Barbara Merrill has been coming to the desert since the early 80’s for vacations, and has always enjoyed the desert life style, climate, & the friendly people. In 2000, she bought her home in Indian Ridge Country Club as a weekend retreat, but soon discovered she loved the desert life so much, she made it her full time residence & has totally embraced the desert community by serving on numerous charity organizations such as Gilda’s Club, & Desert Cancer Foundation. She has also been a very active volunteer in numerous Indian Ridge committees/boards such as the architectural committee, landscape committee, communication committee, HOA Board of Directors and was even the author and Editor of "Ridge News," an electronic newsletter for all 1,068 homeowners in Indian Ridge Country Club. Barbara earned her Master’s degree from Cal Poly with credentials in both mathematics & administration. After graduating with honors, she began her 32 year career in education teaching algebra, and later became the Chino School District`s first Professional Development Specialist whose job was to train and evaluate the entire District in the areas of motivation techniques and effective communication skills. While working in education, Barbara never ignored her passion and love for real estate. For the past 35 years she has continually bought, sold, remodeled, rented and managed her own properties for investment purposes as well as provided loans for spec builders in Big Horn. Barbara says, "I am a bit of a perfectionist, detail oriented, borderline workaholic, and am very service oriented. I get tremendous pleasure out of helping people accomplish their goals, and have found my background and training in motivation techniques and effective communication skills have helped me be successful in real estate transactions. I like to describe myself as “The Concierge Realtor of the Desert” who promises to provide immediate feedback after all open houses or showings, be accessible 24-7, give continual market updates, provide over-the-top service, be available long after escrow closes, and look forward to making life-long friendships with my clients. For buying or selling, I look forward to working with you!