Barbara L. Sawin

Real Estate Salesperson

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Barbara L. Sawin
Real Estate Salesperson

At a glance

My Communities
Putnam Valley, Cortlandt, Carmel, Fairfield, Garrison, Mahopac, Peekskill, LaGrange, Somers, Yorktown, Yorktown Heights

Additional Languages Spoken

Home Sellers and Buyers, Relocation, First time Home Buyers and Sellers, Investment Properties, Negotiation

Lives In
Just moved to Danbury, CT from Putnam Valley. Originally from Cortlandt Manor.

18 Years

About me

Barbara Sawin is a Top Producing realtor servicing the Northern Westchester, Putnam County & CT real estate markets. She provides professional marketing services to homesellers and local area expertise for her homebuyer clients.   Her strong work ethic and a true desire to help people makes her successful in building relationships with many area residents, brokers and business partners. This skill and her vast knowledge of the local markets allow her to get the best results for her clients.   Barbara has a strong corporate background having worked for 15+ years with H.O. Penn Machinery/Caterpillar Dealer in Finance & Sales Management. Along with her 15 years of real estate sales experience, many designations including SRES, ABR, 5 STAR Agent by Westchester Magazine and also being a Notary Public have given her a strong foundation to provide her clients with top quality customer service.  Barbara was also just Ranked #1 Agent in... More

Professional Awards & Achievements

#1 Houlihan Lawrence Agent in Putnam Valley                                        
Houlihan Lawrence Gold Award Winner
Voted 5 Star Real Estate Agent by Westchester Magazine
Ranked #1 Agent in Putnam Valley (Sales Volume) by MLS 2022                                          

Professional Associations & Designations

SRES- Senior Real Estate Specialist
ABR- Accredited Buyers Representative
Notary Public. Licensed in NY & CT
Member of the National Association of Realtors
Our Real Estate Partners include: Leading RE Companies of the World,
Luxury Portfolio International, Mayfair International Realty.

Personal Interests

I recenlty moved myself so I truly understand the stress of the entire process from start to finish! I love being in a condo now. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my 3 daughters whether it is in NYC, Rhode Island, or CT. We all also enjoy our time boating on Lake Mahopac with family & friends.


It was a pleasure working with Barbara on the sale of my condo. She was always available and accommodating for whatever and whenever anything was needed. I am very pleased with the results of her efforts in achieving a full price offer on my condo very quickly. Certainly a 5 star recommendation from me!

Christine W. Danbury (Rivington) - January 23, 2023

I think Barbara is a sincere and genuine person. She listens to you, and returns that gift with a professional opinion. She has an eye for details, knows her craft, and doesn't have to tell you how good she is. She is a great communicator, always makes herself available, and always knows the right answer. During this digital age she was able to bring that professional presentation to my listing while keeping the person to person conversations meaningful. I have sold and purchased many homes, working with her was by far the best experience I have had. I highly recommend her, a true professional.

Gary M. Danbury - September 20, 2022

The most caring, knowledgeable and professional Realtor in town! I sold long distance and Barbara took care of every need and detail of the sale! Very happy! Thank you!!!

S. Docarmo - February 23, 2023

Barbara's positive attitude, outstanding communication skills, amazing response time from start to finish...all combined with her many years of real estate experience made for a smooth transition from the home we truly treasured to the next chapter in our lives. A class act that serves her client's best interests with passion, honesty and unparalleled commitment. If you want a realtor that is a straight shooter, will work at all hours of the day and in the end sells your home at top will be happy you did!

J.S. Hopewell Junction - June 23, 2021

Very happy with Barbara as our agent. We had a very smooth process in selling our house. Barbara is helpful, knowledgeable and professional. She always responded promptly to our needs and kept us informed every step of the way during selling and closing. I would highly recommend her.

W.P. Putnam Valley - May 19, 2021

I had a very hard time selling my house with another realtor. Barbara impressed me with a plan that made sense, professional photos, hard work, consistent updates and a successful sale. She would be my first and only recommendation for an agent.

Josh, Putnam Valley - May 15, 2020

PATIENT, ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO SPEAK, KEPT ME CALM WHEN EVERYTHING WAS COMING APART AT THE SEAMS! Superb, honest, caring, knowledgeable and easy to work with.

DiRubbo, Cortlandt Manor - May 5, 2020

We cannot thank Barbara enough for both her understanding and support in securing the sale of the property. Trying to sell a house comes with challenges but trying to secure a sale, when you are 3,000miles away is impossible. without support from Barbara and specifically her attention to detail,   not to mention continuously keeping us informed on developments.

Patrick Mullins, Highfields Putnam Valley - November 26, 2019

Barbara was an exceptional agent from Day 1! She was extremely knowledgeable on the market which allowed us to get the highest value for our home. She was responsive and so helpful while we were already relocated trying to sell our home from afar. We would highly recommend!

Shevlin, Putnam Valley - August 15, 2019

Barbara did an excellent job. She was efficient, had professional photography done, many showiings, and an offer within 2 weeks. I highly recommend her.

TheVillages, Putnam Valley - August 1, 2019

If you are looking to buy or sell in Putnam Valley Barbara should be your agent. For our sale she came to the table on day 1 having done all her homework about our house and property. She helped us set a fair competitive price and we ultimately got more than our asking price. She was always there  for us and helped negotiate, what could have been a problem, a smooth sale. Barbara was fantastic !

Roger & Ron S. Putnam Valley - July 31, 2018

Barbara assisted me with the sale of my Fathers house in Putnam Valley, NY. She is extremely professional and guided me thru the sales process. Her extensive knowledge and experience resulted in maximizing the sales price as well as quickly resulting in sale. During the contracting process she did  whatever was neccessary saving me the hassle of a long trip to get things in order. I have dealt with many real estate professionals but none came close to the excellent sales, mktg, service and support as Barbara. I highly recommend her for your real estate needs !!! 

Tony G. Putnam Valley - July 16, 2018

We recently sold our property in Putnam Valley with Barbara's help. Her hands-on approach, attention to details, guidance and responsiveness made all the difference. We know since we used a different broker and could not sell the property for over a year, with Barbara it took a few months. We  highly recommend her.

Z & Y P. Putnam Valley - April 19, 2018

My wife Joann and I can't say enough about Barbara's, guidance, enthusiasm, and ability in listing and selling Joanns condo. Barbara was constantly updating us on showings and giving feedback in a very timely manner and never hesitated to take our calls and never made us feel like we were bothering  her or asking stupid questions. It was a true pleasure dealing with Barbara and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a seamless problem free real estate transaction.

Tom & Joann P. Peekskill - December 31, 2018

Barbara was a class act from the moment we met. Her dedication and commitment to our every need, timetable and wishes was extraordinary. She is a straight shooter and her perseverance helped make the process smooth and painless. We highly recommend her to friends and family and ANYONE  interested in a similar experience

James S. Putnam Valley - January 18, 2019

Barbara Sawin was a major advocate for myself and my husband and patiently helped up find the perfect home over the course of several years. She never pressured us (as buyers) and her knowledge and professional skill helped to ensure that the home we finally bought was perfect. She is an asset for both buyers and sellers.

Beth, Putnam Valley

- December 26, 2016

Barbara Sawin was the dream agent for us. She suggested an asking price for our home that was better than that suggested by another highly rated agent and our home sold for the asking price. She handled the many details and difficulties of our long distance sale with patience and was generous with her time & effort. Our house sale involved a relocation company and a great deal of paperwork for Barbara, which she handled expertly and quickly. We cannot imagine a better of nicer agent.

Rena, Putnam Valley

- December 15, 2016

Barbara was extremely accessible, guided us and answered all our questions with calming confidence. With 19 showings in one week it was chaotic but having her on our side made a potential situation an organized, positive experience. We were constantly informed on all feedback from potential buyers and what our next steps should be. 

Paul & Liz, Mahopac


- October 18, 2017

I had to put my parents home on the market after my mother's passing. After meeting with a few realtors I decided to work with Barbara. Best decision I could have made!! Very professional and knowledgeable in all area's of real estate as well as the local area and the process. Barbara went well above what any other realtor would have done to help me through the process.

Harry, Putnam Valley

- November 3, 2017

We had such an amazing experience with Barbara! She showed us so many homes and when we found the right one for us she worked so hard to make it happen! She fought for us and was with us every step of the way. I honestly can't say enough about her! She is amazing at what she does, she truly cares about her clients and it shows.

Annie & Michael, Yorktown Heights

- November 8, 2017

Barbara helped me list and sell my house. She definitely knows the market and is a great sales person. She has a great network which she used to generate interest in our house. I am glad we chose to list with her and I would recommend her if you are gong to be listing your property.

Jennifer & Vincent, Putnam Valley 

- December 6, 2017

Barbara was absolutely amazing in selling our house. She was so easy to work with and extremely prompt & reliable. Her recommendations for our lawyer & other professionals relative to the sale of our home were extremely competent.

Angela & Ken, Garrison 

- December 15, 2017

Barbara was a wonderful agent for selling our home. She was professional, knowledgeable and courteous. Her expertise of the market and area was especially helpful. She offered helpful advice in preparing our home for the market. The selling of our home went very smoothly because of her negotiating skills. Additionally she was very attentive to our needs.

Brandon & Donovan, Putnam Valley

- December 1, 2017