Michelle and her team are life savers! They did an amazing job and made us feel comfortable with the whole process. We had to sell our house at the same time as finding a new one, so timing was extremely important! We couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Nicole Hermanson
Michelle sold us our house in 2010. We were so impressed with her that eight years later in 2018 when we were ready to sell our house we chose Michelle to represent us. She is knowledgeable, knows how to properly price your house, and makes herself available to give you advice and answer questions. We lived out of state throughout the process. Michelle helped us take care of all the work that had to be done that we couldn't coordinate from out of state. We could not be happier with our decision to go with Michelle. Jason Peel
Michelle & Keith did a fantastic job selling our home. We interviewed four realtors and made the decision to work with them because we felt that would personally ensure that everything was handled to my expectation, and they didn't let me down. When they say they are going to do something, they don't send their assistant, they do it themselves to ensure it's done right. Highly recommended. Seth C
Michelle and the folks @ Berman Estates did a great job in getting our house sold. We had problems with the house along the way and Michelle and her team came up with solutions that worked for both parties. We would recommend Berman Estates to everyone. Thomas H Wahlgren
As a first time home buyer, Michelle and Keith were AWESOME!!!
They helped us to sell the condo and buy our first house at the same time, all process was done so smoothly within a month! We even received FOUR offers for our condo within two days on market. AMAZING!!
Michelle and Keith are so patient, knowledgeable, professional and helped us every step. They even spent extra time with us and walked us through the whole process in detail.
We absolutely will recommend Berman Estates to anyone! Jill and Dylan Leslie
Working with the Berman crew was an awesome experience. They were very personable and knowledgeable about the real estate industry. They helped me with every step of the process of buying and selling my house. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Raphael Estrada
Highly recommend Mathew Berman. Made our first time buying simple and helped us the whole way through. Sending many referrals his way! Jose Tano
We were SO HAPPY with the excellent and professional job that the Berman Team did on selling our house in Encinitas Ranch. They went above and beyond in every way to calm our nerves and answer our questions. They are not only highly skilled in the business of selling homes but also in "people management." We would strongly recommend them to sellers and buyers. Sid & Jackie Greenbaum
Berman Estates assisted us with both the purchase and sale of our home. Our home sold in just a few days for a record high sale price in the community! Our new home is wonderful and the Berman Estates team made the purchasing process very smooth. Gretchen
Keith & Michelle Berman are a complete real estate team. Keith's knowledge of the mortgage market and Michelle's 25+ years in real estate sales speaks for itself, AND adding Nicole & Matt enables the Team to have additional eyes on the real estate trends. My experience couldn't have gone smoother. Michelle kept me informed of approaching timelines in both my sale & purchase, eliminating any anxiety I might have. I would highly recommend The Team for your next real estate purchase Jacquelyn Labeaune
We signed with Bermans to handle our home sale because we knew of their stellar reputation and proven success. Michelle was the most professional, knowledgeable, thorough, hard-working real estate agent we've ever had the pleasure to work with. She's incredibly smart about the housing market, knows all the contractual issues inside and out and does everything possible, and more, to ensure a seamless process from the minute you list through to the last detail following close. This was a completely stress-free experience for us due entirely to Michelle's work ethic, knowledge and professionalism, and she knows better than anyone how to close a deal In your favor. Thank you Michelle, you are absolutely awesome! Kevin & Christine Haug
Michelle and Keith Berman came to our Encinitas Ranch home to discuss marketing our home in July 2016. We weren't quite ready to show the home yet and explained that we would probably move out first and show it empty as we had already bought our new home out of state. Talking to them was very pleasant and easy and we knew that they had at one time lived in Encinitas Ranch and were very familiar with how beautiful and lovely a community it is. I also remembered that Michelle had sold homes in our area during the 2008-2009 economic downturn, a very difficult time for home sales, and figured she could get the job done. Well, we were right. House went up for sale last week of August and closed Escrow first week of November. The negotiations went well as Michelle is a very experienced realtor and was on top of every situation. She is very honest in her assessment of what to realistically expect and helped make each step in the process easy for us. She also works with a great title and Escrow company. So we highly recommend Berman Estates for the sale of your home. They not only get the job done but are always accessible and so nice to work with while the home is being shown and eventually going through the Escrow process .We feel Berman Estates was a wise choice. Janet Nestor
My wife, Cathy, and I lived in our two-story San Marcos home for 8 years when we decided to move to a one floor house. Before we found the property in western Nevada that appealed to us we had already interview several real estate agents. We selected Keith and Michelle to help us with the sale of our property.
We could not have been more pleased! The photographs and descriptive text that were used to create our listing were outstanding! It was clear that our house was not just another listing to Michelle and Keith. They truly liked our house and wanted to help us get the best possible return.
The day the listing appeared on the internet we had our first showing. We had a signed purchase agreement for a cash offer within three days and the closing followed without a hitch on our own preferred timetable. The entire event occurred seamlessly.
We cannot recommend Michelle and Keith Berman with more enthusiasm. Their care, skill, and judgement when managing the sale of our home was flawless, and they could not have been more fun to work with. Bill Reuter
We have known Michelle and Keith for a few years and have always been impressed by the way they handle themselves. So, when the time came to sell our home and buy another one we contacted them. Ten days later our house was sold and we had bought another home. Not only that, but we sold our house for more than we hoped to get and helped us buy a home for significantly less than we expected to pay. It could not have gone any better for us and we give all the credit to Michelle and Keith for making it happen. They work extremely hard for their customers; yet never make you feel pushed into anything. Even when we started to freak out at the 11th hour because everything was moving so fast, they gave us the space to work through our emotions without feeling pressure or quilt about it. They truly understand the significance of the home selling/buying process from their clients perspective and do not ever allow their own personal feelings/needs to get in the way. We love these guys and cannot state emphatically enough how highly we recommend them!! They did a fantastic job for us and helped make our dreams come true. David & Marj Hoover
Keith and Michelle became family after selling us our first home. Since then, they helped refinance that home, and now have sold that home and helped us find our dream home. They are both as good as it gets! They go the extra mile in everything that they do. Keith was able to help us pay off all our debt, and find the perfect loan to get our dream home. We thought for a few days this home would be out of our reach but Keith never gives up and worked hard to find a solution. Michele is at the top of her game; she is honest and has perfect amount of tenacity to get exactly what you want and for the price you want. She is fair and professional, but most importantly, she has the incredible ability to customize the experience of her clients. We were referred by and have referred her to several of our friends, all of whom are more than happy with the results. We felt lucky to have found them and trust them implicitly... Trust being the key word here... You can trust them ... They are your team. If you are beginning this journey you not only want Keith and Michele on your team... You need them. Everyone knows selling a home and buying one is going to be stressful... But Keith and Michelle really did their best to keep it going, to keep us going and in the end ... It all worked out! Thank you from the bottom of our heart for helping us find our perfect home when inventory was low, with me having been on maternity leave twice during the last two years, with two little ones, crazy work schedules and several emotional conversations. We appreciate you both more than you know. Tom and Jen
Dear Michelle & Keith,
We just want to express to you how much we appreciated you both during the listing and sale of our previous home and purchase of our new home. Your professionalism was unsurpassed by any realtors we have previously had on past real estate transactions. We knew from the initial listing meeting that you saw the quality and care that went into every detail of our home and that you wanted to find the right buyer who would appreciate this as much as we did, and you did just that! Your professionalism did not end with you, it continued with your photographer, John with Warm Focus who did the photos and virtual tour, to Mary Shannon your Escrow Officer who handled the Escrow, Jennifer Ash your professional assistant and transaction coordinator and Chad from DeBerry Inspections who inspected our new home.... we were definitely in good hands during the entire process. We must share that this was a very smooth journey even though this is one of the most stressful times a family can experience, we always felt that you and your exceptional team had a handle on all the details.
We have already recommended you to several friends and colleagues and will continue to shout your praises whenever we hear of anyone in the market to buy, sell or refinance.
We have the utmost admiration for you both and consider you life long friends and are truly grateful that our paths have crossed..... If it is meant to be, it will be!!!!
We certainly hope that the sale of our home will lead to more listings for you in Aviara Point as this enclave needs the sophistication that Berman Estates can provide. Glenn & Mary Marshall
It simply does not get any better than having Michelle and Keith Berman of Berman Estates execute your Real Estate transactions, based on our personal experience! They REALLY improve your intended results while protecting your interests and priorities! You are the judge. Here is our recent experience with these great professionals:
My wife Danietta and I first met Keith and Michelle when we bought our previous home in Oceanside, CA. They were the seller's agents and treated us royally as buyers of their listing!
Then, 2 years later, we decided to "right-size" and look for a single story home. We could not think of anyone better suited than Michelle and Keith! And did they ever deliver!
Give or take a dollar, they almost got us our full asking price from a cash buyer, with lots of room for escrow extensions, if we needed it, and quick contingency removals.
Then they found us our dream/retirement home, satisfying five of our six priorities. (Lowest price was just not doable for what we insisted on getting.)
But here is the real value: their reliability, market knowledge, 100% fulfillment commitment, and unprecedented follow-through can not be found anywhere else! And we know what we speak of: we own and operate just shy of 100 properties in the San Diego County Market!
Keith has an incredible in-depth knowledge of the financial ins and outs, and Michelle is like the proverbial "dog on a bone" pursuer of YOUR priorities, in a very pleasant, yet results-producing way! Too bad we are not planning to move any more!
So in a nutshell: The most effective real estate team in Southern California are Michelle and Keith Berman. They will perform excellently for you as long as you are clear about WHAT IT IS YOU WANT!
Good luck with your next real estate transaction!
Sincerely, Wolfgang & Danietta Schimansky
Michelle, Keith and Nicole are the most knowledgeable Real Estate Agents I have had the pleasure to work with! This team works hard for their clients and are Very versed in the Real Estate process & contracts which further enables them to give above & beyond service to each of their clients. Michelle, Keith & Nicole are honest and always give their extra effort to make their clients happy and get the deal closed. This team has been a pleasure to work with since we began our Agent/TC relationship a many years ago & I look forward to working with them in the future. Jennifer Ash
My husband, Anthony, and I were extremely pleased with Michelle and Keith Berman's professionalism, knowledge and dedication with regard to the recent sale of our house. They were a pleasure to work with and we always felt we were in good hands with them. We would highly recommend them and thank them for all they did for us. Nancy Kelly
There will be no other realtor that I will be dealing with but the Berman Estates. Our experience was just amazing. Their service - EXEMPLARY! Michelle and Nicole are very professional, tons of experience in this field and very easy to work with. They explained in great deal of knowledge the whole process and assisted us all the way. I was the seller, issue arose with the buyer, Michelle and Nicole solved it right away! You will want the Berman Estates on your side.
Highly recommended! Thank you so much Michelle and Nicole! Raymond Garcia
After our mother successfully transitioned into assisted living in a different part of California, she decided to sell her home in San Marcos. Our family was referred to Michelle Berman and Berman Estates through a neighbor.
With family members working on our mother’s behalf, Michelle successfully coordinated the listing and sale of our mother’s home. As we all live remotely from San Marcos, Michelle efficiently handled the paperwork through e-docu-sign and a mobile notary. She was in consistent touch with us regarding inspections and home visits and helped coordinate roof work with our contractor. Michelle kept in contact with our whole family team through telephone calls and email. She was always diplomatic and patient.
Berman Estates represented seller and buyer in this transaction. Michelle worked well and effectively represented both parties in this sale. She was always professional, prepared, personable, responsive and pleasant.
We highly recommend Michelle Berman for your real estate needs.
Sincerely, The Lavine Family
She's the best. Goes out of her way to be helpful in any way she can. Her husband is helpful as well. We are new to the area and she bent over backwards to lead us to good vendors and give quality advise. Having owned a Real Estate Company, I know a good agent when I see one. Job well done Michelle! Barbara Berry
From the moment we contacted Michelle while living in Northern California, she has been our champion in the search for our new home in the San Diego area. She has been an excellent real estate professional and has gone out of her way on several occasions driving us all around the area and back again as we tried to understand what kind of house we wanted. When we saw what we wanted, her negotiation skills were unmatched. Even after the deal was done, she continued to help us with referrals for Contractors and coordinating appointments. As she has told us, "she knows everyone." She is truly our Broker for life, and our new friend. Merle and Stephen Baruch
My wife and I decided to move to Georgetown, Texas (Sun City, Del Webb) and enjoy the "good life" so I retired in February, 2015 and we began the house selling part of our decision. We interviewed several real estate agents from various companies to sell our home in San Marcos, California. We were truly excited the most by Michelle and Keith Berman of Berman Estates!
Their professional presentation, market analysis, pricing strategy, recommendations to prepare home for selling and comps comparisons were on target with what we believed was a win win for the ultimate buyer and us. Our first offer fell through but the Bermans were always there for us to answer our questions and concerns. We used several contractors they recommended to us and each we chose did a very good job at reasonable rates.
If you are looking for a family atmosphere during your home selling experience, we truly recommend Berman Estates to sell your home.
Ron & Rona Whitney
Honesty and integrity is what we want most in a business person. Michelle Berman represents both these qualities. We always felt we were the most important clients in the world to Michelle. She helped us prepare for our one and only open house, so that it would be a big success. We received two offers the first week we listed our home on the MLS. We couldn't be more happy with the results she provided. We highly recommend her to anyone searching for a qualified real estate agent. Jeff and Laura Sims
Just wanted to drop you a quick note and tell you how thrilled we were to have you list and sell our home. I remember several years ago when you listed our neighbors house how impressed we were at your advertising and professionalism from start to finish. At the time Ken and I swore we were going to stay in our house for the next 20 years and would most likely never need your services but agreed that if we did we would defiantly use you both. Only a couple years later life changed on us and we were in the position of needing a Realtor to represent us.
From the very beginning you both were so personable that it felt like we were getting together with old friends. All the while you showed incredible knowledge of the market and a business savvy for selling the house in a very short amount of time. Even though the economy is tough and houses were having a hard time moving we were always at ease knowing that you two were doing everything possible to get the house a qualified buyer. We appreciated you taking your Saturdays and Sundays to hold open houses and getting as many people through our home as possible. The wine and cheese party for the neighbors and potential clients was also a brilliant touch. These are the details that set you apart from most Realtors.
We are confident that your experience is what sold our home and we are very grateful for all your hard work and dedication to getting it sold. Lastly, we really could not believe how you handled all the details of getting our home ready for inspection and picking qualified people to do the repairs for a fair price. I am not sure how we would have facilitated all this from two states away. We were amazed how smooth the whole process went and we will be happy to recommend you both to friends and family.
Thank you again for making this experience stress free and fun! I am excited for the new buyers to make some memories of their own in their new home. Ken and I feel like we have not only had a successful business transaction but we made some new friends in you both as well. Ken & Elliette Harrison
Dear Michelle and Keith,
Thank you for successfully marketing and selling our home for us. It has been a pleasure to work with you.
As you know, it has been a tough climate to sell a house in the last couple of years. We had been listed with another agent and were unable to sell our home. After a year of no success we withdrew our home from the market, and yet, we still wanted to sell our home. We decided to make a change of agents and get a fresh start.
Listing our home with Berman Estates was the best move we could have made. You came in with enthusiasm, professionalism, and a can-do attitude. Your knowledge of Encinitas and Encinitas Ranch was definitely a plus. You believed in our house and saw all of its positive attributes. Your marketing strategy is broad and effective. I can?t tell you how much your enthusiasm lifted our spirits. You worked hard and tirelessly to sell our home. We were in good hands.
We highly recommend your services to anyone who would like to sell their home. Thank you again for all you that you did for us. Susie and Tom Carey
Fifteen months ago we, Albert and Jane Norris, began searching for a home in which to retire in Southern California. On one of our many forays into seemingly countless neighborhoods that lie on either side of the Five from San Diego north to Oceanside we happened upon the townhome enclave called Laguna del Mar in Carlsbad. While driving through this 110 unit development we came to a home offered through the office of Berman Estates. We contacted them, arranged a viewing, and the next day met Michelle and Keith Berman at the property. Although the home was priced beyond our reach, we maintained contact with the Bermans who said they would never give up searching for a property for us.
True to their word, and for many months, they emailed us regularly about homes they thought might interest us. We flew in a couple of times during the first 6 months of 2011 (no easy trip as we were living in Naples, FL) to view a good number of properties. As fate would have it, the Bermans had secured the listing on the home next to the one in Laguna del Mar with which we were enamored, but this time the property was within our grasp. We bought this home, moved to Carlsbad in August, and have been elated ever since.
Both of us had practiced real estate in New York and Texas and therefore were quite aware of potential pitfalls of working with an agent representing both parties to a transaction. Having worked with the Berman's for an entire year, we were confident of their knowledge and professionalism. Our confidence was well-placed. In our opinion, the were totally fair and impartial with both parties.
Based on our experience we have no reservation in recommending them to either seller or buyer. The combination of their knowledge of the local market and financing options, their tireless work ethic, their calm and pleasant demeanor, their exactitude in the paperwork milieu of real estate, and above all, their shear honesty and integrity easily enables us to say to anyone contemplating a relationship with Berman Estates to do so. We can only imagine a positive result for you. Skip and Jane Norris
We recently retained Berman Estates to represent us in the sale of our rental house in San Marcos. Nicole Davis did an excellent job and followed up on everything in a timely and professional manner. She and her team coordinated with all parties throughout the process, including the existing renters, helping make this the smoothest real estate transaction possible. Escrow closed on time, and to sum it up, we could not be more pleased with their work. We highly recommend Nicole and Berman Estates and would definitely use them again. Ali & Stephanie Sagheb
Michelle & her support staff - Jennifer Ash, Irene Sheppard (Fidelity Escrow) did a great job. Michelle personally went and checked & weeded out some of the offers and presented 5 offers and recommended one, which we selected. Michelle and support staff kept us informed constantly on the progress on the Escrow. The only minor hitch was that the Escrow has to be extended for 2 weeks as the Lenders papers were not ready on time.
Thanks to Michelle for making it so easy to sell our San Marcos house and she is Welcome to sell our Escondido House in 2 years.
Kathleen Rajan & Dr. Mandayam Rajan, Ph.d, C.E., S.E., J.D.
This is Tom and Diane Shima writing. We owned the property at 1613 Magnolia Circle in Vista that you aided in selling for us.
We just wanted to write to let you know how appreciative we were of your service to us in regards to the sale. We live remotely from the property (Reno, Nevada) and had some misgivings going into the sale of the Vista property because of this. We were afraid that we might have been "taken advantage of" because we were not local.
You were recommended to us and you immediately put us at ease when we met you and went through the property with you. You kept us informed of all progress, gave us a reasonable "range pricing" for our home and kept your promise that you could get the house sold at the upper level of that range. You provided valuable assistance with your local contacts when we needed a landscape expert, painter and even an electrician to deal with issues of the house. They were all reasonable priced and very professional in their work.
When the paperwork needed t be done, you were prompt with emails and "e-docusign" so that there was a minimum amount of effort on our part. As the sale progressed, you were constantly in touch with us regarding inspections, repairs etc.
Your company is everything we could have wished for in a respectable realtor and we are thrilled that we selected you and your company to work with us.
Thank you so much Tom and Diane Shima
Dear Michelle & Keith, My husband and I wanted to properly thank you by putting into writing our immense admiration and gratitude for the stellar work you delivered to us during the listing and sale of our home. Your attention to every detail of the home selling process beginning with accommodating our last minute call for a preview, to the beautifully professional photography, profiling our home including eloquent audio narrations, of the “Warm Focus” video , to those photographs being used in the photo- quality brochures available to all prospective buyers during the home showings, to the most professional management of the financial and business details of the sale of our home, made this experience an absolute pleasure. Your work, with the inclusion of keeping your clients up to date and educated in the process, every step of the way, created for us a feeling of trust and professionalism that translated into deep respect. Your work is an example of what professionalism and customer service should be held to, in yours, and every industry.
Please accept our heartfelt gratitude and future loyalty for your excellence. We could not have asked for a better experience and hopefully made a lifetime friend. Thank You.
Sincerely, Herb and Debbie Field
Where do we begin to express our immense gratitude for the excellent work and support you provided for us in the successful marketing and sale of our home on 628 Lynwood Drive? From the get-go, you were very professional, informative and precise without being pushy. The photos taken were beautiful and the marketing brochure was absolutely stunning. Because our home had so many upgrades we were truly amazed at your ability to incorporate all the items into a fluid narration for both the brochure and the virtual tour. The narration you wrote for the virtual tour showcase the home in the manner that it needed to be shown to help sell it.
Lastly, we especially appreciated the support you provided when times got tough during the escrow process as it often does with escrows. But through it all, you kept us fully abreast and remained a calming influence.
Having you with us in the journey of selling our home, we felt we found a winning team and along the process we felt we also found lifelong friends.
With sincerest appreciation & gratitude, Herald & Pat Lau
It was truly a pleasure working with you both to sell our home this month. It is always an emotional experience when one decides to list their home, especially when they are so fond of it and the area.
Encinitas Ranch is truly THE place to live if you want the best of the beaches, golf courses, and overall living experience. Having been former residents yourselves, you were the best and most qualified to sell our home. Your knowledge of the overall area, home prices, and market trends was top notch. After seeing your initial presentation, we had to look no further for a realtor. You both make a great team especially with Keith's knowledge of the financial aspect of the transaction.
You were kind and honest about the value of our home, your marketing strategy and giving us a realistic time frame of what to expect in our sale. Needless to say, you nailed it! We sold our home in 5 days based on your counsel of when to list and at what price. The whole process was seamless and you were there every step of the way to ensure our questions were answered. Your personal attention and follow up were greatly appreciated.
I would highly recommend your services to any one of my neighbors or friends. If you have a customer that would like to speak with us directly, please do not hesitate to give them my phone number.
Thank you very much and we wish you continued success. Steve and Betsy Mehlrose
My husband and I used Michelle & Keith Berman of Berman Estates to sell our Encinitas home. This was our first home sale, and we did not know what to expect, or what was expected of us, the sellers. Michelle walked through our home multiple times prior to listing, and she let us know exactly what we needed to do to get our home sale-ready. She explained what she thought the best price for our house would be, and within six days and one open house, we received three competitive bids.
Throughout the escrow process, Michelle made sure no deadlines were missed, and that the entire process proceeded smoothly. She was extremely accessible, and any time we had a question or concern, our texts, emails and phone calls were responded to promptly and thoroughly. I would definitely recommend Berman Estates to anyone looking to sell a house, and indeed we have referred her to friends looking for an excellent realtor. Amanda & Greg Bare
It is our absolute pleasure to recommend Keith and Michelle Berman of Berman Estates for any individual or family searching for the ideal home, investment property or any type of real estate services. Keith and Michelle have helped us with many real estate and loan transactions over the years, including the latest one involving the sale of our condo. We were so impressed at how fast they made this sale. From the day it was listed, it was only 6 days until it was sold and in escrow. Especially notable is their knowledge and experience in the market place as demonstrated by the spot on pricing for the sale of our condo.
In all our transactions with Keith and Michelle, we were always impressed with their impeccable work ethic, honesty and expert professional handling of all aspects and details for us. We highly recommend Keith and Michelle Berman of Berman Estates to any person who is seeking excellent service for real estate and loan transactions.
Very best regards, Tim & Linda Leslie
My wife and I retained Michelle Berman as our buyer’s agent back in 2011 while we were still living in the Bay Area, east of San Francisco. We wanted to move to the Encinitas-Carlsbad area. We were very particular about what we wanted and the search for the right house took more than two years, with us coming down every three or four months to tour houses with Michelle. She was very patient with us and always willing to show us what she thought we would like and give us her honest opinions on the pluses and minuses of each house. With her help we were able to find our new home in Carlsbad, a home that both I and my wife love.
We have had considerable experience with realtors and we think that Michelle Berman is by far the best realtor we have known. Allan & Joan Rosencwaig