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Gary Barnes

Real Estate Broker/Loan Consultant


100% Club
Platinum Club
Lifetime Achievement Award


Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®)
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®)
e-PRO® C2EX, Certified Listing Professional (CLP)


Client Testimonials

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"Gary's experience and knowledge of the market was evident right from the beginning. He worked so hard to accommodate and recommend solutions to complications that arose with the sale of my home. He provided loyal support from the start of the process to the very end. He always responded immediately to any of my questions or concerns. Gary also assisted with the purchase of a new home, again, using his knowledge and resources to provide excellent service with utmost professionalism. I highly regard Gary Barnes as an agent who sincerely cares about his clients with focus on their best interest and results possible." - Dorothy C.

"Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced buyer, Gary Barnes is the guy you need in your corner. His knowledge, professionalism and integrity keep the entire process transparent." - Craig D.

"After interiewing a number of area real estate agents to list our home we chose to work with Gary Barnes. We felt he had the best knowledge of our local market. He did a great job maketing and selling our home. We needed a few things corrected on the home before we closed. Fortunately Gary maintains an extensive list of quality and affordable local contractors for most any type of repair or decorating that maybe needed. Gary also found us our new home. We still reach out to him for contractor references when we need anything done. Will use Gary again when we're ready to make our next move." - John & Anne C.

"Gary made our whole selling process very easy on my wife and I. Setting the asking price is something Gary is well versed on, especially in the LaGrange area. Our house sold in the first week of Gary listing our home. We have used Gary’s realtor services several times for other properties and would highly recommend him to others." - Marc B.

"I was selling my Dad's condo from out of state. Gary was extremely helpful helping me negotiate through the whole process including explaining the market, condo association, and expenses. This was a tremendous help as I had no knowledge of the Chicagoland market. He kept me informed of showings, responses from other realtors, and suggested strategies. I would highly recommend him." - Barbara

"I'm so glad my husband and I worked with Gary! From day 1, Gary was incredibly professional but warm and friendly. This was the first time my husband and I have bought a home, and Gary answered every single question we had. He was always available to chat during work days, and he followed all COVID safety protocols when meeting with us and showing us properties. I am going to recommend Gary to all of my friends and family!" - Kate

"Gary being a motivated promoter of our house would have been enough, but he also has expertise in construction and remodeling — really valuable for staging and preparing the home for sale — and in the mortgage process. Super-trustworthy, listens very well but will also give you his candid opinions." - Ben & Beth S.

"This was our first time selling a house, so we had a lot of questions. Gary was always patient with us and willing to talk through the details until we were comfortable in our understanding of how everything worked. In the (many) cases where we needed work done around the house before listing and after the inspection, Gary had contractors who he was able to recommend for each job, and they all came through as promised (it is clear that Gary's recommended contractors respect him and want to keep that relationship solid). And finally, Gary played a critical role in negotiating the deal we ultimately accepted and closed. Without his expertise in the industry and his understanding of the value of our property (and his ability to effectively communicate that with the buyer), I'm certain we would've ended up selling for far less than the price point we ultimately closed. We can't thank Gary enough for all he has done for us!!" - Jonathan & Kelly



Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting
5 Star Professional Customer Service Award (13 years & counting)


Compass Cares
Wounded Warrior Project
St Jude's
Miracle Network
About Gary
Gary Barnes has been one of the top professionals in the real estate community for over 30 years. This assertive, outgoing professional has always considered excellence in service to his clients as the number one ingredient to success in every transaction. From your first interaction, you will sense his sincerity and desire to educate, lead and guide you through the selling, buying, or renting process, and always with YOUR best interests at heart.

Having been a life long area resident and full time Managing Broker/Loan Consultant, he has consistently been a multi-million dollar producer helping hundreds and hundreds of people and families accomplish their real estate goals, all while maintaining a culture of honesty, integrity and a good sense of humor. You will find Gary highly motivated and communicative, and will immediately have confidence in how his construction and lending background, extensive training, market knowledge, marketing and negotiation skills will help you achieve the most  successful results possible for you. And all with the least amount of confusion, frustration, stress, and drama.

Also, don't be surprised if along the way, you end up finding Gary to be more than just a great real estate advocate, but also a trusted friend to start sending friends, family and co workers to for help with their real estate and financing needs. The vast majority of his clients are still doing it today. They have total trust and confidence that he will give them the most up to date, accurate information available, along with the highest level of service, to help them navigate and avoid the pitfalls and landmines that are often involved in a traditional transaction process. They know he's around after the transaction when they need advice and help in dealing with those "privileges of homeownership" (repairs, etc). And they know they will have some fun doing it.

Give Gary a call/text/email today to start your skillfully planned, real estate journey. A real estate experience executed in a way you've never experienced before. And one you will never regret.