September 13, 2021 – The Thostenson and Hershberg families
In spite of the 2020 and 2021 Corona Virus epidemic and the closing of the Canada - United States border, Bruce and Jake Bennett performed their realty responsibilities in a masterful fashion. They and their legal and accounting associates overcame these difficulties for the sale of our property at Sioux Narrows, Ontario. Bruce and Jake are to be highly commended for their extra efforts and their leadership. Therefore, we are pleased to recommend Northwoods Realty, Bruce, and Jake Bennett to those who are interested in purchasing or selling properties in the Northwestern Ontario region. They were always ready, willing, and able to assist in all instances. Sincerely, the Thostenson and Hershberg Families.
September 1, 2021 – Jeffrey and Barbara
We engaged with NWR in 2020 to present our Island home in Whitefish Bay for sale. We also discussed listing the property with other real estate agents in the area with our decision to select Bruce and Jake Bennett for the following:
1. Competence in assessing realistic value according to the current regional/local market
2. Positioning their brokerage as a selling agent vs. a “listing” agent.
3. Depth of knowledge and history of LOW properties, families, and transition of ownership
4. Website marketing technology/skills
5. Full-time representation from an office with optimum exposure in SN
Our home was sold in October 2020, during the height of the Covid-19 epidemic, at a minimum discount from the listing price. Being USA citizens, we depended on the Bennetts to represent our interests completely, arrange for property management/presentation, and moving our personal property to safe storage after the sale. In our opinion, they did that very well resulting in a positive outcome for our family as well as the new owners.
Barbara and I are pleased to recommend Northwoods Realty for your consideration as qualified Brokers.
Jeffrey and Barbara, Walker, MN.
July 8, 2020 – Cherie and Marcel
Eight years ago we bought a cottage from Northwoods Realty and it was a good experience. Just recently we needed to sell our cottage so we went back to Jake Bennett and he sold our cottage in three days. It was quick and easy. We highly recommend Jake Bennett if you are looking in the Sioux narrows area. He is knowledgeable of the area. Cherie, Winnipeg
July 13, 2019 – Craig and Sheri
We have used Northwoods Realty for real estate transactions in the past. Our experience has been excellent which makes us very happy to use their services again. Jake produced excellent photos and video via drone to prepare our property for sale. When we had questions or needed input regarding preparing our property for the market, we got good answers. We had serious interest from one buyer late in 2018 and we were kept informed of their position. Even though financing did not work out, Jake and Bruce were still very positive about our prospects for a sale in 2019. When the second offer came in, we handled the paperwork online which was extremely beneficial since we live quite a distance from Sioux Narrows. We had plenty of conversations regarding the sale process which made us at ease, especially since the first offer fell through. We would recommend using Jake, Bruce and Northwoods Realty to others for their real estate needs - Craig and Sheri Olsen
June 19, 2019 – Kathleen
Bruce was great to work with. We did a long distance sale of our property and he was able to bring it all together and have the closing go smoothly. I would definitely recommend Northwoods Realty - KS
November 19, 2018 – Terry and Heather
Northwoods Realty Ltd. listed and sold our lake cabin as this past summer season was ending. Their professional website and excellent advice are two key traits that made this realty company the best choice we could have asked for. Their reputation in the Nestor Falls-Sioux Narrows area is excellent and we would recommend Bruce and Jake to anyone that either selling or buying a property in Lake of the Woods - Terry and Heather
October 5, 2018 – Randle and Virginia
After spending my summers for over seventy years on a beautiful Canadian lake, I was forced to sell my property due to my advanced age and the health of my wife. Although the sale was an emotional roller coaster for us Jake and Bruce Bennett were so patient, kind, caring, and competent that my wife and I were able to complete the transaction with the least amount of emotional stress possible. I would recommend their company, Northwoods Realty, to anyone seeking to buy or sell property in the Sioux Narrows area. I found the agency to be very professional, extremely competent, and a real pleasure to do business with under the circumstances. - Randle and Virginia Dennison, Chesterfield, MO
October 3, 2018 – Robert and Sheryl-Lynn
My wife and I started looking for a cottage in the lake of the woods, Sioux Narrows area about 3 summers ago. We had camped in the area for over 20yrs and figured we had arrived at the point in our lives where we could step up into a cottage. We knew we wanted one but not really sure of where to even start. We walked into Northwoods Realty office in Sioux Narrows very unacquainted with the whole cottage idea and not having very much understanding of the ins and outs of even owning one. Right from the get-go, Bruce from Northwoods was very accommodating and patient with our inquiries about becoming cottage owners and helped us tremendously becoming familiar with how the water, septic systems differ from place to place and how we should compare the cottages from one to another. The process took us over 3 summers to find what we were looking for and each summer Bruce kept us up to date on what had become available and what fit our requirements for our dream cottage. The entire time Bruce was very accommodating to our schedule, always willing to help us understand the vast amount of information required with such a grand purchase and due to this tremendous assistance from Bruce, however, it helped make the process seem almost flawless. Thank you very much Bruce for your patience, time and help looking for our cottage in “God’s country”.
October 2, 2018 – Michelle and Andy
Its no secret Jake and Bruce know Lake of the Woods the best out of any realtor in the area. Jake was able to sell our property with his deep knowledge of off-grid properties. Jake ferried the prospective buyers back and forth from the island for viewings. - Michelle and Andy - Morson
July 22, 2018 – Linda
I recently sold a unique remote cottage property through Northwoods Realty. It was on the market for a year and a half because it is only reachable by boat or snowmobile and 10+ miles from the mainland. So, prospective buyers would primarily be those interested in an idyllic cabin in the wilderness. The realty firm did a wonderful job of marketing. The photo collection and description of the property on the website were impressive and accurate. Interested buyers came from far distant places and found the property by searching websites.
Bruce and Jake have been great to work with. They have been professional and helpful at every turn. They communicated with me frequently with updates. I didn’t have to chase them for it. They take great pride in their business and in its success. I would highly recommend listing or buying through Northwoods Realty.