We have never owned a cottage and didn’t know or understand all of the nuances associated with cottage-land properties, buildings, communities, and general cottage-life. Greg was extremely patient with us – taking time to explain and detail all of the important (and not so important) aspects about cottages that pertain to value, risk, and enjoyment. He was extremely accommodating in helping us search for the right place for us, and thankfully, we found a cottage for our family to enjoy for many years to come. We enthusiastically and unreservedly recommend Greg to any new cottage buyers.
Daniel Sta Mina
Sandi and I enjoyed working with Greg very much in the search for our new home. As mortgage professionals, we appreciated his level of customer service, knowledge of the areas we we’re looking in and patience in showing us numerous properties over the year we searched. We appreciated the efforts and professionalism, he put forward in negotiating the purchase price and closing date with the sellers and their agent. I have the benefit of working with a number of realtors and both Sandi and I found him to be one of the best we have ever worked with. We both would recommend him to anyone searching for their paradise in cottage country. I am always happy to pass on his contact information to my clients and friends.
Rod and Sandi Dobson
It is my pleasure to recommend Greg for all your real estate needs. Greg helped us purchase our new lakefront cottage and I can’t say enough good things about him. He is knowledgeable, proactive, trustworthy, always reachable and incredibly good what he does. If your looking for an agent, to either buy or sell, give Greg a call!!
My family has had the great pleasure of working with Greg McInnis of Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited twice over the last while using his services on both the purchase and sale of cottage properties in Haliburton County. With each interaction, Greg was very responsive and professional. He really knows the industry, the market, and his clients well. As a listing agent, your property will be showcased accurately and marketed professionally which will bring you the most qualified prospects. As a buying agent, your best interests will be represented through honesty, approachability, and negotiation.
The value Greg brings is one of true partnership where the stress and time it takes to complete a transaction is minimized through his hard work, efficiency, expertise, and support. You are in good hands with Greg – he makes real estate exciting and worry-free at the same time!
Susan Good, Dave Mann, Lauren Wale and Chris Wale
It was a pleasure to work with Greg to find our current property in the Haliburton area. There are often many listings on MLS, but the good ones are hard to find and not always obvious. Greg knew what we were looking for, always provided good advice, and was certainly patient! Quality properties trade much faster now, and its not easy to jump in the car for a day trip on short notice to view something. Greg knew when it was worth it to come up and made our trips efficient and productive. When it came time to move forward with an offer, he was able to guide us expertly throughout the process. Highly recommended.
Paul and Angela Simcox
I am honoured to share a 100% endorsement of Greg McInnis as the ultimate real estate professional. I am well-positioned to provide this, I have dealt with innumerable real estate agents through my life. Greg stands out beyond, beyond! He truly creates a relationship and a trusted partnership between the client and himself. He is knowledgeable, honest, and has the utmost integrity. He is in it for the long term with his clients, including me. He hung in with me for four years while I was trying to decide whether and when to sell, and then guided me to the most appropriate time to list and listing price. He impressed me with his lengthy list of potential buyers that he has nurtured for many years. This man has a customer service soul. He cares about his clients; he remembers them, and he brings them to the party. I can’t say enough about him as a professional, I can say he’s a delight to work with and I will forever treasure the creative drone videos and pictures that enable me to remember the amazing 51 years we had at our cottage.
Retired Dean, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award – Women’s Executive Network
We had the absolute pleasure of working with Greg on selling vacant land in the Kawarthas. From first contact, Greg was extraordinarily professional, knowledgeable and we knew he was going to go above and beyond for us. From the initial research to the marketing, Greg put together an excellent strategy and executed it with perfection, with results that exceeded our expectations.
We were extremely happy with Greg representing us as sellers and highly recommend him.
Owner, Unique Fine Fabrics
We very much enjoyed working with Greg in both the sale of our cottage of 20+ years and buying our dream property. Greg worked with us to pull everything together and gave us great guidance and genuinely cared about making sure we did the right thing on both transactions. His friendly demeanor and sense of humour were welcomed along the way. We would highly recommend Greg to be your agent if you are looking to buy, sell or both!
Rob Holl & Christine Tutssel
Working with Greg McInnis has been an absolute pleasure. He has been our realtor twice. Greg is extremely personable, knowledgeable and responsive from the first phone call, through the appraisal, photos, and drone video, to the paperwork, offer and sale. We especially appreciated the timely feedback on potential buyers. Having worked with several particularly good realtors over the years, we have to say that Greg is the best and we would definitely use him again.
Peter and Patricia
We used Greg in the sale of our waterfront home and the subsequent purchase of a new home nearby. We did not want the property on MLS and a lot of unqualified buyers taken through our home, so Greg brought by his most qualified buyers and was quickly able to find us a buyer without ever putting it on MLS. Not only did Greg get us a good price, but a price that still to this day exceeds the highest ever recorded sale on the lake. He was then able to find us another property and ensure that the closings coincided to make sure the move was seamless which was important as we had a trip planned in between the sale of the property and closing which we could not change. He was always professional to deal with, easy to get along with, whenever we had any questions, he always responded with an answer quickly, and always had our best interests in mind. I would recommend Greg to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent to assist them in selling or purchasing a property.
Michael and Vera Wahlroth
Greg McInnis was my real estate agent when I sold my cottage. He was so professional! Greg helped me list the house at the appropriate price and helped me through multiple offers and over asking bids! Greg was always available to chat with either by phone, text or email and took the time to answer my questions. I really appreciated Greg’s kindness and professionalism. He is truly a wonderful agent and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a cottage!
My family worked with Greg in Spring 2019 to sell our cottage in Haliburton. We were very pleased about how everything worked out. It was great to know that Greg was situated so close to our cottage as well, meaning he would be able to take care of any surprises. He was able to prepare the listing very quickly for market, which was key, because we ended up getting multiple offers and selling it within a few days of listing it. Whenever we had a question (i.e. legal nature, financial) Greg got back to us quickly, and with good information. I would easily recommend him to anyone looking for a cottage or selling one!
Mike and Alice Nisky
Greg has been a pleasure to work with and we would recommend him (and have recommended him) in a heartbeat. He helped us find exactly what we were looking for – a beautiful, private, waterfront cottage in the Halliburton area with a good amount of land. He was knowledgeable, hardworking, patient and always available to answer any questions. We completed this purchase in the summer of 2020 and Greg was extremely conscious of our COVID concerns and he always made us feel safe and comfortable throughout the process. He has also continued to help us by providing contacts for maintenance/construction trades in the area after closing. Without hesitation – we continue to recommend Greg to our friends and family.
Friends referred us to Chestnut Park and Greg McInnis and he did not disappoint. We interviewed a number of agents and Greg’s presentation was the most professional. He had a plan to sell our home/cottage and followed through with excellent advice and sold for well over asking within days. When we purchased our cottage on Haliburton Lake a few months later Greg was again our agent and again negotiated a wonderful deal. We have recommended him many times since.
Dave and Vickie Tranter
The man is tenacious.
Greg’s outstanding results are not by chance or by opportunity. Razor focus and a well-executed market strategy generates superior outcomes for buyers and sellers.
He sold my property at 79.5% above asking as direct result of hard work and smarts. The buyer is thrilled. I’m impressed.
Don’t settle for a good realtor, choose Greg for exceptional representation.
Patricia Cousins, CEO
Social Enterprise for Canada
Greg has been such an efficient realtor and such a pleasure to work with. He was always available immediately with any questions or concerns that we had and answered us quickly ‘ He is also a delightful person ready with a sincere smile perfect for introducing clients that could be your buyer. I would and have recommended him without hesitation.
Just the best!!!
We worked with Greg this past summer of 2020, to find our perfect cottage. We were looking for a property that may eventually be our permanent residence. It was a crazy year with the covid-19 pandemic. With all the travel restrictions everyone and their dog wanted to purchase a cottage. Greg always went above and beyond to show us cottages we were interested in and had great knowledge of the area and the lakes. He didn’t hesitate to inform us of potential issues with the properties or areas. He even referred us to a great mortgage broker Rod Dobson that helped us secure our funding. Greg responded to all our emails and questions quickly. It was always a pleasure seeing Greg. We trusted his judgement implicitly. We would highly recommend him for your next sale or purchase. – Thank you Greg
Greg is personable, knowledgeable, organized, available, helpful & very patient. We are very thankful for Greg’s many attributes in helping us find what we were looking for. It was a pleasure to meet him, we consider him a friend! Would recommend him whole heartedly!
Doug and Susan Linton
Greg was referred to us by friends and we were impressed from the start. He is an energetic and personable man who is very knowledgeable about the real estate market. Skilled and creative in using expert marketing techniques to promote his listings to the broader market, he serves his sellers/buyers in a professional and sensitive manner. Greg is an excellent communicator. Throughout the entire process he was always responsive and provided excellent advice and guidance.
With a strong sense of negotiation, he managed our sales to successful conclusions. Our real estate experience of the sale of 2 cottages was a great success, thanks to Greg.
S & G. Mackay
I found Greg’s knowledge and vigorous marketing skills instrumental in bringing the sale of our cottage to fruition. I would gladly recommend Greg to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Haliburton area
Executive Vice President & National Lead, Tenant Representation, JLL Canada
I’ve lived and purchased properties all across Canada. In 2017 when we decided to look for a cottage property, I was impressed at how quickly Greg adapted to our tastes, preferences, experience level and our personal circumstances. Greg found and we bought, exactly what we had envisioned. What’s even more is that while most buyers/sellers would define their purchase as a transaction and assume the buying experience or relationship with your realtor as a certain length of time, with Greg it’s been an ongoing relationship that’s been rich with contacts, local knowledge and guidance. I would not hesitate to use Greg again or to recommend him to friends and colleagues.
Head, Canadian Business Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal
We had contacted Greg 3+ years ago to get his input on best renovations to tackle first. We casually kept in touch afterwards on the status of the market.
When the time came to make a decision to sell, Greg made the process look very smooth. We did our part, he did his and we were able to select from a number of offers in a matter of weeks. We are very satisfied with the experience.
JJ and Irene Blais
We got to know Greg while visiting homes and immediately appreciated his deep knowledge of the area, the market, home construction, property values, and possibilities. He is an incredibly good guy; an absolute pleasure to be with and truly no pressure. I made an offer on an awesome cottage, and my initial offer was not accepted. If not for Greg’s patience and wise guidance, I would have let it go, for not much money in retrospect. I am forever grateful to him as the cottage has been a sanctuary for my family. It turns out a neighbour of mine in the city sold her cottage with Greg as well and was raving about him and how easy he made the entire process. Moreover, I actually have a keen dislike and distrust for real estate agents because I was badly cheated by one in 2012, in Toronto. That would never happen with Greg. He is a true professional and I do not hesitate to recommend him to my best friends. Greg is terrific on every level. FIVE STARS!!!
“I worked with Greg in both the purchase and sale of real estate. Whether he was representing me in the sale of my property, or the purchase of another one, he was always great to work with. He was very knowledgeable about the market and always took the time to answer my questions and guide me along the way without being pushy and was always available to support me, with both my schedule and my emails and texts, which were extensive. . Honesty and integrity are very important to me and Greg was always honest and operated with a very high level of integrity. He was able to sell my property quickly at a price I was very happy with. Whereas the property had previously been on the market for two years. Greg was also able to help me find my dream property and close it (with multiple offers) which I am in now and love. He even was able to recommend me to a great agent in another area he does not service who helped me sell another property I owned there. We sold and closed It quickly, getting 94 % of asking price at the start and during the “shutdowns” of the pandemic. I would highly recommend Greg to anyone who needs a real estate agent and would not hesitate to use him again.”
President of Flint Packaging
A long time and trusted friend of our family referred me to Greg. My association with Greg, began with confidence and only got stronger as he worked to sell my large lakeside home. Greg is professional, knowledgeable, and immediately put me at ease. I only sold a small home before. He guided me through the detailed real estate process and patiently answered my questions. I knew the home would sell. Greg advertised the property in numerous places starting with the late March Cottage Life Show in Toronto. Well selected potential buyers toured the home, some with additional showings. When the offer arrived, Greg advised me well. I would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell a lakefront property.
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