By: Liz, Martha, Dooley, and Shannon
Thank you so much for your patience and humour during our search Ayn! And your thoughtful care package on our arrival
By: John and Jessica
John and I wanted to send you a little something to show our appreciation for all the work you have done and advice you have given us during our journey to purchase our first house. We greatly appreciate you and all that you have done.
By: Taylor M
Thank you very much for our guidance in finding and landing my first home! In dealing with COVID, a seller’s market, and my first-time homebuyer nerves, I was so glad to have you on my side. I truly appreciate your time and energy!
By: Liz and Dan
We can’t thank you enough for the time you took to help us find our dream home! We are excited to start our family here, and so grateful you were our agent
By: Sue-Ellen G.
With a limited time period to purchase in December 2016, Benita was so helpful, attentive and calming during a very harried time while we were searching for our new home. As a little family of three, we were picky clients, but that didn’t stop Benita from giving us different options to think about. Whether it was suggesting we look at different neighborhoods which had the qualities we were looking for, or suggesting we consider how different rooms could be used for alternate functions…it was always very clear to us she was doing what she could to help us bridge the divide between what we ideally “wanted” and could ideally “have.” We were looking over the Christmas period, when the housing market was frozen, like the weather. We went through putting in offers over the holidays when people were tough to reach, but again Benita made it all happen. She also arranged visits by building specialists to discuss structural issues so I would be totally informed. In the end, however, we settled on renting for another year since the options were not optimal for purchasing…Here too, Benita helped us find the perfect solution specific to us, for that time. When we’re ready to re-enter the viewing and purchasing game, we’ll be sure to call upon Benita again. She simply knows her stuff and cares enough to ensure her clients obtain the right property for their particular circumstances.
By: Al & Liz P
Our dream of moving from Kingston to Ottawa to be near our grandchildren was close to becoming a reality when the unthinkable happened. The purchase of our Ottawa property fell through and we were devastated. Benita did not hesitate to step in and help us move on. Although we were unable to find anything suitable to purchase in the time allotted, Benita was kind enough to source out several rentals for us to view. We actually found a townhouse in the neighbourhood we wanted and happily we are all moved in and ready to enjoy the holidays with our family. Many thanks to Benita for helping to make this happen!
By: Lillian T.
Dear Benita, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you very sincerely, for the dedication and quality service you provided as my agent. You had great advice, which I generally tried to follow. You were so thorough in vetting the clients who came to see my home and explaining the terms of the deals put forward for me to consider. I was so pleased that we found the right people to take over my home – and I owe that to you. I will certainly pass your name on to any of my friends looking for an agent. Thank you again.
By: Mike Biggin and Larry Biggin
We are extremely happy with the service and support provided by Benita Siemiatycki on the sale of our Mom’s home. It was an estate sale with two executors, my brother Mike and myself. We both live outside of Ottawa, Mike in Vancouver and myself in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Benita found the right buyer very quickly, and kept the whole process flowing smoothly from initial negotiation to the date of possession. She kept us informed about every action that needed to be taken and always gave us good options to consider. We wanted our Mom’s furniture and effects to be donated and Benita went above and beyond by reviewing the items, helping us to set aside keep sakes that we wanted to save and arranging for the service of collection and dispersal of the items and a complete clean of the condo. As a final note, Benita let us know where all the items went and how the individuals or organizations would benefit from the donation. We would highly recommend Benita to any prospective home buyer or seller. She is personable and highly skilled in all the traits needed such as determining best market value, negotiation of sale and coordination with all other parties from contractors to lawyers. She always takes action in a timely manner and ensures all details are taken care of.
By: Maureen S
It is my pleasure to recommend Benita Siemiatycki as a valuable, trusted and competent real estate agent helping us buy our home in Ottawa. Benita was meticulous in her work, demonstrated superior follow up to any questions we raised and went above and beyond what is expected. Benita was easily reachable and accommodating and all phone calls, email and texts were responded to speedily and with precision. We are pleased to recommend Benita to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
By: Sue-Ellen G.
Thank you Benita for guiding us through the home buying process and making it painless. You did an excellent job and we will definitely be recommending you to friends and co-workers in the future. For anyone considering to work with this amazing agent keep this in mind : From the time I met Benita at an Open House, she impressed me with her full-time dedication, knowledge and understanding of what I needed. Because we couldn’t find a house in my tight time frame, she helped me rent an apartment. A year later when I was ready to buy, I didn’t hesitate to call on Benita again. We spent several months looking, and Benita was always available to do research and show me homes. She is excellent at pointing out the pros and cons of each house and neighbourhood, which enabled me to make a decision with the best available information . Though a couple of offers fell through, she is an excellent negotiator and communicator, keeping me informed at all times. After I bought my house, Benita made sure I knew all the steps I needed to take care of, guiding me till the day I moved in and afterward. Her attention to detail didn’t end when the deal was accepted. Benita is very easy to work with, personable, professional, reliable. Buying a house is stressful, but Benita helped ease the process. I knew I had an ally looking out for my best interest. I would not hesitate to recommend Benita as a realtor for anyone looking to buy or sell. I don’t plan on moving for a very long time, but when I do, I know who I’m calling.
By: Stella K.
Benita, thanks again for all of your hard work and patience in helping us find the perfect apartment for our son. You were a pleasure to work with and your patience, knowledge of the rental market and advice and guidance throughout the process was exceptional. We always felt that you had our best interest at heart which put us at ease as first time renters. Thank you so much for helping us. I would highly recommend Benita.
By: Marjorie L.
Selling a property is always a stress which, in our case, increased as we live in Toronto and were selling our condo in Ottawa. From the first time we met you two years ago to discuss selling, then to the actual decision to sell this year, we can only say how professional you are and what a pleasure it was to have you as our realtor. One of the reasons that we came back to you after two years was the fact that despite our decision not to sell at the time after you had done extensive work on our behalf, you continued to stay in touch with us, advising us as to what was happening in the condo market in Ottawa. This helped to build a relationship based on trust. At no point in time did we feel at a disadvantage by being in Toronto while the Condo was going on the market. You made sure that everything happened smoothly with minimal involvement from us. Both Paul and I would like to thank you most sincerely for all the hard work, superb negotiation skills, and knowledge of the market which resulted in the quick and very successful outcome of the sale of our condo. While I doubt I will have any other properties in Ottawa, I will certainly make certain that if I know anyone who is looking in the Ottawa market to buy or sell, I will highly recommend you as the “Realtor of Choice".
By: AK & AQ
As first-time home buyers, we totally recommend Benita! When we decided to pursue our dream of buying a house, we were very anxious and didn’t know what to expect — especially during these uncertain times. Thanks to Benita’s professionalism, kindness, and great connections we were able to very quickly find a place to call our own. 2 months have passed and we couldn’t be happier.
By: Dr. Caroline B. & Dr. Octavio S.
Mrs. Benita Siemiatyck is the best real estate agent in Ottawa. We worked with her to find both a short-term apartment and our first house from October 2019 to June 2020. She took the time to get to know us and worked very hard to identify exactly the type of home that would match our needs (e.g., distance to work, type of neighbourhood, number of bedrooms, etc.). On multiple occasions, she made herself available on short notice to help us visit several properties after work. As first-time home buyers, she also took the time to educate us on the real estate market and process, on what to look for, and what we would need. She is professional and always made sure we were safe visiting homes during the pandemic. It was a real pleasure to work with Benita and we highly recommend her services to others
By: JP & ST
As first time buyers, my partner and I were in over our heads. Benita made this process so easy and accommodated all of our needs. Her schedule focused around ours and she was always a fountain of knowledge for each property. She was organized and prepared at every meeting. We felt confident with all of our bids and she showed compassion towards our loses and ultimate win! We did very well despite buying during a sellers market and could not have done so well without Benita’s guidance. 10/10 recommend working with her!
By: Josh & Erica
My partner and I are first-time homebuyers, and honestly, we did not know much about the buying process and all of the different factors involved… especially in this crazy market in Ottawa. From the start, Jamie was excellent to work with! He is so knowledgeable and takes his time and patients with all of our questions- and we had many questions. He helped us with things to look for when buying a home... like water damage, heating, electrical, roof and siding... Whenever we had questions (which was quite often) he was always available and so quick at responding to us, even it if was 10 pm at night, he was always giving us the best service with honesty and professionalism. Jamie really went above and beyond in connecting us with a wonderful home inspector, electrician and asbestos testing professional to make the whole process for us so much smoother and less stressful. We also saved some money because of his amazing suggestions! We honestly would have not been able to go through this whole process without him! Within two weeks, we put in an offer and ended up getting the home of our dreams! We are so thankful for his amazing service, wealth of knowledge, quick call back time and amazing communication and flexibility!
By: Cameron & Jaclyn
Jamie was amazing to work with. I was working on a tight timeline and Jamie was able to provide a complete service, leveraging his market knowledge to get me above asking and a quick close, and a team to help with every step of the sale. Jamie was always available for questions and advice and kept me up to date the entire process, providing a reassuring voice in a very hectic time. As a first time seller, I was a bit lost in the process and unsure of the market in general. Jamie was informative and available for questions at any time, while providing constant updates during the preparation and selling process. Jamie and his team provided a complete service and delivered on everything they spoke about. I would highly recommend Jamie and his team to any buyer or seller in the Ottawa area.
By: Cameron & Jaclyn
Working with Jamie was a great experience. He listened to what I wanted and came up with a plan to sell the property and meet my wants, which he was able to do in a tight timeline. For anyone looking to buy or sell in the Ottawa area, Jamie and his team are an invaluable resource in making your process as care-free as possible.
By: Joe F
“Great professional service!
By: Lisa and Alex
Fantastic presentation and information. Very comfortable atmosphere. Thank you.
By: Alicia (first-time buyer)
“I found this session very informative. We learned more about pre-approval, credit scores, closing costs, etc. It was very helpful
By: Liz & Ryan
Very informative & enjoyable! Thank you for putting on these seminars.
By: Terry (moving generational wealth)
We really appreciated the info about how many things wired these days.
Found it very informative for a person that is just starting to think of this.
This was really informative - thank you for your clear explanation of this complex process.
Everything was helpful. Great seminar!
This is awesome! Very informative & useful information. Presenters were very knowledgeable, genuine & honest with information.