D. Barry Manchester BA, MVA, ABR, Broker Royal Lepage Locations North, Brokerage 330 First Street, Collingwood ON
Direct 705-446-8468 Email
my vow to you
As a realtor, I accept a personal obligation to the public and my profession and am committed to:
- Professional, competent service
- Absolute honesty and integrity
- Fairness & Co-operation
- Personal accountability
- Compliance with the Canadian Real Estate Association Standards of Business Practice
“We have recently completed our third real estate transaction with Barry as our broker. As an experienced agent, Barry exhibits a conscientious attention to detail and presented us with key information to help us make decisions as the sale and purchase transactions progressed. We feel confident that our interests are looked after in a timely and professional manner with Barry as our agent.”
John and Karen Beattie
“Barry Manchester is a professional in every sense. He is extremely well versed in the Collingwood real estate market, a good communicator, always followed up promptly and was a pleasure to deal with. We would have no hesitation is recommending Barry.
Phil and Linda
“Ever since we began taking family vacations and ski trips up at Blue 15 years ago, my wife and I talked of having a recreational property up here some day. This past Christmas our cousin invited us up to his cabin overlooking the escarpment … that visit ignited our desire to realize our dream. Our cousin introduced us to Barry and right away we knew were partnering with a pro. Barry took his time getting to know us, our likes and dislikes, and our parameters and now beyond a recreational property, we were now looking for a property that we would eventually retire to. Growing up in the big city, we knew nothing about septic tanks, well water, and the likes. Barry was so helpful (and patient) educating us. Property viewings were very well coordinated with information packages prepared for every property. Throughout our search, not once did we feel any pressure to put in an offer. Even when we showed interest in a property, Barry pointed out things to consider so that we made an informed purchase. Once our offer was accepted, Barry went above and beyond in ensuring all conditions were met to our satisfaction. To save us trips from the city, Barry took it upon himself to handle a number of things on our behalf. Five months after taking possession, we are thoroughly enjoying every moment up in “paradise”. Barry was instrumental in helping us realize our dream and for that we are forever grateful.
If you are considering investing in a property in the area, your first call should be to Barry!”
Carol & Gordon
“Barry’s commitment to helping us find a home in a community that served our family and business needs was unbelievable. He took the time to really understand what we were hoping to find and in doing so was able to provide us with a relevant, unbiased perspective on the homes that we viewed. He was attentive to our questions and we never felt any kind of pressure to buy a house, despite the fact that we lived in Alberta and took the better part of a year to find a home! We highly recommend Barry to anyone looking for a home, especially those that are new to the area. THANK YOU BARRY!!!”
“Excellent Service, very professional and a great communicator. I felt Barry exceeded our expectations!! He is to be commended!” Grant and Michelle “Barry is a very professional Realtor. We’ve moved a number of times and this move was ‘painless’. Special thanks for the excellent work.” Michelle and Bud “We were thoroughly satisfied with Barry Manchester’s abilities, energies and professionalism. We would not hesitate to recommend his services.”
“Thanks, Barry for being friendly and knowing just what I was looking for. I love my new home.”
“We would like to take this opportunity to gratefully thank you for all your professional teamwork, dedication, and friendly service regarding the sale of our home. We’ve lived in Collingwood for the past 15 years and you were recommended by many of our friends throughout the community. Operating two businesses of our own, we understand that customer service is vital in the service industry, and we were very comfortable choosing you to represent us. Your service was impressive.” “Thanks again for your professionalism & efforts.”
Paula and Donny
“I was always impressed that despite your often hectic personal schedule, you made the time available to return my phone calls and to satisfactorily answer whatever questions were on my mind. I noticed that you were always on top, or at least pro active to any situation that I was enquiring about.”-
“My wife and I were looking for a vacation property and a friend who had a place in Collingwood recommended Barry Manchester to us. We explained to Barry what we wanted and on our first visit to the area, we found our “dream cabin” on the escarpment! Barry was very helpful in not just finding a place for us so quickly, but educating us on owning a vacation property. He was also very generous with his time and showed us the hidden gems of the area. He was able to negotiate the best possible deal for us. It was that easy! We have been in our cabin for about seven months now and we are loving it. We have continued to be able to ask Barry for advice and recommendations, and he’s always willing to help. We highly recommend Barry. Thank you Barry! Cheers!”
Such a wonderful feeling. Chris and I can’t thank you enough for your advice, your great patience, perspective and knowledge of the Collingwood/Blue Mountain community and your incredible helpfulness over this past year with both our family and my Mom’s move up here. You didn’t miss a beat!We so look forward to getting settled into our new and beautiful home.You’ll have to come by for a celebration drink in the next few weeks ( Judy and Malcolm welcome too)!”
“We have purchased 2 previous homes in the Collingwood area. and yet have never before seen the quality of service nor the level of commitment that you demonstrated. Not only did you accommodate our wacky schedule as we were coming from out of town to view homes, but you managed to help us find a suitable place in a very short period of time. Throughout the process you assisted us every step of the way and when we hit a snag, you were always ready with a solution or advise. All of our phone calls were promptly returned, and you contacted us frequently to let us know how things were moving along after an offer had been made. We also appreciated that you provided us with the names and numbers of other professionals such as lawyers, mortgage brokers and house inspectors in this area. It has been a real pleasure working with D. Barry Manchester and we will be sure to call you in the future if the need arises.”
Tran and Kimmo
“Barry Manchester is the best Realtor that we have ever met. He has an excellent approach and goes far beyond what is expected of a Realtor. He made our purchase a pleasant experience. We would definitely work with Barry in the future.”
Albert and Sienna
“Thank you so much for your patience and support – you are very good at what you do and will be recommended by me to anyone in need of Real Estate support”.
“We have never had to use the services of a Realtor/Broker, let alone in another location than where we lived. We quickly learned there is more to this game than you driving us around to everything in the world that is for sale and asking us ‘…what do you think?’. You took the lead through the critical discussions with the builder, including some issues of some past concerns you had regarding post-purchase service by that builder. You realized that our primary requisite was to feel comfortable with the builder, and led us through that process.” “In the detailed walk-through and listing of deficiencies, you saw more than we did. You took the ‘tough’ position with the builder, allowing us to be the ‘reasonable’ people in the negotiating process.’ “Barry, we could not be happier, nor express adequately our gratitude for your leadership through the process. Our ‘Collingwood’ experience working with you was not a hassle at all – it was a pleasure. It took us surprisingly little time, because you dealt with us in a professional manner, knew what we wanted, and helped us get it.”
Stephen and Lisa
“Barry helped us buy a beautiful cottage at a great price. He showed us numerous properties, always taking care to point out both the positives and the negatives. His objectivity and depth of knowledge were both refreshing and invaluable.
In terms of the personal relationship and comfort level, we were quite particular with our requirements for a property which might have frustrated and discouraged other agents. However, Barry never lost his enthusiasm and his sense of humour. He was easy to talk to and a pleasure to deal with in every respect.
Barry is an agent of the highest integrity and skill level. We have absolutely no reservations in recommending him.”
“Barry was very good. He helped me understand the process of buying a house. He followed-up to make sure everything was O.K.”
“You approached every situation in a positive manner, always upbeat & looking forward, in spite of a somewhat stagnant market. In the short few months with our listing, more home visits took place than in the previous year with the previous realtor. Your enthusiasm and dedication produced real results and it was great.” “Thank you for your integrity, dedication and professionalism exhibited in this sale.”
Jackson and Merret
“Barry was extremely professional, yet personable and kept me in touch very well. I never felt any pressure from him, which I really appreciated, but felt he was an excellent listener for my concerns. I would highly recommend him to others!”
“My husband and I recently had the pleasure of working with D. Barry Manchester of Royal LePage in Collingwood, and were thoroughly satisfied with the service they provided. The Real Estate market in Collingwood was slow for much of the time our condo was on the market, but there never seemed to be a shortage of clients Barry brought through our home. This gentlemen worked extremely hard to ensure that we would be successful in selling our home at a price that we were happy with.” We were impressed most with the ongoing communication Barry gave us, phoning with updates after all showings. This was a concern for us before we chose a Real Estate agent, but Barry definitely didn’t let us down. Should we ever decide to relocate back to Collingwood, we wouldn’t consider having another agent find us a home. Likewise, we would not hesitate to recommend Barry Manchester to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home in the Collingwood area”.
“We are safely ensconced in our new home and would like to take a moment to thank you for your help selling our home in Collingwood. The real estate industry is populated with agents, most of whom use the same methods to offer the same service. It may be hard to distinguish oneself in such a mature industry. Notwithstanding, you were diligent, courteous and helpful.”
William and Bets Ross
“Excellent Service, very professional and a great communicator. I felt Barry exceeded our expectations! He is to be commended!”
Jim and Suzette
“We once heard that selling a home is one of the most stressful things you will do. With a baby on the way in the New Year, Barry made the transition from selling our condo to buying our first family home a smooth one. From our first meeting to final move in day, Barry consistently went above and beyond in all aspects. Answering all the questions we had, providing local knowledge and contacts. Thanks again for everything you did for us and our new family.”
Patty and John, Collingwood
“I am writing in support of Barry Manchester, and to highlight my satisfaction with a condominium purchase I recently transacted through Barry. This transaction was done entirely over the internet and e-mails. On Barry’s site I found a listing that met my needs precisely. I was able to “tour” the condo using the “Virtual Tour” function on the web site. This virtual tour highlighted for me several additional things which I wanted to “see” so I e-mailed Barry and asked him to take several photographs (digital) for me. Specifically, I needed to get a better feeling about the surrounding neighbourhood, and the views from the sun deck. Barry had these photos e-mailed to me within a day. I decided to buy the condo. Because I was unable to be in the area during the time of the condo purchase I depended on Barry Manchester to conduct the entire operation remotely, and I feel it was successful in large part because Barry answers e-mails very quickly. I never felt that it was a dangerous or particularly risky prospect”.
Derek Townes- Dubai
“Barry was very good. He helped me understand the process of buying a house. He followed-up to make sure everything was OK. Even helped me carry some furniture upstairs when I moved in. What a guy!”