Laura has lived in Whistler Resort for the past 29 years, sold real estate for the past 17, and is married to one of Whistler’s busier builder/renovators for the past 35 years. All of this has given her a broad base of real estate experience and knowledge of what Whistler Resort has to offer – both in lifestyle and real estate.
In 17 years of representing clients in buying or selling real estate, Laura has developed great negotiating skills and is able to decipher her clients needs and wants.
Laura’s clients have referred to her as “knowledgeable, trustworthy and honest” 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