How realtors can unlock new listings in Ottawa’s tight market

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Lépine’s Les Terrasses Francesca development in Overbrook.
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This article is sponsored by Lépine Apartments

Amid Ottawa’s white-hot housing sector and a shortage of new properties coming to market, a local real estate firm is helping open new business opportunities for realtors by helping them match their clients with the perfect new home.

Lépine Apartments has several luxury rental apartment properties in sought-after neighbourhoods across the Ottawa region as well as Carleton Place, Renfrew, and eventually Smiths Falls, that cater to residents of all ages, including young families, retirees and work-from-home professionals.

The apartment developments contain spacious, modern units and promote resort-style living, making it a simple transition from a house or condo to a luxury apartment.

Agents looking for new listings have a huge opportunity to speak to their long-standing clients about the luxury rental market, says leasing agent Stacie Willson.

“As a trusted advisor for your client, realtors should be exploring all of the available options in Ottawa, and modern rental living is definitely one of them,” she says. “When an individual understands how much their home is actually worth, they are more receptive to learning about new lifestyle opportunities.”

Helping your client right-size

Lépine Apartments makes it easy to introduce a client to the idea of right-sizing to a rental suite.

With high-end amenities such as an on-site gym and indoor pool as well as outdoor lounge areas and party rooms, realtors can help clients visualize a new all-inclusive way of life.

Moving to an apartment allows residents to focus more on traveling or outdoor activities by removing the need for landscaping or property maintenance. And with Ottawa’s real estate market booming, homeowners stand to benefit financially from right-sizing to a modern apartment.

“Realtors should be educating their clients about the opportunity to sell their homes and move into a luxury rental unit,” says company president Francis Lépine. “This can help realtors unlock additional listings and revenue, while also helping the client find new alternatives for their next stage of life in comfort and class.”

The finishing’s inside Lépine apartments are also enticing to homeowners in search of an elevated lifestyle.

All units have an open-concept flow and lots of natural light, making the space feel bright and airy. The large eat-in kitchen and modern appliances also rival that of a single-family home, making it easy for prospective tenants to see themselves living in the space.

Experience the beauty of Overbrook

At Lépine’s Les Terrasses Francesca in Overbrook for example, residents have access to a games room, concierge service, catering kitchen and tenant lounge – amenities far beyond those found in a traditional house.

The development is located alongside the beautiful Riverain Park and Rideau River for those looking for green space and has underground parking, negating the need to shovel during Ottawa’s long winters.

With high ceilings, panoramic windows and hardwood floors throughout the units, residents at Les Terrasses Francesca can live stress-free without giving up the luxuries they’re accustomed to.

“People don’t always move because they don’t like their current house,” explains Lépine. “Sometimes the opportunities somewhere else are just too enticing to turn down. Wait until they see what we have prepared for them in Barrhaven.”

Find a Lépine apartment near you

Looking to transition to a luxury apartment? Lépine Apartments has a number of locations across the Ottawa region for you to explore.

Schedule a viewing at one of their many locations today:

  • Howard Grant Terrace (Barrhaven)
  • Johanne’s Court (Carleton Place)
  • The Lépine Lodge (Renfrew)
  • Les Terrasses Francesca (Overbrook)
  • Saint Émilion (Kanata)
  • The Normand (Kanata)