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Nobody sells more homes in California than RE/MAX Gold!

With over 15,000 homes sold, RE/MAX Gold is the #1 Independently Owned Residential Real Estate Company in California providing full real estate services throughout the state. With 1,350+ local agents residing in 68 offices in a 19 county footprint. We partner with a greater RE/MAX Worldwide network of over 120,000 agents in over 100 Countries. NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX!

Buy or list your home with the top RE/MAX Gold Team in El Dorado County!

Karen Dancer

Karen Dancer

REALTOR Associate:
RE/MAX Gold #01869258

Who is the Best REALTOR in El Dorado Hills? The readers of the El Dorado Hills / Folsom Telegraph just voted Karen as the Best of the Best for 2019!

Karen is the only El Dorado Hills agent to have earned the prestigious RE/MAX Chairman’s club award in 2018 and is among the top .05% of RE/MAX top producers internationally!

Karen’s customer service is second to none. Her dedication to finding the perfect home for each buyer and achieving the absolute best results for each seller, her tireless persistence to see the transaction through, and her integrity and negotiation skills are some the many qualities that allow her to develop and maintain lifelong relationships with her clients.

Jim Barnes

REALTOR Associate:
RE/MAX Gold #02032166

Jim Barnes has revolutionized real estate marketing and continues to provide creative, cutting edge strategies that help sellers get their homes sold quickly and for top dollar. While most agents apply a “one size fits all” approach to marketing their listings, Jim creates a custom advertising plan that ensures that each listing stands out from the competition and achieves maximum exposure to potential home buyers.

Jim has earned Platinum Club status with RE/MAX International and Top Achiever status with the El Dorado County Association of Realtors.

We put our money where the miracles are!

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RE/MAX Gold Miracle Agents, donate a portion of their earnings from each transaction to local children’s hospitals through the Children’s Miracle Network. Since 2016, RE/MAX Gold agents have raised over six hundred thousand dollars to help save and improve the lives of kids in our communities.

Past sales for the Barnes RE/MAX Team

What people are saying about the Barnes & Dancer RE/MAX Gold team

“…The marketing package she put together for my home  almost made me want to stay in the house”

Karen Dancer recently sold my home in El Dorado Hills/Serrano.  Every interaction I had with her was professional, as well as personable.  The marketing package she put together for my home (photo’s, video’s, drone video’s) was amazing and almost made me want to stay in the house.  She is very knowledgeable of the area and is well aware of what needs to happen in order to sell one’s home.  She is always available, returns call’s promptly and always gives an impression of competence and confidence (and she is competent and confident).  She has many contacts and can provide referrals for anything that needs to be done in order to sell your home.  She is very easy to talk to and above all, is extremely TRUSTWORTHY.  Word’s alone cannot describe how wonderful Karen is!!!

Rob KBuyer - Seller

“You can’t go wrong with Karen Dancer on your side”

Karen represented us during the sale of our home. She not only helped us market and sell our home for top dollar, but she also sold our home in less than 48 hours on the market. You can’t go wrong with Karen Dancer on your side!!!

Vanessa WSeller

The Barnes RE/MAX team did an AWESOME job selling our ranch outside Placerville.

From the professional video that showcased the place so well to the timely and frequent communications about the status of proceedings, we always felt well cared for and important, even though we knew we weren’t her only client.  When our first buyer fell through at the last minute, they made an otherwise devastating situation less painful.  When the subsequent buyer needed a quick closing but had issues, Connie stepped up to the challenge without blinking an eye.  She works hard, makes you feel that your business is important, and helps you see how your property can be – or become – more valuable.  I highly recommend the Connie Barnes Team as your next real estate professional!

Yvonne K.Seller

“Here Is What A Top Real Estate Agent Does To Market Homes!”

I love to see the marketing of top agents like Connie. It’s such a pleasure to see agents that go way beyond the minimum necessary. As you can see from Barnes Real Estate site everything they do is meant to knock your socks off! And it does! There is no mistake that photography and video play a major part in the Barnes Team marketing strategy.

Larry Lohrman Photography for Real Estate photographyforrealestate.net

…look at her website traffic and you will quickly see how having such compelling marketing can lead to $48 million in sales.”

I knew I had to interview Jim & Connie Barnes. It’s not just about the plethora of comparison videos she has, but also her marketing centric posts like this one on the iPhone and this one explaining their team’s marketing plan. They are front and center, fully transparent, and showing the world why they are the best in their local area.

Steve Pacinelli Tech Savvy Agent / Chief Marketing Officer at BombBombtechsavvyagent.com

“I have the utmost confidence in her ability”

Karen Dancer knows her stuff and can handle your home sale or purchase, no matter your situation or price point. She managed both our home sale and the purchase of a new construction in a professional manner and we couldn’t be more satisfied. She is honest, knows the housing market, and is a great person to interact with during what can be a stressful event. Every transaction has some degree of unforeseen problems, but Karen cleans them up before you even know it. I have the utmost confidence in her ability and would recommend her real estate assistance to anyone.

Rob BBuyer-Seller

“…we can honestly say Connie and her team are the best Realtors we’ve met.”

“We listed with Connie and the first people who looked at our home bought it. This was due in large part because of her team’s hard work and staging. And we sold for more than listing price! Done deal in an hour! My wife and I have bought and sold many homes in the past 35 years, and we can honestly say Connie and her team are the best Realtors we’ve met. Jim Barnes’ marketing skills are innovative. Connie and her associate, Karen Dancer, were on top of all issues. Communication was great. They returned calls and emails in minutes. They even answered questions and provided communication/docs to our east coast agent for our deal on the new home! Do yourself a favor and get the best, Connie Barnes!”

Chris BuckleySeller

“Karen knows this market area like the back of her hand”

Working with Karen Dancer was an incredible experience! She is clearly an expert in her field. Every detail was handled above and beyond what we could have ever expected. She is very organized, scheduled and attended all inspections, and made sure the sellers were taking care of their responsibilities in a timely manner. Karen knows this market area like the back of her hand. We will be recommending Karen to everyone we meet looking to sell or purchase a home in our area!

Kelly RBuyer

…”you need a Karen on your team!”

Karen Dancer was absolutely amazing! Buying and selling a home can be stressful, but with Karen’s knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail our House was sold in 4 days!  What impressed me the most was her communication skills.  There was always communication from  Karen and feedback as to what to expect and what steps were next.  She ALWAYS was available! Every single time I had what I thought was an “issue” Karen was immediate to respond with the answer or solution. ( Her lending team is also outstanding !). If you are on the market to buy or sell, you need a Karen on your team!

Julie TSeller

“…Karen gets an A+ “

Karen Dancer is a uniquely capable and professional realtor of whom I would not hesitate to recommend.  This was the 5th house I have sold and clearly the best experience I have ever had.  When seeking a realtor, I seek certain specific qualities (i.e., responsiveness to my texts and calls, knowledge of both the market and real estate laws/rules, putting clear and diligent effort into the house sale, and clearly having my best interest in mind.  Karen gets an A+ rating in all of these dimensions.

James GSeller

“…impressive customer service”

Karen is awesome.  We are based in Alaska but were looking to list our house in California and she was very accommodating  and thorough despite the initially long-distance relationship!  We asked another realtor to check our house out and give us the same advice….Karen’s service felt like it was completely customized to our unique situation while the other realtor was very standard/packaged.  But wait, there’s more.  We signed the contract to list through Karen, traveled to California to clear the house out in preparation to list, and meet face to face with her.  Everything was finalized and we had a plan in place.  Then, before we could even land back in Alaska we got cold feet.  The selling of the family house had become real and we were having doubts.  I reluctantly informed Karen of our desire just completely cancel on her (for now anyway) and she was wonderful.  Very understanding and we were never asked to pay her a dime for the time she spent on us. Quite impressive customer service.  If and when we decide to sell the house in the future, we will immediately be contacting her with confidence.  THANKS KAREN!!

Kevin MSeller

“We give her the highest recommendation possible”

My wife and I decided to move to EDH from another state and by some stroke of luck got Karen Dancer as our real estate agent.  She has the perfect set of skills and abilities for the business.  We made several trips to look at homes and Karen always made herself available.  She really listened to what we were looking for and did her best to keep us on track, which wasn’t always easy.  She spent a lot of time showing us homes in different areas until we finally began to know where we felt most comfortable.  Our search encompassed several months and countless emails and texts back and forth, and even though Karen is a member of one of the most successful teams in the area, she never made us feel she didn’t have time for us.  She is very approachable but at the same time the consummate professional and when we finally made our selection she showed tireless energy and a great understanding of the many facets of the real estate business while helping us negotiate terms to our benefit and finally get into our new home.  We give her the highest recommendation possible.

Jack DBuyer

“…professional, knowledgeable, and delivers immediate responses and follow-up”

I could not have chosen a better realtor to journey with me through the daunting task of building a home from the model concept. Karen has been a great friend, is very professional, knowledgeable, and delivers immediate responses and follow-up. She has helped me see through the smokescreens of building jargon and make sound decisions in my upgrade choices. Above and beyond is what also describes Karen – not only has she helped me with the house building process but has also immersed me into my new city and community and everything I love that it has to offer. I am moving from out of town and being able to feel at home in my new city before even moving in has been a phenomenal transition – thank you Karen Dancer!

Judith MBuyer

Connie’s team performed extremely professional work to market and sell our home.

We hired the Barnes RE/MAX Gold sales team to represent the sale of our $1M+ home in El Dorado Hills. From the outset, Connie’s team performed extremely professional work to market and sell our home. The marketing was truly exceptional which was professional grade photography and videography, including drone generated video. Additionally, the marketing analysis was world class, which enabled us to price the house appropriately to sell in the required timeframe. All work was performed promptly with clear explanations of all deliverables and requirements.

Our sales agent, Karen Dancer was very proactive in the marketing and sale of our house. As opportunities emerged, Karen kept us well informed and offered valuable advice (backed by data and statistics) throughout the process. As we negotiated an offer, she was active in guiding us and managing the buyers and their agent. The deal was threatened on an occasion due to contingencies on the buyers’ end. Although the deal experienced challenges and delays along the way, Karen worked feverishly to ensure that all requirements were met, and that we remained informed of issues and status. This was a specific area where Karen demonstrated her expertise in managing the process and keeping the deal intact.

I am pleased to state that the deal closed to the satisfaction of both parties. However, Karen’s work was not complete at that point. She remained active in working with the buyers to ensure that the property was handed off according to a schedule that was satisfactory to buyer and seller. Karen has demonstrated her value as a seasoned sales professional. She offers candid advice and insight which is extremely valuable as one progresses through the sales process.

The Barnes team’s knowledge, professionalism, and persistence resulted in a very positive outcome for all parties. My wife and I would strongly recommend Connie Barnes RE/MAXGold to any prospective home buyer or seller.

Steve and Darcee RotzSerrano El Dorado Hills

“Karen is a realtor with integrity and heart, and we cannot say enough good things about her”

We contacted Karen Dancer in March for help with our home search in EDH. From day one, she was professional, thorough, and we could tell that she truly cared about our family’s needs. She helped us navigate all of the ins and outs of the home buying process, never made us feel rushed to make a decision, and patiently waited with us until our ideal home came on the market. She was understanding and kind when it came to bringing our two young children along. She acted as an advocate for us and always had our best interest in mind. Karen is a realtor with integrity and heart, and we cannot say enough good things about her. Thank you, Karen!

Kristen MBuyer

“It was a pleasure working with her.”

Connie Barnes and her team have delivered a very organised and successful house sale experience for me.  I have sold 5 houses in my life and the service and professionalism from Connie and her team were undeniably the best that I have ever had.  Connie is very responsive and helpful navigating the sales process.  She is very organised and runs a very good office.  Her photographer did an outstanding job. Her closing coordinator was very attentive and ensured that nothing was missed.  Her practice colleagues were all on their game.  Bottom line, I sold the house quickly with the help of Connie’s outstanding team.

As a non-trivial bonus, I also found Connie to be a very warm and kind hearted person.  It was a pleasure working with her.

James GranaSeller

“Thank you Connie Barnes!”

When I researched for the best realtor in El Dorado county, I knew I had found someone special when we 1st met. You took care of every detail quickly, sold my house very fast and the video Jim made showcased my home and the community beautifully. Thank you so much. I will always be grateful for your kindness and feel so fortunate to have found another wonderful home and community in Tennessee.

Linda Johnson Seller

Connie and her team know how to treat a client!

Extraordinary service from the initial phone call introduction to closing to turning over our home to the fabulous new owners. Connie and her team (Karen Dancer) were such professionals. We had an unusual situation in that we sold long-distance. We were already in our Oregon home, and once we felt Connie was the right agent for us we mailed her a key which saved us a 600 mile one-way trip. When we left our home last winter we did not know we would list so quickly; therefore, did not leave our home in “show” condition. Connie said not a problem and handled everything; and she did! Our home sold and we drove down to move out. Our home was staged beautifully (I’d buy it again!). In closing, we couldn’t have had a better RE experience. Connie and her team know how to treat a client!

Jim & Robin SchaalSeller

It will not take long to find out why Connie Barnes is the top producing agent in the area.

Her team does an exceptional marketing job. It started with a professional photo shoot that made the house look like a Hollywood set. WOW, we almost had tears in our eyes when we saw it, and will treasure it for years. Always the professional, Connie and her team excelled at customer service. You know you are not her only client, but she will make you feel you are. When you can get the best for the same price as the rest, it is a no brainer. Call Connie.

John KSeller

“Sometimes the best way to educate yourself is to learn from someone who is a sales leader in the real estate field.”

Connie and her team create great video presentations and winning marketing plans to sell their real estate listings quickly and for the right price. Putting these materials on your website doesn’t just attract new clients from online, it also reassures the ones you’ve already met that you will do an outstanding job for them.

Deidre WoollardAsk a Realtor® BlogRealtor.com

“by far the best experience ever”

Connie Barnes is the most professional and in our case most patient real estate agent we have ever had the pleasure to work with. My husband and I looked at homes in the El Dorado Hills area for two years until Connie found the one. Connie spent many weekends and weeknights to accommodate our schedule to show us countless homes. After two years of searching, she found a new listing that popped up, we were touring the house that day. She makes time for her clients, is extremely professional and knows this area. Our home purchase was seamless, easy and we are loving our home. The Connie Barnes website is amazing, we were able to tour homes online, feeling like we were actually in the home. The combination of her web team and a fantastic team of agents is a win-win.  This is our 6th home purchase, it was by far the best experience ever. If we ever decide to sell, there’s no question it will be with Connie Barnes.

Candy R.Buyer