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My 5th transaction with Daniel Lecuna. If their service was anything less than excellent I’d be looking elsewhere. 5 purchases in and we’ll be doing more soon.
Thanks! Bought a Multi Family Building in Logan Heights, San Diego, CA.

- harisbjelak

We just bought our new home in chula vista CA with the help of Daniel’s team.
All the team was very professional especially Daniel Lecuna. He was amazing and always answered all our questions. Thanks Daniel for everything . Bought a home in Southwest, Chula Vista, CA 91911.

- robleshohner

I have used Daniel Lecuna’s services twice within the last 8 years. Even though the market in ’12 and ’18 couldn’t be more different, I’m happy that I worked with Daniel both times. The ease of the process, professionalism, knowledge, and responsiveness are the attributes I used to evaluate services, and both times Daniel’s team were excellent. After this last experience I refuse to work with other real estate companies. If you are looking for top notch service, this team should be your first and only option. Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Otay Ranch Village 5, Chula Vista, CA.

- user366005

Bought a house with Brad Scripps and John La Mattery. My interactions with Brad and John were always very professional, informative and efficient. Did not have very much time to find a home and needless to say we found the ideal home quick! John and Brad also did an excellent job making home-buying a painless process from start to finish! Bought and sold a Condo home in 2018 in East Village, San Diego, CA.

- Paul K Gyori

John and his team were very helpful and easy to work with. And with me as a first time home buyer, they showed a great deal of patience and courtesy to explain everything in detail every step of the way to help me learn the home buying process. They worked very quick with helping me secure my new home and the whole paperwork process, sometimes faster than my work schedule would allow me to attend to it. John worked around the clock and was super responsive. I remember sending several emails late at night after getting back from work, expecting a response hopefully the next morning but sometimes John would get to it that same night. John’s negotiating skills were awesome. We had an offer approved in a day. John and his team were very professional all around. I have no negative things I can think of. I would absolutely work with them again. Bought a Condo home in 2018 in East Village, San Diego, CA. Michael Criss

- Michael Criss

From our first meeting with John La Mattery and Lacey White we felt very comfortable with them in our home-buying experience. They had noticeable local knowledge and experience. Both exercised complete professionalism throughout our time together. When the time came to negotiate they were both strong and honest with their advice and displayed some serious gumption when the deal had to get done. We could not have been happier with the group and would love to work with them again. WELL DONE! – Bought a home in Lake Murray – Zillow

- David E.

I called this company because it was highly rated on Zillow.

I started working with Daniel Lecuna. He was excellent from the start. He’s very pleasant to work with.

The most impressive thing about Daniel is his honesty. I do not trust easily but I told him what I wanted in an apartment and he diligently looked at what I found, found from his listings, and gave me honest assessments of the apartments. That honesty went throughout the process.

He is also very patient as he was dealing with customers talking to him from abroad and a proxy coming for an intensive 4 day search for the right place. He was there and showed them the apartments and more than once.

He was very patient with us as my wife and I had many questions during the escrow. He gave his suggestions but was very respectful and helpful when we wanted something a little different.

Daniel was also with us after the escrow closed. He’s still helping us with the completion of our apartment.

In summary, I would recommend Daniel to anybody who needs a true real estate professional.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2016 in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA.

- Ofer Achler

We worked with John La Mattery and had a great experience buying our home in San Diego area. John was very informative and supportive. We are very happy with our purchase and the Team.

- Zola and Shawn Fazel

John and his team were extremely professional. With his expertise we were able to purchase the home of our dreams well below the asking price which is unheard of in this competitive market. Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Oceanside, CA.

- kristadpolito

I found sd real estate off of Zillow and decided to give them a shot based on the high reviews. I had already met a few other real estate agents who were not up to my standards but then I met with John and lacy and was sold! We found the perfect place in a week and our offer was accepted! I used Blaine, with jmj financial and couldn’t have been happier. The entire experience was very personal and I felt confident in the experience of the team members I was working with. On top of all that, they paid for my uhaul on my move day and sent me a hand written thank you card! Would recommend them to anybody. Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Golden Hill, San Diego, CA.

- Rebecca T.

My husband, Hartley and I had the time of our lives working with John La Mattery and Vince Coletti! We knew from the moment we met them that they were the ones we wanted to work with to purchase our new home with. We immediately formed a comradery that was full of trust and full of fun. These guys know what they are doing. They know the areas and keep up with newest and most up to date searches. They were instrumental in getting us a home in Del Mar. The house we ended up putting an offer in on had 13 total offers. John and Vince made this sale happen. They worked day and night to keep up with all that was involved in the sale of this home. All the while, keeping me calm!! (No easy feat) I can’t say enough about two guys who work hard and yet still found enough time to make me laugh each and every day!! We truly couldn’t have done it without them!!
Bought a home in 2017 in Del Mar

- Marni and Hartley

Daniel was a big help in finding a place. He had no problem going out with me several times, even before I was ready to actually make a purchase. When the time came to make it happen, we had to move quickly and he was able to make it all happen. Furthermore, Daniel and Kurt were able to bring in top notch people as part of the Inspection and Mortgage process. Strongly recommended. Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Encinitas, CA.

- Jeff7393

This was my 2nd time using Kurt and team for my real estate needs. They were awesome on the sell side and this time John La Mattery was the agent on our home purchase and he was excellent throughout the transaction! He was on the point every step of the way; highly responsive and very thorough. He knows exactly what to look for in the properties and was always prepared. He also caught several potential issues in the home inspection that could have been easily overlooked. I would highly recommend John and Kurt’s team to anyone buying or selling a home. Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Encinitas, CA.

- Ryan D.

It has been only a very good experience that we have contacted John to represent us in purchasing the condo. John is a very confident real estate broker and the transaction went very smoothly. The condo seller was a little bit difficult thus John’s real estate skills were absolutely needed and essential. I highly recommend using his services. Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA.

- hog1998

I moved to San Diego last August. Half year later I decided to look for a property at good school districts. I happened to know this agent from Zillow and Google search. Daniel Lecuna worked with me during past several months. Because I signed an one-year leasing agreement with my landlord and I was not very familiar with San Diego environment, It is not very urgent for me to compete with other buyers. I did not tell Daniel that much about this. Daniel understood this very well. He did not push me hard however always kept my information in his head. Once he found a suitable property, he immediately told me even before it appeared on the market. This is very impressive to me, so I gradually stopped co-working with other agents.

Most important is that all things Daniel promised were realized on time, and he did not send me garbage information or push me to see open houses not fit my family. Just one month before my leasing agreement due day, I bought one property at reasonable price.

If you are new to San Diego and want to buy a property, this broker looks quite good choice. Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA.

- user74144262

I liked the whole condo purchase process. It was very fast and efficient. John has helped me to set up the mortgage loan to meet right and competent people. His knowledge of the local real estate is just great. Actually, this purchased condo was my second one with John. Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA.

- Roman Stemprk

We worked with John La Mattery and Felicia Jerbasi from San Diego Real Estate and Investments this past summer to sell our home. These two are absolute professionals and know their business! Always responsive and negotiated a better outcome than we could have imagined, in less time than what seemed possible. We are completely satisfied and would work with this team in the future! Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Escondido, CA.

- user2130232

This was my fourth transaction with John LaMattery, he’s absolutely amazing. There isn’t anyone else I would use in San Diego to buy or sell a house for me. He’s professional, smart, savvy and all-around super cool guy. If you’re even thinking about using someone else for your real estate transaction in San Diego, think again, because John should be your guy! Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in North Park, San Diego, CA.

- Andi Campbell

The agent Daniel provides professional service in a pace that the buyer do to feel to be pushed. During the escrow process, the company handled very smooth and organized. I had experience during escrow, I was stressed out from the agent and escrow stuff. I am impressed with how they handled the whole process and made the buyer feel ease. Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA.

- Suzy Cheng

John La Mattery was absolutely spectacular as he guided us through our first home purchase. John was always available to answer questions and provided accurate & timely information throughout the entire process. He truly went above & beyond, helping us across all aspects of the due diligence, negotiation, financing, and closing work streams. Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Kensington, San Diego, CA.

- Rich Whitworth

I recently bought a house through Kurt and his team. Daniel Lecuna was asigned as my real estate agent and he was great. He was prompt and efficient on the questions that I have but he never pushed me to make a decision. Thanks to him, we found the right home and we are happy! Bought a home in 2013 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130.

- user26941771

I am an out of state buyer, John La Mattery and Lacy White made the process on our home as smooth as we could hope for. They explained everything throughout the entire process and helped whatever they could; the professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm exhibited by both of John and Lacy made us feel most important clients. We are so grateful and would strongly recommend them to others! Bought a Condo home in 2014 in University City, San Diego, CA.

- Lisa Gu

Buyers Agents John LaMattery and Lacy White showed us many houses in the San Diego area during our four month search for a new home. They quickly got to know our (and our kids’) likes and dislikes and were able to focus in on the types of houses and neighborhoods that would suit our family’s needs. Bought a home in 2014 in Rancho Carrillo, Carlsbad, CA 92009.

- Cathy Wojo

John La Mattery was our agent. He was very professional and knowledgeable, but more importantly, a person of impeccable integrity. We did an out-of-state home purchase and he and his team handled it with perfection. Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in University City, San Diego, CA.

- Gary Krahn

This is our second time to purchase a condo through SDREAI(San Diego Real Estate & Investments), and again my husband and I are very satisfied.

Our agent was Daniel Lecuna and he was very friendly, responsive and helpful overall.

We’ll be back for future purchase for sure.

Thank you!!! Bought a home in 2013 in Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92113.

- user46293620

With the help of Kurt Wannebo’s team at SDREAI, we were able to purchase our first home in July of 2013! We had the privilege of working with Daniel Lecuna as our real estate agent. Daniel was honest and genuine throughout the whole process and always had our best interest in mind. As first time home-buyers, we had additional questions and concerns around every step of the home-buying process. Daniel was extremely patient and responsive to all of our inquiries and was consistently available by phone or email at a moment’s notice. In a competitive housing market, Daniel’s extensive knowledge and experience enabled us to get our bid accepted on a house that we absolutely love! Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Talmadge, San Diego, CA.

- user704602704

My agent did a fantastic job. He understood the market and communicated very effectively with seller and his agent. We closed a short sale in less than 3 months. He is not the first agent whom I worked with; I can sure conclude that I would have had to wait longer or not getting the property at all if I have used other agents. Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Torrey Highlands, San Diego, CA.

- user1870689

I’d like to thank John LaMattery for making my last deal happen. John is the ultimate professional whose word can be trusted 100%. He understands the local market well and can add significant value to any buying or selling process. I have worked with John for about a year now and during that time we have established a very strong relationship. Our latest transaction went very smoothly thanks to John and I look forward to working with him again in the near future. Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Oak Park, San Diego, CA.

- user875372

Working with Kurt Wannebo’s SDREAI team made the purchase of my first home quite the positive experience. I got the chance to work with Daniel Lecuna, who was a great real estate agent throughout the entire home-buying process. He was readily available to go out and look at properties on a short notice and took the time to educate me on the various aspects of purchasing a home. There was a lot of things going on after I got my offer accepted and Daniel, along with the SDREAI staff, made sure that everything was good to go and ready for closing. Now I am a happy owner of a condo in North Park! Bought a Condo home in 2013 in North Park, San Diego, CA.

- user36833654

We had been searching for a home for about 18 months when we were contacted by John La Mattery. We met with him right away and found our experience with him to be fantastic. He always responded to our questions promptly- and we had hundreds of them! His confidence and good humor made what could have been a miserable experience, one with a happy outcome. He guided us to all the right professionals to complete the process. Wonderful!

- T. T. Yelp Review

Felicia Jerbasi and John LaMattery expertly handled every detail of my purchase of a house contingent on the sale of my condo. With their expertise, I was able to accept an offer on the condo in three days (with multiple offers) and have an offer accepted on the house within days of each other, and with a rent back, I had ample time to move. Additionally, there were a number of issues that would have thrown a wrench in the house purchase — including foundation issues and a city lien against the property — but all issues were resolved quickly and professionally, demonstrating a ton of experience with real estate.
Additionally, everyone I worked with in Broker Kurt’s office was efficient, professional, and very friendly, and I received excellent recommendations on a number of companies to help me get everything straight, from new carpet, paint, and cleaning for my condo sale, to new hardwood flooring for my new house. Their recommended mortgage brokerage and building inspector were top-notch, too. Buying and selling property can be very stressful, but Kurt’s team helped me through every step of the way.

- Liz Rock

We were able to purchase our first home in July of 2013! We had the privilege of working with Daniel Lecuna as our real estate agent. Daniel was honest and genuine throughout the whole process and always had our best interest in mind. As first time home-buyers, we had additional questions and concerns around every step of the home-buying process. Daniel was extremely patient and responsive to all of our inquiries and was consistently available by phone or email at a moment’s notice. In a competitive housing market, Daniel’s extensive knowledge and experience enabled us to get our bid accepted on a house that we absolutely love!

- Zillow

SDREAI was absolutely amazing in guiding us through the stressful experience of buying a new home. We connected with Daniel Lecuna, buyer’s agent, by chance while beginning the process of researching homes and we were so grateful! Daniel is extremely knowledgeable about the San Diego real estate market and guided us thoughtfully and patiently throughout the process to completion of finding our dream home. As clilche as it sounds, Daniel truly did go above and beyond to address our concerns, was immediatley responsive to all our inquiries and requests, is a wealth of resources for all aspects of the process (knowledge of neighborhoods/schools, funding sources and issues that arise, home inspectors, handymen, etc), accommodated our schedules for viewing properties, expeditiously submitted paperwork and followed up closely with seller’s agents, and he worked collaboratively with our lender to expedite the process and support a quick close. We highly recommend Daniel and the San Diego Real Estate Company.

- Robyn Hubbard

We had an amazing experience working with John La Mattery and Lacy White in purchasing a home.

It was a complicated scenario for several reasons. Firstly, both the buyers and sellers lived out of state, the property had existing tenants, and the lease needed to be carried out until the next year. In addition, there was an existing contract between both seller and property manager, as well as between property manager and tenants. We couldn’t even think of a way to handle this, but with John and Lacy’s help, we closed our escrow within 10 days! Their dedication, professional knowledge, and communication skills made the process so smooth and so efficient, we still can’t believe it! We truly appreciate what John and Lacy have done for us and would highly recommend them to others.

- Scientist Lin

Bought my new home with the help of John and Lacy recently. They are awesome and great. Since I am the first time buyer, they provided a lot of professional opinions and explained the whole process very well to me. I changed my mind about house location several times and Lacy is always very patient about showing the house to me. Finally I got a place I am satisfied with and thank their help a lot.

- Bo Zhou

We recently bought a house through Kurt and his team. Our agent (Daniel Lecuna) kept us up to date throughout the process. He is very knowledgable and responsive. We would highly recommend SDREAI to my friends and family.

- Cathy Moon

We worked with John La Mattery and our experience was as good as it gets:) He was very knowledgeable in all aspects of Real Estate transactions. John is an honest agent. He was able to give us advise about the positive and the negative aspects of every property we toured. John was very involved in all matters and was always reachable. We had peace of mind knowing he was there for every step of the process. We highly recommend him.

- Tor G.

John La Mattery and his team at SDREAI made the short sale process on our home as smooth as we could hope for. After negotiating with our lender for years to help us with our predicament and getting nowhere, John stepped in and got the job done right. We are happy to be past that difficult period of our lives and we could not have asked for a better Real Estate agent to go to bat for us. Thank you John!!!

- Michele F.

John La Mattery was our agent along with Lacy White. They were very professional and knowledgeable, but more importantly, they are people of impeccable integrity. We did an out-of-state home purchase and he and his team handled it with perfection. We could not be more satisfied. 5 stars.

- Dr. Gary Krahn

I recently bought a single house through Kurt and his team very smoothly. they are all great especially Daniel Lecuna who was an assigned agent for us. He never pushes me to buy just any house. Instead, he waited for us until we find the right one. He always responded promptly, honestly and efficiently. Whoever comes for a referral to me, Daniel is the one that I am going to recommend.

- Byungkook Lim

I had the opportunity to work with Kurt and his staff for the second time in the last three years. Very professional staff that found a great home for my family. Agent John La Mattery found us a place we are extremely happy with. Thanks guys, I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again!

- Jake Schneeberger

SDREAI is innovative, cares about following through and good to work with. John La Matter knows how to leverage their internal resources for helpful assistance.

- Mei Waplington

John La Mattery and SDREAI Team made finding the home of my dreams, on a very tight schedule a reality. John La Mattery is a very knowledgeable realtor who brings a wealth of information from diverse sources to make the process of buying a home a smooth and organized process. John clearly understands the current housing market in San Diego and is familiar with the ins and outs of most communities in San Diego. He is able to quickly size up a house and point out pluses and potential problem areas. He understands the loan approval process and in this particular transaction was skilled at handling the sellers multiple lawyers, all with grace and tact. John made a point of consistently being available, and I could not have been more pleased with his professionalism and the team at SDREAI.

- Francis Edwards

I purchased a short sale single family home through SDREAI and I was surprised how quickly the process went and how efficiently SDREAI navigated through the short sale process with the seller’s bank. My agent (Daniel Lecuna) kept me up to date throughout the process and we got short sale approval and closed escrow when expected. I would highly recommend SDREAI to my friends and family.

- Matthew DeVries

I have to say that my entire experience was great. John La Mattery was amazing. He keyed on what was important to me and now we live in a beautiful home that is perfect for us. John, and Lacy, were there anytime that I wanted to see another home. John had a lot of patience and spent plenty of time to make sure that we not only got the house that we wanted, but we also got it a the price that we wanted. It was just such a great experience. Thanks.

- Timothy Lusher

We recently found a home in Carlsbad after 3-4 months of searching for the right home. John La Mattery and Lacy White were our team and they were a top-notch duo! They understood our wants/needs and made sure that we did not “settle” on something that was just acceptable…but on a house we could call our HOME. They took the time to understand what we wanted and what our kids wanted/needed as well. If anyone is looking for a partner to help find you HOME, John & Lacy is the team to call.

- David Wojciechowski

We feel so fortunate to have found SDREI. Everyone we worked with from John to Tom was hands down exceptional!!!!! Every step of the process in buying our first home was thoroughly explained. We would always recommend SDREI to friends and family.

- Suzanne Perlman Cleveland

John was amazing! He made the process so easy. He walks you through everything and makes himself available to you when you have questions. He has a relaxed attitude and is laid back, but knows how to negotiate! I highly recommend John!

- Malissa Ortegon

John has a trusted advisor approach to helping his customers. He not only assists with the buying and selling process but brings valuable insights about the industry which obviously comes from years of experience. He has a great network of resources that can be helpful throughout the real estate transaction process. He is highly responsive and always seems happy to help. I would recommend John for any real estate needs you may have.

- Lila Murphy – Downtown San Diego

John really went the extra mile. First, his instincts to sell my house for nearly 100k more than the local neighborhood realtors said the home was worth was spot on. He delivered four offers in eight days at asking price. We moved out of state, and he helped coordinate a lot of work at the house. He was in constant communication and really took care of us. I have absolutely no complaints. He had our home on TV, over 100 people came to the open house. He really was excellent! He knows his business and kept us at ease! Thank you John, we really appreciate everything you did for us.

- J. Sipple – San Diego

We found our dream home and John secured the deal. There were several competing offers, and we had contingencies that were less attractive than the competition, but John was instrumental in closing the transaction. He communicates clearly and as frequently as you need support (I needed quite a bit and often at very early and late hours). If you are selling or buying, touch base with John – he is talented and brings honor to an otherwise challenging industry and process.

- Ray and Dean – North County

I know John for 3 years and have done 3 deals through him. I cannot say enough how knowledgeable, caring, on top of his game and still extremely humble and polite John is.

He can get the deal so flawlessly and smooth without being pushy to the buyer or crude to the seller.

He respects everyone and really sees what client needs and works on it until he gets it for you. He is there whenever you need him, texting, calling, and getting information.

I trust him doing our real estate forever and my 2 sons will use his expertise in future also.. Thanks so much for doing a fantastic job for us.

Bought a home in Encinitas, CA

- Mary N. – Encinitas

John helped us buy our first home. He’s patient, generous with his time and expertise, negotiates hard, and tells it how it is – a bundle of qualities that stand out in this industry. We’re customers for life!

- Anique Mautner – Temecula

John not only brought us great homes to see that would fit our needs, but when found, he was incredible in terms of guiding us through the mound of paperwork we needed to complete. He explained every step along the way, and made sure all decisions were in our best interest. I would not hesitate to recommend John La Mattery to anyone who wants the expertise and professionalism of an amazing realtor to help them with all real estate needs. John is easy going and down to earth and I will definitely use him again!!!!

- Marshall Family, Rancho Santa Fe

I have worked with John over the past 4 years to purchase 2 properties in the La Jolla area, and we just completed the sale on another. He was very accommodative of my schedule for viewing homes and ultimately found me the perfect place… twice! John quickly learned what I was looking for and went out of his way to show me the places that fit my needs. John was extremely patient, and worked diligently to get me the best price possible on both buys, and even helped me get more than I was expecting on the property we just sold. I have referred John to other friends who have had the same experience. I would highly recommend John to anyone considering buying or selling a property in San Diego!

- Mike Watson – La Jolla

John La Mattery recently listed our property for us in San Diego- We are an investor who sells 8-10 homes a month-His expertise, knowledge and efficiency made it one of the smoothest listings /escrows we have ever experienced! We trust John to get our homes sold for us asap and for top dollar.

- Apollo Group – College Area

John was incredible throughout the home buying process. We lived in Long Beach and could only view homes on the weekend. John was extremely accommodating and had multiple options for us to view each time we came down. He was able to take our very specific needs and help us find a great home. I highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

- David Endow – Del Cerro

I would highly recommended John La Mattery. He was very professional, courteous and always available to answer questions. He was extremely knowledgeable about the market conditions and the area. The house sold for over the asking price and John was involved in every detail of the transaction. The house closed on time and without complications. He is hard working and cares about his clients. If you are looking for a home or trying to sell yours, John La Mattery will do a great job! Sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Bay Park, San Diego, CA.

- Penny Edwards – Bay Park

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