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Dob & Regina -First time home buyers- Beaverton, May 2017: My husband and I worked with Barbara to purchase our first home. After only viewing a few homes with us, she quickly learned our likes, dislikes, and the needs for our family. We can’t say enough good things about her. Barbara is knowledgeable, very patient, approachable, personable, and incredibly generous with her time. She answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Barbara made it as painless and straightforward as possible. We couldn’t recommend her enough for anyone looking for some peace of mind when buying a home! We highly recommend her. Thanks Barbara!
Cathy- Experienced buyer- Sellwood Condo purchase, September 2016: Barbara is a skilled professional who is knowledgeable, responsive, accessible and provides expert advice regarding deal negotiations. She is very detail-oriented and worked with us every step of the way, from submitting the offer, through all the inspections and subsequent negotiations, to close of escrow. Even after taking possession, Barbara continues to respond to questions. I will definitely be calling Barbara for our next purchase and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for the quintessential broker/realtor
KrisAnn & Darnell- Experienced sellers – Montavilla Neighborhood, March 2015:
My husband and I met Barbara on a chance meeting while driving around looking at a home on our own. Shortly after we met, I shared with Barbara that I hold a real estate professional in the same regard as a used car salesman. Not very high, right? Boy, did she change my mind!!
I was so very impressed with Barbara’s professionalism and real estate savvy. Barbara has a genuine knack and strong ability to get “it” done- and what an incredible relief she was! My home sold in pretty much one day with a cash offer and the whole process was less than 30 days. Although there were some hiccups along the way, Barbara was very efficient in following up by making calls to contractors, the buyers realtor, city of Portland and other parties involved.
She is always a joy to talk with and is very easy going and personable. I felt that our working relationship was very authentic. I would absolutely do work with her again if I ever sell and buy again.
It seems like Barbara had an extensive network of all the right players to get quick access to resources and knowledge. For example, in the midst of a frenzied market, Barbara got 4 different contractors to show up at the house and give bids within 1-2 days. In this climate, that is an outstanding effort. It also demonstrates her ability to build the right relationships using integrity, honesty and tenacity. I am grateful for her service! I felt she was truly working ALWAYS on my behalf. With 4 home purchases under my belt, this is the first time I’ve been blessed with a great realtor. I know Barbara will continue to have great success for as long as she’s in the business of selling and buying homes for clients.
Hendrik – First time home buyer, N Portland, Albina neighborhood. February 2015:
“In a seller’s market, Barbara helped me buy a fantastic house at a great price. Throughout the entire process, she was patient, supportive, and (most importantly) proactive. On top of that, she has a great sense of humor and made the process fun. The best part about working with Barbara is that she limits the number of clients she has at a time, which allows her to be a part of your team instead of just your representative. I couldn’t recommend her more.”
G – Experienced Buyer, SE Portland, January 2015:
“Barbara is very knowledgeable of the Portland-area market, responsive and attentive to every detail. She provided a steady stream of potential homes meeting my purchase criteria and arranged and was present during every inspection for the home I purchased. You won’t find a better agent, whether purchasing or selling a home. I highly recommend Barbara!”
Sara, First time home buyer, Oct 2014, NE Portland:
“Barbara was fantastic and made the home buying process (even for a first time home buyer) easy. I actually switched real estate agents as I did not have a lot of time to commit to searching for the right home and I needed help in seeing as many homes as possible in a small window of time. Plus I wanted someone who was hyper communicative and that we could do a lot of the process online or over the phone – Barbara was that person! She was always available to talk over the phone or via email / text and she was often able to see homes immediately or in the time window that I would propose. She provided home listings that she had already vetted and knew additional information about so that our visits could be productive. She was very knowledgeable about the home buying process and was always there to answer questions for me. I have already recommended her to multiple friends and family members. Thank you Barbara for guiding me through this process and hopefully we can work together again!!
Sean & Alex, First time home buyers – SW Portland :
“We absolutely loved working with Barbara! My husband and I recently got married and we were looking for a place to raise a family! Barbara was recommended to us by a friend that recently bought a home in Lake Oswego. He told us she would work with us through out the buying process and make it as easy as possible for us first time home buyers. He was right, Barbara met us for coffee at the beginning of our buying process. She helped us pick a mortgage company and showed us all the steps we needed to complete before we even looked at homes. After getting our affairs in order she started sending over links to homes that met our criteria. She was so sweet and took time out of her schedule daily to answer questions and show us great options. We finally picked our home and she helped negotiate and get us the best deal possible. Also, my husband and my schedules don’t permit us staying away from our jobs for an extended period of time for inspections and appraisals so she came and watched over the process for us! A short time later we received the keys and she was there to great us with a congratulations and a gift! She was absolutely amazing and we can’t wait to work with her in the future! Thanks Barb!!
Becca & Zach – Listed and Sold in 48 hrs! N Portland, Piedmont area :
“Highly recommended! Barbara is responsive to her client’s needs and has a thorough knowledge of the real estate process. She is a calming force in stressful situations, persistent and professional. The sale of my home was seamless because of her (sold in 48 hours).
Molly & Chris, First time home buyers, SW Portland :
“Barbara was great to work with! She found us great homes to view and really did her homework before each viewing. Thanks to her, the buying process went smoothly and painlessly. I strongly recommend her!”
Jim and Marty Sold Pearl District Condo and purchased North Portland Town home:
“I am so thankful to know you! Your warmth, caring and lively spirit is so amazing! You have really been there for us, and became more than a “realtor”!
Kathy – Converted For Sale By Owner to SOLD! SW Portland Home:
“She was very interested in helping us sell our house. She kept us very confident on selling our house. She was always available for any of our questions. Thank you Barbara!”
Chris – First Time Home Buyer, Sandy OR:
“A great big thank you goes out to my realtor and new friend, Barbara Carbone (Smith), for her hard work, persistence, help, knowledge, availability, willingness, and learning ability on septic tanks & replacement and rent backs made my first home purchase all possible and for making finding my new home a fun, and interesting (in a good way) process. I highly recommend Barbara when you are ready to begin to find your new home as she is very professional, friendly, and willing to visit the homes you want to see. Be sure to give her a call when you’re ready.”
Jim & Marty – Purchased Pearl District Condo :
“It is with great pleasure that we recommend Barbara Smith with Willamette Realty Group for your Real Estate needs. While looking for a property in Portland, we had the good fortune to meet and work with Barbara. She arranged to show us several properties when we came in one weekend from Alaska, and understood what we were looking for. Barbara found us the ideal home, in the ideal location. She wrote up an offer for us the same day, and then worked with a lender to help us close within a month. The experience was great from start to finish. Barbara was available for all of our questions along the way, and even checked in with us after closing to make sure everything went well. We could not give her a stronger recommendation!”
Mike – Purchase new Eco friendly condo in NE Portland:
“The service and personal attention I received from Barbara was exceptional and unexpected from a Realtor! She is truly high-caliber. Her knowledge of the local market and her key contacts in the community helped me in my search for my dream home. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Barbara to help you in this life changing move. I could not have asked for a better realtor to guide me through this process”
Taylor – Short sale condo in Lake Oswego:
“Barbara Smith is an outstanding agent to work with for the following reasons: In constant communication through all stages of the process Highly accessible via phone and email; very responsive and communicative Knowledgeable of the Lake Oswego / West Linn area Strong work ethic means you get her full attention when you need it Consistently has a positive attitude Very good about keeping things moving through the process with minimal effort from a buyer, such as myself. Highly recommended for anyone from first-time home buyer to luxury homes.”
Greg – Purchased Multi-family home in the Irvington neighborhood, NE Portland :
“Barbara was an excellent realtor. She provided me with a number of options, even when it seemed I was not sure of the direction I wanted to take my search. She was always easy to get a hold and responded in a very timely fashion to any and all of my requests. I would definitely call her again in the future when I am ready to make more property investments.”
Dan – purchase single family home in NE Portland :
“I recently just purchased a home with Barbara and it was a great experience. I know that at times I was a difficult home buyer to work with due to my specific search criteria but Barbara was patient with me the entire time. She truly enjoys doing her job and it was a pleasure to work with her. Even when we ran into a few difficulties with the seller’s agent, Barbara handled it like a champ and straightened things out quickly. I will definitely be calling Barbara for my next home purchase and will be recommending her to my friends.”