KAWARTHA, HALIBURTON AND MUSKOKA COTTAGES FOR SALE AND REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

For Buyers       For Sellers

FEATURED LISTINGS

If you are planning to buy a waterfront property in the Kawarthas, Haliburton or Muskoka you have come to the right place!


We are an independent boutique brokerage specializing in waterfront properties across cottage country and differentiate ourselves from other brokerages along three key services as described below.

We have a firm belief in the power of data and employ our robust and accurate in-house valuation model to evaluate almost all new and existing waterfront listings across cottage country. This model helps save you time and money by allowing us to quickly identify new and existing waterfront listings that match your search criteria and alerting you of those that are reasonably priced.

We can then meet with you to visit properties that pass this screening process and discuss in detail the pros and cons of the property, the lake and the broader area. If you decide to submit an offer, we provide sound and data-supported advice on an offer price, as well as guidance on appropriate conditions and other protections to include in an offer.

One element of our comprehensive data analysis process that we are happy to share is our price trends chart which tracks the average Sale Price-to-MPAC Assessed Value ratio of the most recent 30 waterfront cottage sales across cottage country. We update this chart daily so visit this page at any time to obtain a current snapshot of current price trends.

We look forward to working with you!
David Donais
Broker of Record and Owner

NOT LIKE OTHER BROKERAGES

Explore our unique services below

SOUND ANALYTICS

There is great uncertainty over the future direction of waterfront prices following the exceptionally volatile 2022 market. It has therefore never been more important to underpin offer or list price decisions with objective and relevant analytics. In my previous career as a risk management executive at a major Canadian financial institution I was hard-wired to never provide an opinion that was not grounded in data, and I have kept that same mindset at our brokerage. I relentlessly (and joyously!) collect, analyze and extract relevant nuggets of information from sales data and, leavened with wisdom arising from our dominant market share, present this information to clients so that they can make informed offer or list price decisions.

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PERSONALIZED SERVICE

As we are a boutique-style brokerage you can expect premium service. We will never be pushy or subject you to a hard sell. When you call our brokerage I answer the phone. When you email us we respond promptly. You will always have only one point of contact throughout the buying or listing process. When we represent you in your purchase the relationship does not end on closing day – we can recommend tradespeople and provide advice on other issues. When you list with us we keep you updated on market activity until your property is sold. We own and operate our premium photography equipment and take great care in showcasing your property. We provide timely and credible responses to questions from buyers and their agents.

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WATERFRONT KNOWLEDGE

For cottage buyers there is nothing more important than having an agent who has expertise in waterfront properties. There is a minefield of risks to navigate including weeds, volatile water levels, septic systems, zoning bylaws and road access, that can severely compromise your investment. Our buyer agents have extensive knowledge of these issues, which are common across the Kawarthas, Haliburton and Muskoka, and can provide appropriate guidance. Have a look at the overviews I have provided for many of the lakes in our core region – you’ll be amazed at the variety! You can also review my annual updates of market value statistics and commentary for these lakes – up-to-the minute data is available upon request.

LAKE OVERVIEWS

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“Kim is the best realtor we’ve ever worked with. Not because she’s responsive, knowledgable and service-oriented, which she is. But what really sets Kim apart is she genuinely cares about finding the right cottage that’s perfectly suited to the right buyer and will use her considerable passion, skills and contacts to ensure that happens. Kim was always available when we had a question or if a challenge came up at any point in the searching and purchasing process and was always happy to work through a solution. If you’re a first-time cottage buyer, or even a returning buyer looking for a realtor that truly cares, Kim’s your agent!”


Mike and Leah ~ Wiley Lake - Minden Hills

As a real estate sales representative myself, the highest compliment is when you engage with another professional in the same field. Like other professions, real estate agents specialize in particular areas and property types. Kim was the right choice to help facilitate the sale of our cottage property in the Kawarthas. She was always responsive, helpful and most importantly, knowledgeable of all of the intricacies that come with cottage and rural properties. We would highly recommend her services.


Ameera and Ethan ~ Bolsover

“Kim, is fantastic!  Not only did she help us find our beautiful short-term rental property (on the water), she spent many long hours researching the options using her expertise and vast local knowledge to help us find our forever home in the Kawartha Lakes.  Kim doesn’t do just what it takes, she goes over and above.  A trusted partner, and new friend, helping us find exactly what we dreamed of.  Thanks so much!”


Chris & Michelle ~ Fenelon Falls