Holly Barr

Holly Barr

REALTOR® | DRE# 01370328


Listing Agent, Moving, Staging, Buyers, Cambrian, Campbell, Rose Garden, Sellers, Willow Glen


San Jose State University - Masters of Social Work, Business Minor

Monterey Peninsula College - Associate of Arts (AA)

Client Testimonials

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"We wish we could give Holly more than 5 stars! We absolutely can't say enough about our amazing real estate agent and our selling/buying experience. From the first phone call about possibly looking at a home to the closing on the new property, it was flawless! With Holly's professional experience and references, we were able to fix our home up to show and sell within a week! Which in turn, let us to buy our DREAM HOME that we will retire in. She was so responsive and quick to take care of every little thing that needed attention. She would always keep us updated throughout the process which is key! She is super professional and always there to help with any question, at anytime. Thank you Holly for EVERYTHING! We would definitely recommend her and we couldn't have done it without you!" - Kerry

"I worked with Holly to sell my home in Downtown Willow Glen during the pandemic, and she couldn't have been easier to work with, or more helpful given the circumstances. If you are selling in Willow Glen, you owe it to yourself to speak with Holly. If you work in Tech and are reading this, you will be especially happy with her.

Some of the things I appreciated:

- Detailed timeline and project plan with clear dates, which helped me know what was happening next in the process
- Knowledge of the local market, including pricing and inventory and how to use the Downtown amenities to market the property
- Staging help. Holly brought over furniture and helped us stage our home, and we had TONS of compliments
- Photos and 3D Tour. The 3D tour was especially important given how hard it is to get in to see a home. The quality helped us get a "Hot Home" rating and drove traffic to the property
- Kind. Holly really cares about her clients and it shows
- Responsive- Holly and her team are extremely easy to speak with via phone, text and email
- Negotiation skills. Given the pandemic, the sale was challenging to say the least, and Holly was an excellent negotiator and communicator with the other party.
" - Daniel

"Holly is our favorite realtor! To date she has stood beside us with the sale of 2 homes and with the purchase of 2 homes. With Holly as your agent you have a committed agent on your team. She has such a passion for real estate and this is made obvious by her accessibility, friendliness and professional demeanor. She is committed to doing the best job for her clients. She took the time to learn what is important to us and used her experience, and out of the box thinking, to advocate and get the most for us. This brings a sense of comfort during what typically is highly stressful times.
Holly is knowledgeable, thorough, attentive to detail including having a knack for staging. I almost paid a lot of money for staging but Holly saved me this expense. She gave me great feedback and offered extra staging items so our house shows well. This staging, coupled with her great marketing and negotiation skills paid off for us. Our house was on the market for 5 days and we got 22 offers-- many of which were above asking price. It took 1 open house to sell. That was such a relief to parents of a 6 and 2 yr old since it is challenging to live in a staged house for long.
Overall, Holly is such a delight to work with and has always done such a fantastic job advocating for us through our many real estate transactions. Highly recommend her and will use her again if needed.

"Holly was incredible to work with. I appreciated her attention to detail and how well she managed the whole selling process. I never had to lift a finger, Holly made the process of selling my home so painless. She arranged all of the contractors (and even ended up getting better pricing from her contractors than my own contractors quoted me) and executed a flawless schedule. We ended up with multiple competing offers and a sale above asking. I would gladly recommend her again." - Anand

"My highest recommendation for Holly. We presented her with a very challenging (divorce), complicated (foundation concerns) and sub-optimal timeframe (Thanksgiving/Christmas) house sale in Willow Glen. Holly circumnavigated every complication and issue with grace, professionalism and a steady hand. She and her eco-system of contractors, stagers, and cleaners are top notch. I've bought and sold four homes and she is the best realtor I have ever worked with." - Cary

About Holly
Holly has been passionate about real estate since she was a child and has made it her career since 2002. Born and raised in real estate, her family bought and sold numerous properties all over Monterey and Pebble Beach. Growing up she has listened in on many negotiations and cleaned out many tenant messes.

Before real estate, Holly was a corporate trainer for Dupont, Round Table, and Technology Credit Union. Before that, she used her Master's in Social Work working in East San Jose running programs for ‘at risk’ youth and training corporate types to be mentors.

Holly thoroughly enjoys real estate and believes in doing all she can to serve her clients and to build Willow Glen to be as strong of a community or village as it can be. Her two young boys attend local Willow Glen schools which keeps her in touch with her community and helps to fuel the fire that keeps her successful.