Barbara F. Hallen

Associate Real Estate Broker

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Barbara F. Hallen
Associate Real Estate Broker

I tried to sell my house many years ago. I never heard from my agent. That will never happen working with me. I will let you know what is happening through out the entire selling/buying process.

At a glance

My Communities
Irvington, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-On-Hudson, Greenburgh, White Plains, Hartsdale, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Yonkers

Specialties
Relocation, Buyers, Sellers, First time home buyers

Experience
23 Years

Family
Husband. One Daughter. One Shetland Sheepdog.

About me

Barbara joined forces with Houlihan Lawrence, as she felt it was time to combine her impeccable service with the number one real estate office's capabablities. Barbara joined Houlihan Lawrence because a great agent should have a great company behind them.

Barbara and her husband Mark raised their daughter in the Village of Irvington where she attended public schools. Barbara was heavily involved in many facets of life in the village, including many years service as head of the PTA at both the elementary and high school. She has been a licensed Real Estate broker for 21 years. Barbara has a degree in Graphic Design, which helps her create spectacular marketing pieces for her clients. By joining with the #1 agency in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess County, Barbara knew she will be able to extend even better service to her client/customers.

Professional Awards & Achievements

Westchester 5 STAR RE Agent 2017 2018 and 2019, Houlihan Lawrence Silver Award winner 2016 and 2011, WBAR Excellence in Sales Silver Award 2009, WBAR Excellence in Sales Silver Award 2001, Multi Million Dollar Sales Award from LRE for agencies with 20 or less employees 2007 2008 2009 2007, Premier Club Bronze Level from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World 2006, Premier Club Bronze Level from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Highest Achievement in Sales for Irvington Prudential Ragette Office.

Professional Associations & Designations

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Million Dollar Club WMLS 2007 2005-2009, Treasurer of Metro Group Relocation, National Association of Realtors Member, New York State Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service

Community Involvement

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance STS facilitator, local chapter member of FORCE, SHARE Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Hotline Volunteer, PTA President of Dows Lane Elementary School for 8 years. President of Irvington High School for 2 years

Personal Interests

Theater, Books, Fine Wines, Cooking, Ovarian Cancer awareness

Real Estate Expertise

Associate Broker with Houlihan Lawrence 2009- present

Director of Relocation for Hudson Shores Realtors 1999-2009 Specializing in single family homes, condos and coops in Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, and Ardsley for 20 years.

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Fine Arts. New York State Assoication of REALTORS, Inc. Professional Development Office various courses towards obtaining GRI designation.

Testimonials

Even after 3 years of looking for our dream home, Barbara never gave up on us.  She always gave us hope that we would find the home we are looking for!  And we did!  We are happily living in our new home.  Barbara was a patient, and very knowledge agent.  She would always have the answers to all the question we had (and we had many!).  The few times she didn’t she would reach out to others or research and get us the answers.
We were very luckily to have Barbara on our side during our (very long) house hunt. We would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a home.  I’m sure she will also be able to find you the home you’re looking for, no matter how difficult it may be.

 

K.C.

  • Barbara's extensive knowledge of the real estate market, coupled with her ability to comprehend what people are really looking for, make her a pleasure to work with.

     
     

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Pat

  • Barbara worked with us to sell our home as well as the purchase of another one. Our open house was held one weekend and we had multiple offers which she helped us sort through in a fair process. Additionally, she 'insisted' that we 'just look' at the house we ultimately purchased. Barbara had first hand knowledge of the area and got to really know us! This allowed a very successful collaboration!!!
    Pat B

Pat B

Andy and Mathy

  • Our experience with Barbara was outstanding from the beginning to the end, culminating in the sale of our house to a lovely couple with two children. Barbara always responded quickly and appropriately to our questions and concerns. We trusted her judgement and recommendations. The sale of our house was complex since we had lived in it for over 40 years. Many things had to be brought up to code so that we could get an updated certificate of occupancy. Barbara's advice and knowledge of the requirements was invaluable in having the necessary things get done smoothly. We were delighted and thankful for all she did for us. She gets our eternal gratitude and our highest regard for her professionalism.

I absolutely recommend Barbara as a real estate professional. She was an outstanding broker! She knew the River communities and condo complex very well and was able to negotiate an excellent selling price. Barbara was personable, flexible and responsive in dealing with me. I hope I can use her again if I return to the River towns.

S. Weyburn

BARBARA HAD LIVED IN THE AREA FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. SHE WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE REGARDING THE SCHOOLS, RECREATION, TRANSPORTATION, ETC. IN IRVINGTON. WORKING WITH HER WAS A PLEASURE. EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY WITH A GOOD OUTCOME. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BARBARA.

K. Ross

Barbara, Is a great realtor, I always tell my friends to use her when they need to buy or sell their house or rent an apartment. She is friendly and very easy to get along with.

E. Raboy

Barbara helped make our first property purchase a breeze! She was our strong foundation amidst a number of difficult roadblocks we encountered along the way. Would highly recommend!

Carmine Iallonardo

Over the years, Barbara has helped me sell 2 homes and buy 2 homes, and she was always extremely knowledgeable, helpful and practical. She goes above and beyond in service, and made sure we always got the best deal we could.

Linda Tiano

Barbara is savvy about the market we were interested in; she gave me good advice and was generous with her time. I was glad to have her with me during the home buying process.

M. Buechner

Barb Hallen, our real estate rep, helped us buy our place in 1999, and sell it in 2010. Both times she was always available to answer our questions, hold our hands when we panicked, and guide us to a lawyer (a good one with reasonable rates, no less!) when we needed one. In the down market of 2010, we worried about being able to sell, but, thanks to Barb and Houlihan-Lawrence, we were under contract for full asking price a mere week and a half after the place went on the market! Does it get any better than that? NO! Hats off to Barb and the professionals at Houlihan-Lawrence. - Nick Andes

Nick Andes