TestimonialsBelow are some of my Client Testimonials
By: Carolyn Scott
Pat Durant was absolutely wonderful in assisting me to choose a home when I relocated from Chilliwack, British Columbia back to my home province of Nova Scotia. I contacted several realtors via email. Some appeared to be either too busy to respond adequately to my queries, while others left me feeling pressured to make decisions pertaining to properties I was interested in. I was very impressed with Pat's helpful, informative and patient responses to my questions and I felt neither rushed nor pressured in our communications. In fact, she assisted me to focus on what I considered to be the most important aspects of properties I expressed interest in, which was very helpful in choosing properties that I wished to view. I found Pat to be very personable even by email and decided to ask for her help once I arrived in Truro, NS. I was very pleased with the service that she provided as my Realtor and I found her to be even more personable and friendly in person. She made the process of showing homes and completing the necessary paperwork seem easy! I am so grateful for her assistance. She truly went above and beyond as she even provided recommendations for reputable professionals required as I purchased my dream home!
By: Rosalind Avery
Pat helped my parents find their new home in another Province. Over the space of a year and several visits, with Pat's help, they were able to find a home which best suited their needs. They were so thrilled with her service that when it came time for me to move to that Province, I called Pat. I trusted her judgement so much that when she called me to say that she had found the perfect home for me, I agreed to write the offer without even coming to see it. I was not disappointed. I love my new home, and once again, Pat's experience and dedication made the whole experience worry-free! I'd recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone knowledgeable, and interested in putting people and their needs first!
By: Gary Tattrie
We feel very fortunate to have found Pat Durant to help us in our new home search. She really did go out of her way to help us find just the right home, in the right price range, and was able to give us suggestions and link us to other service providers that allowed us to be set up in our new home in our time frame. She is one in a million! We have recommended Pat to others.
By: Doug Ross & family
Our dreams came true when we found Pat. She helped our Mother find the home of her dreams. Her caring attitude, her attention to detail, and thorough knowledge of the process made the entire experience smooth and care-free for all of us. Mom is very happy in her new home, thanks to Pat!
By: Vicki Patton
I have tried other Real Estate Agents, but none have given me the service that Pat has. She listens to what I need and want, and carries out the entire process with utmost patience, thoroughness, and detail. Pat really does go above and beyond the call of duty. I would recommend her to anyone!
By: Mary Casement
Pat has an amazing capacity to understand people's needs and match them with a perfect home that will enrich their lifestyle.
By: Beth Amyot
(Beth hired you as a Real Estate Agent in 2006 and hired you more than once) Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity “For a positive outcome when buying and selling properties, work with Pat Durant.”
By: Jim and Sue Taggart
My wife and I hired Pat to sell our house in the summer of 2011 and to help us find a new one. Our home sold in five days (fastest ever on our street) and for the highest amount. In addition to being very knowledgeable and efficient in real estate transactions, Pat is also an excellent stager. Each time our home was shown it was immaculate. She was very helpful in our acquiring our new home. Pat is very reliable, courteous, personal and knowledgeable as a real estate agent. We highly recommend her.
By: Carolyn Scott
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity “Pat went the extra mile in assisting me with my move from BC to NS in 2009. Our contact began through email prior to my move and when I arrived in NS, she was well prepared with a list of properties to show me and time set aside so that I never felt rushed. I found her to be very thorough and always ready to help. I had the feeling that she was interested in helping me find a home that I would love and I really appreciated the time she took to assist me. Oh and I love my housewarming gift from her!!”
By: Abby Hagyard
(Abby hired you as a Realtor and so much more!!! in 2012 and hired you more than once) Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative “Pat Durant brings to the table a unique combination of intuitive insights and practical skills that transform the traumatic "moving" experience and provide her clients with the tools they need to embrace the challenge and enjoy the journey that will take them from where they were to where they want to be. Pat is so much more than a Realtor. And you deserve so much more than the ordinary Realtor can offer.
By: Bruce Martin
As soon as Pat came to my house for the initial consultation in preparation to sell, it was clear that her level of professionalism and experience were exactly what I was looking for. She looked after every detail, and went above and beyond in helping to get my house prepped for the sale, from advising on paint to the smallest details of the home staging - and was quite creative through the process! My house sold in one day, well above asking price! If I hadn't had Pat's guidance and expertise I don't think I would have had the same outcome. I recommend her to everyone!
By: Ahmed Ali, PhD
There are very few agents in the real estate industry that would genuinely go out of their way to intently listen, understand, and find what the client is looking for, and to ensure that the client needs are met rather than being another name on broadcasting list of properties. Pat is definitely one of those few agents. Whether it is her calm, welcoming personality, or her eagerness to excel in this industry as a Service Provider rather than an agent, it surely distinguishes her and makes dealing with her a real pleasure and a privilege.
By: Eric Samson, Ottawa .
As first-time buyers, the real estate market was a near-complete unknown to myself and to my young family. We knew very little about the house-buying process and by full admission we found it overwhelming and intimidating. With my own family of predominantly working-class background and my wife being a New Canadian, we had very little means of obtaining personable advice from someone whom we could trust. . .we were wary of possibly being preyed upon by an unscrupulous professional who only cared about the bottom line. To our great fortune, we soon encountered Pat Durant . . she went to considerable lengths to educate us on all matters concerning our first-time purchase---including evenings and weekends---and answered all of our questions and concerns. She showed commendable patience and resolve, yet did not aggressively push us into purchasing any homes that did not address our needs or were simply not to our liking. She was mindful of our tight budget and tried hard to negotiate a better price in our favour when we coveted a house that was just right for us but was just out of our financial reach. After much work and perseverance from Ms. Durant’s end, we found our first home at long last. . .and we’ll be moving in just two short months from now! We can’t thank her enough for her hard work and dedication to her clients. I cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking to buy a home in Ottawa , and especially so for first-time buyers.
By: Ian and Serena Hardy
The service and personal attention we received from Pat Durant and her colleagues at Royal LePage Performance Realty was exceptional and very much appreciated. Pat is truly the consummate professional, and her calm demeanour, patience and perseverance was amazing, first in helping us find our dream home and guiding us from negotiation to closing. After patiently discussing our needs and working within our contraints, Pat helped put together an offer that got us the best value purchase for our new home. We were so pleased with all of Pat's hard work that we then tasked Pat to help us sublet the home we had been renting as we were having no luck on our own. Her hard work, dedication, and knowledge of the local real estate market and her personal outreach to key contacts among other Realtors(R) in the community helped us find a suitable tenant. Regardless of whether or not you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Pat Durant to help you in this life changing move. We could not have asked for a better Realtor to guide us through this process.
By: Nanette Cormier
Pat Durant is no ordinary real estate agent. In a nutshell she is wonderful, exquisite, brilliant. She guided me through every step of the process of selling a house, from advising on renovations, to recommending contractors, i.e., carpenters, electricians, painters and a home stager. I had lived in my home for 15 years and had not made many changes, except new windows and doors. The house was stuck in the 60s, but it had good bones. Hardwood floors throughout and plaster walls and molding. Pat advised me to update the kitchen and the bathroom and I accepted her advice and to paint the house throughout with the same colour. I put the update totally in her hands. I made up my mind that it was no longer my house and I had to surrender it into the hands of the expert. The house looked phenomenal when the work was finished; it was so beautiful that I opted to put off the sale for an extra year, just so I could enjoy it. When it comes to selling properties, Pat is a project manager, a counsellor, a handywoman, a gardener, a cleaning lady and an artist. She was hands-on when I became overwhelmed by the task: she washed walls, did laundry, packed the last of my stuff, and was there when the movers came. I had already left for the East coast. She has the kind of integrity that is rare these days. She took as good care of the buyers as she did of me, without crossing any lines. I think that impressed me the most. They were young and a little sceptical of her motives in the beginning, but it did not take them long to realize that she was there for them. Oh, and did I mention, she SOLD MY HOUSE IN ONE DAY!!! The profit for me on the sale of the house was over $200,000!
By: E. Fisher
Pat was quick to understand what I was looking for in shopping for my first house, on such short notice. Her professionalism and warmth made the process a great experience. Thank you Pat! You made is seem easy. I will definitely recommend her to anyone.
By: Ann Smith
Hi, just a note to say thanks for all you have done for us throughout this process. As first time buyers, we had a lot of unanswered questions regarding the purchase of our home. Thank you for providing the answers to many of these and giving us informed advice on the homes that we visited!