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Barbara Nelson
Managing Broker

(206) 612-6881
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I have been a residential real estate broker for over 35+ years. Since 1991 I have been proud to be part of the Lake & Company family. Open, honest communication is the foundation of my professional work in helping guide my clients through a successful real estate transaction. I work hard to earn the trust and confidence of my clients.

As a professional real estate associate I am an advocate for my clients, helping them realize their ideal outcome.

My goals are to:
   * Educate my clients so they can make their best decisions
   * Facilitate the transaction process
   * Troubleshoot any problems that arise
   * Help my clients to negotiate successfully
   * Offer guidance and resources now and in the future

I enjoy working with my clients and see us as a team. When you refer your family and friends to me you can be assured they will receive my focused attention. Much of my business today involves repeat clients and second/third generation family members. I am always honored when you pass my name along, and I look forward to helping you, your friends or family in the future.

  • We would use you over and over for every home. Thank you.
    -Jeff and Jen Parsons

  • We feel very grateful for the opportunity to work with someone like [Barbara] - who had endless patience, impeccable ethics, and tremendous professionalism. It was a pleasure!
    -Kate and Dick Lilly

  • Barb is the best! We have been clients since 1992 and have worked on five deals together over the years. While buying and selling homes can be stressful, we have shared a lot of laughter and consider Barb a dear friend who put our needs first while always reminding us that good karma always wins!
    Thank you for everything, Barb!
    -Jeanine Flower and Mark Clayton

  • Thanks for helping me purchase this property! Your communication was great, and you listened to my needs throughout.
    -Amy Anderson

  • Thanks Barb! You are awesome! I will refer you to family and friends.
    -Larry and Nancy Lewis

  • We had a fantastic experience working with Barb! As first time homebuyers, she was very good about walking us through the process and was extremely responsive.
    -Kyla and Thomas Blair

  • A pleasant experience, Barbara! Your communication, listening skills, and availability throughout the process were 5 stars. Thank you.
    -Beth Glosten

  • Barb was an absolute joy to work with! It was very clear that she was going to do whatever it took to make sure that our home sold as fast as possible for as much as possible! And she did not disappoint! She is the epitome of what a professional should be. We couldn't be happier with our real estate transaction and we can't recommend her highly enough!
    -Violet and Jason McDowell

  • Barbara is a very experienced realtor and cares for her clients throughout the listing and buying process. We experienced this through several successful closings with her. We would not hesitate to use her again. Thank you and keep up the good work.
    -Joseph and Stella

  • Barb was amazing. She provided such great service-- prompt responses to emails/phone calls/texts, research on questions regarding title, and she coordinated/suggested all work (painting, staging, etc). She made it painless and effortless to sell our townhome. We are so grateful to have found Barb and highly recommend her to friends and family.
    -Namrata and Jijo

  • As a first time home buyer, our experience was a lasting one! We are excited about the house and it seems like it keeps getting better! We greatly appreciated the combination of professionalism with a friendly, almost family-like communication experience. I've already referred you to two other people interested in buying a new property. Hopefully (for their sake) you will hear from them soon. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you so much!
    -Aura and Dave

  • Thank you so much for helping me buy, sell, and then buy again. I have found a realtor (and friend) for life. Thanks again for everything!
    -Brittny Nielsen

  • Thank you for everything. You are our realtor of choice.
    -John and Barb Dahne

  • Barbara is a great agent-- clearly explaining the process, providing good communication, listening to my needs, and available throughout the transaction. I would refer her to friends and family in a heartbeat.
    -Cynthia Taylor and Sabah Al-dhaher

  • I can't thank you enough for helping me through a very difficult transaction. you were/are patient, caring, and understanding. I consider you not only my agent for life but my friend for life. Thank you for everything!
    -Erik Larsen

  • In addition to being extremely knowledgeable about real estate and what is happening in the RE market, Barbara Nelson is also a skilled negotiator. She is dilligent, helpful, and patient. Barbara advised me during the purchase of my home, and during the contract process she explained the various clauses and answered numerous questinos about the multiple forms and reports. Barbara was available during the entire process from our initial discussions through to the house closing. She is calm under pressure which was helpful while awaiting contract responses. She also has excellent resources for inspections and repair. I will absolutely contact Barbara about RE matters in the future.
    -Kathleen Russell

  • I have known Barbara Nelson since 1999 when she was highly recommended to me by a co-worker who told me I could not find a better realtor. Barbara helped my husband and I buy our first home together. I had never been involved in a real estate purchase but my husband had. My questions were a lot different than his were and Barbara answered each of one with professionalism and kindness. She knew the market well and got to know us well. She was there with us the whole way, advising us on rates, percentages, points, etc. but more importantly to me, she also affirmed the feeling we had about it - on how that house was right for us and our family.

    Eventually we outgrew that little house, and she helped us through the sales process, and advising us about what we needed to do to have it shine on the market. She has now helped us buy and/or sell three homes and my co-worker was right - she's the best. Her resources within the industry - for everything from painters and plumbers to landscapers and roofers - are amazing and everyone she's ever referred me to has been just as she's described. I couldn't ask for a better partner in real estate. But I consider Barbara much more than just my realtor; she's become a wonderful friend.
    -Tammy Teodosio

  • We were very lucky to have had the assistance from Barbara Nelson. She facilitiated the process of selling our old house and purchasing our new condo. Barbara was very professional and has excellent insight. She is the best!
    -Ann Lyster and Kelly Landreth

  • Working with Barbara was far and away the best experience we have ever had with a realtor!! In our case, we had a lot of improvements to put into the property before putting it on the market. Barbara provided excellent advice on what would enhance the marketability of the house, and if we needed some help she always had excellent referrals. In the end, the house sold in 11 days in one of the toughest markets in recent memory. Barbara provided great advice in working with the buyer, and the closing went like clockwork!! We’re not selling anytime soon, but when we do Barbara will be our realtor.
    -J. Turvey

  • Barbara was kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. She was available to us throughout the transaction, and we would refer her to our family and friends.
    -Erika and Andy Wagner

  • Thank you for your guidance from beginning to end. You did an amazing job of minimizing our expense and maximizing our selling price. Thank you so much! Only with that we had another Seattle house to sell.
    -Craig and Sharon Smith

  • This was the best home buying experience ever!

    I am very impressed how quickly you discovered my taste and how patient you were to allow me to "get comfortable" with what Seattle had to offer.

    Miss you-- thanks!
    -Jim Bennett

  • Thank you so much for all your help. We really appreciate the way you set up our expectations and also that there are no surprises. We will continue to call you in the future.
    -Brian and Bronwyn Scott

  • You were an absolute dream to work with, Barbara! Thank you for being such a wonderful human being, advocate, and shepherding us though this big leap in our lives. You're the best. And we love your postcards.

    The housewarming is coming in the next couple months!
    -Cassie and Joseph Peha

  • Barbara was extremely reliable. When there were houses we wanted to view she always made herself available within minutes to hours. She had sound advice but was unbiased.

    Her years of experience are such an asset as she has great contacts in the community. We always felt she was working for our best interests, not to mention she's funny and very kind.
    -Kale Rose

  • Barbara is a professional in every sense of the word: intelligent, diligent, very knowledgeable, great at representing her clients' interests, and very personable and creative. All that and she doesn't have a pretentious bone in her body. She is a genuinely good person. She was able to assist me with every phase of selling my house, from preparation to negotiations to closing. Awesome in every way. You can't go wrong with hiring her as your real estate broker.
    -Daniel O'Connell

  • I have known Barbara since 1993 when she helped me sell my home and purchase another home. She was professional, thorough, thoughtful, approachable, and willing to answer all my questions.

    Since that time, though I have remained in the same house, I have called on Barbara a few times for consultation purposes. These have included: a walk through of my house for upgrade ideas, a conversation and a hard copy booklet of comparable houses in my neighborhood, and a conversation regarding the pros and cons of selling my home. On each of these occasions I have always felt comfortable presenting my concerns and questions and have never felt that Barb had an agenda.

    All of this is to say that I would highly recommend Barbara for buying and selling a home. I have always found her to be honest, knowledgeable, and full of integrity at all levels. I certainly would not hesitate to call on her again when I need real estate guidance.
    -Lise Anderheggen-Leif

  • Barbara was a recommendation from our previous, now retired, realtor, and boy were we ever happy to have been referred to her! Barbara defines everything in a realtor a family can hope for when searching for their perfect home! Her knowledge, experience, and expertise are beyond belief! It's her kindness though, and attention to detail that really matter in the end. Barbara became our true confidant in listening to us and really getting to know us. It was never about the sale, but always about making us happy. We fell in love with a house and decided to make an offer that very night. Barbara is so easy to talk to that the owner selling the house talked to her for a while before we arrived to see the house. She became a friendly face to the sellers, instead of a lot of money in a big game! In the end, even though we couldn't bid nearly as high as the other bidders, we got the house! We are confident that this wasn't just luck, but Barbara's ability to let the owner of this 60 year family home know that we loved and would care for this home just as it should be. It was such an amazing success that would not have been possible without Barbara!
    -Ryan Wallace

  • Barbara represented my husband and I in the purchase of our condo. She was a pleasure to work with and made the entire home-buying experience smooth and stress free. Barbara listened to our wants and needs and didn't pressure us to look beyond these parameters. She was very organized and thorough but also helped us move through the process very quickly. I will definitely use Barbara again for our future real estate needs and I'd be happy to recommend her to my friends and family.
    -Alissa O'Dell

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