About Erika

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Meet Erika

Erika Buchholtz is a dedicated and market-savvy professional who strives for happy clients above all else. Having guided over 1500 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 almost 30 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. Erika is inspired by travel, impromptu conversations, architecture, water views, art, yoga, renovating properties, and people who make a difference. She cherishes the inevitable tears of laughter that accompany family game night with her daughter, Chloe, and son, Theo; long hikes; lingering dinners; and Dash-the-dog's love-filled eyes.


 - Multi-year #1 Triangle Business Journal Top Individual Real Estate Broker
 - Since 2008 #1 Listing and Selling Broker in Chapel Hill | Durham | Chatham
 - Voted 2017–2024 Favorite REALTORS® in Chapel Hill Magazine
 - 2014 Triangle Business Journal REALTORS® of the Year
 - Over a decade as the #1 Broker in the Triangle for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
 - Top 1/2 of 1% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brokers in the U.S.
 - 2004 to 2006 Bryan Properties Sales, Marketing, and Development Manager
 - 1994 to 2004 Southern Village Sales, Sales Management and Marketing Manager
 - Billion Dollar Producer with more than 1500 Homes Sold
 - Multi-Year Best Sales Team in the Triangle (Home Builders Association)


 - 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 and Phi Beta Kappa
 - 30 Years of Listing and Selling Real Estate


 - Chapel Hill Resident since 1994; Southern Village Neighbor since 1996
 - Children attended Mary Scroggs Elementary, Grey Culbreth Middle, Carrboro High School, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 - Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Member
 - Orange Chatham Association of REALTORS® Member
 - Carolina Parent’s Leadership Society Member


 - Co-Founder Acts of Kindness – Chapel Hill
 - A Lotta Love Volunteer and Former Board Member
 - PORCH Southern Village Coordinator and Sponsor of FOOD for Schools
 - YMCA Annual Campaign Committee Member
 - Super Cooper Foundation Auction Committee Member and Sponsor
 - 100 Women Who Give a Hoot Member
 - Carrboro High PTSA Member and 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
 - Alzheimer’s Association Supporter

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We love what we do, are passionate about real estate and pay close attention to all details to ensure clients have the utmost positive experience. We believe in teamwork and blend extensive real estate knowledge, professionalism, honesty, and integrity to deliver exceptional service. Your success is our success. There are many choices in real estate, why not choose the best.

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