"Barry provided the most professional, supportive service I have ever had from a Realtor®. I was a solo person involved in all the stressors of buying and selling a home alone and he provided such a supportive presence. Barry always had time for me - even when I knew he had other matters he was attending to. On the selling side he included a professionally produced video in my listing which really highlighted the home’s assets. He coached me on decluttering a bit mostly with his “Is it photo ready?” line and a walk through confirming I was on the right track. He did his research. On the buying side he sent me listings totally suited to my intended purchase area and was very patient as I viewed homes. He ensured I understood a few changes in the housing market that had occurred since my last purchase - he is well informed. It was a great experience working with Barry Thomas. I highly recommend!"
-July 2021 - Barbara B.
"We met Barry through a referral from a couple whom he had helped 2 years previous. He lived up to everything they had told us he would be; patient, helpful, knowledgeable and connected to the Bowen market. Barry was patient in helping us find our dream property, we never felt rushed and he always put our agenda first. We had bought houses in other Canadian markets prior to this, but Barry redefined what a Realtor® professional could be. Not only did Barry help us navigate the negotiation process, but was instrumental in helping us understand all the caveats, design requirements and other important legal factors that should be considered when buying a building lot. He knew the neighbourhood, introduced us to our future neighbours, connected us with a mortgage broker, designer and future contractor. All in all, we would absolutely recommend you work with Barry if you are interested in the Bowen market!"
— February 2021 - Lana & Nigel
"We met Barry shortly after arriving to Bowen Island 7 years ago when we went to view one of his listings. We didn't have an agent at the time and we were immediately impressed by his professionalism and insightfulness. We wanted him to represent us from that day on. Over the years, Barry has shown us many listings all over Bowen Island. He has always made himself readily available and he always came very well prepared to answer all of our questions. Just recently Barry represented us as our Selling Agent . Firstly, he provided us with a comprehensive evaluation of our home as well as the marketplace including comparable and suggested list price. We felt informed and empowered when making our decision on listing price. Secondly, he offered us a detailed summary on how to prepare our house to go up for sale, which was very helpful. From there Barry studied up on our property specs and documentation including meeting with the Municipality to clarify property lines and easements. There was no stone left unturned in Barry's preparation. As any seller knows, it can be an emotional roller coaster when your house is being viewed by prospective buyers, but Barry's counsel kept us at ease throughout the entire process. Barry is the consummate professional who was at our side every step of the way. He really goes the extra mile to set you up for the best outcome! We highly recommend Barry to anyone currently looking to sell on Bowen Island as well as to those considering making Bowen Island their new home. Thank you Barry for all your efforts!
— December 2020 - The Bells
"We met Barry through another Realtor who was heading out on vacation. Despite short notice, Barry instantly made time in his busy schedule to show me around Bowen, introduce me to the different areas/neighbourhoods, and help us understand the market. Throughout the offer and purchase process, Barry was incredibly responsive, detail oriented, thorough (he dug up all kinds of important title and other property documents for us saving us time and money), professional, and always friendly. Despite being in demand, I never felt rushed in our calls, and he took the time to make sure our concerns were addressed. He also found quick and sensible solutions to construction concerns which came up late in the process, and had great recommendations for us for inspections and legal services, which all worked out, and were confirmed by others. I would strongly recommend Barry as a Realtor! We were so glad we ended up with him. He helped us find and close on our dream house.
— October 2020 - Mike & Angel
"Barry is an exceptional guide and advisor throughout the buying process. He's the most professional and thorough realtor we've worked with, and his calm, friendly style helps take the stress out of the situation. As our realtor, he was on top of every aspect of the purchase, and was always ready and willing to help whenever a question came up. His expertise, deep knowledge of the market and his network of home services contacts were also invaluable."
— September 2020 - Travis & Kathryn
" Barry was a pleasure to work with and was incredibly responsive at all times. He quickly understood what kind of home we were searching for and was able to help us find the perfect place pretty much right away. He also helped us through the offer, negotiation and closing process, answering all of our questions along the way. We would gladly work with him again and would happily refer him to any of our friends"
— September 2020 - Jonathan Becker
" If you have seen Barry Thomas’ superior marketing package, you will quickly appreciate his knowledge of positioning your home into a select market. Barry and I communicated extremely well. He understands high end finishes and new construction. Barry is responsive, organized and very positive. I gave Barry a challenge that no other Bowen Realtor would accept- price. He met the challenge with ease and I am pleased- all the while, living through a pandemic. I do not hesitate recommending Barry to either buyers or sellers."
— June 2020 - Homeowner / Interior Designer
"Working with Barry Thomas was easily the most professional and thorough experience I have had with a Realtor in the Lower Mainland. Barry is highly knowledgeable, affable, and displays a competency that makes you feel confident in your decisions during a time most families would find very stressful. Whether it was calling the municipality to get clear answers about a property or suggesting vendors to prepare our home for sale, you could trust that Barry had what was best for your family in mind and was striving to provide the most rewarding experience possible. He comes highly recommended for a reason. Thank you, Barry, for your stellar service and finding my family exactly what we needed."
— December 2019 - Bobbi Parker
"Barry is an amazing Realtor. I appreciate his attention to detail, his very clear and actionable suggestions for the sale of our home, and how he was 100% honest with us about the homes we looked at. He is not out to sell you any home, he is there to help you find the right home for you and in our case, the family as well. We would recommend Barry to anyone either on Bowen Island already, or looking to move here."
— December 2019 - Scott Michaels
"We had the distinct pleasure of having Barry sell our house and help us buy another one on Bowen Island. Throughout the process Barry was honest, professional, diligent and respectful. He kept us updated and informed in a timely manner and provided us with great advice delivered in an easy and efficient manner. Barry is blessed with having both a great sense of humour with at times a no-nonsense direct approach which serves him well. He made what can often be a stressful and difficult experience feel easy and perhaps most importantly was blunt when he needed to be which we found to be extremely comforting. To put it simply: we really liked him and highly recommend him for those looking to either buy or sell on Bowen."
— December 2019 - Joanna & Morgan Quarry
"I would recommend working with Barry Thomas in a heart beat. He‘s knowledgeable, kind and honest. Any questions we would have for him, he would reply quickly, with patience and he always had good advice. He guided us through the process of selling our home and kept us informed of any new developments every step of the way. Not only is he good at his job, but he’s a lovely person. He has a great sense of humor and he’s warm and disarming, which makes working with him a pleasure. When it came time to negotiate, he was respectful and honorable, but skilled and confident. During a time that can be as stressful as selling one’s house, having someone like Barry in your corner, makes it much more enjoyable and calm. I’d recommend, and have recommended, Barry to anyone on Bowen thinking of selling their home."
— October 2019 - Carly Bentall
"Barry is a very professional and knowledgeable agent who did a great job selling our home. He is well informed about the market, reliable, a great negotiator and trustworthy. What I liked most about working with Barry was how he was very responsive to my queries and constantly kept in contact with us to update us on the progress being made to sell the home."
— July 2019 - James Lafferty, Madrona Fine Homes
"Long before we met Barry Thomas, we noticed in our mailbox his elegant postcards advertising other homes on Bowen Island. These led us to the high-quality videos his team produces to promote properties. When it came time to sell our own home, we decided to interview three or more realtors, with Barry at the top of the list. But after one meeting, we immediately decided that he was our best choice. This was our first home and our first home sale. Barry appreciated the home but convinced us that some repainting and garden work, minor repairs, and new flooring would enhance the sale price. Barry provided tradespeople contacts who undertook all the work promptly and affordably. The sale process was short and sweet with our home selling on the third day, extremely close to the asking price Barry had advised. Throughout, Barry’s answers to our questions left us confident. If you’re considering buying or selling a home, contact Barry – at least for an interview. We’re sure you’ll end up choosing him as your Realtor."
— June 2019 - Ken and Ann Beatty
“ Barry did an amazing job selling my home in a slow market. It sold within a week of going onto the market! I highly recommend his friendly professional service.”
— June 2019 - Sandy Arthur
"We were drawn to Living Bowen by Barry’s impressive marketing practices. We met with Barry to discuss selling our home and immediately felt comfortable with his professionalism and knowledge of the market on Bowen Island. We are truly grateful we chose to work with Barry because he demonstrated genuine interest, patience and tenacity throughout the real estate process, from listing to finalizing the sale. His attention to detail and positive attitude made working with Barry a pleasant experience. We heartily recommend Barry as an agent who is thoughtful, hardworking and competent in every regard related to selling our home."
— January 2019 - Rick and Gay Lynn Voth
"It is with pleasure that we can recommend Barry Thomas as our Realtor of choice on Bowen Island. We met Barry a few years back at an open house in our neighbourhood and we had already been seeing his exceptional marketing materials for other homes on Bowen. When it came time for us to sell our house, Barry was the first one we called. This was the start of an excellent relationship which led to our sale closing within two months of being listed with Barry. One of the key factors in selling a home for the best price possible and as quickly as possible is setting an asking price that is acceptable to the seller and attractive to prospective buyers. Barry is a master at this and gave us a range of what he thought our house would sell for based on multiple criteria. Our sale ended up being smack in the middle of that range. Another key factor is how the house is staged for showing. Again, Barry gave us excellent advice and the showings produced multiple offers. And finally, our sale process took some twists and turns that Barry helped us navigate with professionalism and solid advice. We would certainly use Barry again and have no hesitation in recommending Barry to anyone wishing to buy or sell on Bowen."
— November 2018 - Leslee & Tim
"Professional, patient and personable are characteristics demonstrated by Barry Thomas. Yes there are many well qualified realtors on Bowen but we are very pleased to have decided to work with Barry. He exhibited such patience and understanding when meeting with us - two very nervous home owners. After listing, it was very obvious he was well attuned to the Bowen property market and potential purchasers. Keeping in constant communication he demonstrated his skills by easing our way through the process while remaining a true professional. We are indebted to Barry for making the transition into the next phase of our lives as smooth as possible. We have no hesitation in recommending Barry to others who are considering selling or purchasing a property."
— October 2018 - Greta & Ken Smith
"We first met Barry Thomas at an open house in our neighbourhood many years ago. From that time on, we observed Barry’s Living Bowen materials and his innovative marketing approach to selling homes. When it came time for us to sell our property, Barry was the first person we called. He gave us sage advice and a sound market assessment. Barry prepared an awesome marketing video of our home including photos and drone footage. Once listed, our house sold quickly. Barry guided us through the process with confidence and with constant communication. We highly recommend Barry for your real estate needs, he is kind, considerate and professional; you would be in excellent hands."
— September 2018 - Bruce & Lynda
"Barry came highly recommended from a former long-time Bowen resident whose property he sold in October 2014. From our very first meeting, we felt immediately at ease and confident in our choice to list our Bowen home with him. He was faultless in his professionalism and responsiveness, and demonstrated great patience and resilience dealing with an initial offer that ultimately fell through, before skilfully closing the sale of our house. He remained irrepressibly optimistic, even when we didn't feel that way sometimes! There are many agents on Bowen to sell or buy a house with, but few that display the strategic market sense, or attentiveness and commitment to their clients that Barry does."
— August 2018 - Susanne & Simon Bates
“I really enjoyed working with Barry on the recent purchase of my first apartment. He walked me through the process step by step and covered all my bases on a short timeline. I was really impressed by his professionalism, response time and attention to detail. I have been, and will continue to recommend him to my family, friends and network."
— August 2018 - Danielle Allan
"If you're looking to buy a home on Bowen, Barry is your best choice. He came highly recommended to us and we highly recommend him to you. Our experience of buying our home was much better than we ever imagined. Barry was really attentive to what we were looking for, helped us consider things we had not considered and was an absolute pleasure being around. He has an intimate knowledge of all things Bowen and he did an amazing job negotiating on our behalf!"
— July 2018 - Bertine & Kahlil
"Barry oversaw every detail throughout the process and represented our interests with integrity and confidence. He is a real estate marketing powerhouse who is attentive, gracious and fun. He epitomizes competence. A rare find."
— June 2018 - Shawna Goodrich & Vikk Dua
“We cold-called Barry to sell our house on Bowen Island. We are so satisfied that we chose to make that call. Barry is THE Realtor for Bowen Island. His knowledge of the Island, the local market and access to potential clients was very impressive. Barry’s marketing of our property, his responsiveness to ourselves and then to potential clients was first rate. Barry’s commitment to professionalism is something not seen regularly and we have no hesitation in recommending Barry to any prospective buyer or seller for Bowen Island.”
— June 2018 - Renee & George Paspalas
"Barry was the ideal Realtor for our needs. From his initial interview with us, the market assessment, sales materials and video, to the showings and dealings with the final buyer, he attentively represented our interests with professionalism, warmth, candour, integrity and good humour. It was a pleasure to work with Barry! We strongly recommend him whenever we have the opportunity."
— February 2018 - Jacqueline Massey & Alan Whitehead
"We are so grateful to have had such a great Realtor to sell our property on Bowen. Barry's integrity and hard work were outstanding. We found him to be incredibly knowledgeable, optimistic and responsive. He was supportive and understanding towards both ourselves as sellers and our tenants. His marketing strategies, photos and videos were very professional, and he found the perfect buyer for our property. We could not recommend a better Realtor for selling or buying on Bowen."
— November 2017 - Janelle & Brian
"Barry brought class, knowledge, and experience to the process of selling our home. The level of marketing exceeded our expectations. As a Realtor he brought an excellent work ethic, confidence and most importantly strategy. Our home sold right within the CMA range he proposed and within the timeframe we were hoping for."
— October 2017 - Penny Naldrett & James Tuer
"Barry, Thank you for all the time and effort you put into helping us find our wonderful new home. Your knowledge of the local market was invaluable. Thank you for your sensitivity to our needs, and giving us the time and options. From the beginning you made us feel comfortable and answered all our questions. Without your diligence we may have not closed on schedule, but you made it happend. Thank you for arranging the inspections and giving us all your local contacts. Your professionalism showed through, right from the beginning. We would not hesitate to recommend you for any real estate needs on Bowen Island."
— October 2017 - Fehmina Lalani & Arif Datoo
"I worked with Barry twice this year, first to sell my house and later to purchase a new one. He’s a great collaborator so it was both fun and educational to talk through strategies and explore options to arrive at my desired outcomes. Throughout, I greatly appreciated Barry’s attentive customer service, follow through and excellent communication skills. With Barry I had a partner who was enthusiastic, creative and caring so the process of preparing my house to sell and making it available for viewing was seamless and efficient. When it came time to purchase a new property, Barry was both attentive to my list of wishes and intuitive about what would work for me. My house hunting experience was like working with a friend who has your best interests in mind and shares your enthusiasm for the search. After exploring many intriguing options, we found my perfect house-match and the celebration belonged to both of us."
— September 2017 - Betty Morton
"Barry has sold 2 separate houses for me while I have lived on Bowen. He has always demonstrated a highly professional, thoughtful and research-based approach combined with a personable and friendly touch. I have a great deal of confidence in him and have appreciated his quick communication and willingness to go above and beyond in terms of professional services - big and small. I would recommend him highly as a Realtor."
— May 2017 - Wynn Nielsen
"Recently, my husband and I hired Barry Thomas to list our home on beautiful Bowen Island. Our experience with Barry was professional and positive in many ways. From providing a drone within a week of listing; expertly and creatively displaying our home on the MLS site, to communicating with us almost daily. He was an energetic listener and was very attentive to the description, staging and the exact terms of listing our home. Barry Thomas's work ethic impressed us and we highly recommend him for Realtor services on Bowen."
— January 2017 - Wendy Bower & Gordon Campbell
"From the first time I saw Barry's Living Bowen material in my mail I was impressed by his marketing and thought he may be my Realtor of choice if I decided to sell. A follow up meeting with Barry confirmed my instinct and when I decided to list my property in August 2016, my choice of realtor had already been made. Barry was very proactive in his marketing style, generating interest and awareness of my property off island as well as locally, and creating a stream of prospective buyers resulting in a successful offer within six weeks. Throughout the process he kept me in touch and informed. Without hesitation I would recommend Barry."
— November 2016 - Joanne
"After numerous recommendations and careful research we choose Barry Thomas as our Realtor on Bowen Island. As first time home owners we needed a Realtor who was patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and responsive. From the first time we met Barry, until the day he gave us the keys to our new house, he proved to be all of those things and more. Barry was quick to answer any questions we had, he understood the needs of our family and he always had our best interests in mind. Not only is Barry a very skilled Realtor, he is a very kind person. We are so glad we choose Barry as our Realtor and highly recommend him."
— November 2016 - Jill & Michael
"Thank you Barry! Barry’s experience and patience in selling our home served us well. Although we recognized a very ambitious individual, we never felt any pressure from him. He was readily available and always eager to help even before we listed. Once listed, we felt Barry gave us his full 100%. Not only, is he a true professional, he is a genuinely caring individual who keeps his client's needs in mind. I highly recommend Barry for anyone considering selling or buying! You will not be disappointed."
— August 2016 - Vickie & Dave
"We would without question engage Barry Thomas again as our realtor. After an agonizing decision to leave Bowen after almost 9 years, we turned to Barry to help us make the sale process as easy as possible, without compromising our financial investment. He met our needs in every aspect - he knows the local market very well, listens to his clients, and is always professional. He also put in the effort to market our home with a stunning video and pics. The end result was a quick sale at full asking price. The entire process could not have gone better for us."
— June 2016 - Glen & Dominic
"Several friends on Bowen Island recommended Barry to me when I decided to sell both my house on Bowen and my cottage on Gambier Island. Selling my cottage posed some unique challenges in that there is no hydro at that location and the only access is via boat or float plane. No other realtor was interested in listing my cottage; however, Barry accepted the challenge and sold it within three months for a price that was fair to both the buyers and to me. More recently, he listed my house on Bowen Island and it sold in only a few days for more than the asking price. Barry is meticulous, knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. I appreciate his positive attitude, sense of humour, attention to detail, honesty, and the care he takes to explain contracts. He is absolutely professional in everything he does. I highly recommend him."
— June 2016 - Sharon P.
"When I decided to sell my home on Bowen Island, I asked a friend who had recently sold their house for a recommendation of realtor, as he was so pleased with the realtor he had used. He said, “You HAVE to use Barry! He is the Rock Star of realtors.” Why look further with a recommendation like that! I am over the moon about how quickly Barry sold my house, and the service he provided. The house sold in one week for over the asking price. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Barry is very positive, easy to work with, highly responsive, and very professional. If you are selling a home, or looking to buy, look no further. Barry is the BEST!! He is definitely a Rock Star in my book."
— March 2016 - Cathy C.
“We listed our waterfront home with Barry Thomas in the summer of 2015, and it sold in a few months. Our experience with Barry made letting go and moving on very pleasant and safe. His presentation of our house from drone photos accompanied by music was so beautiful that we cried when we saw it, and it brought just the right buyer to our home. I recommend Barry to anyone buying or selling a home because he is impeccably honest, a smart game player, and just plain fun to spend time with.”
— December 2015 - Barbara & Gerry Clow
"Choosing to sell our home on Bowen was not one we made lightly. Largely dictated by changing life and work circumstances, it was in fact quite a difficult decision to make. But once made, our initial angst was eased substantially by working with Barry Thomas. From his initial assessment of our property, to his impressive marketing materials and strategy, to the final ‘sold’ sign going up, he was nothing less than professional, incredibly savvy and accurate with his predictions, and absolutely supportive, understanding and responsive to our every question and concern. His optimism and enthusiasm were contagious and helped buoy us up, and were definitely not without grounds as we sold for higher than asking price in a matter of days. The entire process was as quick and as painless as any selling of a home could possibly be. It is without reservation that we recommend him to anyone considering selling or buying a home on Bowen Island."
— November 2015 - Shannon & Howard
"Barry went above and beyond to make our home buying a great experience! My husband and I had already been looking for a larger home in a great family neighborhood for almost 2 years when I came across one of Barry’s stunning property photographs. Until then, I had never heard of Bowen Island. After checking his beautiful Living Bowen website and all the great information that he provides about the community on Bowen and the island life style, I was sold! Bowen Island was the perfect place to raise my kids and let them build great childhood memories. We met Barry on our first visit to Bowen and noticed he was very knowledgeable about Real Estate, the types of construction on Bowen, the neighbourhoods, and most importantly, he was very honest about the pros and cons of all the properties. Barry took all of our needs and wants into consideration and was very patient with our long search for the perfect place. We felt no pressure to take any home, even when we decided to walk away from an accepted offer. He always answered all our questions quickly and was willing to look for more information or refer professionals for a second opinion so we could take well informed decisions along the way. With a great positive personality, he even made house buying fun at times! Now that the search is over and we are already living in our new “forever” home, we are sure this house is the perfect house for us. We would definitely recommend his services to anyone and everyone. Thanks Barry for all your support and for helping us to find our dream home!"
— November 2015 - Angelica & Chris
"We met Barry when looking for a place on Bowen that we could escape our busy lives to. We weren't even sure what we wanted when we me him. We would call him to look at a place that peaked our interest and he would always be willing to get us in right away to see it. We are so thankful about how positive and patient he was. It took us a year until we stumbled upon exactly what we were looking for. He ensured we got there immediately to look at it, before it really even had an open house. It was because of him that we now have a piece of paradise."
— June 2015 - Tina & John
"My west side cottage sold in less than two weeks after I listed it with Barry Thomas. As a quintessential Bowen house with character, and my first home, it was important to me that a realtor appreciate the intrinsic beauty and lovely spirit of the place in addition to the basic listing details. Barry captured those special qualities beautifully in the photographs and especially in the video. The business side was clear and organized with excellent communication and a friendly and amiable personal touch. Thank you, Barry!"
— May 2015 - Wynn
"Barry helped us find our Bowen home. He was amazing from start to finish! It took us a year to find something we loved in our price range and he never made us feel as though we were taking up too much of his time. He responded very quickly to all inquiries from us and was always happy to obtain background info on the homes in which we had a special interest. He was patient as we looked through homes, never hovered but somehow was always right there when we had a question. Once we found “the one”, he guided us through the offer and purchase arranging all inspections in the tight time frames. He gave us contacts for every trade and professional we needed to consult and has provided great guidance through the entire process. He is the ultimate agent and has our unreserved recommendation."
— May 2015 - Joan & Rodger
"When we first contacted Barry, we were very emotionally attached to our home and the island and not really sure if we were ready to sell our home. Barry was sensitive to our needs and did not apply any undue pressure. He was generous with his time and his professional opinions... I was impressed by his personal integrity and his enthusiastic commitment to the island. He truly believes in the value of “island life”. In the end, he presented us with an offer and a perfect family to settle in our well-loved home. The experience we had with Barry made what could have been a very painful experience into an exciting new chapter of our lives."
— March 2015 - Samantha & Steve
"Working with Barry Thomas to sell our Bowen house was a true pleasure. Yes, we read the testimonials on the Living Bowen website and had also received positive recommendations from friends, but ultimately the proof is in the pudding. The selling process not only met our needs, it exceeded our most hopeful expectations regarding asking price, marketing quality, and speed of sale. Barry quickly became a trustworthy ally in both the business and aesthetics of selling our home, and his positive attitude was infectious. We also felt that Living Bowen’s attention to the context and spirit of our house (not just the metrics) was especially effective in making a speedy connection with the right buyers. We recommend Barry without hesitation."
— March 2015 - Beth & Patrick Hawkes
"Choosing Barry to list and sell my home was a very wise decision indeed. He is intuitive, intelligent, kind, knowledgeable, professional and confident in his abilities. And Barry truly listens. He supported and advised me every step of the way. I cannot thank him enough for finding the perfect buyers for my home."
— December 2014 - Lucy
"This being the fifth house that we have sold on Bowen Island, we found Barry's approach a breath of fresh air. The marketing of our home was first class. The video and photos presented very well. We had 50 showings from May to November. That accomplishment speaks for itself, also demonstrating Barry's enthusiasm, commitment and plain hard work. As far as we are concerned, Barry Thomas is the best and only agent to sell a home on Bowen Island."
— October 2014 - Martha & Gary Ferguson
"When you think innovation, creativity, unrelenting energy, professionalism and integrity… think Barry Thomas. Barry is transparent, honest, tenacious and unrelentingly optimistic, yet pragmatic – all qualities that we value. Notably, our house was a much loved home with many people attachments and Barry understood that; in addition to being intelligent, he has a big heart. We thank you Barry for exceeding our expectations. You are awesome."
— September 2014 - Vicki & Terry
"I find it hard to believe that there is a realtor out there that could out do Barry Thomas. From the beginning I didn't feel like it was a sales pitch. I felt like he was looking out for our best interests. Barry went above and beyond any realtor that we had met to market our house for sale. I recommend him 100%. He was the sole reason we got our house sold. Barry's marketing strategy was above and beyond anything we had ever seen."
— June 2014 - Krista & Brent
"Barry Thomas provided outstanding advice, service and expert knowledge of the Bowen Island real estate market as he worked on selling our home. From the initial discussions about price and marketing of the property, Barry performed with extraordinary skill in delivering the best print and media exposure possible. We were delighted with Barry’s positive approach, his integrity and his sense of humor which kept us focused. We shall be forever grateful for Barry's outstanding energy, business acumen and enthusiasm. We highly recommend Barry without any reservations."
— April 2014 - Betty & Thijs Dhont
"In the somewhat laid back real estate climate of Bowen Island, where sellers have become accustomed to having a "For Sale" sign up for prolonged stretches of time, it has been a refreshing experience to work with Barry Thomas. Barry is enthusiastic about Bowen and it's real estate possibilities. He puts his time honed background in corporate marketing, specifically contract negotiation, to good use. We found his recommendation with regard to pricing accurate, realistic and ultimately pivotal. Not only was he consistently caring and gracious, we soon learned that he was enthusiastic, creative and quick to assess new situations. In fact his clarity in understanding our wishes as well as those of prospective buyers afforded him a degree of measured flexibility. Most of all however, his total and sustained conviction that our former property [his listing] would sell quickly and efficiently [within the price bracket we had agreed upon] led him to act in complete accordance with these expectations. In fact we got the distinct impression that Barry may have been a tad taken by surprise that it took him all of three weeks to complete the sale. There may be one flaw which comes to mind about Barry if indeed it is one, and that is that he tends to err on the side of optimism. As a hurdle however, it hasn't seemed so slow him down. Thanks to Barry's regular updates, we felt included, and cared for throughout the process. His offer of putting a percentage of his commission towards a local charity of our choice, has left us feeling that he cares about this island and the community of which he is fast becoming an integral part."
— February 2014 - Patricia & David