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Friday, January 17, 2020
John Kaczmarek

"The dream quickly became reality, and John was behind it every step of the way.  When the idea of selling our Country Place home and downsizing occurred to us, we looked no further than John Kaczmarek, our Country Place neighbour, owing to his strong reputation and loads of experience, especially as it relates to this wonderful neighbourhood.  John was with us right from the get-go, providing a comprehensive suite of real estate services, He staked out other properties in locations that piqued our curiosity, suggested neighbourhoods for our relocation, and provided invaluable information that were in line with our needs, wants, and price points.  He recommended a realistic asking price for our Country Place home based on a detailed market analysis.  A stager was then brought in to highlight our home’s best assets, open houses and house showings were conducted, and an offer over the asking price was eventually made and accepted.  John also provided guidance and insight when it came to purchasing our next home, which turned out to be critical as we were facing the challenges associated with a seller’s market.  Even after the sale of our prior home and purchase of a new one, John was always there for us when we had questions.   Selling and buying a home is an emotionally intense experience, with many high’s and low’s.  John’s professional and calm demeanor and empathy helped ground us.  You can't go wrong with John."     Rob & Sue T 


"John came highly recommended by friends. We knew after our introductory meeting that he was our guy. He came well-prepared and distinguished himself with a very easy-going personal style and a positive attitude. The sale of our home came at a very busy time for the family and had to be done on fairly short notice. The experience could have been stressful, but it wasn't. John made things easy; he was reassuring, accessible, and effortlessly professional. He took the time to ask a lot of questions and understand what our goals were, which we appreciated. When all was said and done, our home sold on time and at a great price. Most importantly, we never felt like we were simply part of a transaction. We'd recommend John without reservation."     Andrew & Angela


"We chose John Kaczmarek to work with us to both buy a new home and sell our previous home not only because of his in-depth knowledge and experience in the Ottawa Real Estate market, but also his patience and integrity to help us find the right home for our large family. Trying to find a five-bedroom home in our areas of interest and our price range was not easy in a seller’s market. John patiently guided us through the long process. He was quick to identify issues with houses as we went through them and he never pushed us to accept something that wasn’t right for us. He was thorough on the research on specific areas—from price ranges that an area supports, to power lines, to houses built on Leda clay, to history of homes built in an area, and beyond. When we finally found the home that was right for us, John made solid recommendations for how to make the most successful offer and counteroffers. 

Selling the previous home was relatively easy. John hired an excellent stager, who made our house look amazing with minimal disruption for us to continue living in it. With previous homes, we’ve sometimes had agents who encouraged us to cut corners or hide problems. John is intelligent and ethical—he ensures that we do the job right. Then, with a house that we were proud of and showed well, it sold in a matter of days. John stayed level-headed through the process, especially when we struggled in finding a home. We would not hesitate to recommend him. We aren’t planning to buy another house anytime soon—we love what we now have—but we will certainly contact John when that time comes."     James M & Christine Q


"John was our choice from the beginning because of his excellent reputation in real estate and the fact that he is a neighbor who has a true knowledge of the advantages that Country Place has to offer. We moved into the neighborhood in mid-80's because we realized that it was the ideal place to raise a family. The local amenities, closeness to nature and close knit community were difficult to match elsewhere, in an urban environment. 

John, has all the attributes that we were looking for with regards to selling our family home. He is an experienced agent who is very knowledgeable of the real estate market and thorough in researching the comparative pricing of homes in our area.

He is reliable,truthful, very considerate and looks after the best interests of his clients.

I would highly recommend John to anyone who wants excellent service and the attention to detail that are essential in making the selling of your home a stress free experience. John's efforts allowed us to sell our home within 1 week of the listing."

Truly, Rob and Liz G


"In the past 20 years we have engaged Mr, Kaczmarek on four separate occasions. With every transactions he was informative, professional, and courteous.

Prior to listing our home(s) he always came well prepared with all the necessary market comparisons and trends to enable us to make a sound financial decision. On three occasions our homes sold for very close to asking price and one sale closed at 10% over asking price. All our homes were sold well within the specified and agreed upon time frame. 

When Mr. Kaczmarek sold our last home, five of our neighbours engaged him to sell their homes. All of them thank me for recommending Mr. Kaczmarek as they as well experienced the same professionalism and positive results."     David & Karen

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Testimonials 2014
"Thank you for helping us find our new home! Thank you for your expert advice and guidance, but most of all, for your dedication, honesty and patience! We dragged you from city to country and back looking for the perfect home and you never batted an eye. After 30+ homes we finally found it!  But your work didn't stop there. As the house we found had recently undergone major renovations, you went the extra mile to ensure that all work was completed properly and legally before we purchased. Your background and knowledge was a huge asset for us as you were able to see things we believe many other Realtors would not. We will recommend you to anyone and everyone we can."  Stacey & James

"Referred to us by a neighbour after their successful sale, we were impressed with the handouts, professional photos and website that was done of their home.  While we had every intention to shop around for a realtor, John impressed us on our first visit with a highly professional and detailed market analysis of our home, pro bono.   We decided to look no further.   John and his team provided us with suggestions on staging, which were provided by a professional stager as part of his package, photos as well as potential ideas for upgrading prior to listing.  John ensured that our home was priced appropriately for the current market.  He had outstanding interpersonal skills, a calm approach when things got rough and showed great persistence to see the deal through to closing.  We were pleased with the final sale and have no difficulty recommending him to family, friends and associates."  Michael & Janet

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Thank you John. We really appreciate your time and effort in finding our new home and listing our existing home. We especially appreciate your patience. I’m not sure how you managed to keep up with our expectations, but you did it. Our new home in Central West Ottawa is perfect and the price is unbelievable…. just the gem we were looking for. (And at a far better price than we ever expected) Your knowledge of housing in general from your years as an appraiser and especially your astute knowledge of the Ottawa market made all the difference in the world. Of special note is when our Inspector said to us how sound and well built our home was, which simply echoed your thoughts on the original builder. I would like to extend an additional Thank You for showing us around cottage country last summer. It was an eye opener and your wisdom in sharing your first hand knowledge proved to be invaluable to us. Rest assured we refer you to all our friends and family without hesitation and will certainly be calling on you again in the future when its time for to downsize."   Karl

"John represented me in both selling my house and buying a new home. Although buying and selling a home can be a stressful time, I felt like I was in good hands with John guiding me through the more complex issues associated with selling a rural home. John was readily available, day or night, and always professional. I can say without a doubt that John was in my court helping me to achieve my objectives of maximizing the return on my home, while guiding me through the selection and sometimes complicated process of purchasing a new home.”  Charles

"John was a pleasure to work with from day one. He conducted himself very professionally, was very flexible with his schedule and was never late for appointments. He was extremely knowledgeable on all the properties I enquired about and was able to give me additional insight into the little things that I had overlooked such as hidden costs.... Most importantly, I did not feel pressured at all to make a decision at any stage.... I would most definitely refer John as a real estate agent for anyone looking to either buy or sell a home. Thanks again John!!"   Russ & Dawn

 As ambitious first time home buyers we had a lot of questions and demands. We were not about to just rush into any old house. We wanted a very specific house with very specific features. John gave us as much time as we needed and showed endless patience while we nit-picked about every detail of the almost 30 houses that we viewed. And every time John was prepared to answer our questions, give advice and, most importantly make sure that we were getting a house that would not only meet our stringent criteria, but one that would make us happy. When we finally decided on a place John was prepared to go to work to make sure we got the best deal we could get. Not once did he hesitate when we suggested an offer. And not once did he hesitate to let us know when we were letting a good deal go, or when we should have been letting a bad deal go. Never once did he tell us what to do, only what our options were. Then he let us decide. In the end we got our house. We were more than happy with the price, even in love with the house. We recommend John to anyone even thinking of looking into buying, or selling, a place of their own. Ian & Gina

 It was a pleasure working with John in our search for our perfect new home.  He knew what we were looking for and always stayed focused on keeping our best interests in mind.  John's knowledge of the market and his experience as a Real Estate appraisal was a great asset in looking objectively at homes we viewed with him.  I would not hesitate in recommending John to my family and friends as an agent that will do the best for his clients.”  Eric & Liz

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