Office: 165 Pretoria Avenue, Ottawa ON. K1S 1X1

Phone: 613.238.2801

Fax: 613.238.4583

email: roberthof@royallepage.ca

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Testimonials

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One of the things that has always made my career in real estate interesting and fulfilling is meeting people and being able to help them with their housing requirements. Here I’m proud to offer some testimonials from my clients who have had happy and successful experiences when working with me and Royal LePage Performance Realty.

 


 

“I have dealt with Robert Hof on multiple occasions since 1987. Sales and purchases were seamless. Because of his solid experience, Robert brings a wealth of knowledge of the Ottawa market, prices, builders and better locations. He can quickly asses the quality of a home as well as problematic characteristics. Robert is a good negotiator and attentive to details. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending his services.
It was a pleasure dealing with you. Robert, and I wish you all the best.”

— P. B.

"Being a military family, we have moved in and out of Ottawa numerous times. This is the fourth time that we have worked with Robert Hof; his professionalism and knowledge of the Ottawa real estate market have made buying, selling, and renting a straight-forward process in what can be an otherwise stressful period. Over the years we have established an outstanding friendship with Robert, he is a key part of our 'relocation experience', and I would recommend his services without reservation. Thank you Robert! "

— The Adamsons

"Robert Hof helped make the sale of our home a quick and easy experience. Robert took the time to understand the details of our home and worked with us to meet our goals. He skillfully managed the negotiations with the buyer and presented the details to us in a clear, concise way. Thanks for your help, Robert!"

— Charles B. and Katherine L.

"I recently purchased a condo in Ottawa with the help of Robert Hof. He was extremely knowledgeable about the current Ottawa condo market. He advised about whether the reserve funds were unfunded, quality of building materials, builder’s reputations, condominium fees, and impediments to future re-sale values. He went out of his way to determine what would be developed on a vacant piece of property near the condominium and advised how that development might affect the re-sale value of my unit. He was very helpful in showing various condominiums to me, discussing the pros and cons of different condo communities in the city, and in negotiating a sale price with the seller. He made the whole experience fast and easy. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family."

— Victoria

"There are real estate agents and then there is Robert Hof. He worked with us through the renting and selling of our investment property. Being an absentee landlord ( living in Toronto) Robert managed the property as if it was his own. Prudent and protector of its value. When it came to selling, Robert went above and beyond , not hesitant to protect its true value and stuck with a higher price rather than proposing we cave in a slower market. After all, the difference in commission would be minimal but he stuck by us and we succeeded in bringing the buyer up to our offer. We have no hesitation in recommending Robert for buying, selling or managing a property in the Ottawa area."

— L. K.

On planning a move back to Ottawa this year, the choice of Robert Hof as my realtor was a complete no-brainer. I was originally referred to Robert by multiple associates for my first purchase of a home in Ottawa in 2006 where his experience, dedication and knowledge were of immeasurable benefit. That proved again to be the case in 2009 when I sold through Robert and those experiences made him my one and only realtor of choice again this year for a purchase of a condominium. As a first time Condominium buyer on a very short and challenging timeline, Robert’s personalized service and long hours of diligent efforts made the experience stress free and successful. Robert’s extremely detailed knowledge of the Ottawa market allowed me to focus my search on units that met my own criteria while avoiding areas and buildings with issues I would have otherwise been unaware through my own research. I cannot recommend Robert highly enough – his 46 years of experience, his unfailing work ethic and his dedication to meeting the needs of his clients make him a one of a kind for anyone seeking a realtor in the Ottawa area. Thank-you again Robert for all your efforts!

— Derrick H.

Robert's long and distinguished career in the real-estate business, as well as the numerous awards he has received in recognition of his work, of course, speaks for itself. From the first moments of his visit to my apartment in Ottawa I knew that I would be in good hands in choosing Robert to realize the sale. For one thing, we both recognized that we shared a lot of common cultural, ethnic and linguistic heritage, stemming from very similar experiences as young immigrants to Canada in the mid-fifties. There was so much to talk about. Equally from the business perspective: I very much sensed Robert's enthusiasm at becoming involved with selling my apartment, even though it needed considerable renovation and winter was the worst possible time to carry out a sale. During the long winter months Robert provided regular and realistic reports on the Ottawa condo market and valuable advice. His efforts and persistence led to purchase offers well before the listing expiry date. His true professionalism was especially evident and appreciated in getting the offer of purchase agreed to and finalized by both sides. This provided a huge sense of appreciation and relief on my part. Many, many thanks, Robert.

— Alfred K.

Coming to live in Ottawa was a spur of the moment decision. We had visited here many times but had no idea of the diversity of the areas and the many options we were facing. Robert was there for us from the beginning; his extensive knowledge of the city was invaluable to us. A very informative and entertaining Mr Hof suggested areas that we might like and offered ideas about the type of home we would be happy in. He was never pushy or overwhelming even when we were quite indecisive. When we finally decided on a house he helped us through the process, offering us referrals to lawyers, mortgage brokers and other relevant services, all of whom turned out to be first class. We would recommend Robert to anybody buying or selling a house in Ottawa - he truly is a pleasure to work with.

— Liz and Howard L.

This was actually the second time we called upon the services of Robert Hof. His experience and infinite patience ensured that we were able to find the perfect house for us. His professionalism and competence during our sale and recent home purchase enabled us to remain calm in what could otherwise be described as a taxing time. We can't thank you enough Robert!

— Chris and Michelle M.

I contacted Robert Hof to handle the sale of my mother's condominium in Ottawa. I live out of town and was able to meet with him only briefly before flying out. I decided to engage him because of his knowledge of the condominium market in that area. He priced the unit accurately and we had a full-price offer in a week or so after the listing appeared. Over the course of the negotiations, I found him to be responsive, communicating via email or the phone, and easy to work with. I recommend him highly.

— Victoria T.

Robert Hof recently sold a condominium for me. I found his approach to the sale to be very accommodating and professional. He was down to earth and provided me with lots of information to help me establish the right price point for my condo.

— Russell M.

I found Robert to be friendly, knowledgeable and most helpful while I was out-of-town during the sale of my apartment. The sale went smoothly. Better than the renovations I underwent before putting the property up for sale. Robert didn't help renovate!

— Marc-Andre M.

I sold my condo and bought another with my fiance through Robert. I was really, really satisfied with his services. Robert shared our vision and understood how important it was to co-ordinate both the sale and the purchase. He targeted our needs and did not overwhelm us with irrelevant material. He took us to see only what was worth visiting. Dealing with Robert made the whole procedure refreshingly easy.

— Genevieve M.

Robert Hof recently sold a condo for me in Ottawa. I live in Cambridge so our communications were long distance. In fact, I never met Robert in person. Even though the sale occurred in a different city, I found Robert to be a fantastic agent. I had two low offers on the property that I didn't accept and Robert was never pushy about making a quick sale. The property sold in about six weeks when an appropriate offer came in. Until then, Robert kept me up to date on showings and sent me all the current listings. He was always very helpful and even went above and beyond what I expected from my agent. I definitely recommend Robert Hof.

— Nancy P.

It was my first time selling my home. Robert was patient with all my calls and e-mails and kept me up-to-date with the market. He was extremely thorough in pricing my property. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.

— Vanessa C.

Robert Hof has been extremely helpful to me in the sale of my mother's condominium. This sale was a bit more complicated as I live out of town. There was also a parking and storage unit transfer to organize through a lawyer. Robert's experience and knowledge but also his efficiency and competence were most appreciated. He was also personable and pleasant to work with. I certainly would recommend him highly.

— Denise R.

I found Robert helpful. He knew the condo market prices very well. I would recommend him to my friends and family.

— Erica H.

As a member of the military, I was very pleased to find a REALTOR who was not only very familiar with our relocation program, but who also has quite a history of providing support to military members and a very positive attitude towards our troops. A friendly, outgoing and accommodating professional, he provided good advice to help me price and list my property to ensure a quick sale. I will happily recommend him to other military folks buying or selling in the Ottawa-area.

— Major D. B.

Robert recently sold my father's condo. He listened to me when I explained that I wanted a quick sale and priced the property accordingly. This resulted in a sale in less than a week at a fair market price. Thank you, Robert!

— Mary M.

My experience with Robert was an exciting and fun adventure. Robert helped me to purchase my very first condo at an excellent price. He was very accommodating and provided a great service. I would gladly recommend him to anyone.

— Laura M.

Efficient, reliable and approachable are all words that perfectly describe Robert Hof. Robert, Luc and I want to extend our sincere thanks to you for all of your help and hard work in helping us sell our condo. We weren't sure what to expect when we first put our home on the market, however with your quick but thorough work ethics, we were lucky enough to complete the sale within a record time, not to mention for more than we ever expected! Kudos Rob! We were definitely left with a "wow" factor and gladly recommend you to friends and family. It truly was a great pleasure working with you. We were proud to have you representing us. All the best and continued success.

— Luc L. & Danielle B.

It was a pleasure to meet and deal with Robert. Although he is very professional he makes you feel like you've always known him. The real good thing I appreciated about him is that he is accessible at all times. Anything you ask of him, he is very quick with his response. The condo was sold pretty quickly and I'm very satisfied with the way he handled the sale.

— Denise B.

Robert Hof proved to be a wonderful real estate agent during the recent sale of my condominium. He is very knowledgeable in the area of condominium sales. I found him to be thorough and efficient, following up and following through at every step of the process. His advice and guidance were greatly appreciated. His pleasant demeanour was an added bonus. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Robert and highly recommend him.

— Louise S.

It was a pleasure working with Robert Hof in the recent sale of my mother's condominium in downtown Ottawa. Given the somewhat unusual and unexpected situation of very short ownership and the requirement of a subsequent quick sale, Robert was instrumental in a turn-around time of only 13 days, and went out of his way to bring forms for signature to her temporary residence. Robert was personable, knowledgeable and above all, professional in all our interactions.

— R.G.

With respect to the sale of my condominium, Robert Hof has shown great knowledge and professionalism. In his hands, I have felt very well informed throughout the entire process. As I am an out-of-town client, there were many extra details requiring attention which Robert has handled effectively and in a timely manner. Thanks to Robert's expertise, what is often a stressful experience has been as seamless as possible.

— Louise S.

Robert Hof has been nothing short of a saint in the sale of Mom's condo. We definitely appreciate all his efforts. My sister and I are from a long way out of town and were unable to be there, making the sale quite complicated. Robert kept us totally up to speed and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Mom, my sister and myself, without hesitation, would recommend him very highly.

— Erma S., Elaine P. and Bob S.

Robert was a fantastic asset in the recent sale of our condo. He listened to our concerns and made adjustments where warranted. His professionalism was top notch and his friendly outgoing manner made working with him a pleasure. Thanks, Robert and staff.

— Marlene and Joe B.

Robert Hof recently sold a condo for me in Ottawa. I found him to be very knowledgeable and helpful. He knows the condo market well and his approach to the sale was very professional. He was also down-to-earth and provided me with ample information to establish the price for my place. I would recommend him to my friends and families.

— Robert C.

Robert Hof made the home purchasing process easy and stress free. We had a limited amount of time to find and buy a home because we were moving from outside of Ontario. Robert understood our challenge and exactly what we were looking for in a home. He created an efficient and easy home purchasing process by taking the time to make sure that we were shown only homes that fit our criteria. We are grateful Robert was able to help us purchase a home and we will definitely recommend him to others and use his services in the future. Thanks Robert!

— Mike and Sheila M.

As we continue to settle into our new home, we wanted to send you this note to thank you for all your hard work on our behalf. Your extensive knowledge of the Ottawa real estate market and solid advice were invaluable to us as we sought to move up the property ladder from a condo to a single family home. We really appreciate the time you took to teach us about the important things to look for when considering a property. You were extremely patient with us during our search and we truly feel that you helped us find a wonderful home.

— Melissa A. and Gavril G.

Thanks a lot to you, Robert, for making the process of selling my mother’s condo simple, clear and painless. It was a pleasure working with you and I will be pleased to recommend your services.

— Jim C.

Thanks again for your great service regarding the sale of my apartment. I can assure you that I was very happy with everything you did to alleviate the difficulty I had expected regarding a sale between two cities. You made it so easy! More than that, you looked after all the stipulations concerning the agreements and conditions between my tenants' move and the new purchasers.
I will be happy to recommend you to my friends in Ottawa who may eventually be selling their homes or condominiums.

— Beverley S.

Robert is the real definition of a professional. He listens to what you want and then, he goes out and does it. I was away from my home while the sale was happening and I knew I could trust Robert completely. If I am in a situation in the future to buy or sell a house, Robert is the only one I will call.

— Andre L.

We recently listed a property for sale with Robert Hof. Robert’s reputation had preceded him, so we had high expectations from the start. We found Robert to be especially knowledgeable about the local market, particularly the condo sector. His key contacts within that community are invaluable. And Robert’s recommendations throughout the listing, negotiating and closing stages were on the mark. To say we are satisfied with Robert’s services is an understatement. It is how Robert treated us in our own transaction which proved to us Robert’s true worth. Our first hand experience of Robert’s acumen bears out his professional proficiency. His guidance was bang on. And to top it off, Robert was so easy to deal with, a real delight. With Robert’s expertise to guide us, selling our condo was not only profitable but it was a pleasure . So it is with confidence that we will refer our friends to Robert Hof. Robert’s value to us was even more than we expected. I strongly recommend anyone buying or selling a property in Ottawa, particularly a condo, to use Robert Hof.

— Catharine Y.

It was a pleasure working with Robert Hof. We really appreciated his wealth of knowledge and real estate expertise. I was always impressed at how promptly he returned e mails and telephone calls. The whole experience of selling was a very painless experience. I would recommend Robert to anyone looking for a realtor. Thank you, Robert.

— Marika M.

I had Robert Hof as the agent in 2003 when I bought my current residential condo and when I wished to purchase another unit, again it was Robert Hof that I went back to. Robert is very professional in the way he conduct his business. He goes beyond expectations to explain the details and assist to do the purchase, including in my case a ride to my bank, as an example. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Robert for his patience and assistance in my recent purchase.

— Keyvan S.

Dealing with Robert was a great experience and I would recommend him highly. I’m not experienced in real estate and didn’t really know what to expect but when it came time to sell my mother’s apartment, Robert took the time to explain the process in straightforward, down-to-earth layman’s terms. He was always quick to respond to my questions and the whole process went really well!

— Gary W.

I needed to sell my condo ASAP and I called Robert Hof. He sold it for me in less than 14 days. Thank you, Robert.

— Roselyn A.