Seller Testimonial

R. Medford

Barbara helped our family find a home while trying to relocate from NYC. She was very accommodating to our schedule since we had to frequently pop out to visit on weekends, sometimes with our 2 year old in tow. She definitely has a very strong understanding of the local communities and knowledge of the area. We looked within Montclair, South Orange and Maplewood — and she really was able to speak to them all separately and with great understanding. Most importantly, we appreciated her honesty. She was straight forward and did not feel as through she was trying to sell us on something just to complete a sale. She took her time and we ended up finding a wonderful home!!Less

D. Tabak

Barbara is a truly a seasoned professional! She coached us through the highly emotional process of selling
our home with grace and humor and made what could have been a difficult and highly emotional
transition into an easy one. Her staging skills saved us a lot of turmoil and unnecessary expense.

E. Holtz

Barbara Lawrence was the listing agent for the late spring 2015 sale of our old Maplewood home.
Skipping to the conclusion: we closed at a price almost 25% over asking. Sure, it was a hot market, but a
good part of the premium was down to Barbara. We put ourselves entirely in her hands, making the fixes
she suggested and going along with her pricing and staging.

M. Bloom

Hey Mary Anne – It was great seeing you on the street the other day. I just wanted to shoot you a note again to say thank you for finding Barbara for us. We had issues rise up this morning with the CO for the house and a tank needing to get removed and it reminded me how I wouldn’t haven’t gotten through this process without her. She has done so much for us that the house has been a breeze for Sam and I, even though there have been a ton of issues with the home inspection and now CO. Barbara has almost literally been a life saver J. I really appreciate you going through the leg work to find her for us. It’s so important to have the right person on the ground and Barbara knows the territory and has definitely gone above and beyond. It’s like have a Mary Anne in New Jersey J.
Thanks again,


M. Gardner

We’ve used Barbara for both sale and purchase, and have found her to be an exceptional and very professional agent. She is an easy person to work with, listens carefully to your concerns, and is very quick to respond to questions, problems and needs. She has an extensive network of resources to help you get information and services, and is very responsive when you reach out to her. She is an excellent agent.

J. Peskin

Barbara handled the sale of our current home which we bought through her six years ago. We have great respect for Barbara’s professionalism and work as a realtor. She marketed our house effectively, selling it in a very short period of time for a good price. It was a complicated transaction because we were living abroad. She responded quickly and did many things that were above and beyond. We highly recommend working with her and would be glad to talk to anyone about our working relationship.


D. Tynan

Barbara helped us find and purchase our first home in Maplewood in 2007. Her knowledge steered us to a home we were extremely happy with. When it was time to move to a bigger place Barbara sold our home and helped us negotiate our purchase. I have complete confidence that our home sale went as well as it did due to Barbara’s expertise. She also facilitated the purchase of our forever home with skilled professionalism. Throughout the entire process she was always available to show us homes, quickly answer questions, and make follow up inquiries. She made a very stressful process much easier and was fun to work with.



C. Zimmer

J. Kennedy

Joanna Kennedy Helped me buy a home

Highly Recommended! – Barbara was the best part of our home buying process. She understood what we wanted, advised us without ever pushing us, shared her knowledge with us, and was always on top of everything so we never had a worry with her around.
After looking at 50+ houses in total, she was also very patient, never making us feel that we had to settle and that the right house would be out there for us, which it was.
Overall, We are extremely happy that we had Barbara working with us to find our perfect house, and highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy (or sell) a house.