Real Estate Agent

Barbara Tarr's Primary focus has always been her client's complete satisfaction.  For over three decades she has helped buyers and sellers in Highland Park and the Chicago's North Shore suburbs.  She is extremely knowledgeable about market conditions and recent sales.  Whether Barbara is working with first-time homebuyers, luxury home buyers or corporate relocation clients, her sincerity, caring and warmth will put you at ease.  Ultimately it is her creative strategies for marketing homes and winning bids that are the keys to her award-winning career.  Although Barbara lives and specializes in Highland Park, her other areas of expertise include Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire Northbrook, Riverwoods, Wilmette and Winnetka.

Barbara goes the extra mile working with Senior buyers, sellers, and their families. She is extremely sensitive to the needs and concerns of selling a much-loved home filled with many memories. Barbara will work to support her client's dignity and respect while supplying professional services including organizing, handyman, movers and estate sale experts. She will always make sure that you are listened to, well cared for, accessible and that you have an agent that you can trust and has your best interests in mind.

Barbara has developed her brand as the "The Creative Solution" knowing that differentiation is key in a competitive market. Utilizing her past experience as a professional organizer, she sets the stage for your home to sell. When marketing a home, Barbara supplies maximum exposure to attract the most buyers possible to sell at top dollar.  This marketing uses innovative technology incorporating social media networking, quality professional photography and a multi-media campaign.  Barbara has closed hundreds of transactions and has had experience in all market conditions.  She is well equipped to handle all aspects of a sale or purchase.  Her training as a Certified Negotiation Specialist enables her to maximize her client's goals and ensures a smoother transaction.

Over the years, Barbara has worked with top North Shore builders and developers. This involvement provides an intimate knowledge of interior design, construction, and architecture. With her expertise of the resale market she can offer guidance when buying a newer home or considering a remodel..

A Highland Park native, she has raised her own family in the Sunset Park Neighborhood and has a widespread network of friends and contacts.  If you are moving to the North Shore, Barbara can help you get connected, find services that will allow you to customize your new home and help in any way possible to help you feel at home on your first day.

Awards and Designations

  • Chicago Magazine Five Star Professional – 11-year winner
  • Global Luxury Property Specialist
  • CMS, e-Pro, Certified eMarketing Specialist
  • CNS - Certified Negotiation Specialist

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Barbara is a lifetime resident of Chicago's North Shore and lives in the Sunset Woods neighborhood in Highland Park. She is married to her husband Douglas and has two married children and a Goldendoodle puppy.  When she is not building her Real Estate Practice she enjoys family time, painting and drawing and walking at the beach and Chicago Botanic gardens.

Barbara Tarr

1741 2nd Street
Highland Park, Illinois, 60035 United States