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11/29/2013 - cloeterblazun
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $550K in La Jolla Village, La Jolla, CA.
Gregg and his assistant Mary were incredibly responsive with every aspect of our sale. Experienced and prompt knowledge on pricing, property readiness, marketing, negotiation, regulations, ancillary matters and closure needs. Can't imagine a better service.
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04/27/2012 - courtc2911
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $600K in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA.
If you are looking for an outstanding broker/realtor, look no further! Whether you’re buying or selling, involved in a multi-million dollar investment partnership/group, or looking for a $350K primary residence, I have found the guy!

Gregg Whitney is at the absolute 1% top of the class.

We literally spent two weeks interviewing approximately 30 realtors and brokers from Remax, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, and many other small independent companies. My criteria was very stringent and our target location very specific (15 block radius in Pacific Beach, CA. 92109). I knew we needed someone with tons of knowledge of the area (as the homes are 1940 era), preferably growing up there. I also wanted someone with extensive real estate investment background, knowing that this type of person would be astute in negotiation tactics, understanding of property pricing points for excellent value purchases, and general financial market dynamics. Lastly, I knew I needed someone with widespread short sale and foreclosure experience considering the current market conditions. Based on my interviews you would be surprised, but 97% of realtors and brokers in the industry do NOT have these very basic skills.

In a six month time period we inspected almost 20 properties, and submitted six very “aggressive” offers. These were so aggressive that most sellers didn’t even bother to respond. The house Gregg helped us purchase was an estate sale which we closed on at a solid 10% discount. Now this may not seem like much, but in one of the most desired beach communities in San Diego, this is monumental!

Gregg’s negotiating skills are unsurpassed. He can hammer out any unfavorable position you may be in and come away with a favorable outcome. He truly does understand the legalities and nuances of the real estate, investing, mortgage and escrow industries.

He also has an extensive network of resources – inspectors, structural engineers, contractors, etc., everyone he has experience with both personally and professionally. We actually hired his sub-contractor buddy to completely remodel our new house. The project came in on time, on budget and every bit of what we wanted with absolute satisfaction in all aspects!

Additionally, my father is a well-known CPA from L.A. with 50 years’ experience putting together real estate investment partnerships, small and large, residential and commercial. He and Gregg spoke many times on the phone regarding our purchase and other general real estate subject matter. Even he was VERY impressed with Gregg’s knowledge, experience and professionalism.

On a side note, he also has an engaging, fun personality and a sense of humor that will keep you laughing for days…

If you would like any more specifics or have questions regarding Gregg or his firm (Billionaire’s Row of La Jolla), feel free to contact Billionaire’s Row for my contact information and I will be happy to chat...
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09/26/2011 - emmejay
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $1.05M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Gregg helped us buy a condo in La Jolla at a great price! He was extremely knowledgeable about the area which was very helpful in picking the right property. The home was a foreclosure and we had not been through that process before. Gregg knew the foreclosure process very well and was patient with us. He was great at neogitating with the bank. Gregg and his staff were very responsive with emails, text or phone calls when needed. Also, Gregg was always in a good mood, which was nice because the process of buying a foreclosure home can be stressful at times! Now that we have closed, we are extremely happy!
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08/23/2011 - JosephG.Smollen
Sold a Multiple Occupancy home in 2011 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Gregg literally flagged my car down as my wife and I drove down Nautilus Street in La Jolla one late afternoon in October 1992. We thought we were going to watch a sunset at WindanSea Beach...but as it turned out we bought a fantastic house that we have enjoyed for nearly 20 years. I had met Gregg at an open house, how he remembered me I'll never know...but he greeted us by name with a big smile as we got out of the car and said "Kim and Joe, this is your new La Jolla home". Turned out, it had just been listed, and he urged us to put in the first offer..although we thought it was just a dream that was beyond our reach.... A beach house at WindanSea? We went back to Pacific Beach and laughed about it...until the phone rang...They accepted our offer! Gregg was with us every step of the way...he made sure all the proper inspections were done, negotiated needed repairs to deferred maintenance, and made the seller hold up their end of the contract esp. when higher back up offers came in later. Finally Gregg brought over the keys...wow, our dream really did come true. This may sound corny but it's a true story...we owe a lot to Gregg and Lisa and his incredible staff. We still live in our dream house 20 years later and have enjoyed raising a son here just steps from the beach. It would not have happened if he didn't jump in front of my car! All the positive comments you'll read here are true. Gregg and his team go way beyond your expectations. And in our most recent RE transaction(8/2011) is an investment property could not have acquired without Gregg. After 20 years, we still rely on Gregg Whitney and you should too..
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07/27/2011 - hanchiumd
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $2.625M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
”I’m a recent client of Gregg Whitney’s. My husband and I had been looking off and on for a house in La Jolla in the $2-2.8M range for about 4 years prior to meeting Gregg. When we met Gregg and Lisa, they seemed to immediately understand the category of homes we were looking for, and they knew every single bit of available inventory, as well as what might be coming onto the market.

He positioned our two Ridgegate homes well, supported by visible advertising. But more importantly, from the moment we put each house onto the market, Gregg’s team jumped into action, putting our homes onto caravan with very little notice, gave us good advice about staging, and brought waves of qualified buyers in to view the properties. We were really impressed. In the end, we sold our two homes within 45-60 days of putting them on the market, while other Ridgegate homes were taking much longer. From a selling price point of view, we did very well compared to market comps.

To be honest, I had not really appreciated all the value that a good realtor can provide in terms of negotiations until we worked with Gregg, and on a very challenging property. Gregg is also a great money guy – meaning he understands the many ways to structure a deal to make it work for both sides. He’s experienced in all kinds of deals, and is comfortable negotiating with the best. He’s worked with loan officers and mortgage bankers directly, and even though we had been working for weeks with a specific mortgage banker recommended to us by our CPA, Gregg noticed that we weren’t getting the best rate and the guy wasn’t moving as fast as he should have been. We switched to a referral by Gregg, saved on the rate and saved the deal, because the timing was really critical to the seller.

Gregg’s got an impressive network of resources – structural engineers, staging experts, handyman, contractors for every need – all people he’s personally worked with and who seem to respond immediately because Gregg called. For about 2.5 months, Gregg did due diligence for us on a property with some slope/retaining wall concerns. At no point did he push us into the transaction; in fact it was my own enthusiasm for the property that caused Gregg to get so deeply involved. Overall, very high integrity from Gregg! He cautioned us throughout. From his own experience in construction, he was able to observe immediately some physical signs and reasons for concern, which only proved out in the subsequent inspections, engineering reports, and disclosures. After expending a significant amount of energy hoping that this property would come out clean, and with Gregg giving us a balanced view of the potential gains and risks, we pulled out of the property. But I have to tell you, throughout Gregg was so patient, and professional. We felt that we were in really good hands throughout. In fact, my husband and I were calling and texting him many times a day, and no matter how busy he was – even while on a family vacation – he always checked in with us on a timely basis and patiently worked with our concerns.

Ultimately, we landed a different home on Folsom, which Gregg found for us as they were reducing their price. He knew the selling agent – of course, he seems to know all the agents active in LJ – and we got this property for an awesome price. This business really is about people, experience and network, and Gregg’s got all that. And I’m sure you’ve noticed, he’s a fun guy to be around. You’ll enjoy working with him. And he’ll serve you well. Please let me know if you have any questions. I’d be happy to talk with you further. I don’t think you’ll find a better agent in La Jolla.”
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09/09/2014 - jeffhcc
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.35M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Greg Whitney and his team are a pleasure to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable and work very efficiently. Our purchase was a complex short sale and Greg proved to be an expert and closed the deal.

Jeff Healey
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08/01/2014 - user4301269
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.1M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
I have never written a review for a service or product but felt compelled to endorse Gregg. He, along with Mary, truly provided us with exemplary service with regards to both our purchase of a property in La Jolla, and selling of our previous house in Mount Helix.

I am very critical of most real estate professionals (being politically correct); however, Gregg does not fit the mold by any means. He is a pleasure to work with, immediately responsive, a strong and creative negotiator, understands the market and has excellent business acumen – Everything you would expect from any agent. What sets him apart (other than being good), is he truly went the beyond just the deal and did whatever was needed during or after our close to facilitate our move. In our case this has included a number of items, but primarily related to remodeling and scheduling repairs during the purchase process.

Currently we are doing a large remodel of new house. In meeting with our general contractor, he asked “Why is your real estate agent involved still at this point? My response and knowing what he was asking indirectly: “He is truly one of a kind. He is a good guy. Our deal is closed, but he is still helping us, and with absolutely no financial interest”.

There is value and added value working with Gregg. I strongly recommend engaging him for any real estate transaction.

Furthermore, I read all of the other reviews he received on Zillow, noting he only received 5-star ratings. Normally seeing something like this I would question their validity; however, I believe each was honest and reflective of our experience with Gregg,

If I can provide any additional information, please reach out to Gregg’s office for my contact information.
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07/01/2014 - saxel
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $1.2M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
While every real estate agent does essentially the same thing--help you buy|sell a property--the critical differentiating factor is HOW they do it. From this perspective, Gregg and his team are at best you will find. From identifying the right properties to overcoming significant hurdles in the process, he has the expertise and drive to make it happen in the best way possible. And I added a challenge myself, being from the Midwest while looking for the best property in the La Jolla/San Diego area. Even after the sale, when other brokers shift their focus onto new business generation, Gregg and his team continued to deliver service and support. Get ready to have your expectations exceeded.
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05/23/2014 - user2835344
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.025M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
We used Gregg and his team when we decided to move to La Jolla, after being in Seattle for over 20 years. We knew a little about the area, but we know almost nothing about the La Jolla housing market, schools, and neighborhoods. Attempting a transition this big, while still maintaining a work life and balance for our kids, was daunting. Gregg worked seamlessly with us and navigated us through the process while 1500 miles away. I would say that we are not "easy to please" and had a pretty tough list of criteria that was difficult to source. He not only found us our new home, but was stellar through the negotiating process. He was available, constantly on site when we could not be, and relentless is managing every detail. All of this would have easily warranted a 5 star rating, but I would give him 6 stars if I could. Because, after our home closed, Gregg did not just shake our hand and walk away. Gregg and his team continued to be involved and supportive until we could finally put our feet up in our new home. I would recommend Gregg to anyone who is looking to buy or sell property. A true professional.
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04/06/2014 - user015974
Showed home in 2014.
Gregg has been absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend contacting him if you have any questions about real estate in the San Diego, CA area. He took the time to show us multiple properties that highlighted the range of options available in our target price zone. Very professional, with no pressure to settle for anything less than the best value available.
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