Testimonials


Sale of Condo, Purchase of New Home

Dan made the stressful process of selling my condo and buying a new home understandable and enjoyable.  He responded to my many questions in a timely and complete manner, helped me weigh pros and cons of different options, set up viewings with speed, and reminded me of my objectives when I needed it.  I would recommend Dan to anyone looking to sell or purchase property in Ottawa’s downtown.

JD — Hintonburg

Dan is an honest, knowledgeable, professional and friendly realtor. As a first time buyer, I had so many questions about the neighbourhood, the type and the value of the home that I should buy. Dan patiently and promptly answered ALL of my questions to my total satisfaction and he was available any time I wanted to view a house. When necessary, he made me his priority and as a result I won a bidding war on a big, beautiful, turn-key home that meets all of my family’s needs. I look forward to working with Dan again in the future when my children have grown, I have retired and I am ready to down-size.
Daniela Petretta Hon. B.A., B.Ed., LL.B.

Purchase of a new home

Dan Moloughney at Ottawa Urban Realty is terrific at what he does.  If you have the pleasure of working with Dan, you can rest assured you are in good hands.  Dan worked with my wife and I to find our first home and it is perfect for us, we couldn’t be happier.  The things that impressed me most about Dan are that he is extremely reliable.  He is very smart and he is honest.  He genuinely cared about our wants and needs.  This being our first home purchase, we had lots of questions and it took time for us to figure out exactly what we wanted in a home.  Dan took us through countless houses and always gave us his honest feedback about each of the places we visited.  Dan’s many years of experience in real estate have made him an expert.  He made us consider things about the homes that would have never crossed our minds.   He had a very good understanding of what we were looking for and targeted the homes that met our specific needs.  Working with somebody who was able to take care of both the purchase of our home and setting up the mortgage was invaluable.  He made it a stress-free process and we always felt at ease with him.  Dan provides excellent customer service, without fail he would respond to every one of our texts and emails promptly, and believe me, there were a lot of them.  He would setup showings the same night we made the request, it was unbelievable.  I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet Dan.  Without hesitation, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy our sell a home.

Listing of a home

Dan Moloughney came highly recommended to us when we decided to list our family’s property, and it’s easy to see why.  From the first time we met Dan, we could tell that he was a professional and we instantly felt we could trust him to take care of such an important task for us.  Dan’s knowledge and attention to detail far surpassed our expectations in a realtor.  He provided tons of great advice to get our house ready to be listed so that we would receive maximum value.  Dan was able to accommodate our busy schedules while actively setting up viewings.  We will without a doubt be recommending Da to anyone looking to list their property.

 Jen & Keith

“Dan answered all of our questions quickly, directly and honestly. He was easy to work with and took initiative to address our concerns. In particular, as a selling agent, the staging of our condo was exceptional and as a buying agent he would point out issues or opportunities that we wouldn’t have thought of. We would certainly recommend him”

Danielle and Kyle

I had the pleasure of working with Dan Moloughney for both the purchase and sale of my homes.

Between March and May  I was able to find my dream home and sell my residence (two weeks after listed)

I highly recommend Dan Moloughney for his integrity as well as prompt, efficient client centred realty services. K.P.

Dan was a great realtor and made the stressful process of buying a house as smooth as possible.  He quickly figured out what I was looking for and had a lot of knowledge of the downtown areas I was interested in.  Dan has a straightforward approach and was great at walking me through various scenarios and helping me figure out what was the right house for me.  Being new to Ottawa I relied heavily on Dan’s knowledge of the market and Ottawa area and have no regrets. — Jane A., Westboro

 

Dan Moloughney got us full price and our chosen closing date in less than 4 days!

We chose Dan Moloughney as our agent after interviewing another because we knew he would give us the personal attention and energy that only the owner of a smaller realty can provide.   Dan knows the market and the neighbourhood well; proof of this is that the price he suggested provoked immediate interest and our first offer within hours!

His marketing strategies (arranging a pre-listing home inspection; hiring a professional real estate photographer; writing an appealing listing; producing high-quality flyers and photo sheets) were not even offered by another realty.  We’ve a very busy household, yet Dan made selling our house easy and …. even enjoyable !

Sarah R., the Glebe.

 

Dan is the great realtor not merely for his knowledge, patience, business acumen and common sense, although he certainly does possess all those attributes.  What makes Dan a great realtor is his genuine and sincere nature – with Dan, you truly know that he is working to help you realize your real estate goals.  Because he is such a genuine person, he is a realtor who is straightforward, professional, kind and always trustworthy.  It is without reservation that I would recommend Dan and his team at Ottawa Urban Realty Inc.  Thank you Dan!

Richard

I keep recommendations simple:

Great advice, service and results. Recommended. / Paul Southern

Our thanks for all your efforts resulting in the timely completion of the sale of our Arlington property.  Your recommendations on price, your straightforward plan, and your dedicated efforts and continued monitoring clearly led to a most satisfactory result.  At all times we were made fully aware of all that was happening and had complete confidence that everything was proceeding with our best interests as the priority.

Many thanks      TJ

After living in my house for over 60 years, the prospect of having to sell it was overwhelming. However, Dan eased my concerns. He ensured the process ran smoothly and quickly. I was totally satisfied with the results and his services.

– Laura Bullerwell

From the beginning, we were thoroughly impressed with Dan’s knowledge of real estate in Ottawa. He took time to walk us through current market conditions, explained what we could expect, and elaborated on different scenarios. He answered all of our questions thoroughly, and was always well-prepared. He followed up with answers to our questions without fail, and provided very good advice.

As first time home buyers, we relied on Dan’s knowledge extensively and we felt we were well-served throughout the process. Dan was a pleasure to work with – always on time, and a strong communicator.

– Jessica & Ross

 

Thanks to you and Dan for all your work. We had our ups and downs during the whole process but we are very excited with our new home and we can’t say enough about your professionalism and friendly demeanor. Next stop….  IKEA!

Cheers,
Dave and Nikki

 

 As first time home buyers, we credit Dan Moloughney for a smooth, stress-free home-buying experience. He was always available to answer our many questions and took care in showing us properties that met our specific requirements. We felt expertly guided through all the specifics and processes associated with buying a home. Dan is professional, helpful, personable and knows the market inside and out. We’ll be recommending him to our friends and families.

– Jana and Lukasz

 

Dan provided us with excellent service and representation from start to finish. He listened to what we were looking for in a home, provided sound advice when we asked for his opinion, and always kept our best interests in mind. He always followed up with us quickly and was very respectful of our time. He kept us informed of every detail pertaining to listings, and made sure to walk us through all the details of the purchase of our new home. Dan’s knowledge of the market conditions, contacts and straight-forward approach made the whole process of buying a home a memorable and positive experience.

Dan also represented our interests in the sale of our home. His years of experience and knowledge of the market enabled him to generate multiple offers for our home on the first weekend it was listed and ultimately sell it for over our asking price. Dan negotiates with integrity and respect for his clients’ wishes.

– Sarah & Craig

 

Dan, you’ve been a beacon of common sense in the crazy world of Real Estate. D.C

Lori,
Thanks again your all your help and patience…for sure we will pass along your name to any friends and family looking for a house…we couldn’t think of any other person who could do the job as well as you. R.S.

Thank you both for your emails earlier this week, I am guessing that you know by now that everything went smoothly since you haven’t heard back from me yet! It was a great day, everything fell perfectly into place and I moved in under two hours, then went for dinner with the friends who helped me move.
Thank you so much for everything Lori, you made this experience wonderful. Your professionalism, kindness and consideration towards your clients is unparalleled. I am very grateful for all of your advice and answers to my questions throughout this process which lasted for several months, you made it really easy and enjoyable for me.
Rest assured that everyone who knows me will know who to call if they need a real estate agent!
I sincerely appreciate having had the opportunity to work with you – we will definitely work together again in the future.
All the best,
Super happy new condo owner D.N.

I wanted to thank you for all your help and patience and expertise you gave us when we were looking for our home. As first time home buyers we really did not know what we were doing or what to look for, we just knew what we wanted to have in a house, you and David helped us out tremendously and pointed out all negative and positive things in homes we went to see. We finally found the house we loved and are nicely settling in… Mary & Jasem Khazal

I would like to Thank Dan Moloughney and Team for the wonderful service they provided to me. Gloria, Lori and David are an asset on Dan’s Team and to the company.Their professionalism, knowledge, caring approach and dedication is evident in all their actions from staging the home to selling it. I felt very comfortable and confident in their ability to sell my home.My house sold is 3 weeks which was a blessing as I was moving to Toronto for a new job. They were supportive, attentive and always available to answer questions. I would recommend Dan’s Team to my friends and family should they require such a service. I specially felt the communication between the Team members to be excellent when stepping in for a team member. Their understanding and knowledge about the property was excellent . I feel the business practice of completing an Home Inspection at the point of listing the property is an excellent idea as this gives the homeowner a chance to address the issues ,if any prior to the Buyers inspection.Also, I appreciated the notes that were left for me after the houses to provide me with an overall impression of the visitors. I wish to Thank the Team for an excellent experience. I also feel that the follow up calls, cards and telephone calls after the house sold surpassed my expectations. I am very lucky to have met all of you. I wish you all continued success in your careers. – Sandhya

Dan recently represented me in both the purchase of my new home and the subsequent sale of my previous home. I was in a multiple offer situation for the purchase of my new home. With Dan’s advice and professional representation I feel very comfortable with the offer that we put forth and am confident that I did not pay any more than was necessary. With regard to the sale of my previous home, I was looking for a quick sale at fair market price. Having made the simple changes that Dan suggested to stage my home, I had an offer the day my house was listed. On Dan’s advice, I countered the offer twice and within 24 hours the purchaser accepted our offer. I would not hesitate to use Dan again, nor to recommend him to friends. He was professional, knowledgeable, helpful, gave me solid advice and responded quickly to all of my many questions. – Sarah Wheeler

We were always toying with the thought of buying a home, but had always dragged our feet in starting the process. Since we were first-time home buyers, we were very excited to find a home, but weren’t really sure what to look out for. When we were introduced to Gloria, she quickly explained the home-buying process, deduced our needs, and listed off an assortment of homes that we could visit the very next day. With the help of her husband Dave, who was equally informative, we managed to see 6 homes that weekend, and 6 more with Gloria the next. In two weeks time, we found the perfect home. We felt informed and extremely confident about our decision. With Gloria’s help, we made an offer and closed the deal. We didn’t think buying a home was so easy; Gloria just made it seem that way. – Ben and Melanie

I do have a little something for you too since you made this whole process a great adventure for me. I thank you for all your time, energy and patience. You are certainly an expert at what you do and you demonstrated that expertise every step of the way. I am now really starting to get excited about the move. This is a new page in my life and thanks for being part of it. I’ll pop in your office this week sometimes, or next week at the latest. Thanks again, – Marie

The prospect of purchasing my first home was a very daunting one; however, Gloria Bae’s low-pressure approach made my search for a house a very positive experience. She was very informative and attentive, and really seemed to care about finding the right house to suit my needs. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent. – Diana Young

It was really a pleasure working with you guys; Gloria, David and Dan, you are wonderful people, My wife and I are very honored to meet and work with you, we felt safe, secure and in good hands, every thing went fantastic and up to our expectations, our appreciation and satisfaction can not be wrote, we wish you all the best in your life and career sincerely- Saleh Zayed

Thank you very much for the lovely gifts. I decided to take a study break and we are currently having a glass of the nice wine you gave us! It was a pleasure to work with you and I am sure we will again 🙂 Talk to you soon, – Marika (and Mark)

It was really a pleasure working with you guys as well. I appreciate your patience with me and all of the excellent assistance you, Gloria and Dan provided me throughout the whole process. I will most be back for my next one … and recommending you to all of my friends and colleagues of course. Thanks my friend, – Kris van der Starren

Professional, attentive and client-centered … gives objective advice but lets the client decide …a refreshing contrast to the stereotypical, pushy real estate agent – Frank Porporino

Dan Moloughney made my first-time home purchase as straighforward as possible. He was always available and his honest opinons were beneficial. His dedication continues as he offers his expertise even after the sold sign has come down. – Carmen Rupp, Centretown

We found Dan to be very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Dan has a good understanding of how older homes are constructed and he knows what to look for in them. This knowledge helped us to find the home that we were after. We really believe that we would not have found our home without him and if we ever need to move for some reason in the future, we will be working with Dan again. – John Whatman, Glebe

I’ve bought two places with Dan, and looked at many, many more. Dan is very competent, knowledgeable and absolutely honest about a place. He will never put his interest in making a sale anywhere near the interests of the client. He will not push you to buy, but will offer you his advice. He is all about finding the right fit. The main reason I like working with Dan is that I completely trust him. – Stephen Wheeler, Centretown

Buying property is something most people don’t do on a daily basis. Their are many things to consider, advice to be drawn and recommendations to be invited, if you are to be confident that the property being purchased is a wise and valued investment. The use of a qualified realtor is an essential. I have worked with Dan, have been guided by his sound advice and have heeded his recommendations, particularly those in the final stages of the acquisition leading to closure. The result was my complete satisfaction with the whole process. I found Dan most professional in all aspects. – Anthony Jarvis, Centretown Landlord

Dan was very supportive, thoughtful, and conscientious. He frequently would compare the current house viewing to others that we had seen, highlighting key points that I might not have considered. As a newcomer to Ottawa, he also assisted me in familiarizing myself with neighbourhoods, profiling selling features or businesses that were in the area. – Janet Riehm, New Edinburgh

Dan was great! First he showed us several homes that met our criteria, and once we picked one, he helped us negotiate an excellent price. – Glen & Carya Sloan, Old Ottawa South

I had the opportunity of using Dan Moloughney as my real estate agent when purchasing my 2nd home. I had specific requirements for an open concept condo and Dan was quick to produce possible solutions. His expertise was very helpful and helped me make the right choice. Dan is a realtor with excellent insight with respect to the real estate marketplace. – Eric Ramsden, Main Street, Ottawa

I will absolutely keep you in mind and pass your name out to friends and family. I appreciate all your effort even though our moving plan isn’t now but in the near future. I was fluffed off by another agent because our plan was in the future, was told to contact them when we were ready……I didn’t appreciate that. So as I mentioned getting kind service from you knowing our plan is long term is extremely recognized. thx  M.K. – future client

Dan went out of his way to find the house that we wanted, which we found on only the second try. – Jon Olsen

Dan Moloughney was an incredibly valuable resource when I was purchasing my Ottawa (Centretown) home. While I know he had other clients, his commitment to helping me find my dream home made me feel like I was his only concern and that nothing was too much trouble. His intimate knowledge of the areas I was interested in, combined with his professional knowledge, gave me the support and the confidence that I needed as a buyer who was still very new to Ottawa and to the Canadian housing market. Ultimately, I found my dream home, and Dan’s experiences and professional skills meant that I was the successful bidder for a very popular and hotly contested property! A few years later I am still delighted in my home and I have recommended Dan to numerous family and friends with complete confidence that he will give the same attention to them. If you want to buy or sell a house in the central neighbourhoods of Ottawa (Glebe, Centretown, Golden Triangle, Old Ottawa South, etc.), you could do no better that enlist the services of Dan Moloughney, B.Eng. – Sara Jarvis – Centretown

Great service. I’m a very happy client and will recommend my friends to you. – Lori Milicevic

My first home buying experience turned out to be a very rewarding experience and a major part of the credit goes to Mr. Dan Moloughney for his above excellent services. I take this opportunity to thank Dan and wish him all the very best in his career.” – Rajesh Thawani

You had a similar view as me on what I wanted, it helped me figure out myself what I was really looking for (especially being a first time buyer). – Richard Denault

Lori is a real jewel! Her approach and care for my needs, very personable. She took the time to go through the pain with me in discovering what type of property and location would best meet my needs. Spent a whole day driving us around the countryside! Much appreciated. – Sylvie Macdonalde

I would like to thank you for your help in both locating and in buying my new home in the Glebe, and in selling my current home in Rideau Gardens. I much appreciated the way we worked together to prepare my property for sale, to set a sale date and milestones to get there, and to price it. I’m certain that it was this preparation that contributed to the success of this endeavour. The spectacular execution of the sale – within a few hours of its availability and at full price – was well beyond my expectations. Clearly it validates our cooperation. – Rob Gray

Initially from Montreal, we hardly new anyone in Ottawa and felt that the best way to find a Realtor was to visit open houses in the areas of interest and chat with various candidates hoping that someone would understand our desire to purchase, unlike so many out there, a “tired ” old house needing renovations and tender loving care. Since we had a rather bitter experience while searching for a home in Montreal, we noticed how the market as a whole requires “move in condition” and feared going through a bad experience again as our Realtor in Montreal was uninformative and basically would only tell us what she thought we wanted to hear. Further to talking with you while in Alta Vista we found a gentleman who not only understood our views but was/is in the one situation we hoped to be in some day: Renovating an old house to end up with not only a great investment but a home with character and charm. As a result from that conversation, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for working with us so diligently at finding a home in Ottawa. As you know, due to our situation with our renting an apartment since moving to Ottawa, it was primordial that we urgently find a house urgently that would suit our needs as well as our slim wallet. Your kindness in establishing a relationship with both of us as well as our son was greatly appreciated. We truly felt as if you took the time to better understood the kind of people we are in order to find the house best suited for our life style. Not only did you make the effort of getting to know us, you patiently waited along ourselves for the perfect house; the one we could call our home. We especially appreciated how you willingly showed homes that did not really fit our profile for the sake of helping us getting to know the Ottawa market and what is available for what moneys in the areas of interest. Because of the latter, now that we have purchased the home meant for us, we truly feel as if we made the right decision due to the knowledge we have accumulated through working alongside you for the past few months. Please know that we never expected finding a house so quickly and thank you for making us feel welcomed to work with you for as long as need be. Thank you so much for sharing our enthusiasm and going along with us putting such a ridiculous bid on a house we thought would be out of reach for us. Most Realtors would have considered our move a waste of time but you did not. You gave us your opinion, understood the reasons why we felt we should at least give it a try and shared our excitement once we heard the good news. What a bargain that was! As well, we must thank you for your taking us by the hand through the end by providing various referrals for the renovation of our home as well as taking us step by step on the closing and purchase of the home. Taking possession in November, we leave this experience with only good memories and are pleased we had the chance to work with a great Irishman like you (although ashamed to say that your last names pronunciation is still a mystery to us. Fortunately calling you “Dan” was easy enough even for our son). Now that the contractor is lined up and that the work is soon to begin, we can hardly imagine ever moving again but one never knows. We hope to keep in touch with our new Ottawa friend and keep the door open to further doing business with you in the future. Hoping to see more of you, feel free to stop by should you be in the neighbourhood or have a taste for Chinese food. We would love to see you once in a while and get your well valued opinion on the upgrades to our old beat up house soon to be such a lovely home. P.S. We are amazed at how you make yourself ALWAYS available and hope that your wife is a willing participant. Having met your little one once but fast asleep, we look forward to the day where we will meet both of them in a non work related event. We wish you the best of luck on your own renovation – Sophie, Stephen and Baby Andre.

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