Cleo brings many years of experience working with the public through her telecommunications and banking background. Having moved to Ottawa in 1984 Cleo personally experienced a corporate relocation and has always made it her goal to help her clients and their families to overcome the difficulties in the transition process.
Cleo began her professional real estate career in 1994 with a leading real estate company which then became one of the largest Ottawa brokerages in 2003. Cleo earned numerous awards beginning in her first year as the Top New Salesperson, in 1995 and continued her award winning performance working diligently to achieve the best results for her clients and customers. As the Real Estate industry continued to change, Cleo made it a priority to stay educated, get involved with the Real Estate Board of Ottawa as a Director, a member of various committees while consistently looking after the best interests of the clients she has been working for.
Cleo is an energetic individual who is assertive, persistent and patient. Her commitment to always strive for better service has earned her a reputation with her Sellers and Buyers for achieving results. This hardworking relationship has allowed Cleo to earn a deep trust and achieve multiple transactions on a repetitive basis from most clients in her client base.
Clients comments below
Over the 25 years we have known Cleo, she has helped us buy and sell 6 homes and every time exceeded our expectations. Cleo somehow knew what we were looking for even if we didn’t know ourselves. She encouraged us to consider homes we might have overlooked and her recommendations were spot on. Her knowledge and professionalism helped to make what can often be a very stressful transaction go smoothly. Our confidence that she will give nothing less than her best is what has kept us, and what will keep us, as clients. If you are lucky enough to have Cleo help you with one of the most important events in your life, you will not be disappointed.
Candace & Mike
In April 2022, I purchased a townhouse in the Beaverbrook area of Kanata. When I first saw this unit, I knew I wanted it and hoped that it would not exceed my financial limit. It was a pivotal and sensitive time for me to purchase my own place both financially and personally. I declared my interest in purchasing and Cleo went to work immediately. She was incredibly professional and personable. I felt at ease having her in charge of the next steps which were accomplished with speed and alacrity. This included updating her progress with me on an ongoing basis. Within a short period of time, the sale was secured and I became a new homeowner!
I will not hesitate to recommend Cleo to anyone I know looking for real estate guidance and help!
” In searching for our retirement home, we found Cleo Hanke to be a friendly, professional and knowledgeable realtor. In a unique sale and purchase Cleo represented both the sellers and us the purchasers in negotiating and finalizing a time sensitive arrangement. Her commitment to both parties is a testament to her can do attitude and ethical approach to getting best deal for all concerned. We highly recommend Cleo Hanke for all your real estate needs. ” John and Sue
We want to thank you for your effort, kindness, and professionalism for us to find this excellent home we are presently residing in. The time and the professional advice you spent for us really built trust on you. We feel lucky we met you at the right time.
We thank you again for your excellent service for us. We will be happy to recommend you to people around us.
Yea and Ben
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for all your help. We moved to Ottawa and we didn’t know anyone or anything about Ottawa.
You made us feel very comfortable, took the time to get to know us on an individual level and helped us select a home that best fit our needs. We loved the home and you made the transfer very smooth. Then we got transferred again and I didn’t hesitate for a second in calling you again to help us sell that property. You again went above and beyond our expectations and we couldn’t be more pleased with you help.
We found you very easy to deal with, very ethical, and professional. General Motors only selects the top real estate agents to refer their employees to and you should be proud of yourself. I have recommended and will continue to recommend you to people within General Motors and my personal friends. We may find ourselves moving back to the Ottawa area someday and I will definitely be contacting you. Thanks again Cleo.
We were impressed by your expertise, especially all the questions you asked and looking out for our interest. We feel sure you will find a house that we will both love – so keep on looking.
We wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas and a happy, health and prosperous New Year.
Again thank you so much for your help. Hope to see you soon.
Ed and Heidi
“Kathy and I just wanted to say thank you for all the time and effort you invested in the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. We really appreciate the time you spent with us assessing the current market conditions and explaining different options to us so that we could make an informed decision.
Thank you again for the excellent service that you provided to Kathy and I. We will be happy to recommend you as an agent to any of our family and friends that may be interested in selling their home.”
Mike and Kathy
“From the very outset Cleo has been extremely professional in her dealing with us, while at the same time she has gone beyond mere professionalism and has treated us as friends. As we had had a bad experience when our house was listed initially with another company, we were leery of listing again and were trying to sell our house privately. While we were besieged with what we felt were ‘pushy’ agents, Cleo was very easy going and we felt comfortable with her from the very beginning. We believe Cleo has put a tremendous effort into selling our house in what is a difficult time in the housing market. Cleo made herself available whenever it was necessary, to answer our many questions or to take us through the property we purchased, yet again Cleo has a friendly, cheerful manner which has made dealing with her a pleasure at all times. We believe that she is truly an asset to your company.
In closing once again let us tell you how pleased we are with our dealings with Cleo and will not hesitate to recommend her to our friends. You should be very proud of the image of your office and the image presented.”
Frank and Cathy
“Thanks to all your effort and determination Steve and I have been able to move forward.”
Brigid and Steve
“Thank you for your assistance and professionalism in looking for a home. We know you worked very hard and your efforts were helpful in letting us compare what was on the market. Thanks for your patience persistence – we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services to our friends.”
Barb and Peter
“Once again we would like to thank you for your hard work in selling our house. We wouldn’t be in our new home if it wasn’t for you.”
Sue and John