CENTURY 21 John DeVries Ltd., Brokerage*
- 444 Hazeldean Road
Ottawa, ON K2L 1V2
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Housing requirements need to be kept in step with the different stages of family life. On average, Canadian families spend approximately 30% of their after-tax family income on housing and change their homes approximately every 5 years. Consequently, investment in the largest portion of a family’s income requires proven professional guidance.
The activities of real estate salespersons go far beyond the basics of showing properties and negotiating the terms of an agreement. The trend towards consumerism and the proliferation of laws and regulations that can affect a real estate transaction require specialized knowledge on the part of a salesperson.
With over 20 years of cumulative sales experience in the Real Estate and the local High Tech industry, I offer unparalleled customer service including planning, researching, staging, organizing and advice in real estate matters. I will guide you and provide assistance at every step of the complex process to eliminate surprises and disappointments and ensure success whether you are purchasing a new home or marketing your present home.
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I have many interests: travelling, sports, dancing, sewing & knitting, home decorating, gardening, cooking (love food!) and above all spending time with family and friends.
I have been an active member of Glen Cairn Ladies Softball League in Kanata since 1985. I previously served as team captain for six years and have assumed the role again. This year (2015) my team is sponsored by 'The Glen Scottish Restaurant & Pub' located in Stittsville and our season starts 1st May.
I have travelled to various countries: Kericho & Nairobi (Kenya) ; Soul (Korea); Amsterdam (Holland); Lived in Bedford, England for a year (1974) and visited, London, Cardiff (Wales); USA (Hawaii, Los Vegas, Los Angeles, Florida, Atlanata, Savannah, Long Island, and of course, New York. Australia, New Zealand and Scotland are on my wish list!
To follow my career path see heading 'Something About Me'
Between 1985 - 1995, I enjoyed a successful 10-year career as a Real Estate Sale Representative for Century21 John DeVries, Ltd., Kanata. During that period I was awarded the following recognition:
- 2015 - Outstanding Achievement Award of Excellence
- 1994 – #2 Sales Representative for the month of March
- 1994 - #3 for the months of February and July
- 1993 - Silver Club Award
- 1987 – 3rd Quarter for Outstanding Individual Production
- 1987 - Rookie of the Year
These awards could not have been achieved without providing quality customer service and receiving testimonials from customers like the ones below:
May 4, 2016 - Elaine & Peter Thomas
Our home in Kanata recently sold with the help of our Century 21 listing agent Bani Ahara, she was excellent, honest and cooperative. She took time to guide us through the process as well as listen and happy to answer all our questions.
Bani's real estate knowledge was an immense help and we would be happy to recommend her to any future clients.
March 29, 2013 - from Christina Mullally
As a first-time homebuyer, I was nervous and intimidated entering the process of looking for a home. What a good stroke of luck it was to have found Bani! I look back and feel incredibly grateful that she represented me as my realtor. I now have a wonderful home that is exactly what I had hoped for, and more.....
March 27, 2013 - Gord McRobie
My house in the Katimavik area of Kanata has recently sold. Bani Ahara was my listing agent and we worked together from August 2012 to March 2013. I found that Bani, from the outset, gave me great ideas to prepare my house for sale and be attractive to prospective buyers. She was always very friendly, obliging and cooperative. Not only did she work very hard to sell my house but she went beyond in assisting me in finding a new place to live…..
From: Joan Foran - July 31st 2011
“Thank you so much for your expert advice, your patience and for the countless hours you spent guiding me through the process of buying and selling my property…… Your honesty and your thoroughness in dealing with details have really impressed me and I would gladly recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling a home…. It is refreshing to be with you because of your positive approach and sunny disposition. This whole experience has been great. Thanks & best wishes, Joan”
From Prabal & Mridula (Kanata, ON) – April 2010
As first time home buyers we were a little unsure of what all to expect and what details we need to take care of when looking to purchase a suitable home for our family…….Bani explained all the necessary steps of purchasing a new home in simple terms and guided us at every step of the way to eventually show us a number of homes to meet all of our needs………
For complete testimonials see under heading “Customer Testimonials”
- Bachelor's Degree with Major in Nutrition
- OREA Real Estate College
- Business Commerce Certificate
- Productivity Enhancement Process
- CREATE 21 Canada
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