When choosing to list my short sale with San Diego Real Estate and Investments, I relied heavily on other people's honest opinions regarding their experiences, so I would like to share mine also.7/6/2012
From the start, I found that SDREAI had a very good handle on the entire process. After meeting with Kurt on the phone and in person to answer every single of my many, many questions to my satisfaction, I then worked with Tiffany from his staff for the duration of the transaction. Her, like Kurt, were both very knowledgeable and helpful. I really liked that she kept me in the loop of the process every step of the way - I didn't every have to ask "what's going on?". I found that to be very helpful. Although there were some things that they could not control, like the lender not moving very quickly, they did what they needed to tactfully escalate the situation to the superior of the lagging negotiator, and they did get the attention required to still proceed in a timely manner. Again, I was informed about the situation and her plan to give him a little time, then escalate further - this was done without me having to ask about it.
Normally I am not someone that easily says "5 stars!!!", "YES!!!", etc., however in this case I really didn't have any unpleasant feelings about the process once we got started so I have no reason to not give SDREAI full credit for a smooth process. Again, I felt very informed from Kurt and his well educated and helpful staff. I really would recommend them for their expertise. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Morena, San Diego, CA. user2436519
We were referred to Kurt Wannebo's team from a friend who recently short sold their home. They recommended Nicole Furlong as the Agent so we went with her. Kurt and Nicole and Becky (office staff) work together as a solid team to where you don't have any worries. Nicole calls you through out the process to fill you in on the progress of the short sale process, Kurt overseas and is aware of all happenings with your home's short sale process and Becky is in charge of sending you all paper work that needs to be signed. What i appreciated about Becky is that she leaves "x" marks next to every section that you need to sign. The short sale documents can sometimes be lengthy and to make the process quicker, you know exactly where to sign and you feel a peace that they have your back. Whenever i had questions about the documents i could call and ask Nicole and she was available to answer all my questions. I felt like Nicole empathized with our situation and that she fought for us as if it was her own home. I didn't feel like a transaction, i felt like she truly cared about our situation and she was fighting for us. Our home was sold 10/18/11. I use to coach Realtors and i know there are very good Realtors that are doing short sales, HOWEVER, please please take my advice. There are sooo many details and sooo much specific conversations that need to take place between agent and banks and you need to have someone that knows what the banks are doing right now. Banks are disorganized and they know if they are working with someone who is experienced on Short Sales or if they are working with just another AGENT to where they may give that inexperienced agent the run around. Please take my advice, you need to go with Kurt's team because they fight for you and they know how to talk to the banks and they know what to expect. I hope this review helps you decide. Misty Chappelle. Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Vista, CA. mistykiss10/28/2011
I have finally found a real estate company that is run like a very efficient business. From start to finish Kurt and his team fulfilled every expectation and given such dedication a quick sale, full price offer came as no surprise. Nicole was a pleasure to work with, great communication, efficient and very knowledgeable about the process. The key point is that you will not find a better real estate company in San Diego. Sold a home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130. petemag723/26/2015
I had tried for 6 years to refi my home in San Diego but was unable to do so. I decided my only course of action was to do a short sale of the property. I had talked to Kurt on the phone months earlier and when I contacted him again he had all the information from the first phone call at hand, Impressive. It took six months but I was able to sell the property and that was tremendous load off of my shoulders. I have to thank Kurt and Mike for their help in getting me on the right track again. Sold a Multi Family home in 2012 in Normal Heights, San Diego, CA. user569604011/27/2012
My family and I needed to short sell our home, and after doing some research we decided to go with Kurt and his team. It was the best decision we made. The day after Felicia listed our home we got a couple offers and a lot of activity. We listed in July and closed in October during the closing process we were constantly kept informed as to what was going on and what to expect next. I was worried at first about getting short sale appoval from both Bank of America and City Mortgage due to our combined income. Kurt and his team managed to not only get the approval but also $13,000 in move out incentives. My family and I greatly appricate everything that San Diego Real Estate & Investment did for us, and expecially thanks to Felecia Jerbasi. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA. user051075711/19/2012
I first contacted Kurt Wannebo and his team 1 week before the foreclosure auction date on my property. Kurt successfully delayed the auction and immediately initiated the short sale process with us. From the time I made the phone call to the day our short sale closed was 60 days! Kurt and his associate, Tiffany Abbiate, handled our case and circumstances with sensitivity and were extremely responsive. I was continuously impressed with their organization and attention to detail. I was very happy with the service they provided and would absolutely recommend them to my family and friends. Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Vista, CA. user2141082/21/2012
Kurt Wannebo and his SDREAI team were great during the short-sale of my home following my divorce. I was introduced to Kurt by a friend, and within a matter of minutes, I was convinced that his team needed to handle the transaction. His team’s depth and breadth of knowledge about the process, established by the sheer number of transactions that they handle, made selection of his team a no-brainer. Previously, another agent had been tentatively selected to handle the short-sale. I described this agent’s approach, and Kurt educated me very quickly on the flaws in the agent’s approach, and how those flaws would not only prolong the process, but could actually jeopardize completion of the negotiations with the bank. Once I was on board with Kurt’s team, they handled everything, and provided me with timely guidance and updates. If you have to sell or short-sell your home, it would be a mistake to not go directly to Kurt. I understand that he’s the best in the business, and now I know why. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Eastlake Trails, Chula Vista, CA. user56044927/30/2012
We were amazed at how quickly and smoothly the whole process was. Very professional. They kept in constant contact to give us updates. Our agent Nicole was very nice and helpful. In this market, selling your house can be tough to impossible (and sometimes even nightmarish). Not for us! Our house sold in no time at all. We couldn't have asked for or even imagined a better experience. We highly recommend them! Highly! Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Otay Ranch Village 1, Chula Vista, CA. user4754783/20/2012
Kurt is the best, enough said!!! We bought during a seller's market, and with little to no buying power and leverage "he made magic happen"!! I don't know how to convey that more. We didn't think we'd get anything in our request for repairs and we beyond pleasantly surprised.5/3/2017
Nicholas Iannitti is a gem! House buying is very stressful, especially when the homes you like have +12 offers. It's very easy to lose enthusiasm or panic. Nicholas always brought excitement, humor, stories, and wisdom to the experience. Admittedly, I'm not the easiest buyer to get a long with, but that didn't stop Nicholas. He would take my calls any time of any day to make sure whatever I need was addressed. Unlike others in the industry that merely have the title, Nicholas is a genuine professional. Not only does he really know his stuff (which is rare), but he goes above and beyond throughout each step of the process. I know for a fact we wouldn't have landed our house without his strategy/techniques which come from years of experience. I highly recommend Nicholas.
Also, his staff is top notch. Ryan Riell helped us see numerous homes, and had an amazing talent for finding details to be aware of. He spotted additions, after market-youtube rennovations, and had a really good sense of what my wife and I were looking for when it came to suggestions. In fact, we're actually applying some of them now to our new home. He is very punctual (never late).
In general, Kurt's employees are all very direct, honest, and highly attuned to the market/situation. I can honestly say, I have no interest going anywhere else. I love my house and don't foresee selling it, but if for some reason I do, Kurt I'll be seeing you again. Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA. Jordan Meyers
We had been in the market to purchase a home for well over an year. We were extremely picky and it took some time for the right place to present itself. During that entire time, Felicia was there for us and did an incredible job accommodating our very specific needs. As soon as we found the right place, Felicia was on top of everything. She helped us barter a better deal and took care of all the little annoying things that we could not and did not want to deal with. Her and her team were amazing and we would happily use them again in the future, as well as recommend them to anyone that is currently in the market for a home. Bought a Townhouse home in 2017 in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA. nellyk46
My husband and I are going through a divorce and was unable to sell our home through the traditional process. We had no choice but to sell our loved home as a short sale. This was an emotional time for us and Kurt and his team, Mike Hinmon, made this experience as pleasant as it possibly could be given the situation. We were able to select a young family (one of 13+ offers) and who loved our home. The transition went very smoothly. Mike kept us informed throughout the process. I would highly recommend this company for any real estate transaction. Very professional and informative. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in El Cajon, CA. user882194312/6/2012
On a recent short sale, I worked with Kurt and his associate Felicia Jerbasi. Kurt was responsive and provided a detailed tutorial of what to expect during the short sale process. Felicia Jerbasi handled the sale. Felicia was also responsive, knowledgeable and helped the process proceed smoothly. The sale closed within months. I would recommend their services to friends. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Grantville, San Diego, CA. user270387211/16/2012
We have been long term residents of Carmel Valley and through the process have met many of the top real estate agents. We met Nicholas Iannitti at an open house and he impressed us with his knowledge and "go get them" attitude. When we decided to list our house, we interviewed Nick alongside several of these other agents. Kurt also personally came with Nick to the interview and we were blown away by the presentation. In today's digital world, information is everywhere- but understanding that information, translating it into a sale's strategy is what separates Kurt and his group. Kurt and Nick spent a lot of time explaining to us different listing strategies and how those approaches fit into the market. It was also immediately obvious the high ethical standards and customer service that Kurt and his team hold themselves to. When you engage Kurt, you truly do engage a team. Nick was the point person on our deal but had behind him support from the staging, to the marketing to the closing that made the deal seamless for us. Like all deals , there were points where things got difficult and thats where Nick's tenacity and commitment to his clients really showed. He was our advocate, our champion but also our voice of reason when we needed it. We look forward to working with everyone again on our next transaction. Sold a Condo home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. hchen036/13/2016
I worked with Kurt Wannebo and his team at San Diego Real Estate & Investments during the short sale of my property. Kurt came highly recommended by a neighbor who was also working with SDREAI for a short sale. Kurt’s website allowed me to become more familiar with the process before deciding to proceed. On the site, Kurt has posted numerous videos describing the ins and outs of how short-sales work. Once I agreed to work with SDREAI, Brandy was assigned as the agent for my property. She came out to answer all of my questions, assess the property, and take pictures. Within a week, the property was listed and it only took a very short time before an offer was made and the property was sold. Brandy and the staff at SDREAI helped me with all of the paperwork and took care of all property negotiations. If I had any questions, Kurt’s staff was always available. Deciding to put a house up for short sale is never easy, but Kurt and his team at SDREAI made the process much easier for me. I highly recommend calling SDREAI if you are considering a short sale for your home. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in El Cajon, CA. user24732859/7/2012
After researching and consulting with several short sale specialists we decided to go with Kurt Wannebo of San Diego Real Estate & Investments. Kurt’s team was very professional, friendly, informative and helpful throughout the process. Kurt uses informative videos during the entire home selling process, and also uses the latest technology to assist in document signing, Nicole Furlong was the agent assigned to us. She kept us informed every step of the way and did an absolutely outstanding job!11/10/2012
We had four offers on our house in the first week including one exceeding our asking price. The entire process took only about two months, which from what I have been told about short sales is record time. In the end we were forgiven for our first and second mortgages and even received $3,000 from HAFA. What a relief it is to actually make more money than we spend each month. Kurt has changed (and prolonged) our lives and now I can sleep peacefully again.
When looking to short sale your home its important to use someone who is very familiar with the process. I believe Kurt Wannebo is the best of the best and highly recommend San Diego Real Estate & Investments. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Tierrasanta, San Diego, CA. user1472375
I highly recommend Erika Spears at San Diego Real Estate. She is a knowledgeable12/17/2012
professional with a lot of experience in our current market; one which is highly competitive and involving complex situations such as short sales and foreclosures. Erika was always professional and very patient, in view of a difficult market - too many buyers chasing a reduced amount of listings.
Erika was calm, collected and even fun through a frustrating process, I hope to continue working with her should another opportunity arise. Bought a home in 2012. user931445
We chose Kurt to help us with our short sale after a friend recommend him to us. I had heard many horror stories about going through the process prior to meeting with Kurt and his team. Let me say that he made it as easy as possible. His team always kept us up to date with anything we needed to know. I will for sure contact him when we are ready to purchase again. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Olde Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA. mgarman811/18/2013
Kurt and his entire team, especially Felicia did a fantastic job helping us sale our house quickly. The team is extremely professional, expects in their fields and very, very patient people. The team was quick to answer my calls and emails answering our many questions about the sale, taxes and so much more. I would and actually have recommended Kurt and his company to others who are looking to sale their homes quickly and without hassle. We appreciate SD Real Estate and Investments. Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. user670004253/13/2014
I contacted Kurt the first time months before we decided we were going to use his services. We were back and forth with our decision and Kurt was more than supportive. There was no pressure and we decided to wait. In the mean time, Kurt contacted us periodically to check on us letting us know his services were still available. When the time came and we were certain about our decision Kurt was there for us and willing to help us when no one else would.12/22/2012
We started with a visit to his office and met with Kurt, (which was a surprise, we were expecting to meet with someone who worked for him) he explained everything in great detail and helped make our decision easier to make. From that moment on the rest was cake. Working with Felicia was like working with a friend. We took all of her recommendations and trusted her judgment and truly felt that she had our best interest at heart. Thank you, Felicia. We had the pleasure of working with Kurt, Felicia, John, Lillian and a few others. They were all great and made our process so much easier than I could have ever imagined. I would recommend Kurt and his team to anyone in Southern California. I've heard of short sales being a nightmare and it truly was a dream come true for us. We really can't thank all of you enough. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Santee, CA. user6219659
Felicia was great to work with. She is good at her job and very prompt. She was able to get the price that I wanted for my home. The professional videos and pictures really helped too. Sold a Condo home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. amybitner88/14/2017
I found San Diego Real Estate and Investment searching the web and got the chance to watch all the Kurt’s videos on YouTube before my interview with him. Even though I was well informed before my first one to one interview with Kurt, it was well worth it; he was professional to the details, and at the end I walked out feeling I had made the right choice.12/23/2012
During the long and sometimes stressful process of selling my property, Mr. Wannebo was always reachable and available for me, in a professional, kind, and supportive way.
I got the privilege also to work with Tiffany Hope Abbiate, who is the Director of Sales and Marketing for SDREI, and my experience with her was just outstanding, as well as my experience with all the staff in the office that I got the chance interact with.
I will not hesitate to contact Kurt Wannebo, and his wonderful team for any future real estate business.
Eduardo. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in University Heights, San Diego, CA. user8582226
After working with SDREI and Kurt Wannebo, I realized that I made the best choice possible for a realtor/broker. Very knowledgeable. Extremely open to communication. Excellent customer satisfaction guarantee. Kurt and his team surpassed my hopes and expectations with what a realtor should be all about. He and his team walked me through every step of the home buying process. He even offered to help with issues not even related to buying a home! I would highly recommend Kurt and his team to anyone who wants a full service, red carpet realtor. Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Oceanside, CA. user36111611/20/2013
Selling a house is a stressful process, especially when the house has been on the market with no offers. I connected with Kurt Wannebo and Nicole Furlong because they sold my best friend and neighbor’s house in 2014. They are by far the best in Carmel Valley.7/1/2015
Kurt and Nicole are the definition of awesome! These two are everything and more than I could ask for. They are professional, efficient, and most importantly knowledgeable. I can’t say enough good things about them and how truly appreciative of them I am. In addition to their expertise in the Carmel Valley region and real estate business, Kurt is a smart negotiator, an attribute that has been refined through the number of transactions he’s been a part of on both the buying and selling end. His advice during this negotiation phase was invaluable and after we talked, he always made me feel better about whatever decision I was about to make.
Nicole is exceptional. She understands her clients. She also managed to help me to buy my new home at the price I wanted. She was there every step of the process from finding a lender and a home inspector, to repair man and cleaning crew. Nicole was extremely responsive to my questions. I never had to wait more than 30 minutes for a return phone call or an email even when she was out of country on personal leave. There were many times I thought I wouldn’t be able to get my dream home and move in on time, but Nicole pulled it through. I highly recommend San Diego Real Estate and Investments to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. leblancxilun
Our younger son recently moved to Seattle, and our older son, who lives in Rancho Penasquitos, was deployed to Japan. My wife and I decided to explore moving to the San Diego area to be near our son's family. We had lived in our home near Los Angeles for over 38 years and had renovated the house completely. So the process of relocating was not only foreign to us, but finding a suitable and down-sized house would be difficult. At first I thought I'd check the net to see what was available in our price range. By luck, I came across Kurt Wannebo's San Diego Real Estate's site, and filled out a questionnaire. A couple of hours later we got a call from Nicholas Iannitti, from SDRE asking if he could help us find a new home. Fortuitous for us, we met with Nick and were very impressed with his attention to detail and expertise. At first we weren't sure just what we wanted other than being near the ocean, and close to our grandkids. Our home in Porter Ranch sold in 3 days. As Nick helped us explore multiple options ,we realized that we needed a single story home near our family in the 92129 area. Nick was right there with lists of houses that fit our needs. He accommodated our schedule to show us homes on weekends we came down to San Diego. With his guidance, we put in a successful offer. It didn't end there. During the escrow process there were some snafu's with our LA house buyer. The realtor we had for our house was a nice enough guy, however he didn't have the where with all to negotiate contingencies, take care of timely paperwork, and advise us accordingly. Thank heaven Nick was there to bail us out of problems that our listing realtor had either missed or left off. At one point, if it wasn't for Nick's knowledge, relentless attention to detail, and outstanding ! guidance, the deal would have never materialized. We were lucky to have Mr. Iannitti in our corner, and we thank him for his tremendous support. He is an excellent realtor, and a new-found friend. Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Sabre Springs, San Diego, CA. retired728612/8/2015
After getting a new job in September 2014, our family relocated from Orange County to Carlsbad. We had family in the area and while staying with them we were introduced to Tom Wilson. Even though the relocation company that my new employer used had already assigned us a local agent, Tom showed genuine interest in helping our family find a perfect home. The experience with our first agent didn't go well and my wife and I found ourselves relying on Redfin to continue our home search. We decided to make a change and after getting approval from the relocation company, we were able to use Tom as our agent. The very next day he called me up to let me know a house was getting ready to go on the market in our preferred neighborhood. He came over that night and proposed an excellent strategy to maximize our chances of getting the house. We looked at the house and put together a thorough offer packet and it was accepted a few days later. We closed on the home in November about four weeks after we signed up to work with Tom. Not only were we fortunate enough to find a great home in Carlsbad, but we were also blessed to gain a good friend during the process. We will always appreciate Tom and SDREI's support team and will recommend them in the future. Bought a home in 2014. geekiej1/6/2015
Great experience with Kurt Wannebo and his team. Nicole Furlong from San Diego Real Estate and Investments worked with me. She was very knowledgeable, helpful and had a lot of great tips and information to share regarding the short sale of my home. Their team uses a lot of the latest technology to make the process of selling the home a successful one. They also use technology to help one do the required paperwork easy from your home. I was impressed and would use their services without hesitation. Thank you Kurt, Nicole and all of the team at SDREAI! Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, CA. user862858812/7/2012
When I finally decided to Short Sale my property Kurt did a super job on the short sale in a timely manner, always keeping me informed as to what the whole process was going to entail. I would highly recommend Kurt Wannebo Real Estate & Investments to everyone that needs a Professional Broker. Kurt and his staff were very friendly and so helpful! Thanks once again Kurt for all your heip! Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA. user21802151/5/2013
SDREAI (San Diego Real Estate & Investments) sold our Carmel Mountain Ranch townhouse (short sale) in September 2013. We took over a year to make the decision to sell. In that year, we spoke with Kurt at least five times with questions specific to our short sale situation, in addition to watching all the videos on SDREAI before we finally listed in early July 2013. Kurt was incredibly personable, knowledgeable & patient in answering any/all questions.11/4/2013
Many Realtors & Brokers in San Diego County claim to have experience with short sales. However, we are confident Kurt’s team is the most experienced when it comes to navigating the short sale process. We could not be more pleased with our overall experience with SDREAI and would highly recommend SDREAI to anyone selling a property (traditional or short-sale) in San Diego, California.
Realtor Felicia Jerbasi in Kurt’s office sold our property. She was very responsive to emails, phone calls & texts. The entire process from listing to closing occurred in three months! Felicia is experienced in negotiating with banks, buyer’s agents & familiar with the extensive paperwork required in a short sale. We were shocked & pleased with how quickly everything fell into place with the bank & the buyers. We were relocated to the East Coast for work in late September 2013…and the timing of the close could not have worked out better!
We highly recommend Kurt & his team at SDREAI! Thank you Kurt & Felicia for making the short sale process a less stressful experience! Sold a Condo home in 2013 in Carmel Mountain, San Diego, CA. Carol Colman
Felicia is a consummate professional. Before, during and after the sale of our home, Felicia kept us well informed of all details of the transaction. She gave valuable advise on pricing, showing, negotiating and presentation of our home. She helped make what could have been a very stressful experience so much easier with her expertise and guidance. Her marketing team is phenomenal! I can't say enough about everything she did for us!! I would highly recommend working with Felicia if you want to get the best price for your home. Thank you, Felicia!! Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Bay Ho, San Diego, CA. doriecarlisle01/04/2018
Shannon was knowledgeable, familiar with the area and extremely professional in her handling of my sale. More importantly, she was very aware of my unique situation and was an excellent team player in that regard. Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in North City, San Diego, CA. jeffhaile6/5/2017
I want to thank , short sale agents Kurt Wannebo, Nicole Furlong, and SDREAI team for the successful short sale of our residence in Chula Vista, CA. Kurt's business model is great - from the first interview to the end of the short sale process. The entire process took three months from beggining to end. Everything was explained to us and I never had to wait for a phone call or an email from our agent Nicole. She was always available to speak to us on her cell phone. I highly recommend them for any type of short sale transaction. Thank you again. Sold a home in 2012 in Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, CA 91913. user1224933/8/2012
Kurt and his team were methodical, professional, courteous, responsive, and, most importantly, successful. From the time I contacted him it took just 4 months to close the escrow on a short sale. I'm very happy with his team's work and the outcome. Sold a home in 2012 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126. z9174510/9/2012
Kurt Wannebo and his professional team at San Diego Real Estate and Investment helped us to list and sold our property in a very timely fashion. From the moment we contacted him, he was very professional and straight forward on what we have to do to sell our property. In every aspect of the process, if we have any question(s) even how little, he and his team was always available. All documents were processed quickly with a very thorough explanation and guideline. The experience of working with San Diego Real Estate and Investment was very pleasant and is highly recommended because of their professionalism and they all go out of their own even after normal working hours if you have questions. I remember getting a quick reply from an email I posted past 9:00 PM. Thank you Kurt and more power to your great team at SDREAI. Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Escondido, CA. user914070128/31/2013
Working with Lacy White and Nick Iannitti from Kurt Wannebo's team at SD Real Estate was an outstanding experience. We've worked with other agents for buying and listing in the past, but this was the first time we ever felt they were well worth the cost. Lacy and Nick went above and beyond and truly put us in a position to find the perfect home. They walked with us step by step the entire way, even well beyond closing. While we are logical individuals who consider ourselves very capable of analyzing the market and finding the best home, there was a lot we didn't know. Nick and Lacy taught us along the way. I realized early on that we didn't need to worry about the details anymore, because Lacy and Nick handled them all, in a clean, logical, and efficient manner.4/9/2016
Their direct approach was much appreciated through the entire search. They adjusted the approach based on our needs when it was the best thing for the purchase, but also did a great job re-aligning us with what was best long term. When we wanted to give up on the negotiation, Nick and Lacy would convince us to hold out, which paid off in the long run. Kurt, Nick, and Lacy truly know the business and helped us through all the major steps along the way.
This has been our best home purchase experience ever. Thank you Lacy White, Nick Iannitti, and Kurt Wannebo! Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. user46657666
I was totally lost, I knew nothing about selling a home. My brother remember Kurt Wannebo, he helped him sell his home years ago. After my first meeting with him, I knew I found the right agent. Kurt made sure I understood the process and what to expect which gave me peace of mind. Also, whatever random or unique situation that came up, even though I thought could lead to potential problems, Kurt and his exceptional staff knew exactly what to do.5/10/2017
Before going to market, Kurt assigned me his most seasoned agent, Felicia Jerbasi. I can’t thank her enough for her professionalism and patience. She was on top of everything and made sure we kept the process moving right to the very end.
I'm very grateful for Kurt, Felicia and the rest of the SDREAI team, so much so that I've kept them on as my agent to help purchase my new home! Sold a Condo home in 2017 in Otay Ranch Village 5, Chula Vista, CA. randybumatay
We availed the services of SDREI for the sale of our home in Orange County. Kurt and Felicia were the main professionals who assisted us.12/29/2012
Our experience was great from the first interaction. Over the phone, Kurt spent several hours explaining the whole process and what to expect at each step of the process. He was very patient answering all our questions. He was confident about his answers showing the vast experience he has had in this field. He was up to date on all the current laws and regulations in California related to real estate. The more we spoke to Kurt the more we realised that he was a thorough professional.
We worked with Felicia during the actual sale. She was a pleasure to work with in all her interactions - detail oriented, knowledgable, quick to respond to our questions and "on top" of all the things that needed to get done. Her ability to work with the banks showed in the end results, a truly smooth transaction. Throughout the process, she and Kurt were prompt and patient in answering the numerous questions we had at each stage.
In the end, we realised that all the things that Kurt mentions in his videos and the commitments he (and Felicia) make during the process exactly worked out as they said it would. On the whole, it was a great experience with excellent results.
Feel free to ask Kurt for references, that helped us quite a bit in making the decision to chose SDREI for our real estate transactions. I would highly recommend Kurt and his team. Sold a home in 2012 in Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604. jwjackwalker
Knowledge, professionalism and reliability. San Diego Real Estate & Investments has everything you would look for in a real estate firm.4/10/2012
I have sold one condo and purchased two others in the past few months, all through SDREAI. Erika Spears, one of the agents at SDREAI represented me on each transaction with exceptional service. When I was looking to buy, she combed the available inventory and presented me with new opportunities the minute they hit the market. It took some time to find the right condo at the right price, but she remained patient and enthusiastic with each new offer we presented. I was able to purchase two fantastic deals because of her persistence. When I decided to list my condo through Erika, she had 6 tours scheduled in 72 hours of listing, and we were in escrow a few days later. Our buyer encountered a slight hiccup through loan underwriting, but Erika kept us in the loop with daily updates and did everything in her power to move the process along. I believe other owners in our building took notice at the price and brevity at which our transaction closed, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Erika’s name pop up on other listings in our building…those owners certainly won’t be disappointed if they go with Erika.
On the paperwork side of things, the transaction coordinator at SDREAI Becky Bensussen kept everything running smoothly with a smile. She sent out everything I needed to sign electronically and made sure to follow up to see if I had any questions. At the end of each transaction, she sent out closing CD’s containing all of the documentation for each condo for my records, very helpful!
About a week before our condo closed, we received a huge package from the owner of the company Kurt Wannebo. We opened it up to find a multitude of boxes, bubble wrap, tissue paper, tape, scissors, etc., everything we would need to make packing as easy as possible. This saved us a ton of time and money. After we closed and moved out, Erika followed up to see how the move went. Unfortunately we went with an awful moving company that grossly overcharged us. Erika asked for the receipt and talked to Kurt about it, and Kurt took care of the ENTIRE moving bill for us!! UNBELEIVABLE!!!
If you are buying or selling, I urge you to talk to Erika or Kurt, it’s the best decision you can make for your real estate needs. Bought and sold a home in 2012 in Midway District, San Diego, CA 92101. user260524
Kurt was very attentive from the initial consultation phone call to end of the short sale of my condo. We received consistant emails in regards to what the next step would be or if any further clarification needed to be made on a step that was recently completed.5/13/2013
What I liked most was how Kurt did a good job of explaining the short sale process to me. I know nothing about short sales and I felt comfortable with everything that was going on. I felt I could call Kurt with any questions if need be. I spoke with a few people who have gone through the short sale process and they were amazed at how quickly and effectively my process went. I would highly reccommend Kurt to anyone who is need of assistance with a short sale. Sold a Condo home in 2013 in University Heights, San Diego, CA. user86136476
Nick, did an amazing job, with our great uncle's house. He went way beyond the normal work a realtor does. The sale was complex and we had some huge issues to address such as disposing of a huge classical music collection-over 25,000 pieces.I was at my wits end, until Nick came up with some creative ideas and even got involved in the process-bravo! He got a way better price than we ever expected and expertly marketed the property and negotiated the final sale-we were thrilled! We highly recommend him as "our" realtor. Sold a home in 2017 in Point Loma Heights, San Diego, CA 92106. gunderson9108/18/2017
In September of 2012, my wife and I made the difficult decision to sell our family home of 8 years, however, we were underwater on our mortgage. We received a letter from Kurt explaining his expertise in short-sales, and decided to give him a call to see if he could help us. He spent over an hour on the phone with us, going over our every possible option. After giving careful consideration to everything, we decided to list our home with Kurt. He promptly met with us and explained every aspect of the short-sale process. Kurt encouraged questions, and patiently spent all the time we needed with him to feel comfortable with our decision. He matched us up with one of his short-sale experts, Tiffany. This is our 3rd home sale, and Tiffany's expertise and professionalism is second to none. Her goal was to get escrow closed on our house before the end of the year due to tax reasons. After hearing horror stories about the length of time it takes to complete a short-sale, we were skeptical, but in 3 short months, Tiffany got it done! Unbelievable! We will be forever grateful to Kurt and Tiffany for their behind the scenes hard work in getting us through the process with BofA quickly and efficiently. After trying to deal with BofA on our own, we know that wasn't an easy task. Whenever we are in the market to buy a home again, we will not hesitate to contact Kurt. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in La Costa Oaks, Carlsbad, CA. user80579711/6/2013
John La Mattery recently listed our property for us in San Diego- We are an investor who sells 8-10 homes a month-His expertise, knowledge and efficiency made it one of the smoothest listings /escrows we have ever experienced! We trust John to get our homes sold for us asap and for top dollar. Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in College East, San Diego, CA. Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in College East, San Diego, CA.09/22/2017
My wife and I had Tom Wilson assisting us in our home search. He did an excellent job helping us not only find the perfect home but made the process easy. Tom will find you a great house and then make it happen. He has the negotiation skills you want in a realtor. He is also surrounded by an excellent team and they are all there to help with the smooth transition into a new home. His recommendation to talk to Nick Richardson about financing made the process that much easier. Nick was able to meet with us once and get all of the paperwork done correctly the first time. Great job team!! Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Bonsall, CA. user858529238/4/2015
BEST IN THE BUSINESS! IF YOU WANT YOUR THINGS DONE CORRECTLY WITHOUT ANY HASSLE OR WORRIES, KURT FROM SDREAI IS YOUR TEAM. I'M IN THE MILITARY, ALWAYS DEPLOYED AND RECENTLY DIVORCE. KURT AND HIS TEAM FROM SDREAI HELP ME IN EVERY WAY, ALWAYS KEEPING ME INFORM EVERYDAY ON THE STATUS OF THE HOUSE, ANSWERED EVERY QUESTION THAT I HAVE, WORKING THRU LATE HOURS AND WEEKENDS INCLUDING HOLIDAY WEEKEND'S MAKING SURE EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE KURT, MIKE, AND BECKY. Sold a home in 2012 in Southwest, Chula Vista, CA 91911. user7839807/9/2012
We worked with John La Mattery and Felicia Jerbasi from San Diego Real Estate and Investments this past summer to sell our home. These two are absolute professionals and know their business! Always responsive and negotiated a better outcome than we could have imagined, in less time than what seemed possible. We are completely satisfied and would work with this team in the future! Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Escondido, CA. user21302329/1/2015
I received a recommendation to San Diego Real Estate and Investments (SDREAI) earlier this year when seeking a real estate company and agent that would be best suited to assist me in my specific type of real estate sale. I do very few things in life without recommendations, so this was of great importance as I contemplated putting my condo on the market. At the time I reached out to Kurt Wannebo at SDREAI, I still wasn’t sure if I was moving forward with the sale, therefore I really needed time and expertise from him on topics that are unfamiliar to me. Initially, I was guided to his website which is built in a very user friendly fashion, containing Q&A and videos that answered the majority of my questions that I had. From there, I was able to meet with Kurt to further discuss additional questions and more specifics regarding my needs. Kurt was incredibly helpful, patient, and offered solid recommendations and advice. I decided to move forward with the sale and was assigned to Felicia Jerbasi at SDREAI. I learned quickly that Felicia excels at many things. She was highly responsive to all of my needs, answering emails and calls day or night, weekdays and weekends. She knew exactly what do to, and how to make it happen. She was friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable.12/15/2012
My sale could have, and should have been a pretty fast and easy process but due to a string of events unrelated to me and SDREAI, things unexpectedly became more complicated and drawn out. I then saw yet another great trait from Felicia; how aggressive she could be to make sure she was doing everything in her power to make her client happy, and make the sale a success. There were more than a handful of times that she clearly went above and beyond to assist with paperwork issues and things completely out of our hands, in order to ensure that the sale was a success, and completed this year. Her efforts did pay off, and I was able to close on my condo in October.
My condo sale was a small, modest sale as compared to most properties in the city of San Diego. Yet, not once did SDREAI make me feel that I wasn’t a priority despite a low dollar value sale relatively speaking. I was a client, therefore a priority. The sale price didn’t matter. My circumstances didn’t matter. They were professional, skilled realtors and I was the valued client. I felt valued during every encounter, prior to our relationship, during the sale, and post-sale when I received a follow up call to ensure that everything is still in order.
Although I am not currently in the market to buy a property, I’ve already got a realtor that I will be using if and when that time comes. Felicia Jerbasi at SDREAI will be my choice, and I recommend her and Kurt to anyone looking for the qualities that I have mentioned above when buying or selling a home. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Grantville, San Diego, CA. user4825219
Clueless about the short sale process, an attorney recommended Kurt Wannebo. Kurt's office was professional and responded immediately to my email inquiry. They forwarded videos of Kurt explaining the process followed by a meeting with Kurt himself. Kurt never looked watch, didn't rush me at all. He went through all the paperwork explaining page by page. He encouraged and answered all my questions. Following that meeting, I completed all the necessary paperwork (that was the hard part). Once they reviewed my paperwork, we had the green light to proceed with the sale. They wasted no time putting my home on the market. After a few weeks, we had several offers. Kurt's staff reviewed and recommended the best one. I agreed and escrowed closed 30 days later. I know they are still available to help me with any additional paperwork I might receive from the bank and am confident they will assist me until I know every issue is closed out. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Vista, CA. user56184229/17/2012
We had the pleasure of working with Nicholas Iannitti on the sale of our home and couldn't be happier with how things worked out! His work ethic, professionalism, toughness and positivity throughout the whole process kept us confident we were in good hands. I can't stress enough how important it is to find a realtor that you can trust has your best interests in mind and is committed to the details from beginning to end. I've already strongly recommended Nicholas to all my friends and family that are looking to buy or sell a home! Sold a Condo home in 2016 in Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, CA. user966408228/8/2016
John not only brought us great homes to see that would fit our needs, but when found, he was incredible in terms of guiding us through the mound of paperwork we needed to complete. He explained every step along the way, and made sure all decisions were in our best interest. I would not hesitate to recommend John La Mattery to anyone who wants the expertise and professionalism of an amazing realtor to help them with all real estate needs. John is easy going and down to earth and I will definitely use him again!!!! Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. user21737583
We chose Kurt Wannebo after interviewing him and two other qualified agencies because he had the best plan. He laid out in detail how he works and it made excellent sense. We made a great choice in trusting Kurt and his company to handle our home sale in Carmel Valley. He identified the things that needed to be done and connected us with quality, cost effective resources to accomplish our ready to market needs. He is a terrific person and businessman who my wife and I regard as a friend. You cannot go wrong with Kurt. Our house sold within 3 hours the day it went on the market for above asking price. You would be doing yourself an injustice if you do not talk to him. Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. johnkelly28310/15/2016
Kurt and Tiffany Abbiate team came recommended to us by a friend and they did not disappoint. They helped guide us through a difficult sale of an investment property. Their communication was always clear and timely and they were always accessible to us at anytime. They did not miss any details and were extremely aggressive in working on our behalf. Their counsel and support were top-of-the-line and I will not hesitate to use them again. Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $225K in Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA. scott_conroy1411/10/2011
My husband and I contacted Tom Wilson at SDREAI through a friends recommendation. From the very beginning of our transaction he showed patience, understanding, and was always available to discuss any questions or concerns we had. He made sure to explain and clarify the entire process every step of the way. Our transaction was extremely smooth compared to others we've had before. When looking at properties Tom was never pushy and genuinely had our best interest at heart. If you are looking for an agent that is honest, forthright, and a genuinely good, honest person, then don't hesitate to contact Tom Wilson at SDREAI. Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Rancho Carlsbad/Sunny Creek, Carlsbad, CA.12/15/2014
My name is Abe and we used Kurt and his team of experts to guide us through our Real Estate transaction. Kurt's team handled our transaction from day one with the utmost professionalism and our agent Felicia was fantastic through the whole process. When i needed a question or had concerns i called Felicia and i got a call back right away. I was very impressed with the responsiveness and the attention to detail we received. I gave Kurt,Felicia and the rest of his team all 5 stars because they deserve it.I truly was impressed with the level of professionalism we recieved and i'm not just saying that. If you are thinking about selling or purchasing a home i would HIGHLY recommend San Diego Real Estate and Investments. Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Vista, CA. user20923583/6/2013
I thought that you might enjoy a "real time" experience as to Kurt Wannebo real estate services. I found him on-line and was introduced to his associate Daniel Lecuna. I am still in New York and will be in SD looking at properties with him shortly. So far Daniel has been honest, responsive and gone above and beyond his role as an agent. Being a native NYer and former law enforcement I am naturally inclined to not trust people in general. I felt at ease right away with Daniel and hope to purchase a property before the Fall. I will keep you advised as the process moves along. Showed home in 2012 in San Diego, CA. user97524176/21/2012
Daniel, one agent from San Diego Real Estate and Investment, brokerkurt.com, acted as my buyer's agent.8/15/2014
I moved to San Diego last August. Half year later I decided to look for a property at good school districts. I happened to know this agent from Zillow and Google search. Daniel worked with me during past several months. Because I signed an one-year leasing agreement with my landlord and I was not very familiar with San Diego environment, It is not very urgent for me to compete with other buyers. I did not tell Daniel that much about this. Daniel understood this very well. He did not push me hard however always kept my information in his head. Once he found a suitable property, he immediately told me even before it appeared on the market. This is very impressive to me, so I gradually stopped co-working with other agents.
Most important is that all things Daniel promised were realized on time, and he did not send me garbage information or push me to see open houses not fit my family. Just one month before my leasing agreement due day, I bought one property at reasonable price.
If you are new to San Diego and want to buy a property, this broker looks quite good choice. Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. user74144262
Kurt Wannebo and his Team of agents were knowledgeable, professional, got the results that we desired. The buy and sell side agents (John L. and Felicia J.) were each excellent: experienced, responsive, and willing to answer all of our questions. They efficiently executed a buy and sell for us. I would highly recommend Kurt and his Team for any real estate buy or sell activity. Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA. user40456044/20/2013
Kurt and his team did an outstanding job marketing and selling my home. He was always available to respond to my inquiries, advise me regarding marketing and sales issues and provide me with status updates. His team members Felicia Jerbasi and Shannon Hyak were also instrumental in the entire process. I found the entire team to be pleasant, professional and extremely knowledgeable about real estate in the area. In all, it was a great experience. Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in North City, San Diego, CA. Deb Galente4/3/2016
Working with Kurt and his team was great. Kurt, Tiffany, Becky and Mike were all very earnest, thoughtful and took great time to explain the ropes, while facilitating and escalating issues in my sale, even dealing with the delaying and dragging Bank of America mortgage co to get the job done. Bringing the sale in for a landing against a shrinking calendar window to close, they handled all scheduling, showings, brokerage dialog, issues and paperwork, smoothing rough waters, allowing a detailed transaction that really alleviated a lot of burden in decision making. I would use them again any time. This is a "supportive" group of people. No one has a crystal ball on this upside down market, but I would certainly say which ever side of the desk you are on, seller or buyer, I feel these folks will put you in a fairly safe, if not reasonable spot. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in University City, San Diego, CA. Ron Knight8/7/2012
Kurt is honest, knowledgeable, articulate, great negotiater and very professional, when ever we needed an advise or had any question he responded immediately. He made the purchasing transaction very smoothly. He and his team especially Shannon were great and very helpful. We definitely recommend Kurt to who ever wants to sell or buy a property and for sure he would be the one we choose when we want to purchase another property. Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. Abe & Heidi Erfani
If you have been on the fence or have even considered short selling your home, do yourself a favor a reach out to the best in San Diego... Kurt Wannebo and San Diego Real Estate Investments. Kurt's professionalism and local knowledge was refreshing in a market where just about every Realtor claims to be a "short sale expert".1/15/2013
Kurt's informative youtube videos guide through what to expect throughout every phase of the process. The business relationships that he and his team possess with everyone from Lenders, Brokers, Underwriters, Negotiators, Escrow Officers, etc gives them distinct advantage to accelerate the process.
I had 5 offers on my home in the first 4 days of listing, and amazingly, Kurt and his team were able to accelerate my file through the process and we closed escrow in just over 2 months. We listed our home on November 1st and we closed on January 2nd. I did not pay a dime to Kurt or his team, to my lender, to escrow or to any closing costs.
Once again, if you are deciding whether or not to short sale your home, you are doing yourself a disservice unless you at least setup a free consultation with Kurt Wannebo. Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in La Jolla, San Diego, CA. user99553761
Kurt Wannebo and the team at SDREAI did a great job. Mike Hinmon, and the rest of Kurt's staff took such good care of me, I have to give them the rating they deserve. The whole short sale process required very little effort on my part, and they took care of everything. I believe their experience and professionalism has gained them the contacts needed to cut through red tape and expedite the process. Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Lakeside, CA. user36610922/28/2013
Kurt and Nicole Furlong truly exceeded every expectation of mine when they tirelessly worked to put my house on the market within 10 days with multiple offers during the first weekend and sold it within a week of listing.3/24/2015
As a seller I knew how important it is to attract as many buyer as possible in the door. I was already impressed with Kurt's arsenal of marketing reach when I interviewed him and now looking back, every bit of marketing, pricing and negotiation strategy he has presented really turned out to work to our advantage in the sale.
I also really appreciate Kurt and Nicole's deep knowledge and attention to detail regarding staging the house. Kurt's advice on what areas are most in need of update to appeal to buyers are spot on as proven by the successful showing and not only saved me the hassle, but also saved me from spending $$$$ on a big renovation I already planned to do. Nicole and the staging company she referred us to are another blessing as their work really elevated the home interior to a level I could never achieve.
Throughout the process Kurt and Nicole remain the most professional and reachable agent I have worked with. There is a reason Kurt's team is #1 in the area and my experience is a testimony to that. Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. nanotube
I heard about Kurt Wannebo from a friend who was involved in a short sell. I was curious about the opportunities but heard so many negative things about buying short sell properties. I was working with another agent for over a month with little success. The agent was pushy, telling me I need to put an offer that is more than the asking price for property that was overpriced. She refused to show me any short sell properties even though I repeatedly asked to see some. All I learned from her was that Encinitas was a very lovely place. Her efforts teetered off... We ended our search.1/30/2013
I contacted Kurt Wannebo and got helped from Erika Spears. We met on Thursday for introductions and Q&A. On Saturday she got me into a short sell property. The property was not quite what I had envisioned but it had lots of potential. The short sell property was about to be re-listed because the buyer walked out but Erika was on her toes and slipped us in before anyone else got a chance. We put in an offer which was equal to the previous buyer's offer. I was expecting one month or more before we would hear back from the bank. Within two weeks the bank approved the offer. The fastest bank approved short sell she has seen! I was very nervous. This was my first home purchase. I had lots of questions. She walked me through the whole process. She was very patient with me and explained everything clearly. The seller agent was not responsive but she persevered. She kept reaching out to him for answers on the property. She made demands on my behalf. The unit was tenant occupied and they left the place with trash everywhere. Erika got the seller agent to arrange removal of 90% of the trash. They left a plastic yard chair, small grill (which turned out to be broken), a shelving unit and a wooden work table. I guess they thought I could used the stuff. I was grateful that they took away the mattress and the piles of trash. Unfortunately I did not pay attention to the fact that a recycle bin was missing. I ended up having to pay for that myself. She also help me find my mailbox. I had a key but did not know the location of the mailbox or the number of the mail box. She called and emailed the seller agent until I got my answer. Erika and SDREAI even gave me a Home Depot gift card to assist with some of the repairs I need to do on the property. Erika is top notch. There is so much I can say about her. Thank you Erika Spears, Kurt Wannebo and SDREAI. Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA. user432267
Here is what you can expect from Mr. Riell, A capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. That is the Definition of patience. !!!!!!!!!!!!! That is Ryan Riell.11/28/2017
I WAS REALLY SCARED AND UNCOMFORTABLE!. Ryan worked with me on my terms, made my feel at ease. I liked the way that he gave us the market education first. I never felt any pressure in any way. He knows what he is doing.
Around the clock support!!! I mean I called him at 5am to go show me a listing (he was there) I have a very busy schedule and Ryan adjusted his in every way. EASY Easy!!! I am a first time home buyer and never felt better about my purchase. Thank Ryan for putting us in our new home. Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA. george gushulak
Thank you SDREAI!8/7/2013
I would highly recommend Kurt and his team. I worked directly with Felicia. She was responsive and very knowledgeable. From beginning to end they made the process simple and easy. Their systems are very efficient.
I would recommend SDREAI to anyone who is looking for a professional team that they can trust! Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Talmadge, San Diego, CA. user5397444
My family just sold our home as a short sale through Kurt Wannebo and SDREAI. We worked primarily with Tiffany Abbiate from the SDREAI team, and she was absolutely amazing - we can't say enough good stuff about her! She was extremely thorough in all of her communications, and it was clear that she was willing to work tirelessly to ensure we had a speedy and clean transaction. It was clear that this company knows the intricacies of a short sale. There were numerous occassions where it seemed like things could have gone sideways due to problems with others, such as the buyers or the banks, but in every instance, Tiffany would quickly take control to ensure smooth sailing. Our entire transaction from the time we listed our house for sale until the close of escrow was a little more than 3 months, and we entirely attribute this to SDREAI's skill and professionalism. I highly recommend them! Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Goleta, CA. user78348949/10/2012
We decided to do a short-sale on an investment property we bought at the wrong time and was in the red monthly with tenant troubles, maintenance and HOA fees. We weren't familiar with short-sales but was referred to Kurt via a friend.11/18/2013
After a phone consultation with Kurt, we got all the answers we desired and felt comfortable moving forward with the process. After the initial consultation with Kurt, we worked with one of his team on our property. The process was fully explained to us and we were helped along to the end with all the paperwork and any questions that arose.
We accomplished the short-sale with no issues and would easily recommend Kurt and his staff to anyone we knew looking for similar services. Sold a Multi Family home in 2011 in College West, San Diego, CA. ilacqua4
I AM A CALIFORNIA LICENSED ATTORNEY WHO WAS UPSIDE DOWN ON SECOND HOME IN A RESORT AREA. MY RETIRMENT INCOME WAS BEING DRAINED $2,000/MONTH AND THE PROPERTY WAS APPARENTLY VALUED AT ONE THUIRD OF THE LOAN AMOUNT OUTSTANDING. RESEARCHING THE LAW SUFFICIENTLY TO REALIZE I NEEDED ASN EXPERT I WENT TO KURT., HE AND THE PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH ARE EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL, RESPONSIVE, RESPECTFUL, AND KNOWLEDGABLE. FINALLY, I AM NOT PRONE TO WRITE REVIEWS OF ANYONE, HOWEVER, IN THIS CASE I THINK IT IS WELL JUSTIFIED BECAUSE I KNOW THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO NEED THE HELP WITH THEIR RESIDENCES AND THERE ARE MANY SCOUNDRALS IN THE BUSINESS -- MANY OF THEM ATTORNEYS (WHO HAVE BEEN SACTIONED BY THE STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, BUT THAT DOESN'T HELP THEIR CLIENTS VERY MUCH). Sold a home in 2012. phflournoy2/7/2012
It has been only a very good experience that we have contacted John to represent us in purchasing the condo. John is a very confident real estate broker and the transaction went very smoothly. The condo seller was a little bit difficult thus John's real estate skills were absolutely needed and essential. I highly recommend using his services. Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA. hog19987/10/2015
Update Nov 2013 since Kurt helped us sell our house he has been in constant contact. He has checked in to give advise on preparing to purchase our next home. We reached out to him and he recommended a tax expert and a credit expert to help us prepare. Every time we have reached out he has made a personal phone call to review the information and address questions- incredible service.11/1/2012
Previous Dec 2012-
We had a complicated sales transaction and searched out a service specific professional instead of using a regular listing agent. Kurt was responsive immediately with a personal phone appointment where he efficiently laid out our options - but was not selling us, just informing us. We felt like partners in the decision and Kurt gave us a template for the procedure beginning to end. Next Nicole Furlong helped us fill out the mountain of paperwork, was considerate of our time and very responsive with needed information. This was the smoothest real estate transaction we have experienced. After every step Kurt sends out short videos that explain the current situations. After the deal was done Kurt scheduled another phone interview, reviewed information for us to seek out tax advice and credit updates free of charge. Let’s be honest, there are thousands of real estate agents on every block, but Kurt has developed a system that is structured on customer service and retaining long-term customers.
Donald Souther Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Indio, CA. mksouther
We found Kurt Wannebo through his broad advertising campaign in the Carmel Valley area. We contacted him for an initial consultation and him and his Senior Listing Specialist Felicia Jerbasi took the time immediately to meet with us and understand our needs. Kurt impressed us with his courtesy, professionalism and depth of knowledge within the market. He encouraged us to get staging consultancy by a designer working in his team. It definitely made a tangible contribution to the final price of the sale.12/30/2014
Felicia assisted us with every step of selling our home including managing the professional photography and video, handling the mega open house , preparing the marketing materials, guiding in getting the house ready for final walkthrough and keeping everything on track through the entire process. Communications were timely, the processes were explained to us carefully and completely in advance which allowed for a smooth transaction.
Kurt's well thought out selling strategy and guidance resulted in us receiving multiple offers for our home, the sale of our home within 6 days of going on the market, and over the listing price.
Our transaction was extremely smooth compared to other experiences we've had before. We truly felt we made the right decision in enlisting Kurt and his team to sell our house.
We could not have been more pleased with the professionalism, knowledge and expertise of Kurt, Felicia and SDREI and we recommend that you give them consideration. Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. demircay
Scheduling with Kurt's team is fast and easy. Felicia handle our messy short sale and did it without a problem. Lillian was pretty efficient in getting us the information we need. The estimated time they said for the short sale to complete from start to finish is pretty accurate. Thanks San Diego Real Estate & Investment! Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, CA. user811015812/11/2012
I came to the hard decision to sell my condo. Unfortunately, it was going to be a short sale. I began doing research on which realtor I should turn to for help. My friend went through a similar situation and she worked with San Diego Real Estate & Investments. She forwarded me Kurt Wannebo’s very informative online videos regarding short sales, and I made a call to Kurt. Fast forward 5 months and my condo is sold! I HIGHLY recommend working with SDREAI. Brandy, Kurt and Tiffany made this whole ordeal less scary. The transaction was really smooth, and they were on top of it! Brandy did an awesome job with listing the condo and we received multiple offers within a week of listing. Brandy kept me informed as needed and was always available to answer my many questions. Kurt was always available as well if I had any further questions or concerns. We actually could’ve closed sooner, but certain things happened that was out of our control and that’s okay. The whole transaction was still a fast turn-around for me and I have the team at SDREAI to thank. They are professional, knowledgeable, and very friendly. They will help put your mind at ease and work hard to get you through your transaction. Thank you so much Kurt, Brandy, Tiffany, and the rest of the SDREAI team! Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA. user90391679/5/2012
Kurt and his team were extremely professional. With his expertise we were able to purchase the home of our dreams well below the asking price which is unheard of in this competitive market. Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Oceanside, CA. kristadpolito10/10/2016
I recently bought a house through Kurt and his team. Daniel Lecuna was asigned as my real estate agent and he was great. He was prompt and efficient on the questions that I have but he never pushed me to make a decision. Thanks to him, we found the right home and we are happy! Bought a home in 2013 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130. user2694177111/19/2013
We chose Kurt because of his data driven approach to selling a home. He provided us extensive useful information about the selling environment in Carmel Valley but then left the decisions to us. He and his team provided valuable feedback to help us with sale of our home - including staging recommendations and repairs. This helped us get the maximum for our home. Nicole and others from his team that assisted during the process were great and very responsive. Kurt scheduled calls with us to review in detail offers we received and provide perspective based on his years of experience. Overall the process was very smooth and we are very satisfied. Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. karenadam62/20/2017
This was my 2nd time using Kurt and team for my real estate needs. They were awesome on the sell side and this time John LaMattery was the agent on our home purchase and he was excellent throughout the transaction! He was on the point every step of the way; highly responsive and very thorough. He knows exactly what to look for in the properties and was always prepared. He also caught several potential issues in the home inspection that could have been easily overlooked. I would highly recommend John and Kurt’s team to anyone buying or selling a home. Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Encinitas, CA. Ryan Donahoe
I first came upon Kurt's website while doing research on shortsales. After watching all of his video;s about this process on line, I called and scheduled an appointment. From the very beginning of this process, Kurt was available when he said he would be and always willing to help get to the heart of the issue. Making the decision to do a shortsale is not easy. Kurt understood my concerns and helped by giving me information that I could then take and process in my mind. Once I made the decision to move forward, Kurt and his team made this process smooth for me and my family. His expertise helped my family to avoid pitfalls that could have made our financial situation much worse. Thank you Kurt...special thanks to Felicia, who was there at every step!! Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $350K in Murrieta, CA. chermikski10/01/2011
Kurt and Nicole have been extremely informative and helpful through our short sale process! Not being familiar with the process or knowing what to expect, they made us feel comfortable and continually gave us updates throughout the process.4/20/2012
We would highly recommend Kurt and SDREAI to anyone that is considering a short sale or ready to go through the process! Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Oceanside, CA. user906524
Kurt Wannebo & the entire staff at San Diego Real Estate & Investments are first class. From initial inquiry into short sales, Kurt proved to be extremely knowledgeable of the entire process, explained it honestly in great detail, and provided references for free accounting advice. Once we decided to proceed, Mike Hinmon was assigned to work directly with us & work through the entire process. Mike & Kurt were both quick to respond to any questions throughout the process & kept us up-to-date on a regular basis. They are definitely experts in short sales & I would recommend them to anyone. Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in El Cajon, CA. user63915973/10/2013
Tom Wilson of SDREAI helped us purchase our first home in Scripps Ranch. After working with a few different agents over the years, we were getting frustrated with the home buying process. We wanted an agent who was going to fight for us and not just tell us to write an offer for asking. Tom genuinely cared about our happiness and was never pushy or questioned our judgement. We found an awesome home at paid well under asking price. His service went well beyond close of escrow. We highly recommend Tom, especially if you are a first time homebuyer! Bought a home in 2013 in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA 92131. frostypoof12/8/2013
Kurt and Felicia are excellent. I have worked with them when I purchased and sold my home. This team knows how to market a home, negotiate through complexities and proactively manage buyer and seller expectations. They deliver. Here are the facts7/25/2017
1) 100+ people showed up at open house
2) 9+ bids within 5 days of open house
3) contract in 14 days. Would have got there in 10 days, however took more time due to relocation process
4) got $90,000 more than list
5) Timely and clean close
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. savakharia
Ryan was involved with us for our first home purchase. He patiently educated us through the required steps, and while being respectful of our opinions did not hesitate from telling us his honest thoughts, which I really appreciated as a first-time home-buyer. The thing that most impressed me was that Ryan made a good effort to understand our situation and was meticulous in finding a good match with a seller who had matching requirements. He really helped us put our best foot forward with the buyer application which I believe got us the place we are now living in. Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. Priyam Parashar
Kurt and his team provide a seamless approach to the many obstacles and timelines involved in real estate transactions.1/29/2016
In my particular case I was selling a property and was very impressed by the expeditious response by the team, especially my agent, Nicole Furlong , throughout the many nuances of the sale. Overall the experience far exceeded my expectations. Sold a home in 2016 in Tierrasanta, San Diego, CA 92124. ricpolito
My husband found Kurt online & then we met him in person. We liked him and what he had to say. He is incredibly experienced and knowledgeable. His company is made up of highly trained professionals. They are friendly, fast, and have many contacts that helps to sell your property. We were listed and then closed within 51 days. In this bad real estate market, that's amazing!! Our agent, Felicia Jerbasi, was really wonderful too. We have zero complaints - only high praise. I would highly recommend Kurt and his team of experts!!5/11/2012
We had such a great experience we did recommend Kurt to a friend. My husband & I would use Kurt & his agents again for our next purchase. Sold a Multi Family home in 2012 in Mission Valley East, San Diego, CA. JM Bonk
With the help of Kurt Wannebo’s team at SDREAI, we were able to purchase our first home in July of 2013! We had the privilege of working with Daniel Lecuna as our real estate agent. Daniel was honest and genuine throughout the whole process and always had our best interest in mind. As first time home-buyers, we had additional questions and concerns around every step of the home-buying process. Daniel was extremely patient and responsive to all of our inquiries and was consistently available by phone or email at a moment’s notice. In a competitive housing market, Daniel’s extensive knowledge and experience enabled us to get our bid accepted on a house that we absolutely love! Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Talmadge, San Diego, CA. user7046027047/30/2013
I do not think that there is enough space to describe the unbelievable job that was done by Kurt Wannebo's staff in selling two simultaneus properties: my husband and I found a short sale property listed by SDREAI by shear accident, and yet it happened to be ajacent to our current home's property. We felt it would be an ideal opportunity for our family if we could get this home, providing that we could sell a home located in a different city,in order to buy the short sale property listed by SDREAI. Sound complicated--you bet!! Trying to pin down the logistics of a short sale, while at the same time making it contingent on the sale of another property is a realator's nightmare. Kurt's staff (Tifany and Erika) were unbelievable. Tiffany was able to sell our the home needed to buy the home we wanted without delay despite a great deal of papework nightmares. Erika worked on the shortsale and it went without hitch. Both house deals were complete in less than three months and they included a short sale and a house that sold in 4 days. I can not say enough about Kurt's staff, their follow up, their persistence, and their genuine knowledge of the real estate market. I would recommend them to anyone interested in selling or buying a home regardless of whether or not it is a short sale.Tiffany you thoroughly rock! Bought and sold a home in 2012 in Lilac, Valley Center, CA 92082. user0623612/24/2012
Kurt and his team promised and delivered throughout the entire process of selling my two properties within months of each other! He knew exactly how to list my homes, and get the optimal price that my husband and I were seeking. I have sold several homes in the past three decades, and this has been the best experience. Kurt is courteous and knowledgeable, and will be there for you every step of the way! Sold a home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130. user35548810/19/2014
Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: I was clueless as to what to do with property that was valued at about half of what I paid. I found Kurt online and made an appointment. We ran through several scenarios of how to get back on a positive financial trajectory in regards to real estate. After Kurt’s clear description of the process I found I had nothing to lose through the short sale process. It was almost like clockwork with time frame expectations. I worked with one of Kurt’s agents: Brandy. I could always get a hold of her with concerns no matter the hour of the day. With Kurt’s marketing even my more-difficult-to-sell, 1 bdrm condo, received plenty of exposure and viewings. I continually received status updates as promised. I was always consulted prior to decisions. Even in the most eastern parts of San Diego Kurt’s team was able to offer local market insight. Even if I don’t need to short sale in the future my next real estate transaction with be with SDREAI. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in San Carlos, San Diego, CA. user84865382/27/2012
Kurt and his SDREAI team helped me successfully sell my home in Carmel Valley. Kurt was the clear choice when I interviewed many agents prior to listing the home. Very professional and has a depth of knowledge within the market needed to get the job done. The key trait that really blew me away was the level of communication throughout the whole process. Both Kurt and especially Felicia were always available whether it was over email or phone, day or night. I would highly recommend this team to others looking to buy or sell a home. Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in North City, San Diego, CA. jeff besen5/4/2014
My husband and I were very pleased and happy with Kurt Wannebo and his team. We worked closely with Mike and appreciated all his efforts in helping us close the sale of our condo. Our real estate transaction was effortless and seamless. The staff at SDREAI are professional, courteous, and always kept us well informed. It was very overwhelming at first to choose someone to help us with our real estate needs but Kurt’s knowledge, experience and industry expertise were all factors that led us to our decision in choosing SDREAI. We highly and strongly recommend Kurt, Mike and anyone at San Diego Real Estate and Investments! Sold a home in 2012. user11004401/9/2013
The team at SDREAI is top notch. I recently worked with this remarkable team on the short sale of my property. When I had my consultation with Kurt, I was a bit apprehensive to tell the truth. I have heard so many horror stories of people who were affected by the housing market decline, property values dropping, dealing with short sales/foreclosures, working with other “short sale specialists”, and their disappointments. I knew people who were sitting in suspense waiting over a year for their lenders to approve or just being generally unresponsive. But I consider myself lucky that I did not have to go through similar issues. I had the pleasure of working with Nicole Furlong on the short sale of my property. She was courteous, professional, and completely on top of her game. Any questions or concerns I had were dealt with promptly and without hesitation. Once we received offers, she worked with me to map out plan to move forward and executed flawlessly. Nicole and the SDREAI team REALLY took care of EVERYTHING! Having to fill out the endless amount of paperwork or providing documentation to the lender was not a great experience, to say the least, but her assistance made it easy. Less than three months later, our short sale got approved. At the last minute before closing escrow, the buyer walked. This did not deter Nicole, she was diligent in getting us another buyer very quickly, and less than two months later we got approval again and have now closed. I would recommend anyone who has any real estate needs to utilize the SDREAI expertise. Thank you Nicole and SDREAI, your team is awesome!!! Bought and sold a Condo home in 2013 in Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA. user31890532/21/2013
Kurt Wannebo and his team did a wonderful job helping us with our short sale. My wife and I could not be happier with their diligence, speed and assistance throughout the entire process. Kurt, Nicole Furlong and the whole team are highly organized and they provided all the information needed from the beginning on a format very easy to understand. They basically did everything and didn’t charge us a dime. We would highly recommend Kurt's Team to anyone. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. user5376987/2/2012
We had a great experience working with SDREI and Daniel. From our first meeting we were comfortable and felt like he was knowledgeable and understood our needs. Purchasing a home in this market felt a bit brutal at times but throughout the process we had constant contact and someone who could help us find the answer to any of our questions. We will definitely contact SDREAI again if we ever decide to sell our buy again! Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Ridgeview-Webster, San Diego, CA. trehuger25/25/2017
I have nothing but gratitude for the professionals at San Diego Real Estate & Investments (SDREAI). I was referred to Kurt Wannebo through friends (who also had a very positive experience) for the short sale of my condominium. From the initial meeting with Kurt throughout the entire process I was educated, informed and kept up to date on the transaction taking place. The sale was placed in the capable hands of Nicole who negotiated with the bank and was always available for questions or concerns no matter the time or date. I would not hesitate to recommend SDREI to friends or family looking for help with their real estate needs. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in San Carlos, San Diego, CA. vegas10179/11/2012
Kurt Wannebo and his team are amazing! It took us 5 years to decide to do a short sale and we felt incredibly lucky to have worked with a team that was honest, professional, patient and attentive. Prior to even starting the process we spoke to Kurt via phone conference (since we are out of state) twice. He was very thorough with his answers and referred us to other respectable professionals (i.e. tax accountants) that helped assess our financial standings & possible tax implications that a short sale may result in. His website had several videos that covered so many complicated questions we had as we were researching the consequences of a short sale and the process it take to complete one. We worked mainly with Nicole Furlong. She is a fantastic realtor who helped us each step of the way. She answered all our questions via email and phone contact. She reassured us with her honest opinion/advice and was very patient with our tenants that were currently living at our condo. True to Kurt’s word the short sale process only took us about three short months and was as seamless a process as we could imagine considering we never even got to meet Kurt in person. Thank you SDEAI!!! We appreciate it! Sold a Condo home in 2013 in Sabre Springs, San Diego, CA. glda0111/5/2013
My self and my wife Esteban & Nayeli we went to a process were there was necessary to short sale our property,so we saw and add over the internet and then we decide to do the short sale process whit Kurt ,we did a good decision hiring Kurt services,and he was polite and understand the situation very well,as well Brandy who works whit Kurt is so professional ,polite,very friendly,the only thing is that it was lots of papers to fill and sometimes we felt overwhelming whit those tons of papers but Brandy helps us, A little more communication could be good cause as I said lots of paper work anyways we will not hesitate to hiring Kurt services again if need it.thanks to all Kurt team best regards Esteban & Nayeli Sold a home in 2012 in University City, San Diego, CA 92122. user5815405/9/2012
Felicia... What a great realtor and person! She helped up us with two different home transactions selling and buying! She works really hard and was always on top of things with great communications! When looking for a home to buy, she found multiple listings for us. She found us a great home! Her knowledge, expertise, responsiveness is top notch and made home buying and selling a great experience. Felicia is highly highly recommended. Thank you once again Felicia!12/10/2012
-Vic, Kristina, Alyssa, and Jalen! Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Eastlake Trails, Chula Vista, CA. user8717365
Kurt and his team at San DIego Real Estate and Investment handled my short sale efficiently and without a hitch. They answered all my questions promptly and kept me updated of status throughout the process. Brandy, Nicole and everyone else was just great! Highly recommended! Sold a Condo home in 2012 in La Mesa, CA. jrl124c11/3/2012
It has been a wonderful experience to buy a home in San Diego with Lacy White as our agent. Being new to San Diego we were unsure of neighborhoods and school district boundaries. Lacy White eased us into otherwise painful process of identifying location and narrowing down on choices very easily. Lacy is patient, positive and professional in her dealings with us for almost two years. There was a time where we had to stop looking for a house and take a step back. Lacy waited for us to come back to work with her and did not put any pressure on us. She is easy to get along well with, for all age groups. Lacy is well liked by our teenage kids also. One thing we really like about Lacy is she is not pushy and would allows us to think through and gave us space. She knows her stuff, and she followed through and paid attention to what we cared about. She has relentless energy. She was always prompt. Lacy is very eager to help us with providing contacts for painters or handymen or any thing we asked for, she would get back to us almost immediately. She is very responsive and available all through our stressful decision making process in buying a house. Lacy arranged for a handyman to get an estimate for repairs on the house we liked to buy. She genuinely cared about making things less stressful and more enjoyable helping us to settle down in our new place very quickly. It has been such a pleasure to work with Lacy and we highly recommend her. Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Masonic Hill, Carlsbad, CA. gchaparala
Working with Nicholas and Brad was an absolute pleasure! They couldn't have made my relocation to San Diego from Texas any easier. I have worked with multiple agents in the last several years on the purchase and sale of homes in both Texas and California. Nicholas and Brad are two of the best I have worked with. Brad was exceptional at understanding what I was looking for (even when I wasn't quite sure myself) and identifying potential properties for me to visit on my brief trips to San Diego. Each trip was highly productive and well planned with visits to properties that fit the criteria requested. Both Nicholas and Brad were highly professional in the working with the sellers agent and Nicholas was without a doubt one of the best negotiators I have seen - thanks Nicholas!! I can't tell you both how much I appreciate how easy you made this experience - including arrange for me to close remotely from Texas - and how comfortable I felt knowing I was in good hands. I am looking forward to settling into my new home in California soon and celebrating with you both soon! I would highly recommend working with Nicholas and Brad - they are the best! Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Solana Beach, CA. jmc1320105/5/2016
Kurt and his team know the Carmel Valley housing market like none other. The validation for that statement is that he precisely predicted exactly how our sale would unfold all the way down to the number of offers, as well as, the top offer price we could expect to get for our place as quickly as possible. Kurt and his team have a marketing system that works and delivers exactly what he said it would. That's all that needs to be said if you are selling a property within the 92130 zip code. Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. Andrew Bojak5/6/2016
If you are looking to sell your home and want the TOTAL PACKAGE Kurt Wannebo's team delivers! Not only did they professionally and actively sell my home, they also provided me with professionals to get my home ready to sell and even a moving company to help me with my move. I have already recommended Kurt and his team to neighbors and friends. Sold a Townhouse home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. stigz8/28/2017
Felicia and San Diego Real Estate & Investments did a fantastic job selling our condo! We were very impressed with the "team" approach. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable, and kept us in the loop regarding each step of the process. She is also super pleasant to work with! The staging recommendations worked perfectly and our place sold in days! Her strong negotiation techniques were greatly appreciated. Would recommend her in a heartbeat! Sold a Condo home in 2018 in Bay Ho, San Diego, CA. user8741216
My wife and I were extremely happy with the expertise and professionalism we experience with SDREAI. Nick represented us and did an outstanding job negotiating for us throughout our escrow period. Our escrow was extended due to issues out of our control and Nick fought for us to the very end. Nick has a great understanding of how real estate negotiations work. One of Nick's strongest skills is his ability to communicate. He constantly kept us informed of what was going on throughout a stressful process. Nick and Kurt have also been a great resource for finding reliable contractors now that we are upgrading our home. I would not hesitate to recommend Nick and Kurt to friends or family looking to sell or buy a home. They're awesome!!! Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Oceanside, CA. sairey6/16/2017
I recently worked with Kurt Wannebo of SDREAI on a short sale of my property and am pleased with the results. Prior to the transaction, I spoke with my neighbor who had just completed one and was nervous since his transaction took over 9 months with a traditional real estate agent. I found Kurt by googling and found his website very thorough, helpful, and up-to-date which convinced me to give him a call. Although I was still anxious about the transaction, Kurt answered all our questions, put me more at ease, and gave us a timeline of roughly 3-4 months from beginning to end. During the transaction, our agent was Nicole who was also very professional and responsive to all our questions via email/phone. Kurt is also available to handle any questions during the transaction, and his staff is very pleasant especially Becky. Kurt's team handled all the negotiations with the bank, told us what to do to make the bank stop calling, and true to his word, the transaction was entirely completed within 4 months. I highly recommend Kurt and his team b/c they know what they are doing, and get it done efficiently and quickly and will save you a lot of headache if you are trying to negotiate a short sell yourself with your lenders. I'm fairly convinced that if I had used a traditional real estate agent who doesn't have the same experience with short sales as Kurt and his team, then I would still be mid-way through my transaction at the 4-month mark. Even if you are just thinking of possibly doing a short sale, be sure to check out Kurt's website and view his articles and videos so you get a better idea of whether it's an option for you. Sold a home in 2011 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA 92126. user2194014/5/2012
We are glad that we found Ryan for helping us with our first purchase. Ryan first patiently educated us on the home buying process, real estate conditions for different areas in San Diego. Always available to answer any questions we had via phone/text.
For the home search, Ryan helped with showings of some houses in the market in off-hours (such as 7PM) as well.
For the negotiation, Ryan went above and beyond getting our offer accepted by consistently being in touch with the Seller's Listing Agent. He did well in communicating our requirements to the Seller so that there is a match not only on the price but other factors as well such as timeline.
For the home buying process, Ryan helped a lot with home inspections/walk'ins and resolving some end minute requests as well. Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. zuser20171118011915333
I'm particular about who I do business with. Knowledge impresses me, not nice cars or suits etc. Throughout my business dealings with Ryan I was impressed with his market knowledge, communication skills, and negotiating preparedness. I liked his military background and how he sees the big picture. Nothing in my transaction was too big for him and he did a great job of keeping me up to date throughout the process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services to anyone, and I'll continue to hire him as long as I'm in the area. That's as high a compliment as I can give. Cheers. Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Solana Beach, CA. australiagambler8/28/2017
We contacted SDREAI after reading horrible reviews for another well known real estate agent San Diego. Skeptical, I figured they would all be the same, give us a run around, leave our house on the market until we were forced into foreclosure. Not at all!! At our first meeting with Kurt, he was so helpful and informative. He walked us through the initial paperwork. From there we worked with Felicia. Who was just as great! She was available to us anytime, eased any concerns we had. We put our house on the market on a Friday and had an offer, resulting in a sale, by Wednesday!! From there it was fast paced and stressful, but again we knew we had SDREAI on our side. The paperwork gets a little overwhelming, so make sure to ask questions. It was so nice knowing that out phone ... reviews for another well known real estate agent San Diego. Skeptical, I figured they would all be the same, give us a run around, leave our house on the market until we were forced into foreclosure. Not at all!! At our first meeting with Kurt, he was so helpful and informative. He walked us through the initial paperwork. From there we worked with Felicia. Who was just as great! She was available to us anytime, eased any concerns we had. We put our house on the market on a Friday and had an offer, resulting in a sale, by Wednesday!! From there it was fast paced and stressful, but again we knew we had SDREAI on our side. The paperwork gets a little overwhelming, so make sure to ask questions. It was so nice knowing that out phone calls would be answered, our concerns put to rest. We have now closed in less than 3 months. We have referrals for an Accountant and Attorney... we are thrilled that the stressful decision to short sale on our home turned out to be such a quick and mildly painful process. Thanks to Kurt and Felicia!!! Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Normal Heights, San Diego, CA. eschoenwald1/6/2012
My wife and I recently used Felicia Jerbasi to buy out first home. She truly made it a painless process. What I truly appreciate about Felicia is her dedication to her clients. If we had any questions at all, she always responded VERY quickly and very thoroughly. She also make a point to be available however her clients prefer - text, phone, email, etc. Her knowledge and expertise when it comes down to negotiating the purchase of a home is second to none. I am truly grateful for Felicia's help, support, and expertise throughout the entire home-buying process.
I am going to recommend Felicia and her team to everyone I know. I would use Felicia again in a heartbeat! Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Escondido, CA. jawolken
John was incredible throughout the home buying process. We lived in Long Beach and could only view homes on the weekend. John was extremely accommodating and had multiple options for us to view each time we came down. He was able to take our very specific needs and help us find a great home. I highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home! Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Del Cerro, San Diego, CA. davidendow12/21/2017
I am an out of state buyer, John La Mattery and Lacy White made the process on our home as smooth as we could hope for. They explained everything throughout the entire process and helped whatever they could; the professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm exhibited by both of John and Lacy made us feel most important clients. We are so grateful and would strongly recommend them to others! Bought a Condo home in 2014 in University City, San Diego, CA. lj gu5/11/2014
Bought a house with Kurt's associates Brad Scripps and John La Mattery. My interactions with Brad and John were always very professional, informative and efficient. Did not have very much time to find a home and needless to say we found the ideal home quick! John and Brad also did an excellent job making home-buying a painless process from start to finish! Bought and sold a Condo home in 2018 in East Village, San Diego, CA. paul k gyori
Erika Spears worked with me to close the purchase of my new home. Since I was relocating from out of town, I had limited time and energy to commit to the search. Erika found excellent options for me to see. Ultimately, I selected a very challenging property and Erika worked hard to ensure that the price was right and the transaction went well. My new home will be worth all the work and I'm grateful for Erika's patience and advice! I would recommend her, and the rest of the team, to any as demanding and busy as I am! Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Point Loma Heights, San Diego, CA. user51216621/9/2013
I own a new home thanks to the experience and tenacity of Felicia Jerbasi. She listened carefully to what I wanted and needed in a home and consistently matched me with excellent choices. She was very patient while I explored the many possibilities and had a keen eye to point out both the positive and negative aspects of each house. She was helpful in my creating a fair offer and guided me through the tedious loan process - always with a positive and very cheerful attitude! The entire team at SDREAI was extremely professional, always helpful and a pleasure to work with!10/25/2016
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Bay Ho, San Diego, CA. jeanpendered
Kurt Wannebo and his team are excellent. We worked with Felicia Jerbasi and we can't say enough about how great she was. She is very knowledgeable and responsive to your needs as a client. They were able to address anything that came their way and made for a smooth transaction. I would definitely recommend working with them when looking to buy or sell a home. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA. user40205219/5/2012
Kurt and his team were incredibly helpful when it came to helping us find a home that was perfect for our needs. As first time home buyers, we were in the dark about a lot of the semantics and loopholes that come with buying a house, and they helped educate us and prepare us to put our best offer forward! My husband and I knew what we wanted in a house/neighborhood and what our budget was, and they helped us develop good rapport with the listing agent and assisted us with presenting a strong yet personalized offer - and we got the house we wanted! Poway is a tough market, especially in the neighborhoods we were interested in, but Kurt's team helped make it as painless as possible. We worked primarily with Lacy who is incredibly professional, responsive, upbeat and easy to work with. We felt that she truly had our best interest at heart, and we appreciated her support during the escrow process!! Thank you thank you thank you! Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Poway, CA. idothejeepwave11/1/2016
Ryan was unbelievably patient, kind, trustworthy. Ryan made sure my first time home buying ran smoothly. If I had any questions he replied at all times of the day, quick responses. My family has our forever home and it was all Ryan's hard work. If any hurdles came up, Ryan kept me informed, problem solved with great solutions. I definitely recommend Ryan for any new or seasoned home buyer. Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Oceanside, CA. Janiecejordan
Kurt Wannebo and his entire team at San Diego Real Estate & Investments (SDREAI), particularly Tiffany Abbiate, his Director of Sales & Marketing, did an absolutely outstanding job selling our single-family investment property. Even though the house itself was relatively new (built in 2006) and in excellent condition, its remote location in rural East San Diego County, an unpaved road for the last mile, and high gas prices affecting commute costs made the sale problematic. It took 8 months from listing to closing and SDREAI not only never faltered, but resolved many difficult impediments throughout the complex short-sale process. Very importantly Tiffany provided timely updates ensuring we were always well-informed regarding the progress of the transaction. Everything about Kurt's process is first-rate and professional in every respect, e.g., his personal briefings in person and at key points via online videos, the videotaping of the property, the dedicated website and signage advertising the property, the careful attention to detail by his assigned agent (Tiffany in our case), his referrals to attorneys and tax professionals to be sure that the client is fully informed about all aspects and potential effects of the transaction, etc. In short, we are extremely grateful that we selected SDREAI to list our property and heartily recommend Kurt and his team to anyone who wants to be represented by the very best real estate professionals. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Alpine, CA. user659114110/9/2012
We are so happy that we chose Kurt Wannebo and his team to handle the short sale of our condo. They were very professional. We were upside down on our condo and had two loans - one of them an unconventional loan which we thought would cause many issues if we tried to do a short sale. However, Kurt and Felicia did an outstanding job communicating with the bank and the organization that provided the 2nd loan. They followed through and the short sale was completed in the time frame they had told us, approx 3 moths. It was so fast! We were honestly pleasantly surprised at how smooth and quick the whole process was. We had heard so many horror stories on how short sales had gone south for some people or how long they took. I definitely believe that ours went so well because Kurt, Felicia and the entire SDREAI team knew exactly what they were doing when dealing with the banks and all of the parties that were involved. We had no issues. Felicia was constantly providing updates throughout the process, responding to our questions and ensuring all documents were completed timely. We are very happy to have trusted them with our short sale. They are truly the experts! We will recommend them to anyone looking to do a short sale! They are the BEST! Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 in Otay Ranch Village 5, Chula Vista, CA. user1441494/26/2012
We found Kurt Wannebo of San Diego Real Estate & Investments by scouring the Internet, reading and listening to many "pitches" on different websites. After much discussion we felt that we would be very comfortable with Kurt's company and his team. It was a good decision and we were very happy with the service we received and the outcome of our sale. Initially Kurt's office set up an appointment and he called us. He spent a lot of time thoroughly discussing the short sale process, and several times in the conversation he would ask if we understood or had any questions. Kurt sent the initial package and then assigned Realtor Nicole Furlong to us. She was very knowledgeable, patient, friendly, and compassionate as we deal with some major health and family issues. She kept us informed day (and night..lol) through the whole process. Nicole was so available I had to ask her to leave anything I emailed at night till the next day as emails were returned immediately, no matter when. Every form sent to us for signature was carefully explained. The transaction was not as timely as we had hoped, (which had nothing to do with SDREAI) but much faster than most short sales. We are very happy with Kurt and his team at SDREAI from start to finish. We made the right choice and you will too if you call Kurt!!!! Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 in Indio, CA. user988487912/30/2012
I started looking to buy a condo last September. Missy Chang from SD Real Estate and Investments was referred to me by my previous realtor who has just retired. Missy was described as very knowledgeable and helpful, which was later proven to be SO TRUE during the two and half months I have worked with her. She constantly provided me with the properties that might interest me and made prompt arrangement to show the properties that I was interested. She gave me valuable suggestions and advices, but did not push or rush me into buying a property like some of the realtors that I have worked before did. With her help and negotiation, I have finally bought a condo which totally fit what I desired! The escrow process was also the best experience I had out of the four real estate transactions I had. Missy, even though she has to leave town right after the escrow was opened, was still heavily involved in the process and got things under control remotely. Together with Becky, another team member that I worked with, they have made the process so smooth and stress-free, from house inspection, doc signing, etc. I am sure other members of the team have also contributed in the background during the process, but Missy and Becky definitely have my special thanks!1/11/2017
One thing worths mentioning was, before I made the offer on my current home, I offered another condo which the offer was accepted. Few days of opening escrow, we learned that the tenants, who stayed in the condo at the time, weren't really moving at the projected closing date as we were told by the seller's agent! The funny thing was that we accidentally found that out during the house inspection during the chat we had with the tenants (can't imagine the consequence if we did not find out…). As I decided to back out of the escrow and tried to get back the money that I have already paid to the house inspector (since it was not my fault to back out), we faced resistance from seller's agent... He apparently tried to deny the responsibility in mis-presenting the information to me (that for sure will make him look bad to the seller for making this kind of mistake). It was stressful few days since the $300 inspection fee was still quite a lot of money for me. This was when Kurt stepped in and helped to negotiate with the seller's agent. Finally I got out of the escrow and got my money back! :-)
Anyway, this was the best home buying experience for me and I definitely recommend Kurt and his team if you are looking for a helpful and trustworthy real estate company to sell or buy a property!
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. sdwildgene
Shannon was great in coordinating with us all the property viewings and then helping with all that was necessary to close in a very short time. Very knowledgeable about the local area, super responsive and very nice to work with. Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Corridor, San Diego, CA. John Rittenhouse09/21/2017
Kurt and his team were knowledgeable and efficient, yet personable, professionals in handling my condo short sale. Kurt made sure i was highly informed (as I like to be) prior to making my final decision to begin the short sale process. Kurt and his team were with me every step of the way, making sure i was in the loop, providing me with other resources and recommendations through what can be a complicated process, and always following up to what was surely repetitive questions on my part! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell their home in these often trying, and emotional, times. I have nothing but great things to say about everyone at San Diego Real Estate & Investments! Sold a Condo home in 2011 in North Park, San Diego, CA. melmck082/5/2012
This is our second time to purchase a condo through SDREAI(San Diego Real Estate & Investments), and again my husband and I are very satisfied.10/1/2013
Our agent was Daniel Lecuna and he was very friendly, responsive and helpful overall.
We'll be back to SDREAI for future purchase for sure.
Thank you!!! Bought a home in 2013 in Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113. user46293620
Kurt's company was a recommendation from a neighbor who was also using his company to do a short sale. I went into it knowing nothing. Immediately they help you understand the process and walk you through everything step by step. Brandy Pike was the agent that worked with us during our short sale and she was wonderful! Always there for me and holding my hand through it all! Whenever I had questions she always had the answers or got them for me very quickly! I was never left in the dark or wondering what was going. They understand that a short sale is an emotional decision and for me that was important! On top doing their job they were always there for me! Sold a home in 2011. DMSALE2/21/2012
I worked with Felicia Jerbasi and Kurt Wannebo from SDREAI on a short sale for a condo. Felicia was always prompt, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Both she and Kurt guided me through the entire process, and were always available to answer any questions I had. My short sale turned out to be a very positive experience, and the best decision I ever made. I highly recommend SDREAI to everyone. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in El Cajon, CA. user803909410/18/2017
We had the opportunity of being represented by Kurt as the seller's agent in our recent real estate transaction in Rancho Bernardo. Kurt and his team were superbly helpful every step of the way. From the time we decided to sell the property, we knew we had a long road ahead trying to find someone who we could trust. After talking to several agents, we narrowed it down to Kurt because he connected with us in the very first meeting and thoroughly explained the entire process of selling a property in San Diego. He understood the values we were looking for in our agent and we felt so much more confident and at ease when we walked out of his office that day. Kurt's listing partner, Nicole Furlong worked very closely with me over text and email throughout the entire transaction. Ours was not a cookie cutter deal. There were some roadblocks that all parties ran into but Kurt, Nicole, Becky and the rest of the team were formidably grounded throughout and we surmounted every little obstacle together working closely with each other day in day out.
I was traveling overseas during the last stage of the process but Kurt's team handled everything perfectly, communicating with me every step of the way despite long hours of time difference between us. A special shout out to Nicole Furlong for always being so prompt with her updates and being so approachable and accommodating to our family's needs during this process. Thank You so much Team Kurt for everything you all did to streamline the process of selling our first home! Sold a Condo home in 2018 in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA. sarahwaseem
SHORT SALE SUCCESS! What an experience! Kurt Wannabe and his staff handled the sale perfectly, professionally and personally. It started with an in-home visit from Kurt, who took all the time I needed to thoroughly go over all the options available to me. He answered each and every question…and I had lots of them. The best part of that original contact was there was NO pressure whatsoever. After checking with my attorney I hired San Diego Real Estate and Investments. Great choice!12/7/2011
My condo sold in less than 30 days from the day my condo was listed on the market. They handled the bank, the escrow, the buyer (also had 2 backup buyers) from beginning to end. All I had to do was pack.
The process from first day on the market to close took a little less than 4 months.
Do I recommend Kurt Wannebo? You bet! Sold a Condo home in 2011 in Oceanside, CA. Kay L
I would highly recommend Kurt Wannebo's team at San Diego Real Estate & Investments. We dealt with Brad Scripps. We met Brad at an open house he was having. He helped us with our offer but the sellers went with someone else. Brad continued to follow up with us, checking in to see how we were doing and supplying local listings he thought we would be interested in. Brad was never pushy or aggressive which we liked. In December 2016 we found a place and they excepted our offer. He helped us every step of the way and even though there was a hiccup or two he was on top of it. This real estate company is a great company to deal with. They are extremely helpful, thorough, kind and I love the fact that at the end of the sale they supply you a memory stick with all the documents involved on it. Bought a Condo home in 2017 in North Beach, Carlsbad, CA. Rykardan4/7/2017
My agent did a fantastic job. He understood the market and communicated very effectively with seller and his agent. We closed a short sale in less than 3 months. He is not the first agent whom I worked with; I can sure conclude that I would have had to wait longer or not getting the property at all if I have used other agents. Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Torrey Highlands, San Diego, CA. user18706891/25/2013
We would like to share our most productive and delightful experience of working with Kurt, personally, and his team, specifically Felicia and Tom! This team successfully and masterfully led us all the way thru a very elaborate and uneasy project - selling our home in Carmel Valley followed by purchasing a smaller home in the same area. An exquisite professionalism, detailed understanding of the market, obvious emphasis on understanding and meeting our demands were primary but not the only characteristics of the team that we have observed in action and the key success factors. We want to specifically praise the professional skills, courtesy and amazing patience of Tom Wilson who helped us to find and actually purchase our new dream home. We recognize that we were difficult clients! We started our house hunting with very naive and unrealistic expectations, we kept changing our mind on a weekly basis, went thru multiple showings until we found what we really wanted. Tom's attitude, professional guidance, polite education and, when it came to action, the ability to act swiftly and decisively were just incredible and a true blessing for us! We strongly recommend this team - you won't regret the choice! Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. aosterman18/5/2015
My wife and I decided to sell our home do to the recent decline in the neighborhood. We looked online and found Kurt and his team, I called and within a day I received a call back. Kurt answered all my questions over the phone and I felt at ease and comfortable to sell my home with his company. With his no obligation policy I was not worried about moving forward. I met my agent, Nicole, on Tuesday and by Friday of that week I had received a message from her with the details of three offers on my home. I thought that it would be months before I would get an offer on the property. I was helped all the way though the process and every questions answered every step of the way. Once the sale was completed Kurt still answered my questions and furnished me with resources to help me with any issues that might arise from my short sale.5/9/2012
I will recommend Kurt's company to anyone in need of a realtor. Thank you J.M. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in El Cerrito, San Diego, CA. JohnMautino
Kurt Wannebo and team were phenomenal! I worked with Becky and Nicole and they were on top of each aspect of the transaction and the short sale went through very quickly. It's not often these days that you find great customer service and a team so driven on providing results. I plan to use them for all of my real estate needs in the future! Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. user3461908/14/2012
From the very start of our transaction with Kurt Wannebo at SDREAI, I knew we were working with the best! Kurt and his team are extremely knowledgeable and professional, and turned our difficult situation, into a much easier and manageable one. Tiffany Abbiate from Kurt's team was phenomenal in expediting all matters for us. Both Kurt and Tiffany kept us updated at all times - the communication was stellar, and this really helped to put our minds at ease. Overall, contacting Kurt and his team was the best decision we could have made - We would not hesitate to recommend Kurt Wannebo and SDREAI to anyone! Sold a home in 2012 in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127. user15150408/24/2012
WE ARE EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH KURT AND FELICIA! We were on a time crunch to complete the short sale since we wanted to close by the end of the year to take advantage of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act. We listed our home in mid-October and was able to close mid-December!! 2 months for short sale!! That is unheard of! Normally the short sale process would take at least 6 months to over a year. We received multiple offers and Felicia guided us to pick the one that would actually follow through. Felicia is absolutely phenomenal. She knew exactly what offer to choose, how to negotiate, and how to draft the contract to our benefit. From the time our short sale was approved to closing was only 20 days! This whole process was painless as Felicia took care of everything! She provided updates almost daily on the progress and super responsive. I am very fortunate to have found Kurt Wannebo! In my opinion he is one of the most knowledgeable short sale real estate broker in the industry! He is very patient and honest and explained in detail every step of the short sale process. WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH HIS SERVICES AND WE RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WHO WANTS A SMOOTH AND QUICK SHORT SALE! Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Black Mountain Ranch, San Diego, CA. ycw12/20/2012
I didn't even know if I qualified for a short sale when I met with Kurt Wannebo. He took the time to explain the whole process to me and assured me that he would guide me through it. He was true to his word. Everything went pretty much as he had described it, even the time frames. Tiffany Abbiate did an awesome job of listing my condo and we had several offers within a week. She carefully selected the offer most likely to succeed and bird-dogged the paperwork through Chase’s short sale process. Kurt sent short videos at each stage, explaining what was going to happen next. The whole transaction was completed in less than 3 months from start to finish. I’m now a happy ex-homeowner! Sold a home in 2012 in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109. Lesley Clark10/12/2012
I can't say enough about Kurt and his team. I worked with Felisha, who is a super person with needed knowledge in every aspect of the process. I felt so at ease and unstressed knowing Kurt and Felisha were handling all. They both have gone above and beyond what was needed to conclude the process. I felt very confident know Kurt and Felicia where in charge. The outcome was more than what I ever expected. An additional plus was the super fast response from every one of my phone calls. There aren't many people who run their business the way Kurt does. Super helpful, empathetic, knowledgeable and above competence.8/6/2013
Don't hesitate working with Kurt, as you will be amazed with how your situation and you are serviced. Sold a Mobile / Manufactured home in 2012 in Oceanside, CA. user5126384
I recently had to short sale my condo and was unsure on how to go about doing so. I got a flyer from Kurt and decided to give him a call. I was very impressed with the professionalism and great understanding of my situation. This was a difficult decision and Kurt and his team made the experience painless. If you are looking for a professional real estate agent that is there for your best interest and has the team and the time to back it up, then this is the team you want. Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, CA. user10184051/15/2013
Kurt Wannebo and his firm are extremely professional and know their business. They sold my house in a bad market. His staff is personable, knowledgable, and proficient at what they do. They are honest, hard working and by far the best real estate firm in San Diego. Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Alpine, CA. CharleneSutherland12/17/2011
Short Sale in San Diego was professional and on the ball. Their team worked together to get our short sale completed within 6 months. We were able to call or email our point of contact, Felicia, any time of day or night and she always got back to us within 24 hours. We will be sure to recommend this Company to our family and friends. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Murrieta, CA. user5623173/28/2012
We are extremely fortunate to have had Nick Iannitti as our agent. He was very professional, helpful, and friendly, and most importantly, he did everything in his power to get us the best deal possible. We HIGHLY recommend Nick as your next agent!
Nick was our agent for our recent purchase of a townhouse in Carlsbad. He was proactive in reaching out to listing agents to get insight into the best way to structure our offer, and the initial rapport he built worked to our advantage throughout the deal.
Following our home inspection, Nick did everything he could to negotiate with a very difficult seller and ended up getting us a larger credit for repairs than we ultimately expected. At every step of the way, we felt as though he had our best interests at heart. He always made it clear that he wanted us to be 100% happy with the home we were buying, and that if the house wasn’t right for us, we would move on to one that was.
In what turned out to be a very tricky negotiation with the seller towards closing, Nick really came through. He relied on his knowledge and experience to come up with the perfect solution that got us over the final hurdles to close the deal! Bought a Townhouse home in 2018 in Jefferson/Carl Ben, Carlsbad, CA. whitneygdavies
We used Kurt to sell a house in Carmel Valley to our existing tenants, and then to buy an investment property in the San Diego Metro area.8/24/2014
On the selling side, Kurt and Felicia were quick, responsive and helpful in structuring the deal and making the sale to our tenants seamless. Once the home sold, we began searching for a multi-unit investment property to buy.
Kurt assigned us John from his team, who kept us apprised of the latest MLS listings through their automated system. We felt a sense of urgency to buy a property and get it rented, as summer is the best time of year to fill rentals. John was personable and responsive, but perhaps more laid back than we preferred. I can see how his non-pushy approach can appeal to most buyers, though. With that said, he was quick to act whenever we did find a property we wanted to view or make an offer on. This resulted in us finding the ideal investment property.
After the purchase John helped host the open house to prospective renters, which was a real stress-reliever. All in all, we recommend Kurt and his team, and their willingness to listen and ensure our needs were met. Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. cornholington
We are very appreciative of the excellent manner in which Kurt Wannebo and Nicole Furlong of San Diego Real Estate and Investments handled our short sale. This was a difficult decision for our family after being homeowners for over 20 years, but Kurt and his staff were very patient with us and helped us make an informed decision. We struggled with the decision for over a year and Kurt was great about keeping in touch on a regular basis and answering any questions we had. We appreciate the opportunity to meet with him personally, and his recommended tax adviser, to make sure we were looking at all the options and had all the information we needed to make the best decision for our family. Once the process was started, and Nicole was assigned to represent SDREAI with our sale, the whole process was very smooth and required little effort on our part. We had multiple showings very quickly and had cash offers within a few days and were able to submit an offer to the bank and stop showing the house within a week. They were also very helpful in communicating with the additional lien holders on the property and getting them to accept substantially less than what was owed in order to finalize the short sale. In summary, it was a relatively easy process for us due to the excellent help we received from SDREAI and we would highly recommend them to anyone considering a short, or standard, sale of your property. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Temecula, CA. user74251558/29/2012
After being in our home for 13 years, circumstances dictated a short sale of our home. I had no idea where to even start. All I knew is that I didn't just want ANY realtor, I wanted someone who was skilled specifically in short sales as I've heard too many horror stories. Ironically, I saw an advertisement on TV. Not sure whether it was on the new or something else, but the important thing is I decided he was worth looking into. It was the BEST choice I've ever made. From day 1 he walked me thru the whole process and put me in touch with his team. His education methods for the client are supurb. I knew exactly what was happening at all times, communication with the team was wonderful, and I was fully involved complete with full leaway as to whom I wanted selected as a buyer for our home. We got an offer that exceeded our asking price and I'm fully confident that our selected buyer will treat our former home with lots of love and attention that we put into it. I would recommend SDREI to anyone hands down...especially if they find themselves involved a short sale. Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Spring Valley, CA. kherbert16/6/2013
Working with Kurt and his team was one of the most impressive business transactions I have ever experienced. From the initial phone call all the way to the final escrow signature, he listened to my concerns, gave me an abundance of information and suggestions, followed up on everything, and always did what he said he was going to do.5/27/2012
In my opinion, his exceptional professionalism stems from the many systems he has put in place to ensure there are no loose ends, balls dropped, or stones unturned. It's nice when someone offers you something you didn't even know you needed or warns you about something that you might want to prevent. It's a confusing process that he has made easier.
I can't imagine using any other agency in the future and will recommend SDREAI whenever I get the opportunity. Sold a home in 2012. user4876941
My wife and I were in quick need to sell our 2 bed/bath condo once we found out that our 3rd child to be was going to be 3+4 (twins)!!! We were excited but very nervous as we needed to sell quickly. I was unsure about the process but Kurt made everything very easy to understand; from his website, informational videos, his personal phone calls, etc. He is very professional and extremely knoweledgeable. In regards to the paperwork and day to day processing, I was able to work Mike Hinmon. He was excellent! He worked tirelessly on the sale, coordinating with banks, processors, buyers, their agents, and banks. There is no way I would have been able to do any of this on my own. I am very impressed with Kurt Wannebo and his team, and would strongly recommend just looking at his website if you are interested in buying or selling your home! Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Clairemont Mesa West, San Diego, CA. user22483001/3/2013
Kurt Wannebo, Felicia Jerbasi and Team SDREAI were extremely helpful in the quick sale of my home. From my first conversation with Felicia several months prior to listing, to close of escrow, it was like I had my own personal entourage. They have referrals for everything from stagers, painters, window washers and a counseling session when I started to get overwhelmed! Thanks Kurt and Felicia! The best part of this whole experience is my home sold in less than a week, before it went on the MLS....For more than I could ever imagine. I would highly recommend Kurt, Felicia and the entire Team at SDREAI. Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. tammyazios5/27/2016
Felicia and Becky are fabulous! My special circumstance is a need for a place that is wheelchair accessible. Felicia checked out all the condos that might fit my needs (on a particular location that we discussed) before showing to me. She found just the right one for me. Felicia provides me with information about the location and surrounding areas. So grateful for her help! She is just a wonderful person besides. Bought a Townhouse home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. gingquintos10/20/2016
We worked with Tom Wilson in Kurt's office. Tom is the consummate professional working day and night on getting us what we wanted. We had very specific criteria and Tom came through with flying colors. After the deal was negotiated, Tom kicked it up a notch with advice on inspections, walkthroughs, repairs, etc.7/13/2014
I would use Tom again in a heartbeat and really appreciated his patience and diligent follow-up to get the deal done. Bought a home in 2014 in University City, San Diego, CA 92122. Jeff Chalmers
KURT'S COMPANY CAME TO MY RESCUE; Previously, I had listed my SHORTSALE with Battiata and they wasted 1.5yrs on my time with no results. Watching other like houses move grated on my nerves...With so much frustration, I either had to switch or give up...that is where SDREAI saved me. As soon as I contacted Kurt and Tiffany, we started making immediate progress. I say "we" because their personal touch kept me involved, informed, and positive. Admittedly, with such a huge time on the market, they had quite the obstacle to overcome. Bottomline though-- THEY DID IT!! Specifically, they worked with Bank of America through BoA's new "Co-Op Program" and I was actually paid $2,500 for the Short Sale closing. UNIMAGINABLE with a property listed almost for 2.5yrs! I can't say enough about Kurt and how he helped soothe my nerves and aided my family of six to shed the drain on our finances (UPSIDEDOWN by $165,000). If you are looking for a qualified professional, you’re looking at the right guy. Sold a home in 2011 in Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019. Scott.Roper11/02/2011
This is the Le family. Selling the house is not easy for us, we made a wrong choice at first for selecting cost vs quality. With that, our house was on the market for 8 months without any offers, we fired the 1st agent. After that, we were careful about selecting the next agent for our house. We met some but Kurt Wannebo stood out the best with his presentation. Immediately, he brought his whole team from photography to interior designer who worked closely with me to change everything in the house so it is ready for the market. Through the process of selling the house, Kurt was always there to guide us and finally we sold our house. We was so happy with our choice with him. His whole team was incredible in helping us through escrow and Kurt also provided us his video on Youtube step by step what we should do next. Thanks Kurt and the team for a job well done and we appreciate everything you guys did for us. God bleesed Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. taituthieulam8/26/2016
We were fortunate enough to meet Kurt and one of his agents, Nick Iannitti at an open house about a year ago. Were were not ready to buy at the time, but their personalities and professionalism impressed my wife and I. We decided to buy a home a few months ago and turned to Nick for his expertise and engaged him as our buyer agent. We could not be happier with our decision. Nick Iannitti asked a number of questions to determine our key factors in looking for a new home, helped us define what we wanted most, and then help us navigate a difficult sellers market to find the right home. Nick was responsive, weekends and late into some evenings, arranging showings, getting us into homes that were not yet on the market, referring us to additional services that proved valuable, and finally finding us our new home. He was an excellent negotiator and was able to save us thousands of dollars when we finally closed the deal, despite multiple offers on the home. He continued to help us through the inspection process and continued to work on our behalf until the day we closed. You cant go wrong with Kurt and Nick. Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Miramar Ranch North, San Diego, CA. user965762647/12/2016
Kurt and his team did fantastic job to help us selling our home in 92130. Our home is very unique which designed by an professional architect as his masterpiece. He strongly suggests to use professional stage service in order to sell it faster. also gave us the strategy how to market this property. It took 2 weeks to become a beautiful home before going to MLS.8/1/2017
During the first open house there were more than 30 group to visit this property. In 3 days we got multiple offers and start bidding war. It pushed the price higher than we expected. Felicia was taking care of all details and always response in time and made this transaction smooth.
We closed the deal when we travelled out of country! We appreciate all effort from Kurt, Felicia and his team work.
We highly recommend their excellent service. Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. xulanfen
We were doing all our research for our home still confused about what to do. We came across Kurt Wannebo's website clicked on it and liked what we saw. We gave him a call to discuss our situation . He was very personnable and e-mailed us a very informative video to watch at our discresction and then he said to give him a call back. After watching the video and speaking with him we decieded to short sale our home. We heard many stories from people about the problems and hassels. We are happy to tell you that Kurt and his staff made the entire process simple and smooth . We could contact them by phone or e-mail they told us exactly what they needed we could e-mail everything back and forth since we live far out. If we had any questions they got back to us quickly with an answer. Our short sale went smooth there were no out of pocket costs to us . We were told everything up front what to expect and approximately how long it would take. I like the honesty of there staff and the effort to make things go smoothly in such a difficult time in your life. We also had a final call back after the sale to make sure everything was going well with us and gave us a tax advsor name and explained about how this also effects your credit. I would definetly reccommend them over a regular agent because as I learned a short sale requires much more work and information you may never have thought of and if you don't know what you are doing you may get screwed in the deal So thank you Kurt Wannebo and your team for making our short sale a success. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Campo, CA. user90855205/14/2012
An acquaintance referred me to Kurt Wannebo and I'm really happy I followed up. My short sale had all the ingredients for failure: less than ideal time of year, abnormal issues with the original loan docs, my lender just having switched to a horrible new system and the buyer’s realtor was a complete newb. And you know what? My SDREAI realtor got it done. Tiffany Abbiate was able to handle my sale fast and painless (for me anyway). As issues with my sale kept arising I never lost confidence in her and she always got through it. Total professional. I’d recommend SDREAI to anyone. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in San Diego, CA. user9586048/2/2012
A very skilled agent and great negotiator. He helped us sell above our list price at the price point we were looking for, despite a bit of a slow down in the market and other homes in the area not reaching their list prices. He and his team are well organized and followed through with everything that he initially outlined to us. He took his time to explain the market and relevant factors affecting the sale so that we were able to make the best informed decisions. Also, we are out of the area, so that put more demands on him and his team. But they did a great job arranging everything and helping us breeze through the process. While he was not as warm and fuzzy as the other agents we initially interviewed, I believe we made the best choice to hire Kurt. Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Miramar Ranch North, San Diego, CA. drlilbuddy
Kurt Wannebo, Felicia, Becky and the rest of the team at SDREAI are totally wonderful and we would recommend them 100% to anyone interested in doing a short sale!5/3/2012
My husband and I recently sold our house in a process neither one of us was familiar with, called a short sale. Like many others, we found ourselves “under water” and wanted to downsize due to our children leaving home for college. With the current market, we had no idea what to do.
We were given Kurt's name by an acquaintance at work. We watched Kurt's short video series explaining the process, and knew we had found the right person. He is extremely knowledgeable, explains the process very well, and is totally honest and trustworthy. Our agent Felicia was great, and walked us through the process every step of the way. She kept us constantly updated, and always answered questions immediately. Both were just absolutely awesome.
This can be a complicated process, and it is key to have a broker and team that one can completely trust. With all of the banks, types of loans, changing laws, paperwork, etc. - they made the entire thing go so smoothly. We are very grateful we found them! Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA. user464304
Kurt and his team was a joy to work with. They sold my rental home quickly (14 days, start to close of escrow). Answered any and all questions that I had and the team was very responsive. I would definitely use them again! Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in College East, San Diego, CA. law2826/13/2017
Kurt and his team where very helpful and knowledgeable. We found the house of our dreams .Kurt and his team did everything possible for us ..We would recommend Kurt and his team to friends and family looking to buy or sell a home. Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA. zuser2017092712540966801/06/2018
Kurt's team was amazing from start to finish. My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Brad Scripps. We were overly impressed with his knowledge of the market and home buying process. Overall his expertise and availability provided a fun headache free home buying atmosphere! I highly recommend Kurt and his agents for your next home. Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Murrieta, CA. ta2bymike6/14/2016
Kurt and his team were very professional, responsive and supportive throughout the sale of our property. My wife and I were very impressed that Kurt was able to negotiate a sales price much higher than we had expected ($30k above our listing). We will work with Kurt in the future and strongly recommend him! Sold a Condo home in 2013 in University City, San Diego, CA. user527145212/10/2013
SOLD our home when another agent was unable.5/22/2015
Kurt, Nicole, and rest of the team sold our home within days after taking over the listing from another agent.
* Sales price above list price
* Multiple offers
* Outstanding negotiator
* Closed escrow on schedule
* Managed the inspection and contingencies process
* Developed and executed marketing and sales strategies
* Managed and adapted to issues arising during the process
* Exceptional attention to details
* Timely replied to all our inquiries
* Respectful and professional
We have sold five previous personal residences... Kurt delivered the best results with outstanding service.
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA.
From our first meeting with John La Mattery and Lacey White we felt very comfortable with them in our home-buying experience. They had noticeable local knowledge and experience. Both exercised complete professionalism throughout our time together. When the time came to negotiate they were both strong and honest with their advice and displayed some serious gumption when the deal had to get done. We could not have been happier with the group and would love to work with them again. WELL DONE! Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Lake Murray, San Diego, CA. David Edelstein
I found Kurt through his extensive advertising campaign in the Carmel Valley area. He encouraged me to professionally stage my house which transformed it into a model home. It definitely made a tangible contribution to the final price of the sale, one that was beyond my expectations. I especially appreciated his approach to holding open houses which is truly one-of-a-kind. There were hundreds of signs situated at least half a mile away, all pointing towards my property. Multiple agents were present to inform and educate prospective buyers on the house, the neighborhood, and surrounding schools. Throughout the sale process, Kurt was masterful in negotiating the best possible price among the multiple bidders. I truly felt I made the right decision in enlisting Kurt and his team to sell my house. Sold a home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130. baohere9/16/2014
We would like to thank Kurt once again for an excellent job on the purchase of our home on Mount Helix. His professional manner and negotiating skills resulted in over 100,000 dollars off the original asking price, we were amazed and very happy. Kurt's personality and demeanor made me feel like I was an old time friend thru-out the home buying process. His recommendation for our loan broker was also fantastic. We love our home. Bought a home in 2010 in Casa De Oro-Mount Helix, La Mesa, CA 91941. delahoussaye0009/14/2011
John La Mattery from Kurt Wannebo's team was absolutely spectacular as he guided us through our first home purchase. John was always available to answer questions and provided accurate & timely information throughout the entire process. He truly went above & beyond, helping us across all aspects of the due diligence, negotiation, financing, and closing work streams. Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Kensington, San Diego, CA. rwhitwor98/11/2016
Kurt and his team helped us in the sale of a $1.3M home in Carmel Valley. After renting the home for 2 years, the home was in need of significant work to bring it up to 'move-in' level expected by buyers in this category. Kurt and his team made extensive and cost effective recommendations to remedy the many issues, including several 3rd party contractors and a very effective home staging group. After 3 weeks of renovation we listed the home and Kurt created a competitive bidding situation with 5 offers by the second day (3 above ask), ultimately all 5 moved above initial asking price. We went into escrow by day 8 with the ultimate buyer for $26,000 over ask - most of which I credit to the work done, the marketing effort, Kurt's listing strategy, and ultimately his negotiating skills after creating a competitive bidding situation. If you are comfortable with working with a team, rather than a single individual broker, I'd recommend Kurt and his team highly to anyone selling in 92130. Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. Robin8438/1/2017
Kurt Wannebo and the San Diego Real Estate team were a pleasure to work with. I contacted Kurt for help with a short sale on my home. I was living in Virginia at the time and was afraid it would be difficult to sell my home in California from a different state. He assured me that it would not be a problem. I was assigned an agent Felicia Jerbasi and all my concerns and fears were quickly set at ease. My short sale was approved and closed in a very timely manner. The team was professional and very knowledgeable about the entire process. I could not be happier.2/19/2013
I would highly recommend Kurt and his team if you are buying or selling a home. This is a top notch company that puts the customer first and one you can trust to act on your behalf. Sold a Multi Family home in 2013 in Lake Forest, CA. user53958758
We recently had the pleasure of working with Nicholas to purchase a rental property in Carmel Valley (San Diego) CA through a 1031 exchange. Nicholas's team's quick response to new listings in the area allow us to get into escrow in a fast moving market (DOM less than 10). He was very knowledgeable about navigating our complex transaction and stayed on top of the progress made in each of our three separate escrows. We were able to close the entire deal in 27 days, when usually such deals can take 2 to 3 months. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for property to buy in the San Diego area. Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. ralphbb9/23/2016
Nicholas Iannitti was a fabulous agent to have when buying our first home! The first time he met with us, he walked us through the entire process which was extremely helpful being new to home buying. He continued to keep us on track with all we needed to accomplish throughout searching and escrow. He was proactive and was able to advocate for what my husband and I wanted without us having to ask, he really understood what we wanted. Nick was great at answering all our questions day or night and would talk us through any anxieties we (I) had. We really felt like he was invested in us a people and made us feel like we were a team! I highly recommend SDREAI and Nicholas Iannitti! Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Santee, CA. Staceylmount11/17/2015
Both Kurt Wannebo and Nicole Furlong at SDREAI were extremely essential in our sale. We have utilized Kurt's and SDREAI's services with both buying and selling properties and would recommend him to anyone! Sold a Townhouse home in 2011 in Bay Park, San Diego, CA. user7217593/24/2012
A top priority for us was to have a real estate agent that we could trust and would do what she told us she would do. We found Nicole to be that agent. She went beyond her responsibilities to help us find ways to meet city requirements. She works very well with inspectors, lenders and escrow. She has a great grasp of the current market conditions. Bought a home in 2012 in El Cajon, CA 92020. user91981524/2/2012
Kurt's company was a recommendation from a neighbor who was also using his company to do a short sale. I went into it knowing nothing. Immediately they help you understand the process and walk you through everything step by step. Brandy Pike was the agent that worked with us during our short sale and she was wonderful! Always there for me and holding my hand through it all! Whenever I had questions she always had the answers or got them for me very quickly! I was never left in the dark or wondering what was going. They understand that a short sale is an emotional decision and for me that was important! On top doing their job they were always there for me! Sold a home in 2011. DMSALE2/21/2012
There really isn't much for me to add to the numerous positive reviews online. We chose Kurt after interviewing a few candidates mainly because of his apparent professionalism, reviews, and historical results. Kurt did not disappoint. He's knowledgeable, organized, and responsive. We had moved out of San Diego while selling our home, but that didn't prove to be problematic at all. Everything ran smoothly via phone, email, text messaging, and Docusign. In addition to Kurt himself, he's surrounded by a great team. I want to give Felicia Jerbasi particular credit, but everyone I interacted with at SDREAI extended the utmost courtesy and professionalism. If you're interested in results (our home sold within a few days of being listed, $26k above list price, and $11k above our ideal target price), Kurt and his team at SDREAI will fulfill and exceed your expectations. Thank you Kurt, Felicia, and everyone else at SDREAI! Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. MarkAhn111/11/2017
I have worked with Felicia twice. Both times she has been a great agent and a pleasure to work with. She kept me well informed throughout the whole process and made sure all of my home selling needs were met. Sold a Condo home in 2018 in Park West, San Diego, CA. Stephanie Durso
Bought single family home in Carmel Valley for approx $1m. We worked with Nicholas Iannitti and would give him 6 stars if we could. He is responsive, knowledgeable, and great to work with. As a buyer, you want someone that you can trust to give honest, reliable information. Nicholas always gave us all the facts and/or would get us all the information we needed so that we could make the most informed decision. He made us feel comfortable to ask anything and was patient and understanding (we had to carry our 8 month old with us through most the house showings and we saw approx 50 listings).11/24/2015
At the time we were also simultaneously were selling our home in northern California so we were able to do a direct comparison of working with two brokers - and there were noticeable differences in the responsiveness, attention to details, keeping us informed etc.
Nicholas made the (stressful) house buying process as smooth as possible and we bought a house that we are super excited to call "Home". Thank you Nicholas! It was a pleasure working with you and we hope to see you around! Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. Ken Loh
We just bought our new home in chula vista CA with the help of Kurt Wannebo's team.4/5/2016
All the team was very professional especially Daniel Lecuna our realtor. He was amazing and always answered all our questions. Thanks Daniel for everything . Bought a home in 2016 in Southwest, Chula Vista, CA 91911. robleshohner
San Diego Real Estate and Investements was referred to me by a friend and I'm glad I made the decision to use them to sell my home rather than the company I used previously, as they set the bar to a whole new level of what it should be like when working with an agent. At the time, I was going through a divorce and the stress of a short sale and possible foreclosure had me at my wits end. My stress and fears were immediately put to ease with my initial meeting with Kurt. He explained the short sale process and my options in terms I could understand and in a way that made me feel like everything was going to be okay. I knew Kurt and his team would do all they could to take care of me... And they did just that.4/11/2012
Throughout the process, I had a million questions and concerns. My calls and emails to Mike at SDREAI were always returned promptly and he always took the time to talk to me and help me understand.
SDREAI is a shining example of customer service and inspires me to take good care of my customers. My short sale process is done, I was saved from foreclosure and the team has stayed in contact with me ensuring that my taxes are done properly and providing resources to help me remove the short sale from my credit.
I highly recommend Kurt and his team. The time and attention they gave, made me feel like I was their only customer and they helped me with so much more than just the sale of my house... They also gave me peace of mind, priceless!! Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in San Marcos, CA. user521899
I have never met somebody so nice and courteous. I viewed a couple of homes and he was always on my side trying to find what's best for me and my children. I haven't found anything but he assured me that he will keep looking. I wanted something close to an elementary school and middle school for my two boys. I really appreciate him going above and beyond. I would definitely recommend Kurt! Thank you so much for all of your help! Showed home in 2014 in La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037. Marilyn Cubillas2/18/2014
Felicia was an unbelievably amazing listing agent! I was in a pickle because I needed to sell a townhome in a rush. The hard part was that I still had tenants living there, the townhome needed A LOT of work, and I wasn't around to deal with any of it. So, I needed a GREAT agent. Because I've heard horror stories where the listing agent would be helpful and responsive only up until the point you sign the listing contract, I did thorough research on listing agents in San Diego and I was glad I went with Felicia. Felicia was literally helpful from start to finish. She helped deal with tenants, coordinated with contractors to carry out repairs, painting, cleanup, and even staging consultations. I could tell that she knew how to present the house, since we got multiple offers that started a bidding war. It took just a week to entered escrow at well above asking price! Most importantly, Felicia was communicative and responsive the whole entire way, which was very important to me since there were a lot of obstacles to selling the home, including the part where I would be absent from the process. Felicia was monumental in making this sale happen. I will recommend Felicia to my friends and family in San Diego, and I would choose Felicia again in a heartbeat. Sold a Townhouse home in 2017 in University City, San Diego, CA. John Phu Nguyen9/14/2017
Nicholas and Lacy are very professional and courteous to work with. They helped us at every step of buying the property and provided us with the right guidance. They both are very knowledgeable about the San Diego market. We would recommend them to all our friends and family.6/13/2016
They stood by us even when we had issues dealing with our mortgage company.
Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Sabre Springs, San Diego, CA. j7539
I worked with Kurt Wannebo on a Short Sale of my property. Going in to the whole process I was unsure of all the ins and outs like most people. Kurt and Nicole were able to guide me through the whole process and keep me informed at each step along the way. They knew what to expect and how things usually played out which was tremendously helpful for me and my family.8/24/2012
We were able to close on the property in 3 months which fell inline with what Kurt and Nicole told me from the beginning.
Nothing but positive things to say about SDREAI. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Olde Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA. user673357
Nicole F. helped me sell my two condos which were both short sales. This was a complex process with long waits, lots of paperwork, multiple rounds of negotiations and after a year of back and forth with banks, Nicole made the deals go through. I am 100% confidant that it would not have happened if it wasn't for her tireless and sacrificial efforts to close the deal. The entire team helped make this happen and the ease of the process was made easier with their attitudes towards getting the condos sold. Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA. anexussystems4/21/2016
I hired Kurt and his team at SDREAI to sell my Menifee home in 2012. From the initial call to his office, Kurt took charge of the entire process and was a true professional. He has created excellent, informative videos of the entire home-selling process, uses the latest technology to assist in document signing, and has his entire team in lockstep with his mission of running a true service organization. My sale was not easy, but Kurt, Felicia and the entire SDREAI team worked effortlessly to see the process through. Very highly recommended...11/5/2012
-- Mat W. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Menifee, CA. user19756448
Daniel was a big help in finding a place. He had no problem going out with me several times, even before I was ready to actually make a purchase. When the time came to make it happen, we had to move quickly and he was able to make it all happen. Furthermore, Daniel and Kurt were able to bring in top notch people as part of the Inspection and Mortgage process. Strongly recommended. Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Encinitas, CA. jeff73933/11/2015
We have worked with Felicia since 2010 on multiple investments purchases of townhomes/condos including, traditional sales, short sales and foreclosures. She has a great knack of understanding her clients and thus always provided us what we needed to assist us through the entire process including finding the places that met our criteria, formulating a winning offer, walking away from deals that weren't right for us and making the ridiculous amount of paperwork easier to sort through and understand. She's extremely responsive and always provided us with the answers to all of our questions. If she didn't have the answer, she used her resources to get us the answer. She is a tough negotiator and will go to the mat for you to get the deal done. In spite of the multiple offers on many of our deals, she somehow always managed to closed them for us! Bottom line, Felicia is a hard working, knowledgeable professional who is really easy to work with and does what it takes to get you through the deal and beyond. After closing, she even provided us with a CD organized with all the paperwork for our files and has helped us with resources for our rental properties! Bought a home in 2011 in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109. Sleiter912/17/2013
Kurt and his staff at SDREAI, in particular Felicia and Becky, were extremely helpful and knowledgeable during the short-sale process of our home. They made a difficult decision easier to manage and we would highly recommended to anyone that is considering a short-sale. Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $225K in Santee, CA. gryhndgirl09/20/2011
Kurt and his staff assisted me with my short sale. Kurt really put me at ease after our first phone consultation. He explained the short sale process really well and answered all of my questions. Kurt also emailed me a number of videos in which he explained the short sale process again. Once we had worked out the basics Kurt and his team began working to sell my condo. My agent Nicole Furlong was absolutely fantastic. She explained every part of the process, got seller's offers really quickly, helped me with paperwork, and put my concerns first. She is the best agent I have ever worked with. I would highly recommend that anyone who is considering a short sale talk to Kurt first. He will get you educated in the process. Lastly, Kurt and his staff were organized, professional, and absolutely customer friendly in every way. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA. user76180572/15/2013
Working with Kurt Wannebo's SDREAI team made the purchase of my first home quite the positive experience. I got the chance to work with Daniel Lecuna, who was a great real estate agent throughout the entire home-buying process. He was readily available to go out and look at properties on a short notice and took the time to educate me on the various aspects of purchasing a home. There was a lot of things going on after I got my offer accepted and Daniel, along with the SDREAI staff, made sure that everything was good to go and ready for closing. Now I am a happy owner of a condo in North Park! Bought a Condo home in 2013 in North Park, San Diego, CA. user368336547/4/2013
When we decided to sell our Carmel Valley home earlier this year, we called Kurt Wannebo. Kurt's professionalism, integrity, industry expertise, and market knowledge immediately set him apart from all other real estate brokers. We chose SDREI to represent us because Kurt, and his team, sell more homes annually in San Diego than any other agents. Their consistent track record of selling hundreds of homes each year was very convincing.8/11/2015
Kurt, Tom Wilson (who served as our buying agent for our new property), John LaMatrey (who represented the buyers) and Felicia Jerbasi did an outstanding job guiding and advising us throughout the transactions. They were proactive, extremely responsive, and deliberate in their approach. They created an effective marketing plan, pricing strategy, coordinated staging of the property, conducted a mega open house, private showings and successfully sold our house on a timely basis for top dollar.
Real estate transactions can become extremely complicated. The client centric team at SDREAI simplified the process enormously. We cannot give a higher recommendation than to retain SDREAI for your next real estate sale or purchase.
Dr. & Mrs. Elliott Shapiro Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. robynshapiro1
After two years of debating what to do with our rental property that we originally bought as an investment, my husband and I decided to look into a short-sale. Prior to this we had rented it for several years but soon realized the property was simply a burden, the economy had brought down the value to levels we never imagined, we attempted to keep the property but due to our situation, could no longer do so. We were referred to Kurt by a friend and we went through the initial consultation process and he answered just about every question we had on our minds. From that point we felt very comfortable in moving forward. He and his team (Nicole Furlong, and their assistant Becky) were excellent. They were always in contact with us even when there wasn't much news, but took the time to always follow up even if just briefly. The process took about as long as they said it would (4 months, which is impressive) and we just closed escrow- and our former property is now the home for a new homeowner! We're very happy with their professionalism and knowledge. I highly recommend Kurt Wannebo and SDREAI. Sold a home in 2011. KIlacqua10/09/2011
SDREAI did an exceptional job in listing and selling our Carlsbad townhome. Our home was quickly listed and we had offers within a day - and from there everything went like clockwork. Kurt and his team were always available to answer any questions we had throughout the process, no matter if it was an email, a text, or a phone call - I always received a timely, friendly answer to my inquiry.10/4/2012
I will be recommending Kurt to my friends, and look forward to working with SDREAI for our next home purchase. Thanks Kurt and Tiffany - you guys rule! Sold a home in 2012 in Rancho Carlsbad Trailer Park, Carlsbad, CA 92010. user2047806
I was referred to Kurt by one of my friends at work. I contacted him initially back in April of last year and made a decision to proceed with a short sale in September. Through my decision making process (which did entail having a loan modification request submitted and subsequently denied) he was always available for consultations and advice. In September, when the decision was made to proceed with the short sale, he assigned one of his associates (Felicia) from his team to my sale. Felicia was extremely helpful, quickly set up a condo visit to inspect my property, and start the research to advertise to sellers. She quickly had interested parties and then we started to navigate the loan approval process which is very complicated with all the changing government and industry regulations. Well, the Condo was sold late last month (Feb) and I couldn't be happier; my experience with Kurt, Felicia, and the team was extremely positive. I had a tremendous amount of anxiety and they were there to explain and provide excellent advice every step of the way. I recommend them 100%! Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 in East Lake I, Chula Vista, CA. user1480503/18/2012
I'd like to thank John LaMattery for making my last deal happen. John is the ultimate professional whose word can be trusted 100%. He understands the local market well and can add significant value to any buying or selling process. I have worked with John for about a year now and during that time we have established a very strong relationship. Our latest transaction went very smoothly thanks to John and I look forward to working with him again in the near future. Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Oak Park, San Diego, CA. user8753722/20/2013
Kurt got us multiple offers right after the first open house. We’re in escrow in 7 days with a selling price higher than listing price. Kurt and his team helped us to go through the entire process very smoothly. He sent out videos to explain what to expect for next step, and provided advice at different stages. His assistant, Nichole, always touched base with us, from answering questions to recommending contractors, she did excellent jobs. We enjoyed working with Kurt and his team, and appreciated Kurt’s professional expertise and strategies.6/3/2016
He wrote us a thorough repair list (details like touch up paint below the towel rack, re-caulk the baseboard, etc.) in addition to a completed market analysis before putting our house on market, which gave us the perfectionist’s vision. He introduced us a staging company and hired a top photographer producing the best images and made the house into a showcase. All of these "high standard" thoughts and works definitely maximized the efforts of attracting potential buyers. We're so happy working with Kurt and his team, very knowledgeable, well organized, highly efficient, and successful achievement! Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. jwc92130
San Diego Real Estate and Investments is AMAZING!!!! I had spent over 2 years dealing with another company here in San Diego. First trying to do a loan modification and then subsequently attempting a short sale, neither of which was successful. After postponing our sale date an uncountable number of times I was informed that the bank was not willing to postpone our sale date again. I was told that there was nothing that could be done and that our house would be sold at auction. At this point things seemed hopeless and as a last effort to try to prevent a foreclosure I contacted Kurt.5/4/2012
Kurt set me up with Tiffany Abbiate who is one of the agents on the team. Within a few weeks Tiffany was able to obtain an offer, submit it to the bank and successfully postpone our sale date despite being told by the previous company I was working with that the bank wouldn't postpone it again. To make a long story short escrow closed last month and we successfully completed the short sale. Kurt, Tiffany, and the rest of the team are awesome and I would recommend them to anyone. Everyone was very professional, they work quickly and there's no B.S. They are very straight forward with you regarding your situation and where things are at in the process.
My only regret is not contacting San Diego Real Estate and Investments sooner. Had I went straight to them in the first place I'd be less than a year away from being able to purchase a home again. Now I have to keep my fingers crossed for the next 3+ years that rates and prices stay low.
DON'T WAIT - CALL SAN DIEGO REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS Sold a Condo home in 2012 in North Park, San Diego, CA. user0003599
I was looking for a realtor with true expertise, and Kurt Wannebo met all of the requirements. We started with an interview in my home and he explained the processes and procedures that I would encounter. After signing the agreement, Kurt began to fulfill all of his promises. He helped me by recommending correction of several issues with respect to my home. He also assigned an extremely competent real estate agent, Nicole. He executed a sales strategy which resulted in multiple bids, and as a result, I got the full appraised value for my home. In addition, he handled several critical issues with respect to the buyers which resulted in my saving approximately $15,000.00. In my opinion, he is the most competent broker I have ever worked with and I would recommend him to anyone. Gail White Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA. gaje3boys8/24/2015
Our experience with Kurt Wannebo and his Associate Felicia Jerbasi was great. Kurt came to our house, we signed on with him, three days later there was an Open House with ten couples attending, yielding five offers resulting in a sale. Felicia handled all the details and answered our questions immediately. Kurt's relationship with our Bank prevented any confusion. Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in University City, San Diego, CA. Iszoll3/5/2012
Nicholas Iannitti was the buyer agent that helped me buy my first home and he was amazing the whole way. He is quick to respond, answered all of my questions and was patient with my anxiety. Nick's greatest strength is his negotiation skills. I knew and trusted that he was on my side. Nick helped me in every aspect of buying a home, from finding a lender, to contractors etc. All of the contractors, lenders etc that he recommended were also great. Efficient, knowledgeable, and personable just like him. Lastly, I can say that I truly trust Nick, he is a great realtor and awesome person. Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Linda Vista, San Diego, CA. zuser201410290836571232/27/2015
Working with SDREAI for my short sale was the best decision I could have made. I had many questions that were answered, in depth, during my initial conversation with Kurt Wannebo and then I worked with the talented Tiffany Abbiate. Tiffany took amazing photos of my condo and the phone calls started coming in shortly after the listing was posted. She was thorough with relaying information to me on how we were doing in the process and with negotiating offers (just to name a couple of the ways in which her customer service was ideal). From start to finish, the process took under 3 months and I was able to take advantage of two incentives that my mortgage lender offered- incentives I would have had no idea about if it weren't for Tiffany. The SDREAI team was very helpful with any questions I had about the paperwork and they were quick with reviews of the documents. The short sale process is a detailed one but I can't imagine everything having gone smoother than it did with SDREAI. Many many thanks!! Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA. user2669897/29/2012
As first time buyers we had no idea where to start in the home buying process and Ryan was extremely helpful! We were looking to purchase a home in California, while still living in Virginia, and he went out of his way to make sure we were kept in the loop during every step of the way. Ryan not only set up video calls so we could tour the houses we liked, but he also went to every home inspection and met with all the technicians to get quotes on any repairs needed on the home. We found our dream house because of his dedication to not only his job, but his clients! We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house! Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, CA. Kayla Madera
When I realized that the market was not coming back as fast as I had thought, I did some research to get out from under my house situation. Most importantly, being in the military and an upcoming move, I needed to do something. I contacted Kurt's office in Feb 2011. He and his staff where VERY helpful and helped me to understand WHAT was going on throughout the process. I was assigned Nicole F. who was AMAZING every step of the way! Despite me calling her to ask questions significantly after hours, she was willing to help, and seemed to still be working to get my house taken care of. I'm sure i was not her only customer during the year of 2011, but I sure felt that way! It was a long year, but they all stood by and kept fighting to help me. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely go back. Thank you Nicole, Becky and Kurt for everything! Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in San Carlos, San Diego, CA. RobMatoushek3/12/2012
Bought our dream townhouse in La Mesa and were very excited to finally own a place.5/14/2015
As first time home buyers, we didn’t know what to do or where to begin. Our close friends had given us contact info for a real estate agent that they had used and were absolutely thrilled about. So we decided to take a chance.
The moment we sat down with Nick Iannitti, we knew he was the perfect agent for us. He went through the process step by step and answered all of our questions from beginning to the end. During our house hunting, we did get a little overwhelmed with everything, but Nick really made the process easier for us and was very understanding of our concerns and doubts. He’s a very knowledgeable agent who goes above and beyond for his clients especially when you find the perfect home.
We are so pleased with our new place and we have Nick to thank for that! For anyone looking to hire a real estate agent, we highly recommend Nick. He’s easily one of the best agents in San Diego! Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 in La Mesa, CA. user83050496
We were surprised not only to have huge turn out on the first open house but also pleased to receive three offers that we liked at that open house.6/1/2016
He had hired top notch stager, videographer, photographer and cutting edge 3D videographer(doll house view video). He did not spare any expenses to market our house and his team's preparation to market our property was impeccable.
At the end, all the work Kurt's team and all the effort we put into sell our house came to abrupt stop to a happy ending.
Kurt's negotiation skill was very professional. No wonder, they say he is the best
We couldn't be happier!!! Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. shinjae suh
We had such a great experience with Kurt Wannebo! We had an initial call with him to see if a short sale was even a good idea. He did not pressure us at all. He just shared with all the facts and what his company offered. We decided to move forward with him. He connected us with his agent Nicole Furlong. She was amazing! Walked us through every step. Offered to meet us if something needed to be signed (huge for me, I have two boys under 3) called every Friday before the week ended just to keep us up to date and always responded right away! The office staff is amazing as well and always went out of their way to help us out anyway they could. I would and will recommend Kurt and his company to anyone who asks me! Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Lake Murray, San Diego, CA. user746683851/24/2013
San Diego Real Estate & Investments is the GO TO source for short sales in San Diego County! We worked with Kurt Wannebo and his team at SDREI for the short sale of our home in Oceanside. Our agent at SDREI was Mike Hinmon. We had issues with our first attempt at completing a short sale on our home and SDREI was recommended to us and we could not be more pleased that they were ... we had absolutely no issues with them! Mike was very knowledgeable on the whole process, answering any and all questions we had in a very timely manner. If you are looking to short sale a home in San Diego County, SDREI are the people you want to work with! Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Oceanside, CA. user93050426/24/2013
Kurt and his team are a huge blessing! We were referred to them by friends and have since referred them to others. Kurt and Nicole were professional, easy to work with, responsive and truly invested in our process. They helped us through the complex situation of a short sale and not only made the process as painless as possible, but helped maximize the financial gain by good research and creative thinking. Kurt and his team were also interested in helping to make sure that we were taken care of even after the transaction by recommending credit and tax specialists. The Wannebo team is very knowledgeable and experienced and helped walk us through unfamiliar territory. We will use Kurt and his team in the future for any of our real estate needs! Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 in Calavera Hills, Carlsbad, CA. Swarmfuse12/4/2013
The SDREAI team was able to find me an off-market house in the community that I was interested in. The whole purchase process went out very smoothly. I had great experience with the team, very professional, very knowledgable and very helpful. Highly recommended. JingWang795/17/2017
We were so lucky to have found Kurt to do our short sale last year. His entire team is professional, knowledgeable, and proactive. They sold my house in 3 weeks and closed in two months without any issue. We thought short sale would be time consuming but his team made it seem so easy... All paperwork was done electronically, communication was prompt and courteous. We didn't have to leave the comfort of my home to do any paperwork. They walked us step by step thru the process and offered other services to get us back on our feet. We will definitely do business with him again. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Black Mountain Ranch, San Diego, CA. user2657212/14/2013
When we first met Nicholas Iannitti we were impressed from the start. We live out of state so Nicholas was our eyes and ears sending us photos and videos and answering all of our questions. We ended up buying a condo sight unseen from us but with the confidence and trust we had in Nicholas, we had no concerns. The purchase went smoothly and Nicholas was there through every step of the process. We give Nicholas our highest recommendation to any one looking to buy or sell a home. Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Bay Ho, San Diego, CA. kberzinski7/7/2017
Kurt and his team made the process of our short sale manageable. We worked with Tiffany Abbiate, whom I can't say enough good things about. Tiffany was responsive, aggressive and relentless to get our sale complete. Our situation was a bit tricky because we were not in a particularly stressful financial situation yet Tiffany found a way to make it work and gain the favor of our lender. I know this was a huge challenge and I am relieved that we elected to go with Kurt and his team to get the job done. Throughout the process I felt confident that Tiffany had things under control and kept me informed along the way. I would recommend Tiffany to anyone and wouldn't consider another company for my real estate needs in the future! Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, CA. tiffanyandcharlie7/19/2012
Lacy helped me sell my home and we had a really great experience, getting a full price offer the first day it was on the market! She was very knowledgable, patient, and helped guide us through the entire process. We were very impressed by her & the Kurt Wannebo team, including their transaction coordinator Becky. Highly recommend Lacy & the team if you are looking to buy or sell a home in San Diego! Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Fallbrook, CA. franwhite35/27/2017
My husband, Hartley and I had the time of our lives working with John La Mattery and Vince Coletti! We knew from the moment we met them that they were the ones we wanted to work with to purchase our new home with. We immediately formed a comradery that was full of trust and full of fun. These guys know what they are doing. They know the areas and keep up with newest and most up to date searches. They were instrumental in getting us a home in Del Mar. The house we ended up putting an offer in on had 13 total offers. John and Vince made this sale happen. They worked day and night to keep up with all that was involved in the sale of this home. All the while, keeping me calm!! (No easy feat) I can't say enough about two guys who work hard and yet still found enough time to make me laugh each and every day!! We truly couldn't have done it without them!!1/23/2017
Marni and Hartley Bought a home in 2017 in Divide, MT. zuser20140908105608532
I have worked with Kurt and his team on both a purchase and sale of a house.5/23/2017
On the purchase side, I worked with John LaMattery who is an amazing buyers agent. He worked with both me and the builder to make sure my family was able to get the house we wanted. He is a very professional agent who knows the area very well. He was a pleasure to work with.
On the sale end, we worked with Nicole Furlong and Kurt to make sure our house was priced right and marketed appropriately. The team did an amazing job and my home was in escrow in 3 days and closed on time.
Kurt and his team also did a great job easing any concerns and anxiousness we had during this whole process. They are professional to work with and are very knowledgeable about the entire process. I recommend Kurt and his team for all real estate transactions. Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in North City, San Diego, CA. Brian Friedman
My wife, my daughter and I are very fortunate to have found Kurt Wannebo, CEO and Broker of San Diego Real Estate and Investments (SDREAI). Kurt Wannebo met with us personally, made us feel comfortable, provided us with a thorough explanation of what a short sale would involve and also explained other options. We immediately felt a level of confidence that Kurt would be able to help us with our situation. As we engaged in our business association with Kurt and his company, we were assigned an assistant, Nicole Furlong. Nicole kept us in the loop every step of the way through the process. We received consistent regular updates, phone calls we made with questions were answered quickly and when it came time to fill out paperwork, Nicole made sure to provide us with the support we needed. As difficult as it was to have to leave our home in this way, Kurt Wannebo and his team provided us with the support, understanding, and dedicated service we needed. My wife, daughter and I highly recommend Kurt Wannebo of SDREAI. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in North Clairemont, San Diego, CA. Martynor534/24/2012
Kurt and John LaMattery helped me find and close on a short sale in La Jolla, California. I was able to purchase my condo for exactly the price I had hoped to purchase it at, and in the process John saved me thousands of dollars by working directly with my HOA to have repairs done before I moved in at no cost to me. I couldn't say enough good things about this team and have recommended them several times to close friends and family. If you're in the market, or are considering it in the near future, you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not reaching out to this team first!11/27/2013
-Mike Watson Bought and sold a Condo home in 2012 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA. mikewatson83
I recently sold my Clairemont (San Diego) home for $799K with the help of Felicia and Kurt, and could not have been more satisfied. It was a complicated (multi-property, 1031 exchange) deal, yet I got multiple offers and more than asking after just 12 days on the market. Felicia and Kurt really know their stuff, know how to provide superior service, and know how to get things done and deliver results (despite the many real world obstacles). Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Clairemont Mesa West, San Diego, CA. Russell Wright10/11/2016
I have worked with other agents in the North County, San Diego area and I highly recommend Kurt Wannebo and his team without hesitation. After having my home on the market for a year in 2017, I decided to switch agents and we were in escrow within 4 months of listing with Kurt's team. Two of the biggest changes I was looking for were 1-better communication, and 2-a proactive approach to selling my home. Kurt "sold" me on these 2 issues up front and followed through each and every week while my home was listed. He keeps you fully informed as to the competition in your neighborhood and the region in general on a weekly basis, including detailed notes and feedback from every showing. Many of those notes led us to making various changes, e.g., painting in neutral colors, updating landscape, etc. The team was always available to meet with handymen and vendors when I could not sit at home. Kurt and his team also made an effort to listen to me, the seller, throughout the process. They "guided" me during the final negotiation process but never put pressure on me to accept an offer or counter-offer without talking it through and making sure we were both on the same page. Overall, they made an otherwise stressful process quite the opposite and it allowed me to focus on getting ready for my move to my new home! Thank you. Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in North City, San Diego, CA.- Lisa H.
I worked primarily with Erika Spears on buying a short sale property in San Diego. She worked very diligently on my behalf through a very long process imposed by the bank. As I live on the East coast, I relied on her to do everything. This was well beyond the expectations that one would have in a regular agent-buyer interaction as I was not available in-person Despite the short sale buying process being extended, Erika Spears and Kurt Wannebo made it as easy as possible. I was never anxious about the process as they provided me with very clear and regular updates. They were very truthful and ethical in their interactions with me. I am giving them the highest possible rating which is very deserved. Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Chollas View, San Diego, CA. user47288112/18/2013
Buyers Agents John LaMattery and Lacy White showed us many houses in the San Diego area during our four month search for a new home. They quickly got to know our (and our kids') likes and dislikes and were able to focus in on the types of houses and neighborhoods that would suit our family's needs. Bought a home in 2014 in Rancho Carrillo, Carlsbad, CA 92009. cathylwojo8/24/2014
We recently asked Kurt Wannebo to hand short sales for our three condos. Kurt and his team did an excellent job. All of our questions (and there were many) were always answered quickly and completely. Kurt, Tiffany, and Becky made the process as painless as possible. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Jamul, CA. user48518126/8/2012
We felt it was overwhelming to have to sell our home before we could buy a new one. Not only did they sell our home in 3 days, but we got 35K more than asking!!!! Given this crazy sellers market buying contingent felt impossible. Kurt, Nick and his whole team made it work. We had tight timelines, and everything was moving quick, but it worked and it is hard to believe it was not as stressful as you would think. Thanks to the team, Nicole, Ryan, Becky and of course Kurt were all amazing. Thanks so much!!! Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA.5/8/2017
I would be very happy to give Nick my highest recommendation for anyone desiring to buy or sell their property. His in depth KNOW HOW and the numerous professional and personal contacts in the business, places him in an enviable position from where he can take advantage of opportunities for his clients which other realtors can only dream about. This alone sets him apart from all his fellow realtors in the San Diego market. Bought a home in 2017 in Del Mar Heights, Del Mar, CA 92014. sasslani6/13/2017
My fiancé and I have just started the process of home buying. Shannon has been very patient with all of questions and quick to respond to our needs. She keeps us informed and up to date on any properties that become available. Looking forward to finding our new home with Shannon. Showed home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130. annamarie8426/7/2017
Felicia was great! She was very thorough with helping me find the perfect house! She promptly answered emails and founds the answers to my questions regarding properties, neighborhoods, schools, anything and everything a parent considers when buying a family home. Felicia gave me honest advice on homes and neighborhoods. She made my home buying experience fun instead of "painful". Bought a home in 2011 in Point Loma Heights, San Diego, CA 92110. user92940910/30/2012
Kurt and his team at SDREAI worked a miracle! Due to unfortunate circumstances, I had to sell my Condo and I believe I had the most difficult short sale in history. I didn't have a personal realtor or know of any to assist at the time. I noticed SDREAI on the internet and decided to take a chance and ask for assistance. The entire SDREAI team was amazing. Tiffany Abbiate was the realtor I dealt with the majority of the time and all I can say "WOW"!! She was there every step of the way, kept me informed, and was always available if I had any questions. After some grueling negotiations, she was able to not only sell my condo, but she was able to get me some incentives as well! Thanks to Kurt and his SDREAI team for making this an easy transaction and I highly recommend their services to anyone! Bought and sold a Condo home in 2013 in Otay Ranch Village 5, Chula Vista, CA. user778488410/1/2013
Nicholas Iannitti represented us as the buyer's agent this February 2017. He is very personable, friendly, responsible, hardworking, and honest. Our escrow process went smoothly and quickly, thanks to him and his team. He has a wealth of knowledge in real estate and negotiations. Highly recommend him and his associates at San Diego Real Estate and Investments. Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. zuser201605041401171733/12/2017
only had a brief conversation with Kurt, and was referred on to John La Mattery, a senior buyer specialist for Kurt regarding a purchase of a shortsale property. I cannot say there was much benefit in working with the group considering the price paid for the short sale was bid up some 35% from the original estimate although that may have been a reflection on their job of marketing. John was professional and did what was expected. Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in El Cajon, CA. stockjockg4/17/2013
I had a wonderful experience working with Kurt's Agent, Erika Spears. She was always on top of the tasks and easy to contact. She never gave up on the search, even though it took a few months for the right place to become available. Being a first-time home buyer, I was pretty clueless when it came to the process. Erika was always there to help me understand what was going on. I would definitely come back to Kurt and his Agents when it comes time to buy a new place and/or sell my current place. Bought a Condo home in 2013 in University City, San Diego, CA. user38572828/18/2013
I found sd real estate off of Zillow and decided to give them a shot based on the high reviews. I had already met a few other real estate agents who were not up to my standards but then I met with John and lacy and was sold! We found the perfect place in a week and our offer was accepted! I used Blaine, with jmj financial and couldn't have been happier. The entire experience was very personal and I felt confident in the experience of the team members I was working with. On top of all that, they paid for my uhaul on my move day and sent me a hand written thank you card! Would recommend them to anybody. Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Golden Hill, San Diego, CA. user700771312/19/2016
In 2003 just after getting married, my wife & I went for our part of the American dream and we purchased our first house. A few years later when the bottom fell out of the market and several unforeseen circumstances later, we were in danger of having our home auctioned off and our credit forever ruined. On advice from my sister, I contacted Kurt Wannebo from San Diego Real Estate & Investments to see if perhaps he could help us out of the deep hole we were in. Kurt arrived at our home the day after being contacted and is immediately likable. His determination to help my wife and I helped to ease our stress as he quickly went to work to short sell our house rather than have us face foreclosure. A few days later, a buyer was found and Kurt then went to work teaching us how to file the appropriate paperwork so that nothing would come back to haunt us later. I can't thank Kurt and his team enough for helping to make the best of a bad situation. I highly recommend he and his company! Thank you Kurt! When the day comes to return to the real estate market, I WILL be coming to you :) Sold a home in 2009 in Lake San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 92078. spitfyr1411/19/2013
I recently sold my house in Carmel Valley using Kurt Wannebo as my agent. I cannot recommend Kurt strongly enough. He acheived a price way above asking, was extremely ethical, effective and an absolute pleasure to deal with. Kurt and his staff are professional and I would not use anyone else if you are considering selling your home. Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. referee33/29/2017
We chose SDREAI for our short sale because of the great reviews, informative online videos, and most importantly Kurt Wannebo’s expertise in the real estate industry. We could see why SDREAI was highly rated with all its clients. Kurt and his entire team made our short sale as stress free as possible. They kept the process moving smoothly and quickly while keeping us well informed. Other than the emotional stress of the situation, the hardest part for us was the paperwork.2/14/2013
Our house in Riverside County was listed in July and closed escrow in December. Our deadline was to close by the end of 2012 in order to take advantage of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act and SDREAI fulfilled it even though there were some setbacks with our lenders.
One of the initial lures of the company was Kurt’s promptness which, to us, was a good sign of professionalism and attention to detail. He was never late (or too early) for an appointment with us. He also offered his honest advice and was very patient with our numerous questions. You could tell by speaking with him that he knew his business and he, as they say, ran a tight ship.
We mainly worked with Felicia during the entire short sale process. She was always on top of all the things that needed to get done especially working diligently with the banks. She was prompt, knowledgeable, patient, and courteous. Felicia constantly provided us with timely updates and responded quickly to all our emails and phone calls even on late evenings, weekends, and surprisingly during her holiday vacation. Without her dedication and aggressiveness our short sale would have not closed on time.
We also had the pleasure of talking to both Becky and Marcella on a couple of occasions regarding the final escrow documents and both were extremely friendly, helpful, and courteous.
Needless to say, we made a good decision and are very pleased with the professional service we received from the entire team from SDREAI. Without any hesitation, we highly recommend them for any real estate transaction. Thank you SDREAI!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Menifee, CA. Port719
The agent Daniel provides professional service in a pace that the buyer do to feel to be pushed. During the escrow process, the company handled very smooth and organized. I had experience during escrow, I was stressed out from the agent and escrow stuff. I am impressed with how they handled the whole process and made the buyer feel ease. Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. suzycheng93/14/2014
Selling a home for top dollar isn’t easy. Kurt and his team do everything they can to make the process simple and stress free. We were very impressed by Kurt’s philosophy and tactics for selling our home in the shortest period of time with the potential for competing offers. Kurt and Felicia did an exceptional job marketing and selling our home. Kurt and Felicia were always available to respond to our inquiries, advise us regarding marketing and sales issues and provide us with status updates. Kurt’s entire team is very professional and extremely knowledgeable about real estate in the area. Kurt and Felicia made selling our home as pleasant as possible while getting top dollar. All in all we had a very positive experience working with Kurt, Felicia and Kurt’s team.Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. kenacase4/30/2016
Kurt and team did a fantastic job in selling our home. We were remote from San Diego and Nicole and team managed everything from negotiating to managing repairs needed. Their expertise, guidance, negotiating skills, responsiveness were all more than I had expected and I am extremely pleased with the engagement, process and outcome. Very highly recommended! Sold a Condo home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. peter s hermes09/18/2017
Tom Wilson from Kurt Wannebos' office was my agent for a short sale purchase of a home for my daughter. He explained the short sale process to me and everything went very well. It takes a little time but he told me that up front and in the end it was well worth it. He was very responsive to any questions I had along the way. I would highly recommend him for any real estate needs. My daughter has moved into her new home and loves it. You really need an expert to guide you through the process. I think that Kurt Wannebos' office is the best in the business. Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Jomacha-Lomita, San Diego, CA. user75541952/1/2013
Very knowledgeable, responsive and professional. Pleasure to have her show us new homes and most recently list our home and guide us through the seller process. Sold a Condo home in 2018 in Santee, CA. lpaul23
We had great success using Kurt Wannebo and Felicia Jerbasi to sell our San Diego home. Both were very responsive to our requests, and provided meaningful updates to us all along the way. Felicia coordinated several open houses, and I'm sure that was very helpful in attracting our buyer.10/28/2013
If we ever return to San Diego, I will certainly call Kurt and Felicia at SDREI for their hep with any future real estate transactions! Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. user3949114
Nicholas Iannitti was our agent. He was very thorough during our first meeting and all through the process. He is highly knowledgeable and very honest. Once the offer was approved, we didn't have to do much, he took care of everything!! Another great quality in him is his patience. He wouldn't push you to finalize until you are 100% satisfied. Overall, we were very happy with his service and would definitely reach out to him for our next real estate transactions. I would also highly recommend him to everyone that I know or meet that is looking to buy or sell a home. Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in San Diego, CA. ashg16/26/2015
I would highly recommend Kurt Wannebo and his team at SDREAI. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I found it necessary to sell my home in a short-sale. Kurt and his team were able advise me of the process, list my home, secure a qualified buyer, and facilitate the ultimate closing of the sale, at no cost to me, in a timely manner. Both Kurt and Felicia Jerbasi were highly responsive and pro-active in communicating with me every step of the way while negotiating the transactions with the buyers, sellers, lenders and escrow agent. In an uncomfortable situation, Kurt was able to make the process as easy and pleasant as possible, reducing the additional stress this could have caused. Kurt and his team are honest, hard-working (7 days a week!), respectful, and produce great results. Way to go, Kurt! Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Poway, CA. user59610214/29/2013
I wanted to take this opportunity to share one of the best service orientated experiences of my life. I hired San Diego Real Estate and Investments to help assist me with short selling an investment which was draining me financially. From the initial meeting and throughout the entire process, the service was amazing.10/16/2012
The hardest part of the entire process was my mental battle with deciding to hold on or let go of my negative equity property. Reflecting back, I held on to that property a lot longer than I should have. Kurt, the broker, met with me several times before I finally decide to move forward with the short sale. His compassion, patience and understanding built confidence and trust with my decision moving forward.
Going through a Short Sale is a traumatic process for most. Not in my case, San Diego Real Estate & Investments executed a seamless and painless transaction. San Diego Real Estate & Investments is a full service brokerage that handles everything for you. San Diego Real Estate & Investments listed my home, found a buyer, negotiated an approval with the bank and successfully closed the transaction in less than three months. Even after the close of escrow, San Diego Real Estate & Investments has been assisting me with other resources that are helping close the loop with tax questions and credit clean-up.
Throughout the entire process, I have never received one harassing phone call from the bank. San Diego Real Estate & Investments represented my interest and prevented me from having to answer the embarrassing phone calls at home and at work from the bank requesting payment and paperwork. Every step of the transaction, I was given clear and precise instructions from San Diego Real Estate & Investments and never felt uninformed at any part of the transaction.
I have personally referred San Diego Real Estate & Investments to all of my friends and family members looking for a stellar full service brokerage to handle their Real Estate needs. I would highly recommend San Diego Real Estate & Investments to anyone who is need of an honest and exceptional Real Estate team to handle their Real Estate needs.
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Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Palm Desert, CA. user7654081
The short sale with San Diego Real Estate & Investments was exceptional! Kurt explained every detail of the short sale in a very professional way. Our agent Felicia was available to us anytime of the day, any day of the week, answering all of our questions. A short sale is never easy; however, Felicia made ours as hassle free as possible and it made all the difference. The customer service we received from the staff was above our expectations! We will definitely be using them for future transactions. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Escondido, CA. Mirna Rubio2/19/2012
Nick was recommended by a very high integrity friend to handle my Mom's million dollar plus condo. I am glad I listened to my friend. I also interviewed Coldwell Banker and it was obvious they had expertise, but there was no way I was going to get the personal service and friendship of their agents. So I went with Nick and he was a beast. Thank you Nick. Sold a Condo home in 2018 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA. pesina6
Kurt's staff was very knowledgable with the short sale process They were easy to get a hold of when we had questions, The deal was contingent on the sale of my buyers house and his staff stayed on top of the details for both sales to keep the process on time. They did a great job on getting the job done. Thanks Kurt and team. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Valley Center. user24434492/21/2012
There have been numerous reviews for Kurt and his team at SD REI, but we wanted to add one more. Prior to selecting an agent to help us with the sell of our home, we did our homework and read the reviews of several people that we thought met all our requirements and standards. Not only did Kurt and his team do that, but far exceeded our expectations. From the initial call explaining to Kurt our situation, I could tell that Kurt was a knowledgeable professional with years of experience, especially with homes in our area. What I was impressed with was everything that happened after.
After we met with Kurt, the process of putting our house on the market was extremely fast. Kurt has a highly efficient group of people that will guide you through the process. From his initial assessment of the house, from the design/photography/video team, from helping you with whoever else you need to get the house ready (recommending painters, window washers, carpet cleaners, whoever!) for the open house, as well as the team that helps during the escrow process – everyone is constantly available with any questions that you have. The team is a well-oiled machine that is run so smooth you will wonder why anybody would go through any other agent/real estate team or sell a house any other way.
Nicole Furlong was Kurt’s associate that we worked with on helping us get our house ready, as well as keeping us constantly in the loop with all offers and all that we needed to do to close the house after we had selected a bidder. She was amazing to work with and helped us tremendously, and I appreciate her quick response every time I needed to reach her. Kurt’s knowledge of the market and our area helped us price our home, and his experience attracts a large amount of interested parties. After the open house, we had 7 bids within a couple of days, and additional handfuls of requests for showings. We went into escrow within a week of going on to market, and sold the house at over 40,000 over the asking price, with a generous rent back period from the buyers (one of the conditions we wanted). Kurt is a master when it comes to negotiating with all the buyers' agents!
As first-time home sellers and busy parents to 3 kids, we only wanted the best to help us through the process. We were in good hands and can’t imagine anyone else could do it any better! I’ve been recommending them to everyone I know who is interested in buying or selling a home. They truly care about you and look out for your best interest.
Besides Kurt and Nicole, a special shout-out to Andrea, the photographers/videographers (unfortunately I don’t remember their names), and Becky. You guys are awesome!!!! Thank you! Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in North City, San Diego, CA. user5035269
I was extremely impressed with the services provided by SDREAI on selling my condo via a short sale. Both Kurt Wannebo and Felicia Jerbasi were very professional, knowledgeable and considerate of my circumstances. My initial consultation with Kurt was really informative and helpful in making my decision to move forward with a short sale. Felicia was always prompt with returning any of my phone calls and answering all my questions. Working with SDREAI was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I have no regrets! Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Morena, San Diego, CA. user07268211/8/2012
Excellent! Our transaction was not easy and took a while - not because of anything SDREAI did or didn't do - but we were kept in the loop the whole time. I would highly recommend Tiffany Abbiate as well. She was easy to work with, always responded to any of our questions or concerns via email or text or phone as soon as she was able. Kurt's videos were very informative and answered alot of questions. I would recommend Tiffany in particular and this office to anyone I know. Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Oceanside, CA. user11759324/16/2013
WOW, Kurt was able to sell my Carmel Valley home in 4 days!!! But my story before him was a tough one and it's worth sharing in order to truly appreciate Kurt's benefits.1/18/2017
Before Kurt, I had the house listed with 2 other agents over a period of 7 months (4 and 3 months to each). I lost over 15k in running costs like interest, tax, and utilities. All I received were low-ball offers from investor types or buyers looking to find a fool. I believe Kurt was able to move this quickly is because of his network of customers and buyers. They are serious about buying a home and not playing games to find sucker willing to accept a low-ball offer, especially on a Carmel Valley home.
Finally, Kurt's team was also extremely helpful and efficient during the closing process. I had many interactions with Felicia and the overall process was super fast and straightforward and easy. Everything was an A+!
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. A E
I recently hired Kurt to represent me for the transaction of selling my Carmel Valley home. I hired him based off him listing two other homes on my street over the past year that not only sold quickly but came with a great referral from the sellers. I was impressed with his thorough assessment of my property and the subsequent team of contractors he referred to prepare my home for sale. The pre-sale experience Kurt provided allowed me to invest in a few areas that helped maximize the value of my sale price. Kurt also invested time and expense to get my home market ready and provided professional marketing materials that stood out to myself and potential buyers. Kurt is business minded with a personal touch. During key points in the sales process his reputation in the community helped tie ends together quickly. Even after the transaction was complete, there is an assurance of accountabiltiy should any ongoing needs arise. I would refer him to anyone in the north county coastal area looking for sales representation. Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. TERRY KOELBL7/16/2015
I bought my house in 92130 zip code in 2006 at the height of the market. I tried to sell my house with another realtor in 2013 and couldn't get what I paid for the house. I took the house off the market and put it back on the market in 2015 with Kurt Wannebo. He was able to get he more than I paid for my house and more than any of the other comps in the area. Needless to say I was extremely satisfied. Kurt went thru the entire house and his attention to detail is the reason the house showed so well. As professional as Kurt is, his partner Felicia was the main reason I went with this team in the first place. She is as Professional as Kurt but is also down to earth. I think they make an excellent team to sell any home. Sold a home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130. kevinschwartz43/30/2016
I found SDREI online while looking over reviews. I requested an agent and Tom Wilson was assigned to me. Tom and his team (hey Becky and friends!) were great. As a first time buyer there was a steep learning curve and Tom was there the entire way with advice and experience. The process of finding the right property to closing took a long time (8 months) but I had support the whole way. When we found the right place, he knew all the right questions to ask. I would highly recommend them. Bought a home in 2014 in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA 92111. sd4lyfe10/2/2014
We recently purchased our short sale home through Kurt Wannebo's SDREAI. As first time homebuyers, we had no idea how the process worked and were lucky to work with Tom Wilson. Tom gave off a great first impression and continued to impress us throughout the home buying process. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and assured us that we would close on time. He makes you feel as if you are his number one priority and always returns phone calls and emails promptly. He explains each step of the process, involves you in the decisions, and makes you feel comfortable and confident with your purchase. Whatever your situation is, Tom can help you! We had a unique situation and he made owning a home possible for us!3/29/2013
We would highly recommend SDREAI and Tom Wilson! Bought a home in 2013. Ilovecheese
We met with Kurt when we started the short sale process for my condo and he clearly answered all my questions in the simplest way possible. I left the appointment confident he and his company would get the job done. Mike H. was assigned to selling my condo. Even though we never met, he always returned my calls promptly and kept me updated. Needless to say, it took over a year to sell the condo; not because of Mike but because of the banks being difficult. Throughout the process, he reassured me that he was going to keep trying to work with them.2/21/2013
I would recommend Kurt and his company because they get the job done, they keep you informed, and they are very professional. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Ocean Crest, San Diego, CA. user3825857
Nicholas and Kurt’s team at San Diego Real Estate and Investments were incredible to work with to sell my condo. Living out of state, I needed a full service team that could make selling as easy as possible and they delivered. They helped get the property ready for the market, took high quality photos to present the property nicely and it resulted in multiple offers on the first day on the market, getting higher than asking price! Nicholas even went above and beyond to fight and remove an erroneous lien on the property. Without a doubt, I would work with Nicholas again and give the SDREI team my highest recommendation! Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Sabre Springs, San Diego, CA. user8442361/21/2016
We had the pleasure with listing with Kurt Wannebo. He assigned us one of his agents, Felicia Jerbasi, and both of them did a wonderful job listing and selling our home. Both of them provided us excellent service and I would highly recommend them. Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. mdp201/26/2015
I have used Daniel Lecuna's and Kurt Wannebo's services twice within the last 8 years. Even though the market in '12 and '18 couldn't be more different, I'm happy that I worked with Daniel and Kurt's team both times. The ease of the process, professionalism, knowledge, and responsiveness are the attributes I used to evaluate services, and both times Daniel and Kurt's team were excellent. After this last experience with Daniel and Kurt, I refuse to work with other real estate companies. If you are looking for top notch service, Kurt's team should be your first and only option. Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Otay Ranch Village 5, Chula Vista, CA. user366005
Shannon was incredibly helpful throughout my entire home-buying process. I was moving from out of state, and Shannon was able to help me decide which neighborhoods I should look at based on my preferences. I was not able to be in the state for the closing period, but I felt great knowing that Shannon had everything under control, and was regularly checking on the property and relaying information between the sellers and me. Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Corridor, San Diego, CA. rittenhouse kat8/26/2017
My husband and I had an excellent experience in purchasing our first home together!9/15/2016
During our initial meeting/information session, we talked with Nicholas Iannitti and Lacy White. They carefully went over the various aspects of home buying, and they were able to address any questions and concerns that we had.
Once our offer was accepted, we continued to work very closely with Lacy, who was professional, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. Because we were not as familiar with the home-buying process, we had many questions. Lacy was able to provide answers in a timely manner, and she could quickly resolve an issues that came about.
I would say that the entire process was a very positive one, and I would highly recommend Kurt Wannebo's company and associates for your real estate needs. Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. zuser20160519125931129
I would highly recommended John La Mattery. He was very professional, courteous and always available to answer questions. He was extremely knowledgeable about the market conditions and the area. The house sold for over the asking price and John was involved in every detail of the transaction. The house closed on time and without complications. He is hard working and cares about his clients. If you are looking for a home or trying to sell yours, John La Mattery will do a great job! Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Bay Park, San Diego, CA. pechung8
Kurt and his team at SDREI were extremely professional and helpful. They handled everything and made the transaction very simple. I dealt primarily with Nicole Furlong, but also had interactions with Becky Bensussen and spoke directly with Kurt on several occassions. I was very impressed with the proactive communication, as well as the quick responses to inquiries.9/10/2012
I would highly recommend them to anyone and would use them again.
Additionally, he has stayed in contact with me since the sale and didn't simply forget about me, once the deal was over. I continue to be impressed by him. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Olde Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA. user0500663
Kurt and his team did an amazing job handling all aspects of the sale of our home. They were VERY quick to respond to all our questions and always were very understanding of all our needs. His team is very professional and responsible and I would give my highest recommendation to anyone in need of buying or selling your home. Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in San Marcos, CA. zuser201406031335572316/3/2014
Kurt was recommended to me by a real estate colleague who works in downtown San Diego. We sold our Carmel Valley condo through Kurt and his team member Felicia Jerbasi. We live out of state and were continually amazed at how many details Felicia handled for us in our absence.. Unfortunately we ran into several problems inside the home, including mold and water damage. Several vendors were required to address the repairs; Kurt and Felicia researched and recommended high quality vendors for all the work. Despite this (expensive) challenge, we still closed the sale within seven weeks of initial MLS posting date. The overall strategy was impressive as well as effective in the end. Sold a Condo home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. cathywallace16/20/2016
Kurt and his team sold our house for us in May of 2013. Felicia Jerbasi was our agent and she did a fantastic job the entire way through. We had renters in our house at the time, which added some stress to the process. Felicia went above and beyond by working with them and us to ensure that everything moved forward as needed. From the initial consultation with Kurt all of the way through to the final day, Kurt's team made sure that we were informed as to exactly where we were in the process to help alleviate any confusion or stress that selling a house can cause and made this a relatively easy process. Kurt, Felicia and their team are extremely professional and ethical; I would honestly recommend them to anyone based on my experience. All of our paperwork put on a flash drive and sent to us at the end for our records was the icing on the cake. Good job. Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Encanto, San Diego, CA. SOCAL C6/17/2013
Kurt and his team were outstanding and efficient in selling my property. Felicia Jerbasi was the person I interacted with the most. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the sales process. I wouldn't use another company to buy or sell another house in San Diego. Sold a Condo home in 2013 in Mountain View, San Diego, CA. akw9214710/12/2013
I liked the whole condo purchase process. It was very fast and efficient. John has helped me to set up the mortgage loan to meet right and competent people. His knowledge of the local real estate is just great. Actually, this purchased condo was my second one that I was doing through the Kurt's office. Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA. hog1998
I would highly recommend Kurt Wannebo, and his team at SDREAI. Going through the short sale process can be difficult, frustrating, complicated and incredibly time consuming. Fortunately, I had a team of professional and competent mortgage specialists on my side. The experience they brought to the table was apparent from the beginning. Like most short sales, Nicole Furlong, my agent, was not given a simple task, but she handled the situation with a high level of professionalism and expertise. I received several offers on the house, but she was able to easily discern which buyers were credible and solid. We ended up selling the house to the first offer we accepted, saving valuable time. I listened to her instincts along the entire way and was rewarded by closing the deal in just over 4 months. Knowing some people struggle to close a short sale within a year, I was thrilled with this time frame. In addition, the people of SDREAI work together. I was surprised at how many minor obstacles came up, but they had solutions for everything and someone was always available to answer my question, or help with a problem. Becky Bensussen, the Transactions Manager, did a fantastic job coordinating everything. I thought the paperwork would seem endless, but they made the process easy and concise, even providing me with a CD at closing, instead of the dreaded stack of documents to store. The entire team walked me through the process with such ease, I always felt like things were being handled properly. Thank you, Kurt, Nicole and Becky! Your knowledge and skill was much appreciated!! Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Oceanside, CA. user5960686/1/2012
Thank you so much Ryan Riell for helping my mom, JE Jordan, find our new home! We all love it so much. We have a place of our own. My sister and I are planning all our future parties and friend sleepovers. Ryan Riell, you helped my mom with all the hard issues and easy, friendly and trusting attitude. Thank you so much for everything you did for us!! Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Oceanside, CA. twogirlsjjordan
We initially based our decision to work with Kurt based on the positive reviews we found on the internet, and I'm glad we turned to Kurt and his team to handle our short sale, it was a great decision. Kurt, Brandy and Becky where very professional and attentive with us, giving us all the information we needed and making it seam effortless. We started our process on the beginning of July and recently closed on the second week of September. We will be recommending their services to anyone we know needs a professional hand in real estate. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Sunbow II, Chula Vista, CA. Sergio Penuelas9/21/2012
In early September 2011, I began an internet search for short-sale Realtors in the San Diego area. I had been losing money on a rental property and decided I needed to get out before my savings were depleted. Despite being Labor Day weekend, I received a return call from Kurt Wannebo within the hour. Kurt took the time to explain the short-sale process in depth. After meeting with Kurt personally, I was convinced he and his team would be the best choice for me. Felicia Jerbasi handled my listing and the process took off from there. My house was listed in early October and we closed escrow in mid-December. I can’t thank Kurt, Felicia and the rest of his staff enough. If you are considering a short-sale, I highly recommend you give Kurt a call first. Sold a home in 2011. George Smith2/19/2012
Kurt and his team (Nicole in particular) were really helpful in staying on top of everything that needed to happen to make the listing and transaction run smoothly. Very impressed and pleased with how they operated. Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. robbrainin51/31/2017
We were referred to Tom Wilson by our family member. Having spoken to few other agents, Tom instantly came across as a knowledgeable and genuine agent. Being a first time home buyer, Tom provided excellent guidance during the various steps of the home buying process. He has very good insight into the San Diego real estate market. He was also friendly to work with and gave enough space to make our own decision. We found his feedback during the entire process very valuable to make a well thought out decision. He was always professional and prompt during the entire process. We would highly recommend Tom to anyone looking for a buyer's agent. Bought a home in 2013 in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA 92131. prasanna badri10/20/2013
Kurt and his team were awesome with our short sale process. They were diligent with working with both of our bank lenders. I was impressed by their communication with me and any updates that were happening. I would suggest their company to anyone who is interested in doing a short sale. Sold a Condo home in 2012 in Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, CA. Mariebelle Oliva user42723546/19/2012
Tom provided outstanding service for my husband and I as we purchased our first home this year. He helped us through the entire process, was able to break it all down and made sure we understood exactly what was going on at all times. He was extremely attentive and ensured we were able to look at all houses we were interested in. Tom knows San Diego real estate well, and if there was something he didn't know off-hand, he would look it up to make sure we were always well informed. He was very interested in what we wanted in our first home and was able to help us find a great place!! I would highly recommend Tom Wilson. Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Oceanside, CA. user008090812/13/2015
I used Felicia to represent me with the purchase of a property in La Jolla. The process was extremely challenging, being I live on the east coast an couldn't do many things a local buyer could easily do. Felicia was amazing, helping me with every part of the process. Well beyond my expectations. Her follow up skills are fantastic, unlike many people in her business, her responsiveness was quick and accurate. She is highly professional ,patient and went far beyond my expectations to make this difficult process as efficient as possible. If you're looking for a realtor who goes the extra mile to get the job done, look no further. You won't be disappointed. HIGHLY recommended .. Bought a Multi Family home in 2017 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA. zuser201704190654424728/14/2017
In summary Kurt an his team did a great job selling our home. Kurt developed a sales strategy that fit our needs and then executed on the strategy delivering multiple offers and netting $50K above asking in a very short period. Kurt and his team did a great job managing the entire process and did a very impressive job marketing our home,8/25/2017
Kurt and his team competently guided us through the entire process. Kurt has a deep understanding of all aspects of the real estate market and has an amazing ability to provide clear, will thought out guidance to complex decisions about all aspects of the sales process from listing strategy, to staging strategy, to offer management and negotiation and then the closure process.
Kurt competently uses technology to make the process as smooth as possible from use of email, heads up training videos sent at the appropriate times, and all documents being electronically signed.
We worked primarilly with Kurt, Nicole and Andrea who functioned as a well oiled machine. They did a great job setting expectations, educating us on what we needed to do and preparing us for all phases of the selling process. There was no surprises throughout the entire process from staging, to showing, to offer management, and through the final closing process. They were always accessible and responsive to issues and situations that arose during the process from questions about how to stage to making sure that our cat was always taken care of when showing.
I need to underscore Kurt and his team’s professionalism and competence. They were never pushy and delivered on all commitments made throughout the process from achieving our target revenue to making sure the house was closed down properly after showing.
Important to note that Kurt and his team were always prompt and stuck to schedules. I was presently surprised to find that Kurt was always accessible and was always on time for scheduled calls.
I have worked with many sales resources in my carear and I have never been more pleased and impressed. Beyond achieving the financial objectives and timeframe Kurt, Nicole and Andrea were a pleasure to work with. Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. zuser20170713224323143
I gave Nicholas Iannitti a nearly impossible task of getting me, a first time homebuyer, completely moved in to a condo in less than 60 days. And he knocked it out of the park!!! The team at SDREAI was always quick to respond and great at keeping the ball rolling. Nicholas had great recommendations on home inspectors, electricians, and even helped me find the right mortgage provider. I personally appreciated his no nonsense approach to real estate, I was able to speak freely with him as he was with me. I believe that was what got me moved in within those 60 days. I would recommend SDREAI to anyone for their customer service and resources! Bought a Condo home in 2015 in College West, San Diego, CA. user49781576/23/2015
My wife and I had a top notch experience with Kurt and his associate Mike H. For some time we had been considering selling our San Diego condominium, but held off because of unfavorable market conditions. We live out of state in the midwest, and when market conditions turned around, Kurt quickly contacted us and advised that now was the time to list the unit for sale. His assessment of the SD real estate market and buyer demand could not have been more accurate. Kurt and Mike quickly and efficiently handled all aspects of the listing and received multiple offers within weeks. The negotiation between buyer and seller and subsequent closing was handled professionally and without a hitch. We could not have been more pleased with the service we received from Kurt and Mike. All of our fears and concerns about selling real estate when you live 1500 miles away proved unfounded because of the strong representation we had in San Diego. The guys did an amazing job. Thanks Kurt! Thanks Mike! Sold a home in 2013 in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA 92103. user7356788/25/2013
We had a great first time buyers experience with Ryan . He was very patient with us . Walked us through the the whole thing. We would recommend Ryan to our friends and family. And definitely use him as our realtor next time. Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA. zuser20170927125409668
My husband and I wanted to buy a home and sell our condo at the same time, but our real estate agent didn’t sell property, so he recommended San Diego Real Estate and Investments to sell our condo. When I called them I was greeted by a friendly receptionist and given an appt to meet the owner, Kurt Wannebo. Right away I was emailed an informational video to watch about the process of selling my home. Great video! It answered a lot of my questions and prepared me to meet Kurt. When I met with Kurt, he was very professional and very knowledgeable about the industry. I was glad to offer them my business.12/18/2012
Shortly after our meeting, I was contacted by one of Kurt’s agents, Brandy. She was awesome! She was very professional and always kept me updated on the progress. Within one month of showing our condo, we accepted an offer and opened escrow. Talk about fast…! Now, because our situation was a little unique, we had a longer time in escrow, but we knew that going into it. I also have to mention that we not only worked with Brandy, but Tiffany and other great team member at San Diego Real Estate and Investments. The experience was truly seamless. It felt like everyone was in it to see us success. What a great team to have your back! I would and have recommended Kurt Wannebo and his team to my co-workers, friends and family. Sold a home in 2012 in Lincoln Park, San Diego, CA 92102. user6994548
Kurt and Felicia helped me sell my town house in Carmel Valley and we are able to close the deal in a really quick manner plus in a very good price as we anticipated. Both of them are very helpful and patient to go through each detail of the process, and they are also very active in directing you to the whole process to have a quick and smooth closure. Kurt has a very clear strategy in each step of the selling process starting from staging, marketing, negations, and finalization. He also often thinks ahead of you and prepare the things you would need even before you ever thought about it. I personally rate Kurt as the most professional real estate broker as I ever met and I am highly satisfied with service they provided. Sold a Townhouse home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. peter c tsao5/19/2015
Kurt did a great job for us. They got us $50k more than our asking price. Their marketing material was very high end. I will be using them again next time I'm in the market, and I would recommend them to anyone else. You won't be disappointed. Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. sstearns224/19/2017
I came to Kurt after another agent failed to sell my home, and I was getting increasing desperate to get it sold. I was immediately struck by his professionalism and how the entire office was run like a business. He had processes in place and his team was a well-oiled machine. He immediately told me what changes would be needed to the property in order for it to sell, and helped me get things done. The photographs, video, portfolio, and web site were all done to a very high standard that really showed off my property. I accepted a "full price" offer (quotes because we lowered the price pretty aggressively after the first week or two). During the selling process, Kurt and his team helped me negotiate the inspection/repair/escrow process, which was made more difficult by a seller's agent who was determined to find flaws, even those which did not exist.5/6/2016
The only dark spot in my experience was a significant clash with the designer who staged the home, in terms of style and choice of artwork/accents. Without going into detail, I suggest getting a plan from the designer before staging is done, to make sure your style matches theirs. Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. user6562784
Kurt has sold two properties for my husband and I. The first meeting with Kurt was very professional and strictly for information gathering purposes only. It was a pressure free meeting and gave us a lot of much needed information to help us make our decisions. Throughout the sale of both properties, the response time was amazing for every call we put in to his office. We were kept up to date at all times on the progress. The paperwork process was as painless as one can possibly expect on the sell of a property. The obvious relationships and experience he and his staff have with lending institutions and escrow companies proved to be valuable in getting the job done in as short a time as possible. I have already and will in the future recommend Kurt to friends and family. Sold a home in 2013 in Tierrasanta, San Diego, CA 92119. dlenbeach1/13/2014
This was my fourth transaction with John LaMattery, he's absolutely amazing. There isn't anyone else I would use in San Diego to buy or sell a house for me. He's professional, smart, savvy and all-around super cool guy. If you're even thinking about using someone else for your real estate transaction in San Diego, think again, because John should be your guy! Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in North Park, San Diego, CA. Andi Campbell1/14/2016
Kurt impressed us from the day he presented his philosophy and tactics for selling our home in the shortest period of time with potential competing offers. It was contrarian to what all other agents had presented. At first I was a bit skeptical. Then, after his staging expert was brought in and two weeks powder paint and small but important changes, a full professional photo shoot and video shoot took place along with drones! he showed our place and had an offer within two days. The price was greater than our asking price. I would not hesitate to use Kurt and his team on any future real estate transactions. Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. user445326003/24/2016
My 5th transaction with Daniel Lecuna, Kurt's team member. If their service was anything less than excellent I'd be looking elsewhere. 5 purchases in and we'll be doing more soon.
Thanks! Bought a Multi Family home in 2018 in Logan Heights, San Diego, CA. harisbjelak
As a real estate photographer I have worked with Shannon for more than a year on a score of homes. She has always been extremely professional, doing everything to ensure that each session produced the best possible photos to showcase a home. I have seen her interact with sellers as they prepare their homes for showings and photos. Shannon always has a ready smile, and presents a confident, professional attitude. Showed home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130. jhaywood10116/15/2017
We had a great experience with Wannebo team in our home purchase. Being new to San Diego we were unsure of neighborhoods and school district boundaries. Wannebo team member Lacy White eased us into otherwise painful process of identifying location and narrowing down on choices very easily. Whoever we came in contact with from this team including Kurt has been very pleasant to deal with. Every one of them made this whole process effective and timely. All documents were sent electronically followed by an email explaining what we were signing. Lacy usually followed it up with a phone call explaining further, making it less stressful.
Kurt and Lacy followed up with sales agent on not including hot tub that was part of the listing and later was removed after the actual sale. Kurt went above and beyond in representing us and getting some compensation from the listing agency.
Kurt was very gracious to send us a moving package that included all the boxes we needed to move our stuff after purchase, closer to our move date. Overall our experience has been very positive and smooth with Kurt and his team. We thank the team for all the support through out. We will definitely recommend this team to all future homebuyers. Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in La Costa Oaks, Carlsbad, CA. lchaparala 2000
Kurt and his team helped me sell my property in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. I worked with Kurt since interviewing him from day 1 and also with his buyer's agent, Felicia, who were both outstanding. I cannot emphasize to all who are considering hiring him that this real estate team is first-rate, knowledgeable, and all-around fantastic. I had a suboptimal experience trying to sell my townhouse the first and even second time, so I was going into this quite skeptical and even doubtful that they could get the job done the third time the house was on the market. And boy was I wrong, and happily so! As soon as the house went up on the market, we generated several offers almost immediately, and the house went into escrow 8-9 days later. The house closed 30 days later on time as smoothly as I've ever seen before. I have no hesitation nor reservation in recommending Kurt and his team wholeheartedly for ANY real estate transaction. He has the years of experience and know-how to get your property sold in a timely manner and at the top price within the current market conditions. He asked probing and thoughtful questions no other realtor asked me in getting to the bottom of why my property didn't sell before, and he came through with great results. Thank you Kurt and Felicia, from the bottom of my heart. Sold a Townhouse home in 2016 in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA. kevintanmd5/24/2016
Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Sometimes what seems too good to be true actually is. Based on reviews online and talking to Kurt, I decided prior to working with him that he was either absolutely amazing at short sales, or completely over-hyped. Eventually, I decided to give his team a try at short-selling my condo in Point Loma. Kurt warned me that my credit union was difficult to work with, and didn't approve short sales easily, so I went into the process not expecting much. Not only did they get an offer within a month or so of listing, they got the bank to approve everything in just about 3 months. Felicia, the agent on Kurt's team I worked with, is truly a miracle worker - I'd recommend them in a heartbeat. Sold a home in 2012 in Point Loma Heights, San Diego, CA 92110. s_peterson2/16/2012
We have been very happy working with Tom Wilson. We purchased an investment property with him and he was absolutely great in every aspects through out the entire process. Tom is very good in following up with the details, plus his friendly and upfront personality helps negotiate fairly with the seller/listing agent. I was totally satisfied with working with Tom so much that I introduced him to one of my friends and she also ended up purchasing a property with him at Carmel Valley. Tom is definitely a valuable and trustworthy agent; and big kudos to Kurt for having someone like Tom in his office. Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA. user64116456/10/2014
Making the decision to short sale your home is not easy for anyone and can be very overwhelming. My wife and I hired Kurt Wannebo and his company San Diego Real Estate Investments and we were put at ease from the very beginning. Kurt demonstrated masterful knkowledge of the short sales process, the do's and don'ts, how it works and a sales plan for our home. His consultative videos descriptively explained the details of the process and how we, as homeowners, needed to get the home prepared for sale. Nicole Furlong was our sensational real estate agent and worked dilligently to list our house, attract buyers and close the sale. We were particularly happy with Nicole through the escrow process when our loan was sold from one bank to another, and it threatened the sale. But Nicole worked tirelessly to communicat the details, keep us updated and ensure the sale was complete and on time. She was a real pro. My family and I highly recommend San Diego Real Estate Investments for anyone considering a short sale. They are the very best in San Diego and your home sale will be in good hands. Sold a Condo home in 2011 in Escondido, CA. caseyearle1/9/2012
When we decided to list our home for sale well in advance of our moving out of the area, we interviewed several of the well-known realtors in our market. SDREI was not in the circle of frequently-mentioned names, but we chose to talk with them anyway. And we are glad we did.9/8/2014
Kurt Wannebo was highly responsive to our call and came out within two days for a face-to-face meeting with us to present his firm's capabilities and advantages. The other brokers had done so as well, so we had a pretty good basis for comparison. We each favored a different broker until we met Kurt. Something about the way he presented himself and his team rang true with us.
We've bought and sold more than a dozen homes over the years and know the kind of experience we want - as well as the kinds that we are accustomed to getting. It seems that the internet has taken much of the human touch out of the buying/selling process and we insisted on a more personal touch. The professionals at SDREI gave us just that.
Kurt assigned Felicia to be our listing agent and we were delighted with her contributions throughout it all. Communications were crisp and timely, the processes were explained to us carefully and completely in advance and we were pleased with the level of respect afforded us and our home, as well potential buyers.
SDREI sold our home in a very favorable transaction - close to asking price, all cash deal with no contingencies! And the icing on the cake - Kurt negotiated a lease-back agreement that allows us to stay in the house for many more months. That is what we call a win-win-win.
As a result of their success with the sale of our home, SDREAI's profile in our neighborhood is much higher today, with another listing very nearby (and many more on the way). We are completely satisfied with our selection of Kurt, Felicia and SDREAI and we recommend that you give them consideration. Sold a home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130. zuser20140617151930958
I called this company because it was highly rated on Zillow.5/3/2016
I started working with Daniel Lecuna of the Kurt Wannebo group. He was excellent from the start. He's very pleasant to work with.
The most impressive thing about Daniel is his honesty. I do not trust easily but I told him what I wanted in an apartment and he diligently looked at what I found, found from his listings, and gave me honest assessments of the apartments. That honesty went throughout the process.
He is also very patient as he was dealing with customers talking to him from abroad and a proxy coming for an intensive 4 day search for the right place. He was there and showed them the apartments and more than once.
He was very patient with us as my wife and I had many questions during the escrow. He gave his suggestions but was very respectful and helpful when we wanted something a little different.
Daniel was also with us after the escrow closed. He's still helping us with the completion of our apartment.
In summary, I would recommend Daniel to anybody who needs a true real estate professional.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2016 in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA. ofer achler
We currently do not live in San Diego, however, Nicholas made it so easy for us to make a purchase from out of state. He was very attentive, sent us pictures/video and was always there to answer any questions. I would HIGHLY recommend him. GREAT guy! Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Bay Ho, San Diego, CA. pberzinski6/12/2017
Felicia Jerbasi. This is my second time working with Kurt and Felicia. Last time was a short sale, and this time was a traditional sale. Stress levels were high due to a pending divorce, but the team came through and alleviated much of that stress with their professional expertise. They employed a strategy that had our house shown about 20 or more times in the first week. Of those we received 5 offers in that first week. We were able to counter and obtain more than target selling price. All while other houses in our neighborhood and on our street sat for months with no luck. I fully intent to use their services again in the future when I purchase my next home. Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Poway, CA. DavidEricLeonard2/26/2013
We hired Kurt Wannebo to help us with both selling our home and finding a new home. We could not have been more pleased with his professionalism, knowledge and expertise.12/20/2014
We contacted Kurt for an initial consultation and he took the time immediately to meet with us and understand our needs. After meeting with him once, we had no doubt that he was the realtor we wanted to work with. Shortly after meeting Kurt, we had purchased our dream home and sold the home we had been living in. Kurt's well thought out selling strategy and guidance resulted in us receiving multiple offers for our home, the sale of our home within 4 days of going on the market, a no contingencies contract, and an all cash deal for $105,000 over our listing price.
Kurt's marketing efforts were very impressive. The full color brochures, professionally shot photos, and video tour did an excellent job of highlighting the unique features of our property. There is no doubt that they contributed handsomely to the many showings, many offers, and ultimate stress-free sale of our home.
In addition to working with Kurt, we worked with members of his team including John La Mattery (Senior Buying Specialist) and Felicia Jerbasi (Senior Listing Specialist).
John assisted us throughout the entire process of purchasing our new home including showing us comparable homes, negotiating the contract terms for the new home, and monitoring details of the new purchase through closing. We appreciated his accessibility and willingness to promptly return phone calls and emails even if it was outside of normal business hours. In addition, John's knowledge of the real estate market and mortgage lending was invaluable to us.
Felicia assisted us with every step of selling our home including staging our home, managing the professional photography and video, handling the open house and broker caravan, preparing the marketing materials, and keeping everything on track through the entire process. She always informed us of the process far in advance and clearly explained what was expected of all parties involved which allowed for a smooth transaction.
Kurt and his team devote themselves to assisting you in the purchase and/or sale of your home and truly provide the best service possible. I have been recommending them since hiring them and will happily continue to do so. Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. Kiran G
I sold my home using a short sale. Kurt Wannebo and his team were very helpful! Nicole Furlong sold the house almost right away and kept me informed while we waited for the my mortgage company to approve the sale. Any time I asked questions, they were very responsive, professional and knowledgeable. They made a difficult decision into a very positive experience. Thank you Sand Diego Real Estate and Investments. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, CA. seasugar12/4/2013
This is our 10th real estate transaction so we are very familiar with working with agents and what to expect. Lacy went above and beyond our expectations. I wish I could give her 10 stars because she has earned that and more. She was very communicative, responded quickly to our questions all with a pleasant, joyful manner. Most importantly, she is quite knowledgeable of the intricacies of the Real Estate Market. We also loved that she was part of a team where we could always talk with someone in the office and her support staff was very knowledge and a pleasure to work with as well. Lacy went on vacation during are very long process of finding the perfect home and she continued to call us every day to answer our questions and give us updates. Even though we insisted she should enjoy her vacation. Lacy also went above and beyond her duties helping us find movers, a handyman, and a fabricator for our remodel needs. We live out of town so this was a very valuable help to us. Lacy will be my first call for our next real estate needs. I highly recommend her. She is fabulous! Thank you, Lacy, for all of your patience, hard work, and expertise in finding us our gem. Bought a Condo home in 2017 in La Mesa, CA. greekgirltx09/20/2017
I was in the unfortunate position of having to short sell my condo. After researching local agents, I chose Kurt W. His reviews were great. And for good reason. Kurt, Felicia and the rest of his staff were outstanding. They were able to get the short sale completed in less than six months. Along the way, they kept me well informed and educated about the whole process. I had a time deadline and SDREAI met that deadline with ease. I can't thank their team enough. They made the entire process simple and painless. Great job by all. I will use Kurt and his team again. Sold a home in 2013. apk6812/23/2013
We had a great experience working with Ryan during our home purchase. He was always quick to respond and very helpful throughout the process.
We found our dream home but found out that there were multiple offers ahead of ours. Ryan insisted we provide a family bio with our offer. I was reluctant at first but we quickly realized that the information we provided clearly resulted in our offer being accepted.
Well done Ryan, we look forward to working with you again! Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Northwest, Chula Vista, CA. jason8563
Words cannot describe my gratitude to Kurt Wannebo, Tiffany Abbiate and the entire team at SDREAI. The stressful and emotional process of selling your home, especially a during a short sale can be overwhelming. I spent several months educating myself and researching brokers to make the right decisions for my family. I was constantly getting conflicting information and it seemed like everyone that I spoke to was looking out for what was in their best interest, not what was best for my situation. On my first call with Kurt he was honest, precise and left me with a feeling of comfort that I had not experienced. From there, Tiffany handled the sales process masterfully and her professionalism in managing the transaction with all parties involved was a testament to her wisdom gained through experience. To me, there is no other choice if I ever need to sell a home again or refer a friend or family. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA. user09511418/31/2012
It was a great experience to have worked with Kurt and Felicia Jerbasi on the sale of our home in Carmel Valley. Their level of professionalism was beyond my expectations. They provided me the correct advice when I didn't know what to do, they were extremely responsive, and his entire office staff was very collaborative as well as helpful. I recommend Kurt and his team to anyone that is searching or selling a home in San Diego. He and his team performed above and beyond to get the job done!! Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. robertuno7/19/2016
Nicholas Ianitti is the ultimate pro. From the first meeting until the time we moved into our house, even with one or two issues afterwards, nothing was a problem, only another way to deliver the best realtor service in San Diego - we thoroughly recommend him. Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. colinlawlor6/25/2017
I can't say enough about Kurt and his team. I was facing a particularly painful short sale situation and I appreciated Kurt's time and candid advice to guide me through a complex process. I had talked to several other agents who had said the short sale would take many months to complete but Kurt and his team were successful in a very short period of time. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking to buy or sell a property. Sold a home in 2012 in Rancho Calevero Mobile Home Park, Oceanside, CA 92056. tcclifton20005/2/2012
Great experience working with SDREAI! A close friend used Kurt Wannebo when short selling his home, and recommended SDREAI. I talked to other agencies, but felt the most comfortable with Kurt's. I appreciated the vast amount of information provided on the website including the instructional video explaining what to expect as part of the short sale process. Kurt is up-front, clearly and honestly explaining what you can expect, and gives you the time to answer all your. It gives you the confidence you need in such an important transaction. Felicia Jerbasi, the agent that worked directly with my case, was great to work with as well. Lot's of personal attention and updates on the progress of the sale. She answered emails very quickly, even when I sent them out late at night, and wasn't expecting answers until the next day, I got a quick answer. It was nice to have such a friendly, professional and hardworking staff during what would normally have been a very stressful situation. Kurt explains that the short sale process takes a minimum 3 months or longer. I didn't get my hopes up, so when the whole process took just 3 months, I was very pleased. If you have legal questions, and need it, they had resources they recommended that you could consult with for no charge – a nice feature. I would definitely recommend them. Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Oceanside, CA. DocAqua12/28/2011
We've know Felicia for a long time, and she was the first and only agent we called when we decided to buy our first home. Her knowledge, contacts, and positive attitude were so incredible we decided before we even closed escrow on this home that we would be using her services to sell it in the future! I have recommended her to friends in the past, and hope that those of you reading this on Zillow will consider her first and foremost for your real estate needs, too! Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Santee, CA. user58822348/15/2017
John La Mattery was our agent. He was very professional and knowledgeable, but more importantly, a person of impeccable integrity. We did an out-of-state home purchase and he and his team handled it with perfection. Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in University City, San Diego, CA. gary krahn3/17/2015
We were very pleased with Kurt Wannebo and his associate Nicole Furlong who helped us to sell our house in Carmel Valley. They were both very courteous, respectful, professional, and responsive, providing experienced guidance and honest answers while making it clear that we were always ultimately the decision makers. Nicole demonstrated great persistence and perseverance (but in a pleasant way) during the several months between when we started considering selling our house until we were ready to do so. We originally talked with Kurt in the context of him potentially representing a buyer but decided we would rather have his team on our side of the table rather than the other side. Our house sold for slightly less than the original listing price (but actually closer to what we thought it was likely to sell for) and closed within about 2 months of when we started the process, so overall we were very pleased with the outcome. Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in North City, San Diego, CA. jeanlinchan5/15/2016
Kurt Wannebo runs a very professional and honest real estate business. From the moment when we first met all the way to post escrow, my wife and I were very informed of every step of the process. Kurt's team is very knowledgeable of the local and surrounding markets, and have a thorough understanding of the real estate laws, regulation, and options. This combined with their very effective negotiating skills guaranteed success in our transaction. Also want to personally thank Tiffany Abbiate for her strong work ethic, attention to detail, and responsiveness.. In summary, I would strongly recommend Kurt and his team for any real estate related transaction. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Oceanside, CA. user65243432/2/2013
First of all I'd like to publicly thank SDREALI, short sale agents Kurt Wannebo, Nicole Furlong, and SDREALI team members Becky Bensussen and Lauren Jants for the successful short sale of our residence in Oceanside, CA. Kurt's business model is 'outstanding' beginning with a personal interview to fully inform you about the short sale process and to answer any questions you may have: Like " will the seller incur any costs?" The answer is "no" the bank pays all the costs. We're living out of state and the team at SDREALI kept us completely informed during the entire process. Nicole Furlong was our contact and was absolutely wonderful along with being very good at her job. My personal '65 year old' opinion is you can't go wrong scheduling an interview with Kurt if you need to short sell your property. I'm really glad I did. My property was 300k underwater and going into foreclosure and the short sale was a much improved outcome for us and the bank. I contacted Kurt on 9/6/2011 and our short sale closed 2/15/2012. We had a second note which was also resolved. Like I said I'm really glad I asked SDREALI to help us. As a sidebar: Ask your lender if they offer a seller incentive for a successful short sale. Sold a home in 2012 in Village of Loch Lloyd, MO 64012. user2836863/6/2012
Nicholas is the best realtor I have ever dealt with. He is knowledgeable, professional and honest. Nicholas was dedicated to getting us the house of our dreams. His negotiation skills are top notch. I know that without Nicholas we would not be in the house we are in. He is a great communicator and explains every process in detail, and he is always easy to get ahold of. Hands down the best! I will never use another realtor. I highly recommend Nicholas Iannitti to anyone and everyone! Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Oceanside, CA. zuser201702031455182446/23/2017
Working with Lacy White from Kurt Wannebo's team at SD Real Estate was an outstanding experience. We've worked with other agents for buying and listing in the past, but this was the first time we ever felt they were well worth the cost. Lacy went above and beyond and truly put us in a position to find the perfect home. She walked with us step by step the entire way, even well beyond closing. While we are logical individuals who consider ourselves very capable of analyzing the market and finding the best home, there was a lot we didn't know. Lacy taught us along the way. I realized early on that we didn't need to worry about the details anymore, because Lacy handled them all, in a clean, logical, and efficient manner.4/9/2016
He direct approach was much appreciated through the entire search. She adjusted the approach based on our needs when it was the best thing for the purchase, but also did a great job re-aligning us with what was best long term. When we wanted to give up on the negotiation, Lacy and the team would convince us to hold out, which paid off in the long run. Lacy truly knows the business and helped us through all the major steps along the way.
This has been our best home purchase experience ever. Thank you Lacy White, Nick Iannitti, and Kurt Wannebo!
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. user46657666
Shannon was a pleasure to work with. As a first time home buyer, Shannon helped walk me through the process, was also available to see properties on short notice and was great answering questions. She is very knowledgable and worked hard to minimize the normal hiccups of buying a home. Bought a Townhouse home in 2018 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA. jlsilhavy
My wife and I interviewed Mr. Wannebo as a candidate to list and sell our home. He was very impressive and clearly is exceptionally knowledgeable in the field of Real Estate. It was a very difficult decision but we selected another agent. Kurt was my first choice but my wife liked another agent just a tad more. I would not hesitate to use him as an agent. Give him a call and let him explain first hand the services he can provide. We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Winter Gardens, Lakeside, CA 92040 scresswe12/22/2014
We had a great experience working with Kurt and his team. They got us over asking price within 6 days of listing. Nicole was extremely responsive and kept us up-to-date of the latest progress, issues, and next steps. The photos and videos they took for our property were top notch and their advertising was excellent. I highly recommend Kurt and his team. Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in North City, San Diego, CA. AndrewLam6/9/2017
I would like to thank SDREAI for their assistance during our real estate transaction. I was very impressed with the initial contact made with Kurt, he explained the process and made it easy to understand. His team members Nicole Furlong and Becky were amazing to work with. They answered all the questions we had and walked us through every step. The emails and videos that were sent to us during each step of the process were very informative. Nicole worked very hard to the end to get this transaction finished and we were glad when we got that phone call letting us know that we had completed the process. I would definitely do business with Kurt and his team in the future. Sold a home in 2012 in Otay Mesa West, San Diego, CA 92154. chinita0111/1/2012
Kurt Wannebo and his team made the long drawn out process of short selling my condo a bearable one. The process of dealing with the bank could have been unpleasant, but his representatives kept communication lines open. We worked directly with Mike Hinmon who was always quick to respond to any questions I had and good about keeping me updated on where we were in the process. I would highly reccommend Kurt and his team to anyone looking to shortsell their properties. Sold a home in 2011. user2831317/5/2012
My husband I just completed a home sale with Kurt & SDREAI. Everyone we worked with was very helpful and professional. They made a stressful event easier to manage. We would recommend their services highly. Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Northwest, Chula Vista, CA. user080156812/19/2012
John and his team at Wannebo Real Estate Group were very helpful and easy to work with. And with me as a first time home buyer, they showed a great deal of patience and courtesy to explain everything in detail every step of the way to help me learn the home buying process. They worked very quick with helping me secure my new home and the whole paperwork process, sometimes faster than my work schedule would allow me to attend to it. John worked around the clock and was super responsive. I remember sending several emails late at night after getting back from work, expecting a response hopefully the next morning but sometimes John would get to it that same night. John's negotiating skills were awesome. We had an offer approved in a day. John and his team were very professional all around. I have no negative things I can think of. I would absolutely work with them again. Bought a Condo home in 2018 in East Village, San Diego, CA. Michael Criss
Kurt Wannebo and Nicole Furlong provided excellent service.8/8/2016
They were very knowledgeable, courteous and patient during the entire process of selling my home. Kurt and his team are first rate. I strongly recommend them to all who need an efficient, competent service and ultimately a good deal. Sold a home in 2016 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130. supernak
My husband and I worked with Tom Wilson to sell our home and purchase a new one. Tom made the entire process easy. He is very knowledgeable about buying and selling. As a buyer's agent he will go above and beyond to keep the transaction going. Thank you for getting those city permit records! He is very personable and really works to discover the type of home that will suit your family. He is very patient and thoughtful. Thank you, Tom! Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Rancho Carrillo, Carlsbad, CA. tianacapri9/25/2015
We recently bought a single family home in Scripps Ranch and Tom Wilson was our realtor. This is our first home and we feel lucky to have chosen Tom. He was always on top of things , resourceful, genuine and very quick in responding. The process was very smooth throughout which made the whole experience less stressful than we imagined. Most of all, Tom was very knowledgeable about the places in San Diego and helped us in finding the place that exactly matched our needs. Tom was so diligent that we didn't have to put a lot of offers on many properties and get kicked out. We put an offer on the one place that my husband and I really liked with several other contenders which ended up to be our first home.7/15/2013
We will definitely use Tom if we ever decide to buy or sell in future. Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Miramar Ranch North, San Diego, CA. deepfrag
Kurt Wannebo, Nicole Furlong and Team at San Diego Real Estate and Investments were superb! Highly professional, confident, very knowledgeable, easy to contact, answered all questions, very responsive, offered expert advice from initial meeting to closing and after! Fantastic cutting edge marketing resulting in receiving multiple offers in less than a week of property being placed on the market with accepted offer above asking price! Kurt, Nicole and Team are highly recommended! Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. duc999r3/23/2016
Shannon has made the process of shopping for our new home much easier than expected. As a first time home buyer she's sat with us many times and answered all our questions. Great knowledge of the area and always on top of the new listings. Showed home in 2017 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130. awiegs16/8/2017
In early September 2011, I began an internet search for short-sale Realtors in the San Diego area. I had been losing money on a rental property and decided I needed to get out before my savings were depleted. Despite being Labor Day weekend, I received a return call from Kurt Wannebo within the hour. Kurt took the time to explain the short-sale process in depth. After meeting with Kurt personally, I was convinced he and his team would be the best choice for me. Felicia Jerbasi handled my listing and the process took off from there. My house was listed in early October and we closed escrow in mid-December. I can’t thank Kurt, Felicia and the rest of his staff enough. If you are considering a short-sale, I highly recommend you give Kurt a call first. Sold a home in 2011. George Smith2/19/2012
I have worked with John over the past 4 years to purchase 2 properties in the La Jolla area, and we just completed the sale on another. He was very accommodative of my schedule for viewing homes and ultimately found me the perfect place... twice! John quickly learned what I was looking for and went out of his way to show me the places that fit my needs. John was extremely patient, and worked diligently to get me the best price possible on both buys, and even helped me get more than I was expecting on the property we just sold. I have referred John to other friends who have had the same experience. I would highly recommend John to anyone considering buying or selling a property in San Diego! Bought and sold a Condo home in 2017 in University City, San Diego, CA. mikewatson836/7/2017
Experience with company very professional. Received helpful emails explaining different typed of homes for sale....forclosures...short sales..etc.... Erika Spears was our Realtor and even though we were located on the East Coast she helped us find a Condo in the San Diego area. Was in contact with us almost daily. Easy closing traditional sale...easy to work with would recommend very highly! Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Mission Valley East, San Diego, CA. jones49/9/2013
I am very thankful I was introduced to Kurt and his team. This was by far the best home selling experience I have ever had. His skill in quickly selling my home with very limited involvement on my part was unparalleled. He and his team have the process mastered, especially in short sales. Not only was he able to sell my home in Orange County from San Diego, but his network of professionals were able to assist in finding my family a rental home in the area we desired in a very short time. I would not hesitate to recommend Kurt and his team time and again. I will use him for my next home purchase as well. Thanks Kurt! Sold a Townhouse home in 2013 in Mission Viejo, CA. user03372264/16/2013
I am completely impressed with the expertise and service I received in the short sale of my home. From start to finish I received much more than I expected, sound advice, referals and even a buyer. I wouldn't go anywhere else should I need a relator in the future. Thank you Nicole, the most patient and professional I've ever met... Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in North Park, San Diego, CA. user1240794/9/2012
I first worked with Kurt and his team on the short sale of my first condo home in Carmel Valley and then most recently on the sale of 2nd condo (also in Carmel Valley). He understands the market in great detail, is a phenomenal marketer and knows how to position a house to fetch the best sales price. Nicole Furlong is a realtor on his team who I spent the majority of the time working with during the sales of both condos. She is highly responsive, works incredibly hard, is very dependable and so easy to work with. I would highly recommend Kurt and his team to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home; their track record speaks for itself and the amount of experience they have provides a real benefit to the client. Sold a Condo home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA. Ryan Donahoe6/17/2014