My boyfriend and I are first time homebuyers. LIFE Real Estate Group provided amazing services to ensure this process was super easy for us. They were responsive, understanding, flexible and they set our expectations according to the market. We wouldn’t have been able to get the house we did without them. I would 10/10 recommend using them whether you are a first time homebuyer or not.
Dave was recommended to me by my mortgage broker, so I did not know what to expect. As it turns out, I found myself the best possible ally to get through the stress of buying my first home in this insane seller’s market. To put it simply, Dave knows what he’s doing and he is a stand-up guy. He will take the time to explain the process to you, and will always be available to answer all your questions. He is also very down-to-earth and trustworthy; never once did I feel that he was trying to push me in a certain direction for his own benefit. He was very honest about the value of homes I was interested in, and offered strategic advice when came the time to make an offer. Even during the home inspection I could tell he had my interests in mind when asking questions to the inspector about the condition of certain things. And to top it all off, he is kind and friendly. I cannot emphasize enough how positive my experience with him was. I will be recommending him to my friends and family, and if you’re reading this you should definitely give him a call!
Dave did a great job in guiding us through the process of selling our home. Dave is friendly, positive and goes the "extra mile" with service
I worked with Matt Gannon in my search for a house. It wasn't easy in this market, but Matt was with me every step of the way. I often had my doubts about finding the right place for me, but Matt constantly reassured me that I would find the perfect fit. He always kept me in the loop about new listings and was always available to check something out if it interested me. While looking at properties, I could tell Matt had done his homework and was extremely knowledgeable about all the necessary details. After finally finding the perfect home, Matt has kept in contact and continues to help me whenever he can. Matt is very professional and an awesome person. I couldn't recommend him enough if you're looking for a place in Ottawa!
I can't recommend Dave enough. He helped us buy our home and then sell it 5 years later. He and his team are excellent. They're responsive, knowledgeable and provide an amazing selling or buying experience. And Julia was wonderful with helping us stage our home to sell and providing the information we needed. Thank you Dave and Julia!
Magued Choukri Louka
I had the pleasure to deal with Micheal and I have to say we were so lucky to have Micheal as our realtor .. he was honest .. hardworking and gets things done He guided us through the process and was very patient with all of our asks .. we would definitely recommend him and his team for anyone looking to buy a property in Ottawa !
Highly recommend working with Dave. He made buying my first home painless. Dave is realistic, well informed and solution focused. I would absolutely work with Dave again!
Had such a great experience working with Dave & Matt from Life Real Estate Group! They listen to my needs and comfort level with various aspects of the purchase and helped me secure a wonderful place to call home. Absolutely recommend working with these guys!
Jessica was so incredibly helpful and professional throughout the entire process of finding tenants for my townhouse. She created a safe space to ask questions, share concerns and always provided me with the information promptly. As a first time landlord, I was quite nervous but she made this process so seamless and presented me with so many great options for tenants! Thank you, Jessica!
Jessica Kennelly was an outstanding resource in helping me find a new apartment in Ottawa. After many months of difficulty finding an ideal apartment, I was referred to Jessica through a friend in hopes that she might be able to assist. Not only was she able to assist, but she went above and beyond expectations. She guided me through every step, explained everything thoroughly and paid special attention to my criteria. I'm now happily writing this review in my new apartment. Jessica strives to make you feel comfortable and was always available for questions. I've had issues with agents being dishonest and/or flakey. Fortunately, Jessica is punctual, detail-oriented and very knowledgeable. When Jessica knew an apartment had issues or didn't quite fit my criteria, she was straight forward in the most kind manner and allowed me to weigh both pros and cons. It is a rare quality to meet someone so honest, professional and passionate about their work, you could tell she enjoys helping others. I didn't feel rushed, nor pressured. Jessica's integrity is truly unmatched. I would have never thought that something as stressful as finding a new place would be so seamless. She goes the extra mile. We went through a few places, she didn't mind giving me a drive to viewings when needed and she was always patient. Seriously, don't look too far for the ideal realtor, you will be in great hands with Jessica. I rarely write reviews, but this was deserving. I want to personally thank Jessica for a wonderful experience and I hope that you are lucky enough to find her.
Dave assisted our family of 6 through the sale of one home and the purchase of another. Each step of the process with Dave and his team was pleasant and extremely professional! When it came to selling our home, we really appreciated his negotiating skills as he helped us navigate multiple offers. (in what was at the time a buyer's market!) Where it came to buying a house - the home we ended up purchasing had been on the market for months without a sale. As it turns out, the tenants occupying the home had been refusing showings. (Didn't want to move?) Rather than just accepting that frustrating situation, Dave went in person and knocked on the door. His tenacity got us the chance to see the home that evidently few other realtors had pursued. That house is now ours and we're loving it! Highly confident that Dave and his team will be able to replicate these successes and more for others who are looking to sell or purchase a home.
Dave is friendly, well-informed, honest, and a strong advocate for his clients. He provided a wealth of insight when taking me through various homes, particularly noting potential problems with the property. I highly recommend his services.
Michael went above and beyond in ensuring our house purchase was smooth and stress free. He not only provided all the support we needed, he also displayed excellent professionalism in his services and even followed up after closing to ensure our move in was sweet. Overall Michael is a rockstar and I will recommend him over and again. Thanks Mike
Kelly Anderson was our realtor and I would refer any home buyer to seek her help! She took the time to understand our needs and was patient while we looked at a number of houses. She is quick to respond and answered every question we had as first time home buyers.
I have purchased several homes with Kelly, and it has always been a fantastic experience. Kelly carefully notes what I'm looking for in a home, and creates custom notifications based on my preferences. Additionally, she is extremely responsive, and gives excellent buying advice. As a first time homebuyer, it was very comforting to know that Kelly was there to help me through the process. I will certainly be working with Kelly for all of my future real estate needs.
I do not what to say about Matt Gannon except the best descent , professional and responsive guy i have ever dealt with as realtor. He is always on time, provide best advice , follow-up on all details and makes you feel as if he is buying his own house. Thank you man
This was my second real estate transaction with Dave. From start to end, Dave guided me through selling and buying. He responds in a timely manner, and communicates very well and treated us with respect. His knowledge of the real estate market, as well as general "house things" helped us greatly in decision-making. Dave is friendly, personable, and kind. Highly recommended agent.
It was an exhilarating buying experience, where we viewed 15 homes in less than a week! Matt was with us every step of the way. He was patient, knowledgeable, and focused on finding the perfect home that was suitable to all our needs. He answered messages and questions promptly (weekdays, weeknights, and weekends), with professionalism and care. He booked viewings within minutes of us asking, helped us learn about each home in detail, and gave guidance on the buying and negotiating process once that time finally came. We are very grateful for all his hard work!
Kelly Anderson helped us buy our new home and sell our existing home. If there is a term for “bridezilla” in the home buying and selling world it would fit me perfectly. I ask a lot of questions. We wanted a large lot with municipal services and natural gas on a small budget. Kelly sure did work her magic to find what we were looking for. We went on three house tours and ended up putting offers in each time until the wonky market around Easter weekend gave us a win. It was then time to get ours ready! Kelly came over and we went through a bunch of staging options, and she booked the videographer/photographer soon after. He was also great to work with. The house went on the market and three showings were scheduled for the weekend along with a bustling open house. We received an offer the day of the open house and we were sold! Three days and done. Kelly has earned every bit of her great reputation across the Ottawa and valley area.
My realtor, Matt Gannon, was very diligent and honest every step of the home buying process. From searching for properties to submitting in a bid, he made my first experience buying a home comfortable and hassle-free. He always kept us informed about what was going on, and gave us sound, informed advice I’m very grateful for the care and dedication Matt offered my family and I, and would definitely recommend him!
Kelly Anderson was fantastic right from the get go. Helping finding an apartment, recommending prep of house sale, reassuring that everything was moving along as it should. Cares about her clients. Would recommend her in a heart beat. Thanks
Matt Gannon was fantastic from start to finish! He helped with every aspect of purchasing our first home. Even in this crazy market, he never gave up on us and finding the right house for our needs! I cannot say enough good things about him!
Jessica was very helpful and very professional in our purchase of a condo in Ottawa. She provided extra information about properties we were looking at. I would highly recommend her services.
Dave was an absolute delight to work with! He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and takes the time to ensure you have a full understanding of what to look for in a house. We had a lot of different things that were important to us when finding a home and Dave rose to the occasion to find us our dream home. I would highly recommend Dave as a realtor! Thank you for everything you have done - we could not have been happier with the outcome!
We had the privilege to have Dave Robertson and his team at Life Real Estate Group represent our interests in the sale of our home. Dave guided us through the process and took the lead so we would have a stress free experience. If you are looking for a professional, experienced and engaged person to get you the best value for your home; Dave Robertson would be my recommendation.
Dave has been a wonderful real estate agent and we always reach out to him first! Nearly 10 years ago Dave helped us purchase a home. He was well informed on the real estate market and conducted himself in a professional manner. Recently he sold our home and listed our property for rent. All were an extremely easy process, thanks to Dave.
We worked with Matt Gannon and couldn’t of imagined a better realtor! The guy doesn’t know the word quit, was always available, extremely professional and personal at the same time! Thanks for helping us land our dream home!
My experience as a first time buyer was made very easy and convenient thanks to Matt Gannon. He went out of his way to ensure I had every detail needed to make my decisions. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone looking for a hassle-free experience buying or selling. I can't thank you enough Matt, you've helped kickstart my dream home.
Glenn Vander Veer
Dave was excellent at helping me find a condo in a very condensed time frame. He was highly responsive, and was easily able to guide me through an extremely tight housing market.
Dave was amazing from start to finish. After listing our home 3 times previously with different agents and without success, Dave was able to get the job done. He came to our initial meeting with a solid plan and comparables to hep us understand the market. He was very knowledgeable of the product. He stuck with us until the end, and his services was remarkable. Easy to reach, easy to understand, goes the extra mile. Thanks Dave!
Our experience of Dave was awesome! Dave was professional, courteous and insightful. We so appreciated him navigating us through the process of selling our home. Would hire him again in a heartbeat!
As first time property buyers we were really impressed with Matt Gannon. He went above and beyond, met with us on several occasions to view properties until we found the right one. Matt is always prepared, knowing specific details about the properties we viewed (hydro access, well drilling, land restrictions etc) and gave us his personal insight and expertise on choosing the right one. He really made the buying experience smooth and easy. Thanks again Matt, we’re really excited and can’t wait for the next steps!
Jessica was so wonderful to deal with, very responsive and on the ball! She got us our dream place, and it was such a positive experience. Will definitely be using her in the future!
Matt was absolutely great to work with! He made the process simple and easy to understand, we truly appreciated his patience and expertise! He worked very hard to make sure that we not only found a house, but our home. We’re very grateful to him and his team!
Dave Robertson made the experience of selling my home very easy. He was responsive and hustled to give the listing as much exposure as possible, using multiple approaches. His advice was candid and sound, and the house sold very swiftly. I highly recommend working with Dave!
Kelly and Matt made the entire process feel so easy. They helped me get the best value for my house and find the perfect new home. I would highly recommend speaking to either of them for your any real estate needs
I worked with Dave at Life Real Estate Group. As a first time home buyer I had a lot of questions, Dave was quick to get back to me with an answer as well as providing his sources and reasoning. Thanks Dave.
Kelly Anderson was efficient, super responsive day and night, friendly, and helped us buy our home and list our previous house for sale all within a few weeks during summer 2020. She did all of the research (I.e. to look into home specific questions including rural properties), paperwork and communication with the buyers/sellers, arranged the inspections, photographer, etc. so it made the whole buying and selling process super easy and way less stressful than I anticipated. She also provided great advice during the whole process, especially during the summer when we had to be strategic with the pricing. Would highly recommend Kelly and her team if you're looking to buy or sell a home.
Working with Matt made house-buying a breeze. He's quick to respond to your calls, and is observant during showings, pointing out small details that the novice buyer will miss. Making offers was fast and easy. He offered sound advice regarding offers and conditions.
Worked with several real estate agents until we found Dave! He is by far the best we dealt with. He took his time to look at houses with us and determine appropriate cost. He even came with us to all the open houses (and there were many). Even when he did not agree with our offer, he didn't give us a hard time submitting it and always showed his support. As we didn't get a chance to do a formal inspection, we relied on his experience as a realtor and doing many walkthroughs prior. Overall, we are happy with the home we bought through him, and we would pick him again any day. Thanks Dave for your help and dedication.
The whole process of buying a new home was smooth. The advice and suggestion that Dave made were very helpful and professional. I strongly recommend Life Real Estate Group
DAVE = Devoted + Aware & Ardent + Versatile + Eloquent This is how I would describe Dave Robertson. When we chose to move to Ottawa from Toronto while not having any contacts to apprise us about the city, the current real estate status while being newbies to Canada and first-time home buyers we contacted Dave randomly after looking at his YouTube videos and decided to take a shot in the dark. Boy oh boy it was the best shot we've ever taken in the dark. In just a week after meeting Dave we were able to win the offer on the property that we had our eyes on. And all happened so fast while we didn’t even step into the property. Dave did everything for us aaaalllll by himself when we had just 1 day to offer day including validating the home himself by connecting with us over Zoom calls, arranging for a home inspection at very short notice and all this during Thanksgiving weekend. We felt like we had a friend helping us all the way. The most important aspect about Dave is he gives the right amount of critical information and suggestions without putting us into any kind of pressure of wanting to compromise on our financial limits as buyers. It did not stop there, Dave referred to us a mortgage broker and a lawyer who were awesome. I would recommend Dave to anyone for their real estate needs and confidently vouch that it will be a unique and a fruitful experience!
I know Dave Robertson for many years now. He successfully sold our new home six years ago, and did incredible job on selling the current house. During this unprecedented time he found the best solution for us keeping our family safe and getting us the best deal ever. Thank you!
We bought our house in March 2020, and were first time home buyers. Kelly Anderson was our main realtor and Dave Robertson helped us at the end of the process, seamless and great communication between all. As first time home buyers, we were afraid this could be overwhelming, but Kelly was fantastic. We went to 7 houses before we found our dream home and put in 3 offers. Making offers felt intimidating at first, but Kelly walked us through the process and gave us great advise with approaches. We were constantly in the loop, Kelly and Dave were great about being available for questions and sending us lots of updates. Kelly listened closely to our needs/wants list and sent a variety of listings our way. Our home inspector was recommended by Kelly/LIFE Real Estate, very happy with them as well. We found our real estate lawyer through Kelly too. One stop shopping! Kelly and Dave each attended one of two home inspections with us, very helpful translating what is typical to find, and how that could affect the offering price on the home. It's hard to believe we're all done and settled in our new home!
Matt Gannon was awesome to work with. He pays attention to details, he is very knowledgeable and very quick to answer all of our questions. He made buying our first home a very smooth process. My wife and I would highly recommend Matt to anyone looking to buy a home. We are very grateful for his hard work! Thanks for everything Matt!
Sarah Moore is the unicorn of realtors. It took her not even one week to help us secure the house of our dreams. We had almost given up hope that we would find something. We felt so defeated after we had spent 3 long months unsuccessful with another agency. Sarah has everything you need in a realtor. She is competent, knowledgeable, replies quickly to questions, eager to help, but above all - she is compassionate and trustworthy. She understood our list of needs and never tried to convince us to give up on anything. We felt so at ease with Sarah knowing that she was working hard to help us during the most important purchase of our life. It was her recommendations of offer price and writing a letter to the owners that ultimately helped us secure our new home. We really have had the absolute best experience and are so thankful we found Sarah. I hope everyone is lucky enough to get to work with her.
I would 100% recommend Kelly Anderson to any home buyer. As a first time home buyer, I relied on Kelly to walk me through the process from start to finish. She was always there to kindly and professionally answer any question I had in an extremely timely manner. She was honest and helpful in my decision making without any pressure whatsoever. She also recommended both an excellent broker and lawyer to me, making the process even smoother. Thank you Kelly!!
Jon and Joanne MacDougall
We would like to give a big shout out to Dave Robertson and his team. This was our fifth move and the first time working with Solid Rock Life Real Estate Group. Dave was successfully able to help us navigate the Ottawa real estate market. He prepared detailed video market analysis (first time we have had a realtor provide this kind of service) prior to us making an offer on three different homes. The guidance he provided turned out to be very accurate. We were able to purchase a great home in the heart of Barrhaven at a competitive price. The home we purchased came to our attention on very short notice. Dave was able to get us in to view the home we wanted on Super Bowl Sunday. The sellers accepted our offer on Valentine's Day. We also used Dave and his team to sell our home. The list price he recommended proved to be accurate. Dave provided guidance that assisted us in staging our home. The feed back we received after each viewing and the open house was also very helpful. We were able to sell our home for a price that other similar homes had sold for in the area. Dave and his Solid Rock Realty team were key to connecting us with right buyers. We would definitely use Dave and Solid Rock Life Real Estate group again.
Jasmine Sharon Luke
We are so glad we reached out to the LIFE real estate group for our buying needs. As first-time home buyers, we not only needed a realtor to help us find a home but we needed someone who understands our circumstances, finances, and requirements well. We were confident during our first-time introduction to work with Matt Gannon. He is passionate to help first-time home buyers and is a great real-estate expert. He made sure that he understood our requirements and guided us in our approach too. He was always available to answer all our questions, we never had to wait for a response. He is very prompt, detailed, and responsive. We were able to educate ourselves with his guidance and explanations on real estate-related matters. He is very informative and knowledgeable. Even in such a competitive market where it is hard for a first-time buyer like us to succeed, Matt never gave up and always encouraged us. There was a time when we were feeling stuck and that’s when Matt came up with some creative ideas for us to try. Today when we have actually succeeded in buying our first home, we thank Matt for all his hard work and guidance that enabled us to make informed choices. Matt is an awesome person and we’re good friends. We highly recommend Matt Gannon and LIFE real estate group.
Sarah Moore is fantastic! Myself and a team of health care providers recently needed to support a client and their family in securing an accessible rental property on an urgent basis and we were so fortunate to have had Sarah involved. She was incredibly supportive and understanding of the family's needs, not to mention highly responsive and informative every step of the way. She was on top of everything and made what was a very complex situation go as smoothly as possible! Our entire team, as well as the client, were so pleased to work with her! I would highly recommend Sarah for your real estate needs!