Maggie Tomlinson has a simple goal: to give the very best service to all of her clients. She understands the capricious real estate market, and she provides the guidance and support needed for a positive outcome, for both buyers and sellers. As an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS), awarded through the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council, Maggie offers specialized training, a proven track record, and extensive experience that enable her clients to make a smart and economically sound real estate decision.
Buyers are provided with all the information and assistance they need to make the right choice for their new Muskoka home or cottage. Maggie listens to their needs and desires, keeps them informed when a good prospect enters the market, and helps them to find the ideal property. With strong community connections and know-how, she can advise buyers about local bylaws, potential zoning changes, land features and hazards, neighbourhood characteristics, and even the weather patterns that may impact road access in the winter.
Maggie researches her properties to identify potential problems, and she can provide lists of qualified professionals such as home inspectors, attorneys, and financiers. She advises her clients on effective negotiating strategies and budget-setting, factoring in the price of the home, current interest rates, the down payment and length of mortgage, financing sources, and details such as mortgage and title insurance and bridge loans.
Vacant lots demand another level of realty expertise. Maggie provides potential buyers with essential information about required permits and development fees, restrictions on additional structures, setback requirements and property lines, availability of utilities, access by road or water, and any other issues that may be a factor in making the right decision.
Sellers are assured of the best possible promotion in the contemporary realty marketplace. With innovative online and offline marketing programs, Maggie has the edge to get a property sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Creative virtual tours, personalized signage, and customized marketing plans highlight the property's assets in an appealing way. She will inspect the home or cottage carefully to identify any safety issues or other negative features, and recommend repairs or upgrades.
Maggie also offers expert tips on home and cottage staging. It may just involve basic clean-up of the gardens and exteriors, brightening the windows, touching up carpets and flooring, and adding decorative touches; or more substantial improvements may be advisable, such as updates to kitchen and bathroom fixtures and hardware, repainting and resurfacing, or adding new landscape features.
Maggie counsels her clients on the importance of good timing and wise planning; and her knowledge of the Muskoka area, with its seasonal and economic fluctuations, positions her well to give informed advice on the all-important challenge of setting the right price. While everyone wants to make the most profit possible on the sale of their property, listing with an inflated figure can backfire. If the house stays on the market too long, it becomes stale and potential buyers may suspect a problem. If an inexperienced buyer makes an offer that is above the market price, their mortgage appraiser may decline their financing, and the deal will collapse. An advance assessment and experienced advice from a seasoned realtor will establish the right price and expedite the sale.
A dedicated and enthusiastic professional, Maggie's trademark technique is to 'list local . . . and market global'. Her record speaks for itself: with a portfolio of successful realty transactions, she knows that setting the right price and reaching the largest audience is the key to satisfied customers.
Maggie's personable and professional manner transforms the daunting task of buying or selling a property into a pleasure. Muskoka is her home community, and she is always happy to provide information about any aspect of realty in the area, whether it is a home, cottage, or vacant lot. She warmly welcomes your inquiries.