Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA.
As a first time home buyer it can be very scary to "jump right in" and Kate made it so easy and so fun. She figured out exactly what we were looking for and really was efficient in our search. Her negotiating skills were impeccable getting us the house below asking with the fixes we requested. She was honest and open through the process, very responsive and very much a top notch professional. I highly recommend Kate and would use her services again.
Dave and Kate Gillingham at Coronado Island Realty are the team you want on your side if you are buying or selling real estate. Since 2009, my wife and I have sold a condo, bought a house, and recently purchased a vacation property with their help. Kate is organized, attentive, tech-savvy, thorough, and really coached us through every step of the way. Dave is a master at negotiations, will 'tell it how it is', is pragmatic, and truly knows real-estate transactions in depth. He and Kate recently helped us negotiate a very difficult purchase offer on a property that had four different partial owners living in different states with one of the partial owners not even having a means to contact the others. The purchase successfully closed and we are greatly enjoying the rare property we purchased. Each time we have worked with the Gillinghams, the level of responsiveness, professionalism, and attention they provided made us feel like we were their only clients (which I know we are not). Most important of all, they are good, family-oriented people who we have gotten to know well over the years and trust tremendously. We would absolutely recommend them for any real estate needs.