What Do Recent Clients Think Of Marc?



The most recent reviews can be viewed on the independent 3rd party website Rate-My-Agent.com which I started using in 2018 for transparency, a big thank you to my sellers & buyers who offer to write about their experience with me...simply click on the Badges below to go directly to this 3rd party website and read my most recent client experiences!   

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"Marc Parenteau is a top real estate agent, he assisted us with the purchase of our first home and we were very satisfied with his services. As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions related to the process, Marc took the time to respond to all of them and he went above and beyond by providing us tips/advices to keep in mind during the whole process. Marc is very professional, knowledgeable, reliable, responsive and patient. We will definitely use Marc’s services for our next real estate transaction. Thank you so much Marc!"



"Marc assisted us with both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home. He was adept at navigating different areas, in our case rural and urban. We're grateful for his unwavering patience as he showed us many homes before finding "the one" Marc's extensive network of professionals and trades people, proved very useful to us in both sale and purchase. Working with someone who was both professional and down to earth helped make the entire process very smooth. Rest assured, you're in good hands with Marc"

Patti Sloan


"My wife and I met Marc viewing houses with friends. He was great to chat with at that time and really seems to have an understanding of what our friends wanted. A little later we asked Marc to represent us for the purchase of our home and later still the sale of the same home. Marc always listened to what we were looking for and had an unbeatable knowledge of the housing market and home ownership. While searching for our own he offered us an unbiased opinion and wasn't pushy. He clearly cared about our happiness and wasn't just trying to push a sale. I would recommend Marc to anyone, he is a great Realtor and person!"

Justin Adams


"As a former Realtor myself, I have crossed a large number of Realtors - some bad (many), some better (fewer) and some good (rare). Marc is THE BEST Realtor I have had the pleasure to work with. We moved from Toronto to Ottawa and Marc was our eyes and ears from a distance. Marc is always looking out for his clients’ best interests — not just a quick sale! Marc is knowledgeable in all aspects of a house, not just the aesthetics! Realtors are a dime a dozen! If you want the best, hire Marc Parenteau"

Nicole Poirier


"Our family has moved multiple times because my husband is in the military. And Marc is now our gold standard for an agent. He has guided us through the entire process with no hiccups- twice. He helped us purchase and sell our house in Ottawa. Marc is extremely professional and friendly- we wish we could have brought him with us to our current posting!"



"Working with Marc was awesome. We decided to start looking for a home in a very difficult time, mid pandemic, as the market was quite tricky to navigate, and we ended up seeing many houses as this was our first home and we did not know what we liked. Marc was relentlessly patient and approached every showing with an unmatched amount of support and knowledge. I will admit, whenever I thought of working realtors before beginning this process, I thought I was going to feel pressured or persuaded into making a decision, but I could not have been more wrong. Marc made my partner and I feel extremely relaxed and comfortable throughout the process and we did not stop seeing homes until we found the one we truly loved, and we have Marc to thank for that. He is a truly a professional!"



"Marc made something that seemed really intimidating (buying our forever home and selling our current home) a genuinely enjoyable experience. We appreciated his communication style, professionalism, patient, friendly disposition, and overall game plan for us throughout this process. Highly recommend!!" 

Whitney Ricard


"Marc was incredible. Professional, polite, humble, patient, kind, approachable, and understanding, everything our family needed to make our sale and purchase the easiest experience it could have been. We had such anxiety about what this market would bring, but he knew exactly what to do with our home, and not only got us the home of our dreams, but managed to get us multiple offers on our home with almost six figures above asking as our final closing one in less than a week of it being on the market. He was incredible. He's a family man with a game plan, and we couldn't recommend anyone more!"

Andrew Wesley


"This was our second time using Marc to help us find our home and we are so glad he was able to help not only find our dream house but also helped us sell our old one. He is very patient and was able to answer all our questions and help guide us through this stressful process. We love that he also points out little things that we didn't think to look at. He also provided great referrals for inspector and legal services. Marc is professional, always ready to help his clients, super responsive, and easy to work with. He goes out of his way to make things easy and make everything go and smoothly as possible. I would definitely recommend Marc to anyone looking to buy or sell a house!" 

A & T


“Marc helped us in the sale of our current home & is also representing us in the purchase of our new built, both in Stittsville area. Our situation was unique as the lead time for getting our new built was over a year. For peace of mind, we wanted to sell our existing home as soon as possible but for convenience sake give possession after moving into our new built. We found Marc after noticing his sign on two for sale properties in our area, which he sold in few days. We interviewed few agents, including Marc, & decided to seek his help as he stood out as a calm, open & honest individual with an impressive knowledge of the market. Marc is not one of those agents who will low ball your home value for a quick sale but takes time in really assessing your home condition & then recommending a fair value, even pushing the envelope. He recommended an overall approach for our unique situation & came to our home many times to advise us on preparing and staging. Despite being a seller’s market, Marc put lot of work behind the scenes into marketing and creating interest in our home. After listing, he followed-up with potential buyer’s agent after each visit to provide us with timely feedback. He stayed positive & calmly helped us in what can be a stressful time. He also encouraged us to stay on the course when we had doubts. We were extremely pleased to sell our house on our terms & close to our asking price. Marc is a true gentleman & highly reliable & we look forward to working with him on our new built now. We highly recommend him to anyone for all real estate needs. Thanks Marc!”

Fawad & Farah


“Marc is simply awesome! It’s is the best agent I have ever had and by far! He genuinely cares about me and my daughter and helped us find the perfect house for us! His knowledge, experience and expertise are greatly appreciated and reassuring when I was about to make the greatest investment of my life! He was a great source of support and guidance and a real friend, someone I could count on. He is not a greedy salesman, he is a role model of an agent, a guide and someone you can trust! I do not have enough words to express my gratitude to have met this professional and excellent agent to guide me in this process! Me and my daughter could not be happier!”

Kathy Michaud


“We had a very pleasant experience with Marc, both selling our old home and purchasing our new one. Although the market had very little inventory when we were looking, Marc helped us to find a wonderful home in which we are very happy. Marc was always accessible for info, or just reassurance when needed. We would highly recommend Marc for your real estate needs and would use him again without hesitation. Thank you Marc”

Diana Paquette


“From the time I emailed Marc looking for an agent to sell my home until it was sold Marc was exactly what you would want in an agent. He got back to me right away and made the whole process from staging and listing and showings to the day it sold really stress free. He was very knowledgeable on the important things to do to get the house ready. His motto is "Buy and sell with a game plan" and his plan certainly works. Will recommend him for sure.”

Karen and Dan


“We had the opportunity to work with Marc to purchase a house in Nepean. We are a military family who moved from Manitoba to Ottawa and it was our first time moving to Ottawa. Marc was fantastic. Initially we did most of our work via email and phone. Marc was very quick to answer our questions and send us updates. Marc was able to send us new listings based on different search parameters from the various sections of the city we were looking in. These small personal touches greatly assisted us with understanding the Ottawa market. Once we arrived in Ottawa Marc dedicated a significant amount of time to show us around and show us the houses we were interested in. He was quick to pass on updates on homes before they were available on the MLS site. He gave us honest advice when we decided to put an offer on a house again helping us to understand the market and not to overpay for a home. Marc was with us during the home inspection, offering us insights on what we should discuss with the seller upon conclusion of the inspection. He moderated a meeting with us and the seller to ensure we had all of the right information we needed to confidently lift the restrictions in place when we made our offer. During the pre-closing walk through Marc again made sure all of the small details were taken care of and nothing was looked over. Marc was great to work with, we would highly recommend him and when we move again our first call will be to him.”

Stephen Haire


“We luckily stumbled upon Marc when visiting an Open House. Upon first impression and in speaking with him, we both felt very at ease with his approach, marketing ideas etc. He knew that we weren't in a hurry to sell and/or purchase but that it was merely a thought at that time.. We agreed to have him send us listings and periodically, would ask if we wanted to update our search criteria. We did this for well over a year (showing great patience). We never felt pressure to purchase or list. We finally gave him a call and got things in motion. We went to MANY homes and could not find what we liked. We finally decided to purchase new with Mark's assistance. Than it came time to list.and Mark came to assist with staging etc. Quite happy we didn't need to go out and purchase items to show our home. He used our own furnishings. Our home went "Live" on a Wednesday, not accepting offers until Sunday at 7:00pm. The couple who bought our home came through that Friday so, in reality, Mark sold in it two days. Second highest sell in the area since 2016! Through Marc's marketing, our home was viewed over 5000 times! Got full price and our closing date. We couldn't be happier with Mark's superb work ethic, knowledge, skills and easy going approach. We would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you again Marc, we're off to our new adventure shortly!”

Joanne & Paul Bennett


“Thank goodness for Marc! Selling your family home is an incredibly huge undertaking and Marc guided us through all the steps like a pro. He is very thorough, efficient and knowledgeable. We highly recommend Marc to help you sell your home.”

Tim and Erika MacPhee


“Outstanding agent. Provided excellent advice, had superb knowledge of the area, and worked to get me the best house for the best price. Marc is honest and up front which are essential traits when entrusting someone to help you make such a large life decision. Thank you Marc!”

Jon Lee


“Marc went out of his way to ensure our home search and purchase went smoothly. He worked hard to ensure our offer was accepted and kept us informed of the progress with realistic expectations. As this was our 7th home purchase, Marc was by far the best realtor we have ever had the opportunity to work with. When we are ready to sell, Marc will be our only choice and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to make the transition a much easier experience.”

Mark Chambers


“As first time home buyers, we were nervous about starting our search and finding an agent. Very soon after meeting with Marc, we felt much more confident in the process as well as had full confidence in his expertise. He is responsive to both questions and to our feedback on the homes we started initially looking at. We ended up finding what we felt was the perfect home, and strategically putting together an offer was greatly helped by Marc's advice and honesty. He also provided great referrals for an inspector and legal advice for closing the sale. We ended up with our dream home and he just made everything easy and straightforward. I would hands down recommend Marc's services to anyone, and look forward to being able to do so!”

Jenelle Williams


“Marc was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. We were moving from a different city but he made the transition easy by providing us with great information on the different areas of the city as well as the subdivisions within them. We were looking for a quick turnaround on a sale as we had already sold our previous house; when we found properties that we wanted to view, he was consistently available to assist us. The information and guidance he provided on properties and the home buying process was exceptional. If you are looking for a reliable, knowledgeable and professional realtor, Marc Parenteau should be at the top of your list!”

Pat & Jenn Lavoie


“We started looking for condos on our own and we were getting nowhere fast. A couple of friends referred Marc to us and with him our home search improved in speed and scope. Marc was always available to answer our questions and to show us the properties we wanted. I saw a dozen, maybe more, properties with him and managed to close the deal in less than two months. It could have been faster if more condos were really pet friendly (accepting dogs over 25 lbs.), but with Marc we managed to find the perfect place for us and our pooch. Marc's help was indispensable for us and we highly recommend him to any home buyers in the Ottawa region.”

Flavia Campos


“Marc is an excellent real estate agent. He was quick with relevant advice throughout the house buying process and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy in the Ottawa area.”

Ian Armstrong


“Working with Marc on both purchasing a home and selling ours was nothing short of flawless. He is a professional through and through. Marc has gone more than above and beyond for us and we could not be more grateful for his knowledge and experience with the Ottawa market as well as his genuine care for everything he does. We would highly recommend using Marc as he is one of the most reliable, knowledgable and hard working people we have ever worked with.”

Jon Gott, & Nicole Hilstob


“Marc went above and beyond for us and we are so happy to have found him. We moved to Ottawa from another province and were unsure which area we wanted to purchase in. He spent countless hours showing us houses in all neighbourhoods and always had lots to say about each area to help us with our decision. I would absolutely use Marc again and would recommend him to anyone seeking a professional, smart and all around good person as your realtor.”



“I was a first time home buyer who had a less than stellar experience with my first realtor. Feeling like my interest weren't put first, I asked my friends for recommendations on a realtor. Marc was recommended to me and I am extremely grateful for having him as my realtor. Marc was very insightful when viewing homes and took the time to find the perfect listings for me. It didnt take long after Marc became my realtor for me to find my ideal home. Kudos to Marc on his negotiating skills as well, he did wonders to close the sale. I would highly recommend Marc! Thanks again Marc”



“I've moved six times in the last twelve years and this move/home purchase was by far the smoothest. Marc took the time to understand my wants/needs when looking for a new home. With my work, I have 5 working days to find, purchase, and close on a home. Marc wasted no time. He was patient considering the amount of homes I wanted to see since I was new to the city. The ease of drafting an agreement and closing on a home was very much appreciated. When I am due to sell my home in Kanata, he will be the realtor that I choose. He had a game plan and it was worth investing in. Thanks again.”

Crystal Boutilier


“We engaged with Marc to help put our 3-BR townhome on rent. Marc exhibited great professionalism from day one and meetings with him were great, highly informative and with no pressure to take him on as our realtor at anytime. Marc focuses more on the value he brings to the process and how he can assist in make real estate transactions less stressful for the people involved. We got excellent results from him and our property was rented out in record time despite the tight timelines. I highly recommend his services and have no reservations in stating him to be one of the best in the field.”

Jeebak & Pooja


“Marc was great! I had a limited time to find a place and was looking in a specific location. In one day we found my place. I would certainly recommend him to any friends.”

Nicole Stark


“Marc has been so patient with us because we probably looked at over 30+ homes. He was never pushy in having us settle on a home and even encouraged us to wait for a better price and avoid overpriced homes even though we were willing to pay the asking price. In the end we found our perfect home and couldn't be happier with Marc's advice and enthusiasm along the way. If and when we decide to move way into the future we will definitely be using Marc again!”



“Marc was a stud through and through. Referred over from Toronto, he acclimated me to the Ottawa landscape and was always hands on with getting whatever we needed done. Will be recommending the man hereafter.”

Cal Tortolo


“Marc is patient, professional and knowledgeable. The best of the best. 10 out of 10 would recommend and reuse for future transactions!”

Katie Lucas


"We worked with Marc to sell our home in the West end of Ottawa. We were extremely impressed with his calm, friendly and professional demeanour and his in-depth knowledge of the market. Despite being a seller’s market, Marc put a tremendous amount of work into marketing and creating interest in our home. He answered all of our questions and calmly helped to navigate us through what can be a very stressful time. Marc was very knowledgeable about military move regulations and was always willing to fully discuss any issue. Our collaboration allowed us to sell our house on the first day we listed and for over our asking price. We highly recommend Marc to anyone for either buying or selling."

Derek & Jennifer Crabbe


"Marc was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was always available whenever I wanted to see a home. As a first time home buyer, Marc let me know of a new home buyer seminar. This informative seminar went over the whole process which was extremely helpful. Overall I would recommend him to any new home buyers in the Kanata area like myself."

Matthew Bastien 


"Marc is without a doubt the best agent my girlfriend and I ever had. Courteous, knowledgeable, and he always had a smile on his face. He offered invaluable insight into every home we looked at...good and bad... he simply had your best interest at heart. If you had questions for him (and we had many), he would do his homework and give you the very best information to work with. Never once did we feel pressure from him to buy a home...as a matter of fact, he wanted you to be very sure about your decision...he reeled us in a couple of times, and because of that, we are ecstatic about the home he finally found us. We can't say enough about Marc. I recommend Marc to anyone who wants a positive, pressure-free experience. He will find your dream home that will give you that warm and fuzzy. ABCD - Above and Beyond the Call of Duty ! Happy house hunting!! :) "

Henry Searle 


"Marc was an amazing agent!! It was like going to see a house with friend! There was absolutely no pressure to buy something we didn't like and he was patient with us when we finally found the one and stayed in the house for an hour just soaking it all in! I'd strongly recommend Marc! He'll start off as your agent and then become your friend!!"

Jillian Adams 


"We had success selling two of our previous homes privately but our last home was a bit more of a challenge. When we decided to go with a listing agent, we interviewed a few and quickly decided that Marc was our guy. Not only had he shown the house to clients while it was for sale privately and thus had no issues with dealing directly with a seller, but what struck us most was his open and honest style. Not once did we feel rushed or pressured. Everything was done on our terms but with Marc's excellent advice to help guide us along. And once Marc's sign went up on the lawn, our home was sold in 2 days! I highly recommend Marc for anyone's real estate needs. And don't forget to ask to see the Grey Cup rings!"

Carey Gaul


“When my wife and I were ready to sell our home in Kanata, we looked at several Real Estate websites and decided to list with Remax.  Selling a home that you have lived in for over twenty five years is stressful and at the time, the process seemed daunting.  Within an hour of contacting Remax, Marc Parenteau was at our home.  He has a remarkable presence (when you meet him you will know what I mean).  He seemed approachable and friendly and we felt comfortable with him right away.  He led us through the process step by step and did all of the paper work.  He came to our home many times to advise us on preparing and staging.  Marc knew our local market extremely well and gave us great advice. Within hours of each showing Marc contacted the real estate agents and called us with their feedback. He gave us his cell number and immediately responded to all of our phone calls, texts and emails.  This greatly contributed to the quick and efficient sale of our home with the least amount of stress. We would recommend him as an excellent real estate agent to anyone considering selling their home.  Marc is professional, hands-on, hard-working, responsive, and a great guy. It was a pleasure working with him.”

Martin & Danielle Hollinger


"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 went above and beyond for us and we are so happy to have found him. We moved to Ottawa from another province and were unsure which area we wanted to purchase in. He spent countless hours showing us houses in all neighbourhoods and always had lots to say about each area to help us with our decision. I would absolutely use Marc again and would recommend him to anyone seeking a professional, smart and all around good person as your realtor."



"We started looking for condos on our own and we were getting nowhere fast. A couple of friends referred Marc to us and with him our home search improved in speed and scope. Marc was always available to answer our questions and to show us the properties we wanted. I saw a dozen, maybe more, properties with him and managed to close the deal in less than two months. It could have been faster if more condos were really pet friendly (accepting dogs over 25 lbs.), but with Marc we managed to find the perfect place for us and our pooch. Marc's help was indispensable for us and we highly recommend him to any home buyers in the Ottawa region."

Flavia Campos


"We recommend Marc in a heart beat! He makes house hunting and house selling fun and stressless and always gives his 200% to makes things easier for his clients. We bought and sold in a period of 2 months and it went really well. We are now settled in our new house and already miss working with him!!"

 Annie Lacasse


"Marc was recommended to us through my sister and we couldn't have been happier! He replied to messages and emails as soon as we pressed 'send', was patient and always willing to go the extra mile to answer our million questions and to find new listings (even after we upped the price, downed the price, added a garage, took it off, searched for listings in the country, then the city, then the country again!!). One of Marc's best qualities is that he doesn't push or rush you into any houses, he will keep searching until you have found your dream home! "

Alex & Joe Davidson


"We met Marc at an open house and were relieved that he actually let us look around the house without hounding us as we’d been so many times before! We then had a relaxed and comfortable conversation about house hunting in general and how we were deciding between building new or buying a pre-existing home. His confident and no-pressure attitude made us comfortable to have him follow up with property searches. He was patient and generous with his time over many months, giving us advice about both options we were considering and not trying to sway us. He was supportive and genuinely happy for us when we decided to build new and not purchase with him despite all the time he had spent with us because we ultimately found the best home for us. When it came time to sell our home, there was no question about who we would list with. Marc was great and we sold our home in 1 day with multiple offers! He was in touch right through to closing and even came to the inspection of our new build with us to offer his experience and support! The best things about Marc: relaxed and no pressure attitude, honesty, patience, genuine caring, efficiency, professionalism, accessibility and confidence. The worst thing about Marc: your time with him comes to an end! We would (and have) recommend Marc without a doubt!"

Alissa & Mike


"Il y a longtemps, j'ai commencé a faire ma recherche pour une maison, dés que j'ai eu le contact avec Marc, et jusqu'au moment de la transaction, il sont passé a moins 10 mois. Marc est toujours disponible pour les questions, il m'a fournit toujours de l'aide, il m'a donné des informations trés utiles. Je suggère fortement ses services, il est rigureusement proffessionnel, sans laisser de côté humain, trés agréable et responsable. Merci beaucoup Marc!"  

Alicia Catana


"Marc was very patient with two people brand new to the Ottawa-area. He helped us determine what neighbourhoods suited us best and was not displeased at looking at several houses until we found the perfect one. Without hesitation I will recommend Marc to anyone looking for real estate in Ottawa. Also, being that he is quite tall, he made an excellent measure of basement ceiling height."  

Tess Gergel


“I was a first time home buyer this winter and had very little knowledge of this overwhelming market. Marc spent the time to go over the features I was looking for in a house and tailored the process to my interests. With each house that I saw, I felt comfortable discussing features that I liked or did not like, with no pressure. He was open and honest throughout the entire process, scheduling showings and meeting around my work schedule and answering any query I had. When I found my house, Marc was quick to get the negotiating process started, and stayed in constant communication with myself and the other professionals involved making it a seamless process. Marc was professional, organized and personable throughout all of our dealings, kept the atmosphere very relaxed and open, and was always ready with a quirky anecdote or joke in the more stressful moments. I could not be happier with my new home and would recommend Marc 100% to anyone looking to find their new home.” 

Cassie E. 


"Grey Cup rings seem to matter in Real Estate. I wish we could do more business with Marc. His only flaw is that in his line of work when he does well, you never need to see him again. The problem there: we want to! On a cold winter morning we had the pleasure of confirming just how helpful Marc can be. It was very clear from the email correspondence that Marc was our agent (we had not been pleased with our first agent from another realtor). Marc, being the same age and from the same town, made us feel comfortable right away in what would become the largest purchase of our lives to that point. Almost every Saturday morning for weeks we met at 3-4 houses until we stepped into our new home. The moment we walked inside, we were on the phone with the bank. We had found it, and couldn't be more confident.  Marc initiated our home inspector, ensured that we covered our costs and our bases with good research and was ever-present in all decisions. He taught us what to look for, which ones to avoid and the entire time was cordial, professional and friendly. Never was he late. Never was he not patient. From the first handshake -- to the offer we completed in his office, -- from the home inspection through to the gift that was waiting inside when we got there the first day...Marc showed us what other agents should be doing to gain our business. The only problem they now have is that we will never go anywhere else! Its not even worth mentioning that Marc was a professional athlete, because he is obviously successful at everything that he does"

Ryan & Vicky


“We met Marc while viewing houses in summer, he happened to be the agent on duty that day and we immediately liked him. We appreciated his honesty, easy-going personality, in-depth knowledge of the real estate industry, and his subtle sense of humour. Over the following months we got to know him very well. Because our home was in a niche market and because of its location, it took longer than expected to finally sell it. However, during that process Marc stayed positive, encouraging us when we became frustrated. He was always available, whether through phone or email. He responded usually within minutes. He moved quickly when we wanted to view a home, and was very helpful and observant when in homes, pointing out deficiencies and problems. Since both of us are short, Marc’s height served as an added benefit for noting issues we had missed. 

When it came to negotiating both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new one, Marc’s judgement and advice was excellent. He wasn’t going to be pressured by the other parties, advising us with his knowledge and experience on the best ways to proceed. His attention to details for the sale and purchase was extremely beneficial. He knows his stuff. 

Marc continues to be a friend to our family. We highly recommend Marc to represent you as your agent. He sets the standard for knowledge, dependability and honesty.” 

Jim Taggart & Sue Butler


“Working with Marc on both purchasing a home and selling ours was nothing short of flawless. He is a professional through and through. Marc has gone more than above and beyond for us and we could not be more grateful for his knowledge and experience with the Ottawa market as well as his genuine care for everything he does. We would highly recommend using Marc as he is one of the most reliable, knowledgable and hard working people we have ever worked with.

Nicole & Jon


“I first met Marc at an open house he was having and was very impressed with him.  I kept his card for future use. We decided to put our house up for sale 8 months later and contacted Marc to help us out.  Marc is very professional, knowledgeable and extremely honest.  The process of selling and buying a house can be very stressful.  Marc made this very easy for us.  My family and I are so happy with the service he provided to us that I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone”

Darlene & Greg


“Buying my first home seemed a daunting experience - as I had no idea what I was doing! I was very grateful to find Marc as an agent. The process of home buying was seamless with his help. His insights on the homes we viewed were very helpful (including the time we discovered that a deck was not to code as it bent underneath Marc's tall frame's weight!). I really appreciated the no pressure attitude Marc has, and enjoyed house shopping as a result of having his help.”



“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.”



“When you commit to things over the internet you never know what you’re going to get, but with Marc Parenteau, we got the real deal.  Marc not only helped us find the perfect house for our family when we moved from Austin, to Ottawa, but he was also the most patient real estate agent in the world.  He answered every email promptly and personally, treated our kids like he might his own nieces and didn’t roll his eyes once at our endless chatter about how great life in Texas was.  We are so happy to have found a cozy little house in the quant neighborhood of Carp Village, but more importantly, so grateful to have met an outstanding guy.  Professional.  Kind.  Committed.”

The Harrison Family


“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”

Katarina Vasic


“Marc is the guy we will use exclusively from now on (hopefully not too often, sorry Marc!)  We recommend him to anyone.  Marc was always there for us, night or day and made us a priority despite his busy life.  He has a great working knowledge of his territory and its development.  Marc is honest and thorough; if he doesn't know something, he owns it and finds out. Marc is also proactive and has exceptional people skills. The offer we asked him to submit was, admittedly, a little demanding.  Marc got us a better deal than we were prepared to settle for.   (Thanks again!).  We have full confidence in his cool mannered negotiating skills.  A refreshing experience! Once we teamed up with Marc, our years of searching came to a relatively quick and definitely happy close.”

S&H, Carp


“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 & Sara


“We have three daughters that attend university in Ottawa and decided to explore the concept of buying rather than renting. At first it seemed overwhelming to us, since we do not reside there, however after getting in touch with Marc, it did not take long to realize that ‘we were in good hands’ and it was going to be much easier than we thought. Marc was professional in his approach and provided the guidance that we needed. Marc was quick to identify our needs and pull together a variety of options. He assisted us in understanding the advantages and the disadvantages for each option, their respective locations as well as the marketplace and pricing in general.  At all times, we felt that Marc had our best interest at heart. Marc was very up front and honest.  At times we needed to step back and evaluate all the scenarios and Marc took a back seat to let us do that and when we needed to move quickly Marc stepped in and took the reigns. Marc was able to find us the perfect condo for our needs.  it has been over a year now and we remain thankful and without any doubts that the decision and ultimate purchase of our condo through Marc was the right one.”

The Pastore Family


“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


“When we first contacted Marc over the internet, we didn’t know when we would be moving from Calgary to Ottawa. To get a feel for the market, we asked him to send us some listings and provided him a list of “must-haves”. In spite of the unknown move date, Marc proceeded to send us information for almost a year.  When we eventually decided on a timeframe for purchasing a property, Marc made time around his schedule to begin the hands-on search. He kept us focused on the list of must-haves and helped us to not get distracted by things we thought we could settle with.  After looking at about 15 places, we eventually decided on a great space in downtown Ottawa and we love it!

We never felt Marc was just trying to sell us a property. He was patient and did not make us feel rushed through the entire process. Marc is honest, genuine, easy going (I spilled coffee in his car – twice – and he just laughed) and professional. We always felt he had our best interests at heart and he got us an even better price than we had hoped. We would definitely use Marc again for future realty transactions.”

Mike & Heather