Marlene Barnes

    Marlene Barnes

    Buying or selling a home can be one of the most important and difficult decisions you will ever make.
    However, it can also be one of the most enjoyable. As your Realtor, I will use my years of knowledge and experience to help you achieve the results you expect and deserve.
    Since 1994, I have helped hundreds of families with their Real Estate needs in the Mankato area.
    Whether you are thinking about buying or selling, my expertise and community connections, plus marketing techniques will get the job done in today's market.
    My goal is to provide you with a high level of service and results you know you can TRUST! Let my
    experience and commitment to diversity give you peace of mind when buying or selling a home.
    My acquired designations include: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate Realtors
    Institute,(GRI), Residential Marketing Master (RMM), GMAC Premier Service Diamond Award, GMAC
    Medallion Award Winner, GMAC Top Office Award, Better Homes & Gardens Top Producer Award. I
    have served on the Board of Realtors and MLS Committee.
    "When you need a Realtor, Marlene should be your first choice. Marlene assisted us with the purchase
    of two homes and the sale of two homes. Great service. Professional." Jim Peterson

    My Client Testimonials

    Marlene did an excellent job selling my house ~ HanneLore Haslip
    Marlene was the buyer's agent only. I was my own agent as seller. Marlene and I worked very well together - she as buyer's agent and myself as the seller agent. Marlene was courteous, her timely work was wonderful, her support for her client, buyer, worked well and she helped me with some issues that came along and I helped her with some issues that came along. Working together as a team for buyer and seller, gets things done with no hiccups!!! The transaction went very, very smooth! As the buyer's agent, Marlene was all the above working with me, the seller by owner. ~ Debra Mast
    She is an excellent realtor. Marlene gave me crucial advice on how to prepare my house for sale.Keeping my needs in mind she got me outstanding results. Superfriendly and helpful. ~ Claudia Kogo, Mankato, MN
    She was very pleasant and efficient. ~ Irene Piotter
    Excellent help and good advice. ~ Keith Luebke
    Marlene does an excllent job. Especially when it comes to the fine details ~ jim augustin- EagleRidge Properties LLC
    I would recommend Marlene with any real estate transaction ~ jim augustin
    I am quite sure that we would not have been able to sell our old apartment house without Marlene's help. She was just wonderful. She was very honest with her estimate as to what we might sell it for but also very confident that she would be able to help us out. Those two pluses put our minds at ease that she knew what she was doing. It all went very well! Marlene Barnes and the office receptionist we worked with at Century 21 Landmark Realtors are topnotch. Marlene even helped our friend find living accommodations after we sold the apartment house. That was certainly above the call of duty. We could not have done it without you. Again we could not have done it without you. Thanks again Marlene. ~ Mary Gitter-Zehnder
    For individuals like myself that have lived in this area for 24 plus years but aren't from the area to really know a lot of the people in real estate, Marlene is the perfect choice for integrity, knowledge, and easy to work with when the time comes for selling your home. She was very knowledgeable and reinstated that by telling me how long she's been in real estate. There wasn't a question she couldn't answer. She was fair and never once did I feel that she was doing something that didn't feel comfortable regarding charges, etc. This is because she explained things so well that there wouldn't need to be a need to feel like she was doing something unethical. Calm, pleasant, timely, and professional with over twenty years worth of real estate knowledge...I couldn't have asked for more in an agent. ~ Sherilyn Malloy
    I am going to highly recommend Marlene Barnes as an excellent representative for you if you are either buying or selling because she has integrity, she is trustworthy and has a strong character, top that off with fantastic listening skills. All of those are very important factors to me when making a choice of who I feel is best suited for the job....she wins, hands down! ~ Kathryn Krenz Sleepy Eye, MN
    Marlene had to deal with myself and my ex going through a divorce. It was a long battle, but Marlene was pofessional and always optimistic. ~ Nicole Kachelmeier, Nort Mankato
    We used Marlene 2 years ago to sell our house and buy a new house. We now used her to sell that house and could not be happier. We have had amazing experiences with both of these moves and would use her again in a heart beat...although I hope we moved into our forever house for real this time, moving is no fun. Marlene sure does make the sale and buying experience easy though! ~ Stacey, Mankato MN
    Marlene was timely and professional. She easily directed me to all the resources I would need for the purchase of my first home. Communication with her was always swift and didn't leave me feeling like I had questions. I wouldn't hesitate to go back to Marlene for my next home and I would recommend anyone see her. ~ Parker Thomas, Mankato Mn
    Great suggestions wonderful To work with Very pleased w Marlene beginning to end. My mother passed in October 2017. Marlene was very understanding and helpful. We were hoping for a quick sale and she provided that to us. Would highly recommend marlene ~ Vicki ristau. Mankato
    Marlene Barnes was excellent in communicating with the seller's realtor about issues that needed to be resolved and that they were completed before the closing date. ~ Kathryn Roberts, Nicollet MN
    Marlene Barnes was easy to work with in spite of difficulties due to the distance between our location and that of the property. She communicated well with us through all the snags encountered and the numerous addendums required. ~ Jean Cooper Pemberton
    Marlene was so kind and helpful. She understood our needs and worked with us without ever being pushy. Was our second time using Marlene to buy a home and would do it again if necessary. However we love our new place so much we dont plan on moving ever! ~ Brenda S.
    So grateful to have Marlene help us through this stressful time! She found us the perfect home, and sold ours really fast. Everything went so smoothly. Thanks so much Marlene! ~ Brenda Sonnabend. Janesville
    We know our broker personally, and she has gone out of her way to be helpful, supportive, informative and patient with us. We will never consider using anyone else but her. She is outstanding. We love her. ~ Anna Greve, St. Peter
    I will be using Marlene in the future. ~ Teresá leiferman
    Marlene Barnes is an outstanding realtor. Her knowledge of Mankato real estate was gained from years of successful experience in helping buyers and sellers. She covered all the details for us and was a wealth of information. I would recommend Marlene Barnes to anyone because of her attention to detail and good communication throughout the buying process. Marlene is easy to reach, responds to questions promptly, and flexible. She is a true professional. ~ Martha Lindberg
    Marlene Barnes was perfect for the job. She knows the market, understood my needs and preferences, and got the property sold after the first showing. I recommend her highly. ~ Carlienne Frisch, Mankato, Minnesota
    Willing to deal with an out of town seller. Under the circumstances, went over and above to find a satisfied buyer and put in extra time to make sure all went well. ~ The Lang Family, Winthrop
    Marlene Barnes was great and honestly I am not the easiest client to work with- i have a lot of questions and I question a lot. Marlene had to have a lot of patience and never seemed frustrated. She was very available and never late to showings. I plan to ask her to sell down the road also, I would have no hesitations using her again as a buyer or a seller. ~ Sheila, Mankato MN
    Marlene is amazing! She was always quick to get back to me when I had "silly" questions and worked around the clock to make sure that everything went the way it was supposed to and that we got what we wanted! My husband and I have a 10 month old and she was great about us bringing him along on showings and meeting us at our house instead of the office so we wouldn't have to bring him out! I would recommend Marlene to all of my friends and family in a heartbeat and would feel confident that they will love her and their buying experience as much as we did! ~ Stacey Lundquist, Mankato MN
    Marlene was referred to us by a friend that previously sold real estate so we didn't really know what to expect when we set up the appointment! I must say, we could not have been happier with our decision to list with Marlene! Our house sold within the first week and we had a ton of interest which we were not necessarily expecting. Marlene was great about taking care of everything so we didn't have to worry about anything! I hope to never move again, but if I do I will definitely call Marlene! ~ Stacey, Mankato MN
    Marlene did an excellent job promoting my property. Her knowledge of real estate in the Mankato area was key in closing the deal. ~ Marcus Barnes Mankato MN
    Marlene was really great to work with! Very helpful and knowledgeable. we would highly recommend her to anyone and definitely work with her again in the future! ~ Kirsten Swanberg, Eagle Lake


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