Barbara Lane
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Client Reviews

The Morelli's

Barbara Lane is the ultimate Professional in her field. Barb led us through the entire process of listing, showing and selling our home with confidence and enthusiasm. We are very impressed with Barb's intelligence and knowledgeable advice. We would recommend Barb's service without any hesitation. Thank you, Barb! (And thanks to our builder of our home for recommending her!!) Mary Ann and Marino

Darick & Sonya

Barbara Lane is not only an exceptional realtor with deep knowledge and experience but she is also sincerely caring. She genuinely works to ensure that her clients find a home that is the best fit and takes the time to understand their needs. What really impressed us most is that after the closing, she kept in touch with my family to ensure our move went well and that we were getting settled in comfortably. Being new to the Scottsdale area she provided multiple recommendations for other resources to help with our transition. We highly recommend Barbara to any potential buyer or seller. She is the utmost professional.

Cardosi Client Review

My husband and I recently sold and purchased a new residence with Barb Lane.  We have used many realtors both relocating around the country and locally.  Our experience with Barb was by far the best.

We had previously listed our home with two other realtors with no success. We contacted Barb because of a quick sale she had in our neighborhood. She came in and made a number of suggestions and recommendations to maximize our value and improve our marketability.

Barb was a true professional. Her attention to detail, communication and follow thru were impeccable. Not only did she do a great job for us but she assisted the other two realtors, mortgage bankers and title company through the process to ensure the sale and purchase of both locations went smoothly.

Thank your Barbara Lane, you are a true asset to your profession!

Paul and Annette Cardosi

Dan and Char Hering

My husband and I have bought and sold several homes in the past 30 years and by far Barbara Lane was the best real estate agent we have ever worked with!

In every one of our real estate transactions, we evaluated multiple agents prior to making our decision. We looked for; knowledge of market (macro and micro), past success, professionalism, marketing savvy, support network, work ethic, trustworthiness and personality fit.

In every category, we found Barb to be top notch.

Barb worked with us to list and sell our home for top dollar at the correct time in the buying season, with very little time on market. This was no doubt due to Barb’s; keen understanding of market conditions, knowledgeable pricing strategies, impeccable staging and state of the art marketing expertise.

Barb would be the first to say she could not have done this without the aid of her team of experts she calls on to support the strategy she developed to successful sell our home. She and her co-listing agent have access to a network of skilled resources, which they used to make all the little things required for a successful transaction happened effectively and efficiently. This includes; photographers, handy men, interior designer, roofers, and a/c service men just to name a few. Barb demonstrated a tireless work ethic and is very customer service oriented, which is seldom seen these days.

Barbara also was our agent for buying our new home. She exhibited the same level of knowledgeable professionalism on the buy side, necessary to make that transaction equally as smooth and painless as the sell side. Throughout both transactions, Barb remained calm, was a trusted advisor and acted with only our best interests at heart.

Without hesitation, we whole heartily recommend Barbara Lane to anyone looking for help on either side of the real estate equation.

The Wootens

We have had the pleasure of working with Barbara Lane as a real estate agent for the sale of our home and for the purchase of a new home.  From the beginning to the conclusion of the process for the sale of our home Barb was accessible and responsive to all our requests.  Barb brings a superior level of knowledge, experience and creativity to the process of selling and buying a home.  Moreover, at all times Barb is both professional and personable.  We have worked with a large number of real estate brokers in connection with the sale and purchase of many homes through the years and can say that based on our experience Barb far exceeds the standards of the industry.  We would not consider working with anyone other than Barb for all our housing needs.


 

Cindy and Steve Finden

As out-of-town buyers moving here from Philadelphia, we were extremely fortunate to have Barbara Lane represent both us and the seller in a seamless, painless transaction, but Barb has been so much more than a realtor to all of us.

She exceeded every expectation, and we give her our very highest, heartfelt recommendation.

 Barb is, above all, a fine human being who showed her genuine caring for both us and the seller in the way she handled, with grace, hundreds of details, large and small. She not only helped us find an excellent mortgage broker and title agent for a smooth settlement, but she also helped us find an electrician, a contractor, and a dog sitter after we moved. Even a few months after our move, Barb still checks in once in awhile to see if she can help, to pick up mail to deliver to our seller, or to wish us a happy new year.

 In addition to being a truly kind and thoughtful person, Barb is a top-notch, experienced professional. Barb’s on-line marketing of the house we bought was so enticing, that we flew out to Phoenix for Barb to show us the property the day after we saw the listing! She demonstrated extensive knowledge of the area, of appropriate real estate prices, and of the details of real estate transactions and contracts. She was 100% responsive to every phone call, every email, and every little question, and most of the time she responded within minutes or a few hours.  Throughout the entire process Barb would call at least once a week just to check in and handle any issue. We always felt we were very lucky to be in the best possible hands with Barb.

In sum, we gratefully and enthusiastically recommend Barbara as an outstanding realtor and as an exceptional person.

 


Larina

I was referred to Barbara Lane by my sister who had nothing but positive things to say. I was a first time home buyer... so this process was all new to me. I was grateful to have someone as awesome as Barb working with me to find my perfect home. She assessed my needs and worked very hard to find a home that fit my needs. It took a bit of searching, but she ultimately did just that! I love my new home!!! It's absolutely perfect!!! I highly recommend Barbara Lane. She made the home buying experience smooth and easy. She answered any and all questions I had throughout the process and constantly followed up with me to make sure I was doing well. She is a fantastic real estate agent and I'm thankful that I was able to work with her on my first home purchase. Thanks Barb!

Sandy Lebowitz

                       I was in the midst of an extremely difficult time in my life.  My husband of 55 years had recently passed away.  It was obvious that I was in serious need of someone to guide me through the stressful process of selling my current home and purchasing another smaller.

 I was referred to Barbara Lane by a very dear friend, whose opinion I value greatly.  This turned out to be the best advice I could have gotten.  Barbara worked with me to prepare my home prior to putting it on the market.  To my amazement, my home sold in less than three weeks.  She helped me orchestrate my move and is still available during my transition.

  Barbara Lane is a pleasure to work with for so many reasons. She is exceptionally professional, responsive, accommodating, compassionate, efficient, accessible and kind…….I could go on and on.  Her patience and encouragement turned, what I thought would be a difficult situation, into a very positive and pleasant experience.  Her superb knowledge, attention to detail and expertise in the real estate market left me with a very positive impression.  I definitely recommend Barbara Lane to any prospective home owner.

 


Bob Graci

Over the years I have bought and sold 6 residences in 4 different states and the experiences have varied greatly.   However my experience with Barbara Lane was a terrific one.  Barbara is among the most efficient, focused and thorough real estate brokers in the business.

She found a buyer for my house in less than 6 weeks after several previous attempts by other brokers.  Her market knowledge and positive attitude are apparent right through to the final day of closing.

Her attention to detail and personable nature relieved me of a lot of the stress and anxiety associated with selling a house. I highly recommend Barbara Lane to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in today's market. 


Mike and Jen

After working with various agents prior, my wife and I were referred to Barbara Lane and it soon became clear how engaging the home buying process can be as CLIENTS and not just buyers or sellers in the market. We were remarkably pleased with the level of knowledge and courteous professionalism Barb brings to the table. Being busy professionals with limited schedules, Ms. Lane has an acute understanding for the importance of concise and meaningful interaction.
Well-networked and always on point, Barb effectively leverages her resources and experience to ensure we were always well informed through the whole process from research to negotiations and through closing. We were especially appreciative of her ability to bring prospective homes to the table that were all strong candidates especially in this in this increasingly tight Scottsdale market.
We look forward to her guidance on the sell-side in the future.

The Delia's

It is with great pleasure that we write this recommendation for our realtor, Barbara Lane. We recently used her to sell our Scottsdale home, and relied on her considerable expertise both before and during the time the house was on the market. First, Barbara guided us in the preparation of getting the house ready to go on the market. The home was “lightly” staged (it was vacant) and a terrific photographer was hired. All the marketing materials were planned and executed by Barbara, and to our delight, we received a very strong offer on the home 11 1/2 hours after it went live! During the escrow process, Barbara kept us apprised of all the steps one has to go through during the sale of a home. We received frequent communications from her, advising if/when we had to have documents ready, when a contractor would need to be at the home to do repairs, what documents she would need from us to provide to the buyers, etc. If there were any hicupps with paperwork, Barbara was on top of things and got things rolling again. Barbara is a true professional, and we greatly appreciated her expertise and knowledge during the home selling process. Additionally, and importantly, Barbara has an excellent reputation within the Realty Community, so when she tells her colleagues a home is special, they know it's true, and not just hype! We would definitely use her again in a heart-beat (in fact, we already have!), and we highly recommend her as a realtor.

Anthony and Cindy Tomei

Barbara Lane was able to find the perfect house for us on our i" visit with her, while another realtor failed us on 3 visits. Her extensive knowledge of the Phoenix valley and her exhaustive prescreening of all of the homes on our list were instrumental in cutting down the actual foot time we needed to spend touring homes. She has the rare ability to "listen" to your desires and go the extra mile to research properties that meet those desires to ensure superb results! Barbara's professionalism is surpassed only by her desire to find the "right" house for you. Her attention to detail, guidance throughout the entire process and genuine concern for our best interest as the buyer make her # 1 in our book. We would highly recommend Barbara to anyone interested in a successful home purchase in the Phoenix valley!

 

Corrado Ferraro

I started working with Barb in February of 2012, as I was planning a move from Pittsburgh to Scottsdale.  Not being very familiar with the area, I was nervous about how I would go about finding the right neighborhood and home.  Barb was absolutely wonderful!  She was extremely professional, and proved to be a valuable resource in getting to know the various neighborhoods so that we could pinpoint a good fit.  Barb took the time to really get to know what I was looking for in a home, which resulted in no “wasted time” looking at homes that would not be good options for me.  My entire experience was a pleasant one, and I found a home that my family and I absolutely love.  If I find myself in the market, I would jump at the chance to work with Barb again, and would give her my highest recommendation to others. 


Jerry Vincentini and Connie Francis

The professional attributes and expertise of Barbara Lane make her a sincere representative for real estate negotiations.  I have purchased over fifty homes, and Barbara stands well above anyone I have worked with in my real estate ventures.  She has tremendous commitment to her clients, and this willingness to work for her clients in all endeavors makes the sale or purchase of property a very postitive business transaction.  She knows the market, knows the various housing areas, and knows how to connect buyers and sellers so everyone is satisfied.  Barbara Lane is a definite asset when exploring the real estate opportunities.

Dorothy and Ken Harlow

We had a great referral from a friend, we contacted Barb and she wasted no time!  From the beginning she presented market data, area comps, contact sheets, and marketing strategies all in an organized, professional binder.  Everything was handled expeditiously---virtual home tour, slick photo shots, open houses, and realtor tours.  Both Ken and I experienced a positive outcome from start to finish.  Thanks so much for all of your expertise!

Dee Danoski

John and I loved working with Barb. She was there, every step of the way. I would recommend her a thousand times over.

Kathy and Bob Combs

Barb is a very thorough Real Estate Agent.  She gets to know her clients, their needs, and their desires when it comes to searching for their next home.  She is extremely organized and exhibits excellent negotiation skills, having a "never give up" attitude.  She is always putting her clients first, going above and beyond the basic duties of an agent.

Barb Lane is the most caring Real Estate agent we've ever worked with!

Steve Jackson and Anne Woods

Barb displayed over and over in the months leading to the sale of our home, and in finding us our new home, just how well she knows the market.  She worked constantly to meet our needs, always communicating in a professional manner.  Barb's negotiation skills are at the highest level and served us well.

Mark Bolton and Jennifer Benoit

Barbara is tireless!  She worked non-stop to help us find the right home and then, once we did, she negotiated a contract that was immensly better than expected.


Jay and Laurie Josephson

Barbara Lane is an outstanding realtor and is quite a find! We had the good fortune to utilize her professional expertise for the purchase of our magnificent Desert Mountain home and the sale of our starter home. From our initial contact, Barbara was commited, responsible, efficient, and a visionary of what she was certain we could purchase. She was astute in recognizing our priorities and passions, but expressive in making significant suggestions to think outside the box. That contribution  helped us tremendously  in finding our dream house. We experienced Barbara's level of professionalism, advocacy and assertiveness as she led us through the negotiation process that was necessary for the purchase. Barbara never engaged us in purposeless pursuits to "stay on top of things", but rather enlisted us only when she had a  home of real potential interest. Furthermore, Barbara managed all the intricities of the closing while we remained in our permanent residence in Chicago. Barbara's involvement did not end after the house closed as she guided us through our move in process. As far as the sale of our house, Barbara was able to speedily sell that home, representing it for the appropriate new homeowners dream. That, too, occured while we were at our Chicago home. Lastly, we have been able to refer Barbara to our closest friends who have found her services exceeding their expectations. We would highly recommend Barbara Lane to any potential real estate purchaser or seller.


Michael Christopher, MD St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix

Barbara Lane is quite simply the best real estate agent I have ever worked with- and I have worked with many over the years!  Her professionalism, hard work and attention to every detail made the last three real estate deals of mine sail to closure seamlessly- even in this challenging housing market.  Everyone knows if you have a good doctor, you hang onto them.  I feel that way about my realtor...Barbara Lane is the only agent for me.

Jo and John Reilly

Barb was referred to us by a close friend and we would welcome the opportunity to recommend her to others. Our experience working with Barb was beyond expectations. She is a poised professional with unbelievable stamina. With Barb’s help researching homes over the internet, we where able to narrow our search and then select the perfect home in one visit to Scottsdale. Her advice and expertise made this potentially stressful purchase a dream come true. The big bonus was the friendship we now share. It is a wonderful feeling knowing we have a lifeline in Scottsdale should we need help as new vacation home owners. Barb is the best!

The Swartz Family

A couple of friends of ours, had in the last year, used Barb for the sale and purchase of their homes. They recommended we talk to her when we decided to list. Barb presented to us all the resources she had at her disposal when listing a home. After talking to 2 other realtors, we decided to use Barb as our realtor.

Barb kept in constant communication with us throughout the listing/showing period. We received weekly updates with a software program she uses that gives us data on how many people are viewing our house online. When we received an offer, she went over the terminology used in the real estate business, and what the offer meant. She then advised us on counteroffers and what we could realistically expect. Our sale went very smooth, to say the least.

Barb’s efforts on the sale of our house were nothing compared to how she assisted us on the purchase of our new house. She was with us every step of the way, and was even present when we signed the closing papers! Her knowledge of the business, and work ethic she displays, make her an outstanding real estate agent.

We highly recommend Barb Lane.

Doug and Cynthia Harmon

My husband was flying back to Phoenix and happened to have Barbara as a seat mate. In conversation, he found that Barbara was a realtor up in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley/Fountain Hills part of the valley. Needless to say, we called her about a year later to talk about the sale of a house. We interviewed several realtors and chose her. We couldn’t have made a better decision.

She is by far the best realtor we have encountered in all of our dealings. From start to finish, she is on top of everything- from comps to how the house should show to listing price - you name it, she knows it.

We cannot express how awesome it was to work with her. Anyone who works with Barbara knows that they are getting the absolute best. She is one the most patient, appreciative, organized and calm persons we know.

Doug & Cynthia

The Hipp Family

Our family was in need of a realtor to assist in the sale our parent’s home after their passing. We contacted Barb after reviewing her extensive credentials on Realtor.com, and thank goodness we did! She was everything we were looking for in a realtor…professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. Barb recognized the sensitive nature of our situation and the emotional challenges involved, and she brought an unparalleled compassion and wisdom to a difficult situation. With her guidance and direction, the home was properly prepared to go to market, and she closely managed all the details required to make for a smooth, long-distance estate closing. Barb truly is the consummate professional with a heart of gold.


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