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Specializing in Residential


Buying or selling a home can be one of the most important and difficult decisions you will ever make. However, it can also be one of the most enjoyable. As your REALTOR®, I will use my years of knowledge and experience to help you achieve the results you expect and deserve. Since 1994, I have helped hundreds of families with their Real Estate needs in the Mankato area. Whether you are thinking about buying or selling, my expertise and community connections, plus marketing techniques will get the job done in today's market. My goal is to provide you with a high level of service and results you know you can TRUST! Let my experience and commitments to diversity give you peace of mind when buying or selling a home. My acquired designations include: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate REALTORS® Institute,(GRI), and Residential Marketing Master (RMM). My previous awards include GMAC Premier Service Diamond Award 2006, GMAC Medallion Award Winner 2004, GMAC Top Office Award 2001, Better Homes & Gardens Top Producer Award 1999. I have served on the Board of REALTORS® and MLS Committee. What Clients Are Saying... So grateful to have Marlene help us through this stressful time! She found us the perfect home, and sold ours really fast! Everything went so smoothly. Thanks so much Marlene! -Brenda Sonnabend Marlene Barnes is an outstanding REALTOR®. Her knowledge of Mankato real estate was gained from years of successful experience in helping buyers and sellers. She covered all the details for us and was a wealth of information. I would recommend Marlene Barnes to anyone because of her attention to detail and good communication throughout the buying process. Marlene is easy to reach, responds to questions promptly, and flexible. She is a true professional. -Martha Lindberg