The process was not an easy one. Upon the death of my father, my elderly stepmother wished to downsize to a smaller condo and we needed to sell the very large apartment that had been my father’s home for over 3 decades and hers for many years. You and your colleagues seamlessly coordinated her move to a smaller place and the clearing out, cleaning, renovation and eventual sale of a “well lived in” apartment. I personally was impressed by how well you project managed all the various tasks. I live in another city and my life was made immeasurably easier by the fact that you cheerfully and professionally took on the day to day management of all that needed to be done. You worked with us to determine what the condo required with respect to updating and freshening up, hired the appropriate individuals and companies on our behalf and then ensured that all work was done on budget, on time and in accordance with what we had discussed. The sales process went smoothly, despite both vendor and purchaser residing outside of Ottawa. We feel very fortunate to have worked with such an experienced and hardworking real estate professional.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to sell all the estate properties for which I am the estate lawyer.
Your inclusion of (son) in the key aspects of the process was both thoughtful and well done. Thank you. I truly appreciated the thoroughness and regularity of your reports. They allowed me to both stay on top of things and to keep other key parties informed. Your integrated approach provides practical solutions to many of the issues I face regularly in administering estates. I would be happy to recommend your service to anyone settling an estate. RP (Trust Company)
The daunting task of emptying and getting ready for sale one’s childhood home is rather overwhelming. I felt reassured that all the little details of getting a 50+ year-old house sold would be looked after. Your ability to get all the contractors arranged chronologically and in short order was amazing. I am very pleased in what was accomplished with the house and pleased that it sold so quickly. You made a huge task simple for my family. Thank you for your professionalism and optimism. Thank you for “going the extra mile”, which is usually a cliché, but in your case is true. Yours truly, Sharon Dunlop, Ottawa
They had come highly recommended by a neighbour who they assisted in the purchase of a home. I found them to be instantly available for consultation; pleasant, cooperative and at all times professional in their dealings with me and others involved in this project. In addition to pricing the property satisfactorily, there were several "conditions" that had to be met before the sale could be finalized, such as fire retrofit and electrical safety authority approvals, etc.. In each case, with their assistance, these issues were resolved smoothly. I have no hesitation in recommending Geri and Eric Cosgrove to you as Real Estate Sales Representatives. Yours truly, William (Bill) B. Peacock P. Eng., Ottawa
It was a time of turmoil and emotion. Leaving a family home of thirty years, sorting through years of possessions, finding forgotten things and finally dispersing of my mother’s things which had been in storage for over ten years. My husband and I approached the project with a great deal of trepidation. You were not our first choice as you know; we had approached another well known agent in our area and were greatly disturbed by our encounter. I think she was as overwhelmed by what she thought needed to be done as we were. Our daughter who had encountered you when she bought her house rang you in desperation begging for help! You immediately calmed us, came to see us, were not frightened, but immediately supplied us with information and resources. We were able to sleep again and then get going. It is hard to believe now, but you got us ready for the transition in under three months. (It had taken us five years to get our courage up to even think about moving). The encouragement, resources and general professionalism of your team was exceptional. We truly appreciated the patience you had and the creativity you deployed to get us through a very difficult time. Thank you again, Geri and Eric, we will continue to recommend you to our friends who are getting ready for transitions in life-style. Penelope and Richard Deering, Ottawa
He has earned our trust. His referrals to a wide range of move-related contacts have proven invaluable. Through community service, Eric has demonstrated a heart for seniors and seniors-related housing issues. He is a "good guy" who will earn your trust as well! -- John Townesend, Ottawa
Your attention to detail, personal thoughtfulness and expertise, could not have been better. Lucille and I are very happy.