Barry is a fantastic broker, always going the extra mile (or several, in my case). In driving to show different apartments, he toured me around the neighborhood and made numerous recommendations for restaurants and grocery stores, and told me which to stay away from. He was really knowledgable of the neighborhood I was looking around in and had good relationships with plenty of landlords. I flew in from out of town to look for apartments, and he was in contact with me many times beforehand to make sure I had the relevant paperwork and finances so I didn't get screwed. I'd recommend Barry to anybody, especially if you're looking for an apartment for the first time in NYC.
Barry was excellent to work with. He responded quickly, gave great information, respected our requirements, and only sent us top-quality listings. While we didn't end up renting one of his units I'd be happy to recommend him to other apartment hunters.
You won't find a more honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable broker than Barry. Whether you're new to the city or moving to a new apartment, I can wholeheartedly recommend him. In fact, when I was in the process of renting my apartment, Barry took the time to drive me around the neighborhood and give me a great tour of all it had to offer. If I return to NYC in the future I would definitely contact him first before doing anything else.
Barry was an absolute pleasure to work with! He showed my boyfriend an amazing apartment and took the time the following evening to show me after work. He was very knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone planning on renting in Queens!
Barry is an amazing agent and responds very quickly to any inquiry. He explains what is required in the entire process very thoroughly so that you are prepared! Would recommend him to anyone! He kept me updating the entire time and let me know what was going on.
Melvin John Cayas,
Barry was exceedingly helpful! I recommend him to anyone looking to find an apartment in the area regardless of the price range. He made my welcome to New York City more pleasant than I expected and I found a place within my range in a safe and fun location.
Barry was the perfect fit for my fiance and I. He was kind, personable, and listened to exactly what we needed. He was considerate and punctual, and called us in advance if there were any hiccups or complications. He made the application process so smooth. After going through so many inconsiderate and flaky agents, Barry was a breath of fresh air! He was by far the most trustworthy person we could have worked with. Best of all, he helped us find our first home- we could not be happier.
Working with Barry was a breeze. My boyfriend and I were preparing to find a new apartment to move in together for mid-August or Sept 1st. After reviewing the amazing 5 star ratings on Naked Apartments, I thought Barry would be a great person to connect with. After sending an initial hello, it was only a matter of minutes before Barry had called me. Our first conversation was informative and personal. I felt instantly that Barry had good energy. Before I knew it, we had the chance to view an apartment in Sunnyside. Unfortunately, I was out of town- but my boyfriend went and fell for the place. Within 24 hours we had applied (even as I was in Las Vegas submitting paperwork from the UPS in the Flamingo hotel & casino) and the ball was rolling. We are so excited to move in to our new place, and so grateful at the support and guidance Barry offered throughout this process!
Barry is a delight of an agent and a human being at large. He was one of few agents who responded to our online enquiries with speed and sincerity, which made us keen to work with him. He's been doing this for many many years and has good relationships with landlords, supers and other realtors which is very important; it gives him an added resourcefulness. As international students, we were fortunate to work with Barry as he immediately pointed us to landlords who will work with students who don't have a credit history. Barry is the sort of agent who is able to figure out his clients' needs and wants them to be happy instead of finding ways to make a quick buck. He had the chance to earn more commission from us but counselled instead on a cheaper apartment, which was much more within our means. All the apartments he showed us were clean and well-maintained, and we found our apartment within FOUR days of landing in NYC.
Barry is very sincere and genuine. He took the time to listen to our needs and tailored to the search to just that. I would recommend him to anyone!
I recommend Barry highly. He was helpful, kind, and professional, and showed us wonderful places in Astoria. We loved everything he showed us, and although we ended up moving into a friend's building, the next time we move, we are definitely calling Barry!
My husband and I just moved from abroad to NYC and had a tough time getting set up. We searched endlessly for an apartment, all of which were nice but due to us being so new -unavailable. We encountered brokers that would have requested up to 1year rent upfront plus another security plus another deposit, etc, which is impossible to afford. We even considered moving back-That was until we met Barry.
My girlfriend and I prepared for months before we started the hunt for an apartment. We did research on the local real estate and how brokers did business. To be honest, we were expecting a difficult time, anticipating someone trying to scheme us or take advantage of us being first time renters, but fortunately we came across a listing from Barry. Barry was the nicest and most professional broker we met out of the countless brokers we engaged with. He invested the time to learn about who we were and what we cared about, and that reflected in the places he showed us. I highly recommend Barry. He's honest, knowledgeable, and is always available to speak via phone or email to answer or clarify anything you have questions about. HIGHLY RATED! Hope to run into him in the neighborhood one day and see how he's doing.
Of course, the search for the right apartment can be stressful, but Barry did everything possible to make both viewing the apartment and signing the lease SO easy. Not only did we love the home we wound up renting, but we had a great experience with Barry. I HIGHLY recommend him.
Barry was amazing! We were in frequent contact and he always responded within minutes! He went out of his way to suggest apartments for me that I might like, considering the input that I gave him (and it wasn't easy!). He drove me around to show me apartments and made sure I got all the info I needed. He is very honest and gave me the pros and cons about each place. Also he never tried to just "sell" a place to me just to make a deal. I can highly recommend Barry and will certainly contact him again on my next apartment hunt. Thanks for everything, Barry! It was great working with you.
Sandra Chinea Amoros,
Although I didn't rent an apartment through Barry, I give him my highest review. Barry was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful with my apartment search. He and I had numerous calls, e-mails and texts which set me up for success when applying for an apartment that unfortunately wasn't his listing. He briefed me on all paperwork and gaurantor information should I need it. He was accessible and more importantly, not just looking to make a quick buck. He truly cares about his clients. I would 100% recommend Barry to anyone looking for an apartment in the Astoria area!!
Barry was wonderful to work with. He drove me from building to building, showing me many apartments, and was very knowledgable about Astoria, and very helpful with all the rules and hoops one must jump through to rent in NYC.
Barry is one of a kind! Called him to see an apartment, which was perfect. Sadly, things didn't work out. Ended up finding another just as good- Wish I got a chance to work with him. Not only did he coach me on what to look for, but he was reasonable and less of a salesmen and more like a friend. Will definitely recommend to friends/family and keep him in mind for next time.
It's rare to meet a sincere professional broker like Barry. His photos are true to the real home. He really listens to what you need, very fast response, clear communication and punctual.
Barry was great to work with- incredibly responsive, and easy to talk to. Barry took the time to line up apartments that fit our needs, and was helpful in answering our questions. I definitely recommend working with Barry!
I had an apartment I am very happy with within less than 24 hours of contacting Barry. He is professional, friendly, extremely reliable and great to work with. He returns calls/emails/texts very quickly, which made life really easy for me when I was stressed out about finding the right place to live and did not have a lot of time. Barry was helpful literally until the day of the move. If you are looking for an apartment in Astoria or Sunnyside, you should definitely contact Barry. You will have a pleasant experience and save a lot of time.
Barry was incredibly helpful and patient with me. He's really fantastic and will everything he can to help you find the right place.
Very helpful and honest. He's honest about a location, and a safe location especially for women living by themselves. From the moment I inquired I received a speedy and courteous response, set up several showings and fell in love with the first apartment. He was very understanding that it would be too far for me to travel (for signing, inspecting, etc) and is more than accommodating to work out alternatives. Definitely someone I would recommend and will use in the future.
Barry is the nicest realtor I have ever met. He got back to my initial inquiry the same night, we had a brief conversation on the phone and arranged to see the location the next day. While I did not rent an apartment from Barry, the apartment I ultimately did sign to was a listing from a realtor friend of his (who contacted him while Barry and I were looking at apartments). Barry was kind enough to drive me to the location and helped out with the initial meeting with the landlord, despite it not being his deal. He was always upfront, friendly and provided a lot of insight into the Astoria real estate market while I was searching. A welcomed friend to help guide you through the stressful world of NYC apartment renting.
Barry showed me several apartments within the locations I was interested in and price ranges I could afford. Although I went with a different property, Barry service was top notch and I highly recommend him if you're interested in finding an apartment and want a realtor that will meet your needs.
Barry was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is patient, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Although we did not have the opportunity to view apartments together (I ended up going with another apartment with another broker), he was extremely sensitive to my apartment needs and followed up frequently to check up on my apartment search and informed me of any listings that matched what I was looking for. Barry is a rare gem in the real estate business. Consider yourself lucky if you work with him!
Absolutely loved working with Barry. He showed us a couple apartments. Each apartment was great and in our price range. He was by far the easiest broker to communicate with and was always there to help and answer our questions and concerns. Barry is friendly and professional and someone who you would want to work with on a day to day basis. I highly recommend Barry to anyone looking for apartments in the NYC area. I know that if for some reason we ever need to leave our current apartment (that he got us), we will be calling Barry to help us find our next! Happy and thankful to meet such a great broker in NYC. Thanks again Barry!
Barry responded to me immediately and spent a lot of time driving me around Queens, showing me not just apartments but also neighborhoods I might be interested in. He is professional, responsive, and a pleasure to spend time with, happily working with whatever requirements I have. WORK WITH BARRY!!!
Barry is the most responsible agent I've come across in nyc. He is very responsive to emails and text messages. He found apartments which actually met my requirements. Each one is very nice, even though I didn't take it in the end because of the roommate issue, I really appreaciate his efforts. I will recommend Barry if you are trying to find apartments in Astoria.
I contacted Barry while looking for an apartment in Astoria and he was so helpful and proactive in trying to find something for me and my husband. He followed up with us and confirmed appointments (which we found was a pretty rare thing) and was just super friendly and professional. We didn't end up renting an apartment with Barry, but I would highly recommend working with him.
I'm leaving a review to thank Barry. He worked very hard to try to find us the perfect apartment and was friendly and courteous the entire time. It was great working with him and I really appreciate his professionalism and deep knowledge of the Queens area, its landlords, and apartment buildings.
Barry was excellent and transparent with us the whole time. The unit we had planned to see got rented to someone else on the day of our showing, but Barry called me ahead of time to let me know before we met up. He was always very straightforward and showed me 2 great apartments in the area I was interested in. He advocated for me with the landlord and got the place for us at a price that was in our range. I highly recommend working with Barry.
Although I didn't end up looking at any apartments through Barry, I wanted to give him a shoutout for his stellar communication skills. It's always surprising to encounter someone like this when undertaking the task of apartment-hunting in NYC--which is typically cutthroat and unpleasant.
Can't recommend Barry enough. I moved to the city and needed to find a place within 10 days (not an easy task in NYC). Any time I had a question, Barry was available. More than that, he answered all the questions a transplant like myself had no idea to ask and always kept me posted on new apartments with regular emails and phone calls. He really cares about the people he works with and making sure they find a great apartment within their budget, and that's just what happened. I'll definitely work with him again when I'm looking for another place.
Barry is amazing! Whether you are house hunting or looking for qualified tenants,Â I would strongly recommend Barry!
Barry was absolutely fantastic! Even though I ended up renting from someone else due to a my own circumstances, I would highly recommend him. He was honest, helpful, and incredibly nice.
After an exhausting search through Manhattan and Brooklyn apartments, I decided to expand my search to Queens. I had previously seen several nice looking listings under Barry's name, so decided to reach out to him, and I'm glad I did. He showed me 3 different wonderful apartments that were great deals, and gave me a plethora of tips to help me with both my search, and the application process.
Complicated, perplexing, Â rough, Â crappy, exhausting, a series of unfortunate events! What do all of these words/phrases have in common? Well, they often describe the home hunting process.
I contacted Barry about an apartment in Astoria and although it had gone earlier that morning, Barry contacted to ask me what I was looking for and to suggest some places I might be interested in. The following afternoon, despite not having anything available within my price range, Barry took time out of his own day to drive me around Astoria, Sunnyside and Woodside to look at comparable places, and also to show me the neighbourhood. Barry was full of useful and honest real estate information and gave me many tips, and shared with me his energetic personality, and while I did not eventually rent from him I would highly recommend him to anyone looking in the Astoria/Sunnyside area. Barry is professional, personable and hard working, and I was very grateful for his expertise and affability.
I initially found Barry through a posting on Craig'slist while looking for an apartment with my girlfriend. Before meeting Barry a lot of brokers were giving us a hard time because I'm a graduate student and my girlfriend is Canadian.
Barry was a pleasure to deal with. He worked around my schedule and was generous with his time. I never felt rushed or pressured.
Barry was the consummate professional in dealing with our apartment search. He worked with a sense of urgency and addressed all of my concerns about each step of the process. Barry was always transparent and responsive. He is someone I would absolutely work with again and refer to other possible renters.
Barry quickly responded to my inquiry and arranged an appointment to explore the listings. He also went beyond that and set up showings for places that may be of interest to myself. He had all the information on top of his head and was fair and honest. I highly recommend Barry and thank him for his time.