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Gary Giffin


Real Etsate Consultant (12 years experience)

7 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,

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11/19/2014 - egem
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in National City, CA.

Gary Giffin is an exceptional and a must have real estate agent on your side.

Gary went above and beyond in helping our family purchase our first home. We didn't have the budget as most of Gary's clients normally do, but Gary always treated us as if we were his top client. Gary always took time to answer our questions via phone, text, and email in a very swift manner. Gary taught us the differences, important details to look for, and items to be cautious of in all of our documents. Gary looked out for our best interests by always accompanying us to open houses; going through each step in detail from pre-escrow, to escrow, to closing of escrow; and always encouraged us to make decisions that we were comfortable with.

Once we made an offer on a house we moved fast. Gary had contacts for the mortgage lender and inspections to provide a speedy and smooth process. Near the end of our escrow period on our final walk-through we noticed a few minor repairs that we would have done ourselves, but Gary insisted that we negotiate to have the seller do those repairs. We ended up going with Gary's advice and not only did the seller do the repairs, Gary negotiated a lower price for us to purchase the house at! We closed escrow and bought our first home. It's been a few months and we couldn't be any happier than we are now.

For any future home buying or selling we will definitely have Gary represent us.

The bottom line is if you want someone who is personable, committed, responsive, honest, looking out for your best interests, looking to protect your money and investments through and after the home buying process, go with Gary Giffin.

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Response from Gary on 11/20/2014

Thank You Eljay for the opportunity to work with you. It was my pleasure to help you find your 1st home! All the best to you and your family! Gary Giffin -AARE Real Estate



01/23/2014 - snobunnie02
Bought a home in 2014.

I highly recommend Gary Giffin. After being disappointed by another agent I was working with, I decided to switch to Gary. His honesty, integrity and professionalism were apparent right away. He worked quickly and efficiently to help me purchase my new condo- I had a well negotiated and accepted contract in hand less than 24 hours after placing my offer! Gary makes you feel like you are his most important client. He was always available to answer any questions I had, thoroughly explained every step of the buying process and has a Rolodex of competent inspectors, handymen and lenders at your ready.

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04/11/2013 - user8879511
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA.

We enjoyed meeting and working with Gary. He is extremely helpful and professional. He always returned calls and communicated in a very timely mannner.

We would would recommend Gary to other clients.

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04/03/2013 - user5134854
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA.

Gary was very knowledgable and great to work with,would highly recommend. He showed us multiple units until we found ours. He quickly responded to all questions we had and was always available to help.

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03/17/2013 - user7367423
Bought a home in 2013.

I was an out of town buyer looking for a San Diego mid-town condo and needed a local agent who would go the extra mile and give me additional information about specific areas, the local market, over-all availability, etc., Gary Giffin always took the time, by phone and email to answer all my questions whick resulted in a successful purchase. I highly recommand Gary for his patience, knowledge, thoroughness and understanding of his clients' needs. E Harlow

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01/19/2013 - user1703773
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $275K in University City, San Diego, CA.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Gary Giffin in my recent condominium purchase. Gary’s ability to communicate his adept understanding of the local market was vital in the bidding process and ultimately with the purchase. He has a dedication to his profession that makes him a joy to work with. In all my future real estate transactions, I will no doubt call on Gary again.

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12/07/2012 - user274549
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $700K in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA.

Gary Giffin is simply a pleasure to work with. Very attentive and concerned about your needs without being pushy or aggressive. He was a wealth of knowledge about the area and services that I might be needing given that I am an out of town buyer. Gary listened to what I was looking for and truly seemed to care that we found the right fit. I totally recommend him. He is a true professional!

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12/03/2012 - user3742400
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $500K in Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA.

Real Estate Agent, Gary Giffin of Middleton & Associates Real Estate, has been great to work with. Initially, my wife and I were planning to drive to San Diego the next morning (a Sunday) and had contacted another agent about seeing her listing and some others in Pacific Beach/Crown Point. However, when we contacted this agent on Saturday morning, she was abrupt with us for not giving her enough notice. Then, I explained that we understand that this is short notice and asked if she could have someone else from her office assist us the next day. Again, she gave me a rather rude response indicating that they didn’t work like that – whatever that remark meant! It was clear that this agent (and their office) didn’t need my business so I checked out real estate agents on the web/google search specializing in the Pacific Beach area. I found some very nice comments about Gary Giffin’s service and professionalism on the web. I gave him a call and he immediately made efforts to reorganize his activities with friends and arranged to spend a couple of hours with us on short notice. He showed us about 10 condos and we particularly like a very nice condo with a view of the bay and the next morning we worked with Gary to make an offer, seller countered and we reached a deal within 24 hours thanks to Gary assistance and quick action. Gary continued to assist us through the entire purchase process, the loan process, escrow and the closing. We would highly recommend Gary!

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09/24/2012 - user958972
Bought a home in 2012.

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Gary to purchase a home in Carlsbad. Gary was very personable, professional and responsive to our needs/inquiries. Gary has excellent knowledge of the real estate market. He located a great condo for us that fit our needs and budget, and continued to be responsive throughout the entire closing process. We would highly recommend Gary to any friends or family that need assistance purchasing or selling real estate in the San Diego area!

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09/21/2012 - user030766
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $775K in Encinitas, CA.

Gary helped me with a deal I had already negotiated ( that is why I left that section blank) but I have never had a real estate professional so attentive to detail, always checking up to see if I had questions, coaching on process.

Gary is very personable but also knows how to get things done a great person to have on your team

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