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- GRI, PSA, MRP, RSPS, SRS, C2EX, ePro
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As an agent who's an expert in St. Pete and has lived here over 20 years, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in the area. Pinellas County is unlike any place else I've lived. Public schools are assigned via a lottery, and million dollar homes are mixed in with $100,000 homes. You really need someone who knows the area but knows other areas as well to be able to tell you what's different here.
I love houses and I love helping people find just the right one. I have a background in details in a range of previous positions from inventory control to construction management, and I will make sure everything is done right with your purchase or sale. I'm also able to be the calm in the storm when things don't go just as planned. Think of me as your zen master of real estate.
I have a marketing degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and my previous experience in construction management comes in handy for my investor and flipper clients.
I have National Association of Realtors certifications as a GRI, PSA, MRP, SRS, RSPS and C2EX and a couple other certifications and designations, and I try to fit in at least 1 class every month. I want to know exactly how to do my job well so you can sit back and relax.
Want to know more about me? Check out my social media or google me or my business or check out my sister site at buyingtheburg.com.
More than half of the sales I close come from my past clients. They come back and send their friends and family to me for a reason. Here is some of what my past clients have said about my service.
Forever Our Realtor of Choice
Lawanna W via Google Reviews
I had been in my current house for 15 years so it had been a long time since I worked with or needed a realtor. By the time I started working with Barb, I had already spent almost a year searching for a new home. I also was looking to sell my current home. From the start, Barb was very accommodating, knowledgeable, and down to earth. She understood what I wanted and was always upfront and made suggestions as we looked at several homes. She was very patient (because I'm really picky) and I appreciated her understanding my expectations and not finding me difficult to work with. I knew I could trust in her opinion and that is VERY important!! Long story short, we found a home and had some trouble with the seller. Barb handled everything professionally and had my best interests in mind. We were also able to sell our current home and close in 2 weeks of putting it on the market. You can't ask for anything better than that! Barb will forever be our realtor of choice!
Not only did I sell Lawanna's home and help her buy another, but she has since referred me to a coworker to sell their home.
Ed Jankowski via Rate My Agent
Barb is an amazing agent! She was able to point out things to improve in the house to get me top dollar. The house was only shown for a week and had offers. The best part was closing on the house earlier than the scheduled date.
It was a lot of stress off my shoulders knowing Barb made it easy to sell the house quickly. I would recommend her to family, friends, or acquaintances. If needed in the future, Barb will be the agent I contact. Thank you so much, Barb.
If You Want to Sell Your House...You Need Barb Deggans!!!
Joyf5 via Rate My Agent
This was my first experience selling a home so I had no prior knowledge and not much expectation. I found Barb through a google search, interviewed her and was very impressed. She had a difficult task ahead of her because I had 2 homes in same area to sell and there were 5 sibling sellers (of which I am one) in different states . And I was hoping to sell fast. None of the many challenges we threw at her seemed to rattle her or slow her down! With her knowledge, experience and client base and incredible determination she got both homes listed and sold in a few short months!!! I want to also point out that in we live in a time when no one answers their phone and if you leave a message hardly anyone listens or returns your calls...not Barb!!!! She was always available to talk or text or call back very quickly. With the many challenges I faced getting all siblings to agree she was extremely supportive. She made great use of her and my time and technology to get the job done. Barb was a blessing to me and my family. She is a woman of true character and grace. We could not have done it without her. And you won’t either!!!
Simply the Most Incredible Agent
Mesh via Rate My Agent
After talking to a few realtors the minute we met Barb we know that she was the one. Her main priority was to find us our dream home. When the first house we were in contract with did not pass inspection we were heartbroken, but Barb reassured us we would find another one we loved. Then after a few weeks looking we put a contract on another house. This one we did the inspection first which was not a problem but when the appraisal came it was $30,000 short and the homeowner was not willing to negotiate. Now we were back on the hunt again through no fault of our own. We started to want to settle for anything since we were so frustrated, but Barb would not let us. Our must haves started turning into "we could do without," and we even went as far as looking for less bedrooms and even villas and townhouses. Barb noticed our change in attitude and desperation to move before our lease was up, and she pressed forward with what we originally asked for. She was so patient with the whole process and consistently kept us on track to find our perfect home. We finally closed on a house that we now wake up in everyday and are so happy as it is perfect for our family. It is also much bigger and in a better location than the first 2 all while having EVERYTHING we wanted. If it had not been for Barb we are not sure where we would have ended up. I will only use Barb for all my Real Estate Transactions.
Barb is the World's Greatest Realtor!
Cognac212V. via Yelp
Barb is the World's Greatest Realtor! She is well informed, intelligent, friendly and gets things done! Thank God I found her! She is always there to answer your questions and works with you to find the right home. There are not enough words to truly express how wonderful she is. I say Don't mess with the rest, BARB IS THE BEST!!!! Thank you so much Barb for being my Realtor! Professional, Classy and her "TCB" (Taking Care of Business) Attitude will get you the results you desire. Without hesitation or reservation I recommend her for all your real estate needs. A Million Thanks to you BARB!
This client hired me later to sell the unit when they had a change in circumstances.
That buyer hired me to sell it again when a job change moved them out of state.
Perfect Combination of Aggressive and Chill
Julia A via Yelp
Barb Deggans is super knowledgeable. She is the perfect combination of aggressive and chill. She has helped us with our own house and with a land deal. A real estate transaction can be stressful, and I can't think of anyone that I'd rather work with. She's the best!
Barb Did a Great Job
Eric D. via Facebook
Barb did a great job helping me find the home that was perfect for my needs in a wonderful neighborhood at the right price. Navigating all the requirements, forms and bureaucracy required to buy a home these days can be an intimidating, overwhelming process. But Barb brings an expertise, honesty and dedication that leaves you feeling she's in your corner and won't let up until you get the best deal for the home that is perfect for you! Can't recommend her highly enough!
"Barb was selected for us and our karma was right that day! Barb Deggans took two novice home buyers through the difficult and often frustrating process of buying our home with a VA loan. We never would have been able to do it without her assistance, support and guidance."
-David Scanlon via RealSatisfied, Client
"Barb is one of the best in the business!! Super knowledgeable and very friendly!! Call her for all your Real Estate needs!!"
-John Ricker via Google, Colleague
"Barb has been nothing but helpful to me and my family even though we decided to possibly move out of county! She was always quick to return emails, and even helped us look for places to rent. Even the referrals she gave us so far have been great as well since we are looking out of Pinellas county. If it wasn't for her we would still be stuck searching! thanks again!!"
-Amber Eason via Facebook, Client
"Barb was very receptive to our needs in purchasing a new home. Barb followed up on what we were looking for in a new home purchase. She Gave us options on the type of home we wanted & made a long distance purchase a lot easier than we thought it would be. We received an honest opinion in looking at different homes"
-John LaMantia, Client