TEAM OWNER & CEO
Friends in Real Estate Team
Realtor, Speaker, Coach, Trainer, Product Development at Ylopo
Barry's Friend in Realty brand came about by one main thought...
The Golden Rule! Our intention and driving principle is to treat you, the client, the way he would want to be treated if he was the client and you were the real estate agent. We continue to innovate and put the client first. We are honored to be working with you!
My family moved here when I was 4. Virginia Beach is my home.
I love helping people buy and sell real estate! I love the freedom being a real estate agent allows me. I love making my own schedule. So many things to love about this job!
I also love music and when I’m not helping you buy and sell real estate you can find me playing guitar and writing songs. I'm also a huge basketball fan.
As an agent I take pride in honesty. I am transparent. I'm smart, hard-working, and enjoy what I do and I will always put you, the client first.
I was born and raised in Charlottesville Virginia, but my love for the beach brought me to the Hampton Roads. I attended Virginia Wesleyan University and graduated with a business degree along with competing on the volleyball team for 4 years. I have always had a passion for homes, design and architecture. Getting to tour different homes daily couldn't be more of a dream for me, and getting to help clients find their dream home is the cherry on top.
Being a hands on agent and educating my clients is of the upmost importance to me. I always want my clients to feel informed, educated and have open communication throughout the process.
With experience in interior design, I moved into the position of warm stager for our team. From hand towels, to fruit bowls I can help you find the right items to fill your space while also appealing to buyers.
In my spare time, you will find me outdoors with my golden retriever, Barley. Either strolling around downtown Norfolk, or exploring first landing. If i'm not outdoors, you can find me trying the newest restaurants around town or going to the vast brewery options Virginia Beach and Norfolk have to offer.
I bring passion, enthusiasm, and attention to detail to every transaction. I would love to help you!
I have lived in the area for over 30 years so I know it extremely well.
I live at the oceanfront and in my free time I like to do things near the beach. I also enjoy meeting new people, I find it interesting.
I have a strong work ethic, I am a hard worker, and easy to work with. My goal is to do whatever it takes to make my clients happy and find them a home they love. I love helping people and seeing them happy when they find their dream home!
My name is Mez and I am the son of Filipino immigrants one of whom was a 32-year military veteran. Born in Charleston SC, I have lived in South Hampton Roads all my life.
I am an avid baseball fan and all things dogs and classic cars. I love to travel and have visited Puerto Rico (¡Viva Roberto!), Germany, Austria, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Most recently I’ve traveled to Egypt and toured Luxor Temple and the Pyramids of Giza!
If you're looking for someone you can trust to guide you in the right direction with buying/selling, Mez is your man! We could not be more pleased with his efforts during this process. Thanks a bunch for making thesale of our first home as painless as possible!!
MAJ, January 2019
Thank you again Mez!!! Love the place and really appreciate your honesty and hassle-free nature!
RC, May 2019
REALTOR® - Member, NAR (National Association of REALTORS®), Member, VR (Virginia Association of REALTORS®), Member, HRRA (Hampton Roads REALTOR® Association)
ABR® - Accredited Buyer Representative
MRP - Military Relocation Professional
I have been a Realtor for 12 years, and I absolutely love what I do. I was recently featured on the popular HGTV show -- Beachfront Bargain Hunt and Home Renovation for a second time. On this show, I go through the steps of house-hunting with my buyers and help them find and choose a home of their liking near the beach.
My expertise is simply selling homes -- all shapes, sizes, areas, and price ranges. At a young age, my family moved every year from 6th grade on, so I learned to adapt quickly and adjust to never-ending change. I have moved over 50 times in my life!! How's that for experience?
Since I have moved so much in my lifetime, I can relate to the stresses my clients are facing and because of this, I always try my best to shield them from any issues by solving problems behind the scenes. I am also a strong negotiator with a feisty spirit. I am always available for my clients, but most importantly, is to laugh and have fun along the way!!
After moving all over the country -- I now call Virginia Beach home. I have lived here for 20 years, and absolutely love it. I currently live at the North End of the Oceanfront with my 15-year old son Jonah, and our dog GraySea! In our spare time, we love anything outdoors -- fishing, paddle boarding, surfing, bike riding, exercising, and eating healthy. Both my son and I are volunteers with Wave City Care and you can find us on Saturday morning's working in our local community delivering meals to the less fortunate. I also volunteer at a local nursing home in their activities department.
I was born in Buffalo, NY but my family moved here when I was 5 and I have been here ever since!
I love being a real estate agent because it gives me a chance to meet new people and help them with finding their dream home.
When I am not helping people find their perfect home I love to spend time with my family and friends.
I think people are comfortable around me because they know I am trustworthy. I am genuine, honest and reliable. I work hard for my clients to make sure they have a pleasant, memorable experience.