About Us

If you would like to learn more about Read Hilton, Gail Crawford, or the fine folks over at Chestnut Park or Chrstie’s, please click on the links below.

  • About Read

    Read Hilton, 705 351 8100, has been a professional sales person all his working life, developing organizational sales skills to help him move very quickly and accurately through the processes of both sales and marketing.

    Read has been the Membership Sales Manager of the Beaver Valley Ski Club for 26 years now, as well as a Member for 40 years. In this part-time sales capacity, Read has interacted with some 24,000 ski families, mostly from the Hwy 400 series corridors, and helped some 2,400 families join the club – which has changed their lives forever.

    2013-2015 President’s Award
    2016-2017 Chairman’s Award
    2018-2019 President’s Award
    2020-2022 Chairman’s Award

    So, a real estate career was inevitable for Read, and 13 years ago, he passed his courses and chose the Brand – Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, along with the prestigious affiliation of Christies Real Estate, to pursue this next stage of his sales career.

    After moving up from London, to live full-time here, and with his construction materials sales background, along with his local contractor knowledge, he quickly has become the go-to agent for any issues that pertain to the successful listing and sale of country properties, in the Beaver Valley.

    Gail Crawford, 705 445 3751, then joined Read, both in life and in business, and together they have formed a formidable Sales Team, enjoying enviable success, year after year.

    When not working on a Transaction, Read and Gail enjoy all of the area’s winter and summer sports, with their friends and clients, including their membership at the OslerBrook Golf and Country Club.

    Read and Gail are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. They welcome the opportunity to work with you and your family and friends.

    Their objectives will always be to conduct the sale in the most efficient manner possible, with the best financial outcome and with the least amount of stress.

  • About Gail

    I have always had an interest in Sales and in 1982 after graduating from the University of Toronto I completed the necessary courses to get my Real Estate Licence and joined Canada Permanent in their Bayview office. The market was difficult at that time, interest rates were astronomical, I remember my amortization book started at 8%.  People were losing their homes, it was a very sad and unstable time. I decided I couldn’t afford to wait out the market and ended up in Collingwood. I came for a weekend and never went home! I was a Mortgage Broker for many years which I loved doing. The challenges of putting together a deal and working with local realtors was very rewarding. When I became a single parent, I knew I couldn’t keep up with the crazy hours, so Maid In Collingwood, a residential cleaning business was born in 1993. It has been a great accomplishment for me. I developed and nurtured the business and 25 years later it is thriving. With a new Beaver Valley location, Maid in the Valley, recently added. I have excellent permanent staff and a General Manager to help with the day to day operations, plus my daughter joined the team in 2015.

    2013-2015 President’s Award
    2016-2017 Chairman’s Award
    2018-2019 President’s Award
    2020-2022 Chairman’s Award

    With the company running smoothly, in 2011  I took the courses needed to obtain my Real Estate Licence once again. I never lost my interest in it and always hoped I would be a part of it again. With all the contacts I have developed through Maid In Collingwood I hope to be able to circulate information of my listings to them using social media and the internet.  I look forward to offering this added service to my customers and new friends.

    Outside of work I learned to ski at the Beaver Valley Ski Club in 2009, and am now a member and now totally embrace the winter. My other passion is golf, and I am a member of Osler Brook Golf & Country Club. Whenever possible I like to be outside enjoying all this fabulous area has to offer.

    Read Hilton is my partner in Real Estate and in Life. We have a home in the Valley and another one in Collingwood where we stay a couple days a week while we participate in office meetings and MLS tours of homes in the area. Read is the Membership Manager for the Beaver Valley Ski Club and has developed thousands of contacts over the past 25 years. With Read’s extensive knowledge of the Beaver Valley and mine of Southern Georgian Bay, we believe we will provide our customers with outstanding service and expertise whether buying or selling.  Read and I would be pleased to spend some time with you exploring the endless benefits and opportunities home ownership has to offer in this fantastic area we call home.

    Gail Crawford | 705 445 3751 | Gail@GailCrawford.com

    Grey Highlands – Beaver Valley
  • Our Business Model

    Read and Gail work primarily with the New Young 30/40s Member Families, from the GTA, K/W and London areas, who are joining the Beaver Valley Ski Club and are looking for their rural country property, ski chalet or Lake Eugenia cottage. Our Brand is now firmly established, after being contacted by more than 24,000 families, over the last 26 years, inquiring about membership, and then real estate, centering again around the Beautiful Beaver Valley.

    Gail also helps the 55 year old demographic couple, retiring from the Club, move from the Beaver Valley up to the Collingwood, Thornbury and the Meaford markets, in search of their retirement home, close to the available small town amenities offered there. She will work very hard for you and listen carefully, so she truly understands your needs.

    Gail demonstrates her mobile work station - full connectivity even on the road.

    Basically, if you ski, or have retired from skiing – this is the Professional Couple to help you either Buy or Sell your lifestyle property.

    Some of our marketing choices include Gail’s Aerial MOVIES, Virtual Tours and of course Social Media. To your benefit, we are continually updating our processes in an effort to stay ahead of the curve in this world of constant change. We are very fortunate to be partners with www.ChristiesRealEstate.com to give us our Global Reach to promote our Listings, through their network of 138 World Wide Affiliate Offices.

    However, as technical as we strive to be, we will never forget that this is still very much a People Business, and we will guide you through the process from start to finish to achieve the best possible results.

    We have now established our special niche market, and just concentrate on it, while referring commercial projects and agricultural farming listing opportunities, to our more experienced colleagues, who specialize in these particular markets.

    Being involved in over 425 transactions, amounting to over $201,000,000 in Sales, over the last 13 years, they have attained numerous sales achievements, including the President’s Award, and the Chairman’s Award – Chestnut Park’s highest recognition, in outstanding sales performance.

    Read and Gail are available 7 days a week, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm – Give them a call, when you are ready. They welcome the opportunity to work with you and your family and friends.

  • About Chestnut Park

    Chestnut Park Real Estate, Brokerage, www.ChestnutPark.com is one of Ontario’s leading real estate brokerages with a strong presence in the Collingwood/Southern Georgian Bay area with an established network of buyers from southern Ontario looking for permanent and recreational opportunities.

    Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage, formed in 1990 by Chair & Founder Catherine Deluce, is a firm rich in experience and professionalism. The firm is a unique blend of over 400 real estate professionals who have come together to form one of the most dynamic brokerages with locations in Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Muskoka, Collingwood/Southern Georgian Bay and Prince Edward County.

    As an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, www.ChristiesRealEstate.com for Collingwood/Southern Georgian Bay, our clients benefit from the world’s most powerful and prestigious organization for national and international marketing of luxury real estate.

    The Collingwood/Southern Georgian Bay office is comprised of full-time REALTORS® dedicated to providing exceptional real estate counsel and service. The office services Ontario’s four-season playground with a strong presence in Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Grey Highlands, the Beaver Valley and neighbouring communities. With the use of both traditional means and cutting edge trends Chestnut Park REALTORS® strive to offer their clients an exceptional real estate experience that is second to none.

    Get the brochure to learn more about Chestnut Park.

  • About Christies Real Estate

    Luxury Real Estate Specialists Worldwide

    Drawing upon their success as one of the world’s oldest art auction houses, Christie’s implemented an innovative real estate venture in 1995. Integrating centuries of experience with a hand-selected network of talented brokers, Christie’s International Real Estate was formed to satisfy the lifestyle requirements of discerning clientele. The marketing of fine art and high-end properties proved to be a natural combination, resulting in a real estate marketing powerhouse driven by the passion and success of the Christie’s name and the local connections and expertise of seasoned brokers.


    • An invitation-only real estate network comprised of the leading luxury real estate brokerages in their local markets
    • Specializing in luxury properties valued at US$1 million and above
    • The network achieved US$211 billion in sales in 2021
    • Corporate offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, and Moscow
    • 132 Affiliated brokerages
    • 1,350 offices
    • 25,000 agents
    • 42 countries

    Learn more about Christie’s

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