Thank you again Barry for your steady hand, your calm but energetic, no-nonsense
practical approach to selling.
We can't say enough about how we really appreciated your guidance.
We feel you saved our sanity in what for us has been a long process of downsizing.
Friends and neighbours have been asking about our experiences with selling, and we
always tell them how easy it was working with you.
|David Gladwin and Mary Soper
200 Daly Avenue, Ottawa 2016
Just a quick note to thank you for your services in connection with
the sale of my late brother's house.
You made a difficult family situation much easier, and your professionalism was outstanding.
Quick results are allowing us to move forward now, and we wanted you
to know that we have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
|Kevin and Lise
This is our second home sale with Barry (after 22 years). Initially, we toyed with idea of
do-it-yourself home marketing, to save the high cost of an agent's commission. But we also
wanted to sell our home quickly. We decided to go with an agent with a proven track record.
Barry is High Octane, yet very personable and easy to deal with. From prior experience,
we knew what he could do for us. We presented our main objectives to him: sell quickly,
with no complications. He walked us through various service level options, and offered
some welcome insight, from both seller and buyer perspectives. We chose his Full Service
Option on MLS. Throughout the entire process, Barry kept us in the loop. He responded
immediately to our phone/e-mail requests, and provided key feedback from agents and
prospective buyers alike.
We followed Barry's advice; one Open House only, with subsequent agent/client viewings
arranged, as requested. The outcome speaks for itself - within a (busy!) week of Barry,
as well as several agents from all companies showing our property, we obtained a solid
offer, 100% of our asking price. No negotiating, no hidden fees, no admin overhead, no
complications, and no surprises.
"Try Barry - you get great service and great value in one package - and it's money in your
|Deb & Ted O'Ray
31 Sample Road, Ottawa
We could not have asked for a better realtor, Barry. In addition to providing
solid, informed, and strategic advice about available properties, neighbourhood
amenities and competitive pricing, your invaluable assistance in hiring and
supervising painters, floor refinishers and cleaners went above and beyond the
call of duty. Based on both our selling and buying experiences with you, we
would recommend your services unreservedly to anyone seeking real estate
representation in Ottawa.
|David Mitchell, President and CEO of the Public Policy Forum
Shari Graydon, Media Critic and author of "In Your Face" and "Made You Look"
It was with pleasure we turned once again to Barry to help us find that
right home. Having worked with him on our first move into the area,
a wonderful Penthouse rental just over a year ago, there was no question
we wanted to use Barry again once we made the decision to look for a
place to call our permanent home. Our directions were less than clear;
a place in the city or back to semi-rural living - not sure. On top of
that, once we decided it was time to look around, we wanted to start the
Barry responded professionally and supportively, working with us on a
number of options and setting up appointments over night to meet our
sense of 'now'. The result: we are the very proud owners of the perfect
place for us on the Canal. Thank you Barry - a job very well done!
|Mike and Carol Pascoe
We first enlisted Barry Humphrey five years ago to help us buy a luxury
townhouse in a certain development on the canal where there were none
for sale that interested us at that time. He canvassed everyone in units
we would consider buying, and found a seller immediately. Next, he sold
the condo we had been living in very quickly, even though there were some
special assessment issues regarding foundation problems.
Several years later, my elderly father wanted to buy a condo in a specific
highrise, using a real estate agent that he knew. The agent did not return
my calls for several days so I called Barry. We viewed the available units
the next day and made an offer which was accepted. Following this, Barry
placed my father's house for sale and sold it within a month. This was a
50 yr old home in need of much TLC and repairs but he obtained a very good
price for it. Also, he put us in touch with someone experienced in
dismantling estates and selling contents, which was a godsend.
Barry also negotiated a very good deal for us on a highrise condo penthouse
apartment that was being built, which we now have as an investment.
Additionally, he found us excellent tenants for it, the first for 19 months,
the second for 5 years.
These experiences over the past five years clearly demonstrate why Barry
Humprhey is a top notch real estate agent. He returns calls promptly, has
an easy going, no pressure approach and gets desirable results fast. We
recommend Barry Humphrey to our friends and acquaintances whenever possible.
|Neville and Cindy
LOTTO 649 WINNERS
Our frequent moves in and out of Ottawa have made the selection
of a professional real estate firm and reliable agent a key to our professional
mobility. Deciding to sell our Alta Vista family home, we contacted Barry
Humphrey, given his reputation and extensive marketing
experience in our neighborhood. Barry provided us with the highest quality
professional service: he advised knowledgeably on preparing the house for sale;
he arranged a constant stream of visitors from the industry, as well as potential
buyers; he negotiated a competitive bid that led to a sale price higher than what
we had initially sought. At the daily and practical level, he returned phone
calls promptly, answered our questions with patience, and provided us with
confidence in his professional capacities. All in all, it was a very satisfactory
process, that led to the sale of our house in the shortest time possible, at an
Thanks Barry, we will call on you again. Cheers!
|Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Caron
Assistant Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
...We were trying to sell our home on our own and could not
believe the wasted time, energy and frustration to which we were subjected.
Barry, you saved our sanity. We learned our lesson that private buyers are
educated bargain hunters. We have a new respect for agents and the work they
do. You're worth every penny. Thanks again and keep in touch with us.
|John and Christine Thibeault
I happened to see Barry Humphrey in
the Buzz Centretown Paper a couple of months ago and put it aside. I honestly
thought this ad was " too good to be true"!
So I looked at the "Buzz" again and decided to call Barry.
When Barry arrived at my condo, I was impressed. He was very
well spoken and a person I felt I could do business with, thus; I listed my
condo with him. In a matter of a day or so, he came by my place and produced
a beautiful "presentation" of my condo. My condo sold in less than 2 weeks!
Barry is an excellent Realtor, very professional and certainly
knows his craft! I like the MLS listing especially. I certainly saved a
great deal of money, i.e. my sale, but more importantly I met a fantastic,
honest Sales Representative!
Thank you, Barry, for everything! Sincerely,
My wife and I had been toying with the idea of purchasing
a new home in the country, a sort of home, cottage and vacation spot all
rolled into one. We thought we would never find the right place for us
until one day we saw an advertisement in the newspaper. We checked it out
on Barry's website. We could not believe our luck. There "IT" was!!!!!
At first we thought, well this is just too good to be true
and these real estate agents always glamorize these things to grab you in
and work on you once you are there. We made an appointment with Barry to
view the property and we were very pleasantly surprised. His description
of the property and house was no exaggeration. We were so impressed with
Barry's straight forward, no nonsense and no pressure approach that we
were very comfortable to place an offer on the property with the condition
that we sell our present home. We were fortunate to have this conditional
offer accepted by his clients.
We were so comfortable with Barry's professionalism and
sincerity that we asked him to handle the sale of our present home. Barry
made all the arrangements for us and on the following Saturday afternoon
we had three showings. Within the span of three hours we had two competitive
offers!! Just incredible!! Barry sold our home for us, guaranteeing the
purchase of our dream home.
Thank you so much for making this dream of ours come true
Barry. We will certainly be glad to refer Barry to our friends and relatives
if they need a real estate agent.
|Colette & Dan Rivet