Testimonials From Past Clients

“Mini-remodel at a reasonable price”

Ric negotiated a good deal for us on a house that checked all our boxes, the one we live in now. Ric along with Christie advised us on the specific remodeling that we needed to do on our original home prior to putting it on the market. And, most amazing to me, Ric took full responsibility for buying the needed material and hiring the people to do the work. This resulted in a quality mini-remodel at a reasonable price, and all we needed to do was write the checks.

“Saving me the extra 3.8% capital gains tax”

I chose Ric and Christie because they had provided me information about rental rates in Cardiff properties like the one I owned. I live in Minnesota and had considered selling the rental unit I owned in Cardiff. The best part of the transaction was Ric’s commitment to complete the sale before January 1, 2013  (I originally called him on December 9, 2012), saving me the extra 3.8% capital gains tax I would have had to pay.  His team members were helpful and professional, and all followed through on their commitments.  I would recommend their services because they all did what they said they would do.    Don D., Minnesota 

“Constantly Being There”

I originally knew of Christie years ago when she listed my neighbor’s house while I was trying to sell mine through another broker.  The neighbor’s house sold right away, but mine never did.  I decided there and then that when I put my house back on the market, it would be with her.  Recently, Christie helped me sell my home and buy another, concurrently.  The best part of my transaction was finally getting into my new home.  The most challenging was the paperwork overload, and waiting for the sellers and their agent to get things done, but Christie and Harriet were always there for me. Christie’s patience, kindness and abilities are what convinced me to work with her.  I would never use anyone else, and have already recommended Ric and Christie to friends and family.  Paulette G., Oceanside

“Knowledge, Efficiency and Human Touch”

Thank you so much for helping us sell my step-mother’s house.  Your knowledge of real estate, your efficiency and especially your human touch made a challenging situation easier.  I am deeply touched by the thoughtfulness and generosity of your very kind donation to Ranch Coastal Humane Society in her name.  It is very ironic and fitting that they have been her favorite charity for many years. Thank you for all of your help and work in our transaction.  You were there in a very difficult time. I would highly recommend your services to my friends and family. Joan H, Los Angeles

“Have Represented Us In Three Transactions”

We originally met Christie and Ric when they were referred to us by a friend, and now they’ve represented us in 3 transactions.  We decided to sell our home because the stairs had become difficult to maneuver, which turned out to be during a time when the market was very “frustrating.”  Christie and Ric were knowledgeable and friendly, and provide great personal service.  Their team (Transaction coordinator, Escrow, Title, Photographer) is great, too!  We would recommend their services based on their service, knowledge, helpfulness and informative nature.  Kay & Farron, Escondido

“It Was As Easy As Breathing!”

Thanks to Christie and Ric, I had a wonderful experience of selling my house in Cardiff.  I purchased the home in 1978 and lived there until 1986 when I took a job in Hawaii.  In 1997, I thought of selling and made arrangements to meet with realtors in the area.  The first realtor I met was Christie.  She is competent and very likable, and after meeting her, I cancelled all of my other appointments.  I had found my realtor.  I decided not to sell, but we kept in touch.  For example, Ric called me a few years later when housing prices were falling and suggested a way of capitalizing on my investment, but I was still emotionally attached to the house.  The hardest step was the decision to let it go, but I called Ric in September 2011 and told him I was ready to sell.  After that, Christie and Ric took care of everything – the tenant, the buyer, the escrow people, etc.  Although I lived 2500 miles away, it didn’t affect our business in any way – it was as easy as breathing!  Ric and Christie say it best of all in their “integrity” definition.  I didn’t have a worry in the world when it came to selling my home.  From the setting of the price to the collection from escrow, it was a piece of cake.  If I had small worries, Ric or Christie easily explained them away.  It was easier than buying a loaf of bread, when you have so many choices it leaves you comatose.  I hope that I made it clear what a great experience dealing with Ric and Christie and their staff was.  I only wish that more business were like this.  Aloha, Don S., Oahu

“A Weight Has Been Lifted”                                                             

Christie and Ric – thank you for the great news today.  A great weight has been lifted!  I appreciate your persistence and professionalism though out this entire process.  Ric, as I told you before, I had been contacted by numerous agents, but when I spoke to you, I knew you had the ability to get the job done.  I will feel confident in referring others to you in any and all situations.  Again, thank you.  Chris, Julian

“Professionalism & Honesty Is Why We Selected You”                                                              

The overall experience of buying our home could not have been better!  You explained honestly what you saw & felt. We didn’t feel like you were just rushing to make a deal. We would definitely recommend you…  Jeff & Shanna J, Encinitas

“Best Experience In A Difficult Situation”

I was convinced to use Ric and Christie because of their professionalism and knowledge of real estate, and the personal attention their team provided.  I was going through a difficult situation and they always kept my interests and needs in mind.  What stands out the most is how Ric dealt with a difficult buyer so we could close the sale in a timely manner.  I was very impressed and was able to maintain a high level of trust throughout the process.  I would definitely recommend their services and will use them again when it’s time to buy my next home!  Lee K.

“What We Loved Most”                                                                                                                                                    

 Our home was on the Market for over 6 months with no offers. Our realtor seldom contacted us and we were concerned that our home would never sell. We expressed our dilemma to our son and he proceeded to find us someone who actually cared – Christie and Ric.  …what they did for us… re-listed our home in the MLS…staged our home to increase its appeal…brought in professional photographers to provide first rate internet media…the Virtual Tour/Slide Show sold the area as well as the home…presented our home on over fourteen web sites.  What we loved most… attentiveness…letting us know what prospective buyers were saying…keeping us updated on homes that were and were not selling…calling to see how we were handling the difficulty of the process. In less than 60 days they sold our home to a family from Minnesota!   We loved our daily updates at the end during the trying time until the loan was funded & escrow closed.  We highly recommend them…they are clearly experts in Real Estate!  Arlene & Ellis

“You’ve Restored Our Faith In Realtors!”                                                                              

We want to thank-you not only for making a difficult home sale a little bit better, but also helping us out when we hit a major road block buying our next house. You’ve really been a gem and restored our faith in Realtors. Also, please thank Ric for his excellent negotiating skills. We really appreciate your knowledge, skill, great attitude & willingness to step in even after you had gotten your commission. We love our new house!   Dani and Mark D, San Diego

 “You Were Always There And Very Supportive” 

Just a small thank-you for all your help with my move. You were always there and very supportive through the whole process. I really appreciated it. The most challenging part of the transaction was coming to grips with the reality of the market, but I had worked with Christie previously on selling and buying and would certainly recommend them to family, friends and colleagues – – they were always available.   Patty SColorado

“On A Scale Of 1 To 10, We Give Them A 12”

We had the added challenge of handling everything remotely because we now live in Italy…being remote was not an issue…magnificent job with marketing the property…Scott commented that he almost wanted to buy back the house himself, it looked so good in the flyers and virtual tour!…Ric handled negotiations with incredible skill…use state-of-the-art software that allows for very easy handling of on-line document signature for remote customers. We live in a different time zone – 9 hours ahead, but Ric and Christie made themselves available at all horrible hours in order to talk with us. Because of all the above and again, having dealt with other agents I can testify and Christie and Ric are way superior as a team in every aspect.  On a scale of 1 to 10, we give them a 12!   Isabella and Scott B, Italy

“You Guys Did A WONDERFUL Job In Selling My Mother’s House!”

You were professional, you knew your stuff, and most importantly, you put up with me and my sister!  We can be a handful, I know.  There was a fright when the yard was being torn up but Ric went over and investigated and showed you knew “what was what”.  You kept me informed and for that I am forever grateful. The furnishings you put inside the house were very nice and helped to show it off to its best advantage. I also want to thank you for the donation to the Humane Society…I love animals…it’s almost like you read my mind. Debbie C, Burbank, CA

“Professional And Knowledgeable”

What convinced you to work with us?  “Meeting and talking with you (compared to others!)”

What part of the transaction did you find most challenging?  “Selling in a slow market”

What are your overall feelings about the experience?  “Stressful but you helped me survive!”

What specific situation stands out most…?  “How well and willingly you worked with my other Realtor up here”

Would you recommend our services?  “Of course”.  Why?  “Professional and knowledgeable”  Arlene B., Mission Viejo

Integrity: Doing what you know to do, doing what you said you would do and on time, doing what others would expect you to do even if you haven’t said you would do it, and saying when you are not doing this as soon as you realize you won’t be doing it or won’t be doing it on time.