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Don Gruber

Premier Agent

Broker (12 years experience)

5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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In 12 years of real estate, here's what I have learned: selling real estate is easy.

I have been working in northern Monterey County real estate for all of those 12 years. I am the broker of a small company based on the Monterey Peninsula; my office is in downtown Monterey. Currently three other agents work under my license, and several office personnel. Besides selling real estate, my office also manages rentals.

Why do I say it's "easy?"

I say that because the part about "selling" real estate is more correctly "marketing" real estate, and that used to be difficult and expensive. Now, unless the property is for some reason a disaster, usually all an agent need do is put good pictures, a reasonable price and a description on the MLS and Zillow, and the buyers will find it. From a buyer's agent point of view, the clients find the property themselves, and tell you what they want to see.

EASY! Houses practically sell themselves.

What's not easy, though, is making the right decisions.You are the captain of your ship; you're in charge. But at times you need to hire skilled help, a harbor pilot. Real estate is a big deal for most people; it's expensive, and has the potential to cause you much grief. You need a good agent, someone who knows the local turf, knows construction, knows money, knows the law--knows when to speed up, and when to hit the lifeboats. And through all that, someone who thinks ahead, stays calm, and leaves you smiling at the end of a four-month, possibly intense relationship--NOT easy!

I am that kind of skilled, knowledgeable, experienced agent, and I'm looking for new clients, clients who want solid, intelligent representation to market their property, or to find them a good one at a price that works. If you are potentially such a client, please contact me.
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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(1)
Property Address
Bed / Bath
Price

Past Sales  

(18 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
10/08/2014
$560,000

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10/08/2014 - Sell-side - $560,000

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Sell-side
06/24/2014
$352,500

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06/24/2014 - Sell-side - $352,500

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Sell-side
12/13/2013
$1,325,000

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12/13/2013 - Sell-side - $1,325,000

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Buy-side
12/12/2013
$422,500

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12/12/2013 - Buy-side - $422,500

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Sell-side
12/04/2013
$339,000

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12/04/2013 - Sell-side - $339,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

05/28/2014 - zuser20140528094348133
Sold a home in 2010.

My wife and I have purchased 2 properties and sold 3 with Don Gruber as our agent. My son and his wife have recently purchased a home again with Don as their agent.

Over the years we have bought and sold numerous properties and have come in contact with many real estate agents. I have to say that Don is the best we have ever dealt with. Don is incredibly honest, he knows the market and will tell you straight up his educated thoughts and opinions while guiding you through the process. Also Don is incredibly thorough. He covers all the bases making sure nothing is overlooked while avoiding pitfalls that can cause serious problems down the road.

We are looking forward to future dealings with Don knowing that he has our best interests at heart.
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05/28/2014 - zuser20140528084909633
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $625K in Carmel, CA.

Don is straight up— trustworthy and direct. You know who you are dealing with. He is "on it" with regard to local knowledge base, paperwork, and strategizing fair deals. We have used his services for multiple purchases: homes and land, as well as sales. I highly recommend him to friends who are looking for a real person they don't have to second guess as they pursue the sale or purchase of property.  More Less 

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05/21/2014 - zuser20140521173313039
Sold a home in 2013.

Don is honest, capable, hard working, mindful, patient, forthright, and trustworthy. When a problem arises he researches it and comes up with a variety of solutions. He is also very respectful and considerate of the needs of both buyer and seller. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

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