Testimonials

Randy F., Los Gatos

She is honest, professional, well connected, and enthusiastic. She is just a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Barbara to anyone buying or selling a home.

David H.

San Jose

Barbara did a masterful job selling our home in San Jose. She helped us contract for minor work on the house to improve “curb appeal” and helped us set the asking price at a level that increased interest in the property. She publicized our home so well that there was a huge response to the weekend open house. Just 8 days after our home was listed, we had 9 offers that were all at or above our asking price. Escrow closed just a month later. I can’t recommend Barbara enough. Her professionalism, and her warm and cheerful personality, will make buying or selling a home a much less stressful experience for anyone that works with her.

Ayumi U.

San Jose

Choosing Barbara to sell our house was one of the easiest and best decisions that we could have made. She immediately jumped into action upon being selected as our agent, guiding us through the process to prep our house and move. In a slower market in San Jose, she got us multiple offers. Our house was on the market for a total of 8 days. She is a miracle worker. Buying or selling a house can be incredibly stressful - Barbara made the process quick and stress-free.

Karin M.

Campbell

I was so lucky to have been referred to Barbara by a Los Angeles realtor to sell my townhome. As a fellow licensed, out-of-state realtor, I was very selective in who I wanted to work with. Barbara exceeded my expectations insofar as her knowledge, professionalism, and personality. She got the job done and helped me achieve a very successful outcome! I highly recommend her to any buyer or seller!

Karla & Brad H.

San Jose

Barbara was a lifesaver for us last summer when we moved to Silicon Valley for my husband’s job while I was 7 months pregnant with twins. Barbara is efficient she arranged 3 days of house hunting for us in a targeted area that suited our needs and she pre-screened the houses so that we would not waste any time. Barbara is knowledgeable she knows Silicon Valley and surrounding areas very well. She could accurately describe the nuances of different cities and neighborhoods to give us a feel for what it would be like to live in each one including traffic levels, school reputations, and activities in the area. She answered a multitude of questions we had regarding the home-buying process in California so that we’d feel more confident in making an offer. Barbara is an effective communicator the house we wanted to have 6 other offers within the first week of it being on the market! She put together a persuasive offer package from us to the sellers, complete with a photo of our family standing in their back yard, a letter from us to the sellers, and all of the facts about our offer in a neat binder. She stayed in close contact with the sellers’ agent throughout negotiations, which made the difference between the seller forgetting about us in a crowd of other eager buyers and the seller putting our faces on our name and offer and accepting. Barbara is diligent when we did find the house we wanted, she worked through issues with a faulty appraisal, which caused downstream problems with our lender. She didn’t stop at the second appraisal, when it was inaccurate. She pushed for a third appraisal and continued to send supporting data to the appraiser and lender until the appraiser finally completed a third and more accurate appraisal. She was on the phone with us, the lender, and the appraiser until this was taken care of, during all hours of the day weekends too. Barbara has a great network she provided us with contacts for home repair contractors and potential babysitters. If we came across any problems, the service providers were eager to quickly fix any issues, knowing they came recommended by Barbara. Barbara cares she treated us as her family, checking in on us personally from time to time and bringing me home-cooked meals or taking me to lunch while my husband was working long hours. She invited us to her daughter’s graduation party and introduced us to people in the community who might be our new neighbors. Her actions helped me and my husband feel more at ease during a nerve-tracking time. She continues to stay in contact with us, visiting around the holidays and dropping in now and then to check on the baby girls. I would recommend Barbara to anyone looking to buy or sell a house especially if you need an experienced agent, who can gracefully handle dynamic situations, and you want an expert with a personal touch that can make the process enjoyable.

John & Margie W.

Los Gatos Seller

We are writing to recommend Barbara S. Werner as a candidate to be your realtor in the sale or purchase of your home. My wife, Margie, and I have had the pleasure of working with Barbara in the sale of our Los Gatos Country Estate which is located at 14065 Arnerich Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032. We were impressed with Barbara’s energy, enthusiasm, and detailed approach to the details of the marketing and sales process as well as the details of communication with us. None of the plans and approaches that we had reviewed during our search process came up to the quality and thoroughness of Barbara’s approach to valuing, preparing a property for sale, and then the details of the selling and marketing activities as well. Our home was a custom-built home and as a result, more difficult to value when comps were not available. Barbara was thoughtful and focused on doing a thorough research in coming up with her recommendation as to a realistic listing price for our home. We liked her attention to this technical detail. Once we selected Barbara and began our process of selling, we found that Barbara’s actual attention to detail and communication to be everything that we had hoped it would be. She is an excellent communicator and listener. We did not always agree with everything between us but we were always able to listen to each other and then come to a mutual agreement. We had a very good experience with Barbara during this entire process and never missed a date or action item. We felt that the communication from Barbara was excellent and kept us informed in a timely manner. The quality of her pictures and video representations of our home was the best that we had seen and felt were instrumental in selling our home quickly. When it came time to review offers and focus on the actual art and business of negotiation, Barbara, with our agreement, double-ended this transaction. She represented both us as the seller and the buyer in a fair and equitable manner and this was a difficult job to do. We would ask Barbara to be our Realtor again and hope that you will consider her as well with your search to find a realtor to help you with your project. We hope that you will enjoy your journey.

Work With Barbara

Barbara holds a deep appreciation for the humanity of the real estate business. Her attention to detail, integrity and personal dedication to your satisfaction are your assurances to first-class service and exceptional results. She loves what she does, and it shows!
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