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Don Evans

Knowledge, Experience and Trust: The Qualities You Want In Your Agent

Don has been actively listing and selling cottage properties in the Muskoka Lakes region for close to 3 decades. However, real estate is not Don’s first successful career. Previously, his business and economics background served him well in his capacity as a senior economic advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Finance for over 10 years.In 1989, Don and his family moved north to Muskoka where he had previously cottaged all of his life. Don began his new career as a Royal LePage agent with the flagship office in Port Carling, servicing Lakes Joseph, Rosseau and Muskoka and the smaller surrounding lakes.  Don specializes in all types of waterfront properties across all price ranges and has been trusted with the marketing of some of Muskoka’s finest luxury estates, including the precedent-setting sale of an 11.7 million dollar listing in 2015.

Over the years, Don has become one of the most successful, respected and trusted agents in the area, giving rise to a large, loyal following of satisfied sellers and buyers.

Don understands that buying or selling Muskoka waterfront is both complicated and involved. His primary goal is to provide his clients with the advice and guidance needed to put them at ease with this challenging process.


Personal Profile
  • Vast knowledge base acquired through 28 years of trading in Muskoka real estate.
  • Extensive experience and superior negotiating skills resulting in close to 500 million dollars’ worth of lakefront property sold.
  • Strong work ethic: perennial top producer and multi-time Chairman’s Club member reserved for the top 1% nationally out of 15,000 Royal LePage agents.
  • Proven track record and long standing sales achievement: recipient of the Royal LePage Award of Excellence – Lifetime Member.
  • Muskoka Lakes waterfront expert – Selected spokesperson for the Muskoka Region of the annual Royal LePage National Recreational Property Report.

Gord Waites

Before becoming involved in Muskoka real estate, Gord was a senior executive at several companies in Toronto including Internet startup Netcom Canada, Bell New Ventures, and AT&T.

While working in Toronto and Windsor, Gord obtained his private pilot’s license so he could commute back and forth to Muskoka in his Cessna amphibious aircraft. Gord’s aviation training includes night rating, float rating, and IFR (instrument flight rating). Gord recently received his Transport Canada Drone Pilot Certificate. Gord brings the attention to detail that he learned in aviation to real estate.

Muskoka Real Estate Expertise

Gord is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate.

In 1988 Gord built his first cottage on Lake Manitouwabing, near Parry Sound. In 1999 he purchased a cottage on spectacular Kennedy Point on Lake Muskoka and developed the property with extensive landscaping and the construction of a boathouse. Through his experience in multiple Muskoka building projects, Gord personally understands the perspective of his clients who are either buying Muskoka real estate, selling their cottage or building a new cottage in Muskoka. Gord and his family, including some beloved German Shorthaired Pointers, have been fortunate to live on and experience first hand the beauty of Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Muskoka.

Gord holds memberships at both Oviinbyrd Golf Club and Port Carling Golf & Country Club.

Tracy Tennant

Tracy was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She earned her undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus.

Before entering real estate, Tracy worked in marketing, sales force automation, and project management in the telecommunications sector in downtown Toronto.

Tracy believes in an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and personalized service, including actively listening to her clients and understanding their perspectives, needs, and interests. Her experience in marketing, research, staging cottages and interior design are all applied to providing the finest service available to her clients. As a long time cottager in Muskoka on the Big Three Lakes, she has extensive local knowledge of Muskoka and the recreational property market.

Tracy can make your transition when selling a cottage seamless from start to finish by providing access to contractors, interior design professionals, landscapers, movers, and storage facilities.

Tracy is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees.

Tracy is a member of Oviinbyrd Golf Club and Port Carling Golf & Country Club.

Julie Schnurr

Julie is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees.

With over 15 years’ of experience selling both residential and cottage properties, Julie’s passion for Muskoka keeps growing.

Julie lives the Muskoka dream that many people wish for! Over 30 years ago, Julie and her husband Ed and their four sons moved to Muskoka. After years of renting cottages across the Muskoka and Parry Sound/Georgian Bay areas with their growing family, they were fortunate to be able to make the move for her husband’s new job.

Julie understands first-hand both the stresses and thrills of finding that special new home or vacation property.

In the summer of 2014, when her boys were grown and had finished their post-secondary education, Julie and Ed bought their dream cottage on an island on Georgian Bay. Years later, they have turned that dream into their own little piece of paradise where their family gathers for precious quality time together every spring, summer, and fall.

Julie’s mission is to show her clients that the Muskoka lifestyle is attainable and that she can turn their dreams into reality.   According to Julie, “it’s that pinch-me moment when clients find the special place they never thought they’d find; when they realize their dreams are actually within reach.”

Krista Hilton

Krista is a consummate professional with 20 + years of sales experience in the luxury travel industry. Her sales and marketing background at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Toronto, Deloitte, and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts provide the perfect foundation for her Real Estate career.

Krista understands the key to working successfully with her clients is to communicate often, listen to their needs and wants, and to work as a team with them to find the perfect cottage in Muskoka.

Krista has extensive local knowledge of Muskoka, strong negotiating skills, and is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and attention.

Krista, her husband, and three children have been cottaging in Muskoka for 17 years and own cottages on Lake Muskoka and Muldrew Lake. During the summer, Krista’s two teenage sons work and play at Muskoka Bay Golf Club, and her daughter owns and operates a pop-up store at the SWS Marina on Lake Rosseau.

Krista is passionate about Muskoka and is excited to share her knowledge and experience with her clients.

Krista is a licensed real estate sales representative with Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage in Port Carling. Johnston & Daniel is the luxury brand of Royal LePage and the standard of excellence in real estate. Royal LePage is 100 percent Canadian owned with Canadian employees.

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