About Barbara

San Francisco and Los Altos Based Realtor Providing Exceptional Client Service in Every Transaction.

Barbara Manning

Barbara Manning

Realtor®

Get to Know Me

Barbara Manning is a San Francisco and Los Altos-based Realtor® known for her expertise in the Bay Area market. She started her career in real estate as a graduate student in Connecticut. Her first real estate investment was a small apartment building in Willimantic and her success is one of the many reasons she has made real estate her passion since 2007. Barbara moved to the Bay Area in the early '90s and immediately fell in love with the area. She earned her Ph.D. in computer science and worked in leadership positions for silicon valley technology companies, including Hewlett Packard. While working at HP, Barbara attended the executive MBA program at Stanford University. This experience gave her a keen eye for detail and the ability to negotiate with people of all backgrounds.

Selling and buying a home in the Bay Area is a large financial transaction that requires binding contracts. Barbara is recognized in this industry for her ability to break down contracts and showcase them in a simplified way. "I help my sellers avoid common pitfalls and minimize risk with details that are often overlooked. Similarly, when working with buyers, I read all the disclosures prior to the meeting and point out red flags." this is why many of her clients are referral-based and her repeat clients seek her advice on all their real estate investments. She is passionate about helping first-time buyers find their home in San Francisco as well as helping her senior clients and empty nesters transition to a more manageable home.

Barbara divides her time between San Francisco and Los Altos. She loves to read, paint and lead a balanced healthy lifestyle. She is an avid hiker and participates in several half-marathons each year. Barbara has either run or walked every inch of this beautiful place we call home.

Barbara Manning
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
There's something truly special about receiving handwritten notes from my amazing clients. Each one is a cherished token of our journey together. From carefully selecting my clients to maintaining lasting connections, I am grateful for the opportunity to work with several dozen fantastic individuals. Just as I love writing notes to my clients, I hold their handwritten testimonials close to my heart. Thes...

— Barbara Manning | Broker Associate

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Barbara's exceptional efficiency in selling our multi-family home in San Francisco was truly remarkable. Her dedicated efforts transformed our property from an ordinary building to a stunning mansion. With meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of the real estate industry, Barbara made the entire process seem effortless. Her charming demeanor and professional expertise combined to delive...

— John M | Seller, San Francisco

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
I can't thank Barbara enough for her invaluable assistance throughout my home buying journey in San Francisco. Over the course of a year, Barbara patiently guided me through the buying process and provided insightful tours of various neighborhoods in the city. Her extensive knowledge of San Francisco and the real estate market left me truly amazed. With Barbara's expertise, we efficiently explored numero...

— Ana | Buyer, Pacific Heights, San Francisco

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Dear Barbara - We wanted to say thank you again for all of your support throughout this crazy and competitive process of buying a home in the SF housing market. We very much appreciate your patience and calm guiding hand in educating us on the process. We love that you are so responsive and that no question was too small. We are so excited to move into our new home and look forward to being your neighbor...

— Connie C. | Buyer, Cole valley, San Francisco

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Barbara was very helpful in explaining the buying process in San Francisco, and give me a tour of the different neighborhoods in the city. We were able to see many great options in a short-term period of time and find my first home in the city.

— Zoey C. | Buyer, Financial District, San Francisco

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Barbara - To be a knowledgeable, professional, and perfectly charming Realtor® is indeed your calling. Thank you for taking good care of me and teaching me all about San Francisco. I was inspired to learn about your background and I hope we can stay in touch.

— Kathleen M. | Buyer, Presidio Heights, San Francisco

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Barbara made the entire selling process seamless. We were very impressed by her professionalism and negotiation skills. Her suggestions regarding the preparation of the property and staging were valuable.

— Christina H. | Seller, North Los Altos, California

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
As a first-time homebuyer (SF), I highly recommend Barbara Manning! So much knowledge, patience, and support. We never felt stressed working with her.

— Ashlynn P. | Buyer, SOMA, San Francisco

Work With Barbara

"I help my sellers avoid common pitfalls and minimize risk with details that are often overlooked. Similarly, when working with buyers, I read all the disclosures prior to the meeting and point out red flags." This is why many of her clients are referral-based and her repeat clients seek her advice on all their real estate investments.

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