It was mile 1150 and I was tired and my legs were aching. It would have been easy to stop, turn around and fly home. But I knew I was cycling from the Michigan/Indiana state line to Key West, Florida for a good cause-to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I also knew that finishing what I started, honoring my commitment and keeping my word was the right thing to do.
A Great Cause
In the end, not only did a college buddy and I ride over 2000 miles in 16 days (125 mile per day avg) but we were also able to raise $10,000 for Muscular Dystrophy, I reaped one of my most memorable rewards; I helped make a difference for a great cause and went home with a huge sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Though this event took place when I was only twenty one, it’s an achievement that clearly defines what I’m all about.
Living by the Rule
Some people call it “The Golden Rule,” while others call it Karma. For me, it’s simply the way I live my life. To me, Always Doing the Right Thing is more than a credo, it’s how I interact with the world around me and it’s a steadfast philosophy that dictates how I approach everything I undertake. It’s a philosophy that I credit for the success of my 36-year marriage to my wife, Paula, and it is a guiding attribute I hope I have instilled in my daughter, Kelsey. Simple, straight forward things like being accountable and acting with integrity have been the key to my success, both personally and in my career.
Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, I am a highly dedicated professional. I keep connected to the business community through my membership in many local civic groups and various charities and I work tirelessly with my clients on a daily basis.
However, when I am not making things happen for my clients, I am a huge sports fan. When I was younger, my mother would say I always had a ball in my hand. I played all the local intramural sports and was an avid runner and cyclist. In fact, it was the annual Little 500 Bike Race held at my alma mater, Indiana University which inspired me to do the fundraising ride for Muscular Dystrophy. Due to two separate knee surgeries, two separate years, I was unable to compete in the actual race, but still contributed as a distance rider and coach for the team.
Today, I enjoy working out at the gym, golfing, cycling, playing tennis, sailing and skiing, but watching my daughter excel in in her life is one of my greatest sources of pride. One thing is certain, no matter what I am doing, I do it with my own brand of enthusiasm, passion and guiding principles.
The Fundamentals of Business
Guiding principles and Doing the Right Thing are at the heart of my role as a premier real estate professional in the Northwest Indiana area. Because I know what is at stake with such an important investment as buying or selling a home, my philosophy of Always Doing the Right Thing becomes fundamental in the process. I believe in building lasting relationships with my clients and working with only their best interests at heart. Because of my longstanding stellar reputation in the industry, I also have a network of local resources-lenders, contractors, builders, etc.-all available to help facilitate the process of buying or selling a home.
Always Doing the Right Thing
With a solid business background, a degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in real estate, marketing and finance, and over 39+ years of experience as both a Realtor and broker, I am the decisive edge you need when it comes to fulfilling your real estate dreams. As a third-generation Realtor and licensed Certified Residential Appraiser, I love what I do and it is clearly in my blood. I am an expert at pricing homes to sell and I know how to locate the extraordinary home you are looking for.
With insightful negotiating skills and an exceptional track record for client satisfaction, I am the agent of choice for all your real estate needs. Whether you are selling your home or are interested in purchasing one, you can count on me to Always Do the Right Thing for you every time, in any situation.
It is my goal as your full service full time real estate agent specializing in the (alphabetically) Cedar Lake, Chesterton, Crown Point, Dyer, Griffith, Highland, Hobart, Lowell, Merrillville, Miller Beach, Munster, Portage, Schererville, St. John, Valparaiso and Winfield areas, to provide you with superior service at all times. My local expertise and extensive real estate experience will benefit you whether you are serious about buying or selling a home at this time, or are a returning client checking out the many homeowner resources I offer.
Buying a home? I look forward to helping you select the home of your dreams by taking time to listen to your needs and desires and then working very hard researching the market and negotiating on your behalf.
Selling a home? My real estate expertise and many effective marketing programs are second to none and will give you the exposure and edge you need to sell your home quickly for top dollar. I am also a licensed real estate appraiser so I understand how to interpret the ever changing market which will enable you to set a reasonable and realistic listing price.
Returning Client? I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve you and hope you take advantage of the valuable resources I provide. Come back to visit often!
I consider Northwest Indiana an excellent place to reside and would love to share with you my enthusiasm for the many neighborhoods that encompass it. I pride myself on providing unparalleled service and look forward to developing a long-term relationship with you. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss how I can best assist you with your real estate needs. Expect the Best.
David W. Barrick