We would like to take this opportunity to send you a very special thank you for your invaluable guidance throughout the process of our house hunting and subsequent finding of our retirement home. It was exceptionally delightful to work with such a knowledgeable and thoughtful agent. Many have the experience and knowledge but we believe few have your sincerity and respect for your clients. Your remarkable kindness and patience along with your generosity with your time made what could have been a very stressful undertaking into a memorable and most successful experience.
We so admire your energy, your integrity and your meticulous attention to detail throughout the entire process. We are not only appreciative of your diligence and positive attitude in your work but grateful to have made an invaluable friendship. You have made our transition to retirement remarkably satisfying and profitable as well. What more could one ask for!
We wish you the greatest success in your career. It has been an absolute honor and a privilege to work with you."
We more than took our time finding a house, dropping out of the market over the course of many months. Extremely patient and understanding, Jamie never exerted any pressure. He researched each potential and presented them in an organized, thoughtful way. He clearly was looking over self interested and wanted us to be happy with our choice.
When we were finally ready to make an offer… there were multiple offers on the property, despite it being a buyers market. Jamie was valuable aid in securing the house at the price we were willing to pay. He was even greater resource during the escrow period, providing step by step guidance through the reams of paperwork, arranging for highly competent inspection professionals, and interfacing and negotiating with seller’s agent on all the “little things” that inevitably come up.
In every case Jamie represented our interests well. Throughout the entire transaction, from discussing logistics of offer, potential counter offer, to following up after we’d moved in, Jamie’s communications were UNIVERSALLY EXCELLENT. His follow through and attention to detail is impeccable.
That Jamie is an extremely likable person is self-evident. That he is in every way a top-drawer real estate agent is hereby attested to. We highly recommend his services."
We knew that looking at houses would not be easy since we both were in San Diego; however, Jamie assured us that he would have no problem working with our schedule. We immediately picked a weekend to fly up there and made a long list of houses to view. We emailed our list to Jamie and he was up for the challenge. Jamie took us to over 20 properties in two days and was very informative about each listing. Even better, he was very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and answered all of our questions.
After our long weekend of looking at houses we reconsidered our search criteria. After a lot of thought we decided to buy closer to Sacramento since that is most likely where we will find work. When we told Jamie that we had changed our minds he was not upset or annoyed that he had spent an entire weekend showing houses that were no longer of interest to us. He happily sent us new listings that fit our new search criteria. We planned another weekend to go looking and once again Jamie took us to numerous properties.
We made offers on a few homes over the next couple months and Jamie was always there to help answer our endless questions. Once one of our offers was accepted Jamie was immediately helping us line up the inspections. As the process continued we had a few issues with our lender; Jamie was instrumental in helping us work through those issues. Without his help I do not think the loan would have gone through before the closing date.
The best quality about Jamie is that he never put any pressure on us to make offers. Instead he wanted to make sure it was the house we would want to live in before making an offer.
Now we are home owners and we could not be happier. Jamie still calls to check in and see how things are going. We recommend Jamie Barber to anyone looking for a competent realtor that really cares about his clients. We plan on using Jamie for all our future real estate transactions."
Jamie Barber was our REALTOR and assisted us in buying our first home. To put it plainly, he was the best. We found Jamie through referrals from our friends and had heard rave reviews. He definitely lived up to the hype!
We were first time homebuyers, so we were new to the process. We came into the home buying process knowing nothing about how it worked and we were slightly intimidated. From our first meeting with him, Jamie immediately put us at ease and guided us through the process. He was patient with us through all of our endless questions (and we had a million!) From the home buying process itself, to referrals for pest inspectors and contractors, Jamie was knowledgeable and always there to answer our questions.
Looking at tons of houses to find the one you want, all the while on a tight budget, can be challenging. Jamie consistently made the process effortless for us. He was always punctual for our meetings and he graciously put up with us having to bring our 3 month-old son with us. He was never bothered by the occasional diaper change or feeding! He was always prepared with print outs of the homes we were visiting for the day. Every time we went out house hunting, the day was mapped out for us and we constantly felt informed on every house we looked at.
Jamie was always patient and worked closely with us to try and find us a home. Since bothof us work full time, Jamie worked around our schedules. He was flexible and we often found ourselves on the phone with him after business hours. Jamie was always willing to take calls whenever we had a question or to meet us after work to look at houses. We were so very grateful to have a Realtor who worked around our schedules and needs. It made the home buying experience so much easier for us as full-time working parents.
We were on a fairly limited budget, but we always felt at ease with Jamie about that. It always seemed like he put us first, whether we had $100,000 to spend or $1,000,000 to spend. We truly felt like Jamie cared about us as individuals and really wanted us to find the perfect house for our family . . . not he house that he was going to make the most profit off of!
We were very lucky in that we ended up finding the perfect house for our family. However, we almost didn’t go forward on buying the house, because we perceived some issues with it.
However, Jamie got the right people on the job and convinced us to just stick with it because we loved the house so much. We worked with some great sellers and Realtors on the other end and
Jamie was able to facilitate repairs to the house that we didn’t have to pay for. We ended up buying the perfect house for us and closing in time for the first time homebuyer’s credit. We absolutely love our new house. Sometimes we sit in our living room and think about how lucky we are. We absolutely could not have done it without Jamie.
The best part about buying our house with Jamie is that we came out of this whole experience with a new friend we will have for a very long time. We would absolutely recommend
Jamie Barber to anyone with real estate needs."
He was very focused and had a clear marketing strategy. With Jamie's expert guidance and advice, we followed his plan and he had our home sold by the following spring.
Jamie was with us every step of the way, and always treated us as though we were his only clients. He answered all our questions and addressed our concerns in a friendly and professional manner. We had complete confidence in him.
He continued to advise and guide us as we received the offer that led to the final sale of our home. During what was, for us, an emotionally fraught time, Jamie was wonderful, handling our concerns and questions in a very calming manner.
Jamie knows his business and was extremely careful to make sure every detail was covered. We would unhesitatingly recommend Jamie Barber to anyone considering either buying or selling a home. He gets the job done!"
I’m writing this letter to recommend using Jamie Barber’s real estate services.
I’m a first time homebuyer. Jamie spent several months showing properties to me. He was unfailingly kind, patient, knowledgeable and willing to write as many offers as requested.
I decided on a home offered as a “short sale”. Jamie wisely used a computerized service to cut down on the usual number of months required to complete a short sale. There were times when I was discouraged & irritated with the homeowner’s bank. But Jamie kept my spirits up & guided me through the process.
I now own a lovely home thanks to Jamie’s help.
I was also very pleased with how Jamie set up the various home inspections and repairs needed before purchase. He made it so easy for me.
Jamie always went above and beyond the call of duty. When the college students I hired to help me move disappeared, Jamie called around to find other movers for me.
Jamie truly acts from his heart to help find your special home. And he’s so pleased when you do. He made it clear, even though the sale is over, he’s still available to help with information I may need to care for and enjoy my home."
Both Renee and I want to thank you for all your efforts in finding our ‘dream’ home. Your willingness to go the extra mile was much appreciated. The transaction went smoothly and we are now settling into our new home with less concerns due to your actions.
Jamie, we would not hesitate to recommend your services and will be willing to act as a reference to any future clients you may have.
Our plans don’t call for a new home anytime soon, but if we were to do so, you can be assured you would be our representative!
As a side-note, as you recall, our daughter and son-in-law chose you as their agent in the purchase of their first home. They were more than happy with the transaction. We join them."
My husband and I started meeting with Jamie Barber last November to discuss purchasing our first home. As first-time home-buyers, Jamie did a wonderful job bringing us “up to speed” especially with all the different types of sales available in today’s market (foreclosures, short sales, standard home sales, etc). Jamie did a wonderful job asking the right questions and listening to our responses to understand where we were at and what we were looking for in a house. Right from the start, he was 100% dedicated to our needs and wants, and he made the whole experience comfortable, enjoyable, and as stress-free as possible.
Jamie spent countless hours showing us house after house all over Nevada County. When we saw a listing we liked, Jamie would work it into his schedule to show us the house as soon as possible; we never felt like we had to wait or that we missed an opportunity to see a house. He did an excellent job in letting us wander and look through the house at our own pace, while still pointing out both positive things about the house and things he knew could be concerns for us. He was very patient with us, and as a father himself, was very patient with our two children who were in tow on many occasions. Our kids loved him too, so much so that our 3 year-old named a rubber ducky after him and would take her other bath toys around to show them houses!
When we placed an offer on the house we ended up buying, we were slightly reluctant as it was a foreclosed home. We had heard horror stories about working with banks, and did not want to become one of them. Jamie walked us through the entire process, taking us step by step, and we had no large complications at all. We were fortunate enough to have everything go through in a timely fashion as well.
Throughout the confusing process of being in escrow, Jamie was always there for us. If I remember correctly, he was at every inspection, even when we couldn’t be there at times. He worked very hard in getting our inspections lined up very quickly and efficiently to work within the short inspection period that was required by the bank. He went out of his way time and time again to get our house closed quickly, in April 2011, as the bank required.
We have already recommended Jamie Barber to our friends and family and will continue to do so without reservation. He excels at his job and really puts the interest of his clients as a priority. Despite having several other clients to attend to, Jamie managed to make us feel as though we were his top ones through the attention and incredible effort he provided."
He was very professional and most of all kind, understanding, and helpful in every way. We were very happy with all his detail work, information regarding other houses in the area being sold and full of knowledge in the current market. He gave us great examples of different situations and gave us all the information we needed to make sound decisions.
He listed the house on 4-1-10 and it sold within a couple of days. He is amazing. He knows how to market a home, show a home and most of all he is the best at selling a home. From day one he was in touch with us on every detail. He followed up with us on a regular basis. He was there in minutes to answer our questions when issues came up. He taught us how to sell a home and go through the whole process from before we listed the home, through escrow and even after our home sold. I will never use any other Realtor.
We trusted him with everything. He is someone I would recommend to anyone looking to sell their property in this challenging market. One would be so fortunate to have him as their REALTOR®, he is a WONDERFUL, KIND, UNDERSTANDING, KNOWLEDGEABLE, SWEET young man."