Working with Chris to buy my first home was a great experience, and I would like him to know how very much I appreciated everything he did to help me! His professionalism and advice were greatly appreciated!

If I hear a friend or colleague say that he/she wants to buy a house, there is no doubt that I will highly recommend his services.

I wish him every success in the real estate business!


Thank you Chris for a low-stress experience buying our first home. Chris is a very knowledgeable realtor who not only answered all of our many questions, but also answered questions that we didn’t even know that we had yet. He got us in to the perfect house for us at the price that we wanted to pay for it, working very late into the evening to ensure that we didn’t lose out. Thank you again for all your hard work!

Jeremie and Heather

My husband and I are moving into a newly built home in December 2018 and the successful timing of the sale of our current home was of critical importance in planning the next steps of our move. With a 5 month old baby nursing at home, I was overwhelmed at the idea of having to list our house on the open market with buyers and agents visiting for showings. We decided at first to sell our house to a private buyer without the services of a realtor. When the private sale cancelled with only 11 weeks left before moving into our new home, my husband recommended Chris Payer @ Family First Real Estate.

Working with Chris was very effective! Professional and knowledgeable at all times, Chris came over for a visit and assessed our home and explained to us in detail what we could expect for it on the open market. Chris also provided us with expert advice on how to stage the house professionally and bring out all the qualities of the home.

Chris was very strategic and transparent in all of our negotiations and kept us informed every step of the way while providing us with valuable strategic advice and a very smooth experience. All our bookings were done via email and the signing of transaction documentation was done electronically and sent online from the comfort of our own home. As soon as our house was listed, the show started!

Thanks to Chris Payer and his team @ Family First Real Estate, our home was SOLD FIRM after only 2 days on the market, following the 3rd showing and for significantly more than we had anticipated. What a relief! Chris & his team took care of absolutely everything with a very high level of professionalism and delivered on the smoothest real estate transaction we could have ever expected. Cheers to Chris Payer our #1 Realtor and the Family First Real Estate Team!

Chantal and Zekri

I am so grateful to Christian Payer.

Chris Payer was recommended to me by a mutual acquaintance. Being of a mature age, the house had become too much to maintain, therefore I decided to sell.

When I first met Chris, I was really impressed by his courteous and polite manner. He had already done his research and came up with a very satisfactory appraisal. He thoroughly explained the steps involved in the pricing and the selling of my house. Chris provided helpful advice and readily answered whatever questions I had with respect and patience. He was very patient with my limited computer skills 😧!

Chris kept me informed of every development. I trusted his expertise throughout the negotiations and followed his advice. To my surprise and delight the house sold within a couple of days, before it hit the market. The SOLD sign immediately followed the COMING SOON sign.

I recommend Christian and his company Family First Real Estate Group to anyone looking for a real estate agent. You will be most pleased with his expertise, professionalism and personality.

Forever grateful

Claire Noel

When I recently lost both my parents within 20 days of each other, I found myself in the worst time of my life. There I was, all alone, burdened with a house that I had to sell, and facing the nightmare of not having the faintest idea of how to go about it or what to look for in a real-estate agent. I am an only child as well, so that only made me feel that much more vulnerable.

Fortunately for me, my best friend had just sold their house and he told me about his agent with whom he was very impressed. Now, my friend works in the high tech fields and he is no fool. He is a perfectionist, as well as being a top performer in his field, so it is not easy to impress him. He referred me to Chris; and I will forever be in his debt for it!

From the very first phone call, Chris really was sympathetic to my situation and he promised me that he would make this difficult time as easy for me as he possibly could. I felt reassured, and so I looked forward to meeting Chris at the house.

He went through the house very thoroughly, missing nothing. He spoke of its strengths and answered any questions I had with genuine knowledge and kindness. We then drove around the neighbourhood looking at the other houses for sale in the area. Then we went to his office where we looked at each property in comparison with my parent’s house. Again, he talked me through each step, making sure that I was comfortable with what he was recommending and the price he suggested to list the house at. He made me feel confident in my decisions and that was worth gold, let me tell you! I never had the slightest worry that I might be getting rooked. There was not pressure tactics, no “fast talk” and all the other horrors you often hear of from other people who had suffered bad experiences.

How can I tell you who are reading this how happy and confident that left me? I was going to be alright, I knew everything that was going to happen in the sale process; fees, listing, agents involved, etc. I went from knowing nothing about real-estate to knowing enough that I slept worry free! (Oh, the house sold VERY quickly, by the way!)

If you are looking for the best in a real-estate agent and a real estate firm, look no further! You’ve got questions? Good! Ask them! He’s got the answers and is happy to share them with you. You know what you want? Tell him and he will do everything he can to accommodate your wants. At every step of the way, Chris was friendly, open and honest, and always put my comfort first. He made me a promise to make things as easy for me as possible and he kept it! He delivered all that and more. Now, ask yourself; how often do you hear of THAT nowadays!

I have no reservations at all in recommending Chris Payer and Family First Real Estate to you! I want you to have the same worry-free sale of your house that I did! Thanks again, Chris! You really did everything AND more than I could have hoped for in an agent and I am very grateful!

Larry Stewart

Chris was my real estate agent for the sale of my late father’s home and both him and Valérie helped my partner and I buy land for our future home.
Chris went above and beyond to help with the sale of the home. He even went to City Hall for me! I felt taken care of and was able to fully trust him and Valérie. They were available and always patient in answering any questions or concerns I had. It was clear that their priority was what was best for us and not the “quick and easy sale”. I would not even consider going to a different agent for the next home! I’m a forever client of the Payer Family!

Melanie Duquette

I have known Valerie Payer for over 15 years and when it came time to buy our new home we did not have to think twice who I would have be in charge of representing my interests. Valerie Payer from Family First Real Estate Group is very knowledgeable and work very hard for her clients interests. I found working with her a joy and felt like she was there to help us during every step of the processes. She emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel very secure during what is without a doubt a very involved process. Val is a true professional in every sense of the word, and puts her client’s interests first. She recommended a great Real Estate lawyers at the Riopelle Group to consult with. She also recommended and arranged a home inspection Ed Stroz at Stroz Inspections and Consulting who is a knowledgeable and extremely thorough home inspector.

I would be very happy to give Val and her team at Family First Real Estate Group my highest recommendation for anyone desiring to sell their property or buy one. Her in depth KNOW HOW and the numerous professional and personal contacts in the business, places her and her team in an enviable position from where she can take advantage of opportunities for her clients which other realtors can only dream about. This alone sets her apart from all her fellow realtors in this market.

Patrick Lamothe

I had Chris Payer as my realtor and from the beginning you could tell he was there to help me find something that would fit my budget, needs and tastes. In the beginning I was telling him my budget was 350k but with the knowledge he had of my finances and requirements he suggested I could go down to 300k and still get what I want even if it meant he would make less money on the deal. He brought me around to several houses just to get a better idea of my tastes, likes and dislikes and from there he worked diligently to find me something that met all my requirements. I ended up with an amazing deal on a new home that had everything I wanted and more. As a first time home buyer this was a great and very positive first experience in the real estate market all around. I have recommended him to coworkers and friends alike and will continue to do so!

Justin Leroux

We have worked with Valerie for the purchase of two separate homes so far. While still respecting our wishes, style and home preferences, Valerie provided honest feedback regarding the homes we were viewing, as if she were purchasing the home for herself and her family. For both transactions, she was hard at work to make sure that we were paying a fair price. For our first purchase, we were lucky to have her around, with the knowledge and experience that she brought to the table, we saved $20,000.00 from the asking price. To no surprise, the same result came of our second purchase, her knowledge in cost for repairs saved us $16,000.00 from the asking price. Without an agent like Valerie by our side, we would have not thought about all of the information and advice she gave us.

Carl and Melyssa Brunet

We felt comfortable with Chris the moment we met him. His presence of calmness and genuine interest and willingness to help us find a home for our family was evident from day one. He held true to his words and provided invaluable advice, which paved the way for a trustful relationship. We are forever grateful to have met Chris. Thank you, Chris.

Natalie, Pat, Mason and Ashton

J’ai acheté ma première maison avec Valérie et c’était une belle expérience. Nous avons rapidement trouvé une maison que j’aimais et ou j’ai habité pendant plusieurs années. Pour ma deuxième maison, nous voulions (mon conjoint et moi) acheter une maison à la campagne. Durant les nombreuses visites, Valérie était disponible, patiente et professionnelle. Elle nous emmenaient d’un bout à l’autre de la ville visiter des maisons. Lorsque nous avons enfin trouvé notre belle maison, Valérie a réussi à négocier un prix excellent ainsi que les conditions que nous voulions. Elle nous a aidé à trouver des inspecteurs pour le puits, l’eau, la maison etc. et nous gardais au courant de nouveaux développements. Nous sommes très contents d’avoir choisi Valérie.

Esther Mailhot and Marc Carrière

Deciding to sell your home is not always an easy decision! Then the questions start – when is the best time, how to go about it and who to trust with this important transaction. We were very fortunate to have someone refer us to Family First Real Estate Group, RE/MAX CORE. We worked with a highly qualified sales representative by the name of Chris Payer. Chris was very attentive to our requests, made it simple, ensured clear & ongoing communication, and provided sound advice. His professionalism and expertise were apparent from the beginning of the initial meeting.
Our house sold in less than 48 hours at a record price compared to other houses sold on our street in the last year. Needless to say we were very pleased!
If you are thinking of selling and want to deal with a respectful Real Estate Group – call Family First Real Estate and ask for Chris Payer – you will be guaranteed to work with a professional and knowledgeable sales representative.
You will not be disappointed!

Rachel and Don

My wife and I were looking to upgrade to a bigger home in light of our growing family. Chris worked with us on a very personal basis and ensured that our future home catered to our needs. He also sold our house in a very short time period with an over-asking price offer! Chris is very knowledgeable and was always available to answer our questions and arrange showings often times with very short notice. We simply could not have done this without him.

Tatyana and Phil Ethier

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