Selling your home or cottage can be an extremely stressful venture. Worries about listing prices, length of time on the market, who is coming in and out of the property, and how to ensure maximum exposure to buyers are a few of the many stressors you may have.
The Aben Team can help alleviate much of the pressure by providing a personal touch to listing your property and leveraging their connection to Harvey Kalles Real Estate Brokerage.
Having two distinct offices – one each in Huntsville and Port Carling – the team led by brothers Mark and John Aben is well-versed in the world of high-end Muskoka property sales.
Their family has been in the region since 1976, giving them extensive knowledge of the geography, topography, and valuable community commodities.
“We know the area and the marketplace,” says Mark. “Choosing someone with the right experience can help market your property to get the most value from the sale.”
Adds John: “We can also provide accurate property values when planning to list, and we know how to market it to a broad audience best.”
Sellers working with The Aben Team can also take comfort in knowing their property is well looked after.
Not only do they treat their clients’ properties as if they were their own, but they take added safety precautions such as keeping keys off-site rather than in a lockbox, ensuring an Aben Team representative attends every showing, and doing a full inspection before locking up and leaving.
“In terms of showing the property in the best light, we show up early and get everything in the property just right to highlight the home or cottage’s best features,” says Mark. “It’s why our clients list with us and recommend our team to others – we provide a special experience for each of them.”
It’s not only John and Mark who the clients get support from: their team includes staff members who bring their expertise to the process, from photography to the final sale.
“We loved working with the Aben Team,” Brett and Jocelyne say of their May, 2023 sale on Fairy Lake in Huntsville. “They never pressured us and delivered big-time results. Their assistance with staging, photos, videos, and marketing was excellent. We look forward to working again with them in the future.”
Clients of The Aben Team also benefit from being hands-on locally while marketing to a global audience by using a strong web presence and connections to the vast network of Harvey Kalles Real Estate buyers. They are positioned well to find leads from the GTA and beyond.
“Listed Locally, Marketed Globally is more than just the brokerage’s tagline,” explains John. “It’s the best way to do business in today’s marketplace. You’re working with a business in your community that can still provide the extended exposure you want.”
t’s not only sellers who can benefit from working with a hands-on local team like Mark and John.
Buyers looking to purchase a cottage or a home in Muskoka must be guided through the process. It’s rarely as simple as just picking out your dream property, particularly if you plan to build or renovate to bring your vision to reality.
Many rules govern what you can and can’t do on a property, especially when dealing with shorelines and waterfront.
“The rules are always changing, or at the very least being tweaked a bit, regarding where and what development is allowed on particular properties,” explains John. “Buyers need to understand those rules before making an offer. A good realtor will keep their clients well-informed.”
The Aben Team helped Jed and Ariel find and purchase their Lake Joseph cottage in 2022.
“We really enjoyed working with Mark and the Aben Team… They are top-notch, very professional, and know the market well. They are organized and proactive in finding properties and communicating with clients. We have recommended them to friends – with great results – and we would work with Mark and the team again!”