Our house just sold in only 4 days, for full asking price! I am sure that part of the reason it looked so good in the listing photos, and showed so well for viewings, is the professional and thorough pre-sale cleaning done by Andrienne.
She went beyond the usual excellent Rent-a-Wife cleaning job to pointing out and dealing with several things I hadn't noticed (but would surely be noticed by potential buyers!). She worked very hard to deal with problem areas that our regular cleaner just hadn't dealt with, such as shower tiles and the edges of stairs. She even came back the next day, quite unexpectedly, to explain some of the things she had done for us!
Preparing a house for sale can be stressful, but after this cleaning service I was able to relax, knowing that everything was now ready for viewers.
The Rent-a-Wife pre-sale cleaning was a very worthwhile investment in selling our house. The proof? Two offers received the first day, and then the house quickly sold for full price with no conditions!
When we move on to our next house, Rent-a-Wife will again definitely be part of our selling strategy.
Sarah R., Ottawa On
The job I entrusted to you on 2 September was done superbly. The worker you sent knew exactly what had be done, and how to do it, and used her own equipment and supplies. I was very impressed and would definitely call on you again for similar challenge.
S. Waugh. Ottawa, On
I have used the services of "rent a wife" twice. Once to do a "move out" clean of our sold property and more recently to clean the grouting of our ceramic floor in our rented condo. On both occasions the cleaners did an "OUTSTANDING JOB". They were prompt, knowledgeable on various cleaning methods and thorough. Our floors "sparkled"!!!!!!! I highly recommend "RENT A WIFE" services, none can do it better, or as well, in any cleaning situation.
D Toole. Ottawa, On
Please make sure Polly knows how pleased I am with the work she did here on Monday and Tuesday. She's a very hard worker and did an amazing job on the woodwork and floors, everything looks fresh and clean. I was slightly overwhelmed at the thought of all the work involved in getting our home ready for showing but she settled right in and got down to work. As well, she was a pleasure to have in the house.
Wendy S. Ottawa, On
We are very pleased with the apartment today. Simone did a fabulous job. Everything is clean and orderly, and she took care of the fuss factor. Please send her our thanks and regards. We will see her again in 2 weeks.
Lauren R. Ottawa, On
I would highly recommend Rent-A-Wife. Laurel and her team were the best !! Laurel made the whole process easy from start to finish and was a pleasure to work with. And the cleaning crew...well what can I say...Laurel promised 'sparkle and shine' so my house would show at it's best...and Paulie and Simone certainly delivered !! They were lovey, hardworking and very focused on the work and delivering the best result. My thanks to the whole team !!
Michael S. Ottawa, On
As always, I was so impressed by the housecleaning services that you and your team of professional provided. I always have peace of mind because I know that I can always count on your high level of standards. ( I hope to call on you in the spring- I think I need you twice a year)
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Deborah M. Ottawa, On
For a number of years now, I have called upon Rent-a-Wife’s services for a major spring/autumn house cleaning. Each time, Laurel and her team of professionals have done a fantastic job. My house truly gleams after each visit with the high standards and attention to details that Rent-a-Wife team maintains . Thank you so very much for your excellent services.
We just wanted to take a moment to let you know how pleased we were when we arrived home the other night. Every corner of our house was “gleaming”. The crew from Rent a Wife are absolutely amazing. We have had our home cleaned in the past by other firms but none have ever taken the care and time that was obviously taken by your staff. With two working parents, two busy boys and a shedding dog you can appreciate that some things get over looked at our house during the day to day cleaning. We knew that your staff had a big job ahead of them when they arrived at our door but we never expected the fabulous end result that we came home to. Our house looks brand new. There are areas that I thought would never come clean that now sparkle. The attention to detail was over and above and not a corner was missed. It was very evident that your staff takes pride in their job. They treat the clients home as if it were their own. Everything was exactly back in it place and you could tell that our belongings were all handled with care. I honestly can’t say enough about how pleased we are with the results. Even our sons, who as most boys rarely notice things like this, comment on the “great job”.
We would absolutely recommend Rent a Wife to anyone and will certainly have you back into our home anytime (if you will have us J).
Thank you to you and your wonderful staff.
Erin O’Neil-Oliver Ottawa, On
This past October 8th and ninth, Rent-a Wife cleaned the house I had sold, and left it beautifully clean and welcoming for the new owners. I had called Laurel only a week before to ask if she could send a team, and her estimate of the work and time involved was dead on. The team she sent was wonderful (Sonia, Simone, and Amanda) and highly professional: they knew just what to do, and even stayed longer than asked to make sure the job was done properly. Laurel checked in each day to make sure that my specific requests were taken care of.
I have hired Rent-A Wife on many occasions over the past sixteen years for many different tasks, and I have always found Laurel and her team to be highly professional, timely, and incredibly flexible. Laurel always finds a person or team whose skill set matches the task at hand, and no task is too small small or too large or too difficult.
That can-do attitude and degree of professionalism is why I will continue to use Rent-a-Wife, and why I would highly recommend this company's services to anyone.
Jennifer D., October 2013
I am happy to report how pleased my husband I are to have found "Rent-a-Wife" in the Yellow Pages. The bedroom windows in our condo unit were replaced recently on a mild and sunny, but very windy, day. The plastic sheets covering our furniture were blown around in the wind and dust blew through the entire unit. The Rent-a-Wife ad included "post-renovation cleaning" so we called immediately.
We were impressed by the entire experience: Laurel actually came to our home to size up the situation and give us an estimate; the estimate was reasonable so we took her on; she came with her cleaner(s) to give instructions; Simone and Sonia did an excellent job -- meticulous, thorough, efficient; then Laurel came back to pick up her cleaner(s) and check that we were satisfied, which we were! We were so relieved and satisfied that we're now arranging to have Laurel and her team clean our home on a regular basis.
Thank you very much Laurel
Marjorie H. Ottawa,Ont
My family and I are extremely pleased with the cleaning done by your crew on July 20, 2013. They did an amazing job removing the drywall dust and other debris left by renovations. We will definitely be bringing you back for other cleaning jobs.
Peggy L, Ottawa Ontario
Ted and Simone did a great job!! Many thanks for their hard work to make our house sparkle!! Simone, the stove and oven look like new and Ted, thanks for the heads up on the insects.
Thanks again for the great service!
Maureen G, Ottawa Ontario
I recently booked Rent-a-Wife Ottawa for a post-move cleaning. I was very favourably impressed by the service; staff were responsive and professional, and the job was done promptly, thoroughly and to the highest standards. I would certainly use the service again and recommend it highly
Sheila, Ottawa Ontario
I wanted to thank you and your team at "Rent a Wife" for cleaning the house on such short notice, but for also doing a fabulous job. The house is now going to "sparkle" at the open house. My seller appreciated the written quote and seamless transaction. You are lovely to work with and I appreciate the work you do in getting our listings ready for photographs etc...
Gloria Bae / Royal LePage Performance Realty, Ottawa Ontario
You have been more than patient, and I am grateful.
Illness has a way of interrupting the best of intentions, and I expect that you already know that I have not been too well; hence my delay.
Laurel, let me repeat how very pleased I was and continue to be with the entire task you had undertaken: to clean a big apartment that definitely needed some dedicated, good cleaning.
From our very first phone conversation through to the last wipe-up, you and your team were competent, efficient, and pleasant.
Unlike others, you came to see the job: to determine what needed cleaning ---- and that impressed me.
Then your comments and observations immediately told me that you and your people would know what to do. Tasks that others might not quickly notice, you saw and said how your team would treat them.
Laurel, you speak with the confidence that comes from knowledge and experience.
You give the message that you and your team would "do a good job".
You bring efficiency to every step of many tasks.
From the moment you and your team arrived until several hours later ------- ..., you and the team did the job..., well..., really well.
You can expect to hear from this "satisfied customer" very soon.
With all sincerity, I wish you and your very capable team, a good summer...
Your team did an excellent job cleaning my house as I prepared it for sale.
Thank you for your assistance
Kevin, Ottawa Ontario
Hi Laurel, thank you so much for the work yesterday, the house hasn’t been so clean in years! Even my daughters commented that their bathroom and their rooms look so good…
Jean-Paul Raymond, Ottawa Ontario
We first used the wonderful services of Rent-a-wife in the early 1990s when we returned from a posting to a house left by Aging Hippies. They were wonderful then, and a godsend all these years later, when I kept falling farther and farther behind. The top-to-toe cleaning was worth every dollar; the house looked and smelled immaculate, and it was such a great Christmas present to myself.
I am treating myself to the bi-weekly service as a gift to myself for the New Year.
Thank you Laurel, and your wonderful helpers
Suzanne Mooney, Ottawa Ontario
We were in a position of having to sell a house from across the country. We had had tenants in our place who left the place in quite a state. Laurel and her team of pros fixed everything. She intuitively knew what needed to be done and made great suggestions for things I hadn't even thought of, like placing a mat at the front door! The place looked fantastic when she was done. She even pointed out some things our painter had missed. It was great knowing someone in
Ottawa was looking after us! Rent-a-wife is the way to go if you want someone who will get the job done right the first time!
Laura, Calgary Alberta
Rent-a-Wife really was a lifesaver for me when I was moving. They cleaned my house before it went up for sale and after we moved out. They did such a good job making everything sparkle that my real estate agent decided to hire them herself. But what was really outstanding in terms of service was when I was moving into my new place and needed post-renovations cleaning. The work took longer than expected and I ended up having only half-a-day (rather than a week)
between the workers moving out and the moving truck rolling up. Laurel rallied to my aid bringing a whole cleaning crew who did a miracle cleaning job in just a few hours. But the thing I most appreciated was that when I had to keep changing times and dates for work, Laurel never complained, but only said "How can we help you get through this?". She and her team was a real lifesaver and I cannot recommend them enough.
June Ottawa, Ont
Your cleaners are excellent. They show up on time, do what you say they’ll do and finish what they start. Over the years, we have tried several cleaning services and yours is the only one whose cleaners are consistently good, visit after visit. Other services either didn’t measure up from the start or started well and soon fell short. Your cleaners exceeded our expectations from the first visit and continue to do so. Thank you. Great job!
Alan S., Ottawa
From the very beginning, my wife and I have been delighted with the outstanding level of home cleaning services provided by Rent-a-Wife. Both cleaners who have worked at our home in the last year and a half have been excellent: thorough, reliable and trustworthy. The company’s owner obviously sets high standards for the cleaners. My dealings with her in arranging for the services have also been very pleasant and efficient. I recommend this company’s home cleaning services without reservation.
I called Rent-A-Wife on very short notice to ask if they were able to do a thorough cleaning of a client’s home that was going up for sale in a couple of days. They did windows inside and out as well as detailed cleaning of every inch of the home, all in one day. Both my assistant and I were very pleased with the result – big time wow factor that is sure to impress anyone who comes to look at the home. I would not hesitate to call them again to help me make that all-important first impression when selling a home.
Campbell O., Ottawa
During my eight years of bi-weekly cleaning by Rent-A-Wife I’ve been struck by the professional, reliable work that has been done. I have a very large older home that requires lots of care and attention to detail. And recently when I had renovations done, they were on hand to restore order to my home and return it to its original state of cleanliness. I am confident in recommending Rent-A-Wife to anyone looking for a cleaner they can count on.
Robert P., Ottawa
I have used Rent-a-Wife Ottawa on several occasions over the past years. Whether it was moving my daughter out of university into an apartment, to moving myself into a new home to spring cleaning, Rent-a-Wife was there! They have always done a thorough, professional job! I recommend this highly energetic company!