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Barry and Debra Kessler both grew up in the West San Fernando Valley. Debra attended Canoga Park High, and Barry, Taft High School in Woodland Hills. “When the Kessler’s young boys reached school age some 13 years ago, they sold their home in the valley and bought a home in beautiful Simi Valley. Before the move, Debra worked for the City of Burbank, in the Building division and in the City Clerk’s office for 10 years BK, (before kids), and did a number of at home jobs until she found her true calling in the Real Estate business. Debra was selected Troop Real Estate’s Rising Star for 2009, and Troop Simi Valley Office’s Agent of the Year 2010 and currently Agent of the Year for 2015. She is the office mentor, training new agents as they enter the field of selling Real Estate. Debra loves to hike with her dog, Jett, (the Flat Coat Retriever), play piano and ride horses.
Barry became a Realtor in 2011 after 36 years in his family jewelry business. Barry is in addition to being a Licensed Real Estate Agent, a Graduate Gemologist from the GIA, and certified Gemologist, as well as a jewelry designer and appraiser. Barry joined Debra and Century 21 Troop Real Estate in March, 2011, and he found Real Estate was very similar to his jewelry business. “It’s about product and market knowledge and customer service. It’s ALL about honesty and trust and doing ones due diligence.”
In his first year, Barry was chosen Troop Agent of the Year for 2011 at the Simi Valley, Troop Main office. He serves at the Southland Regional Association of Realtors in the San Fernando Valley as Past Chairman of the Education Committee, and currently serves on the same committee. Barry is a member and past president of the Burbank Civitan Club, a Past President of the American Gem Society Southern California Guild, and is the host of a podcast called the Southern California Real Estate Answer Man Show. Tutorials in buying and selling Real Estate.
Barry is an MCNE, a Master Certified Negotiation Expert.
In addition to his new avocation, Barry loves to cook and he sails whenever he gets a chance, and is always with his trusty phone, even on a pitching deck. Barry also speaks Spanish fluently.
Debra & Barry Kessler
MCNE Master Certified Negotiation Expert
SRES Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, I moved to Simi Valley 13 years ago with my gem of a husband and two young sons. During that 13-year period, I have been active with the Boy Scouts of America performing numerous community improvement projects, assisting at City events, supporting Eagle Scout projects, and exploring the myriad of hiking trails that surround our city.
Working at the Building & Safety Division of the City of Burbank in the late 1980s sparked my interest in Real Estate. Since that time, I have gained experience in purchases and sales of primary residences as well as investment properties, purchases and sales of short sales and REOs, participation in 1031 exchanges, property management, and mortgage brokerage.
Over the past 30 years, Century 21 Troop Real Estate has created an environment of independence, professionalism, and accountability for its real estate agents. As an Agent with Century 21 Troop Real Estate, I am able to provide a wide range of services including aggressive marketing, leading edge technology, a huge network of agents, along with a variety of support services. I have served on the Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors MLS Committee as well as the Rules & Regulations Subcommittee.
I am extraordinarily pleased to be a member of the Century 21 Troop Real Estate Team. I was named Agent of the Year for 2010 in the Simi Valley office at our annual awards ceremony! Prior to that, I was the 2009 Rising Star at Troop of Simi Valley! I promise to always provide expert support and guidance that each client deserves, while working hard to achieve the highest level of results possible. I pledge to continually exceed expectations through an unwavering commitment to honesty, integrity, knowledge, and innovation.