August 2017: No matter where Jack and I move, we hang up a significant, heavy ceramic wall plaque. It reads, “Home is where your story begins." Personal stories, good or bad, whether we like it or not, have endings too. They can be bittersweet. Our story on Briarwood Avenue, punctuated with love, wonderful occasions, ups n’ downs and surprises eventually wound down to that inevitable bittersweet chapter when it came time to close the door at 2355. As stories go, it unraveled to its ending this week.
A big part of the Briarwood-home story happened near the end when, in a divine appointment Ed, you sat with us to discuss our future. The journey ahead, including decisions we would need to make, were addressed and you respectfully understood and waylaid our fears, hesitations and lack of knowledge with regard to matters of real estate.
The biggest decision was to put our well-worn, well-loved home on the market. Your sincerity and interest in our wellbeing led us to list with your company, Ed Barker Remax. With that, you took the reins of our anxious and bewildered emotions and set us on a course of calm which we otherwise would have struggled to find. The expertise you brought to every decision we had to make left us with a profound assurance that we were doing the right thing(s). You advised us on regulations, documentations, legalizations, and throughout each confusing stage, you assured us of your intent to make our transition happen with the least stress possible. Your word is honourable and good.
What had begun as a business connection with you turned out to be a pleasant personal experience because valued friendships developed. You greatly assisted us in covering off all the additional stages of purchasing another home – opening the door where an exciting new story would begin.
Ed, with great appreciation for all you have done, we will tell our stories again and again to others who require your superior knowledge of marketing beloved homes. The wonder of it all, as we reflect on these few weeks of working together, is how blessed we are that you took such professional care of both our property matters and our sensitivities.
As we put a nail in the wall for the plaque here in our home in Orchard Village, we thank you for creating a perfect ending for a final chapter… and ushering us into a new story. You do this for a lot of people. It’s my job, you no doubt say, but the truth is you go beyond a mere job description as you work with your clients. We wish you the kind of contentment you have given us and continued success in your business! With high regards, Jack and Rita Dozlaw
July 2017: I always call Ed Barker for real-estate needs. In 15 years I have worked with Ed through three different moves. He has always been great at communicating, and helping find the best fit for my family's changing needs...while helping us navigate through all the correct steps to get the process done properly. He kept us well informed and on-track without any sales pressure, and he was prepared to work around our schedules. Professional and experienced guidance at this level is hard to find, and I'm happy to keep recommending Ed to my friends and family! Jenn and Wes Kidd
July 2017: After enjoying living in my home for 53 years I knew that a move was inevitable and I was very glad that I chose you to be my Realtor. Having a friend to 'hold my hand' and guide me through the complications was essential. I appreciated your attention to the details, and the almost daily phone calls which guided me down the maze of moving. Thank you Ed. Marion Zagar
May 2017: We made a good choice when we decided to downsize and enlisted Ed to help us. After looking at many condos and apartments, we chose a condo that was close to what we wanted. Ed put in our offer on a Friday night and it was accepted on Saturday morning. Then on Sunday we sat and wrote up the listing for our house. The sign went up on Monday morning and we had an offer 'over asking' on Monday night. The entire process was stress-free thanks to Ed's professionalism. Now, if only he could play ball as well.... Larry and Carol Tyssen
March 2017: Ed, you were there for us, answered all our questions, gave us piece of mind. Thank you so much for everything. Bill said "You did one hell of a job!" I will certainly recommend you to anybody that wants to sell their home. Bill & Bernice Cavers
January 2017: Morley and I are extremely grateful for your abilities as a negotiator during the sale of our Cherry Creek property. You worked hard to get us a good deal. Thank you so much for your abilities and experience. You can't beat that combination. Barb & Morley Anderson
November 2016: Ed Barker provides excellent service to all clients. Ed listed my home with efficiency, speed and great coverage. His background knowledge of the real estate business, skill at networking and ability to 'close a deal' has clients feeling positive and secure. Ed Barker is a credit to the Real Estate Association and is an excellent model of quiet, sincere professionalism. This testimonial is written by Paula Wickenden, a Happy client with a 'Sold" sign in front of her house. Thank you, Ed! Paula Wickenden
October 2016: Ed was very thorough and efficient. He explains all paperwork and steps involved in selling a home and kept us updated on what was going on during the process. He's an effective realtor who knows his job well and is pleasant and communicative. Thanks for all your help Ed! Nancy and Ken Stack
September 2016: It was a pleasure to work with Ed Barker for the quick sale of my condo. He proved to be personable, thorough, professional and positive. He was always available to answer all my questions, dealt quickly with the details, kept in constant communication and always maintained a great sense of humor throughout. I would highly recommend choosing Ed Barker as your next realtor! Staci Campbell
September 2016: I am writing to thank you for all of your fine work in helping us buy our house in Kamloops. Specifically, I am most grateful for your intelligent and patient advice regarding offering a reasonable price and finally accepting a deal that truly worked. Not once did I feel that you were pushing me in any direction. You respectfully gave me the information I needed to make a decision and then you acted on the decision. My partner and I were very hard to please but you dealt with us on a very professional level. It was appreciated with the short time frame we forced upon you to deliver the home purchase. Finally, let me acknowledge that this was a house purchase that was complicated by the fact that I lived in Surrey and work in a very busy job and am often difficult to get in touch with. It did not phase you and you adapted to my needs by communicating in email which was very much appreciated. You kept me up-to-date on all the activity and feedback on the house even though I was far away. I depended on you to keep a connection and you did it. Brian Stride
March 2016: We really appreciate the competent work that Ed did in selling a home for us. He was thorough, helpful, worked hard at getting people to view the home and sold it quickly. His service was exemplary, communication was great and we would highly recommend him as a very capable realtor. Al and Vera Thompson
September 2015: I chose Ed Barker as a Realtor when looking for a home in Kamloops. Coming to Kamloops from another province and only having a limited amount to time to look for a home, I found Ed to be patient while showing a lot of houses. He was personable and being a long time resident of Kamloops has lots of information to share about the area and what attractions are here. Any questions were easily answered and explanations given throughout the process. I would recommend Ed and use him again. It was a positive experience. Thanks Ed. Norm Caron
September 2015: Ed Barker worked very hard on my behalf to sell a big home situated in a strata. Most people want to minimize their living space when moving there. Ed has a very positive attitude, connects promptly to seller and purchaser and does his best for both parties. I have the highest respect for Ed's professionalism and will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Christa Braun
May 2015: Thank you for many years as our realtor. We appreciate all the time and effort that you give to each sale or purchase. We are happy to recommend you to all our friends and family. Thanks again. Marie & Earl Smith
March 2015: Thank you so much for your patience and understanding through the process of moving after 50 years in the same house. A special thanks for helping me decide on what furniture would fit in my new location. Joyce Foulds
March 2015: When my wife and I decided to purchase a house last year it was easy to pick our realtor. I have known Ed Barker all my life as a good neighbour. He gave me pointers on fly-fishing and checked up on me when I’d put a new dent in my car. However, until last year I didn’t know much about his business side . I was extremely impressed with his professionalism and patience throughout the process. We were very particular about what we wanted in a home and what we wanted to pay for it. He quickly picked up on our preferences and kept us in our budget comfort zone. Ed looked out for us when a seller was making questionable claims regarding a house and took care of all the other home buying hazards. At the end of the summer Ed matched us with our perfect home. The negotiations were done within an hour. But the service didn’t stop there. He has remained in contact with us and followed up frequently. Buying a house can be a pain but he made it a pleasure. Ed has been a good neighbour, outstanding realtor and now, a great friend. Paul A. Petchnick
February 2015: My mom and I absolutely loved working with you last time around. You truly care about your clients and always give great advice. I also enjoy your sense of humour. I still remember many jokes you made while helping my mom and me search for our first home. Thank you for everything you've done for us. As soon as my husband and I get our financing, you will hear from me. Vera M.
February 2015: I want to thank you, Ed, for selling #660 so quickly, in 6 days I believe, and showing it to so many people, and always giving me lots of advance notice. We ran in to some hurdles between the offer date and possession date, but you managed these promptly, and resolved the problems. Thanks you for all your help, Ed. Dympna Maguire
November 2014: We would like to thank, and recommend our realtor, Ed Barker, for his help in finding us the 'perfect house' when we moved to Kamloops from Terrace 11 years ago. Now, once again, Ed assisted us with the sale of our house, and the purchase of another, more age related home. Ed was helpful and professional, and went out of his way to make these important decisions become reality. Thanks. Ed. Norm and Myrna Rolfsen
July 2014: We were very lucky to have chosen an experienced realtor like Ed Barker for the purchase for our new home. Moving from Vancouver, we had very few opportunities to come to Kamloops to view listings. Ed worked with these time restraints, setting up multiple showings quickly and even gaining access to places on-the-go due to his numerous connections with Kamloops realtors. Ed understood what we were looking for in terms of neighbourhood and proximity to work and schools, and we were able to find a home that met all our needs in a single weekend! Ed answered all of our questions right up until the close, he was always available on cell or text, and made us feel very comfortable in the buying process. Alysia Francis and Alex Brault
July 2014: Recently, Ed Barker helped me in purchasing a condominium for my family. His years of experience and dedication to his clients in selling and purchasing real estate was of great support to me throughout the process. I highly recommend his services. Mrs. M. Slade
March 2014: Working with Ed made the sale of our home much easier than we expected. His professionalism and communication skills ensured our understanding at each stage, resulting in a satisfactory and expedient transaction. Mo & Evelyn Bradley
November 2013: Thank you so much. Your service went above and beyond and I couldn't have done without it. Diane Gamble
July 2013: Thank you very much for your assistance in recommending a realtor for us to work with in Kelowna when we were downsizing my father's home. I knew that by asking you for a recommendation, we would be looked after. We were very pleased with the service we received from the realtor. He was professional, fair, and got the job done in a timely manner. Maryanne & Kingsley Bower
June 2013: We can't thank you enough for making this deal work. It has been a pleasure working with you. Although our Kamloops time seems to have ended (thanks to you!) we will gladly recommend you to anyone heading up that way. Wishing you a continued successful year. Brenda and Brad Rendall
December 2012: We used Ed when we moved to Kamloops 3 years ago from New Westminster, and at that time were impressed with how he listened to what our list of wants and 'must haves' were and fulfilled that exceptionally well. Now, because of work, we are leaving Kamloops and used Ed to sell our place here. Both times we were immensely impressed with not only Ed's work ethic but his honest straight forward 'tell it like it is' persona. It is quite refreshing in this day and age. So whether you are new to Kamloops or are looking to make a move within Kamloops, Ed's knowledge of the area is outstanding, coupled with his honesty and work ethic, it is my belief that you will have trouble finding someone who can be a better agent for all your real estate needs. Russ and Donna Forman
September 2012: I had the opportunity of late to work with Ed Barker in selling my house in Aberdeen. In working through the selling process, I found Ed to be a very knowledgeable and experienced professional. He was friendly, supportive and energetic in his business dealings with me. He provided me with frequent updates and always kept in communication. I would recommend Ed Barker to any person that is selling or looking to buy. His determination and professionalism will see you through to deal completion. I intend to call on him again when I want such results. Marie Slade
August 2012: My husband and I received exemplary service from Ed Barker, both in the sale of our house, and in the purchase of a townhouse. Ed is results-driven, thorough, experienced and professional. At the first meeting with him, to receive an estimated value of our property, Ed surveyed every aspect of the house, inside and out, as well as the yard. He combined this information with current real estate values for similar properties, allowing a reasonable asking price. In near-record time, we had multiple offers above asking price, and were able to complete the sale with a minimum disruption. Hurray! Similarly, we worked with Ed to compile a shortlist of properties which met most of our criteria. When we found the townhouse we most liked, Ed negotiated like a pro, a process both entertaining and vital to our interests. Our townhouse suits us well. Throughout the entire process of selling and buying, Ed was available at every step, more than willing to help with the many details involved. He was focused and personable. In short, we had an exceptionally positive experience with Ed Barker, and highly recommend his services. Dave & Marilyn Brown
July 2012: We would like to thank you for your amazing skills as a realtor and negotiator when selling our property. We appreciate the effort you put into the sale from start to finish. We will recommend your services to everyone who may need a realtor. We certainly hope that whether we are buying or selling, we have you on our side. Thanks again. The Copes
June 2012: Thanks for your help with the sale of our condo in Kamloops. Not just the sale, but all the extras you did. Much appreciated. Bob and Doris Bowman
January 2012: We wish to thank Ed Barker, a very professional REMAX realtor with many years of experience for his efficient manner. The location we wished to live in had a vacancy much sooner than we expected; consequently our home went on sale within a few days. We were shocked that the house sold in ten days and had 'panic in the streets' when we realized we had only a little more than a month to prepare everything and move from our family home to an apartment. Mr. Barker's challenge was to keep a very excitable person calm and sensible, which he managed very kindly and professionally. We recommend Mr. Barker very highly. Through his expertise we received a good sale price. Thank you, thank you many times over. Muriel and Bernard Belisle
January 2012: When it came time to sell Mom's house in Kamloops we contacted Ed Barker. Ed had previously sold a house for a close friend and they were very happy with his service. Ed was extremely patient, considerate and polite through the whole listing and sales process when explaining things to my elderly Mom. We were very pleased with the prompt responses from Ed and were kept continually updated - seven days a week. The whole process of selling Mom's house took 45 days and was hassle free knowing that Ed Barker was working for us. We would highly recommend Ed's experience, professionalism and knowledge of the Kamloops real estate market. Mike Smith
December 2011: Thanks again for your guidance and direction in our purchase and sale of 2 homes in Kamloops. You found us our dream home when we moved to Kamloops in 1999 negotiating a very fair price. Then when we decided to downsize in June 2006 you again came to our aid directing us in the purchase of a townhouse in Brigadoon while selling the home we were vacating in a week or less. Your expertise in the current Real Estate market enabled us to make excellent purchases and sales.
Lastly, your guidance with the last sale of our home as we moved from Kamloops proved invaluable. We would recommend you to everyone needing the service of a Realtor in Kamloops. Verne & Lee Woodland
September 2011: Thank you for the courteous and efficient way in which you handled the sale of our home. It was much appreciated. You are a true professional realtor! Gordon & Bea Bregoliss
August 2011: We decided to put our home for sale as we wanted to semi-retire. We called two of our relatives who work for Remax in Calgary and asked for a go-getter. Ed Barker was highly recommended by the Manager of Remax there so we called him.When Ed came over for the first meeting we were not quite ready to show; however he was able to give us a listing price and we did the paperwork that evening. He never tried to rush us and even understood when an accident happened and we had to put off the date we had set for showing. Ed explained everything about what was going to happen throughout the process. He sold our home within 2 weeks of listing it for the price we all agreed on and did it with great professionalism. Ed is a go-getter but more important he is a man with character, great sense of humor, informative, professional but not stuffy. He has compassion for what his clients are going through. Those are the most important things about him. While negotiating to get the price we wanted, he did it with honesty and integrity. We haven't known him long but he instantly had our respect and trust from the moment we met him. If you need your home sold, then Ed is your guy! In our opinion, he is amazing; he knows his profession, and you won't find someone like him anywhere else.Thank you Ed for all your support. We have and will always recommend you to anyone who is selling or buying a home in the future. Ken & Elaine Schlinker
April 2011: We decided to put our home on the market as we had a proposed move and thought it would probably take some time to get the whole process over with. We called a friend who used to be in the real estate business and he recommended Ed to us. We met with Ed on a Saturday and did the paperwork. We were hoping to have the sale completed and be able to move in late June. Ed returned on Monday with the lockbox, took the pictures he needed to complete the listing, and finalized the plans for proceeding. We had 6 showings, and the house was under offer by Friday evening. With that offer completed by the following Thursday, we had the house sold - full asking price - within five days of getting it on the market. We move every 3 to 5 years, and this was clearly the quickest sale we had encountered. We believe the pricing of the house was exactly where it should have been; if we had pushed for a higher price, we would still be living through agents passing through with their clients. Thanks Ed, it was a great experience. John and Dianne Backe
March 2011: Thank you Ed for your professional help and advice in selling our home. We found you very honest and caring. We would recommend you to anyone buying or selling a house in Kamloops. Nancy and Clarence Anderson
February 2011: Thank you so much for your excellent work. We listed our home on the market over two years with 3 different realtors with NO success. Then you came along. Within 2 months, we received and accepted an offer in our asking price range. We are very impressed with your professionalism, attention to detail and getting the job done. Thank you again for your help. You sir, are number one in our books. Steve St. Pierre
November 2010: A world of thanks to you. Your support & assistance will always be remembered. Sal Harms
September 2010: Thank you so much for contributing to BC Children's Hospital. We are so fortunate to have so many REMAX associates help us provide the best care possible to BC's kids. Children's Miracle Network
June 2010: Thank you so much for all of your wonderful help and your insightful words of wisdom, and more importantly your patience and kindness! You are truly one of a kind! Much appreciated. Lynda Gibb
April 2010: Thanks for selling my house so fast Ed. We were amazed! I'd tell anyone, "if you want an honest, hardworking realtor, call Ed Barker!" You're definitely one of the very best! Can't thank you enough. Donna S.
December 2009: This is the 2nd house I have listed with Ed Barker to sell for us. Both times we have found him to be very helpful with suggestions to better prepare our house for the market. We are impressed with his professionalism and knowledge with so many years experience in the real estate business. He was also very prompt in informing us as to what was going on after each showing. Our house sold in 16 days at full asking price. Good job well done! Thanks Ed. Mary Christiansen/Bruce Spencer
October 2009: As a young first-time home buyer, I was very cautious about choosing a guy who would make sure I fully understood the process. I contacted Ed Barker to view one of his listings. He was very knowledgeable and experienced and he explained everything to me clearly and made sure I understood exactly what I was doing. There was no pressure and I felt comfortable contacting Ed to view properties at my convenience. When purchasing, Ed kept me up-to-date with phone calls and text messages. The day I took possession, Ed provided me with an unexpected gift - new locks to ensure my long-term safety. My new home is exactly what I was looking for. The whole experience of buying a home has been wonderful and exciting and a huge part of that process was the role Ed played as my real estate agent. He went above and beyond for me and I would recommend him to anyone looking at buying or selling a home. Brenda Fennell
October 2009: My husband and I recently purchased a home with the help of Ed Barker. As first time home owners, I can not say enough kind words for all the help Ed gave us. He walked us through an often-confusing and scary process of our biggest life purchase. I thought a weeklong house hunt with a 3 year old in tow would be impossible. Ed made this possible and even fun. I highly recommend Ed Barker to anyone looking for an above average real estate agent who will go over and above for you. Kyla Loland
May 2009: My wife and I had discussed at length the possibility of down sizing. With uncertainty of what we were doing or where we were going, we called Ed Barker, the Results Guy. With his guidance we decided to go ahead, our house sold in two days, the sign wasn't even up yet? Ed proved to be not only the Results Guy, but a mentor, fun, a friend and most of all professional. He answered all our questions, directed us to the right resources, and always had the time to help when needed.Ed went out of his way to help us find the home we were looking for, and negotiated our purchase. The re-keying was great! Thank you, Ed and we would recommend you and your associates to anyone looking for Results. Ernie & Dolores Kidd
March 2009: Thank you, Ed for all your help finding me my home. I quite enjoyed the whole experience. I am fully moved in and have time to enjoy my space. Angela Korsa
n a timely manner to all of our phone calls, addressed any concerns we had at any time and kept us informed as to the status of offers.
- He arranged viewings at times that would be the least disturbing to our busy lives.
- He guided us wisely through the process of handling offers until we were able to get as close as possible to our target price.
When it came to buying:
- He worked with us to determine a good price range to look at.
- He set up appointments for us to view houses following a system so that we were able to see several in a short space of time, compare features, discuss options and make appropriate decisions regarding the suitability of each.
- He guided us through the process of making an offer and negotiated well to get the seller to agree on the price we wanted to pay.
May 2008: Thank you for everything you have done for us in the past week. We could never have made the progress we have towards our impending move from England to Canada without your invaluable assistance & expertise. Elaine & Rob Jephcott
April 2008: One of the better choices we have recently made was asking Ed Barker to help us find a smaller place. We badly needed to downsize being well into our seventies. We were somewhat apprehensive at getting into the market but realized that it had to be done. As it turned out, Ed and his team were a perfect choice. He led us through what was to us a daunting prospect, reassuring us and attending to every little detail, answering all our questions and making us feel that we were his only clients. He made it all so seamless and smooth. He found us the perfect place and somehow was able to put it all together. Our house sold withinin two days of coming on the market and the whole process from start to closing, moving into our new place took just about a month. We cannot speak highly enough of this realtor's dedication and his superior knowledge of the business. Ed is no longer our realtor, we consider him a friend. Graham and Joan White
November 2007: In 1984 we purchased a home with you as our guy. Since then you have always kept in contact with us to see how we were doing, even sending a calendar at Christmas. When it was time to downsize, we turned to you in 2006 as our realtor. You found what we were looking for, very close anyways. You were very professional, extremely considerate of our needs, throwing in comedic relief and sense of humour in between. Through perseverance you were able to satisfactorily close the transactions of sale and purchase for us. Wow. You do know your business! We are now moved in with our new door locks that you purchased as a house warming gift. Thank you. We would be very remiss if we didn't thank Dianne for treating us with such professionalism and courtesy in setting up viewings, etc. Thanks for taking care of us, and we would not hesitate one second in recommending you as a realtor. Thanks for your professionalism, courtesy, caring, expediency and course, your sense of humour. John & Marj French
July 2007: Thank you very much for all the help and assistance you provided us in regard to selling our condominium in Kamloops recently, and for getting us top dollar! Never meeting you in person and despite the fact that our real estate transactions were done either over the telephone or fax, everthing went seamlessly.Over the past several years we have dealt with others, but can confidently say that you definitely stand out far above the rest. We valued your considerable knowledge of the real estate industry as well as your integrity and professionalism. Thank you again. Brent and Lois Smith, Abbotsford, BCBrent and Lois Smith, Abbotsford, BC
June 2007: Just a quick note to express many, many thank-yous for being such a wonderful help with my first real estate purchase. You made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole experience. After working with you I can now see why you are so successful in this business. I look forward to working with you in the future. My only concern now is what I will do whenever you retire! I am grateful for your time and never-ending answers! Thank you Ed. Eric Venables
May 2007: It has been a real pleasure to work with Ed Barker. Ed is a highly professional, enthusiastic and proactive individual. As first time buyers, we were unfamiliar with the whole buying process but Ed took all the time needed to answer our questions in a very patient manner. He is also an excellent listener and detail oriented person who can clearly understand what a client is looking for. After the first meeting, we walked out with a list of properties that matched our criteria and a number of scheduled appointments to look at properties that we were able to see that same day. Ed is always trying to ensure that the client is buying the property that suits them best, and he is willing to share his honest opinion and give good advice. We are very happy with the service and recommend Ed highly. Vera and Natalya Merkusheva
February 2007: I wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation to Ed for his professionalism and commitment to ensuring that we were completely satisfied with the selling of our home and the purchasing of a new home. When we moved to Kamloops in 2004, Ed was referred to us by a ReMax agent in Golden. During the purchase of our new home in Kamloops, Ed went out of his way to ensure we purchased the type of dwelling we were looking for and worked around our time frame. Ed is a good listener and well organized. He took as much time as we needed to ensure that we were completely comfortable with the total process of buying and selling. We have just sold/purchased our second home in Kamloops. As well, our daughter and her husband purchased their first home from Ed. I would like everyone to know that Ed Barker is our family guy. Bob and Janet Peddle
September 2006: We thought that living in northern Alberta and buying a home in Kamloops was going to be stressful because of the short time frame we had available; boy did you prove us wrong. Your professional, friendly and caring manner went beyond the call of duty and we now understand why you came so highly recommended by a family member. We are very impressed by the efficiency and speed in which you handled all the questions and details of our purchase. Thank you again, and should we require any future real estate assistance... you are our man! Ken and Jan Fisher
April 2006: My husband and I recently decided to sell an apartment that we owned. Because Ed has done all of our buying and selling over the last fifteen years, we once again called him. He surpassed our expectations and the apartment had offers within a week. It is interesting to note that we chose Ed fifteen years ago, after my husband had seen him preparing a home located next to a friend of his. Vaino said that when we decided to sell he would call Ed, because he was putting more into the listing than just writing it up. We have recommended Ed several times to acquaintances and will continue to do so. Thanks again Ed. Vaino and Merrilyn Pennanen
December 2005: It seemed an enormous task to find a home when purchasing parties lived on opposite ends of the province, and Kamloops is somewhere in between. But we did just that with Ed Barker as "Super Guy". Ed kept us both connected with options in Kamloops through emails and phone calls. He showed endless patience when we didn't know what we wanted, and then when we did...we changed our minds midstrea. Once the purchase was complete, Ed continued to ensure my mother settled in comfortably. He worked double time as a warm and trustworthy guy, and Welcome Wagon ex officio. Thank you Ed for allowing me to relax through this process, knowing that you would do the right thing by us. Lorraine Levitt & Joyce Gibbs
July 2005: We found a condominium apartment complex in Kamloops in which we were very much intersted. We called RE/MAX and by pure chance, but fortunately for us, our call was referred to Ed Barker. He willingly assisted us with the many problems we faced which were even more complex because we are US citizens. Each of our questions and concerns was immediately addressed and resolved. Extremely efficient and trustworthy, Ed facilitated our search which permitted us in a very limited time to select and close on an apartment that was ideal for us. It was a pleasure to work with Ed and we would, without hesitation, recommend him to anyone having real estate dealings in Kamloops. Don & Meredith Olson
May 4, 2005: I have know Ed for 25 years. At 42 years old and single, he helped me acquire my first home. I have never looked back. Over the years, directly or indirectly, Ed has helped me and my family buy and sell 7 or 8 places. I am at the stage of downsizing and all that was done within 2 weeks. I have always been happy with Ed's work. Jackie Wolfe
March 2005: Ed has a proven track record in the real estate world and has successfully shown us why this is true. Within a relatively short time of listing our unique home, Ed facilitated a high volume of qualified prospective purchasers to view this property. Ed not only listed our house but was the realtor who found a purchaser. Ed was extremely professional in guiding the transactions to a successful conclusion. We are very happy with Ed's hard work and would recommend his services to anyone with real estate needs. Bob and Susan Paterson
February 2005: We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Ed for the excellent way he handled our house sale from start to finish. We can't believe how fast the transaction went; from the moment the sign went up until the 'SOLD' sign appeared! He was always available to answer any of our questions, no matter how mundane they may have been. He was also most helpful with our purchase of a new home in Penticton, recommending a realtor and looking after all the documentation required. Above and beyond the call of duty! We would highly recommend Ed to anyone seeking a dedicated, professional guy (with a zany sense of humor!). Jim & Roberta Kerr
January 2005: Thanks for doing such a good job. Hope you know how much your effort is appreciated, especially the advice. Thanks again. Hannah Faye Towe
December 2004: Ed is a truly remarkable professional guy with great integrity. He came highly recommended by a friend and lived up to this recommendation. Ed went beyond the call of duty in looking after my vacant property. Just a wonderful person to work with - friendly with a keen sense of fairness and yet plenty of savy about the Kamloops market, people, and what it takes to make a real estate transaction. My property was a difficult one to sell. He is a great communicator and kept me well informed. He was always available by phone or email and responded to my questions immediately. He was always positive and upbeat and he oozed confidence so I knew he would be able to sell my place. And he did!!! I would highly recommend him to anyone either buying or selling and I would certainly choose him again for any real estate transaction or just for advice in this area. Ida Garrett
August 2004: Ed, thanks for all the extra effort you provided to make this offer and mortgage go through for us. I know it was a struggle and that you went beyond what most realtors would do and I appreciate it. Thanks again. Cody McGowan
December 31, 2003: Ed, Congratulations on your induction into the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement! This is a tremendous career achievement for you and one of which you should be most proud. We realize the overwhelming effort you have expended in order to reach this goal and it is our pleasure to be among the first to congratulate you. Providing consistent customer service is an integral part in earning this prestigious award and it is obvious that the quality of your service is unsurpassed. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to be affiliated with you within the RE/MAX organization. Daryl Jesperson, CEO RE/MAX International, Inc.
Ed Barker truly is your Results Guy. We recently moved to Kamloops, and found Ed to be a pleasure to work with. Ed knows that Kamloops area and understands the local real estate market. He is well organized and only showed us homes that we were interested in. There was no pressure to buy. Ed is a pleasure to do business with and is someone we recommend. Jim & Bev Fischer
Ed's professional reputation is well known but we appreciated his personal approach to selling our home. We were certainly not disappointed by his performance as our house was sold almost before the sign hit the lawn. Ed's expertise and knowledge of the market was certainly beneficial. We are happy we chose Ed and would recommend him to anyone who is selling or buying. Tom & Beryl Lowe