Meet Barbara Pearson-Sawyer GRI, ABR,SRS,SRES

Barbara Pearson-Sawyer 2008 and 2013 Top Producing Sales Associate Of The Year
Awarded the Pinnacle Award 2016
Nominated for Realtor of the Year 2009 and 2011 by the Chaffee County Board of Realtors

Barbara is a California girl transplanted to the beautiful mountains of Colorado. She is the oldest in a family of 13 children and spent her childhood in the entertainment business working with such entertainers as Jimmy Durante, Sonny and Cher, Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller to name a few. She spent 18 years in the travel agency business, owning her own company, which also afforded her many opportunities to travel to over 26 countries around the world.

Because of her love of the mountains, skiing and hiking, she and her son Jason moved to Colorado in 1996. In Summit County, she entered the real estate business in Breckenridge and later she worked for Intrawest and Vail Resorts in the real estate development of the Keystone resort ski area.

She and her husband moved to Salida in 2003 for the small town community in the mountains. She entered the real estate business here and finds it to be a pleasure to represent this small town by helping young people into their first homes and anyone interested in investing their future into this exceptional river valley which has so much to offer to the young and young at heart.

She is a professional and stresses the importance of continuing real estate education within the industry. She has served on the MLS committee for the local board. She was the Sales Associate of the Year at First Colorado Land Office for 2008 and 2013 and received the Pinnacle Award for 2016. She holds a GRI designation*,ABR, SRS, SRES and Employing Broker status. Her motto is “Exceeding Your Expectations” and she takes that seriously.

Barbara is serving on the Board for the Salida Chamber of Commerce and is the Past President of the Mt Shavano Kiwanis Club who sponsor programs for children and family events throughout the year. Barbara is passionate about serving this community and serves on the board of the Salida Chamber of Commerce and she created the annual "Adopt A Grand parent" for the holidays.

Now in her leisure time living in Colorado, you will find her spending time with her family which now includes two grandsons and you will find her with her husband Wayne in the mountains hiking, climbing a 14er, snowshoeing or skiing off the top of a mountain.

Cell- 719-207-3884  or Email

*GRI -- Graduate, Realtor Institute is a professional designation for those who have graduated from the Realtor Institute, also associated with the National Association of Realtors. REALTORS with this designation have completed a comprehensive education program in residential real estate. GRI, which stands for Graduate, REALTOR® Institute, is a nationally recognized professional real estate designation

The GRI designation is a real estate industry designation similar to various industry designations such as CPA, CSEO, CLU and CFP.

The GRI designation is considered the nation’s number one real estate designation.This designation may only be earned after successfully completing a rigorous educational program. This program requires 92 hours of live course instruction from a statewide faculty selected because of extensive experience in their own areas of expertise.

This designation is available only to members of the local, state and National Association of REALTORS®. GRI is recognized nationwide as the standard for real estate professionalism and knowledge. The GRI designation is granted through the California Association of REALTORS® whose courses of study meet the standards established by the National Association of REALTORS.