Press Release

April 24, 2008 – Sylvia Barry Interviewed on Inman News Article “NAR Considers new short-sale disclosure rules”

Sylvia Barry, a Top Voice at the National real estate online site, (1998 Wbbey Award Nominee for Real Estate Web Services), was interviewed by the leading online real estate news service, Inman News, on April 24, 2008. The article is in response to the expectation that NAR will be considering new rules to better describe the status of properties in Realtor affiliated Multiple Listing Services. Sylvia was interviewed for how the North Bay Multiple Listing Services handles the short sale status.

To read the article, please go to NAR considers new short-sale disclosure rules
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November 4, 2007 – Frank Howard Allen Agents in the News

Sylvia Barry Brings National Open House Day to Marin

November 4, 2007 has been designated as National Open House Day. Realtors® who are participating in this event stand prepared to answer questions about housing trends in local markets. Buyers who visit an open house on the National Open House Day are invited to both tour the featured homes and bring their toughest questions.

You can find one of these featured homes and prepared Realtors® at

The grass roots launch of National Open House Day was created by REALTOR® Patrick Mahony of Phoenix, through Trulia Voices, a question and answer board on real estate, part of Patrick’s grass roots idea quickly spread through Trulia Voices as several agents joined in and spread the news through their local brokerage offices throughout the country.

Agents from Marin County participating in this event include Frank Howard Allen agent Sylvia Barry of the Novato Office. Sylvia, an active Trulia “Voice,” is ranked 3rd under “Most Liked Answers” with 553 useful answers.

Trulia, a growing force online, was adopted by Frank Howard Allen earlier this year and features all Frank Howard Allen listings. The site refers nearly 3,000,000 visitors to broker websites per month and is currently the third greatest referral source for all web traffic.

For a complete list of featured houses, or to sign up, please visit

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