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.
We met Joanne when we were first looking for a cottage in Muskoka.
She was very quick at understanding our needs and finding us our dream cottage. Her knowledge of the Muskoka Lakes Real Estate Market was beyond reproach. She helped us navigate through all the requirements for the purchase making the process easy.
After moving out of province, it was time to let go of our cottage and we contacted Joanne again. She visited the cottage and made a list of things that could be done to increase the value of the cottage. We trusted her, made the changes and the cottage sold in a week, above asking.
If we are ever back in the market for a cottage in the region, Joanne will be the first person we call.
Gilles & Lionel
When I was originally looking for a property in Muskoka, I stumbled across Joanne Hoskins’ awesome website. That’s actually what drew me in to working with her. I thought – if someone put this much work into building a search engine for Muskoka properties, they must be really good at finding perfect cottages.
I called Joanne up and asked to work with her. She immediately took down my criteria and her website automatically sent me relevant listings whenever they came up.
Meanwhile, I would scour the net for other listings and ask for her opinion. I’d send Joanne listings for beautiful cottages and she always came back with useful information – that something was on a murky lake, or that it was near loud train tracks, facing away from the sun, etc.
When I finally found the property I wanted, she made herself available to go for showings ASAP. She gave me comparables when I went to put in an offer, and introduced me to a very astute home inspector. Joanne guided me through the transaction as if I were family.
She quickly answered all my questions. And, for a first-time homebuyer, during a 90-day closing, there were many of those. When she couldn’t get answers, she went so far as to visit places in town to get answers for me first-hand: such as the post-office and the neighbour’s house. She helped me figure out which service providers I needed, and gave me lots of advice on what to do and where to shop in Muskoka.
As the deal progressed, she went to visit the property on my behalf and discovered that all the appliances were missing. She made contact with the seller’s agent and ensured that all appliances were brought back before move-in day. There were hiccups, but she helped me with everything. I was in good hands.
And at the end of it all, she delivered a stunning and very essential gift after I moved in to my new place.
Overall, a wonderful experience with Joanne, and I would not have made it through this transaction without the dedication and expertise of Joanne Hoskins.
– Jessica Rosen
Joanne was fantastic and helped us find our dream cottage. She was a wealth of knowledge on cottage pros and cons, and we always felt that she respected our opinions of the various properties we viewed – she never tried to pressure us into buying something we weren’t sure of. This is our first cottage and we love it.
Claire & Bruce H.
Jessica & Chris G.
Joanne Hoskins is a diligent, friendly, courteous, hard working real estate agent who never gives up and produces great results for her clients. She always follows through, communicates regularly and goes the extra nine yards.
JOANNE LISTED OUR PROPERTY ON LAKE MUSKOKA IN 2018 AND DESPITE THE MANY SETBACKS DUE TO WEATHER, PERMITS, LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS, CHANGING FINANCIAL MARKETS AND DELAYS, WE WERE ABLE TO CLOSE ON January 8th and the buyer is now enjoying his new purchase.
WHEN YOU WANT YOUR PROPERTY “SOLD”, CONTACT JOANNE HOSKINS.
Ann and Jim Machan
“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
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.
David and Debbie Edge
“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.
“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
“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.
Richard Bethune, MD, CCFP
“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
“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