Testimonials

Testimonials

J L Bonin

Rated 5 stars out of 5

Despite the housing market being particularly hard on buyers of late, Chris was always there to see homes, draft offers, etc. He was patient as he guided me through the house buying process. He was kind and flexible to what we needed and went to great lengths to ensure our interests were represented well. It's without question that I'd recommend Chris again.

Adrian F.

Rated 5 stars out of 5
Chris is very knowledgeable, professional, and innovative. I successfully sold my home by online bidding with XLR8 Realty. It exceeded my expectations and it was very exciting to watch unfold.

E Mansuri

Rated 5 stars out of 5
Very helpful, answered all our questions as we were buying for first time in Ontario. Had an amazing experience working with him. He went above and beyond to ensure that we got the best deal!

Ashok Ahuja

Rated 5 stars out of 5
Hardworking and communicative. Takes his work seriously. Helped me in renting two townhouses and selling one townhouse. Always punctual with a willingness to help. Always comes up with new ideas for selling.

Talal E

Rated 5 stars out of 5
During the pandemic and lockdown of downtown Ottawa, Chris was able to sell our condo for a good price. Thanks, Christopher!

Kamal El-husseini

Rated 5 stars out of 5

Christopher Lyons helped us Sell in April 2021
Chris is a patient, honest and client-oriented agent. I dealt with him during the pandemic. He did his best to sell our downtown condo during the difficult time of lockdowns. He managed to sell it at a very good price during the city's lockdowns. Thanks, Chris all your hard and sincere efforts! Kamal

Mehmet Tanju

5-star agent!

Christopher Lyons has been very professional in explaining the current market situation, what the outlook for the market might be in the coming year and his evaluation of the value for the property. He made recommendations and suggestions about preparing the home for sale. He has been open and direct with his comments and opinions which helped us in deciding what the asking price is going to be. He was always on time with the scheduled appointments. His knowledge about the property and transparent communication skills was greatly appreciated. I recommend Chris to any homeowner that may require his assistance. 

Mikas Agarwal

5 Stars

Always on time, prepared and helpful. From my experience with many different agents, Chris stands out.  A variety of properties, the best deals. Successfully leased 3 residential properties and sold 2 investment properties.

P. Lohnes

I love the overhead drone video footage !

Kosiwa Adjahoto

5 out of 5
As a first-time home buyer, Chris was a fantastic broker to work with. He made the process very straightforward and easy to follow. He was also available to answer any questions and always provided detailed information in a timely manner. Chris was able to schedule our property viewings as soon as we became aware of them. I would definitely recommend Chris to anyone looking to buy a home.

Matt Bertrand

5 out of 5
Chris was very professional, knowledgable and sold my home in a timely manner for a great price. Good job Chris! Would use it again if I were to sell.

As a follow-up, Chris also helped find and buy my dream rural property and I love it.

Sydney Allington

5 out of 5
From the very start, Chris always had our best interests in mind and was willing to go the extra mile to help us find a rental that we loved. He was open-minded, honest, extremely hard-working, and helped us navigate the market, which, as young professionals looking to rent in suburban Ottawa, sometimes proved challenging. Chris always kept open and direct communication, and helped negotiate and settle on a property that was perfect for us — he made everything so easy, and we knew that he had our back throughout the entire process. I would absolutely go back to Chris and would recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the Ottawa area!

Conner Williams

5 out of 5
Chris was incredibly helpful in helping us find the place perfect for us. He was professional, knowledgeable and allowed for open communication throughout the entire process which made what could have been a very stressful process smooth and painless. He looked out for our best interests throughout our entire search for a new home and made himself available whenever it was needed. I would strongly recommend Chris to any of you looking for an agent. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you Chris for all your hard work!
 

Jodie Fleming

5 out of 5
Chris sold our home for us in 2019 - we really enjoyed the highly personal level of involvement we received from Chris and his very detailed approach leading up to the listing of our home - Chris made the process smooth and one where we felt educated on the market thru his detail and fact-based approach. Chris negotiated a preferred closing date and sale making the move very easy.You've helped to sell my property!

Judith Giroux

5 out of 5

Chris Lyons went above and beyond helping me sell my home and I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a house.

Kathleen Lucero


5 out of 5
Chris met all our real estate needs in a professional, efficient and caring manner. We trusted his insight and judgment totally and the results were excellent. From the professionals that he works with, excellent pictures and videos of our place to sell, handling of viewings, and the night of the sale, Chris had made the whole process amazing. Overall, we are very happy about the service which Chris provided. I give Chris my highest recommendation.
 

Amy Little

5 out of 5
Chris was very reliable and personable while assisting us in our search for a home. As young adults who don’t have lots of experience with buying, Chris went above and beyond by giving us valuable advice and looking out for our best interests. He was very flexible with his schedule and would often meet us on short notice which was always appreciated. We found the perfect home, and couldn’t be more thankful for Chris’ help.
 

C & V Dimichele

Chris you did a fantastic job! We would absolutely refer you and seek your assistance again when needed. You were very informative and always went above and beyond for us. Always willing and ready to answer any questions we had. Thank you for all your efforts and helping secure our new home. The most memorable moment was when we had gone into a very run down home unknowingly and we all had a good laugh running out. Take care Chris hope to work with you again!

R. Fossberg

I want to thank you on behalf of the company for selling another of our properties. The marketing of development land and the complexity of finalizing an agreement of purchase and sale is not easy.
Congratulations on achieving a successful sale within our expected time frame
We look forward to working with you again.

C & M Vankeeken

Our family recently bought and sold with the help of Christopher Lyons at XLR8 Realty.

Chris was patient and knowledgeable and directed us through the challenging real estate market we were working with. Chris was always available and ready with a steady, rational approach to smooth out the ups and downs of the buying process. When the time came to place a purchase offer and the subsequent listing of our home, XLR8 Realty's modern and convenient online signing tools greatly reduced the time and stress of preparing, presenting and receiving offers.

Chris's network of professionals guided us through the qualifying and inspection process, leaving us with the confidence to make informed decisions. The professionalism Chris brought created a presentation of our home that generated multiple offers hours after being listed on the MLS. We would recommend Chris and XLR8 Realty for your net real estate transaction. The process can seem overwhelming, but with the direction and guidance we received from Chris we were comfortable navigating through it.

We are now happily settled into our new home and looking forward to all the great memories ahead.

Oleskii Getmanets

When we arrived in Canada, for a long time we could not find an apartment. Christopher helped us a lot, he listened to our requirements and quickly found several options, and soon we were moved into a great apartment in a beautiful area. He helped with the paperwork and consultation. We were very pleased with the quality of his work.  Thanks!

R. Fossberg


I want to thank you on behalf of the company for selling one of our model homes in a quick and efficient manner. 
We appreciate your hard work. Very happy. 
We look forward to working with you in the future.

 

Robert C and Martine H


Wow! Just sold our investment condo using XLR8 Realty Group services and I am super impressed. Chris was very professional throughout the process and established our trust by communicating openly and often. The paperwork was explained clearly and handled efficiently from the start. His expert advice, marketing tools, and industry connections helped us sell at a higher price than expected. We have already recommended the XLR8 Realty Group to friends and family. Personable, authentic, and hard-working - 5/5 stars for XLR8 Realty Group.
 

G. Campbell

Chris from XLR8 Realty Group helped me find suitable commercial space for my small business. He helped with the paperwork and negotiation. When I am ready to make my next move, the first move is to call XLR8 Realty.

Scott Fleming

5/5 star.

My wife and I previously had sold our home ourselves but we were intrigued by the business model XLR8 Realty offered and the upfront and honest nature of Chris Lyons. XLR8 Realty was different than other brokerages and used innovative marketing, offered a customized approach that best suits our wants and needs as a seller. XLR8 Realty provided a pre-list home inspection so we were confident going to market, a CMA with a detailed understanding of the market, our house value, and how we compared to the competition in the market, professional photography, cinematography, attractive road signage, and lots of online advertising and content-based marketing. Chris helped us prepare some renovations, helped us move and store possessions, and helped to stage our home, worked open houses, brought in buyers to show the home. It took a little longer to sell than we all expected but Chris put in extra time and worked very hard for us. He helped negotiate the price we were happy with and handled all the paperwork for the transaction, our lawyer, and our mortgage. We would recommend him for your next real estate transaction. 

John Wieclawek

I found XLR8 Realty on the internet and wasn't sure what criteria one used to judge a good real estate agent. I met Christopher Lyons and he was professional, attentive and took the time to understand my situation and helped find me a solution. I needed to find a home and needed to be sure it was suitable for my needs as a budding investor. He explained how his website could help me find matching properties, he answered my questions about mortgages, cap rate, long term concerns with maintenance and future potential for equity growth and future resale ability of the property. He visited each home with me and provided logical advice and feedback. He provided sales data to validate our offer and used convenient digital documents to work around my busy schedule. I rate XLR8 Realty 5/5 stars. You won't find a more loyal and hardworking real estate agent in Ontario. 

Adrian P. and Maral C.

"As a young couple and soon to be married, Chris helped us narrow down and find the perfect home for the next step in our life. We appreciated his deep knowledge of the Ottawa real estate market and home construction to point out any issues with houses we were considering buying. He was readily available to answer our questions (even late at night), helping us put worries aside and assure us that we were confidently making the right decision. In Ottawa’s fast-paced real estate market where your dream home could easily slip away, Chris helped us navigate the buying process and come up with the best strategies to make sure that didn’t happen to us. We’ve been in our home for a year now and similar townhouses on our street have sold for almost 50K over what we paid. Not only did Chris help us find our dream home in a great neighborhood, but he also helped us build amazing net worth. Don’t expect a transactional relationship with Chris – months after we purchased our home, he continued to check in with us to see how we are settling in, and if we needed help with anything. We strongly recommend having Chris by your side for your next home buying experience.

Shelley Foster

There came a day when it became necessary to sell my mother's house and move her to a smaller place. Since my mother lived almost six hours away, I was at a disadvantage. I couldn't be there all the time. I needed a realtor that I trusted and one who knew the area. Luckily I found Christopher Lyons. He met me just to explain how he approached selling homes. I was immediately impressed with his knowledge and integrity. I felt as if I could trust him. Chris worked with us to arrange for the necessary repairs. He was kind and gentle with my mother and kept in constant communication with me via phone and email. The house sold surprisingly quickly and I was able to deal with most of the paperwork electronically. He even helped me as I moved my mother into her retirement residence.

Chris Lyons is a true renaissance man. He is multitalented. And if he doesn't know how to do something, he knows someone in the community who does. He is friendly, has a quirky sense of humor, and operates with expertise and integrity. He is a rare find. If you need a realtor, he's the person to call. He's your person.

Jack and Mary DeKok

Chris was our real estate agent for a year while we searched for a cottage lot. Chris is patient, considerate, and understanding. He is knowledgeable and willing to give advice when needed. We would be glad to have him as our agent again in any other real estate transaction. We rate him 4.5 out of 5.

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