Read what others are saying about the Guardian Real Estate Team!


“After dealing with multiple Toronto realtors for my condo and townhome, Yasmin Fues really impressed me with her service when I was buying my home in Ottawa. As I was a long distance client, she was very responsive to all my questions through emails and on the phone. I never felt disconnected from the Ottawa real estate market. While viewing homes, she was patient with my family and enlightened me on any potential issues. She took detailed notes during each viewing and followed up on any concerns. As we made multiple offers, her professionalism ensured that each home I wanted suited my needs and was priced correctly. She was terrific at shielding me from unwanted stress (especially during negotiations) but still keeping me informed. Since I was new to Ottawa as a home owner, she provided with referrals for all kinds of services (or found them through her network) and I never felt pressured to using her contacts.”

—PL


Yasmin is an incredible real estate agent. She is very knowledgeable, understanding, patient, active, flexible, friendly, honest and hard worker. We are first time home buyers and from day one meeting Yasmin made everything easy for us and was able to remove all types of pressures that we had. We bought a new construction home and we were super happy when Yasmin joined us at our Design Center meeting. Her outstanding experience and taste helped us make some great choices. We are super excited to see our new home  ready and to move in and Yasmin will be with us to share  this amazing moment. Finally, we believe Yasmin is not just an agent but also a friend we trust. Absolutely, we recommend Yasmin for you all. She is the best!!!!”

—Y & S


“A big thank you goes out to Liam and his team for all of their time and attention put towards the sale of my home.  From the beautiful pictures, to the speed at which they got my posting up on MLS, the numerous open houses, answering all of my questions, and of course, for all of their effort in following up with potential buyers.  I most definitely couldn’t have completed my sale without Guardian Real Estate.  Their professionalism, friendliness, and team work ensured a quick successful sale of my home, and purchase of my future forever home.  I highly recommend them!”

—M


“Our first meeting with Liam was everything you could hope for when meeting a real estate agent. He provided us with all the information we needed and gave us great advice regarding our property and listing price to get the most out of our sale. Best of all, we did not feel any pressure from him or his team to list with them, however the attention they gave us in the weeks following our initial meeting to make sure all our needs were met was outstanding. They answered all our questions in a timely manner, and made the entire process stress free. Our house sold within a week of being on the market, and we strongly believe it was thanks to the great work from Liam’s team.”

—J and B


“This was my second experience in the real estate world with Liam Swords and I can honestly say that it was just as pleasant and stress free as the first time around.  While Liam displays total professionalism and dedication, he is friendly, considerate, relaxed and very easy to deal with, as are all the members of his team.  I have been very impressed with the services provided by Guardian Real Estate and am extremely happy that I approached Liam and his team yet again – the end result speaks for itself.  I wholeheartedly recommend Guardian Real Estate to anyone in need of real estate advice/action.”

—M


“We are so pleased with our experience with Yasmin! She is an incredible real estate agent! She always went above and beyond in both helping us sell our home and helping us search for a new one. Yasmin was always kind, hardworking, flexible, and extremely patient. Professional, yet very friendly and approachable, she listened to all our concerns and helped us find solutions to any problems we had. Her flexibility made the experience easier than we thought it would be, as she was available day or night to answer any questions we had or to keep us updated with the process. Thank you Yasmin! We are so pleased with our new home!”

—LC & K


“Ten minutes into my initial meeting with Liam Swords, I knew I had found the right team to sell our home.  My partner agreed in less than three minutes.  Organized, committed, thorough, and informed, Liam and Emily went to work to prepare the website listing, MLS Listing (posted it less than 24hr after our initial meeting) and scheduled an Open House shortly after.  Communication was excellent throughout the process and the resultant sale ….is absolutely wonderful!!!  Will be pleased to refer Guardian Real Estate, Liam Swords, and Emily Roy to anyone selling a home.”

—C and F


“Regarding the purchase and sale of our homes, working with Liam and Emily was a pleasure. They showed great professional and communication skills.  We were very pleased with how fast they responded to questions and emails and how clear and concise their responses were. As clients, good communication is something we find very important.  Thank you for your help and service.”

—S and J


“Working with Liam Swords and Emily Roy for the sale of our home in Ashton was a very positive experience. From the very beginning, we noticed that Liam’s team understood the importance of timely, clear, and professional communication throughout the process. Liam’s team provided thoughtful and helpful advice prior to listing and throughout the sale. Liam’s guidance during the offer and negotiations helped make the whole process very straightforward. We would definitely refer Guardian Real Estate to anyone looking to sell a home.”

—S


“We are so pleased that we decided to entrust the sale of our greatest asset to Liam Swords and Emily Roy. We felt the following chain of events led to our townhome within 10 days.Liam spent a great deal of time educating us on where were should list our townhome based on market trends. He then sent us an experienced stager right away, who explained with concrete examples of what we should focus on for photos and showings. Emily then came and took professional quality photos and created a virtual walk through.We have been very pleased and grateful for the level of expertise and professionalism displayed from Liam and his entire team. We will be pleased to refer Guardian Real Estate to our friends and family in the future.”

—K and T


“We had the opportunity to work with Liam and his team over the past two months for the sale of our townhome in Findlay Creek. From initial meetings, through to sale date, the team conducted themselves in a very professional and thorough manner.  We appreciated Liam’s straight forward marketing approach, sensible pricing, and ongoing communication throughout the process.  We both look forward to working with Liam and his team again for future properties.”

—K and D


“The prompt sale of our home showed that our decision to list with your firm was one of the best we have made.  The guidance you provided to help us prepare for the listing turned out to be just what we needed and the advice you offered during the listing process proved to be well-founded.  The subsequent services and support from you and your team were also greatly appreciated and instrumental in leading to the successful outcome.  We felt confident and comfortable throughout the process due in no small measure to the continuous support we received from a professional, personable, efficient and very service-oriented group of people.   Our thanks to you, Emily, Colleen and the rest of your team for all of your help and support toward the sale of our home.  We would not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone planning to sell their home. Best wishes for continuing success.”

—M and L


“To: Anyone that is looking for a great agent(s)! Liam, Emily, Amy, Brittany, and the whole team at Guardian Real Estate were amazing to deal with from start to finish.. We had our home listed privately for quite some time when we decided, given the market, that it was time to interview some agents. When we first met with Liam, he immediately made us feel at ease and really listened to our needs, addressing all of our concerns in a really helpful way. We met with several other agents and we just didn’t get the same “gut feeling” that we did with Liam. When it was time to list the house, Emily came by and we chatted and I thought that we were even luckier than we’d originally thought. Emily was friendly, super knowledgeable,  and SO helpful.  The market that we were selling in was not great to say the least – and we were anxious because we were in a position that we NEEDED to sell quickly and for a certain price – so there were lots of emails, loads of questions and phone calls from our end. We were   always made to feel as though we were top priority with both Emily and Liam. The team had open houses, brought in showings, and always provided us with feedback and helpful advice. Our house sold about 40 days after listing it and we got very close to asking for our home. Negotiations were painless (for us at least) and we know that Liam and Emily worked very hard to get us top dollar for our home.  I would recommend Liam and Emily without hesitation to anyone looking for an honest, open, caring agent who has your best interest at heart. “

—S


“Liam Swords and his team of professionals were knowledgeable, straightforward and a pleasure to deal with. Liam clearly understood the Ottawa real estate market and was how other sales in my neighbourhood could impacted the sale of my property. They provided me with a strategic plan as to how to sell my property and attract the right buyers. They were in regular contact with me with regards to setting up appointments and feedback from viewings. I always knew they had my best interest at heart and my home sold at a fair price. It was overall a great experience dealing with Liam, Emily and the rest of his team.“

—H


“This is our second time working with Liam Swords as our Broker, when both selling our property and also purchasing a new one.  Both he and everyone in the office are very professional and quick to answer any of our questions or concerns.We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to friends or family in the event they need a realtor.”

—J and T


“I have totally enjoyed dealing with Liam Swords and his crew. They went above and beyond from the time we listed our home, till the time we sold. Great advise, great communication, great service! Thank you so very much.  You guys are awesome!!”

—D


“Prior to selecting an agent, we were very anxious about the sale of our home; we had purchased a new home, and wanted to be sure to sell our current property quickly and without hassle. We had considered listing our home privately, but ultimately concluded that, given the uncertain market conditions and our busy schedules, listing with an agent would yield better results. We interviewed several agents, but felt most comfortable with Liam, as he had provided the most comprehensive and professional presentation. He was aware of market conditions and our competition, and he carefully listened to our needs and concerns. Liam went above and beyond to ensure that we had all of the pertinent information to help us make decisions about the best strategy for selling our home. The Guardian Real Estate team worked efficiently to ensure that our home was listed quickly. They enlisted the services of FourthWall Staging to help us set our home up for success; FourthWall provided helpful tips and a handy checklist to guide us in ensuring that our home was picture-perfect and ready to show. Liam’s partner, Emily, took amazing photographs which showcased our home’s best assets. We were impressed with the high-quality website produced by the team. After listing, Liam, Emily, Brittany, Colleen and Amy kept us abreast of any developments, including showing requests, and planned an open house immediately. We were very pleased (and surprised!) when our home sold after just one week on the market. We had two offers, and got just over asking for our home! Emily negotiated the deal expertly and it was stress-free for us. We were thrilled, and it was great working with Emily because we could tell that she was genuinely happy and excited for us. Overall, we were extremely pleased with the services provided by the Guardian Real Estate team and would not hesitate to refer them to anyone looking for a dedicated, hard-working and genuine group of realtors.”

—E and A


“Yasmin is an energetic professional who satisfied our needs beyond our expectations. We had to find, and buy a house in two weeks and she spent a lot of time with us and showed us more than 40 houses. She also helped in every step of the way especially in the negotiation phase to lower the price. I would absolutely recommend her to everyone who wants to buy in Ottawa.”

—E


“Yasmin was absolutely amazing. Starting with our initial meeting with Yasmin, It was very clear to Sherry and I that Yasmin was in our corner. Her honesty, compassion and professionalism was evident throughout each end every phase of our selling and buying experience. Yasmin was tenacious in her advocacy for our family and ensuring that every detail was covered. It was very evident to us that she has extensive experience in a myriad of real estate transactions. Out of the blue we received a surprise supply of moving boxes and wrapping paper to our home. Another example of how Yasmin cares deeply for her clients. If and when we buy and sell again, we will use Yasmin as our agent! She is by far the best real estate agent that we have had the privilege of being associated with in Ottawa over the last 30 years!”

—G & S


“When my wife and I recently ventured into buying our first home we were unsure of where to start and what to look for. We needed an eye for detail. Being first time home buyers Yasmin took the extra time to discuss all details of any house/property we looked at. The good and bad of each, and help us find our forever home. She was very personable and understanding in what we were looking for, and didn’t stray us from our goal! As stressful as finding a new home can be a calming presence is always a great thing, and Yasmin was always the calm that we needed. Thanks again for all that you did for us in our purchase”

—K & R


“I am so lucky to have worked with Yasmin on the purchase of my new home. As a single professional relocating to Ottawa from Quebec, I had very limited knowledge about the complicated process of purchasing a home. Fortunately for me, I met Yasmin, Sales Representative at Guardian Real Estate Brokerage who educated me about the entire home buying process from getting a mortgage to the final walk through.  She kept in touch with me daily by text/phones/emails to help me address my needs and concerns. I must have called/texted/emailed her more than 100 times. Each time I spoke to Yasmin I felt heard and reassured about the process. Yasmin listened to me and helped me prioritize what was most important in my home search.  She was always available to me and ensured that my questions and overreactions were quickly addressed.  She often drafted me letters to send to my lawyer/builders and mortgage specialist. Thank you Yasmin for helping me find my perfect condo. Your dedication to finding me a place when I nearly gave up was extraordinary. Words cannot express how excited and happy I am to find my new place, and this would not have been possible without you. I truly appreciate your honesty, attention to detail, and professionalism throughout my search for a new home in Ottawa.  I want to stress how much I really felt I could trust you.  Every step of the way I knew you had my best interest at heart. I am happy with my new condo and plan on staying for a long time to come.  You did your job so well that I don’t think I’ll be in the market for another home for many years, but if and when I am, I’ll come looking for you again. When it comes time to sell, I only hope you will be there to help.  There is no doubt that you saved me money, stress, and doubt. I can’t imagine trying to buy a home without you. THANK YOU!”

—L


“This summer we began the scary journey of buying our first home. After looking online and seeing the amazing reviews, we decided to meet with Yasmin. We loved her from the start! We made a beginner mistake and trusted the wrong person with our mortgage. Yasmin’s support saved us from a nightmare situation. She went above and beyond in helping us fix it. We felt horrible about the amount of work that our situation required but not once did we feel like we were a burden to her. Yasmin was always there to offer her support and guidance. If we hadn’t had Yasmin as our realtor we probably would have given up and not moved forward. In the end, Yasmin ended up helping us buy a new build (something that many realtors dislike doing). In 10 months we will have our dream first home and that wouldn’t have happened with her continued support and expert knowledge. Thank you, Yasmin, for everything you’ve done for us. We are forever grateful!”

—D & M


“Working with Yasmin couldn’t have been a greater experience. From our initial meeting to the signing of the documents , the entire experience was smooth and stress free. Yasmin is such a pleasure to work with . She was always very quick to respond to all correspondence either by email / phone/ in person. Yasmin’s knowledge of the market was thoroughly comprehensive. She could not only answer all of my questions but she provided so much helpful information on matters I hadn’t even considered. Make sure to ask her about the search ‘portal’. You’ll be very happy you did !! Due to circumstances in my life, my house search took some time but once the house I wanted became available, I needed to act quickly . Yasmin arranged for a viewing of the home at 1pm on a Wednesday afternoon. By 5pm that same day, our offer was presented to the other agent and by 10pm we had an agreement in place . It’s incredible to think that it all happened so quickly and efficiently and without one hiccup . I can’t thank you enough for all that you did for me on that whirlwind day. Yasmin continues to keep in touch as we approach the closing date . She has provided me with checklists and reminders that have been extremely useful. Yasmin also has a great network of professionals that can assist in all aspects of the home purchasing experience ( mortgage brokers , home inspectors, lawyers) . It was a great feeling to know that such a kind and knowledgeable agent was working for me . Thank you Yasmin for the invaluable help and exceptionally high level of service you provided that allowed me to buy the right home in the right neighbourhood for me and my children. I feel so very lucky to have been introduced to you and I wish you all the best both professionally and personally. ”

—A


“I bought and sold three properties in different cities over time, and Yasmin ranks top. She is by far the best buying agent I have ever dealt with. I strongly recommend her services to anyone looking to relocate to Ottawa. Yasmin is patient, very professional, fun, knowledgeable and an excellent guide. She knows her business inside out and has a keen eye when visiting properties. She notices a lot of important details for her clients, which is a real plus. I really appreciated her advice, support and guidance throughout the entire process. Thank you, Yasmin! I will certainly call you back for any real estate need that may present itself in the future. ”

—I


“Yasmin helped us find a great investment property. Since we are not local and could not come to Ottawa during the process, we needed a realtor who would look out for our best interest. That’s exactly what we found in Yasmin. Yasmin worked with us on finding and screening promising leads and toured many properties together with my in-laws. We joined via Facetime. My father-in-law is an experienced investor and has worked with several realtors in the past. He pointed out that Yasmin is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy and professional. She was able to spot potential problems with the units we viewed and provided realistic estimates what that could mean financially. She did detailed research on what we could expect in terms of rental income for each unit and overall provided us with all the details and relevant information to make a good decision. Yasmin always volunteered to go the extra mile. In many instances she went way beyond what anybody can expect from their realtor. Even after the closing date she took care of some errands for us. Thanks to Yasmin’s good work we found a profitable investment property with a great tenant already in place. We cannot recommend Yasmin highly enough. “

—K


“I am a single mom and needed to sell my house and purchase a smaller condo. Yasmin was amazing. I was nervous and fearful and hesitant but she stood by me the whole way and never once pushed or imposed her beliefs. Always professional and always supportive and helpful, I will never forget her kindness and recommend her to anyone. She took a stressful time in my life and turned it into a positive learning experience despite the bumps we met along the way she never gave up on me and I on her. I cannot say enough about her efforts, time, understanding and kindness. “

—L