I am committed to giving all of my clients world-class service, as evidenced by my Quality Service Certification, three dozen 5-star Yelp reviews and the kind words of happy clients like those below, any of whom will serve as references.
Buying and selling a house can be a long, difficult process. Holly helped us with both and was so easy to works with. She was always available to answer the thousands of questions I had and very patient with the many obstacles that came our way. She goes beyond and above for her clients, many times at her own expense. Holly knows Willow Glen – the area, schools and people. If you are looking to buy or sell, she’s the total package.
I am pleased to review Holly as a real estate professional and a person with great interest in her community. I’ve worked with Holly for about 3 years through a completely unpredictable marketplace…….that is getting completely more confusing day by day. Holly is calm, cool and most of all available. She is a working mother with great skills and is dedicated to her clients. I have bought and sold 3-5 homes (depending on how you count it out) and I’ve seen a few realtors in my time. Holly is someone that you want on your team and on your side. I highly recommend that you reach out to her if you are buying or selling in her area of expertise……as I write this, she is texting me……10:15 PM….but always with a smile on her face.
I couldn’t be any happier with the service I received from Holly, which was nothing less than superb. I had already moved out of the area and had some anxiety about all the things that needed to be done prior to selling my property. Holly made it so easy for me by taking care of everything. She handled each step in a timely manner and got the property on the market faster than I expected. She did an outstanding job staging and marketing the property and obtained fantastic offers. She was responsive, easy to work with, professional, friendly and her communication with me was excellent. I wish she could represent me the next time I buy a property. I highly recommend Holly to anyone looking for a real estate professional! Holly you rock!
Holly is truly our FAVORITE realtor! She helped us selling our house in Willow Glen. The whole process couldn’t have gone more smoothly! Holly went above and beyond our expectations answering all of our questions, really listening to us, and being there during the whole process. She also gave us great suggestions to make our house more beautiful. The people she works with (painter, handy man, inspector, etc.) were very fast, honest, and efficient. They all did a great job getting our house ready to be on the market quickly. We felt we were always in very good hands. She’s great at getting back to you right away via text, email or phone. She makes sure you know what’s going on all the time, and explains everything to you so that the process is simple and clear from beginning to end. Holly has an awesome professional network that will exceed your expectations. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to work with! So glad we picked her! She’s the best!
Holly exceeded all our expectations when she sold our house! She was professional while also keeping things as casual and friendly as possible. Holly went above and beyond in all aspects — communication, listing exposure, staging of our house, and compassion for the circumstances which led us to selling our home. She is the Energizer Bunny of real estate agents – she doesn’t stop until your house is sold and the seller is happy!
Even when we were dealing with difficult buyers that eventually led us to having to list the house again and start over from scratch, she was extremely supportive throughout the ordeal. Her support and resources got us above asking – and we have no doubt that we made the right choice with Holly!
The best agent I never worked with…to my own dismay.
I met Holly when I lived and worked in San Jose. Through the years, we occasionally met and discussed our mutual friends, the neighborhood, and real estate; however, when the time came for me to leave the Bay Area, and I had to sell my home, I did not call her for help – BIG mistake.
Holly offered me a free virtual tour, professional photography, a dedicated website for my home’s listing, and even a little cash to get the place spiffed up a bit…who does all that? But, being the cheapie that I am, I opted for a “discount” broker; a decision which COST me more than they saved me.
(Former) neighbors and Charmers, do yourselves a favor – if you’re thinking of buying or selling real estate in the area, please call Holly Barr first! And don’t make the mistake I did by hiring a discount broker. When all was said and done, I saved about $3k in commissions, but my home’s final sale price was lower by at least triple that amount – and I can directly attribute that to the broker’s lack of attention to detail…
Holly truely exceeded our expectations selling our beloved Willow Glen home. We are moving to Portland and wish Holly could help us with our Real Estate transactions there too! I looked at all of the yelp reviews and agree with all of them! She deserves far more than five stars!
Holly Barr came to my attention given the success she’d had in selling other homes in the Japantown area of San Jose. Her presentation and strategy for selling my home was wonderful. She’s provided me with realistic information, helped me stage my home, and has been extremely creative throughout the process and deal making.
I’m also thrilled with her use of all means to market and manage the process. Her on-line skills are top notch.
Holly helped us buy our home. She is extremely professional, warm, and listen’s to our needs. She knows her stuff. During the time of multiple offers, she was able to find us a home we could afford. And I’d like to add that this place is in a great location. Walking distance to downtown!!! I recommend no other but Holly.
Holly is certainly a Willow Glen expert! Knowledgeable, thorough and always ready to help and give advice.
Working with Holly on the purchase of our first home was a great experience! I would rate much higher than 5 stars! She was professional, incredibly thorough, and always had time for us – even working on vacation. As first time home-buyers, we needed a good guide to get through this process. Holly really came through for us! She helped us focus on the goal of buying the house, instead of getting bogged down in the crazy game of Bay Area real estate. Holly provided important perspective on the variety of reports, inspections, and responses from the realtor. Holly’s incredible knowledge of the industry, the area, and her reputable contacts to help with everything from lending to plumbing made our purchase and home improvements much easier. Additionally, she’s an amazing person. She is thoughtful, has a great sense of humor, and works very well with everyone. We feel lucky to have worked with Holly, and would highly recommend her!
I am currently working with Holly on finding my perfect home. She is amazing!! She is very attentive, knowledgable, and helpful. While house hunting she will remind me of things that I loved and didn’t love about other places we looked at. She was also wonderful with my 3 year old daughter who is with me a lot of the time. I would highly recommend Holly to buy or sell a house.
Honest, efficient, professional and friendly what more do you need? Holly helped us with our many questions regarding buying and selling properties in Willow Glen. We were inexperienced and she was always very helpful and supportive during our entire experience.
Holly Barr is simply the best. We would not have survived the home buying process without Holly. She truly had our best interests at heart. She is an expert at real estate in San Jose and is a major part of the Willow Glen community. She is accommodating and will always find time to show you a house on short notice. She is easy to reach and responsive. I never waited more than a few hours for a reply to an email, call or text. She is smart, kind, sincere and has a great positive attitude. I would work with Holly again in a heartbeat. If you’re looking for a trustworthy and brilliant real estate agent to help you buy or sell. Look no further. You cannot do better than Holly Barr.
Holly helped St James Anglican Church in Willow Glen purchase Duncan Hall, our new parish hall. When the property next door to our church on Lincoln Ave. came on the market, Holly called to see if we were interested in buying it. In addition to finding the most interested client for the sale, she then helped us sell our old office so that we could afford it. She is very attentive to detail, flexible when it comes to scheduling and very knowledgeable about real estate in general and Willow Glen in particular.
We consider Holly to be the best realtor we’ve ever worked with, in all of our house sales and purchases. She came to us on a referral to sell our house, due to a business move, and boy are we glad! She took the time to get to know us before she even walked through the house. Her initial and follow-up assessments of the house were very thorough and detailed, and she was able to give us a detailed short list of things we should do to help the house sell well (paint the interior, clean the carpets, replace a cracked ceiling fixture, etc.). She astounded us with the price she felt we could sell for, and bids matched or exceeded that price. We needed to move to our new, out-of-state location before closing, and Holly kept up with everything for us at that point. She recommended a very good “stager” to give the house a lived-in look, as we had packed all our goods for shipment, and someone to help make minor repairs, put in the required CO2 sensors, and hang replacement light fixtures (no way was I leaving my stained glass chandelier in the dining room!). Holly was excellent at keeping us up-to-date on what was happening throughout the sale, what we needed to do and when, hand-holding us through closing and beyond. I wish I could have cloned her to help us with a house purchase here. Holly has stayed in touch with us, and has been very interested in our house search here. She cheered mightily for us when we found the land of our dreams to build on, and reviewed our new house plans for us. We still feel her holding our hands.
I believe I can say, with certainty: Holly will take the time to know you and what you want. She will guide you through all the processes and communicate very clearly what needs to be done. She will make recommendations she feels will help you get what you want. She will be there through closing and beyond. Holly knows the San Jose market very well, and what the various parts of the city will offer and bear. You could not ask for a better realtor! She will take VERY good care of you and help you get what you want, buying or selling. Trust me; you can trust her. Give her a call!
I found about Holly through her great Facebook site, Willow Glen Charm. Being in the marketing field myself, I thought her use of social media as a way to promote her business and at the same time provide a service to the willow glen community was genius! Upon meeting Holly, we were instantly put at ease with her non-pushy manner and her knowledge of the business and in particular the Willow Glen area (where we were trying to move). We sold and bought a home through Holly (July ’13-Oct ’13) and all I can say she was there every step of the way. Most importantly she listened to us and was always available (even while she vacationed!!!!). Plus, we always felt like she had our best interest at heart. We ended up buying a home that was below our targeted price range and never once did we feel that she felt disappointed that her commission would be less. She was genuinely happy for us. And, to top it off, I can’t explain the feeling we had when we received the keys to our new home and walked in to find a giant welcome basket filled with household essentials, champagne and a lite-up welcome mat!!!! I can’t express enough how happy we are that we picked Holly Barr as our realtor. I am happy to say that we now have a great realtor to recommend to our friends and families and found someone we can now call a friend.
Holly obviously is OUR favorite realtor! To date she has stood beside us with the sale of 2 homes and with the purchase of 2 homes. With Holly as your agent you have a committed agent on your team.
She has such a passion for real estate and this is made obvious by her accessibility, friendliness and professional demeanor. She is committed to doing the best job for her clients. She took the time to learn what is important to us and used her experience, and out of the box thinking, to advocate and get the most for us. This brings a sense of comfort during what typically is highly stressful times.
Holly is knowledgeable, thorough, attentive to detail including having a knack for staging. I almost paid a lot of money for staging but Holly saved me this expense. She gave me great feedback and offered extra staging items so our house shows well. This staging, coupled with her great marketing and negotiation skills sure paid off. Our house was on the market for 5 days and we got 22 offers many of which were well beyond asking! We only needed 1 open house (which was such a relief to parents of a 6 and 2 yr old).
Overall, Holly is such a delight to work with and has always done such a fantastic job advocating for us through our many real estate transactions. If you are looking to buy or sell give Holly a call and it won’t be long before she will be your favorite realtor too!
Holly Barr…best realtor in the area! Love working with her! She stays on top of all the lastest…and in this crazy real estate market, that is KEY! She worked on selling our house and buying just around the corner! She came armed with great advice, superb information and relationships with other area agents. We’d use Holly again in a heartbeat should we decide to sell/buy again! (hope not for a while tho)
Holly was my only choice for a realtor in Willow Glen being she had so many listings in the area already. We had some specific wants when looking for a home and Holly kept those in mind throughout our search. Holly found us the right place to fit a large “L” shaped couch, looong dining table and our beloved 14′ trampoline. She was so helpful in completing the inspection process and communication was constant which put us at ease. I would definitely recommend Holly, she knows the area and doesn’t just want to sell you a house, she want you to find your perfect “home.” Thanks Holly.
We worked with Holly on a difficult short sale in San Jose and she was incredibly helpful, friendly, and patient with the lengthy sale process. We’d happily recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home or condo in the San Jose area.
Holly is extremely organized and detailed. She is thorough and knows Willow Glen better than any other realtor. She does not make you feel uncomfortable or pressure you into purchasing something you can’t afford, just the opposite. I recommend Holly for all of your real estate needs.
Holly is an absolutely amazing realtor! She helped us sell our home in San Jose, and also helped us buy a new home in Morgan Hill. Both transactions had their challenges due to some necessary remodeling and also a difficult agent when we went to buy our new home, but Holly worked through all of it and made it easy on us to go through. Her knowledge, wisdom, and most of all her patience helped guide us through the process. We highly recommend Holly!
Holly Barr is an amazing, well informed, well educated, high energy Real Estate agent in the Willow Glen/San Jose area. When it came time for us to sell our house, we had many options for realtor representation and Holly sure has come through for us. I have called her early morning, late night and everything in between. She has never failed to answer my calls and replied in a timely manner with solutions and information. If you are looking for a real estate agent that excels at what she does, you need not look any further than Holly Barr and Willow Glen Charm.
Holly helped us sell our home, and she did a phenomenal job. This was our third time selling a house, so we *thought* we knew what to expect — but Holly went so far above and beyond that we were blown away. She brought over her own staging furniture and decor accessories to help our home look its best. She brought over flowers to add to our garden’s appeal. She sent over helpers to assist us with moving furniture around. She staffed both our open houses herself, without turfing the job over to someone else. She oversaw handyman fixes to address items on our home inspection report. She kept in constant communication with us. She gave our home incredible exposure via Willow Glen Charm. She presented our offers to us in thoughtful, professional way that was very helpful in choosing the right one. In a nutshell, she truly cared. And really, the results speak for themselves — our home sold in less than a week with multiple offers over asking price. Holly was with us every step of the way, and did an incredible job. I highly recommend her, and I can’t say enough about how wonderful she was to work with!
Holly is a fantastic agent! I just purchased a home in Willow Glen from out of the area. Holly worked super fast for me and was able to accommodate my need to sign and review everything remotely.
When I could not be at the property and had questions, Holly would go over to take measurements, pictures and even video – for little things but stuff I could not do because I did not live in the area – like how big are my windows so I can order blinds? Is there a power switch on a certain wall? Is there left over paint in the garage? Did the roof repairs get completed? And on, and on…
She’s been with me every step of the way, has a huge team of resources around her – handymen, contractors, gardeners, plumbers, painters, etc. Pretty sure she could find me a pet sitter if I asked her!
I move quickly and so does Holly. She was on top of every detail and every moment – even when she was on vacation in Hawaii. She’s an expert in the area which I really needed. She knows the neighborhood very well, all the shops in downtown Willow Glen on Lincoln Avenue, schools, etc.
On top of everything else, Holly is a great person and a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to having coffee and cocktails with my new neighbor!
I could not be more pleased or say enough great things about Holly. She is simply the best real estate agent I’ve worked with (out of 8), and the person I will work with again should I ever decide to sell my new home.
Holly had actively worked with us in recommending how we should begin to organize and to clean up and to remove all of the clutter from various rooms from within our town home – in preparation for staging a show (open house) and also for better pictures.
Holly had also introduced us to a really nice interior decorator who had worked hard in staging and turned our town house into a near picture perfect show model of a house.
Holly had found the perfect person to take excellent pictures of our newly remodeled town home for the “house for sale” flyers.
Holly even had the sales flyers full of colored pictures on both sides and printed on thick paper.
Holly had made sure that that were two big colorful hardwood signs posted up – advertising our town house was for sale. One at the side of the road and another one located by our front door.
Holly had done a fabulous job during the presentation and for the “open house” showing of our town home. She would notify us and gave us play-by-play feedback and also status updates as to how things were going and how big the crowd turnout was.
Holly had always appeared to be available for all of our questions and comments via telephone, e-mail or instant message. If we were needed to meet in person she would most always come to our house at any time that was most convenient for us.
We worked with Holly for both buying our new home and selling our old home.
Holly was patient with our many requirements for the new house and was ALWAYS available when we needed her. Over the 10 months we worked with her, she helped us prepare offers for 5 different houses – 2 we lost to all cash offers (sorry, we don’t have that much money in our back pocket), 2 we walked away from by our choice. The last house is EXACTLY what we wanted. When the seller ran into some issues that delayed the closing, she was on top of it. She’s the reason we got into the home we wanted and didn’t get taken advantage of by the sellers!
She was the best realtor for selling our old home too. With her great marketing, we had a full-price offer before the open house and in this down market that is an accomplishment! When the buyers wanted a large allowance for minor repairs (on their AS-IS offer), Holly resolved the issue without us having to fix or pay for anything. She helped the sale of our old home close smoothly!
Holly Barr is as the star rating goes, as good as it gets. We met with her in December to go over our plans for selling our home in the spring time and she was extremely knowledgeable on what was happening with the market. She helped us scaffold a plan and once our house was on the market, it sold in less than two weeks for full asking price.
Outside of her amazing web of connections, Holly’s greatest attribute as a Realtor is by far how well she communicates. We received constant email/text updates on what was happening with our house as well as what was going on in our neighborhood with other comp properties. She is extremely easy to talk to and has become a wonderful friend of my wife and I. This lady knows her stuff, drives a hard bargain and should be your choice if you are looking for a Realtor. We can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed working with her. Great work Holly, thanks again!
We had a wonderful experience working with Holly in selling our house recently.
From the initial meeting all the way to the last steps of the transaction, she made us feel comfortable and confident each step of the way. Holly is extremely responsive and always kept us informed through every detail. She also has a wonderful personality that makes those around her feel comfortable and at-ease which is a great trait for a real-estate professional.
Thanks to Holly’s marketing efforts, our house sold over a single weekend after receiving 15 offers, with all the offers over asking price.
We highly recommend Holly and look forward to working with her again for our future house hunting and selling needs!
If you’re looking for a professional, savvy and honest realtor call Holly Barr. Holly goes above and beyond to serve her clients personally. I’ve known Holly for years and when I need help with anything related to my home, I call Holly. She is a wealth of resources from finding a financial advisor to a handyman. Holly won’t show you homes she thinks you’ll like. She finds you the home she knows you want.