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Name:Barbara Michaluk
Company:Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434
Email: Contact Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan (Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
Website URL:http://barbarasellsmdhomes.com/
Office:(240) 506-2434
Mobile:(240) 506-2434
Address:Leisure World, Silver Spring, Rockville, Potomac, Olney, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Bethesda, No. Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Brookeville, Ashton, Sandy Spring, Kensington, Columbia, Crofton, Laurel, Silver Spring, MD, 20906, 20832, 20852, 20853,
Description:Top Producing Realtor® working with home buyers & sellers in Maryland--Senior Real Estate Specialist®, Leisure World® Specialist, Internet Marketing Specialist®, E-Pro® Certified, Relo Specialist®

About Barbara Michaluk, Realtor:

HOME SELLERS -------------------------------------------------

My aggressive and multi-level marketing plan will help you sell your home in the shortest time for the best price. The days of just entering your home on the MLS system and expecting an easy sale are behind us.

What do you need to do to sell your home in today's market?

In today's market, properly marketing your home and selling it for it's full potential value, is a very carefully managed multi-level process.

When I work with you to sell your home, I will thoroughly research the local real estate market activity, identify your most likely target market, determine what buyer's would most likely be interested in buying your home, and create a marketing campaign that will capture the attention of your targeted prospects. 

By using a multi-level strategy to market your home, I offer you a comprehensive plan to get your home sold in the shortest amount of time for the best price.

From a smaller condo to a luxury home, Barbara Michaluk works with you every step of the way!

 

HOME BUYERS -------------------------------------------------

Barbara Michaluk is a certified, experienced, top-producing Maryland Real Estate Agent

Are You looking for a home in the following:

Senior Community * Residential real estate * Bank owned home * New Home * Luxury Home * Fixer upper home * First Time home buyer * Detached * Townhome * Condo * Coop

Call Barbara Michaluk 240-506-2434.  She can help. 

Let's take a tour of homes.  YOU DECIDE!

 

SENIORS ---------------------------------------------------------

As an Authorized Leisure World® Specialist and Senior Real Estate Specialist®, Barbara Michaluk is the Realtor you want to work with if you are thinking of BUYING or SELLING in 55+ Leisure World of Maryland.

She has all the floor plans and information about the different type of units from patio homes, hi-rises, garden style and townhouses.  Also, she is familiar with all the amenities, special addendums and the whole process. When you are ready to sell or purchase in Leisure World of Maryland, Barbara will negotiate on your behalf.

Barbara's extensive experience and knowledge of Leisure World of Maryland will also benefit you when SELLING to ensure you get the best price for your home based on the current market.  If necessary, she will work with you in preparing and staging your home for best exposure to potential buyers.  She will work to ensure your home stands out from the many other homes for sale in the Leisure World of Maryland community located in Silver Spring, MD 20906.

Call the agent who offers personal, individual service with integrity for Buying and Selling in Leisure World of Maryland.

Leisure World® is a registered trademark owned by RRLH, Inc. Barbara Michaluk and www.homeforyouinMD.com are authorized by RRLH, Inc. to use the Leisure World® trademark.

 

Enjoy The Home Buying Experience ---------------------------

As a Maryland Agent, Barbara Michaluk, Realtor helps home buyers find homes to buy; new homes in Maryland, resale homes in MD, condominiums, townhouses and single family homes.  She covers the areas throughout Maryland.  She specializes in the buyer's areas of choice and knows the neighborhoods.  As a Buyers Agent in Maryland she helps home buyers find the best resale or new home in your price range and location of choice. 

MARYLAND HOME BUYERS will benefit from the experience and dedication of an experienced agent.  Barbara Michaluk, Realtor has a depth of understanding of the Maryland real estate market that gives her home buyer clients the benefit of real market experience.  She knows the counties.  She knows the neighborhoods.  As a home buyer, you'll be represented by a buyer's agent who is well trained and has experience in the area of your home search.  Barbara Michaluk, Realtor keeps herself up-to-date on the real estate marke through on-going training to make sure she has the latest information of real estate law, contract forms, market trends, local settlement procedures, developers and builders activities in her areas, government actions that affect real estate sales throughout the Maryland market.

PROPERTY SEARCHES FOR BUYERS ---------------------------  

Barbara Michaluk, Realtor can set you up on an automatic email search for properties based on your preferences and you will receive early notice of any homes as they come on the market for sale.   

PROPERTY TOURS -----------------------------------------------

Contact Barbara Michaluk to schedule a tour of homes in the location and in the price range of your choice.  She will arrange a wonderful tour of homes just for you.  If you need to be pre-qualified for price, she can do that in minutes and if you need a mortgage loan officer referral, we can recommend local mortgage companies that specialize in home loans in the area. 

SEARCH LISTINGS IN MARYLAND ------------------------------ 

You may search for homes by county, city, price range, features, waterfront, acreage and more. 

INSPECTIONS ----------------------------------------------------

Barbara Michaluk, Realtor will help you determine what inspections you need and recommend qualified inspection companies for home inspections, radon inspections, buried fuel oil tank inspections, termite inspections, water inspections, well inspections, septic inspections and other types suitable for your choice of home. 

GET TO KNOW THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IN MARYLAND ---------

Maryland Home buyers working with Barbara Michaluk, Realtor receive comprehensive and dedicated help from home search to settlement.  Navigating the complex real estate contract in Maryland is a challenge and she is experienced and hard working.  .  

Contact Barbara Michaluk, Realtor for comprehensive Market Reports, MLS listings of homes for sale.  She is are ready to take you on a tour of homes and help you from search to settlement.  She is ready to help.  When experience counts, Barbara Michaluk, buyer's agent will be in your corner. 

As your Buyers Agent,  she offers her services to home buyers in Maryland from home search to settlement.  She also lists homes for sale for her Maryland  buyer clients who need to sell a home.  She is trained and experienced to monitor financing, inspections and settlement. 

 

WHO WILL BENEFIT BY WORKING WITH BARBARA MICHALUK AS YOUR AGENT?

First time home buyers looking for patient, caring help. Move up buyers looking for an agent with experience and market knowledge. Home owners down sizing to smaller more manageable homes. Seniors looking to downsize and Active Senior Community Luxury home buyers will appreciate her dedication and experience. Buyers with a home to sell. Homes with acreage. Buyers who appreciate the market knowledge she offers. New home buyers will appreciate her expertise. Buyers who need a referral to an experienced local mortgage loan officer with good rates.

 

 

 


Authorized Leisure World® Specialist

Senior Real Estate Specialist®

Relocation Specialist®

E-Pro® Specialist

Internet Marketing Specialist Designation®

Authorized Leisure World® Specialist

Certified Staging Agent®

 

Leisure World® of Maryland Specialist*:

Discover this very desirable 55+ Active Senior Community of Leisure World of Maryland conveniently located in Montgomery County, Maryland.

There are many benefits of living in Leisure World of Maryland, a private, age-restricted community:

The Leisure World Community was started in September of 1966. The 610 acre parcel is fenced and entry is limited to residents and guests by using any of the three manned gatehouses located on Georgia Avenue (main gate), Norbeck Road and Connecticut Avenue. There are approximately 8,500 people residing in the community which is sub-divided into 29 housing associations which are referred to as mutuals.

The community amenities include an 18-hole golf course, two clubhouses (both indoor and outdoor swimming pools), tennis court, dining facilities, bus transportation (both within the community and to outside shopping centers), a medical center and pharmacy, and complete maintenance services.

A senior community newspaper . . . published the first and third Tuesdays of each month.  The newspaper contains a calendar of events along with reports from the general manager, articles and advertisements relating to the 55+ senior community as well as its residents.

Community Amenities include:

Clubhouse 1, Administration Building, Post office, Library, Bank, Admin. Offices, Clubhouse 2, Fitness Center, Auditorium, Computer Center, Community Room, Live Theatre, Indoor Pool and more...

Contact Barbara Michaluk, Realtor for your own private tour of any home for sale in Leisure World of Maryland or for more information on this attractive community. 

*Leisure World® is a registered trademark owned by RRLH, Inc.

Barbara Michaluk and www.homeforyouinMD.com are authorized by RRLH, Inc. to use the Leisure World® service trademark.


Testimonials


Tim W.  

This is the fifth home I've sold in my life, and Barbara Michaluk is probably the best realtor I've ever had. Her market research was thorough and accurate, she gave us great advice on how to spruce up the home and assisted with finding and coordinating contractors' work so we could get the home on the market quickly. She was available whenever we needed to talk and would always return a text or call within minutes or a few hours. Her advice was prudent and sound on all aspects of the sale. Barbara was a strong ally from the minute we asked her to represent us, right through the closing. I highly recommend Barbara for anyone seeking an experienced, energetic and results oriented realtor!


John P.  

Overall, I would rate Barbara as a five star realtor. She was highly professional, experienced, responsive in every way and has a good sense of humor. However, most importantly, I trusted Barbara from the outset. Frankly, she made the entire process of selling our condominium at Leisure World very stress free. It was a pleasant experience for my elderly parents, sister & I. It is without hesitation that I recommend Barbara to any potential buyer or seller. You won't regret your decision.


Treasurer Provincial  

Barbara provided timely, helpful guidance and advice from the moment we decided to sell the home through the final settlement. In particular, Barbara is very knowledgeable regarding the sale and purchase of homes in Leisure World. Barbara marketed the house using various marketing techniques in a way which yielded excellent offers immediately. I highly recommend Barbara to anyone who appreciates an honest, hard working, friendly and communicative real estate professional. I could not be more pleased with the services she provided.


Michael H.  

"I highly recommend Barbara, particularly for buying or selling in Leisure World. Her knowledge of the community, the advice she offered, and the service she provided got me a great price and allowed the whole process to go through smoothly."


Catherine & Jeff S.  

We recently put my parents' condo at Leisure World in Silver Spring on the market and asked the estate sale company we used to recommend a few realtors. They gave us just one name: Barbara Michaluk. Based on our experience, we give her our highest recommendation. She oversaw every aspect of the condo renovations (which were extensive), and used a contractor who did solid work, and who charged VERY reasonable prices. Her staging of the condo received many compliments from our friends and family. Thanks to Barbara's staging, and to the workmanship of the renovations, the condo sold the first day it went on the market. Barbara replied to our numerous emails in a consistently timely manner, regardless of the time of day or night. She never once made us feel as though we were imposing upon her time. By shouldering nearly all of the work that was involved, Barbara made the daunting task of selling my parents' home anything but. She earned every penny of her commission. Always professional and courteous, Barbara Michaluk has been a real pleasure to work with. We'd use her again without hesitation. Sincerely, Catherine and Jeff S.


Dick H.  

Barbara sold our Condo in a very unfavorable market. She is very good at marketing and especially recommending and scheduling contractor repair work. She is a great communicator and keeps on top of all details. We worked well together to get the maximum price. We have bought or sold at least six homes in our lifetime - and Barbara is the best Real Estate Agent we ever had.


Michael F.  

"After my initial meeting with Barbara, I knew I had found the agent I wanted to work with to sell my condo. Barbara clearly laid out the process and guided me along the way. She gave me great advice on how to present the condo for sale and was always available to answer my questions with quick and clear responses. She did extensive research and we worked together in coming up with a selling price. She provided beautiful marketing material that potential buyers had access to and also provided her own staging pieces which brought out the best in the condo. Barbara wasn’t pushy or demanding, but did keep me on task as to what needed to be done. She is a true professional and knows the real estate business and her market very well. My condo sold quickly and at a price that I was happy with. I would highly recommend Barbara and plan on using her again when the need arises.”


Michael C.  

Barbara helped our family sell a condo in Silver Spring, MD in 2015. Her work for us was impeccable, she helped us to understand the value of the property, what we needed to do to get it ready so that it would deliver that value, and arranged to get the work done at a reasonable cost. Barbara oversaw the staging of the interior so that it presented at it's best for potential buyers. Barbara oversaw every aspect of the sale from soup to nuts, she coached us and helped us make decisions throughout the process. When work needed to be done by the condominium association she oversaw that as well. When neither my brother or I could attend the closing Barbara represented us. I recommend Barbara Michaluk very highly and without reservation to anyone needing the assistance of a real estate agent, she is exceptional . She is very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and extremely hard working. She provided a great service to our family and when we look back at this moment I am sure that we would not have done half as well, on many fronts, without her skill and leadership.


Susan N.  

Barbara handled every step of the selling and buying process with great care. She was responsive to my calls and she handled every detail from helping prep my townhouse to helping us find the perfect type of house that our family would love. We are so glad with her dedication to her work ethic and friendliness to our whole family.


Christina L.  

I had the most amazing experience with Barbara. I live in California, had to sell a townhouse in Olney (which was an investment Property for a couple living in Germany of whom I am the Power of Attorney). So all "long distance" correspondence! Barbara checked the house out, advised to do some small upgrades (painting the kitchen and bathroom cabinets and new mirrors in bathrooms). She priced the house correctly and fair and moved quickly to get the work done and put it on the market. Immediately open house and she got a solid contract. She kept me informed and always was there for me. The house settled within a month of me working with her. She knows her business and is such a nice person to work with. If I go to Olney I definitely will make sure to meet her in person. Best Real Estate Professional I have ever met.


Alan E.  

We hired Barbara to sell a home in Leisure World, Maryland. She was always prepared, kept us up to date on comparables, was always available by email, phone or text. Since we do not live in the area, she was very helpful in "keeping things moving" for us. In addition to her excellent professional skills, she is very pleasant. We would not hesitate to use Barbara again if needed.


Mark P  

Barbara, It was good working with you, and we'll certainly recommend you to anybody we know looking in the area. I would just say that your responsiveness, integrity, and caring nature stood out. We spent a lot of time working with you, even before Ana decided to purchase ( vs rent ), and your commitment to her and all of us was outstanding. Your trust in us to do the right thing in our relationship was matched only by our faith in you. Best wishes for your continued success. Sincerely, Mark


Scott P. MD  

Barbara's knowledge, experience, and dedication to making a successful sale was unsurpassed. She also goes above and beyond by identifying contractors to help get the property ready and by doing some beautiful staging at no additional cost.


Ellen P.  

Barbara was amazing. She talked us through the process of cleaning out my mother inlaws condo, providing a list of fantastic people to assist with all the details. Barbara met the various service people at the condo, so we didn't have to take time off from work. She personally supervised all the repairs, cleaning and painting and did a beautiful job staging the condo. Barbara provided excellent advice with regard to pricing the condo correctly, the property sold on the first day it was shown! There were a few oddities in the closing, and Barbara made sure all the paperwork was in order, so the final signing went smoothly. I would recommend Barbara with out hesitation.


Ray S.  

Barbara is a "go above and beyond" realtor. We were very lucky to have chosen her to sell my mother's condo. She had excellent resources at her finger tips to address needed refurbishing, as well as enough experience to prevent us from going over board. We benefited from her knowledge of the Leisure World market and how to work with various people within the community. She is super responsive. Barbara is the type of person who will run to pick something up at Home Depot, which we really appreciated since we are out of town. And best of all, she sold the condo for a good price! I highly recommend her.


Barbara F.  

Barbara represented me during a challenging sale of my parent's apartment at Leisure World. Her deep knowledge of Leisure World's culture and its processes was extremely valuable. She knows the market and expertly positioned the apartment for sale. Her advice was sound. So, listen carefully to her. She communicates in a timely manner and is simultaneously professional and cordial. She was steady during the inevitable bumps in the road. I recommend Barbara without reservation for sale or purchase.


Debbie M.  

We had a great experience working together!! My mom's condo sold in three days. Barbara went the extra mile. We were in FL, therefore, she made extra time for last minute details. I would recommend her to anyone!!! Very professional . She is a lovely woman with a charming personality.


Elaine O'L.  

Excellent in every way -- personable, thorough, hardworking, knowledgeable -- what more can I say? Barbara's advice on readying the home for sale was excellent, and she managed the process extremely well.


Chad C.  

We started working with Barbara on late September and sold the property in less than three months. She was proactive and effective in working and communicating to all parties involved. We were so thankful for her effort in finding and coordinating the venders to get our condo ready for sale quickly. Barbara has the knowledge, silks, and most importantly she is a responsible agent. We were very luck to have Barbara as the seller's agent.


Jennifer and Raymond Y  

We started working with Barbara in late September and sold the property in less than three months. She was proactive and effective in working and communicating to all parties involved. We were so thankful for her effort in finding and coordinating the venders to get our condo ready for sale quickly. Barbara has the knowledge, skills, and most importantly she is a responsible agent. We were very lucky to have Barbara as the seller's agent.


Elaine O  

Excellent in every way -- personable, thorough, hardworking, knowledgeable -- what more can I say? Barbara's advice on readying the home for sale was excellent, and she managed the process extremely well.


Jim S. Jr.  

When it comes to real estate in the Leisure World community, Barbara Michaluk has the knowledge and experience needed to make the sale. She knows the market and the competition, she stages the property, she frequently checks the property, and she takes a personal approach, especially when it comes to the elderly. For my mother, we were not always around when paperwork was addressed. Barbara would visit mom in the Sunrise Assisted Living facility and sit down with her to get paperwork signed. She also took mom to settlement and would have driven her to the bank to the deposit the settlement proceeds, except for the fact that we were able to do a wire transfer. In summary, Barbara felt like extended family and we knew we were always in good hands.


Carol P.  

I would say YES in a minute! She was so very helpful. I had no experience in selling a home and during the difficulty of losing my mom, she was very kind and made every step easy. She would gently remind me what I needed to and what papers to have etc. Her knowledge of Leisure World is a great asset! My sisters who have had several experiences with dealing with real estate agents were very impressed also. I felt like she had my best interest at all times. Please don't hesitate using her she won't disappoint!


M E Lynt  

We were selling "mom's home" from the other side of the country (Washington state). Barbara's guidance was invaluable in the preparation, negotiation, and settlement phases of the sale. We could not have asked for a more professional, hard working, & responsive realtor. Highly recommend, -M E Lynt


Sharon G  

We utilized Barbara's services for the sale of my father's condo in Leisure World. She was very knowledgeable, organized, accessible and professional throughout the entire process. Barbara went above and beyond to assist with all of the details, which was particularly helpful for an out of town seller. I would highly recommend her.


Fortin G.  

From the first phone call to until long after closing, Barbara was there with me every step, every day, every decision making, to guide, to advise, and to ensure the process was the most pleasant I could ever experience and the home was the best for me. She is the one for your every home purchasing experience.


Pam T  

Dear Barbara, Thank-you for selling my Mom's condo. After our first conversation, I knew I had found an agent who is an extremely knowledgeable, accomplished professional who would get the job done. You were with me every step of the way. This was no easy task since I live 200 miles away. I am extremely grateful to you for taking the time to explain to me what I needed to do to present the condo at it's best. I was very impressed with the promptness in which you created an eye-catching flyer highlighting the condo and hosted an open house for agents. I appreciate you keeping me informed with your frequent updates. Due to your hard work, the condo sold in 3 weeks! I could never have made it through the selling process without your help. Whatever I needed help with you took care of it! You helped with every aspect of the move. All the way to the closing you left no stone unturned. Any questions I had, you had the answer. The settlement went smoothly due to your experience and diligence. If I learn of anyone selling or buying a home I would not hesitate to refer them to you. Thank-you once again for an absolutely wonderful selling experience. -- Pam T


Kim S  

Barbara very patiently helped me through the process of finding the right home over the course of two years. I appreciated that she always gave me options for what would be the best bargain for my money. She kept me posted on the process when an offer was made so I was always informed. The closing was a very positive experience with her guidance.


Vivian G.  

Thank you for your prompt, efficient and compassionate guidance you provided to our family. I could not have been more pleased with your responsiveness as well as for your consistently open communication. Your knowledge of Leisure World was an added plus for us. Thank you as well for accompanying my mother to settlement. Even the door to door service was above our expectations!


Vinnie M.  

I have leg problems and cant do stairs.She took a lot of time searching for homes with a few steps and condos close to elevators to reduce my walking. Very accomodating and not rushing you to make a sale.Delightful experience so much that in my next life i will try to find her.