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OUR HISTORY                                                                                                                    CONNIE BARNES

                                                                                                                                         BROKER, FOUNDER

                                                                                                                                                                       Connie Barnes has established herself as a real estate legend locally in
                                                                                                                                                                       El Dorado Hills. Over the years, Connie, Jim, and their team have sold
                                                                                                                                                                       hundreds of new and resale homes in the region.  As one of the most
                                                                                                                                                                       recoginized Realtors in El Dorado Hills, Connie Barnes has been voted
                                                                                                                                                                       best REALTOR year after year by the readers of numerous regional
                                                                                                                                                                       publications. Connie helped envision a modern real estate sales
                                                                                                                                                                       philosophy that focused on over-delivering on client expectations.
                                                                                                                                                                       Newly retired, Connie enjoys her new role as a valued consultant to
                                                                                                                                                                       the Barnes Real Estate Sales and Marketing Team.

                                                                                                                                                                       It was the Great Recession that brought Jim and Connie Barnes
                                                                                                                                                                       together in business at a time when the real estate industry was in
                                                                                                                                                                       turmoil. Prices were in free fall, and people were losing their homes.
                                                                                                                                                                       Building a real estate team would be challenging in this environment
           Photo by Jim Barnes                                                                                                                                         No longer would homes sell themselves. Besides, the team needed
                                                                                                                                                                       because agents had become complacent during the “Bubble Years.”

                                                                                                                                                                       to implement marketing strategies that would give their clients an
                                                                                                                                                                       advantage over all of the local competition to get homes sold before
                                                                                                                                                                       the next round of price cuts.
         5480 Sur Mer Dr., El Dorado Hills   •                                                                                                                         Connie decided that she would build a team of NEW resale agents

                                                                                                                                                                       who eager to work and not spoiled by the previous excesses of the
                                                                                                                                                                       market. This concept is fundamental because Connie would train the
                                                                                                                                                                       new agent to sell her way using her over-deliver philosophy.  It’s no
                                                                                                                                                                       coincidence that many of these new agents have gone on to become
                                                                                                                                                                       top producers in their own right.

                                                                                                                                                                       Connie Barnes and her team ranked number one in sales volume in
         •                                                                                                                                                             The real estate market fi nally bottomed out in 2011, and in 2012,
         SOLD                                                                                                                                                          Northern California.  The Wall Street Journal recognized the Connie
                                                                                                                                                                       Barnes Team as the top 100 real estate teams in the USA.

                                                                                                                                                                       Today, Connie’s selling philosophy still embedded in our team’s culture
                                                                                                                                                                       and all of the agents that she has mentored over the years.

                                                                                                                                                                       Today, Connie’s selling philosophy still embedded in our team’s

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