Thank you for all of your help. It was a pleasure dealing with you when selling our cottage. You understood our needs. Your suggestions and advice were invaluable in helping us prepare the cottage for sale. It was obvious that you know the area and the market. We appreciated your upbeat, cheerful demeanor. Above all, you got the job done, and more quickly than expected.
Best Regards,

David and Nancy


A picture says 1,000 words. The sold sticker brings tears to my eyes!!

I think that was a good fast sale in cottage terms sole in 23-24 days. Catharine you did a great job for us!

Thank you,


”We are so grateful to Steve and Catharine. They quickly understood what we were looking for and found the right cottage for us. They are caring professionals of the highest order. It was a pleasure working with them.”



We love our new cottage and are looking forward to making lots of memories here. You did an amazing job for us and went above and beyond!!!
Thanks again, see you soon

Jay and Michelle.


“Hey Cath –

Come back to the dock!  Lots of wind and no mosquitoes this time!!!  Thanks to both you and Steve for a wonderful night of great company and great food! It truly was a blessing when Glenn and I walked into your office that day and found you!!

I’m serious about a ‘day on the dock and water’ with us here….let’s pick a day of the week that is light for you and when Glenn is up here we’ll make it a day!
Love ya,”


“We met Steve and Catharine Inniss at the Cottage Life Show. We simply walked up to Steve and started chatting.  We already owned a boat access cottage in Muskoka, but were considering making a move to a larger, road access cottage on a bigger lake.  We liked the idea of driving up to our door, and with our kids getter older, we needed more room for the friends who always seemed to be accompanying them in large numbers!
We liked Steve right away. He was pleasant, relaxed and extremely knowledgable. He followed up with us in a very timely fashion, when he had some interesting properties in his sights. We ended up by purchasing a beautiful cottage on Lake Joseph that summer.
From start to finish, the process was streamlined and enjoyable. The first time we went out to look at cottages, my daughter and I drove up from Toronto, and were taken on a “road trip” to have a look at some properties that met our requirements. There was a picnic lunch involved, including the most delicious cookies we’d ever had, made by Catharine for the occasion :)
We have asked Steve for advice and guidance with regards to real estate over the past few years, and we consider him a trusted advisor. Clearly, we would recommend him highly.”

Christine and Bruce Laing


“ I am very excited. Thank you for finding us this gem…and it goes with my lantern and table runner J…Damn, you’re good!lol
Talk soon.


“The dust has finally settled” and we have with your significant assistance moved into our new cottage. Your service we would say “went above and beyond” what we expected. You were available when we were available which was no easy feat with our busy family….this was very helpful. Your assistance with finalizing the deal and great recommendations for local trades was well appreciated.

To close…”we haven’t just gained a cottage…we gained a friend.”
All the best.
Al, Liisa and the girls.


Just had a second visit to the cottage…so perfect!! Lynda, the owner was so impressed with you. She said she will recommend you to her friends buying or selling. Thank you again for helping us find the perfect cottage. The kids were so excited when they saw the place. Looking forward to having you over for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres when we get settled. Warmest regards,


  Your throughtfulness to consider our needs is typical of the commitment you had for us during our entire purchase process. You are truly a professional in every sense of the word and we think of you as one of our first of many friends, in our new Muskoka home away from home.

Gayle Nummelin & Pat Connors


We can’t thank you enough Catharine, for all you have done for us to make our dream into a reality; we now have a home and a photography studio in Muskoka! Your incredible energy and professionalism made the very daunting purchase experience into a pleasent and straightforward transaction. Every question we has (and there were many), you has or found an answer for. You went above and beyond in terms of making us feel comfortable, at ease and confident in going forward. You are one of the most patient, thorough and kind agents that one could every imagine. We are proud and happy to consider you a trusted associate and as a friend.

You made our life from here on in.

Dr. Paula A. Banks & Tim A. Banks




Thank you for your patience and commitment. We know that your effort in this deal far exceeded what would be expected for the modest commission. We liked that you “got it” from the outset that we were going to buy something eventually. Most agents focus on getting listings and fail to recognise serious buyers. Even the agent that sold our last place made no effort to find us a new one. Odd.

Ken & Linda


Catharine and Steve Inniss have simply done an outstanding job for me in my search for a new home and investment property.

I have known Catharine and Steve Inniss socially for some time, and when my life circumstances suddenly changed I wanted to buy an investment property.  Catharine and Steve were the natural choice for me, and they artfully found properties that met my needs.  After careful selection, they helped me make a great choice.

Not only are they great realtors, they also helped me by taking my family into their home during a sudden transition.  Wow!   They are always appropriate and always professional.  I am going to buy another house in the near term and I already know who my realtors will be.

Rob McPhee

Muskoka, Ontario



I think is was my lucky day when I called into the RE/MAX office looking for a recreational property in cottage country! I was fortunate to talk with Catharine who was a wonderful agent for me. She has a perfect blend of enthusiasm and wisdom, while never being over-bearing or pushy. She was informative during the search but more importantly she was also helpful after the sale closed.

We’re really looking forward to summer at the new cottage and will definitely have Catharine and Steve over for a drink to celebrate our dreams.

Elizabeth Bossick


We did it! Our move today went very well and even the contractor showed up to organize the work schedule (whew!) How excited are we? Too bad it’s back to work tomorrow but in 4 days we will be back up there! Again, the movers are fab, highly recommended, just like our agent!!

Shirley Switzman


Hi Catharine,

Everything is excellent and I cannot thank you enough.

Thank you so much for all you have done for me. I am forever grateful.



People see how much you care for them, when agents do that, then the deals come. So many agents think of the deal first. Clients see through this. You’re awesome!



Just wanted to let you know we moved into the cottage last Saturday and met all the neighbours, they all seem super nice. We all had a swim in the lake including Bala. Bala made a friend with Jim’s dog Riley. This weekend we have some friends coming up so we will be able to relax and enjoy. Thanks for all your help and making things go so smoothly. It was a pleasure working with you. Can’t wait for you to come and have some wine with us!

Thanks again,

Miranda, Mike, Gwendolyn and Bala


I don’t give out this type of recognition unless it is earned or deserved.

In your case it would be my pleasure to write a testimonial. You are very sharp and a pleasure to deal with. I really appreciate your help and support.




We met Catharine in 2010 and loved her energy and style. We purchased our new cottage and then sold our old cottage in May and June 2011. We were able to get an attractive buy and sale deal to upgrade to our 2000 square foot cottage on Walker’s Point. Catherine’s kept both sales on a very positive note!

Her valuation of our first cottage was right in line and sole in about 2 weeks! My husband, daughters Stephanie and Jeanine and I are so excited to spend the rest of summer 2011 in our new place. Thanks Catharine and Steve!

Tom, Leslie and Jeanine Middleton


Catharine always believed that we would find out perfect cottage (even when we weren’t so sure!). For three long years, she researched, investigated, and showed us properties on all three lakes. We had a big wish list – we wanted a 2,000 sq. foot A-frame cottage on a flat secluded larger lot, 200+ feet of shoreline, sandy bay, and excellent water (ideally deep off dock and beach walk in). Over the years, a few offers didn’t pan out, but Catharine never lost her faith in us or the quest for our special home. Just this month our dreams cam true when Catharine helped us purchase a spectacular Noramerica post and beam cottage on Lake Muskoka, on a sandy bay with +250 feet of shoreline. As we sit in our Muskoka chairs sipping our drinks, looking over our beautiful bay where the kids are plaing in the water, we’ll be forever thankful to Catharine for her kindness, hard work, dedication and friendship.

Anna and Glenn Bortolus


Working with Catharine has been a pleasure. She provided me with the best information for correct pricing, kept me continually updated and provided professional service at all times. Her hard work and dedication has resulted in the sale of our property.
Thank you Catharine for a job well done!

Anna Riddell


Thanks Catharine. You were so essential for us to have a good moving experience. Thanks for all you did to help us, it meant a lot to me.

It is some two years ago now that I had the good fortune of walking into the RE/MAX office in Gravenhurst, to meet up with Catharine Inniss for the very first time. My husband Jeff and myself were in the final throws of a very long immigration to process – emigrating from the U.K. to the Muskoka area of Canada. Catharine spent time with us to find out how and what she could do to help to make the whole relocation process as painless as possible for us!

We made Catharine fully aware that we were not, at that time, in a position to start house hunting. She, never-the-less, arranged to meet up with us later on in that week to show us around the area, for us to see first hand the types of houses that would be available to us when we were finally ready to make out move and purchase a house. I have to say she was a pleasure and an absolute mine of information!

Even though Catharine was fully aware that we were unable to buy a property through her at that particular time, she selflessly invested her time and efforts in driving us around the area, determining further our property likes and dislikes – of which there were many! She was also well versed in advising us on specific areas, schooling, industry and the such like.

We then returned to the UK where over the months and ensuing years, Catharine kept in touch, advising us on real estate issues and opportunities as and when they came up.

I am pleased to conclude that when we were finally in a position to make our house purchase, Catharine was again there to help us in purchasing and securing out wonderful family home.

In fact, it has to be said that Catharine undertook the whole process for us – viewing, negotiating and closing the deal, whilst we remained in England!!! She was also instrumetal in helping us finding and securing a mortgage – no mean feat, as we were technically at the time – non residents.

This is truly a testiment of Catharine’s dedication, commitment and professionalism, as well as showing the trust and respect we has in Catharine’s abilities to best represent us, in what is one of the most important decisions of our lives.

I would have no qualms, (if I were mad enough to ever move again!) in selecting Catharine Inniss as my Real Estate Agent, and intend to advise all my colleagues and friends of the same.

You know, it is said that there are 3 most stressful situations in life – Death, Divorce and Moving House – I’m just so pleased that Catharine was there to help us out on one of these most stressful situations – which to all intents and purposes, fell way outside of the normal realms of moving house scenario anyway!

Emer and Jeff Allen and Family

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