I can’t imagine doing it without these two wonderful guys

I recently bought my first house amidst a crazy period of my life. I was carefully guided by Paddy and Andy McCarthy in the process. It is a daunting experience for the best of us and I can’t imagine doing it without these two wonderful guys.

Their knowledge and experience was substantial and essential for assisting me in making the many decisions along the way. I would recommend Paddy and Andy without hesitation for anyone looking to buy or sell.

~ Allison Enid Foley

What could have been an overwhelming process was instead fun and exciting

Paddy and Andy helped us find our perfect first home. What could have been an overwhelming process was instead fun and exciting. Paddy and Andy were very knowledgeable, responsive, patient and always professional and friendly. We have already recommended their services to friends and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.

When we first started looking for a home, and before we chose them as agents, we met a lot of other agents at Open Houses. Many of them were not particularly knowledgeable and many didn’t listen to our needs. Paddy and Andy have been nothing but helpful since we connected. The only down-side to finding that perfect home is that we will see them less!

~ Adam Cohen & Natalie Whidden

I had the pleasure of working with Nolla and it was a great experience

Very professional, Nolla has shown great listening skills and valuable expertise. She was able to answer my questions quickly and accurately and went above and beyond my expectations. I recommend his services without hesitation. Thanks Nolla!

~ Florence N

Andy and Paddy IconAndy and Paddy

384 Richmond Road, Ottawa

5.0 80 reviews

  • Avatar Sean Flynn ★★★★★ a month ago
    We are new to Ottawa and Sarah did an amazing job finding us our ideal apartment to rent. She was extremely efficient, easy to reach and knowledgeable without ever making the process feel rushed. At viewings she spotted things that we might … More not have considered on our own. An expert and a great resource throughout the process! Did a great job for us 🙂
  • Avatar Nick Nadeau ★★★★★ a month ago
    As a first-time home buyer I had done some research beforehand but was really grateful for Sarah Cassidy, a member of Andy and Paddy! The process went so smoothly and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very knowledgeable … More about the process and was a great resource. She offered her opinion when I asked and helped me to consider things I hadn’t thought of. I’ll definitely reach out to Sarah in the future and I recommend her to all my friends and family!
  • Avatar Spencer Cripps ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Paddy and the team worked so hard to help me navigate finding a house in this weird market that I'm truly excited to call my home. He struck a great balance of giving me honest feedback and expertise while also listening and holding … More space for my emotional process ;)He was completely on the ball with negotiations, detailed reviews, and was quite accurate in forecasting the results of bidding wars.Oh, and I actually had fun along the way, which was so very refreshing!
  • Avatar Nat K ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    This is such an amazing team. I’ve been very fortunate to work with Nolla. This was my first time purchasing a home and she has made the whole process so easy and stress-free. She is so supportive, reliable and knowledgeable. I am extremely … More thankful and would recommend Nolla to anyone!!! 🙂
  • Avatar Leiya Dobson ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    We highly recommend working with the Andy & Paddy team. They will be our go to realtors for life! They helped us sell our family home and find a rental. Although selling and moving can be very stressful, they were able to alleviate … More our stress and calm our nerves - they always made time to answer our many questions whether that be a call or in person. Their knowledge and experience in the market was very comforting and definitely rang true! They attended each rental showing with energy, positivity and an incredible knack for summarizing the pros and cons. As we had some accessibility needs, they went the extra mile to ensure those needs were met. They truly care about helping you and will put in the time and effort to do it right.

Andy and Paddy are very knowledgable agents

I used Paddy and Andy to sell my house, and I was extremely impressed with their thoroughness, professionalism, and most importantly results. They managed to attract offers well above asking price, all while guiding me through the stressful process of selling a home. Their video work and pictures were TV quality, better than you would see on HGTV, including drone footage of my house! And almost as important, they are genuinely great guys.

~ Zach Schowalter

Andy, Paddy and Nolla are superstars. We were tasked with selling our family home which was a difficult and emotional task. But they guided as through it easily, providing us all the contacts we needed all while looking out for our emotional health in all of this. Everything about them is professional and top notch - and they get results!

~ Lidia

Paddy's amazing combination of expertise, professionalism and personality made him an absolute joy to work with and we couldn't be happier with the outcomes of buying and selling homes. Andy, Paddy and Nolla are rockstars - if you have them on your side, you have a serious advantage!

~ Meghan McCarthy

Andy helped me to buy my first house this year!!! He took the time to walk me through each step of the process, shared research and pricing guidance, and literally held my hand until we heard the good news! He is smart, friendly, patient, and best of all he knows the Ottawa market inside and out. Working with Andy made buying my first home easy, and that’s how it should be 🙂

~ Teresa Malfara

I felt at ease with Andy the moment we met

I am so glad that my friend referred me to Andy McCarthy when I was looking to buy my new home. I felt at ease with Andy the moment we met. His excellent service, joyful optimism, frequent and responsive communication and professionalism, made the sale and purchase process so much easier for me.

The process of selling and purchasing of a new home is a stressful and emotional exercise. Andy provided the confidence and support needed to manage a hectic time. I wouldn’t hesitate to have Andy represent me in the future, or to recommend his services to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. Thank you Andy.

~ Virginia Zazulak

…he has an innate talent and passion for his work

Paddy took the time to understand our needs and helped us focus our search. It is clear that he has an innate talent and passion for his work, he knows the Ottawa real estate market, always makes himself available when required, and genuinely makes the home buying experience fun.

With Paddy, clients come first – at the end of the day, you can be confident that he will find you what you want in a home. He found the perfect home for us!

~ Gerry H & Kim I

We were continually impressed with their professionalism and knowledge

We wanted to take a moment to sing the high praises of both Paddy and Andy McCarthy, with whom we just worked with in both the purchase of a new home and the sale of our existing house. We first met Paddy and Andy at an open house and were instantly impressed by their genuine nature and enthusiasm for realty. Lucky for us, they not only met, but completely exceeded this first impression, proving to be excellent realtors and awesome people all around.

We were classic indecisive buyers – eager to buy, but not 100% sure if it was the right timing. Paddy and Andy were able to achieve the perfect balance of making us feel very comfortable in taking our time, but also being very responsive when we wanted to take a step forward. We were continually impressed with their professionalism and knowledge in the field, as well as their genuine interest in helping us find the perfect home for our particular needs. They also went above and beyond in making an effort with our two young children and being as accommodating as possible in this regard, which was very appreciated. They helped turn a process that had the potential to be quite difficult and stressful, into something that was really enjoyable!

When our attention turned to selling our house, Paddy and Andy again gave us their full support, leading us in efficiently preparing and listing our home, while keeping us positive and relaxed. We were always assured that the sale of our house was in very competent hands. Again, Paddy and Andy delivered – selling our house very quickly and painlessly, and we were extremely happy. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Andy and Paddy throughout both processes and know we wouldn`t have had as successful of an outcome without them. In fact, while we are happy to move forward with our new home, we will be sorry to not be interacting with them on a regular basis! Thank you very much guys!!

~ Ben & Katie Copp

…ready to go that extra mile

We recently bought a house in The Glebe, after moving to Ottawa a few months ago. We were very fortunate to have the expert guidance of Andy and Paddy, who were always professional and well-prepared, and ready to go that extra mile.

We worked mostly with Andy, who impressed us with his prompt responses, detailed research (including charming the neighbours!) and willingness to meet us pretty much anywhere at short notice, to fit in with our complicated schedules. Thank you for making a stressful time as easy and fun as possible!

~ Tanya Schmah & Christina Stoica

We deeply appreciate the level of service

We started our journey to find a new house like many people do with a search one evening on mls, we found a property we liked and met Paddy on a rainy Saturday afternoon (as he was the listing agent). That was the start of our journey working with Andy and Paddy.

It was a long journey and Andy was with us every step of the way, our requirements had to change at one point, and if it were not for the understanding he had of us, and what was important to us, knowing what we were looking for and telling us to have the patience needed to find the right place, we may have compromised.

We deeply appreciate the level of service Andy provided and have expressed that we will continue using his expertise in the real estate market for any future investment opportunities. We would highly recommend Andy to anyone who is looking for a realtor, as he takes the time to get to know you and understand your needs, helping you in the journey of finding the right home, which can be challenging.

Thank you is just 2 short words that do not accurately express our gratitude.

~ Queenie Huynh & Martin Greatbanks

We were impressed with Paddy’s knowledge of Ottawa

We recently relocated from Toronto to Ottawa and Andy and Paddy were with us all the way to ensure a smooth transition. As first-time home buyers trying to both figure out a new city and understand what is involved in buying a house, we were impressed with Paddy’s knowledge of Ottawa, his eye for detail as we looked at houses, and were very thankful for his patience as he explained the buying process.

When we decided to rent for a year while we continued to look for a house to buy, Andy was quick to take care of all the details for us even giving us a tour of an apartment over Facetime since we could not make it to Ottawa for a viewing. We couldn’t be happier with their attentive and knowledgeable service which completely exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!

~ Kelly Fritsch & Aaron Gordan

Really a joy to work with

Andy and Paddy charmed me the moment I met them. From the first meeting to our celebratory drinks, I felt at ease and that I had the very best team on my side. When I walked into the office I was expecting a lecture regarding a reality check, or perhaps just being laughed at!

I wanted a sizeable home, in a great location, with multiple units and I wanted my champagne taste on a beer bottle budget. I was willing to wait though, would have been thrilled if something came up in the next 12 months. Paddy said I would be surprised at how quick the process can be. Ha! I was now laughing at him. He doesn’t know how picky I am! In the end, Andy could envision everything on my wish list in a totally new and improved way. Within two weeks I was signing the offer for a house that was more than I ever thought was possible.

Being my first house I was utterly dependent on my boys to be my guide. There were countless times when I would phone frantically, and Andy would reply don’t worry, I’ve got this, I’ll get you the answer in an hour tops’, and he did, time and time again.

Andy and Paddy were efficient and skillful and really a joy to work with. I’m happy to have the home beyond my dreams, but sad that our time together has come to an end. Thank you Andy and Thank you Paddy. This process, and the home I now have, would not have been as wonderful, as fun, or as perfect, if it weren’t for you two.

With much gratitude and appreciation,

~ Annie Saunders

Treated us like gold

Andy was an amazing help to us during our relocation. He was always professional and courteous, and treated us like gold. His frequent refrain was “Leave it to me!” and we were always able to trust that he really would take care of things. Andy went above and beyond throughout all phases of our relocation, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for anyone’s relocation. Thanks Andy!

~ Thomas H & Patrick C

I had 100 percent trust in his abilities to get the job done

Selling a home is one of the most stressful events in one’s life and that was certainly no different for me. Hiring Andy McCarthy was easily the best decision I could have made. Andy was not only professional and approachable, but his knowledge and expertise of the Ottawa market was unparallel. Andy went above and beyond to ensure that I was comfortable and informed about the process and was available to answer my questions day or night. He was a calming presence when needed and I had 100 percent trust in his abilities to get the job done. I always felt like I was his number one priority and his ability to understand my needs made selling my home incredibly enjoyable. Andy McCarthy should be everyone’s first choice for buying or selling a home in Ottawa.

~ Thea & Jeremy Brooks

Professional, unfazed and unfrenzied

Andy has just led us through negotiating the purchase of a property in Ottawa while a) we were living in Toronto b) we were traveling between Toronto and Vancouver by train, or c) we were getting to England without internet connection.

Throughout, he stayed cool, professional, unfazed and unfrenzied, and reassuring to us at every step of the way. He and Paddy made looking at houses good humoured, interesting and occasionally hilarious; both bent over backwards to accommodate our schedules, show us a range of properties to suit and answer all of our questions. Many thanks to Andy and Paddy – job well done.

~ Jane & John Sprigge

…worked tirelessly to find me my perfect house

It was an absolute pleasure working with Andy. I was moving to Ottawa from another city, and I found it really overwhelming to buy a house when I didn’t know the city all that well.

When I visited Ottawa to go house hunting, Andy had taken the vague information that I had given him and somehow found several houses that perfectly fit my needs. Not only did he spend the entire day driving me around Ottawa, he was so very helpful in helping me think critically about which house would be right for me. He was patient and understanding and worked tirelessly to find me my perfect house.

~ Meghan McConnell

…his knowledge and negotiation skills are top notch

Andy showed me a property that was absolutely perfect. That night he called to say the owners had received a conditional offer. I was so disappointed and Andy encouraged me to keep looking because my perfect property was still out there. Two weeks later, days before I was leaving on a trip, Andy called to say the offer had fallen through and I could have first crack the property. I was ecstatic! Knowing that I was traveling Andy stepped in and made all the necessary arrangements to satisfy the conditions. He arranged the inspection, gathered several quotes for work required, communicated with the mortgage broker, liaised with the lawyer, forwarded documents from the property management company, and drove through the worst snow day Ottawa had ever seen to finalize all the paperwork. During part of my absence Andy was also away. Although he had arranged coverage from his team he stayed in daily communication and still managed to oversee all the details.

Andy is the most dedicated, professional, and intelligent real estate agent I have worked with. Aside from being charming with a great sense of humour, his knowledge and negotiation skills are top notch. I am truly looking forward to making another purchase with him because as Tina Turner said he is “simply the best”!

~ Ainslie S Wiggs

Paddy is a very knowledgable agent

I recently listed my place with Paddy and can truly say that i received exceptional service. Paddy is a very knowledgable agent and walked me through the process of selling my house, providing lots of information and answering all of my questions.

He worked very hard to sell my place in a timely manner and got the price that i was looking for. He has an extensive knowledge of the Ottawa real estate market and provided me with valuable advice and opinions throughout the process.

I would highly recommend contacting Paddy if you are looking to sell or buy a home in the Ottawa area. Thanks again for everything Paddy!! It was a pleasure working with you.

~ Jeff Ranger

He quickly became more like a friend

I am an Armed Forces member an have moved approx every three years for the last 20 yrs. I have a lot of experience with realtors and ANDY IS THE BEST! He quickly became more like a friend. My husband has said “house hunting trips are never fun”.

Generally we move to a new area and have five days to find and close a deal including schools for kids etc. With Andy it was FUN! We had a packed day of viewings with an itinerary that only a professional could have arranged. He set me up with a system for decision making so that I felt organized and didn’t become overwhelmed by the numerous options. Andy was patient, unbelievably responsive (and I was only renting?!), and best of all he quickly got to know me and provided relevant and highly appreciated advice and opinion. He was never pushy, always kind and full of thoughtful ideas.

He remained positive that I would find the perfect place, even when things weren’t looking good. Completely because of his tenacity, I did find the perfect place! I was no longer in the area so when it became available he quickly made an appointment and FaceTimed me through a walk through! I was comfortable renting having not stepped foot in the space because even after a short time, Andy already knew what I was looking for…probably better than I did. I say that because I almost rented a place that I wasn’t in love with because I was pressed for time. Andy could tell that I was sacrificing too many wants to end up happy and he convinced me to wait. BOY WAS HE RIGHT!!

I will buy a house within the year and Andy will definitely be my realtor of choice! I will also recommend him to all my Canadian Armed Forces brethren who move to the area.

Thank you Andy for finding me the perfect home!!

~ Jan Kennedy

We give Andy 5+ stars

My girlfriend and I had the absolute pleasure of working with Andy. We’ve spoken to other Realtors at other companies but Andy was the only one who really stood out to us. He was with us every step of the way in buying our first home. He was punctual, extremely nice and very informative. But that wasn’t it. At the end of the purchase we felt like we had made a new friend. It wasn’t just a business transaction. He genuinely works in your best interest. So we thank him for that.

We give Andy 5+ stars, and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to fulfill their realty needs.

~ Kodie Dorey & Massiel Villalobos

He took a lot of stress off our shoulders

Andy is a true professional. We were very fortunate to have his guidance as we went through the process of buying our home under tight timelines. He is knowledgeable, insightful and trustworthy, and also lots of fun to work with. He took a lot of stress off our shoulders.

Andy worked in our best interests and helped us secure an optimal result for our family. We are very happy with our new home!

~ Marcia, Michel & Zoe Jones-Edmond

Working with Andy is bliss

Working with Andy is bliss. He is attentive to his client’s needs and respectful of their time. A lot of work and thought go into the proposals he brings forward, which has made our lives that much simpler when the time came to decide which properties we wanted to see. We previously only used MLS listings to select properties and request showings, but Andy’s Leave it with me, can-do attitude has definitely changed the way we approach property hunting. We look forward to working with him to buy our next home!

~ JB Villenneurve & Dan Boivin

…I would like to reiterate our gratitude…

Dear Mr. McCarthy, I would like to thank you for your recent engagement and assistance in finding a property that will be our home for the next four years in Ottawa. Thanks to you we were able to sign a mutually convenient agreement which provides me and my family with much needed stability in a completely new environment. I have especially appreciated your readiness to engage in searching the property market for us given instructions from the other side of the world namely from the Czech Republic. Your efforts led to a successful search in less than four days after our arrival to Canada. Once again I would like to reiterate our gratitude and wish you much success in your future undertakings. Sincerely

~ Jiri Borcel