Here are a few simple points to help you when selling or purchasing a cottage

Tips for Buyers

  • Know your price range.
  • Know your purchasing power.
  • When you find the cottage that you love, don't hesitate in our one-of-a-kind Muskoka cottage market. It can take years to find.
  • Shoreline, Shoreline, Shorline… that's what you are buying.
  • Walk the property before you inspect the cottage - look for property lines.
  • Ask for the seller's disclosure, when you find "the one".
  • Cottage inspections are advisable.
  • Be patient, it is harder to find a cottage than a home.
  • Be prepared to drive up ASAP to see a property that your broker believes is for you.

Tips for Sellers

  • Keep cottage boathouse, and shoreline clean and neat.
  • Dress your cottage as if it's going to be a black-tie event; not a hockey game.
  • Easy access - permit even last minute showings.
  • Don't rent out cottage while it is "for sale".
  • Advise your broker when you are out of town; leave phone number and email where you can be reached.
  • Have clearly staked property lines.
  • Be forthcoming. Disclose rights of way, encumbrances, and all facts about the cottage and property.
  • Prepare chattel list for broker.
  • List MLS for best exposure.
  • Be absent from showings.

Questions about buying or selling?
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