Client Testimonials

“You are so far ahead of the curve that you ARE the curve!”

“My husband and I went to many Open Houses in our neighborhood and, at most of them, we met either Bob Griswold or Scotty Peck.After speaking with them on a number of occasions, we knew that, when we decided to move, we would absolutely list our home for sale with them.Scott & Bob are financially & technologically savvy & are really in-touch with the current market. Based on their input, we were confident that we were priced right, would show well, & would have the support that we needed at each step of the process. We have not been disappointed. Even in a challenging market, & even more challenging higher price range, our home sold in well under six months.Scotty & Bob are a great team. In fact, I told them, “You are so far ahead of the curve that you ARE the curve!”

Paula & Scott Benson

 

“You were definitely the Dream Team…”

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“You were definitely the “dream team” for us in our search for a new home. We had very specific & lengthy requirements in our search & you totally came through. Not only were you patient & understanding, but you did not pressure us to look at any homes that were not within the parameters we were looking for. When we found the perfect home that met all of the requirements – close to the kids’ school, a remodel for me, a bedroom downstairs for my mom AND with room enough for a basketball court (not an easy task), you helped us outbid SIX other offers & we got the perfect house! I totally attribute our successful bidding to the great relationship that Bob had developed with the seller’s realtor. Thank goodness for your many years of combined experience to help us navigate through the purchase of a bankruptcy home & a home that had been left in “as is” condition. We made it through unchartered & unknown territory with confidence and ease. Your calm & loving nature coupled with your many years of experience is what makes you the best realtors in all of North County.”

The Smith Family

“Family is important to us, so we loved the idea of working with a brother-sister team”

“Our home buying started with open houses.

We met several agents during this process but John & Katie really impressed us. They were knowledgeable about the community and didn’t try to sell us. Family is important to us so we loved the idea of working with a brother-sister team. The home we bought could end up as the home we retire in, and so we wanted to take our time. John and Katie let us go at our pace and supported us through the whole process. We found several homes that were close but not perfect. John and Katie stayed with us until we found one that was perfect for us.

John and Katie supported us from the initial offer all the way to closing. We never got passed off to an assistant. They always had first-hand knowledge of where we were in the escrow process and were always a step ahead. If I had to start all over tomorrow, I would go with John & Katie.”

Aaron & Esther Zaidman


“The Absolute Best”

“We’ve purchased eight homes in our lifetime, but the buying experience with Scott & Bob tops them all. Besides being genuinely nice guys that we learned to call friends very rapidly, their market knowledge couldn’t be better.We never felt the slightest bit of buying pressure, but instead, felt their complete concern with our needs. They only showed us homes that met our buying criteria and they facilitated our every need. Their professional and patient manner was also exhibited with both sellers and other agents.They did everything they said they would do, when they said they would do it, including returning our calls & answering questions immediately.With their guidance, we were able to find our new home in less than two days, and had a lot of fun doing it.We have absolute confidence in them, and sincerely feel that if anyone used any other Realtors, they would miss the absolute best. We could not recommend them more highly.”

Jerry & Cathy Collins

“Not only getting top dollar for our condo,
but finding us the perfect home”

“We can’t begin to tell you how impressed we are with all you did for our family. Not only did you do an outstanding job of getting us top dollar for our condo, but you helped us find the perfect home in Encinitas for our family to grow up in. Your honesty with us at every stage was refreshing. Your communication was superb. And your genuine caring for each of us was amazing.

Kent, Elham, Cadence, & Talia Rarrick

“I Wanted to Make Sure the Agent I Chose was a Local Expert”

“When I decided to sell my Solana Beach investment condo, I wanted to make sure the agent I chose was a local expert. I live in Kansas and wanted to work with an agent who understood the needs of investors, out of area sellers, and the requirements of a 1031 exchange. John & Katie helped me get the home fixed up, professionally staged, and on the market quickly. It took some time to find the right buyer, but they stayed firm with their negotiations and got me a great price for my home. It is great to work with a team of professionals who are problem solvers, great communicators, and never push”

Phil & Barb Collingwood


“We are overjoyed with our new home & highly recommend them”

“We met John and Katie at an open house in Solana Beach.  We met a handful of other realtors while browsing the housing market but John and Katie really clicked for us because of their Solana Beach market expertise, how attentive they were in understanding our wish list and needs and how easily they worked together.  As first-time home buyers, we wanted an agent who would fully engage with us in the home search process & were willing to educate us on the many facets of home buying. John and Katie were able to find us a great condo, perfect for entertaining our friends and family. They were even able to negotiate an early move in, to avoid an unsafe living situation due to flooding in our past rental.   Home buying is never without its emotional ups and downs, but John and Katie stayed confident and solution-oriented. We are overjoyed with our new home and would recommend them to anyone.”

Julia & Patrick Winter


 

“I did it all from my home in Hawaii!”

“John & Katie helped me find an investment property in Encinitas. As an experienced property manager in Hawaii, I wanted to find a local market expert, who not only understood Coastal North County, but had experience with exchange buyers and investment property. John & Katie fit the bill perfectly. They were referred by a trusted friend, have commercial real estate experience, and were quick and responsive to my needs. When I buy property I move quickly and needed agents that could match my energy. It was a busy time for me in Hawaii, so I had to lean on them completely during the negotiation of the sales price, and the repair request. Once the deal closed they also connected me with a local property manager so they I could rent out the property. I did all this from my home in Hawaii. I have been very pleased with John & Katie and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Cindy File

 

“I can’t speak highly enough of them, they made my dream a reality “

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“John and Katie knew I was ready to start looking for a home before I was. About 8 months before I began seriously looking, they suggested I get on a search…it was the best advice I received from anyone during this whole process. For almost a year, they answered my questions, recommended areas and answered even more questions. By the time I was ready to buy a condo, I was extremely knowledgeable of the market and confident to jump on the right property. Did I mention I asked a lot of questions? They held my hand through the entire process while helping me sift through 30+ properties to really zero in on what I needed. I consider myself a pretty high maintenance home buyer, even though they’d never admit it. John and Katie answered my late night frantic text messages, followed up on properties I thought out of my price range and dealt with my never-ending indecisiveness. When my dream property had the price lowered, I was the first to know. They were in constant contact with the listing agent, got me an incredible deal, and made sure escrow closed in less than three weeks. I can’t speak highly enough of them, they made my dream a reality and made me extremely confident in what has been the biggest decision of my adult life. They are surrounded by a fantastic team that exceeded my expectations from start to finish. I’m left with a great investment, beautiful home and realtors I consider friends. I will be referring friends and loved ones to John and Katie with absolute confidence.”

Ryan Wilson


 


“We couldn’t have asked for better agents!”

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“Katie and John are an excellent real estate team and I highly recommend them to anyone who is buying or selling a home! They were extremely responsive and very understanding of my work schedule, often communicating with me in the evening since I was unavailable during the day. They worked hard and did a phenomenal job managing the process so that it was smooth for both sides. Plus, they did a great job working with our specific criteria to find the perfect home for my husband and I. It was a pleasure getting to work with such competent and engaging professionals!”

“My wife and I asked John and Katie to help us buy a property in San Diego and we couldn’t have asked for better agents. While they specialize in North County San Diego properties, and their knowledge of where we were looking (Point Loma, Pacific Beach, or Imperial Beach) was limited at first, they quickly learned what we wanted and where to find it. Once we found a property we liked they were very flexible with catering to our needs for showing times. They responded quickly to our calls and questions throughout the entire process. Our buying process was also out of the ordinary because I am a military service member and we were using a VA loan. We had to have the Home Owners Association approved for the condo that we wanted to buy in order for the VA loan to be accepted. The process was complicated and sometimes uncertain, but John and Katie made it as easy and painless as possible for us. We also wanted to close early and they worked very hard to make it possible for everything to work out by the deadline we desired. If you are wanting knowledgeable, friendly, and dedicated agents who will work with all of your needs, look no further than John and Katie.”

Brianna & Karsten Olsen


 

“We will highly recommend you to our friends and family!”

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“This was our first home purchase and we didn’t know what to expect, but you made the home buying process incredibly easy. It was great to have experts calmly walk us through the process, keep us on track, and help us close in only 25 days! We will highly recommend you to our friends and family!”

Sophie & Michael Allen


 

“We honestly feel like we will be thanking John & Katie

till the day we die for finding us this house!!!”

Meg & Allan Goldstein

“We are so thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with John & Katie. Not only did they help us find our dream home, it was truly a pleasure to work with them. John and Katie are professional, responsive, thoughtful and always one step ahead. They listened to what we wanted most and worked tirelessly and creatively to see that we got it. Throughout the transaction and ensuing transition we felt fully supported and grateful for their guidance. Now that all is said and done, we not only consider John and Katie to be the greatest realtors, but also dear friends. We cannot recommend them highly enough.

Meg & Allan Goldste

 

“They got us the best possible price — in fact, a good deal more than we had anticipated.”

“When we decided to sell our home, we knew we wanted Scott and Bob. Scott had handled the buying of our home ten years earlier and we felt we didn’t need to talk to any other agents when it came time to sell.SScott’s & Bob’s advice on the market was “right on.” In addition, their use of state-of-the-art marketing methods & beautiful color photos of the house impressed everyone who saw them.They got us the best possible price – in fact, a good deal more than we had anticipated. This more than paid their commission.Their knowledge of the real estate business is the best. And besides that, they are great people to know. Thanks again for everything. We wish you worked where we are moving.”

Susan and Charlie Baker


“Scott & Bob delivered on every single promise

“Scott & Bob delivered on every single promise they made & selling our home with these exceptional pros was as easy as 1-2-3:On Sunday afternoon, we signed a listing agreement with Scott & Bob.By Tuesday morning, we had beautiful color flyers, a sign in the front lawn, & a featured ad on www.realtor.com, the prime internet real estate site. By Wednesday night, 60 realtors had toured our home & we had a contract!From beginning to end, Scott & Bob took care of everything. And they kept us informed every step of the way. We highly recommend them.”

Jim & Susie Dysland


“Exactly the sort of people that you want as your realtors”

“Scott and Bob are exactly the sort of people that you want as your realtors. They have a thorough, expert understanding of the real estate business in general and the local market in particular.Relying on their skills and experience, I was able to complete transactions as both a seller and a buyer that would never have possible without them. They were there every step of the way, looking after every detail and facilitating the entire process.And while they are consummate professionals, they are also warm, friendly, and down-to-earth.I cannot recommend them strongly enough!”

Rand Steiger & Rebecca Plan

 

“The Dream Team of Real Estate”

“Scott Peck & Bob Griswold are “The Dream Team of the Real Estate.”When I decided to sell my home, I interviewed four different agents from various companies. Scott’s & Bob’s presentation was a cut above all of them. They were highly professional & gave me a feeling that I could trust them, although I had just met them for the first time. They listened to me, answered all of my questions, & I could tell & feel that they were being honest with me.At the time I put my home up for sale, I was making trips out of state and was gone all of the time. Scott & Bob called me long distance to give me an on-going status report. Needless to say, Scott & Bob became part of my family. Throughout the whole selling process, Scott & Bob were there for me. When the house was sold, there were inspections & repairs and they took care of everything for me. They were at my home everyday to make sure the job was done right.Where was I? Well, I had shipped my furniture & was gone to New Mexico with my beautiful new wife., Anita. You see, I had recently married my high school sweetheart and we didn’t want to stay for another two weeks, waiting for the inspections, repairs, & close of escrow

.Scott & Bob, without any hesitation, said: “You two go. We will take care of everything.” How fortunate I was to find Scott & Bob. To all of you looking for an agent, I give you “The Dream Team.” Treat yourself & give Scott & Bob the opportunity to serve you.”

Gilbert & Anita Aguilar

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