Katie and John are an excellent real estate team and I highly recommend them to anyone who is buying or selling a home! They were extremely responsive and very understanding of my work schedule, often communicating with me in the evening since I was unavailable during the day. They worked hard and did a phenomenal job managing the process so that it was smooth for both sides. Plus, they did a great job working with our specific criteria to find the perfect home for my husband and I. It was a pleasure getting to work with such competent and engaging professionals! My wife and I asked John and Katie to help us buy a property in San Diego and we couldn't have asked for better agents. While they specialize in North County San Diego properties, and their knowledge of where we were looking (Point Loma, Pacific Beach, or Imperial Beach) was limited at first, they quickly learned what we wanted and where to find it. Once we found a property we liked they were very flexible with catering to our needs for showing times. They responded quickly to our calls and questions throughout the entire process. Our buying process was also out of the ordinary because I am a military service member and we were using a VA loan. We had to have the Home Owners Association approved for the condo that we wanted to buy in order for the VA loan to be accepted. The process was complicated and sometimes uncertain, but John and Katie made it as easy and painless as possible for us. We also wanted to close early and they worked very hard to make it possible for everything to work out by the deadline we desired. If you are wanting knowledgeable, friendly, and dedicated agents who will work with all of your needs, look no further than John and Katie.
John and Katie knew I was ready to start looking for a home before I was. About 8 months before I began seriously looking, they suggested I get on a search...it was the best advice I received from anyone during this whole process. For almost a year, they answered my questions, recommended areas and answered even more questions. By the time I was ready to buy a condo, I was extremely knowledgeable of the market and confident to jump on the right property. Did I mention I asked a lot of questions? They held my hand through the entire process while helping me sift through 30+ properties to really zero in on what needed. I consider myself a pretty high maintenance home buyer, even though they'd never admit it. John and Katie answered my late night frantic text messages, followed up on properties I thought out of my price range and dealt with my never-ending indecisiveness. When my dream property had the price lowered, I was the first to know. They were in constant contact with the selling agent, got me an incredible deal, and made sure escrow closed in less than three weeks. I can't speak highly enough of them, they made my dream a reality and made me extremely confident in what has been the biggest decision of my adult life. They are surrounded by a fantastic team that exceeded my expectations from start to finish. I'm left with a great investment, beautiful home and realtors I consider friends. I will be referring to friends and loved ones to John and Katie with absolute confidence.
As a licensed commercial real estate broker, I didn't require an agent to buy a home. However, I quickly learned the value that can be added with an agent as soon as I began working with John and Katie. They won me over with their market knowledge and "no pressure" approach during the search. They found the perfect home for me and also the perfect investment, something that was very important to me. In order to secure the home, they got to work gathering additional information so I would be best positioned through the competitive negotiations. During escrow, their guidance and support were invaluable workings with all the parties involved, and I appreciated their responsiveness and a keen sense of urgency. Even after the transaction has closed, they continue to stay in touch, providing me with market knowledge about my community and my new home. I consider John and Katie to not only be expert agents, but now also good friends. I can't wait to have them over when the remodel is finished!
They treated us like part of the family. Our buying and selling process started off somewhat complicated. But, within a week John and Katie had 20+ homes for us to look at that all met our "wish list". John and Katie helped us do what seemed to be impossible. Move into our new dream home, then renovate our old home to maximize its full potential. During this renovation, John and Katie lent everything from their professional opinion on color schemes to a shoulder to lean on when my wife and I were up to our eyeballs in drywall dust. Selling the home we have shared so many memories it was definitely bittersweet. John and Katie helped us tremendously through this sale. Over every hurdle, around every corner, they were there to empathetically lend their advice and support. Their constant communication helped keep us informed; if we had a question, they had the answer. John and Katie are like a part of the family and will be with us in any future move we make.
We met John and Katie at an open house in Solana Beach. We met a handful of other realtors while browsing the housing market but John and Katie really clicked for us because of their Solana Beach market expertise, how attentive they were in understanding our wish list and needs and how easily they worked together. As first-time home buyers, we wanted an agent who would fully engage with us in the home search process & were willing to educate us on the many facets of home buying. John and Katie were able to find us a great condo, perfect for entertaining our friends and family. They were even able to negotiate an early move in, to avoid an unsafe living situation due to flooding in our past rental. Home buying is never without its emotional ups and downs, but John and Katie stayed confident and solution-oriented. We are overjoyed with our new home and would recommend them to anyone looking for a home in North County.
John and Katie helped me find an investment property in Encinitas. As an experienced property manager in Hawaii, I wanted to find a local market expert, who not only understood Coastal North County but had experience with exchange buyers and investment property. John & Katie fit the bill perfectly. They were referred by a trusted friend, have commercial real estate experience, and were quick and responsive to my needs. When I buy the property I move quickly and needed agents that could match my energy. It was a busy time for me in Hawaii, so I had to lean on them completely during the negotiation of the sales price, and the repair request. Once the deal closed they also connected me with a local property manager so they could rent out the property. I did all this from my home in Hawaii. I have been very pleased with John & Katie and look forward to working with them again in the future.
As a first-time home buyer, I was completely clueless coming into the overwhelming world of real estate. John and Katie worked tirelessly to explain the process, and were very supportive throughout my seven-month house search. They were responsive, meticulous, and accommodating- especially because I had them driving down from North County to help me search the greater North Park/University Heights, Hillcrest area. Talk about dedication! Finding the perfect place to fill all my needs felt hopeless and unattainable at times, but John and Katie were a source of constant reassurance. My interests were always protected, and my concerns were quickly tended to. Their patience and support are immeasurable. When I finally went into escrow, John and Katie were two steps ahead to keep me on track and make the process as smooth and painless as possible. I am in love with my new home! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! I can’t recommend this brother-sister duo highly enough!!
I honestly feel like we will be thanking John & Katie till the day we die for finding us this house!!! We are so thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with John & Katie. Not only did they help us find our dream home, but it was also truly a pleasure to work with them. John and Katie are professional, responsive, thoughtful and always one step ahead. They listened to what we wanted most and worked tirelessly and creatively to see that we got it. Throughout the transaction and ensuing transition, we felt fully supported and grateful for their guidance. Now that all is said and done, we not only consider John and Katie to be the greatest realtors, but also dear friends. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
When I decided to sell my Solana Beach investment condo, I wanted to make sure the agent I chose was a local expert. I live in Kansas and wanted to work with an agent who understood the needs of investors, out of area sellers, and the requirements of a 1031 exchange. John & Katie helped me get the home fixed up, professionally staged, and on the market quickly. It took some time to find the right buyer, but they stayed firm with their negotiations and got me a great price for my home. It is great to work with a team of professionals who are problem solvers, great communicators, and never push.
Buying a home in a Seller's market is tough. John and Katie were an invaluable resource. They came highly recommended from a mutual friend and we could not have been happier to have them in our corner.
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