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Realtor Barbara Brooks Receives Two Designations

Smith Mountain Lake, VA (March 12, 2004) – Barbara Brooks, a REALTOR® with Waterfront Properties, Smith Mountain Lake’s premier real estate company since 1987, received the Graduate of Real Estate Institute (GRI) and Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designations.

According to the REALTOR® website (, “The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.”

According to the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council website (, “The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate BUYER’S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.”

Barbara has almost thirty years of professional work experience. Barbara joined Waterfront Properties in 2001. Prior to joining Waterfront Properties, Barbara worked over twenty three years in the medical industry. She is currently pursuing the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) designation and is a consistent award winning agent with Waterfront Properties and The Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors since her four years in the Real Estate industry.

Barbara graduated from Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke , Virginia with a B.S. in Business Management. She also holds a B.A. in Health Care Administration with double minors in Psychology and Business Administration from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton , Virginia . Barbara and her husband, Lyn, live in Penhook , Virginia and have two children, Natalie and Jeff.

Barbara is ready to assist home buyers in finding townhomes, condominiums, single-family homes or lots for sale that fits any need. As a member of the Multiple Listing Service of Roanoke Valley, Barbara is able to assist buyers and sellers with all listed properties in a variety of price ranges and locations.

Waterfront Properties markets property throughout Smith Mountain Lake and surrounding areas. Waterfront Properties REALTORS® are consistent leaders in sales as well as customer and client service. For more information, visit or visit Barbara’s website at

March 12, 2004   Comments Off