Paul & Megan
"Over the last year, my husband and I have been in the process of buying a home. Given the current real estate market it has been a real rollercoaster ride. The short sell process has its share of ups and downs. Through all the uncertainty there has been one constant and that has been the outstanding advice of our realtor: Geri Bekmanis. We have worked with several realtors over the years; Geri is by far the best! She is extremely knowledgeable, honest, and professional. This coupled with her attention to detail and superb negotiating skills makes her the only realtor we would ever consider for ourselves and the only one we have referred to friends."
Jeri & Jerry
"What a great experience we have had with Geri helping us purchase a condominium for our daughter and grandson to live in! Since we were purchasing a distressed property, we did a lot of looking over an extended period of time. Geri never tired of our phone calls to look at “one more property” until we found just the right one. Then we began the purchase phase, and even though we had bought and sold many homes over the past 42 years, today’s market requires learning a completely new real estate language. Geri patiently explained the terms that were unfamiliar to us, and made sure we understood all the new documentation that is now required. She kept us informed at each stage of the process, made it all seem easy and was ahead of every detail before anything could become a problem.Energy, professionalism, knowledge, experience, personality—she is also a new friend who will be our agent for our future sales and purchases."
Lee & Carolyn
"My husband and I have had four real estate transactions with Geri and we can attest to her being someone who really had our best interests at heart. Geri was on top of everything when it mattered the most and always gave 110%. We appreciated her patience and professionalism from the beginning to the close of every transaction, regardless of how long it took to accomplish. Her expertise is invaluable."
Wil & Shawnele
"Let me just start out by saying Geri Bekmanis is one of the most efficient, professional, friendly, hardworking, honest and dedicated Realtor out there. Had it not been for her persistence and dedication, I know the property would have gone to foreclosure. I'm pretty sure I could call her an expert at buying and selling shortsales. If we ran into a roadblock (which there were many along the way) she would do whatever she could to get passed it; taking it all the way up the ladder if necessary. I knew she had our back every step of the way and I could trust her with whatever suggestions she had. Her communication efforts were flawless, whether it was good news or bad, she never hesitated to call us ASAP. I referred my mom and brother-in-law to her and she did an excellent job for them as well. I can't say enough about Geri, other than I would have the pleasure of referring her to anybody and everybody looking to buy/sell a property. I know she will do everything she can to make the experience the best it can be. THANK YOU!!!!!"
JENNIFER & DAVE
"Geri is simply the best! Her in depth knowledge of the sales process and her focus on client service is second to none. Geri has helped our family and friends purchase multiple homes over the past ten years, from San Marcos to Temecula to Huntington Beach, and she will always be our go-to agent for buying or selling. Geri truly understands how to navigate the entire process, how to get first in line when making an offer, how to handle challenging situations that inevitably arise, and how to work with lenders to make sure the deal stays on track and closes on time. During every transaction, Geri worked diligently to understand what we were looking for and generously gave countless hours of her time to explore options until we found just the right home for our family. We really appreciate all that Geri has done for us and highly recommend her as the best real estate agent that we have ever worked with."
Doug & Toni
"My husband and I have purchased and sold many homes throughout the years. I can honestly say we have never had a better, more knowledgeable, more energetic and helpful agent than Geri Bekmanis. There has never been a doubt that she put our needs and interests first. She has been with us through the sale of two condos and the purchase of our mountain home. We now consider her a friend, as well as our agent."
"I needed to sell my house (which was rented) in Escondido after moving to the Central Coast two years prior. After talking with Geri over the phone for about a minute, I knew I had found the right Agent. Because I live 300 miles away, it was very important to me to have an Agent who was available and responsive. Geri was all that and more. The listing of my home for sale became extremely complicated when the situation with my tenant deteriorated in the worst possible way. It was a nightmarish eviction process made even more difficult by my distance from the area. Geri was there every single step of the way, providing assistance and referrals when possible. When I finally got the tenant out, the house was in dire need of cosmetic repairs and basic maintenance. It was hard to see my house in such a shambles. Geri provided excellent referrals for very reasonable and qualified contractors, then oversaw and coordinated all the work being done and let me know when to arrange payment for their services. Within two weeks of the eviction, my house was back to looking inviting, clean and up to date. We were in constant contact, and it just worked out beautifully. In the midst of all this unexpected delay, the market had slowed down a bit. Geri made sure that my house was constantly marketed and held weekly open houses. It was touch and go for a bit, but the right buyers finally found my house. Geri always encouraged me to hang in there, and I’m so glad I did. I can’t say enough about this gal. The thing I appreciated most about Geri was her availability and how collaboratively we worked together. We always talked things out, and she is exactly the kind of person you want to work with when selling your home. She’s extremely knowledgeable, professional, but she’s fun too! She is above and beyond for sure, and you’ll be lucky to have her."
Robert & Patti
"Geri Bekmanis is a real estate "force!" She has helped us buy and sell 4 homes. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable in the real estate field, her personal skills, her warmth, her ability to communicate what is necessary, her resources to help you achieve and be successful in your transaction are way above the rest! Geri gets to know her clients, their wants, needs, likes and dislikes. It is important to her and you sense it immediately. Once she gets to know you, she has the ability to work for you and not waste your time. She becomes like a member of the family. You never have to wonder what is happening when you are in a transaction with Geri, she communicates with every method to keep you abreast of even the slightest detail. Above anything else, she wants her clients to be happy in the deals that are made or not made, and she will do anything in her power to achieve that. We refer Geri to all of our friends and would never do business with anyone else. We KNOW, and are assured, that Geri will work for us so that we will achieve whatever goal is our's. We always miss the daily communication with her once the transaction is complete!"
Bob & Sue
"Geri handled the recent sale of our Escondido Rancho San Pasqual home -- exceeding our expectations every step of the way from initial staging to the close of escrow. She effectively marketed our property, negotiated a "top of the market" price, and successfully utilized her skills, ability and experience to navigate a variety of unanticipated obstacles that occurred along the road to the closing table. She is a first class professional who can be relied upon to get the job done -- delivering top notch service with a high degree of integrity."
Brock & Emily
"We were very excited to purchase our first home but it had been a long and arduous journey when we worked with other realtors. We first started looking for a home in the summer. After a year, and two realtors later, we still did not find a home that met our needs and tastes. At that point we were feeling rather discouraged. We had 3 of our close friends recommend Geri Bekmanis, so we called Geri. This was the tipping point for our home search. From the beginning Geri lead the hunt for our home. She presented new options that we previously had not been aware of and was enthusiastic about the different possibilities for a home for our family. Most importantly, she was fun to see houses with. She noticed all the small details and really laid out the pros and cons of every property we saw. She came thoroughly prepared with facts and historical figures associated with each home we visited. After 3 months with Geri we were able to put in an offer on a beautiful home right before Thanksgiving and had the keys before Christmas. With Geri, the relationship does not stop after the sale. Being a first time home owner comes with a steep learning curve. We have been able to reach out to Geri and receive referrals and recommendations of who to call for everything from insurance agents to gardeners. Geri is passionate about helping her clients find a home that matches their preferences and their goals of making a sound financial investment. We have greatly benefited from our association with Geri and recommend her without reservation to everyone we know who is looking to buy a home."
11 years old
"My dad was recently laid off his job. That combined with our family already outgrowing our condo...we knew it was time to move on. A short-sale was our only option and I knew my parents were worried. I had met Geri before and knew she was really friendly, so when my parents decided to work with her I was super excited. Not only is she friendly, she really knows her job! Working with Geri took a lot of pressure off my parents, which made our whole family feel better. Geri took care of all the paperwork and even came to our house so my parents didn't have to make extra trips. She was always positive and helpful. She made every member of the family feel like our input was important. I'm so glad my parents chose to work with her. "
"Selling a home is a very difficult and uncomfortable process in most cases. I have had the pleasure of working with Geri Bekmanis, which made the selling of my home just the opposite. She made every effort to make selling a home as easy and painless as possible, setting convenient meeting times and laying out the appropriate paperwork with highlighted locations for signatures and detailed explanations for what I was signing. She was avialable at any time to answer questions that I had. It was truly a surprising and positive experience. If and when I choose to sell my next property I will work with Geri Bekmanis. There is not a reason to go anywhere else! Thank you Geri and great job!"
John & Kelley
"Its been a pleasure working with Geri over the many years and we have recommended her to all our friends! A gold star for all her hard work with us!"
JON, ANN, EMMA (dog)
"WOW! That's the best word to describe Geri Bekmanis. I could also use professional, thorough, unflappable, positive, smart, informed. Geri sold our Escondido house within hours of putting it on the MLS. Right from the start she was easy to work with and we could tell she knew the business well but was also willing to listen to our opinions and work with us. We then asked Geri if she would be willing to take on the sale of my father's house in Orange county. Even after explaining to her some of the challenges involved, she jumped right in, did some networking, investigated the best marketing strategies, made many calls and sold the house without ever having to list it on the MLS. She remained positive and determined through a couple of glitches and helped us stay optimistic, too. Not only did Geri sell two houses for us, she also was instrumental in the adoption of Emma, our dog."
"Geri is a great realtor and now a wonderful friend! She helped and encouraged me through so many big and little problems on the way to acquiring my new home. From putting in snake fence to protect my dog, "Rocky" to acquiring financing and my wish of a 60 day escrow. No problem was too big or too little for Geri to tackle -- and always with a positive attitude! The best thing about Geri was that she never got frustrated with me and let me take my time to find my perfect home. We must have looked for a year before I found it and she never got mad. She just said that I would know when it was perfect and I did! After I found the home I wanted, she helped me acquire it and sell my home. She made it possible to have a 60 day escrow to help me with my move ind introduced me to Carl Kelley who locked in good financing and a great rate. Geri was with me and helped me every step along the way to acquire my new home and sell the home I was living in. Thank you Geri -- You made it happen!"
“Geri guided me through the sale of one condo and the purchase of another, and in both transactions, I got everything I wanted and more than I expected. I clearly had the superior agent. She is AMAZING – a superb strategist, master negotiator, extremely knowledgeable and very personable. She has a sharp eye for detail, doesn’t miss a thing when touring properties and gives honest feedback about what she sees and thinks. Above all else, she wanted me to be happy with my purchase and wowed me over and over again in pursuit of that goal. I am so impressed with Geri that I carry around her business cards so that I’m ready to refer her to anyone I meet.”