Testimonials

We have enjoyed having Eraka as our Real Estate Agent since 1991. She assisted us in buying our first home. We stayed in that home four years and Eraka resold our home for the highest price in that neighborhood that a home has ever been sold. She assisted us in our second home purchase where we still reside. She has always been prompt and looks out for our interest. We consider her a close friend as well as a real estate advisor.

– Gerald and Leah
Alabaster, AL


I first became acquainted with Eraka in 1990, and from the beginning I saw she was motivated and conducted business in an ethical and professional manner. I like her honesty and straight-fowardness. She has always worked hard for us. I can truthfully tell you that Eraka Sims has always sold property we have listed with her for the amount we expected or for more. I have continued to recomment Eraka to my family and friends.

Sincerely
Dave & Carolee
Birmingham, AL


Five years ago when we were relocating to Birmingham we searched the internet to find a Real Estate Agent, we were very lucky and found Eraka Sims. Eraka not only helped us to find the perfect home she helped us with many of the endless details when relocating. She started as a true professional and became a dear friend.
Birmingham, AL (HWY 280 area)


When Ernie and I began looking for a home to buy, he told me of a real estate agent who had been really helpful to his family in the past. He informed me that Eraka had sold his Dad’s home, and everyone was really pleased with the the quick results she was able to deliver. When I finally met Eraka, I was able to understand why he insisted on her services when the time came to purchase our home. It seemed as though Ernie and I could not agree on a particular house, and we drug Eraka from location to location. Eraka never got tired though and we went on every journey as though each house was being looked at first. We finally did find that house that would be our “dream” house, Eraka made sure we were satisified and our interested were protected. Even after the closing date, Eraka made herself available to us; the naive new homeowners. Thank you so much Eraka for everything you do and continue to do so.

P.S. Thanks for the new house warming gift, it looks great on our sofa.

– Ernest and Sheila
Alabaster, AL


Over the past year and a half we have sold our home and bought a new one and not far away. Eraka was our agent for both transactions and made them both really easy. All the little details were taken care of for us and Eraka kept us focused on our goal. Eraka is never pushy as some agents can be to just hurry along a sale – she was patient and gave us the time we needed to make the best decision. When we weren’t sure about something, Eraka took the time to do the reasearch. If YOU need assistance in selling or buying a home we commend Eraka as an agent that will WORK for YOU!!!!

– Chris and Silvia
Hoover, AL


We were very pleased with the service Eraka provided. We never felt pressured. We are extremely happy with our home.

P.S. We have a new baby girl, 8lbs Sydney Grace

– Brian and Nicki
Calera, AL


Thanks for checking on us!! We appreciate you more than you know. Without you I don’t think that we would not be in this house and would not have closed in time to keep our awesome interest rate. From the time I first spoke with you, when we were buying, I could tell you knew what you were talking about. You were able to get a plan together and help us follow though. You made our buying process much easier, even though you were not our agent. Thank you for all your professional advice and the extra time you put into our purchase! If we ever are in the need of a realtor you are on the top of our list. As we meet people wanting to live in this area we always highly recommend you. You are a great asset for your company!

– John and Belinda (John & Belinda purchased a home Eraka had listed)
McCalla, AL


You are one in a million! Your persistence, dedication and overall professionalism has been such a blessing for my family. I really appreciate the hard work and patience when we were trying to find our home. This house has been great for us and we still are as much in love with it as we were 7 years ago. Thanks to you, we have that special home. There is never a doubt about who I’ll call when (if ever) I start “house-hunting” again. I am so please with your “personal” service.

– Gloria
Adamsville, AL


It took me 13 months to sell my home in Bessemer and if I could have done anything differently it would have been to list with Eraka Sims June 2001 instead of the company someone recommended. I could have had closure in six months and save myself a lot of unnecessary expense and headaches. Thank You for allowing her to represent your company in such a way that anyone would proudly recommend her as an agent. Eraka knows the importance of returning phone calls and making recommendations in a very personal and professional manner. She is a take charge person capable of exceeding goals and expectations, even those set by others.

P.S. My first agent recommended, allow them to foreclose verses trying to repair and market. The proceeds from the sell of my house made me laugh at his request!

– Rozanne
Owasso, OK


Several years ago, our real estate agent Eraka Sims helped our family to relocate from North Carolina to McCalla, Alabama. Eraka negotiated our buyers contract in a way that allowed most of our down payment to go toward cosmetic upgrades to our new home. Eraka found a lower price home for us in the best neighborhood in McCalla. Eraka encouraged us to choose McCalla as our home because of the projected appreciation of the area. The past seventeen years have proven her correct. We have been very happy here in McCalla, our children were well served in the McAdory School system and we enjoy the convenience of shopping and dinning. But most of all, we are thrilled our grandchildren live within five mile from us.


Eraika was a pleasure to work with. She always stayed in touch with us keeping us informed. If she was not able to answer her phone, you knew she would call you right back. She is very knowledgable of ger job, any question you have she is slwats glad to answer. I have already referred her and would defiantly use her as our agent again


Eraka Sims with Bear Realty is a seasoned real estate agent. She made the entire process of finding and purchasing our home less stressful and very pleasant. She walked us through every aspect of the buying process and advised us on what steps to take and not to take. Eraka is very professional and very personable. We would recommend Eraka Sims to anyone looking to purchase or sell in the state of Alabama.