What Makes OLH Different? EXPERIENCE, SERVICE, RESULTS. Year after year…
Welcome to the OLH Team.
We are your Real Estate Professionals.
Our commitment: To deliver personalized service, utilize the highest industry standards and create the most successful experience for each of our individual clients.
Experience, Service and Results!
Our combined experience over many years in the Real Estate Industry makes us experts in Sales and Marketing, Property Research, Investing, Development/ Renovations and Mortgage Finance.
We pride ourselves on service and believe the most important skill to begin any great business relationship is “listening”. Your needs and goals are always our first and most important priority.
We deliver! The results we commit to while achieving your objectives will come from a strategically executed plan that is developed with and just for you.
Patrick O. Smith, DSW, B.Soc.Sci. CCM
Patrick offers over 20 years of Real Estate experience which comes from both a broad professional spectrum as well as a very personal “passion for property”. During a fifteen year career working in various forms of Social Work, Patrick’s real estate hobby evolved into much more than just a creative outlet. It became lucrative. A growing understanding of property acquisition and resale, restoration and capital growth, property management and the many variables which pertain to real estate as an investment all came together as the catalyst for a career change. Ultimately, formal Real Estate licensing 17 years ago at the provincial level and then becoming member of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) bring us to the current: The birth of the OLH team.
Patrick continues to own a small variety of working and recreational properties in Canada and the United States. Registered with Ontario New Home Warranty as a Builder, he has also developed property and builds from the “ground up”. With an added educational background in Corporate Communications and Public Relations, he ensures your marketing needs take a strategic place in the plan. As a result our team offers a competitive edge in the listing process. OLH client sales stand out against the crowd, Patrick brings diverse experience, creativity, a rich understanding of the real estate industry along with the key ingredient: respect for each client as an individual.
Dylan Puchniak, B.Eng
Dylan comes to us with fresh perspective, energy and enthusiasm and commitment. Having recently completed his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Dylan offers a rare array of attributes. Dylan is a born entrepreneur and loves ingenuity. At only 26 years old, he has already figure-headed and formed two successful businesses which funded his way through post-secondary education and taught him tactics and organizational skills. Dylan comes under our wing with total support and we are excited to have him aboard.
Administration and Research Team
Diane comes to you with a broad background combining her rich experience in banking and financial planning. Her valued skill set, which includes a thorough understanding of the real estate industry, a sharp administrative eye and an ever growing quest to bring new technologies into play, makes her an enormous asset to the team. Diane’s banking and lending experience along with her background in finance and insurance continually proves itself as an invaluable asset. Her capacity to offer both caring and sound direction is instrumental.
Diane believes that “Staying on top of both industry and economic direction along with a good set of listening skills are key elements in helping people with smooth, successful Real Estate transactions”. Currently Diane also supports our investors as a property management leader. She will always go the extra mile and puts our clients first.
Ally brings youthful energy, Ingenuity and unprecedented organizational skills to our team. Her life passions and commitments to date include a broad range of volunteer work. Ally has also worked in Naval Communications on the HMCS Carlton, as a Cadet Drill Commander and is passionately involved in her University curriculum and school politics. For the OLH team she provides the vital support to oversee our daily commitments and important client care. Ally has also learned from and enjoyed her successes as a research assistant in child psychology. While working with us, she continues to study anthropology and second language teaching. Her attributes as consummate team player and innate sense for leadership bring enormous value to the quality of our real estate performance on behalf of buyers and sellers.
Colin is our team Design Consultant. He brings his incredible vision and ongoing creative enthusiasm as a ready resource to our clients.
Colin completed his formal design studies many years ago, yet spent his full time career in Structural Engineering with Bell Canada. He kept his artistic passions alive part time in the process working on many of our notable projects. Colin’s skill in kitchen and bath planning, interior spacial relation, and colour theory never cease to amaze. He is truly a valuable asset to our clients and a unique asset to the team in how he inspires us.
Consult an expert when buying, selling and investing. Making a real estate purchase may be one of the largest financial decisions you will ever make. Our pledge is to give you the time, consideration and expertise you deserve.