What people are saying about working with Nicolas


“Nick is one of the most genuine, honest, and caring people we will ever have the pleasure of meeting. As first time homebuyers, we had no clue what we were doing or where to start, but Nick guided us through every step of the way. He taught us what to look for, what different terms meant, and always happily answered our (many) questions and encouraged us to ask more. Nick was also incredibly patient with us: being eager to find our first home, we’d bombard Nick with listings, and as though it was magic, he’d have showings setup for that day or the next. Trying to find a home during a ‘Seller’s Market’ was, in all honesty, a little stressful. But Nick always remained optimistic and provided us with valuable advice and friendship, constantly reassuring us that finding our first home was just around the corner. And when our future home did pop up on our radar, Nick scheduled a showing and had our offer in and accepted before it was even listed! Nick really does go above and beyond and treats his clients like family. He made us his priority and was always a text or phone call away. We couldn’t have found our first home together without him, and will be forever grateful for his guidance and friendship. We look forward to remaining friends with him in the years to come. Without a doubt, there is no other person I’d recommend to help you find your home! Thanks Nick!!”

Katherine G. & William M.


“Nick was our Realtor for nearly 2 years, and going forward will be a friend longer still. He has been incredibly accommodating to our challenging situation (distance relationship, uncertain move time-frames based upon employment, etc.), and has endeavoured to both learn, and work around employer-related limitations. Without sacrificing an ounce of honesty, Nick was consistently optimistic, which was incredibly valuable during the prolonged process of purchasing a home. He was willing to offer frank advice when it was needed, and when he was unsure on a point he was diligent in seeking out accurate information. We would, unequivocally, recommend Nick to prospective buyers in the Ottawa’ish region. Even if we were to ignore all the “big” things he did (managing the sale/purchase – including a bidding war! – assisting with quality inspectors/lawyers, dozens of house showings, and more), the “little” things made a world of difference, from the tidbits and updates when conditions shifted, the Christmas wreath (prior to us ever purchasing anything!), and our first [terrific!] photograph of our new home being framed and delivered upon closing of the sale. Nick has been there for us, 110%, and has gone far above-and-beyond what we have come to expect from realtors. He is a credit to his profession, and a terrific person in general. If you’re thinking of either buying or selling, he is definitely someone you’ll want to consider, first and foremost!”

Steve S. & Audrey C.


“We met Nick by chance when we were trying to find a rental for our move from Toronto to Ottawa. Although we knew nothing about the city, and were likely going to be renting long term, Nick treated us like royalty driving us around, looking at tons of options and being there for us 24/7. When it was time to purchase our forever home (earlier than expected!), Nick was fantastic through the entire process. From providing detailed comparables prior to sending the offer, dealing with a complicated buying situation, and being optimistic yet realistic the entire time, we could not be happier with the service that Nick provided. We will recommend Nick to anyone looking to buy in the Ottawa area going forward.”

Carly H. & Ryan H.


“We generally don’t write reviews online but we have to write a review for Nick because of exceptionally splendid experience we had while selling our townhome with Nick. We will divide our review in 3 parts covering different facets that potential home buyers/sellers like us might be interested in. Nick as a person: Nick is one of the most genuine and hard working person I have met. He is very approachable, friendly and everything you want your real estate agent to be. He knows when to be your best friend and when to be your Realtor which I think is one quality that sets him apart from other agents in the market. He came highly recommended from a colleague of mine and I am glad to say that he is worth the recommendation and much more. He is a thorough professional who is very knowledgeable about real estate buying/selling and above all commands a very good reputation among his colleagues. This is no surprise to me considering how easy it is to talk to him. He treats you like you are the most important person in the world to him. He was/is very responsive to our calls and always messaged us to check on us frequently. He thinks about scenarios as if he is your own family member which he becomes by the time he finishes the real estate transaction. You know that this guy is in this business for the long run. He is a gem of a person. Nick as realtor: Nick comes into his own when it comes to real estate. I know this might seem very cliche but I was skeptic about real estate agents until I met Nick. He turned me into a believer. He knows Ottawa area in general and Barrhaven in specific like the back of his head which allows him to price the house at an opportune amount. This in my mind is the most important aspect and expertise that exceptional realtors like Nick employ to create a win for their clients. I must say that we were extremely fortunate to have chosen Nick. His guidance in terms of when to put the house on the market is on point. The other thing we really liked about Nick was his trust in us in setting the place up. He provided us feedback when needed or when we asked for it. This allowed us to get involved in the selling process and he made us his team in a way. He showcased real wizardry when it came to getting people for showings and open house. We had 20+ showings in three days before the open house !!. We even had extra showings even after the open house. This is what a seller hopes from a realtor and Nick exceeded our expectations on this aspect. All of his efforts translated to double digit offers on our property which blew our mind away. All along the way he was there to help us guide through the process. He looked at our best interest and told us which offer we should accept and why. In the end, we accepted an offer that had no conditions on sale and had the best possible price that again was beyond our wildest imaginations. Reasons for choosing Nick as realtor: After going through the whole process, we think it is simple: You want a realtor who takes the stress away from you whether buying or selling. All that we had to do was clean to house, make it presentable and be away from house during showings. That’s all that Nick asked us to do. He did not allow us to spend money on doing things that won’t matter. This speaks volumes about his ability to sell the house as is, another mark of a great realtor that he is. Bottom line: If you have read this review so far just call him already. You will not be disappointed. He has earned us as lifetime clients and we will go all out recommending him to family and friends.”

Ravneet D. & Harjot D.


“If you are seeking a true professional in the real estate industry for yourself or for executive staff, look no further. In April 2018 our family of five was relocating from Australia to Ottawa and needed to find suitable rental accommodation very quickly. As we needed a home to be available upon arrival, we couldn’t physically view any of the homes which we sought. However, in under 6 weeks, we arrived in Canada and had secured an executive home which perfected aligned to our needs. How did we do this? Partnering with one amazing real estate agent. To put context to this feat achieved by Nick, we had a pretty long list of ‘must have’s’ including meeting a cleanliness standard of minimal carpets for an asthmatic child. Nick has been, without any exaggeration, the most professional and extraordinary real estate person we have ever dealt with. His customer service skills or communication could not be faulted by any means. He answered our emails (which were of course not aligned to the Canada working day) expeditiously, and helped us understand the local paperwork process. When we asked Nick to view other homes, he was honest about their shortcomings against our key requirements (ie traffic noise, cleanliness etc), and replied very quickly after seeking them. His honesty from the first conversation allowed us to trust him with such a big investment decision. I cannot thank Nick enough for making (an otherwise stressful overall process) extremely easy. His friendly nature, and attention to detail, and professionalism are truly an asset. If I was selling, buying or renting, I would strongly recommend working with Nick, as he is 100% working for you. I doubt you will be disappointed if you partner with Nick.”

Charlene B. & John B.


“Buying our first home was pretty intimidating, but because we were working with Nick, we had so much confidence by the time we made our final decision. He was extremely patient while we hummed and hawed at dozens of viewings, was quick to respond when we sent him postings at all hours, reassured us that the right home was out there for us and, when that house came along, Nick made the buying process an absolute breeze. In Ottawa’s current busy market, I think it’s a testament to Nick’s skills that we got the first house on which we put an offer. I would recommend Nick to anyone looking for a friendly, professional, reliable and knowledgeable Real Estate Agent. Thanks for helping our family find our first home, Nick! ”

Sarah P. & Eli A.


“I have been very fortunate to have Nick as my agent. He is very easy to get along with. He helped me throughout the whole process and never made me feel pressured. He negotiates like no other in an effort to get the best deal for you. He is a true professional and quite knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to all. Thank you Nick for everything! ”

Nancy C.


“My husband and I started our home search while still living in the United Arab Emirates. While we were outside Canada, we did not encounter many Realtors who were willing to accommodate inquiries about rental homes. Nick was an exception. Nick took the time to learn about our requirements and provided us with an easy line of communication where no email was left unanswered. Knowing we are new to the process, Nick made sure we prepared documents that may be required for the background checks. Nick scheduled viewings prior to our arrival and knowing that time was of the essence, we were already viewing homes the day after we arrived. His experience, patience and professionalism came to light even more during the negotiations that eventually lead us to securing the home of our choice. After having gone through this meticulous process, I honestly believe that Nick puts the best interest of his clients first above all. He has gone above and beyond in helping us find the perfect home where we would start our new life in Canada. I could not recommend him highly enough! ”

Pam & Karlo A.


“We could not have done it without our amazing Real Estate Agent and friend, Nicolas Blackburn! He was honest, patient and overall, he made us feel at ease with such a big purchase. As first time home buyers, he gave us sincere and great advice and went out of his way to help us find the perfect home. Nicolas went above and beyond!”

Kyle & Erin Kv


“I used Nick Blackburn as my Real Estate Agent and I highly recommend him. He came into my home and instantly made me feel at ease. He gave me great recommendations on what sellers are looking for and I gladly took his advice. He has an upbeat positive and professional attitude. My home sold very, very quickly and it went very smoothly. He then helped me find my new home and I am extremely happy. Thank you Nick for all your help and support throughout this whole process!”

Sherri O.


“Nicolas Blackburn is the perfect example of a Realtor who actually cares about getting what’s best for his clients. Not only did he go out of his way to ensure we were happy, he treated us as friends, and ensured that the sale of our home was completed in a timely manner. Nick is extremely personable, dedicated to his clients, and hard working; an absolute professional in his domain! It was a great pleasure working with Nick, and we would highly recommend him to anyone that needs assistance in buying or selling a home.”

Nat & Phil D.


“As a first time home buyer, this process initially seemed daunting. Nick was an excellent Realtor – he always made time for me, day or night, and really listened to what I was looking for. He made my first home purchase an enjoyable experience, particularly in Ottawa’s current fast paced housing market. You are certainly in good hands with Nick, and I highly recommend him. Thank you Nick!!”

Amrutha M.


“Being experienced home buyers, Doug and I were looking for a Realtor who would put our needs first, who would listen to us and get to know us. We found those traits in Nicolas Blackburn. Nicolas helped us move through the maze of listings focussing on those that met our “must have items” which allowed us to use our time efficiently. Within only a few weeks of working with Nicolas, we made a offer on a house that now feels like our longtime home. He also helped us with the logistics of finding a capable and efficient mortgage broker, lawyer, and home inspector. Even after the papers were signed and keys transferred, Nicolas continued to ensure we were completely happy and provided superb post-purchase support. If you are looking for someone who will put you first, listen carefully to your needs and who will lead you successfully to your new home, Nicolas Blackburn is your only choice”

Marcia E. and Doug S.


“As a first time home owner Nick’s knowledge and experience were invaluable to me in finding my first home. I never felt rushed or pressured and felt he genuinely cared about me finding the right home for me. He was always available for questions or to bounce ideas off of. He was great in negotiating the price of the home and getting a few extras thrown in. You’re in good hands with Nick. Thanks Nick!”

Chris M.


“Nicolas provided me with an amazing service throughout the process. He was there every step of the way to help secure the property I was about acquiring. He was available all the time. He was always quick to reply to email, to return my calls and was great at picking up the phone to ensure understanding. Issues were addressed quickly and all the details taken care of efficiently. He was friendly, attentive, responsive, proactive and very thorough in every aspect of the process. This helped to take stress away. He researched information about the properties I viewed or was interested in and gave me feedback after each viewing for me to make informed decision. Did I say he was very professional? Nicolas ensured that my interests were front and centre in all negotiations. He suggested options to me and answered my questions. He was very knowledgeable, human and respectful. Nicolas is a stress-free Realtor. I could not have asked for better representation. He made the whole process painless for me. Thanks Nicolas, it was a pleasure working with you.”

Calixte W & Marina W.


Nicolas Blackburn

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Direct: (613) 601.2224

nblackburn@royallepage.ca

Royal LePage Team Realty

1723 Carling Ave

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada K2A 1C8

Office: 613-725-1171

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