Cheryl Barnes

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Cheryl was truly amazing in making a stressful transaction a non-stressful event . She worked extremely hard to deliver top notch advice and an overall great experience for our sale !   JAIME ADAMS & BILL UTTERSON


Cheryl is nothing short of fantastic! She is extremely knowledgeable and is able to offer valuable insight and recommendations when making real estate decisions. Her pragmatic approach has been a breath of fresh air in a crazy market. She has been an absolute pleasure to work with! Highly, highly recommended.  SHANNON & CLAUDE LEBEUF


We bought a house in Langford and sold a condo in Victoria. We followed her directions and those of her stager to prep the condo for sale. Once we had confirmation of the date to close the house Cheryl already had everything ready for the condo. We listed right away and in a fast a furious 4 days had 28 viewings with 4 over asking price offers. When a tree fell on our house prior to closing she went out of her way to ensure our interests were protected prior to closing. We had issues with insurance and she went the extra mile to arrange for it herself allowing us to close on the house. We would highly recommend Cheryl for purchasing and selling anywhere in Victoria. Her active and direct approach to real estate makes her an excellent choice.  - DUSTY CAIRNS & ALEX JOHNSON


Cheryl is a fantastic real estate agent. She is professional, personable, and easy to work with. We felt so comfortable working with Cheryl, and she made the process of selling and buying a home smooth and stress free. I would definitely recommend Cheryl to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. - TAMARA MARTIN


Cheryl was an absolute pleasure to work with. After a very poor experience with another agent at the beginning of my purchase, Cheryl took over as my agent to closing and was amazing.  Cheryl was always timely with her responses and attending appointments. She made herself available at all times which was so helpful as I was dealing from Ontario most of the time. Cheryl's knowledge and advise were gladly accepted. Cheryl made the this purchase seamless.   I would definitely recommend Cheryl to family and friends.  DARLENE S

 

We were impressed with Cheryl's knowledge of the requirements and efficiency in ensuring that all steps proceeded quickly. She was invaluable in the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. - JOSH DELEENHEER


I found Cheryl Barnes very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. She was a joy to work alongside and helped me considerably in understanding the pros and cons of the process.The Open house brought multiple offers and I eventually sold my property with $50K over the listing price a few days after it was first listed. I have no problem in recommending Cheryl to anyone wishing to sell their home. - PAMELA PARRY


We relocated from Vancouver to Victoria & did not know anything about the area. Cheryl spent a lot of time showing us the different area's of town and explaining the benefits and negatives. She is a busy realtor but did not rush us in anyway, she even picked us up at the ferry terminal in the mornings to save us on ferry costs. She found us the house that's perfect for us...If you are relocating to Victoria Cheryl is a great choice. JASON & WAIDA HEATH


Working with Cheryl was fantastic. Cheryl is a dedicated professional who always puts her clients first by finding the right home for them. As a first time home buyer, Cheryl answered all of my questions and walked me step-by-step through the whole process. I highly recommend working with Cheryl to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. - MICHELLE CHOW


Cheryl was absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She knows every single detail about the area and stays up to date on market trends. She gives fair and objective advice and will even help you rearrange your furniture so that your home is perfectly staged and ready to be on the market.


Cheryl made sure she understood our family and what a usual day looks like for us so that she could show us homes that fit our needs. She was very responsive to our messages and went above and beyond to work around our schedules.
Cheryl took the time to get to know us and did an exceptional job representing us during the negotiation process. She knew what we wanted and stayed true to our wishes. In addition, she was sensitive to my 3-year-old daughter's feelings and made the moving process easier than we could have possibly imagined for her and made sure that she had consistency during the listing/showing process. - BRY-ANN AND DARCY SMITH


Cheryl helped us seal the deal of the purchase of our new home in one week...she was always available any time of day & easy to get along with:) Thank you!  DELIA AREVALO


She never pressured us to lower our listing price. She wanted us to be satisfied and we would highly recommend her. She communicated continually and that was huge for us. KARIN & PERTER BURMAN


We found Cheryl to be most professional in her dealings with us. She kept us informed at all times of the developments and status of our intended sale and her advice regarding suggested changes in our asking price were most timely and very helpful. In the end, we sold the home for more than our original asking price. She was very hardworking and a real pleasure to work with. We would recommend her to anyone who is in the market for selling their home. ROY McKAY


Cheryl went out of her way to get our home sold in three days and get our offer in on our new home. It was a complicated process and Cheryl kept us up to date through the whole process. We have been in our new home for six months now and we love it! SACH & ADRIAN SLOOTWEG


She is great, best person and best realtor I ever seen. This is best wording I have regarding her.  GURPREET BARING


Me: First-time condo owner, early 90's building, original kitchen & bathroom, no major upgrades done.

I chose Cheryl because she sold a unit in my building, within a day of listing, (2bd, 2bth, 1000sqft, redone kitchen & bathroom, 3rd flr). My unit went in 3 days (1bd, 1bth, 870sqft, 4th/top flr). My neighbour across the hall took 3 weeks (2bd, 1bth, 900+sqft, redone kitchen & bathroom, 4th/top flr) with a different realtor, listing within a week of mine and within $10,000.00 of my asking price.

Cheryl had a stager come in and help me organize and clean; had multiple scheduled showings within the first few days; took the time to explain process and concepts; in the bidding war, got me the best price and even helped with getting me a lawyer.

Cheryl was professional, patient and most importantly developed interest and worked hard to have realtors and the public know about my listing. She made the process as stress-free and seamless as possible. I couldn't believe how fast it happened.

I have no doubt I will use her services again for my next purchase and definitely, for any future sales I have. I think she's one of the best, if not the best realtor in the city and you can't go wrong using her services.  RUSS NAKATSU

 

Cheryl is the only realtor I would ever use. We have had many terrible, disappointing, unsatisfactory realtor experiences and dreaded having another, but Cheryl was amazing. She actually worked for us, was punctual, informative, effective. Can't say enough. Get her!  ANNE & JOHN WHEATCROFT


Cheryl is a fantastic professional realtor. We were first time home buyers looking for a realtor and Cheryl came highly recommended from a work colleague. One of Cheryl’s greatest assets is she really took the time to listen to what we wanted and always maintained an open line of communication. Cheryl was truly motivated and dedicated to finding us our perfect house in a ‘wild’ Victoria market.


Cheryl is incredibly knowledgeable. Cheryl was able to answer all of our questions, and there were many, about various neighbourhoods which enabled us to focus on where we wanted to be. Cheryl’s knowledge also helped guide and prepare us through the complex process of buying our first home which made the overall experience painless and relatively stress free.
Our overall experience with working with Cheryl has been amazing, so much so that when our lovely landlords asked if they should use Cheryl to sell their home we didn’t hesitate to say yes! They also had a fantastic experience and Cheryl sold their house within a couple of days of it being on the market. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cheryl’s services to any of our family and friends. Thank you Cheryl.  MEL & SIMON SLADE


We cannot say enough good things about our experience working with Cheryl. We were searching for our first home on the Island, while living in Vancouver. We had been looking at homes online using the realtor website for about 6 months prior to contacting a real estate agent to help us. We went online to research realtors and contacted a few realtors via email just to establish an initial relationship. We spoke with a few realtors on the phone, and each time we either felt more confused then before we called, or we felt like we were wasting their time. It was very difficult looking for homes in Victoria, while living on the mainland, because every time we would find something we liked, by the time we were able to come set up a viewing, they had sold. We started to feel very anxious, like we would never be able to find something, especially in a very hot market.

Which brings us to Cheryl. We found Cheryl's information online, and read such great reviews we thought why not give it another shot. From the very first phone call made to Cheryl, we got off the phone feeling like everything was going to be ok! She was extremely knowledgeable of the areas we were searching, and of the current market conditions. She was patient with us in our search, and very flexible in finding time for us to come over to the island to view some open houses. We had one day, and she had set up at least 5 houses for us to view. We found the house we were looking for that very same day. Cheryl explained the entire process to us, every step of the way, and she was very quick to respond to any questions. If she didn't have the answer immediately, she had it for us within a day.
When our first offer on a house was outbid, it was absolutely beyond her control. After we lost the first house, we realized that we had to be more aggressive in the type of market we entered into. Thankfully losing that house, allowed us to discover the house that we were meant to buy. Our second offer, a little more aggressive then the first, was accepted against 3 other buyers.

Anyone that I know in the future that is interested in buying a house on Vancouver Island, I would absolutely recommend Cheryl Barnes. Cheryl was very thorough and made us feel like our business was important. Her professionalism, knowledge of the areas, experience, and constant communication far exceeded our expectations. Thank you again Cheryl!   LINDSAY HOGUE

 

We had a great experience working with Cheryl and highly recommend her to all our acquaintances!  KIM HAFICHUK


I met Cheryl over the internet while trying to find a good agent to work with for my pending move to Victoria BC from Oakville ON. Cheryl was the only agent who stayed with me over the 3 month period while we were searching for the best location and house that would meet our needs. I found Cheryl to be an extremely good listener, hard working and dedicated to her client. Through her expertise, we slowly narrowed down the location and then the type of house we wanted. Once she had established what we wanted she took it upon herself to find us our new home. We settled on one house that my wife really liked and again Cheryl went and not only took a look around the outside but also got into the house without even asking us to do so. Her recommendation back to us was don't buy this house, it's not what you want and the finishes are also not what you are looking for. This home was $1.4m. We found another home and again she took it upon herself to go and inspect the house inside and out.This house was a little cheaper but a far better built house with all the finishes we wanted, great layout and incredible view. Because Cheryl new what we wanted and we had the confidence in her we bought this house sight unseen. Cheryl arranged the house inspection on our behalf which again was completed with all the expertise you could ask for. Two weeks later we saw the house for the first time and it was everything we could have asked for. Having an agent who can listen to your needs and wants and is quick to respond to your requests with constructive criticism, guidance and answers is very important. We can only say the Cheryl represented us and her company with complete professionalism. Thank you so much Cheryl.  BARRY PINGEL


Cheryl, thank you so very much for helping us sell our home and buy our dream home in East Sooke! What an amazing experience it has been working with you. I so appreciated your knowledge of the local real estate market, your professionalism, attentiveness and most of all, your patience! Buying and selling a home can be a very stressful experience and you were always there for us during our crazy moments and we can't thank you enough. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend your services to a friend, family member or colleague wanting to sell their home, purchase a new one, or both.  PAUL HERCEG