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"I've always wanted to own a cottage, but thought I couldn't afford it"

Heather Scott

Specializing in Muskoka waterfront properties, Heather is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a proven negotiator...

Specializing in Muskoka waterfront properties, Heather is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a proven negotiator...

Aug 13 4 minutes read

Here's the situation

Trisha had always wanted to own a cottage, but held back because she didn't think she could afford it. She had been looking online for quite some time, and the cottages in her budget were worn down and certainly not what her family was looking for.

One day, her curiosity got the best of her and she decided to reach out to me, just to put her mind at ease. When I was able to show Trisha some cottages in her desired price range, her interest grew stronger and she was determined to get her husband on board.


"When I was entertaining the idea of buying a cottage of our own, I did most of the searching online myself. I was hesitant to involve a realtor because I was worried that the realtor would try and show me a cottage that was well outside my budget.

I knew Heather through a woman's fitness program, so I decided to give it a shot before giving up on the idea of owning my own cottage. We were so stressed about what we were going to get for our budget, but she helped ease that stress and showed we could actually get more than we expected for our budget. She gave us a sense of hope and never once pressured us into seeing a cottage that was out of our price range.

We felt completely taken care of with Heather. She wasn't just trying to sell you. She was genuine, honest, walked us through the process seamlessly and put us in contact with all the people we needed to make this dream a reality."


"We had put in an offer on a property and it was declined. Talk about discouraging.

We were convinced we had lost the property, but Heather coached us through the entire process and saw it as an opportunity to advise us on exactly what to do. And guess what? We got it.

She helped us with the inspection and connected us with someone who knew the territory and environment exceptionally well who helped us close.

We ended up landing the absolute perfect cottage for us. It not only fell within our budget, but was also near a town we wanted to be close to and located on a lake that was very special to my husband and I. She truly combined all of our wants and found exactly what we were looking for."

"She made my dreams come true. At the end of the day I've always wanted a cottage and she made it a reality."


"I have nothing but good things to say about the entire process. We were extremely apprehensive at the thought of involving a realtor, mainly because we though they'd pressure us into looking at properties that were out of our budget.  Never once did I feel pressured or that she was just trying to get my money.

She was thoughtful, considerate and really had our best interest in mind. She even came over the house with a bottle of wine and a candle. She's a genuinely nice person and I'm happy to call her a friend."


"Go for it - there's no one else in cottage country that would do a better job and give you honest and real advice to get you what you're looking for. You'd be crazy not to go with her."

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