Ben Wightman and Cydney Green - Client Testimonials


Jerry Mayer

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.


Hayley James

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.


Peter Goddard

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


Alan Roberston

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.


Heather Knight

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.


Matthew and Renate

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!


Darren and Tanja O’Connell

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.


Brian Fetter

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 Woodland

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.


Mary and Rob Scott

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.


Stephen Larock

We had a fantastic experience working with Ben, who supported us for almost 5 years of searching for the right home in the right neighborhood. He is very knowledgeable of homes and the market, and was quick to give us information on upcoming properties that might fit our criteria. When we found the right house, Ben guided us through the best approach to be the successful buyer in a competitive situation, then quickly turned his focus from buying to selling our existing home, which was accomplished in 5 days at $20k over asking. We highly recommend Ben and his team!


Lynn Sheppard

I was so nervous about selling my house but Ben made sure everything went smoothly. My house was only on the market for a couple days and it sold for a much higher price than I expected! I couldn’t have asked for a better Realtor!


Eric Odegard

Ben was amazing to work with. He’s very organized and knowledgeable with respect to the City and it’s neighborhoods. Most important to us was how responsive Ben was during our search. If ever we had questions he would respond quickly with a clear and meaningful answer. He made our search for a new house in a new city stress free.


Brian Woodland

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.


Jordy + Sara

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.


Jonathan

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.


Sarah

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.


Anita

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.


Diedre

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. I would not use any other realtor, as Ben is not only an expert in his field but he is also an honest and caring individual. Thanks Ben for taking the worry out of this process. You’re awesome!


Deb Murray

Amazing service, Ben is very helpful and knowledgeable.


Colin Beaudry

Ben is completely approachable with a fantastic wealth of knowledge. Totally recommend him and his service couldn’t be more impressed.


Jordan Bennett

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.


Peter Nasr

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!


Patrick McNairnay

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.


Penny White

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.


Lindsay Robinson

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.


Bev Lasalle

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.


Rachel

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.


Jamie K

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.


Alexander Hernen

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+


Rosemary & Peter

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.


Colin Pritchard

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.


Mary and Rob

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Ben this summer (2017) to find our new home in Ottawa. His easy going manner, excellent knowledge of the Ottawa market, and attention to detail were impressive. Since we were new to the Ottawa market, he patiently familiarized us with potential locations that matched our criteria. As he learned our specific requirements, the search narrowed until the perfect site was discovered in record time. Securing the property could have presented a problem due to the hot market and multiple interested parties, but Ben masterfully navigated us through the process. The perfect home was ours within 24 hours. We are grateful to Ben for making what can be a stressful time so easy, and would highly recommend him to friends or associates.


Jesse & Alyssa

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!


Dayna Bourgoin & Ron Harwood

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!


Sarah (and David)

“Ben stands out as a professional in a market flooded with unpredictable realtors. After having a number of bad experiences, we were referred to Ben and decided to give him a try. I’ll never go to anyone else. He is accessible, has a clear head, and can negotiate skillfully. I never once felt out of the loop or concerned about the process of selling. He made it painless. Ben has it under control. He is creative and not afraid to get dirty. He takes the time and care needed without making you feel rushed. Ben is a class act and the best realtor I’ve ever met. You will not be disappointed if you give him your business.”


Diedre Gumley

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,


Kathryn Dunk

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!


Read and Krissy

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. Ben was clearly looking out for us above all else! He made himself available at all times (even during the Superbowl and while on vacation!), happily answering our unending number of questions 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!


Lisa & Matt

“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!”


Jeff & Elaine

“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.”


Sheamus Murphy

“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.”


Diedre (Dee Dee) Gumley

“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,