Providing quality appraisals for Muskoka, Haliburton and  Parry Sound


Your agent of choice for real estate in Muskoka


Providing quality appraisals for Muskoka, Haliburton and  Parry Sound


Your agent of choice for real estate in Muskoka

About kim

Kim Dickinson provides professional Real Estate and Accredited Appraisal Services for her clients. She is a member in good standing with the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), as well as the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC).   

These two professions complement one another in the valuing and trading of real property.  AIC Designated Members play an important role in the real property market by providing unbiased appraisal services for clients.  This skill set is essential for effective real estate negotiations.        

While born and raised in Muskoka, her work and travel experience has taken her abroad to the U.K, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Yukon Territory of Canada.  Her love for travel and exploration continues today, but the pristine waters and unique Canadian Shield landscape have always called her home.

kim at a glance

  • Acquired CRA designation in 2013
  • Appraising Real Estate in Muskoka since 2009
  • Licensed Realtor in Ontario and trading in Real Estate since 2011
  • Completed Ecological Real Estate Appraisals for Environment Canada (Eco-Gifting Program); appraisals were accepted by the national review board which is composed of the highest level of appraisers in Canada
  • Work extensively with tier one banking institutions , Government Agencies (Municipal, Provincial and Federal level), lawyers, brokers and individual property owners in the field of appraisal
  • Completed thousands of appraisal assignments to date throughout the region
  • HBA Graduate from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario
  • Ontario Court appearances as an Expert Witness


Why get an appraisal

Professional valuation services available for  a diversity of appraisal assignment

Property Type

Offer full service appraisals for residential properties

Report Type

Able to prepare  a variety of report styles for clients depending on their needs

why get an Appraisal

There are many reasons to obtain an appraisal including, but not limited to:   

  • Financing (private and traditional)
  • Litigation ( matrimonial settlements, divorce etc.)
  • Estate Planning/Settlement (Capital Gains, Bankruptcy)
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Assessment Challenges
  • Ecological Gifting
  • New Construction/ Renovation Projects
  • Listing a Property
  • Buying a Property
  • Power of Sales
  • Relocation Purposes


With the CRA designation, there are a variety of properties that can be appraised including:  

  • Single Family Detached Dwellings
  • Semi- Detached Dwellings
  • Row/Townhouses
  • Condominiums/ Apartments
  • Multi-Residential (duplex, triplex, fourplex)
  • Waterfront
  • Vacant land (including Acreage)


Depending on the assignment, there are a number of different report formats available, including but not limited to:

  • Full-Service Appraisal Reports (including long narrative)
  • Retrospective Reports 
  • Market Rents Letters
  • Progress Reports for New Construction & Renovations
  • Relocation Reports


real estate

To compliment Kim’s professional CRA designation, she became an registered, licensed Realtor under the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO). Being a registered Realtor in the area provides full access to The Lakelands Real Estate Board, covering Muskoka, Haliburton and Orillia regions. The Muskoka market is unique;  there are countless factors to consider when looking at buying or selling property in this region.  Along with the diverse landscape, there are hundreds of lakes that encompass the area, each one different in size, depth, topography, exposure, access, zoning, permitted uses and more. Choose a licensed, local  professional to have in your corner to assist  in buying/ selling a home, cottage or land.


The term “unique” has often been used to describe Muskoka.  This is true of properties and homes in this special area.  Buyer’s are encouraged to choose a local Sales Representative with the experience, knowledge and skill set necessary to help navigate through the choppy waters of purchasing Muskoka Real Estate. To have an objective evaluator on your team will help streamline your needs and wants. As a local professional Kim can provide you with in-depth knowledge of the area, as well as information on local bylaws and land uses for potential new builds or renovations. The relationship does not end with the purchase of a new lot or home. Kim is always willing to assist after the deal closes.


Of course, all sellers want to sell fast for the most money possible and with the least amount of hassle. It is our goal to make that happen! But we also strive to provide so much more along the way.  Personalized marketing plans and innovative strategies are developed for each property to maximize exposure and draw in the right kind of buyers. From experience we also know Sellers want feedback and guidance on how to showcase their place in the best light possible to get top dollar.  Staging and curb appeal are paramount to the process.  We can help you do just that.



“I would whole-heartedly recommend Kim Dickinson to my closest friends and family, or anyone looking for a trustworthy and skilled realtor. Kim demonstrated such knowledge, precision and follow-through at every aspect of the process, from the beginning of the home search through to the closing details and purchasing of my dream home. I will be forever grateful for her guidance and expertise. I had faith in her input and listened to her advice because she had earned my respect with her actions and follow through. It is evident within moments of meeting Kim, that she is a professional and clearly an expert in her field. As someone from the city buying in an unknown market, It was very reassuring that Kim had extensive knowledge of the Lakes of Muskoka realty market and that she was well-respected among her industry peers. Her attention to detail was evident when it came to taking extra precautions during the closing on my dream home during the uncertainty of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Kim made extra efforts to protect my purchase. Without her guidance, I wouldn’t have known to consider details that ultimately saved me tens of thousands of dollars and ensured I wasn’t left vulnerable in the process.”

Sabrina Linn
Interior Designer, Toronto


“Kim represented us recently in a successful private purchase of a cottage in Muskoka. She confidently guided us through the often murky waters of real estate dealings. She is highly responsive, knowledgeable and committed. She was able to make the sellers feel comfortable that they were making the right choice. Her experience as an appraiser was invaluable, as she was able to assure both parties that they were paying and receiving a fair price for the property. We highly recommend her and would absolutely work with her again.”

Andrew & Kate


“After owning our cottage property for forty-one years, you made the process of selling it as easy as possible. Walking us through each step from start to finish certainly provided us peace of mind. The ability to communicate well is just one of your many skills, Kim. Your dedication combined with the research you did to find stats on other ‘lake front’ cottages allowed us to feel confident in our list price. And throughout the process you never lost your enthusiasm. We appreciated the fact that you were always available, either in person or by telephone. We felt comfortable and confident in your ability to navigate through the negotiation process and you worked hard to always find a resolution that was satisfactory to all parties involved. Once again, you exceeded our expectations. Sincerest thanks Kim, for all you did. We would highly recommend you to others! “

Ken & Carolyn


“My wife and I live in Toronto and we retained Kim to sell a unique island lot in Lake Muskoka. Based on her sound research, Kim encouraged us to ask for considerably more than we had contemplated and she brought us multiple offers over asking. We got much more for the property than we had expected and we were absolutely thrilled with Kim’s warm, friendly and highly professional service. She is incredibly knowledgeable, hard working and responsive and she made the entire selling process easy and rewarding. We would gladly use her services again and we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to others”.

John & Eve


“We would like to express our gratitude to Kim who made what we thought would be an onerous, long drawn-out process into a breeze. After implementing her suggestions, we sold our cottage within a week of listing at a significantly higher price than we expected. If you are looking for an agent in the Muskoka area who shows initiative, works closely with you to achieve your goals and thinks about the big picture of how to make it work for the buyer, seller and neighbours, we strongly recommend that you contact Kim”.

Andy & Terry


“Kim Dickinson was a huge asset in helping us find our very first family cottage. Her knowledge of the market & valuations is extensive which we greatly appreciated as we dove into a very competitive market place. Her attentiveness, detail-oriented nature & being right on the ball helped us make it happen. We’re looking forward to many years of cottage life enjoyment, I would highly recommend Kim for your cottage life search in Muskoka.”

Peter & family


“Thank you so much we really appreciated all your hard work and we are so thankful we found someone like you to help us out to sell the cottage. When it comes time to do something with the house I hope you will be our realtor because we know we can trust your judgement and ideas on how to improve the house outside and inside to sell at its highest potential.”

Jim & Robin


“Kim…you were great through this journey…helped us, guided us and kept considerate of why we were buying this house. You never treated us as an out-of-towner, and all your assistance through the process has been wonderful and greatly appreciated. So congrats back at you. I would have no hesitation to use you again and would absolutely refer you. Great job!”

Linda & Mark


“Thank you Kim! The job you did was beyond unbelievable and we were thrilled with your service! Our house sold well over asking in less than a week and just before winter! You were so accommodating to our needs and went above and beyond in so many ways to ensure a punctual close under sensitive circumstances. We always felt that you had our best interest at heart. After an exceptional experience selling, you found me and my family the perfect place to call home. You are my go to agent for Muskoka Real Estate!”


Cell: 705. 641. 1700
Office: 705. 645. 5257


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