“Robert is a dominant force in Pt. Loma real estate, with many years experience, a dogged determination to negotiate the best deal for his client, and the raw talent to close the deal. Real estate is a genuine and natural passion for him. Sure, the Uncle Sam costume is silly, but it’s effective: you can’t forget him, and you shouldn’t.
Gone are the days when you could negotiate your own deal. Real estate is now a complex and litigious world, full of hazards understood by only a few agents: Robert is one. He is a stickler for details, always thoroughly prepared, quick to assess the subtle nuance of human interaction, intuitively knowing the best way to bring a deal together. There is no more effective negotiator out there. No one works harder or does it better.
Robert is intensely loyal to his clients, with a laser focus, curiously more interested in their bottom line than his own. He is always available by phone or text––there is no harder worker. He may be a little unorthodox, bend a rule or two. He may be weak on social graces and diplomacy. Actually, they are entirely absent, which may account for why he is not held in high regard by some other agents. But more likely, it’s because of money. Almost all of his competitors are held in thrall by the insanely greedy 5-6% commission, ludicrous with today’s astronomic prices. Robert restores a little common sense to this sensitive subject. California law says that real estate commissions are negotiable. But most agents say no, they are not.
So choose carefully, it’s one of the most important decisions of your life. There’s nothing genteel about real estate. It’s raw, it’s brutal, and it’s all about money. Why have a teacup poodle doing your negotiations when you can have a pit bull? Robert shines, from first meeting to closed escrow. He’s the best.”
Carey Pratt & Stephen Hopkins
621 San Elijo