Buyers Speak

Hear What Buyers Say About
Their Experience of Working With Barbara Ciment


Barbara Ciment helped us focus our home search and … Although we had searched the web for individual houses, we depended on Barbara for her local knowledge of the neighborhoods. Barbara showed us all the areas we wanted to see and much more so we could make an informed decision. She was extremely knowledgeable about the entire Silver Spring area. She encouraged us to look around and then come back again to compare Woodmoor. We now know why Barbara was so enthusiastic about Woodmoor and we are excited about being a part of the Woodmoor community.“

~ Anneke and Jeff van den Broek

“Your knowledge of the entire Silver Spring market was outstanding and your unlimited patience, expert counsel and sage guidance from the initial searching, to making an offer and then through to closing was the best we have seen yet through 3 moves to different cities in the last 7 years! We really felt like we had an edge in having you as our realtor. All the best, ”

Dan and Julie Vogel 

“Barbara offers a unique combination of professional characteristics — deep real estate expertise, service excellence and attention to high customer satisfaction — that consistently translate into both a great sales experience and a great sales result. Whether buying or selling, Barbara is my number one “go-to” person for residential real estate.”       

~George Wollner, Investor

“We don’t even know where to begin to say thank you for everything you did to find us a house in Silver Spring .  From the day we first sent you an email to inform you we were likely moving here, until we moved into our house you were there every step of the way with expert knowledge, professionalism, patience, and friendship.  Your tireless efforts and constant dedication to finding us our home were remarkable.  Your insights and advice were always 100% accurate.

It has been almost 3 months since we have moved in to our house and we could not be any happier.   You are by far the absolute best in the real estate business.  We have gotten many calls since our move from friends asking advice about their potential moves, and we give the same two words of advice to everyone. ‘Call Barbara!’

We wish you much health, happiness, and success in the future, and will never ever forget your incredible work and effort finding us our wonderful home.” 

~Keren and Ira Rabin

“This is a note… to convey to you, our deep appreciation for all you did so many months ago….You were – and continue to be – an invaluable resource. Agent, adviser, assurer, advocate- you’re the quintessential operative. Your counsel in each and every regard – from price and contractual conditions to selection of personnel needed to complete the transaction, and then negotiations on 1101 – was impeccable. And of course it was accompanied by your inherent intelligence, savvy, grace, charm and – where necessary – gentle firmness. You dealt with our uncertainties, our procrastination and our need to prioritize as we juggled several landmark life events at once. In a nutshell, you came through for us mightily. But we had no doubt whatsoever that you would.”

~Michael and Leah Bandler 

“John and I both felt that you did an outstanding job as a realtor and became a friend along the way. You listened, gave good advice, shared your expertise with us, but never pushed us into any decision. … You stayed on top of all the details throughout the process, a major reason why everything went so smoothly. You also made yourself available on short notice and at almost any hour, which we appreciated because of the time constraints we were under. I can tell you honestly, I have never been so impressed with a realtor before. I have already told a number of friends about our great experience and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a house. Thank you…”

~ Trish Weisman, Silver Spring, MD  

“….We appreciated your clear and candid explanation of the entire process, at the beginning and at every step along the way, including your assessment of costs and risks we faced. We appreciated your success (despite difficulties) in arranging – and giving of your valuable time to watch over – the several repairs that had to be completed in the very short time…. Perhaps most of all, though, we appreciate the genuine concern you showed for us from start to finish; we knew that you wanted us to do well on the sale of our house. We could not have done better than we did, both with the sale itself and with you as our agent.”

~ Gregory Hunolt and Jean Ann Blanke  

“Many, many, many thanks for your kind help throughout the years. We are delighted that you made it possible for us to get our dream house in our dream location. We will continue to recommend you to anyone looking for a house, and we’d be more than happy to be quoted.”

~ Miriam and Steve Friedman, Silver Spring, MD

“We can’t thank you enough. We should be giving you a gift of thanks for giving us two wonderful homes. You have been such a pleasure to work with and be with during our transition. You have made it easier for us, including the children..”

~ Shirlee and Steven Franco 

“Barbara was knowledgeable, attentive, and available to help us at all times. She went above and beyond what other realtors do. We cannot thank Barbara enough for all she did. We have already recommend her to our friends.”

~ Jeffrey & Beth Adler, Silver Spring, MD

“We knew you were the top listing agent… and to be honest, we were initially concerned about what that would mean for us as buyers. However, we soon realized that the benefit was ours: In addition to sharing with us your extensive knowledge of many of the individual homes in the neighborhood, we were often the first ones to see a new listing on the market, as in the case of the home we ultimately bought…..we felt you were fair and evenhanded during what were some difficult negotiations.”

~ Naomi Baum & Saul Newman, Silver Spring, MD
Barbara Ciment, Realtor