Wonderful experience with Barbra as a seller's agent! We had to sell our house due to job change and relocation. Barbra was one of several local agents we interviewed (after first touring their open houses to see how they handled), and we are so glad we chose to work with her because she was amazing and truly went above and beyond. 7 Reasons we are fans of Barbra: 1. She did a great job marketing our house even in advance of it officially coming on the market. 2. After we moved and could not easily do so ourselves (having moved 10-11 hrs drive away), Barbra checked on our house regularly to let us know if there were any issues requiring attention. 3. She is well-connected. At our request, she helped us identify a reasonably priced contractor to complete needed repairs on our preferred timeline as well as an excellent staging company. (Both did great jobs!) 4. She voluntarily spent additional time and money making our yard / garden look nice so it would stage well. 5. She was extremely responsive throughout the entire process and provided thoughtful, informed advice when asked for input along the way (re: list price, how to handle multiple offers, counteroffer, etc.) 6. We always communicated directly with her, and not her associates (though they were also there to make everything run smoothly!) 7. Our house sold much faster than anticipated and well over list price and sales price quoted us by other agents we interviewed (the ultimate proof of success?). The Ivarson's, Westchester
Let me start by saying that Barbra is PHENOMENAL! When you work with Barbra you work with a team! Every angle was covered in listing and selling our home and buying our new one! She adeptly used social media and the latest listing tools! We even had drone shots of our home! She was personally at every open house with her team on each floor to answer any question potential buyers may have. She followed up on every lead. She was at every inspection, appraisal, walk through. She was tireless and available 24/7…always answering our texts, emails and calls in record time. We needed to close on a specific date and it felt like she moved boulders to make it happen. She also had an excellent team of people for getting our house ready to put on the market and things that needed to be done as a result of the inspections. Barbra is professional, savvy, trustworthy, hardworking and an absolute pleasure to work with. We were informed every step of the way. I would use Barbra again in a heartbeat! CookConnie, Marina del Rey
Let me start by stating that to me testimonials have always seemed somewhat gratuitous. I can happily say though this one I am proud and anxious to give on behalf of the most talented, brightest, caring, patient and professional Realtor (person!) I have had the pleasure to deal with and trust in a very long time.
My daughter and her husband first met Barbra Stover of Rodeo Reality back in 2007 when they bought their home in Marina Del Rey from her. The experience they had with her was so good that 10 years later they were still talking about her and recommended her to me to sell that same home at 114 Outrigger Mall. After 10 minutes of conversation with her I realized how experienced and knowledgeable in the luxury market she was and that she’d be a good choice. I’m so glad I did! I can say without hesitation that my home would still be on the market in disrepair if not for her daily presence at my home and the many contractors that Barbra provided for me in making this happen. There was damage to my home due to winter rainstorms that made her job much harder than anyone could have expected. She not only persevered but never seemed to get rattled. She made my home more beautiful and salable than ever. The proof is that it sold in less than a month after all the repairs were done!
When she put the home on the market it was like a barrage of marketing techniques including open houses that seemed like they were occurring every other day! There were multiple potential buyers at all of them! Like I said earlier, the home sold in less than 30 days.
I cannot thank her enough for all she has done to make this sale happen and I heartily recommend her to anyone contemplating hiring her as their agent. They would be lucky to have her!
Sincerely, Gary Greenberg
It’s not easy to sell your home. The pressure of everything looking perfect and the pressure of will it sell and at what price. Barbra Stover took the pressure off of my husband and me by putting a video presentation that gave buyers a real look at our home. Through her contacts and open houses our home sold. Barbra knew how to reach the right buyers as we had 2 offers and got a price that we were happy with. Reba Merrill, Marina City Club
I wanted to congratulate you on a great year. Your performance in 2013 was truly remarkable. I very much admire your commitment to excellence. Achieving our President’s Club is a tremendous accomplishment and I know it represents many long hours of hard work.
I also thank you for your dedication to client service. You truly exemplify our company motto: “setting the highest standards in real estate”. You consistently deliver on the expectations of the people who put their faith in you. It is obvious you put your heart and soul into this business and it shows.
With the utmost respect and gratitude, Syd Leibovitch, President, Rodeo Realty Inc.
Barbra Stover is one of the best in the business as a real estate agent for anyone searching for and buying a home. Even with Barbra representing me as well as the seller, I never felt as though my needs or wants as a buyer were compromised in any way.
Barbra was very attentive and communicative throughout the buying process. She responded in a timely manner, answered any questions or concerns I may have had about the house, and answered emails and phone calls the same day.
Barbra is personable, honest, and has an engaging personality. She came up with a deal that was good for me and worked to make the seller happy as well. I am pleased to recommend Barbra Stover for anyone who is buying or selling a home, and I would not hesitate to choose her again should I ever be looking to sell or purchase a home in the future. James Fowler
On behalf of the Buss Family, please accept our appreciation and gratitude for guiding us in the sale of the estate home of our beloved father, Dr. Jerry Buss.
You made the process of marketing, negotiating and closing the property seamless. We appreciated the constant communication and updates throughout the sales effort. You knew how to handle all of the demands that come with a high profile property and anticipated and dealt with problems that arose because of it.
We could not be more pleased with the final outcome and especially since you found us a special buyer for a very special home which made the transition even easier.
We would recommend you as an excellent real estate broker who is willing to go beyond expectations and will not hesitate to contact you should the need arise. Jeanie Buss, President, Los Angeles Lakers
It is my pleasure to recommend Barbara Stover for your real estate property needs and transactions. I have known and worked with Barbara Stover for several years and can personally attest that she has handled my trust and probate property transactions with expertise and great success. Gary R. Finder, CEO K.Bell Socks
Barbara Stover was our agent in 2007. She was very patient with us, she responded very well and quickly to all our questions. Barbara gave us all the information we needed and she worked well with the other party’s broker. We highly recommend her as she is very enthusiastic and the best broker for the Carthy area, as well as all near by neighborhood. Scott and Dafna Taryle
This letter is to introduce to you Ms. Barbra Stover as an individual and as a real estate agent.
I had the good fortune of meeting Barbra for the first time at one of her open houses in mid 2006.
Aside from her very warm and bubbly personality, what attracted me the most were her professionalism and organization by which she conducted her open house.
Not only did she offer to the prospective home buyers much more information about the subject property than any other agent, but also the efficiency and enthusiasm she displayed while showing the property were very impressive.
As an example, that day she offered me a dvd which displayed all the interior and the exterior of that property with the most beautiful photography, voluntarily and entirely produced at her own expense. I was able to show that house the same evening to my wife and children in the privacy of our living room.
Barbra and her husband/assistant, Michael, displayed the same level of professionalism and integrity later when they marketed and finally sold our investment property in Beverly Hills during a very difficult market condition. They cooperated fully with my wife and me every step of the way.
I am certain that anyone who would choose Barbra as a buying agent or list a property for sale with her, would be just as impressed by her efficiency, dedication and enthusiasm as my wife and I were. Paul P. Soroudi, DDS
Both Eleanor and I want to thank you for all of your hard work in the sale of our condo in Marina Del Rey. Words can’t begin to describe how pleasant working with you really was.
As you may surmise, we have worked with real estate agents in both the purchase and sale of other homes. When it came time to list this house, quite frankly it was a process I was dreading. We called other agents, including you. You were the only one to contact us promptly.
When we invited you to our condo for an interview, you came prepared. After a few minutes discussing our plans with you and your husband, it was quite obvious that you had a sales plan in mind and you were not just looking for a listing.
The more we interacted with you, the more comfortable we became with your ethics and professionalism. After you promptly returned my phone calls with intelligent information, I told my wife that you were a “Pro” and let her take it and run.
Run you did. Other people in our condo complex were also very impressed with your marketing plan and subsequent sale of our condo. Today, 9/2/2005, nine days after the open house, two people asked me for your card and a copy of the marketing CD you had made. Barbra, you made quite a name for yourself here because quite a number of my neighbors have commented on how gracious and professional you handled each prospective buyer.
By the way, one of the other real estate agents we contacted initially called us two days after you were receiving offers. That agent was surprised that we did not wait around for him to answer our phone call. I would venture to say that he does not have the listing of these condos sewn up any longer. Way to go, champ.
Thank you again, Barbra, for all your help, and both Eleanor and I feel that we have made a great new friend.
We both wish you good fortune and continued success. LeRoy and Eleanor Barcelon
Thanks for all of your help. Deborah and I have enjoyed working with you and believe you worked diligently to make the transaction work and to get us the best deal available. We appreciate it.