“Working with Kurt Wannebo and his SDREI team was a seamless process for us. Kurt, Felicia, and Becky were at all times professional, ethical, responsive, and friendly. Kurt introduced us to the short sale process and then Felicia and Becky took us painlessly from listing to escrow. They explained each step of the way. When we had questions they were quick to respond. Our short sale experience was all positive. We highly recommend Kurt Wannebo and his team.”
Kathi B – 11090 Corte Playa Merida, 92124
SDREAI Honest presentation of services, great follow-up, does all the basics of good business. Mike Hinmon made the process very easy by not making me worry about anything. Kurt Wannebo has created a business that can serve you well because of their vast experience. I highly recommend using them for any of their services!
Patrick C – Yelp Review 5 Stars 4/4/2011
Hello to all. I would like to share to everyone that I am a very please client of Mr. Kurt Wannebo. In 2010, my family faced a difficult time, we faced a possibility of a foreclosure of our property. A good friend of mine recommended Kurt as a Short Sale Specialist in San Diego. Kurt was reliable and professional in every aspect of the transaction. Kurt and the rest of the SDREAI team were efficient, professional and trust worthy and I would whole heartedly recommend them to others.
Kian B – Yelp Review 5 Stars 3/23/2011
Kurt Wannebo and his short sale realtor team handled my short sale process with the utmost professionalism. He’s very supportive and was willing to speak with me and attend to all queries I had. Kurt took good care of the sale and all sides were extremely happy. I have already recommended Kurt and San Diego Real Estate & Investments to my family, friends, and coworkers. Kurt is the guy you can TRUST for your SHORT SALE needs.
Scarlett C – Yelp Review 5 Stars 3/22/2011
I have to take this chance to thank both you and your staff for all the help you provided for me and my family. You have saved me from foreclosure and I really appreciate the things you guys did to make this happen. You just don’t realize how relieved I’m right now. You guys performed a miracle. I will definitely recommend you to definitely a few of my friends who are also within the very same predicament as I was.
Jorja M – Yelp Review 5 Stars 3/22/2011
Kurt has proven to be an extremely ethical professional in the field of Real Estate most particularly in Short Sales. Even though this has become a difficult time for the industry, Kurt managed to continue to thrive and provide his clients with the excellent short sale services they deserve. I attribute this to his great knowledge of Short Sale negotiation and handling of banks and their systems. Hopefully that my comment will persuade you to give Kurt the opportunity to demonstrate his professional skills in your Short Sale.
Piper K – Yelp Review 5 Stars 3/22/2011
I’m from Brawley, California, which is a few hours east of San Diego, and was in need of short selling my home. I was underwater and struggling with the decision as it’s a very difficult decision to walk away from your home. I was so proud when I purchased this home and now just three years later I felt ashamed and confused on what to do. I couldn’t find a local agent who truly had the expertise on short sales as there are SO many questions I needed answered as it’s a very scary process. I found SDREAI on line and am glad I did. Tiffany Abbiate became my agent and am so glad and relieved that I found her. She helped me through this scary process answering all of my questions, and I had a lot of them! She was amazing and the process was just as she explained from the start. I have now moved on and feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, I’m just so thankful. I would highly recommend Tiffany to anyone in the same situation as I was in. The exciting part for me is I no longer own a home that is worth 100′s of thousands less than I owe, and in just a few years, I will be able to qualify to purchase another home again. I will be calling on Tiffany to help me when I’m ready to buy again!!Thanks again to Tiffany and San Diego Real Estate and Investments!!
Dan S – Yelp Review 5 Stars 1/6/2011
There are not enough adjectives to describe the fantastic service we received from SDREAI and our agent Tiffany Abbiate. The woman is truly a MasterCard commercial – priceless! When my husband and I were forced into a short sale due to the economy, our mortgage broker actually recommended Tiffany to us. I called her & introduced myself and from that moment on we hit the floor running. Tiffany walked us through the stages of a short sale, what to expect, things to do, how to do it and she never once made us feel like idiots. She was prompt, professional, always returned calls & emails quickly. She was always two steps ahead of anything. Even when we had a couple of buyers walk she was always positive & reassuring that another buyer would be right around the corner. She worked like a real champ in getting Chase to approve our short sale when we finally found the “right” buyers. Her sense of humor kept me going on the days I wanted to give up. There is nothing “short or fast” in a short sale!
Tiffany always kept us informed of what was going on with the bank, our buyers, the sale, etc. In fact many times she would call or email me before I could even ask another question. Her customer service is top notch in a world where customer service has fallen off the face of the Earth. She is an expert in short sales & foreclosures, and stuck with us through closing. Truly a wonderful agent. In fact, we had such a wonderful experience with her – during the worst time ever for us – that we are now using her & SDREAI again to help us buy a new home!
Traci S – Yelp Review 5 Stars 1/5/2011
Yes, another 5 stars… because they are great! We were one of the many who purchased a home in the height of the market and needed to get out. “short sale kurt’ was recommended to us through some friends who also had a great experience with them. Kurt walked us through the short sale process, letting us know what to expect and who we should talk to before we decide to go this route. Our Agent was Nicole Furlong and she did an outstanding job! The process to get approval and sell our home took quite a while, but to no fault of this company. (We were one of the first people to go through one of the new government programs) Actually I can say with confidence that it is because of Nicole, and her DAILY calls to stay on top of our lame bank that we closed as soon as we did. She pushed our file through the banks endless hoops and stayed on top of what was needed – she was easy to get a hold of (even while on vacation!) and always returned calls and emails in a timely manner. She was knowledgeable in this process and gave great insight into decision making.
Rebecca V – Yelp Review 5 Stars 12/22/2010
Similar to other reviews – I can’t say enough positive things about SDREAI – specifically Tiffany Abbiate and Kurt!!!
Unfortunately, like many others, I bought a condo downtown over 5 years ago that was completely underwater and needed to do a Short Sale. From the very beginning Kurt walked us through the process and clearly outlined the pros and cons, ensuring that we made the best informed decision we could before starting the process.
Once we were ready, Tiffany took over and walked us through every step of the way until we closed less than 4 months later. Tiffany was our personal advocate and always kept our best interests in mind….and as a result, the process was quick (or I should say quicker than most), and efficient. Even when the 1st and 2nd buyers dropped out…she was ready with another one and worked diligently with the bank to ensure the process was not interrupted.
I’ve worked with multiple real estate agents in the past and SDREAI is by far the most professional, efficient, courteous, and working on your behalf all the way through the process! 5 STARS!
H. F. 702 Ash Street #502 - Yelp Review 5 Stars 12/20/2010
We bought a house with SDREAI back in April 2010. Our real estate agent for SDREAI was Nicole Furlong. She was great to work with! Whenever we had a question regarding anything, she was there to help. I also loved that she would respond to email very quickly. She’s a great communicator and very professional as well. She made purchasing our first home a fun and stress free experience.
C. L. 4222 Felton #6, 92104 – Yelp Review 5 stars 12/17/2011
OK I know this company has 5 Stars, so it may look fishy to some people who are looking into it. But honestly, from my experience, it deserves the 5 stars! I’d give 4 stars but I don’t think it does my real estate agent Nicole any justice. She really REALLY was an awesome agent ^_^ And to the guy who gave the company 1 STAR.. I have no idea what happened there, but don’t let his “1 star” rating scare you from giving SDREI a chance. Try meeting with Nicole once and see what happens from there ^_^ Soooo.. Here’s my thoughts/opinions!
Nicole Furlong was my real estate agent when looking for a home earlier this year (January 2010). Nicole was referred to me by a few friends from church. Nicole was great to work with. She was punctual, easy to talk to, and I really felt like she had my best interest in mind. When looking at homes together she gave good insight and advice that I never would have thought of when looking at a home (for example, the value of things; how she really recommended a garage, whether it is a good value or not, etc.) Nicole was also easy to get a hold of and would answer our phone calls or return them right away. I was very new to this real estate business, and she was very patient with explaining the terminology and processes (especially with short sales!).
I think overall, I trusted Nicole and her advice and I found her to be an honest real estate agent who cared more about helping us find the right home (rather than pressuring us into buying more expensive homes). In the end, she helped us to get our house just 2.5 months after we started looking. She knew what our budget was and what kind of areas we were interested in and helped us with that. We currently live in a condo in NORTH PARK and we love the place!!!!!!!!!!Since then, I have referred Nicole to another friend and that friend is currently in escrow, and that friend says great things about Nicole too! I would definitely continue to refer Nicole to my other friends. Besides myself, I know 3 other friends Nicole has helped with house hunting and all have had POSITIVE experiences with her. If I looked for a new home, I would definitely choose Nicole as my agent again. ^_^
Feel free to message me if you have any questions about her or SDREAI!
N. M 4222 Felton #6, 92104– Yelp Review 5 Stars 12/17/2010
My husband and I recently purchased a condo a few months ago and we couldn’t have been happier using Nicole Furlong as our realtor. Initially, I was a bit nervous because Nicole is a friend of ours and I didn’t want “doing business” to have a negative effect on our relationship, however, I know her work ethic so we decided to move forward. With that said, I had no idea the amount of work it was going to take for her to ensure the sale. Every possible thing that could have gone wrong (on the seller’s end) to delay the process happened. There were points where we weren’t sure if we were even going to get the place. Nicole always handled the pressure in the most professional manner and always reassured us by being on top of every detail. I’m sure it was frustrating for her to deal w/at times, but we never felt that from her. She was honest, but very comforting when explaining the “delays.” Because this was our first time buying a home there was a lot that we did not understand. Nicole was extremely good at breaking everything down in a way that we understood. Her communication w/us throughout the whole process made everything smooth sailing. We were never left questioning what something meant and if we didn’t understand we were able to contact her right away and get an answer. Although she was working w/other clients at the time we always felt as if we were priority. There were times that she met w/us on her off hours and went out of her way to make things happen. If anything, I feel this strengthened our relationship because I saw how hard she fought for us to get our place. I felt as if she wanted us to get our place just as bad if not more than we did. I’ve recommended friends to Nicole in the past and they’ve always been extremely happy w/their results. I think the difference between Nicole and the average realtor out there is that she truly cares about the people she’s working with and not just the sale. I will continue to recommend Nicole to anyone I know looking for a realtor. She is confident, experienced, caring, knowledgeable, and works harder than any realtor I know…she was a huge blessing to work with. I also want to add that when I came to the office to meet w/Becky she was extremely pleasant as well. The whole office was very warm and inviting and we really appreciated that.
Candis N – Yelp Review 5 Starts 12/16/10
The hubby and I were first time homebuyers and pretty much clueless when we entered the market this past January. Kurt Wannebo helped us get started on the right path and then he handed us over to the very capable Mike Hinmon. Mike was incredibly patient with us and took us to house after house while we looked for a perfect fit. After months of looking, we finally found the perfect home for us. Mike was also very responsive to our endless emails and phone calls while we navigated through this process. We would definitely recommend SDREI to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
D. P. 135 W Naples Street, 91911– Yelp Review 5 Stars 12/6/10
I can’t say enough about my experience with SDREI and Kurt Wannebo as they made, what seemed nearly impossible at the time, happen. Unfortunately, I found myself in the position of many Americans where I owned a beautiful home in an ugly market. After buying near the peak of the market and owning for 3 years, I was at a point that I knew I needed to sell before values plummeted any further. I worked with another agent prior to Kurt and was instrumental in my own demise by letting him list the property at a price that was just too high for market conditions. Once the value fell below what I owed on the property, I knew I was really in trouble and needed to do something fast. The problem is that “fast” is not a word that came close to describing any “short-sale” process that was just starting to become prevalent in real estate in 2008. What I needed was someone that knew how the process worked and how to negotiate with the lenders to establish a price that everyone could work with. Let me tell you this… With the right expectations set and the right relationships and expertise in place… My head literally spun at how quickly my home was sold. I remember having Kurt lay the ground-work with my lenders first to determine how the property would need to be marketed. Once that was established, he produced three offers in just a few days. A day or two later, I had a cash offer on my place that wanted to close escrow in 10 days. (This is what I mean by “head-spinning”: I was in Seattle when I got the news and when I returned I had to pack up and move out… which while sudden, was just what I needed) Kurt and SDREAI did an excellent job and I can also say that I referred him to a couple of friends at the time and they had nothing short of the same experience!
R.A. San Diego – Yelp Review 5 Stars – 11/23/10
The services provided by Tiffany Abbiate were both professional and comforting through an uncertain and nerve racking process. Her professionalism and personal attention allowed me to feel at ease about this process. I was also very pleased with her availability, during the weekday, or at night on a weekend. With her on top of the game, I was able to close in THREE MONTHS! THANK YOU!!!!
A.O.- 866 Santillan Street, 92227 – yelp review 1/10/2011
SDREAI’s Honest presentation of services, great followup, does all the basics of good business. Mike Hinmon made the process very easy by not making me worry about anything. Kurt Wannebo has created a business that can serve you well because of their vast experience. I highly recommend using them for any of their services! P.C. – 3239 Linda Vista Drive, 92078
“Kurt, thank you so much for your help. As first time homeowners we often felt overwhelmed…until we called you. You were there for us and explained everything throughout the entire process. The professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm exhibited by you and your employees made us feel like we were your most important clients. We are so glad you were referred to us and will recommend you to everyone.
J.J. – 3555 Monair Drive # H, 92117
“We are so appreciative of ALL your help. Your professionalism, expertise, friendliness, sense of humor, and overall “above and beyond” ways helped to make this milestone of buying our first home so special, eay and comfortable. Although we know that you have many other clients, we always felt like we were your only ones because you were so attentive to our needs. You listened and paid attention to what was important to us and always responded so promptly. You impressed us so much…and still continue to with notes and packages to welcome us to our new home! We would not hesitate to recommend your services to everyone we know who is in need of buying or selling a property. We really cannot thank you enough.”
P.B. – 2676 Worden St # 65, 92106
“My sincere thanks for the excellent brokering service on the investment property I purchased. I have completed more than 100 real estate transactions and this has been the easiest yet. I had been out of the country during most of the escrow period, and all details, paperwork, and every other aspect was flawless. I am definitely recommending you to all my friends, and anyone, in need of an honest, straightforward, real estate broker to purchase or sell.
M.K. – 4150 Mission Blvd # 211, 92109
“We would like to thank Kurt once again for an excellent job on the purchase of our home on Mount Helix. His professional manner and negotiating skills resulted in over 100,000 dollars off the original asking price, we were amazed and very happy. Kurt’s personality and demeanor made me feel like I was an old time friend thru-out the home buying process. His recommendation for our loan broker was also fantastic. We love our home.
E.T. – 9851 Alta Drive, 91941
“We would like to thank you for your outstanding service on both the sale of our property and the concurrent purchase of a new property. On the sale end, we feel that you did a great job of marketing the property and an even better job of liaison with our buyers agent!!! You dealt with arising situations on a timely basis and in a polite yet forthright manner. On the purchase end we were very happy with your patience at how many properties we ended up viewing. We feel that you set up viewing’s promptly and often with short notice, and had a clear picture of the type of property that we had in mind. When the crunch came, we were very happy with how you handled all the details and kept us informed at all times. Both our loan organizer and the sellers agent, who we have had contact with, have both commented very favorably on their dealings with you. We most certainly would not hesitate in asking you to assist us in any further home purchases/sales that we might have in the future and would recommend your services to all of our friends and colleagues who may need such assistance.
J.S. – 14383 La Harina, 92129
When I contacted SDREAI and told them of the issues I felt I was facing with my property, they dealt with it professionally and with the level of effort they spoke about at the initial interview for service all the way to the final closing day. Relative to most, I had my doubts as the market and rules were in flux with the current happening in our local market. They laid out plan A, B and C and stated all angles that could happen along the way. I was never surprised. Making a decision to get help with your property in these tough times one must make, I recommend you make the decision to contact SDREAI. They can do what they state and have the experience to get you the client to the best position possible in your situation with respects to your real estate situation.”
R. S. – 50 F St, Chula Vista CA 91910
“San Diego Real Estate and Investments was a huge help in process on the short sale of my house. Times were tough and I was not sure how to go about a short sale. I was not familiar with Short Sales at all. I was uncomfortable and uneasy about losing money on my house. But in the end I had no other choice but to do this and save it from possible bankruptcy down the road in a few years. After talking with my attorney, financial adviser and accountant they all agreed that a short sale was the way to go. After I had decided to move forward with a short sale I had no idea where to go. I found out that San Diego Real Estate and Investments was a firm that specialized in this area. I approached Kurt Wannebo (CEO and Founder of the company) and he walked me through every step. I have had houses before and dealed with agents that really did not have a clue what to do OR they just wanted a quick sale and make their money. This was not the case with San Diego Real Estate and Investments at all, not one bit. Kurt took his time to walk me through EACH step and he guided me to make the right decisions and called me on every situation that he thought I would need to know. But he also did not bother me, for I am extremely busy with work and other situations. He handled the banks, the other agents, everyone in the process all in the same way. He followed up on everything and kept a close eye on the lenders if they were slacking, and kept them on time. Watching his company deal with this tough situation made me feel very at ease and comfortable. We closed on my house in an extremely fast and efficient time. I would DEFINITELY recommend San Diego Real Estate and Investments for any and all purchases and sales on my future homes. Even though it was a short sale, it was by far the easiest transition I had dealed with ANY of my sales/purchases on my real estate endeavors in past years. Thank you again - San Diego Real Estate & Investments”
D.M. – 10039 Fieldthorn St, San Diego CA 92127
“I’m writing just to make you aware that, unfortunately due to market pressures, I was recently forced to “Short-sell” my home in Pacific Beach in order to gain freedom from an astronomical mortgage payment. The problem was that the terms of my mortgage recently called for an adjustment to my payment by an extra $1,000/month. Meanwhile, I could not sell as the value of my home dropped to $95,000 less than what I owed on my note. I know I’m not alone as a homeowner who purchased their property in the last 5 years. With that said, I wanted to offer a referral source for those folks that may need to do the same thing I did. I’ve recently heard many stories from people in the same predicament that ran into problems with their real estate agent being un-familiar with pitfalls that happen in a very complicated lender negotiation process that comes with what is truly a new phenomenon in real estate. While this market has presented some extremely unfavorable circumstances, I was fortunate enough to have my situation handled by a very seasoned professional that specializes in “Short Sales”. It’s for this reason that I share my experience and wish to offer this same level of professionalism to my friends, family and associates. We all face tough economic times, especially as people real estate investors. Lenders DO want to try and help find a solution before a possible foreclosure, but there is a right and a wrong way to handle them. Please contact me if you, or anyone you know may need to consider this option. There are many frustrated Realtors with many “listings” in their name that have yet to close after months of finding things out “the hard way”. However, through a specific concentrated method of managing expectations of the buyer the seller and the banks; Kurt and the company he has owned for years was able to help hundreds of client’s close their transactions. Those of you that know me well know that I don’t typically go out of my way to do this sort of thing, but I know there are many people that face a similar situation, and I truly want to make sure they get the best possible service.”
R.A. – 954 Loring, San Diego CA 92109
“We wanted to thank you for taking this journey with us in selling our home. We thought short selling the home would be a terrible experience; however, your team made it very stress free. We especially want to thank team for always keeping us apprised of everything. Although, we were short selling the home they still kept us involved. Thier professionalism and hard work did not go unrecognized. Your team was always an email or call away, and we appreciate all of his hard work. Thanks again,”
G.B. and M.B – 1691 Quiet Trail Dr, Chula Vista CA 91915
“Thank you so much for everything! We are so relieved that this is done. I think we have everything we need, but we will let you know if we have any questions. Thank you again for all of your help throughout this process. You were very nice to work with, and really helped us get through this as painlessly as possible. Thank you to Kurt for all of your help. Thank you again!! Have a great summer! Best regards,”
J.Z. – 13849 Granville Dr, Poway CA 92064
“I just wanted to thank you, Kurt Wannebo and your all of your staff for doing a superb job of selling my home. The experience has been a great one. Everything that was mentioned in our initial interview was accomplished. I personally will recommend anyone in need of selling thier house to you and your team. I hope to do business with you in the future.
G.P. – 510 Roberta, El Cajon CA 92021
“I wanted to thank you and your team of agents for helping me in my short sale process. You were very knowledgeable and efficient throughout the entire transaction. You took over from day 1 all the way till the closing of the properties. I was especially pleased with the deficiency letter that you were able to get from the bank regarding the loan on the property. It was very easy to get a hold of you when necessary which is very important especially in this kind of transaction. I would highly recommend you to anyone having short sale/foreclosure issues. You were a man of your word since our first meeting and I really respect that. Thanks again to you and your team for helping me through this entire process.
A.A. – 826-828 Wilbur, San Diego CA 92109 / 907-909 Sapphire, San Diego CA 92109
“Yes, it’s been a long road, but one that has come to a very satisfactory conclusion! First of all, I want to commend your team – I mentioned this to you in a note before – they were AWESOME to work with! They were patient, rigorous and above all, extremely EXTREMELY competent! They were always proactive in providing updates, reminders (of which I needed many!) and encouragement (again, of which I needed many). As you may have imagined, this was an extremely stressful process for my wife and I, and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner than you – you made us feel extremely comfortable. I would also like to thank you for personally leading off the entire process several months ago – it was definitely comforting to hear your firm’s expertise in short sales. I would definitely recommend your firm. Thanks again for everything,”
S.C. and C.R. – 4786 Oregon St, San Diego CA 92116