We aim to delight and surprise our clients, deliver exceptional service and exceed their expectations at ever step of the way. Our goal is to make the real estate process memorable and one that our clients want others to experience.
Proud and passionate about all things “Muskoka”, we can truly say that we love what we do. Being engaged in real estate and to be specific, in the business of helping clients buy and sell cottage real estate means that we have to constantly be expanding our knowledge of current market conditions and trends in order to assist our clients. Each and every day is different and that keeps us motivated and curious.
We have spent many years working in this sector and our experience ranges from being personal cottagers to cottage building, cottage renovating, and selling cottage real estate. We like to think of ourselves as “cottage experts”. By focusing intently on our client’s real estate objectives and then providing service based on the highest level of ethical principles, honesty, discretion, and integrity, we can promise a successful outcome. As skilled negotiators with the experience and market knowledge to tackle the most complex real estate transactions, we are able to put our client’s needs first and ensure that they have all the necessary information to make a confident and informed decision. We are also proud to have received the Chairman’s Award from Chestnut Park for outstanding sales success, for most years of our careers.
We like to think that our professionalism, discretion, and attention to detail is also a part of our qualifications for this award. We are blessed to be able to connect and engage with clients of all demographics, the dynamic nature of cottage properties Muskoka has to offer, and the rewarding feeling of satisfaction we have when successfully matching our clients with their perfect Muskoka cottage.
My name is Lesley Goodfellow. I’ve lived on the water here in Muskoka my whole life and really enjoy selling cottages. I have been working with Muskoka condo buyers too for my entire career. Having been involved with condo construction from the ground up, nobody knows them better than I do in Muskoka. I am also the admin side of The Gardiner Team – staying in contact with people and promoting our listings online is a big part of what I do daily.
Muskoka native, builder’s daughter, dog lover, mother of one, I am big on integrity and helping people. If you want to work with a team that gets results, my Gardiner Team has you covered.
Specialties: Internet marketing, condominiums, waterfront properties, rural properties, new construction.
Exhibit mutual respect among our clients, business colleagues and business partners.
Protect and enhance our well-deserved reputation for professionalism and honesty.
Promote a positive image of Muskoka and the value of waterfront cottage properties.
Provide superb client services in all aspects of our business.
Promote transparency through clear, honest and open communication.
“Thank you for the memorable sales and closing experience of finding the cottage of our dreams. A perfect fit for our needs.”I & E – Lake Muskoka cottage buyers
“Jim and Iris Gardiner were both amazing to deal with. A truly professional team. They shared a great deal of knowledge with us and really shed important light regarding potential Island Cottage ownership – all the pros and cons. Not only did they sell our existing cottage in 24 hours for much higher than our asking price they helped us find our new slice of paradise on Lake Muskoka in a very tight market. We are thrilled with our new cottage and love being on Eilean Gowan Island! We would highly recommend either Jim or Iris for any of your Real Estate needs!”J & D – Sold on Echo Lake and bought on Lake Muskoka
Mike Taylor was a great find for us. Mike was accessible and flexible with showings, visits, the house inspection and all of the steps involved in closing a sale. Following our closing Mike has continued to be a valuable source of information providing us with contacts for insurance, plumbing and electricians among other things.S & D – Muskoka River, Port Sydney
Jim did me a favor 20 years ago and I wanted to return the favor – I approached him and Iris at the cottage show and, even though I already had a real estate agent, he recommended a cottage property that I purchased and enjoyed for those 20 years. I therefore, tracked him down and had him be our agent in selling that property. Our priority was to find new owners that would be friendly and fit in well with the neighbors and Jim and Iris found the perfect couple Jim and Iris made the entire sale most enjoyable. The experience was so smooth and enjoyable that the sellers, the buyers and the real estate agents all got together for supper the following summer at our old cottage!K & L – Lake Muskoka
As first time cottage buyers but no strangers to purchasing property, we were fortunate to find Mike Taylor. We purchased through him in 2016 and would gladly again. Honest, great local knowledge and mindful of the nuances of financing, our experience with this agent was golden. Hardworking and always available, Mike made our experience of this purchase so much easier. A great job and comes with the highest recommendation” Thank you AgainS & C – Buck Lake, Huntsville