Hamre Real Estate Team - Agent Reviews
At the Hamre Real Estate Team, our goal is to help our client make the right moves for them in the Ottawa real estate market. Here are some of the experiences that our clients have had with us in their own words.
We contracted with Greg Hamre on two separate sales and in both cases he delivered as advertised. The sales and purchases were smooth and incident free. Very happy with the care and attention we were given.
Shane and Rosa - Sold two homes and Purchased their Dream Home.
Greg Hamre was wonderful to deal with in the purchase of my first home. Greg was very attentive to what I was hoping to get, and went above and beyond to find me a wonderful home in the neighbourhood I absolutely love. I appreciated his guidance, expertise and knowledge that he shared every step of the way. I couldn't be happier with the experience of purchasing my new home. Thanks, Greg!
Jennifer McCabe - Purchased with the Hamre Real Estate Team
Working with Greg Hamre has been a charm. Here is an agent that truly works with his clients to fully understand their needs before viewing houses and then adjusts himself to further refine home viewings during the first few visits. A true professional where client satisfaction is number one on his priority list, Greg Hamre goes well beyond showing used homes and will, if required, show new homes in newly developed areas to ensure nothing has been left out as a potential option during a House Hunting Trip. The Services you receive with Greg Hamre are outstanding and proceed well after the purchase agreement. Our Experience with Greg Hamre and the Hamre Real Estate Team is such that we would highly recommend him and his team to others who want a pleasant house hunting trip experience with reduced stress levels. Thank you Greg
Steeve and Darlene - Relocated into Ottawa with the Hamre Real Estate Team
Greg Hamre of the Hamre Remax Team is a superb real estate agent. This is the second time we have bought a home with Greg, and the first time we have gone through the selling process. Greg listened to and advised us on our 'must-have' list, and was ready and willing to show us numerous properties that met our projected needs. His extensive knowledge of the Orleans area helped guide us to appropriate neighbourhoods and builders. In the end, his diligent work found us a home that absolutely fit our requirements list.
Selling our home through Greg was as stress-free as such an endeavor could be. He made himself available on numerous occasions to walk through our home and provide advice on renovation ideas that would see the greatest return for our investment. He shared his network of contacts with us, allowing us to complete multiple renovations in a short time span. Most importantly, when it came time to list our property Greg came over with five years’ worth of comparables, and we used this to guide us in pricing our home. This approach proved to be successful as we were able to close on the sale almost immediately after listing.
We would absolutely and without hesitation recommend Greg and the Hamre team to anyone looking for a real estate agent in Ottawa.
Joe and Lauren - Buying and Selling with the Hamre Real Estate Team
Greg thank you so much for your support and patience in helping us find our new home and selling our home for a price that we were thrilled with. Your level of customer service has been top notch - your experience and knowledge were invaluable.
Duane and Kristen - Buying and Selling with the Hamre Real Estate Team
Due to a personal health situation, my wife and I needed to sell our home and thanks to Greg and Team Hamre, we accomplished this in a short period of time.Throughout the process Greg understood, and was compassionate about our situation. His guidance and recommendations, along with the assistance of a great stager, made our selling experience one with minimal stress. The communication channels were wide open and we were kept up to date throughout the whole process.We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Greg and we HIGHLY recommend others to first consider Team Hamre if you need to buy or sell.
Gord and Sherry Chestnut, Osgoode ON - Listed with the Hamre Real Estate Team
We just sold our fourth home through Greg and his team. We keep going back to Greg because we appreciate his advice, all the services and exposure he provides, and the fast turnaround on the sales. With our most recent sale, Greg took the time to meet with us a few times in the months leading up and was helpful in identifying what we should focus on to get the house show-ready. It worked and we had many visits in a short time and an offer within ten days on the market! He also included the services of a stager this time and she made such a difference to the flow of rooms. The photos and video they produce to market the house are high quality and promote the best features giving it great exposure. Selling a house can be a stressful experience but Greg and team make it less so by all of their support and helpful services.
We highly recommend the Hamre team to family and friends.
-Christine Racicot and Patrick Archambault-Sold with the Hamre Real Estate Team
Without your help we would not have been able to find such a beautiful home that fit our wish list of requirements. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to show us different houses and giving us your honest, knowledgeable and experienced opinions. We are so excited about our new home! Thank you again for helping us achieve our dreams.
Monica & Stephane D. - Second generation Clients. Exceeding Buyers expectations.
Thanks to Greg Hamre and his team on a fantastic job selling our home, and in record time! From his always professional services, to his talented stager, to his incredible photographer, to his efficient and friendly office staff, we wouldn't hesitate referring them to anyone looking to sell their home!
Laurie Poulin - Sold with the Hamre Real Estate Team
Greg Hamre and his remax team are amazing!!!! Right from our very first meeting he was straightforward and honest about what I needed to do to sell my house. He was there to guide me through the process every step of the way. He was very respectful, professional and incredibly compassionate. He is extremely dedicated to helping you achieve maximum results on the sale of your home. He didn't hesitate to go the extra mile to get what needed to be done.
He was excellent at providing continual feedback and updates which was greatly appreciated.
He asked me to leave the worry and stress to him. I did exactly that and couldn't be happier with the way he handled the process. He made the entire experience more enjoyable.
Thanks for everything Greg!
Melissa Krulick - Sold with the Hamre Real Estate Team
It's officially sold !!!!! Thanks to all the hard work of Steve Hamre and his team , we sold our house quickly and they found us our dream home in Greely !!! We are more than satisfied with the service we received from Steve and his team .. we highly recommended him if you are in the market for buying or selling a home !!! — feeling thankful.
Darrin and Christine - Purchased and Sold with the Hamre Real Estate Team
Thanks Greg Again, I can't say enough about you and your team... your knowledge, expertise and professionalism has validated why I placed my trust in you!!!
D & S Gallant - Purchased and Sold with the Hamre Real Estate Team
We are very sincere in saying that you must have written the book on impeccable customer service. This is one of your strongest points and why we chose you this time and will again for our next move. We greatly appreciate your honesty, integrity, devotion to your clients and vast knowledge about real estate and the market. We realize how unique this combination is.
Nancy and Marc Van Scherrenburg - Repeat Clients - Bought in Fallingbrook
We recently sold our house with Greg and the Hamre Team. This was our second time working with them in the past 4 years. Both experiences were enjoyable and hassle free. This is a spectacular Team who are prompt, professional and courteous. Through working with Greg and the exceptional staging, our house sold in a few days...with both us and the Purchaser pleased with the transaction. We have and will continue to recommend the Hamre Team to anyone needing to sell or purchase a home in the Ottawa area.
Hugo and Denise Laplante - Listing Sold In Chapel Hill
A huge thank you to Steve Hamre and the Hamre Real Estate Team for making our home selling experience remarkably easy. The professionalism and resourcefulness demonstrated by Steve provided us with an immediate sense of confidence that was unmet by any other sales team we'd previously considered. Our home sold in three days for higher than our listed price! When it comes to realty, it pays to know a ninja in a blazer (in Steve's case, it's usually a suit!)
C and J Watson - Listing Sold in Avalon
Simply greatful for people like you. You made the selling of our home a seamless and efficient process. We truly appreciated the dedication and top-notch professionalism put forth by the Hamre Real Estate Team. Many thanks and keep up the excellent work.
The Adamaley Family - Sold in Kanata and relocated to Southern Ontario
Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas wreath. It kicked off the season on a high note – just as you started our life in Orleans. We are so happy in our home. It is nestled in the sweetest little neighbourhood, friendly neighbours and wonderful places to walk with Tristan. We hope we get the opportunity to stay here awhile and enjoy the community. Thanks so much for your passion and dedication to our house hunting. You really listened and helped us sort out where our family wanted and needed to live. Because of you, we found a home – not just a house! And thanks again for sharing your “rolodex” with us – Sean Cassidy & Denis Bourcier were very professional.
The Carlo's Family - Relocated into Ottawa with the Hamre Real Estate Team
When my Sister called me to express interest in a house on our old street. She then asked for advice on how to proceed as a next step and I told her to get a realtor. She asked me who and the Hamre Team immediately came to mind. Having gotten to know you over the years and seeing how professional you are, I felt very confident in referring her to you knowing she'd get great service. Greg, you your Team came through on both the purchase of her new place and the selling of her old one, what a feat! Thanks for serving her so well and rest assured I will refer others your way in the future should the opportunity arise.
D & N Vinette - Referred a family member to Purchase their next Dream Home
Just wanted to send you a quick thank you for selling our house. We don't think it would of went so fast without your tenacity to get it sold. We thank you for advising us to list it at the right price and therefore bringing us two potential buyers. With our busy work schedules it was nice to have a professional we had confidence in which released most of our stresses in the process. Your extra help in getting the conditions all met was greatly appreciated as well.
Joanne and Allan - Purchased, Listed and Sold with the Hamre Real Estate Team
I just wanted to be in touch and say thanks for everything you do for the people you encounter. I still enjoy receiving the information and opportunities you send our way in the mail. I was just looking at the Home and Garden show passes you sent us, went on your site to look at some of your listings. I enjoyed checking some of the videos. Thank you
D. St-Arnaud - Past Client
My wife and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Hamre Team for finding us our dream home. We engaged Steve Hamre early in 2011 to find our family a home on a quiet street for our two children to play without worries, a good size lot, ravine if possible and with 4 bedrooms. We are happy to say that they found us everything we looking for and well within our budget. We were very pleased with the professionalism and attention to detail from both Steve Hamre and Shirley Hamre. As this was such a positive experience, I have recommended the Hamre Team to many of my friends and they have all been very successful in finding the right home for their families. Both Julie and I would like to personally thank Steve and Shirley for their hard work and dedication to our family and enabling us to find our dream home. Thank you Hamre team!!!
Mark and Julie - Found their dream home with the Hamre Team
We were very fortunate to have found our dream home with such ease, in no small part due to the efforts of Steve and his staff... Moving into the Springridge community has truly been a wonderful experience for our entire family, and it became quickly evident why this area is so sought after! Thanks again to the entire Hamre team!
Dr. and Mrs. M
Thank You to the Hamre Team for going above and beyond in helping my family find a new home. Steve was involved more than is normal in all of the little things, (from financing, inspecting the home, sharing your wisdom etc). I am pleased that I recommended your team to help out my neice & nephew and knew from my own personal experience that the Hamre's would make sure they were taken care of. Look forward to dealing with the Hamre Team in the future and will continue to recommend your team.
Stacey M - Past Referral Client
After a frustrating experience with another real estate company, Greg quickly understood our relocation circumstances and needs. He was able to find just what we needed and understood our comfort requirements. Being totally new to the area, it was helpful to have a reliable source of good contacts for legal and renovations purposes. Sean Cassidy installed a 3 season sunroom on the back. We are really excited about our new home and the community. Thanks to the Hamre Team at RE/MAX. You work well together. We feel very comfortable in recommend you to our friends and family.
H & R McMillan – Relocation from Southern Ontario
Typically I have not enjoyed the realtor experience, but I have to say dealing with Greg and the Hamre Team was a pleasant surprise. You came highly recommended and I felt you delivered on your word. The house sold quickly and for more money that I was counting on. I will keep you in mind if anything else ever comes up in Ottawa.
S. Hohnke Calgary Alberta – SOLD listing in Stittesville - Referral from Realtor in Calgary
Thanks so much. My mother and I are very pleased that this offer has turned into a successful sale. I appreciate all the work that went into this process both the back office support and of course Greg’s time and energy to make this all work out.
Cynthia B. - SOLD in Crystal Beach - Referral from Realtor in San Francisco, California
I found the entire Hamre Team to be compassionate and they listened to my concerns. Greg was very challenging and made sure my house was given the top priority in showing it as much as possible. He showed dedication, is driven to work and he loves his job. Was a pleasure working with Greg and the Hamre Team. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend them!
Pauline L – Listed and SOLD in Stittsville now moving on to North Bay - Referral from Realtor in Noth Bay
We met a lot of real estate agents in the search for our next home. When we met Greg Hamre both my husband and I felt a relaxed level of comfort and assurance that we had found the agent that we wanted to work with. The Hamre Team’s approach was different, more professional and they listened to us. It was simply about us and our lifestyle need. These guys get it. They reacted quickly to our every request and followed through with every detail. Thank you so much for everything the Hamre team has done for us. It was a pleasure working with you. A special thanks to Karen as well. We will certainly recommend Greg and the Hamre team to our friends and colleges.
Michele & Dave – Moving up to bigger and better in Orleans
Many thanks to Karen and the entire Hamre Team for your support in this endeavour and also to Greg for his outstanding performance again. You’re listing advice and vision of the market really helped us out. We sold in a week and above the asking price. The Hamre Team definitely impressing us a lot! It has been an amazing experience again for us.
Julie and Dan – Repeat Clients -Purchases in 2004 – Listed and SOLD in 2011
"We were fortunate to deal with the founder of the Hamre Team -Shirley Hamre- in 1987 when we relocated to Ottawa from Winnipeg. After raising a family and an enjoyable twenty four years living in Convent Glen, we decided to simply our lifestyle. Sue and I knew who to contact when we decided to downsize and relocate-the Hamre Team. Throughout the listing period Greg Hamre displayed professionalism, energy and passion. His ability to utilize innovative marketing techniques which aided in promoting our property to a vaste interactive community. We will not hestitate to recommend the Hamre Team to individuals in Southwestern Ontario who look to move to the National Capital. In conclusion, our sincere appreciation and thanks to Greg Hamre and the Hamre Team (including the Founder!) for making this emotional and stressful time a rewarding experience! The loop has come full cirlcle and is now closed.
S and C Forsythe - PURCHASED in 1987 and SOLD in 2011 - Relocated to Tecumseh, Ontario
Greg is a fantastic listener. He knew the situation of the sale and was on my side. I never felt “rushed” or “pressured” to make a decision on the spot. I would highly recommend the Hamre Team a 1000% to anyone buying or selling! Everything went smoothly and in a professional and friendly way. Thanks to Karen too, our client care representative – She was of great support and communicated very well with our every request.
D & A Ellis - SOLD - Family Estate Sale - Alta Vista
After four years, we want you to know that we are still so pleased with our home and are glad that you helped us secure it. Thank you so much for the Home Show tickets! We went on Friday and spent ~3 hours there (much to Ian’s surprise). It was our first time at the show and we picked up lots of info for some landscaping we are considering.
B.Cameron and I. Macdonald - Relocation from Vancouver to Nepean - Referral from Vancouver Realtor
Thank you Greg and the Hamre Team. We appreciated your efforts and knowledge of the area. Your knowledge of real estate, Ottawa and contacts (broker, inspector and potential trades people) makes your business a "one stop shop" and a valuable asset to us and in the field. You're also very personable and customer oriented which makes you easy to work with and ensured we bought the house that was right for our family. Thank you so much! We will be sure to refer you to our friends, family and colleagues in the future.
Alice and Bruce – Relocation from Oakville to Kanata - Referral from Oakville Realtor
Just a few words Greg to let you know that dealing with you and your team was a real pleasure. It's not often you meet a realtor who has his client's best interest at heart. From the moment you walked in - to the moment the sale was finalized your professionalism was flawless! We greatly appreciate the role you played in selling our property on its first day of showings! Awesome! We are proud to have your SOLD sign on our property and hope many more listings will come your way because of it. Thanks a million!
C & F Allard – SOLD their beautiful home in Riverwalk
Thanks Greg and the Hamre Team for being so patient with us...great work, we had total confidence in you for finding the perfect home for us...Our dogs will enjoy this immensely & of course us !!!
Larry and Sabrina - SOLD and just PURCHASED the perfect home for thier exciting life style.
It is incredible what a few changes and a bit of tweaking can do to a room and more importantly our home......With the non related disaster we lived through last summer, my husband and I just wanted to sell our home with the snap of a finger.....but now after listening to your marketing approach and with the assistance of your Accredited Home Staging Team, we understand the big picture and see a huge difference of opportunity. We are now excited and proud to be showing our home. Your Team was quick to start the process and within a few non stressful days our home has taken a new shape at no extra cost to us. Staging the home really has made a difference! Thank you so much for "opening" our eyes.
R and G Normaoyle – Listed, Marketed and Staged by the Hamre Teams Accredited Home Stagers - SOLD
I have met a number of sales people throughout my career but I have to say Greg and the Hamre Team are the MOST client-focused sales people that I have ever met, a pleasure to work with.
B and J McLean - PURCHASED and SOLD with the Hamre Team
Thank you Steve for all your help with buying and selling our house. You have made this process easy and stress free, you reassured us with your knowledge and constant availability. We will definitely use your services in the future and recommend you to people we know.
L and P Archambaul - SOLD and PURCHASED the next home of thier dreams - Repeat Clients
Selling one's home has great emotional, as well as, financial significance. I chose Greg Hamre as my agent because of his passion for his profession, his deep knowledge of the market, his innovative use of the internet and video, and most of all because he would be personally involved. It was a very smart decision on my part. Greg and his team provided me truly excellent service.
P. Fenton - SOLD in Chapel Hill - Relocation to Montreal
Steve was very helpful, knowledgable and patient, I was beyond nervous about buying a house. In the end Steve put things into prespective for me and made me feel less anxious. Thanks so much.
I just wanted to say thank you for both the 67’s tickets and the Christmas wreath. The wreath was especially appreciated. You probably do not remember but when I moved in here Dec 2004, you had put a wreath like that on my kitchen counter so when I arrived it was there waiting for me. It was a very difficult time for me and Nathan my son and that wreath just said welcome when I needed it. I refer all my Friends and Family to the Hamre Team.
S. Shank - SOLD and PURCHASED in Spring Ridge - Repeat Client
Passionate & Understanding....thank you for everything. The Hamre Team made our hectic & stressful experience a great one. No pressure - pleasan and courteous at all times. Never met a real estate agent so curtious and efficient. We got the price we wanted and Greg was there at all times when we called him. I have recommended the Hamre Team to several people.
S and J Thompson - Listed and SOLD in Down Town Ottawa
Very efficient and professional. We loved the taped clip on the property as part of the HAMRE website. The team was very professional for all administrative matters, showings and final sale paperwork. The Hamre team made our house selling a wonderful experience.
M. Villeneuve - PURCHASED and SOLD in Avalon
The Hamre Team was terrific, very knowledgable, professional and so friendly. They offered all kinds of professional advice. They went beyond, working late into the evening to make sure we acquired the property. They exceeded our expections. We love our new home. Thanks so much.
N & H Finlay - PURCHASED a wonderful home that backs onto a ravine.
Greg Hamre and the Entire Hamre Team handled the Sale of our home with the utmost professionalism. The Hamre Team is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend them to others Buying and Selling as well as relocating to the Ottawa Area.
S & J.P Bernais - LISTED and SOLD in Spring Ridge - Past Client Referral
As Tina Turner would exclaim, "(You're) simply the best!"
ME Clark - Relocation in and out of Ottawa - PURCHASED and SOLD
As a relocate to Ottawa, I had no specific knowledge of the city. You took the time to truly understand the criteria to apply to our search for a new home and although the criteria were not easy to match, you helped us find a great home within 3 weeks of my arrival date. You provided sound and honest advice and were completely responsive to our queries. Although I undertook this relocate for a great job opportunity, the relocate for my husband was particularly stressful. We have very quickly come to love this city as it has an endless amount of fabulous activities to participate in. Our main challenge is fitting everything in from festivals to biking on the wonderful Ottawa River path to hiking trails to fine dining, etc., etc., etc.. I understand that there are amazing golf courses and we have yet to find time to get to them. We love it here and are very grateful for your support in welcoming us and finding us a wonderful home. One further thing – for relocates you provide incredible support in recommending all of the other necessary support services needed when purchasing home. The Mortgage Specialist and the Law Firm that you recommended really came through for us. Thanks so much for attending to all of the details – it made the entire experience much less intimidating.
S & J Reiber – PURCHASED a stunning home in Constance Bay - Referred by a Realtor in London
We just wanted to express to you how great it was to have you as our agent and how much of an advantage it was to have you and your team in our corner. Your knowledge of the Ottawa area and your instincts are just remarkable! You were relentless in your search to find us ‘our home’. And your keen eye and experience was instrumental in helping us avoid paying TENS of thousands more than we had to. We were equally impressed when it came time to sell our property. Your hard work and extensive network made sure that our listing was viewed by as many people as possible and generated offers within the first 24 hours! We are still blown away by the final selling price – a full 15% over any unit that has ever sold in our building! Through it all, you made sure that our needs were put above everything else. We’re so glad we had the _Team HAMRE Advantage_ on our side!
Huge & Cheryl - Moving up in Ottawa - PURCHASED and SOLD
Your expertise in the housing market is so impressive and accurate. It will be my pleasure to recommend you to my friends whenever I have a chance. Thank you very much for helping us. We appreciated all your time, energy and knowledge.
M.Cheng - Moving up in Ottawa
The Hamre Team was recommended to us from the RE/MAX realtor selling our home in Victoria, and from the outset he provided top-notch professional and motivated service. The Hamre's quickly found us a beautiful home with everything on our wish list and more. Their wealth of knowledge of Ottawa and the housing market is exceptionally helpful. In fact, their contacts with other service professionals continues to help us as we furnish our new home. You won’t be disappointed when you call the Hamre Team!
Phil & Rhonda - Relocation from Victoria, BC
John and I just wanted to send the Hamre Team a big thank you for all you did for us during the selling process of our home. As I mentioned last week, we have bought and sold about 6 homes during our married life together. Consistently they have been bad experiences, due in large part to realtors who didn't know the market, didn't understand our needs and, to be blunt, were in it for the money. We wanted to thank you for being so different than the rest of them!
Your team was professional and you know this market better than anybody we could have imagined. We constantly felt that you were in our corner, doing your best for us always. We really appreciated the fact that you always followed up with us after showings, gave us feedback and always offered encouragement. Selling a house with four small children is not easy, but you took away a lot of the anxiety and made this a very pleasant experience. If we could, we would buy and sell every house with you! Thanks again, you were incredible!
John and Nicki - Purchased and Sold with the Hamre Team - Stunning new home in Stone Bridge!
Your professionalism and expertise has made our home buying experience wonderful. You truly surpassed our expectations! We were concerned that our tight time-lines for buying would not facilitate finding a home. However, with your help we found and purchased our home with 36 hours! We will recommend you to all our friends. Thanks again!
Warren & Debbie- Relocation from Colorado Springs - Purchased a dream home in Navan
I just wanted to thank you for coming all the way to Calgary to speak at Ken Eddy’s "Mastermind Style" seminar. It was a thrill to hear someone so enthusiastic about their business. It shows that you can love what you do and do it well. I’ve come back to Edmonton excited about technology and not as scared. Thanks for sharing your great marketing ideas.
Christine C. - Realtor in Edmonton Alberta
Thanks so much for speaking at the seminar in Calgary this March. I definitely look at things differently now that I’ve heard from you and the other guys! I really enjoyed the technology aspect of your presentation and how your team drives business through your web site to your listings. Your teams exposure is awesome.
Harry M. – Realtor in Calgary, Alberta
I was at the Remax & You conference in Missisauga in February 2010 and listened to you speak on the panel. Of all the panelists from Trading Secrets, your team really stood out. I would really like to follow your lead in respect to how I practice real estate going forward. I just wanted thank you for your insight. I really enjoyed your passion for the business.
Nick M. - Realtor in Southern Ontario
We would recommend the Hamre Team to anyone looking to purchase a new home or investment property. They always go that extra mile for their clients. Their experience in the Ottawa market is second to none. They always has that great "bit" of advice to ensure you get the house you want at the right price.
Tanya and Mark - Relocation from Australia - Purchased New Style Executive home in Avalon
We'd recommend the Hamre Team very highly for your friends and family whom ever needs to buy a house or want a sell a house. They are the best out there with no doubt. A specially for Military postings, as you know we've got no time to waste.
H & A COBAN - Relocation from Victoria - Purchased a very nice home backing onto the golf coarse in Manotick
The Hamre Team explained the various tools that they would use to market our property which made us quite confident that our house would sell very quickly. A simple Google Search of our address immediately came back with many different websites with the details of our house displayed. We had a conditional sale within 72 hours of listing our house with the Hamre Team. Our Neighbour's listed their home for sale two days before us and for less money. It is still for sale.
Jason & Julie - Moving up in Ottawa - Their listing sold quickly and for top dollar.
My wife arranged to purchase 690 Mathieu Way this week and the extra information you provided about this listing through YouTube and other sources made it easier for me to participate in the decision to offer on the property from my remote perch in Nova Scotia. I love to see intelligent innovation in real estate. Creative agents like those on your team are making the whole experience of buying a house less stressful, more informative and more interesting.
Will & Rose and their dogs - Relocation from Nova Scotia - Purchased thier new home through our listing video.