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Barbara Claussen Tony Walters reviews

“Barbara is the realtor you want when looking for your new home. This is the third time our family has used her for home purchases. She is knowledgeable, thorough, responsive & friendly. Barbara went above & beyond in assisting us with our purchase coming from another state to the beautiful Mountains of North Carolina. She provided much-needed information on the area we wanted to move to and diligently found our new home, which was a perfect fit. Way to go, Barbara!!! I would highly recommend Barbara for any real estate needs in the area. Thank you, Barbara. Happy in Tryon!!!”

Chrissy Summers-Puig                                                                                Tryon, NC Buyer 2023

“My wife, Robin, and I have purchased and sold many properties during our life, and I can say that we have never experienced a more professional, competent, and friendly realtor like Barbara Claussen. From our first interaction with Barbara, she worked to understand our needs, locating our perfect home and brilliantly navigating the entire purchase/sale process from contract through closing. Anyone looking to either buy or sell a property would be well served to have Barbara Claussen as their broker.”

Neil Buck                                                                                                       Columbus, NC Buyer 2022

“Barbara is a very knowledgeable agent, especially in our neighborhood Derbyshire, which is a
unique community for the area. We would not hesitate to utilize her services, either
buying or selling a property. Barbara definitely goes the extra mile each and every

Peter and Andrea Young                                                                            Columbus, NC, Seller 2022

“Super patient and thorough. Goes above and beyond meeting the needs of her
clients. We worked with Barbara for over two years until we found the house we were
looking for.”

Jim H.                                                                                                             Tryon, NC, Buyer 2022

“We have moved many times and dealt with many brokers. Barbara Claussen is unequivocally the most helpful, professional, attentive, and charming of them all. If we have a need for a local broker in the future it will certainly be her.”
Jeanne and David Troast                                                                            Tryon, NC, Buyer 2022
“Barbara is a true professional in every sense of the word. She. worked with me for almost 2 yrs finding the right buyer at the right price for my horse farm. She made sure that every prospective buyer was well qualified and answered all my questions about the in and outs of selling. Barbara also found my current house for us the day it came on the market and negotiated a better price for me even after I was willing to pay more. I cannot recommend her highly enough!!”
Robert Then                                                                  Campobello SC/ Landrum,  SC Seller and Buyer 2021

“Barbara went above and beyond what any realtor has ever done in selling and buying both homes, I relied on her greatly and she succeeded. After selling 13 properties in my life, she ranks #1.”

Patrick Steward                                                             Tryon/Columbus/Landrum, Seller and Buyer 2021

I would highly recommend Barbara (and Tony) to anyone looking for a home in Polk County and surrounding areas. She took the time to get to know me and steer me in the right direction. Her follow-through after the transaction closed has been equally impressive. I enjoyed working with Barbara and look forward to continuing to see her.

Steve Rogers                                                                 Georgia, Buyer 2021

“Barbara was an outstanding professional realtor who was a real pleasure to work with selling this property. She had excellent marketing ideas and accepted our suggestions without difficulty. In fact, it was an excellent blend of ideas that worked. Many of her suggestions did not require any additional investment on our part but rather practical solutions to presenting the property in a favorable light. We have worked with many realtors in the past and Barbara and Tony were at the top. We will use them again on our next real estate project.”

Cary Davenport                                                             Tryon, Seller 2020

“If someone asked me to describe you in one word, what would it be? Instantly the words “Real Estate Professionals” came to my mind. It was so easy working with you. You always took care of everything! You corresponded with us..you advertised..you followed through..you answered questions..you researched..you were informative..you were there. You were honest, and we trusted you. You looked out for our best interests, and you stayed calm. You were PROFESSIONAL! We appreciate all you did..the way you did it, and the result.
Thank you for selling our property, and thank you for all you did to get it sold.”
G. Granville, Blue Bird Lane                                      Tryon, Seller 2019

“Barbara and Tony were great to work with and really made sure that our property was ready to sell. I would really recommend them to anyone looking for a responsive and easy agent to work with.”

S. King, Hamilton Drive                                              Columbus, Seller 2018

“My husband and I made the decision to move our horses from Florida to the temperate climate of Polk County in the fall of 2017. Because the World Equestrian Games will be held in the area in about one year, horse properties for sale are few and far between and are priced at a premium.

Barbara and Tony welcomed us to the area and started working immediately to find our dream farm. Barbara spent hours driving us around showing any homes that might be a possibility and familiarizing us with the area. She networked with other brokers to see if they had anything that might be coming on the market. Barbara also found a rental for us, which allowed us to remain in Polk County and continue looking. Miraculously, through Barbara’s networking efforts, she was able to find a farm that was about to come on the market, fit our budget, and met our needs.

I strongly recommend using Barbara and Tony as your real estate brokers. They leave no stone unturned. Barbara and Tony will find a home for you and introduce you to the wonderful community of animal-loving people who live here!”

K & R .                                                                                   Tryon, Buyer 2018

“Barbara and Tony are the best realtors we’ve ever worked with. They’re responsive, knowledgeable, hard-working, and they truly had our best interests at heart. There were plenty of times when they could have kept quiet about marketability or price issues with some properties we saw to get a quick commission but didn’t. They stayed with us for months until we found the right place, and we will definitely use them again.”

David Roush                                                                         Tryon, Buyer 2017

“Unbelievably nice, honest, and competent realtors! On top of the purchase, the whole time didn’t let anything slip through the cracks. No high pressure either. I highly recommend Barbara and Tony. When/if I ever buy or sell real estate in the area again, they will undoubtedly be my GoTo realtors!”

Beth Jones                                                                     Columbus, Buyer 2017

“I cannot recommend Tony and Barbara enough! They sat down with us and really took the time to get to know our family and understand what we were looking for in a house. They were kind, patient, and thorough, explained every step of the buying process, and communicated quickly and clearly throughout.”

Taylor Jackson                                                             Columbus, Buyer 2017

“Barbara was both professional, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and capable when it came to all aspects of selling our home. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell a property. She and her husband Tony were the kind of people we were immediately comfortable with and we were completely happy and satisfied with every hoop and loop that needed to be got through in the process of selling our home. They really know their stuff and that took a lot of the burden off our shoulders. We are SO thankful that we chose them as our realtors!”

Amy Wellard                                                                  Columbus, Seller 2017

“I am thrilled to write in praise of Barbara Claussen. In all of my years of buying, selling, and moving, I have never experienced a realtor like her. I was quite jaded about realtors and didn’t even realize that realtors could be this wonderful. Adding Tony to the mix only strengthened the possibility of a successful scenario. What a fantastic team! Without a doubt, Barbara exceeded my expectations and I felt like I had won the lottery having her on my side. She is honest, knowledgeable, professional and she always made me feel as if I was her top priority. This sale was by no means a huge financial windfall for her nor was it an easy one, but she treated it as if was the top sale of her career. I felt confident knowing I had Barbara representing me in all of the negotiations. Barbara brought a personal touch that I have never seen from other agents. She steered me through some major pitfalls and saved me considerable money. I am still amazed at the service I received. I highly recommend her and Tony.”

Faye G.                                                                                  Tennessee, Buyer 2016

“I was thrilled with the service Barbara & Tony provided! They went above & beyond in helping me close on a home I bought in North Carolina even though I currently live on the West Coast of the United States. Not being a local resident, I had loads of questions on who to call for home inspections, homeowner’s insurance, pest inspections, etc. and they were wonderful at providing a list of resources for me…even helping me with ideas on where to get great furniture for my new home. I highly recommend Barbara & Tony for all of your real estate needs! They are highly experienced, have the greatest integrity, and truly care about their clients. I’ll choose the Claussen-Walters Team for all my future real estate transactions!”

Karen B.                                                                  Washington State, Buyer 2016

“Tony & Barbara were absolutely amazing in every aspect of the home buying process! My husband and I bought our first house, with our 10-month-old son included in every detail, and closed within a month from finding our dream home! We could not have done it without the knowledge and expertise of Tony and Barbara. “

Cayce and Brian Hipp                                                        Tryon, Buyer 2016

“Barbara and Tony were excellent to work with on the purchase of my home. Responsive, extremely professional, and friendly. Very knowledgeable of the local market and the process of home buying. I highly recommend Claussen-Walters.”

Sara Lyter                                                                            Columbus, two-time Buyer 2016


“Tony and his wife Barbara have been very efficient and diligent in dealing with a difficult situation on the sale of this particular property. They have been very creative in their marketing, attentive to detail, and a pleasure to work with. As a broker of 25 years myself, I held them to a high standard and they passed with flying colors!” 

Judith Kerns                                                                        Tryon, Seller 2015

“My husband and I are looking for property around the Tryon/ Landrum area. By chance, we chose Claussen/ Walters. Barbara and Tony have been more than wonderful. Extremely professional, always organized, and well prepared. They thoroughly research each property and are honest about its viability in regard to our budget, our personal needs, and the future value. They treat us like we are buying a million dollar property when we are well shy of that number! That is probably what we like the most! Our experience with Barbara  and Tony has been excellent.”

Lisa Steele                                                                             Tryon, 2015/16

“Dear Barbara & Tony,

I want to thank you for all you have done, and are doing to help find me, and my animal family our forever home. Having dealt with realtors in the past I can truly say I am happy and comfortable with your knowledge, and ability to understand my needs. Working with someone who has farm animals like the two of you, gives you a greater appreciation as to what I require. Not to mention since I come to know you I trust both of you and consider you dear friends. If anyone asks I would highly, recommend both of you, and I have.”

Anitra Brinson                                                            Columbus, Buyer 2016