My wife and I first met Karen in 1999 when we hired her to sell our first home. It turned out to be a great choice as she proved extremely knowledgeable in guiding us through the marketing process to successfully sell our home. Things had gone so well that we didn’t take any chances when returning to Ottawa three years later and hired Karen again to help find our growing family a new home.
Flash forward twenty years and we found ourselves once again in the market for a real estate agent who would be both responsive to our family’s needs and knew the changing market. Karen was extremely patient as my wife and I looked for our perfect retirement home over the period of several months and was equally motivated in promoting the quick sale of our former residence. Having now sold two homes and purchased two more with Karen as our representative over a twenty year period, we feel confident in saying that you can’t go wrong in hiring Karen to represent you whether you’re buying or selling your home.
Deane & Connie
I've been meaning to email you forever to thank you for your help in buying Mom's new condo and selling her home last summer. Your expertise helped us to successfully navigate the Ottawa real estate market in a time when buying and selling was a complex and strategic game. Not only did we get Mom a beautiful condo at a great price, but we were able to sell her home significantly over asking in less than a week.
Your advice, guidance and support was always thoughtful, honest and professional. We can't thank you enough for taking such good care of us and making this challenging experience a pleasant one. Cheers and all the best, Tracy.
Karen was able to help us (first-time buyers) find a place in a crazy Ottawa housing market. She walked us through every step of the way with a keen attention to detail. She was proactive and always replied to us promptly. She remained very patient throughout the whole process. She had gone out of her way for us many times, for example, picking us up and taking us to multiple showings on different occasions where we didn't have access to a vehicle. We are very grateful for her expertise in crafting competitive offers, leaving no stone unturned, and assisting us every step of the way so there really were no surprises. I'd definitely recommend Karen.
Derek O. and Molly D.
I am writing to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help in selling my family home. From the first moment, I felt confident having you represent me through the sale process with your extensive knowledge and experience in the Orleans area.
Living out of province and managing an estate sale can be challenging, but Karen made the process so smooth, helping me immensely by looking after so much for me in Orleans. The virtual staging was a fabulous suggestion and Karen was able to guide me in preparing the house to market it effectively in a short time. She went above and beyond to help with every aspect of the sale with compassion and professionalism. Karen did so much more than would be expected of a Realtor. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Ottawa. Thank you Karen!!
Biggest thanks to you for all the effort that you’ve put in. Amazing realtor! We are for sure going to contact you again for any further inquiries and never hesitate to give your name as a reference! Big thanks again.
Jonathan M. and Jade M.
We just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your great support in helping us find our new home.
Your commitment to our specific needs, combined with your deep knowledge of the Orleans Real Estate market, made an important, time sensitive acquisition for us very comfortable. And, that's not to mention all your free advice relating to our numerous other considerations - including renovations!
We would fully recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Orleans area. Thanks!
Tim and Jose P.
When I arrived in Ottawa last year looking for a place to buy, I didn't know where to begin. But Karen helped me narrow my search down by region and by my other criteria, and found me a number of matches to investigate. I did so, and found one that was a perfect fit. I've been here most of a year and love my place. Thanks Karen!
We have sold and purchased several homes with Karen and each time, she has been a pleasure to work with. She has gone out of her way to make our buying or selling experience a positive one, including working to help us buy our most recent home while she was on vacation.
Julie & Vince T.
As a first time home buyer, unfamiliar with the Ottawa region, Karen was incredibly helpful and supportive since day one. Karen was always quick to respond, she was overly accommodating with my schedule as I was living 4 hours away, and she courteously recommended local lawyers and financial experts in the process. Moving forward, I intend to keep in touch with Karen and will always go to her for real estate inquiries, as well as gladly recommend her to anyone who asks. Plus, I could not be happier with my new first home!
I am writing to thank you for all of your fine work in helping us sell our house in Orleans. Specifically, I am most grateful for your knowledge and patient advice regarding setting the price and finally in accepting a deal. Not once did I feel that you were pushing us in any direction You respectfully gave me the information I needed to make a decision and then you acted on that decision.
Karen was always on time and happily worked very hard in getting our home listed during the Christmas holidays. Not an easy challenge during such a busy period but with her help, we sold our home in just 3 weeks!
Karen is a fair and honest person and I should mention that I had also dealt with her on a previous purchase and sale and again the turnaround was very quick! Paul and I would highly recommend anyone wanting to buy or sell property in Ottawa to get in touch with Karen. Her professionalism and experience make her a real asset to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. Thanks again Karen!
Kathy K. and Paul W.
We would like to thank you for selling our house so quickly. From the moment we met you, we knew that we could count on someone who is very knowledgeable, professional and honest. You did not try to embellish the reality and you gave us your truthful opinion. You kept in contact all along and you informed us of the progress. From the time we put our house on the market, it took 18 days to be officially sold. So, thanks again. We will not hesitate to refer you to a future buyer or seller.
We have had the pleasure of working with Karen for four real estate transactions, having known Karen previously as my parents' realtor of choice. I can attest to how helpful it is to have Karen on our side. As a buyer, I value her knowledge of the local market, her patience as we visited many houses together, her ability to listen and be able to identify exactly what we are looking for. As a seller, the results speak for themselves - an offer above asking price was accepted within three days of being listed! Karen has a strong attention to detail and has always been available to help sort out unexpected circumstances whether it is getting a deal done at midnight or taking care of conditions while we were on vacation. This is why, as a second generation client, we highly and gladly recommend Karen Hooper as your realtor.