We are proud to be one of the top real estate teams in the city of Ottawa. But don’t take our word for it – see what our clients have to say:
When you put your home up for sale what do you expect?
I expect someone who knows the market where my home is located so the house will sell for what its value is.
Karen knows what other houses have sold for in your area and prices it right. I know because other agents who approached us wanted to list it for a much lower price.
I expect someone who shows interest and I know is doing whatever it takes to sell my house as quickly as possible for as much money as it will sell for.
Karen Cayer and her team Ottawa 4 You did all this and we sold our home within 2 weeks for 99% of asking price.
She and her team did their homework and a little bit more. Lindsey, one of the team members, is an interior styling designer and she came to our home and helped Marianne set up her house so it looked its very best. At first Marianne was a little put out as she also considers herself good at design, but she paid the designer the highest form of compliment. She hired her to help giver her some ideas on how to stage her new home.
Sarah will spend time helping you find a home if you don't have one. We had already purchased a new home but this girl was so good we recommended her to others looking for a home and they are also raving about her.
Karen's assistant, Amanda, was always very good at getting to us promptly when someone was coming to look at our home, and not sure what kind of marketing they did but we sure had a lot of potential buyers come through our door.
When you hire Karen you get a team of professionals, and they say someone is only as good as their team. In real estate Karen Cayer and her team are one of the best.
— William & Marianne S
Karen Cayer and her team provided me with an excellent service. She converted an onerous task into a fun experience and it took her only about 1 month and a half to list, sell and transfer my house to new owners. And all of this in a very difficult area to sell quickly. She brings integrity, competency and caring, and presents your property in the best light. Lots of people came to view the property, leading to a quick sale.
— Arthur B
Thank you so much to Karen Cayer and her excellent team for their hard work preparing and selling our home. We were pleased with Amanda's prompt & efficient service, Lindsey's great ideas for staging and Erin's beautiful pictures. We highly recommend Karen for anyone who is buying or selling a home.
— Janet & Charlie G
Karen is an excellent agent who takes the time to figure out what you need. We highly recommend her and have had nothing but good experiences with Karen and her team.
— Alexandra S
We had a really good experience with [Sarah Cameron] here. We were buying and got matched with someone who only buys homes. She was a pleasure to work with, and it was always apparent that she had our best interests in mind. Highly recommended!
— Marguerite M
Karen and her team go "above and beyond" in every way imaginable. They recently helped us sell our house, getting us from start to finish in just a few weeks. The staging services by Lindsey Orr are excellent and a lot of fun (tho sometimes surprising!). Karen oversees it all with her special personal touch and genuine care for her clients. Highly recommended.
— Christine T
We just found our new home with help from Karen and her team! It took us quite awhile to find the right fit for us...... Karen treated us with patience and respect throughout the whole process. She understood how important it was for us to feel completely comfortable in our choice and gave us support to make the best decision for us! Thank you Karen and team!
— Lynn F
Karen and the Ottawa 4 You team were dependable, honest, and patient. They took the time to walk me through all of the details pertaining to the sale of my house, and ensured that I was informed of what to expect with open houses and showings. Karen also helped me purchase my new home having done extensive research and taking me to many appointments and open houses without ever feeling pressured to make a decision. With buying and selling a home being such an important life decision, I always felt that Karen had my best interests at heart and I could trust her judgment, and expert and personal opinions. I would recommend Karen and the Ottawa 4 You team to anyone looking to sell or buy their home.
— Josh D.
As a first time buyer I was nervous about buying my first home but the Ottawa 4 You team made the experience not only way less scary, but even really fun. The team was there to answer my questions every step of the way and I felt so much more comfortable knowing that they had my best interests in mind. In the end, they helped me find the PERFECT home and almost 2 years later, I still feel confident that they helped me make the right choice. I've since recommended Ottawa 4 You to several friends and every single one has had the same positive experience as I had.
I cannot say enough about Karen Cayer and her team at Keller Williams Real Estate. I had my home listed with another Realtor in my area with no results and should have gone back to Karen as she sold our other home. After losing my husband I didn't know what to do, Karen and her team came in and just took over. The girls were amazing! Everything was so professional from the first day and then with updates. I would certainly recommend this team if anticipating selling your home. Mine sold in TEN days!!
— Liz D
Lindsey provided us with staging assistance as we prepared our home to be listed for sale. Lindsey has a great eye for visual design, flow of physical spaces, and a knack for seeing potential in random objects. We loved the changes she did to prepare our home for sale, which included removal of some furniture pieces, rearranging artwork and decorative items, and shifting some room layouts. Lindsey was a pleasure to work with, very professional yet approachable and respectful of our home. We hope to use Lindsey to help us in our new home, we were so impressed with what she provided us with in this one. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lindsey for any project, big or small.
— Natalie C.
After nine moves with the military, our experience with the Ottawa 4 You Team has been an exceptional one. Their professionalism, knowledge and availability made the experience a thoroughly enjoyable one. The advice and friendship throughout the sometime unnerving process of purchasing a home helped us in making the right choices and finding THE place for us. Many thanks to the Ottawa 4 You team.
— Marie-Ève T. & Stéphane D.
In all aspects of the sale of my mother’s condominium apartment, Karen presented herself to be a true professional. She demonstrated very good communications skills throughout the various aspects of the sale. Karen also was very supportive throughout the sales process and that was very helpful. I very much appreciated her advice and support during a stressful time.
— Bob F.
Karen and the Team were very helpful through the sale of our condo and buying of our perfect home in less than a month. The Ottawa 4 You team set up countless appointments for showings during several evenings and weekends until we found our home. We will recommend the Ottawa 4 You team to anyone we know looking to buy or sell a home.
— Josh & Sarah W.
We're a couple with 2 teenage kids from out of town looking to purchase a house in Ottawa. We sold our home quickly and barely had a month to find a new place. We were lucky to work with the Ottawa 4 You team who organized many visits in a timely fashion. With their help, we finally found a great home with everything we were looking for included and was able to close the purchase in such a short time. I would strongly recommend the Ottawa 4 You team to anyone looking for an agent and wouldn't hesitate to use their services if needed in the future.
— Pascal L.
I had an agent come into my home and give me an estimate which I was completely unsatisfied with, then I brought in Karen. I immediately knew this was the right choice as she took her time to listen to my concerns, look at the work that was done on my home and gave me an estimate that I was happy with. Karen really knew her job, she was patient with me and hired a professional photographer and did professional staging, all of these things combined got my house sold in just 5 days !! I never dreamed it would sell that fast and now I recommend Karen and her team to all of my colleagues, clients and friends!
— Christine A.
I was aware that it was a difficult time to sell in a slowing market and Karen presented the facts, identified opportunities and inspired confidence. The result was 2 offers coming in after just 3 days on the market. I think this demonstrates her knowledge of the market, networking and ability to find the right price for a sale.
— Kate R.
Our agent made searching for our new home easy and even fun. She was always professional, arrived at arranged times, promptly took care of any concerns or questions we had and always provided us with updates. She is the best agent we have ever dealt with!
— Trudy M.
I know that we have thanked you along the way but wanted to say another BIG thank you for the wonderful job you did selling mom's condo. From the reassuring Bengal Spice tea, to lugging boxes of stuff up and down stairs, to providing us with timely updates, and finally to closing the deal. We appreciate every step in the process.
We were amazed at the amount of attention and dedication we received from Karen and Allan as a team. They made the whole process easy for us. You would think that we were their only clients. Thanks to their dedication we are living in our dream home.
— Dianne and Pierre L.
When buying our new home, my wife and I were very pleased with the professional service we received from Ottawa 4 You. They helped us focus on the areas that best suited our needs and price range and after a few visits we had an accepted offer. Important repairs were paid by the vendor as a result of their expert advice!
— Peter & Rachelle
The Ottawa 4 You Marketing Team was instrumental in making sure that our house looked fabulous and sold quickly. They recommended designer colours, provided names of reliable trades people and took charge of the whole process. The results were beyond our expectation and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the team to our family and friends!
— Julie & Danny
Allan and Karen Cayer have a stellar resume. Their experience and knowledge was evident right from our first meeting. We appreciated their strong communication skills and that they were always available when we needed them. It was very exciting to get an offer after one day on the market and to see the sold sign go up!
— Stephanie & Sean R.
As repeat clients we always depend on Karen’s strong knowledge of the market, of good value for investment, and her tactful skill maintaining the focus on our personal priorities. We choose Karen for her honesty, integrity and sense of humour.
— Gail T. & Jim C.
Our house was professionally presented on the web. Karen’s strong negotiating skills netted us more for our house. We highly recommend Karen and her team.
— Herb & Brenda S.
We received the best service possible with Karen and her team. They always put the client first and reassure each step of the way. We were very satisfied and would highly recommend Karen to any one thinking of selling their home.
— Joti B. & Sakib E.
Karen and her team were extremely helpful through the sale of our home and the buying of a new home. They had regular communication with us every step of the way.
We have sold our own homes in the past and had difficulty trusting any real estate agents. Karen and Allan kept their promises and came through with flying colours.
— Shelley & Mark G.
We have had the privilege of working with Karen Cayer when we bought our first home. Karen was informative, explaining the steps involved in buying a home, and what we could expect next. She answered all of our questions and kept us updated. She showed great customer service assisting us right to the end, even when problems arose after we had moved in. She consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty as a realtor, with the best interest of her clients at heart. The process was very enjoyable and I would whole-heartedly refer Karen Cayer to anyone looking for a fantastic real estate agent!
— Andrew and Rachelle G.
As first time home buyers we really had no idea of what was involved in buying a home. Karen took the time to explain why it was important to have someone represent your interests when purchasing a home - what she said made alot of sense to us. She thoroughly explained the home buying process from A-Z and put us in contact with knowledgeable and professional people who helped with other services we needed to purchase a home. Overall our home buying experience with Karen was easy and simple because she took the time to make sure we were well taken care of!
— Tara B.
I also need to chip in here and thank you. Please know that you can count on us for a reference any time. You and your team are really top rate. We really appreciated how you and your team have handled the condo sale, disposal of stuff, the advice along the way, the closure.
I think I mentioned to you that you were referred to us by Dick and Peggy who provided a strong reference, as did all three of the other references we contacted. None had anything but praise for your team....like we also now have. Please let us know if you ever require a reference as it will be as strong as the ones we received.
In October, we purchased a perfect home, resulting in us scrambling to sell our existing home. We were not satisfied with some of the recommendations with the agent we were using and interviewed 5 others, and it was Karen's team that was at the top of our list. Maureen and I had a real rapport with Karen Cayer right from the first meeting. She was very frank in her opinions but a good listener and empathetic with our needs. We knew that we could trust Karen and her team. They were in close communications with us and we could easily contact them. Their assessments and recommendations were sound. They knew the market and had good contacts in their business. The photography, combined with the excellent webpage write-up and virtual tour brought in the right potential buyers. To our delight, the final document for our house sale closing was delivered to us on Christmas Day. Right up to our move and beyond Karen Cayer and her team were there to support us. Karen's team met the challenge of helping us sell our house in the slowest months of the year.
— Jerry and Maureen F.
Karen and her team provided us with outstanding service in helping to sell our home. Extensive market research, combined with the instinct gained through years of experience enabled them to set the perfect asking price. They gave us excellent advice on how best to present the house for showing. They were available, patient and sensitive to our needs during the process, keeping our stress level down to a minimum! Once we were ready to list the house, it received maximum market exposure. As a result of the expertise and integrity of this team, our home sold in three days, almost at our asking price. We would recommend Karen and Alan Cayer to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
— Cathy B. & Kyle M.
When we made the decision to look for a Condo Karen was with us every step of the way. She found our likes and dislikes and assessed our needs. There was not a week that went by that we did not meet with her. Through out the process Karen gave us good advice, helped us through the hurdles and found the answers to the many questions we asked.
Once we bought the condo Karen had our house up and sold in 48 hours. We were pleased with both the purchase of our condo and the sale of our home. We would not hesitate to recommend Karen to any one looking to buy or sell property.
— Bev H. and Ron W.
We have worked with Karen over the past two years and have been delighted with her service. We met Karen while searching for our first home; we had no agent at the time. Karen was the first one to offer her assistance when we called about one of her listings. She was eager to answer any questions and always returned messages in a timely fashion. She was patient while helping to view countless houses and a great negotiator when it came to closing the deal.
After a change in career paths we needed to move. Karen managed to sell our home in six days over our asking price! After working with Karen and comparing her service with others in the market we would be hard pressed to go with anyone else. She is a dedicated, trustworthy sales representative and a good friend to have. We thank her very much for all her guidance and persistence. We would definitely use her services again in the future.
— Erika & Graeme
I have wanted to write to your team for some time to thank you all for the attention you gave to helping us sell our country home!
Moving to the city from the country was difficult but we had never anticipated how long it would take to sell our home. Our first realtor we felt should be local. They convinced us that a snazzy web site was all that was needed to sell our home but after almost a year with 8 showings we knew there was a problem.
A friend recommended the Ottawa 4 You team for their hard work and integrity. From the first moment Theresa walked through our home, I could feel that she was on board with her business head and heart, to help us sell our home quickly. She checked the pricing of the houses that had sold in our price range [when ours had just sat there] and brought in Kirsi to update the look of home without making costly major renovations! All in all, following their advice brought more buyers to see our home in two weeks, than had been through in a year!!!
The volumes of people kept coming but the country market was getting soft as the winter season crept in. That's where Theresa's sales experience shone brightly. She worked with EVERY lead until we had multiple interested buyers considering an offer. Theresa spoke with their realtors pointing out the benefits of our home and never left that to a website alone. It was her seasoned sales ability, how she responded to comments from showings and Kirsi's valuable facelift that placed a new family in our lovely country home within a very short time of listing!!!!
Like the wise friend who recommended the Ottawa 4 You team to me.... I highly recommend them to you!!!