"Barry Moves You to Success"
My goal is to serve my clients the same way that I would want to be taken care of if I was a buyer or seller. “ Barry Newman
Barry opened Willow Lake Real Estate, a residential real estate company in Glenview in 2001 and ran it until 2010. Realizing that he was splitting his time selling homes and managing brokers and that sales suited him best, he decided to sell his brokerage and team up with the fastest growing real estate brokerage on the north shore, @properties. Since that transition his home sales have kept him in the top 3% of brokers nationwide.
He is a hands-on broker, from home market analysis to custom marketing for each client listing. With over 92% of home buyers searching the internet, an enhanced online presence is essential. Barry insures that presence by utilizing @properties' superior marketing strategies with his focus on the the specific needs of his client. Plans feature targeted advertising, email campaigns and the most current and innovative internet vision available. Prior to introducing a home to the community, he will work with the seller to optimize the presentation of their home, expertly assess the market value, identify the target market, and develop a strategic marketing plan.
Barry is an Illinois native, born in Chicago and raised in the north shore. He and his wife and son moved from Chicago's Depaul area to Glenview in 2002, where he currently resides with his wife, their son's dog, Cody and their water turtle Spike Water Rock Newman. An enthusiastic Chicago sport's fan and, when time permits, an avid golfer.
:: List to sell ratio is a high 96% “ this means he correctly prices properties
:: Listings sell in less than four months on the market
:: Buyers purchase their properties at a low 78% of the list price
Clients are saying:
"5 stars all the way. He was incredible at walking me through my first time home purchase. He answered emails and texts immediately and most importantly courteously (I had many many questions).
He had great knowledge of the area and the properties we looked at.
Closing was a breeze!
I have even recommended him to a family member to find her next home."
"This is the third real estate transaction i have been involved in with Barry. As a mortgage lender myself i understand the value that a realtor brings to the table and Barry definitely brings those values. He kept us updated with regards to the market area we were looking at and was always available to show us homes (he was very patient and understanding to our needs). He helped wiht negotiations and even went up and above to help finalize the purchase. I would strongly recommend Barry to anyone looking to buy or sell (helped me with sale of previous home in 9 days) a home."
"3rd time using Barry and as always very pleased with his service."
"I got in touch with Barry Newman for purchasing my daughter's first house. She was looking for a house in Glenview or Northbrook. Before our contact with Barry, we looked at many houses that were not in the interest of my daughter and because of that she was very disappointed. Knowing the surrounding areas in Glenview and Northbrook as well as other suburbs, Barry helped my daughter to find her dream house which was in the ownership of a bank. Barry's background in foreclosed houses and his great experience, communication skills, availability and flexibility, energy and his positive personality and effort helped us tremendously to purchase the house. No others or at least very few people could do what Barry Newman has done for us. When I go to my daughter's beautiful house I see her happiness and I am forever thankful of Barry. I highly recommend Barry in finding your dream home!"
"We truly enjoyed working with Barry, He is a hard working, professional and very knowledgeable in the Northshore areas. He was able to sell our million dollar home within 2 months, which was exceeding our expectations. Barry was also represented us as a buyer agent.
We have interviewed quite a few Realtors before we decided to pick him, and indeed we didn't regret. In a word, I would highly recommend Barry to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a home in the Northshore areas."