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With over 26 years experience I can help you buy or sell real estate in Brecksville, Broadview Hts., N.Royalton, Seven Hills, Independence, Parma, or Parma Heights. Call me today!
About Barb Szabo
Barb has been a licensed agent since 1986 andstrives to stay on top of the changing real estate market. It is interesting to note that almost 90% of home buyers and sellers begin their search on line! To that end, in 2008, she completed a course called E-pro, an "online only" class designed to educate Realtors® on how to use the internet and other technologies to advance their business.
On a personal note, she has been married for 28 years and has one beautiful daughter. The whole family sings together in their church choir, and although Barb has a degree in music, she says her young daughter has already surpassed her in the talent department!
Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
Barb's RE/MAX office is located in Brecksville Ohio, a community that shares a school system with Broadview Heights, which is where she has lived since 1990. In addition to Brecksville and Broadview Heights, she also works in N. Royalton, Independence, Seven Hills, Parma, Parma Heights, and Middleburg Heights.
From 1996-2006 Barb worked for a builder selling new construction, so she definitely has first hand knowledge of the custom home building process.
She even went through it personally when she and her husband had a home custom built for themselves.
In what has been a most difficult time in real estate, she has also sold many bank owned homes and can provide insight into this process.
She looks forward to working with you!
What Satisfied Cleveland Ohio Buyers and Sellers are Saying!
We wanted to say thank you for your extraordinary personal touch and work ethics while working with us on our new home search! Your expertise and in depth knowledge within Real Estate is above and beyond ALL that we ever experienced! You are our first call when ready to sell and/or buy a new place! Thank you for the guidance before, during and after the sale! We now have you in our inner-circle :)
Barb is a true professional. She kept on top of everything and made it very smooth for us. Had great suggestions and wished we would have found her much sooner! We would highly recommend if you are serious about buying or selling a house!
I wanted to thank you for going was ABOVE AND BEYOND in getting me into my condo. You have always treated me with the utmost respect and professionalism and you ALWAYS put your clients first. That is what makes you THE BEST in the business. I only wish every Realtor could have your qualities, professionalism, and people skills. You are AMAZING and I cannot sing your praises enough!
What I liked about Barb Szabo is that she didn't leave me in limbo. She called frequently with advice and encouragement and to report on the status of the housing market. She was always pleasant, upbeat, and realistic and I would recommend her services to anyone buying or selling a home.
If you are looking for a real estate agent who is kind, courteous, professional and knows what she is doing, then look no further than Barb Szabo. As a first time home buyer, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. But Barb walked me gently through each step, knew exactly what to ask and what to look for, and handled my transaction with ease. I would recommend Barb to anyone who is looking to purchase or sell their home.
Barb Szabo is a gem!! She knows the ins and outs of today's market.
After having our home on the market for six months with another agent and no leads,
a friend recommended we call Barb : "THE MIRACLE WORKER".
The first day on the market we had a showing of our home. Three months later we sold!
Barb's expertise, dedication, website, blogging, and charm make the sale. If you listen to Barb you will sell your home.
Christine and Todd D.
We are so thankful that we had Barb as our agent. It was a blessing from beginning to end. In three words, I can describe our experience. 1. Professional: Barb was on time, courteous, thoughtful, and kept us informed every single step of the way using various modes of communication. She never left us in the dark or out of the loop. Everything was done with integrity and she earned our trust with how she conducted herself. 2. Diligent: Barb put in the hours, researched the properties, answered questions, made the phone calls, scheduled viewings, helped with negotiations, and did so in such a timely fashion. Nothing fell through the cracks. 3. Self-less: Sure Barb is doing this to make money, but we never felt as if she was in it for the money. She looked out for our best interests in every home. She noticed and made us aware of things that we simply would have overlooked. Barb gave us her opinions when asked and never forced her opinions on us. Barb treated us the way she would want to be treated. We had a great experience and wouldn’t hesitate for a second to ask Barb for future help. We can tell she loves her job and she truly cares for people.
Happy in our new home,
Steve and Rachel B.
"My sister and brother in law had Barb as a realtor when they bought their house in Brecksville. They had such a great experience and recommended we call her when we were ready to buy our new house. We can not say enough nice things about Barb. Through the entire process it was clear she was there for us. She never let us make a decision without knowing the pros and cons. We never felt rushed to just buy any house we saw. Even if we thought we loved a house Barb made sure to point out anything that could be a problem or would cost us more money in the long run. We always felt like her only client even though we knew she was working with several other people at once. The sellers of the house we ended up buying were very difficult to work with. Barb "stuck to her guns" and never stopped looking out for us and getting us what we deserved. We are hopefully going to be in our new house for a long time but we would definitely recommend Barb Szabo over any other realtor in the area."
Mindy & Bob S.
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for helping us find and negotiate the condo at Country Lakes. Your professionalism and attentiveness to our needs and schedules made the process very easy. Your experience and accessability were outstanding including working through the negotiations on a Saturday night! Once again, thanks for making the home shopping experience a delight. I would be happy to recommend you to family and friends.
I have worked with several real estate agents over the last 30 years and I can honestly say that Barb was just unbelievable. She is the ultimate professional who is completely dedicated to her customers. My house had been on the market for a while when I contacted Barb to be my agent. She did more for me than just be a real estate agent - she took care of things at my house that I would have never expected. I had already moved out of town but I could always count on Barb when it came to selling my house. She did an excellent job and I will recommend her to anyone I know who is selling a house. Barb Szabo is absolutely the best!
I just wanted to write a review for our real estate agent, Barb Szabo, of Remax Trinity in Brecksville, OH. My wife and I had been looking to purchase a home in the Cleveland area over the past 2 years. She has been our constant companion through many dozens of home visits and has been patient, kind, professional, ethical and has generously shared her deep knowledge of the real estate world with us. Barb is friendly, courteous and quick to respond at all times, even when it has been on weekends and sometimes later in the evening. We are close to closing on a beautiful home that we got for a reasonable price, and can't express enough what a joy it has been to work with Barb I am only sad that we won't be talking to Barb as much, since we won't be looking at houses any more for a long long time! We are glad for her friendship, however and plan to invite her over when we have moved in and settled. I don't normally write reviews for anything, but Barb has been such a wonderful realtor that I felt I had to write something.
Feb. 9, 2011
What can we say about Barb. She is a wonderful person and realtor. We started looking to buy a house and just were not finding the correct realtor or house we loved. Finally we were told to give Barb a call. She made us feel like family. We clicked immediately. She made us feel our needs were so important and took us to every house we requested- no questions asked. Barb was our third realtor and the best one we found. She helped us out in any way she could. Even though we were looking outside the area of her norm, she gave us all the time we needed and met us anywhere we wanted to go. Finally – we found the house that was made for us. There were some issues with the owner and Barb took care of all that for us, so we did not have to worry about a thing. I have already recommended her to many friends and family. She is a wonderful realtor and a wonderful person, mother , wife. We are so fortunate to have found such a giving and caring realtor. If ever we do move or buy more property, Barb will be the first one we call!!! Thank You Barb for all your help and Support.
Brian M. and Kristin B.
"Can you believe I actually sold my condo in ten weeks, in the middle of the real estate decline? And, I got 95% of my asking price. And the asking price was what I paid for it in 2002. In this era of drastically declining property values I consider myself to be fortunate, indeed. But this sale was more than good fortune, this sale was accomplished due to the expertise and conscientiousness of Barb Szabo.
I contacted Barb in mid March, 2010, and we met for several hours, and she brought her digital camera with her. Within 24 hours my condominium was on the market. Within 48 hours Barb had it listed on various websites, and was actively publicizing it. She had a broker’s open house within two weeks; and had it listed in print media as well. But selling a house these days is all about the internet. All of a buyer’s research is done there; and Barb does the postings and web interaction extremely well. She uses all media to publicize a property, but her use of the internet is what sold mine.
This sale was not without problems. Those days are long gone. (And this was my fourth property and most complex transaction. Who knew?) Financing rules and regulations are tough these days. And even though my buyer was financially qualified we had our rough patches, but Barb’s follow-through and determination made the sale happen. She was in constant contact with brokers, banks, title companies. You name it; she did it. And, she kept me informed continuously, by phone, email, and in-person.
Barb Szabo is: experienced, detail oriented, level-headed, responsible. She is a true professional. Plus, she is pleasant, thoughtful, and efficient.
If you want to sell your place, then sign on with Barb Szabo. I would do it again in a heartbeat."
"Barb was an absolute pleasure to work with.She made the purchase of our first home a very enjoyable experience.It was not an easy process to find the home that suited us and we were up against a tight deadline.Barb promised us that she would have us in our new home before our wedding day, and she did just that.Barb exemplifies professionalism and has an in-depth knowledge of the purchasing process.We did not find our home, Barb found it for us.She listened to exactly what we were looking for and made it her objective for us to settle for nothing less.I have, and will continue to recommend Barb to any one of my closest friends that are in the market to purchase a new home.We have a great respect and trust for Barb, and are fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her."
Adam and Nicole
"My husband and I were relocated to Ohio from Illinois for his employment. Barb Szabo was recommended to us to use as a realtor. We couldn't have been happier with our experience with Barb. We spent four months looking for the right home. During that time, Barb did extensive research on properties, locations and went above and beyond to show us NUMEROUS homes. Barb is extremely professional and highly knowledgeable in the area of home buying. We truly appreciated all of the time she spent helping us find our perfect home. We definitely would recommend Barb to help anyone in a search for their home."
Dana and Danelle A.
I ran into Barb when she was representing a house I was interested in. I was impressed with her honesty, no-pressure methods and ability to engage as a real person rather than leaning on a sales pitch. Later when I went to sell my home in a market downturn she was willing to start with the price that made me comfortable and launch a comprehensive marketing package from day one that continued through to the final sale. While the home was on the market she kept regular contact with feedback after every showing. During stretches of inactivity she provided local real-estate news and trends, reports on activity stats and what they mean along with no-pressure suggestions to improve activity. She is there when you need her, and knows when to give you space. When an offer was made and through the closing process, Barb provided hand-holding support through difficult decisions without pushing, handled the negotiations and scrutinized document details to ensure my interests were protected, closing any possible loopholes she found. Barb was the right realtor for me--despite a difficult market, and a lengthy time on the market, she never let up on marketing and showings, and never pushed me. She's honest, patient, trustworthy, understanding, easy to communicate with, and has the skill and experience to provide solid advice and to protect your interests on the final signature.
"Working with Barb Szabo as our realtor for the sale of our home has been a total pleasure. From the moment we met, she exhibited the utmost professionalism and knowledge in real estate. Her advice on staging our home was so much appreciated. Her dedication and timeliness in responding to potential buyers and returning feedback to us was above standard. We are currently preparing a relative's home to place on the market and look forward to working with Barb again!"
It's not hard to understand why Barb has been our realtor for 15 years. We met Barb at an open house that long ago and she took the time to go over all the things we would need to have in place in order to buy a home. She sold our first and second homes and helped us find our third! In these days of trying to find someone who will go the "extra mile", you can always count on Barb to do that. She is the best of the best.
John and Becky S.
Barb is an excellent realtor. When we were looking for a home to raise our family, she was there for us every step of the way. She made the most important decision of our lives a lot easier. She was patient and very professional. She took care of every detail. In a word, she was WONDERFUL! We highly recommend Barb and absolutely LOVE our new home. Thank you!
Ron and Amy N.
How fortunate we were to find Barb Szabo! Within the past year, she has assisted us in purchasing five investment properties, (and worked with us on countless others that we weren't the highest bidder on!) Not only is she extremely hard-working and thorough, but also loyal and honest. Barb is highly respected by all with whom does business From the start of the business transaction, all the way through the end, Barb is completely on top of things. We have had several situations where Barb caught others' mistakes along the way, not only saving us money, but also lots of headaches! She stays completely involved through the whole process, not only with us, her clients, but also with the selling agent, lenders, utility and title companies. We would trust no one other than Barb Szabo for our real estate transactions and look forward to many more business ventures with her!
Jon and Christine V.
I would strongly recommend Barb Szabo of Remax Trinity for all your Real Estate needs.
She has been a first class agent from start to finish. No matter what challenge arises Barb has
exceeded my expectations. She is reliable, punctual, and conscientious. If you are looking for
a TOP NOTCH agent call Barb.
Words do not do justice to describe the quality of agent and person that Barb is. She is honest, genuine, and professional. I sincerely believe that she wanted to sell my home as much as I did...not for the commission...but because she truly cared about the well being of my family. Her knowledge of the market and ability to network with the necessary sources was remarkable. She consistently kept my wishes at the forefront of the selling process while balancing the obstacles of the depressed market. Barb is an incredible woman and I have recommended her to everyone I know that is buying or selling a home. I am confident that you will be more than satisfied with the service she will provide you.
From the very first meeting when we signed an agreement for Barb Szabo to sell our property in Brecksville, Ohio, until the very last transaction was completed, we can not praise her enough. Barb first met with us and explained exactly what she would do for us, and she followed through to the "t". We had a great number of potential earnest buyers view our home and property and we greatly appreciated Barb's honesty and integrity in the whole deal. When dealing with a real estate sales person you tend to pick up on personal attributes, and we felt Barb's values were unbeatable.
Charlie and Laura S.
"Barb Szabo is a professional who cares! She goes that extra mile to listen, respond, and service her clients. Her knowledge and ideas set her apart from other real estate agents. She knows what to do and gets the job done! I highly recommend Barb to anyone looking for an outstanding real estate agent. She has successfully sold two properties for me. I live out of state, but her excellent communication made me feel like I was right there next to her during the transaction."
It was a great pleasure to work with Barb. Together with her years of professional experience she also brought honesty, knowledge, and patience to the process of searching for my first home. She did not just answer all of my questions/concerns that I may have had, but she did so promptly and adequately. As a first time home buyer I would highly recommend Barb Szabo as your realtor. I will be working with her again in the future whether buying or selling. She is not just a professional realtor she is an excellent person too!
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