In the event of a DND or RCMP relocation, you & your family are now being posted to a new job in a new city and every detail from good schools for the kids to daily commute to safe neighborhoods are most likely unknown. You may not have much time to begin your home search and you likely won’t have much time off work for the move itself, leaving many of the details to your partner or to friends and family.
I have been helping clients relocate to & from our beautiful city for years and understand the timeline service members are under when new posting orders are given. I know the demands and needs of both selling your home in Ottawa while beginning your home search in a different city or selling your home in a different province while starting a search in Ottawa.
As a listed supplier on the IRP list for DND & RCMP members I am here to assist you throughout the process and make this move as stress-free as possible.
Moving To Ottawa
You have received your posting orders, now what? This may be your first relocation or you may be a seasoned veteran at moving every few years. During our first contact I will ask you several questions such as: where you are being posted, which office you will be working from when you arrive, what type of home/neighborhood you are looking for, what type of school do you wish your children to attend, what important ammenities do you need to live close to, etc . I will begin our search and send you all homes that match your needs for several weeks/months leading up to your scheduled trip and we can update your search as many times as needed before your official House Hunting Trip (HHT). I will clear my schedule that week to solely focus on your search during your HHT since we are on a tight timeline. I like to front load your visit and it isn't uncommon for me show members 20+ homes on their first day to create your top 3 choices. If we don't find anything that works for you then it's back to the drawing board and we readjust our search for the next day. Should we find the perfect home we will then negotiate a great deal for you and have an inspection done by day 2 or 3. My goal is always to have members be done by day 4 so they can enjoy the sightseeing in the city! Need IRP approved inspectors? I have great ones. Need IRP approved lawyers? Got them! Wondering about good schools? I'll point you in the right direction. I have you covered from start to finish...I even drive you around town so you can sit back and enjoy the different neighborhoods while I point out important landmarks that might affect your everyday life.
Moving From Ottawa
You are unfortunately leaving our beautiful city and are now focused on your upcoming move which includes finding a home in a different city or even province. There is still the issue of selling your current home in Ottawa and in today's competitive market you can't afford for the sale to take too long. As a member on the IRP list with Brookfield Global Relocation I am familiar with the strict policies and paperwork they will need and the timeline to adhere by when selling your home. I will assist you to make sure you home sells for the best price it can, with favorable terms to you and in the least amount of time possible. Top of the line marketing, maximum exposure, home staging and constant networking is key to selling your home, let me get to work for you! Need an agent to help you find a home in the city you are transferring to? I have developed fantastic connections through the years with other hard working agents in multpile cities throughout our provinces, let me put you in touch with them!
Recent DND & RCMP Reviews Of Marc
"My wife and I moved to Ottawa from Winnipeg MB , I am in the military, so we had a tight deadline of 1 week to purchase a new home in a City we did not know. A friend of mine recommended Marc, from the start he understood our time deadline and that we wanted to see as many homes in our price range within a short space of time. Marc organized our home visits in a logical manner so that we were not bouncing all around the City. He was also very frank with us regarding the houses resale value, knowing that I would more than likely sale the new home in the next three years when the military posted me to my next location. When we found the right home, Marc remained in touch and arranged for some upgrades to be done at our new home while we were packing our old house up. Marc actually paid some contractors out of his own pocket while we were driving across Canada to complete the Reno's. I found Marc to be an extremely knowledgeable real estate agent who was more concerned about the well-being of my family than making a large commission. Marc knew that we were going to throw away the washer and dryer in the new home, he contacted me to explain that a first time home buyer with a new baby had just purchased a home when their dryer broke down, he asked me if I would sale my dryer to this young couple. We gave them the dryer, having been in the same predicament when we were young. Again this shows how Marc goes above and beyond the call of duty to help his clients. We will definitely recommend Marc to anyone buying or selling a home and we will have him list our home when it’s time to move again. Thanks Marc!"
Shane & Joann
"Marc was friendly, informative, super fast with his responses, didnt clutter me with homes that werent my style, helped me find a home i LOVE and remained professional and ethical throughout the entire bidding process. Excellent realtor and a former CFL (Go Riders!) player so clearly he's a winner."
“We were immediately at ease with Marc. He had challenges dealing with the two of us from two different cities as we were preparing to come on our house hunting trip, including last minute changes to areas of the city in which we were looking. He handled them all with grace and humour, and helped reduce our concerns.
Once we arrived in Ottawa, we were immediately comfortable with Marc. It was as if we had all known each other for years; making the entire process smoother and more fun. He understood what we were looking for, and where in the city would best fit. He showed us homes that made sense for our budget and lifestyle, and we were able to quickly narrow down our choices. Once we made an offer, he fought hard on our behalf to get us the best deal and we couldn’t be happier with our home.
I feel like we gained a great home and a new friend.”
"We are incredibly grateful for the positive home-buying experience we had with Marc Parenteau. Marc took time to get to know our taste and patiently took us to many viewings. He never pressured us into buying and he was always very honest about the homes we saw. Marc's real estate knowledge, his professionalism and his genuine personality were obvious from our first encounter. He quickly responded to any questions or concerns that we had with almost immediate replies. Being a military family, we often move and have had numerous experiences with realtors across the country. I can honestly say that our experience with Marc was the most seamless and pleasant one we've had! The best part of all was getting to wear his two grey cup rings after signing our purchase agreement, not to mention getting to see his badass grey cup touchdown:). Thank you Marc for the time you took to help us find our dream home, we couldn't be happier!"
“Marc Parenteau is an excellent Real Estate Agent and I would highly recommend him to anyone. My experience with Marc was nothing but positive. He made the entire process of buying a house easy and stress free from start to finish. I found him to be very professional, respectful, knowledgeable and had total confidence in his abilities. In the end he helped me to find the perfect home here in Ottawa and when the time comes, I will be turning to him to be my real estate agent”
“If you are looking for someone that is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and the Ottawa area, Marc is your man. We were settling for nothing but the perfect move in ready home in an area we loved and Marc found it!”
“As a government employee on a house hunting trip from another province, we had 5 days to buy a house. Leading up to our trip, each week, Marc sent us listings that matched our preferences. When the time came, he took our list and made all the arrangements. Marc was extremely accommodating and a wealth of knowledge. He dedicated the week to us as he understood our time limits. He guided us through the offer, inspection and finalizing the deal in just 4 days.
Marc was there at closing and helped correct some issues with the seller. Once we had moved in, he dropped by with a card and house warming gift. We will enlist Marc to sell our house when it is time to move again. We highly recommend Marc to be your realtor.”
Michael and Sara
“Our experience working with Marc was very positive. From the very beginning, Marc was an excellent communicator and was very attentive to our wants and needs. We made full use of his web based listing previews since we were moving from out of province and it allowed us to have a focused, efficient and successful trip to purchase when ready. Marc was extremely open, friendly, and accommodating when we arrived on site. He was very attentive while we viewed various homes and helped further tailor our searches based on our feedback after each viewing resulting in no time wasted. Marc was an excellent advocate on our behalf and we intend to work with him again on our next move.”
Joel & Melanie
“Marc was the most patient and professional realtor that we have ever had the opportunity to work with. He was honest and fair. Even after the very quick sale of our home, Marc continued to support us with our move and transition to our new city. I would not hesitate to recommend Marc as a realtor in the Ottawa area. We would definitely use his services again.”
M & J Greene