Specializing in Calgary’s affluent west side real estate communities, Barb has a strong track record of success and results in Calgary’s real estate market. Together with her partner Lisa Tomalin-Reeves, Barb and Lisa have sold over $200 million in real estate over the past 3 years with an average sale price of $1.0 million. Barb and Lisa are frequently “sought out” for their market knowledge of Calgary’s west side communities – the home to Calgary’s top private schools, beautiful and safe neighborhoods, master planned communities including Aspen Estates and Elbow Valley and only 15 minutes to downtown.
Barb has a Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, and has lived and worked her entire career in our vibrant city. After 20 years in the technology and venture capital sectors, Barb moved into real estate, leveraging her strong investment experience and marketing skills with her passion for real estate. Barb joined Sotheby’s in May 2013 after a successful career at Royal LePage, and quickly became one of the top performers in the Sotheby’s Calgary office.
Barb enjoys a “hands on” approach with her clients – and enjoys working with buyers equally as well as sellers. With buyers, Barb spends a lot of time “listening” and asking questions, then leveraging her expertise and knowledge of the local communities/schools/amenities to help guide clients towards finding a fabulous home in the “perfect” community or condominium complex.
With sellers, Barb and Lisa have a strong and proven methodology to help prepare a home for sale to achieve maximum value in the shortest timeframe. Barb and Lisa enjoy significantly “higher than average” results for selling properties at prices “close to list” and in shorter days on market relative to industry averages in their respective communities.
Barb has additional certification from the Calgary Real Estate Board for condominium sales, enabling her to provide critical expertise to condominium and villa clients, valuable as she frequently works with baby boomers downsizing from a large family home or acreage property to a condominium or villa.
Barb and Lisa also both possess strong knowledge of rural properties, both having lived in Springbank, and the unique attributes for selling or buying an acreage estate. In 2014, Barb and Lisa achieved the highest Real Estate Sales in Rockyview exceeding any other realtor or real estate team.
Barb’s approach is based on working closely with her clients to understand their needs and interests, then applying her expertise and knowledge of the industry and communities to assist them in their search or sales process. Barb’s track record, focused marketing efforts, commitment to service, and strong relationships have resulted in Barb becoming a key player in Calgary’s west side real estate sector.
Specializing in Calgary’s luxury real estate market, Lisa has established a proven track record with over 150 transactions topping the million-dollar mark and is routinely recognized as a top performer within the industry. Living in Calgary for some 25 years and active in real estate sales over the past 12 years, Lisa has pursued her passion for real estate cultivating an intimate knowledge of the luxury housing market and successfully representing hundreds of buyers and sellers.
Lisa’s approach is based upon a solid foundation of knowledge and a proven and a relentless drive for achieving her client’s goals. Equally important to sales and marketing is her dedication to serving her clients’ needs providing thoughtful advice and honest opinions throughout the sales journey. Lisa values each and every relationship and her integrity and work ethic has developed an enviable referral network.
Lisa is a qualified CGA and has enjoyed corporate posts with the likes of NOVA Corp. and Canada Trust, which instilled her philosophy for professional diligence and dedication to service. Her interest in real estate was borne through the design and build of several new homes, which has provided an excellent base of knowledge from an architectural, design and construction perspective. On a personal level, Lisa enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle with a highlight being the completion of the Canadian Ironman Triathlon. She has a passion for outdoor pursuits, family and friends along with a zest for travel. Integrity, professionalism and an energetic approach together with a wealth of experience provide the basis for an exceptional real estate experience.
Lisa and her family have resided in the Springbank area for the past 17 years. She has an unparalleled passion for and depth of knowledge in the surrounding communities; representing and promoting their best features unlike any other real estate representative. Having been an active member of the Elbow Valley community since its’ inception, Lisa was a representative on the board of directors for 5 years and participated in many committees and community initiatives. In 2009 Lisa received the community’s highest accolade for volunteerism – the Hopewell ‘Linda Knight award’.
Lisa’s first 7 years in real estate was as a part of the highest performing team for both sellers and buyers in Elbow Valley. Since the fall of 2011 Lisa has realized incredible individual success as a top performing agent. Lisa is thrilled to be an agent with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and knows Sotheby’s offers her high caliber clientele a first class advantage in selling their homes.
As a CGA, Lisa brings strong financial skills as well as attention to detail and diligence. Integrity and professionalism with a results driven approach and the highest level of personal attention. Lisa and her husband have built 5 homes over the past 20 years in both inner city and west Calgary locations. Providing invaluable background in construction and design.
In 2013 Lisa and Barb have joined forces to establish a team with unparalleled market knowledge and experience. Lisa and Barb have sold over $200 million of real estate over the past 3 years. In 2014, they achieved the highest Real Estate Sales in Rockyview exceeding any other realtor or real estate team.