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The real estate market ebbs and flows but consistency and trust in your agent should comfort and guide you through the process of your transaction. I’ve been pleased to provide this level of customer service to my clients for over two decades. 

My early work as an elementary school teacher gave me the gift of patience and deep listening. After raising my family, I chose to enter the world of real estate sales and immersed myself in learning everything I could about our local markets. I enjoy working with all sorts of clients, from families making that first home purchase to those who are selling to move on to the next phase of their lives. 

I joined forces with Nancy Ross in 1995 and the Ross & Barton team has become a leader in the Westside market being named to the Real Trends list of top-producing teams. We specialize in Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Brentwood, Cheviot Hills and surrounding areas but our work with clients has taken us all around the city and our referral network spans the globe. 

For me, it’s a true honor to meet and work with the many clients we’ve served. The relationships we create don’t end with the transaction. Nancy and I remain resources for our clients, providing recommendations to trusted vendors, keeping our clients up to date on the value of their homes, and helping them understand the market trends that may impact their investment. 

Philanthropy and giving back is an important part of my life.  One of the best things about the Los Angeles area is the opportunity to enjoy an active lifestyle. I love to cycle, hike, and run, and I use these hobbies to help me raise money for the charities I support. 

In real estate, reputation is critical and you can judge a successful agent by how many of their clients they’ve worked with over and over again. My clients are my friends and my friends are my clients, this is a philosophy that continues to guide me and inspire me to give every new contact the benefit of my experience, knowledge, and care. 


We've now used the Ross/Barton team twice, first to buy our house 17 years ago and now to sell that same house. They recommended and executed a strategy that resulted in multiple offers from highly qualified buyers all the while minimizing any disruption to our lives. We would highly recommend them regardless of whether you're buying or selling.

— Roger and Kathy Fischer

We were thrilled with Nancy and Laura in the process of selling our house. Their professionalism, their expertise and their guidance throughout made everything run smoothly and efficiently!

— Andrew and Syd Hersh

Nancy and Laura are wonderful! I have worked in the Real Estate environment for over 25 years; dealing with buyers, sellers and agents daily. In a recent transaction to sell my own Westside home we chose Nancy and Laura. We could not have had better representation. They were extremely professional throughout the transaction. We were kept informed of every step and were actively involved in the decisions regarding our home. I highly recommend Nancy and Laura for your next real estate transaction.

— Cory Schwab, Escrow Officer

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09/15/2017 - d13kim0

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $1.225M in Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA.

Nancy and Laura were very professional and responsive during the entire home selling process. They helped get the word out and we got several offers even before the first open house. They were attentive to our concerns and needs. They staged an excellent open house which drew a lot of foot traffic. They were skilled negotiators and checked with us on the important decisions. They were able to get us more than we asked for. If you're looking for the best, don't look any further than these two. We highly recommend them and will use them again for future real estate needs.

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03/14/2017 - Judy varadi

Sold a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $1.25M in Beverly Hills, CA.

Professional, always available and most helpful. They took care of all the little details in preparing the unit for sale, met with painters, repairmen, and the stagers. Made it very easy for the sellers and kept us informed every step of the way. They negotiated and created an atmosphere to motivate buyers. Sorry they do not have clones who can help us through all our real estate needs.

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10/17/2016 - ramonatabib

Sold a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $875K in Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA.

Laura Barton and Nancy Ross were the best real estate agents I have ever worked with. They represented me as a buyer and as a seller.

I was so impressed with their experience, professionalism, and availability when we were buying our home that we also gave them the listing to sell our home. I knew we were in great hands from the moment we met. They took care of every detail and surprises that came up when buying a home without me having to worry. They offered great information and options when there was a small glitch and solved a problem that could have been a big deal when we were buying. They were our advocates and they were always available to us.

When we decided to sell our home, we clearly did not want anyone else representing us. Laura Barton and Nancy Ross sold our home with multiple offers above asking price very quickly. I truly believe we would not have sold our home as quickly and easily as we did while also getting above market value without such great agents representing us. They work so well as partners and complement each other very nicely.

Thank you Laura and Nancy!

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08/31/2016 - DLEARNER9

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.625M in West Hollywood West, West Hollywood, CA.

A few words to describe the great team of Nancy Ross and Laura Barton: professional, knowledgeable, Master negotiators, reliable, good humored, consistent follow-through, high energy, attention to detail. Everyone involved came out a winner. A great experience from start to finish. We made more then $250,000 over the asking price with their expert guidance.

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02/18/2016 - dgeller0

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $2.625M in Beverly Hills, CA.

Nancy & Laura were professional, aggressive, knowlegeable and patient. We thoroughly enjoyed our relationship on th epurchase and sale of our home with them. We have and will continue to refer them to our family and friends.

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01/21/2016 - bayjh

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $2.2M in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA.

Nancy and Laura were highly recommended to us by a close friend who had done business with them on several occasions.

Our first meeting with the team took place on September 8th and by November 9th, we had closed on our new home and moved in, closely followed by the close of escrow on our previous home.

A process that we thought could take up to six months was completed in two months to our great satisfaction because the Ross/Barton team employs a discovery process by which they assure that they understand the buyer's (and/or seller's) wants and needs in a comprehensive manner. They won't waste your time with properties that don't meet your requirements and they handle every aspect of a complicated set of transactions.

From discovery to staging and showing your current property to seeing potential properties to every particular of the purchasing process, Laura and Nancy lead their clients to achieving goal. They are thorough, trustworthy, knowledgeable and a pleasure with whom to work. They have our business for life!

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01/13/2016 - Chris

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $825K in Encino, Encino, CA.

I have nothing but praise for these two. They are exactly what anyone would want in a realtor. They were patient, thoughtful and genuinely caring about our needs and wants in a home. In the end we ended up with a home that is perfect for our growing family and it came exactly at the right time and right price, thanks to Laura and Nancy. I would not only recommend them , if I ever sell or purchase again in the area, I will use them again.

Power team! Attentive, knowledgeable and extremely effective. Theses two helped us buy and sell our house and I cannot express how much we loved working with them. The are the best and I highly recommend them. Seriously, the best.

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01/13/2016 - carnegielaw

Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $1.05M in West Hollywood, CA.

Detail, service and follow-up are 3 characteristics that rival location, location, location when describing the level of performance Nancy Ross & Laura Barton brought to my transaction. From helping locate my home in an excellent WeHo location, to negotiating with the seller's agent, to finding great lending, escrow and title services, Nancy & Laura were on top of their game. They were responsive to calls, timely to appointments, tough negotiators and diligent in following up with me, my lender, escrow and title. They will be the FIRST team I call when it's time to buy or sell.

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01/12/2016 - adel la

Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $2.725M in Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills, CA.

Nancy and Laura helped us buy our home in Beverly Hills. They took the time and care to show us properties in many locations.

They explained to us key characteristics of neighborhoods to consider because we were not familiar with Los Angeles having come from Canada, e.g., school boards, shopping and proximity to highways.

Nancy and Laura were most accommodating and understood our requirements as we reviewed many listings and visited a large number of homes in many areas of LA. For example we were not familiar with travel times and certain house features or lot advantages. They disclosed all the needed work for the homes that we looked at; and responded to our questions in a professional, responsible and timely manner.

We get many complements on our home that Nancy and Laura helped us buy. Their professional knowledge, conduct and contacts made us confident in buying our home. For example they helped us with securing finance at attractive mortgage rates; and negotiated important details on our behalf.

It was a pleasure to seek their help specially that we were in Canada while searching for a home. Laura and Nancy extended assistance beyond the call including scheduling home inspections at times that agreed with our travel plans.

We will buy our next home with their help and professional expertise. They have deep experience and intimate knowledge of the market, locations, and specific neighborhoods, streets and homes.

We fully recommend enlisting Nancy and Laura's help and services given what we experienced.

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