Buying a Home

Whatever your lifestyle,
whatever your stage in life…

There’s a home for you.

You might ask yourself,
“Do I really need a Real Estate Agent?”

The answer is: ABSOLUTELY!

I’m your “eyes and ears” and unlike the seller’s agent, I work hard for you and have only your best interests at heart.

happy young woman bought her condo with Rhonda Legault

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Buy with CONFIDENCE when you buy with Rhonda.

I will educate you so you are confident about your decision.

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Buying a home is a big process. Rest assured, I’m by your side every step of the way – from helping you learn the “true cost” of the home to managing all of the legal paperwork so there are no surprises – except good ones!

I am current with consumer protection laws and will translate legal-ease into language you understand. My LEED accreditation (training in green buildings) is another plus if you are concerned about how environmentally friendly a home is – or can become.

I will evaluate the home, as if it was my own investment

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By doing a mini inspection, I’ll point out any deficiencies you just might miss such as cracks in the foundation, mould in the shower or shingles that need replacing. This evaluation is vital in making an informed decision – and key in the negotiating process.

I will get you ready to compete and seal-the-deal!

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As a buyer, you need to know exactly what your parameters are. Getting prequalified for a
mortgage gives you a ballpark for what you can afford and will keep your search process focused. Getting preapproved will also help you compete with cash offers. I help you do your homework upfront making you a stronger buyer in today’s competitive real estate market.

I will negotiate the best possible price and terms for you.

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My twenty years in the corporate world has taught me how to be reasonable without being difficult during contract negotiations. I’m determined to help you get the home you want at the best possible price and within your budget. Just as important is knowing how to write a good, clean offer without over complicating it and still protecting your interests . This may involve putting conditions in your offer such as you selling your own home first, getting a home inspection by a trained home inspector, or the seller fixing deficiencies before you move in.   I’ve “got your back” in all aspects of purchasing a home.

Let’s get started!

What Rhonda’s Clients are Saying:

  • "Rhonda was a referral when we first relocated to Ottawa in late 2015 and rented a house for a school year. Rhonda was extremely helpful through this process and even though we were only renting for a short time, went above and beyond to help us find the right rental for a brief 10 months. Then the following year we started thinking about purchasing a town home. We are currently living overseas so corresponded via email and messenger as we outlined what kind of housing we were looking for, the area of the city and the price range.We appreciated the quick feedback from Rhonda, her advice and honest perspective especially in terms of what options were worth considering. She took the time to understand what we were looking for. Furthermore, she understood our particular situation of being overseas and made the search process as practical as possible, including sending us short video footage of a couple of places we were considering. On a number of occasions she went the extra mile in terms of being available, providing back and forth feedback and helping us zero in on the most viable options. Her knowledge of the Ottawa market was also useful, especially considering trends in terms of purchasing and reselling a home, and market trends in general. She connected us to a mortgage specialist and even a local lawyer which was very helpful. When we eventually settled on a place and were prepared to make an offer, she helped us assess the pros and cons and answered our questions from a very practical point of view. She managed the process well and we were able to make an offer and have it accepted in a matter of a couple of days. Overall we have felt that Rhonda did not treat us just like another client but has taken the time to understand our needs and expectations and worked around those and has done so in a very personal way. We feel we cannot say enough about how much we have appreciated all Rhonda has done through these 2 experiences in finding housing. We highly recommend Rhonda for her professionalism, her knowledge of the real estate business, the local market and equally importantly for really understanding client needs and bringing a high level of personal touch at the same time."
    Emmanuel & Linda Isch, Ottawa
  • "I'd like to take this opportunity to let you know what a delight it was to deal with Rhonda Legault during the sale of our home. Professional and knowledgeable combined with her great sense of humour and patience made this experience a pleasure. The time she took to tastefully stage our home resulted in multiple offers immediately after the house was put on the market. We are now settling nicely into a home that Rhonda helped us choose and I'd love to have her back to give me some of her fabulous decorating ideas! This is not the first time I've been through the process of relocating but it was the easiest transition, thanks to Rhonda."
    Susan Bloomfield
  • "Working with Rhonda was amazing. From helping us stage our home and pricing it competitively in a buyer’s market, to working with her on buying a new home, Rhonda was a consummate professional, an understanding & helpful person to work with. She proved herself and stuck to her word of treating us as a client & not just a customer."
    Tracey
  • "Just a tiny token of our appreciation for all the care you have shown us over the last months.  You have supported us emotionally, physically, and professionally through this big transition.  It has been a pleasure working with you.   All the best in your job and with your family."
    George & Shirley Borschewski
  • "I would like to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work associated with the sale of my house. As you know I had some reservations with doing business with an agent that was a friend, but you were very professional in your approach to reassuring me that you were the right choice to meet my real estate needs. With the transaction nearing completion (closing in 5 days), I can say that you greatly exceeded my expectations with what you brought to the table in representing my interests. From the moment we decided to work together right up to now, your dedication, energy, professionalism and enthusiasm have overwhelmingly impressed me. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is in the market for a real estate agent. Thank you for everything you have done to assist me with this significant step in my life."
    Gord Cockell
  • I literally stumbled across Rhonda on the street and after a quick chat, we immediately clicked. Within a few days she was able to turn our long lost dream of buying a house into an unbelievable reality. Rhonda went above and beyond what we expected in a realtor, connecting us to all the right people, giving great advice and really taking the time to know and understand us. We had very specific wishes and a strict budget and she found us not only the perfect house but our dream home. Rhonda was patient, friendly and professional during negotiations and got us the best possible deal. We are so grateful I stumbled across her that day. We very highly recommend Rhonda to everyone we know.
    Sarah & Barb A., Barrhaven

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