Reviews/Testimonials about Dale F. Downing

GREAT BUY IN SAN CARLOS

Dale was great to work with! He really knows the SD housing market and was extremely responsive and flexible to get us in to see all of the homes that were high on our list.  Dale would even scope out homes that we were interested in if we couldn't get to them as quickly as he could which speaks to his outstanding customer service. I would highly recommend working with Dale.  Kristy M.

HELPING MY SON

Dale went out of his way to help my son and his fiance find a good home. He was patient, friendly, trustworthy, and went above and beyond what a realtor is required to do. He was upfront with them and guided them through the whole process; any other realtor would have given up, but Dale had a way of making the kids feel comfortable and took the time needed to answer all questions and concerns, therefore establishing their trust. I highly recommend Dale to work with for any type of real estate transaction.  Michelle O.

FIRST HOME PURCHASE

We can't thank Dale enough for helping us find our first home! Being a first-time home buyer is hard enough; Dale made is as easy and hassle-free as could be.

Ever since even before we had even planned on buying a home, Dale had started to prep us in the whole process, which he said could get long, frustrating, tedious, complicated, and more! Even before even looking at homes, Dale walked us through the pre-approval/pre-qualification process. Dale was patient with us the whole time. He was always there when you needed. He understood our needs being a young couple and first-time home buyers.

After searching many properties, Dale found us the prefect starter-home in the area and the specifications we had asked for. He worked hard to secure it for us, even though it already had multiple offers. He went above and beyond what I think other real estate agents tend to do.

If you are looking for a home, especially in the South Bay (Chula Vista) area, I would 100% recommend Dale as your agent! Thanks Dale for everything and the time you dedicated to us in finding a perfect first place!  Dave S.

THE TRANSITION FROM SELLING TO BUYING WAS EASY

Dale was great. This isn't the first time we've worked with Dale. He helped us buy our first home 3 years ago. When my wife and I decided it was time to sell our home and buy a new one, we called Dale. He is very professional and works with you. There is no hurry up and buy. He helped us along the whole process and made sure we were happy with our new home. The transition from selling to buying was honestly, easy. The hard part was moving. If we had questions or concerns, we called Dale and he answered all of our questions or helped us with our concerns. Thank you again Dale for all your hard work.  Mills R

BEST REALTOR WE HAVE EVER WORKED WITH

Working with Dale was a real pleasure. He helped us buy our  home 3 years ago. When my wife and I decided it was time to sell our home and upgrade to a new one, we knew Dale was the agent to go with. He always gave us very helpful advise and answered all our questions. He never pressured us into buying any home. He helped us find "Our home". Dale always kept us informed of what was going on during the buying and selling process. You hear stories of people dealing with the stress of selling and buying at the same time, but not with Dale. I can honestly say that the stressful part of all of this was the packing up of the old house, not the paperwork, not the appointments, it was the packing. Thank you again Dale for doing such a great job.  Derek R

WOW THAT WAS EASY

After renting for 5 years, my husband and I decided to buy. When we asked our friends for a referral we kept hearing one name - Dale Downing.  We gave him quite a challenge as we had two months to find a home, close and move in.  Dale was extremely personable, knowledgeable and responsive.  With our tight time frame, it was a bit stressful, but Dale was very patient, kept us up to date and also assisted in keeping the loan process on track. Thanks to Dale we met our tight time frame and more importantly, found a wonderful new home!

Nancy Z

DALE IS AN OUTSTANDING NEGOTIATOR

Working with Dale was wonderful. What impressed me most about him was his knowledge and response time. He knew all the small details and strategies to help us get the home we wanted. When we emailed or called Dale, he responded within minutes, even when he was on vacation! He answered all my questions and concerns and explained every step of the buying process. He made our home buying experience as simple as stress-free as possible. This was extremely important to us. And he understood working with VA loans so he could explain to the seller and selling agent about VA loans as many agents don't work with them. I would honestly recommend Dale to anyone who needs a real estate agent. Thanks Dale!  - Gary

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SELL OUR HOME IN PARADISE HILLS AND FIND OUR DREAM HOME IN EASTLAKE

Dale was very patient with us. After more than a year we finally decided to sell and buy, Dale got us an excellent price when we sold (way above what was expected). We also purchased at the same time and that was a great! Dale got us exactly what we wanted. A great neighborhood, an excellent price and an unforgettable experience. Dale was always there for us when we had questions and explained things so we could understand what we were signing. Dale was on top of everything and kept everything going smoothly. As long as he was confident, I didn't have to worry. I knew we were in good hands. Our family will definitely use Dale again on any and all future transactions. - Ana

HELPED ME SELL MY HOME IN CHULA VISTA AND PURCHASE OUR NEW FAMILY HOME IN VISTA

When I decided to upgrade the choice of a realtor was one I did not take lightly.  I met Dale Downing and was immediately impressed by his friendly nature and knowledge of real estate, especially local markets.  As we worked together I became even more impressed !  On days when I thought we never find a buyer or a new place to move, Dale's calm steady logic would calm me down.  Long story short Dale found a perfect buyer and then immediately transitioned into finding me a new home.  In a 21 year military career I have moved no less than 8 times , buying and selling 8 houses.   Dale Downing is absolutely hands down, far and away the best, most knowledgeable, friendliest and most thorough real estate agent I have ever had the honor of working with. I now count dale amongst my closest friends. Dale, in the Navy we would say Bravo Zulu!  -  John

SOLD OUR HOUSE IN OTAY RANCH (2014) AND HELPED US BUY A HOME IN POWAY (2014)

My wife and I have been doing business with Dale Downing for five years. He took the time to work with us to find our perfect starter house.   He could have easily pushed us into a house that would have kept us house broke with back side fees like excessive HOA's - he didn't.  Instead he worked with us and taught/educated us along the way. Just recently we worked together again selling that house at huge profit as well as finding us our current house and we could not be happier. If you want a real-estate agent that will work with you to make sure you get what you are looking for and not push you outside of your budget then you can't go wrong with Dale Downing.  He's the best!  - T

HELPED US PURCHASE A 2ND HOME IN LA JOLLA FOR 1.2 MILLION

My husband and I live in Colorado and were interested in purchasing a second home in Southern California.  We met Dale via his website - HouseCallRealty.com and couldn't have been more delighted!  Dale Downing was knowledgeable of the market and neighborhoods and helped us find our dream beach house in La Jolla. We would definitely recommend him to anyone.  -  Andrea

SOLD OUR HOUSE IN EASTLAKE FOR A HUGE PROFIT!  HELPED US PURCHASE OUR DREAM HOME!

My husband and I were in need of a Realtor to both sell our house and purchase a new home.  We were referred to Dale Downing through a friend who gave him the highest recommendation.  We were not disappointed!  Dale was in regular communication with us during the entire process and was able to answer any concerns we had.

I believe Dale’s biggest asset was his negotiating skills.   It was very apparent that he has many years of experience dealing with other agents in varying contract situations, as our sale and purchase were completely different.  Because of Dale Downing, we got more money for the sale of our home and also got a great deal on the purchase of our new home!  

I have absolutely no reservations and highly recommending Dale Downing to all of my friends, family and co-workers if they need to sell or purchase a home.  - Lynn

HELPED US BUY THE PERFECT HOUSE IN EASTLAKE TRAILS

My wife and I were very impressed Dale's knowledge of the market.  He was very patient with my wife's indecision's.  I can get frustrated when looking at new houses, especially when my wife is involved, but Dale answered all her questions like he wasn't annoyed.

I was especially pleased with Dale's availability.  No matter the time of the day, Dale either answered the phone or got back to us within minutes.  Often my wife would call Dale very early or past his bed time and yet he continued to answer her questions like she was the his most important client.

Thanks to Dale Downing and his endless patience, my wife and I are in the house of our dreams. We have the perfect house for our family. We have walk-in closets in every bedroom and our neighbors are great!  -  Lisa

HELPED ME PURCHASE AND SELL OUR HOMES IN DEL CERRO AND LA MESA

Working with Dale Downing was a great experience.  I have purchased and sold several homes in the past and Dale is the most knowledgeable Realtor I have ever worked with.  From this point forward I will only use Dale Downing for all my real estate transactions.  He was not concerned about making a "sale", he was only concerned with getting me the lowest price for my income properties and the highest price for my primary residence.  His clients come first!  I have recommended all my family, friends and co-workers to Dale and he has taken care of them like he took care of me.  -  Amy

HELPED US SELL AND BUY A HOUSE IN EASTLAKE TRAILS

Dale Downing is an extremely experienced and knowledgeable agent and I would fully recommend him to anyone who is thinking about buying or selling a house.  He sold our house for us quickly and with as little stress as possible.  His years of living in this area really helped when we were trying to find a home to buy.  He listened to our needs and knew exactly which areas to look and which to avoid.  He has a family himself and was able to recommend the areas with the best schools and safe family neighborhoods.  He always answers every call and if he doesn't know the answer to a question he finds out and responds quickly.  We were treated with respect and were given top quality service.  I won't hesitate in contacting him again in the future.  -  William

FIRST TIME BUYER IN ROLLING HILLS RANCH

We approached Dale Downing back in 2003, and at the time we were merely thinking of purchasing a property in the Eastlake area.  We weren't too familiar with the area apart from what we had heard via media.  Dale went above and beyond, not only did he find us a great house, that is still our home, but he also spent time showing us local amenities, including providing valuable information on schools.  This was our first home purchase and he made the entire process so easy and fun to experience.  I was impressed with his professionalism, his time management and his communication skills.  -  Chris

SOLD OUR HOUSE IN SAN DIEGO AND HELPED US PURCHASE OUR DREAM HOME IN BONITA

Dale is real estate-knowledgeable in all areas.  He was instrumental in selling our home and then finding our dream home for us in 2013 in Bonita.  Both my husband and I feel he went above and beyond what was expected of a real estate agent.  We have already referred him to many of our friends, family and co-workers.  Dale Downing is always quick to respond and very professional.  If you need a real estate agent that is easy and pleasant to work with, it's Dale Downing all the way!  -  Wendy

SOLD A HOUSE IN BONITA FOR $575,000

Dale Downing is very knowledgeable in the field of real estate. He works very well with his clients and always strives to get them the best deal possible.  We bought a house in 2008 and sold my parents house in 2014.  Both incidences he displayed a high level of integrity and has a high sense of urgency. He exceeded our expectations. The best Agent all around. No need to look anywhere else for a Realtor!  - Tom

SOLD MY CONDO IN EASTLAKE VISTAS

Dale Downing was very cool and easy to work with.   He was very professional and was able to answer all of my questions.  He contacted me when paper work needed to be submitted, came over to my house with everything ready for me to sign.  I really appreciated the attentiveness.  Dale made the entire process a breeze! I will definitely use him again in the future.  - Roger

SOLD OUR HOUSE IN ROLLING HILLS RANCH, CHULA VISTA CA FOR $750,000

Hey Everyone!!! If anyone is thinking of selling their home or buying a new one we highly recommend Dale Downing with Realty Executives.  He just sold our house for us.  Although we were sad to have to sell, Dale made the process easy and took care of everything without any stress to us.  There were a few bumps in the road and Dale handled them with professionalism.  Selling a home can be a really stressful time but having a great realtor makes all the difference. Thanks Dale for all you did. We appreciate you!! 

PURCHASED A HOUSE IN CHULA VISTA, CA AT A GREAT PRICE!

Dale Downing was great to work with.  We were new to the home buying scene and he gave us great advice and guided us through the entire process.  He didn't try to get us into any house, he worked with us until we found the right house, and with time and patience we found the perfect home.  Thank you Dale!  -  Lisa

SOLD A HOUSE IN EASTLAKE GREENS

I used Dale on numerous occasions for my real estate transactions. His knowledge of the current real estate market is spot on and his skillful negotiation helped us to get the highest price sale in our neighborhood.  He fought tirelessly on our behalf when the other agent tried to take advantage of us and kept the deal going in spite of the challenges in the escrow.  He is easy going and educated us on the whole process so it was easy to understand. I would highly recommend Dale if you are looking for a great agent to help you with your real estate purchases!  - Evan

SOLD OUR HOUSE IN OTAY RANCH FOR $425,000

Dale Downing was awesome to work with.  My husband and I are repeat customers as he helped us purchase our first home 5 years ago.  He is easy to work with, extremely helpful and knowledgeable in the housing market.  For this time around Dale sold our home and helped us purchase another. He made the process seamless and easy. Couldn't be more happy.  We always recommend him to our close friends and family. -  Williams Family

SOLD OUR CHULA VISTA HOME FOR $25,000 OVER ASKING PRICE IN OTAY RANCH

I would highly recommend Dale Downing for all your real estate needs.  He helped me with the listing and selling of my home and relocating my family.  He knows the area in which he works very well, and is extremely professional. He followed through with everything he said he would regarding the selling of our home, and found us a home very quickly that met all of our needs.  There a no other Realtors in San Diego I would recommend other than Dale Downing.  -  Allison

HELPED US BUY OUR HOME IN SPRING VALLEY

Dale Downing helped us with the purchase of our new home back in 2003.  At the time the housing market was very hot and we kept being outbid.  I found Dale and he was able to work with us including weekends to help us find our place in Spring Valley.  We will be upgrading soon and I am sure he will help us find another great house as well as sell our current one.  He is up to date on current market trends as well as financial trends.  His professionalism shows in his work ethic and standards.  He has great communication skills and would highly recommend Dale Downing for any of your real estate needs.  He is very familiar with the San Diego area and entire county.  - Armando

HELPED UP PURCHASE OUR DREAM HOUSE IN NORTH PARK

Dale was everything you'd want in a Realtor: patient, knowledgeable, flexible, friendly, quick to respond, and (most importantly) on our side. We had a lot of demands for the property we wanted, and he found just what we were looking for. Without hesitation, we would recommend Dale to help you buy and/or sell your home.  -  Michael