Preferred Properties

Barbara Trousdale, Broker/Owner/Realtor

802.233.5590 / 802.862.6266 fax
147 Knight Lane
Williston, VT 05495

Preferred Properties is a local real estate agency co-owned by husband and wife team, Barb and Curtis Trousdale.

With a genuine desire to make a difference in people’s lives by assisting people with the largest investment in their lives, Barb Trousdale obtained her real estate license in 2003. Considering it her mission, Barb is committed to doing whatever it takes to get her clients to the next stage in their life. It’s not unusual to find Barb moving boxes, cleaning the refrigerator, or shoveling a walkway.

One of the things that sets Preferred Properties apart from other Agents is their commitment to gathering information that assist their clients in making educated decisions; which has resulted in saving them huge amounts of time and money.

Committed to excellence and service, in 2015 Barb was named the Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors “Realtor of the Year” and then from a pool of 14+ Realtors, was selected as the “Vermont Realtor of the Year”.

Barb’s care and commitment to her clients has earned her the trust of several local Estate and Family Law Attorneys who regularly pass her referrals for people/families going through a transition.

A trained Mediator, Barb is uniquely suited to assist families going through emotionally trying situations and helping them stay focused on where they want/need to be.

The senior demographic is one that is near and dear to Barb’s heart. A Baby Boomer herself, Barb experienced first-hand the issues that face seniors; when her Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and they needed to find the right setting for him as he was no longer safe at home. Barb assisted her parents in preparing their Wills, Power of Attorneys, Advanced Directives and gathered the pertinent information for her Dad’s Medicaid application. Her next step was to assist her Mom in preparing the family home that they had jointly owned for 58 years to get ready to market and find a condo that offered her the ease of not having to worry about maintenance and upkeep.

Over the years, Barb has assembled a vast list of resources, including professionals who offer services that are key in assisting Seniors execute the plan once a decision has been made.

As a seasoned Realtor of 16+ years and with her training as a Senior Real Estate Specialist and Real Estate Negotiation Expert, Barb has the compassion, expertise and drive to assist Seniors in finding solutions and the resources available to ensure a smooth transition.