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Boutique Real Estate & Mortgage Services

DAVE WALKER Sales Representative


AMANDA WALKER Mortgage Agent


12-647 Welham Rd Barrie ON, L4N 0B7

wonderful time of the year? Well, there is something to it. The current year ending, the celebration of Christmas, and the ringing in of a new year all mean different things to different people, but most always represent joy, peace, gratitude and hope. If you look around, you will notice a giving spirit exists unlike at other times of the year. Why can’t it be that way everyday of every year? I think it can. It just takes effort. We're partnering with incredible organizations like Compassion Canada to do our part in continuing this spirit year round.

Many homeowners wanting to really enjoy this Holiday season are less than enthusiastic because they feel trapped. They are desperate to exit their current home and give themselves a big Christmas Gift - a NEW place to call home. When it comes to having peace of mind and getting top dollar for your home, experience counts. As a result of working with hundreds of families over 20+ years, we have developed a special market-proof program to get an acceptable offer, at or above market value, for any home we list. More than just our expertise, every home we sell helps a worthy cause in our community; which means every referral from people like you directly benefits a local charity.

Your Referrals Help Local Charities Christmas Eve Services

10 TIPS FOR AVOIDING DEBT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON While 'holiday spirit' and the 'joy of the season' are rampant this time of year, there is a huge amount of pressure to SPEND, SPEND, SPEND. Yes, the thought counts, but society will tell you that thinking of extravagant gifts counts more. For the average person, Christmas shopping can quickly get out of hand as credit cards are run up. In a potentially stressful season, debt adds more stress, more risk, and it takes most of the fun out of gift giving. Whether your to-buy-for list is short and concise, or quickly spiralling out of control, here are 10 great tips to avoid going into debt this holiday season (and to avoid the credit-regret that comes in January):

6. Spend time with loved ones.Setting aside a weekend might be the best gift you could give to a best friend, parent or sibling. 7. Avoid the pitfalls of Black Friday. Be strategic

1. Go through closets & storage rooms and sell

in your shopping, and don't buy things you

items on Kijiji or Facebook Marketplace, then set

didn't plan on just because they're "on sale".

this money aside for Christmas gifts. Less clutter = more cash!

8. Arrange a Secret Santa with friends or siblings; instead of buying gifts for each

2. Prioritize your gift list, and set aside a certain

person, choose names out of a hat, and buy

amount of money to spend on each person.

one nice gift for the person you drew.

3. Get creative, and make gifts for acquaintances

9. Shop online. Most online retailers offer free

like bosses, co-workers, and children's teachers.

shipping around the holidays, and by browsing

4. Offer to trade services: If you know someone who makes amazing gifts, offer to trade for services of equal value. For example, a small

online, you can skip the crowds and avoid the strategically placed 'impulse buys' at the cash register.

business owner may not have time to bake for

10. Remember that spending a lot of money on

Christmas, but you could trade baking for hand-

gifts is not what most people appreciate at this

knit scarves, etc. Perform a service as your gift.

time of year. Your spirit and intention behind

5. If you have your own company, give someone a certificate for a service your company offers. Free babysitting, house-cleaning or cooking are also genuine, thoughtful and appreciated gifts.

giving is truly what matters when gift-giving.

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A Real Estate Team That Gives Back! We are on a bold mission to make the most of what we've been given. We set a goal in 2019 to raise $10,000 for locally-based charities such as The Lighthouse Shelter & Soup Kitchen, Hospice Simcoe and the Barrie Food Bank. As one of the world’s leading child development organizations, Compassion Canada partners with the local church in 25 countries to end poverty in the lives of children and their families. Real and lasting change happens when children are developed to become the adults who will create change in their community. In Compassion’s program, children learn they are loved, they begin to develop hope for their future, and they realize that God wants to use them to help others. And these children grow up to be givers and community leaders. We are committing to donate a portion of all 2020 real estate income to worthy causes like Compassion Canada. So when you or anyone you know do business with us, you can rest assured a very worthy cause benefits as well.

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Meet The Team

Dave Walker Owner/Sales Representative

Amanda Walker Owner/Mortgage Agent

Alicia Mason Executive Assistant

Dee O'Riordan Mortgage Agent Jenn Bailey Sales Representative


Michelle Quevillon Sales Representative

A real estate company with experience, proven results and a give-back philosophy. Over the last decade of helping hundreds of families sell their homes and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you! So your referrals can rest assured that not only will

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they get the award-winning service we are known for and the guarantees to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive will go toward a very worthy cause.

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Homeward Bound - Winter 2019  

Homeward Bound - Winter 2019