MEET THE NWA TEAM

Eric Eby and  Amanda Buck

ERIC EBY

Relocation Specialist

Having moved 40 times in my life, it’s safe to say that I didn’t choose this career, it chose me! Moving all those times not only gave me a unique perspective on the moving process, it also helped me explore Northwest Arkansas.

I was sick of boring corporate jobs and I felt like I would never be happy working for someone else. I graduated college from the University of Arkansas in 2008 and went to work for a few different Wal-Mart Suppliers, but never found a job that I enjoyed. In 2015, a family member (who was a Realtor) suggested that I get into the business. I had always had an interest in Real Estate, but had never considered it as a career. I told myself, if she could do it, then so could I! The next day I enrolled in classes and started my journey as a Realtor.

Today, I have helped hundreds of families with their real estate needs, and I feel extremely grateful to have made the leap into this business back in 2015. My only regret is that I didn’t make that decision 10-15 years sooner!

AMANDA BUCK

Family Specialist

Knowing that life of a busy mom and family is the primary reason I got into real estate. Being a military spouse and mom of two, I understand the stress and strain real estate can put on a family. I also know that community is critical during those transitions and I dedicate myself to helping families find that perfect place that feels like home from the start.

Seeing the smiles when they find their dream home, knowing I played a part in that, is incredibly fulfilling. Every family, every story, is unique. I bring my whole self to this work, ensuring that each client feels heard, supported, and valued. It’s not just about finding a house; it’s about creating a home, a sanctuary where memories will be made.

I jumped into real estate back in 2012 while we were stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, then relocated to Northwest Arkansas in 2017 to be closer to family and friends. 

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What are the top attractions in Northwest Arkansas?

Northwest Arkansas offers a diverse range of attractions for visitors and residents alike. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located in Bentonville, is a world-renowned art museum with a stunning collection of American art and scenic walking trails. Devil’s Den State Park, situated in the Ozark Mountains, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering hiking, camping, and rock climbing opportunities. The Walmart AMP in Rogers is a popular outdoor music venue that hosts concerts and events, attracting both local and touring artists. Additionally, the region is known for its vibrant arts and cultural scene, with various theaters, galleries, and festivals to explore.

How is the job market and economy in Northwest Arkansas?

Northwest Arkansas has experienced significant economic growth in recent years, primarily driven by the presence of major corporations such as Walmart and Tyson Foods. The region’s economy is diverse, with a strong emphasis on retail, transportation, logistics, healthcare, and technology. The job market is generally robust, offering a wide range of employment opportunities. The Northwest Arkansas Council and other organizations work to foster economic development and attract businesses to the area. The low unemployment rate and the presence of various industry sectors make it an attractive destination for job seekers.

What are the best schools and educational opportunities in Northwest Arkansas?

The region is home to a variety of educational options, from public schools to private and charter schools. The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is a prominent higher education institution known for its academic programs, including business, agriculture, and engineering. Northwest Arkansas also has strong public school systems in cities like Fayetteville, Bentonville, and Springdale, with high-performing schools that often receive accolades for their educational quality. There are also private schools and specialized education centers that cater to various learning needs, ensuring that families have a variety of educational choices for their children.

What is the cost of living in Northwest Arkansas?

The cost of living in Northwest Arkansas is often viewed as reasonable when compared to many other parts of the United States. Housing costs can vary by city, with Bentonville and Rogers generally having higher property values compared to smaller towns. Utility expenses, such as electricity and water, are typically affordable. Groceries and general living expenses are also considered relatively reasonable. It’s important to note that while the cost of living is generally lower than in many metropolitan areas, there has been an increase in housing costs in recent years due to population growth and demand, particularly in the more urbanized areas of the region.

Relocation is not a destination, it’s a journey

When you are looking to relocate or buy or sell a home in Northwest Arkansas, it can be a daunting task to find a real estate agent who truly understands your needs and knows the market like the back of an Incubus signed guitar.

That is why you need to hand-pick a realtor in Arkansas who truly understands the needs of a relocating family. Eric  will take the time to learn your situation and what you are looking for in a real estate agent. He will listen to your needs and the type of home you are looking for. Most importantly, he will work with you to find a solution that is best for you.