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Testimonials

" He made us very comfortable from the beginning... "

- Jeff

" It was an incredible experience from the very beginning! "

- Richard

" He made it a relaxing process where we didn't have to worry and he really put our minds at ease. "

- Melissa

" Our experience working with Barry Chefer was phenomenal from the initial get-go...very responsive to all of our needs! "

- Rabbi Fisch

" He was an advocate on our behalf through the entire process! "

- Martyne & Harold

" The best experience I've had working with a real estate agent! "

- Ellen

" Selecting an agent to help me buy a house was a task that I dreaded. How do you find someone who is smart, honest, knowledgeable and would work hard for ME? I feel so blessed that I found Barry as he is all of these things. When the deal hit a few bumps (as they all do) Barry knew what to do, and he got it done. Hire Barry and he will have your back too. "

- Bill Zoske Jacksonville, Florida


" Walks you through every step, very knowledgeable and thorough. Could not think of anything he missed. Handled every issue professionally and quickly. Very helpful for someone unfamiliar with the local area. "

- E. SCHICK West Hempstead, NY

" Barry Chefer was our realtor for the sale of our beloved home of 33 years. We are so thankful to have found him. Barry brought a fresh, caring approach to this most difficult task for us. Our home possessed so many memories that Barry respected in this process. He is very committed to the area as he also lives where he works. His ideas and suggestions for promoting our home were unique and innovative but, at the same time, sensitive to our feelings. He was truly respectful and personal.

We not only found a realtor but a dear friend who possesses not only high professionalism but also, a sincere character, as well. Thank you, Barry, for going above and beyond. You made our experience a very comforting one; one that we could sit back and trust that you had our best interests at heart. "

- Dr. Sheldon & Mrs. Harriett Kaplan Jacksonville, FLorida


" Barry was an absolute joy to work with. The utmost professional, he helped us navigate a challenging home selling situation by championing our cause with expertise, grace, and a wealth of knowledge. Barry stayed in continual contact with us, helped shoulder anxiety, and met every need that was presented. We have and will continue to recommend him with the highest respect and gratitude. "

- Kathryn & Chris Swanson Jacksonville, Florida

" I am so grateful to Barry Chefer! Not only did he make me aware of a new mortgage program that  allowed me to purchase my first home in Jacksonville, but he kindly, steadily and reassuringly walked me through the process. He always advised me patiently. He let me know when there were things that were for him to worry about, not me (what a relief!)  And, behind the scenes, Barry worked very hard to make sure that all the many details and repairs were completed on time for closing. Thank you so much, Mr. Chefer! "

- Jamie Seidman Jacksonville, FLorida


" Barry helped us navigate our home sale during a particularly stressful time. He had such a calm and reassuring demeanor, which we found very comforting. He was extremely familiar with the area as well as the current housing climate and was able to market the home for a quick sale. He also kept us well informed every step of the way. Thank you again Barry for helping us with the sale of my mom's home. We appreciate having you as our realtor and will recommend you to our friends and neighbors. "

- Jennifer and Brent Walworth Jacksonville, Florida

“ Barry was an absolute joy to work with. We moved from out of state. Barry continually updated us on houses in the area, patiently waited until we were ready to dive in, and searched with us as we found the perfect match for our needs. He never pushed; and he was always incredibly professional. Barry has an extensive knowledge of the Jacksonville community and homes in the area. While we were not first-time homebuyers, and we knew the basics of what to expect, Barry was so knowledgeable in the Florida-specific details that we felt as if we lived here forever. It was a real pleasure to work with him. ”

- Rachel & Joey Shyken Jacksonville, FL


" We had a fantastic experience with Barry in the sale of our old home and also, the purchase of our new home. Barry is extremely knowledgeable. He is responsive, hard-working and is a gifted communicator. He enjoys his work and strives to make families happy. Whether by phone or in person, Barry made us feel comfortable through the whole process. He did everything in his power to alleviate our sense of anxiety or stress, which we thought was not humanly possible during such a life transition. "

- Beth & Leif Rush Jacksonville, Florida

" From the beginning to the end of our home sale, Barry was there to "hold our hands" and guide us on the right path of selling our home during these trying times of value deflation. Barry was an integral part of our selling, in addition to bringing a buyer who was very patient with all the paperwork involved in a short sale! Barry made everything very easy and smooth. Barry is extremely experienced in his profession...and I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a Realtor that will sit with you, listen to what you are looking for, sell your home, or to find you a great home! Barry will be able to explain everything clearly – and handling all aspects involved with patience and fortitude. Without a doubt, if we want to purchase another home – there is no other to call, than "BARRY CHEFER"! We could NOT have done this without him! "

- Howard & Didi Jarchower Jacksonville, FL

" I would like to write about the PHENOMENAL experience we had with Barry Chefer as our realtor. Initially, I engaged Barry's help when as Chair of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville I recruited faculty from out-of-town. The relocation experience is central to an academic chair being able to find the brightest and best faculty. I called on Barry to find housing for our new recruits; he immediately went into ‘high gear.’ Barry's attention to detail blew me away; and he is very personable and very knowledgeable. Recently, when I was recruited to be Chair of Anesthesiology for the Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, we engaged Barry again … this time, to list and sell our house. The whole experience with Barry was so positive. His utilization of media to promote the sale, attention to detail, and warm personality made the entire experience of selling our home painless. Thank you, Barry! "

- Dr. Michael and Judy Lewis Detroit, Michigan

" Barry Chefer is an outstanding realtor. Barry assisted us in selling our home while we were living out of town. From the moment we contacted him and up until our quick and successful sale three months later, we knew we made the right choice. Barry truly went above and beyond to ensure that everything went smoothly - checking on the house daily, coordinating visits from the buyers and vendors and discussing each detail with us in a timely fashion. He was professional, communicative and thorough. We felt confident having him represent us when we couldn't be there in person knowing that he always had our best interests in mind. At each step, Barry insisted that he do the worrying for us and put our minds at ease. We would absolutely recommend Barry to others looking for a phenomenal realtor to have on their team.”

- Lauren & Ariel Prager Tampa, FL

" Barry Chefer is a consummate professional. His knowledge, expertise and precise attention to detail was comforting and reassuring during an otherwise stressful home buying experience. Barry began by finding a house with the features I wanted in the location where I wanted to live. He helped me make an offer, navigate the mortgage application process and travel all the unfamiliar roads to a successful closing. Day after day, he kept on top of everything, watched out for my best interests, protected my privacy, answered a myriad of questions and kept me informed every step of the way. I couldn't have made a better choice. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate, call Barry Chefer. "

- Linda Rosenthal Jacksonville, FL

" Barry Chefer’s service and attention to our property exceeded my every expectation. Even though we were out-of-town for most of the process Mr. Chefer kept us completely informed of all potential buyer activity and actively coordinated all work done on the property. Very pleased with Mr. Chefer very active efforts on our behalf. "

- Gus & Diane Clark Houston, Mississippi

" My wife and I have been looking to purchase a home for the past several months. From the very beginning of our search, Barry has been there for us. From assisting us through the preparatory stages, to educating us in real estate trends, he has stood by us, showing us homes and guiding us through what could have been a very complicated process. Thanks to Barry, we feel confident when making an offer that the decision we've arrived at is an informed decision and that the property we're interested in is truly of interest to us and fits our family's needs. Thanks to Barry's eternal patience and "always available' attitude, when things pick up pace, he too picks up pace; and keeps everything on track, inspiring confidence in him and demonstrating that he's there for us, the buyer, until the end. Thank you, Barry, for your time and energy... "

- Rabbi Shaya Hauptman, Principal, Torah Academy Jacksonville, FL

" Barry is patient and practical through each step of the home buying process. Barry is knowledgeable about all aspects of residential real estate, offers excellent advice and helps out from ‘A to Z.’
Moving to a new area, a prospective home buyer wants Barry on their team. He even vacuumed our floors before we arrived! ”

- Lon & Sarah Jacksonville, Florida

" I would like to thank Barry Chefer for being my realtor. He's the best and is wonderfully understanding. He helped us through the whole process and was available for us whenever we needed him. No question or concern was too small. I highly recommend Barry to anyone. Not only will you sell your house, you will make a new friend! "

- Charles & Rexine Trager Jacksonville, FL

" I highly recommend Barry Chefer to any individual, couple or family looking to move to Jacksonville. Barry is an expert in the neighborhoods he covers and his use of high-tech equipment is very helpful. Barry will listen and pay attention to your needs and concerns; and work with the utmost attention to find you a house. We are so thankful we found a trustworthy, caring and professional agent when we found Barry Chefer; and we welcome the chance to work with him again when we are ready to purchase a home. ”

- Rachel & Stuart Shillingford Jacksonville, Florida

" This was our first move in almost 15 years so I was very nervous about the entire process. Barry was truly a partner with us every step of the way. If I had a question after hours, he would always pick up the phone. If I needed advice on negotiating, his experience and expertise was always a HUGE help. Most of all, I don't think I've ever come across anyone with higher moral or ethical professional standards. Aside from being helpful, friendly and easy to work with, he's just a good and decent person. He always put our interests first. I would wholeheartedly recommend Barry to anyone buying or selling a home. It was fantastic experience working with Barry! "

- Nancy & Richard Davis Jacksonville, Florida

" We were first-time home buyers and Barry helped us through the entire process. Barry was always available to answer any questions and was always flexible to all of our needs. We were thankful to have Barry’s advice and honest opinion every step of the way. Barry gave us constant updates and we knew he had our best interest in mind throughout. When we finally found the house we wanted, Barry told us he would do everything he could to help us get the house … and he came through for us! ”

- Mindy & Max Horowitz Jacksonville, Florida

" We met Barry during a random open house visit and knew immediately that we had found our agent. After visiting Barry’s website, and talking to him at length about what we were looking for, we were excited to begin the search for a new home and felt secure in our choice. "

- Harold, Martyne, Abigail, Amalia, & Harry Adams Jacksonville, FL

" As first-time buyers, we did not know exactly what to expect. Barry navigated us through the ‘ins-and-outs’ of the entire process. He was readily accessible, very helpful, and highly professional throughout. We highly recommend Barry Chefer as a realtor! ”

- Jonathan & Chai Jacksonville, Florida

" We had a wonderful experience finding and buying our home with Barry! He was always a step ahead in knowing when new houses were coming onto the market. Barry listened to us, understood exactly what we were looking for, and found it! He supported us every step of the way and ensured that the transaction went smoothly. I would absolutely recommend Barry for any real estate needs! "

- Rachel & Avi Smith Jacksonville, FL

" Barry Chefer was extremely helpful in my search for an ocean-front condo. He is extremely thorough in his research, incredibly patient and kind, and knowledgeable in his field. Barry's combination of professionalism and chivalry makes him an absolute pleasure to work with! I highly recommend Barry as a Realtor! "

- Esther Schiffer Monsey, New York

" Barry, we started working with you for about a year when we were still living in California to find a home in Jacksonville. All during this time, you were absolutely great to work with. You are a true professional. Your client always comes first. You are always positive and make the experience of buying a home fun and positive. We always felt that you were available to us anytime. Besides being our real estate agent and finding our Jacksonville home, we now consider you a good friend. Any person will be lucky to have you as their real estate agent!!!! "

- Sharon & Mort Levin Jacksonville, FL

" Thank you Barry! You played an intricate role in selling my property. I have purchased and sold many properties in the past and have dealt with many Realtors but working with You seemed to 'flow' quite well right from the start, even though we hadn't even met yet. Actually, we conducted negotiations over the phone and didn't meet face-to-face until after you sealed the deal! It was absolutely refreshing working with you. Also, it was a real pleasure working with everyone within your organization. If you are a buyer or a seller...Barry is the man! "

- Robert Smith Neptune Beach, FL

" As a repeat customer, I once again enlisted Barry’s assistance in selling the home where I had lived with my family for many years. Once again, Barry knew exactly what he was doing. From pricing and listing to negotiating and closing, he led the way. Barry wrote a compelling MLS narrative, enhanced by beautiful pictures; then called me with an offer almost immediately after the property was listed. He then negotiated a counter-offer that worked for both me and the buyer. "

- Linda Rosenthal Jacksonville, FL

" From our first conversation with Barry, we knew we were in great hands. Finding a place to live in Jacksonville while we were still living in New York seemed quite challenging. However, Barry really listened and took a personal interest in finding us a lovely home for our family. The word impossible didn't exist for Barry. He went above and beyond the call of duty by taking photos of the property and being our intermediary with the homeowner, as we were unable to come in from New York and see the house before our move. Barry was a true pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend him to anyone! ”

- Irene and Ami Attali Woodmere, New York

" We were extremely fortunate to have Barry as our realtor when we were in the market to buy a home in the Mandarin neighborhood of Jacksonville. Barry did a superb job finding a home that best suited our needs. He guided us every step of the way and was on top of every detail, moving the process along in the most efficient manner. "

- Sherri & Adrian Goldfarb Jacksonville, FL

" Barry, thanks again for all your amazing help in making this purchase. I am convinced this transaction was successful because of your professionalism, knowledge of the market, patience, and integrity. I really do appreciate how you went above and beyond the call of duty to keep me informed of status, raising the potential for issues in a timely manner without being alarmist, and being able to recommend practical solutions. ”

- Jack Sonnenschein Flushing, New York

" Barry Chefer did a wonderful job helping us find our dream home. I didn't know much about buying a home in the US but that didn't matter as Barry helped me through the whole process, explaining everything clearly as we went. We were living in Philadelphia when we came down to look for houses. When we found the right house, Barry helped me make the offer, do the inspections, and close, all from Philadelphia which was a great help and saved me multiple trips down here. And even while on a family vacation in Puerto Rico, Barry was in constant contact...keeping the multiple details and 'moving parts' of the sale heading smoothly toward the closing table. Barry made everything very easy and smooth. Barry is a really great guy and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a Realtor that will listen to what you are looking for, find you a great house, be able to explain everything clearly, simplify the home buying experience, and be a joy to work with." ...Barry did such a great job! Thank you!!"

- Yonit, Ashton & Kids Jacksonville, FL

" Trust, knowledge, expertise and professionalism are the qualities that describe Barry Chefer and the reasons for it truly being a pleasure to have worked with Barry on my recent real estate purchase.As a repeat customer, Barry again exceeded my expectations with sound advice and ensured that I always received timely updates as to progress. Without a doubt, I will use Barry the next time as well! ”

- Jack Sonnenschein Flushing, New York
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" As ‘first time’ home buyers we weren’t familiar with the real estate “do’s & don’ts. We were looking for a knowledgeable & trustworthy agent who would represent and guide us. After doing a lot of research we were referred to Barry Chefer. He was the perfect fit for us. He expertly guided us throughout the entire process. Barry is so patient and kind. He answered all questions and concerns. He always went the extra mile, reviewing every detail, making sure we had a full understanding of each step. He was a true advisor and helped us avoid making mistakes. Barry is a real pro. He is also very patient, kind and extremely trustworthy. He is by far the best agent you could ask for … especially for ‘first-time’ homebuyers. Barry is always on your side. "

- The Scharman Family Jacksonville, FL

" Barry was a terrific realtor through the entire process of our home purchase. He knows the Jacksonville area and individual neighborhoods such as the one we wanted. He is in tune with the market and kept us always updated on new and existing opportunities. Barry's complete command of every situation and reassuring communications made us ever-confident during the search, negotiations and purchase. His tactful communications with the selling side ensured that all of our needs were met while satisfying all parties. Barry Chefer is a one-of-a-kind realtor who displays exceptional knowledge, ability and care for his clients throughout. ”

- Ellen & Sam Jacksonville, FL

" We had an amazing experience working with Barry Chefer when purchasing our new home. With all the technical details and complexities that come with buying a home, Barry truly made this a very pleasant experience. His professionalism, warmth, and expertise really reassured us throughout this entire process. We highly recommend Barry Chefer to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home! "

- Rabbi Yaakov & Henny Fisch Jacksonville, FL

" As first-time sellers, working with Barry definitely made the process of selling our home go much more smoothly than we anticipated ... Barry brought us an offer the same day he listed our house! He was always reachable and available whenever we had a question; and was very good at explaining things to us each step of the way. Barry is very reliable, very courteous and attentive ... We enthusiastically recommend Barry Chefer as our Realtor! "

- Suri & Eric Kinzbrunner Jacksonville, FL

" Barry did a phenomenal job marketing our home. He knew exactly what needed to be done and wasted no time taking the steps to get it to market in a timely fashion, which really proved to be essential during this period of heightened local market activity. The professional photographer he hired was quick and efficient; and made great photos for the online marketing as well as a nice postcard mailer that Barry sent out to all the homes in the nearby area. As a neighbor, Barry had a special insight to the benefits of our home's location, as well as an unmatched presence for showings, inspections, and the all-important appraisal. He truly knew our home inside and out and was able to answer agent and buyer questions with confidence. He was very flexible with his time and made a real effort to make things happen when it was most convenient for us. The personal attention and follow-up we received from Barry was markedly different from our previous experience with other realtors. His attention to detail every step of the way really helped put us at ease at what can be such a stressful time. It also helped make things flow much more efficiently as we went through the inspection and appraisal and helped us address issues before they caused problems. I've already recommended Barry to several friends and neighbors. His work speaks for itself: We had a nearly full price contract in hand less than two weeks after placing the house on the market. ”

- Sarah & Jeff Clarke Jacksonville, FL