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Ken Mashinter (Broker) (sunsets@waterfrontmuskoka.com)  moved to this area in 1992 while still enjoying a successful Real Estate Career in the Newmarket area. I have been licensed since 1987, and started out with a small Real Estate Company in Holland Landing, Ontario.  As I grew and learned - I moved up, relocating to Re/Max in Newmarket where I became their top salesman in my first year and earning Re/Max International's highest award for Realtors in my second year. After several years there, I joined forces with Sutton Group Realty in Newmarket and while building my home in the north, was still in the top 10 in sales out of 110 office agents.  I was longing for the peace and serenity of the north and had always desired to move there.  We moved to the north in 1991 and opened my own Company - Northern Lakes Realty Ltd. in 1993 with my wife operating the secretarial roles. We had 3 other agents working with us, and we had a good reputation in the area. After doing the "Boss" thing for 6 years, I felt I could do better going back to sales, so our  sales force closed the office and joined with HomeLife/Muskoka Real Estate in Huntsville.  My 'Northern Lakes" office was the very FIRST Muskoka Real Estate Board company to have an internet presence and while all the others were saying "This is a fad and will pass" I could see the incredible power the internet could provide for us. To protect my interest and all the work involved in creating my web presence, I wanted to ensure no other agent could capitalize on my years of hard work so I also registered www.waterfrontmuskoka.ca and www.waterfrontmuskoka.on.ca. and later added  KenMashinter.com  HomeLife/Muskoka was extremely happy to get our web presence when we joined them and our existing web site was transferred to them and renamed www.homelifemuskoka.com of which I continued to maintain until the site was re-vamped.  I personally created my personal web site and I maintain it personally on a daily basis. I know the importance of technology to do a professional job for my clients and I have purchased digital photography equipment so that I can now offer FREE VIRTUAL TOURS.  Since Joining HomeLife/Muskoka Real Estate in 1997, I  had 7 consecutive years (since 1998) of being their top salesman and have obtained HomeLife's head office award for this achievement annually until 2005.  In 2006 I received HomeLife's Silver Award for outstanding performance and received several awards since, but to me the awards hold no real value as it is the work for my clients that I desire to do and which makes me put so much effort into the marketing.  It seems that sales awards are really meant to show the public where a person is in their business. I do not promote or push these awards in my marketing as I do not like to boast about such things.  I post this page on my website for those of you who need to know my past history in the business.

In early 2010 the owners of HomeLife/Muskoka announced that they had purchased the Re/max offices in Bracebridge and Huntsville (from separate owners) and along with those two offices comes all the branch offices including Gravenhurst, Kashe Lake, Port Sydney and Burks Falls. Our HomeLife/Muskoka offices now located in Bracebridge, Huntsville and Burks Falls will combine with those Remax offices (each office will remain in their own town) to make a very large force to be contended with under the banner of Re/Max North Country Realty Inc (brokerage). The new company came into play near the middle of April, 2010, and maintained two sales locations in Huntsville until March,2011 when all sales staff work out of 75 West Road and 7 King William St, remains for administration offices. Many of us maintain home offices as a lot of our work is down via the internet and out of town buyers and sellers, and we will meet our clients at one of our registered offices.  Personally, I have a completely outfitted home office and a sub office in Huntsville.

On a personal note. I am a Christian and have no use for foul language.  Jesus is the one in control and we are here to honor and worship him, and to love others as He loved us.  I have been married since 1979 (to the same woman), and we have three grown children (all now on their own and married) and our eldest daughter and son in law have provided 4 wonderful grandsons for me to play with.

(just in case you are wondering my age - I was born June 7/1956)
(If you are really curious, I started selling real estate in 1987 - so how old was I then?)

For top quality service and marketing, be sure to contact me at:

Office:
 705-789-1737 ext 226,
Residence:
 705-636-0168,
Email:
sunsets@waterfrontmuskoka.com

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