Testimonials from Past Clients
"Our house in Santaluz had been on the market for 6 months with no activity.
We then listed the property with Gretchen and Alan Pagnotta and within 30 days
we had 3 offers. Alan provided comparative data to help us establish a sales price
as well as financial data detailing the financial results of a sale at various prices.
Gretchen helped my wife "stage" the house so that it would be attractive in all
respects. Both were very proactive including handling all aspects of the sale while
we were out of the country on a previously planned vacation. Gretchen and Alan
also showed us a number of properties which accomplished our goal of reducing
our housing expenses, while finding a home that fully satisfied our needs. We could
not be more pleased with their professional and proactive efforts to assist us during
a difficult real estate market. The results could not have been better!" Ron and Dede Carlson
Dear Gretchen and Alan,
Sue and I want to thank you for making 2009 a highly successful and exciting year for us and we wish you continuing health, happiness, and prosperity this year!
As you know we put our Santaluz house on the market mid-year in a very poor market and fully expected it would be 2010 before we could get the price we wanted. That last thing we anticipated was that it would sell and close 2 ½ months later - but you personally made that happen! And if that wasn´t enough, we again did not expect to find and buy another house in San Diego in 2009, but you managed to find one perfect us and we are now settled in and enjoying it very much!
Frankly, Gretchen, I knew from my first meeting with you, that you knew exactly what needed to be done to sell our house in Santaluz and I also knew that I could never find a better residential real estate professional than you. That´s a lot said, considering that during my working career, I lead the real estate strategies and activities for Abbott Laboratories for many years and then did the same for Gateway, Inc. until my retirement. I´ve worked with a lot of real estate professionals, commercial and residential, but NONE as professional and knowledgeable as you. And with Alan as the other half of the Pagnotta team, what more could a prospective seller or buyer wish for! If it is ever helpful, please don´t hesitate to use me or this letter as a personal and professional reference.
Lastly, and most importantly, I consider Alan and you as caring and trusted friends. I have lost contact, and even forgotten the names of most of the real estate professionals I have worked with over the past 40 years, but you two are very special to me. I hope one of these summers, your very busy schedules will allow you time to spend a week or two with Sue and me at our log home in Wyoming ? please consider this an OPEN invitation!
Thank you again for the fine work you did on both ends of our move to Santaluz. Chau and I were very happy with the way everything turned out. We know you both put in a lot of work to make things go so smoothly.
Below is a statement that captures some of the things I remember from our recent work together.
Thank you again, Bill and Chau
We recently worked with Gretchen and Alan on both purchasing our new home and selling our previous home. On the buying side, Gretchen met with us on several occasions and spent time to figure out exactly what floor plans and locations would work well for us. She kept us up to date regularly on new homes that became available or changes to existing listings that were of interest. Once we identified the property that we wanted to buy, Gretchen and Alan negotiated well on our behalf, reaching a good end price and with a few extras thrown in.
Once we moved to our new home, the Pagnottas helped us sell our previous home. Alan and Gretchen spend a lot of time looking the property over and identifying opportunities for us to improve things and aide us to sell the property quickly. They showed the property very often and in the end were able to collect several offers for us.
In short, Gretchen and Alan have the knowledge and put in a great effort to get us moved into the right home, and then to sell our old home quickly under difficult market conditions. My wife and I would be very happy to use Gretchen and Alan again.
The E.F./S.S. Testimonial:
"Gretchen sold our home in a flat market at a very reasonable price within a relatively short amount of time. She did an excellent job calming our worst fears in the process while keeping an equally antsy buyer confident. Alexis did a fine job filling in for Gretchen when needed."
Editor's Note: This was a repeat client for Gretchen. -November 2005
The J.H. & Family Testimonial:
"Gretchen, thank you so much for helping us out in this whole home-selling process. Looking back, we certainly made the right choice. Wish you, your family, and your business all the best!"
Editor's Note: This transaction involved a Cendant Relocation transfer client. Gretchen and Alexis are both Certified Cendant Relocation Specialists and can handle buyers and listings with company relocation packages. Call us for more info! -February 2006
The M. & K. H. Testimonial:
"We felt confident that every detail was being handled with professionalism and competence. Gretchen was so knowledgeable and helpful from start to finish of the transaction. It is not often that one can say this, but it was the most enjoyable and stress free real estate transaction for us, and we've done this several times." -April 2005
The J.D. Testimonial:
"Gretchen handled the sale of my home after I had already moved across the country. Gretchen and her team went above and beyond anything I expected to provide exceptional service, and I could not recommend her more highly. Her personal service, dedication, and professionalism made my transaction worry free from 3000 miles away. I would not consider any other Realtor in the San Diego area to handle my real estate needs. See for yourself!"
The McWhinney Testimonial:
"[Gretchen was] the best agent we ever had, and we have had many over 45 years."
Editor's Note: The McWhinney's needed a second home in Rancho Bernardo. They wanted it to be in a retirement area, and Gretchen found them the perfect nest on a golf course view lot in a quiet section of Rancho Bernardo.
I do try to find my clients the best value, and exactly what they are looking for. Let me help you and your family with your real estate needs! I would be happy to provide you with many more personal references from satisfied customers upon request.
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