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Hustle with Muscle- Importance of Skilled Negotiation in Real Estate.

By Virginia Barden, February 23, 2019

I did a thing!

I’m incredibly proud to have earned the right to call my self a CNE- Certified Negotiation Expert. This educational program is modeled after the curriculum developed by Harvard Law School. Think of super popular books like The Art of Getting to Yes, Never Split the Difference, Give and Take, How to Win Friends and Influence People…

Ok, neat new letters after my name—but what does this actually mean? Well, it elevates my intelligence gathering capabilities. It provides me with scientifically proven methods for finding and leveraging positions of power??. In essence, it makes me so much more effective for my clients?.

Clients say that at least 40% of our time as Real Estate Agents is consumed by negotiating. While only 4% of Agents have any advanced education around Negotiation. ?

One of my favorite things about this industry is the amount of continued education required to maintain one’s license. I can’t wait to offer all of these new tools to my incredible clients.

#alwaysbelearning #hustlewithmuscle


Virginia Barden


Grounded in personalized service and thoughtful communication, Virginia leverages her experience with high-pressure real estate investment environments to achieve exceptional outcomes for her clients. Virginia creates calm from chaos and loves adapting these tools to her clients’ benefit. In addition to her years in real estate, Virginia holds a Bachelor of Sociology Degree and a Certificate of Organic Master Gardening from Portland State University. She is a member of the Portland Metro Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Virginia has earned her Master Negotiation Expert Certification, a designation that arms her with the most effective negotiation techniques and ability to maximize outcomes for her clients. Only 4,000 agents have earned this designation nationwide. When Virginia is not tenaciously advocating for her clients, she is in the kitchen working on recipes that begin with, “Day 1…”, drinking great coffee and hiking Mt. Tabor with her young family and her labradoodle, Polly. Virginia deeply cherishes the trust of her community and she will always have hearts in her eyes for Portland. Follow Virginia on Instagram to get a look behind the scenes.
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