Larry Barasch, ABR,CRS,GRI
Office: (631) 274-1955
Cell: (516) 449-2222
"Honesty and Integrity"
Licensed Broker Associate
|December 1, 2015
Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.
I could end there, but there are a number of things I appreciate about how you helped us handle the sale of 20 North Hamilton. I am still stunned and grateful that things went so smoothly -- in large part because of your efforts.
Here is a short list of some of what me and my family came to expect and appreciate from you and your team at Coldwell Banker:
•Honest straight forward advice: From our first meetings with my family you were very clear and direct about the pros and cons of the family home we were trying to sell. Your advice about what investments to make prior to going to market was great. By suggesting what we should spend a little money on before showing you saved us a great deal of money on things that didn’t make sense.
•Realistic assessment: In the end the house sold for just about what you predicted at the outset. Determining the value of a house for a novice is very difficult. Your expertise and professional opinion were invaluable to us.
•Great communication: While the entire event only took about 6 months there was a period where I was traveling for work more than usual.
Between e-mails, texts and phone calls you were able to keep the ball rolling even when I was away. I always felt as if I knew exactly what
was going on – the good and the challenging.
•Cooperation: Whether it was arranging to show the house or meeting to go over your marketing plans, you and your team at Coldwell worked very
cooperatively with us. There were really no conflicts that I can think of.
•Attention to detail: Our lawyer, who can be a very critical person, was impressed from the start with your attention to detail. Getting
everything right and complete the first time saved us weeks in the process.
I could go on, and would be pleased to if you ever need me to provide a reference for your services. Meanwhile, I need you to promise to stay in this game until Caroline and I are ready to sell our place in a few years. Deal?
Brian Schmitt, Lindenhurst, NY Seller
You are a true professional. It was great working with you the second time around.
Pat & Tom Berger, Medford Condo Seller
|It was such a pleasure working with you during the sale of my dad’s home. From the beginning we were impressed with your personal approach, professionalism, attention to detail and obviously your extended knowledge in the Real Estate business. You’ve made selling a home, from what we thought would be a frightening experience, to actually a pleasant one. Your integrity and honesty was what made us feel at ease and comfortable throughout the selling process. We will definitely recommend your services to others.
Richard & Laura Grill– Lindenhurst, NY
We wanted to thank you for your time and patience throughout this process. We appreciate everything you've done. Thank you for helping us reach a wonderful milestone in our lives.
Josephine & Christopher
Josephine & Christopher Adamou, West Islip, NY
It was my pleasure to work with you on the sale of my home, as well as, on the purchase of my condo. You were very thorough and knowledgeable in advising me of all aspects of the sale and I appreciate your assistance with the many questions I posed to you. Each sale is unique in its own way and we had some minor issues, however, you were always there to advise and help me handle each situation as it occurred. I always felt you had my back and were looking out for me. Sometimes sales people say things just to make a sale, however, I felt you were honest and kept your word, and this is a rare quality that sets you apart from other sales people.
I wish you all the best in the future and will definitely recommend your services to others.
Deborah Frost, West Babylon, NY
|Thank you so much Larry! You have been so helpful these past few months. Thank you for showing us multiple houses. You always made yourself available for us. Thank you for explaining everything to us as we went through this process for the first time. Thank you for fighting for us and supporting us as we bought this house. We really appreciate all of your hard work. We will certainly recommend you to our family and friends.
Melanie and Jeremy, Proud homeowners!
Jeremy Rosen & Melanie Buckland, Wantagh, New York
|Last week I had the closing for a one bedroom co-op that I purchased in Fisherman's Wharf, West Babylon. Larry Barasch was my agent. I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you what a wonderful experience I had from start to finish. Larry was unbelievably thorough and never missed a single detail. He knew my questions before I did. I honestly can't say enough about how happy I was with everything. I would highly recommend Larry to anyone looking to buy in the area. He will far exceed anyone's expectations.
I would also like to mention that I have been to the co-op a few times to clean, paint, etc...and have already met quite a few of my new neighbors. I am so happy and excited to settle in there. I absolutely love it!
Thank you again!
Claire Phillips, West Babylon, NY-Fisherman's Wharf Co-Op Purchaser
| We want to thank Larry for making our home sale and buying so easy. He got our home listed quickly, at the right price, and helped us navigate through 2 buyers who were bidding against each other in order to buy our home. Carefully guiding us how we could attain a maximum offer, without losing or turning off either of the bidders.
Larry also spent a lot of time and showed a lot of patience on helping us find the perfect home. We spent 2 full days just discovering what style house we wanted. Once we discovered we wanted a splanch, Larry showed us nothing but splanch's which made the home buying process so much easier.
Most important, Larry was also very easy to get a hold of as he responded to all of our e-mails and calls in a timely manner.
We will be sure to recommend Larry to anybody we know who is looking to buy or sell a home anywhere on Long Island.
Brandon & Jennifer Solomon, Nesconset, NY
Just wanted to thank you again for everything you did in order to make a dream of mine come true.
For years I've often thought of owning in Fishermans Wharf when the time came and now it did! I love the idea of living on the water, without the worries of flooding or problems that can arise with severe weather. I can't wait until the warmer weather comes, so that I can take full advantage of the tranquility that I will experience listening to the fountains and all of the wonderful sounds of nature. LOL, I'm relaxing now, just thinking of it!
Working with you was wonderful, and it was never stressful. Throughout the whole process, I could count on you to get back to me, with answers to any questions or concerns I might have had and in a very timely manner.
You are a true professional, in every sense of the word. Not only are you very knowledgeable in every aspect of real estate, you have integrity, a quality that is a must for me in any professional I work with.
I will definitely give your name and number to anyone I know that needs a realtor that they can count on.
Best always to you and your family,
Mary C.-Fisherman's Wharf Co-Op Purchaser
|Good Morning Larry,
We just wanted to take a moment and Thank you for making our dreams come true. We love our new home and are so excited to begin our next adventure. We couldn't have done this without you. You supplied us with all the necessary knowledge and contacts we needed to make this dream a reality. Your knowledge of the real estate business is endless. Your comforting personality allowed us to enjoy the process, You not only kept us calm, you made it fun. I look forward to recommending you to all our friends and family, so they may also enjoy the services you provide to achieve a smooth home buying experience, like we did.
Thank you again for your service and may God Bless you always.
Diane & Alberto Ramos
Diane & Alberto Ramos, Waverly Park, Holtsville Purchasers
|It was a pleasure working with you. Even though the seller was your client, you quickly became my "go to" person during this lengthy & at times, bumpy process, and I am most appreciative! I would certainly recommend you to anyone that I know who's on the market to buy or sell.
In the meantime, best wishes in the new year,
Mary Buser-Fisherman's Wharf Purchaser
|Larry - Thank you for making the sale of our co-op apartment so quick and easy. It was a pleasure dealing with you and we will certainly recommend you to any of our Long Island friends in the future. Best of luck to you! Marilyn & Steve Vine
Marilyn & Steven Vine, Fisherman's Wharf Sellers
|Just wanted to say I closed on the sale of my co-op yesterday and couldn't be happier with one of your agents, Larry. He made the whole experience a pleasure. He was professional, informative, honest and just a great guy to deal with. He always answered my calls or got right back to me. He was also very knowledgable about Fisherman's Wharf and I would recommend him to anyone. He's an asset to your company. I'd like to see him nominated for employee of the month.
Thanks again, Ken M.
Kenny M.-Fisherman's Wharf Seller
I just wanted to let you know that Lisa and I appreciate all your help with the looking for and eventual purchase of her co-op.
You were not only professional but your experience and knowledge was invaluable to us.
Your help with the entire process was a big asset to us and made it as painless as possible !
I wish you all the luck in the future and will recommend you to anyone i know who is buying or selling real estate.
Please feel free to us me a a reference to any of your future clients, or have them contact me.
Lisa. G-Fisherman's Wharf Buyer
I would just like to thank you for all of your help in finding me a home. I'm sure it took a lot of patience to deal with my selective personality. However, you were honest, to the point and did not bullshit me! I truly appreciate that! And I would like to commend you on the outstanding job you did in finding me the perfect place and helping me become a "First-Time Homeowner." I don't think I would be here without your advice. And now that I have finally settled in, I can say that this place is perfect for me. I really enjoy living here. So once again, I would just like to say thank you for all of your help and advice. And don't worry, I will highly recommend you to everyone I know with real estate questions!
P.S. If you're ever in the neighborhood do not hesitate to stop by and see how the place turned out.
Joe M.-Co-Op Buyer/Client
|Thank you Larry! Thank you also for the wonderful toys for Taylor! The new house is beautiful. We can't wait to finish unpacking and get a normal schedule going. We will be sure to recommend you.
Leslie, Mike and Taylor
Leslie, Mike and Taylor S., Ronkonkoma, NY
|Hi Larry, thank you so much for all your help with the house, of course you come highly recommended to anyone we know looking for a broker! Feel free to drop in when you are in the neighborhood!
Laurie & Scott and Olivia, East Islip, NY
I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for all your efforts on the very quick, successful sale of my Townhouse in Bay Shore. When I decided to sell my home in this tough economy, I knew that you were the ONLY one for the job. Your impeccable research, professionalism, honesty, integrity and attention to detail far exceeded my expectations. It made the whole process flawless for me from start to finish. I felt as if I was your only client, not one of many. There truly is no substitute for experience and I thank you, thank you, thank you. It was a pleasure to have you as my Realtor and I’ll be sure to pass on my highest recommendations to friends and family.
Barbara T.-Milford, Pa
We just want to let you know how appreciative we are for everything you have done for us. You always made us feel important and validated throughout this entire process. You are a genuine, hardworking person that we have truly enjoyed working with and becoming friends with. We will miss house hunting with you, but are so grateful to you for helping us every step of the way into our new home. We are so excited to begin our lives together in this house! Keep in touch.
Kristen and Steve
Three years ago, I called up Larry to show me an apartment he was listing at Fisherman’s Wharf. I feel in love with the apartment and Larry helped me purchase my first place. He was so kind, thorough, and genuine throughout the entire process. He always made me feel at ease. About a year ago, I called Larry and asked him to help me sell my place because I got engaged and we wanted to buy a house. Once again, I was so impressed with Larry’s work ethic and knowledge. I put my co-op for sale in February and was out by August. Larry then took us house hunting. He made the process fun and exciting. We just closed today, January 6, 2010, and could not be happier with our decision. Larry made all of our dreams come true! Larry is not only dedicated to his profession, but he is a wonderful father and friend.
Kristen and Steve
Kristen R. and Steven T., Bayport, NY
I just wanted to say thank you for the successful sale and closing on our townhouse. I am sure there was a lot of behind the scenes drama that you dealt with and shielded us from. Also thanks so much for showing the townhouse while we were away on the week-ends. When Barbara and I decided to sell the townhouse we both agreed that only you would be the one to get the listing. We both have enjoyed all of our business dealings with you and look forward to your trip to visit us in Pa. You are always welcome. It was such a pleasure to deal with a professional as yourself and a person that had our complete trust.
All the best in 2010 and I am looking forward to our fishing week-end.
Jack L., Milford, PA
|Larry Barasch, I would refer him to anyone who is looking for a trustworthy, reliable, honest and an all around good guy. We had a challenging house to sell and in this challenging market of real estate and Larry came through. We had used him fifteen years ago to sell our house in West Islip when Larry Barasch was just starting out in the real estate market. We called on him again, and in the phone conversation I picked up that he was still the same knowledgable and caring person and that the real estate business did not harden him. He was not rehearsed as most agents are; what you see is what you get. He gave us good advice on what to do through the process. Larry Barasch is as quick witted as his legs are long, give him a chance and he will definately do right by you. Our highest compliments and referrals go with you. Thank You.
The Gustafson Family-Lindenhurst
Thanks for selling Grandma’s Co-Op so quickly. You are truly the Fisherman’s Wharf Co-Op KING! It was a beautiful bright and sunny place, and we hope the next owner loves it as much as Grandma, and we all did.
You are the utmost professional always! We appreciate your dedication to your job and the way you conduct your business. You have one of the highest ethics we have ever encountered, especially for someone in real estate (you guys generally get a bum rap!). Everything was smooth from the signing of the contract to the closing. Thank you.
Yes, of course, we will send people your way who are looking to purchase real estate as we encounter them!
Please add this to your long list of Happy Customer testimonials!!
Have a GREAT year in 2010!!
P.S. We’ll stop by from time to time just to say HI!
Ed and Cathy K.-Fisherman's Wharf Co-Op Sellers
|Larry helped me in the purchase of a co-op as a buyer’s agent. Being a first time homebuyer, he was patient in answering many of my questions and gave me strength to move forward. He is organized, very prompt in returning phone calls and e-mails, and straightforward to deal with. He also ran personal errands to get the necessary documents and did face-to-face negotiation with the seller. He is a veteran in the business and will get the job done right for you.
David C.-Co-Op Purchaser, Kings Park, NY
|Larry, it was a pleasure working with you. You did everthing I needed done to get me through a hard time. You kept me up to date on everything and always looked out for my best interest. In the future when I need a real estate agent I'll be sure to give you a call first.
Terry S. Seller 129 Millard Ave., West Babylon, NY
It's my pleasure to provide a testimonial to your services in our recent transaction.
As the seller "across the table," I found you professional, thorough, reasonable and, at all times, advocating for your client as a buyer's agent. Even at the closing, when all details had been settled by the attorneys, I noted that you followed through to your own satisfaction to protect the buyers' interests. It was clear that your representation well-benefited them, and I have confidence that future interactions with you would run just as smoothly.
I congratulate you on your success and wish you only more of the same.
Kathleen K.-Lindenhurst, NY Seller
|Thank you for helping us in the purchase of our 1st co-op. At the start, everything seemed very complicated, but after meeting you things got very smooth and easy. You were a constant source of knowledge and support. We will always recommend you to our friends and relatives.
Kenneth & Caridad W.- Fisherman's Wharf, West Babylon Purchasers
Thank you for your assistance in the purchase of our new home. It was great working with you. You made the process simple and easy. We will be recommending you to our friends and family. Thank you!
Kristen & Phil L.
Kristen & Phil L.-Country Club Gardens Co-Op Buyers
Thank you for your help in the purchase of my First home. It was a pleasure working with you. Even though you were the sellers realtor, your help was most welcome, and let me add thanks for helping with all the paperwork. The knowledge you have of Fisherman's Wharf made this a fast and painless purchase. Again just want to say THANK YOU!
(Fisherman's Wharf Co-Op Purchaser)
Joe M.-Elmont, NY
Thank you for all of your hard work to get this property sold.
I wish you much luck in the future.
Linda H. (Fisherman's Wharf-Co-Op Seller)
Linda H.-Babylon, NY
|Larry - Thanks for all of your help. You went above and beyond and I am so grateful for that. I will certainly pass your numbers on. Please stay well and enjoy the rest of your summer.
Grace M., North Babylon, NY
(Fisherman's Wharf Co-Op Seller)
Thank you for being there every step of the way during my first home purchase. Your knowledge, persistence, support and sense of humor were just what I needed throughout the process. I appreciate all you did for me. Thanks again!
Karen R.-Selden, NY
|Good Morning Larry
Now the fun begins , I am in the process of updating three bathrooms and the kitchen.I want to thank you for your help in getting this deal to work. I don't think it would have happened without you on the job. I have never written a reference letter before, but I do believe that you are one of the highest quality real estate professionals I have had the pleasure to deal
with. After you left the closing on Tuesday my lawyer made a comment about you. He said that of all the real estate brokers he has ever dealt with you are the best he has ever worked with, now that's a statement to be proud of. You are a credit to your profession and I would recommend
you to everyone I know. Again thanks for your help
Art C., North Babylon, NY
Words cannot express how much we appreciate the time and effort you put into working with us. Without your dedication and expertise, we don't think we would have made it through this whole process. We would like to compliment you on a job well done! You're the best.
Thanks again for everything!
Monica V. and Jonathan R., 226 Millard Ave., West Babylon, NY
|Larry, Thank you very much for all you have done to assist Nick and I with the purchase of our new home. You were very understanding with all our questions and helped us every step of the way through out the whole process.
Thanks again for everything that you did. We really appreciate it!
Stephanie and Nick O- West Islip
|Larry was of great help to me in the process of purchasing the co-op in Fisherman’s Wharf. I was a first time buyer and didn’t have much knowledge on the whole purchasing of a co-op. Larry went out of his way to make appointments with me, to help with the applications and other paper work that I had to complete, even though he was the seller’s agent. Anytime I had a question, I would either e-mail him or call him and he would get back to me promptly. I had more contact with Larry than my own agent.
I would recommend Larry to everyone and if I ever need to sell in the future, I will definitely be using Larry as my agent.
Joyce K. and Gregg M.-West Babylon, NY
Thank you so much for all your assistance throughout the offer until the closing of my co-op. It was a pleasure working with you. I thought this day would never come. Finally we closed and you were there for me. Your knowledge and guidance has enlightened me about the real estate industry. Upon my retirement, I'm considering becoming an agent too! Best of luck in your career.
P.S. the gift card was very thoughtful---Thanks again
Caroline C.-Selden, New York
|Reid and I are HUGE fans. We bought our first home from him 8 years ago and didn’t hesitate to call him again when we decided to buy another. In a world where customer service is a lost art, Larry is a breath of fresh air. Larry has a strong set of business ethics. He is honest, dedicated, detailed and available. Larry understands the fast pace of the real estate market and makes himself available to his clients. You can always reach him and he will never forget an appointment. Larry is excellent at listening to your needs and he makes it a priority to get out there and find the perfect match. He is the consummate realtor and his knowledge of ALL aspects of the buying process are bar none. We highly recommend his services.|
Melissa and Reid S.-Smithtown, NY
|It is with much pleasure that I am writing you this referral letter upon the closing of 33 Farber Drive, West Babylon, NY. As you could imagine, the process of selling my co-op was initially associated with a few bumps in the road prior to your arrival.
Larry, once you were enlisted to sell 33 Farber Drive is it was evident that in no time my property would be sold. Sure enough your professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the market place resulted in a quick sale.
Thank you again for your time and assistance in selling 33 Farber Drive. I will be sure to pass along your information to my friends and family whom are interested in buying or selling.
Vincent M., W. Babylon Co-Op Seller
Thanks so much for all you have done to assist Kathleen and me in our purchase of our Co-Op.You were there for us when we ran into a few obstacles trying to coordinate the purchase while in the middle of selling our home. But you helped us work things out so that eventually everything fell in place. We will be more than happy in recommending you to our family and friends who are interested in buying or selling any properties.
Vincent & Kathleen G., West Babylon, NY & Brooksville, FL
|(Co-op Buyer Referral)
Thanks very much for helping Carol G. with her co-op purchase. As usual, you gave her peace of mind when others failed. Thank you for treating her as well as me, with such professional courtesy and a great sense of humor! Hope all's well with you and your family. Thanks again!
Nancy B.-Islip, NY
| Larry Barasch was our realtor for the sale of our co-op and the purchase of our house. He took care of every detail and let us know exactly what needed to be done to best facilitate the buying/selling of our properties.
During the time in which we worked with Larry, he was accommodating of our schedules and had an answer to every question we asked. We could not have hoped for a broker who was more in tune to our needs than Larry Barasch, and we would recommend him to anyone who wants to sell or buy a home on Long Island.
Cara & Steve, Lindenhurst
|We purchased our first home from you and sold our first home with you and both experiences were top notch. Buying and selling a home is a very emotional time for anyone and you not only assured us but proved every step of the way that we were in good hands. Any time someone speaks to me about selling or buying a home I let them know that there is only one person to call and that's you.
I hope that you and your family are well... Enjoy your holidays...
Our Sincere Thanks
James & Maria B.-Bay Shore, NY
|Ellis and I just want to sincerely thank you for helping us to sell our home. May God bless you and your family.|
Ellis & Pat P.-Amityville, NY
|"Your dedication to professionalism and honesty is what made me feel comfortable in recommending you to our friends, Nicole & Carl. Tom and I look forward to buying a house from you in the future!"|
Tom and Debbie S. (Co-Op Buyers)
|Thank you so much for helping me find my new co-op apartment! You were so easy to work with and you spelled everything out so I could understand it.
I appreciate everything, and when I'm ready to sell, I'll give you a call.
Keep in touch!
Roseann G. and Jay T.
|I can't say enough about Larry Barasch, who was extremely knowledgable, answered my calls immediately, and was patient with all the questions this first time home buyer had!|
Eileen & Dan S.- Lindenhurst, NY
|When I decided to sell my co-op in West Babylon, I decided to call Mr. Barasch...I could not have made a wiser call. He helped me every step of the way, was always available, and took charge. I knew I could count on Mr. Barasch to do his best and I could lean on him. Needless to say, closing went smooth, I am in my new home, and have and will continue to recommend him. Mr. Barasch is a very hard worker and should be considered a valuable asset to his office.|
Marie W.- Massapequa Park, NY
|Out of all the previous agents we consulted, Larry was the only one who didn't try to sell us something we didn't want, or a house that looked like it should be condemned! We would absolutely recommend Larry to anyone who is buying or selling a home, for an honest agent who puts your needs ahead of his own.|
Lewis and Maureen C. -West Islip, NY
|If not for Larry Barasch, the dream of living in a home would have been put on hold for years. Larry stuck by us and was honest, insiteful and trustworthy. Not only did we meet a great real estate broker, but we also made a great friend. Sincere thanks to Larry for making our dream come true.|
Eli and Marjorie S. - Bay Shore, NY
|With the sale of our home in Bay Shore and relocation to the Boston area, Larry was very persistent and personable, and kept us all focused through some very tough moments to the closing. Larry's work ethic speaks for itself, and is a valuable asset. If all brokers maintained the same ethical and work standards as Larry, the entire real estate industry would benefit greatly. Our only problem now, in our search for a home in Boston, is that we don't have a quality individual like Larry to rely and depend on. Thank you Larry, for your support and a job well done.|
Tom and Pam K. - Scituate, Massachusetts
|As first time home buyers, we were under a lot of pressure. Larry took our concerns to heart and dealt with them in an attentive and efficient manner. We couldn't be happier in our new home, and will never forget how Larry made our dreams come true!|
Ed and Linda R. -East Islip, NY
|Larry is a wonderful person and a dedicated worker. He spent a lot of time with us and showed much concern toward our very picky needs. It is without hesitation that we would recommend Larry to anyone we know. We are certain he will give them the same quality of help and kindness as he showed us.|
Sandra and Norberto C. - Brentwood, NY
|Larry really cared for us and made us his #1 priority. The house he found for us was our dream home, and it was love at first sight! We were very nervous, but Larry helped us every step of the way. He made our buying experience a pleasant one from start to finish. Larry is a very special person and we will always be grateful to him. We would gladly recommend his service to anyone in the future.|
Kristine and Tom S. - Bay Shore, NY
|Larry's professionalism, knowledge and most of all caring, made our house-hunting fun and less frightening. We feel he went above and beyond what any other agent would have done to find us the perfect home. Thank you to Larry Barasch who became such a big part of our life.|
Karen and Chris S.-Massapequa, NY