About Serge Papineau

A Trusted Name in Ottawa Real Estate

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Born and raised in Ottawa, I’ve had the opportunity to live and experience various neighborhoods throughout this great City, from East to West, South and Central. As a long time local and now licensed Realtor, I have my fingers on the pulse of this “little big city” (or is it “big little city”?) and possess a deep level of knowledge and insight into Ottawa’s various communities and outskirts.

Prior to my career in real estate, I had goals of becoming a high school teacher. However, after completing a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and then graduating from Teacher’s College, I chose to accept a job offer with the federal government where I spent 8 years, first as a Training Coordinator and later as a Project Manager and Business Analyst. It wasn’t until 2015 that I finally decided to pursue a long time dream and began a full-time career in real estate. Throughout my time in the teaching and public service fields, I acquired knowledge and skills as a communicator, negotiator and strategist which serve my clients and I greatly to this day.

When it comes to my real estate practice, my personal philosophy has always been to simply seek to add as much value as possible to those around me and the pillars of my business are authenticity, integrity, professionalism, generosity and expertise. I firmly believe that a sharp, singular focus on helping others achieve great results allows for new business opportunities, financial rewards and job satisfaction to take care of themselves. Over the years I’ve consistently ranked among the top Realtors in Ottawa and Ontario, however I’m most proud of the fact that I’ve done so almost entirely through word-of-mouth and an exceptionally high rate of repeat business and referrals from past clients. You’ll never see my face on the side of a bus, trash can or bike rack, but my hope is that you’ll one day hear about a great experience that someone who you know and trust had using my services.

Last but not least, outside of Real Estate I’m a die-hard Toronto Raptors fan who rarely misses a game (unless I’m working). I also love to play ultimate frisbee, attend live music and try out new restaurants and coffee shops. Even if you’re not looking to buy or sell, I’m always happy to talk hoops, music or to provide a recommendation for a great place to enjoy food or drink.

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Testimonials & Partners

Francois Papineau
Francois Papineau
2021-12-24
Amazing Realtor We recently purchased and sold our home through Serge Papineau of Real Compass Realty. Thanks to his professionalism and smart strategies, we successfully closed the deal for our condo, below asking price, under 4 hours and successfully sold our home on the 2nd day it was on the market! I’ve purchased and sold a few homes in my lifetime, but Serge went above and beyond any agent I’ve ever dealt with in the past! His knowledge of the market, no pressure strategies, services and devotion to his clients are by far beyond compare. When it came to selling our house, everything went smoothly. He took care of every little detail to ensure our house would fetch a respectable price when it would go on the market. He sent a photographer to take summer pictures of the gardens seeing the house wouldn’t be on the market until the Fall, had an excellent stager come in to pinpoint what we had to do in order to make the house more appealing to potential buyers as well as staging the house, sent an inspector to do a house inspection that would be on file for reference, made a promotional video of the house highlighting its strong points and the community we lived in, sent in a cleaning crew the day before the house hit the market easing our stress of getting everything perfect for potential showings, even recommended a very thorough lawyer who took care of the purchase and the future sale of our property. All of these free services that he includes to his clients have made the sales of our house so pleasant. The best part of all, thanks to the quality of the services he offers, our house sold WAY over the asking price! I would not hesitate to recommend Serge Papineau to any potential buyers or sellers. He will make your experience a very pleasant one and you can be assured he will devote himself 100% to make your purchase/sale the most profitable one.
Timi Boyo
Timi Boyo
2021-12-21
Serge Papineau is incredible! We were looking for a real estate agent who knew the market, could help us maximize the value of our property, and would make the selling process as smooth and as pleasant as possible. Serge delivered on all of this and more! He took the time to guide us through the selling process and was a trusted advisor as we took on renovations to our home before putting it on the market. His attention to detail, professionalism, and regular updates meant that we could trust that things were going to be done right (often times better than we imagined!) Serge went above and beyond to sell our home and we could not have been happier with our decision to work with him as our agent. Serge comes with our highest recommendation!
Aaron Labarre
Aaron Labarre
2021-11-16
We used Serge's services both selling our home as well as purchasing a new one - what a great experience! Serge was responsive, honest and really had our interests front of mind the entire time. He even helped us getting the house ready for showings as we were out of town. I would highly recommend Serge to anyone looking for a great realtor.
Joel Duff
Joel Duff
2021-10-29
Serge’s instinct for the Ottawa housing market is second to none. By following his staging advice and sales strategy, our house had maximum impact and sold for more than we ever imagined. Serge has taken the worry out of two big family moves.
Craig Threadgold
Craig Threadgold
2021-09-21
Serge was great to deal with every step of the way during the buying/selling process. During what can be a stressful process, Serge and his team helped us right throughout and for that i'm very grateful.
Wayne King
Wayne King
2021-09-21
We would like to take a few moments to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the remarkable support, help and work done by Serge Papineau at Real Compass. We were living in Sault Ste. Marie and felt we needed to be closer to family located in Eastern Ontario. We tried to look at various real estate online websites, but felt we needed to actually be there to get the vibe of where we wanted to end up. Through an acquaintance, we asked Serge to help us. We moved into a short term rental just outside of Ottawa and looked at houses with Serge. We are extremely fussy about where and what we wanted. We will be retiring in a couple of years and wanted somewhere close to our sons and young grand-daughters. Serge went above and beyond, showing us about a dozen houses throughout the area. We looked far and wide... Perth, Smiths Falls, Winchester and the Seaway Valley. Serge was with us from the start until we found our dream home in Morrisburg (see attached pics). Serge was available whenever we needed him (on weekends, in the evenings and on long weekends) with absolutely no issue at all. Despite our fussiness, Serge remained patient with us throughout, and that was so very much appreciated. Serge gave us the impression that what was important to us was also very important to him... at the end of the day it was evident that Serge simply wanted us to be happy in our new home. Serge even generously gave us a beautiful housewarming package, which was a most wonderful gesture. Serge also recommended a real estate lawyer; the sale and paperwork was explained to us in layman's terms, it was easy to understand, and the closing was seamless. We are absolutely convinced the purchase was made easy by Serge's passion for his work, but more so, and most importantly, his passion for his clients, making sure that they absolutely love the place they are investing in. If we could rate Serge on a scale of 1-10, he would get top marks every single time. In summary, we could not have done it without Serge in our corner, we would recommend him without question. Thank you, Serge, for looking after us. You are the very best. Wayne and Debbie King.
Volkan Saçılık
Volkan Saçılık
2021-07-23
A real estate agent that i dont regret at all working together. Serge Papineau from Real Compass helped me from the very beginning to the end in my project while i was still abroad. It was a long and difficult process and Serge had worked hard to simplify and shorten the process while all the other real estate agents I have contacted prefered to devote time to ready-made and easy tasks. He even supported me by going beyond his job description. we finally got the house I wanted at the price I wanted. I recommend with my eyes closed .
arp
arp
2021-05-06
Serge was recommended by a friend and did a great job. The whole process was seamless and communication was excellent. I would recommend Serge to others.
Vanessa Debruijn
Vanessa Debruijn
2021-02-19
We had an amazing experience working with Serge Papineau. He was extremely knowlegable, responsive, and patient the entire time during our buying process (which lasted for almost 6 months!). He was always willing to work with our schedules, and offered great advice as we prepared to buy our first home. We hope to have the opportunity to work with him again some day, and will recommend him to anyone in the real estate game! Thanks again Serge!
M Dionne
M Dionne
2021-02-16
Serge Papineau does it again! After selling a previous home for us in the south of the city in one weekend!!, we did not hesitate in calling him up again a few years later for his help in upgrading our condo. Now he has helped us in buying our new condo and selling our existing condo. Let's face it, the real estate market has been crazy, but through it all, Serge's knowledge, insights, professionalism and easy communication makes it seamless. Thanks again Serge!!! We obviously recommend his services highly. M & M Dionne