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Erik Berg-Johansen

Erik Berg-Johansen

  • License: #02061242
  • Realtor®

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).

Client Testimonials

“Erik was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire home buying process. He has deep knowledge of the area and many great contacts that were able to resolve home inspection and pest inspection inquiries quickly. Erik was very attentive and always available to discuss our questions and concerns. Erik pushed for us to be the backup offer on our home and thanks to him, we were able to purchase our dream home in a highly competitive market. Overall, highly recommend working with Erik!”

-Marty L.

“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 questions I had about the home, the HOA, and more. Erik was patient with my many questions, no matter how simple or difficult they were. I felt confident that I knew all the facts about the properties, before making the final decision to buy. He also made himself available for visits to the properties so I could get quotes from contractors, etc. I used to be a realtor many years ago, and I remember the demands on my time. Erik handles it all like a pro. I give Erik my highest recommendation!”


“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 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 purchase of our dream� home. We highly recommend Erik for your next home sale or purchase!!!”


“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 grateful for the chance� to work with him and would recommend him to any of my friends.”


“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 remodel the home� upon purchasing. Erik helped us think through our possibilities to ensure we were getting ourselves into a home that we could actually afford to make the way we wanted. Erik was a great realtor for us as a couple because he made the home buying process feel easy. He kept us informed through texts, calls, & emails, and he always responded promptly when we reached out to him. Erik is communicative, patient, and never pushy. We can't recommend him enough.”

-Liz and Jared

“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 expectations moving� forward as he set the bar extremely high. To run a successful business, communication and follow though are extremely important. This is what first stood out to me about Erik. When he says he will call you, he calls. When he says he will text you, he texts. If he says he will be there, he is there. If he says he will email you, he emails. The best part is it is him texting/emailing/communicating, not the automated system that most agents use now days. My recent transaction was the result of Erik constantly searching for homes that fit my needs. His attentiveness to my specific needs clearly showed as he would email me details and his thoughts on a few specific properties each week. Again, it was Erik doing the work, unlike the auto-MLS email system used by most agents sending email blasts of every home for sale in an area. Having businesses in multiple industries including restaurants and hospitality, my expectations of service and communication are already fairly high in regards to industry professionals. His level of personalized service absolutely exceeded my expectations. His knowledge of county info, building and planning, permits, etc is extensive given his background working for many different counties in the area. This knowledge was very useful when looking at many different properties in many different counties all with their own specific quirks. If I asked a question that he could not immediately provide an answer for, he would do the research and have me an answer in a day or two by email and/or phone. Erik is a great resource for other professional services as well when purchasing a home. Everyone he referred me to provided great service and I would use them all again. He would even follow up with me to make sure they contacted me and/or provided great service. Rather than write several more paragraphs of why he deserves 6 out of 5 stars, I will just say this: Erik went way out of his way to make sure every part of the purchase went smooth and professional. He is always there for you during the entire process even on the smallest of details (and afterwards). All future real estate transactions of mine on the Central Coast will respectfully involve Erik.”


“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 Erik we now own an� historical fourplex in downtown San Luis Obispo.”


“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.”

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