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Look­ing back to 1988, when he first be­gan work­ing as a real es­tate agent with Ham­lyn Realty, he re­mem­bers not even hav­ing a fax ma­chine. He de­cided he needed one to stay keep up-to-date with rapid chang­ing tech­nol­ogy — af­ter six months.

When Barry re­ceived a fax from a cus­tomer who was work­ing on the ocean, it as­tounded him.

“I couldn’t be­lieve I was re­ceiv­ing a fax from some­one on a boat,” he says.

Since then, he opened his own of­fice, cre­ated a web­site and be­gan buy­ing and sell­ing online with po­ten­tial buy­ers and sell­ers.

Al­though Barry started his busi­ness small in 1993, over time it bloomed into a pros­per­ous busi­ness.

Now he is well es­tab­lished and is a house­hold name through­out the area.

For 20 years, Barry and his agents have sold thou­sands of prop­er­ties.

“It’s great to be cel­e­brat­ing 20 won­der­ful years of do­ing a job I look for­ward to each

and ev­ery day,” he says.

On top of his plans to open new of­fices and in­creas­ing the num­ber of agents, Barry ex­pects the busi­ness will con­tinue to be on track for big­ger and bet­ter things in the fu­ture.

“I see the com­pany dou­bling in size and tripling in sales over the next five years,” he de­scribes. “We are build­ing a Cracker Jack team of ded­i­cated sales agents and have ex­pan­sion plans for the St. John’s mar­ket and west­ward across our prov­ince. I would even­tu­ally like to open an of­fice in Labrador.”

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