We came upon Bob purely by chance, calling the number on a listing we were interested in viewing one afternoon, but soon came to discover we had found the best realtor in Valley Center.
Bob actually changed my view of the whole real estate profession. Not only was he prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, respectful, hilarious & fun to travel with, listening to everything you said paying close attention to details learning exactly what you were looking for when house hunting with him, but his knowledge and helpfulness went far beyond what would ever be expected of a normal/typical realtor. We received legal advice, remodeling ideas, conceptual sketches he drew up himself from aerial maps to help us visualize his ideas, he setup appointments for us with civil engineering companies to better understand potential title issues we were concerned about which he attended himself - all at no charge. At one point we mentioned liking a particular home to Bob which was not even for sale, and he actually phoned up the owner and convinced him to show us the house, allowing us to make an offer on it while not even on the MLS or for sale by owner. Our offer was accepted, however, we later changed our minds on that place.
We actually put Bob through a lot… we had him make offers, rescind offers, reinstate offers we had just cancelled after twice changing our minds, and he was never bothered by any of it. If he was showing us a property that we’d just driven 45 minutes to see and my fiancé commented that she thought it smelled a little moldy and it was starting to bother her, he would immediately say, “alright, we’re out of here!” and take us to the next place on his list... stop and treat us to lunch, one courteous thing after another. He didn’t stand there arguing with us about how the mold could be taken care of, or how something we didn’t like was not really a problem. He questioned things for us when we didn’t see the issues. He ended up finding us the perfect home that we could not be more happy in now.
He also listed and sold the home that we moved from, holding multiple open houses, putting ads for our house in newspapers and magazines, created a really nice virtual tour of our home. I have seen many virtual tours from all the other homes that we looked at, and none had the same thought and creativity behind them like the one he put together for ours. He put a lot of time and effort into selling our home and got a higher price than we were ever expecting to end up getting.
He recommended a mortgage broker for us that setup the loan for our new home. The mortgage broker actually gave us special treatment, telling us it was because of the enormous respect she had for Bob, explaining that she enjoyed working with him more than any other realtor, so whenever he referred a client, she went out of her way to do the best job she could for them, in the hopes of getting to work with him again in the future.
We could not have been more pleased with the help we received from Bob, and would highly recommend him to anyone in the area.… MoreLess
This was a very satisfying process, guys - and we had lots of fun along the way. One point I want to clarify to the public is that I did not "give legal advice", but rather helped explain a land use issue and advised you to get advice from an attorney - and that the need for this advice is for things unrelated to anything we did together. At any rate, after months of research and effort, you are in best property I can imagine for you all (including your horse). I'm so happy for you. Now it's fun receiving your texts and emails regarding the improvements you're doing at the new "ranch". I look forward to similar future reports. Thanks again for the privilege of working with you!