Nancy Benson Sales Representative
After finishing her university degree, Nancy began working for the federal government in Ottawa, designing exhibits and trade Fairs. At that point in her life, Nancy never imagined that she would use these business and people skills for her future career in real estate. With a background in urban planning, construction and renovation, her vast experience and knowledge has allowed her to assist clients in envisioning potential renovations in their future home. When it comes to visualizing, Nancy has always had a knack for helping clients see the potential in their new space, whether it is a condominium, apartment or older home in one of the established neighborhoods throughout the city.
As a realtor with 30 years of experience, Nancy operates a full service office at RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ottawa – “the largest single Realty office in the Ottawa-Carleton area.”
Nancy deals with a wide range of properties, and attributes her success to her ability for matching buyers with just the right property. Another characteristic that sets Nancy apart from other realtors is the elegant and professional way she markets properties for her sellers. Nancy and her associates pride themselves on their marketing skills, using digital images for both print and web advertising.
Ron Zeitlin Sales Representative
Ron has lived in Ottawa since 1994, when he and his wife Tracie moved from their hometown of Montreal to settle and raise a family.
Fluently bilingual, Ron loves to share his love for Ottawa with clients, particularly those who are new to the region.
“I love the size of Ottawa. It’s big enough to have the amenities of a big city, restaurants and entertainment, but small enough that people are friendly and calm. You can be in a trendy downtown area one minute, and in the walking-hiking-biking trails of the Gatineau Hills in no time. The city has something to offer everyone,” says Ron.
Before pursuing his passion for real estate, Ron was a wedding and portrait photographer. He says his training gave him a sharp eye for visual details when he’s helping a client buy a home or investment property or to prepare a home for sale.
“I love pointing out all of the features of a home and how they will benefit the buyer, the things that make one home more appealing than another. Most clients get the feeling, and I tell them why,” Ron says.
The biggest rewards of a real estate career, he says, include “the look and excitement I see in my clients when they find the right home for them, when I negotiate the best deal for them but mostly when I get a referral. It’s confirmation of a job well done for clients who are so happy with my service that they can’t wait to help me to help their friends.”
Whether you are buying, selling, or investing in real estate, Ron has your best interests at heart. His proactive thinking and positive mindset helps guide his clientele with the best approach to a “win-win” transaction. Ron is always available to answer your questions, and will keep you up-to-date on your transactions at all times.
Isabel Otto Office Manager
Isabel provides customer service to our Buyers and Sellers and helps to ensure that everything runs smoothly at the office. Having wrapped up her studies at Carleton University, Isabel enjoys learning the real estate business, treasure hunting through thrift stores, and relaxing at home with her three fabulous cats.
Anne Bullen Client Care, Marketing & Social Media
Originally from Kingston, ON, Anne studied at St. Lawrence College and Willis College and moved to Ottawa 13 years ago. She joined Nancy’s team at RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group in May of 2013. With her experience in software training, management and data entry, Anne quickly emerged as a valuable asset in the operations of Nancy’s office. Anne’s tasks include managing the marketing process for new and current listings, planning a marketing schedule, maintaining our website and posting real estate articles and information on social media for Nancy’s followers. She is constantly in communication with Nancy’s clients, other agents and prospective buyers and sellers.
Among her many activities in Nancy’s office, Anne says she particularly enjoys “researching and posting useful real estate information, whether it be home improvement ideas or mortgage-related facts on Nancy’s social media platforms, and then tracking the outcomes, reach and likes of her followers.”
Outside of the office, Anne’s interests include gardening, sports, working out, yoga, camping, and living and eating healthy.