When one of life’s most important decisions is at stake – buying or selling a home – Barbie is all heart and all in it. She strives to redefine what it means to be a real estate agent by focusing on:
People before profit
Reliability and Trustworthiness
Quality over Quantity
Family, faith, and community
As your agent, she will make the real estate experience rewarding, fighting hard to get you the best deal and value in a home you love. Whether you are seeking or selling a family home or an oceanfront oasis, she’ll deliver outstanding service and extensive local market knowledge to help guide your next move. Licensed in Virginia, Barbie specializes in residential sales in the Hampton Roads area.
Every listing, regardless of price, receives the same focused attention.
To list a home with Barbie is to present it in it’s very best light, and to give it the widest possible exposure to home seekers both on line and off. Her approach is effective with an aggressive and strategic marketing plan designed to bring you a buyer at the highest price in the shortest amount of time.
Barbie Summers specializes in 5 major cities in the Hampton Roads area. Click below to search the latest MLS data by city and top categories.
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Barbie was highly responsive and professional in advising my family during the recent sale of our home in Chesapeake. The market was so intensely competitive and fast moving that her experience in preparing us for the listing, staging and showings was critical to our success and confidence throughout the process. We ended with more than ten offers over asking price due to her savvy management of the Hampton Roads market and our property. If you're looking for someone with extreme organization and hyper-focused communication to lead you through the selling or buying process, then you need to call Barbie!
We are a military family that just moved back to the states from overseas and needed a realtor to help us find a home ASAP. As first time home buyers, we were nervous and clueless about the home buying process. I cannot emphasize enough how fantastic Barbie was. She worked with us over several time zones away, was responsive to emails, texts, and questions, and arranged for us to virtually tour properties, ultimately helping us find a great home for our family. Highly recommend!
Barbie is one of the most compassionate agents in the Hampton Roads real estate market. She always goes above and beyond and has insights that other real estate agents do not! Barbie was always available to answer questions I had in a prompt manner. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a house!
Couldn't ask for a better realtor. It was a pleasure to have such a knowledgeable professional assist with both financial and legal matters while completing the home buying process.
Barbie was referred to us through our relocation firm, and we could not have been more fortunate to have her represent us in two complex transactions for both a sale and purchase! She is beyond knowledgeable, and professional, and the most hard working individual I know! Barbie will be our realtor, and more importantly, friend, for life!
Barbie is AMAZING! She helped us with every step of the way with selling and purchasing a new home. I am recommending her to everyone I know who is in need of real estate of assistance. Barbie is extremely responsive, professional and knowledgeable. We are extremely grateful for her!
Barbie made the home buying experience painless and easy. She was aware that I have very little spare time, but she was always available and that made a big difference. She is also very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.
Barbara was very helpful and knowledgeable with the whole process of selling our house. She was on top of everything, and she made sure to answer any question that we had. No better Realtor!
This was our first home purchase and Barbie was extremely helpful walking us through the whole process. She answered all our crazy questions and was always there when we needed her. Couldn’t recommend her enough.
I highly recommend that anyone in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas looking for a new home contact Barbie. I had the challenging task of looking for a new home while living outside the area (in Northern VA). She has made this so much easier than I could have imagined. She has gone above and beyond to help make this process go smoothly.
I have used Barbie for multiple transactions and the level of service surpasses any prior interactions I've had with realtors. Barbie is a so thorough and hand holds you through the process from start to finish using her knowledge and expertise. We have referred her multiple times over the years from our initial experience with buying from out of state, and nothing but high praise of her comes from those referrals. 10/10, will continue to recommend her to anyone with real estate needs.
My husband & I selected Barbie as our realtor after she came highly recommended from a professional colleague. We never regretted our choice! Barbie was always responsive, is extremely knowledgeable, and knows so many people in the industry. Not only did we find a home that we love (in the midst of a crazy market), but we also feel set up for the future with a brick mason, handyman, and other connections that Barbie gave us! I’ve never had a realtor be so invested in us getting the home that we want. We would recommend Barbie to anyone in the area looking for a house to make home!
This is the second time we have worked with Barbie Summers and our selling process was just as flawless as our buying. We will definitely be keeping in touch with her in case we are ever in Virginia and need to buy/ sell another home. She is so knowledgeable and professional in every aspect of the process. We recommend her to everyone!
***ABSOLUTELY STELLAR PROFESSIONAL*** Barbara has been with us since the beginning and guide my wife and I to buy and sell our first home! Amazing customer service from the beginning to the end. Always available to answer questions doesn't matter the time, date or place. Extremely honest, upfront and direct, does not bounce around the corners and never once did she mislead us in anyway. Thanks to we were able to buy our first home at an amazing rate and sell the same 3 years with an totally unexpected offer. Barbara was without a doubt the best investment we have ever done as a family. She will always be our to go person for all my housing needs.
When we were thinking about buying a second home in the Virginia Beach area to be both a vacation investment property and second home for us while I am stationed on a ship in the area, Barbie was a tremendous help. She took the time to explain the short term rental market in the area, which can be difficult to understand, while also guiding us towards family friendly beach areas she thought would work for our situation. Since it was difficult for us to travel for the house hunting she went out of her way to do virtual tours that included walking out to beaches from potential homes to give us as much of a feel as she could. Even though our search for a beach home was very specific, her willingness to go the extra mile for her clients was evident. Her knowledge of the market was also key to negotiations and really helped us out. We are enjoying the place immensely and can't thank Barbie enough for all she did to help us out, going from an idea of maybe getting a beach place, to closing on a beach front condo.
We were first time homebuyers in a crazy market. Thankfully, we found Barbie! She was able to walk us through the process, answer all of our questions, and ensure our offer stood out. We were new to the area, and Barbie took the time to show us around and help us understand the different neighborhoods. Her insight and experience were invaluable to helping us find the perfect house. We couldn't be happier!
Barbie is an absolutely amazing Realtor! She is an asset and a wealth of knowledge in hunting for the perfect home. She took the time to explain every step of the process in detail, goes above and beyond what was expected, and worked tirelessly to help us find our home.
I never knew how hard a realtor can work until we witnessed Barbie Summers secure us our favorite house in the most challenging market imaginable. Barbie is incredibly knowledgeable about the market and gives honest, inciteful and exceptionally helpful advice. Barbie was constantly available to answer questions, offer support, and guide our decisions. I honestly didn’t believe we’d have had success finding ANY house within our short, military life timeframe and in this hot market, and yet we left with a dream property as Barbie continued to fight for us even after we had to leave town. If you are a military family looking for a house, this is your person.
Barbie is the best realtor that we've had the pleasure of working with. She really cares about her clients and always puts the client's interests first. She was very patient with helping us find the perfect home and never tried to push us into purchasing anything we were not comfortable with. She was very approachable by phone/text/email to answer any questions we had. She has a good understanding of the area/market and has many contacts in the business. She takes the time to really understand and meet your needs. She helped negotiate our contract and worked hard to find us a home that satisfied our requirements. She will take good care of you and we highly recommend her!
Moving with a quick timeline on a military move, Barbie was an exceptional realtor to work with. My wife and I had complete confidence throughout the entire buying process with Barbie guiding us to the perfect home. She was available for us whenever we needed to get in contact and always provided trustworthy and honest advice. She always respected our opinions and worked around our needs, we can't recommend her enough!
I can’t begin to tell you how incredible this woman is! From the second I met her I knew we had the right realtor. She had a game plan, answered ALL my questions (and I had a lot), put my mind at ease. Barbie went over and beyond to make this process a simple and smooth one. From start to finish she exceeded all our expectations. I will recommend her over and over again!
Barbie was such an asset to me as I negotiated for my home. She was not only knowledgeable, but responsive, patient and she always made herself available. I felt like I was in expert hands the whole way through the process. Everything went seamlessly! If you are in the market for an excellent realtor I would not hesitate to recommend Barbie.
Do you want to work with the best???...Look no further!!! Having Barbie Summers represent me as my real estate agent and advisor for my recent purchase was an ABSOLUTE JOY! Well versed in the industry and will fight to ensure her clients are taken care of. The process was smooth from beginning to end, and in this current market that is a win in itself. Thank you Barbie for the awesome experience and I look forward to working with you in the future!
We were from out-of-town and Barbara worked tirelessly to help up find a beach condo that we loved, in the exact area that we were looking, and continues to go above and beyond to help us with any questions that we have. We definitely recommend Barbara to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.
Barbara was a pleasure to work with and did everything needed for a smooth transaction and closing. She was very responsive to my questions and needs. I highly recommend her as an agent!
Barbie is the absolute best Realtor out there! Works diligently and is always available to answer questions. She knows the area and has resources available. She provides excellent analytics of the market as well. If you don’t choose Barbie you lost in my opinion. Thank you Barbie!
Barbie came in and saved the day! Had multiple offers, in hand and above asking within 2 days of being on the market. She had a great marketing strategy and an experienced team behind her to help pull everything together for a 21 day close. Would definitely love to work with her again.
Barbie was always so sweet and friendly but also so knowledgeable and businesslike regard sale of my home, et I would surely call on her again ! I am a widow so walking me thru questions was such a blessing!
We couldn’t be happier with having Barbie as our realtor. In this competitive market you need a seasoned realtor with a network to find the right home for you and your family. This is where Barbie shines. She is a true professional, that’s precise and always on the ball. She is patient with her clients and makes sure you find a home that’s fits your family needs. She has tons of experience and knowledge that comes very handy with investing in a home. Not to mention she’s just a joy to be around and we couldn’t be more thankful to of had her as our realtor. Wouldn’t use anyone else!
Barbie is not just a great realtor, she is a "finder of happiness." We are an agent's worst nightmare. We did not know what we wanted. We did not have a definite price range. My husband and I talked a lot but couldn't agree on anything. We lived a few hours away so our schedule was flaky. Barbie not only handled all of this like it was normal and "no big deal," she zeroed in on our comments and helped us find out what we wanted. There were 4+ offers on the property we chose, and Barbie helped us win our dream vacation home on the beach. Barbie is professional, in that she comes ultra-prepared, and there isn't a question she can't answer. Barbie knows the VA Beach area like it's the back of her hand. Barbie is patient and generous with her time. She never made us feel like we were annoying (and we were) or indecisive (we were too). Thank you, Barbie, for a great home-buying experience!
What can I say but EXCELLENT! I found Barbie through a recommendation on a military Facebook group and oh man was she the right choice! I'm a first time home buyer and had just absolutely no idea how to navigate the home buying process. I was super nervous, I'd just moved to the area, started working at my new command and was very overwhelmed. Barbie saw this and helped me through all the steps. She was so big on educating me on what to expect, what to do and was so helpful in making this process as smooth as it could be. I really felt taken care of and like she had my back and best interests at heart. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in getting through this stressful but exciting phase of my life. Thanks for helping me get those keys in my hand! Highly Recommend!
Barbie was absolutely the best realtor we could have asked for, from start to finish. As this was our first home buying experience and we were moving long distance, we needed someone who was going to take things at a pace we could understand and feel comfortable with. She walked us through every single step and explained any and all points of confusion. If we ever had a question or were feeling discouraged, she was there to help in every way. She even answered questions we didn't know to ask! Even in the middle of a pandemic, Barbie did everything she could to make our home buying process as seamless as possible. We are in love with our new home -- we cannot recommend her enough!
Barbie was invaluable to finding our first home! She listened to what we wanted in our home, and modified the MLS to best fit our wants and needs. Whenever we asked questions, Barbie was very responsive via text or phone and she did her due diligence to find out as much about the properties. She was very friendly and an incredible joy to work with!
Barbie was a pleasure to work with and an excellent realtor. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the market and was patient and helpful as we searched for the perfect home. She did a wonderful job during the negotiation process and helped guide us through the closing process. We would recommend Barbie to anyone looking for a realtor in the Chesapeake and surrounding areas.
Barbie is a fantastic realtor from start to finish. Quite frankly, she’s the best! She is professional and personable. Barbie is highly responsive as well as knowledgeable about the entire purchasing process. I would highly recommend her whether you are buying or selling. No wonder she’s a top Realtor!
As a repeat customer of Barbara's, we knew we were in good hands. Again, Barb made the process smooth and painless. She was one step ahead during both the sale of our house and the purchase of our dream home. She's warm, welcoming, professional, and great to tour houses with as she's full of great knowledge about the area and what goes into a remodel. This is valuable when you're comparing potential purchases or investing in your own home prior to a sale. Last, I'd like to state she's a far better negotiator than I, and we were thrilled to have her on our side.
She is an asset to her profession. Was very helpful preparing my house for sale. Always available when needed. Highly recommend. Home sold after 3 days on market with full price offer.
Barbie did an amazing job. She listed our home at the right price point, generated a ton of interest and a quick sale. We had to have some unexpected repairs done to the home to close the sale but had unfortunately already relocated to another state. Barbie lined up contractors, got estimates, oversaw the entire process for us and communicated with us as things moved along. We could not have done it without her. We felt exceptionally lucky to have chosen her as our realtor and would recommend her without hesitation.
I am an elderly widow and was anxious about the process of selling and buying a new home. Barbara walked me through the process step by step with amazing patience and kindness. Her knowledge was extensive in every area of buying and selling as well as moving in and out cleaning services, area businesses, utility hookups and professional and handyman services. She was a jack of all trades in knowledge. She will not fail you.
Chose Barbie! She is a delightful person and genuinely cares about her clients. She helped my husband and I close on our very first home during one of the most stressful times of the year, the holidays! We had our inspection the day after Thanksgiving, our final walk through the day after Christmas, our closing date changed multiple times, and she was there for all of it. She kept me calm and my eye on the prize. Even when it seemed like it would never happen. She was available all times of the day including weekend and nights. She answered all of my questions and was able to make other recommendations for fabulous people to work with to get to closing. Overall she gets a 10/10 in my book. Thank you for all you did for us, we couldn't be happier!
If you are looking for a realtor look no further you won’t find anyone better then Barbie! When we first contacted Barbie we were residing in another state and were not familiar with Virginia Beach or Chesapeake area, but after discussing our lifestyle with Barbie she was able to find us our new home. She made the process painless and easy. Always had great communication from day one to closing day. Would highly recommend!
Mrs. B was outstanding, she made me and my grandmother feel so important and helped us every step of the way. I was grateful to have a realtor as fantastic as her. I appreciated her truthfulness and guidance she gave us from day one.
Barbie is amazing! It was our first time buying and she made it so easy. She was thorough, friendly and helpful from the first moment. We found the perfect house and made it to closing without skipping a beat. If you are looking for a realtor that truly cares, extremely knowledgeable and will walk you through the entire process without letting you down – she is your person!
I couldn't have asked for a better agent to walk me through my first home buying experience. Barbie was more than happy to walk through any and all questions I had as well as provide insights which I did not even consider. She understood and worked with me on the concerns I had and was very transparent throughout the whole process. It was clear she had my best interests in mind. Barbie was incredibly diligent with her work on my purchase, as well as following through with the seller's agent to keep things on track. She kept me ahead of all my deadlines so the process was very smooth, as well as provided regular updates when any new information arose. Barbie has plenty of experience with military clients, and it shows. She understands the PCS process and the considerations involved. When I had to return to Florida for 2 more weeks after I put in an offer, she essentially handled everything in Virginia. I would personally refer any friend in Hampton Roads to her (military or civilian).
I cannot imagine going through the process we went through without Barbie’s guidance. From the very start she listened to our wishes, and knowing our circumstances were special she worked with us closely every step of the way. If you choose her to help aid you in your home purchase, she will not lead to wrong, she will help you and make sure you know exactly what to expect along the way. She continues to keep in touch, even long after closing. She’s more than an agent, she’s become someone very dear to my heart. I will always be thankful that we were lead to her during this process.
Barbie was such a pleasure to work with. Her quick replies, knowledge about the community, and confidence in negotiating, made our home buying experience seamless. I have already, and will continue to recommended her to anyone needing a realtor!
Barbie was exceptional with the whole process of finding our home and buying our home. She went above and beyond in every aspect. She was always available when needed and eager to help. We lived in another state during our home search and we couldn't always be present for walkthroughs. Barbie would Facetime us and keep us in the know. She always responded so quickly to any questions we had. She knew everything about every house we were interested in! I would highly recommend Barbara Summers! We are a long time military family and we move often. We have never worked with a more pleasant real estate agent that works so hard for her clients.
Extremely knowledgeable, handles all your questions or concerns in a timely manor! Even after closing she is still willing to help or assist with any questions or concerns with the purchase of your new home. Always on her game! Great realtor! Highly recommended.
In every way, Barbie Summers was the answer to our prayers! Her listening skills combined with her knowledge of the industry and specifically Hampton Roads area are priceless. You will be blessed by her talent
Our entire home buy experience was perfect! After providing Barbara with our purchase criteria she found the best houses to suit our needs and she stayed within our budget. Once we found a home that we were interested in she helped us every step of the way and made sure everything was completed on the sellers end. And not only did she make sure all things were taken care of, she made sure they were done correctly. Even after closing she is still working with us making sure that all outliers are being addressed and taken care of promptly. She was always courteous and professional and her experience speaks for itself. Unfortunately we can only give her five stars. She deserves more!
My husband and I will be eternally grateful to Barbie for the sale of our home. When we listed with Barbie, she asked “why has this house not sold” (we had it listed 3 other times over the past 10 years). She looked around our house and found a couple of minor problems which she fixed and a major problem (our neighbor’s backyard). This was a win-win situation, he could no longer do it himself, and she sold our home. We had already sold our house and were paying bills on two homes, so we needed to sell it quick. She brought us multiple offers in less than six weeks! From the beginning she took all the stress off of us. She gave us weekly updates, a plan of action for the following week, and let me know right away how showings went. She got us a full price offer in less than six weeks! She also has a team of professionals to handle any PICRA deficiencies, we did not have to lift a finger! If you want a no stress purchase or sale of your home, Barbie is the one to call. I could go on all day about why Barbara “Barbie” Summers is the most fabulous realtor!
Our experience with Barbara Summers was beyond exceptional. Her professionalism, honesty, knowledge and promptness was refreshing during this challenging time in our lives. She is personable, approachable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with her time. She answered every question and explained every form (we didn’t understand) and gave us guidance through the entire process. I would recommend Barbara to anyone considering buying a home in the Hampton Roads area, she made buying a house painless and exciting.
Barbie came highly recommended and because of that there was no reason for her to contact us to "sell her expertise" but she did anyway. We were immediately impressed by her because she was interested in what we wanted and stuck to it. We had a plan/timeline since we were PCSing from Guam during the holiday season and she made our plan work. She was knowledgeable about the business, the area we were looking in and knew other key players to put us in contact with that worked just as hard as she did! She showed us houses, took notes about what we liked and disliked and helped us make the best decision for our family! Barbie is now a permanent part of our family! Thanks for helping us find a house to make a home in VA!
In my opinion you could not find a better realtor. Barbie Summers is a first class act. She was informative, timely, knowledgeable, provided additional services with a great home inspector and closing agent. Hands down a true advocate to have buying or selling. I highly recommend her.
As a first time home buyer I feel blessed to have met Barbie Summers she took the time to answer all of my questions, was very timely with scheduling viewings and arriving for them. Barbie has surrounded herself with great people from the home inspector and the closing agent. I have to say she was a true advocate for me through the entire process. I highly recommend her.
Barbie was such a gem through the entire process! She was friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and professional. Her experience shines through with her knowledge of home values and local areas - she was spot on! She made sure that we were able to get the best bang for our buck while respectfully making sure we maintained our set budget! She answered all of our questions and was an extremely thorough and a hard worker. She stayed by our side, educated us, and walked us through each phase of the buying process. Barbie ROCKS!
Barbie was phenomenal and patient with us showing us all the houses we needed to see to find the one we liked the most. She has been quick in all communication and no matter what time or day it is she always responds and resolves any issues that arise. As a military member who was not local, we could not have completed our purchase with as much was if it was not for Barbie.
Barbara is very hard working, quick to respond, and is excellent on follow up. She is very knowledgeable about the industry as well as the area. I would definitely recommend her and use her again for real estate.
Barbie’s expertise and demeanor was so helpful throughout our entire process. She was a fantastic advisor, advocate, educator. She encouraged us with good advice but never pressured us. She helped us sell our home quickly, was so patient as we searched for our new home, and helped us with every single business aspects the sale of our prior home and purchase of our new one. She is the realtor you should choose!
Barbie was very friendly and great to work with. She went above and beyond for us, willing to help out in any way possible! If we are back in the area we will absolutely being contact Barbie again!
We had our home on the market for 6 months with no offers and contacted Barbie when our contract was up with another realtor, she was very honest and confident that she could sell. Between her marketing and open house our home sold in a little over a month. Barbie is very knowledgeable and has a passion for her job. She is amazing !
She's an excellent realtor, helped me to find a suitable home that meets my budget and needs. She is very knowledgable about type of homes in different locations. Highly recommended!!!
I just bought my 4th property and I used Barbie Summers for this purchase. I will never you anyone else. She was the best realtor I had ever dealt with. Keep up the good work Barbie. And thanks again.
From the beginning Barbie put her whole heart into helping us find our home. We had a few requests that made things a little harder but she took it in stride and took on the challenge, finding us a perfect home for our family. She knows the right places, people, businesses that will help the process of buying a home not sting so much and move along a little smoother. We highly recommend Barbie for your home buying search!!
We were able to find a newly listed home and placed an offer to purchase that was quickly accepted by the Sellers.
Barbie was very helpful in assisting with offer and purchasing process.
Barbie recently helped me and my wife buy a home in Norfolk, VA. This was my first time buying a home, and Barbie’s expertise and advice was invaluable. We came to her because we went to see a home in the neighborhood we were renting in and we absolutely fell in love with it. As first time buyers, we really had no clue of where to start and what important questions we needed answered before putting in an offer or deciding if a home was a good fit for us or not. We really wanted to find an agent we could trust, and I’m thankful that we did. Barbie helped us in every step of the process. She calmed us when we had fears and never once pressured us to make any moves when we were feeling unsure.
Barbie is a wonderful person to work with. She was very flexible and willing to work around our busy schedules. She is very knowledgeable and is able to provide sound advice, especially for a first time home buyers like us. Most importantly, Barbie really cared about us and this huge decision we were making in our lives. Can’t recommend her enough.
Barbie is amazing. She went above and beyond to make sure that i stayed informed about all steps. Her professionalism and timeliness are on point. With her help i was able to find the perfect home. She still checks in with me, even if the transaction is over. I highly recommend Barbie. Loved working with her!
We always knew that Barbara had our best interests at heart. She was a great listener, and was considerate of our specific needs. Barbara sold our home and assisted us in buying a new one, and both transactions were great.
We thank Barbie for shepherding us through the buying process of our first home. On both a professional and personal level, it’s been a pleasure.
Barbara is knowledgeable, understanding, honest, fun and extremely thorough. We were confident that she would take care of everything and communicate throughout the process and she did. We highly recommend Barbara!
Extremely professional, prompt, courteous, and an amazing communicator. Barbara was one step ahead of the entire process and stuck with us even after her job was finished. It's not just a sale with Barbara, it's a passion for selling your house and putting her clients in the house they deserve as smoothly as possible. If you need someone who can give meticulous attention to detail and be responsive to your needs then you aren't going to find one better than Barbara.
We had a great experience working with Barbie! I couldn’t believe how responsive she was to all my requests and questions, and she knew far more than I ever hoped to about the process of buying an investment property. She was always well prepared, responsive, patient, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!