"It's really difficult to let go of a house that you've had in the family for 40 years. So many memories at every turn. Projects left undone and a full garage. Embarrassed because it doesn't fit the HGTV model. One of our neighbors who was a realtor suddenly became our bestie... hand written notes and talk of the Dodgers. I didn't need a best friend! We needed someone who could guide us through the mess and memories and get the best price for us. Well that realtor is Barry Storch!
He maps out a plan and provides the right people to make your diamond in the rough shine again! He gives you time and lets you know when he'll stop by to see how it's going. It's exciting to see when the decluttering starts to show a really nice room again. Barry's an expert at home improvements, price strategy, negotiations. He got our house sold with multiple bids. He has a wonderful fun personality! We love him he's our family realtor!"
— Lee Ann P, Pasadena, California (Five stars, via Yelp)
"Barry is the best realtor, he knew I wanted to sell my home fast. He made quick adjustments to ensure that happened. He is so very friendly and kind, he personalized my experience and that was very important to me.."
— Alicia W., Pasadena, California (Five stars, via Yelp)
"Barry represented my wife and me in the purchase of our first home. As first-time home buyers we were of course cautious and nervous. But we soon realized we were in good hands when one Sunday my wife and I decided to hit the open houses. Virtually every real estate agent we met asked if we were working with an agent. When we told them that Barry Storch was our agent, nearly every agent, to our amazement, knew Barry: 'He’s a great agent.' 'Oh, you’re in good hands,' they said. And they were right. Throughout the entire process, Barry provided us sound, calming and experienced advice that honored our needs, wants, and concerns, which resulted in our family buying the home we really wanted without over paying. I highly recommend Barry Storch to anyone!
— Daniel Rios
"My partner and I have had the great fortune of having Barry represent us as both our buying and selling agent within the past two years. On both occasions he went above and beyond the call of duty to get us the best deals possible. When we were buying, he managed to get us the house we wanted even though there were twenty three other written offers. And when we were selling, he sold our home for well over the asking price, within 48 hours, and we made a profit. Almost unheard of in the current market. Barry knows the market, the brokers and agents and how to get the job done all the while keeping a sense of humor and love of the process. We followed all of his recommendations for both transactions and he held our hands throughout it all. Their was no question or concern too small for him to answer when needed. I can’t recommend Barry highly enough. He made our experiences of buying and selling our home both a positive and rewarding one.."
— Jim Cox
"We just wanted to share with you and your clients how pleased we have been with Barry Storch as our Realtor. Barry has demonstrated his vast experience in selling homes and has a creative way of bringing out the best features of the house. He is conscientious, enthusiastic and has been a joy to work with. We first met Barry two years ago at an Open House in our neighborhood where Barry sent invitations around the neighborhood to come and visit, have some pizza and view the house. We thought that was a unique approach and knew that when the time came for us to downsize and sell our home, we would contact Barry. Barry gave us expert advice, which we diligently followed. He had a “pool party” preview of our home a couple of days before the Open House—that creative touch! The ads and pictures of our home were amazing, which he arranged and we had and accepted an offer the day of our official open house. We realize now there are many variables that play into buying and selling a home and Barry knows them all. This is our 5th home over the years and although we have had a good experience with realtors, Barry has been phenomenal to work with—we will miss him now that our sale is complete. We would highly recommend Barry Storch to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."
— Thomas & Florence McNeill
"I met Barry Storch at a friend’s 80th birthday party. We had never met but were seated together at the party. In our conversation he mentioned he sold real estate and I mentioned that my husband and I were thinking about downsizing. Being the true salesman, he gave me his card. Being the typical homeowner, I promised to call him first if we decided to sell.
Two months later we were on our way... [Barry] explained all that was involved in selling a home and assured us that he would take care of everything. We knew that we were in good hands. He was patient, assuring and very professional when explaining all the many things that had to be done.
The house had been on the market about a month when my husband had a bad fall and was hospitalized, of course, about two weeks later the house sold and the odyssey with Barry began. My husband was in the hospital from October until he died at the end of January. I had to sell the house, arrange to pack and move from a 4,500 sq. ft. family home into an 1800 sq. ft. condo that I hadn’t even found at the time. I was spending as much time as possible at the hospital. Barry come to me whenever I was to sign papers, etc., all the things you have to do when you sell your home.
I had to be out of my home by January 4th, have an estate sale, find temporary housing and a permanent place to buy. Throughout all of this drama and sadness, Barry never left my side. We spent days, then weeks looking for a place for me to live. All the time, Barry kept reassuring me that he would make it all happen.
I absolutely could not have gotten thru all this without his help, care and support. By the end of February, Barry had finally gotten me thru the ordeal of buying a new place and helping me get settled. He was simply fabulous from beginning to end.
It is always my pleasure to recommend him to anyone I know who is looking to buy or sell. The happy ending bittersweet, but my friendship began with Barry at an 80th birthday party was a blessing. I LOVE my new home. Barry, THANK YOU!"
— Betsy Morgan