Barry Skalski

    Barry Skalski

    Since 2005, I have worked to raise the bar in the real estate industry by providing an open, honest approach to my business. I strive to keep my clients well informed so they are not caught off guard during the buying or selling process. I believe in giving back, so you will frequently find me volunteering for community and REALTOR Association opportunities such as Habitat for Humanity, neighborhood beautification projects, and association committees at the local, state and national levels. My approach to real estate has garnered recognition with several local and state awards including local and state REALTOR of the Year in 2015.

    I am a lifelong resident of the Michiana area having lived in Niles, Three Rivers, Granger, and Elkhart throughout the years. I graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with minors in Marketing and Management. I have a special place in my heart for pugs (PUGS is even part of our team phone number) and rescue dogs. The perfect pup came into my life in 2017 when I adopted a pug named Sophie. She often accompanies me to work. In my spare time, you will find me traveling, most frequently to Major League Baseball games. GO TIGERS!

    My Client Testimonials

    Special thanks to Barry for helping us for finding this house. ~ Syed Ali, Saint Joseph
    Asked Barry because we worked together years ago. When I mentioned to someone I was going to sell my house, they recomended Barry. I did not know he was a real estate agent before that. When he was recommended, the familiar name made me call him. His outstanding performance is why I'd recomend him to anyone else wanting to sell their home, or buy a new one. Thanks Barry ~ Justin Bratzler
    Barry, Jennifer, and their team are incredible. I've been blessed to work with them in the past, so my decision to go through them again was an easy one. Barry makes being a high-performing realtor look easy. He's so easy to work with that I've found it best to just sit back, take his advice, and let him do his job. I trust him, without question, to make decisions - on my behalf, even - for any buying or selling transaction. I cannot say enough about Barry and his team. I've purchased and sold many homes through them and they truly are fantastic - fast, extremely knowledgable, 100% professional while still being human and attentive to your buying/selling needs. The buying and selling process through these guys is always smooth and easy. I'll never go through another realtor!! ~ Aubrey, Indiana
    Barry is the best. He KNOWS the market and how to make the best of it. Ask for his advice, then follow it, you won’t be sorry. He recommended a pre-listing inspection to save any potential surprises. It yielded a couple of minor issues that we were able to resolve pre-listing and we made the inspection and repair documentation available to any potential buyer. Our house sold in right at 24 hours, with multiple offers. The buyer was comfortable buying “as-is” because of the pre-listing inspection. Use Barry, you won’t be sorry!!! Augie & Janet | Home Seller
    Barry and The Home Team are outstanding. They REALLY understand their business and make great recommendations. One specific instance stands out. Early in our looking at houses, we were seriously thinking about making an offer on a home. Barry recognized that we were 'surrendering' and not completely confident that this was a love-it-forever home. it may have been, but Barry reminded us that there was no real urgency to buy immediately. His confidence and assurance that we would, in due time, find the perfect home helped us realize that we should pass and wait on something better. We are now in a home that we absolutely love. Our experience is that this kind of scenario is the norm for Barry and The Home Team. Do yourself a favor and use The Home Team!!! Augie & Janet, Elkhart | Home Buyer
    I was selling my house due to reasons outside my control. Barry (The Home Team) was understanding, empathetic and professional. He laid out a plan and explained how the transaction would most likely occur based on knowledge of the current market and details of my home. In the end it all occurred just as Barry predicted, we had a signed offer within the crazy quick time frame that he originally detailed and sold for slightly above the amazing price he predicted. I was very impressed throughout the process and believe he achieved a top sale price in a very rapid timeframe. (There was a situation during the close, the way Barry dealt with it proved his integrity to me, I would highly recommend The Home Team.) Jesse - Mishawaka, IN | Home Seller
    Barry did an amazing Job for me, just as he did for my parents 8 years ago. The market has been so crazy lately, we lost on quite a few homes. But once we found the one, everything went incredibly smooth. I am so thankful for everything they did for me to get my boys and I in the perfect home for us. Kelly granger indiana | Home Buyer
    The sale of our first home with a previous realtor was difficult. I know now with experience that most of the mistakes made were avoidable. I was apprehensive about selling this home due to that experience. This time, I was bored. Twiddling my thumbs bored. From start to finish every need was taken care of before I asked. Barry and The Home Team have the experience and every resource you need to make your transaction as stress-free as possible. Whether you're buying or selling, choose The Home Team. You won't regret it. Jennifer, South Bend, Indiana | Home Seller
    I never had a question that we would use Barry with the Home Team when we sold our house. He's been answering my questions for the last nine years after selling us our first home. I barely blinked and our house was sold at above asking price. The whole process was easy. Barry referred me to a great realtor in our new city and we couldn't be happier. Sara, Mishawaka | Home Seller
    This is the 2nd home that we've purchased with Barry and The Home Team. If there is a 3rd, Barry will be our first call. This market is fast and competitive and you want to be represented by the most professional and knowledgeable agents out there. I can say with experience that's what you're getting with The Home Team. We're thrilled with our new home! Jennifer Gregorich, Mishawaka | Home Buyer
    I was referred to Barry and his team from a good friend and I am so glad I contacted them when looking for my first home. Being new to the process, I learned a ton and I know I had a great guide with a ton of knowledge and experience and I am exceedingly pleased with the house, the location, and the price. Barry was very professional and quick to respond, and also referred me to a great mortgage company who has also been fantastic. I strongly recommend Barry and the Home Team, especially if you are a first-time buyer. Kari, South Bend | Home Buyer
    During such an unprecedented time, Barry Skalski of the Home Team did all that he could to sell our house as quickly as possible, and at top dollar. He was always up front and honest, and stepped in with a last minute assist to ensure our house was ready to sell. I cannot recommend Barry enough, and we would work with him again if we still lived in Northern Indiana! JonathanStanley06
    Barry worked with us to look at several homes across a wide range range of styles and neighborhoods. He was always very responsive, listened to what we were interested in or not through each showing and made excellent suggestions. It was a great experience working with him and his team, and I have already been recommending him to others! Tony Rimovsky, South Bend | Home Buyer
    Barry went above and beyond to sell our house, during a pandemic no less! He even found us a trustworthy Realtor in TX (on a Saturday Evening), after we dealt with a dishonest Realtor here in TX. We were pretty stressed out because we needed to move 1,000 miles away to the North Dallas, TX suburbs for My Husband’s job. COVID-19 didn’t help our stress levels. Barry was understanding of this and was always available to answer our questions, no matter how small or obvious they might be. Barry is extremely knowledgeable about South Bend Real Estate and we trusted and continue to trust him! Thank You Barry! Jennifer & Jonathan Stanley Little Elm, TX | Home Seller
    Barry hand his Home Team are the best in the business! There was no chance we would go with anyone else! The house sold in 1 day, everything after that was smooth sailing. Tim Watson, Mishawaka | Home Seller
    Barry is an all around professional at all aspects of real estate. He has worked with me for over ten years now though several companies. Barry and the Home Team are a true asset to Cressy & Everett. Ladies at the counter are knowledgeable, friendly and professional as well. George Thomas, II | Home Buyer
    I have worked personally with Barry Skalski for many years through many purchases and sales. He is by far the best realtor I've ever worked with. I wouldn't hesitate to use Barry again. This was a long distance sale. I had moved to Oregon and was selling a rental property in Elkhart, Indiana. I had very little paper work and the Home Team handled everything else. They did a great job!I <3 the Home Team! Holly Vernon Portland, OR | Home Seller
    What a great team, Barry is an incredible hard working knolagable property specialist.I would without question recommend him and his team! Sean Wilson Newberg, Oregon | Home Seller
    Awesome Team! Got everything I wanted done in such a short time. I appreciate all the business Barry has given me and I am so Thankful I can repay him with my business. Thank you for taking such good care of me Barry! You are awesome. Jkavas
    I have worked with many Realtors from several states and the Home Team has been far superior to any one I've worked with in the past. I have very specific needs when looking at real estate and The Home Team understands that and works with me to meet my needs, not a realtor's sales quota. The Home Team is straight forward with me and gives me their honest opinion. They have gotten me through very difficult negotiations both buying and selling in a really bad real estate market! I've tried the "For Sale By Owner" route and it is so worth it to have an experienced Realtor on your side! I've recommended them to many people including friends and family and those that have used them where very happy they did! The Home Team not only lists your house but they put a great deal of time into marketing your home, from the MLS to the TV show, to a 3D walk through of your home (super cool!). They don't just "put a sign on it". I highly recommend The Home Team! They will help you from beginning to end to manage the purchase or sale of your largest financial investment. user835846
    I was very impressed. My home had been on the market previously with another agent from Nov-May. No luck. He put my home up in July, I had an offer the next day. Thank you Barry for all of your help & advise Danita C. Browm | Home Seller
    When other realtors failed me, Barry came through above and beyond. I highly recommend The Home Team. Tim Wieneke, Florida | Home Seller


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