Always One Step Ahead
The house buying process with Barbara was flawless! We looked at several neighborhoods in the Vail Valley/Edwards area. Barbara was very knowledgeable and could answer any question we had. She was always one step ahead in the purchase process and was quickly responsive to any communication we had. Being new to the neighborhood we highly valued the excellent referrals she provided for area contractors/service people. We would highly recommend Barbara to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in this area.
Made Us Feel As If We Were Her Only Clients
Barbara is a fantastic, top notch agent. Having dealt with buyers agents a few times on previous moves, we found her knowledge and professionalism to be exceptional. Barbara was extremely responsive and always made herself available to us, even when we gave her very little notice, making us feel as if we were her only clients. And most importantly, she always greeted us with a smile and her dynamic personality. She always offered her advice but always respected and represented our opinions and decisions whether the same as hers or not. Our purchase was not an easy one. Barbara’s expertise and negotiation experience is what made our deal actually happen. Barbara and Shelley have provided great post sale assistance as well!
Rick & Cathy B.
Beyond the Call of Duty
We had our property on the market for some time without success and subsequently removed it from the market. We decided to re-list with Barbara. Right from the first engagement we could see that Barbara’s approach was different. Barbara proved us right through providing a very professional, responsive, “beyond the call of duty” and ultimately successful service as we were able to sell our property at a significant markup to what was last offered. We thank Barbara for her efforts.
She Negotiates Skillfully
Barbara Scrivens does a wonderful job. Her attention to the client’s needs and objectives is 100%, and she negotiates skillfully and intelligently on the client’s behalf. I enthusiastically recommend her to anyone interested in real estate in her market.
Three Things That Make Her Exceptional
There are three things that make Barbara Scrivens exceptional in my opinion… First, she spends time understanding client needs which makes her able to match that against available inventory almost immediately. She did not waste my time showing me properties that were either wrong size, wrong price, or wrong location. Second, she is incredibly responsive and makes herself available to her clients at all times. In a resort community like Vail this is extremely important: she was able to meet me on my hours, on holidays, and when negotiating was available no matter what time zone I was in. Finally, Barbara does this all with a smile — she is a tough negotiator and yet does it all from a source of positive spirit to get to the best outcome for all. In conclusion, working with Barbara was fun and I now have a home that I will love for decades to come.
Attentive To Her Clients & Their Needs
Barbara is a true professional. She is very attentive to her clients and their needs. She actually sold our 2 BR condo and helped us find and purchase our 3 BR unit. She has worked in the Vail Valley for many years, is well respected in the real estate community, and we would definitely contract with her for our future real estate needs in Eagle County.
Barbara helped me find the perfect home and a good deal. Throughout the process of looking at homes, Barbara listened and paid attention to what I liked and didn’t like about each home. She learned what I wanted and with her local knowledge, she was able to suggest an area I hadn’t even considered, which ended up being perfect for me. She found a home that was just coming on the market and was exactly what I wanted. Anyone can just pull listings for clients, but Barbara really did her homework to find what I wanted. She helped me negotiate a deal quickly and close promptly. She is very professional, hard working, and easy to work with, highly recommended.
The Top 1% Of Professionals
I am responsible for a large commercial real estate portfolio and, as a result, interact with real estate professionals on a daily basis. Barbara Scrivens is in the top 1% of professionals that i have ever dealt with. Smart, honest, ethical, prepared and responsive are the immediate traits that i would note that Barbara possesses. However, Barbara has “something extra” – an ‘X factor’: her judgement. At the most delicate moments in a negotiation, Barbara knows when “to push” and when “to hold”. Barbara’s judgement is the difference in achieving a GOOD deal vs NO deal. It was a privilege to be represented by Barbara Scrivens!
I Will Always Call Barbara
Barbara Scrivens is the definition of integrity, knowledge, and attentiveness in the real estate business. I could have never purchased a home without her. She showed me every property meeting my criteria and then walked me through every step of the purchasing process; going above and beyond the call of duty! Barbara always answered my phone calls and responded to emails immediately….and continues to stay in contact with me. I will always call Barbara with my real estate needs and you should too!
A True Professional
Barbara was open to my ideas in regard to marketing my home. Excellent photo’s of my home were taken and then used in numerous ads and slide presentations. Numerous open houses were held to generate leads or potential buyers. Barbara networked with local real estate brokers to promote my home. She is a true professional who works hard to get the sale.
Knowledgable, Friendly & Hardworking
Barbara is completely easy and nice to work with. She’s knowledgable, friendly and hard working. She always has her clients’ best interest in mind. I would recommend using Barbara for all real estate needs.
The Best of the Best
I have worked with Barbara since about 2008. We had a 5,000 sq ft home in Beaver Creek which she helped to market and eventually sold. She is highly professional, never ever talks out of turn in this tight valley, always has a smile and gracious approach. In 2011 she helped me purchase a smaller home in Cordillera Valley Club. Her skill in negotiating with a seller, had it on the market for 5 years, allowed me to find a safe and secure home. It was a highly emotional period in my life and she asked only for my signature on the dotted line. The lending interviews, legal advice regarding Cordillera golf course lawsuit, and closing were expedited. The best of the best!
Her Guidance Was Invaluable
Barbara knows all the neighborhoods in the valley thoroughly. She was able to mesh what I was looking for with what’s available. Her guidance was invaluable.
Helped Us Every Step of the Way
Barbara and her team were incredible! We could not have asked for anything more. From the time we first contacted her all the way through closing, she helped us every step of the way. We have bought and sold homes in the past and worked with some outstanding people, but Barbara was the best.
Unparalleled In The Vail Valley
Don’t underestimate the importance of a smart, local professional to get the job done. Barbara is unparalleled in the Vail valley due to her extensive industry and market knowledge as well as her positive, get-it-done attitude. Barbara conducted herself professionally 100% of the time and was communicative every step of the way providing a high degree of trust for us. We weren’t the easiest clients to work for, but Barbara remained steadfast and dignified through it all. We highly recommend the services provided by Barbara Scrivens.
You Will Not Go Wrong With Barbara
Barbara is one of the best RE professionals we have worked with. Highly professional, great negotiator and service that is top notch. You will not go wrong with Barbara representing you!
She Knows Everything & Everyone
Barbara was recommended to me by an architect I know in Vail, and as soon as I contacted her, she responded immediately, and started sending me properties that fit our description of what we wanted! We don’t live in Vail and were supposed to spend one day looking at properties when we out there – we ended up spending three days looking! She made sure we saw everything we wanted to see and guided us to the right property. She knows EVERYTHING and EVERYONE – it made the whole process so easy! We will continue to use her for advice about the area and in the future!
Smart, Patient, Candid & Kind
Barbara may be the best in the valley…our experience could not have been more professional. With her “what does it take to get this done?” approach, our home sold in 30 days at the highest per s.f. in the neighborhood. Smart, patient, candid and kind describe Barbara. With her finger on the market and boundless energy, we executed the right marketing plan at the right time to the right buyers. Our selling experience could not have been better!
The Most Professional Realtor
We met initially with Barbara to determine our goals and objective for selling our condo in Avon, CO. She made recommendations for staging the condo and presented her marketing package, which is exceptional. Through the process she was the most professional realtor we had ever experienced. We can not say enough wonderful things about her sells talent. She is extremely good with communications and negotiations throughout. We highly recommend Barbara!
Organized, Efficient & Communicative
Barbara and Shelley were great! I can’t say enough nice things about them. I’m fairly new to the real estate market – this was the first home I’ve owned, so obviously it was the first home I’ve sold. I had a ton of questions and they were both very available and always so knowledgeable. They were organized, efficient, communicative, and super friendly! My condo sold for full list price within 24 hours. Barbara really knows her stuff and anyone who uses her as their real estate agent will be in excellent hands!
Barbara Scrivens is incredibly organized and knowledgeable. She kept us on track with all the time sensitive documents that required attention and signatures. Because of her knowledge of the local market she gave us fantastic advice on how to negotiate and close on the purchase of our property. She is incredibly charismatic and was detailed oriented with her responses to our questions. Her understanding of the market, combined with her genuine personality made us feel so well taken care of through the buying process, which has a tendency to be daunting.
Dedicated & Responsive
She was amazing to work with. Barbara is a dedicated person and very responsive. She listens to everything you want in a home. It was such a pleasure working with her and we would highly recommend her to everyone.