Eric continuously impresses us with his easy going manner and ability to relate to people. He has a lot of experience helping first-time homebuyers, as well as personal experience renovating older homes, and can speak to the value of any upgrades. Incredibly motivated and full of energy, this licensed realtor will always do whatever it takes to help his clients get the right home.
Eric works as both a listing agent and as a buyer’s agent. First time home buyers face a lot of new challenges, and he is especially adept at helping them steer through the waters of today’s market. “I’ve had a lot of success with first time homebuyers.”
As a millennial, Eric has a lot of insight into the values of this tech-savvy generation. “The average age of the Canadian homebuyer is 33, so I understand their complex wants and needs.”
Ottawa born and raised, Eric has experience with buying and selling downtown condos to rural residential properties, and works hard to make sure everyone finds their perfect fit.
“Real estate is a business of people,” he says. “Every sale and every transaction stands out; every one is unique.” Unique is how Eric describes working at Paul Rushforth Real Estate. “There’s nothing like it anywhere else. I have teammates to work with and bounce ideas off,” he says.
Eric attributes his easy going nature in part to his extensive experience in the public service industry. “I learned how to relate to people from all walks of life, and how rewarding it is to help someone solve a problem,” he says.
He has owned three properties so far, including an income-generating property he has owned for over five years.
Eric is also an experienced renovator of older homes. Having done his own kitchen overhaul, extensive landscaping, foundation work and more, he’s developed an educated eye for the pros and cons of a home. This will come in handy when helping home buyers, especially first timers, understand the value of any upgrades a home has – or needs.
Eric has also lived in a rural property, and understands their unique characteristics, like wells and septic systems. With a father in the HVAC business, he also has first hand knowledge of heating and cooling systems that will definitely come in handy.
Eric has a BA in Sociology and a college diploma as well.
Eric was born and raised in Ottawa, and he likes being close to his family. Eric and his wife are the proud parents of a baby son, and plan to have more children in the future.
Eric loves sports, and currently plays in a soccer league. He is an avid golfer, “but not necessarily a good one,” he laughs. When it’s too cold to hit the links, he works out, and plans to start playing hockey.