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About Laura

Laura Finlay, Broker

Operations Support Manager


Laura’s favourite part about real estate is the people. She believes that by building relationships based on honesty, friendliness, and professionalism, she can effectively use her experience to facilitate successful real estate transactions.


Laura current focus within her real estate career is on management and training. Bringing 15+ years of experience into this role, she is dedicated to helping everyone at RE/MAX Affiliates maximize the potential of technology within their businesses. In a time when technology can be completely overwhelming and increasingly seems to threaten authentic human interaction, we must resist the urge to discount or reject all of the benefits that technology can also provide us. There are many ways in which we can use technology in real estate to create efficiencies that actually allow for more time to focus on relationship building and fostering genuine connections.

Her enthusiasm for her job is contagious and her friendly demeanor makes her very approachable. Even though she is having fun, Laura still takes her job very seriously. She is honest and professional at all times. She thrives on being well organized with keen attention to detail.


Laura moved to Ottawa from Southern Ontario in 1998 to attend the University of Ottawa, where she completed her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). She fell in love with the city and made the decision to stay after graduation. She now lives in Riverside South with Cory and their five children. In her free time, Laura loves to explore the city’s waterways on her stand-up paddleboard and venture into Gatineau Park with her cross-country skis or snowboard.

About RE/MAX Affiliates Realty

RE/MAX Affiliates Realty is built on the fundamental foundations of the Real Estate business: exceptional leadership, top-producing Realtors®, and a culture of giving back to the communities we serve.


Our professional environment provides an authentic and genuine atmosphere in which energy, collaboration, and enthusiasm can flourish. This family-run organization has a boutique brokerage feel, in which our Realtors® and admin staff are equally valued and supported. We embrace technology and focus our training on using it to support and enhance relationships – not replace them. Each of our 9 offices provides a space to build relationships with your colleagues, to share knowledge, experiences, and expertise.


Our owners, Jacalyn and Kevin Grimes, as well as our management staff, align themselves with our Realtors®. They celebrate the value and invest in each individual within the organization. They lead by example, focusing on being responsive and accessible so that they can support every agent, and give them the time and attention they need to deliver their individualized business models in the most successful way possible.


RE/MAX Realtors® have been recognized as #1 in the Ottawa market, and the Realtors® of RE/MAX Affiliates are no exception to that. We are comprised of top-producing individuals and teams, that are genuine, caring and respectful of their colleagues. While each professional creates their own unique service model, we pursue a drive to succeed through collaboration and camaraderie.


The RE/MAX Affiliates Realty of today has origins in the town of Smiths Falls. The small-town, grassroots approach to community that is embodied by Jacalyn and Kevin  Grimes creates a corporate-wide cultural that believes in the value of authentic and real involvement in the communities that we serve – from the big city to the rural villages that surround it. We have seen first-hand the strength of our organization and its ability to effect change and improve lives in these communities.

About Ottawa

Ottawa is a fabulous place to live, work and call home. Not only is there an extensive variety of things to see and take in, but there is also an endless supply of things to do and experience. Deciding where to start is the hard part! Will it be to take in the breathtaking view of Parliament Hill? Or will it be to visit one of the fabulous museums in the area? Maybe you will decide to take a walk and wander through the wonderful rows of vendors and artists that occupy the ByWard market. Or perhaps the excitement of an Ottawa Senators NHL game or a RedBlacks CFL game is what you are after. Whatever it is you decide to do in Ottawa, there is a vast variety of entertainment, food and year-round outdoor activities just waiting for you!


Aside from the activities and entertainment that the Ottawa area can offer there are also a multitude of services the city provides.

The following links will help you get started here in Ottawa:

Government Services

City of Ottawa

Ottawa Recreation Programming

Ottawa Festivals


School Boards

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (English-Public)

Ottawa Catholic School Board (English-Catholic in Ottawa)

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (English-Catholic outside the city)

Conseil des écoles publique de l’Est de l’Ontario (French-Public)

Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (French Catholic)


Fun Facts

Did you know?

  • the Canal took 6 years to build and measures 202 kilometers. It reaches Lake Ontario at the City of Kingston, Ontario.
  • every July the city hosts the biggest one-day beach volleyball tournament in the World, attracting over 10,000 players to the Alcatel HOPE Volleyball Summerfest.
  • Blessed with more farmland than any other large city in Canada, Ottawa’s farming revenues are more than Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary combined.
  • Ottawa hosts more than 35 major festivals per year – including the Tulip Festival, Bluesfest, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, International Jazz Festival, and Winterlude.
  • There were approximately 522,000 jobs in Ottawa when last enumerated. Major sectors are: advanced technology 68,000, federal government 103,000, health and education 79,000, and trade 61,000. (2006 Employment Survey)
  • Ottawa is one of the nation’s younger cities, with half of the population under the age of 38.
  • 77% of Ottawa’s population speak English at home, while 11% speak French and 12% speak a non-official language, including Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, and more than 100 others.
  • Ottawa temperatures can range from 33°C (91°F) in summer to -40°C (-40°F) in winter, with average summer temperatures around 20°C (68°F) and average winter temperatures around -10°C (14°F).
  • Ottawa can be found at Latitude 45° 19’N and Longitude 75° 40’W. This is approximately the same latitude as Venice (Italy), Bordeaux (France), and Sapporo (Japan).


My personal contact info:


Phone: 613-314-8275

Social media links to:

IG: @remaxaffiliates


    Office Locations

    5517 Hazeldean Road
    Manager: Martha Cooper
    2912 Woodroffe Avenue
    Manager: Pina Alessi
    1180 Place D’Orleans Drive
    Manager: Pina Alessi
    Carleton Place
    515 McNeely Avenue, Carleton Place
    Manager: Jacalyn Grimes
    Smiths Falls
    59 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls
    Manager: Jacalyn Grimes
    3000 County Road 43, Kemptville
    Manager: Laura Finlay
    735 Notre Dame Street, Embrun
    Manager: Pina Alessi
    Montreal Road
    2160 Montreal Road
    Manager: Pina Alessi
    41B Main Street, Westport
    Manager: Jacalyn Grimes