"Helene and Perry were absolutely wonderful to work with. The process was really accelerated and even with our very quick turnaround times at some points, they were both very responsive and available, and accommodated our needs so well. From the thorough, expert advice on the offer process, all the way through the exceptional support at every step, every visit and every email conversation, we can't say enough good things about our experience working with them. I'd recommend them to anyone looking to buy - they took such a huge weight off of our shoulders, and made the entire process so smooth and enjoyable!"
Kyle & Desirae
"We decided at the beginning of April to sell our property in Ashton, Ontario (35 year old, 1400+ sq ft house on 67 acres of land). We were looking for real estate professionals who know and live in the area and have extensive experience marketing and selling rural properties. Within a few days of searching we found and engaged Helene and Perry – a great fit for our needs. Since we live in Florida full time we needed a team capable and willing to do what it takes to get the property ready for sale without us being present, with the objective of achieving a quick close.
With great energy and enthusiasm the team worked through the property valuation and appraisal analysis and listed it within a week of our first contact. Within another week we had four offers on the property, and through excellent negotiation skills Helene was able to get a very good offer with no purchase conditions and a very short closing. The deal was closed just seven days later!
The property had been rented out for many years and Helene and Perry undertook a number of tasks on our behalf to prepare it for the sale, engaging and working with various vendors/contractors on repairs and appearance issues.
In summary, this was a great sales experience for us and we enjoyed working with Helene and Perry to complete the task in what we think was a near record time." Mike and Dorothy L
"Working with Helene and Perry has been a sincere pleasure from start to finish. They explained things so that we could understand them and helped us to get the best price for our home. Most importantly, you know that you can trust what they say and that they have your best interests in mind. We could not give them a higher recommendation. Thank you again Helene and Perry!" Kelly and Ted McD
"Helene and Perry recently helped us sell our home and purchase a new home. They were honest, patient and efficient in helping us find the right home for our family. They also shared their advice and wealth of knowledge of the industry to help us make the right decision. Once we had purchased our new home they were able to give us references for lawyers, movers, painters, flooring companies, etc. on the spot. When it came time to sell our home they moved quickly, kept us informed throughout the process and always had our best interests in mind - we even ended up selling our house for 10% more than the list price within 5 days! They were always easy to reach and available to answer our questions. We would definitely recommend Helene and Perry to our family and friends." Danny & Jo C
"Over the years we have come to know Helene as a Friend as well as our Real Estate Agent. We have learned that when Helene is on the job for you, there are no worries, she takes care of everything. We made the mistake once of not using Helene and we regret that mistake. We would highly recommend Helene for any of your real estate needs."
Year first hired: 2003 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity" Frank & Denise K
“I got to know Perry through a recommendation as I needed an exceptional agent to handle the sale of a rental property i owned in Canada. Perry did an excellent hands-on job that went above and beyond what I typically see from real estate agent. He took care of arranging the needed fixes to the house (at responsible cost may i add) and most importantly, dealing with a problematic tenant. .. In my opinion, dealing with this tenant alone made him earn every penny of his commission. ... I highly recommend him although I wouldn't wish him many clients with cases like mine again :)” Amr Elkady
"Helene, Thank-you for travelling through our many house hunting expeditions so tirelessly. You always said the perfect century farmhouse was out there and although it took us a while to find it, our new home is everything we ever could have asked for. We feel so very fortunate to have found this property and appreciate your every effort in making our dream a reality." Mary & Dave W
"Perry assisted with the purchase of a home for myself and my mother. He was extremely accomodating when we asked to see the various properties. He gave valuable insight into the process which helped us reach the right decision on what was right for us. Perry is very personable and was professional in every dealing we had with him. I would certainly recommend him to you if you are considering purchasing or selling your home. You won't be disappointed!” Sarah MacIsaac
"Helene Hutchings has been our friend, our neighbour and our real estate agent for 3 years now, and we would highly recommend her. She is very experienced, very knowledgeable, always looked out for our best interest, and most importantly, we trust her. She has always been easy to talk to, happy to discuss options and offer suggestions, easy to reach, quick to return calls and emails, never stressed or flustered, and always ensured we came out ahead. She's definitely in the right field!" Tracey & Matt L
“I was a first-time home buyer with a vague idea of the type of property I was looking for. Perry walked me through all the processes with patience a good humour. When the right property finally came along, he provided his network of top-notch real estate professionals (banker, lawyer, home inspector) to help with the details. Perry's a pro, and really delivered results." Henriette DeVette
"I have had the pleasure of working with Helene twice, first to sell my house and then to purchase. When selling my house Helene went through the house making recommendations to be more viewer friendly rather than "my home". Once the house was ready she sent a professional photographer who was excellent.When it came time for the open house days Helene displayed or handed out great packages to remember our home and herself. Helene was instumental in getting very close to our asking price. While in the midst of selling I was also looking, Helene kept me focused on the important issues of what I needed in my next home.
Her patience was greatly appreciated. Once I found the home I wanted to make an offer on Helene of course was instrumental not only going back and forth with the bidding and mental strategy but also with her excellent connections for things such as house inspection, repairs, lawyers and mortgage.
I am extremely happy with my home and look forward to working with Helene in the future and recommending her to friends and family." Janice H
“Perry is an aweome guy and a fantastic agent! I've had bad experiences with agents in the past and Perry helped restore my confidence back into his profession! He is certainly on "your" side with your best interests at heart! He's dependable, hardworking even into the wee hours of the night and has a deep knowledge of the process! We are still friends and keep in touch! Although he has helped us find our dream home, he would be my first call if ever I needed to sell and I'd highly recommend him to any one looking for a first class agent!! : )” Natasha Pinsent
"Helene Hutchings is a woman of integrity and boundless energy. As first time homebuyers, Helene walked us through the whole process: what to look for; what to avoid; and above all, she was honest in her assessments. She provided excellent recommendations for several reputable home inspectors and mortgage brokers, and was quick to provide contacts beyond the realm of buying and selling, from piano tuners to crown moulding specialists. Helene is knowledgeable, prompt in her communications, and will never leave you hanging." Jennifer K & Jeremy M
“Our last home purchase was very much spur of the moment and due to that, an unorthodox route had to be taken and Perry was there every step of the way to guide us through the process in order for us to get the home we wanted. Perry is cordial, knowledgeable and patient (we had numerous questions for him!) and he gets the results for his clients.” Serge Rivard
“Perry has been one of the best agents I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was very informative, patient and has a great personality. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to either buy or sell a home.” Deborah Vander Beesen-Whittake
“Perry was my manager/team leader briefly while I worked at Nortel in 1998 and subsequently when he entered Real Estate after the tech downturn in 2002, we listed with him in 2003. We were probably his first sale. Also he helped us find a new place at that time. We relocated out west in 2004 and returned to Ottawa in 2007, enlisting Perry's assistance again on a house hunt. By this time Perry had Real Estate nailed and was able to develop a plan to visit several places from which to narrow our search. We found and purchased the ideal place (within our parameters) within 3 days. Although we had researched many of the places online prior to the trip, Perry's planning, insight, patience, passion for real estate were key in narrowing our choices and making a selection that best met our family's needs. Whether buying or selling, I highly recommend you enlist Perry as your agent.” Scott Smith
“Was very impressed with how Perry came in and gave us excellent "pre-listing" advice, then checked in to make sure we made progress on those plans. He guided us through the preparedness stage of selling very efficiently. When we listed our house, it sold in under 2 weeks due to Perry's excellent presentation..... We also hired Perry to find us a lot/house.....This endevour also turned out really well... I have already recommended Perry to many friends. I would enlist him to sell my next house without hesitation.....” Roger McGetchie
“Perry helped me purchase my last house. Not only his service was very courteous, he was very patient with me and gave me some solid advice regarding which properties to avoid and which to consider. I love the house that I bought, thanks Perry!” Haitham BouZeineddine
“Perry gets to know you as a client and determines your needs. He uses technology to assist you in reviewing properties and only visiting on those that you feel meet your needs. He is very quick alerting you to new properties as they become available. He works hard to get you the best deal he can. He does not pressure you in anyway and works to your schedule. A dedicated real estate agent.” Linda Lumsden
“Perry was very helpful and knowledgeable about the houses that would fit into the criteria that I gave him. He was patient with me when I wanted to go and see more houses then I probably needed to. In the end I finally found the house that I wanted. I would definately use Perry again when I am in the market for a new house.” George Perolli
"Perry was extremely helpful leading us through the twists and turns of our first home purchase. He remained patient arranging the many viewings required to build our expectations of the features and design needed to meet our needs. We ended up finding a great home with a perfect closing date and have been extremely happy with our purchase. Best regards" George Wood
Ihave known Perry for years, ever since we went to school 20 plus years ago. We even worked at Nortel together for many years before both of us moved onto other careers. I have always knew Perry worked hard and was good at what ever he did but when he helped us with our most important investment purchase, our house in Kanata, I got first hand knowledge of his real estate skills. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, Perry is the real estate person you want to have on your side." Marcel and Nathalie
" We came into town for one day to purchase to a home. After waiting half of that day for the listing agent to return our call, we called the broker back and got Perry Pavlovic who got us in to see the place and get the transaction done. Perry’s responsiveness made our purchase of property in Ottawa possible. His professionalism and business acumen earned our respect, and his honestly and sense of humour made him a friend for life. We recommend Perry to anyone considering buyingand selling in Ottawa." Sue
"Perry, your patience, research (before our arrival), follow-up and commitment to insure a smooth purchase and transition to our home were key ingredients to our successful move. I would like to take time to acknowledge your focus on customer satisfaction and the excellent manner in which you work as a team, despite short timelines. Your knowledge of the area, people and numerous contacts allowed us to make easy decisions and ultimately find the home that fit our needs. Your genuine concern in helping us find the right home was evident from the start. Keep up the good work!" Byron and Andrea
" In December of 2003 we listed our house with Perry Pavlovic at Coldwell Banker even though we knew this was probably not the best time of the year to have our house on the market. Perry was knowledgeable about the market conditions at the time and his recommendation we priced our house accordingly. When people were shown through the house we were given lots of notice and feedback which we appreciated. Thanks to Perry's hard work, an offer came through in January and the deal was closed with us getting 98% of our asking price. Hedid a great job!" Rick and Jane
'As a first time buyer, I had no experience with the process of buying a house and needed a lot of hand holding. Perry's detailed and patient approach made the purchase of a house a truly enjoyable and comfortable experience. I would (and will) recommend him to family and friends. He did a great job for me." Benoit
Irma and I were both very impressed with the amount of work you put into finding us the best house possible with the time, features, and budget limitations we gave you. Our new home may not have been perfect when we bought it and we ended up paying more than we wanted but, bottom line, you found us the best home we could afford and still met our requirements despite overwhelming odds. We are impressed and will definitely recommend you to other friends coming to Ottawa. Thank you very much. Paul and Irma
"We received great service from Perry Pavlovic once again. He has sold our last two houses in record time and at 98% of the asking price. We couldn't have asked for more. We are leaving the country for 3 years but will be in touch with Perry again on our return to help us find a house." Jane
"Perry did a lot of work for us. He managed to make the process of selling our home seem very easy." David Wilson
Perry did an excellent job in researching properties and providing timely information regarding the property we purchased. Great job Perry...appreciated your efforts ant time. Raymond Cronkwright
"My wife, Esther and I were looking for a farm. Perry worked well with us - no pressure - and very quickly determined our discriminators, and there by eliminated unsuitable properties. Each day he had several new and interesting listings, and wasn't averse to asking colleagues for info in response to some of our questions. Perry willingly covered Ottawa's broad, south-west quadrant of rural property with a radius of 75 km from my work centre...lots of miles and driving on his part, yet the timings and distance were right on. During the various phases of viewing, negotiating, inspections, and finalizing, Perry adeptly kept us focussed, and pointed our key factors, features and considerations at each stage that we had otherwise overlooked. And when our well tests went awry and other little hiccups arose, Perry made the extra trips to the property to seamlessly ensure resolution and compliance." Paul Rowe
We asked our Coldwell Banker to find us a home with very specific requirements, with a limited budget, and very limited timeframe. He worked exceptionally hard, found a home in our timeline that met our needs. He worked very hard and we definitely benefitted from his help. Paul Whynacht
“Perry helped my family and I find the home of our dreams. Excellent communicator, understood exactly what we were looking for and provided results of our search on a daily basis. Perry new the area well showed my family and I homes that fit our criteria exactly. I would highly recommend Perry for any of your real estate needs as he made purchasing a home fun and easy. Thank you Perry for a job well done.” Paul Cathcart
"I have dealt with Helene and Perry during the purchase of 2 properties, and the sale of 1, over the last 10 years. I have found them to be most professional and helpful in both the purchase and sale activities. In finding the right properties for my purchases, they traveled to 4 communities with me, and investigated numerous listings. I found their services in preparing my property for sale, in particular the photo service and staging consultation, to be very helpful. I am sure these services were instrumental
in obtaining a speedy sale. During both the purchase and sale processes, they coordinated with other agents and lawyers to make sure the transactions went smoothly. I highly recommend Helene and Perry in both buying and selling your property.
"Perry handled the search for my new home very professionally and personably. Perry had a well thought out approach in every aspect of the process, from the initial discussions on requirements and location to closing the deal 3 weeks later. His insights into the local market were extremely helpful in determining a fair price and expediting negotiations. In all aspects, I had a very positive buying experience and I love me new home." Tom