Our Real Estate Team

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.

Jim Gardiner


My name is Jim Gardiner. I have been sharing my passion for Muskoka with friends, family and clients for over 40 years. I have been a cottage owner, cottage builder and I now sell “the Muskoka dream” along with my wonderful wife Iris. Sailing, cruising, golfing, driving fun cars and socializing with friends and family are my other passions in life. Iris and I have been consistent Chestnut Park Chairman’s Award winners and high sales volume achievers dealing in luxury Muskoka properties.

Specialties: Muskoka cottages, waterfront properties, luxury cottage properties, island properties, international second home properties, Muskoka properties, cottage properties on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph.

Iris Gardiner

Broker| Past President of The Lakelands Association of REALTORS®

My name is Iris Gardiner. I have been Sharing My Passion for Muskoka for almost 40 years.  I have been a cottage owner, participated in building some of our cottages, and I am now selling the Muskoka Lifestyle, along with my husband Jim.  My other passions are puppies, grandchildren, family and friends, cooking and of course all the other things my husband Jim is passionate about…sailing, cruising, golfing, and driving fun cars.

Specialties: Buying and Selling Muskoka waterfront properties.

Lesley-Anne Goodfellow

Sales Representative &
Licensed Assistant

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.

Mike Taylor

Sales Representative
Past President of The Lakelands Association of REALTORS®

My name is Mike Taylor. Muskoka has been home for over 20 years. As a REALTOR® in Muskoka with The Gardiner Team, I am in the business of change – change of homes/cottages, change of locations and most of all, change of lifestyles. Recently, I have been President of the Lakelands Association of REALTORS®. I have an intimate knowledge of the Real Estate business in cottage country. It is always the great unknowns in a Real Estate transaction that creep up unexpectedly. With my in-depth experience behind me, I can help you through it all with a smile.

My other passions in life are spending time with my 2 daughters, riding Muskoka on a motorbike, skiing, white-water kayaking and playing music.

Specialties: Waterfront properties, luxury cottage properties, Muskoka residential homes, Lake of Bays, Fairy Lake, Peninsula Lake, Mary Lake, Lake Vernon.


Our Core Values are truly important and direct the decisions we make, define our character and influence how we Share Our Passion for Muskoka. They are:


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.


Words of Appreciation

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