What clients are saying...

We bought our first house with Shamir and it was nothing but pure positivity. Others have remarked on his knowledge, his dedication and his passion, and we can attest that these are definitely attributes that Shamir possesses and brings to bear to the benefit of his clients. But aside from that, what really set him apart for us were three things: 1. When I was first evaluating Shamir as a potential realtor, he told me "You will have to convince ME that you should buy the house". This was an interesting thing to say and really showed Shamir's personal dedication to ensuring that his clients avoid the many pitfalls in real estate and end up with a property that they will love and that has good present and resale value. Let me tell you, this was KEY during our home buying experience. Walking through a house with Shamir is an interesting experience: he notices everything, sees through the gimmicks and zeroes in on areas of real concern. More importantly, he speaks honestly and calls you out when you are blinded by certain aspects of the house, or emotion. In our case, this helped us pass on a few properties that we were interested in, but in retrospect, would have been a disaster! 2. Shamir is a busy guy, but you would never know it as his client. He was incredibly responsive at all hours of the day, and equally pleasant at midnight during the week as at 8am on a Sunday morning, or while he was at the gym. Simply put: at all times, we felt like we were Shamir's only, most important clients, and that he was there for us. I KNOW this is not the case with many realtors, and it's a great quality. 3. Shamir will call you out if you're wrong and is not afraid to be direct, yet stays respectful. In the heat of negotiation it sometimes felt like I was arguing with my brother, not my realtor; but the love and good intentions were there. Again, this is a rare attribute not to be overlooked! End result: We bought an incredible house, below asking price in a starved market, that is better than what we were willing to settle for. We are prophets of the "Daya Difference" and BIGUP to Shamir!

- Sean & Karolina

Being first time home buyers and new to Ottawa, we had no clue where to start. We were referred to Shamir and it could not have worked out better. His professionalism and knowledge put us instantly at ease. Shamir made us feel like we were his priority by understanding our needs/wants, answering all our questions, suggesting neighbourhoods in our price range and guiding us through the home buying process (connecting us with a mortgage broker, lawyer and home inspector). We would highly recommend Shamir Daya Real Estate for your next home purchase!!

- Allie Wilson

Being knowledgeable, well-connected and very smart are qualities that come to mind when talking about Shamir. However, I think anyone would rightfully expect those qualities from any realtor. What makes Shamir more than just ‘good’ - exceptional, really - is that he always has your best interests at heart. He listens, interprets your needs (in the right context), and is always in service of you. He’s the furthest thing from pushy and will work tirelessly to get you what you need. He actually said ‘no’ to us on many occasions (something you wouldn’t expect from someone in his position), insisting that he could find us a better, more affordable home. You can’t get better value from anyone. We couldn’t have been happier with the home he found for us (at a remarkably reduced price too!).

- Michael McDonald-Beraskow

Shamir was a tremendous source of help and knowledge for us when buying our first home. We were referred to Shamir by close friends, and through our experience we found that he is professional, hard working and extremely diligent. We were relocated to Ottawa from New Brunswick, and Shamir provided us all the tools we needed in order to prepare for our house hunting trip. Through our phone conversations, he was able to narrow down our potential viewings of properties to homes that were strong candidates, which was beneficial because we only had 6 days to find a house. Through his preparations and research, we were able to find our home on the first day of our house hunting trip. He also has a tremendous network of professionals, including mortgage brokers, home inspectors and lawyers, an aspect we found very supportive given that we were moving from another province. We highly recommend Shamir for anyone looking to purchase a home and he is an absolute pleasure to work with.

- Dillon Young

Shamir provided a great service, and more importantly a good strategy to obtain the best money for the sale of our house, which was sold for more than we expected. Subsequently, he assisted us with our next purchase, and again his input and strategy helped us reduce the asking price on the home purchased. We have already recommended Shamir to friends and will continue to do so for both purchasing and selling homes in the Ottawa area

- Robert Venasse

Shamir Daya has been - to be frank - a magician, a tireless advocate and a sage advisor to us. In short order he managed to find us the perfect house and worked relentlessly on our behalf to finalize it. He also championed our interests in getting one of our houses sold in a way that removed all our stress. We are very frugal with providing recommendations but we are delighted to endorse Shamir without reservation. He never stops working for you, always listens to your needs and wants, and is a top notch individual.

- Ken McConnell and Kathleen Harris

Shamir was able to help us find exactly what our needs were as first home buyers and put them into action. He was diligent at finding homes that might suit us, and helped us through all of the sometimes confusing bits of purchasing a home. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and not for a moment did we stress about his capabilities as our realtor. A great person and a great professional. We recommend 10/10.

- Ashley Lemmon

Shamir was a huge help at all stages of both selling our house and buying our new house. He was knowledgable and tenacious in getting the best deal for us, whilst checking off all the things we wanted in a house. We were able to sell quickly and at a great price. I would highly recommend his services.

- Andrew Kett

As first time home buyers, we lucked out with Shamir.  It took us a year to find the right home, Shamir stuck by us through all the ups and downs. He taught us so much during the process of buying and was so helpful.  I recommend Shamir 100%. Not only is he a great agent, he is a wonderful human being.  Thank you so much for everything. We will definitely being working with you again.

- Nicole Charlebois

Shamir is a home sales superstar! He guided us through what could have been the very stressful process of selling our house while being overseas. He made it easy, gave us lots of information on the process, and developed great strategies for marketing. Shamir always delivers the personal touch and has an infectious sense of excitement. If you want your property sold quickly and above asking, Shamir has my highest recommendation!

- Cathleen De Groot

Where do I start.... I met Shamir at an open house where I was downtrodden from losing home after home in bidding wars. He convinced me to try for the home he was selling and not give up. The best part is that I won that bidding war and was able to buy a beautiful new home. I then decided to have Shamir help me sell my current home. Within 1 week, we had 5 offers and it sold WAY OVER asking price!! His marketing was top notch and the video and photos of my home were so beautiful that they attracted a large group of interested buyers. In fact, the buyer who purchased my home found out about it via one of Shamir's Facebook ads. Overall, I am very happy and I would highly recommend Shamir if you want your real estate transaction to be seamless.

Sarah Brillinger

Buying your first home is a nerve-racking experience for anyone, but Shamir was patient, honest, and readily available for our questions. As two young people who do not own a car, location was very important but our budget was limited. These obstacles didn’t phase Shamir one bit. I would highly recommend Shamir for your next real estate endeavour.

- Emily Jordan and Matt Hamilton-Smith

Shamir is excellent. Professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated. Always prompt with call-backs and follow-ups. Personal service with a focused approach and able to negotiate in tough situations. Has an impressive online presence and gave great staging advice. This all contributed to us having a lot more showings than I expected. Our place sold in a much shorter time than the average for our area, and more importantly with the closing date we needed. Thanks Shamir!

- Ben

Shamir was able to do the impossible....we thought our asking price was a moon shot...he beat it by 25000. As expats who were far away, we felt secure in the knowledge that Shamir was looking after every detail. Short, painless and profitable.....is the best way to describe our experience. Many thanks Shamir!

- Alexander Noonan

We couldn't have asked for a better agent. We are incredibly thankful to have Shamir help us find the perfect home through every step of the process. He is an honest, personable and knowledgable realtor that puts his clients first. He was very quick to respond, patient with our many requests and never lost sight of what our main priorities were. We highly recommend Shamir for anyone looking to buy a home!

- Allison Thomas & Dan Archibald

When working with Shamir, it is clear from the very beginning that he is hard working, organized, and very determined. As a first time home buyer, the idea of purchasing my first home seemed incredibly daunting to me but Shamir remained incredibly patient and supportive throughout the entire process. He worked tirelessly to help me secure my dream condo. Not only that - I got it for the price I wanted with a few bonuses as well! I couldn’t be any happier - many thanks to Shamir.

 - Sarah Charaf

Shamir is the consummate modern professional - accessible, hard working, knowledgeable, great attention to detail, good intuition into what his clients are feeling, customer service oriented and did I mention hard working? For our first home purchase, Shamir expertly lead us through the steps of buying a gem of a property he found for us and performed brilliantly throughout the entire process. I have no reservations about referring all my friends and family to Shamir because I know they will be in good hands.

- Jamie Prowse & Emily Mantha

"Shamir is a very knowledgeable broker, a true professional, a great businessman. Initially we met with Shamir, and outlined our goals: we were looking for a new home, a good investment, and we were not willing to overspend. Three things which don’t always go together, especially in a competitive market. Shamir worked tirelessly, whether it was our first offer or our last: always accessible and knowledgeable, driven to achieve the results we desired. At times when we were ready to throw in the towel, Shamir brought a refreshing enthusiasm and positive attitude to every challenge. At the end of our journey, we have achieved all of our goals, and ultimately found exactly what we were looking for. We could not be happier with the outcome, and the deal would not have happened without Shamir."

- Meghan Carew & Connor Shea

"Shamir was a great help to us when buying our first home. He kindly met with us in the early stages of just entertaining the idea of home ownership. He shared his expertise with us and gave us the tools and information we needed to decided what kind of home we were looking for. He tailored his approach to our wants and needs while remaining professional. When we were ready to put an offer on a house, he was there every step of the way."

- Kate Richie & David Evans

"Shamir gets the job done. He kept the search for our first home fun, stress-free and was always accessible. I echo other's comments that Shamir has a serious intuition for what his clients are looking for. His passion for real estate and depth of knowledge of the Ottawa housing market makes him a great resource to have on your side, whether you are looking to purchase or sell a property."

- Toni Petter & Patrick Hailstone-Hass

Shamir is a true professional and hard working individual. His passion, knowledge, and overall drive to succeed is highly contagious. Shamir lead me through the sale of one property and is currently in the process of finding that next investment opportunity. Working with Shamir through this deal has been seamless and overall a great experience. I would recommend him to all my friends and family with confidence.

- Derek Stewart

"We consider ourselves lucky to have come across Shamir. We met him at an open house and it was evident from the start that he is organized and has a great sense of style. He used our (very specific) criteria to help us find a house we love. While working with Shamir he was always quick to send us new listings and was helpful in searching for houses that met our budget and must haves. He even went above and beyond to find us expired listings as well. He was responsive to messages and was quick to answer any questions. Shamir was also willing to work with our hours and work schedule that was at times limited. One of Shamir’s great qualities is his acute attention to detail. He notices potential pain points as you walk through open houses and doesn’t hesitate to share his opinion and knowledge. Overall we would highly recommend Shamir as a professional real estate agent and a kind person. We are grateful for all of his help and support. We have already shared his business card with some friends who are just beginning to explore the market."

- Caroline Elie & Joel Dunville

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