Comments from Maxine's clients:
Buying a house in the town or city that you live in is stressful, buying a recreational property in an area where you don’t know the lay of the land is even more so.
We feel so lucky to have had Maxine guide us through the many twists and turns of recreational property searching and purchasing. From the moment we reached out to Maxine, we felt that the person we were talking to was knowledgeable, personable and a straight shooter who is clearly dedicated to her clients.
Based on what our needs were, she immediately gave us invaluable insight into what to look for and, what not to look for in cottage country. From the very beginning, she has been a patient recipient of an untold number of stupid city slicker questions like; What’s a Shoreline road allowance? or how do we get a variance on the set-back? Btw… what’s a set-back?
Once we found our place in Muskoka, she provided solid advice and guidance during the offer process and truly made the entire experience wonderful, like is should be. Through it all, and then some, we feel that Maxine has gone above and beyond what was required. She always provided very helpful insights into the process while helping us navigate the valleys and the peaks.
What we finally purchased was not at all what we initially went up north to see, but it’s absolutely what we were looking for and I know that we never would have found it without the amazing service and insight that Maxine provided us.
She quite literally made our dream come true.
Chris & John
Chub Lake, Muskoka
Thank you! Thank you! I cannot thank you enough for finding us a cottage to our liking, in our price-range, and in a location I did not previously consider as I thought it would be impossible with our budget. I initially contacted various agents (found on-line) in Halliburton, Parry Sound and Kwartha to help us find a place. In many instances, I would find a place and then contact the agent for a viewing. Most agents were helpful and knowledgable, but they were simple sending me listings and showing me places I requested to see. I was at the point of giving up - and then I sent you an email for one of your listings. That place did not work for us…but as you promised (and I doubted it), you found us our cottage a few weeks later. For anyone looking to buy a cottage, I unreservedely recommend Maxine…for these reasons:
In addition to sending me her listings, and visiting places I showed an interest in, Maxine went out looking for places for us; she would visit properties and send me photos along with pros and cons. Maxine responded promptly to questions and provided thorough and insightful answers. She found us a place listed by another agent and she was bang on. She also found us an inspector, a contractor and other services in a very short time frame. We have been in our cottage (Lake of Bays) for two months now and still can’t believe it’s real…thanks to Maxine Reid!
Pam & Jose
As soon as John and I met with Maxine, we were certain we had chosen the right person to help us sell our cottage. I had been on the property since 1949 with my parents, so naturally I had dreadful thoughts of selling it.
John and I had discussed what we wanted to do all last winter, and there is a time for everything and we felt this was the time to do this.
Maxine knew exactly what my thoughts were, and knew it was difficult for me, but the transaction went very smooth thanks to her, all was done in less than 5 weeks. Would we ask Maxine to sell for us again if we needed somone, a definite YES! , and not only did we sell the cottage, we made a wonderful friend as well.
The MacDonalds - Lake of Bays
Maxine Reid provided excellent service during the process of purchasing our cottage.
Her dedicated hard work and professionalism far exceeded my expectations. Maxine goes above and beyond and I would highly recommend her services to anyone purchasing real estate in the area.
When we decided to sell our treasured cottage this summer, we called you as a matter of course. You had sold us the cottage, and we had kept in touch over the 17 years of ownership.
Jokingly, we requested that you sell the property before the snow flies. And you did!
Thank you for being so thorough and so gracious throughout our business dealings.
We will refer you to anyone buying or selling real estate in Muskoka and Haliburton.
Evelyn Kaye & Ernest Ryles.
Working with Maxine was an absolute pleasure. My husband and I met Maxine in her Dorset office at the start of our cottage search, and from then on, we relied on her to coordinate weekend property visits as we live and work in the Toronto area. We quickly learned that Maxine was extremely knowledgeable of the Muskoka, Haliburton and other real estate markets, with countless local contacts that gave her a keen awareness of up-and-coming listings. Always greeting us with a warm smile, Maxine ensured she had multiple properties lined up, making the most of our days in cottage country. Fearlessly trekking back-roads and logging trails, Maxine helped us find the perfect cottage on the perfect lake. Maxine expertly guided us through the purchase process too, helping us negotiate a fair price for a cottage we’ll be sure to love for years to come.
Steve & Ryan