Are you relocating to Ottawa for business or personal reasons? Or transferring out of the Ottawa area?

As an Accredited Buyer Representative ABR and a trusted third party service provided with Brookfield Global Relocation Services (Integrated Relocation program - IRP) assisting Military, Royal Canadian Mounted Police as well as Federal Government personal and their families for more then 15 years.

Buying or Selling a home can be a complex adventure, rest assure you can rely on Lisa's expert negotiation skills and her professionalism to facilitate a smooth real estate transaction.

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  •  Relocation  
  •    Buyer    
  •    Moving Tips  

Selling your home?

Of all the things homeowners control when selling their home, the condition of the property is the most important.

In order to compete effectively with other Sellers, homeowners must present their homes to the marketplace in great condition, buyers will always seek the best priced property in the best condition. 

Making a to do list will keep you on track. Starting with the exterior of your property, great curb appeal will help your property make a great first impression. 

Take a good look at your property through the critical eyes of a buyer. Ask yourself: Is there anything that needs repair, looks worn, or outdated? Prioritize your list, things to consider:    

  • Clutter -Driveway - repairs or sealing
  • Is the lawn cut, shrubs and hedges pruned?
  • Is your garden weed free? Leaves raked? Snow Cleared?
  • Fresh paint on the front door can be inviting!Are downspouts clear and in good condition?
  • Is pool professionally opened or closed?Are outside lights working and bright?
  • Consider the condition of windows, do they need fresh paint, re-chaulking?
  • Does the roof need repair or replacement? How about your Chimney? 

Continue your list inside starting at your front door. Buyers should see a neat, well lit home. De-cluttering is just as important inside the home, if not more!

  • Maximizing the space in your home room by room
  • Repair and paint walls if required
  • Secure all hardware, door, knobs, handles, light switches Ensure all doors open and shut properly
  • Do all windows open and close properly?
  • Replace and/or clean all filters, furnace, humidifier, hood fan
  • Repair leaky sinks and taps Squeaky doors, add oil
  • Replace old caulking around tubs and sinks Now that your home has been decluttered and repaired its time to clean, every area of your home must sparkle and shine!

Some items to pay attention to: Windows - inside and out Mirrors, light switches and cupboard handles

All flooring and shampoo carpets if necessary Baseboards, dust or freshen up with a coat of paint Cupboards and cabinets should be cleaned and decluttered Light fixtures, ensure light bulbs are bright to maximize on lighting

As you are working to prepare your property for sale strive to create a neutral presentation to appeal to the greatest number of buyers in your marketplace. Enhancing your home prior to your first showing is ideal since your best showings come early in the listing period.

Be Ready!!


Relocating to Ottawa?


As a knowledgeable Real Estate Sales Representatives in the greater Ottawa area, I would like to dedicated my service to help you relocate to Ottawa with confidence and ease. 

Lisa's Approach is very systematic and she understands with 5-7 days to view, inspect and buy a home, there is no time for inefficiency. 

Her strategy is simple, she will spend a lot of time prior to your arrival, reviewing and refining your property search with you, and also previewing properties on your behalf. 

The end result is we maximize your House Hunting time in Ottawa.

Sample house hunting trip timeline…

1.     Monday 9:00; Meet at office to review the game plan and showing route.

2.     Monday 10:00-16:00; First showings (10-15 minutes/house).  Goal is to identify which homes are contenders.

3.     Tuesday 10:00-16:00; Second showings (30-45 minutes/house).  Goal is to identify top home(s).

4.     Tuesday 17:00; Meet at office to submit offer on top choice.

5.     Wednesday: Negotiate offer.  Goal is to get home conditionally sold before end of day.

6.   Thursday 13:00-16:00; Home inspection(s).

7.    Friday: Renegotiate following inspections if necessary.  Goal is to finalize sale.

8.   Saturday: Buffer day if delays in timeline.

Your House hunting trip (HHT) schedule will be customized to suit your personal needs with current market conditions in mind.


Buying a property;

lets get started!

Your just a few steps away!

Buying a property; lets get started! Your just a few steps away!

1 Define your search - how much can you afford, advise you on costs associated with buying a home i.e. land transfer tax, lawyer fees, home inspection

2 Educate you on market conditions - supply and demand can change from neighbourhood to neighbourhood affecting real estate values, future developments, zoning

3 Guide you to homes that fit your criteria - using you personalized search, while keeping you updated on new and updated properties

4 Prepare an offer - Lisa will guide you through the process, reviewing sale history of the property of interest as well as the neighbourhood, discussing terms and conditions, recommending industry experts home inspectors, septic and water/well inspectors, lawyer and contractors

5 Satisfying Conditions - Buyers will typically have five (5) business days (excluding Holidays and weekends) to satisfy their conditions and proceed with the sale. Your offer will be created and structured to suit your needs with the current market conditions in mind

6 Fulfilling your conditions - you have satisfied the conditions of your offer and are ready to sign the waiver, say good-bye to those conditions!

Time to celebrate your purchase!!


   Moving Tips  

Moving Day Tip

Put together a moving day survival kit with items you will need for the trip and immediately when you arrive at your new home. These items include toilet paper, snacks, bottled water, dishes, toiletries, towels, a few days’ worth of clothes.

Be sure to plan for the contingency that your household items may arrive a day or even a few days late if you are doing a long distance move.

  • Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.
  • Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin.
  • Wrap your breakables(dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing to save on bubble wrap.
  • For extra padding, pack your glasses and stemware in clean socks.
  • In addition to labeling what's in your boxes, add what room they'll be going into, as well.
  • If you can, show up to your new home before the move and pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen.Place an extra cotton pad or ball into your powder cosmetics to keep them from breaking.
  • Cover the openings of your toiletries with saran wrap, then put the tops back on.
  • Pack plates vertically,like records. They'll be less likely to break.
  • Keep drawers intact by covering them with Press'n Seal.
  • Press'n Seal is also great for keeping jewelry displays intact
  • Buy a roll of stretch wrap
  • Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs.
  • Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
  • Cut down on boxes by making all of your baskets, laundry bins, hampers, and suitcases work for you.
  • Vacuum seal your out-of-season clothing.
  • Along with food and alcohol, give your friends who help you move first dibs on anything you originally planned to sell or donate.
  • Enlist the color-coding system.
  • It doesn't hurt to number your boxes.
  • If you have a lot of fragile valuables, hiring movers as opposed to asking friends can end up paying for itself.
  • If you do hire movers, be sure to read the fine print 
  • Change your address at least two weeks prior to moving.
  • Arrange for a charity organization to come pick up the items you don't want at least a week or two before moving
  • Make your last grocery trip two weeks prior to moving
  • For same-city moves, hire a sitter for the children and pets
  • Remember to defrost your refrigerator at least a day before moving and wipe up any liquid


Get In Touch

Lisa Fitzpatrick ABR, SRS

Sales Representative

Office: 613.592.6400

Direct: 613.324.5472

Royal LePage Team Realty

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