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I am more than pleased with my experience with Barkett Realty and specifically, EJ Barkett. He went above and beyond to make sure we had all of the information we needed to decide on whether we were going to lease or sell our space. EJ was on top of communication; we were never left wondering what was happening next or where we were in the process. He walked us through every step and had a ton of patience with our questions and needs. I will only use EJ Barkett at Barkett Realty in the future for our commercial brokerage needs. He's a hidden gem!
We were looking for an expansion office into the St. Petersburg area, and while our headquarters was only 30 miles away, having that local knowledge of what would really hit the mark is where Barkett Realty really paid dividends. We saved countless hours by avoiding tours of buildings and properties that quite frankly EJ knew wouldn’t work. He did tours and research ahead of time, and we landed on the perfect spot in a matter of weeks. From there he worked with both the landlord and contractor through the entire buildout, allowing us to focus on our core business while work was being done. They come highly recommended, and we will 100% use them again for future expansions.
I was referred to EJ of Barkett Realty by a friend. I am an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist and had a short time span to find a space suitable for my new practice. I had certain specifications that were important to me, and once EJ and I met he fully understood my needs. He was punctual, professional, efficient, and unrelenting in finding the right spot. EJ's enthusiasm, positive demeanor and efficiency led to him finding, and me renting the perfect space. I have recommended EJ to patients and friends and will continue to do so due to his empathetic, friendly approach to communicating with my wife and I during the process of seeking out and closing on the building.
I recently started the daunting task of finding a commercial property for my business. I was intimidated but blessed that I crossed paths with EJ. From the first conversation, he took the time to explain things in-depth, and made me feel that there was no stupid question. He is thorough, hard-working, and professional. His extensive expertise and deeply rooted connections are a bonus and were instrumental in securing the perfect spot for my business. Most of all, he is a good person who is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a realtor. I am confident you will be as pleased as I have been.
Barkett Realty made our dream of creating an artisan bakery and cafe in St. Petersburg come true. As first-time business owners, we had difficulty finding a realtor interested in working with us. We stopped by the office of Barkett Realty because we had seen the signs around town and needed help. We were greeted with enthusiasm by Ashley and John. The Barkett Realty team worked hard to find us the perfect location for our new bakery on Central Avenue. They worked with us to provide lease terms that positioned us for success as a new restaurant business, and even after the lease was signed and the deal was done, they have continued to support the success of our business. When the members of the Barkett Realty team attended our soft opening, the joy and happiness for our business shone through their smiles and congratulations. We could not have made our dreams happen without their encouragement and support. Now, we are fortunate to receive the same great service and attention to detail through their property management business, as they have worked with us every step of the way to position our business for success and to keep the property looking great. Their professionalism, compassion, responsiveness, care and attention to detail are unmatched, and we highly recommend the Barkett Realty team.
As one of the owners of Baked in the Burg, I highly recommend Ashley Frazier of Barkett Realty. When my business partner and I started looking for a bakery space, we had no idea where to start but we had Ashley and thank goodness we did. When we started BITB it was at a time when real estate and commercial properties, in our budget and timeline, were hard to find; plus I had more questions and concerns than I realized I would. Ashley was so patient with me through the entire process. She is incredibly knowledgeable, beyond professional and made sure I was informed every step of the way. It was the most positive experience I have ever had! Barkett Realty truly cares about their client’s needs and wants and is sure to deliver properties that meet and exceed expectations. If you’re ever in need of a real estate expert, Ashley is the person to call.
We thought trying to buy a commercial building in this market was going to be challenging, but we were pleasantly surprised. The Barkett Realty team took all the stress away and made the process seamless. Ashley knew what we were looking for and was diligent in finding the perfect spot for our growing company. Ashley continually demonstrated her expertise and was there every step of the way. Her knowledge, attention to detail, and ability to get things done quickly and efficiently are unmatched. She was extremely responsive and professional throughout the entire process, giving us complete yet succinct information and answering our many questions along the way, no matter the day or time. She has extensive knowledge of the market and transaction processes, so she was able to keep us well informed. Our deal was very complex, but she made it simple on our end. We love our new company home and hope to be there well into the future, but if we have future commercial real estate needs, we will absolutely rely on Ashley and Barkett Realty again!
As founders of The Collective St. Pete, we are beyond impressed with our experience with Barkett Realty! EJ was fantastic to work with and always responsive to our plethora of questions we had along the way. Opening up a physical space, and starting a commercial lease was new territory for us, EJ and his team were incredibly patient and supportive along the way. The Barkett Realty team made sure we stayed on track and demonstrated poise and care during challenging negotiations. They showed us how much they truly care about their clients’ needs and made our peace of mind a priority. We hope to work with them in the future and would highly recommend them to manage any type of commercial lease or real estate asset.