Client Reviews

“We would like to very highly recommend Monica Hollands to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent in the Ottawa area.   

As a military family, we first began our relationship with Monica when we were posted out-of-area and needed a property manager for our home.  We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found Monica to fill this role: she addressed all matters that arose with our tenant with prompt care and attention, allowing us to live worry-free while she watched over our home investment. 

Eventually when we decided to sell, Monica demonstrated outstanding resourcefulness: listening to our needs, providing very timely recommendations on pricing levels, and updating us regularly on progress and feedback from buyers’ realtors.  Although we faced obvious challenges by selling our home while out-of-province, Monica was the guiding light through this frustrating, but ultimately rewarding process.  It gave us tremendous piece-of-mind knowing that Monica was looking after our interests while we were miles away.    

As a “now retired” military family we have dealt with many realtors over the years and Monica’s service stands out as exceptional above the others.  We would not hesitate to describe Monica as a multifaceted talent who addressed all aspects of our unique situation with enthusiasm and attention-to-detail.  Thank you Monica!”

Roger + Raye Anderson


“Finding the right Realtor to help you sell your home is a big decision. When Chris and Monica met us, we didn’t receive a sales pitch, we met two professionals who saw value and opportunity in our home. As soon as we met them we instantly connected as their knowledge of our community, passion for the city and confidence in being able to sell our home was clear and straightforward. Although Chris and Monica had a strategy, we consistently felt like we were very much part of the process. Their strategy for selling our home was different, it was smart and it worked. Our home sold within a few days of being listed. Just recently, an old neighbour was commenting to us about how clever the marketing of our home was when it was listed.

We would work with Chris and Monica again to sell our home without hesitation. Working with such a professional couple made the selling of our home much easier and more profitable than we expected I to be.”

Shari Black


“We had been thinking about selling for awhile, weighing the pros & cons when we decided to meet with Chris and Monica. We decided to meet with them and were genuinely impressed with their honesty & knowledge we decided to give it a shot. Not only did we sell our home quickly & stress free but they helped us find an amazing new home. Their support and experience helped us immensely along the way, we truly could not have gotten the results we did without them.

Working with Chris & Monica was an incredible experience. Not only did their reputation & knowledge get us amazing results. They were there for us when we needed them and even when we didn’t think we did. They are outstanding people & we truly recommend you give them a call.”

Pam + John Kohlsmith


“We had a great experience working with Monica while purchasing our first home. She was determined to help us find the house of our dreams and in a timely manner. She was well organized and very knowledgeable about the house buying process and current market values/trends. Monica’s friendly personality and dedicated work ethic made our house buying experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.”

Christina + Aden


“In the past couple of years, I’ve had the pleasure of having Monica as my Agent, via a series of activities: from searching for a possible investment property, to buying a new home, to selling and renting the previous home. Honestly, if it wasn’t for a trusted Agent to guide and assist me through every step of the process with extreme patience, I would still be living in my previous home.

There are not many Agents who would go beyond their duties to help you learn about the market and the process, and allow you to reach your own decisions comfortably and without pressure for any transactions. But Monica is one of the rare ones! She of the reminds me to make decisions that are best for my family. Whatever my ideas were, Monica was always understanding, supportive and helpful using her expertise and professionalism. I was able to take the time to find my dream home for my children and for me.

Monica’s after sale services also make her stand out from many other Agents. From arranging a very trusted and knowledgeable home inspector, to literally babysitting my previous home when it was vacant, to helping with taking care of my children at times that I couldn’t juggle around as a single parent, Monica has become not only a trusted real estate advisor, but also a true friend.

I’m grateful to have Monica as my Agent; I trust that I will always be her happy and satisfied client in the future. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know.”

Landdy Zhang


“My wife and I have been looking for an investment property for quite some time. Chris Hollands was more than amazing. He is one of the most patient, kind and understanding Realtor we have ever had! Chris was so helpful in explaining what we needed to do and
putting us in touch with the right people. He is very knowledgeable, full of great ideas, and an expert in his field!!! He was always available to answer any questions we had. Ultimately Chris found us our perfect investment property!

If you are looking for the absolutely perfect realtor, Chris would be the great and smart choice! We couldn’t recommend Chris highly enough!

Rosie & Mhanna


“Chris and Monica have been assisting us since 2004.  Dealing with them is always a professional, positive, and personalized experience.  We appreciate their attention to the details and client focus.  Without hesitation, we would recommend Chris and Monica to family, friends, or anyone seeking an effective realtor in the Ottawa area”.

Aaron & Vanessa Baillie


“Our home purchase and sale benefitted immensely from Chris and Monica’s vast experience in the Kanata/Stittsville real estate market. They genuinely listened to our needs, patiently answered a myriad of questions and worked diligently to make the process of both buying, and later selling, our home issue-free. We felt supremely prepared in both cases and highly recommend their professional services to anyone looking at real estate in the Kanata/Stittsville area.”

Jody & Kevin Parent


I have known Chris and Monica for a number of years and they have always been patient with my many questions and have been supportive in my ventures whether involving purchase and sale or rental of property or just general information.

I have always appreciated their warm and professional manner and they have given me a true understanding of the role a fine realtor can play.

Chris and Monica have made some of these important life decisions much easier for me, and I thank them. I look forward to a continued relationship.

Rosemary McDonald


“We never fully understood the value of a Realtor until we enlisted Chris and Monica to sell our home. Their level of experience, professionalism, and commitment to serving their clients’ best interest is why we will continue to refer them to friends and family”

Sarah and Catlynn Kramer