Realtor, realtor (18 years experience)

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent

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07/27/2014 - rebecmills
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $825K in Albany, CA.

We highly recommend Barbara Reynolds. We listed our house in Albany with her and sold it within a month for a dream price to wonderful buyers. We trusted Barbara initially because she came so highly recommended by our friends. But as soon as we began working with her, we developed personal trust of and with her because she could communicate to us so clearly and calmly the rationale she had for her various recommendations. Her long experience in the market became very clear to us. Occasionally we had a different opinion but as the process unfolded, we learned that Barbara was right. She is very easy (and fun) to talk with; always available (no matter how busy she is); calm under pressure; respectful and patient. Knowledgable, knowledgable, knowledgable! When it came time for the final negotiations, we saw how Barbara worked with the other realtors representing buyers. She is exceptionally skilled at negotiation, at communication with people, and knows her business. We were very lucky to list and sell our home through her.

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12/11/2013 - msjevons
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Berkeley, CA.

Best real estate agent on the planet! The sale of the house was particularly challenging with numerous "side line" issues. Thank goodness we had an agent with integrity, patience and knowledge. We could not have survived it without her. It is a complex, emotional and trying process. Barbara has the where with all, knowledge and resources to make it all come together. We are grateful.

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12/09/2013 - jack56peggie
Sold a home in 2013 in Redwood Heights, Oakland, CA 94602.

I would give Barbara the highest possible recommendation to my friends and the public. It is hard to believe that there is another real estate agent in this world who could top Barbara. I respect her knowledge and judgement completely. She is an "Angel" in my book. She is an outstanding person and a team player. Thank God for such an honest and sincere person like Barbara.

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09/17/2012 - user7585968
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $875K in Berkeley, CA.

September 12, 2012 Dear Barbara,

Thanks so much for helping us find our dream home. We had been working with an out of area Realtor for over one year. Little did we know, that when we walked in to your open house one weekend, it would be only one short month later that we would have an accepted offer on a home that fit every item on our wish list.

It should be noted that I am also in the Real Estate business and have worked for some of the largest residential mortgage lenders in the industry. I work with many Realtors and have helped hundreds of people just like us with financing for their homes. What I didn’t have was a Realtor with local knowledge and an excellent reputation on my team.

We came in to your open house after looking at hundreds of properties. You took the time to sit down with us and really listen. There was no pressure, no fluff, just a calm confidence that left us with the impression we were in good hands and you would be able to help us find our home. You suggested ways to make our offer more competitive, educated us on the recent transactions, and put things in perspective on what it would take to get an offer accepted.

Negotiating our purchase offer would prove to be challenging. We were given notice on our rental and really needed to get in contract right away, or, find another rental that would accept our two large golden retrievers – there was no time to wait for the seller to consider other offers. You explained our situation to the listing Realtor, and suggested a price that would be acceptable to us and the seller (how did you know that they would accept that price?).

It’s so important to have the right Realtor on your side when looking for a home. Buying a home is one of the most stressful things people will experience in their lifetime and you had a way about you that eased our minds. We are so pleased that we took the time to “listen to you”.

Sincerely, The Floyd’s

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07/01/2012 - user979954
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $650K in Oakmore, Oakland, CA.

Barbara represented us in two transactions, a home purchase in 2009 and a sale in 2012. In both cases, she was terrific! Our 2009 home purchase was a complicated REO transaction in which Barbara successfully negotiated with an uncooperative seller. The deal required exceptional patience and judgment, both of which she exhibited.

On our recent home sale, Barbara did a beautiful job of advising us on pricing, staging, and updating the house to achieve the best outcome. She helped us sort through nine offers and then negotiated with the high bidders to get the deal done despite several obstacles on the buyer's side.

Barbara's style is low-key. She does not hard sell or pressure. She knows which issues and when to negotiate and she does it with great skill and dexterity. Above all, she is trustworthy and completely forthright.

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06/06/2012 - user698706
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $675K in Berkeley, CA.

The advice and assistance II received from Barbara Reynolds was the catalyst in pulling off the sale of this estate property...I live an hour away from this project. Without Barbara's presence and attention to detail I would have had to move into the house to get it prepared...Her knowledge came shining through time & time again so that work progressed timely, the home went on the market and sold within 3 $100,000 over asking price...I could not recommend better hands than Barbara Reynolds if you are in the market for Professional Realtor.

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05/04/2012 - user8580433
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $525K in Berkeley, CA.

Barbara Reynolds is the most exceptional realtor we’ve ever worked with. We needed to sell a house in Berkeley but live on the east coast and couldn't be in Berkeley to oversee preparation of the house for sale. Barbara inspired confidence from our first meeting with her. She was very knowledgeable about the local market and presented a plan for when to put the house on the market, how to market the house, preparation of the house, and advice on staging. Barbara took care of every detail for us. She recommended and hired contractors as well as scheduling and managing the work. All of her recommendations on preparation of the house for sale, staging, and listing price were spot on. The house looked amazing. After less than two weeks on the market and two open houses we had six offers at or above asking price. Five weeks later the sale was completed. The title company that Barbara recommended for escrow was also excellent. Barbara ensured that everything was taken care of in a timely manner for us. Thanks to Barbara’s expertise and care, the sale process went much more smoothly than we had ever hoped it would. I would highly recommend Barbara Reynolds to anyone interested in buying or selling a house in the Bay Area. She is the best of the best! Thank you, Barbara.

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11/07/2011 - HJEjr
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $475K in Temescal, Oakland, CA.

My experience with Barbara Reynolds was exceptional. We needed to sell my aunt’s house which she had lived in for over 40 years. Barbara did an excellent job in preparing the house for sale. She took care of every detail from painting the house to providing for necessary repairs and inspections to hiring an expert staging company. As a result, the house looked beautiful and truly amazing when it went on the market. The fact that Barbra took such expert control of the sale and house preparation was all the more important to me, because I live on the peninsula and could not be over in Oakland watching over the work. Rather, I trusted in Barbara and rightly so. The house had seven offers and sold for well above the asking price. Barbara’s expertise and knowledge of the Temescal area figured greatly in this sale. She handled everything with care and consideration. As a result, the process went incredibly smoothly, better than I ever expected. I would highly recommend to anyone selling or purchasing a home in the north Oakland or Berkeley area.

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09/12/2011 - J Howard
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $375K in San Leandro, CA.

If you are reading this, you are likely looking for a realtor and wondering if you can believe all the praise you have read about Barbara Reynolds. I was wondering the same thing, and now I am here to tell you that all the wildly positive claims are true! We were lucky enough to discover Barbara after a failed attempt to sell my parents' house during the worst real estate market in living memory. Barbara entered the picture, examined our property and local market, made specific recommendations for pricing and preparation, and then projected a very specific positive outcome. I was impressed by her confidence in her own judgment, and I could tell this came from her insight and experience, not hype. We decided right there to go with Barbara, and WOW was her judgment and projection spot on! She supervised the whole preparation process, and the sale came faster and more favorably than I expected, and just as she projected it would! She definitely understands her market and how to sell a house. Pick Barbara! You will be very impressed!

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08/28/2011 - LeoandElla
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $625K in Berkeley, CA.

Dear Barbara,

Thank you for all of the help in selling our home of over 50 years for a good price in this down market. Your work and professional advice to us in prepping the house for sale was, we believe, the reason the house sold quickly when it was officially put on the market. The timing and pricing which you selected based on our schedule in moving out, was crucial in obtaining a rapid sale and our accepting one of the eleven bids.

We are particularly indebted to you for showing us and selecting the needed repair and upgrading for buyers after our many years living and adjusting to problems in our home. We, being in our 80s, appreciate your guidance in preparing for the younger folk who are the buyers of today. Your selection of the staging company and other contactors made the home attractive to the current market. And, we must not forget that your method of handling the situation of our permitted construction over the years not being proerly recorded by the city kept us out of problems in selling the house.

We hope that we have the opportunity of recommending you to others as a son did to us.

Good Luck and we happily giver you 5 stars,

Leo and Ella Ellis

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