Testimonials

August 2016

If you are wondering if you should try to sale your house by yourself or with the help of an agent, I strongly recommend not to waste any time and to choose Gabriel as your real estate agent.

Gabriel knows the Ottawa market, he knows how to promote the sell of a house and he is a good communicator.  He is professional and base is decisions and actions of excellent values. 

My house was sold quickly and for more then what I had expected. I can just say good things about the services provided by Gabriel.

Merci 1,000 fois Gabriel et continu ton bon travail

Marie


June 2016

Great service, quick response to concerns and inquires. Highly adaptable to changing wants and needs. Able to find that hidden gem.  Has a vast network of skill trades.  Highly recommended

Dr. Pierre


June 2016

Nous avons récemment vendu notre ancienne demeure et acheté une nouvelle maison, les deux transactions ayant été effectuées par l'entremise de Gabriel. Nous ne tarissons pas d'éloges à l'endroit de Gabriel, qui a mené de main de maître les étapes parfois longues et tortueuses des opérations immobilières. Toujours souriant, enthousiaste et ponctuel, Gabriel a, à son grand mérite, rendu l'aventure la moins stressante possible. Optimiste par surcroît, il a su nous soutenir le moral par sa personnalité attachante. Nous vous le recommandons comme agent immobilier sans la moindre hésitation. Que vous puissiez vivre l'aventure immobilière en compagnie de Gabriel aussi agréablement que nous.

Thérèse et Claude


June 2016

In the last 5 months Gabriel has helped us purchase a home, sell a house (we got asking price and it sold within days!) and find tenants for our rental property.  The fact that we chose Gabriel for all of these transactions speaks volumes for how satisfied we were with his services.  He is knowledgeable, responsive, professional and a pleasure to work with.  He has all the right connections to get your home sold or to help you make the right purchase. I can’t recommend him enough. Thanks Gabriel.

Rheal and Nicole


May 2016

We interviewed three agents before listing our home with a realtor and chose Gabriel for his professionalism, energy and extensive knowledge of the Overbrook area. As it turned out, we definitely made the right decision. Gabriel truly went above and beyond our expectations, putting a great deal of time and energy into helping us ensure that our property would show as well as possible, and he had many smart suggestions for making small improvements that would have a big impact on buyers. He also wasn't afraid to invest in marketing (online and offline), staging and top-notch photography. Most importantly, he delivered, and we accepted a good offer within five weeks of listing, even though we were selling at one of the slowest times of the year.

The communication was excellent, with frequent updates regarding visits, open houses and buyer and buyer agent feedback. His knowledge of technology (social media, web publishing,     etc.) and the subtleties of the MLS database made a big difference. Unlike other agents we've had contact with in the past, Gabriel is completely ethical and was clearly dedicated to getting the best possible sale price for us, and not simply selling at any price.

We've already recommended Gabriel to several of our friends, and will continue to do so.

Lizanne and Nick


May 2016

For a few years I had been doing my own research on properties and was convinced I knew everything about what was required to buy a home. I never thought I would work with a realtor, but when Gabriel was recommended to me, I thought why not set up one meeting. Well, looking back now I can definitely say that setting up that first meeting was one of the best decisions I made.

From the beginning, Gabriel was an incredible realtor to work with. He would present different suggestions and ideas about properties, his "food for thought" as he called it. After looking at several potential properties, he helped me find a house within the budget and area I was looking for. He went above and beyond being available at anytime of the day, and met me for the final walk through to make sure everything was good to go on closing day.

Having gone through the process and purchased my first home, I don't think I could have done it without Gabriel. I highly recommend him to anyone as an excellent and reliable realtor!

Victoria


March 2016

It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Gabriel de Varennes on the listing and sale of our home.

Gabriel had an initial meeting with us and took extensive notes regarding our specific situation and expectations. Initially we were uncertain of the asking price but Gabriel diligently checked multiple sources to run comparables. He provided us with outstanding advice about how to prepare our home for sale. His marketing plan, which included a virtual tour and aerial footage from a drone, professional home staging services and high-gloss printed brochures, exceeded our expectations. Gabriel was forthcoming and honest with changes that we needed to make in our home to attract buyers quickly and his advice was spot on.

Throughout the entire process, Gabriel was professional, conscientious and motivated.  He is a highly attentive agent making us feel at times like we were his only clients, which was not the case. He is highly personable with a charismatic and engaging personality. He takes the time to follow-up with agents after each showing and took the time to follow through with us as well.  We never felt neglected.  We managed to sell our house for an excellent price, $65K above what the first two agents we interviewed suggested we list at!  This was realized in a flat market.

We are pleased to recommend Gabriel de Varennes to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.  In our opinion, he is hands down a cut  above the rest in the real estate business and we would not hesitate to call upon him if we ever need to move again.

Please feel free to contact either one of us by email if you want to discuss our experience in greater detail.

Happy Sellers in Osgoode, Ontario

 
 

Derek and Anna


March 2016

Working with Gabriel was the right choice for us. Apart from being professional
and attentive to our needs, his intimate knowledge of Ottawa’s neighbourhoods
proved invaluable. As well, his knowledge of renovations was a big help, he was a 
wealth of ideas for evaluating property potential. 
We came to him thinking we had to settle for less with our budget, but Gabriel 
showed us the possibilities we were missing and we ended up finding a property
in our favourite neighbourhood, well within our budget. A strong negotiator to 
have on our team as well, we would recommend him to anybody looking for an
agent in the Ottawa area.

Lee and Jill


February 2016

Gabriel was amazing at renting my house. His dedication, knowledge, attention and engagement were delivered with great professionalism. He made it, that this "big" decision became very comfortable. His grounded values of honesty, integrity, compassion & excellence was what I was looking for and I received.

I would recommend him.

Thanks Gabriel 

 

Luce


January 2016

As a first time home buyer, it is hard to know what to expect. There are so many things that go into buying your first home and it can be hard to navigate. What’s my budget? What area do I want to live in? Do I want to live in a condo? Detached house? Town home? Bungalow? Followed by many many other questions. Going into this process for the first time can be daunting and a bit scary. We started working with Gabriel before we even knew the answers to any of these questions. He showed us all types of houses in different areas and then really narrowed in on what would work for us and what we wanted. He is able to listen to his clients to really help them find exactly what they are looking for.
 
Finding a house can mean hitting some bumps and walls along the way. Gabriel was there any time, any day that we needed him. As a client of his, you feel like you are his only client, because that’s how he treats you. Always available to talk, working at all hours of the day, and always looking out for your best interest. He wants you to find exactly what you’re looking for, no matter how long it takes.
 
In the end we have found the home of our dreams and it is all thanks to Gabriel’s help. If you are looking for a real estate agent that is passionate about what he does, is always available to help, listens to your needs, and truly cares about his clients, then talk to Gab.

Bridget and Ben


January 2015

I just wanted to take a few moments to thank you for all your time and hard work with helping me purchase my new home. It was so nice to see such professionalism and dedication to your clientele. I've learned so much from our viewings and  conversations about the real-estate industry as well as what to focus on when purchasing a home. I wish you continued success in the future and will not hesitate to highly recommend your services to others seeking to buy or sell a home. Thank you for being so professional, it certainly made the whole purchasing process much smoother then anticipated! 

James


September 2014

I always thought I wouldn't use a realtor to buy my first home, so as I began my journey to purchase my investment property I was convinced that I knew what I wanted, had done my research, could handle the process, and would enjoy leisurely looking for a place on my own. However, after a year of unsuccessful searching, I casually met Gabriel and began to discuss my plans. He was professional, friendly, and willing to stick with my relaxed time schedule, so I decided to give it a shot. After going through the process I am so glad I had him by my side. He was honest and extremely knowledgeable during house tours about warning signs, he knew about all of the neighborhoods I didn't and found places I would never have seen on my own, and ultimately he was able to steer me toward a purchase that met all of my LONG list of criteria. I never felt pressured to express my true feelings and I felt more like I was dealing with an honest and caring friend, which is exactly what I was looking for in a realtor. I was often astonished at how much time he dedicated to serving his clients, but I could see that he genuinely enjoys his work. During the buying process Gabriel led me though everything, explaining the processes with detail, and had a large network of professionals that made every step along the way simple and stress free. As a first time home buyer who wanted nothing to do with realtors, I can definitely say my mind has been changed. I could never have ended up here on my own and I HIGHLY recommend Gabriel to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Ottawa Area.

Jenna


August 2014

As first time home buyers looking for an income property, we had no idea what to expect! Gabriel helped us through every step of our property search and home buying experience. His promptness, knowledge of the area, and real estate expertise was invaluable in helping us to find a home that met our current and future needs. We highly recommend Gabriel and will ‎absolutely be using him for our next real estate venture.

Shawn and Sloane


July 2014

Gabriel provided excellent professional service in both the sale of my home and the purchase of a new property. He served as an invaluable resource and advisor on the true state of the Ottawa market and how it impacted the sale of my home and my requirements for a new home. He was a tremendous asset in forming and executing the strategy and negations for both my sale and purchase.

I will definitely use his services in the future and do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a top notch hardworking real estate agent.

Peter


July 2014

Gabriel de Varennes helped me sell my parents’ home in the summer of 2014.  On our first meeting, Gabriel sat down and explained the process of selling the house and answered all my questions and concerns.  Throughout the process, he consistently kept me updated on the activity and feedback of prospective buyers.  When issues did arise, Mr. de Varennes was quick to take action to solve the problems.  This was especially important, as I lived 9 hours away. He also recognized the emotional aspect of selling a family home.  His support and understanding were greatly appreciated.  Mr. de Varennes is professional, dedicated, trustworthy, and committed to his client, and I recommend him highly. 

Lise


June 2014

My wife and I were in the market for purchasing a new home in 2014. Gabriel de Varennes was recommended to us and we couldn't have been happier. It was our first purchase and didn't know exactly what to expect and Gabriel walked us through it all step by step. He was positive, professional and we immediately felt confident working with him. He was very considerate of our preferences and came up with a number of houses that fit our expectations, including the one that we ended up purchasing. Gabriel made it easy to understand the entire process and allowed us a worry free experience. We highly recommend Gabriel de Varennes.

Alex and Anaique