Any REALTOR out there can tell you how great they think they are.
We figured we would let some of our past customers explain their experiences -- just so there's no confusion.
“Thank you for putting all the time in on our behalf. I only wish we knew you from day one, and never listed it with the first broker. You are 100 times what she was and it would have been sold many months ago. Thank you again for your effort.”
~ Lisa & Daniel Weiss
"My mother and I went through 5 realtors trying to sell the family home after my father passed away, none even come close to how wonderful Erik was. From start to finish, he was always kind, courteous, professional and above all patient. My mother could not be happier with how the sale of her home and the purchase of her new home went with the help of Erik and his team. We will always recommend him to anyone who is about to take the real estate journey in either buying or selling. Truly is the best realtor in SWFL."
~ Rita & Anthony Uricchio
"We think Erik Barber is amazing. We had our home listed with another agency for nine months and didn't sell it. We then listed with Erik and he sold our home within nine days. It had not had a chance to get on the multi-list. Erik is trustworthy, responsible, knowledgeable, and quick to respond to our questions. We could not have selected a better agent. His professionalism and attention to every detail was exceptional."
~ Anna & Richard Burris
“Erik is smart, easy to work with, an amazing negotiator. He is fast on response and works hard. He is one of the best real estate professionals we have ever met. Great eye for value, value creation, insight into marketing trends. A great realtor.”
~ Silvia & Michael Silverstein
"Erik is the real deal. He is very knowledgeable, patient and a very likable agent. He is an excellent listener and has a great ability to read his clients wants and desires. He took the time to really gauge what I was looking for and did the leg work to direct me in several directions to make my task much easier. He was readily available whenever I had a question and also very punctual at our appointments. Erik was great with my wife and small kids while we plowed through listing after listing and made the experience enjoyable. My kids still talk about him and think of him as more of a 'friend in Naples' that mommy and daddy were meeting with, than an agent helping us find that perfect second home. I was first attracted to Erik from one of his polished videos on a listing he had. He has that knack to give a listing some sizzle and perk up your interest. If you are from out of state such as myself and looking for someone to help you find that perfect place in Naples, I can think of no one better suited to get the job done than Erik! Thanks to him, I am confident we made a well educated and informed decision that will be a sound investment as well as a source of many happy memories for years to come!"
~ Lynn & Anthony Barravecchio
“As an owner and seller of multiple properties over the years, of all my experiences as owner, selling my Naples property through Erik has been the smoothest and most-competently supported sales process. Erik has great multi-media marketing instincts and capabilities, and his production of an absolutely stellar video of my condo was instrumental in its sale at a price that was 25% higher than the average selling price of 15 similar units that sold previously. I can and do recommend Erik to others without reservation, and would look to avail myself of his expertise in my future property transactions.”
~ Maria & Witold Stelmach
“After watching them sell my next door neighbors condo for top price, we knew we had to consider using them. The constant open houses, prompt service and availability got our attention and showed us what our first realtor was not doing for us. We fired the first agency and signed on with them. Not only did they do the same for us, we got multiple offers the same day.”
~ Kimberly & David Simmonetti
"I have been in the construction/design/build/real estate business for over 30 years. I have been in the Naples area for 25 years of that. I have never seen the excellence in marketing materials that this team does for each property. They are creative and have brought a professionalism to the Naples market that I have never seen. Their video presentations alone make them extraordinary. If you are listing a luxury property in this market you would be making a big mistake if you use anyone else. All of my properties will exclusively be listed with them."
~ Johnathan Weiss
“Look no further. You have found the Naples area agent with the best marketing skills and insight to your goals. Erik is smart, high energy, thorough and focused on what you want. He listens, pursues all options, offers good counsel, based keen market knowledge and an eye for value. We looked at numerous condos at varying price points, styles and locales. He adjusted and anticipated with continued zeal until we found the right new home. Then he pushed the process to make sure that we closed in a blink of an eye, which was important to us. He will find you the best deal, whether you are selling or buying. Just a pleasure to work with!”
~ Ava & Cliff Stromberg
"We were very pleased with your representation of us and your service. You are knowledgeable about the Naples market and EXCELLENT at reading people and determining the best options for them. What we ended up wanting changed 180 degrees and it still did not take that long to find the perfect place. I think that was AMAZING and it was your skill and responsiveness that accomplished this. We couldn't wait for our next email to find out some other juicy detail of our purchase."
~ Chrisine Page
"Erik did an excellent job listing, showing and selling our property. Our property was unique and required Erik to be very creative and dedicated. In the end his professionalism and talent made the difference in our being able to sell our property. I would recommend him very highly."
~ Cheryl & Bob Beard
"When we arrived in Naples, Cynthia and her partner, Erik David Barber spent the next 24 hours giving us an excellent overview of the Naples area. They were extremely efficient and professional as we wanted to see and hear as much as possible. As we requested, they gave us a whirlwind tour of the Naples and Marco Island area visiting close to ten different properties. In addition to organizing this, they both provided valuable information about living in Naples and the various pros and cons of different neighborhoods, access to amenities, etc. We cannot speak highly enough about their professionalism and follow up. We would highly recommend anyone interested in the Naples area to contact Cynthia Corogin and Erik David Barber. They are the best!!!!!"
~ Corrine & Jon Merksamer
"My wife and I are both attorneys who have significant experience both with real estate law and with real estate brokers and agents in New York. Indeed, I have regularly lectured New York brokers and agents on various aspects of land use law and real estate. We have also personally retained brokers in New York in connection with our own acquisitions and sales of property. So, we know a fine broker or agent when we deal with one. Erik is at the top of the list. His responsiveness, dedication, and care were unsurpassed. His knowledge of the local market -- excellent. And most important of all, in the few instances in which he was not sure of the answer to a question, he did not feign knowledge, but promised to and did find out the correct answer. In all, we could not have had a better experience than with Erik and would recommend him most highly without hesitation."
~ Steven Barshov
"Thanks for the fantastic presentations and professionalism which got the job done so quickly."
~ G. & P. Scofield
"My wife and I were highly impressed with Erik and his overall knowledge of the market and the time he took to really listen to our priorities regarding a new home in the Naples area. Erik spent a great deal of time and was very patient when at times we seemed to bounce around a bit in our home choice. In the end working with Erik we found a fantastic home that we are very happy with. We would recommend him without reservation!!!"
~ James Thompson
"Our family just bought a home in Naples with Erik's help. We had a wonderful experience. We were relocating from out of the state and so the process took about 3 months. From my first phone call to him in May and then my trip to Naples in May 2016 to look at several, we knew he would fit our needs well. Erik is an excellent listener and understood our needs/wants perfectly. He is very well organized so during our 1 or 2 day trips (which we made 3 times) during the house hunting process, he lined up the appointments perfectly so that the visits were very easy and fruitful. He is very punctual and responds to questions via phone or email very promptly. After we found the house that we wanted he was very patient with us as we worked with a couple of banks to help with the financing. He communicated very well with us as well as the sellers agent to endure that the deal was held in place while we went through a few obstacles that the bank put out there for us. We would highly recommend Erik and intend to work with him again for any future transactions! Thanks Erik!"
~ Nirmal Shah
"Erik, as far as I am concerned, is one of the top realtors in the Naples area. Erik came to the initial meeting prepared. Market stats, comps in area, his recent accomplishments, everything. Weekly updates via email as to what has happened. I cannot sing his praises enough. Never have I been happier to pay a commission, he earned every bit. He deals in properties from smaller condos to mega houses in the millions. Honest and ethical are the words that come to mind. Thanks Erik."
~ Mary Beuth
"Our search for the perfect home was a slow process. Throughout the more than 3 years of hunting, Erik was always patient, helpful and informative. He allowed us the time to explore different communities and kept us informed on market changes. Erik's organizational skills always maximized the effective us of our time. Once we found the right home, he expertly assisted us in the process. We have bought and sold many homes, Erik is a pro. His follow up continued after the deal was done- always going the extra mile. No one could do a better job guiding you throughout the home purchase challenges. Wholeheartedly, without any hesitation, we recommend Erik."
~ Anne & Stan Brown
"Erik was an absolute pleasure to work with going far beyond what we expected from a realtor, he worked tirelessly to find the home and community that suited our desires. We chose a home that we wanted to update, once our offer was accepted and contract signed, Erik referred us to multiple contractors that he personally met with numerous times at the property. Erik was present for our home inspection and walk through, he also introduced us to community managers and arranged for golf and lunch. With our primary residence in NJ, we were unable to be in Naples to coordinate all of these meetings of which he handled without hesitation, including, arranging our title company and closing documents prepared for ease of signature. We have purchased several homes over the years and never had an experience that went as smoothly and stress free as this recent purchase. We highly recommend choosing Erik for your home search as he is a true professional."
~ Daria & Kevin Parr
"We worked with Erik on selling our property that was in a different state. He not only guided us through the remodel, but also helped with finding competent vendors to complete the work. He is very organized, responsive and definitely understands the market. I highly recommend him!"
~ Yelena Higgins
"Erik made a complex process so much easier with his knowledge. He handles every step with wisdom and professionalism. If we ever need real estate guidance I will definitely use Erik. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing real estate services."
~ Gayle & Fred Spalding
"Erik has been a pleasure to work with! First and foremost, Erik has been extremely patient. His caring professionalism and patience put us at ease during our transaction. He is an amazing communicator, clear, concise and well spoken. Erik is a consummate professional with a great personality that worked hard for us. He is very knowledgeable and simply a joy to be around."
~ Debora Hadgis
"I had my home on the market with a realtor for 6 months and had nothing but showings after showings and no offers. I had numerous people no show for appointments. Erik came in the picture and I sold my house in 27 days! Erik made the whole experience much more less stressful than before with previous realtor. He is very organized and takes care of a lot of things without me even asking. Erik came in had professional photographs done within a couple days, beautiful printed brochures, informational sheets, and held an open house. With his large outreach of customers I was able to find my buyer in less than 30 days!! I highly recommend Erik for anyone selling their home or buying. Erik also helped me find my new home and was very patient with my particular criteria. I will use Erik again in the future and recommend him to my friends and family."
~ Stacy Bush
"I had the opportunity to work with Erik on selling my house in Naples, Florida. Erik has exceptional skill in negotiating. His knowledge, honesty, and hard work made it easy for me considering I was in another state during this time. His communication skills, response, and dedication to his customers' requests is outstanding. I would highly recommend him to anybody looking to work with a well rounded, professional and dedicated realtor."
~ Dr. Mioara Tudosie
"Buying a home in a tight market can be a challenge. Buying a home remotely in a tight market is almost impossible. However, I learned that a great agent makes all the difference in the world. Erik Barber was the right man for us. Introduced to us by our friend who is a Sotheby's agent in MN, Erik was on top of our long distance dysfunction immediately. He communicated opportunities with us multiple times a day and was always responsive to our shifting price and location preferences. Ultimately he negotiated and secured exactly what we wanted. He made what could be a frustrating process easy, and dare I say enjoyable. Even better, he is still on the job aiding us in coordinating with the many facets of new home ownership as we live 1500 miles away. He is a resource and an advocate for us even though we have closed. There is no measure of gratitude which will adequately describe how good Erik is at his job and how much we appreciate all of his efforts, patience and counsel. A true credit to the profession."
~ Heather & Mark Scherer
"We flew in from the Bay Area never having been to Naples. Erik was OUTSTANDING; he picked us up at our hotel and whisked us off to see the EXACT type of homes we were looking to purchase ($1.5 million price range). Erik went out of his way to make sure we DID not OVERBID as coming from California we were ready to throw cash towards anything we liked. He listened to our needs; showed us all around Naples, not only houses but restaurants, shopping, beach clubs, boat clubs all which we are now joining. He has amazing patience and is seriously devoted to each client's dreams of owning a home that suits them!!! We will be sending Erik many referrals since half of California is making the move here!!! We purchased two homes within a 48 hour period for our 1031 exchange rental properties sold in California. It was a very tough market and very competitive but we purchased well because of Erik; as I said, he never allowed us to overbid!!!"
~ Noel & Nonie McMahon
"We have made a special relationship with Erik and have a great amount of trust in his ability to carry us through multiple real estate transactions. We will be looking forward to his guidance and knowledge to build our new home. Erik is more than just an agent to us. He is a good person and that is hard to find."
~ Beth & Jim Grabowski
"Erik was so very helpful in the search process for our Florida home. This is a tough market, and Erik's timely communication, refined negotiating skills and depth in knowledge of the inventory and market was instrumental in our successful purchase. I have referred several clients of mine to Erik to assist with their Florida transactions, and we all agree- Erik's service is impeccable. From listening to what the client needs are, to following up with referrals for service providers - the process was smooth. 5+ stars all the way!!!"
~ Heather & Carl Hansen
"Having worked in real estate/lending for more than 30 years, I have worked with hundreds of agents and that's why choosing Erik Barber as realtor for my personal purchase was an easy decision. Erik's professionalism, attention to detail, strong negotiation skills and ability to work in less than desirable conditions are impeccable. Being in the most difficult market condition in decades, in addition to making my purchase from the opposite coast, sight unseen, Erik went above and beyond to represent my every desire during this journey ensuring he protected each and every concern and objection. Not only did he proficiently and successfully negotiate my offer to purchase, he did so under the extreme circumstances knowing I needed to close within 10 - 14 days. He succeeded in providing everything from financing to closing while sadly dealing with a dysfunctional, unresponsive listing agent. The sad reality is that 99% of realtors are laser focused on listing or selling a property, getting their paycheck at the closing table before making a swift exit, moving on to their next victim. Although we sadly experienced this very scenario with the listing agent involved, Erik eloquently and professionally maneuvered every area of the listing agents neglect ensuring that all necessary services and property were immediately taken care of and/or replaced. Once he completed all of the above, one would think he had already succeeded their every desire in choosing a realtor however, it gets better! Erik handled all of this while closing the day Hurricane Ian devastated our coast. Knowing I had arrived in town the following day to no electric and services, Erik reached out daily to offer his home to shower, conduct business utilizing his internet services and even inviting me to stay in his guest room. Erik is the most dedicated, heartfelt, sincere and humble real estate professional I have ever had the blessing to meet. He doesn't just care about the sale, he truly cares about me and you! He has since reached out to me numerous times to ensure I have everything I need while providing me with multiple renovation professionals knowing my plans to remodel. He has also offered to come to my new home and assist me with certain aspects of services and upgrades, AMAZING!!! Erik has looked out for my best interests in every aspect and continues to follow up with me to ensure everything is going smoothly. Erik Barber is by far the absolute best and most professional Real Estate Professional I have ever met and I am so blessed to have him as my realtor and friend. I will continue to refer all of my clients and friends to Erik Barber without hesitation. Selecting Erik Barber for all of your real estate needs is a clear choice as you will never be disappointed. He's like the old EverReady Bunny commercial.... "He keeps on going", you will forever remain his priority far beyond the closing! Thank you Erik for being here for me during the most tragic circumstances imaginable. I could not have endured this without you! Blessings, Lisa."
~ Lisa Chambers
"Erik is simply the most professional and well-rounded realtor I have dealt with. Has exceptional local knowledge and insight into pricing trends. Excellent negotiating skills and provides honest and straightforward guidance on what is realistic and what isn't. What is also impressive about Erik is that he can be contacted at anytime and responds to your messages immediately - this is very unique for someone with the schedule he has. Erik is the first of perhaps a dozen realtors I have worked with through the years that was a delight in all aspects of what can be a frustrating process."
~ Tom Truckenmiller