I recently bought a townhome in Carlsbad near the La Costa resort. This was my first purchase. Don was recommended to me by a former roommate and I was very happy with him overall.
I found Don to have an excellent understanding of the North County real estate market. He had good information and commentary on every development and every area in Carlsbad and Oceanside.
Don was very interested in making sure I got a place that I liked and I would enjoy living in rather than just trying to make a quick sale. There were multiple properties where Don pointed out possible issues (e.g. questionable neighbors, road noise, bad location) that I would not have necessarily noticed or given significant consideration to. Don was a partner in helping me find the perfect place.
I am also very impressed at Don’s ability to find good deals in tight markets. Don specifically recommended I look that the property I ended up buying because he thought it was a very good deal. Before putting in my offer, I did a very extensive analysis on the property to make sure it was a good deal (I am a financial analyst by trade). His advice was spot on- my townhome had the lowest price per square foot by a significant margin as compared to anything in the immediate area. Don was able to find it and point it out to me.
Don was also very helpful during the escrow process. He was always a phone call away to provide any advice. He made sure my place was perfectly move in ready and even helped me power wash my garage floor after move in! Overall, he was a great resource for a first time home buyer and I would recommend him to anyone.