La Jolla's #1 Agent, 2014 (36 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Team reviews

I was introduced to Greg by my next door neighbor who had used Greg and his team to purchase his home. I sought a referral from this neighbor as he was a particularly sharp business guy with a particularly high performance and expectation level. And especially, I held his insight in high regard. This neighbor spelled out in very clear terms the excellent experience he had had with Greg and his team over a multi-year home search period. With that, I contacted Greg and set up a meeting. He was very kind and made me comfortable right off the bat. There was no "sales pitch" only a clear and concise description of the value proposition he brings to the table. Shortly thereafter I signed him up to sell my home. Being with a major firm and having a solid team in place Greg has the basic service platform solidly covered. Greg is well known in the local community as one of the top brokers and therefore has a busy operation. I was a bit concerned about this and because my home was relatively smaller than some of the mega-mansions he represents. The reality was that Greg and his team treated me like gold from start to finish. They were all very concerned with ensuring that I had a comfortable and easy experience. Their performance was all around excellent and consistently so throughout. While Greg & Co. did an excellent job with the basics, the admin, concierging the process, etc. it was the depth of experience and knowledge of the market which made me glad I had chosen Greg. First off, I had a small house on a large lot which created an outsized price per square foot problem for us - my home needed to be listed at a seemingly high price to its comps. I thought Greg did a really impressive job of articulating that story to the market. And while I generated multiple offers quickly, because we had gone over the valuation in such depth I was not concerned that were were underpriced. As it turned out I had a rocky time with these potential buyers for a variety of reasons and fell out of escrow a few times. On one occasion, there was a torrential rain storm the night before a home inspection and unbeknownst to any of us, water had pool underneath my house which spooked the buyer. I was freaking out to put it plainly. Greg could not have handled it any better. He calmly assured me that everything was going to be ok. He reminded me that he's done this over a 1000 times and has seen everything and not to worry. He knew which service providers to call and got the water situation handled. All throughout the process, Greg was scouring his vast network for the right (ideally cash buyer) for my house. He was not just posting the listing on MLS and waiting. In fact, the buyer that ultimately bought my house was not even in the market at the time. It was through Greg's knowing of this buyer (an investor in luxury homes) and their broker that a deal was originated and consummated. I learned from that experience of the many unexpected outliers that can occur when selling a house. I think what makes Greg particularly special is his ability to roll with those punches and make them a more graceful experience for the buyer who may be on edge with the process. I should speak for myself. I was on edge, things went zig zag along the way, and Greg and his team navigated the situation with grace. I'm just remembering this now as I write this. Greg used to use an analogy that he was the pilot of the airplane and I could sit and relax in the cabin and everything was going to work out. He was right. I really appreciate the care they took with me and the excellent job they did. I would definitely recommend Greg and I would definitely use him again.

  

06/24/2015 - matt657
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.6M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

I was introduced to Greg by my next door neighbor who had used Greg and his team to purchase his home. I sought a referral from this neighbor as he was a particularly sharp business guy with a particularly high performance and expectation level. And especially, I held his insight in high regard. This neighbor spelled out in very clear terms the excellent experience he had had with Greg and his team over a multi-year home search period. With that, I contacted Greg and set up a meeting. He was very kind and made me comfortable right off the bat. There was no "sales pitch" only a clear and concise description of the value proposition he brings to the table. Shortly thereafter I signed him up to sell my home. Being with a major firm and having a solid team in place Greg has the basic service platform solidly covered. Greg is well known in the local community as one of the top brokers and therefore has a busy operation. I was a bit concerned about this and because my home was relatively smaller than some of the mega-mansions he represents. The reality was that Greg and his team treated me like gold from start to finish. They were all very concerned with ensuring that I had a comfortable and easy experience. Their performance was all around excellent and consistently so throughout. While Greg & Co. did an excellent job with the basics, the admin, concierging the process, etc. it was the depth of experience and knowledge of the market which made me glad I had chosen Greg. First off, I had a small house on a large lot which created an outsized price per square foot problem for us - my home needed to be listed at a seemingly high price to its comps. I thought Greg did a really impressive job of articulating that story to the market. And while I generated multiple offers quickly, because we had gone over the valuation in such depth I was not concerned that were were underpriced. As it turned out I had a rocky time with these potential buyers for a variety of reasons and fell out of escrow a few times. On one occasion, there was a torrential rain storm the night before a home inspection and unbeknownst to any of us, water had pool underneath my house which spooked the buyer. I was freaking out to put it plainly. Greg could not have handled it any better. He calmly assured me that everything was going to be ok. He reminded me that he's done this over a 1000 times and has seen everything and not to worry. He knew which service providers to call and got the water situation handled. All throughout the process, Greg was scouring his vast network for the right (ideally cash buyer) for my house. He was not just posting the listing on MLS and waiting. In fact, the buyer that ultimately bought my house was not even in the market at the time. It was through Greg's knowing of this buyer (an investor in luxury homes) and their broker that a deal was originated and consummated. I learned from that experience of the many unexpected outliers that can occur when selling a house. I think what makes Greg particularly special is his ability to roll with those punches and make them a more graceful experience for the buyer who may be on edge with the process. I should speak for myself. I was on edge, things went zig zag along the way, and Greg and his team navigated the situation with grace. I'm just remembering this now as I write this. Greg used to use an analogy that he was the pilot of the airplane and I could sit and relax in the cabin and everything was going to work out. He was right. I really appreciate the care they took with me and the excellent job they did. I would definitely recommend Greg and I would definitely use him again.

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05/16/2014 - dillaboughd
Bought a Condo home in 2012 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

Greg and his staff helped me find and purchase a duplex apartment. He dealt with every aspect from finding the property, negotiating and even helping me find a renter. Greg's reputation is impeccable and all in his office are helpful in answering questions and getting a buyer through the process as smoothly as possible.

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Response from Greg on 05/20/2014

What a kind review! Thank you very much for your generous words. Working with you has been an honor and your friendship is a blessing treasured by all.

 

  

04/21/2014 - gjwyrsch
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $3.675M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

We are new arrivals to San Diego and Southern California. We spent several weeks familiarizing ourselves with the San Diego area. Once we decided to focus our efforts on La Jolla, Greg was referred to us by our realtor in Aspen, Colorado. From the beginning, Greg took the time to inquire about what we were looking for in a new home. He synthesized our needs, wants, and wishes into a focused search effort that wasted no time. He and his seasoned, knowledgeable staff assisted us every step on the way. Once a target was identified, Greg used his considerable contacts, skills and expertise to get us the information we needed to make a reasoned decision. His assistance was superb! To top it off, the assistance didn't end at the sale. Greg and his team continue to share contacts and resources that are helping make our transition to our new home even more enjoyable, including introductions to our new neighbors. We already feel at home.

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Response from Greg on 05/20/2014

Thanks so much for your kind review. My staff and I are sincerely appreciative of your generous thoughtfulness and hope you will remember we are here for you whenever you need anything. The task might be complete, but the friendship goes on!

 

  

04/21/2014 - dhull3
Bought a home in 2014.

I have known and worked with Greg Noonan for over 10 years. He has found me rental property and shown us houses throughout that period of time. After 10 years of patiently showing us homes, we final bought this year. As with all our dealings with Greg he provided us professional service from start to finish. He is the best and I would give him the highest recommendation.

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Response from Greg on 05/20/2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our service. You know I will miss all the property touring and hope to see at least as much of you this summer as every other!

 

  

04/21/2014 - nathalie6
Bought a home in 2014.

Greg Noonan is an outstanding agent in the La Jolla/San Diego area! We have worked with him on several real estate purchases in the last few years. He is extremely knowledgable of this area and the residents who live here. He has many years of experience and expertise in real estate in this market. He is a absolute pleasure to work with we would highly recommend him!

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Response from Greg on 05/20/2014

Nathalie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Zillow. Working with you is such a pleasure and...here we go again! You are VIP around here always and I am honored to be working with you again.

 

  

04/21/2014 - ksmartori
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $2.825M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

GREG LISTED AND SOLD OUR HOME IN LA JOLLA IN 10 DAYS. HE IS EXTREMELY EASY AND FUN TO WORK WITH. GREG IS ALSO VERY FAIR IN ALL WAYS. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM IN EVERY WAY.

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Response from Greg on 05/20/2014

Wow-- thank you so much! You know how honored I am to have worked with you... and I certainly hope to see you not only at your new playground but WHEN YOU RETURN TO LA JOLLA!

 

  

04/21/2014 - user0007486
Bought a home in 2014 in La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037.

I am always wary of online reviews yet feel compelled to post one to recommend Greg Noonan. It helped me that a friend recommended Greg to me as, "Simply the best agent in La Jolla." After working with Greg and his team over the past 6 months I can thoroughly support that statement. Greg was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and simply hard-working. After 35 years and much success, I saw Greg work harder than any other agent to get us into the right house. Not just any house but the right house for our family. Greg was always accessible, extremely detailed orientated, and above all even tempered and pleasant. I never felt that Greg was working for anything other than our best interests. Importantly, as we went under contract, Greg's experienced team kicked-in to support a smooth and successful closing. How can you separate the good from the average when you are on-line....I say don't. Look for the exceptional and Greg Noonan is it.

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Response from Greg on 05/20/2014

Thank you so much for your generous and humbling review. Your satisfaction means the world to me, and I can't tell you how meaningful it is that you have taken the time to share your experience. Thank you, thank you.

 

  

04/21/2014 - peterbavasi
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $4.175M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

Working with Greg and his team of professionals on the sale of our property has been a pleasure in every way. His unique understanding of the market and his ability to develop a successful marketing and sales strategy, beginning with the initial listing recommendation right through to the crucial end-game and closing process, has been very impressive -- and effective. Making a deal in high-end residential real estate sometimes can be a bumpy experience for both the seller and the buyer. Greg is expert in smoothing out those bumps and achieving his client's objective. No wonder he is ranked at the top of his profession both locally and nationally.

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Response from Greg on 05/20/2014

THANK YOU! What a thrill it has been to work with you; there is no one kinder, more thoughtful, or more generous and downright fun-- add in honorable, noble, and fair--and we are sincerely thankful for your business and friendship. You are VIP here-- when the deal is done, we hope you will stay in touch.

 

  

04/21/2014 - lkreardon
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $7.45M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

Best business relationship I've ever had…Greg, as well as his staff are honest and resourceful, and great problem solvers. Greg has incredible knowledge of La Jolla and the surrounding area and is aware of market conditions at all times. I have since successfully referred him to others.

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Response from Greg on 05/20/2014

What a lovely experience it was to work with you! We all feel like we have a friend in you forever, and certainly hope you know we are yours. Thank you so much for your amazingly kind words and for taking the time to add a review here.

 

  

10/04/2012 - kayaker6
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $1.35M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.

Challenging communication skills combined with poor attention to detail. The house was advertised at the wrong price at the beginning. When I pointed out the error it was repeated again in another advertisement. When I had questions I felt patronized, " you must be anxious about the sell of the house". No I really wanted to know the status of the process. He was never proactive in communicating details. There was no estimated closing statement, it was not reviewed by Greg or his team. When I asked for a copy of the closing costs there were errors that needed to be corrected. His customer service felt like a cookie cutter approach; he expected me to conform to what he was willing to deliver. Not a pleasant experience.

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Response from Greg on 05/20/2014

To receive notice of your Zillow review is upsetting and disheartening to say the least as is knowing how unhappy you are with me and our service. I do apologize sincerely that there were issues that left you with such a poor impression. Like any business, we do have a system, but that system is designed to work for our clients; it is not for our benefit but yours. Certainly every seller is different as is every property, and our goal is to carefully attend to YOUR needs. That the process broke down and a typo error disappointed you is distressing, and we will definitely be looking closely at your entire marketing and escrow process to ensure this never happens again. We only want to please with integrity, commitment and results, and we apparently fell far short with you.