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2019 Marks the 50th Anniversary of Christopher J. Barrett, Realtors!

Chris J. Barrett - 1976Founded in 1969 by Chris J. Barrett, Christopher J. Barrett, Realtors has made its mark in the North of Boston real estate industry by relying on experience, integrity, and commitment to their clients and community. We have consistently been leaders in the market not only in Wakefield but in surrounding towns and we take pride in being a family business for over two generations.  

From the beginning, Chris’s hard work and endearing personality set him on a path for success. He made it a point to know the citizens of Wakefield and appreciate their needs in buying and/or selling homes. Everyone loved Chris and his growing family. His wife, Marilyn, and four sons were always visible within the town whether it was serving on a town organization, playing on a sports field or succeeding in local school events.

As the boys graduated from college and Marilyn had more time and energy to now contribute to the firm, it was clear that Chris’s vision of a family business came to fruition. Marilyn managed the office while Chris M., Michael and Gerald joined as Realtors and quickly established themselves as a premier real estate firm north of Boston. After Chris passed away in 2013, Marilyn carried his passion forward and continued on with the daily operations of the business. When looking back on the company’s history, Marilyn expressed her pride for the reputation Christopher J. Barrett Realtors has earned and for its status as a two-generation family-run business. “Wakefield is such a special place. I have been so fortunate to call this community home for nearly six decades,” Marilyn said. “As a two-generation company, I am indeed fortunate to work with my sons, all of whom are involved in the community and give back to our community.”

The term family includes the dedicated team of Realtors who currently work at Christopher J. Barrett, Realtors and those who came before them. Each broker really takes the time to understand the needs and wants of each and every client. “Our philosophy has always been that all real estate is local,” Marilyn said as she reflected on the past 50 years. “As Realtors, it is our job to know the market first-hand. Our Realtors take the time to do an analysis of the market in which the buyer or seller is located. It’s a commitment we have followed for the past 50 years, and it’s a commitment we will continue to follow in the future.”

Christopher J. Barrett Realtors takes pride in helping buyers and sellers with their housing needs as well as lending a helping hand to hundreds of local, regional and national organizations. Giving back to the community was something Chris and Marilyn felt strongly about from the beginning and that sentiment continues today.

Please join us in our year-long 50th Anniversary celebration! We are very proud of this achievement and hope you will continue to call upon us for all of your Wakefield MA real estate needs.

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