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:
"We have worked with Jennifer twice on the buy side and once on the sale side and in each case we were very happy with our experience and our results. Jennifer was extremely helpful with the entire process and even helped with items outside her direct responsibilities. For example - obtaining quotes for work to be done as part of the negotiation process. I would strongly recommend Jennifer to anyone looking to buy or sell in Chicago and the surrounding area."
"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."
"Jennifer was an absolute pleasure to work with in selling our home. We were on an extremely fast timeline, and Jennifer was there every step of the way to help us out as much as possible. Before we listed we reached out to a few different agents to get opinions on what price to start at. We had our own list price in mind, but got wildly varying opinions from other agents. We ended up deciding on Jennifer, because she came in with a very pragmatic approach driven by her understanding of the market, and had a well thought out contingency plan in case we had less interest that we hoped/anticipated. This proved unnecessary however because our home went under contract at list price immediately! The photos, staging, marketing and write-ups from Jennifer and her team were all top notch. But more importantly, Jennifer was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. She went above and beyond by helping us find and schedule some contractors to have work done prior to listing, and helped coordinate a post-move out cleaning, after we were already long gone from Chicago. During one of the most stressful series of events we've ever gone through, Jennifer was always there to communicate and make things run as smoothly as possible."
"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 to admit I had a preconceived notion (mostly from hearing my friends' stories) that selling my house (that I was living in) is going to be an awful experience. It was NOT!
From the very first moment Jennifer put me at ease, explained the whole process step by step (and often repeated more than once). She was always accessible, extremely dependable and ethical (yes, ethical). I like her comprehensive approach, from her initial house decoration/decluttering/paint suggestion etc. to sensibly pricing my house to sell. My house sold in two weeks!!!
I would recommend this true professional with all my heart and enthusiasm!"