705-446-8468 dbm@royallepage.ca

D. Barry Manchester,

B.A., ABR, Broker

"I consider a great real estate agent to be more than just an MLS® resource."

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The Award of Excellence Lifetime Member

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Director's Platinum Award

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Royal Lepage President's Gold 1986-2015

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Real Estate Planner

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 30+ Years of Service Royal Lepage

 A great real estate agent:

  • Is a quality negotiator
  • Is committed to putting your best interests first
  • Possesses a broad knowledge of the industry and their particular area
I am well connected with other industry players and am able to refer the right professionals for your individual situation. Be aware of agents who readily reduce their commission. If they are not able to successfully negotiate their commission with you, how are they going to negotiate on your behalf during the your all-important transaction?

Top Agent Qualifications

  • Experience
  • Local market knowledge
  • Successful, proven sales history
  • Technological skills and tools
  • Superior customer service
  • Industry awards and designations
  • Recommendations from previous clientele
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Accredited Buyer Representative


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D. Barry Manchester BA, MVA, ABR Broker Royal Lepage Locations North, Brokerage 330 First Street, Collingwood ON

Direct 705-446-8468

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About Me

Judy and I moved from Etobicoke, Ontario (where incidentally, I was born and raised) in Toronto’s west end to Collingwood in 1986. We wanted to live and raise our family in an environment that would allow us to incorporate our love of sport and the outdoors with a safe, healthy environment that was still close to family and friends. The commencement of my career as a real estate agent coincided with our move to the South Georgian Bay area. I have been successfully selling with Royal Lepage in Collingwood for over 30 years, which earns me the distinction of being one of the most seasoned and experienced Broker members of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®. The geographical area served by the Association includes the Town of Collingwood, Clearview Township, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands, Wasaga Beach, Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, the surrounding communities of Elmvale, Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Coldwater, Port Severn, Honey Harbour and Tiny, Tay, Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Severn and Georgian Bay Townships. I confidently offer my experience and education to my clients. I ensure that they will receive unrivalled professional assistance from the outset of our relationship to the completion of the transaction. To consistently maintain the highest level of professional service I am continually upgrading and updating my education through various industry related courses and seminars.

awards and recognition - 30+ years

  • Presidents Gold 1986 - 2014 (except 1990) Top 10% within residential market
  • 25 year service award Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board 2011 (now Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®)
  • Accredited Buyer Representative designation ABR 2002
  • Directors Platinum Award ’98, ’01, ’03, ’04, ’07 - top 5% within residential Market
  • Real Estate Planner designation 1999
  • Award of Excellence 1993 - Presidents Gold level 5 out of 7 consecutive years
  • Market Value Appraiser – Canadian Real Estate Association Appraisal designation 1991
  • Number 4 in Top 10 volume producers for 1989 Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board
  • Award of Excellence Lifetime Award- Presidents Gold award level 10 out of 14 consecutive years
  • Over $1.1 Billion Career Sales Volume, 1,800 Homes SOLD

experience and expertise

  • Extensive experience in residential property exposure (buying and selling) including luxury homes, condominiums, investment properties, and recreational properties
  • Exceptional at negotiations
  • Indepth knowledge and ability to analyze property values and market trends
  • Expertise and renowned credibility in resolving difficult transactions
  • Became a licensed Real Estate Broker in 1991
  • 6 years post secondary education

personal

  • Married to Judy in 1985
  • Together, we have 2 children: Ayrlea (born 1988) and Malcolm (born 1994)
  • Worked on horse ranches and competed in rodeo
  • Worked in the agricultural industry
  • Traveled from Labrador to Victoria and North to the DEW Line training contractors on the use of revolutionary roofing products
  • Spent 2 years in Dubai, UAE working as a commercial diver

community involvement

  • Collingwood T-ball and Coach-Pitch Baseball Coach
  • Collingwood United Soccer League Coach
  • Collingwood Optimist Club-Charter Vice President
  • Collingwood YMCA -Board of Directors
  • Collingwood Ski Club Board of Directors, Past President
  • Proud sponsor and supporter of the Georgian Triangle Humane Society

interests and activities

  • Collingwood Martial Arts Centre - Working towards first degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Canoe trips
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Golf

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