My Client Reviews
Nicole and Rob F.
My husband and I were selling our first home, and I cannot tell you how pleased we both are to have found Amy. There is a reason she has such wonderful ratings! As first-time sellers, Amy was patient with us in explaining the process of selling our home, so there were no surprises when we listed. I am grateful that we reached out to her 5 months before listing so we could get a professional's opinion. She was clear in communicating with both my husband and me, and we could not be more pleased. She was very responsive with all of our communications, easy to work with, had a great knowledge of the area, and was open and honest in working with us. We are so glad to have gotten to work with her.
Response from Amy
It was such a pleasure getting to know you both. If you ever return to SD, I'll be here to help you again!
An award-winning real estate professional, Amy is the Best. Recognized by her peers, and clients, she has the reputation of a business leader. She's garnered numerous accolades and referrals all saying "contact Amy" when you are ready to sell your home. I join that chorus. Amy was referred to me by a dear friend who praised Amy extensively. Amy is exceptionally knowledgeable, thorough, and caring -- a person who is with, and for me every step of the way from marketing to finale sale. She advised me during every decision I had to make. . She pointed out option, alternatives and outcomes.. Her vast network of industry related resources was also a valuable asset for me. She guided me through all the complexities of marketing, analysis of buyer's purchase offers to explaining every page of the numerous document I had to sign. She just exceeded my expectations. Amy Saflar thoroughly knows the real estate business applying her keen knowledge and extensive experience to benefit me I came to know her as a trusted friend. And you will too.
I have known Amy Saflar for 20-plus years. I have used her services as a real estate broker, with great results, for many of my Trust & Estate clients. Amy is detail-oriented and skilled with Trusts and Probate Estates. Amy patiently walks clients through each step of the sale. She is skilled at evaluating the situation and helping clients maximize the sale price of their real estate. And, most importantly, she is a good communicator and good listener. I highly recommend Amy Saflar for your real estate needs. Randall K., Attorney
Amy is wonderful! She sold our house in the middle of COVID19 and made the process feel seamless. She is a great communicator, always has a smile, and was reliable in every way throughout our sale. We trust Amy and are thankful for her expertise and care.
Our experience selling our home with Amy was excellent. She is patient, informative, knowledgeable, and professional all with a personal touch. We would certainly recommend Amy to represent you and help you sell your home.
If you are looking for a realtor who works with and for you, representing YOUR best interests, keeping you informed every step of the way, Amy is most definitely the realtor for you! Amy has represented me in purchasing and selling homes for 20+ years. Her knowledge in the real estate market is incomparable. Amy will not let you down!
Response from Amy
It was a pleasure working with you! If only we could do it again soon and you weren't moving away!
Amy is the best! After the passing of loved ones, Amy helped my family sell multiple properties at very stressful times. Amy is always calm, pleasant, respectful and most of all she knows realty. Amy was there from start to finish, letting me know the most effective ways to get the property ready for sale and how to get the highest offer possible. She has a vast network of connections from termite inspectors, home repair, painting, roofing, yard work, window and house cleaners and so many more. She is also quick to respond to any questions. Amy made a daunting task easy and manageable. She goes the extra mile. We had Amy list a property several years ago and now during the Covid19 crisis and can't imagine ever using any other realtor!
Amy was truly dedicated and professional as she successfully marketed, negotiated the sale of two of my properties. She patiently answered my many questions and guided me through the complexities and even emotions of selling my home and rental. I truly appreciated never feeling pressured. Her commission was well-earned! I would not hesitate to hire Amy again if ever needed!!
I have worked with Amy before, and she is always amazing! Which is why I turned to Amy for help when my mom moved out of her home of 50 years. I didn't have a timeline, I didn't know what I wanted to do with the house, if I should sell it as is or spend time and money to fix it up. The house literally came with a lifetime of baggage and Amy was able to guide us through it. She looked into the legal aspect of me being the seller instead of burdening my mom, she helped me with questions I had about capital gains, she was able to give me both financial and logistic scenarios regarding what the sale would like if we sold the house in its current condition as opposed to fixing it up. Best of all ... she was patient and understanding of my ever changing timeline. A lot goes into emptying and selling a family home and I in hindsight I realize Amy understood that more than I did from the beginning. We decided to sell to an investor and Amy was able to bring in a few different companies, which gave me choice. She was also able to get the price that I was firm on! Yay!! Since I've worked with Amy in the past, I knew to expect all of this from her, but it still feels as though she is offering more than the average run-of-the-mill real estate company. This truth hit home a week before escrow was due to close. The house was vacant at this point, and a fire started on the neighbor's fence, which quickly spread to our fence and trees. Luckily the fire was put out before it reached the house, but the damage still presented a huge problem. Amy jumped into action, offered to come to the house immediately and was in contact with all involved parties. I am convinced that with a less experienced, or less caring realtor, that fire could have held up the sale of the home as well as created a huge headache on my part. Instead she took it in stride, as though a fire is always part of the deal :) I cannot say enough how professional yet personable Amy is. I will always trust her with my real estate - and by the way, you can always ask her for advice and input after the transaction is complete, she doesn't disappear. She will basically become your realtor for life.
Previous review from Lynne H.
This is not the first time I have relied on Amy to sell a property. She helped me buy and sell my home last year, so when my mom needed to sell an investment property she was the first person I called. Amy was amazing! My mom is aging and it was difficult for her to sign papers and move around, so Amy facilitated the sale, to make it completely easy for my mom. Amy is incredibly knowledgeable about selling investment properties and found an investor. We did a 14-day escrow and it was super smooth and easy. Plus, I am convinced we got top dollar for the property. Both my mom and I are 100% satisfied with Amy's professionalism and personal touch. She is the best you will find!!
Response from Amy
Thank you Lynne! I was honored you asked me to help your mom too!
It had been over twenty years since I last purchased a home and I was really not looking forward to the stress and headaches of buying a new one. Then I met Amy. At our first meeting she told me that buying/selling and moving is just plain stressful and that there is nothing anyone can do to make ALL of that stress go away. However, Amy provided me with some strategies, techniques and ideas to help minimize that stress and I will tell you they really helped. My family was faced with some unique challenges for this process due to a family member having a medical condition that limited our ability to show our house and to look for a new one. But Amy came up with a great process / game plan that addressed these needs and it worked beautifully. We are now in our new home which we love and its all because of Amy. Amy is a top-notch professional who is very easy to work with, keeps you focused on your game plan, and has a calm demeanor (which helps when the inevitable 'issues' crop up during the process). Amy was very attentive to our needs and desires in a home and provided a critical eye to things to consider on properties we were interested in. Amy never made us feel 'pressured' to make a deal or to consider a property. Her easy going demeanor, great sense of humor and friendliness made this process about as stress free as possible. If you are considering selling/buying, you need to speak with Amy.
Amy is amazing. She is the best realtor you can have with a wealth of information and connections. She has helped me through real estate family inheritance transactions and questions And most recently was the realtor for the sale of our long term Condo rental. The sale of the rental went extremely smooth, even during a pandemic! She was aware of all the new Covid requirements, and took care of setting my condo up for display. She is knowledgeable on all the tools, including the master port video. The condo sold very quick and she was able to assist with my other realtor in Arizona on a 1031 purchase. The transactions went smoothly and successfully! Amy is the best realtor you can have in San Diego County! Amy will continue to work on all my future real estate needs!
Mere words can not describe my resent experience with Amy in selling my home. She is by far the most dedicated and conscientious professional I've ever worked with in real estate. I am a licensed contractor and expert witness in construction defect litigation. My work requires great detail. I am at awe of how much higher she has raised the bar for me. I have sold two houses with Amy now and each time challenges we met conquered so easily. Her knowledge base is of great value. Amy came to us by a recommendation from a good friend retired from real estate. Wow!!! What a gift. I offer you the same. If you're buying or selling and need an agent..... please look no further. She is not Five Stars - She's Six Stars. Great job Amy. We appreciate you and your hard work. Thank You
Previous review from Steve S.
Amy Saflar. I can not say enough about this lady. Incredibly knowledgeable and thorough in every facet of real estate sales. She has a keen incite from her diverse experiences with people and makes everyone feel comfortable around her. Home buying and selling can be very stressful and personally demanding. From the moment you meet her and through the entire process of buying or selling your home, you will not be disappointed. Hands down 100% Five Stars. The Best.
To all prospective clients, I can whole heartedly say it has been a great pleasure and a relief that we sold our home through Amy Safler. We highly recommend her. The sale of our San Diego house was complicated because it was an estate sale and we are out-of-state. Also, the house was in rough shape; it had been a rental for over 35 years. We wanted to to know if she could work with us to make some repairs and give it some curb appeal before we sold it? It was a lot to ask a realtor. Could she work with us? "Absolutely!" In our initial call she assured me she had worked with out of town sellers before, it could be done. She suggested a prospective timetable for getting it on the market and wanted to know a proposed budget for repairs. After she walked through the house with her handyman, with her second call she sent pictures and a list of what she suggested we have her handyman do get the house ready. We connected with her handyman, and the clock started ticking. Amy likes to keep things moving. Even across the country, she kept us all on task with polite reminders and explanations of what was coming next and when to expect it. She answered calls promptly and was very good at explaining all the laws and the paperwork involved; she never got impatient explaining things a second time. Amy is very professional and kind in the art of negotiating with buyers. She does not play games in pricing or when fielding several offers. She talked us through each offer, When she responded to an offer, her counter-offer included a shortened timetable for escrow that would have revealed any potential problems early on, a benefit for both parties. At every step of the way during escrow, she reminded us where we were we in the process and what was left till closing. Amy stays on top of things. We were to close at the end of March 2020, now infamous as the month Corvid -19 really got a foothold in the US. As more and more people were urged to stay home and nonessential offices and businesses were closing, Amy stepped up the pace with the paperwork and we actually closed a week early. As an out-of-town seller, it was a relief to work with a very skilled, competent realtor. We greatly benefited from her experience and professionalism. We liked her. You will too!
I had the opportunity to work with Amy in selling my family estate owned home. Amy knew the market well and applied her extensive expertise in residential real estate to make for a rapid and flawless sale. Unbelievable attention to detail in making this sale attractive to buyers but also in all of the pre and post sale events. Highly recommended broker who not only has a wealth of experience but can understand sellers objectives and then without delay, make them happen!
We are so glad we went with Amy as our realtor. She was knowledgeable about the San Diego area and understood what we were looking for. She was patient with us, and helped give all the pros and cons to ensure that we found just the right home. We would absolutely use her again, and we would recommend her to anyone.
We were extremely happy with the service we received from Amy when selling my father in laws home. Her suggestions on everything from pricing to staging to repairs needed were spot on to get the best sale price from the home. She went over and above to help us prepare for the sale, including thoroughly explaining the entire process clearly. I would highly recommend hiring Amy to sell your home.
Amy was just who I needed to help me sell my home of 30 years. She gave me great advice about the market and she helped show it's best side. Then she found the buyers so quickly and negotiated a great deal. Knowing she had all the details taken care of made the whole process easy and absolutely worry-free. I am so happy and would recommend Amy to anyone!
We worked with Amy on the sale of our house in Pacific Beach. It was a complex situation with 2 owners, one in California and one in Michigan. We also had issues of one owner in poor health and both with few technology skills - no electronic signatures, lots of mailing. Amy went out of her way to help us understand the paperwork, marketing strategies, and handle the ups and downs of a sale. She managed our anxieties and questions with professionalism and humor, taking all the time needed to make is comfortable. We are so happy that we found her - she got our house sold in a deal that was what we wanted and was fair to all parties. I would recommend her without reservation!
Previous review from Patty G.
We worked with Any on the sale of our house in Pacific Beach. It was a complex situation with 2 owners, one in California and one in Michigan. We also had issues of one owner in poor health and both with few technology skills - no electronic signatures, lots of mailing. Any went out of her way to help us understand the paperwork, marketing strategies, and handle the ups and downs of a sale. She managed our anxieties and questions with professionalism and humor, taking all the time needed to make is comfortable. We are so happy that we found her - she got our house sold in a deal that was what we wanted and was fair to all parties. I would recommend her without reservation!
Marcelo Populin &.
My girlfriend and I can't say enough about the experience we had working with Amy. It was positive from beginning to end. Her communication with us was constant and extremely clear. She was definitely the wheel that kept everything going on time and on track. Her knowledge of real estate and how it works really impressed us. When we were looking at houses she made sure we saw and thought of the good, the bad and the ugly and of course, the wonderful, which is what we ended up with. A wonderful property that fits perfect with what both my girlfriend and I wanted. She made this whole tedious buying experience a positive and seamless process that made us go from a buyer to a very happy and satisfied homeowner. We give Amy Saflar a '10' and will definitely use her again when we are ready for another home.
While buyers and sellers have different needs and expectations for their real estate activities, Amy is the Real Estate Agent that you would be looking for to do the job. She is truly a professional and is a pleasure to work with. From the very start in getting ready to put my home on the market, Amy was always there to assist in getting it ready for whatever was needed (from cleanup or minor repair work) to show the property at its very best. When it was ready to go, Amy brought in the photo professional to prepare an excellent portfolio (of both video walk through and photos) to show the house online to any perspective buyer. Amy is a true Real Estate professional and kept me informed on all activity (very important), and always was able to make solid recommendations on how to pursue any offers or potential buyer questions. She works excellent with the other buying agents and establishes a rapport and honest communication to maintain the highest level of satisfaction between buyer and seller. From the initial listing of the property to the closing of escrow, Amy was always there to make it a smooth process and calmly worked through every detail that arose to the close. Amy is truly a Real Estate Professional who would make any potential home buyer or seller feel like their business needs was in the best of hands. Every box was checked on Amy's strengths, because I experienced each one with her on my home sale and others will also. Your final review will be like mine saying, "Thank you, Amy, for all your help and support in getting this sale done!"
You won't find better service from a Realtor in the San Diego area! I was referred to Amy Saflar by my first Real Estate Agent who is semi-retired. This was my first time selling a home and to increase the complexity, I was doing it from Indiana! Amy worked with my husband locally to get my Eastlake Condo ready for sale. She arranged the necessary vendors (i.e. Cleaners, Carpet Cleaning, Photography, etc.) and after a short 10 days on the market we received our first offer, FULL LISTING PRICE! Amy handled the entire transaction process with a high degree of professionalism and we closed on time with no major issues. Thanks for an amazing home selling experience!
Amy is awesome! My husband and I just bought our first home, and Amy walked us through everything. She is incredibly informative, intuitive, and her communication through-out the (very stressful) process was incredible. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, but she also invests the time into getting to know her clients, and what their wants and needs are. She didn't just want to sell us a house, she wanted to make sure that we were getting the best home for our family. Top notch service and expertise! I can not say enough nice things! If you need to buy or sell your home, you can not go wrong with Amy!
I have worked with a few real estate agents in the past 35 years, but I have never met and worked with anyone as wonderful and perfect as Amy! She knows the business of real estate backwards and forwards and knows how to get the best deal possible. She knows about every form and document that needs to be filled out and most importantly..she knows how to explain every step and detail so you know exactly what's happening. Her strategy for getting the best price for my home was spot on and she made the entire process enjoyable. Her personality and knowledge make her the best choice to represent you whether you are selling or buying. I will never buy or sell a piece of property without having Amy as my agent! She's the BEST!!!
Response from Amy
Wow David - I'm blushing! You made my day!
Charles and Bonnie H.
After reading her bio, we chose Amy for a trust sale in Bonita. She was a perfect choice: excellent professional, very knowledgeable, always on the case, excellent negotiator, patient with our questions. Our opinion is that she is a superb agent.
Response from Amy
Thank you for your kind words Charles and Bonnie; it means a lot!
Amy has helped my family and friends with multiple home purchases and sales for the last ten years. She has always been professional, knowledgeable, and an excellent communicator which is paramount when selling or buying property. She recently sold my condo in Santee and made the whole process painless, simple, and actually pleasurable! She always made sure I was completely informed and well prepared every step of the way. She is the only agent I would ever use again in San Diego. She has a beautiful family and I am confident she will take great care of yours.
Response from Amy
It was a pleasure helping you and your family! I'm so glad you are happy in your new home!
Dan and Judie C.
Wow, it's hard to enumerate Amy's many attributes. She knows the real estate market, backwards and forwards. She kept us advised as to each new development and provided insight as to their meanings. In every way she was a professional. We can't recommend her high enough. If there were a ten star rating, rather than just five, that's what we would give her - ten shinning stars.
We came into this process knowing nothing and we needed someone we could trust would always have our best interests at heart. Amy made us feel, from the very beginning, that she was family and guided us through selling our own home and finding the perfect NEW home! If you want someone who is an expert in the field, is warm and courteous and is always willing to go the extra mile - Amy is the right choice for you. Thank you, Amy, for helping us find our forever home!
Amy was instrumental in the sale of our house. Her insightful touches helped us to get a top bid in less than a month. She was so efficient, while attuned to our fears and sensibilities. I would give Amy Saflar the highest recommendation possible. Thank you Amy for helping us make this transition.
Response from Amy
It was my pleasure and I'm so glad you found an amazing new home too!
Amy is experienced, knowledgeable, service-driven and offers the utmost in professionalism. I had referred a family member who had some concerns on title issues to the point that they did not think it would be possible to sell. After reaching out to Amy, she called my family member on the same day and set up a meeting. She was able to navigate them throughout the process of satisfying title issues plus had given them recommendations to ready their home for market. This was a 4 to 5 month process and she was there for them throughout. Once they were finally able to list, Amy used a number of marketing techniques and applications to expose their property to as many buyers as possible. Within 48 hours of listing, there were multiple offers with the end result of accepting a contract over list price. Needless to say, my family is very happy with Amy and her patient guidance and incredibly effective marketing strategies. If you need to sell your home, I highly recommend that you give Amy an opportunity to get the job done!
Response from Amy
Thank you for your kind words! They mean a lot.
Nigel and Valerie B.
It was pleasure working with Amy. She responded very quickly to all questions and communications. We were able to complete almost all the paperwork electronically. This is a big plus, I think. She made sure all the work that needed to be done on the property was done well, and in a timely fashion. She also followed up to make sure that I was absolutely satisfied. I can recommend Amy without reservation.
Amy I enjoy your newsletter, I appreciate that you are growing your business through referrals, and not constantly calling and bugging people. I think you are great and I really don't mind mentioning you when someone mentions they are in the market to purchase a house. Because you are the best! Bob & Kyra
- 2020 International President's Award - Top 5% Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide
- 2020 Graduate Realtor Institute - GRI #25574
- 2019 International Diamond Society - Top 10% Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide
- 2019 R.E.A.L. Award - Top 10% in San Diego County
- 2018 International Presidents Circle - Top 10% Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide
- 2018 - Top 2% Coldwell Banker West Agent - Ranked #16 out of 750+ Agents
- 2017 International Diamond Society
- Graduate Education: Masters of Social Work from San Diego State University
- Undergraduate Education: Bachelors of Arts from University of California Santa Barbara
- Real Estate Broker, Licensed since 1998
- Realtor, member of both California and National Association and Realtors
My Credentials and Memberships
- Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
- Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRES
- Smart Home Technology Certified
- Realtor, National Association of Realtors
- Member of California Association of Realtors
My Community Involvement
- Red Cross Volunteer
- Alpine Woman's Club - Secretary and Grant Writer
- Granite Hills High School PTSA - Secretary
Amy Saflar CB Real Estate Consultant Blog
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