"Very happy with the service and will definitely recommend to friends and family"
Dino G (Building Lot Purchase)
"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 :)”
"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!”
"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."
“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."
"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
“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.”
"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.