Erik is a dedicated full-service real estate professional here on the Central Coast. It’s not about the deal - he loves helping people and will always treat you like family. Since joining Richardson Properties, he has assisted his clients buy and sell more than $15M in real estate, and is certified by the California Association of Realtors as a First Time Buyers Specialist.
Erik holds a Bachelor of Science and a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Oregon, as well as a Master of City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Erik interned with the City of Morro Bay, and following graduation, transitioned to a full-time City Planning position with the City of San Luis Obispo Community Development Department. He then returned to his home state where he spent three years working as a City Planner in Eugene, Oregon. During his years with local government Erik managed land use applications for large development projects, presented projects to local decision bodies (e.g. Planning Commission), and led a Historic Preservation program. Following his career in government, Erik worked as a project manager for a prominent Civil Engineering company where he focused on designing subdivisions and helping property owners acquire planning permits from local jurisdictions.
Erik’s unique background provides his clients with a valuable perspective on residential and commercial real estate throughout the Central Coast. However, he believes his greatest assets are his integrity and strong work ethic. Erik is always excited to meet new people and share his passion for real estate.
In his free time Erik enjoys music, playing pickleball and golf, tackling new home improvement projects, and spending time with his wife (Valerie) and son (Viggo).
“Erik worked tirelessly with us in our search for an investment property. We appreciated his responsiveness, patience, and integrity. His vast knowledge as an urban planner also informed our decisions about the properties we viewed concerning zoning and rental potential. Thanks to”...-Bonnie
“Erik is an extremely knowledgeable professional! He helped us find our first home as a family, and we were grateful for his expertise every step of the way. Erik has knowledge of city code & has home renovation experience, two things very important to us as we were looking to rem”...-Liz and Jared
“Erik was very patient with us as we were buying our first home and ensured all parties were moving forward towards closing without anyone dragging their feet. He's very knowledgeable about the SLO area and is a fun personality while taking the job seriously.”...-Alek
“I have purchased many properties throughout California and have worked with many different agents over the years. I received great service from many of the past agents on these other purchases, but after working with Erik I now realize truly great service and have much higher exp”...-Bryan
“Erik was an amazing agent. He was extremely knowledgeable and always willing to assist with all of our needs. I would highly recommend Erik for all your Realtor needs.”...-Alicia and Johnny Johnson
“Erik Berg-Johansen is a realtor who I'd recommend to anyone who is looking to purchase a home - especially first time home buyers. He assisted us in the home buying process, negotiated the price of the house, and was even able to negotiate closing costs. He is someone who is resp”...-Michael
“Erik is a wonderful realtor! He helped me navigate through the complexities of a home that I almost purchased, but ended up cancelling because of problems with the house. Without pause, he was happy to pick back up and jump into the next home we found, working through many questi”...-Rebecca
“Erik assisted me with purchasing my first home, he was above and beyond helpful in negotiating, waking me through the process, overall communication, and all with a friendly smile and positive attitude. His assistance led me to making confident and informed decisions. I am gratef”...-Kyle
“Erik is fantastic agent - very responsive to all questions and inquiries we had, with a wealth of knowledge on the real estate market throughout SLO County. He helped us navigate with ease through all the details and occasional challenges that ultimately led to achieving the purc”...-Pam