As a self-motivated, conscientious real estate agent with a strong work ethic, my underlying philosophy of “service first” means that my clients’ needs are paramount. I work diligently to understand each client’s goals and to always exemplify trust, transparency, and integrity. My reputation for honest communication and active listening has made me a trusted advisor for the people with whom I work. As a dedicated, personable, and approachable real estate agent, I give clients highly personalized attention and work around their schedules.


License and Qualifications

  • Real Estate Broker License, California Bureau of Real Estate, 2008
  • Real Estate Salesperson License, California Bureau of Real Estate, 1978
  • Experienced in trust and probate sales
  • Detailed familiarity with San Diego County
  • Excellent interpersonal ability; strong negotiator


Professional Experience

Broker-Associate, Compass Real Estate—Carlsbad, CA 2018 – Present

  • Responsible for working with buyers, sellers and investors, managing investment property, negotiating contract terms, reviewing documents and ensuring their accuracy, and guiding clients through the escrow process. Consistently communicate transaction status to buyers and sellers through their preferred method of contact.


Broker-Associate, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage—Encinitas, CA 2006 – 2018

  • Assisted clients with the purchase and sale of residential real estate. Negotiated contracts, ensured document accuracy, guided and educated clients through the transition process.


REALTOR®, Ranch & Sea Realty—Carlsbad, CA 1998 – 2006

  • Sold the management division of The Barbour Corporation to Ranch & Sea Realty in 1998. Guided residential buyers and sellers in the process of analyzing market data and identifying opportunities to maximize return on investment.


Owner, The Barbour Corporation—Carlsbad, CA 1989 – 1998

  • Founded real estate company specializing in sales, management, and construction. Sold and managed over 2000 apartment units as well as over 1 million square feet of commercial property and over 200 single-family homes.


Memberships and Designations

  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • California Association of REALTORS®
  • North San Diego County Association of REALTORS®
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)


Community Involvement

  • Scripps Encinitas Hospital Community Advisory Board
  • Encinitas Ranch Golf Course Men’s Club
  • Southern California Golf Association
  • United States Tennis Association
Skip Barbour
Broker Associate

CA DRE License Number: 00795532

Broker: Compass Real Estate
CalBRE# 01991628
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa 7668 El Camino Real, Suite 104, #117, Carlsbad, CA 92009