Paul S. – O.C.
I live 2 hours outside of San Diego and I was looking for a small guest house to rent for my daughter who goes to school in San Diego. I checked the classifieds with no luck and decided to call at random a few real estate offices in the San Diego area to see if they had any connections to people who want to rent out their guest house. I could tell most of the agents weren’t really interested in helping me since there was really no commission in it for them. The last office I called was Dunn Realtors in Pacific Beach and Josie answered the phone. I told her what I was looking for and she informed me that guest houses are far and few between but she would still look if I was interested. We communicated for a couple of weeks but nothing reasonable came to fruition. So, I decided that I was just going to buy a condo in the San Diego area and my daughter could live there and I could collect the rent instead of paying rent another year at an apartment. Since Josie was the only agent who offered to help me, I informed her of my idea and she was off and running. She provided several links a day to new listings based on my criteria and she knows the San Diego area very well. That was critical since it’s a 2 hour drive for me to see a property in person. And, since I wasn’t local and have a busy work schedule she even coordinated with my wife and daughter all the listings and walk through’s. It was like having 3 clients which didn’t seem to bother her. After about a month and a half we found the perfect place and the sale closed in 2 weeks.
I can’t say enough about Josie since it was at least a month before I even met her in person. Everything went smooth from start to finish, never pushy just to close a sale like some agents and always gave tactful advice when needed. It was a great relationship that began because someone cared enough to help me knowing that there was likely no sales commission involved.