“Patricia Kramer has provided real estate advice, guidance, and services to us for over 25 years. She has also been our relocation specialist for multiple work associates as well as for family members and friends. Each has expressed heartfelt gratitude for Pat’s extraordinary attention to detail, her advocacy for their personal interests, as well as for the number and effectiveness of resources she readily enlists to provide additional support. We have worked with Pat in both sales of and purchases of several properties. Her level of competence regarding all relevant issues and procedures has led to straightforward transactions without surprises. Her level of candor is exemplary, she never tries to shade or adjust any information but rather thoroughly researches all issues and then reports all findings. We completely trust and depend on her knowledge and judgment. We have been thoroughly satisfied with all of our professional interactions with Patricia Kramer, and will continue to call on her for future transactions. She is a realtor extraordinaire!”
— Nancy, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
“I have had the pleasure and honor to work with Patricia for over 11 years. She has sold my previous home, and has currently been our leasing agent for our current rental home. She is extraordinarily knowledgable, professional Real Estate agent. I have, and will continue to, refer and recommend her services to my friends and family.”
— Nancy, La Jolla, CA
“This is the second property that we have bought with Patricia and working with her and her team is an absolute pleasure. The properties they showed were relevant to our needs and responses were all very timely.”
— Cindi, University City, San Diego, CA.
“Patricia went far beyond what one would expect from a real estate agent. Over the course of more than a year, she took us to see houses whenever we were in town and devoted her time to us while we were there. She handled every detail of our purchase as if she were buying the house for herself, and after the transaction closed, she took the initiative to follow up with suggestions for the best people to provide whatever services we might need to put in place. In every way, Patricia looked out for our best interests–evaluating the homes we saw, aiding in price negotiation, ensuring that the inspections were done thoroughly, and a great deal more. She conducted herself in a highly professional manner and worked very hard to find us the perfect home.”
— Joyce, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
“Patricia Kramer worked with us through and in spite of the difficult property recession. Initially we were unable to secure purchasers for the 4 units and decided to lease them until the market improved. Patricia and her team found suitable tenants and still managed to show the properties to prospective purchasers. Eventually the market improved and Pat introduced and sold to purchasers. She was professional and responsive.”
— Howard, Solana Beach, CA.
“Patricia and her team handled our sale and also helped us buy another home. They were always warm, friendly, and competent in all elements of real estate. Patricia is a lovely person and a pleasure to work with! She was generous with her time and meticulous with the details of our sale. We sold a coastal ocean view property. The sale happened very fast, actually before the listing hit the public. This made it impossible to gauge what other offers might have come in or whether the price might have been higher, but we are satisfied with our sale. We also have a new home that we obtained after Patricia and her colleague, Rebecca Wood, patiently showed us numerous homes over the course of more than a year! The team’s follow-up through all stages of both sale and purchase was comprehensive and very helpful.”
— Katy, Cardiff By The Sea, CA.
“Pat is a knowledgeable,capable and delightful person to work with. She was patient with us even as our criteria changed after we saw a few homes. She made the offer and closing processes go more smoothly than I’ve ever experienced. We would list with Pat and/or buy through Pat again in a heartbeat!”
— La Jolla, San Diego, CA
“Pat listed and sold my property for the highest price at that time in my complex. Later she represented me in the purchase of my current home. Both times we were extremely pleased with her thoroughness and ability to get the job done! ”
— Jeff, University City, San Diego, CA.
“I was undergoing a painful divorce and Pat took the time to find a rental home for my 12yr old daughter and myself. I know this took some time and certainly without her normal commissions, her kindness and thoughtfulness were incredible.
Later, I was buying a nice home, but we were wide apart on the bid ask price. Only with Pat working with the other agents, her willingness to submit multiple bids, and a totally supportive attitude, was I able to purchase a property at a price that was both amazing and affordable. She had concerns about the roof and got her own roof inspector who basically stated that the roof was shot, which two other contractors also verified. She then arranged that the seller of the home significantly participate in the expense of the new roof before the sale was complete. She is conscientious, warm, knowledgeable, and very hard working. I would never buy another home without her.”
— David, Encinitas, CA.
“Patricia Kramer represented me in the sale of an investment property. The process was long and arduous. I was pleased to find she personally attended to even the smallest detail. She was inexhaustible in her quest to get the deal done. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone with a home to sell. ”
– Andrew, San Diego, CA.
“Patricia Kramer has represented my husband and me in both selling and purchasing a home. She has a command of the Southern California Coastal area market with particular expertise in luxury homes. She is our go-to Real Estate Professional, and we would not consider using any one else! We do have a vacation home in another area which Patricia was not involved in the purchase of due to the distance from our primary residence, but has been a valuable resource helping us to prepare that home for sale.”
— Debra, Del Mar, CA
“From the beginning of our home search we knew we were in good hands. Cathleen is extremely professional yet personable. She held our hands through out the entire transition and continues to keep in touch. My husband and I tell everyone she gave 110%! We absolutely love our new home and highly recommend Cathleen Shera to anyone considering buying or selling their home.”
– Linda and Chuck Ekstrom, San Marcos
“Awesome to work with. Very professional. She does a really good job at making the house yours. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy a house.”
– Justin, La Jolla
“I have known Cathy Shera for many years and have always been impressed with her knowledge, responsiveness and overall talent in the Real Estate business. Her extensive interior design background contributes greatly to her talents as a Realtor. Cathy has the talent to quickly evaluate a property architecturally and she always has the best and most insightful advice on interior improvements. She is extremely hardworking and always attentive to every question and real estate need. Cathy always goes above and beyond in every way to help. Moreover, she has superior negotiating skills and you always feel confident that she has your best interest at heart. Last year, Cathy was our listing agent on 2 properties in Rancho Santa Fe. One property was located on Los Eucaliptos and the other on La Valle Plateada. We are pleased to report that she got us a full price offer of 5M for our property on La Valle Plateada.”
– Mark, Rancho Santa Fe
“Cathleen Shera helped us find a second home in Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe California. We were buying from a distance, being based in Indiana – so this put extra emphasis on communication and the need to fully understand our needs. Cathleen spent time understanding what we were looking for and helped us narrow down our options to the top 10 or so properties. We made one visit to the area, and with Cathleen’s help viewed the top 5 properties and were able to make a decision within two days following. Cathleen pushed hard in the negotiation phase and we were more than happy with the final agreed terms. She understands all of the ins and outs of the requirements which followed the initial agreement – and she worked hard to ensure all terms were met at closure. I would highly recommend Cathleen Shera to anyone looking to purchase a home in Del Mar, RSF and surrounding areas.”
“Cathleen Shera was successful two years in a row, in finding extremely qualified tenants to rent my ocean-front home in La Jolla, CA. Cathleen Shera has also been able to achieve fair market rental rates during the summer seasons. I am overly pleased with her professionalism, vast experience in the real-estate arena, her extensive business network of realtors and her ability to make each transaction seemless for all involved parties.
I have and will continue to recommend her to business and personal friends alike, to be sure that they are treated properly in any of their own real estate transactions. Cathleen Shera is a true asset to the real estate communty as well as to her clients, like myself. Thank you, Cathleen – you’re terrific! ”
“We have been in the market for the past 3 years. We have worked with several agents throughout this time. They were all professional and knowledgable. However, Cathy is in a class of her own. Her background in real estate construction, interior designing, and extensive sales history make her the ultimate realtor. She has an amazing ability to analyze a house from top to bottom, pointing out things most would miss, even other real estate professionals. She is great at remodeling a house all in her mind and seeing a house in its full potential. She is extremely resourceful, having a long list of subcontractors at her disposal. This became very handy during Escrow and after closing escrow. Above all is her personality and character. She is very kind, sweet, honest, and tremendously patient. Her even keeled mannerism, and professional approach got us through a very difficult escrow process (no thanks to the lender), always keeping all parties engaged and cooperating. She never pressured us, allowed us to take our time in finding the home we liked. She worked extremely hard, often til late hours to make sure things were done in an expeditious manner. We were definitely not easy clients. Thanks to her, we found our dream home. I recommend Cathy Shera without any reservation. If you are reading this review to find the right agent, you will find the best in Cathy.”
“Cathleen negotiated the sale of our home in record time and for a solid price, during a difficult market to say the least. In addition, her Interior Design expertise allowed us to present our home in it’s best possible light which enabled us to outshine our competition and attract the right buyer in a short amount of time. Cathleen’s team stage our home inside and out in just a few days, we firmly believe this was essential in securing our price in a depressed market. The buyer’s agent remarked that part of their decision to purchase our home versus others on the market, was the professionalism and personable attitude Cathleen displayed in dealing with the other side. We highly recommend Cathleen Shera as a knowledgeable agent who is extremely dedicated and willing to go the extra mile for her clients.”
– G Leck, Rancho Santa Fe
“Amazing Realtor. Was very attentive to us at all the time and very friendly. Always was willing to lend a helping hand and was very aggressive with our deal.this one is highly recommend.You can go wrong Barbera. She is now a personal friend. Way to go Barb!”
– Rajeek, Carmel Valley
“Barbara was with me every step of the way in the home buying process. I looked in a couple areas of the county and she was knowledgeable about homes in that area. She was very accessible and made the homebuying process going super smooth. I got the deal I wanted and couldnt ask for anything more from her.”
“Barbara Maguire fully exceeded my expectations when going through my home purchasing process. She was extremely professional and efficient throughout the entire deal. I will always refer Barbara Maguire to help out any of my friends or family when they go through the home buying or selling process!!”
“Barbara is a very professional and thorough agent. Her prior experience as a lender gives her very helpful additional skills to get things closed. I would recommend her to everyone!”
– William Foster, Rancho Santa Fe
“We were looking for homes in Southern California before packing up and moving from Virginia, we found Barbara online. We hit gold. After dealing with a roller coaster of a market we ultimately found our ideal house and still couldn’t be happier. Barbara was wonderful throughout the whole process; she looked after us like we were family. Barbara ensured that we were completely satisfied with all aspects of the house hunt and the closing signatures. We were lucky to have her on our side. She is the best realtor in the Southern California arena. Please look her up if you really want honesty, reliability and no B.S. attitude. SHE IS AWSOME!!!”
“Barbara is positive, knowledgeable and willing. She was there for us every step of the way and them some. She worked toward our best interests and was honest and prompt. We will definitely be working with her in the future.”
“Rebecca provided a very high level of personalized service in a difficult real estate market environment. She continued to work diligently and effectively marketing the house to other real estate professionals and buyers until the house was sold. She is a great listener and continuously tried to meet my needs while moving us towards a sale. She is simply great at what she does and you would be wise to utilize her expertise and services.”
“Rebecca has been very responsive and proactive during the purchase of our new home. She dealt effectively with a difficult seller and all parties were pleased with the result. I would recommend Rebecca to others and I would hire her again to sell our home or purchase another if we ever move from our fantastic home.”
“Rebecca was very patient and helpful with our recent home purchase. She knows the market and was able to walk us through the whole process. I would HIGHLY recommend her!”
“Rebecca helped us relocate from San Francisco, and she was fantastic! She ended up finding us furnished rentals, and in the end we never bought because my San Diego company was sold. But she was super-responsive, very knowledgeable, and gave us lots of time and local knowledge. Plus, she was lots of fun! I HIGHLY recommend her for La Jolla, Del Mar or north county buyers!”
“Rebecca was patient about submitting many offers on short sales. She would make calls to verify receipt of offers and follow up with results. I would highly recommend Rebecca for your Real Estate needs.”
“Rebecca Wood recently sold my beautiful home. This was by no means an easy sale, yet Rebecca was extremely persistent and exceeded our expectations throughout the process. In a challenging market, when homes were not selling, Rebecca held many open houses and was always there for the showings, even if it was being shown by another Realtor. She always arrived early to turn the lights on and to make sure that everything in the house was just right. She helped coordinate repairmen and was involved in every aspect of the sale. She always took pride in her job and acted extremely professionally, even under difficult circumstances. Rebecca had to deal with many difficult issues which arose during the sale of our home; not the least of which was acting as a mediator and negotiator between me and my soon to be ex-husband. Every time there was a disagreement and contention between us, Rebecca was always available to help us work towards an equitable solution. During inspections, mold was discovered and Rebecca arranged for the mold remediation to be performed in a timely manner and acted as a liaison between myself, the new buyers and the workers. Because of her diligence, the work was finished on time and the house closed on the targeted date. I highly recommend Rebecca Wood because she is an extremely professional, knowledgeable and conscientious Realtor. ”
– Janice Simone, Carmel Valley
“I would highly recommend working with Rebecca Wood on any type of real estate transaction. There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional – integrity, community expertise, in-depth market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how she works. She helped us find our dream home when we first moved to San Diego from Seattle in 2005, working tirelessly for months on end, every weekend, listening to what we liked or did not like and helping us nail down the perfect place for us. Most recently she helped us with the sale of our home when my husband’s job relocated us to Los Angeles. She developed a compelling marketing package which led to multiple offers. After reviewing the options available in the current depressed housing market, a short sale proved to be the best move for us. She was so knowledgeable about all of our available options, options we didn’t even know we had. She has limitless energy and a very creative thought process and worked with us step by step during the entire selling process which took over six months. She had to negotiate with two separate mortgage companies, both of which were inundated with other short sales and had vastly different systems to navigate. She called one lender (the nation’s largest) every day for months to get them moving on our sale. She was always accessible and responsive to our every need, no matter how big or small. It was such a relief to work with someone so knowledgeable and trustworthy who was always looking out for our best interest and persevered through all of the challenges to provide the best outcome for us.”
“Rebecca did an outstanding job selling our home in a rather complicated transaction. She handled the sale in a very professional manner and I would use her services again in the future.”
“Rebecca was not only pleasant to work with, she was incredibly responsive and efficient in our home buying process. She put me completely at ease and made sure to address even our smallest concerns. I would definitely recommend her.”
“I have known Rebecca Wood for many years now, both professionally and personally, so when it came time to buy our first home, we of course turned to Rebecca for help. She took the time to understand what we were looking for and was very professional, attentive, and hard working throughout the entire process. We are very satisfied with the outcome and would highly recommend Rebecca to anyone!”
– Allison Gibson, Clairemont Mesa East
“Rebecca understands what you need and what you are looking for because she listens and is insightful. i highly recommend Rebecca and her services. She is professional, available and knowledgable. She also has a heart and cares deeply for her clients and their families.”
– Kristyn, Carlsbad
“Our experience buying a home with Rebecca Wood as our agent was superb! Rebecca went above and beyond in helping us find and close on our new home. We were very busy, picky buyers on a tight timeline and she made the process fast, easy and smooth. She was highly professional, very knowledgeable and an excellent negotiator – relentless in pursuit of our dream home, including facilitating the removal of any roadblocks along the way! She also was very helpful in finding creative solutions to issues that arose during the process, from financing to property repairs to closing conditions. We had a similar experience with Rebecca when we rented a luxury condo downtown a year ago. We cannot imagine any other agent would have served us as well as she did!”
– Susan and Mark Wong