What our clients say

If you’re like me, the thought of putting your home on the market is an instant way to raise your blood pressure! Finding agents you trust and who are willing to cater to your needs and expectations is a stressful experience in itself.

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised, a few years ago, when we contacted Geoff McGowan. We wanted to sell our house and knew little about the market conditions in Ottawa at that time. Geoff was not only professional and attentive but he was also very knowledgeable. Most of all, he listened!

The McGowan team certainly met our needs in the past and I would highly recommmend them to my friends and family members.

Helene B.

We are very happy with the services provided by Geoff’s team.  We had our house on the market (FSBO route) prior to going with them and we were getting nowhere fast.  Even though people were coming through, they just weren’t ready to buy.  We also had a few other agents solicit us, but we were unimpressed with what they had to offer.  We met Geoff at the Home & Garden Show and liked him from the get go.  Geoff came to us with a well laid out marketing plan that left us feeling confident in our decision to go with an agent.  Kudos also to Steve and Kelly for providing us with excellent service.  The team is definitely like a well-oiled machine and was able to have our house sold in mere days!


Lisa and myself would like to extend our thanks to you for helping us in buying our house. You made the process from the searching and buying point of view very easy. Since it was our first house, we needed your assistance more than ever.

Thanks also for the nice gift and the nice letters. They are appreciated. I learnt a lot through the process. We are very happy with our new home and love the neighbourhood and being close to family. We still have lots of things that we want to do to upgrade the house – which I imagine will be an ongoing process. Look forward to dealing with you again in the future and hope to throw some business your way if friends and family are in the market for a realtor.

Gary W.

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When we decided to sell our home, I interviewed a number of agents. Most came through, looked around and said our house was nice. They then asked me to prepare and send them a detailed list of features and builder’s upgrades so that they could put together a feature sheet. Next, they tried to have me sign with them as the listing agent. I was really disappointed with their approach. I had heard they were reputable agents, but they didn’t prove they were willing to really earn our business.

Then, Geoff McGowan walked through the door. We discussed in detail our families needs, including the quick sale of our current home in order to be in position to purchase a particular property which had recently come on the market. Geoff took the time to gain a clear understanding of our needs and then made his own list of our homes’ features. He offered sound recommendations on a plan to secure our new home and quickly sell our current home for top value.

Finally, we had found an agent who was really willing to earn the right to our business. We signed with Geoff and Bobbie the next day, as both selling and purchasing agents.

Things moved fast after that. Geoff quickly sold our current homew, at 99.5% of list price. Then he successfully secured our new homw in a competitive bid situation It was all wrapped up within a week our first meeting. Throughout that hectic week, Geoff kept things focused and on track. He offered sensible, timely advice and regular progress updates. We were confident we were getting the best representation available. I wholeheartedly recommend Geoff and Bobbie McGowan to anyone interested in buying or selling their home in the Ottawa Area

Brad O


What incredible service. We felt well cared for during the entire process. These guys really know the business, and it shows! Thanks again!

– Sarah Ternan

Great experience with the team at Geoff & Bobbie McGowan!

– Julian Huff

I love the no nonsense approach of Geoff and his team. It’s so refreshing to have professionals who actually give you solid advice based on years of experience. I loved working with Geoff, Kelly and Steve and look forward to more transactions with them in the months and years ahead.

 – Sanjeev Chowdhury 

Great service and quick results.

– Julie S.

Moving is undoubtedly one of the most stressful experiences a family can be subjected to. This is why we have used Geoff McGowan whenever we return to Ottawa and purchase a home. In addition to his warm personality and great advice, Geoff is a wealth of knowledge on the market, Ottawa area, and every other conceivable detail you would need to know. I would not use anyone else to buy or sell a home.

– Chris Ayotte 

It was apparent from Geoff McGowans’s candor and real estate acumen that my property sale would be handled in a professional manner by a realty expert. This was reflected in my property sale stats: days on market – 1, sale/list 99.5%.

– Daniel Lapalme 

Could not have asked for a better person to help us buy and sell 2 homes in the Ottawa region. I would recommend the use of their expertise to anyone. It’s been a pleasure working with you Geoff.

 – Peter chartier 

Wonderful team!

 – Tim Cooper 

I have known Geoff since 1992 when he was the agent my company chose to help me find a home in Ottawa coming from Edmonton. Over the years we have completed 6 buy or sell transactions with Geoff. We have moved to Pittsburgh, Seattle and Charlotte NC since and have relied on Geoff and Bobbie to find us a good ReMax agent in each of those cities. I have referred my sister and friends to Geoff over the years and would not hesitate to recommend him again. He is honest and one of the hardest working people I know.

 – Dennis Mooney & Suzanne Galvin

Geoff and Bobbie sold my home at 72 Rowe Dr in Kanata in a very soft market at a very difficult time of the year. I went through a gruelling interview process to select my agent and it paid of in spades. Geoff explained their strategy & process and they met every promise that they made. If you are looking for a full service agent with the results to back up their claims, look no further. Highly recommended!

– Keith 

Geoff has always made the time to assist my family, even if it is at the last minute. He addresses all of our questions thoroughly, and he has given us useful advice on selling our home. Now that we are at the purchasing stage he has flexibly adjusted his involvement to our changing needs and time constraints. I also like the monthly newsletters that he and Bobby send out that give us helpful tips on having a home. Bobby’s recipes are a nice surprise in the newsletter that complement the content. Thanks Geoff and Bobby!

– Jodi Lusk

Working directly with Geoff McGowan toward the sale of one home and the purchase of our new home was a very rewarding experience. Juggling the sale of our home to coincide with availability of the next purchase can be very stressful. Geoff’s calm assurance that the right home would be there for us provided by the company recommended by Geoff, our house sold and it was time to get serious about the purchase and narrow down the choices.

Geoff was always patient through the whole process, as he knew as well as (or better than) we did what would be a new home and location that would suit us, and where we would be happy for the long term that we hoped. There was never any pressure to move quickly as we viewed many properties to narrow the search. We ended up exactly where we should be.

His attention did not stop there, as we are now happily employing a contractor recommended by Geoff, putting details in place to personalize our new home. Thanks, Geoff, for your days and hours of support.

– Donna McCarthy

What impressed me the most: using latest technology (web based advertising, video on Youtube), they hire professionals for staging and video/photography (and they were very good) and they always replied to our questions or concerns in less then 10 seconds (texting). They also helped us with a very accurate market value estimate!

The house sold in 6 weeks.

Dominic Sotirescu

I dealt with Geoff, and Kelly in the office, for the sale of my home. His comprehensive market analysis and marketing strategy was explained in detail, and was very appealing in light the small number of comparable houses currently selling. He provided me with professional staging services, professional photography and video, professional brochures, full support throughout the process, and sound advice to attract buyers. I would not hesitate to use the Geoff and Bobbie McGowan team again, and would highly recommend them for all your real estate needs.

-Don Peddle

I have nothing but positive things to say about Geoff and Bobbie McGowan Realty. We began our search 6+ months ago and Geoff was more then happy to take us out to many places to look at, despite my wife and I having no set timeline and being fairly non-committal. They were patient, helpful and adapted and worked with our changing needs and wants throughout the process.

When the time to start making serious offers and a purchase rolled around, Stephen was a fantastic help. He was patient, responsive, knowledgeable and personable. He knows the process and is great at communicating and helping us as first time homebuyers learn the process which can truly be overwhelming.

We also had the privilege of working with Kelly for a last minute viewing, and it was great to know that there is an entire team of equally dedicated, equally talented agents ready to help!

Even though we’re ecstatic with our new home, I look forward to being able to work with the team in the future and trust that I’d be in good hands.

– Zach Desai

We interviewed many Agents before deciding upon Geoff McGowan. We found that he has the ideal balance of familiarity and business acumen. The listing process was quick and thorough making good use of social media. Many neighbours and friends commented upon the professional video and photo presentations. The efforts of Geoff and his team led to a quick sale. They are good at what they do and we highly recommend them.

– Jeannie Kelly

The most professional couple that I have ever dealt with in real estate. I have bought and sold four homes with Geoff and Bobbie. They are the consummate professionals at all times. They will not show you a home that does not fit your criteria nor will they up sell you beyond your budget. All homes were dealt with professionally and easily. Quite simply if you want sleep insurance when dealing with real estate then I would go no further than Geoff and Bobbie.

-Erin Matthews

I have known Geoff since 1992 when he was the agent my company chose to help me find a home in Ottawa coming from Edmonton. It was a miserably hot July 1 summer day and he patiently showed us many houses. We drove from end to end of the city and burbs in his Oldsmobile Cutlass. We bought our first in Katimavik. A few years later Geoff sold that house for us and helped us move into a larger home. And on and on until we had completed 6 buy or sell transactions with Geoff.

We have moved to Pittsburgh, Seattle and Charlotte NC since and have relied on Geoff and Bobbie to find us a good ReMax agent in each of those cities. I have referred my sister and friends to Geoff over the years and would not hesitate to recommend him again. He is honest and one of the hardest working people I know. And when he is not working he is a scratch golfer, bass player in a rock band, a pilot and a husband and father.

But if you play golf with him be prepared for a long game because he carries two phones and a pager.

– Dennis Mooney

Kudos and many thanks to a most impressive team! First offer was received within seven days of listing and that one resulted in SOLD shortly after. Extremely experienced, utmost professional, and super friendly, Geoff and Steve worked at all hours to ensure a smooth process. Thanks also to the dedicated team behind the scenes taking care of marketing, open houses, and coordinating visits. Well done to Patricia from Capital Home Staging and Design – her services made a huge difference. The Geoff & Bobbie McGowan team were highly recommended to me and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.

– Andrew Samoluk

The thorough service, depth of experience, sound judgement and hard work offered without reservation by Geoff McGowan of Re/Max Affiliates Realty in expediting the purchase of a house for us in the Kanata region June 2016 was extraordinary. This was much appreciate as we were not only moving to a new city but also returning from abroad. This helped make the transition back to Canada both enjoyable and successful. We highly recommend his services.

– Leonard Barrie

Geoff – thank you for your patience, your honesty and your oh-so vast knowledge – great advice and thank you sincerely for not being pushy. You are just amazing at what you do!

– Reh Coowar

We loved working with this team, we moved from B.C. To Ottawa. We had never been to Ottawa and only had a week to find a house. We had such amazing support, and Stephen spent the whole week showing us around, showing us houses and educating us on the neighbourhoods.
These guys went above and beyond and would highly recommend their team.

– Robyne Campbell

Google Reviews

Shirl McC
Shirl McC
23:53 05 Dec 16
Geoff McGowan and Steve Bourgoin are who you want on your side, buying or selling a house. Any and all questions/concerns we had were dealt with promptly in a very professional (and patient) manner. The wealth of knowledge they had every step of the way with selling our home and helping us find our new home was invaluable to us both. Thank you Geoff and Steve for your patience, humor and friendliness these last months. And thanks to your entire team for the same. You guys are awesome!read more
Adrienne MacDougall
Adrienne MacDougall
03:51 06 Jul 16
Geoff is an amazing real estate agent. He was very quick to answer my initial inquiry, and his level of customer service only increased from there. We are moving to Ottawa from away and Geoff quickly got us on the right path, ensuring that we knew what the issues were immediately with a property/area. He is a forward thinker and is connected to all the right people this made it easy to focus on the house details. He found us a lawyer, book the house inspection and septic inspection. It is very clear that he is an expect, and we are forever grateful. I would highly recommend him to handle your biggest purchase, you will not be sorry.Also a thank you to Steve for spending the time with me as well your perspective was also appreciated. Its wonderful that the team is diverse as this ensured that we seen everything out there within our budget, location, wants and needs so that we make the best possible decision.We completed our house hunting trip successfully in 5 days thanks to this team. I would definitely use them again.Thanks again Geoff (and your team),Adrienne and Craigread more
Margit Simon
Margit Simon
14:39 13 Dec 16
Geoff and his partner agent Steve was friendly , professional and helpful! They helped Us with Our relocations from Windsor to Kanata. They took care of all the paperwork, arranged home inspection on Our behalf. They attended the 3 hour! long home inspection with Our daughter, since We couldn't be there in person. They've spent all the necessary paperwork to Our lawyer and bank in Windsor. We would highly recommend them especially if somebody is relocating!read more
Zenon Woychyshyn
Zenon Woychyshyn
14:59 12 Sep 16
We worked with Geoff on the purchase of a rental property in Ottawa. I found him to be an excellent resource of information and he was very patient with us in spite of the fact that it took almost a year for us to find and purchase the right property. Geoff was always very professional and did his utmost to schedule visits for us and to make himself available. Given his experience he has access to a number of resources (appraisers, mortgage brokers, inspectors) which was very helpful for us as well. No qualms at all in providing a recommendation for Geoff as a realtorread more
Scott Lengyel
Scott Lengyel
05:02 17 Aug 16
One Sunday in June, I did a google search and located Geoff and Bobbie. I called Geoff while he was doing an open house. He called me back after I e-mailed him about what I was looking for. He sent me 'portals' of houses to look at as per my request. A week-and-a half later, he picked me up at the Ottawa airport and spent the day showing me around. Then, he (an associate one day) spent the better part of the next weekend (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) showing my family and I what must have been 36 houses. We made an offer the Sunday afternoon and got the house Monday at 6 pm. He gave us an idea of what the market was like and told us areas to stay away from. I couldn't be more pleased with the service provided by Geoff and the professionalism he showed during our contact with him. "Geoff, we'll see you when you stop by the house to say, "Hi" after we're more settled in in September."read more
Rene Faubert
Rene Faubert
14:56 13 Mar 17
Geoff McGowan and Steve Bourgoin, If your looking for a realtor this is the company and Steve Bourgoin. Wow being from out of town and traveling 6 hours from our old location to the new one was great experience with steve, he had everything ready for the houses we wanted to look at very organized and not does he just show you the house he also explains everything in that house ( furnace, electrical,structure if you need to know he has the answers and he is with you the whole step of the way.I could go on and on, trust me this is the guy you want on your side when looking to buy a house ,Thanks for all the follow ups getting us the home we wanted Steveread more
Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson
15:43 11 May 17
Geoff and Bobbie are terrific agents. Recently I referred my brother to them. His house was located in a challenging market 45 min south of Ottawa. The McGowan team took the time to help him get his property listed and were able to sell it for a price he was extremely happy with while other properties stayed on the market. I highly recommend the McGowan team for your next sale.read more
Gabriel Stefanescu
Gabriel Stefanescu
17:16 22 May 17
Smooth, fast, easy. Geoff helped us find what we wanted and needed and advised us, from his vast experience, to make sure we made the right choice in buying with confidence in a great city he is very familiar with.read more
Jackie Hawley
Jackie Hawley
23:39 08 Jun 17
My experience selling my home and buying a new home could not have been more successful and pleasant that it was with Geoff and Bobbie McGowan! Even though I know how busy they must be, I felt very well cared for as if I were their only client. I felt listened to and felt that they knew exactly what I was looking for in a new home and they found it for me! I am happy that there will be new people living happily in the home I just sold (within a week and for more than the asking price!) and I will be happy in the lovely home that was found for me! Anyone in the market looking for a realtor should go to the best - Geoff and Bobbie McGowan!!!read more
angus j macdonald
angus j macdonald
21:07 27 Jun 17
Geoff helped us buy a house 17 years ago. We were impressed then by Geoffs personnal touch and so when it came to sell our home we had no doubts as to who to turn to. I would recommend Geoff for his professional work and his amiable nature.read more
Daniel Lim
Daniel Lim
23:03 26 Jul 17
I really appreciate the professionalism that Geoff displayed during my purchase in 2016 and sale in 2017. He is very knowledgeable in that he provided me with the best advice during my search for a home.read more
Kevin O'Shea
Kevin O'Shea
01:19 22 Aug 17
Working with Geoff and the team made purchasing our new home an easy and stress free experience. All details needed to make a smooth purchase were coordinated. Nothing was overlooked. First class experience.read more
Christian & Nadia Lyon
Christian & Nadia Lyon
19:36 13 Sep 17
Steve Burgoin was an absolute saving grace for us. After three months on the hunt with another realtor, the search grew tiresome and stale. It was no longer a fun experience for us. We decided to part ways with our current realtor and hire Steve to help get us to the finish line. Not only did he do that, it was an absolute pleasure to work with him. Steve had an incredible knowledge base for housing in the greater Ottawa area. He was fun to be around, kept us up to date, showed us places we didn’t see on our searches, and most of all, he helped us sign one of the most complicated purchases we have ever made. We would highly recommend Steve and his team and if we ever need their services again, will definitely come knocking. Steve will work relentlessly for you and make sure you get the house of your dreams. We simply can’t thank him enough. Thanks Steve.read more
Shaun Turner
Shaun Turner
01:35 06 Oct 17
Geoff McGowan is a highly experienced realtor in the Ottawa-West area. My wife and I have moved several times with the military and have yet to be served with such professionalism and competence as we were with Geoff. His complete knowledge of the area and service providers found us the perfect house in short order. On top of that, we enjoyed his company while we looked at houses. Highly recommended.read more
Shelagh Ryan
Shelagh Ryan
20:43 20 Oct 17
I highly recommend Geoff and Bobbie for real estate sales and purchases. There's a very good reason they have been around in real estate for so many years; they're really, really good! Knowledgeable, quick to respond, and more concerned for their clients satisfaction than closing the deal. They combine state of the art technology with a warm, personal approach that is relaxing, and unrushed.read more
Bessa Shabani
Bessa Shabani
14:08 16 Jan 18
They will get the job done. They were amazing even the staff. Highly recommend them.
16:25 02 Mar 18
Great experience with Steve. Thanks for his help on our Townhouse in Barrhaven
Edward Shawchuk
Edward Shawchuk
03:03 19 Mar 18
Our realtor in BC referred us to Stephen Burgoin and we spent some time with him last fall. Steve was really gracious and generous with his time despite not having a deal in the immediate future. I got regular e-mails over the months with suggested listings and when our house in BC sold in February, we immediately called Steve. Despite having a 5 month lapse since we last met with him, he had a short list ready for us when we got to the Ottawa area. He spent almost an entire week taking us to various houses all over the Ottawa area but nothing really worked for us. When we discussed each of the properties after we finished our tour, Steve provided great insights and treated us like friends more than 'customers'. On our last day in Ottawa, we checked one last place and it was really great. We ended up buying that house and despite having to do the transaction from across the continent, Steve made the entire process easy for us. He set up the inspections and met with the inspectors, he's delivered deposit checks, and he's kept us updated every step of the way. If there was a way to give Steve a 6th star, we'd do it! I'd certainly recommend working with Steve to all my friends.read more
Sherri Doucet
Sherri Doucet
22:15 07 May 18
I wasn't sure whether to trust the reviews, but they were right. Geoff deserves the 5 stars. He was professional, patient, attentive, interactive and made finding a house for us his priority. Even though I'm sure he is very busy, he always made us feel like we were his only clients. No regrets.read more
Tamara Nevills
Tamara Nevills
21:34 17 May 18
Absolutely fantastic experience!!! This is my second move and Geoff made the entire process the best yet, so smooth and stress free. Fantastic knowledge of the Ottawa market which I only imagine comes from his wealth of experience. Always available for my last minute questions and concerns. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an all-inclusive, efficient and friendly realtor in this area!read more
Abdulkareem Karar
Abdulkareem Karar
22:10 23 May 18
When it came time to sell my home, I had heard of Geoff & Bobbie and decided to give them a try. When I met Geoff for the first time, I was blown away by his amount of experience, professionalism, & in-depth knowledge of the housing market. I managed to sell my home with Geoff within the first day of being on the market. Regardless of Geoff's busy schedule, he went out of his way to be available around my schedule & to answer any questions/concerns I had. I would highly recommend Geoff for any of your Real estate needs.read more
Dan Jiang
Dan Jiang
03:25 31 May 18
If you want to buy a right house at right price, you can consultant any others, but don't decide until you meet Geoff! With his professional help, my family just bought our ideal house at a good price in Ottawa. Trust he can help you too!read more
Len Habinski
Len Habinski
09:53 03 Jun 18
We've enjoyed great service from Geoff, who can be counted on to give great advice and get the best price on the sale of your home. His marketing approach and communication are top notch. Len & Nancyread more
Jeremy Simms
Jeremy Simms
20:21 02 Jun 18
Geoff McGowan and his team are the best in Ottawa. Definitely consider using them...you wont be disappointing. As a member of the CAF, resale is always important...probably the most important. Geoff truly understands this and holds no punches if you are about to make a mistake. This is the second time we have used Geoff and his team to buy/sell a home in Ottawa and we will use him again and again. He is well versed in the CAF/BGRS relocation program and knows how to navigate the program to ensure you are covered. Weather you are military, a seasoned buyer or a first time buyer...call Geoff or one of his team.read more
23:18 25 Jun 18
We recently bought and sold with Geoff and Bobbie & their team, and couldn't have been more pleased. Searching for our new house was an absolute pleasure. When selling our house, Geoff and Bobbie offered a staging consultant to come in and suggest what should be changed. Our house was listed for just 3 days, and sold for well over asking price. Their expertise and knowledge of the neighborhood made selling hassle-free. We wholeheartedly recommend Geoff and Bobbie for anyone's realty needs.read more