Roy and Patty are very knowledgeable about Cape Coral, Fl Roy knows the Gulf access times to the river and the bridge height. If you have a sailboat, he can recommend the best areas to have a home on water.
I would highly recommend Roy as a superior real estate agent. I have recommended him to my relatives and they were very impressed with his local knowledge of the properties. There was no question left unanswered regarding everything from local activities, schools, water access to the river and Gulf and investment opportunities. With his process expertise he has has expediently processed a condo for me to purchase. His responsiveness is fantastic. He has returned all my phone calls and e-mails promptly. With his help we have moved from Michigan to Florida. He has sold another condo for me. His negotiation skills are impeccable as well as his dedication to details.
Roy and Patty Barker worked with us for a very long time trying to find exactly the right property. Dealing with the seller at times was somewhat difficult but we were so glad to have Roy Barker in our corner, as he handled things and took a lot of the stress away during the process. Everything turned out for the best. We recommend Roy and Patty highly. You won't be sorry!
Roy Barker is a great agent. He is always there fore you. If you need someone to respond to you quickly he is your guy! I have never met a more willing agent as he is. There really isn't a better agent out there.
Roy is the greatest! I recommend him 100%. Roy has been the most helpful of any agent in my experience. From start to finish, Roy handled the process very professionally and I am looking forward to doing business with him again very soon.
Sold a Single Family home in 2002 in Cape Coral, FL.
I've known Roy Barker for about 10 years now. I live in Northern California but am originally from South Florida. One day I was doing some searching on-line just out of curiosity about properties in S. Florida but on the West Coast and not not on the Atlantic side. I came across Roy's Website and was very impressed with his site and in fact that's how it all began. His site was so professional and he had lots of great links on it and there was just something about his site and the pictures he had posted that drew me to him as I just had a very good feeling. I sent him an email through his site and although I can no longer remember all the details I eventually talked with him on the phone and immediately had a REALLY GOOD and positive feeling about him. Being that I live 3000 miles away from Cape Coral, it was imperative to me that I find someone that I KNEW I could trust. I had never before had any dealings with a Realtor that lived in another state much less across the country so I can not stress enough how much trepidation I had initially BEFORE I talked and then later met with Roy. I took an instant liking to him and bought my first piece of property in Cape Coral with him as my Realtor in 2002 and held onto it for a year or so and then through Roy sold it and was extremely pleased at how easy and stress free Roy helped make the experience for me. I actually bought the lot without even seeing it but saw a lot of pictures that Roy took for me and then a few months later flew down to Florida and for the first time actually met Roy and his wife Patty and saw the lot I had bought and was very pleased. I felt when I met Roy as if I were meeting up with an old friend because I felt so comfortable around him and totally trusted him. As I stated above I did end up selling that lot and then bought another one that was a much more expensive and higher end lot on a saltwater canal with access to the Gulf of Mexico. It's a beautiful lot and setting and Roy, I think, was almost as excited as my husband and I were at this particular lot and Roy was and still is incredibly reliable, answers emails promptly, is easily accessible and has always gone out of his way to answer all my questions and sometimes with answers I didn't always want to hear but he is HONEST and that is what makes him stand out as being top notch. He's not just my Realtor; he is my friend. I tend to ask a lot of questions and I know when I ask Roy a question he's going to be objective with me and truthful and when you're trying to conduct business from afar it's just so comforting to know that your Realtor is watching your back for you at all times. Honestly, I would recommend Roy to anyone. He's very very good at what he does, he's smart, reliable, extremely knowledgeable about the area and conscientious. My husband and I were just down in Florida in January to go on a cruise to celebrate our anniversary and made it a special point to visit with Roy and Patty while we were down there albeit a short visit, it was a great visit and when we met up it was as if we just picked right up where we had left off the last time I saw him which was a couple of years ago. He's great at what he does and if you're looking for a Realtor that you know you can count on, then you need look no further than Roy Barker!!!! Sincerely, Susan L. Jacobs
Roy is an excellent and knowledgeable real estate agent who has assisted my family over the years on several transactions. He truly cares about his customers and has always gone the extra mile to help us to find the right property, negotiate the transaction, and follow through until closing to ensure a good outcome. I highly recommend Roy to anyone who wants top-notch representation to buy or sell a home or land.
I have known Roy Barker, Sr. for almost 15 years in a professional and personal manner. He is very knowledgable, always up to date and well-read in the field he is representing. Roy brings a positive attitude and refreshing honesty to all parties when dealing or negotiating, so that you are always aware and there are no hidden "gotchas". He is a wonderful family man with high morals that transcend into everything he does. He doesn't expect your trust - he earns it, and this is why he has many repeat customers - who become friends!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Cape Coral, FL.
Our original review was written at the request of this agent very early in the relationship. I will never write a review again before the process is complete. After the sale was assured the agent disappeared. He did not show up at the final walk through of the property. The agent did not attend the closing to assist with issues of the short sale. The agent did not negotiate on my behalf as issues arouse in the final days dealing with the sale process. The agent did not deliver on his written promise to provide us with a home owners mechanics protection policy. I have purchased several homes over the years and this was by far the worst experience.
Response from Roy & Patty on 07/23/2013
In my 30 years of real estate this was one of the most difficult clients I have ever had. If I could have fired him I would have. It was all I could do to hold this deal together. The sellers, listing agent and the attorney closing the deal were all at their wits ends with him. He would not leave us alone and let us do our jobs, but had to be involved in every little detail and really messed this deal up. He ended up costing me commission in the end, which was the money that would have purchased his home warranty. I could not attend the walk through or closing because he decided to move the time up at the last minute and I already had a commitment. I made arrangements with the listing agent to be there in my place.