Barry moved to San Diego from South Florida in 1992, buying and moving into his first fixer-upper home in Mission Hills. He has since remodeled and sold several homes, giving him the experience and edge to be very knowledgeable about the process. This passion eventually drove him to become a Realtor in 2002, which has enabled him to share his expertise and assist his clients with their investment and personal real estate purchases and sales. His familiarity in multi-unit property ownership and management, purchasing, rehabilitating and selling single family homes has always been of great value to his clients. Barry’s clients know him as an agent with integrity, quick responsiveness, patience, and being fun to work with.
Barry is a member of the National, California and San Diego Associations of Realtors.
When he’s not working with clients, you will most likely find Barry working on his landscaping projects, enjoying the beautiful San Diego outdoors, or heading off to the gym.
6 Reasons to Choose Barry Finnegan as Your Real Estate Agent, – Elaine Illoso, JD
1. ACCOMMODATING – EXCELLENT AVAILABILITY.
Barry always worked around our schedules, which is critical for professionals with busy schedules. He was always available and would take the time to view every listing of our choosing, at our pace. Barry was always right on time or early for any scheduled showings or meetings.
2. WILLINGNESS TO TRAVEL WITHIN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
This point expands on his availability. He was always willing to see any property within San Diego County. This included driving to properties during rush hour traffic-about which he never complained.
House by house, Barry provided a truthful assessment of each property. He gaged each situation for itself and assessed and translated costs of any necessary improvements post purchase. He called a spade a spade. For example, he translated the sight of one property as “deferred maintenance”.
4. NO PRESSURE.
We never felt any pressure in viewing houses. Barry understood that we wanted our purchase to be a long term commitment. He always kept what we wanted in mind, tailored our search to our preferences and made honest suggestions on how to help the process (i.e., expand our search area with only what we were comfortable).
5. COMMUNICATION ALL AROUND.
Barry’s communication with us, the list agents, the escrow officer and the lender was clear, concise, timely and honest. He always took initiative on making things happen with each and every step, and each important transaction. We sincerely appreciated that effort.
Barry’s understanding of real estate law and its translation from real estate legalese to English and what it all meant in a practical sense made us realize his years of experience and level of professionalism: are priceless.