Larry Leonard – Broker
Southampton Real Estate Listings
Southampton Real Estate News
Southampton is a community of approximately 3000 people on the shores of Lake Huron in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, located at the mouth of the Saugeen River. Although Southampton still has its own post office, it became part of the municipality of Saugeen Shores in the 1990s. Saugeen Shores is made up of Southampton, Port Elgin, and the former Township of Saugeen. The community of Southampton continues to expand. It has become a retirement destination, as well as a tourist destination. It is within 40 kilometers of Bruce Power nuclear power station.
This area is famous for its fabulous sunsets. Every Friday night in July and August you can hear the skirl of a bagpiper under the giant flag at the foot of High Street, a tradition which started in the late 1990’s. During the summer and early fall, the beaches are full of people who have come to see the colourful sunsets lighting up the sky over the lake. Southampton, a popular summer getaway, is close to Chantry Island, Port Elgin, Saugeen First Nation and Sauble Beach.
Southampton is undergoing some major changes, you might say we’ve been Discovered! We have people moving here from a wide variety of areas to enjoy the laid back lifestyle that Southampton has to offer. What a fabulous town to retire in! In the last few years we have had some high-end boutique stores added to Southampton’s eclectic downtown core. Stores like Sisters ladies wear, the Cooks Cupboard, The Southampton Olive Oil Company, L & Co. Women’s Clothing compliment establishments like Armen’s Cafe, Duffy’s Fish & Chips, The Walker House, The Highview and more. There are many summer activities to participate in while in Southampton. These include: canoe and kayaking on the river (Thorncrest Outfitters can help you with sales or rentals), biking the railway trail (Martins Bicycles), swimming, sailing, or just spending time amid the dunes on the wide sandy beach. There is an active Tennis Club with three separate court locations in town, and several golf courses in town and nearby.
Aerial Photography and Video
Larry Leonard is a Transport Canada Certified Drone Operator and uses aerial photography whenever possible to promote his listings. Professionally shot aerial photos and videos can really make the difference for a prospective buyer when they make their list of “must-see” listings.
Larry’s service to us as out-of-town buyers was excellent. During the both the offer process and the closing for our cottage, we were far away from Southampton, but he made sure that everything went smoothly, including by using information technology to deal with the signing and exchange of documents. And his after-sales service has been tremendous, helping us out with referrals for various things (he knows a lot of good people in Southampton and the surrounding area), and even accepting deliveries for us at the cottage! I recommend him without hesitation.
We have known and dealt with Larry over the years as a realtor. He is honest about the value of the market. We trust Larry and value his opinion on answering or looking up any questions we have. We will continue to deal with Larry.
With Larry’s help we found our GTA escape in the heart of Southampton. We appreciated Larry’s professional knowledge, his courteous, business-like approach and friendly nature. His resources and contacts in the industry were very beneficial in facilitating our purchase. We are pleased to recommend Larry’s services to our friends and other prospective clients.
K. & H. B.
If there was such a thing as a real estate artist, Larry would be it. His biggest attribute is his ability to conciliate what can be an anxious situation, for purchasing a home is big decision whether it’s an additional property or your very first. He’s not just there to adjudicate the sale of a house but rather safeguard his clients at each risk important step so much that piece of mind is really the endgame. When my wife and I were looking at purchasing an additional property for the first time, Larry’s experience and honesty was invaluable to us and quite frankly refreshing. He gave us the confidence we needed to make the next big step.
When my husband and I decided to purchase a cottage in beautiful Southampton we went straight to Larry Leonard largely due to his charismatic personality exceptional reputation. We expressed our needs and he listened intently while providing feedback and suggestions based on his extensive knowledge and experience selling and listing homes in and around the Saugeen Shores area.
Not only did Larry find us EXACTLY what we were looking for and for the price we wanted, but did his due diligence on all aspects of the sale and even went the extra mile to stay in touch and follow-up after the transaction was complete. I strongly recommend Larry to anyone who is looking to buy a new home or sell an existing one.
Thank you for your professionalism, dedication and perseverance in helping us make this an easy and pleasurable experience. I am happy to call Larry not only our Agent, but also a friend.
I have know Larry Leonard as a friend and a neighbor for the past 18 years. I was sad to have to list my home and move out of the neighborhood, but I was thankful to have Larry to expertly guide me through the process. Without hesitation, I recommend Larry to anyone buying or selling a home.
Larry went above and beyond in helping us buy our cottage in Southampton. On top of being eminently knowledgeable about the area and its real estate market, and professional at all times, he was available nearly at the drop of a hat to answer our questions and move forward with the purchase. I’ve already recommended him to others and will continue to do so. Thanks Larry!
My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Larry Leonard two and half years ago at an open house. He was very approachable and personable. After listening to us he seemed to know and understand us. We learned that he was very knowledgeable, honest and straight forward. Not only did we buy a cottage but we trust him to keep an eye on our place when needed. A great agent turned into a good friend.M.P.
It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Larry Leonard in the listing and sale of our cottage.
The service we received from Larry was exceptional! We could not have asked for a better Realtor to guide us through the process. Larry’s experience served us well. Larry knows the market extremely well; he is diligent, responsive, and very professional and personable. He clearly takes pride in doing a good job. His local market knowledge was invaluable in the sale of our cottage. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. Thank You Larry.
M & A
Would like to take a moment to express our appreciation for all your help during our big adventure of purchasing a cottage! Larry, you helped and guided us along the way…your knowledge and expertise was so very much appreciated. We could not have done this without you, thank you for making this whole process run as smoothly as it did! We appreciated your promptness, communication and enthusiasm! Thank you for making this big adventure SO MUCH FUN ! You are highly recommended!
J.F. & D.F