Our Testimonials

November 2017

Dear Al & your lovely staff,  Thank you for selling my cottage.  I could not have been in better hands then if I was having “open heart surgery”.  The decision to sell was very difficult as we had been there 28 years and had built the cottage from a shell.  Once decided however, you came and suggested great selling improvements that were not overwhelming.  Your description on the internet was so wholesome and inviting that I wanted to stay.  However, once a bid had been made things moved quickly.  You even kindly offered to look after requests that the buyers wanted.  Your great staff kept me informed all the way.  Thanks to you all!!! A very successful & happy experience.  AC & family.

November 2016

Hi Al, Thank you for helping us find our dream property!  We were extremely happy with your professionalism and expertise as well as the quality of care that you had given us. We definitely will refer anyone that we know that is looking for a property in your area.  Once again, thank you!  Jeff


November 2016

Hi Al, I am pleased to provide you with a positive reference for the fine work you did in arranging the sale of my property. In terms of the sale, I would like to acknowledge the significant effort  you employed in arranging the sale, in providing appropriate advice as to the original disposition of the damaged house/outbuildings, and in my absence, to attending and preparing the site for sale.  I also recognize that you completed the sale of this property, which resides in a somewhat economic difficult  area  of Sequin.  As well, as a long distance owner, I appreciated the fact that I did not have to attend any of the activities involved in the listing or sale of the property, and from my perspective, was a worry free exercise. Again, thank you for your work in this  matter. Regards, Allen W

May 2016

“Hello Al, We want to say once again Thank You for helping in our selling and purchasing our new home. You covered all the bases in order for the selling to be done quickly.  You also went out of your way to show us properties that were a little out of your area.  We really appreciate all you did and would certainly recommend you to others either buying or selling.  A pleasure to have worked with you and your staff. ” Best regards, C & M Andersen

November 2015

Dear Al;
We would like to thank you and your staff for your assistance in selling our cottage property. Your professionalism and knowledge made the whole experience much less stressful and we are very pleased with the outcome. We would happily recommend your firm to others wishing to sell their property. Dave & Barb


June 2015

Dear Al, We would not hesitate to recommend your realty to anyone. You presented our property to our satisfaction and we were very happy with the results. Al Boucher Real Estate is a cut above the rest. Sincerely, George & Rena

November 22, 2014

“Hi Al, thanks for all your help, patience and professionalism. We really enjoyed working with you. We will have you over once we settle in. Thanks.” J&L

June 18, 2013

Thanks Al for helping to make our cottage dreams come true. It was a pleasure doing

business with you.

Kind regards,

The Turners

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April 29, 2013

Dear Al

Thank you so much for the completion of the sale of our family property and cottage.

The sale of a family cottage is complex and emotional one, we appreciate your direction

and suggestio for the staging of the property. You managed to navigate a complex sale

with 7 principals and bring it to a successful conclusion. We would not hesitate to

recommend you a salesperson to anyone selling a cottage. We were impressed at your

thorough and detailed knowledge of not just our property but also the surrounding area.

Your hard work paid off in a sale for us.

Thank you

Frank Weresch


April 30, 2013

Hi Al

That was a quick and simple sale and I enjoyed working with you. Anyhow, I appreciate

efforts in helping with the lot sale. A job well done.


Bill Fellner



March 11, 2011

Dear Al

I just wanted to thank you on behalf of our family in respect to the great job you did selling our property on Otter Lake. The transaction was absolutely seamless and your company couldn’t have been easier to deal with. We would recommend you highly to any parties interested in buying or selling in your area, all the best.

Dave King

February 12, 2011

Dear Al

I want to thank you for your assistance and expertise in the sale of my property in

Parry Sound. Without your help the task would have been insurmountable. I appreciate

the many acts of kindness you extended us and the professionalism you exhibited. Should

I or any or my friends wish to purchase property in the Parry Sound area in the future you

would be my first option as a realtor. Again let me thank you for your expeditious handling

of this transaction.

Sincerely yours,

Ed Byrom

December 5, 2010

Dear Al

I would certainly recommend your services to anyone who is buying or selling a waterfront property. When taking us on tours of the various cottages, you clearly pointed out the pros and cons of each one. We are quite sure that we made the right choice. The buy-sell agreement and the home inspection and closing date all happened very smoothly. No doubt you deserve much of the credit for that also. Homelife is welcome to quote from any of our comments. We wish you a joyful holiday season followed by a fulfulling 2011 when you continue to help people make their dreams come true!


Steve and Suzanne Gingrich


December 5, 2010

Dear Al,

I would certainly recommend your services to anyone who is buying or selling a waterfront property. When taking us on tours of the various cottages, you clearly pointed out the pros and cons of each one. We are quite sure that we made the right choice. The buy-sell agreement and the home inspection and closing date all happened very smoothly. No doublt you deserve much of the credit for that also.

Homelife is welcome to quote from any of our comments. We wish you a joyful holiday season followed by a fulfilling 2011 when you continue to help people make their deams come true!


Steve and Suzanne Gingrich



July 10, 2010


We have know Al Boucher for a number of years in relationship to cottage real estate in Parry Sound. We have found him to be honest, efficient, friendly, and more than willing to give of his time for discussion and answer any questions we might have. When the decision was made to sell the cottage, Al was there for us and the “Sold Sign” was up in a matter of days.


Dorothy Rogers



Dec 7, 2009

Dear Al

We were very satisfied with your performance in the sale of our cottage. With the way the economy was, I think we did very well. We found your staff and you very courteous, polite and easy to communicate with.

Thank you very much.

Ed & Mary Ann Swec

November 3, 2009

Dear Al

My wife and I would like to thank you for all of your help with our recent purchase of a lot on Oastler Lake. I was first impressed with your website, which is well organized, provides alot of detail and includes a map or survey for every property. You have intimate knowledge of Parry Sound and the surrounding area and answered all of our questions. It was a pleasure dealing with you and your realty firm. You do indeed have “higher standards”. Wishing you all the best.

Thank you

Peter & Suzanne Bzonek


August 10, 2009

Dear Al

Thank you very much for sending me the brochures and in particular for the excellent job you did in selling the property. We were very pleased with the way you handled the matter.


June 30, 2009

Dear Al

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the excellent service provided throughout the listing and sale of my property. Your professionalism and sincerity were both apparent and appreciated at at all times! You made certain commitments during the listing process and you proceeded to fulfill them. Afterwards, no false promises with you. How refreshing. I would highly recommend you and your office to all my friends and associates seeking real estate expertise.

Best Wishes

Gary Moses

February 26, 2009

Dear Al

We found that you handled all aspects of the purchase of our new property to our complete satisfaction. If you would like to use our names as references for your services, please feel free to do so.

With Kindest Personal Regards

Margaret Hagerman


Sept 25, 2008

Dear Al

Just a small note to let you know that we were very impressed with your performance and professionalism in the selling of our property on Star Lake. In fact, to our surprise, it sold much quicker than we expected. We would definitely recommend Al Boucher Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage to our friends or relatives.

Thanks & Best Wishes
Barb & Richard Nunn

July 17, 2008

We wish to thank Michael Schmitt for his professionalism, dedication, thoroughness and honesty. Mike was at all times a true pleasure to work with friendly, considerate, punctual and reliable. If we ever buy or sell in the Parry Sound region again, we’ll go straight to Mike’s door!

Rob van Reekum

June 22, 2008

We wish to thank Al Boucher of Homelife – Al Boucher Real Estate Ltd. for the excellent service we received when we listed our property on Little Otter Lake in Parry Sound.

They immediately started working for us and advised us what we had to do to get the house ready for sale and had photos and a well written profile of the house on their website within a few days. In less than 2 months we had a firm offer and the house was sold! Thanks Al Boucher for your expert advice and professionalism.


Monique & Richard Barnhart

June 11, 2008

Dear Al,

Slogans are sometimes more reflective of a marketing guru’s creative mind than a business reality, but I am pleased to see that your brokerage really does have “Higher Standards”.

My wife and I have purchased and sold properties several times together and never have we experienced such expert and accommodating service as we received from you. In this time of change and transition in our lives we are both exceptionally busy. You took the stress right out of the sale of our property.

With many thanks,

Joseph Seagram

April 16, 2008

Hello Al,

We would like to thank you for the way you handled the sale of our house on Otter Lake. It was advertised effectively on your website and we appreciated your input on what to do to get the house ready for the sale. Obviously it worked. Wow- that was fast. We never thought it would go that fast. “Boy – you don’t fool around”.

Richard & Monique Barnhart


November 24, 2007

To Al Boucher & Associates

We are pleased to receive your note, as we are at the sale of 23 Brenda. It was a pleasure working with you – you did a great job for us as it has been with you. Over our dealings with Boucher Real Estate, going back to 1988. Helen and I feel we’ve been given excellent attention and service- all resulting in successful transactions.

Our best to you all!

Bill and Helen Wadland

August, 2007

To Al Boucher & Associates

We thank you for the care you took to sell our cottage on Wahwashkesh giving us every confidence that you would find the right people to buy and you did. They love it as we did for 40 years. May you prosper in the future.

Wojciech & Eva Dobrowolski

August 24th, 2007

Al has provided us with top notch service when we were cottage hunting. He and his staff are highly informative and quick to answer any questions that we had. We are glad that we had Al to help us find our little piece of heaven on the lake.

Randy and Jocelyne Johnston

August 4th, 2005

Hi Al,

We were very pleased with your service to sell our Star Lake cottage. You were professional and accurate with your assessment of the probable selling price of our cottage. We appreciated the work you did with the purchasers to sell their cottage for them so they could buy ours. We will definitely use your services in the future for our next sale or purchase.

Robin and Frank

Monday, February 6th, 2005

Hi Al,

Just a quick note letting you know how happy we are with our purchase so far. The nice, small, quiet lake is exactly what we were after. We’ve been up a couple of times already this Winter and we are having a ball! Our kids have given us the “thumbs up” on the purchase.

We will recommend HomeLife – Al Boucher Real Estate Ltd. to our friends.


John van Wissen



August 3, 2005

It was a pleasure working with your company. Al was so friendly and down to earth – not the typical “suit” business man that can sometimes be intimidating. We had to call the office several times as well with questions etc., and the staff were so friendly and had answers with prompt responses. The entire HomeLife team seemed like our friends rather than just another business dealing, congratulating us on our purchase, such an exciting time in one’s life!

We will definitely use your services in the future, possibly a rental property is in our future.


Jenni & Todd Ritchie

July 15, 2005

Mr. Al Boucher

Al – a note of thanks for the help and fine service you’ve always extended to us.

Looking back, our purchase and sale are the fourth and fifth times we’ve done business together, starting with the rental on Little Otter back in ’88. That’s a positive testament to how you deal with your customers and friends.

Helen and I have always had confidence in your advice and counsel and you can rest assured you’ll be our agent of choice in any real estate activities we undertake in future. You can also be sure we’ll be active promoters of your services to other interested parties.

Best regards,


Thank you so much for your work in selling our property so quickly. We really appreciate the effort you put into this and the brochure was wonderful.


Liz & Ken




March 15, 2005

Hi Al,

Nancy and I wanted to thank you for your excellent service and expert advise in the recent sale of our Ferris Road property.

We were very pleased and wish you continued success.

Best Regards,

Roger Cook

February 3, 2005

To Whom it May Concern:

Mr. Al Boucher of HomeLife-Al Boucher Real Estate acted as our agent, and was instrumental in assisting us find and acquire a cottage property on Otter Lake in the Muskokas.

I found Al to be totally professional, but most importantly very knowledgeable and informed concerning properties available in the area.

He has a calm and professional attitude, and at no time applies pressure to the situation. His experience is invaluable. He therefore brings a broader perspective to any potential client which is not just sales-oriented.

Al was able to interpret our personality and priorities in a manner that no other agent had been able to do. His wide knowledge of the area was instrumental in helping us find a property that met all our requirements in a beautiful setting within days of starting the search process.

I thoroughly recommend Al to any prospective cottage purchaser as someone who brings the highest level of expertise and local knowledge to the task at hand.

Yours very truly,

Abraham (Abby) Strahl



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