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Dick Barr
Broker/Owner, Illinois Managing Broker (13 years experience)
97 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Foreclosure

 
- Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2014 - Swebster12
Bought a Other home in 2014 in Albany Park, Chicago, IL.
Dick took the time to ask the important questions and research properties, showing us only properties that fit our needs and price range. Dick was very helpful throughout the purchase process.
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05/08/2014 - jxmeade
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL.
The first time I met Dick he made a self-depreciating joke about his name. He said, "most people call me Dick, even before I tell them my name." That couldn't be further from the truth. Dick answered his phone every time we called, and if he missed the call he called back immediately. There were times I felt bad for bothering him so much at what I'm sure were inopportune times but he always made us feel welcomed every time. Dick is a very passive agent. There was never a sales pitch, and there was definitely never any pressure. Most times it felt like we were his only client with how much time and attention he paid to us.
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04/28/2014 - Jjames1492
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Glenview, IL.
It’s so funny I got your review request today Dick. Last week, we were in Florida in our hotel room and Lorraine starts yelling for me to come look at the TV. It was you on House Hunters. Congratulations on that!

If anyone is reading this, it means you’re looking in the right direction. Dick is just so far above any real estate agent we’ve ever worked with before. He’s professional, respectful, knowledgable, cordial, fun, exciting, diligent, hard working, etc. etc. etc.

I don’t think you will ever meet another agent quite like him. He’s like family to us now. He really cared about what we wanted. He was never afraid to back down on his negotiations. He told us outright, Never be afraid to walk away from a deal to get what you want, even if it meant another 2 months of looking. And he knew exactly when to call their bluff. It’s like he has a 6th sense about the psychology of real estate.

When we first met he asked us a bunch of questions that he said helped him be able to see houses through our eyes. At first we thought it was silly but we played along, but honestly, when we were done, I was a believer!!! I learned more about what I wanted than I even knew before meeting him.

You’re a real mensch Dick. Good luck!
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04/24/2014 - popejohn973
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Skokie, IL.
Thanks for the request Dick. I’m happy to be able to review you. It has been a couple of years since we’ve moved in and the house looks great still. We finished the basement and almost doubled our floor space. Thank you for the contractor referrals. As far as your service, it was nice, smooth and professional from beginning to end. Mary and I both enjoy that you have stayed in touch with us, and we refer you to everyone who asks for a good realtor. Take care and good luck Dick.
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04/24/2014 - richc769
Showed home in 2014 in Druce Lake, IL 60046.
There are good agents and bad agents, and then there’s Dick. Dick is not like an agent at all. At least not like the ones you hear about or see on tv. (Although he was on TV, HA) Working with Dick was a nice experience because we learned a lot about ourselves during the process. It turned out that my GF and I are really not ready for home ownership. Dick helped us realize that. He put us on a track that should help us prepare better. I don’t think many agents would take the time to offer advice to people who no longer meant a commission to them. Thanks!
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04/24/2014 - Tomroston1165
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Norwood Park West, Chicago, IL.
I’ve worked with quite a few real estate agents before Dick. I have to say working with Dick is unlike any of my other experiences. It’s not like working with an agent, as Dick seems like he’s more concerned about us than he is himself or his commission. Dick pointed out flaws in houses that we didn’t notice and actually talked us out of certain homes because they didn’t fit the ideal we were looking for. He kept us from settling. I would gladly recommend Dick to anyone I care about. He also said something that made us feel really good right off from the beginning. He said, “Don’t look at me like a Real Estate Broker. Consider me your friend in the business for life.” It’s nice being able to ask him all of the questions we would otherwise be afraid or too intimidated to ask. Thanks Dick!
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04/24/2014 - greciansava
Bought a home in 2013.
When you're a first-time homebuyer, you better make sure your agent is qualified and has experience. We had a nightmare experience right before we met dick. I cannot believe how much difference in agent makes. I really thought it was me that was the problem. Dick did such a wonderful job in helping us and making us clear on the whole process. Yes there were pitfalls during the transaction, but dick was on top of them before we even found out about them. He was always on the phone with the lender pushing for information and imposing deadlines. It seems like every other day the lender popped up with a different question that we had to hurdle. Dick pushed it through and made sure we got to the closing table on time. I really couldn't have been happier. I hope dick meant it when he said we have a friend in the business for life. Gave us a really nice feeling.
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06/22/2012 - user6046165
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Warrenville, IL.
My experience with Dick Barr was incredible.

When I started looking for a home I decided to go it my own as I've always believed in my own abilities. Realizing the work involved, I decided maybe it would be best to go with someone. I came across several agents that were "Yes Men (and women)" Everything about the house was beautiful, everything was perfect for me, and I could feel the urge to decide right then and there.

A friend of mine pointed me to the sight zillow.com On the side I saw a bunch of reviews and one was of Dick Barr. The reviews were just honest and kind. People he hadn't even closed on homes with and he maintained a kind relationship with. I sent him a message and the next day he was setting up a meeting to sit down and talk.

When we sat down he gave me a lot of information and really worked on laying a foundation of getting to know me and what my expectations were. We connected on a lot of things and he was very personable. I'm pretty cautious and I felt very at ease working with him. He expressed that this process is the greatest moment for most people, that first house for our family, and stressed how important it was that he was here to facilitate that experience.

After that, my girlfriend and I had no reservations about him, personable, easy going, and insightful, and he even keyed in on a lot of things about us that I didn't really notice.

Through the whole process he talked with us, gave us tips, and guided us into this unknown process explaining all the obstacles we may and will encounter. We went into houses and he was honest, he found defects, he knew a lot about building codes, and he taught me a lot of what is within reasonable expectation for my abilities as far as fixing goes (I'm one of those guys that tends to bite off more than I can chew), and he was honest when he saw things that he just didn't think was right for us.

After several houses, we came across one that was perfect for us. He was there for the home inspections, pest inspections, talked to us, and just really eased us through the process.

We wanted the house in March, closed in May and it is mid June and we're pretty much all settled. He's an incredible guy to have on your side, he knows his job well and he's very accurate with his estimations and expectations, great foresight into potential issues and everything. I cannot recommend him highly enough, and to you Dick, I wish only the best for you. From my family to yours, thank you. You were instrumental in helping us get here.
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04/03/2012 - ulhaque1
Bought a home in 2012.
Dick Barr is very friendly, knowledgeable and skilled person in Real Estate. He knows the areas very well, their geographical, social and economical importance. He helped me turning my dream into reality. I highly recommend him for your Real Estate needs..
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03/28/2012 - user915978
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $600K in Highland Park, IL.
We were referred to Dick through an online service. We eventually came to understand how very fortunate we were to have him as our agent. Even though we told Dick we were ten months from a purchase he responded immediately to our requests for information. He didn't bat an eye when in the course of time our search went from condos, to single family homes, to townhouses. For seven months Dick continued to feed us properties which met our requirements. When we flew into Chicago from Oklahoma he met us at the airport and successfully guided us to our new home. He is a professional who keeps his eye on customer service... Even after the sale closed he's stayed in touch. If we ever sell and buy again he will be our agent. And, we've strongly recommended Dick to our daughter and son in law who are in the beginning stages of their search for a new home.
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Address:
The Dick Barr Group
291 W Country Walk Drive
Round Lake Beach, IL  60073
Phone:
(847) 440-5814
Cell:
(847) 859-5456
Fax:
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Member since:
12/06/2010
Licenses:
  • 471.011187 (Illinois Managing Broker)