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Barb Maat

It was a pleasure to list my house with Darlene. What you want in a realtor is someone who “listens” and keeps you informed every step of the way, and that is exactly what I got. Darlene showed complete professionalism in every conversation and email that transpired. I felt like I was never in the dark as she communicated quickly after each viewing. Selling a house is stressful but it sure does help with the right person behind you. Thanks Darlene – It was so hard to believe that just over a month, there was a “sold” sign on the property. WOW!!!

Blake Aucoin

Darlene’s professionalism and willingness to go that extra mile, along with her attention to detail was much appreciated in the sale of my home!! She made the whole process very easy for me and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Keep up the good work Darlene, you will always get a high recommendation from me!

John Bishop

Darlene is a terrific agent! She goes the extra mile to make things happen, I would recommend her to anyone who likes great services!

Dianne Brown

It is an awesome privilege and pleasure to be able to write a testimonial for our Real Estate Agent, Darlene McGinnis of Royal Lepage. We hired Darlene in October of 2014 to take over the listing of our home in Kanata. Darlene had come highly recommend to us by our friends who had bought and sold homes with her the previous Spring. We actually had listed with another agent with very unsatisfactory results. Darlene took over with total professionalism and genuine enthusiasm. I should mention that at this time my husband I were in Savannah GA, on a work contract and naturally pretty stressed about the whole thing. Darlene, completely put us at ease and took over the care and sale of our home as though it was her own! Our house had been empty for a few months and the first thing she did was go in and do a thourough, dusting and wipe down. She then set about adding her own touches to the “staging”; little splashes of colour, moving some furniture around to show space to it’s best advantage, adding night lights and so on. But that wasn’t all…Darlene believed that the outside lacked appropriate curb appeal and actually re-painted some of the accent features and it being the Fall, did a very inviting display, complete with pumpkins and potted mums. Now the house was ready for the very talented photographer she hired. Darlene held many, many Open Houses. She invited her colleagues and agents from other offices. She followed up every lead with personal calls and kept us informed all the time. Our home took a while to sell, but this was no fault of Darlene’s. She had several challenges, not the least of which was ‘coming to the party’ at the end of both the Spring and Fall markets. Regardless, even in the dead of winter, she persevered with Open Houses and constant visits to check on things. This Spring with a more active market to take advantage of, Darlene called us with the news that she had Multiple Offers to present to us!!! All of them visitors to her Open Houses! Thanks, Darlene! And if you are looking for the best agent in Ottawa, you’ve already found her! Dianne and David Brown Ottawa, ON Canada Please email if you have any further questions;

Andy & Marie Donoghue

I would highly recommend Darlene McGinnis to anyone requiring the services of a professional, friendly realtor in the Ottawa area. From our first meeting she was approachable and helpful, she guided us through the whole process which was invaluable as we were new to the province. From spending a whole day driving to as many properties as possible over a large area to preparing an offer late on a Sunday evening, nothing was too much trouble for her. Once we had decided on a property, she set us up with a building inspector and lawyer, both of whom we were very happy with. At every stage Darlene was just a phone call away for advise or questions. In our case the whole process of deciding on a property to moving in only took a month which suited our timetable perfectly and was pretty much stress free due to having Darlene overseeing every stage. It was a real pleasure working with Darlene and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Jeremy Coe

I had the pleasure of working with Darlene to sell my house. I can assure anyone reading this that there is no other real estate agent in Ottawa that will put in the effort that Darlene does to sell your house. She is always pleasant and available to discuss ideas, strategies, staging and any other questions/comments you may have. If you want your house sold, sign up with Darlene, she’ll get the job done!!!