Whistler has been my home for the past 31 years. I moved from the Interior of
B.C. with my husband and 2 pre-school age daughters and have never looked
back. For the past 18 years I have been managing expectations of both Buyers
and Sellers with their Whistler property needs. While it can be challenging, it is
also one of the most rewarding careers I’ve had.
I have seen a lot of changes in the past 30+ years, but what hasn’t changed for
me is the feeling of community. Combine that with our international guests,
owners, events, the resort lifestyle, and the overwhelming natural beauty of
living here, I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
More importantly I love connecting Buyers and Sellers to realize their dream of
owning or selling a piece of paradise. It can be a complex process but I strive to
make it as seamless and as uncomplicated as possible, a win/win for both. Over
the years I have developed a skill set in both negotiating and listening.
My clients are my #1 priority.
My clients have referred to me as “knowledgeable, trustworthy, honest, patient
and organized” and when dealing with clients on a global platform these
attributes and skills are key in achieving a successful real estate transaction.
We live in Seattle and were interested in investing in a vacation home in Whistler. We discovered Laura Barkman on the internet. Her website was nice-looking and very up to date. But, what impressed us the most was her quick response and follow-up to our questions. She even initiated communication with us after not hearing from us for a while. That extra touch moved us to hire her as our agent. We went house hunting in early August 2010. We felt very comfortable with Laura right away. She understood what we wanted and help to educate us on the market as well as what it would take to be landlords. Our hunt was quick but fun, and we found a great townhome right in the village. She was also instrumental in guiding us through the closing process as non-Canadian citizens. We have had great luck with rentals and reviews of our place. And it is because Laura helped us see what was important. Laura Barkman is a fabulous realtor and wonderful to work with. We would certainly recommend her to anyone who wishes to buy property in Whistler. Sincerely, John and Nancy Hambacher
John & Nancy Hambacher — Jan 19, 2011