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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Santee, CA.
Richard sold our home in six days in an unpredictable market. He made great recommendations about pricing that ended up getting us exactly what we were asking for (full price). He was very responsive, professional and efficient throughout the experience. Most of the paperwork was signed via smartphone which made the process much easier than past experiences. He also took the extra steps preparing the advertising and getting the house ready for the market. I highly recommend Richard if you are looking to sell or buy a house in East County.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $675K in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA.
How can we express the strongest recommendation we are able to give in a few words?
The sale of the house in which my wife and I have lived for 41 years was the biggest financial transaction of our lives! It was also a deeply personal one, full of the memories of our children, grandchildren, and our various activities. Our choice of a realtor to handle this transaction was of utmost importance to us!
In choosing Richard Elias to handle this transaction for us, we quickly discovered that we had engaged the best in the realty business! Richard gave us everything we needed in a realtor – a strategic plan of action based on long experience, thoroughness and exactness in handling and explaining the many details involved, regular updates, intelligent pricing, knowledge, assertiveness and an unfailingly positive attitude.
In addition, Richard gave us the benefit of his truly outstanding support team which handled the details of the listing, sales and escrow processes. These processes are now complete with the help of Richard and his exemplary team!
We are proud to give Richard Elias --- and each of his team members --- our highest recommendation!
With Best Regards,
Robert J. and Barbara E. Brislin
San Diego, California
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $375K in Carlsbad, CA.
Anita and her team are unbelievable. Previous realtors have been unresponsive and lacked urgency, but Anita was always available. She would send me comps within hours of seeing properties I was interested in, and worked around my schedule. Her team was equally as amazing, providing me with all the information I needed and helping me in every way possible.
Other realtors just want the sale and try to convince you to buy the property, even if it's not the right one. With Anita, Suha, and Helen, I really felt like they were looking out for my best interests. Even after the purchase, they continue to be in touch and help me whenever I need them.
In sum, they are PHENOMENAL!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $650K in Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA.
Richard made the experience of selling my house a pleasant one. The sale was quicker than I had expected and the transaction was very smooth. As someone who had very little knowledge about the sale of a home, Richard explained and guided me through the process and made it less overwhelming than it could have been. He and his staff were there to answer any questions that came up. He was very prompt to keep me updated with progression of the sale. I would without a doubt contact him again with any real estate needs and would highly recommend him.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Santee, CA.
Richard helped us buy and sell our home in Santee, CA in November 2013. Choosing Richard and his team to help us with these transactions was one of the best decisions we had made! If you chose to have Richard as your listing and/or buying agent here is what you will get:
* He will always have YOUR best interest in mind. It was so clear he and his team cared about my family.
* 20+ years of real estate experience. Richard is a professional in this field and is very polished in the entire transaction from listing your home, negotiating with other agents, and knowing the market very well to helps you make sound decisions.
* Richard has a very talented team that will assist you with all aspects of the transaction: listing and marketing your home, buying a new home, escrow, etc. this will ensure you will always have someone to contact through the whole process.
I could not be more impressed with Richard Elias and would highly recommend considering him if your are in the market for buying or selling your house. I know I will be reaching out to Richard the next time we want to move up!!
Sold a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Santee, CA.
I reached out to Richard this past summer to get his thoughts on the current market and to get a valuation on my condo. The market was improving and with a growing family, I knew this was a great opportunity to sell. He went to work right away and found me a full price offer just days after signing the contract. I have partnered with Richard in previous transactions and the results are always the same...SOLD. Richard is a very professional, knowledgeable and motivated realtor and is the only realtor I have partnered with. I would highly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell a home to partner with Richard and his dedicated team. They will take great care of you.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA.
Richard recently assisted my husband and I in selling our condo in the San Diego area. Richard and his entire team are absolutely top-notch in the industry - so friendly and personable, yet still professional and efficient.
We listed our condo while we were out of town on a vacation, and Richard was respectful with not bothering us, yet still keeping us in the loop with all of the activity of our listing. He is experienced, straightforward, and honest, and was able to assist us in selecting the most appropriate buyer after we received multiple offers on our property. We were completely thrilled with the final offer we accepted!
What I think sets Richard apart from others in the industry is the fact that him and his team go the extra mile. Even months after selling our property, Richard will occasionally check-in just to say hello and see how things are going. He is an authentic, hard-working, and seasoned agent, and I would recommend him to anyone!
Bought a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA.
Working with Anita Karmo was a great experience. I appreciated her flexibility to work with me while I was on assignment outside the US. I was shown a number of neighborhoods, particularly ones I hadn't considered, and I ultimately purchased a condo in a neighborhood recommended by Anita.
With her help, the offer and negotiation process was handled expertly and smoothly for me. When I returned to the US, I only needed to show up to sign the paperwork.
I would absolutly recommend Anita to others looking to buy or sell a home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in El Cajon, CA.
I can't say enough great things about Richard and his team! He both helped me purchase and sell a house and both transactions were so painless! He is patient, understanding, honest and prompt. He makes you feel like you are his only client (when we know he's a busy man) and that to me is so important. My review could go on and on, but the long and short is I will use Richard for all of my future home transactions and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone I know who's looking to buy or a sell a property!
I met Richard when I had contacted by many real estate agents from San Diego who were interested in selling my family property. I choose him because of professional attitude and knowledge. He was able to properly assess the value of the properties, and actually sold the above those assessments in an extremely short time short period of time. I live in New Jersey and could not have been better represented. I felt his main concern was to protect me and get the best value for properties. I would highly recommend Richard and his staff