Top Real Estate Agent specializing in staging, home upgrades before market, pricing, contract negotiations and home sales in the Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Alamo and greater East Bay.
BACKGROUND: Barb was raised in the small community of Orinda where she and her family currently reside. After graduating from Miramonte High School, she headed south to attend UCLA and subsequently obtained her JD from Loyola Law School at age 26. After law school graduation, she practiced as a litigator handling general liability and construction defect cases. Her clients included the largest construction company in the US, large property management companies, builders, roofers, electricians, window and truss manufacturers and a multitude of other clients related to the real estate and building trades. Barb has the keen ability to stay cool under pressure. Besides becoming a seasoned successful trial attorney with 15 defense jury verdicts to her credit, law practice allowed her to develop expertise in drafting and interpreting contacts and to become a skilled and confident negotiator. REAL ESTATE HISTORY: Real estate has always been part of Barb’s life having grown up in a real estate family. Her mother Maxine was a prominent broker in Orinda and Lafayette for many years. Barb spent summers during college assisting her mother holding houses open and marketing her business. For the past 20 years, she has actively managed family real estate investments in the greater Lamorinda area. DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE: Barb’s passion is architecture, interior home and garden design. She has overseen 4 complete home remodels and has assisted numerous clients with interior design, kitchen and bathroom remodels. As a result she has extensive knowledge of local trade resources as well as the permitting and building license process in the Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga area.
23 Crestview Drive Orinda
Offered at $1050,000
Open Sat. & Sun 1.00-4:00.
I’m honored to have the opportunity to get my mom’s charming 3 bdrm 2 bath rental home looking it’s best with paint, clean up and staging. Close to Del Rey Elementary, OIS and Miramonte High School. Views and privacy-a real gem.
Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
I will be pouring vino 5:00-7:00pm today at COMPASS tent representing Kurt Piper Group.
Behind The Coffee Shop. Stop on by- love to see you!
I love projects and helping clients achieve something new and fresh with their homes.
Like this tired side yard turned into a serene place to have a morning latte.
All you need is a little vision...
That’s where I come in. If you’re good at what you do as a realtor, it goes way above and beyond selling houses. It’s an art. It’s commitment. It’s building trusting relationships with people and creating amazing spaces where they can live.
Kurt Piper Group
FINANCIAL MARKET UPDATE:
“We’re in the middle of a dip in global growth that’s gone on longer than central banks or private-sector banks had expected. Even with labor markets tight in most developed economies, the slowdown in global growth and the softness in inflation are pushing central banks to ease again.” - Bill Adams, senior economist, PNC Financial Services Group. Rates are expected to be lowered in the US next week and as early as this week in Europe.
KURT PIPER GROUP
I love going to work everyday and helping people make what is likely one of the biggest financial investments of a life time. I get to meet neighbors, be creative, problem solve and build lasting relationships.
What more could I ask for...
I’m honored to be included in the 2019 list of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals.
953 & 931 Hawthorne Drive
Offered at $1,499,000
This is Kurt & my 2nd Listing on this great street this quarter. 4 bedroom
3 bath home with a large down stairs family room AND a second lot with separate APN. Just up from The Trail, minutes to down town with endless views of Mt Diablo. Not to mention the fabulous wildlife and epic Oaks.
This is the perfect home for the buyer with vision. The Seller raised a beautiful family here and now it’s time to pass the torch to another.
Kurt Piper Group
814 Regency Court Walnut Creek, CA
Stroll over and visit us this weekend for our open house Sat & Sun 1:00-4:00 and take in this 2 story gorgeous 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home. Large down stairs bonus room. Tucked up at the top of a quiet court just minutes to Hwy 24, down town Walnut Creek and a short jaunt to down town Lafayette. Vaulted ceilings allow for sun drenched rooms with incredible views beyond to Mt. Diablo.
Offered at $1,295,000
Staging by Barb Brawner
Kurt Piper Group
There are buyers circling...After being disappointed having lost out on a multiple offer, short close, all cash transaction, I was able to find this home and get my fun buyers into contract on this incredible single level modern with views in Orinda.
I love my job!
After selling their home in S SF, I was able to find this fantastic home in Sander’s Ranch for my clients and just closed escrow.
Welcome to Lamorinda!
Moraga Country Club
Tucked up on a quiet cul-de-sac, this gorgeous updated 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home has stunning views of the Moraga hills. Lighted tennis courts, 18 holes of golf and a fantastic club house for dinner and drinks.
After Kurt and our team finished the pre-sale upgrades, I went to town staging this beautiful home.
Open Sunday 1:00-4:00.
Please stop by and visit.
40 Woodford Drive Moraga
Beautifully updated 4 bedroom 2 bath home with a large back yard walking distance to Campolindo High School.
Open this Sunday 1:00-4:00
Stop by and visit!
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237 Rockwood Drive S San Francisco
Broker Tour tomorrow March 26th
9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Completely updated 4 bedroom 3 full bath 2 story home. Close to
Bart, schools, SFO and access to 101.
1003 Woodbury Rd Lafayette
Stunning, beautifully appointed
2 bedroom 2 full bath end unit.
Close to down town Lafayette.
Whether down sizing or investing, these units are rarely available.
Barb Brawner JD
1331 Cameron Rd. Elk, CA
This is a beautiful vacation property located in Elk, just 30 minutes south of Mendocino. Perfect rental income property with wrap around decks and stunning views to the ocean. Private. Peaceful. A writer’s or cyclist’s dream spot. This is owned by one of my long time friends. I have spent the weekend here and was dumbfounded by the natural beauty of the area. I took a 6 mile run out from here amongst the towering redwoods. Incredible scenery and quiet all around. Perfect weekend get away.
Please contact me for more details.
Big River Realty
Hope you can join us for a glass of wine and twilight tour in down town Lafayette.
3535 Wilkinson Lane
Thursday February 28
Come see this centrally located modern masterpiece home + rental unit. zoned RB-Residential Business
You won’t believe the quiet, serenity and proximity to everything Lafayette has to offer. Absolutely exquisite inside and out.
An alternative to bold color; subtle rich toned variation on white-by
Benjamin Moore Paint
Come join us for a Twilight Tour!
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Happy New Year 2019!
It doesn’t always have to be about color. Simple, clean lines with symmetry can evoke a great sense of calm and elegance in your garden and works well with small spaces.
Great way to increase your home’s value.
Love to help you find your calm.
Take a look at this stunning new building in San Francisco. Bringing architecture to new heights.
Explore MIRA, new luxury condominium homes at the corner of Folsom and Spear Streets san Francisco.
I have some exciting news to share with you. Pacific Union International is joining forces with Compass, a national real estate brokerage. Compass is a forward-thinking real estate firm with agents and teams serving communities coast to coast.
Why stop there... I have also joined Kurt Piper to team up with the
Kurt Piper Group. Along with the fabulous Kim Siegel, the future is bright.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. 🦃
I am grateful to have a supportive family, amazing clients and crazy fun friends.
3 Honey Hill Court Orinda
Beautifully designed 6 bedroom approx 4,125 sq. foot home with a traditional east coast feel, tucked at the end of a private lane. Refined finishes with intricate milled woodwork, versatile floor plan with grand scale 10 foot ceilings. Newly refinished hardwood throughout the first level with a full en-suite guest room. 4 bedrooms upstairs in addition to the enormous master suite with fireplace and gorgeous views.
Nov 14 1:00-4:00.
Napa Valley in the fall. Perfect time to visit. 80 degrees and gorgeous.
I’m excited to announce that Pacific Union has merged with Compass and I’m thrilled to be part of this great union!
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Early morning pursuit...Nature abounds. One of the many beauties of living in Orinda, CA.
19 Bel Air Drive Orinda.
Offered at $2,250,000
Stunning 3,178 sq foot single level home. 4 bdrm + office, 3 full baths. Completely updated with spectacular views of Lafayette Rim Trail and Mt. Diablo.
Beautiful drive into listing at
270 Long Acres Dr. Healdsburg.
New Price for this stunning modern designed home. Indoor outdoor living. With 4 bedroom 3,5 bath it has expansive views out over Alexander Valley from multiple vantage points. Quiet and private yet just minutes from the square and has easy freeway access. Offered at $2,099,000.
ARTIST SARGAM GIFFIN
A RARE TALENT.
Exquisite creative contemporary art.
Her oversized pieces are on display at my listing in HEALDSBURG. Exhibited Internationally.
Commissioned oversized Art Doors.
STUNNING HEALDSBURG COMTEMPORARY
270 LONG ACRE PLACE
Offered at $2,275,000.
Located on a private hillside with expansive views over Alexander Valley. The home is 3,938 sq ft. with an open design that allows the outside in. 4 bedrooms (2 master suites) and 3.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, Wolf range and oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Porsche designed BBQ, Nest thermostats, Sonos sound and iPad controls throughout. A perfect home for entertaining!
I just listed this beautiful completely custom built home located in Squaw Valley. No design detail has been missed. The main residence features 3 in suite bedrooms, a game room, media room, reading loft, art room, gym, and gourmet custom kitchen with a grand island and eating nook. The soaring ceilings and expansive windows allow views of Squaw Creek and Painted Rock in the distance. There is ample room for friends with its private, separate 2 bedroom 2 bath guest suite. This home allows for fabulous outdoor entertaining on multiple large decks, accented by a fire pit, hot tub, lawn and exquisite landscaping.
VACATION INVESTMENT OPORTUNITIES:
Beautiful Villa la Angostura, Argentina in Patagonia. Fabulous lots and vacation/investment property available. Strong rental market. Endless lake views. Summer flyfishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking. Ski resorts at Cerro Bayo within 10 minutes of town. 5 star boutique hotels, top rated restaurants and spas. World class Llao Llao Hotel and Spa 45 minutes drive out of airport at Bariloche.
Call me with questions. Pacific Union Orinda 925.253.6229
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Gorgeous landscape from a beautiful Spanish style home in Santa Rosa.
Absolutely stunning Orinda estate available for the first time since it was custom built in 1990. On 2.64 acres of rolling primary flat land, the home is just over 6,000 sq. ft. With 4 bedrooms and 4 full-2 half baths. The soaring cilings are finished in beautiful tongue and groove woodwork, hardwood and stone floors and breathtaking views from every vantage point. With a registered heliport, there is a 3,600 sq ft. former airplane hangar, which has endless possibilities for future build out. Priced at $4,750,000.
Christie’s International Real Estate Names Affiliate-of-the-Year Winners
Pacific Union of San Francisco wins Affiliate-of-the-Year Award honors
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201 Lafayette Circle Suite 100 Lafayette, CA 94549
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