Testimonials

Douglas and his associate Elina were top notch in all respects. From our first introduction we felt very comfortable and part of a family with our best interest in mind! We look forward to working with them to find out forever home before we close our house .

  • Shari L

We interviewed several real estate agents and Douglas was the one who synced perfectly with us. his bubbly personality and no pressure approach really won us over. We always felt like he had our best interest in mind, and we trusted his advice and guidance. Douglas and his team were extremely professional and efficient and ensured our condo was perceived beautifully which helped it sell quickly. He made the entire process as stress-free as possible from start to finish. When it came time to review offers, we really relied on and trusted his advice in order to make the best decision for us. We are really happy with how everything worked out and would not hesitate to recommend him.

  • Maureen B

He was very helpful in order to convince us to stage our condo. Douglas was always smiling and positive and did a very nice job. We would hardly recommend his services to our family and friends. So glad we met him as our agent

  • Pierre M

Douglas Hotte is an amazing agent! He was able to understand quickly what I was looking for and provide a variety of options to consider. He tool the time to ask a series of questions in order to best gauge the types of places to show and tour. He is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain a variety of items that I was not familiar with. His assistant Elina was always will to assist. I have extremely impressed with the level of professionalism and gold star service that Douglas provided. I would not hesitate to recommend Douglas to a buyer…he is top notch!

  • Kevin C

Douglas was the best, made my Mom and Dad feel very good and safe with the house It was a pleasure to have him. I will hand out Douglas cards to everyone how is thinking about selling. Thank again

  • Deb L

Douglas was amazing. He listened to what we wanted and did his very best to satisfy our needs. Douglas and Elina were tremendous in every facet. They were very knowledgeable and attentive. They made a stressful process manageable.

  • Todd M

We can’t say enough about the stellar service we received from Douglas Hotte. Personable, efficient, and exceptionally good at his job!

  • Elizabeth F

Douglas was not only professional and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market for our neighbourhood, he was also very patient, humorous and an agent that we would be proud to call a friend.

  • Robin M

Douglas was incredible in walking us through the process of selling our home. Very attentive, and professional with a great sense of humour. His knowledge and experience of the housing market made us feel confident that we chose the right agent to work with. We would highly recommend Douglas.

  • Judy & Ian M

Douglas is very professional and energetic, and got things moving very quickly. He was always focused on how best to make the process move forward, and how to get the best price for me. Overall, I am extremely happy with how things went, the speed and price of the sale, and how little was required of me during the whole thing

  • Glenn G

We are so pleased with the professional service that our agent, Douglas Hotte, has offered us. He goes above and beyond to ensure confidence and competence every step of the way. There’s no doubt that we would chose Douglas again and again and we would highly recommend his services to any of our friends and family.

  • Carey D

Douglas was professional and knowledgeable from our initial meeting to finalizing the sale of our home. We could not have found a better real estate agent to work with through this process.

  • Casey J

Douglas and his team provided me with exceptional insight and service excellence throughout the process of marketing my home. I have dealt with several agents throughout the years and Douglas was leagues above the rest in every aspect. I was delighted with the value added services such as staging and preparing me and my home for sale.

  • Scott H

Extremely pleased with the whole process, Douglas and his team are “on top of everything”, thank you. Job well done.

  • Flo & David A

Working with Douglas and his Team was an absolutely fantastic experience. We were very pleased with Douglas’ knowledge of the market and his ability walk us through the process of selling our house. We would recommend Douglas to anyone wanting to have the best on their team.

  • Peter B

Douglas was the best realtor we have ever worked with. The house we just sold, for above asking, was our 14th home.

  • Karen G

Douglas guided us through every step of the sales process with confidence and expertise. He demonstrated an impeccable attention to detail, and his marketing of the property was top notch. Douglas is a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him.

  • Vince B

Douglas’s forte is closing the deal and getting his client as much as possible for their property. This is the second time we have listed with him, and in both instances we have been very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Douglas to anyone thinking about selling their home.

  • Lynn P

We were exceptionally satisfied with the service we received from Douglas. He explained everything so even we could understand what was happening step by step. We have already recommended him to friends who are thinking about trying to sell their homes soon. We now consider him a friend

  • Penny & Brian T

I was extremely impressed with how knowledgeable Douglas was during our real estate transaction – he was positive, professional and FUN.

  • Jen C

Douglas is not only personable, he is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market. His confidence and loyal service make him outstanding in his field. He is a man on a mission yet he takes all the time needed to keep his clients informed.

  • Beth V

Douglas was both professional and entertaining.

  • Susan C

Douglas’ discretion, integrity and expertise were immediately apparent. But it was his preparedness and attention to detail that really shone through. He worked hard on our behalf, was always positive and confidence inspiring. After a long career in sales support only two of the many salespeople I have worked with would I describe as the “best of the best”. That number is now three!

  • Rachel H

Best Agent ever!

  • Tina M

Douglas is exceptional at every stage of the process beginning with the initial consultation through to the marketing plan and securing the final deal. He was able to negotiate a over asking price for our home after just a few days on the market. I highly recommend Douglas to anyone considering selling their home.

  • Shirley P

We really enjoyed working with Douglas and fully believe he’s a big part of the reason our home sold as quickly as it did.

  • Julia & John C

Douglas worked harder than any real estate agent I have known! As you can see our house was listed November 1 and sold December 31 – we didn’t think it would sell in the winter.

  • John S

Douglas and his staff were very good with communicating with us before and after viewings, and with calming our nerves and being hands on at all.

  • Paul R

Douglas is an excellent communicator and is sensitive to the needs of both the sellers and buyer in this case. His friendly nature made him a pleasure to have in our home and his future planning for sale of our home worked out most successfully, in our case.

  • Mary & Rick H

“My parents & myself were thoroughly impressed with Douglas’s professionalism and expressing interest in not just the property but in us. Douglas kept us in the loop at every avenue, he made us feel we were his only clients and that we were the most important clients he has. Life is super busy and challenging but Douglas made everything go like clockwork in a time frame that surpassed all expectations. Douglas rocks!!!”

– Mia M

“Quite simply, if you want to sell in the Warkworth, Trent Hills area call Douglas Hotte.”

– Richard & Judy N

“We very much appreciated Douglas’s professionalism and manner of engaging throughout the process, from initial phone chat, to meeting first time, to follow-ups. Everything has been positive. Could not be more satisfied. (He’s got a good sense of humour too, which is very important!)”

– Richard S.

“As a selling agent, there is no one better suited or more knowledgeable about the Warkworth/Trent Hills area than Douglas Hotte. I had multiple offers less than a week after listing. His connections were invaluable to get my house ready and to receive top value. I would highly recommend Douglas not just to my friends but to anyone wanting to list their home.”

– Ken S.

“Douglas made sure we were comfortable and well informed with every decision we made .
We never felt pressured.”

– Brenda L.

“I have always promoted and recommended Douglas to anyone I know. He exceeds our expectations time and again. I hope to work with him again!”

– Lisa P.

“After receiving and offer Douglas wouldn’t tell me to take or not to take the offer told me it had to be my decision. I took the offer and believe it was the proper decision. Found Douglas was very thorough but not at all pushy”

– Gary M

“Douglas is a mover and a shaker. He has neither the time of the patience to tolerate unnecessary dilly-dallying by anyone. There is simply no grass growing under the feet of Douglas Hotte”

– Kenneth B.

“If your questions went up to a 10+ mark, that is the mark I would give Douglas. He is very professional, confident, and certainly knows all there is to know about how to present your property and sell it as quickly as possible. I cannot say enough about his professionalism when dealing with clients.”

– Sandy N. 

“Douglas was very helpful through the whole process. Very easy to talk to and get a hold of. We will and have recommended Douglas to people that are looking to get into the market.”

– Katie & Andrew H. 

“Very professional everything he promised. Having sold with realtors as many as 28 times,
He was by far the best.”

– Jim & Pat O. 

“My husband and I are exceptionally satisfied with the very high level of service we received from Douglas on the sale of our home. Douglas made certain that we were well informed about and understood every step of the process from the preparation of our home to the closing of the sale. His skill and confidence at securing an offer that we were extremely satisfied with was impressive to say the least. Thank you, Douglas.”

– Lana T. & William M.

“The whole experience was great. Douglas made the whole thing as simple as possible, which was greatly appreciated.”

– Judy & Mike K

” I just wanted to express my appreciation for everything you’ve helped me with. What a fantastic job you did staging my little house and selling it in basically two seconds. How you made it fit mine and Michelle’s timeline was nothing less than incredible and I’m just very thankful. It’s taken a huge weight off of both of our shoulders. “

Chris J

“It was a pleasure dealing with Douglas. He really helped in all areas; especially in home-staging and getting everything rolling quickly and efficiently. Have already recommended Douglas to several friends and family members!”

Jennifer B

“Douglas Hotte definitely lives up to his reputation of being an exceptionally skilled Realtor. I was extremely satisfied with the level of professionalism given and the honesty and guidance provided throughout this whole experience. I would, without a doubt, seek his assistance in all my future real estate transactions and will be recommending him to friends and family.”

Michelle J.

“Douglas has exceptional skills in identifying the assets of the home and reorganizing the moveables to make them foremost in the client’s experience of the home.”

Stasha C.

“Douglas went out of his way and out of his box to look after us and bring us excellent results and communication.”

Sean & Harold W

“Meeting Douglas was refreshing. Prompt. Knowledgeable on both transactions. Douglas went above the necessary duties to accommodate us. We will certainly be using him in the future and recommending him to others.”

Lesley & John M.

“I chose Douglas to assist us with selling my father’s home because of his reputation and success in selling properties quickly. I have known Douglas for a number of years and he always gets the job done with the utmost efficiency. His assistant Elina has been most helpful also. It will be hard to part with the house that we grew up in and holds so many memories of our childhood there, but Douglas has helped us with that process. “

Sandra M.

“Douglas really came through for us and got us what we wanted!”

Paul & Marlene O.

” We are extremely happy with Douglas. His level of confidence and professionalism, makes you feel you have finally found the right agent.”

Sheila & Ron K

“Douglas is very respectful and a good listener. He is able to allay fears and concerns in a kind and thorough manner. He has a sense of humour!! So rare these days.
Lastly, we are an out lesbian couple and it was wonderful to find out that he is open-minded and supportive. It’s a bonus when we get to work with someone from ‘the family’.”

Mary D & Lesley H

“Douglas has provided us with excellent service in both selling and purchasing of our homes. He is very professional, knowledgeable, listens to what you are looking for and works extremely hard to find you a buyer and the house of your dreams. He is also a very personable and trustworthy and likeable agent whom we would certainly recommend to family and friends.”

Rick & Paivi M.

“We are extremely happy with Douglas. His level of confidence and professionalism, makes you feel you have finally found the right agent.”

Sheila & Ron K.

“I would be please to recommend Douglas to anyone seeking a skilled Real Estate Representative. Douglas was extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and has a very positive outlook on life and business. He gave great advice and was respectful and patient through the process.”

Doug & Julia B.

“Douglas not only put his all into selling my home he made me feel relaxed and happy. He was not only business like but he was also a great friend. I felt like he really cared about my well being. He is a fantastic and caring person. I would. Not hesitate to recommend him,actually I already have. What can I say but love you Douglas, my heartfelt thanks for your caring and compassion.”

Eleanor M.

“Douglas was extremely positive. He ensured that we were fully informed in all aspects of the listing and selling of our property. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an agent that knows the market, provides great advise in order to prepare for selling and does not take it for granted that you know what is going on but lets you know exactly what is happening throughout the process.”

Gord & Judy F.

“Douglas is very professional and so good at what he does! We are convinced we would not have sold as quickly as we did without Douglas! Highly recommending him to everyone we know! Great Job Douglas! Thank you so much!!”

Erin M.

“Douglas is a very considerate, hard-working person. Always felt he looked after my needs over anything else. I would recommend him to any and everyone I come in contact with. Gives more than 100%”

Barbara G.

“Douglas was excellent at educating us on the in’s and out’s of real estate. We were frustrated homeowners and we needed the expertise that he brought. Douglas took the time to ensure that we understood all the jargon and that he was available at a moments notice if we needed anything. I would highly recommend Douglas to anyone who is stuck with a property they don’t know what to do with.”

Scott & Andrea 

“We found Douglas to be very accurate with all the advice he gave us, and clearly upfront in answering all our questions. He advised us in every aspect of the sale of our home, even while he was on vacation.
I have already sent him a new client and they are working on the sale of that property. I will continue to refer people to him, he is that good at what he does.”

Judy & Edward K.

“Hi Doug,
The both of us would like to thank you so much for selling our place in Campbellford.
We were impressed with your level of expertise and dedication when so many other real estate agents fail to come through on their promises. Douglas and I really appreciate
you walking us through the maze of paperwork and explaining every aspect of finalizing the deal.
We will certainly recommend you to anybody considering selling their property.
“extremely satisfied customers” “

Gary S & Douglas A

“Douglas,
Thank you so very much for all of your hard work in representing us.
We have enjoyed your sense of humour and kindness.
You are excellent at your job… very proffessional and genuine.
We feel fortunate to have met you.
It has been a pleasure!
With sincere thanks,”

Jack and Sara

“Hi Douglas,
Sending you this card because Jay and I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work!
We loved working with you and we LOVE our new home.
Can’t wait to have You and Daniel over for a BBQ!”

Jen and Jay

“Hi Douglas,
I wanted to send a few words of gratitude your way.
It was great to have you as our agent.
You handled all the details
with much expertise.
I especially liked the way you related to dad and mom.
You were very clear and concise in your explanations and
understanding of their sensitivities in the selling of their home of 25 years.
We are all glad of the way you promoted the home, the setting up for
the open houses, and the great knowledge of the real estate market.
You were always available.
Good luck in the coming years!”

Joan Kelly

“I cannot say enough about Douglas’ professionalism and hard work. Douglas helped me prepare my home for sale and was in contact with me constantly to see how I was doing throughout the entire process. Sometimes he would just “check in” to see how I was feeling because I had been in my home for 23 years. He is such a professional, I am finding it hard to believe he has only been doing this for a couple of years. I had heard about Douglas from friends who had said he was very good, and I have been referring him to my friends and family ever since. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with Douglas.
Best regards,”

Kim C.

“Hi Douglas,
You put together an amazing advertising campaign for us in the Northumberland,Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area and together with Astrid probably covered most of the globe with pictures and stories of our property. The open houses and showings you guys put together were nothing short of perfection.

Douglas; Beverly, Sharon and I want to sincerely thank you for both your expertise and your patience in marketing Ravenstone. We listened to your advice, followed your lead and now celebrate with you.

Sharon and I are now looking for our retirement home. We will be continuing to follow your listings and your Twitter so keep us updated as to what’s happening in Northumberland and with you personally. You are a good friend to have.”

Beverly, Sharon & Dennis

“Douglas made us feel like we were the only clients he was dealing with. He never appeared rushed or too busy to help us. He always had time for us and for our questions. He handled the whole process excellently. His feedback every step of the way, made us feel we were well looked after. We have bought/sold 6 properties in our lifetime, and this one was the most smooth. Douglas is the best and most professional representative we’ve ever had.”

Margaret D

“Douglas made the whole process of selling my home easy. His advice on staging, his knowledge of the market and his support, through the process, was excellent. He explained every step and was always in touch with me. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling.”

Jason H

“Mr. Hotte handled a problematic negotiation with multiple realtors representing the Sellers, and difficult Sellers as well. I was always kept very well appraised on all anomalies and problems as they arise and were handled very quickly and professionally by Mr. Hotte. Mr. Hotte also took the time to show me the neighborhood to understand the local real estate values and availabilities in the area.
I would use his services again and would recommend him to Family and Friends.”

D. H

“Over the years, I have worked with 3 real estate agents in purchasing and selling homes. Douglas is the 4th agent and by far the one that I am most impressed with. He stays in touch throughout the whole process and is always available if I have any questions.”

Jim C

“Couldn’t have asked for a more thoughtful agent, he was always available and ready with the information we needed or required. The best agent we have ever dealt with!
Douglas was great…. very personable, friendly and kept us in the loop through the whole process.”

– Stephen R