Ottawa Grand Opening Event - Getting to Know our New Branch

Where the Story Began

In April of 2019, Right at Home Realty added a new branch to its growing and historic brokerage. With this addition, however, Right at Home Realty entered into an area they had never been a part of before, the nation’s capital.


The largest independently owned brokerage in Canada acquired Your Choice Realty which had a roster of 450 real estate professionals in the Ottawa region. In just a few short years of bringing the unique business model and purple to the Ottawa region, Right at Home Realty has made an immediate impact on the Ottawa real estate industry. In 2021, the new office had become one of the top 10 performing real estate offices in terms of listing and selling combined in the entire region*. With this recent performance in 2021, Right at Home Realty continues to show its impact and growth across Ontario in the real estate industry.

Due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic that has been taking place over the past few years, the branch was unable to host a grand opening event to showcase its big reveal to the Ottawa region and its new office. But as a result of restrictions easing across the country, Right at Home Realty hosted a grand reveal event of its new office to the Ottawa community on May 26th, 2022.



Right at Home Realty and its Opportunity to grow Across Ontario

With this most recent expansion in Ottawa of Your Choice Realty and the new office in Barrie, the brokerage has shown its intention and aspirations of continuing its 9 years of success in the Greater Toronto Area as well as being poised for even greater success across Ontario. Right at Home Realty’s recent expansion shows the pure intention of growing its brand across all of Ontario. With the most recent openings, the brokerage now has a total of 10 offices across Ontario.


  1. Mississauga Branch
  2. Don Mills Branch  
  3. Richmond Hill Branch
  4. Durham Branch
  5. Burlington Branch
  6. Vaughan Branch
  7. Newmarket Branch
  8. Downtown Toronto Branch
  9. Barrie Branch
  10. Ottawa Branch


Getting to Know our Ottawa Branch 

The Ottawa office at 14 Chamberlain Ave in Suite 101 is located in the north end of the Glebe neighbourhood, right off of Highway 417 and just south of the downtown district and Parliament Hill. The Glebe is known for being one of Ottawa’s first suburbs, its multitude of entertainment, and a variety of shopping and dining. Becoming arguably one of the best neighbourhoods to own a house or business in the region.

The branch is run by Branch Manager Jim Norris, who has over 30 years of experience and knowledge in the sales profession alone. With all of these years of sales experience, Jim decided to obtain his real estate license in 2001, and shortly after that in 2003 obtained his brokers' license as well. With his passion for leadership and training, Jim would then go on to work in brokerage management and become an instructor at the Ontario Real Estate College in 2012. With Jim’s impressive and substantial career in the sales and real estate industry, he looks forward to guiding these real estate professionals in the right direction and leading them to the success they envision.

Unlike a traditional Franchise Brokerage, our realtors® receive 100% of their commissions. Our unique business model at Right at Home Realty separates us from our competitors by encouraging our agents to invest their commission back into their businesses, allowing them to market themselves and build their own brand name and not that of their Brokerage. It is especially useful in today’s real estate market, especially with high-interest rates that realtors® have the financial resources to market themselves, generate leads and provide more services to their clients”. – Ottawa Branch Manager, Jim Norris.


Grand Opening Event

The event took place on Thursday, May 26th, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 14 Chamberlain Avenue, in Suite 101. It was open for all Right at Home Realty members to come and be a part of and help us celebrate this extravagant event. At this grand reveal of our new office, some of our executive leadership members were in attendance. Including John Lusink, President of Right at Home Realty, and Julie Kee our new Broker of Record and General Manager. As well as some special guests, the 54th and current Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson and the OREB leadership Penny Torontow and Janice Myers. Jim Norris and our executive leadership members are so honoured and pleased to have been able to celebrate this opening of our new office and look forward to our bright future with all of our Right at Home Realty Ottawa family.

Special thanks to our valued charitable guests for attending the event, Heather Norris of ONFE and Shawna Blanchard of Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa

If you have any questions regarding the new office or are looking for real estate assistance in the Ottawa region, contact our branch by clicking here for more information.

If interested in joining the Right at Home Realty family visit the link below to learn more.


*Source for this data was gathered from Re Datum 2021 Ottawa Region - TOP 10 OFFICES BY UNITS - LISTING AND SELLING COMBINED*