#1 at Johnston & Daniel Muskoka 2020 - 2023

Johnston & Daniel Chairman’s Award Winners 2020-2023

Gairdner Award Winners for Outstanding Sales Achievement 2018-2023

We constantly research the market and Muskoka luxury real estate values so your property is priced effectively from day one.  If you're looking at Muskoka real estate and have questions, please give us a call at  (705) 765-1555. We'd be happy to share our knowledge about buying and selling cottages in Muskoka and the surrounding areas.  We believe buying or selling a cottage is first and foremost about people. Our goal is to bring our clients' satisfaction and success using the latest technology, marketing tools and research.  To us, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client fall in love with their new cottage.

Gord Waites

Gord Waites Muskoka Real Estate

Before becoming involved in Muskoka real estate, Gord was a senior executive at several companies in Toronto including Internet startup Netcom Canada, Bell New Ventures, and AT&T.  

While working in Toronto and Windsor, Gord obtained his private pilot's license so he could commute back and forth to Muskoka in his Cessna amphibious aircraft.  Gord's aviation training includes night rating, float rating, and IFR (instrument flight rating). Gord recently received his Transport Canada Drone Pilot Certificate. Gord brings the attention to detail that he learned in aviation to real estate.

Muskoka Real Estate Expertise

Gord is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate.

In 1988 Gord built his first cottage on Lake Manitouwabing, near Parry Sound. In 1999 he purchased a cottage on spectacular Kennedy Point on Lake Muskoka and developed the property with extensive landscaping and the construction of a boathouse.  Through his experience in multiple Muskoka building projects, Gord personally understands the perspective of his clients who are either buying Muskoka real estate, selling their cottage or building a new cottage in Muskoka.  Gord and his family, including some beloved German Shorthaired Pointers, have been fortunate to live on and experience first hand the beauty of Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Muskoka.

Gord holds memberships at both Oviinbyrd Golf Club and Port Carling Golf & Country Club.

Tracy Tennant

Tracy Tennant Muskoka Real Estate

Tracy was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She earned her undergraduate and master's degree at the University of Toronto's downtown campus.

Before entering real estate, Tracy worked in marketing, sales force automation, and project management in the telecommunications sector in downtown Toronto.

Tracy believes in an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, including actively listening to her clients and understanding their perspectives, needs, and interests. As a long time cottager in Muskoka on the Big Three Lakes, she has extensive local knowledge and has experience in multiple building projects. Her marketing skills and background of knowledge are all applied to providing the finest service available to her clients.

Tracy can make your transition when selling a cottage seamless from start to finish by providing access to contractors, interior design professionals, landscapers, movers, and storage facilities. 

Tracy is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees.

Tracy is a member of Oviinbyrd Golf Club.

Julie Schnurr

“Julie Schnurr

Julie is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees.

With over 15 years' of experience selling both residential and cottage properties, Julie's passion for Muskoka keeps growing.

Julie lives the Muskoka dream that many people wish for! Over 30 years ago, Julie and her husband Ed and their four sons moved to Muskoka. After years of renting cottages across the Muskoka and Parry Sound/Georgian Bay areas with their growing family, they were fortunate to be able to make the move for her husband’s new job.

Julie understands first-hand both the stresses and thrills of finding that special new home or vacation property.

In the summer of 2014, when her boys were grown and had finished their post-secondary education, Julie and Ed bought their dream cottage on an island on Georgian Bay. Years later, they have turned that dream into their own little piece of paradise where their family gathers for precious quality time together every spring, summer, and fall.

Julie's mission is to show her clients that the Muskoka lifestyle is attainable and that she can turn their dreams into reality.   According to Julie, "it’s that pinch-me moment when clients find the special place they never thought they’d find; when they realize their dreams are actually within reach."

Krista Hilton

Krista Hilton Muskoka Real Estate

Krista is a consummate professional with 20 + years of sales experience in the luxury travel industry. Her sales and marketing background at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Toronto, Deloitte, and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts provide the perfect foundation for her Real Estate career. 

Krista understands the key to working successfully with her clients is to communicate often, listen to their needs and wants, and to work as a team with them to find the perfect cottage in Muskoka.

Krista has extensive local knowledge of Muskoka, strong negotiating skills, and is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and attention.

Krista, her husband, and three children have been cottaging in Muskoka for 17 years and own a cottage on Muldrew Lake. During the summer, Krista's daughter owns and operates a pop-up store at the SWS Marina on Lake Rosseau.

Krista is excited to share her knowledge and experience with her clients. 

Krista is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees.

Scarlett Hilton

Scarlett Hilton Muskoka Real Estate

Scarlett is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees. 

Before joining our team, Scarlett owned and operated a successful business, the Dollhouse in Minett, where she developed a strong customer base and valuable client connections. At her retail operation, she utilized her financial skills and learned the importance of customer service and effective communication to provide her clients with exceptional service.

Scarlett studied business at the University of Western Ontario and is completing her Bachelor of Commerce with a Real Estate Management Major at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Scarlett has a strong connection with Muskoka, spending summers at her family cottage on Muldrew Lake. She feels fortunate to work in real estate and enjoy cottage life in the most beautiful part of Ontario, Muskoka.

Scarlett understands the key to working successfully with her clients is to listen carefully, respond to all communications, and to work with them as a team to find the right cottage in Muskoka.


Our customers are discerning individuals who expect nothing but the best.

We specialize in premium real estate service and luxury properties in Muskoka.

We offer a refreshing difference in our marketing approach. 

--- Multi-year recipients of Johnston & Daniel’s prestigious awards for outstanding sales achievement ---

Testimonials

We decided to buy a cottage in Huntsville to get away from the city from time to time. Julie was so patient and helpful every step of the way. And fun to work with! She quickly made appointments for us to see properties and kept on top of every detail like a true professional. After looking at several properties in and around Huntsville, we found our perfect cottage in Port Sydney. We loved the house and location so much that we moved up here last year! We were so impressed with Julie’s knowledge of the area and the way she looked after us that we recommended her to some friends who also bought a cottage in Muskoka. You know when you meet and work with Julie that she is passionate about real estate and finding people their perfect cottage or home. She has the kind of dedication needed to really give people what they are looking for, and she works tirelessly until it happens. I would recommend Julie Schnurr to look after all of your real estate needs. She's a pleasure to work with and she gets the job done!

— Sheldon and Kelly

We have recently purchased our diamond in the ruff retirement home on the lovely Muskoka River. Gord was wonderful to work with! We received ongoing support throughout our search (which took over 1 year, with lots of questions). He was patient and warm to deal with. What took the experience over the top was the follow up on our purchase, ensuring we settled in and if there was anything further he can assist with. We can't speak highly enough of Gord to our friends and family.

— Lucy & Carlos O.

Thanks for all your help - the sale, the purchase, the storage, and the great advice and guidance. Gord managed the sale of our beloved lakeside cottage with care, maximizing the appeal and outcome to our advantage. At the same time we were selling, Gord and Tracy also helped us find our dream cottage on Lake Muskoka, taking time to understand our needs and then finding the right fit for the next chapter for our family. The complexities around both transactions were handled with expertise, honesty, and unflappable calm. Gord and Tracy are an outstanding team, and we would recommend them without reservation for anyone looking to sell or purchase in cottage country.

— George & Elizabeth H.

I was fortunate to have met Gord Waites when I was starting a search for a waterfront home. Gord and his partner Tracy Tennant were incredibly helpful in myriad ways that I hadn't anticipated. When I found the perfect home, they helped me get my condo ready to sell, and spent a great deal of unexpected time and energy staging it and helping me plan my move. The condo sale went well and Gord was there through all of it giving me encouragement and advice. I felt incredibly lucky to have met Gord and Tracy. I will definitely call them again if I am buying or selling real estate, and I have no difficulty recommending them to anyone. Gord is a fantastic professional as is Tracy and I think they provide exceptional service, for which I'm grateful!

— Leslie F.

Gord and Tracy were truly the best to work with on such an important purchase for our family. They were both so insightful, honest, transparent, educational, and patient throughout our entire journey to find the right property for us. For almost a year, there were numerous listings to review and visit but Gord and Tracy always went through all the pros & cons for each property and telling us when properties just didn't make sense for us based on our criteria - and which ones warranted a closer look. They were holding our hands throughout the entire process and even since we've bought the cottage, they have connected us with so many contacts to help make our move-in more seamless. We would recommend them highly and they made all the difference for us - and got us off to a fantastic start in our next chapter of cottage ownership!

— Jen & Frank M.

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Giving Back

Camp Ooch

The power of Camp

Campfire Circle formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium is often referred to as the social cure for cancer. It’s a place where kids play, grow and enjoy new experiences in a safe, welcoming environment. Their programs celebrate kids for who they are – not what they have.

The joy and confidence gained from camp is a crucial aspect of Campers’ health and well-being. Campfire Circle gives Campers the chance to meet other kids, families or Counsellors who’ve faced the same illnesses, and had the same surgeries. Camp restores a sense of normalcy, newfound strength and hope.

Helping Women and Children Escape Violence and Rebuild their Lives

Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company with its own charitable foundation.  The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs.

Every dollar raised goes directly to helping the more than 30,000 women and children who are served each year by the shelters and support programs we fund. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised more than $20 million and currently supports 200 local women’s shelters and national partners. 

Amici Camp 2020 Canoe Heads Sponsorship

Amici Camping Charity Mission

To foster personal growth and life-long skills in children with financial needs through multi-year access to the unique environment of camp. Since 1966 Amici Camping Charity has been committed to sending children from low-income families to 44 OCA-accredited summer camps across Ontario where they experience amazing adventures in the great Canadian outdoors. Amici’s 2020 Canoe Heads!

https://www.facebook.com/Smilezonefoundation/

The Idea behind the Smilezone Foundation

Transform spaces in healthcare settings to improve the lives of children facing illness, disabilities, and physical and emotional obstacles—ultimately putting a smile on their faces!

A Smilezone (or “Zone”) provides a warm, safe and accessible space for children receiving treatment in healthcare settings, as well as the siblings and family members supporting their loved ones throughout their journey.

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