Testimonials

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Seller

Jeff represented my mother and me in selling a house in El Cajon that was in the name of a trust. I recommend him highly and would give him 6 stars out of 5 if I could. I was daunted by the process because my mother and I would be selling the house from another city. We did our homework and interviewed several agents before selecting one, and Jeff stood head and shoulders above the rest from the get-go. I was very impressed by his knowledge, good judgment, professionalism, responsiveness, and reliability, and those traits carried through during the transaction. I especially liked the fact that Jeff realizes aggressive representation does not have to mean acting aggressively, and you can be an excellent negotiator and a nice guy at the same time. Some issues came up during the inspection period regarding repairs needed to the house, and Jeff had just the right touch. Jeff was also sensitive to the legal and other considerations involved in selling a house on behalf of a trust. I honestly believe Jeff got the best deal possible for us, and would not hesitate to use him again if the occasion ever arose. Jeff helped me with a very unusual sale of my duplex in Pacific Beach to my tenants, representing both the buyer and seller in the transaction. More than the usual real estate transaction, this required an incredible amount of finesse, patience, fairness, and empathy. Jeff was wonderful and I was very happy that we decided to use him as our agent. I was consistently impressed by Jeff and his team throughout the process, from the negotiation over the price to the termite repairs. Jeff was very communicative and always helped me with my problems and concerns from large to small, at all hours of the day. Moreover, as I've considered the prospect of purchasing my next home in the future, Jeff strikes the perfect balance between giving me the appropriate amount of space and not being pushy about listings before I'm ready, but nonetheless staying in touch and being informed and available.

Buyer

We usually don’t write many reviews, but for this experience, we had to comment. We couldn’t be happier with our experience working with Jeff and with the home he helped us find. Jeff is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and attentive, while providing his other clients (at least two other searches and two listings) with the apparently the same level of care and attention, as evidenced by other very positive reviews of transactions at around the same time we closed. Jeff went well beyond what I thought an agent would do and there never seemed to be any pressure. Our search was a bit scattered but he was patient, let us determine our path, and then would then diligently investigate the property to provide us with as much information available; he always had time at short notice to research and view properties in which we were interested, and there were many. He also worked extremely well with the lending agent, which made the transaction seem much easier. I think the most important thing we can say is that Jeff truly cares about his clients finding the right home that they will always very much enjoy. We know this because it has been approximately six months since we moved in and he has periodically checked in to make sure all is good. Not many agents do the same.

Buyer

I was very lucky to have been introduced to Jeff and Hillary through a friend when buying my first home. I know absolutely nothing about the process and managed to get myself into a very complicated one. From the first day I met Jeff, he saved me from buying a house that a novice buyer could have lost a lot of money on due to issues with the property he recognized immediately and pointed out to me. He even got himself in the dirt in the backyard in his suit and nice shoes. He ultimately helped me through the process of a new condo build, which took over a year and he was always available for questions and help, even on the weekends. He went to bat for me multiple times and was always able to explain the process to me so that I could actually understand what was going on. They add a very personal touch as well with things such as remembering me on my birthday (Hilary made a beautiful care package and brought it to a meeting with the seller) after I closed personal congratulations and came by my office with flowers and a personal congratulations. I was never made to feel like a burden or needy in taking a year of their time. They truly were the only good things in the process of buying a home. I would recommend them to anyone.

Seller

This is a long-overdue post about the incredible experience we had in selling our townhouse and buying our new home with the Whittington team. Jeff and Hillary were extremely easy to work with and made us feel as though we were a part of their family. The level of detail and care that they put into our real estate transaction was impeccable. Jeff was consistently quick to respond, kept us informed throughout the process without overwhelming us with details that would have been beyond our level of understanding. Our townhouse sold quickly, without having to do any open houses, and there was almost no lost time from the close of our sale to the close of our new purchase. Jeff's strong business knowledge and relationships anticipated potential issues and kept everything on schedule when things may have otherwise fallen apart. We highly recommend the Whittington Team for anyone in need of real estate guidance in San Diego County!

Seller

Words simply lack the capability to expound upon the appreciation my family and I have for the services, assistance, and friendship Jeff provided to us through the process of selling our home. At times, it seemed daunting, however, Jeff was able to tackle any and all problems that arose in a calm, cool and collected manner. He did so much more than is typically expected of a realtor and quite literally willed the sale of this home through his superior knowledge of the market, unrelenting hard work, and exceptional interpersonal skills. The saying "above and beyond" does not do justice to Jeff's efforts, and I cannot convey how reassuring it was to have him on our side. I would recommend Jeff and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home without any hesitation whatsoever!

Seller

We have hired Jeff twice for somewhat complex transactions. He handled both home sales with compassion and incredible professionalism. On this last one, he recommended listing the home much high than another local Realtor. In the end, his instincts were correct, and we closed at $60K higher than had been recommended to us. We couldn't have been happier! Jeff handled every hiccup with patience and composure, and I felt while he was always looking out for our best interests, his conversations with me with practical and honest. He was there every step of the way to help facilitate a smooth home selling process, coupled with a high price point, I can't recommend Jeff and his team more!

Seller

My brother and I had the difficult task of selling our family home after the passing of our father. After meeting with other agents we chose Whittington Real Estate, it was definitely the right choice. Jeff had the knowledge and contacts to get the home on the market and sold quickly. He was able to manage the property and sale with both my brother and I remotely and keep us up to date constantly. Even with some surprises with the home, we were able to get a price that everyone was happy with. Would definitely work with Jeff and his team in the future!

Seller

I believe Jeff to be one of the most qualified brokers in his field. His outstanding communication and organizational skills made the selling of our house appear not daunting, but effortless. From our initial walk-thru meeting to our closing of escrow date, Jeff went above and beyond to make sure our specific selling needs were being met and that we felt comfortable every step of the way. Upon our first meeting, he was prepared with a competitive selling strategy and he certainly followed through on every one of his words.

Seller

Amazing! This is what I have to say to describe our experience working with the Whittington Team. Jeff was very knowledgeable in his field and he made the selling and buying experience both enjoyable and smooth. Jeff was more than just our realtor, he became a true friend. Jeff answers all of our phone calls, text messages, and emails even the ones sent at midnight on a Sunday. I would highly recommend the Whittington Team for all of your buying and selling needs.

Buyer

Jeff was seriously everything my husband and I were looking for in a realtor and more. As first-time homebuyers, the process of searching for and buying a home seemed daunting, but Jeff helped us and advocated for us the entire way. He is so honest and calm, which was very reassuring and refreshing, and has followed up with us since our home closed. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home in the area.

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The Whittington Team, a full service real estate team designed to meet all of your residential buying and selling needs. Jeff and Hillary Whittington are some of the top real estate agents in the Mt. Helix and La Mesa area. Please call us anytime for assistance with your real estate needs.
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