Testimonials

We are proud to be one of the top real estate teams in the city of Ottawa. But don’t take our word for it – see what others have to say:


After nine moves with the military, our experience with Ottawa 4 You has been an exceptional one. Their professionalism, knowledge and availability made the experience a thoroughly enjoyable one.  Their advice and friendship throughout the sometime unnerving process of purchasing a home helped us in making the right choices and finding THE place for us.  Many thanks to the team Ottawa 4 You Team.

– Marie-Ève T. & Stéphane D.

Karen and the Ottawa 4 You Team were very helpful through the sale of our condo and buying of our perfect home in less than a month. The Ottawa 4 You team set up countless appointments for showings that they walked us through during several evenings and weekends until we found our home. We will recommend the Ottawa 4 You team to anyone we know looking to buy or sell a home.

– Josh & Sarah W.

We’re a couple with 2 teenage kids from out of town looking to purchase a house in Ottawa. We sold our home quickly and barely had a month to find a new place. We were lucky to work with the Ottawa 4 You Team who organized many visits in a timely fashion. With their help, we finally found a great home with everything we were looking for included and was able to close the purchase in such a short time. I would strongly recommend the Ottawa 4 You Team to anyone looking for an agent and wouldn’t hesitate to use their services if needed in the future.

– Pascal L.

I had an agent come into my home and give me an estimate which I was completely unsatisfied with, then I brought in Karen. I immediately knew this was the right choice as she took her time to listen to my concerns, look at the work that was done on my home and gave me an estimate that I was happy with. Karen really knew her job, she was patient with me and hired a professional photographer and did professional staging, all of these things combined got my house sold in just 5 days !! I never dreamed it would sell that fast and now I recommend Karen and her team to all of my colleagues, clients and friends!

– Christine A.

The process in buying a home is very stressful, aside from looking at homes to purchase. The Ottawa 4 You Team was very knowledgeable and accommodating to my needs. They were friendly, helpful and made my house hunting a very pleasant experience.

– Christa F.

I was aware that it was a difficult time to sell in a slowing market and Karen presented the facts, identified opportunities and inspired confidence. The result was 2 offers coming in after just 3 days on the market. I think this demonstrates her knowledge of the market, networking and ability to find the right price for a sale.

– Kate R.

Our agent made searching for our new home easy and even fun. She was always professional, arrived at arranged times, promptly took care of any concerns or questions we had and always provided us with updates. She is the best agent we have ever dealt with!

– Trudy M.

I know that we have thanked you along the way but wanted to say another BIG thank you for the wonderful job you did selling mom’s condo. From the reassuring Bengal Spice tea, to lugging boxes of stuff up and down stairs, to providing us with timely updates, and finally to closing the deal. We appreciate every step in the process.

– Lyn

Theresa and her team, did a wonderful job! Nothing to add or suggest. We enjoyed they experience of selling our home. Would happily recommend her to anyone selling or buying a house. Thanks again!!!!

– Helene & Ron D.

We were amazed at the amount of attention and dedication we received from Karen and Allan as a team. They made the whole process easy for us. You would think that we were their only clients. Thanks to their dedication we are living in our dream home.

– Dianne & Pierre L.

When buying our new home, my wife and I were very please with the professional service we received from Ottawa 4 You. They helped us focus on the areas that best suited our needs and price range and after a few visits we had an accepted offer. Important repairs were paid by the Vendor as a result of their expert advice!

– Peter & Rachelle

The Ottawa 4 You Marketing Team was instrumental in making sure that our house looked fabulous and sold quickly. They recommended designer colours, provided names of reliable trades people and took charge of the whole process. The results were beyond our expectation and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the team to our family and friends!

– Julie & Danny

Allan and Karen have a stellar resume ,their experience and knowledge was evident right from our first meeting. We appreciated their strong communication skills and that they were always available when we needed them. It was very exciting to get an offer after one day on the market and to see the sold sign go up!

– Stephanie & Sean R.

As repeat clients we always depend on Karen’s strong knowledge of the market, of good value for investment, and her tactful skill maintaining the focus on our personal priorities. We choose Karen for her honesty, integrity and sense of humour.

– Gail T. & Jim C.

Our house was professionally presented on the web. Karen’s strong negotiating skills netted us more for our house. We highly recommend Karen and her team.

– Herb & Brenda S.

We received the best service possible with Karen and her team. They always put the client first and reassure each step of the way. We were very satisfied and would highly recommend Karen to any one thinking of selling their home.

– Joti B. & Sakib E.

Karen and her team were extremely helpful through the sale of our home and the buying of a new home. They had regular communication with us every step of the way.

We have sold our own homes in the past and had difficulty trusting any real estate agents. Karen and Allan kept their promises and came through with flying colours.

– Shelley & Mark G.

We have had the privilege of working with Karen Cayer when we bought our first home. Karen was informative, explaining the steps involved in buying a home, and what we could expect next. She answered all of our questions and kept us updated. She showed great customer service assisting us right to the end, even when problems arose after we had moved in. She consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty as a realtor, with the best interest of her clients at heart. The process was very enjoyable and I would whole-heartedly refer Karen Cayer to anyone looking for a fantastic Real Estate agent!

– Andrew & Rachelle G.

As first time home buyers we really had no idea of what was involved in buying a home. Karen took the time to explain why it was important to have someone represent your interests when purchasing a home – what she said made alot of sense to us. She thoroughly explained the home buying process from a-z and put us in contact with knowledgeable and professional people who helped with other services we needed to purchase a home. Overall our home buying experience with Karen was easy and simple because she took the time to make sure we were well taken care of!

– Tara B.

I also need to chip in here and thank you. Please know that you can count on us for a reference any time. You and your team are really top rate. We really appreciated how you and your team have handled the condo sale, disposal of stuff, the advice along the way, the closure.

I think I mentioned to you that you were referred to us by Dick and Peggy who provided a strong reference, as did all three of the other references we contacted. None had anything but praise for your team….like we also now have. Please let us know if you ever require a reference as it will be as strong as the ones we received.

– Graham

In October, we purchased a perfect home, resulting in us scrambling to sell our existing home. We were not satisfied with some of the recommendations with the agent we were using and interviewed 5 others, and it was Karen’s team that was at the top of our list. Maureen and I had a real rapport with Karen Cayer right from the first meeting. She was very frank in her opinions but a good listener and empathetic with our needs. We knew that we could trust Karen and her team. They were in close communications with us and we could easily contact them. Their assessments and recommendations were sound. They knew the market and had good contacts in their business. The photography, combined with the excellent webpage write-up and virtual tour brought in the right potential buyers. To our delight, the final document for our house sale closing was delivered to us on Christmas Day. Right up to our move and beyond Karen Cayer and her team were there to support us. Karen’s team met the challenge of helping us sell our house in the slowest months of the year.

– Jerry & Maureen F.

Karen and her team provided us with outstanding service in helping to sell our home. Extensive market research, combined with the instinct gained through years of experience enabled them to set the perfect asking price. They gave us excellent advice on how best to present the house for showing. They were available, patient and sensitive to our needs during the process, keeping our stress level down to a minimum! Once we were ready to list the house, it received maximum market exposure. As a result of the expertise and integrity of this team, our home sold in three days, almost at our asking price. We would recommend Karen and Alan Cayer to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

– Cathy B. & Kyle M.

When we made the decision to look for a Condo Karen was with us every step of the way. She found our likes and dislikes and assessed our needs. There was not a week that went by that we did not meet with her. Through out the process Karen gave us good advice, helped us through the hurdles and found the answers to the many questions we asked.

Once we bought the condo Karen had our house up and sold in 48 hours. We were pleased with both the purchase of our condo and the sale of our home. We would not hesitate to recommend Karen to any one looking to buy or sell property.

– Bev H. & Ron W.

Theresa and her team really help Seniors in transition feel loved and cared for.

As the power of attorney for an elderly relative who needed to sell her home, I’m so grateful to Theresa & her team for partnering with me during a very difficult time.

From beginning to end, they showed professionalism, attention to detail and most of all compassion. Lovingly & thoroughly Theresa explained to my cousin how her home was being sold, so she wouldn’t feel like it was being taken out from under her. The team did a fabulous job of connecting us with a painter, plumber, packers and cleaners.

I highly recommend Theresa and the Ottawa 4 You team!

– Lynn M.

We have worked with Karen over the past two years and have been delighted with her service. We met Karen while searching for our first home; we had no agent at the time. Karen was the first one to offer her assistance when we called about one of her listings. .She was eager to answer any questions and always returned messages in a timely fashion. She was patient while helping to view countless houses and a great negotiator when it came to closing the deal.

After a change in career paths we needed to move. Karen managed to sell our home in six days over our asking price! After working with Karen and comparing her service with others in the market we would be hard pressed to go with anyone else.. She is a dedicated, trustworthy sales representative and a good friend to have. We thank her very much for all her guidance and persistence .we would definitely use her services again in the future

– Erika & Graeme

We were selling my father’s house after he moved into a retirement home, so preparing a house that had been lived in for more than 40 years for sale was a huge job. Besides clearing everything out, the house needed touching up.

Theresa and her staff were so supportive. Theresa began with a full inventory of the house and ways to prepare it for sale. She had helpful ideas about everything from paint colours to garden clean up. She was always positive, creative, and energetic. I live outside of Ottawa so it was wonderful to have someone on site that I could trust to keep everything moving.

Theresa and her staff suggested locations to donate furniture and house wares and even picked up and delivered some themselves. Her recommended painter was exceptional….and very fairly priced. He did small repairs as well as painting. She and her staff suggested colours for repainting and areas where fixtures needed to be updated or changed. When the house went on the market it looked wonderful!

Theresa also spent a lot of time with the family reviewing previous house sales in the area and determining a price that was acceptable to all of us.Once the house sold, she stepped us through all the hoops expertly, including finding a wonderful lawyer who made the whole process very simple and easy.

I cannot recommend Theresa and her team more highly. They are professional, genuine and caring and work well together as a team.

– Lesley M.

I have wanted to write to your team for some time to thank you all for the attention you gave to helping us sell our country home!

Moving to the city from the country was difficult but we had never anticipated how long it would take to sell our home. Our first realtor we felt should be local. They convinced us that a snazzy web site was all that was needed to sell our home but after almost a year with 8 showings we knew there was a problem.

A friend recommended the Ottawa 4 You team for their hard work and integrity. From the first moment Theresa walked through our home, I could feel that she was on board with her business head and heart, to help us sell our home quickly. She checked the pricing of the houses that had sold in our price range [when ours had just sat there] and brought in Kirsi to update the look of home without making costly major renovations! All in all, following their advice brought more buyers to see our home in two weeks, than had been through in a year!!!

The volumes of people kept coming but the country market was getting soft as the winter season crept in. That’s where Theresa’s sales experience shone brightly. She worked with EVERY lead until we had multiple interested buyers considering an offer. Theresa spoke with their realtors pointing out the benefits of our home and never left that to a website alone. It was her seasoned sales ability, how she responded to comments from showings and Kirsi’s valuable facelift that placed a new family in our lovely country home within avery short time of listing!!!!

Like the wise friend who recommended the Ottawa 4 You team to me…. I highly recommend them to you!!!

– Rita

We acquired Theresa as our real estate agent in February 2013. Theresa came highly recommended by a friend that had used her services in the past.We called Theresa and arranged a meeting with her, really to see if we would be compatible with her and to see if she thought that she could sell our house.The first time we met Theresa spent three hours with us! She was very competent, “on top of things”, and seemed to really understand all the aspects of selling a home. Theresa has been in real estate for over thirty years and comes with a wealth of experience!

We sat down with her after a tour of our house and we talked about everything from finances to how to do some small things to improve our home. She was very honest, upfront and forthright. We knew exactly what needed to be done to sell our home. After Theresa left my husband and I both agreed that Theresa was going to be the best person for the job.

Theresa assured us that she would be able to sell our home. That was a big relief because a few years earlier our home was on the market for quite a long time and it didn’t sell. We then decided to take it off the market. We also had been told that our home was not a home that would appeal to anyone and therefore would be a very difficult sell! Also, we were asked to list it at thirty thousand dollars less then the price that we listed it at with Theresa.

We did the small things that Theresa asked us to do. Then another part of her team; two very nice and experienced women came in and spent the morning putting the last minute touches on the house and staging it for pictures. They even brought things with them (pillows, pictures, vases, etc.) to help complete the house. Then took pictures of the inside and outside of our home. The pictures were put on a site and a virtual tour was created.

Theresa was working diligently with her team to ensure that she would be successful in selling our home. Theresa started the process rolling and then with the help of her team, they did everything possible to market and sell our home.

After the pictures were taken the home officially went up for sale. The amount of advertising was incredible. The virtual tour was very popular as was the MLS listing. We had three open houses within a month and the first week we had showings almost everyday. The open houses drew a lot of people through and the showings continued to be very consistent. My husband and I were very surprised by the amount of people that showed interest in our house.

We both feel that it was because of Theresa, her experience and the way she was able to expose our home and help us make it the best that it could be was the reason it sold in just short of a month!! Theresa also got the price that we were very comfortable with and her hard bargaining skills were of great advantage to us!

When dealing with the realtor and clients that bought our home she was so obviously competent, experienced, professional and had our best interest at heart. She was able to get us exactly what we wanted with the conditions, financing and closing date. We knew when we heard Theresa on the phone with the other realtor that she was going to bargain hard to meet our needs. And that she did!!

Theresa was also always available when we had questions and kept us informed on everything that was happening. She also had written a report and would of continued to do so to show us the statistics on our home (how many people came through, looked at the listing etc.) She was always “on top of things”.

We couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with outcome. Theresa sold our home in less then a month. She is very competent, upbeat, sensitive to our needs, professional, and her wealth of experience and hard work led to amazing results.

Another part of the team is an agent who will help you to purchase a new home. That service is invaluable! When your home that you’ve been living in for twenty year’s is sold it is a bit scary to think of where you are going to go next. At the same time as our house was being sold the other realtor that is part of team was showing us homes that we could potentially move into. They were very kind, patient and worked hard to meet our needs to find us a new home and a new start!

We consider ourselves blessed to have had Theresa as our realtor and we feel like she was the perfect person to sell our home!

Anyone, that works with Theresa in selling their home would be very fortunate and privileged. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to get the job done!!

Theresa and her team are the whole complete package and provide a standard of excellence in the selling and purchasing of homes!!

– Kim

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