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    "Barry word very hard.."

    Barry works very hard and is very productive -- when we request a showing, he usually schedules for the next 1-2 days and in certain cases even on the same day. He is very knowledgeable on both neighborhood and property, and is capable of and willing to point out the issues of either the neighborhood or the property, even in front of the listing agent. During price negotiation, as the buyers agent Barry understands the market well and can suggest a price that is likely to close the deal. Buyer can choose a more aggressive pricing -- as what we did -- to get a better deal, although at the risk of losing the deal. Overall, highly recommend Glenview IL Testimonials

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    "Barry Newman was very Honest"

    Barry Newman took the time to show me many condos and was very honest and direct about the areas and if meet my needs and not rush me to make a decision he was prompt in returning my phone calls and emails he was awesome to work with I would highly recommend his services to anyone because his response and professionalism was excellent thank you .Glenview IL Testimonials

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    "Barry helped us greatly.."

    We needed a realtor to help with finding a house for our move from California to Illinois. We had a challenge of finding a house remotely, and we had some specific requirements about the area, neighborhood, schools, as well as the price. Luckily, our friends recommended Barry Newman. Having a technology background, I can truly appreciate the system that Barry set up for us. Every day we would get pre-selected listings from Barry, review them, and get his detailed comments on pros and cons for each property. When it was time for us to look at the properties weve picked in person, we had very limited time, and Barry had accommodated all our requests, driving us around the area and providing very insightful little details on each little neighborhood. Such level of knowledge is unattainable by someone who had not lived the entire life in the area, like Barry had. We could tell that Barry is well-respected in his circles by observing him communicating with other agents. After we settled on the house we liked, Barry helped us greatly through all the steps of the process. In addition to knowing what to look for when buying a house, Barry also can easily tap into his network of attorneys, inspectors, loan brokers, and contractors. In our opinion, the best part about working with Barry is that he protects his clients interests, making sure that they get the right property at the right price. It is not common to get a privilege to work with a true professional, who is passionate and knowledgeable about his business. We strongly recommend Barrys services and will gladly use him again for our next real estate transaction.n" Glenview IL Testimonials

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    " Barry has a team of highly competent associates .."

    This note is a testament to the real estate broker services Barry Newman provided to my daughter Tricia Lee, and to myself as a first time homebuyers parent. We randomly encountered Barry as we searched real estate listings on the internet. Tricia was looking for her first home and with her apartment lease expiring in 3 months. We found that Barry made good use of internet access and advertising, as his name came up on numerous occasions, so we contacted him. I made a cold call to Barry on a Sunday afternoon, and asked if he could meet us that very same day. Tricia travels occasionally with her job, and is also in graduate school part time, so our opportunities for house hunting were limited. Though he was conducting his own open house, he promptly made an appointment with us that very afternoon at 4pm, and showed us a few townhomes in Northbrook Green. He was always available to show us a listing. Tricia was looking for something under $300K, and Barry gave us his full attention, though we know he has sold million dollar homes as well. He never once pressured Tricia to make an offer. We made the offers when we were comfortable. He always offered words of wisdom from the heart - be it about resale value, schools, neighborhoods, what he perceived to be good value, or an overpriced property. If we wanted to make a $228K offer on a $269K property, Barry did not try to talk us out of it. He would honor the ask ("his fiduciary responsibility to his client") and made sure the seller got our offer, and saw that a counter-offer was pursued. In the end, Barry helped Tricia close on the purchase of a new townhouse. He negotiated a price we are convinced we could not have gotten for ourselves, and he knew of the levers that were important to the builder in making those negotiations. I have bought and sold 3 homes, so I have an idea of what Barry did for us. The anecdotes mentioned speak to Barry as a true professional. He did his job, and he did it well. We also have found that Barry has a team of highly competent associates whom we utilized, including a home inspector, and a mortgage broker. We really needed competent people as Tricia executed an end-of-month closing within 12 days of committing to purchase. We have learned that if Barry makes a recommendation to us, we have to seriously consider it. Even if we might not agree on a point, Barry was professional about it, and would move on or work around it. In the end, what makes Barry special is that he is a good person, he is a fun person to do business with, he has principles and standards he upholds to, and he is committed to meeting the needs of his client. We all know brokers work for commission, but with Barry, you also know that it will take care of itself in due time, and the commision incentive does not drive any negative behaviors. We hope to utilize Barrys services again sometime in the future.Glenview IL Testimonials

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    " Barry Newman helps us to achieve the target."

    This is the second time that Barry Newman helps us to achieve the target. First time, Barry kept looking for the exactly matching property and negotiating the desired price. As a result we bought the town home where we will live. Second time was when we needed to lease our property. Barry helped us to find people to renovate the property and after that - he found the right renter. We would highly recommend Barry Newman of AtProperties to anybody looking for an experienced, responsible, and dedicated broker. Thanks Barry

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    "Barry was extremely helpful"

    Barry was extremely helpful in finding our wonderful home in Illinois. At the time my wife was living in Ohio and what impressed me about Barry (besides his professionalism) was how well in tune he was with our requirements. Barry was able to line up a number of excellent properties for us to review and in a single trip from OH, my wife and I were able to find the property we were looking for. I had worked with a couple of realtor but was not too impressed, they really did not provide much more than I looking through the local listings and making an appointment to see the house. With Barry he was well versed with the properties available in the area, and pointed the good and bad in each we viewed. Once we had selected the property, Barry worked with us, the lawyers as well as the mortgage company until the day of closing. Barry is very loyal to his clients. We would highly recommend Barry to anyone looking at purchasing a home. It’s been 4 years since Barry helped us buy our home, we still keep in touch.Thanks,Tariq and Eiman

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    "Barry was always willing to accomodate our needs "

    What was your PRIMARY reason for selecting your broker?The Internet How satisfied were you with the knowledge and professionalism provided by your broker?5How satisfied were you with the quality and frequency of communication provided by your broker?5How satisfied were you with the assistance your broker provided in negotiating the price/terms of the sale?5Given the opportunity, how likely would you be to recommend the services of your broker to a friend, neighbor or relatives?5If you would be so kind, please provide a testimonial for your broker to use:Barry Newman was our broker and was phenomenal! His expertise, persistence and most importantly, patience were much appreciated as we pursued our endeavor of purchasing our first home together. It was a long process and being fairly new to the area, we were quite indecisive about price, location and style of home we were looking for. Barry was always willing to accomodate our needs, while also providing additional insights for us to consider. Ultimately, we settled on building a new home and couldnt be happier with our decision. Our gratitude goes out to Barry for making this process as painless as possible.

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    "He was accommodating to our needs from a scheduling standpoint "

    To Whom It May Concern,I am writing to express my complete satisfaction with Barry Newman as a realtor. Throughout the entire process Barry was professional, conscientious, and motivated. Barry is very knowledgeable of the Chicago area having lived both in the city and suburbs and was very helpful in steering us to the right area. He was accommodating to our needs from a scheduling standpoint, since we were moving from out of state and had a tight time frame. I also found his software program for tracking homes of interest to be very helpful during the process. The ability to detail notes and see pictures of all of the homes in one central location made the process so much easier. I would be delighted to answer any specific questions regarding Barry’s performance

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    "True professional"

    We needed a realtor to help with finding a house for our move from California to Illinois. We had a challenge of finding a house remotely, and we had some specific requirements about the area, neighborhood, schools, as well as the price. Luckily, our friends recommended Barry Newman. Having a technology background, I can truly appreciate the system that Barry set up for us. Every day we would get pre-selected listings from Barry, review them, and get his detailed comments on pros and cons for each property. When it was time for us to look at the properties weve picked in person, we had very limited time, and Barry had accommodated all our requests, driving us around the area and providing very insightful little details on each little neighborhood. Such level of knowledge is unattainable by someone who had not lived the entire life in the area, like Barry had. We could tell that Barry is well-respected in his circles by observing him communicating with other agents.After we settled on the house we liked, Barry helped us greatly through all the steps of the process. In addition to knowing what to look for when buying a house, Barry also can easily tap into his network of attorneys, inspectors, loan brokers, and contractors.In our opinion, the best part about working with Barry is that he protects his clients interests, making sure that they get the right property at the right price. It is not common to get a privilege to work with a true professional, who is passionate and knowledgeable about his business. We strongly recommend Barrys services and will gladly use him again for our next real estate transaction.

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    "Barry handled my townhouse in the same professional manner as his other listings."

    It seems that just about everyone has the time to write letters of complaint, but very few of us take the time to write a letter expressing how pleased we are with the efforts of an individual.That individual is one of your Brokers, Mr. Barry Newman.After listening to his professional presentation, we decided to have him find a buyer formy townhouse in Deerfield. We had two very large problems to deal with; the badeconomy, and the lack of FHA approval to obtain mortgages in my complex.Barry gave me invaluable advice for making my townhouse more appealing. He worked very hard in getting people interested in seeing my unit.My property was far from a million dollar listing, but I know Barry handled my townhousein the same professional manner as his other listings.Gentlemen, you are fortunate to have such a hard working professional in yourcompany.

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    "Barry did exactly as he promised. "

    Barry did exactly as he promised. He found a great home in my price range in a great area. He worked around my schedule and did great job!

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    "he was able to come over right away"

    Owners of @properties, My house was getting too big for the two of us and we wanted to down size. We were very lucky that our neighbor had used Barry to purchase their home and they recommended him. When we contacted Barry he was able to come over right away and explain what our home was worth. He also told us that he would accompany all showings which was a huge concern for us as we had a lot of valuable art work. We couldn’t have been happier with the price and the time it took to sell. We are so grateful that we hired Barry to sell our home. He is a true professional and we so much enjoyed chatting with him about real estate and life. Your company is very lucky to have Barry. He was our realtor and friend

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    "I so much appreciate your knowledge of the Glen and your hard work"

    Dear Barry,I so much appreciate your knowledge of the Glen and your hard work. As you know we had our property listed with one of the most well-known agents in Glenview but she couldn’t sell our home. We contacted you through a friend’s recommendation and you did what you promised, sell fast and get a great price. Our goal was to move to Texas but until our home sold we were stuck in Glenview. Now the load was lifted off our shoulders as we are in Texas and couldn’t be happier. If any of my Glen friends need a realtor, we will definitely refer

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    " I feel very fortunate to have met Barry Newman as a realtor."

    I feel very fortunate to have met Barry Newman as a realtor. I moved to the USA from abroad three years ago for my career; soon after I decided to buy a home here. Barry and his staff worked diligently to locate the right property for me in a nice neighborhood that was within my budget. Barry is incredibly patient and professional. He took time to explain the process during every step of the way. Being new to the States, I was unsure about how real estate transactions works, but his team explained every aspect to me in detail. I was never left uncertain or with unanswered questions. His reputation for integrity and honesty are clearly very important to him. Barry never hesitated to point out both the pros and cons of the different properties we visited. Considering I had a limited budget, he was generous with the time that he spent finding me a property. Meeting a true professional is a rare occasion these days. I am quite impressed by Barry’s professionalism and highly recommend him as a real estate agent.

    Barry Newman - Agent with 

@Properties - Glenview Real Estate
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