Testimonials

"It is hard to put in words how I feel about Sue and Gina. First of all, let me tell you if you are looking for a real estate broker that is laid back, informal, relaxed and with little experienced, then these ladies are not for you. Sue and Gina are a dynamo. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional and results oriented. Once you define what it is you re trying to achieve, they will use their knowledge and go find what you are looking for even if it is not in the MLS. While both are extremely busy, they always respond phone calls and solve problems. Buying or selling real estate is not easy. There is a lot going on but Sue and Gina are extremely experienced and can handle the pressure. I admire people that deliver what they promise and they delivered! Dont even hesitate to hire them. They are the best."
Zillow User3250674

"Sue and Gina are extremely well connected in Olivenhain and know this market like the back of their hands. They not only found us the home we were looking for, they also sold our previous home and did some very impressive marketing. However, what we probably liked most about them is their responsiveness. "

huggenberger

"We chose Gina and Sue de Legge to sell our house in Encinitas Ranch. They did an outstanding job to represent us as their sellers. Gina and Sue used all the marketing tools that are available on the market. It started with classical paperadverstising in various brochures and magazines. Furthermore they provided us with an exceptional 3-D tour of our house that was available to people shopping for homes online. Gina and Sue exceeded our expectations while we used them as our troubleshooters. While we already moved out of state they solved a water leak in one of the rooms by contacting several conractors and got the job done that even the buyers accepted that solution as first class quality. We can highly recommend the de Legge team for your real estate needs. "
theblinns

"Sue and Gina were great. We decided rather quickly to list our house after seeing one of their listings. They represented us as well as the seller of that house. A tricky situation that they handled quite well! "
anorton702

"Gina and Sue were great to work with. They have an impressive depth of knowledge. Great photography and extensive marketing, our property was widely advertised. Would highly recommend them! "
Amy White

"Hello Gina & Sue, Pat and I Thank you Both so much for all your support and Help during the selling process of our much loved Home, as it was a big part of our lives and memories we know this will be the next chapter in our lives with a new home in the future and Pat’s retirement. We know how much work went into selling our home and we Just hope you know how much we appreciated the care and effort you put into every aspect of the process. It was a pleasure to have met you both and glad we had the opportunity to have you as our Realtor. Thank you so much! May God Bless you"
Pat & Josie

"We highly recommend Gina De Legge-Habchi as we used her to represent in our purchase of a home in La Jolla. She was referred to us by a family friend and could not imagine completing this process without her help! She is very experienced and always knew how to keep us feeling at ease during negotiations and got us a home close to the beach below the comp sales. We are very happy with Gina, she makes sure its your preferences, interests and budget thats in charge of the process.

She is punctual and always easy to get in touch with. She even made the deal happen with us being in Sweden! Took our calls at late/early hours due to the time difference and treated us like family. It was our first time buying real estate internationally and in US and she informed us well about what to expect and how it works. Professional and fun! She helped us get the best price possible on our dream house, since she had no problem with negotiate with the seller.

We are happy to recommend her."
Hans & Sandra S.


“Why should someone consider buying a home from Sue DeLegge? Having recently transacted business in this area with Sue, I feel qualified to answer that question. Sue and I met over several phone conversations while my family was looking for a home in the Olivenhain area. It was an area that we fell in love with when we first moved to San Diego. I briefly explained to her that I had been working with another agent, but had no exclusive agreement. She had the integrity not to criticize or insult the other agent, but carefully assessed our needs. Unlike the other agent, Sue didn’t insist on showing us homes that were out of our price range. We told her where we wanted to live, how much we wanted to pay, and what we were looking for in a home. She then sent out a flyer to homeowners, looking for a seller, explaining that she had a buyer for a home in their area. There was never a sense of pressure or undue influence. As a matter of fact, the seller interviewed three other agents in the area, before deciding to list his home with Sue.

We were fortunate to find the perfect home; the asking price was less than our original expectation. That was something new. An agent who didn’t try to oversell us, Sue expeditiously arranged all phases of the sale, without the usual pressure and hype. We sailed through an almost effortless escrow, and whenever we had questions or concerns, Sue was right there with the answer, or responded with a carefully researched response.

Another aspect of Sue’s business personality is that she made herself available to us day and night. Finally we found an agent who genuinely seemed to have our best interest in mind. She never let her cell phone go into voice mail, as is a constant source of frustration when dealing with real estate agents. She made us feel that our needs were of utmost importance. Granted, during our one-on-one encounters with Sue, there were several times that she excused herself to respond to another client’s call, but having a profound respect for her business ethics, we found that to be acceptable. After all, Sue had the consideration to respond immediately to each and every one of our calls.

We plan on transacting other real estate deals in the future, and Sue De Legge is the person that we will call on every time. We are fortunate to have found a person like Sue, easy to deal with, a very hard worker, dedicated to her clients, and someone that I can now call ‘friend’.”

Elizabeth Irwin


“Dear Sue and support family,
Thank you for the successful selling of my mother’s home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. I knew at the onset this was going to be a challenge for all concerned. Your support to my mother and “our cause” to complete the sale by the end of the year to take advantage of the tax benefit was of great concern. Your professionalism not only got the best price for her home, but you did it within our parameters."

Kathryn J.


“Dear Sue,
Both Patricia and I want you to know how much we enjoyed working with you during our housing search in the Carlsbad area. You handled the many “twists and turns” in the road very well and you always maintained our concerns and interests as your primary focus. Please feel free to use us as a reference with any potential clients and be assured we will refer any buyers or sellers asking for advice. Also please pass along our thanks to Gina, Toni, and the rest of your very helpful staff.
Best regards,
John Roberts”

John & Pat Roberts


“This letter is long overdue to you. As one of your clients, I have to acknowledge that the professional manner with which you helped me become a new homeowner was not only remarkable, but also truly outstanding – from my perspective! I can now reflect back on the numerous weekends that we “looked” at houses and how you tried to “get a better feel” for the kind of home that I desired. Your primary goal in this professional-client interaction was my satisfaction. I want you to know that your efforts and the integrity with which you completed your professional obligations as my realtor were of the highest caliber. If I have the opportunity to “get back into the market” for another home, I will come calling to you.

I’m not sure that I can express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for all that you did throughout this transaction. In essence, you convinced me that “this” home was a “keeper”, easily guided me through the process of purchase, kept vigilant contact with me right after the home went into escrow AND you were present for each “walk-through” [even while I was on vacation!!], and assisted me in a satisfactory resolve with my former owner on “reasonable” expenses that were necessary for cleaning of the house.

On this last issue, I want you to know that you went above and beyond your professional obligations, as your involvement was “driven by” ensuring your customer’s satisfaction. For you to intervene and help me effectively resolve a rather “cantankerous” situation AFTER the close of escrow speaks to your professional integrity. Most importantly, your efforts are really reflective of you as a person.

Many thanks, Sue, for helping throughout this whole home-buying process. As a realtor, you’ve got the whole package! As a client, I would highly recommend you to all of my friends – knowing that you would assist them with the same enthusiasm and professional integrity that I experienced in the home-buying process! You made it fun!”

Larry S. Verity, PhD, FACSM


“Sharon and I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all you did for us on our last two transactions. As you know, after many years in the Real Estate business, I am very difficult to impress. Your level of professionalism, expertise, and knowledge of the market and the factors affecting it, are second to none. I look forwars to working with you in the future, and will heartily recommend you to any of our friends or business associates should they decide to move to Southern California. You are truly a credit to your profession! ”
Mark and Sharon Sandorf


“This is the second home Sue has sold for us. Somehow in this market she found an all cash offer and closed escrow with a demanding buyer. Great family team. Pleasure to work with. Knows North County inside and out. You can’t do better. Contact me if you want more info, but easier just to hire her for your next transaction — you won’t go wrong."
Scott S.


“Dear Sue,
Well, where do I start when it comes to a recommendation for you. Is it where you have now spoiled us for using any other realtor? Really, up until we met you, our expectations were of a certain standard for realtors — we have used some great ones and a not so great one. Then you came along and all the others now pale in comparison. You are so completely thorough in what you do. Along with your excellent communication skills, thoroughness, attentiveness, quickness
to respond, and thoughtfulness is also a genuinely wonderful person who garners trust right away.

Thank you for everything — thank you for making us feel comfortable, especially in these economically challenging times. Thank you for selling our house in 11 days! No one can believe it and for everyone who hears how quickly our house sold, it has elevated their spirits and hopes that this recession will lift quickly.

I will certainly recommend you to anyone that I know that may require your services. I will feel confident giving people your name knowing that they will be taken care of in the most professional and courteous manner. Thank you also to your lovely daughter, Gina, who is quite obviously following in her mother’s footsteps.”

Jonni Johnson


“January 2010

To Whom it may Concern,
I believe Sue De Legge is a rare find. She possesses a much admired work ethic and practices the highest standards of personal accountability. Furthermore, she has a sincere desire to match her clients with just the right home. My house hunt lasted well over a year and during that entire time Sue remained upbeat, super-responsive and completely professional. She gained our trust early on and never lost it. When I grew discouraged and began to set my expectations lower Sue patiently and wisely set me back on track. She eventually found us a wonderful home….and it wasn’t even on the market at the time! Sue is a real go-getter if ever you’ve met one…always attentive and quick to act. Yet, far above her knowledge and ability she is a woman of integrity and a true pleasure to work with. That counts for a lot in my book. Like I said….a rare find indeed.

Thanks again Sue!

Sincerely,
Danelle Russo”

Danielle Russo


“Dear Gina, We cannot thank you enough for helping us purchase our first home! It definitely was a rollercoaster ride of emotions at times, but we always took solace in the fact that you were our Realtor protecting our interests. We know you worked diligently to make this happen for us. You even negotiated a higher credit from the seller/bank than we initially asked for! We can never express how much we appreciate you. Thank you so much for helping us attain our dream of owning a home! Sincerely, Lisa & Justin”
Lisa & Justin


“I highly recommend the services of Sue DeLegge and Associates.
We listed our home with Sue in mid-September, 2009. She and Gina discussed how they would market our home, showed us the comps they used to formulate their pricing recommendation and stressed how much they valued a direct and honest relationship with their clients. Sue concluded by estimating that it would probably take about 60 days to sell our home.

Having watch our home sit on the market for six months without an offer while being marketed by another real estate firm in late 2007, I was skeptical about Sue’s 60 day estimate of selling time. The market seemed even weaker in 2009 than it had been in 2007.

On December 16, 2009, title of our home transferred to the new owner, exactly 60 days after we had signed Sue’s listing form. We sold the home for a fair and very acceptable price.

Throughout the process, Sue and her associates were completely on top of things. Calls or messages to Sue were routinely returned with 30 minutes, regardless of the time at which they were placed. Discussions about market and price were always open and honest and Sue always was willing to provide up-to-date data about sales, the market and trends so that we quickly found the “right price” for our home.

We averaged about 10 showings per week in a very difficult market. Most were well qualified and all were qualified as well as is humanly possible.

Sue helped us through the difficult and tension-filled escrow process and covered every detail as professionally as possible. She just knows what she’s doing and it shows. And it makes all the difference in the world.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you should talk to Sue. If you’re thinking of considering another broker to help – you shouldn’t. You’ll only be wasting time that Sue can be using to get qualified buyers to see your home.

Best regards and Happy New Year!

Fred”‘

Fred Noble


“I’ve met and known literally hundreds of real estate professionals over the years, and would recommend very few of them. Sue De Legge is definitely one of those few.

I found Sue on the Internet, by relatively random chance when we began our search for a home in San Diego (from San Francisco). I avoided referrals from local friends because I didn’t want to be pressured into working with someone who might not meet my expectations. I planned on having to meet several agents before I found one I’d want to work with long-term. That turned out to be unnecessary–Sue proved immediately to be knowledgeable, prepared, and with the right attitude. Perhaps most importantly, she clearly has always had our best interests in mind. I never had to worry about overpaying for a property or wasting time seeing a place that doesn’t fit because Sue knows what she’s doing and what it should be worth.

My wife and I are tough customers and expect a lot. Just about any agent can fill out paperwork and submit bids to sellers. We needed someone who knew the inside story on properties and neighborhoods, who could negotiate aggressively and deliver the “message” to the other side. And we all need to trust our agents, as well as get along well interpersonally . Sue was the perfect fit for all of our needs, and those of any serious buyer.”

Tim P.


“Gina- We thoroughly enjoyed working with both you and Sue. You were very patient with our many questions, which were all answered promptly and professionally. We particularly appreciated your patience as we repeatedly adjusted our criteria and location focus as our circumstances changed, and as we slowly figured out what we really wanted. The transaction and paperwork itself all went smoothly and your responsiveness was much appreciated. We will miss working with you, and will definitely recommend you to others as the occasion arises! Our best to you both”
D. & T. Nelson


“Over the years, we have had many realtors but none were as thorough and talented as Sue DeLegge. She has become a great resource providing advice in all aspects of home ownership even beyond our purchase. She was very patient and honest and really knew what we were looking for. We love the home we bought and probably wouldn’t have gotten it for the price we did without Sue. I highly recommend her as a Realtor!”
Lauri Fultz


“After talking with several real estate agents, I chose Sue and Gina De Legge to sell my house in Olivenhain. Their kindness, professionalism and eye for detail really stood out and it was an easy choice on who would represent my home. Sue and Gina were always on top of everything and made it as stress free for me as it could be, and in this current market that isn’t an easy thing to do! Calls and questions were always returned quickly, fliers never ran out, ideas were always exchanged and my needs and requirements were always kept at the top of their list. Sue and Gina found lots of qualified showings for my home and they brought me the perfect buyer for my property. I would recommend them to anyone who wants hardworking, reliable, attention to detail, competent real estate agents to sell their home. In this market, you want the best there is, and Sue and Gina are all that and more. They are also both very sweet and easy to work with, trust your home with the best, I did :)

Thank you both,
Best,

Barbara B.


“I want to tell you how much Deb and I appreciated working with you and Gina on the sale of our house in Olivenhain. As you know this was a very emotional transaction since we have lived here close to 20 years and raised all our four children in this home. You were very sensitive to that and treated us with the utmost care and professionalism. You and Gina were always there and walked us through the entire process communicating every step of the way.
You worked very hard to find us the right buyer and negotiated the sale as if it was your own home you were selling. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
In the end we got our price and are happy that a family with young children will now be enjoying this home as we have for the last 20 years.
Again thank you and Gina for your hard work.”

Andy & Debbie G.


“This Letter of Recommendation for Ms. Sue De Legge comes with very high regard.

In early 2002, my husband and I contracted with Sue De Legge to act as our selling agent. We had previously attempted to sell our home through another agent for approximately six months when we decided to take the house off the market. It had been a long and tiresome six months.
I had spoken with numerous agents about a possibility of re-listing. When I met Sue, she presented herself as the right agent for the “job”. She was very assertive but always professional. After speaking with her, I immediately put the house back on the market. My gut feeling about her abilities were right on target. She definitely was and is, the right agent for the job).

Upon listing, Sue immediately began to market the house. We have a unique home which is arguably difficult to sell. Through her marketing and networking efforts she was able to reach a broader range of potential buyers and contact a larger number of real estate agents.

Within a very short time the house sold. My husband and I are also very satisfied with the sales price. And, despite the Fact that the buyers requested to close within 30 days, the process has been relatively smooth, Sue not only found us an absolute dream home, but did so within a few weeks. I believe that she was able to do this so quickly because she really listens to what people want, then finds it. Sue gets things done. She has been instrumental in helping us through the entire process of buying and selling a home.

Sue is very capable and confident. Those qualities are clearly evident upon her acquaintance. We’ll be in the new home in less than three days and we’re very excited! I’ve already recommended Sue to a potential client!”

Mia Richey

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