Barbara Gargiulo grew up in N. Caldwell, New Jersey and attended West Essex High School. She continued her education by achieving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elmira College, where she continues to be an active member of the alumnae association. She pursued a master of arts in educational administration, which she obtained from Villanova University, in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Prior to starting her career in real estate, she was Assistant Director of the Early Childhood Program at Beaver College in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She also taught at Happy Day Nursery School and was director of St. Peter's Nursery School in Essex Fells. She feels that the experience she gained is a valuable asset to her in real estate when she is working with families with young children. Barbara has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years. She started her career in the Caldwell area, obtained her broker's license and was manager for Prudential New Jersey Properties, Degnan Boyle Division, Caldwell Office. During her last year as manager, her office obtained the award for highest increase in sales production. She was recruited by Jay Schweppe to join his boutique firm, recognized for the high level of success in being the number one producer in the area, with the top sales people working for him. Schweppe and Company was bought out and became part of Burgdorff, then Coldwell Banker. At all three companies, Barbara was consistently recognized internally as being one of the companies top producers. In addition, Barbara has been a consistent member of New Jersey's prestigious Circle of Excellence club every year she has been in the business, at the bronze, silver and gold levels. In December, 2010, Barbara joined Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty, which she believes will give her the opportunity to provide an even higher level of service to her clients. She has always prided herself on the dedication she gives to every buyer and seller she works with, whether a first time buyer, or a past client who is looking to move unto their next home. Her expertise and knowledge give her the tools to provide her clients with the best advice to make the best decisions in this challenging real estate market. During the year 2010, Barbara closed 26 transactions, evidence of her commitment to her hard work and dedication.