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Barbara Barker started her career as Assistant Property Manager for a Chicago based company managing mixed-use properties in Downtown Chicago and the North Side areas. Her role was to protect homeowners' investments while maintaining satisfactory standards of living for her tenants.

Thereafter, Barbara joined Rent Smart Chicago/ Smart Property as a leasing agent. She built a large inventory of rentals, while efficiently locating and leasing apartments for tenants based on their specific needs and standards.

Barbara maintains a close relationship with the landlords she encounters and understands the necessity of pre-qualifying and securing the right tenant to fill vacant properties. She is always up to date on the current rental market's pricing and trends.

Barbara also specializes in Commercial and Residential Real Estate as a full service Real Estate Broker. Coming from a background of management and leasing, she brings a sharp perspective to the table for developers and investors that are looking to purchase anything from a small two flat to a large mixed-use building. Finding any issues too big before it's too late, it's in her best interest make sure these problems are resolved early on in the process.

When purchasing or listing a home for sale, it is best to have a Real Estate Broker you work with well to guide you in making educated decisions. There are many different properties available, different financing options, consumers have special cases. She provides the information and tools necessary for purchasing the right home that not only fits your taste, but tailored for your specific requirements.

Looking for a new home can be difficult. Finding a tenant can be difficult. Understanding different obstacles during the process is a process! Barbara's goal is to ensure her clients have a smooth transition into a big decision.

Specialties: Listing Agent, Buyer Representation, Short Sales, Conventional Transactions, Investment Properties, Flips, Foreclosures and Leasing.
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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(6)

Past Sales  

(46 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
07/22/2014
$300,000

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07/22/2014 - Sell-side - $300,000

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Buy-side
07/16/2014
$134,000

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07/16/2014 - Buy-side - $134,000

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Buy-side
06/26/2014
$127,000

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06/26/2014 - Buy-side - $127,000

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Buy-side
06/16/2014
$95,000

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06/16/2014 - Buy-side - $95,000

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Sell-side
05/30/2014
$218,000

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05/30/2014 - Sell-side - $218,000

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Recent reviews

  
 

07/14/2014 - iris xixi
Bought a home in 2014.

Barbara helped me bought a condo around South Loop. She's very nice that she didn't push you. Barbara tries to meet your home searching goals every time, even when you changed your goal, she's very patient. She helped to coordinate different parties involving in the transaction, and always reminds me when to do what. In general Barbara is an excellent realtor.  More Less 

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Response from Barbara on 07/17/2014

Thank you for the kind review and for being such a great client. I'm always excited to help new home buyers and you know when it's time to rent or sell your place, I'll be there to help with that as well. Hope you have the best times in your new home creating new memories!

 

  

07/01/2014 - user45252241
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $50K in West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL.

Barbara is the best person for getting the home of your dreams. She is punctual and reliable.She was a great help for buying my 2 bed apt in my budget...

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Response from Barbara on 07/17/2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a great honor to have the opportunity to help you find a new place for your parents. I look forward to being your family's Realtor in the future!

 

  

06/07/2014 - zuser20140418144045697
Showed home in 2014 in Chicago, IL.

Barbara showed me about 10 properties. Out of 10, there were 2 no-shows. I also wanted to make an offer on a property and she sent the paperwork for the offer about 2 days after seeing the property. Then, I found out the property went under contract. I think the paperwork could've been handled more efficiently. She also said she wouldn't show up at the final paperwork-signing because she didn't think it was necessary.  More Less 

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Response from Barbara on 07/01/2014

Josh, I'm very sorry you are upset with my services. I understand how frustrating it is when someone does not show up for a showing. Sometimes, we are so late, it's better to reschedule. The 2nd showing, I told you I couldn't make it at 530pm, the earliest would be 630pm, but "I would try, if I can't make it, the listing agent agreed to show it." That agent only had a slim time frame and didn't work with my schedule. I've worked with many clients where things go completely smoothly, then there's that one where everything seems to go wrong, unfortunately this was the case with us. The home you wanted to put an offer on had an offer accepted while we were looking at it. Today's market moves very fast and sometimes the listing agents aren't updating their listing as "offer pending" while we are looking at it. I'm very sorry again for your frustration. This was all truly a fluke, I would love the opportunity to make it better for you.

 

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