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Hernholm Group Real Estate Agent at Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

Hernholm Group

Real Estate Agent at
Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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  • Luxury Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction

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Agent Highlights

Hernholm is a SFH expert - working with over 67% more single family homes than the average San Diego agent.
Hernholm has great Condo experience - having sold 58 more condos than the average agent.
Hernholm also has Townhome expertise - working with over 5 more townhomes than the average agent.

More about Hernholm Group

With over 60 years of combined experience in the real estate market, the Hernholm Group consistently rank among the Top 25 agents in San Diego. They have more historic sales (125+) than any active agent in San Diego. In 2011, they were recruited by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, and became one of their top producers. Visit for more information about their family team and current listings.


Top Producer 2020


USC, University of Virginia, University of Texas, Tulane University, Francis Parker, The Bishop's School


Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS)

Move Safe Certified

Uses tools, technology, and practices to help keep you safe.


Top 20 in sales production within San Diego., 125+ historic homes sold (most in San Diego among active agents)

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Hernholm Group's Reviews & Ratings

Tell us about your experience with
Hernholm Group

    • I have nothing but great things to say about the Hernholm Group. Janna is the expert in Mission Hills, and worked with my wife and me for over a year to help us find the perfect home. During the process, she and Matthew were always available to answer our questions and give us great advice on the best way to proceed, which houses we should tour, and then how to negotiate when the time came. It all worked out, and in large part due to the professionalism and expertise of the Hernholm Group.

      - Tim Powers (Mission Hills)
    • One of the most important decision in one's life is the decision to buy and/or sell a home. It is a financial, logistical, stressful, and highly emotional decision. Nearly as important is the realtor you choose. A realtor can make or break the deal, and you. Do yourself a favor, eliminate the angst of realtor choice and go with the Hernholm Group. They are consummate professionals; projecting understated elegance yet they are totally approachable, and respectful of your wants, desires, needs and decisions. We chose the Hernholm Group and we felt totally pampered and respected during the listing and sale process. It was an absolute pleasure working with the Janna, Matthew and Melissa and we recommend them unequivocally.

      - Matt & Stacey (La Playa, Point Loma)
    • Sold two properties and purchased one with Hernholm Group (2014 and 2017). Always dependable, forthright, and realistic in their objectives for sellers and buyers. Have worked directly with both Janna and Matthew. Very pleased with the results and the process along the way. Great communication and professional handling of any issues that arise.

      - Rex Casey (Mission Valley)
    • My husband and I were first-time home buyers embarking on this journey to find our first house in this crazy market. We interviewed three different agents before deciding to go with Matthew - which after talking to him for a bit was a no-brainer. My biggest factor for choosing an agent was communication and Matthew never ever let us down - weekdays, weekends, day, night, - he always kept us posted and updated with every turn. Since we were brand new to the process, we had a lot of questions and really hadn't defined what we were looking for. Matthew helped us prioritize and explained every detail so we felt comfortable and knowledgeable. We house-hunted for approximately 8 months and made 4 - 5 offers before finding our house. Escrow was quite the roller coast ride and while I wanted to panic, Matthew stayed calm and helped guide us through closing. We feel so lucky to have found our first home in Point Loma during this crazy time in real estate. We can't thank Matthew enough for his patience, professionalism and persistence - we would recommend him to anyone.

      - Sydney Heylman (Point Loma)
    • Working with Matthew and team has been a great experience. Matthew goes the extra mile to help you during and thru the real estate transaction. I look forward having to working with him again. Thank you very much Matthew!!!

      - user6670778 (Point Loma)
    • Team H (as I call them) is an extraordinary group of gifted real estate professionals who happen to be in the same family! I was referred to them in December of 2015, and our journey together began. My historic place, though a blessing to anyone fortunate enough to call it home, was not an easy sale. The gorgeous acreage, and the 120 year old home itself, need quality stewardship and care. It is a lifestyle, and so, through two springs, the Hernholms patiently and professionally marketed my home, and opened its doors to dozens of pre-approved clients. In the beginning, they referred me to Stephanie Malcomb to stage my home. After her and team moved my things around, the place spoke volumes to perspective buyers. That Hernholm referral was great. Next, their photographer took photos of the home that made me truly appreciate my ownership. The mark of an excellent real estate team can be their professional connections. These referrals reflected the high quality of their work. And then began the months of showings. The Hernholm group were inundated with calls - many, unfortunately, who could not show pre-approval as we had agreed. For those who could back up their interest, doors were open, and clients and their realtors were greeted by one of the team. The Hernholms made themselves always available to any potential buyer. Having a team of three made this possible! I would list through spring and summer, but then take a break through the winter months. In all that time, I was consistently greeted by them with optimism and upbeat conversations. They truly listened to me - my desires for the price, the terms of the sale, how much my home meant to me. I absolutely felt that I was in a partnership, and that I could trust each of them at the helm. And, in escrow, their expertise brought me complete piece of mind. Communication was timely and clear. Advice was spot on. I was grateful for their shepherding of the process. I remember Matthew showing up in seersucker pants for the first showing - keeping with the flavor of the turn-of-the-century home. That showed me he was all-in! He had walked me through ideas about "Coming Soon" positioning, and always kept me up to speed on how my home was being presented to the marketplace. His "meet and greet" enthusiasm cannot be beat, and with the number of showings we had, he became my new BFF! Janna kept me grounded. With years in the business, she was unruffled throughout, and her calm manner was so needed by me through these months. Melissa brought her game with negotiation and clarity. She kept her eye on the ball - a successful close. I felt so fortunate to work with all of them. I highly recommend the Hernholm Group, and consider myself fortunate that our paths crossed. They have made such a difference in my life, both professionally and personally.

      - Skye Lunsford (Chula Vista)
    • If you are buying or selling in San Diego, specifically in Point Loma, Mission Hills or the beach area, the Hernholm Group is your go to Real Estate Professionals. They recently handled both the sale of our Mills Act home in Mission Hills and the purchase of our staycation Condo in Mission Bay. We could not be happier with their professional representation and follow up throughout the process for both properties.

      - Chuck Pretto (Mission Beach)
    • The Hernholm Group (primarily Matthew) worked patiently with us for over a year to find the perfect spot. Were from the Pacific Northwest and had very little knowledge of San Diego and its neighborhoods. During multiple visits, Matthew showed us around the city and shared his insights into the pros and cons of various neighborhoods in light of our lifestyle. Hes super knowledgeable, extremely professional, never pushy, and always maintains a great sense of humor. Through it all, we were 100% confident that Matthew had only one goal in mind: finding the place that would be the best fit for us, on our timetable, and within the budget that we were comfortable with. It was by far the best real estate buying experience weve ever had.

      - dhangeli (Downtown, San Diego)
    • After interviewing a number of agents we decided to go with the Hernholm Group for the sale of our Mission Hills home and the purchase of our new home, and could not be happier with our experience working with Matthew, Melissa, and Janna. They are very knowledgeable and effective agents, and were extremely patient and professional as we had to deal with difficult people on the other side of both transactions. We were very impressed with their representation and would highly recommend them.

      - Leah Lorenz (Hillcrest)
    • The Hernholm Group is renowned for its twenty plus years of experience and unparalleled expertise in our neighborhood, Mission Hills of San Diego. Working as an integrated team, Jana, Matthew and Melissa seamlessly guided us through all phases of preparation, staging and showing our home. What they told us to do, we did - it was that simple. And with two offers, expertly negotiated by the Hernholm team, we achieved a near full price offer in only six weeks on the market. Every step of the way we felt we were being coached and advised by the very best in the business. If you want a pleasurable and successful selling experience, engage the Hernholm Group and let them guide you to a successful sale!

      - Kevin Tomaselli (Mission Hills)