Testimonials

To know that you are in good and capable hands, these clients that we helped in the past to sell or buy their houses, land or investment properties will tell you how they feel about us:

Barbara Claussen Tony Walters reviews

“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, NC, 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, NC, 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, NC,  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, NC, Buyer 2017

“I cannot recommend Tony and Barbara enough! They sat down with us and really took 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, NC, 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, NC, 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 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 Stares. 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 from Tony and Barbara. “

Cayce and Brian Hipp                                                        Tryon, NC, 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 L.                                                           Columbus, NC, two time Buyer 2016

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“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, NC, 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 it’s viability in regard to our budget, our personal needs and it’s 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, NC 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 the both of you, and consider you dear friends. If anyone asks I would highly, recommend both of you, and I have.”

Thank you again,

Anitra Brinson                                                            Columbus, NC, Buyer 2016

“We first met Tony when we purchased our property in Nova Scotia 20 years ago. He was our realtor at that time. Tony was very knowledgeable about the area and very helpful to us as we were new to the area.

When it came time to sell our house and the adjoining property the first person we thought of was Tony Walters.

Once again he did his research and provided us with comps to help us  understand the market we were in. He was very honest with us about pricing which led to a quick sale of both properties. 

Tony was very trustworthy in all our dealings with him and more then available to answer any questions we had.

He is without doubt a consummate professional realtor

Any prospective buyer or seller would be fortunate to work with him.”

David and Penny Stewart, Tucson, Arizona

“Dear Barbara and Tony:

Congratulations on your move to North Carolina and as you establish your services I have no doubt that you will be as successful in offering your real estate sales experience to new clients. Please feel free to share this letter with potential clients as you establish your real estate brokerage.

To those who are looking for residential real estate services, my wife and I fully endorse Barbara Claussen and Tony Walters as extremely competent, professional real estate sales people. In our experience they were easy to work with, very knowledgeable regarding the markets and valuations, diligent in follow-up, and keeping us informed regarding our home listing and interested buyers.

As Barbara and Tony know, our lake home in rural Nova Scotia presented special challenges as the real estate market was extremely slow for premium lakefront properties. Our location was very remote and special attention to marketing to maximize exposure locally and internationally via newspapers, internet, signage and flyers was key to our successful sale. In addition, my wife and I spend our winters in Florida and were able to arrange with Barbara to list our property before we returned to Canada in April, ensuring our home was on the market for the very important spring. Results are what count and 6 weeks later our home sold, closed and we were off to Montreal, Canada and our new home.

Thank you Barbara and Tony, for a great experience. If any of your clients would like to contact us by all means.”

Best Wishes and Success, Brian Greig Horton