Barry is a family man and has four children. Two of his four sons Justin and Tyler have followed in the footsteps of their father and joined Barry’s boutique team. This is no surprise as Barry followed his father’s footsteps several decades ago.
What’s the key to this level of success? His keen eye for design and passion for architecture keeps him curious and of value to his clients. “I started in this business when I was 18 and haven’t looked back,” Barry says. “I am a people person”.
A legend in Canadian Real Estate, Barry Cohen holds a position at the very top of the industry. Barry is renowned among colleagues, clients and media alike for his expertise, integrity and intellectual horsepower.
With over thirty years of real estate experience, Barry faithfully serves his clientele in the luxury markets of the Greater Toronto Area. Having facilitated more than $5 billion in real estate transactions, no one has sold more luxury homes in Toronto in the last decade. Barry is both nationally and internationally recognized for his sales achievements and has a reputation as one of the most trusted and admired agents in the Toronto real estate market. When you choose to work with Barry, you can count on nothing less than an executive staff of seasoned professionals with an intimate knowledge of Toronto Luxury, all devoted to serving your needs around the clock.
Barry believes that in order to succeed in the long run, there are some things you cannot compromise. Genuine care, attention to detail, market expertise, innovative marketing strategies and above all, a mastery of the art of negotiation.
This combination of foundational strengths and constant innovation has led Barry to achieve a long list of accolades. He has been named Remax’s #1 agent time and time again in the last decade, and he’s one of a small elite few to hold the company’s Luminary of Distinction Award, which has been awarded to only 50 agents of the network’s 100,000 plus. Barry being one of the first inductees.
In addition to industry recognition, Barry is often called on by the press, consulting regularly for news media such as the Business News Network, the National Post, the Globe & Mail and CTV.
Barry is often invited as a guest speaker at industry events and sales conferences. He is also the realtor of choice among Toronto celebrities. While he loves working with the high profile clients, Barry takes pride in the fact that all his clients are treated with the same level of excellence and care.
Barry is proud of his long list of accomplishments, but is quick to point out he’s got both feet on the ground. “I don’t mean to brag, but I’m a very humble guy,” he jokes. “Seriously, my team and I strive to be reachable, present, empathetic, and brutally honest. It’s about the client’s best interests. In fact, quite often our best value is to talk buyers and sellers out of deals that won’t be beneficial for them.”
When Barry is not buying or selling homes for his clients, he can be found working with one of the charities close to his heart. From The Children’s Miracle Network, Sick Kids Hospital, Autism Speaks to Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, Barry’s philanthropic efforts have touched a lot of lives. Barry is also involved in local schools and causes supporting his communities and making a difference.
Asked what keeps him fresh on the job every day, Barry says he simply enjoys the day to day challenges. “I like meeting new people, I value long-term relationships, and there is never a dull moment as this business helps me bring my love of people and architecture together beautifully.
To remain future focused, Barry participates in both Canadian and International Mastermind Groups that focus on evolving client needs and innovation in the field.
"Thank you Barry for providing your expertise and assistance at every step along the way. Your staff members were excellent and extremely professional. We're happy to share our experience with friends and family and will gladly and confidently refer them to you!"
"Great execution! Your negotiations were most impressive while obtaining a full price offer for us. Well done."
"You sold it!!! We met our goal and you just added one more satisfied customer to your clientele list. It was such a pleasure working with you and your office. We appreciate your time and effort in putting the transaction together. You really know how to handle the selling process professionally. Thank you for being real and sticking it out to the end for a great result."
"Great outcome! No detail was too small or any question insignificant. Barry or his team were always available to make me feel comfortable and keep me up to date during the process. As a senior, your extra attention was most appreciated."
"Thanks for your dedication and full support over the past couple months. I had a good feeling form the beginning and now you have exceeded my expectations. You have excellent negotiation skills and I'm impressed how well you work under pressure. I enjoyed your good spirit Barry."
"It's hard to imagine the sale of a house being stress free but Barry you made it a joy! You were calm, helpful and very knowledgeable. A truly classy guy. Compliments to his team who were very supportive throughout the process."
"Barry, thanks to you and your team. You are all true professionals and your effective work behind the scenes was key in the offer presentation going well. We are very happy with the result and recommend you to other sellers and buyers."
"We were extremely pleased with the exceptional service you provided us. Your professional manner and experience benefited us in every aspect of the transaction. We highly recommend you to anyone seeking the services of a Realtor."
“Dear Barry, it was so thrilling to watch you- A Master- at work yesterday. One might say an iron fist in a velvet glove. We have wanted to put our house in your hands for many years and now it has come to pass in a most wonderful way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful sale price!”
"Hi Barry, we appreciate your wonderful work in selling our house at such an impressive price. We found you and your team to be friendly, supportive and extremely professional. With your hard work, you turned what could have been quite an ordeal into a very smooth experience. Thank you very much again for a job exceedingly well done!"