Bob Blake


Bob’s experience

The award winning real estate agent, Bob Blake started his career as a teacher in elementary school, but always had an interest in real estate. Some of the techniques he used and developed over his 15 years of teaching are still used today in his real estate practice. Surely, his career in this industry become more than a passion.

His keys to success

"For the first three years I ate, slept, and breathed real estate and my personal life was kept to a minimum. I still am convinced that approach will lead to success" – Bob Blake. Bob’s Wife, Gail, did and still does everything to support her husband's dreams. The typical work/life balance can lead someone who wants to be successful in a new field, to become overwhelmed when wanting to please everyone. Having someone by your side who understands and helps you achieve your goals is the best way to find a personal balance. In 2021, Bob and his wife Gail, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary celebration!

Also, "Teaching is really selling concepts to the kids, but more importantly, selling yourself. Success came when the kids bought me and what I had to say then they bought the concepts I was teaching.I had my eye on working in real estate several years before I left teaching and trusted translating those teaching skills to real estate sales" – Bob Blake.

Bow Tie Bob’s P’s to the power of the 6

Yes, his colleagues call him Bow Tie Bob, which happens to be his brand! As a source of knowledge for his fellow in real estate, Bob is the person you can go for advice. Always willing to help and share what he knows best.

When it comes to his clients, he knows how stressful the process of buying a house or selling it can be. So, what's the best advice to reduce their stress? "For sellers: Bob’s P’s to the power of 6: Pick up, Pack up, Put away, Polish up, Price properly, Patient be. For buyers: Express as clearly as possible what your needs, and expectations are. For both:Stay calm!" – Bob Blake.

He makes the sometimes stressful process of buying or selling a home an adventure. He's got a deft touch with people, he always knows what's coming next, and, like all true professionals, he makes the difficult stuff look easy. Looking for a real estate agent that cares about your needs and dreams in the Ottawa region? Bob Blake is the reference.


Bob's commitment and dedication to his clients have earned him the prestigious Royal LePage Lifetime Award of Excellence. Bob is a recipient of the Diamond Award, given annually to the top 3% of Royal LePage's agents in Canada.

His keys to success

When you list your home for sale with Bob, you get his commitment to provide you with the best possible service.

This includes:

  • Your listing being put on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) giving it instant exposure to the marketplace; it will also be placed here on, and on the Royal LePage website,

  • Networking with the many agents Bob knows to ensure that your property is in their mind when they are dealing with potential buyers

  • Photographing your home for presentation brochures, the Internet, and advertising.

  • Maintaining an ongoing dialogue with you to keep you apprised of showings of your home, open houses, any advertising Bob does, and trends in the housing market. Buying a home with Bob is a great experience. Above all, he takes the time to listen to what you want, where you want to be, and at what price.

This is done by:

  • Having an informal 'interview' either in person, by phone, or through email

  • Setting you up to receive instant notification when a property matching your needs has been listed for sale

  • For out of town buyers, a preliminary 'field trip' to explore the sights and sounds of Ottawa's neighbourhoods

  • Personally accompanying you to view properties of interest

  • Preparing and negotiating an offer on your behalf

  • Bob is able to give you his undivided attention when selling or buying because he doesn't have to worry about anything other than meeting your real estate needs. The day to day details of his business are looked after by his fulltime assistant, Tracy Holloway. Together they can help make the process of selling or buying a home as easy and stress-free as possible.



Engel & Volkers®

292 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J6

Phone: (613) 422-8688

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