Success Stories

A note from Sam and me to thank you for everything you did to make the purchase of our new home in San Marcos a breeze. We felt so blessed to have found you as our Realtor, as we knew no one in the area; it was complete serendipity. Not only are you the most pleasant person to work with I’ve ever known, you’re absolutely the BEST realtor. You did things for us that were way beyond the normal realm of a realtor’s duties and we’re so grateful for your kindness and all the hard work you put into our little project. You treated us as if we were the largest sale you were ever going to make, and I know it was tiny it the scope of San Diego sales. I hope we always stay in touch!

— Lillian and Sam (out of area buyers)

Jeff Dowler came recommended to me by a friend [a former client of Jeff’s]. After watching many of my other friends and family suffer through terrible experiences of agents out only for themselves, I was glad to finally find an agent whom someone would actually recommend. Jeff proved himself worthy of the accolades of my friend and those I bestow upon him now. When other agents would have pushed me into buying for that juicy commission check, Jeff actually recommended we keep looking because certain things did not feel right about the seller. As the buying process progressed, Jeff helped me through it step by step, picking up where lawyers and other parties slacked, keeping things on track. For all the problems, my purchase was probably one of the most stress free experiences of my life. I can not say enough about how fabulous Jeff is. Jeff manifests a friendly, helpful, and truly caring professionalism. I feel like not only did I have an advocate, but a friend.

— Andrea (Buyer AND Seller)

I have met a lot of Brokers throughout my career, but none quite like you. Your sincerity, patience and professionalism were so rare…

— Jim (Vice President/Sales Associate – Major Brokerage Firm)

You have been absolutely amazing, especially this past month. From late meetings to constant cell calls, you’ve always been there for us. We really appreciate how wonderful you’ve been.

— Crystal and Steve (First Time Buyers)

Thanks so much for all your help through this challenging process. We appreciate how available and responsive you have been throughout.

— Danny and Veera (First Time Buyers)

Jeff, as you know, this is the first time that I [Pat] have had to handle most of the things associated with buying and selling a home. It was with your patience and gentle guiding hand and calm demeanor that I was able to do this. You quickly calmed me down when I was experiencing a melt down over the phone or through an email. Although we had great realtors that we were working with selling our home in Arizona, you once again came through with suggestions and guidance. I would not have made it through the process.

— Pat and Tom (out-of-state buyers)

My wife and I wanted to express how much we appreciate all of your diligent hard work. It’s been our pleasure to have worked with a true professional. From the beginning, you were organized and had a direct marketing plan that met all our needs. Thank you again for always being available and communicating with us as if we were your only client.

— Mark and Kari (sellers)

My husband and I were really nervous about finding and buying a home. Thank goodness we happened to connect with Jeff Dowler! His knowledge, skill and experience has proven invaluable in our search for our forever home. Jeff takes the time to get to know you and your preferences in depth, so he doesn’t waste your time showing you properties that don’t meet your criteria. His patience and wisdom has guided us through every step of the purchase process, making sure we understood exactly what was happening. Jeff also excels at communication, whether by phone, text, email – or all of the above! Most of all, he is genuinely caring. His goal is to make sure you end up in the perfect home for YOU, and he definitely goes above and beyond the norm to achieve that. Jeff is simply the best.

— Melissa and Chris (relocation buyers)

Jeff, being a teacher realtor, made me a prepared buyer! He kept me informed during all aspects of the entire purchase process. He was available practically 24/7. Jeff guided me through many months of peaks and valleys with positive feedback. His friendly professionalism will be shouted by me from the highest hills around San Marcos. With deepest appreciation and admiration

— Jackie ((buyer)

Jeff Dowler is The Relocation Dude. My husband & I have had a working relationship with Jeff for several years. It started when we were still “enjoying” quirky New England weather & just dreaming about relocating to SoCal to be closer to our daughter. We weren’t what you’d call “serious” buyers at the time. On one January visit to San Diego to see our daughter, we met Jeff in person in North County. He gave us the cadillac of tours viewing multiple properties in our desired locations & projected price range, as well as a Certified Residential Specialist packet (a “keeper”) that contained a wealth of information about every aspect of looking & buying and (2) sturdy colored maps of the areas by zip code.

We maintained “virtual” contact from that day forward. He always kept us on the radar, never lost interest and checked in with us on regular basis even though we were far from ready to purchase. We finally relocated. We did our homework (much with Jeff’s help) and recently closed on a home. Aside from his meticulous and professional business demeanor, he’s just a likable dude. He’s passionate about his “neighborhood” and all it has to offer. Even though we’re done looking for now, our relationship won’t end because we will continue to check out his blogs.

We’d encourage anyone considering SoCal to start exploring his site & links. And give him a call, you’ll be more than pleased.

— Patti and Ken (relocation buyers)

Jeff did a superb job all around. He researched comps in our area that helped us price our home right. He also created a detailed marketing plan that brought lots of traffic to our house. As a result we received an offer within 6 days. Jeff answered calls and questions promptly and with great expertise. He represented our interests well while being diplomatic during negotiations with our buyers. He went above and beyond the call of duty assisting us with all the paperwork and logistical details that went along with the sale of our house. I highly recommend Jeff

— Pam and Christian (relocation sellers)

Jeff Dowler has been our agent for three different real estate transactions in California. Our first dealings with Jeff were in 2010 when we were looking to purchase a condo for our son, his wife and soon to arrive granddaughter. We were living in Japan and our son was in San Diego. Jeff was a patient and persevering soul as he maneuvered through the expectations of parents with specific monetary limitations, the son and the very pregnant wife, both with their expectations. The condo was found and purchased with his expertise and guidance under these difficult and unusual circumstances.

In 2014, we were told we would be transferred to San Diego. At this point, we needed to sell the condo in order to make it possible for us to purchase a house of our own. Our time frame was constrained by our son and family needing to find a new place to rent on their own, as well as our returning and needing to purchase a new home (using the condo funds as part of the down payment) all within a six-month window. We followed Jeff’s recommendations for preparing the condo to sell, and it sold almost immediately, even with the condo next door up for sale as competition. Again, he walked us through the sale, even while we were going back and forth between (now) Bahrain and San Diego.

He spent the next two months trotting us around the areas of San Diego where we were interested in living. When we finally found the house, he artfully helped negotiate a price that was exactly what the house was worth and what we could afford. He helped us with great recommendations for all the professionals we needed to be dealing with regard to purchasing and preparing the house for living, including, mortgage company, inspectors, plumbers, pest control, etc. Everyone we worked with were very professional and very accomplished in their areas of expertise. We’ve been very pleased with all the work done on our behalf. Jeff was always available either by phone or email and always available to answer questions. The one time he was not available and out of town, he made sure other members of his office were keeping in touch with us to keep us informed and also showing us houses so that no time was wasted. He has many tools which helped us to organize our expectations, thoughts, houses viewed, and all the financial information needed to fulfill all of these transactions.

Moving can be an extremely stress-filled time. Jeff’s demeanor and attitude always promoted calm assurance and definitely added to de-stressing this period for us.

— Mark and Barbara M.

My experience with Jeff Dowler as my buying agent can only be expressed as the best! Although I was purchasing a budget-wise property, he treated me like I was buying a million dollar property. He was readily available to take my calls and requests from the initial search stage to the final close of escrow and possession of the property. As a somewhat novice buyer, Jeff answered all my questions with respect and thoroughness, made suggestions for items that did not occur to me, kept in contact with the selling agent, handled all the “paperwork” electronically, which I preferred, but also offered me hard copies. He attended the home inspection I had performed as well as a contractor’s visit for a repair quote, sent me reminders about each step to complete in the purchase process, and made the whole process a very positive and pleasant experience. If you’re looking for a great, reliable, and knowledgeable real estate agent Jeff Dowler is your “relocation dude”…He IS the man! Thanks Jeff!

— Melinda T (buyer)

The Silver Lining

My sons and I were recently faced with a sudden and tragic death in our family and I had to quickly sell a home in Carlsbad that was part of the estate. But the problem was that I no longer lived in Carlsbad; I lived in Colorado, so the logistics looked daunting.

I immediately put the word out to friends in Carlsbad for a good Realtor and Jeff’s name popped up. He came to our first meeting thoroughly prepared and his references were stellar. I hired him for the job and the house is now sold.

This was an emotional and stressful time, but Jeff made it so much easier. He helped me get the house ready for sale and then essentially functioned as the Project Manager once we were in Escrow, managing appointments, work assignments, and paperwork and keeping me in the loop throughout the process.

Jeff consistently went beyond the call of duty, from scheduling and supervising work, to picking up mail, moving cars, mailing keys and even paying for some things out of his own pocket. And he did it all with graciousness, a sense of humor and always a kind word.

He proved himself to be a tech-savvy and knowledgeable real estate professional who knew what he was doing and who patiently helped me to understand what was happening all along the way. He was dependable, conscientious and consistently responsive. He did what he said he would do, when he said he’d do it. He maintained exceptional levels of communication.

When tragedy strikes it is often hard to believe that there is any silver lining to it. But having had the honor to meet and to work with Jeff Dowler was just such a silver lining for me. Thank you for the honor, Jeff.

— Linda G (out-of-area seller)