Barbara DunlapReal Estate Advisor
Barbara Dunlap is a seasoned Realtor® with special expertise in listing historic and distinctive single-family homes, luxury condominiums and residential income property. Known as a listing specialist, Barbara capably targets the most marketable features of a property, and creatively promotes them to deliver the best sales price possible for her clients. Buyers are attracted to Barbara’s listings via strategic pricing, compelling print and internet advertising, beautiful staging, pre-sale renovation, and impeccable presentation.
For over 20 years, her trademark approach has set benchmark prices in the neighborhoods where she works. Barbara’s success is a result of her unique background in consumer marketing. As the first Vice President Marketing and Creative Director of Victoria’s Secret, she was responsible for building and positioning the powerful brand. She worked for the original owner of the start-up company through its sale to Limited, Inc. After Victoria’s Secret, Barbara founded an award-winning, fashion advertising agency in downtown San Francisco. Later, she parlayed her marketing, sales and entrepreneurial skills into a successful real estate career.
Her keen eye for design, expertise in home renovation, and commitment to unparalleled service make her the right choice for homeowners who are looking to sell their properties at premium prices. Barbara’s skills as a listing agent are also exceptionally useful to those looking to buy. She offers the same attention to detail and superb negotiating skills to buyers, resulting in appropriate investments and successful transactions that are smooth, timely and stress-free.
Barbara has a B.A. in Literature from the University of Florida (with a special emphasis on Film Criticism). She has taken numerous courses and seminars in cinema art, creative writing, marketing, advertising, sales and direct-mail.
She is a member of Saint Petersburg’s Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of History, Save the Burg, Saint Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, the Pinellas Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Barbara also holds a real estate license in California where she is a member of the San Francisco Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors. She is also a licensed real estate broker in the state of Louisiana.
Barbara is passionate about old homes, vintage cars, cinema art and classic literature. She was raised on the water on Catawba Island, Ohio where she spent summers as a lifeguard. As the proud owner of a little red speed boat, she became an accomplished slalom skier. She spent many vacations in Florida deep sea fishing with her dad and grandfather. After decades in San Francisco, she yearned to live and work in a smaller waterfront city. Saint Petersburg offers Barbara the quality urban lifestyle on the water with the historic neighborhoods and homes that are her passion. Barbara focuses her unique listing and marketing skills on Saint Petersburg and the surrounding communities where sellers need an old-home specialist to attain top dollar for their treasured assets. Barbara has sold many luxury condominiums in San Francisco during her career, and she loves the opportunity that the downtown high-rise market provides. Barbara is a certified Seller Specialist, Senior Specialist and Negotiation Expert.