February 22, 2013
To Whom It May Concern:
Reference: My Real Estate Agent – Don Betts
I recently purchased a condo in the San Diego area. I searched for several years for a possible investment in a desirable area to live and could sell without any problem should I choose to. I originally wanted a property in the La Jolla area close to the beach. My agent took me to several properties but I did not find what I wanted at the price I wanted to invest. Don did not limit our search. He took me to neighboring cities and continued our search. It took us approximately 2 months to find a property that was right for me. I finally settled for a condo in the Carmel Valley/ Del Mar Heights area which is a little over a mile from the beach, is in a complex excellent amenities, is close to shopping, and has easy freeway access. With the help of a very patient and diligent agent, I was able to find what I wanted. It took a while to find the right place and because it was a short sale it took approximately 5 months to close. But I finally got what I wanted and it appraised for $20,000 more than what I paid.
Because I lived out of town, it was difficult to have immediate access to properties but with the help of Don, who communicated with me regularly through phone and emails, I was able to find what I wanted. I am glad that he did not limit areas to search and gave suggestions and alternatives. He did not pressure me to make immediate decisions and worked tirelessly and patiently through our search. We looked at properties on weekends and even late in the evenings. It took me a while to finally choose him to represent me with this search. I find other Realtors to be impatient and eager to close immediately on properties that I might not be sure I really wanted. I did not feel intimidated or pressured to make immediate decisions with Mr. Betts. I am truly thankful through his help and patience that I was able to find the right property. I will not hesitate to come to him again should I have the opportunity to buy (or sell) another property and will have no reservations in recommending his services to other homebuyers.