With her love for architecture, design and people, Amanda Barnes has found her passion in real estate. Down to earth and level headed, Amanda focuses on building relationships one person at a time. Adept at connecting her clients to the neighborhoods and properties that suit their specific needs, she brings thoughtfulness, enthusiasm and the highest level of customer service to every transaction. After four successful years of practicing real estate in Portland, Oregon, Amanda was drawn to Brooklyn to study interior design at the Pratt Institute. She has worked at such respected design firms as Chilewich, Maharam and Ralph Lauren. In addition to her design education at Pratt Institute, she has overseen multiple home renovations, which has given her a unique perspective in helping clients see opportunities within properties. Amandas experience working directly in the interior design industry, coupled with her real estate sales background, makes her an ideal agent for the beautiful neighborhoods of Brooklyn. She specializes in sales and rentals in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, as well as yet-to-be-discovered-neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn.When not hard at work you can find Amanda exploring New York with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, eating the local cuisine, bicycling, and gardening. and Once the apartment was listed, Amanda was tireless in bringing clients by to see it, while always letting us know when to expect traffic in the building. As a result of her efforts, there were several folks interested in the apartment, and Amanda did her homework on their backgrounds so that we could choose among the offers. Dealing with Amanda was a pleasure from beginning of the process to the end. I cannot recommend her highly enough for her thoroughness, knowledge of the market, and consistent pleasant manner. She was a joy to work with! and - Marion and We worked with Amanda to help find my daughter her first apartment. We are from the Midwest and knew nothing about Brooklyn when we started. We looked at 17 apartments over three days and finally found the perfect one. Amanda understood my desire for a great location and my daughters desire to be in a vibrant neighborhood. Amanda really worked hard for us and is very knowledgeable about the city. She is also a lovely person and I highly recommend her. By the end of our search, we felt that we had found a great apartment and made a new friend. and - Alida M.