Our cottage find, view and purchase all happened inside of a week. The entire process could not have been easier. Jay and the team were an absolute pleasure to deal with at every stage of the experience.
Not only were they quick to respond with answers to our questions, but were also incredibly helpful when contacts were needed and local errands had to be run.
We wanted to purchase a cottage on Lake of Bays and our neighbours in North Toronto suggested we give Jay Richardson a call. We had a cottage many years before on Lake Muskoka, but felt as if we were almost new cottagers because although we loved the ruggedness and beauty of Lake of Bays we did not know anything about the lake or the cottage values.
I am so pleased we were able to work with Jay. She was professional, polished and she knew exactly how to uncover what we really wanted in a waterfront property. She went over and above in answering all our extensive questions in a timely manner. She worked with us over five months and showed us many cottages. She found our dream cottage and called me to say “I have it!” Sure enough when we arrived the following morning to see the cottage it was true – it was absolutely perfect. The transaction was seamless. I highly recommend Jay Richardson. She is a credit to her profession – I would never think of suggesting anyone else to deal with when buying or selling a cottage!! Thank you Jay!
I have had the pleasure of working with Jay and her team again. Jay sold me my beloved cottage on Lake of Bays and now 8 years later has helped me pass my families’ great summer joys to another.
I had a previous experience in my effort to sell. However, Jay met with me personally, reviewed the attributes of my cottage, made very valid suggestions that a new buyer would appreciate, even hired the experts to ensure the small details were perfect. No detail was too small- in short time my cottage had beautiful flowers outside, gorgeous yellow Muskoka chairs on the dock and a great video and brochure!! I sold in 2 weeks, slightly below listing!! That is a great Realtor®!! I would recommend the Richardson Team for buying or selling- they are the best!!!
We sincerely thank you for your help. You are the best!!!
Konrad & Edith
Our family recently purchased a cottage on Lake of Bays. We had a very positive experience with Jay Richardson and would highly recommend her as an agent.
We spent over a year searching for the “perfect cottage” on Lake of Bays. Her patience and easy going disposition is well matched with her knowledge of the lakes. After a few conversations and cottage viewings, Jay quickly assessed our needs and helped us further define our criteria. This was particularly helpful as she saved us a number of trips up from the city for properties that looked good on MLS but would not have been right for us.
One particular way that Jay impressed us was that she always went the extra mile in everything she did. A perfect example was our closing. We ran into a number of issues and she was always extremely thorough, organized and diligent in terms of the details and resolving outstanding points. She handled all of the details which was a huge help to us as we were not able to be up at the lake that week.
Our family would highly recommend Jay to anybody seeking their own perfect place in the area.
Hi Jay, Just a note to let you know how impressed Don & I were with you and your team in handling the sale of our cottage. You went above and beyond in helping us stage the cottage with your ideas & putting us in touch with the right contacts. You were not only professional, but you made us feel that we didn’t have to worry that you would make sure the cottage would sell.
Your photo’s of the cottage were amazing and you were there for nearly every showing. Although selling the cottage was very emotional for us… you were always available and performed at our best interest. Thank you for doing a great job, we would recommend!!
Don & Vicki
We were able to purchase a cottage when we were away on vacation. Jay took care of everything and kept in constant contact.
I have worked with Jay as both a buyer and seller and felt she was sensitive to my needs in both situations. She is always professional, and I would recommend her without hesitation!
Jay coordinated a team that maximize our results. She went above and beyond our expectations in the knowledge of the market, preparation and addressing various issues that arose. She was highly recommended by the leading real estate lawyer in Huntsville. The recommendation was accurate. I would strongly recommend Jay to assist with your purchases or sales.
Paul & Caroline
Jay helped my parents find the home they are now in. There weren’t a lot of homes available in their price range when they were looking but Jay took us to see all that were a possible match. She went above and beyond to help them find the one that best met their needs and they are absolutely delighted with it. She recommended a reputable home inspector and someone to replace the oil furnace. Everything has worked out very well and we would highly recommend Jay to others. We look forward to working with Jay again in the future!
Char & Family
We have had the pleasure of working with Jay as both buyers and sellers. In both situations Jay helped us to close deals that may not have happened with a lesser agent.
As buyers, we found that Jay was consistently well organized and very knowledgeable about the properties we wanted to see. She helped us to see the additional details that increased or reduced the value of each property. We were very impressed with Jay’s ability to follow through and complete commitments to us. Our purchase was a conditional one that spanned several months. Jay stayed in touch with us and helped to find common ground when the purchase looked like it might fall apart. We were delighted with the house that Jay helped us to buy.
As sellers, we were even more impressed. Jay made the listing process easy for us and made our house look terrific. We had many showing and a good offer within weeks. During the offer and negotiation process is where Jay has abilities that are well above any other agents we have worked with. She helped us to see our options, let us make the decisions and kept the paperwork to a minimum. She worked hard through several weekends to help close our sale quickly.
Even more impressive is that Jay was representing both buyers and sellers in both of our transactions. Jay helped us to get the best deal without compromising any of our information. We both trust Jay entirely and would certainly work with her again.
Jane and Tony
PROFESSIONAL WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH
We felt comforted by Jay’s knowledge, expertise and willingness to answer any and all questions. She was always available and incredibly helpful throughout the whole process. We highly recommend her!
Della & Jeff
Our good experience with RICHARDSON TEAM Royal LePage started on Easter Weekend, we were searching the net and found a cottage that we wanted to see. They quickly responded and we scheduled an appointment. This is where our adventure to buy a cottage began.
The Richardson Team went the extra mile to put us in a cottage that fit our taste and budget. They made us feel as though we were the most important players in the process and made the experience enjoyable. We would highly recommend the Richardson Team for anyone needing a good and hard working Realtor®.
Paul & Karen
Expertise unmatched. Jay was fantastic, professional and a pleasure to work with throughout the sale of our beloved home in Huntsville. She understood our attachment to the property and the hard work and expense we had invested. Although a sale is stressful, she minimized the hurtles and we will always appreciate the work she put into making the sale a success. We highly recommend Jay to anyone planning either a new purchase or sale
Prompt & Thorough
From our very first meeting, Jay demonstrated excitement and energy about our property. We have known Jay for several years and we have formed a bond of trust between us. Jay was prompt, thorough and well versed in all things legal, which was a huge help in that regard. Her knowledge of our market was second to none, and that propelled us to a quick and successful sale. Jay is a professional with passion and we would highly recommend her.
Elizabeth & Gary
Jay, thank you for all of your help! It was a pleasure working with you. We want to recognize your professionalism, patience, and perseverance throughout the entire cottage buying process. You have been nothing short of amazing. You are a seasoned negotiator and always have your clients’ best interests in mind. We are grateful for your attention to detail and would recommend you to others without hesitation. Thanks again!
K & D – Lake of Bays
ABOVE & BEYOND
We have enjoyed a few weekends at the cottage with family & friends and are really looking forward to many more! Thanks again for all your help purchasing the cottage – you really went above and beyond!
Bruce and Veronica
We just wanted to thank you for all you assistance in selling our property. We honestly never expected that we would be able to sell these properties as quickly as we did, which was in no small part to your advice and guidance through the entire process.
We will certainly recommend your agency to anyone that we know who may be selling or looking for property in the Muskoka area.
John & Jo-Anne
Whether having a buyer relocating, or a seller looking to list in her area, I always have complete confidence in sending them to Jay.
She is a true professional who will always treat her clients the way that I would. I am always comfortable that they will be taken care of. She goes beyond expectations every time.
The Go To Lake of Bays Agent!
It is with pleasure we write this letter of recommendation for Jay Richardson. Jay was referred to us by a cottage owner on Lake of Bays, she had become well acquainted with cottage real estate and guided us to use Jay as our “go to Lake of Bays Agent,” we were not disappointed.
Jay listened to our cottage criteria and actively sough to find properties that matched our personalized checklist. She scheduled visits to cottages on rather restricted weekend timelines. Her knowledge of Lake of Bays, past and present, was impressive. Any queries ranging from potential asbestos insulation to shore road allowances were dealt with expertly and professionally. All aspects of the real estate transaction including lawyer interaction was handled seamlessly. Finally, after owning the property for a few days, Jay went out of her way to recommend and contact trades people to assist us- an obvious indication of a professional working beyond the norm.
We love our cottage and have been enjoying the summer creating new family memories. Jay Richardson is exceptional and anyone fortunate to work with her will not be disappointed.
Karen & Bill
A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH
Jay and her team understood exactly what we were looking for and found us our dream cottage almost right away! Jay is professional yet fun and a real pleasure to work with. She has gone above and beyond with answering our many, many questions and has proven to be extremely knowledgable. We highly recommend her.
Nic & Kristy
A Professional in All Aspects
When living in the GTA and selling a property in the Muskoka area, it’s extremely important to find the right Broker. After doing our own due diligence, we found that person in Jay Richardson. Truly a professional in all aspects of what we required to sell the house. It started with our first meeting which led to a thorough presentation and the best way to show the house and what should be done to stage it properly. It’s not one of my strong points but Jay and her team certainly knew what they were doing. I was extremely pleased with how it turned out and how it was presented to the market. Concerned with the release date to the market, Jay convinced me to get the house out to the market as soon as it was ready. That we did, and numerous appointments to visit were made within 24 hours and we consequently received offers on the property. Selling a house that was so close to us is very stressful.. Your thoughtful approach, your words of comfort in difficult times made it much easier. Your professionalism was truly evident throughout the process and was really appreciated. Thanks again, Jay. We will keep in touch.
If you need a real estate agent in this complex market of the north – there is no one we would recommend more than Jay Richardson! The utmost professional, with extensive knowledge of this market, will lead you to your new home or cottage. Jay was instrumental in helping us find our new cottage, prior, during and after the close. Yes, even after the close she has been there for every question and superb recommendations for tradespeople. Trust us, there is no other choice in this market – Jay Richardson is your go-to person.
Robin and Kevin
EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
We don’t have enough words in our collective vocabularies to adequately express our satisfaction and appreciation of the excellent professional service we received from Jay Richardson. Jay exceeded our expectations and was everything a professional should be.
Ben and Sheila
Would not think twice in recommending any of my clients to Jay and her Team.
Professional, genuine and lots of experience. I know my clients will be taken care of and I have no reservations in sending anyone their way.
Jay gave us life again when she sold our home. Professional and a sweetheart, Jay and her team represent and give a true reflection of what all Realtors should be. Jay gave us an accurate accounting of what would happen through the process, and followed through with every promise and more.
Her advice on how to prepare our home for sale was spot on, the marketing of our home was beautifully done, her communication was unparalleled. Jay negotiated our sale, then worked hard to ensure that all the details were taken care of. Jay and her team are the best thing to happen to us in years! We had our property listed prior to finding Jay and found the difference in dealing with her night and day. From a Seller’s point of view, Jay Richardson is the ONLY realtor to call when serious about selling your spot on Lake of Bays.
Jeff & Judy
We have bought and sold many times over the years and have experienced both professional and unprofessional Realtors®. Jay is a consummate professional. She went about the sale of our property as if it were her own. She is honest, hardworking, conscientious and we enjoyed working with her.
If you choose Jay, you will be very pleased with her professionalism and dedication to helping you buy or sell. We highly commend and recommend Jay Richardson. Thank you Jay! You made the selling of our property a very positive experience.
Dale & Joseph
Thank you for completing the sale of my condo in such a professional manner. You are the BEST and over my lifetime, my husband and I have completed the exchange of many homes. I have and will recommend Jay as a competent, reliable and very dependable real estate agent.
As for the Richardson Team… Jay Richardson you are truly not just an amazing agent, you’re an amazing friend. What you and your team have done for us is unbelievable! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us get through everything! We couldn’t be more excited!
Jay was very helpful and there when needed. She quickly helped us resolve a few problems and was very co-operative! Very good company!
It was such a pleasure to work with Jay Richardson this past spring to sell our cottage. From “start to finish” she was thorough, professional, quick to respond to any questions, and she is very kind. She definitely helped relieve many of the stresses of selling a home! Overall, Jay is exceptionally knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated to her clients. We highly recommend Jay to anyone considering buying or selling a home.
Sheila & George
Personable & Kind
Jay is a very personable and kind person which helps make the whole process a little less stressful. She took the time to explain things to us and truly worked in our best interest. She even offered us the use of her entire office building while we were put out due to so many showings. I would not hesitate to and already have recommended Jay Richardson for all of your real estate needs!
Jim and Deb
When purchasing a vacation home, it is important to choose a Realtor® that lives and works in the area.
Jay Richardson, Broker/Manager at Royal LePage, Lake of Bays, Muskoka is an experienced professional and her passion for helping others shines through! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any of my clients! I know they would be well looked after.
A large part of my business model is knowing the right people. My clients rely on me for my knowledge and experience.
When sending a client to work with another Realtor®, it is important that the Realtor® have experience and expertise in their market place to ensure the continued confidence and success that my client expects from me. It is an extension of my business. It is another service I provide. If I have a valued client looking for information in the Muskoka area of Ontario, Jay Richardson has the skills to do the job!
I interviewed 3 Realtors® before Jay, and she was the only one that made me feel good about my property and exceeded all my expectations. She was confident about what the asking price should be and knew how to attract the proper clientele.
It would be easy to just write down a bunch of (well deserved) superlatives to describe our experience with Jay and her group. Words like reliable, honest, responsive, and knowledgeable come to mind but I think the one thing that we were most impressed with was Jay’s confidence. It made the whole process better and allowed us to be more confident in the decisions we needed to make.
Jim and Bonnie F.
I would highly recommend Jay Richardson as an agent. She was supportive and very pleasant to deal with. Jay is a true professional who is dedicated to her work 100%.
Professional & Dedicated!
Thank you so much Jay for your professionalism and dedication in getting our cottage sold so quickly. You were amazing to work with.
Daniel & Charlene
We met Agent Jay at the Cottage Life Show a few years back when we were looking to buy a property on Lake of Bays. Before you know it, thanks to Jay, we bought a piece of property and built a cottage. Thanks for being a great agent and friend.
Kathy & Andre
Jay assisted us in listing and selling our property. From start to finish she was always available, efficient and a true professional. We were encouraged by Jay’s extensive market knowledge, confidence and advice. Jay is a very effective communicator who made the process seamless. We highly recommend Jay – her work ethic, character and understanding of situations put her above the rest. We will definitely use her again. Thank you, Jay
Marty & Kathy
Jay is the consummate professional! When we decided to list with “The Richardson Team” we were immediately impressed with the suggestions that were made to improve our curb appeal and as well- the increase in the amount of showings that took place.
Jay’s grasp for social media marketing is second to none! We were very pleased with the result!
Jay is very professional, very knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate. She never failed to return calls promptly and do what follow-up was required. I would be happy to recommend her without any hesitation.
We really appreciate the efforts Jay made to show and successfully sell our cottage on Smoke Lake over the past year. It is in a lovely spot in Algonquin Park on the lake. We were very pleased with the completion of the sale. Thank you, Bob, Sue & Nancy
Thank you Jay from our whole family!!
Again thanks so very much for your expertise and assistance in making this happen. We are all so thrilled with you, your competency and efficiency
Just wanted to say Thank You for all your help and support. You have gone above and beyond for us during this most difficult time.
Brian & Sandy
Many thanks for your efforts and professional work on our behalf. We are quite happy with the job you have done for us. Thanks again!
Ernie & June
“You are terrific. It was a pleasure working with you!”
Above & Beyond
Jay went above and beyond to help my husband and I purchase our first commercial property. She made sure we didn’t run into any unexpected surprises along the way and was happy to offer her time and expertise throughout the entire process.
Tracey & Nathan
It was a pleasure working with Jay Richardson of Royal LePage in the purchase of our new condo apartment. We appreciated all her efforts in finding us our new home. Her compassion and dedication to making herself available when we needed questions answered and the extra showings of the condo. She went above and beyond our expectations of a real estate agent. Our sincere gratitude for a job well done. We could not be happier with our decisions.
Norman and Gail
Jay came highly recommended to us by a variety of sources. Amazingly, she surpassed her recommendations. Jay was extremely professional, attentive and was a timely communicator. More importantly, Jay displayed a passion for our cottage which she exuded to all those looking at our place. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jay for your sale or buying needs. She’s wonderful!
Craig and June Richardson
Attention to Detail!
When I am tasked by my clients to help them relocate or buy a cottage in the Muskoka area- I take great comfort in the knowledge that they are in good hands with Jay!
My mind is always put at ease with the knowledge that my client’s needs will be taken care of as if they were dealing directly with myself. Jay’s attention to the details of the buying process ensures that every transaction will be a great success! I have complete confidence when I reach out to her for both a purchase and a listing.
Thank you so much for your excellent work and all the little extras you did to help things along. We really appreciate it. It is bittersweet but we are happy that the house is going to people who can appreciate the uniqueness it has.
There have been so many happy memories made there, we hope they experience the same.
Enjoy the weekend and thanks for a job well done!
Charisse & John
Jay Richardson was our agent for the sale of our lakefront property. She left no stone unturned. Her creative marketing and professional approach was successful in a very challenging market situation.
Hugh & Charlotte
Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are so looking forward to sharing some bubbly with you in April!
From the beginning of our listing through the sale of our property on South Portage Road, we have been absolutely thrilled with your professionalism, hard work, intelligence and the lovely way you communicate (and often.) You left no stone unturned but did it in a very classy, non-pushy way and managed to pair the right seller and buyer.
Until this point we would probably not have been comfortable with our listing agent representing the buyer as well. After getting to know you and seeing just how professional you are, both of us were more than happy to go ahead with you representing us as well as anyone would have or could have and I have no doubt the buyer’s feel the same.
Going forward we highly recommend you, in fact we will go so far to say you are the best real estate agent we have had the pleasure of working with. We have bought and sold many properties both in Canada and the U.S. and both my brother and Rick’s sister-in-law are agents so we have worked with quite a few agents over the years. Please feel free to give our contact information to anyone who would like a verbal reference.
Rick & Debbie
Jay Richardson and the Richardson Team are passionate about their business, dedicated to their clients and provide exceptional service.
Giving back to their community is equally important. As Broker/Manager of her own office in Dwight on Lake of Bays, Jay is the recipient of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation Award, for having made an outstanding contribution of time and effort to the local women’s shelters. I am proud to know Jay and her team and they are committed to making every client experience memorable.
Jay and her team are absolutely amazing. Jay helped us look for our first home and most recently Jay and her team helped us sell our home. She was very supportive throughout the entire process and was successful in getting top dollar, even with our stressful timeframe.
If you are looking for professionalism, caring individuals and expert advice then you need to call Jay and her Team. You won’t be disappointed.
Courtney & Mike
Confident & Professional
We are so grateful to have found Jay Richardson to assist us with the sale of our dearly loved family cottage. Her warmth, confidence and professionalism put us at ease right away. She sold quickly and found buyers that would care for the cottage as much as we have. We would not hesitate to recommend her.
Linda & JoAnne
Real estate transactions are stressful. Jay’s expertise, local knowledge, professionalism and strong interpersonal skills turned the process into smooth sailing.
Ian Cowan – summer 2019
I can’t think of anything that Jay could have done better. Everything was perfect!
Jay was a pleasure to deal with in the sale of our property. Jay provided good advice both in listing and the sale of the property. The first person I emailed after signing the closing documents was Jay to thank her for her efforts.
Thank you for your expertise, diligence, caring and professional attitude towards me, as well as the home I had for sale. Your appreciation and empathy for my situation was much appreciated.
My wife and I have used the Richardson team twice. We were more than satisfied, we actually felt fortunate with their service on our sale by them being present for every showing and pre screening of prospective purchasers before they came out for a showing.
With our purchase, their willingness to go that extra step in viewings and with the purchase was very helpful.
Robert & Laurie
Above & Beyond!
Jay, thank you for absolutely everything you have done for us. You’ve gone above and beyond and we are so grateful! We would not be in this position without you and your determination. Thank you for making us feel calm and relaxed during this craziness and for answering all our calls and texts and endless questions. You are truly amazing!
The Richardson Team was exceptional! They really looked at our family’s needs and did their best to find us a cottage that suited us. We never felt pressured or uncomfortable with our process.
Not being from the area you need to have a knowledgeable agent that is attentive to details and the Richardson Team was this and more. We felt treated like a ‘family’.
Alex & Kim