Testimonials

We recently hired Barb to sell our rental property. It was our 4th time working with her! This most recent sale was challenging in that it is a buyers market. We briefly considered trying to sell the property on our own but in retrospect I’m so glad that we didn’t. We appreciated Barb’s experience, level headedness and communication while navigating us through several offers. Barb’s expertise was worth every penny. Not only does Rock Realty save you money but Barb is the nicest person and truly enjoyable to work with.

Jen & Brent


Barbara is very skilled at what she does. She really understands the market, so she was able to advise us accurately on pricing, and our listing was beautifully written and photographed. Barbara is a natural when it comes to selling and negotiating. Selling is a stressful experience, but she is such a professional that we felt able to trust her judgment and advice throughout the entire process. We have sold twice with her and bought once, and she’s been our best advocate in all three situations. Most recently, our house sold in 5 days at 99.7% of the asking price. We recommend her to everyone!

Rebecca & Cam


Last year we used Barb as our realtor to handle the sale of a revenue property and consequently purchase a new one.  We saved thousands of dollars in realtor fees, and that was not even the best part of the experience.  We have had dealings with other realtors over the years, and Barb has given us the best service we have ever had, hands down. Her advice about staging and during negotiations, patience in showing us properties, and complete professionalism during the entire process was excellent.  I have no doubt we will be doing business with Barb again.

Mary & Tim


I have had the great fortune of working with Barb Chapman (Rock Realty) through three real estate transactions and found Barb to not only be very knowledgeable about real estate but also honest and ethical and unwilling to compromise her ethics even when it might have made her job easier. I truly appreciated knowing that she was representing only MY interests and that she never tried to talk me into doing something because it might have sped things along. She listened to me and was able to judge what types of properties I was looking for and was never impatient with my long drawn out decision making process. By listening to Barb and following her advice I honestly believe I came out at least $10,000 ahead (she knew the value of my properties and recommended holding out for higher offers and she was always right!), and that doesn’t include the substantial savings on real estate commissions. I highly recommend Barb and will absolutely be using her for all of my real estate deals in the future.

Karen


Barbara is great to work with! She is always there to support and take care of any problems. Good follow up and quick response make her work very efficient. She is excellent with communication and negotiation. Thanks for helping me sell my house! It is excellent experience for me to have you be my realtor for selling the house. You will be highly recommended if my friends seek for a realtor in the future! Thanks!

Tracy


I have used Barbara in the past to both buy and sell houses. When we were listing our house with Barbara she came in and did an excellent job of staging the house, making it ready to go on the market. Barbara communicated with us regularly to inform us of showings and feedback from realtors. I really appreciated that Barbara was always honest and trustworthy. She was always in communication with us and would keep us up to date on all viewings and feedback as well as new properties on the market when we were looking to buy. Barbara helped to guide us through negotiating during buying/selling and I appreciated her opinion based on her knowledge of the industry and the housing market in Calgary
By using Barbara’s buy/sell program we saved a substantial sum of money that made moving houses a lot easier!
I would recommend anyone looking to buy or sell a house to use Barbara!!

Gemma


We really enjoyed working with Barb. After we chatted on what we where looking for in a home she just ran with it, knowing exactly what we wanted with no waisted time looking at homes that didn’t interest us. Also after purchasing a home and doing all the paper work she really pushed to get it all done with lots of time to spare. Barb is someone that I would recommend to others to sell or purchase a home for them no question asked. Thank you Barb Chapman.

Bob & Jenn


Barbara hands down is the best realtor we know.  We had an amazing experience selling and buying with her.  She is easy to reach, extremely patient, informative, professional, yet friendly.  She treats her clients like gold!  Barbara listens closely to what you say you like… but is also great at reading between the lines and figuring out what you really want but might not even realize yourself is a priority. She truly has your best interests at heart – if she thinks a home is not right for you, or has any problems, she will let you know. Barb was also there for us any time we needed her, whether that was to do a walk-through with us in person or answer a question by phone or email. We can’t imagine trying to buy a home without Barb there to guide and encourage us through the process.When selling our home, Barb came in and staged our home at no additional costs and it looked beautiful.  The staging contributed to the quick sale of our home and our listing was extremely well done.  We were drawn to Barb for her listing fee.  We bought and sold through Barb and saved thousands of dollars.  We very much felt as though we were a priority for her during the whole process of selling and buying our home.  Barb demonstrated loving kindness through the whole process and she truly cares about her clients. If you’re looking to buy or sell, start with Barb!

Melissa & Mike


I took advantage of Rock Realty’s buy/sell program and saved $10,000 on the sale of my home. Barbara runs her business with integrity. We found a home we really liked and wanted to make an offer. Barbara told us to wait until the market became more favourable for us. She wasn’t just trying to get a quick commission. In the end, her experience helped us save over $35,000 from the original asking price. Barbara showed just as much commitment when selling our home. Her marketing knowledge led to an effective strategy that yielded multiple offers and $11,000 over asking price.

Jason & Valerie


“Because of Barb’s “Buy with me, list for free” policy, we were able to save a significant amount on realtor fees.  She gave us excellent service and support every step of the way from staging our house, to closing the deal on our new place, and everything in between.  It took less than one month from listing our house to moving into our new home! Not only did Barb sell our house in about 5 days, but she had already found us the perfect new home before she sold the first one! We would definitely recommend Rock Realty to friends & family.

Mark & Stephanie


For those in search of a real estate agent, it is with gratitude that I share comments on my experience with the professional real estate services I received from Rock Realty. I can’t say enough about Barbara Chapman’s professionalism, true caring nature and extensive real estate knowledge and connections.  She brings all these qualities and more to the table for her clients, not just in the real estate transaction, but in the transition to their new home/community.It is with great pleasure that I recommend Barbara Chapman as a top real estate agent!   I have used Barbara on a previous home purchase and I did not have to think twice on who to call to sell my home in Okotoks and help me purchase a new one in Calgary this time.  I found her advice about staging my home, getting it on the market and the things to expect during the selling process excellent.  Everything was professional, from her advice about the listing price, to the pictures, to the MLS write-up, to the weekly market activity reviews, to the negotiating of the offer and counter offer with the buyers.  With her help my home was sold in less than a month.  Not an easy task in a downward turning market. My search to find a new home was not without its hurdles, because of lack of availability in my desired neighbourhoods and my quick possession date.  Barbara did everything I would expect of a realtor and more.  She made me her top priority and with lots of patients through all the viewings of homes, emails, phone calls and excellent advice, I managed to find a new home in time.Barbara’s negotiating skills are top notch and her experience as a service-oriented realtor is clearly evident in the results she gets her clients.  She possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent broker – she knows her market extremely well; she is diligent, responsive and yet very patient with her clients.The fees are exactly as advertised and worth every penny.  In today’s market or any market – the savings on realtor fees are a welcome bonus. I have and will continue to highly recommend Barbara for her expertise, experience and integrity.  She will be the one I call next time I buy or sell real estate. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and guidance Barb.  You’re a real treasure.

Maggie B. – Calgary, AB


We can’t thank Barbara Chapman and Rock Realty enough for the great experience!  This is the second time we’ve used Barbara to sell a house and the overall experience is stress free and flawless.  Barbara’s knowledge of the Calgary market is second to none and we were very impressed and surprised with the initial appraised value of our house.   Some realtors will give you an overinflated, unrealistic price so you get that feel good sensation, but fail to deliver.  Barbara is straight to the point and honest.  Even in the current “buyer’s market” we listed and almost received our asking price in just over a month!  Obviously the other benefit of using Rock Realty is the discounted commission, who doesn’t want to save thousands of dollars?  How can you go wrong with decades of experience at a lower cost?  We’d recommend Barbara Chapman & Rock Realty to anyone selling or buying in the Calgary area!

Scott & Alison


“I have now sold 3 houses through Rock Realty. Every time Rock Realty handled my sales with the utmost in professionalism, all the way from listing to handing over the keys. Barbara was always there for me in ways most people only dream their realtors are.”

Brett


Barbara was very thorough with her research into the neighbourhood we were selling in and the comparable homes on the market. She gave us great insight into how the market was doing and what were realistic expectations for our home…plus she had the statistics to back it up. She checked in weekly and explained how our home was showing, the feedback she was getting, and what homes in the area sold. I felt 100% confident in her knowledge and experience. Barbara was working for US to get the best value for our home and that gave me great peace of mind.

Shannon & Colin


We have used Rock Realty three times both to buy and sell.  Barb is an experienced realtor who knows the ins and outs of real estate. Her commission structure can’t be beat and it is clear and upfront. No negotiating needed. Barb is very patient and allows her clients to make decisions without any sales tactics. We are so happy to have found a realtor we trust. Thank you Barb!

Jen & Brent


We are very pleased to have hired Barb Chapman from Rock Realty to sell and purchase our properties.  Her pleasant and professional demeanour immediately set us at ease as we could see that she genuinely cared about our concerns and needs.Her knowledgeable and efficient service exceeded all our expectations.  Barb advised us how to stage furniture and other items that helped in selling our home more quickly.  It sold in only 11 days and in a tight market. We discovered very early that Barb truly enjoys her occupation.When we experienced a small problem on the buyer’s end Barb immediately came to our aid and was able to diffuse the situation and clear up the misunderstanding.  We would highly recommend Barb and Rock Realty to our friends and family.

Wanda & Steve


Barb is literally a rock. This was my first buying experience and Barb guided me through the process with no hitches. She was able to explain the process and made the whole endeavour absolutely painless! I love my new home and am very grateful for the professionalism Barb provided! I would gladly recommend her to anyone and will use her again if i ever move again! Thanks Barb.

Dawn


Barb was communicative and efficient during the sale of my condo and purchase of my home. She was always available to for advice and assistance and provided excellent service even after deals were complete. She went above and beyond several times for me. I appreciate her honesty and the value that she brings to her clients.

Jacqueline


Well where do I start, from the moment we met Barbara, we knew she was the one (we interviewed a few realtors) she listened and explained the process, which is important to me I needed to know the goals and what to expect at all times so that we could both be on the same page. Realtors are an extremely important part of such a stressful time in our lives and we felt great after we listed our homes we listed and sold with her, and a bonus is we sold both homes in a matter of a few days (less than a week to be exact) and even after the sale she seemed to be around, which we weren’t expecting but was grateful for. I still honestly can’t believe that she remembers us and our homes as clearly as she does. Thank you for everything Barbara!

Elysia & Steve


From the first time we met you demonstrated great professionalism and knowledge. You took the time and explained to us, in great detail, how you were going to  sell our home. It gave a great deal of confidence and we felt you would take good care of us. The whole process was so easy for us as you had our house SOLD within 24 hours of it being listed! The professional pictures you had done were amazing! We saw them and thought WOW!! I want to live there!
When we were looking for a realtor we were drawn to the $3000 and wondered what the” catch” was. Now we know the answer to that question, THERE IS NO CATCH! You are the real deal, you fight for your clients, and you are a true gem among many who are only in it for the all might dollar!
My husband and I would like to thank you for all the care and attention you provided to us thru the sale of our home. Thank you thank you thank you!

Liza 


Barb is a consummate professional.  Her attention to detail and communication skills made the selling process very easy.  We felt as though we were her top priority from start to end.  There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to choosing a realtor, but Barb stands head and shoulders above her competition.  10 out of 10 in terms of our experience with her!”
Dexter & Louise


This is the second time, we have sold a home with Barbara Chapman. Her advertisements are true! We saved thousands. Our first home took less than a week to sell. Our second home took under 30 days to sell. This time Barbara came in and staged our house (for no additional cost) and looked great! We believe the staging greatly contributed to the quick sale of our house. We will definitely use Rock Realty, if we sell again. Now I know the true meaning of the company’s name…because Rock Realty ROCKS!

Darlene and Nathan 


“…Thank you so very much again for all of the help and advise…our experience working with you has been very positive and refreshing. You can be assured we will both be recommending your services to many friends and family members should they need to purchase or sell a property.”