Spring Cottage Life Show

Well, it is that time of year again, we are getting ready to go into the Spring market and what better way to get your properties promoted than at the Spring Cottage Life Show 2018. Thousands of people will be there and we can talk individually with people looking for cottages in our specific area. Want to get in on the action, shoot me a text, email or call for your free opinion of value. I will walk you through the entire listing process, what you can expect, how I will market your property and what our brokerage brings to the table to stand out from the competition.

I have over 100 years of experience in waterfront properties at my fingertips and I have grown up and played in this beautiful big backyard of a township. I know the lakes, I know the people and I love this area, who better to market your property than someone who knows it and is passionate about selling it! Building Achievable Luxury Lifestyleit’sts, not just a motto it is a way of life.

We have offices located in Apsley, Lakefield, Norwood, and Peterborough. Come check us out!

You can follow me on social media @ListMoore on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @ListMooreSellMoore. Your property can be marketed on several social media platforms, the cottage life magazine as well as the Cottag Life Show 2018. Dont wait, lets get started on the next chapter of your life.

IS Spring around the corner??

Looking at the picture to my left right which was taken just a few weeks ago it is hard to believe we are in January still. We have had some serious spring-like weather the last few days. Going from -47 with the wind chill to plus 9 and dropping back down again. I am sure I am not the only one with sore joints! Currently, we are sitting a bit above freezing which is absolutely blowing my mind and we had a good blast of freezing rain last night and this morning. I am sure the snowmobilers are not happy with this thaw we have had and I don’t blame them! Not sure my horses are either, the barnyard is a bit of an ice rink.

Anyways, this weather has made me think about spring and a few others I am happy to say. Several walks ins this week to the office looking for cottages or homes in the area and with the limited selection of inventory, a few of them are still looking. Which has made me think of the spring market? The 2018 Spring Life Cottage Show is coming up in the next few months, so if you are looking at selling your home or cottage give me a call, maybe we can take advantage of the seller’s market that is upon us. Don’t hesitate, you can ask for a free opinion of value of your property with no obligation to list, but will give you a better idea of the market and you may just be pleasantly surprised. If your not thinking of selling, but you are thinking of buying, make sure to mark on your calendars March 22-25th in Toronto. It is a great spot to see what is out there in cottage country and you can visit our booth! 🙂
Ball Real Estate will be there and ready to answer any of your questions.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

Inventory, inventory, inventory…..

What a season, phew! So many buyers so little on the market for sale. If you are looking at getting in on the fall market while you have a chance give me a call. I would be happy to give you a free opinion of value on your home or cottage. Everyone wants the unicorn listing… you know the one that has prime 3 bed/2 bath water-front, level lot, 4 seasons, drilled well, septic, year round access on a good sized lake that is move in ready and little to no renovations… oh and private?? Well, there are some of those out there for sure, but you may have to expand your horizons and your budget. You may have to re-visit your list again, start ticking of the really important features and go from there, really get down to the nitty gritty.  Maybe some renovation’s are alright? Maybe you could have a slope or steps to the water? Maybe even 1 bath?.

Food for thought 😉

Big Or Small Everyone Loves Ball

Received this adorable photo from a client, and wanted to put a saying with it or something. Anway I put it out on social meda to see who could come up with the best slogan for this picture and please to announce the winner was Kelli Lackey with “Big or Small Everyone Loves Ball” and I thought, thats it!

What a great picture to share, wonderful clients and they have since moved on to new things. Happy to be part of their transition and to make it possible. #KamaniskegLake #ListMoore #BallRealEstate #CottageTime #WaterFront #HappyLittle #BigOrSmallEveryoneLovesBall


Grand Opening of Ball Real Estate in Apsley

 Well its happening, the Grand Opening of our Apsley office! May 20th from 10am – 3pm you can come out and enjoy some refreshments, a coupon for a free hot dog and drink at the local Lions Club BBQ and you can purchase some raffle tickets for some amazing prizes that have been donated by local businesses.

This is such big news in a little town like Apsley. A new real estate office bringing some fresh new ideas is just the thing we need. List your cottage or home locally, keep up with the big city marketing, drive, knowledge, and experience but with the small hometown feel.

I started with Ball Real Estate just about 2 months ago, and I can tell you that I am so excited for the changes this brokerage brings. I have an amazing work support team with over 100 years of experience in the real estate market at my finger tips. There are some amazing things to learn and even the younger generation brings a unique up to date marketing edge so everyone is learning something new.

We have some great local realtors born and raised who know the area, the lakes and all the ins and outs that the Apsley market brings that are specific to this area. Really looking forward to meeting some new faces, seeing some familiar ones and really getting this new office started out with a great celebration! Mark it on your calendar, make sure you stop in and see what is new!

Ball Real Estate Inc Brokerage , 126 Burleigh Street, Apsley Ontario K0L 1A0

#ListMoore #SellMoore #BallRealEstateIncBrokerage #Apsley #NorthKawartha #Bancroft #Lakefield #Peterborough #Norwood #StoneyLake #ChandosLake #JacksLake #LiveHere #WaterfrontCottages

5 Tips For Keeping A Cool Head In A Hot Market

As a realtor, I have learned that like in most professions there is the good, bad and ugly. I have also learned that there are many resources for my sellers as well as my buyers. I have added a link at the bottom of this post for you to click on and go to the RECO web site which has some great information that may help in your process. I know it has certainly helped in my profession.

You will find the following on this link *5 tips for keeping a cool head in a hot market (which you will find very useful given the recent market change). Also you will find *Multiple Offer Situation, How high should we bid??

Give it a look, you may learn something new.

Till next time

Mary-Lyn Moore

 

Buying Your First Home Together

Welcome March 2017

Welcome to cottage country! What a beautiful area to hang out with family and friends just north of Peterborough in the beautiful Kawartha’s. Let’s find you the real estate you are looking for and need or want. Are you looking for a waterfront home or cottage in the Kawartha’s? What is it that you are looking for, is it the 4 season cottage, 3 season cottage, maybe your next home or retreat? Is it luxury listings you are interested in or maybe a cabin off grid? Whatever it is you are looking for, let a professional in that specific area help you out. Lets me honest, you need to be from the area to really know the area and all it has to offer.

Let a realtor that has grown up in the area help you find or sell your next investment property. Know where the best restaurants, golf courses, hiking trails, camping areas and so much more are at around Stoney Lake, Lakefield, Peterborough, Apsley, Paudash, Bancroft, Youngs Point, Burleigh Falls, Buckhorn, Woodview, Big Cedar, Haultain, Buckhorn Lake, Coe Hill, and so many more. Welcome to the land of lakes as we call it…. let the adventure begin!! Let me help you 🙂

2017 Cottage Show coming soon!!

Well it is that time of year again where we are looking for inventory to take to the Spring Life Cottage Show in Toronto. I went to this show last year and meant some very serious buyers for our area. Also the show is a great place to take the whole family with all the different vendors, food, swag, shopping who knows what unique item you may find to bring home. Last year when I went there was a company that was selling BBQ’s and man did I ever get an eye opener regarding outdoor cooking experiences. I mean there were LED lights everywhere and why not?? What a whole new cooking experience for summer. They had several outdoor activity options for the outdoor enthusiast and even things for your pet, great place to check out!

This is such a great opportunity to market your property to people looking in our specific area to re-locate or finally get on the water. Several buyers are looking for fixer uppers, move in ready or vacant land to build their own dream get away. Either way the spring cottage life show is the place to get your property noticed. If you are interested in getting your property on the market for the spring rush, please don’t hesitate to call me and I would be more then happy to do a free opinion of value.

 

 

Happy New Year 2017

 A New Year with new beginnings is facing all of us right now, and the question that keeps popping up all over is “What is your New Years Resolution”? Well, I must admit I am drawing a bit of a blank with that question this year. I know we all try to eat better, work out more, spend time with loved ones and I think in generally try to be a better human being, but what is the one thing that I could do different this year?

I owned what was once a very successful business and not only because of where the business went in terms of income or branding but I loved the relationships that I developed because of that business with my customers. I have some customers that are more like family and have been a huge support in my career as a realtor. So I think if I had to pick something that I want to make more of an effort this year than any other year I would pick……… nothing…. YUP at this moment I just want to do this, real estate. Helping you to the best of my abilities and if that is better this year than other years that is wonderful. Being the very best version of you while you do something you love and are able to help others get to a place in their lives that makes them happy is extremely rewarding and I just want to do that better.

Happy New Years Everyone, Wishing you all Health, Happiness and Success in 2017

Winter Wonderland in Cottage Country North Kawartha

What a lot of snow we have had this last week! It feels like all we do is shovel, plow, rinse and repeat. The other day I was able to capture this photo and before I took the picture I remember thinking “Wow” what a Wonderland we live in around here. This beautiful side road near Jack’s Lake had fresh snow on it and it just made for a perfect picture. What a beautiful drive around the lake that morning.

Living in cottage country makes people think of summer weather, out swimming and boating and fishing, too many times we forget about the beautiful winter months that you can spend at your cottage. Going out for a beautiful walk in the woods with your snowshoes, ice fishing or snowmobiling and than cozying up to the woodstove with a coffee and baileys or a hot chocolate while you warm up. We truly live in one of the most beautiful areas of Ontario and just because the snow flies it doesn’t mean there is an end to the fun that can be had around here. What a beautiful winter escape in lovely North Kawartha Ontario. Minutes to the quaint village of Apsley where you can do most of your shopping or take a drive to the bit bigger village of Lakefield Ontario, where there are coffee shops, beautiful and unique stores to find that perfect gift for someone special, or just take in the sites. The Kawartha’s are one of a kind 🙂

Enjoy the Kawarthas and all it has to offer from the  Nordic Ski Club, Sir Sam’s Ski Hill near Haliburton, winter camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park or a day on the trails snowmobiling.

 

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