Looking for property in any area can be a difficult and stressful task without the right REALTOR®. In the Almaguin Highlands this poses unique challenges and picking the best agent to represent you in purchasing or selling a property here, is even more important. Take the village of Burk’s Falls for example, there are 5 municipalities within a radius of 15 km and all of them with different by-laws and regulations regarding land use, distance allowed to waterways etc. Without an agent from this area who readily knows these details, the perfect property for you may become your worst nightmare. Nothing is more frustrating than putting in an offer on a property you feel is right for you only to find out the by-laws of that municipality will not allow the use you had intended. Building size, digging ponds even installing culverts must have permits. Many municipalities do not allow trailers to be left on the property unless they are in use so you may have to transport it every week end!
First and foremost: USE A LOCAL REALTOR®
1) Pick a local agent that has worked throughout all of the Almaguin Highlands, is current and informed on the different municipal by-laws and has the knowledge of who to ask to get answers quickly for your questions on use of the property.
2) Ask questions of a few area agents so you may determine whether this is the full time occupation for them, what community involvement they have and their knowledge of services that may be of interest to you.
3) Chose an agent that you are comfortable with and relate easily to. Make sure they have the skill for social media to promote or find the property you are interested in quickly without looking at many unsuitable properties.
Hopefully these suggestions have been helpful. I look forward to anyone asking me questions about the area I trade in Real Estate. Visit my website and perhaps I have something listed that may be just right for you http://www.louisamoffit.com/real-estate.php After all I am your Go To Person for the Almaguin Highlands!