Team Hamre at RE/MAX Affiliates in Ottawa

Why use the Hamre Team and RE/MAX?

When you choose a RE/MAX Sales Associate to sell your home or help you purchase a new home, you'll experience a high level of service.

First, RE/MAX Associates are The Hometown Experts With a World of Experience®. Across the globe, they make their living in the same communities in which they live. They're the people next door, or just down the block.

Consummate professionals, RE/MAX Associates on average lead agents of competing brands in advanced real estate education and production. That's why they're known as "The Real Estate Leaders®" and why no one in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

Customer Satisfaction

The proof of quality service is in repeat customers and in customers who refer RE/MAX Associates to their friends. Many RE/MAX Sales Associates derive a high percentage of their business from repeats and referrals.

Education

RE/MAX Associates lead agents of competing brands in professional designations, which denote specialized training and education. They dominate the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Leadership Training Graduate (LTG) ranks.

Miracle Home®

Why list your home with a RE/MAX Associate? Your home may be designated as a Miracle Home®. If it is, your RE/MAX Sales Associate will make a contribution on behalf of the listing and/or sale to the local hospital affiliated with Children's Miracle Network. The funds raised in your community remain in the area to benefit local children.

For All You're Worth®

On average, RE/MAX Associates sell more real estate than other agents. They are better-qualified to set the right price for the homes they list, better-equipped to market those homes, and likely to find a buyer in a shorter period of time. That experience and education also means they are better-qualified to find the right home for any buyer.

Competitive Advantage

The real estate network that has the most competitive advantages to offer both home buyers and sellers will be an industry leader, and RE/MAX is that network. No one in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

When you look for the highest-quality real estate service, look to a RE/MAX Associate. RE/MAX Associates are "The Real Estate Leaders®".

Advertising

On average, a RE/MAX Associate spends about $10,000 each year on personal promotion and on individual and group advertising. Personal advertising plus national television advertising and Internet exposure generates the highest number of prospects in the industry.

Network Size

The revolutionary RE/MAX Concept of enabling real estate professionals to maximize their business potential has evolved into an organization of more than 120,000 Sales Associates in more than 6,600 offices.

The RE/MAX Balloon Logo

The red, white and blue RE/MAX Balloon, with its "Above the Crowd®" slogan, is one of the most recognizable business logos in the world. With more than 90 RE/MAX Hot Air Balloons around the globe, RE/MAX has the world's largest commercial balloon fleet.

The Sign That Brings You Home®

The famous red-over-white-over-blue RE/MAX yard sign and your RE/MAX agent lead you to properties in areas in which you'll want to live and work. If you want to sell your property, the RE/MAX yard sign attracts buyers.

An Industry Leader

RE/MAX was the first real estate network to be involved in more than 1 million transaction sides in a single year. Each transaction or sale consists of two sides, the listing side and the selling side.

Global Expansion

With offices in more than 60 countries worldwide, RE/MAX is one of the fastest-growing real estate franchise networks on the planet.

Main Street. Not Wall Street.®

Being locally owned and operated, RE/MAX offices are staffed with professionals who live in the area they work in. Thus, committed to their local community, they have a deep personal interest in the customers they serve.

Home of the Best Agents®

In a business environment of mergers and acquisitions, RE/MAX is the only major real estate network still owned and directed by its founders. The excellence of RE/MAX Broker/Owners and Sales Associates has led to an ever-increasing number of accolades from the business community at large. In January 2006, "Entrepreneur" magazine ranked RE/MAX among the top 10 franchises in its annual Franchise 500 survey. It also named RE/MAX "Best of the Best" for real estate services; No. 9 overall in "America's Top Global Franchises" and No. 11 among "Fastest-Growing Franchises." Additionally, Inman News awarded RE/MAX a 2006 Innovator Award for "Most Innovative Brokerage/Franchise/Realtor."

More Than 33 Years "Above the Crowd®"

RE/MAX - now an established industry leader - celebrated its 33rd anniversary in 2006 and looks ahead to even greater real estate achievement in the years ahead.

Ottawa Real Estate Agents

The Hamre Real Estate Team includes real estate agents who know and have experience in the Ottawa real estate market well. Here is a little more information about our Ottawa real estate agents.


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Greg Hamre

Greg prides himself with his extensive knowledge of the local real estate market, ongoing market trends and the hot-selling features of a home. His innovative marketing expertise and common sense adds value to the Hamre Team's approach to providing the proper advertising and media exposure.

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Steve Hamre

Attention to detail, integrity and customer focus are all important to Steve. His background in High Tech sales attributes to his understanding of the latest technology advances needed to maintain a competitive edge. His knowledge of the Ottawa community assures you the highest standards of professional service. Steve was raised in Ottawa, in an accomplished real estate family environment.

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Karen MacDonald

Karen’s 25 years of experience in Real Estate provide great value to the Hamre Real Estate Team. Her knowledge, expertise, and care for clients ensure that clients are guided through every real estate experience with confidence and competency.

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Russell Morrison

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills, and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as an Ottawa real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.

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Chelsea Hamre

Raised in a Real Estate Family, Chelsea has been immersed in the culture of putting the needs of her clients first. Her enthusiasm, energy, proficiency in French and previous customer experience are great assets to the Hamre Real Estate Team. After completing her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Ottawa, she decided to pursue her passion for inspiring dreams of others in the real estate business.

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Shirley Hamre

Shirley Hamre entered the industry in 1980 and built her personal brand on the strength of her reputation and a network of community contacts she’d developed through many years of volunteer work with her church. She joined RE/MAX in 1991 and became one of the top agents in Ottawa and the country.

“She loves dealing with people. She loves making sure that people find the right home, the right lifestyle and the right neighborhood setting. She really cares.” Greg says.

Reader’s Digest names RE/MAX ‘Most Trusted Residential Real Estate Brand in Canada’ 

Dedication, skill, and professionalism earned RE/MAX realtors the designation of “Most Trusted Residential REALTOR in Canada” by Reader’s Digest magazine. Reader’s Digest will unveil its “Most Trusted Brands” list in its May 2010 issue and the Hamre Team at RE/MAX Affiliates in Ottawa is honoured to be a part of this award-winning company. The magazine commissioned independent third party Harris/Decima to conduct 1,500 online surveys among a random sample of its panel members from October 2 – 15, 2009.

“The results of the survey are proof positive that our sales associates are the best in the business,”says Michael Polzler, Executive Vice President, RE/MAX Ontario‐Atlantic Canada. “We’ve built a solid reputation based on consistent results. RE/MAX associates sell one in every three homes in Canada and carry more professional designations than any other realtor in Canada. We’re specialists in all niches from residential, recreational, and luxury homes. Our focus has always been service excellence, which includes a serious emphasis on professional development and education. The status quo may work for some, but after almost 40 years in the business, we’re not content to rest on our laurels. “

Reader’s Digest looked at 28 different product categories ‐‐ ranging from cereal to residential real estate – and allowed consumers to select the brands that they trusted the most. RE/MAX joins leading brands such as RBC Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust, Air Canada, and Blackberry. “Our commitment to the communities in which we live and work also runs deep,” says Polzler. “I think that’s something that has always set RE/MAX apart. We’ve been involved in charitable giving long before the terms ‘corporate philanthropy’ and ‘cause marketing’ were common. RE/MAX realtors participate in countless vital programs and causes each year that help the most vulnerable members of our society and strengthen the foundation of neigbhourhoods from coast to coast. Their enthusiasm, spirit, and dedication to others never fails to inspire.”

Charitable giving is woven into the fabric of the RE/MAX organization. The company and its sales force has demonstrated a strong desire to give back, exceptionally active in both corporate and local charities. Close to $40 million has been raised in support of Children’s Miracle Network since 1992 – which funds research and development, outreach programs and upgrades to equipment and facilities at children’s hospitals and foundations across the country. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is also a cause close to the hearts of RE/MAX associates—one that RE/MAX continues to support through its popular Sold on a Cure Program and the annual Yard Sale for the Cure.

RE/MAX is Canada’s leading real estate organization with over 17,500 sales associates situated throughout its more than 680 independently‐owned and operated offices across the country. The RE/MAX franchise network, now in its 37th year, is a global real estate system operating in 80 countries. Over 6,450 independently‐owned offices engage over 92,000 member sales associates who lead the industry in professional designations, experience, and production while providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral, and asset management. For more information, visit www.remax.ca.

HAMRE TEAM & RE/MAX -Advantage

We help connect Listings-to-Buyers fast – The HAMRE TEAM delivers mass and focused exposure on multiple web sites and has the strength of the RE/MAX network. RE/MAX is the #1 Brand search on the web. RE/MAX dominates organic searches in Canada including Google, YouTube and more. 

RE/MAX have the most productive agents in Canada – RE/MAX agents are 3x more productive than the average agents. For the HAMRE TEAM real estate is not a hobby. We are ranked in the Top 20 RE/MAX agents in Ontario, Top 50 RE/MAX agents in Canada and the Top 100 RE/MAX agents World Wide.

Advertising attracts more Buyers – The HAMRE TEAM’S knowledge of marketing, presentation, and experience in technology means you get qualified exposure and high-end results. RE /MAX dominates all major media in Canada. The strength of the brands and the level of expertise make for a wonderful experience.

#1 Voice of real estate – RE/MAX is the most quoted source on the real estate market. This assists the HAMRE TEAM’S strength in relocation in and out of the Ottawa communities. We are registered with a number of relocation companies including RE/MAX and Brookfield relocation. We do Military, RCMP, Government and Corporate relocations. It is a large percentage of our business.

Experience counts – “Results define us”. With over 30 years of selling real estate in the Ottawa area, the HAMRE TEAM is a family-based team with honour, trust and know-how. Year after year we rank in the top 1% of RE/MAX agents across Canada. We know the current inventory, we know the market conditions and we can strategically position our clients to win. We are focused on leading which offers our clients the competitive advantage you need. 

Practice makes you a Pro – RE/MAX agents sell 1 in 3 properties in Canada and are involved in 1/3 of all transactions. The HAMRE TEAM negotiates an offer a little more than everyday and a half. They have the feel, the techniques, and the expertise. Negotiate with a “Pro” on your side. 

Knowing you’re in good hands – Having the peace of mind to know that the HAMRE TEAM is on the job. We are easy to reach via phone, email or internet. We are ahead of the competition in networking, internet presence, and social media exposure. If you are interested in one of our listings, we want to show it to you. Speed matters in the real estate environment. Have the advantage of experience represent you.

Latest RE/MAX Awards

The World Wide RE/MAX Rankings are in for the full year of 2010. The Hamre Team ranks as “elite” real estate agents again and have for the past 35+ years.

RE/MAX Canada - The Hamre Team - Awards for the Year 2019

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Top 100 RE/MAX Teams in Canada

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The Hamre Team continues to raise the bar in sales performance year-after-year by leading the way with new innovative marketing techniques, in the ever-changing business of Real Estate. View their web site at www.WeKnowOttawa.com to see for yourselves. 

Choosing the right real estate agent makes a difference when it comes to negotiating the purchase and/or sales of one of the most important investments of your lifetime. Deal with the Pro’s.

We would like to thank all of our wonderful clients for another exciting year. It has been a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Thank you. We appreciate it.

 

Seller’s market conditions expected, prices to rise 6%

RE/MAX is forecasting conditions favouring sellers for the Ottawa housing market in 2020. The average residential sale price is expected to rise by six percent, thanks to existing market momentum, despite the region experiencing greater market stability in the past. Low inventory and a strong buyer pool should put upward pressure on prices going into 2020.

Demand for properties will be driven by move-up, first-time and move-over homebuyers, with Kanata and Orleans being the neighbourhoods to watch in 2020, particularly due to the fact that the LRT is expected to eventually expand to those regions.

Ottawa is currently experiencing a seller’s market due to its low inventory. While the city is generally affordable, higher prices and low inventory is putting pressure on the market, affecting first-time homebuyers. The up-and-running LRT has resulted in surrounding development, particularly high-rise condominiums. Condominiums and townhomes tend to see the most activity in the region, due to their relative affordability compared to other property types.

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