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[VIDEO] Kerry & Crystal Q, “You Guys Made It Super Easy & Super Awesome!”

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Kerry & Crystal, "You Guys Made It Super Easy & Super Awesome!" The GreenHouse Group

How Could This Have Happened?


Once upon a time there was a couple who after getting married & settling into great jobs knew that now was the time to land a home of their own.

Every day they wondered if the timing was ever going to be perfect to start the process.

One day, they decided to reach out to someone who could help, which landed Kerry & Crystal in an Initial Consultation w/ Jesse to come up with the plan.

Because of that, we determined what the optimal home would look like, and why. And came up with a solid mortgage plan to go along with it.

Because of that, we hit one of the most aggressive markets in recent history hard and fast! We found an *amazing home* in the ideal neighborhood, wrote an offer, and GOT IT!

Only one problem...it was a short sale. To make matters worse the other agent had little clue what he was doing and the seller kept acting like she didn't want to sell! To say there were complications and many sleepless nights was an understatement. BUT, finally, with amazing resolve and perseverance, 2 and one-half months later, we finally made it to the celebration day. Here's the couple with the keys on a larger, more spacious home in a great community for setting down happy roots of their own.
And that's what we do: we follow a proven, systematic 6-step process helping move great people with great purpose. We'd love to help you write your story of "home." - Jesse Ibañez & The GreenTeam
2014-09-02T08:57:02+00:00
"I *really do appreciate* that you handled all of that stuff for us in the background...you know what you are doing and this is why we hired you. So...Awesome!"

Alex R. “I thought Jesse Ibanez was too good to be true.”

Like most of the other reviewers, I thought Jesse Ibanez was too good to be true.  I was underwater in a tiny condo downtown (think freshman dorm room plus kitchen, washer/dryer, and balcony).  To complicate matters, I was locked into a first time homebuyer program with SDHC and my mortgage had recently been sold by B of A to NationStar, a rinky-dink joke of a company.  I had to leave my place rather suddenly to find something with room for my mother and niece, and I was going broke continuing to make the payments on the condo.  Some friends sold their condo with Jesse, and they assured me that I needed to meet him as soon as possible.

I thought for sure he'd send me packing after our first meeting, or that there would be some hidden strings attached.  I had cold feet too.  Honestly, if my family situation hadn't changed so drastically, I would still be there today.  Jesse spent time gathering all the information he could, not only about the condo, but about all the reasons I was hanging onto it, and how that was creating tremendous stress and preventing me from moving forward.  He advised me to talk to an accountant and get legal advice so I could make an informed decision to work together and, knowing all the complications, he still agreed to work with me.  Then he got down to business and introduced me to his wonderful team.

Christine came right away to take photos of the place and get the listing up.  In all we worked together ten months, from March 2012 to January 2013.  Communication was frequent and open so that everyone was on the same page, and nobody missed a beat.  I could upload all my statements and signed agreements right onto a shared site, and email everyone on the team.  Right away we had something like seven cash offers, and he predicted with accuracy who would be serious, and who would drop out.  He got the best offer from the most honest buyer, while simultaneously working with the SD Housing Commission to get approval for a short sale- the first request of its kind for both.  The next delay was with NationStar.  Not only was the staff at the mortgage company unprofessional, but they were completely incompetent.  SDHC and NationStar slowed us down a lot, but he got the buyer to hang in with us.

Jesse never gave up on me, even though I sometimes thought it would never happen.  Despite all the hiccups, a week didn't go by where I didn't talk to Jesse, Andrea, Christine, Mona, Renata, or Mike.  Even when it seemed like there was no activity, he would call to ask me how I was doing and to update me on his progress and answer all my silly questions.  I was shocked to learn that Jesse's dad passed away during this time, and he was still so concerned about me and my family.  He just blows me away.  There aren't many people in this world who would work so hard to help out a stranger with a crappy little underwater condo and absolutely nothing to offer.  Jesse was a godsend.  Through it all, I felt his heartfelt desire to help me out of a bad situation.  He did much better than that.  He got the best price, so that it wasn't so much underwater.  It was more like ankle deep in a kiddy pool.  Now I can sleep at night, and I am rebuilding my savings.

It took me a long time to find the words to describe my experience working with The Greenhouse Group, and I still struggle, because I can still hardly believe that it's all done.  Thank you, Jesse.
2013-09-18T14:16:34+00:00
Jesse never gave up on me...He just blows me away. There aren't many people in this world who would work so hard to help out a stranger

Matthew F. “Jesse does an excellent job explaining current market conditions”

Jesse and the crew at GreenHouse have a great company philosophy and an aggressive strategy to get people into a new home.  It seems that most realtors can handle the easy stuff (cash and/or conventional buyers with lots of money to put down), but GreenHouse takes pride in specializing in the more difficult sales situations (VA, FHA, lower down payments, etc.).

In the initial meeting, Jesse does an excellent job explaining current market conditions, helping you to identify the most important aspects of your personal search for a home, and outlining in great detail a step by step strategy for getting the right place.

After the initial meeting, we ended up finding a place in a new development that offered compensations for going through their mortgage broker, so unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to continue working with GreenHouse.  Knowing a lot of other VA buyers that have been in the market for over a year without having any success, I'm doubtful we would have had any luck in the market without the help of a team like GreenHouse, and I have recommended the company to multiple friends since my initial meeting with them.
2013-09-18T14:20:06+00:00
Jesse and the crew at GreenHouse have a great company philosophy and an aggressive strategy to get people into a new home

Tara M. “There are few people in the world like Jesse Ibanez.”

There are few people in the world like Jesse Ibanez. You know those people who are ridiculously positive, almost to the point of being unbelievable? Have you seen Rob Lowe's character on Parks and Recreation? Jesse is a little like that - has the energy and the positivity of 1,000 girl scouts. But, I swear to whatever deity may or may not exist, he's totally legit and sincere. And he has a support staff that rises to the occasion, again and again and again.
GHG helped us unload a condo that was TOUGH to unload. They did not give up on us. They made very little money from our transaction, but they saw us through to the end.
Go with these people - you will not regret it!!!
2013-09-18T14:24:05+00:00
[Jesse] has the energy and the positivity of 1,000 girl scouts. But, I swear to whatever deity may or may not exist, he's totally legit and sincere.

Ana G. “…but one thing that really stands out is their *ATTENTION TO DETAIL*.”

When I am in the market to buy in San Diego, I am going with The Greenhouse Group!!! There's no doubt about that! My brother and sister in law just bought a house with them and they haven't stopped raving about Jesse, Dave, and Andrea since.

You'll be blown away with the way you are treated from the moment you walk in, so I won't spoil it all for you, but one thing that really stands out is their *ATTENTION TO DETAIL*.  You are greeted with candles, chocolates, personalized items, individualized websites, videos, and their utmost undivided attention.

They are extremely well-organized, friendly and incredibly GENUINE and enthusiastic about what they do. They enjoy helping you find the house that is perfect for you, and throughout the entire process, you feel confident that you are working with the absolute best in the business.

Many times, they went above and beyond their 'call of duty'  🙂 .. e.g. Dave drove out to Carlsbad to deliver a document to a lender when my brother and his wife couldn't . Another time, Jesse spent 4-5 hours of his own time doing the home inspection while my bro was out of the country. Yet another time, during the paper signing, Andrea and Renata played with my toddler niece and nephew (Ana and Marcos say thank you!!!! ) so that things could get done. At the final paper signing Dave stopped by just to offer his support in any way.

My brother researched homes for over a year and drove to over 250 to check them out (he is a little insane). The house he ended up with through The Greenhouse Group was ridiculously better than anything he found on his own. He is now 110% sure that he found the absolute best home for his money. "You can't buy that complete sense of satisfaction!" my brother says.

They are super sad that their Greenhouse experience is over =(

The Greenhouse Group was fantastic in every possible little step of the way. Thank you so So SO MUCH!!!!
2013-09-18T14:29:18+00:00
You can't buy that complete sense of satisfaction!

Hillary N. “I could probably write a novel about how amazing this group is!”

I've been waiting to write this for almost a year. I knew from the beginning that these guys would get a 5 star review, but I wanted to wait until I had keys in my hand to write it. I could probably write a novel about how amazing this group is, and it still wouldn't fully describe how grateful I am to them.

I found Jesse here on Yelp after my previous realtor made it clear that I was too small of a fish in her pond to warrant much attention. The across-the-board 5 star reviews didn't lie. Jesse responded right away and I was welcomed to the group with a level of personal attention rarely seen in businesses these days.

The search for my first home lasted 9 months. Jesse warned me that it would be frustrating from day 1, given the competitive nature of the price range I was shopping in.  It was. Despite that, he followed up on every property I was interested in, even the crazy ones. He got my offers accepted in seemingly impossible situations, sweet-talked HOA managers into giving him information about their failing HOAs, never let me give up, guided me patiently through every confusing step of the process and finally, negotiated me a freaking sweet deal.

Dave handled things on the mortgage side and made the process incredibly easy for me. This kind of stuff makes my head spin, and he explored every funding option for every property, explained it all in a way I understood, and best of all, is just plain trustworthy and knows his shit. He stayed on top of every change in lending rules, trying to keep my options as open as possible, and because of that, I got 95% funding on a condo, which is pretty unusual. There is no one I'd trust more to be elbow-deep in my finances.

Andrea, the transaction coordinator, was also incredibly helpful, meeting me at properties at all hours for my crazy schedule, and sometimes just texting to let me know she was available if I needed anything.

This group truly functions like a family, and they include their clients in that family. They put up with my perfectionism and my bajillions of questions. I wasn't buying a very expensive property, but they never made me feel like I was any less important than their bigger clients.  I am actually going to miss talking to them as much as I'm used to doing, which is a REALLY weird thing to say about a real estate agent and mortgage planner.  Oh well, they're awesome. 🙂
2013-12-02T15:30:20+00:00
I am actually going to miss talking to them as much as I'm used to doing, which is a REALLY weird thing to say about a real estate agent and mortgage planner.

Brian & Julie D. ” They offer a unique and satisfying experience.”

"These guys have a great team.  They got me and my family our first house and everything turned out amazingly.  It was  a short sale and the process got very complicated.  They stayed focused and got us our pad.  Jesse, Dave, Andrea and crew did a great job for us and I would  recommend them to family and friends.  They offer a unique and satisfying experience.  They also get the job done which is most important.  it was nice to have all facets in house and reliable.  Dave worked a miracle to get our loan through in a very tight time period.  Jesse and his crew will do their best,  no doubt."

2013-12-03T11:04:58+00:00
it was nice to have all facets in house and reliable.

Mary H. “…I found Jesse to be the best”

"My boss would probably say that I'm difficult to please. My ex-husband would definitely say the same thing. I can say I was very pleased with Jesse because he stuck with me through the entire process and answered all my questions.  I honestly believe he worked with me because he genuinely cared about seeing me through the entire process, as opposed to just caring about how much money he would get when the deal was done.  He was sincere, helpful, knowledgeable and a great guy to work with.  There are many real estate agents out there, but I found Jesse to be the best so far. I would definitely work with him again."
2013-12-03T11:15:49+00:00
I honestly believe he worked with me because he genuinely cared about seeing me through the entire process

Cynthia K. “Our dream came true…”

We found the The Greenhouse Group indirectly through a Property Manager in LA.  We stayed in a rental property in Santa Monica the year before when we realized that we had to have a piece of Southern California in our lives.  We have spent a lot of time traveling with the family and decided that it had to be San Diego for us.  By the way, we live in Houston, TEXAS, so this was not going to be an easy task.  Jennifer Ray with Private Getaways Property Management referred us to Jesse and his team, knowing that we would need special care since we were buying a home from another state.

We were not disappointed.  Jesse became our knight in shinning armor.  He met with us on Skype calls and was willing to work with us despite the location barrier.  He spent time with us to understand our requirements and explain how the market works in San Diego (which is very different than Houston) in order to set our expectations appropriately.  Jesse introduced his process and his team and explained what would happen every step of the way.  Even when we were still in the looking mode, Jesse kept the communication coming through skype, calls, email, his web site and even old fashion snail mail.  Jesse also made the process fun and exciting - we nicknamed this crazy attempt to buy a vacation home "Our Escape Plan".

When we did find a house that looked promising, either Jesse or Andrea went to the house for us to do a walk through.  We always got a thorough and descriptive write up for each property.  And when we had questions, they would take the time to talk with us or get more photos or whatever was needed to help us make a decision.  Take a minute to think about how much work that is for The Greenhouse Group.  They aren't just driving the client to the house, they have to evaluate the home based on our requirements and formally report back to us.  AND they did a fabulous job with it.  Usually the homes in our price range were not so great.  With Andrea and Jesse's help, we could discuss the home's potential and what could be done to make the home work.

Then the day came when a house was going to be listed that seemed to meet our requirements.  We had our fingers crossed because we knew that Jesse wouldn't be talking to us about the home unless he thought it had potential.  Jesse made a UTube video of the house for his clients to review.  Andrea did her walk through as well.  And all of sudden we were in love with a little bungalow near the bay!  We had several late night phone calls to discuss price and strategy.  Jesse also was really good about keeping our expectations in line.  It was a great house and it would get a lot of awesome offers.  We went in with our agreed upon offer and unbelievably the sellers accepted it!!  I think all of us were in shock!!!

We know that we lucked out to get such a fabulous home but there's no way we would have been as prepared or comfortable making an offer on a house site unseen without Jesse's help.  The Greenhouse Group walked us through the whole process.  One of my favorite parts of the process was that Jesse was prepared to do everything electronically.  That really made a huge difference for us since we weren't there.  Jesse and his team also continued to act on our behalf by following through on repairs after the inspection and with support needs (like lock changes) before we moved into the house.

We are now part of the Greenhouse Group family which again is a huge differentiator for us since we are trying to deal with a home from another state.  Also, I have used  one of the team members, Renata Hamdan, as my decorator to get the house beautifully furnished in time for our arrival.  So there's really no end to the support you can get from this team as you go through the home buying process.

You will love working with Jesse and his team.  The energy is always high and the team is unbelievably professional and supportive.  Our dream came true - we have a fabulous vacation home that we will enjoy for years to come!
2013-12-03T11:21:56+00:00
..there's no way we would have been as prepared or comfortable making an offer on a house site unseen without Jesse's help.

Mei C. “Trust us, it isn’t too good to be true!”

Seriously...GHG is the best. My boyfriend and I were taken aback by (and a little suspicious of) all the 5-star Yelp reviews, but they absolutely earned them. Every time we arrived at their office, we were treated like VIP guests (as in name on the front door specifically welcoming you). Our "team" included Jesse, Dave, Andrea, Renata, Christine, and Jackie. They made our home-buying process an amazing experience and we recommend them to anyone we know who is looking to buy. They have such a well thought out step by step process that makes you feel totally in the loop at all times.

We loved going on a "window-shopping" spree with Jesse...pretty sure he's the only realtor in town to do that sort of thing. We were able to visit and discuss 5 different homes so he (and we) could figure out what exactly we were looking for.

After that, Andrea (Jesse's wife) showed us two other homes. We decided to make an offer on the second one we saw. We all thought it was a long shot, so we took a weekend trip to Yosemite after making the offer. When we got back, we were surprised to have about 5 texts, emails, and voicemails...our first offer was accepted! I know that's totally not normal, but it's possible!

We'd heard horror stories about going through escrow, but working with Dave, Christine, and Jackie made it feel totally doable. They have a great system, called "Basecamp" where everyone can communicate about upcoming deadlines, etc.

Green House Group is run like a family business, and we felt like we were part of that family. Upon closing, we were given a housewarming basket personalized with all our favorite goodies. We even celebrated together at our housewarming party (including the best moonshine...seriously!)

Trust us, it isn't "too good to be true" as we were initially worried about. We love these guys!
2013-12-03T11:26:46+00:00
Green House Group is run like a family business, and we felt like we were part of that family.

Kimberly B. “These guys have real estate down to a science.”

Almost a year ago, I went looking for a real estate agent in San Diego to buy our first home. There are so many, I thought Yelp was the best way to figure out who was the best.

I couldn't have been more right.  If you are looking for an agent to get done what needs to get done, stop looking. Pick up the phone and dial the number to this company. You won't be sorry. Just ask all the other reviewers on here. Here's our story:

Yesterday, we got the keys to our dream home and I am convinced nobody but Jesse could have made these deal go through. It was a Short Sale, and despite taking 10 months to finish, thanks to Jesse and the whole Team, we got it.

Our story started by the friendly welcome and professionalism of every member of his staff. The loan expert, David, spent an hour on the phone with me answering my questions, even though we were already pre-approved. He didn't have to do that, but that's what a 5-star business does.

Ten minutes later, Renata called me to set up a meeting with Jesse.  Our being taken care of in the hand-off from one team member to the next was seamless and prompt. That's what a 5-star business does.

The next week, we met with Jesse where we were welcomed with the warmest hospitality and friendly smiles. We were set up with a plan to start the house-hunting process. These guys have real estate down to a science.

And this science led us to a home we loved.  I e-mailed Jesse about our find, and in 10 minutes he called me back.  Within an hour, he had gotten all the details from the Listing Agent and I can't tell you how much time he spent on the phone with us that day. He saw how important it was for us to move and move quickly. He didn't shuffle us around and make us wait.  Within 24 hours, our offer was submitted and into the seller.

Then the waiting began.  There were some serious hoops to jump through, and major obstacles to overcome. Time after time, Jesse came in with just the right thing to say to massage the deal along. That takes not only expertise in the field, but also tact and prudence to be able to work with other people across the table.  His energy and personalism undoubtedly helped the Listing Agent want to go through the added work to successfully complete the Short Sale.

Meanwhile the rest of the team was working to help us through the steps and know what we needed to do and what was happening next. Andrea, Renata, Christine. Everyone on the team was responsive to our questions, friendly and helpful.

In some real estate transactions, you run a race and it's over and done with. Our transaction was a marathon. And the marathon truly shows the depth of character. The Greenhouse Group team just aren't good in the short game (though clearly by the other reviews they are good at that too!). Their professionalism and care, hospitality and genuine purpose-based real estate is tried and true. They can handle the long game with aplomb as well. Their integrity didn't waver.

Some real estate agents get the job done and when it's over, a handshake is sufficient.  But with the Greenhouse Group, they worked with such genuine concern for us, such kindness and such enthusiasm, a hand shake wouldn't do. Hugs were abounding, profuse Thank-yous ensued and we realized they had been woven into a part of our family story. We became a part of their family and they became a part of ours.

Jesse, Andrea, Renata, Christine and everyone else there we didn't meet who worked behind the scenes. Thank you. You are truly a 5-star business.
2013-12-03T11:29:53+00:00
..we realized they had been woven into a part of our family story.

Patricia S. “They really do get to the heart of why you are buying and they keep it in mind all the way through the process.”

I found The GreenHouse Group on Yelp and I couldn't believe their reviews. All 5 stars! It seems too good to be true, but it's not!
I have recommended Jesse, Andrea, Jeremy and the rest of the team to anyone who utters the words buying, selling, or refinancing. My experience actually started with Jeremy because my main concern was "Can I do this?" He explained all the various loans, rates, points, and what would work best for me based on MY priorities: lowest payment, lowest overall cost, term of the loan, etc. He explained how their system works and how they get paid while getting the best deal for ME. I was impressed and confident in their model so Jeremy introduced me to Jesse.
With this team, it is all in the details. They really do get to the heart of "why" you are buying and they keep it in mind all the way through the process. They also open your eyes to the reality of buying. What you can afford. What you can expect from the process and what to expect from them. And you know what that is? 110%! I have family everywhere in the US and I wish every city had a GreenHouse Group so my friends and family could have the experience that I have had.
2013-12-03T11:35:03+00:00
I wish every city had a GreenHouse Group so my friends and family could have the experience that I have had.

Heather B. “Wow…these guys have their act together.”

We did it!  Because of the GreenHouse Group, we closed on an incredible home in La Mesa about 3 weeks ago!!!

Here's our story...We decided to check out the GreenHouse Group due to the positive Yelp reviews.  We first met with Dave Hughson because we were looking for some general mortgage information and wanted to see what we could get pre-qualified for.  He was super knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and an overall delight.  Since we liked him so much, we figured we would see what Jesse was all about.

Wow...these guys have their act together.  We met with Jesse at the initial consultation as other reviewers have mentioned.  It is very elaborate and might be a little too heavy on the showmanship for my liking.  Nevertheless, it is packed with a lot of good information and sets up the path for you to get into a new home.  We left excited to work with these guys.

The house hunt was tough.  We had a tight budget, very limited cash, and a dream of a detached house in a walkable neighborhood.  We were renting in South Park at the time but couldn't afford a patch of dirt there, let alone one with a house on it.  Jesse and Andrea did a great job of teaching us how to be house hunters...where to get real listings, where some hidden pockets are, how to sift through the nonsense out there, what was in our grasp, what wasn't, etc.  It was a learning experience and had its share of ups and downs.

Throughout all of it though, Andrea and Jesse were a source of positive, focused energy - I'm talking like Jesse now : ) - that kept us on track.  We got beat out on 7 homes.  For the most part, we were getting crushed by all those people out there with wads of cash.  It wasn't until the 8th try that we struck gold.  Turns out the seller new Jesse.  She was working with a different realtor to sell her home, but knew about Jesse through a co-worker that was one of his clients.  When the seller saw our offer and the emotional side of our young family that we presented, she chose us!  We got this house because of Jesse's connections, period.  This is another reason that makes the GreenHouse Group special.

Compared to the house hunt, the escrow process was easy.  Sure, there was a lot of paperwork, phone calls, and late-night emails...but everybody at the GreenHouse Group made it easy.

Bottom line is I can honestly say that I felt like everyone at the GreenHouse Group had our best interests at heart throughout the entire process and without them, I wouldn't be typing this review from my own house!
2013-12-03T11:37:19+00:00
Throughout all of it though, Andrea and Jesse were a source of positive, focused energy

Jessi Y. “Their professionalism is unmatched…”

I've never received such personalized attention from any company in my entire life.  From start to finish I felt not only like they cared about me, but also that I was part of the team.  Everyone in the office made themselves available to me at any time and they were always checking in to give me updates, to see how I was doing and to provide me with guidance.  Jesse even sent me Friday updates in video format.

The account they provide you with on their website is invaluable.  All of your messages are stored in one place and all of your documents are archived.  Feedback via the website is immediate and it's nice to have it easily accessible to refer back to .  Jesse and the team also send you personalized cards to mark milestones and to offer encouragement.

The short sale process was especially complicated in my case and I can't imagine having gone through it without this amazing team. I don't know how I can ever repay them for their kindness and support.  Their professionalism is unmatched and their care for their clients is completely genuine.  They've built a truly unique company;  I feel so blessed to have been referred to them.  I wish that I had a dozen friends buying or selling homes so that share this gem of an institution with them all. Don't look anywhere else- you've found everything you're looking for at the GreenHouse Group!
2013-12-03T11:39:49+00:00
From start to finish I felt not only like they cared about me, but also that I was part of the team.

Steve K. ” Dealing with Jesse is priceless; his enthusiasm is infectious and entirely sincere.”

I discovered the GreenHouse Group through yelp.  Being a first time home buyer, and having spent the better part of the last 10 years saving money, I had some strong reservations regarding 'real-estate agents'.  The overwhelming positive reviews piqued my interest and after reviewing their website I made an appointment to meet with Jesse.

Having just closed on my home a little over a month ago I can honestly say I feel very fortunate to have found Jesse and the GreenHouse Group (GHG).

One of things I like so much about the GHG is that you have an entire team supporting you.  There were so many people helping me along the way, it very much has a family feel.  Dealing with Jesse is priceless; his enthusiasm is infectious and entirely sincere.  The level of knowledge and professionalism is unparalleled.  His use of technology, tools and transparency through this process are amazing.  There were a number of times when I showed friends the website documenting my progress, the videos breaking down the comparative market analyses, or just the availability and access to Jesse, and they consistently commented how nice it would have been to have something like that when they bought their houses.

Many of the reviews already speak to the honesty, integrity, sincerity, excitement and high level of engagement, that the GHG provides.  These are all consistent with my experience.  Still, this being my only experience purchasing a house there was always that tiny voice wondering if this is really to good to be true and is this just part of the "sell", or "process".   With out any doubt I can honestly say Jesse is completely sincere with everything he puts out there.  When Jesse called and told me that my offer was accepted, and it came in lower than what he knew I was willing to pay, it proved to me that he really does stand behind everything he says.  Jesse and the GHG are sincerely vested in you through this entire process.

I would highly recommend the GreenHouse Group and with out question will continue to use them myself.
2013-12-03T11:42:04+00:00
His use of technology, tools and transparency through this process are amazing.

Charlie M. “..they always seemed to add a personal touch to each experience, that did not go unnoticed.”

My wife and I recently used the GreenHouse Group to purchase our first home. We can't possibly imagine working with a better group of individuals or having a better experience than what we had.

The most important thing that needs to be said is that for any home buyer, let alone a  FIRST TIME home buyer, the process can be confusing, frustrating, and down-right anxiety provoking.  Jesse, Jeremy, and the GHG team could not have done a better job helping us through the process.  We ended up finding our dream home, getting it for the exact price we wanted to pay, and were guided through the process with expert care and professionalism.  The entire team is incredibly friendly, caring, and genuine, and together they not only took the stress out of the home buying experience, but they actually made it enjoyable and rewarding.

If it's not clear from above, what makes GHG different Is the people that work there.  We literally spent hours of face-to-face time with the team learning about all aspects of the process, about which we knew nothing.  Consistently throughout the process, they were not only professional, but they always seemed to add a personal touch to each experience, that did not go unnoticed.

Because the GHG offers both in-house financing and realty services, they worked with us from the day we started seriously thinking about buying a home right through the day we moved in.  In fact, I still communicate with both Jeremy and Jesse when I have questions about being a home owner.   Although we look forward to many happy years in our home, if we ever do decide to sell the house, we absolutely will ask GHG to represent us.  And if we ever refinance, we will call GHG for that too!

In all, we give them way over 5 stars, and recommend them to anyone searching for financing and realty services when buying or selling a home.
2013-12-03T11:44:32+00:00
Although we look forward to many happy years in our home, if we ever do decide to sell the house, we absolutely will ask GHG to represent us.

K P.”…records where broken in how fast things got done. “

Our experience with the GreenHouse Group has been so outstanding I had to take the time to let others know.  It starts with the level of commitment this team puts forth in making things happen.  During my short sale process, records where broken in how fast things got done.  Because of this, they achieved more than I thought possible:  postponement of a sale date, acceptance of an offer, approval for HAFA (which means $ for relocation), and the list goes on.  Timing wasn't ideal since we started this process when I was 9 months pregnant, however due to the professional yet personable approach that Jesse and his team take I can honestly say I wasn't under a great deal of stress.  I was so confident the entire time knowing that I was in good hands and that they were giving 100% on my behalf.  My stress level was reduced further due to the fact that I was never left in the dark as to what was going on.  I received emails and phone calls almost on a daily basis to stay informed of all actions.  I could not have asked for a better experience in dealing with an unfortunate situation.  Now its time for our "Fresh Start" and guess who will be helping us find out dream home? GreenHouse Group OF COURSE!!  Thanks Jesse, Mike, Andrea, Renata, Christine, Jeremy and everyone at GreenHouse Group!  We can't thank you enough 🙂
2013-12-03T11:49:10+00:00
I was 9 months pregnant, however due to the professional yet personable approach that Jesse and his team take I can honestly say I wasn't under a great deal of stress.

Daniela C. “…they’ve truly been a blessing to us.”

The Greenhouse group is amazing! My wife and I were in search of a new home and just randomly decided to check them out after reading a few reviews on yelp. We went in not knowing what to expect, and walked away blown away by what this team can do.
On our first meeting we met Dave and just talked about what we wanted for our future home and what would be financially possible. We then met Jesse and laid out some goals for us. We love these two guys! They are down to earth and funny and so great to work with. We looked at some homes and some town homes and even made some offers. But we just didn't like anything on the market and we disappeared for a while from them to save some more money and get some finances in place before making more offers. I think that most realtors would have just walked away and not even had called back if their clients just disappeared one day. But Jesse was so great to send us cards and follow up with us over the phone seeing where we were in terms of a timeline to buy. He was so patient and encouraging which was so great.
So after getting some finances in order we were ready to buy and even more so with a baby on the way. We looked at some homes with Andrea and made an offer in Mira Mesa and let me tell you, they call Jesse "the bulldog" for a reason! He was so persistent and even though we weren't the top offer, they chose us and I honestly believe it was because of Jesse and his bite. But it didn't end there, during the inspection he was there the whole time making sure that the sellers were going to fix what they had to or give us money to do it ourselves. And again because of how awesome Jesse is they fixed most of the things on our list and we even walked away with some cash.
During closing the whole Greenhouse team was amazing. Dave was awesome in securing our mortgage and getting us a great deal. The emails were so helpful and it was comforting to know that they were just a phone call away. We just bought our first home and so we have no comparisons with other realtors and we believe we don't need to. We've found a group of people who are so amazing individually and as a team that I would recommend any one else in San Diego if you are looking to buy. We feel like we've made friends because they were so a part of our lives. We're so grateful to Jesse and his team, they've truly been a blessing to us. Give 'em a call today and get ready to be blown away! Thanks Jesse, Andrea, Dave, Christine, Renata. Love you guys!
2013-12-03T11:51:19+00:00
We went in not knowing what to expect, and walked away blown away by what this team can do.

Carmen H. “They work so hard for you it feels like you are their only client”

My husband and I were first time home buyers and feel so lucky we came across the Greenhouse group via Yelp. We had a couple recommendations for mortgage brokers, none of which responded to our calls on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Dave on the other hand not only took our call but spent 45 minutes on the phone with us. Fast forward to January and we were closing on our first home! Our story is unique in that we only looked at one home, made an offer on it that day, and the offer was accepted the same night. Truly a dream come true. Dave, Jesse, Andrea, Renata, and the entire group are genuine, professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with. I recommend them 100% and am so grateful to them. They work so hard for you it feels like you are their only clients at the time, when truth be told, they are working 6 days a week to provide the best. Little touches truly make the Greenhouse Group stand out. You will not be disappointed.
2013-12-03T12:01:10+00:00
Little touches truly make the Greenhouse Group stand out.

Sharon S. “I knew right away that I wanted to work with this real estate team! “

I was a first-time home buyer and attended a 'home loan' seminar at The Green House Group with David Hughson.  I knew right away that I wanted to work with this real estate team!  Jesse & David and their group (family) took me through a complicated process with skill, professional expertise and treated me like family!
I would not have received this kind of attention from a 'big box, real estate and I truly appreciate the time and attention to detail that Jesse's team gave me through the whole house buying process...thanks you so much....I love my new home!
2013-12-03T12:03:02+00:00
Jesse & David and their group (family) took me through a complicated process with skill, professional expertise and treated me like family!

Jenni C. “They have truly utilized today’s technology to streamline the house buying process”

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!

Our journey began last summer as first time home buyers walking into the real estate market completely blind. As the story usually goes, we began our home search with a Realtor that was a friend of a friend and were quickly disenchanted by the lack of engagement. In search for a new Realtor I jumped onto Yelp and found Jesse and crew. Hesitant to start with someone new but unhappy with our current agent I contacted him via email to set up a time to talk. I was promptly contacted back by Renata who was friendly and knowledgeable. My fiancé and I arrived at the office for our first meeting and were greeted with a handwritten welcome sign, water, tea and a quick questionnaire to get to know us better.  The thing that struck me the most was how much they CARED about us and what we actually wanted in a house. They spent over 2 hours during that first meeting getting to know us better, evaluating our wants and needs and answering our millions of questions. We appreciated that they were very upfront and honest with us. They provided realistic expectations, letting us know that the process was most likely going to be tough (and it was!). However they stayed positive every step of they way, providing support, encouragement and a gentle but firm hand to push us through the times that we wanted to give up.

Jesse, Andrea, and the all of The Greenhouse Group staff members went above and beyond to help us into our first home. While they have an in-house financing department, The Greenhouse Group worked (over time) with a different mortgage broker that we wanted to use with ease and professionalism.

Despite San Diego's highly competitive real estate market, Jesse and Andrea were able to make our offers stand out amongst the numerous investors and cash offers. They set us up to look like house buying professionals and we even beat out a 100% cash offer! They know what they are doing. The entire GHG staff stayed in constant contact with us via email, phone calls, texts and their centralized Basecamp software. They have truly utilized today's technology to streamline the house buying process and made the "mountain of paperwork" seem like a molehill. Even when the seller was playing hard to get Andrea, Jesse, Christine, Renata and crew gave 150% to track them down and get us to close on time.

I could not imagine a better home buying experience and highly recommend them to anyone in need of a solid real estate team.  We are now proud homeowners and Greenhouse Group groupies for life! No doubt we will be returning to them when we are ready for our next buying/selling adventure 🙂

Thanks Greenhouse Group!!
2013-12-03T12:05:44+00:00
I could not imagine a better home buying experience and highly recommend them to anyone in need of a solid real estate team!

Crisol G. “Jesse and his team are like a once in a lifetime jackpot.”

***Simply the best****

We found GreenHouse on Yelp and decided to check them out when we decided to purchase a home. From the beginning we were treated like celebrities.  The customer service this team provided is unheard of.  I've never experienced this level of client care. We felt so comfortable with the GreenHouse team as if they had been long life friends.  Jesse answered all of our questions and explained every step of the process.  Jeremy did the loan for us and he was excellent.  He clarified everything, explained everything, and made sure all of our loan questions were answered.

1. Communication -
Doesn't matter who it was if I called, texted, or e-mailed the person would respond immediately.  If I called Jesse and he couldn't answer he would immediately text me letting me know he would call me as soon as he was available and he would. Several times I texted Mona late at night and she would respond immediately.

2. Customer Service -
Jesse told us at our first meeting, "I'm like a pitbull for my clients".  He wasn't kidding.  He protected us and took care of us like a bear does her cubs.  A huge weight was lifted off our shoulders knowing Jesse and his team were representing us.

3. Positive -
Jesse is so positive it's infectious.

The GreenHouse team provided something priceless to us.... PEACE OF MIND.
Jesse and his team are like a once in a lifetime jackpot.

We will be lifetime clients for sure.

Thanks Jesse, Jeremy, Andrea, Mona, Renata, Kris, Christine, and the rest of the GreenHouse team.
2013-12-03T12:07:24+00:00
The GreenHouse team provided something priceless to us.... PEACE OF MIND.

Joe K. “These are the people you want to work with. I’ll be their customer for life “

When my wife and I started thinking about buying a house in San Diego, I did some Web searches that led me here. Like everyone else, I was astonished and a bit skeptical of all these 5-star reviews. But I decided to trust the collective wisdom of the Internet, and I'm happy to report that the Internet was right! The folks at the GreenHouse Group deserve every word of praise you'll read here.

Our situation was challenging. We were first-time home buyers, with very little knowledge of how things work. And, when we began talking to GHG back in July, we were living in Paris, France. Our goal was to move back to California in December and buy a house soon thereafter, but that meant going through most of the process from nine time zones away. Furthermore, the combination of being self-employed and living overseas resulted in a rather unusual financial situation. I wasn't convinced it would even be possible for us to buy a house, but I asked the GreenHouse Group if they could help us.

We began by working with Jeremy on getting pre-approved for a loan. We did Skype video chats from France and he patiently laid out the facts and answered our questions. We exchanged documents via Dropbox and email. It took a long time to get that initial pre-approval, because most lenders didn't want to deal with people who had such atypical documentation. But Jeremy persisted, and we got pre-approved for a higher figure than we needed.

Then we started talking to Jesse, again via Skype, to discuss real estate. He warned us that we were in for a long and complex process. He didn't sugar-coat anything, but he exuded confidence and competence, and we felt we were in good hands. He set up a personalized Web site to show us houses that met our search criteria, and suggested that we just browse and take notes until we got to town in December. "But," he said, "if you happen to see a house that just blows you away, let me know immediately and we can try to pursue it remotely."

That's exactly what happened. One Saturday, a house popped up in the search that seemed too good to be true. We sent Jesse an email that day. On Monday morning, the first thing he said was, "Oh, it's one of THOSE," which means a house everyone was going to want so there'd be a lot of competition. But he went to the house that afternoon, shot some videos on his iPhone, and checked out somethings we were curious about. A day or so later, we put in our offer, and much to our surprise it was accepted almost immediately. I flew out to San Diego for the home inspection, and liked the house as much as I thought I would. After I returned to Paris, we were able to do nearly all the remaining paperwork electronically.

Halfway through escrow, things started going wrong. The appraisal came in freakishly low, and I was sure that would kill the deal. But Jeremy and Jesse worked hard on it (Jesse even did some heavy-duty negotiating while he was on vacation), and with a combination of tactics we were able to work out a solution. Then, just when we thought we were out of the woods, we ran into a series of snags with the loan. While I was freaking out, Jeremy remained calm and systematically worked through each problem. There were some frantic, agonizing days, but Jeremy put in 150% and pulled it off. In fact, we ended up closing on the afternoon of 12/31, which was nothing short of miraculous. (If funding had happened even an hour later than it did, there might have been disastrous consequences for both us and the seller.)

So that's our story. We love our new house, and we owe a tremendous debt to the GreenHouse Group for getting us here. Let me just mention a few things:

* Everything you read in these reviews is true. The folks at the GreenHouse group aren't just great at their jobs; they're unbelievably kind, dedicated, optimistic, and level-headed. They truly cared about my family's story, our needs, and us as people. Several times they called, emailed, or even met me on weekends or after hours to deal with a pressing issue.

* The combination of mortgage planning and real estate in one company is a huge benefit. In our case, I don't think the deal could have worked at all if we were juggling multiple agencies. The fact that Jeremy and Jesse can work together quickly made all the difference in the world to us.

* Jeremy and Jesse may ask you to do some unusual things. Trust me: Do exactly what they tell you to do. This company has a "secret sauce" that may seem corny at times, but it works REALLY well. They know what they're doing, but you must follow their advice, including not panicking when they tell you not to panic!

* Although we worked mainly with Jeremy and Jesse, everyone else we met and worked with at the GreenHouse Group was also amazingly kind, efficient, and helpful. Special thanks to Kris, Mona, Andrea, Renata, and Christine!

In short: These are the people you want to work with. I'll be their customer for life (or as long as I live in San Diego, anyway).
2013-12-03T12:10:17+00:00
The combination of mortgage planning and real estate in one company is a huge benefit.

Nat A. “I really thank God for bringing them to our lives.”

This is a long overdue review. We sold our home in March of this year, and I have been meaning to write this since then.

Last year was one of the most difficult years of our lives, and we were faced with having to make a decision about  our very underwater home.

We  tried the loan modification process through BOA, but since the moment they started asking me for documents that I had already sent to them...over and over, I knew this was a dead end. So I went to the internet and began doing some research. That's when I found Jesse, and started reading his great reviews. I decided to write him.

The next day I got a reply from him, and with that email alone he began to lighten the heavy burden of our difficult financial situation. He made me feel like I was taking a step on the right track. The next step was to set up a consultation, so we did.

I don't know if I will ever forget that meeting. My husband and I were in such despair, trying to keep it together, but silently crying for desperate help. Jesse was SO amazing...he listened to us for a long time, and then he painted the picture for us in a much clearer way, and really became kind of a coach to us, and I don't mean that as just in real state. He is an amazing individual, and made us feel human again. We left the meeting so much better than when we got there. We were treated with such kindness, honesty, integrity and professionalism, we were truly wowed.

That's just the beginning of our story.  We found a buyer much sooner than we thought - because they are truly incredible at their job  -  but our bank was very difficult to deal with. Nevertheless, Jesse and his team, Mike in particular, were absolutely amazing and never showed us anything but kindness.

I really thank God for bringing them to our lives. By taking the burden from us of short selling our home, we were able to regroup and put our finances in order again. We COULD HAVE NOT DONE it without them. Mike was such a trooper...so patient, and exceptional at his job. Jesse was always there for us. Never gave up on us, despite the tedious difficulties of short selling a home in San Diego. The sale is done, now we are back on track with our life, and saving up to buy another home in the near future.

I love these guys. What can I say. They have a very special place in my heart, and they have us as customers for life. They did for us MUCH much more than just sell our home, and we will never forget that.

They deserve to be successful because they are truly exceptional!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
2013-12-03T12:19:19+00:00
We left the meeting so much better than when we got there.

Nina I. “Jesse is a real estate guru! “

I do not know where to begin! If you're looking to buy a home, do not hesitate AT ALL and call the Green House Group. We were young first time home buyers and we had no idea where to start. We called Green House and set up an initial consultation with Jeremy, who takes care of the number side of the things. He cleared up all financial concerns we had about purchasing a home and thoroughly went over loan options as well as what their company was all about. He was also able to lock in the rate we wanted even after we missed a necessary time frame.

We later met Andrea and Jesse. Jesse is a real estate guru! The home we were interested in was a short sale and man, I must say, Jesse is AWESOME! There were times where we nearly lost the deal but Jesse knew exactly what to do. We wouldn't have our home if it weren't for him. And Andrea (I'm going to miss working with her!) She's such a sweet heart and was kind enough to go the distance for us...literally. We were searching in the Murrieta/Temecula area and she never hesitated when we found a home we wanted to view up north. She was always on top of everything....viewing appointments, documents, extensions, everything! When we finally came towards escrow, we were so anxious to get it closed. Jeremy was persistent and dedicated in getting our loan documents done. He constantly communicated with us to ensure we knew where we were at in the process and how close we were.

I just can't thank them enough. They are truly a fantastic group of people and definitely people you can trust with something as important as purchasing your new home.  They're professional yet personal. They take the time to figure out exactly what your goal is and how to get you there. The Green House Group is unbelievably great at what they do and you will not regret working with them at all.

THANK YOU SO MUCH GREEN HOUSE! Your hard work will be forever appreciated!!!!
2013-12-03T12:23:33+00:00
They are truly a fantastic group of people and definitely people you can trust with something as important as purchasing your new home.

Brett M. “More than a plan he had mapped out our future…”

About three years ago Jesse was recommended to us by some friends who he had helped with their short sale.
When we first met I was impressed by his enthusiasm and powerful vision for us. More than a plan he had mapped out our future from getting us out from under our burdensome, oppressive mortgage and living situation to helping see a positive future.   It all sounds good, but can it work out as planned. Or to put it another way should I put my trust in this person.
100% Yes!
We did and were not let down.
Jesse almost made it seem too easy.
Like only an expert can.
Our house was sold in a matter of weeks.
It was a great feeling to get out of that situation and Jesse made it happen.
That was only the beginning.
When we first talked, he helped us by getting to know us and gave us a frame of reference and helped us shape our long term goals of someday being able to be in the right house.
That day came thanks to Jesse and his team.
The short sale was just the beginning.
This summer Jesse and the Greenhouse group, to include our lender guru Dave and in office coordinator Andrea, walked us through getting a home. All this less than three years after selling with him with our short sale.
I was and still am in awe of there abilities and Jesse's leadership.
Buying a house can be a stressful process
but with Jesse's expert guidance we did it.
I am just beginning to realize what an enormously positive force he has been in our lives and I could not be happier or more thankful. I only wish I could repay him as you cannot put a price on happiness. I say this -  I call him a friend, and if he would have it family; I wish
him all the happiness he can imagine.
Blessings be upon him
I am a richer man spiritually having known him.
2013-12-03T12:27:28+00:00
..should I put trust in this person. 100% Yes!

Thomas H. “These guys are very trustworthy…”

I recently bought my first home and was very skeptical about everything being new to the game.  We found Greenhouse through yelp, called them up and met with Dave on a Saturday afternoon for our initial consultation.  From that point on, him and Jesse treated us like royalty.  They were very patient with us during the process even through our naivete.

Jesse fought for us and got us into our condo for a very good price and Dave is still helping us out even though our loan closed about 2 months ago.  These guys are very trustworthy and are there to hook you up.
2013-12-03T12:29:48+00:00
Dave and Jesse treated us like royalty.

Dustin N. “Do yourself a favor and meet with Jesse.”

I unfortunately did not get a chance to complete working with Jesse because of personal reasons.  The short time I did spend with this company was an experience that I would recommend to anyone and everyone looking to buy a house.  They stress the importance of trust and family, and even though I'm a pretty cynical person, I bought into it after the first meeting.

Short and simple, do yourself a favor and meet with Jesse.  Even if it doesn't work out for you, you will leave with a fantastic feeling that this is how all businesses should be run.

If I need a Realtor, I know exactly who I'm going to call.  Thanks for everything, Jesse, hope you read this.
2013-12-03T12:34:09+00:00
you will leave with a fantastic feeling that this is how all businesses should be run.

Roberta B. “Check out their videos on their website – AWESOME”

We were coming to San Diego for relocation from the East Coast and used Yelp to select our realtor. After combing all the reviews and then making some phone calls, we chose The GreenHouse Group and Jesse Ibanez.

My wife and I have bought and sold 10 houses, so our experience with realtors has gone from horrible to great and everything in between. The first thing you will find about Jesse and his team is that they are NOT typical realtors. They are not out to just sell you the first time you go out. They will ask you lots of questions and get to know you. Follow the GreenHouse system and it will be a very enjoyable process - from the get to know you profile, through the prequalification to the home tour.

If you want the typical "show you three houses and ask you to make a decision," Jesse is not your guy. If you want a passionate, caring pro - give the GreenHouse Group a call - like we did - you'll be glad you did!

PS - Check out their videos on their website - AWESOME - shows you how fun and "real" the GreenHouse team is!
2013-12-03T12:36:50+00:00
If you want a passionate, caring pro - give the GreenHouse Group a call.

Tom R. “The Green Team stepped up to the plate and delivered.”

The Green House Group rocks!  I am, or was, a first time home buyer and really didn't know what to expect.  I had a VERY circumstantial lending situation, which required very special care and attention.  It was a rocky road by nature, and the Green Team stepped up to the plate and delivered.  I am so thankful that I found them and I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a personalized and positive experience with a home purchase.

Their professionalism is second to none, their enthusiasm is contagious, and the results are fantastic.  They are honest, straight-forward, and decisive.  Their resources run deep, and the knowledge of the business/market runs deep.  I am lucky to have stumbled upon them on Yelp! and I feel compelled to share their awesomeness with the cyber world.  I knew from the first time that I met the staff that their authentic originality and passion to help me achieve my goals was genuine.

A big thanks and shout-out to Jesse, Dave, Andrea and the rest of the Green Team for their outstanding work and execution!  They exceeded my expectations and I am very happy with my new home!
2013-12-03T12:38:24+00:00
I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a personalized and positive experience with a home purchase.

Julia N. ” I would recommend him to everyone!!”

Working with Jesse and his team made what could have been a complicated transaction into something enjoyable! He makes sure that you are educated about each and every decision or choice that you have. I would recommend him to everyone!!
2013-12-03T12:40:05+00:00
Working with Jesse and his team made what could have been a complicated transaction into something enjoyable!

Shaun G. “I was sold on them after the first meeting.”

I started working with Jesse and Jeremy in February, 2011.  At the time, my wife and I were a few months away from having our first child and looking into upgrading from our condo to a house.  Jesse and Jeremy met up with me for an initial "Huddle Up" meeting and we went over my goals, financials, and what the process would look like.  I was sold on them after the first meeting.

I spent the next few months looking at properties online and working with Jeremy on what we could afford, since we planned on renting our condo after we moved out.  Jeremy was extremely helpful in understanding how a lender would look at our application and what we could get approved for, as well as going through our financials and being realistic about what we could afford.

After settling in on a price range and some areas, Jesse helped us out by taking us to some houses that showed what our price range meant in the real world, and what the same amount of money could buy you in different neighborhoods.  It was very helpful, but also kind of fun since he made it into a game which was informative but also kept the trip from being a 3-hour snoozefest.

Now that we knew what we wanted, and how much we were willing to spend we worked with Jesse to find our house.  I would go through the new listings every morning and send him the ones I liked.  He would process it and get back to me usually within a few hours, but always the same day and give me his opinion on it.  If we liked it, we would put in an offer and go visit the place.

In August we found the house we wanted and put together our initial offer.  It was a short sale, so we knew it wouldn't be an easy process.  Jesse and the team stayed on top of it from day one and worked in the background on having everything ready to go when we needed it.  I always felt like I was in the loop and knew what was going on now, and what the next steps were going to be.  I really think that being on top of our game and responding to the lenders as quickly as we did is what got us in the door, and ultimately the house.  Short sales can be tricky, and ours was no exception.  After putting in the first offer in August, we closed on the property in December.  A lot of hard work was put into the process by the team and it really paid off.  We got the house we wanted, at the price we wanted, and without headaches and frustration.

The team was really great throughout my 10-month process.  I never felt pressured to do anything I wasn't comfortable with, and I always felt like the ultimate goal of the team wasn't to make a sale but to make my family happy.  They succeeded and I would highly recommend talking to them before you select an agent for your home search.

TL;DR:
Jeremy, Jesse and team are awesome.  Great communication and hard work helped us get the house we wanted.
2013-12-03T12:42:55+00:00
Shaun G "They succeeded and I would highly recommend talking to them before you select an agent for your home search."

Adrian R. “The Green House Group is making people’s wishes come true.”

The Green House Group, is a company that truly turned my failure into a success.  If I could describe Jesse and the team in a on word, that word would be legit.  legit on how they describe the process to you for easy understanding.  Legit on how their teams pulls together for you to help sell a home.  Legit on how professional and at the same time caring they are for their clients.  This company is so well organized and advanced in their use in technology we only met face to face a few times.  The whole process was done through the use of the Internet.  I truly believe there would not have been another company that could help sell my home that fast.  The Green House Group is making people's wishes come true.
2013-12-03T12:44:15+00:00
If I could describe Jesse and the team in a on word, that word would be legit.

Denny M. “Jesse was definitely a mentor to me…”

My Profile:
-First time home buyer
-Not a clue about real estate, or who to represent me in buying a home
-Looked to Yelp for help
-Found the Greenhouse Group on Yelp and decided to take a chance (Im really glad I did)

I am honored to write the first five star review of 2012 for this amazing real estate company/group/family.

I closed on my very first home on 12/30/2011, and from beginning to the VERY end, the process was a roller-coaster ride. The entire team at the Greenhouse Group were not only outstanding in how they performed during the home-stretch of my deal (when it really mattered), but also in protecting my best interest throughout the whole process, which was the most important thing to me.

I worked with nearly all of the Greenhouse Group staff, but my main (all-star) players were  Jesse, Andrea, and Dave. Couldn't have asked for a better team. Jesse was definitely a mentor to me; TEACHING me how to buy home, not just helping me find one. Andrea and I traveled throughout most of San Diego together (good and bad) searching for my perfect home, and she was their when I found it. She was always there to answer questions, and still is (thank you.). Finally, Dave, one of the most stand-up and nicest guys. I had the unfortunate pleasure of trying to close escrow during the Xmas holiday, and Dave was making calls and following-up with people while he was on his holiday leave; never forgetting how important closing this deal was to me. Amazing.

A five star rating cannot repay the hard work this team invested in my dream.  I look forward to calling Jesse up in a few years and asking him "you ready to do it again bro?" Here is to the first of many 5 star ratings for this group in 2012.

Salude!
2013-12-03T12:46:03+00:00
Couldn't have asked for a better team. TEACHING me how to buy a home, not just helping me find one.

Diego P. “Jesse and The GreenHouse Group are nothing short of amazing!”

Jesse and the green house group are nothing short of amazing! Let me tell you a bit of my story. I was 24 back then, looking to become a homeowner.  I didn't have much of a clue what I was looking for.  Jesse walked me thru the process from looking into my financials and figure out what I could afford to filtering the places he knew where the best investments opportunities. When we found the right home, Jesse was able to make an offer $35000 less than the other offer on the place and we still got the home! That's the magic of The Green House Group! Thanks Jesse.

2013-12-03T12:47:13+00:00
$35000 less than the other offer on the place and we still got the home!

Matthew M. “Jesse and the Greenhouse Group went far beyond the expectation…”

Jesse and the Greenhouse Group went far beyond the expectation of assisting with a short sale.  Jesse brings unmatched energy and vision while the team surrounding him show drive and commitment.  The process was fully explained from the start. No questions left unanswered and if one needed to be addressed the team was there to address it.   What caught me off guard was the investment this team made to my families future.
2013-12-03T12:48:30+00:00
Jesse brings unmatched energy and vision while the team surrounding him show drive and commitment.

Dustin M. “…you really cannot do better than using the Greenhouse Group…”

I can't tell people enough how awesome everyone at Greenhouse Group has been during the entire crazy process! Jesse, Dave, Andrea - you guys are amazing! They made me clearly state my goal in the beginning so we started on the right foot, knowing exactly what we were looking for. And we found it, first time we went to look at houses! And its only because of the connections they have with others in the biz that my offer was considered at all, and accepted! Then in the middle of escrow I threw them a huge curveball..in changing lenders, and they went above and beyond to make it work, and its only because of their dedication to exceptional service that it got done at all. The communication, transparency and just good old helpfulness they maintained during the whole process blew me away, made things so much easier in a difficult process. I was treated like family from the beginning, and feel like family now. If you are a first time buyer like I was, you really cannot do better than use the Greenhouse Group to reach your goals. Jesse, Dave and Andrea - I can't tell you how much I appreciate everything you have done for me, and having such a positive impact on my life personally! Thank you!
2013-12-03T12:50:52+00:00
The communication, transparency and just good old helpfulness they maintained during the whole process blew me away

Ken K. ” These guys are pro’s but make you feel like your family”

These guys are awesome!.
We just closed on the short sale of our condo. We initially contacted The Greenhouse Group based on some reviews here. We met with Jesse and his staff who really made us feel at home and explained the whole process to us while giving us an idea of exactly what to expect. Within days we were doing a walk through of the condo with Jesse and starting the process.

They were able to put us in contact with any resource we needed such as a person that staged the condo to make it look amazing which generated many offers immediately. It looked so good we are thinking of having the decorator take a look at our current house.

We're both very busy and fortunately TGG handled everything for us from start to finish. We never had to personally deal with the bank and from start to finish the whole process took less than 6 months whereas short sales are notorious for taking forever due to the banks being slow.

If you're looking for a FRIENDLY,  KNOWLEDGEABLE and PROFESSIONAL group to handle your sale, purchase, short sale, ect I would not hesitate to call these guys, you'll be glad you did and most assuredly end up here raving about the job they did and the experience you had. These guys are pro's but make you feel like your family is the best way to describe them.
2013-12-03T12:53:14+00:00
If you're looking for a FRIENDLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE and PROFESSIONAL group to handle your sale, purchase, short sale, ect I would not hesitate to call these guys.

Hannah B. “This group deserves more than 5 stars – they are absolutely AMAZING!”

Where to even begin.... This group deserves more than 5 stars - they are absolutely AMAZING!

This was my first house and I came to Jesse not knowing much at all about what I was getting myself into. From our initial meeting I knew I had found the right realtor. He sat down with me and took the time to get to know me personally, he willingly answered all of my questions, and we set up goals. I left his office that day, overwhelmed with excitement and trust.

Whenever I'd look at houses, I'd go with Pat. He was always quick to respond to my emails and set up appointments. He also was very knowledgeable and each time we would see a house, he'd take time to teach me about different factors that made each house unique.

After months of searching I finally found "the house," which turned out to be quite the battle to get. Jesse put in an offer on the house, which was in short sale. It ended up being foreclosed after Jesse battled with the bank to change their minds. He could tell I was super bummed, and refused to give up. In the days following he called me to tell me he had hunted down the investment company that bought the house, and persuaded them to go into contract with me. Talk about someone going out of their way! We thought we were good to go until the company wanted more money than I could spend, and we lost the house again. Jesse kept at it though, and waited for the house to enter the market. Once it did he jumped on the opportunity to put in another offer... they countered and at 9pm Jesse was on the phone with me to draft up a counter offer. After that we had success!! This guy has determination like no one I've ever met. He's on your side 24/7.

For financing I worked with Dave. Like the rest of the GreenHouse Group, he knows his stuff inside and out and ended up getting me a killer rate with money to help with closing. He was right by my side to help with any questions / concerns / etc that I had whenever I needed him.

This group is truly genuine, professional, and determined to give each person they work with an awesome experience. They're someone you can trust to find a home in lovely San Diego 🙂
2013-12-03T12:54:38+00:00
This guy has determination like no one I've ever met. He's on your side 24/7.

(Video) Shane S. “They were on top of every little thing the whole way through”

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What can I say about the Greenhouse Group? My wife and I found them on yelp when deciding how to approach buying our first house. We almost wrote them off because there were so many enthusiastic 5 star reviews that we thought it might be fake reviews. Well, we decided to go check them out on a whim and it ended up being a great decision. We worked with Jesse as our real estate agent and used Dave as our mortgage broker. They were awesome! They were on top of every little thing the whole way through and really helped guide us through the process as first time home buyers. Jesse was great at negotiating for us and Dave was quick, efficient and always available. Dave even answered calls during evenings and weekends in order to close on our VA loan in 30 days. In all, we got the house we wanted for the price we wanted. Best of all, it took only a little over 2 months from the time we walked in their office to the time we had the keys to our new home.

Thanks Jesse and Dave!
2013-12-03T12:56:58+00:00
Jesse was great at negotiating for us and Dave was quick, efficient and always available.

Eden C. “…we knew he was the man for the job.”

5 years after buying our condo, my husband and I found ourselves in a situation where we were paying a mortgage that we couldn't afford for a property that was worth $100k less than what we bought it for.

We watched many of our friends in the same position foreclose on their homes. We really didn't want to go that route and decided to look into trying to do a short sale.

We found The Greenhouse Group on yelp and were very impressed with the great reviews, so we gave them a call. We spoke with Jesse and set up a meeting to go over things in person.

After meeting with Jesse, we decided a short sale was definately what was best for us. We were still a little concerned, since we had also seen many people we know try to short sell their homes and fail, and still end up with foreclosures. But Jesse made us feel so at ease and he had so much knowledge that he gained our trust and we knew he was the man for the job.

6 short months later, our condo sold! We are now renting a larger house for much less than our mortgage was at our smaller condo, and we are already on our way to building back up our credit.

The Greenhouse Group got us out of a bad situation and gave us a new start, and for this, we are very thankful.

We can confidently say that down the line in the near future when we are again ready to buy a home, we will definatley be using Jesse at The Greenhouse Group as our realtor.
2013-12-03T12:58:06+00:00
The Greenhouse Group got us out of a bad situation and gave us a new start, and for this, we are very thankful.

Greg B. “Greenhouse group crushes the standard and all competition.”

***Greenhouse group crushes the standard and all competition.***

When the housing market dropped, my adjustable rate mortgage increased, and my home less than half of the purchase price I knew I was in trouble. I have been trying to fix this issue with my home for a little over three years through different options; such as, going through two loan modification companies, deed in lieu, and trying to negotiate with my lender (who outsourced all customer service to India, which made them impossible to communicate with).
I started working with Jesse and his team and in a matter of 8 months Greenhouse Group had me approved for the HAFA program, negotiated the buyers offer TO INCLUDE ALL CLOSING COST, and most importantly the selling of my home. Keep in mind I said I had been working on this issue for a little over 3 years, so the other 2 years were essentially a waste of time and money- don't waste your time, go with Greenhouse Group.
Jesse has a staff of exceptional communicators. Through constant status updates, I was always kept informed throughout the whole process and is the reason why, from start to end, the program was extremely streamlined. I was truly working with the most efficient professionals in the field.
In closing, I highly recommend you contact Greenhouse Group if you find yourself in a similar situation. I am certain that Jesse and his staff will work with you with maximum effort and attentivness.
2013-12-03T13:00:30+00:00
I was truly working with the most efficient professionals in the field.

N.C. “I knew he cared not about selling us just any home, but about finding us our dream home.”

This review is shamefully overdue for these guys as we closed escrow in early April, but as I sit here enjoying our lovely new home, I miss them all of a sudden and want to share the wonderful experience my husband and I had buying our home through The GreenHouse Group.

We found Jesse on Yelp and decided to make an appointment based on his stellar reviews.  Right away, at the initial consultation, I knew that Jesse was the right realtor for us.  He was energetic, enthusiastic, and instead of asking us for what areas/properties we were interested in, Jesse spent most of the initial consultation learning about us, our interests, goals, and motivations for moving.  I knew he cared not about selling us just any home, but about finding us our dream home.

Jesse was just as excited as us when we found a good property, but was detailed and thorough in compiling and checking all of the data & facts about the property.  In fact, there were several times when I got over-excited about a place, Jesse had to reign me in and lecture me about prudence and making sure the price was right and not overpaying.  Who in the real estate world does that??  Don't realtors just want as much commission as they can make??  This tells me that Jess is different.  He is not doing this for the money.  Everything was pretty straightforward on our end after our offer was accepted, but it probably was because of all the behind-the-scenes hard work that Jesse did.  The seller and her agent ended up to be very peculiar and demanding but Jesse handled every bump with expertise and ease.

We worked with Jeremy on getting our mortgage.  We were already pre-qualified for a mortgage loan with our own bank, but after speaking with Jeremy, we were able to see the benefits of going through a loan broker than a traditional bank.  I could not be happier in our decision to work with Jeremy.  We ended up with a much more competitive rate, and about $10k less in closing costs than what our bank had quoted us.

Just a few days before signing loan docs, closing escrow and getting keys to our new home, we hit a MAJOR bump in the road.  It was a personal matter that came up unexpectedly and would have impacted us qualifying for our loan so late into the whole process.  I was heartbroken that we might lose this perfect home.  I don't know how many phone calls and meetings with the lender it took, but Jeremy ultimately pulled it through for us.

Jesse and Jeremy worked seamlessly together to handle our case.  Their personalities are like two sides of a coin - Jesse is energetic and enthusiastic, Jeremy is calm and reassuring.  But both are so so professional and good at what they do, we felt we were in good hands through the whole buying process.

Jesse signs off every email with "On Your Team," instead of a generic Sincerely or Best Regards and genuinely this is what I've felt through our dealings with the GreenHouse Group.  They treat you like family and truly watch out for you.  Both Jesse and Jeremy have worked after hours for us, on their days off, and there were even a few days when Jeremy was on vacation across the coast that he would make time to answer our calls and emails and process documents for us.   I normally don't hug people I do business with, but these guys got many, many hugs from me through our whole home buying process.

Well-deserved 5 stars.  Jesse and Jeremy are amazing to work with, and I know you will not regret working with them on finding your dream home like we have!!!
2013-12-03T13:03:11+00:00
I normally don't hug people I do business with, but these guys got many, many hugs

Megan G. “I met all the team members and left feeling empowered and motivated.”

When I first decided to buy a house I really had no idea where to start, so I started with Yelp, and the reviews about Jesse, Dave, and Jeremy were overwhelmingly positive, I knew I had to start with them.

I called the number and made an appointment.  Apprehensive and scared I walked into Greenhouse Group a single woman trying to buy a piece of San Diego on my own, with virtually nothing on hand to put down. I spoke with Jessie and met all the team members and left feeling empowered and  motivated.

So began the search, everyday looking for my dream... still unsure of whether they and/or I could really make this happen. I was working with a fixed income, and little wiggle room to save, supporting several family members was draining me physically and financially.

Jeremy was able to qualify me for more than I expected, and then Dave began crunching all my numbers to see what programs are out there for people in my situation. I couldn't believe the amount of dedication and faith they had in making my dream a reality. I was receiving daily, sometimes hourly updates on where we stood.

So I found my dream house, Thank you Pat! And now the real hard work begins, I was terrified and doubtful given my lack of money and single income, that it would really happen, but it did!

Jessie and Dave were doing backwards flips through flaming rings trying to make the whole process a success. When the bank through a curve ball Jessie was there with a bat to knock it out. Jessie even went so far to loan me his commission as part of my down payment to make it work, and that is something I'm quite sure few have and are willing to do.

As I write this winded review, I am nearly in tears that they made this all happen. I am certain that without their insane amount of knowledge of the industry and dedication to their clients I would not be where I am today, sitting in my huge 4 bedroom house overlooking the city I love most, with a huge sense of accomplishment.

So in closing, I miss those guys. They were starting to be a huge part of my life and I feel as if I grew up with them. In summary they are pretty much the most awesome group of dedicated and enthusiastic guys so if you are even considering buying a piece of the american dream, I highly recommend starting with these guys.

Thank you Pat, Andrea, Jeremy, Dave your the man, and Jessie,  you are an angel who lifted my spirits up when I was doubtful, you stood by my side with my best interest at heart. I sincerely and from the deepest
part of my heart feel blessed to have met you guys.
Thank you again.
2013-12-03T13:06:20+00:00
I couldn't believe the amount of dedication and faith they had in making my dream a reality.

Chelsea F. “Choosing GreenHouse Group was the best decision we could have made …$25,000 under listing!!”

We are so happy with our experience with GreenHouse group! We are first time home buyers and had no idea what to expect coming into this process. We first went to Jeremy to help us with our loan. He was great at walking us through everything we needed to know. When we found a home that required a new type of loan, Jeremy got us the new pre-approval right away! Jesse was our buyers agent and he made the process of finding a home a lot less stressful. We started out looking at homes before meeting with him and doing it on your own is possible but confusing. We didn't really even know where to start. With Jesse, we got the listings right away and could make an offer that much faster.

Buying a home is not an easy thing to do, but having people like Jeremy and Jesse made it much easier. Everyone on their team is on top of it. Always quick to respond to an email or phone call and answer the countless questions we had. Jesse got us an AMAZING deal on our home! $25,000 under listing!! We still can't believe it. We just moved in this last weekend and couldn't be happier. It was great working with people we knew we could trust to do a good job. Choosing GreenHouse Group was the best decision we could have made and we definitely recommend them to any other home buyers out there!
2013-12-03T13:08:15+00:00
Buying a home is not an easy thing to do, but having people like Jeremy and Jesse made it much easier.

Bruce C. “…we got a deal that exceeded our expectations.”

The GreenHouse Group is just amazing.  We came to them with a home that was just underwater.  We wanted to sell, but we needed a certain price to make the deal work.  Jesse went to work and within five weeks we had an offer.  Through Jesse's exceptional negotiating skills, we got a deal that exceeded our expectations.  We are extremely pleased with what the GreenHouse Group has done for us, and we look forward to making use of Jesse's services in the future as we begin looking for a new home.
2013-12-03T13:10:53+00:00
The GreenHouse Group is just amazing.

Ron T. “He got us almost 10k off of the asking price”

These guys handled our mortgage and home purchase with the perfect balance of personability and professionalism.

Dave handled our mortgage with patience and grace. We ended up changing our funding twice and GHG made it happen for us despite the unforeseen challenges.

Jesse was our buying agent and chief negotiator. He got us almost 10k off of the asking price of our home - 5k back at closing - a couple hundred $s in property repair compensation and he even got the previous owners to throw in their lawn mower!

We ended up having to extend our escrow by 2 weeks, we changed our search criteria at least twice and I even broke the electric window motor in the back of Jesse's Mercedes...  After all of that, the dude still managed to get us this sweet deal and didn't even complain about how difficult our transaction was.

My wife and I ENTHUSIASTICALLY recommend The Green House Group for all of your real estate/mortgage services needs!

They will make you feel like friends and treat you like family.
2013-12-03T13:12:58+00:00
These guys handled our mortgage and home purchase with the perfect balance of personability and professionalism.

Katie W. “They will go out of their way for you …”

My husband and I worked with Jesse and The Greenhouse Group for almost a year to try to short-sell our condo. We probably gave him the most difficult situation possible (condo association was in litgation so could only get cash-only buyers and our bank was one of the worst in the industry in terms of working with short-sales).  However, he took on our case with enthusiasm and worked above beyond.

We had many ups and downs and many times wanted to give up. Jesse was persistent to keep going and it paid off. Just recently, the bank approved our short sale and we just closed this week! We owe it all to Jesse and his team.

I whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone selling or buying (short sale or even traditional sale). We've recommended him to all our friends and anyone looking for help. They will go out of their way for you and really care about your situation.
2013-12-03T13:15:08+00:00
Jesse was persistent to keep going and it paid off. We owe it all to Jesse and his team.

Nicole C. “Jesse saved the deal from certain death.”

You cannot go wrong in hiring the Greenhouse Group.  Jesse Ibanez did outstanding work in helping my fiancé and I purchase a house that is honestly way beyond our expectations.  Jeremy Beck took the time to educate us about the mortgage loan process, helped us consider all of our financing options and we eventually locked a really attractive mortgage rate.

The greatest payoff in our decision occurred after we had already found the house and our offer had been accepted. During the 30 day escrow period  an inspection of the house's wastewater pipe revealed very serious damage caused by tree roots.  (I didn't even know that tree roots could destroy an iron pipe)   As the new homeowners, the cost to replace the pipe would usually fall into our laps.  Since my fiance and I could never afford to replace the pipe with our modest budget we thought we had to break the escrow and walk away from our dream house.  This is the moment when Jesse saved the deal from certain death.  Somehow he was able to talk the seller into paying for the new wastewater line and several other major repairs.  Altogether the seller spent over $10,000 in improvements to our new home before the close of escrow.  I had never heard of anything like this but am so pleased that we had Jesse and Greenhouse Group on our side.

I am writing this because I was in your shoes a few short months ago.  I did my research on Yelp and other sites.  Now I am adding my two cents because I hope you will find my experience encouraging.  Now we own a piece of San Diego and it feels great.
2013-12-03T13:17:23+00:00
Now we own a piece of San Diego and it feels great.

David S. “completely on point and professional.”

Jesse was an invaluable asset in helping me sell my house.  completely on point and professional.  Can't say enough about how genuinely impressed I am with his dedication, knowledge and ease to work with.  Bravo thanks again and, I endorse the GreenHouse group as smart and straight forward in an industry that doesn't always seem that way.
2013-12-03T13:21:36+00:00
Can't say enough about how genuinely impressed I am with his dedication, knowledge and ease to work with.

Dustin B. “They will go the extra mile to make sure you are 100% satisfied.

I can't recommend the GreenHouse Group highly enough.  I was lucky enough to find them on Yelp when I searched for mortgage brokers.  They are actually a full service real estate firm.  My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Jesse, Jeremy, Andrea and the rest of the crew when we bought our recent house in Encinitas.

These guys are hard workers who really go the extra mile to make sure that they meet your goals.  I can't tell you the number of times that I got calls or e-mails late at night or on the weekends making sure that we were tracking along on everything.  They always had the answers and went the extra mile to make sure that my wife and I were at ease with the whole process.

The initial "huddle up" was great.  At the end I think Jesse knew more about what we were looking for than we did.  Once we found our house he walked us through the buying process and worked hard to get more repairs and comps from the buyers.

Jeremy did an outstanding job working through our financing issues.  He did conference calls with my wife and I a couple times a week to walk us through any issues and make sure we knew what to expect next.  We were able to close on a VA loan in less than 40 days.

In conclusion, The GreenHouse group is your one stop shop if you are looking to buy (or sell) a house.  They will go the extra mile to make sure you are 100% satisfied.
2013-12-03T13:24:09+00:00
The GreenHouse group is your one stop shop

Anastasia K. ” I trust them completely and recommend them wholeheartedly.”

I am one lucky person to have found Jesse and the Greenhouse Group team, who are the hardest working people in the biz. I found myself in a financially desperate situation, and Jesse was able to walk me through the short sale process and heal what was a difficult situation. With Jesse's enthusiasm and expertise on my side, I knew I was in good hands right from the start. I appreciated his process from the beginning, which felt like a financial-therapy session, giving me the opportunity to articulate my goals and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Jesse went above and beyond the call of duty in every respect. They even continued the process when I traveled overseas, and they were able to host open houses, find multiple buyers, and finalize the deal during my absence. They made what could have been a horrific situation feel like an easy, manageable process, and I was incredibly lucky to have so many hardworking people in my corner. Even after the completion of the short sale, Jesse has still been in contact to help with the nitty gritty details and to ensure that I discover financial recovery with tips to rebuild my credit. I trust them completely and recommend them wholeheartedly.
2013-12-03T13:27:22+00:00
I was incredibly lucky to have so many hardworking people in my corner.

JULIE C. “Jesse was so informative and gave me his full attention”

Jesse was so informative and gave me his full attention and answered my questions with such clarity I felt like I had just taken a mini class on Short Sales.  I am grateful all the help and feel like I can move forward with my first short sale.
2013-12-03T13:32:25+00:00
answered my questions with such clarity I felt like I had just taken a mini class on Short Sales.

Hwai-En H. “…they are energetic, hard-working, and genuine.”

Jesse and Jeremy helped us buy our first home. I agree with the other reviewers that they are energetic, hard-working, and genuine. In addition, here are a few more points from our own experience:

- They helped us get over the tediousness parts (paperworks, etc.) as quickly as possible, and kept as much of the complexities behind the scenes as possible, empowering us to maintain clarity and focus on our ultimate goal during months of hunting.

- We had plenty of questions. ("What's the optimal price for a deal?", "Should we bother with inspection in an as-is sale?", "Should we buy points?", etc.-- If questions like these are on your mind I recommend you get in touch with the GreenHouse Group.) Jesse and Jeremy never told us strictly "this is what you should do", but always offered thorough pros and cons giving us the confidence to make sound decisions ourselves. As soon as we made up our mind, everyone at the GreenHouse Group was fully supportive and ready to make it happen.

- They were reliable and rolled with the punches really well: As it turned out, the short-sale approvals came right before we were going out of the country, with escrow exactly overlapping our trip. To make things more complicated, the U.S. consulate, the only place that could notarize loan documents, would be closed for all but half a day during our trip. Jeremy worked closely and relentlessly with the lender to ensure the loan docs got to our hands on that exact day. Simply incredible.

- They maintained a positive attitude throughout: When we were ready to transfer the down payment, Bank of America told us that they had lost my signature card, without which the bank's security policy would not allow us to move such a large amount of money. Therefore we temporarily borrowed from family to cover the down payment, which made our lender unhappy. With the lender unwilling to release their funds, closing had to be delayed, which made the seller's side nervous due to the fragility of the short-sale. The whole situation was created from our end, and Jesse and Jeremy was left with a bunch of people they had to smooth over. There was never a trace of frustration or negativity. Every phone call, every email was full of positive attitude; it seemed there was no doubt in their mind that the deal would go through.

And that's exactly what happened. The deal went through, and we now enjoy a new life in our first home. It's wonderful knowing Jesse and Jeremy, and a great pleasure to have worked with them.
2013-12-03T13:42:55+00:00
Jeremy worked closely and relentlessly with the lender to ensure the loan docs got to our hands on that exact day. Simply incredible.

Kelly D. “he made a process that I was dreading easier than I could have imagined!”

I joined Yelp just to share how awesome The GreenHouse Group is!  If you are part of the thousands of people in CA faced with letting a house or condo go because of the crappy economy, PLEASE contact  Jesse Ibanez at the GreenHouse Group! I have been working with Jesse on my condo and he made a process that I was dreading easier than I could have imagined! The man knows his stuff and if there is a way to make things happen he will find it!
2013-12-03T13:44:18+00:00
The man knows his stuff and if there is a way to make things happen he will find it!

Kathryn M. “There will never be words enough to convey how grateful I am…”

There will never be words enough to convey how grateful I am to Jesse and his team for all that they have done for me.  Through extraordinary hard work and immense personal sacrifice, they managed to short sell my house despite unbelievable odds.  The passion Jesse has for his work is evident in every phone call, every email, every visit.  There is no one more deserving of praise than him, and I will forever be his greatest fan.
2013-12-03T13:46:24+00:00
The passion Jesse has for his work is evident in every phone call, every email, every visit. There is no one more deserving of praise than him, and I will forever be his greatest fan.

Jessica B. “In this market you need someone who is going to go to bat for you…”

I cannot begin to describe the amazing experience I had with Jesse and Jeremy.  Let me begin by saying that being a first time homebuyer was one of the most challenging experiences I have had.  However, Jesse and Jeremy were there every step of the way.  These guys really mean it when they say that they build their business on relationships.  This market is difficult, and no matter what people say it is not easy for first time homebuyers!  Jeremy talked me through each loan option I had, and if I didn't understand, he did it again and again.  Jesse took me through a countless number of homes, and got me through the very tricky process of obtaining a home that was in foreclosure.  I truly believe I am in my brand new home because these guys just never gave up.  In this market you need someone who is going to bat for you, and I recommend these guys 110 percent!
2013-12-03T13:48:58+00:00
These guys really mean it when they say that they build their business on relationships.

Nancy M. “…five-star ratings are absolutely correct.”

I'm reading the Yelp reviews to see if other people have had the same experience that I have. Well, truthfully, I wasn't the one who had the experience with Jesse and Jeremy. It was someone very dear to me and seeing that I made the recommendation, I have followed the transaction closely.

Cutting to the chase, everyone that has given these guys a five-star ratings are absolutely correct. Jesse started his work on this transaction last October and has hung in there through every possible obstacle that could be presented to him. He is an energetic, knows his stuff and will not give up. Instead of waiting for things to happen, he makes it happen. Jesse is involved, proactive and results oriented and to top it off, he has a great heart and a wonderful spirit.

After seven months, the short sale on the house is a done deal. I am certain that anyone else would have walked away in frustration. Not Jesse.

Thanks for everything that you have done to bring the deal to a close.
2013-12-03T13:50:26+00:00
Instead of waiting for things to happen, he (Jesse) makes it happen.

Crystal M. “We trusted Jesse and Dave to help us navigate through one of the biggest decisions in our lives”

The GreenHouse Group is amazing!

I could go on and on about why I chose the word 'amazing' to describe this business but let me try to hit the most important points:

1) Both Jesse and Dave (our real estate and financial partners in crime) were ALWAYS available to answer every single question we had throughout the process (including those questions I may have already asked a few hundred times but needed reassurance :)).  To reiterate ALWAYS, we were in a unique situation where a bid we had put read more » on a house was accepted after my fiancé was deployed on a ship overseas and email was our only means of communication.  Jesse and Dave had no problem outlining every situation we encountered via tons of lengthy emails to make sure my fiancé felt comfortable with every step in the process.  At no time did my fiancé feel out of the loop or unsure of what was going on.  Although I was communicating with my fiancé, Jesse and Dave, as the experts, took the time to explain in even greater detail every step in the process.  Such explanation included the decisions that needed to be made, the reasoning beyond every move, the repercussions of countless scenarios that may arise, and answering any further questions based on their explanation.  Incomparable personal service is an understatement!

2) The knowledge of Jesse and Dave was both comforting and impressive.  Since there is no secret that buying a home can be a trying process, it is very refreshing to have an experienced and patient voice walking you through every situation.  As we approached each step in the home buying process, we felt prepared and supported solely because Jesse and Dave clearly communicated what to expect at each endeavor.

3)  We trusted Jesse and Dave to help us navigate through one of the biggest decisions in our lives because they respected the criteria we were looking for in a home and they also took the time to get to know us as people.  Real estate is a business but at no time did we feel like Jesse and Dave were looking forward to the end result.  We felt secure in knowing Jesse and Dave were focused on our best interests and they proved this to be true over and over throughout our transaction.

Lastly, there are many real estate professionals in San Diego but I doubt you will find a group of people that care as much as the GreenHouse Group does in your overall satisfaction.  From the initial consultation until you are enjoying your housewarming party in the home of your dreams, you will be smiling ear to ear knowing that you had an arsenal of knowledge and genuine support from the GreenHouse Group.

Good Luck!!
2013-12-03T13:53:04+00:00
Both Jesse and Dave (our real estate and financial partners in crime) were ALWAYS available to answer every single question

Lisa K.”…they really care about their customers’ goals and visions.”

Jesse and his A team did a fantastic job prepping my condo for the market (remodeling, staging, etc.) 

It was an absolute honor and a rare opportunity to work with a top notch team like GreenHouse group, who was always on top of everything, and always one step ahead of me, guiding me through the process. On top of it all, they really care about their customers' goals and visions.
2014-02-26T18:32:22+00:00


It was an absolute honor and a rare opportunity to work with a top notch team like GreenHouse group

Travis M. “It was because of the Green house group that I came through the other side human again”

Jesse, Dave and Erin were there during a very tough time. Working first with Dave, then with Jesse and Erin was  an easy transition and a very pleasurable experience. Jesse is a wealth of knowledge and knows more about dealing with financial institutions then any one person should. I recommend this team to anyone and everyone I know looking for help in buying, selling, dealing with a MHA, HARP or short sales. It was because of the Green house group that I came through the other side human again
2014-02-26T23:15:38+00:00
I recommend this team to anyone and everyone I know looking for help…

Alexandra R. “Now I can sleep at night…”

Like most of the other reviewers, I thought Jesse Ibanez was too good to be true.  I was underwater in a tiny condo downtown (think freshman dorm room plus kitchen, washer/dryer, and balcony).  To complicate matters, I was locked into a first time homebuyer program with SDHC and my mortgage had recently been sold by B of A to NationStar, a rinky-dink joke of a company.  I had to leave my place rather suddenly to find something with room for my mother and niece, and I was going broke continuing to make the payments on the condo.  Some friends sold their condo with Jesse, and they assured me that I needed to meet him as soon as possible.

I thought for sure he'd send me packing after our first meeting, or that there would be some hidden strings attached.  I had cold feet too.  Honestly, if my family situation hadn't changed so drastically, I would still be there today.  Jesse spent time gathering all the information he could, not only about the condo, but about all the reasons I was hanging onto it, and how that was creating tremendous stress and preventing me from moving forward.  He advised me to talk to an accountant and get legal advice so I could make an informed decision to work together and, knowing all the complications, he still agreed to work with me.  Then he got down to business and introduced me to his wonderful team.

Christine came right away to take photos of the place and get the listing up.  In all we worked together ten months, from March 2012 to January 2013.  Communication was frequent and open so that everyone was on the same page, and nobody missed a beat.  I could upload all my statements and signed agreements right onto a shared site, and email everyone on the team.  Right away we had something like seven cash offers, and he predicted with accuracy who would be serious, and who would drop out.  He got the best offer from the most honest buyer, while simultaneously working with the SD Housing Commission to get approval for a short sale- the first request of its kind for both.  The next delay was with NationStar.  Not only was the staff at the mortgage company unprofessional, but they were completely incompetent.  SDHC and NationStar slowed us down a lot, but he got the buyer to hang in with us.  

Jesse never gave up on me, even though I sometimes thought it would never happen.  Despite all the hiccups, a week didn't go by where I didn't talk to Jesse, Andrea, Christine, Mona, Renata, or Mike.  Even when it seemed like there was no activity, he would call to ask me how I was doing and to update me on his progress and answer all my silly questions.  I was shocked to learn that Jesse's dad passed away during this time, and he was still so concerned about me and my family.  He just blows me away.  There aren't many people in this world who would work so hard to help out a stranger with a crappy little underwater condo and absolutely nothing to offer.  Jesse was a godsend.  Through it all, I felt his heartfelt desire to help me out of a bad situation.  He did much better than that.  He got the best price, so that it wasn't so much underwater.  It was more like ankle deep in a kiddy pool.  Now I can sleep at night, and I am rebuilding my savings.

It took me a long time to find the words to describe my experience working with The Greenhouse Group, and I still struggle, because I can still hardly believe that it's all done.  Thank you, Jesse
2014-02-26T15:12:24+00:00
Communication was frequent and open so that everyone was on the same page, and nobody missed a beat. I could upload all my statements and signed agreements right onto a shared site, and email everyone on the team.

Lisa G. “We found the perfect home for our family! Everything we wanted and more! “

My husband and I always made it a goal of ours to own a house to raise our family in. When we started considering buying a house, we were very discouraged by the awful stories we would hear when people described what they went through to buy a house. My friend recommended using Dave Hughson, Mortgage Planner. She explained how easy the process was, especially for someone that has zero knowledge of buying a home. 

I met with Dave on December 4, 2012. I explained to him that my family had outgrown the house we were renting, and we are hoping to buy a home very soon. I wasn't very confident that a bank would finance us with us having filed BK two years prior. Dave seemed very confident that he would find me the perfect loan. Two days later we were pre-approved. Dave recommended Realtor, Jesse Ibanez. I was excited to know we were one step closer to "Accomplishing the Goal".

I met with Jesse on December 14, 2013. I explained to him exactly what we were looking for; 3bd, 2ba, nice community/school, backyard, at least 1500 sq ft. in North County, under $300K. The search began...it was tough! But Jesse made it fun. We saw a few houses we liked and put offers on, but it was getting to be very competitive and we felt like we were settling for houses we weren't completely satisfied with. 

Eventually, my husband and I decided to expand our search to Riverside County, where we could get more space for our money. Jesse explained to us it was out of his jurisdiction but that he would make sure to put us in someone's hands that he knew would take care of us. I don't know of any Realtor who would do that but I'm sure grateful he did.  To be honest, I have no idea where I would've started.  Jesse, thank you so much for that. 

We found the perfect home for our family! Everything we wanted and more! Dave did an excellent job getting us financed. He made the whole process so smooth for us. Dave hand delivered our keys March 26, 2013. 

Big thanks to the whole team at GreenHouse Group. "Goal Accomplished"!

Garcia Fam.

 
2014-02-26T15:25:56+00:00
Dave did an excellent job getting us financed. He made the whole process so smooth for us.

(Video) Ryan C. “These guys are passionate about the real estate business”

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I had the pleasure of working with Jesse and the GreenHouse Group staff to find and purchase my first home after receiving a recommendation from a friend who bought their first home.  GreenHouse Group are pretty much a 1-stop shop and help you out from start to finish - everything from finding the perfect place to locking you into a loan at a great rate.  These guys go above and beyond - Jesse even went and physically scoped out places on his own based on my criteria and was able to find the best ones that matched up to my preferences, saving me tons of time and hassle!  

My work/travel schedule is hectic and the GreenHouse group made the entire process of finding and buying a home smooth and fun and their rates are more than reasonable.  I've recommended these guys to EVERYONE I know that has even thought about buying a new home, and I now have friends and friends of friends that have worked with GreenHouse to buy their first home.  Do yourself a favor - avoid the hassle from the other guys and give GreenHouse Group a call.  They are loaded with knowledge and experience, and are very responsive to any questions or concerns you may have.  If you are even thinking of buying a home in the near future and want personalized, attentive assistance in this process - and most importantly: RESULTS, then GreenHouse Group is the answer.

These guys are passionate about the real estate business, and have a high degree of professionalism, integrity, and love for helping people out and making the process of buying a home a fun, hassle-free experience.
2014-02-26T15:36:26+00:00
GreenHouse Group are pretty much a 1-stop shop and help you out from start to finish -Do yourself a favor - avoid the hassle from the other guys and give GreenHouse Group a call.

Randa R. “The sincerity to help people radiates through their office.”

The GreenHouse Group is AMAZING at what they do. The team works so close together to help each and every clients transaction run smoothly. With Jesse and his team comes patience and knowledge that you can not just get anywhere. Anytime I speak to Jesse I learn something new. The sincerity to help people radiates through their office. If you are looking to list or buy a home you would be smart to choose The GreenHouse Group to represent you.
2014-02-26T18:45:18+00:00
The team works so close together to help each and every clients transaction run smoothly.

M.J. “Jesse can put his money where his mouth is, the guy delivers.”

If you are looking for a 5 Star A Plus professional *TEAM* to help you in your San Diego real estate ventures I highly recommend Jesse Ibanez and the GreenHouse Group. The group looks after you emotionally but are killers when it comes to negotiating and doing the actual work. It's a convoluted story on why I decided to hit the internet and try to find the top agents in San Diego and see if my experience would be different then going with friends/random agents I met in the past. Jesse ranked right up there on Yelp and I decided to give him a call and just go for it. I was not let down. The group has a very elaborate song and dance so to speak of to get to know you and for you to meet them during their initial consultation. I'm the type that likes the hand-holding and the touchy feely stuff; my husband on the other hand is a very serious man of few words type and he was not so sure about the whole meet and greet. The only part that really made an impression was when Jesse said he was a "Pit Bull" during negotiations and that's all my hubby needed to know. He just wants to get the work done. The initial consultation really really crystallizes exactly what you are looking for and if everyone is one the same page. You could leave feeling ready to get serious about finding/selling a property or realize your are not ready.

We had already spent a year looking for a place with another agent and we expected to look for many more months with Jesse. Short story short, he got our first offer accepted in the highly competitive University City neighborhood. No, we did not offer asking price and actually went quite below the price. Basically Jesse can put his money where his mouth is, the guy delivers. If anyone has bought property before, the initial offer is only the first and probably easiest part of the process. It's allll the other stuff after that is difficult to navigate and and highly stressful. Jesse and his team handled everything like pros and took care of everything and I never had to worry if things were getting done or if he was going to be on the "losing" end of any part of the escrow process. They also have a good web based platform for everyone to communicate with each other. I happened to work with their in-house mortgage broker and their system allows everyone from both teams to communicate together. BTW, you are never pressured to work with their loan guys, in fact it's never even mentioned, they treat it like a separate business.  Jesse and his team will work with anyone as long as you trust them and assuming you have your ducks in order on the funding front.

One thing I really thought was great about Jesse is that he knows a lot about the physical makeup of a home. He has enough experience and knowledge to pick apart a house and find all the faults. He knows everything about building materials, methods, and costs to really deconstruct a house and hence tell you how much he thinks a house is really worth and what you should offer. He's not going for the easy commission, he's trying to find the right house for you.

So, in short; Jesse and the GreenHouse team, treats you like family, professional, and deliver on negotiating and closing the deal.
2014-02-26T18:53:12+00:00
The initial consultation really really crystallizes exactly what you are looking for and if everyone is one the same page.

Jeffrey P. “WAY above and beyond the call of duty in my opinion!”

I'm so glad I found these guys! I read the great reviews on Yelp, and decided to give them a shot, and I can honestly say that they made the unpleasant process of purchasing a short sale as smooth as it could be.

The GreenHouse Group is really all about getting to know your needs as a client, so they can construct your story every step of the way. This "storyline" process is indicative of the personal touches that GHG had shown throughout our entire house purchasing experience. Jesse will use your story to create a vision of what you're really looking for, and he will narrow down the field so that you can find the perfect house for you. We think that this strategy worked really well, and provided a very pleasant departure from the assembly line thinking of most realtors and sales people where the only vision they see are dollar signs.

I am a type "A" personality when it comes to financial transactions, so I was very active in working with Jesse, Jeremy, and Andrea throughout this process - and they were really fantastic in accommodating, and allowing me to be more proactive with things that I'm sure they aren't accustomed to. We even had a change in our "vision" midstream that I sprung on Jesse, and again, he was very accommodating.

These folks work HARD for you. There were several instances when I was emailing back and forth with members of GHG around 11PM, on weekday and weekend nights to get stuff answered...
The bottom line is that you really can't beat the level of service you get from the GreenHouse Group. All of the love they get on Yelp is for real, so you'd be doing yourself a huge favor by giving them a chance to prove it to you.
2014-02-26T19:33:43+00:00
The bottom line is that you really can't beat the level of service you get from the GreenHouse Group. All of the love they get on Yelp is for real.

Eric S. “You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by meeting with them.”

Working with the GreenHouse group was like reading an amazing book. One where you will love the characters and after you are done you will think about how great the journey really was.

These guys have you covered on everything. I went in as a first time home-buyer having only the knowledge learned from fake TV shows about real estate. They talked me through everything from financing to searching and putting in offers. 

After the first visit we made, we knew that this group had to be one of the best, They made us feel like VIP guests to their office and they continued to do so throughout the entire process.

The communication between each other seems great and the various communication paths that they give you to communicate with them is enormous. I communicated with them during my search through email, phone, cell phone, text message, fax, dropbox, and the website they set up that allows various communication methods.

Stuff gets done the day it needs to get done, even after you think they would be home resting after a day of work.

Give them a shot, call, make an appointment. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by meeting with them. After that first meeting you will most likely be hooked to them and if not you can look elsewhere. But I will tell you, YELP doesn't lie,  they have five star ratings for a good reason and Im sure they will have many more to come in the future.

They go the extra step, add that extra detail to their interactions with you.

I am part of the Greenhouse Group for life now, and will be calling them for sure the next time Im looking to do anything real estate related.

PS(for the Greenhouse Group) - I dont know how you developed your recipe for the customer experience, but it is perfect and I hope you guys keep doing exactly what you do. We appreciate all you've done for us and look forward to working with you again. (In case the review didnt make that clear =P

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2014-02-26T19:38:17+00:00
Something that you dont see very often in business. Its all the small things that add up along with their expertise and tenacity which makes for the ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE.

Dee W. “He’s a master at out of the box solutions…”

Jesse is one of the most genuine and energetic real estate professionals I know. He's a master at out of the box solutions and will truly work relentlessly to make sure his client's needs are exceeded. (check out his creativity at http://www.foreclosurefr…) I cannot recommend him highly enough to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. An additional testament to Jesse's huge heart and passion for people and real estate is the non-profit he founded: Hope Against Hope (http://www.hopeagainstho…) offering free educational, hands-on workshops to help those caught in the midst of the housing crisis to better understand their situation, gain tools to move forward productively and find hope in the future.

Jeremy - on the mortgage side of things, was beyond amazing when I was looking into the possibility of trying to get a loan modification on my house. His knowledge and insight into the process gave me the foundational information needed to begin the daunting process. I actually ended up trying to modify with the bank myself instead of using his services and referrals, and even so he was there for me with counsel and genuine care for me and my situation. There's something to be said - a HUGE something - for a mortgage planner that truly cares more about me than his own bottom line.
The modification process was horrendous, to say the least, and I truly wish I'd have just put it in Jeremy's trusted hands. 

I'll refer everyone I know looking to buy or sell a house and/or seeking a loan or modification to these two. What a fabulous duo!!!

 
2014-02-26T19:44:21+00:00
Jesse is one of the most genuine and energetic real estate professionals I know.

Evan I. “

I can’t say enough good things about them.”

Yelp works!  I actually found GreenHouse Group on here last year when I first started contemplating buying a house.  I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to guide me through my first home buying experience.  

Dave is extremely patient, knowledgeable and friendly.  He knows all the ins and outs of the complex and confusing mortgage system.  Dave was the first person I met at GreenHouse Group and made such a great impression I decided to switch agents.   

Jesse has great enthusiasm and energy, which initially made me uncomfortable.  Once I got used to it, I could see what a big advantage it was to have him on our side.  Jesse is an awesome negotiator.  He persuaded the sellers to fix the roof, buy us a stove and practically write us into their wills.  I told him he should work with hostage situations if he ever gets tired of real estate.  

They are both ridiculously dedicated to their clients and are available whenever you need them.  I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a house or conduct any kind of real estate transaction.  They know the tricks of the trade and are always straightforward with you.  

I can't say enough good things about them.  Try them for yourself and you'll see what I mean.
2014-02-26T19:56:26+00:00
Jesse is an awesome negotiator. He persuaded the sellers to fix the roof, buy us a stove and practically write us into their wills.

JIM B. “Jesse, Andrea and Dave really went all out to make sure everything went as smooth as possible.”

For a laid-back guy, I can be a pain in the ass.  I've gone through a few real estate agents over the years, and quickly got tired of their shtick, while a few got tired of my insistence on finding just the right place.  It seemed I was a goal towards them earning a commission, nothing more.  

When I once again started seriously looking last year, I used close to a dozen web sites to find an agent that wasn't the typical agent.  After a while, through Google and Yelp, I was led to The Greenhouse Group.  

Greenhouse Group?  "I'm looking for a house, not a vegetable garden", was my first thought.  Still, I checked em out, read the reviews, and even watched the YouTube video on their site.  Was it a little cheesy?  Sure, but it did outline their philosophy pretty well, so I made an appointment for a meeting and consultation.
I liked what I heard from Jesse, and I also had a chance to meet Christine, Andrea and Dave, and they seemed like a good group to work with.  We started our search, and found a place pretty quickly, though I ended up being outbid on it. Oh well - though I really liked the place, there would be others I was sure. 

Well, a few months later and many places looked at, I still hadn't found anything that my picky self liked, but the Greenhouse Group stuck with me and never tried to goad me into anything I wasn't 100% sold on.  Lo and behold, the house that I originally wanted came back on the market, and this time my bid came through!  The seller (a bank) wasn't easy to work with, but Jesse, Andrea and Dave really went all out to make sure everything went as smooth as possible.  At one point the deal looked dead (due to an error by the seller and after I already ponied up for multiple inspections), but Dave salvaged the deal and we were back in business.  With the closing happening over the holidays, Dave even went so far as to take the final paperwork and drive it up to Orange County to make sure it was received on time!

When I finally got my keys, Dave, Andrea and Jesse all met me at my place with a nice housewarming "survival" package.  Rather than be done with me, Jesse has kept in contact with me to make sure all is well, and has offered his assistance if any issues come up.  I got the home I wanted at a good price, and I can definitely recommend all at The Greenhouse Group for anyone buying or selling a home!  

I never did find out if they deal in vegetable gardens.
2014-02-26T20:00:44+00:00
Dave even went so far as to take the final paperwork and drive it up to Orange County to make sure it was received on time!

Corinne M. “They went far above and beyond what I’ve heard or seen others do for their clients.”

I'm going to copy the review I wrote on 5/14/09 over on the Yelp! page of Jesse Ibanez. 

We just closed escrow on a short sale.  I truly believe that we would not have been able to close if it weren't for having Jesse as our Real Estate Agent and Jeremy Beck as our Mortgage Planner.  As is the case with distressed properties, many giant obstacles were placed in our path but each time they were back-breakingly pushed out of the way by Jesse and Jeremy.
I can't say enough wonderful things about them or refer them to enough people.  They went far above and beyond what I've heard or seen others do for their clients.  If you're thinking for even a moment that you would like to buy a home, call these guys.  They rock.
2014-02-26T20:02:51+00:00
many giant obstacles were placed in our path but each time they were back-breakingly pushed out of the way by Jesse and Jeremy.

Steve K. “The level of knowledge and professionalism is unparalleled.”

I discovered the GreenHouse Group through yelp.  Being a first time home buyer, and having spent the better part of the last 10 years saving money, I had some strong reservations regarding 'real-estate agents'.  The overwhelming positive reviews piqued my interest and after reviewing their website I made an appointment to meet with Jesse.  

Having just closed on my home a little over a month ago I can honestly say I feel very fortunate to have found Jesse and the GreenHouse Group (GHG).  

One of things I like so much about the GHG is that you have an entire team supporting you.  There were so many people helping me along the way, it very much has a family feel.  Dealing with Jesse is priceless; his enthusiasm is infectious and entirely sincere.  The level of knowledge and professionalism is unparalleled.  His use of technology, tools and transparency through this process are amazing.  There were a number of times when I showed friends the website documenting my progress, the videos breaking down the comparative market analyses, or just the availability and access to Jesse, and they consistently commented how nice it would have been to have something like that when they bought their houses.  

Many of the reviews already speak to the honesty, integrity, sincerity, excitement and high level of engagement, that the GHG provides.  These are all consistent with my experience.  Still, this being my only experience purchasing a house there was always that tiny voice wondering if this is really to good to be true and is this just part of the "sell", or "process".   With out any doubt I can honestly say Jesse is completely sincere with everything he puts out there.  When Jesse called and told me that my offer was accepted, and it came in lower than what he knew I was willing to pay, it proved to me that he really does stand behind everything he says.  Jesse and the GHG are sincerely vested in you through this entire process.  

I would highly recommend the GreenHouse Group and with out question will continue to use them myself.
2014-02-26T20:06:08+00:00
His use of technology, tools and transparency through this process are amazing. 

I would highly recommend the GreenHouse Group and with out question will continue to use them myself.

Joy S. ” …allowed our family to avoid foreclosure and move on with our lives”

*** I had a terrific experience with Jesse and his team selling my upside down condo for SHORT SALE ***

I don't give out 5 stars easily. I save the 5 stars for the one-of-a-kind experience. And that was what I got from the GreenHouse Group team.  They delivered the result that was beyond what I expected.  I credit their hard work and expertise and I want people to know Jesse and his team can really help! 

We needed to relocate to OC and found ourselves having to sell our condo.  I was told many times how short sale process was unpredictable and we just have to do it and see.  On hindsight, I was extremely lucky to stumble upon the Yelp review of The GreenHouse Group.  That's how I heard about Jesse and gave him a call.  And that decision allowed our family to avoid foreclosure and move on with our lives.  

First, let me bring this up.  If you were like me, you might be wondering how come this company has all 5 star reviews. Are they having their friends write the reviews? I don't have a personal relationship with the company and they have not paid me to write this review.  I do this out of my heart because my experience with them was exceptional. So if you have the same doubt, you can drop it right now.

Simply, Jesse and his team are awesome. Following is a brief list:  

* He knows his stuff!  At our first meeting, he listened carefully to my problems and could tell me how he could help.  He didn't just say "I can do this." He had lots of experiences with short sales and he even wrote a book about it.    He also gave me referrals to a real estate lawyer and an accountant to consult before I made my decision.  I found that very reassuring.  He stuck with his expertise and advised me to seek appropriate professionals for the rest.  His professionalism gave me a tremendous confidence that I found the right person to solve my problem.  

* He cares!  He actually wanted to know what I wanted to get out of this experience and how it would affect my future.  My condo was not worth much and I wondered why this busy person would want a complicated short sale that would earn him a small commission.  When I asked him about that, he explained how he sees a bigger picture and how he wants to help people.  Having gone thru the process, he was true to his words. He gave me all the attentions I needed and more to solve my problem.  And in the end, he was truly happy for me and my family's future.

* He has an excellent team!  This was not my first experience with a realtor.  I had purchased and sold 3 houses before and I know how important the supporting staffs are: their incompetency can make your life miserable.  At the GreenHouse Group, every member of Jesse's team were all professional, courteous, and knowledgeable.  When there was a small miscommunication, they were quick to own the problem and apologize rather than hiding or pointing fingers elsewhere.  I really appreciated that and they were just so pleasant to work with.  Also, I want to point out that the short sale negotiator, Mike, did an amazing job. In fact, he even helped us to quality and receive a HAFA check for moving assistance. It was unbelievable!  What he did was the testament to going beyond the expectation.

* He is high tech and organized!  I really liked how Jesse had organized the steps to go thru until closing and calendars, to-dos, messages and timelines were all accessible online thru a secure account.  i could log in to see what was assigned to whom;  when was due; and what was next to do.  I could sign most of the documents without having to physically meet with Jesse and upload signed documents to the server, thus saving time and money.  Very efficient.

Overall, I am very happy with Jesse and his team.  i would highly recommend them!!!

 
2014-02-26T20:10:25+00:00
He was confident, professional, and prompt. Whatever he did to negotiate my short sale, he brought a great deal both for me and buyers. What he did was the testament to going beyond the expectation.



Anthony V. “These guys are a five-star group, undoubtedly.”

Titans of industry and small-business owners alike can learn a thing or two from The Greenhouse Group's business ethic. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jeremy Beck, and let me tell you, he is unfathomably helpful and attentive. People that are honest and generally care are hard to come by these days, but you can be confident that you've gotten one of those people if you you're working with him. 

My particular situation is a significantly difficult one to work with, and unfortunately as far as my refinance was concerned there wasn't much he could do for me, the numbers were severely not in my favor. But, even sensing that  he could not do as much as he would've liked, he did not dismiss me because he knew he was not going to profit from me. Jeremy went out of his way, gave me a lot of good advice, and was able show me another alternative that he felt would better suit me. Even called some days later to check and see how my situation was going and see if I had anymore questions. How awesome is that? 

These guys are a five-star group, undoubtedly. Don't ask yourself IF you should go to them to handle your real estate business, ask yourself WHEN you should. I'm definitely recommending them to anyone that would ask me about this kinda stuff, and to all you San Diegan interneters!

2014-02-26T20:59:04+00:00
Don't ask yourself IF you should go to them to handle your real estate business, ask yourself WHEN you should. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jeremy Beck, and let me tell you, he is unfathomably helpful and attentive.

Ed “You guys have changed our lives for the good and you don’t just forget people like that.”

If you're looking to short sale, give Greenhouse Group a call. They took care of us and I would recommend them to anyone. After closing escrow, I sent the Greenhouse team the following letter. I'm posting it here because I think it's a pretty good summary of all that we went through. Good luck!

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What a journey this has been! I wasn't even sure my brother and I would even get to this point. When my brother and I first bought our condominium, we thought like everyone else..."we better get into the market before we really can't afford it."  We never would have guessed the economy would take a dump like it did. But it did. And then things happened that were never planned and some beyond our control. Life brought me up to Los Angeles and Orange County (work and girlfriend). My brother got married, had a kid, and now supports his in-laws by taking them in from the Philippines. All of this with the lingering problem of holding onto our property that is nowhere close to the price we got it for. We felt trapped. What to do?

We knew we had to make a change. So I got online and started doing my research. The thought of doing a short sale made me sick to my stomach and there was no way we could do it by ourselves.  We needed a professional who had a good record for getting these done so we could at least have a fair chance at short selling our place. What better place to look than Yelp. And there you were...The Greenhouse Group. I think I read every review before actually giving you guys a call. I was nervous. I'm sure my brother was nervous too, although we never talked about it. The thought of starting this whole process kept me up at night. Should we, or shouldn't we?! We did.

You guys were unbelievable in your approach and organization. The key to any successful project is communication and you guys did a hell of a job with that. Can't say I'm going to miss all of these messages from Basecamp, but this system saved us so much time! Basecamp kept the wheels turning. 

We closed escrow yesterday and I still have a grin from ear to ear since getting the call from Jesse. I never once assumed that we were closing as scheduled. I didn't want to jinx the whole process by saying it was in the bag. I heard time and again about short sales falling through during escrow. But it was true...we closed on time. The short sale was finalized. 

"A FRESH START"...what a perfect saying to define the feelings my brother and I are feeling right now. I'm actually getting choked up writing this and can't wait to thank each one of you personally for making this happen. You guys have changed our lives for the good and you don't just forget people like that. Though we have ended a rough chapter in our lives, this doesn't end our relationship with you.

I've attached a short video that I took shortly after finding out the deal was done. It's a testimonial to summarize our experience with all of you. Thank you guys for all you've done for me and my brother. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You guys are the best!
2014-02-26T21:03:34+00:00
The key to any successful project is communication and you guys did a hell of a job with that. Though we have ended a rough chapter in our lives, this doesn't end our relationship with you.

Adan S. “We will look forward to working with you and your team in the future…”

What more can I say that hasn't already been said about the AMAZING GREENHOUSE TEAM.  Unfortunately, having been hit hard with the significant decline in property value, we were faced with a very difficult decision. After our first meeting with Jesse ( a memorable one at that lol)  the decision was clear and we made the difficult decision to short sell our home. As tough of  a decision this can be, The Greenhouse Group truly made this as seamless and stress free as a short sale could be.  Thank you again to your AWESOME team for the hard work you all put forth to make this happen.  We will look forward to working with you and your team in the future when we are ready to make a purchase that truly makes financial sense .  Kudos to you and your team for a job well done !
2014-02-26T21:06:27+00:00
As tough of a decision this can be, The Greenhouse Group truly made this as seamless and stress free as a short sale could be. Thank you again to your AWESOME team for the hard work you all put forth to make this happen.

Eunice & Ricardo “…they gave us guidance and gave us peace of mind.”

Jesse and Jeremy are very professional. As foreigners trying to find our first house they oriented us through all the process.  Jeremy oriented us about financing options and Jesse oriented us through the buying process. We believe that having them as mortgage planner and as realtor made things more efficient. The communication between them was fast and the paper work involved was effectively handled. 
Jesse was very patient with us and coached us with strategies to get a great foreclosure home in a nice area in Chula Vista.
 Buying a house for the first time and in a country were the regulations for real state are unfamiliar to us, they gave us guidance and gave us peace of mind. At the same time that they provide us with guidance they let us decide and helped us to focus our efforts.
Thanks to them we got the house before the holidays and a day before our anniversary. It was the best gift that we could have asked for.
A friend of us recommended them and gave us great comments about them. We extremely recommend them as realtor and as mortgage planner.
2014-02-26T23:10:30+00:00

Thanks to them we got the house before the holidays and a day before our anniversary. It was the best gift that we could have asked for.

Kevin P. ” I would strongly recommend Jesse and his team over any other…”

Jesse worked with my investment partner and I on a property we owned and lived in for over 4 years.  I purchased the place brand new; it was 3 blocks from the beach and had everything I could ever want in a dream-home.  I picked out the granite, tile, and cabinetry as well as customized the two car garage to suit all of my hobby needs.  This was the second house that I've purchased and I thought I would own this townhouse forever!  About a year ago it became obvious to my partner and I that it no longer made sense to keep pouring money into our monthly mortgage loans when our house's value had plummeted over $200k.  This is when I started to search for options.. Sure, foreclosure always comes to mind... I searched and talked for months to people like "JustWalkAway.com" and such.  They paint a pretty picture for you but when it all comes down to it you have to think about you and your family's future.  I heard of the Greenhouse Group through a friend of mine and sat down w/ Jesse.  From moment one I could tell that Jesse truly cared, not only about my future, but also the economy and housing future of our nation.  Over the next few months following our meeting, Jesse found a buyer and walked my partner and I through the whole Short Sale process.  My credit dipped about 200 points since we were not paying our mortgages but I'm now in good standing w/ all of our banks again and am back up to the high 700's:)  I would strongly recommend Jesse and his team over any other .com distant company or even any local company.  He's quick to put his one-on-one thoughtfulness to each and every step of the process and even creates a website that you can track each documented step of the lengthy process.  Thank you greatly Jesse for your attentiveness and I am SOOOOOO GLAD to be done and over with the whole thing...life does go on :)
r/s,
Kevin

 
2014-02-26T23:21:43+00:00
He's quick to put his one-on-one thoughtfulness to each and every step of the process and even creates a website that you can track each documented step of the lengthy process.

T. V. “he goes the extra mile to make sure we understand what all our options are.”

My fiance and I asked Jesse to be our realtor in looking for our first condo. Results are we couldn't be happier! 
Jesse lays it out for you and holds your hand through out the entire process and he goes the extra mile to make sure we understand what all our options are. 
Our first meeting with him, we knew he would be the one to find us our home. (he was the third realtor we've worked with) 
The staff at  The Greenhouse Group are fabulous! They do everything in their power to expedite the process. Absolutely no lagging or delay on their part. LOVE THAT!!.
I can't recommend The GreenHouse Group enough. If you are in the market to buy or sell your home, do yourself a favor, GIVE THEM A CALL!

 
2014-02-26T23:33:07+00:00
do yourself a favor, GIVE THEM A CALL! 


Julie A. “The whole group is amazing…”

Where do I even begin! The whole group is amazing at this place. From their mortgage lender to their agent! I am so happy I found this place. From the great advice of Jeremy to Jesse my night in shinning armor. Jesse made the entire process of my home sell not only easy and stress free, but fun! Jesse is energetic, determined and hilarious. I recommended them to several friends and they also have the same story to tell I am sure. My quality of life is so much better since they helped. I recommend them to everyone! Great Job team I am so happy I go to work with your team and have such a great outcome. I will be forever grateful of your services.
2014-02-26T23:35:05+00:00
My quality of life is so much better since they helped.

Gene M. “I never felt alone in this journey; GHG was there every step of the way…”

So, I have NEVER written a review in Yelp, and probably never will again, but I just felt compelled to give GreenHouse Group a 5-star rating because of their unwavering support and absolute professionalism in their efforts to sell my condo in Fashion Valley. It was such an important milestone in my life for a few reasons: 1) I was selling my first property 2) I had just exited the military and 3) I was hoping to start a new life up in the bay area. At the end of the day, I can honestly say that deciding to use GHG was one of the best business decisions I've ever made.

Selling this condo was the final step that would allow me to move on to the next portion of my life. But it was such a daunting idea because of my general lack of experience when it comes to real estate... I felt  that I couldn't make the move to San Francisco comfortably and whole-heartedly knowing that I still had a mortgage and possible foreclosure hanging over my head. So I put my faith in the hands of Jesse and his trusted crew and hoped for the best.

I was completely cynical when it first came to this process after having spoken with a few companies about handling this short sale. But when I came upon Greenhouse, they immediately put me at ease (not only because of the glowing reviews on Yelp) but because their experience immediately showed through with their organization and effort spent streamlining their procedures and protocol. My first meeting was great because I was able to present what I thought was my "dire" situation and have Jesse coolly and confidently answer all my questions and walk me through what this ordeal would be like. As soon as I committed to GHG, I felt like I'd been plugged into a hard charging, well-oiled machine. Within the first month,  I had 2 websites put up: one to show my place off to potential buyers and the other to organize my progress complete with checkpoints we would reach and milestones that we would accomplish along the way. And I emphasize "WE" because I felt his team took on this challenge as a true family with each member fulfilling their roles effectively and efficiently. Most importantly, I never felt alone in this journey; GHG was there every step of the way, informing me of what to expect before, during, and after the sale. 

Due to my job, I have to travel extensively for weeks at a time out of the country. Fortunately, Jesse and his team are extremely flexible, adaptive, and forward thinking, allowing me to go on my trips having front loaded all of the paperwork we might need while I was gone so progress wouldn't stall while I was away. GHG was so patient and accommodating with the demands of my job and life. Shortly after first walking thru GHGs' doors, we had the condo touched up and repaired and ready for the open house! However, because of the waning housing market we had an unusually hard time finding prospective buyers. We had been dropping the price for a few weeks and doing everything within reason to make the property attractive but nothing was working because the area that I was in was saturated with comparable properties, not to mention the building was almost 40 years old! Fortunately, Jesse's continued optimism and personal resourcefulness allowed us to miraculously find a buyer when it looked like all hope was lost. After negotiations began, we didn't turn back, and before I knew it the sale was done! Jesse and his team had worked doggedly for almost 8 months to accomplish our goal and to help me move on to my next step.

To wrap this up, the Greenhouse Group is a family of extremely experienced and passionate professionals genuinely motivated to help correct the real estate market one client at a time. They definitely deserve the 5 star rating they've earned and they  will be the ONLY real estate company I recommend to friends and family in Southern California. Thanks guys!!
2014-02-26T23:39:13+00:00
As soon as I committed to GHG, I felt like I'd been plugged into a hard charging, well-oiled machine.

Sandra M. “The personal attention I received was a refreshing and welcome experience…”

Wow! What can I say about the wonderful people at the GHG?!? Buying a home was the single most important decision of my life, and from day one, I felt that GHG was not only on my side, but a trusted and knowledgeable friend in the maze that can be homebuying. I started my journey working with Mortgage Planner Dave and alas, a realtor from outside of GHG. After more than 10 months of  not so happy work from the "other" realtor (who wouldn't touch short sales), Dave suggested I meet with Jesse Ibanez (a short sale expert). Long story longer, after a mere 5 months I was in escrow on a distressed property, and one month later we closed the deal! (this after almost a year of someone telling me it couldn't be done). Dave and Jesse worked tirelessly on a deal that was quite difficult, with about one thousands special (read: FHA financing) hoops to jump through. Although the process was frustrating for me at times, with their guidance, knowledge, attention to detail, persistance and positive attitude I now find myself a happy, first time home owner!  I never once felt that I had too many questions (and there were many), or that my questions were stupid (and again, many). They made sure I understood and felt comfortable with every step of the process. The personal attention I received was a refreshing and welcome experience, especially after the not so positive experience I started with. I will recommend GHG over and over again. I love these guys!
2014-02-26T23:42:33+00:00
I felt that GHG was not only on my side, but a trusted and knowledgeable friend in the maze that can be homebuying.

Christine V. “I am so grateful for all the hard work Jesse did for my family. “

I attended a Hope|Against|HOPE free presentation back in April and was completely enlightened by Jesse Ibanez, the presenter.  Not only did he educate all who attended, but he conveyed some personal experiences with the real estate market crash that completely hit home for me.  Within the next few days Jesse set up a time with me one on one, literally mapped out a plan to help me with the short-sale of my home and gave me a reason to look for a light at the end of the tunnel.  I am so grateful for all the hard work Jesse did for my family.  Not to mention, my home was in Riverside creating even more of an inconvenience to him, but never once did he complain of the distance.  He was so committed to helping us and never once left me feeling like I was in the dark about the transaction process.  He kept me up to date with each step and taught me more about the mortgage and real estate processes in a few months than I had learned in 6 years of working with another "financial planning" company.   His team of professionals worked quickly and efficiently to get my house sold in less than 6 months.  I am forever grateful to The GreenHouse Group.  Jesse is my hero!

 
2014-02-26T23:45:30+00:00
Jesse mapped out a plan to help me with the short-sale of my home and gave me a reason to look for a light at the end of the tunnel.

[VIDEO] Mike T. “If we were to choose two words to best describe The GreenHouse Group, I think we’d go with – Enthusiastic Knowledge.”

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If we were to choose two words to best describe the GreenHouse Group, I think we'd go with - Enthusiastic Knowledge. Jeremy and Jesse's unique and incredibly effective approach to real estate gives you a chance to really see how the home buying process is supposed to work. 

Prior to meeting with the guys at the GreenHouse Group, My fiancee and I had developed quite the sour taste in our mouths for real estate. We were almost to the point of giving up on the idea of buying a home when a friend of mine came into my office boasting of the wonderful home-buying experience she had gotten with the GreenHouse Group. I reached out to Jesse with a shadow of heavy doubt, but after our first meeting I could understand why my friend could rave over her experience. 

Jesse is able to share his deep understanding of the housing market and how it works on a level where a first-time home buyer like myself could relate. Together we took a realistic look at where the market is today and how the changes in the economic times have effected the home buying trends. By sharing his unique real estate perspective and showing how it translates into buying power, Jesse brought us up to a level of home buying understanding that even a seasoned pro could appreciate. Along with a deep understanding and willingness to share real estate information, Jesse and also has the ability to keep your energy levels high while throughout the home buying process. For those that have been through the process, you know how much of an emotional roller coaster this can be. Having Jesse on our side throughout this process gave us the added support we needed to carry through and come out victorious. 

And did I mention his partner at the GreenHouse Group, Jeremy? Jeremy took the time to sit down and educate us on the differing types of home loans available and helped us to identify the most important pieces of our future home loan. While I'm sure we didn't make it easy on him (read: impromptu trips to my office to pick up docs we needed to lock in our rate), he took our list of needs and went off to work without resting until all of our needs were met. Talk about a professional - Jeremy's financial wizardry enabled us to lock in a rate I didn't think was possible. 

I really can't rave enough about the GreenHouse Group's understanding of both Real Estate and customer satisfaction. Jesse and Jeremy worked tirelessly to make sure my fiancee and I felt like their only customers. That type of commitment to excellence is truly what sets the GreenHouse Group apart. So save yourself from the old routine of looking endlessly at homes that don't match your criteria. Give the guys over at the GreenHouse Group a call and let them guide you through the most important buy you'll ever make.
2014-02-26T23:50:26+00:00
Jesse is able to share his deep understanding of the housing market and how it works on a level where a first-time home buyer like myself could relate. Jesse brought us up to a level of home buying understanding that even a seasoned pro could appreciate.

Marianne B. “Jesse and Dave are extremely knowledgeable and are good at what they do”

Jesse and Dave go out of their way to make their clients feel welcomed. If you make an appointment with them, expect personalized signs on the doorway with your name on them, name tags at your seat in their office, pen and paper ready for you to take notes,  hot coffee or cold soda ready for you if you're thirsty....they make the treacherous world of the mortgage and home buying system more palatable. Jesse and Dave are extremely knowledgeable and are good at what they do--I can't say enough good things about them. Both of them interact with you in such a personalized manner--you don't ever feel like you're being forced into anything.

 
2014-02-26T23:52:45+00:00
Both Jesse and Dave interact with you in such a personalized manner--you don't ever feel like you're being forced into anything.

Young C. “Jesse simplified the entire process and made it very effortless.”

I was recently referred to the Greenhouse Group when we decided to sell our home.    From the beginning, Jesse Ibanez simplified the entire process and made it very effortless.   Jesse was very knowledgeable in how to market our house to boost interest from multiple buyers.   He had some interesting theories about pricing and the psychology behind buyers' motivations.    At first I was a bit reluctant but went with it.   When we began to receive offers I thought we had priced too low.     Lo and behold, Jesse managed to increase the sale price to nearly 10% higher than we were asking.   I was very impressed with his negotiation skills.   To make a long story short, we sold our house on the first day with a higher than expected sale price (again, nearly 10% higher).    The entire transaction process could not have gone any smoother.    We closed escrow in about 30 days without any hiccups.   That was truly amazing.   For anyone looking to buy or sell their property, I highly recommend Jesse at the Greenhouse Group.  Needless to say, now that we are in the market to buy a house for our family, I will be hiring Jesse as my agent and the Greenhouse Group to obtain our loan.

 
2014-02-26T23:56:43+00:00
Jesse managed to increase the sale price to nearly 10% higher than we were asking.

Dan W. “A true real estate zen master!!!!”

I have known Jesse professionally for years and he is a great and thoughtful person.  If you want unbiased advice from someone who cares about his clients Jesse is the man to call!  A true real estate zen master!!!!
2014-02-27T00:00:11+00:00
If you want unbiased advice from someone who cares about his clients Jesse is the man to call!

Anders V. “Top notch from beginning to end.”

Top notch from beginning to end.

My girlfriend and I started this process over a year ago.  From our very first huddle up to the key celebration, Jesse and his team put us first and were there every step of the way.  Their purpose driven approach to home buying really keeps you focused on the goal when the process gets tough.

Buying a home is the biggest decision we have ever made.  The Greenhouse Group, figuratively, and sometimes literally, held our hand in their step by step road map to buying.

Find your purpose, follow the steps, and put your trust in the Greenhouse Group.  We are so happy to have met Jesse, Renata, Andrea, Dave, Christine, and everyone else that helped us in this process.

Thank you
2014-04-29T12:47:44+00:00
Find your purpose, follow the steps, and put your trust in the Greenhouse Group.

Bruno B. “What can be said about this company, no not a company but a family that is so truthful and so sincere.”


What can be said about this company, no not a company but a family that is so truthful and so sincere. I will have to say that by far I have to be one of the most difficult people to work with. I know that and now Jesse and his family knows that.


The Green House Group is the BEST, that is right the BEST, Real Estate Group in Southern California. I was in the market of selling my home and trying to buy a home at the same time. I found him on Yelp and told my wife the he would be the closest thing to our former, God rest her soul, Realtor Marianne "Boo" Ruckus, she was like family to us, I had spent 1 year looking for a house in the worst housing market with her and she stuck by me the entire time. So I call Jesse and give him the low down the first thing he says to me is, "I cannot promise anything but first I want to meet you to see if we mesh", I said "I feel the exact same way". He came over and that was the end of that, he became my new real estate agent (or in short part of the family).

Now the fun part, he and his team guided us through the preparation and sale of our first home. WOW never thought I would have to work so hard to get a home ready and from everything I hear not everyone does but me and my wife, along with the guidance of the Green House Group, got the home ready.

Next step was to look for a home. we moved from south bay to north county, man what a price difference. After about a few months we found the perfect home. Literally not just exaggerating, it was built the same year as our last home it was bigger but most of all it had a huge lot. This is where I really appreciated and saw the FULL and I mean FULL capabilities of the Green House Group. He told me this was his most difficult transaction, mostly because of current tenants living in the home. I know Jesse I am downplaying it a little but everyone trust me when I say if I had any other Realtor I would have never, yes I said it again, NEVER have gotten this house. THANK YOU THANK YOU.

I hope this ends up as one of the top reviews only because Jesse and his team are phenomenal and I want them to benefit as much as possible. No Jeremy I did not forget you. Jeremy is the in house broker and he is amazing as well, he really listened to me and when it came down to the last day to submit I gave him a bombshell about the interest rates and guess what he matched them tit-for-tat. That is how good he is.

To end this wonderful review I want to personally thank the following:
Jesse
Carmen
Jeremy
Christine
Renata
Erika
Vicki
Andrea

Hope I did not forget anyone 🙁

Each and everyone of you helped us in getting another dream home thank you very much. God Bless you all.


2014-04-29T12:55:42+00:00
If I had any other Realtor I would have never, yes I said it, NEVER have gotten this house. THANK YOU THANK YOU.

Isaac says, “5 Star? No, this is a 10 Star Review!”

I know what you're thinking... ANOTHER 5 star review for The GreenHouse Group (GHG)? No, this is a 10 star review(each star is worth double). My review, my point scale. That would make this my highest rated review to date.

First off, I would like to publicly thank Jesse Ibañez and Christine Vasquez while confirming that all of the rumors about The GHG are absolutely true. Top to bottom, their entire team exceeded all of our expectations! The GHG continues to prove themselves to be the most reliable and consistent real estate consultants in San Diego County.

They know what your goal is, and work tirelessly to deliver. And they just did it again! We had the pleasure of working with them for over a year as we searched for a very specific home. Throughout this process, we have come to know The GHG as friends and as an extension of our own family.

What does The GHG offer that others don't?

-Honesty. If they say it, they mean it.

-Great communication. You can anticipate thorough explanations and "what to expect" e-mails/phone calls when they count. You are never left in the dark! The same goes for the sellers agent. They will appreciate the open lines of communication that are always maintained by The GHG.

-Local market experts. Spot on analysis af any home or SD neighborhood. From Fallbrook to San Ysidro, The GHG knows SD county better than Google Maps.

-In house financing. This gives you more options and flexibility than you would find with a traditional bank or credit union. In this market, more flexibility will only help the chances of landing your ideal home.

-Network of local connections. The GHG has important connections all over SD county. From home inspectors to contractors to insurance agents, they only deal with reputable professionals that come to your rescue in a pinch.

-Accessibility. The GHG have taken phone calls from me early in the morning or late at night. They return e-mails promptly. They send and receive text messages when necessary. They make it a point to get back to you ASAP, which is great.

-Extremely aggressive agents. Once you find the right place, The GHG is relentless in their effort to get you keys. Once you give them the green light on a property, they go to war for you.

-Street smart. Whether they are dealing with a large multinational company or a small town realtor, The GHG knows how to get things done. They are very well versed in persuading the other side to do things that are in your favor. Jesse helped us dodge a few bullets, figuratively and literally(long story) that would have been been doom for my family and our goal.

-Peace of mind. This is the biggest purchase you will make in your life. Doesn't it make sense to work with someone that will treat your hard earned money as if it was their own? This is exactly what happened in our scenario. The GHG rolled so many extras into their contracts that we came out saving a bonus $15,000 to $20,000 when all the dust settled. This is in addition to the great deal they negotiated for us.

The GHG is one of very few local companies that are essentially bulletproof. To me, they are in the same class as Cucina Urbana, Ballast Point Brewing, and Phil's Barbecue. They offer a unique product and they have no known weaknesses.

In closing, it would be a mistake to go elsewhere.
2013-09-04T15:57:28+00:00
Honesty. If they say it, they mean it.

Matt & Mina say, “Jesse can put his money where his mouth is…”

If you are looking for a 5 Star A Plus professional *TEAM* to help you in your San Diego real estate ventures I highly recommend Jesse Ibanez and the GreenHouse Group. The group looks after you emotionally but are killer when it comes to negotiating and doing the actual work. It's a convoluted story on why I decided to hit the internet and try to find the top agents in San Diego and see if my experience would be different then going with friends/random agents I met in the past. Jesse ranked right up there on Yelp and I decided to give him a call and just go for it. I was not let down. The group has a very elaborate song and dance so to speak of to get to know you and for you to meet them during their initial consultation. I'm the type that likes the hand-holding and the touchy feely stuff; my husband on the other hand is a very serious man of few words type and he was not so sure about the whole meet and greet. The only part that really made an impression was when Jesse said he was a "Pit Bull" during negotiations and that's all my hubby needed to know. He just wants to get the work done. The initial consultation really really crystallizes exactly what you are looking for and if everyone is one the same page. You could leave feeling ready to get serious about finding/selling a property or realize your are not ready.

We had already spent a year looking for a place with another agent and we expected to look for many more months with Jesse. Short story short, he got our first offer accepted in the highly competitive University City neighborhood. No, we did not offer asking price and actually went quite below the price. Basically Jesse can put his money where his mouth is, the guy delivers. If anyone has bought property before, the initial offer is only the first and probably easiest part of the process. It's allll the other stuff after that is difficult to navigate and and highly stressful. Jesse and his team handled everything like pros and took care of everything and I never had to worry if things were getting done or if he was going to be on the "losing" end of any part of the escrow process. They also have a good web based platform for everyone to communicate with each other. I happened to work with their in-house mortgage broker and their system allows everyone from both teams to communicate together. BTW, you are never pressured to work with their loan guys, in fact it's never even mentioned, they treat it like a separate business. Jesse and his team will work with anyone as long as you trust them and assuming you have your ducks in order on the funding front.

One thing I really thought was great about Jesse is that he knows a lot about the physical makeup of a home. He has enough experience and knowledge to pick apart a house and find all the faults. He knows everything about building materials, methods, and costs to really deconstruct a house and hence tell you how much he thinks a house is really worth and what you should offer. He's not going for the easy commission, he's trying to find the right house for you.

So, in short; Jesse and the GreenHouse team, treats you like family, professional, and deliver on negotiating and closing the deal.
2013-09-04T16:14:06+00:00
If you are looking for a 5-Star, A+ Professional *TEAM* look no further than The GreenHouse Group!"

Pat W. “On day 1 they sat me down and predicted the future.”

Now, this is a story all about how my house got flipped, turned upside down and uhh, I like to take a minute just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became a homeowner in case you care..

No, this isn't some awesome jam by Will Smith from 1990... this is actually about how awesome The Green House Group was in my first home buying experience. Let me just start off by saying I knew pretty much absolutely nothing about the process, intricacies, guaranteed complications, highs, lows and lulls of the physical and emotional roller coaster that was buying a home.

Not to worry though, The ENTIRE Green House Group came to the rescue! The honest, clear, consistent communication was key. Day 1 they sat me down (in their super stylish, welcoming office) and predicted the future. Pretty much to the tee... I'm not going to ruin it for the future "Green House Groupies" (I think I just made that up) but I highly recommended it.

And let's be honest, if you are anything like me the idea seemed unimaginable to be like "Here is all the money I have in the world, help me make a great investment??" SUPER SCARY. They acknowledged that fact and demonstrated vast knowledge and expertise in the industry. To reiterate another strong quality The Green House Group demonstrates is active listening. I swear sometimes I just talked in circles about "what I wanted" and Jesse, Andrea, Dave, Renata, Jacky and Christine pulled some sense out of my nonsense. SO THANK YOU TEAM!!

My scenario was definitely unique just like everyone's own experience will be, but they rocked it. The Green House Group gets 5 stars from me, and my very first Yelp Review!!
2013-09-12T08:47:44+00:00
The honest, clear, consistent communication was key.

Greg I. “he always had his clients best interest in mind.”

I recently had the opportunity to work with Jesse and his team in a transaction where they were representing a buyer. I was responsible for the title insurance and had never worked with his company before.

Typically, the Realtor who represents the buyer doesn't communicate much with me during the transaction. Jesse was very inquisitive about the Preliminary Title Report and he came to me to review to make sure there were no Title Issues for his buyer. I was also privy to the communication between him and the listing agent, which exemplified professionalism. He had open lines of communication, he asked good questions, and he always had his clients best interest in mind.

I'm looking forward to forging a relationship with the GreenHouse Group in the future, because it's always a real pleasure working with a company that is knowledgeable, ethical and professional. I would not hesitate to utilize the GreenHouse Group for your Real Estate needs.
2013-09-12T08:48:35+00:00
...always a real pleasure working with a company that is knowledgeable, ethical and professional.

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