Xavier handled all my needs immediately and effectively from start to finish as property manager of the unit I rented recently. He is such a competent professional! Any time I had a question or a problem, his response was quick and the results completely satisfactory. If he needed to consult the property owner, Xavier did so with remarkable speed and positive results. I always felt that he represented my interests equally with the owner's. He was sensitive and accommodating to my schedule whenever any detail needed attention. Every renter should be so lucky to have Xavier as their property manager!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $575K in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA.
Xavier was terrific - one of the best realtors that I've ever seen. The San Diego housing market is tough, and we made 9 offers, and saw countless houses, before we successfully purchased one. Xavier patiently arranged showings and created offers for us. No pressure, no attempts to convince us to spend more than we were comfortable with. He did, however, provide advice on negotiation strategy, and followed up on absolutely every last detail.
Since we were living 150 miles north of San Diego, we really appreciated Xavier's flexibility in showing us properties on evenings and weekends. One Sunday, we looked at several houses, and then saw another that we liked on our way out of town. Xavier drove back to meet us for the 2nd time that day so we could see the last house. He was also incredibly responsive by email; I typically got responses within 15-30 minutes.
Buying a house can be an incredibly stressful experience. Xavier is a realtor that can be trusted to help you through the process.
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Golden Hill, San Diego, CA.
Xavier helped me with a successesful short sale. Listing that he put was very good and I received many offers. Short sale was a stressful process because it required a lot of communications with lender(s) but Xavier took care of it so I did not have to do anything.
I did not want to sell the property but my financial situation did not allow me to keep it. Xavier did understand my sensitive feeling and was so kind and supportive through the process. There were so many offers I received from different short sale agents through mail (some how they knew that I was going to do a short sale!) but I made a right decision to ask Xavier to be my agent. I respect him very much and would recommend him to everyone.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Mt. Hope, San Diego, CA.
My husband and I were looking for a house around/near Golden Hill and Xavier helped us find our new home. Xavier is very patient and goal oriented to find our dream home. Because our budget and particular area of preference, it was not so easy to find what we were looking for. Xavier helped us to view many properties in/outside of the area of our preference. Sometimes I felt but that we were taking long time and too many houses but Xavier was always in very good mood and always asked our opinions.
We were so happy to spend weekends with him going to see houses. We never felt being pushed or rushed by him. He made us feel comfortable to take time to find our dream house.
Xavier was also very helpful with the process of finding a right lender for us through his recommended mortgage agent. Xavier also was very kind to invest some time explaining the documentation process to purchase this property after our offer was accepted. We felt that he was not only very knowledgable and well experienced, but truly care his clients. We felt that he really enjoy helping us find our dream home.
Thank you so much, Xavier!
Sold a Single Family home in 2003 for approximately $375K in University Heights, San Diego, CA.
Xavier helped us sell our condo and buy a house. He's very professional, responsive and also fun. Cool flyers, open house, negotiation, etc... Thanks to him the whole process was very pleasant. We're shopping for a condo now and have asked him to represent us again.
Xavier was extremely helpful with our relocation to San Diego. His knowledge of pricing and market trends was outstanding. Most impressive was his immediate responses to our needs and making himself available anytime he was needed. I would not hesitate to use him in the future.
I am writing this review today to try to begin to offer you insight on how remarkable my experience was with Xavier McDonnell. Before Xavier, we had unsuccessfully met with realtors or scheduled to meet and got stood up with many realtors that proved not to make us feel that we were important, as we should have felt because this was the biggest purchase of our lives.
By happenstance, my boyfriend and I stumbled upon an open House that Xavier was hosting. We had previously lived on the East Coast and had only been in CA for about 6 months when we met Xavier. The day of his open house we gave our information to him with our interests and our desires in our dream home. Because of our recent move, we knew we wanted to live in San Diego but had no idea where.
After giving our info, we did not expect to hear from him, but the very next day we not only received a follow-up courtesy call, but also an email with 16 different properties that matched our critieria. Every one of those homes he sent us were amazing in our eyes, because they were exactly what we were looking for, but had no clue how to find them.
Then we began our search with Xavier as he showed us home, after home. He was always very informative, professional, nice and courteous of our needs. I truly feel blessed to have made his acquaintance. Then we found our dream home and even before an offer was made he sat down with us and explained in great detail ALL of the paperwork that would be involved in buying a home in CA (and believe me, there is a lot of paperwork).
We were new to the area, so Xavier recommended an amazing mortgage broker to us. Because of credit history, it took us several months to get our pre-approval. You would think that most realtors would give up on you in that time frame but he never showed any doubt or concern. He was always very positive with us, which was so comforting during such a frustrating process of dealing with creditors (as you may know). He always checked in to see how we were doing.
Finally, we had been pre-approved and he was standing by ready to guide us in making an offer. We put the offer in and after playing the ping-pong game of offers, our offer was accepted! Now, the story does not end here. Xavier then began sending us paperwork and more paperwork that of course I had a plethora of questions on. He always took the time to go over everything extremely thoroughly with me and was very responsive. He even recommended a great inspector when we needed one.
Now we are in our Dream Home and I would love to say my story ended there, but it did not. The first night that we stayed here, we had extreme plumbing issues. When Xavier had reached out to me to check up on us, I explained our situation and he was extremely comforting and helpful. He offered us guidance and assistance that I never would have expected. He is THE realtor that you want doing business for you. He always proved to us that he is willing and will go above and beyond for his clients.
I can't begin to thank him enough or truly express my gratitude for all he has done for us. I hope that those reading this review today heed my advice because I know you won't regret it. Before our experience, there were no reviews out there but we took a leap of faith and were well rewarded for it. Good Luck with your home search!
Xavier McDonnell is one of the nicest persons I have ever known, and he's very dedicated to his work.
I first met him many years ago when I randomly walked into an open house he was showing. I didn't much like that specific home and Xavier asked me what is that I had in mind instead, so I did. Sure enough, some time later he called me to let me know that he had found a home for sale exactly like the one I had in mind, and asked me if I wanted to go see it. I was impressed that he remembered everything I said to him, and when I went to see that home it was exactly as I was hoping it was, so I gladly bought it.
I recommended Xavier to other friends who also bought their home through Xavier and were very happy with him. To this day, whenever I have a question about homes for either myself or someone I know, I always call Xavier. He's always available and has all the answers, or will find them and get back to me.
I highly recommend Xavier McDonnell as a real estate expert who is very pleasant to work with.