"We retired to SW Utah several years ago. When we decided to look for a home in the North San Diego County area, we connected with Julio Lopez through a relative of the broker/friend that sold our last home in the SF Bay Area. In April 2017, we had an initial phone call with Julio that helped him understand and clarify our requirements and target locations. We immediately felt comfortable with Julio. He set up our online search profile, which he adjusted as needed when our requirements adapted.
We carefully analyzed many homes online between April and July, when we planned to visit the north San Diego county area. Julio was more than happy to answer questions we had or obtain information from listing agents or sellers. This helped us focus on identifying properties we wanted to see during our visit and to better understand an area we were not that familiar with.
He set up appointments for about a dozen properties, including dropping/adding a couple along the way. Julio always provided objective honest information on pros or cons of properties or the surrounding areas. His background in doing flips was very helpful when looking practically of homes and assessing the unlocked potential it may have.
One property we looked at was a spec home by a local builder. That home was not quite right for us, but Julio was instrumental setting up a meeting with the builder to discuss other projects he had planned in the area. This allowed us to find a lot and home he was building in Valley Center that met our needs. We became engaged in the earliest stage of home construction. The result of this is we could purchase a semi-customized new home for essentially what we would have paid for an older existing home that needed updates or other work. My wife and I are exceptionally happy with this outcome. Julio was instrumental in helping this to happen. He has continued to guide us on some aspects of the process and has referred us to various vendors in the area.
It was a sincere pleasure working with Julio and we do consider him a friend. We know we can always pick up the phone and ask his advice. We fully recommend Julio for any real estate needs you may have. We would be happy to talk to any prospective clients about our experience."
Jim & Renee Kroyer
Ivins, UT (soon to be Valley Center residents)
"Lindsay and Julio Lopez managed the sale of my property in Santaluz with deftness, energy, creativity, and professionalism. They are a great team, balancing detailed thoroughness and marketing subtleties. I am very pleased with the timely process and the outcome and would be pleased to offer recommendations to others."
Richard R. Singleton
"Julio and Lindsay Lopez recently represented us in the sale of our home in Santaluz, CA. We found them to be professional, ethical, extremely service oriented and a refreshing change from many other real estate transactions we have experienced over the years.
Julio's attention to detail is second to none. Lindsay is a talented marketer. Her willingness to utilize all avenues available to present our property to potential buyers was unmatched, as are her communication skills.
They are a superb team and we can't recommend their service more highly."
Ron and Joy Urich
"It is my pleasure to recommend Julio as a Real Estate Agent for any Seller contemplating listing their home or Buyer looking for their new dream home or investment property. I have had the unique opportunity to not only work with Julio and his Buyers as an agent, but also to have worked with Julio when he was a Loan Originator, prior to becoming a Real Estate Agent.
Julio was an excellent Loan Originator who worked at my firm for many years, prior to that we worked together as colleagues at another mortgage brokerage. During his years originating loans, Julio helped countless families with financing. He is very knowledgeable, detail-oriented and his number one goal has always been to provide excellent service to his clients. His background in finance helped him guide many clients through the ever changing maze of mortgage lending and he secured them the best financing for their individual needs.
Julio’s past experience in mortgage lending gives him a very unique perspective as a Real Estate Agent, which I don’t believe most other agents possess. He truly understands all facets of the real estate and lending industry, which I think is invaluable to his clients.
Julio has a wonderful wife and Real Estate Partner in Lindsay, who I have also known for many years. They are both passionate about life, family and friends and taking care of and ensuring the best for their clients. They make a great team."
Elvin Wesley, President
Ranch & Coast Mortgage Group, Inc.
"Julio and Lindsay were recommended to us through our financial advisors who had previously worked with them to purchase their home. With Julio and Lindsay's expertise, we had great success in selling our home in Point Loma and purchasing a townhouse for our retirement. We expected reputable real estate agents to be knowledgeable in real estate market, but the experience in negotiation and customer service skills truly set Julio and Lindsay's team apart from the norm. With the sale of our home, Julio and Lindsay were very patient in understanding the history behind the house and respectfully helped us stay focused so we were able to take advantage of the prime selling months. Their understanding of market conditions and their knowledge of the area helped us to sell the house for more than what we expected and with minimal out of pocket expense. In stepping into the buyer’s shoes, we again called upon Julio and Lindsay at Pacific Sotheby’s to find us a home where we wished to retire. Patience was again a key asset as we searched in many different areas of San Diego from our dream retirement home. Once we set our minds on where we wanted to be, their team helped us narrow down our options to find us the best match for our needs. They really took the time to listen to our likes and concerns for each property we viewed, and we never felt rushed or pushed. With their expertise in negotiating, we found a townhouse that met our needs, in an area we desired, at a great deal. We highly trust and recommend Julio and Lindsay and their team and are in the process of working with them again to sell another home so that we can fully enjoy our retirement!"
Bill and Vicki Luna
"When John and I moved to California last year and decided to begin a search for a house in Rancho Santa Fe, we contacted Julio and Lindsay Lopez of Pacific Sotheby's International Realty to help us find the right one. We were very pleased with that decision because from the very beginning conversations to the extensive rounds of property viewings and all the way to the final close of escrow, they exceeded our expectations. We found them to be a wonderful resource for any information we needed in regards to acquiring a home in California. This included information on the various neighborhoods in which we searched, advice regarding financing options, reliable inspectors and even contractors and moving experts. Working with Julio and Lindsay was truly having a full service team of professionals on our side. We were always made to feel that our happy outcome was their primary concern.....and we love our house! If the need arises in the future, our only call for real estate professionals will be to Julio and Lindsay."
John and Toni Koszewnik
"I highly recommend Julio and Lindsay for your real estate needs. I've used them twice, once for a short sale and again for a regular sale. Both transactions were difficult in nature but they got both transactions done. Julio's overall real estate and finance knowledge is extensive. Lindsay's creative talent in both staging and marketing the properties compliment Julio's talents perfectly. They are both honest, authentic and responsive to your needs and phone calls. Over my lifetime I've bought and sold about 12 houses/condos so I know what you usually get in a Realtor. In the San Diego area I won't use any other Realtors but Julio and Lindsay."
“When my wife and I decided to buy our home in San Diego, we faced a real challenge as we were quite new to the area and we had very limited experience with the local market. That’s why for us it was very important to find a real estate agent with a deep knowledge of the real estate business, very familiar with the area, personable and absolutely honest and trustworthy. We are glad to say that Julio & Lindsay more than surpassed our expectations. They showed full dedication to us from the very first minute, guided us through more than 25 home visits, provided very relevant insight and advice, all the while hand-holding us through the whole process and all the paperwork. And, on top of that, they were fully available for months after the transaction was completed, helping us with questions and issues that came up. We are really grateful to Julio and Lindsay for having found our new home and for making the whole process a pleasant, easy and stress-free experience.”
David and Marga Fernandez
"Julio and Lindsay are absolutely the best real estate team we have ever worked with. They helped represent us in our third home sale and purchase and we found that they were not only personable but truly professional and educated in their field. They came up with a fabulous plan for selling our home, executed every detail of it as promised and it worked right off the bat! Julio and Lindsay were very approachable and available for any questions we had and they walked us through everything so we could better understand each step in the process. On top of everything else, my mother-in-law and mother were both just curious about what the market was like in our area and they had no problem showing them listings even though they were not immediately ready to buy. They will, however, without a doubt call Julio and Lindsay this summer when they are ready to purchase. Julio and Lindsay are such good-hearted people. They have become our entire family's realtors for life! Without a doubt, there is no other group I would rather work with."
"We feel fortunate to have found Julio and Lindsay. They really are true professionals. We had a difficult property to sell at a challenging time in the market. The combination of their experience and knowledge was a huge asset in getting our property sold and in a way that met our expectations. Their communication was excellent and they continuously proved to us that we made the right choice. We really enjoyed working with them and will certainly call them when our next real estate need arises."
Jay and Jennifer Riker
"I was under pressure to sell my home quickly. Julio and Lindsay were awesome. They came over immediately to get a good understanding of my personal situation and gave me options that would best meet my needs. They were very attentive to every detail and applied their vast industry knowledge to make the sale of my home smooth and quick. I am sure that the combination of Julio's industry knowledge and Lindsay's thorough marketing approach greatly contributed to achieving a very good price for my home. I will absolutely call Julio and Lindsay when I am ready to purchase another home."
"Julio and Lindsay worked with me for over 18 months in my search for a home in the greater San Diego area. Being an out-of-towner when I arrived, I wanted to investigate all that San Diego had to offer within my budget. Julio and Lindsay assisted in that search by providing information on the surrounding cities and driving me to different neighborhoods. Instead of becoming impatient they encouraged me in my pursuit by updating search criteria upon request. Once it came time to making offers, Julio and Lindsay were very responsive and ensured I had offers drafted immediately. I am very pleased with the professionalism demonstrated by Julio and Lindsay and feel very lucky to have had them working for me. Their honesty and integrity made my home buying experience a delightful one."
"I initially found Julio's contact information from a group email to the Triathlon Club of San Diego. I contacted him in order to sell my condo so my family and I could be in a better position to buy a home several years down the road. He was very knowledgeable, courteous and prompt when communicating with me, and taught me the basic ins and outs of real estate. His guidance calmed our fears and kept our heads on straight at times during the whole process. My sale was unique and, at the time, I believe it was one of the longest transactions he had to endure as an agent, but his diligence and professionalism prevailed and we successfully closed on my property. I can't thank him enough for his help and I would strongly recommend Julio to anyone looking to buy or sell!"
"I first met Julio on a bike ride with the San Diego Triathlon Club several years ago. We hit it off instantly while talking about what each of us did, and we soon became good friends. When the need for real estate services materialized for us, we engaged Julio in providing buyer’s agent services for purchasing a home here in San Diego. His remarkable depth of knowledge about the local market, his deep grasp of mortgage nuances and his meticulous attention to detail created an environment of trust, allowing us to relax and let him handle the heavy lifting.
In an industry filled with flakes and flimflams, Julio and Lindsay’s honesty, integrity and professional approach to everything they do has made them our permanent go-to real estate team - even with several other friends and colleagues in the field! We are so grateful to Julio and Lindsay and will undoubtedly call them to assist us in our next real estate adventure!"
Mike and Linda Sofen
"My wife and I entered the San Diego housing market as first time home buyers here in the US but had previous experience in other international markets. Immediately after our first point of contact, our decision was made to work only with Julio and Lindsay to buy our home. They offered us very unique, personalized service that kept us updated throughout the entire process. They guided us step by step, allowing us to feel comfortable despite our lengthy and exhaustive search. We are ever so grateful for everything they've done for us. We have already recommended them both to friends and family and will continue to do so in the future."
Tony and Freia Canals
"We would highly recommend Julio and Lindsay for your real estate needs! We have lived in San Diego for over ten years and know the real estate market well. We also manage two rental properties of our own. However, when it has come to leasing out our current home in Santaluz, which is in a gated upscale San Diego community, Julio and Lindsay brought tremendous value to us in terms of knowledge of the market, clientele, and specific lease terms that are required to protect the lessor in a community such as ours. In addition to their deep knowledge and professionalism, Julio and Lindsay are also super nice, down to earth, and authentic people. They always had our interests in mind, were flexible to our needs, were extremely responsive and available to talk at all times, and have also become great friends. Thank you, Julio and Lindsay, for being so accommodating, professional, and great people!"
Andy and Frederica Chao
"To be honest, I never really liked real estate agents much… until I met Julio and Lindsay!!! They are absolutely the best, and you are hearing this from someone who owned a relocation business for 9 years and worked with more than 100 real estate agents from different countries. Julio and Lindsay have the right balance between market expertise, friendly-yet-professional attitude, intuition, insight and patience to understand the specific needs of each family. I cannot believe I am saying that our home search in San Diego was even fun! We found a great house and to be honest it didn't end up being exactly what we originally thought we were looking for, but it is exactly what we needed. Thanks to their professional advice and recommendations, we became the happy owners of a 30 year old house with a wonderful garden and pool, walking distance to our office, almost entirely renovated, all for 30% less than we intended to spend. We absolutely love our home!
I highly recommend Julio, Lindsay and their whole team and and wish them the very best. Now knowing exactly how they work and treat people, always with utmost respect and honesty and always working with their clients' best interest in mind, I am sure they will have very long, successful and ever-growing careers in real estate."
Juan Ignacio and Esther Bartolome
Over the years I have worked with a few different luxury Realtors and Julio + Lindsay are by far the best. The words I would use to best describe them are: warm, professional, experienced, intelligent, honest, reliable and trustworthy. Their commitment to client satisfaction coupled with the integrity and authenticity with which they conduct themselves makes them, in my experience, the best real estate agents in the San Diego market by far. Julio's extensive understanding of the market and Lindsay's brilliant mind for marketing and in-depth knowledge of the area assured me that I was working with the best real estate team out there. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend them to anyone looking to buy, sell, or simply learn more about the San Diego real estate market. It was very important for my husband and me to feel our best interest was sincerely the most important thing for any agent we worked with. Julio and Lindsay never once made us feel pressure to make a decision that wasn't absolutely right for us, and they did an excellent job of helping us understand every decision we faced. I honestly cannot impress enough how wonderful these two are to work with, and I am so thankful everyday that we were lucky enough to find them.
Eric and Arisa Conwell