At REMAX Island Real Estate Brokerage, we put honesty and integrity above all else. We call Manitoulin our home, and we plan on operating in this market for the foreseeable future. This can not be accomplished without being honest and working hard for our clients.

We utilize a vast array of databases, the extensive REMAX network and tools, and local knowledge to best advise our clients on how to navigate the unique Manitoulin real estate market.

Barry Barnes

Barry Barnes


Barry Barnes has been a licensed realtor since 2015, and joined our team in winter of 2018. Residing on Manitoulin for the last 18 years, he completed high school on Manitoulin, and left for Ottawa where he gained a diploma in Business Management from Algonquin College. Returning home upon completion, he was able to start his career in the insurance industry where he worked as an insurance broker for 6 years. Through these years he gained a foundation of knowledge that would be transferable to his future career as a realtor. Barry spent a few years carrying both insurance and real estate license before deciding to follow his passion for real estate in a full time capacity in 2018.

Barry appreciates spending his free time with his family and enjoys his new adventure as a father. In the summer months he plays for the local Mindemoya Brewers fastball team. He also enjoys golfing and spending time outdoors when time permits.

Barrys passion for the industry is fueled by his commitment to strong communication, relationship building with his clients and a commitment to lifelong learning. His local market knowledge serves as a great asset while working with buyers and sellers across Manitoulin. For the service and realty experience you deserve, contact Barry today.

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Melissa Nicholson

Sales Representative

Born and raised in Collingwood, Melissa Nicholson moved to this beautiful island in 2005 after falling in love with a “Haweater”. Five years ago Melissa dove into the exciting world of real estate and has loved every minute of it! Melissa resides in Little Current with her husband of 12 years and their 4 children. Although she resides in Little Current, she prides herself on tracking, studying and keeping her finger on the pulse of the ever changing real estate market “island-wide”. When she is not busy making home dreams a reality for her clients she enjoys traveling, reading and projects around the house. Faith, family, and friends are a top priority in her life and she strives for a healthy balance of each. Her passion for real estate is evident in the way in which she makes herself readily available to her clients and listens to their needs and goals.

Whether you are ready to purchase, sell or simply have questions about your property, Melissa is happy to guide you through each step personally. Her service extends beyond the closing date as she enjoys staying in touch with her clients and being a helpful resource for all their future needs. Honest and trustworthy, “buy or sell...just call Mel!”


Jordan Chandler

Broker of Record

Jordan has lived on Manitoulin Island for most of his life. He spent some time away while attaining his degree at Laurentian University and working in southern Ontario, but the island kept calling him home.

While working toward a Canadian Residential Appraiser designation, he was hired by Peter Flanagan Real Estate in 2009. Under Peter's experienced guidance, Jordan has become a trusted asset for sellers and buyers on Manitoulin.

In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, boating and curling in the winter. He also enjoys playing fastball for Gore Bay in the summer where he loses to Barry's Mindemoya team, seemingly, every year.