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Risa navigated all stages of the selling process with skill, knowledge and insight.

She put in time and effort to stage the property, hired professional photography, measured and managed buyer interest, updated the listing and delisted when necessary, and adjusted the pricing. Three offers were received, and each time Risa handled the counter offers with efficiency and common sense.

Aruna Rao

Alex taught my family & I so much about Encinitas and the buying process.

We are buying a home with Alex currently and he is so informative and helpful. You are so kind thank you Alex.

Kelly A.

Steve was outstanding in every way.

He was there for me throughout the entire selling process with professionalism , accuracy, and help. Steve updated me and fully explained every step of the escrow process, from the beginning of the sale to the close, and was a great help in the move. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to make a real estate transaction!

CHARLES MOLNAR

I wouldn't have gotten my home without him.

Simply put, I was a weak buyer with others who had cash. Alex was persistent and I am now the proud owner of an awesome property

Ronnie T.

In an interesting real estate market, Steve truly delivered!

He knocked on my door over and over again until he caught me there. The house had been empty so he came by a number of times. When we finally talked, he stood out from hundreds of other agents that contacted me when the previous listing expired. Like any good salesman, he was confident, He said he'd sell my home within a few days of the listing going live, and as much as I wanted to believe him, I had doubts. It had been on the market for 90 days, with almost no activity. I took it off the market while I regrouped, did some minor improvements, had the house staged and committed to listing it with Steve. There was something different about him and his approach. I could see that he was sincere and that he would work hard to get the home sold. His perseverance paid off. He outlined his plan which included pre-marketing and creating a sense of urgency. And, it worked! We listed the house on a Thursday and by Friday afternoon we had two offers. By the end of the weekend we had accepted one and had three back-up offers. All over asking price. Steve was honest and professional throughout and I'd use him again in a heartbeat. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking to make the experience easy and enjoyable.

Catherine Bonin

I've worked with Steve on a very high conflict divorce, where we had to sell property that was inhabited by a very uncooperative spouse who did not want to sell and had let the property deteriorate.

Steve reasoned with the uncooperative spouse to get the house listed and then worked his house off to get it into sellable shape. Once the basics were down, he used his magic to get buyers to offer far more than the initial estimates had been. I'd work with him again in a heartbeat.

Aaron Smith

Outstanding experience!

Edward & Bette Curtis

Risa was beyond words helpful and caring throughout the process of buying my first home.

She will make sure to support you every step of the way, from picking the right home for you that meets your needs and budget, to guiding you to the lengthy paperwork process and even giving you some decorating advice for your new home. She is wonderful! I will highly recommend anyone who is in the process of buying a home or thinking about it to seek for her assistance. She has a lot experience and she has a big heart. Thank you so much Risa for everything that you do. Alexandra Hribik

Marai Hribik

Courtney has helped me both sell and buy property’s in Encinitas, la Costa, and west Oceanside.

She goes way above and beyond and is AMAZING - responding quickly ( even at 6:00am) I cant imagine ever working with anyone else, she’s the best

Lauren Peck

Charlotte did an outstanding job.

She is very knowledgeable and tenacious. She stayed on top of each and every phase of development throughout the process especially when things got tough due to Issues with the sellers side. We couldn’t be more pleased.

Kerry K and Helen Zimmerman

He took care of all the details and problems that needed to be handled in a very efficient manner.

Always looking to put my interest as the top priority in getting our house sold.

Kent Boom

Kristine went above and beyond the job she was required to do for me.

Even when things became difficult she hung in there pushed forward covered all bases to protect me as her client. Working hard night and day. I have bought and sold many homes and never had a transaction be so challenging with every weird obstacle thrown at us. Yet Kristine handled all in stride and protected the deal from the unprofessional-ism of others in this business that would have ended up costing me dearly. With in a day she turned everything around ending in a 16K over ask close in 30 days. Needless to say I am thrilled!! I have to disclose that Kristine is my Best Friend, but sometimes that can be can be hard to navigate in a real estate deal but she proved not only what a great friend she is but also confirmed just how smart, hardworking, ethical, mortal and trustworthy professional I always knew she is in business. Anyone would be blessed to be represented by her on either side of a deal or both.

Annette Melvin Wood

To: John Barker/Pinnacle Realty FT: Kerry S.

Lynch Dear Mr. Barker, I am writing this notice to let you know, that your expertise in the buying and selling of my properties, both in California and Florida, have been greatly appreciated, as well as clearly effective. In addition, your experience in the field of real estate, as well as in dealing with people, directly contribute to the success, enrichment, and excitement of the overall experience. Many circumstances and situations may arise in transactions of these types and scope. It is so important, as well as gratifying to find a true professional in this area who is reliable, consistent, available, and one who upholds integrity in dealing with all types of people. This letter can describe only briefly the scope and caliber in property deals, and dealings we've had with each other through the various transactions. But it also describes some of the attributes in good friends. And John, throughout all, you have become one of those—very good friends indeed. Kerry Lynch SLK Properties Mr. John Barker CAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 9137 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, California 91324 Dear Mr. Barker, I wanted to recognize the wonderful assist you made in closing the Albany Terrace Project. Your understanding of what is required to put together a commercial loan helped to make a very difficult project come to fruition (a business acquisition). John, you have exemplified every personal and professional asset necessary to fulfill a difficult mission. As each challenge presented itself, you calmly worked your way through the tasks presented to you, at the same time keeping the lender and your client both well informed as to your progress and satisfied with what you were accomplishing. Congratulations on a job well done. I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with you on this project. Sincerely, Steven Krasner, President Arrowsmith Financial Group

Kerry Lynch

Simply the best!

Courtney was 110% dedicated to make sure we found the right home for our family. She went above and beyond for us and helped us through some challenges that sometimes come with the territory on home buying! Plus she knows her stuff! Very knowlgeable about transactions, law, process, etc. We highly recommend Courtney!

Rhea Family

I have worked with several licensed agents to purchase owner occupied and investment property.

I have obtained my own agent's license in the past for the experience and with the idea of saving a few bucks. My experience with Ayren was the latest chapter in my real estate education, and a wonderful one. I realized that having a truly educated, professional, and dedicated agent in your corner is invaluable. I have worked with agents in the past where the relationship didn't feel real and that our interests were not aligned - that they were just there to hurry the transaction through and move on to the next person. Ayren worked diligently on every part of the process with me. First and foremost, she was amazing to watch as she skillfully negotiated with the seller's agent and we ultimately achieved a purchase price that I didn't think was possible. Beyond that obvious value, she helped me work through how I had the deal structured to make sure my plan worked for me. She connected me to several great people in the process that I had not used in the past (inspectors, loan officers, etc.) that I will use on future deals. And she balanced her job of trying to close at the best possible price with supporting me if we needed to walk away. It is difficult to find an agent that wants to work with investors. We make many more offers than we close. Ayren learned what I wanted, and then became an amazing partner in helping me make sure it happened. I would have this tenacious, determined, and thorough person on my team any day.

James Hedgecock

Risa is a rock star, she was super helpful with our first home sale.

I know selling a home can be stressful but I didn't really feel that stressed at all with the process. Thank you for everything you did to help us sell our home- and it sold so quickly, despite the hurdles!

Sasha Childers Matt Crewe

Alex provides a very relaxing experience.

Unlike most realitors Alex truly wants you to get the best home for the value and something you will love forever. My wife and I moved from Arizona and we got sent to Alex. We are so pleased. Within a couple days we had our first offer accepted and we are now onto deccoration time! Thanks Alex for the hospitality and great work.

Kieran A.

To: John Barker/Pinnacle Realty FT: Kerry S.

Lynch Dear Mr. Barker, I am writing this notice to let you know, that your expertise in the buying and selling of my properties, both in California and Florida, have been greatly appreciated, as well as clearly effective. In addition, your experience in the field of real estate, as well as in dealing with people, directly contribute to the success, enrichment, and excitement of the overall experience. Many circumstances and situations may arise in transactions of these types and scope. It is so important, as well as gratifying to find a true professional in this area who is reliable, consistent, available, and one who upholds integrity in dealing with all types of people. This letter can describe only briefly the scope and caliber in property deals, and dealings we've had with each other through the various transactions. But it also describes some of the attributes in good friends. And John, throughout all, you have become one of those—very good friends indeed. Kerry Lynch SLK Properties Mr. John Barker CAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 9137 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, California 91324 Dear Mr. Barker, I wanted to recognize the wonderful assist you made in closing the Albany Terrace Project. Your understanding of what is required to put together a commercial loan helped to make a very difficult project come to fruition (a business acquisition). John, you have exemplified every personal and professional asset necessary to fulfill a difficult mission. As each challenge presented itself, you calmly worked your way through the tasks presented to you, at the same time keeping the lender and your client both well informed as to your progress and satisfied with what you were accomplishing. Congratulations on a job well done. I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with you on this project. Sincerely, Steven Krasner, President Arrowsmith Financial Group

Kerry Lynch

Heike was imperative to my success in finding and purchasing my first home in California.

She excels in her communication and responsiveness, and was essential to having by my side while we navigated through the close of escrow process.

Cristal Gerrick

We bought and sold our house with Cindy.

  Buying our property, Cindy walked us through the entire process & helped manage all the difficult tasks, making the process simple & easy to understand.  Selling our property years later, Cindy's excellent eye for design & expert advice helped us earn top dollar for the investment we made in our property.  If we ever move to an area where Cindy serves as a Realtor, we'll be sure to use her services again!

Jeff & Christie Mayer

Alex is an "excellent" realtor!

He brings enthusiasm and follow-thru, that is exceptional in today's Real Estate Market.His knowledge of the market makes it easy for today's buyer to find exactly what they are looking for, as Alex will have researched all areas ahead of time. He is versed in all areas of the transaction, from writing the offer to closing escrow. Do yourself a favor and call Alex should the need arise.

Charlene W.

Risa has been a delight to work with.

She provided excellent knowledge and expertise. Further, she quickly grasped the features of the home that were important in our purchase. I can’t say enough about her superb guidance. I will enthusiastically recommend her to others.

Lynn Allen & Rene Umberger

 "We are so happy that [the Lenders] approved the short sale, and everything will be okay.

  Thank God the home did not go into a foreclosure. . . . Thanks again Arthur for all you have done to make things happen for us." Maureen M., Escondido

Cindy was incredible!

  She sold our home in one day & helped us through a difficult negotiation to purchase our ocean-close dream home.  The hurdles were high, but she made it look easy & kept us calm & positive throughout the process.  We are so grateful to Cindy!

Chris & Leigh Brady

I picked from Redfin website.

Christine Bono

I could not speak more highly of Heike and the work that she did for us in finding our dream home!

From beginning to end, Heike's attention to detail allowed us to view each home with ease. Her wealth of knowledge regarding various neighborhoods and traffic patterns helped steer us in the right direction. Heike's responsiveness ensured that all offers and counteroffers were communicated timely and we never missed an opportunity. I know that people say buying a home is stressful, but I honestly never felt that stress. THANK YOU HEIKE!!

John and Elizabeth Koch

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