Our experience with Yvan Rheaume was from beginning to end, excellent. His primary focus was to sell our house for the best price in the shortest time possible. This meant less disruption to us and allowed for a very smooth moving process. Yvan did a completely thorough market analysis in order to achieve a fully optimized sale, especially regarding value and timeliness.
As the selling process proceeded Yvan provided honest advice and more importantly, valuable services to support the sale (professional home stager, storage facilities, etc…). Yvan always demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and was always available to answer our questions. It was abundantly clear that he always had our best interest at heart. Having negotiated the best sales terms on our behalf, he continued his flawless service to ensure all the sales transactions activities went smoothly. We recommend Yvan, without any reservation, as your next real estate agent.
Andrea McDonald and Duncan Green (Vancouver)
Yvan Rheaume is a real estate agent who looks out for 100% of his clients’ objectives. His wealth of experience with personal moves has shown him how clients buying or selling should be supported and treated by an agent. Honesty, Integrity, Results are his trademark skills. He remains at your service in the event any future problems may arise with the purchase/sale. From house searching while in BC via MLS, to landing the house of our dreams in Ottawa, Yvan made the whole process very pleasant and left us amazed by his knowledge, sincerity and commitment to us.
Troy & Katie Kelly (Ottawa)
Buying a house is easy and complicated at the same time when we are not familiar with the area. As you explained to us at our first meeting, hunting for a house is a process where everyone has a role to play. You explained how important it was to determine exactly what we look for and do the right things at the right time. Your sound advices, your determination and your availability allowed us not only to find a house but to find the right one for us. With you, it’s not a business relationship; it’s a relationship of trust. Thank you for your professionalism!
Steeve Beaulieu, Christine, Amy & Joshua (Rockland)
Yvan skillfully guided us through the process of preparing our property for sale. His provision of services (professional home stager and videographer, free storage) ensured the property was well presented and in every respect ready to proceed to market. His pre-planning and preparation paid off, the property sold quickly and Yvan handled the closing with the same high level of professionalism and attention to detail. As home owners, we fully endorse this knowledgeable and skilled real estate professional.
Miles & Cindy Grant (Halifax)
It is our immense pleasure to recommend Yvan Rheaume as a real estate agent. Yvan recently helped us purchase a new home in Ottawa and over the course of our relationship he exceeded every one of our expectations. My initial email to Yvan was while I was still interviewing prospective agents. His reply was prompt and friendly, but most importantly it answered every question in my email. Without doubt what I most appreciated about Yvan was his availability. Emails, text messages and phone calls were always answered immediately and no question was left un-answered.
Yvan provided us with a lot of valuable information and reading material before our trip to Ottawa. The map of Ottawa was particularly thoughtful, and allowed us to gain a better understanding of the suburbs we were interested in. The database of potential properties that Yvan built for us in our personal ‘portal’ was invaluable. It was exceptionally helpful to be able to see all our potential properties at a glance, and to be able to sort them quickly and efficiently. It was much easier than constantly trying to navigate MLS ourselves. Yvan was always available to alter the parameters of the portal when we needed it.
Our trip to Ottawa was very short and very busy. We had one week to find a property with a newborn and three year old in tow. Yvan was ready for us and had our days planned and organized to a timetable that worked for us. He was also patient and understanding as our needs changed around the children.
When we found the house we wanted to buy and the negotiations began we were glad we were on Yvan’s team. With us, and on his own time, Yvan did in-depth market research on the local housing market so that when we presented our first offer and settled on a final price we felt confident we weren’t over-paying. While negotiating with the other agent Yvan firmly pursued our best interests. Yvan confidently guided us through all the paperwork and legal work, and even after the sale was complete he continued to be available to answer our questions.
Yvan sets an exceptionally high standard for all real estate agents and when the time comes to sell our house we will call Yvan again. We will confidently recommend him to everyone we know.
Joanna and Dan Saunders (Ottawa)
We have bought and sold many homes over the course of our over 30 year careers in the Canadian Armed Forces but our recent house hunting trip in Ottawa was special because we were buying our "forever house". Yvan came highly recommended by two of our friends and we were thrilled with his high level of personal engagement throughout the process. He was patient with us as our search evolved over the course of a month and a half from downtown, to the suburbs, and finally to the countryside.
Yvan was very knowledgeable of the entire Ottawa region housing market! He gave us his undivided, very energetic attention during our week on the ground in Ottawa and was instrumental in us finally purchasing our dream home. Throughout the process we called Yvan our "super-agent" and he is, by far, the best Realtor we have dealt with on a purchase in several decades of military moves.
Andy Goggin and Mary-Ann Barnes-Goggin (Ottawa)
From the start of the home sale process to the processing of offers, and eventual sale, Yvan Rhéaume offered us a friendly and professional service. The advice that he gave us showed a deep knowledge of the Ottawa market as well as the needs and requirements of the military community on the move. We have had other agents before but Yvan stands out as the best! We thank him for a truly positive experience out of what normally is a very stressful time. We definitely would recommend him to our friends and associates.
Andy and Claire (Ottawa)
Weeks before our House Hunting Trip (HHT), Yvan informed us about the buying process in Ottawa and provided us with an inventory of properties based on our search criteria. When we arrived in Ottawa, Yvan had prepared an itinerary to optimize our limited time for showings and to avoid wasted time on the road. He also explained to us the administrative aspects to consider when doing the showings and the properties to choose from. When going throughout more stressful times, Yvan went above our expectations to re-assure us and provide us with appropriate advice. Very flexible throughout the HHT, he was very well suited to our particular needs. Very professional, he knows very well the Ottawa area and its surrounding areas, as well as all the facilities available to new residents. We highly recommend Yvan Rhéaume.
Stésy Bouchard and Marc-André Gélinas (Ottawa)
It is a great pleasure working with Yvan. His thorough research and comprehensive market knowledge made searching for the right property very easy. He is available anytime to assist and he made the purchase process easy. Highly recommended. I will certainly use his expertise again.
Greg Penner (Ottawa)
Yvan Rheaume is, without a doubt, the hardest working, most professional real estate agent I have ever dealt with. A real diamond in the rough of the Ottawa property market. He took personal care in helping us find the right property and never tired in his efforts on our behalf. His sound knowledge of the market and willingness to give frank, honest advice on homes helped us make the right decision. We worked with Yvan for more than one year before making our purchase and there was never pressure from him to hurry or make a commitment before we were ready. He is man of tremendous integrity. His background as a military officer shows through in his attention to detail and reliability. Do yourself a favour and use Yvan for your property purchase. You’ll be glad you did.
From our first meeting with Yvan until the sale of our house, our experience has been excellent. One can easily acknowledge that he has been many times buyer and seller during his military career; he knows how to provide the best service to his clients and, being very knowledgeable of the Ottawa market, he makes the right recommendations. An outstanding professional throughout the process, he demonstrated that he aimed for our best interests and not selling at all costs. Indeed, with the assistance of an agent recommended by Yvan, we bought another home outside Ottawa.
Yvan always gave us honest advice, in addition to providing us with a professional home stager and storage facilities. He was always available to answer our questions.
Yvan is, with no doubt, the hardest working and the most professional real estate agent we have ever dealt with. Without any reservation, we fully endorse Yvan, an experienced and professional Realtor using his deep knowledge to meet his clients’ objectives.
Jean-Pierre Sarrazin et Annie Brassard (Ottawa)
Yvan helped us find and purchase our first home in Ottawa. He was very helpful and fully dedicated all day with us while we searched for a house. He provided many resources and valuable information throughout the process. Yvan did a thorough market research when it was time to make an offer, and ensured we got a fair market price. He was available at all times for any questions we had and was very knowledgeable on the different neighbourhoods.
Geoff & Bri (Ottawa)
We had a short period of time to find our dream home. Yvan dedicated much time and supported us throughout all the steps for the purchase of our house. Highly knowledgeable of the Ottawa area and the current real estate market, he gave us useful advice regarding the different neighbourhoods to consider in our searches. He was very attentive to our needs and made everything possible to make our task easier. Thank you Yvan!
Valérie, Jean-François and Lily (Orléans)
When posted to Iqaluit (Nunavut), the last thing we want is to worry about the sale of our house. Knowing Yvan previously as member of the CAF, it came naturally to choose him as our Realtor, after a short meeting. During the entire process, Yvan was an outstanding advisor. To market our home, Yvan had an awesome home stager and professional photo-videographer. The outcome was a house well marketed at its market price. With his great listening skills, Yvan gave us excellent advices, without putting any pressure upon us. Yvan being thoroughly familiar with the military postings, all documents required by Brookfield were presented very clearly to us. His weekly reports were user friendly but thorough. Without hesitation, we recommend Yvan to sell your house! Thanks again Yvan for investing yourself so much into the sale of our house. You’re welcome in Iqaluit.
Jeff, Karine and the children Emy and Derek
It’s a pleasure to recommend Yvan because of his outstanding availability and sound advices. He was very patient responding to all our questions and returning very quickly all phone calls and emails, regardless of the day and time. Despite the short time we had, Yvan made our house hunting a success. If you are out of town and you don’t know the Ottawa area, the advices from Yvan and his experience will guide you to make the right choice!
Brahim Soussi & Luce Grondin (Rockland)
I just wanted to thank you so much on behalf of my mother and I. We honestly appreciate everything you did and you had to deal with many difficult people in the process. If I know anyone interested in buying or selling we will most definitely recommend you. You are by far the best realtor we have ever encountered and you were so professional, gracious, meticulous and understanding. Wish you and your family all the best in the future.
Nabila Vakani (Ottawa)
We are happy to recommend Yvan because he made the house-hunting process both comfortable and enjoyable. He went the extra mile to help us navigate the challenges of buying our first home and make the decision that was right for us. He is invested in finding the right property for his client(s) and is sincere throughout the home-buying experience. Yvan pays attention to the details, is reliable, and is a pleasure to work with. We recommend him highly and will not hesitate to seek him out should we need someone to sell our house.
Niki and Steve (Ottawa)
I approached Yvan by email. His response was exceptionally quick. His no pressure demeanour began with mailing a package of the services and standards he would provide to us. He did not disappoint. From the beginning, Yvan adapted to our schedule, whether it be lunch time quick trips to look at houses or after 8 p.m. meetings at our place to accommodate our family schedule. He responded to each question in a logical and thoughtful manner and quickly anticipated our needs, providing information before we even asked. Yvan provided excellent analysis and strategic advice. Our best interest was always his number one consideration. His patience is exceptional. We opted to both buy our new home and sell our existing one using his services. Our overall experience on both fronts was fantastic.
Ian Burgess (Ottawa)
Moving from New Brunswick to Ontario is definitely not an easy feat. Luckily for us, Yvan was there for us every step of the way. We really appreciated his guidance, knowledge and most of all, his patience. Finding a house with only 5 days to work with takes lots of patience, especially when you have to deal with Comfree! Thank you Yvan in helping us find our home!
Nicole & Jonathan (Arnprior)
We had the good fortune to have selected Yvan Rheaume as our realtor for the recent sale of our home. Yvan's meticulous and professional approach to the process of evaluating and preparing a home for the market, plus his effective marketing plan, resulted in selling our home within days for more than the list price. Yvan's personal touches and support combined with his characteristic open and honest communication made working with him a pleasure. We highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home. As a military family proceeding on our 14th relocation, we were very impressed with Yvan's professionalism, knowledge of the Integrated Relocation Program (IRP), and caring support. He is the best realtor we have worked with.
Bill & Lisa Tracey (Ottawa)
Yvan used an array of tools, some unique compared to his peers, to bring the best out of our property so that it stood out. Always there for us, he provided pertinent advice to ensure the best possible preparation for the viewings. Very responsive, Yvan has a very good listening ear to address any concerns or questions in a timely manner. He does not let his clients in the dark and maintains an open communication at all times. Yvan’s work ethic and professionalism are noteworthy. Thank you for having made the selling of our property an experience as satisfying as it could be. You are one of a kind!
Brinda and Jean-Pierre Carrier (Ottawa)
Yvan is the consummate professional! He is incredibly client-focused, skillfully helping us navigate the insanity that is the current Ottawa real estate market with a cool head and with our best interests in mind. We weren't the easiest of clients! Not only was he readily available whenever we needed his assistance, he also steered us around a few unexpected hurdles along the way. Highly recommended!
John Loitzenbauer (Ottawa)
We had a very good experience selling our house. Yvan explained everything we needed to do carefully and step by step. He showed great attention to every detail in preparing our house before it went on the market and offered us resources to help. He was always available to answer our questions in a timely fashion and he was very much an advocate for us in our negotiating a fair deal. He has a great understanding of military moves as he also had a career with D.N.D. The result was that we sold our home in just a few days after it went onto the market. Thank you so much.
Ernie and Cathy MacNeil (Ottawa)
A genuine, responsive, and caring professional! These words would best describe Yvan and my experience working with him as part of my military posting from an afar province to the National Capital Region. Yvan continually demonstrated a high standard of awareness of the challenges associated with my relocation program, my move schedule, my family needs, and cost considerations.
His methodical approach from preparing for a house hunting trip to its smooth execution, provision of access to key data, responsiveness to changes in bookings / search criteria, and astute analysis during negotiation continually added value to my home purchase experience. I have come to know Yvan as a genuinely caring professional who holds to himself to a high standard, as well as other home services vendors that he would dare offer for my consideration. I was able to get access to an excellent home inspector, and I would not hesitate to seek other recommendations from Yvan.
I very much appreciated his post-purchase follow-through, handling of issues, and taking the time to check in on my family and I once we arrived in our new home. Further testaments to his genuine care that sets him apart were his generous house warming gift and small gestures to help save my busy family some time, such as a surprise visit to bring the kids some pumpkins to carve around Halloween.
Yvan is amongst the best Realtors with whom I have worked over the course of my 20+ year career and resultant relocations. I highly recommend him.
Justin Armstrong (Ottawa)
I consulted with Yvan as I wanted to sell my house. He had a lady come over and pass on points that would be beneficial to me in selling my house and staging.
I wanted things done pretty quick and Yvan obliged!
He met with me on a Wednesday evening, the pictures and video were taken the following Tuesday. The next Wednesday, he helped relocate all my boxes and excess items to a storage container. That Friday, my house hit the market and I had two competitive offers.
His knowledge, assistance and advice were very helpful throughout the selling portion of my move!
C’est sûr, Yvan des maisons
Cindy Tremblay (Ottawa)
Yvan Rheaume acted as a consummate professional throughout the sale process of our home. In addition to understanding our unique real estate needs as a military service couple, he impressed us with his thorough analytical approach to pricing our home for sale, which included a comprehensive market analysis of past and current pricing trends as well as projected land values. The information he provided helped us not only decide on a price point for our home, but also understand "the why" and "the how" with regard to deriving that price. He provided great attention to detail and was always quick to return emails, texts and phone calls which was instrumental in maintaining an open dialogue.
We also appreciated working with his team of professionals, who helped us stage our home in preparation for the sale. This was in addition to his incentive program that offset the cost of a storage unit and moving truck that was used for the purposes of decluttering our home during the staging process. His hard work paid off and resulted in the sale of our home in Westboro in the spring of 2019 in just 17 days. Yvan and his team are highly recommended and we look forward to working with him again to purchase on our return posting to Ottawa.
Sandy and Katy Shearer (Ottawa)
Yvan went above and beyond all of our expectations. If you are looking for an agent that will go the extra mile to make sure your home buying experience goes perfectly, search no further. Yvan's advice was invaluable to us on our search for our next house. I will recommend him to anyone that asks me for a realtor. Special skills: Fluently speaks French, proficient with military jargon and HHT expectations.
Eric Jeunehomme (Ottawa)
As a military family, we’ve experienced many moves. Yvan’s knowledge, professionalism, understanding, and comprehensive sales package made this sale the most enjoyable of our eleven career moves. Not only did he gauge the market correctly, but he also recommended a sale price that was comparable to others and that netted us more than we could have imagined. Yvan was recommended by a friend who, after unsuccessfully listing with another agent, hired Yvan. Yvan’s process saw a sale within the first week on the market. When we considered listing, he was our number one choice for a realtor. We would not hesitate to recommend Yvan to our friends, colleagues, and family. You will not find a more dedicated and genuine professional.
John and Jodi van der Laan (London)
We highly recommend Yvan for a Real Estate Agent. He is highly efficient, knowledgeable, organized, bilingual, fast and persuasive. It was such a pleasure working with him and he helped us remain calm during a very stressful time. He provided us with excellent recommendations from a great home stager, to a pre-home inspector and even suggestion for temporary storage during the staging portion of the sale. All these factors and more helped us be successful with the sale of our home. Yvan has a very strategic approach to selling a house and used all the available tools in the business to market our home. We listed our house in the morning and it was sold by 9pm the same day! Outstanding work Yvan! Merci tellement! We were so proud of his work and fully recommend Yvan. As a military person who looks for a fast and a result-oriented approach, this is the person for you!
Nadine Tischhauser (Ottawa)
Yvan Rheaume was recommended to us through a friend who had used his services in the past. From another province, I contacted Yvan months before the expected purchase. Our first discussion over the phone was over 1 hour, and he took the time to answer all our questions and more, and he did that knowing I could have gone with another agent anytime because I had not signed any documents that made Yvan our purchasing real estate agent representative. We were coming from another province, and only had 5 days to find a house. Yvan prepared us well for the upcoming housing purchase trip. He had provided us with negatives and positive for every area, provided advices on school and informed us of the current housing market in the Ottawa area. His advice allowed us to decide which area of Ottawa was more suitable for our family. Upon our arrival to the Ottawa area, Yvan had already booked viewing for houses that we had chosen to visit. In 3 days, we visited over 35 houses, and not once did Yvan ever made us feel like it was too much. We visited houses from around 10 am to 8 pm on 2 of these 3 days. Yvan allowed us to form our own opinion of the residence we were visiting, but when we seeked his input, he provided a very analytical and unbiased opinion that was very appreciated. Yvan provided, on numerous occasions, opinions that were very valuable to us and that helped us make a decision on the proper house to buy. We made a first offer on a house, Yvan was up to 2 am to try to close the deal but in the end, it didn't go through. We made an offer on a second residence and again, Yvan was up until 1 am to close the deal. We apologized to him for making him work so late, and he totally made us feel like it was his job, and that sometimes, his job makes him work after regular working hours. After the purchase, Yvan continued to assist us by ensuring that all the proper documents were in, in order to conclude the transaction. Yvan also assisted with the inspection of the residence and discussed some very valid points with the home inspector. All in all, Yvan was present through the whole purchasing process and returned all my calls very promptly. Even 1 month after the purchase, I called him for a question and he provided me with his opinion. An example of how Yvan takes care of his customers; he recently brought 3 pumpkins for my 3 kids at my residence. He did so in the middle of the day, and we would have never known he did this if I hadn't come home from work earlier that day and caught him in the act. He did this although he was completely done assisting us with the purchase. In conclusion, Yvan gave us a 5 star service. His knowledge of the housing market helped us greatly in choosing a house and a neighbourhood for our family. I discussed our real experience with Yvan as our real estate agent with co-workers who recently moved to the Ottawa area and they were amazed by the service we had. I highly recommend his services, you will not be disappointed! Thank you Yvan, we truly enjoy the neighbourhood we bought into.
Erik and Jen Dubois (Orléans)
If you are looking to purchase a property, I highly recommend working with Yvan. His honesty, efficient communication and knowledge of the business has made the process of buying a first home much more enjoyable. It truly felt as though he had our backs the whole way through. We look forward to working with him again in the future.
Stéphanie Bossé (Ottawa)