Melanie McTigue, Realtor West Ottawa Homes and Real Estate

Find your new home.

    Mel McTigue
    About Me

    Michele views guiding and representing clients through the process as a privilege. With 19 years of experience in the real estate industry and being an Ottawa native, she has in-depth knowledge of the different neighborhoods, suburbs, and rural areas, which makes her the perfect person to help clients find the right home. 

    Michele's motivations stems from her passion for the real estate business, client dedication, and love of helping others. Additionally, she has specialized training in real estate negotiation and an expanding network of loyal clients and referrals that is a testament of her unparalleled customer service. 

    Her philosophy is to treat every real estate transaction as if she were the one buying or selling the particular property, this approach will make sure that clients are treated with nothing less than the level of service they deserve: professionalism, integrity, respect and accountability. By selecting her as a real estate agent, clients are choosing someone who has their best interests at heart and will do everything in their power to help them achieve their real estate goals.


    • Looking to Buy

      Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. One of the first decisions you’ll have to make is hiring a Buyer Agent to represent you. Who you hire can make the difference between a great home buying experience, or a terrible one. It can mean paying too much – or not. Michele has 19 years experience working with Buyers. She has excellent listening skills and patience, a solid track record of sales and killer negotiating, strategy skills and stellar reputation. As your bilingual Buyer Agent, Michele values being available when it’s convenient for you, is responsive and communicative and possesses modern real estate skills.

      When hiring a Buyer Agent - DON'T HIRE

      • The agent who’s more concerned with getting the deal done that helping you find the right home.
      • Your mom’s friend who only sells houses in the suburbs if you’re buying a condo downtown.
      • The newbie agent who doesn’t yet have the relationships to connect you with trusted partners.
      • The agent who sells 5 homes a year and doesn’t know the current state of the market beyond what’s in the headlines.
      • The agent who takes a day to respond to your messages.
      • The secret agent who is invisible online and can’t provide you with references.

      Contact Michele today to begin finding your perfect home!

    • Looking to Sell

      Without a doubt picking the right real estate agent when selling a home is one of the most critical aspects to having a successful sale. As a listing agent, Michele will do everything she can to provide a smooth process of selling your home. She will work diligently to get the most money for your home in the least amount of time with the fewest headaches along the way. When you have decided to sell, Michele will be your advocate, your guide, and your fierce negotiator.

      When hiring a Listing Agent - DON'T

      • Hire a “Yes” Man/Woman – An agent that will agree to an unrealistic price just to land the listing.
      • Go for the lowest commission – You get what you pay for. A well-paid agent will work timelessly to move your home, while a low-paid one will do little more than put your listing online and a sign up in your yard.
      • Only interview one agent – You have nothing to compare against. Don’t assume realtors do the same things to sell a home.
      • Not seek references – Ask the realtor for the seller’s contact information of the last ten homes they sold and contact them before making your decision.
      • Hire a realtor necessarily living in the neighborhood – Selling a home is not location dependent it is about having certain business skills.
      • Hire a realtor that sold X number of homes - The average Real Estate agent sells seven or eight homes a year. Don’t hire an agent thinking that if they don’t do as much business as the heavy hitter, you will get better service. Pick an agent that does an average amount of business and you are bound to get average results!
      • Recruit Family – It is not that someone close to you will not do a good job, it is just that you need to screen him or her as you would any other applicant. Make certain this person has what it takes to sell your home. The tightest bonds can be strained when large amounts of money are involved

      Contact Michele today to begin finding your perfect home!

    • Taken Ten Series

      Topics : Home Buyers and Sellers, Market Strategy, Ottawa Real Estate

      Welcome to the series where we ask 10 real estate agents for their take on the current market challenges and opportunities.

      Real estate is a 24/7 job. How do you balance your career in real estate and your personal life?

      a. I organize my week and make a schedule which helps in having a stress-free week

      b. I prioritize what is most important which means working smarter not harder.

      c. I schedule time with family and mental wellness (i.e., meditation, walks and exercise)

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      What are the five most cost-effective preparation items that can be done prior to listing your home?

      1. Detailed home evaluation

      2. Recommend renovations

      3. Depersonalize and de-clutter the home

      4. Staging and professional photos

      5. Pre-listing home inspection

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      In your opinion, what is the most challenging type of property to sell and why?

      A challenging property to sell is a home that was bought in a seller’s market and the sellers want to re-list shortly after they purchased the home. This poses a challenge as there is a strong possibility the home will be sold for less than they purchased it for.

      A home that is dated and extremely cluttered can also be difficult to sell. Especially with sellers that are not willing to do the work to improve the look of the home.

      More >

      See the full article and see all answers from all 10 agents

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