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Tracy and Danise are fantastic. I have trusted them with numerous listings, and purchases and will continue to do so in the future. They make the process as easy and pain free as possible and take care of everything, as well as offer an empathy unsurpassed by an other real estate professional I've ever dealt with. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!!!
Barbara represented my wife and me in the sale of our home in Valencia and we couldn't be happier. Her knowledge of the Santa Clarita Valley is encyclopedic, and her understanding of the local market obviously goes back a long way. Barbara was super professional and left no detail unaccounted for. She is a very strong representative and I suspect as a buyer's agent she would be that much more effective. We cannot thank Barbara enough for all of the hard work she did to make sure our escrow closed on time and without any complications. Barbara's confidence is based on success.
We contacted Barbara Blankenship as she was a contact realtor for a posted home for sale on Zillow.com. We spoke briefly on the phone, made an appointment and met at the home. While viewing the home, we talked about our needs and desires. Upon completion, we thoroughly discussed our situation. We learned from Barbara exactly what we needed to do and where we needed to be if we seriously wanted to buy a home. It had been 32 years since our last home purchase and she gave us an excellent education. It was due to her real estate background and knowledge as well as her comfortable personality that we committed to staying with her. We then prepared ourselves, following her instructions, to make an offer/purchase We viewed several homes that we or she found for us. Then one day she called stating she had found "the" home for us before it was to come on the market. She said it fit all our criteria and especially the location area we wanted. She took us to the home and we liked everything so she walked us through the offer process. We had counter offers, but eventually settled and purchased the home thanks to her expertise and efforts on our behalf. We couldn't be happier with our realtor, Barbara, and her team guiding us every step of the way.
Well, your thinking just another positive review selecting the maximum number of stars with no thought? Not true at all. Barbara has worked for the City of Santa Clarita, specifically dealing with land acquisitions and other areas for many many years before she made the switch to real estate. She knows everything about Santa Clarita. We have never sold a property before, and she walked us through every step that we would need to know in order to make a sale happen. And it happened just as she said it would. She was available via phone, email and text at any time and always responded with in minutes if not available. As far as selling our home, Barbara helped get us over asking price. As far as the home we were looking to purchase, she had her work cut out for her. The home was priced out of our range and the sellers were not very flexible, but she actually negotiated and got us a price we were willing to pay.Our experience:We called Barbara on accident. She had an advertisement that happened to pop up while looking at a home online. We thought we were contacting the sellers agent. It was a Sunday afternoon and Barbara answered the phone immediately. She made arrangements for a viewing, and then for a second viewing. After the second viewing we decided to make an offer. Barbara then came to our home and assisted us with determining the sale price of our home. She helped us stage our home and immediately scheduled an open house. She communicated with us at every stage, whether it was a document that required a signature or an appointment for a home inspection. She constantly kept us updated via phone, text, email or in person. There were some difficult decisions that had to be made with regards to the home we were trying to purchase. Barbara always was there to guide us and offer her opinion. But more than anything else, Barbara always always told us, to just make sure that we were okay with whatever the situation was, because she did not want us to be unhappy with our purchase, now or in the future.In the end, we unfortunately had to back out of both the purchase of the new house and the sale of our home. We knew that this meant that Barbara and the entire Tracy Hauser Team at Cobalt Realty Group were not going to make any commissions and we felt terrible about that. Even then Barbara and the the Tracy Team stayed with us until the end. Not only would we recommend Barbara, but we will use her again when we find that dream house.
I can't say enough positive stuff. She was so helpful, and we weren't big buyers. My mom was looking in the 300K, and the way Barbara responded and treated us, you'd think we were million dollar house shoppers. She knows her area, the market, and was super responsive. She gives a great name to the trade.