We cannot speak highly enough of Ben. Our process to buy a home had every possible obstacle. My wife was commuting by plane each week from Mississauga to Ottawa, we were having a hard time selling our Mississauga home, we had only ever lived in the suburbs, we had no idea of Ottawa neighbourhoods, and we had to squeeze home viewings into very tight windows when I could fly down. Luckily, Ben overcame all of these and helped us-with knowledge, patience, kindness, guidance and expertise-to find the dream home we did not know we wanted ! Right on the canal, close to downtown, a beautiful Georgian style townhome that we love. All the while, we had total confidence in Ben. He took the time we needed to look and decide, he knew the neighbourhoods and their strengths and weaknesses, he was a skilled negotiator and a great person to see homes with. No hard sell, he always made us aware of things to consider when we fell for a home that maybe wasn’t the right fit. He was available at all times and went above and beyond to take care of us. We have recommended him to others without hesitation. Especially since after the sale he was there to help us with spot on recommendations for services like storage and contractor. If you want to buy or sell a home, and you need an expert agent who you can trust completely, Ben is who you want.
When we started our search, we weren’t really sure what we were looking for. Within the first few house visits, Ben was able to navigate the things we liked and the things that we didn’t – and very quickly we were seeing houses that started to line up with our interests.
Ben was very patient throughout our 10 month search, and always willing to answer all of our questions in a speedy manner.
The final property we saw, was one that he thought would be perfect for us, and he was right. We toured the property and fell in love with the house.
He was incredibly helpful throughout the sale and closing process – and represented us with full transparency, and with our best interests in mind.
We recommend Ben very highly to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, professional, and friendly agent.
-Jordy + Sara
Ben just completed the sale of our daughter’s house due to a marriage breakup. The house was quite a sales challenge due to its size & layout. Ben was very patient & understand dealing with a generally difficult situation all around. We are very pleased with the end result getting the house sold on a timely basis & our target sales figure. We look forward to working with Ben in the future & would certainly recommend him to friends & family.
We had been searching for a family house for a while, when we decided to contact Ben. We had worked with many agents prior and we were a little unsure how it would turn out. However, Ben instantly understood exactly what we were looking for. We appreciated his honesty and advice while he patiently helped us search for what we were looking for. When we flipped around to sell our house, Ben supported us through each step of that process making it very simple for us (which was key when selling with young kids!). We highly recommend him. He’s patient, honest, and personable.
Ben had an offer for my asking price within 4 days of listing with him. He also shepherded the closing process with great attention to detail. I highly recommend Ben for both sellers and buyers.
I have known Ben for 5+ years and worked with him when I purchased my present home. Ben also sold my home in Kanata when I decided to make the move closer to the country. It only took 2 weeks!! My daughter and I found a property, Ben prepared the Offer and then my house was put on the market. It took only 2 days to get an offer. All conditions for the purchase of my new home and sale of my present home were satisfied in 2 weeks. Recognizing that we were selling late the season, Ben was quick to get everything in place so we could get the house on the market and prepare for an Open House. The offer came in before the Open House! Ben’s attention to detail and expertise made this process seamless and more than comfortable.
Amazing service, Ben is very helpful and knowledgeable.
Ben is completely approachable with a fantastic wealth of knowledge. Totally recommend him and his service couldn’t be more impressed.
We recently worked with Ben to sell our home. He is incredibly personable, friendly, and easy to talk to and work with. He is always quick to respond to questions and easy to get ahold of. This was our second time working with Ben and we would unreservedly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor.
There’s no better agent in Ottawa. After working with less experienced realtors who didn’t make great suggestions or we’re really knowledgeable about the work we needed to do to a home before we moved in, a close friend Recomended we see Ben. We ended up buying our starter home and then our second home from him and referred basically everyone we know whose buying or selling a house to him. Bens knowledge of Ottawa, homes and home renovations and negotiations were absolutely invaluable to us. And he makes it an issue to still help us out in finding good people to help in our renos. Bens absolutely awesomene. No need to look any further if your buying or selling. Thanks again Ben!
Ben patiently worked with us for over two years to help us find the home that met all of our many wants and needs. He was very accommodating to our schedules and promptly responded to our many (many!) questions. His advice was honest and always took into account our best interests, while his knowledge and keen eye for the strengths and weaknesses of a house and its neighbourhood were an invaluable asset. When the right house came up Ben moved at light speed to arrange for us to see it within two hours of its listing and came prepared for us to be able to make an offer that same evening, allowing us to purchase a home without a bidding war in a heated market. We would wholeheartedly recommend Ben to our friends and anyone else.
Near the end of April my large country home was listed For Sale. After only three weeks of effort, drama and decision-making, not only was it sold but also I had bought a moderate sized bungalow in an admired part of Suburbia. Every day was an exhausting nail-biter of detail! By my side throughout this journey was Ben Wightman, the real estate agent I’d chosen a year ago to represent me when the adventure would begin. And THAT was my best decision of all! Ben was innovative, supportive and incredibly hard-working. He believed in my home, advertised it brilliantly, and knew how to navigate shoals that can accompany country selling. He was always there to address endless questions and provide intelligent & sensible answers. When I found another home, he helped me buy it, in a competitive and scary-busy market. My closings haven’t happened yet, and there is still Work to do. But I have faith in Ben and I KNOW he will continue to guide me and help confront what occasionally seems confusing. I cannot recommend this agent highly enough. He is making achievable what appeared impossibly challenging, and with good humour, loyalty and plenty of ‘smarts’. Bravo, Ben. Thank you for being my helmsman as I sail into a new life.
We just purchased our home with Ben and could not be happier with his service. Ben was very patient as we visited home after home looking for the right fit, his knowledge of home renovations and Ottawa’s neighborhoods was invaluable. He was always available and even came to meet us on a holiday with 2 hours notice at a home that turned out to be the one! Once we decided to put in an offer, Ben arranged a home inspection and was able to have a roofing trade check out a potential issue and offer advice within 24 hours. We will 100% enlist Ben’s service in the future.
This was our 1st experience, As green horns we had a lot of questions for Ben in regards to the sell of our home. Ben is very knowledgeable, he did a great job explaining the selling of our property. He worked with us in getting our home ready for sale. His expertise got us above asking price on our recent sale. We highly recommend Ben to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
We spent a year and a half looking for the perfect house for our family and Ben was our agent from day one. We probably visited around 30 houses! Ben is knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and patient. He also has excellent connections in the industry for home repairs/renos. Ben went above and beyond to help us in the process of buying a house.
Ben is fantastic, this is the 3rd time we have used him to buy or sell and we have no need to consider anyone else! He is very knowledgeable, does a great job of explaining the pricing of your property compared to the market, and works hard for his clients. He really did an amazing job getting us top dollar on our recent sale. We highly recommend Ben to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Ottawa.
Ben was a pleasure to deal with! He went above and beyond and was able to sell our condo in one week with no conditions! He made the selling process painless and we will definitely be using him again! We really feel from the first meeting with him to the final deal everything went smooth and the communication was A+
We recently sold our Richmond house through Royal LePage’s agent, Cydney Green. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice of realtor. Her organizational skills are top-notch. She has a knack of simplifying tasks inherent in selling a home. Tasks like preparation of it for actual sale including necessary repairs, disposal of unwanted furniture, garden tidying,etc. She eased us into the leave-taking of our home of 44 years with minimal stress. She got things done for us with great ease and grace.Thank you for the beautiful bouquet. As I continue to elevate my leg, looking at it brings me so much pleasure and contentment.-Rosemary & Peter
Ben was very helpful in helping me buy my first house. He was patient in the search and knew exactly what to look for when viewing the homes. The whole process operated like clockwork, I was pleasantly surprised how simple and efficient it was. I recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in the Ottawa area.
Ben helped us find the perfect house to start our family. As first time home buyers we had lots of questions, and he always had the answers, or knew where to find them. Awesome communication made sure we were always on top of things. Was great to have Ben on our side during all aspects of the buying process. If we ever decide to sell, Ben will 100% be out first call!
Cydney Green was amazing to work with. She knew the time was right to sell our condo and she had it staged and ready to hit the market within two weeks. She brought in a few key furniture pieces and artwork from her personal collection and our place looked fabulous! The condo sold in less than a week and we truly believe the staging and marketing were huge factors.
We were then ready to find our dream home. After hearing our must-haves, Cydney gave us amazing options and was very patient during our hunt. We ended up in a wonderful neighbourhood in a fantastic house! Cydney made sure the conditions were met and price was right!
Cydney is incredibly knowledgeable and easy to work with. We’d recommend her in a heartbeat!
-Dayna Bourgoin & Ron Harwood
I have known Ben for 5+ years and met him at an Open House. Since that time, I always felt comfortable connecting with Ben whenever I had a real estate-related question, concern or request. When making the decision to sell my home in Kanata, Ben walked me through the initial steps to prep my home and discuss the realities involved when selling a property. He was most professional and honest about what was required of me and what I might expect in the coming weeks. Ben’s knowledge of the various steps in selling a property were most helpful and provided me with a realistic approach and outcome. Furthermore, Ben’s calm demeanor helped maintain my own cool, as I knew I could trust his word. All concerns and offers were brought to me quickly and accurately. Ben explained each issue in a manner that was easy for me to comprehend, which enabled me to make sensible decisions. I truly felt like I was part of Ben’s real estate Team. 🙂
Ben, I can’t thank you enough for making this experience seamless. I would recommend you to my friends and family, without hesitation. In fact, I referred my daughter, Sarah to Ben and she couldn’t be more pleased.
I wish you all the success, Ben with thanks and blessings,
I would highly recommend Ben Wightman to my friends, colleagues and any homeowner wishing to sell their house, anywhere in the city or countryside. Ben is very knowledgeable, thorough and efficient. He communicates extremely well and is focused on making the process as smooth and unobtrusive as possible for the homeowner. During my sale, we had a few challenges, and throughout, Ben was always calm and patient, and displayed his professionalism. The house Ben sold for me had many non-standard elements to it. Ben took his time and effort to investigate various options for potential buyers. He never wavered on his commitment to sell the house as requested. He sold my house and I am a very happy client. Thank you Ben for the way you sold my house!
Ben was recommended to us by our friend, and we’re so thankful he was! From the first day we started working with Ben, it was clear that he was committed to finding us our ‘perfect’ home. He was helpful and friendly, and most importantly, honest. As first-time homebuyers, it was invaluable having someone genuinely concerned for our interest guiding us through the process.
Once we found our perfect home, Ben was there with us through all of the key steps, from the home inspection right through to picking up the keys! We’ll always appreciateBen‘s help, and we’ll keep recommending him to anyone else looking for a home so that their experience can be as seamless as ours!
-Read and Krissy
“My husband and I began house hunting with Ben in August 2015. Throughout the process, Ben was accommodating of our schedules, honest, and professional. He went above and beyond to ensure that we found the right house to suit our needs, and helped us pick out a new town home. When we went to the sales center, Ben made sure to ask all the questions we would not have thought of on our own. He also helped us to find a rental home to live in while ours is being built! Whether you are buying new or a re-sale home, we highly recommend Ben!”
-Lisa & Matt
“This was the second time we used Ben Wightman to sell our home, he was very professional, understanding, very easy to communicate with. He gave us tips on how to prepare our home for sale. He was always available day or night, buy email or phone. If we had questions, he was very knowledgeable, and helpful. We had a short timeline to sell our house, we had found another home that we really liked, with more space; but did not want to lose the opportunity . He sold our house in a short period of time, and we are now stress free. We would highly recommend Cydney & Ben to anyone who is looking to sell their house, you won’t be disappointed.”
-Jeff & Elaine
“Ben Wightman is an excellent real estate agent and we could not be happier with the service he provided our family. He helped us to find a great house under very tight timelines and was available at all times to help us through each step of the home buying process. My wife and I needed to relocate to Ottawa quickly to minimize the disturbance to our family. At our request, Ben organized sixteen (!) viewings over a weekend in a number of neighbourhoods close to downtown Ottawa. His knowledgable observations about each home we saw were extremely helpful. When a competing offer was made on the house we wanted, we had to move quickly, but Ben provided us with sage advice and our
offer was accepted. Ben helped us find a home inspector, mortgage broker and real estate lawyer, each of whom were top-notch professionals. Given our tight timelines, we had very little wiggle room throughout the process, but Ben quarterbacked the considerable back and forth between each player including the selling agent. At each step, we felt that Ben had our best interests in mind. He also helped us to find a contractor to help with renovations as soon as we
closed on the house. Ben is a consummate professional and despite our demanding schedule, he was more than equal to the task. I would not hesitate to recommend him.”
“I met Ben in 2011 at an Open House with an idea of what I was seeking. Since then, my vision has gone through several amendments and upheavals. Through it all, Ben was forever patient and happy to provide whatever information I requested. Most recently, I began a serious house search, and it did not take long before my offer was accepted. Ben was able to connect me with expert professionals who could make this purchase happen on my terms. I will be forever grateful for Ben’s professionalism, patience, expertise, honesty, integrity, friendship and ability to always go above and beyond. Needless to say, Ben will be selling my current property.” 🙂
With thanks and blessings,
-Diedre (Dee Dee) Gumley
“We have known Cydney Green since our return to the Ottawa area and subsequent purchase of a home in Richmond ON, in 1996. Cydney is for all intents and purposes, part of our our extended family since our immediate family has made eight sale/purchase transactions with her. Whether showing us homes, carefully assessing our needs and wants, offering constructive criticism, or being honest and upfront about our choices and market conditions, Cydney and her team have always acted with care, concern, and professionalism. Our most recent sale and purchase progressed very smoothly and stress free and we are now happily retired in our little peice of paradise. My wife and I, and our children, will always highly recommend Cydney and her Royal Lepage team to any one seeking to buy or sell property in the Ottawa area.”
-Colin & Diane
Ben is a true professional who helped put us at ease for the purchase of our home. As first time homebuyers, he helped us weigh the pros and cons of properties and provided information we never would have thought to ask. In addition, he set us up with the contacts needed to make the whole experience stress free. Buying a house couldn’t have been easier thanks to Ben. We love our new place and wouldn’t hesitate to work with Ben again.
-Jordan & Lauren Sinclair
“I thought I could get away with using real estate search engines on the internet to find our first home/investment property. That was a lengthy mistake. After months of searching for homes on our own with minimal use of another agent, we were introduced to Ben. Ben carefully listened to both my wife and I, figured out what we wanted, and found us our first home in under a week (remarkable considering we spent about 4 months with the previous agent).
Ben didn’t stop there. He helped us through the negotiation and saved us about $25k off the listing price. He then found us a great home inspector; mortgage broker, general contractor, and so much more that simplified what could have been a complicated and unnerving process for first-time home buyers/investors like us.
Ben also made himself available to us literally whenever and wherever, even if that meant coming by to see us the night after making supper for his 91 year-old grandmother! And when Ben didn’t know an answer (which was rare) to one of our many, many, many questions, he would get in touch with a local expert or two and have an answer for us within the same day.
Ben has put us on such strong footing as we start to build our real estate portfolio that we’re already planning for him to find us our second home/investment. And then every home after that. Ben is basically part of the family now.”
-Peter & Kathleen
“My Fiancé and I were set out to buy our first home on the outskirts of Ottawa, through recommendation, we were lead right to Ben and we couldn’t have been more wisely instructed. It Literally only took about a week to find our dream property. Ben was so easy to get a hold of when we had questions, and was very easy going during showings. He pointed some hidden things about the homes we’ve seen, as well as the obvious, If your looking for an easy going agent who isn’t afraid to get you what YOU want, this is truthfully the man for the job. He’s very patient and listens to everything you tell him. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience and if the day comes where we have to sell for some reason, Ben will be the man to do so, Very Pleased.”
-Kim and Geoff
Ben’s patience and expertise really made our first-time buying experience a success. He took the time to explore a number of different properties with us, provided us with qualified advice, facilitated all aspects of our purchase, and was always available to answer questions. The process of buying a home can be intimidating, however Ben’s calm demeanor and professional poise is why we have, and will continue to, recommend his services to our friends and family.
-Wayne & Tiffany
Ben is a professional, friendly, informative and remarkably skilled realtor. As first time home-buyers, Ben made sure we were well taken care of from the beginning of our search to beyond move in day. He is extremely committed to his clients’ happiness and satisfaction. We won’t hesitate to use Ben’s services again.
-Lauren & Dustin
“I contacted Ben because he came highly recommended by a personal friend, who had done several real estate deals with him in the past, and said that he would work hard for us. When I met Ben, what sold me on signing him as our agent was his genuine enthusiasm and straight forwardness. I was impressed by the plan he presented, and the investment in research and marketing that he proposed. Ben took the time to understand my property, the area and our individual needs. He stayed in constant communication with us throughout the selling process, listened to our concerns and helped us troubleshoot when challenges arose. Our property was not an easy sell, but Ben was committed to getting our home sold, and as reputed, he got results, in a much shorter time than we had even anticipated!”
“I am honored to recommend the brokerage services of Cydney Green. In 2011, I began the search for my home. I was a first time buyer with very specific requirements, backed by a modest budget. I had confidence that I would be able to find something to my liking. To my dismay, after two years of presenting offers through various real-estate agents, I have failed to find my home. The advice I started getting was “increase your budget” or “reduce your requirements” from the very people that were representing me, even though the current market dictated otherwise.
I made the decision to contact Cydney Green by recommendation of a family friend. Cydney immediately recovered my confidence with my set budget and reiterated that my requirements are more than reasonable. She did extensive research on the properties I was most interested in – everything from the history of the property to understanding the seller’s state of mind. Within a week, I was presented with a concrete plan to try and close a property at a price I thought was impossible.
Within two months of meeting Cydney, and after two years of searching for a home, my search was finally over. After presenting the sellers with a set of strategic offers executed under her plan, I am now a proud owner of a beach front property which sold for an amount below my budget – a purchase that I was convinced was impossible just a few weeks ago. Cydney’s network, experience, and knowledge of properties achieved what four other agents could not.
It is my hope that this recommendation allows Cydney Green to represent you in the outstanding manner she represented me.”
“I have to admit we were a bit sceptical about hiring a Realtor. You see all those DIY shows about how to stage your house and how to get a quick sale saving yourself thousands of dollars in the process. Why couldn’t we do that? This was not our first house sale and the experience with previous Realtors left us underwhelmed. However, we wanted to sell in a slow market in a slow area so we thought it best to at least interview some Realtor’s and see what they had to offer. We met Cydney first and she was personable and engaging from the beginning. The extra value added services they offered to us along with their honesty and education in the Richmond market sold us on hiring them to represent us. We are so glad we did!!
Then we met Ben and his professionalism and charm won us over immediately. He and his team staged our house and lent us the pieces that we were missing to really add the finishing touches and make our home stand out amongst the many listings in our area. They did the work, brought in furniture, art and accessories that we needed to make the house look like a home (it was pretty sparse before). The photographer they work with is amazing, the photos they took really made our house look great in the marketing materials.
Then we waited, hoping for an offer, but the market as a whole was slow. Ben kept working hard for us, trying different marketing tactics, holding open houses, working hard over the slow summer months to sell our home when there was a significant amount of inventory on the market.
Once we got an offer Ben proved himself to be a skilled negotiator. There is no doubt in my mind that he got us more money for our home than we could have on our own. the process was stress free for us, he handled everything flawlessly. Of course the great job he did selling our home meant we were going to be homeless in short order if we didn’t find something new. He and my husband went out on house hunting trips while I was out of town, and previewed homes on our favoured areas. I got back into town and we went out straight away to look for a new house. Ben’s knowledge of the market and his candour when looking at homes was incredibly valuable. Thankfully we found one and he got us a better price on the home in our dream area of town than anyone else could have. He has excellent knowledge of real estate and we were happy with the services of everyone he recommended. It was a stress free as a big move can be!
I have been bragging to everyone about just how wonderful this process was. I truly think we are better off financially having used Ben’s services than we would have been saving on the commission and not using a Realtor. He made a big move (for us) an easy process in a slow market. Ours is one of the few homes that has sold recently in Richmond and I don’t doubt it’s because of Ben.
I would recommend his services to anyone, without hesitation. I know he will be our first call if we ever sell this house.” 🙂
-Drew & Stephanie
“In the search for our new home, Ben was amazing. He took great care in finding out exactly what we were looking for, and seemed to really care about making sure that we found a home that was the right fit for us. He was very helpful in showing us what to look for during the viewings (there were many of them) and gave us lots of great advice. He was very patient and professional. We ended up with a fantastic home in a great neighbourhood, and we’re really grateful to Ben for all of his help. Our whole experience from start to finish was first-class, and we’re glad to have chosen Ben to guide us through the transition of downsizing.”
-Debbie & Steve