What Shamil Jessa's clients are saying about him.
"I was very anxious to enter a very competitive market in February 2022. Working with Shamil was the best choice I could have made for easing my stress and making the “house hunting” process more enjoyable. He always listened to my concerns and provided suggestions for resolving those worries.
In addition, Shamil provided me with guidance that enabled me to set realistic expectations. He also did ample research to ensure my offers were as attractive as possible and whenever my offers weren’t accepted, he searched for comparable homes for me to look at.
Shamil is incredibly professional and it is obvious that he takes pride in helping his clients find their perfect home."
"100% the best person for the job! We have sold 2 homes and purchased 2 homes with Shamil over the past 8 years. Our recent experience with buying and selling the durning the Covid pandemic was actually enjoyable. Shamil's 1# priority was our family's health and safety.
He really did go above and beyond, providing staging expertise, realist expectations, tough negotiating on our behalf and he even helped disinfect our home before after showings! He took the time to understand our needs, calm our worries and he was fantastic with our younger son. What other agent out there, would take time to ask a child what they want in a new home and play a few rounds of xbox with a 6 year old. Fantastic!
He has become a close family friend and I have, and will continue recommended his expertise to anyone considering selling or buying."
"Shamil helped us selling our property. His priceless advices and experience made us sell in a short period of time and get top dollar for our property."
"In the crazy pandemic market my stress was high, as I had a firm time boundary for finding a new home. Shamil helped me find a well-located condo for under asking and set me up with an excellent team to support me with my mortgage and closing business.
He helped me lighten up in the process and gave me straight answers, even when they were hard to hear.
I’m so grateful I found him!"
"I highly recommend Shamil Jessa to anyone who are looking to buy or sell a house. He is excellent realtor, professional, polite, courteous, honest. ..he's so kind and patient in helping me and my family in looking/buying a house . As a new comer in Canada, we are lack of knowledge etc about house buying, but he did a great help , he guided us....he did also sacrifice his off time/day just to work for his client on their available time. He is the best.."
"We truly appreciated working with Shamil. He's a great agent with a wonderful personality. He is very responsive and responds immediately to our concerns. We 100% recommend him."
"I was looking for a house to purchase after relocating from another town. I was introduced to Shamil after hearing great comments about him and I'm very pleased to have him as my Realtor. He helped me tremendously when it was difficult to secure a place during the red hot real estate market. I'm glad we finally found the perfect house I can call my new home. Thank you Shamil for all your hard work!"
"What I appreciated most about Shamil was how he quickly and sympathetically he responded to questions and concerns I had as a first time seller. He was helpful in all aspects of selling: from staging the home to negotiating the best price.
His strategic expertise was evident as we planned the best approach. While he had great ideas, I also felt consulted and that he was genuinely committed to my bottom line and interests.
Finally, I really appreciated how easy it was to work with him, because he problem solved easily and kept the whole experience relaxed and yet the best outcome we could hope for! Thanks Shamil! I wish you every success!"
"That old saying “I saved the best for the last” worked. After viewing multiple homes on a hectic Sunday afternoon, you did save the best for the last. “The next house I want you to see is for you.” And it was. We put together an offer that evening with your guidance and you directed it to the seller’s realtor. Back and forth until the sellers accepted. Your advice and help was greatly appreciated especially the part about “if you want the house, you have to move extremely quickly to submit an offer”. Thank you for your professionalism, patience and sense of humour during the house hunting process. We couldn’t have been successful without you.
Wade & Maureen
"I thoroughly appreciated working with Shamil throughout the process of selling my house. He is very personally committed to listening, providing up-to-date information about the housing market, and investigating other comparable properties in order to find the most optimistic and reasonable price and selling conditions. He gave me excellent advice about preparing my home for the market and was extremely helpful in finding supporting services like painters and cleaners.
He really meant what he said about taking care of as many aspects of the sale as possible, was always very quick to return messages, and was very proactive in brokering the best deal I could have made in the changeable market of spring/summer 2021!
He is also very personable, organized and sincerely interested in his client's hopes and questions at each step along the way. I always enjoyed our work together as we navigated our way through preparation for sale and fielding offers. Let it be known also that because of his expertise and guidance, I closed my sale very quickly and successfully.
Thank you Shamil for all your hard work and your 100% dedication. I will definitely look to you for future sales and will recommend you to others."
"Shamil recently helped us close a house under really short timelines. He was very helpful and worked non-stopped get us a great deal, provide us recommendations, and answer our questions. I would definitely recommend Shamil if you are looking to purchase a home!"
"We had an outstanding experience working with Shamil. He was accessible, knowledgeable and a real pleasure to work with. This was our first time selling a house, and Shamil was patient with us and answered all our questions promptly.
Shamil was knowledgeable of the intricacies associated with a government relocation and made the process as straightforward and easy as possible. His excellent recommendations on how to best show our home were a huge factor in selling quickly and getting the price we wanted.
Shamil's experience and skill in negotiating got us the selling price we wanted after being on the market less than two weeks!"
- Nicole and Andrew
"Shamil was always ready and energetic to make changes and he was very time minded. I would gladly use Shamil as my agent again on a future purchase."
"Shamil is professional, polite and courteous. This whole process is much easier having him there to guide me through. He is quick to respond to all my text and emails and explains everything to me step by step. Thank you Shamil!"
"Working with Shamil through the process of buying and selling our first home was an absolute pleasure. Don't get me wrong, buying and selling a home was certainly stressful, especially selling. Opening our doors for strangers to judge and put a price on our largest and most cherished investment was a daunting idea but that's where Shamil came in. He gave us solid advice on how to prepare our home and our hearts to the process and it made all the difference and shows in the results.
Shamil sold our home for an excellent price in a fluctuating market in just 5 days. Yep, 5 days. Shamil's negotiating skills are second to none, his advice on price was bang on to drive immediate interest and finalizing a quick sale with minimal disruption to our lives. His marketing strategies, dedication to meeting our needs, and ability to measure our expectations were paramount in the successful sale. With Shamil there are no surprises, no spin, and no drama.
Good luck, you're in good hands."
- Erin and Denis
"My sister and I bought a house recently with Shamil as our real estate agent. Shamil was great at replying back to all our emails and setting up appointments for us to see all the houses we requested to look at. Early on in our search for a home Shamil understood exactly what we were looking for and what aspects appealed to us. He found us a home that we both fell in love with when we walked in the door, and got us a great deal on the house. We both can't wait to move into our new home!"
"As a first time home buyer, I didn't realize at first all that goes in to purchasing a home! Shamil was such a big help, as well as being a big source of information and support throughout this process. I can breathe a big sigh of relief knowing I made the right decision and found the right home at a great price. I would recommend Shamil any day, especially to first time home buyers!"
"Working with Shamil was an amazing experience! His eye for decluttering and staging helped us sell our home in 3 days for an amazing price! We couldn't be happier that we stole him from our neighbours after he sold their home in just 5 days!"
"We were very involved in the marketing of our home. Shamil worked hard to understand us and our expectations, such as getting a good price in a short period of time, which reduced the stress of our move significantly"
"I was a first time home buyer when I met Shamil. He explained the benefits of using a Realtor when buying and why I shouldn't act alone. Shamil invited me to his office right away and explained how the entire process was going to work. He listened to my needs and what my criteria was. He was very patient and explained all the advantages of representation. When we viewed homes he even went over the bad things as well as good. At one point he dared me to look outside of what my criteria was and bingo it was like he had a feeling that my taste in a home and criteria was not matching. Since then I live in a beautiful condo that I love which is exactly what I needed and I am thankful for his advice.
"Shamil helped me when I bought my condo 5 years ago and when the time came to sell it, I didn't hesitate to call him. Shamil makes the whole process very easy; he took care of all aspects of the sale and purchase of my home while also offering great advise. He is very detail oriented so nothing is overlooked. He's honest, dedicated and always available to answer any questions I had.
I've alway been very happy with his services and I highly recommend him to all my friends and family. Thank you Shamil for your hard work, I couldn't have done it without your help."
"Excellent Realtor who listening to what we had to say and followed our directions and worked within our limitations and timelines perfectly. Would use him again in a heartbeat and plan on doing so in the next few years. Recommended to everyone who wants to buy and or sell. Thanks for the house again!"
"We tried by ourselves and with another realtor to find a house with no luck. Within weeks of meeting Shamil and asking him to represent us, we found exactly what we were looking for! He really listened to what we wanted and made us feel that he was looking out for our best interests. He was also a great negotiator and managed to get the house for us below the asking price. We would definitely recommend Shamil to anyone who is looking for an agent.
We really mean it- thanks a million! We are so happy with the house :)"
-Cathy & Al
"Very easy to work it. Works day and night to fulfil your needs and expectations. Very pleased to have had Shamil as a Real Estate Agent. Will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a home or looking to sell a home in the Ottawa Area. Keep up the good work."
Shamil used creative advertising techniques and lots of persistence to sell my condo in a tough market. The photos and video to advertise the property were done professionally and generated a great deal of interest. Shamil provided a lot of guidance in determining the right price point for the sale, based on market value and overall activity in the area, in order to stay competitive. Once a buyer was lined up, he used his strong negotiation skills to close the deal and maximized the value of the sale.
Thanks again for all your help. Will stay in touch for when I'm ready to get back into the market.
"Selling a home can be very stressful, this is why having an experienced, patient, informative, competitive and strategic real estate agent is the key to success. Shamil was all of those things and more. From the very get go he exhibited his professionalism and experience as he took the time in explaining the selling process, did an accurate market comparable, got our house on the market in a timely fashion all without compromising the professional photos, video, and coloured graphically designed feature sheets.
He marketed our home in all of the traditional ways but also used social media to our selling advantage with constant advertising/updates/photos. He always followed up in a timely manner with detailed and valuable feedback after open houses and showings. He also kept us informed on what was happening in the market, new homes for sale or sold in our area within our category. His lines of communication were always open day or night and he happily accommodated our busy work/life schedule, especially with two young children at home. This meant doing late night meetings/calls, and flexibility with showings amongst other things. Being in a buyers’ market with many location challenges to our home, Shamil was able to adapt his marketing and approach to not only stimulate interest but also get competing offers when the showings were scarce.
In the end, when we were stressed and just wanted to sell, Shamil negotiated the best possible price and didn’t let us settle for anything lower. His experience guided him and his talent got us a FULL PRICE OFFER, which we ecstatically accepted. Shamil’s real estate ability is uncanny, his personal commitment to selling or buying a home is a rare gem in the real estate world. Thank you Shamil for everything!"
"My house was a bit of a challenge to sell because it is a very unique property. Shamil rose to the challenge and delivered! It did take some time to sell as expected but not only did Shamil get me multiple offers which was impressive but he went above and beyond the role of a Realtor from the beginning. He personally helped me move furniture into storage and made sure my home was ready to show to buyers. I am extremely happy with his process, his professionalism and his due diligence. What really hit home for me was his negotiating abilities. I knew I had to be flexible with my price but his strategy paid off which resulted in obtaining almost full asking price. I highly recommend if you are selling your home to call Shamil. I don't think I would have been able to do that if I tried to sell my house myself. Thank you Shamil for all your hard work and efforts!"
"When Jeff and I decided to buy a home together, we were well aware of the hours we would need to put into finding the right one to suit or needs. We spent a little over 2 months searching the web every chance we had and booking appointments, only to be disappointed by the lack of responses and just plain rudeness of some of the sales people we encountered. When we were introduced to Shamil, we thought. “Great another pushy sales person” How pleasantly surprised we were!! You met with us and went over every detail we wanted in our new home.
When you called and came by personally to drop off the listings a couple days later we were in awe. You took the time to sit with us and narrow down the list to 5, and then booked us the viewing appointments for the very next weekend. Needless to say, we bought our beautiful home and are so happy with the way you handled everything.
What impressed me the most is the thoughtfulness and the way you became part of the process, almost like another friend helping us out, your honesty and understanding is a template for the rest of your colleagues. But it doesn’t stop there, 2 weeks after moving into our home you followed up with a phone call and even sent us a house warming gift. I don’t know of anyone getting that kind of treatment from a real estate agent EVER!!
In a world where Customer service is becoming a demand, you were an 11 out of 10. I could not have asked for a better friend to help us through what could have been a very stressful event in our lives.
Thanks again Shamil for all of your hard work and dedication,
- Jeff and Tracey
June 6, 2011
Real Estate Sales Representative,
Royal Lepage Team Realty, Brokerage
On behalf of the Sens Foundation and Roger’s House, I want to thank you for the amazing service you provided us with the Lamb Estate Project.
As you know, Roger’s House counts on the Sens Foundation for almost 30 percent of its annual operating budget. A gift such as the one left to Roger’s House doesn’t happen very often so it was imperative that we did things right to maximize the win fall.
Your support in selling the estate home was the key to ensuring that Roger’s House and the children that count on its services would be the big winners. Everything from your marketing plan for the home to the final negotiations with the potential buyers was top notch. In the end, the selling price was exactly what we hoped, and planned given the renovation steps etc., that it would be.
It was clear to see right from the beginning that selecting you because of your ongoing volunteerism with Roger’s House made you the perfect choice. The fact that you are a die-hard Sens fan and season seat holder didn’t hurt either!
Thanks for all your help with this important project.
Director of Fundraising