About Scott McDougall
In April of 2023 I will have started my 21st year in my Real Estate career, ... the 15th since returning home to Manitoulin Island.
I believe being associated with a respected brokerage like Bousquet Realty, Inc. is an integral part of my professional success on the Manitoulin.
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Value Added Service
I not only enjoy this career, but I also truly believe that REALTORS® add value to the process of buying and selling real estate.
I am also a strong advocate for using local REALTORS®. I actually decline offers to help family and friends outside my service area, because I don't feel I can adequately protect their best interests.
I would like to think that the following attributes have contributed to my success to date.
- Ability to listen
- Good work ethic
- Timely responsiveness
- Continued focus on clients’ best interests
Industry Knowledge: I endeavour to keep current with:
- Relevant legislation
- Industry changes
- Local developments
- Property inventory
- Market conditions
- I was born, raised, and schooled on Manitoulin Island
- I’m a 4th generation “Haweater”
- My parents operated a successful business serving all of the Island
- I appreciate what the Island has to offer
- I always hold governing duties and responsibilities in high regard
It seems that no two real estate deals are the same, and once in a while we encounter a negation or an agreement that appears unachievable. I am not afraid to “roll up the sleeves” and do what needs to be done, especially if it feels like the right fit for my client.
Before Bousquet Realty
I began my real estate career with a Royal LePage franchise where I was a member of the Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board (has since amalgamated form the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS). My service area was primarily between Collingwood and Owen Sound.
Before Real Estate
After Manitoulin Secondary School I attended Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). Upon graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering I soon was in the manufacturing industry where I remained for 15 years, primarily in operations. In one position I was the Manager of Quality Assurance responsible for preparing Canadian and US facilities for ISO 9001 certification. It was an invaluable experience in better understanding what it takes to ensure consistent and improving service to customers. During that time I resided in North Bay and Meaford.
I enjoy being active in my community and contributing to its well being.
Over the years I have been on many coaching staffs for minor league soccer, softball, and hockey teams.
At one time I was the President of the Meaford Athletics Amateur Association (MAAA) that oversaw fundraising and operations of Figure Skating, Baseball, and Hockey. One very rewarding exercise was being on the organizing committee for the 2007 Georgian Bay (OMHA) All Star Games.
Prior to relocating back to the Manitoulin, when I resided closer to the local Real Estate Board Office, I also volunteered on various board committees. One very unique experience was being one of the organizers for a Technology & Trades Show for Ontario REALTORS® held at Blue Mountain.
Although not intended to be a fund raiser, the event was successful enough that we were able to provide a significant donation to the board’s charitable organization.
Upon our return to the Island my wife and I have volunteered at various local events held by our municipality and the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
For 3 years ending in 2013 I was the Track & Field Chair for the Western Manitoulin Legion Branch 514. We provided an opportunity for Manitoulin athletes 17 years to participate in the district meet with hopes that they can qualify for the provincials and the nationals. In 2010 I was the recipient of the Legionnaire of the Year Award for various volunteer efforts.
For 7 years, ending in December 2018, I was a citizen representative on the Town of Gore Bay’s General Government Committee. We submited to council recommendations in operational functions such as Finance, Human Resources, Economic Development, etc.
In 2008 I became a member of the Gore Bay Masonic Lodge #472. For the 2016/2017 masonic year I was the Master of the Lodge.
The Frosty Cup
The first Frosty Cup Benefit Hockey Tournament was held in 2014. The benefactors are local individuals and/or families in need of financial assistance. Recreational hockey players from Gore Bay, including myself, organize this popular tournament.
Family & Interests
My wife Karen was also raised on the Manitoulin and we were very excited to have the opportunity to be able to reside and work in our hometown of Gore Bay.
There is much to do here on the Island, in all 4 seasons. There are many hockey tournaments with divisions for someone of my “age”. I also curl, golf, and play softball & tennis.
I also enjoy many outdoor activities such as ice fishing, hunting, and four-wheeling.