About Erika

IMG_3594_R_webErika Buchholtz is a dedicated and market-savvy professional who strives for happy clients above all else. Her attention to detail, home design and staging experience, superior people skills, broad knowledge of the real estate industry and determination to indulge her clients with first class service sets her apart.

Erika understands the power of creative and well-organized marketing. As a listing agent, she offers customized marketing plans that maximize property exposure to the most qualified buyers.

Erika’s fair yet firm negotiating style and her commitment to excellence has gained her respect with colleagues and clients alike. Whether it’s patiently guiding first time buyers through this exciting process, or following through with clients’ needs long after the transaction is over, Erika’s warm, caring yet efficient business style will turn you, too, into a client for life.


Erika grew up in Beverly Hills, California. She moved to Chapel Hill in 1994 after graduating from UCLA with Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and began her real estate career.

Erika has guided over 1000 families through the home buying process. As the lead listing agent, sales and marketing manager for Chapel Hill’s Southern Village, one of the top selling communities in the history of the Triangle, she led the sales team to win the Best Sales Team in the Triangle Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence Award, bestowed by the Home Builders Association.

After the completion of Southern Village in 2003, she handled sales and development management for Bryan Properties, developer of Southern Village and other award-winning Triangle communities. Since 2006 Erika has consistently been one of the most successful general brokerage real estate agents in the Triangle: 2007 to date she is the #1 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Agent in Chapel Hill, 2009 to date she is the #1 Real Estate Agent in Chapel Hill, 2009 to date she is the #1 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Agent in the Triangle and one of the Top Three Real Estate Agents in the Triangle since 2010.

Erika also believes in giving back to her community. Throughout her real estate career she has been an integral member of the Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS® and in 2005 served as President of the 600-plus member organization. She also proudly sponsors and supports A Lotta Love, Super Cooper’s Little Red Wagon Foundation, PORCH, Book Harvest, the Mary Scroggs Elementary School PTA, the Grey Culbreth Middle School PTA, SVGC Stingrays Swim Team, Camp Seafarer and the United Way.

Erika’s current residence is a custom built home in Southern Village. She shaped the exterior and interior design. The home has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Triangle Home Design & Decor, Village Living and The Chapel Hill News. Her husband, Christopher, and children are the delights of her life.

At A Glance


– 2014 Triangle Business Journal Real Estate Agent of the Year

– 2010 to Present Triangle Business Journal Top Three Real Estate Agent in Triangle

– 2009 to Present #1 Real Estate Agent in Chapel Hill

– 2009 to Present #1 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Realtor in the Triangle

– 2009 to Present Top .5 to 1% of all Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Associates in America

– 2007 to Present #1 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Real Estate Agent in Chapel Hill

– 2004 to 2006 Bryan Properties Sales, Marketing & Development Manager

– 1994 to 2004 Southern Village Sales, Sales Management & Marketing Manager

– Annual Multi-Million Dollar Producer with Over 1000 Homes Sold and $500M Career Volume

– Multi-Year Best Sales Team in the Triangle (Home Builders Association)


– 2005 President of the Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS®

– Staging Specialist

– Relocation Specialist

– Certified Luxury Collection Specialist

– Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

– Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)

– Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

– Graduate of Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program

– B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles

– Graduated Summa Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa


– Southern Village Neighbor since 1996

– Children Enrolled at Mary Scroggs Elementary School & Grey Culbreth Middle School

– Chapel Hill Resident since 1994

– Member Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

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