Mindi and Irwin – we enjoyed working with you guys so much. From the early advice on how to prep and stage our home, good guidance on when to list, to helping us navigate some challenging situations – you guys helped us sell way more quickly than we had expected (conditional within 24 hours!) and we had the home we were hoping to find purchased just a few days later.
Together you helped make what could be a stressful process feel pretty seamless (from prepwork to final sale) and we have appreciated that so much. We’ve already passed your names along to a few friends.
Despite having everything sorted to move into our new home, we’ll keep asking you for recommendations on contractors – whether that’s painters or jacks of all trade – because everyone you’ve sent our way over the past few years has been great.
Thanks again for everything,
Kate and Dave.
You helped make what can be a stressful process feel pretty seamless and we have appreciated that so much.Kate & Dave
For a second time we found ourselves in the care of Mindi & Irwin Hartman to sell a home for us. It was without hesitation that we called upon them for a second time, this time to sell my mother’s home.
From previous experience I knew what I could expect from Mindi & Irwin in selling a home. I was not disappointed; in fact my expectations were exceeded!
It starts from the very beginning with a friendly call, personal visits, and detailed market analysis and in my case investigation into future land development plans. I knew I could rely on Mindi & Irwin for this superior service but it was the “above & beyond” expert advice and assistance that places them at the top in comparison to other realtors in the area. On my behalf and my great relief, Mindi & Irwin arranged house cleaning, painting and furnace servicing while I was away and greeted each contractor. I appreciated how they recommended local businesses/contractors and at an affordable price. It didn’t stop there… Mindi & Irwin went out of their way to help stage the home and provided guidance into items that may need attention around the home. They offered expert advice and direction and took the time to discuss staging and market pricing decisions. With that said, we had an offer in during the first 24 hours, above asking price and with a quick closing date as we preferred! Once the house was sold they continued to provide assistance in providing suggestions for junk removal as well as selling and donating items. All of which was extremely helpful.
Should we find ourselves in the market to sell or buy a home again we will not hesitate to call upon the Hartman team!
Thanks for making this sale happen!Swedlove Family
We very recently signed with the realty team of Mindi and Irwin Hartman (Homesbyhartman@realtyagent.com) and were extremely happy that we did so. Mindi & Irwin did a tremendous amount of homework to show how our house for sale compared to others of similar age, style and neighbourhood, and we settled on a selling price that was reasonable. The house was put on sale last Monday morning and sold within 12 hours. During this process Mindi and Irwin Hartman were consistently friendly, informative and helpful. Their integrity and professionalism are clearly part of their personal approach to realty and we very much appreciated their advice and thoroughness in managing our sale process. All aspects of the sale were discussed in detail and confidentiality and honesty were foremost in all our encounters and transactions. Mindi and Irwin made the experience easy and efficient. It is obvious why Mindi has won 7 of 10 recent awards of excellence and we would highly support another such form of accolade for her and for Irwin as an integral part of the Hartman team.
We would certainly choose the Hartmans again should we require their realty expertise in future and highly recommend them to others seeking to buy or sell in the Ottawa region.Doug & Trudy
We recently purchased a new home with the great help of the Hartman Team. They had come highly recommended to us by family and friends.
Irwin and Mindi are very professional, punctual, friendly, and effective negotiators. They know the local market well and have their client’s best interest at heart. This was truly evident in our recent purchase. Irwin’s negotiating skills enabled us to purchase our home at a price that was suited for us.
The Hartman team also have a large repertoire of resources. Irwin was great at lining up all the home, water and septic inspections for us. He also connected us to our real estate lawyer.
We would definitely recommend the Hartman team to anyone!
Michelle and Peter
I couldn’t be more pleased with the way Mindi and Irwin handled the purchase of my new home and the quick sale of my current home. I called Irwin and Mindi late on a Friday afternoon and told them that I had stumbled upon my “dream house” and that I wanted to buy it… immediately! Irwin responded and said… “no problem… let’s see what we can do”. Now this may seem like a straight forward sale but I had one minor glitch… I currently own a home that wasn’t on the market yet, let alone ready to be put up for sale. This was going to prove to be a challenging situation for me.
The most stressful aspect of this process was the fact that my ability to purchase this new home was dependent on the sale of my current home. Mindi and Irwin came to my home and provided me with research on the recent housing market and on homes of similar value in my area. I knew that if I wanted my home to be sold quickly, I had to price it appropriately and ensure that it showed as well as it possibly could. Together, we came up with a great price and I followed all the suggestions they made to ensure my house was ready.
I’m happy to say that my home was only on the market for a total of 8 days before I received a conditional offer that has since been firmed up. I was able to finalize the sale of my little “dream house” and am in the process of packing!
Throughout this process, Mindi and Irwin were always available to answer my questions and guide me along the way. They were calm when I was stressed and made this process as smooth as it possibly could have been. Irwin did an amazing job negotiating both deals for me. I feel like I got a fair deal from the seller of the new home and the ultimate selling price I wanted for my current home. There is absolutely no way I would have been able to do this on my own.
This is the second time I have used Mindi and Irwin’s services. If there is a third, I will be sure to call on them again!Noreen
When I was first posted from Washington, DC to the Ottawa area back in 2008 I had the pleasure of dealing with Mindi and Irwin (more Mindi at the time) with the purchase of a home in the Barrhaven area. I was highly impressed with Mindi’s extreme professionalism and friendly disposition with dealing with clients dealing with finding and purchasing that dream home.
When I received my posting message eight years later taking me from the Ottawa area out to British Columbia and starting to make my arrangements with Brookfield (being military) I was asked who I was selected as my relator and without a moment hesitation I informed them that I would be dealing with Mindi/Irwin again as they left a lasting impression on me from when I purchased my home.
Again I was impressed with both of their professionalism and friendly disposition when dealing with a client as it pertains to selling their primary residence especially in the NCR. With the amount of military members that are constantly coming and going every year along with personnel who are not in the military it is extremely easy for one person/family to be forgotten or overlooked in the grand scheme of things. From the time that I first contacted them until the time that my home actually had a SOLD sign placed on the lawn I never got that feeling when dealing with them.
Master SeamanTodd Charbonneau
Letter of Recommendation for Mindi and Irwin Hartman
We were delighted to have Mindi and Irwin Hartman work with us to buy our new home.
They demonstrated great understanding of the local real estate market, purchase contract details, and negotiation etiquette. Both Mindi and Irwin scheduled all meetings and interactions at our convenience after work and on weekends when it was necessary. All our phone calls were promptly returned as well as email messages were answered, even when Mindi or Irwin were out of town. All uncertain questions with regard to the property were cleared and answered as well.
We highly recommend Mindi and Irwin Hartman to anyone looking for helpful, knowledgeable, trustworthy and reliable real estate agents.Evgueni and Indira
Recently, we had the pleasure of working with Irwin and Mindi Hartman when we decided to sell our home. From our first meeting, we knew they were professional and efficient. They were well prepared with the market value of similar homes in our neighbourhood. They gave great advice on the staging of our home and had the first open house the very next weekend.
After every showing and open houses, they gave us an update and made suggestions on things we could improve to sell our house quickly. Our house sold in less than 3 weeks and we are thrilled to recommend Irwin and Mindi if you are looking for a great team to sell your home.Francine & Darryl
Irwin and Mindi Hartman are a fantastic team. In December 2010 they helped us find our first home. Through patience, humour, and expert advice, they made the whole process of finding our perfect home very easy and comfortable.
As part of the Canadian Armed Forces, my husband received our relocation letter in December 2015. We contacted Irwin and Mindi to assist us with the sale of our home right away. Irwin and Mindi came over immediately and instructed us on what we needed to do to get our house on the market ASAP. Following their expert advice our home went on the market December 23 and sold December 27th.
We really have nothing but wonderful things to say about Irwin and Mindi Hartman. They are so professional, knowledgeable, and it is very obvious they love what they do.
The Hartman’s put the needs of their clients at the forefront. From years of experience, Irwin and Mindi have developed a network of reputable individuals and companies to refer you to if you need anything in the process of the sale of your home. Following their advice to change the carpets to improve the value of our home, they knew exactly who to call to get fast and great service. They also referred us to our realtor in our new Western Canadian community, to assist us with the purchase of our new home, that we couldn’t be happier with.
Thank you so much Irwin and Mindi for making us feel so comfortable every step of the way of this very pivotal and quickly changing period of our lives.
The Scott Family
Dear Irwin and Mindi,
We are writing to thank you for handling both the sale of our old home and the purchase of our
new home. Your patience, professional approach and dedication made our real estate
experience an extremely positive one. Throughout the entire process of selling and buying,
your experience in the real estate market was invaluable. We knew we were in excellent hands.
On the buying side, the home-finding system that you set up for us was great. When new
listings came on the market that met our requirements we were always among the first to see
them. You showed us many homes and you always gave us your honest assessment of each.
We never felt pressured, but rather felt that you genuinely wanted us to find a home where we
would be happy.
Within the first day of listing our home, you had our home advertised in all available locations.
Your marketing campaign resulted in our receiving and accepting an excellent offer within a
week of you exposing our home to the market.
Thank you for making our home selling and buying such a positive experience.
We highly recommend you both to anyone seeking an excellent real estate experience in
Thank you,Ken & Dorothy
To whom it may concern,
As newly retired CF member and having decided the location of our last retirement move, our selection of Irwin and Mindi Hartman was key to ensure a smooth relocation process in a challenging housing market.
They went beyond our expectation to help us to sell in the most efficient manner our existing residence and to help us find houses meeting our many search criteria. They ensured that the limited time we had was well spent so as to select the best house and complete the necessary steps to complete the transaction.
Their experience and network of contacts and professionals has greatly facilitated our relocation. Even once relocated, they were still available to help us find tradesmen and contractors in order to do some upgrades and repairs we were hoping to do. We strongly recommend them to any family who is relocating in the Ottawa area. Their dedication, performance and hard work before, during and after our relocation were above our expectations.Luc & Pascale
We recently had the opportunity to work with Mindi and Irwin Hartman for a second time. We had such a positive experience working with them when we both sold and bought a home several years ago, that they were an obvious choice for the current sale of our home.
A private sale of our house fell through at the last moment, and it was with great relief that we turned to Mindi and Irwin. They went into action immediately, and within a very short period of time our house was on the market. They guided us throughout the process, providing timely and relevant advice and feedback from the moment we contacted them until the final sale of our house. They were always there for us. Their support, knowledge, and encouragement were invaluable and greatly appreciated. We would not hesitate to very highly recommend them to any prospective buyer or seller.Aron & Susan
We are delighted to strongly recommend the services of Mindi and Irwin Hartman, of Homes by Hartman, Royal Lepage Team Realty, for their outstanding services we have enjoyed for the sale of our home and the purchase of a new one in the Ottawa area.
For the sale of our current home, we received outstanding advice on market value of our home and that of comparable ones in the area, relevant and focussed suggestions on drafting our listing, invaluable advice on the staging of our house for viewings and Open Houses, and finally for managing the offer and counter-offer process in a manner which recognized our requirements but also respected the demands of the marketplace.
Equally, we enjoyed superlative assistance in searching for and viewing potential new homes in the extended Ottawa rural area entailing significant travel in the region, which Irwin provided graciously and enthusiastically. We received excellent advice in formulating our offer to purchase which respected the circumstances of the market place and was also respectful of the owners of the property.
Although we are no longer ourselves in the military, we remain familiar with the demands on military families to complete family moves in a short time, and can recommend Irwin and Mindi as realtors who are very familiar with the requirements of a military move.
Our home selling and buying experience have been as enjoyable as can be expected, and we attribute this to the expertise and consideration offered by the Hartmans.
Dave & Christina
After a month of trying to sell our condo privately with no luck, we enlisted the help of Irwin and Mindi Hartman. We received a response to our inquiry within a few short hours, and we were immediately impressed with their prompt responsiveness and quality of client service. During their initial visits, Irwin and Mindi were very thorough and incredibly helpful, and they put us at ease right away. Our listing went live on February 18th and by March 8th we were signing our Sale documents – it took less than 3 weeks! This was our first time selling a home, and the Hartmans made it painless and worry-free. We would highly recommend them to anyone selling a property!
Tony & Michelle
Mindi & Irwin Hartman
Royal LePage Team Realty, Brokerage
To Whom It May Concern,
RE: LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
We do not have enough good things to say about Mindi and Irwin. From the beginning they went out of their way to accommodate our busy schedule, this was key to us when selling our house in the spring of 2014.
Our first meeting with Mindi was great and she came well prepared with documentation and information which she reviewed with us in determining the correct listing price to sell our house quickly, as we had already purchased another home. Mindi was great with helping us stage our house without the added cost of a professional staging agency using items we had in our home.
Both Mindi and Irwin supported us and followed up promptly after every open house and viewing, they provided both positive and negative feedback and we had a full discussion each time on the value of the feedback. We liked their straightforward approach, and would and have recommended them to anybody we know selling their house.
If you are looking for a delightful couple who will give you honesty, integrity and hard work to sell your home and will be there to listen to you and help you deal with the stress of selling your home, then you have found them.
Thank you Mindi and Irwin for all your support and hard work.Monica & Doug
Being in the military and Roger ex-military, we know what that means to have many moves. The first time we came to Mindi and Irwin was with the recommendation of a co-worker and was with a bit of challenge when I and Roger bought our first home from abroad (Washington, DC) with only one week in Ottawa to buy a home. From our initial meeting we both felt calm and confident and knew we were in great hands. Now the time has come to sell and we knew Mindi and Irwin Hartman was the team again to provide us an easy and professional sell. Words can’t express how thrilled I and Roger were selling our house only in three days. Mindi and Irwin, you are a fantastic team and not only exude empathy but gave us confidence that we would be successful at selling. Thank you so much for your tireless work! Your excellent knowledge immediate feedback, honesty sensitivity and top notch professionalisms. We would highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
Huguette Fontaine (DND) and Roger ThibeaultHuguette & Roger
Dear Mindi and Irwin,
Thank you so much for working with us to complete the sale of our house. We really appreciate the level of knowledge and professionalism that you bring to your work and share with your clients.
Your insight into the market and advice on staging and the listing price meant that we were able to sell out house for the right price in three days! We have bought and sold several houses in Barrhaven over the years and this was by far the easiest and best experience we have ever had.
We have been recommending your services to all of our friends and wish you every success. Again thank you so much, it is a pleasure to do business with you both. RegardsCarol Ann & Brad
When we first found our dream house, we weren’t even sure we were ready to purchase, much less sell our current home. That’s when we contacted Irwin and Mindi, who took care of setting up the necessary appointments for viewing. At this time they also presented us with all the information they felt we would need to make a well-informed decision without ever making us feel obligated to use them for either parts of the transaction. Needless to say, their guidance became indispensable to us from this day forward. With the purchase of a country home like ours, there were many questions that needed to be asked and Irwin knew to ask them. He also helped us organize the appropriate inspections, with reputable contractors, and helped us understand the findings of these inspections and their impact on our purchasing decision. Throughout all of this, Irwin was a “voice of reason” for us, making us realise what was truly important to us and making sure that we got it. Then came the time to sell. Not an easy decision by any means, despite the impending purchase of our new dream home. Once again Irwin and Mindi walked us through every step of the process and took the time to listen to our concerns and guide our decisions based on these. The house sold within our desired time frame. Over all we were very satisfied with the service that Irwin and Mindi provided us and were many times even comforted by our decision to have asked them to represent us.
Thanks Irwin and Mindi! Job well done!Josee & Mike
We are writing this recommendation because we are extremely pleased with the real estate services we received from Mindi and Irwin Hartman.
Being in the military, I have had many moves over my career, we bought and sold house number six here in Barrhaven. We were referred to Mindi & Irwin Hartman by good friends who used their services and were very impressed with them.
Mindi and Irwin are an amazing and dedicated team. They work tirelessly days, nights, and weekends and you will always get a prompt reply from at least one of them. When dealing with them, you will instantly feel at ease as their years of real estate experience is showed through their demeanour, attitude and approachability. At one point I asked them if we were their only clients !!!
We bought our house when it was a” sellers market” and sold our house in a” buyers market” however their advice and guidance through this process was invaluable. Their competitive market analysis allowed us to set parameters that we were comfortable with in order to sell our home. At the end, what we anticipated to be a stressful process was relatively painless .
They are definitely the best real estate agents/team we had the pleasure of dealing with. Thank you again for your patience and professionalism.Tom & Cathy Roy
If you’re thinking about listing your home and you’re not sure which agent to list with, may we suggest that you list with Mindi and Irwin Hartman. While it might not seem that the listing agent matters let us tell you – it does.
Not all situations are alike. You may need to sell quickly or you may want to get the highest price even if it takes a bit longer. They will understand your needs and work with you to reach your goal. They bring many years of experience and knowledge to sell your house and help you find your next home.
It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on both our past and recent experiences with Mindi and Irwin Hartman in the buying, listing and sale of our home. When we first moved to Ottawa in 1998, we met the Hartmans and they helped us to buy a great family home. They provided us with friendly, excellent service. We’ve been friends ever since. Mindi and Irwin Hartman have since taken care of five other family members and their real estate needs as well.
They are genuine, honest and committed to providing a consistent level of excellence in real estate.
The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as our financial goals, their stunning listing photography, developing prospects, useful insights on pre-listing renovations/staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations/due diligence. All of these tasks, whether interpersonal with another agent or a private buyer, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace.
We highly recommend Mindi and Irwin Hartman for your residential real estate needs.
Sincerely,Frank & Donna
12 September 2013
Mindi and lrwn did an outstanding job for us. They are very thorough and having excellent knowledge of our real estate market provided us an expert opinion on market values and the sales process. ln addition, Mindi and lrwin are some of the most approachable agents we have ever dealt with. This combination of expert knowledge and approachable ease guided Lisa and I with confidence through the sale and purchase of our new home. Mindi and lrwin are a great duo to have on your side. Thank you so much!Lisa & Dave
Letter of recommendation
Moving from one province to another is never easy. And, even though the Army helped us, a single week to find a house, make an offer and have it inspected is a roller-coaster of emotions.
Before we landed, Mindi already inquired about what we were looking for and her warm welcome made it easy. She is really driven and well-organized. She wastes no time, but has so much experience, availability and patience. We never felt pushed or lost after viewing so many houses in two days! Mindi listened to our pros and cons before pointing out things we hadn’t thought of.
Thanks to Mindi, our move was a breeze. It’s with great pleasure that I recommend Mindi Hartman to help you find a home at your next assignment into the National Capital region.Eric Desbiens
I can highly recommend using Mindi and Irwin Hartman to sell your house and buy your next house. Mindi knew exactly what areas of my house needed to be upgraded in order to sell. As well, Mindi has an exhaustive list of contacts that come on short notice to do fixes and repairs the homeowner cannot handle. Mindi and Irwin always respond very quickly to phone calls and e-mails from their clients. Mindi and Irwin made the experience of selling and buying houses less stressful. I am very happy with all aspects of the new house Mindi negotiated with me to purchase.John Warren
It is with sincere pleasure that we write to express our gratitude towards Mindi and Irwin Hartman, who successfully helped us sell our house and purchase a new one. My husband and I interviewed several realtors since we did not have a good experience 5 years earlier with our previous realtor. We were quick to choose Mindi and Irwin and our experience was better by orders of magnitude.
Mindi and Irwin were always realistic and they treated us like family. They were quick in getting our house ready to list in order to take advantage of the time remaining in the fall market. Mindi constantly provided us with feedback after every showing of our home. During negotiations they were firm and had our best intentions.
To say we were unsure of what it was we were looking for in our new house is an understatement. Irwin was dedicated to helping us find a home in a great neighbourhood that was suitable for our family. He listened to our needs and wants, and often knew a house was not right for us before we did. Though the process of finding a house was long and difficult for my husband and me, Irwin made the experience enjoyable.
The house we finally ended up purchasing was one that Irwin helped us to see the potential in. In was indeed in a neighbourhood we were interested in and had many great qualities we had hoped for. Irwin coached us on how to go forward with an offer in order to ensure we got the house. He recommended a meticulous building inspector who offered great advice and recommendations. In the end, it is due to the work of Irwin Hartman that we purchased a home we will be very happy in.
We would not hesitate to recommend Mindi and Irwin Hartman to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house. Their dedication and personal touches in a true sentiment to the work they offer to their clients.
Jamie & Mark
Ian and Carolyn
Letter of Recommendation for Mindi and Irwin Hartman
This is the second time we have worked with Mindi and Irwin to sell our home and purchase a new one. The house we were selling was about 25 years old and in need of renovation. We worked with Mindi for about 2 years before this house was ready to go to market to make sure the renovations we planned offered our best return on investment. Her advice was very helpful from both the big picture – what parts of the home to focus our budget on – to the details – how to best showcase the renovations.
Once the house was ready to be put up for sale Mindi was able to generate a lot of traffic very quickly. Selling a home is very disruptive to the family routine and one of our key objectives was to minimize the duration of this disruption. We were able to sell the house within a couple of weeks as a result of her efforts.
We did encounter a problem with the pre-purchase inspection. Irwin took command of the problem, late on a Friday evening, and had it under control in very short order. Without his calm, focused approach to the issue I think the deal may have been in jeopardy, but with his assistance the issue was resolved promptly and professionally.
We would recommend dealing with Mindi and Irwin without hesitation and will use them the next time we buy a new home.
Ian and Carolyn
To who may have to move to NCR /Ottawa
Outstanding services of Mindi Hartman
We are a military family, and during the summer 2012 we were posted back to Canada. Having decided to move to the West of Ottawa, our selection of Mrs Mindi Hartman was key to ensure a smooth relocation process. She went beyond our expectation to find houses meeting our many criteria. She ensured that the limited time we had was well spent so as to select the best house and complete the necessary steps to complete the transaction. Her experience and network of contacts and professionals has greatly facilitated our relocation. Even once relocated, she was still available to help us find tradesmen and contractors in order to do some upgrades and repairs we were hoping to do. We strongly recommend her to any family who is relocating in the Ottawa area. Her dedication, performance and hard work before, during and after our relocation were above our expectations.Pascale & Luc Genereux
Mindi & Irwin Hartman
Royal LePage Team Realty
LETTER OF APPRECIATION FOR REAL ESTATE SERVICES
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mindi and Irwin Hartman for their outstanding contribution in real estate services.
Back in 1995, Mindi and Irwin successfully provided me with the expertise to close a deal on a purchase. In 2011, we used their services again for the sale of that same home which sold in three days with three separate offers.
In May of 2012, I requested the services of Mindi and Irwin for a third time for the purchase of our new home and I found Mindi and Irwin’s professionalism of an outstanding quality. Their teamwork is amazing. The speed at which Mindi and Irwin replied to my quires was second to none. The dedication after hours and on weekends combined with their many years of experience has been invaluable in assisting us in finding a great home.
As a military member working thorough Brookfield Global Relocation Services to buy or sell a home, I value the importance of efficiency, effectiveness, dedication and professionalism. Again, the years of experience and professionalism Mindi and Irwin brought to the table were extremely important when only a very short period of time was available to find a home. We found our home within three days and through the elimination process led by Mindi, we were able to focus on what we were looking for which proved to be extremely helpful
Thank you very much to both of you for your services rendered and we wish you all the very best.Michel & Rita Gamlin (DND)
Hi Mindi and Irwin
I would like to thank you both for helping me sell my condo. Being in the Canadian military, I have had many moves over my career and your experience and professionalism was above reproach. Your knowledge of the Ottawa housing market is incredible and you were always up and honest with decisions I had to make. Selling is a stressful process however; you made it seem quite easy for me.
Thank you so very much,
William French (DND)
Dear Irwin and Mindi,
Thank you so much for all you’re most knowledgeable and professional support in the listing and sale of our house!
From our first meeting with you, followed by your analysis of the house market on a second meeting, Mindi’s keen eye and advice on setting our home for maximum eye appeal, the professional photographer’s session which produced a beautiful virtual tour of our home, to your advertizing, to the showings for which we were always informed in a timely and friendly manner by your staff, to all your support throughout which was always provided in such a friendly, cheerful yet professional manner! Your smiles and confidence you both exude at all times made the experience of selling our home of 32 years in the Barrhaven community as stress free as possible!
Your top quality service at every turn was remarkable and appreciated. Your success and recognitions and awards within the real estate field speaks for itself and is certainly well earned and deserved.
It was such a pleasure and a positive experience to work with both of you throughout including the signing of the sale.
We hope that anyone wanting to list or buy a house would at least meet with both of you and get to see for themselves what a positive experience it would be!
Best health and continued happiness and prosperity in your chosen field.
Sincere thank you and regards,Robert & Carole
It is with great pleasure that we write to recommend the services of Mindi and Irwin Hartman.
They made the process very easy and painless for us and their advice and guidance through this process was invaluable. Further, they provided outstanding market analysis which allowed us to set parameters that we were comfortable with in order to sell our home. The entire process, from the day we signed the contract with them to be our realtors to the day we sold our house was mere weeks. Their attention to detail, knowledge of the field and no-pressure approach was greatly appreciated.
Anybody that buys or sells property in Barrhaven must use Mindi and Irwvin Hartman, they are simply the best.
Derek & Rhonda Macaulay (DND Relocation)
“Working with Irwin and Mindi Hartman was a real pleasure. They made the experience of buying/selling a home fairly easy, even when things seemed a little bleak. They are great people to deal with, really knowledgeable and kept in constant communication with us. They always made us feel like we were their only clients and we would highly recommend the Hartman’s to anyone who is looking to buy/sell a home and want an enjoyable experience.”
Mike & Julie
To whom it may concern,
I’m in the military and sometimes postings/moves etc., can happen with very little notification. This is the second time Mindi Hartman of Royal Lepage has moved me within the past three years.
Mindi is extremely knowledgeable, very professional, punctual, helpful and most of all, patient.
I’ve recommended her to several of my buddies and am highly recommending her to you.
She’s definitely one of the best real estate agents I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
JeffJeff Clemons (DND Relocation)
Hi Irwin and Mindi,
I just wanted to thank you for the quick and efficient sale of my home.
My 3 unsuccessful months with another agent left me at a loss as to how to proceed. It looked like I would have to stay in temporary accommodations in Waterloo and wait until next year to sell.
In spite of the slow market, and lateness in the year, your advice and marketing strategy got things moving within only 2 weeks.
I am happy that I contacted you, and am looking forward to closing before winter.
Thank you again for your patience and professionalism.
Best regards,Cindy Jiang
Paul and I would like to take a moment to thank you for your assistance in selling our home. Your knowledge of the area and of the market was undeniable, your suggestions and comments were indispensable and your friendliness was a wonderful asset.
The fact that we were able to sell our house at our price and within 10 days, in these troubled economic times, makes us thankful for your assistance and dedication. We appreciated how easy it was to reach you and how responsive you both were to all our questions and concerns.
We are planning to be back to Ottawa in a few years, and will definitely be contacting you. In the mean time, we are glad to provide you with our recommendation.
Thank you again,Major Witherow (DND Relocation)
I am writing to express our sincere appreciation and total satisfaction with the service you have provided in expediting the recent sale of our home. … What we especially valued was your sensitivity, expert advice and genuine interest in assuring an equitable agreement which resulted in not only a sale, but also an informed purchase of our next home.Gord & Fran Hutcheson
Our house sold for 99% of asking price in less than 3 days…what would you say?
Good results come from a good approach. Irwin and Mindi gave us excellent advice on preparing our house for sale. They knew from experience which imperfections buyers are willing to accept and not accept. They gave good recommendations as to what appeals to buyers in terms of furniture arrangement and decor, without making our home unusable or re-arranging our house or our lives.
Both were very personable and considerate to our needs. The removed all stress of selling, suddenly it was their responsibility, not ours. With 2 full time jobs and 2 kids, we really didn’t need any further responsibility.
Major decisions were always joint decisions. Irwin and Mindi presented our different options (pricing, conditions, negotiations approaches) and were very patient when answering our endless questions about the sales process. There was no pressure to put our house on the market before we felt ready or to price it low to ensure a quick sale. Throughout the whole process they were very attentive and available all the time.
Quite simply, they said what they would do, did what they said, and did a fabulous job. We would definitely highly recommend them to any of our friends and neighbours without a second thought.Peter and Terri
Rick and I wanted to send you a note to say thank you for all of your help in finding our first home. We have been saving and thinking about this for the past two years and are so happy that we found the perfect home for us. While this has been a fun experience, it has definitely been a stressful one as well. We feel that we educated ourselves as much as we could prior to our search, but quickly found out that there was a lot that we didn’t know. You were so helpful in guiding us down this path, showing us what our money could buy and making sure that the decisions we were making were informed. You were always available and there when we had questions that needed answered. We appreciated your assessment of the homes we saw and felt that you were providing us with some honest feedback. As first time home buyers, it’s easy to get caught up in the cosmetic appearance of a home and not pay attention to some of the important things that you had pointed out in some of the homes that we saw.
We also appreciated the referrals you gave us for our lawyer and home inspector… Mark was wonderful and we felt that he took the time to get a good look at our home and gave us some great information no matter how insignificant it seemed. It put our minds at ease using someone that you had confidence in rather than someone from the yellow pages.
All in all, we are so pleased! Again, thank you for your patience and sharing in our excitement when we found “the one”. We would not hesitate in referring you to any of our friends or coworkers who may be looking for their new home.
Take care and we will be in touch… as you said, our relationship doesn’t end on the closing date!
Sincerely,Noreen & Rick
Dear Irwin and Mindi;
We would like to begin with a huge and very warm thank you to both of you for the tremendous job you did in selling our home in just three days and for above asking price. As first time sellers, we knew we were in the very best of hand when we chose you to represent us – you truly are “the perfect blend.”
Over eight years ago, we met both of you during open houses in the area and were extremely impressed by your professional level of work and genuine commitment to your profession. You are a dynamic team and still compose yourselves with the highest level of professionalism today. Your knowledge was so helpful over the past year as we prepared to list our home and then during the actual sale as well. Much stress was alleviated from our young family knowing that we had you to guide us step by step form start to finish. From assisting us with tile and hardwood colours to redecorating ideas and helpful hints throughout our entire home, you made the selling process a pleasant experience.
We give our thanks to all the time you committed to us during the sale of our home. You were always prompt in answering emails and phone calls and always maintained a friendly and personal connection with both of us. We appreciated this very much.
We wish you continued success in the future and will happily recommend you to anyone we know who may be looking to buy or sell.
Sincerely,Andrew and Susan Marshall
Hello Irwin and Mindi,
I want to thank you both for making the sale of my home very pleasant, easy and worry free.
Mindi, you were very prompt in getting back to me with any feedback from clients. You showed me you were right on top of your game, following up with agents and their clients. Top notch for sure!
Irwin, I was very impressed with the way you handled the actual sale. Sitting across from you at my dining room table, thoroughly explaining everything to me and watching you interact with the buyers agent was truly a job well done! You both were very approachable and were always reachable. A very professional team working well together!
I thank you again and I wish you continued success!
Dear Irwin and Mindi:
For the third time, we find ourselves writing to thank you for a job well done! Once again, we are pleased and grateful for your excellent work. After receiving your assistance in selling two homes and buying one in the past ten years, it’s hard to imagine working with any other real estate agents in Ottawa!
Your advice in helping us prepare our house for listing was invaluable. The tips you gave us to maximize the value and appeal in our home were vital in contributing to the sale of our home in only six days, during a year when all the experts agreed that the house market was depressed. Your tips on the staging of our home ensured that we presented it at its very best, and your guidance in helping us determine the market value of our home was knowledgeable and respectful.
As in our previous experiences of working with you, we were continually impressed by your availability. We appreciated receiving a phone call with feedback after each viewing, and we never failed to be able to reach you and receive an immediate response to any question we had. Your professionalism was evident in every encounter we had, and yet your warmth and charm made us feel as though we were working with friends.
When we are able to return to the National Capital Region, it is a certainty that we will call upon your expertise again, to help us find another perfect home. It is difficult to imagine entrusting that responsibility to anybody else, when you have proven your skill so profoundly, and have managed to make the experiences of buying and selling our homes, such positive ones.
We wish you the best.Miriam & Paul (DND Relocation)
Now that the stress of buying and selling houses has abated, Chantal and I wanted to send you a note to thank you for the outstanding help you provided us finding a wonderful new home in Stonebridge. Your knowledge of the area, professionalism, endless patience and good humour did much to abate the stress of buying a house. We have bought a number of houses across the country and have never had a better experience than dealing with you. We were particularly impressed with your attentiveness, long after the sale was completed. Not only did you steer us through the intricacies of Ontario real estate procedures, you even found us a new insurance agent for our house and vehicles – saving us hundreds of dollars a year!
Both Chantal and I enthusiastically recommend you to our friends and colleagues moving to the Ottawa area. While we don’t want to even consider moving again, if we do, we know who our real estate agent will be! Our thanks once again for your tremendous help – you’ve already made us feel welcome in the Barrhaven community.
Sincerely,Lieutenant Colonel, Balfe (DND Relocation)
Dear Mindi and Irwin,
I want to express my sincere gratitude to both of you for the tremendous support you offered me during my House Hunting Trip in May 2009. Your professionalism and expert knowledge of the housing market in the Ottawa area made my trip a pure success. Not only did you spend the better part of a week with me from morning til night looking at houses, you willingly offered me your valuable opinions on the options I was considering. Without this advice, I would have been lost. It helped me narrow down my choices and focus in on obtaining the best house for the money. You are without a doubt two of the best real estate agents I have worked with in my military career. I thank you again for your assistance and guidance and for making my HHT trouble free and stress free. I look forward to spending some time with you guys once I have moved to Ottawa.Lieutenant-Colonel H.E. Raney (DND Relocation)
To whom it may concern:
As a member of the Canadian Forces I have completed several moves in Canada over a span of 36 years with different realtors. Irwin and Mindi Hartman of Royal LePage have been one of the best agents I have dealt with in terms of professionalism, understanding a clients needs and providing outstanding advice and support.
I am a repeat customer of the Hartman’s and recently sold and purchased real estate through them and would highly recommend them for anyone looking for a reliable, hardworking team who delivers successful client service.Captain Joy Caron (DND)
Hi Mindi and Irwin,
Just wanted to say thank you for helping us through a very stressful and emotional time in selling our house at 3 Parkside Crescent, Ottawa. There is a lot of emotional attachment in that house so it was hard to place a value on the memories and sell the house for fair value.
We appreciate all the advice in preparing our home for listing and staging. The tips you gave us to highlight the value and appeal of our house was very instrumental in helping us sell the house so quickly. Your advice helped us ensure that our home was presented at its very best.
More than anything we appreciated that there every concern was addressed and every question answered no matter how many times the question was asked. Your honesty, warmth and patience made the selling experience much easier.
We would recommend you to anyone we know looking to sell or buy a home!
Thanks,Bayzar and Wilma
Working with Mindi to find a house that met my needs was a great experience. Mindi took the time at our very first meeting to sit down and explain the process and answer all of my questions. She took care of finding houses that met my criteria and that fit within my budget. At the same time she didn’t hesitate to arrange viewings of houses that I found on my own. While looking at houses she was very knowledgeable about the various features and aspects of the houses we looked at as well as the neighborhoods I was looking in and the housing market in general.
Mindi was also very helpful during the negotiation process and in recommending a real estate lawyer and home inspector.
Mindi’s help and support didn’t end with the purchase of my house. Even after having purchased my home Mindi always made time to provide me with recommendations on where to buy things for the house, discuss the impact of renovations I was considering and gave me a beautiful home warming gift.
From the very first meeting to well after the purchase of my house the support I received from Mindi was first rate. I would strongly recommend Mindi as a real estate agent for anyone looking to buy a house.
Thank you for everything.Steve Moore
Annie and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your time and hard work helping us find the right property. We’re really appreciated.
You’re the best estate agents we’ve ever dealt with and your professional services were a totally pleasant one. We’ll be recommending you to all our friends! We will definitely looking for you again for our next one.
Wishing you all the best.
Best regards,Annie & Van
We want to thank you for the terrific service you gave us in selling one home and buying another. Everything–from the advice you gave us in preparing the house to be shown, to tracking us down in Dublin so we would not lose the house we wanted–showed your commitment and professionalism. To say nothing of how much we simply enjoyed dealing with two such nice people. You clearly know your stuff, and we’re glad you were the ones we turned to for help through what could have been a trying time. … So thank you very much. You are a great team.Larry and Janice Hatt
It has been such a pleasure to work with both Irwin and Mindi. Thank you so much for all of your help in finding us our first home! We greatly appreciated your help and your patience in finding us the perfect home and walking us step by step through the home buying process. What could have been an extremely difficult experience was made virtually stress-free by your attention to detail and your expertise. It would be our pleasure to recommend you to family and friends looking to buy their homes and when it comes time for us to upgrade, we won’t hesitate to give you a call.
Thanks again,Aaron & Heather Wrightly
We would like to thank Irwin and Mindi and express to them our complete satisfaction in the professional manner they sold our home. They went beyond their responsibility to provide guidance and expert advice in staging our home. Irwin and Mindi treated us like friends and addressed all our needs in selling our home.
We are extremely happy with the services Irwin and Mindi provided, they are friendly, personable and professionals. I would gladly recommend them to all, including our friends and family who are interested in selling or buying a home.
P.S. We were so happy in the manner they sold our home that we bought an investment property through them.Shahnaz & Kaifi
With Mindi Hartman’s help, we happily bought our first home nine years ago. When we decided last summer that we were almost ready to move to a bigger house, we did not hesitate to call on Mindi again to help us make a real estate plan. She was more than happy to help us prepare our home for sale, dropping by to help us choose colours and to look at samples. She knows today’s market well and what potential buyers are looking for in a resale home. Thanks to Mindi and Irwin’s help, our home sold this past February in less than a week and we couldn’t have been more pleased!
Mindi and Irwin also assisted us in buying our second home, and again, it was another smooth and simple transaction. Their years of experience and expertise in Barrhaven properties really shines through in their dealings with clients. We are definitely satisfied customers and are happy to recommend Mindi and Irwin’s services to our friends in the future.
Hi Irwin and Mindi,
My wife and I just wanted to send along a note to express our sincere pleasure in working with you again. Your comprehensive knowledge of the Ottawa real estate market allowed us to move our house in just 6 days and for 99% of the asking price. Your research and professionalism instilled confidence in us from the beginning and made what usually is a stressful event into a pleasurable one.
Thanks again and best of luck for your continued success,Charlie and Shawna Kelly
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your time, professionalism and guidance. Not only did you help us find a home in Ottawa, but you helped us find an agent here in Kingston to help us sell our home. Within a week we had sold our home here in Kingston and bought a home there in Ottawa.
Any move can be a stressful time especially when doing it from another city. You had everything rolling smoothly with no time lapses in between anything. We needed a building inspector quickly and you recommended one we were extremely pleased with. We needed a lawyer (although several were recommended by family members) you recommended one and chose him. We needed an agent here in Kingston and you recommended one and we were pleased with her.
We got to know you on a personal level also in between you showing us homes. You became a friend in a very short period of time. We were extremely satisfied with your dedication to find us the best possible home. Your knowledge and information provided to us helped make our decision in the buying of our new home an easy one. Anyone who doesn’t have the Hartman’s representing them is losing out on a lot.
Once again, thank you for representing us. It was truly a great experience.
Sincerely,Grace, Sandro & Liana Zambonin
Letter of recommendation from Jeske Walraven and Jan-Maarten Geertman
Even though our closing date is another 6 months away, Irwin and Mindi suggested to try the market during our recent summer vacation. With an open house and the majority of showings in our absence they were able to secure a solid offer on our home in 23 days after listing and with the least disruption to our busy daily lives.
We were very happy to have Irwin and Mindi Hartman work with us to sell our home. They scheduled all meetings and interactions around our busy family lives. They provided us with great advice and suggestions about how and when to prepare our home for sale. We were very happy that they promptly returned all phone calls and kept in touch with us even while we spent time abroad. Contract details, negotiation etiquette and documentation were all handled with great care and professionalism.
We really appreciated their calm reassurance and expert advice throughout the entire process. After a nerve-wracking experience selling our previous home, the Hartmans helped us sell our current home pretty much stress-free.
Sincerely,Jeske Walraven and JM Geertman
Irwin and Mindi,
Thank you once again for another successful sale. Your thorough research and knowledge of the Barrhaven real-estate market has allowed us to twice sell homes within just a few days. The level of professional services you provide and the attention to detail exceeds expectations. Your ongoing work and communications after the sale, shows a commitment to a long term relationship and true customer appreciation. We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell in Ottawa.
Thanks again,Daphnee & Darren
When my wife and I decided to sell our home we knew only two things, we wanted to sell fast and we wanted to list with Royal LePage. Everywhere we looked we saw Royal LePage signs going up and the yellow sold sign attached very shortly after. We started asking around for referrals.
Irwin and Mindi’s names kept coming up so we gave them a call. We initially spoke to their associate, Tammy Weedmark, and were impressed with her professionalism and new ideas. Our impression of Tammy was reinforced when we met with Irwin and Mindi. They are both extremely professional. They explained everything very clearly and gave us prompt feedback on our showings.
Their home feature sheets were of exceptional content and quality, the web site was outstanding. The Hartman Team managed to sell our home in 19 days for a price we were happy with.
In closing, if you want a professional yet pleasant selling experience, the Hartman Team is the only choice you need to make!
Thank you,Donna and Steve McCulloch
Irwin & Mindi Hartman were the perfect match for us. We instantly felt comfortable and with their guidance felt very relaxed knowing they were working for us and in our best interest. We trusted their knowledge and instinct of the world of real estate. They always had time to answer our many questions and concerns and constantly kept us up to date with the progress of our sale. We admire their professionalism and attention to detail and would definitely recommend Irwin and Mindi to our friends.Majid & Beth Shadmand
It has been a real pleasure to work with Hartmans on selling our house! Working with them means that they will come up with the best sales plan, take care of every detail and provide updates on regular basis. Because of their professionalism and focus, our house got sold so quickly and efficiently. With all the agents that we have experienced with, they are the number 1!James & Jane
Dear Mindi and Irwin,
We wanted to take the time to give you a special thank you for the exemplary service you provided us with for the sale of our home. We very much enjoyed your professional and honest approach. You had many great suggestions for getting the house is saleable condition, staging, etc. and the extra effort that was put into the photographs, virtual tour and feature sheets made our listing stand out in the crowd.
We felt secure in knowing you were always there to answer any questions. Even when you might be away for a short time you left us in capable hands that cared for our listing as if it were their own.
You provided timely, informative and helpful feedback following each viewing so that we knew every step of the way what the market reaction was.
We will be sure to recommend your professional services to any friends or family that may be buying or selling a home.
Regards,Angelo and Jennifer