Barnes + Boese Real Estate
Jennifer Barnes has been a real estate broker in Chicago for 15 years with approximately 150 closed properties representing both buyers and sellers.
In 2015/2016, Jennifer's list price to sell price ratio was 3% higher than average, and had a market time 40 days under average market time. What that means for her seller clients is more money in their pockets at closing, and over a month less time spent having strangers traipse through their homes.
In addition to working with sellers, Jennifer specializes in first time buyers and newcomers to Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
Jennifer strives to make every real estate transaction as stress-free as possible by arming her clients with a thorough knowledge of the buying and selling process, the market data to help them make an informed decision, and when necessary, a dose of humor. She recieves consistent accolades from clients on her excellent communication skills. There are few scenarios she has not seen, and few problems she has not found a way to overcome. She prides herself on being more than a transactional agent, and is available to her clients post-closing as a trusted resource.
Jennifer harkens from Evanston, and has lived in Chicago for over 20 years, with 13 of those years being in Logan Square. She holds a BA in Humanties from Shimer College. In her spare time, she enjoys Chicago's vibrant dining scene, yoga, travel, and a good bourbon. She is a board member and volunteer for CANTER Chicago, a non-profit organization that helps retiring racehorses find loving homes.
If you are looking for an experienced broker with a detailed knowledge of the Chicago market, please contact Jennifer today!
Clients are saying:
"Jennifer Barnes is an utter pleasure to work with. She provided the necessary guidance, knowledge, and hand-holding I needed as a first-time seller. She was always in constant contact, whether to provide updates or to answer any questions I had. No question was too silly or too small to respond to right away. Additionally, she went above the call of duty helping to prepare my home for sale, staging, and closing. She's also a tough negotiator and was a fantastic advocate on my behalf during the sales process. I would work with her again in a heartbeat, and I recommend that any seller or buyer contact her immediately."
"I've worked with Jennifer on several properties now- both in Chicago and Oak Park. She is amazing to work with- super knowledgeable, on the ball, endlessly available, devoted, professional, and so incredibly hardworking. On our recent house hunt, we were in and out of the market and looking for nearly a year. We wanted to find a forever home and knew we were being incredibly picky. Jennifer was patient, never pushy, and was invested in the whole process with us. Not only did we find our dream home, but we received multiple offers on our old home, for which we wholly credit Jennifer's expertise. We recommend her to everyone we know. She is the best agent out there."
"This was our second time working with Jennifer to purchase a home and I can’t see us using anyone else. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and comes highly recommended."
"I have now worked with Jennifer on three real estate deals--two purchases and one sale--and she is fantastic to work with. We recently sold our old home and purchased a new home. She was very involved in every step of the process, from suggesting minor improvements to our old home to make it move more quickly, to personally overseeing the photo shoot and other aspects of marketing, to recommending a top-notch loan officer and inspector. She took care of it all which made it much less stressful on us. Our old home was on the market for less than two weeks when we accepted an offer over asking price. Not quite sure how Jennifer swung that but it worked out incredibly well. She was spot on in suggesting potential new homes and quickly learned our tastes, saving us a lot of time by not showing us duds. We were freaking out a bit when we accepted an offer without having a new house to move into yet and the affordable inventory in Oak Park was quite limited. But Jennifer was incredibly generous with her time and we found a great new home that we love. She is very patient and responsive, going out of her way on several occasions to answer our questions in a timely manner. I highly recommend Jennifer if you're selling your home or buying a new property."
"My husband and I needed to sell our home quickly. Our neighbor recommended Jennifer Barnes. We are forever grateful for that recommendation and for Jennifer's incredible guidance and professionalism. She is the best agent in Chicago. There is no comparison. We followed her advice on staging and listing price. She knows the market-Listen to her and you will be so thankful. Jennifer provided detailed feedback after each showing and throughout the selling process. She communicated every step of the way. When attorneys/financing slowed the sale, Jennifer came in strong and represented us with such grace. I am certain the sale went through entirely due to her communication skills and finesse. Work with Jennifer and you will find a very significant moment in life MUCH easier and even enjoyable. Jennifer Barnes is incredible. We are so grateful we found her. Thank you, Jennifer!"