With 35 years business experience and 13 years in residential real estate, Barb is a recognized leader and performer in Calgary's real estate market - frequently sought out for her expertise on market trends and pricing, her market knowledge of Calgary's west side communities and country residential acreages, and her extensive knowledge and experience with condominium transactions. Barb loves to share her expertise with others and mentor newer agents, thus her evolution to the team leader of "brichardsongroup" in 2019 - with the objective of continuing to build on many years of Barb & Lisa's successes in the business, and adding new "bench strength" to further expand market share. Whether working with investors, first time home buyers, down or up sizers, or international buyers, Barb's exceptional customer service skills, knowledge of the local market and savvy deal negotiation skills make her one of Calgary's top performing agents. Barb has a Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, and has lived and worked her entire career in Calgary. After 20 years in the technology and venture capital sectors, Barb moved into real estate, leveraging her strong investment experience and marketing skills with her passion for real estate. Barb joined Sotheby’s in May 2013 after a successful career at Royal LePage, and quickly became one of the top performers in the Sotheby’s Calgary office. Barb is also on the Board of Directors for Calgary Attainable Housing - a not for profit organization striving to provide home ownership to low income Calgarians. In the past 5 years, Barb along with her partner Lisa Tomalin-Reeves have sold over a quarter billion dollars of real estate in Calgary and Rural Rockyview. In "up and down" markets in the Calgary real estate sector, Barb's team consistently sell between 60-90 properties each year - with the average sale price in 2019 being just over $1.0M, and a range of saleprices from $200k up to $3Million. Consistently one of the top performing teams in Elbow Valley, Springbank and the West Side - Barb's team have been expanding their expertise and focus to include Inner City and South Calgary with the addition of new team members in 2019. Barb is proud to have a talented team of five other real estate professionals from Sothebys including Lisa Tomalin-Reeves, Jackie Thorogood, Kym Barton, Nancy Calvin and Kodette LaBarbera. With sellers, Barb and her team have a strong and proven methodology to help prepare a home for sale to achieve maximum value in the shortest timeframe. Even in these more challenging times, Barb's team boasts “higher than average” results for selling properties at prices “close to list” and in shorter days on market relative to industry averages in their respective communities. Barb has additional certification from the Calgary Real Estate Board for condominium sales, enabling her to provide critical expertise to condominium and villa clients, valuable as she frequently works with baby boomers downsizing from a large family home or acreage property to a condominium or villa. Barb also possesses strong knowledge of the country residential sector, having raised her family in Springbank she understands the unique attributes for selling or buying residential estates in particular in Rockyview Community west of Calgary. Barb’s approach is based on working closely with her clients to understand their needs and interests, then applying her expertise and knowledge of the industry, the local markets and dynamics impacting pricing and "consumer demand", and the micro markets within Calgary to provide true leadership and guidance to her trusted clients in their real estate needs. Barb’s track record, focused marketing efforts, commitment to service, and strong relationships have resulted in Barb becoming a key player in Calgary’s real estate market.