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.MoreLess
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.