I first moved to northern Virginia 27 years ago when relocating and settling in to the Burke area. There I spent 7 years before moving to Centreville to continue to raise my two children.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and before deciding to make real estate a career, I gained much public service experience while the military moved our family eight times in eight years. I was born and raised in the northern part of New Jersey and have resided as an adult in California, Florida, Maine and Washington.
I have been in the real estate business for 16 years and have been a licensed buyer’s agent supporting Spencer’s seln4u team for 13 years. I am a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, the Virginia Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. I have earned the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. Additionally, I have attended the intensive Star Power Buyer Specialization University which instructs a select group of Realtors on how to dramatically improve the services rendered to real estate buyers. I continue to attend numerous real estate related classes and seminars regularly to sharpen my real estate skills.
A key element emphasized in all of the buyer’s agent programs is exceptional client communication and service and I have demonstrated a deep commitment to better serve our clients in this capacity. I have helped over 200 families with their home buying needs and continue to help approximately 20 homebuyers each year.
I have been in your shoes and know the stress people often feel with an upcoming move. I am here to help make the transaction of your home purchase smooth and enjoyable and I look forward to assisting you along the way.
Some of my Client's Comments...
"I know I speak for both me and Shellie when I say that we couldn’t have made it through the whole house saga without you and Spencer. We will definitely be referring you to anyone we know who needs an agent."
Shellie and Bill
"Even though we weren’t buying the most expensive or highest commissioned property, Barbara always was committed to giving us top quality attention and time. She was by far someone who made the process less hectic and I never questioned her loyalty to doing her best. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else!"
Jason and Angela
"Thank you so much again for all your help and patience. I told Spencer what a great job you did and how helpful you were."
"I just wanted to pass on my appreciation for all of your help with the entire process. You jumped on the listing the first day it was on the market and provided your expertise every step of the way. I could not have done it without you."
"I give you all “tens.” Please see the letter we sent thanking Spencer, Cathy, and our friend and neighbor, Barb Simpers."
Pat and Mike
"’I've used Spencer and his team to buy and sell houses for over ten years. I won’t use anyone else and if I have anything to do with it, neither will my friends and family!"
"Since Barbara was recommended by someone we trusted, we knew it would be a positive experience. She was very easy to work with, approachable, and had no problem translating what we wanted into properties to look at. Thanks for making our first home-buying transaction a good one!"
Patrick and Anne
"Barbara’s response was always quick. It has been always an excitement to look for a future house with Barbara. It has been indeed successful."
Mr. and Mrs. Takedai
"You were easy to work with and things got done quickly and easily."
Mr. and Mrs. Revutin
"Barbara Simpers came to my rescue at a time when I was dealing with a real estate nightmare moving experience. She was a caring, energetic, available professional that did a marvelous job finding a home for me in a timely manner. She was exceptional in every area imaginable. Your office staff was also quick and an absolute pleasure to work with. I will refer your services to anyone I know in the future."
"I’ve been remiss during all the confusion in taking a moment to thank you for everything. You were truly phenomenal. Thanks again, Barbara."
"Thanks so much for all your help. I have never had a more pleasant experience with a realtor."
"Barbara thanks so much for all your help the past few weeks-you made everything so easy for us! We’ll definitely use you again-you’re a gem!"
Mo, Troy, and Joannie
"When we gave up on the house, Long and Foster did not give up. Thank you. Barbara Simpers is an excellent salesperson. I will highly recommend her to my friends. Excellent work, Barbara. Thank You."
Ron and Ray
"Barbara is the greatest. Barbara deserves an award for being the best agent."
"Enjoyed working with Barbara; really helpful."
"Barbara was very helpful in finding the right house."
John and Victoria
"You made finding a house easy.”
"Maria and I want to thank you and your team, especially those two great ladies, Cathy and Barbara, for all the help, support and expertise which have made our relocation a successful experience. We certainly will recommend you, to family and acquaintances, which may be in need in the future, of buying or selling a house."
Juan and Maria
"Barbara was always available and listened to our needs. Most important of all, she was continually searching for updated listings. We were confident there would not be a house that fit our needs that Barbara wouldn’t know about and expeditiously bring to our attention."
Keith and Melody
"Thank you so much for all your help these last few months. Your perseverance helped us to find our first home that fits who we are and what we need. I’m so glad that we all worked so well together. Thanks again!"
"Barbara Simpers was great. Went out of her way to show me all of the townhouses I wanted to see."
Jeff and Sheila
"I would just like to thank you for helping me and Samantha find our first home.You made the intimidating and complicated experience of purchasing a home quite easy. I appreciate you looking out for my best interests and I definitely would recommend you to friends and coworkers looking in the area."
"We just wanted to say thank you for all of your assistance in the past few days. We really appreciate your warmth, professionalism and expertise."
Jeff & Kris
"Thank you so much for helping with everything. It was all a breeze. This was a great experience for both Rich and I. I am really glad you were available to help us; it really made all the difference. We really appreciate everything you’ve done for us!!!"
Rich and Nichole
"You listened to what I wanted, where I wanted it and what I could afford. We found it in one day!"
"It has been a pleasure! Thank you so much for all your persistence and patience. Do stay in touch. "
"I want to let you know how much I’ve appreciated your insight, help, and proactive assistance in navigating the tricky waters of home buying. We’re thankful for your involvement. Thanks again."
"I know I’ve said this to you before and expressed this also to Spencer last week but you have truly been the bright spot in this whole process. All your follow up, understanding, and support throughout this has been so wonderful. Thank you for all you have done for us."
"Thanks so much for everything-you were wonderful and helped us every step of the way in the very difficult process of buying a home. We absolutely love our condo!! It is perfect for us!"
Leigh Anne and Will
"With two months to go before baby #3 arrived, you got our home listed and sold and helped us find our dream home (with 4 weeks to spare)! We’re so grateful to the seln4u team. You made us feel like your top priority and put us at ease through what could have been a very stressful process."
Rich and Melissa
"I just wanted to follow up and thank you for all your hard work. I wish you the best."
"WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH! We are so happy and are thrilled with the house, our neighbors, and Heritage Hunt. It is truly a wonderful community."
Bill and Phyllis
"We really appreciate all the work you did to help us find the house. We had a great experience with Spencer Marker & Co. and being in sales and marketing myself I can easily spot a company that truly cares about providing high quality services."
"The Spencer Marker team is all you said they would be. Thanks for everything."
Dennis and Kim
"Thanks for everything!! The settlement went so smooth and effortlessly."
Lisa and Vern
"Thank you isn’t a big enough word to let you know how grateful we are to you for everything you have done for us over the past months! We are so, so happy in our new home-every day we find something else that we love about the house. Thank you so much for your persistence and professionalism and for always being on top of what was going on and keeping us informed. We always felt like we could trust you and count on you when we needed you. You are awesome! We will be happy here for many, many years to come. Count on us for future referrals."
"On behalf of mom and the family, we want to extend our thanks to you for a job well done. It was a pleasure working with you, and thank you for all your effort in securing a wonderful new home for us."
"Thank you for sticking with me and helping me find a new place for my family. I really appreciate the time and patience you gave me during the process. I’ll be sure to refer you to anyone I know that needs a new home. Thanks again."
"We’re in! I was unpacking today and thanking you silently for finding this place. I am soooooo happy."
"Barbara and the entire Spencer Marker team made the entire process easier than we ever thought possible. Barbara’s determination and experience led us to the perfect home for our family. The next time we decide we’re ready to explore the buying or selling process we will undoubtedly turn to Barbara and the Spencer Marker team with confidence."
Justin and Sandradee
"It was hard leaving our home and family after living in N.J. our whole lives. Barbara helped us find the perfect home which made the move much easier. Barbara was professional and friendly. Thank you!"
Bruce and Sharon
"Spencer Marker and his team are amazing to work with. Thank you for your attention to detail. You made our home buying experience fun and exciting! Hassle free! Thanks Barbara. You were the best!"
James and Amy
"Barbara, we want to thank you for all your work in helping us buy our first home. You have a very cheerful and positive attitude, which made the whole process enjoyable. You were also very helpful in answering all of our questions. We will be referring you to our friends as you were a pleasure to work with. Thanks again."
Jared and Krystal
"Barbara Simpers was amazing. She helped me filter out the properties not even worth seeing and then took me to see all of the properties I was interested in all in one day. She figured out exactly what I was looking for after the first property but still took the time with me to look at them all. Once I made my decision she was there at every moment that mattered looking after my best interests."
"Thank you for all your help and patience over the past few years-we couldn’t do it without you!”
The Happy Homeowners (Brandon and Amanda)
"Just wanted to thank all of you for making this happen."
"We wanted to say “thanks” for your help in locating and buying a home. Your professionalism, honesty and availability were truly helpful during our long search to buy. We’ll keep in touch. Stop by when you’re in the neighborhood. Our real estate agent, Barbara Simpers, was thorough, available and honest."
Ed and Joan
"Barbara Simpers is the best agent hands down! I will always work with her and tell anyone in the market that she and the team rock!"
Keith & Christina
"Joe and I both thank you for your diligence, flexibility, and patience. We won’t hesitate to partner with you in the future."
Joe and Michele
"Thank you. You were great with getting us through the transaction with motherly love and advice for us young first time homebuyers trying to buy a very grown up house!"
Lora and Mike
"Since the first day, I have felt very comfortable in the house. WE did good!"
"We found Spencer and his team, specifically Barbara, to be knowledgeable and persistent. We would not hesitate in recommending your team to family and friends."
William and Tammy