Your Ottawa House & Condo Specialist


We were scheduled to come to Ottawa for a 1 week house hunting trip and had asked friends for a referral for a Real Estate Agent. These friends recommended Melva, and we are so happy they did. Melva is quite simply the most organized, energetic and effective Real Estate agent we have ever worked with in the 6 moves that we have done over the last 20 years. Her experience in previous fields of work in planning and organizing have proven to be a capability multiplier for what Melva brings to the table in Real Estate.
For people with a tight timeline to find a house, Melva far exceeded our expectations. We saw 25 homes in one day – a true testament to Melva’s organizational skill. Even more impressive is the fact that the majority of the showings that Melva had arranged for us (on a Monday) needed to be rescheduled when our flight into Ottawa Sunday night was cancelled.
Throughout the showings, Melva offered insightful and experienced advice that helped us quickly eliminate homes that would not suit our needs, and hone in on our ‘top homes’ for purchase.
We highly recommend Melva for any Real Estate needs you have, she is a consummate professional. You will be particularly impressed if you are coming in for a house hunting trip and need a Real Estate agent that can give you the attention you need and who can ensure that you to see all homes you need to in order to make this important decision.

Ryan & Lisa

Melva has been very friendly and extremely helpful throughout the entire process of buying our beautiful home in the Ottawa market. It was our first purchase in Ontario and we were not familiar with the way things are done here, but Melva guided us with patience, helpful tips and humour. We will certainly work with Melva whenever we need real estate services again and we recommend her wholeheartedly.


We really appreciated all the things Melva done for us to find our dream home. She made the whole buying and selling process straight forward. Melva was very meticulous and took her time explaining things to us at every stage. She even provided her professional opinion, feedback, and drawing from her own wealth of realty experience when we are about to make a huge decision. Overall, we are extremely happy with Melva and her team. I have no problem referring her to my friends and family when the needs arise. It was truly a pleasure to work with Melva.


I would like to thank you for ALL your hard work in selling our family home. It was such a pleasant surprise to receive offers in December! You went the extra mile in all you did. Your quick response to stage and list the home was impressive! The house looked absolutely stunning with the furniture and accessories! You were never more than a phone call or e-mail away! Always answering our questions or concerns within minutes! The Open Houses and Showings were plentiful and professional with excellent feedback within 24 hours! Your staff were extremely helpful at all times as well. Your commitment to your clients is evident in all that you do!

Thank you again and I would definitely recommend you to all my friends!


For those who need a real estate agent to purchase or sell a home, or an investment property, I would highly recommend Melva Peever, who is highly organized, reliable, professional, knowledgeable in her field and a pleasure to work with. This year we decided to purchase a property that we could rent out for income. Melva provided us with a wealth of information to help us decide what to buy and which properties to view. Every day we received by email the listings of properties that met our criteria. She showed us many single-family homes and multi-family units, always arriving on time and ready with all of the details on the property. Ample listings of comparable properties helped us understand the market, what we would have to pay and what our rental income might be. She provided special insights in what kind of properties to look for and what to avoid, things that we would not have thought of. Our successful purchase went smoothly, and we are now happy owners of a rental property. Melva even helped us show the property to prospective tenants before the closing date.
Thank you Melva

Chris and Theresa

In June 2013 we were pleased to have purchased a condo in downtown Ottawa through Melva Peever. From accommodating our initial viewing on very short notice, to shepherding the process through the inevitable bumps and roadblocks, Melva was extremely professional and efficient and a true pleasure to work with. Timelines and other requirements were clearly outlined and Melva ensured the entire, rather complicated, process ran smoothly and with a minimum of fuss and bother. We would have no reservations about working with Melva again and would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a property.


“I think the biggest testimonial I have for you would have to be that you included our whole family in the process of finding our home.  My girls love you as much as I do!  As a military family we have such a limited time to find a home.  You prepared us before our house hunting trip with lots of listings and information about different areas so we were able to hit the ground running when we arrived.  You bent over backwards knowing our time constraints and you were able to find us our home in only a week.” Aug’11 U.S.A. to Gardenway

Hilary & Andrew

“I was a bit apprehensive about starting the search for my first house.  Melva was really great at answering my questions and guiding me through the process.  She targeted listings that matched the criteria I had specified and let me peruse them at my leisure until I found some that interested me.  She picked me up from work to go visit some house and provided information about the neighbourhood and the house.  At no point did I feel pressured to make a commitment.  Melva pointed out some strengths and flaws of each house and let me make my choice.  Once I selected a house, Melva guided me through the offer and purchase process.  I really feel that Melva’s experience allowed my offer to be chosen over someone else’s.  She also referred me to a home inspector and a lawyer whose work was also excellent.
Overall, I couldn’t have been happier with the work she completed for me and I will definitely continue retain her services with her should I want to move in the future.” Nov’11 Brookside


“I have been asked to write a letter of reference for Melva Peever in connection with my real estate experience.  I’m afraid that my report is so glowing that the reader will believe I am exaggerating! 
Melva is a true professional.  She demonstrated an unwaivering commitment to finding the right home for me.  Even though I have particular tastes, she instinctively knew what I was looking for; what I needed; what would make me happy.  She never wearied from my many questions and always provided the information I required to make an informed decision.  My confidence in her was well justified as she negotiated the purchase of the perfect house for me. Thank you, Melva.  You are a rare find!” Jul ’12 Osgoode

Marta Atkinson

“I would without hesitation, highly recommend Melva Peever as a Real Estate Agent.  Her professionalism and integrity, combined with her warm and friendly personality, greatly helped to make the stressful process of selling and buying a house, run smoothly and be less complicated.  After meeting and signing (the listing) with Melva, I had complete faith and trust, that she had my best interests in mind, which she did.  My purchase of a new house was not typical and Melva’s flexibility, understanding and empathy, made it possible to navigate through.” Emerald Meadows to Emerald Meadows Jan ‘10

K. Barrow

“When working with Melva you will always receive top-notch, knowledgeable and prompt professional service. Melva works diligently and competently, taking no shortcuts and providing many extras along the way from industry professionals.  All delivered in a warm, caring and personal way.  Truly the best of both worlds before, during and after your move. Jul ‘12

J.C. Morgans Grant

“Melva is a great agent to have.  She is very informed about market trends and is very supportive in her role as your agent.  She does all that she can to ensure that you are kept up to date on the sale of your property and is honest in her dealings with you.  I highly recommend her and would definitely hire her as my agent in the future.” Dec’11 Britannia to UK.

B.A. Renaud

”We LOVE our home! I am so pleased that this is the house that we bought. I still walk in the front door and love the high ceilings and openness of the living/dining room. It very quickly felt like I was home. It was such a difficult task to have just a weekend to scan the entire city for our home, and then try to purchase one from a distance (while trying to finish my PhD – what was I thinking???). However, you made it possible for us to do. Now that I know the city, I realize that you really did show us every area of town as we packed in 20 houses in the weekend. While this is was our first purchase, and so I have little experience, I really feel that you went above and beyond for us. You were honest in your answers to our questions but did not try to influence us toward or away from anything, which I really appreciated. Ultimately, we ended up with the majority of items on our wish list – getting a house with character, a great location, more than enough room for our family (and yet not too much for us to keep clean), and sidewalks! While we do wish that we had a bigger back yard, the proximity to parks means that we are still able to play outside quite a bit. Schools were also a consideration for us, and the kids are very happy at their new school. We really do appreciate all of the work that you did for us (putting in offers on several places, multiple home inspections, the back and forth of faxes and emails across the country) to ultimately result in our fantastic purchase.” Dec’10 Vancouver to Sandy Hill.

Amanda & Greg

“Melva….  We are moved in and just getting settled.  Wanted you to know how much we appreciated your efforts on our behalf.  When two old crocks decide to relocate it is a big change….especially going from small town to city.  Thank you for being with us for the hunt and for being able to read our minds.  Very happy with the result.  Thanks again”. Aug’12 Deep River to Stonebridge

Joyce and Bruce

“We would like to express our sincere thanks for all your help with the sales of both our homes, and the purchase of our new house together.  We appreciate all your hard work and support throughout the whole process.  You went above and beyond in your service delivery in selling our homes and in helping us with our home search. We truly appreciated the friendly, honest, and professional manner in which you conducted yourself. You were instrumental in finalizing the sales of both our homes, both of which proved to be less easy than we had anticipated.  You also proved invaluable in assisting us in dealing with difficult sellers and ultimately enabled us to secure our dream home.” Nov’11 Central Park & Lynwood Village to Ellwood

Joe and Justine Cook

“Being a Military family we move frequently and are only allotted 7 days to tour and purchase a home. Melva instantly understood our busy schedule and made herself 100% available to us during our week visit. She went above and beyond not only showing us potential homes in our new city but also introduced us to the city itself. She had professional trades people at the ready when we needed help and a fantastic home stager for the sale our home. We have bought and sold our home with Melva and have confidently referred her to our friends. Melva is a fantastic Realtor and we feel so fortunate to have found such a competent and reliable professional.” Feb’10 & July ’12 N.S. to Alta Vista to B.C.

Cory and Nardine


“I think the biggest testimonial I have for you would have to be that you included our whole family in the process of finding our home.  My girls love you as much as I do!  As a military family we have such a limited time...

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Melva Peever, Broker
Royal LePage Team Realty

105-383 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 723-5300 Office/Pager
(613) 294-7119 - Cell