John & Marj Parish
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Our relationship with Andrea has come full circle. She represented us when we bought our cottage and now that we have sold it. She has literally introduced us to the ins and outs of cottage ownership. She has substantial knowledge of the cottage market and expertise in real estate transactions, marketing and promotion. And she has shown integrity and high ethical standards in the performance of her profession. We couldn’t have picked a better realtor.

L & A, Steenburg Lake

Marj was a great agent to work with! She helped us find a perfect cottage and navigate the sales process from afar. Definitely recommend her and the Parish & Strano team to anyone looking to buy in Haliburton.

N. Samuell

We knew we picked the best Team for selling our cottage and of course you proved that throughout the process. You made what was a very emotional situation for us better than it could have been and for that a very special thank you.

George & Debbie K.

Andrea was a pleasure to work with during our time looking for properties in the Haliburton area. She went above and beyond in her efforts to find us a place that checked all of our boxes, always keeping us in the loop on new listings and driving to meet us a for a viewing at a moment's notice. We felt supported during the entire process working with Andrea and were very glad to have her as our guide during our first home-buying experience.

DD, Kushog Lake

Dear Marj,

How kind and thoughtful of you to send is a beautiful picturesque thank you card and a very generous gift. Gord and I were totally surprised and taken aback. Your expression of gratitude shoes what an amazing, honourable, caring, knowledgeable and efficient business lady you are! We feel so very fortunate to have had this positive real estate experience with you in the past two months. We would highly recommend Parish and Strano to any interested parties. We will safely retain your business card for future real estate decisions we may need to address. Your beautiful card will be framed and displayed so we will think of you often. The phone call from Katie was much appreciated and I reiterated to her how terrific you are! All the best with your future business dealings and health and happiness in your persona lives. Keep smiling.

Liz C., Haliburton

We are so incredibly grateful for the amazing service Andrea & Jeff provided to us in selling our home. They made it so easy & they were in clear communication anytime we had questions or concerns. We not only sold our home quickly but they found the exact type of buyer we were looking for. We will definitely be recommending Andrea & Jeff to anyone we know who is either looking to sell or buy a home in the Haliburton Highlands! :)

H & M, Haliburton Village

Thanks to Jeff and Andrea, we sold our home for an excellent price within three weeks of listing. From the start, Jeff & Andrea demonstrated excellent knowledge of the Haliburton real estate market. When pricing our house, they took into account the lack of inventory at the time and looked at comparables outside our home's immediate area. This allowed for them to list it at a more aggressive price that historical sales would have suggested - because it reflected the realities of the market and desires of buyers in that market.

Once they listed our home, they invested in marketing, hiring professionals to take high quality photography and video as well as purchased ads in the Highlander newspaper and on Facebook. They gave us a few tips to make the house look its best and were open to our ideas as well.

This marketing coupled with their database of potential buyers led to around 15 showings – as many as 5 per day on weekends. For each showing, they talked to the buyer's agent to explain the advantages of our home and followed up to get feedback, which was communicated to us, so we know how our home appeared to people seeing it for the first time.

These showings led to 3 offers, all at good prices. The offer we accepted was above the listing price.

Throughout the process, Jeff & Andrea went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable and to ensure that the listing and the transaction went smoothly. They replied to emails and texts extremely quickly, and always had a good sense of humour.  They took care of all kinds of things – from arranging a pre-inspection to water testing - so we could focus on our move. We felt the entire process was expertly managed as if someone were looking out to make sure it all went smoothly, which they were.

I have already recommended Jeff & Andrea as excellent real estate agents and will continue to do so. Having professionals like Jeff and Andrea on your side makes all the difference.

Simon P., Haliburton

When we decided to list our cottage, we didn't have to think twice who we would choose. Over the 12 years we owned our Moose Lake cottage every time we passed a sign for RE/MAX, with your smiling faces, I would say to my husband, ‘when we are ready to sell our cottage those are the people we are going to list with.

As business owners we knew the minute we met you both that you were the ones to do the job. You both have a great sense of humor, are people oriented, professional and most importantly honest. You both tell it like it is!

We would happily recommend you to anyone that wants their property SOLD. You are a truly wonderful and very professional team that knows the market and gets the job done. You always communicated clearly and kept us informed and our cottage SOLD very, very quickly.

We can't thank you both enough.

Dan and Joy Skinner, Moose Lake

We would like to thank you for your excellent work in the recent sale of our cottage. We were extremely impressed with the professionalism and dedication shown by the entire Parish and Strano Team which resulted in an amazingly quick sale and a flawless closing. We could not have been happier with the outcome! Thanks so much!

Joan & Steve B.

Andrea & Team, thanks so much for the LCBO card - just in time for summer enjoyment! I enjoyed working with you and we are very happy with our property. Hope to see you around the lake!

Jeff & Gillian

Awesome team. Awesome results. Awesome customer service.

L.M., Paudash Lake

Professional, helpful and responsive.

K.M., Bitter Lake

The team was available by phone and email for any question or concern that came up during our listing process. It was very much appreciated.

J. & A., Gooderham Lake

 Andrea was great to work with. What I most appreciated when working with Andrea was that she was very honest. As a result, we were guided to find the perfect place for us on the beautiful Eagle Lake. I also really liked that we didn’t have to chase Andrea for follow-ups. She was always available, ready to ask questions and follows up with us in a timely fashion throughout our entire experience.

G. & S., Eagle Lake

As a couple, Jeff and Andrea make a great team and now that they are working with John and Marj, we can’t wait to do another deal with them in the future. They are attentive to every detail of your deal and are never in too big a rush for you.

E. & A., Haliburton Lake

Jeff & Andrea were an excellent team to work with. They made you feel like family. We would recommend them and use them again in the future!

L. & M., Kashagawigamog Lake

The team was consistent, professional, and supportive through all the stresses and pressures of finding a new home.


We were very happy with the handling of the sale of our cottage by the Team. The speed at which it happened surprised us!!! I guess it is all in the right people at the right time.

G. & D., Eagle Lake

Andrea really listened to our identified needs & desires for a cottage; and then matched us to the perfect one. We are so happy! Thanks again to the team. You are truly excellent at what you do!

L.H., Diamond Lake

Jeff worked to get us the house we wanted. He was extremely personable, responsive and honest. Great to work with. We are very happy with the process and outcome.

L. & H., Loon Lake

Very professional and handled the sale of our property with the utmost efficiency and speed.

D. & D. Jensen

Andrea and Jeff made the entire buying process an enjoyable and extremely pleasant experience. We couldn’t have picked a better team to represent us. Looking forward to many wonderful years in our new  cottage. Many thanks and more power!

L. & A. Mabalay

We really felt like Marj was acting on our behalf. She gave us honest and informative opinions. She was very knowledgeable and brought things to our attention we hadn’t thought of. Overall, a great experience. Thanks!

Bob & Janet

From the outset, I was impressed with my agents’ initiative, experience and knowledge. They listened carefully and delivered fair results quickly. They communicated accurately my stance during negotiations.

A. Storey

John & Marj were fantastic! They were honest, informative and regularly connected with me. They kept to all their commitments! I bought my first cottage from you, my vacant lot and sold our cottage. We would not hesitate to recommend John & Marj to anyone. They were/are of the highest calibre!

Eddie & Rickie

Choosing Jeff and Andrea to sell our house was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. They sold our house within 3 weeks and we couldn’t be happier with the result! Thank you.

Heather & Derek

Thank you so much for your effort and honesty. We weren’t quite sure what we were looking for (as you know) but we are thrilled with the cozy spot we found!