Happy Clients Testimonials & Recommendations
Barton Group AZ, HomeSmart – Gilbert
2680 South Val Vista Dr, Ste 101
Gilbert, AZ 85295
2021 Five Star Reviews
Homebuyer in Goodyear, AZ
Tina was just what we needed for a home search in one of the craziest markets I’ve seen! We were new to Arizona, and Tina helped expertly guide us through bidding wars and tough negotiations. Ultimately, we landed an absolutely beautiful home well within our budget with nearly every box ticked. I would highly recommend Tina and her team for anyone’s home search in the valley!
Homebuyer in San Tan Valley, AZ
Tina did an amazing job getting us a house. The market is absolutely crazy / insane but Tina was diligent in searching and strategizing on how to get our offer accepted. She was able to help us get the house that we loved ! Thank youuu soo much !!
2020 Five Star Reviews
Homeseller in Mesa, AZ
Tina was AMAZING! Definitely recommend her for your real estate needs. She made the entire process of selling my home so simple and quick. Thank you, Tina!
Homeseller in Mesa, AZ
Tina did an amazing job helping our family sell a house and to assist in buying another one!!! She is professional, attentive, and was always available to answer any questions or concerns we had with the process. Tina is the one to go to when needing to sell or buy a home. My family has used Tina for buying and selling 4 homes since she will go above and beyond to help you find exactly what you are looking for!!!
Homeseller in Chandler, AZ
Tina was professional and great to work with . Her system is less stressful and more resourceful . The house was listed near the beginning of the pandemic and the market was less active. My home was also older and had a few issues. Tina was able to sell the house sooner than I had expected!
2019 Five Star Reviews
Homeseller in Gilbert, AZ
Tina was so great to work with. She made selling our home a breeze. She was very helpful and quick to respond to all of our questions during the selling process. She was with us every step of the way! We are so grateful for Tina and all of her hard work for selling our home! We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to do the job! Thank you so much Tina you are awesome!!!
2018 Reviews & Recommendations
Homebuyer in Gilbert, AZ
Tina and Ron worked with me to find the ideal house for me. They were both very helpful and knowledgeable and willing to go above and beyond to answer my questions or help me on any housing topic.
2017 Reviews & Recommendations
Homebuyer in Florence, AZ
Super helpful through this process, they took the time explain each step of the home buying process, removing the stress that can be! I’d recommend Tina and Ron to anyone who wants a great home buying experience.
First Time Homebuyer in Gilbert, AZ
I cannot say enough positive things about Tina & Ron Barton! My expectations were exceeded from day 1, when I began an email exchange with Tina. I had a good feeling all along. I knew exactly who I’d call when I was ready to take the plunge. As a first time home buyer, Tina & Ron made me feel comfortable through every step of the process. I am so thankful to have found them. Professional, knowledgeable, patient, personable and just about the nicest people you’ll ever meet…Tina & Ron are simply the best!
Homebuyer in Gilbert, AZ
Tina and Ron have always shown full expertise in their passion for real estate which was precisely how they were both able to help us tremendously. Tina and Ron not only have the knowledge, but the patience, and the willingness to help us find our new dream home for our family. We not only appreciated their efforts, and knowledge, but their kindness in every step of the way. My husband Troy and I highly recommend Tina and Ron Barton for your next home. You will not be disappointed, what you will be is a happy home owner.
Home Seller in San Tan Valley
A great realtor will listen to all your concerns, and Tina did just that. She did a great job helping us find a house to buy, and a great job helping us sell our house when we were ready. When it came time to sell, we got an offer only a couple of days after listing it. She is honest, easy to communicate with, and returns all calls or texts in a timely manner. Highly recommended!
Home Seller in San Tan Valley
You are an amazing person. You made this transaction very simple and ease for me.
I truly thank you for all the support and guidance you provided in selling my home.
Home Buyer in Sun Lakes
Ron and Tina did an excellent job of helping our family get to know the area and pick the best property for our needs. They really had our best interests at heart, and add a very personal touch to their work. They are thorough and extremely professional. Thank you Barton Group!
Home Seller & Buyer
Tina is a amazing realtor. She is mindful of our expectations but also adds in the realistic approach. She was respectful about our time and always kept to our goals in mind. Thank you Tina for your exceptional work.
Home Seller & Buyer in Mesa
I’ve known Tina and Ron Barton for about 10 years, and I’m very pleased with their services in expertise in the reality business. Tina always is quick to respond even when she’s on vacation, and takes care of business very quickly.
Jason & Jenna Mesquita
Home Seller & Buyer in Gilbert
Tina was awesome and very knowledgeable. Sold our house above asking in one day and helped me and my wife find our dream home. Quick to respond to every call, text and email. She took a lot of the stress out of the process and even sat through the closing to ensure the paperwork was correct. Would definitely recommend.
Home Seller & Buyer
We have known Tina for a number of years and we took forever to decide what home we wanted. She never once made us think she wasn’t 100% committed to helping us find the right home. She has now helped us with my mothers home and will also be selling a rental property for us. Best Realtor ever!!
Home Seller & Buyer in Mesa
Tina is hands down the best! She is extremely communicative and very professional, yet down to earth.
She was able to sell our home in record time, during the Christmas season to boot! She was determined for us to get the full value of our home and nothing less, and she did just that!
This was our first time hiring Tina for the selling of our home and our 2nd time hiring her to buy a new home!
If you are looking to sell your home, hiring Tina is a must!
2016 Reviews & Recommendations
Karen & Werner
Home Seller & Buyer
Tina was patient and an expert when we needed to move closer to the west side of Phoenix. We dragged her all over looking at houses for sale from Avondale to Glendale to Laveen until we figured out the area that would lead to the best commutes to our jobs. She never complained and gave us her honest opinions about features when looking at the homes. Some specific requirements were hard to find in our price range. Then she took care of selling our home in Chandler. She’s very professional, and enjoyable to work with.
David & Naomi Goldberg
Home Seller in Chandler, AZ
- Expert pre-sale advice: Tina guided us in putting together a game plan to prep our home for sale. We followed her plan to the letter.
- Superior market knowledge. Tina’s pricing of our home was dead on. Other similar homes for sale in the neighborhood eventually dropped their prices closer to the price of our home since they weren’t selling. You could say Tina drove the market in that area.
- Marketing expertise. Response to our listing was almost instantaneous we received requests for showings from other realtors within HOURS of it going live.
- Received multiple offers that’s right MULTIPLE OFFERS after the FIRST and ONLY Open House weekend. House was sold above full asking price. By contrast there is a comparable home on our same street has been on the market for MONTHS.
- Helped us find a beautiful home that fit our needs PERFECTLY.
- Stayed the course getting us from point A to point B. In addition to all of the above Tina and Ron’s level of communication with us was superb. Via, email, text and phone calls we were kept informed of the entire process, we were never in the dark about anything when it came to this transaction.
Bottom line. Tina & Ron Barton got our house SOLD in 2 Days!! Plus they’re really nice people.
Jim & Darla
First Time Home Buyer
We were new to the Phoenix area and Tina went out of her way to help us with the extras, such as finding carpet installers, inspectors, repair workers, etc. Made the purchase of our house a painless process. We are very happy.
First Time Home Buyer
Tina was very helpful. I was a nervous first time home buyer but Tina made sure I understood the process of owning a home from viewing properties to closing on my first home which was the perfect fit for me! If I ever decide to move I would definitely list with the Barton Family. I am so happy she was my realtor and friend and I gladly recommend her services
Tina Barton is extremely knowledgeable about the local market. She sold my home in three days at above the asking price. I highly recommend The Barton Group.
First Time Home Buyer
I was told the home buying process was complicated, time consuming and stressful. However, Tina proved my fears were based on others negative experiences and not what she could make it to be. Tina made everything simple and a pleasure to experience, from searching for houses to look at to knowing what to expect and what documents we needed to gather. Tina was always willing to show us homes that were within our budget and needs; she didn’t try to sell us homes that she thought we needed but instead listened to us and found what WE wanted and stayed within budget. She was readily available for those last minute show requests, even on weekends. We changed our minds or added/removed requirements quite often and she gladly adjusted to our needs. During the negotiation phase she was great, she got us a great deal and during the closing process she went above and beyond our expectations to make sure the deal was sealed. I have saved her contact info and when the time is right we will be using her again and highly recommend her to others.
Investment Home Buyer
Tina helped me buy 3 investment properties and I highly recommend her without hesitation. Tina was very knowledgeable of the area, easy to work with and I felt she fully represented my interests. We live out of the area and she went the extra mile to make the process work.
2015 Reviews & Recommendations
They are a great Team together very motivated professional caring intelligent always works hard knows the area very well must give them a call.
Hands down the best. Very professional. Highest integrity. Definitely recommend Tina and Cody.
Thank you for all the great service, and professionalism you showed, and provided as I was looking for my new home.
Tina, you are a great representative of the real estate industry.
It was a holiday, and you’re working to get me into a house as well as representing your other clients to take care of them.
I will certainly recommend you to my friends, and family when they are buying, or selling their home.
Thank you so much Tina, and best wishes to you and Cody.
P.S. love my pool.
First Time Home Buyer
I am a first time home buyer and Tina helped me through all the nerves and fears of first time home buying. She was very patient and not pushy. Allowed me to look through the homes on her web site at my own pace. When I was ready to start looking she was available to show me homes and also make some suggestions according to ones I had already chosen. Turned out I fell in love with the first place I found, put an offer in the same day. Tina gave good advice and treated me like her friend and family. I trusted her as well as Tori my morgage personel. Both assisted with the home buying process, kept me updated on any changes and papers that were coming my way. They made the first times home buying experience flow smoothly. Now I am a proud owner of a new home, a home that I had been looking for. I currently recommend Tina to anyone that I know looking into buying a home. In the future if I needed any home buying assistance I would use Tina again in a heart beat.
Buyer & Seller
We would just like to thank you again for all your help during the buying and selling process of our home. We were lucky enough to have been referred to you and would not hesitate to refer you to others. In the past we have had other realestate agents that would just put up a sign In front of the house and leave It at that
OUr experience with you has been the complete opposite. From our Initialmeeting you gave us a realistic overvi ew of what market conditions were in our neighborhood and provided excellent and prompt feedback after the home was shown to potentialbuyers. We loved how you marketed the home and how available you were for when we had questions.
When we sold and started looking for potentialhomes to buy you were always available for us and provided your expertise in evaluating properties that would suit our family.
The entire process with you has been such a breath of fresh air from previous experiences we’ve had with other real estate agents. We feel so fortunate to have been able to work with you!
2014 Reviews & Recommendations
Out of State Buyer
I just wanted to accurately convey how wonderful our experience was while working with Ms. Tina Barton. I found Tina browsing through Google in February 2013. My husband, my son, and I were moving from Northern CA to Mesa, AZ (I was transferring work locations). We’ve never been to Mesa and wanted to move into an upper class family friendly neighborhood with a high rating elementary school. We didn’t want to buy a home right away, so we decided to rent into an area we would eventually want to buy a home in. We were moving in September 2013, so Tina advised us to seriously start looking in July/August. She signed us up to her website where we would receive updated emails on houses for rent with our exact preferences. We were picky, so it took a while but when we found something we truly liked, she personally walked through the property, checked out the neighborhood, and reported back to us. AMAZING representation! In September, she found us a beautiful house right across the street from a park and an elementary school.
We rented for about 6 months before we decided to buy a home in this perfect area Tina found for just for us. Unfortunately, the house we were renting was not for sale but Tina was confident she would find a comparable home. She found several houses we loved, we put offers in but the sellers kept falling through. We were frustrated and disappointed but she kept our spirits up and she kept finding better and better homes than the ones that had fallen through. Exactly one year after we arrived, she found us the PERFECT home. My son didn’t have to transfer schools and he got to keep his new friends. In short, I most wholeheartedly recommend Tina as your real estate Agent. Place your trust in this REMARKABLE woman and she will make your dreams come true. Thank you so much Tina for your patience and perseverance; your motivation and commitment; and for outstanding customer service!
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Tina Barton did a fabulous job on selling our home in Chandler Arizona. We had an offer for full price 4 days after the property was listed and the selling price was pretty close to our asking price. Tina was always quick to answer any questions right away that Ed & had in order to make the process less stressful for us and to be aware of what we would come across in the process. She is a true professional and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone else looking to sell and/or purchase a home in the future. She was very knowledgeable about the area and the market and we were comfortable with her suggestions every step of the way.
2013 Reviews & Recommendations
Meghan and Ben
First Time Home Buyers
As first time home buyers,my husband and I are so happy we chose Tina as our Realtor. The whole experience was highly emotional, I can’t imagine doing this twice! Thankfully,Tina was our anchor and helped us find our perfect house. We had so many requirements for our home, I didn’t think it was possible to find what we wanted on our very small budget. And yet, Tina made sure that neither one of us had to compromise, we’re so happy in our home!
Tina gave us the freedom to explore the houses on MLS,but stepped in with suggestions when we floundered. She endured us wanting to purchase 2 times-and changing our minds-before we found our perfect home. And after both false starts, she never showed any irritation with us. I can’t stress enough how important this was, we were so emotionally charged that any negativity would have pushed us over the edge. She always knew the right thing to say.
She helped us to prepare a great offer for our home, and made sure our interests were protected. We told her what we couldn’t compromise on in the negotiations, and she made it work. I think you may realize by now that we were not easy home buyers,but Tina took care of us. We highly recommend her!
I would like to thank you so much for all the hard work you have done to get my house to sell..We have been put through the wringer on this one for sure but you were a soldier and fought for me all the way. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are so knowledgeable and got the things I needed to get done on making the sale of this house successful for me! I will definitely recommend you to all my family and friends!
05/2013 Fred and Bianca Feghali Out of State Buyer
2012 Reviews & Recommendations
Jim McGriskin and Sharon MacArthur
As Canadians buying our first home in the USA we were overwhelmed and had no idea where to even start Then, by the best luck in the world, we connected with you, You are a very qualified and knowledgeable professional, but much more, You were so accommodating and made us feel so comfortable with your personality, at the same time always feeling we were in very capable hands, You went well beyond the usual services provided by a real estate agent and for that we are so very gratefuL Your contacts and recommendations meant we had all the resources we needed at our fingertips and they too were impressive in their fields, We both agree that if we buy again, for investment purposes or otherwise, there is only one person we would go to, If anyone needs a reference, please be sure to have them contact us. Having you at their side will make the entire process a very positive experience, as it was with us.
Don and Linda Blaheta
I want to take a moment to thank you for selling our home.The strategy you used was wonderful. We were able to sell our home in one day and had 3 offers all over asking price. You made a difficult job seem so easy and quick! Thank you for always taking the time to calm my nerves as I am a self proclaimed neurotic and you did a great job!
I personally think purchasing a home is quite easy but selling is another thing. I think you need an experienced Realtor that knows your neighborhood and does her homework to see that you will get the most for your home in the least amount of time.
Well, now that it is over, we will be heading back to Illinois next Saturday and just thank you from the bottom of my heart (and Don’s too) for all you have done. You are not only a pretty smart Realtor but also a friend. Anyone who wants to verify that this letter is authentic are welcome to call at 480-444-9855 I would be happy to tell you to hire Tina Barton and no one else.
2011 Reviews & Recommendations
Don and Pearl Finch
Out of State Buyer
We were introduced to Tina, by another realtor; as ‘an expert for East Valley properties. That certainly is true.She listened to our initial pre-requisites, renewed the listings we had found on-line, and quickly narrowed the search to properties which met our criteria. After each viewing, she solicited feed-back and continued to put together what we were really looking for.As were moving from the mid-west, she answered our innumerable questions about property taxes, HOA fees, mortgage rates, upkeep and maintenance costs, tradesmen recommendations, etc.
Always well-prepared, she was also willing and showed determination in getting repeat appointments.
When it came time to present an offer, we really appreciated her market knowledge and guidance. Throughout the process we always felt that Tina was working for us, and had our best interests at heart. We highly recommend Tina Barton.
Georgetta & Charles Green
If you are looking for a dedicated, diligent individual working in the real estate field Tina is the go to person! Tina provided that special customer attention to getting the job done. I have to say after several months of trying other realtors to complete our loan process with no success, Tina stayed on top of the process t ensure if any hiccups occurred in the process or questions needed answered she was available and willing to help.
Tina enjoys her job and work to make the dream of home ownership happen. We love our new home! Should we ever purchase another home we will certainly use her again.
Mariah & Robert Coffey
Out of State Buyer
This letter is to let you and any one who will work for or with you in the future know that you are one of the kindest, most dedicated and efficient person that anyone could ever ask to be involved with. I would recommend you to anyone and do. Our overall experience with you was warm, informational and straight forward. Your knowledge of your job went above and beyond any of our expectations. Working with an agency long distance could have been a challenge but you made it go very smooth. You kept us updated daily with listing, pictures as well as made sure the neighborhood was a good match for us. The final bid and closing went off just as you had led us to believe. Bob and I look forward to moving to Arizona in the near future and will be recommending you to all our friends. Thank you so much for a great new home we look so forward to knowing there are people like you out there.
2010 Reviews & Recommendations
Sheila Rimerman Mike Perlman
We are writing this letter to express our complete satisfaction with Tina Barton as our realtor. Her services were always professional and friendly. She is extremely easy to talk to and is happy to answer all questions. If she doesn’t have an answer, she will definitely get you one for you. She is very enthusiastic, hard-working conscientious and you can tell she takes her job very seriously. We have purchased several properties in our past and we have to say Tina was the best realtor we’ve ever had and comes highly recommended! She has a unique quality that you don’t find often in realtors, and that’s that she really cares! She is totally working for you and will do everything she can to help you through the process and make sure you are happy. You will definitely feel as if you’re her only client, as that’s the kind of service she gives you.
Tina was our agent as buyers. Due to the current times, buying a home is a much different process today than it was in the past years. It can be a very frustrating process and one that you must have a lot of patience dealing with. You also have to have a realtor that has patience and can be your advocate, always on your side and working in your best interests.This is exactly how Tina works. We trusted her fully and knew she was protecting us and ensuring that we would purchase a home that was good for us and at the right price. She didn’t care how long it took or how many houses she had to show you first. She encouraged you to take your time and find what you really want and never rushed to make a sale. She was happy to give her opinions and advice based on her experience and knowledge and referred you to others with issues she was not qualified or allowed to advise on.
Tina is very knowledgeable with the foreclosure and short-sale process. We could tell she understood how these worked and was always learning more as the processes changed. We had full confidence in her guiding us through the short-sale process, as those were the homes we were seeking. We could always count on Tina making time for us to see houses that were new on the market. The short-sale house we ended up purchasing was a beautiful home that would have gone fast if we didn’t react quickly. We were fortunate to be the first ones to see the house, which had a lot of upgrades and in prime condition, which is rare in these times. We knew this was the house for us the minute we saw it and Tina made sure that we got in our offer immediately. Luckily, she did this quickly, as many offers came in after that, which were then used only as back-up offers. Since short-sales are a long process, Tina made sure she kept us up to-date on the progress, keeping our hopes up that it would go through and it did! We worked with Tina for about 7 months trying to find our perfect home and are so pleased with the end result
Again, we highly recommend Tina as a realtor. We think anyone would be pleased with her expertise and professionalism, while giving you that personal sense of service as well. We would be happy to discuss our experience with anyone that’s seeking their dream home and is looking for a good, qualified realtor to help them.
First time Home Buyer
I just wanted to thank you for working with me on the purchase of my new home. As a first-time home buyer I very much appreciate your guidance and dedication in accommodating my needs and making the process a relatively smooth transition. The references you provided and you expertise in real estate were very helpful. I also appreciate the remarkable job your husband, Ron, did on the carpets. For all of the above I am deeply grateful. Please feel free to use my name as a reference in the future.
Purchased a bank-owned property in Queen Creek
I would like to say, that our experience with HomeSmart, has been absolutely wonderful! Our agent was Tina Barton, and she could not have been better! She was with us, and for us, every step of the way. She was very efficient more so than one would expect, in this day and age. The overall feeling that we got from Tina, was that she actually enjoys her job, and that she really cares about each and every client she takes on.
She followed up on, and stayed on top of, everything – every step of the way. There were times when we became discouraged, and felt like just giving up on the entire process, but Tina, in her calm, positive, professional manner, kept us going.
Tina made sure that we understood everything that was going on, and was always there to answer all of our questions. This was a major factor for us, because we had bad experiences with previous realtors. Tina, if not immediately available when we called, always called us back within 24 hours or less.
We purchased a bank-owned property in Queen Creek, and it was a ‘bidding war’, all the way. We were driving to/from Queen Creek, once or twice a week, from Mesa, and it really became depressing at times, because every time we’d make an offer, we’d get out bid. Tina never gave up, and her positive and professional attitude, is what kept us from “throwing in the towel”
The result of our experience with Tina Barton, is, that we our in a beautiful, 4/2 house on a corner lot, and we couldn’t be happier. We have, and will continue, to recommend Tina and HomeSmart to anyone and everyone that is in the market for a home. As a matter of fact, there have been 5 people who, in talking with them about our new home, have expressed an interest in buying, and we enthusiastically, gave them one of Tina’s cards, and assured them that they would be in excellent hands.
Thanks to Tina, and HomeSmart, we have a beautiful home, and a renewed faith in home realty services.
Paul & Leia Jones
Out of State Buyer
I just wanted to put in writing how much Paul and I appreciate all you did for us in the search for our perfect home. And with your help, we found it. I must say it was not an easy task but you never gave up or wavered in the grind. As we told you many times, we were lucky to find you and happy that you replied to us from our e-mail inquiries to many realtors. And you were the only one that did. Coming from out-of-state we felt we had a bit of a disadvantage, not knowing the area and for sure where we wanted to end up. But you helped us with the entire process and kept us in the loop with sending us info on new listings and price changes,etc. Even though we were looking during the holiday season you gave us more time than we really expected and did your best to find us that one unique house that we eventually found. We always knew you had our best interest in mind and would always give us the best advice on homes and the areas we were looking at. We could always get in contact with you which made us very feel very comfortable and confident that we had made the right choice in realtors.
G. & N. Johnson
Out of State Buyer
We just wanted to say thanks for all your help in finding our winter home in the Phoenix area! As out-of-state buyers, your e-mail updates on listings in our price range and communities, kept us up to date and ultimately found us the home we purchased. The daily update of new listings or price corrections enabled us to easily keep track of the market in Phoenix. Your assistance was supportive and not high pressure, which we thank you for!! Also, Becky your assistant, educated us on the major differences between buying real estate in Arizona and Minnesota. Best wishes for a strong selling season and continued success in your career. We will gladly share your business cards to our northern friends!!
Sold Home in 1 Day For anyone that is in the market for buying or selling a home, look no further the best real estate consultant is sitting right in front of you! Tina advised me of what needed to be done prior to listing my home to get a jump on the competition in my neighborhood. With her advice my home sold in 1 day. With running a corporation time is very valuable to me, she made sure that all of the negotiations went smooth. She also found me my dream home and negotiated both closings with ease to expedite the stress of moving. Her attention to detail and professional ways makes her my one and only choice for my real estate needs. I have total faith in recommending Tina to anyone!
More Reviews Tina Barton from Clients
I met Tina Barton visiting a house I found on the web. I needed a house in a particular area with specific requirements. She started showing me the opportunities possible in the down turned market.
We started by location, then honed down to newer homes that were still in my price range. She stuck to the search and found more and more homes with the details I was after. With my wants and needs divided and prioritized Tina had the key to finding the best fit for me. She found a location that matched my requirements. Then during negotiation she represented my role as a buyer while keeping the balance of not losing the deal.
I appreciated Tina’s competence through these stages of the process. She was diligent to the task while representing my interests in a professional manner. Thank you.
Werner & Karen Buchmann
Home Buyer & Seller
Last July we decided that we needed to move to a home that was closer to work because our commutes on the freeways in the Phoenix area had become unbearable and a huge waste of time. The process of finding another home and selling the one you have been living in for 12 years can be a daunting, highly stressful endeavor. We chose Tina Barton as our Realtor to help us through the process and we thoroughly enjoyed working with her! We looked at homes where we thought we might like to live and Tina was always there with a positive outlook and gung-ho attitude while braving the mid-summer heat. Our geographical areas of interest decreased and our uncommon requirements ruled out a lot of properties. Even when we got discouraged, Tina reminded us with that looking for houses again would be fun! She was always positive, professional and understanding of our needs and quirks. We valued Tina’s opinions since she has a great knowledge base of floor plans and features found in homes in the Phoenix area. She kept in touch with texts, emails, and phone calls when needed and never made us feel forgotten. Secure on-line document signing was convenient through email. We love our new home!
Bought Second Home
I was contacted by Tina while looking at online listings. I was looking into the purchase of a second home in the Phoenix area. I had also spoken to other real estate professionals and asked Tina about some of their statements to me regarding the Phoenix market. She told me what she did and did not agree with and after going to the entire process Tina was right on about everything she said. I have friends in the greater Phoenix area, but 1 still needed an education about the current market and areas. There was a lot more to the process that I had anticipated and although I had done a lot of research, Tina’s advice was invaluable. Most impressive were the circumstances of my first offer. I was in love with the house, area and thought the price was fair. My inspection was a mess and Tina strongly encouraged me to walk away. I was hesitant at first, as I would have cost and time to return to Phoenix to look again. I had paid a lot of inspection fees and I was already emotionally involved with the house. It would have been easy for Tina to just let the deal go through and move on to another client. 1 did reject the house and I added another community to my possible locations that Tina had recommended. Although “in my mind” I thought I would buy in a different area I ended up buying in the community Tina wanted me to look in and I love the house and the area. Tina really listened to all my objectives of it being a second home, close to the airport, recreation and grandkids friendly. I really felt she was an advocate for me and kept me on the right track. She was 100% responsive and professional; truthfully I can’t come up with anything negative about my experience. My only problem is, I love the house and community so much I never want to come back to Wisconsin!
Lance and Claudia Bussard
Out of State Buyer
Tina Barton went well above and beyond what we expected. Tina also prepared an incredible binder on the community and schools of our interests that helped ease our anxiety of a state to state move. My wife Claudia and I had to make several trips down to Arizona when looking for our future home because of our schedules. Tina graciously met us each and every time we arrived with more information to help us find our dream home. In our opinion Tina is a very well prepared professional and her knowledge of homes we viewed was extremely helpful in selecting our new home. Even well after we moved in Tina has been incredibly helpful with referrals to resources in our community. We were very fortunate to be able to work with a true professional and appreciate her outstanding commitment to her clients.
Tina Barton at Home Smart Realty is the best realtor I have ever met.
I first met Tina when I went to my old realtor and asked him about helping me with a short sale on my home, and he said you need to find a realtor that is sharp and knowledgeable about short sales and is quick.
I got a flyer in the mail from Home Smart and I called and met Tina Barton she was all what I was looking for in a realtor and more, she always was quick to respond back to all my calls, texts and emails.
On the short sale, she was checking with the banks and mortgage co daily making sure they were doing their job correctly. In the end she helped me walk away from my house not owing anything.
Since then I’ve called her on several occasions on looking for a rental and she always fit me in her busy schedule somehow,even on a short notice. Even when she was on vacation she answered her phone and answered all my questions.
Tina Barton is a professional at what she does, and she’s my realtor for life. Thanks Tina for all your HELP.
Thank you very much for finding a home for me. I appreciate how much importance you placed on searching for a home that fit all my requests concerning budget, bedrooms, bathrooms, garage, lot size and “no pool”!
Fortunately, I relied on your guidance and expertise to get through the fast paced market. After looking at and then getting outbid on a few houses, it became apparent there was very little time to make decisions.
When you called and said you found the house that I was looking for, it was very easy to trust your opinion. Making an offer on a house without a walk through can make you a little uneasy but I knew you had my best interests in mind.
I appreciated that you were easy to contact by phone and email, no matter if it was the weekend, the evening or even on your vacation in Hawaii. Thank you, for always being available. No matter what the obstacle, you found a way to solve the issues!
Tina, you exceeded my expectations, and I hope to work with you again.
David & Naomi Goldberg
We are finally getting settled in and I wanted to take the time to write and tell you how much we appreciated your service when we purchased our home in Chandler.I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a home in the Chandler, Gilbert area.
I also want to comment on your excellent follow-up and keeping-track of the sale process and keeping me informed. This was very evident when after we placed an offer on the house and received the inspection report and asked the sellers to fix items on the list, that week I had to go out-of-town on a business trip and I never once worried about not hearing from you. You called me Thursday of that week to tell me that everything would be fixed and the deal would go through.It may not seem like much, just a phone call but to someone who is in process of moving and traveling on business just knowing that my realtor was on top of the house deal gave me a great peace of mind.
Your knowledge of the Chandler area was amazing and very helpful in the selection process of our home. My wife and I really liked the fact that you showed us only homes that met our criteria You listened to what we wanted and found homes that were an exact match to what we were looking for. Doing that enabled us to find the home we wanted very quickly.
Your service did not end after the closing. I really liked the fact that you provided us with a list of services and stores to make the changes we wanted_ Both contractors you recommended performed excellent work. The contractor who painted the two bedrooms and installed the ceiling fans was worth every penny paid. The rooms came out just the way we wanted them. The audio video company also did great work. I was very impressed with how clean the installation of speakers and rerouting of the TV cable went. And I have to mention the cleaning lady who came in and deep cleaned the house before we moved in. Your husband did a fantastic job in making the floors look like brand new.
Buying a home can be a very frustrating experience but thanks to you we had a very smooth, hassle free one.