Client Testimonials

John B.

After my uncle's death, I needed to sell his house. Being from out of state and selling a house is not an easy task. There are so many issues to deal with. I received a number of good referrals to Barbara and Avery from my uncle's neighbors and even a couple of local tradesmen. When I talked to them, I was impressed with how well they new the area, the issues I would face and the local market. We decided on a price target to sell quickly and had almost instant success.

Throughout the process, I was out of state and relied on them to handle a number of major tasks required by the homeowners association. They got bids for painting, and a driveway replacement and seeing them completed within the very short window before closing. The entire process, from listing through closing went through in a very efficient and professional manner.

In addition, Barbara and Avery are extremely pleasant to work with and always kept me up to date on the details of what was happening. I would recommend them to anyone buying or selling a property in the area.

Chris C.

Barbara and Avery are fantastic. They listed a home for us in Sun City. We couldn't be happier with their expertise and professionalism. They do a great job marketing and also keeping the line of communication open. They are honest and thoughtful. They will have your best interest as a Buyer or Seller.

Grace R.

My husband and I have had the privilege of working with Barbara and Avery both in the purchase of a home and the selling of another home in the past few months. Absolutely everything that needed to happen to accomplish these transactions was handled with expertise and professionalism! There is nothing that could have been done to improve our experience and if we ever need the service of a realtor in the future we will call on Barbara and Avery. We are very satisfied and grateful!

Lee T

Barbara and Avery were very helpful throughout the process of selling my house. They kept me fully informed and provided helpful phone numbers of service personnel when something needed fixing on the house. Very professional.

Chris D.

We can’t say enough good about Barbara and Avery! Our first home in AZ was purchased sight unseen… that’s how much confidence we have in them. When we decided to move to another neighborhood, there was no question who we trusted to help us sell our current house and find us the perfect new home. Their attention to detail, availability to their clients, knowledge of the market and professionalism is second to none! We wouldn’t trust anyone except Barbara and Avery!

Sheila S.

I had the pleasure of selling not only one but two houses with this lovely mother daughter team. These ladies go above and beyond any expectations I have ever had. I had dealt with previous agents that cannot eve hope to hold a candle to this team. They are professional, friendly, competent and informed. If you are buying or selling a home particularly in the Oro Valley area this dynamic duo is your go to team bar none. Very Satisfied Client.

Nancy G.

Five stars are not enough! Barbara and Avery were EXCEPTIONAL in every way in our recent home purchase. Their detailed local knowledge is invaluable, especially as we are new to the area. Great communicators and super-responsive, they rapidly understood the type of property we wanted and went the extra mile to find it. Barbara's highly skillful negotiations saved the deal and resulted in an excellent outcome. They made it easy to complete the procedural steps. Outstanding knowledge about local contractors, painters (even local restaurants) has been extremely helpful both during and since closing on the property. Friendly, totally trustworthy, conscientious -- a tremendous team!

Harold W.

Barbara Kittelson and Avery Skidmore were OUTSTANDING sales associates. They exceeded our expectations many times over. They were A+++++++. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

They communicated day and night as necessary via text, phone, or email, and were always available right away when needed. I never felt abandoned. They would respond late at night at times, and on weekends. Since we were purchasing a new home in Arizona from out of state, Avery was very helpful in doing a live video walkthrough with us, and shepherding many of the electronic documents. When we visited in person, Barbara was willing to show us anything and everything and understood what we were looking for and helped us find it even in a very tight market. And the two collaborated as a TEAM!

It was clear that Barbara was a VERY EXPERIENCED professional and really understood everything so very well. She never steered us wrong. And she explained reasons for any of her recommendations. We felt like we were having a friend help us with our purchase, and yet they never overstepped - - they did it all with the utmost professionalism.

And Barbara and Avery did all this "business" with aplomb, friendliness, helpfulness, kindness, understanding, courtesy, and an attitude of wanting to do the very best for us.

You cannot go wrong with Barbara and Avery!

Terri A.

Barbara and Avery made our home selling process so easy. They were incredibly professional and fun to work with. We’ve bought and sold many homes and I have to say this was one of our very best experiences. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Lori F.

Both Barbara and Avery were consummate professionals. They went out of their way to help us, from pricing to inspections to selling furniture. They made our home sale easy, which is saying much during this time of Covid-19!

Shelly B.

Barbara and Avery are so knowledgeable, not only about the real estate market but everything home related, and happily share their information and resources. They are hardworking, caring and so pleasant.

Bernie R.

I highly recommend Barbara and Avery! I first met them at an open house they were hosting. I purchased the home and through the remainder of the transaction, Barbara and Avery answered every question with honesty and detail, negotiated fairly for both sides, indicated items possibly needing attention, met at house as many times as I wanted after offer accepted, and the list could go on. I recommend without hesitation for a carefree experience!

Mark D.

Recently, we listed our mother's home with Barbara and could not have been more pleased by her representation. She has an intimate knowledge of the market; her pricing strategy was 100% on the money and Avery came in with the buyer! I am a professional commercial real estate/business broker and found all of my interaction with Barbara to be excellent. Highly recommend.

Alyssa T.

Where to even begin about Barbara and Avery?! They make a wonderful team and we highly recommend them for your home buying needs. My husband and I met Barbara (BK) and Avery at an open house when we were just getting curious about looking for a home to buy in Arizona. Not only is BK friendly, professional, knowledgable, trustworthy and genuine, but also incredibly accommodating and generous with her time. Buying a home across the country during a pandemic, having never stepped foot inside the home, was a leap of faith to be sure. BK's experience and expertise is apparent and she offers an extraordinary top notch level of service. We felt like we were in amazing hands throughout the entire process and are so grateful to them both. We can hardly wait to enjoy our new home while exploring the Southwest! Not only do we have a trusted realtor moving forward, but we also have a friend and neighbor in Barbara and Avery.

Steve D.

I look for three things when choosing an agent to help me sell or buy real property: deep experience in successfully completing transactions, strong knowledge of local market conditions and a solid reputation in the business. Barbara and Avery satisfied all three of these aspects and more; they handled my sale process efficiently, added value along the way, were always available when needed and very easy to deal with. I would highly recommend this realtor team and will use their services again when needed in the future.

John W.

Avery and Barbara did an amazing job helping me through the process of selling my house. It was a seamless experience. They did research on the area, ran comps and even looked at other properties to give me some great suggestions on the best way to go about selling the house for the most amount of money. If you are in the business of buying or selling your house, this Dynamic Mother/Daughter Duo can get the job done for you.

Tammy B.

My husband and I recently bought a home in SunCity, Oro Valley. We greatly valued Barbara and Avery’s knowledge of the real estate market in Oro Valley and their commitment to their clients. They were prompt in communication, and allowed us to email, text, or call… whatever mode we felt comfortable with. We had a very easy and smooth experience… and that’s not an automatic given when buying a house. We are referring our friends to Barbara and Avery should they need to sell a house in this area, or are looking to purchase a house. Thank you for going over and beyond to help us, BK! We love our new home and new community.

Jane K.

Barbara & Avery did an excellent job selling our Condo. They are professional patient & kind. Best mother & daughter real estate team in Oro Valley. I highly recommend them.

Marcia T.

I had the pleasure of working with Barbara and Avery in finding my perfect home in Sun City Oro Valley. Barbara was my main contact, and she hung in there with me for nearly a year communicating with me frequently while I was looking at homes she sent me from my home in San Diego. She did not hesitate to go to some of the listings and walk around, take more pictures for me and even did extensive measuring for me both inside and out during the very hot summer we are ending!

Not only is Barbara the best Real Estate professional I have every met, but she is also very personable, and down to earth. I say that from experience being a Realtor here in San Diego for over 20 years! Bottom line, she is willing to do whatever it takes to help her clients! I always felt my well being was her priority. That says a lot!

I will unhesitatingly and enthusiastically recommend her to anyone who has real estate needs in and around Oro Valley.

April V.

Barbara has integrity and helped us handle the sale of my father's home long distance. We were always able to reach her, got to the point quickly and was not overzealous or forceful. She navigated us through COVID-19 issues and prepared an incredible marketing brochure, with drone photos, that we now have as a keepsake. We would not hesitate to recommend working with her or Avery.


BK Kittelson and Avery Skidmore were wonderful realtors who sold our house for us. They made the whole process go seamlessly. Much thanks to them!

Steve A.

BK and Avery do great work. This was the second time we worked with them. This time we were looking to buy a home and the process was smooth and successful. There was very little on the market at the time and they stuck with us until they could make it happen.

Mike G.

Barbara and Avery are terrific to work with. Very responsive and go above and beyond to accommodate their clients. They have extensive knowledge on the market and are true pros!