Success Stories

The Stott Family

As first-time home buyers, we were unsure about the home-buying process and were very nervous about finding the right realtor to work with. When we were referred to Laura, we were confident from the start that we were in good hands. We really appreciated how she took the time to listen to our concerns and answer our many questions. Laura and her team were professional, friendly and efficient throughout every step of the process and we would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Mike & Jill

Laura was recommended to us by Mike’s brother who had recently used her services to sell his home. We were first-time home buyers and so the entire process was very stressful for us. Luckily, we had Laura to help and represent us. Laura is a very knowledgeable individual who is dedicated to her profession. She also has a warm and friendly demeanour that makes her clients feel welcome. We appreciated that she took the time to explain how the entire process worked so that our fears were allayed. And Laura was just an e-mail or a phone call away in case we had any more questions.

We have been and continue to be amazed at the timeline of events leading to the purchase of our home. Initially, while scanning the internet on our own, we had found a house we wanted to purchase. The listing stated that offers would be accepted on the house in four days. In anticipation of an imminent bidding war, we asked Laura to be our agent two days later. And two days after that initial meeting we are the owners of a new home!

Knowing that the bidding process would soon start, Laura had to work fast. She cheerfully went the distance for us from the initial home inspection to the day we got our keys to the house. We are still in shock at the speed at which everything happened. We knew Laura was great at doing her job but we didn’t know she was a miracle worker (like Montgomery Scott (“Scotty”) of the U.S.S. Enterprise)!

We are so happy and grateful for the work Laura did for us that we would happily recommend her to anyone. She is a jewel!

Jill and Mike

Sarah & Owen Cunningham

Dear Laura,

Thank you so much for helping us to sell our home. As you know, we had spoken to a few other listing agents prior to signing with you. By far, your professionalism and strategic approach exceeded that of your competition and made the decision to work with you an easy and obvious choice. We appreciate all the knowledge you shared with us and really felt informed about the market, our home and the entire selling process. While always maintaining your professionalism, we really appreciated your flexible and easy-going personality; we never felt pressured or intimidated as we have from other agents. We think you did a fantastic job Laura, and we were very much impressed with you and your ability to sell our house for an outstanding price – and in only two weeks! We are always happy to brag about you to anyone! Thanks for everything.

Colette and Tim Caines

Buying your first home is an exciting experience which was only amplified by having the opportunity to work with Laura. My husband and I were relocating to Ottawa and were on a strict deadline to find and purchase a house and Laura worked tirelessly to ensure that every detail was taken care of. Considering we knew very little about the Ottawa, Laura worked with us to narrow down an area we would be happy to live in. She was very committed to helping us find the house we wanted and went the extra mile to make sure we were happy with our decision. This helped put us at ease. While she was very approachable and easy to talk to, she also showed her knowledge and professionalism when we needed guidance. From personally attending our home inspection, to recommended excellent contractors to help with our new home, it was quite evident that Laura takes tremendous pride in her work.

Laura helped make buying our first home and experience we will always remember. She truly is an asset to her profession and we would definitely recommend her to friends and colleagues looking to buy a home in the Ottawa-area.

Thanks Laura!

Dan and Claudia

It was a joy and a pleasure working with Laura. She was prompt and excited to explore all possible options and was very exhaustive in her search (and ours) for a new home. Laura is very approachable and accommodating to our schedule as we were purchasing from out of town. She gently guided us along without influencing with too much personal emotion and we never once felt pressured.

Laura has a great love of her profession and it shows in her eagerness to personally attend home inspections and to meet with other agents where the work could have been completed by facsimile. She helped coordinate other necessary services such as home inspection, suggested mortgage specialists, and recommended contractors she has worked with on her own house for any potential renovations. We will certainly solicit her aide in future real estate transactions.

Darcy and Renée Ferron

Laura was the first Realtor we have ever dealt with, and we will without hesitation recommend her to friends/colleagues and go back to her the next time we are on the market for a home. She took the time to patiently listen and understand our ideas of what we wanted in a home, and was always available to answer our questions. She impressed us with her wisdom, honesty, market knowledge, and keen attention to detail. As a result, we felt very confident that we would find the home we were looking for, and so it came as no surprise when we did! And throughout our house visits and discussions, Laura always conducted herself very professionally and with a smile. She provides great customer service, and is a very reliable agent who goes over and beyond the call of duty to make certain her clients find the right home.

Thanks Laura!

Darcy and Renée Ferron

Melissa and Tom Flynn

Laura came recommended from a friend when we first learned my husband was being posted to the Ottawa area. Since I had never lived in Ontario and knew nothing about the Ottawa area I was very nervous about searching for our new home. After our first conversation with Laura I knew we were in the right hands. Laura understood the extremely tight deadline we were under and moved swiftly yet carefully to seek out the perfect home for us.

Upon our initial meeting Laura took the time to ask numerous questions while carefully listening to our concerns and desires to ensure she understood the type of house we were looking for in the area that would best suit our needs. From day one Laura was prepared, knowledgeable and eager to work on our behalf. She was a consummate professional at all times in addition to the sympathetic, caring friend she knew we needed at other times.

I anticipated moving to be one of the most stressful times in my life but thanks to Laura I could relax knowing I could not have a better realtor on my side. Thank you Laura for all your hard work!


Tom and Melissa Flynn

S & A MacDonald

We recently procured Laura Finlay’s services as our realtor and were both extremely pleased and impressed with the results. Being as my husband took a job transfer to Ottawa we did not have much time to find a suitable house within our price range, nor were we familiar with the area. However, Laura managed to still find us our first home, which we are elated with, from her tireless efforts and willingness to find us what we were looking for. Everything about Laura from her down to earth persona, professional and pleasant demeanor, and willingness to go above and beyond expectations was more than we could have asked for as first time home buyers. We would both highly recommend Laura.


S & A MacDonald.

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