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Why Local?

Buying and/or selling a property is one of the most significant actions a person will ever take over their lifetime. Delving into the market alone or with inexperience can be one of the worst mistakes you will ever make.

Whether you are buying waterfront on Paudash Lake, a farm in the rolling hills of Cavan-Monaghan, a condo in downtown Peterborough or a rural home outside of Hastings, PKAR's professional membership has you covered.

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11 Reasons to Love Your Local REALTOR®…




A local REALTOR® lives and works in Your Community.

They know the area intimately.
A local REALTOR® can advise you on best schools for your children, the available community services, the most popular restaurants and the neighborhoods most suited to your family.




A local REALTOR® is in the know when it comes to rural properties.

They understand the complexities of wells, septic, farm land, wood stoves, waterfront, environmental concerns etc. The can advise you on differences with lending and insurance for rural properties because they live in a rural community too.




A local REALTOR® has their finger on the pulse of local developments.

The Peterborough area is growing and new zoning, municipal bylaws, roads, building, environmental information etc. is crucial to making an informed decision regardless of if you are

buying or selling.




Local REALTORS® are friendly faces who you will see well beyond the completion of the purchase.
You will see them in YOUR community, at your local restaurant, your local grocery store or taking their kids to hockey. They are your friends and neighbors. 



A local REALTOR® is experienced and knows the market history in the area.
They have watched how the market has changed over the time, what areas have improved and areas that might be in decline and the neighborhoods that are the best investment. They know the value of properties in the area and can offer advice on list or purchase price.




A local REALTOR® has developed a vast network of people, service providers and businesses.
From local lawyers to lenders, trades people to local business owners, the network we have developed is available to you.




A local REALTOR® knows the most effective marketing trends in the area.
They know how to market your home and where to advertise to get the best exposure for a successful sale.



A local REALTOR® knows the land and lakes.
Peterborough and the Kawartha area is vast and each lake and township has its own unique qualities and characteristics. A local REALTOR® can save you time and money by helping you navigate the uniqueness of each community to help you find the best fit.




A local REALTOR® knows the design trends and what is in demand with buyers. 

They know what is worth updating, what is up and coming, and what to do to maximize your property’s resale potential.




A local REALTOR® invests in and gives back to the community they live in. YOUR Community.
Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS® gave approx. $13,000 to a local shelter-based charity in 2020 through fundraising events put on by the Board. Many agents also donate individually.






A local REALTOR® is always nearby for advice, close by for showings, and are always willing to help.

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