Testimonials

The following testimonials were written by just some of Barry's past clients, some unsolicited, all are truly appreciated.


SENIORS SUCCESS!


Barry Cummings was our Realtor for both buying a condo and selling our townhome. He was very knowledgeable about real estate on the North Shore and who the original builders of various complexes were. Every phone call, text, or email was quickly responded to and he was prompt for meetings or appointments. He's enthusiastic, personable and conscientious and we would highly recommend him. We were extremely satisfied with his service.

JUDY and PETE


                                                 MILLENNIAL'S FIRST BUY

RE: SOLD


BARRY HELPED ME BUY MY FIRST HOME AND I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER WITH THE RESULT.

EVERY STEP OF THE WAY BARRY KEPT ME INFORMED AND MADE SURE I WAS COMFORTABLE WITH EVERY LITTLE DETAIL. YOU CAN TELL THIS GUY HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR A FEW YEARS, IT ALL SEEMS TO COME NATURALLY TO HIM. 

THINGS YOU WOULDN'T THINK TO LOOK FOR, THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO ASK, CLEVER WAYS TO MINE FOR INFORMATION.

BARRY IS FULL OF WISDOM AND IS NEVER PUSHY ABOUT IT.

I'D RECOMMEND BARRY TO ANYONE LOOKING TO GET INTO A NEW HOME


MATT




                                                                 THREE MOVES A CHARM!



WE HAVE USED BARRY FOR THREE MOVES AND HE GAVE  US EXCELLENT, PRACTICAL ADVICE ON HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF OUR HOME BEFORE SELLING AND USED SMART MARKETING STRATEGIES TO OBTAIN FOR US THE BEST PRICE.

HE IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT THE HOMES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS OF THE NORTH SHORE.

HE KNOWS BUYING A HOME IS YOUR  BIGGEST INVESTMENT AND TALKED US OUT OF HOMES WE WANTED TO BUY BECAUSE HE KNEW THEY WERE PROBLEMATIC OR WOULD HAVE RESALE PROBLEMS. MOST REALTORS WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY JUST TO MAKE A SALE. WE WOULDN'T USE ANYONE ELSE ON THE NORTH SHORE!


THANKS, HEATHER AND JOHN


                                                            BANKER PLEASED MULTIPLE TIMES!


PURCHASE AND SALE BOTH MULTIPLE OFFER SITUATIONS AND BOTH SUCCESSFUL FOR ME BASED ON BARRY'S EXPERTISE.

I ORIGINALLY PURCHASED WITH BARRY IN 1994 AND AT THAT TIME THERE WAS MULTIPLE OFFERS COMING IN ON THE TOWNHOME I WANTED TO PURCHASE. AS SOON AS I WALKED INTO THE TOWNHOME IN LYNN VALLEY I KNEW I WANTED TO LIVE THERE. IT'S THAT STRONG FEELING YOU GET.

THERE WERE MULTIPLE OFFERS ON THE TOWNHOME AND WITH BARRY'S EXPERTISE AND NEGOTIATIONS ON DIFFERENT TERMS THAT WERE IMPORTANT TO THE SELLER. I WOUND UP BEING THE SUCCESSFUL PURCHASER WHICH WAS WONDERFUL AND LIVED THERE FOR 26 YEARS. I LOVED THE AREA  SO MUCH! 

THEN THE TIME CAME TO SELL AND MAKE A CHANGE AND I ASKED BARRY TO HELP ME AGAIN.

VERY PROFESSIONAL PICTURES  AND VIDEO WERE TAKEN AND DISCUSSION WHICH PROVIDED THE EXPECTATIONS TO BE SET.

THROUGH THE DELAYED MARKETING PLAN, WHEN I SOLD MY TOWNHOUSE THERE WERE MULTIPLE OFFERS ON IT AND BARRY'S PROFESSIONALISM SHONE!

THERE WERE OVER 20 QUALIFIED SHOWINGS AND BARRY WAS SKILLFUL IN DEALING WITH COVID PROTOCOL ON ALL FRONTS AND I APPRECIATED HIS GUIDANCE OF GOING THROUGH THE PROS AND CONS OF EACH OFFER.

BARRY PROVIDED INVALUABLE ADVICE AND COMFORT DURING A STRESSFUL TIME.

I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND BARRY ANYTIME IF YOU WANT TO  BUY OR SELL OR ARE SIMPLY THINKING OF MAKING A CHANGE AND NEED ADVICE.


SUZIE

                                                   

 ESTATE SALE SUCCESS!

 

In June of 2019 we listed our Mother's house with Barry Cummings of Royal Lepage Sussex Realty. Barry walked through the house and determined the type of buyer he thought would be attracted to the house. He proceeded to assemble a 35 page information package and as a result of this research recommended a selling price. He marketed to the preferred buyer and within one week we not only received a fair market price for the house but also sold to the preferred buyer ... someone who could see the potential in a 72 year old house.

We were more than satisfied with Barry and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.


Dave Cole and Pat Decoursey

 

DOCTOR KNOWS BEST!

 

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

This is an unsolicited letter of recommendation for Mr. Barry Cummings. When my wife and I decided to buy a larger house last year, we contacted Barry. I had known Barry for many years and knew him to have a wide range of knowledge of Vancouver real estate.

 

 

We were immediately impressed by how he approached the issue of finding us a new house. As we were very particular about the type of house we wanted, he suggested we work towards finding that house first. I know many realtors prefer you to list your own house first, and it was a pleasure to see how Barry used his talents to serve our needs.

 

 

After starting with a general idea of the type of house we wanted, the areas we were looking at, and price, Barry suggested several open houses for viewing. As we went to open houses and gave him feed back on what we had liked and disliked about them, he used this information to refine the search. We were not in a rush, so several months went by. Barry kept in touch with us, talking about new listings as they became available. His knowledge of the different neighbourhoods in the areas we were looking at was extensive. In the meantime, he had inspected our house and given us a list of updates and repairs that should be done, and we were working on these.

 

 

One day Barry called us to say he was viewing a new home and that we should come right over! He had never asked us to do this before, so we viewed the house right away. The house was exactly what we were looking for. He knew the builder and the listing agent, and with this knowledge helped us frame the offer in such a way that we got it below asking price, before the first open house. This was during a very competitive market for this type of house. We love our new house, and we know we never would have found it without Barry.

 

Barry also quickly listed our old house, and sold it within three weeks for exactly the price he predicted it would get. We were very impressed with how quickly he organized the listing, and how much effort he put into the marketing of our house - each advertisement was different, he organized open houses and viewings, and gave us weekly feedback on everything he was doing. Throughout the whole process Barry was in constant contact with us.

 

 

Barry is a true professional, and it was a pleasure to deal with him. I recommend him most highly to anyone seeking to buy or sell real estate on the North Shore or anywhere in Vancouver. I would be happy to speak to you personally about Barry at any time.

 

 

Dr. Brett D. Coyle





CHRISTIAN COUPLE'S FIRST BUY


We are so glad that we chose Barry as our Realtor! He was very professional and exceptionally knowledgeable about the housing market. As first time buyers, he supported us every step of the way. He helped bring to our attention details that we had never even thought about before. He answered all our questions thoroughly and went above and beyond to make sure we would find a place that we loved. He even followed up with us after the move, looking at fixtures and details of the house with us. With his help, we were able to find the perfect house that we can now call our home!

We would definitely recommend Barry to anyone looking for a Realtor.


Camilo and Rachel


 

BARRY'S HAIRSTYLIST ENJOYS HIS SERVICE!!



Hi Barry,

Please see below for the testimonial that I wrote for your site:
I have personally known Barry for 20 years. Through his commitment to volunteer work, his friends and his family, I have seen first hand how honest, reliable and dedicated he is.
Seven years ago, he did a wonderful job selling my daughter and son in law's apartment. He was able to generate multiple offers and sell for over asking. He then successfully found them a perfect first time home in a great location, where they are still living and are raising their young children.
Nine months ago, Barry listed my mother's apartment in New Westminster. He did extensive research to ensure a fair and reasonable listing price. He was very patient and thoughtful during this challenging time of transition. There were other apartments for sale but Barry's hardwork and knowledge helped to complete the sale of my mother's apartment quickly.

I can't say enough about Barry's kindness, expertise and professionalism. I highly recommend him as a real estate coach.
Linda K.
North Vancouver, BC
                                                                 

                                                      90210 BEVERLY HILLS BUYER

I have bought and sold many homes over the past 35 years, and have never experienced the excellence Barry has.  He clearly loves and has extensive knowledge of city history, current and future city planning, and especially the best match for his clients.  Barry listens to everything I said I wanted and needed, and he heard everything in between those lines........No prior realtors have ever gone out of their way to be honest about properties they knew were not a good fit.   I felt confident that Barry wasn't simply going to close a deal in order to move to the next client; he truly wanted me to find the correct home.   I had been looking for my forever home in North Vancouver for over 4 years, and was now bidding in the hectic multiple-bidding scenarios of sometimes 20 offers (February 2022)!  Barry navigated calmly, and with his great knowledge not only of negotiating but structural and building integrity he closed the deal on the perfect property for me.   
I cannot state more emphatically how vital it is to have someone like Barry navigate this sometimes terrifying process.  It is one of life's stresses, and I felt completely confident we would complete to SOLD at the exact correct moment, which is what he accomplished.   
Deborah H.
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