Get to Know Eraka


“My Goal is to ASSIST YOU in REACHING YOUR GOAL” and “Help You to find YOUR BEAR CAVE.”

Eraka started selling Real Estate in California in 1978 after majoring in Real Estate in Florida. Being a “Native Alabamian”, she missed her family and moved back to Alabama. Until she was able to get her Alabama Real Estate License, Eraka worked for a TV Network in advertising and sales. Eraka obtained her Alabama Real Estate license in 1990. She was with REMAX for 17 years then decided to go INDEPENDANT and open her own BEAR Realty.  Eraka works mostly in Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa and Bibb Counties, but she been known to work other counties as well. (After all she DOES have an Alabama license).  Some cities include: McCalla, Bessemer, Lakeview, Hoover, Vestavia, Mtn. Brook, Homewood, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Chelsea, Inverness, Calera, Montevallo, West Blocton, Vance, Woodstock and Tuscaloosa.

She has designations of Real Estate Broker, CRS (Certified Real Estate Specialist) GRI (Graduate Reality Institute) CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) CCIM (this is a commerical certification) and while with REMAX was in the REMAX Hall of Fame. She regularly works with Mercedes, US Steel and Mines employees.

Real Estate Career

  • Began 1979 Fresno, California
  • Licensed Realtor Alabama 1990
  • Eraka SimsLife Member Birmingham Board of Realtors Club of Excellence
  • CDPE (Certified Distress Foreclosures, Short Sales)
  • GRI Designation (Graduate Real Estate Institute)
  • CRS Designation (Certified Residential Specialist)
  • Broker/Owner of BEAR Realty
  • Alabama State Notary


Tuscaloosa High School
College: Gulf Coast Community College-Panama City, FL; Shelton State-Tuscaloosa, AL; UAB-Birmingham, AL
Majors: Business Administration/Real Estate & Marketing, Pre-Med


American Indian(Anishnabe) Choctaw/Cherokee
Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Children’s Hospital Supporter
1991 Mrs. Alabama finalist


Horses, Snow Skiing, Beach, Music, Cultural Arts, Native American Culture