Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting
Skillful Positioning of the Properties in the Marketplace, Utilizing Best Strategies to Sell in the Shortest Time and at the Best Price
Jersey City and Hoboken Real Estate Markets
Negotiating, Strategic Marketing, New Construction, Strong Outreach
Consistent Local Success, Attention to Detail, Professionalism and Diligence

Awarded New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence-Platinum Level (highest level of achievement)

Over $500 million in closed transactions

Languages: English, Georgian, Russian

Education

Montclair State University - Bachelor's degree, International Business and Marketing Economics


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"A few weeks into the pandemic, we decided it was now or never to buy a condo. Irene responded to our inquiry within an hour! We were touring condos that weekend and the entire process was just seamless. She was approachable, honest, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. We felt at ease immediately. This purchase was a huge deal for us! We also were new to the area and appreciated the deep, deep community ties Irene has. She even warned us when touring one condo that the view would someday be obstructed because she knew a development was going up across the street. Irene was always there to answer questions during the process of buying our home. And to top it off, on our closing day, she left a bottle of Dom Perignon on our door step. I highly recommend Irene as a real estate broker."

★★★★★
"tl;dr - use Irene as your agent if you are buying or selling in Jersey City - you will be happy you did! Words from the wife: Quite simply, we would not have been able to find our perfect home without Irene’s help and guidance. We are incredibly grateful for her professionalism, expertise, patience, and diligence. She has commanding knowledge of the ins and outs of all the neighborhoods and I would definitely recommend her to my closest friends and family. Additional context: Prior to embarking on our journey to Jersey City homeownership, we shopped for a partner. We visited many open houses not looking at the homes, but assessing the agents. There were some good, some not so good, some pushy, some checked out. And then there was Irene. The perfect blend of welcoming and informative and just pushy enough to get things going without seeming pushy. For me, the small details that individually weren’t remarkable but put together were the picture of professionalism (most of which were lacking with the others). If you are looking to sell something, I have full faith in Irene. As for buying, she took the time to show us a variety of places to help us calibrate on the market and to gain better understanding of what we wanted to fill the role of advisor eventually bringing us (pre-listing) the exact home we were looking for. Always incredibly responsive to any questions, clear with any answers - we can’t thank her enough."

★★★★★
"I wish we could give Irene 6 out of 5 stars. Irene has this amazing ability to make you feel like you are her only client even though she has a long list of people she's working with. Our situation was complicated by the fact that we were relocating from Boston, first time homebuyers and also in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, Irene always stayed positive, responsive, and never rushed the process. She educated us along the way and took all of our requests into such thoughtful consideration. Ultimately, we found a "unicorn" property that checked all of the boxes and more. Irene's connections and network in the Jersey City real estate market proved to be a huge asset. She helped us get an accepted offer on our first try as a result of the connections she had and her deep knowledge of the market. I completely recommend working with Irene and we look forward to the next opportunity we have to work with her."

★★★★★
"Irene is an upmost professional. From the original showings of homes, Irene was upfront and to the point when talking about pricing, and realities, though always with a positive attitude. I was a first time home buyer and Irene patiently guided me through each of the purchasing steps, connecting me with her resources for a mortgage and attorney (I also vetted away from her sources, and her's were by far the best), and allowing me to see the full picture. When it came to the home I finally found that I wanted to put an offer on, Irene gave realistic pricing views, and negotiated very strongly on my behalf, with the final price ending up exactly where she originally mentioned. Irene worked tirelessly on my behalf (even while she was on vacation) throughout the entire process. There was never a doubt that she had my full interests first, and I absolutely recommend any type of buyer or seller use Irene's great attitude and expertise on their next real estate transaction. "

★★★★★
"Irene is THE realtor you need working for you. She was recommended to us by a friend who had worked with her for a purchase in Jersey City and we we're so impressed with her throughout the process. We had a few issues come up during our sale but Irene navigated us through and negotiated hard for us. Her knowledge of the area and market are second to none. She was very prompt in her replies and keeping on top of everyone when we asked to close early, always pushing for us! As first time buyers we we're put at ease quickly when she gave us her list of local lawyers, lenders, contractors, insurance brokers and home inspectors. There is already no doubt in my mind we will be using here for any future purchases or sales. She even saved us when we locked ourselves outside in the yard of our new home with no way inside! Really don't look any further - Irene is the best! "
★★★★★
"I had very good experience buying new condo with Irene as a sales agent and real estate professional. Things I would like to highlight, besides awesome responsiveness and process expertise, are: - guided and structured approach in how Irene works and communicates. I always had understanding on the deal status and what should happen next - priority given to a client: all questions were replied back, ability to see property 10mil times : ) if needed was given - backup plans strategy, if smth may go wrong I think Irene possess very good professional network in the area, understands current area and market status. This helps her to stay on top of reacting to client needs.""

★★★★★
"Irene is a fantastic agent and was super helpful in the condo purchase process. I was unfamiliar with buying new construction, and in New Jersey. She knew the ins and outs of the process and helped me the entire way. She was especially helpful at the offer acceptance.""

★★★★★
"We had a smooth sale with Irina's help- - During pandemic - Remotely, never meeting face to face in a property that had the potential to become quite difficult!""

★★★★★
"Irene was a pleasure to work with. She took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for, showed us places that both met our requirements and price range, and was very helpful throughout the whole process. She is super responsive and clearly takes pride in her work. I would definitely recommend Irene to anyone""

★★★★★
"We were so lucky to meet Irene when she was showing another property. We'd met many agents and none had made us feel as at-ease or really understood what we were searching for as Irene did in the short time we were with her. When that place ended up not being for us, Irene was right there with the most amazing not-yet-to-market property that was exactly what we'd been searching for. As first time homebuyers we had no clue, and Irene was supportive and savvy every step of the way. Irene knows Jersey City - and this industry - like the back of her hand and is an incredible person to have on your team while buying a new home.""

★★★★★
"A few weeks into the pandemic, we decided it was now or never to buy a condo. Irene responded to our inquiry within an hour! We were touring condos that weekend and the entire process was just seamless. She was approachable, honest, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. We felt at ease immediately. This purchase was a huge deal for us! We also were new to the area and appreciated the deep, deep community ties Irene has. She even warned us when touring one condo that the view would someday be obstructed because she knew a development was going up across the street. Irene was always there to answer questions during the process of buying our home. And to top it off, on our closing day, she left a bottle of Dom Perignon on our door step. I highly recommend Irene as a real estate broker.""



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About Irene
For nearly 20 years, award-winning broker Irene Barnaby has served Hudson County buyers, sellers and developers with attentive, caring service and outstanding local knowledge. Clients commend her approachable, trustworthy attitude and her unstoppable dedication to exceeding their expectations. In addition to serving buyers, sellers and investors in Hoboken and Jersey City, Irene has also successfully marketed and sold 13 new-construction developments with involvement in everything from land acquisition to sellout. It is no surprise that her total sales have surpassed $500 million over more than 800 transactions.

Before her career in real estate, Irene earned a bachelors degree with a major in international business and marketing and a minor in economics. Her understanding of how the economy affects real estate markets is invaluable, and she credits her internship at Morgan Stanley for helping develop her exceptional client relations skills. In Irene's senior year of college, a developer gave a guest lecture during an elective real estate course and encouraged her to pursue the profession. Within her first two weeks as an agent, she sold that developer a $6.1 million land deal, ensuring that she was indeed on the right career path.

Throughout her impressive career, it has always been people who inspire Irene to do her best work. She thrives on being an invaluable guide, astute advisor and powerful negotiator, and her client's satisfaction is her ultimate reward. Irene's Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designations are a testament to her ongoing dedication to her craft.

Born in the Republic of Georgia, Irene has resided in New Jersey for 25 years and in Downtown Jersey City for 17 years. Today, she lives with her fiancé and three dogs in an 1880s brownstone in Harsimus Cove, where she adores the tree-lined streets and historic charm. In her free time, Irene enjoys a lifelong love of skiing and international travel that's taken her to more than 50 countries around the world.