Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork and Top Notch are the words that I would use to describe about Barry Goodrich. I have worked with several realtors in the past and Barry is the BEST realtor that I have known. I have to say, Barry is one of the few good man left in this industry. I first know about Barry through an ad with his picture on Zillow. My first impression was that this person looked friendly and had a nice smile. I picked up the phone and thought I tried my luck with this realtor. Barry was very spontaneous and made the arrangement to show me houses within a few hours. Once I met him in person, he had a lot more to offer than just looking friendly and a nice smile.
He was very professional, greeted us with good eye contact and a great smile (even better than the one I saw on the website). He was a wonderful listener and consistently treated me with courtesy and respect. He sat down with me and my husband to see what kind of house we were looking for and the criteria needed for the house. Of course, anyone looking for a house would be looking for certain things such as square footage, number of rooms, yard size…but for us specifically, we would also need for the front door of the house to face a certain direction, South or North. Barry was very knowledgeable and was able pull up a list of houses with these criteria instantly.
The reason why I consider Barry’s work as excellence is because he not only showed us several houses but he also took all the necessary measure to ensure we were comfortable with the house. He never pushed us toward making any decision like some other realtors that I have known. After the first time seeing him and the houses, he continued to update the inventory of the houses available in the area that we were looking for on a daily basis. Barry showed us quite a bit of different houses and he only sent us the information of the houses with the exact match to the criteria that we have requested in the first place so that we would not waste any of our time. Working with him gave us a sense of trust.
Finally, that day had come…The day we found our dream home!!! Not too long after we met Barry. Not only the house had every single criteria met on our check list, it was even beyond our expectation but still within a very reasonable and affordable pricing. As the matter of fact, we went to see the house even before it was advertised on any websites because Barry was faster than any of them and he had such great relationship with the other listing agents in the area and so we received the very first news of the press!!! That is the key for success in term of buying a house. You have to know the right realtor who can get you the house you wanted but at the same time, you have to be faster than everyone else. The minute I saw that house I knew right away I wanted it but we told Barry we wanted to think about it before we made any decision. Barry was totally fine with it but we couldn’t wait any longer…At 10:00pm that night we submitted our offer to Barry via email. He confirmed the offer submitted at 7:00am the next day.
My offer was accepted within 5 business days. We moved forward with all the steps such as open escrow, appraisal, and inspection. Everything went well and we were heading to final walk through day. On that day, we found a leak in the house and the dry wall and part of the wood floor got damaged. Within 24 hours, Barry and the listing agent got together and the seller was willing to pay and fix for the damage. Barry was actively contributed to the collaboration of this process and clearly communicated ideas in order to ensure everything was taken care before we signed off escrow paper work for closing. He demonstrated such a great team work and passion in his work. We closed escrow within 3 weeks and have moved in our new house now and continue enjoying it more and more every day. Barry, THANK YOU for everything you have done for us. Greatly appreciate it. You are the Top Notch Realtor and we would do business with you again anytime!!!… MoreLess