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Tim Nelson
REALTOR, CA Dre License
11 Recent Sales (last 12 months)


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation

- Highly likely to recommend
10/07/2013 - MeganDonohue0
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $825K in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA.
Tim guided us through our first home purchase in an extremely competitive market and helped us find a great house. We limited our search area to an extremely small portion of the beach communities. Because interest rates were super low and many real estate investment firms were snapping up properties, most of the homes had 10+ offers. Needless say, the competitive market and our small search area brought some challenges, and our search lasted 1.5 years but Tim never flagged in his enthusiasm to help us find precisely what we were looking for. I would recommend his services without reservation.
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- Highly likely to recommend
09/23/2013 - user0618796
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $625K in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
We couldn't have been happier with Tim as our agent. Even though he's a busy guy, he made us feel like his only clients through the entire search and buying process (and that process lasted a while). He was always responsive and always made time for last-minute showings.

The thing we appreciated most was that his number one priority was making sure we were happy with the property and the numbers. There was no pressure to make a decision or to hurry things along. He's not in this for quick wins; he's genuinely passionate about real estate and fostering long-term relationships and that shows.

In addition to helping us find the right place for us to call home, he was also an invaluable asset during negotiations. He was aggressive, but also fair and well reasoned, which is why the deal got done.

And during escrow, his attention to detail and his team's willingness to dig for information that could impact our new home down the line (whether that be from neighboring developments, current homeowners or the city) was invaluable.

Throughout the entire process my wife and I kept saying "we're so glad he's our agent!" And I know we're not the first ones to have said that.
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- Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2013 - user6398870
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $850K in Bay Ho, San Diego, CA.
Tim was outstanding!! We were first time buyers and needed an agent to guide us through the process. We completely trusted him and couldn't have been more happy with his professionalism, expertise, and generosity. He paid to have our house steam cleaned and had a repair man fix some of the things noted in the inspection process. He was always available and responded to text messages, emails, and phone calls immediately. Also, he never pushed for a sale. He even walked us off some properties. He is a must have for buying a house. If I purchase another home or choose to rent our current house I will be using Tim for sure. You can not go wrong with Tim.
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2013 - user3903431
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $500K in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Simply couldn't be more thankful to Tim Nelson for the individual commitment, integrity, enthusiasm and overall positive attitude he demonstrated every step of the way during the sale of our property. Tim approached every detail with intuitive knowledge and creativity that truly inspired. There were no bounds to Tim's resourcefulness, proven time and again by his ease of turning obstacles or challenges into rewarding opportunities. The experience has been profoundly meaningful, one in which I have gained invaluable knowledge and utmost respect for Tim Nelson.
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- Highly likely to recommend
04/10/2013 - user91972077
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $2.325M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Tim is a great agent. We worked with him to buy our house in the Shores. He was incredibly knowledgeable about every listing we ever looked at or even mentioned to him. He not only knew the basic facts about each property, but he knew background, history and details that often made him more knowledgeable than the listing agents. He guided us through all steps of the process expertly and quickly. No matter what day of the week, time of day or the simplicity or complexity of the question, Tim always responds promptly, enthusiastically, and with the answer! In the end, with Tim's knowledge, expertise, guidance, and assistance, we found the perfect house -- and got a great deal! We could not have had a better agent or a better experience than we had with Tim.
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- Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2013 - GeneBarduson
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $2.6M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
In the most difficult LaJolla Market we have seen in years,Tim was able to maximize the our sale price and minimize the sell cycle.

Always available for discussions on strategy,marketing and pricing he kept us confident and realistic throughout the process.

His honesty and straight forward approach kept us informed and in touch with current market conditions and recent transactions in the area.

Personable and fun to be around,This is the tenth home we have sold,Tim is without a doubt one of the best realators we have experienced.

Gene Barduson
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- Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2013 - user4762539
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $3.575M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Tim is the ultimate real estate professional -- and goes way above and beyond to assist his clients in achieving their goal. We have bought and sold numerous homes in the US, so we understand what a gem Tim is. Tim has a special insight into people, and is a superb listener. He instantly understood the kind of home we wanted -- and zeroed in. So many other brokers waste a lot of time showing housing outside the clients' objective. If it weren't for Tim's tenacity and skillful negotiation skills, we never would have been able to purchase the house of our dreams. It was a complex and delicate negotiation that brokers twice Tim's age would have fumbled.Our travel schedule meant Tim had to do so much more legwork and paperwork, including reaching out to us at strange hours in remote places. He was responsive, forthright, ethical and wise throughout our transaction. His relentless client focus is why we will use him when we sell another property. E&S
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- Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2012 - mbkrengel
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $750K in Torrey Highlands, San Diego, CA.
Tim represented us as buyers in the purchase of our first home in Carmel Valley in August of 2011. We do not have enough superlatives to express how pleased we were with Tim as a realtor and as a person. We have worked with several other realtors in the past but Tim is a step above every realtor we've ever met.

Tim is by far the most organized, professional, and most importantly, thoughtful, realtor we've ever met. He is always on time, always prepared, and always very well informed about every property we looked at over a 6 month period. Tim is the type of realtor that wants above all else for you to be happy with the home you purchase. He will give you the pros and the cons of each property based on his vast experience and he even talked us out of a couple homes where he would have collected an easy commission because he didn't think they were a good fit or purchase. And thank goodness he did, because thanks in part to his positive approach and patience we waited until we finally found our dream house. And, he assisted us through the bid process, counseling us at every turn. He made home buying a wonderful experience.

We now count Tim among our friends here in San Diego. His positive energy and outlook and his extreme professionalism are evident from the first time you meet him. I cannot recommend him highly the risk of being mistaken for a relative or even Tim himself with my/our enthusiasm. Lol.

Thanks for everything Tim!
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- Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2011 - surauntbarbara
Bought a Condo home in 2009 in La Jolla Village, La Jolla, CA.
Tim was a great help to me and my partner in purchasing a condo in La Jolla. He was tireless in showing us properties in and around San Diego and really knowledgeable about the market and honing in on properties that were right for us. I was impressed with how patient and professional Tim is and how committed he is to helping us still ( we bought the property over 2 years ago.) Tim helped us rent our condo and the experience of ownership across the miles has been all positive... especially with Tim's help and knowing he is there when we need him.
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- Highly likely to recommend
12/30/2010 - Jules Aires
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $2.95M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Tim was awesome to work with. He understands the market and priced our home in the perfect range. Tim also went above and beyond .Tim kept us informed at all times- When we decided to sell our home I contacted the best real estate company Willis Allen-with their knowledge of been in La Jolla for so many years, Tim was able to share that information with us- and it showed as our home sold for a very good price in the current economic environment. We will be contacting Tim when we next want to purchase another home
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Tim Nelson
Willis Allen Real Estate
1131 Wall St.
La Jolla, CA  92037
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