Snyder Bailey & Associates
The Best People, The Best Properties For 30+ Years

About Us

Snyder Bailey & Associates, Inc. is a small independent real estate agency with a big reputation for superior performance. From historic mansions to rambling contemporary homes, farms, and country estates, we have earned a solid reputation for providing superior service to buyers and sellers. We offer innovative services and marketing.


  • Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation for West Virginia. The ONLY one in the State of West Virginia 
  • Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) Certification
  • Master of Science Degree
  • Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors Top Producer, 25+ Years Hall of Fame
  • America's Top 100 Agents 2021
  • 21 Million Dollars Sold in 2021
  • Owner/ Broker Snyder Bailey and Associates Inc. 30+ years
  • Area leader in Luxury, Historic and Unique Properties


  • National Association of Realtors - International Real Estate Section
  • MAREMA - Mid Atlantic Real Estate Marketing Association
  • Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors
  • National Employee Relocation Council

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Snyder-Bailey and Associates of Martinsburg, West Virginia recently handled a real estate transaction for me as the Buyer; and while concurrently serving as agent for the Sellers in Morgan County, West Virginia.   Snyder-Bailey and Associates were, by a very wide margin, the best and most professional Realtors I have worked with in my 73 years of life. In this instance both the Buyer and Seller were remotely located in different states separated by 2,700 miles.   Yet, everything went smoothly and all timeline deadlines were met; Escrow closed on the date selected, and without any problems…..most problems and obstructions having been previously resolved through Carolyn Snyder’s diligence and many years of expertise in inspections, HVAC contractors, Electrical services, Heating Oil Contractors, and General Contracting.   


I worked directly with Carolyn Snyder.   Carolyn was brilliant at working with both the Sellers and myself as the Buyer.   She is absolutely professional and managed and made highly successful recommendations to resolve the several issues that arose in dealing with the peculiar problems arising from the sale of a property nearing 100 yrs. old.   The result was successful and timely resolution in every instance and every issue. In my opinion she was completely fair and equitable in representing both sides and pulling the sale together such as to be totally fair to all parties with each side feeling totally satisfied with the transaction.   She even contributed personally to the costs of resolving an unexpected problem for which responsibility wasn’t clearly defined in the contract.    


Many realtors are focused on just making the sale and moving on to the next sale.    Carolyn was focused on making the sale meet the total approval of every party. Her vast experience and vast foundation of contacts that are leaders in their fields of contracting, electrical, heating/air conditioning, home inspections, has been invaluable in helping me to make the transition go smoothly from my location almost 2,600 miles from my previous home.  Carolyn arranged the legal aspects such that neither the buyer nor sellers had to be present for closing. Carolyn had a resolution for every problem that arose; include contacts in every home service field; with persons she has worked with and trusted for years, if not decades.  


The bottom line is that Carolyn truly cares about the buyer and the seller and placing them together in a compatible setting whereby she takes it upon herself to settle problems that may be beyond the experience of the parties involved in completing the sale.   Carolyn rates beyond the best realtor I have ever worked with. She is also one of the best human beings I have ever known. She also comes in as a first-rate friend …and follow-up on the sale and home services is and continues to be…. outstanding. I still hear from her about every two weeks to be assured that things are all in order and that I have everything that I need to make my new home purchase the best move of my life such that I feel completely happy with the purchase.   Snyder-Bailey and Associates is a Realty organization that is completely trustworthy and works to effect the total satisfaction of persons they work with; whether the buyer or the seller. They have my highest possible recommendation if any person is in need of a knowledgeable and completely trustworthy realtor.    


- Dr. Charles A. Arena, CAPT, USN (ret)

Carolyn Snyder has represented me on both the purchase and sale of multiple properties in the Eastern Panhandle.  She is an outstanding real estate agent. Highly ethical.  Always responsive. Very knowledgeable. And thoroughly professional.  It's been a privilege to work with her. As I've told her, she's a bargain at any price!
                  - Dan McGinn, CEO McGinn and Company 

Wow!!! Words cannot express my gratitude to CAROLYN SNYDER. I am a DC transplant, wanting my forever home. Without a commitment from me in the beginning, CAROLYN successfully found me my dream home with the 2nd property she showed me! That day she became my realtor. I had never purchased a home  before, so as a 1st time home buyer I inundated her with questions. CAROLYN treated me like I was her most important client. Her personalized support and care cannot be measured. No matter the time of day she was always available. CAROLYN was amazing. I highly, highly recommend her. Thank you CAROLYN for making my dreams come true!!!




Carolyn Snyder treated me as if I were a million-dollar client even though my home was on the lower end of her listings. She advertised my restored antebellum home in metropolitan area glossy real estate magazines, in preservation publications, in local newspapers as well as on internet sites. She  provides her clients with the very best digital photography. Her use of the 360 degree virtual home tour is cutting edge and allows prospective buyers an opportunity to "walk through" the home from their own home. She invests in laser measuring her clients' homes to provide buyers with accurately measured floor plans. She has a wealth of knowledge about the Eastern Panhandle. Carolyn can refer her clients to the best resources for preparing their homes for an optimal sale. Carolyn's sterling intellect and engaging personality enable her to collaborate with sellers, buyers and other agents.


I have nothing but the highest praise for Carolyn Snyder. She hung in there with me for a long time as we tried to sell two very unique properties in downtown Martinsburg. She "held my hand" when I got frustrated and would respond to by questions even where there were no updates. She is willing to  spend the money to advertise in many magazines-she even advertised my house in a European magazine! She knows the area well and is open to all ideas for both the seller and buyer. If the opportunity presented itself, I would work with Carolyn again.


        - Laura Gassler 


Carolyn was a delight to work with. Our property was an atypical building type in a tough real estate market and she handled it beautifully. In the final throws of the sale she was always reachable and quickly responded to questions or concerns. She issued and got signatures on addendum  promptly. She has a great brain and can think outside the box. It has been a pleasure working with her and her firm.


        - Lisa Dallolio 


Well, Carolyn took us on as a Client knowing she was going to be on her own to "Sell" our WV home...we were moving to NJ...absentee Sellers. She did a masterful job. She's been thru the "Fires" in dealing with Up's & Down's of Suspects & Prospects...She sorted them out and worked out the many  details of Best Showing and Negotiating to get the Close after many roadblocks. I'd definitely retain her Services again.


        - Bill Sandifer


Carolyn was absolutely terrific to work with. Her breadth of knowledge of the real estate market was invaluable to us in the sale of our property. Carolyn's marketing skills are professional, innovative, and not typical. We recognized Carolyn's sense of fairness and integrity, and we never felt  that we were just another "listing". Five PLUS stars!


        -Robert Leonard 


When my husband and I decided to sell our home we knew that although it was a beautiful property, it wasn't for everyone. Carolyn understood its uniqueness and worked very hard to find the right buyers who would appreciate it's historical value and rural setting. She worked diligently ,giving us  constant feedback and making the whole process so much easier for us. She is an excellent agent and we give her our highest recommendation.


Carolyn Snyder is a gem to work with. She is knowledgeable, hard working, responsive and realistic. We felt she was truly working on our behalf! Our house was on the market only ten days before we got a full price offer. In part, this was because she helped us determine a true market value. At the  time of the sale, we were absentee owners. She recommended we have our own house inspection done so that we would be able to correct any elements that needed attention. Smart move! And because we were not physically present, she skillfully guided us in making these improvements. In summary, we give Carolyn the highest recommendation. 


        - Bob Masson 


Carolyn Snyder and her superb team made our home purchase easy, and we are extremely grateful for it. If you are selling or purchasing a home you will do well with Carolyn and her great team at your side.


        - Cy Akana 


I have bought two houses and sold one with Carolyn as my agent. She has always gone over and above to make the deal work! I am currently working to buy my third house and Carolyn has always made me feel like I was her best client! If you need a dependable, reliable and trustworthy agent, Carolyn  must be your first call.


        - Trent Bigler 


Carolyn Snyder is not only the consummate professional but is a caring and intuitive about the needs of her clients. She guided me throughout the entire process of finding my home and has been unyieldingly attentive to detail in the negotiation, contractual and inspection processes. As a retired  New York real estate attorney I can say without reservation that I felt fully confident leaving everything in her hands .


      - L. Rich 


We had been trying to sell our farm with the help of several realtors for several years. Once we turned the sale over to Carolyn we started having good showings and she finally got it sold [for us].