Gab is incredibly trustworthy; he routinely talked us down in price saying he felt that was overpaying or encouraged us to buy a less expensive house that better met our needs. He was able to read the market and anticipate the final sales price, the number of offers made as well as when there would be an influx of new listings. He is well connected and has good relationships with contractors, home inspectors, etc. He is also skilled at helping you to imagine what is possible with the renovation and estimating reno budgets. He makes himself available to a fault. He’s also a great guy and makes seeing houses fun!
We used him to both buy and sell a home. He made both experiences as calm, pleasant and painless as possible. Gabriel is incredibly responsive, does not shy away from giving an honest opinion, and was endlessly patient as we looked at house after house. When we finally purchased a new home, Gabriel made it very easy for us to sell our place. He offered more services than any other sell-side realtor I am aware of, made the experience very easy and helped us obtain a great result in less than a week. I have no hesitations recommending Gabriel's services, and indeed, have already recommended him to friends!
He is very knowledgeable, personable and upbeat. His advice was very practical, he showed great judgement and responded promptly to call and/or questions. His area of expertise was the one that we had chosen and he was on top of things! We would without a doubt recommend him, particularly in the Vanier/Overbrook area. (Having recently moved from the US, we were favourably impressed in terms of the friendliness and attitude of Canadians!)
He had come highly recommended from a good friend - unsurprising to say the least. Gabriel helped us develop and execute a well-thought-out strategy toward ensuring we got everything we were looking for within our budget. He was also never pushy and always accommodating with respect to our schedules to find times to view properties. Highly recommend it - you will not be disappointed.
Gabriel and Quinn take care of all the steps. Everything is carefully planned. They provide peace of mind and most importantly they are very pleasant to work with. Thanks for your great work. Mario
My experience with Gabriel and his office manager Quinn was absolutely excellent. Gabriel helped me and my mother in buying our first house. It was during a hot market in Ottawa, and he provided us with valuable insight to help us get the best price possible. Gabriel is always prepared and does his research well in advance. When I first met him, I did not have a lawyer, mortgage broker, insurance broker or an inspector. Gabriel recommended everyone I needed to close out the purchase of our first home. He is someone that solves problems and is very proactive throughout the entire process. It is no wonder why he is in the top 2% of Royal Lepage real estate agents in Canada! I cannot recommend any other agent more excellent than Gabriel. You will be in safe hands.
He set us up with email notifications of all new listings in the areas that interested us plus if a particular property came up that might fit our requirements he would send an additional email or make a phone call to bring the listing to our attention! After a few months of checking out the few bungalows that came up for sale he called us about a new listing in Orleans that was only a few hours old. It was one that we liked so we went to see it the next day! He was able to answer our questions and it was obvious after after that visit that we wanted to make an offer but they were only accepting offers the following week. Gabriel guided us through the bidding process plus a second visit to the property and helped us make a bid with a twist and even though we were not the highest bidder the sellers came back to us for the final negotiations and what difficult and tricky negotiations they ended up being! And we got the house. We are moving in, in a few weeks and even if the purchase was already done we had several questions for the sellers and Gabriel was able to forward all those to the sellers and ensure that we got the answers. We are extremely happy with the services we have had thus far and whenever we plan to sell our other rental properties... guess who will get the listings. In closing let’s not forget the yearly get togethers that Gabriel organizes for his past, present and potential customers. Those gatherings are a real blast! If you are needing a realtor you will not go wrong with the services of Gabriel de Varennes!!!
As a first time home buyer, Gabriel made the experience seamless and provided his expertise in the industry. Gabriel was always readily available for questions and showings which really helped with my schedule. Additionally, Gabriel's people skills really made it a pleasure to work with him!
Gabriel's in depth knowledge and experience of the market helped inform a purchase that met all the criteria that I was looking for.
Gabriel was terrific and explained what to look for, recommended various properties, provided advice and support whenever we needed it and much, much more. You couldn't ask for a better realtor in my opinion. We have already recommended him to our friends and family and will continue to do so. Thank you for everything :)
His professional and extremely easy to work with throughout the process of our acquiring my new home.. Working with him was a true pleasure and I couldn't recommend him more!! Wouldn't go through the buying or selling process again without Gabriel! I strongly recommend it!
A complete professional, but has the ability to develop a great rapport with his clients. Very knowledgeable about houses, and provides you with very honest and useful information to see all aspects of the property you're viewing. We had the pleasure of working with Gab in buying and selling a property and his expertise is quite evident. Buying a house can be overwhelming, but Gab took serious consideration of our needs/wants in a house and helped to ensure we got what we envisioned. He was easy to communicate with, flexible and reliable. We've recommended him to many friends and will continue to do so.
Gabriel De Varennes made this experience for me to be a wonderful experience and I really can’t thank him enough. He truly listens to what you want, he is detail-oriented, he is extremely patient, he does his research and he is always available. He truly is incredible to work with. When I first approached Gabriel, he sat down with me and asked me all the right questions. This being my first home, however, I really didn’t know what I was looking for or where. Gabriel took me to see about 40 homes in one month and ran through every scenario with me to help me narrow down what I was really looking for. Once that was set, we went to see a few places until he suggested a unit that I hadn’t put on my list, but that he had previously seen with other clients. Since I trusted his advice, I happily accepted his suggestion, even though this was a unit that had some aspects I was not the most excited about on paper in terms of the yard and unit size. However, as soon as I saw the unit, I knew this was the perfect fit for me, and the location was incredible. Gabriel also knew it was possible I was moving in the near future so he made sure that my unit would be easy to rent if that scenario presented itself. Gabriel then helped me through moments of high stress that come with making an offer, but I knew I was in the right hands. This was three years ago. Since then, I have moved, and he is in charge of finding tenants for my unit. Gabriel is brilliant, I cannot stress enough how strongly I recommend working with him. I have suggested to him to all my friends and family. I also want to add that every person Gabriel suggested along the way such as the inspector, the lawyer and the mortgage broker were all great to deal with. He has really found a great team to work with and I would encourage anyone to take his suggestions.
He made us feel comfortable and offered timely advice. We felt fully supported as we looked for the home that was right for us. He asked pertinent questions that helped us shape what we were looking for. As first-time homeowners, we appreciated his patience and guidance. His extensive knowledge of communities within the Ottawa area and the homes that make them up was very reassuring.
As a couple of inexperienced home buyers who didn’t have a clue what to expect or what to look for, Gab was always there to guide us through the ups and downs of the market. He was unfailingly patient, kind and knowledgeable and we couldn’t have asked for a better agent. We cannot thank him enough for helping us find our first home!