In 2013 Hilary Hill and Brad Barbour were both working for a large nationally-affiliated real estate firm. They had the idea that putting together the right team of people with a carefully chosen mix of skills and backgrounds could provide a better real estate experience for clients, both in terms of focused customer service and results. That was the beginning of the Hill Barbour Home Team. Their tag line was “Expect Excellence.” They are proud to say that they accomplished what they set out to do, and that made them think about how they could grow the Hill Barbour Home Team into something even more effective.
That more effective “something” arrived in the Spring of 2015 when Hill Barbour Realty first opened. Being locally owned and operated allowed them to do a number of important things:
-Offer a higher level of responsiveness, care, and attention to clients - whether buyers or sellers - in meeting their unique real estate goals
-Provide a broad range of services beyond standard listing, including appraisals, custom building, and renovations
-Give clients the added advantages of in-house expertise in preparing homes for market, photography, and effective use of web marketing and social media
-Make the most of extensive professional relationships and experience in pricing, promoting, and negotiating so that HBR clients always close with the best deal possible
-Expand the reach of the company with the selective affiliation with a limited number of other highly regarded local real estate professionals
-Have fun! HBR holds many fun local events for agents and clients . . . The annual ACC Tournament Party, Casino Night, Pictures with Santa, Shred Fest, food and clothing drives, etc.
An emerging trend is to refer to smaller, independent real-estate companies such as HBR as “boutique agencies.” Regardless of labels, creating a friendly and positive environment where the focus is always on quality over quantity, and where clients are completely confident that they are being treated ethically, respectfully and with maximum care and attention is what HBR stands for. HBR agents manage the many critical details required in buying and selling homes in a way that reduces potential complications (and stress!). Over the years Hill Barbour Realty and their agents have developed a reputation for excellence and integrity in our local market among clients and fellow agents.