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Aunt Rose's generosity and hospitality make me the Realtor I am today.
Moving to a new home, new neighborhood, and new city can be both exciting and frightening.
In the early days of our relocation from Florida to Ann Arbor, my husband's Aunt Rose made my family's transition fun, educational, and easy. She was available to answer questions and provide knowledgeable referrals for retail, restaurants and qualified service providers in the area.
With a spirit of kindness and compassion, Aunt Rose became our trusted advisor and made Ann Arbor feel like home almost immediately.
Though Aunt Rose is no longer with us, my mission is to carry on her spirit of generosity and hospitality to all. To pay it forward, I commit to extending her level of care to people making the transition to a new home or selling an existing home in our community.
Awards & Achievements:
- Achieved $40M Career Sales in 2020. Diamond award recipient.
- Awarded a CTA designation in 2019 (Certified Tourism Ambassador).
- Achieved $30M Career Sales in 2018. Diamond award recipient
- Certificate of Achievement for Completing: Ninja Training - 3 Key Ninja Success Areas
- Certificate of Achievement for Completing: Actions
- Certificate of Achievement for Completing: Mindset
- Certificate of Achievement for Completing: Skill sets
- Successfully completed 2 hour of continuing education on Historical Real Estate Education, February, 2018
- Successfully completed 3 hours of Biennial NAR Code of Ethics training, February, 2018
- Successfully completed 2 hours of non-distance legal continuing education. Common Problems with Residential Leases, February, 2018
- Sales Award for 5.4 Million Dollar Sales Volume (2017)
I am dedicated to living by these core values:
- Live by the "Get By Giving" Philosophy
- Make my client's #1 Goal, my #1 Goal.
- Live up to my standards, despite temptations to lower them.
- Be willing to work toward a common good.
- Do what I say I will do, sometimes more, just never less.
I am a Realtor
I Pledge Myself:
- To protect the individual right of real estate ownership and to widen the opportunity to enjoy it;
- To be honorable and honest in all dealings;
- To seek better to represent my clients by building my knowledge and competence;
- To act fairly towards all in the spirit of the Golden Rule;
- To serve well my community, and through it my country;
- To observe the REALTORS® Code of Ethics and conform my conduct to its lofty ideals.
Ann Arbor - East
2452 East Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Barbara helped me buy my first home ten (10) years ago and it was a great experience! So, when it was time to sell, calling Barbara was a no-brainer. She had so wonderfully kept in touch over the years, and we picked up without missing a beat even after all that time. Selling my house went so remarkably well. Barbara was on top of everything and was always available to answer questions. She gave great advice on getting the house ready and had the perfect finishing touches to make the staging perfect. It went better than I could have imagined and I look forward to working with her again, when it's time to buy my next home.
Thank you for all your help!! We truly enjoyed working with you. This wasn't a huge sale (from a commission standpoint) but the time and level of service you provided sure made us feel like it was the biggest home you had ever sold. Thanks again! Scott
Barbara Zinser is one of the most professional real estate agents I have worked with in my 22+ years in the industry. Whether you're selling or buying, Barbara goes above and beyond to make sure every step is met along the way. Her attention to detail is exceptional. I highly recommend Barbara if you're a first-time buyer, repeat buyer or seller. You won't be disappointed! Rhonda
Barbara Zinser is quite simply wonderful. We met, quite serendipitously, when a rental property, as part of our relocation to Michigan, didn’t pan out. Our house in another state was sold and closing soon and we had traveled to the area to finalize our temporary living quarters. When space was not at all what we were expecting, we were left with no other options and the prospect of being homeless in our newly adopted state. Barbara, on a Sunday I might add, jumped into action and met us with numerous rental possibilities in Ann Arbor. She saved the day! I can’t say enough good things about Barbara; she is first and foremost totally calm and compassionate. She is smart and exceptionally resourceful. Patient, a good listener and extremely detail oriented. Barbara has a wonderful sense of humor and can make even the most dire-seeming situations, hopeful and positive. My husband and I could not have come through our real estate adventure with anyone else, but Barbara. We went on to purchase our new home and she was beside us all the way. A couple of years later, it was time to sell again and Barbara was our clear and only choice. She brought all her knowledge and experience to the table and got our house sold above asking price within 24 hours. Buying or selling, it is my absolute pleasure to recommend Barbara Zinser!
Una and Uwe Wetzel
We had the pleasure to work with Barbara Zinser for 3 real estate transactions. We were not only impressed by her professionalism and expertise, but also her ready smile and willingness to go the extra mile. Without hesitation, we would work with Barb again in the future and recommend her to our friends.
Lisa and Carl E.
Barbara helped us buy a beautiful piece of land in Ann Arbor and we are currently building our dream home. Barbara was the consummate professional, and we are so thankful to her and her tireless dedication to best serve her clients.
Grace and Eugene K.
I started getting discouraged trying to find the right place for the right price, but Barbara stayed positive for me and kept the whole process on track!
TB (satisfied new homeowner)
Barbara was an excellent motivator for my ups and downs while searching for a home. She really rolled with the punches to keep the process positive and productive.
Barbara went out of her way to help me not only find a home within my modest budget, but also outside of her usual comfort zone of Washtenaw County
Tim B. (a satisfied client)
The heart remembers thoughtfulness. The heart remembers kindness and caring. The heart remembers special people like you. Sending you heartfelt thanks. Barbara, Thanks so much for everything you've done for us over the last couple of years. We've had quite a journey and settled into probably the MOST PERFECT place for us. I'm going to miss our adventures.
Kent and I worked with Barbara to purchase our home here in Michigan during a relocation and really can’t say enough good things about her. She is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and generous with her time. It was a crazy ride, but we were able to buy a beautiful home in the neighborhood we loved the best! We hope that we will be in this home for many years to come, but when it is time to move again, we will definitely call Barbara, as she was not just our realtor but someone we came to consider a friend. The best part of it is she still checks in with us from time to time to see how we are doing and adjusting and to also let us know what might be happening in our area that might be of interest of ours. She is HIGH class and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a home here.
Jennifer H and Kent S
To Whom it May Concern, Barbara Zinser assisted me in the sale of my home and the purchase of a new home. She was involved from my original decision to sell, assisted me in suggesting improvements to make the house more attractive for potential buyers, and represented my interests throughout the sale. She also assisted me in finding a house that met all of the requirements that I had described to her. She negotiated with the sellers and worked with me to ensure a good home inspection. Although I consider myself knowledgeable in the real estate market, her assistance was invaluable in both of these transactions. I would recommend her to anyone needing a real estate agent.
After two years of helping us find our perfect house, we started to feel like Barbara Zinser and Sherry Grammatico were part of our family! In this extremely tight housing market, we were really fortunate to have them working with us, searching for just the right place for us and being extremely patient and encouraging when we were unable to find a place that we wanted to buy. When there were no opening, Barbara actually took it upon herself to contact all of the people who lived on the streets we liked to seek out potential sellers, going over and above expectations to find us a home. At no time did we feel pressured by them to accept less than we wanted or to place an offer that was beyond what the property was worth. They eventually did find us exactly what we had been looking for, and more than we could have hoped for. We are delighted with our new home! When it came time to sell our old home, we relied on Barbara and Sherry for advice on staging, pricing, and conducting the sale. They took care of everything; it was extremely quick, painless, and successful. We could not have been more pleased. We would definitely recommend them to others.
Dear Barbara, Thank you so much for the champagne and basket full of goodies! Also thank you for helping us find our house and putting up with me during the process. I look forward to lunch with you soon to celebrate!
Dear Mrs. Zinser, On behalf of myself and my family, I wish to thank you for your outstanding service in getting 1540 Edinborough sold. Your efforts in making sure things got done was beyond what anyone would expect, and directly resulted in a sale at a price and within a timeframe that no one expected. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who is seeking to sell or buy anywhere near Ann Arbor.
Robert P. Ladd
Barbara, Thanks for doing such a wonderful job staging my mom's house and walking Jere and me through the process. The house looked beautiful! Thank you also for the wonderful video of our family home. It is a great tribute and a memorable keepsake that captures so many memories.
We both felt and instantly knew from the beginning that Barbara was on top of everything involved with the process. She was there with the answer almost before we asked the question. Requests were never a problem and she accomplished them quickly, accurately, and cheerfully. If she didn't know the answer, she found out and advised us, always keeping us in the loop and returning our calls and emails immediately. We will recommend her to all the people we meet. She's a great asset to the Reinhart Company.
Barb was amazing!! She sold my house in 1 wk when I honestly thought it would take months! She was there for me at every turn!! I would highly recommend Barb to anyone looking to sell or buy a house!! Very Happy customer Jennifer Neutz
Barbara, I know we talked a little the other day at the closing, but I wanted to tell you again how much help you were in getting my house sold. Especially with me leaving out of town and you willing to do the little things that I couldn't do.
Hi Barbara, We continue to love living at the condo you found for us and recommend it heartily to prospective clients. If we can help you when you bring someone to visit we would like to do so!
G & I Borowitz
Barbara Zinser was a pleasure to work with. She readily provided answers to our questions and if she didn't know the answer at the time, she would get back to us within 24 hours with an answer. The Reinhart office was pleasant and convenient as it is located on Stadium Blvd., near our home. Barbara is a true Professional!!
Jim and Janet V.
Your Realtor really did a great job staging the house and getting everything taken care of quickly. And you know me, I am not easily impressed, but I was very impressed with her.
As first time home buyers we were about as clueless as it gets. The bank that we were getting our mortgage through had recommended Barbara. At first, we didn't even realize why we would need a Realtor, it's as simple as finding a house and putting in an offer, right? Wrong, If we did not have Barbara, our home buying experience would have been over before it began. Barbara was the only Realtor we looked into and the only one we needed. She's friendly, kind, funny and truly relatable. As stated above, we did not even know why we needed a Realtor to begin with but working with Barbara she made sure to explain the entire home buying process, even when I asked her 4 times a week. And it's a good thing too because there are more steps than you would think to buying a house. Barbara responded to text, email and phone calls very promptly and made sure to check in every few days when there was a lull in the process. Another reason Barbara has been the best person for us, she has a person for everything. Insurance? Check, Inspector? Check, Appliances? Check. As well as a million other resources you could need. But above everything else listed above, Barbara's best quality as a Realtor, in my opinion is how she advocates for her clients. We found a house we really loved, however, that house came with a pretty lackluster Realtor on the Seller's end. Barbara maintained her professionalism with this other Realtor which is an amazing feat on its own. She made sure to contact him and follow up on every teeny tiny thing that we needed. Even when he was not responding to the original email, she would always follow up with another message, sometimes two or three times. She handled it wonderfully and it was amazing to witness. I cannot say enough good things about Barbara. She really made the home buying process a breeze and we are still in contact. She truly wants the best for her clients and it shows in her stellar work ethic. It's a bittersweet day when you close on your house. On one hand you're a homeowner, but on the other hand it's almost like losing a friend. That's not to say you're not going to talk again, as Barbara states, she'll always be here for us if we ever need anything. And I believe her, because that's just who she is.
Madison S. and Eric A.
Thank you Barbara for all of your invaluable, professional persistence throughout the whole process of selling my condo. Once my Mom moved out and into an Assisted Living community, I really needed your help to prepare the condo to sell. Living in the State of Washington, with a time difference, no service providers or connections was a real challenge. You stepped right in, met all my needs to ready the Plymouth condo for sale and it turned out great. So happy that we found the right buyer quickly. Thank you, thank you!
Barb was polite, helpful and went beyond the call of duty. I gave her 5 stars for Market Expertise, Responsiveness, Negotiation skills, Professionalism and Communication.
WE LOVE BARBARA! She helped us sell two places and buy two places. She is a true gem and we will follow her wherever she goes!
Scott & Shawna
You know what, Barbara? Observing how you work has been a pleasure. You're one of only two Realtors I've written such a note to in a long time. Your paperwork was in great order. Your response time has been impeccable. You seem to be on the ball. What we've had to deal with in the past few years has been appalling. So when I see good work, I like to recognize it. Thank you for that!
Thank you for always thinking of me when your clients need lending support. It is an honor to work in partnership with you. Respectfully, Cherie
Given a scale of 1-10, I gladly give Barbara a 12! With her outstanding professionalism coupled with an attractive personality, a consistent work ethic and a relational heart; I will certainly recommend her to anyone seeking someone who is gifted in the art of real estate marketing, salesmanship and connection with the client.
We still can't get over how fortunate we are that we met you and that you worked so hard to get us into such a great condo. It was a whirlwind couple of months! We're still making a few changes, such as putting a new mantel over the fireplace. We are keeping our ears open for folks wanting to buy in Ann Arbor. We shall certainly pass along your information along with our heartiest recommendations.
David W and Mary B
At breakfast this morning, we were thinking back to the whirlwind of activity and emotion involved in the last two months and wanted to thank you for all of the hard work and the professional and personal service which you provided to Jaye and I during the long and sometimes arduous process. Your expertise, advice and encouragement kept the property search, financing and purchase negotiations moving forward. Jaye and I appreciate all of your help during the process and the fact that you have kept in touch with us after the sale and closing too! I hope we have the chance to refer more customers and new friends to your excellent service. Thanks again.
David and Jaye L
Learns the needs of the home seeker! Offers the best options accordingly. The best person to answer all your questions. I will recommend Barbara to anyone seeking residence. My Mom has numerous concerns and Barbara's compassion and quick reaction due to current availability resulted in such joy for my mother. Thank you so much!
As a first time homebuyer, I was very lucky to get my experience with Barbara. Not only that she is a wonderful Realtor but a truly wonderful person as well. She made sure every detail was discussed and understood by me. She even helped me with my language since English is not my mother tongue and the communication became easier. If you are looking to buy or sell houses, please consider contacting Barbara because I know you are going to get the best service and help. Thank you Barbara for such a wonderful work, I can't describe how much I enjoyed working with you and how delightful you are as a person.
If you are going to buy or sell a home, you couldn't do better than to have Barbara Zinser as your Realtor. Barbara connected us to Cheri Good from Level One bank and between the two of them, our sales contract was accepted in a multiple offer situation. We were so pleased with the results and love our new condo. Afterwards, Barbara helped us prepare our family home for the market which sold quickly. She is very knowledgeable, easy to work with and a good liaison with the buyers Realtor. She kept us informed and we appreciated the extra effort she used on selling our house.
Peter and Zorene Kussurelis
I recently was living in California and was offered an exciting position in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My new job offered me one month before I started to find a place to live and move in. I was referred to Barbara from a family friend and the rest is history. After an initial phone call, Barbara was able to pull a wide range of options that fit my budget, location and personal preferences. I was still living in California finishing up my previous job and she was flexible with working out the details with a country between us. We found the perfect place that another buyer already put an offer on but Barbara rallied all the paperwork and details and in less than 24 hours set us up for success. Barbara really went above and beyond every step of the way and it was a delight working with her.
Barb is a prime example of excellence. She exemplifies this by the way she elegantly staged my home to make it look more appealing, and advised me on what additional work should be done. I felt as though she was a family friend. I was able to call or text her at any time with whatever questions or concerns I had as well as talk through different ideas. Even after the sale of my home, Barb kept in touch with me just to see how my family and I were doing with our move. This honorable lady will go above and beyond to make sure your home is sold promptly.
I just want to take a moment to thank you for your professionalism and assistance with the transaction that we closed recently at 7726 Bay Tree Dr. It was a sincere pleasure to work with you. THANK YOU for your help during the process.
When I was ready to sell my home in Brighton, I looked no further than Barbara Zinser. I knew from the day I met Barbara she was the Realtor for me. Barbara is the epitome of professionalism. Barbara does her homework and comes fully prepared for the job at hand. I'm an Eagle Scout so I know prepared. She walks the walk and talks the talk and is dressed for success. Barbara is not afraid to get her hands dirty and she will go right to work for you. She will exceed what it takes to earn your trust, respect and business. Barbara is a go-getter and someone you want on your team and in your corner. When I'm ready to buy or sell a home again, I know who I will call....1-800-Barbara Zinser. Carl Gunderson, Ann Arbor, MI
My fiance and I recently sold both of our homes and bought a new condo in downtown Ann Arbor through Barbara. She did an amazing job? She made a stressful process hassle free and we truly enjoyed working with her. She has become our friend, as well as our Realtor. We will definitely call her for all future sales/purchases.
My wife and I sold our first home in 2013. It was a lovely home that our kids were born in. Barbara was very understanding and helped us find a suitable buyer that could "pass" the house onto--people who we know will also enjoy raising their kids in. Barbara was very patient with our schedules and was understanding of our needs during the entire process. She helped us present our home in pictures and in ways that we did not imagine beforehand. Kudos and Thanks!
B. Wu and A. Combs
Barbara is an amazing Realtor who works hard for her clients. She helped us sell our Ypsilanti home while we lived out of state. She was very professional. Every hurdle that comes with selling a house she walked us through and advocated for us as the sellers. She would educate us, ease our stress, offer sound advice and give us great referrals for people we needed to hire to fix things around the house. She made a very stressful experience easier. I would not hesitate recommending Barbara. If you are looking for a great Realtor, HIRE HER.
Carly and Mike S.
Barbara and her team are marketing geniuses! Barbara skillfully marketed and sold our home in the pandemic in a time when nothing was moving and we were unsure what was going to happen. Our house sold at top dollar for our neighborhood and by the time quarantine was over we were closing and moving on. Barbara is kind and considerate and gives great advice. Highly recommend.
The McPherson Family, Superior Township
Barbara was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable when it came to the sale of our home. She was very professional and was able to help us through every step in the process. I couldn't have asked for a better agent to work with.
Bonnie G and Martin S