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Ocean Atlantic Realty announces Five Star agent honorees

Nov 23, 2012
Source: Submitted Jenn and Brian Barrows

Local Realtors Brian and Jenn Barrows, Kim Hamer, Mitch Selbiger and Maggie Webb of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty have been named as Five Star Real Estate Agents. The Five Star Award recognizes agents who have scored highest in overall customer satisfaction, with scores derived directly from customer surveys.

Consistently within the top 2 percent of Realtors in Sussex County, Brian Barrows, a Lewes-Rehoboth native, and Jenn Barrows, a New York transplant, love living and raising their family here. They have been Realtors for more than 12 years and have been with Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty since September 2008. They were the top producing team in both 2009 and 2010.

The Barrows regularly market homes for sale 30 percent faster than the market average. The Barrows group also works exclusively with buyers to find their perfect home. “Within the confines of the most challenging real estate climate in our lifetime, we choose to live by a 'client for life' attitude. This award confirms to us it has made an impact on our clients and community,” says Jenn, who is an active volunteer at Rehoboth Elementary School.  Brian is a board member at Rehoboth Beach Country Club and a member of the Delaware State Golf Association Scholarship committee.

Kim Hamer, a member of the OA Sotheby’s team since 2004, began selling real estate part time in 1998, turning it into a full-time job in 2005. With her background in marketing through her previous career at MBNA, she brings a fresh and creative perspective to every real estate deal. Hamer is a native Delawarean with deep local roots; her husband Jeff has owned local restaurants in town since 1991 and currently owns Fins Fish House & Raw Bar and Claws Seafood House of Rehoboth. “I’m thrilled to have made the Five Star Real Estate Agent list for Delaware for the third year,” said Hamer.  Hamer has sold more than $100 million in total sales volume in her career and was the top producing Rehoboth agent for 2009, 2010 and 2011.

While working in marketing in the computer industry, Mitch Selbiger saw firsthand the dramatic rise of the software industry. Over the past 20 years, he developed effective marketing strategies for such companies as Netscape, Sybase and Aether Systems. With more than 20 years in the marketing field, Selbiger successfully transitioned to the real estate industry in 2001 and has the technological ability to stay on top of this fast-paced market. “I enjoy staying in close contact with my clients and providing them with immediate feedback and action plans, said Selbiger. “Melding technology and real estate has allowed me to actively participate in two dynamic industries.” In addition, Selbiger received his real estate broker’s license in 2007.

Maggie Webb and Amy West are a dynamic mother-daughter duo who specialize in giving superior service to a small client base. Realtors since the mid-90s, both West and Webb grew up in the Lewes area on Herring Creek. Their expertise is marketing unique homes to a wide array of people and placing the right person with the right home. “We truly enjoy becoming friends with our clients and finding the perfect home match for them,” said Webb.

In Delaware, Five Star Real Estate Agents account for less than 6 percent of all licensed agents in the state. “The Five Star award is a true representation of outstanding customer service from an agent,” said Justin Healy, broker at OA Sotheby’s International Realty. “We at OA Sotheby’s are so proud to have Jenn and Brian, Kim, Mitch and Maggie as part of our team. Their continued hard work and dedication to their clients is truly a great reflection on our company.”

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