Our Muskoka Real Estate Team
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.
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.
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. Gord's focus was Customer Service, IT and Operations. 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 airplane. Gord's aviation training includes night rating, float rating and IFR (instrument flight rating). Gord brings the attention to detail that he learned in aviation to real estate.
Muskoka real estate Expertise
In 1988 Gord built his first cottage on Lake Manitouwabing. 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. Since then 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 is an active golf member at Oviinbyrd Golf Club and dining member at Port Carling Golf & Country Club.
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 was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Her father served in the Royal Navy during the second world war and helped her realize how fortunate she is every day to call Canada home. Tracy attended the University of Toronto downtown campus and earned her undergraduate and master's degree.
Before entering real estate, Tracy worked in communications, marketing, project management and regulatory roles in the telecommunications sector in downtown Toronto. Tracy loves the sheer diversity of Toronto's food scene and takes every opportunity she has to explore new restaurants and visit favourites including Tutti Matti, Edulis, Piano Piano and Le Select Bistro. She also takes time to visit Toronto furniture, tile and design showrooms to stay on top of current trends.
Tracy believes in an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and personalized service. Her experience in staging cottages, marketing, and interior design 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 an active golf member at Oviinbyrd Golf Club and dining member at the beautiful Port Carling Golf & Country Club.
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.
Your service was amazing from beginning to end. I was shocked at how easy you made it for us. You were 100% there for us from the cleaning up, prepping, storing items, showing, and even taking the items away from the storage unit for us that we weren't keeping. It was more than we expected! The sale went quickly and smoothly, and you were very easy and thoughtful to deal with. I would highly recommend you and Tracy without hesitation.
Suzanne & Michael M.
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 it. 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.
Gord and Tracy were fantastic throughout the whole process. They were able to identify the demands within our area and suggest a suitable date to list. Because they have lived and worked in the Muskoka area for years they really understand the market and timing. They thoroughly inspected our home to point out all of the upgrades and important features in order to accurately provide a listing price. They were extremely helpful in the setup/staging suggestions for our property in order to attract the maximum number of potential buyers. The pictures for the listing were done by a professional photographer and the glossy brochure they provided for prospective purchasers helped to showcase the features of the cottage. They held an agent open house before the property went on MLS to help drive interest. We had several showings on the first two days of the listing and received a full price offer on the second day. Gord and Tracy provided us with support through the entire transaction to ensure the sale closed on time and hassle-free. They were even able to find us our next property to purchase. Highly recommended!!Brian & Karen W.
We finally found our forever home in Beautiful Muskoka. Thank you Gord and Tracy for all your professional help and your over and above generosity with the whole process.Mark & Louise P.
To say that Gord & Tracy go the extra mile would be a vast understatement. They are friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and always made themselves available to answer questions and view listings. Their knowledge of the cottage market in general, and Muskoka real estate in particular was a valuable resource. We truly believe that they were not just interested in making "a sale", but were genuinely interested in finding the right fit for our family. We could not give them a higher recommendation.Geoff & Jill M.
We are so fortunate to have had Tracy & Gord as agents to sell our Muskoka island property. Their modern, hi-tech approach was instrumental in getting the right market exposure that led to a very quick sell above our asking price. Tracy & Gord are truly professionals, so easy to work with and very down to earth. Most notably, their efforts far surpassed both our expectations and their responsibilities. Evident passion for what they do, complemented by their skills with hi-tech and talents in negotiations, make Tracy & Gord an ideal team to work with whether buying or selling a property. You simply won’t find better realtors anywhere!Eric & Lyne P.
Gord and Tracy helped us to sell an old family cottage in 2018, and then to buy a new cottage before the year was out. I was impressed by the work Gord and Tracy did to stage our cottage for sale. They identified numerous ways to improve the overall appearance, including minor repairs and storage of clutter at their own expense. The price established for the listing generated a lot of interest and some competing offers. I think the marketing was bang on. We will seek Gord and Tracy’s assistance for any future real estate needs in the Muskoka and adjoining areas.Al & Patty B.
Congratulations on your award, in our opinion, it is a truly well deserved honour for you and people like ourselves to be associated with you. Thank you for your assistance and support during and following our purchase. Your knowledge and contacts in the service industry have been really beneficial to us all. Thank you again and we will certainly give your name to family, friends and anyone we meet who are looking to be represented by Real Estate Agents who are true professionals!!Norm & Debbie Y.
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.