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Bruce & Jake


"We have found the service from Northwoods Realty to be very professional. Bruce has been extremely responsive and conscientious throughout the entire process which has been very much appreciated and has taken away a lot of potential stress. We would not hesitate to recommend him or the company to anyone. I would say that we would be happy to use Northwood's services again but I can see us staying in our lovely new home for a very long time!"

Suzy and Chris - June 13th, 2023
Good morning Jake, I just wanted to drop a line and thank you for the handling of the listing, and the sale of my cabin on Lake of The Woods.  I was very impressed with your expertise and quality of your service.  If I ever need the service of a realtor again I will only have to make one call.  Thank you - 

Bob Strand - May 15th, 2023

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
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.

Great Service. After years of searching we finally found the island that we were looking for. Jake and Bruce were helpful, accommodating, knowledgeable and most of all fast, they got back to us with answers to every question we had. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a honest, reliable realtor.

Steve & Norina Sopotiuk
Bruce, Kathy and I want to thank you for your assistance in listing and selling our cottage in Sioux Narrows. We were a little apprehensive in the process due to living 900 miles away, but could not be happier with the service and attention to detail that you and Jake provided. We were impressed with the marketing of the home including the high-quality photos and video. We also appreciated the timely communication while negotiating the sale. Selling the family cottage was an emotional event for us and we appreciated the ease with which transaction was conducted. If ever we look to purchase again at Lake of the Woods our first call will be to you! Thanks Again.

Scott & Kathy Kincaid

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”.

Robert and Sheryl-Lynn
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

Randle and Virginia

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
We purchased a home/cottage in June of 2015 that was listed by Northwoods Realty. We had been looking for the right place for a number of years and Bruce kept us up to date on the properties available. Thanks to Northwoods Realty we were able to acquire one of the nicest lots in Sioux Narrows. The cottage/year round home is exactly what we were looking for. Bruce & Jake went above and beyond for our family once the purchase was made so that we could start enjoying the cottage in July. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services to friends and family.

Gilles Ouellette & Jan Murphy
Jake's understanding of our family's needs and his knowledge of Sioux Narrows were integral to us finding and successfully purchasing our dream cottage.

The Haines Family
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

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
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.
Bruce, It was a pleasure working with you and your son this past summer! You both were helpful and informational with the selling of our home. You made the selling process easy and painless! And on top of that our house sold in 1 month!

Jon and Kasey
From the first day I contacted Bruce Bennett from Northwoods Realty, Bruce has been over and above helpful; whether it was answering questions on Canadian Law pertaining to Real Estate or referring me to an attorney or and accountant. The sale of my property was without a hitch. I have been involved with real estate for over 40 years and I couldn't refer anyone to a better person who happens to be the best broker in Ontario.

Attorney Rodney Cavitt
Jake did a wonderful job, listing, showing, finding a buyer, and closing on this property for us. We feel he went above and beyond in his efforts to sell our cabin. He was prompt, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Jake was professional, and his follow-up was second to none. He was our advocate throughout the process. 

Ed & Linda Perry
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. 

Buying our cottage through Northwoods Realty was such a pleasant experience due to the professionalism, knowledge, and courtesy in every interaction we had with Bruce and Jake. Right from our first contact with Bruce, he responded to our questions promptly and walked us through the entire purchase process with a confident ease. Through our interactions with Bruce, he made us feel welcomed into his community before our purchase was even completed. We appreciated the professionalism and accessibility of the Northwoods Realty website. The photos and videos as well as the technology used in signing documents, all made the purchase go so smoothly. We would not hesitate in recommending Northwoods to anyone. Although we understand this is their business, we feel that it is their genuine kindness and knowledge of their area that makes them exceptional at what they do and exceeded our expectations.

Ken & Marnie Schuster
We were looking for a summer place on southern Lake of the Woods, and after searching the internet for a while it became clear that Northwoods Realty has the most familiarity and expertise in that area. A preliminary email inquiry to Bruce was followed up within hours. He answered all our questions (and there were a lot!), and for those he didn't have the answer to he found out. His help went well beyond just real estate matters, helping us learn about the area, finding access to services, questions about cottage living, etc. His responses were very quick and always helpful. He guided us through the whole processes and eventually the purchase. His service is fast, knowledgeable, and courteous, and his honest and gentleman's demeanour made him an absolute pleasure to work with. A great experience that ended with a new place to spend summer.

Deb & Doug Syme
It was a pleasure working with Northwoods Realty Ltd. I found both Bruce and Jake to be friendly and professionally responsive, utilizing innovative technology in their marketing strategy. I highly recommend their services.

Brian Tokar
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Northwoods Realty LTD. - Real Estate Brokerage

5701 ON-71  Sioux Narrows,  ON  P0X 1N0 

Phone: 807.226.1024