Jack Janssen is one of the most dynamic, top-performing and highly respected real estate agents in Muskoka. A leader in luxury waterfront real estate, Jack consistently receives top accolades year after year with this area's number-one brokerage, Chestnut Park. Over the course of a 30-year successful career, Jack has established himself as a prominent force in the most sought-after luxury cottage real estate market, which he calls home, Muskoka.
Known for his unwavering commitment to clients, Jack has earned a reputation for being honest, reliable, and trustworthy. Clients also commend his efficiency, supportiveness and proactive approaches. His strength lies not only in negotiating deals but also in finding innovative solutions to the unique challenges posed by the waterfront real estate industry in various townships throughout cottage country.
Jack's real estate journey began with personal experiences in buying and selling properties in Muskoka. His genuine love for the Muskoka Lakes is evident not only in his professional endeavors but also in the joy he finds in meeting up with friends and clients and witnessing them create lasting memories at their cottages. Whether kayaking at sunrise to the harmonious sounds of loons or navigating to a dock gathering for sunset, Jack embraces the variety of people who share his appreciation for nature, privacy, and the vibrant on-water lifestyle that Muskoka offers.
When he's not immersed in the world of real estate, Jack channels his creativity into recreational and travel photography and videography, showcasing his talent through the lens. Deeply committed to environmental conservation, he actively engages in activities that contribute to preserving the natural beauty he holds dear, whether at home in Muskoka or in his world travels. Residing on the picturesque Lake Joseph in Muskoka, Jack's love for outdoor activities stems from his childhood spent boating, water-skiing, diving, and hiking in the region. Having grown up on a lake, he mastered the art of navigating a boat before a car, and clients appreciate viewing properties by boat. His profound knowledge of the Muskoka Lakes is reflected in his appreciation for the area's unique and beautiful topography, glistening lake waters, and the soothing sounds of nature.
Contact Muskoka real estate agent & realtor, Jack Janssen, to sell property & find cottages and luxury waterfront property and homes for sale on Lake Joseph, Lake Rosseau, Lake Muskoka and perimeter lakes throughout Muskoka, Parry Sound, Lake of Bays and surrounding Ontario cottage country.
Jack is honestly the best real estate agent in Muskoka. We bought our cottage over 20 years ago from him yet he kept in touch and was always helpful when we needed help in zoning, finding an architect, new cottage rules, etc. buying a cottage is different than a house in the city as there are so many details to focus on. Jack is the expert, he lives there and is in the know. My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend him to our friends and family.— J. Szeto-Meiers
Jack, I wanted to send you a brief email to thank you for your excellent service and salesmanship in selling our cottage. It was a pleasure finally dealing with an agent who knows what they are doing and is extremely knowledgeable in the Muskoka region. Your ongoing commitment, perseverance, and friendship were greatly appreciated and now someone else has a beautiful cottage to enjoy. We hope to deal with you again soon.— Michael & Frances
Jack is a very knowledgeable real estate agent in his field and has demonstrated his talents and skills time and time again with every experience I have had in dealing with Muskoka real estate. An agent who truly cares about your prospective purchase or sale like Jack does is a rare find. I would highly recommend Jack if you have any real estate interests up in the Muskoka area and need a high quality dependable real estate agent.— Randy Rubenstein
Jack is one of the most experienced agents in Muskoka. His honesty and knowledge of the area will keep buyers from purchasing a property that he knows would be a mistake for them. He can pretty much provide a cottage inspection for you while walking a property and can point out issues that a purchaser may not have even thought about. He is realistic about market conditions and works hard to put together deals that both the purchaser and vendor can feel happy about. Highly recommended. Thanks Jack!— Bruce Macdonald
We were referred to Jack by our close friends who had worked with him to buy their cottage on Lake Rosseau. Jack worked with us patiently for several years until we found our perfect island on Lake Rosseau this summer. He is honest, has a vast knowledge of Muskoka, and is passionate about helping his clients find their perfect retreat. I have worked with many agents over the years, both personally and professionally, Jack is simply outstanding. Both he and Carrie were a pleasure to work with, we highly recommend Jack.— J. Holland
Jack's service was second to none! While the buying process was great and all information was readily available to get us comfortable; it didn't stop once we had a firm deal. Jack continued to provide exceptional service and chase down information for us: everything from barges for moving to an island, marina account set up, parking, best internet to get, the list went on and on! Even after we closed and were settled Jack was checking in to see if we had any questions, how the sunsets were, and if we needed anything. Jack and Carrie were exceptional!— Mike Guidon
I have worked with Jack for over 8 years. We selected Jack to represent us for the sale of our old Cottage and the purchase of a replacement cottage. Jack was selected because of his extensive knowledge of Muskoka properties. We had a challenging sale and Jack worked hard for over three years to help us through the challenge. He never gave up and we are now the proud owners of an Olde Muskoka cottage on Lake Rosseau. We highly recommend Jack for any of your Real Estate needs. He knows the Muskoka market intimately and will always steer you in the right direction.— J. & H. Abell
Jack is unique among real estate agents. Most agents who show clients properties will initially follow up with them but then let go. Jack always remembered who we were and what we were looking for. He would send e-mails a couple of times a year only with properties that he thought suited our specific needs. One day 3 years after we first met, he sent an e-mail with exactly the cottage we were looking and we became grateful owners 2 days later. We were owners on the evening of the day we visited the property with him! He is the best real estate agent I have ever encountered.— David Mikulis
Just a quick note to say thank you for all of your efforts and help in selling our cottage. In the 14 odd years that we have known and dealt with you, we have always regarded you as being totally professional. We appreciate that you have always indicated that you are prepared to go above and beyond simply being a real estate agent interested in making a sale. We appreciate that over the years you have always been helpful in providing clear, unambiguous advice regarding any number of issues which, we as cottage owners, had to address, and in recommending trades people, legal advisors, etc. You have always been very diligent in keeping us up to date, ...— O. Moysey & K. Patrick
I sincerely want to thank you for your patience and guidance during the purchase of our property. We had been searching for almost five years and had worked with three different agents before working with you. At a time when road access to the property we ultimately purchased was not even close to being complete, you took the time to hike the 40+ acres multiple times so that my entire extended family could be included. The purchase involved severances, road agreements, easements, etc. and because it was ‘land only’ the transaction was complex, to say the least. I am certain that this purchase would not have been finalized without the knowledge and p...— K. Emerson
It was great to see you both - and finally meet you Carrie! Thank you both for coming by and taking time for a visit. We’re delighted to be able to enjoy our place now, and will always remember the part you played, Jack, in demonstrating “the art of the possible”. You both clearly know your business and we felt very well guided throughout the process of acquisition and beyond. Thank you both for your very professional care and interest!— Lisa Deschamps
Excellent efforts and results in selling our Lake Joseph cottage. You did a great job researching and marketing the property, and then continued this professionalism by continually updating us with status reports and efficiently coordinating visits by prospective purchasers. Thanks again for a job well done. You really earned your commission on this sale.— Brian Smith
Not only have we used Jack for our own RE transactions, we have recommended him to many friends. Not once have we been disappointed in any way. He is exceedingly knowledgeable and works hard both before and after the sale to ensure you are happy with all aspects of your purchase. He is very personable and warm, and has earned our trust on many occasions.— Theresa Mersky
Jack is an expert at what he does! His knowledge and experience are incredibly valuable when it comes to real estate transactions in Muskoka! Jack helped us (very patiently) search for our property over a two year span. As someone who works in real estate every day, I can tell you that Jack is very good at being creative and providing valuable advice when trying to make what can be an emotional decision especially when it comes to cottage properties. I highly recommend him for your real estate needs.— Mike Leschuk
We first met Jack during the showing of a property he had listed in Muskoka. As it turned out, that property was not for us but we started a dialogue with Jack about our situation and the nature of the property we were looking for. We had enjoyed many summers in a family compound on Lake Rosseau, so had the benefit of knowing the lakes fairly well and had a sense of property values in Muskoka - we knew it was going to take some time to find a place that we really liked and could afford to make our own. Jack was very patient with us – he kept us up to date and showed us numerous properties we might be interested in for over five years. Throughout tha...— L. & E. Sellers
Jack worked patiently with us for several years educating us on Muskoka and the market. We were very happy with the great service and with our purchase of our property on Lake Joseph. We used him again when selling our property and again enjoyed excellent results. I heartily recommend him.— D. Locke
My husband and I are from Toronto and we were looking to purchase our first cottage in Muskoka. Being very ‘green’ to Muskoka, we needed an agent who was experienced and knew the area well. We searched ‘best Muskoka real estate agents’ and Jack’s name was one of the ones that turned up. We ended up contacting the top two agents but only Jack responded promptly. Our experience with Jack and his wife Carrie (also a RE agent) was nothing short of phenomenal. Right from the start, Jack listened intently to what we were looking for and proposed a few cottages that fit our wish list and budget. We were also seriously blown away by the abundance of knowled...— Alice Choi
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