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“When researching realty firms we discovered that Carol Barkstrom, the Broker of Connections Realty was voted RICHMOND’S TOP REALTOR by readers of Richmond Magazine. But we also chose her firm, Connections Realty for its modern approach, honesty, knowledge of the market, creativity and dependability. Carol listed and sold our house for us in a very difficult real estate market. With her help with staging, exceptional brochure, open houses, multiple media exposures, etc. she sold our house quicker and for a better price than anyone we know of in our area.  Then she found just the house we wanted (on the water, near the grandkids, etc.). Carol went beyond the call of duty maneuvering through the complications of buying a house that was part of an Estate and working with the multiple parties involved (including heirs, attorneys, executor and other Realtors) to expedite all the details to make sure the transaction went smoothly. Carol is a committed real estate professional who is a strong advocate for her clients. We wholeheartedly give her enormous credit for tireless effort and thank her for a Job exceptionally well done – the results exceeded our highest expectations.”

Don and Pat


“Connections Realty took over a difficult 120+ day listing from a competing realtor and sold our house in record time (within a month) just as they said they would. Their ability to engage and understand my family’s needs, their aggressive marketing, and a deep understanding of the area are strengths that put their Concierge firm head and shoulders above others.  They made excellent suggestions on things we could do to help the sale and recommended a price which was above what other Realtors suggested. They got us a fabulous sales price even in a sluggish market – 99% of the asking price even in a relatively high price range. From our initial interview through the closing, Connections was always on top of everything and doing the things necessary to get the job done. The ability to get people through the house was exceptional and the process to track and follow up on the activity was impressive. Communication was prompt and extremely helpful.  Connections is not a firm to just ‘put up a sign’ and wait – They Make Things Happen! They also kept in close contact with my wife throughout the process as I was already relocated to my new job. That sensitivity and extra effort were highly appreciated.  Since I was 3,000 miles away, it was particularly important to know the sale was in totally professional hands.  My only responsibility was signing the deed. My experience with other Realtors has often not been positive, but I am very glad we were able to partner with Connections to sell our home – they truly were a seller’s dream come true!”

Bob and Julia


“We bought our home in Powhatan with Carol’s assistance in 1998 and the experience was such a pleasure that when we recently decided to sell we naturally called Carol. She was wonderful. We experienced some extreme problems during the process with missing records, an unqualified buyer, government red tape, and delay after delay. Carol “held our hands” through it all and got all the problems solved. She tirelessly stayed in contact with buyer’s Realtors, document search agencies, bank officials, title companies, lawyers and all the others involved in the process. She had our backs at every turn, always pushing for our best interests. Always keeping us fully informed and explaining all the details of everything that went on. If you are in need of real professional Realtors, you cannot find anyone better than Carol and Adam Barkstrom at Connections Realty.”
Doug and Linda