|Kathie Lycett launched her Millbrook, Ontario, office (belonging to RE/MAX Eastern Realty Inc. Brokerage) to better serve the real estate needs of Millbrook, Bethany, Cavan, Orono, Northumberland, Peterborough, and Kawartha Lakes areas. An award-winning realtor, Kathie has focussed on Foreclosure Properties, Condominiums, Farm and Land, and Investments. Conveniently located in the heart of the village of Millbrook, Kathie’s real estate office welcomes the public to drop in and learn about the changing local realty market. As a certified Law Clerk specializing in real estate, Kathie offers three decades of experience navigating property issues, particularly those unique to seniors and rural families.
Kathie’s deep love for the region around Millbrook can be seen in the patchwork of town and village names decorating the walls of her real estate office. Even many locals are puzzled to see unfamiliar names like Cadmus, Burketon, Ballyduff, Mount Horeb, Osaca, or Precious Corners, yet Kathie has visited them all. From farm lands to lakefront properties, and from buying condominiums to finding quiet streets where children can be safely raised; these are the hidden jewels of Kathie’s region. Buying or selling real estate is always easier, and has a happier outcome, when people have the benefit of a local guide.
But knowledge of local geography is not compete without also understanding its history. Kathie’s real estate office prominently displays local history books and small-run publications from historical societies. Some of these are also featured on Kathie’s website named after her own local history: Bethany Real Estate. History is thick on the ground out here, and Kathie is fascinated by the movement of peoples over time and their effect on our land and nation. She supports local historical societies, plus attractions like the open-air 4th Line Theatre, which performs original stories from the region’s past. Knowing our past creates a sense of rootedness and “place”, transforming the purchase of property into an investment in a still-unfolding story that is far larger than our own lives.
In the end, real estate deals often boil down to personal relationships, so Kathie’s ear-to-the-ground is measured in her work with business and community organizations. From her charity work with the Lions Club, to the practical promotions of the Business Improvement Area, or her work with the ecological and historical concerns relating to Millbrook’s mill pond; this volunteer work brings her into close contact with local power brokers and regular citizens alike. Recognizing and leveraging opportunities is at the heart of volunteer work, but it is also the bread and butter of a successful realtor. Knowing who’s selling and whose buying is only one benefit: it also helps to know where private financing can be found; whether local tradespeople and specialists are competent and affordable; and whether neighbouring properties have issues that may impact on the property being considered.
Real estate clients find Kathie to be good natured and generous with her time. Millbrook’s gentle pace allows her to get to know them personally, which is the key to delivering what is genuinely desired by her clients. Easy to talk to, and curious to a fault, Kathie is the right realtor to have in your corner when real estate in the Millbrook-region is being considered.