A friend referred us to Martin who had bought and sold through him. We knew we wanted to buy in the Westboro area and recognized Martin’s name from Dovercourt, where he sponsors a weekly free swim for kids. From our first meeting, Martin made us feel comfortable with the real estate process. As first time buyers, we had a lot of questions and he took time to answer all of them thoroughly. He worked with us to find out what we wanted and showed us a number of homes in our price range. When the listing came up for our current house, he called us that night and arranged for us to see the house the next day. Our purchase went through within 48 hours. We were very happy with Martin’s guidance through all the steps of buying our first house. We would happily recommend him to others, especially anyone looking to buy in the Westboro neighbourhood.
What I appreciated the most about Martin is that he worked with us at our own pace. He understood our needs very well and helped us find the right house at the right price. He made us feel comfortable with our buying decision and was extremely supportive through the entire process. Thanks to Martin, we know we made the right choice.
My Real Estate Guy!
It is the combination of the huge knowledge base of many years experience, balanced with an enthusiasm and freshness that makes you think your his first and only customer that makes Martin (and his team) stand out. I have sold properties before, but, suffice it to say it was never like the experience I had with Martin. I truly felt like he had our interests during one of the more stressful times in our lives. What more could you ask for. Well, maybe an airplane ride at the end of it all!!
It was in the selling of our home that Martin’s true skills truly shined. The market was slow and we started to get anxious. Martin anticipated this, sent emails and called spontaneously just to update us and to give the “don’t worry I haven’t forgotten you message”. I came to find myself bragging to my friends about “My guy”. i.e. “my guy came to my house with his son (who is obviously learning from a master and has the innate talent too) and actually staged it themselves. They moved the furniture, told me to get rid of this, add that etc. and wow did my house look great”. ” my guy had an open house where he served champagne “. “my guy did an open house every Sunday”, “my guy came up with ideas to keep the on line add looking fresh and appealing” . You get the idea.
Definitely no ordinary real estate agent!
I wanted an agent who is hardworking, knowledgeable, and a dedicated professional who knows the market and knows how to sell a property. All this and so much more I got in Martin Elder. With a flare for interior decorating and an eye for colour and design, Martin also staged the 2 bedroom condo to fill buyers’ minds with the unlimited potential of the space.
His enthusiasm, energy and motivation are endless. He’s not afraid of hard work. Within minutes of having the place ready to show, he was hosting back to back open houses with champagne and treats. He sold the property when others recommended to us couldn’t. When you want to sell your home, sell it quickly, and for top dollar, put up Martin’s sign and let the magic begin.
Shopping solo for a house was a scary proposition for me: the commitment, the financing and the process. Martin was very supportive and patient with me along the way. I never felt pressured or rushed. In fact, it was like shopping with a friend who wasn’t afraid to tell you if it looked just plain ugly or whether it was a real bargain. When I finally decided to do it, Martin gave me guidance on all aspects of the process and was a terrific advocate. I have since recommended him to my best friend who just closed her purchase last week!
Moving is extraordinarily stressful, especially when buying and selling property. As a realtor, Martin is incredibly helpful and understanding. He helped us bounce back from a private sale gone bad and found us a home that was even better than we could have hoped. We are grateful to Martin for sharing his wealth of real estate experience with us and we love our new home!
We needed to sell my parent’s house, which was full of childhood memories. I called Martin Elder. When we met, he handed me a booklet full of research he had already done on the house. I was impressed! He had already started selling the house! I would highly recommend Martin Elder. He is professional and caring. He made the whole process very easy, and with great results!
We found Martin to be patient, never pushy, answered questions clearly, waited til we were ready and knew what we wanted, offered helpful advice for staging recommend without hesitation.
We decided to call Martin Elder to assess our house value. He arrived very discreetly at our front door having left his car at the corner so as not to advertise our intentions to the neighbours.
We told Martin what we wanted in a condo. He sent us new listings on our e-mail every day, and if we were interested, we called him, and he would take us to see three or four places of interest. He did not try to influence us; he was always very pleasant and always had a smile on his face. He took us to close to fifteen places before we found one that pleased us. We decided to buy it.
We now had to put our house up for sale, which was very stressful. We trusted Martin and were confident that he would sell it before we had to take possession of the condo. He worked very hard and got us a very good price!
We would surely recommend him to our friends.
Thank you Martin for being a very good real estate agent and also a person that we now consider a friend.
Buying a house can often be a very stressful task. Our first time around we did not have a very pleasant experience. So when we decided it was time to buy our second house we had reservations. This time around we thought it was important to find the perfect realtor to help us find our perfect house. Then we met Martin. Upon our first meeting we knew he was someone we would like working with. Martin was very friendly, approachable, and honest.
He worked diligently with us to find the house that suited our family perfectly. He also helped us prepare our first house to sell. He did several open houses until our house was sold at a price we were very happy with.
We recommend Martin to all of our friends and family. And should the time come that we ever move again Martin would be the realtor for us, no question!!
As first-time home buyers we couldn’t have been luckier to find Martin to act as our real estate agent. With his professionalism, dedication and skill, Martin replaced our first-timers jitters with the confidence of seasoned buyers by preparing us for every step of the process and helping us to secure a great deal on our new home. He truly went above and beyond for us and we definitely recommend Martin to anybody looking for the perfect house. With Martin we feel we’ve found not just a great home but a great friend too.
We met Martin while touring an open house he was showcasing. My husband and I felt comfortable with him from the start, and we were confident in his abilities and knowledge of the industry. We were so impressed that we asked him to guide us on our journey. From the first meeting to the offer and closing, Martin was a priceless asset during the entire process. He enjoys his job and it shows through his quality of work, personality and enthusiasm. He helped make the process enjoyable and came through for us in every regard. I recommend him to everyone I know who is in need of agent! If and when the time comes for us to sell and buy again, Martin will be the first call we make.
After my parents passed away I needed to sell their East Ottawa home and because I live overseas it would have been a very daunting task. Martin’s insights into what renovations were needed and suggested contacts who can get it done together with his knowledge of the market made things happen seamlessly. The house sold in the first week at a very good price for the area. His friendly, honest and efficient working style made him a pleasure to work with. Thanks for your help!
We had the pleasure of working Martin Elder, as first time homebuyers. The experience was not only very positive, it was overall a very enjoyable, exciting and memorable experience.
Martin invited us to his home for a session to explain all the details regarding the buyer experience and walked us through the process in a very detailed manner to ensure we were aware of all the necessary steps and the significance of the paperwork associated with working with a broker. He was very welcoming during this discussion even though we had many questions which led us to stay very late that evening.
We had access to a personalized website where we could see the most recent listings. Martin took the time and went slightly broader then our search criteria, which in the end is how we found our first home. We had initially set out to view a house at a lower price point ; however, Martin being proactive conducted further research to book us for another house that was very close and at a similar price. This allowed us to maximize the limited time we had available for viewing houses, in order to view another comparable house in the area. Prior to viewing the houses, he prepared helpful market research. He ran through the information to outline various key indicators relating to market trends, and details regarding the houses that would be important for us to know in advance.
The first house we chose was a disaster. The second house was what we wanted and we put in an offer that day. A key factor that contributed to our positive experience was that we did not feel any pressure to buy the house. Martin made the experience more fun by taking us through and pointing out different features that dated the post-war home.
One experience we felt was really cool was the airplane flight over the Gatineau Hills and seeing our Ottawa home. We were able to celebrate our biggest milestones with a Birdseye photo of our home.
Martin’s knowledge and experience strongly contributed to our positive experience. We recommend him to future buyers and sellers without hesitation.
Martin Elder took a great deal of time and care with us when we were looking for our first home. We relied on his extensive knowledge and experience to help guide us towards the right fit for our family. Two years later, we could not be happier with our new home and recommend his services to anyone.
Martin made us feel he was a partner in our house buying experience. He took the time to listen to our needs, and led us through options to meet them. He was thoroughly organized and never made us feel like we were being rushed. When it came time to make an offer, Martin strongly led our negotiations. We attribute saving $6,000 off our purchase price due to his expertise. We will be happy to work with him in the future!
We are very satisfied with the service we received from Martin. He was very patient, always made himself available to us day or night, and was incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate world. We were so impressed, we recommended him to friends of ours who also had an equally positive experience. Thanks again Martin for helping us find our dream home!
I am happy to endorse Martin Elder as an honest, competent and very helpful real estate agent. He assisted me in selling my father’s house and sold it at top market value during the Christmas season. Martin is knowledgeable about the real estate market in Ottawa and can be of great assistance in both selling or helping to find the right home for a buyer. I do not hesitate to endorse Martin as a consummate professional!
My experience as a home buyer with Martin was a very positive one. I appreciated his professionalism, knowledge, diplomacy, patience, which is rarely found in the real estate agents’ community. Martin helped us during the whole home buying process, guiding and counseling us at every step. Thank you, Martin, being your clients was a privilege.
We enjoyed our experience with Martin. What struck us was his professionalism and his knowledge of the different types of construction styles across Ottawa. He also came across as being very patient with the client, never pressuring us to buy unless it feels right and always ensuring that all the facts are laid out before we decide. It is very likely that we would approach him should we decide to seek another home. We recommend him to our friends.
Having experienced Martin in action on several investment property purchases in the Ottawa area, I know firsthand that he is the Real Estate Agent for me. Martin demonstrated his experience and professionalism especially in the negotiation process resulting in a fair market price and on time. Martin’s support continues after closing, assisting with advice on many aspects of Real Estate for which I had questions. I hope to do business again with Martin in the near future.
I am new in the field of investment properties, but by dealing with Martin Elder for my real estate needs, has been an amazing experience. Martin is very patient and very professional; his advice has been second to none. He made me feel at ease and with no pressure whatsoever in finding properties that fit my profile. Thank you Martin for your great services and would highly recommend Martin as a Realtor.
Martin was very helpful in a variety of ways when it came to selling our home. He helped with the pricing formula, staging, negotiation tactics, and even offered to help us on moving day! An honest, well rounded realtor who was there till close and beyond.
As first-time home buyers, we were pretty much overwhelmed by the whole process. Martin listened to our needs and found us the home that was perfect for us. He is very professional, knowledgeable, responsible and experienced real estate agent; and he is very kind, considerate. A perfect combination in his line of work. Keep up the good work Martin.
As a non-profit organization, we were amazed how Martin went out of his way to help us find office space. He was careful to listen to our needs and identify space in the location we wanted, as well as in our price range. He is hard working and diligent. He gave us the same respect as he would have for a large business client.
Selling my home and buying a condo at the same time was more stressful than I expected, but with Martin’s support it all turned out right. He was conscientious, reliable, creative, and – fun!
Our first selling experience was less stressful due to Martin’s excellent advice and personal approach during the process. We will not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone who asks.
Martin, Thank You!
We couldn’t have done it without you Martin. We are pleased to have chosen you twice in regards to finding a place that we feel comfortable to call home. This is the best birthday gift ever.
Overall, the real estate experience was a process that inspired confidence. The level of knowledge and information supplied was more than sufficient and it helped us greatly in making a decision. The communication with us was reassuring and lifted doubts and uncertainty. Martin’s honesty convinced us that the house we first chose wasn’t right . It wasn’t a good match and he helped us find another home that has proven to be a better home and better investment. We are sincerely thankful for your help. We recommend him to other buyer and seller.
I liked the personal touches. I had the feeling that you felt you were dealing with a family friend and that I could trust your judgment. I was pleased with the high level of knowledge regarding the houses, the real estate market, the different neighbourhoods in the city and the community recourses. I recommend your services. You are A good agent to work with.
“My house was rented in less than a week at a fantastic price! Martin is hard working and has excellent service! I would recommend him for your renting, buying or selling needs.”
On my first and only house hunting trip to Ottawa, I met Martin. In the few short days we had to search, we didn’t find a property that met my requirements. However, after I left Canada, Martin continued to work hard on my behalf. He was able to locate a home that fit my criteria in every way. Given my confidence in Martin, I acted on his advice and bought the home sight unseen. When I returned to Ottawa with my family, we knew we made the right choice.
Even after our purchase, his efforts to facilitate our relocation to Ottawa did not end. In addition to providing us with valuable local information, he even gave us a tour of Ottawa from the air.
Thanks Martin for helping us make the optimal housing choice.
Thank you Martin for all your help.
Marleny and I are really satisfied with the house you helped us find.
Now the whole family is enjoying this place, which has become our home.
Again I wanted you to know how incredibly satisfying my home buying experience was with you.
The experience of purchasing a home certainly has it’s ups and downs, however I would like to thank you for making the experience both educational and fun.Although I was limited in the information I needed to know when starting out, you where a good teacher.
Sometimes finding a home isn’t just about the home, it is about finding the “right home”.During our frequent discussions containing business and some personal issues I quickly learned that you where able to show the business side and how it relates to our personal side.
Martin, your patience, compassion, knowledge and unbelievable drive to find the “right home” is unmatched. Your kind and motivating words came at the right moments. A sincere Thank You for all you have done to see the purchase through.