Brooks & Barbour
California Office
About Brooks & Barbour

As CENTURY 21® Real Estate professionals, Brooks & Barbour are dedicated to providing you the highest quality service possible. Our personal knowledge of the local real estate market is combined with the power of the CENTURY 21 brand—the most recognized name in real estate today.

Let us assist you in finding your dream home in a neighborhood that is right for you and in the price range you want. Or, if you are interested in selling a property, we have a marketing plan that can help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price.

We look forward to the opportunity of working for you!



We did not consider any other agents because Lucy Barbour is our realtor. We have worked with her in the past and will do so again, should the opportunity present itself. Lucy knows the market, has a wide network, and an amazing reputation for being the best. We always knew we could call on Lucy with any question and we would get a prompt, complete, and accurate response. She was very patient as we worked through all the things we needed to do to get the documents ready for listing, answering questions from agents, and finalizing the sale. We really appreciate her professionalism throughout the process. Without a doubt, Lucy Barbour exceeded our expectations. She provided superb service throughout the entire process, from the phone call to list the property to the follow-up after the sale was complete. Lucy Barbour exceeded all our expectations when it came to selling our property.
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Pam and Dave Jamieson
She does a great job- highly recommend her! She is a friend. Have known her for years. Trusted her. Knew she would do a good job. She was responsive to my calls and did a great job.
Review by
Mary Copado, Leonardtown, MD
Lucy was professional, honest, and knowledgeable. We felt like she always had our best interest at heart. She was speed y with communication and assured any fears or questions we had. Our home sold quickly and the deal was done without a hitch. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home.
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Ian & Becca Risbon, Maryland
She has always done an amazing job for me in both buying and selling properties. Always responds to questions immediatel y, and offers great advice and professionalism.
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Karyn hudson, Hollywood MD
Karen was great to work with and gets the job done. She assisted us with every aspect of the process and provided expert insight and advice. Thanks to Karen, we got a great deal on our dream waterfront property in Southern Maryland. We can't imagine working with anyone else in the area ever again and highly recommend her service to anyone looking for home in the area.
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Jack S. Lusby, MD
Excellent realtor with an excellent knowledge of the local area. She was super helpful and patient with our needs. We ca nnot recommend Lucy highly enough!
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Tim P, Leonardtown, MD
Lucy is a professional agent who understands the market and is always accessible and extremely helpful. Awesome job sel ling our home.
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Adam And Jeri, Leonardtown
Karen Alford-Brooks was highly recommended to us...I had seen her name on advertisements, other than that I did not know anything about her. Karen responded to any communication in a timely manner. Karen listened to us, and was easy to talk with. I liked the way she texted to say call her at our convenience or that she had send an email when she needed to talk to us.
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KKing Hollywood MD
Lucy is more than just our realtor. She has become a good family friend.
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Christine Garrison, Leonardtown MD
I would use Karen again and again to sell my houses as she has done over the years. She doesn't surgar coat anything an d just says exactly what needs to be done and recommnds the people to call to get it done if needed. If you disagree with what she says, she just sais, "OK." and moves on. She wants to get it sold as much as you do, and she knows how to do that. She could have offered to climb up and change a 25 foot dryer vent line cause she is so much smaller than I am, but I wouldn't let her even if she asked. She was perfect. I appricate her support and attitude even when I was a basket case.
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Paul Hein, formerly Clements, MD
Karen Alford-Brooks has sold two homes for us. Both transactions went smoothly and without any drama. Living out of stat e, this was especially important to us. We appreciate her knowledge and ability to deal with all the little issues that come up in a real estate transaction. Thanks Karen!
Review by
Terry Hendricks, Florida
Hire Karen!
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Linda Jeffers, Lexington Park
Lucy is a very knowledgeable and experienced realtor. She is professional and reliable and helped us to find the house w e were looking for in St. Mary's County. I highly recommend Lucy Barbour for your home search.
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Kim Smith, St. Mary's County, MD
Moving out of the state before selling our house was a tremendous worry for us. But Lucy went above and beyond what we expected to ease our minds, communicate and stay on top of feedback for our benefit. She is a very 'hands-on' agent following thru with recommendations on our behalf ... and made us feel very well taken care of.
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Loic & Karleen Jaffres
Karen ROCKS! Knows me and understands my plan!! Always on top of things and communicates with me!
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Mitch, Florida
I selected Karen based on her professional reputation and knowledge of our area. Karen kept me informed throughout the process. She was quick to respond to my questions and offered expert advice. Karen has a deep knowledge and understanding of St. Mary's County. She knows real estate. She keeps appraised of the market trends. She is professional and easy to approach. She works hard for the Seller and gives expert advice. Century 21 fees are on par with competitors. I trusted Karen and she did not let me down. She marketed the house successfully and offered many options to me throughout the process. Karen made the overall process less stressful. I highly recommend Karen! She made sure I was comfortable with every step of the process!
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Veronica Johnson, Hollywood
Karen Brooks is by far the best realtor that I've ever dealt with. She professional attitude with all aspects of the tr ansaction were second to none. I've dealt with Karen in the past and will continue to use her services in the future.
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Rick Evans, Hollywood Maryland
She did a great job and I was very happy.
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Timothy B. Riordan, 60 Pearl St., Charlestown, MA
Great person. She became a friend through the process.
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Dick Miles, Lexington Park, MD
Karen Brooks is the best Real Estate Agent that I have ever used comparing her to over 20 others from Sales of properti es in California, Washington state, Arizona and Maryland. I told Karen (who managed my property as a rental) that if she had a buyer, to keep us in mind as she continued to manage it. About 2-3 months later she had an inquiry about buying rental property and sold ours. Not only did she do a fabulous job with the sale; she also did a fabulous job finding a renter and managing the whole process of our condo. The tenant she found for us was unbelievable. The kept the apartment like a model home and they were never late on the rent in 3+ years. In 2005, Karen sold my Dad's house after my Mom died. Dad (83) was a mess and Karen helped me deal with him and kept me sane. Mom and Dad moved into their house in 1966. Dad was an old crumengon and on his best days difficult to deal with. She sold it and spent lots of time helping him understand the process. If you need a honest, reliable Real Estate pro, that epitimizes Karen! Again, the best ever!
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Bonnie Herzog Chandler, Arizona
I have known Karen for many years. Karen reputation for begin a hard working trust worthy agent and friend. I would reco mmend Karen to anyone who needs to purchase or sell property.
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Ricky Chesser Leonardtown
Karen is an exceptional real estate agent. She is extremely professional, knowledgable and personable. She promptly li sted our home at an appropriate price and sold it quickly. She was very patient through some extenuating circumstances and was always positive and supportive. I highly recommend her.
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Patty Lewis, St. Mary's County
Karen Alford-Brooks dealt with the sale of my house in a completely professional manner from our first meeting. She set the price of the house according to the market and helped with adjustments as the market changed. She was instrumental in negotiating a fair sale price and obtaining the required repairs for the buyers to obtain a loan. She is available for questions and responds to emails quickly. Her understanding of the closing process was helpful as we navigated the timeline to closing. Besides being professional she's friendly and encouraging and made the sale of my house as easy as it could be. I highly recommend using Karen's knowledge and wisdom if you need to sell a home.
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Laurie K Scherer, California, MD
Lucy Barbour was very helpful with the property purchase. She explained everything well so that it was understood. She s et up appts. with the attorney for closing, etc. I would recommend Lucy Barbour to others based upon here general knowledge of the area & her knowledge of her profession. This was my first experience with a realtor & Lucy made it pleasant & worry free. Thank you Lucy Barbour for all of your help.
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Benny Knott / AB&H Excavating, inc
Century 21 New Millennium has always been the leader in professionalism for real estate in Southern Maryland. There was never a doubt in my mind who to go to when it was time for my husband and I to look for our forever home after 25 years in our current home. I knew I had to have Karen on my team when the time came to buy a house. She has the expertise I needed without any hassle and stress from presenting the offer, home inspection to the day of closing. I recommend all of my friends and family to call the best real estate agent in Southern Maryland - Karen Alford-Brooks. Karen was always available to work around our schedules, very dependable - even when we had to use 4-wheel drive to get to the house - she was there!
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Rick & Shirley Woodburn
Lucy did a great job helping us buy our new house and then sell the old one. She priced the old place just right and we closed within 90 days of listing. I have nothing but good things to say about Lucy.
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Kyle, Leonardtown
Karen is the ultimate professional and is always going above and beyond. She always keeps me updated and is available wh enever I needed her. Her expertise and knowledge of real estate in this area is exceptional. She takes the time to get to know your needs and wants. Never makes you feel rushed and answers every e-mail/text/phone call in a timely manner (regardless of the time of day!). I have and will continue to recommend Karen Alford-Brooks to my friends, family and anyone else who asks me for a real estate agent recommendation.
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Lisa Tillman, California, MD
It would be easy to believe we are giving Lucy Barbour an Excellent rating in all aspects because we are friends and hav e been colleagues and you would be right to the extent that we surround ourselves with people of excellence and she is Excellent. She did not disappoint and went the extra mile on marketing. Lucy explained the market for a specialty home like ours and the potential for a long term marketing period. We appreciated her candor and found her still positive and energetic. It allowed us to remain realistic and optimistic at the same time. The truth is, she worked so hard on her marketing efforts that we wondered if the commission was enough for the value of her time and talent. We have already recommended Lucy and Century 21 New Millennium to others.
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Dan & Julie Van Orden, Houston TX
Lucy is outstanding in her field. She is knowledgeable and know how to sell a house. She is professional. and is an expe rt in what she does; I would recommend her to anyone that is interested in selling their home. Century 21 is lucky to have her as part of their team.
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Bernice Weiss Washington DC
Lucy is friendly, knowledgable, and easy to work with! She made buying our first home easy and answered all our question s! I would definitely recommend Lucy and will be using her in the future if we ever buy again!
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Randy & Shannon Farrell Mechanicsville Maryland
Karen is an excellent realtor. She helped my husband and I to move into a beautiful home quickly before our baby arrive d. During the process, she was always available and quick to respond to questions/concerns. I strongly recommend her as a realtor, and will recommend her to family and friends.
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Liz Greer, Mechanicsville, MD
I had lived in the area for over twenty years. Observed that Lucy Barbour had been a "Top Producer" for Century 21 a num ber of times. When I first contacted Lucy regarding the sale of our home my sense was she was a professional, well organized, and thoughtful about how to market our home. She also did not "oversell" her capabilities, she is a realist. Our home sold in a matter of days from my initial meetng with Lucy. Photos were taken and a marketing video of exceptional quality was made immediately following our meeting. It is my understanding that the video was not even on the MLS listing before there was a serious buyer. Lucy listened to what our price objective was, was in constant contact and provided status as the sale moved forward. She was thorough in her plan to complete the sale and always available to answer questions and provide guidance. The MLS listing was beautifully presented, so much so that we shared it with family and friends. Lucy Barbour is a quintessential professional. We knew we had chosen the right person to sell our home. Could not have hoped for a smoother marketing/sales process. Well done!
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Karen Farrah, Ft. Myers, FL
Our broker, Lucy Barbour, helped us sell our house quickly and for full price. She gave us great advice on how to get t he house ready for showing and encouraged us along the way. She brought offers to us and provided logical, thoughtful options so we could make the best decision(s). We are fully convinced that her professional and expertise sold our house! We will definitely go back to Lucy for all our Maryland real estate needs.
Review by
Pam and Dave Jamieson, California MD
She was wonderful!!!!
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