Joanne’s goal as your Realtor is to make the process of buying, selling, and ultimately owning a waterfront cottage or home in Muskoka, both enjoyable and rewarding for you. Here are just a few of the testimonials that she has received from her buyer and seller clients.

Hi Joanne
I want you to know that my parents and I are very happy with your service.  You conduct your business professionally, you kept us informed at all times, you responded quickly when any issues arose or action was required, and the property sold quickly.
Thanks so much!
I will definitely be passing your name along to anyone considering selling their Parry Sound area property.
I’m impressed, great job!
Mark K.

“My husband and I knew we wanted to retire on a Muskoka lake, but finding just the right spot, at the right price point might take a few years of looking.  Joanne patiently guided us through the process, adjusting along the way, as each viewing helped us tighten our own search image.  A resident of the area, she was especially good at pointing out the “watch outs” and considerations to bear in mind when selecting a year round lakeside residence.  When we did find “our place” on Lake of Bays, Joanne helped us navigate the closing process professionally and successfully.  We would highly recommend Joanne Hoskins’ realtor services”.
S. Villeneuve & S. Desjeans
Lake of Bays


Hi Joanne

Debbie and I would like to thank you for all your guidance, assistance and effort in getting our cottage ready for viewing, the internet marketing listings, viewings and additional trips you made to take well samples for testing.

We truly believe your knowledge of the Huntsville, Bracebridge Area cottage market was instrumental in helping us decide on which improvements to make and set the asking price where it would generate several viewings of people who were interested in purchasing. Keeping us informed of interest and viewings was most helpful and you kept us up to date on the activity and interest in the cottage.

Your honesty and professionalism assisted us in making a quick sale at a price that was quite acceptable to us.  We would not hesitate calling on you for future transactions or recommending others to call you for their selling or purchasing requirements.

Please do not hesitate to share this with or have potential clients contact us for additional comments on how you helped us sell our cottage.

Again Thanks

David and Debbie Edge

Bear Lake

“We were impressed with Joanne from the moment we met her. When it came time to sell our family cottage, Joanne met with us and put together an outstanding marketing plan that showcased all the features of our lakefront property on Bear Lake. Joanne was professional and enthusiastic. Joanne came prepared with accurate information about sales in our area and provided insight into what would help us market our cottage and was confident we would sell our property quickly and for a good return. Joanne was fantastic with ensuring interested buyers had quick access to the property in our absence and kept us apprised of feedback from the showings. When we received an offer soon after listing, Joanne went ‘above and beyond’ and took care of details like water testing we could not do because of distance.

Thank You Joanne Hoskins!
Paul and Kathy Edge
Bear Lake



“You could not ask for a better real estate agent than Joanne Hoskins for cottage country properties. Joanne worked hard for my husband and I over the few years that we were looking for the right place to call our own. We felt so lucky to have her as our agent because she has a wealth of information, not just about real estate, but about cottage country, cottage properties and the myriad issues attached to owning real estate in the country. If that wasn’t enough, we found her to be caring, honest and careful, always watching out for our best interests.

We ended up with a beautiful cottage and a smooth transaction. We highly recommend her services.”

Barbara and Eric 

Loon Lake

“Joanne Hoskins is a serious, steady, efficient and competent real estate agent, who did a great job for us in selling our Cottage on Muldrew Lake. She is a very informed agent with a good grasp on the region that she is working in. We were most impressed with her plan of how to advertise and market the cottage making use of the internet. Joanne developed an excellent brochure of the cottage inside and out, displayed beautifully in colour. I was very pleased with her professional approach. You will not find a better agent in our opinion.

Thanks Joanne.”

Richard Bethune, MD, CCFP

Muldrew Lake

Dear Joanne,

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts in finding us the perfect weekend getaway. You have a wonderful sense of humour, you maintained a professional demeanor and yet made us feel comfortable and at ease. The knowledge you demonstrated regarding the mechanical workings of the various and varied styles of cottages we viewed was impressive.

Your frank and honest approach was invaluable during the months we worked with you to find a place that met our needs. You never placed any pressure on us to buy anything. Instead, your upbeat and positive attitude supported us during the trials and tribulations associated with searching for the perfect place!

Joanne, we would certainly recommend your services to friends and family. In fact, we have done so! Your knowledge of the area, your flexibility around scheduling viewings to suit our limited availability and your patience all contributed to a successful experience.

Once again, we extend our thanks and appreciation for all you’ve done.”

Randy & Tina

Muskoka River

Our home search was different than many others, not only were we looking for a new home, but also a new life.

We had lived in Hamilton our whole lives, and decided we wanted to make a change and move to Muskoka…. so we sold our home in Hamilton and started our search. Along the way, we met many real estate agents as for about 2-3 months we decided to look for a home on our own. We met Joanne and knew even after all the other agents we met, that if we were going to choose an agent, it would be her. Joanne had a very easy going approach, and was not pushy with us, and we could tell she was an expert in her field and new Muskoka very well.

Our home search, like many others was full of ups and downs, and at times we felt a little defeated, but Joanne pushed on and kept our search going, she has a great sense of humour, and could handle me constantly emailing her with 10,000 questions.

The home we purchased with Joanne is a beautiful home on a small lake, and has made our new life here complete…. it was a pleasure working with Joanne and she gave us her 100% attention, we would recommend her to all of our friends and family.

Joanne, thanks so much for helping us start our new Muskoka life, we will never look back.

Chantelle & Chris

Black Lake