See our testimonials below for rants and raves from past clients!

Reid M.
Grape Vine Customer

It was a pleasure and smooth experience listing with Grape Vine. We ended up paying zero commission. I will definitely recommend Grape Vine.

Caroline A.
Grape Vine Customer

I accepted the offer (full asking price) that came in within 23 hours after posting and going live!  I have now sold 3 houses using grapevine!

Rebecca I.
Grape Vine Customer

I did wish to thank all of you for your support in this process. A very good experience (our third time using Grapevine) and an amazing outcome!

Grape Vine Customer

Thanks very much for your help in selling our home. Your information package is clear and easy to understand, and makes the process straightforward, even for first-timers like us.

Maggie S.
Grape Vine Customer

Thanks to Ryan and the team at Grape Vine for assisting me in getting my place marketed and sold at the right price in such a short time. I will be in touch again to ask your assistance in the sale of my next place.

Tracey S.
Grape Vine Customer

This was my third Grapevine listing since moving to Ottawa. The process has changed a little since the first one but it is still the most economical way to sell your home. Jeff was honest and professional; and Erin was very expedient with any questions regarding process and changes.

Thank You for helping me save money on the sale of my home!

Janice K.
Grape Vine Customer

Thank you very much to all of you for helping me sell my house. You’re very, very helpful and always cool, calm and collected and do appreciate it. Thank you once again.

Lillian B.
Grape Vine Customer

Our experience with Grape Vine was nothing but positive. Everything was well explained.  Very fast service so it took only a few days to get our site up online and a For Sale sign on the lawn.  We had immediate interest and multiple offers within 2 days of posting. Paperwork was easy and straightforward. We saved an awful lot of money with little work!

Highly recommend using Grape Vine.

Jon & Liz, Nepean
Grape Vine Customer

Grape Vine is awesome!  They were friendly and professional and took the time to explain everything very clearly.  They took perfect pictures and worked with us to emphasize all the great things about our home.  The listings were up and running quickly and people started to call on day one. We got a firm offer for OVER asking price in less than a week!

Janis F.
Grape Vine Client

I listed my house with the new Grape Vine Hybrid package. There were a dozen showings the day the listing went live and multiple offers that evening. The house was sold within 24 hours!  Great result!!

V & J
Grape Vine Client

You are a great team! We were very impressed. And overall felt at ease trusting your knowledge, professionalism and expertise. We would not hesitate referring people to the hybrid option – which I am so thankful for, I would have hated doing the negotiations myself – this service is a keeper.

Grape Vine Customer

Our house was listed on a Friday and we had a final sale 10 days later!  We estimate that we also saved more than $50,000. in real estate commission fees! We worked hard to prepare our home for sale and were absolutely delighted with the team at Grapevine.  Their professional support and customer service was first class! The team was always friendly, helpful and easy to reach. It was a great experience from start to finish!

Bin C.
Grape Vine Customer

Grape Vine works! I sold my house within 2 weeks! I will use it again in the future.

Grape Vine Customer

Grapevine made it easy to sell our own home by providing lots of information. Having one of their associates come and explain the process in our initial visit was really quite helpful. And we sold in ONE week!

Nancy & Dennis
Grape Vine Customer

Thank You for exemplary service to every detail of our home sale! As repeat clients we have recommended your company over the years & will continue to do so. We thank You for your stellar service on our behalf . We appreciated your support & timely response to questions & clarifications. Great troubleshooting , integrity & professionalism !

Grape Vine Client

This is my 2nd time using Grapevine. The Hybrid Package which my choice. It was the perfect fit for me. I understood that MLS exposure and allowing agents would greatly expand the pool of potential buyers. I would recommend the Grapevine hybrid package to anyone. It offers the best of both worlds.

Jeff & Sandra
Grape Vine Client

Our experience with Grapevine was amazing! Devin March was a pleasure to deal with and extremely helpful when we had questions about the sales process.  We highly recommended Grapevine for anyone interested in selling their property.

Thank you Devin!

We SOLD fully privately in just 5 days, OVER our asking price and SAVED $21,000 in commission and agent fees! Grape Vine service made it easy and STRESS FREE! We were impressed with how many hits our listing received. Jeff’s knowledge, experience and advice helped us price our house and get it sold, thank you Jeff Usher and the Grape Vine Team! We will definitely be recommending Grape Vine to everyone we know.

Sell Your Home With
Grapevine Realty

You Do It


You sell it yourself

We help and support you

Available add-ons to help you succeed

Low cost of admission….

….0% commission

We Do It

Sold in 5

Your home listed for 1.5% commission

If we don’t bring you an acceptable offer within 5 days,

We will drop our commission by 50% to 0.75%



I Want To Buy and Get Paid

Our agents are great at sharing! Work with one of our Realtors® to buy any home, listed with any brokerage in Ottawa, and he/she will share 25% of their commission with you! Take a vacation, buy some furniture, or put it towards your closing costs.

Meet Your Team

We have decades of experience helping buyers and sellers in Ottawa. We are a special group of real estate agents, who totally get our clients’ right to receive terrific service at a low cost.

Contact Us

Grape Vine Home Marketing was the original, private seller marketing company most people in Ottawa are familiar with. They operated in Ottawa for over 30 years. Since 2010, the company has evolved to include a fully licensed brokerage, Grape Vine Realty (formerly The Usher Group), which now offers all the services under one umbrella. We’re very proud to continue the tradition of helping people sell their homes, whether privately or with a Realtor’s® support, while saving them thousands in commission fees!

We provide for-sale-by-owner listings, called Mere Postings, through OREB’s MLS® System, however, we also offer Realtor® Represented real estate for both sellers and buyers at exceptional value. See our Listing & Buying offers at the top of this page and feel free to contact us for more information!

Yes, our REALTORS® are fully licensed and very experienced. Grape Vine Realty and our Sales Representatives can provide any and all residential real estate services, for selling and buying, that you can get from any other brokerage in Ottawa.

That’s a false perception. All brokerages have the same access to the same marketing tools to promote their listings. When one of our listings goes on Realtor.ca®, it will also be published across dozens of websites automatically, including REMAX.ca, point2homes.com, kijiji.ca, royallepage.ca, purplebricks.ca, ottawarealestate.ca, and dozens more.

What’s more, our Realtors® are very experienced in and knowledgeable of the Ottawa market. Grape Vine Realty has always been a local, Ottawa-based company, who’s Realtors® are members of this community, just like you. Not being a national brand gives us the freedom to be flexible with our services, and to focus all of our energy on the concerns and care of our fellow Ottawans.

You need to ask yourself if a few glossy feature sheets are worth the thousands of extra dollars you’d pay in commission with a big brand, when you can trust the experience, integrity, transparency and value you’ll find at Grape Vine Realty.

Yes, you can certainly request a specific Realtor® you’d like to work with! Just give our office a call or send us an email with your request.

If you take the For-Sale-By-Owner package, you don’t need to offer a specific commission to buyer agents, but you must comply with the Rules and Regulations of the Ottawa Real Estate Board, which require you to allow a Realtor® who has an interested buyer to show the property.

And many of our customers still sell their property privately, meaning they didn’t have to pay any commission at all.

With our Sold in 5 package, our brokerage offers you the flexibility to offer a commission as low as 2% to buyer Realtors®.

Real estate licenses are provincially regulated, and Grape Vine Realty is only licensed to trade in Ontario.

Good photos are one of the top three things you want to do right when listing your property for sale. While we understand that you may want to get the ball rolling quickly, we do recommend that you let the Grape Vine Realty Sales Representative take the photos. They have good cameras and are very experienced at taking real estate photos. Also, the photos are taken during your consultation appointment and don’t delay the listing of your property, as long as you have your property photo ready.

We don’t currently offer For-Sale-by-Owner rental listings. If you would like to have one of our Realtors® post a rental listing for you, you can engage their services for a commission of one month’s rent. Contact us for further details.


DIY - How it Works

This package includes everything you need to list and sell your house in a professional manner. It includes:

  • In-home consultation with an Ottawa based licenced Realtor®
  • Full, professional signage (For Sale sign, open house signs, directional signs and a SOLD sign)
  • Professional photographs
  • 6 month listing on MLS®
  • On-going support
  • Optional Showings Management Service (secure electronic Bluetooth lockbox, all agent showings arranged through our office, feedback from the showing requested by our office). This add-on is $299 plus hst.
Once you register you'll get an email with links to your listing data form and resource book
Your Grape Vine Realtor®/consultant will contact you to book your strategy consultation
Arrange for your professional photos to be taken by www.flexmediaphoto.ca
Your Grape Vine Realtor®/consultant will bring your lawn, open house and directional signs and go over the entire process with you
You'll approve your listing & sign the listing paperwork
Your listing goes live on OREB's MLS® system, Realtor.ca and Grape Vine.ca!


What you need to know
OREB's MLS® System Rules / Additional Costs

  • You must cooperate with buyer agents - allow them to show the property if they have a buyer
  • When you accept an offer, you must send us the paperwork within 24 hours
  • After the listing is live, changes can be requested at $25 +hst/request
The trademarks MLS®, Multiple Listing Service®, and the associated logos are owned by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify the quality of services provided by real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

SOLD in 5 - How it Works

Complete Our Fast And Simple Registration
One of Our Amazing Realtors® Will Contact You to Set Up an Appointment
Meet Your Realtor® to Talk Pricing & Strategy
We Will Book a Staging Consultation & Photo Shoot
Your Listing Goes Live on OREB's MLS® System, Realtor.ca, GrapeVine.ca and Dozens of Other Sites.
Buyers Will Have 5 Days to View Your Property & Offers Will Be Accepted on the 5th Day
24/7 (always a live person answering) Agent Showings Managed For You by ShowingTime®
Offers Received and Negotiated by Your Realtor®


What you need to know - The 5 Day Guarantee:

  • The Listing Commission is an already low 3.5% (1.5% to Grape Vine Realty & 2% to the Buyer Brokerage)
  • If you do not receive a satisfactory offer on the 5th day, Grape Vine Realty will reduce your commission to 0.75% (making the total commission an unbelievably 2.75%)
  • Ask your Grape Vine Realty agent for more details!
The trademarks MLS®, Multiple Listing Service® and associated logos are owned by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify the quality of services provided by real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

Buyer - How it Works

Complete Simple Registration
Keep an Eye on Your Email to Confirm Your Registration to Your Custom Portal Listings Search
Get Connected to an Agent (or choose your own)
Contact Your Agent to Book Showings
Buy a House and Receive Your Cash Rebate After the Sale Closes!