When Kat Barry’s uncle, a real estate agent, suggested a career in the industry would be perfect for her, he was right. She and her team, Modern Living, pride themselves on working with all types of clients in Logan Square, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Avondale, finding them the perfect single family homes, condos or multi-family homes. Focusing on green home features, pricing, and home improvement ROI, she is also a sustainability ambassador for the Chicago Association of Realtors.
During her 17-year career, including seven years in Chicago, Barry has distinguished herself. His professional honors include Realtor Magazine 30 under 30 (2009), CAR Top Producing Team (2018, 2020, 2021), Compass Legends Society (2021), Chicago Magazine Top Real Estate Agents (2021) and Chicago Agent Magazine Top 250 Agents (2020 , 2021). His team’s induction into the first-ever Compass Chicago Legends Society is his proudest professional achievement over the past year.
Barry strives to facilitate transactions. “Sometimes it requires adding a bit of fun, comedic relief to something that’s naturally very stressful,” she says. “I take my role very seriously though, and I want to make sure my clients are informed and supported.” Clients also say she’s “honest and knowledgeable, a local expert, and a compassionate guide through the home buying and selling process,” she says.
Being a go-getter is essential to Barry’s success. “I’m motivated and I love to work,” she says. Her communication skills and attention to detail are what set her apart from the competition. His expertise is also an asset. “Having an experienced agent is more important than ever to closing deals,” she says. Teamwork also lightens the workload. “It has really helped us live a more balanced life because we all support each other. It’s also great for me to pass on what I’ve learned over the years,” she says.