Learn How to Make Wise Decisions in Real Estate from an Industry Expert

Derek Mcritchie Ottawa Moose Jaw Real Estate

Moose Jaw real estate can be a great example of flexibility and solid application of good practices. It may not be the most hectic market out there, but there is a lot to learn from the level-headed approach local agents have to their trade. We spoke with Derek McRitchie, broker and owner of 4th generation family business Ottawa Real Estate Co. His brokerage has been serving Moose Jaw and its surroundings since 1910, and his insights have truly universal appeal.  Ottawa Real Estate Co also sells insurance and online vehicle registrations.

What do you love most about your job?

In our office we do many different things… however the real estate side of our business is fun because it gets you out of the office. You get to meet new people every day and see new houses, farms or commercial buildings all the time! So the people, and the chance to see all types of real estate – this is what I love most about my job.

What are the best places to retire in Moose Jaw?

The nice thing about Moose Jaw is it’s geographically pretty small and it’s easy to get from one side of town to the other. Typically, we see that clients who are retiring will move to condos like Lynbrook Condos if they want more space and double garages. Alternatively, they may move to apartments around Crescent Park, like Park Avenue and Athabasca Tower, because they are close to Downtown. These apartments also have elevators and heated parking!

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Ottawa Real Estate Co Ltd Holiday Hours

Ottawa Real Estate Co Ltd has always thrived to be customer oriented and being here for our customers! That is why over the Holidays we will be open our regular hours except for:

  • Saturday December 24th 9:00am – 1:00pm (Christmas Eve)
  • Monday December 26th Closed (Boxing Day)
  • Saturday January 31st 9:00am – 3:00pm (New Year’s Eve)
  • Monday January 2nd Closed

Keep in mind for all Real Estate matters our Realtors are always on call if you need to view a property, have real estate questions or wish to list your home! Please feel free to contact one of us below:

  • Amber Tangjerd 306-681-9424
  • Bill McLean 306-630-5409
  • Bub Hill 306-631-9966
  • Derek McRitchie 306-631-1161
  • Office 306-694-4747
  • Email

To check out MLS listings online over your Christmas break visit www.moosejawrealestate.net 

We wish you all the best over the Holidays! See you in 2017.


  • The home that came on the market was priced at a dollar amount that my granddaughter could afford. We became aware of the house the night before the offer had to be submitted. Derek took the time to let us examine the house and make an offer that ended up being successful.

    As a result, the next day we were told that our offer had been accepted. It is important to note that had Derek not acted so efficiently and quickly, the bid on the house would have gone to the next bidder and we would not have been successful.

    During the entire process, Derek protected our interests and assisted us in making arrangements with house inspectors, banking/mortgage arrangements, lawyer transfer of ownership requirements and the contacts with potential repair and maintenance needs from professional trades personnel.

    All in all, what seemed like a long process, went very smoothly and my granddaughter is now the proud owner of a home for her children.

    Thank you Derek, for making the path to home ownership successful.

    Kevin DeCorby Moose Jaw, SK
  • Derek McRitchie was very professional and very personable and made the experience of selling my pride joy a little easier.

    Gabrielle Belanger Moose Jaw, SK
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