Buyer’s Resources

Buyer’s Resources

Overview of the Buying & Selling Process

Buying a home or other real estate in Ottawa is probably one of the largest financial transactions you are ever likely to make – which is why you want to be absolutely certain of getting all the details right.

With Ray Smiley as your Real Estate Agent you can be sure that you will get the personalized, individual attention to detail that will ensure everything goes smoothly and according to your plan.

To help you get started with your search for a new home, Ray has put together some pages of very useful information that you might be interested in reviewing before you initiate the process of buying an Ottawa home.

Click on the links below to find lots of useful facts, tips, suggestions and other interesting points to consider that can help to get you focused on your forthcoming real estate transaction.

  • Benefits of Home Ownership
  • Finding the Right Home
  • Home Shopping Tips
  • Tips for New Construction
  • Frequently Asked Questions for Buyers
  • Are your fit to buy?

If you have already made the decision to buy a home in Ottawa, remember that Ray is familiar with the all the advantages of Orleans, Nepean, Cumberland, Kanata, Gloucester, Barrhaven or just about every other Ottawa neighbourhood.

He will be happy to point you in the direction of the best schools, the most beautiful outdoor parks and leisure facilities, or the most active social and artistic scene, depending on your preferences.

Over the years Ray has received numerous prestigious awards from the real estate industry for services well done, including:

  • winning first place for the fifth year in a row in the individual agent category for Orleans, Ottawa, and
  • receiving the Remax’ platinum sales award for eight years in a row (2006-2013)

So you can tell that Ray keeps his finger close to the pulse of the Ottawa real estate market and is a true expert in everything connected with Ottawa Realty.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Ray speaks English and French and is happy to converse in either language.

Ray also works extensively in Ottawa Real Estate Sales. If you have a home or other real estate for sale, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We look forward to talking to you soon!

Contact Ray Smiley direct on 613-818-1819

Contact Ray’s office on 613-837-0000

Email Ray on

Fax Ray on 613-837-0005

Ask Ray your questions online by clicking here.

Step by Step Work Plan for Buying New Ottawa Home


  • Considers purchasing a home
  • Selects a real estate agent
  • Determines needs and wants
  • Discusses financial issues
  • Views & researches target homes
  • Makes an offer to buy
  • Offer Accepted
  • Loan Application
  • Inspections
  • Title Search
  • Appraisal
  • Removal of conditions
  • Closing Papers Signed
  • Documents Recorded
  • Funds Available To Seller
  • Seller Moves Out
  • Buyer Moves In

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