Hillary Barber - Testimonials

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I was fortunate enough to meet Hillary through an old coworker who referred me to her when I moved to Truckee and began looking for a home.

Hillary was incredibly responsive from the start and never made me feel pressured to put an offer in on anyone​ home. I was impressed by Hillary's ability to provide very honest assessments of each home we viewed, including being very candid when she didn't think that a home was the right fit for my family. Hillary helped me to find the perfect place for me and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to find a home in the Truckee/Tahoe region.

Kelsey & Jared

We fell in love with the Donner Lake area and knew we wanted to buy in Tahoe Donner.

Margo & Hillary found us the perfect place. Their negotiation skills and knowledge of the area made the buying process very easy. We are so appreciative that they continue to check in with us and help us navigate Tahoe living.

Mike & Lea

Hillary is a true hero!

She got us into our home several years ago and we had such a positive experience that when we needed to relocate out of the area recently, we turned to her again. Hillary went above and beyond to help us through the selling process. She is kind, courteous, extremely helpful and communicative, and will treat your home (or home-to-be) like it's her own. Buying or selling a home can be a weirdly lonely and alienating experience and Hillary has been a welcome friend to us throughout the whole process. We sincerely hope to return to the area in the not-too-distant future and when we do, there is no question as to who we will work with to find our next home. Thanks so much Hillary, we couldn't have done it without you!


Hillary was a great an​ agent to work with.

She was very involved in the whole process, including educating us on the transaction and helping us to make the most educated decisions possible. Despite issues we had with our lender, she was able to help us get through every hurdle that came along and personally stayed in daily contact with our lender. I could tell she was really looking out for our best interest throughout the whole process and wasn't just trying to make another sale. I would recommend her to any of my family and friends. My family and I are extremely happy with our new home!


My Husband and I reached out to Hillary and Margo earlier this year because we were relocating from Roseville to Truckee and needed help in finding the right home.

We received their name and number from my Husband’s new boss, so we knew we were in good hands! When we met for the first time with Hillary and Margo in Truckee they took us to one home in each of the different neighborhoods so that we could get a feel for the town and a variety of homes priced on the bottom, middle and top of our price range so that we could see what we could get for our money. I found this to be especially helpful because I had never driven around Truckee before so I had no idea the difference between the neighborhoods (they do all have their own unique look and feel) or what we could get for our money. Before we started looking I thought we could find something we liked at the bottom of our price range on the snowy side of the mountains, but we quickly found that was not what was best for us. We ended up purchasing on the less snowy side of town and spent a little more to get a house that didn’t need a ton of work (and a little more space) and we are so glad that we did! My Husband and I loved working with Hillary and Margo because they were always available to take our calls, reply to our text messages or to show us homes at a moments notice. They never made us feel like we were inconveniencing them or bothering them with our many (MANY) requests and questions over the 4+ months that we worked with them to find the perfect home. They also got to know us and they knew exactly what we were looking for (and what we were NOT looking for) so they were always giving us a heads up when they saw a home they thought we would love, or why they thought we would not love a home. We thought this was especially helpful because we had to drive over an hour and a half each time we wanted to see homes in person so we didn’t waste our time in coming up to see a home that wasn’t right for us. We will definitely refer them to our family and friends who are looking for a Realtor and would work with them again in the future!

Ryan & Jenni

We met Hillary at an open house and she impressed us with her knowledge of the inventory.

We ended up going to look at houses that same day and were in accepted contract with a week or so of meeting her. She proved to be a great resource throughout the transaction , lending her expertise and contractors for inspections and goes above and beyond for us even after our closing. Highly recommend Hillary for your Truckee- Tahoe Real Estate needs. Thank you for everything and being so easy to work with.

Cindi & Sean

I would highly recommend Hillary as your agent for selling or buying your home.

She is diligent and keeps abreast of all your needs. Quick to respond with any questions you need to be answered. She took care of everything. It's so stressful to move and Hillary made it easy including a shoulder to cry on occasionally. Not only is she all business, but she is also very personable. My husband and I truly enjoyed her company. If you choose Hillary, you won't regret having her as your agent


We listed our Tahoe Donner home with Hillary and Margo of the Johnson Laustsen Group who I was referred to.

Needing a hassle-free transaction, the house sold before it ever hit the market making it as stress-free as one could ask for. They were great to work with and it was truly a seamless experience from start to finish. If you want a team who is responsive, has a ​strong market knowledge and the marketing skills to sell your home I highly recommend them especially if you are out of the market.


Margo and Hillary have been with us every step of the way in finding and buying our first home in Truckee.

They are very easygoing and will go out of their way to make the process as smooth as possible. Thanks so much for helping us finally purchase our first home!

Reviews on Zillow
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"Hillary went over and beyond her duties as a Realtor and is very professional & fun. She always kept in contact with us regardless of where she was (vacation & all). She had a challenging time with sellers ... more "
by zuser20170202150703812
"We first talked to Hillary when we visited a home she had listed for sale in Tahoe Donner. After meeting her, we continued to work with Hillary to find a home in the Truckee area we liked. Hillary provided ... more "
by kevinlevy6
"As a local investor Hillary is great to work with she’s not pushy but is quick to respond whenever I need things done.

I recommend her to anybody looking for property in the Tahoe area more "
by brett22288

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