My goal is to make the process of buying, selling, or owning a home efficient, enjoyable and rewarding for you. See what my clients have said about my real estate services...
As a first time home buyer I can honestly say Michele was amazing. She is the sole reason that I got my dream house. When I met Michele two years ago the area that I lived in was being converted to condos so I wanted to be ready to buy when I got the final notice. My criteria was very specific and very hard to find. She was very patient and did not push me to see houses and, in fact, talked me out of two houses because of the train tracks and busy intersections. She assured me that together we would find the house that I would absolutely love and for me to not settle. Then in April early one morning I found my dream house in the listings that she sent me. Houses in this area and price range were selling within hours - and often well over the asking price in bidding wars. Michele quickly arranged for me to see it. I have a finance and legal background but it was her experience and knowledge that got me the house and under asking. She avoided a bidding war even though there were multiple offers. Throughout the entire process Michele was a pleasure to deal with. (And her contacts are amazing. Sam, the home inspector, is what every inspector should strive to be.) Her energy and enthusiasm for working on behalf of her client was endless. It was a pure joy to deal with her and throughout the entire process I never lost a minute of sleep. Would definitely recommend her to family and friends!--Lisa Rutherford
We had to sell our house quickly for a military relocation and time it so that the sale of our house was within days of the purchase of our home in White Rock, BC. Michele had a wealth of knowledge from her experience teaching at the Ottawa Real Estate Board and she provided us with an accurate assessment of previous sales, competing properties, and a calculated price on our home. The market conditions made it tough to get a quick sale of our property, but Michele provided excellent advice and worked hard to get the right buyer for our home and negotiated on our behalf to get us top dollar for our property. Although the cross-Canada move was stressful, Michele's experience, hard work, and positive attitude made an otherwise stressful situation much more palatable. We will definitely be using Michele again for our next DND relocation. Thanks and warm regards from Radek, Jennifer and little Alexander!
I could not have been happier that Matt recommended you as my real estate agent. Your advice, insight and professionalism were deeply appreciated. Just like you promised, I now have a house that I love.--Rebecca Barns
You were always available, and we could always ask for your help. When we were too tired to keep dealing with roofers, contractors and inspectors (not to mention potential buyers) you still had plenty of energy and would do whatever was needed.--Adam and Heather
Thank you so much for guiding us with the purchase of our LOT from start to finish. We truly appreciate all your hard work to make this happen! We learned a lot from you throughout this purchase and we are amazed with your solid knowledge, professional skills and lightning response of every one of our single inquiries. It was also a pleasure to do business with you and we will spread the word out in our community especially for people who need help on purchasing/selling properties in Ottawa.--Terrance and Ella
On behalf of Krista, Lauren, Grace and myself, we would like to thank you for the best experience anyone could hope for in selling our home. After several weeks trying to sell our home privately, we turned to you to get the job done, and you certainly delivered. You provided us with a level of service and commitment well beyond our highest expectations. We talked to several agents, but after we met with you the decision was easy. Your attention to detail, excellent communication skills, honesty and comprehensive marketing plan are second to no one else in our opinion. It is obvious that you love what you do, and from day one we felt confident and reassured that we made the right choice. It was an absolute pleasure working with you, and we would not hesitate to employ your services for the sale of our next home, or to recommend you to anyone else considering the sale or purchase of a home in the future.--Krista and Ted Ohmayer.
Being new to the housing market, Michele helped me sort out the areas of the city, and pinpoint which was best suited for me, based on my budget, and the type of house I was looking for. She was very dedicated and helpful all the way through the house buying process. Much appreciated Michele!-- Rebecca Fox
Outstanding Service. I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism, excellent people skills, and the human elements of honesty and integrity. You showed maximum patience and availability. I will have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you as an agent to anyone I can. The experience has been smooth, professional and your response and caring attitude has been beyond any expectations I could have had. Service like this is unusual today to say the least.--David Hillary (President - Hillary's Cleaners)
You showed me exactly what I wanted to see, you paid attention to what I wanted and what my personal taste was, you really listened to me, and you gave me what I wanted when it came to negotiating. You didn’t “push”, which is something I like. You also showed the patience of a saint. I had asked you to start looking or working with me back in the winter of 2006 and I wasn’t ready to make a move until recently, you understood and again you didn’t push. I also personally love the updates and being “in charge” of what I kept after you sent me the listings. I was also able to provide feedback without having to keep calling or sending emails. We could keep in touch daily without having to “keep in touch”. With my schedule it worked and I found the whole experience to be un-intrusive.--Kimberly Leet
THE ZANETTI FAMILY
Michele took a personal interest in our needs. She went beyond the obvious when first and second strategies didn’t yield results. She was honest, straightforward and not rushed. Thank you Michele for the effort, advice and service. We really appreciate the fact you took such personal interest and care in our mandate. We will be pleased to recommend your services! The industry would be well served with more agents and brokers like yourselves. We wish you another 20 successful years in the business.--Lesli and Marco Zanetti
Michele was always available and accommodated our schedule. She always returned calls no matter what time it was. She was objective when visiting different houses, yet I could tell if she liked it or not, just like she could tell if I liked or did not like the house! J She did not rush us while visiting houses and on the day of the inspection. She respected the time we needed and answered our questions. She always made us feel that she cared for us, because she was sensitive to our wants and worries. She is realistic and spontaneous and she has a wonderful sense of humour. Michèle, I sure hope you can come and visit us in our new home! --Curt Fulford and Nicole Ruckemann.
THE NAULT FAMILY
I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work that Michele did for us while on a House Hunting Trip for a DND relocation from Victoria to Ottawa. Michele was able to arrange many viewings of properties that met and exceeded our family’s needs as well as ensuring a smooth transition for a cross Canada move.
She was immaculately organized, as we only had 5 days to find and buy a house. Her positive attitude and outgoing personality made a very hectic time for our family, easy and very enjoyable. With her outstanding communication skills, we were able to ensure all of our needs were met prior to arriving in Ottawa.
I would recommend Michele to anyone who wants a realtor to exceed his or her needs, guarantee a professional negotiation, and to achieve a successful result for either purchasing or selling. We will be using Michele again for our next relocation.
Thanks Michele, for all of your tireless efforts.--Karen and Jason Nault
THE RICHARDSON FAMILY
"Relocating to Ottawa from another country meant we needed to find an excellent realtor who was able to do alot of advance work on our behalf. We had emailed and spoken with Michele for a few weeks prior to our arrival, and we were very impressed with how organized she was when we arrived for our five-day house hunting trip. We had no time to waste and Michele worked tirelessly for us as we searched the Ottawa area for a new home. She was extremely diligent and professional - and fun! We will certainly recommend her to others looking to buy or sell." - Leigh Anne and Graham Richardson (CTV Reporter).
''It is rare to find someone that genuinely cares about her clients like you do Michele! It was a pleasure working with you." -- Angela Richardson
THE BERMAN FAMILY
'We cannot say enough about our realtor, Michele Rowe. She told us she was committed to selling our house and she did not disappoint us. Michele answered all our questions and gave us great advice on what would help us sell our home. She was available and patient whenever we called and we called her often! On Open House days she was punctually at our door, always enthusiastic, innovative, and courteous. Neighbors who visited our Open Houses loved her detailed, professional feature sheets, her effervescence and professionalism. She welcomed the "nosy neighbors" because they spread the word about properties for sale. She was informed but never pushy selling our house in less than ideal market conditions in record time. Michele gave us 150% effort and we could not have sold our home without her. It is often hard to find great customer service in real estate Michele has that market cornered!'' -- Sara and Philip Berman.
"You really made my first buying experience a pleasant one, and very low stress!!" -- Laurel O'Neil (DND Relocation)