Ottawa’s Military Relocation Specialist

Over the past 15 years our team has helped 400+ Canadian Armed Forces families relocate to and from Ottawa.

We know that getting posted can be a challenge. So, we created this tool to help you get your house hunting process started quickly and easily!

Time to complete: 2-3 minutes

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Meet Jan.
Ottawa Military Veteran & Real Estate Broker

Our Military Relocation Expertise

Combined Years Served
Military Families Relocated
Years in Real Estate
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Tell us what you’re looking for in a home, and we’ll send you all available listings and new properties as they hit the market!

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Our Promise to You

The Ayres Force Difference

Military Helping Military

No one understands the impact of a military relocation quite like someone who has experienced it first hand.

We Understand HHTs

For the past 15 years we’ve taken the lessons learned from being posted to provide a familiar feel to an unnatural process.

We’re Here For You

This is no solo mission! Our team works diligently behind the scenes to allow us to give you the attention you deserve through the entire relocation process

Relocating to Ottawa

Regardless of where you are getting posted from, our team is ready to help you find your perfect home in the greater Ottawa region.

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Relocating from Ottawa

We have a network of realtors across Canada that we can connect you with to ensure a seamless transition to your new posting regardless of where you are heading.

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Step One

Use Our Interactive Tool

Whether you have a posting message in hand, or you’re still waiting for it (Grrr…), we know how important it is to get your house hunting trip moving as quickly as possible.

Use our interactive tool to tell us about your needs and we’ll get a search going right away.

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Step Two

Let’s Connect

Once we receive your information we’ll reach out to schedule a phone call or online meeting so we can get to know you and your family’s unique needs.

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Step Three

HHT Time!

We’ve Got Options:

1. We’ll be ready for you when you arrive in Ottawa. We’ll have your list of properties ready to go and can even show you around the city if this is your first time in Canada’s capital region!

2. Virtual HHT: If COVID prevents you from travelling for your HHT, we’ll virtually walk you through your list of properties. When you’re ready to offer on a home, we will conduct a pre-offer inspection so you can submit a competitive offer with confidence and peace of mind.

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Step Four

Getting You Settled

The process doesn’t end when we find your perfect home. We will connect you with the right people as you get settled. We have an extensive list of professionals (doctors, dentists, contractors) and local businesses to check out and unique places to explore.

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Testimonials From Serving Members

As a first time home buyer and Canadian Armed Forces member, Jan was extremely helpful in ensuring that I understood the real estate market in Ottawa, the home buying process and answered all of my questions every step of the way. Jan listened intently to ensure that the listings I was shown on my house hunting trip matched all of my needs... Having someone on your side that understands the challenges of military moves was so reassuring! I highly recommend Jan Ayres for her professionalism, market knowledge and efficiency in meeting all of my real estate needs!

Capt. Rebekah W.

Whether one is a first time buyer or a more experienced home owner, Jan can skillfully help you navigate the challenges of home sale and/or purchase. Knowledge, competence, and careful attention to detail characterize her work. While I appreciated her consummate professionalism, I found her temperament, including patience, a good sense of humour and discretion equally valuable. She minimized the stress that real estate activities can engender and made the experience positive, and more importantly, very successful.


... Mike and I always enjoy our time house hunting with you, turning a normally stressful experience into a fun and enjoyable one. Your dedication to your clients and personal touch is what puts you above every other realtor we have worked with, and we will continue to recommend you to everyone we know who needs a realtor! Thank you so much again (and hopefully we won't be calling you too soon in the future, haha...).

LCol Mike H. & Margot H.

Jan is quite simply superb. She helped us buy two homes for our postings in the Ottawa area. She helps preplan your HHT with pre-booked showings so you hit the ground running. She helped us buy our current home and with her excellent negotiating skills closed the deal under asking price. If you are posted and looking to buy in the Ottawa area I highly recommend Jan and her excellent team!

Mike Bernardo

I can attest Jan has represented dozens of CAF families relocate from Naples Italy to Ottawa. She is exceptionally professional and proven in making one's relocation as seamless as possible.

Stephen Molaski (LCol ret’d)

...After only two weeks of looking, Nick found us our dream home! He was incredibly easy to work with, and was available to answer our questions at any time of the day. He is dedicated, honest, and works hard to take away any of the stress that comes along purchasing a house... We only had two weeks to sell, and regardless of the pressure and tight timelines, Jan was such a pleasure to work with. She is highly experienced, professional, and always honest in providing her advice. She was able to sell our condo in just 3 days!

Vic & Mitch

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We’re Ready For You

We’re confident that we can help you and your family have a smooth and enjoyable move to Ottawa.

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