Barbara Dunlap is a seasoned Realtor® with special expertise in listing historic and distinctive single-family homes, luxury condominiums, and residential income property. As a listing specialist, Barbara capably targets the most marketable features of a property, and creatively promotes them to deliver the highest sales price possible for her clients. Buyers are attracted to Barbara's listings via strategic pricing, compelling print and Internet advertising, beautiful staging, presale restoration, and impeccable presentation. For over 20 years, her trademark approach has set benchmark prices in the neighborhoods where she works.
Barbara's success is a result of her diverse background in consumer marketing. As the first Vice President Marketing and Creative Director of Victoria's Secret, she was responsible for building and positioning the powerful brand. She worked in San Francisco for the original owner of the start-up company through its sale to Limited, Inc. After Victoria's Secret, Barbara founded an award-winning fashion advertising agency in downtown San Francisco. Later, she parlayed her marketing, sales, and entrepreneurial skills into a successful real estate career. Her keen eye for design, expertise in home renovation, and commitment to unparalleled service makes her the right choice for homeowners who are looking to sell their properties at premium prices.
Barbara's skills as a listing agent are also exceptionally useful to those looking to buy. She offers buyers the same attention to detail and superb negotiating skills, resulting in appropriate investments and successful transactions that are timely and stress-free.
Barbara has a B.A. in Literature from the University of Florida (with a special emphasis on Film Criticism). She has taken numerous courses and seminars in cinema art, creative writing, marketing, advertising, sales, social media, digital marketing, and direct-mail. She is a member of Saint Petersburg's Museum of Fine Alts, The Salvador Dali Museum, Museum of History, The James Museum, Save the Burg, Pinellas Board of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.
Barbara is passionate about old homes, vintage cars, cinema art, and classic literature. She was raised on the water on Catawba Island in Northern Ohio where she spent summers as a lifeguard. As the proud owner of a little red speed boat, she became an accomplished slalom skier. She spent many vacations in Florida deep sea fishing with her dad and grandfather before attending college in the Sunshine State. After decades in San Francisco, she yearned to live and work in a smaller, waterfront city. Saint Petersburg provides Barbara the quality urban lifestyle on the water, where she lives and works among the historic neighborhoods and homes that are her passion.
Barbara focuses her well-honed listing and marketing skills on the city of Saint Petersburg. She also works in the surrounding communities where sellers need an old-home specialist to attain top dollar for their treasured assets. Saint Pete Beach, Pass-a-Grille, Treasure Island, South Pasadena and Tampa are included in these areas. Barbara has sold many luxury condominiums in San Francisco during her career. She loves the opportunity that the downtown Saint Petersburg high rise market provides.
Barbara is a certified Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) and Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE).
Barbara Dunlap is a genius. I know that's a term that gets overused. But in Barbara's case, it's the absolutely perfect word to describe this woman, who happens to be a realtor. Although a thorough professional who knows her business like no one I've ever met, it is her qualities as a human being that make her shine. When I first discussed with her the possibility of selling my house in Marin, my wife was extremely ill with cancer. Barbara came to our home, assessed our situation and suggested that maybe we hold on to the house, possibly refinance to keep us in place while the disease took its course. She set us up with a lender and through a succe...— Superstar
Barbara served as my agent in connection with the sale of my home in San Francisco, and also the purchase of my new home in Oakland. Both, not coincidentally, were built in 1910, and have Arts & Crafts interiors. I am a lover (and restorer) of older homes, including in particular those with Arts & Crafts elements. Barbara did an extraordinary job. And I'm not one to lavish praise on folks-on the contrary. My home in San Francisco ended up selling for about 30% over the asking price. And that was on top of already aggressive pricing. Wow! And she secured a "cover" bid at the same price. Barbara is very attentive to all details (as am I), and also a p...— Savvy Perfectionist
The selling or purchasing of a home is always an emotional experience. For me it also contained a fair amount of indecision and stress. Having Barbara Dunlap as my realtor made the process not only possible but seamless. I owned my home for twenty years, with my husband of thirty years. Two years after his death, when I decided to sell, I engaged Barbara. I appreciated her genuine empathy to what I was feeling, but far more importantly I appreciated and needed Barbara's pragmatism and expertise. Where I was emotionally attached, she understood this was my asset and guided me in the correct decisions to protect that asset and get the most from the sa...— Trusted Advisor
When you trust me to handle your business I leave no stone unturned. Everything I do, everything I say, is based on my drive to achieve the best possible price and smoothest sale for you.