What Clients Say About Vicki Podwell
"Talk about hitting a home run! I have purchased real estate before, but this was the first time I've sold a high-end home. When I met Vicki I let her know that I would need to be walked through the process of selling step by step and would rely on her expertise to achieve what every seller wants: a quick sale with the highest possible price and attractive terms. Less than 90 days after we began the process the sale of the house was closed and I received 20% above our asking price. On the weekend of our one and only open house we had over a dozen qualified offers, almost all of which were above asking price. The house was only on the market for 3 days. Vicki had recommended that we engage the services of a staging company since the house was over 40 years old, and although it was in great condition, it needed some sprucing up to make it really attractive to today's buyer. The staging process included redecorating every room, painting, renovating parts of the kitchen, new flooring and considerable enhancements to the landscaping. After the staging was complete (the entire process took less than 60 days) we agreed on the final asking price and hit the "go" button. I had already moved to my new home on the east coast and Vicki took charge of the entire sales process so effectively that I didn't need to come back to California for the closing. Not only did she save me time and money, she took all of the worry out of the process and hit the ball out of the park with the final outcome. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home I can guarantee that you will never find someone who knows the real estate market better than Vicki. Her professionalism and experience came together to make this a seamless process for me with an incredible outcome. Thank you Vicki!"
"We trusted a direct referral from a friend and we have been in great hands with Vicki for our first time home purchase. In a very difficult seller's market where communication has to happen fast, Vicki was extremely responsive and took immediate action on every correspondence, from initial home views to bids to contract and close, coordinating with realtor/escrow/lender, etc. Her expert advice in knowing how much to bid based on home value and comps was spot on every time. As new home buyers, we knew we had to find someone trustworthy and experienced but she was much more than that- in addition to being an expert in her field, she is encouraging and positive- the home buying process can be stressful and a lot of work and she was so reassuring and kind to us, available at any time for clarification or advice for any part of the process and recommendations on other essentials of homeownership beyond the realtor side of things. We loved working with Vicki and highly recommend her to any family and friends buying or selling a home. A+++ service and expertise!!"
John and Lara Yamada
"Vicki Podwell is an amazing real estate agent with exemplary knowledge in our local area and the ability to translate that into a speedy and well-priced sale. She used excellent staging, brought in brokers throughout the area to view the home, and had well-attended open houses. My home sold in less than 2 weeks on the market with Vicki and she had immediate follow through on all my questions and concerns during the escrow process. Besides her professional demeanor, Vicki has a great connection with people and is strong on empathy during the very trying period of selling your house and moving after 40 years in one location. I cannot overstate her professionalism and personal warmth. Vicki Podwell is the "model" for a California Realtor!"
"Vicki is a gem. Period. From our first conversation to the close of escrow, Vicki went above and beyond every step of the way. I was an out-of-state buyer, so her knowledge of the area was absolutely invaluable. She walked me through every step of the process with such kindness and patience. I never felt stressed, pressured, or rushed, and I ended up with a place I absolutely love. In addition, she helped me orchestrate some work that needed to be done before I moved in, while I was still living out of state. I really can't adequately express what a phenomenal realtor she is. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone hoping to buy or sell a home. She really is the best."
"Look no further for an agent! Vicki is the best of the best and you won’t regret the choice. Living in Ventura County (150 miles north) presented a range of challenges in locating a suitable property in North County. My daughter referred me to Vicki and that turned into the best experience for numerous reasons. Vicki is the consummate professional in technical skill, local community knowledge, accessibility, communication, compassionate and certainly listens to your needs. When asked, Vicki would share her opinion on the property as it relates to personal objectives. After locating and closing on a North County property, I asked Vicki if she knew a quality agent in Ventura County to assist in the sale of my current home. She did, and my transaction there was a major success too. Thanks, Vicki for the quality expertise and most importantly the friendship, a cherished additional benefit."
"Vicki was an absolute joy to work with on my recent home purchase. From our first phone conversation, I could tell that her knowledge and passion would lead us to exactly the right place for me. She patiently worked with me on the process of narrowing down my search and was always available to show me any property that popped up that had potential. She very quickly zeroed In on what I was seeking and would pre-screen properties based on my criteria. Once we found my perfect place, she made the purchase process a breeze! I am beyond happy with my new home and so very grateful to Vicki for making the whole experience so incredibly positive!!"
"Vicki is great at her job. She helped sell my house, found me temporary housing and helped me get into a new place all within 3 months. She orchestrated everything brilliantly. Staged the house, reserves storage units, got movers lined up, all the little stressful things she took the lead on, to alleviate stress and allow me to concentrate on work. She is timely with communication, knows the market well and works with an excellent lending firm. Vicki helped me get into a place I really wanted and I didn't feel like I had to settle for something just to have housing. She helped get me what I really wanted. Just a great experience. She is
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"We wanted an agent who was sensitive to our specific
Jonathon and Christine Read
Juan and Sonia Gonzalez
"Vicki was recommended to us by our friends shortly after my husband and I moved to the area, and from our very first
John and Natalie Bell
"Vicki is the perfect combination of mind & heart! She presented a very rational analysis of what we could list our house for, based on: making no improvements, doing some updating, or entirely renovating. The data were in figures per square foot w/ comps to back them up. Always professional, honest, & available, Vicki guided us through a 10-week process from listing to closing. She took very seriously her responsibility to represent us (no one else) at all times. Our trust in her was well placed. We were living 3,000 miles from Del Mar, so Vicki did some extraordinary things for us, such as supervising the improvements, the additional landscaping, & the cleaning; paying for the magnificent staging; watering our new plantings; e-mailing or calling us w/ daily updates. Everything she does is first-class. For example, she insists on her excellent photographer to represent the property in the best possible way in the glossy brochure & on the internet. She writes the script for the
Bill and Barbara Stephens
"Vicki has helped us in purchasing and selling our first home and now in purchasing
Trevor and Jackie Young
"My sister had a rental house in
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"We would recommend Vicki to anyone interested in buying/selling in the San Diego market. We worked with Vicki in the SDSU College Area. She learned as much about our area as she could to aid us in pricing our home and setting us up for the finding the perfect buyer. She is SO RESPONSIVE via email, text, and phone, very upfront and honest about the market and your home, and she cares a lot about her clients. We interviewed 6 realtors and in choosing Vicki, we were not disappointed. We haven't found anyone as hard working and caring as her. Thank you
Tim and Kandice Marshall
"Vicki was referred to me by a friend as a trustworthy, knowledgeable and professional real estate agent. After a day together, she knew exactly what kind of property I wanted, and found it within a week. I was out of the state at the
"Vicki is an exceptional Realtor who provides exactly what you need when you're searching for a new home. She's a careful listener and has a good eye for finding homes with the features you want and need. Vicki was invaluable in helping us through the buying process. I have and will continue to recommend her to my work colleagues and friends."