TestimonialsBelow are some of my Client Testimonials
By: Mark & Jill M
‘Erica is a complete joy to work with. Extremely professional, organized and patient. We had not sold a house in 20 years and a lot had changed in the process. Erica aided us in making the necessary changes to get the most value including all the staging, which was amazing. We would recommend Erica to anyone looking to sell their home.
My experience in buying a condo in Ottawa with Mike was absolutely brilliant. I was living in the London, Ontario area when I was offered a job with the government in Ottawa with a VERY tight time frame. I contacted Mike, letting him know where I wanted to look for a property and my price range. For 2 weeks he sent me daily updates on available properties and with my feedback, created a short list of possibilities. I flew into Ottawa on Thursday, Mike picked me up at the airport and we hit the road running. After the initial viewings, I chose the ones I wanted for a second showing and while I went back to relax at my hotel, Mike arranged second viewings for Friday. Friday afternoon I put in an offer and returned to London. Mike worked non-stop over the weekend and called me Monday to tell me my offer had been accepted! Mike truly treated me like a million dollar customer and I am very, very happy to recommend him.
From the time I mentioned to Mike that I was interested in selling my town house, to the eventual close of the sale, Mike did an exceptional job of listening to me, answering my questions, and providing lots of market information and suggestions to make an informed decision on how to proceed. His knowledge of the market, his network of investors, his tools to make the house show at its best helped me sell the house in the price range I was hoping for, and in a very short time with little inconvenience to our family. He was a pleasure to work with and I always felt he was looking out for my best interests. He was always available any day of the week, any time of the day and went above and beyond to make sure the process went smoothly. He was efficient and professional. He is someone you want in your corner. I would confidently recommend Mike to anyone interested in any type of real estate decision, whether buying, selling, or investing.
By: R & N.G.
As a first time home owner, the experience of shopping around can be somewhat overwhelming. Mike made my experience very calm and pleasant. When going to view homes in 2011, on almost a daily basis, he would always be on time, courteous and prepared. He was also easy to talk to and whenever I had a question, he would be willing to give me an answer almost immediately. If at times he didn’t have the answer I was looking for, he would get back to me within 24 hours. I could not have asked for a better realtor and I can see a prosperous future for Mike in the field of real estate. We were first time home buyers and were quickly overwhelmed by everything that is to be taken into consideration when looking at purchasing a home. Mike was great! He walked us through the various steps of home buying and even brought us some information on financing and house repairs/appliances. He was patient, helpful, on time, professional, answered ALL of our questions and wasn’t pushy at all. He is an amazing realtor. We would gladly recommend him (and already have!).
By: A & T
Mike Lewicki was a wonderful real estate agent from the get go. He worked hard with us to get to know the kind of house and neighbourhood we were looking for and used his knowledge of the market to find us the perfect home. We appreciated that he did not rush us into purchasing a home. Rather, he worked round-the-clock to find us the best fit. His dedication and commitment shone through in the little things he would do for his clients – from being present for our home inspection, meeting us at our workplace during our busy schedules, liaising with our lawyer to visiting us on moving day to make sure everything was going smoothly. A top notch Realtor!
By: D. B. & S. W.
Mike Lewicki recently represented my wife and I during our last house purchase. Mike guided us through the entire process making the search for our new home easy and enjoyable. Mike went above and beyond when a house our heart was set on caused Mike some concerns. Despite the guarantee of a hefty commission, Mike talked us down while showing us the potential issues with our chosen house that we were actively pursuing. Ultimately we found another house even more perfect and newer than the first, in our desired neighbourhood and for much less money. We certainly will use Mike as our Realtor in the future and would happily recommend him to anyone without hesitation.
I have dealt with many realtors in a short period of time and will no longer need to search for another realtor in the future as Mike was a perfect match for my needs. Mike is absolutely fantastic, realistic and very professional. He was quick to respond to any of my questions and was available to meet for showings based on my schedule. I will definitely recommend Mike to anyone looking for a ‘no-pressure’ realtor. Thanks Mike – you’re awesome.
By: G & S
When we first approached Mike about wanting to buy a new home Mike first talked to us on what we were planning with our current house sell vs rent. Once we decided that we were going to sell Mike immediately had a staging consultant come into our home. That was one of the best things that we could have done it gave us lots of time to work on making the appropriate changes. Mike gave an honest opinion on the properties we were looking at and we felt zero pressure. It took us a couple of months until we found something that we were happy with on the market. All through that time Mike kept an open line of communication with us, again we never felt pressured. Once we found the house we wanted negotiations went very smooth. When it came time to sell the effort we put in with the staging really put our house apart from the others on the market. We were listed for only 20 days before we sold! We used Mike’s contacts for Staging, Painting & Cleaning and we were very happy with everything. The Stager, Christine Gaudet was very professional, she gave us a plan to work towards.The painter, Brian Osborne – was very efficient. He had a crew of 4 guys paint our whole house in 2 days!!!! For the same cost that it would have taken one person 2 weeks.The cleaners made our house spotless before photos, and gave us a good base to maintain during showings. When we were losing steam in getting the place ready Mike was there to give us a push to keep things on track. If you are looking for a Realtor for either buying or selling, I would tell you to look no further than Michael Lewicki.
Mike, I can’t find the words to say just how important a role you played in helping me make the move from Toronto to Ottawa. In truth, there ARE no words – it was such a comfort knowing you were in my corner helping me to find a new home. I can’t thank you enough. You were always available to answer my questions and concerns and went above and beyond in so many ways. My family and I will happily recommend you to anyone looking for a fantastic Realtor.
The house is sold, there was an offer with a week . You made it seem so easy, but in reality it was a lot of work on your part. The timing of the listing, the market analysis , the fact binder available for potential purchasers to review. The home stager and photographer also played a part in the success. The updates on the construction of my new home in Ingersoll, were well beyond the scope of your commitment and very much appreciated. They say selling a home can be a stressful time, but with the right real estate professional it was not so. Thank you very much.
By: M.J.S & D.E
Our experience with Mike was great. He came at the right time and acted quickly to list our home when we found ourselves suddenly without an agent. He did thorough research before giving us a price to list our home and presented us with an information booklet to let us know how he arrived at the listing price. He was always available and kept in contact with us even when we were out of the country. Mike was able to make the process as stress free as possible so that we had no worries. We highly recommend Mike to any seller or buyer. He will not disappoint.
By: A & J
We feel very fortunate to have worked with Mike when selling our home, and when purchasing our new home. We were incredibly picky when it came to finding our dream home. We can’t imagine how frustrating this must have been for Mike, but he never let it show for a second! A few times we toured homes that met all of our criteria, but just didn’t feel right. Mike never put any pressure on us; he would tell us repeatedly that this is the most important purchase of our lives and we need to be sure it feels right. He always responded promptly, was flexible, did his best to accommodate our schedules, and was lovely enough to offer us rides to and from showings. We probably shouldn’t say this, but it felt like he could be reached at absolutely any time! When we did find our dream home (in the middle of the holiday season), he patiently went through all of the paperwork with us, while working quickly to make sure it became our home for the best possible price! When selling our current home, we were quite amazed that Mike provided us with the services of a stager; we didn’t think that was included in the fees of most realtors. We know that this service made a huge difference in how quickly our home sold. When our first offer came in, it was very clear that Mike was doing everything he could to make sure that any deal done was in our best interest. We’re sure that we would not have received our asking price after 2 days on the market were it not for his expertise. Any issues that arose (through home inspections), Mike worked around the clock talking to contractors and other agents, in order to resolve things as quickly and as stress-free as he could for us, while making sure that things worked out in our best possible interest. It can feel like there are more downs than ups when selling and purchasing homes. We always felt better knowing that Mike would take care of any issues that came up. He alleviated the stress and made the experiences much more enjoyable!
By: E & A
We couldn’t have asked for better assistance in the purchase of our first home. Mike’s understanding of the Ottawa market was extremely valuable, which he combined with exceptional service by responding to our questions and concerns without delay. He takes a proactive approach to his work, which allowed us to anticipate and deal with any obstacles before they arose. Further to that, Mike carries a unique sense of professionalism wherein he understands and respects his clients’ needs on a personal level by going above and beyond what is required for the transaction. We’re very happy together in our new home and would recommend Mike to all of our friends and family.
I want to share my experience using Mike as my agent. I am an older single woman starting over. I also work a job that has challenging hours and restricted flexibility. When I decided I wanted to buy a little income property, my mortgage broker recommended I give Mike a call. I don’t know how it would have worked with anyone other than Mike. It was a perfect match. He was the perfect salesman without the pressure and he has an excellent understanding of the real estate “game”. His calm, assured, no stress approach to each property he showed me allowed me to enjoy the process. Mike was also able to come up with multiple solutions to my challenging availability. He respectfully stayed within the parameters of my “wish list” and found me the perfect property. Mike was extremely approachable and easy to reach whenever I had questions (and I had a few). This was a thoroughly positive experience thanks to Mike and his assistant Erica!!
By: J & C
Mike and his team have been an absolute pleasure to work with from initial contact through to well after the sale. They make you feel completely supported from day 1, and maintain their thorough level of dedication even after you’ve closed on the sale. Mike has a network of trusted trades and home improvement contacts to leverage if your home is in need of some love prior to the sale, and will even run point on some of those types of arrangements – a level of service that is definitely above and beyond the norm. in our case, we had to move out before sale, Mike and Erica brought in furniture to stage the house beautifully, ensuring prospective buyers could imagine the potential for their own life in each room. I highly recommend Mike as a trusted partner for a home sale or purchase.
I highly recommend Erica Maiorino and Michael Lewicki- especially to first time buyers. Erica helped me understand the buying process and things to watch out for when looking at properties. She has incredible attention to details towards properties and neighbourhoods, and is proactive in finding listings and property information, scheduling appointments/inspections. Her knowledge, efficiency and hard work afforded me enough time and peace of mind to understand what I was doing before making decisions in a really tough market. Michael Lewicki has a lot of knowledge about condos, and is very patient and generous with his time and expertise- As a first time buyer, this is exactly what I was looking for.
By: D & K
We recently had the pleasure of working with Erica while searching for our new Ottawa Condo. Erica quickly set us up in their database and sent us daily updates on new properties coming to market that met our criteria. She showed us at least a half dozen properties before we eventually made an offer. At each and every showing Erica was prompt, knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous. She was well organized and able to provide answers to all our questions. During offer negotiations, she guided us through the whole process and kept us up to date on progress continuously with absolutely no pressure whatsoever. Erica is now actively assisting us with the sale of our current home and has been very helpful in the staging and marketing of our place. Our experience in dealing with Erica was extremely favourable and we would not hesitate to use her services again in the future.
By: N & N
We wanted to write about our experience with Erica as it was a very positive one. Firstly, Erica was very easy to get in touch with. She was communicative & responsive, and always willing to talk with us if we had any questions, concerns, or to set up viewings. Erica was also really approachable and personable. We often felt out of our element as first time home buyers, with lots of questions, and she never made us feel silly for being inexperienced. We could tell she took our wishes for our first home seriously. After battling with the difficult market of Ottawa in 2020, Erica went above and beyond and found the perfect home for us. She was innovative in finding us a home we liked, looking beyond the usual listings. We feel we wouldn’t have obtained our home without her resourcefulness. We are thrilled with our experience and want to thank Erica for her tenacity, patience and kindness in helping us find our first home.