When choosing a real estate agent, you become an employer. You have the right to know the credentials and the expertise of the agent you hire to trust with the largest investment in your life. I believe strongly in making this information available to you and welcome the opportunity to provide you with the references.
I’m so excited to write a review for such an awesome agent and her team! She’s exactly what you would wish for when making the biggest purchase of your life. She knows the business, knows the ins and outs of San Diego market, someone to rely onto help you navigate your way through your purchase and she fights for you! She’s great at explaining the process and is available for all your questions and concerns.
When you start working with the Realtor, first and foremost you check their credentials and pre-qualify them by their professional and personal qualities. To clarify Galina’s professionalism – she is a Five Star Real Estate Agent Award Winner!
In the beginning of the sale of our home most frightening was the number of paperwork to be filled out. But with Galina you will be like in the God hands. Everything will be done to the perfection and in the timely manner. You can contact her at any time and she will be able to help and answer any question you have in timely manner.
What else is very important - Galina is very calm and positive person. She will illuminate all your phobias, will write out the entire process step by step. And it all will be under her control. Thank you Galechka we are homeless now; the house has been SOLD!
Will recommend your excellent agent and person.
Antony and Olga
Together with Galina, we went through a very difficult process from finding a condo to buying it. Thanks to her it was much easier, we could call her at any time and ask the stupidest questions and she was always ready to listen and give good advice. Although in our case it turned out to be one of the most difficult cases. Tenants didn’t want to vacate the property, we had to extent our stay in the apartment +1 week, +1 week, +1 week, not having the exact date when we would be able to move in!!! It was sad… we were nervous … Galina was constantly on the phone with the listing agent, court, eviction company, ext. Seller had to go through the court eviction process, finally with sheriff’s help tenant were out of the property and we moved in onto our home!!! Galina helped us overcome all the obstacles and become a proud owner of our home.
Thank you for your work.
Irina and Sergey
I worked with many Real Estate agents, and Galina definitely is one of the best! Her expertise, professionalism, knowledge of the real estate market is really impressive.
We live in WA, and needed to sell a house in San Diego, CA. She was there for us on every step of the process - preparing property for sale, cleaning, repair, staging, negotiating, working with escrow, title, inspector and appraiser. We've got 16 offers in less than a week! She helped us to prepare all documents, and close a week earlier than initial closing day, and even without us flying to San Diego.
If you are looking for experienced and resourceful agent, Galina is the best choice for everybody who wants to buy or sell property in San Diego and area.
All I can say about Galina is that she is great! Not only did she find us a great place, but she managed to negotiate a substantial discount from the asking price and did this in less than a week!I highly recommend her as a professional real estate agent with great negotiation skills and tremendous market expertise.
I am very glad that I have met you and you were the one helping me choosing and buy my apartment-loft. It’s a very great luck to meet such a wonderful person and a professional! I am grateful to you for your hard work and wishing you success and prosperity and! Happy New Year!
Buying a house is an overwhelming process. We spent a few months looking at many homes and finally found it! Galina helped us through the process. From the beginning, she was very informative and organized. She was available by phone, in person, or over text all times. She always emailed us back within the hour to setup showings and she was able to show us every house we wanted to see. Galina is very pleasant to work with. If you need a real estate professional, then she is your agent.
Alex and Irina Kabacky
I want to express my gratitude to Galina for help in choosing and buying a condo in San Diego. Galina is an individual with exceptional professionalism, responsibility and kindness. Just want to note the speed and delicate approach in dealing with any issues that arise in the process of finding the right property, documentations, negotiation, and the ability to coordinate the actions of all parties. We had not the easiest case. From the moment, we start a search for a suitable condo and first meeting with Galina and until the completion of the transaction and payment we had only 3 weeks. Seemingly, it is unreal, all in such a short period of time. But Galina undoubtedly led this transaction from beginning to the end, considering all our conditions and requirements. Everything was done in time; we didn’t even doubt it! Gladly will recommend Galina to our friends and will turn to her again if there is a need for competent REALTOR. Thank you, Galina!
Vladimir and Natalia A.
E-mail: Once again, in this letter we would like to express our huge gratitude for your professionalism and responsiveness! We are glad that that we came across your profile while choosing the Realtor, and choose you as our Realtor - and we are not mistaken! Wishing you prosperity in your work and satisfied customers!
Your work was instrumental in helping me find the right home in a tight housing market and in very specific regions of San Diego. You were very timely with communicating what was available and responding to any questions I had along the way. I would definitely refer you to anyone else I know who is looking to buy or sell properly and would use your services again should I ever need to buy or sell a home. Thank you!
Scott A Holm ”
"As the seller's/listing agent for our condo, Galina truly excelled in every aspect of her job. Not only did she help us find the right price range and employ the proper sales strategy that resulted in the highest possible price being paid for our property; Galina also recommended the right modifications and repairs to be performed prior to the sale in order to ensure the highest possible sales value and return on investment. Galina was with us every step of the way - from the initial property listing, through dealing with our tenants during prospective buyer visits and recommending as well as coordinating repairs with a trusted contractor, to a smooth sales transaction processing, closing and funding. We thank Galina very much for a job well done getting us top dollar for our condo, and would like to highly recommend her services to any conscientious seller or buyer interested in hiring a proven, professional and experienced real estate agent with their best interests at heart.
Dmitriy and Olena Kossenko"
I was so lucky that my best friend recommended you to me. You found me the perfect house which was amazing in this sellers’ market with very little inventory.
Buying and selling properties is very stressful and complicated. Galina helped every step of the way with a lot of patience, caring, professionalism, ability to explain the whole process to me over and over again. She responded to my emails and phone calls very promptly and always reassured me when I freaked out. In the middle of looking for a property and trying to sell mine I had a couple of major personal crisis and Galina was very helpful and loving in my time of need. She found me my dream home in the area which I wanted to live. I am so thrilled and keep pinching myself that I really got my dream home!
It is my great pleasure and honor to highly recommend Galina's services. She is a wonderful, caring person who just wants to do the best job she can for you. You will not be disappointed. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. I feel I have also made a great friend for life!
It is absolutely amazing the way you work, how caring, loving, professional, on top of your game, protecting my deepest interests you were through this quick, and easy buying process of my first condo! You knew exactly what I was looking for! You made it fun and enjoyable! It was more intimidating to think about buying on my own, but then how easy, fast and pleasant you and your professional colleagues made it for me, blew my mind. I can't believe it took only a month and a half and you did all the papers remotely with me while I was abroad traveling, so when I came back everything was just ready for me to move in!!!
Now I am starting this new and exciting chapter in my life in my new amazing condo in the best location for me for the best price!!
I just want to say that anyone who chooses you as their Real Estate Agent are lucky!! You will be their advocate, inspiration and a guarding angel:))
Will recommend you to anyone and everyone! You see what people want and make it happen on their best interests!!! Truly.
“Just try to imagine: you need help from a total stranger.... Something that would require time and focus - and urgently! Did I mention that it was right before Thanksgiving? I didn't? Well, let's keep that in mind as well...
I called Galina Shekhtman because I heard that she was an experienced and dependable RE agent. No introduction whatsoever. I honestly told her that I had nothing to buy or sell (i.e. no commission to anticipate!), but I needed a consultation to fight a bad appraisal of my property, ASAP. With no doubt or hesitation, Galina said "yes" and a couple of hours later she was already at my house, working with me on our two computers. She spent 1.5 hours going over the Appraisal report and the "comps" (recently sold properties in the area). She was warm, compassionate, knowledgeable, and it was obvious that real estate is not just her job - it is her passion.
I did offer to pay for the consultation, even tried to insist - she refused to take any payment... Wow! Galina Shekhtman definitely has my vote - you can definitely rely on her, too!
The first ever real experience in the USA we had - was just a pleasant walk in the jungles of unknown territory of California real estate market. With you, holding us by hand, going from the showings to receiving of the keys, everything we've passed on our way was fun, learning and enjoyable experience. We felt secured, educated and cared of from the very beginning. Now, that we've moved into a new condo, we are incredibly happy and greatly thankful for your professionalism and personal qualities. I knew from the beginning that with my 100% trust in all you do, it is a common sense to give you the control over everything through the whole journey and just relax, which I personally did :) As I predicted, all purchase processes went smoothly and even in less time than we expected. Our questions were answered, out time was saved, and our dream became true! We really appreciate your help, Galina! I would like you to know that you are a true treasure for us, not to mention you are a wonderful friend and a beautiful woman. I would happily refer you to everybody without a moment of hesitation.
Vlad and Ulyana"
"Now I am living in house of my dreams. A real house! This was only a dream before I met her. Galina! And she was the one who made it real. How? Initially I even did not consider the neighborhood that my wife and I liked very much. And I started exploring less desirable but more realistic options. As the first-time home-buyer how much did I know? Very little. But as soon as I had started working with Galina, I became confident I would make the best decisions under her guidance. Her experience and knowledge are invaluable. She devotes herself to her client interests. As soon as you call her, she is there for you. As soon as you express a desire to see a house, she will be there immediately well ahead of you to help as much as possible. You have a question – and she is there to answer or to get the answer. “I want you to be happy” – this is what you hear from Galina, but this is indeed what she does. The long story short, I and my wife are absolutely happy with an excellent purchase. And I am very grateful to not only Galina, but also to those people who recommended her to me, who actually helped me to meet her who helped with my dream-house purchase. Maybe one day you will think the same way about me :)
"Galina is the best real estate agent met in my life. We still sorry for not buying that nice house, which you showed us during few our last days in San Diego. Next time, we'll, definitely, not just listen but follow your advice!)) Many, many thanks!
“Dear Galina, the minute we meat you at the office we fell in love with you: the way you look, your welcoming smile and confidence. Right away we knew, that you are the only agent who we can trustwith the sale of our house! Your patients, knowledge, professionalism, ability to explain the whole process, during our appointment just confirmed our first feeling. We bought and sold homes before, but no one have explained to us the entire process, as detailed as you did. You have explained to us what’s staging is, and that we need it to sell our home for the top dollars. Thank you for taking time and going with us to the stores and helping us pick items to stage our home. You sold our house in a blink of an eye. We wished to sell our house quick, but we didn’t think it’s going to be 2 days! We would recommend you all out friends and family! First impression never lies.
Casey and Julia”
"I was visiting San Diego this spring with my business partner looking for housings (to rent or/and to buy) and have found Galina through Facebook. We asked her about general property advice as well as about some very specific requests about suitable areas to look for, kindergartens and schools, etc. We have been met with an openness and warmth not usual even for California. Galina prepared all information in advance, and then spent two days (actually her private days since it was Saturday and Sunday) showing us around, driving us back and forth, explaining different possible options. She was highly professional and patient, always on time, easy to connect with, holding her words and doing everything helping us making our minds.
It is my great pleasure to recommend Galina’s services to anyone who is looking for a property consultant. You will not be disappointed.
I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for helping me find and purchase my first ever town-home. You made everything SO easy and smooth for me. From day one, you made it your goal to help me find what I was looking for, constantly e-mailing properties that you felt matched what I wanted (and they did!), always going out of your way to make sure I had all the information, setting up appointments on a short notice and just providing the friendly service. You were extremely patient, always smiling and willing to help in any way possible. No matter what the obstacle was you found a way around it!! You were not pushy to get the sale and always looked out for our best interest. Anytime if anyone buying or selling a house, I'm DEFINITELY sending them to you.
Dmitriy Zinovyev "
"We would like to express our gratitude to Galina Shekhtman, who helped us find a home of our dreams. She was highly recommended by people who had done business with her, and she has met all of our expectations! Galina was professional, knowledgeable and very personable. She took into consideration our requests and desires, gave us great advises, and answered all of our questions. She made a process of finding a new home easy and fun! Galina deserves our highest recommendations.
If you need a good realtor, look no further. From the bottom of our hearts – THANK YOU!
"About Galochka Shekhtman: kind, gentle, charming and very demanding in regards to the client interests. A couple of days ago we've closed an escrow. still don't believe it. ... Who guided us through all the twists and turns of this process? - Galina. Who answered all of our questions (and idiotic, I admit)? - Galina. Who found a competent lender? - Galina. Who knew minuscule details of our contract? - Galina (and their agent - no, ha-ha) Despite all the tricks on the other hand, we got what we wanted thankfully to Galina's knowledge and ingenious ability to understand and feel what her clients really need. Only we know how much efforts and nerves that deal cost, but the result is obvious! Thanks for everything: for normal human attitude, experience and professionalism, for friendly advice. In General: any questions regarding real estate is only Galina, only her and nobody else! Dot! Once again many thanks to you and your team!
Alena, Grigoruy and Veronica. "
"The level of service you provide was great. Everything about what you did during the selling process made me feel comfortable about selling my home. Going into the sell I did not know what to expect, just that I really wanted to sell my house. It was easy to reach you by phone but responses by email were just as fast.
Overall I thought it was a very easy selling experience and that is because of you Galina. You handled everything and I hardly lifted a finger. Thank you again for the help and I hope you find some of this email helpful.
"We were so fortunate to have Galina Shekhtman as our realtor. She helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. The house we love! Moreover, Galina sold our condo for the price we wanted under two weeks. The highest in our condominium complex. She was professional, patient and attentive. Galina was always focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding homes that met our needs.
In short, she was always on our side working to make our house purchase and selling condo as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Galina was that she was realtor and friend, who we can trust with such a big decision. We would recommend Galina to anyone. We love you!
Scott & Janetta Lee
I can't thank you enough for your help and expertise in getting my house sold. Although several homes had already sold in the area, your simple yet direct approach achieved results beyond what could have been imagined. To this day I believe it is still the highest sales price in the neighborhood. You made everything quick and easy. You have my highest recommendation. We wish you all the best.
"We want to thank Galina for the great service she provided to find the right house, taking all our desires into consideration, for the best price, and in the location we wanted. The advice she gave and the support she provided resulted in a wonderful purchase. We truly love our new home. Galina is delightful, a professional and made house hunting very simple and positive for us. We highly recommend her as a top notch Realtor to assist in finding a home or property. Her interest in our wellbeing did not stop once the house was found. We did not only get the house our family loves for a great deal, but we also gained a friend. Thank you Galina for all your hard work and support throughout the real estate process!
Collin and Wendy Smith"
"Being a home owner is a dream that I never imagined would come true so quickly. Working with Galina to purchase my first condo was very exciting and seamless. Before I knew it my husband and I were signing paper work and
closing Escrow under 2 months!
As a first time home buyer I was very uneasy and full of questions, however Galina was there to ease my mind and carefully explain the process to me step by step. Galina comforted me by providing such support and clarity. Together we discussed each item and reviewed my various options. Galina was most kind very professional. Her attention to detail saved my husband and I time and money. Galina worked with me to find a lender who offered us a deal of a lifetime, as we were able to lock ourselves into an incredibly low interest rate and purchase the condo at an unthinkably low price, well below market value. Galina saved us over $30,000 dollars and she worked tirelessly until my husband and I were satisfied with the official offer.
If you are a serious about purchasing a house I recommend working with Galina. The ability to close Escrow so incredibly quickly was made possible by the impeccable work ethic of her and her colleagues. Galina prides herself on the submission of flawless paperwork insuring there is never a roadblock impeding one from getting one step closer to owning the property. Selecting the right realtor is critical and I hope sharing my experience helps others realize they need not look further. Galina, thank you for all you have done to provide my husband and I with the ability to purchase our own beautiful place. I feel blessed to have you in our lives to have made this all possible.
Now that the dust has finally settled, and I am preparing to move into my new home, I wanted to take an opportunity to recount my experience with you, and express my gratitude.
The early 2013 real-estate market is tough, the competition is fierce, and first-time homebuyers with a loan (such as myself) are treated as second-rate citizens in the face of numerous cash buyers. With your assistance, however, I had a fighting chance, as you went out of your way to establish a strong case for me with each property I decided to make an offer upon. Your responses were prompt, your attitude optimistic, and your knowledge of paperwork and procedure are of the highest caliber. Furthermore, I have relied on you for advice and consultation, and have always received helpful responses in a "tell it like it is", non-embellished vernacular (something I happen to be accustomed to and prefer).
Thank you again, and know that I will not hesitate to recommend you to others looking to get involved in this market.
I wanted to let you know that we're absolutely thrilled with our first time property buying experience with you.
So far we've got three investment properties and despite all obstacles that came up down the road you made the whole process smooth for us.
We are firmly convinced that we got the best representation from initial request to final closing because of your professional approach, I know that no matter what you'll go beyond and above making sure your customer is happy.
Be sure that you will be the first person we call when we're ready to buy our next unit/house.
Keep up the hard work and best of luck in the future!
Thank you again for all your help!
At first we didn't know where to start. Luckily, Galina came to our rescue. She was very easy to work with, knowledgeable, thorough and professional. With Galina, the whole process went smoothly and quickly, producing the desired results in just one week! We would not hesitate to use Galina as our real estate agent again in the future, and would highly recommend her to anybody with real estate questions of any kind!!!"
Thank you again!
Dmitri and Olena Kossenko "
Thank you so much for helping us find the perfect home! After our first visit to San Diego, we immediately realized it is the place for us. We appreciated your consistent communication, knowledge of the market, your experience and guides. You were generous with your time, gave us good advises. We appreciate your honesty, professionalism, enthusiasm and patience. We had a pleasure working with you on our home purchase. We could not have a better Real Estate Consultant, and would be happy to recommend your services to anyone who is looking to buy a house in San Diego.
Nikolay and Galina Razumkin"
I am writing to say how impressed Bobbie and I were with your services. The expertise and professionalism that you showed us will not be forgotten. We only have good words to say about you. What stood out about you was that you always put us first, and it definitely showed throughout the entire process. We are grateful for your personalized attention during the sale of our house. If we ever sell our house again we will certainly call you.
Kaveh & Bobbie"
I wanted to take a minute and thank you for your professional and immeasurable assistance in our recent acquisition of our new San Diego home. I appreciated your consistent communication, knowledge of the market and your expertise. You went above and beyond our expectations. You were generous with your time, gave us good advice, much needed support and a refreshing positive attitude. We appreciated your honesty, professionalism, preparedness, enthusiasm and patience. You spent countless hours driving us around to familiarize us with the various areas in San Diego. By the time we saw the house that we ended up purchasing, we knew we were making a good and informed decision. We could not have a better real estate agent, and we would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone looking for property in San Diego.
First of all VERY BIG THANK YOU to you for the INCREDIBLE SERVICES! We’re really impressed of your presentation and excellent Business.
Leo and Marianna Grichener
It was our absolute pleasure to meet you and spend some time with you in San Diego. We would like to thank you again for your time and effort. Thank you so much for your professionalism, enthusiasm and great disposition.
We hope to see you again in the near future and looking forward to being able to move to SD.
Renata and Steve
My next-door neighbor is renting to tenants who love the area, are renting through AHP, have a lease through July 2008. You can tell the tenants that I spoke to you about them. I figure you know that area better that anyone and of course, the best one qualified!!! Bill was impressed also, and that isn’t easy:-)
You are a gem!
Col Margaret Cameron"
Thank you so much for helping me find a perfect place that I can now call "home sweet home." It was a roller coaster ride indeed, but in the end you helped me find a place worth all the obstacles we had to go through. Thank you for guiding me on certain decisions concerning the value of a property compared to others around it and whether it was worth even spending time on. You jumped through hoops to make sure i wasn't getting the short end of the stick when it came to bargaining with the other side. You made sure I was happy with every decision made when it came to closing the deal. You stood ground always defending my side when it came to negotiating. And when we finally closed the deal, you made sure I was pampered with a nice celebration, thank you. I appreciate all that you've done for me. I wish you the best and am glad that I've had the great opportunity of working with you. Thank you and best wishes!
We appreciate your help. We were blessed to meet you.
Bohdan, Olga, and Daniel."
I would like to thank you for your assistance during my recent purchase of a residential lot in Rancho Bernardo (Bernardo Trails). Your level of support and diligence throughout the process was extraordinary.
I have been looking for some time to find just the perfect lot to build my dream home on and nothing suitable was available. You patiently searched for a property that would meet my demanding needs. When something became available exactly in the area that I desired you immediately brought it to my attention. When I saw property I immediately know it was the place for me. With your guidance we quickly negotiated with the seller and processed the escrow with almost no effort on my part. Your attention to detail allowed me to complete this transaction smoothly and quickly without any of the headaches I had experienced with prior real-estate transactions. And as you know, I have purchase numerous residential and commercial properties and this transaction, greatly due to your efforts was the easiest I have experienced.
If at any time, you have a customer that would like a reference on your abilities, please feel free to have them contact me and I would be more than pleased to tell them about your outstanding service.
"Dear Galina and Anna,
Thank you for your excellent effort in the sale of our property. Your warmth and professionalism was very reassuring that we had selected the best representation. We appreciate your prompt response to our every need and quick sale of our property.
Calina Echert and John Denear"
“Galina is a great real estate agent!! Very professional, honest, and friendly! The best thing is the great result!!!”
“Galina is a very knowledgeable and trustworthy person. Keep every of her client demand in mind and always find what exactly you looking for. Will recommend Galina to everyone looking for a best possible agent and advisor at the same time that is always on your side
Yefim Rabinovich, New York."
“Galina has worked with some of my Pre Approved Buyers and they have said nothing but great things with respect to the communication and professionalism she has displayed. I do not hesitate to send her my clients!!”
Lewis Bianchi, Loan Officer, Wells Fargo"
“Galina is an extremely hard-working professional, who puts her clients needs above all else. It was a pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable Realtor who made sure that the whole process went smoothly. I would highly recommend Galina to anyone who is looking to Buy or List property in San Diego.”
CK Littlewwod, SENIOR LOAN OFFICER, PACIFICA MORTGAGE"
“Galina took the time to understand what was important to me and worked with me to locate the ideal home.”
“I closed a deal with this agent, a pleasure to work with. It took a long time to find the house, but Galina was very patient, responsive, and professional. I would definitely recommend this agent to my friends.
“I had the pleasure of working with Galina on my first home purchase earlier this year, and could not have been happier with the service she provided from start to finish. I was very impressed with how knowledgeable, professional, and patient she was, but mostly I was, and still am, impressed with the results. Galina guided me through this important event in my life, and was able to provide the level headed, experienced, and honest feedback that I needed. I would gladly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent to work with.
"Dear Galina and Anna!
I called you guys, because I knew Anna and I trust her.
My experience was very positive. I thought it'd be scary and confusing, but Galina and Anna made it simple. They were very professional and prompt and my house sold very quickly. I am glad I chose them.
I think you guys did a great job providing me with all of the information I required.
Yes, they suggested to sell "as is" to hasten the sell.
Yes, they were always a phone call away.
Yes, I feel they always acted in my best interest.
Yes, I will recommend them to my friends and family.