Barbara Margolis, GRI

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Wayne

38 Years Active in Real Estate

What was your career prior to real estate, if applicable?

Prior to my real estate career, I was employed in the scientific research field.

What type of leadership roles have you held outside of real estate? 

I have served as a Director on the Methacton School Board for 16 years. During this period, I served as President of the Board for 12 years.

As a voice for your colleagues, what strengths/insights will you bring to the Board discussions?

I have strong listening and problems solving skills. I am in a problem solving position throughout each day, therefore I am aware of what agents need in their daily activities. I keep on top of changes in our industry by following upcoming trends facing REALTORS®.I am presently and have been for years on the PAR Standard Forms Committee.Agents from many companies feel comfortable asking me about the Agreement of Sale when questions arise.

What issues do you feel the Association should be addressing?

The organization should continually try to inform its members about the opportunities that come with being a Suburban West member. We should also continue to increase our outreach to members with training in various locations. Lastly, we need to impress upon Brokers the value of our Broker meetings so that they can take information back to their agents.

Why are you interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors?  

I am very proud of the outstanding reputation Suburban West has throughout the state.  I want to build on the great work we are doing and help to continue to bring more programs to our members with no increase in dues for 21 years. Real Estate has been so much a part of my life, I feel it is my responsibility to give back to an industry that has been so good to me.