HomeSmart Realty West Testimonials

Highly likely to recommend Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Rolling Hills Ranch, Chula Vista, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Julianne was more than we could have ever imagined in a realtor. During the home buying process she became a friend, a mentor, and our advocate as buyers. She very tactfully taught us newbies what we could/should buy versus what we thought we could buy. She helped us search for a home from Miramar to San Ysidro and everything in between. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods and real estate trends was amazing in such a broad area! She was able to help us find the home of our dreams in one of the most competitive markets in the United States without sacrificing what we wanted or overpaying. We now live in an amazing home with no Mello Roos and a low HOA. I highly recommend Mrs. Pulido to help you search for your next home. Great experience. If I ever buy another home I hope it is from Julianne!


As a first time buyer, I didn't have much knowledge of the real estate business.

Michael took the time to explain everything I had questions about, and there were many, and went out of his way to make sure I understood the point he was making. He was also there for me 24-7 and I might have used that up a little too much. I called late at night, and even week-ends and he took the time to respond. He was an easy person to be around and talk to and I will call Mike in the future.

Tony Thallas

“I am most pleased to give you my unqualified and strongest recommendation as agents for others seeking to purchase or sell properties in the San Diego area.

This is based on your superb work ethic, judgment, professionalism, honesty and kindness.”

Douglas E. Berg, PhD Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Genetics & Medicine

“My father passed away and Bob and Sharon provided expert services in helping our family sell the family home.

In a sad and difficult time, they were compassionate and professional, and helped us achieve a quick sale, which exceeded our asking price.”

Paul Angeloni

"These women are the hardest working people you will ever meet!

!! Awesome!!!"

Patricia Weick

Michael, will work hard and smart to get you a full price offer, he did for us.

Then once you have the offer, he's a tough, no nonsense negotiator, to make sure you get the most money on the sell of your home. Michael knows the the SoCal market and he has all the tools to make your sale a profitable one. Once our home went on the market, a comparable home went on the market down the street from us for $30K less than we were asking and several other went up for $50K less than ours. We got our full price offer in 10 days and 60 days later when we were closed all the other homes were still for sale. We have known Michael for over 10 years and we have seen him do this for others as well. If you want your house sold fast and you want the best price you can get, call Michael now!!!!!

David and Jennifer Sexton

Highly likely to recommend Sold a Single Family home in Sunbow I, Chula Vista, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: If you are looking for an honest, intelligent agent to sell your home, Julianne Pulido is the only one I would trust. Her thorough market analysis ensured we listed our home for it to sell; and it did. Multiple offers the first day on the market and sold over asking and came in just meeting appraisal. She was right in the money. Not greedy, always looking out for you! I have used an agent in the local area before with years of experience, but Julianne is by far the best.

Kathleen Blakey

Mike Bajema is a consummate real estate professional.

I have used his services on two occasions. Once to buy a home and again to sell that home. He is honest and trustworthy in advising the property owner on the best course of action to taken in regard to buying or selling a property. he is genuinely concerned about the customer's best interests.

Jack Feemster

“Heloisa was such a pleasure to work with.

She was always on top of all the details and kept things moving smoothly and on time. Her professionalism is Top Notch. I recommend working with Heloisa with all of your real estate needs in the San Diego area, you will be very happy you did!”

Randie B.

“Heloisa is an awesome lady!

Trustworthy, reliable and professional! One of the best people you could ever deal with, especially to find you your future, perfect home!”

Dave H.

I contacted Mike with hopes and dreams, he made these come true for me and my family.

We were steered in the right direction financially. with mike and his professional contacts, we improved our credit and purchased a property that was perfect for our wants and needs. He was patient and willing to take us to the edges of the county to find our home. Most agents may have given up on our journey over the nine month path however, Mike saw us through from inquiry to handing us the keys...

Bryce Petter

My realtor is very detailed, and accurate about any questions I have had.

She went the extra mile to show off the house, in doing some presentational work to show off the theme, of the house and setting. She has a sensitivity towards the potential buyer that brought about the care to adhere to the needs and feelings of what the buyer wanted. She was available to have the sale of the house move very rapidly, at all times. My realtor is a hero for helping me to be going in the direction I am now, and is quite amazing


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Scott McKinney

I can't remember ever giving something or someone a "perfect/100%" rating.

Mike has made a believer out of me. While truly an exception, Mike is for real. He quickly put his finger on our pulse and directed his focus and efforts to meet our needs and desires. Once in escrow, he kept us fully informed throughout the process. If you are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and will truly represent your best interest, don't go any further. Mike is the man for the job.

John & Ruth Foster

Mike helped to buy my investement property ( Condo) in Escondido.

First, Mike is an excellent person to work with. While searching for Condo, he always comes prepared with list of houses/condos. Second, he is very honest person and he does not try to influence you to make decision. He also gives you a warning if he notices something is broken or if there is a leak, etc ... Third, he manages all property's related paper works electronically. This makes it easy to access docs any where at any time. Also, he keeps you updated on the progress and answer your call phone in a timely manner. I enjoyed working with Mike and looking forward to work with him in the future. I strongly recommend Mike.

Fadi Kanj

Mary, Thank you so much for your boundless energy and enthusiasm for staging and showing our beautiful home in Encinitas.

Your professionalism and work ethic are unsurpassed. The home was on the market for a very short time and the sale was effortless for me. We appreciate all you did.

Ro and Ron

We had the best experience imaginable with Mike Bajema.

We were very impressed with Mike's thorough knowledge of the market and trusted his decisions throughout the time we worked together. Due to Mike's devotion to our property and expertise in the real estate market, we were able to sell our home in about one month. We would highly recommend Mike Bajema to family and friends and therefore, anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in the San Diego North County Area.

Jodie Shazer

Highly likely to recommend Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in North Park, San Diego, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Julianne is amazing! Both my partner and I are active duty military and this was our first home purchase. She's's very knowledgable and made a point to thoroughly explain and teach us throughout the process. My partner was also deployed for the last month of closing and I couldn't have done it without her! I felt supported and in good hands, despite my partners absence. Her team is amazing (thank you Michelle!) too, and very knowledgable about VA loans. With their help we were able to get the home we wanted (despite a bidding war), get our contingencies met (despite a difficult seller and selling agent) and close in less then 2 months! We couldn't have done it without Julianne's expertise, reassurance and timely replies (to our frantic evening and weekend emails and texts). Thank you so much Julianne and Michelle. We'll never forget our first home purchase and it's a positive memory because of you two.:) Sam and Crystal

Sam & Crystal

Barbara is thorough and very knowledgeable about an ever changing market.

Sincerity and her enthusiasm sets her apart. She guided me through selling my home with such ease. I would definitely recommend Barbara Klasic at Homesmart Realty West.

Liz McCutcheon

" After meeting with you I reluctantly agreed on a selling price $5,000 more than I had previously asked for, which generated no offers, I can't tell you how surprised I was when you called 4 days later with an offer for full price!

Your expertise, guidance and communication through out the escrow process made what could have been a very stressful experience, a very pleasant one. I would like to extend my heart felt appreciation for all your efforts and, especially, your responsiveness to my inquiries. Please feel free to use me as a reference and I wish you continued success in all your endeavors. "

Joel Holzman

Thank you Chick!

We were very particular in our home search and Chick walked with us through every step of the process. She was patient and attentive to our needs. She was available through email, text, phone and in person 24/7. She kept us abreast of the changing market and the best tactics to utilize. She has an established network of professional industry people that help answer questions with the client in mind. She has top notch people around her and all of her referrals for roofers, handymen, inspectors, pest control, lenders and other experts in their field were invaluable. A referral is the best compliment and we referred her to our adult children. Steve & Jane

Steve & Jane Diersing

Mike helped us find a home in Escondido.

Was very informative, patient and very honest. Was always their to answer your calls or come by late at night to sign offers. Will always recommend Mike for your real estate needs. Thank you Mike!

Nate & Grace Tan

We just bought our first home in May and Jonathan was recommended to us by our best friends.

When we first met with him, he explained the whole process to us so we knew what to expect and he made sure we left without any unanswered questions. Then when it came time to actually look through houses, Jonathan and his team were so on top of everything and throughout just a short period of time, they all understood everything we had dreamed of for our first home. Not only was he so patient with our difficult schedules but also intently listened to our thoughts about each and every property we saw. Jonathan took a process that is usually stressful and overwhelming and made it enjoyable and memorable. After all is said and done I can confidently say that without Jonathan, we would have not been able to buy our first home. We love Jonathan and highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for real estate.


" The purpose of this letter is to express how extremely pleased we are with the job that Mike Bajema has done in selling our home.

We had heard how stressful it is to sell a home, and were not looking forward to the experience at all. But to our surprise, the entire process went very smoothly. From the initial interview to the close of escrow, Mike was nothing but professional. His excellent marketing strategies and total commitment in selling our home resulted in a very quick sale. We highly recommend Mike to anyone who is in need of a Realtor. "

John and Donna Bernardy

Mike attended to all details for the sale and escrow of our property in a professional and timely manner.

His services were first rate. Even in a difficult market, Mike persisted through many open houses until an offer was submitted. His offer to help with anything associated with the sale of the home was always appreciated.

Albert Camarillo

Highly likely to recommend Sold a home in Oban, Lancaster, CA 93534.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: This was the first time that we have had to sell a house and Julianne was just awesome to work with. She handled everything from start to finish with very little help from us. She was extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of the transaction. We are definitely going to be calling her when we are ready to relocate and buy our next house. We cannot thank her enough for everything.


This is an amazing guy.

I think he grew up here so he has knowledge only a local would have. Always on time, always available, trust worthy and reliable. Super patient with first time home buyers like us. The reviews don’t lie. Seriously, this is the one you want.

Jenny Tibbott

Mike was a tremendous help in finding our new home.

His expertise on helping us as fiery time home buyers was invaluable and he was a pleasure to work with. Michael was very responsive to our needs and limited budget. We viewed about seven properties with Michael. He answered all of questions about each properties amenities and potential. He was available to speak with us at any time and worked with our busy schedules to arrange showings. He made the escrow process very smooth as well by informing us of what to expect every step along the way. Overall I would recommend Michael for any home purchase to a potential buyer.

Deron Rensen

Mike was very professional, detailed, and thorough with selling our home.

We was very caring, down to earth and a joy to work with. He is very conscientious and tries to accommodate your wishes, in regards to selling your home. Mike is honest and extremely knowledgeable of the area in which are house was selling in. If you are looking for a real-estate agent who will look out for your best interest, and go over and above your expectations, I would highly recommend Mike.


Mike handled the sale of our mother's home in Carlsbad for us.

He did an excellent job. He was able to sell the house in about 60 days. We thought it would be much longer. Way to go Mike! We have already recommended him to friends of ours that are, or considering, selling their houses. He was very knowledgable about all of the mountains of paperwork involved, which was very helpful as it has become more complicated since we bought our home in 1976.

Walter & Kathy Bartol

Highly likely to recommend Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Otay Ranch, Chula Vista, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: I highly recommend Julianne. She helped us a lot when we sold our house back in June while we were relocating. She went above and beyond as far as helping us coordinate last minute clean up and furniture storage. We recently purchased another home with Julianne's help. She kept us informed and updated during the process and absolutely love our new place


We previously tried to buy a home with Mike after he was referred to us.

Unfortunately the original deal fell through with absolutely no fault to Mike. Mike was very knowledgeable and patient and because of our experience with him we requested him when we decided to buy a second time. Mike was very patient with us and showed us houses for months before we finally decided on what we wanted to buy. We had some problems that held up the closing process and Mike spent lots of time doing everything he could to help the process. Highly recommended!

SSGT. Neil Porter

"Carlie & Gidget are hard working market experts who will look out for your best interest.

Real Estate made easy at it's best!"

Cristina Harvey

Having known Barbara Klasic for twenty years, I happily endorse her here.

Barbara holds high standards for herself, is people-oriented, reliable, and a consummate professional.

Valerie Foster, Author, Educator and Public Speaker


.. We are a military family, and only had a few days in the area to look at houses. Mike cleared his schedule to be sure we would find a home. He set up about 15+ houses to look at each day, for three days. When we looked at homes, he was sure to point out anything that we did not notice. He is a very honest man. He was always there to answer questions, and helped us with EVERYTHING even when we were on the east coast. He also assisted us in finding an lender that does VA loans. Especially as a first time home buyer, we couldn't have found a better agent.

Enzo & Cassie Soberanis

Mary is the best.

My husband and I had very specific requests when purchasing our first home and Mary found us a perfect house at a price that was in our budget. She was extremely informative and walked us through the entire process. Mary helped us find a perfect home!


Mike is awesome!

We bought and sold our home with Mike's expert help and absolutely couldn't have been happier! Mike has great intuition and very sound judgement. If we ever make it to southern California again, Mike is our realtor! I would not recommend anyone else to help you buy or sell your home!

William & Heidi Reilly

Our experience with Mike was outstanding.

From the day we met Mike we felt very comfortable with his personality and knowledge of the housing market. He kept us informed of every step in the process of selling the house. He helped sale our house in 5 days! We really appreciate everything Mike did for us.

Rick and Anita DelPercio

My husband and I were first time home buyers and trying to find a house before the home buyers credit deadline.

We much have looked at 50+ houses and put in about 15 or so different offers. Mike was very helpfully during the whole process, even with us seeing 12+ houses each time we went out, he even got us a remote for our garage since the owners didn't have one. We even recommend Mike to a friend, who thanks to Mike was able to purchase a home also.

Brian & Cameron Holder

Jonathan made the sale of our home go as smooth as possible.

From the minute we met him, he was very professional. He was always prompt in answering questions. His process for selling homes is aggressive. We listed our home with Jonathan and his team and 4 days later we had a few offers on the table, one of which we accepted and closed escrow in 30 days. It was a smooth transaction all the way thru. He also helped us purchase a home. That process for us was a little more difficult and time consuming, but through it all Jonathan was there with us. He never made us feel like we were wasting his time. I would recommend Jonathan to anyone I know that is interested in buying or selling


El Cajon, CA 92021.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Julianne was great during the buying process. Every time we wanted to look at a place she made it a point to be available for us, in some cases even on the weekend. She was nice and knowledgeable, and never tried to pressure us into making an offer on a place we didn't like. She would even point out downsides to some places. When we did get into escrow, she knew we wanted a fast escrow and did everything she could to speed the process along. I would recommend her to anyone


Mike sold one of my houses a few years ago.

..Since then I have called him many times for real estate information and always get a fast and courteous response. I highly recommend him for all real estate needs.

Karen Kay

Bought and sold a home in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA 92117.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Wow!! If you are looking for a hands-on 110% invested agent, Julianne is your girl. I don't think I ever had to leave a message. The phone was picked-up on every call. When any issue was presented, Julianne handled it quickly and was always professional. I never write reviews, but couldn't let this agent go without one. We will definitely never use another.


Highly likely to recommend Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Allied Gardens, San Diego, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Julianne Pulido is the most pleasant, knowledgeable, and fun real estate agent anyone can ask for. My wife and I were first time buyers, with more than a million questions. Julianne walked us through the home buying process in a way that made it a fun enjoyable venture. When times got stressful, she was always a call or text away, and never left us hanging. I'm recommending her to all my friends and family!!


To Whom It May Concern: I would like to commend Chick Buffa for the outstanding work that she did for me as my realtor.

This was my first home purchase in California, and without her extensive knowledge of the North County real estate market AND the many details involved in the home buying process, I would have been totally lost! She kept me informed, listened closely to my needs and wants, and then set out to help me find the perfect home. I have to say she did a fabulous job, going above and beyond at all times - she even helped me pick out my new flooring! I will continue to recommend her to friends. I feel very fortunate that I had Chick by my side during the entire home-buying experience! Thank you Chick! Mary Houle San Marcos, CA

Mary Houle

We highly recommend Jacob and his team.

My husband and I were first time home buyer’s, so we had a lot of questions, and Jacob and his team always answered right away. Jacob is knowledgeable and when we were viewing houses he would point out things that could become problems later on and just what to look for. He was also honest if the price was too high, and that was the case for a few houses. My husband was getting out of the military, so we were also figuring out the VA home loan and what requirements it had (which was pretty explanatory, it needed to be move in ready), and Jacob absolutely walked us through that as well. We even appreciated their information on which lenders to go with and advantages/disadvantages from a closing perspective of the few options we were considering. We were thoroughly impressed with Jacob and just how smoothly the process went because he walked us through every step of the way. We were a little outside of their usual area (Menifee) and he was very knowledgeable about that area as well. We absolutely recommend him and his team. We were honest with him that we are only planning on being in the house for 3-5 years or so, and we are absolutely going to use Jacob and his team if/when we decide to sell in a few years. You can’t go wrong with their team if you’re looking to buy or sell. Thanks again, Jacob!


Highly likely to recommend Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in El Cajon, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Julianne is absolutely amazing. We just completed the sale of our old home, and the purchase of our new home. Julianne was there every step of the way. She was always accessible, and never once made me feel like I was a bother….even after 2 million texts. The thing I like the most about Julianne is her integrity as a person. She went far above and beyond all of our expectations. Thank you so much Julianne for getting us into our dream home.

Josie Burns

Love Mike he found us the perfect home and just in time for our baby everything was smooth and clear and he was always there with answers to our questions always going the extra mile and helping us with everything he could he is an amazing person and a great one to work with from our family we thank you so much.

Hector and Tatiana Jimenez

We had just bought a home back in July and Jonathan has helped us though the whole process.

As annoying we were with it constant calls and texts he always helped us and answered our questions. He understood how much we wanted to spend on our home, and helped us find exactly what we wanted. He can find every home in the areas that you choose, so that you have the ability to really see everything that is out there. He really handles a lot for you making buying a home much less stressful, and is always on top of finding new home for you. -He was the best and I would definitely recommend him to any of our friends and family, as a matter of fact he was even recommended to us by friend


My husband and I very much appreciated and enjoyed our experience working with Mike as a realtor.

He definitely took the time to find out what we were interested in which helped in the search. And when it came down to it - he actually found our house (we had deleted it from our search because from the pictures it didn't look like what we wanted - knowing that it really did have everything we were looking for (and more), he suggested we at least take a quick peek. And well.... it is now OUR house and we absolutely LOVE IT!) Excellent experience! Thank you!

Jeff & Gaileen Rautenburg

Mike worked with my wife and I to buy a condo, He did an amazing job and I recommend him anytime I hear that someone might be considering buying or selling a home.

We had the challenge of a small price range mixed with a market of investors paying cash. After a lot of work and many offers we landed a great place for our family. This would not be the case if it wasn't for Mike's diligence and hard work as our Realtor. Mike is so down to earth and easy to work with. Since we have been in our new place Mike has continued to make sure everything is okay, and answered lots of questions in the process. All in all we are very very satisfied with Mike, and will be returning to him as soon as I can afford a house!!!

Daniel & Gretchen Collett

After 6 months of searching the web for homes, my wife and I finally decided to purchase and found Mike on the internet.

We gave him a call and from the beginning he was ready to go to work for us. Patience was crucial for us as we did not want to rush into the first house we saw. He setup and showed us over 30 properties ranging from Escondido to Murrieta over a three month timeframe. Throughout the whole process, he guided and advised us on traditional sales, short sales, foreclosures and the ins and outs of the local real estate market. He made sure we understood the complexity of each type of sale and was always willing to go out of his way to ensure our interests were at the forefront. Also with being in the military, his knowledge of the VA loan process was tremendous and beneficial for us. With his extensive knowledge of the local areas, he provided expert advice on local neighborhoods and areas of our interest. Mike’s personable character and honesty made for an enjoyable experience and there was never pressure to submit offers on any house. With Mike, it was never about submitting on the first house we saw but instead ensuring we got the house that felt right. The next time we are house hunting we will definitely be calling Mike. Mike, you are truly an honest and genuine person and we thank you for making our home buying experience a stress free and enjoyable one. We couldn’t be happier. Thanks for everything you did!!!

Ben & Jessica Pettit

“What we envisioned as a very difficult process turned into one of “smooth sailing” by the Parrys.

We are so very pleased we chose the Parrys to be our REALTORS® – they truly went above and beyond to make this process as effortless for us as possible. We cannot say enough great things about them! ”

Dr. Richard and Rebecca Steiner

Jacob is amazing!

He is very patient, detail oriented, knowledgeable and understanding. He will pick up his phone anytime and walk you through the whole process Stressfree, and if you have questions regarding process/documents he is your man. Strong recommendation for first time buyers. He managed to find us a under market value dream house in two month and 25 days escrow while we spend 18 days abroad. 6 stars!


“Heloisa is one of the hardest working and most ethical Realtors that I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

We worked together on many real estate transactions. Highly professional and a goal setter. She is focused and follows through with the commitments she makes. I would definitely recommend her as your real estate professional!”

Leslie G.

Jacob was an awesome realtor.

He made the process very easy and understandable. He kept us informed through every step and made sure we understood everything that was going on. We are very thankful to him and his team.


Highly likely to recommend Bought a home in San Diego, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: It was such a pleasure to work with Julianne! She is so knowledgeable and willing to work within whatever budget you have. I highly recommend her, not only is she super friendly she is very honest and hardworking. It's always nice to know someone has your back when searching for a house, when negotiating and has your best interest at heart. If you're looking for a realtor in San Diego Julianne is THE BEST! :)

Shana Woods

This review is long overdue!

We purchased our home in the summer around June. Mike is truly a wonderful professional who helped us in every way he could to find us a lovely home in the very competitive San Diego market. He is a genuine and honest individual who will not try to make a deal just for his business. He is patient and understanding. There were times where he actually pulled us out because he did not think it was a good buy for us, or we were paying overboard, and he was right! We really felt like family working with him, and it was very easy to communicate to him our needs and wants. He was patient with us, as me and my wife took our sweet time in narrowing down on a property, and worked with us thoroughly at each and every step guiding us who were first time home buyers. We are very happy with our buy, and would recommend Mike to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. He even helped us with small issues occurring after buying our home, and always gives the best advice. You won't be disappointed with his service. Thank you Mike!


Mike was my agent for over 8 months - maybe over a year - and he was very patient with me as a first time buyer.

He is very knowledgeable and responsive, but he wasn't pushy, which I really appreciated! I highly recommend Mike as I was very impressed with his knowledge of the areas as well as the overall process.

Frank Firman

Very Lucky having Michael being our listing agent, he has been thoughtful to both home seller and home buyer, excellent service making both parties worry free, I would recommend friends to talk to Michael first, then you would choose him as your realtor who has so specialized in San Diego area.

Grace Lin

Coming from having a great realtor in the state we moved from we weren't expecting to have another great one.

Mike has been amazing to work with!! He knows all about the area of SD, and he was tremendously helpful in picking out a home, since he knew so much about how houses are built! We only had 3 days to find a home so he cleared his entire schedule for us. (We were not expecting him to be so helpful!) We highly recommend him to anyone moving to the SD area! If we ever move we will use him again to sell our home!!!

Michael and Jenna Johnson

Mike is the best.

He helped me through the purchase of a short sale with a VA loan and kept on top of things up to last minute (we closed the day it was supposed to get foreclosed on). The sellers agent let many things slip through the cracks that if Mike hadn't noticed them in time would have resulted in not getting the house. I highly recommend him.

Tom Pttigrew

Mike helped me and my wife purchase our first home when we moved to San Diego County in 2008 and our "dream home" in 2013.

He has also helped my parents purchase 2 rental homes in the Temecula area since 2008. As a long time resident of the Temecula/San Diego area, he has extensive knowledge about those areas in particular. He knows absolutely everything about the home buying process, so he's great for inexperienced homebuyers like myself and also for people like my parents with a great deal of experience. Our first house was a bank foreclosure, and he helped us deal with the bank as we made our offer and purchased the home in somewhat of a "bidding war." For our second home, we had to make a few offers and counteroffers with the sellers, in addition to asking for several repairs to be made after we had our home inspection. Mike walked us though that process and gave us outstanding advice throughout. In addition, he knows a lot about what is necessary to maintain and repair every aspect of a house (including pools), so he's able to give great advice about what's important to look for when house hunting and asking for repairs from the sellers. He also has great referrals for plumbers, electricians, handymen, carpet cleaners, etc. Mike is friendly, honest, hard-working, and genuine. Definitely not a phony with a fake smile! I always felt like he was an advocate for us. We plan to like in our current home for 20+ years, but we will ABSOLUTELY ask Mike to help us sell our first home when we decide to do so.

Brain & Camellia Keefer

Mike is an awesome realtor.

He was very helpful and was always available to show me a listing right away. He always gave an honest opinion and recommendations. He helped me find exactly what I was looking for.

Kayla Canton

Mike is the BEST realtor we have every worked with while buying a house.

He listened to what we were looking for in a house, neighborhood, school system, etc. He respected the limits we set for spending on a house and never tried to make us increase our budget. He has continued to be a wonderful resource to us even after we bought our home (i.e. suggestions on contractors, etc.). The house he found for us became our "home" within a short timeframe because it was such a good fit. My husband and I will use him again if we ever move and would recommend him to anyone looking for a house in the San Diego area including it's suburbs.

Adam & Tiffany Flock

" Tom and I would like to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf in the sale of our home in Valley Center.

We feel very fortunate to have been represented by someone as professional and conscientious as you proved to be. Your diligent and capable efforts in marketing our home and your continued effort throughout the sale in tracking the progress of the escrow and keeping us informed, proved to be very reassuring. We are enjoy our new home in Northern California and do wish you great success, you deserve it. "

Tom & Karen Johnston

My husband and I began our search for our first home a few months ago and I am SO glad Mike was referred to us.

Not only did he know every little detail about the area we were searching in, but he truly told us what he thought about it and how it would match up with what we wanted and needed. I was extremely impressed with his experience, knowledge, and willingness to stop what he was doing at any time of the day to show us a property or put in an offer. He took the time to explain every aspect of the home-buying process and didn't mind repeating it a million times to us. In the end, we got the house of our dreams and could never have done it without Mike. Highly recommend!!!!

Michael & Bailey Salazar

"We thank you with all our hearts for what you have done for us.

You definitely went above and beyond expectations and we feel very grateful! Sincerely yours,"

S and M

“While I did not supervise Heloisa directly, I did oversee some of her assigned tasks.

Heloisa, was a very detailed orientated employee, always professional and produced quality work. She has a very positive work ethic, attitude and mannerism. She was always ready to assist with assignments as needed, and I knew the job would be done and done well. I highly recommend her for any job she applies for.”

Clay B.

"We were very fortunate to have Bob and Sharon represent us as our Realtors in the Oceana senior community.

They both are highly skilled, educated, conscientious and stay well informed. All questions were answered in a courteous, professional way. The sale went smoothly. I highly recommend this couple to serve you on the sale of your home. They are encouraging, supportive and trustworthy. We rate them a ten. What a privilege to have the Parrys take care of the details. We are humbly grateful."

Jeanne & Claylon Daves

Mike Bajema has done the absolute best job with my largest financial transaction in my lifetime.

I was completely satisfied with everything he did: low commission rate (I’m very frugal!), honest, genuine character, always answers his phone, definitely has expert knowledge, never seemed in a hurry, always showed me the condos that interested me quickly, he has connections that helps both buyers and sellers plus so much more! I recently downsized from a large 3 story home to a condo and felt overwhelmed and very nervous since I’m a single female that had many unpleasant past agent experiences. When Mike first listed my home, there were other properties in my community with same square footage and list prices about 35 – 40 K lower than mine. This worried me and was thinking I would have to wait it out until next season (when these comps were no longer an issue.) With great surprise, Mikehad strategies that got me a sweet sale price plus found me my “dream condo” with a location that couldn’t be better! The miraculous thing is I only had to move once. (I thought for sure I would have to rent for a while since I had to sell my larger house first—THANK GOODNESS!!!) Mike is my agent for life, as long as we’re local :-)

Nancy Collins

Mike is Awesome!

He helped our family to sell 2 homes and was extremely professional. He helped us to price our homes in a comfortable range, maintained the relationships with the buyers, and kept us on track with all paperwork and other details to finalize the transactions. One of the homes we sold was my grandmothers who had recently passed away. It was very emotional for me and he was exceptionally kind and helpful in keeping us on track, overseeing progress of required updates /repairs to the home, working with the estate attorney, and providing relevant paperwork and information to the accountant. He was overall exceptionally responsive and reliable. And even more importantly, he is a good person. He is fair and on your team which is obvious as soon as you start working with him. We will definitely ask his help for all future real estate transactions in this area.

Jade Shader

"Carlie is wonderful to work with she is great at arranging everything and making the process of looking for your new home so easy!

And she is tenacious at finding exactly what you want!!! Highly recommend her service and personality!!!"

Terry Harris

This review is long overdue.

I was introduced to Mike thru an old co-worker a few years ago and since then he has helped me sold one property and purchased seven other investment properties in the Murrieta area. He took care of everything and made every transaction so seamless. He's always available by phone, text, or email to answer any question. He also made some good suggestions regarding the home-buying process and provided contacts for everything from home repair man to where to get good deals on new appliances. I recently closed escrow on a vacation home in Big Bear with Mike.. My wife and I couldn't be more excited to spend time there with kids. Thanks again for everything!

Bao Nguyen

We've listed and purchased homes with Mike B's help a few times, and we've recommended him to friends and family to assist in their real estate transactions as well.

Mike's calm demeanor coupled with his "seen it all" experience helps to make even challenging real estate deals tolerable for all parties. From start to finish - finding a home, making an offer, dealing with counter offers, getting into escrow, following up with and nudging mortgage lenders, insurance knowledge, inspections, contingency removals, title issues and the list goes on - Mike is there every step of the way. From starter homes to luxury estates and everything in between, Mike's diligence and professionalism helps to make the sale or purchase of your home as pain free as possible.

Rich & Julia Covert

Mike has been a god send since starting our home search, he has helped us in any way possible and has been very patient, honest, and informative.

He is also extremely knowledgeable of the area we are searching in having lived and worked here for many years. I have two children under the age of 2, Mike has been so understanding in bringing papers to me to sign and always being available for any time frame we need so I don't have to truck my little ones all over town. Mike comes highly recommended!

Mark & Dawn Seeman

Michael Bajema listened to us on how we wanted to sell our home.

Having small dogs he understood that we needed qualified buyers only to show our house. He explained and kept us up to date with all comps in our area so that we could agree on a sale price. After we listed our home, he would continue to keep us up to date on the comps so that we could compare how we stood in the market place. Once we found a buyer, Michael was very knowledgeable on the paperwork process and would hand deliver documents to us for signatures. He also took the time to show us other homes in our area so we could get an idea of where we wanted to move. He helped us through the inspections, found us qualified local contractors to assist with repairs, negotiated with the Buyer's realtor and closed our sale. We would highly recommend Michael Bajema.

Robert Harbaugh

I’ve worked with Barb professionally for many years.

She’s has proven herself as an honest, hardworking, and knowledgeable professional that I would easily recommend to anyone!

Trevor Wilde AIF, MBA

Mike just finished selling our Mom's home in record time!

Mike truly exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Mike had a detailed marketing strategy and ensured maximum exposure through social media as well as traditional advertising. One of the things that impressed us was Mike's responsiveness. He is extremely proactive and and kept us updated on a daily basis. We are so glad we went with Mike! Please take our advise and consult with Mike before speaking to another agent. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!!!

Kevin Quinn

Michael was very helpful in providing the information we needed in purchasing our new home.

Michael went out of his way to find all details of every property that we had sincere interest in. Without Mikael I don't think we could of found a better house than what we purchased.

Christian Sandoval

When I first met Michael I was impressed with his knowledge and experience.

But what really sold me on hiring him was the marketing plan he presented me for my property during the interview. It was comprehensive and up to date in terms of local sales and provided me with an accurate estimate of what my property was worth. His follow up and communication throughout the process was superb. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone looking to sell or buy a property. PS: The property was listed on Tuesday, we had an offer on Friday and accepted an offer for $15K over asking on the following Monday. We were able to close in a little over 30 days.

Robert Stroker

Highly likely to recommend Bought and sold a home in 2017 in Oban, Lancaster, CA 93534.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Julianne is absolutely awesome! I have been blessed to have her on my side while going through a speedy 10 day escrow. That's an experience! But Julianne was on top of it and my purchase went through without a hitch. When you are bombarded with paperwork that just keeps coming and your brain starts to overload it is most reassuring to know she is there for you and she helps you navigate your way through it. Julianne also was my agent when I sold my home. It was a trying time due to family issues. It was a complicated sale with issues that were mind blowing and beyond trying. Julianne remained calm and was our rock throughout the entire transaction. Again, she was on top of it. She was always just a phone call away and went above and beyond!!! I know people throw that expression around all the time, BUT I sincerely mean it!!! Her support and expertise was a true blessing! She worked tirelessly for us and we received optimum advice and service both as a buyer and as a seller! Julianne Pulido is the only agent I will ever use! You can't beat her level of service


As a Successor Trustee, Mike made the selling process of my moms home very easy.

He was very detailed, and organized. The communication was great, I was aware of what was happening during the loan process for the buyer at all times. He even traveled during the process and kept the lines of communication open. I would use and recommend Mike for selling or buying a home in the future!!

Joyce Viseth

"If you want a team that goes the extra mile I highly recommend Gidget and Carlie!

They are so easy to work with and make the experience a pleasant one!"

Terry Harris

Highly likely to recommend Bought a Single Family home in Temecula, CA.

Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: We needed to sell our home in Lancaster Cal and move to a location that was safer and less densely occupied. Julianne completed both tasks and found us a very nice home in a great neighborhood to spend our retirement years.


Mike helped my wife and I to buy our first home, and we got a great deal.

He's friendly, knowledgable, and patient. We looked at lots of homes before we focused in on the right one. He adds lots of value to the experience and we're going to recommend his services to all of our friends and family.

Chris & Heather Hudson

Barbara Klasic-Homesmart Realty West — 5 star June 29 · Barbara is an amazing person and extremely hard worker.

She always does what's right and won't let you down!

Brian Joyce
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