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Who We Are 2018-03-15T18:21:22+00:00

ROSSKOKA TEAM BACKGROUND

Rosskoka Team is based on values of strong client focus, collegiality, trust, mutual support and, sharing fact-based opinion. For decades, Peter and Ross worked in professional services and experienced the importance of teaming in meeting and exceeding client requirements. Together they recognize the value of having client focus, understanding client need, providing fact-based opinion and analytical insight. Over the years their business has grown through referral and recommendation of satisfied clients to the point where they sold more Muskoka waterfront properties last year than anyone. Ross, Lucy and Laura love what they do. Who wouldn’t? They live and work in Muskoka!

The Rosskoka Team specializes in Muskoka Waterfront Properties. Our team members have strong ties to what was once only “cottage life” and is now more and more a “life choice” of living and working in Muskoka.

ROSS MCLEAN

BROKER

One of Ross’ earliest memories is arriving in Port Carling by steamer at the age of 3. He knew then, that Muskoka was a special place. As a youth, when working at summer camp, he thumbed his way to Muskoka for days off even though his family was cottaging elsewhere.  [SEE MORE]

LUCY MCLEAN

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Lucy McLean has cottaged in Muskoka since the late 70s and is now thrilled to call it home. Following a successful and rewarding career in education, she has worked in real estate for several years. Lucy is excited to assist clients learn about the principles of value and the enjoyment of owning a cottage in this special place.  [SEE MORE]

LAURA STEVENS

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

After a successful and satisfying career selling medical equipment to hospitals across Canada and Ontario a lifestyle change was in order. Through her late 20s and 30s Laura worked for corporate giants like GE, Baxter and Philips selling equipment you would commonly use during a hospital visit. You would be hard pressed to find a hospital in Ontario that hasn’t been a client of hers.  [SEE MORE]

Our Customers Speak:

“Thank-you for helping us find our ideal Muskoka property on Lake Rosseau. You made us very comfortable from our first meeting right through the final completion of the purchase. Your outstanding knowledge of the area is a definite asset, and your honest and straight forward approach to comparing our options helped guide us through the decision process. We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for Muskoka property.”

Paul Galloway and Lynne Schryer – Comfortable Clients

“Nadine and I wanted to write a short note to thank you for all your help in securing our Muskoka cottage for us. We are delighted with the result.

In particular, we wanted to thank you for passing along your in-depth knowledge of the area. As a full time resident, and someone whose family has been on Lake Joseph since 1925, you have a vast breath of knowledge and local connections that were invaluable to us. Whenever we raised an issue, you doggedly researched it for us and provided a complete and timely response. You were constantly available to us and worked harder for us than any other realtor we have dealt with in the past.

In finding our property, you stayed focused on our particular requirements and showed us the kind of properties that fit those requirements as closely as possible.

During the negotiations, you promoted our position on the issues very well. Furthermore, you did so with a view to having us succeed in the negotiations without compromising our position on the key issues. In short, you helped us get the deal we wanted without being “pushy”!

Please feel free to share our letter with any prospective clients. Furthermore, we would be happy to discuss our particular experience with
them directly, should you so wish.

We look forward to seeing you up north this summer, and wish you the best of luck!”

Nadine & Chris Harwood – Delighted Clients

“This letter is to thank you for your outstanding effort in the execution of our real estate acquisition on Lake Muskoka.

From the time you were initially in contact with my sister in law to the final execution of the purchase agreement your conduct and professionalism was remarkable. There are many outstanding real estate agents; however, there are few that would attend to the details as you did in this purchase. in addition, you managed the conflicting interests of 2 owners with tact and diplomacy.

Aside from the excellent real estate advice and attention to details during the purchase negotiation process you were proactive and anticipated the unique needs of our situation well in advance so we could take the appropriate action.

Your support of our purchase has continued past the closing date as you have acted on our behalf in the selection and management of local contractors to complete renovations of the property.

At all times you were calm and collective. You have been strong in your convictions and always represented a valid point of view during the decision making process.

We do not hesitate in making this strong endorsement of your capabilities and would be pleased to serve as a professional reference in the future.”

Patricia Boyle – Appreciative Client

“Thank you for helping us find an outstanding cottage. We are looking for forward to many memorable summers in Muskoka with our family. Finding a cottage is a difficult task given the limited number of cottages on the market, and having young children makes it tougher to make frequent trips to see listings. We appreciated your willingness to preview cottages to determine if they would meet our needs. That saved us making frequent day trips to see cottages that were not suitable.

After a few months of searching we began to think it was going to be tough to find good value in the Muskoka cottage market. You stayed on top of new listings through the summer and forwarded them to us immediately. Your persistence paid off. When our cottage was listed you contacted us before the first showing date and were able to negotiate with the seller before a significant number of showings occurred. I believe if we had hesitated, our family would be spending another summer in the city. Thanks again for your help and insight.”

Jeffrey and Leigh Gavarkovs – Thankful Clients

“After launching a relationship from Peter Steele’s website, Peter helped us in our search for a waterfront cottage in Muskoka.

Our afternoon ventures visiting lakefront properties were made pleasurable and constructive thanks to Peter’s courteous and knowledgeable company. When it came time to become serious about a property, Peter’s calm, informative and thorough approach was much appreciated.

It was truly a pleasure working with Peter and we have no doubt that he will continue to be successful in helping other families find their dream properties as we did.

Thanks again to Peter.”

Erik and Mina Searle – Confident Clients

“Cathy & I thank you for the outstanding performance and professionalism you have exhibited up to and including the closing of our property on Lake Joseph in August, 2006. Your experience in the area was invaluable. Your openness to our views and suggestions were appreciated. The overall result for our specific needs was excellent.

In the event you wish to use our names as a reference, please feel free to have any of your clients call us directly at (403) 827-4541. We would be happy to discuss our experience with anyone who wishes to call.”

Jim Peplinski & Cathy Peplinski – Very Satisfied Clients

ROSSKOKA:  LATEST PUBLICATIONS.

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 16 May 2018

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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March 30th, 2018|0 Comments

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