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I just wanted to write to say what an amazing job Sharon and Lee did with helping my mother sell her house in The Oaks subdivision in Beaufort!
We had several very difficult obstacles to overcome including:
- My mother was relocating from Beaufort to FL.
- The pandemic hit within days of us listing the house.
- The house needed a number of repairs and other items that had to be addressed before it could be sold.
Sharon and Lee were literally our saviors in regards to getting the house listed and sold! They were able to show the house several times even when travel into Carteret county by outside residents was prohibited! They worked with other realtors in the area to show the house to them so they could pass along information to potential buyers. They helped arrange work to be done through their various vendor connections in the area. They even helped clean up after some repairs were completed! They were also great about conveying information to use even though both my mother and myself were never in Beaufort, including making sure that the work various vendors were completing was done quickly and correctly. They were also very patient and helped walk us through the process of negotiating with potential buyers. I’m not sure how you could possibly ask for better service!!
Sharon and Lee were able to attract multiple offers and get the house sold during unprecedented times. They are truly the definition of tremendous service and expertise when it comes to listing, showing and getting a house sold.
Dan & Donna Gingrich
Waxhaw, NC and Venice, FL
"Working with Sharon and Lee made our house selling process easy. First they did a fantastic job attracting buyers on-line and their photographer captured the beauty of our house with his photos. Most importantly, they screened prospective buyers so only serious buyers visited our home. Sharon and Lee were knowledgeable, prompt, and pleasant throughout the process. Nothing “fell through the cracks.” At the time of settlement we were living out of state so they walked us through the process and settlement was completed with no problems. It was a true pleasure to work with Sharon and Lee. I mentioned to Sharon that the new buyer was a “dream buyer” I would call Sharon and Lee “dream realtors.”
"My wife and I would like to take a moment to express our complete satisfaction with the entire buying experience.
I will start by saying that we were very hesitant to even start the searching process out of state. The reasons for this concern follow :
- Who would be willing to take the time to make us feel comfortable leaving our comfort zone
- Who will help us acclimate to the new environment
- How do we even get started with the application process
- How will we ever find insurance
I can go on for an eternity ...
From the very beginning conversations with Lee and yourself, we felt as if we were in good hands. We were then able to relax knowing that we had support. That being said, our nervousness turned into feelings of excitement!! Both yourself, as well as your whole realty team, were nothing short of exceptional! As a matter of fact, we are still shocked that we were able to complete this huge step in our lives with such fluency. We are so excited for our new purchase and this wouldn't have been possible without people like yourself. The professionalism shown by all, was next to none other. Finally, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream come true. If anyone were looking to buy a home, I would hope they be blessed with the help of you / Lee as well as your entire team!"
" I have been a licensed NC real estate broker since 1976. I practiced until the early 1980's. During that time real estate sales was a fairly simple process but now days I can't say the same. Because of new laws enacted by the banks and the government selling or buying a home has become a very complex ordeal. With that said, my wife and I decided to list our home in Marshallberg with Sharon and Lee. It was the best decision we could have made. Their professionalism and knowledge of today's real estate environment made selling our home a breeze. There were some bumps along the way but Sharon and Lee kept my wife and I calm and handled every problem like it was no big deal. If you are buying or selling a home, do yourself a favor and contact either Sharon or Lee to help guide you through the maze of today's complicated real estate environment." Michael and Janet
Sharon and Lee did a great job helping us locate and purchase our townhouse. They had been aware that we had been 'looking' for quite some time, and when the time finally arrived they were more than ready!! Their keen pulse on the current market availability, pre-market and may I say pre-pre-market allowed us to acquire exactly what we wanted. They guided us through all the newer rules/regulations/everything that goes with buying a home nowadays. Additionally, keeping all the lenders/insurance/inspectors/appraisers...etc. informed and up-to-date on current closing status.
When we were with Sharon or Lee and a neighbor would be outside, the neighbor would go out of their way to greet them--they must be highly regarded in this community.
I would only consider the Barnes and Taylor Realty Group for real estate needs within their area. It was a very positive experience. Richard K.
"We would highly recommend Sharon and Lee to get your home sold. They are two hard working ladies. Our house had previously been on the market for quite some time. They worked their magic and it sold through a hurricane named Florence!" Lynwood and Gail
"Sharon Barnes and Lee Taylor are at the “Pinnacle” of the Real Estate Business as Real Estate Agents. We recently purchased a property with Sharon and Lee’s help and found their expertise incredible. They are professional in every sense of the word. We dealt primarily with Sharon and found her knowledge base to be unending. I’m sure Lee is the same way. The reason I say this is because of what I saw in Sharon. It would be unacceptable for someone to be her partner and not be the same way. The attention to detail and the information that they brought to our assistance was so impressive and top notch. The follow through that both exhibited in our deal was the best you will get when selling or buying. They worked tirelessly to make the deal work for us leaving no stone unturned. Both Sharon and Lee have genuine, honest and beautiful personalities. You will not go wrong choosing them for your real estate needs." Rick and Mary Lou
"Purchasing a home is exciting, but many of our past experiences were accompanied by stress as we navigated through the process. That was certainly not the case with our most recent home purchase. We were thrilled to work with Sharon Barnes and Lee Taylor and to take advantage of their knowledge, expertise, and guidance. The process was smooth, efficient, pleasant, and completed in a timely manner. We hope to be in our new home forever, but if for any reason we have to move again, we would not hesitate to contact Barnes and Taylor. They became our friends, and we think they are the best!" Kathy and Al
"Lee Taylor and Sharon Barnes have the knowledge of the area, professionalism and customer service to make every real estate transaction--from the home of your dreams to a relocation for your business--easy and painless. They are committed to finding the perfect property for you to fit your wants, needs and budgets and can offer advice to help you make the right purchase based on their wealth of experience. I have loved working with them and look forward to our next purchase or sale together! "
"Barnes and Taylor are great! Very knowledgeable and thorough. They know how to communicate and let you know what's going on. Wish I had met them sooner in my selling process ."
"Lee did an outstanding job during our search for a new beach home. She communicated with us every step of the way by phone, text and email. She was also early for appointments. Her knowledgeable team was able to answer any questions we had during the purchase process. I would highly recommend Lee if you are looking for a real estate broker who knows the market and will take the time to understand what you are looking for. She will exceed your expectations!" Corey and Megan
"Sharon and Lee are THE BEST real estate professionals we have ever worked with! They are extremely knowledgeable, experienced, professional, smart, funny, trustworthy, detail and deadline oriented, positive and collaborative team players, excellent communicators, negotiators, and relationship builders. Look no further -- you have found the best of the best with Sharon and Lee!! A sheer joy to work with and we would do it again!" Lucy and John
"Lee Taylor and Sharon Barnes are a pleasure to work with and draw from a wealth of experience and tremendous local market knowledge. They provide excellent customer service and a seamless transaction."
Lee Taylor is an excellent Realtor to work with and for you. She is friendly and energetic in all aspects of her work. She listened to my requests, gave guidance, found the right property for me, then delivered on navigating me and the sellers. I highly recommend Lee for any of your real estate needs near Morehead City, Atlantic Beach and Beaufort!" Lee D.
"Sharon Barnes is by far and away the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. She is very knowledgeable and kept us informed every step of the way. Only wish we could have transported her to Michigan to sell our house there! Highly recommended! " Sam and Keith
"For anyone considering marketing or purchasing a home in Eastern North Carolina, I would highly recommend a visit with Sharon Barnes at Realty World in Beaufort, NC. We were seeking a second home near the coast and, seeing a house we liked, we called Sharon (her contact information was posted on the property) and arranged to view and discuss a purchase. Sharon was most accommodating, showing us the home, providing the history of the property, and providing information of similar properties which were currently on the market or which had sold within the previous year. Though the seller was out of town extensively throughout our "negotiations period," Sharon was always available (night and day) to discuss our needs and issues. Despite issues with elevation survey, repair estimates, flood insurance estimates, etc., we closed on this property 35 days after our initial offer! We not only now know a reputable realtor in Beaufort, we now also have a new-found friend! Thank you Sharon Barnes for easing some of the many obstacles that always accompany a real estate transaction! " Ron and Betty G.
"We had a great experience working with Sharon Barnes in selling our home in Beaufort. She is a warm person with a very good business head. We felt she was always accessible if we needed her and made the sale of our second home as painless as possible. We would highly recommend her." Bob and Gene L.
"Sharon just completed the sale of property in Beaufort, NC that we listed with her.
She kept us informed and always responded promptly to our questions.
I highly recommend Sharon as a realtor and will use her again as needed." Suzanne L.
"Sharon Barnes is the most competent and professional Real Estate agent that we have ever had the pleasure to work with. She was available to us whenever we had questions or concerns. Sharon stayed on top of all the details and always got back to us in a short time. She always delivered what and when was needed, with a smile and encouraging words. We feel so fortunate to have had Sharon looking out for us with the sale of our home. She was especially kind to us working around some personal issues that arose. We would strongly recommend Sharon Barnes to all, as she is a first class agent! " Paul and Judy Dota
"Sharon has done a great job for us. She has sold 2 homes and a lot for us by always doing what we asked, giving us great signage and great advertising." Joe and Ruby
"This is the 2nd time we have used Sharon, and that already says a lot. Sharon sold our 1st home and brought us the best possible price in a very tough market. She assisted us through the 2nd purchase obtaining the least possible price we could pay before the seller refused our offer. Most of all, we appreciated the service and guidance throughout the buy and sell process. We always felt comfortable in her knowledge, experience and initiative to get things done, and that we were always being taken care of. The communications process was excellent, since we never felt we needed to make a call or ask "what the status" was of our buy or sell. Sharon always kept us informed. Having to conduct most of our actions by distance, we were most thankful for the "extra efforts" Sharon would take to get small but important things done that we just could not handle living hours away. " Charlie and Peggy
"Sharon was wonderful to work with. I live 2500 miles from Beaufort and she looked after the house while it was on the market, watered plants, helped to find an estate auctioneer and even did banking for the sale of my mother-in-law's house. She even found me a lawyer to help with the estate! She is very professional but also very personable. I feel extremely fortunate to have gotten to know her both as a realtor and a friend." Deane W.
"Sharon was so helpful in every way imaginable in helping us find the perfect place at the beach. She was very honest about different properties that she showed us. She always gave us the negatives and positives, never hiding anything from us. During our due diligence period, she set up all our inspections and gave us valuable information that we needed to be aware of. She was always ready and available to help at any time. Closing went very smoothly because of all the work she had previously done. I would recommend her highly because she looks after your interests and knows the real estate business. Her pleasing personality made our experience an enjoyable one!” Vicky C.
"Guess what? My realtor sold my house in just two months! I knew my only choice to hire a realtor would be Sharon Barnes, even though I know several great ones in my area. Sharon has been an absolute delight to work with. I had quite a few challenges ahead, having had two recent surgeries, and Sharon found easy ways to make it all happen. She is so smart and savvy and just naturally a nice, kind person.I believe she is always at the top of her game. I have encouraged my friends to hire her without question, because she's simply THE BEST! What more do you need? " Carol D.
"Sharon Barnes did a superb job listing, selling and getting our house closed on time at Atlantic Beach on Ocean Ridge Dr. If you are buying or selling in Carteret County NC, you need to contact Sharon at Realty World." Clyde and Brenda
"Sharon exhibited the utmost professionalism out of all the realtors I have dealt with in my lifetime. She is caring, knowledgable, detail- oriented, and goes above and beyond any expectation when it came to our home purchase. She provides superb service and is very genuine to her profession as well as her personality. She was fun to work with and got the job done. I hope to buy my next hundred houses with her. I would highly recommend her to any prospective home buyers." Jeff G.
"No one could have represented me better.
Sharon is motivated by getting the deal done right by consonantly keeping me informed much more than worrying about her commission.
In fact after I received my proceeds check we were about ready to drive away and she said "Woops" I guess I should go back inside and get my commission check."
Thank you on behalf of: Colonel Dick M.
Me and Jubal
aka Golden Rose Buffalo Wide Retriever
"Sharon took on the tough job of helping me sell my Mom's house as part of an estate with three co-executors. Her knowledge, perseverance, and empathy for the inherent difficulties of this situation were remarkable. She worked well beyond what you would normally expect an agent to take on and accomplished every task with successful results. Any future real estate transactions I am involved with will hopefully involve Sharon!" Mary R.
"Sharon listed and sold a home for us in Beaufort. She kept us up to date every step of the way and the transaction went smoothly. She was always available, and went above and beyond her role, helping us out on several occasions with issues that were difficult to handle from out of town. I highly recommend Sharon!" Denice T.
"Sharon is the person you want to contact for all your real estate needs. There are any number of positive adjectives I could use to describe her but my pick is " Integrity ". I highly recommend her." Vic L.
"Sharon Barnes is wonderful to work with. She is bright, energetic, and so very knowledgeable about the Crystal Coast market. Sharon shows great attention to detail, and has helpful relationships with local tradespeople, as well as city and county inspectors. I recommend her highly as someone easy to conduct a search and closing with ... she is wonderful to have on your team!" Cindy C.
"Sharon did a most amazing job in the sale of our home. She is most professional and the very definition of enthusiastic and tenacious. Sharon personally handled all the issues that came up and had to be handled to bring the deal to a close. I really cannot fully express how delighted we are with the results of Sharon's work. I would highly recommend her." Robert B.
Sharon has the ability to be very personal with her clients and at the same time maintain a high professional profile. Her knowledge of the industry gives her clients a secure feeling. Her attention for details, follow- up and feedback is at the top of any chart. I will always recommend Sharon to anyone looking to buy or sell in Beaufort. Jan D.