Choosing a REALTOR® can be a very difficult decision that should not be taken lightly. You want to know you are working with someone who is not only very knowledgeable on the area, but who you feel will work hard to represent your best interests.
We know cottage country and would love to work with you and your family to find the perfect place to call home or your getaway retreat. When you hire us, you get the power of a team who will work with you every single step of the way.
With over 16 years of experience focusing on waterfront properties, Shirley has been a cottager in the area since the mid-1960’s and moved here permanently in 2003. She met her husband Ted while staying at Kennisis Lake when she was a teenager. They bought their first cottage on Little Redstone in 1969 and built their retirement home on the same lake in the late 90’s.
Shirley became a Real Estate Salesperson in 2005 and a Broker in 2012. She was on Haliburton’s top team in waterfront sales for 9 years and has been the recipient of Chestnut Park’s Chairman’s award for the past 3 years. Working in real estate works well with her husband Ted’s “retirement” professions (professional engineering consultant and running a cottage rental business).
Moving frequently as a military wife, she had always had a keen interest in the real estate market, so it was a natural progression for her to go into real estate after careers in teaching, banking and working for Passport Canada – Ontario Directorate. After 50 years of marriage, Ted and Shirley are now blessed with 4 wonderful children and 8 awesome grandchildren, all of whom have adopted the Haliburton area as their home away from home.
Sam is the newest member of the team and is proud to have been born and raised in Haliburton County. She knows and loves all things cottage country.
Sam graduated from Georgian College with a degree in business, then went on to run her own Professional Organizing business for a few years. Always interested in Real Estate Sam decided to make the jump to work with Shirley. After only a few months Sam knew that Real Estate was where she wanted to be.
From photos to advertisements, she does it all! She manages the team’s marketing strategy and social media, working to showcase all your property has to offer, while being there to assist you with any questions you might have.
Shirley has looked after five real estate transactions for us – three property sales and two purchases. We found her to be very professional, knowledgeable, competent and caring. Just like it says on her signs, Shirley and her team go the extra mile! We would highly recommend her and wouldn’t dream of hiring anyone else!
Nancy and Ian Wall
Shirley, we wanted to thank you for helping us find this beautiful cottage and our sweet cabin on the island. We are so happy with both properties. We also really appreciate all of your help selling our friend’s cottage. We are blessed to have met you and have had your patient and confident guidance through all three transactions! Thanks so much!!
Hallie and Frank
Thank you Shirley for all your help since our arrival on Little Redstone. From the use of your dock, to the patient answering of all our questions and everything in between, you have both been kind and generous to us and our family. We appreciate all you have done and hope you know that we are happy to help you at any time.
Ehsan and Beth
Shirley – Thank you so much for the hard work and results in selling my cottage and lot next door.
Hi Shirley. Just a quick note to thank you for the great job you did finding us the cottage of our dreams. Your patience, professionalism and hard work are a credit to your profession. Thanks again.
John and Colleen
Shirley – Many thanks to you for helping me navigate the road bumps that came along with the cottage sale and sharing your experience and providing quick responses to my many requests for help.
I cannot express how much I appreciate everything that you did to help through the process of the sale.
We were complete newcomers to the Haliburton area and contacted Shirley to view a few properties while we were visiting. Shirley showed us a number of properties at various price points and provided us with recent sales information to assist us in making an informed decision. She was extremely knowledgeable, responsive and resourceful, connecting us with all the right people, which enabled us to make one of the best decisions we have ever made. Shirley worked closely with us throughout the buying process and facilitated a challenging and final transaction while we were overseas. We are extremely happy with our property and grateful for the truly exceptional service we received.
Thank you Shirley for your generous guidance and support before, during and after our purchase.
Seymour Schinke & Eva Svoboda
Kennisis Lake $1,750,000
On behalf of the Goemans family i just want to acknowledge and commend you and the entire Chestnut Park Team.
Throughout the whole process of listing our cottage your team have been professional,proactive and meticulous.
Your reputation for being first class is why we chose Chestnut Park to handle our listing and not once did we regret that decision. On several occasions you went above and beyond our expectations, dealing with hiccups and bumps that typically arise in this process. And those are reasons you’ve ultimately earned our trust and respects well as future referrals amongst our circle of friends,family and peers.
You deserve all accolades.
In the Summer of 2013, Christine and I became interested in acquiring a very special waterfront property in Haliburton. We met Greg and immediately realized that we did not need to speak with anyone else. We have worked with a number of real estate professionals here in Canada, in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Greg McInnis is without question the most organized, meticulous, hard-working real estate agent we have ever worked with. It was difficult for us to get to Haliburton to see all of the properties in which we were interested. This proved to be no obstacle as Greg took it upon himself to travel across cottage country, taking literally hundreds of photos for us and sending them and his own personal observations and considerations to us without delay. We were blown away by Greg’s effort. Greg conducted extensive research into the available properties and provided us with all of the information we needed to find our ideal property. Ultimately Greg found us the special cottage property in Haliburton we sought. He assisted us in the negotiation and we were very pleased with the result achieved. We would hire Greg again in a second, without any hesitation. We can give no higher recommendation.
Brennan & Christine Kahler
I wanted to thank you both, again, for all your fine work in helping me to sell my cottage home. You got done what others couldn’t, and I am very appreciative of your efforts, as well as your personal commitments to bring this about.
Everything has now closed, and I am moving on with my life; this sale is the culmination of a rather tumultuous year, and I’m delighted to be going forward.
Much continued success to you and Chestnut Park. I am happy to give a very enthusiastic recommendation to others.