Ginny Barker

Contact Info

Cell Phone:
(828) 423-6819
(828) 258-2953
(800) 951-4646
(828) 253-5151
[email protected]
Downtown Asheville Office

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About Me

Ginny was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She moved to Asheville in 1986, where she met her husband, Matt. After then living in both Atlanta and Philadelphia, Ginny and Matt returned to Asheville in 1992 where Jane McNeil, owner of Preferred Properties, very patiently helped them track down their affordable fixer-upper. Thus began a love of house hunting. In 2002, having successfully survived motherhood until all four of her children were in school, Ginny, along with Matt, got her real estate license and joined the team at Preferred Properties, impressed by the company’s emphasis on service and integrity. Ginny is now the mother of four young adult children and the grandmother of one spunky granddaughter. She loves maps, dogs, a fun sense of humor, and a good cup of coffee and is fascinated by social history, childbirth, and, to perhaps an alarming degree, severe weather. Ginny works passionately to raise awareness of domestic abuse as well as to decrease the stigma of mental illness. Ginny works with her husband, Matt, as a team and primarily serves as a buyer's agent. She is an information hound and if she does not know the answer to your question (she will readily admit that), she will find it for you. She values open and honest communication and believes that because home-buying process is stressful enough, it should also be fun.


Matt and Ginny were highly recommend by various people. Their years of experience in the area was the key in our decision to work with them. They marketed our house through multiple avenues using the latest technology as well as traditional methods. Ginny and Matt went above and beyond to help us in any way possible. They were available any time we had questions or needed to discuss our concerns.
- Trent & Liz Sellers
Ginny has worked so painstakingly hard for us over the past 5 months. She was always quick to send us new or updated listings and be available for us when we needed her (sometimes very last minute). She has great insights regarding different towns and neighborhoods which was nice for us being new to Asheville. We felt that we could trust and depend on her to help us through the entire purchasing process (first time home owners here) and she completely came through! Working with Ginny has been a great experience and although we didn’t get to spend as much time with her husband, Matt, he was also a pleasure to work with. Both are great realtors and more importantly great people! Thank you for helping us land our first house and being wonderful along the way!
- Brian & Brittany, First-time buyers
Ginny and Matt definitely went beyond the norm. There were problems with the posting of the deed of trust from a previous refinancing; it wasn’t the lawyer’s office that resolved it. Matt researched the Internet and found some information that helped resolve the problem. Since we were out of town, they met the Habitat Re-Store people at the house to let them in so they could pick up some donated furniture. Matt kept us abreast of any updates. The pictures he took of the house definitely helped sell it. Their professionalism and willingness to assist us was amazing. We just had an unusual circumstance that delayed the closing and Matt was the one who made it happen. I would definitely recommend them to everyone.
- Patty & Guy, Sellers
Ginny and Matt were such a pleasure to work with! Not only were they easy to work with (as we were buying a home from out of state) but they were understanding, as we used VA financing. Ginny responded in an extremely timely manner, worked with the VA regarding our loan daily, and even showed up to inspections and tested water on the property for us! We highly recommend Ginny and Matt, and if we move again will be sure to use them!
- Vanessa & Dennis, Hendersonville
This was our first time selling. Ginny and Matt were there for us to answer our many questions, calm us down when we were stressed about the process and they are very trustworthy. They even worked late hours to accommodate our busy life. We are so grateful that we chose Ginny and Matt to walk us through selling our house!
- Barry & Elizabeth, Fairview, NC
Ginny and Matt did an amazing job in helping us sell our home. The website they created for the house, the pictures they took, and the excellent customer service make these two a hard-to-beat team. With their expert advice, we were able to sell our home in four days—it sold with the first and only Open House. Matt walked us through every step of the way. We highly recommend them . . . THEY ARE AWESOME!!!
- Denna & Paul, Swannanoa
Thanks to Ginny and Matt Barker for all your hard work to market and sell (and close) this beauty. I recommend the Barker team to anyone in need of an Asheville area real estate agent.
- Aaron, home builder, Swannanoa

Closed As Listing Agent