Dina G., Attorney
Nicole DeWaele helped us purchase a home in Del Mar, CA in 2010. Her work with us was, in a word, exceptional. We currently reside in the Midwest, and in January 2010, decided to start looking for vacation homes around north San Diego County. Our initial thought was that we would look at real estate over the coming year and perhaps find something we liked to use as a vacation home that we could eventually relocate to. A friend of ours recommended Nicole’s team for our real estate needs. I contacted Marty and sent her a list of our desires in a home. She was unavailable for the weekend that we were flying into town, so she assigned Nicole to help us put together a list of properties and take us on a tour of neighborhoods and showings. We are so very glad that we looked at homes with Nicole! Part way through the day of showings, after listening carefully to all of our comments and really hearing what we liked and disliked about each home, Nicole suggested that we look at a home that was not on our preplanned list. Her intuition on what we would love, after only knowing us a few hours, was spot on. We walked onto the property and fell in love. We didn’t want to leave. We had a million questions and Nicole knew all the answers—she made us feel so comfortable and informed, we quickly made an offer in a tough seller’s market. The closing was far from smooth sailing. The title company made a huge mistake, the escrow agent was miserable. If it hadn’t been for Nicole’s constant attention and help, we may well have walked away from the deal. Even after the closing, Nicole continued to help in ways that are on no real estate agent’s list of responsibilities. From putting us in contact with all the service providers for the home, to bringing in packages we shipped, to making sure we were properly greeted when we arrived for our first vacation to the house, she did not overlook a single detail. Our parents are now looking for a home in San Diego County, and of course, they are working with Nicole. They could not be more pleased! They fully agree with us that she is head and shoulders above any real estate agent we have ever used in the past. Whenever we hear of anyone wanting to buy or sell a home in Southern California, we will make sure they call Nicole first!