period, and especially during negotiations with the eventual buyer. He is a very charming, enthusiastic and pleasant individual who has impressed us with his professionalism and dedication.
We are recommending Geoff to all our friends and acquaintances."
- Dr. Akhtar and family
"We would like to express our gratitude to Geoff Walker for selling our house. We were very impressed with how well prepared and knowledgeable Geoff was at our initial meeting. Geoff's professionalism was evident in the way he described our competition, options and time lines. He never hesitated in being available whenever we had a question or concern. He made us feel more optimistic about the possibilities of selling our home. Thanks to Geoff's efforts and experience, we sold our home in less than a week. We would certainly recommend the Toscano/Walker Team for real estate needs because of their exceptional service.
It was a pleasure to have Geoff Walker represent us. Thank you for the lovely Christmas basket. The Katerina Mertikas painting will grace our home's foyer for many years to come. Hope you have a happy and successful New Year. Thanks again for all your help."
- Paul and Elizabeth
"My sister-in-law suggested I contact Geoff Walker to assist us in selling our family home. Geoff came to our home 12 months before we put our home on the market. It was a very difficult time in our lives, and Geoff was very compassionate and very professional in his approach. He even sent a professional stager to our home to give us tips on how to present our home for sale. Her suggestions were invaluable.
I will always recommend the Team to my friends and family."
"I would really like to take the time to thank Geoff Walker for helping us sell our home in a timely fashion. I initially had my home listed By Owner, and tried to sell it by myself, and I had no luck for about 2 months. Then I listed with another agent who was no help at all, and he just said what I wanted to hear just to get the listing, and there was no movement with him for 2 months, as we were not priced correctly. Then I was referred to Geoff Walker by a friend, and I immediately called him as I was creeping up on my closing date for my new property, and I was very impressed with his honestly and what he was able to do for me. He came in, priced the home at a competitive price, and before you know it, we had 2 offers within 3 days, and the home got sold. Thank you very much, Geoff, for all your hard work and honesty with this big transaction. You truly are one of the best real estate agents I have ever met."
"It seems like nowadays everyone is moving, and looking to buy or sell their homes. In an age of economic cutbacks, everyone's looking at saving pennies and striving for the most value for their dollar. We are seeing a lot of friends going through "DIY" real estate sites like Grapevine. My husband, Martin, and I recently bought a new construction home together, and had a wonderful experience with a Realtor named Lindsay Walker, from RE/MAX. Having had such a fantastic experience with Lindsay, I can wholeheartedly say that the value-add by Lindsay was immense. As a homebuyer in the Ottawa market, I felt that working with Lindsay put us at an exponential advantage to those working without the advice of a trusted Realtor, regardless of buying a new construction or pre-owned home.
In our case, we were negotiating with a new home builder, and found that we were feeling overwhelmed and inundated with information. The sales team, while friendly and informative, were biased. They are, after all, looking to make a sale! Lindsay sat with us and went through the information provided, clarifying terms, city codes and neighbourhood profiles. She provided input, from a Realtor's perspective on the pros and cons of the home in question. Lindsay truly represented us - the consumer, the client, the homebuyer - and unlike the developer's sales team, she was focused on our needs and concerns, ensuring that we got the most value for our money. She was able to provide an unbiased perspective on purchasing a home from the developer, even going so far as to show us comparable homes in the same price range, and to provide us with her advice on the growth potential of our new home, relative to the neighbourhood comparables. When we opted to go for a new construction, Lindsay provided valuable advice on the upgrades that would add the most value to our investment, and even went far and above the call of duty by helping us get quotes from reliable, trustworthy specialists and contractors when we weren't sure whom to approach.
Enlisting Lindsay's help really de-mystified the experience of buying a home directly from a large corporate builder. While, to the builder, we were merely one of thousands of buyers, known only by our lot numbers. But, to Lindsay, we were real people with real concerns and questions, looking for a place to call home. She spent a great deal of time and effort in ensuring that we were well represented, and making the best decisions regarding our purchase. Her care and concern were absolutely genuine, and her priority was getting us into the home that was right for us.
While the use of a Realtor when dealing with a developer is not widely publicized, we encourage you to do so. You are arming yourself with information, and protecting yourself as a consumer. There is no cost to you in enlisting the help of an agent, and while the developer may grumble at having to involve your Realtor, it is worth it for you! The advice of a Realtor in your home-buying experience is essential! Get the unbiased facts - when making one of the largest investments of your life. Research, research, research - and arm yourself with a certified real Estate professional.
Lindsay’s role in our home purchase was invaluable. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, and we admired her professionalism, tenacity and dedication to our home purchase. We absolutely recommend her services to anyone buying or selling their home in the Ottawa area. Thank you, Lindsay!"
- Sharon and Martin
"Our selling experience with Manon Fredette was exceptional!
We tried selling a year ago with a real estate agent from another company and were very disappointed with the service, and our home did not sell in the 60-day period, had very few showings, and not one showing from the listing agent!!!! We then tried selling on our own, had one offer, but eventually did not sell.
Along came Manon and, within 2 weeks on MLS listing, we had a serious offer and ended up selling at almost our asking price.
We were a little apprehensive to choose a real estate agent again, but our son highly recommended Manon, who had sold his home, and he purchased with her as well, and he said she was awesome.
We agree, she is awesome! She not only gave us staging tips, marketed our home with great photos and details, but she "talked up" our home at showings, following up aggressively with potential buyers and handled the offer process very professionally.
We couldn't be more pleased with her services, and we have recommended her to others, as well.
Thank you, Manon, for helping make one of our dreams come through!"
- Sue & Andre
Thank you so much for all your help. We were happy working with you the way you have discussed the option and odds.
Your teamwork showed the results.
Thanks a lot, again,"
- Soniya and Rakesh
"In March, we made the decision to sell our Ottawa property. We had received a card in the mail outlining the services provided by the RE/MAX. We had seen their signs around the community and thought that they would have a solid knowledge of local real estate. Geoff Walker came to our rescue. At our first meeting, we knew we had made the right choice. Geoff talked with us about pricing, and we discussed the finer points about real estate inflation. He gave us his advice, and we took it. He was also not shy in suggesting ideas to improve the possibility of a sale in a highly competitive market. So, bye, bye wall of grandchildren's art. Our home sold in one month for the listing price. We certainly recommend this team for their forthrightness and friendliness."
- Jamie and Joyce