To Whom It May Concern,
I recently had the pleasure of working with Jamie Barber and Network Real Estate in connection with the Purchase of my home in Grass Valley. I found Jamie to be a very resourceful and reliable Agent. The purchase was complicated with property & financing issues, but Jamie handled each issue and completed the transaction in a very satisfactory manner.
I highly recommend Jamie to anyone contemplating buying or selling a property in this area.
-Charles B. Voorhis II
This letter cannot express all of our gratitude to you concerning your dedicated hard work in helping us to complete our move back to California.
There was 1 BIG obstacle. We were in different states!
Nevertheless, your professional and sensitive manner made the process flow, always being available for that encouragement we needed , following through with answers and solutions to problems that arose.
You handled it all with such ease. We can’t Thank You enough.
Would we recommend you to our family and friends? In a heartbeat and with great pleasure.
Keep up the great work!
Ciro & Doreen Estremo
To: Network Real Estate
From: Gloria Bryant
I had the pleasure of working with Jamie Barber starting this Jan. through May. I had not been involved with buying a house for thirty years, so was quite a novice. Jamie was kind & patient and kept me informed of all the processes, time lines, etc.
He was available by phone and e-mail and got back to me promptly with answers, advice, etc. I appreciated his honesty & guidance throughout this very detailed, lengthy, complicated process. He kept my spirits up, encouraging to go forward through all the bumps in the road.
I recommend Jamie to anyone buying/selling a house.
Gloria Bryant (new homeowner!)
We want to thank you so much for all the work you did to sell our manufactured home. You took care of every detail and always answered our questions clearly and quickly.
During the six months or so that it took to make this “hard sell”, you called us every week to report on the activity. Real Estate transaction and contracts are usually stressful for amateurs and you made us feel comfortable and secure in the feeling that you were always available.
We would certainly work with you again, if the occasion arises. Recommending you would be an easy thing to do. Please use our name if it is appropriate to do so.
Don and Sharon Fairclough
Sent to: Kathy & Bill Papola (Network Brokers)
Dear Kathy & Bill,
We must commend you on your hiring of such an exemplary employee as your Jamie Barber!
From our very first contact to the grueling process of finalizing our “short sale” he continually went above and beyond the “norm” in assisting us.
We have just moved down here from Oregon and to search for the right home long distance was difficult enough, but with Jamie’s assistance & guidance he made the whole process an enjoyable experience.
We know he has many clients but he made us feel like we were his only ones and that takes a special talent.
We feel like we have a new best friend in Jamie and can’t thank him enough for everything he has done for us in finding our new wonderful home in Grass Valley.
It would be a pleasure to recommend him to anyone interested in finding their right home.
- Marianne & Robert Ryan
The following is a letter Sharon Watson recently wrote to Bill & Kathy Papola, Brokers/Owners of Network Real Estate regarding her recent home purchase with Jamie…
I recently purchased a home in Grass Valley using your company. I started working with Pamela Ruth, and then transferred to Jamie Barber. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how wonderful they both are. I was a little worried when Pamela retired because I enjoyed working with her and she had been so helpful to us. However, Jamie was also professional, helpful and a pleasure to work with.
I am out of state so my daughter, who lives in Grass Valley, actually worked first hand with Jamie. He was unfailing kind to us, patient when we wobbled, weathering the mold reports with us, helping us understand what all the reports and filings were, taking the time to make sure we understood what was going on. You really feel he is on your side and a valuable partner in the process.
I have a small business and I know how important it is to have good people representing you. Congratulations on having an agent like Jamie.
As first time homebuyers my wife and I were very interested in finding a competent, patient and informed real estate agent who could assist us through the home buying process. In that we were new to purchasing real estate, we had many questions and hoped for understandable explanations to successfully close our first real estate deal. From our initial meeting, throughout the home buying process, and even after closing escrow working with Jamie was very satisfying and enjoyable experience. Jamie adroitly and confidently guided us through numerous forms and contract, professionally referred us to qualified consultants and ethically assisted us in our financial dealings.
Jamie rose above and beyond our expectations and quickly earned a position as our most assuring and staunch ally in navigating the hurdles of purchasing real estate. It was our good fortune to be referred to Jamie while searching for our first home and we would like to offer our most sincere thanks to him for his efforts. Furthermore, we offer our highest commendations of Jamie to anyone interested in finding a professional, knowledgeable and energetic real estate agent.
We offer this recommendation in complete confidence that Jamie will continue to provide superb quality of services as exemplary businessman and realtor. We greatly look forward to working with Jamie on future real estate endeavors and wish him the best of success.
Christopher & Michelle gage.
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we recommend Jamie Barber as a Realtor. It was time for us to find a new house so we of course thought about Jamie; he had helped our parents find their new house. But we weren’t going to be easy clients; we had a very small area we were willing to buy in and had several requirements for the house. Jamie was very patient. And his primary goal was to make sure we got a good house we were happy with, it didn’t matter how many houses we looked at, or how often we went out.
We finally found the house. It was a short sale. Jamie did a great job guiding us in what we should offer and what would be appealing to the bank. He also prepared us well for the process. A lot of hurry up and wait. He would have to remind us, with our own check list, why the house was worth waiting for, “don’t get discouraged”. And he was on top of everything, checking in with the selling agent weekly to see where they were with the bank. And then when it looked close, had all the inspectors ready to go, because once the bank says yes there is no time to waste. After 78 days of waiting for the bank and 20 days after the yes we were the owners of a house.
We highly recommend Jamie and would be happy to talk to any prospective clients about our experience.
Caroline and Michael Grossmann
Jamie Barber is an amazing young man!
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.
Rick and Penny Stanndard
To Whom It May Concern:
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.
Kayla & Justin Pfaffinger
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.
Best personal regards,
R & R Clark
'I will recommend Jamie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. His focus is on the best interest of his clients and his attention to detail and availability made this process worry-free. Jamie was professional, prepared and he kept us up to date every step of the way. We always felt well cared for through the entire process. Thank you Jamie for your hard work and follow through. Your work ethic will always shine above the rest!'
- Lori Johnston
To Whom It May Concern:
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.
Jamie Barber became our agent in the spring of 2009. He came to us highly recommended, and we felt comfortable with him from the beginning. We had a property that had been on the market for a long time and had begun to feel as if our house would never sell. Jamie thoroughly researched the market and gave us a very detailed market analysis and a plan to get our house sold.
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!
-Karla & Kristi
To whom it may concern:
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.
C & J Abril
My Fiancé and I recently closed escrow on our first home and I would like share with you our wonderful experience. When we embarked on our house hunting journey we lived in San Diego and knew that we wanted to purchase a home near Grass Valley or Auburn so that we could be closer to family. One of our family members had recently purchased a home and highly recommended Jamie Barber to assist us with the process. After getting pre-approved for a loan and extensive searching on the internet we decided it was time to start looking. Our focus was centered on finding a place with some land.
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
Kevin Gatz & Christine Olson
We are pleased to commend Jamie Barber for his hard work and dedication as our real estate agent. We are thoroughly satisfied and highly recommend him to prospective clients.
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.
Mark & Susannah
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.
Al and Grace Grossmann
Dawn Davis explains her home buying experience with Jamie …
“When shopping for an investment property in the Grass Valley area I was referred to Jamie Barber by a REALTOR ® where I live in San Jose. Although this REALTOR ® had never actually met Jamie, she was impressed by him when working with a previous client just a few months prior while looking for home in Grass Valley.
Jamie listened to my wish list and setup an automated email sending me daily MLS listings of homes that fit my description. After about a week I had made a list of 20 or 30 homes I wanted to see in person. Jamie put together a package for me of each of the properties, listing out all the details of each house and called the listing agents to setup an appointment for a visit. We were able to quickly and efficiently visit all the homes in a short period of time. We graded each house with an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ or ‘No Way’. Jamie took the pressure off by making the house shopping experience fun. After just a few homes, Jamie could see a pattern in the ones I did or didn’t approve of and for what reasons. By the second day of house shopping I found the home I wanted, and not from MLS list either, it was one that Jamie had found and thought that I would like, so he suggested we take a look at it. It felt right just as soon as we drove up and by the time I stepped into the front door I fell in love the place.
Jamie helped me make and offer and walked me through all the steps of the negotiation process, getting me an excellent deal on the house. Since I lived out of town, Jamie was my eyes and ears and setup appointments with each of the inspectors and repair contractors, met them at the house and followed up with me on the phone after each was completed. There wasn’t a day that went by that Jamie didn’t call me, usually several times, to keep me in the loop and updated me on the progress. Jamie made me feel like I was his only client.
I had requested escrow to close in 30 days or less. Because Jamie was so efficient we were able to close exactly 20 days from the day our offer was accepted. As a REALTOR®, Jamie went far above and beyond my expectations. Even after escrow closed Jamie was there for me. Because this purchase was an investment I would need renters. Jamie spread the word to help me advertise and even showed the house to prospective renters for me when I couldn’t be there. Thanks to Jamie, I had renters in the house before the 1st mortgage payment was due! Jamie Barber gets an ‘A+’!
HOME PURCHASING WITH JAMIE BARBER
Jamie Barber, the REALTOR®, was recommended to me by my good friend, Gayle, as well as another person that I had worked with for a long time, Shannon. As a single mother I was buying a home for the first time. I needed someone that I could trust more than anything and they couldn't sing his praises high enough.
So, I contacted Jamie Barber and started the long process of looking for a home. He was always there for me and seemed to drop everything to show me the homes that I really wanted to see when I needed to see them. He was very reasonable to talk with as well as professional and even didn't mind taking me to homes that I wasn't quite sure about. I would feel sorry that I bothered him with them but he said:"That way, we can cross them off your list and you know what you don't want."
With each offer, he walked me through the whole process and all the mounds of paperwork.
He was a very expert and knowledgeable person in the field of real estate and would always have an answer for me. We finally found the home that I wanted and they accepted the offer. Then, it seemed the buying process was just beginning; the home inspections, the escrow and loan process. But through it Jamie was at my side as he helped me through the whole thing. When it was all done and I had some problems at the end. He even returned my calls on his weekend to make sure that I was helped or if I wasn't he would help me through it again.
I would recommend Jamie Barber to handle any of your real estate needs. He helped me buy my home in a friendly, warm and expert manner. And, I wasn't the person paying for his services, the seller was. But in Jamie's case I'm sure that didn't matter. He was always there for me anytime or anywhere that I needed anything in regards to the purchase of my new home.
I really feel that I made a new friend in Jamie.
I would strongly recommend Jamie to represent clients as a real estate agent. Jamie went far beyond what I have experienced from real estate agents with his dedication and thoroughness. I purchased a local house while living out of state this summer, and Jamie arranged every detail and made sure I was well represented through every step in a long process. He kept me constantly informed and provided an abundance of information for me to help this complicated process run smoothly. His professionalism and integrity made me feel confident that my interests and needs were always foremost in his mind. Besides all this, Jamie, while totally competent, has the personality of a down to earth, ‘regular’ guy whom is a pleasure to be with.