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Cleve Shirley

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Premier Agent

5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Broker (15 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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When I was thinking about selling our rental condo in La Mesa, I checked out the real estate sites and was contacted soon after by Cleve Shirley, who offered an evaluation with no obligation. Because I hadn't really decided to sell at that point six months ago, I was as clear as possible that this might be a waste of his time, but he good-naturedly shrugged that off as "just part of the job." There was never any pressure at all as he sent us information about comparable sales, just helpful, friendly support in case we did decide to sell. <br/><br/>When I eventuallly decided to sell, Cleve convinced me to spend some money to update the flooring, paint, etc. Because there are no guarantees that making the investment would really help to sell, and because I live too far away from La Mesa to personally supervise and inspect the work, I was reluctant at first. Well, following his expert advice is one of the best moves I ever made. He handled everything, including arranging for the contractor (the outstanding Derrick Thomas) and clean-up. <br/><br/>I would have been happy closing at the number we had in mind originally, but Cleve convinced me to list at a higher range due to the upgrades. We did, and the condo sold during an open house before it could be listed on the MLS--at more than 10% above the number I expected. There is a lot of paperwork, but Cleve got us through it with a minimum of fuss. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.

  

08/23/2014 - PublishingCraig
Sold a home in 2014.

When I was thinking about selling our rental condo in La Mesa, I checked out the real estate sites and was contacted soon after by Cleve Shirley, who offered an evaluation with no obligation. Because I hadn't really decided to sell at that point six months ago, I was as clear as possible that this might be a waste of his time, but he good-naturedly shrugged that off as "just part of the job." There was never any pressure at all as he sent us information about comparable sales, just helpful, friendly support in case we did decide to sell.

When I eventuallly decided to sell, Cleve convinced me to spend some money to update the flooring, paint, etc. Because there are no guarantees that making the investment would really help to sell, and because I live too far away from La Mesa to personally supervise and inspect the work, I was reluctant at first. Well, following his expert advice is one of the best moves I ever made. He handled everything, including arranging for the contractor (the outstanding Derrick Thomas) and clean-up.

I would have been happy closing at the number we had in mind originally, but Cleve convinced me to list at a higher range due to the upgrades. We did, and the condo sold during an open house before it could be listed on the MLS--at more than 10% above the number I expected. There is a lot of paperwork, but Cleve got us through it with a minimum of fuss. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.

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07/29/2014 - rsrowe
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in La Mesa, CA.

With the current market changing all the time, I was very uneasy about having to move. Cleve took the time to talk to me and truly understand what I both wanted and needed. It is easy to get caught up in the emotion of selling and buying. What I needed, and found in Cleve, was a person who took the time to explain things to me and took me through the process at a pace I felt comfortable with. Many brokers are driven to buy/sell based on their needs and their bottom-line. Cleve is unique in that I honestly felt through the whole process that he had my best interests in mind right to the very end.

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07/14/2014 - little bit1983
Sold a home in 2013 in Rancho Carlsbad Trailer Park, Carlsbad, CA 92010.

We highly recommend Cleve for buying/selling. He recently helped us with selling our home, and not only did he make the process seamless and less stressful, he got us a great offer! We will definitely be back when we are ready to buy our replacement home. Great, knowledgeable, and friendly service!

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07/14/2014 - LaurenFossett
Sold a home in 2014 in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA 92131.

Excellent customer service, super reliable and knowledgeable! You will not be disappointed with this wonderful real estate team. Cleve has been doing this for a very long time and he will make you feel very comfortable with your decisions!

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07/09/2014 - roberablank
Bought a home in 2012.

I've been looking for a house for the last couple of years and Cleve has been a great help. He really knows his stuff and has not made me feel pressured to put in offers when I haven't been ready unlike other agents that I have worked with. When we do put in an offer he is amazing at negotiating for me. His genuine concern to help me find what I want and can afford is very refreshing. I would highly recommend him whether you are purchasing or selling a home.

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07/09/2014 - BrentL1
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in La Mesa, CA.

I am convinced that buying and selling a home is one of the most complicated processes known to mankind

I have been though a few sales and buys in my time but nothing compares to how Cleve managed our business. I set the bar pretty high and he had no trouble meeting and surpassing our expectations at every turn. Every time we move the rules and laws change, depending on what city and town, and its a maze of changing laws and bank rules, so the timing and communication has to be perfect.

Not to mention negotiating for the best prices!

Timely information, regular contact, easy to reach out to, no limit to the silly questions and always great advice, Cleve was there for us at every step of the process, making sure we were up to speed and understood what was happening.

A great experience from a great person. He is our ONLY Realtor.

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07/08/2014 - btreadwell
Bought a home in 2013 in Casa De Oro-Mount Helix, La Mesa, CA 91941.

We transacted with Nuvilla last year for a first time home purchase. We'd been on the sidelines for years analyzing various areas and worked with Cleve during this period. Cleve never applied any pressure, remained consultative throughout the process and never became frustrated with our changing desires. I'm a San Diego native and Cleve is too which I found invaluable when stuck an endless internal debate about where to buy (he provided clarity). Furthermore, my parents required help/coaching selling their home of 26 years and downsizing to a more suitable property. Cleve handled both transactions and they couldn't have been more pleased. They've mentioned several times Cleve is such a "Nice young Man!"

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