""Lisa Hopkyns stand out from the crowd because of her ability to really listen to our needs as clients, both as homeowners and as landlords. Her grasp of detail is amazing. Lisa has a dogged determination to make a deal work. We've used Lisa Hopkyns before and we will use her again. Nobody knows Stonebridge better than Lisa.""
""With 3 children under the age of 3 it would have been easier to ask us to climb Mount Everest than stage/prepare our home for sale! Lisa not only staged our home (with items from her own home)...she sold it before it even listed! Many talk the talk when it comes to the real estate market and few walk the walk! Lisa is a consummate professional that brings an expertise to the table that very few possess. If you want to list your home pick an agent. If you want to sell your home....pick Lisa!"
"Lisa was very patient with us. We were moving from Toronto area, she was able to get us in to see houses last minute through out Barrhaven, we had a hard time finding a house in Barrhaven and changed our course and ended up looking in Stittsville. Lisa never once complained to us and was able to accomadate our out of town schedule. We bought a house in Stittsville and are happily settling in."
""I decided to sell my house in Stonebridge and the only name that was recommended to me by friends and neighbours as a real estate agent in Stonebridge was Lisa Hopkyns.
She is extremely professional, very patient and answers all kind of questions in no time. It was a very tough market and she again did the impossible and sold my house in a timely manner and more important for the price I wanted it.
I would like to mention that besides her professionalism, she has a great personality and it was a pleasure to have met her. I will truly miss her and I do not have to mention that if I decide to buy again I will go with Lisa.""
"The service and personal attention we received from Lisa Hopkyns was exceptional and exceed my expectation in all aspect of the process. She seeks out to our potential buyers to find out their preference and demand, then provided suggestions from color scheme to staging for a perfect showing. Her professionalism and proactive selling tactic is unheard of among real estate agents. I did thorough research for an agent who can listen, has market experience in Stonebridge area and live within same neighborhood, community involvement to support local residents for safe environment and community activities. Lisa Hopkyns has met and exceed all the above with a flying color. If you are looking for results oriented and most responsive real estate agent, Lisa Hopkyns is the top agent you should consider."
"We were very impressed with Lisa's service throughout the process of selling our house with her. She and her team came and staged the house, took professional photographs, printed out color brochures, put the house on MLS and her own web sites. In the end the house was very well advertised and just looked stunning, it definitely made a difference. Lisa also made sure her network of buyer agents know about the house. As a result there are many showings right after the house was on the market.
Lisa had a great knowledge of Stonebridge, and was always on top of the market. She quickly responded to market change, kept us informed, and provided valuable opinions based on her vast experience. Lisa also puts her client's interest first. So instead of just simply pushing for a lower price to get the house sold, she would evaluate the situation, consider all factors, then come up with an approach so that in the end we were very satisfied.
Lisa is professional, reliable, and always available to provide knowledgeable insights. We would not hesitate to recommend Lisa to anyone planning to sell or buy especially in Stonebridge area.
It's been a pleasure working with you in the recent sale of our home in Stonebridge, your knowledge of the homes and community, your professionalism and personality, and extensive marketing experience help sold our home in a timely manner. We are so pleased to have you selling our home, and will definitely use your service again for any future real estate needs. We have recommended your exceptional services to several on my friends and will continue to do so.
Thanks again Lisa.
"Whenever you sell your home you always want to maximize the value. The best way to do that in Stonebridge is by using Lisa Hopkyns as your Real Estate Agent. We heard that she was a great Agent but until we listed with her we didn't realize how true that is. From the first meeting we knew we had made the right decision. Her knowledge of the local market is second to none. She knows how to market a property and spends money to do it - professional pictures, high end brochures, website listings - you name it, she does it; and right from the start, not weeks after the property has been lingering on the market. We sold our house within 2 days of it being listed on the MLS service. The actual buyer had seen it before the listing because of the extensive agent network she uses. We ended up getting more money for our house than we originally thought possible; all we believe because of Lisa. Make the right decision from the start, choose Lisa as your agent.
"Thank you for your professionalism and expedient sale of our house. We are sure that without your knowledge of the community and the builder the sale would not have happened. Evidently, you are genuinely great at your job!
To Whom It May Concern:
The purpose of this letter is to express our utmost feelings of gratitude for Lisa Hopkyns. This was our second real estate transaction with Lisa in 2 years where she exceeded our expectations.
The first was a rental property outside her specialty area of Stonebridge. When we decided to list it, Lisa took immediate interest and pride in her work by staging the entire main floor, as the tenant’s furniture would not have impressed potential buyers. She transformed the house from a shabby rental home to a stunning, urban, modern single family home, allowing us to list it at an amount much higher than we anticipated. Although we had our issues to deal with while the home was on the market (including a broken water main), we sold the house for an amount over asking price, through multiple competing offers. We were ecstatic. If it weren’t for Lisa’s suggestions on small home improvements required before sale and the professional staging job that was done, we would not have fared nearly as well.
After being impressed after working with Lisa in the prior year, we decided to list our Stonebridge home with her again. The timing of our sale was not ideal in that it was after the summer rush (after prices had peaked and had started to fall) and the market was slowing considerably (it was later estimated that only 40% of the homes in our price range would sell). After seeing that all Stonebridge homes were just sitting on the market, Lisa took it upon herself to show us the competition (through booked showings), so that we could better showcase our assets and make our home stand out more than the others on the market.
To do so, some redecorating was in order and Lisa took us to the store (with our kids in tow) and helped select (and purchase) new drapes. On her own time, she purchased a few key decorative items to stage in the house while it was on the market. Lastly, the suggestion of a new paint job in the kitchen to bring out the richness of our cabinets was well taken. After making our improvements, the interest in our home increased and we got nothing but positive feedback. Our home looked stunning.
The buyers in our transaction were not even looking to buy in our price range. Only after Lisa had convinced their agent that our home was worth a modest increase over their budget, did they come for a showing. They were sold! We did everything Lisa asked us to do and we’re glad we did because it was all those little things that the sellers noticed.
Lisa is the most dedicated, hard-working realtor we have ever worked with. She takes great pride in her work and it shows. We would not hesitate to recommend Lisa to anyone wishing to buy or sell a home, in the Stonebridge area or beyond; she is an asset to every transaction.
"I wanted to express my gratitude to you and your team for making the sale of our home such a worry free experience! Not only did you manage to sell our house for over asking, you did so in less than 24 hours!
Your professionalism, expertise, guidance, and true knowledge of the Ottawa real estate market was very much evident throughout our dealings with you and your team. The attention and commitment you demonstrate to your clients makes the whole process simple and transparent. This is our second real estate transaction with you and your team and I will definitely call on you again for any future real estate needs.
I have recommended your services to several on my friends and colleagues and will continue to do so. Thank you Lisa for your unwavering attention to detail, assistance, guidance and your genuine dedication to service delivery and client satisfaction. Your efforts were greatly appreciated."
""Lisa and Josh came in with a very direct and clear selling approach. They spent the money on marketing my house in a difficult market resulting in a fairly quick sale for a large and expensive home. Thanks to them, my wife and I can complete the building of our new dream home."
""Just wanted to say thank you for the great work you did in sellingour home. Working with you was a great experience. I'd highlyrecommend you to anybody who is looking to purchase/sell a home in theStonebridge community. Nobody knows the community better than you do." "
"It was a pleasure to deal with you in the recent sale of our home. Your skills, knowledge of the local market and your involvement in the Stonebridge community made you the absolute right choice for us. Your expertise and passion were evident throughout the process. Your professionalism and negotiation skills were exceptional and we want to thank you and your team for the excellent service. We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."
"Selling our Stonebridge home with Lisa was the most satisfying real estate transaction we’ve experienced. Having sold several homes in the past, including one without an agent, Lisa’s intimate knowledge and exclusive focus on Stonebridge properties, her energy, professionalism and determination to get the job done clearly demonstrates the value she alone brings to the transaction.
Simply put, it was a pleasure working with Lisa and we don’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone considering selling or buying a Stonebridge property."
"After working with another agent and nothing happening with the sale of our home, we turned to Lisa. Lisa and her team came in and professionally staged our home, gave us great tips and advice, took professional photographs, and put our home on her circuit of open houses. Lisa and her team were so friendly and professional and without telling Lisa, she was able to spot each and every upgrade we put into our home and the exact value of those upgrades. We were extremely impressed by our experience with Lisa and have already personally recommended her to friends and neighbours and for sure we will be using her in the future!
Thanks for a great experience,"
"Our Stonebridge sale with Lisa was the sixth home we’ve sold since the early 80’s. Her exclusive in-depth experience in the Stonebridge market was absolutely key in maximizing the return we got on our investment. Unlike our previous home sales, represented by well known professionals in the business, Lisa’s unique blend of corporate business sales experience, personality and Stonebridge product knowledge creates a winning combination for both the buyer and seller within this niche market.
Maggie and I would like to thank you for all your efforts in selling our home. We have moved many times and have sold numerous homes. The professionalism of you and your team combined with the marketing you used to showcase our home exceeded all our previous experiences. We truly appreciate the way you kept us informed of all activity on the listing.
The way you presented our home was very professional. Your attention to detail was the key factor in selling our home in such a timely manner. We have recommended that family and friends use your exceptional services and will continue to do so.
We would also like to tell you how nice it was to get to know you personally. We don’t know where you get the energy; you seem to work endlessly on community business and committees that benefit us all. We can’t think of anybody who has their finger on the pulse of Stonebridge the way you do.
Again, thank you so much for all that you did.
"Engaging Lisa Hopkyns to list and sell our house was the best decision we made. Every step in the process was professionally done and very clearly presented. In the current economic market selling can be a very stressful undertaking since you are most likely looking for a completed sale in time for your next purchase.
Lisa made sure to keep us fully informed, eased our concerns and provided appropriate information at the correct time. In our opinion you won't go wrong in choosing Lisa!"
"If you live in Stonebridge, the only agent you should consider using to sell your house is Lisa Hopkyns. She is the “Queen of Stonebridge” for good reason. She sold our house in just 4 days for $5,000 over the asking price in a slow market!!
How did she do this? Hard work, marketing savvy, and strong connections with buyers’ agents.
The morning after we met with Lisa, she brought her team of experts in to stage and take photographs of our entire house. She had our house listed on MLS and her website just a few hours later. By the following day, Lisa had developed a marketing plan, amazing color brochures, and sent out loads of e-mails to buyers’ agents to generate interest in our property.
While most other agents would have been trying to reduce our expectations and our sale price, Lisa was showing our house to potential buyers by the dozen. She generated so much interest that we received multiple offers over our asking price.
It was amazing to us that Lisa charged us the standard commission charged by all other real estate agents, but had a whole team of people working on our behalf. No wonder she sells more homes in Stonebridge for more money than anyone else--she actually cares about her clients and takes pride in being the best!
Hire smart. Hire Lisa Hopkyns to sell your house."
"Working with Lisa has been a great experience. We had to sell our house during a very tough time of year – December – and we were very stressed about getting it sold when we needed to. Lisa was confident and knowledgeable and put our minds at ease right away. She had our house sold in less than two weeks and took care of everything for us. Lisa knows how to sell and what Stonebridge has to offer potential buyers. If you are selling or buying a home in Stonebridge – there is NO ONE else to call.
Thank you so much for the excellent work you have done towards selling our home. You have made things so easy for us and the kids. We appreciate everything you have done and you have gone above and beyond our expectations.
Thank you so much!"
"On behalf of Robin and I, we just wanted to give Lisa our sincere appreciation for the amazing service provided to us since May. When we decided to relocate to Ottawa from Kingston, one of the stressors was having no idea of where to start looking for a real estate agent. Friends of ours recommended Lisa from their interactions with her at open houses (They were already working with an agent prior to meeting Lisa).
After only one showing Lisa knew precisely what we were looking for in a house. Subsequently, any property we went through from then on, she knew immediately if it should be on the short list or not. Lisa put herself in our shoes whenever looking at properties together in terms of practicality, value and resale.
The fact that impresses us the most was Lisa’s honest and dedicated approach in handling clients. Due to the hospitalization of an immediate family member in Kingston, the purchase of our home in Ottawa became secondary priority over the summer. Even after we sold our house back in Kingston, Lisa never pressured us into any particular properties she showed knowing the closing date of our Kingston home was fast approaching.
The professionalism and the prompt service received from Ashley and Lisa were exceptional. Lisa’s knowledge of property values in Kanata, Riverside South and Barrhaven not just Stonebridge was very helpful as we were not familiar with the neighbourhoods. All of the advice she gave us was in our best interest strictly. In the end, we bought the “perfect” home in Stonebridge effortlessly with the assistance of Lisa’s expertise.
We can safely say that our experience could not have been any better. With all the other stressors we endeavoured this summer, Lisa personal approach will never be forgotten. We will recommend Lisa to anyone and everyone who asks for a real estate agent.
""Lisa's knowledge of the Stonebridge real estate market allowed her to list my home, find a buyer, and meet my asking price all in one day! The advice she provides prior to listing ensures homes will be marketed to their fullest potential. I would definitely recommend Lisa when selling a house in the Stonebridge community, her reputation and experience in the area
produced effective results that made the ideal sale."
On behalf of myself and my family I want to thank you for the excellent service you provided us over the past few months. As you know, we sold our house in Markham and moved to Ottawa. This can be a very stressful time for a family and you helped us buy our new house with as few worries as possible. The purchase was a difficult one for us as we were new to the city and did not know the different neighbourhoods. You were patient with us through snowstorms and spring floods :-). In total we looked at nearly 70 houses together and families spent more than 1 Sunday together. You worked with us to ensure we had proper inspections done including water, sewer and house and most importantly introduced us to the neighbourhood where we now live. You worked with us to ensure a speedy negotiation that I feel we got great value for our dollar. We never felt pushed, but rather that you were there in our best interest. If anyone were to ask, I would recommend your services as first class."
Thank you so much for your commitment to selling our home. After some bad experiences we both seriously considered selling our house ourselves. Frankly we really didn't see any value to having an agent represent us.
You have completely changed our minds and we now understand the difference between an agent who puts their name on a sign on your front lawn and waits for your house to sell itself and an agent like yourself who actually works diligently to sell your house for the best possible price.
We were continually amazed at the lengths to which you were willing to go. Your expert knowledge on the Stonebridge area combined with your unique ability to show our home in it's best possible light led to more traffic of the right clients and ultimately the sale of our house. We were able to see first hand how much hard work you put in to doing the job right.
Your constant communication and guidance are second to none. We truely believe there isn't an agent out there who offers the same level of commitment. Frankly, anyone in Stonebridge who is considering selling their home would be making a big mistake by not making you their first and only call.
||- Sincerely, Dan & Sylvia
Now that the dust has settled and I have moved back to Burlington, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your efforts in making my transition an easy one! Your professionalism, knowledge of the market and work ethic are second to none! Your determination in making sure that I was a “happy camper” was over the top!
Even though I have moved so many times, you taught me some new marketing tactics, especially “staging the house”. I now realize how important this is to moving your home when the market is slow. Thanks for that!
Selling over the Christmas period in a slow market and me living in Toronto sure provided its challenges, but finally, the right offer was put on the table! Without your expertise, I don’t think it would have happened! Even when you were away and could not help, the Gale team stepped in. A total team effort all the way by the Gales Real Estate team! I would not hesitate in recommending Lisa Hopkyns to any perspective buyer or seller in the Ottawa region!
Thanks again for providing myself with your very professional real estate services!
we would like to let you know that we have been very pleased with the process of selling our house. You and your staff have handled everything in a professional and efficient manner. Our house was very well advertised and you created a lot of traffic. Your knowledge of the Stonebridge market certainly provided an advantage to us and we are satisfied with the final sales price.
Thank you Lisa for making this a pleasant and stressfree experience and we will be happy to recommend your services. In our experience this was the most effective sales team we ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
"Lisa's experience and expertise in the Stonebridge community allowed us to sell our house during December which is typically the slowest time of the year for real estate. We tried selling our house on our own and using the services of another real estate agent but had no success. She was able to bring in the right client's and provided us with invaluable guidance throughout the negotiation process. Her commitment and professionalism are second to none and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to friends and colleagues."