What’s it like being a Realtor in Muskoka?
Blog by Susan Brown | May 24th, 2017
I have been a full-time realtor in Huntsville and the Lake of Bays area since 1990, and let me tell you; it truly has been an enjoyable experience for me, and I look forward to more years of doing the same. Muskoka is a truly wonderful place, with picturesque surroundings, plenty of enjoyable festivals and events, world-class attractions, and friendly, welcoming communities. There’s been a soaring demand for Muskoka homes in recent years that those in the real estate business have started referring to Orillia as “south Muskoka.” As a realtor, it gives me joy every time I successfully help people find the perfect home in Muskoka, as I know exactly what they’re in for.
Whenever clients ask me about the area, the first thing that always comes to mind is the gorgeous natural landscape. Muskoka is indeed a one-of-a-kind natural treasure filled with crystal clear lakes, pristine forests, granite outcrops, and beautiful sandy beaches. During my involvement with the Huntsville Photographic Club, one thing that always fascinated me during photo trips was how difficult it was searching for the perfect spot to photograph – there’s 360 degrees of absolutely stunning scenery! I always tell clients that the number one thing about living in this area is the fact that they get to marvel at its beauty each day. Whether you’re going to work, dropping your kids off at camp or heading out to get groceries, there’s something about experiencing the unique beauty of the Muskoka landscape each day that soothes the senses, and gives you renewed energy. Clients who have just settled in and were used to living in more urban settings know exactly what I’m talking about.
During initial meetings, as soon as I find out a client is a big outdoor recreation enthusiast, I pretty much know it’s in the bag. Muskoka is a paradise for outdoor recreation! In the summer, plenty of hikers enjoy treks on a network of over 4,000 sq. km. of hiking trails and paths. Camping is a treat as well, as the numerous campgrounds are great locations to stargaze, gather around a bonfire, and enjoy spending time outdoors. Those looking for water adventures will find plenty to do, as the lakes, rivers, and beaches provide many opportunities for swimming, waterskiing, kayaking, fishing, and more.
The fun doesn’t stop during the winter as Muskoka transforms into a snowy haven where residents and visitors enjoy a diverse array of winter activities like snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, dog sledding, or ice skating.
More often than not, I don’t even have to talk about the numerous places to go and the different outdoor activities just waiting for them outside their door. Many of my buyer clients are frequent visitors who’ve already fallen in love with the region.
As a Realtor who has experienced and enjoyed plenty of what Muskoka has to offer, it helps when clients sense your genuine love for the place. When you’re working with a truly beautiful place such as this, you really don’t need to do a lot of selling – in truth, Muskoka sells itself!