Kevin Gatz & Christine Olson
"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."