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Barb, Curtis and the staff at Preferred Properties helped me out of the roughest period in my entire life. I was just a few weeks into a marital separation and needed to find a home that would be comfortable for my two children and my dog and myself. A mere month later the deal was done and now, 3 months after that my kids and pup and I are as comfortable in our new home as possible. David


Selling real estate is very complex especially when you live 900 miles away in another state. Selecting the right real estate company is very important. I was fortunate because a good friend of mine recommended Barb Trousdale with Preferred Properties. They understand the real estate market in Vermont and they have the integrity to do what is best for their clients. My first meeting with Barb and her team was outstanding, and I knew I had made the right choice for her to sell my Mom's property. Her suggestions were outstanding and I followed her recommendations and; as a result, we had six offerings to choose from in 4 days. Barb then asked the Buyer's agent to submit their best offer with limited contingencies. I ended up accepting a higher cash offer than the list price with no contingencies attached. The closing went perfect for everyone involved. I highly recommend Preferred Properties to anyone looking to sell or buy real estate. Thank you, Barb, and your team again for your dedication and hard work that you did. You exceeded my expectations and Preferred Properties is simply the best! Debbie


My husband and I were first time home-buyers with no clue what we were doing, and were wary of starting over having already gone through one realtor that did not meet our needs. Curtis & Barb changed our minds the first time we met them! They never pressured us and always made us feel like we had all the time in the world. We would recommend them to anyone and we will be definitely using them again when we buy our second home. Heather


We had a great experience with Barb and Curtis and thank them for such professional work at all times. Both Barb and Curtis are hardworking, persistent, trustworthy, intelligent, and competent, and they were dedicated to helping us find the right home. They are friendly and genuine people whom we trust--we couldn't have asked for better representation. David & Michelle


Curtis & Barb did the research necessary to help us to price our home competitively and did an excellent job with the marketing brochure. She was professional, flexible and truly cared about our needs. When it came time to negotiate, she took a balanced approach with regards to our concerns and her years of experience. Denise


We interviewed several realtors before finding Preferred Properties. None of the others could, or would, back up their claims of greatness with a proven record of success. Not so with Barb and Curtis. They instantly provided the information I asked for, and I knew we’d be a great fit for each other. It was the best decision we’ve made in a very long time. They were honest, helpful, and responsive throughout the process. We would recommend them to anyone! Patrick & Sonia



Barb is very professional, well-informed and able to explain complicated info to confused clients.  She has a wealth of experience, is practical and honest – a kind person.  Barb Trousdale was a pleasure to work with as my real estate agent. With broad experience as a town clerk prior to becoming a Realtor, she capably guided me through complex issues relating to state and local regulations.  She adeptly maneuvered through multiple roadblocks in the sale of our unusual home, always down to earth, honest, and with a sense of humor.  She was warm and her office staff were friendly and approachable. I highly recommend Barb and Preferred Properties! Jane


Barb is an excellent communicator, level headed, creative, detail oriented true professional. She guided us through the process of listing our house from start to finish. Barb showed us how to effectively list our home which was instrumental in making our transaction flow quickly. She was always available for questions either via phone or email. Barb and her team use an approach that makes your property stand out from the rest. Fully utilizing what MLS has helps people using the internet review our home from any place at any time. Ed & Lisa


At my age and with my background I have met, known and interacted with many Realtors.  Barb is at the top of the class as she does her job with a lot of heart.  She is a very empathetic person and she has excellent listening skills.  She has a unique ability to block out everything else in her day and be there in front of you when you are telling your story.  These traits do not come easily.  The bottom line is we wanted to sell our house and move.  Barb looked us in the eye and said that she would get our house sold – this year – and she did just that – and at almost full asking price!  Thank you Barb! Andy


Thank you so much for all of your skills, understanding and great experience during the selling of our house. It was a lot for us to handle - especially without having done it before - and you made it so easy. You are amazing and we are so grateful for you!! Maren


Barb made buying a house easy despite a not-so-easy situation. My family and I moved to Vermont from Vienna, Austria. Not only was Barb more than willing to conduct a lot of business over the internet, she found us temporary housing and made the transition to our new home seamless. I would recommend working with Preferred Properties without hesitation to anyone. Libby


I hardly know where to begin!  From the very beginning until the end, there was never a question that Barb was “with us” – from showing us homes on short notice, keeping us informed 24/7, and always maintaining her professionalism with her award winning smile. Liz


Barb and her team were excellent from the first contact we had. Her and her team were extremely responsive to email, calls and even text messages. And their knowledge on everything was always refreshing for us as we had no knowledge of anything as first time home buyers. She was a go getter when it came to making offers and getting things in our favor and let's not forget how friendly her and her team were with every step of the way. We highly recommend Barb Trousdale and Preferred Properties for anyone looking to buy a home! Kelly & Ben


We are so grateful to you for all of the hard work you have done for us. We have marveled throughout this process at how you possess every single skill that a real estate agent needs to have to do her job well. This is true of very few people, and we are truly grateful for your competence, persistence, patience, and good humor. We know that there is no way we could have done any of this without you. Thank you so much. Michelle


I moved to the Burlington area a year ago, and thanks to the helpfulness and expertise of Preferred Properties, my experience in finding a wonderful place to live was fun and virtually seamless! Barb spent time getting to know my needs and desires, respected my concerns, and was helpful in all respects--even to helping me put my new Vermont license plates on my car! I felt as though I had made my first new good friend in Burlington in addition to having a realtor I could work with and trust. Peggy


Thank you for the prompt response. That is great customer service. Not many people still strive for excellence in customer service. It is nice to see someone else has the same principles for customer satisfaction as I do. Thank you. Ellie May


Barb did a great presentation of how she would market our home - I knew then that we didn't need to meet with anyone else. Because of her great marketing we had showings in the first 2 weeks! Barb was always quick to follow-up with her emails to us. We could reach her any time. She'd always return our calls and answers to our questions or concerns. Patty

Words cannot express how much we appreciate all the help and guidance you gave us. You are an uüber agent. Thanks for all your hard work. Allan & Jackie

I chose Preferred Properties because Curtis is motivated to sell. He even helped mark boundaries which took a significant amount of time. He has a focus on quality, timeliness and accuracy. Keep up the good work. Norma

We are so grateful to you for all of the hard work you have done for us. We have marveled throughout this process at how you possess every single skill that a real estate agent needs to have to do their job well. This is true of very few people, and we are truly grateful for your competence, persistence, patience, and good humor. We know that there is no way we could have done any of this without you. Thank you so much. Michelle

You were highly recommended by an acquaintance of mine. I appreciated your open and honest communication with me through the process;  from my initial mixed feelings about selling, an honest opinion of value, an impersonal point of view to suggestions/recommendations to make it more appealing/marketable. Your services are SUPERB. Susan

I saw your ad on TV. Your prompt service, straight forwardness and honesty were very helpful. You always told me your thoughts; not necessarily what I wanted to hear. You were professional, prompt and had a positive attitude. It has been an honor and a pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to a long standing relationship with Preferred Properties. Ken

I interviewed and reviewed websites of 4 other brokers. You were professional, exuberant, and responsive and wanted my business!! You sold my property pronto. You are terrific – keep it up! Diana



Vermont should take notice of Preferred Properties. Finally, Vermont lands are being marketed properly by an outdoor enthusiast like Curtis Trousdale. The virtual tour and marketing materials they produced were of exceptional quality. After only a few days, we had our buyer; a fellow hunter like me. From start to finish, listing my property with other outdoor people was a wonderful experience. Tom

Curtis was recommended to me by a friend. Our home was going to be a different sale in these times; beautiful, but very remote.  The qualities we found most helpful were Curtis’ honesty and the enormous amount of advertising on the World Wide Web.  Our home was listed the first week in May and was sold the second week in June. Job well done! Barbara


Curtis focused on points I felt were important and his experience selling properties similar to mine. When he came over he was prepared to speak in detail about his marketing strategy. Curtis was professional in his conduct, enthusiastic about his ability to sell our home and supportive in his advice. Bruce