John Donovan Properties prides itself on offering a service that stands out from the rest. John Donovan Properties and its counterparts focus on customer relations & satisfaction, use of new media technology, innovation and offering up to date knowledge on the real estate market in Ottawa and its surrounding areas.
Andrew and Sue, 2019 John and Marnie Donovan worked with my wife Sue and I to find our new home as we started retirement and entered a different stage of our lives. Moving from Chelsea, QC, into the city is a radical change in lifestyle and John and Marnie were up for the challenge. They met with us a couple of times to quickly understand our situation and what we were looking for (though we didn't really know what we wanted at the time!). With John, we built a criteria list that enabled us to logically look at properties that 'fit' within our scope.They prepared us for what the market has to offer and what neighbourhoods in Ottawa come closest to our criteria.
With all this in mind, John and Marnie enabled us to review listings that they pre-identified for us so that we could focus a little more on what resonated with us in our new retired lifestyle. We provided feedback to them and this allowed them to further refine the type of home we were looking for. When we identified something of interest, John arranged a visit and again, this allowed us to see what was 'out there' and to provide John with more feedback. After just a few visits, we found a place that really interested us. We visited this place a couple of times and then worked on a strategy with John for making an offer to the sellers. This last phase worked out so well that we bought our new home!
Thank you John and Marnie for helping us through this significant change in our lives...we truly appreciate your knowledge, experience, empathy and understanding. We highly recommend John Donovan Properties!
David, 2019 On a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest my experience with John Donovan Properties has been a 12. Marnie and Danielle have been nothing but exceptional and professional in the service they provided. They both went above and beyond to find a home for my wife and I. Danielle in particular was very supportive and empathetic. If any of my work colleagues or friends are searching for a home, I will recommend John Donovan Properties! Keep up the good work!
Mark,2017 I've had the pleasure of working with Danielle and John during the purchase of my first home in Ottawa in September 2017. From the very onset of our engagement, the team was professional, personable and very easy to deal with. Their attitude is positive and this reflects in their dealings; I always felt valued, respected and never rushed- something not all agents share. Even though some obstacles were thrown my way, the duo did not give up and pressed on. And now thanks to them, I have a place to call home. I would not hesitate to recommend Danielle and John to others local or from out of town.
Tracy and Chris,2017 Big thank you to Marnie Donovan, John Donovan and Danielle Laflamme for all their hard work on the sale and purchase of our homes. This team rocks! Marnie was the buyers agent. When I witnessed how she went to bat for her client, we knew our next purchase and sale would be with this team!
Rose,2016 We just want to thank Danielle for all the hard work she put in to help us find our first home. It has been an amazing journey, and we are very blessed and thankful for the whole painless process. She made it very pleasant, not to mention the rest of the team for their hand in it as well. A BIG THANK YOU from the Isaac family.
Kaitlyn and Russell,2016 Russell and I would like to thank Danielle and yourself for escorting us through this journey of confusion and paperwork! We could not have asked for a better team and we could not be more appreciative for all you have done! Thank you very much!
Barbara, 2014 I relocated to Ottawa from Winnipeg in June 2014. John Donovan Properties was recommended to me by a coworker in Winnipeg, as my move was part of the federal government relocation program. When I came to Ottawa on my first house hunting trip, I met Marnie and we instantly hit it off! Marnie is a true people person, who worked very hard to meet my needs in purchasing a new home. I was more than impressed with her service and professionalism. She took into consideration all my wishes in the type of home I was looking for. Ultimately when my house came for sale she immediately contacted me for a viewing. The decision was made simple thanks to Marnie and I love the house and the neighbourhood! I would HIGHLY recommend Marnie Donovan to represent anyone through the real estate process.
Nancy, 2014 I by chance met Marnie and it turned out to be one of the most pleasant experiences in my life! As a first time home buyer, I had no idea where to start. Marnie made everything effortless. Her guidance, knowledge of the market, patience and support throughout the entire process will forever by remembered by a family and myself. Marnie never hesitated to tell me the truth in order to ensure I found the perfect home. On more than one occasion, she told me, "this isn't the place for you, let's keep looking." Her commitment to her clients is really amazing. She wants to find a home that you will be proud to own. I would highly recommend Marnie's service to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. She's that awesome!
Jacqueline, 2013 Danielle Laflamme was my agent for the recent purchase of a condo in Ottawa. I have purchased properties before but this was my first one in Ontario. I got very lucky when I found Danielle as an agent. She was wonderful to work with during the entire process and even touched base with me after I moved into my new property to make sure that everything was going well. She is by far the most dedicated agent I have ever worked with and would work with her again in a heartbeat. I have a tendency to buy, renovate and sell properties every two years and have already asked her to pencil me in for the fall of 2015.
Dianna, 2013 Thank you once again, to the both of you for the passion and challenge you undertook to sell my home. I have worked with real estate agents in my past years and none compared to your team of efforts. You were very thorough in all aspects of your service provided and I did appreciate your time underhand and in keeping me so well informed along the way of this venture. With so much gratitude, Dianna.