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  • Testimonials

    Bari is amazing!  Extremely transparent, honest, hard working and always puts the client’s interest first.  She is best-in-class! – Richard Datz


    My husband and I have bought and sold many houses over our 37 years together in different towns. That to say we’ve experienced many different professional real estate agents. Bari is now our bench mark for being the best!  We listed our home during Covid 19. That was a challenge for all of us, buyer, seller and agent.   Bari managed all of it safely and securely. She sold our home fairly quickly and due to the Sonoma County fires it fell out of escrow. That’s when you really get to know a sales agent. Her knowledge, professionalism and kind heart got us through. Bari kept us feeling positive, when we didn’t, kept us upbeat when we felt down and remained a true professional all at the same time. We quickly had another buyer thanks to her. The process was seamless, paperwork was easy, communication was excellent. She went above and beyond  in all things that mattered. Bari exceeded our expectations. – Lisa and Bert Nevins


    Bari closed a sale as the listing agent for our family this past Spring during the covid lockdown. Her steady communication, focus and experience helped to make a challenging transaction close successfully as other deals fell apart around us. I am a 30+ year veteran in real estate sales & brokerage and live out of state. I have a high standard & expectations for any agent who works for our family. Bari checked every box on our list: trust, respect for our family concerns, consistent, no BS communications and experience with a wide range of real estate activity. She patiently helped us navigate issues with tenants, family and challenging market conditions. Her team’s marketing plan was executed to perfection and cast a wide net for potential buyers. We were regularly kept apprised of marketing activities, showings, feedback and reminded of the plans for future outreach. Bari’s connections within the real estate community also became paramount during the lockdown.  I’m convinced our transaction closed because of her skills as a patient, experienced communicator & negotiator. I do not have any hesitation in recommending Bari as your trusted representative in any real estate transaction!  – Mike Shainsky


    We’ve bought and sold many homes in Sonoma and Marin. We’ve completed 3 transactions with Bari; including one sale that closed at a record price for the area and most recently, a very swift sale during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bari makes everything seamless. She’s always professional and is extremely knowledgeable about the housing market. She excels at marketing luxury homes. Despite how much she’s in demand, we always felt like her only clients! We can’t stress enough how important that was. Bari always followed up quickly on any requests. She’s proactive every step of the way. Bari treats real estate as a career, not a sideline. This makes her stand out among so many. We can not say enough wonderful things about our experiences working with her. If you are thinking of buying or selling luxury property in the North Bay, contact Bari Williams! – L. Yockel & D. Kliman


    Thank you for your assistance with the sale of our home in Glen Ellen.  From start to finish, this was a superb operation.  Your expert advice on market strategy, pricing, staging, photography and professional contacts (window washers, gardeners) helped make the home a standout.  We applaud your incredible networking and marketing approach which surely helped sell the property, in a down market no less, in 8 days. Five Stars!  Thank you

    – Mark and Darrel


    My husband I dreamed of living in Sonoma County.  Our amazing realtor, Bari Williams from Sotheby’s International Real Estate, made that happen for us last year.  Although we relocated to another state within 15 months, our experience of living in Sonoma was fantastic!  This was all due to Bari showing us so many properties before we made our final choice.  She is extremely patient and very knowledgeable when it comes to either the selling or buying process.  She has supported us in both processes several times now.  We have known Bari since 2000 and trust her explicitly!  Bari is not only a realtor to us, but a very special friend.  If you ever want a top-notch realtor, see Bari!

    – Mike and Sally


    No one introduced us to Bari Williams. We just got lucky. Very lucky.
    We’ve only owned one home. We were not trying to “flip a house”. We were selling our family home that we’ve lived in for over 20 years. We built this home. It was everything to us so when we decided it was time to go we looked for someone special and we found her.
    She was honest, straightforward and everything we hoped for in an agent, and subsequently a real friend. We would recommend her without a moments hesitation and would even be willing to share our experience personally if asked.
    If you are looking to be truly represented by someone you can trust to bring you the best possible outcome in your transaction, Bari Williams will not be outdone. She brought us the price we wanted in the time frame we expected. Look no further,
    You will not regret hiring Bari Williams!!!

    – George B.


    How many times have we said to each other – “We couldn’t have done it without Bari”. I know I have said this so many times but here goes again. So much gratitude to you for shepherding us through each stop. You made a lot of difficult things happen smoothly for all of us. You captained the whole operation with positivity, strength and professionalism. And you made the experience joyful for Dean and I. – which we didn’t expect! Thanks entirely to you – a very hard transition and change was much easier! We really mean it when we say we appreciate and love you. You are family and the best of Sonoma!

    – Shelly & Dean


    Bari just helped us close on an investment property as well and she is a true professional. The process was not only easy and clean but also a lot of fun. I highly recommend Bari for anyone who is interested in buying or selling she’s a joy!

    – Susan W.


    I am a professional Real Estate INVESTOR, not an agent. I have worked with RE agents on over 600 transactions in 30 years. This agent, Bari Williams of Sothebys is the HARDEST WORKING, MOST HONEST, GENEROUS agent I’ve ever found. I will never use another agent when buying or selling in the Wine Country. She is experienced, she listens, she works her ass off, she can negotiate very well and she doesn’t give a crap what condition or price range the deal is in… She’ll work it.

    – Mary M.


    I am the Trustee of a Trust that contained a home and property.  The property is in the Sonoma area and I reside in New Hampshire, so I couldn’t be much further away and still be in the US.  I hired Bari to take care of the sale of the property and it was just sold.  Through the whole process she was calm, professional and positive.  She put the same effort into the sale of a small home as one would into a multi-million dollar estate.  When the scourge of fire hit the Valley in the fall, she kept a watchful eye on the place and kept me informed as to events.  For me, being 3000 miles away was a little unnerving, but having Bari on our side was terrific.  I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking for a great experience in real estate, whether buying or selling.  Thank you Bari!

    – Terry Cox


    Bari was fantastic in every way. She went above and beyond the call of duty in every stage of the transaction. In fact, she continues to help us weeks beyond the end of the sale. Can’t speak highly enough of her!

    – Nedim & Iris


    You are simply THE BEST! Besides our darling Lisa and Jon, you will be what I miss about Sonoma. Your kindness and generosity are amazing. The goodness just shines right out of you. What a lovely lady you are. Thank you again for all you do!

    – Deborah and Eamon


    As we set up our new home we are just so ecstatic with how well this all worked out. None of this would’ve happened if it weren’t for you. You are so much more than an agent to us and that’s why you become close with your clients. You’re such a caring, thoughtful and loving person. Natasha and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for watching after us and guiding us through this process. Thank you so much and we can’t wait to have you over when we are moved in.

    -Andreas & Natasha


    We have bought and sold numerous homes in the Bay Area and we know how stressful the process can be.  Bari Williams made the process as seamless as possible. She was always totally professional and extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects related to the housing market. Despite being much in demand, we always felt like we were her only clients! I can’t stress enough how important that was. Bari always followed up as quickly as possible on any requests we made. She was always proactive every step of the way. It was obvious to us that Bari treats real estate as a career, not a sideline. This makes her stand out among so many. We can not say enough wonderful things about our experience working with Bari. We have come to see her as a friend, not just an agent.  If you are thinking of buying or selling property in the North Bay, contact Bari Williams!

    -Lars and David


    We met Bari 14 years ago when we were looking to move to Sonoma County. Bari listened to what we were looking for and found us an incredible home even though we presented her with an excessive laundry list of must haves.  Because of Bari’s professionalism, when we decided to sell our home in Glen Ellen we immediately turned to Bari. She is like a master conductor of a symphony, orchestrating every detail from staging, marketing, advertising, all the way through to the closing of the home. We had a strict time line that needed to be met and Bari delivered 1000 percent!!! Bari’s diligence in following up at every step meant we closed before our deadline. Bari is our Hero!

    -Tom & Claudia Cygnar


    The right realtor makes all the difference! My husband and I have sold several homes in our lives but never with such speed, ease and concern for our needs, as with our experience with Bari Williams as our realtor here in Sonoma, CA. Bari listened carefully to our ideas, she implemented all of them, she was incredibly knowledgeable and experienced and very connected within the real estate community. But she went even farther: Bari personally shopped and helped stage our home, she was careful with our beloved pets at each showing, and she accomplished the coordination of a wonderful offer within 10 days of listing. When I caught a severe case of Bronchitis 1/2-way through the process, Bari even got on the phone and helped me get in to see a specialist and then she followed up on my recovery. Amazing???!?!? What else can I say….she is the best ever.

    -Gay Machado & Mike Gretz


    Lisa and I want to tell you how much we appreciated your efforts in selling our home. We can’t thank you enough for your hard work and diligence in making this happen in as tough of a market as it has been. Of the many homes we have purchased and sold, your commitment, tenacity and diligence far exceeded the efforts of other agents.

    We truly felt that you had gone the extra mile in marketing the house, from the brochures, to the property website, the advertisements in the papers (including the Wall Street Journal) and to the many open houses. Our property certainly had the exposure it needed to find the right buyers! And once it went into contract, your diligence in following up at every step meant that we had a smooth closing.

    – Jon and Lisa Leeb


    You did it!  We are so appreciative of how you so gracefully and generously facilitated every aspect of the house sale.  Never have we worked with anyone in any endeavor who was always pleasant, always listened, always remained positive and flexible.  Everything you outlined that you would do at the beginning was done and more.  The advertising was beyond our expectations.  The photos were all excellent, as well as the fliers and all the ads.  You personally were on site for each showing, as you had promised.
    You have a rare combination of professionalism and personal involvement that made selling our home painless.  We thank you for everything and we look forward to the opportunity to work together with you again. Warmest regards.

    – Roberta and Murray Zucker


    Over the past eight years, we’ve completed half a dozen transactions with you, and every time we have been most impressed with how hard you work and the extra effort you put in to create a successful transaction.

    Bari, you have always taken the time to understand what we’re looking for in a deal and how we want to approach the process. You are always available to us to handle any issue, large or small, and you have resolved many, many issues for us before they turned into problems.  Simply put, nobody works harder for clients than Bari Williams! Thank you for all your efforts and support.

    – Mike and Elizabeth Minigan


    Down to earth, friendly, no pretense, market savvy and honest are what first comes to mind when describing Bari. We discussed what we were looking for and Bari understood immediately. She is very attune to new and upcoming listings and her response time is no less than immediate. Our search had the benefit of her in- depth knowledge of the area; she encouraged us be true to our priority list and we ended up with our dream home…it may be obscured by overgrown landscape and faded paint, but she saw the diamond in the rough and we are forever grateful.

    – Kim Belchamber


    Bari Williams is 5 Stars on all real estate fronts. I recommend her for the most discriminating buyers – those who are looking for a fabulous place at a great price. I met Bari when I saw the first house I looked at during my 1.5-year search for a house in the Sonoma/ Glen Ellen and Kenwood area. She was thorough, genuine and knowledgeable and I clicked with her energy and style from the beginning. She showed me a lot of properties as I refined the qualities in a property that I was looking for, and she did a fantastic job of understanding my objectives. She was fantastic through the contract process though a complicated purchase of a home and vineyard. My relationship with Bari continues after the closing, as she has been a tremendous help with referring me to her network of resources in the Sonoma area!

    – Carole Coplan


    You went far beyond my expectations in professionalism, courtesy, and kindness.  You deliver such good, old-fashioned service, and knowledge of the Sonoma Valley that I can not imagine using any other realtor!  I am truly grateful.  Thank you for making this house buying experience more enjoyable and informative than I though possible. With Best Wishes.

    – Michelle Lerandeau


    No realtor could have been as patient, supportive as you were during a very difficult period.  Your knowledge and professionalism were beyond our expectations.  You were also so generous in getting our house ready for the market, and having it cleaned after our difficult move.  You went above an beyond what any realtor would do, mailing us items that we had inadvertently left behind.  You were able to get our house sold on a full-cash offer which made the whole transaction easier.  Bari has also become a dear friend.

    – Natalie Faye


    We are grateful beyond words for the professional assistance Bari Williams gave us when we were selling our home in Glen Ellen during the recession. She was always supportive, energetic, positive and helpful.  In addition to helping with staging, Bari’s significant experience and knowledge of the Sonoma real estate marketplace is an important part of her skill as a realtor.  Bari is a talented professional and she was gentle and very supportive of us as clients. But she was also tough and determined when dealing with inspections and buyer offers. Bari is a fabulous photographer and our marketing brochures and print ads were sophisticated and beautiful. She went beyond any of our expectations in marketing our home.

    Bari, thank you, thank you for helping us with the practical, financial and emotional aspects of selling our home. You were always so much fun to be around.  You weren’t just our realtor, you are now our friend for life!

    – Susanne and Myrna