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)
Yvan was available from the beginning to the end of my home buying process. He knows his job very well and a good knowledge of the market. I will do business with him without any hesitation.
Once again Yvan has proven why he is in the right business! Thanks to his advice and guidance we were able to list and sell our Ottawa home in 4 days for more than expected. He provided excellent guidance for preparing our house for staging and showing it for maximum effect. His Market analysis was thorough and strategic. With his advice, we were able to list the house at a price point that would attract the maximum number of prospective buyers. He maximized use of social media, online resources and mobile apps (My Home) to keep us and other realtors on top of showings and feedback during the selling period. Above all, he skillfully dealt with many other Realtors and their clients to create positive conditions to maximize interest and encourage good bids while treating everyone honestly and with utmost professionalism and respect. Consummate professional in all respects; will exceed all your expectations. Yep, the market is crazy right now, all the more reason to use a good realtor. We would have settled for much less but Yvan kept us from losing our heads. Well Done! If you're in Ottawa and need/want to sell your home, or buy a home now, call Yvan!
Greg Penner (Ottawa)