"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."