Prior to getting her real estate license, Barbara spent more than 20 years in marketing and public relations, holding a number of senior roles including Vice President at Edelman in San Francisco and Senior Vice President at Porter Novelli in Los Angeles, two of the world's top PR agencies. She also founded and ran a consulting firm focused on strategic communications for the healthcare and wellness industries. During the course of her career, she served clients ranging from high tech companies to healthcare organizations and real estate developers.
Before moving to Austin, Barbara sold real estate in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. There, she was named Rookie of the Year for MacArthur Sotheby's International Realty.
Barbara holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia and has taken graduate courses at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Barbara has a passion for client service and relationship building. She works very hard to understand her clients' needs and concerns and strives to deliver results that exceed expectations.
When she is not working, Barbara can often be found hiking along the Barton Creek greenbelt, two-stepping at the Broken Spoke or meeting friends at one of Austin's many great restaurants.
Barbara Van Dyke
We had no idea what we were doing when we decided to sell our house and move. Barbara walked us (pretty much having to hold our hands) through the entire process. She always made sure we knew what was going on and had our best interest at heart. She definitely went to bat for us!!!
- Danny & Adriane Esparza
Barbara is a top-class Realtor. Our family was relocating to the Austin area and Barbara found us our dream home. It was everything we were looking for and she found our home within the aggressive timeline we were under. I have never met a Realtor that was so easy to work with. She listened to our wants and needs and helped open our eyes to other possibilities. Every step of the way, Barbara was there and explained the process we were going through and what was coming up. Barbara’s professionalism, knowledge in real estate and uncanny commitment to serve her clients makes her “Best-in-Class.” I not only gained a great Realtor who I have referred to others, but I also gained a great friend.
- Ronda & Ray Allen
Our house sold. It sounds very simple when you say those three words, but there really was a lot more. It sold simply, quickly, efficiently and for a fair price All that came with a kind ear and a warm heart. Barbara VanDyke wowed us from the beginning with her ability to see our confusing market and price our home competitively within it. She has a wonderful marketing team that helps her get pictures done well and flyers out quickly. Her open house drew so many favorable viewers that our home sold within 3 days. She is sharp, confident and fun to work with.
- Sarah Golliher
We are extremely satisfied with Barbara's service, knowledge, and professionalism. Barbara made the experience of selling our home stress-free. Always quick to respond and ready to answer our questions. Barbara is dedicated to her craft and of course, her smile puts you at ease even when things become challenging. We couldn't have been happier in our choice to work with Barbara. We would highly recommend her to family, friends, and associates.
- Jorge P.
Barbara was a trooper when it came to helping us find a home. She understood what we were looking for and also pushed us to think outside the box when it came to honing in on our must-haves. She was diligent about staying within budget and the timelines we needed to find a home. Absolute rockstar!
Not only is Barbara the ultimate professional, she has become a great friend. I will recommend her to all of my friends and family! She takes the stress out of buying or selling a home because of her knowledge and professionalism.
- Marta Traweek