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Royal Lepage Team Realty, Brokerage
"My husband and I got in touch with Doug through a friend. We are professors at Carleton University at Sprott Business School and immigrated to Canada fifteen years ago. Our house was our most significant asset in Canada. We were looking for one of the best realtors to sell our home, and we got it. The timing of the selling was a very complicated one. We put our house for sale at the end of May. The uncertainty created in the housing market due to the bank's increased interest rates made things more complicated for us. Doug did a fantastic job keeping in touch with us almost 24/7, showing empathy, listening to our concerns, and teamwork with us in brainstorming different initiatives to approach the segment market of our property. His negotiation skills are superb. He did an excellent job negotiating on our behalf. We sold the house at the approximate time he mentioned to us and according to our price expectations. He is a realtor that you can trust will always be acting in your best interest."
- Vilma Coutino-Hill September 2022
"I've known Doug Herbert for many years and when we wanted to list and sell our condo townhome we turned to him first. He is very knowledgeable about current market conditions and did his homework on recent listings and sales in our neighborhood. We had a few ups and downs during the process but throughout it all Doug maintained his professionalism and sense of humor. I would not hesitate to recommend Doug to anyone selling or buying a home."
- Mary and Tony Hogan
Doug’s advice was extremely valuable and made out first home purchase process much easier than we expected. He is extremely patient and has amazing negotiating skills. I am looking forward to working with Doug again in the future.
- Aline Maia and Lucas Mafaldo
Doug came to the first meeting with us well prepared. He listened to us. He was always positive, even though there were difficulties that could imede the sale. He answered all our questions clearly and discussed other options with us, as they arose. We experienced very little stress and in total the experience was actually enjoyable. We have been very pleased with our interactions with Doug Herbert, and we recommend him to anyone needing the services of a Real Estate Agent.
- Joan and Arthur Petch
My wife to be and myself came to Ottawa 2 short years ago from western Canada where everything is very different, at that time we got a rental place in west Ottawa while we took time to find out where we wanted to be.
We found Doug Herbert through a club I attend and meeting him changed our path and approach to looking for our future home!
Doug helped us search and scour all the listings (and areas not up yet!) west and south of Ottawa as we wanted a newer home, something close to Ottawa and something we could grow into!
At the start of our journey, we wanted something Very, Very, different than what we decided on!
Doug helped us focus our vision and brought us to the home we eventually purchased, we had fun in the process going through a few interesting properties with a few adventures with existing tenants along the way, and all with Doug never losing his bright smile and common-sense approach advising us on what is important to our search!
Since our purchase a month ago Doug has continued to deliver 5-star service and has made what was a complex first time process for our family simple and easy! We can’t recommend Doug enough and wouldn’t use or consider anyone else!
- Randy Peardon and Taryn Mader
"I would highly recommend working with Doug Herbert for your real estate needs. I come from a sales background and was initially very hesitant to rely on someone when, I, myself, am more motivated to sell myself and feel reasonably equipped to do so. By hiring a professional to work on my behalf, I alleviated the stress that would come with taking on the large task of buying and selling on my own. I greatly reduced the work in searching for appropriate homes and selling my own home and eliminated the task of navigating the legal portion involved in the process for both buying and selling.
Doug Herbert is a professional who is highly motivated for a successful outcome. From the beginning, the process was smooth and stress-free. Doug understood what I was looking for and worked with me as some of my preferences changed. In the end, I got the price I wanted for my home and found a great home to move into! I could not be happier!"
- Tara Reid
"We really appreciated Doug's thoroughness and attention to detail with our purchase. His negotiating help saved us thousands."
- Ron and Ann Hunt
"Doug is a professional agent who goes above and beyond what is expected of him and he made my house buying experience a breeze. Thanks so much Doug."
- Sheila Douwes
"Doug Herbert made choosing my new home very simple. He listened to my needs, respected the choices I made, and was a tremendous source of information concerning the history and the comparables for the places we viewed. I was very comfortable discussing concerns and questions with Doug, as I felt that he was very honest and straightforward in his responses. He was very accessible via text, phone and email, and he provided invaluable advice during the negotiation phase. I’m glad I was referred to Doug, and I have already spoken to others about his excellent level of client service."
- Victoria Murphy
“We had the recent opportunity to use the services of Doug Herbert, Sales Representative for Royal LePage, Gale Real Estate. We found Doug very professional and knowledgeable about the Ottawa market. He came well prepared for our meetings and gave us good advice on how to market our house for a successful result. The package that Doug put together showing our house to its full potential, both online and in print were beautifully done. We were able to sell our house within two weeks at 98.5% of asking price. Dealing with Doug Herbert was a pleasure from start to finish. We are pleased to highly recommend Doug as a Real Estate Agent whose trust, integrity and skills get the job done.”
- Bob and Susan Hamel
“My parents felt very comfortable working with Doug when they decided to sell their home and move into a retirement home. He treated them like he was looking after his own parents. He listened to their needs and worked hard to ensure that their expectations were met. He was always reliable, very professional and extremely thorough. Doug always communicated what was going on, every step of the way. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Doug to all our family and friends."
- Cathy & Jeff Fairs
Looking back on our decision to choos Doug as our real estate agent we know we made the right choice. He went above and beyond to sell our condo. And the extra mile to help us find and purchase our new home. He was always there for us, more than I can even say whever we needed him and for whatever we needed. We could not be happier with his service. A good friend and an excellent choice as our real estate agent."
- Brenda Zalewski and Joe Mazzarello
"Hard-working, dedicated, sincere, ethical, and upfront with his work, Doug has all the traits of a successful sales executive."
- Albert Pisani
"If you're looking for expert help buying or selling a home, I highly recommend Doug Herbert. He provided me the information, guidance and service I needed to sell my property in a timely fashion. His knowledge of the business and the market made my transaction a pleasant experience."
- Eric Kalbfeisch
"Doug is the consummate consultative real estate professional. Doug will listen intently to your needs and provide all the research you need: great marketing collateral, price history, comparables, honest evaluation of the neighbourhood and recent sales in the area. When it is time to make an offer or respond to an offer, you will be an extremely informed buyer or seller far ahead of the rest of the pack. With Doug, you are investing in a long term professional relationship".
- Rob Sametz
The service we have received from Doug Herbert has been excellent - I would give him the highest possible service rating. Doug is personable, responsive, and efficient. We received the most incredible service. Perhaps most importantly for us was the quick turn around time in our communication with him. Whenever we had a question or needed help with something, our wait time could be measured in minutes. Having experienced 24-48 hour wait times from other real estate agents in the past, this type of service was a pleasant and most welcome surprise. We would most definitely recommend Doug to our family and friends. In fact, Doug had the opportunity to meet some of my family and as eccentric and diverse as we are, none of us would ever use another agent again after our experience working with him.
Doug is friendly, intelligent, helpful, experienced and resourceful. He responded to our inquiries immediately. He helped us negotiate a good deal on our new home. He went above and beyond when he advised us on how to manage our existing property. He provided us with recommendations for peripheral home services. He managed to charm my entire family and this is a true testament to his remarkable people skills. Finally, he made every step of this process a pleasure. Having worked with many realtors over the years, I give Doug Herbert my highest recommendation and would never again buy or sell a property without enlisting his services.
- Lindsey Rawn & Richard Lalonde
“Doug listed my parents' house which sold very quickly. He is very professional, attended to every detail, and is an excellent negotiator. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.”
- Marie Lunney
"I had worked with Doug previously in advertising, and felt comfortable to trust him in helping me sell my home. From start to finish Doug was very professional and honest in his appraisal of what I should expect in the sale of my home under the current market conditions. He gave me excellent advice on the steps I should take to prepare my home for sale and on the timing for placing it on the market. He represented me as best as I could have asked for and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."
- Karl Balisch
"I would highly recommend Doug to entrust your home sale or purchase to. Having known Doug for more than 20 years, he is dedicated to delivering successful results to home sale or purchase to. Having known Doug for more than 20 years, he is dedicated to delivering successful results to his clients. In addition, Doug's genuine interest in his clients often times evolves into lasting friendships. He will work methodically to ensure your sale/purchase is an easy and successful journey."
- Helen McGuire
"As soon as we phoned Doug we knew we had the right Realtor to sell our property. He hit the ground running and assembled all the info we needed to make informed decisions. Through the whole process from prep to final sale Doug was thorough, professional and considerate. We valued his advice and appreciated his fairness. Thanks, Doug."
-Peter & Jackie Lim
"I have known Doug for many years and was very pleased to have him as my realtor, both for selling my home and for buying my condo. He was very thorough, professional, extremely helpful, and patient; and went out of his way to assist me with whatever I needed him to do. Thank you Doug, for making this experience as painless as possible for me."
- Diana Beatty
"I recently had Doug assist with a real estate related requirement involving my Township. Doug's attention to my requirements and detail was impressive. He made a significant contribution and a difference in the outcome. The outcome was positive resulting in a major cost saving for me and my family. Thanks, Doug"
- Barry Burke
"Doug was ON THE BALL from the get go, he provided SOLID ADVICE to save us money and to concentrate on what needed to be done not the nice to haves. Thanks to Doug, in a slow market we sold in literally days - THANK YOU
- Shehla and Tony Mirza
Doug literally had our Condo sold in a matter of days. I truly believe that if we had chosen a different Real Estate Agent, our place probably wouldn't be sold right now. He priced our place correctly and really knows what he is doing. A true professional and a great photographer too!
Thanks for everything!
- Jeff and Natasha Parks & Family
“We could not have asked for a more accessible, a more personable, or a more dedicated real estate agent! Doug made our first home buying experience a breeze. He displayed the utmost competence and organization when it came to bookings, paperwork, and researching previous and current trends in the marketplace. He was always available VIA telephone and e-mail, he was honest about both the positive and negative aspects of the process, but most importantly, he always expressed his sincerest dedication to us as his clients. We would surely recommend him to others. Thanks Doug!”
-Samantha Johnston & Richard Ibrahim
" I would just like to thank you on behalf of all of us for all of your help with the 'cedar bush property' sale. You were somehow able to step in, connect all of the dots and make the whole experience completely painless. You are clearly a real asset to your clients and to Royal LePage."
- Greg McEvoy
"We had an extenuating circumstance as well as some tough decisions to make with respect to our property, and upon discussing the relevant issues with Doug, we were able to decide upon the path to take. And it was the right path. The professionalism and manner in which the sale of our property was handled was nothing short of stellar, as Doug brought sensibility to the entire transaction while at the same time maximizing our potential "gain". He timed the market very, very precisely --- something I actually did not think was possible. The acumen displayed within the real estate realm shone through at every juncture. I would highly recommend him!"
"Objective but positive - you never made a negative comment about the house and always framed your feedback in positive terms, so we were confident that you would represent the house to prospective buyers in a positive way. You emphasized the good, but were honest and positive about the issues. Good research, approach to the selling the house , not pushy, fair, and put the interests of your clients first. Great price recommendations, fair and logical advice, market knowledge!"
- Lisa Burry
"Doug is a good egg. He is trustworthy, responsible, and organized, and I felt very comfortable working with him to buy my first home. He walked me through every step of the process and was respectful, professional and friendly. He is type of guy who dots every I and crosses every T, and makes sure to do his homework - while also working quickly. I got the sense that he was truly on my side, and working for me - not just out to make a profit. Ultimately, Doug helped me to get the perfect home to meet my needs - and under budget."
- Dana Truelove and John Muggleton
"Doug's main priority was clear and concise: it was to have as many showings as possible in a short period of time and to get the equity we were looking for. Doug is awesome and we will recommend him to all who are looking to move or sell or buy. Thanks for everything Doug. Much appreciated."
- Peter Kalil