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Broker & CEO, Broker License / CA (11 years experience)
After getting a new job in September 2014, our family relocated from Orange County to Carlsbad. We had family in the area and while staying with them we were introduced to Tom Wilson. Even though the relocation company that my new employer used had already assigned us a local agent, Tom showed genuine interest in helping our family find a perfect home. The experience with our first agent didn't go well and my wife and I found ourselves relying on Redfin to continue our home search. We decided to make a change and after getting approval from the relocation company, we were able to use Tom as our agent. The very next day he called me up to let me know a house was getting ready to go on the market in our preferred neighborhood. He came over that night and proposed an excellent strategy to maximize our chances of getting the house. We looked at the house and put together a thorough offer packet and it was accepted a few days later. We closed on the home in November about four weeks after we signed up to work with Tom. Not only were we fortunate enough to find a great home in Carlsbad, but we were also blessed to gain a good friend during the process. We will always appreciate Tom and SDREI's support team and will recommend them in the future.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $800K in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA.
We found Kurt Wannebo through his broad advertising campaign in the Carmel Valley area. We contacted him for an initial consultation and him and his Senior Listing Specialist Felicia Jerbasi took the time immediately to meet with us and understand our needs. Kurt impressed us with his courtesy, professionalism and depth of knowledge within the market. He encouraged us to get staging consultancy by a designer working in his team. It definitely made a tangible contribution to the final price of the sale.
Felicia assisted us with every step of selling our home including managing the professional photography and video, handling the mega open house , preparing the marketing materials, guiding in getting the house ready for final walkthrough and keeping everything on track through the entire process. Communications were timely, the processes were explained to us carefully and completely in advance which allowed for a smooth transaction.
Kurt's well thought out selling strategy and guidance resulted in us receiving multiple offers for our home, the sale of our home within 6 days of going on the market, and over the listing price.
Our transaction was extremely smooth compared to other experiences we've had before. We truly felt we made the right decision in enlisting Kurt and his team to sell our house.
We could not have been more pleased with the professionalism, knowledge and expertise of Kurt, Felicia and SDREI and we recommend that you give them consideration.
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Winter Gardens, Lakeside, CA 92040
My wife and I interviewed Mr. Wannebo as a candidate to list and sell our home. He was very impressive and clearly is exceptionally knowledgeable in the field of Real Estate. It was a very difficult decision but we selected another agent. Kurt was my first choice but my wife liked another agent just a tad more. I would not hesitate to use him as an agent. Give him a call and let him explain first hand the services he can provide.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.625M in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA.
We hired Kurt Wannebo to help us with both selling our home and finding a new home. We could not have been more pleased with his professionalism, knowledge and expertise.
We contacted Kurt for an initial consultation and he took the time immediately to meet with us and understand our needs. After meeting with him once, we had no doubt that he was the realtor we wanted to work with. Shortly after meeting Kurt, we had purchased our dream home and sold the home we had been living in. Kurt's well thought out selling strategy and guidance resulted in us receiving multiple offers for our home, the sale of our home within 4 days of going on the market, a no contingencies contract, and an all cash deal for $105,000 over our listing price.
Kurt's marketing efforts were very impressive. The full color brochures, professionally shot photos, and video tour did an excellent job of highlighting the unique features of our property. There is no doubt that they contributed handsomely to the many showings, many offers, and ultimate stress-free sale of our home.
In addition to working with Kurt, we worked with members of his team including John La Mattery (Senior Buying Specialist) and Felicia Jerbasi (Senior Listing Specialist).
John assisted us throughout the entire process of purchasing our new home including showing us comparable homes, negotiating the contract terms for the new home, and monitoring details of the new purchase through closing. We appreciated his accessibility and willingness to promptly return phone calls and emails even if it was outside of normal business hours. In addition, John's knowledge of the real estate market and mortgage lending was invaluable to us.
Felicia assisted us with every step of selling our home including staging our home, managing the professional photography and video, handling the open house and broker caravan, preparing the marketing materials, and keeping everything on track through the entire process. She always informed us of the process far in advance and clearly explained what was expected of all parties involved which allowed for a smooth transaction.
Kurt and his team devote themselves to assisting you in the purchase and/or sale of your home and truly provide the best service possible. I have been recommending them since hiring them and will happily continue to do so.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Carlsbad, CA.
Primary point of contact: Tom Wilson
My husband and I contacted Tom Wilson at SDREI through a friends recommendation. From the very beginning of our transaction he showed patience, understanding, and was always available to discuss any questions or concerns we had. He made sure to explain and clarify the entire process every step of the way. Our transaction was extremely smooth compared to others we've had before. When looking at properties Tom was never pushy and genuinely had our best interest at heart. If you are looking for an agent that is honest, forthright, and a genuinely good, honest person, then don't hesitate to contact Tom Wilson at SDREI.
Kurt and his team promised and delivered throughout the entire process of selling my two properties within months of each other! He knew exactly how to list my homes, and get the optimal price that my husband and I were seeking. I have sold several homes in the past three decades, and this has been the best experience. Kurt is courteous and knowledgeable, and will be there for you every step of the way!
I found SDREI online while looking over reviews. I requested an agent and Tom Wilson was assigned to me. Tom and his team (hey Becky and friends!) were great. As a first time buyer there was a steep learning curve and Tom was there the entire way with advice and experience. The process of finding the right property to closing took a long time (8 months) but I had support the whole way. When we found the right place, he knew all the right questions to ask. I would highly recommend them.
I found Kurt through his extensive advertising campaign in the Carmel Valley area. He encouraged me to professionally stage my house which transformed it into a model home. It definitely made a tangible contribution to the final price of the sale, one that was beyond my expectations. I especially appreciated his approach to holding open houses which is truly one-of-a-kind. There were hundreds of signs situated at least half a mile away, all pointing towards my property. Multiple agents were present to inform and educate prospective buyers on the house, the neighborhood, and surrounding schools. Throughout the sale process, Kurt was masterful in negotiating the best possible price among the multiple bidders. I truly felt I made the right decision in enlisting Kurt and his team to sell my house.
When we decided to list our home for sale well in advance of our moving out of the area, we interviewed several of the well-known realtors in our market. SDREI was not in the circle of frequently-mentioned names, but we chose to talk with them anyway. And we are glad we did.
Kurt Wannebo was highly responsive to our call and came out within two days for a face-to-face meeting with us to present his firm's capabilities and advantages. The other brokers had done so as well, so we had a pretty good basis for comparison. We each favored a different broker until we met Kurt. Something about the way he presented himself and his team rang true with us.
We've bought and sold more than a dozen homes over the years and know the kind of experience we want - as well as the kinds that we are accustomed to getting. It seems that the internet has taken much of the human touch out of the buying/selling process and we insisted on a more personal touch. The professionals at SDREI gave us just that.
Kurt assigned Felicia to be our listing agent and we were delighted with her contributions throughout it all. Communications were crisp and timely, the processes were explained to us carefully and completely in advance and we were pleased with the level of respect afforded us and our home, as well potential buyers.
SDREI sold our home in a very favorable transaction - close to asking price, all cash deal with no contingencies! And the icing on the cake - Kurt negotiated a lease-back agreement that allows us to stay in the house for many more months. That is what we call a win-win-win.
As a result of their success with the sale of our home, SDREI's profile in our neighborhood is much higher today, with another listing very nearby (and many more on the way). We are completely satisfied with our selection of Kurt, Felicia and SDREI and we recommend that you give them consideration.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA.
We used Kurt to sell a house in Carmel Valley to our existing tenants, and then to buy an investment property in the San Diego Metro area.
On the selling side, Kurt and Felicia were quick, responsive and helpful in structuring the deal and making the sale to our tenants seamless. Once the home sold, we began searching for a multi-unit investment property to buy.
Kurt assigned us John from his team, who kept us apprised of the latest MLS listings through their automated system. We felt a sense of urgency to buy a property and get it rented, as summer is the best time of year to fill rentals. John was personable and responsive, but perhaps more laid back than we preferred. I can see how his non-pushy approach can appeal to most buyers, though. With that said, he was quick to act whenever we did find a property we wanted to view or make an offer on. This resulted in us finding the ideal investment property.
After the purchase John helped host the open house to prospective renters, which was a real stress-reliever. All in all, we recommend Kurt and his team, and their willingness to listen and ensure our needs were met.