When my wife and I decided to relocate to the St. George, I contacted Erika, who graciously set up a web portal for us to peruse whatever listings met our criteria for a new home. We later made several trips to the area, and each time Erika made numerous arrangements for us to visit the homes that caught our interest. I have to confess that we are probably the most “picky” clients Erika has ever served, yet her optimism never faltered. She is one of the most diligent, knowledgeable, amiable, professional, and patient real estate agents you could ever meet.
To Whom it May Concern:The service and personal attention we received from, Erika Rogers, was exceptional and unexpected from a realtor. She is truly a high-calibre realtor. We live out of the country and relied on her knowledge of the local market and key contacts in the community to help us in our search for a second home. Erika’s personal attention to detail and our needs was above and beyond what a Realtor is expected to do. Many times we had to bother her outside of her “normal” work hours to accommodate our overseas schedule and she was always available, no matter the hour, and always with a smile and “can-do” attitude. We never doubted that Erika truly represented our best interest and put our interest in closing on the right property for the right price ahead of all other factors. Even though we closed on our property in 2009, she continues to be pleasantly willing to help us out from afar with needs we may have, which is way outside of what’s expected of her.
Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, we would highly recommend Erika represent your needs and interest. Her ethics and integrity are beyond reproach. We could not have asked for a better Realtor to guide us through our process and do not hesitate to recommend her to you.
James J. and Tonya Gibb
To Whom it May Concern,My wife and I had the wonderful opportunity to purchase a home from Erika 2 months ago. Erika is all about customer service, she was very prompt in looking for properties and emailing them for us to pick through so we could eliminate the properties we were not interested in. She was very aware of our needs and did a great job of finding what we wanted for a great price. She also was very organized in the way we looked at homes to save us time so we could make the most of our days. We have asked many favors from Erika and she has always been more than willing to accomadate our needs. We would recommend Erika to anyone who is serious in having a great real estate agent who looks out for your needs.
Matt and Lynette Wilson
For years we had been looking for a 2nd home in St. George, UT, and it was through Erika that we found the place and price that met our expectations. We scrambled down to St. George from Salt Lake City on a Saturday afternoon, where Erika eagerly met us to show us the home we were interested in. She took a lot of time away from her family and weekend to assist us in finalizing a purchase contract before returning home Sunday. We appreciated all of her efforts.
You might think that every Realtor would provide similar service, but we quickly learned that this is not the case. Through the process of negotiating with the seller’s agent, we experienced first hand the often taken for granted qualities that Erika demonstrated, but the other agent did not. Erika was responsive through all channels of communication, whether it was phone, text, email, mail, or fax. I can’t think of any time that I needed to contact Erika, that I didn’t receive an immediate response. Good news or bad news, Erika was there to take ownership of the situation and explain my options so that I could make the right decision. Erika was knowledgeable of all documentation, and processes, and was proactive in identifying potential issues and addressing them early in the process. This kind of communication, knowledge, and experience is invaluable, and assisted us in closing a week before our deadline.
Having worked as a commercial lender for the past 9 years, I can appreciate the professionalism and courtesy extended to us by Erika, and I can’t thank her enough.
Once we were back in Illinois we knew that everything needed to be done from so far away and we had not purchased a home in 27 years. So many things had changed and there were differences between Utah and Illinois procedures and laws. Having Erika guiding us and staying in constant contact with us was more than we had ever expected. She was an expert, a wonderful advisor and had become a friend. We could not have made this major change and transition in our lives if it had not been for her. She always managed to calm our fears when we were worried and take us step by step through the process. Every person she recommended from home inspector to mortgage consultant was outstanding and it was as if she had customized them specifically for us.
Our entire experience with relocating and purchasing our new home in St. George could not have been any better. We know that we owe it all to Erika for holding our hands through each step, always having our best interest at heart and being the most wonderful person and expert realtor that anyone could ever hope for.
Thank you Erika for finding us the home of our dreams!
Joseph & Janice Genovese
Sunriver, St. George
Dear Erika:Thank you so much for helping us find our new home. Finding and purchasing a new home when one is coming from another state is not an easy task, particularly when we only going to be in town for one week. You made the whole process absolutely painless. You not only found us a great house within our time frame, but helped to put us in touch with the right people required to complete the sale: financing, appraising, and inspecting. We would have been totally lost without your assistance. We really appreciated the fact that you told us that we could still contact you with any questions, even after we closed. We know that we will enjoy St. George, because we not only found a new home, but a new friend in you as well.
Thank you again; you’re the best!
Francine and Tom Carvis
This letter is to express Laura and my appreciation for your assistance in finding and purchasing our new home in St George Utah. Your knowledge of the local market, enthusiasm, professionalism and willingness to help in any way you could were the best. Even after we had purchased the home and left town, your assistance with the home inspection, financing, walk through and transferring of the utilities was a tremendous help.
If you ever need to you use Laura and I as a reference with future clients, please do so. Again, it has been a real pleasure working with you on the purchase of our new home.
Frank G. Peais, YC-2, DAFC
Chief, Strategic Sourcing BranchHQ AFSPC/A1KSDSN: 692-6805
COM: (719) 554-6805
FAX: (719) 554-3965
We decided to purchase a second home in St. George in May of 2009, and we found that living 700 miles away from St. George provided many challenges. As our realtor, Erika Rodgers went out of her way to accommodate our needs every step of the way.
Erika provided information on bike / walking trails and strict home owners associations in the St. George area, which were both requirements of our new home. As we identified potential subdivisions, Erika researched and forwarded the CC&Rs (covenants) to us. We searched through hundreds of properties on Erika’s website and whittled them down to 14 candidates that we wanted to inspect. Some of the properties did not have adequate photos, and Erika hunted down more current ones and made them available.
Erika was very responsive and provided vigilant email and phone communications to keep us updated with listing information. As we screened properties, Erika revised our list so that only prime candidates were shown, and we didn’t have to continue to wade through those that were not of interest. Erika also provided input on foreclosures and short sales, and she provided numerous recommendations, including contacts for inspections, insurance, and locksmiths.
For our first meeting with Erika, we arrived in St. George late on Friday, and Erika showed us 13 homes until well after sunset. Saturday morning, she showed us the last of our homes, and then we revisited our top choices again. For our first pick, Erika provided sound negotiating advice for working with the owners, and she also coordinated special arrangements for us with the owners.
We were unable to attend our closing, and Erika volunteered to conduct our walkthrough inspection for us. She followed through on our closing punch list and helped us flange up loose ends. Erika greatly exceeded our expectations while helping us purchase our second home.
Mike Taylor and Linda Akers
I could not be more pleased with how you handled my real estate interests that lead to my eventual home purchase in St. George. You kept in constant touch via both email and telephone. Whenever I needed a question answered, you replied within just a few hours. At times I asked quite a few questions, and your replies were always prompt, thorough, and easy to understand.
During my visit to St. George, I enjoyed our tour of homes both inside and outside of Sun River. Thanks so much for telling me to throw away the flyers of homes that I didn’t want to see again. You can easily get one house confused with another. You gave me good advice to take notes and go for a second or third look at the homes that just “felt right.” Also, I greatly appreciate your listening skills. In some respects, there are better home buys outside of Sun River when you just consider economics. However, Sun River offers beneficial social activities for retirees. That’s what I really wanted. You sensed that, and correctly guided me to choose a Sun River home. Thank you, too, for giving me insight as to what offer to make. You were right on target. Without you, I would have made a higher offer. So you wound saving me thousands of dollars on my S. Whisper Point purchase.
When you sent me the St. George community profile and various brochures, I shared them with several friends here in Bishop. Three of my friends and fellow bridge club members have told me they will serious consider moving to St. George. One is considering this potential move later this year. I gave her your card and the “Why St. George.” flyer. You might be getting a call or email from Lynne Busby and her husband.
Lastly, my friends in Sun River, George and Vicki Shelley, contacted a neighbor realtor to allow me to revisit the 1917 Sunstar home. This agent passed along a nice compliment about you. I could not agree more!
Thank you so much, Ron Smith
Dear Erika,We want to thank you so much for helping us find the perfect house in Sun River St. George! We have been looking at retirement communities in the West for several years and we are happy to have finally found a home that has everything we want. You were always very patient with our requests and had good ideas and suggestions to assist us to find what we needed !
Bill and Linda Timmins
We have had the pleasure of having Erika Rogers as our real estate agent. My husband and I drove through the city of St George a few times and decided we might like to see what properties were available. We live in Illinois and I went on the Internet and I found Erika’s web page and I contacted her. Over the Internet she sent us listings and then we came out to St George and met with her and she showed us around. We can only say she is one of the best Realtors we have worked with, she is pleasant, helpful and went way beyond for us. We bought a property in Sun River and she was the only person we knew. Erika helped with utilities, referrals and even checked on our property. We have nothing but great things to say about her and would recommend her to anyone who asked.Sincerely,
Gary Olson and Sheryl Taylor
Erika was with us every step of the way, gently coaching but mostly letting us do our own thing and make our own decisions, which we really appreciated. During our house-hunting we looked forward to a daily email from Erika with new or updated listings, tailored to our wants and needs. This almost-constant electronic contact proved to be the difference in finding our perfect home.Aaron and Amber 🙂
When we returned in September of 2008, Erika listened carefully to us as we toured the areas and homes of St. George. The process was one of refining our desires and preferences in neighborhoods and home features within our price range. If she got irritated with our inconsistencies she never showed it. Her questions to us were always on-point and directly or indirectly meant to help us narrow what was truly important to us in a home.
On the third day of our tour Erika showed us a house we fell in love with – this particular house however would require some rather substantial improvements to meet our needs. Erika helped us ball-park costs of those improvements and we decided to make a purchase offer even though, with the cost of improvements, it increased the overall price parameter we wanted to stay within. We ended that day pretty excited and made an appointment with Erika to meet the next morning to prepare the offer. When we got to Erika’s office the next morning she had already conducted additional research based on our increased price parameter – she wanted to insure that we had considered all of the homes within the new price range in the neighborhood we had selected. Her research revealed two houses in that neighborhood we had not looked at because of our original price parameters. She felt we should take a quick look at those homes before we submitted the contemplated offer on the improvement house.
The end of this story should be clear – we fell doubly in love with and subsequently purchased one of the two homes we went to see that morning and are so grateful to Erika for going the extra step in the pursuit of her professional “due diligence.” Remember, we went into her office that morning solely to write up an offer on the first house. Had she not been the consummate professional that she is, we would have just written up the offer that morning on the improvement house.
Erika was invaluable throughout the ensuing purchase process including negotiations with the sellers and their representative; and the coordination with our escrow and mortgage companies. We especially appreciate the contacts she shared with us – her help made the whole purchase experience so much easier. Erika possesses the right blend of knowledge, industry technology support, professionalism, and courtesy which makes her one of the best real estate professionals we have ever worked with.
John & Rebecca Sullivan
St. George, UT