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Barbara Manning


Barbara's Contact Information

Phone: (408) 295-3111   |   Mobile: (408) 647-0192
1100 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 170 , San Jose, CA 95125
CalBRE # 00778700

About Barbara

Sereno Group is honored to announce the association of Barbara Manning with our Willow Glen team. Barbara is a valuable addition to our team and has worked in the Real Estate Industry for many years.

A native of San Francisco, Barbara comes from a long line of Realtors. Her mother was a realtor as was her sister. "My interest in Real Estate started at a very young age while helping my mother with her business." In addition to Real Estate, Barbara has several years experience in the High Tech industry. Her positions in Corporate Management and Finance bring a wealth of experience to the Sereno Group. Her knowledge in both real estate and finance help provide a level of professionalism to all her clients.

Barbara also has a son and daughter who are active realtors as well. Her son, Sean Manning, is a successful and valuable member of the Sereno Group Willow Glen team. Her daughter, Shauna Manning Shoop, resides in San Diego and is a realtor with Carrington Realty in Del Mar.

If you have any questions please feel free to email or call her at (408)647-0192.



"Thank you so much again for your tremendous help with our home purchase this March. My wife Ella and I like our new home very much. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to you for everything you have done for us before, during and after home purchasing! It was a truly wonderful experience. We were very lucky to know you and have you as our agent. Clearly, you are the best agent we have ever known. Your extremely professional services (detailed explanation of documents, efficient communications between different teams involved, and so on) have made our home-buying super easy and convenient. Every others involved in the contract were very happy with the whole process and spoke highly of your professional, considerate and efficient work. We have also learned a lot from you as first-time home buyers. If we have friends or colleagues around who are available in the market and want to buy homes , we would definitely refer you to them." - Roy Ren & Ella


"We used Barbara for the purchase of our first home, the sale of our first home and the buying of our second home.  In all three transactions, we really valued how Barbara was committed to us.  When we bought our first home, we were on a tight budget and using a VA loan.  Without Barbara going the extra mile and pounding the pavement to find us our first home before it had even gone on the market, I'm not sure if we would have ended up with such a nice first home.  A couple years later when it was time to trade in the equity of our first home for a second home that would better fit our growing family, Barbara was a tremendous influence in making sure our home showed well.  She gave us reasonable tips for what to fix up and used a very good photographer who made our pretty home look beautiful in photographs.  She adeptly negotiated the best offer we could get on our place and we accepted an above-list price offer at a time when other homes in our area had to decrease their price or accept lower offers.  When it came time to buy our second home, she was honest in her assessment of various homes we would look at.  When we finally offered on our current home, we were accepted even though we offered below list price.  When the seller tried to get us to come up in price, Barbara was our advocate and maintained that the price we offered was fair.  In other words, when we sold our home with Barbara we accepted an above list price offer and when we bought our second home with Barbara, we were able to purchase it below list price.  Some of that might have to do with the market but without Barbara working tirelessly on our behalf, we would not have been able to take full advantage.  We will always be grateful for all she has done for our family." - Laura & Jaime Zepeda


"When I first decided it was time to put my house up for sale I was totally dreading the process. I had heard plenty of horror stories from other people on the things that can happen not only while the home is for sale but also things that come up while the home is in escrow. Most of all I was thinking to myself “what if nobody puts in an offer”? It was crucial to find the right Realtor.

After meeting with Barbara Manning I felt immediately at ease and felt that she was honest and truly loved her job. What a great fit she turned out to be as my agent! The entire process from the listing, the open house weekend and the screening of offer process (9 offers) went quickly. I believe this was due to my listening to and following all of the advice that she gave me prior to putting the house on the market. I believe that each suggestion I followed from her added extra value to my home, the end result being offers well above my asking price. Even the escrow process was smooth with the house closing 6 days early.

Barbara turned out to be the perfect Realtor for me as well as someone I hope to keep in touch with as a friend. I am truly grateful to her for all of her expertise and hard work and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a Realtor." - Connie Wilson