"Great service from the beginning to the end of the selling process. Always available for advice, very professional, responsive, on top of things, in touch, checking and following up. You know that everything is taken care off in fairness and with your interest in mind. Highly recommend their service."
“Helene was our real estate agent in buying a building lot. We had a lot of questions regarding the property, the neighborhood, and its covenants and Helene was prompt and knowledgeable in responding to all our concerns. We had complete faith in her as we negotiated with the seller, and the transaction went through smoothly. We cannot praise her professionalism, promptness, and efficiency highly enough!”
Anna & Mirek, Buyer & Seller clients
"Thank you for your unflagging support of our real estate journeys.We are so grateful to have your expertise and knowledge!"
Jordan & Carson, Buyer & Seller clients
"Thank you for everything throughout this crazy saga! We are so grateful for all your insights and for a timely shoulder to cry on!"
Jenn & Matt, Buyer & Seller clients
"It is difficult to find the words that properly express the volume of our gratitude for all of your hard work. Your patience, perseverence and positive attitude have helped us find our first home during quite surreal and difficult circumstances. Thank you for everything you have done for us"
Emma & Tristan, First time Buyer clients
"What a ride! Thanks so much for being our guide to the countryside, without you we would ahve been lost. You alleviated the stress, got us more than what we hoped for and even made some of it fun!"
Donna & Eric, Buyer & Seller clients
"Exceptionally high professionalism, kindness, quick answers to all questions, very positive attitude"
"Very happy with the service and will definitely recommend to friends and family"
Dino G (Building Lot Purchase)
"....absolutely wonderful to work with. The process was really accelerated and even with our very quick turnaround times at some points, ..very responsive and available, and accommodated our needs so well. From the thorough, expert advice on the offer process, all the way through the exceptional support at every step, every visit and every email conversation, we can't say enough good things about our experience working with Helene. I'd recommend Helene to anyone looking to buy -She took such a huge weight off of our shoulders, and made the entire process so smooth and enjoyable!"
Kyle & Desirae, Buyer & Seller clients
"We decided at the beginning of April to sell our property in Ashton, Ontario (35 year old, 1400+ sq ft house on 67 acres of land). We were looking for real estate professionals who know and live in the area and have extensive experience marketing and selling rural properties. Within a few days of searching we found and engaged Helene – a great fit for our needs. Since we live in Florida full time we needed an agent capable and willing to do what it takes to get the property ready for sale without us being present, with the objective of achieving a quick close.
With great energy and enthusiasm Helene worked through the property valuation and appraisal analysis and listed it within a week of our first contact. Within another week we had four offers on the property, and through excellent negotiation skills Helene was able to get a very good offer with no purchase conditions and a very short closing. The deal was closed just seven days later!
The property had been rented out for many years and Helene undertook a number of tasks on our behalf to prepare it for the sale, engaging and working with various vendors/contractors on repairs and appearance issues.
In summary, this was a great sales experience for us and we enjoyed working with Helene to complete the task in what we think was a near record time."
Mike and Dorothy L , Seller clients
"Working with Helene has been a sincere pleasure from start to finish. She explained things so that we could understand them and helped us to get the best price for our home. Most importantly, you know that you can trust what she says and that she has your best interests in mind. We could not give her a higher recommendation. Thank you again Helene!"
Kelly and Ted McD, Buyer & Seller clients
"Helene recently helped us sell our home and purchase a new home. Helene was honest, patient and efficient in helping us find the right home for our family. She also shared her advice and wealth of knowledge of the industry to help us make the right decision. Once we had purchased our new home she was able to give us references for lawyers, movers, painters, flooring companies, etc. on the spot. When it came time to sell our home she moved quickly, kept us informed throughout the process and always had our best interests in mind - we even ended up selling our house for 10% more than the list price within 5 days! She was always easy to reach and available to answer our questions. We would definitely recommend Helene to our family and friends."
Danny & Jo C, Buyer & Seller clients
"Over the years we have come to know Helene as a Friend as well as our Real Estate Agent. We have learned that when Helene is on the job for you, there are no worries, she takes care of everything. We made the mistake once of not using Helene and we regret that mistake. We would highly recommend Helene for any of your real estate needs."
Year first hired: 2003 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity"
Frank & Denise K, Buyer & Seller clients
"Helene, Thank-you for travelling through our many house hunting expeditions so tirelessly. You always said the perfect century farmhouse was out there and although it took us a while to find it, our new home is everything we ever could have asked for. We feel so very fortunate to have found this property and appreciate your every effort in making our dream a reality."
Mary & Dave W, Buter & Seller clients
"I have had the pleasure of working with Helene twice, first to sell my house and then to purchase. When selling my house Helene went through the house making recommendations to be more viewer friendly rather than "my home". Once the house was ready she sent a professional photographer who was excellent.When it came time for the open house days Helene displayed or handed out great packages to remember our home and herself. Helene was instumental in getting very close to our asking price. While in the midst of selling I was also looking, Helene kept me focused on the important issues of what I needed in my next home.
Her patience was greatly appreciated. Once I found the home I wanted to make an offer on Helene of course was instrumental not only going back and forth with the bidding and mental strategy but also with her excellent connections for things such as house inspection, repairs, lawyers and mortgage.
I am extremely happy with my home and look forward to working with Helene in the future and recommending her to friends and family."
Janice H, Buyer & Seller client
"Helene Hutchings is a woman of integrity and boundless energy. As first time homebuyers, Helene walked us through the whole process: what to look for; what to avoid; and above all, she was honest in her assessments. She provided excellent recommendations for several reputable home inspectors and mortgage brokers, and was quick to provide contacts beyond the realm of buying and selling, from piano tuners to crown moulding specialists. Helene is knowledgeable, prompt in her communications, and will never leave you hanging."
Jennifer K & Jeremy M, Buyer client
"I have dealt with Helene during the purchase of 2 properties, and the sale of 1, over the last 10 years. I have found her to be most professional and helpful in both the purchase and sale activities. In finding the right properties for my purchases, she traveled to 4 communities with me, and investigated numerous listings. I found her services in preparing my property for sale, in particular the photo service and staging consultation, to be very helpful. I am sure these services were instrumental in obtaining a speedy sale. During both the purchase and sale processes, she coordinated with other agents and lawyers to make sure the transactions went smoothly. I highly recommend Helene in both buying and selling your property."
Jim, Buyer & Seller client
And I have a philanthropic side to me....
"Wow! What a year this has been. Who would have guessed that the 10th Anniversary of Hair Donation Ottawa would turn out like this. We are absolutely thrilled with the results and we truly hope you are too. The popularity of this event never ceases to amaze us, and we are incredibly grateful that you created this impactful legacy..."
CHEO Foundation: Hair Donation Ottawa....a cancer research fundraiser; 2020
Your Realty Dreams
Can Become a Reality.
When you’re on a real estate journey, you need a real estate guide that can’t be beat–and that’s Helene Hutchings.
Real Estate Agent
2 Hobin Street Ottawa, ON K2S 1C3
Cell: 613 552-0587
Office: 613 831-9628
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