About Pina

Pina Alessi graduated from the Ontario Real Estate College in 1991 where she earned her licence to trade in real estate at the young age of 25. Prior to beginning her own career in real estate, Pina administered the sales & operations for 8 years commencing in 1983 for Ottawa's largest independent real estate brokerage at the time.

Shortly there after Pina begun embarking on a journey that consistently ranked her among her peers as one of the few true realtors who worked solely through client referrals. Her business approach was innovative during a time when agents would make cold calling a standard practice and most recently has been recognized by the Ottawa Real Estate Board with her acceptance of the 20 Year Service Award.

The secret stemming from Pina's success can be seen through her truly unique stance on client relations, her ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with all the parties involved and to create a seamless environment for both buyers and sellers.
Good selling comes from good listening, and that is what I do best! Listening to the needs of buyers and sellers has been my mode of operation throughout all these years and it will never cease. A satisfied client is a happy client, and a happy client makes it all worthwhile!'




  • Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
  • RE/MAX agents sell more real estate than any other Canadian brand.
  • RE/MAX agents have the experience to get the job done in today's market.
  • RE/MAX Associates average more sales than other real estate agents.
  • RE/MAX Associates have more real estate sales experience than other real estate agents.
  • RE/MAX is the most productive real estate network.


Real Estate Brand Thought of More (Unaided Awareness)

  • RE/MAX is the most recognized name in real estate.
  • RE/MAX: The #1 name in real estate.
  • #1 in brand awareness.
  • RE/MAX leads the industry in brand awareness.
  • More buyers and sellers think of RE/MAX than any other real estate brand.

Real Estate Brand Thought of First (Top of Mind Awareness)

  • RE/MAX: First on the minds of buyers and sellers.
  • When asked to name a real estate brand, RE/MAX is the name people name first.
  • Buyers and sellers think of RE/MAX first.
  • RE/MAX is who home buyers and sellers think of first.

Real Estate Brand Most Likely to Be Recommended

  • RE/MAX is the real estate brand that the most buyers and sellers would recommend.
  • More buyers and sellers would recommend RE/MAX than any other real estate brand.

Real Estate Brand Recognition (Aided)

  • Nearly 98 percent of home buyers and sellers know of RE/MAX.


  • RE/MAX is in more countries than any other real estate brand.
    RE/MAX is in more countries than any of our competitors.
    RE/MAX is in nearly 100 countries, more than any of its competitors.

Hot Air Balloon

  • The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon fleet is the largest in the world.
  • The RE/MAX Balloon is recognized all over the world.


  • Every 30 seconds, a RE/MAX agent helps someone find their perfect place.
  • RE/MAX offers support and services not available at other real estate companies.
  • RE/MAX has helped millions of families buy or sell a home.

Each year, RE/MAX agents help hundreds of thousands of families buy or sell a home

I'm Buyer Looking for Information

What a RE/MAX agent does for you 

There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional — especially a trained professional who has earned the ABR® designation. In a formalized agency relationship, you can expect your RE/MAX buyer's representative to:
  • Provide you with the highest standard of care and extreme loyalty to you as the client.
  • Understand your specific needs and wants, and locate appropriate properties.
  • Assist you in determining how much you can afford.
  • Help you get pre-approved for your mortgage.
  • Preview and/or accompany you in viewing properties.

Buying your first home

is one of the most important investment and personal decisions of your life. It's also one of the most complex transactions you may ever undertake.

Your first step

involves deciding how you will approach your home search. Who will you work with throughout this process — and how will you work with them? Ask yourself, "Do I want a RE/MAX agent working with me or for me?" There is a difference!

As a buyer

you have a choice in representation. Most buyers today choose to have a RE/MAX agent represent their interests in a real estate transaction. This is also known as Agency Representation (or fiduciary representation), which simply means that the RE/MAX agent you hire is legally bound to represent your interests. This involves the highest standard of care and extreme loyalty to you, the "client." Some agents will work with you as a "customer," which carries a different level of responsibility. Most real estate professionals require a client relationship because it allows them to provide the full range of services that buyers need and deserve. Your RE/MAX agent will discuss representation with you and will request your commitment in writing for this level of service.

As a first-time homebuyer

it's important that you find someone you feel completely comfortable with, who you can trust, and who listens to you and respects your views. They have the market knowledge and expertise, but at the end of the day, it's your home and your investment, so you must be able to work well with your agent. Experienced, professional RE/MAX agents understand and excel at this.

Like in so many professions

Reputation and word-of-mouth are crucial. Indeed, for RE/MAX agents, client and agent referrals account for about 70% of business. As you begin your search for your RE/MAX agent, talk to family, friends, and colleagues who have gone through the home buying process to see if they can recommend anyone. Homeowners who've had a positive experience with a RE/MAX agent are only too happy to share this with you, much like they would a doctor, dentist, or auto mechanic. You can also use the Internet, or visit a local RE/MAX office.

As a first-time homebuyer

look for an agent who is experienced in your market, but not so busy that they can't give you due attention. RE/MAX agents that carry the ABR® designation (Accredited Buyer Representative) are skilled in understanding and responding to the specific needs of buyers. Consider looking for an agent with an ABR® designation before you look for a home and you'll be served, not sold. Your interests become their interests, and you'll be working with someone who has gone the extra mile by completing specialized training in delivering the best in buyer representation services. RE/MAX agents who have an ABR® designation also have established track records, with proven experience in representing the concerns of homebuyers. To find a local ABR® buyers representative visit

I'm A Seller Looking for Information

Deciding whether to buy or sell first

can be tricky. If Pina finds a buyer for your existing home, before you've found a new one, you may find yourself living out of a suitcase if convenient closing dates cannot be negotiated. If you find your dream home before you sell your old one, you may be forced to carry two mortgages at the same time.
To manage the buying and selling process speak to Pina and start your new home search as soon as your existing home hits the market.
Pina can assist you whether you've already bought your next home or if you're still looking. The use of clauses in the Purchase and Sale agreement such as, "sale of your existing home" or "purchase of a new home" can be added as conditions to agreements to ensure that you are not without a place to live. Using the "sale of your existing home" can affect your negotiating power as it is a difficult decision for many sellers to agree on. There are many reasons why people choose to sell their homes, but every seller has one thing in common: to sell their home for the highest amount possible, in the shortest amount of time. When you are ready to sell your home, take inventory of the reasons why you are choosing to sell. These factors will help play into looking for your new home, as well as give ideas for staging and small upgrades.

When should you sell?

Everyone wants to take advantage of the housing market when it comes to selling your home. Unless you are buying and selling strategically for investment, the best time to sell is when your existing home does not meet your current or future needs. A key factor to consider is the economy. The economic health of a country affects many factors related to real estate. Mortgage rates are often influenced by the state of the economy. A higher interest rate may encourage you to stay with your current home as the increase in mortgage payments may change your financial situation. A lower interest rate may mean that you can upgrade to a larger home with a minimal impact to your current mortgage.

Costs involved with selling

There are costs involved with selling your home. Some minor repairs and upgrades can make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some costs involved with selling your home:
  • A professional home inspection
  • Closing costs (lawyers' fees or unpaid taxes)
  • Mortgage discharge fees may be levied by your lending institution
  • Sales commissions
  • Staging based on recommendations from Pina


Pina has now helped us buy and sell three homes over the past 12 years.

“We really appreciate and value Pina's expert advice and guidance throughout the whole process. We felt at ease, knowing that we were getting sound advice and knowing that everything was being looked after. Pina is very patient with her clients and is always available and quick to respond to questions or concerns. We will continue to recommend Pina to family and friends and will definitely use Pina for any future real estate needs!
Matthew & Stephanie Heatherington”

I would not hesitate to recommend Pina Martha Chirip - client for more than 15 years

"I am grateful to have bought my first home through Pina almost 15 years ago. My experience was great; that when I decided to buy rental properties I engaged her services again. Throughout the process Pina always demonstrated to be patient and have a good knowledge of the area I wanted to invest. I would not hesitate to recommend Pina.
Martha Chirip"

I would highly recommend Pina Alessi as a real estate broker Ferial Haque - client since 1994

"I have known Pina Alessi since 1994 as a friendly professional person with in depth knowledge of the real estate market while selling our property in Ottawa. Pina is approachable, prompt and took immediate action to solve my family and friend's real estate concern. I would highly recommend Pina Alessi as a real estate broker.
Ferial Haque"

Pina helped take the stress out of it Pat & Laura Barney - clients since 2011

“We had the great pleasure of having Pina represent us twice in recent years.  Being repeat clients really says it all about the level of expertise that Pina brings to the table.  Her years of experience in Real Estate shows in her knowledge of the Ottawa market.  She knew exactly what we needed and always kept us updated of what was new and upcoming.  We truly appreciated her ability to negotiate in a calm and professional manner (because we were at times emotional and stressed) always keeping in the forefront what was best for us.  For the second time Pina helped us find a beautiful house we are very happy to call home.  Like the saying goes No One Outsells a Remax Agent….but it really should say No One Outsells Pina!!
Pat & Laura Barney”

Pina found the perfect home for me K. Marroquin - client since 2004

"I am very grateful to Pina for having found the perfect home for me. Seven years ago I was a first time home buyer and was not very knowledgeable when it came to home buying. I gave Pina some specifics such as: location, and price range. It was also important that I was near public transportation and other amenities. Pina was able to find a home for me that met all those needs. I was happy with the home then and am still happy with it to this date. Thank you Pina!

K. Marroquin"

We knew we had found a gem Joanne and Rejean Vaillancourt - clients since 2007

"From the moment we met Pina, who had dropped everything to meet us immediately due to our urgency to buy within 48 hours, we knew we had found a gem.

She exemplifies professionalism in an industry where service is everything. At no time did we ever feel that she had anything but our best interests at mind. She was very understanding of our needs and wants, determined to find what we were looking for as much as we were. We felt she listened well and got it right, backed up by all her diligent research, experience and knowledge. Her honesty, incredible patience and down-to-earth personality was refreshing and memorable impressions though they have only step into your lives for a moment to share to help make very important decisions that are everlasting such as buying a home. Pina is one of those remarkable people who went beyond the call of duty for this now retired military family, making the top of the list for the best agent we have ever dealt with. Thank you Pina!

Joanne and Rejean Vaillancourt "

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