Ed Barski & Michele Katinsky

8 years of work experience
BK Real Estate
2201 Rt 38. Ste 105
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002
(856) 287-7614

Ratings & reviews (28)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/29/2015
Rosati111
Helped me buy home
Ed Barski and Michele Katinsky (The BK Team) came highly recommended and it is very easy to see why. They are two of the most professional, friendly, honest, accommodating and personable people I have ever worked with. When my wife and i began searching to buy our first home we felt overwhelmed with where to start. We were fortunate enough to be referred to the BK Team early in our search and the process of finding our perfect home was fun, informative and an absolute success. We primarily worked with Michele and she was an amazing resource for local knowledge, relevant advice and encouragement. We never felt pressured and we never felt that our needs weren't top priority. The BK Team was founded by (in our biased opinion) two of the very best Agents in the area and though we have absolutely no intentions of selling our new home, we know who we'd call if we did. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/19/2015
user7074863
Listed and sold a home
It was a pleasure working with Michele! She was very helpful, knowledgable, and went above and beyond for this sale. Highly highly recommend this group!!!!
Highly likely to recommend
06/07/2015
suzcmyers
Listed and sold a home
Ed and Michelle sold my mother's home 4 years ago during a very tight market. They were easy to work with and I didn't have to break a sweat over the sale. They were professional, knowledgeable and truly advocates for the sale of my mother's home. I am now in the position to sell my home and intend to work with them again.
Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2015
jeanine reighn
Helped me buy and sell homes
I worked with Ed and Michelle when I originally purchased my condo in 2011. (They were working for another realtor company at the time.) After my purchase they never forgot about me. I would come home to find little gifts sitting on my front porch. From lottery tickets for St Patty's day to ice melt when the winter started to roll around. Once I moved to California, I went back to them to sell the condo they helped me purchase. Ed knew I needed to sell the condo fast. The condo was on the market and sold in 30 days. They took care of everything for me while I was 3000 miles away so I didn't have to worry about anything. Ed and Michelle listen to their clients demands/needs and provide the best options for them. Barski & Katinsky Realty comes highly recommended. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2015
frankpreto
Helped me buy and sell homes
I would highly recommend Ed and Michele as your Real Estate professional. They are highly knowledgeable on every aspect of the business. This is their full time profession and focus 100% of their time on buying and selling properties. Their use of technology is far above the industry standard and always respond in a timely matter to your emails and phone calls.
Highly likely to recommend
05/10/2015
joseph m williams
Helped me buy home
I used Ed and Michele in the purchase of my first place which was a condo and they were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. When it was time to step up to a single family home, I called them back and boy did they step up. This list of their positives runs on and on and on. Ed and Michele are excellent at what they do. Their professionalism is second to none. They both are easy to talk to and get along as well as easy to get a hold of whenever you need them. Any time we came across what I felt was a major issue, they were amazing in calming me down by explaining the whole situation and how they could resolve it. They are great problem solvers. My wife and I highly recommend them to everyone. We couldn't be happier with our house that we bought, and we were even happier about the service that Ed and Michele provided us! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2015
NicoleScarduzio
Helped me buy home
Ed and Michele are a dreamteam! I highly recommend Barski-Katinsky to anyone looking to buy their first home or sell. They were always attentive and a pleasure to work with! Answered my 1 million plus questions around the clock ;-) They are great! I promise you won't go wrong with their esteemed group!
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2015
erinappa
Helped me buy and sell homes
Ed was representing the buyer and brought them to the house I was selling. He was very thorough and professional. He also went beyond his own duty to make sure the settlement occurred as planned. I would recommend him as an agent.
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2015
cgajate
Helped me buy home
My wife and I were recommended by our mortgage company to reach out to Ed and Michele to find houses in the NJ area. We wanted to move from PA, but were not sure who to contact at the time. As soon as Ed and Michele were in contact, an immediate in person meeting was set up so they can understand the type of house we were looking for. As quickly as we had that meeting, the next weekend, they were ready to show us some houses. They are incredibly nice and a knowledgeable duo, they knew all the areas and showed us some amazing houses. The most important one was the house we currently own and our dream house! We couldn't be any happier than we are now, thanks to both Ed and Michele! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2015
zuser20140418155530282
Listed and sold a home
Michele and Ed are very professional and knowledgeable. They did a great job with my listing. They took panaromic pictures of the rooms for the listing which showed much more than regular photos. The house was sold within 6 months.
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2015
tkyons
Listed and sold a home
Ed & Michele both were exceptional with helping us sell our home. They went above beyond anything I could've ask for in realtor's. They made selling and finding a home a much easier process for my family. I highly recommend them I would definitely use them again.
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2015
csm1024
Helped me buy home
First off, I already have recommended Ed and Michele to others, and was doing so while we were still working with them. From day one, their honesty, integrity, and commitment to (in our case) retained buyer value is undeniable. They provide personal cell numbers and address concerns morning, noon, and night, and schedule property showings Monday through Sunday; they conduct property visits without hinting at personal preferences; they fully review and school themselves in contracts and documents no matter how repetitive. On one occasion, when pressed for her opinion, Michele tacitly steered me toward a lower-priced property that she knew provided better value for our investment, despite a large cut to her bottom line (she will only offer her opinions when asked - they don't seek to steer your decision, as they are true pro's). In another instance, we caught an issue that remained unaddressed by our seller at closing despite a finding at inspection, and Ed and Michele insisted that the costs of repair could not fall on the buyer. Ed and Michele not only obtained remediation costs at settlement (on the day of!), but also scheduled the repair with a reputable contractor, exceeding their obligations. They even took a hit when I later discovered a minor issue and reported it to them, but as our sale had closed, themselves covered the costs of repair (who does that???). They know everybody, and when asked, they provided referrals for mortgage consultants, insurance reps, inspectors, and engineers who were equally proficient in their respective crafts. They are uncompromisingly scrupulous and thorough in everything they do, leaving some of my friends and family in astonishment at the ease of our first home purchase process relative to their own "horror" stories. In summation, if you have an issue with them following a transaction, you didn't do your homework as a buyer (and you always should, regardless of how good a realtor you've got on your side) - they are truly second to none. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2015
pcmertz1970
Helped me buy and sell homes
Ed and Michele went above and beyond finding us the perfect house which was not an easy task to say the least. On the selling end, they were fantastic! The photos and website really showcased our house. We had an offer within two weeks. I would definitely recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2015
jjjmc81
Helped me buy home
Being first time homebuyers we were not very familiar with the process and how to go about purchasing our own house, Ed and Michele made the whole process so much easier and answered every question we had (even some dumb questions) lol. They made the home buying process easy and helped us find the perfect place that we can call home for many years to come! Every step of buying our house was smooth and handled perfectly! We highly recommend Ed and Michele! The home buying process can be a handful, but not when you have 2 great realtors on your side!! Thanks again Ed and Michele!!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2015
JustinRichardBleistein
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I were living in a cape cod. We decided it was time to expand our family. To foster this we needed to move out of our current house and move into a bigger home that we could grow into. We heard so many great things about Michele and Ed that it seemed foolish not to contact them. They came out to our home, told us what we needed to do and they were with us every step of the way. We needed some major improvements to sell and it seemed like they walked into our home with an army behind them, an army of talented contractors and other industry professionals and more importantly with a strategy. I'm not going to lie, our home was a tough sale but Michele and Ed put a great strategy together and got it done. I seriously doubt many other agents could have done what they did. It wasn't like they just installed a sign on our front lawn, put an Internet listing up and then we never heard from them. They were always in contact with us and working as if it was their home. We are now under contract on our current home and our new, beautiful home of our dreams and we have this firm to thank. We recommend Barski and Katinsky for all of your real estate needs. We are truly grateful to both of them. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2015
kirschreiber
Helped me buy home
When we decided to buy our first home, Ed and Michele came highly recommended and we couldn't have been happier with their service from start to finish. We never felt pressured to buy and they listened to all of our needs and desires. When we picked out houses to look at they were quick to set up tours and accommodated our scheduling needs (usually evenings after work). When we finally settled on a house they we're extremely helpful with the mounds of paperwork. All of their referrals to outside companies were just as helpful. Thank you for making one of our biggest life events such a smooth process. We would definitely use them again and recommend giving them a call if you are buying or selling. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2015
yoursnapshotstories3
Helped me buy home
Ed and Michele went above and beyond to help us find the right house and walked us through every step of the closing process. They were always available to answer our questions. We highly recommend the Barski Katinsky Team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
Highly likely to recommend
04/22/2015
abek23
Helped me buy home
These two fine people are a cut above the rest. A very personal approach and actually listened to our needs and requests. Made the experience an enjoyable one and answered any and all questions to help us make the right decisions!
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2015
DonnaLonguillo
Helped me buy home
Excellent service, definitely on top of their game. This realtor does not sign you up and forget about you. They work hard to get you what you want. Our home buying experience was a breeze.
Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2015
4dshore
Listed and sold a home
Ed and Michele listed and sold our investment property (rental home). After touring the property, Ed provided us a realistic assessment and suggested asking price, along with a list of recommended things to repair, spruce up or replace, in order to increase the property's value and sell it faster. We spent several weekends working on those recommendations and then asked Ed and Michele to give us another assessment. They seemed impressed with our work and we agreed on a listing price $30K more than their original assessment. We sold the property in less than two weeks and for our asking price. Then Ed and Michele made sure all the necessary actions were completed in order to have an easy settlement. Ed and Michele met or exceeded all our expectations as a seller's agent in our transaction and we would definitely recommend them and his agency to others. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/19/2015
MstarMstar8000
Listed and sold a home
I highly recommend the team of Ed Barski and Michele Katinsky because of the over-the-top service during the sale of my rental property. It was not for a large sum of money -- i.e., low commission -- nonetheless I received an immediate answer to every question I had, mostly via emails. Not only did they make the transaction as easy as possible, but they continued to bring my stress level down by their knowledge of the process and control of details. Ed and Michele are wonderful to work with and are strong in every aspect of real estate...a full service team! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2015
ellie379
Listed and sold a home
When our elderly aunt had to leave her home in Pennsauken due to medical problems, we contacted Ed & Michele and asked them to meet us at the home in hopes they would take the listing. It was a very old home, needed work but it had to be sold. Ed & Michele jumped in with both feet and told us what had to be done and oversaw everything. We explained it had to be sold quickly with a minimal amount of discomfort to our aunt who was 83 years old. Michele talked with her and helped our aunt understand what would be going on. Well with I believe a week maybe two at the most the house was sold and we were able to get our aunt into a smaller much more manageable home thanks to all the hard work Ed & Michele did. We can never thank them enough for what they did. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2015
user26850209
Helped me buy and sell homes
Great and experienced professionals! Highly recommended, did amazing job for both the sale and purchase of our last two properties. Extremely knowledgeable in all things Real Estate.
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2015
user9520780
Listed and sold a home
Listened to Ed and Michele's advise and sold our house in under a week for full asking price. The entire process couldn't have gone smoother. Thanks Ed and Michelle.
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2015
ChristineHylandGloeckner
Helped me buy home
Ed and Michele helped us to purchase our third home and rent out our previous home. They were by far superior to the previous agents that we used in the past. Rather than looking at us as a paycheck, they took the time to make sure that we ended up with the house that was right for my family. They are honest, down to earth, but most importantly, knowledegable about every aspect of the real estate market and precess.
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2015
fdaloisio
Listed and sold a home
When other Realitors could not sell our house, Barski and Katinsky did and in a very short time frame. They advised, discussed and responded as professionals...... By far the best service in South Jersey.
Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2015
kpowell1112
Helped me buy home
Ed Barski took the time to show us all the houses in our price range and in the areas we wanted to live in. Well I should say all the areas we thought we wanted to live in. Ed suggested we look in an area we were unfamiliar with and we fell in love!!! Our home is just what we were looking for, our kids attend a wonderful school and we are part of a great community !! Ed Barski took the time to get to know us and then found our perfect home!!! I would call Ed again in a heartbeat, but he did such a great job we are never leaving this one!!! Let Barski Katinsky help you find your dream home like they did for our family ;) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/16/2013
user0400065
Helped me buy and sell homes
The BK team was excellent to work with. Their responsiveness was exceptional. They made us feel very comfortable with the process. We highly recommend their services.