About Erika

Erika Buchholtz is a dedicated and market-savvy professional who strives for happy clients above all else. Having guided over 1400 families through the home buying and selling process, her attention to detail, design and styling experience, superior people skills, broad knowledge of the real estate industry and determination to indulge her clients with first class service set her apart.

Utilizing the power of creative and well-organized marketing, Erika offers a strategic plan to maximize property exposure. With a fair yet firm negotiating style and commitment to excellence she has earned the respect of colleagues and clients. Whether it’s thoughtfully suggesting just the right amount of work needed for a home to sell, 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.


Growing-up in a gracious Mediterranean built in 1932 on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, Erika cultivated a passion for architecture and style at an early age as she watched her mom, a successful interior designer, transform houses into beautiful homes. She followed her high school sweetheart, now husband for over twenty years, 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’s goal each day is to spread goodness. Random acts of kindness, sharing a smile, compassion and paying it forward. Her guiding principle is: helping one person might not change the world but it could change the world for one person. In addition to giving back to the community, throughout her real estate career she has been an integral member of the Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS® and is Past President of the 600-plus member organization.

Part of the Southern Village development team since its inception, Erika has lived in the neighborhood since 1996. She shaped the design of her custom residence – which has been featured in multiple publications. At home, Erika adores laughing with her children, Chloe and Theo, and the fulfilling comfort of her husband, Christopher. She is inspired by travel, impromptu conversations, art, yoga, renovating properties and people who make a difference. Erika also loves long family dinners, clinking wine glasses with friends and her dog Dash’s utter devotion.

At A Glance


– Multi-year #1 Triangle Business Journal Top Individual Real Estate Broker

– Since 2008 #1 Listing & Selling Broker in Chapel Hill | Durham | Chatham

– Voted 2017–2022 Favorite Realtor® in Chapel Hill Magazine

– 2014 Triangle Business Journal Realtor® of the Year

– Over a decade as the #1 Broker in the Triangle for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

– Top 1/2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brokers in the U.S.

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

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

– Billion Dollar Producer with more than 1400 Homes Sold

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

– $49.2 Million in Sales in 2021


– 2005 President of the Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS®

– Styling 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

– 28 Years of Listing & Selling Real Estate


– Chapel Hill Resident since 1994; Southern Village Neighbor since 1996

– Children attended Mary Scroggs Elementary, Grey Culbreth Middle & Carrboro High School

– Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Member

– Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS® Member


– Co-Founder Acts of Kindness – Chapel Hill

– A Lotta Love Volunteer & Former Board Member

– PORCH Southern Village Coordinator & Sponsor of FOOD for Schools

– YMCA Annual Campaign Committee Member

– Super Cooper Foundation Auction Committee Member & Sponsor

– 100 Women Who Give a Hoot Member

– Carrboro High PTSA Member & School Volunteer

– Southern Village Stingrays Sponsor

– Design Matters Business Sponsor

– Kidzu Sponsor

– Book Harvest Sponsor

– Co-creator of the GOODS collection drive for Club Nova

– Support Alzheimer’s Association

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