Building relationships is the key to Barb Trousdale's success. Her genuine interest in and her sincere desire to help people is what keeps clients coming back time and time again.
Barb brings valuable experience from her tenure as a Town Clerk that benefits both Sellers and Buyers. She has the uncanny ability to know where to look and what questions to ask to find all the details necessary to share with both Buyers and Sellers alike. This expertise benefits Barb's clients by providing them the information they need to make an informed decision whether they're choosing a sale price for their property or contemplating making an offer on a new home. These research skills when combined with her work at an attorney's office are invaluable to clients in helping them understand the entire process.
Barb's passion for educating buyers and sellers accompanied with her highly tuned ability to research, consolidate and analyze MLS, state sales data and town information has proven invaluable to her clients. Sellers represented by Preferred Properties are provided one of the most highly accurate competitive market analyses available in the area. Likewise, Buyers are able to utilize this information to make educated decisions about what to offer on a property. This combined with her years of experience in providing creative pricing strategies is one of Barbs many strengths. During her first year as a Realtor, Barb earned the designation of Accredited Buyer's Representative; less than 3% of agents nationwide hold this distinction. The education and training provide Barb with the tools and expertise to assist Buyers in a rapidly changing market. Barb is a frequent teacher at first-time home buyer seminars in Chittenden and Franklin County.
For the past 5 years, Barb has served on the Professional Standards Board and in 2009 was appointed Chair of the Board. In this capacity, she and other agents form a panel to hear and make decisions on disputes between members of the public and agents and disputes concerning disagreements of compensation between agencies. Barb is an active member of BNI (Business Networking International, Inc) and has held many leadership positions during the past 4 years. She is currently the Vice President of the Wealth Builders BNI Chapter.
Barb's past community participation includes serving on the Christian Ministries Inc. Board of Directors as Treasurer and Assistant Secretary on the Board of Governors for the Ethan Allen Club as well as volunteering at Essex Alliance Church. Beginning her career in 2003 at ReMax North Professionals, Barb moved to Chenette Real Estate in 2005. It was at Chenette Real Estate that she partnered with her husband Curtis to form "The Trousdale" team. On January 1, 2008, Barb and Curtis launched their own agency, Preferred Properties.
Buyer ClientBarb is the consummate professional. When I first interviewed her to be our real estate agent, she had a list of references ready to go. Every one of her references sang her praises, and I later learned why. She was very patient with my husband and I in our search for a house in Burlington. In this competitive low-inventory housing market, she was willing to wait things out with us and never pushed us to settle for something we didn't want. When we realized we'd been priced out of Burlington, she didn't hesitate to release us from our exclusive agent agreement. While she was our agent, we benefited from her kindness and her years of professional experience (which helped her build a knockout preferred vendor list). We didn't buy a house with her because we started looking in another state. But if we ever reconsider buying in Vermont, we'll sign up with Barb again.
Seller & Buyer ClientBarb is willing to go above & beyond for her clients. She and her team are are knowledgeable, hardworking & a pleasure to work with.
Seller & Buyer ClientBarb and team are reliable, professional, and work hard for the buyer and seller to get the best possible value. Responds quickly to questions and concerns. Caring team.
Seller ClientI recommend Barb Trousdale most highly! She is experienced, personable and very professional. Barb has excellent advice on how to prepare your property for sale and arrive at the best result. Give her a call!
Seller ClientWe met Barb through a mutual friend and things worked out perfect. We quickly realized that Barb knew all aspects of the real estate market. Barb has great listening skills, and two way communication was thorough and ongoing. Barb was always easy to reach. Not only does Barb have a wealth of knowledge, she has great character and was a pleasure to work with.
Seller ClientMy husband and I had a wonderful experience selling our home with Barb. She is your advocate, working tirelessly to get the deal done. Barb provides excellent service for all your realty needs.
Seller ClientMy experience with Barb was fantastic. Barb went well above and beyond to help me in all aspects of the sale. Available to discuss at length any questions I had as well as talk through options throughout the process. I highly recommend Barb Trousdale and Preferred Properties!
Seller & Buyer ClientWe have worked with Barb Trousdale of Preferred Properties to sell 3 houses and purchase 2! Every experience has been positive, she is always so knowledgeable with all aspects of showing a house, she knows small details, large details- she really gets to know her clients, in fact she found us our forever home by just knowing what we wanted, what we were looking for and the location we wanted! I cannot praise the whole Preferred Properties crew enough as they all work together, help each other and are so trustworthy and professional. I would and do recommend them to everyone and anyone asking for real estate help.
Buyer ClientBarb Trousdale and her team went above and beyond multiple times during my purchase of my new home. They were always honest, courteous, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend Barb and the Preferred Properties VT team for any and all real estate transactions.
Buyer ClientBarb has a wealth of knowledge and skill. She’s passionate and caring in her work. She was a fabulous guide through the entire process of searching and purchasing. She absolutely had our best interest in the forefront. It was a long process for us, but we were never rushed. If you need or want a high quality agent, call Barb.