Your Ottawa-Wide REALTORS®
Why Work with YOW REALTORS®?
Our goal as your Ottawa REALTORS® is to help make the process easier for you. Whether you are buying or selling , we are committed to guiding you every step of the way. Real estate negotiation is a skill developed through training and experience. The best way to make sure that your next move is a positive experience with minimum hassle is to work with real estate professionals. We excel at turning your wants and needs into your dream come true, all while respecting your timeframe and financial boundaries.
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What Our Clients Are Saying:
"…This duo of an A team went above and beyond time and time again in my families journey to find our first home. It doesn't matter if you are buying a mansion or a small town home like I did, they always made me feel like I mattered. Their constant honesty and genuine care for their clients wants and needs made home buying a great experience…."
– Adam G.
"The level of service I received from YOW REALTORS® was amazing! In the span of a few days, my home was transformed. Staging, cleaning, photos, you name it!"
"I have never had a Realtor that cares as much as Curtis and Julie at YOW REALTORS®. We sold our home a year ago, and still receive these wonderful pop-by gifts. They truly care about you!"
"Due to unforeseen circumstances, I needed to get my home up for sale ASAP! Curtis and Julie were able to immediately jump into action. The home was listed and sold in an efficient and professional manner. It was such a stress-reliever knowing my home was in good hands."
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Buying a home in today’s market can be difficult. YOW REALTORS® assist you every step of the way. We have a tried and true process that ensures you find the home that fits your needs at the price that fits your budget.
Getting to know our clients is essential. That’s why our first step is to always get to know one another. Whether this is a phone call, video/zoom chat, or a sit-down in a local coffee shop. We value client relationships.
Now that we’ve gotten to know each other, we gather details to set you up on a search to locate a home. Together we outline your designated criteria such as location, home structure type, finishes, & budget. Establishing a good foundation for this search is key.
The fun begins! With the customised criteria of your wants & needs, we set you up in our MLS (Multiple listing Service) database! Here you will receive notifications straight to your email when new homes that fit your specific desires hit the market.
Once we’ve found some properties that appeal to you, let’s go see them! In today’s market, showings are important. We assist you in reviewing the home from top to bottom. We provide our professional opinion on condition, location and market value based on our knowledge and research of what comparable neighbouring properties have sold for.
Offers can be an exciting, yet stressful time. Having an agent that you can trust eases stress. We guide you regarding recommended offer price, specific clauses to include, deposit, closing date, etc. We ensure detailed communication between all involved parties and negotiate on your behalf with your best interests are our top priority.
Hooray! You have bought yourself a home! You may be wondering what the next steps are. We do a final walk through with you prior to closing to help prepare for your move-in. As your representatives throughout the transaction, we follow up with the seller’s agent and respective lawyers and mortgage brokers to ensure a smooth closing. We also maintain communication with you to ensure all your ducks are in a row. (are you all packed? financing in place? etc.)
We love happy clients. We surprise our clients with frequent pop-by gifts and invite them to appreciation events. Our pop-by gifts and unique closing packages are highly sought after.
Selling a home in today’s market is more than inserting a sign in the lawn. To achieve the highest price and protect your equity, there is value in hiring our team. We have a successful listing plan to showcase your home, using strategies designed specifically for your neighbourhood, the season and the current marketplace.
Getting to know our clients is essential. Real Estate is relationship based and establishing a trusted partnership is our first step in the listing process. We go out of our way to understand you and your motivations. An initial meeting at your home ensures we can complete our research to determine the best strategy for overall success.
Following extensive background research, we complete a detailed comparative market analysis specific to your property. We include recent and historical trends to determine list price and selling strategy.
Our hands-on approach to preparing your home is a highly respected and appreciated service. We include staging, using furniture, decor and art for perfect presentation. We complete small home repairs then offer professional cleaners as the final touch. Our real estate photographer is one of the best in Ottawa and offers photos, videos, virtual tours & floor plans. We access exclusive sites to market your home ahead of going live on MLS.
YOW REALTORS® manages the schedule of showings to suit your schedule. Secure iboxes for agent key access is an extra level of protection and provides tracking. Our feedback system captures reviews from prospective buyers.
Offers can be an exciting, yet stressful time. Having the an agent that you can trust on your side can ease the stress. We guide you through the offer processes, expertly putting our negotiating skills at work to your advantage.
Hooray! You have sold your home! Communication is key to a smooth transaction. We continue to communicate with the buyer’s agent and your lawyer until final completion.
We love happy clients. Yow REALTORS® provide closing gifts to show our appreciation. Join in our client appreciation events and don’t be alarmed when you find seasonal pop-by gifts on your front porch each season 🙂
YOW REALTORS® manages commercial property purchases and leasing through all phases. From office, retail, industrial or mixed-use units, our wealth of knowledge is beneficial to guide you through the transaction.
Looking to find that perfect vacant property for your dream home? YOW REALTORS® will assist you with making that dream a reality. From the initial process of locating land to matching a custom builder for your particular preference and style, we will connect the dots and manage the details.
Renovations, Project Management, & Design
Did you purchase a home that needs a little (or a lot!) of work? The YOW REALTORS® Team assists with coordinating renovations. Determining an overall build style and layout is our specialty. Selecting appropriate materials and finishes to match that style is our passion. We have experience managing a project from start to finish, liaising with your contractor to see your renovation dreams come true.
Get In Touch
- Vice President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB)
- Chair of Finance Committee, OREB
- Previous Certified Accountant
- Founding Member OREB YPN Committee
- Manotick Community Association Volunteer
- Masters Degree in Business
- Extensive knowledge of construction and renovations
- 20+ years buying, selling, flipping properties
- Designed/project managed the build of custom homes
- Provides Hands-on Approach to ensure success
- Born in Newfoundland, grew up in Alberta
- Resident of Manotick
- Enjoys travel, his dog, pool/hot-tub & boating
- Program Coordinator, Canada Revenue Agency
- Operated homestays for international students
- Landlord for investment properties
- Experience in renovations & secondary dwelling units
- 3-year diploma in business administration – HR management
- Mortgage agent course
- Experience in hospitality, construction, transportation
- Resided in Vancouver area, Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa
- DIY Aficionado
- Recent graduate: Building Science degree program at Algonquin College
- Knowledge in Renovations & Construction
- Former Project Administrator at an Ottawa Reit
- Deployed energy efficient building initiatives while on the Energy Management team
- Lover of hobbies: Aquariums, Dog training, Automotive, Woodworking, you name it!
- Hands on mindset with a keen eye for detail
- Aspirations to build his own home
- "Be proactive, not reactive!"