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Leon Dienes
Broker / Owner
11 Recent Sales (last 12 months)


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Foreclosure

- Highly likely to recommend
05/22/2014 - zuser20140522093400992
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA.
Leon was amazing! My Grandmother and her Sister were selling there home and Leon was there every step of the way to make sure They were getting the best deal and taken care. Leon went above and beyond when it came to taking care of us. He visited us multiple times throughout the process, got us a price above our asking price and made sure everything went smoothly. Other than that Leon is an amazing person with the biggest heart. Who is willing to do everything he can to make you feel comfortable confident and satisfied with the sale of your home. I highly recommend Leon as your real estate agent. He will not let you down. I plan to use Leon's services when it comes time to buy my own home.
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- Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2014 - sarahm02
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA.
My husband and I recently sold our condo in San Diego with Leon and were incredibly pleased with the entire process. As a tenant was residing in the property, the process was a bit more complex and Leon was a crucial element in making the entire transaction seamless and easy. In addtion we had previously listed this property with 3 different realtors with no success. It is a testament to his ability and hard work that we able to successfully sell the condo. His combined knowledge of the area, engaging personality and real estate expertise provided an absolutely top-notch experience! My husband and I will definitely be using him for any future real estate transactions.
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2014 - Dario4
Bought a home in 2013.
Leon has been my agent for almost two years, during which he helped me find and purchase a property in San Diego. It took so long because the number of homes for sale in this period was unusually low and because my requirements were rather difficult. I wanted a condo or townhome that I liked for myself but that would also serve me well as a rental unit. Moreover, I was willing to consider only a few locations in University City and Clairmont. However, I was not in a hurry and this long experience with Leon convinced me that he is an excellent and highly professional real estate agent. Despite my difficult requirements, Leon has always been patient and optimistic about my chances of finding the right property. He promptly e-mailed me any new relevant listings and, over time, he allowed me to visit dozens of properties. Whenever showing one, he was both interested and informative about the details of the unit: age of the water heater, quality of the plumbing under the sinks, the texture of the ceiling, and so on. He also helped me avoid potentially bad deals. In one instance, he provided evidence of widespread water intrusion and mold problems in a condominium complex that I was considering. In another instance, after placing an offer for a nice attached home, we discovered signs of water leaks from the roof, and Leon, drawing from his experience with similar issues, supported my choice of backing out from the deal. In the fall of 2013, I finally purchased a town-home that exceeded my expectations. In a period of high demand and low supply, Leon’s quick response following the initial listing was essential to ensure a successful deal. Indeed, Leon coordinated and executed in a timely manner the many steps involved in this purchase, from e-mailing me the listing, to submitting offers, addressing counter-offers, arranging home inspections, and facilitating the escrow process. Through Leon’s mediation I was even able to negotiate the price down a few percent. Also, he recommended a very good home inspector (HouseMaster) and he coordinated the clearing of the seller’s cluttered garage to allow a second inspection in search for water intrusion. Working with Leon for a long time allowed me to appreciate his professional qualities. He communicates with clients effectively, using e-mail, phone, and text messages as appropriate. He always replied to my emails according to their urgency. Nevertheless, he always kept interruptions to a minimum while showing properties for sale. Leon is very thorough and careful about details, as when listing acceptable escrow companies in a purchase offer, instead of leaving the choice to the seller. Leon consistently strives to make things easy for his clients. Once he stopped by my place to review and sign on offer, thus saving me a trip to his office. Later, he adopted DocuSign, an Internet-based service that greatly simplifies the signing of legal documents. He even gave me rides to the escrow company, when important milestones had to be reached. Leon wants the client to be happy with every aspect of the transaction. In fact, he continued to help me even after the close of escrow, offering quotes from his trusted contractors to re-carpet and re-paint the property, and following up on some jobs that seller’s agent promised as part of the sales contract. My overall experience with Leon makes me confident that he is one of the best agents in San Diego. He is hard-working, positive-minded, proactive, experienced, thorough, prudent, and honest. I am very glad that he helped me buy a home in San Diego, and I definitely recommend him to anyone as a real estate agent.
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2014 - bw31415
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $525K in University City, San Diego, CA.
Leon was our listing agent and our buying agent. He did an excellent job on both ends. We especially appreciated his low pressure demeanor. Both our old house and our new house are in University City and I think Leon has an expert knowledge of the area. I'm also confident his advise helped garner a top end sale price for our house during the negotiations. I would recommend Leon Dienes to other home owners and home purchasers.
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/12/2014 - les_overman
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Clairemont Mesa West, San Diego, CA.
Leon helped us sell our house in the Mount Street neighborhood of Clairemont. Leon is smart, efficient and trustworthy. Our experience with him was stellar start to finish. We had known about Leon well before engaging his services due to his friendly presence in the neighborhood and the excellent service that he provided to neighbors. We had high expectations and were not disappointed. Leon provided realistic expectations for sale price of our house and delivered well above. He spelled out in detail what to expect in the process and was there to guide it every step of the way. He routinely provided updates on the escrow process and readily researched and answered all our questions. We felt that Leon had our back throughout. The house sold in under a week and at top dollar. We could hardly expect more. On top of all that, Leon is a very pleasant person to deal with. We truly cannot say enough good things about him!
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/12/2014 - peacock4edu
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in North Clairemont, San Diego, CA.
A local Clairemont sold in December. Multiple offers all above original asking price. Brilliant strategy. Excellent follow up throughout the entire process.
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- Highly likely to recommend
10/08/2013 - jukeboxjoan
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA.
I've known Leon Dienes for many years and the first time we met was when I considered selling my home in 2005. At that time his knowledge regarding the neighborhood told me he knew the area very well. This first encounter was so positive, and though I didn't put my house on the market then, we kept in touch, and became friends. During the 8 years before I actually sold my house, he'd inform me about open-houses in the neighborhood, patiently answer all my real estate questions, provide key insight about the recovery with the San Diego real estate market, and then offer invaluable recommendations while I was getting my house ready to sell.

I finally put the house on the market early this year (2013), and Leon Dienes sold my house quickly and for much more than I had expected possible. Why? Because it knew what he was doing, and marketed my house skillfully. The entire process and sale was handled impressively, and most important for me, painlessly. He went the extra mile many times and recommended skilled, and trustworthy, tradesmen to fine-tune the house to be turn-key ready.

The open-house was amazing with an extraordinary amount of positive feedback and interest. The number of good offers that were received from the one open-house ultimately resulted in the sale. I'm not sure how long the house was on the market, but it wasn't long and I owe all this to Leon's skill and professionalism.
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/04/2013 - user19736002
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $600K in Bay Ho, San Diego, CA.
Selling a home thousands of miles from home is not an easy task and Leon was the perfect agent to bring to the table. With his spot on assessments of market values as well as his prompt response to any and all requests he proved that he has earned the title of Premier Agent and he is a true professional. Thank you for an outstanding job.
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- Highly likely to recommend
08/31/2013 - user81931480
Sold a home in 2013.
Selling my family's treasured home from half a continent away could have been a long difficult process, but Leon was truly masterful in all aspects. Ever the consummate professional from start to finish he kept me informed of the progress and took care of problems as they arose. From our first interview where he showed up having done his homework and provided me with a binder showing all the comps available for us to consider to the closing day where he assisted my husband and brother in the final hours in completing the removal of my parents personal property from the house he was a pleasure to work with. I truly believe his professionalism and knowledge eased our journey and got us top dollar for the home into which my parents poured a lifetime of love. I will be ever grateful to him for easing our way and give him my highest praise for a job well done.

Leslie Wagner
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- Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2013 - user4149546
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Clairemont Mesa West, San Diego, CA.
We recently sold our Clairemont home of 36 years. We know it wouldn't have been as easy as it was with another realtor. Leon's wealth of knowledge in the realty world was impressive. He was always prepared and very flexible in working with our requests and schedules. Leon's professionalism was greatly appreciated. We have recommended him to our friends, family and co workers. Although this was an emotional event for us, it ultimately was a pleasant experience. Extremely satisfied customers, The Campbells
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Leon Dienes
Leon Dienes & Associates
7710 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA  92111
(619) 436-5221
(619) 821-8973
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