Nilay Ertemur

Nilay Ertemur

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 John DeVries Ltd., Brokerage*
  • 613-915-8208
  • 613-836-2570
  • 613-836-2619
  • 444 Hazeldean Road
    Ottawa, ON K2L 1V2
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Your Trusted Ottawa Realtor and Preferred Army Relocation Specialist!

Nilay believes that real estate is a service-oriented career and a service can be complete only if it satisfies a client at a 100 percent with all the related real estate practices. Ertemur knows the importance of technological marketing and networking for her clients; she understands that a buying or selling experience can be overwhelming and with the right tools and attitude, it can turn into a joyous life event as well. She is well respected by army clients for getting the job done on time and with high efficiency. 



Professional Background

Nilay has personal real estate trading experience since 2006 supported by significant negotiation-interviewing, research-communications and teaching-counseling backgrounds. With a dedicated and confident client service focus, Ertemur brings a high level of professionalism; integrity, a socially and environmentally sensitive personal touch to all your real estate needs.

Personal Background

Nilay Ertemur, originally from Istanbul, came from Edmonton (where she lived for 9 years) to Ottawa in 2008, and this has been a very rewarding experience for her real estate career since she moved quite a few times with the growing needs of her family.

Ertemur has a culturally rich family background (Turkish, Chinese (Cantonese), East Indian (Urdu, Hindi, Panjabi) and English. She especially takes pride raising her two children with her husband Taswar Bhatti while doing real estate as her full time career.


Resale properties, new home sales, investments, commercial, first time home buyers, condos, military or other relocations, experienced home buyers, international real estate, foreign buyers, school based home searches, market analysis...


Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership
Certificate, Create 21
January 2014 – February 2014

Ontario Real Estate Association College
Licence, The Salesperson Education Registration Education Program
May 2013-Dec 2013

University of Alberta
Masters, Humanities Computing
Jan 2002 – Jan 2004
University of Alberta
Certification, Management Development
2006 – 2007
Marmara University
Bachelor of Radio Television and Cinema, Communications
1995 – 1999

Professional Interests

Nilay has special interests in renovations, updating, style and design, artistic interior and exterior design of houses. She enjoys Internet marketing, public relations, event management (open houses), residential decoration, home staging and photography. She is a strong negotiator and can do very detailed comparative market analysis. 

Personal Interests

Nilay has officiated weddings, Ertemur loves learning, teaching, volunteering, singing, nature (hiking, swimming, travelling), and being around crowds. She is a hard working individual, and enjoys connecting people. She also likes arts in general, follows socio environmental issues and spirituality closely.

Pay it forward...

Ertemur believes in helping community that one lives in. She has been serving in various community association boards, school councils, and has volunteered for Children’s Aid Society. Nilay is a keen beliver of giving to the needy and paying it forward.


  • English
  • Turkish



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award for 2016


TS & family, Ottawa

Anyone engaging the services of Nilay Ertemur has made a fortuitous decision. Words are not enough to describe this very warm and genuine bright light. You will experience her intelligence, her competence and realize that you are in very good hands. She possesses an impeccable professional attitude and great determination. She is our forever agent.

Thank you Nilay.

Karen Elder and Walter Pink from Kanata

We cannot thank you enough for helping us find a place!! From the bottom of our hearts, we are truly grateful for all that you have done for us. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough. We are so excited to start a new chapter in our lives and it wouldn't have been possible without all your help. 

Again, thank you so much!

PM and DB, Ottawa

My husband and I first met Nilay Ertemur and her family at a social event. We found her to be a friendly, lively and well mannered person.

We contacted Nilay when we decided to purchase a second property in Ottawa (Ontario). Even though she was about to take her annual leave, she carefully took notes of our vision, needs and wants so that she could transfer our file to one of her Century 21 colleagues with whom she felt we would have a good rapport. Soon after, Nilay introduced us to Gladys Baart who took on with us the project of buying a second home.

Upon her return from annual leave, Nilay follow up with Gladys and ourselves and then actively helped Gladys in finding a suitable tenant for new property.

We found Nilay to be very attentive and professional. My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling their home.

Raj & Suneth Walawege, Ottawa

At the beginning of the year, we were in the process of moving from Vancouver to Ottawa with two 6 month old babies. We were introduced to Nilay through a friend and she immediately got started with the house search. She understood our current and future needs, and recommended areas and homes where we could grow as a family. She has a very patient and pleasant personality and it was a pleasure to work with her. We are extremely happy with our new home in Ottawa. Thank you Nilay

Kevin Sullivan

Nilay was extremely knowledgeable of the area and dealt with a very rushed move in an extremely professional manner. I had to find a place and close the deal in less than a week and am extremely happy with the services she provided.

Zeynep Ekim

It was a pleasure working with Nilay when we were looking for a place to rent in Ottawa. She is a very professional yet sensitive and caring agent. She was always available to answer all our questions and concerns. She is very knowledgeable, detail oriented and values her clients very much, and does not hesitate to spend extra time. She is very trust worthy and I would not hesitate one second in recommending Nilay to anyone who is looking for a great real estate agent.

Sara Benzerga, Toronto

“It is with pleasure and gratitude that I share comments on my experience with Nilay Ertemur. Nilay was fantastic to work with. She is a very honest, hard-working, and dedicated agent when it comes to getting the job done for her clients. As a Mortgage Specialist with National Bank I was very pleased to work with Nilay and refer my clients to her.
Thus, I highly recommend Nilay Ertemur for residential real estate needs.

Gulay Kosem

Thanks to Ms. Nilay Ertemur shortly after arriving to Ottawa, I found a rental apartment as I wished. She works very professionally. She dedicates all her efforts to satisfy her clients. She was always available and helpful.

Dilek Akman

When we made a big decision about relocating to Canada from Turkey, one of our friends who lives in Ottawa suggested us to work with Nilay to buy a house...So we contacted her while we still live in İstanbul. Since the beginning, she was extremely kind, helpful, honest, available all the time. When we arrived to Ottawa, finally we met her and eventhough she wouldn't be Ottawa for a while, she made sure that her colleague Stacey, would really good take care of us and she did. Nilay was answering our question even when she was out of the country in vacation and that's really very valuable manner and we really appreciated for everything she has done. We are happy with our new home...Thank you so much Nilay...

Azzah and Mehmet

Nilay expertly and confidently guided us through the condo buying process. We greatly appreciated her advice, expert guidance and patience. We felt we were in very good hands!

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