John & Elizabeth Finley | The Finley Group - Testimonials

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Elizabeth and John were exceptional in finding us our dream home.

This was our first house and Elizabeth really understood what we were looking for in the type of house, area, neighborhood and schools that we wanted for our family. John and Elizabeth went above and beyond to make first time buying experience the best that it could possibly be. We will use The Finley Group for all of our future real estate needs.

Past Clients

We had a great experience purchasing our home through Elizabeth and John.

They are very knowledgable of the San Diego area and gave honest feedback on the market value of each home we viewed. When we finally made an offer, they were very strategic and advised us through the entire closing process.

Matt Franklin

I have enjoyed working with The Finley Group.

Elizabeth is responsive, thoughtful and organized. She successfully fields inquiries for the landlord and responds to any issues quickly. She enjoys what she does.

Anthea Billings

John and Elizabeth made our home buying experience as easy and quick as possible.

They were readily available, experienced, and insightful in assisting us with every step of the process. We felt we had an advantage in a competitive market with these 2 on our team!

Laura Marcoux

For Purchase of Home and Rental assistance: “Hi John and Elizabeth, Jonathan and I have been so impressed with your professionalism, expertise, wonderful service and attitude starting with my rental in Del Mar.

We are so glad to have met you, and you have been invaluable in our smooth transition here. We will recommend you enthusiastically to our friends and will certainly reach out again if we have any need for any real estate advice. Best, Jean and Jonathan” Sale of Home: “Thanks to both of you. John, I mentioned to Elizabeth that our just-completed Washington real estate transaction was characterized by a fair amount of dubious competence, especially right before the close. The stress we endured as a result was a complete contrast to the ease and confidence we felt had in the Caudor sale, beautifully handled by you both. Very much appreciated, and best to you both. “You have been so helpful to us transitioning in and out of the SD area. We are so grateful to have met up with you. The best to you both. Jean and Jonathan”

Jonathan Heuer and Jean Liu

Thanks so much, Elizabeth, for making my home purchase a great experience!

You listened to my needs and provided listings in my price range. You answered my questions and explained terms I was unfamiliar with. I appreciated your patience, and would totally trust you for future purchases!

Len Newman

Liz and John did an outstanding job in finding us a house in the the neighborhood we wanted.

They did this in a relatively short period of time and provided us with excellent service. At the time, we were under some time constraint as newly married couple with a baby on the way. The Finley Group found us the house we wanted and proved to be very helpful in the negotiation and closing process. My wife and I highly recommend The Finley Group for your real estate transactions.

David Montesano

I have worked with Elizabeth and John Finely for the last 5 years.

I have been very pleased with the level of service they provided me as my leasing agent on my vacation rental in Del Mar CA. They also did a great job in selling my personal home in Del Mar CA in 2015. Elizabeth and John are very detailed oriented, kind and competent. They are a great team and I am happy to recommend them.

Dina LIeber, Del Mar

I recently purchased a house in Encinitas (July 2020) and used Elizabeth Finley as my real estate agent.

She came highly recommended and did an excellent job throughout the process. She always seemed available to help me find the type of house I was looking for, and was extremely attentive to any questions or concerns that I had. I have probably had 15 real estate transactions over the last 35 years, where I used a realtor to facilitate my buying and selling, and this lady was the best of that group, and yes I would highly recommend her! Steve, A happy new Encinitas homeowner.

Steve Gunn

Great team to work with!

Elizabeth and John Finley were amazing and I highly recommend working with them! They are professional, experienced, extremely knowledgeable, accessible and very responsive. They made the process of selling and buying a home so easy. Their attention to detail helped make my experience stress free. A complete joy to work with! I would highly recommend both Elizabeth and John if you are buying or selling your home. You will not be disappointed.

Kathy Osborne

John and Elizabeth were fantastic to deal with.

They provided great customer service and looked after every detail of our home sale, and made it go very smoothly. We would definitely recommend John and Elizabeth for you home selling or purchasing requirements. We will for sure be working with them again.

Dean Barringer

John and Elizabeth were so awesome helping us sell our home (August 2020)!

They were especially great at showing our home on short notice and being present in our home for ALL of our showings to answer any questions the potential buyers had. They are both super friendly and got back to us with any and all questions we had. They also helped me find a wonderful new home:). I would highly recommend them for any real estate transaction!

Lisa Gunn

Elizabeth and John were instrumental in helping my wife and I buy our first home.

They held our hands (as first time buyers) and made a complicated process quite easy!

Daniel Shoten

It was a pleasure working with the Finley Group.

John and Elizabeth are awesome realtors and are very knowledgeable and professional. They helped us from start to finish with answering all of our questions throughout the entire home buying process. We would highly recommend them to anyone in the market!

Dee Field

I have had the pleasure of working with John and Elizabeth in a professional capacity, helping them to develop their personal brands in real estate.

I often get to know more about our clients than some of their own friends and family members! I find them both to be among the most genuine and approachable people I’ve met. Their focus is on guiding sophisticated homeowners and families in achieving their own idea of a Coastal San Diego Luxury lifestyle. And trust me, they were born for it! We’re proud to have this dynamic duo in the BrandFace family, and I know you’ll adore them as much as we do:)

Tonya Eberhart

I would like to take a minute to let you know how much I appreciate the time and effort that you both put into my sale and repurchase.

Considering all of the obstacles and craziness associated with these deals, I think you guys did a really great job and showed great professionalism, all along the way. I know you also went beyond your responsibilities as an agent many times during the process and I am grateful for that as well—I would have had a much more difficult time getting through this process if I had worked with another team. I have an awesome house in a great spot to now settle into and all considered, I am very happy I made the move! Great job and thanks again!”

MIke Papalia

Elizabeth and John have a wealth of experience and are great people to work with.

My wife and I can’t recommend them enough!

Steve Pearson

I am very grateful for the Finley Group!

After receiving news that my parents needed to move quickly, John and Elizabeth, were extremely supportive. They jumped right in with whatever help they could provide. Anything from, contractors, painters, staging, gardeners, cleaners, financial help, community analysis, an ear to listen or words of encouragement. They were like family. Very easy to talk to and always available. They took an older home and gave it a facelift without breaking our budget. This facelift helped us get the extra money we needed in an ever-changing market. If you want a motivated team from beginning to end, look no further! They do the hard part effortlessly and have all your best interest in mind. I am forever thankful that I put my trust in this team! It was worth every penny to me, and my family. Ask John and Elizabeth, for photos of before and after and you will see why we were so impressed.

Sandy Deason

We've been working with John and Elizabeth for years on several properties in North County of San Diego, including both buying and selling.

They have profound understanding about the SD real estate market and have been providing very professional service and advice focusing on long-term returns. They not only provide strategic advice but also work very closely with clients well managing every single step in the transaction until its closure. In addition to the professional help, we see their strong passion of helping clients to be successful. The passion and enthusiasm make a huge difference. Also John and Elizabeth make a very good team so we constantly feel that we get value-added service from a very strong team and not just one individual. It has been a great pleasure and excellent experience working with the Finley Group and we highly recommend the team to you.

Bird Yuan

My family had the pleasure of working with the Finley Group in 2020 with the purchase of our first home.

John and Elizabeth were a pleasure to work with, knowledge about the local communities and low pressure. I Hope we have the opportunity to work with them again in the future!

briton forester

I wanted to take a moment and give kudos to an amazing real estate team.

My wife and I worked with John and Elizabeth Finley over the past few months to help us find our new home. They spent the time to really understand what was important to us as a family and the key things that we knew we wanted in a new place. They showed us homes above and below our price to help us understand what was currently in the market so we could quickly narrow down our search to the right house for the money we were willing to spend. Then came mid-March. We immediately figured that all bets were off regarding our ability to find a place. John and Elizabeth quickly adjusted how we needed to work with the sellers. Everything from “social distanced, highly sanitized” showings to working with contractors through the inspections and closing processes. They were respectful of the sellers needs and concerns while ensuring they constantly worked to best represent us during the entire process. Aside from the fact that they are just super responsive. Every question or concern I had was answered within minutes. John was always just a quick text or phone call away. We never felt on our own. They are the perfect team. If you’re looking for an agent who understands the market, will advocate for your needs 100% along the way and has demonstrated their ability to adjust to the new normal during this challenging, pandemic, John and Elizabeth are IT! No question. We landed the perfect house and couldn’t be happier. Thanks John and Elizabeth. Sincerely, Mike and Elicia Bates- May 2020

Mike and Elicia Bates

We worked with John and Elizabeth on the purchase of our home and they went out of their way to make sure that every detail was taken care of.

Not only were they great negotiators for all areas of the process but they made the transaction truly stress free for us. It was a whole new experience and very different from our previous real estate experiences. They will definitely be our agent for any other homes we have to buy or sell in SD county in the future. We highly recommend John and Elizabeth! Thank you!

Judy Wickman

John and Elizabeth were our listing agents for the recent sale of our home (June 2020) in Encinitas.

They were very helpful in guiding us through the process and responsive to all our questions; quick to help. They were professional throughout.

Randy and Marlene Meier

John and Elizabeth are absolutely the best - we have used them multiple times and have made our buy and sell stress free and enjoyable.

Great awareness of market trends and there impact on their clients. Great team!

Mark Gaddy

Elizabeth was my agent and did a great job, she was responsive (very quick to set up everything like home tours, offering contracts, home inspections, etc.

) and was very personable to work with. I really appreciate the fact that she was on top of things all of the time. This was my first home buying experience and Elizabeth made to sure to walk me through each step, and helped make recommendations which turned out to be great advice. She even stuck with me even after being in-and-out of escrow on a few different properties that had issues and didn't settle for something sub-par to make sure I got the one that suited me, which we did in the end!

Connor Premuda

In my opinion, the top brokers in San Diego are the Finley Group.

They advised me so expertly in a very difficult situation. The end result was a $250,000 increase in my total real estate transaction. Run don’t walk to work with John and Elizabeth.

Jessica Toledano

Elizabeth and John were our agents for buying our first home, and they were our agents again when we were ready to sell it a few years later.

They were great both times. They're extremely knowledgeable and are able to move very quickly if necessary. We're truly grateful for their hard work.

Amanda Ramotar

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