About Doug


Ottawa Valley Born

 Doug was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, with family roots dating back to the 1800's. His ancestors migrated from Ireland and settled just south of Ottawa, near Osgoode, creating businesses, raising families, and contributing to what has made this country a great place to live.  He enjoys living in the exciting and eclectic neighbourhood of Hintonburg, Ottawa, which has become well known for its specialty shops, boutiques, and five-star dining. 

He carries this same passion for community today in everything he does. He excelled with a long time career in media, with the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, honing his skills in sales negotiation, advertising, marketing, networking, copy writing, photography and layout. Great training ground for a successful career in real estate sales! 

He has been affiliated with Royal Lepage, Gale Real Estate dating back to 2005. He still hangs his hat with this same brokerage today and is quoted saying "I really lucked out! The first brokerage I seriously investigated turned out to be the best one. So I stayed. I get to work with a respected brand, Royal Lepage, which is admired for integrity and knowledge in the market place. As agents, we are continually supplied with up-to-date market data, state-of-the-art tools and ongoing professional development."  

Sales Career

 Throughout Doug's long sales career he firmly believes that his clients' determine his level of success. His goal is nothing less than making the Buying or Selling process as seamless as possible. From the first stages of preparing and listing a property, right through to negotiating the best price, terms and conditions for his Seller clients, he is diligent on communication and being available for any concerns or challenges his clients face along the way.  "I believe in empowering my clients with timely market data and guidance with a solid strategy. The number one goal is to achieve top sale price for their house, and minimize the stress for them as much as possible". 

The same care and concern for a job well done is applied to the Buying process.  A ruthless hunter and skilled negotiator, he is relentless in his search for the best property, price and conditions for all of his Buyer clients. He employs a vast array of search tools, networking, and creativity to find just the right property. And, he draws from many years in negotiation in order to ensure his clients get maximium value for their dollar. "Knowledge is power!". 

Doug loves staying in touch with his clients long after the sale is complete. "The best testimonial is having clients remain loyal to me for many years."  To read the latest testimonials, please visit his webpage at: http://www.dougherbert.ca/testimonials.html

If you have any questions about the Buying or Selling process, please call him at his office: 

613-725-1171.  He is happy to help you.