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Jay Becker of the Luxury & Coastal Group maintains a 100% perfect 5 Star Rating on EVERY review he has ever received since being licensed in 1991. In -depth industry and transaction experiences, paired with local knowledges and sound negotiating experience is what keeps clients coming back to Jay for all real estate needs.
04/06/2021 - Akrenee1
Bought a single family home in San Diego
I met Jay Becker 10 Years ago while in my 20's looking for a piece of property in San Diego. I had just moved from Chicago and my budget was at the very low end! I was having trouble finding an agent who took me seriously. I went through two before him. My Bank actually gave me Jay's card. Our first phone conversation was all I needed to trust him. He was willing to take the TIME and EFFORT. Something I was not finding other agents. He is very down to earth and actually drove me to the airport after viewing a property. He sold me my first condo in 2011. Fast forward to 2021. We just closed on our dream home. We had another agent we were working with due to knowing the specific neighborhood we wanted to be in. She was terrible and I could hardly get through one offer with her before I knew I needed Jay. The next home we saw pop up we immediately called Jay and we're able to seal the deal in a day. In today's competitive market he made it happen for us. I knew he would! He never has let me down and now we will use him to sell our current house once we move. We will use Jay as long as he's still working! Please don't ever retire Jay! ??
02/24/2021 - Linda T
I recently tackled house-hunting in the highly competitive San Diego real estate market with agent Jay Becker. He was outstanding in so many ways, and helped me land a beautiful house in the La Jolla/PB area, beating out many interested buyers, and ultimately netting a sizeable buyer’s credit. He is a star quarterback to have on your team. Jay brings to the game, the experience and wisdom of 30+ years in the San Diego real estate market, a winning and easy-going personality with none of the arrogance often found in the profession, incredible patience, constant availability to the client, a seeming super-human abundance of energy, and skillful guidance in the tricky plays required to win in the San Diego market.
1/24/2021 - Diane Child
Bought a Single Family Home in Encinitas
Jay Becker represented us in purchasing a house in Encinitas (in the 5 mil Range), preceded by an enjoyable search of the areas from San Diego to Carlsbad. We were so impressed by his deep knowledge of the area, his ability to discern our needs and recommend properties, and to interface with the other agents representing other properties. Jay was always prompt, going the extra mile for so many situations, responsive at all hours, and very organized. He was exceptionally good at maneuvering through the complicated situations we came up against, and really went to bat for us in several situations. He was so persistent at getting us into properties we were interested in. Plus, he is absolutely the kindest, nicest, pleasantest person to be around. We always felt he had our best interests at heart, and he was always open to our questions, concerns and worries. Finding a new house was a fun process thanks to Jay. We appreciated that he has impeccable integrity, deep experience, and good taste to boot. We can highly recommend him as a real estate agent!
Sold a Home in Solana Beach in 2020
I met Jay Becker through a long time friend who had listed and sold her home with him. She had raved about how professional he had been and how happy she was with the outcome of the sale. So Jay is who I called when I needed to sell my home of 23 years. And I am so glad I did! Jay and his associate Daren advertised in many places; print, digital and even television in order to sell my house. They were always available to me and kept me up to date on any and all efforts to sell the property for the highest possible amount. I so appreciated their professionalism, and positive energy at a time that was extremely stressful. Thank you to both of you!
01/01/21 - Heather Murtagh
Bought a single family home in Rancho Santa Fe in 2020
My husband and I had been low-key searching the housing market in SD for a majority of 2020…and mostly just feeling sad about it all because everything seemed to cost an arm and both legs. At the recommendation of friends, we began working with Jay Becker. Jay helped my husband and I secure our dream home in Rancho Santa Fe just before the holidays, which is nothing short of a miracle considering the boom in the San Diego market and COVID. From the start, Jay really came through for us - constantly arranging showings, (a process made more challenging because of the pandemic) and communicating with listing agents on our behalf. When we were in escrow, Jay helped everything go smoothly and always had our back; Jay thoroughly reviewed our inspection reports, helped us negotiate for credit where it was due, and guided us through every situation. Besides Jay’s sharp professionalism and attention to detail, he brought personality, humor and levity to every single day, something that my husband and I appreciated so much. Shortly after moving in, Jay and his wife arrived at our door with a lovely housewarming basket. It feels amazing to spend the holidays in our new home, we absolutely love our new space and are so grateful to be where we ended up.
11/21/2020 - Harlley Davis
Bought a single family home in San Diego in 2020
I can confidently say that Jay Becker and his team are the best Agents in San Diego by a long shot. I worked with Jay on my first home purchase in 2013 and again just recently when we bought our 2nd home in San Diego. In 2013 we purchased a townhome in Crown Point San Diego that Jay said was a very wise investment and that turned out to be true as property value has increased 30% since we purchased. I knew absolutely nothing about buying a property but Jay makes it easy and will educate you along the way. Just recently Jay guided us through our 2nd home purchase in the "Burbs" Of Rancho Penasquitos ... He played an instrumental role in helping my wife and I come out on top and a very sought after home that had over 10 competing offers on it. The thing that stands out with Jay right away is his experience level. Jay knows the entire San Diego Market like the back of his hand. He may tell you he specializes in coastal properties but we wanted to buy a home in Rancho Penasquitos and Jay came through all the same. He brought us properties that hadn't even hit the market yet so that we could better understand the bang for your buck in "PQ"... but he has been through every possible scenario that can come up in a home purchase or sale and he handles them all with grace and Class. Jay will never make a decision for you but he will give you all the info you need and help you understand how to make the best decision for what you want. Zero pressure . I came to Jay 3 other times over the last 5 years when we were thinking of making another purchase and each time we decided at the last stage to back out because for whatever reason the timing wasn't right. I never got the impression that Jay was annoyed or bothered when we kept backing out , he was always understanding and because of that I stayed in touch. Don't mess around with an inexperienced Agent. Buying or selling a home is too important to put the outcome in someone else hands that doesn't know what they are doing. Call Jay Becker and set up a meeting. I can assure you that when you meet Jay and you do some research on him and his firm you will be confident he is the right Agent for you. 10/10 , 5 Stars, A+ agent ... you won't regret it!
Sold a Single Family home in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
We met Jay Becker at the Sotheby's office on Prospect St in La Jolla, California. His personal magnetism and professionalism prompted us to invite him to our home for an interview. He arrived fully prepared with area comps and a wealth of research he had done on market values. He spoke with us for about three hours explaining everything we needed to know about selling our home in La Jolla. As our agent, Jay worked tirelessly in putting together a high end package for the sale of our home including marketing, advertising, a superbly done and dynamic video of our home and suggestions for staging our home to be more suitable to a wide range of buyers. He was very selective in choosing those buyers that would be capable of purchasing a home in our price range. Upon finding a potential buyer, Jay really went to work. His negotiating skills are of the highest caliber and he was able to bring us an all cash offer with a twenty day close. It seemed miraculous to us and yet I understood the skill and work Jay had put into our home was paying off. Jay Becker can only be described as a top professional in his field. He is personable, easy to get along with and listened to all our questions and needs. After the close of escrow, he continued to help us and the buyer create a seamless transition that was beneficial to both parties. I would rank him the number 1 agent in La Jolla, California.
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's
Sold a Single Family home in La Jolla, CA.
Jay sold my $7.5m oceanfront home in La Jolla and literally found the 'needle- in-the-hay-stack' cash buyer through his smart and targeted marketing backed by top notch Sotheby's International Realty. He is an excellent communicator and negotiator and stays the course through thick and thin until a property is sold, while never losing focus on his #1 goal: to make his client happy. Definitely my agent of choice for any future transaction (buy or sell) and he should be yours too
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Written about Jay Becker
Bought a home in 2019 in North Park, San Diego, CA 92104.
My husband and I retained Jay after one of my clients (who has utilized him on multiple transactions) recommended him. One of the primary reasons we wanted to work with Jay was his decades of experience in the industry. My husband and I are not at all experienced in home buying and older homes in general, and Jay was incredibly knowledgeable and provided us a lot of guidance on how to navigate the entire transaction. We were also attracted to Jay because of his reputation for being a stellar negotiator and he did not disappoint in that aspect either. Because we ultimately ended up pursuing a house that was a trust sale, we were informed from the onset that they were not willing to negotiate or repair anything. However, with Jay's artful negotiations, we ended up receiving a credit of 5% of our home purchase price or more than $45,000. I would not hesitate to work with Jay again and would recommend him to anyone who is need of a spectacular real estate
Written about Jay Becker
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA.
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When we were considering buying a home, my wife and I had an assessment of fair value on a property and we considered purchasing direct from seller pre-market to get the best price. After further consideration, we had heard positive feedback from a few well trusted sources regarding Jay Becker and sought out his advice are very glad we did. Jay proved himself a capable negotiator and was able to get our offer (which was well below the seller's asking price) accepted. He was more than thorough, and walked us through each step of the due diligence and sales process while providing sound advice throughout and even after the close! I would highly recommend Jay to my friends and business associatesMore
03/14/2018 - Jonathan444
Written about Jay Becker on 03/14/2018
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Point Loma Heights, San Diego, CA.
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Jay knows the San Diego's neighborhoods and helped us find the right vibe for us. He showed us several suitable homes for our needs and helped us find the perfect spot. He was very thorough and responsive during the whole process. I always felt confident with Jay and knew we were in good hands. He helped us negotiate a good price and got a great house. He followed through on every step including even going to City Hall to verify the builder's plans were filed correctly. Highly recommend!! Jay is awesome! Would use again anytime
03/09/2018 - mrollins2
Written about Jay Becker on 03/09/2018
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in San Marcos, CA.
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I honestly never take the time to do reviews, but the professionalism, responsiveness, work effort, and expert guidance Jay Becker gave my wife and I was absolutely outstanding. This was our second home, so we knew about the process and generally what to expect, but Jay made the search, the bidding, and closing the transaction so seamless. Any hiccup (not by Jay, but from the seller, seller's agent, title company, etc.) was immediately addressed and a solution was provided. I can't say enough great things about Jay. We are now very happy owners of a beautiful home in the San Elijo Hills area. Thank you Jay - we look forward to working with you in the future!
02/02/2018 - theshwetha
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 02/02/2018
Bought a Townhouse home in 2018 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Jay is fantastic! He’s thorough, knowledgeable, detail oriented, trustworthy, hardworking and truly passionate about his career. His negotiating skills are on point, You will know it when you work with him. As a first time home buyer I was scared to trust any realtor but my wonderful coworker stepped in and introduced me to Jay! After that, the amazing services he has delivered is exceptional. If I am buying a second home, I will only work with Jay. He is solid gold. Also I don’t take my time to write reviews so...
12/26/2017 - johnvldz
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 12/26/2017
Showed home in 1995 in Poway Grove Park, Poway, CA 92064.
I very *rarely* endorse anything or anyone. However, I was compelled to make an exception for Jay Becker of Sotheby's. From the introduction phase Jay was very personable, non-pushy, had a not-a-salesman attitude, and he was very knowledgeable. I was impressed both with his patience and being readily available almost 24x7. I truly liked his professionalism and representation of us when we finally "won" out on a multiple-bid property. If you're looking for a realtor and are in the San Diego area, you would be crazy not to use Jay!
11/30/2017 - dmerz2
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 11/30/2017
Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Mission Valley East, San Diego, CA.
I searched for recommendations for a realtor to help me find a condominium in San Diego. I was living in Florida and wanted to deal with someone that would take an active search role for my new home. Jay Becker came highly recommended and I found out that he is one of the best. He was able to complete the purchase for me while I stayed in Florida. His communications were always timely and informative. His sage advice has allowed me to find an excellent new home. Many thanks to Jay and his team for their professionalism.
07/12/2017 - user668029
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 07/12/2017
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Ridgeview-Webster, San Diego, CA.
We originally utilized Jay's services to buy our home in 2012. When it came time to sell we could not think of anyone else to ask except for Jay Becker and his wonderful team. His professionalism and constant drive is amazing! He was able to go above and beyond the goal that he set forth. We would recommend his services to everyone!
07/09/2017 - user12728929
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 07/09/2017
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Feel so lucky and fortunate to have found Jay. Was not sure if he'll deliver or meet my expectation at the beginning as I never had good experience from previous brokers. One day one, I asked him on if he'll be there with me from beginning to the end or will he pass on the work to the other associates in office. He promised me that he'll be the one who handles it. Not only did Jay kept his promise, he went above & beyond his professional parameter numerous times just to make sure the transaction stays at its course and time. Jay kept me posted on every little detail & even makes follows up after close of escrow. I definitely will recommend Jay to all my family and friends. Thank you, Jay for an amazing experience.
04/05/2017 - mbmdena
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 04/05/2017
Sold a Condo home in 2017 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Jay represented us when we sold a La Jolla condo. There had been legal problems that stalled sales in the building in recent years, so it was a challenge. He went way above and beyond in prepping it for sale. We never expected that but we are grateful that he was able to highlight all the best points of the property. He also deployed the full array of marketing tools in his toolkit, generating tremendous interest when the condo hit the market. The offer that we accepted came in the first few days and the escrow was both speedy and smooth. We are very pleased with the outcome. Jay represented us in the past as buyers, too. Now we know he's great in both buying and selling. More
03/16/2017 - marylischke
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 03/16/2017
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Jay is a fine! He found an off-market property that perfectly met our needs; speedily negotiated a great price for us; kept on top of the closing documentation, including have his own coordinator to make sure nothing slipped through the cracks; and continues to be responsive when we have questions about the transaction. I highly recommend him! More
03/15/2017 - raefmachado
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 03/15/2017
Sold a home in 2016 in La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037.
Jay went above and beyond for me. He even cleaned my house because the tenants left it a mess! I live out of state, so I wasn't able. I would highly recommend Jay Becker!
02/23/2017 - leiyuhuang
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 02/23/2017
Sold a Condo home in 2017 in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA.
The whole process from head to start has far exceeded our expectations. Jay has gone far and beyond with his services from being aggressive but professional with marketing/staging/photography, courteous and communicative with every process and questions, and very knowledgeable and skillful in handling every situation. We put our trust in him and he took care of us in return. We would use him all over again!
02/13/2017 - scrawn78
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 02/13/2017
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Coronado, CA.
It was our complete pleasure to deal with Jay, he was prompt, courteous and extremely professional, and helped us throughout the whole process of purchasing our dream vacation home!
02/11/2017 - emily reksten
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 02/11/2017
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Jay was the absolute best! As first time buyers trying to navigate the market, Jay made it easy every step of the way, going out of his way to help us get our dream home. He is the exact sort of person you want representing you - knowledgeable, dedicated, and ready to get the job done.
09/24/2016 - RiverOaksSanctuary
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 09/24/2016
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1 Mil in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA.
This was the second time that we worked with Jay Becker. The first time, he was our buying agent and although we were under a tight timeline to buy a house, Jay patiently worked with us and always put our benefits first before his. He was very professional and delivered perfectly and we were able to purchase a beautiful house in Sorrento Valley. We happily lived in the house for 3 years and due to business reasons, we decided to move to Bay area and sell the house. Since it was later in the summer that we decided to list our house, the market was slowing down and it wasn't much time left to the end of summer and start of school as we had to make sure the house selling will not cause my son to miss the beginning of school or change of school at the middle of the year. So, we were not sure how the process will go and if we are able to make the moving happen on time, this time our timeline was even tighter. After bringing Jay up to speed, it was such a relief that he assured us that if one agent in town can deliver the best value sell under our time limit, will be him. And sure he did deliver again. During the the listing was official on MLS, through pre-listing marketing he was able to bring so much interest to our house and we received two very good offers of which the second was higher and better term and we accepted it before we were on MLS. He was able to get the most value out of the improvements we made in the house, despite of some negative comps in the area. He found the perfect buyer who appreciated how we have improved exterior and interior of the house, that's why he broke the neighborhood's record on selling price of houses similar to ours. Everything went smoothly during the contingency period and the house closed in almost 3 weeks. He was even able to negotiate a 2 week rent back from the buyers so we get enough time to pack and move. With lots of good memory from San Diego and our Sorrento Valley house, we are exploring Silicon Valley and enjoying our new place. Thanks to Jay, we were able to pull this move off successfully.
08/31/2016 - RobinKR
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 08/31/2016
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $1.675M in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA.
We met Jay at one of his listings when we were only casually looking. That house wasn't right but Jay's enthusiasm for the area turned us into serious buyers while his experience, knowledge and low-pressure style convinced us he was the right fit for our agent. Jay immediately confirmed our decision with his insightful assessment of the list of houses we had identified. He listened to and observed our reactions during showings to come up with additional properties. He even took notes on each property, so that he could help us remember things about the different houses. When we were a little stuck, Jay proactively searched out under construction properties and listings not yet on the market. Throughout the search process we found his advice invaluable and directed at finding a house to meet our needs foremost. He was very patient, never pressured us and was always responsive. Once we found the right house, he went to work to make it ours. Jay advised us on the offer and then successfully negotiated to get it for less than what we would have paid. Jay was just as attentive after contract acceptance as he was during the search. There were some repairs needed that many sellers would not have done, but Jay got them to do everything we asked for. His negotiating style is not antagonistic at all, which preserved a good relationship with the seller. He kept in close contact during the process leading up to closing to ensure that nothing fell through the cracks. When we had a reluctant title officer, he called someone he knew to walk the property and make us feel completely comfortable. He continued to check on repair progress up to the final walk-through. Even after closing, Jay has continued to work for us, checking in to make sure everything is okay. We always felt that he put our needs first. His integrity, thoroughness, work ethic and experience make it easy for us to recommend him to anyone looking for a new home. Next time we move, hiring Jay Becker as our agent will be the first step!
08/08/2016 - Juliana R
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 08/08/2016
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.15M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
I had the pleasure to meet Jay Becker as soon as I moved from Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego. My husband and I didn’t know any brokers in the city and we needed a broker to rent a place. Luckily our paths crossed Jay Becker’s path and since then we rented a condo in La Jolla, we bought a condo in Pacific Beach, we later sold this condo and we bought a house in La Jolla, all with Jay’s Impeccable guidance. All those transactions were very successful because Jay Becker kept an eye on the market and even got us into homes before they hit the market. Having an agent that we trust made the process stress free and enjoyable. Jay Becker was above our expectations every step of the way on both sides, the buy side and listing side of the business, our sale achieved top market price re-setting the neighborhood comps and he found us our dream house in La Jolla and we couldn’t be happier. We truly recommend Jay if you are looking for an outstanding broker. He is an expert and a perfectionist on everything he touches. He won’t be satisfied if you are not satisfied.
08/05/2016 - user80275983
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 08/05/2016
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $2.8M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
we recently bought a house and sold a condo with Jay's superb guidance. I am convinced that we would not have been as successful with either transaction without Jay's amazing skill as a thoughtful, smart, caring real estate broker. I know, these qualities are so rare in this tough business but never once have I felt that Jay wanted anything but our happiness and watched him work tirelessly on our behalf, managing our expectations, thinking outside the box and caring every step of the way. I am grateful that he was our broker and would recommend him ( and already have) without reservation 100% of the timeMore
08/05/2016 - mosten
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 08/05/2016
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $2.8M in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA
.Our extended family has used Jay Becker in 6 home transactions---each one with superlative service and results. Jay is the finest real estate broker I have ever met and I have been in law practice for 44 years. He is creative, prepared, and gets along well with other brokers and real estate personnel. He would never sacrifice our satisfaction for a quick commission. We trust him with our most important decisions and he has never let us down.
07/24/2016 - garg rishi1
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 07/24/2016
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $675K in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA.
We had recently bought a house thru Jay Becker. Ours was one of the tough Escrows as the seller party was least cooperative and had extremely difficult selling agent. Here is where Jay's vast experience in handling differrent kinds of Transaction came into play. Jay handled this extremely difficult selling agent in whatever best possible way he could. In many cases he went above and beyond that buyer's i.e. mine interests are taken care of.... Our was competitive situation where we came across multiple offers. Jay's wisdom in tackling a tough Seller Agent along with thought process in terms of how to win a multiple offer situation proved to be boon for us. It was due to Jay's sharp mind and situation awareness that we were able to have our offer selected amongst multiple offers In our situation Seller wished to continue staying in the house for a month or so after close of Escrow. Jay made sure that proper Move-in/ Move-out form was filled up making sure SELLER continues to take care of the house in best possible even while he was renting. Since, I have been first time home buyer, I had tons of questions and confusions. Jay was always extremely patient with me and like a great mentor kept guiding me across thru the entire process. Many a times, he called me at night just in case he was busy during day and patienty explained me what our next steps should be in the process. Just to conclude will say that Jay is great Realtor and proves every penny's worth during Home Buying or Selling process. He is all about taking care his client's interest and leaves no stone unturned to make sure the Clients rights and interests are full protected and makes every effort to get the Transaction/Escrow process close smoothly and in his client's favor. I strongly recommend Jay Becker for Realty Needs. Without any doubt, would chose Jay again in future if needed. Regards, Rishi
11/05/2015 - svetlanafurlong2006
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 11/05/2015
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $925K in University City, San Diego, CA.
Jay was a delight to work with in the search for our new home here in San Diego. He provided us with a number of properties that met our needs and gave us, as newcomers to the area, considerable insight into where we should be looking and the type of property. His knowledge of local property and areas appears to have no bounds, and he is the best negotiator that we have ever met with; the result a great house at a great price. In addition he gave us a complete understanding of the purchase process here in the USA and especially in California, and he actually made the whole buying experience enjoyable. We would have no hesitation in recommending Jay for the dedicated service and assistance that he gives and not least for his tenacious approach to negotiating for his clients
11/04/2015 - davidfurlong2003
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 11/04/2015
Bought a home in 2015 in University City, San Diego, CA 92122
For exceptional service and attention, Jay is the "go to" person in real estate. From the moment that we first contacted Jay on the telephone from the UK when moving to California was a dream, through our first meeting having arrived to our eventual purchase, Jay has worked tirelessly to find us the home that matched our criteria, and thanks to his excellent negotiating skills at a price that we would not have thought possible. Jay has been with us every step of the way in both advising us on California property purchase and of California life. For anybody seeking that "A1" personal service with attention to your every needs we would recommend Jay without any hesitation.
10/01/2015 - user1642920
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 10/01/2015
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.275M in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA.
Jay Becker is a wonderful person to work with. We bought our vacation home in San Diego through him. He is very knowledgeable, professional, hardworking and a great negotiator (we would have paid more for our house had it not been for Jay). Can say with certainty you will not go wrong with him!
09/13/2015 - user40654114
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 09/13/2015
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2015 in Ridgeview-Webster, San Diego, CA.
Jay Becker provided us with excellent service! He is patient, kind, and knows exactly what needs to be done to move a listing along in both the buying and selling process. He really worked with us to make our experience as stress-free as possible and showed a depth of caring for us as a family that really helped us make the right choices. We ended up not selling our home for personal reasons but when we decide to sell again he will be the first person we call.
07/10/2015 - zuser20141118113139071
Written about Jay Becker Sotheby's on 07/10/2015
Bought a Condo home in 2008 for approximately $500K in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA.
Jay is a dynamo when it comes to real estate in San Diego. He walked me through the process on buying my first home and taught me a lot about the business along the way. He's motivated and exceeded my expectations. You want this guy on your side of the transaction because he's a master negotiator. He negotiated a great deal for me and I got my house much below the market price. Highly recommended
05/18/2015 - ToniMcClain
Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA.
Wow, what can we say about Jay... Jay served as our real estate agent when we bought our first home and when we sold our first home. He negotiated the price both times in order to get us the best deal possible - allowing us to buy under the asking price and sell highly over the asking price. Business aside, Jay is a great person. He is so kind and honest, and he was upfront with us from the start. He kept us up-to-date on the progress of each step, and he was always available for our questions. Jay and his team were extremely professional, and they went above and beyond for us. We would highly recommend Jay for all your real estate needs in the San Diego area.
07/02/2014 - Harley davis
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $725K in Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA.
06/26/2014 - user9952156
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in North Clairemont, San Diego, CA.
Jay is very profession and works diligently to get the best value for his clients. He takes the time to explain every step of the home buying process and made the daunting task of buying a first home go very smoothly, even when the other realtor he is working with is completely unprofessional. Jay was great and I highly recommend working with him. I will definitely work with him again in the future.
03/28/2014 - ssmork
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in University City, San Diego, CA.
Jay works really hard for his clients to make sure they get the best deal in their real estate transactions. He is a savvy negotiator and has great attention to detail to make sure that his clients don't get caught unaware on any issue. We highly recommend Jay Becker and his team.
12/10/2013 - paty29
Bought a home in 2013 in Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.
If you are looking for an honest, responsive and experienced realtor who can guide you thru the home buying process from beginning to end: Jay Becker is the one to call. Knowledgeable and trustworthy by all accounts!!
07/25/2013 - user7895268
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $950K in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA.
Jay is the best agent you could ever imagine. He is way different than the agents I have seen so far.
04/05/2013 - user9424973
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $725K in Encinitas, CA.
Jay at Lux-RE-Homes went above and beyond all expectations in helping my family to buy a very special piece of Property in North County San Diego! Our buying situation was less than ideal and we faced many obstacles. With odds against us, Jay never gave up! He stuck with us, guiding us through the shark invested waters, which the real estate market can be at times, to triumph in the end! We did it! Thank you Jay!!
03/16/2013 - user3041595
Sold a home in 2013.
San Diego is experiencing a sellers' market. Some properties are receiving 10-15 offers over night, which was the case while we were searching. Jay was our buying agent and made sure our offer got accepted. He has a great personality and works hard. In this market you need an agent to help your offer stand out. Sellers often choose who they want to sell to based on your agent and how easy they are to work with. Jay Becker is an asset to have on your side. Highly recommended.
02/11/2013 - pertallon
Bought a home in 2012 in La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037.
Jay patiently waited several years for me to find The House, picking me up from the airport and taking me back again. When I found The One, he went to bat for me most impressively. Very professional. And, he is a good person.
01/21/2013 - user0068237
Bought a Condo home in 2012 in Harborview, San Diego, CA.
As a first time home buyer I should say that the process can be nerve racking and sometime make us feel lost. Jay did an amazing job explaining me every step to make sure my interests were protected. He was always available and returned all my calls and texts really quickly. Jay also contacted me every time there was a new update to make sure we were on the same page. I felt that I was really connected with him which made the process a lot easier for me. We closed in a shorter time than I was expecting and I can say that I am now a happy homeowner. I will recommend his service to anyone looking for a real estate agent. Buying a house is something huge in a lifetime and I can say that Jay is the guy. His experience definitely makes a difference.
10/18/2012 - TonyFlower
Bought a home in 2012 in Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.
Jay has been our agent now for over 2yrs and over that time has worked tirelessly on securing the best properties for us as a family. On hand, at times 24hrs a day!!! We cannot speak highly enough or recommend him more strongly. He has negotiated and talked us through the rental and buying process, scheduled appointments at a moments notice, accompanied us on countless viewings, always prepared to go that extra mile. On our eventual purchase Jay really stepped up to the mark, ensuring that we not only got the best price but that every detail in the contract had been meticulously studied and confirmed, ensuring that there were no hidden surprises on completion. Thanks again for spending the time to really understand, what we as your clients required from a home. Tony, Johanna and family
10/10/2012 - user0243200
Bought a home in 2012.
Jay Becker of OWN-SD.com is a highly talented and dedicated professional who gives 150% of his time and energy to make sure you find your dream home.
You cannot find a better representative.
09/14/2012 - user668029
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Ridgeview-Webster, San Diego, CA.
Our agent was Jay Becker. He was the most experienced, pleasant, professional, and aggressive agent we have ever worked with. He fought for more than what we asked for and always kept us updated no matter what time or circumstance. He was also very up front with everything good or bad and gave us solutions to problems immediately which allieviated multitude amounts of stress.
08/30/2012 - user122514
Bought a home in 2012.
Jay Becker with Lux-Re-Homes has been nothing but an absolute professional with us throughout our entire journey of purchasing a house. He went out of his way to assist us in finding a place to rent when I arrived out here 2 years ago and came through on his promise to help us with our home purchase. As an active duty member it is important for me to find someone that is flexible and able to change with my schedule. That is Jay. No matter your price range, he has experience through all income levels. A hard worker that is 100% committed to his client. I would refer him anyone in the future without question.
06/08/2012 - user8977532
Bought a home in 2012 in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA 92117.
We worked with Jay Becker to buy our home. He is very knowledgable about the housing market and the buying process and was really great at negotiating. He always kept our best intrest in the forefront of his mind and met and exceeded all of our expectations. We highly recommend him.
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 07/12/2012
Thank you for your review. I appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and wish you the best in your new home.
05/22/2012 - user6460386
Showed home in 2011 in San Diego, CA.
I worked with Jay Becker for a few years as me and my wife got into the market for our first home. He showed us a ton of properties over about a 2 year period, and helped us put offers on a few. He spent many full afternoons with us driving us around, and the whole time was teaching us about the process. Jay is extremely thorough, patient, and puts absolutely no pressure on the buyer. He goes out of his way to ensure that your comfortable and make an informed decision. I recommed Jay to everyone I know, and I look forward to working with him again.
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 07/12/2012
Thank you for your kind words, where you signed in with a generic number I do not know who to thank, so if are seeing my response please let me know who you are as I appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review.
05/08/2012 - user258134
Bought a Townhouse home in 2012 in La Jolla, La Jolla, CA.
Lux-RE Homes is the best! I had such a wonderful experience with Jay. He answered all of my questions and was so on top of communication. I am in my dream home and very happy with the entire process.
05/04/2012 - AnupMarwadi
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $400K in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA.
Jay Becker at LUXREHOMES was referred to us by a good friend because we were tired of dealing with other agents that weren't qualified enough or were too aggressive and pushy. My friend highly recommended Jay and boy he was right!
02/09/2012 - asecretbeach
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $375K in La Mesa, CA.
We are coming up on the one year anniversary of living in our new home, and are still talking to friends about the great results of working with Jay. A lot of folks can show you property, but in the end as a buyer you need an agent who is going to help you actually acquire property. Aside from being a stellar person - Jay was clear, direct, and informed. His negotiating abilities on our behalf were remarkable. His persistence and follow through with passive and resisting parties was the difference between getting our dream house or not. (That's a big difference!) If we have the opportunity to purchase another residence in the San Diego area, it will certainly be with Jay.
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 02/11/2012
To answer the question, 'can you really LOVE your job' in the case of working with yourself and Gustavo that would be a big YES. It was nice to have a success story that benefits a great family. Enjoy your home and I am excited to see how your artistic design ideas take form in your home.
07/23/2011 - asteinhoff
Showed home in 2011 in Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA 92130.
Jay was extremely helpful in our search for a home. He really went above and beyond what we expected and helped us a great deal. He is easy to work with, very knowledgeable about the San Diego area, and an extremely hard worker. We would (and have) recommend Jay to anyone looking for a home in the San Diego area. He is a true professional!
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 02/11/2012
Thank you Amy and Eric. I look forward to bringing forth the best property options to you as we get closer to your purchase time table. I look forward to working together this year.
06/09/2011 - mvboughton
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $625K in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA.
With Jay's help, we recently purchased a lovely single family home in North Pacific Beach. We purchased this home in a competitive environment and Jay navigated the process, relationships and negotiation with the utpost professionalism. We truly believe we would have lost this opportunity if we had any other realtor representing us. Jay is a master negotiator with expert ability to read a sales situation and negotiate terms that will satisfy all parties. We hope to use Jay as our realtor for many years to come and highly recommend him to others.
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 06/09/2011
One clear advantage was preparedness. You responded quickly to my notification that this property just hit the market, and we were able to obtain seller acceptance the day the property hit the market. Patience, and diligence on your part allowed us to navigate through the trust sale efficiently and close 10 days early. You are ideal clients, and wonderful people. Lots of health and happiness in your new home. Jay
06/08/2011 - barnwbc
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $425K in Escondido, CA.
Jay went the extra mile, and then some, to get a tough deal closed for me this past year. He was very thourogh on documentation and was always there to answer my many questions as it was my first home purchase. Even though I wasn't a million dollar listing, I got the same treatment that Jay gives his high end buyers. I was very impressed!
06/07/2011 - dw021880
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $325K in Northwest, Chula Vista, CA.
Jay helped us buy our first home and we were extremely impressed. Jay is a master negotiator and very knowledgeable about the current market conditions which played a major role in helping us land a great deal on the perfect home for us.
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 06/08/2011
Derek and Laura, Every geographic market, and market cycle has it's unique idiosycracies, and the key is to capitalize on them we did on your purchase. I was very pleased that you selected me after your thorough review of several other agent candidates, and your inherent trust in me was appreciated and respected. Glad you are happy and I wish you the best. Jay - www.OWN-SD.com
12/20/2010 - miamedia
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $500K in Talmadge, San Diego, CA.
Jay Becker worked tirelessly to help us find an incredible property. We viewed properties spanning from San Diego County to North County and Jay was very knowledgeable about coastal and inland neighborhoods. Once we decided on a property, Jay proved to be an aggressive negotiator and we were very pleased with the outcome. We have already recommended Jay to several friends and we will continue to do so.
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 12/20/2010
Alex and Tapitha....it was nothing short of sheer pleasure in landing your dream home. All good things come from hard work, and could not have been done without your patience and cooperation as well. Have a great holiday season. - Regards, Jay
12/13/2010 - GoDawgs1
Bought a home in 2010 in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109.
Jay recently helped me close on a house in North Pacific Beach. I could not be happier with his professional service, candid guidance and most importantly, his punctuality in returning calls and answering questions. Being a first time home buyer, Jay took the time to make sure I fully understood every aspect of the transaction. I feel confident that I made a great investment and would recommend his service to any family member or close friend. In fact, I already have! I keep in touch with Jay and he has become a great friend. Thanks again, Jay!
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 03/25/2011
What could be a greater compliment than to have a client tell me that they want to transition to the Real Estate industry and work together? I enjoyed working with you and look forward to a long term relationship in the years that follow.
12/09/2010 - illbrn1
Bought a home in 2010 in Northwest, Chula Vista, CA 91910.
We were up against a few investors with cash and Jay was able to negotiate our offer to the top position which led to the purchase of our first home. Jay was very upfront about everything in the process and he will be the first we call in the future.
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 12/09/2010
Derek and Laura, thanks for the kind words. Buying your first home can be overwhelming, and I am happy that we were able to make your comfortable, and well informed. You have a wonderful home and we wish you all the best.
12/08/2010 - flyfreemark
Bought a home in 2010.
Jay and his team did a fantastic job of locating the oceanfront condo we were looking for. He spent lots of time with us educating us on the communities and also paying attention to our particular desires to help focus on the best choice for us. When we made our choice he negotiated through a very complicated bankruptcy & HOA lien situation saving us a six figure amount. His proactive work with our bank lender, the escrow company, and the HOA was the difference between closing and losing the deal altogether.
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 12/09/2010
Mark and Sharon, Thank you for you nice review! We were well prepared for all the obstacles that we faced, and I commend you on your patience and support throughout. Having a banking background definitely helped in our negotiating on this bank owned property. We are glad that you are happy with your property, and we hope you continue to enjoy bluffside home and your panoramic ocean views. You were a delight to work with.
12/08/2010 - mmurrill
Bought a home in 2010 in La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037.
We found Jay through his very useful Web site and found him to be highly attentive to us throughout the search for an investment property, through the offer process and through the purchase. We don't reside in San Diego so we relied on him a lot. He is very knowledgeable about San Diego properties. He represented our interests very well and we would recommend him to others looking for a San Diego home or investment property.
Response from JAY BECKER Sothebys on 03/25/2011
MaryBeth and Dave, It was a pleasure. NASA (your employers) have put ME to the test and it was a successful mission. I appreciate the opportunity to work with consummate professionals that bring forward great insight. I hope you enjoy your property. Best Regards Jay