Yellow Brick Realty Ltd. was created in the year 1996 by its owners love for the architectural features and colours of Barrie’s Premier Historical building known as the Turnbull Residence located at 158 Dunlop Street East in Barrie Ontario. The Turnbull Residence has a wonderful mix of Gothic revival and Italianate style elements featuring a buff Yellow Brick exterior. It was built to impress in 1876 with an unobstructed view over Kempenfelt Bay. For these reasons the Owners of Yellow Brick Realty felt it worthy of the brokerage inspiration and namesake.
Darick Battaglia - Partner - Broker of Record
Darick is the Mortgage Broker Owner of Dominion Lending Centres YBM Group and has spent over 22 years serving over 5000 clients in the Simcoe County area. He has received numerous awards with Dominion Lending, most notably the Hall of Fame Award with the Dominion Lending national network. Darick is also the Broker Owner of Yellow Brick Realty Ltd. Brokerage where he is an active Real Estate Broker.
On top of running 2 successful Yellow Brick brokerages, Darick also manages a successful book of Private mortgage lending. He has achieved both the CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) and the AACI designation awarded by the Appraisal Institute of Canada. HE spent 2 years on the board of directors for Canadian First Financial Centres. Always looking for ways to continue his education and provide a better service experience for his clients. Prior to helping thousands of happy clients secure mortgages, you could have found Darick working hard in the residential construction industry building custom homes and large-scale renovations projects. He spent time as a supervisor in the completion of residential subdivisions as well.
Luke Bazuk - Partner - Real Estate Sales Representative
Luke and his brother Adam initially started their journey in the real estate industry as mortgage specialists, and they have since been able to build a thriving business that has served over 3000 clients. However, they didn’t stop there. Luke’s dedication to providing clients with an even better experience led him to obtain his life insurance and mutual fund investing certificates, and through the Canadian First Financial Centre brand, they were able to educate their clients on additional financial services and “doing more”.
Now, as a licensed real estate sales representative and partner with Darick and Adam in Yellow Brick Realty Inc., Luke has been able to expand his expertise and contribute to making Yellow Brick a one-stop-shop for all things real estate. Over the past 7 years, Luke has earned numerous awards for his outstanding work in the real estate industry. Although the majority of Yellow Brick’s real estate clients reside in Simcoe County, their solutions are available throughout Ontario.
Luke takes immense pride in his client-first approach when discussing their real estate needs. Buying or selling a property can be a thrilling experience, but doing it while understanding their past, present, and future real estate needs is even more rewarding for him.
Adam Bazuk - Partner - Mortgage Broker
Adam Bazuk is a highly respected and accomplished Mortgage Broker with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Nationally, he is a top 1% broker for Dominion Lending Centres, recently receiving the highest Lifetime Achievement award that Dominion Lending has, the Hero Hall of Fame Award. In 2021 Adam was also a Finalist for the National Agents of Change Award. Along with managing his personal mortgage business, Adam is also the VP of Mortgage Development for YBM Group.
Adam began his career in the mortgage industry in 2002, working as a mortgage agent for a leading brokerage firm. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience and knowledge in all areas of the mortgage industry, including residential and commercial mortgages, refinancing, and debt consolidation. He has significant experience in helping real estate investors plan out their investment portfolios by implementing his pre-positioning approach to mortgage acquisitions. Adam’s primary goal is to help his clients achieve their financial dreams by providing them with tailored mortgage solutions that meet their unique needs.
Adam’s success in the mortgage industry can be attributed to his unwavering commitment to providing exceptional customer service. He takes the time to understand his clients’ goals and financial situations, and works tirelessly to find the best mortgage options for them. He believes that his clients’ success is his success, and as such, he always goes above and beyond to ensure that his clients are satisfied with his services.In addition to his extensive experience in the mortgage industry, Adam has also earned several certifications and designations, including the Mortgage Broker designation. These certifications demonstrate his dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the industry, and his commitment to providing his clients with the highest level of expertise.
Outside of work, Adam is a dedicated family man and loves his community. He is actively involved in various organizations and community events, and is a strong advocate for financial literacy in Canada, frequently appearing as a guest speaker at Ontario Enriched Academy events and seminars. He believes that financial literacy is essential to achieving financial freedom, and as such, he is committed to helping his clients understand their finances and make informed decisions.
Overall, Adam Bazuk is a highly skilled and dedicated mortgage broker who is passionate about helping his clients achieve their financial goals. With his extensive experience, knowledge, and commitment to customer service, he is one of the most sought-after brokers in Canada.
About the Yellow Brick Team
Over 19 years ago, Adam and Luke Bazuk were introduced to Darick Battaglia through a referral partnership. Quickly realizing their passion for the mortgage and real estate industry, Darick opened up his mortgage brokerage to them and provided them with an opportunity they haven’t looked back on. Darick’s determination to support their success has strengthened not only their business partnership but also their friendship and the bonds with their families.
Nowadays, Adam holds the position of VP Business Development for Yellow Brick Mortgages, working alongside Darick to oversee the growth and development of over 70 agents under the Dominion Lending – YBM Group brand. Meanwhile, Luke has been closely collaborating with Darick to launch Yellow Brick Realty on a larger scale. Leveraging the success of Dominion Lending YBM Group, they aim to build YBR in a similar fashion.
As Adam and Luke take on larger roles within the Yellow Brick group of companies, Darick continues to mentor and guide them. Yellow Brick’s ultimate goal is to provide clients with a comprehensive suite of real estate services, delivering a world-class experience while helping them save money. Equally important to the Yellow Brick team is providing the same mentorship and guidance that Darick has demonstrated, to other mortgage and real estate agents looking to build successful businesses based on an excellent customer experience.