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 & Jodie Fleming
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 suit 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 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 then 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. 5/5 star.
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 neighbourhood, 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.
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 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 humour, 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.