Client Testimonials

Melissa was extremely knowledgeable about the buying process and ensured that we took the time needed to find the right place. 

She was careful only to send the best listings our way, and did not spend our time on places she knew we would not be interested in. As well, even with a tight budget, she was careful to keep the prices within our range so we did not feel overwhelmed. 

Melissa is honest, friendly, and the only realtor I would trust with my next purchase. She cares for her clients and lives in the area she works. With her skills and attention to detail, clients are certain to be treated like royalty when Melissa is involved.

~ Brandon M.


David Baird is an outstanding real estate agent! We were very specific about our home search and were 100% supported and guided by David for 18 months. In balancing our particular vision for the ideal house and the needs of a family of four (two children under the age of three), he was always incredibly friendly, patient, professional, responsive and flexible. Once the time came, he sold our previous house quickly and we are now living in a home that is absolutely perfect for us. We strongly recommend David Baird to anyone who is looking to sell or purchase a home!

Kaitlyn L. & Jason J.


Carrie Donaldson is an outstanding agent to work with, from the moment we met Carrie we felt completely comfortable and connected.  Carrie was very flexible with our schedule and always available to answer any questions we had.  Carrie is sincere, positive, caring and supportive without ever being pushy.  Carrie is very talented, her keen eye and expert design sense is beyond compare.  Derek Baird Real Estate Team is lucky to have you.  Thank you for everything ~ The MacDonald Family

~ Tiffany and Chris M.

Port Perry

𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒂 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒂𝒚 𝑵𝒊𝒄𝒌 𝑷𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒚𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇!!! 𝑯𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒔𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒔 𝒂 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒃𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒊𝒏 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆! 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒉𝒆 𝒌𝒆𝒑𝒕 𝒖𝒔 𝒖𝒑!!! 𝑯𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓.  𝑯𝒆 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂 𝒃𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒌𝒆𝒑𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒕 𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒌!!  𝑯𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑵𝒊𝒄𝒌 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅. 𝑯𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒆 𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆!!! 𝑾𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒔𝒐 𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅! 𝑺𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒑𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒂 𝒃𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒛𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒆!! 𝑯𝒆 𝒂𝒅𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 !!! 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒇 𝒘𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒃𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕!

John and Mauren A.


Jennifer, Derek and James

We wanted to drop you a quick note thanking you for all your help in buying our property and selling our home. Your professionalism and dedication made it a simple process and we are so grateful for the expertise you brought to the table. From our very first meeting we knew you were the right fit for selling our home and in record time you found us the perfect buyer who will love our home as much as we did. 

Yesterday, closing day, was stress free and as we celebrate the end of this chapter we couldn’t be more excited to draw up our plans for the next one!

Thank you for helping make our dreams come true!

~ Paul and Laura D.


Nick, I would like to thank you for representing my wife and I on our most recent property purchase. This is the fifth real estate transaction you have completed for us in the past 8 years, including home purchase and sale, rental purchase and land severances. In addition you completed a purchase and sale for my father and son.  Throughout this time you handled matters professionally and patiently.  You fit our needs into the market expertly and advised us very well on when to look, negotiate or walk.

We look forward to working with you in the future.

Zac J.


We were introduced to Carrie Donaldson by the wonderful Jennifer Caruk at Mincom .  Working with a décor consultant is like having a relationship.  You need to be able to connect with the person at a professional level as well as at a personal level in order to bring your vision to life.  Carrie did just that.  It wasn’t a typical consultation appointment where you are given 1 -2 appointments and you have to make your decision right there.  Carrie took her time to ensure we picked the right colors / tiles / floors until we were satisfied with our choices.  Kitchen was one of the biggest changes we had made in our floor plan for our new house and we wanted to ensure it got translated to the builder the way we were imagining it.  Carrie ensured and helped us make the right choices.  She had done multiple walkthroughs with us in order to ensure everything was coming together and her attention to detail was absolutely amazing.  The end result was we got our beautiful dream home and our DREAM kitchen! She is very professional / knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to ensure clients are happy and satisfied with their choices and homes. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends in the future!

Sana I.


Nick Palladino was such a pleasure to work with.  My mother used him 1.5 year ago and he sold her place in just a couple of days so I knew I would be using him as well. When I called him and let him know I wanted to sell my house he came over with a booklet of all of the houses that have sold in the area.  He also went around the house and let me know what I needed to do to sell my house quickly and what I should leave alone.  The pictures he had taken of my place were incredible and drummed up a lot of interest. In a struggling market he managed to sell my place for what I wanted to get for the house in 10 days. I would definitely use him again and if you’re looking for a realtor, you should use him too.  Thank you Nick!

Nicole S.


I just wanted to send a quick and sincere thank you for assisting our family in achieving our familial goals of finding a home that has the potential to fulfill our dreams!  Kevin and I are both appreciative of the time and effort that you unabashedly offered us as discerning and particular clients. This was no small or short-term task and we are grateful.  Although we have a great deal of work ahead of us to achieve our current property ultimate goals, you are the first person we would contact to assist us in selling this property or in acquiring an additional recreational or residential property. 

Nick, your sincere efforts are appreciated and have not gone unnoticed. Our kids enjoy seeing you and you have gone above and beyond in terms of relationship building. Out entire family is appreciative and your efforts have been sincere.  We have sold two homes to date with you and Kevin and I both agree we have a long term family friend and business partner. Best wishes for ongoing success,

Sarah Jane L. & Kevin P.


Derek Baird has been our chosen realtor through 18 years and 4 moves.  Honourable, competitive and dependable is how I would best describe Derek and his team of professionals!

Dan and Melanie B.


We had the pleasure of working with Nick Palladino from the Derek Baird Team.  Nick arrived prepared and with confidence.  He took the time to review the market with us, comparative homes and put us at ease regarding the process.  Nick worked with us for a long time to find the perfect home, offering suggestions, taking us to view many properties and always offering honest feedback. 

Once we found the right house, Nick had ours quickly ready for sale, selling within 24 hours and then navigating a tricky purchase on a home that was already conditionally sold.  He never missed a phone call and always replied to email and text extremely quickly.  He is an extremely attentive and informative agent that we would recommend to anyone….he’s now working with my parents to list and sell their place!

Shawn & Mary T.


So this gem is SOLD!  Thanks to our great agent, Jennifer Caruk.  Highly recommended in the Oshawa area. 5 Star!

Julia N.