About Ian Ponting

My Client-First Philosophy

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as a Orleans real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.

My wife and I are residents of Orleans Ontario, a suburb on the eastern fringes of the City of Ottawa Canada. 
I have been a real estate agent for over 25 years. 
Present Position 
Sales Representative with broad residential and some commercial experience. Mission to provide professional expertise to buyers and sellers with the sale and purchase of their most expensive and important asset. No sales gimmicks just professional service.        

Specialties 
Negotiation, relocation, sale and purchase of all forms of residential housing, market evaluations, marketing, staging. 
Business Experience: 
Royal LePage Performance Realty 
December 1991 – Present(25 years) 
  
Canadian Marconi Canada 
Material Manager  1986 – 1991(5 years) 
Great Canadian company headquarters in Montreal with a plant in Ottawa. During a labour strike someone in Montreal decided to move temporarily the stockroom to Kanata in order to permit production and delivery during the strike action. Huge  job but was successful. The cost must have been enormous. Peace broke out and this venerable Canadian company disappeared becoming CMC Electronics a subsidiary of Esterline. 
  
Bank of Canada 
Materials Manager 1983 – 1986(3 years) 
Manged stock room and material management dept. Opened the Walkley Road supply and backup computer center. Shelving supplier shipped lower specification product than we ordered causing a collapse and destruction of office furniture. None of historical furniture was destroyed. The supplier assumed full responsibility and made restitution as well as replacing and strengthening the cantilever shelves. Never came close to the gold reserves. 
  
Correctional Service of Canada 
Procurement Officer 1983 – 1984(1 year) 
Worked for Correctional Service of Canada. Very interesting job. Was a procurement Officer. Visited supply centers in various prisons in Canada. Involved with equipping new prisons. 
  
Warners 
Inventory Director 1981 – 1983(2 years) 
Tasked with maintaining inventory levels of raw and finished goods to support sales. Based in Ottawa's plant on Coventry Road. 
  
Nortel 
Analyst 1976 – 1978(2 years) 
Was Northern Telecom at the time I worked there. Employed at the Relay and Electronics Plant in Lachine. 
  
Nabisco 
Inventory Manager 1974 – 1976(2 years) 
Formerly Standard Brands Canada Ltd.. F. Ross Johnson was President at that time; remembered for his attempt to buy out the company immortalized in the Book and movie Barbarians at the Gate. 
  
Royal Trust 
Programmer Analyst 1973 – 1974(1 year) 
Programmer Analyst Used COBOL, last project was valuation day computations. 
  
Johnson and Johnson 
Programmer Analyst 1969 – 1973(4 years) 
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Started as a Production Planner after graduating from Sir George Williams University 
  

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Orleans areas, please contact me.