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Bought a Single Family home in 2004 in Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA.
Primary point of contact: Jacob Menath
Jake's knowledge of the Clairemont area was the first thing that attracted us to his service. We knew that we would end up looking for awhile, based on what we were searching for, with our budget. Jake was extremely patient with our "must-haves" and "wishes" for the house. Even during weeks where there was nothing new that we could find, he still came up with other houses for us to check out. He took the time to educate us on all the surrounding areas, to help us venture out a little farther than we had thought we would want to go. He was immediately responsive with my millions of questions and throughout the entire process, especially the negotiating process; we felt 100% in great hands. We had never bought a house before, and with Jake and Judy's help, we felt comfortable and trustworthy of their expertise. We would use Team Spady again and we would definitely recommend Jake if you're looking for an honest agent with great integrity, willing to help get you what you want!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA.
Judy has a great sense if joy and very oriented toward attaining the best results possible. Judy is always encourage and is willing and able to stand in the gap for her client. Team Spady is very cooperative and went out of their way to lead me through all the steps of selling paperwork from Florida, where I am living! Awesome Team! Thanks!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA.
Team Spady helped my husband and I find our first home together in San Diego. Each member of their team made us feel like we were the only client that they had. Very responsive, fought hard for us to get the home that we wanted, and made us feel like part of their family. We will not use anyone else after the experience that we had with Team Spady. They are amazing. It's hard to find people like the Spady team and family!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $425K in Point Loma Heights, San Diego, CA.
I've had the good fortune to be able to work with Team Spady for both a home purchase and a home sale, and their skills, experience, and resources are incomparable in both areas.
One of the biggest differences between Team Spady and another realtor is highlighted in their chosen reference- this isn't a realtor, it's a realtor team. For you as the buyer/seller, this means there is always someone to answer your email, take your call, or handle your concern. You don't need to make sure you find who's "on" at the moment- they make sure someone gets back to you without your needing to keep track of them. The team is broad-spectrum- there is someone, or an affiliate, to handle every possible need- marketing services, client relations, contracting services for repairs or upgrades, and the usual title and mortgage associations.
My primary interface in both the purchase and sale was Jake. When I purchased, I was in a time crunch to find housing to meet family requirements. His patience and good humor are unparalleled- I had him take me back and forth between nearby properties multiple times while I hemmed and hawed about which I should choose. He passed it off as par-for-the-course (I later discovered realtors have to log each separate entry- I was creating a paperwork nightmare for him, but he never complained) and told me a story of needing to show a different client upwards of 40 properties. Jake also successfully negotiated for the buyer to replace the hot water heater and attend to some other plumbing issues, which I very much appreciated.
Although Jake was still my primary interface on the sale, I had much more interaction with Kristin, Caitlin, and Danielle. Kristin gave me expert advice on preparing my home and Caitlin helped with last-minute emergency prep. My buyer turned out to be extremely high-maintenance, and Jake, Judy, and Danielle together fielded and buffered multiple unreasonable requests and claims from the buyer, and very heroically offloaded considerable stress from me during that period. The team was also able to find a contractor for me who was able to make some short-notice upgrades to the property, which really added to its beauty and resale appeal.
I can't say enough about this team. They are of the highest integrity, and are impeccably diplomatic and immeasurably skilled. I have referred them to several friends and hope to have the opportunity to work with them again in the future.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA.
I was very happy with my realtor, Jake. Jake was extremely thorough, and trustworthy. He works with a great level of integrity. His high level of professionalism was well balanced with his congenial personality.
Team Spady helped me find my dream house!! I am totally not exaggerating! I was looking for a house for several months because I was pretty picky and wanted the best house I could get in my price range. They were super patient even though I took forever to choose.
When I finally decided on a house, my offer was accepted - and I have no doubt that their reputation and negotiation skills played a huge role. Team Spady was impeccably efficient. Nothing was overlooked, and all the paperwork was done ahead of schedule.
Even after the close of escrow, they continue to be extremely helpful. I had some questions about my home insurance and warranty, and my escrow account, and they responded quickly to my emails.
I give Team Spady 5 stars on everything. They are professional, efficient, experienced, and treat you like family. I highly recommend them!
Team Spady is a professional group of peaple. They are very knowledgeable about the Real Estate Laws and process of buying and selling homes. Very pleasant to work with, they will strive to sell and/or find you your "dream" home. Would definitely recommend!!
I do not live in California, but Judy was a great help to me selling my brother's home in San Diego. She provided me with advice and resources in making physical improvements that expedited the sale and increased the price of the property. Thanks to Judy and her whole team, a very difficult project for me was accomplished in the shortest amount of time with great results.
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $225K in La Mesa, CA.
I had a great experience with Team Spady. Although my situation was a complicated one, Jake and Judy made the process as simple and hassle free as possible. Jake always promptly made time to show us homes we wanted to see and Judy was able to expertly answer any questions I had about the process. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home.
Judy was extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of my transactions with her. She is a wonderful person and I would recommend her to anybody buying/selling a home. She could not have been more helpful in every aspect.