Don Pelletier Real Estate Agent at The Don Pelletier Group

Don Pelletier

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The Don Pelletier Group

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  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • Foreclosures
  • Probate
  • Luxury Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • Vacation Home
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Short Sales
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Foreclosure Specialist
  • Luxury Home Specialist
  • Seller Representative Specialist
  • Accredited Buyer's Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Don gets the job done - completing more sales than the average San Diego agent by 13%.
Don is a SFH expert - working with over 79% more single family homes than the average San Diego agent.
Don has great Condo experience - having sold 136 more condos than the average agent.

Don's Transactions

  • 5386 Sunglow Court, San Diego, CA 92117
    San Diego
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3.0 bath
  • 8708 Twin Trails Drive, San Diego, CA 92129
    San Diego
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3 bath
  • 44537 Brawley Avenue, Jacumba, CA 91934
    Mobile Manufactured Home
    3 bed / 2 bath
  • Single Family Home
    3 bed / 2 bath
  • 1186 Tres Ninos Corte, Vista, CA 92084
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3 bath
  • 5505 Adelaide Avenue 14, San Diego, CA 92115
    San Diego
    2 bed / 2.0 bath
  • 5086 Mount Gaywas Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
    San Diego
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 2 bath

More about Don Pelletier

38 years as a professional Realtor, and 2,200+ successful home sales. One home, every 4.5 days, for over 30 years ranked in the top 1% of agents in the USA. Don is recognized as one of San Diego's foremost experts on residential real estate, having sold more homes over his career than 97.3% of all Realtors in San Diego. Don's been an Expert Witness for the San Diego Courts and served on the Professional Standards Committee (Ethics & Arbitration) for SDAR, for 16 years, and was appointed Chair. CREDENTIALS: Certified Luxury Home Specialist (CLHS) Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Pre-Foreclosure Specialist (PSC) Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI) Certified e-professional (e-PRO) RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement Award WEBSITE:

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science

Other Certifications

Realtor, Certified Luxury Home Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified E-Professional, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Pre Foreclosure Specialist, RE.Max Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achieve, Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®)


RE/Max Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award, #3 Keller Williams So Cal Region, Certified Luxury Homes Specialist (CLHMS, Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certifed Distressed Property Expert (CDP, Pre-Foreclosure Specialist (PSC), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), e-PRO (electronic/paperless transactions

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    • Dear Don,As owners of many homes, my husband and I have had enough experience to know the drill when selling and buying a home. We could not have been happier working with you in our most recent sale of our home and purchase of another home. We always knew what was going on either through your weekly phone calls (sometimes more than that) and our communication with your office staff. We always felt like you were on top of things for us and for everyone involved. When we stumbled on some problems due to errors caused by realtors on the other side of the transactions, you were right there to help them fix things even though it wasnt always your responsibility. This is a sign of a truly committed professional and we are most appreciative of your efforts in this regard.Selling and buying another home is not a process one likes to engage in frequently, but you made it less of a burden and a relatively easy transition. In addition to making sure all the paperwork was in order, you also made our lives easier by helping out with some basic things that we needed like giving us moving boxes, changing the locks on our new house, and sending us out on a celebratory dinner. Traditional thank you baskets are always nice but your thank you gifts were much more practical and useful and just what we needed!We have already told everyone we know that if they need to buy or sell a home, they MUST call you! Even though I dont plan on moving again anytime in the near future, when and if the time does arrive, I will wholeheartedly call you and enlist your excellent services again. Thank you for not only being good at selling and buying home, but for being a wonderful, friendly, and supportive person to work with. We wish you all the best success.

      - Melissa and David S., PhD,
    • Don and his team did a terrific job on the sale of our home. In my opinion, he sets the standard for integrity, transparency, and responsiveness.We had our house listed by another agent for many months, and although it sold twice, it fell apart twice. When we decided to change agents, I interviewed others, all very experienced and with top reputations. I wanted to hire an agent who not only was effective but was committed to straight talk and prompt response. Don was willing to invest 2 hours of unrushed time talking to me about his approach, strategies, and values. He was also willing to take the risk of losing the listing if he could not sell the property within a reasonable period of time.I was impressed.Don got the house sold at almost our top asking price, in two weeks. What was more important was that he got the deal closed, with difficult buyers and a difficult buyers agent. The buyers having failed to get a lowball price (thanks, Don) tried to get it all back with aggressive actions during the inspection process (our house is high-end, very tricked out and in great condition). Don counseled us through that icky process, keeping our blood pressure down, our wallets still in our pockets, and to a successful completion of that part of the deal.Then the buyers loan took two extra weeks, and this caused lots of complications with their very difficult agent. Don got our carrying costs covered, and to a smooth, if delayed closing.Through the whole process, Don, and Gerri (and Tim) communicated with us promptly, confidently, and importantly to us, kindly. He gave us real advice, not just choices, without attempting to strong arm any particular decision along the way. His knowledge of the inner workings of the process gave us confidence and kept us patient when we were losing patience.Dons TC and team handled all paperwork and external process accurately and quickly. They took care of all details that they could, making an otherwise difficult process easier.

      - Keith Z.
    • Judging by the goofy shows on tv, selling your hoe is not treated like the largest portion of net worth for most everybody. The reality is this is the most important financial choice most of us will ever make. Don is in a unique club. There are almost 20,000 agents in San Diego County. Most of them have no experience selling homes at all. Why would you trust an amateur with your biggest investment? I have sold thousands of homes and owned one of the largest real estate firms in the country and when I sell and buy its an emotional rollercoaster. Don will get you the deal that you need. 20,000 agents and only a handful are as skilled as Don. Don comes with my highest recommendation.

      - Jason H.
    • Don, again, you and your staff have come through for me in stellar fashion. This is our third transaction together and every time 1 am impressed at your professionalism and commitment to your client. You shouldnt be selling real estate; you should be teaching others how to do it correctly. In the last couple of years, I did a couple of transactions and didnt use you and, to tell you the truth, I regret not using your services. The comparison between other, so-called professionals and you is like night and day.Again, you went to bat for me on a price and commission reduction to your possible detriment. As such, I enclose a check to make up for your loss of commission. Ive also included the lost commission from the other realtors as I feel you earned it more than they did.I have to congratulate Eddie and the rest of your staff for how they handled this. Everybody seemed enthusiastic and committed to getting the job done right and on time. The systems you have in place and the checks and balances virtually ensure a trouble-free deal. Well done! Ive included a little extra in your check. Please send these kind folks off to a nice dinner on me.I have dealt with realtors my whole life as my father sold real estate. I have bought and sold several houses and have helped other people in their transactions. I have worked with countless realtors while looking for property, dropping in for open houses, and actual hands-on transactions. I have yet to earn anybody with the style, politeness, thoroughness, professionalism, and care that you bring to the industry.You want a reference? You can have anybody, anytime, call me and Ill be happy to let them know they could be doing a lot worse than engaging your team.Best regards and a hearty Thank you.

      - David L.
    • If you are in need of a realtor that is trustworthy, ethical and has the skill set of a Jedi Master, then Don Pelletier is who you want. Don and his team masterfully juggled 3 separate real-estate transactions, simultaneously, ending with my family being in the home of our dreams. This was all done in under 8 weeks! Don also helped us with finding a new property manager and insurance agent. His service and professionalism will impress you. I highly recommend Don for any Real Estate issue that comes your way. He's easy to talk to and is a wealth of information. Plus, he has great referrals too! Can't thank you enough for your great service Don, I'm so glad we used your team!

      - Greg S.
    • I have bought and sold over 30 homes in my lifetime. I have never met a more consummate professional then Don Pelletier. Every friend that Ive recommended him to has told me the same thing. Has an outstanding grasp on the market

      - Duane S.
    • Absolutely the best realtor we have ever worked with. My wife and I have sold houses in five states and the three we bought/sold with Don and his team were the easiest. Others talk about being customer focused, but talk is cheap. Don was there from the beginning to the end of the sale and beyond. In fact, we are still in touch 10 years after we moved away from California. If not for my relocation, Don would be the first number I would call if I were selling or buying a property.Our first transaction (sale) was a challenging one and Don got it done fast and for our asking price. The second (purchase) was also a challenge. The sellers were difficult to deal with, but Don and his team were able to navigate this difficult situation and we got our dream house.Sadly, after three years, my job was relocated and once again, Don came through. Our house sold in record time and at top dollar. That profit has come in handy in retirement.We will always be grateful to Don for all of his help and cant recommend him strongly enough. He is easy to work with, cares about his clients and will get you top dollar.

      - Dave S.
    • Our experiences with the Don Pelletier Group extends over 25 years, and we are grateful for Don and his team's expertise, wise counsel, and support in several transactions. Don is a wealth of knowledge and always willing to provide resources anytime for contractors, property management resources, legal professionals, 1031 exchange experts, real estate agents in other states outside of California. We highly recommend Don and his professional team!

      - Mark and Vicky T.
    • My experience using Don Pelletier to sell the home owned by myself, and my brother after the death of my mother was incredible. Throughout the entire process, which was extremely challenging, Don was professional and kind and went above and beyond to really make a personally difficult situation go extremely well. Our home sold quickly for the amount we wanted, and I have already highly recommended him to two of my friends. I am so grateful to have gotten to work with Don and his team. Don is an exceptional realtor!!!

      - Cindy N.
    • From the first conversation with Don before I was ready to list my home to the closing, he and his team were great. They offered great recommendations on vendors that could help to make my house irresistible to buyers. Questions were quickly answered, and the entire process was very easy. When the first sale fell through, they quickly got it back on the market and we had 3 offers immediately. Don put me in contact with an agent in the Tampa area who helped me find a new home and continued to offer his services. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Don, Gerri, and their team. They gave me honest opinions and great advice. I can't say enough good things about them. It's easy to see why he has such a great reputation.

      - Linda S.
    • I had to liquidate several properties in San Diego. The issues were complicated, and I do not reside in California. As trustee for an estate, I scheduled several interviews with real estate agents in the San Diego area who were recommended to me. Don Pelletier came to the interview extremely well prepared. He had already worked up comps, researched the neighborhoods, and had an excellent presentation and familiarity with the area. He won the interview process, hands down. We never looked back. Don worked closely with me, and I came to value his advice. Through his hard work, we reached satisfactory sales of all properties in a very respectable time frame. I have sold many properties in many states over the years. I never worked with any real estate agent better qualified than Don. If you want a hardworking, knowledgeable, and helpful real estate agent, Don Pelletier is your man. I recommend him highly and without reservation.

      - George M.
    • The purpose of this correspondence is to express my gratitude and sincere appreciation to you for delivering a professional approach to selling our residence at the Salviatti Community in Santa Fe Springs. You and your staff were friendly and consistent with your communication throughout the marketing process, which enabled my family and I to continue our daily routines without any annoying surprises or inconvenience related to the viewing of our home. My research confirms that you sold our house at an all-time record high price for the area, which is further testament to your professionalism and hands-on leadership of your staff. Your advice and performance have exceeded my highest expectations and I would feel very confident in recommending you to other sellers of real estate. Please let me know if I can ever be of any service to you.

      - Robert G.
    • The purpose of this correspondence is to express my gratitude and sincere appreciation to you for delivering a professional approach to selling our residence at the Salviatti Community in Santa Fe Springs. You and your staff were friendly and consistent with your communication throughout the marketing process, which enabled my family and I to continue our daily routines without any annoying surprises or inconvenience related to the viewing of our home. My research confirms that you sold our house at an all-time record high price for the area, which is further testament to your professionalism and hands-on leadership of your staff. Your advice and performance have exceeded my highest expectations and I would feel very confident in recommending you to other sellers of real estate. Please let me know if I can ever be of any service to you.

      - Robert G.
    • I am a probate attorney in Carlsbad, California, and my practice focuses exclusively on estate, probate, and trust administration matters. I have known Don Pelletier for over five years related to my practice, and I have worked with him on nearly one dozen matters, ranging from valuation of property to sales of property involved in complex litigation. I can say, without qualification, that common through all these matters is Mr. Pelletiers professionalism, attention to detail, courtesy and through knowledge of the subject matter, so much so, that I have difficulty rationalizing the use of any other real estate broker. I count my professional relationship with Mr. Pelletier to be one of my greatest assets in my trust and estate administration practice.Please feel free to contact me directly at (760) 930-8080 if you have any questions or require further information.

      - Kevin K.
    • Don and his team were AWESOME from beginning to end of the sale of our home. He explained everything clearly so that we understood, he was always available for questions, and he made the whole process so smooth and easy for us!! Don is not only extremely knowledgeable and professional, he is truly a great guy who genuinely cared about us as individuals and was extremely considerate of all of our needs. Simply said, Don is the BEST, and we highly recommend him to anyone who wants someone they can trust that will have their best interest at heart and will get the job done quickly and smoothly. We can't say enough good things about Don and his whole team. THANK YOU, DON!!!!!

      - Fred and Shelly D.
    • Hi, were Tom and Marsha C. and wed like to tell you a little about our experience working with The Don Pelletier Group. While doing our homework, and before meeting Don several years ago, we knew he had a winning track record, and because weve experienced it firsthand, we have the outcomes to prove it! If youre reading this review, then hopefully youre considering having Don and his team represent you and your real estate needs...and thats one of the best decisions you can make in this entire process! We have had the good fortune and privilege of knowing Don for the past 13 years and he has represented us and our family in a variety of both buying and selling in four real estate transactions throughout that time, and we wouldnt consider having anyone else on our side! Don recently helped us during the pandemic to both sell and buy property, as well as relocate from Connecticut to San Diego County, along with representing and guiding our son through the process of purchasing his very first home! Wherever you are in the real estate process, and whatever unique needs you may have, Don knows the market and business better than anyone weve ever met, and consistently provides solid, well-researched advice. Don and his team are well versed in the art of negotiation and the extremely competitive markets, and he and his team will help you get top dollar for your home, and/or purchase the home of your dreams...all while protecting your best interests! Don and his wife Geri are consummate professionals and great communicators, always just a text or phone call away, and always with a quick response. Don and Geri use their expertise and years of experience to help you navigate the often complex and stressful world of real estate, all while being trustworthy and kind. Somehow Don and Geri perform as if youre their only clients, consistently going above and beyond what is necessary or asked of them! Our family wishes you well during your real estate journey, choosing Don

      - Tom and Marsha C.
    • I cannot begin to thank you enough for the outstanding efforts you put forth in selling the homes in the probate estates assigned to me. Both had to be sales from hell, however, you were able to solicit buyers and close escrow despite what seemed to me to be never ending problems. Your weekly status reports and frequent telephone calls kept me up to date on your marketing progress was greatly appreciated. Further, I am convinced that your recommendations on improving the marketability of one of the homes was the key factor in its sale. Best of all, I appreciated your friendly and courteous attitude, your patient demeanor, and your professionalism. For these reasons I intend to refer my customers to your office. I am thoroughly satisfied with your service and will not hesitate to refer my clients and friends to you.

      - Helen L.
    • Don and Gerri and their team went the extra mile to help us get a record-breaking price for our home. Don personally gave us suggestions regarding everything we needed to do to make our house show like the gem we knew it could be, as well as things that we didnt need to do! Overall, a stellar experience!

      - Robert L.
    • I would highly recommend The Don Pelletier Group to any seller or buyer who wants to receive five-star service in every facet of the process. They are client-driven, detailed oriented and timely in getting all the facts and information you need to sell or buy a home. They take away all the stress and make it so simple. They have all the current knowledge of the market and what will benefit you the most to get most for your home. I cant say enough about them.

      - Nancy B.
    • We sure lucked out being referred to Don Pelletier homes as we were long distance buyers fromSilicon Valley and needed a Realtor in San Diego County. Don helped us find and buy a house in Encinitas! His experience and knowledge of the county was invaluable every step of the way. Don readily contacted agents on our behalf to schedule visits and accommodated our daughters representation for us. He found out so much more about each house and could also tell when the listing wasnt quite right which saved us wasted time and headaches. As a result of Dons experience and professionalism, he was able to get our offer accepted amongst several multiple offers. It clearly helps that Don is acquainted with many other Realtors in the business who know and trust him and his team. Don wowed me when he was able to negotiate a little money for repairs after much of our paperwork was signed. I must say our home purchase has been a breeze because Gerri and Taylor are so thorough in their liaison with escrow companies and expedient in their work. Don provides the best support and shares a wealth of vendor contacts to make moving and getting established smoothly. We highly recommend Don Pelletier Group as your Realtor!

      - Jill B.
    • I would like to tell you about our experience with Don and Gerri Pelletier. My husband recommended Don to me because he collaborated with Don on the sale of his house in Escondido in 2013. Don was also highly recommended by a friend of ours, Michael, who had worked with Don several times. I now understand why he was so highly recommended. Don and his wife Gerri helped me with the sale of a rental property I owned in Chula Vista. Ive never met Don and Gerri in person. I live in Arizona, and we conducted the entire project by phone, text, email, and mail. The property needed a lot of repair work before it was ready to list and Don helped us by providing vendors for all the projects and coordinated and provided access to the property, allowing us to meet our deadline for listing the property. Due to Dons extensive research and marketing skills, we were able to decide on a fair market list price and received several over asking price offers as soon as it hit the listings. After a few inspections and further repairs, we finally closed on an offer that was way above our expectations. Throughout the repair and escrow phases of the process we talked to Gerri daily, dealing with details to keep the process moving. Throughout the process Don and Gerri expertly negotiated the many required COVID pandemic restrictions and guidelines. Don and Gerri regularly kept us up to date, were always pleasant and positive, thorough, professional, and diligent. I couldnt have been happier with their service to us and highly recommend them. Thank you, Don, and Gerri!

      - Linda L.
    • We have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to buy and sell a home with Don and Gerri. While I am sure other companies offer the same insights and market research, I would wager that none of them come close to the level of care and support that Don and Gerri does. Its not simply that they check in with you during the process they were there for us years later. If we needed a plumber Don was there, gardener - ask Don! They even were so kind as to send us lunch on the day we moved out simply because they knew moving out of a home is a crazy process. If I ever knew of anyone who was looking to buy or sell a home in San Diego, I can think of no one I would trust more than the Don Pelletier Group. They treat you like family.

      - Mary O.
    • Don has an incredible amount of experience and a phenomenal track record. He was easy to contact and made himself available. He follows through. He provided recommendations, insight, and a wide variety of resources in order to make the process as smooth for me as possible. I am a repeat customer. I recommend.

      - Kathy E.
    • Ive known Don for over 20 years, as he helped me purchase my first home in San Diego. He understood this was my first home and provided a lot of guidance for my wife and me. He also kept in touch over the years, so 13 years later when I was living in another city and renting out the same home, I called on Don to help. He and his team took care of everything, so much so that I didnt even have to fly down to do anything. I never had to worry. Fast forward to 2021, I had a client that wanted to retire and relocate to San Diego, so I put her in touch. Don helped her every step of the way, making her dream come true. He has been a great resource for any questions about real estate, and one of the nicest guys you will meet. Happy to provide a referral.

      - Michael M.
    • Working with Don was easy and productive. While Im sure people can get a wonderful experience with other realtors what really sets Don apart is the continual help he provides. Need some help finding a contractor? Don knows. Building an ADU? Don knows. He has been helpful all along our journey.

      - Ricardo O.
    • As a result of my professional involvement in complicated legal transactions, I have had the privilege to become well acquainted with Mr. Don Pelletier. Mr. Pelletier was not only of tremendous assistance to me, I also found him to be thorough, well prepared and extremely pleasant to work with in situations which required immediate attention. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Pelletier and can do so with confidence that he will continue to maintain the fine qualities that I observed.

      - Bruce B.
    • My husband and I could not believe the price Don and Gerri got us for our house and how quickly the offers came in. They created a big buzz about our property before we actually put it on the market, and it worked wonderfully. They expertly advised us on what items we should improve and how much to spend to get the maximum return. We got a huge return on our investment (way over market values in that area). They helped us choose the best buyer so we were confident the sale would go through. They kept us constantly updated on the entire process, and even helped it close earlier than the already short escrow of 30 days. We will never use a different realtor and will recommend them to everyone we know. They truly cared about the whole transaction working in our best interest. Cant say enough about how happy we were with the entire process from start to finish. Ive never written a review for anything, but I had to share our experience!

      - Joe and Mark S.
    • Individuals such as Don are hard to come by these days. Professional. Smart. Creative. Strong work ethic. Respectful. Skilled negotiator. Committed to providing the highest level of service before, during and after the sale. Genuine and down to earth. I could go on and on! We used Don to sell our home years ago and he negotiated a much higher price than we originally listed the house for. He even took time to vet a realtor out of state for my elderly mom to sell her home. He then made himself available to offer advice and checked back with me countless times through her challenging sale. We will definitely use Don to sell our home next time and would highly recommend him. Thank you so much Don!

      - Lisa S.
    • A friend referred Don to us, after we listed our home with a realtor who was a neighbor/friend, and we were having no luck selling after 6 long months. My husband, upset and frustrated, interviewed several agents along with Don, all from very prestigious firms in San Diego. Don stood out, not just because my husband thought he could sell the property, but because he felt Don was a person of integrity, which is important to us. Don kept every promise he made to us. His team, which includes his wife Gerri and his nephew Tim, are all incredibly professional, friendly, and responsive. They help Don to run his real estate business like no other we have seen. My husband is a busy attorney in a large nationwide firm with over 600 attorneys, it is difficult to impress him with either efficiency or intellect and Don did both. Unfortunately, both skills were needed on our real estate transaction and we both feel if it were not for Dons expertise, many things could have gone wrong. Don has over 30 years in his field, working with all kinds of real estate transactions on all sides from mid-range to luxury properties. However, a very difficult and unresponsive buyers realtor and problems with the lending Don was able to achieve very close to our asking price within 2 weeks of listing our process put us many days over the original escrow close, and I feared the deal would have to be canceled. My husband and I have bought and sold properties before, and we have never had a deal this difficult. However, Don persevered. He has an amazingly even temperament and was able to work through all of the problems, mostly to our advantage. Don and his wife Gerri are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to contractors, painters, heating, and air people etc. Everyone that the Pelletiers introduced us to were reasonably priced, efficient, and professional. I think they know everyone in San Diego after being in the real estate world as long as Don has been. We only regret that we did not hire

      - Joann F.
    • Don and his team were very helpful during all stages of our house sale. He visited our home early to give advice on staging and worked with us closely throughout. Our sale was a bit difficult and stressful because the buyers on the first offer backed out after a few days, but then came back after a week or so. And then the escrow was delayed due to the buyers changing lenders very late in the process. Don and his team stayed close to us with multiple text messages, emails, and phone calls. They gave us good advice to help us through all stages. I would highly recommend Don and his Team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. They are hardworking and very honest.

      - Charlie and Glynn B.
    • We were beyond the moon with the help Don & Gerri provided! Besides the decades of knowledge, they are there every step of the way throughout the process. Don & Gerri will treat you like family! The Williams, JoJo & Bonsai

      - Diana W.
    • I worked with Don and Gerri Pelletier recently on an investment real estate transaction. As a fellow real estate professional, I must say that Don and his wife Gerri were wonderful to work with. Don and Gerri are both great communicators and extremely professional real estate brokers. Don and his team ensured that the entire transaction closed smoothly and that all sides of the transaction were comfortable every step of the way. I look forward to the opportunity of working with the Don Pelletier team again in the near future.

      - Patrick K.
    • I am an old man (73) and have had a dozen real estate agents in my life. Don is the most responsive, competent, and enjoyable with whom to work that I have ever had. Im not exaggerating and heres why: Ive lived in the home I have now for 38 years. Don was not my agent when I bought it and he has never acted as my agent in a single transaction. Translated that means Don has never even made a penny from me. So why am I raving about him? Over the past decade plus I have wanted to know things about my property and its value. Don has spent an estimated 2 hours of his time each time I get an impulse to know something about my home. He has done that about 20 times in the period since I first asked him. That means Don has given me about 40 hours (2*20) of his time to a man that doesnt have a contract with him and the possibility of Don making a commission is still way in the future, maybe never if I live in this home the rest of my life. That said, if I ever do list my home for sale, you know who my real estate agent will be! Good ole Don who allows me to bug him for data without nothing in it for himself. Don has consistently demonstrated the kind of character that has earned my respect and loyalty for life!

      - Ashley O.
    • I was moving from across the country and Don (and his great team) made buying a house incredibly easy. Don knows the entire San Diego area and can give pros and cons of all the San Diego communities. This was especially helpful as I had not spent much time in the area. He also has excellent contacts for any type of home renovations or remodeling that one would need. All the contacts were professional and helpful. Even after purchasing a home, Don continues to share his knowledge in everything from the current real estate market to gardening tips. Don came highly recommended from a friend who has had purchased and sold several houses with him. I would now like to pass along my highest recommendation.

      - Matt B.
    • Don and Gerry Pelletier were exceptional all the way through Escrow in every way. They communicated extremely well for every detail. In fact, the House sold for more than the asking price! I would highly recommend The Don Pelletier group for all of your Real Estate needs!

      - John B.
    • When I told my wife I had called Don, she asked Who?? Not the guy from the bench!.We were in the middle of buying a second home while selling our first home at the same time. We started by selecting a morediscounted real estate group. Whats the worst that could happen? We asked ourselves. Well, the answer was quite a lot Things went off the rails fast. Thousands of dollars and countless hours wasted. Potential legal action (an empty threat, but nerve wracking nevertheless!).We keep seeing Don Signs by our home, so I decided to call him. Don stopped by our home and gave us soundly advice. So, we immediately hired him and fired the other agent.Don worked with us, and he rescued us. And I mean that literally. We were due with our second baby in a few short weeks, and I had no idea where we would be living. A new house? Our current house? An apartment? What would our finances look like? I am afraid I was skeptical until I saw Dons magic at work.He started on the sale of our home right away. Within two weeks we had a buyer at asking price and with several contingencies in place to give us peace of mind and extra time in the home after the sale if we needed it.At the same time, he introduced us to a fantastic new lender, Chris, and got us a fresh start on a new house. This house required some competition, but Don and company walked us through it very nicely. We felt the normal jitters but ultimately at ease.Both the sale and the purchase seemed to be finalizing in relative sync this was important as it involved transferring VA Loan benefits. And despite using VA the purchase closed on-time if not earlier. We were actually ready before the sellers were prepared to move out their last items. 100% facilitated by Don and his team. Smooth as a hot knife through butter.To complete the story, the baby decided to show a little early, but he was just fine, and we were able to move into the new home about two weeks later.Call Don, you will not regret it.

      - Denis and Ashley N.
    • Thank you, Don/Gerri, for selling my home! I did not think my home would sell easy, but Don/Gerri surprised me, getting an offer locked in within 4 days of listing and a super easy 30-day escrow whilst guiding me through the whole process. All of the advice received had me and my familys best interest in mind, I am insanely appreciative of the level of service I received. I will be requesting Don and Gerris expert services for all future real estate transactions and recommending them to anyone/everyone that is interested in buying or selling a home.

      - Bryan M.
    • Don and his associates, especially his wife Gerri, did a great job in leading us through the purchase of our condo in West Mission Valley. The location of the listing and most of the negotiations were done with us 3,000 miles away in NH! Don had to educate us to the very different San Diego market and counseled us through the purchase process. He really earned his strips after the inspection identified issues that could have doomed the sale. However, he went to bat for us and negotiated a fair price for us that considered the repairs we would need to make. His team, led by Gerri, were on top of every detail including the signing of documents electronically which they made easy. We were fortunate that Don and his team came highly recommended by family members who had worked with him for years and spoke so highly of him that we were ready for disappointment. This was not to be, and we are so very appreciative of our experience with Don and his team and now consider them to be family.

      - Martha and Jim G.
    • When it became time to sell my mother in laws home in San Diego several years ago, I started looking for realtors in the area. One day I saw a picture of a nice-looking gentlemen on a bus bench with the statement I know San Diego Real estate Please call. So, I did. Met with Don Pelletier and Gerri and listed the home with them. Don helped us get the home ready to sell and proceeded to sell it in three weeks at Twenty-Seven Thousand over our asking price. Last Year I needed to sell my home in Valley Center, so there was no doubt that I would be using Don again. He did some research on local market and we came up with an asking price. Put home on Market on Monday and received two full cash offers by Friday of same week. Opened Escrow for two thousand dollars over asking price. Don kept us informed every step of the way, and even sent me a thank you gift. I have since moved to Northern Nevada and Don hooked me up with a local realtor up here. Got a great house at a great price in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. If I ever need another realtor, Don is my man.

      - Johan (Joe) T.
    • The Pelletier Group/Don and Gerri helped me sell my home in Murrieta, CA. They did an amazing job!! They were a wealth of knowledge from the inner workings of selling homes to the community in which my son and I currently reside. They told me of the process from start to finish and it happened that way exactly. The outcome was more than what I had hoped. I could go on and on What I appreciated the most is that these guys held my hand through the entire process which allowed me to relax and trust them completely. When looking to buy a home, there is no doubt that I will come to The Pelletier Group. Thanks so much! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!

      - Mel D.
    • We were referred to Don from a trusted professional and since we were first time homeowners, we had a lot of questions and uncertainty about the housing market and the process of purchasing a condo. Don did a great job of explaining to us how the process worked, his opinion on the current condition of the housing market and what types of opportunities there were for us as first-time homeowners. Don was very patient with us as we went through the process of identifying what type of condo, location, and a price we were both comfortable with. After seeing many homes over the course of 6 months Don stuck with us and finally found the right one for us! First, Don did a market analysis to ensure we were making the right offer and not overpaying. After receiving the market analysis and getting guidance from Don, we decided to pull the trigger and make an offer. Don and his team quickly swooped into action and had an offer out to the seller within 24 hours and the seller accepted! Don and his team really showed their value once the offer was accepted by walking us through the escrow process every step of the way. They did a great job of moving things along quickly as our goal was to close as fast as possible. I am happy to say the condo we purchased appraised for $20,000 more than we paid for it! In our opinion, this validates Dons experience and negotiating skills as a business professional and realtor. All in all, Don and his team did a great job in explaining the process to us, making the transaction smooth and getting us into the condo we wanted for the price range we were comfortable with. Thanks Don & Team!!

      - Bill C.
    • Don recently assisted me with a new home purchase. I am a primatologist in a very busy private practice, and Don was indispensable in helping my girlfriend and I in our new home search. He understood last minute cancellations, calls after hours, and helping us to get everything we wanted from our new home. He was also instrumental in helping us find exactly what we were looking for, coordinating the escrow process, and ensuring that once we had taken possession, all of our needs were met in terms of repairs, cleaning, and other necessities.In addition, Don was an incredibly personable and friendly individual who always took the time to put a personal touch on the neighborhoods we visited. He went out of his way to show us places that he thought wed find interesting, pointing out local history and making the city come alive in a way we wouldnt otherwise have known about. I doubt that there are many more people who know more than he does about the areas we visited, and we visited several.I cannot stress enough how valuable a resource Don was for us, and in particular how I believe that he is an incredible asset to any physician or family with a physician. I have already recommended him to my two-new incoming partners and will do so with anyone I know who is relocating without any hesitation

      - Wade S.
    • As a first-time home buyer, Don and his team were extremely helpful throughout the entire process. From beginning to end they were knowledgeable and transparent which assisted me with my decisions and navigating becoming a homeowner. I had a wonderful experience working with Don and his team and I am very thankful for all their help!

      - Chris C.
    • Don is extremely professional and very knowledgeable when it comes to Real estate. Don is a very kind and caring person. Ive had the pleasure of working with Don for several years and he has helped many of my clients. I highly recommend Don! Thank you for everything!!

      - Nick K.
    • Don just completed another real estate transaction for our family. Don represents his clients in a way that takes the headaches out of selling your property. We trust him to help us determine accurate market value, which ensures that the property doesnt just sit there with a for sale sign. Don irons out the bumps that always come up during a sale. Years of experience make the difference!

      - Steve C.
    • Don has been a realtor in the San Diego area for many decades. We didnt have a moments hesitation in selecting him to represent us. A seamless and smooth experience all the way through. He guided us through the entire process and made suggestions that would only benefit us. Our highest recommendation.

      - Mike and Kathy H.
    • Thank you, Don, for your professionalism in handling the sale of our home. By selling our house in three days, you took all the stress awaysomething much needed with a newborn! It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you from start to finish, particularly given your attention to detail, honest regarding all matters, and your negotiating skills. We can honestly say that working with you was like having a friend to help us sell our home.

      - Shelly M.
    • Don Pelletier recently sold our home in the community of Savenna in Santa Fe Valley. During the time in which our home was on the market, there were many competing homes for sale in the area. Don sold our home while many others remained on the market. Throughout the process Don and his team provided excellent service and advice. If you are considering selling your home, we recommend you call Don Pelletier.

      - Bob and Bethany W.
    • I was very impressed with the service I received from the Don Pelletier Group. Everyone was very knowledgeable about the process and was able to make this sale extremely easy on me. I felt like they were there to answer any of my questions and guide me all the way through.

      - Rona C.
    • On behalf of Greg and myself I would like to send our sincere thanks to you. Living in Hawaii and trying to sell a house in San Diego is not possible without help from someone. I cant tell you how impressed we were with your attention to detail, your outstanding customer service and hard work towards a successful sale. I guess the amazing part is I know we were not your most profitable customer! I wish we were still in San Diego to be able to utilize your services again. If we have any Navy friends transferring to San Diego, you can be sure we will recommend you to them. If we can ever be a contact for recommendation for, please contact us. We wish you and your staff all the success in the ever-changing real estate world. Additional thanks to Gerri for her outstanding support on your behalf. Again, we are extremely grateful for your tremendous work and your tremendous time and effort devoted to us. If you are ever in Hawaii, please stop and visit. Aloha!

      - Colleen T.