Ben Wightman and Cydney Green – Client Testimonials

Ben and his team were excellent. Made selling my mother's home easy during a difficult period in her life. He was very patient and helpful. Would definitely recommend them to friends and family for the selling of their homes or when looking for a new place to call home. Their help was priceless.

Debbie Finocchio

We had a wonderful experience working with Ben to sell our home. Ben is a great communicator, he has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and always has your best interests in mind. The resources he provides to facilitate the sale process are incredibly helpful. Ben is easy to work with and we trusted him completely to guide us through our home sale. We were very happy with the entire process and would highly recommend Ben!

Ben Kane

I can’t say enough about Ben. We’ve gone through several real estate transactions with other realtors, and I can say with absolute certainty that Ben is without a doubt the best realtor we’ve ever worked with. He provides top-notch white glove service. He is honest, he has integrity, he’s extremely hard-working, and most of all he is committed to providing his clients with the best service possible. He literally makes you feel like you’re his only client. He is without a doubt the number one realtor in Ottawa!

Ife Ashabo

We recently worked with Ben Wightman and Ryan Murray on both the sale of our former townhouse and purchase of our new home. We couldn't be happier with their services, and the final result! On our home search, Ben was diligent in presenting options to us, going above and beyond to share his insights and seek out invaluable information. He was always quick to prepare paperwork and answer our questions, showing deep market knowledge and experience in his answers. He provided a guiding hand in the offer process without being pushy. Ryan led on the sale of our townhouse, which was also seamless. Being out of town and having tenants made careful management a must. Ryan was both thoughtful and thorough in his engagement with us, and with potential buyers. In the end we were thrilled with our quick sale, at a great price. We would not hesitate to recommend Ben and Ryan to other prospective buyers or seller!

James Clark

We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor to sell our home. Ben was available to us from beginning to end. Answering all of our questions and meeting our needs. We received sound advice at all times. The marketing tools Ben used ( aerial video of property, brochures, open houses) were exceptional. Communication was always open. Thank you Ben for all you did. ♥️

Kimberly McBride

Ben was very professional from day one. His marketing is unbelievable we had over 40 showing in a very tough market and he was there every step of the way. I would recommend Ben to anyone wanting to sell their home.

Patrick Delahunty

I want to thank Ben and his team for representing us for the sale and purchase of our new home. Ben was always available and very responsive to every question we had. I would highly recommend Ben and his team if you are looking for great representation is this tough real estate market. Thanks for everything Ben!

Kevin Lamer

We were so fortunate to have Ben and his team represent us for the sale of my mother's home. Ben provided professional and knowledgeable service from the get-go. There was never any pressure. The property was expertly represented through staging, photography high quality brochures and a dedicated website for the property which included a very thoughtful drone video of the town of Richmond highlighting points of interest!! All emails and texts are responded to quickly and I never felt that any question was unnecessary. I highly recommend Ben and his team to anyone in need of a seller / buyer real estate agent. You will be in very good hands!

Pam Tompkins

Amazing service. Ben worked with me for 2 years to help me buy my first home possibly in the worse time for a first home buyer. Would definitely work with him again in the future.

Bruno Cousineau

My house came to life under Ben and team's vision and showcase; from great staging, vivid pictures, and impressive videos. The property website that was created for us was exceptionally beautiful and detailed. His calculated guidance and patient demeanor helped ease our anxiety of moving after being in our house for 36 years. We are very grateful to Ben and his team for a wonderfully memorable transition.

Rufino Dasilva

I had a unit up for lease and Ben was very helpful in the process. It took longer than expected but he was very patient and always look for my best interest. I highly recommend him for any real estate deal.

Huy Giang

I have bought and sold many houses in Ottawa. The level of service and professionalism of Ben and his whole team are impressive. In a challenging market, Ben guided us to maximizing our return on the sale of our house and helped us to buy a fabulous property.

Guy Somers

As first-time home buyers, Ben was the steady guiding hand we needed while going through the process. His honesty, transparency, and kindness made a stressful time very easy. He is very knowledgeable of the Richmond area and a seasoned professional in the realty business. Ben was always very accommodating to our wishes and helped negotiate an incredible deal for us. We are so, so happy with our new home and we would highly recommend Ben to anyone.

Katie Barrett

Ben is the best real estate agent I have ever had working for me and at 64 yrs old I have sold quite a few houses!!

Tim Allin

I have bought and sold many homes since the 90's with Cyd and later with Ben. I always come back for the same reasons, honesty at levels of the transaction, zero high pressure tactics, and compassion dealing with sensitive situations like my recent estate sale involving displaced tenants. I will certainly be contacting Ben for my next purchase.

Todd Monahan

I can't recommend Ben Wightman highly enough. He helped us with the purchase of our first home in 2016, and he was the perfect quarterback for its recent sale and the purchase of our new home in 2022. Ben gave us excellent advice and referrals on the many projects required to get ready for sale and likewise after our move - the definition of going above and beyond the call of duty. Our trust in his advice has been rewarded in droves. Ben is a highly experienced real estate agent and you should enlist his services!

Sheamus Murphy

Ben was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful from start to finish. At first we had some hesitation for the staging process has it involved us removing most of our home's content into storage while the stager (Nona) brought their own items in. They also suggested repainting some walls and finish all uncompleted projects around the house. Ben and his team were there to help for the 2 week deadline duration before putting the house for sale with the help of Doug and Ryan. Honestly the house was so beautiful we contemplated keeping it hehehe....The house sold over-asking by over 15% in a slowing market. Overall we were blown away how well Ben walked us trough each step of the way until the SOLD sign was placed on the front lawn. Glad we chose them to help us sell our home. Definitely recommend 100%

Jean-Marc LeBlanc

From our first meeting it was clear we were a priority. Ben listened to what was important for us and then took charge to make sure every detail was covered so that we could continue with our busy lives. He was professional, and results driven, all the while an absolute pleasure. We felt we were in good hands and we were right. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to partner with Ben to sell our property. Highly recommend.

Deirdre Ayre

Ben smoothly streamlined my selling & buying experience from start to finish. He helped me to buy my new family home and I was equally thrilled to have him represent the sale of my existing home, which sold above asking within a week of listing! Ben’s an excellent, client-focused and caring professional with a high level of expertise and integrity. As a result, Ben maintains a high level of respect within the community. Amazing experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jaclyn Dann

We met with two realtors before selling our home - the choice was an easy one. Ben was incredibly knowledgeable about the houses recently sold in the area, those currently listed, and the buyers looking for our style home. He has a great team that helped us to prepare our home for sale and had great communication throughout the whole process. Ultimately our house sold for more than we expected in a short amount of time. We would highly recommend Ben to anyone.

Rebecca and Tom Stewart

Ben and his team did an exceptional job in the sale of my mother's home. Ben took care of it all--advice, arranging renovations, the listing, negotiating, sale and all the small details afterward. He's also empathetic and understanding. Ben took the pressure off of us and got impressive results. He's a pleasure to work with!

Jen Braaksma

We had planned to shop around for agents but once we met with Ben we were sold. Ben is very knowledgeable , and he did a great job explaining the plan to market our property. He was very responsive to any of our inquiries, and his team did an excellent job in helping us prep our home for sale. His expertise and knowledge of the Ottawa market resulted in a quick sale and above market value. We highly recommend Ben to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Tom and Beth

From start to finish, Ben provided nothing less than an exemplary service. He understood our needs and worked with us to help us understand the process, our options and resolve any questions in a timely fashion. We would recommend Ben to anyone looking for an Agent.

Claire Harris

Working with Cydney and Ben was a great experience. With their professionalism, knowledge and experience, we were able to finalize a sale within the month. Thanks again to Team Royal Lepage.

Colleen and Dwight James

I have had the pleasure of working with Ben now in 3 different scenarios. He helped find me my first home, then helped me sell it, and buy my second home. His transparency and honesty is refreshing and throughout the process he always made me feel secure in my decisions. He was always available and willing to accommodate my less than ideal schedule. It is because of all of this that I have recommended Ben to many friends of mine and will continue to do so. Thank you, Ben!

Stephanie Curridor

Best in the business. Ben is awesome. If you’re looking to purchase or sell a home Ben is the man. Ben made our first home buying experience so easy! His knowledge, flexibility, & attention to detail made us feel confident in our decisions & ultimately scored us our perfect home! We couldn’t be happier. 10/10 would recommend him to everyone I know.

Lucas Hailu and Alexa Maimone

We hired Ben for the second time to help us sell our house and buy our new one. The entire experience was great and the result was even better. Don't be fooled by his laid back approach in the beginning as when the chips are down and it comes time to do the best deal possible he turns into a totally different person. And boy did he deliver. His advice is always sound and backed by clear data and reasoning and his team makes sure that all the right things happen when they should. He isn't happy with good, he pushes for great. We got more than we wanted for our house because of him and we would recommend him without hesitation.

Lynda and Tony Partner

How can I put my experience into words. Hmmm....Working with Ben Wightman and his team has been the most painLESS pleasant, easy, stress FREE, wonderful experience EVER! I have sold two homes and have never had an experience like this with a realtor. I would sell 10 more houses with Ben in a heartbeat! When we met, he asked me to trust him and told me he would look after me, and he did! He took care of EVERYTHING! Honestly a white glove experience! He helped me with contractors, his stager Nona was amazing! His assistant Bailey was great! Ben is the most kind, polite, honest man. A man of his word! (never seen that in a Realtor until now) A rare gem! But a shark in his field!! He worked crazy hard for us! There were many obstacles in selling my place, MANY, but because of Ben and his team, the experience was effortless on our part! But great effort on his part 110% !! Thank you Team Ben!! Thank you!

Saira Almas

My wife and I had originally met Ben through a referral from a close friend. Over the last 8 years, he’s helped us navigate through the intense housing market here in Ottawa and has seen our family grow and move through 3 different homes all in which he was apart of. We have developed more then just a working relationship with Ben as our families have also grown close. He’s not only great at his profession, he’s a fantastic person to be around and always wanted the best for us which really means a lot these days. Thanks again Ben for the smooth quick sale!!

Geoff Compton

Ben is a fantastic realtor. We’ve used his services for three transactions now, and have recommended him to everyone we know. He helped us get top dollar for our properties, including more than a hundred thousand dollars over asking for our most recent sale. Ben also has a very keen eye for value-priced properties in the Ottawa area, and knows the market extremely well. If we buy in Ottawa again, we will 100% utilize his services again.

Matthew Daluz

You are in good hands with this realtor. Ben has acted as my realtor for several properties, and each time he has blown me away with his professionalism and ability to get the job done, no matter the obstacle. You can tell that he cares about his clients and works round the clock to do his best for them. He has an amazing team that also exceeds expectations, from the stager to the photographer. He really takes care of everything so you don’t have to. If I could add another star to this rating, I would!

Renate Anna Kandler

Ben was amazing at helping us buy and sell a home. He reduced the overall stress with the entire process. We were worried at first at the suggestion of buying first and selling second but he was absolutely right on all of his advice. His strategy has adapted to the current real estate market and he keeps on top of current trends. His best advice was making sure we were well informed with our offer price. We went in fully expecting to have to go through this process a few times. We won our first bid due to Ben’s advice. Ben set great expectations on what a home would sell for and what to expect from competing offers. His skills at selling a home were perfect as well. He timed everything well and pushed to list before the spring rush. He set up the connections for getting the home staged and getting some minor repairs done. His reassurance during the showing process eased the stress and in the end we were happy. His confidence in suggesting a sale price and getting interest was key in getting multiple offers.

Tim Mok

Ben was recommended to my boyfriend and I by a family member when we were looking to purchase our first home. We were told that he is the best all around: professional, responsive, knowledgeable, detail-oriented, honest and easy to work with. Needless to say, he did not disappoint and lived up to every one of our expectations. He is willing to go the extra mile for his clients and it’s so appreciated. I would most definitely recommend Ben if you are looking for your perfect home. He made our first home buying experience nearly effortless.

Rielly Riggs

Ben was amazing when it came to the sale of my condo. He was able to effectively evaluate the market and take advantage of the fact inventory was very low. He also did a phenomenal job managing the sale while the unit was tenant occupied. He managed to work well with the tenant and his concerns while simultaneously ensuring my needs as the owner were met. This was especially impressive considering staging the unit for sale, and getting the unit freshly painted all needed to be done in a very tight window of time. Two thumbs up, I would highly recommend Ben for your real estate needs.

Tavis Austen

Ben made the sale of our home/purchase of our new home extremely quick and painless, and was always available to talk. He marketed our house perfectly, and found us exactly what we were looking for. He is definitely who we’ll be looking to for any future purchases.

Mark Laberge

From our first interaction we knew this team was for us. Professional team with expert guidance, Ben and Cydney helped us through every aspect of the process. Resulting in a very quick turnaround with an excellent offer, exceeding all our expectations. We highly recommend Ben and Cydney.

Randy and Colleen

From our first meeting with Ben, we knew that we could trust him with the sale of our home. He is friendly, experienced, efficient, and a great communicator. His team gave us great advice and direction on how to prepare our home for sale. We were downsizing and we needed to do quite a bit of decluttering. Ben and Cydney brought in a team of kind, trustworthy people to help us with that process. We couldn’t have done it without them. From day 1, Ben had a complete plan for our home sale. He quickly understood our circumstances and was very knowledgeable about the market so he knew how to price and time the sale accordingly. We appreciated that he answered all our questions, and made us feel comfortable during the sale process. We were working with a very compressed timeline. With Ben’s support, our home was listed quickly (with gorgeous photos courtesy of his photographers). Our home sold in a matter of hours. We were very pleased to work with Ben. A friend recommended him to us, and we will recommend him to all our friends.

Bernadette, Greg and Janina

We recently just purchased our first home with Cydney’s help. We were referred to Cydney through a family friend and we are so thankful for that. From day one Cydney was upbeat, cheerful, kind, caring and professional. She kept us calm through the stresses of buying a home and always made us feel like her number one priority. She knew exactly what we wanted and never fell short of making sure that is what we received. She went above and beyond to get us into our forever home and we couldn’t be more grateful for her. Thank you Cydney from the bottom of our hearts we couldn’t be happier at our new farm and we highly recommend you to anyone looking to purchase a home.

Kevin, Lauren and Colton Fitzpatrick

We recently had the great pleasure of working with Cydney Green to sell our home in Richmond. We have lived in the same home for over 25 years making the decision to sell difficult and the experience an emotional one. We have known Cydney since 1994 and value her experience and integrity. Our decision to work with Cydney to sell our home was a very easy one to make. Cydney came highly recommended to us and she successfully helped us find our new home too. You will be our first choice next time too. Thank you again Cydney.

Bruce and Barb Nairn

I recently worked with Ben to sell my Mom’s home; a difficult and emotional experience for me. From the beginning and throughout the process, Ben was compassionate and professional. Ben provided excellent end-to-end service including, but not limited to, a home assessment, the development and evolution of marketing strategies and the sale of the home. Ben is very personable and knowledgeable and has great negotiating skills; assets in my view that are essential when working with a real estate agent. I always felt Ben had my best interests at heart and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a class-act realtor.

Kim M.

Ben Wightman took care of the sale of our home in an extremely competent and professional manner. First and foremost, we were impressed by his genuine nature and personable approach. We always felt he had our very best interests in mind. He utilized the latest technological and innovative methods to help promote the sale. His vast experience and expertise were consistently displayed as he seamlessly overcame problem areas thoroughly and expeditiously. We have sold a number homes over the years. Ben is a man of integrity, and is clearly in an exalted league of his own in comparison to all other sales representatives we have experienced. He is the best of the best in our opinion. We would give Ben the highest possible recommendation to anyone planning to sell a home.

Jerry Mayer

I worked with Ben to purchase my very first home and he was incredible! He helped me every step of the way, in a tough market and we found my dream house! He is so knowledgeable, thorough, and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Hayley James

Ben was great and helpful in all the steps of the process of purchasing our house. Definitely recommend.

Peter Goddard

As being someone who has not been involved with the house market for twenty five years, right from the time of our first meeting, Ben and Cydney were honest and direct. They explained to me how the process would unfold so l wouldn’t be surprised, and recommended things that l could do to help with the sale. When it came to setting an asking price, they always listened to my thoughts. In those discussions it quickly became obvious that they knew their market and the players in local real estate. Their numerous showings of the house were comprehensive and beneficial in making this sale happen. It was during this time, the sudden outbreak of the coronavirus happened, they explained the shift in the market and the possible delay in selling. It is no exaggeration that selling a house is a stressful endeavor both emotionally and fiscally. They provided the support and confidence needed to know things would work out. Through it all they were Realtors who were clearly a partner and a friend. For all of these reasons this is why l can unconditionally recommend Ben and Cydney to my friends and acquaintances.

Alan Roberston

My family recently chose Ben to help us sell our parent’s home and the experience was wonderful from start to finish. It was a stressful time moving my parents and preparing the house for sale but Ben helped immensely by organising painters and a stager, both of whom did a spectacular job. He had an impressive marketing plan which resulted in a very successful open house and a full price offer. We are more than happy with the results and highly recommend Ben and his team.

Heather Knight

Unwaveringly present, competent, and effective. I was blown away by Ben’s professionalism and attention to detail throughout the whole process. I have total confidence in my realtor and his ability to follow through. An absolute pleasure to work with!

Matthew and Renate

It was a pleasure having Ben and Cydney represent us through the process of selling our home. Their market knowledge and advice from our first meeting through the final offer was incredible. Ben and Cydney and their team helped with renovations, staging and recommended a good real estate lawyer. The sale was incredibly quick and we received a great offer. Selling a home can be a stressful time and Ben and Cydney were there every step of the way to ensure we were as comfortable as possible.

Darren and Tanja O’Connell

Ben helped me sell a townhouse and purchase a condo. The condo purchase went really smoothly. I was worried about the process of selling my house as there had been some issues to address. Ben laid out a reasonable set of fixes to make and coordinated all of the work. He was able to reduce the overall stress involved in the process a lot and gave what I felt was very reasonable advice. The house also managed to sell for a good deal more than I had been expecting based on comparable properties and I attribute that to Ben’s efforts. I will definitely recommend him to others in the future!

Brian Fetter

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.

Brian Woodland

Congratulations Ben, another successful sale for the Scott’s. Your strategy was perfect and we were able to sell our home in one day, above asking, with all conditions removed in ten days….incredible. You asked us to trust you and are we glad we did. Thank you again for making the process so easy and painless. You are a true professional.

Mary and Rob Scott