Not many can claim to have purchased their first bit of land by age 10, and few have sold real estate by age 17. But Mason Barnes did exactly that, because he's no ordinary agent. His father has been a broker and commercial brokerage CEO for decades, and Mason began following in his footsteps at a very young age.
Today, Mason delights in selling small pieces of the city he loves to and for clients who value his honesty, dedication and personal support.
"This tends to be a relationship business and I enjoy that aspect," says Mason. "My goal is to be the client's Realtor for life, not just for the one transaction."
Knowing that his clients are looking for an ally, whether they're selling or ready to buy, Mason focuses on patiently hearing out every client's needs and expectations. He then diligently monitors the market for properties that are nothing but an ideal fit for his buyers, while selling listed homes in record time.
"Chicago is a city of neighborhoods," Mason explains, "there can be mini-markets within the larger Chicago market, which means there's something for everyone." And he can find anything for anyone. Backed by Dream Town's tools of technology and client-focused support system, Mason can stay fully aware of the ever-changing Chicago market while devoting the whole of his attention to the clients who rely on him.
His studies in marketing and consumer behavior, plus over a decade of experience in the Chicago market, allow Mason to fully understand the position of buyers and sellers and help him see potential transactions from every angle. With this kind of insight and understanding, Mason is able to lead any client to success.
Of course, Mason's relationship with his clients rarely ends after a closing. He remains a source of support, whether clients need help with repairs, updates or all-new transactions.
And when he finds a moment away from the realm of real estate, Mason can be found exploring his amateur foodie passions or cheering on his favorite college football team. He's also a serious travel buff with keen interests in aviation and architecture.