Denise Dilbey – A trusted and experienced realtor specializing in rural properties

Monday May 02nd, 2022


Purchasing property can be an intimidating and stressful experience for many people. There is so much to consider when you are making what is most likely the biggest investment of your life; including the location, the amenities you will need to have nearby, and the purchase price. If you are planning to make a move to a rural location, there are many things that may be surprising and challenging for someone who isn’t familiar with the nuances of country living.

An experienced realtor can help guide you through the entire process and provide the information you need to make informed decisions to make your home buying or selling experience much less stressful.

Local real estate broker, Denise Dilbey of Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty, Brokerage, is an experienced realtor with intimate knowledge of the region, the market, and the listed properties that are available. She serves the surrounding areas of Halton Hills including Erin, Georgetown, Acton, Caledon, Rockwood, Guelph and Milton. An award-winning realtor, Denise has more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience which she draws on to help her clients achieve their goals.

Denise keeps on top of decisions that local municipalities make that may influence buyers when deciding to move to a new location. Having a realtor that is local to the area will give you the satisfaction of knowing you are dealing with someone who can advise you on all the details.

“I have the local knowledge of these areas,” Denise explained. “From the perspective of the Town, I can get the information needed for zoning, permitted usage, and searches. A realtor’s experience and skill-set come from knowing local information about new subdivisions or by-laws that could affect a buyer’s decision – that’s where the value of a local realtor comes into play.” Denise is also experienced in selling in-town properties and closely follows the current market and emerging trends in an ever-evolving real estate industry.

When it comes to rural property, Denise is an expert on county living and what it takes to make a move to a location that may take some getting used to like gravel roads as an example. “I come from a farming background,” Denise explained. “I live and breathe the country. Selling a country property is a lot different so I bring a different skill set. I know livestock, the business side of things, taxation and capital gains considerations, as well as the different mortgage financing rules and regulations – that’s the value I bring to my clients.”

Denise has the knowledge and expertise to advise you on how rural properties work and what it takes to maintain them. This includes building codes, municipality development charges, and conservation authority restrictions. Sometimes people who are moving to a rural property think that anything goes when it’s your land. The truth is municipalities have set rules about land usage which Denise can help you understand before you decide to move in only to find that your plans can never be realized. Rural properties may have unique challenges that many people may not be aware of with infrastructures like septic systems and wells, and alternative energy sources for heating and cooling systems; geothermal and solar power may all be part of the rural package. Another thing to consider is the impact of an adjacent farm or windmills. For someone new to country living, this can be very confusing.  

For those interested in building their dream home, Denise can guide you through the process of building a new home on a vacant property and can connect new home buyers with other industry professionals including tradespeople and companies that assist homeowners with renovations, repairs, and upgrades.

“I bring information to my clients so they can make the right choices when it comes to country living,” Denise explained. “It really is a lifestyle.”

For clients interested in purchasing commercial property as an investment or business base, Denise is well educated on properties that are zoned commercial. She can determine if properties have either a designated business use or a mix of business use and residential. When armed with this knowledge she can help you make sound financial decisions.

If you are planning on listing your property for sale, Denise can guide you through the steps needed for a successful sale including getting organized, determining the correct sale price, marketing, and managing all the closing details.

You can learn more by visiting her website at:, or by calling 416-919-9802 or 866-865-8262.

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