We understand that there is no greater frustration for buyers than to waste their time and money travelling to view inappropriate and/or over-priced cottage listings. Or even worse, to overpay for an inappropriate or over-priced cottage. To this end we use our in-house waterfront valuation model to help our buyer clients find their ideal waterfront property in the most time-efficient manner possible without over-paying.
When you work with us, the initial phase of our engagement involves our obtaining a thorough understanding of your wish list in terms of key attributes you are looking for in a waterfront cottage. Once we know your criteria, price range and geographical preferences, we will look for existing and new listings that meet your criteria and pass them onto you for your review, along with the valuation provided by our model. We run new listings through our valuation model on a same-day basis, so you will be advised quickly of relevant listings that are attractively priced, as these properties tend to sell quickly.
Of course there is no substitute for a site visit to properties that pass the initial screening process, and our buyer agents will accompany you on showings to thoroughly assess the pros and cons of the cottage. Our buyer agents live year-round in cottage country and have extensive knowledge of the Kawarthas, Haliburton, and Muskoka regions. When you are ready to make a purchase, they will provide you with insightful and data-driven advice on an appropriate offer price, and conditions and other clauses to include in the offer to protect you. Once your offer is accepted, they help guide you through any issues that arise before you take possession of your new cottage.
Now, let’s get started! Simply complete the Buyer Inquiry template below and one of our agents will be in touch.
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We have developed a sophisticated waterfront valuation model that is applicable to waterfront cottage properties across the Kawarthas, Haliburton and Muskoka. We use the model to value new and existing listings on a daily basis. We pass these valuations on to our buyer clients to help them assess the appropriateness of waterfront listings that meet their search criteria, and highlight listings that are attractively priced. We also use the model to help inform appropriate listing prices for our seller clients.
The key elements of our waterfront valuation model are summarized below:
In our view this multiple regression approach is superior to the typical approach of finding three or four comparable sales and making arbitrary adjustments to estimate the value of a subject property. In contrast, our multiple regression approach uses over 1,100 sales to mathematically determine the value the market places on key attributes of a cottage property. It also mathematically calculates appropriate time value adjustments when using sales that have occurred in the past to estimate current values.