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Pete Thistle

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    Agent

    Broker/Owner (13 years experience)

    5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

    Specialties:
    Buyer's Agent,
    Listing Agent,
    Short-Sale,
    Property Management

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    04/04/2013 - user90901062
    Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $700K in Marina, San Diego, CA.

    My wife and I are residents of San Clemente CA & recently decided to purchase a property in down town San Diego. For us this would be a second home / investment opportunity and the 5th real estate transaction that we would contemplate.

    I am happy to say that we are now happy owners of a great Condo in the Park Place tower which we acquired at a very attractive price. Making this happen was not a trivial task and we owe much gratitude to the professionalism and competence of our agent Pete Thistle.

    We initially connected with Pete when he responded to an online inquiry that we made about one of his listings. Pete was very responsive to our request and invited us to join him and view properties in the down town area with him. We were new to downtown living and had no knowledge of any of the properties in the area.

    Pete initially us showed a variety of very different properties in the little Italy area and gave us a great overview of what was available at various price points. We found him to be extremely knowledgeable about all of the properties; he informed us on litigation issues and was quick to educate us about future construction plans in the various neighborhoods that could impact views from the various properties. Bottom line is he is very knowledgeable about downtown San Diego and all future plans for the area.

    We did not buy a property for several months, but during this time Pete was very patient (un real-estate agent like), he was always willing to show us different properties in different areas and never pressured us to make a decision or an offer on anything. When we did find the Park Place property that we ended up purchasing Pete was on the ball with every aspect of the transaction. We closed on Dec 31 2012 and for our deal to go through everything had to happen in 3 weeks with the Christmas holiday in the mix, Well we pulled it off and I have to say that Pete’s experience really paid dividends and his diligence and professionalism throughout the entire process was outstanding.

    -John & Jane Wardle

    March 6th, 2013

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    12/01/2012 - user804295
    Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Marina, San Diego, CA.

    Pete Thistle is the best realtor we have ever had by far, and that is saying something because we have moved a lot. He lives and works downtown, and his knowledge of the area is so extensive we call him "Downtown Pete". We referred him to several sets of friends and their experiences have been nothing but positive. He really makes the often stressful experience of buying and selling real estate painless. Thanks Pete!

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    Response from Pete on 12/05/2012

    Thanks, Karen! It was a pleasure working with you and Barry to both purchase and sell your condo at CITY FRONT TERRACE. I hope you decide to return to downtown San Diego and a 2nd home/vacation home dweller in the near future!

     

      

    11/30/2012 - Bloom SAN Diego
    Helped me rent a home.

    I have to say the entire process of finding our little space for BLOOM SD was seamless. Pete Thistle was extremely helpful all the way from start to completion. When looking for a realtor it is important to find one that cares about your needs and what you are looking for. I would highly recommend San Diego City Life Real Estate for any Real Estate Transaction. Thank you Pete for being so helpful every step of the way !

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    Response from Pete on 12/05/2012

    Thank you for the kind words, Melisa! You and your BLOOM SD storefront at 660 9th Avere a welcomed addition to the NEXUS building as a clothing and accessories retailer. You have a tremendous sense of style and taste. Your merchandise reflects that.

     

      

    11/30/2012 - user3870827
    Sold a Condo home in 2011 in East Village, San Diego, CA.

    Pete goes above & beyond to make sure the buying/selling experience goes as smoothly as possible. He also has great contacts & referrals in all areas of the real estate business. Superb!

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    11/29/2012 - user6263579
    Bought a home in 2009.

    Pete Thistle was a tremendous help in working with me through the entire process of buying my townhouse here in downtown San Diego. He not only listened to my desires, helped me narrow down what I wanted, but then showed me many units over a three day period walking all over the downtown area. He was very professional in negotiating the purchase, helped me secure the financing, and made sure the entire process was a Great Experience. I would highly recommend Pete to anyone interested in working with a very professional real estate broker of the very highest integrity. :)John C. Wise CLU CHFC CLTC

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    Response from Pete on 12/05/2012

    John! Thanks for your warm recount of our time and travels together in finding a perfect fit for you at THE GRANDE SOUTH. I look forward to continuing to be a resource to you and others. -Pete

     

      

    11/28/2012 - user5114808
    Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $550K in East Village, San Diego, CA.

    Looking, buying and closing on a house is said to be the most stressful thing to be done in one's life. I was not looking forward to the process, again, when I was looking a place in San Diego. I met with Pete and was impressed with his approach to the house hunting process. We initially just talked about my interests and what would make a good neighborhood to live in. He mentioned some neighborhoods and offered to setup a search site for me to browse listings suited to what I was looking for.

    This was a great benefit for me as I travel a good deal and to be able to pull up listings suited to what I was looking for was awesome.

    Pete's attention to deal and organization is superb, and answers his phone when you call him, only one time did it go to voicemail, and he called back within 5 minutes.

    During negotiations, Pete had my best interests in mind and helped me arrive at a great deal that surpassed my expectations.

    All throughout the escrow and "paperwork" process, Pete provided me with what to expect and, being on the road a lot, he was able to provide documents that needs to be signed in an electronic format that could be signed via a smart phone....I was able to complete documents from home and during my trip to Europe that allowed the closing to complete on time with no problems.

    Pete took the time to explain the whole process, what I should expect, who everyone was in the process (escrow, lender, HOA process) and followed up to make sure I contacted who I needed to and made sure I had all the documentation I needed. It really made the process extremely stress free.

    If you are looking for a new home in San Diego, you will be doing yourself a favor if you go with Pete Thistle and his crew...I haven't sold a place in San Diego yet, but will definitely trust Pete to do this when I do look to sell down the road.

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    Response from Pete on 12/05/2012

    Thanks, Joe! Your description of what we looked at together before you ultimately decided to make THE LEGEND your new home really took me back through our tours of 92101 this summer. Your equal responsiveness to my phone conversations and electronic correspondence really made this transaction come together on time despite travel plans which had you in many states and continents during the escrow period. It was an extreme pleasure to work with someone who is by their phone and able to answer it as often as I enjoy doing. I look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood! -Pete

     

      

    11/28/2012 - user3046273
    Bought a home in 2009.

    Pete is one of two realtors I've met in my life whom I consider excellent. His knowledge of downtown San Diego is first class. I've moved 12 times. His knowledge of the process of acquiring property is thorough and professional. He keeps his appointments and responds promptly to inquirees. I highly recommend him for potential clients considering the San Diego metro area.

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    Response from Pete on 12/05/2012

    Thank you very much for your compliment, Ward. I know that you and Mary both moved down from north county San Diego to purchase at BAYSIDE after having an excellent real estate experience with your agent Jan Jarboegreider. It was an honor to be entrusted with your confidence and faith in me as an expert in downtown 92101. I really appreciate your feelings about recommending me to others who may be considering making downtown 92101 their new home. -Pete

     

      

    11/28/2012 - user601161
    Bought a home in 2010.

    Pete Thistle was recommended to us from our close friends who had used him on a purchase and sale in the downtown San Diego area. They spoke highly of his professionalism so we contacted Pete for help in a downtown condo purchase. His knowledge of the downtown market was extensive. He represented us, we closed on time with no hassles at all. Another friend of ours also used Pete for a condo purchase in Little Italy and was extremely happy with Pete.

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    Response from Pete on 12/05/2012

    Thanks, Maria! It was a pleasure helping you make an informed decision about your choice to purchase in CITY FRONT TERRACE. I look forward to continuing to work with you as a real estate resource and always appreciate you staying in touch! -Pete

     

      

    11/26/2012 - user4047200
    Found a tenant for a Condo home in Core-Columbia, San Diego, CA.

    Pete has handled several real estate transactions for me and has always been very professional and knowledgable in any situation. Delivers above and beyond expectations when dealing with contracts and negotiations.

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    Response from Pete on 11/28/2012

    Thanks, Steve! It was a pleasure helping you source a tenant for your TREO condo as well as assist you in the purchase of your condo at The Grande South. I look forward to continuing to assist you with your real estate needs. -Pete

     

      

    11/08/2012 - user1706217
    Property manage a Apartment home in East Village, San Diego, CA.

    Pete found me the perfect tenants, made sure I was paid every month on time, and handled every tenant concern during move in and out after the lease was over in a very efficient and professional manner. I would never dream of using any other realtor for managing a property or other real estate transactions.

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    Response from Pete on 11/28/2012

    Thanks, Teresa! It was a pleasure helping you and John source a tenant for your ICON condo as well as assist you in the initial purchase of this investment property. I look forward to continuing to assist you with your real estate needs. -Pete