Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in La Plata, MD.
My wife (then fiance) and I met Stella when we were looking for a house/farm to buy and had been looking for a about a year and had just fired an agent with another real estate company for some unethical behavior. Stella was the listing agent on a place that we were looking at purchasing. After speaking with Stella for at least 30 minutes about the property she had listed and what my fiance and I were looking for Stella offered to help us since we did not have an agent representing us. One thing that stayed with me from that first conversation was that Stella told us that you really should not try to buy a house without someone whether it be an agent or a legal expert to watch out for your interest.
My fiance and I set up a meeting with Stella and I can say that Stella is a genuinely caring and concerned person especially for her clients and she does watch out for their best interest. We looked at so many places that I can't remember, but Stella never pushed us one way or the other as to whether we should purchase a particular place, however she did give us her honest opinion and appraisal from her perspective of each place we looked at and left the decision to us. Not once did she complain when we were hung on the fence about a particular place nor did Stella try to rush us to buy to make a sale. That is a huge plus especially in the real estate business as so many seem to want to make a sale at the expense of later headaches for the client not so with Stella.
My wife and I had searched constantly on all of the different real estate sites for houses and farms and really found nothing that we hadn't looked at or ruled out for other reasons. Stella sent us a house listing literally 5 minutes after it popped up into the MRIS system and we looked at it and decided to look at it. Stella set up an appointment with the seller and we were the first and only ones to look at it. When my wife and I walked into the house and went through the house for a tour it felt like home to us. We had Stella draw up and submit an offer which was accepted almost immediately. With Stella's guidance we were first time home owners and we got an awesome house and the farm we were wanting. Stella went out of her way and above the call of duty to look out for us and make sure we were happy with the house and with everything during the buying process. We were extremely happy with Stella's professionalism, expertise, knowledge, and just all around great attitude and personality.
Stella is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the real estate business and she knows all of the ins and outs and little things to look for and that make the whole process more pleasant and easier. I have not met or dealt with a better real estate agent than Stella and what comes across is her genuineness and the love of her profession. Stella was there from start to finish and she still checks on us even months after the sale was completed which is something that impressed me because most others just send an annual calendar to remind you that you bought a house using them.
If you are looking for a real estate agent and you want someone that is knowledgeable in real estate in this area and also has legal expertise in contracts, closing, mortgage, and anything to do with real estate then you couldn't find a better agent to work with than Stella Barbour. I have and will continue to recommend Stella to all of the people that I know.
If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer them
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $375K in Alexandria, VA.
amazing, knowledgeable realtor of Maryland and Virginia. Stella provided unparalleled customer service with her rapid response time and keen attention to detail. She was able to point out key pitfalls to avoid when looking for a home and was very objective in her analysis regarding the homes we looked. Never did I feel the pressure to put an offer on a home I wasn't 100% certain about as she exercised tremendous patience showing me residences throughout NOVA at all times of the day/week. I look forward to teaming with her again on the next home purchase. She was an absolute pleasure to work with!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Brandywine, MD.
My husband isn't the easiest person to deal with on important legal matters such as purchasing real estate, so it was difficult to convince him that we needed an agent to assist us on finding a property. He cautiously went along with this process. Ultimately, we didn't necessarily need an agent to find properties (we did that part on our own), but we did need the services for other important matters such as access to properties, writing the sales agreement during the wee hours of the night, sending emails several times a day with updates and inquiries and the list goes on. Stella was patient (I'm sure it wasn't easy at times) and followed through on everything we asked her to do plus more. You can't go wrong with this realtor and her ability to handle challenging matters with respect and tenacity.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Cross Junction, VA.
While I have bought and sold a few houses, I have never before encountered such a level of excellence, as in Stella. She assisted me in a situation that was both emotional and necessary.
The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on whether there should be pre-listing renovations or staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations and due diligence. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace.
Subsequently, I highly recommend Stella Barbour for residential real estate needs.
Stella is the most knowledgeable, dependable and honest realtor. We must have seen around 60 homes before finally making our purchase. She was patient with us all the way, and giving us her honest advice when some homes aren't exactly right. She sees things that we often overlook as buyers that are obviously deal breakers when it comes to purchasing the home. She provides sound recommendations. And when it came time to purchase a home, she worked day and night to make the necessary contractual changes and was always on top with following up with all the relevant parties. I highly recommend Stella as a realtor as she is a rare find.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in La Plata, MD.
Stella Barbour has helped me with several property deals and she knows the market.. She is very professional and patient. I am not the easiest person to work with but she made herself available and works hard for her clients. I am very happy to have worked with her and have referred her to my friends and family. I couldn't have asked for a better agent.
Showed home in 2012 in Northern Barton Heights, Richmond, VA.
Stella is knowledgable, professional, and fun to look at properties with. I have bought and sold several properties through the years, and I have never worked with such a good agent. What more can I say?
I am very lucky to have her as my agent. She helped me complete two purchases in 2012. She is very friendly, knowledgeable, spontaneously responsive, most importantly she is always providing her honest opinions. I value her advises greatly. A very trust worthy, outstanding agent!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Purcellville, VA.
Stella took the time to understand all the aspects of my complicated short sale.... She is a true problem solver and great to work with. I really appreciate her diligence and sunny disposition in the face of my difficult sale.
Showed home in 2011 in Glen Alden, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Stella is wonderful, she maintains contact, keeps me informed. She took the time to find out exactly what I was looking for from the beginning and kept the lines of communication open throughout the search. she is always responsive and truly cares about the clients.