Broker/Owner at Hills of Texas Realty, Barbara merged her company with Sky Realty in 2015 to form Hills of Texas/Sky Realty. Her 20+ years of experience and knowledge of the market in Wimberley and the surrounding Hill Country provides the highest level of service for her clients.
“There are challenges to working in a rural market, but I thrive on those challenges. Every property is unique and interesting. I love problem solving and helping my clients”, she says. Well, septic and Oak wilt inspections are typical occurrences for Barbara, but to urban agents, they can be foreign.
Barbara counsels her clients through all facets of buying or selling property. It can be a complicated process, but she strives to make it an easy and enjoyable experience.
A good working relationship can only be established if you have confidence and trust in your real estate professional. Barbara’s proven experience, in-depth market knowledge, effective negotiation skills and an extensive professional network are all attributes that she has to offer.
The recent sale of my Wimberley property with my real estate agent, Barbara Latimer, was as good as it could
possibly be. And I wasn’t one bit surprised. Barbara was my agent 15 years ago when I purchased the property. At that time I lived in Houston and she made my out-of-town experience so easy with her seemingly effortless attention to details. She kept me informed about everything I needed to know. She was always available. Professional and personal all at once. So for all these years I’ve kept track of Barbara. I knew when I was ready to sell my home she would be The One to call. And I’m so glad I did.
Years ago after I bought the Wimberley property I couldn’t stop telling people how comfortable she had made my experience. And then one day I asked her what her priorities were. ‘Customer service’ she answered. Again, no surprise.
– Linda H.
When you look up the phrase consummate professional in the dictionary, Barbara Latimer’s face and name should appear. From the first day we met Barbara she was a breath of fresh air, exceptionally friendly and open to our opinions. We have had experiences with realtors in the past, some good some bad, and we can honestly say that she is the finest realtor we’ve ever dealt with. From suggesting the mulch color, to interior decor, and having first-class photographs taken of our property, everything went perfect and according to plan. She mentioned to us that she thought that we would get a serious offer for our place in May (it had only been on the market for a few weeks). We did and we accepted that offer. We couldn’t possibly give Barbara a higher recommendation! We thank her for everything she did for us and if anyone is looking for a solid, professional and conscientious realtor. Call Barbara Latimer!
– Ty and Audra M.
We truly cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and patience with us. Without you this would not be possible. Thank you for helping us find our first home and learn along the way. We will be sending your referrals!
– Zack & Tiffany H.
Robert and I want to thank you so much for expertly and graciously guiding us through this sale. You will always have our recommendation for the best Realtor in the Hill Country!
– Rebecca and Robert R.
You have been absolutely terrific! Shari and I have worked with a number of real estate professionals over the years and you are at the top of our list. We really appreciate all of your help!
– Jedd & Shari H.
I was in the process of interviewing agents in Wimberley to market my new construction homes. Every agent I interviewed was asked to give me at least 2 other agents that I should consider. The name Barbara Latimer came up from multiple Realtors, as an honest, knowledgeable, and hardworking agent. I have worked with Barbara for about a decade now. She has helped me close over 100 deals. In that time, I have gotten to know her very well. I value her insight and opinion on all of my transactions. She continues to be a wealth of knowledge in our market and a valuable asset to have by my side. If you are looking for a well-respected, leading agent in the Wimberley area, you should speak with Barbara. I am confident that you will be happy to have her by your side too.
– Matt L., Owner/Builder, Somerset Homes
I met Barbara in the Spring of 1997 and found her to be a very hardworking, honest and dedicated real estate agent. I decided to retire in Wimberley and contacted Barbara to help me find a home. In the Spring of 1999, we closed on my first home in Wimberley. During that transaction, we had to conduct most of the details via telephone and email while I was still living in California. Over the next 16 years, I called on Barbara’s service a total of 9 transactions. They ranged from buying and selling property, locating and screening potential tenants to purchase of raw land. Needless to say, when the time comes for transaction 10, I will call on Barbara again!
– Bob M.
Our experience with Barbara Latimer was phenomenal! Having worked with other Wimberley-based Realtors in the past, the moment that Barbara came into our lives, we knew she was “the one.” Her calm, professional demeanor and ability to connect potential buyers with the seller is just the right formula. We found all the marketing materials from the mailers to the signage itself to be beautifully designed, eye-catching, and with the uncanny ability to hook the potential buyers’ attention. Barbara is well versed with the Wimberley market and will guide you smoothly through every step of the process. We highly recommend her as your seller’s agent.
– Jackie M. & Hunt S.
Barbara is the most professional, honest, dependable, caring Realtor on planet Earth! Her ease of making me feel completely comfortable with all the various details of my real estate transactions, made the whole process smooth sailing from beginning to end. Barbara’s intense knowledge of “all things real estate” displayed her dedication to knowing everything a great Realtor/Broker must obtain to ensure her clients receive the best, professional service. Every question or concern I had was immediately addressed and resolved. If you want a knowledgeable, caring and professional Realtor/Broker, then you have just found her. Don’t waste your time looking further… you won’t find one. And she has become a friend for life, which is a blessing to me.
– Jan T.
My husband and I were looking for property in Hays County. We had worked with two Realtors who could not find us what we were looking for. While visiting Texas Casual Cottages in Wimberley, we were told to call Barbara. We spoke with her, gave her all our requirements and met a couple of days later. She had a list of 5 properties, all of which had the elements we were looking for. We found our property that day! It was such a smooth and expert experience. We could not have had anything go any better. We recommend Barbara all the time to anyone looking to buy or sell property in Hays County. She’s amazing.
– Peggy P.
We can’t thank you enough for the assistance you provided getting our house sold! You were very responsive to and patient with our calls and questions, and you were such a big help when we ran into a bit of a sticky situation. Bob and I agree that you went over and above to help us out. We would definitely come to you again with our real estate needs, and highly recommend you to anyone looking for a Realtor in the area.
– Kay D. and Bob A.
In the last 7 years, we’ve bought and/or sold 4 houses, with almost as may Realtors. Not a single one of them took as much time and effort throughout the whole buy/sell process as you have on just the market analysis. Nor have we ever gotten a “contract” in writing like the one you gave us about the things you pledge to do to list our house, and a timeline in which you’ll do them. You have hit a home run in our estimation!
– Ann and Brien J.
We would like to thank you again for the fine job you did in helping us find a house in the Wimberley area. Joan and I really felt very comfortable knowing you were truly looking out for our interests as the potential buyers. With my career in the oil business, we have moved numerous times and never have we worked with someone with your integrity and dedication.
– Ron & Joan S.
It was a pleasure working with Barbara Latimer on the sale of my house in Woodcreek North. She is so eager to answer any and all questions that arise during the course of a sale and makes it a point to keep her client informed with everything from feedback to all the developments that arise leading to closing a sale. She is easy to work with and conscientious. I would recommend her to anyone who might need her services.
– Sharon E.
Jim and I appreciate all of your effort and hard work. You did an outstanding job for us and will always be highly recommended.
– Susan & Jim C.
I wanted to sincerely thank you for all you did with our home sale! We are truly grateful for how smooth you made the whole transaction. You’re a true professional, Barbara!
– Tracy C.
We feel honored that we could refer you to our friends. You are a person of integrity with great interpersonal skills.
– Paul & Gary A.
Rustic family compound or income producing property located on 3+ private acres just outside the historic town of Wimberley. Currently used as short & long-term rentals, Gulley Creek B&B offers many possibilities w/4 homes & potential for more. RANCH HOUSE: Sleeps 8. Wood-burning FP, full kitchen, covered deck, pool. GUEST HOUSE: Sleeps 2+. Screened-in porch, hot tub, private deck. CASA COZY: 1/1 w/sunroom. Sleeps 2+. GREEN HOUSE: 1/1. Sleeps 2+. Seasonal Smith & Gulley Creeks. Views! RV Hook-up.
Perched on a hilltop is this beautiful, single-level home w/high end finishes. Spacious living room w/gas log FP, surround-sound & built-ins. Gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, SS built-in appliances, Wolf gas range, pot filler, huge center island & separate breakfast bar. Large master suite w/sitting area, European soaking tub & custom-tiled shower. Study w/built ins. Extensive back covered porch w/BBQ area & over-sized hot tub. Private cul-de-sac location. 26,000 gallon rain water collection system.
Pretty views, spectacular sunrises, abundant wildlife, peace & quiet are all yours on this secluded hill country home on 5+ acres. Warm & inviting, this unique home features two living areas, beautiful wood-beamed ceilings, circular doorway, wood stove, rock shower & flex room. Metal roof & Hardiplank siding installed 2018. Screened-in porch off garage/workshop area. Wonderful deck provides hours of relaxation and communing with nature.
Beautiful 3/2/2 split floor plan by Somerset Homes. Spacious kitchen/dining area with over-sized island, breakfast bar & huge pantry. Wood-look porcelain floors in common areas, upgraded light fixtures, corner fireplace, nice foyer. Gorgeous granite counter tops throughout. Jetted tub & separate frameless shower in master suite. Wood-paneled garage door. Tons of storage! 11 ft ceilings in common areas. Located across the street from the golf course and backing to a greenbelt and larger tracts.
Enjoy the beautiful long-distance views from the deck of this wonderful hill country home on 2 lots. Split floor plan features a formal dining area that can be used as an office/study. Spacious master suite with Jacuzzi tub, double vanities and walk-in shower. Saltillo tile floors in common areas & baths. Central vac, water softener & RO water system. Lots of storage. Over-sized garage w/workbench. This property is situated above seasonal Cypress Creek and a large tract. Rare offering in Woodcreek North!
Great value on this 3/2/2 split floor by Somerset Homes! Wood-look tile floors in common areas, granite counter tops throughout, spacious kitchen w/breakfast bar and large pantry closet. Master bathroom w/double vanity, jetted tub and separate shower. Large utility room and master closet. Fenced backyard. Ready for move-in!
Beautiful new construction by Somerset Homes. 3/2/2 split floor plan. Spacious kitchen/dining area with over-sized island, breakfast bar, huge pantry & Whirlpool appliances. Tons of storage! Wood-look tile floors in common areas, upgraded light fixtures, corner fireplace, nice foyer. Gorgeous granite counter tops throughout. Jetted tub & separate shower in master suite. Low maintenance yard with elevated deck. Backs to a greenbelt.
Looking for some privacy, elbow room & low maintenance yard? This Somerset Homes resale fits the ticket! Located on a quiet cul-de-sac & backing to a greenbelt, this newer, open floor plan home is well-maintained & has so much to offer. Granite counter tops, breakfast bar & Whirlpool appliances including refrigerator. Jetted tub, separate shower & vanities in Master bathroom. High ceilings throughout. Custom Roman shades. Fabulous deck w/nicely fenced backyard. Lots on either side of home are unimproved.
Popular Blanco Plan by Somerset Homes! 3/2/2 plus formal dining/office/flex room. Wood floors in common areas. Spacious kitchen w/custom furniture center island & SS appliances including refrigerator. Partially covered back porch. Master suite features double vanity, jetted tub, separate shower & large closet. Front yard will be sodded.
Beautiful long-distance views from new construction by Somerset Homes. Open, split floor plan w/bonus room & windows all along the back to enjoy the view. Contemporary interior w/clean lines, custom white cabinetry, beautiful granite counter tops, center island, over-sized breakfast bar, upgraded SS appliances & tons of storage. Wood floors in living, dining & kitchen. Elevated covered deck w/stained wood ceiling & storage room below for yard equipment. Front yard to be sodded.
New split floor plan by Somerset Homes! 3/2/2+ bonus room. Spacious kitchen w/center island, over-sized breakfast bar, upgraded appliances, gorgeous “white thunder” granite counter tops, custom tile back splash & contemporary cabinets. Living room features porcelain tile floors, rock FP & glass panels to enjoy the hill country view. Elegant master bath w/jetted tub & huge closet. Bonus room makes a great 2nd living area or game room. Partially covered deck. Backs to greenbelt. Front yard to be sodded.
Tucked away on a beautifully treed lot, this remodeled home & guest house are just minutes from the Wimberley Square. 2-story main home is ~2,061 SF w/4 bdrms, 2.5 baths & bonus rm. Cathedral ceiling, wood-burning FP, spacious dining room, quartz counter tops w/subway tile back splash, SS appliances w/dual fuel range. Front & back covered porches. Guest home is ~822 SF & can be long term rental or home office/studio. Roofs replaced 2017. Exteriors painted 2016. See owner/agent about adjacent 1-acre lot.
Great curb appeal from this new construction by Somerset Homes! Open floor plan w/a spacious living room & rock FP. You will love the kitchen with its granite counter tops, center island & Whirlpool appliance package including an upgraded refrigerator. Master suite features jetted tub, separate shower, double vanity & walk-in closet w/built-ins. The elevated covered back deck looks out over a low maintenance back yard & boasts a built-in planter box & trellis. Sod to be installed in the front yard.
Another beautiful home built by Somerset Homes. Popular 3/2/2 Blanco Plan has an extra room that makes a great formal dining or office/study. Gorgeous “white thunder” granite counters w/subway tile back splash & dark cabinetry. Whirlpool appliances w/upgraded refrigerator. Spacious living room w/floor-to-ceiling fireplace & large windows along the back wall filtering in natural light. Master suite features jetted tub, separate shower & double vanity. Cul-de-sac street w/a privacy fenced backyard.
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Designations & Education
Real Estate Broker
Bachelor of Journalism/Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin
|Course Date||Course Number||Course Name||Provider Name||Hours|
|05/24/18||31450||Broker Responsibility Course||Austin Board of Realtors||6|
|04/24/18||31668||Achievement Now! Success Characteristics||Texas Association of Realtors||4|
|04/23/18||32756||Memory Power||Texas Association of Realtors||2|
|02/02/18||33198||Legal Update II||Texas Association of Realtors||4|
|10/20/17||30190||Next Level CMA: Working through Adjustments||Texas Association of Realtors||3|
|10/18/17||31895||Cash Flow Planning for Real Estate Investors||CMPS Institute, LLC||3|
|10/02/17||31667||Survey 6C1||Texas Association of Realtors||1|
|10/02/17||32551||Intro to FEMA Flood Maps & Elevation Certificates||Texas Association of Realtors||1|
|07/28/17||29622||Legal Update I||Alliant National Title Insurance Co.||4|
|07/13/17||29146||Advanced REALTORS Property Resource||Texas Association of Realtors||2|
|04/06/17||31966||Translating Transaction Desk||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||1|
|02/22/17||29735||Business Planning And Goal Setting For Realtors||First American Title Insurance Company||3|
|06/14/16||27765||Broker Responsibility Course||Texas Association of Realtors||6|
|05/24/16||29371||The ABC’s of Homebulding||Dave Yelovich||3|
|05/20/16||28860||The Many Faces of Negotiating||Texas Association of Realtors||6|
|04/20/16||30425||Farm and Ranch for Agents||Texas Association of Realtors||4|
|11/16/15||26392||TREC Legal Update MCE||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||3|
|11/16/15||26393||TREC Ethics MCE||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||3|
|08/13/15||29139||Clarifying the Closing Documents||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||1|
|02/13/15||28075||Realtors Guide to Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB)||Stewart Title of Austin, LLC||1|
|10/09/14||25164||MAXIMIZING MATRIX||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||1|
|06/11/14||26392||TREC Legal Update MCE||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||3|
|06/11/14||26393||TREC Ethics MCE||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||3|
|01/30/14||25901||CARTAVI CRASH COURSE||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||1|
|06/25/13||711||REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE I||Lone Star College Tomball||30|
|06/21/13||24214||BROKER RESPONSIBILITY COURSE||Champions School of Real Estate, LTD||6|
|03/05/13||25059||MATRIX QUICK START||Austin Board of Realtors||2|
|04/25/12||23555||TREC Legal Update MCE||EducateRE||3|
|01/31/12||23556||TREC Ethics MCE||EducateRE||3|
|05/17/11||19528||101 SPEED BUMPS…THE FINE PRINT||UNIPRO TRAINING||3|
|11/03/10||19379||ADVANCED CMA/GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH ADJUSTMENTS||Texas Association of Realtors||3|
|08/25/10||18388||UNDERSTANDING HVCC||Bryan-College Station Regional||3|
|08/25/10||19225||CMA/ADJUSTMENTS AND THEORY||Texas Association of Realtors||3|
|03/08/10||18649||TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L)||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||3|
|03/08/10||18650||TREC ETHICS MCE (E)||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||3|
|02/16/10||16919||TEXAS TAX LIENS: THE UNKNOWN AUCTION||Foreclosure Listing Service, Inc.||3|
|02/16/10||16920||SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL SHORT SALES||Foreclosure Listing Service, Inc.||3|
|10/27/09||18503||UNDERSTANDING THE NEW SETTLEMENT STATEMENT (HUD-1) FORMS||Stewart Title of Austin, LLC||1|
|10/13/09||18443||SOCIAL MEDIA FOR REAL ESTATE – VERSION 2||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||2|
|06/25/09||17813||BANKRUPTCY ISSUES||Stewart Title of Austin, LLC||1|
|06/25/09||17812||FORECLOSURE – SHORT SALE||Stewart Title of Austin, LLC||1|
|07/12/08||15699||POSITIVELY OUTSTANDING CLIENT SERVICES||Champions School of Real Estate, LTD||1|
|07/12/08||15700||PERSONAL PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT||Champions School of Real Estate, LTD||1|
|07/12/08||15702||EASY STEPS FOR USING THE BUYER REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT||Champions School of Real Estate, LTD||2|
|07/01/08||16496||TREC LEGAL UPDATE MCE (L)||Texas American Title Company dba Independence Title Company||3|
|06/06/08||16505||TREC ETHICS MCE (E) (ONLINE EXAM)||Austin Institute of Real Estate||3|
|09/24/07||16028||MLXCHANGE INTRO||Austin Board of Realtors||2|
|03/21/07||14364||WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT VALUATION ON RURAL PROPERTIES||San Antonio Board of Realtors||3|
|07/22/06||14202||TEXAS LEGAL UPDATE (EL) (INCUDLES TREC LEGAL & ETHICS)||Texas Tech University||3|
|07/22/06||14202||TEXAS LEGAL UPDATE (EL) (INCUDLES TREC LEGAL & ETHICS)||Texas Tech University||3|
|05/31/06||18700||STATE BAR COURSE||1|
|02/13/05||521||MKTG-SELLERS/LISTING AGNT||Austin Institute of Real Estate||30|
|11/11/04||888||GRI III(PROPERTY MGMT)||Texas Association of Realtors||30|
|04/29/04||444||GRI I(FINANCE)||Texas Association of Realtors||30|
|03/19/04||6100||ALL RELATED (EXCEPT R.E.)||SCHOOLS FROM WHICH RELATED CREDIT IS ACCEPTED||540|
|11/04/03||13203||ABOR TEMPO: AN MLS DESIGNED FOR AUSTIN/CENTRAL TEXAS REALTORS||Austin Board of Realtors||2|
|07/26/03||12169||LEGISLATIVE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES||Austin Institute of Real Estate||4|
|07/26/03||12172||THE TRUE MEANING OF REPRESENTATION||Austin Institute of Real Estate||1|
|07/26/03||12172||THE TRUE MEANING OF REPRESENTATION||Austin Institute of Real Estate||3|
|06/10/03||12939||THE CODE OF ETHICS: YOUR PROMISE OF PROFESSIONALISM||Austin Board of Realtors||3|
|01/20/03||12794||OPPORTUNITIES AND ADVANTAGES OF RESIDENTIAL SERVICE CONTRACT DIS||TEXAS WARRANTY ASSOCIATION||1|
|01/20/03||12794||OPPORTUNITIES AND ADVANTAGES OF RESIDENTIAL SERVICE CONTRACT DIS||TEXAS WARRANTY ASSOCIATION||2|
|02/06/02||18700||STATE BAR COURSE||2|
|07/30/01||11604||TAX FREE EXCHANGES/PRICING PROPERTY TO SELL/METHODS OF RESIDENTI||Austin Institute of Real Estate||3|
|07/30/01||11604||TAX FREE EXCHANGES/PRICING PROPERTY TO SELL/METHODS OF RESIDENTI||Austin Institute of Real Estate||3|
|07/30/01||11604||TAX FREE EXCHANGES/PRICING PROPERTY TO SELL/METHODS OF RESIDENTI||Austin Institute of Real Estate||9|
|07/25/99||522||MARKETING-BUYERS AGENT||Austin Institute of Real Estate||30|
|03/02/99||11373||AGENCY IN TEXAS||Austin Board of Realtors||3|
|07/31/98||1200||LAW OF CONTRACTS||Austin Institute of Real Estate||30|
|06/30/97||611||REAL ESTATE MATH I||Austin Institute of Real Estate||30|
|05/31/97||1111||LAW OF AGENCY||Austin Institute of Real Estate||30|
|05/31/97||111||PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE I||Austin Institute of Real Estate||30|
|05/01/97||6100||ALL RELATED (EXCEPT R.E.)||SCHOOLS FROM WHICH RELATED CREDIT IS ACCEPTED||90|