About Patricia & Jim

Our Background

Patricia has sold and listed residential properties as a respected and dedicated member of the Ottawa Real Estate Board since 1989. She has had exceptional success in helping Canadians on overseas assignments purchase homes upon their return to Canada.  Prior to her Real Estate career, Patricia was an Elementary and Junior High School teacher.  She is a prolific reader, a gardener, a gourmet cook, a lover of golf, and loves travelling abroad.

Jim joined the Ottawa Real Estate Board in 2008 following 36 years as a Scientist and Research Manager with Agriculture Canada Research Branch.  He completed his undergraduate work in Agriculture at the University of Alberta, his Master’s  degree  at the University of Nebraska and his Ph.D.  at the University of Minnesota.  He also has extensive experience negotiating national and international research contracts and, being a Past President and Treasurer of a Kanata Home Owner's Association, he also has considerable experience managing shared properties as well as water, sewer and road services for  the association’s co-tenancy home owners.


  • Ottawa and surrounding area
  • Residential and condo sales
  • Relocation (Brookfield)
  • First time buyers
  • Senior buyers and sellers

Experience Counts

Moving from Alberta  more than 30+ years ago, has given us great insight into the familiar challenges associated with relocation such as choosing the right schools and neighborhoods that suit your particular life styles.

We are dedicated professionals of choice offering more than 35 years of experience, knowledge and competent service to assure you of the professionalism and integrity you deserve when working with us. As a husband and wife team of Real Estate Professionals, we work together on every file to serve our clients in the best possible way.  We will always be in touch with you in a timely manner so that you are continually informed about changing market conditions in your area of interest.


We are pleased to say that in all the years of working in the real estate and public service industries, one of the most exciting components of Real Estate to us is in meeting new people often from other cultures and helping them to find new roots in the province or country as their new home.

We are proud to say that a high percentage of our business comes from past clients - from people who choose our service time and again.  We don't measure our success by sales but by the relationships we develop along the way.


To us, every client is unique and that is exactly how we will treat you.  Our goal is to make certain that you have the individual attention necessary to make one of largest financial decision of your life.  From our first meeting to reviewing the most minute details of the offer, then solidifying and finalizing the paperwork, we will be with you every step of the way.  We will provide you with a list of recommended professionals for competent financial and legal counsel as well as professional qualified home inspectors.

We are proud to say that a high percentage of our business comes from past clients - from people who choose our services time and again.  We don’t measure our success by sales, but by the relationships we build along the way.

We also pride ourselves in the fact that we are ethical above all else when dealing with clients and those of other Realtors.  A good portion of our business is built on referrals and we treat everyone with integrity and honesty – Above ALL ELSE!!!

Patricia McKenzie and Jim McKenzie, Ph.D.

Real Estate Sales Representatives

Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty, Brokerage

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