Quinte, On. real estate agent: My First Waterfront of the Year

My First Waterfront of the Year

One of the best things about being a real estate agent in the Quinte area is getting to drive around the area showing properties. We have some really nice areas and some really nice properties that are a bargain compared to other areas of the province.

I have developed a soft spot for waterfront cottages and recreational properties. There's nothing better than showing these places to people from the bigger cities like Ottawa or Toronto. Many of them have already looked for similar properties in the Muskokas, and are very pleased when they find that their dollar can stretch a whole lot further in Prince Edward County or along the Trent river and it's many lakes and tributaries.

My first waterfront deal of the year firmed up last week, and it was a beauty. This 2 bedroom cottage was listed for $185,000, and my buyer managed to get it for a little bit under list price. It has everything that a cottage owner would want, it's not a rickety old shack, it's a fully upgraded year round cottage, just 5 minutes away from the quiet village of Glen Ross.

The Quinte area and Prince Edward County have a lot of lakes, streams and rivers, and I spend a lot of my time showing them off to people who are interested in buying a place that their family can enjoy for years to come. It's a lot of fun finding these people the right place at the right price. It's actually a lot more fun when we have looked at a few places and have calculated that they can purchase a lot more cottage than they originally thought they could afford.

Fishermen, especially, love the Trent river. It has some of the best fresh water fishing in all of Canada. There's lots of swimming and boating also, but it's usually the fishing folk who have that gleam in their eye when they are staring at the water.

If you are looking for cottages in Southern Ontario this summer, why not consider the Quinte or Prince Edward County areas, we have a whack of waterfront listings, a lot of them are still under the $200,000 mark.

Just pick up the phone, give me a call and I will be very happy to show you around. I bet you won't be able to leave without buying something.


Comment balloon 13 commentsMalcolm Johnston • April 21 2012 01:19PM


Congrats on the sale, Malcom! It looks like a charming property and wonderful setting. And what a bargain!!

Posted by Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how! (Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.) about 8 years ago

Malcolm - Congrats, and I hope you sell many more this year.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 8 years ago

Way to go Malcolm, way to go (clap clap)!  Looks like a nice place to relax....keep up the great work!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTORĀ®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 8 years ago

Congratulations Malcolm on the waterfront and I wish you all the best for a quick sell.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) about 8 years ago

Congrats on such a nice listing Malcolm!  May the real estate force be with you for the perfect home buyer find this great water front cottage quickly!

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) about 8 years ago

Hi Malcolm, congratulations on that.  I'm sure someone soon will come along to purchase it!

Posted by Cheryl Thomson REALTOR Army Ret, Associate Broker in Northern Virginia ( United Real Estate (703.216.5635) cheryltee47@gmail.com) about 8 years ago

Congratulations, Malcolm - I'm sure that lovely waterfront cottage will only be the first in a long line of cottage properties you are involved in helping your clients buy or sell. The Quinte area has so much to offer - I'm sure your buyers are thrilled! 

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) about 8 years ago

Congratulations on the sale Malcolm.  Sounds like you know where some great properties are at an affordable price point!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Congratulations on the sale of the waterfront property, Malcolm. Waterfront always has it's own appeal.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 8 years ago

Woo hoo! Congrats on the waterfront sale. It's my favorite kind!


Posted by Greg Gorman, Naples Florida Real Estate (John R Wood Properties) about 8 years ago

Congratulations Malcolm, your first waterfront property of 2012, but not your last.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Beautiful views of the water Malcolm! Is it SOLD yet!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Congratulations on another successful transaction and best wishes to the lucky home buyers.

A dream location for an avid fisherman.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 8 years ago