Barbara has sold over Two Billion Dollars of San Francisco real estate since 1986 and repeatedly has been ranked San Francisco’s #1 Realtor. Without reservation Barbara is one of the most influential women in the local business community. Barbara, a fourth generation San Franciscan and property owner, has over 26 years as a specialist in the marketing and selling of fine residential properties in all neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, California. Barbara credits her success to her high level of service and marketplace knowledge. Her primary goal is client satisfaction and service.
She is often featured and quoted in many local and national publications such as the San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Nob Hill Gazette, 7 x 7 Magazine, San Francisco Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Haute Living Magazine, California Home and Design, Lore Magazine, The Epoch Times, El Décor Magazine, Metropolitan Home Magazine and many others. Barbara has written numerous articles on Real Estate in many of these publications. She has often been asked to be a keynote speaker for many real estate related events such as The Luxury Marketing Council, the Women's Council of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Design Center, Colleges and other organizations. She has also been a guest panelist with Tom Durein from Marquis Jet and Kim Roberts from Baccarat. Barbara has also worked as a Relocation Specialist with Fortune 500 Companies throughout the globe. Her in-depth knowledge of all San Francisco neighborhoods allows Barbara to fulfill every clients dream. Barbara’s clients include many high level CEO’s, celebrities, musicians, physicians, scientists, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, politicians, civic leaders, professors, accountants, attorneys, judges and business owners. Clients include Warren Buffett, Gordon and Ann Getty, former Giants’ Rich Aurilia, Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom, actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Pelosi Family and Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle. Whatever the price range, Barbara’s clients always receive her premiere quality service and attention.
In 1986, Barbara began her Real Estate career with Grubb & Ellis in San Francisco with a strong background in marketing and negotiating skills. Barbara was a Top Producer and #1 Agent for this prestigious company. Barbara then joined McGuire Real Estate in 1993 and was consistently a Top Producer. She has been McGuire’s #1 Agent Company-Wide for ten consecutive years.
In 2012, Barbara’s sales exceeded over $120,000,000 and in 2007, Barbara was recognized by the San Francisco Association of Realtors Ranking Report as San Francisco's #1 Realtor. On 11/11/2006 Barbara was ranked San Francisco's #1 Realtor by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends.
Barbara has consistently ranked among the top .02% of America's 1 million-plus real estate professionals. On November 11, 2006, the top 200 real estate professionals in the USA were announced at a press conference during the National Association of Realtors Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Barbara J. Callan, as an individual agent, was ranked #1 in San Francisco, was ranked #8 in the state of California and was ranked #22 in the United States of America. On 11/06/2008 Barbara was again recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends at a banquet in Orlando Florida and was again the recipient of this prestigious award, out of 1 million plus realtors in the United States, McGuire’s #1 Agent Barbara Callan was ranked #13 in the state of California and #30 in the United States of America. On 06/04/2009 Barbara was Ranked San Francisco's #1 Realtor by The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends.
In November 2008, Barbara was named the “Mastermind” as one of San Francisco’s Eight Power Players of San Francisco Real Estate in Haute Living Magazine.
Barbara's sales achievements were recognized in 2003 by McGuire Real Estate, as she was named a McGuire Partner.
Barbara has served on numerous boards for different charities over the years. She has always been involved and is a consistent contributor to many philanthropic organizations. Barbara's main charitable focus is raising funds for breast cancer research and particularly in support of The LINK FUND (Learning, Information, Networking and Knowledge), an organization started by her son Geoff and daughter-in law Hilary Newsom Callan. Their annual fund raiser PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic sells out each year and raises over a million dollars. For information on the Golf Classic Annual event preview PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic.
She is also very involved and active in the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.
Barbara and her husband Bob who is on the Board of Directors of First Tee of San Francisco, is financially supportive. First Tee is a unique youth development program that uses the sport of golf to teach students life skills, values of integrity, honesty, self control and self reliance. Students learn to apply these values and principals to all aspects of their life. This program offers young people who may not have this opportunity to better their lives through a junior golf program. It offers college and high school scholarships to children who would not normally have the opportunity to attend high school or college. It is also an opportunity for young people to experience camaraderie and life values through golf. Barbara is very involved with EARN (Earned Assets Resource Network), a charity that raises funds to match the savings of many families in San Francisco, so they can break the cycle of poverty and launch a new cycle of prosperity on the path to homeownership, college and entrepreneurship.
Barbara is a Co-Founder of the American Paralysis Association, and was the founding President. Barbara enjoys volunteering her time to numerous charity projects.
Barbara and her husband are the proud parents of three grown children and four grandchildren. Barbara’s favorite leisure activity is to spend time with her husband, children, daughters-in law and amazing grandchildren. Her favorite destination spots are Napa and Hawaii. Her clients also know that she is always available for them.
Barbara prides herself on negotiating the best possible transaction for her buyers and sellers. Results count when you call on the leader in San Francisco Real Estate. Barbara has a great passion and joy for her work. She looks forward to starting each day. Her clients know that she is always available for them and provides the ultimate in service, professionalism and knowledge.