Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
Million Dollar Guild Member
Luxury Homes and Estates
Farm and Ranch
Vineyards and Wineries
"Couldn't have asked for a better real estate agent! She's extremely smart, knowledgeable, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure you can be confident in your decision as a home buyer. She was very professional and responsive, and always made time for any questions or other requests I had. I will DEFINITELY be using her services again in the future!" - Ryan L.
"We were new to the Austin area and totally overwhelmed. Barbara was a wealth of knowledge, and she really listened to our wants and needs. She helped us find the perfect neighborhood in Dripping Springs and close on the perfect house. Buying a house can be so stressful. Having Barbara as our agent was a huge plus. We highly recommend her!" - Terri D.
"Barbara is an invaluable resource to have on your team when purchasing real estate! As local Texans, my fiance and I decided we wanted to move further out from central Austin to put down our roots. Our closest friends connected us to Barbara and we could not be more grateful to have met someone we trust. Barbara is professional and warm, building relationships that last a lifetime, we recommend her to all of our closest family and friends." - Greg L.
"I was consistently amazed with the level of service provided by Barbara and her team during the process of selling our home in Austin. As soon as we moved out, she sourced and managed the renovation team, even getting involved in the design process to make sure that the home would move quickly post-closing and for top-dollar, without breaking the bank on costs. She was able to offer a 0% financing option for all renovation costs, paid at closing.
After renovation she orchestrated one of the most beautiful staging jobs I've seen to date and got very professional photos done, including drone footage. This all happened very rapidly and the house was soon listed. We ended up with multiple offers in the first days after listing and were able to pick our favorite.
After the buyer's inspection Barbara quickly used her contacts to find vendors (in a very scarce labor market) to complete all of the items that required tuning up around the house to make the buyers comfortable. She dealt with obstacle after obstacle from the buyers and was able to keep them at the table and make the whole deal work out. It takes a lot of fire and commitment to perform like she did and I'm so glad she was in our court. She heard all of our needs and was wonderful to deal with throughout the process. I'd use her again in a heartbeat." - Karl & Erica
"Our house sold. It sounds very simple when you say those three words, but there really was a lot more. It sold simply, quickly, efficiently and for a fair price All that came with a kind ear and a warm heart. Barbara VanDyke wowed us from the beginning with her ability to see our confusing market and price our home competitively within it. She has a wonderful marketing team that helps her get pictures done well and flyers out quickly. Her open house drew so many favorable viewers that our home sold within 3 days. She is sharp, confident and fun to work with." - Sarah
"Barbara is awesome! She not only helped us find a house to purchase, she provided suggestions to us to help sell our our house in another state and she wasn’t my realtor. Barbara is so passionate with her work and it shows! Thank you, Barbara!" - Ronda
"We are extremely satisfied with Barbara's service, knowledge and professionalism. Barbara made the experience of selling our home stress free. Always quick to respond and ready to answer our questions. Barbara is dedicated to her craft and of course her smile puts you at ease even when things become challenging. We couldn't have been happier in our choice to work with Barbara. We would highly recommend her to family, friends and associates." - Jorge
"Barbara was a trooper when it came to helping us find a home. She understood what we were looking for and also pushed us to think outside the box when it came to honing in on our must haves. She was diligent about staying within budget and the timelines we needed to find a home. Absolute rockstar!" - Chris
"Not only is Barbara the ultimate professional, she has become a great friend. I will recommend her to all of my friends and family! She takes the stress out of buying or selling a home because of her knowledge and professionalism." - Marta
"We were looking for purchasing a home in Austin area and used Barbara as our buyer agent. We are very happy with the experience and will definitely working with her again.Why we liked working with Barbara (and her assistant, Sierrah):* Barbara knows what we are looking for. During initial phone calls, Barbara really try to understand what we are looking for and use that as criteria to help us looking for homes. The communication was great and we feel we aligned very well on the requirement and criteria.*Barbara is very familiar with Austin area and she is very resourceful. We have been looking for homes on Redfin for months on our own. Then Barbara recommended several homes to us which we overlooked initially but end up better than what we found by ourselves. She also have a great relationship with other agent so was able to get insight before home get onto market. Considering the competitive market at this moment, it really helped us to eventually get the home we bought. *Barbara’s assistant, Sierrah is amazing. As a team, Barbara and Sierrah were always available to us and would always promptly respond to email / calls / texts. Sierrah is very dedicated, organized and on top of everything. They are both extreme patient and responsive, not only before the sell, also after we have questions after the sell.What you look for when you choose a realtor may be different for everyone, but we can vouch that with Barbara you will get someone who will do her best to help you sell/buy your home."-ET
"We listed our home for sale after we had moved as we had kids and two dogs. So we really needed a realtor who could keep a regular eye on our house as well as coordinate staging, cleaning and repairs as needed. Barbara was terrific - she was very responsive to our needs and went out to the house every few days in addition to open houses. She also coordinated staging, regular cleaning, painting as well as repairs that were agreed on with the buyers as part of the negotiation process. She has a complete roster of home repair professionals that can be used. Since this was also a corporate relocation she was very good at all the additional paperwork and dealing with the 3rd party relocation company."- Parth
"Couldn't have asked for a better real estate agent! She's extremely smart, knowledgeable, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure you can be confident in your decision as a home buyer. She was very professional and responsive, and always made time for any questions or other requests I had. I will DEFINITELY be using her services again in the future!" - Ryan Hopper-Lowe
"When it comes to quality realty Barbara Van Dyke is your person! Barbara makes a stressful sale much easier providing outstanding knowledge and expertise throughout the process. Her marketing skills are impeccable! She provided first class tools to showcase our home, taking care of each detail, so we could relax. Above all, what sets Barbara apart in a competitive market is that she is an expert negotiator. It was an honor to have Barbara list our home!"- Wendy G
Prior to getting her real estate license, Barbara spent more than 20 years in marketing and public relations, holding a number of senior roles at two of the world's top PR agencies. She also founded and ran a consulting firm focused on strategic communications for the healthcare and wellness industries. During the course of her career, she served clients ranging from high tech companies to healthcare organizations and real estate developers.
Before moving to Austin, Barbara sold real estate in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. There, she was named Rookie of the Year.
Barbara holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia and has taken graduate courses at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Barbara has a passion for client service and relationship building. She works very hard to understand her clients' needs and concerns and strives to deliver results that exceed expectations.
When she is not working, Barbara can often be found hiking along the Barton Creek Greenbelt, two-stepping at the Broken Spoke or meeting friends at one of Austin's many great restaurants.