Keri and Sean for Gerri
Having worked with Mark years ago, I knew he was the one we needed to help us when it came time to sell my mother in law's house. She was transitioning into a retirement home, which was a huge and understandably upsetting change for her. Mark's laid back style along with his considerable empathy for what my mother in law was going through quickly earned her trust.
Mark immediately understood what we needed to do without us having to say a word -- sell the house quickly, try to get as much money as we can without having to invest a crazy amount of money in updates. He made himself available to us to answer questions, brought in help and even pitched in himself when it came time to stage the house, and spent time just talking to my mother in law to reassure her when she had concerns.
Thanks to Mark's guidance and expertise, we sold the house in less than two days for higher than the asking price. A record for the area that the house was in.
Simply put, Mark was awesome and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a real estate agent. In fact, I already have. :-)
Bonnie and Eric
Mark lead us through the process of purchasing our first home and we would highly recommend his services for the new or seasoned home-buyer. We had been shopping remotely from our rental in Toronto and Mark invested many hours of his time well in advance of our first viewing simply walking though the process with us and making sure that he could fortify our decision-making with the smartest, most up to date information possible on what we could expect to see, what he would inevitably be recommending in terms of guidance and what expectations we should uphold throughout the viewing and bidding process.
With a young family to consider, we cast a wide net of potential houses to see. Mark's experience as an agent, but more importantly as a parent and long-time home owner with experience in updating and adding value to homes, lead him to provide a pragmatic perspective that we could not have conceived on our own and gave us the confidence to choose the right house to become our family home.
When we had an opportunity to see the home that we would eventually purchase, it was an exciting and suddenly emotional time for us, as we immediately wanted to do everything we could to make the deal as quickly as possible. Mark's business acumen and exceptional negotiating skills produced a deal which was well within our budget and included generous terms for pre-closing work to be done. Because we were conducting the purchase remotely, Mark stepped up and not only made himself available to us whenever we needed to speak, but also coordinated inspections and negotiated with local contractors to make sure that not only the purchase deal was done well, but that we would have excellent contractors to work with after the sale.
We have been in our new home for a few months now and we know that it was Mark's experience, skills and commitment to excellence that defined our purchasing experience and resulted in us finding a home and neighborhood we love.
Jill and Justin
Mark was a perfect fit for us as first time home buyers. He listened and held our hands through many viewings and gave practical, knowledgeable advice which we would have been lost without. We found our ideal home in less time than we expected, at a price well within our budget. His patience and flexibility were very much appreciated and the personal touch made us feel secure in our purchasing decision. We felt comfortable asking any question, and that he always had our best interest in mind. It was a wonderful experience having Mark guide us through the process of becoming home owners, and we will continue to use and recommend him in the future.
John and Josee
We are grateful to Mark for his assistance and guidance in purchasing our home. During the multiple visits Mark kept our needs and best interest as his main objective to ensure that we purchased a home that was right for us. Mark has vast knowledge of the local housing market, we highly recommend his services.
Melissa and Sean
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Mark quite a few times over the last five years. He has helped us with the purchase and eventual sale of our first home, as well as, the purchase or our family home. Most recently Mark helped us with the sale of my father's home which sold in less than a week at over asking. Mark is professional, knowledgeable, personable and most importantly treated us like family. No time of day is too early or too late (to his wife's chagrin I'm sure) and is always available should you have questions. Mark has in-depth knowledge of the current market, therefore, you can be confident he knows what he's talking about. He lets you make your own decisions and does not sway you one way or another, but when asked he will give you his informed opinion. If you choose Mark as your realtor, you can rest assure that you are in good hands when making the biggest most important investment of your life. To put it bluntly, if you are not choosing Mark, you are choosing the wrong agent. Mark, thank you so very much for your patience, advice and guidance over the years and for always making our dealings such a smooth process.
Diane and Mike
Mike and I would like to send you a heartfelt thank you for helping us with a such a quick sell and then finding the perfect home! Although we are still settling in, we love our new little nest and enjoy having a park as our front view. You have been professional, helpful, and extremely patient to meet our needs. We feel you are like a friend to us and you have made this the best real estate experience we have ever had. We appreciate all your efforts and support during our sale and purchase. We will highly recommend you to all of our friends because of your excellent service.
My son sold his house and bought is new house with the help of Mark and highly recommended him for the purchase of my third house. At first, Mark analysed my needs/requirements in a professional manner, his knowledge of the “realistic” market value of houses is remarkable and his advice on important details (codes etc.) is very useful. Mark is always available, yes: customer first. I was outside the country when the time came to make the final offer on what I considered the perfect fit; all documentation was signed electronically; Mark facilitated the process in a very professional and respectful manner. You surpassed my expectations big time. After all this, the follow-ups were excellent, from liaising with my lawyer, my bank, the inspector, my insurance company, and meeting with me to chat on my experience with this purchase, he even visited my new house on moving day. In a few words “ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION”! Thank you for your patience and for the few tips/advise on my rental property.
I would like to thank you, Mark, for helping me to sell my house. You were so professional and committed, yet kind and considerate, throughout the whole process. Your knowledge and experience in the real estate market is very apparent in the way which you help your clients to obtain the best possible price for their property. I feel that you did a super job for me going way beyond what I expected of an agent, and I truly appreciate your help.
Mary, Bobby and Alyssa Matheson
We want to express our sincerest thanks to you for all the work you did to help us during the search for and purchasing of our home. We always felt that you had our best interests in mind, and we didn't feel pressured by you at any point. You not only listened to what we wanted, you helped us stay on track to make sure we got the home that we wanted. Your promptness in responding to our requests, attention to detail and strong negotiation skills were greatly appreciated. Your honesty and trustworthiness meant so much as you navigated us through the entire process. You delivered high level service as a result, and the network of professionals you employee and have recommended have also been of that caliber. Your kindness and easy going nature helped make this significantly less stressful and we highly recommend you. Thank you for everything.
I have found you to be the best agent I could hope for. Your readiness to invite me to go visit possible new homes, for me to move to, was quite surprising and very encouraging when nobody was showing up to view my home. It turned out to have been a big help for me in deciding where to move to. I also appreciated all the care you took to help me complete the sale and purchase of my new place. Thank you so much, Mark.
Alvin and Doren
Mark was very professional and committed in his mission to provide us with a home that we wanted, and in our price range. Mark provided complete information for every property that we went to see, and he saw to it that we would make an informed decision. We were comfortable during the whole process, and he earned our trust. Mark would always give us the facts, and not just what we wanted to hear. Finally, he provided us a team of good and honest people (mortgage broker and home inspector) that contributed to a smooth process. We are now happy new homeowners. Thumbs up!!!
As a first time home buyer I had heard some horror stories about home buying but could not have had a more positive experience working with Mark. He had great knowledge of the Ottawa market and after listening to my “wish list” worked tirelessly to find the perfect fit (under budget). From the first time I contacted him through the showings, negotiations, home inspection and closing Mark was there as a trusted and knowledgeable resource. I really appreciate everything he did for me and would definitely recommend him for all your real estate needs!
Scott and Angela
Round 2. This is our second home we have worked on with Mark. Once again Mark did not disappoint.
We sold our house within 1 week, and decided to accept a quick possession from our buyers. Well that put us, and Mark, in a pretty precarious spot. We needed a new home and we needed to find one, and move, in 5 weeks. Mark worked with us night after night, home after home, hurdle after hurdle and we landed on our feet again in a new home in that short span of time. Mark listened to our wants and needs, even when they seemed outrageous. Hey all that and it was an enjoyable experience. Thanks Mark.
Anne and Connor
We would recommend Mark to anyone in the Ottawa area looking to buy property. He worked incredibly hard on our behalf and was always quick to respond to questions and provide advice. He understood what we were looking for, offered great suggestions, and really had our best interest in mind. As first-time home owners, we couldn't have asked for a better real estate agent. We put our trust in Mark and he delivered beyond our expectations. Home buying isn't always a smooth process, but we really couldn't have done it without him. (Thanks again Mark!)
Betty and Brenda
The sale of my home was a real experience for my daughter and myself and Mark helped us through the whole thing from beginning to the very successful end. I moved out of my house before it was sold and Mark was there for us answering all our questions - especially mine. He was very helpful and considerate and we are sure that if it hadn't been for all his time and effort it wouldn't have sold as quickly as it did. Mark was very happy to come to my new home on several occasions to keep us up to date to how the sale was progressing. We certainly would not hesitate to recommend him highly to our friends who are in need of a wonderful real estate agent. Thanks for your help and friendship Mark, we certainly appreciated it.
Mike and Claire
Mark was our agent when we sold our house. We were very pleased with the service he provided, and recommend him without hesitation. Mark's many years of experience were evident throughout the transaction, from setting the asking price to negotiating the final sale. He and his professional team ensured the house was correctly photographed and staged to its best advantage. Whenever we needed extra help, Mark was there promptly to help. Thank-you Mark for your great service.
Matthew and Caitlin
Having Mark as our real estate agent was a refreshing, reassuring experience. He has a low-pressure, but no-nonsense style that helped us sell our home quickly, as well as the patience to help us find a new home that is perfect for our family. He offers tons of support throughout the entire buying and selling process and was always available to answer our questions. Mark also has an excellent grasp of the Ottawa market and accurately predicted (almost to the dollar) what our home would sell for before we listed it.
My sale over-lapped with a move across the country, and Mark made the process easy for me. He kept me informed from the start on what I needed to do, and what was coming next in the process, with regular updates, and always being quick to respond to my questions. Whether by phone, text, or email, he was available, and this made the process seamless when I left the city.
Mark started with a careful assessment of my property and the market, with no surprises when it came time to suggest a listing price, or with the final offer that I accepted. He knows the market, how to make the sales process as simple as possible for the owner, and provided support and reminders for each step in the process, right up to the end of the legal process.
A highly recommended real estate agent.
Serge and Elsie
Mark helped our family purchase a nice home in a small village in the country. He was tireless in our efforts to find the best one possible. Always available to answer questions, mark proved to be a valuable resource offering a good counterweight to our exuberance and inexperience in shopping for a home. We found him to be a man of character, focused on our needs every step of the way, with strong ethics and a good sense of humour.
The home we bought checked off all the boxes on our list...its a century home but updated throughout with a floor plan that provides a great deal of space on the first floor; on a doublewide lot with mature trees, large deck and detached garage in a quiet cul-de-sac with great neighbours. We are truly blessed in our new home were adults and kids alike can relax and play both indoors and out. My four year old daughter put it best last week; as we were on the way to visit her new school, she said (about moving) "and now we have the best house in the whole world". What more could anyone ask for?
Thanks again Mark for partnering with us to make this wonderful move happen.
Wim and Sandra
Mark, thank you for your kindness and compassion.
His thoughtfulness and professional service made the process of buying and selling our homes painless. Mark also recommended various trades people to make or condo move in ready. We are delighted and have no hesitation in recommending Mark.
Thank you so much!
I met Mark through my work with the Gloucester North Lions Club and was instantly taken by his personality and dedication to his community. Mark is not only a successful businessman but also shares his success with the community he lives in. He is truly a family man. When it came time to sell my house, I was totally confident that he would be there to provide me with the best possible service I could expect of my real estate agent. Mark went way beyond that. I was going through a very difficult family situation which required me to make a decision which I was not ready to make but had to do. My husband was very sick and not in a position to be involved in the sale. Mark gave me the support I needed and was always available to answer any questions. He explained the process, giving reasons why things are done a certain way, why asking prices are set at certain amounts for the area, etc. I was confident that my decision to sell was the correct one and that I was getting good value for my home. After 32 years of living in a home it is a very emotional decision at the best of times. But when doing it under stress it is even more difficult. Mark supported me in every way and made the process much easier for me and my family. Even after the sale was completed, he still is here to offer help and support. I would recommend Mark to anyone selling their home. He is honest, straight forward, very dedicated and works with you to accomplish your goals.
Thanks Mark. It is a pleasure working with you.
Bonnie and Bill
My husband and I are very busy in the final throws of packing and moving, but I need to take a moment to offer my expierence and approval of Mark Cimon, our Real Estate agent who enabled the selling of our home.I was referred to Mark by a co-worker who, when found I was about to sell my home, couldn't say enough of how happy she was with Mark, who eased her relocation, and overly met her criteria of help in finding a home.How thankful and grateful we are now, to have met Mark, who also has gone above and beyond his call to duty. Mark was always available, always updated, and always attentive to our requests and needs. Mark saw every potential our home offered and showed us a plan on how to capatilize and highlight it. He was always welcomed, informative, and present at the appropriate times. Within only a few weeks, our home sold effortlessly.
Thank you Mark.
There are honestly no words to describe how truly fantastic Mark made my buying experience. I was a first time home buyer and originally felt completely out of my depth when it came to looking for my perfect home. Mark was great in helping to explain the process and answering any questions that I happened to have. I truly felt as though Mark wanted me to find everything I was looking for and never once felt any pressure to buy a property. Mark was honest in his opinions of the properties we looked at and flexible in terms of arranging showings within my schedule. When it came time to make an offer, Mark did his research and helped me get a great price on my new home. I can’t stress enough how grateful I am to have worked with Mark for my purchase. He really is wonderful at his job! I will definitely be recommending Mark to anyone looking for a committed and knowledgeable real estate agent. Thank you again!!!
Chris and Meagan
Thank you so much Mark for all of your hard work in helping us find and purchase our first home. As first-time home buyers you earned our trust from the beginning and we cannot imagine having worked with anyone else during this exciting and scary time in our lives. Throughout this process you made us feel comfortable and very well-informed, all the while seemlessly taking care of everything for us to make this an easy and painless experience. We would highly recommend working with Mark, and certainly will again in the future!
Uschi and Ravi
Courteous and very efficient, Mark went beyond the proverbial extra mile to ensure that we were able to obtain a property which satisfied most of our expectations and needs, as well as in our price range. We have no hesitation in recommending him to other families searching to purchase property in this area.
Liz, Scott, Hunter and Frank
Our many thanks for all of your hard work and dedication in the sale of our home. We truly time you took with the open house, staging, referrals for contractors, and accompanying us to Minto, not to mention your advice and input. We absolutely adore our new place, and we promise to stay inappreciate the this one longer.
Ilhan and Curtis
We are so grateful to Mark for his guidance and support while purchasing our first home. As first time home buyers we needed all the assistance we could get. Using Mark as our realtor was the best decision for us and our future. Mark was patient, understanding and flexible. Mark made the process so incredibly painless and stress free. Thank you Mark!
I Bought a new condo, a stacked townhome on St. Andre in Orleans, Convent Glen North, down by the river, a stone's throw from the apartment I have sold. Taking possession Easter weekend. Thanks so much to Mark for guiding me through the "process". I highly recommend him as an agent with real integrity, who strongly advocates for his clients, without using pressure techniques.
Luc and Monica
Having had Mark help us with finding a house I can truly say that he is responsive, dedicated and honest. I can also bear witness to how Mark is mindfull of our interest and putting us first. I would certainly vouch for Mark to anyone considering having him as his realtor.
Vicki and Dean
We met Mark at one of his open houses and right from the beginning we had a good feeling about him. He was genuine and sincere and asked us the important, and right questions about what we were looking for in a home. We had been looking at homes for about 2 months with no luck, but the moment we chose Mark as our agent; everything changed for the better. Mark gave us ideas and advice on the purchasing of a home, plus he was always honest with his opinion never pushing us for a sale. He always went the extra mile to make sure we got the home we loved. Whether it was questions about municipality by-laws and regulations, real estate rules, or a certain house; Mark would get the answers for us immediately. Mark turned what is usually a stressful event for people buying a home into a great experience. Mark is very professional and will tell you like it is. We never once felt that he was just trying to get a sale, and that is what we loved about him. It was what we wanted, and our needs that mattered. We can honestly say that if it was not for Mark we would not have the home we love. Thanks Mark for everything you did for us.
David and Lee
Mark, two years ago when we met with you, we had no idea that today we’d be so happy to have made that decision. We were incredibly lucky to find you. As both buyers and sellers, your expertise and your continued friendship have made the experience truly wonderful. We know how unique this combination of talents can be. For everything you are, and everything you have done for us, we are truly grateful.
Michael and Haeya
All is well in our new home. Just wanted to let you know how much Haeya and I appreciated all your help through this whole process. There were literally hundreds of things we did not know as first time buyers, and having you there to point out considerations that never would have occurred to us was invaluable. Your genuine concern that we weren't left with any unwelcome surprises was reassuring, and gave us confidence we were making the right decision when it came time to sign. And we have! With the house, and with your representation. A heartfelt thanks from my wife and I. We both look forward to the next home you help us select in the years ahead.
The best decision I made when I decided to sell my house was to ask Mark to list it for me. That same day Mark came over (very punctual) and appraised the house and within a few days the house was listed and when an offer was made Mark ensured that I got the best price. Mark was excellent in keeping me informed at all times. He is very reliable, respectful, knowledgeable and his clients are his priority. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone who is either selling or buying a home – he will go the extra mile for his clients.
Jacques says thank you for everything you did – and I say thank you for putting up that “SOLD” sign – it really made my day – I was so exited I called just about everyone I know – I was on the phone longer that 5 minutes. Thank you so very much Mark.
Have a great day.
I made a wise choice when I decided to ask Mark to list my home. He knows the real estate market and is aware of the current trends. From appraising my home to the closing of the sale, Mark’s communication skills made the whole process easier for me. He is also a very understanding, considerate, cooperative, and empathetic person.
Nina and Fred
Mark is an extremely dedicated real-estate agent. From listing and selling our house to searching, purchasing, and moving into our new one, Mark did much more for us than we ever expected a real-estate agent to do. He worked hard to get to know us and was available, adaptable, knowledgeable, and always respectful. Highly recommend him!
Liz and Scott
As a couple looking for properties from out of town, with a tight time restriction, both my husband and I were very anxious about finding the perfect home for our young family. However, we had nothing to fear, as Mark put all of our worries to rest.
Even though, we were liaising from different cities, Mark’s communication was nothing short of timely, something we both appreciated given our own time restraints. Mark had us fill out a list of priorities regarding future homes and from there, he sent us lists of potential “fits”. Mark epitomized organization in every way.
My husband and I came to Ottawa for a weekend to look at properties with Mark and we were greatly impressed by the itinerary he had planned for us. We were even more grateful that he took time on Mother’s Day to spend the entire day with us in search of a home. It was during this particular weekend that Mark brought my husband and I to a home with which we simply fell in love and now own.
We would both highly recommend Mark to anyone we know who is looking for a realtor. He is knowledgeable, friendly, keen and always exemplified the highest level of professionalism. In addition, he quite simply goes above and beyond his services for client satisfaction.
From the moment I began working with Mark, I knew that I had made the right choice by selecting him to represent my needs as a realtor. If I had to name three things that put Mark above the rest in terms of customer service, it would be: dedication, perseverance and professionalism. Mark demonstrated outstanding dedication to both me and his job by remaining flexible throughout the home-buying process. He frequently arranged for viewings on evenings, weekends and even on a holiday, because he held my needs as a client as a top priority. Mark showed extreme perseverance as a realtor while engaging the representatives of various sellers. When I encountered difficulties with a potential property, Mark was relentless in making sure that I got what I needed. He was very patient in assessing my needs as a buyer, and was skilled at ensuring those needs were properly represented. Finally, Mark is an extremely professional individual. He never made me feel like I was being pressured me into a situation I was not comfortable with, and all-in-all made the home buying process as smooth and enjoyable as it could be. I would recommend Mark to anyone looking to buy or sell their home, and I would like to take this opportunity to publically thank him for all his hard work.
My wife and I had decided that, upon retiring, we would move to the country. We wanted to find that perfect house in a small, quiet community but first we needed to know what our house in the city was worth. We did not want to sell before finding our new house. We approached a number of agents whose only approach was to sell now, regardless of what we wanted. With Mark we found an agent who listened to us, our needs and wants. He provided, free of charge assistance in finding the perfect home for our retirement. The search was longer than expected but when we found our new home, Mark moved quickly in preparing our house in the city for sale. He provided advice on staging our home and even pitched in to help move out the unwanted furniture. Mark is definitely a real estate agent who is willing to do the heavy lifting! His advice on preparing the house for sale was invaluable. We quickly received offers and Mark calmly led us through the stressful negotiations. We always knew that Mark had our best interests at heart. From the point of first meeting Mark, through our house search, the listing of our home, the negotiations, right to the handing the keys to the new owners, Mark was always with us.
Mark was recommended to us by our neighbour, someone who had worked with Mark a number of years ago and considered Mark a good friend. After dealing with Mark and knowing that he always had our best interests in mind, I can highly recommend Mark and know that his first priority is always his clients and their wishes.
Dave and Lee Larrett
We moved to the Ottawa area from the East Coast this spring. Not knowing the area at all, being relatively new home owners, and having a tight deadline to find and purchase our home were all challenges that Mark overcame with ease .
We were in communication with Mark months before our house hunting trip. He showed persistence in continually sending us new home listings, checking in with us by phone, and helping us get a feel for the market prior to our visit. He also kept in contact with us after our house hunting trip when we returned home to pack. With Mark we were sometimes out of sight but never out of mind.
During our week-long trip to Ottawa Mark dedicated himself to us in a way that made us feel like his only client. He had a systematic approach to finding our home that was the key to our success in a matter of days. He started with a detailed list of questions that helped refine exactly what we were looking for in a home and which area in Ottawa was right for us. He scheduled full days of viewings, never tiring and always attentive to the feedback we gave each house. It was this attention to our reactions that helped him quickly narrow our search to the house we fell in love with.
Mark quickly developed a relationship of trust with us. We were always confident that he had our best interests at heart. He was a source of sound advice and had a solid understanding of the local market. He paid attention to potential deal breakers, including water damage and aging furnaces, and potential bargaining tools, such as missing upgrades. Mark would even talk to neighbours to get the real scoop on the area! He also connected us with a local lawyer and home inspector, both of whom were fantastic professionals.
Working with Mark took a stressful move and made it enjoyable. He was always willing to go that extra mile to make sure the house we wanted was the house we got! We have never received such a high level of service as we have with Mark. We highly recommend him – you’ll be doing yourself a favour by going with Mark!
Laura and Ash
Recently my husband and I worked with Mark to find our first home. He worked all hours to accommodate us; even driving all the way across the city to finalize paper work at 10pm! It was truly a pleasure to work with someone like Mark who was willing to hold our hands and coach us through the whole process. When we gave him our budget he diligently worked to find a home that fit our needs, wants, and bottom line. What's more is he found it within days - and well under budget! We have just recently moved in and could not be happier. One always thinks that you need to take what a sales person says with a grain of salt - in Mark's
case this could not be further from the truth. He is honest, respectful and professional, we truly felt like he was always working in our interest and we would and do recommend him to anyone who asks!
As a member of the Canadian Forces I have often times been required to move and transplant my family several times throughout my career. With that in mind I have bought and sold 6 homes within in the last 15years, in three separate provinces. Moving a family is a difficult enough task on its own but when coupled with short time lines, new work related issues and transitioning to a new area, buying/selling a home only serves to compound the stress involved during the entire process.
We were most fortunate to have Mark referred to us by a relative. Having no close contacts in the local area, or even being familiar with the geographical area, we contacted Mark and arranged to have him represent us as our real estate agent. As our posting and move dates were approaching very soon he was able to accommodate our House Hunting trip dates to the Ottawa area. He listened to our wants and needs; made himself available to us at all times, worked tirelessly to ensure all of our needs were being met, and prepared an extensive schedule of homes for us to view.
During our visit Mark consistently conducted himself in a very professional manner; he arranged a non-stop, detailed schedule of homes for us to view and revisit as required. During the entire visit he continually demonstrated an unwavering commitment to meeting our needs with regards to finding a suitable home for our family. He provided the most detailed information on properties both in the city and surrounding rural communities. He was extremely knowledgeable with regards to local market trends and was able to advise us accordingly. Mark is a professional who takes a great deal of personal pride in the quality of his work as evidenced by his unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.
Throughout our visit to the Ottawa area Mark conducted himself very professionally and managed our affairs very confidentially. His personal work ethic and commitment to his client is to be commended. The standard and level of his work is of the highest possible quality. I would and do strongly recommend Mark to anyone.
Scott & Angela Bean
Not very often do you get everything you want when buying a home. (until we worked with Mark)
We had a wish list of things that would be "nice to have" as opposed to what we needed in a home. Well after an evening of consulting with Mark, he did his homework and within a day we were looking at our new home. The house met all our needs and had the all "nice to have" items also. He obviously is very serious and dedicated to making the home buying experience an effective, efficient and worthwhile. We are very happy with how Mark listened to our wants/needs and made them a reality. Mark made our buying experience an easy no hassle affair.
We are counting the days to the move to our new home. Thank You Mark