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.
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.
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
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
– 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!
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.
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.
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